Wednesday 24 April 2019

Headlines - 24 April, 2019

US Airports Will Scan 97% of Outbound Flyers’ Faces Within 4 Years

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Israel Threatens to Attack All of Lebanon, Reveals S-300-Evading Missile
Fortress America rises in South Korea
From its huge new base, the US can defend South Korea against the North, and it can also keep a close eye on China
How China is replacing America as Asia’s military titan
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has refashioned the People's Liberation Army into a force that's rapidly closing the gap on U.S. firepower – and in some vital areas has surpassed it. American victory over China in a regional war is no longer assured.
French Ambassador Says Trump “Deal of the Century” Is DOA, Calls Israel ‘Apartheid State’
“[Kushner] is so rational, and he is so pro-Israeli also, that he may neglect the point that if you offer the Palestinians the choice between surrendering and committing suicide, they may decide the latter. Somebody like Kushner doesn’t understand that.” — French Ambassador Gerard Araud

There’s just no getting away from microplastic contamination
And we still don’t know where a huge portion of our plastic waste even ends up.
Redacted’s Karavani Aims Her Water Cannon at Nestle and Its Poland Spring Water Fraud
“Is [NestlĂ©’s] Poland Spring the same as your sink water? No. It’s worse. One or more of the company’s wells are near present or former human waste dump, landfill, or similar site.”

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##
23.2 Million Hack Victims Used '123456" As Their Password
The Buried Maidan Massacre and Its Misrepresentation by the West
The new Ukrainian government is faced with reopening an inquiry into evidence of an organized mass killing in Kiev that Poroshenko stonewalled.

## Propaganda/censorship/fake news/alternative facts ##
The Triumph of Evil
Top 51 Fake News Russiagate 'Bombshells' Spread By The MSM

## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Italy Becoming Poor -- Becoming Poor in Italy. The Effects of the Twilight of the Age of Oil
Net energy decline! But in this excellent post "Italy" also serves as a microcosm of the industrialized world. -- RF
People want to have a modern lifestyle, and governments want to grow their populations and economies. But we have the Extinction Rebellion. Everyone wants to have their cake and eat it, too. -- RF

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