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The 9/11 Operation: A Summary – PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK CONTRACTED REQUESTED BEFORE SEPT 11TH 2001 — FINNISH MUNITIONS EXPERT DOCUMENTATION OF WTC AND CUTTER CHARGED DEMOLITION PLANS AND SCHEMATICS !! DR A. TRUE OTT PhD ND

 

 The 9/11 Operation: A SummaryThe 9/11 Operation: A SummaryThe 9/11 operation consisted of the following activities:Military exercises by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) with 22 imaginarily hijacked planes on 9/11/2001, before and simultaneously with the “real” hijackings. Some of the defense interceptors flew to Alaska, as far as possible from the cities that were being attacked. All FAA Flight Termination Systems (FTS) were deactivated so that no “false groundings” of commercial planes would occur. The operation involved the “hijackings”of four civilian aircraft, then substituting them with remote-controlled USAF aircraft or “drones”. It is certain that an operation this complex and sophisticated (even in the preparations of the demolition charges at the WTC) is not left to be handled by Arab lackeys armed only with carpeting knives. Plissken-Valentine, FTS by SPC or Pearl are well-documented available technologies on how the aircraft/attack portion of the operation was performed. Since the part of airplanes hijacked and flown into buildings was critical to the real aims of the operation there must have been a couple of reserve planes for the USAF – Boeing 767’s and the Global Hawk. Alternatively, the Boeing 757 shot down in Pennsylvania might well have been a remotecontrolled reserve plane utilized because of the NORAD exercises.The booking of seats on certain pre-ordained flights was artificially kept low; those coastto-coast flights were booked by 20% instead of the usual 75% in order to minimize deaths, which could cause problems if “highly connected” individuals were wantonly sacrificed. If the flights were real, the passengers on them had to die (or at least disappear). Two of the flights were probably nothing but fictitious, real only on radar screens, which minimized the amount of passengers to be murdered.There was indeed placing of well executed put options with airline stocks and with specific re-assurance companies (American Airlines, United Airlines, Allianz, Munchener Re, Schweizer Re, AXA, et.al…). Furthermore, the assurance values of the WTC were doubled in July 2001, at the same time the MOSSAD’s offices at the WTC were vacated.  Bush’s Carlyle Group members were beneficiaries of these options –a very vital set of “smoking gun clues” that were completely ignored or conveniently forgotten by official “investigators” in the days, weeks, and months following thejoint CIA/Mossad operation.The camouflaging of six remote-controlled aircraft in order to make them look likeBoeing 767’s or 757’s. The four planes probably were 2x USAF 767 tankers, a Global Hawk used to hit the Pentagon and a “real”757 shot out of the air in Pennsylvania.False tracks leading to “terrorists”using young Moslem-looking persons on CIA payroll, who take aviation classes in Southern USA and party at night clubs, were created.Demolition preparations of the wing of the Pentagon that was under reparation. This was designed to collapse a horseshoe-shaped area of the building, which would seem to be caused by the crash of a Boeing 757 instead of the Global Hawk attack. This partly failed. There is photographic evidence of a small plane before the actual collapse of the wing of the Pentagon. The structures did not collapse until firefighters sprayed lots of water on the ceiling of the building.Sophisticated demolition charge preparations of the WTC towers and WTC 7 to make them collapse completely and look to the untrained, gullible eye as if the buildings collapsed solely from the effects of gravity and burning fuel. Also the positioning of an electronic homing device in the towers and in the Pentagon in order to ensure the accurate hits of the remote-controlled aircraft was needed. Extra napalm was supplied for dramatizing the effects of hits of airliners. The WTC buildings would have been demolished in the exact same way completely with or without the airplanes hitting.Ordering, preparing and transportation of the charges for the demolition of the WTC had to be done, no small feat to say the least. Solely for the steel pillars of the outer circle 40 x 240 charges were needed, let’s say 10,000 thermite cutting charges each weighing 50 lbs for each tower. For WTC 7 at least 4000 charges were needed. Also at least one small thermonuclear hydrogen bomb for each of these three buildings was prepared. (Did the 9/11 “investigators” check intoany demolition charge purchases over the prior year?)Identifying critical need targets for the conspiracy in the WTC towers various offices. For example, there was a lot of evidence being gathered of world-wide economic crimes by Neocon Zionists. The FBI’s international divisionwas located in WTC 1 in the floors from 22 to 24. (One case being investigated was the case against Mobil Oil and James Giffen on illegal oil swaps between Iran and Kazakhstan brokered by Mobil Oil and Carlyle Group in Texas; also the ongoing evidence in the investigation of gold price fixing stemming from charges pending to go to Federal Grand Jury seeking indictments against Alan Greenspan, JP Morgan & Company, Rothschild & Sons, and Goldman Sachs.) The CIA maintained a large operations office in WTC 7. It is possible that some targets were attacked because of the unique opportunity exploitable where the human bodies and all evidence of the crimes automatically disappeared when a hydrogen bomb exploded. Explosions heard from the towers before the commencing of the “collapse” may have been related to these attacks. There is a reason for the huge explosion in the customs building, as well.THE DEMOLITION OPERATION OF THE WTC TOWERS1) Calculate the correct size and the dimensions of suitable cutting charges and then order 24,000 pieces. Must also order fitting detonators (custom detonators had to be manufactured). Fitting detonators usually already exist in stores of military forces (as well as the CIA’s “Covert Labs”). Time of delivery is several months in any case. All detonators must be equipped with some kind of safety mechanism, which will be removed by a radio signal at the final moment.2) After procurement, the cutting charges are installed in selected vacant rooms and elevator/maintenance shafts. Some of these rooms also served as temporary storages for charges needed elsewhere. After the charges are set, the office is renovated and circulated to the clients in the WTC. One man continuously assembles maybe 5 cutting charges per hour. With 10 assemblers 350 charges are assembled and installed a day. Maybe about 20 people more were needed (5 of them know what is going on, 15 do not). For the installation of the charges this operation takes at least four months with 30 men. Considering step 1), six months are probably needed. The amount of personnel could not have been increased, but probably decreased, if more time was available.3) To some of the chosen office complexes, no one had access. That is why on the weekend on 9/8/2001 and 9/9/2001 it is announced, that floors up from the 40th floor are being equipped with new cables and no “normal employee” hadaccess to the working area there. The installations of explosives are completed and at the same time (at least in the charged areas) listening devices are set to find out a possible premature discovery of the plan. If someone finds charges the guards are soon on the scene and will deal with the situation in one way or another.4) One completes the area of secret service in WTC 7 so that its demolition operation can be carried out. A military flight beacon is placed there (planes are homing to it from far away). Remote controls for air planes and radio transmitters to be capable of blowing up at least one third of the cutting charges are placed. At this location, the ability to eavesdrop any area of the WTC, for example by a laser beam, aimed to a selected window, probably already existed.5) A radio beacon helping the final approach is placed in targeted offices in the WTC towers. Close to these, remote controlled napalm explosives are placed as well, in order to draw the interest from the planes to fires. The higher in the towers the planes are targeted, the less death would result. (Real terrorists would do exactly the opposite.) Evacuation from lower floors should be possible through the staircases. The target is to create a new reason for odd wars and fascistic laws, not to kill as many Americans as possible. “A new Pearl Harbor”, meaning the death of about 3000 unsuspecting, innocent citizens is the desired loss of lives.6) The attack plans are made so that they can be executed during the chaos, for example in the offices of the investigations of the economic crimes by the FBI. (The attackers had already placed or infiltrated their own men in these facilities.) Also in WTC 6 (customs) either a small nuke or a very strong bomb is also detonated (which one, depends on whether there was melted steel ponds in the cellar of WTC 6.) An explosion, of course, hides the loss of any supplies. (A nuclear explosion covers up murders, as well.)7) In the morning of 9/11 the operations are performed after a timetable in which seconds are important. From the command post facilities the actions in towers are monitored. To hide the true nature of the operation, there was probably an agent on call in both towers, who could silence the people finding out too much. (The agent probably did not know what was going to happen.)It is highly unlikely that the people who knew about the demolition charges in the WTC, or those who installed the remote controls of the aircraft or did some camouflage paintings for drones are still are alive and capable of telling about their acts, which changed the world.8) The mini-nukes are transported to the basement floors in elevators. After that the elevators are locked down, guarded and monitored – no service repairman will be allowed near these elevators. The thermonuclear device used in WTC 7 was different, its yield was set lower and it was directed in a way better suitable for that building.9) The explosions have been timed so that 99.9% of people around will look at the top of towers, and perhaps two seconds later the small thermonuclear bomb is exploded in the cellar of the south tower, and again two seconds later another very powerful charge in the WTC 6 customs building while nobody is looking that way. There are also the continuous explosions of the thousands of cutting charges tearing the south tower down to coincide with the speed of gravity-driven free fall.10) The demolition of either of the WTC towers took at least half a year to prepare, including installation of 10,000 cutting charges and the delivery of a thermonuclear device at the last moment. The demolition of those ultra strong steel pillars in the central core using cutting charges only is not possible without waking up unwanted attention. These charges must be in touch with the steel pillars, and there is not enough enclosed space in the central core itself to hide these biggest possible charges.11) The demolition operation is finished by destroying WTC 7 using a nuke and completely destroying the op center with its equipment. Concrete evidence like the military flight beacon and the remote control devices for cutting charges and napalm as well as the recordings of eavesdropping devices regarding events within the towers vaporize and vanish without a trace.SIDE MARKINGSMost of the media is controlled by people related to the attack and tell misleading stories only, as if crushing of the airliners or a weak fire could have caused the “collapse”of the towers. The true attackers are the ones with strong and vigorous broadcasting around their false version of the events which is very different to what really happened.No single “mainstream”newspaper, magazine nor any national TV channel in the western nations has taken a critical, questioning view on the so-called “official truth”, i.e. the planes collision and resulting fires caused the WTC towers to collapse. The destruction of WTC 7, which has no explanation at all (not hit by jets, or fiery debris), is bypassed totally and completely without any comments. A huge bomb of some sort, detonated in WTC 6 is also bypassed as a “non-existing event”.Some things, like the sharply-drawn pictures of the closest seismographs may have been falsified. A Specialist in demolitions, V. Romero, may have been forced to change his original statement. The hoax is completed by Osama Bin Laden, who as a CIA agent “confesses”to have ordered the airliner strikes. The Bin Laden hoax and the suicidal Arabs construct a net of lies that fools the vast majority of mankind.Laymen have no experience in observing differences in collapses, controlled demolitions and underground nuclear demolitions. Even the destruction of heavy steel constructions or typical fire damage are far away from their field of experience. These towers were built and professionally engineered to take the impacts of hitting Boeing 707’s, comparable to Boeing 767’s, taking into account the fires caused by the burning aviation fuel. In fact, the buildings did in fact survive all of that. They stood firm for nearly an hour, until they were demolished. (NYFD personnel are trained on the structuralstabilities of the cities’ high rise buildings.  If there was a clear and present danger of “collapse” it is unlikely the firemen would have been ordered into the building.)The knowledge of relevant advances regarding weapon technology is even rarer. Many of those who are up to date are bound by strict commitment of loyalty and secrecy, that is strictly enforced. In some cases, they get executed for talking (an “accident”occurs).The author of this text feels it is his duty to spread his advanced knowledge in explosives from a military point of view via public discussion as it is obvious that the public is lacking this information. The events observed around 9/11 cannot be rationally explained any other way.The photographs attached in this non-profit distribution are for securing volatile, important evidence on 9/11 for discussion and education. Author hereby grants full permission to reproduce the drawing ‘The Bombs in the WTC’ and his writings. You are encouraged to mail, publish and mass produce these documents or your enhanced versions of them.  The Bombs in the WTC(Schematic Provided by Anonymous “Insider”)The thermonuclear bomb used was a “pure”hydrogen bomb; no uranium or plutonium was used at all. The basic nuclear reaction is Deuterium + Tritium > Alpha + n. The ignition of this is the tricky part, either a powerful beam array or antimatter detonator was likely used (a very certain way to get the necessary effect of directed energy in order not to level the adjacent blocks of high-rise buildings as well).The Development of Bomb Technology Related to the 9/11 OperationThese outlines of developments in military bomb technology have been written to give the layman some idea, why bomb technology has developed into what it is.A hollow charge: a small charge designed to make a hole in armor plate was invented in Switzerland in 1937. A cutting charge, used in the WTC in tens of thousands of pieces, was an evolutionary model of the principles of a hollow charge from 1950’s.A Claymore threw steel balls towards the enemy, but was otherwise harmless even from 5 meters distance, was developed in the USA approximately in 1960.A flank mine is able to direct a narrow pressure wave through AFV flanks from a distance of 20 meters and was developed in Finland around 1970. Due to efficiency needs, a growing part of military explosives deploy improvements utilizing directed explosion energy.By controlling several layers of the explosion fronts the size of a nuclear bomb has been minimized during the 1960’s (fission forcing implosion). After that, the control of explosion force in nuclear explosions was developed. Too strong an explosion is sometimes unusable and undesirable, for example when the enemy have broken the front and advanced too close to friendly cities.While looking for a bomb with a small size and a strong effect, a 100% pure hydrogen bomb was an obvious solution. When no atomic device is needed for igniting, the size of the hydrogen bomb gets even smaller and the yield (effect) can be set within a wide range, for example between from 1 to 100. This new technology was perfected in the 1980’s, as well as the neutron bomb, which kills only living things while it leaves most inert material untouched.The former Soviet Union is said to have had more than 500 command centers durable for repelling a small nuke attack. That led into the developing of different types of bunker buster explosives. A working solution the U.S. military developed is a nuclear missile that directs 96% of its yield into a thin, all penetrating heat+blast wave in a concentrated, specific direction, tunneling hundreds of meters downwards into and melting solid rock. This type of a hydrogen bomb was developed and perfected sometime in the early 1990’s. Nowadays, both the yield and the direction of the destructive force of a small tactical hydrogen bomb can be somewhat controlled. The amount of fusion-able materials control the yield (effect) and the shape of the charge as well as the initiation arrangements impress the direction of the explosion wave.Observations Suggesting the Use of Small Hydrogen Bombs2) Very energetic dust (radiating heat) after the explosions. (Demolition charges using thermite or other demolition explosives would produce white clouds of dust, which would not move much, and a gravity-driven collapse would produce muchless and more coarse dust. Only a thermo-nuke would provide the kinetic energy to produce such “hot-to-the-touch” flour-fine dust particles.)3) Variable brown shades of color was seen in the air –these “brown clouds”are typically produced by nuclear reactions of a thermonuclear device. The reactions use gamma radiation caused by free neutrons, N2, O2, H2O > nitrid acid, NO2,NO3 which in turn provide brown colored clouds after detonation. These clouds soon get their usual white color after some minutes as the heat and fast movement of the clouds cease.Note: many of the pictures taken regarding the WTC Towers and the clouds seem to have been developed too artificially blue in color, replacing the shades of brown seen and remembered by eyewitnesses. (This may have been an attempt to suppress the evidence.) Also there was supposed to be 200,000+ gallons of water on the roof of each tower –this water was spilled into stairwells etc, but was later all converted into water vapor reducing the brown color.   location F C nameA 1341 727 WTC7B 1034 557 WTC7C 1161 627 WTC1D 963 517 WTC1E 819 437 WTC3F 801 427 WTC2G 1377 747 WTC2H 1017 547 WTC4
