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Nuclear Plants Leaking Radiation in Japan, California, Russia and that’s just the one’s they tell you about.

Radiation, Arbitration, Interpretation; we ain’t getting no Satisfaction.  The rhyme doesn’t exactly jive, nor does the information about nuclear energy and the amount of radiation being released.

While Japan has stopped operating ALL 50 of it’s nuclear reactors, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a license for the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Georgia’s Power Plant Vogtle.  The NRC voted 4-1 to allow Atlanta-based Southern Co to build and operate two new nuclear power reactors at its existing Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia. The units will cost Southern and partners about $14 billion and enter service as soon as 2016 and 2017.

Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement.

The approval of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle represents an enormous milestone in the effort to provide safe, reliable, and clean electricity to consumers. This important step allows full construction to begin on the first new reactors built in over 30 years and is the result of hard work by Southern Company and its partners, and the NRC. This first-ever approval of a reactor under this new licensing regime demonstrates the process works and goes a long way in reducing the risk for other new nuclear reactors to follow.

REGIME?  We have a freaking regime?

Are you kidding me?  Obama has trouble signing gas, oil, and coal licensing, but can sign up for nuclear energy?

NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko cast the lone dissenting vote on plans to build and operate the two new nuclear power reactors, citing safety concerns stemming from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, and saying “I cannot support issuing this license as if Fukushima never happened”. There’s a vote of confidence for you, when even the chairman knows this is a bad idea.

Obama has promised $8 BILLION in loans.  The new plant will use AP1000 reactors built by Westinghouse Electric, a standardized design approved by the NRC in December that will be the foundation for several other proposed nuclear plants. Westinghouse is majority owned by Japanese multinational Toshiba Corp.

Imagine that, Toshiba isn’t building any reactors in Japan, so they can build them for America.  We suppose the only good news is that they are not using the jobs Czar from GE  and its Mark I design which exploded at Fukushima.  Nuclear power might create jobs but it can kill hundreds, if not millions of people when things go wrong, and wrong they sometimes do.  From ABC NEWS-

More than 1,300 tubes that carry radioactive water inside the San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California are so damaged that they will be taken out of service, the utility that runs the plant said Tuesday.

The figures released by Southern California Edison are the latest disclosure in a probe of equipment problems that have kept the coastal plant sidelined for more than three months.  A company statement said that as of Monday, 510 tubes had been plugged, or retired from use, in the Unit 2 reactor, and 807 tubes in its sister, Unit 3. Each of the generators has nearly 10,000 tubes, and the number retired is well within the limit allowed to continue operation.

Activists viewed the new figures as another alarming sign following a tube break in January, which prompted Edison to shut down the Unit 3 reactor as a precaution. Traces of radiation escaped at the time, but officials said there was no danger to workers or neighbors.

Traces of radiation?  How much is a trace of radiation?  We all know TEPCO was not, and probably still is not forthcoming on radiation, cesium, and Mox fuel in Japan.  What makes anyone think that the plants owners SCE, San Diego Gas & Electric and the city of Riverside will be?

There are about 7.4 million Californians live within 50 miles of San Onofre, which can power 1.4 million homes. So where are the radiation detectors?  What we the planners thinking when they know damn well that whole area is earthquake prone.  Samething in Japan.  The earth quakes! The San Andreas fault, San Jacinto Fault, and Elsinore are nearby. The Rose Canyon fault runs right through the center of San Diego.

From Forbes Magazine, March 2011-

The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday reported finding elevated levels of iodine-131, a product of nuclear fission, in rainwater in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The levels exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) permitted in drinking water, but EPA continues to assure the public there is no need for alarm.

No need for alarm?  That rainwater falls into our drinking water, you buttnuts. You think you could just go online easily and keep a track of monitoring.

Good luck.

The Environmental Protection Agency launched a new open-data system where it posts laboratory results from its sampling of air, precipitation, drinking water and milk. The new system can be found here: RadNet Sampling Data.  The Environmental Protection Agency’s RadNet system is designed to detect radiation from accidents like the Fukushima disaster in Japan and from foreign nuclear tests. It displays a map of the United States with monitoring stations highlighted. Click on one for a graphic representation of its data.

Guess what? The links don’t work. How about that? A unit at UNLV is now also offline after being outed by high winds. http://www.ansatunlv.com/air_monitoring.html

Operated by the Department of Energy and the Desert Research Institute, the Community Environmental Monitoring Program only covers Nevada and Utah, but it should be of interest to states downwind.  THE LINK WORKS! Canada offers a weekly report that includes a single daily dose calculated mid week from FPS monitoring stations across Canada at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/ed-ud/respond/nuclea/data-donnees-eng.php#ddrl_mar2011

Here’s one from Tokyo. http://securitytokyo.com/ (live link) and more can be found at the

Online Geiger Counter Nuclear Radiation Detector Map

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html (more live links)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) had originally planned to begin accepting spent fuel and high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain nuclear repository, a deep geological formation 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 31, 1998.  It still isn’t open. We have to guess at where all that nuclear waste is being stored and how much of it may be leaking.  Japan keeps hosing theirs down with water and  leaking it into the ocean.

TOKYO (AP) — The government approved on Wednesday a 1 trillion yen ($12.5 billion) public bailout for the operator of Japan’s tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant and put it under temporary state control.

In exchange, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has appointed new management and pledged to cut costs while raising utility rates as it works to stabilize the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant and compensate tens of thousands of victims of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Chernobyl still hasn’t stopped leaking

Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Ukraine is launching the construction of a new protective layer to cover the section of the reactor that exploded. The disaster, caused by an explosion and fire in the nuclear power station’s main reactor, spread clouds of radiation across Europe and forced hundreds of thousands of people to be evacuated. The BBC’s David Stern says the current protective covering is leaking radiation. video http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17853134

Lastly, if you need a vote of confidence on the nuclear industry and monitoring,

To save money, EPA relies in part on trained volunteers to regularly change out air filters on theRadNet monitors and mail them to a federal lab in Alabama where the data gets a detailed analysisa few days later. Volunteers are also tasked with alerting EPA if something goes wrong with the machine.  http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-03-26-radiation-gaps_N.htm

Additional Sources-

http://ncf.uschamber.com/blog/2012/02/construction-first-new-nuclear-reactor-more-30-years-approved?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=related%2Bcontent&utm_campaign=Website%2BLaunch%2B3-12

http://www.projectnoproject.com/category/project/nuclear/

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/1300-tubes-damaged-ailing-cal-reactors-16304993#.T6qK1-3UaQJ

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/03/28/epa-expect-more-radiation-in-rainwater/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/09/us-usa-nuclear-nrc-idUSTRE8182J720120209

Stay tuned and have a good day, one day it will be your last.  God Bless.

