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Sunday, November 5, 2017

N. KOREA NUKE TESTS AWAKEN SUPERVOLCANO



SITE OF A 'SUPER-VOLCANO', MOUNT BAEKDU (ALSO CALLED PAEKTU IN CHINA) IS ALSO WHERE THE MADMAN OF NORTH KOREA CONDUCTS NUCLEAR TESTS.

KOREA, NORTH AND SOUTH, HAS IMAGINED ITSELF IMMUNE FROM EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS FOR CENTURIES, DESPITE QUAKES IN THE PAST.

KIM'S NUKE TESTS HAVE RATTLED BOTH COUNTRIES WITH MODERATE QUAKES UP TO A 6.0 MAGNITUDE, MAKING CLEAR THAT THE VOLCANO, WHICH LAST ERUPTED IN 1903, IS VERY MUCH AWAKE.

IN BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA, 80% OF THE BUILDINGS ARE NOT CONSTRUCTED TO WITHSTAND. QUAKES LARGER THAN 5.0 MAGNITUDE, AND THAT INCLUDES NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.


NEWSWEEK, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
"Mystery Shocks at North Korea's Sacred Volcano Trigger Eruption Fears After Nuclear Test"

"Beijing reportedly closed the site over fears that underground detonations by the North Koreans at a facility near Punggye-ri could lead to rockslides and even trigger an eruption of the active volcano Mount Paektu, which is sacred to North Korea and located right on the border between the two countries.

The notices from Chinese authorities, restricting access to the Changbaishan National Nature Reserve, were posted on China’s state-regulated analog to Twitter Weibo, South Korea’s Donga Ilbo newspaper reported Thursday. It covers a radius of around 70 miles from the Punggye-ri test site.

Besides radioactive risks—which could be contained inside the test facility—the shock of a large blast could disturb mountains in the Changbai range, including Paektu, an active volcano that last erupted in 1903.

A new article in scientific journal 'Nature’s Scientific Reports' states that "an underground nuclear explosion test near an active volcano constitutes a direct threat."

It could "disturb the magma chamber of a volcano, thus accelerating the volcanic activity," scientists argue.

For an individual nuclear detonation to do serious damage to the volcano, previous research shows, the blast would need to be at least 100 kilotons, which the explosion earlier this month was estimated to be."

WELL, 100 KILOTONS IT WAS AND THE LUNATIC RULER CLAIMS THE NEXT ONE WILL BE BIGGER, EVEN THOUGH
CHINA HAS WARNED HIM THAT ONE MORE BLAST COULD CAUSE AN ERUPTION OF THIS POWERFUL VOLCANO.
"Chinese geologists have warned North Korea that the consequences could be catastrophic if it conducts another test at the mountainous Punggye-ri nuclear facility,
the South China Morning Post reports.
Pyongyang's September nuclear test was its most powerful yet. It was estimated to have
a yield of 100 kilotons, which would make it roughly seven times as strong as the U.S. atomic bomb that decimated the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II in 1945."

FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IN APRIL OF LAST YEAR, Sacred Volcano in North Korea May Be Waiting to Blow


FORBES MENTIONED THE POSSIBILITY OF A 100-KILOTON DETONATION SETTING OFF THE SUPER-VOLCANO BACK IN AUGUST, BEFORE THE LATEST TEST.
"How North Korea Could Accidentally Trigger A Volcanic Super-eruption"
Aug 23, 2017   

OTHER SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN WARNING OF AN IMPENDING ERUPTION SINCE AT LEAST 2006.

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Geologists warn that the time for the next eruption of Mount Baekdu is drawing near.
"Mt. Baekdu could erupt anytime soon," said geologist Yoon Sung-hyo at Busan National University, who has monitored the mountain for any changes. "A variety of indicators are backing this scenario. The thing we should try to predict is when. It’s clear it’s imminent." (Yoon Sung-hyo, EBS)

Professor Hong Tae-kyung at Yonsei University, department of earth system science in Seoul states that " The amount of volcanic ash from the most
violent eruption nearly 1,000 year ago was enough to cover the entire the Korean peninsula to a height of 1.2 meters," he said, citing scientific studies.

"Baekdu’s caldera contains nearly two billion tons of water. If it evaporates into the air all of a sudden mixed with volcanic ash of a major eruption, it would be blown to the east and consequently engulf Vladivostok in Russia and Hokkaido in northern Japan."
The main point is that if Baekdu Mountain erupts, the damage will be much more severe than any other eruptions in the world."

BIRTHPLACE OF KOREA, BEFORE WAR CREATED TWO NATIONS.
North and South Koreans consider the volcano and its caldera lake to be their countries' spiritual home (Both North Korea and South Korea claim each other's territory as their own).
The mountain was considered sacred by Koreans throughout history.

According to Korean mythology, it was the birthplace of Dangun, the founder of the first Korean kingdom, Gojoseon (2333–108 BC), whose parents were said to be Hwanung, the Son of Heaven, and a bear who had been transformed into a woman.
Many subsequent kingdoms of Korea, such as Buyeo, Goguryeo, Balhae, Goryeo and Joseon worshipped the mountain.

[FOR A 360-DEGREE VIEW OF THE MOUNTAIN AND CALDERA GO TO
http://www.dprk360.com/360/paektu_mountain/]

The caldera was formed by the VEI 7 "Millennium" or "Tianchi" eruption of 946 AD, which erupted about 100–120 km3 of tephra (fragmental material produced by a volcanic eruption).
This was one of the largest and most violent eruptions in the last 5,000 years (alongside the Hatepe eruption of Lake Taupo at around 180 AD and the 1815 eruption of Tambora).

HOW BIG WAS THE LAST EXPLOSION? IT SENT VOLCANIC MATERIAL SAILING ALL THE WAY TO GREENLAND. 
Mount Paektu has had at least two ignimbrite-forming eruptions in the past 5000 years. The tephra from the later eruption has been found in Greenland.
After these major eruptions, Mount Paektu had at least 3 smaller eruptions, which occurred in 1668, 1702, and 1903, likely forming the Baguamiao ignimbrite, the Wuhaojie fine pumice and the Liuhaojie tuff ring. 

In 2014, the Government of North Korea invited volcanologists James Hammond of Imperial College, London and Clive Oppenheimer of the University of Cambridge to study the mountain for recent volcanic activity. Their work is expected to last for "two or three years".


(Park Si-Soo, Korea Times Jan. 19, 2010) In this context, “If an earthquake with the magnitude of 7 would occur, it could kill more than 50,000 people, injure more than 620,000, and tear down 929,000 buildings nationwide.” (National Emergency management Agency: NEMA Report, 2006 March, South Korea)

ANOTHER FUKUSHIMA IN THE MAKING?
"After the Fukushima accidents,
Korean government is now preparing the measures to level up the walls around the nuclear power plants adjacent to the ocean. For example, “walls protecting the Kori No.1 reactor, which sits about 5.8 meters above sea level and began its operation in 1978, will be raised more than 4.2 meters, form the current 1.7 meters.”
(Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power) 

Under this circumstance, concerns are growing in Korea about the safety of nuclear power plants. The worst case scenario like Fukushima is not far from reality in Korea. Consequently, the opposition from the residents near nuclear power plants and even in the candidate cities is getting fierce against the Korean power plants plans. Furthermore, environmentalists and civic groups are actively opposing the future plan of nuclear power plant construction in Korea."

IS KIM JONG UN CRAZY ENOUGH TO GO AHEAD WITH ANOTHER LARGE BLAST AND RISK THE LIVES OF MILLIONS? 

IS SNOW WHITE? 

HE HAS CLAIMED THAT HE WILL TEST THE NEXT DEVICE OVER THE PACIFIC, AS THE U.S. BEGAN DOING IN THE 1950s.

THAT COULD ALSO GO TERRIBLY WRONG.








//WW

Thursday, October 19, 2017

FUKUSHIMA VICTIM'S TESTIMONY TO U.N.,TEPCO'S PALTRY SETTLEMENT AND SHINZO ABE'S SILENT NUCLEAR WAR


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THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SHOULD CALL UPON SHINZO ABE TO DEMONSTRATE THE SAFETY OF THE AREA AROUND THE FUKUSHIMA DAI'ICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT BY MOVING THERE HIMSELF, BY MOVING HIS ENTIRE FAMILY THERE, AND BY REQUIRING ALL JAPANESE POLITICAL OFFICIALS TO ALSO MOVE THERE AND HOLD ALL THEIR GOVERNMENTAL SESSIONS IN FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS, UP TO THE 2020 OLYMPICS.

LET THEM BE REQUIRED TO EAT ONLY FOOD GROWN IN FUKUSHIMA, DRINK WATER ONLY FROM FUKUSHIMA, SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO THE SCHOOLS THERE WHERE THOUSANDS OF BAGS OF RADIOACTIVE DEBRIS ARE STACKED IN SCHOOLYARDS, AND HAVE THEM ALL HIKE IN THE FORESTS THERE DAILY.

THEN, AND ONLY THEN, CAN THE WORLD SEE HOW SAFE IT IS TO ATTEND THE OLYMPICS AND HOW SAFE IT IS FOR EVACUEES TO BE FORCED BACK INTO VILLAGES THAT ARE KNOWN TO BE HOT-SPOTS OF HIGH RADIOACTIVITY TODAY, AFTER 6 YEARS OF "DECONTAMINATION".

ONE CANNOT DECONTAMINATE FORESTS, FARMLAND, RIVERS AND STREAMS, GRASS AND OTHER VEGETATION, NOR HAS ANYONE STOPPED THE DAILY RE-CONTAMINATION BY THE STILL-LEAKING REACTORS AT THAT POWER PLANT, AND BY JAPAN'S NEED TO KEEP OPEN-AIR BURNING OF SO MUCH RADIOACTIVE DEBRIS AS JAPAN CONTINUES TO VAINLY ATTEMPT CLEANUP FROM THAT DISASTER.