Thermal Survey of the WTC 9/16/2001 (NASA /US Geological Survey). Despite the fire department efforts to cool the rubble, molten metals would still be extremely hot (up to 1377 degrees F) in some sites 5 days after the incident. Burning jet fuel remnants (especially diesel fuel in Location A –Bldg. 7) would never be this “hot” after 5 days.  However, thermo-nuke residue remains “hot” for many days. Red-hot, semi-molten metal pulled from the base of WTC building 7 in late October, 6 full weeks after it collapsed, (no plane collided with it, and it was still standing unscathed hours after the twin towers had already collapsed). WTC 7 on afternoon of 9-11-01. WTC 7 is the tallsky-scraper in the back-ground, right. Seen from WTC 1 area. The “Shock and Awe” of the Nation over the towers’collapse likely precluded rational questioning about WTC 7.5) Elevated values of tritium were recorded in locations A-H, but not found anywhere else in New York. The University of California found elevated values on 9/13/2001 and 9/21/2001 but only within the boundaries of the WTC. They found the elevated levels of tritium “harmless” to human health. Again, in a pure hydrogen bomb isotopes of hydrogen are fused (D + T > n + a + 17.6 MeV).6) An Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP-type) phenomenon blacked out GSM phones, cell phones, fax machines and rescue personnel’s radiosat the exact moment when the first (southern) tower started to “fall down”, i.e. at the exact moment when a small thermonuclear bomb was detonated. This is why rescuing firefighters were not warned to evacuate –their radios had mysteriously quit working. A strangely eerie afterglow was seen in the late phase of the “collapse” of both of the towers.  8) In the basement level, out of all the 47 ultra strong steel pillars, the steel was melted completely at the length of more than 20 meters (approx. 65 ft). Even cars were melted and burned in the basement level at “ground zero”. The pillars were far too thick for such massive pulverization via thermite, which some have suggested. An explosion of a thermonuclear bomb, on the other hand, explains the phenomenon well. (How is it even remotely possible for rational people to accept the “official story”that burning jet fuel in the upper portion of the tower melted steel columns and even cars in the basement level?)9) Steel columns and pillars were ejected from the outer layers of the building. In the beginning of the so-called collapse, no such natural, gravitational-based energy exists that could throw steel pillars outwards from 60 to 175 meters (approx. from 170 to 574 ft.) away from the trunk of the building. Not even the most powerful cutting charges can do that. However, once again, a blast wave from a small hydrogen bomb is very capable of doing just that.How the Towers of the World Trade Center collapsedThe airplanes did not affect the destruction of towers; they were needed instead to give the ruling neocons an excuse for instigating their odd Orwellian wars, while at the same time turning the USA into a police nation, much like the German Third Reich, to some extent. The towers took and withstood the impacts of crushing Boeing 767’s. The towers were originally built and engineered to take impacts of Boeing 707’s, which are approximately of the same size and were widely used in the 1970’s.Fires that burned from the fuel in the planes were too short-lasting and weak to be able to severely damage the structural integrity of the skyscrapers. Even in the most extreme situation, the heat from a kerosene fire cannot threaten the durability of a steel trunk. The temperature of carbon-based fires reach only 825 °C (approx. 1517 °F) in “ideal” enclosed furnace conditions, steel weakens at 800°C (approx. 1470 °F) but does not actually become molten until a temperature of 1585 °C (approx. 2890 °F) is reached. In the skyscrapers of the WTC the environment simply was not at all “ideal”as there were far too many steel columns which were purposefully engineered to channel heat away from the burning area. WTC 1 burned for 102 minutes and WTC 2 for 56 minutes only. A fire burning much longer, from 10 to 20 hours in a purely ideal environment could theoretically slowly increase the burning temperature to perhaps 1100 °C (approx. 2010 °F). But that is only if there is more fuel and gasses to burn; such a fire will damage concrete and irons, but not severely damage or “melt” heavy steel construction beams and girders. Again, a fire ignited by a finite amount of jet fuel would simply not “melt” steel columns. For example, in mid-February in Madrid, Spain, the Windsor Tower (see above) burned for over 20 hours, which created a fire many times hotter and more destructive to metal than that in the WTC, but even the damage to the Windsor Tower caused by the very strong and long-enduring fire were comparatively minimal and limited to the upper floors –and of course, it did not melt the hotel’s steel girders. Like the Windsor Towers, if either of the WTC towers had started to collapse because of fires the collapse would have been limited to only a few of the floors and then stopped as the fire became contained.The complete and total impossibility of a “gravitational collapse”is closer seen in other documents. A gravitational collapse would produce large pieces of rubble, and a non-symmetrical toppling of the structure. Furthermore, “gravitational collapse” simply does not explain the pulverization of fine dust from concrete, the vast amounts of micron-fine “powdered”dust that was hot to the touch, and pieces of steel ejected outwards over 500 feet.Destruction of the towers by explosions is furthermore clear according to the photographs and reports of the eye witnesses. In the picture below, a range of cutting charges have just exploded in the down left sector and a typical white cloud is formed outwards from the wall. Down right, explosions are seen as well. Even a detonation flame is seen, many stories below the point of impact. In video tapes taken of the planned demolition of the WTC, more explosions of these cutting charges can clearly be seen. The explosions advance quickly, with a gap of a couple of floors, cutting the strong steel pillars in the outer wall. The explosions are skillfully timed so that it appears that the tower collapses occur in the same timing as in a gravitational collapse. The explosions are not completely synchronized in timing, probably a few charges are triggered by radio, and other charges explode out of the impulses of one of these charges (infrared, pressure wave).More challenging problems to the demolition men, however, were the reinforced steel central cores of the buildings and the 47 steel pillars more robust even than the ones on the outer rounds. The pillars of the central cores were made of steel 100 + 100 mm thick, much thicker than the side armors of a battle tank. Cutting those, even with explosives, is extremely difficult. One would need to surround the whole pillars, every single pillar on every floor blasted with powerful cutting charges. These charges would have needed to be placed in such a way that the inhabitants of the skyscrapers could not notice these preparations.As seen in the following pictures, the cores of the towers were not destroyed by thousands of powerful cutting charges of thermite as were the surrounding beams, but rather by a modern thermonuclear explosive, a small hydrogen bomb. In the picture below, a hydrogen bomb explosion, the bomb having been placed in the lowest basement level and directed to the core, shows the resulting energy wave has reached the roof of the tower and the upper parts of the outer walls. On its way up, the waves of intense hydro-fire pressure partially penetrated about 100 floors of concrete and steel. Over ten million degrees of heat created by such a hydrogen bomb sublimated all water within the concrete in seconds. The water (or more specifically the Hydrogen content in the concrete) exploded extremely quickly into 24-fold volume which then totally pulverized the concrete and steel into a fine, white, and “hot” flour-like powder. All people, all office equipment and computers that were in the buildings immediately vaporized, turning instantly into heat and light. That is why almost no human remains of the nearly 3,000 victims and/or any recognizable office equipment residue was found in the ruins – yet thousands of offices were supposedly only “collapsed”from gravity. Where are the human remains of the victims??Also, thermonuclear radiation via hydrogen is absorbed in steel so quickly that steel heats up immediately well over its melting point 1585 °C (approx. 2890 °F) and also above its boiling point around 3000 C (approx. 5430 °F). In the pictures shown below, super hot groups of steel pillars and columns, torn from their walls by the nuclear pressure wave, are instantly sublimated. They immediately turn into a vaporized form, binding heat is then released as quickly as possible. Upwardly blooming blast clouds (a mini mushroom), are clearly visible in the picture below. Clearly, this can not be possible for a mere gravitational collapse or even for cutting charges which are used for energy release horizontally. Here you see the brown “energy cloud” of the explosion extending well over 63 meters in either direction of the 63 meter wide tower. This incredibly potent energy wave could not have been produced by a mere gravitational “collapse”.    Steel pillars are turned into dust.Extremely hot, sublimating pieces are not created by too many demolition methods.For comparison, pictures of subterranean nuclear explosions where the explosion is blasting onto surface and into the air: WTC 2 Banberry 10 Kt undergroundRadioactivity released in the air creates shades of brown as the Electro-MagneticPulse knocks out all electrical devices within a specific, defined radius of theblast. (The subterranean nuke in the picture on the right is 10 times stronger than the small nuke on the left.) This is the primary reason why the FBI did not search the crime scene, and why the area was immediately cordoned off from the general public. Ground zeros of nuclear weapons are a public health risk and belong exclusively to the “experts” ofFEMA.Furthermore, normal fiery jet fuel conflagrations and planned demolitions do not remain extremely “hot” 5 to 10 days after the fires have been extinguished.  However, hydrogen bomb sites remain thermally reactive and “hot” for days and even weeks. This is clearly demonstrated by the USGS calibrations of the WTC areas.Images of the World Trade Center Site Show Thermal Hot Spots on September 16 and 23, 2001. (Downloaded directly from the USGS Website –with their commentary and explanation.)Results of Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) remote sensing data and interpretations show the distribution and intensity of thermal hot spots in the area in and around the World Trade Center on September 16 and 23, 2001. Data collected on the 16th were processed, interpreted and released to emergency response teams on the 18th of September, 2001. The September 23 data were processed, interpreted and the results released on October 12, 2001. The images of the World Trade Center site show significant thermal hot spots on Sept. 16, 2001. By Sept.23, 2001, most of the hot spots had cooled or the fires had been put out. The AVIRIS instrument is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) remote sensing instrument that measures upwelling spectral radiance in the visible through short-wavelength infrared. The instrument has 224 spectral channels (bands) with wavelengths from 0.37 to 2.5 microns (micrometers).In response to requests from the EPA through the USGS, NASA flewAVIRIS on a De Havilland Twin Otter over lower Manhattan at mid-day on September 16 and 23, 2001. For these deployments, the Twin Otter was flown at altitudes of 6,500 and 12,500 feet. The spectral data for the maps shown here were measured at 6,500 feet and have a spatial resolution (pixel spacing) of approximately 6 feet (2 meters).AVIRIS records the near-infrared signature of heat remotely. The accompanying maps are false color images that show the core affected area around the World Trade Center. Initial analysis of these data revealed a number of thermal hot spots on September 16 in the region where the buildings collapsed 5 days earlier. Analysis of the data indicates temperatures greater than 800oF. Over 3 dozen hot spots appear in the core zone. By September 23, only 4, or possibly 5, hot spots are apparent, with temperatures cooler than those on September 16 (Thermal Figure 1).The images (larger area shown below) also show vegetated areas as green. Water appears blue, and the smoke from the fires appears as a light blue haze. White and lighter blue areas are rooftops, roads, and concrete as well as dust and debris from the collapsed buildings. Dust, probably more than a millimeter thick, appears in shades of brown around the core WTC area on the 16th.On the September 16th, 2001 image (Thermal Figure 2), large areas around the World Trade Centers show brownish colors, indicating the debris. On September 20, 2001 there was a significant rain storm that washed away some of the dusty debris. Reduction of the distribution of dust/debris is apparent in the September 23 image (Thermal Figure 3), and can be attributed to the cleanup effort along with the rain.There are other red/orange spots that show in the images in the area south of the World Trade Center zone. These are hot spots from chimneys or heating exhaust vents and are normal and not other uncontrolled fires.The AVIRIS data were processed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena California where the data are calibrated to radiance and corrected for aircraft yaw, pitch, and roll. Acquisition and calibration ofAVIRIS data at JPL are under the direction of Robert O. Green. The data were then transmitted to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Imaging Spectroscopy Group in Denver, Colorado, under the direction of Dr. Roger N. Clark. Atmospheric and ground calibrations were applied to derive apparent surface reflectance and maps were then made of surface materials. The USGS imaging spectroscopy group includes Dr. Gregg Swayze, Eric Livo, and Todd Hoefen. Thermal Figure 2. AVIRIS image from September 16, 2001. Hot spots show as orange and yellow areas. Yellow is hotter than red(because of color mixing in the way the 3-color image was produced). Thermal Figure 3. AVIRIS image from September 23, 2001. Only a couple of hot spots remain in view.  Thermal Figure 4. Index for the locations of some of the hot spots observed on September 16, 2001.Temperature of the Hot SpotsRemote measurement of the temperature is difficult because the source of the thermal emission can be less than the field of view of the measuring instrument. In that case a thermal sensor has an ambiguous solution: a hotter temperature of a smaller area or lower temperature of a larger area can result in the same total received thermal radiation.A spectrometer, however, overcomes the ambiguity problem above, because the shape of the thermal spectrum can be used to derive a unique temperature, and the intensity gives the area of the emitting source. If a large enough spectral range is covered, a range of temperatures and the area of each can be derived. In the near infrared spectral range of AVIRIS, reflected solar radiation also contributes to the signal. The solution to the generalized problem involving all these effects is given in Clark (1979).We derived temperatures using two methods: calibrated radiance, and derived reflectance following Clark’s (1979) methods. In derived reflectance, thermal radiation is the Planck response divided by the solar spectrum. This has several effects: 1) the data are corrected for atmospheric absorption and scattering, 2) the reflected solar component can be readily assessed and compensated for, and 3) the ratio of the Black-Body response by the solar spectrum produces a very steep curve that is readily distinguishable from reflected sunlight and reflectance of surface materials.Simple temperature derivation from derived reflectance is illustrated in Thermal Figure 5a and b. Here the hot spot is assumed to fill the pixel. The thermal response of hot spot A (from Thermal Figure 4) shows the AVIRIS response higher than the 800 kelvin curve. The 800 Kelvin temperature is a lower limit to the temperature. While the upper limit might be the 900 Kelvin curve, we see the slopes do not match. As temperatures increase, the peak in Black Body emission moves to shorter wavelengths and the slope of the curve decreases at positions on the short wavelength side of the peak (the case here).Hot spot C (Thermal Figure 5b) shows similar effects. For hot spots covering the full area of the pixel, the temperature must be greater than 700 Kelvin. At about 1.3 microns, the model at 800 Kelvin matches the AVIRIS data, but the 800 Kelvin curve has a higher slope. This indicates the hot spot is smaller than the size of the pixel, but hotter than 800Kelvin.Solutions that include reflected solar radiation, hot spot temperature and hot spot area are shown in Thermal Figures 6a and b. Hot spot A, which from Thermal Figure 5 has a temperature greater than 800 Kelvin, is found to have a 1000 Kelvin temperature in a spot covering ~15% of a pixel, or 0.56 square meter. Similarly, hot spot C is found to have a 900 kelvin temperature over 20% of a pixel, or 0.8 square meter.The sensitivity of the solution of area and temperature is illustrated in Thermal Figure 7. An excellent fit is obtained for hot spot C with a 900 Kelvin spot filling 20% of the pixel. At 1000 Kelvin, only 8% is required but the fit is noticeably worse. For temperatures in the 800-1000 Kelvin range, temperature accuracy is estimated to be ± 30 Kelvin and the area ± 5%. For smaller spots, like spot G in Table 1, the temperature accuracy is similar, but the accuracy on such small areas is approximately +5%, 0.5%. For example, decreasing the temperature to 1000 Kelvin (from 1020 Kelvin) on spot G increases the fractional area to about 5%.Positions, temperatures and equivalent areas for hot spots A-H are given in Table 1 and the geometrically rectified location map is shown in Thermal Figure 8.Thermal Figure 5a.  Thermal Figure 7. Table 1 Thermal Hot Spot Data Location Temperature AreaHot Spot N Latitude W Longitude (Kelvin) % FOV sq meterA 40o 42′ 47.18″ 74o 00′ 41.43″ 1000 15 0.56B 40o 42′ 47.14″ 74o 00′ 43.53″ 830 2 0.08 C 40o 42′ 42.89″  74o 00′ 48.88″  900 20 0.8 D 40o 42′ 41.99″  74o 00′ 46.94″  790 20 0.8E 40o 42′ 40.58″ 74o 00′ 50.15″ 710 10 0.4 F 40o 42′ 38.74″  74o 00′ 46.70″  700 10 0.4G 40o 42′ 39.94″ 74o 00′ 45.37″ 1020 1 0.04H 40o 42′ 38.60″ 74o 00′ 43.51″ 820 2 0.08Positions are in degrees-minutes-decimal seconds, datum WGS84.Position accuracy is estimated to be approximately +/- 6 meters (18feet).Thermal Figure 8. Geometrically rectified image of the WTC core region showing hot spot locations.

