North Korea Praises Donald Trump, Bashes His Critics

August 20, 2018 at 12:29 amWritten by Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun, its main daily newspaper, issued a signed commentary on Saturday praising President Trump for the progress made on peace, and saying he should continue to act boldly. The commentary also loudly condemned Trump’s critics, saying he “faces too many opponents” domestically. They singled…

Russia Offers 2.5 Million Acres of Farmland to China, Amid Worsening Trade War

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(ZHE) — China and Russia recently announced a new age of diplomacy between the two countries, at a time when President Trump is targeting both with precision-guided economic warfare. China finds itself reeling under trade disputes with the US, as the next round of tariffs on $16 billion worth of Chinese goods is expected to start on August…

US Doubles Number of Marines in Norway: No Big Deal, or Serious Threat to Russia?

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(SC Op-ed) — Norway has abandoned its traditional policy of “no foreign forces on our national soil.” On Aug. 15, the Norwegian defense ministry reported that the US will more than double (from 330 to more than 700) the number of Marines stationed in that country, in line with plans first outlined in June. The deployments to Norway are…

Turkey Just Joined Russia in Liquidating US Treasuries

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(ZHE) — Last month, when we reported that Russia had liquidated the bulk of its US Treasury holdings in just two months, we said that “we can’t help but wonder – as the Yuan-denominated oil futures were launched, trade wars were threatened, and as more sanctions were unleashed on Russia – if this wasn’t a dress-rehearsal, carefully coordinated with…

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