Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Pentagon Wants To Control The Weather

Researchers a testing a method to stimulate rain and lightning using a high-powered laser beam. (Photo : REUTERS)

Pentagon-Sponsored Researchers Working On Controlling Weather With Super Lasers -- AllVoices

Vagaries of the weather is something humans have been resigned to since time immemorial. But, who would have ever thought that one day we would be able to manipulate it to do our bidding?

It appears now that technology will allow us to do just that. Pentagon-sponsored researchers are developing a brand new technique involving dual laser beam that will help us to control the weather.

Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) believe their technique of sending incredibly high-powered lasers into the sky will induce clouds to drop rain and trigger thunderbolts.

Scientists have always known that water condensation and lighting cause huge amounts of static charged particles. But when these particles are stimulated, you actually have the ability to be the master himself — in a sense of course.

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Update #1: Pentagon wants to play weather god: Laser beams developed to make rain and lightning -- Tech Times
Update #2: Pentagon-sponsored study opens door for super lasers, weather control -- RT

My Comment: The military and non-military applications are enormous.

Citizens Committee On Benghazi Claims The US Government Helped Arm al-Qaeda Militias In Libya

The Citizens Committee on Benghazi released its interim findings on April 22, 2014 in Washington. Pictured are (L-R) Clare Lopez, Admiral (Ret.) Chuck Kubic, Admiral (Ret.) James 'Ace' Lyons, former CIA officer Wayne Simmons and civil rights attorney John Clarke

Benghazi Attack Could Have Been Prevented If US Hadn't 'Switched Sides In The War On Terror' And Allowed $500 MILLION Of Weapons To Reach Al-Qaeda Militants, Reveals Damning Report -- Daily Mail

* Citizens Committee on Benghazi claims the US government allowed arms to flow to al-Qaeda-linked militants who opposed Muammar Gaddafi
* Their rise to power, the group says, led to the Benghazi attack in 2012
* The group claims the strongman Gaddafi offered to abdicate his presidency, but the US refused to broker his peaceful exit
* The commission, part of the center-right Accuracy In Media group, concluded that the Benghazi attack was a failed kidnapping plot
* US Ambassador Chris Stevens was to be captured and traded for 'blind sheikh' Omar Abdel-Rahman, who hatched the 1993 WTC bombing plot

The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn't been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier.

'The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,' Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline.

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My Comment: The conclusions from this report are explosive. This is a report that was prepared by a group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers who took the time and effort to analyze and review the events that led to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2012. But no one in the U.S. media is covering this story. NO ONE!!!!

Portuguese Navy’s Drone Launch Ends In A Spectacular Failure

Video: Portuguese Navy’s Drone Launch Ends In Embarrassing Fail -- Metro

The Portuguese navy unveiled its new state-of-the-art surveillance drone this week, but things didn’t exactly go to plan.

It was launched in front of the nation’s media and Portugal’s defence minister at a Lisbon naval base, with disastrous results.

‘It will be highly effective in missions the navy has to fulfil,’ declared minister José Pedro Aguiar-Branco before the demonstration.

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My Comment: Almost 1 million views and counting.

Hat Tip: Naval Open Source INTelligence

Why Did The White House Deliberately Leak A Photo Of An Ill Saudi King With A Breathing Tube

US President , Barack Obama and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Sources: White House Deliberately Leaked Photo Of Ill Saudi King With Breathing Tube -- World Bulletin

WASHINGTON — The United States is said to have disclosed that Saudi King Abdullah was dying.

Diplomatic sources said the administration of President Barack Obama relayed a photograph that showed Abdullah with a breathing tube, Middle East Newsline reported.

The sources said the photograph was taken by White House personnel during Obama’s meeting with the Saudi king outside Riyad on March 28.\

“The Saudis specifically did not want any photograph that showed Abdullah with the tube,” a source said. “But there was a White House photographer that took the picture for what he said was history.”

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My Comment: I do not know about this picture .... it is hard to see a tube. As to leaking the news that the Saudi King is sick .... that is a surprised because I do not see any benefit for the White House in doing it .... but that is exactly what they did.

The Militarizing Of The Arctic

Frosty Relations: Militarizing the Arctic -- World Policy Blog

The Arctic melt is uncovering more than just resources and trade routes – it is also opening up a whole new theatre of military operations.