LET THEM ALL BE THOROUGHLY TESTED BEFORE THEIR MOVE TO FUKUSHIMA AND CLOSELY MONITORED BY UNBIASED, INDEPENDENT, RANDOMLY CHOSEN TESTING FACILITIES EVERY THREE MONTHS FOR TWO YEARS TO SEE WHAT EFFECT THIS WOULD HAVE ON THEM.


Mitsuko Sonoda, who voluntarily left her village with her husband and their 10-year-old son days after three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant went into meltdown, will tell the UN human rights council that evacuees face financial hardship and are being forced to return to neighborhoods they believe are still unsafe almost seven years after the disaster.

“We feel abandoned by the Japanese government and society,” Sonoda, who will speak at the council’s pre-session review of Japan on Thursday, told the Guardian.

While 1 mSv per year remains the government’s long-term target, it is encouraging people to return to areas where radiation levels are above 20 mSv a year, an annual exposure limit that, internationally, applies to nuclear power plant workers.

“Why should people, especially women and children, have to live in places where the radiation level is 20 times the international limit?” Sonoda said. “The government hasn’t given us an answer.”

“People should be allowed to choose whether or not to go back to their old homes, and be given the financial means to make that choice,” said Kendra Ulrich, senior global energy campaigner for Greenpeace Japan.

“If they are being put under economic pressure to return, then they are not in a position to make an informed decision. This UN session is about pressuring the Japanese government to do the right thing.”

In Iitate village, where the evacuation order was lifted this March, much of the surrounding forests remain highly radioactive, although homes, schools and other public buildings have been declared safe as part of an unprecedented decontamination effort.

“You could call places like Iitate an open-air prison,” said Ulrich. “The impact on people’s quality of life will be severe if they move back. Their lives are embedded in forests, yet the environment means they will not be allowed to enter them.
Forests are impossible to decontaminate.”


After months of moving around, Sonoda and her family settled in Kyoto for two years, where local authorities provided them with a rent-free apartment. They have been living in her husband’s native England for the past four years.

Concern over food safety and internal radiation exposure convinced her that she could never return to Fukushima, aside from making short visits to see relatives. “It’s really sad, because my village is such a beautiful place,” she said. “We had a house and had planned to retire there.”

“Stopping housing support earlier this year was an act of cruelty,” Sonoda said. “Some of my friends had to go back to Fukushima even though they didn’t want to.”

The evacuations have forced families to live apart, while parents struggle to earn enough money to fund their new accommodation and keep up mortgage payments on their abandoned homes.

An estimated 27,000 evacuees who, like Sonoda, were living outside the mandatory evacuation zone when the meltdown occurred, had their housing assistance withdrawn this March, forcing some to consider returning to their former homes despite concerns over radiation levels.

In addition, as the government attempts to rebuild the Fukushima region by reopening decontaminated neighborhoods that were once no-go areas, tens of thousands of evacuees who were ordered to leave will lose compensation payments and housing assistance in March next year.

IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW, EVACUEES FROM THE CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE HAVE NO HOPE OF BEING ALLOWED BACK IN FOR AT LEAST 40 MORE YEARS.

CHERNOBYL WAS CONTAINED, FUKUSHIMA MAY NEVER BE CONTAINED, BY TEPCO'S OWN ADMISSION, CLAIMING THAT THE TECHNOLOGY TO DO SO DOES NOT EXIST AND WILL TAKE DECADES TO DEVELOP.

CHERNOBYL WAS ONE REACTOR MELT-DOWN, FUKUSHIMA HAD AT LEAST THREE...SO FAR.

CHERNOBYL DOES NOT SIT ATOP A MAJOR FAULT LINE WITH THE THREAT OF MAJOR EARTHQUAKES 24 HOURS A DAY, NOR DOES IT SIT ON AN ISLAND SPRINKLED WITH ACTIVE VOLCANOES, NOR DOES CHERNOBYL EXPERIENCE FREQUENT TYPHOONS, NOR IS IT LOCATED WHERE IT CAN BE HIT BY TSUNAMIS... BUT FUKUSHIMA IS DAILY IN DANGER OF A 'NATURAL EVENT' THAT WILL TOPPLE THOSE WEAKENED BUILDINGS, OR INUNDATE THEM AGAIN AND RECREATE THE ORIGINAL DISASTER.

THEY LOCATED THE CORIUM AT CHERNOBYL AND BUILT A SARCOPHAGUS OVER IT, BUT THE CORIUM AT DAI'ICHI HAS NOT BEEN LOCATED AND SINCE JAPAN'S CRIPPLED PLANT SITS DIRECTLY OVER A MAJOR AQUIFER THAT FEEDS INTO TOKYO'S WATER SUPPLY
24 HOURS A DAY AND THERE IS RUNOFF BENEATH THE LEAKING PLANT AFTER EVERY RAIN THAT CARRIES RADIATION INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN , A SARCOPHAGUS IS NOT AN OPTION.

THE RADIATION FROM DAI'ICHI HAS BEEN HIGHER THAN ANYTHING MEASURED BEFORE ON EARTH.
EACH YEAR SINCE THE MELTDOWNS, RADIATION LEVELS HAVE REACHED NEW RECORD HIGHS, BUT SINCE TEPCO IS DOING THE MONITORING, SELF-REPORTING, WE MAY NEVER KNOW THE TRUTH OF THOSE LEVELS.
BOTH THE ABE REGIME AND TEPCO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN MORE LIES THAN THEIR OWN NEWS MEDIA CAN KEEP TRACK OF.


The denial of financial aid has left many evacuees facing a near-impossible choice: move back to homes they fear are unsafe, or face more financial hardship as they struggle to build lives elsewhere without state help.

Greenpeace Japan, which is assisting Sonoda, hopes her testimony will be the first step in building international pressure on Japan’s government to continue offering financial help to evacuees and to reconsider its resettlement plan.

It has called on the government to declare Fukushima neighborhoods unsafe until atmospheric radiation is brought to below one millisievert (mSv) a year, the maximum public exposure limit recommended by the International Commission on Radiological Protection.

“Although most Fukushima nuclear evacuees meet the criteria for consideration as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the Japanese government has refused to acknowledge them as such and ignored international frameworks for their protection.”

ABE WON'T COMPENSATE THE VICTIMS BUT HE WILL SPEND BILLIONS TO BRING THE WORLD TO TOKYO FOR THE OLYMPICS, AND HE WILL PERHAPS SMILE KNOWING ALL WHO VISIT RECEIVED DOSES OF FUKUSHIMA RADIATION.


Earlier this week, a court in Fukushima prefecture ordered the Japanese government and the TEPCO nuclear operator to pay out about 500 million yen ($4.44 million) in compensation – less than $1,200 per claimant.

The class-action suit was filed by about 3,800 people, the largest group among about 30 similar lawsuits involving 12,000 people pending across the country.

BOTH OWNER AND GOVERNMENT FOUND GUILTY.

The operator (TEPCO) was found guilty of failing to adopt the necessary safety measures despite knowing of potentially devastating consequences in case of a massive tsunami as early as 2002. The government, the court said, failed to supervise the operator prior to the disaster.

The court in Fukushima said the government had failed to order Tepco to improve safety measures, despite being aware almost a decade earlier that Japan’s north-east coast, where the plant is located, was at risk of a powerful tsunami.

The plaintiffs based their claim on a 2002 report in which government experts estimated there was a one in five chance of a magnitude 8 earthquake occurring and triggering a tsunami of up to 15.7 metres in height within the next 30 years.

The court upheld the plaintiffs’ claims that the meltdown could have been prevented if the ministry responsible for Japan’s nuclear power industry had ordered Tepco to move emergency diesel generators from the plant’s basement to higher ground and make the reactor buildings watertight.

The ruling by the Fukushima district court follows an earlier decision that also found the government accountable for the disaster, in which large quantities of radiation was released and tens of thousands of people were forced to flee their homes.

The class action lawsuit, involving 3,800 plaintiffs, is the largest of about 30 similar cases filed by 12,000 Fukushima residents who say their lives were adversely affected by the triple meltdown and its aftermath.

In March, a court ruled for the first time that negligence by the state contributed to the events at Fukushima Daiichi, the world’s worst nuclear accident...

The court rejected a demand for monthly compensation of 55,000 yen until radiation at the plaintiffs’ homes has fallen to pre-disaster levels.

THAT'S BECAUSE THAT POWER PLANT WILL NEVER STOP LEAKING AND RE-CONTAMINATING JAPAN AND THE WORLD.
HOW CAN RADIATION LEVELS DROP WHEN IT LEAKS LIKE A SIEVE EVERY DAY, ALL DAY?
HOW CAN LEVELS DROP WHEN THE ABE REGIME KEEPS STACKING FLIMSY PLASTIC BAGS EVERYWHERE AND KEEPS OPEN-AIR BURNING WASTE AND DEBRIS?

CLEANUP WILL TAKE ANOTHER 40-100 YEARS AT LEAST, BY TEPCO'S OWN ADMISSION, EVEN WITH FOREIGN HELP, BUT JAPAN HAS REFUSED HELP BECAUSE TEPCO AND THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT ARE AFRAID OF WHAT ANY INTERNATIONAL TEAMS MIGHT DISCOVER...PERHAPS THAT THEY WERE ENRICHING URANIUM IN HOPES OF BUILDING 'THE BOMB'?
AFTER ALL, ABE HAS STATED THAT JAPAN NEEDS TO BE AS WELL ARMED AS ITS NEIGHBORS, CHINA AND NORTH KOREA, SO IT CAN DEFEND ITSELF.

ABE HAS CLAIMED JAPAN'S "RIGHT" TO HAVE ATOMIC WEAPONS SINCE HE BEGAN TO RISE THROUGH THE POLITICAL RANKS.

HE IS ALSO VERY BITTER ABOUT HIS GRANDFATHER'S TREATMENT AS A CRIMINAL AFTER THE WAR.

