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Space X Launches Military Spy Satellite

Further blurring the lines between commercial and military ventures, Elon Musk’s Spacex launches a spy satellite, and performs a successful landing.

Images and video at link below:

https://www.space.com/36665-spacex-first-military-satellite-mission-nrol-76-in-photos.html

The Changing Face Of ‘War’. By G Squared

The changing face of ‘war’.

 

The USS Gerald Ford is finally off on sea trials. But there is some confusion. We are advised that the final cost is some $17.5 billion. Now that would exclude everything you could name. And we are aware that the hull alone cost $12.5 billion. So let’s have a reasonable guess and suggest, fully loaded and with all the “you beaut” aircraft and the best toys around, we have a floating lemon tricked up to say a trillion dollars.

Some of those bombers are a billion a piece. And we know what junk the B1 and B2 are. And the monopoly missile and weapons contractors don’t really do deals. Don’t believe what you are hearing from Lockheed Martin about the FA-35 super lemon. And the great F22 was even condemned by Rand Corporation.

There is a further problem. It needs lots of protection from many vessels. And the operational costs would border on the horrendous.

The terrible thing is two Russian weapons for which it has no defence. It can’t even detect them. The lesser of the two is The Super Cavitation Torpedo. But for a really good show, to lift the little demon clear out of the water and deposit it back as powder, (a little like 911) there is The Hypervelocity Missile. Russia is somewhat shy and admits to Mach 30. Which is about 6 kms. a second.

And as they say, ” by the time you hear the Incomng alarm, it will be the last sound you ever hear.”

Just as well Tillerson ran off to Moscow to play kissy arse. He can do his John Wayne impersonation for the MSM addicted. But that isn’t Parkinson’s symptoms Little Rex is exhibiting.

The Gerald Ford Class is tipped to replace The Nimitz Class. But, I doubt Uncle Sam will be able to pass the credit rating check. So America will either limp on, or go carrier- free into the future. Moving an airfield to a place of conflict, in the missile age, is beyond ridiculous. But this is America. And still holding the notions of controlling sea lanes. Even though The British Empire and The Spanish Empire gave up that stupidity many, many years ago.

Just a Nimitz Class Carrier alone, without any support vessels or its air arm, costs $4 million per day, tied to a wharf. When cruising; it costs $24 million per day. If it goes into battle mode, bring out the phone book. They need in the vicinity of 5,000 crew to operate them. And as boys will be boys, they average one murder per week.

This is just one weapons platform. Trying to maintain the illusion of world policeman, with a debt back home in excess of $19 trillion, with no one interested in buying your bonds, taking your worthless currency, or suffering your confiscatory taxation system or punitive regularity demands, doesn’t look like there are going to be any ‘real’ wars on the horizon. Looting and printing paper assets doesn’t work anymore.

Beyond that, I am unable to determine the value of aggression.

Text by G Squared. Editing by Martin H.

Get Ready For A War In Space, Says US Military.

What’s old is unfortunately new again: Recently, two US military officials said that America should be getting ready for a war in space, a sentence I am ashamed to write in the year 2017.

Their advice was seemingly bolstered by a Hill article penned by two US national security experts this week, which reminded Americans that North Korea could in theory use a satellite weapon to send an electromagnetic pulse over the United States, triggering widespread blackouts and ultimately, societal collapse. It seems like all those Cold War fears Baby Boomers have repressed for decades are finally getting their chance!

“Just as nuclear assets deter aggression by convincing potential adversaries there’s just no benefit to the attack, we have to maintain a space posture that communicates the same strategic message,” US Navy Vice Admiral Charles A. Richard, deputy commander of US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), said on March 22 during a conference in Washington, DC, as reported by Space.com. “I submit [that] the best way to prevent war is to be prepared for war, and we’re going to make sure that everyone knows we’re going to be prepared to fight and win wars in all domains, to include space.”

As if that wasn’t unsettling enough, a few weeks earlier, US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told Washington Post writer David Ignatius that his branch of military is working toward “space superiority”, which he explained as “freedom from attack and freedom to manoeuvre”.

While Richard and Goldfein’s comments might seem out of the blue, there’s actually a long history of policy — and action — about space as a battleground. In 1967, toward the beginning of the Space Race, the United Nation’s Outer Space Treaty banned the use of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction from being used anywhere in outer space. But that didn’t stop Cold War powers from propagating the idea that an all-out space war was nigh — in 1983, President Ronald Reagan introduced the Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI), also known as Star Wars, which was a plan to launch an anti-ballistic missile system into space to protect Americans from a Soviet attack. Similarly, Russians entertained the idea of creating “suicide satellites”, which were essentially spacecrafts with rapid-fire cannons attached to them. Like SDI, the idea was eventually scrapped.

