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Chinese nuclear test site at Lop Nur. A cement truck is near the tunnel entrance and piles of dirt are on the spoil pile.

Possible Chinese Nuclear Testing Stirs U.S. Concern – WSJ China might be secretly conducting nuclear tests with very low explosive power despite Beijing’s assertions that it is strictly adhering to an international accord banning all nuclear tests, according to a new arms-control report to be made public by the State Department.

The coming report doesn’t present proof that China is violating its promise to uphold the agreement, but it cites an array of activities that “raise concerns” that Beijing might not be complying with the “zero-yield” nuclear-weapons testing ban.

The concerns stem from the high tempo of activity at China’s Lop Nur test site, extensive excavations at the site, and Beijing’s purported use of special chambers to contain explosions.

Another factor feeding U.S. suspicions is the interruption in past years of data transmissions from monitoring stations on Chinese territory that are designed to detect radioactive emissions and seismic tremors.

You tell me, just look all around
At the past and the present, the cross and the crescent,
The signs and the planets are lining up like before
There are souls on fire in the day and the night
On the left and the right, in the black and the white
You can see it burn in the eyes of the rich and the poor
Rumours of war
Rumours of war

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  • Jack April 16, 2020, 2:34 PM

    Al Stewart’s use of historical reference and imagery is a constant element in most of his music and for those who will listen and look into the history of his influences they will find an immensely intelligent song writer who did not even come remotely close to receiving the recognition he deserves. His lyrics probably offer more in the way of historic content to seriously consider, in the context of how history constantly repeats itself, than any other singer/song writer I’m aware of.

    Great vid for this budding crisis we’re experiencing GVL. Thanks, again.

  • Vanderleun April 16, 2020, 3:24 PM

    I’m with you on Stewart being very underappreciated.

  • ghostsniper April 16, 2020, 5:06 PM

    It appears we are being set up. Again.

  • Chris April 16, 2020, 5:23 PM

    No doubt GS. China’s the new Russia……Again.

  • Fundamental Transformation April 16, 2020, 5:24 PM

    They see how weak and soft the FUSA has become and might just make a move.
    All the military tech with their backdoors onboard will be a problem.
    You knew a big WAR was coming with the banksters and best government that money can buy burning it all down intentionally.

  • Casey Klahn April 16, 2020, 5:55 PM

    Just a simple reminder that China is a nuclear power, which is nothing new and since when did they ever countenance “the rules”?

    On the recent “news” that the Chinese Virus came from a lab, not a wet market; this we’ve pretty much known. The explanation s that it isn’t a bio weapon lab or a bio weapon, but just China trying to keep up with the USA on managing viruses. Muh huh. Sure. The simple answer is always the most likely, and the simplest answer is: weapon.

    Everything’s in flux, now. Everything. I am wondering if our upcoming command economy will outmatch China’s command economy? I know you’re not interested in war, my friends. To quote Tolstoy, “War is interested in you.”

  • Gnawbone Jack April 17, 2020, 2:36 AM

    From one of the best albums ever that got me through a crazy year and another war:

  • Larry Geiger April 17, 2020, 5:11 AM

    Nice drum.

  • Joe April 17, 2020, 4:55 PM

    Willie Clintons biggest scam —–China needed this technology for their war machine but wet willie let then have it anyway. From New York Times

    ” The Clinton Administration notified Congress today that it had approved the export of technology to China to permit the launching of a communications satellite aboard a Chinese rocket next month.

    President Clinton said in a letter to Congress that the transfer would not harm national security or significantly improve China’s military capability in space. The President was required under a 1998 law to certify that all such technology exports are in the national interest.