AN ARTICLE BY A WEBSITE ON JAPANESE "SUBCULTURE" TELLS IT LIKE IT IS:

"War clouds threaten northeast Asia. One state within the region continues to raise its military spending to record levels over five consecutive years. It increases solid-fuel rocket testing under the guise of launching satellites into orbit and continues stockpiling vast reserves of plutonium that could potentially nuclear arm the nation. New domestic laws severely limit the media, and active discussion persists on bills that would crack down on socially unacceptable or controversial thinking—i.e., “thoughtcrime.”

These ever-belligerent, destabilizing actions are not the actions of a rogue state. No, this isn’t about North Korea, Iran, or Russia for that matter, but the remilitarization of Japan.

The nationalist administration, led by the grandson of a war criminal, Shinzo Abe* (Liberal Democratic Party), uses recent activities in North Korea to its benefit, pounding war drums alongside most established media organizations, both on the left and the right, such as the Asahi, Mainichi, and Yomiuri Shimbun newspapers.
(*Editor’s note: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2012-) had a grandfather who was ARRESTED, but not convicted as a war criminal, and who served as Minister of Munitions during World War II–Nobusuke Kishi. Kishi raised Abe like his own son, and Abe’s stated desire to fulfill his grandfather’s dreams of dismantling the post-war constitution and restoring a State Shinto controlled Imperial government probably owes much to his childhood. But his childhood dreams could be a nightmare for a democratic Japan.)

This “threat” from its mainland neighbor is forced down the throats of Japanese citizens daily. Tokyo rehashes wartime imperialist ideologies, senior cabinet ministers stating support for using the Imperial Rescript of Education by schools—a text promulgated in 1890 in the name of Emperor Meiji that placed utmost importance in reverence and loyalty to the crown—as a means to foster the administration’s values in today’s youth. (It was also to justify the use of kamikaze, suicide missions in mini-submarines, and the forced suicide of thousands of Okinawans.)


THAT SHINZO ABE HAS GONE OUT OF HIS WAY AND AGAINST THE WISHES OF MOST OF HIS PEOPLE TO REIGNITE JAPAN'S "RISING SUN" AS A WAR POWER CAN BE SEEN IN THE ARTICLE
"Yasukuni and the Enshrinement of War Criminals" ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN JAPANESE AND TRANSLATED TO SHOW THE MILITANCY OF THE ABE REGIME AND HIS INTENT FOR JAPAN TO RE-MILITARIZE.


"The advent of the second Abe Shinzō cabinet has rekindled the bitter controversy over official visits to Yasukuni Shrine, where war criminals are honored alongside Japan’s other war dead. Diplomatic historian Higurashi Yoshinobu sheds light on the process that culminated in the secret enshrinement of Class A war criminals in 1978.

World War II war criminals are people who were tried and convicted by any of the international military tribunals held by the Allies after the war to prosecute war crimes. In order to facilitate prosecution of those deemed responsible for the war and the atrocities associated with it, the Allied powers established three broad categories of war crime.

The first category was “crimes against peace” (Class A), defined as the “planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of aggression,” or conspiracy to those ends. Although wars of aggression had been regarded as violations of international law prior to World War II, they had not been treated as criminal’s offenses for which individuals could be tried and punished. For this reason, the tribunals have been criticized for convicting and punishing people under ex post facto laws—statutes enacted only after the offense has taken place.

The second category (Class B) corresponded to conventional crimes of war, including the mistreatment of prisoners, murder of civilians in occupied territory, and wanton destruction of cities. All of these had been punishable under international law since before World War II.

The third category (Class C) was “crimes against humanity.” This covered widespread or systematic persecution and atrocities carried out against a group of people. This category was established by the Allies toward the end of World War II—again, ex post facto—to cover Nazi crimes carried out against German Jews and others in the lead-up to the war. As atrocities committed by a state against its own citizens, these crimes were not encompassed in the traditional definition of war crimes covered by Class B.

Notwithstanding the hierarchical nuance of “class,” (kyū in Japanese), the categorization does not necessarily refer to the severity of the crime. Class A war crimes are not by definition worse or more serious than Class B or C crimes. However, Class A war criminals have drawn much more much attention than Class B or C criminals in Japan, primarily because of their high rank and the manner in which they were tried.

The ultimate source of this ongoing conflict was the enshrinement of Class A war criminals in 1978. And the enshrinement of this group cannot be attributed simply to religious or filial impulses. In fact, it was a blatantly ideological and political act driven by an urge to justify and legitimize a highly controversial chapter in Japanese history."

IN 2013, Japan's Shinzo Abe angers neighbours and US by visiting shrine to war dead.


And in 2016, Japan PM Shinzo Abe visits Yasukuni WW2 shrine - BBC News


And in 2017, Abe sends ritual tree offering to Yasukuni



ON ANOTHER ISSUE, THAT OF KOREAN AND OTHER NATIONS' WOMEN TAKEN HOSTAGE AND USED AS "COMFORT WOMEN" IN BROTHELS PROVIDED TO JAPAN'S MILITARY, ABE AT FIRST REFUSED TO APOLOGIZE FOR THAT, BUT YIELDED TO INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE, WITH THE RESULT THAT SOUTH KOREA AND CHINA BECAME INCENSED AND REMAIN SO.


Japan's Abe says won't alter 1993 apology on 'comfort women' - Reuters


Abe confirms Japan not considering apology letters for 'comfort women'


Japan Second World War 'comfort women' apology criticised in China ..


THOSE IN THE WEST SEEM OBLIVIOUS TO THIS RISING MILITANCY FROM A 'RISING SON' OF THE RISING SUN, JUST AS OUR NUCLEAR INDUSTRY AND OUR NUCLEAR "REGULATORY" COMMISSION COVER UP THE ONGOING FUKUSHIMA ATROCITY WHICH MANY HAVE BEEN CALLING "SHINZO ABE'S SILENT NUCLEAR WAR" SINCE DAI'ICHI BLEW THE FIRST REACTOR.

SHINZO ABE SEEMS MORE THAN WILLING TO RISK THE HEALTH OF HIS OWN PEOPLE, TO IGNORE THE DANGER OF THE ONGOING RADIATION FROM FUKUSHIMA TO THE ENTIRE WORLD, TO THE ENTIRE PACIFIC RIM, INCLUDING AMERICA'S WEST COAST.

HE SEEMS TO BE A MAN ON A MISSION TO "PAY BACK" THE WORLD FOR JAPAN'S DEFEAT IN WORLD WAR II.

HE'S DOING A BANG-UP JOB.






//WW



CHILDREN FOR SALE: VICTIMS OF SEX TRAFFICKING





"84 kids, including 3-month-old rescued from human trafficking ring" 

"Agents report the 3-month-old girl was rescued along with a 5-year-old girl from a home in Denver after a friend of the children’s family offered an undercover officer sex with the two young girls in exchange for $600.

The FBI is working with Child Protective Services to conduct a forensic interview and secure safe placement of the children, the report states. The subject was placed under arrest.

IN ONLY 3 DAYS, 120 TRAFFICKERS UNCOVERED, 84 CHILDREN RESCUED.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, rescued 84 children and arrested 120 traffickers as part of Operation Cross Country XI, a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from Oct. 12-15, 2017.

A press release from the FBI says Operation Cross Country XI was enforced in 55 FBI field offices and involved 78 state and local task forces. FBI agents and task force officers staged operations in hotels, casinos, and truck stops, as well as on street corners and Internet websites.

The youngest victim recovered during this year’s operation was 3-months-old, and the average age of victims recovered during the operation was 15-years-old, the release states.  

IT MADE MY BLOOD RUN COLD TO READ THIS ARTICLE AND NOW I JUST WISH THERE WAS A MORE FITTING PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE WHO TRAFFIC IN CHILDREN FOR SEX, FOR THOSE WHO WOULD PAY TO HAVE SEX WITH A BABY, A TODDLER, A CHILD.

I SAY THAT AS A RETIRED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, AS SOMEONE WHO HAS RESEARCHED THIS AND STUDIED THE DATA FOR OVER 25 YEARS, EVER SINCE I READ THE HORRIFIC HEADLINES ONE MORNING THAT A YOUNG 'FATHER' HAD DISEMBOWELED HIS 2-WEEKS-OLD DAUGHTER DURING A MURDEROUS RAPE OF THAT INNOCENT BABY.

NO, IT ISN'T A "SICKNESS", IT'S A WILLFUL CHOICE, A CONSCIOUS DECISION, A VIOLENT AND HEINOUS CRIME AGAINST THE INNOCENT, SOMETHING PEOPLE DO BECAUSE THEY LIKE DOING THAT.


ELSEWHERE, IN A 6-DAY 'STING' IN JUST ONE COUNTY IF FLORIDA, 277 WERE ARRESTED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION, INCLUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, PHYSICIANS, TEACHERS AND RETIRED MILITARY.


POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA)
— A week-long undercover sting targeting human trafficking and online prostitution in Polk County ended with 277 arrests that included doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement officers.

“That’s the most we have ever arrested in the history of the sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “Operation No Tricks, No Treats” started last Tuesday, October 10 and ran through Monday, October 16.

Some of the suspects arrested in the undercover operation are doctors and pharmacists, former and current law enforcement officers, a lawyer, two men who traveled to have sex with minors and two sex offenders.       

A REPORT BY THE BBC BACK IN JULY THIS YEAR STATED CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS NINE WERE USED IN ONLINE SEX ABUSE LIVE-STREAMING.

NO, CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 5 HAVE BEEN FILMED AS HOSTAGES AND AS VICTIMS OF TORTURE, SOME CASES EVEN LEADING TO DEATH OF A CHILD, WITH ONLINE VIEWERS ABLE TO REQUEST CERTAIN THINGS BE DONE TO THE VICTIMS.


"Children as young as nine are being groomed on the live-streaming app 'Periscope', a BBC investigation has found."  

ASIAN NATIONS RISING TO NUMBER ONE AS SELLERS AND BUYERS OF LIVE ONLINE CHILD SEX ABUSE VIDEOS.

REUTERS, OCT. 17, 2017

Demand for live streaming of child sex abuse is a growing problem in the Mekong region, the United Nations said in August, as it pointed to a shift in child sex webcam centers from the Philippines to Thailand.

