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Nuclear State Terror & Smart Power Diplomacy

(Reuters) - United States engaging in back-channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, AP reported Friday, amid rising tensions in the region as President Donald Trump stepped up his warnings to Pyongyang a military option against North Korea was "locked and loaded". The dialogue involved Joseph Yun, the U.S. envoy for North Korea policy, and Pak Song Il, a senior North Korean diplomat at the United Nations, the AP reported, citing unidentified U.S. officials and others briefed on the process.
AUGUST 11, 2017 / 7:49 AM / https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-diplomacy-idUSKBN...

Smart Power and Military Force
Journal of Strategic Studies, 38:3, published 3/11/15 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402390.2014.1002915

U.S. PRINCE WAR AGAINST TALIBAN?

Appeals court overthrows murder conviction of Blackwater convictions in 2007 massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians
8/4/17 https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/murder-conviction-in-...
U.S. appeals court threw out the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard sentenced to life in prison as lead shooter in the 2007 massacre.. The three-judge panel also ordered new sentences for three other Blackwater guards convicted of manslaughter sentenced to mandatory 30-year prison terms....The four security guards opened fire on the Iraqis, including women and children, at Nisour Square....were among 19 Blackwater security guards for U.S. State Department officials in Iraq....

///Reuters reported in late April...Trump administration weighing sending between 3,000 and 5,000 U.S. and coalition troops to Afghanistan.
NATO already has some 13,450 troops in Afghanistan, which includes about 6,900 U.S. military personnel training Afghan armed forces...
the US also has about 1,500 more troops in a parallel counter-terrorism unit...Almost 16 years since the US tried to topple the Afghan Taliban...
in the past 18 months Taliban have twice succeeded in seizing Kunduz...

USNATO GLOBAL MILITARY
Video Trump, Frustrated By Afghan War, Suggests Firing Commander US Army Gen. John Nicholson, Commander NATO forces in Afghanistan
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-05-10/nato-assessing-afg...

Green on blue' attacks 
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/322428/meaning-green-blue-attacks-a...
The Afghan police and army "green on blue" attacks against US and NATO forces  have understandably dominated news coverage from the war.

Green-On-Blue' attacks hit U.S. troops in Afghanistan

July 4 "ISIS Hits Iran":US long War against Iran, p.2 Weaponized Information

US post WW3 New World Order’s world destruction mission
‘the issue is Iran’s ‘normalization and integration into the world community’
[more at http://www.burbankdigest.com/search/node/IRAN+search]

"What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
Frederick Douglass, 5 July 1852
America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future.
Your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy - a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.
Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the old world, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival...

US zionist imperialism has been waging war against IRAN for decades, most notoriously its 1953 Operation code-name: TP-AJAX

WEAPONIZED INFORMATION, part 1

UNDERSTAND U.S NEWS & INFORMATION IS POLITICALLY WEAPONIZED — OR UNDERSTAND NOTHING
More here: http://www.burbankdigest.com/search/node/information+war

Statement by the President on Signing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/23/stateme...
Today, I have signed into law S. 2943, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017." This Act authorizes fiscal year 2017 appropriations principally for the Department of Defense and for Department of Energy national security programs...It continues many critical authorizations necessary to ensure we are able to sustain our momentum countering the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and to reassure our European allies, as well as many new authorizations that, among other things, provide the Departments of Defense and Energy more flexibility in countering cyber-attacks and our adversaries' use of unmanned aerial vehicles.....
My Administration strongly supports the bill's structural reform of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which streamlines BBG information operations...as sources of news and information. Section 1288 would elevate the current Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors to the head of the agency...

Diplomacy 2.0: The Future of Social Media in Nation Branding
... "public relations is a strategiccommunication ... of Social Media in Nation Branding Social ...
ABSTRACT

Brief Survey of “America’s Role in the Technetronic Era”

Digest commentary: A brief survey of recent US history based on “America’s Role in the Technetronic Era”
In stark and shocking detail (reprinted below), describing today’s reality in his 1970 Technetronic Era, Zbigniew Brzezinski reveals the breadth and depth of US imperialist geopolitical strategic analysis, planning and execution. Nothing we are told is true. Strategic Communications and Public Diplomacy in the US total information war promotes or masks historically unprecedented crimes.
WW2 objective: destroy the Soviet Union, #1 U.S. enemy and rival, stanch the spread of communist revolutions, and establish the post WW2 US dominated capitalist world order. In the name of the ‘great anti-fascist war”, Roosevelt and Churchill enlisted Stalin, already undermining the revolutionary socialist political struggle for communism with his ‘economics’ in command, joined the enemies imperialist war ‘to defeat Hitler’ -- already supported by major US capitalist forces.

