A sea of green across the crypto space - though we note Tether is lower...
India, US close to trade deal
Prospects of an early conclusion of the India-US trade deal have brightened with the two sides reducing their difference .. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/india-us-close-to-trade-deal/articleshow/71471005.cms
In Brief: China’s Other Trade Imbalance
The United States is not the only country grappling with a massive trade deficit with China. As the following chart from Statista shows, China’s neighbor India is running a startlingly large deficit as well.
US imposes China visa restrictions over Uighur issue
The US has said it will impose visa restrictions on Chinese officials accused of involvement in repression of Muslim populations. It follows the decision on Monday to blacklist 28 Chinese organisations linked by the US to allegations of abuse in the Xinjiang region. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Chinese government had instituted “a highly repressive campaign”.
The Real Hot War Against the Chinese Peoples Republic
What the US just did regarding Human Rights in Xinjiang, blacklisting companies used by the China government and refusing visas for officials is pretty close to a last straw. Combined with financing, training and leading the HK protests, arming Taiwan with high level weapons systems (F-16s), and destroying the global supply chains, restricting export of semi-conductors, attacking Huawei all over the globe, imprisoning CFO Meng Wanzhou in attempt to extradite her for US trial, the Chinese have no doubts that the “deal” is pure extortion. It’s not about negotiations. It’s about coercion and submission. and humiliation. I’d say the odds of a deal are now one hundred million to one, on the low side... http://thesaker.is/sitrep-zhongnanhai-10-8-2019-the-real-hot-war-against-the-chinese-peoples-republic/
Brexit is a necessary crisis – it reveals Britain’s true place in the world
...Brexit is a necessary crisis, and has provided a long overdue audit of British realities. It exposes the nature of the economy, the new relations of capitalism to politics and the weakness of the state. It brings to light, in stunning clarity, Brexiters’ deluded political understanding of the UK’s place in the world. From a new understanding, a new politics of national improvement might come; without it we will remain stuck in the delusional, revivalist politics of a banana monarchy... https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/09/brexit-crisis-global-capitalism-britain-place-world
Johnson faces cabinet revolt over no-deal Brexit - media
... While the Times newspaper did not specify how many Conservative lawmakers oppose a no-deal scenario, the Financial Times reported early on Wednesday that at least 50 members of parliament from the party will revolt against a general election manifesto pledging to pursue a no-deal Brexit... https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-resignation-idUSKBN1WO046
Turkey Immediately Attacks Syria By Bombing Kurdish Supply Route Just Hours After President Trump Gives Order To Pull out US Troops
Well, that didn’t take long, less than 24 hours. Turkey is now officially at war in Syria with our now-former allies the Kurds, who were so instrumental in our fight against ISIS. Funny way to treat an ally, don’t you think?
Trump Turkey decision advances prophecy clock
President Donald Trump's agreement to allow Turkey to invade Northern Syria endangers the lives of Kurdish allies, Christians in the area, and advances the prophecy clock. This is a foreign policy decision where withdrawing American troops in the area could very well allow the mass genocide of Kurds who loyally supported the US in the fight against ISIS. Turkey long has wanted to attack the Kurds in Syria, which Turkish dictator "president" Tecep Tayyip Erdogan believes pose a threat to Turkey's national security. Iran also seeks to control the Kurds. This foreign policy decision by the US president has the makings of converging Iran and Turkey into a conflict that has massive end-time implications. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Iran has made incredible advances toward controlling the Middle East in Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and Lebanon. In Daniel 8:19, Gabriel says, "Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia." Strong's Concordance interprets the word "Grecia" in Hebrew as "Yavan, a son of Japheth (the third son of Noah), his descendants and their land." The Genesis 10 table of nations indicates this area was not only Greece (as Bible interpretations imply), but also the Eastern Mediterranean, including parts of modern Turkey (Magog, Tubal, Meshech). The ram would correspond with modern Iran.
Turkey also has been making moves to cement power over the Middle East. In January, after the US announced it was pulling out of Syria, Erdogan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia supports Iran. Syria is a vassal state of Iran. A 1998 agreement between Russia and Turkey, according to Bloomberg, "states that Syria won't permit any activity on its territory that would jeopardize Turkey's security." Putin was leveraging the 1998 agreement to say that Syria will take care of the Kurds in Syrian territory, hoping that Turkey will restore ties with Syria. Prophecy will eventually bring clarity to this complex situation, and it appears that the US president is accelerating that clarity. Ezekiel 38 says that in the end of days, God will put a hook in Gog of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (all in Turkey), to lead a coalition of Persia (Iran), Libya; and Ethiopia (Sudan) against Israel. When we see Iran being brought into such a coalition with Turkey and these prophetic nations aligning against Israel, we know this time is near. This action by the US president not only appears to open the door to possible genocide of Kurds and Christians in Northern Syria, but also advances the prophecy clock by bringing the ram and goat of Daniel 8 into closer orbit. The move by Trump is perplexing because the Kurds, even more than Turkey, have fought against ISIS in Syria. There may be an Ezekiel 38 "hook" in Trump's nose leading into these end-time events. Watch and pray. Bill Wilson www.dailyjot.com
President Lenín Moreno has imposed a night curfew near government buildings after protesters clashed with security forces inside Ecuador’s heavily guarded parliament. Demonstrators briefly burst through a police cordon before being driven back with tear gas, witnesses said. Mr Moreno declared a state of emergency last week but has failed to end protests led by indigenous groups.
US Task Force Smoking Gun smuggles weapons to Syria: Serbia files (LOOK)
... The Pentagon deployed Task Force Smoking Gun to Croatia in 2017 in support of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Train and Equip program in Syria. According to leaked e-mails, Task Force Smoking Gun has been operating an arms depot in the Croatian city of Podhum near Rijeka Airport from where Pentagon-commissioned American carriers (Atlas Air and Kalitta Air) have transported the military cargo to the US air base Al Udeid in Qatar. The weapons originate from Serbia. The buyers are four American companies which have been contracted by the US Government to supply non US standard weapons (weapons not in use by the US Army) – Sierra Four Industries, Orbital ATK, Global Ordnance, and UDC. Leaked passports reveal which US Government officials and private contractors have ordered, inspected and accepted the weapons. The same names have been listed by the Pentagon as recipients of a US Central Command award in recognition of their support to the Syrian Train and Equip program – the US program for arming militants in Syria (see the document libraries below)... http://armswatch.com/us-task-force-smoking-gun-smuggles-weapons-to-syria-serbia-files-part-2/
John Lennon vs. the Deep State: One Man Against the ‘Monster’
John Lennon, born 79 years ago on October 9, 1940, was a musical genius and pop cultural icon. He was also a vocal peace protester and anti-war activist and a high-profile example of the lengths to which the Deep State will go to persecute those who dare to challenge its authority. Long before Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning were being castigated for blowing the whistle on the government’s war crimes and the National Security Agency’s abuse of its surveillance powers, it was Lennon who was being singled out for daring to speak truth to power about the government’s warmongering, his phone calls monitored and data files illegally collected on his activities and associations. For a while, at least, Lennon became enemy number one in the eyes of the U.S. government.