In 2016, the U.N. children’s agency said poor families in the Philippines were pushing their children into performing live sex online for pedophiles around the world, in a form of child slavery.

In a seven-day check on Bangkok, more than 3,600 individual internet addresses had been identified sharing child exploitation material.


3,000 PER YEAR IN THE U.K., INCLUDING A ONE-YEAR-OLD BABY.
HOW MANY GO UNREPORTED, UNDISCOVERED?

More than 3,000 cyber-enabled sexual crimes were committed in England and Wales against children in past year


The internet was used to commit an average of eight sexual crimes against children each day in the past year, including rapes, grooming and live streaming of abuse, new figures obtained by the NSPCC reveal. The data reveals that in England and Wales during 2015-16 more than 3,000 sexual crimes were committed against children in which the internet was used as a gateway to access or abuse them. These included more than 100 rapes. 

Most victims of the offences reported to police were 13 years old (535 individuals) but 272 children aged under 10 and a one-year-old baby were involved in the crimes that took place.

Of the 44 police forces in England and Wales, 38 responded to the freedom of information request for figures on how many cyber-enabled sexual crimes had been committed against children. The forces that responded recorded 3,186 sex crimes against children in which the internet had played a part.

The figures were revealed on Tuesday in the NSPCC’s annual 'How Safe Are Our Children?' report.

Online sexual abuse is real. Every child is at risk.

When children go online, they are opening the door to a world of predators,
not all adults – young people themselves under the age of 18 are abusers, too. And they are doing so with little understanding of the dangers and with little information.

“You would never send a child to the park on their own with no advice. You would never let them cross the road with no advice. We warn them about strangers. But the internet? Smartphones? We just let them do it,” says Dan, an officer with the Met Police Predatory Offenders Unit.

The problem, the police emphasise, is not with the internet or smartphones, but with human behaviour.

Thus far, all efforts to deal with the problem of online abuse have been centered on controlling access to the internet, through limiting use of smartphones or through parental controls.

That is clearly not working.
So what should we be doing? We can’t simply put tech back in its box.
Of course, we need to educate children about the dangers and trust them to make the right decisions. But, tragically, sometimes even that will not be enough, as Lorin LaFave – mother to a son who was groomed online and killed – knows to her cost.

DENIAL AND HIDING THE FACTS CREATE MORE VICTIMS. 
In US schools, according to the United States Department of Education, (that link is to a PDF download) "nearly 9.6% of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career."
THAT MEANS THAT 1 IN EVERY 10 STUDENTS HAS BEEN OR WILL BE EXPOSED TO THIS.
PAY ATTENTION, PARENTS, PLEASE!


In studies of student sex abuse by male and female educators, male students were reported as targets in ranges from 23% to 44%.
Significant under-reporting of sexual abuse of boys by both women and men is believed to occur due to sex stereotyping, social denial, the minimization of male victimization, and the relative lack of research on sexual abuse of boys.

AT SCHOOL, AT CHURCH, IN THE CARE OF BABYSITTERS, VISITING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY, AT PLAY IN THEIR OWN YARDS, WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL, ON THE INTERNET, EVERYWHERE, CHILDREN ARE AT GREAT RISK AND AT GREATER RISK EVERY DAY.

BE AWARE, EDUCATE YOUR CHILD ABOUT THESE VERY REAL DANGERS.
ONE CAN DO SO IN A WAY SO AS NOT TO CAUSE FEAR BUT MERELY IMPART KNOWLEDGE.
THE EXCUSE THAT DOING SO WILL 'TRAUMATIZE' A CHILD IS INVALID.
IMAGINE THE TRAUMA OF A CHILD WHO IS A VICTIM.

TO NOT EDUCATE CHILDREN TO THIS DANGER IS TERRIBLY WRONG.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Resources | by National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

EVEN IF IT IS SOMEONE YOU LOVE, SOMEONE YOU TRUSTED WHO IS GUILTY OF SEXUALLY (OR IN ANY OTHER WAY) ABUSING A CHILD, DO THE RIGHT THING, FOR THE SAKE OF THE INNOCENT CHILD.
NO MATTER WHAT, HELP THE CHILD ABOVE ALL ELSE.

A CHILD PREDATOR DOES NOT STOP AND EACH TIME THEY ATTACK OR SOLICIT CHILDREN THE RISK INCREASES THAT A CHILD WILL DIE.

SILENCE MAKES THOSE WHO REMAIN SILENT ACCESSORIES TO THE CRIME, AS GUILTY AS THOSE WHO COMMIT THEM.

PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIETY CAN OFFER AND HAVE OFFERED EXCUSES FOR THOSE WHO PREY ON CHILDREN, ON BABIES, BUT THERE IS NO EXCUSE BECAUSE EACH TIME THESE PREDATORS ABUSE A CHILD, IT IS A WILLFUL ACT, A DECISION ONLY THEY CAN MAKE. THEY KNOW IT'S WRONG AND AGAINST THE LAW BUT DO IT ANYWAY.
IT'S NO 'ACCIDENT', IT'S NO 'MISTAKE', IT'S A CHOICE.

IT'S TIME WE DEMAND THAT ALL WHO MAKE THAT CHOICE PAY A HIGHER PRICE FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY...AGAINST THE INNOCENT CHILDREN THEY PREY UPON.

REPORTING AND RECOGNIZING VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

READ THE ABOVE WEBSITE, PLEASE, SHARE IT, FIND LOCAL RESOURCES FOR YOUR OWN AREA.
HELP SAVE A CHILD.
EMPOWER YOUR OWN CHILDREN WITH FACTS.






//WW



Sunday, October 15, 2017

SOMALIA TRUCK BOMB, CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES, KURDS vs THE WORLD, BITCOIN HITS $5,846 RECORD


ABOVE: The scene of the explosion in Mogadishu. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters     

1. TRUCK BOMBING IN MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, KILLS 240, INJURES AT LEAST 300, SERIOUSLY DAMAGES QATAR'S EMBASSY THERE.
FROM THE GUARDIAN, U.K., 15 OCTOBER 2017


At least 500 people are believed to have been killed or seriously injured in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, in one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years.

The death toll from Saturday’s attack, which involved a truck packed with several hundred kilograms of military-grade and homemade explosives, stood at 239 on Sunday but is expected to rise as more bodies are dug from the rubble spread over an area hundreds of metres wide in the centre of the city. At least 300 people were injured, according to local reports.

Rescue workers on the ground said it would be difficult to establish a definitive death toll because the intense heat generated by the blast meant the remains of many people would never be found.

The bomb, which is thought to have targeted Somalia’s foreign ministry, was concealed in a truck and exploded near a hotel on a busy street, demolishing the building and several others.  

2. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES STILL BURNING, MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE MISSING, 40 KNOWN DEAD, ALMOST 6,000 HOMES AND BUSINESSES DESTROYED.



The death toll stands at 40 today. Some 300 people remained unaccounted for, though officials thought they would locate most alive. Most of the deceased were believed to have died late on 8 October or early on 9 October, when the fires exploded in the dead of night. Most victims were elderly, though they ranged in age from 14 to 100.  

At least 5,700 homes and businesses had been destroyed, making the fires the deadliest and most destructive in state history. 

“It’s a horror that no one could have imagined,” Governor Jerry Brown said

Seventeen large fires still burned across the northern part of the state, with more than 10,000 firefighters attacking the flames using air tankers, helicopters and more than 1,000 fire engines.

3. KURDS BLOCK IRAQI ACCESS TO KIRKUK OIL FIELDS AS IRAN CLOSES BORDER WITH IRAQ.
TURKEY WILL SIDE WITH IRAQ.
U.S. IGNORES PLIGHT OF KURDS, AS USUSAL, AND ALSO TAKES SIDES WITH IRAQ.
FROM REUTERS, 13 OCTOBER 2017


The Baghdad central government has taken a series of steps to isolate the autonomous Kurdish region since its vote for independence, including banning international flights.
Iran meanwhile shut its border crossings with Iraq’s Kurdistan in support of measures taken by the Iraqi government to isolate the Kurdish region, the Iraqi foreign ministry said.
The Iraqi government in a statement accused the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of bringing fighters from Turkey’s separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to Kirkuk, describing the move as a “declaration of war”.
The city of Kirkuk, the airbase and their immediate surroundings, including the oilfields, are under Kurdish control.
Kurdish authorities said on Friday they had sent thousands more troops to Kirkuk to confront Iraqi “threats.” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has repeatedly denied any plans to attack the Kurds.
The United States has taken the side of the Iraqi government in refusing to recognize the validity of the referendum.

4. BITCOIN 'STAMPEDES' TO RECORD $5,846, MAY RISE PAST $6,000.
SEEMS MANY LEADING NATIONS HAVE TRIED TO STOP THE POPULARITY OF BITCOIN AND CAN'T QUITE DO IT, SO THIS SHOULD BE GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE SEEKING AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE SHRINKING AMERICAN FIAT DOLLAR. 

The value of bitcoin surged to another record Friday, jumping as high as $5,846. The cryptocurrency is cementing its position at the top of the heap as it stampedes toward the $6,000 milestone.

MEANWHILE, U.S.Treasury yields were lower on Friday after muted underlying U.S. inflation data offset higher gasoline prices and strong retail sales while the U.S. dollar regained ground but was set for its worst week in five.
U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest increase in eight months in September as gasoline prices soared in the wake of hurricane-related refinery disruptions, but underlying inflation remained muted.

European shares rose to their highest in nearly four months, helped by corporate earnings updates.


THIS BLOG ENTRY WILL BEGIN SOMETHING I HAVE WANTED TO DO FOR YEARS, HIGHLIGHT WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE TOP 3 IMPORTANT WORLD NEWS STORIES (IN MY OPINION ONLY) AND ONE FINANCIAL HEADLINE THAT AFFECTS WORLD COMMERCE.

