Archive | August 27, 2012

Taking a Solar Knockout of the National Grid Seriously

Taking a Solar Knockout of the National Grid Seriously

By Hwaa Irfan

It was with humor that one noted how Britain has taken the step to classify our Sun as a national security threat under the National Risk of Civil Emergencies. Having ignored that governments keep hidden what we know not, they are expecting the National Grid to be knocked out entirely in 2013 when our Sun is expected to peak in its 11-year solar storm cycle.

The U.Ks Daily Mail reports how

“Professor Mike Hapgood, who chairs the Space Environment Impacts Experts Group (SEIEG) and advises the Government on space weather, says solar storms, generated by an outburst from the sun, are set to knock out national power grids and Global Positioning Systems.”

If this is to hold true, hydro-electric dams holding back millions of gallons of water could be affected.

A mad professor he is not, and not just becuase of what solar radiation storms this year have demonstrated so far.

This was the case in 1859 when we were far less electrified, and when telegraph systems were knocked out! Known as the ‘Carrington event’ after British solar astronomer Richard Carrington, Carrington was in his observatory on September 1, 1859. Using his 11-inch wide image of the sun on a screen, Carrington drew the sunspots that he saw, then suddenly as NASA recounts, two brilliant beads of white light appeared over the sunspots. Carrington later wrote,

“I hastily ran to call someone to witness the exhibition with me. On returning within 60 seconds, I was mortified to find that it was already much changed and enfeebled.” He and his witness watched the white spots contract to mere pinpoints and disappear.

That took five minutes.

The following day, beautiful auroras erupted in the sky around the globe including the Caribbean and South America.

Then telegraph systems went wild, with discharges sparking off setting paper on fire even when disconnected. And even when disconnected the batteries were still being powered but by aurora induced electric currents, enabling messages still to be transmitted.

The ‘Carrington event’ led to the U.S. spy agency AT&T to redesign their power system for transatlantic cables.

Thirty years later, in 1989, a geomagnetic storm disrupted the electric power transmission from the Hydro Québec generating station in Canada, blacking out most of the province and plunging 6 million people into darkness for 9 hours; aurora-induced power surges even melted power transformers in New Jersey NASA reports.

In December 2005, X-rays from another solar storm disrupted satellite-to-ground communications and Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation signals for about 10 minutes.

NASA refers to a October-November 2003 Halloween event, when the international airline industry experienced communication problems on a daily basis. There were:

  • Communication problems for  ground and airline controllers
  • Carriers rerouted high-latitude flights, which cost airlines $10,000 to $100,000 per  rerouted flight
  • The Federal Aviation  Administration (FAA)‘s GPS-augmented aviation navigation guidance was affected by the geomagnetic storms and the FAA could not provide GPS navigational guidance for approximately 30 hours
  • NASA ordered their astronauts to not attempt space walks and to remain in the International Space Station
  • NASA‘s Goddard Space  Flight Center Space Science Mission Operations Team reported that 59%  percent of missions were affected by the geomagnetic storms
  • Japanese ADEOS-2 satellite  lost contact with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

However, the Halloween storms did not happen until 3 years after a solar maximum!

NASA goes onto prove the weight of the Carrington event by referring to artic ice where energetic particles leave records in the form of nitrates. Apparently the ‘Carrington event’ was the biggest in 500 years. However, other research demonstrate that the Carrington event did not register in most ice core nitrate records with nothing registering in Antartic ice core nitrate records, and biomass burning records of North America.  Could the recount of the Carrington event be a means for accepting HAARP, increased weaponization and policing of societies or the chance to say we tried and failed when HAARP has the capacity to compromise the magnetospshere so that the masses above ground get full exposure from the expected event of 2013?  This may seem far-fetched, but nothing seems far-fetched when it comes to the workings of the minds of the establishment!