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What’s twisting our antenna,

January 10, 2012?

The Doomsday Clock, a relic of the Cold War nuclear arms race is still ticking, and today it will move forward or backward.

Today the Doomsday Clock rests at six minutes to midnight.  The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce it’s decision in Washington, D.C. this afternoon.  The B.A.S. board of directors includes 18 Nobel laureates among its experts. 

“We do not advise Americans that doomsday is near and that they can expect atomic bombs to start falling on their heads a month or year from now.” www.thebulletin.org/content/doomsdayclock/timeline

Hmm, maybe two years?  The farthest the clock has been from midnight was 11:43 when the U.S.A. and Soviets signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in 1991.

Nuclear weapons have been a great deterrent, but we have places like North Korea, Pakistan and Iran who are in development.  Would they be willing to sell them to terrorists like the Tali-ban? 

In the late 60’s we recall standing in line for our Polio shots along the halls of elementary school.  On the walls were the atomic symbol that the school was a bomb shelter.  Today, the drills to put our heads under the desk to cover our head drills seem most asinine.  So too does getting the Polio shot, which the U.S. government claims to have millions of doses in storage- somewhere.

Maybe worse than selling a nuke is the prospect of securing a nuclear weapons site and keeping track of fuel rods. 

Lana Sator sneaked into a Russian Rocket Factory and takes pictures and posts to LiveJournal.  http://lana-sator.livejournal.com/160176.html#cutid1

NPO Energomash Academician VP Glushko, is a leading company in the world to develop  powerful liquid rocket engines.  You would think there would be some kind of security. 

Their engines power the modern Soyuz, the Zenit 3SL, and the Angara and Baikal launch vehicles. Heck, their RD-180 engine powers the first stage of the Atlas V, an American rocket. More importantly, they have specially strong ties to the Russian military.

And yet, she found nobody. No guards, no security. Nothing. Just a few CCTV cameras here and there in rooms packed with huge machinery. http://gizmodo.com/5873441/this-girl-sneaked-into-this-russian-military-rocket-factory

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory

If a girl can just walk about a working factory unnoticed, imagine what a terrorist could have done?  Is it plausible that the lack of security was related to the doomed Phobos Grunt mission?

We’d venture to say the factory has since beefed up its security.  Wonder where she will attempt to visit next.  CERN, HAARP, EISCAT, Chernobyl…?

Whatever happens to the clock, time marches on.  Right? Just ask the Mayan people.

UPDATED.  The Doomsday Clock has been moved 1 minute closer to midnight!

That represents a symbolic step closer to doomsday, a change from the clock’s previous mark of six minutes to midnight, set in January 2010. 

The clock is a symbol of the threat of humanity’s imminent destruction from nuclear or biological weapons, climate change and other human-caused disasters. In making their deliberations about how to update the clock’s time, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists focused on the current state of nuclear arsenals around the globe, disastrous events such as the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and biosecurity issues such as the creation of an airborne H5N1 flu strain. via http://www.space.com/14194-doomsday-clock-2011-apocalypse.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+spaceheadlines+%28SPACE.com+Headline+Feed%29

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Radiation contamination acknowledged for personnel returning from Japan by Vice Admiral Adam Robinson, surgeon general of the Navy, saying:

“There no reason to seek care…there is no medical condition, but there is nuclear contamination…wash selves, shower…visit a medical treatment facility to document who was in an affected area …fill out RADIOLOGICAL DOCUMENTATION FORMS…”

In Japan-http://www.japantoday.com/category/lifestyle/view/radiation-free-certificates-in-fukushima-get-unexpected-role

Radiation screenings have been conducted at the entrance of shelters in Fukushima Prefecture since March 13, two days after the devastating quake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. They are intended to check if a resident has been exposed to radiation. “Certificates” are then issued by the doctors to those who have been declared free of any abnormality.

But these certificates have come to be an unexpected function in the community that has become nervous about anything radioactive. Some shelters have started demanding that certificates be presented before any residents evacuating from the nuclear disaster are admitted.  Some officials in the central government, however, are raising their eyebrows about such documentation while demand for them appears to be growing.

In a likely cover-up attempt to dispel panic-

One main player is the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Officials said they had activated its National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center, which draws on meteorologists, nuclear scientists and computer scientists to forecast plume dispersal.  http://saweatherobserver.blogspot.com/2011/03/military-crew-said-to-be-exposed-to.html 

On March 18, President Obama said he knows that Americans are worried about potential risks from airborne radiation that could drift across the Pacific. “So I want to be very clear,” he said. “We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it’s the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska or U.S. territories.” http://www.observer-reporter.com/OR/StoryAP/03-18-2011-US-JAPAN-10 

Fukushima whatever level of nuclear crisis level you call it, is a global catastrophe that is poisoning the world.  We can not eat contaminated food.  We can not drink contaminated water. We can not survive high levels of radiation.  While radiation exposure is not contagious person to person this website is a wakeup call to heed fallout warnings at  http://www.parowanprophet.com/Nuclear_War_Comes/radiation_sickness.htm

In America we are being by the experts that the threat of radiation from Japan is minimal.  Of course, the experts say the remaining 440 or so nuclear plants are safe too.  Really, what are the chances of another earthquake, let alone a tsunami taking out a nuclear plant or adding to the disaster in Japan? 

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"Report by M.A.U.D. Committee on the use of Uranium as a source of power."

JAPAN NUCLEAR MELTDOWN.  SNAFU as Radiation spreads globally.  Lies detected everywhere.

It is become ever more clear that Japan, one of the most earthquake prone countries, has relied on its 54 nuclear reactors to put energy use above safety.    What about America, Germany, France, Canada and all the other countries employing the use of nuclear energy? With the release of radiation from Japan blowing into the wind, we keep hearing that acceptable levels of radiation are acceptable.

Oh, bull_ _ _ _.  Researchers in the United States have performed thousands of radiation experiments in humans to determine the effects of ionizing radiation and radioactive contamination on the human body. http://www.governmentconspiracy.net/2010/04/us-government-human-radiation-experiments-conspiracy/ The world is pretty clear in defining the fact that radiation while a natural occuring event,  is not something you want to overly expose yourself to if you can help it.

Rollback about 60 years or so to the Manhatten Project, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Manhattan_Project and know damned well that the power of a nuclear bomb can be as deadly as radiation exposure.  It just might not kill you in a New York minute.  Some expert on CNN yesterday actually had the audacity to say,  perhaps the latest finding of Plutonium at the site may have been from the Atom bomb.  Oh, pleeeaze.