I WILL ATTEMPT TO NOT COMMENT OVER-MUCH AND JUST CALL ATTENTION TO THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW, WHICH OFTEN MAY BE THINGS THE CURSED
PROPAGANDIZED AMERICAN MAINSTREAM MEDIA WON'T REPORT.

I'M NOT SURE IF THIS WILL SERVE A TRUE PURPOSE AND MAY NOT KEEP IT, BUT IT DAWNED ON ME LONG AGO THAT MY FELLOW AMERICANS SIMPLY DON'T SEARCH THE NEWS STORIES BEYOND WHAT THEY FIND 'ATTRACTIVE' OR IN-LINE WITH WHAT THEY WANT TO READ, SO...WELL, WE'LL SEE.







//WW


U.S. WILL BE HIT BY EMP ATTACK:ONLY A QUESTION OF WHEN


Comprehensive threat assessment and scenario planning for EMP attacks remain underdeveloped. This inaction is in the face of warnings, such as the one in the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) which stated clearly that the "expanded reli­ance on sophisticated electronic technologies by the United States, its allies and partners increases their vulnerability to the destructive effects of electro­magnetic pulse (EMP)."

Yet, the Department of Defense has not implemented the QDR's proposed EMP Action Plan.
Even the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), the plan dedicated to ensuring that U.S. critical infrastructure is protected from terrorist attack, does not directly address the EMP threat.

The U.S. MUST incorporate EMP Attacks into national plan­ning scenarios, develop a national recovery plan, and harden the grid NOW.
 



[Note the source of the above image: "testimony before the House National Security Committee".
This is NOT science fiction.]


ATTACK BY ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE...E.M.P.  

Americans remain gravely ill prepared for an EMP attack. In fact, the average U.S. city has only three days worth of food and health care provi­sions. Most Americans do not have enough bat­teries to keep flashlights working for any period of time, much less generator capabilities.
And many of the country's most vulnerable citizens rely on the electricity grid for medical equipment, such as dial­ysis machines.

Even standard medication will be difficult or impossible to come by if EMP disables pharmacies and transportation networks.

Food would rot, health care would be reduced to its most rudimen­tary level, communication abilities would be limited and there would eventually not be any transporta­tion from lack of fuel. Rule of law would become impossible to sustain; police departments would be overwhelmed.

There is a HUGE difference between power blackouts and the aftermath of an EMP attack.
We've seen the reults of long-term power outages after hurricanes and other natural disasters.

In an EMP attack, however, the damage to power lines, 'supervisory control and data acqui­sition' (SCADA) control systems (for utility systems infrastructure), and commercial computers would very likely be permanent due to fused power lines and lost data-which would require replacing the entire electric system in the affected area.

If a nuclear warhead is detonated by a satellite in orbit, there is a strong potential for substantial damage to U.S. and other satellites as well as any spacecraft in use at the time of the explosion.

The military applications of such satellites are critical for defense systems that rely on GPS guidance, such as ballistic missiles and many conventional military strike weapons. The adverse impact on U.S. space-based communications, early-warning assets, fire-control systems, overhead sen­sors and imagery, and geospatial intelligence would be substantial as well.

The U.S. cannot, MUST NOT continue to ignore the EMP threat.
While some progress has been made in hard­ening potential U.S. targets against attack, including critical military and government systems, the vast majority of electrical systems are unshielded and unprotected, especially in the civilian sector.
If properly shielded, electrical devices and systems can generally survive even the strongest EMPs

[NOTE: Much of the above text, from beneath the last image to here, comes from an article by Jena Baker McNeill, Policy Analyst for Home­land Security in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.]


"A severe solar storm could knock the large sections of the electrical power grid out for years."

WITHOUT THE GRID THERE WILL BE NO WAY TO REFINE OIL, CREATE FUEL, NOR A WAY TO EASILY PUMP THE GAS/DIESEL ON-HAND, TO PUMP WATER TO HOMES, AND WITHOUT FUEL THERE WILL BE NO WAY TO TRANSPORT FOOD, MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR ANYTHING ELSE TO CONSUMERS.
REMEMBER, THERE WILL BE NO REFRIGERATION AVAILABLE THAT REQUIRES A POWER GRID.

THERE WILL BE NO RELIABLE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES AVAILABLE TO 'AVERAGE CITIZENS' AFTER A TIME.
NO COMPUTERS, NO INTERNET, NO CELLPHONES. 

WE MAY LOSE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES IF WE COME UNDER HEAVY EMP ATTACK FROM ORBITING 'ENEMY' SATELLITES FITTED WITH EMP DEVICES.

WITHOUT THE GRID, THERE WILL EVENTUALLY BE NO WAY TO FLUSH A TOILET, PICK UP GARBAGE, PREPARE A MEAL THE 'USUAL WAY'.

PIPELINES WILL BE SHUT DOWN, PROPANE DELIVERIES WILL BE SEVERELY AFFECTED.
HOW LONG COAL AND SUCH FUELS WILL BE AVAILABLE DEPENDS ON HOW MANY WILL TURN TO THOSE RESOURCES.
SHOULD AN EMP ATTACK COME IN WINTER, MANY WILL REQUIRE SUCH PRODUCTS TO STAY WARM AND COOK MEALS.

SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY WILL BE SORELY TAXED TO PROVIDE NECESSARY REPLACEMENT FOR A GRID-DOWN SCENARIO TO THE MILLIONS WHO WILL DESPERATELY WANT IT.


IF THE EFFECTS LAST FOR MONTHS, THERE MAY COME A TIME WHEN THERE WILL SIMPLY BE NO WAY TO COOL NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS' REACTORS TO PREVENT EXPLOSIONS AND MELTDOWNS.

"
The emergency systems are only designed to run long enough to get the power plants back onto a functioning grid. Once the diesel fuel runs out ( no power grid = no oil refineries), the plants will one by one, self destruct."

IMAGINE HUNDREDS OF 'FUKUSHIMAS'. 

FOR ANY HOSPITAL THAT DEPENDS ON THE CURRENT ELECTRIC POWER GRID, OR WOULD DEPEND ON GAS OR DIESEL FUEL FOR GENERATORS, ONCE THE GRID IS GONE,  THERE WILL BE NO WAY TO PERFORM SURGERIES AND KEEP A PATIENT ON A RESUSCITATOR OR HEART-BYPASS MACHINE.
THOSE WHO NEED SUCH DEVICES TO LIVE WILL NOT LIVE UNLESS A HOSPITAL CAN UTILIZE SOLAR OR OTHER ALTERNATIVE ENERGY TO POWER  EVERYTHING.

The International Electrotechnical Commission defines three components associated with a nuclear electromagnetic pulse: E1, E2, and E3.

The E1 pulse is brief, intense, and very quick (traveling at over 90% of the speed of light), and can take out computers and telecommunications equipment owing to its ability to exceed voltage limitations.

The E2 element is intermediate in duration, lasting from a microsecond to a second after the initiation of the EMP, and is similar in its effects to lightning. As such, the grid is generally shielded against E2.

By contrast, the E3 pulse is much slower, a result of the nuclear explosion affecting the earth’s magnetic field, and is very similar to the effects of an intense solar storm.

The E3 effect of a nuclear blast or severe solar storm would be to create massive currents on power lines, which could then destroy electrical transformers and potentially impact power plants as well.


Older, vacuum tube (valve) based equipment is generally much less vulnerable to nuclear EMP than solid state equipment, which is much more susceptible to damage by large but brief voltage and current surges.
One curious facet of an EMP event is that we wouldn’t even feel it pass through our bodies.
The EMP would pass unnoticed through us, even as it fried the iPhones and Galaxies in our pockets, knocked out our telecommunications system, rendered our cars and computers without the ability to function, and took out our power grid.

We would have little idea of the long-term effects awaiting us because there would be no communication as in the past. No easy long distance mobility. Nothing that our highly evolved, sophisticated, and electronic society relies on would be available to all, or even to the majority of Americans.

"The Potential Consequences Are Almost Unimaginable", wrote Forbes back in 2014.


There’s an excerpted summary from the 2008 Report of 'the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack' that would make great science fiction reading. 
Unfortunately, it’s not science fiction but scientific fact.


SEE, WE'VE KNOWN ALL THAT FOR YEARS, BEFORE THIS SUMMARY.
IT'S BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT IN EVERY MAINSTREAM MEDIA, IN BOLD HEADLINES, OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
BUT NOTHING OF ANY MAJOR CONSEQUENCE WHATSOEVER HAS BEEN DONE TO SAFEGUARD OUR GRID WHEN THIS HAPPENS...WHEN, NOT IF, WHEN.

AFTER SO MANY WARNINGS TO CONGRESS AND THE PRESS OVER A PERIOD OF DECADES NOW, STILL NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE AMERICANS FOR SUCH A REAL, SUCH A STRONG POSSIBILITY AS SURVIVAL WITHOUT A POWER GRID FOR MONTHS TO YEARS.

THE ONLY REASON I DECIDED TO WRITE THIS BLOG ENTRY IS TO GET READERS TO THINK ABOUT THIS, TO ASK HOW WE WOULD ALL SURVIVE AND MAKE IT THROUGH SUCH AN EVENT.
WE NEED A WORKABLE PLAN AND WE NEED TO PREPARE NOW FOR WHAT IS SURE TO COME AT SOME POINT IN OUR LIVES AND IN THE LIVES OF OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN.
WE MUST BE AS PREPARED AS WE CAN POSSIBLY BE. WE ARE ON OUR OWN IN THIS, OBVIOUSLY.


~ Congress warned North Korean EMP attack would kill '90% of all Americans'
(Washington Examiner)
(Be aware that warning came from one Congressman who had read a book about post-EMP disaster.)


~ Failure to Protect U.S. Against Electromagnetic Pulse Threat Coul
d Make 9/11 Look Trivial Someday...FORBES

~ Understanding North Korea's EMP Threat | HuffPost



~ Millions of American lives could be at stake as North Korea threatens EMP attack: FOX...



