10/11/17

WC-135 Dispatched to Investigate Europe for Radiation

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Gotta look deep for information and there are two theories, one is Russia as the other is the medical industry. Humm….it goes something like this…. By the way, the dates could easily lineup.

Related reading: US sends specialist ‘nuke sniffer’ plane to the UK as ‘radiation spike’ sparks fears Putin has tested nuclear weapon in the Arctic

Primer:

The Washington Free Beacon quotes Pentagon officials saying the unmanned underwater vehicle, code named Kanyon by the Pentagon, was test-launched from the Sarov-class submarine on November 27th.

What Pentagon names Kanyon is what in Russia is known as the «Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6» – a top secret weapon system the world has never seen anything like before.  A year ago, Russian state-TV Channel One showed a glimpse of a graphic slide of the Status-6, later on said to be an unauthorized leak of a secret weapon development plan. 

The drawings on the slide could very well be a purpose leak aimed at telling the world what weapon-systems are under development. The TV news covered the meeting in Sochi where President Putin was told by high-ranking officers in the Strategic forces how Russia’s nuclear deterrence strategy is developing. Moscow are looking for ways to overcome the United States’ Anti-Ballistic Missile Defence system, and one answer is to go deep with the nukes. Highly suggested reading more here.

Mysterious Radiation Spike Across Europe

Nuclear scientists are struggling to determine the source of small amounts of nuclear radiation that bloomed over Europe throughout January.

France’s IRSN institute, the public body for radiological and nuclear risks, announced in a statement on February 13 that Iodine-131, a radionuclide of human origin, was detected in trace amounts at ground-level atmosphere in continental Europe. First detected in the second week of January over northern Norway, Iodine-131 presence was then detected over Finland, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, France, and Spain. However, the levels have since returned to normal and scientists have yet to determine the source of the radiation.

Norway’s Radiation protection Authority (NRPA), which first detected the Iodine-131 over its northern Russian border, told Motherboard over the phone today that the levels present essentially no risk to human health. “I can assure you that the levels are low,” said a press a spokesperson.

But with a half-life of just eight days, the detection of Iodine-131 is proof of a recent release, said IRSN in its statement to the media.

Rumors are circulating, of course, that Russia has secretly tested a low-yield nuclear weapon in the Arctic, possibly in the Novaya Zemlya region—historically used for Russia’s nuclear tests. Iodine-131, discovered by two University of California researchers in 1938, is a radioisotope synonymous with the atomic bomb tests carried out by the US and Russia throughout the 1950s, and has recently presented threats from leaking during the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident.

But Iodine-131 is also found in the medical industry, commonly used for treating thyroid-related illnesses and cancers. Astrid Liland, head of the section for emergency preparedness at the NRPA, told Motherboard in an email today, “Since only Iodine-131 was measured, and no other radioactive substances, we think it originates from a pharmaceutical company producing radioactive drugs.

Iodine-131 is used for treatment of cancer.”

Britain’s Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) also told Motherboard that the exclusive presence of Iodine-131 suggests the source is not a nuclear incident, but rather a medical facility such as a hospital or a supplier of radio-pharmaceuticals. “The release was probably of recent origin. Further than this it is impossible to speculate,” the SRP’s Brian Gornall told Motherboard in an email.

Still, where exactly that pharma company could be located is unknown. “Due to rapidly changing winds, it is not possible to track exactly where it came from. It points to a release source somewhere in Eastern Europe,” Liland told Motherboard.

The Iodine cloud prompted the United States Air Force to send over a specialized particle-sniffing aircraft to investigate. As per reports on The Aviationist, a US Air Force WC-135 deployed to Royal Air Force base Mildenhall in the UK on February 17, equipped to test the atmosphere over Europe for radiation. The aircraft’s last intercontinental expedition was to analyse the atmosphere over the Korean Peninsula following an alleged North Korean nuclear test.

