"While Washington is more than capable of unilaterally attacking other countries both covertly and overtly with an ever depleting list of allies, what is becoming increasingly clear is that it may not be able to do so without active opposition from the rest of the world..."
"Many Americans today like to comfort themselves with the idea that 'I'm not involved in any threats to national security' and think themselves immune from government abuses... But Martin Luther King didn't present any threat to national security either..."
The Chinese government systematically dismantled C.I.A. spying operations in the mainland starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward, and former CIA officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, may have made it possible.
CHINEXT - China's index of small cap and tech stocks - has tumbled in the last few days (while the major Chinese indices have risen), as blockchain-related stocks across Asia have crashed along with the cryptocurrency carnage.
"Trump's making tremendous progress despite tremendous resistance. They have already done a character assassination on him, and I think they could go further than that... Trump is making progress, and he has them running scared."
"If enacted, this radical, unconstitutional hole in the Fourth Amendment would bring the country full circle back to the government’s use of general warrants to harass and prosecute - general warrants so odious to our forebears that they took up arms against the king’s soldiers to be rid of them."
“The virtual solvency of the US government would be likely to become the detonator of the next financial crisis... The market’s reversing recognition of the value of U.S. Treasury bonds and U.S. dollar will be a powerful force in destroying the fragile debt chain of the federal government." - Dagong.