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The 9/11 Operation: A Summary – PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK CONTRACTED REQUESTED BEFORE SEPT 11TH 2001 — FINNISH MUNITIONS EXPERT DOCUMENTATION OF WTC AND CUTTER CHARGED DEMOLITION PLANS AND SCHEMATICS !! DR A. TRUE OTT PhD ND RADIO HOST AT TIME SOURCE WITH GUEST NO-SHOW ! January 14, 2009



The 9/11 Operation: A SummaryThe 9/11 operation consisted of the following activities: Military exercises by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) with 22 imaginarily hijacked planes on 9/11/2001, before and simultaneously with the “real” hijackings. Some of the defense interceptors flew to Alaska, as far as possible from the
cities that were being attacked. All FAA Flight Termination Systems (FTS) were deactivated so that no “false groundings” of commercial planes would occur. The operation involved the “hijackings” of four civilian aircraft, then substituting them with remote-controlled USAF aircraft or “drones”. It is certain that an operation this complex and sophisticated (even in the preparations of the demolition charges at the WTC) is not left to be handled by Arab lackeys armed only with carpeting knives. Plissken-Valentine, FTS by SPC or Pearl are well-documented available technologies on how the aircraft/attack portion of the operation was performed. Since the part of airplanes hijacked and flown into buildings was critical to the real aims of the operation there must have been a couple of reserve planes for the USAF – Boeing 767’s and the Global Hawk. Alternatively, the Boeing 757 shot down in Pennsylvania might well have been a remotecontrolled reserve plane utilized because of the NORAD exercises. The booking of seats on certain pre-ordained flights was artificially kept low; those coastto-coast flights were booked by 20% instead of the usual 75% in order to minimize deaths, which could cause problems if ‘highly connected” individuals were wantonly sacrificed. If the flights were real, the passengers on them had to die (or at least disappear). Two of the flights were probably nothing but fictitious, real only on radar screens, which minimized the amount of passengers to be murdered. There was indeed placing of well executed put options with airline stocks and with specific re-assurance companies (American Airlines, United Airlines, Allianz, Munchener Re, Schweizer Re, AXA, et.al?). Furthermore, the assurance values of the WTC were doubled in July 2001, at the same time the MOSSAD?s offices at the WTC were vacated. Bush’s Carlyle Group members were beneficiaries of these options ; a very vital set of “smoking gun clues” that were completely ignored or conveniently
forgotten by official ?investigators? in the days, weeks, and months following thejoint
CIA/Mossad operation. The camouflaging of six remote-controlled aircraft in order to make them look like Boeing 767’s or 757’s. The four planes probably were 2x USAF 767 tankers, a Global
Hawk used to hit the Pentagon and a ?real?757 shot out of the air in Pennsylvania. False tracks leading to “terrorists” using young Moslem-looking persons on CIA payroll, who take aviation classes in Southern USA and party at night clubs, were created. Demolition preparations of the wing of the Pentagon that was under reparation. This was designed to collapse a horseshoe-shaped area of the building, which would seem to be caused by the crash of a Boeing 757 instead of the Global Hawk attack. This partly failed. There is photographic evidence of a small plane before the actual collapse of the wing of the Pentagon. The structures did not collapse until firefighters sprayed lots of water on the ceiling of the building. Sophisticated demolition charge preparations of the WTC towers and WTC 7 to make
them collapse completely and look to the untrained, gullible eye as if the buildings
collapsed solely from the effects of gravity and burning fuel. Also the positioning of an electronic homing device in the towers and in the Pentagon in order to ensure the accurate hits of the remote-controlled aircraft was needed. Extra napalm was supplied for dramatizing the effects of hits of airliners. The WTC buildings would have been
demolished in the exact same way completely with or without the airplanes hitting.
Ordering, preparing and transportation of the charges for the demolition of the WTC had
to be done, no small feat to say the least. Solely for the steel pillars of the outer circle 40
x 240 charges were needed, let’s say 10,000 thermite cutting charges each weighing 50
lbs for each tower. For WTC 7 at least 4000 charges were needed. Also at least one small
thermonuclear hydrogen bomb for each of these three buildings was prepared. (Did the
9/11 ?investigators? check intoany demolition charge purchases over the prior year?)
Identifying critical need targets for the conspiracy in the WTC towers various offices. For
example, there was a lot of evidence being gathered of world-wide economic crimes by
Neocon Zionists. The FBI?s international divisionwas located in WTC 1 in the floors
from 22 to 24. (One case being investigated was the case against Mobil Oil and James
Giffen on illegal oil swaps between Iran and Kazakhstan brokered by Mobil Oil and
Carlyle Group in Texas; also the ongoing evidence in the investigation of gold price
fixing stemming from charges pending to go to Federal Grand Jury seeking indictments
against Alan Greenspan, JP Morgan & Company, Rothschild & Sons, and Goldman
Sachs.) The CIA maintained a large operations office in WTC 7. It is possible that some
targets were attacked because of the unique opportunity exploitable where the human
bodies and all evidence of the crimes automatically disappeared when a hydrogen bomb
exploded. Explosions heard from the towers before the commencing of the ?collapse?
may have been related to these attacks. There is a reason for the huge explosion in the
customs building, as well.
THE DEMOLITION OPERATION OF THE WTC TOWERS
1) Calculate the correct size and the dimensions of suitable cutting charges and then order
24,000 pieces. Must also order fitting detonators (custom detonators had to be
manufactured). Fitting detonators usually already exist in stores of military forces (as
well as the CIA?s ?Covert Labs?). Time of delivery is several months in any case. All
detonators must be equipped with some kind of safety mechanism, which will be
removed by a radio signal at the final moment.
2) After procurement, the cutting charges are installed in selected vacant rooms and
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elevator/maintenance shafts. Some of these rooms also served as temporary storages for
charges needed elsewhere. After the charges are set, the office is renovated and circulated
to the clients in the WTC. One man continuously assembles maybe 5 cutting charges per
hour. With 10 assemblers 350 charges are assembled and installed a day. Maybe about
20 people more were needed (5 of them know what is going on, 15 do not). For the
installation of the charges this operation takes at least four months with 30 men.
Considering step 1), six months are probably needed. The amount of personnel could not
have been increased, but probably decreased, if more time was available.
3) To some of the chosen office complexes, no one had access. That is why on the
weekend on 9/8/2001 and 9/9/2001 it is announced, that floors up from the 40th floor are
being equipped with new cables and no ?normal employee? hadaccess to the working
area there. The installations of explosives are completed and at the same time (at least in
the charged areas) listening devices are set to find out a possible premature discovery of
the plan. If someone finds charges the guards are soon on the scene and will deal with the
situation in one way or another.
4) One completes the area of secret service in WTC 7 so that its demolition operation can
be carried out. A military flight beacon is placed there (planes are homing to it from far
away). Remote controls for air planes and radio transmitters to be capable of blowing up
at least one third of the cutting charges are placed. At this location, the ability to
eavesdrop any area of the WTC, for example by a laser beam, aimed to a selected
window, probably already existed.
5) A radio beacon helping the final approach is placed in targeted offices in the WTC
towers. Close to these, remote controlled napalm explosives are placed as well, in order
to draw the interest from the planes to fires. The higher in the towers the planes are
targeted, the less death would result. (Real terrorists would do exactly the opposite.)
Evacuation from lower floors should be possible through the staircases. The target is to
create a new reason for odd wars and fascistic laws, not to kill as many Americans as
possible. ?A new Pearl Harbor?, meaning the death of about 3000 unsuspecting, innocent
citizens is the desired loss of lives.
6) The attack plans are made so that they can be executed during the chaos, for example
in the offices of the investigations of the economic crimes by the FBI. (The attackers had
already placed or infiltrated their own men in these facilities.) Also in WTC 6 (customs)
either a small nuke or a very strong bomb is also detonated (which one, depends on
whether there was melted steel ponds in the cellar of WTC 6.) An explosion, of course,
hides the loss of any supplies. (A nuclear explosion covers up murders, as well.)
7) In the morning of 9/11 the operations are performed after a timetable in which seconds
are important. From the command post facilities the actions in towers are monitored. To
hide the true nature of the operation, there was probably an agent on call in both towers,
who could silence the people finding out too much. (The agent probably did not know
what was going to happen.)
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It is highly unlikely that the people who knew about the demolition charges in the WTC,
or those who installed the remote controls of the aircraft or did some camouflage
paintings for drones are still are alive and capable of telling about their acts, which
changed the world.
8) The mini-nukes are transported to the basement floors in elevators. After that the
elevators are locked down, guarded and monitored – no service repairman will be allowed
near these elevators. The thermonuclear device used in WTC 7 was different, its yield
was set lower and it was directed in a way better suitable for that building.
9) The explosions have been timed so that 99.9% of people around will look at the top of
towers, and perhaps two seconds later the small thermonuclear bomb is exploded in the
cellar of the south tower, and again two seconds later another very powerful charge in the
WTC 6 customs building while nobody is looking that way. There are also the continuous
explosions of the thousands of cutting charges tearing the south tower down to coincide
with the speed of gravity-driven free fall.
10) The demolition of either of the WTC towers took at least half a year to prepare,
including installation of 10,000 cutting charges and the delivery of a thermonuclear
device at the last moment. The demolition of those ultra strong steel pillars in the central
core using cutting charges only is not possible without waking up unwanted attention.
These charges must be in touch with the steel pillars, and there is not enough enclosed
space in the central core itself to hide these biggest possible charges.
11) The demolition operation is finished by destroying WTC 7 using a nuke and
completely destroying the op center with its equipment. Concrete evidence like the
military flight beacon and the remote control devices for cutting charges and napalm as
well as the recordings of eavesdropping devices regarding events within the towers
vaporize and vanish without a trace.
SIDE MARKINGS
Most of the media is controlled by people related to the attack and tell misleading stories
only, as if crushing of the airliners or a weak fire could have caused the ?collapse?of the
towers. The true attackers are the ones with strong and vigorous broadcasting around
their false version of the events which is very different to what really happened.
No single ?mainstream?newspaper, magazine nor any national TV channel in the
western nations has taken a critical, questioning view on the so-called ?official truth?, i.e.
the planes collision and resulting fires caused the WTC towers to collapse. The
destruction of WTC 7, which has no explanation at all (not hit by jets, or fiery debris), is
bypassed totally and completely without any comments. A huge bomb of some sort,
detonated in WTC 6 is also bypassed as a ?non-existing event?.
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Some things, like the sharply-drawn pictures of the closest seismographs may have been
falsified. A Specialist in demolitions, V. Romero, may have been forced to change his
original statement. The hoax is completed by Osama Bin Laden, who as a CIA agent
?confesses?to have ordered the airliner strikes. The Bin Laden hoax and the suicidal
Arabs construct a net of lies that fools the vast majority of mankind.
Laymen have no experience in observing differences in collapses, controlled demolitions
and underground nuclear demolitions. Even the destruction of heavy steel constructions
or typical fire damage are far away from their field of experience. These towers were
built and professionally engineered to take the impacts of hitting Boeing 707’s,
comparable to Boeing 767’s, taking into account the fires caused by the burning aviation
fuel. In fact, the buildings did in fact survive all of that. They stood firm for nearly an
hour, until they were demolished. (NYFD personnel are trained on the structural
stabilities of the cities? high rise buildings. If there was a clear and present danger of
?collapse? it is unlikely the firemen would have been ordered into the building.)
The knowledge of relevant advances regarding weapon technology is even rarer. Many of
those who are up to date are bound by strict commitment of loyalty and secrecy, that is
strictly enforced. In some cases, they get executed for talking (an ?accident?occurs).
The author of this text feels it is his duty to spread his advanced knowledge in explosives
from a military point of view via public discussion as it is obvious that the public is
lacking this information. The events observed around 9/11 cannot be rationally explained
any other way.
The photographs attached in this non-profit distribution are for securing volatile,
important evidence on 9/11 for discussion and education. Author hereby grants
