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Links — 3 August 2022 Part 1

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The CradleHow a missile in Kabul connects to a Speaker in TaipeiPepe Escobarhttps://thecradle.co/Article/Columns/13830Asia TimesWhy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit is so dangerousDavid P. Goldmanhttps://asiatimes.com/2022/08/why-pelosis-taiwan-visit-is-so-dangerous/Global Times (Chinese state-affiliated media)China's countermeasures against Pelosi's Taiwan visit won't be one-off: Global Times editorialhttps://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202208/1272069.shtmlCaitlinJohnstone.comThe US Military Was Just Used To Help A Dementia Patient Try To Start WW3Caitlin Johnstone https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/08/03/the-us-military-was-just-used-to-help-a-dementia-patient-try-to-start-ww3/A Son of the New American RevolutionMy Interview with RT on the Thomas Friedman Op-ed (6+ min video interview)Larry C. Johnson

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The Cradle
How a missile in Kabul connects to a Speaker in Taipei
Pepe Escobar
https://thecradle.co/Article/Columns/13830

Asia Times
Why Pelosi’s Taiwan visit is so dangerous
David P. Goldman
https://asiatimes.com/2022/08/why-pelosis-taiwan-visit-is-so-dangerous/

Global Times (Chinese state-affiliated media)
China's countermeasures against Pelosi's Taiwan visit won't be one-off: Global Times editorial
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202208/1272069.shtml

CaitlinJohnstone.com

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2022/08/03/the-us-military-was-just-used-to-help-a-dementia-patient-try-to-start-ww3/

A Son of the New American Revolution
My Interview with RT on the Thomas Friedman Op-ed (6+ min video interview)
Larry C. Johnson | CEO and co-founder of BERG Associates, LLC, an international business-consulting firm with expertise combating terrorism and investigating money laundering, formerly Deputy Director in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism (1989-1993, and CIA operations (1984-1989)

Reminiscence of the Future
Gallup Poll And What Really Matters [to the American people] (It's the economy, stupid.)
http://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2022/08/gallup-poll-and-what-really-matters.html

On a Lighter Note.

http://smoothiex12.blogspot.com/2022/08/on-lighter-note.html
Andrei Martyanov, former USSR naval officer and expert on Russian military and naval issues

Moon of Alabama
Ukraine SitRep - On The Ground Report - Ukrainian Frontline Collapses
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/08/ukraine-sitrep-on-the-ground-report-ukrainian-frontline-collapses.html

RayMcGovern.com
Ray’s Likely Last (as in ‘Final’) Appearance on SKYNEWS/ Australia
Ray McGovern, co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, and retired 27-year career CIA whose tasks included preparing and briefing The President’s Daily Brief and leading the Soviet Foreign Policy Branch
https://raymcgovern.com/2022/08/03/rays-likely-last-as-in-final-appearance-on-skynews-australia/

The Vineyard of the Saker
The US plan for the Ukraine from the horse’s mouth (11 sec video clip of Sen. Lindsey Graham)
The Saker
http://thesaker.is/the-us-plan-for-the-ukraine-from-the-horses-mouth/

RT — Question More (Russian state-sponsored media)
US Directly Involved In Ukraine Conflict [Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova]
https://www.rt.com/russia/560070-us-involvement-ukraine-conflict/

China slaps trade restrictions on Taiwan

https://www.rt.com/news/560124-china-taiwan-trade-ban/

Sputnik International (Russian state-sponsored media)
Pelosi's Taiwan Trip: How US Looks to Maintain Economic Leadership by Undermining Other Regions
https://sputniknews.com/20220803/pelosis-taiwan-trip-how-us-looks-to-maintain-economic-leadership-by-undermining-other-regions-1098087695.html

Photos: China’s PLA Launches Massive ‘Reunification Operation’ Drills Just 12 Miles From Taiwan
https://sputniknews.com/20220803/photos-chinas-pla-launches-massive-reunification-operation-drills-just-12-miles-from-taiwan-1098086276.html

Russia enters acute phase of standoff with unfriendly alliance — MFA (""The enemy's aim is to inflict a strategic defeat on our country and to eliminate it as a geopolitical competitor,"…. Russia gets that this is existential. This is a sufficient condition for use of nuclear weapons in Russian military doctrine.)
https://tass.com/politics/1488597

‘Those Who Offend China Will Be Punished’: Beijing Vows Sanctions Over Pelosi's Visit to Taiwan

https://sputniknews.com/20220803/beijing-pledges-to-punish-those--who-offend-china-as-pelosi-visits-taiwan-1098062210.html

TASS (Russian state media)
Pelosi assures US supports status quo in Taiwan situation
https://tass.com/world/1488477

China sanctions two funds in Taiwan for supporting separatism, say authorities
https://tass.com/world/1488471

US attempting to crowd Russia out from global markets using banal blackmail, says envoy
https://tass.com/politics/1488469

ECNS (Chinese official English news service)
Mainland suspends export of natural sand to Taiwan (ingredient in concrete)
http://www.ecns.cn/news/2022-08-03/detail-ihcavkwr6136811.shtml

Restored giant Buddha statue of Lushena unveiled in Longmen Grottoes (impressive pictures of monumental craftsmanship)

http://www.ecns.cn/photo/2022-08-03/detail-ihcavkwr6136756.shtml







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