Then, in the early 2000s under the tenure of President George W. Bush, the notion of bringing our battles beyond Earth resurfaced again.

“The idea of ‘space war’ lived primarily in science fiction realms for many years, but became a serious part of US policy discussions with Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, who talked about the inevitability of space warfare — because war had occurred in other domains of air, land and sea,” Joan Johnson Freese, Professor and former Chair of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College told Gizmodo. “[He talked about] even a ‘space Pearl Harbour’.”

Things got a little more real in 2007, when China used an antisatellite weapon from Earth to blow apart one of its own weather satellites in space. Shortly after, the New York Times reported that arms control experts called the test a “troubling development that could foreshadow an antisatellite arms race”. Once US president Obama took office, there was a short cooling down period until 2013, when China launched a rocket that was ostensibly for a science mission; reportedly, some researchers were concerned that this was a practise run for future antisatellite weapons. Gizmodo reached out to the US Department of Defence for comment but had not heard back at time of writing.

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“With the 2013 Chinese launch the consensus on strategic restraint began to unravel,” Freese said. “The launch, coming soon after both Russia and China testing manoeuvrable satellites in low Earth orbit — a capability that, until recently, had been demonstrated only by the United States — led to something of a ‘quiet panic’ within the US national space security community.”

So while the fear of a space war is nothing new, this perennial anxiety doesn’t get any easier to deal with. While recent comments from US military officials might seem aggressive and sort of alarmist, Freese said that all things considered, they have dialled it back quite a bit. To be fair, a shooting war in space could be disastrous for astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), communications satellites, and by extension, the rest of us here on Earth. The human toll from an EMP attack on the US that blacks out the electrical grid is also no laughing matter — although claims that such an attack would kill nine out of every 10 Americans may be a gross exaggeration.

“Air Force General and STRATCOM commander John Hyten has toned down that muscular rhetoric, now seemingly advocating deterrence to avoid conflict, because conflict will damage or destroy the space environment critical to US military and civilian daily operations,” Freese said. “This more prudent approach makes much more sense — in terms of achieving US space goals of stability, assured access and protection of the environment — than saber rattling.”

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Virtual Warfare 3D: US Navy

Military Industrial Complex Prepares Mass Graves for U.S. Citizens

Be sure to go to the Infowars.com site to see this article so you can link to the 4 photos at the end.  Also, make a point of reading the editor’s note at the bottom.
Shepard Ambellas
Infowars
March 25, 2009
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A usually quiet U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery, has been unusually active lately. The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona is a beautiful 225 acre facility located in Phoenix.

For the past 30-45 days in the early hours of the morning until sunset, a massive construction operation has been under way. Major amounts of earth have been excavated out about 9-10 feet deep and 600-1000 feet wide. There is multiple locations on the property like this. From the satellite view there appears to be more sections that have been covered with  concrete lids and then backfilled to look as if nothing is there. ABC rock is put in place under the burial vaults for  drainage purposes and solid bedding, which will supposedly ensure the ground water is not contaminated as a  result of the decomposition of human bodies.

The cleanliness of the heavy equipment operation and the large perfect cuts of earth are impressive. These massive concrete boxes are transported from a nearby storage yard on various privately owned flatbed semi-trucks, then unloaded and put into place a half mile away at the actual mass grave site. They are installed tight together side by side, with no space in between.

An interview was conducted between my friend and a truck driver involved in this. After beating around the bush for ten minutes, the driver admitted

” I got paid a whole lot of money to speak good English.” Take it for what it’s worth but that sounds suspect. The truck driver also admitted “Each burial vault holds four caskets.”
I took note that if caskets could fit 40 bodies or more in each one.

So if these were to hold four troops each and the truck driver did know what he was talking about; this would mean that there are plans in advance for over 4000 U.S. soldiers deaths.

If these are not to contain caskets and only bodies are inserted there could be room for over 40,000 civilians bodies.

See additional photos: photo 1, photo 2, photo 3, photo 4.

Editor’s note: On February 11, 2009, D. H. Williams, writing for the Daily Newscaster, reported on the revelations of an Indiana county municipal official in the vicinity of Chicago who revealed how FEMA and DHS were attempting to prepare “county officials to prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan to deal with flooding, fires, high winds and tornadoes.”

“FEMA inquired to where mass graves could be placed in the county and would they accept bodies from elsewhere,” writes Williams.

See Inside source reveals FEMA & DHS preparing for mass graves and martial law near Chicago.  Go to https://www.infowars.com