Managing Director, Akio Komori of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the company that manages the “Fuk-ed,” Fukushima nuclear plant, cried after a press conference. He admitted that the ongoing radiation leaks were serious enough to cause injury or death in the highest area of danger, closest to the damaged plant.  He only mentioned the Fukushima plant.  He hasn’t been seen publically since.  Perhaps he succombed to some nefarious end at the bottom of the ocean? A Seppuku, the ritual Japanese suicide? He is not alone.

TEPCO Pres, “Shimizu’s vanishing act “is not so much extremely strange as inexcusable,” said Takeo Nishioka, the chairman of the upper house of Japan’s Diet, or parliament. Speaking to reporters, Nishioka described as “mysterious” Shimizu’s refusal to join the head of the nuclear safety agency at a briefing on the crisis for parliament. “I cannot understand this,” Nishioka fumed. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/vanishing-act-by-japanese-executive-during-nuclear-crisis-raises-questions/2011/03/28/AFDnHNpB_story.html

Thanks to Wikileaks, we know that TEPCO has had a history of nefarious activities—

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the Japanese owner of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, falsified safety data and “dishonestly” tried to cover up problems there, according to reports based on Wikileaks-leaked cables (The Australian).

Grief for him, yes- anger from the rest of the world is unsurmountable.  We all get that Japan did not prepare for a double whammy quake and tsunami, but a cry for help days ago could have had an impact to lesson this insanity.  As for transparency from Japan, read one report that makes things looks all fine and dandy- http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/11032109-e.html

Press Release (Mar 21,2011)
Plant Status of Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station (as of 9:00 pm March 21st)

[No New Developments since 6:00 pm, 21st March]

Unit   Status
1    · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is
       available.
     · No cooling water is leaked to the reactor containment vessel.
     · Maintain average water temperature at 100°C in the pressure
       restraint.
2    · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is
       available.
     · No cooling water is leaked to the reactor containment vessel.
     · Maintain average water temperature at 100°C in the pressure
       restraint.
3    · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is
       available.
     · No cooling water is leaked to the reactor containment vessel.
     · Maintain average water temperature at 100°C in the pressure
       restraint.
4    · Reactor cold shutdown, stable water level, offsite power is
       available.
     · No cooling water is leaked to the reactor containment vessel.
     · Maintain average water temperature at 100°C in the pressure
       restraint.   

other  N.A.

[The next information in regard to the plant is planned to be released
 at 9:00 am, 22nd March.]

 March 29 report reads the same.

Among the first reports of radiation in the U.S.A.— “A “miniscule” amount of radiation that probably came from damaged nuclear reactors in Japan was picked up at a California monitoring station yesterday, the U.S. government said.” 

A similar level of the radioactive isotope, xenon-133, was detected in Washington state on March 16 and 17, according to the agencies. It was “consistent with a release from the Fukushima reactors in Northern Japan,” according to the statement. The EPA and Energy Department have monitoring systems and neither found “radiation levels of concern.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-18/-miniscule-amounts-of-radiation-from-japan-detected-by-sacramento-station.html

One would think the headlines would read, “Radiation from Japan hits U.S.” Instead, headlines from Fox and CNN are about the bombings in Lybia and a no fly zone.  Lybia has become a $500 million a week distraction. We can pretty much figure out what the press isn’t telling us after they tell us.

“The real threat is not WikiLeaks or Julian Assange, but you. The real threat is you finding out the truth about those who pretend to be democratic, and to act in your interests, and to promote a peaceful world. The real threat is you being able to call your government to account.”

Should anyone be surprised that Radioactive iodine-131 has been detected in Tokyo’s tap water, milk, and spinach? Should anyone be surprised that just in time for some St. Patrick’s Day glow of green, “A Canadian nuclear power plant has developed a leak and has spilled 73,000 litres of contaminated water into Lake Ontario.” http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/americas/news/article_1626848.php/Canadian-nuclear-power-plant-leak-confirmed

Humpty dumpty sat on a wall with 6 nuclear reactors in a row, do they all fall down? 

Fukushima graphs with new data that was missing before and added new Monitoring Points http://bit.ly/hgKrhW.  Can you spell fu k ed?

MEXT real-time monitoring has shown heightened radiation rates in Ibaraki and elsewhere. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency lists a cluster of installations at Tokai, including three research institutes and commercial reactors. Technologist Marian Steinback has plotted the MEXT data an Google Maps.

With some Fukushima monitors offline since the tsunami, it’s natural to assume abnormal radiation levels are related to what we’re seeing on our TV screens. But variation between these clustered stations tell a different story, as do monitors at the Japan Atomic Power Company’s 1,060MW boiling water reactor, Tokai Dai-Ni….was six times the ICRP recommended civilian exposure and eighteen times the normal background radiation level currently observed at Tepco’s west-coast Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant days ago. Something is wrong in Tokai village, and it’s receiving no scrutiny. via one rick on twitter.

Tokai village?  Japan’s quiet dignity pretty much sucks.  And, for the first time we can ever recall, we are in agreement with of all people, Greepeace.

Steve Campbell from Greenpeace says the lack of information coming from the Japanese authorities on the radiation threat is worrying. “We have concerns there is not enough information, and it may not be the most up-to-date or clear [information],” he said.  “There is clearly contamination, clearly releases of radioactivity coming from the reactor, and the situation is clearly not in control.”  via ABC http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/13/3162802.htm?site=sydney

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
Fukushima Dai-ichi

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
Fukushima Dai-ni

More nuclear plants. All fuk ed?

The four nuclear power plants that have been experiencing serious prblems since the earthquake and tsunami are: Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Station (FUK-I), the plant getting the most press coverage, Fukushima Dai-Ni Nuclear Power Station (FUK II), Onagawa Nuclear Power Station which like the previous two is also located in the northeastern region of the island of Honshu in Japan, and Tokai No. 2 Power Station, Japan’s first nuclear power station that was built in 1962 and is also located in the northeastern region of the island of Honshu but in Ibaraki Prefecture. via http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1404214/pg1

Thus, three nuclear reactors at FUK-I Nuclear Power Station are likely to be in the process of core meltdown (partial or full) at this time and FUK-I reactor 2 suffered a second explosion yesterday that likely ruptured a containment vessel.

[link to www.businessinsider.com]

Fukushima II, the Fukushima Dai-Ni Nuclear Power Station, is operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and has four nuclear reactors (1,2,3,& 4). FUK-II is located (7.1 miles north of FUK-I) in the town of Naraha and Tomioka in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture in Japan.

Following the tsunami, according to Japanese government officials all four of FUK-II’s reactors were successfully automatically shut down. However, cooling water pumps at reactors 1, 2, & 4 sustained damage caused by the tsunami on March 11th.

