ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- More than 1,000 airmen are at Alaska's Elmendorf and Eielson Air Force Bases for this month's Red Flag Alaska, an international training exercise.
The training unites forces from all over the world. Airmen from Japan, South Korea, Belgium and Romania joined U.S. forces for the exercise.
"We have very little training opportunities in Belgium, so this is one of the chances we have to take to get this done," said Maj. Kurt Deprez, a member of Belgium's air force.
South Korea, a country already accustomed to working with U.S. troops, is also in Alaska to strengthen the two nations' ties after the reported sinking of a South Korean warship by a North Korean submarine.
Islamabad, July 13, IRNA — Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will participate in forthcoming multinational Air Force Exercise “Red Flag” in United States scheduled to commence on 15 July, PAF said Monday.
“A contingent of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16 combat aircraft along with fighter pilots and technical crew departed for the US, to participate in the forthcoming multinational Air Force Exercise “Red Flag”,” a PAF statement said.
Some of the leading Air Forces of the world including the United States Air Force would take part in the exercise, it said. PAF F-16s would fly across the Atlantic Ocean to participate in Red Flag exercise.
Red Flag, one of the most reputed Air Force exercises in the world, is being held periodically in USA since 1975.
“PAF’s participation in this exercise would further hone the skills of its combat and technical crew in facing the challenges of effectively employing Air Power in the 21st century,” the statement said.
Senator Pervez Rashid of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz on Saturday said imposition of sanctions against Iran is not justified and amounts to collective punishment. He added under the United Nations (UN) charter every person enjoys basic fundamental rights and the UN by imposing sanctions against Iran itself has violated the charter.
“Sanctions have always produced negative result and I being Pakistani politician is very much against the law of sanctions”, he said.
He said sanctions could destabilize the whole region.
BP with oversight from NATO and the help of several government agencies has successfully tested a Nuclear explosively pumped flux compression generator (EPFCG). It is a device used to generate a high-power electromagnetic pulse by compressing magnetic flux using high explosive.
Will the Arctic Be Spoiled By a Spill?
“This is a great opportunity, not only to support our partners like the Coast Guard in meeting the Government of Canada’s objectives for the North, but also to expand upon the Air Force’s ability to operate in the Arctic,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Iain Huddleston, commanding officer of 429 (Transport) Squadron, which operates the CC-177 fleet out of 8 Wing Trenton, Ont.
Not only will the operation exhibit the ability of Canada’s Air Force to operate in the North – which it does on a regular basis through search and rescue, sovereignty and reconnaissance patrols and defending the airspace of Canada and the U.S. under NORAD – but the transport of the Coast Guard RAT kit via CC-177 is a demonstration of Canada’s strategic airlift capacity.
It also illustrates the Government of Canada’s consideration and respect for the environment. During Operation Nanook, the Canadian Forces will be working closely with territorial and municipal representatives to ensure compliance with their expectations for proper environmental management.
location deep in the Canadian Arctic.
Previous reports of Canadian troops deploying to the Gulf Coast were incorrect. British and Canadian troops were seen departing from Edmonton Alberta and the Cold Lake Air base for undisclosed training in Northern Canada.
Fort McPherson located in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada is said to 80km from the test site.
The USGS and Canada Earthquake center are reporting a mild earthquake in the region registering between 3.8 and 4.2 magnitude.
Indications for the EPFCG plan point towards using the weapon to instantly melt rock and trace metals in the well shaft and surrounding area. Some sort of soft metal would also have to be pumped into the well before the EPFCG device could be detonated.
According to sources at the test site, there would be two near simultaneous explosions from the device. The first detonation would be an induced Plasma event made by an ectromagnetic pulse than would generate enough heat to melt the rock and metal, followd by a percussion wave that would briefly neutralize the huge pressure in the well. In a few microseconds thousands and cubic meters of bed rock and metal would be instantly fused together sealing the oil well.
Stage 1 of the test occurred at CFB Suffield where a non-nuclear EPFCG was detonated in a operational oil well.
Stage 2 was the testing of the nuclear percussion weapon in the high Canadian Arctic.
What can be confirmed with little effort is the sudden influx of NATO soldiers and unprecented air traffic occurring at CFB Cold Lake and the total lock down at CFB Suffield. A Calgary Sun photographer was tossed to the ground and arrested for trying to take pictures on Monday.