full permission to reproduce the drawing ‘The Bombs in the WTC’ and his
writings. You are encouraged to mail, publish and mass produce these
documents or your enhanced versions of them.
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The Album Cover of ?Party Music? by the aptly named punk rock band ?The Coup?. Party
Music CD Design was printed in July and was scheduled for release ?after Labor Day?
during the week of 9/11/01 ?immediately the album was pulled from store shelves on 9/12.
(Notice the ?Covert Labs?(i.e. CIA Issue) detonator, Soviet ?Red Star? or ?Red Shield?
(Rothschild) logo and the ?location? of the explosive charges. Notice also the smug smirk
on the bomber?s face. JUST A HARMLESS COINCIDENCE?? YOU DECIDE!)
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CD Jacket of the Coup?s ?Party Music??Combined with the CD Graphics on the cover, and
the two planes on the jacket ?considering that this CD was recorded 6 months prior to
9/11/01 – WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CIA CODEWORDS ?TELE TRIESTE?AND
?ANGELICA 01?? Was this the ?telefon? coding for the CIA ?activation command? for
certain ?Manchurian Candidates??
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The Bombs in the WTC
(Schematic Provided by Anonymous ?Insider?)
The Ground Zero here is in the original sense of the word, a nuclear blast site.
The thermal energy may absorb heat at a rate of 10 E 23 ergs / cm2 sec and
near the bomb all surfaces may heat to 4000 ?C or 7200 ?F igniting or vaporizing
violently. Sources: US Department of Defense & US Department of Energy,
Glasstone ?Dolan: ‘The Effects of Nuclear Weapons’ (1980).
The thermonuclear bomb used was a ?pure?hydrogen bomb; no uranium or
plutonium was used at all. The basic nuclear reaction is Deuterium + Tritium >
Alpha + n. The ignition of this is the tricky part, either a powerful beam array or
antimatter detonator was likely used (a very certain way to get the necessary
effect of directed energy in order not to level the adjacent blocks of high-rise
buildings as well).
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The Development of Bomb
Technology Related to the 9/11
Operation
These outlines of developments in military bomb technology have been written to
give the layman some idea, why bomb technology has developed into what it is.
A hollow charge: a small charge designed to make a hole in armor plate was
invented in Switzerland in 1937. A cutting charge, used in the WTC in tens of
thousands of pieces, was an evolutionary model of the principles of a hollow
charge from 1950’s.
A Claymore threw steel balls towards the enemy, but was otherwise harmless
even from 5 meters distance, was developed in the USA approximately in 1960.
A flank mine is able to direct a narrow pressure wave through AFV flanks from a
distance of 20 meters and was developed in Finland around 1970. Due to
efficiency needs, a growing part of military explosives deploy improvements
utilizing directed explosion energy.
By controlling several layers of the explosion fronts the size of a nuclear bomb
has been minimized during the 1960’s (fission forcing implosion). After that, the
control of explosion force in nuclear explosions was developed. Too strong an
explosion is sometimes unusable and undesirable, for example when the enemy
have broken the front and advanced too close to friendly cities.
While looking for a bomb with a small size and a strong effect, a 100% pure
hydrogen bomb was an obvious solution. When no atomic device is needed for
igniting, the size of the hydrogen bomb gets even smaller and the yield (effect)
can be set within a wide range, for example between from 1 to 100. This new
technology was perfected in the 1980’s, as well as the neutron bomb, which kills
only living things while it leaves most inert material untouched.
The former Soviet Union is said to have had more than 500 command centers
durable for repelling a small nuke attack. That led into the developing of different
types of bunker buster explosives. A working solution the U.S. military developed
is a nuclear missile that directs 96% of its yield into a thin, all penetrating
heat+blast wave in a concentrated, specific direction, tunneling hundreds of
meters downwards into and melting solid rock. This type of a hydrogen bomb
was developed and perfected sometime in the early 1990’s. Nowadays, both the
yield and the direction of the destructive force of a small tactical hydrogen bomb
can be somewhat controlled. The amount of fusion-able materials control the
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yield (effect) and the shape of the charge as well as the initiation arrangements
impress the direction of the explosion wave.
Observations Suggesting the Use of
Small Hydrogen Bombs
1) The concrete pulverized into fine dust, 70 – 300 micron particles (this alone
would take massively more energy to produce than merely the total gravitational
energy available from the earth?s gravitational field).
2) Very energetic dust (radiating heat) after the explosions. (Demolition charges
using thermite or other demolition explosives would produce white clouds of dust,
which would not move much, and a gravity-driven collapse would produce much
less and more coarse dust. Only a thermo-nuke would provide the kinetic energy
to produce such ?hot-to-the-touch? flour-fine dust particles.)
3) Variable brown shades of color was seen in the air ?these ?brown clouds?are
typically produced by nuclear reactions of a thermonuclear device. The reactions
use gamma radiation caused by free neutrons, N2, O2, H2O > nitrid acid, NO2,
NO3 which in turn provide brown colored clouds after detonation. These clouds
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soon get their usual white color after some minutes as the heat and fast
movement of the clouds cease.
Note: many of the pictures taken regarding the WTC Towers and the clouds
seem to have been developed too artificially blue in color, replacing the shades
of brown seen and remembered by eyewitnesses. (This may have been an
attempt to suppress the evidence.) Also there was supposed to be 200,000+
gallons of water on the roof of each tower ?this water was spilled into stairwells
etc, but was later all converted into water vapor reducing the brown color.
4) Superheated steel objects, disintegrating into steel vapor. Molten ponds of
steel were found in the elevator shafts. There were lots of burned cars in the
parking areas of the towers. The fire department did not announce until
12/19/2001 that the fires under the WTC rubble have been extinguished (more
than 3 months after the incident).
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location F C name
A 1341 727 WTC7
B 1034 557 WTC7
C 1161 627 WTC1
D 963 517 WTC1
E 819 437 WTC3
F 801 427 WTC2
G 1377 747 WTC2
H 1017 547 WTC4
Thermal Survey of the WTC 9/16/2001 (NASA /US Geological Survey). Despite
the fire department efforts to cool the rubble, molten metals would still be
extremely hot (up to 1377 degrees F) in some sites 5 days after the incident.
Burning jet fuel remnants (especially diesel fuel in Location A ?Bldg. 7) would
never be this ?hot? after 5 days. However, thermo-nuke residue remains ?hot? for
many days.
Red-hot, semi-molten metal pulled from the base of WTC building 7 in late October,
6 full weeks after it collapsed, (no plane collided with it, and it was still standing
unscathed hours after the twin towers had already collapsed).
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WTC 7 on afternoon of 9-11-01. WTC 7 is the tall
sky-scraper in the back-ground, right. Seen from WTC 1 area. The ?Shock and Awe? of
the Nation over the towers?collapse likely precluded rational questioning about WTC 7.
5) Elevated values of tritium were recorded in locations A-H, but not found
anywhere else in New York. The University of California found elevated values
on 9/13/2001 and 9/21/2001 but only within the boundaries of the WTC. They
found the elevated levels of tritium ?harmless? to human health. Again, in a pure
hydrogen bomb isotopes of hydrogen are fused (D + T > n + a + 17.6 MeV).
6) An Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP-type) phenomenon blacked out GSM
phones, cell phones, fax machines and rescue personnel?s radiosat the exact
moment when the first (southern) tower started to ?fall down?, i.e. at the exact
moment when a small thermonuclear bomb was detonated. This is why rescuing
firefighters were not warned to evacuate ?their radios had mysteriously quit
working. A strangely eerie afterglow was seen in the late phase of the ?collapse?
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of both of the towers.
7) A wave of pressure was witnessed in the root or lower basement of the tower
at the moment when the so-called collapse was beginning. The blast wave
knocked over a photographer and a fireman close to the entrance, who was
taking photos of the dust cloud. The burst of the dust cloud at the root of the
tower was photographed as well. In the image on the left below is what probably
was the explosion of WTC 6. The Customs building was deliberately exploded for
some reason – it was not damaged because of the falling girders as they had not
yet reached the roof of WTC 7 when the photo was taken. A couple of seconds
later the clouds of the explosion were already partly above the roof of WTC 7,
again, this was much too high-powered to be caused by typical blasting agents,
including thermite ?not to mention gravitational energy. This suggests it was the
second hydrogen bomb in the WTC block. The first hydrogen bomb is
discharging upwards (pulverized concrete) exactly as shown in the picture, and
the steel structures vaporized by the bomb are already blowing out 100 meters
(approx. 328 ft.) farther down. The massive cloud, caused by vaporized steel
rising from the root and core of the building, is seen in the center of the picture
and even more clearly in the picture at the right.
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8) In the basement level, out of all the 47 ultra strong steel pillars, the steel was
melted completely at the length of more than 20 meters (approx. 65 ft). Even cars
were melted and burned in the basement level at ?ground zero?. The pillars were
far too thick for such massive pulverization via thermite, which some have
suggested. An explosion of a thermonuclear bomb, on the other hand, explains
the phenomenon well. (How is it even remotely possible for rational people to
accept the ?official story?that burning jet fuel in the upper portion of the tower
melted steel columns and even cars in the basement level?)
9) Steel columns and pillars were ejected from the outer layers of the building. In
the beginning of the so-called collapse, no such natural, gravitational-based
energy exists that could throw steel pillars outwards from 60 to 175 meters
(approx. from 170 to 574 ft.) away from the trunk of the building. Not even the
most powerful cutting charges can do that. However, once again, a blast wave
from a small hydrogen bomb is very capable of doing just that.
How the Towers of the World Trade
Center collapsed
The airplanes did not affect the destruction of towers; they were needed instead
to give the ruling neocons an excuse for instigating their odd Orwellian wars,
while at the same time turning the USA into a police nation, much like the
German Third Reich, to some extent. The towers took and withstood the impacts
of crushing Boeing 767’s. The towers were originally built and engineered to take
impacts of Boeing 707’s, which are approximately of the same size and were
widely used in the 1970’s.
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Fires that burned from the fuel in the planes were too short-lasting and weak to
be able to severely damage the structural integrity of the skyscrapers. Even in
the most extreme situation, the heat from a kerosene fire cannot threaten the
durability of a steel trunk. The temperature of carbon-based fires reach only 825
?C (approx. 1517 ?F) in ?ideal? enclosed furnace conditions, steel weakens at 800
?C (approx. 1470 ?F) but does not actually become molten until a temperature of
1585 ?C (approx. 2890 ?F) is reached. In the skyscrapers of the WTC the
environment simply was not at all ?ideal?as there were far too many steel
columns which were purposefully engineered to channel heat away from the
burning area. WTC 1 burned for 102 minutes and WTC 2 for 56 minutes only. A
fire burning much longer, from 10 to 20 hours in a purely ideal environment could
theoretically slowly increase the burning temperature to perhaps 1100 ?C
(approx. 2010 ?F). But that is only if there is more fuel and gasses to burn; such a
fire will damage concrete and irons, but not severely damage or ?melt? heavy
steel construction beams and girders. Again, a fire ignited by a finite amount of
jet fuel would simply not ?melt? steel columns.
For example, in mid-February in Madrid, Spain, the Windsor Tower (see above)
burned for over 20 hours, which created a fire many times hotter and more
destructive to metal than that in the WTC, but even the damage to the Windsor
Tower caused by the very strong and long-enduring fire were comparatively
minimal and limited to the upper floors ?and of course, it did not melt the hotel?s
steel girders. Like the Windsor Towers, if either of the WTC towers had started to
collapse because of fires the collapse would have been limited to only a few of
the floors and then stopped as the fire became contained.
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The complete and total impossibility of a ?gravitational collapse?is closer seen in
other documents. A gravitational collapse would produce large pieces of rubble,
and a non-symmetrical toppling of the structure. Furthermore, ?gravitational
collapse? simply does not explain the pulverization of fine dust from concrete, the
vast amounts of micron-fine ?powdered?dust that was hot to the touch, and
pieces of steel ejected outwards over 500 feet.
Destruction of the towers by explosions is furthermore clear according to the
photographs and reports of the eye witnesses. In the picture below, a range of
cutting charges have just exploded in the down left sector and a typical white
cloud is formed outwards from the wall. Down right, explosions are seen as well.
Even a detonation flame is seen, many stories below the point of impact.
In video tapes taken of the planned demolition of the WTC, more explosions of
these cutting charges can clearly be seen. The explosions advance quickly, with
a gap of a couple of floors, cutting the strong steel pillars in the outer wall. The