Here’s a link to a TEPCO Press Release dated March 12th that discusses the status of the reactors at the FUK-II plant: [link to www.tepco.co.jp]

Accordingly, on March 13th an evacuation order (radius of 20 km) was issued because of possible radioactive contamination occurring involving reactors at the FUK-II Nuclear Power Station.  [link to www.rttnews.com]

The Onagawa Nuclear Power Station is operated by the Tohoku Electric Power Company (TEPC), it has three nuclear reactors (1, 2, & 3), and it is located in northeastern Japan.

On March 11th, a fire broke out at the Onagawa Nuclear Power Station’s reactor number 4 and raged for two hours.

[link to www.iaea.org]

On March 13th, TEPC stated that the cooling systems at all three reactors at the Onagawa complex were automatically shut down after the earthquake and tsunami and they were functioning properly.

[link to www.cnbc.com]

However, on March 13th a state of emergency was declared at the Onagawa Nuclear Power Station by TEPC because radiation readings in areas surrounding the plant exceeded allowed limits.

[link to www.news.com.au]

The Tokai No. 2 Power Station (Japan’s first, built in 1962) is operated by the Japan Atomic Power Company and it is also located in northeastern Japan in the Ibaraki Prefecture. Officials stated that its reactors were able to be automatically shut down after the earthquake and tsunami.

[link to www.iaea.org]

However, on March 13th, the Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency reported that a cooling system pump stopped functioning properly at the Tokai No. 2 Power Station.

[link to nuclearstreet.com]

Here’s a link to a summary prepared by the IAEA  of what has transpired at each of the nuclear power stations in northeastern Honshu, Japan since March 11th.

[link to www.iaea.org]

Here is a list of all of Japan’s 55 nuclear reactors:  [link to www.japannuclear.com] Unfortunately, it appears that this list may come in handy in the near future.  There is also a very detailed preliminary timeline of what has occurred at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Station that has been compiled here:[link to en.wikipedia.org]

What has occured is SNAFU.   Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s acknowledgement that this is the worst crisis since World War Two, is like asking if the chicken or the egg came first; it really doesn’t matter.

Note, sorry for any typographical errors, a bug in the spell check from WP.

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Japan Earthquake
Watching the earthquakes in Japan and following tsunami happen in near real time was to say the least, heart wrenching.  Further threats from aftershocks, nuclear power plant  meltdowns, radiation poisoning, poor weather conditions, power outages, and a lack of basic supplies only compound the magnitude of the crisis.  Throw in a volcanic eruption for measure in Japan at-http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/article965229.ece/Japanese-volcano-erupts
More than 200 magnitude 5 (and above) aftershocks have been recorded in Japan since the first quake on Friday.
Frequent readers at Ahrcanum (hint, hint, subscribe in the sidebar for updates or follow us on twitter) know that we’ve written about numerous catastrophic events with a conspiracy twist.  Last year in 2010, both Chile and Japan were hit with large quakes that raised our antennae to the possibility that these events may have been caused by man. https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2010/02/27/chile-japan-earthquake-conspiracy/ The last 9M quake that we recall, was the 9.1M quake off the coast of Sumatra in 2004 that killed and estimated 228,000 people.

It has taken us days to absorb the magnitude of another 9.0M earthquake.  What more could we say that others have expressed so eloquently?  As reports began with a 100 dead, we immediately knew these numbers were destined to rise with new reports nearing 10,000 people dead and bodies lining shorelines and buried in the mud. 

Were there warnings by nature across the globe that went unheeded? http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/offbeat/9000351/tsunami-linked-to-fishy-phenomenon/ reported of huge schools of fish being so close to shore that fisherman were out with buckets in Acapulco about the same time as the earthquake hit in Japan. 

A couple troll their little boat through a mass of dead fish in the King Harbor Marina.

Just days before, millions of anchovie were found dead with reports of  fish kills in California, dead seals New Jersey and dead dolphins along the Gulf Coast. Previously reviewed in this article at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/birds-falling-from-sky-%e2%80%93-blame-haarp-flu-poison-or-climate-change/

The cause of the die-off is nearly always decaying algae. Although the oceans are awash in algae, these microscopic organisms bloom when fed by nutrients such as fertilizers and human and animal waste washing off the land. Stoked by such nutrients and exposed to sunlight, algae flourish and then die and sink to the bottom. Bacteria then take over, breaking down the plant matter and sucking the oxygen out of seawater. That leaves little or none for fish and other marine life.  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/redondo-beach-dead-fish-oxygen-levels-zero.html

One commentator, Kevin on the article wrote:

Earth is undergoing a magnetic reversal. Fish use magnetic polaraty to navigate like a GPS system. No red tide caused them in here. A magnetic anomaly did. They swam against the wall agressivly and with out end till they died off from cardiac arrest.

A magnetic anomaly?  Decaying algae?  Hummm.  There were rumors of another wormhole sort of blue spiral over Russia just days before on, March 10, 2011. The video is located at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV46DnxlBGs&feature=player_embedded#at=71 A test practice for the capabilities of HAARP?

Could HAARP truly unleash the power to create an underground tectonic plate shift that resulted in Japan moving 2.4 meters, according to http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/9002233/quake-moves-japan-2-4m/

www.notanotherconspiracy.com has done our homework for us by posting the magnometer readings from Alaska, (which is in part a joint consortium with Japan) during the time of the earthquake. Obviously the charts reflect some increase as expected.  The question lurks if an array can cause enough heating of the magnetosphere to not only record an event but, perhaps cause an event?

The Atlantean Conspiracy http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2011/03/japan-tsunami-caused-by-haarp.html  points out that HAARP was basically flatlined in the days before the quake.  Coincidence?

And, what was CERN up to? http://greybook.cern.ch/programmes/EXP_NAM.html A whole lot of particles on any given day that just happened to restart, “at the weekend,” according to http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/14/us-science-cern-idUSTRE72D5DR20110314.  Another hummm?

“We can not rule out the possibility of an explosion”, said Chief cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano on Sunday regarding Unit 3 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex.  Unit 1 exploded Saturday resulting in tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people evacuating the area. Today, Monday March 14, 2011 there are reports if addional explosions at Unit 3 and reports of radiation contamination.

Efforts that amount to a Hail Mary Pass might as well turn to only saying  Hail Mary prayers for the people of Japan and what effects a nuclear release of radiation will have; wherever the clouds may blow.  If you do not think those clouds from Japan can and will blow over the U.S.A., you are sadly mistaken. 

As for Coronal Mass Ejections- we have seen our fair share as of late, but really nothing that should trip this kind of trigger.  But, Piers Morgan with Info Wars affiliation says the massive earthquake and tsunami were triggered by massive events on the sun and that there are more to come in the next two years.

