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Is THIS real reason Obama’s confronting North Korea?

Aaron Klein WND

It is difficult for most seasoned observers to explain why Obama is suddenly responding to North Korean aggression when the White House did little in 2008 when North Korea refused to allow United Nations inspectors into its nuclear plants.

The Obama administration also took little action when North Korea in 2009 carried out at least two nuclear tests, one of which is believed to have been the cause of a magnitude 4.7 seismic event.

The White House did not allow the U.S. military any significant response when in 2010 North Korea torpedoed a South Korean navy ship, killing 46 sailors. North Korea then shelled a South Korean island with little U.S. reaction.

Now, purportedly in response to aggressive action by North Korea’s new leader, the White House is sending to Singapore a new class of warship designed to fight in coastal waters.

The Pentagon also announced that it will deploy a missile defense system to the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam to strengthen regional protection against a possible attack. This after the Obama administration largely canceled a similar defense system intended for Europe.

U.S. warplanes, including fighter jets, U-2 spy planes and an A-10 attack jet, were seen flying in South Korea yesterday as part of a massive joint military exercise.

The U.S. says it stands “poised to respond” at the border of North and South Korea, where American troops are on high alert amid possible further Pentagon build-up in the region.

U.S. military ‘rebalance’

Why is the U.S. now responding to North Korea?

Time magazine says the “U.S. pivot toward Asia – and the potential for confrontation with China – became a little more real this week with the arrival of a new class of warship designed to fight in coastal waters.”

That pivot has been declared by the Obama administration itself – a professed strategy of putting a greater focus on the Asia region.

Earlier this week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel “made clear the U.S. and the Department of Defense remain committed to the rebalance towards the Asia-Pacific region,” Pentagon spokesman George Little said after a meeting between Hagel and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Hagel told Loong that “in the future there will be even more opportunities for closer collaboration between the US and Singapore,” Little said.

‘New economic world order’

The U.S. military shift comes as the so-called BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – seek to create a monetary system to rival and even surpass the West.

While it received little U.S. media attention, last week at its fifth annual summit the BRICS group unveiled what it said was a new development bank aimed at breaking the monopoly held by Western-backed institutions.

The bank would use $50 billion of seed capital shared equally between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa but would clearly be dominated by China.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave support for the bank while India’s trade minister said BRICS will “have a defining influence on the global order of this century.”

“It’s done,” said Pravin Gordhan, South African Finance Minister, last Tuesday, adding that “we made very good progress” on the formation of a World Bank-analogue development agency

Iran’s Press TV described the deal this way: “The BRICS bank will present an alternative solution to the Western-dominated global banking system comprised of the Bretton Woods institutions – the World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“The new bank will provide a collective foreign exchange reserve and a fund for financing developmental projects in order to address the needs of emerging and poor economies.”

Press TV reported, “BRICS members say the current global balance of power is unworkable, with institutions such as the WB, the IMF and the United Nations Security Council irrelevant in addressing matters concerning global economics.”

Under the deal, the two largest economies of the emerging power groups, China and Brazil, agreed to remove nearly half of their trade exchanges out of the U.S. dollar zone – a significant blow to the U.S. dollar.

Some in the U.S. are skeptical the BRICS moves will actually work.

Joseph S. Nye, a professor at Harvard University, wrote in The Australian newspaper: “Tellingly, the meeting in Durban failed to produce any details of the structure of the proposed new development bank, suggesting that little progress had been made in the year since the BRICS’ last meeting in New Delhi, where the plan was announced.”

Continued Nye: “In fact, despite a commitment to launch “formal negotiations” to establish the bank, disagreements about the size and shares of the bank’s capital have not been resolved.”

The New American took the other side, arguing the BRICS bank is a step closer toward a world government.

“Aside from a planetary fiat currency and central bank, the erection of a true world government was at the heart of BRICS regimes’ machinations outlined in their final agreement.”

The publication pointed out the BRICS declaration at the end of last week’s summit included, “We reiterate our strong commitment to the United Nations (UN) as the foremost multilateral forum entrusted with bringing about hope, peace, order and sustainable development to the world.”

See a report on the BRICS summit:

The BRICS statement added, “[W]e reaffirmed our commitment to the promotion of international law, multilateralism and the central role of the United Nations.”

BRICS clearly sees a reshaped economic world in which government-run companies play a significant role.

“We acknowledge the important role that State Owned Companies (SOCs) play in the economy and encourage our SOCs to explore ways of cooperation, exchange of information and best practices,” the declaration states.

“As the global economy is being reshaped, we are committed to exploring new models and approaches towards more equitable development and inclusive global growth.”

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A Man Discovered A UFO Landing Site In A Forest And Heard Strange Screams

Having gone on a forest trip not far from home, this Briton could not even imagine that he would stumble upon a place that resembled an anomalous zone from the X-Files series.

A resident of Plymouth, England, Ben Landricomb on Monday June 13 was in a tourist camp near the village of Meddon, near Bideford, County Devon. At some point, he decided to go for a walk in the forest with his dog.

At about 4 pm Ben came upon a very strange place in the forest, which was littered with tree trunks, as if they were bent to the ground, and then some very powerful force broke it.

The strangest thing was when Ben discovered that the tops of many trees had been broken off. Then he thought that maybe in this place he made an unplanned landing of a UFO. Moreover, when Ben started filming this place on his phone, he felt as if someone was looking at him, and then he heard very strange sounds, as if some creature screamed loudly. This was enough for Ben and his dog to run away from this place, trying to quickly return to their tourist camp.