Of all the world’s territorial disputes, the ones in the Arctic – and there are plenty – used to matter the least: the only prize at stake was frozen ocean, and most of the time it was too cold for military forces to operate there anyway. National boundaries were left to blur among the floes.

Suddenly those vague Arctic territories matter. The region is increasingly ice-free and the open ocean means rich fishing, undersea mineral and energy resources and new sea lanes. The Arctic, in other words, has become a valuable commodity.

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My Comment: A good summary on who is doing what in the Arctic.

Russia Prepares To Defend It's Claims In The Arctic

The nuclear icebreaker Vaygach (RIA Novosti / Vadim Zhernov)

Russia To Create United Naval Base System For Ships, Subs In Arctic - Putin -- RT

A united system of naval bases for ships and next-generation submarines will be created in the Arctic to defend Russia’s interests in the region, President Vladimir Putin said.

He urged the government to provide full state funding for the socio-economic development of the Russian Arctic through 2017-20.

Putin said that a separate state agency should be created to implement Russian policy in the Arctic and to improve the quality of governance and decision-making in this area.

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Update: Russia to Build Network of Modern Naval Bases in Arctic - Putin -- RIA Novosti

My Comment: As Russia allocates vessels and bases to implement their Arctic strategy .... the U.S. is still working on it's strategy.

The Chinese Navy Has A Big Weakness

Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 is pictured during a search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in the south Indian Ocean April 5, 2014, in this photo courtesy of China News Service. Credit: Reuters/CNSphoto

Search For MH370 Reveals A Military Vulnerability For China -- Reuters

(Reuters) - When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia's Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing - its lack of offshore bases and friendly ports to call on.

China's deployment for the search - 18 warships, smaller coastguard vessels, a civilian cargo ship and an Antarctic icebreaker - has stretched the supply lines and logistics of its rapidly expanding navy, Chinese analysts and regional military attaches say.

China's naval planners know they will have to fill this strategic gap to meet Beijing's desire for a fully operational blue-water navy by 2050 - especially if access around Southeast Asia or beyond is needed in times of tension.

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My Comment: Give them a few more years .... I am sure that this is a shortfall that the Chinese Navy knows about and will quickly correct.

China Releases A Slick Propaganda Video On It's Aircraft Carrier

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Gets Slick Propaganda Video -- Epoch Times

A state-run aviation company in China has produced a “Top Gun” style music video for the Chinese military’s’ first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.

The video, commissioned by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, includes the Tibetan singer Rongzhongerjia in a white suit, singing karaoke on top of the carrier as planes rocket off, presumably to do battle against China’s enemies. AVIC presides over 200 different companies, 23 of which are public, and it has total assets of over $46 billion.

According to Xinhua, the official news agency, the video was created to assist with the “realization of the great Chinese dream.” Xinhua said that the music video was made public on the eve of the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army Navy. That fell on April 23, 1949, the same year that the Chinese Communist Party declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

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My Comment: I am impressed. This is actually a well done propaganda video with an excellent soundtrack.

Is The US Military Training For A Possible Of US Dollar Collapse?

WNU Editor: If you have the time .... watch the 30-minute documentary, Meltdown America, and witness the harrowing tales of three ordinary people who lived through a crisis (Serbia, Argentina, and Zombabwe), and how their experiences warn of the turmoil that could soon reach the US.

Hat Tip: Zero Hedge

The Future Of The Internet Is To Be Debated Today

A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Salt Lake City, Utah, December 16, 2013. Jim Urquhart/Credit: Reuters

Brazil Conference Will Plot Internet's Future Post NSA Spying -- Reuters

(Reuters) - A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.

Bowing to the demands of Brazil and other nations following revelations last year of its massive electronic surveillance of Internet users, the United States has agreed to relinquish oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned of Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit group based in California that assigns Internet domain names or addresses.

"The focus has changed from a political reaction to the NSA allegations to one of more constructive criticism and talk about the future of the Internet," said William Beer, a cyber security expert based in Sao Paulo.

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My Comment: The idea that countries like Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, and China will have a say on how the internet should function sends a chill up my spine.