~ Iran endorses nuclear EMP attack on United States


~ Some deal: Iran could wipe out the United States | The Seattle Times



~ How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans | TheHill


~ 2017 The Year On An EMP Attack –7 Actions To Take Immediately


~ North Korea Threatens Electromagnetic Pulse Attack on US


EVEN RUSSIA HAS TRIED TO DRIVE THIS POINT HOME TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS.

~ Iran, North Korea Could Attack US With EMP - Sputnik International


BUT IT'S NOT JUST A THREAT FROM IRAN AND NORTH KOREA, OR EVEN FROM CHINA OR RUSSIA, IT'S ALSO A GIVEN THAT, AT SOME POINT IN TIME, OUR OWN SUN WILL BLAST US WITH A CORONAL MASS EJECTION (CME) THAT WILL BE AS VIOLENT AS OR MORE VIOLENT THAN THE 'CARRINGTON EVENT' WHICH, HAD IT HAPPENED TODAY, WOULD HAVE KNOCKED OUT THE POWER GRID IN OVER HALF THE WORLD'S NATIONS FOR AT LEAST A YEAR OR LONGER.

WE'D BE FIGHTING ONE ANOTHER FOR REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT PARTS TO RESTART THE GRID. CHAOS WOULD ERUPT EVERYWHERE IFTHE GRID WAS DOWN. 
IT WOULD BE COMPLETE AND UTTER MADNESS AND OUR CONGRESS KNOWS THIS BUT DOES NOTHING, JUST NOTHING, YEAR AFTER YEAR.


What If the Biggest Solar Storm on Record Happened Today?
FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, DO READ THE ABOVE ARTICLE FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.



AS ONE FAIRLY GOOD ARTICLE PUT IT BACK IN 2013:
OUR E.M.P. VULNERABILITY INVITES DISASTER
"According to a blue-ribbon commission empaneled by Congress in the last decade to evaluate this EMP threat, the effect of such an attack – perhaps delivered by a relatively short-range ballistic missile launched from a ship off a U.S. coast – would be “catastrophic.” That is because, at present, our grid has not been “hardened” to withstand such electromagnetic pulses.

As a result, the EMP Threat Commission found that our bulk power system and particularly its key components – notably, roughly 1,000 large and smaller transformers that are its backbone – would be damaged or destroyed. This would cause power outages that would be widespread, protracted and result in the rapid and enduring collapse of all other critical infrastructures (food, water, medical, telecommunications, transportation, finance, etc.)

The Commission’s chairman, Dr. William Graham, put a fine point on the magnitude of the catastrophe. He estimated that within a year of such a take-down of our grid, nine-out-of-ten Americans would be dead.

To make matters worse, as Michael Del Rosso, the former chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee, added – even if no hostile power responds catastrophically to our vulnerability to EMP, a similar level of devastation can be caused by natural phenomena.
Specifically, intense solar flaring of the kind currently occurring could, according to an estimate by Lloyds of London, leave up to 40 million Americans without power for as long as two years.

That such a sun-induced occurrence will afflict our planet is not merely a hypothetical possibility. It is a matter of when, not if. In fact, the earth’s orbit recently missed by one week intersecting with the devastating geomagnetic disturbances caused by a powerful coronal mass ejection.

So great is our vulnerability and so high are the stakes if it is not promptly mitigated that an informal EMP Coalition has just been established to raise awareness and campaign for corrective action.

Its bipartisan honorary co-chairs are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey. And its partners include many of the most knowledgeable and effective experts, organizations and activists in this field including: EMPact America, the Electric Infrastructure Security Council, High Frontier and the Center for Security Policy."

FROM THE ONLINE MAGAZINE WEBSITE OF "THE CENTER FOR THE NATIONAL INTEREST"
JUNE 5, 2017
"An EMP attack does not require an accurate guidance system because the area of effect, having a radius of hundreds or thousands of kilometers, is so large. No reentry vehicle is needed because the warhead is detonated at high-altitude, above the atmosphere.
Missile reliability matters little because only one missile has to work to make an EMP attack.

North Korea could make an EMP attack against the United States by launching a short-range missile off a freighter or submarine or by lofting a warhead to 30 kilometers burst height by balloon. While such lower-altitude EMP attacks would not cover the whole US mainland, as would an attack at higher-altitude (300 kilometers), even a balloon-lofted warhead detonated at 30 kilometers altitude could blackout the Eastern Grid that supports most of the population and generates 75 percent of US electricity.
A STRIKE BY SATELLITE WOULD AFFECT AN AREA THOUSANDS OF MILES WIDE.
Moreover, an EMP attack could be made by a North Korean satellite. The design of an EMP or even a super-EMP weapon could be relatively small and lightweight, resembling the US W-79 Enhanced Radiation Warhead nuclear artillery shell of the 1980s, designed in the 1950s. Such a device could fit inside North Korea’s Kwangmyongsong-3 (KMS-3) and Kwangmyongsong-4 (KMS-4) satellites that presently orbit the Earth. The south polar trajectory of KMS-3 and KMS-4 evades US Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radars and National Missile Defenses, resembling a Russian secret weapon developed during the Cold War, called the Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS) that would have used a nuclear-armed satellite to make a surprise EMP attack on the United States.

The high-altitude EMP (HEMP) threat of interest requires exo-atmospheric detonation, at 30 kilometers altitude or above, and produces EMP out to ranges of hundreds to thousands of miles.
Damage and upset to electronic systems will happen from E1 EMP field strengths far below Liu’s “15,000 volts/meter or higher.”

A one meter wire connected to a semiconductor device, such as a mouse cord or interconnection cable, would place hundreds to thousands of volts on microelectronic devices out to ranges of hundreds of miles for low-yield devices. Based on our experience with many EMP tests, semiconductor junctions operate at a few volts, and will experience breakdown at a few volts over their operating point, allowing their power supply to destroy exposed junctions.

Digital electronics can be upset by extraneous pulses of a few volts. For unmanned control systems present within the electric power grid, long-haul communication repeater stations, and gas pipelines, an electronic upset is tantamount to permanent damage. Temporary upset of electronics can also have catastrophic consequences for military operations. No electronics should be considered invulnerable to EMP unless hardened or tested to certify survivability.

When assessing the potential vulnerability of US military forces and civilian critical infrastructures to EMP, it is necessary to be mindful of the complex interdependencies of these highly-networked systems, because EMP upset and damage of a very small fraction of the total system can cause total system failure.
Some highly-critical unprotected electronics have been upset or damaged in simulated EMP tests, not at “15,000 volts/meter or higher,” but at threat levels far below 1,000 volts/meter.

Real world failures of electric grids from various causes indicate that the Congressional EMP Commission, US Department of Defense, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), US Department of Homeland Security, and US Defense Threat Reduction Agency are right that a nuclear EMP attack would have catastrophic consequences. Significant and highly-disruptive blackouts have been caused by single-point failures cascading into system-wide failures, originating from damage comprising far less than 1 percent of the total system.

In contrast to blackouts caused by single-point or small-scale failures, a nuclear EMP attack would inflict massive widespread damage to the electric grid, causing millions of failure points. With few exceptions, the US national electric grid is unhardened and untested against nuclear EMP attack. In the event of a nuclear EMP attack on the United States, a widespread protracted blackout is inevitable. This common sense assessment is also supported by the nation’s best computer modeling.

REMEMBER THESE?
-- The Great Northeast Blackout of 2003—that put 50 million people in the dark for a day, contributed to at least 11 deaths, and cost an estimated $6 billion—originated from a single failure point when a powerline contacted a tree branch, damaging less than 0.0000001 (0.00001%) of the total system.

-- The New York City Blackout of 1977, which resulted in the arrest of 4,500 looters and injury of 550 police officers, was caused by a lightning strike on a substation that tripped two circuit breakers.

-- India’s nationwide blackout of 2012—the largest blackout in history, effecting 670 million people, 9% of the world population—was caused by overload of a single high-voltage powerline.
   

NOW I DON'T CARE WHO WRITES SUCH AN ARTICLE, THE FACTS ARE IN IT, THE TRUTH IS THERE AND WE'D DO WELL TO LISTEN AND MAKE WHATEVER PLANS WE CAN MAKE FOR WHEN, NOT IF, BUT WHEN THIS HAPPENS.
IF WE FAIL TO DO SO, WE HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME BUT OURSELVES WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE AND WE DON'T HAVE A CLUE HOW TO SURVIVE. 

EACH OF US MUST DECIDE WHAT WE'RE CAPABLE OF DOING IN RESPONSE TO SUCH AN EVENT, REALISTICALLY, AND SET ABOUT METHODICALLY, CALMLY TO INSURE OUR SURVIVAL.

I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR YEARS HERE BECAUSE I AM 100% CONVINCED THAT WHETHER BY IRAN, WHO ABHORS US AND CALLS AMERICA "THE GREAT SATAN", OR BY CRAZY BOY KIM JONG UN, WHO WOULD BLAST US JUST FOR FUN, OR WHETHER BY THE SUN OR OTHER "SPACE WEATHER", WE WILL SEE THIS IN OUR LIFETIMES.

COUNT ON IT, PREPARE YOUR MINDS FOR IT, AND PLAN FOR WHATEVER YOUR FAMILY WILL REQUIRE TO SURVIVE IT. THEN HOPE THAT WE WHO ARE SAYING SUCH THINGS ARE WRONG.

"BE PREPARED"...FOR ANYTHING...FOR EVERYTHING.
ONLY A FOOL WOULDN'T DO ALL HE COULD TO LIVE THROUGH A DISASTER HE KNOWS IS COMING.



_______________________


POSTSCRIPT AND SOURCES NOT CITED ABOVE:

P.S.:
Some of you may have friends who work in the "Intelligence agencies" of America. IF you do and a bigger IF they are honest, they just may tell you that it is common knowledge in that community that certain media are used for "damage control" when honest information that might incite American people to take action and DEMAND changes that would be too costly for Congress to consider, things like DEMANDING WE GET EMP-PREPARED.
Those HONEST employees, your honest friends, would, just off the top of their heads, name among the 10 top sites for dispelling "scare stories" that "incite the public to riot" as...
1. SNOPES
2. POPULAR SCIENCE
3. POPULAR MECHANICS.