The deployment spurred on rumors of a nuclear test from Russia, but a spokesperson for the the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), an international body that monitors nuclear weapon tests, told Motherboard in an email today, “Although some readings of I-131 above minimal detection level have been observed since beginning of year in Europe nothing extraordinary has been measured.”

The IRSN said in its statement that the data has now been shared between the members of the informal European network called Ring of Five, a group of organizations that research radiation levels in the atmosphere.

10/11/17

Things I Say That Make Some Conservatives Nervous

By: Lloyd Marcus

A friend of Rush Limbaugh thought it was a mistake for Trump to condemn NFL players for taking a knee during our national Anthem because there are more pressing issues warranting Trump’s attention. Rush told his friend the NFL issue is important because it is another attack in Leftists’ war on our culture which no one is addressing. I thought, “Amen brother!”

As a Christian black conservative political activist, I traveled all over America for several years working to elect conservatives in house and senate races. Fellow conservatives always got nervous when I wrote articles about cultural issues.

While campaigning for a Republican candidate in Wisconsin, I met a little old lady who was extremely passionate about abortion. She sounded the alarm that over 3,000 babies are killed everyday in America via abortion. Some of my colleagues called her the wacko abortion lady. Addressing or talking about cultural issues was not cool.

Remember those shocking undercover videos exposing that Planned Parenthood was illegally running a dead baby chop-shop selling body parts? A senior PP executive was caught on video laughing about how she wanted to buy a Lamborghini. The executive asked surgeons, if possible, to keep the baby intact during the abortion because intact babies and intact baby heads sell at premium prices. http://bit.ly/2xQaAlA

When my wife Mary posted the videos on facebook revealing the horrors hidden behind the walls of Planned Parenthood, she was verbally attacked by young girls. Mary was sad reading the girls’ comments. They angrily defended PP while expressing their cold hardhearted attitudes about killing innocent babies. And yet, these same girls would be outraged and demand prosecution of anyone caught harming a puppy. This is the dire consequence of allowing Leftists to instill their war on the unborn and war on our culture into our kids.

Writing articles about how homosexual activists are bullying everyone into submission was another cultural issue that made my conservative homeys uncomfortable. “We love you Lloyd, but please don’t go there. Leftists will brand you an extremist hater. We might have to dissociate ourselves from you.” Shamefully, I wimped out and backed off the issue.

But as hard as I tried, I could not stay silent. I had to sound the alarm about homosexual activists targeting Christian businesses for destruction. Christians Aaron and Melissa Klein owned a small bakery titled, Sweet Cakes by Melissa. They had been gladly serving their lesbian customer for years. But when the lesbian asked them to bake the wedding cake for her marriage to a woman, the Kleins respectfully declined. The Kleins said they would be happy to bake her a cake, but not a wedding cake because it goes against their religious convictions.

Why didn’t the lesbian respect the Klein’s religion and simply have her cake baked by the ga-zillion bakers out there willing to do so? But no, the full weight, anger and aggression of the American Left descended upon the Kleins, forcing them out of business. The Kleins are a young couple with five kids. The Kleins were court ordered to pay the lesbian couple $135,000 in damages. The supposed damages included absurd claims such as the Kleins caused the lesbian couple to smoke and gain weight. http://bit.ly/1GA0vIu

Now get this folks. Christians across America started an online funding page to pay the Kleins $135,000 fine. Leftist activists forced the website hosting the fundraiser to close down the Klein’s page. Clearly, Leftists’ attack on the Kleins was not about taking care of the lesbian couple. The $135,000 fine was about punishing the Kleins and driving them out of business, winning another battle in the culture war. Leftists wanted to send the message to Christians that if they choose to stand up for their God rather than kneel in worship to the god of liberalism they will be destroyed.