According to Ben, it was a very eerie place and it became even more scary when he heard loud noises that sounded like screams.

“Something definitely fell here, look at it. BOOM! Now there’s a massive gap in the forest, all the trees are bent, the trees are felled, this is a huge hole in the forest. Aliens,” Ben says in the video.

The nature reserve in the area of ​​Meddon is known as a great place for tourism, deforestation is not carried out here and the inhabitants of the village of Meddon receive many tourists every year. At the moment, the local city council is trying to understand what exactly Ben Landricombe photographed in the forest. Ben himself flatly found himself back there.

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Sprites: Mysterious inhabitants of the Earth’s ionosphere

Sprite, “The mysterious inhabitant of the earth’s ionosphere,” as cryptozoologists respectfully call it, is a ball of fire, a flash, a spot of light that sometimes, successful observers succeed in capturing when observing the sky.

The spot makes strange chaotic movements, dances, draws strange geometric shapes in the sky, and then disappears as instantly as it appears.

Ufologists consider sprites, of course, alien ships, and cryptozoologists, an amazing creature whose body consists of some energy that can exist in both three and four dimensions. Sprites are also called “tigers,” “elves,” and “blue jets.”

They belong to the spirits of the elements, who care about human affairs. Therefore, from the point of view of the most mystically minded cryptozoologists, the appearance of a sprite is a signal that something extraordinary can happen to the observer in the near future – both bad and good. Here and in ancient sources it is said:

“There is a tree named Tsalifa, on which bird eggs grow instead of fruits.
Birds that only fly in the sky and cannot touch the earth hatch out of it, they cut the air of the earth and people’s air with their wings, because it is too rough for them, and when such a bird flies, the air becomes thin, and only when such a bird flies and the air becomes thin, the person can hear the voice of God, otherwise the person does not hear the voice of God, since the air at his ears is too dense” (Midrash Talpiot – section of the Oral Torah).

Some cryptozoologists believe that sprites are an alternative form of existence of matter, the primary amoeba of the nascent world of “pure energies”, which in the future, will subsequently become the dominant form of life in the Universe.

Official science believes that cryptozoologists see all kinds of nonsense and for their sprites they take the signal lights of aircraft, the rays of searchlights, the glare of car headlights on the clouds and ball lightning.

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A strange story about an ominous Japanese TV commercial

Urban legends of a terrible TV commercial of 1985 with a girl and a demon child in Japan are becoming more and more popular every year. This advertisement really causes strange sensations, but is it really so scary?

If you lived in Japan in 1985 and watched TV, sooner or later you would see one of the strangest commercials created for Kleenex cleaning wipes.
There are two characters in the commercials: a pretty girl in a long white dress and a 2-3-year-old child in the make-up of the red-skinned one-horned cannibal demon from Japanese mythology.

Both of them are sitting on the hay, the little “eater” looks angry, while the girl gently throws up napkins or tries to stroke the “eater”. They don’t pronounce a single word in 30 seconds of each video and all this happens under the melancholy slow song “It’s a Fine Day” by Edward Burton and Jane.

As soon as these commercials began to appear on TV, many people began to feel that the commercials scared them and that they had an incomprehensible effect on the psyche. The reaction of the audience was so negative that the videos were soon removed from the show. But the story did not end there, soon various scary stories and stories associated with this advertisement began to disperse throughout the country, which in our days have turned into urban legends.

First of all, it was stated that the song “It’s a Fine Day” in the original performance in German was not at all romantic, but contained the refrain “Die, die, everyone will be cursed and killed.” It was even said that repeated listening to this song imposes on people a peculiar “mental attitude” to death. Then, unverified but persistent rumors began to appear that many people who took part in the filming of these videos began to die a strange and sudden death. Including it was reported that the boy who played the cannibal demon suddenly lost consciousness and soon died from the failure of the internal organs.

It was said that the director, cameramen and both producers of this advertisement also died. And many other crew members suffered from accidents or various unpleasant things happened to them. The actress who played the girl in a white dress allegedly went crazy and was sent to a psychiatric clinic shortly after filming in commercials.

According to other versions, she committed suicide after giving birth to a terribly mutilated child. Ordinary viewers who saw this ad several times, allegedly, either went crazy, tried to commit suicide or simply disappeared without a trace.

In 2006, the official television version of these commercials was completely destroyed, but soon amateur videos of this advertisement appeared on YouTube. And soon, many people began to say that from watching this advertisement they had cramps, headaches, or even loss of consciousness. Several deaths have even been reported.

Some users noticed another oddity: if you watch this ad at night, then the small details of the video change by themselves. Sometimes a cannibal boy becomes colored blue, and the color of the girl’s dress also changes, or interference bars begin to run across the video screen. Some viewers wrote that these commercials do not just feel like something ominous, they allegedly encoded some information aimed at destroying the human psyche or taking it under control.

All this is quite frightening, like a plot from a horror movie, but most likely all this is completely (or partially) fiction. The fact is that at least one striking “fact” has not been completely confirmed – the girl in white is the actress Keiko Matsuzaka, who is still alive and healthy and has never been in a mental hospital. At the same time, it was neither possible to confirm nor deny the death of the demon boy or accidents with the film crew. No information was available on them.

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