Those last 2 have been used for over 50 years to accomplish the calming of the masses.

Case in point?
The Popular Mechanics 2017 articles to dispel the "fear" of EMP attacks, like this one from March of this year:

"No, North Korea Can't Kill 90 Percent of Americans.
Pyongyang isn't going to knock out the electrical grid and cause riots at the supermarket"

Allow me to point out that the propaganda techniques and flawed logic of such an article ARE BLATANTLY OBVIOUS to the well-informed.
Right away you will see ...
.
WEAK INFERENCE (or False Cause): Weak inference is when a judgment is made with insufficient evidence, or that the conclusion does not necessarily follow from the evidence given.

MISUSE OF STATISTICS: Absolute and proportional quantities are mixed.

STEREOTYPING: Giving a person or an idea a bad label by using an easy to remember pejorative name.

USE OF 'ad hominem' ATTACK (also called Deflection): You attack the messenger, instead of the argument or evidence that is presented.

USE OF 'tu quoque' ATTACK: accusing another of committing a logical fallacy or propaganda technique instead of addressing the claim of the argument and evidence.

DISTORTION OF DATA or OUT OF CONTEXT or CARD STACKING or CHERRY PICKING:
This technique is used to convince the audience by using ONLY SELECTED information and not presenting the COMPLETE story.
Manipulating information to make something (or someone?) appear better (or worse) than it is, often by unfair comparison or omitting facts.

A propaganda technique is an improper appeal to emotion used for the purpose of swaying the opinions of an audience.
Accusing someone who is presenting FACTS of trying to "scare" others, of being a "fear monger" while never mentioning that the FACTS are CORRECT.

IF YOU READ ONLY THE FOLLOWING SOURCES, I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT YOU WILL BE AMONG THE BEST-INFORMED HUMAN BEINGS ON EARTH AS REGARDS E.M.P. CAPABILITY AND ITS AFTERMATH.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
WE LEARN SO THAT WE DO NOT PERISH!



GRID DOWN FOR 4 TO 10 YEARS.
~ According to Electric Infrastructure Security Council, Report: USSR Nuclear EMP Upper Atmosphere Kazakhstan Test 184, (www.eiscouncil.org/APP_Data/upload/a4ce4b06-1a77-44d-83eb-842bb2a56fc6.pdf), citing research by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a comparable EMP event over the U.S. today “would likely damage about 365 large transformers in the U.S. power grid, leaving about 40 percent of the U.S. population without electrical power for 4 to 10 years.”

~ John S. Foster, Jr., Earl Gjelde, William R. Graham, Robert J. Hermann, Henry M. Kluepfel, Richard L. Lawson, Gordon K. Soper, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., and Joan B. Woodard, Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack: Critical National Infrastructures (Washington, D.C.: EMP Commission, April 2008), http://www.empcommission.org/ docs/A2473-EMP_Commission-7MB.pdf.

~ Foster, et al., Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, Volume. 1: Executive Report, 4-8.

~ For the BEST unclassified modeling assessment of likely damage to the US national electric grid from nuclear EMP attack see:

US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Interagency Report, coordinated with the Department of Defense and Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Electromagnetic Pulse: Effects on the U.S. Power Grid, Executive Summary (2010);

FERC Interagency Report by Edward Savage, James Gilbert and William Radasky, The Early-Time (E1) High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and Its Impact on the U.S. Power Grid (Meta-R-320) Metatech Corporation (January 2010);

FERC Interagency Report by James Gilbert, John Kappenman, William Radasky, and Edward Savage, The Late-Time (E3) High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and Its Impact on the U.S. Power Grid (Meta-R-321) Metatech Corporation (January 2010).

~ Peter V. Pry, Statement Before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security Hearing on Terrorism and the EMP Threat to Homeland Security: “Foreign Views of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack,” March 8, 2005, https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-109shrg21324/pdf/CHRG-109shrg21324.pdf.;





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MISSING:SECURITY GUARD SHOT BY PADDOCK RESURFACES


DEGENERES STATED THAT CAMPOS WILL NOT BE DOING OTHER INTERVIEWS AND WAS NOT PAID TO BE ON HER PROGRAM.
CAMPOS REPEATED HIS INITIAL STORY THAT HE WAS RESPONDING TO A 'GUEST ROOM DOOR AJAR", BUT FORMER STAFF HAVE SAID THERE IS NO SUCH ALARM FOR GUEST ROOMS.

THE MAINTENANCE MAN, STEPHEN SCHUCK, WHOM MGM HAS STATED WAS SENT TO CHECK ON THE BLOCKED STAIRWELL DOOR SITUATION AFTER CAMPOS RADIOED THAT IN, STATED THAT "ALL WAS QUIET" AS HE APPROACHED PADDOCK'S DOOR, THEN GUNFIRE ERUPTED JUST AS CAMPOS CALLED OUT TO HIM TO TAKE COVER.

Schuck, the building engineer, said he had just rounded the corner when he noticed Campos and started to hear the gunfire. At first he thought it was a jackhammer, he said, but knew that crews wouldn’t be working that late at night.

Campos “leaned out and he said, ‘Take cover! Take cover!’ and yelled at me,” Schuck recalled. “Within milliseconds, if he didn’t say that I would have got hit.”

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTS IT THIS WAY:
" It was quiet as Schuck walked toward Paddock's end of the hallway. "
THIS WOULD MEAN THAT CAMPOS WAS SHOT, THE GUNMAN CEASED FIRE, THE MAINTENANCE MAN ARRIVED TO NO GUNFIRE, OBVIOUSLY NOT WARNED ABOUT A SHOOTER AS HE JUST WALKED RIGHT OUT INTO THE HALLWAY, THEN THE GUNMAN AGAIN FIRED INTO THE HALLWAY BEFORE OPENING FIRE ON THE CROWD BELOW.
CAMPOS STATES IN THIS INTERVIEW THAT HE DID NOT TELL THE HOTEL HE WAS SHOT WHEN HE USED HIS RADIO TO REPORT THE BLOCKED STAIRWELL DOOR AND DRILLING SOUNDS INSIDE ROOM 135, (Officials have said that Paddock appeared to be drilling into a wall inside his room for unknown reasons.) BUT THAT HE DID TELL THEM HE WAS SHOT WHEN HE USED HIS CELL PHONE TO CALL BACK TO THE HOTEL.
"Rather than using his radio to say that he was wounded, he used his cellphone, “just to clear radio traffic so they could coordinate the rest of the call,” he said."

WAIT, WHAT?
HE'S SHOT, THERE IS SOMEONE IN ROOM 135 SHOOTING AT HIM AND HE'S WOUNDED, OTHER GUESTS ARE IN DANGER, BUT HE DOESN'T MENTION THAT, JUST MENTIONS THE BLOCKED DOOR?
HE DOESN'T SAY, "HEY, TELL WHOEVER YOU SEND TO FIX THE DOOR THAT HE COULD GET SHOT"?
THAT'S CRAZY!

WHY WOULDN'T CAMPOS WARN ABOUT THE SHOOTER SO NO ONE ELSE CAME UNDER POSSIBLE FIRE?
WHY ASK FOR MAINTENANCE TO COME UP JUST TO GET SHOT? 

CAMPOS HAD A CELLPHONE, WHY DIDN'T HE DIAL 911 AND SCREAM FOR HELP, FOR AN AMBULANCE, FOR ANYTHING?

WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHEN THE MAINTENANCE MAN CHANGES HIS STORY TO FIT THE MGM/CAMPOS STORY.
SURELY HE HEARD GUNFIRE FROM THE FLOOR BELOW AS HE WENT UP, JUST LIKE SEVERAL HOTEL GUESTS IN ROOMS ABOVE AND BELOW THE 32nd FLOOR REPORTED GUNFIRE?


THE FIRST PHOTOS OF SECURITY GUARD JESUS CAMPOS HAVE BEEN RELEASED FOLLOWING HIS STRANGE AND SUDDEN DISAPPEARANCE.

CAMPOS IS SECOND FROM RIGHT, HOLDING A PLAQUE IN THE ABOVE PHOTO.


HE SIMPLY VANISHED.


WHILE FOX NEWS WAS THE FIRST TO REPORT CAMPOS MISSING, WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN, OTHER NEWS SERVICES PICKED UP THE STORY, BUT NOT MAINSTREAM MEDIA.
WHY NOT?
THIS COULD TURN INTO AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT, COULDN'T IT?


MAYBE THE NEXT "BIG NEWS" WILL BE THAT CAMPOS' BODY HAS BEEN FOUND, DEATH RULED A SUICIDE, HE WAS INDEED AN ACCOMPLICE TO PADDOCK, CASE CLOSED?

WHILE RESEARCHING FOR THIS BLOG, I FOUND A STARLING FACT...CAMPOS HAD A "MASTER KEY CARD" THAT UNLOCKED ALL HOTEL ROOMS.

SHERIFF LOMBARDO PRAISED HIM FOR GIVING POLICE THAT CARD TO UNLOCK ROOMS TO EVACUATE OTHER GUESTS ON THE 32nd FLOOR.

FROM ABC NEWS, OCT. 6, 2017:
"His bravery was amazing," Lombardo added. "He gave our officers the key card for the room and then continued clearing rooms until he was ordered to go seek attention."

Lombardo added that Paddock fired "well over 200 rounds" into the hallway when the security guard approached. Paddock had set up a camera in the hallway, apparently to watch for approaching authorities.

"It's amazing" that Campos didn't sustain more injuries, Lombardo said"    

IT'S "AMAZING" ALRIGHT, AND JUST ABOUT LOGISTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BE MISSED BY 199 BULLETS IN A NARROW HALLWAY.

BUT NOW WE KNOW THAT SECURITY OFFICERS DID HAVE A "MASTER" KEY CARD THAT OPENED EVERY DOOR IN THAT HOTEL.