Ask yourself. Why do Leftist activists never approach Muslim businesses to provide cakes, flowers and so on for homosexual weddings. Islam calls for the beheading of homosexuals. And yet, Leftists demand that we respect Islam while they relentlessly attack Christians. Obviously, Leftists have a serious bug up their derrieres against Christianity.

I wanted to organize a rally in support of the Kleins. Again, conservatives were fearful, “Don’t do that Lloyd. Mainstream media will brand your rally a hate event.”

I realize this quote by Edmond Burke is over used, but it is so true. “All that is needed for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing.”

Trump scored a huge victory in the culture war by appointing Betsy DeVos Secretary of Education. For decades, Leftists have demanded and enjoyed total access to our kids to mold and shape them into their anti-God and anti-American image. DeVos is all about restoring parental rights in choosing schools for their kids. Leftists are literally out of their minds with rage against DeVos.

In my travels across America, I could easily identify home-schooled kids. They were calmer, brighter, smarter, happy and they looked me in the eye. Leftists are relentlessly seeking to make homeschooling illegal. http://bit.ly/2l14CWW

In silence, we witness America’s cultural rot every day. Most Americans are afraid to speak publicly about it. The late Mary Kay Ash said the “Speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” Trump’s leadership, throwing his hat into the culture war is a powerful step in the right direction. Hopefully more Americans will feel emboldened to stand up to Leftist bullies in defense of God, family and country.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Author: “Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America.”
Singer/Songwriter and Conservative Activist

10/11/17

Russia has Provided N. Korea Additional Hacking Platforms

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry.

The compromised documents include wartime contingency plans drawn up by the US and South Korea.

They also include reports to the allies’ senior commanders.

Plans for the South’s special forces were reportedly accessed, along with information on significant power plants and military facilities in the South.

Mr Rhee belongs to South Korea’s ruling party, and sits on its parliament’s defence committee. He said some 235 gigabytes of military documents had been stolen from the Defence Integrated Data Centre, and that 80% of them have yet to be identified.

The hack took place in September last year. In May, South Korea said a large amount of data had been stolen and that North Korea may have instigated the cyber attack – but gave no details of what was taken.

North Korea denied the claim. The isolated state is believed to have specially-trained hackers based overseas, including in China. More here.

Russia is always part of the rogue nation process, it timing is curious as you read on. TransTeleCom is owned by Russia’s state-run railway company and has fiber optic cables that follow all the country’s main train lines, including all the way up to the North Korean border.

Related reading: North Korea gets new Internet access via Russia

Reuters: North Korea has opened a second internet connection with the outside world, this time via Russia, a move which cyber security experts said could give Pyongyang greater capability to conduct cyber attacks.

Previously traffic was handled via China Unicom (0762.HK) under a deal dating back to 2010. TransTeleCom now appears to be handling roughly 60 percent of North Korean internet traffic, while Unicom transmits the remaining 40 percent or so, Dyn said.

The new external connection was first reported by 38 North, a project of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

TransTeleCom declined to confirm any new routing deal with the North Korean government or its communications arm. In a statement, it said: “TransTeleCom has historically had a junction of trunk networks with North Korea under an agreement with Korea Posts and Telecommunications Corp signed in 2009.”

North Korea’s internet access is estimated to be limited to somewhere between a few hundred and just over 1,000 connections. These connections are vital for coordinating the country’s cyber attacks, said Bryce Boland, chief technology officer for the Asia-Pacific region at FireEye, a cyber-security company.

Boland said the Russian connection would enhance North Korea’s ability to command future cyber attacks.

Having internet routes via both China and Russia reduces North Korea’s dependence on any one country at a time when it faces intense geo-political pressures, he said.

>Many of the cyber attacks conducted on behalf of Pyongyang came from outside North Korea using hijacked computers, Boland said. Those ordering and controlling the attacks communicate to hackers and hijacked computers from within North Korea.

“This will improve the resiliency of their network and increase their ability to conduct command and control over those activities,” Boland said.