So we may glance at the moon and its predictions this week of super powers from a supermoon.  This week, March 19 will bring a full moon that will bring perigee when the moon is closest to the Earth. http://www.huliq.com/10557/scientists-say-supermoon-had-no-role-japan-tsunami Will we see more earthquakes, additional volcanic eruptions?

An earthquake can move the earth’s axis and change the length of the time of day and shift the alignment of the poles according to NASA at, http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2005/jan/HQ_05011_earthquake.html.  The inertia of a predicted pole shift anticipated for 2012 is significantly twisting our antennae as well.

Is The Great Japanese Earthquake the beginning of the end for the 3rd largest economy in the world?  A sign of things to come? A sign of things ending? Recent reports are of 965 micro sieverts have been measured in the area surrounding the latest nuclear plant explosion with the mayor saying Tokyo has now started monitoring radiation.  This is the same, “Tokyo mayor Ishihara alleges tsunami is “heavenly retribution for Japan’s greed.”

What words could we write to say how insensitive Ishihara’s statement is, and that you Sir are an ass? 

Just how long until the California coastline is affected?  Stay tuned. 

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Earthquakes in Japanese http://typhoon.yahoo.co.jp/weather/jp/earthquake/ 

USGS a quake list for 10 -degree map centered at 35N, 140E, the Honshu Region- http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Maps/10/140_35.php 

Live UStream TV Japan http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv

Aljazeera TV in English at   http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

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North Korea has just launched a fourth missile. The ballistic missiles were believed to be Scud-B missiles with a range of 340 km or Rodong rockets, whose 1,300-km range was likely to be shortened to 400 km for the upcoming tests.http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a62150.html 

Originally it was reported that North Korea test-fired a third short-range missile on Thursday, a South Korean defense ministry spokesman said.  The spokesman said the missile was launched around 7:50 p.m. (1050 GMT) but gave no further details. Earlier the ministry said the North had fired two surface-to-ship missiles between 5:20 p.m. (0820 GMT) and 6 p.m. from its east coast. http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSSP33752020090702  North Korea had cautioned commercial vessels to stay away from its eastern coast and the Sea of Japan through July 10th, allowing it to launch short- and medium-range missiles with no warning and it continues to do so. 

North Korea threatened that a long range missile launch was set and aimed for Hawaii in time for the 4th of July according to Japan’s top-selling newspaper, the Yomiuri.   But CNN says, “A U.S. intelligence official confirmed the test firings and said there are “no indications whatsoever” of an impending long-range missile test.http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/02/nkorea.missiles/ 

In mid June, Marine Corps General James Cartwright- vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff claimed North Korea would need at least least three to five years to develop a missile that can reach the U.S. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aOrc17s0Mz7g   Then again, no one thought North Korea capable of another nuclear test either.  Is it okay that North Korea already has the capacity to launch a nuclear missile strike against Seoul and Tokyo with the potential to kill millions of people in Japan, as well as in the South, in addition to blowing to smithereens US bases and airfields in both countries?

According to the Brussels-based International Crisis Group ICG, it “argues that the true danger lies with shorter-range weapons, some of which are mobile and therefore difficult to detect. They include variants of the Scud, which could strike South Korea, and the Nodong which could reach much of Japan. Pyongyang also has a short-range tactical weapon called the Toksa or Viper, which is highly accurate up to 120km. The Musudan, which can be transported by road, could reach US bases on the Pacific island of Guam.” http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6015449.ece

As a reminder to North Korea of America’s long range capability on Monday, The Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missiles from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base that landed 4,200 miles away near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.  North Koreans have threatened to “shower the US with a nuclear fire” if “attacked” see http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/25/north-korea-nuclear-threat  Would America be negligent to not hit North Korea’s launch pads in a preliminary strike?  ABM or Anti-Ballistic Missile technology has been know to have high failure rate so taking a chance with what might be a nuclear warhead weapon seems pretty stupid.

The National Air and Space Intelligence Center,NASIC- hq’d at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the primary Department of Defense producer of foreign aerospace intelligence http://www.afisr.af.mil/units/nasic.asp but has not issued a statement. The F.E.Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming  http://www.warren.af.mil/units/base  became the nation’s first operational ICBM base with the introduction of the Atlas missile in 1958.  The Mighty Ninety operates 150 Minuteman III ICBMs on full alert 24 hours a day, 365 days a year if North Korea or anyone else should launch toward U.S. Soil or its territories. 

United Nations Security Council resolution approved on June 12 that imposes penalties on the regime for previous nuclear tests and launches.  North Korea ignoring warnings continues with provocative acts and threats which will only isolate it further.  Furthering tensions in the region, Japan is considering deploying more troops off its southwestern shores to defend a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_DISPUTED_ISLETS_ASOL-?SITE=YOMIURI&SECTION=HOSTED_ASIA&TEMPLATE=ap_national.html

Adding a little salt in the wound, The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee has cut all 95 million dollars (9.1 billion yen) in energy aid earmarked for North Korea from the U.S. government’s budget for fiscal 2010, sources said Wednesday. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/world/20090626TDY05309.htm  The French government on the other hand allowed a French company to export rifles and other firearms worth a total to North Korea. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/world/20090625TDY05308.htm

Considering the cost of an ICBM and America’s past support of energy aid that has most likely funded nuclear technology instead, there needs to be an immediate cease and desist for any funds from all countries to North Korea.  I feel for the starving, but they need stop shooting missiles and testing nukes.   One commentator http://www.strategypage.com/militaryforums/22-208.aspx estimated the ICBM costs this way, ”

5 billion $ for R&D cost without nukes.Multiply by three with basic research and nukes R&D for a country with modern high level diversified civilian industry. Then a 3 nuclear warhead ICBM would cost 50 m$ to procure for a twenty year service life plus price of a silo or mobile launching ramp (add 15 m$ at least) plus 3 m$ a year minimum to maintain and closely to a minimum 4 adding salaries of soldiers to maintain it. In twenty years for a 60 ICBM force it would be 1,2 billion $ a year.This is a little more to the less than 1 billion $ supposed Israelis spending for a 200 nukes and IRBM. This is based on French and US prices. French spend 2,6 to 3 billion $ a year today after reduction of their nuclear arsenal to procure a 4SSBN and 48 SLBM with 288 warheads plus a hundred air launch supersonic counter force 300 kt missiles.
 

If North Korea has money for nukes, missiles, and weapons certainly it doesn’t need anyone else’s money.  Adm. Timothy Keating, the U.S. commander in the Pacific region, said the military is ready to handle any orders it might receive in response to North Korea’s threatened missile launches and potential illicit shipments. http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090630/NEWS08/906300336/-1/RSS02?source=rss_localnews

In the game of go fish, it was North Korea’s turn.  This is a game of life and death, not cards.