My source was willing to be identified but I will only confirm that he is an Inuit member of the Canadian Rangers, a volunteer miltia that is tasked with coastal and northern security patrols by the Canadian Forces
Bob Nurse, the director of emergency response and security for the St. John's Regional Airport Authority, said one of the plane's four engines had a hydraulic failure and was shut down as a precaution. The plane was en route from Iqaluit, Nunavut, to St. John's when the engine failed about an hour before landing.
Emergency personnel were on standby at the St. John's airport, but the plane and the 13 people on board landed safely.
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'Super Weapon' to end BP Gulf Oil Spill Nightmare
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, July 2 - His face wracked by age and his voice rasping after decades of chain-smoking coarse tobacco, the former long-time Russian Minister of nuclear energy and veteran Soviet physicist Viktor Mikhailov knows just how to fix BP's oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
"A nuclear explosion over the leak," he says nonchalantly puffing a cigarette as he sits in a conference room at the Institute of Strategic Stability, where he is a director. "I don't know what BP is waiting for, they are wasting their time. Only about 10 kilotons of nuclear explosion capacity and the problem is solved."
A nuclear fix to the leaking well has been touted online and in the occasional newspaper op-ed for weeks now. Washington has repeatedly dismissed the idea and BP execs say they are not considering an explosion -- nuclear or otherwise. But as a series of efforts to plug the 60,000 barrels of oil a day gushing from the sea floor have failed, talk of an extreme solution refuses to die.
For some, blasting the problem seems the most logical answer in the world. Mikhailov has had a distinguished career in the nuclear field, helping to close a Soviet Union program that used nuclear explosions to seal gas leaks. Ordinarily he's an opponent of nuclear blasts, but he says an underwater explosion in the Gulf of Mexico would not be harmful and could cost no more than $10 million. That compares with the $2.35 billion BP has paid out in cleanup and compensation costs so far. "This option is worth the money," he says.
And it's not just Soviet boffins. Milo Nordyke, one of the masterminds behind U.S research into peaceful nuclear energy in the 1960s and '70s says a nuclear explosion is a logical last-resort solution for BP and the government. Matthew Simmons, a former energy adviser to U.S. President George W. Bush and the founder of energy investment-banking firm Simmons & Company International, is another calling for the nuclear option.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced Monday that Missouri will be one of 10 states to host National Guard Homeland Response Force units to help coordinate federal response to a terrorist attack.
The Defense Department will place one unit in each of the 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency regions. Missouri is located in Region VII, which administers FEMA programs and coordinates federal disaster response in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
The units will include about 570 personnel composed of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive response specialists, as well as command and control and security forces.
According to a news release from Rep Ike Skelton’s (D-Mo.) office, the Missouri Homeland Response Force will be established in Fiscal Year 2012. The units will be ready to respond within six to 12 hours of an event, bringing medical, search and extraction, decontamination, security, and command and control capabilities to bear in a regional response.
“I am very pleased Missouri will host a National Guard Homeland Response Force. Keeping Americans safe is our number one priority, and this new Homeland Response Force is part of DoD’s efforts to improve emergency response,” Skelton said.
According to the DoD announcement, the move came about following the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review — a congressionally mandated report put together every four years that highlights changes and challenges in national defense strategy. The 2010 report calls for improved coordination with civilian officials and providing resources for large-scale emergency response.
Gov. Jay Nixon applauded the move in a statement released on Monday afternoon.
Nixon said the move “will create as many as 90 new full-time National Guard positions under the leadership of Adjutant General Stephen L. Danner, and reaffirms our state’s commitment to supporting and encouraging the United States military here at home.”
Scott Holste, a Nixon spokesman, said officials were still reviewing the best community to base the new unit in. The new units should be established between September 2011 and October 2012.
The DoD announced in June that Ohio and Washington would host the first two units, and are slated to be established in FY 2011.
In addition to Missouri, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, Utah and California will host the remaining homeland response forces. The DoD announced in June that Ohio and Washington would host the first two units, and are slated to be established in FY 2011.
