Category Malaysia

The ‘Secret’ Chinese Airstrip Emerging In Maldives

REVEALED: The ‘Secret’ Chinese Airstrip Emerging In Maldives REVEALED: The ‘Secret’ Chinese Airstrip Emerging In Maldives Shiv Aroor   Apr 06 2017    1 51 pm   Livefist is privileged to announce that we start a special series today by COLONEL (RETD) VINAYAK BHAT (@RajFortySeven), a veteran military satellite imagery specialist. Each of Bhat’s columns, starting with today’s on […]

Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control Of ‘Maritime Silk Road;’ Investing Billions In Foreign Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels

Following Mahan’s playbook?  RCP https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-shipping-giants-seek-control-of-maritime-silk-road-1491557405 Chinese Shipping Giants Seek Control of ‘Maritime Silk Road’ Companies Investing Billions In Ports To Give Priority To Chinese Vessels     Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front) and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa at a 2014 ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the inauguration of the Colombo Port City Project. PHOTO: LI TAO/ZUMA […]

Did North Korea’s Use Of VX Nerve Agent Violate International Law?

Did North Korea’s Use Of VX Nerve Agent Violate International Law? By Benjamin Haas, www.lawfareblog.com View Original March 17th, 2017 On February 13, Kim Jong-nam—the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un—was killed at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysian investigators have determined that two women, who have since been charged with murder, used VX nerve agent—a chemical […]

Tillerson Says ‘All Options Are On The Table’ When It Comes To North Korea

The comments below with the blue headline and the comments that follow — and, before the body of the article are by Dave Maxwell.  His contact info is at very bottom of the article: Dave Maxwell: But when have all options ever been off the table? “Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic […]

North Korea’s Legendary Special Operations Assassins (Who Almost Started World War III)

Revealed: North Korea’s Legendary Special Operations Assassins (Who Almost Started World War III) By Adam Rawnsley, nationalinterest.org View Original March 15th, 2017 Thirty-one shadows crept up to the fence in the cold winter night, cut it and slipped through, walking into the American side of the demilitarized zone that buffers North and South Korea. It was January […]

North Korea Deploys VX As Weapon Of Mass Destruction And Panic

As one of my readers wrote:  “The DPRK had never used CW for assassinations until the U.S. abandoned the Red Line on CW use in Syria.”  RCP, fortunascorner.com ————————————————————— 03/15/2017 IISS: North Korea Deploys VX As Weapon Of Mass Destruction And Panic   Why would North Korea choose to use VX, a banned nerve agent, […]

Malaysian Flight MH370 ‘Was Carrying An Extra Passenger Who Likely Commandeered The Cockpit’ New Theory Claims

Malaysian Flight MH370 ‘Was Carrying An Extra Passenger Who Likely Commandeered The Cockpit’ New Theory Claims www.fortunascorner.com      Was there an unaccountable/mystery passenger on the ill-fated and still missing Malaysian airliner, MH370?  And, if so, did this individual take control of the cockpit?  The answer to those two questions is yes, according to a […]

Seven Terror Suspects Arrested ‘In The Nick Of Time’ Over Plot To Kill Saudi King Salman In Kuala Lumpur As He Embarked On Lavish Asia Tour With 1,500-Strong Entourage

Seven Terror Suspects Arrested ‘In The Nick Of Time’ Over Plot To Kill Saudi King Salman In Kuala  Lumpur As He Embarked On Lavish Asia Tour With 1,500-Strong Entourage www.fortunascorner.com       Reuters News Service and the Daily Mail Online reported in the March 7, 2017 edition of the later, that seven Islamic militants were […]

Will China Be North Korea’s Trump Card?

Excerpts: Beijing is as painfully aware its influence over Pyongyang has limits as Washington is aware that its military superiority alone cannot solve the problem. China also knows the impact of a North Korean implosion – regional economic chaos, huge flows of refugees into its relatively poor northeast, which already has a sizable ethnic Korean […]

Panetta: Killing Of Kim Jong Nam Reflects Instability In Pyongyang

 Perhaps.  And I tend to think Mr, Panetta is right.  But it could also as Kim Jong-Un (I call him ‘Mini-Me’) builds his nuclear arsenal he feels more emboldened.  After all, he has seen Putin annex the Crimea and continue to sanction state-sponsored assassinations; he has watched China build and militarize an artificial island in […]