explosions are skillfully timed so that it appears that the tower collapses occur in
the same timing as in a gravitational collapse. The explosions are not completely
synchronized in timing, probably a few charges are triggered by radio, and other
charges explode out of the impulses of one of these charges (infrared, pressure
wave).
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More challenging problems to the demolition men, however, were the reinforced
steel central cores of the buildings and the 47 steel pillars more robust even than
the ones on the outer rounds. The pillars of the central cores were made of steel
100 + 100 mm thick, much thicker than the side armors of a battle tank. Cutting
those, even with explosives, is extremely difficult. One would need to surround
the whole pillars, every single pillar on every floor blasted with powerful cutting
charges. These charges would have needed to be placed in such a way that the
inhabitants of the skyscrapers could not notice these preparations.
As seen in the following pictures, the cores of the towers were not destroyed by
thousands of powerful cutting charges of thermite as were the surrounding
beams, but rather by a modern thermonuclear explosive, a small hydrogen
bomb. In the picture below, a hydrogen bomb explosion, the bomb having been
placed in the lowest basement level and directed to the core, shows the resulting
energy wave has reached the roof of the tower and the upper parts of the outer
walls. On its way up, the waves of intense hydro-fire pressure partially penetrated
about 100 floors of concrete and steel. Over ten million degrees of heat created
by such a hydrogen bomb sublimated all water within the concrete in seconds.
The water (or more specifically the Hydrogen content in the concrete) exploded
extremely quickly into 24-fold volume which then totally pulverized the concrete
and steel into a fine, white, and ?hot? flour-like powder. All people, all office
equipment and computers that were in the buildings immediately vaporized,
turning instantly into heat and light. That is why almost no human remains of the
nearly 3,000 victims and/or any recognizable office equipment residue was found
in the ruins ? yet thousands of offices were supposedly only ?collapsed?from
gravity. Where are the human remains of the victims??
Also, thermonuclear radiation via hydrogen is absorbed in steel so quickly that
steel heats up immediately well over its melting point 1585 ?C (approx. 2890 ?F)
and also above its boiling point around 3000 C (approx. 5430 ?F). In the pictures
shown below, super hot groups of steel pillars and columns, torn from their walls
by the nuclear pressure wave, are instantly sublimated. They immediately turn
into a vaporized form, binding heat is then released as quickly as possible.
Upwardly blooming blast clouds (a mini mushroom), are clearly visible in the
picture below. Clearly, this can not be possible for a mere gravitational collapse
or even for cutting charges which are used for energy release horizontally.
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Here you see the brown ?energy cloud? of the explosion extending well over 63
meters in either direction of the 63 meter wide tower. This incredibly potent
energy wave could not have been produced by a mere gravitational ?collapse?.
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Storax Sedan 104 Kt shallow underground hydrogen bomb (100 times larger
than the WTC nuke but yet showing the same energy release characteristics).
In the upper picture the explosion is in theory 100 times stronger than in the
picture below, but in practice the difference is only four times due to the
?capability of direction?of the small hydrogen bomb along a prescribed ?corridor?
such as the base columns of the WTC Towers.
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In the picture at the right, the brown shades caused by a hydrogen bomb are
seen, while the top of the tower that is already collapsing is breaking down and
the posture straightens up as the hydrogen bomb pulverized the core as it has
lost all its resistance. The piles point the blasts of the cutting charges.
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Steel pillars are turned into
dust.
Extremely hot, sublimating
pieces are not created by too
many demolition methods.
For comparison, pictures of subterranean nuclear explosions where the
explosion is blasting onto surface and into the air:
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WTC 2 Banberry 10 Kt underground
Radioactivity released in the air creates shades of brown as the Electro-Magnetic
Pulse knocks out all electrical devices within a specific, defined radius of the
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blast. (The subterranean nuke in the picture on the right is 10 times stronger than
the small nuke on the left.) This is the primary reason why the FBI did not search
the crime scene, and why the area was immediately cordoned off from the
general public. Ground zeros of nuclear weapons are a public health risk and
belong exclusively to the ?experts? ofFEMA.
Furthermore, normal fiery jet fuel conflagrations and planned demolitions do not
remain extremely ?hot? 5 to 10 days after the fires have been extinguished.
However, hydrogen bomb sites remain thermally reactive and ?hot? for days and
even weeks. This is clearly demonstrated by the USGS calibrations of the WTC
areas.
Images of the World Trade Center Site Show Thermal Hot Spots on
September 16 and 23, 2001. (Downloaded directly from the USGS
Website ?with their commentary and explanation.)
Results of Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS)
remote sensing data and interpretations show the distribution and intensity
of thermal hot spots in the area in and around the World Trade Center on
September 16 and 23, 2001. Data collected on the 16th were processed,
interpreted and released to emergency response teams on the 18th of
September, 2001. The September 23 data were processed, interpreted and
the results released on October 12, 2001. The images of the World Trade
Center site show significant thermal hot spots on Sept. 16, 2001. By Sept.
23, 2001, most of the hot spots had cooled or the fires had been put out.
The AVIRIS instrument is a National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) remote sensing instrument that measures upwelling
spectral radiance in the visible through short-wavelength infrared. The
instrument has 224 spectral channels (bands) with wavelengths from 0.37
to 2.5 microns (micrometers).
In response to requests from the EPA through the USGS, NASA flew
AVIRIS on a De Havilland Twin Otter over lower Manhattan at mid-day on
September 16 and 23, 2001. For these deployments, the Twin Otter was
flown at altitudes of 6,500 and 12,500 feet. The spectral data for the maps
shown here were measured at 6,500 feet and have a spatial resolution
(pixel spacing) of approximately 6 feet (2 meters).
AVIRIS records the near-infrared signature of heat remotely. The
accompanying maps are false color images that show the core affected
area around the World Trade Center. Initial analysis of these data revealed
a number of thermal hot spots on September 16 in the region where the
buildings collapsed 5 days earlier. Analysis of the data indicates
temperatures greater than 800oF. Over 3 dozen hot spots appear in the
core zone. By September 23, only 4, or possibly 5, hot spots are apparent,
with temperatures cooler than those on September 16 (Thermal Figure 1).
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Thermal Figure 1. Hot spots show as orange and yellow areas.
Dozens of hot spots are seen on September 16, but most had cooled
or the fires had been put out by September 23.
The images (larger area shown below) also show vegetated areas as
green. Water appears blue, and the smoke from the fires appears as a light
blue haze. White and lighter blue areas are rooftops, roads, and concrete
as well as dust and debris from the collapsed buildings. Dust, probably
more than a millimeter thick, appears in shades of brown around the core
WTC area on the 16th.
On the September 16th, 2001 image (Thermal Figure 2), large areas
around the World Trade Centers show brownish colors, indicating the
debris. On September 20, 2001 there was a significant rain storm that
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washed away some of the dusty debris. Reduction of the distribution of
dust/debris is apparent in the September 23 image (Thermal Figure 3),
and can be attributed to the cleanup effort along with the rain.
There are other red/orange spots that show in the images in the area
south of the World Trade Center zone. These are hot spots from chimneys
or heating exhaust vents and are normal and not other uncontrolled fires.
The AVIRIS data were processed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
in Pasadena California where the data are calibrated to radiance and
corrected for aircraft yaw, pitch, and roll. Acquisition and calibration of
AVIRIS data at JPL are under the direction of Robert O. Green. The data
were then transmitted to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Imaging
Spectroscopy Group in Denver, Colorado, under the direction of Dr. Roger
N. Clark. Atmospheric and ground calibrations were applied to derive
apparent surface reflectance and maps were then made of surface
materials. The USGS imaging spectroscopy group includes Dr. Gregg
Swayze, Eric Livo, and Todd Hoefen.
Thermal Figure 2. AVIRIS image from September 16, 2001. Hot
spots show as orange and yellow areas. Yellow is hotter than red
(because of color mixing in the way the 3-color image was produced).
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Thermal Figure 3. AVIRIS image from September 23, 2001. Only a
couple of hot spots remain in view.
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Thermal Figure 4. Index for the locations of some of the hot spots observed on
September 16, 2001.
Temperature of the Hot Spots
Remote measurement of the temperature is difficult because the
source of the thermal emission can be less than the field of view of the
measuring instrument. In that case a thermal sensor has an ambiguous
solution: a hotter temperature of a smaller area or lower temperature of a
larger area can result in the same total received thermal radiation.
A spectrometer, however, overcomes the ambiguity problem above,
because the shape of the thermal spectrum can be used to derive a unique
temperature, and the intensity gives the area of the emitting source. If a
large enough spectral range is covered, a range of temperatures and the
area of each can be derived. In the near infrared spectral range of AVIRIS,
reflected solar radiation also contributes to the signal. The solution to the
generalized problem involving all these effects is given in Clark (1979).
We derived temperatures using two methods: calibrated radiance, and
derived reflectance following Clark’s (1979) methods. In derived
reflectance, thermal radiation is the Planck response divided by the solar
spectrum. This has several effects: 1) the data are corrected for
atmospheric absorption and scattering, 2) the reflected solar component
can be readily assessed and compensated for, and 3) the ratio of the
Black-Body response by the solar spectrum produces a very steep curve
that is readily distinguishable from reflected sunlight and reflectance of
surface materials.
Simple temperature derivation from derived reflectance is illustrated in
Thermal Figure 5a and b. Here the hot spot is assumed to fill the pixel. The
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thermal response of hot spot A (from Thermal Figure 4) shows the AVIRIS
response higher than the 800 kelvin curve. The 800 Kelvin temperature is
a lower limit to the temperature. While the upper limit might be the 900
Kelvin curve, we see the slopes do not match. As temperatures increase,
the peak in Black Body emission moves to shorter wavelengths and the
slope of the curve decreases at positions on the short wavelength side of
the peak (the case here).
Hot spot C (Thermal Figure 5b) shows similar effects. For hot spots
covering the full area of the pixel, the temperature must be greater than
700 Kelvin. At about 1.3 microns, the model at 800 Kelvin matches the
AVIRIS data, but the 800 Kelvin curve has a higher slope. This indicates
the hot spot is smaller than the size of the pixel, but hotter than 800
Kelvin.
Solutions that include reflected solar radiation, hot spot temperature
and hot spot area are shown in Thermal Figures 6a and b. Hot spot A,
which from Thermal Figure 5 has a temperature greater than 800 Kelvin, is
found to have a 1000 Kelvin temperature in a spot covering ~15% of a
pixel, or 0.56 square meter. Similarly, hot spot C is found to have a 900
kelvin temperature over 20% of a pixel, or 0.8 square meter.
The sensitivity of the solution of area and temperature is illustrated in
Thermal Figure 7. An excellent fit is obtained for hot spot C with a 900
Kelvin spot filling 20% of the pixel. At 1000 Kelvin, only 8% is required but
the fit is noticeably worse. For temperatures in the 800-1000 Kelvin range,
temperature accuracy is estimated to be ? 30 Kelvin and the area ? 5%.
For smaller spots, like spot G in Table 1, the temperature accuracy is
similar, but the accuracy on such small areas is approximately +5%, –
0.5%. For example, decreasing the temperature to 1000 Kelvin (from 1020
Kelvin) on spot G increases the fractional area to about 5%.
Positions, temperatures and equivalent areas for hot spots A-H are
given in Table 1 and the geometrically rectified location map is shown in
Thermal Figure 8.
Thermal Figure 5a.
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Thermal Figure 6a
Thermal Figure 6b
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Thermal Figure 7.
Table 1 Thermal Hot Spot Data
Location Temperature Area
Hot
Spot
N Latitude W Longitude (Kelvin) % FOV sq meter
A 40o 42′ 47.18″ 74o 00′ 41.43″ 1000 15 0.56
B 40o 42′ 47.14″ 74o 00′ 43.53″ 830 2 0.08
C 40o 42′ 42.89″ 74o 00′ 48.88″ 900 20 0.8
D 40o 42′ 41.99″ 74o 00′ 46.94″ 790 20 0.8
E 40o 42′ 40.58″ 74o 00′ 50.15″ 710 10 0.4
F 40o 42′ 38.74″ 74o 00′ 46.70″ 700 10 0.4
G 40o 42′ 39.94″ 74o 00′ 45.37″ 1020 1 0.04
H 40o 42′ 38.60″ 74o 00′ 43.51″ 820 2 0.08
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Positions are in degrees-minutes-decimal seconds, datum WGS84.
Position accuracy is estimated to be approximately +/- 6 meters (18
feet).
Thermal Figure 8. Geometrically rectified image of the WTC core region showing hot
spot locations.

