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Trump Prepares His War Team With Pompeo

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UPDATE: President Trump denies reports that Rex Tillerson is on his way out. Nevertheless, he is making strong moves to project strength in a possible wartime context.

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WASHINGTON — Rex Tillerson’s likely ouster from the State Department allows President Donald J. Trump to consolidate his war team.

Former Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, now the CIA director, is expected to move to take over the State Department in the event of Tillerson’s ouster. Pompeo is already coming under fire from the mainstream press for reportedly being too close to the president. Neoconservative senator Tom Cotton is being hyped in the press as a likely replacement for Pompeo.

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Trump’s strong move for a war team comes amid unprecedented pressure from a coalition of America’s enemies.

Top-level national security sources are revealing new details about the Chinese and Iranian plan to move into North American waters.

For years, the two countries planned to build government installations in the Caribbean and Venezuela. Some of these bases of operation are already built and maintained with full-time employees.

China, which holds a mutual-defense treaty with North Korea, and Iran, which maintains positions in South America, are coming under new scrutiny at the highest levels of the U.S. government. For years, U.S. leaders proved ignorant or apathetic to these advances in the Western Hemisphere. Socialist president Nicolas Maduro holds power in Venezuela, which is ravaged by financial crisis.

China and Iran’s moves are now finally coming to light:

China Launched A Satellite For Venezuela

The Chinese alliance with Venezuela became visible last month, when the Chinese government launched a surveillance satellite from the Gobi desert for use by Venezuela.

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Nasaspaceflight.com reported:
China launched the second remote sensing satellite for Venezuela using a Long March-2D (Chang Zheng-2D) launch vehicle on Monday. This was the first use of the CZ-2 rocket after a mishap occurred in December 2016 with the first Gaojing mission. The failure caused major disruption to the Chinese launch schedule.
the VRSS-2 (Venezuela Remote Sensing Satellite-2) is the second remote sensing satellite built by China to Venezuela after the VRSS-1 Francis Miranda (2012-055A) launched on September 29, 2012, using a Long March-2 launch vehicle from Jiuquan. The contract for the launch of VRSS-2 was signed in October 2014″

China, which chairs the U.N. Security Council, also supported Iran’s launch of a rocket carrying a satellite into space.

China has been moving into the Carribean for the past several years.

China built a port on a remote island of The Bahamas 180 miles off the U.S. coast, prompting suspicion from locals who are concerned about China’s potential military ambitions in the area. The port is staffed by Chinese workers but is not operational for trade.

During the construction of the port, a top official with The Bahamas’ then-ruling progressive party vowed that “China will actively provide military assistance to the Bahamas and defense dialogue.”

Bahamian sources say that residents are afraid to talk about the new Chinese installation in Coopers Town, which has a population of 676 on the island of Abaco.

Iranian Warships Move Into The Gulf Of Mexico

Iranian warships are moving into the Gulf of Mexico to interact with Venezuela’s presence in the region.

“Our fleet of warships will be sent to the Atlantic Ocean in the near future and will visit one of the friendly states in South America and the Gulf of Mexico,” said Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi.

Iran and Venezuela have a longstanding relationship.

In 2011, former CIA agent Chet Nagle reported for the Daily Caller on an agreement between Iran and Venezuela to build a joint military base. Nagle reported:

“On November 25th, the respected German journal Die Welt published a report that Iran and Venezuela agreed on October 19th to build a joint military base. That complex will include medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBMs) like the Shahab-3 (range 1,200 miles) and Scud-B and Scud-C missiles (range 185-340 miles). Those weapons will enable Chavez to make missile strikes on much of South America, the Caribbean Basin and, with the Shahab-3, even American cities…

Iran has already built what it calls a “tractor factory” in Venezuela, the most heavily guarded and secret tractor factory in the world. The fenced compound is so secret that even Venezuelans are not allowed to enter it; only Iranians are allowed inside. (There are reports that Ahmadinejad visited the facility some months ago.) The factory is in a remote area, not far from a uranium deposit former Venezuelan officials estimate holds 50,000 tons of ore.”

Die Welt reported:

“Iran is building intermediate- range missile launch pads on the Paraguaná Peninsula, and engineers from a construction firm – Khatam al-Anbia – owned by the Revolutionary Guards visited Paraguaná in February. Amir al-Hadschisadeh, the head of the Guard’s Air Force, participated in the visit, according to the report. Die Welt cited information from “Western security insiders.””

Hugo Chavez was photographed with Iranian paramilitary leader Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Nadqi, purportedly in 2009, and frequently convened meetings with then-Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.:

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The Hill reported last August after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to six Latin American nations:

“Earlier this month, the Brazilian journalist Leonardo Coutinho confirmed the strategic importance of Latin America to Iran’s military program in the magazine La Veja. Coutinho exposed an official document dated Aug. 3, 2009, showing that then-Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez had approved a $1.3-million investment for a joint venture between Venezuela’s state defense contractor, CAVIM, and Iran’s Parchin Chemical Industries. The project involved the establishment and improvement of facilities for producing nitrocellulose and nitroglycerine, both key components of solid rocket fuel. Cooperation between Iran and Venezuela’s military sectors has been well-known for years, but it was the first time an official document has emerged showing Chávez’s approval of joint military industrial projects. The sum is trivial, but the timing and the partnerships are of critical importance.”

Former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was feted at deceased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’s funeral.

 

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Mocks President Trump at Globalist Festival

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The acting Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, took the opportunity to throw shade at President Donald Trump while speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday. The annual event at a ski resort in Colorado has served for several years as a venue for leading neoconservatives, uber-hawks, and  Washington D.C based defense contractors to coordinate their political activities, recently becoming an opportunity for the elite bureaucrat class to fume collectively in hatred against the America First vision of foreign policy articulated by President Trump. However, it comes as a surprise to many to see an acting high-level U.S national security official speak publicly against the foreign policy of peaceful and principled realism set forth by the President he is nominally bound to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

Speaking to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Director Coats justified an earlier statement of opposition he had released in response to the President’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, stating that he “needed to correct the record,” and that he “wished [Trump] had made a different statement.” Coats went on to express a sense of bewilderment upon learning that Trump had invited President Putin to the White House for further bilateral negotiations, initially asking Mitchell to repeat herself before responding with “okay… That’s going to be special,” speaking in reference to the planned White House visit.

Coats even floated the possibility of resignation from his office in his discussion with the MSNBC talk show host, answering a question about whether of not he had even considered resigning from his position as a form of protest against the sitting President’s national security policies by saying it was “a place I don’t really go to, publicly.” It’s uncertain if the President deserves intelligence personnel who are able to fully devote their efforts to apolitical public service without the possibility of resigning to advance an alternate political agenda, from the perspective of the acting U.S intelligence chief.

Other deep-state linked political figures, such as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the former pundit-extraordinaire and now full-time Twitter crybaby Bill Kristol, were in attendance at the four-day exclusive conference, with tickets for attendance ranging from $1,500 to $2,000.

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