In 2009 a report funded by NASA claimed similar storms today would lead to ‘planetary disaster.’ In a Department of Homeland Security, U.S. report’s Executive Summary they state:

“Extra-high-voltage (EHV) transformers and transmission lines—built to increase the reliability of electric power systems in cases of terrestrial hazards—are particularly vulnerable to geomagnetically induced currents (GICs) caused by the disturbance of Earth‘s geomagnetic field. The simultaneous loss of these assets could cause a voltage collapse and lead to cascading power outages. As a natural event whose effects are exacerbated by economic and technological developments, geomagnetic storms pose a systemic risk that requires both domestic and international policy-driven actions…

…To explore the risk to the international community, this report presents a platform to discuss the risk of geomagnetic storms by describing a worst reasonable scenario and its risk factors. Our analysis identifies areas with EHV assets that are in vulnerable locations due to latitude and ground conductivity, and examines the first- and second-order consequences of an extreme storm, highlighting those consequences with an international impact such as scarcity of surplus EHV transformers and satellite communication signal degradation. In addition to exploring the expected economic consequences of a geomagnetic storm event, the report also assessed psychological consequence in the form of social unrest, behavioral changes and social vulnerability.

The potential for international consequences if an extreme event occurs are high, although the severity of those consequences can be mitigated if the international community takes certain actions in advance, such as investing in additional geomagnetic storm warning systems.”

The report, OECD/IFP Futures Project on “Future Global Shocks” “Geomagnetic Storms”  written on January 14, 2011recommends:

1. The international community should mitigate against the risk of a single point of failure in the current space weather warning and alert system.

2. The international community should improve the current geomagnetic storm warning and alert system.

3. Electricity-generating companies should be encouraged to harden high-voltage transformers connecting major power generating assets to electric grids.

4. OECD members should define an allocation process for replacement high-voltage transformers in the event of increased international demand following an extreme geomagnetic storm.

5. National governments should conduct mission disruption assessments.

6. The international community needs a commonly applied methodology to evaluate social vulnerability.

Assuming that they know what to expect, and that are not overestimating their capacity to deal with it, still the focus is less on the direct impact on human life, and more to do with the threat to the establishment. One section in the report as to the effect on human life is in the considered as a threat to the establishment is the Psychological Consequences: Social Unrest, Behavioral Changes, and Social Vulnerability … this maybe what the increased policing of society, especially American society pertains to. The report states:

“Given the lack of electric power described in the scenario, the most effective means for communication might be word of mouth or radios and phones. The sheer number of people affected may be sufficient for self-organization (with organization being the second stage of social unrest). Similarly it is possible that such populations would be self-mobilizing (with mobilization being the third stage). Work stoppages and school closings certainly would provide a large number of people with the time and availability for large-scale protests and demonstrations. The fourth stage of social unrest, organized civil violence, would be unlikely. In past power outages, looting has occurred (and would be highly likely to recur), but deliberate and organized civil violence seems much less likely than isolated violence or small outbreaks of destructive or maladaptive activity.”

The perception of psychological impact is also revealing:

  • Consumer behavior
  • Compliance with government instructions
  • Demands on government or healthcare services
  • Information-seeking behavior
  • Social consciousness
  • Workplace, school, or event attendance

Information seeking ‘behavior’ in terms of what, the truth – social consciousness in terms of what, the planetary changes of 2012-13, and the vibratory change in Earth from 3-5…?

While many have been pacified or have been made to feel rediculous about the 2012 events, the establishment knows the basis for such understandings.

Regardless, the report acknowledges that different societies will respond differently, and acknowledge that the proximity of power installations have a bearing on that. We say will as if the expected scenario is going to happen, for it is either that, or the preparation for something else.

The authors of the report CENTRA Technology market themselves as:

  • A high-technology small business providing analytic, technical, risk assessment, engineering, and  management support to the government and private sector.
  • Having clients for our foreign language work span US Intelligence, Defense and Law Enforcement.
  • Covering economics, engineering, international culture and languages, transnational issues,  military affairs, science and technology issues, homeland security,  analytic methods, and open source analysis.
  • Serving a wide range of  operational, policy, and analytical positions in US Government and private  industry—and in all 16 US intelligence agencies.

The president of CENTRA Technology is Harold Rosenbaum, who also serves as a director on the Intelligence and Security Academy, U.S. CENTRA has received a defense contract from the Department of Defense in 2011. CENTRA is also involved in:

  • Weapons technology
  • Law enforcement
  • Specialized military operations
  • Technical intelligence

The alarm has been raised to other governments, not only becuase the U.S. has NASA and other data collecting institutions, but also becuase since the inceptions of the Space Age it has been known that there is a weak magnetic field over the Sotuh Atlantic, and parts of South America allowing for charged particles to penetrate further than in any other area. This was known becuase they have always encountered problems with satellites over this area.