 

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09 FEBRUARY 2018

To War, To War, This Country’s Going to War” – TTG

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I’m afraid the recent “defensive attack” by US attack helicopters and artillery on Syrian tribesmen loyal to Damascus is not just a one-off fluke. It is a feature of the current US policy in Syria that will most likely result in another full blown war in the region… one that will put the US on a track to war with Russia. 

First, here’s an account of the fighting southeast of Deir Ezzor on the eastern side of the Euphrates taken from the twitter feed of Maxim A. Suchkov, Russian editor for Al-Monitor. I’ve put it into prose form and corrected some spelling/grammar for easier reading.

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“Russia’s Defense Ministry on US-coalition killing of 100+ pro-Assad forces: “The incident once again exposed true American intentions in Syria which is not the fight against terrorism but seizure &  control of economic assets.” Russia’s MoD version of the incident:”On Feb.7, a Syrian pro-Assad militia was making an incursion to destroy a terrorist group which had been sporadically shelling pro-gov positions.The SYR militia was near El Isba, former oil refinery, 17 km south-east of Salkhiyakh. Suddenly, the Syrian pro-Assad militia came under mortar and multiple artillery rocket system fire, shortly followed by US helicopter strikes. 25 militiamen were wounded (no mention of how many killed). Russia’s MoD suggests the US attack on pro-Assad militia were made possible because “the militia movements hadn’t been coordinated with the Russian military there.” Following the attack Russia hosted reps of US coalition forces in Khmeymim airbase for talks during which according to Moscow, US told the oil refinery was under SDF and US control (which probably was meant to say “stay out” and what prompted Russian response on US trying to seize Syrian economic assets). Finally, Russian MoD claims attacks on Syrian pro-gov positions are getting more frequent over recent days from settlements of Mazlum, Al-Tabiya, and Ksh Sham. Moscow references its military radio intercepts saying it’s done by one of ISIS “sleeper cells.”  (@MSuchkov_ALM)

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Maxim A. Suchov continues with the Russian reaction to the attack.

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Follow-up on Moscow’s reaction to US strike on Syrian pro-gov forces: 

1. Russia’s UN Ambassador Nebenzya will raise the issue at the upcoming UN Security Council closed-door briefing on the humanitarian situation in Syria.
2. Moscow is now conducting a thorough investigation of the incident, Russia’s MFA asks “How could a decision to open a massive fire to defeat the Syrian militiamen be made in such a short period of time [between SDF attacks and time US aviation came to the field]?”
3. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zakharova: “US military presence in Syria presents a serious challenge to the peace process and thwarts the protection of the country’s territorial integrity.”
4. Russia’s MFA spox Zakharova: “A 55-kilometer zone unilaterally created by US around mil base near al-Tanf used by scattered units of Daesh terrorists [who] have opportunity to hide from gov forces in area as well as regroup and prepare for new raids in the Syrian deserts” (@MSuchkov_ALM)

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An editorial in the pro-Turkish government paper “The Daily Sabah” lays the blame squarely on the shoulders of an out of control Pentagon and rogue CENTCOM generals. In so many words, they call on Trump to grow a pair and correct the situation. The full editorial is well worth reading.