WELL, NOW JESUS CAMPOS IS JUST GONE...

MAYBE HE'LL SHOW UP, MAYBE NOT.

ABC reporter Stephanie Walsh reported on Thursday night that Jesus went missing.

"Media scrum tonight as we learn security officer shot in Vegas attack, Jesus Campos’ whereabouts are unknown". pic.twitter.com/Jk09tRlPsX

— Stephanie Wash (@WashNews)

"Jesus Campos was given an award this week for responding to the 32nd floor suite of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock.

The award was given to Campos on Tuesday. He disappeared on Thursday."


NO ONE HAS HAD CONTACT WITH CAMPOS SINCE HE APPARENTLY LEFT WITH HIS PERSONAL  SECURITY GUARD AND ANOTHER UNION MEMBER FROM A HOTEL SUITE THURSDAY EVENING, JUST BEFORE HE WAS SCHEDULED TO GRANT LIVE INTERVIEWS TO FIVE NEWS MEDIA.

THE UNION SPOKESMAN HAS STATED HE DOES NOT KNOW WHY CAMPOS LEFT, WHERE HE IS, NOR WHAT STATE OF HEALTH HE WAS IN WHEN HE ALLEGEDLY WAS TAKEN TO A "QUICK CLINIC" FOR MEDICAL REASONS.
HE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT CLINIC NOR EXACTLY WHO TOOK CAMPOS FROM THE HOTEL.  


“The union doesn’t have any idea where he’s at at this time,” said David Hickey, international president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America, which represents security guards at Mandalay Bay.

Hickey said he had been with Campos for the last four days, along with another union member, helping him prepare for media interviews. He said Campos was staying in a Las Vegas-area hotel suite, with a living room and an adjoining bedroom.

On Thursday at about 1 p.m., Hickey said he and the union’s local president took a meeting with MGM officials in the bedroom, while Campos, the other union member and a security guard hired by MGM to protect Campos waited in the living room.

At 2 p.m., when Hickey emerged from the meeting, he said Campos and the other people were gone.

Hickey said he called and texted the other union member. The only response he received is that Campos was being taken to a Quick Care health clinic.

Since then, he indicated Friday afternoon, he has heard nothing about the trio’s whereabouts.

“It’s a strange story,” Hickey said. “But it is what it is.”

Hickey said Campos was scheduled to do the Sean Hannity show on Fox News at about 6 p.m. Thursday from a local TV studio. After that, he was going to do interviews with NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN.

Hickey said he is not concerned for Campos’ safety, just his health. When asked if he thought MGM had anything to do with Campos’ disappearance, Hickey simply noted that "the corporation was taking care of him."

On Scene Investigation & Security Inc. was hired to provide 24-hour security at the home. A white truck is often parked outside or near the house, manned by security officers who intercept any strangers who approach the house.

A security guard named Troy, who declined to provide his last name, said CNN, Fox and various other local media outlets were camped outside the home for several days, typically arriving at 8:30 a.m. and leaving around 6 p.m.

Troy declined to say how many guards had been hired, who hired them or whether Campos was in the house.

Hickey said Campos was eager to tell his story and wanted to get it out in one day.
“He’s got a great story to tell,” Hickey said.  

MEANWHILE, CAMPOS IS NO LONGER LISTED ON MGM RESORTS' EMPLOYEES PAGE.
MANDALAY BAY HOTEL/CASINO SPOKESPERSONS HAVE OFFERED NO COMMENT ABOUT THE REMOVAL OF HIS NAME.


The employee profile for the Mandalay Bay hotel security guard who was shot by Las Vegas killer Steven Paddock has been scrubbed from the internal MGM employee database, according to exclusive pictures obtained by investigative journalist Laura Loomer.

According to Loomer’s source, Campos no longer appears with other employees whose names begin with the letter “j,” though the log does show a "Jesus A," employed as "Security Officer III."

A corporate media spokesman for MGM Resorts International declined to comment on the report, and instead referenced the recent statement by the Clark County Sheriff's Office regarding Jesus Campos.

DID THIS ARTICLE ABOUT "MYSTERIOUS JESUS CAMPOS" FROM NEWSWEEK ON OCT. 10 SPOOK CAMPOS OR MGM RESORTS OFFICIALS AND THE UNION?

"Much of Campos's story and background remains a mystery.
At first, Campos, a guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, was hailed a hero for helping guide police to gunman Stephen Paddock's room on the 32nd floor. Police said Campos was shot in the leg at the end of Paddock's assault on concertgoers—potentially distracting the gunman and causing him to panic and kill himself.

But now, questions have been raised after Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo revised the timeline and said Campos had actually been shot about 9:59 p.m.—a full six minutes before the mass shooting began at 10:05 p.m.—which means the guard could have instead led Paddock to start opening fire on the crowd for fear of being caught."

SOME JOURNALISTS HAVE ASKED FOR INFORMATION REGARDING A "GAG ORDER" THE CAMPOS FAMILY APPEARS TO BE UNDER.

Investigative journalist Mike Tokes visited the Campos home on Thursday night. He confirmed the family is under a gag order.

Comment from family of Jesus Campos at his home in Las Vegas:

"We can't talk about stuff right now"

Is the family under @fbi gag order? https://t.co/mb04MqTlA5

— Mike Tokes (@MikeTokes) October 13, 2017


I just doorstopped #JesusCampos after it was reported he canceled his interview with @seanhannity. I can confirm his family has a gag order. https://t.co/lNMaaaZzWC

— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 13, 2017 

'THE BLAZE' ALSO REPORTED THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CAMPOS AND POSSIBILITY OF A GAG ORDER.
THAT ARTICLE MENTIONED THAT MAJOR MEDIA HAD LEFT THE CAMPOS HOME AREA, THOUGH THEY HAD BEEN CAMPED OUT THERE FOR DAYS PRIOR TO CAMPOS' DISAPPEARANCE.

SEVERAL JOURNALISTS SAY THEY WERE BARRED FROM CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF JOE LOMBARDO'S MOST RECENT PRESS CONFERENCE AND THE SHERIFF DID NOT TAKE NOR ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMPOS' WHEREABOUTS.

THAT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED BY OTHER JOURNALISTS.
WHY BAR ANYONE?

MANDALAY BAY HAS MADE NO COMMENTS REGARDING THE QUESTIONABLE USE OF A FREIGHT ELEVATOR POSSIBLY ACCESSED MORE THAN ONCE BY THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTER, STEPHEN PADDOCK, DURING HIS STAY THERE.

CBS NEWS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO BREAK THAT STORY BACK ON OCT 11.

"Law enforcement sources told CBS News that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is believed to have used the freight elevator at the Mandalay Bay hotel casino in the days leading up to last week's deadly attack. It wasn't clear what Paddock used the freight elevator for or how often he used it."  

HOWEVER ANOTHER RESORT'S CEO IN INTERVIEW WITH FOX' CHRIS WALLACE STATED THEIR POLICY ON FREIGHT ELEVATOR USE:
"Unsolicited remarks Sunday by hotel and casino mogul Steve Wynn about civilian access to hotel freight elevators during his Sunday interview with Chris Wallace.

Mr. Wynn, who is the current CEO of Wynn Resorts, which operates multiple hotel casinos in Las Vegas, noted that “nobody” in his companies history “has ever walked in a service elevator unless they were accompanied by a security official.”

To this Fox Sunday host Chris Wallace interjected and asked if Mr. Wynn was inferring that Paddock had used a service elevator in the Mandalay Bay hotel.

“I’m just saying .. anything like that. I’m not sure he did. But nobody ever goes in the back of the house unaccompanied by security,” Mr. Wynn replied after stuttering for a moment before responding."  

NO ONE WAS ALLOWED TO USE THAT ELEVATOR UNLESS THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY A SECURITY GUARD?
WHO ACCOMPANIED PADDOCK?  

ODDLY, THERE FOLLOWED A 'HOAX' NEWS REPORT WHICH APPEARED TO COME FROM CNN (IT'S NOW BEING CALLED A 'FAKE' CNN WEB PAGE) THAT CARRIED THE HEADLINE THAT JESUS CAMPOS HAD BEEN ARRESTED AS AN ACCOMPLICE TO STEPHEN PADDOCK IN THE VEGAS SHOOTINGS.
SNOPES AND OTHERS POSTED THE "TRUTH" AND THAT WAS THAT.... RIGHT?


On 12 October 2017, an impostor CNN lookalike web site doubled down on that tidbit of fake news by posting an article holding that Campos (whose name was repeatedly misspelled as “Compos”) was not only suspected of being an accomplice to the shooting, but had actually been arrested on the grounds that he, too, shot at concert-goers from the Mandalay Bay’s 32nd floor suite — and then shot the real perpetrator in the head...  

AND MGM RESORTS CONTINUES THEIR BRAWL WITH LVMPD AND SHERIFF LOMBARDO:

ABC NEWS, WMAR BALTIMORE, OCT. 11, 2017:


"Mandalay Bay staff did not call Las Vegas police until after Stephen Paddock had already begun firing on the concertgoers, according to "World News Tonight" on ABC.

ABC's information comes from an anonymous source who has reviewed records from the hotel-casino.

According to the report, Mandalay Bay staff did not call police when security guard Jesus Campos reported internally that someone was shooting on the 32nd floor. Nor did they call police when building engineer Stephen Schuck also reported internally that someone was firing at him on the 32nd floor.   

WHERE WILL IT END, HOW WILL IT END?
IS CAMPOS GONE FOR GOOD?

THIS ENTIRE THING HAS BEEN A FIASCO OF INCOMPETENCE, BACK-TRACKING, CHANGING STORY LINES AND BAD REPORTING FROM START TO NOW.

IT WILL END JUST AS THOSE "IN CHARGE" DECIDE IT WILL END AND WE, THE PUBLIC, WILL LIKELY NEVER KNOW THE TRUTH.
MEANWHILE, WHY ISN'T MAINSTREAM MEDIA SCREAMING, "WHERE IS JESUS CAMPOS?"



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