Then of course there is the THEMIS ((Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms) discovery.  On June 3 2007,  five of their spaceships sorry craft flew threw a breach in the magnetosphere which had just opened temporarily form which they learned of the polarity of the solar wind was aligned with Earth’s. This links with a long history of experimentation into time travel by naval and military researchers.

All in all, there is no real evidence, probably just wishful thinking aligned with the technology go boldy go where no man has gone before (for the elite at least) using of course the planetary alignment that strongly points to the distintegration of the establishment, the raising of human consciousness (beyond enslavement), and the fact that there time travel research presents a block after 2013 because the Earth is in a different alignment than the onely they have known since 1943!

Sources:

“CENTRA”  http://www.iarpa.gov/Metaphor_Presentations/CENTRA_Metaphor_Proposers_Day_Presentation.pdf

CENTRA Technology “OECD/IFP Futures Project on “Future Global Shocks” “Geomagnetic Storms”http://www.oecd.org/sti/futures/globalprospects/46891645.pdf

“Top Secret America.” http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/companies/centra-technology-inc/

U.S. Department of Defense Contract Awards for Jun 28, 2011.” http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/06/28/u-s-department-of-defense-contract-awards-for-jun-28-2011/

Wolff, E.W. et al. “The Carrington event not observed in most ice core nitrate records.” Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 39, L08503, doi:10.1029/2012GL051603, 2012 http://www.agu.org/pubs/current/si/links/2012GL051603.pdf

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Drones American Foreign-Domestic Policy in Action

Drones American Foreign-Domestic Policy in Action

 

Drones were initiated under the Bush regime, but have increased dramatically under the Obama Administration. We will not be allowed to see the effected of using pilot-less planes in action on American soil, but above we have a glimpse of what they are doing in Pakistan, a country with which no war has been officially declared, and where the victims as in the U.S. are civilians. – yet there is no global outrage at this dastardly, and cowardly act. Instead, those that are working on human rights in this respect, are silened out of mainstream media. One such entity is the American Civil Liberties Union director Hina Shamsi who stated:

“We believe there are few things as dangerous as the proposition that the government should be able to kill people anywhere in the world, including citizens, on the basis of legal standards and evidence that is never submitted to the court either before or after the fact.”

What is even more alarming, is that the reports of drone attacks in the media are quite frequent, though the consequence of those attacks are less so. More often we are informed that those attacked are militants, Al-Qaeda/Taliban leaders etc., but what is the truth to that!

If we accept what we would not accept for others, what will accept for ourselves today? What is happening in the U.S. today stands testament to that reality, and the militarization of the Olympics, 2012.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported a total of 372 U.S. strikes from 2004-12. Of those strikes, 272 have taken place under the Obama Administration. An estimated 2,454- 3,133 people have reportedly been killed of which 484-828 were civilians and 175 were children. An additional 1,175- 1,288 people were reportedly injured during this period.

In the U.S drone strikes on Eid days 2012 in North Waziristan Agency, they slaughtered some two dozens of people. Media reported these attacks as the people of Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a militant commander who was in a peace accord with the Pakistan military. The U.S. counterterrorism unit in their summary of drone attacks, list the attack as follows:

#36  August 24, 2012*

Location: Darray Nashtar in the Shawal Valley, North Waziristan
Total killed: 16-18 (this reflects the combined total for three different strikes on Aug. 24, 2012)

Militants killed:16-18
Civilians killed: —
Unknown: —

Militant leaders killed: —
Assumed target: Militant compounds (TALIBAN)

… we make no attempt to cite casualty counts for the individual strikes.

Amidst that acount, the number of civilians killed unknown, and the target is ‘assumed’.

The founder of Reprieve, Clive Stafford-Smith, an NGO stated back in 2011:

“It is estimated as many as 2,283 people have been killed by US drones in Pakistan since 2004. Of these, only 33 were said to be “high value targets”

Uncovered by any instrument of war, Mirza Shahzad Akbar, a legal representative for 25 families with a total of 50+ deaths from drone attacks in the Waziristan region has been aiming to bring the cases to court in the U.K., and the U.S. since 2011.