AURORA WATCH after 3 C-Class Solar Flares
Blackouts being Reported in Iowa
Sunspots = Solar Flares = Magnetic Field Shift = Shifting Ocean and Jet Stream Currents = Extreme Global Changing Weather= Earthquakes= Volcanic Eruptions and Human Disruption aka Solor Max in 2012
High latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras on July 14th and 15th. NOAA forecaster's estimate a 50% chance of geomagnetic activity on those dates, when a solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field.
HAARP DATA 7/14/10
Earth's magnetic field severity of the ionospheric disturbance.
The chart is a running 36 hour plot of the readings taken from the fluxgate magnetometer, built by the University of Alaska, Geophysical Institute, operating at the HAARP ionospheric observatory in Gakona, Alaska. The three traces represent mutually orthogonal components of the earth's magnetic field as follows:
- The "H" component (black trace) is positive magnetic northward
- The "D" component (red trace) is positive eastward
- The "Z" component (blue trace) is positive downward
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Record-Breaking GRB Blinds Space Observatory
by Mitch Battros - Earth Changes Media
A blast of the brightest 'gamma-ray burst' (GRB) ever detected from beyond our Milky Way galaxy's neighborhood temporarily blinded the X-ray eye on NASA's SWIFT space observatory earlier this summer, astronomers now report. The blindingly bright blast came from a gamma-ray burst, a violent eruption of energy from the explosion of a massive star morphing into a new black hole.
"This gamma-ray burst is by far the brightest light source ever seen in X-ray wavelengths at cosmological distances," said David Burrows, senior scientist and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University and the lead scientist for Swift's X-ray Telescope (XRT).
Although the Swift satellite was designed specifically to study gamma-ray bursts, the instrument was not designed to handle an X-ray blast this bright. "The intensity of these X-rays was unexpected and unprecedented," said Neil Gehrels, Swift's principal investigator at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He said the burst, named GRB 100621A, is the brightest X-ray source that Swift has detected since the observatory began X-ray observation in early 2005.
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6.5 Mag. Quake Hits Chile
Today's 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Chile is certainly large, but not the one I am expecting in this 14-day period following July 11th full solar eclipse. ***Stay Tuned to ECM for latest developments.
Deep Seismic Tremors and Subduction Zones
A recently discovered phenomenon known as "deep tremor" has been overlooked by seismologist - until now. The process is called non-volcanic tremor. It was once thought to be caused by magma flowing beneath volcanoes. Today scientists know that this process is triggered deep underground, well in advance of earthquakes, in the area where two tectonic plates scrape past each other.
Sometimes referred to as 'silent earthquakes', is due to its main characteristics of being a long but soft shaking - a steady grumble deep within the Earth.
The new study analyzed deep tremor in the Nankai subduction zone in Japan. Other subduction zones such as Alaska, Cascadia in the Pacific Northwest, and Costa Rica have had documented cases of non-volcanic tremor.
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Commander: 1.5 mile "Seismic Run" to detect "anything that might happen with the sea floor"
Rush Transcript Excerpts This morning, several significant activities are taking place. We just finished a seismic run through the field, about a 2.5 kilometer run, basically, from north to south with a boat called the Gecko (ph) Topaz, carrying very sophisticated acoustical sensors. That is intended to give us a baseline from which we can detect any anomalies after we do the well integrity testregarding anything that might happen with the sea floor or the formation moving ahead. The sequence of events that will take place and will start some time afternoon today, we are still, I might add just as background, to have that vessel come through with the very sensitive acoustic sensors that they have on board. It requires you to clear just about everybody out of the area... Then in sequence, we will attempt to close the stack down and assess the pressure readings as we do that. ...
The goal is to slowly close that down and understand the changes in pressure as we are closing it until that choke line is closed. At that point, there will be no hydrocarbons exiting from the capping stack, and we'll go into a period where we're going to start taking pressure readings. It will go in basically six, 24 and 48-hour increments depending on the results. And as we've said before, while it may be counterintuitive to some, in this exercise high pressure is good. We have a considerable amount of pressure down on the reservoir forcing the hydrocarbons up to the wellbore. We are looking for somewhere between 8,000 and 9,000 PSI inside the capping stack, which would indicate to us that the hydrocarbons are being forced up and the wellbores are being able to withstand that pressure. And that is good news. If we are down around in the 4,000 to 5,000, 6,000 range that could potentially tell us that the hydrocarbons are being diverted someplace else, and we would have to try and assess the implications of that. And as you might imagine, there are gradations as you go up from 4,000 or 5,000 PSI up to 8,000 or 9,000. ...
