But something came to my attention a few weeks back, thanks to Sherrie, who writes "Sherrie Questioning All" at www.sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com. She put up an article that I noted in my Sunday rant from a few weeks back about how the Japanese had discovered that the US was conducting "secret flights" to North Korea itself with both officials and "equipment" for at least the last several years (and possibly much longer)! First, I want to present the original Japanese article, that comes from the website: www.ajw.asahi.com, that exposes these secretive flights, right here for everyone to see for themselves.. I do have my own thoughts and comments to follow:
LEFT IN THE DARK: Secret U.S. military flights carried officials, equipment to N. Korea
February 15, 2013
By YOSHIHIRO MAKINO/ Correspondent
Although the visits had potential implications for Japan, Washington did not inform its security partner at the time and only informally confirmed one of them when the Japanese side pressed, government and other sources in Japan, South Korea and the United States said.
The U.S. State Department even warned the Foreign Ministry against making further inquiries, saying they would harm bilateral relations, the sources said.
U.S. military planes flew from an air base in Guam to Pyongyang and back on April 7, 2012, and again on a longer visit lasting from Aug. 18-20, the sources said.
It is believed that those aboard included Sydney Seiler, director for Korea at the U.S. National Security Council, and Joseph DeTrani, who headed the North Korea desk at the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence. DeTrani left the post in May.
They met with North Korean officials and discussed policies following the death of leader Kim Jong Il in December 2011.
The North Korean delegation included Jang Song Thaek, vice chairman of the National Defense Commission and husband of Kim Jong Il's sister. Jang is widely considered to serve as a mentor for Kim Jong Un, who succeeded his father as his nation's leader.
The Japanese government only learned about the flights after receiving reports from hobbyists monitoring activity at military bases and also analyzing air traffic flight plans.
When the Japanese side submitted an official inquiry, U.S. officials expressed frustration that the request had been made, citing the subject's confidential nature. The State Department warned Japan against inquiring further, saying Washington-Tokyo ties could be damaged.
The third visit that The Asahi Shimbun has confirmed is one that took place in November 2011. Sources said at least one military aircraft from the Guam air base loaded heavy equipment, including bulldozers, at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo and flew to Pyongyang.
It is believed that the delegation included officials from the U.S. Pacific Command. They met with North Korean officials and discussed efforts to recover the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, the sources said.
When Japan inquired about this visit, U.S. officials unofficially confirmed that it had taken place, the sources said.
Please check a related article at (http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/korean_peninsula/AJ201302150084).
NTS Notes: Ok, I will say it... Something here really stinks to high heaven.... And I suspect that we are all being set up as suckers with all the propaganda in this rush to war against North Korea!
Secret flights into North Korea with US government officials? It is no wonder the Japanese have stayed quiet about this.....They were probably told by their "ally", the United States to just keep quiet and look the other way....
I do wonder what kind of sick game the United States is playing here? Secret flights to North Korea with both officials and military equipment, and nobody is supposed to notice?
I not only smell a rat, but I am beginning to wonder if this rush to war with North Korea is a sick and twisted game being played on the citizens of the United States to purposely strike fear into everyone... But for what purpose?
I do wonder what the criminals in the US government is attempting to gain by putting this latest fear of war against North Korea (and China) into its own citizens...The psychology of fear is a dangerous weapon, and could cause people to accept almost anything that will alleviate that fear....The prime example was the aftermath of the Israeli attacks of 9-11 where the fearful US public quickly accepted the draconian Patriot Act to alleviate the fear of the "terrorists"....
Again, I want to thank Sherrie for first bringing this to my attention a few weeks back.... This is indeed dynamite!
More to come