New York Times pseudo revelations: Nazis given safe haven in USA
16 NOVEMBER 2010 http://www.voltairenet.org/article167526.html

"Democracy has justified itself by keeping for the white race the best portion's of the earth's surface."
Theodore Roosevelt

FDR AND THE HOLOCAUST
http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/archives/pdfs/holocaust.pdf
Whether Franklin Roosevelt should or could have done more to rescue European Jews and stop Hitler’s killing machine is a question that will likely be debated by historians for decades.. Some scholars criticized [his] approach to refugee issues prior to and during World War II, and he is even accused... being indifferent to the Holocaust...

Project Paperclip: Post-World War II Recruitment of German Scientists
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/radiation/dir/mstreet/commeet/meet13/brief...

Trump Card: "Safeguarding American Democracy"

Analysis: Paris Shooting: Champs Elysees Attack Likely to Boost Le Pen...
http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.784786
...The French presidential race that will determine the fate of Europe.. ISIS claims responsibility

Trump May Be Best Thing that’s Happened to US Democracy in Decades
https://cleantechnica.com/2016/11/10/trump-may-best-thing-happened-us-de...
Thoughtful, caring American citizens are now more engaged in the political process than ever... Thanks to Trump..

US-ISIS claims responsibility
TRUMP CARD: safeguarding US fascist finance capitalist ‘liberal world order’ domination

Is America Still Safe for Democracy?
Why the United States Is in Danger of Backsliding
 May/June 2017 Issue < https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2017-04-17/america...
The election of Donald Trump as president  of the United States—a man who has praised dictators, encouraged violence among supporters, threatened to jail his rival, and labeled the mainstream media as “the enemy”—has raised fears the United States  may be heading toward authoritarianism. While predictions of a descent into fascism  are overblown, the Trump presidency could push the United States into a mild form of what we call “competitive authoritarianism”—a system in which meaningful democratic institutions exist yet the government abuses state power to disadvantage its opponents...
There is little reason to expect Americans’ commitment to democracy to serve as a safeguard against democratic erosion. 

US Plays Deadly North Korea Trump Card

Predictive pretexts for U.S. preventive “defense”:

Analyzing current trends and predicting North Korea’s next provocation
BIG DATA PREDICTION ANALYTICS WITH CSIS BEYOND PARALLEL HISTORICAL EVENTS DATABASES
http://beyondparallel.csis.org/march-missiles-predicting-north-koreas-ne...
PREDICTION: MARCH 9, 2017
http://beyondparallel.csis.org/signals/
43%chance of North Korean WMD activity in the next 14 days.
62%chance of North Korean WMD activity in the next 30 days.

Lost cause? North Korea nuke threat awaits next president
10/28/16 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/28/lost-cause-north-korea-n...
WASHINGTON (AP) — If North Korea has been a foreign policy headache for Barack Obama’s presidency, it threatens to be a migraine for his successor. The next president will likely contend with an adversary able to strike the continental U.S. with a nuclear weapon....the North will grab more attention of the next president than it did for Obama, who adopted strategic patience: ramping up sanctions in a so-far fruitless effort to force the North to negotiate on denuclearization... National Intelligence director James Clapper said persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons is probably a “lost cause.” That appeared to challenge to a key tenet of U.S. Policy..

MLK "Uncle Tom"

“The only revolution ever based on loving your enemy is the Negro revolution…That’s no revolution”
Malcolm X, 1963 speech, (Message to the Grass Roots, 9).

“We want freedom now, but we're not going to get it saying 'We Shall Overcome.' We've got to fight to overcome"
1965 speech, Malcolm X (Malcolm X Speaks, 38)

Malcolm X with Haley, Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1965.