America and Obama’s turn next.

 photo http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6015449.ece

Related post https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/missiles-away-strike-north-korea/

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Does the Obama Administration have necessary intelligence to keep our country safe from attack?

The 4th of July’s fireworks in the U.S. could prove to be consequential for our military, world affairs, and life as we know it.  North Korea has warned that it anticipates firing another test missile, this one aimed toward the Hawaiian Islands. 

“North Korea has taken a consistent anti-Washington line since its creation in 1948, denouncing both the United States and South Korea as a puppet of the U.S. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953 the North has not attacked its neighbor, but to this day keeps large concentrations of troops and artillery focused on Seoul, and has regularly engaged in provocations like kidnappings, submarine incursions and missile tests over the Sea of Japan.” http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/northkorea/index.html?scp=1-spot&sq=north%20korea&st=cse

Amazingly, President Obama made the decision to fire an an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile configured with a National Nuclear Security Administration test assembly, launched from North Vandenberg yesterday-o6.29.09 at 3:01 a.m. http://www.vandenberg.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123156457  It launched from the California coast to an area in the Pacific Ocean some 4,200 miles away.

Prior to the launch of the missile that certainly provides proof that North Korea is well with in our range, NK “criticized the U.S. on Monday for positioning missile defense systems around Hawaii, calling the deployment part of a plot to attack the regime and saying it would bolster its nuclear arsenal in retaliation.” and ” “Through the U.S. forces’ clamorous movements, it has been brought to light that the U.S. attempt to launch a pre-emptive strike  (emphasis mine) on our republic has become a brutal fact,” the North’s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said .  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/29/AR2009062900307_pf.html

If North Korea was pissed that Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered the deployment of a ground-based, mobile missile intercept system and radar system to Hawaii before the ICBM launch, imagine what they are thinking now?  America and Obama are about to find our who are friends are in the United Nations and New World Order having tested this missile. 

North Korea has repeatedly fired short and long range missiles, detonated nuclear bombs, threatened to nuke it’s neighbors, announces it’s going to launch a missile aimed for Hawaii and believes we should not defend ourselves.  That America is launching a pre-emptive strike?  By launching missiles from Vandenberg, is America the one’s providing the pre-emptive strike?  Kudos to Obama or has he lost his marbles?  Could he really not care if Hawaii and his original birth certificate gets blown up?

Both Obama and Barney Frank continue to seek a reduction in military spending while we fight: the war on drugs, the war on terror, the war in Afghanistan, the war on immigration, the war for socialism, etc..

Our military budget is not so defunct that  our government couldn’t provide about 40 tons of weapons and ammunition to Somalia’s embattled government in the past six weeks to help it fight Islamist insurgents(Reuters).  Not liking that one bit, “A spokesman for radical Islamic insurgents says his group will seize weapons the U.S. has supplied to Somalia’s embattled government.” (AP)  With props to http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/06/29/small-arms-shipped-to-somalia/#comment-11480  Oh the Pirates of Somalia must be drunk with joy.

Why not just drop million of  dollars over the war zones and give everyone an equal chance to steal from America for all the good sending weapons there will do?   How many times in U.S. history have we financed and trained foreign armies only to have them retaliate and fire back at U.S. soldiers? 

In Iraq where 4000+ American soldiers have died, a public holiday was declared today to celebrate the official withdrawal of American troops from Iraqi cities.   http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/world/middleeast/01iraq.html 

In the U.S., Michael Jackson continues to dominate the news as we anticipate our own nation’s public holiday, the 4th of July- Independence Day.  Need you be reminded, banks will be closed.

 

Make no mistake, playing with fireworks is dangerous.

Playing with a nuclear North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-il, could be deadly.

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North Korea isn’t the only country that has missile capability to hit the USA, and they are clearly taking aim not only at Alaska; but at The New World Order that they want no part of.  North Korea is one of the world’s most secretive societies next to the Illuminati.

While the Illuminati existence is arguable, North Korea officially named the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  remains under strict communist rule and clouded in secrecy.  Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il has headed up a hard lined state controlled, totalitarian system since 1998.  It’s dismal economy, numerous natural disasters, and human rights failures have not stopped its nuclear ambitions, but have increased its ongoing isolation from the outside world and by all accounts Kim Jong-il likes it that way. 

Unapologetic, they do as they please.   Who is going to stop them?  Al Jazeera reports, “Warning the North that its actions will “no longer be rewarded”, James Steinberg, the US deputy secretary of state,  told Lee Myung-bak, the South Korean president, that “North Korea would be mistaken if it thinks it can make provocations and then get what it wants through negotiation as it did in the past. The US won’t repeat the same mistake again”.

America in the past has done what it deems necessary to maintain our unprecedented freedoms.  Should the rest of the world have the same privilege? Is is in our best interest to demilitarize, while North Korea fires away numerous missiles and continues to hold underground nuclear tests?  GWB said it best, “You are either with us or against us in the fight against terror.” 

North Korea has one of the world’s largest armies even though the west claims standards in training, discipline and equipment are reported to be poor.  One thing they have excelled at is the building of tunnels along the border with South Korea, leading into Seoul.  Tunnel Hunters claim to have evidence that at least 20 others have been dug in 2005.  Tunnels reaching 60 miles toward the heart of Seoul and capable of moving thousands of troops within hours. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2982213.stm

I doubt North Korea will barely bat an eye at the fact that “The United States has agreed to sell “bunker-buster” bombs to South Korea that are capable of destroying underground facilities in North Korea, a military official said Tuesday. ”   They wont be be delivered to South Korea until sometime between 2010 and 2014 http://www.spacewar.com/2006/090602122750.0ln21iq0.html.  – 4 years? 4 years too late. 

The Obama budget has numerous military cuts and that may be the reason for the delay.  Ironically, Obama has proposed shutting down Yucca Mountain nuclear storage facility.  I wonder where he intends to store the nuclear waste instead?  Just keep it in loaded on a missile warhead? Obama still has no plan for the Gitmo detainees for heaven’s sake.

Read the Obama budget here http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/26/fy10.budget.pdf

Just imagine what Kim Jong-il thinks when Obama reads his TelePrompter to talk about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the fact that we still have not found Bin Laden- who is most likely hiding in the tunnels.  Bin Laden continues his threats in this most recent tape saying “Obama and his administration have sown new seeds to increase hatred and revenge on America,” at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10576368  Obama is on a world tour trying to keeping peace with the Muslims without pissing off Israel, who also has nuclear capability.