The Washington Post reported earlier that the U.S. Cyber Command has been carrying out denial of service attacks against hackers from North Korea designed to limit their access to the internet. (wapo.st/2yRbg8w)

In February 2005, the TTK became the largest party in terms of the European Internet Exchange London Internet Exchange (LINX). In July 2005, the TTK became the fifth operator in Russia, received the right to provide long-distance services (after Rostelecom, Tsentrinfokoma, Golden Telecom and MTT). “TransteleCom” JSC provides communications services in Kazakhstan and for a map of locations and services, go here.

10/11/17

S. Korea’s Pursuit of a Blackout Weapon

By: Denise Simon | Founder’s Code

As the United States flew B1 Lancers based out of Guam in exercises with South Korea and Japan over the Korean Peninsula, the Trump White House was meeting with Pentagon officials on expanded details and strategies with regard to North Korea.

Meanwhile, China continues to demand that all sides tone down the threatening talk and military activities. Has anyone asked China if they are accepting North Korea’s nuclear weapons as a standard condition?

Additionally, more sanctions are taking place including blocking four cargo ships under North Korea’s authority from being received in several ports due to hidden illicit cargo transports as recently exposed in Egypt.

Moving to preemptive strategies, South Korea is developing a new weapon called a ‘blackout weapon’ which is not to be confused with an EMP. This blackout weapon, known as a graphite ordnance was developed and used by the United States during the first Gulf War and later in the Balkans.

The purpose of this weapon is to destroy the power grid in hostile nations as a part of the tactics applied where military actions are likely to escalate.

Known as “blackout bombs,” the warheads can be dropped by a plane over power stations. A form of cluster bombs, they split into several canister-like “sub-munitions,” which in turn release carbon graphite filaments that short-circuit the electricity supplies.

South Korea is adding the weapons to its arsenal as part of one of its recently-developed military programs, the so-called “Kill Chain,” which aims to detect an imminent missile attack from the North and react with a pre-emptive strike.

No shots are actually fired and there is no injury or death component to using the blackout bombs. The objective is the merely destroy power stations by short circuiting the systems.

The BLU-114 was developed as a highly classified weapon intended to effectively neutralize electrical power infrastructure without destroying it. This weapon also has been referred to as the ‘soft-bomb’ or the ‘graphite bomb’. Like many other cluster bombs it can be released from virtually any tactical aircraft operated by the United States or allied countries.

The BLU-114 disperses large numbers of chemically treated carbon graphite filaments which short-circuit electrical power distribution equipment such as transformers and switching stations. Used in large numbers it can even shut down the entire power grid of a given country. This weapon represents an excellent sample of non-lethal weaponry with near zero collateral damage.

The CBU-94 Blackout Bomb is the main application for the BLU-114 warhead. It was reported to be employed during the conflict of the former Yugoslavia in 1999 short-cincturing the electrical power infrastructure of Serbia during operation Allied Force. It has been suggested that the BLU-114 or a very similar warhead was integrated into the Tomahawk missile and the AGM-154 JSOW standoff weapon.

A tactic known as a ‘kill chain’ does not represent death, but rather it is a pillar as part of a first strike mission to begin the process of neutralizing battle-space.

Applying all intelligence including satellite reconnaissance as well as cyber and signals intelligence is part of the operations in the stepped process to execute war strategies.

The second and third prongs of South Korea’s defense strategy include missile defense and retaliatory strikes from aircraft in the event North Korea launches a missile. They include the Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) system, and the Korean Massive Punishment and Retaliation (KMRR) plan. KAMD is a controversial plan to develop a system to intercept short-range missiles. KMRR is a concept for destroying Pyongyang in the event of a North Korean nuclear first strike.

But it is the first and most dangerous part of the new military strategy – the “Kill Chain” – that has diplomatic observers worried. Such a pre-emptive strike would almost certainly lead to war – and not just any war, but regional nuclear war.