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“During his 2016 election campaign, U.S. President Donald Trump kept asking: “Why are we in Syria and Afghanistan?” He called for an end to entanglements abroad and a focus on domestic problems. President Barack Obama’s Syria policy was based on little more than indifference and, the Trump administration just automatically adopted it.

After all these years, the U.S. still does not have a good grasp on what its policies on Syria are. What does it want to achieve? What is its endgame? What kind of timeframe has it settled on to achieve its objectives? American politicians seem clueless about what they have gotten themselves into.

No one knows who is in charge of the U.S.’s Syria policy. Chaos reigns. Who do we call to ask what the U.S. is doing in Syria?

It seems that with no lead from the top, United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has decided it is the boss. While operationally, it is good that soldiers are in charge, it seems soldiers have also taken over the decision making that should be under the purview of elected officials. CENTCOM and its officers now make statements, formulate strategies and even conduct diplomacy. Turkey has a history of power-hungry generals seeing themselves as guardians of the country and the U.S. is well-advised not to repeat it.”  (Daily Sabah)

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Maxim Suchkov holds out a similar hope that Trump, himself, will step in and right the ship. He retweeted Trump and provided a comment to that tweet.

“I will be meeting with Henry Kissinger at 1:45pm. Will be discussing North Korea, China and the Middle East.” (@realDonaldTrump)

“Very interesting given Kissinger has now long been Putin’s go-to on messaging of Russia’s own position on same issues. Putin also holds Kissinger in high regard, seeking his wisdom, experience and balanced analysis of US-related matters.”  (@MSuchkov_ALM)

I certainly hope Suchkov and the editors at The Daily Sabah are correct and that our current course in Syria is a temporary result of Trump’s inattention. The thought that a simple rage-filled outburst, accompanied by a few firings, can correct our course is oddly reassuring. However, I also have my doubts. Are the generals deflecting Trump by mentioning we control the Syrian oilfields when the President brings up the issue? Are the generals filling the President’s head with fears of Hezbollah and IRGC hordes running rampant across Syria?

Al-Monitor has an article out today extensively quoting Secretary of Defense Mattis. He downplays the role of Russia in Syria and Russian influence over Assad. He seems to be downplaying the risks that our aggressive talk and actions in Syria could lead to a confrontation with Russia. Well I think this jarhead is full of crap this time. To reinforce this man’s fullness of crap, a story appears this morning in Al Masdar News about attacks by the US controlled Deir Ezzor Military Council on SAA and NDF forces in Khashim and Tabiyyah on the Eastern shore of the Euphrates. Unlike the YPG/SDF, the Deir Ezzor Military Council is on the direct payroll of the State Department. This is a dangerous game we are playing.

TTG

https://twitter.com/msuchkov_alm

https://www.dailysabah.com/editorial/2018/02/08/us-generals-turning-into-warlords-in-syria-hijacking-us-foreign-policy

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/pentagon-play-down-russia-influence-syria-clash-sdf.html

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-us-led-forces-launch-offensive-syrian-army-deir-ezzor/

What’s next for SpaceX?

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“And finally, there’s the BFR: the ship Musk wants to use to colonize Mars.

On paper, SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket looks like the megarocket to end all megarockets. It’s a completely reusable launch system and features a massive spaceship on top of an equally massive booster powered by 31 SpaceX Raptor engines. (The Falcon Heavy uses 27 of the company’s Merlin engines.) [The BFR: SpaceX’s Mars-Colonization Architecture in Images]

The combined rocket and spaceship will stand 348 feet (106 meters) and will be able to launch 150 tons (136 metric tons) to low Earth orbit (LEO), making the BFR more powerful than NASA’s Saturn V moon rocket, which could launch 135 tons (122 metric tons) to LEO. (The Falcon Heavy may be the most powerful rocket in operation today, but it would take more than one to match the Saturn V, Musk said.)”  Space.com

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I hope to see the BFR fly.  pl 

https://www.space.com/39632-spacex-falcon-heavy-launch-whats-next.html

08 FEBRUARY 2018

Syria Notes – 8 february 2018

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On February 7, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, repelled a Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) attack on its positions in the southeastern Idlib countryside, according to Syrian pro-government sources. The SAA reportedly killed and injured several fighters of HTS and its allies during the clashes.

Additionally, Russian warplanes destroyed several headquarters and ammo depots of the so-called Free Idlib Army in the city of Maarrat al-Nu’man in the southern Idlib countryside, according to Syrian activists.

Syrian opposition sources revealed that thirteen Free Idlib Army fighters, including their general commander “Mohammad Abu Najib”, were killed in the Russian airstrikes on Maarrat al-Nu’man. Russian warplanes also destroyed more than four vehicles armed with anti-aircraft guns belonging to the group.  SF

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 The SAA is rapidly eliminating jihadist forces in the East Hama pocket.  Bereft of a source of re-supply through encirclement the jihadis are being rapidly overrun and destroyed.  By the time of this writing that pocket may be altogether eliminated.  This will free up the forces involved to return to the attritional grinding process underway NW of Abu Duhur around the town of Tel Sultan.   The SAA made a decision to eliminate the East Hama pocket before continuing to the west into Idlib Province.  At their positions around Tel Sultan they had clearly gone past the culminating point of their drive to Abu Duhur and although they could have continued immediately, the risk of a sudden reversal brought on by exactly the kind of jihadi counter-attack now underway would have been great.   Wisely they decided to improve the odds in their favor and have reduced the East Hama pocket to their operational rear and are bringing up more logistical support before continuing into Idlib.  The wealth of air support available to them has been a great help in this.  When they re-commence forward movement I hope they share my view that a right hook to Al-Eis to roll up the jihadi flank south of the Aleppo City is the best course of action. pl

Pocket8

 https://southfront.org/syrian-army-repels-hts-attack-in-southeastern-idlib-russian-warplanes-wipe-out-fsa-ammo-depots-video/

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“A local militia was conducting reconnaissance actions in the area to detect and eliminate the ISIS cell when it was surprisingly shelled by mortars, rocket launched and then the US-led coalition’s attack helicopters. 25 militiamen were injured as a result of the attack.”  SF

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It appears to me thus far that the “troops” attacked were NDF militia from the area.  They are likely to be Arab tribesmen, heavily trained and advised by IRGC Quds force people and supported by SAA artillery and and armor.  These Arab tribesman are undoubtedly very hostile to the presence of the Kurdish SDF this far south of traditional Kurdish haunts.   The US is pursuing an enduring role in Syria and had previously warned the Russians and through them the SAG that intrusions east of the Euphrates in Deir al-Zor Province would be met by force.  This does not bode well for future US/SAG relations.  US and Iranian hegemonic ambitions are nose to nose in Eastern Syria.  pl  

https://southfront.org/russian-military-us-led-coalition-struck-syrian-troops-conducting-operation-against-isis-cells-in-deir-ezzor-province/

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 “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected the recent statement by the head of Turkey’s Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu, regarding a potential meeting between Ankara and Damascus.

“What would we talk about with a murderer who has killed a million of his citizens,” Erdogan said in his address to mukhtars— heads of Turkish villages and neighbourhoods—at the presidential complex in Turkey’s capital, Ankara, as quoted by TRT World.”  AMN

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The sultan is pretending to be motivated by concern for the Syrian peoples.  Nonsense.  He sees the opportunity to weaken Syria in pursuit of some future de facto annexations in northern Syria.    Unfortunately for him the TSK is not doing well in establishing “facts on the ground” to support such ambitions.  At the same time, the Turks are positioning small bodies of troops at Al-Eis, Idlib City and Saraqib supposedly to implement the Russian/Iranian/Turkish de-escalation agreement on Idlib Province but IMO their real purpose is to obstruct SAG recovery of the province.  pl  

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/erdogan-refuses-talks-assad-calls-murderer-million-citizens/

07 FEBRUARY 2018

Did British Intelligence Try to Destroy the Trump Presidency? by Publius Tacitus

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Last night’s release of the memo by Senator’s Grassley and Graham asking the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation of Christopher Steele for possible violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1001 provides critical confirmation of charges presented in the HPSCI memo prepared under the leadership of Devin Nunes, but it also confirms that Christopher Steele was not just some random guy offering good gossip to the FBI. He was an official intelligence asset. He was, in John LeCarre’s parlance, our “Joe.” At least we thought so. But, there is growing circumstantial evidence that Steele was acting on behalf of Britain’s version of the CIA–aka MI-6. If true, we are now faced with actual evidence of a foreign country trying to meddle in a direct and significant way in our national election. Only it was not the Russians. It was our British cousins.

Here are the key take aways from the Grassley/Graham memo:

  • The FBI has since provided the Committee access to classified documents relevant to the FBI’s relationship with Mr. Steele and whether the FBI relied on his dossier work. . . .it appears that either Mr. Steele lied to the FBI or the British court, or that the classified documents reviewed by the Committee contain materially false statements.
  • October 21, 2016, the FBI filed its first warrant application under FISA for Carter Page. . .The bulk of the application consists of allegations against Page that were disclosed to the FBI by Mr. Steele and are also outlined in the Steele dossier. The application appears to contain no additional information corroborating the dossier allegations against Mr. Page, although it does cite to a news article that appears to be sourced to Mr. Steele’s dossier as well.
  • March 17, 2017–the Chairman and Ranking Member were provided copies of the two relevant FISA applications, which requested authority to conduct surveillance of Carter Page. Both relied heavily on Mr. Steele’s dossier claims, and both applications were granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).
  • December of 2017, the Chairman, Ranking Member, and Subcommittee Chairman Graham were allowed to review a total of four FISA applications relying on the dossier to seek surveillance of Mr. Carter Page, as well as numerous other FBI documents relating to Mr. Steele.
  • When asked at the March 2017 briefing why the FBI relied on the dossier in the FISA applications absent meaningful corroboration–and in light of the highly political motives surrounding its creation–then Director Corney stated that the FBI included the dossier allegations about Carter Page in the FISA applications because Mr. Steele himself was considered reliable due to his past work with the Bureau.
  • In short, it appears the FBI relied on admittedly uncorroborated information, funded by and obtained for Secretary Clinton’s presidential campaign, in order to conduct surveillance of an associate of the opposing presidential candidate. It did so based on Mr. Steele’s personal credibility and presumably having faith in his process of obtaining the information.
  • . . . the FBI continued to cite to Mr. Steele’s past work as evidence of his reliability, and stated that ”the incident that led to the FBI suspending its relationship with [Mr. Steele] occurred after [Mr. Steele] provided” the FBI with the dossier infonnation described in the application. The FBI further asserted in footnote 19 that it did not ,believe that Steele directly gave information to Yahoo News that “published the September 23 News Article.”

The Grassley/Graham memo is devastating for Jim Comey. We can entertain only two possibilities–Jim Comey is a monumental dunce or he is a liar. One need only read the Michael Isikoff piece from 23 September 2016 to realize that Christopher Steele was a primary source for Isikoff. We are asked to believe that Comey is a naive, trusting soul bereft of curiosity, who refused to entertain the possibility that Steele was double dealing intel.

One of the most surprising revelations from the Grassley/Graham memo is in footnote 7. I’m surprised this was not redacted because it is drawn from a redacted/blacked out paragraph. Here is a critical bit of intel:

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06 FEBRUARY 2018

The GRU and Turkish MI -The ties that bind …

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Attack Pilot Major Roman Filipov (RuAF) has been posthumously awarded the  “Hero of the Russian Federation” decoration.  Filipov was shot down near Saraqib while flying a ground attack mission against jihadi fighters massing to counter-attack SAA spearheads west of Abu Duhur town.  Filipov ejected from his aircraft and then fought it out with the jihadis on the ground until they gotthe better of him.  IMO opinion he richly deserved the aw ard.