An American military official confirmed an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the U.S. was being readied and it appears capable of reaching Alaska,  said Fox News.   Satellite images from the GlobalSecurity website show the new Tongchang-ni launch site in the North’s west coast near China.  A missile with armed with a  nuclear warhead, even with a miss, would most certainly impact the population and environment.  In 2003 a NK Missile warhead was found previously in Alaska http://able2know.org/topic/4901-1.

Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan left for Washington to consult with his counterpart (Hillary Clinton, perhaps?) and prepare for a June 16 summit between Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.  Reports have suggested that North Korea may try to time its next missile launch to coincide with the summit. 

It would be the perfect time to once again show the might of not only North Korea but of the technology that America supplied to them in the first place.  http://www.infowars.com/north-koreas-nukes-paid-for-by-the-us-government/ reports, “Rumsfeld was also the man who presided over a $200 million dollar contract to deliver equipment and services to build two light water reactor stations in North Korea in January 2000 when he was an executive director of ABB (Asea Brown Boveri).  In The New World Order, I guess we share and share alike, eh?

In April 2009 North Korea walked out of talks aimed at ending its nuclear activities.  “Senior U.S. diplomats pressed North Korea on Wednesday to halt its belligerent behavior and return to nuclear disarmament talks even as the isolated communist nation pushed ahead with preparations to launch a long-range ballistic missile….The U.N. Security Council meanwhile continued to discuss how to punish the North.” says http://www.thestate.com/world/story/812144.html.  Punish them just how?  Attack, invade, sanctions that have never worked?  By calling them belligerent?  Economic sanctions to an already starving nation? 

Weapons of mass destruction can be a deterrent, look at the atomic bombs dropped America dropped on Japan.  It took not one bomb but two- Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Somewhere along the lines, America had become the world’s defender of The New World Order and globalization; but where Obama takes us, only the future will tell but,  “At almost every stop, Obama has made clear that the U.S. is but one actor in a global community.  Talk of American economic supremacy has been replaced by a call from Obama for more growth in developing countries. Claims of American military supremacy have been replaced with heavy emphasis on cooperation and diplomatic hard labor.” according to Time http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1889512,00.html 

North Korea is playing by its own rules and making the game up as it goes along.  So far in America, The New World Order has resulted in something like a staggering half a million dollar debt per family according to Evergreen Securities, let alone the millions of jobs lost.  Seems Obama is playing by his own rules and making the game up as he goes along. 

It is just as staggering in The New World Order to have a rogue leader who defies what the rest of the world finds appropriate. 

Are we talking about Kim Jong-il or Obama?

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Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett told his shareholders to watch Last Best Chance, calling it “a fictional but not fanciful” scenario regarding the potential for a nuclear event.  You can watch the trailer and get a copy free- not even any shipping charges at  http://www.lastbestchance.org/

President Obama, assuming he will be confirmed as eligible under Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, “will take office in a world in which the danger that terrorists could get and use a nuclear bomb remains very real.” according to The Agenda for the Next President – Preventing Nuclear Terrorism- November 2008, http://www.nti.org/e_research/Preventing_Nuclear_Terrorism-An_Agenda.pdf  The theory of a One World Order is pretty dismal, but we must concede that a global initiative to combat nuclear terrorism must be relentless in Obama’s administration.  The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and its Article VI looked ahead to nuclear abolition and it may be one of the most successful treaties ever, exerting complete disarmament under strict and effective international control but that hasn’t happened- completely. http://disarmament2.un.org/wmd/npt/npttext.html and for proof of what has been happening check out the “Nuclear Vault” includes reading lists and other bibliographic information on key documents and significant contributions to the nuclear history and policy literature.

America, Russia, China. Israel and a whole host of countries maintain nuclear weapons and more countries want them.  Just look at the list of missiles that are known http://missilethreat.com/missilesoftheworld/  and guesstimate how many may be retrofitted with a nuclear warhead.  http://www.terrorism.com/ reports on terrorism activities in the world.
 
Meanwhile, the Russians up to little good this week, as their warships approached Venezuela under U.S. gaze. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=081125003835.vpm57qdg&show_article=1  Put your money that the Russians aren’t hanging out in the Caribbean for a break from Russia’s cold winter.  http://www.en.rian.ru/russia/20081125/118532892.html says the boats arrived and will begin to conduct live-ammunition artillery drills on December 1.  Merry Christmas little coral reefs and fishes. 
The joint maneuvers will including the nuclear-powered cruiser Peter the Great and destroyer Admiral Chabankenko and coincide with a two-day visit by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Venezuela, the strongest US critic in the region.  Medvedev was due to arrive Wednesday and meet fiercely anti-liberal President Hugo Chavez on Thursday, before heading to communist Cuba.  All this after the G-20 summit last weekend. 
Right after Obama won the election, Medvedev talked in defiant message that they were updating their missile technology- just as the U.S. plans to install a strategic missile shield with in striking distance, in Poland and the Czech Republic?  Didn’t we get into a pissing battle with Russia over Cuba once already?  Venezuela’s own President claims the U.S. tried to kill him. http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/962

Far from American soil, I wonder really if the Pirates of Somalia are acting alone?  Where’d they get those nice Russian machine guns?  Humph.  40% of the Worlds Oil and a shit load of goods run maritime supply lanes right throughout the area and I’d bet Venezuela is just a practice for the Russian Navy to continue a build up off of the pirate-ridden Somali coast. http://www.mnweekly.ru/news/20081121/55357986.html already reported that the Somalia government {WHAT GOV’T?} has asked for Russian assistance and already has the sent the Neustra­shimy (Fearless) missile frigate from the Northern Fleet to Somalia’s coast to protect Russian vessels in the country’s waters.  A friggate?  Oh, frig.

This just in, with out much dissection–Voice of America is reporting another hijacking http://voanews.com/english/2008-11-25-voa60.cfm by the Somali Pirates.

“The two countries have signed 4.4 billion dollars in bilateral arms deals signed since 2005, including radars, 24 Sukhoi-30 planes, 50 helicopters and 100,000 Kalashnikovs. Medvedev was expected to expand arms deals during his visit, as well as economic and energy ties, including plans for a joint civilian nuclear reactor. “Russia is a friend which held out a hand to us,” Gonzalez told AFP in a recent interview.  “We want to be very strong, but in a highly dissuasive direction. So that any country in the world thinks not once but 10 times before coming here.” Russia is free to exercise peacefully with anyone that they want to exercise with,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said Monday.

“But also people note through these exercises the company that nations keep.”

The resurgent Russia with all those petrodollars is becoming stronger while our economy tanks and Obama professes demilitarization.  

