Labrador Sea beneath Iceland (above) / June 10, 2018. The contrast & saturation etc. are adjusted to reveal the worm-like patterns, helical resonator ‘caterpillars’ in the cloud forms. The color is not natural. https://go.nasa.gov/2Jzv9G0
Bhagavad Gita VII.7
Nothing higher than Me [the eternal immutable, immeasurable, imperishable One] exists … On Me all this universe is woven, strung like pearls on a thread.
Labrador Sea beneath Iceland (above) / June 10, 2018. The contrast & saturation etc. are adjusted to reveal the worm-like patterns, helical resonator ‘caterpillars’ in the cloud forms. The color is not natural.
Suicide in America / The Economic Collapse blog
On average, 123 Americans commit suicide every single day, and now suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
But among Americans between the ages of 10 and 34, it is now the second leading cause of death.
Of course it wasn’t always this way. Suicide rates used to be much, much lower. If you can believe it, suicide rates in the United States “have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999” according to the CDC…
Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Baja CA & Guadalupe Island (above) / June 9, 2018. I have tried to describe the ‘unholy’ shapes in these clouds. Normally they have appeared in Antarctica. These are off the coast of Baja CA. I call them ‘worms’ – erect tufts full of scalar wave energy. To what purpose? I used a slight sepia & contrast enhancement.
VSF: Matthew Hoh is courageous ex-Marine with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. He is heroically exposing the reality and horror of Drones. Please do read the entire link.
Anti-Drone. “…to shut down and limit operations, particularly pushing illegality and unconstitutionally of much of this killing. Although I urge more direct action, to include physical disruption of military operations in order to save lives.”
NOTES ON U.S. MILITARY PLANNING
In the notes below, prepared for the Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases, held in January in Baltimore, Matt Hoh outlines what we can expect from Pentagon planners, and the role of drones, in the evolving U.S. scheme for war on the down low.
These notes, edited slightly for clarity, provide a context for forthcoming bulletin articles dealing more specifically with drone war.
* Necessity of and reliance on other bases outside Greater Middle East will grow. Variety of reasons, but technological limitations and environmental limitations, such as that atmospheric and curvature of the earth issues limit relay of communications. For example, drone strikes in Middle East that are controlled by Air Force and CIA in the U.S. are not possible without relay station at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, see Norman Solomon’s article on this in The Nation.
– or consult drone whistleblowers like Cian Westmoreland or Lisa Ling. Larger bases outside of Middle East are and will be greater utilized for warehousing and basing of equipment, supplies, munitions and personnel. “Just in time” utilization of logistics allow for lower footprint.
* … special operations forces based on ships for raids, such as we have seen in Yemen, Somalia, Libya, etc. They fly in by helicopter and murder or kidnap as needed. Persons who are seized are kept aboard US ships to avoid acknowledgment or legal issues.
* … Also utilizing outside nations to intervene such as Kenyan, Ugandan and Ethiopian forces in Somalia. Goes into larger shift in American military policies in Muslim world, to simply subjugate and punish people and areas not receptive to American hegemony rather than utilizing political, economic, diplomatic measures to control populations and regions.
The Kerguelen Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean (above) / June 10, 2018. I used various adjustments on contrast etc. to reveal the radiation, that is often seen coming from these islands. https://go.nasa.gov/2JwDAln
The Kerguelen Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean (above) / June 10, 2018. I used various adjustments on contrast etc. to reveal the radiation, that is often seen coming from these islands. Note multiple kinds of radiation above & below the parallel lines. https://go.nasa.gov/2JyFmCR
The Kerguelen Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean (above) / June 10, 2018. I used various adjustments on contrast & saturation etc. to reveal the radiation, that is often seen coming from these islands. Note multiple kinds of radiation above & below the parallel lines. Note the ‘spiral-coil’ erect tufts along lower part of image, again evidence of scalar wave transmissions. https://go.nasa.gov/2JrePv3
The Kerguelen Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean (above) / June 10, 2018. I used various adjustments on contrast & saturation etc. to reveal the scalar wave radiation, that is often seen coming from these islands. https://go.nasa.gov/2Mh5pjC
VSF: A UAV is another name for Drone. Are these things being used for chemical spray ops?
U.S. Navy Inducts MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Into Service Ahead Of First Operational Deployment to Guam
June 10, 2018
The two UAVs are housed in a specially built hangar used by the maintenance detachment to accommodate the pair of 130.9-ft wingspan drones built by Northrop Grumman for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
The U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C “Triton” Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) is an ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) platform that will complement the P-8A Poseidon within the Navy’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force family of systems: for instance, testing has already proved the MQ-4C’s ability to pass FMV (Full Motion Video) to a Poseidon MPA (Maritime Patrol Aircraft).
An advanced version than the first generation Global Hawk Block 10, the drone it is believed to be a sort of Block 20 and Block 30 Global Hawk hybrid, carrying Navy payload including an AN/ZPY-3 multi-function active-sensor (MFAS) radar system, that gives the Triton the ability to cover more than 2.7 million square miles in a single mission that can last as long as 24 hours at a time, at altitudes higher than 10 miles, with an operational range of 8,200 nautical miles.
The U.S. Navy plans to procure 68 aircraft and 2 prototypes. …
The U.S. Navy plans to operate five 24-hour orbits around the world. The UAVs will be controlled from two MOBs (Main Operating Bases): Naval Station Mayport, Florida, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. The aircraft will be launched (and recovered) from 5 bases: Naval Air Station Sigonella, [Sicily] Italy; an unspecified location in the Middle East (Al Dhafra, UAE, where the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 are forward deployed?); Naval Air Station Guam; Naval Station Mayport; and Point Mugu.
