By From Vox– Re-Blogged
The Indian government stripped citizenship from 2 million people, mostly Muslims. Now it wants to put them in camps.
Many important things happened yesterday. Cohen testified before the Congress, the US-North Korea Summit took place, while tensions between India and Pakistan escalated. Will these developments boost gold?
India and Pakistan Engage in Another Conflict over Kashmir
India and Pakistan are once again squaring off over the disputed region of Kashmir. It began with the suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir, which killed more than 40 people. As the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the bombing, India retaliated and launched air strikes inside Pakistan, the first aerial attacks across the Line of Control dividing both countries since 1971. The results of these strikes are not confirmed. However, we know that two Indian jets were shot down and Pakistan army captured one pilot.
By Sarang Shidore Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Re-Blogged From Stratfor
- Tensions between India and China have relaxed considerably since their armies faced off on the Doklam Plateau in the summer of 2017.
- This change is a result of setbacks to Indian foreign policy and a more difficult global strategic environment for China.
- Despite a return to limited cooperation, India will continue to see China as its biggest geopolitical rival, though it will compartmentalize its adversarial relationship.
- India will continue to build up its military and establish new bilateral security ties to counter China, but it will also refrain from joining any anti-China military bloc, will soften its strident opposition to the Belt and Road Initiative and increase participation in Chinese-dominated multilateral initiatives.
By Tim Brown – Re-Blogged From Freedom Outpost
While the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate 1,000 ISIS-tied individuals in the united States and authorities investigate the recent Islamic compound with 11 children found in it being trained to conduct school shootings, there are at least 22 paramilitary Islamic communities in the US that they know of but are not doing anything about. Now, the stage has been set for more Islamic jihad attacks on US soil under the watchful eye of the FBI.
The groups are operated by Jamaat al-Fuqra, a Pakistan-based group, who main front group is Muslims of the Americas.
By Alasdair Macleod – Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com
An overt trade war has commenced. President Trump has fired the starting gun, setting in motion an election promise, part of his Make America Great Again undertaking. It is a blow squarely aimed against China, costing China some trade perhaps, but basically a loser’s last roll of the dice.
The back story appears to be far deeper than some relatively minor tariffs on steel and aluminium would suggest. It comes after a prolonged period of shadow-boxing between America in the blue corner and Russia and China in the red. To pursue the boxing analogy, China and Russia have been soaking up America’s punches on the basis America would simply tire herself out. It has been a replay of Muhammed Ali’s dope-on-a-rope strategy in the rumble-in-the-jungle, with America cast as George Foreman.