From Reader Mail at The American Spectator, ” I remember reading (in Sept 2008), about Hugo Chavez being quoted as saying, and I quote directly, “The United States will soon be getting a new constitution written by others.” I remember reading this statement, which he brazenly made on 9/11 of this year and thought, “If folks don’t see that and wake up, then we are lost for sure.”   http://spectator.org/archives/2008/11/25/a-matter-of-time

Row, row row your boats….merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily out to sea….life is but a dream.

As if any American or Russian citizen opinion really mattered in making policy, The Center for International Studies and Security,  http://www.cissm.umd.edu/projects/pipa.php  shows that large majorities in both countries want their leaders to cooperate with each other on a wide range of security issues, not ignore or threaten each other.  The American and Russian publics strongly prefer formal arms control – treaties with legally biding obligations and effective verification – over unilateral action or informal policy coordination. 

Aw, maybe we should send a Hallmark?

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Russian Sub Put Together Like Humpty Dumpty

Over 20 people have been killed after a firefighting system went off during sea trials on board the Nerpa, a nuclear submarine in Russia’s Pacific Fleet. The sub was on a test run in the Sea of Japan with 208 people aboard 81 of whom were servicemen. Submariners and ship builders were killed, the AP reports.

It appears that Russia was leasing Akula II class boats to India recently and I believe it might be this one http://en.rian.ru/russia/20081027/117976941.html provided by the Russian News Agency, RAI Novosti. 

“The construction of the Akula II class Nerpa nuclear attack submarine started in 1991 but has been suspended for over a decade due to lack of funding. Akula II class vessels are considered the quietest and deadliest of Russian nuclear-powered attack submarines. The submarine, built under a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry, has been moved from the shipyard in Komsomolsk-on-Amur to a maintenance facility in the Primorye Territory and fitted with all necessary equipment. At present it is undergoing sea trials,” a spokesman for the shipyard told RIA Novosti. Indian media have reported on various occasions that the construction of the submarine was partially financed by the Indian government. India has reportedly paid $650 million for a 10-year lease of the 12,000-ton submarine.  Nerpa is expected to join the Indian navy under the designation INS Chakra in the second half of 2009.”

Construction on this hunk of steel was halted for 16 years for lack of funding and then put back together again like Humpty Dumpty.  http://en.rian.ru/russia/20081027/117976941.html  I am reminded of, why did the Kursk sink? http://www.wps.ru/en/pp/kursk/2002/03/19/1.html The three torpedoes aboard the Kursk had a storage time of which, at the depot had elapsed and detonated early.  Sound Familiar? 

In 2003, eleven people died on a Russian sub being taken out of service sank in the Barents Sea. Even with this new failure, Russia has seen success. From SEVEROMORSK, October 11 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian submarine has for the first time test launched the Sineva ballistic missile to its maximum range from the Barents Sea to an equatorial part of the Pacific Ocean.  The exercise drills involved more than 5,000 military personnel, eight surface ships and five submarines.  “The RSM-54 Sineva (NATO designation SS-N-23 Skiff) is a third-generation liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile that entered service with the Russian Navy in July 2007. It has a maximum range of 8,300 km (5,200 miles) and can carry four or 10 nuclear warheads. http://en.rian.ru/russia/20081011/117682147.html

This serious naval accident and other SNAFUs like this, only remind us how unstable nuclear warhead missiles are in the hands of the Russians.  Had the explosion resulted in the launch of a nuclear torpedo, millions of people could be dead, accidentally.   This “mishap” comes as Russia is trying to restore it’s reputation and demonstrate it’s over all military prowess while Americans have elected a President Obama who projects a decrease in military spending.  https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2008/10/22/obama-demilitarizes-while-russia-modernizes-missiles/

Russia has been holding joint naval exercises with close U.S. neighbor Venezuela, snubbing America’s Monroe Doctrine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_Doctrine  that was used symbolically when the Soviet Union began building missile launch sites in Cuba.

“Russia displayed its military strength in the Mediterranean yesterday after warships heading to Venezuela passed through the Strait of Gibraltar in the second deployment of Russian naval vessels in the waterway since the Cold War. The nuclear-powered missile cruiser Peter the Great, accompanied by the Admiral Chabanenko, an anti-submarine destroyer, as well as a reconnaissance vessel and a support ship, are destined for a maritime exercise with the Venezuelan navy.” Russia has also moved to intensify contacts with Venezuela, Cuba and other Latin American countries and has signed weapons contracts worth more than $4 billion with Venezuela since 2005 to supply fighter jets, helicopters and 100,000 Kalashnikov AK47 assault rifles. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4887728.ece

http://www.mnweekly.ru/news/20080926/55348681.html Moscow News outlines Russia’s display of its naval might at America’s doorstep, but notes that the ” Russian Navy’s state will not improve as a result of Moscow’s modified policies. Hopefully, the government will soon start restoring and rearming the Navy because any show of strength will otherwise prove ineffective.” 

No one will accuse President Obama of overbearing American supremacy while he reduces America’s might and increases his proposed “civilian national security force.”  Obama pledged: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”  Obama’s selection of Emanuel, in his book, The Plan: Big Ideas for America, sketches out the same idea on how to “fight against the spread of evil and totalitarianism.” … by expanding the U.S. army by 100,000 more troops,” Emanuel suggests “we must protect our homeland and civil liberties by creating a new domestic counter terrorism force like Britain’s MI5.”

Charles Rangel’s National Service Act,   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_National_Service_Act which is languishing before Congress, provides for a universal draft with two years of service for virtually all persons aged 18-42, with no deferment for college. The purpose of Rangel’s bill is seems to reflect Obama’s desires:

“To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security . . . .”

Civilian service described in the bill (sec 102(b)):

a civilian capacity that, as determined by the President, promotes the national defense, including national or community service and service related to homeland security.

 

In more anti-military, environmental whacko, tree hugging jurisprudence, comes this article from http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=284688883235757 ,  A federal court has restricted the Navy’s use of sonar to defend America. Never mind that missiles fired from enemy submarines will harm the environment more than the sonar used to detect them. The Chinese are adding 2.5 new subs each year to their fleet, and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the Chinese may have more subs than we do within a decade.

In the National 3:00 am call that we heard about from Hillary Clinton and others during the pre-election banter, comes this portrayal from the Department of Defense:

“This is the National Military Command Center.  We have detected the launches of two ballistic missiles out of Iran with projected impact in New York in less than 25 minutes.  Iranian President says he did not order this, it was done by a small radical group which explains our very limited indications and warning.  Iranian strategic and regional missile forces have now been ordered to full alert in anticipation of U.S. retaliation.  We have notified state and local authorities and are notifying allied governments. 

Mr. President, what are your instructions?”

http://www.mda.mil/mdalink/pdf/thirdsite.pdf

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