Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, apparently spied on large numbers of foreign journalists overseas over the course of several years, including employees of the BBC, Reuters and the New York Times. Critics see a massive violation of press freedoms.
In 1995, Japan’s Aum Shinrikyo cult turned the nerve agent on a small number of its members, whom leaders believed to be police informants. On a larger scale, VX was one of the chemical weapons deployed in the Iran-Iraq war. The Kim Jong Nam case, though, would be the first VX assassination on record, and the first time chemical weapons were used to that end since a ricin pellet—fired from an umbrella gun—took Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov’s life in 1978.
“That this particular chemical weapon would be used in a political assassination in a third country is very alarming. It’s a red line,” says Ingelsby. “It should be considered a new threshold that’s been crossed in terms of unconventional weapons.”
Those norms matter. After decades without any nation deploying chemical weapons, Syria used sarin and chlorine gas. If a nation-state such as North Korea uses VX once, they or other actors may well do it again.
Masters Of The World
Hidden behind many of today’s major news stories, the Bilderberg Group is an elite clique of the most powerful names in politics, media, business, and finance, who want to impose a one-world government on the rest of us. Led by such iconic members as Henry Kissinger, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Richard Perle, Melinda Gates (wife of Bill Gates), David Rockefeller, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Tony Blair, and Margaret Thatcher, their secret conferences (where press has long been banned) are rumored to have engineered many of today’s monumental global events, including:
• The September 2008 collapse of worldwide banking.
• Bill Clinton’s presidency and the passage of NAFTA.
• The loss of America’s jobs to foreign nations.
• The toppling of Margaret Thatcher for trying to keep the U.K. out of the E.U.
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From “Clinton’s Stooge” to Secret Insider By Will Banyan, Copyright © 22 February 2017 “Trump is so obviously a Clinton plant and people just ignore the facts because right now he’s ‘telling it like...
In the latest shot fired between the White House and the press corps, the Trump administration reportedly blocked numerous mainstream media outlets from being in on Friday afternoon’s scheduled press briefing.
CNN, the New York Times, BuzzFeed, the Los Angeles Times and Politico were all denied access to the small briefing known as a “gaggle”—an informal session that’s on the record, but without cameras televising the event.
Those that were allowed to attend included NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox, as well as conservative outlets Breitbart, the Washington Times, and One America News Network.
The Associated Press and Time reportedly boycotted the briefing.