We will at some point try to get to 8,000 or 9,000 and sustain that for some period of time, and these will be done basically, as I said — if we have a very low pressure reading, we will try and need (ph) at least six hours of those readings to try to ensure that that is the reading. If it's a little higher, we want to go for 24 hours. And if it's up at 8,000 or 9,000, we would like to go 48 hours just to make sure it can sustain those pressures for that amount of time. So, based on the pressure readings that we find, this could be six, 24 or 48 hours. And at that point we will have a better idea not only of the pressure, it will tell us something about condition of the wellbore itself. And ultimately, it will also tell us something about the flow rate, which to date has been based on estimates, based on the digital imagery, acoustic testing, and so forth. ... The range of options that could come out of the testing of the stacking cap include knowledge that the cap itself can withstand 8,000 to 9,000 PSI pressure interminably, indefinitely, which means there might be an opportunity to have what we would call a shut-in of the well, basically to just hold it at that point. Anything less than that might bring into play a decision to continue to produce. ...
If we are to go to a full production of four different outlets around the 17th, 18th, 19th of July, somewhere around there, it will require us to continue to build and construct the second free-standing riser pipe. That is in progress right now and should be ready for production around the 19th of July. ... We realize there are significant chances that we can improve our ability to contain these hydrocarbons moving forward, and everybody will be watching very closely over the next 24 hours.
Associated Press, July 14, 2010:
A pivotal moment in the Gulf oil crisis hit an unexpected snag Tuesday evening when officials announced they needed more time before they could begin choking off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea.
BP and federal officials did not say what prompted the decision or when the testing would begin on a new, tighter-fitting it had just installed on the blown-out well. The oil giant had been scheduled to start slowly shutting off valves on the 75-ton cap, aiming to stop the flow of oil for the first time in three months.
It seemed BP was on track to start the test Tuesday afternoon…
Engineers spent hours on a seismic survey, creating a map of the rock under the sea floor to spot potential dangers, like gas pockets. It also provides a baseline to compare with later surveys during and after the test to see if the pressure on the well is causing underground problems.
An unstable area around the wellbore could create bigger problems if the leak continued elsewhere in the well after the cap valves were shut, experts said.
" FLUORESCENT clouds in the deep Gulf, likely a byproduct of benzene in the water Spotted By Researchers
Or the Result of Elf waves produced by Geomagnetic Activity or HAARP...
[T]he unprecedented use of kerosene dispersants and the deep-water nature of the BP oil spill is littered with unknowns.
In localized places such as marshes and beaches, they could stretch the ability of the Gulf’s natural restorative powers to correct what one Gulf biologist calls man’s “insult” to the ecosystem.
Researchers, for example, have spottedfluorescent clouds in the deep Gulf, likely a byproduct of benzene in the water – a new phenomenon.
Read in fullwww.csmonitor.com/Environment/2010/0713/How-fast-will-the-Gulf-bounce-back-from-the-BP-oil-spill
Intel Hub – Just a quick update on the possible roadblocks as reported by Project Gulf Impact. Matt Smith is clearly on record saying that these are unconfirmed reports, yet people throughout the internet continue to pretend otherwise. Instead of attacking someones credibility, people need to listen to the reports more closely. Project Gulf Impact has released some extremely vital information regarding Corexit9500 and from all accounts have proven to be a credible and valuable source of information. Having to spend the time to address this clear disinformation is absolutely ridiculous.
Since these reports started flooding in, we have all worked tirelessly to confirm or debunk. Intel Hub is on record stating that video evidence is necessary in order to issue a confirmed alert. Internet rumor is usually lead by disinformation agents who openly misquote sites in order to discredit them. The Intel Hub is asking everyone to please check the website before succumbing to these pathetic attempts at creating confusion during pivotal situations. Remember, The New World Order is the ultimate psi op and we are only falling for their tricks when we succumb to disinformation. We are currently throwing around the idea of starting a blog dedicated to the massive amount of unconfirmed reports we receive on a daily basis. We will have some sort of standard regarding what will make it to the blog and what will be trashed. Our hope in doing this would be that the readers would sort through the disinformation and uncover the real information. Stay Tuned.
Marine Biologist Dr. Chris Pincetich on Intel Hub Radio