Madagascar east of Africa (above) / June 10, 2018. Note the “cut-out” half circle so characteristic of an interferometry transmitter blast. https://go.nasa.gov/2JsBQhk
Madagascar east of Africa (above) / June 10, 2018. Note the red “marker” on middle-right and the spiral-coil patterns that indicate scalar wave transmissions. Highly energized water vapor could forms. https://go.nasa.gov/2MhkQbJ
The Most Important US Air Force Base You’ve Never Heard Of
Ramstein, Germany, is the hub for America’s global drone war, from North Africa to South Asia.
By Norman Solomon
July 7, 2016 [excerpts]
The overseas hub for America’s “war on terror” is the massive Ramstein Air Base in southwest Germany. Nearly ignored by US media, Ramstein serves crucial functions for drone warfare and much more. It’s the most important Air Force base abroad, operating as a kind of grand central station for airborne war—whether relaying video images of drone targets in Afghanistan to remote pilots with trigger fingers in Nevada, or airlifting special-ops units on missions to Africa, or transporting munitions for airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. Soaking up billions of taxpayer dollars, Ramstein has scarcely lacked for anything from the home country, other than scrutiny.
Known as “Little America” in this mainly rural corner of Germany, the area now includes 57,000 US citizens clustered around Ramstein and a dozen smaller bases. The Defense Department calls it “the largest American community outside of the United States.”
Ramstein serves as the biggest Air Force cargo port beyond US borders, providing “full spectrum airfield operations” along with “world-class airlift and expeditionary combat support.” The base also touts “superior” services and “exceptional quality of life.” To look at Ramstein and environs is to peer into a faraway mirror for the United States; what’s inside the frame is normality for endless war.
… The scope of that projection is vast, with “areas of responsibility” that include Europe, Russia, and Africa—104 countries in all. And Ramstein is well-staffed to meet the challenge, with over 7,500 “active duty Airmen”—more than any other US military base in the world except the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Madagascar east of Africa (above) / June 10, 2018. Note the “cut-out” half circle so characteristic of an interferometry transmitter blast. A slight contrast enhancement. https://go.nasa.gov/2Jr69VI
Madagascar east of Africa (above) / June 10, 2018. The screenshot image has been sepia & contrast enhanced to reveal the charged ‘spiral-coil’ cloud forms. Totally un-natural. https://go.nasa.gov/2MiJtEy
… Ramstein receives visual images from drones via satellite, then relays the images to sensor operators and pilots at computer terminals in the United States. “Ramstein is absolutely essential to the US drone program,” says Brandon Bryant, a former Air Force sensor operator who participated in drone attacks on Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia for five years while stationed in New Mexico and Nevada. “All information and data go through Ramstein. Everything. For the whole world.”
…“I think that’s part of the strength of the secrecy of the program,” Bryant said. “It’s fragmented.” Meanwhile, “We were supposed to function and never ask questions.”
… classified documents obtained by The Intercept shed light on a special ops series of airstrikes from January 2012 to February 2013 in northeast Afghanistan, code-named Operation Haymaker. The attacks killed more than 200 people, while only 35 were the intended targets. Such numbers may be disturbing, yet they don’t convey what actually happens in human terms.
Several years ago, Pakistani photographer Noor Behram described the aftermath of a US drone attack: “There are just pieces of flesh lying around after a strike. You can’t find bodies. So the locals pick up the flesh and curse America. They say that America is killing us inside our own country, inside our own homes, and only because we are Muslims.”
“… The buzz of a distant propeller is a constant reminder of imminent death.”
… Chancellor Angela Merkel has played dumb about drone-related operations in her country. “The German government claims to know nothing at all,” Bundestag member Ströbele said. “Either this is a lie, or the government does not want to know.” The general secretary of the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Wolfgang Kaleck, sums up the German government’s strategy as “See nothing, hear nothing, say nothing.” He charges that “Germany is making itself complicit in the deaths of civilians as part of the US drone war.”
Madagascar east of Africa (above) / June 10, 2018. Notice another “marker” which may be related to the AFRICOM operational bases?
The “war on terror” is a gravy train for those who spin through the revolving doors of the military-industrial complex. …zeal to further expand drone missions… “They are arming decision makers with intelligence, our warfighters with targets, and our enemies with fear, anxiety and ultimately their timely end.”
… Some in-house government appraisals have concluded that the drone war fails because it creates more enemies than it kills. But the “war on terror” is anything but a failure for many corporations or the individuals who spin through the revolving doors of the military-industrial complex.
As a critical node in the Pentagon’s global “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance” (ISR) system, Ramstein is integral to ongoing boondoggles for contractors like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, and General Dynamics.
The bottomless pit for taxpayers is a bottomless well for firms catering to the Air Force, with its jargon-larded pursuit of “a distributed ISR operation capable of providing world-wide, near-real-time simultaneous intelligence to multiple theaters of operation through…robust reachback communications architectures.”
Looking back at the milieu of his work in the drone program, Westmoreland has concluded that “it’s more or less a for-profit venture. When you get out of the military, you expect to get a job in the defense sector, an executive position. And really it’s about racking up as many awards and decorations as you possibly can.” At the top ranks, Westmoreland sees a conflict of interest: “They have an incentive to keep wars going.” For the military’s leadership, the available dividends are quite large.
Endless war propels an endless gravy train.