The Pakistani peoples have now had enough of American foreign policy in their country, and have suffered much from civil unrest because of it. Yet, the U.S. cares not of what Pakistan thinks of its actions, which underscores a growing arrogance that the U.S. can go where it pleases in the world, when the U.S. itself is disintegrating under the actions of man through the global economic crisis, which the U.S. initiated, and the actions of nature, with a dramatic increase in natural disasters, earthquakes, and now drought along with the madness of war against Syria, and Iran. At this rate, by the time Americans wake up to what their country is doing, and what is happening to their country it will be too late.

Who can blame the Pakistan authorities for making negotiations difficult over the reopening of overland supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan  – in fact the negotiations should be impossible.  Even rescuers to a targeted site are bombed and mourners at a funeral as was the case of Khwaz Wali Mehsud’s funeral where 5,000 people attended and 83 people were killed.

The fact that the operations are carried out by the CIA rather than the US military enables the administration to evade questions, as the whole issue has evaded debate in the U.S., the repeated mantra of which is there are no civilians , and it is their legal duty ignoring that it is against all international laws. This is not helped by the fact that Pakistan consented initially caught up in the fabricated endless war-on-terror.

A recent report by the U.K.-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan have killed as many as 775 civilians, including 168 children, since 2004 based on local (Pakistan) evidence.

Drones in U.S.

That is what happens when one works too long in an enclosed environment without touching bas with real life – paranoia = when the citizens of one’s own country are perceived as the enemy. Expanding the use of drones for surveillance purposes. “A drone is a high-tech version of an old army and a musket. It ought to be used in Somalia to hunt bad guys but not in America. I don’t want to see it hovering over anybody’s home. Yes, you can say we have satellites, we’ve got Google Street View and London has a camera on every street corner but that’s not an excuse to cave in on everything else and accept a society where you’re always under — being watched by the government. This is not what we want,” said syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on the panel portion of FOX News’ “Special Report.”

So why should the rights of citizens in one country differ from the rights of citizens in another country, and on what basis is a person considered ‘bad’ millions of innocent deaths can stand testament to that. Is a Somalian defending his animals form being hunted and shot from the air a bad guy? This is what has been happening.

Yet, what does that mean when drone manufacturers equip drones  with rubber bullets, tasers, and tear gas for police operations. Used to arrest, as in the case of a farmer in North Dakota, at what point do drones differ from the current police tactics on the ground which includes beating a mentally ill man to death, or abusing before arresting a man from skateboarding on the wrong side of the street.

It was in 2011 that the U.S. began setting up drone bases on the Horn of Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula under the guise of hunting down Al-Qaeda, a U.S. baby in Somalia, and Yemen. Ethiopia, where former Prime Minister Meles, has successfully oppressed thousands is one of the countries where a drone base is established. The Seychelles in another one!

As the U.S. establishment is intent on pursuing those whome it deems a threat to the U.S. across the globe and at home, it would seem that right now, the only real threat to the U.S., is the U.S. itself!

Sources:

Krauthammer On Drones Flying In US: “Stop It Here, Stop It Now” http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/05/14/krauthammer_on_drones_flying_in_us_stop_it_here_stop_it_now.html

Rogers, S. “Drone Attacks in Pakistan Mapped” http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/aug/02/drone-attacks-pakistan-map

Roggio, B and Mayer, A. “Charting the data for US airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 – 2012.” http://www.longwarjournal.org/pakistan-strikes.php

Shaikh, S. “Drone Strikes In Pakistan: A Destructive Aftermath” http://prospectjournal.ucsd.edu/?p=5717

“The Year of the Drone.” http://counterterrorism.newamerica.net/drones

Whitlock, C, and Miller, G. “U.S. assembling secret drone bases in Africa, Arabian Peninsula, officials say.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-building-secret-drone-bases-in-africa-arabian-peninsula-officials-say/2011/09/20/gIQAJ8rOjK_story.html

Woods, C, and Lamb, C. “Obama terror drones: CIA tactics in Pakistan include targeting rescuers and funerals.” http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/02/04/obama-terror-drones-cia-tactics-in-pakistan-include-targeting-rescuers-and-funerals/

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