Malcolm on the difference between the "house Negro" and the "field Negro."
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 23 January 1963.
Transcribed text from audio excerpt. [read entire speech

So you have two types of Negro. The old type and the new type. Most of you know the old type. When you read about him in history during slavery he was called "Uncle Tom." He was the house Negro -- probably in the basement or the attic --but he lived in the master's house.
And during slavery you had two Negroes. You had the house Negro and the field Negro.
The house Negro usually lived close to his master. He dressed like his master. He wore his master's second-hand clothes. He ate the food his master left on the table. And he lived in his master's house--
So whenever that house Negro identified himself, he always identified himself in the same sense that his master identified himself. When his master said, "We have good food," the house Negro would say, "Yes, we have plenty of good food." "We" have plenty of good food. When the master said that "we have a fine home here," the house Negro said, "Yes, we have a fine home here." When the master would be sick, the house Negro identified himself so much with his master he'd say, "What's the matter boss, we sick?" His master's pain was his pain. And it hurt him more for his master to be sick than for him to be sick himself. When the house started burning down, that type of Negro would fight harder to put the master's house out than the master himself would.

MALCOLM X, REVOLUTIONARY

Digest commentary: Malcom X, mortal foe of US white supremacist capitalism
North American ‘manifest destiny’ has wreaked unimaginable degradation, genocidal suffering and destruction, and has created the horror that gives rise to the unbearable conditions that mandate resistance and revolution.
Malcolm X, a former Muslim, one of our great revolutionary leaders, was murdered Feb. 21, 1965, by the U.S. as he was about to address a Harlem rally so fearful were the oppressors of the political movement his truthful leadership inspired. Malcolm told the truth and stripped the system bare naked for us. “They can kill revolutionaries, but they can't kill the revolution” as Fred Hampton, another murdered great revolutionary leader said.

digest: The Black Party, formed in 1966, influenced especially by Marx, Mao, and Franz Fanon, was so powerful by1969 US imperialism declared it the “greatest threat to the internal security of the U.S.”

"The Negro youth and moderate[s] must be made to understand that if they succumb to revolutionary teachings, they will be dead revolutionaries."
J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Chief, re: FBI COINTELPRO to destroy Black Panther Party leadership

"Revolution is never based on begging somebody for an integrated cup of coffee. Revolutions are never fought by turning the other cheek. Revolutions are never based on love-your-enemy...revolutions are never waged singing 'We Shall Overcome.'...Revolutions are never based on that which is begging a corrupt system to accept us... Revolutions overturn systems. And there is no system on this earth which has proven itself more corrupt, more criminal, than this system that in 1964 still colonizes 22 million African-Americans, still enslaves 22 million Afro-Americans."
April 8, 1964 Malcolm X

TRUMP Card: Geopolitical Analysts

Chaos Strategy in action..
Attack in the Heart of Europe
12/16/16 STRATFOR INTELLIGENCE Geopolitical Analysis https://www.stratfor.com/sample/analysis/attack-heart-europe
The Berlin incident will shape politics across the Continent nudging many states farther to the right.

ORDER FROM CHAOs: FOREIGN POLICY IN A TROUBLED WORLD
A guide for managing the end of the post-Cold War era.
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2016/11/21/give-flynn-a-...
U.S. Defense & National Security U.S. Foreign Policy

NOW (NewWorldOrder) Chaos Strategy – Manufactured Terrorism
https://thewallwillfall.org/2015/02/20/nwo-chaos-strategy-manufactured-t...
By Daniel Mabsout 2014 vanessa beeley / February 20, 2015
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Obama Says Trump Seeks to Assure Leaders of US-NATO Commitment
Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-14/
President doubts Trump will undo Iran nuclear deal
Obama to reassure foreign leaders Trump ready to lead
The president to depart for meeting European leaders in Greece and Germany and Asian and Pacific leaders in Peru, where he’ll assure foreign leaders the billionaire real-estate developer will be ready to lead the free world by his Jan. 20 inauguration. Describing Trump as more pragmatist than ideologue, Obama, who met with the president-elect at the White House last Thursday, made the case that the international diplomacy turn the U.S. takes might not be as sharp as campaign rhetoric suggested....

DIFFERENT ANALYST ANGLES ON LAST DITCH U.S. ATTEMPT TO SAVE A ‘LEADERSHIP’ ROLE-- NO LONGER SOLE GLOBAL RULER
All analysts selected by the digest are heavyweight ‘communicators’, few with ‘enjoyable’ irony like this first one:
IRAN IS ENJOYING OUR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
By Robin Wright 10/19/16 http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/iran-is-enjoying-our-presidentia...

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