The Russian expeditionary force needs to improve its Search and Rescue service so that more Russian air crew are not left to die alone in enemy hands.  US practice is such that a rescue package would have been standing by in the air with gunships and extraction birds waiting, waiting.

Saraqib is not in Turkish Armed Forces hands, but they clearly have men on the ground in the area and in liaison with the jihadis.  In that context, the GRU (Russian military intelligence) or lower level Russian MI were able to obtain the cooperation of the Turks in recovering Major Filipov’s body.  People who exist outside the world of soldiering and its military intelligence function do not generally understand the level of collegiality that exists in that world.  That collegiality often extends across political boundaries and the momentary whims of politicians.  was Erdogan consulted?   Certainly, but the retrieval of Filipov’s body speaks of more than that.  pl   

https://southfront.org/body-of-pilot-from-downed-su-25-brought-to-russia-ministry-of-defense/

05 FEBRUARY 2018

Syria Notes – 5 February 2018

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1.  Nikki Haley is either completely gullible or is in thrall to some collection of Borgists at State. Someone remarked of a previous US Secretary of State that “if only he were still alive this would not happen.”  Unfortunately he was still alive and in office.  Much the same could be said of Rex Tillerson.  Haley is now tub thumping for US air attacks on Syria.  This a reprise of several previous US assertions of Syrian Arab Government (SAG) use of chemical weapons including the East Ghouta and Khan Sheikhoun fiascos.  After Khan Sheikhoun the SAG invited US and UN investigations of the air base but somehow this was not accepted.  Now James Mattis is asserting that the SAG is manufacturing chemical munitions although the US has no evidence of this as yet.  I believe this is called “confirmation bias?”

2.  As shown above , the SAA is committed to elimination of the East Idlib pocket.  The jihadis are without re-supply and will progressively be running out of the means of resistance.  This should not take too long and is actually a good idea before proceeding further into Idlib Province to the west.  I believe I expressed an opinion as to the wisdom of such a move.

3.  The SAA has begun shelling the Turkish strong point (observation post) at Al-Eis.  The Turks have been attempting tricky cleverness by claiming that they are occupying the hill at Al–Eis un accord with a Russian/Iranian/Turkish de-escalation igreement.  In fact IMO they are seeking to position themselves so as to impede SAG liberation of Idlib Province.  pl 

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-syrian-army-looses-artillery-fire-turkish-forces-south-aleppo-casualties-reported/

https://southfront.org/syrian-army-liberates-4-villages-from-isis-in-northeastern-hama-map/

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/05/nikki-haley-russia-syria-chemical-weapons-390811

Will Christopher Steele Be Charged in the UK as a Spy? by Publius Tacitus [UPDATE]

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Do you want to know why the FBI continued to insist that the Nunes’ memo not be declassified and released to the public? The answer is right there on page 2, (see 1b) in the discussion about what was excluded from the application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court:

The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of-and paid by-the DNC and Clinton campaign, or that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the same information.

I believe that the part in bold is what the FBI wanted out of the memo because it exposes the uncomfortable fact that Christopher Steele was (and had been for some time) a paid asset of the FBI. That is huge news. In other words, Steele was not a mere consultant or sub-contractor for the FBI. He was being paid to provide information/intelligence to the FBI. There are two classes of FBI “informants.” One is serving as a “criminal informant” and the other is as an “intelligence asset.” Information from “criminal informants” can be used in a U.S. judicial proceeding and the informant called as a witness. Getting money under that circumstance can be problematic because the source’s credibility can be impeached by defense counsel, who can argue that the testimony is purloined.

You do not have to worry about that with an “intelligence asset.” In that case the priority is protecting the identity of the source. The fact that Steele had been on the FBI payroll for a while sheds new light on Glen Simpson’s testimony (which was leaked by Senator Feinstein) to the U.S. Senate. Simpson testified that Steele told him in late September 2016 that the FBI wanted to meet him in Rome to discuss the dossier.  That struck me initially as quite odd. If Steele was just acting as an average “foreign” citizen who was trying to help the FBI then he could easily have met with the Bureau in London. That city hosts the largest number of FBI agents in the world outside of the U.S. But Steele was asked to go meet in Rome. That’s what you do when you are meeting an intelligence asset that the Brits do not know about.

That is the problem.

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Tomorrow is a big day for Space X.

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“When SpaceX was competing to fly cargo to the International Space Station, Musk mocked his rival’s rockets. Vying to launch spy satellites, SpaceX sued the US Air Force for a chance to bid on classified launches. Plotting a satellite internet constellation, he promised a network “an order of magnitude” more sophisticated than his competitors. Tomorrow (Feb. 6), his space company will attempt to launch the largest rocket in the world, the Falcon Heavy—and if successful, the rocket entrepreneur could find himself set for collision with a gigantic rocket NASA been building for more than a decade.

SpaceX’s goal since 2002 has been to develop the technology to make humanity a multi-planetary species. The Falcon Heavy is the first vehicle built by Musk’s company with the capability of taking a usefully large scientific robot—or even, in stages, a human exploration mission—beyond earth orbit, and to another astronomical body.”  Qurtz

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Tomorrow, Musk will try to put his red roadster into Mars orbit.  “Up, up and away!”  “Fly me to the moon!”  Pick your tune.  I had just arrived in Frankfurt in 1969 when the first moon landing occurred.  I remember that the local newspaper had a headline the next day that read “Jetzt der mann in der mond ist ein Ami,” or something like that.  pl 

https://qz.com/1196611/spacex-falcon-heavy-can-elon-musk-disrupt-deep-space-with-the-worlds-most-powerful-rocket/

03 FEBRUARY 2018

Habakkuk on ‘longtime’ sources:

Steele, Shvets, Levinson, Litvinenko and the ‘Billion Dollar Don.’

In the light of the suggestion in the Nunes memo that Steele was ‘a longtime FBI source’ it seems worth sketching out some background, which may also make it easier to see some possible reasons why he ‘was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.’

There is reason to suspect that some former and very likely current employees of the FBI have been colluding with elements in other American and British intelligence agencies, in particular the CIA and MI6,  in support of an extremely ambitious foreign policy agenda for a very long time.  It also seems clear that influential journalists, such as Glenn Simpson was before founding Fusion GPS, along with his wife Mary Jacoby, have been strongly involved in this. 

This agenda has involved hopes for ‘régime change’ in Russia, whether as the result of an oligarchic coup, a popular revolt, or some combination of both.  Also central have been hopes for a further ‘rollback’ of Russia influence in the post-Soviet space, both in areas now independent, such as Ukraine, and also ones still part of the Russian Federation, notably Chechnya.

And, crucially, it involved exploiting the retreat of Russian power from the Middle East for ‘régime change’ projects which it was hoped would provide a definitive solution to the – inherently intractable – security problems of a Jewish settler state in the area.

Important support for these strategies was provided by the ‘StratCom’ network centred around the late Boris Berezovsky, which clearly collaborated closely with MI6.  As was apparent from the witness list at Sir Robert Owen’s Inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, which produced a report based essentially on a recycling of claims made by the network’s members, key players were on your side of the Atlantic – notably Alex Goldfarb, Yuri Shvets, and Yuri Felshtinsky. 

The question of what links these had, or did not have, with elements in U.S. intelligence agencies is thus a critical one.

In making some sense of it, the fact that one key figure we know to have been involved in this network was missing at the Inquiry – the former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared on the Iranian island of Kish in March 2007 – is important.

Unfortunately, I only recently came across a book on Levinson published in 2016 by the ‘New York Times’ journalist Barry Meier, which is now hopefully winging its way across the Atlantic.  From the accounts of the book I have seen, such as one by Jeff Stein in ‘Newsweek’, it seems likely that its author did not look at any of the evidence presented at Owen’s Inquiry.

(See http://www.newsweek.com/2016/05/20/what-really-happened-robert-levinson-cia-iran-454803.html .)

 

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Roll them up like a window shade …

Terrain in Idlib

“Amid ongoing offensive operations by the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary groups against Islamist militias in the southern countryside of Aleppo province, elite troops have taken control of yet another town as they eye-out a possible advance towards the rebel stronghold of Al-Eis.

Military-affiliated sources report that forces of the Syrian Army’s Republican Guard have seized from armed rebel groups the town of Tal Mamu in the last hour after kicking-off another day off offensive operations in southern Idlib.”  AMN

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 IMO the correct move by the Syrians just now is to turn right with their main forces and roll up the jihadis who are now facing east south of Aleppo City.  This should collapse the whole jihadi force west of Khanassar and south of Aleppo City and lead to a rapid liberation of the province.  Screening forces should be left to “cover” Saraqib and the left flank SE of Saraqib.  I have looked at the hill at Al-Eis just north of the town of the same name and it does not seem to be a great obstacle.  It can be heavily bombarded with preparatory aerial fires and then attacked from several directions by mobile forces.

The Turks are there?  This would be a good opportunity to force them to back away.  pl  

 

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-syrian-army-boots-islamist-militias-key-town-south-aleppo-elite-troops-eye-strategic-rebel-stronghold/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flanking_maneuver

 

 

HARPER: DEMOCRATS THREW THE FIRST PUNCH

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Now that the Devin Nunes memo is out in the public—with no redactions—and a counter-memo by Adam Schiff is expected to be released within days, it is a good moment to step back and look at the bigger picture of what has gone wrong with our system and where we are headed as a country.

 First, it has been clear, long before the Nunes memo flap, that a network operating within the U.S. law enforcement and intelligence community had it out for Donald Trump for reasons that had little or nothing to do with alleged Russian ties.  Hardcore Obama-Clinton loyalists at the top of the FBI, the CIA, the ODNI and the DOJ abused their positions in a flagrant partisan effort to prevent Donald Trump’s election.  After he won the presidency, they continued in their efforts to deny him the job, deluding themselves that they could forestall the inauguration by claiming that Trump’s victory was solely the result of Russian interference, and by extension, that Trump was a blackmailed dupe of Moscow and Putin.

Post-Nunes memo claims by the Borg media that it was the George Papadopoulos comments to an Australian diplomat that led to the FISA Court surveillance request—not the Steele MI6 memos—are flagrantly phony.  The Steele memos were passed to the FBI, as well as to Fusion GPS from the outset.  The references to Carter Page appeared in Steele memos months before the FISA Court applications, and before the alleged Peter Strzok probe of Page began in late July 2016 (Page’s name came up in the July 19, 2016 Steele memo and the allegations of Russian possession of damaging material on Hillary Clinton were in the first Steele memo, dated June 20, 2016).

It is one thing for people in government service to have political views and biases, it is another thing for those biases to infect the workings of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies.  Likewise for the House Select Committee on Intelligence, which had been one of the last bastions of non-partisan work on Capitol Hill (the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence appears to have preserved some semblance of bipartisan collaboration).  That above-politics commitment has been trashed and it may never be restored.  And it began with Adam Schiff, who seems to have spent half his time on CNN and MSNBC since the Trump election.

While the entire Mueller probe may have been the result of the fruit of a poison tree (the salacious Steele allegations, which even the FBI admitted were never corroborated), I doubt that the Mueller probe will be shut down before completion.  Mueller moved quickly to dismiss Strzok and Page once the amorous emails were turned over to him in July 2017 and somewhat insulated himself from their bile.

 If there was credible evidence of Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 elections—outside of the toxic claims in the Steele dossier—that is a fair subject for counterintelligence investigation.  But it is becoming more and more clear that the inclusion of President Trump in the Mueller probe derived almost 100 percent from the Steele product.  FBI Director James Comey read the documents and was reportedly so horrified that he threw himself fully into the scheme—along with Obama partisans John Brennan and James Clapper—to stop Donald Trump from taking office.

That, IMHO, is criminal.  Comey, Brennan and Clapper are legitimate targets for Federal investigation.  Only by getting to the bottom of the abuse of the awesome powers of the Federal law enforcement and intelligence services can we hope to ever restore credibility and non-partisanship, two hallmarks of a genuine republic. 

02 FEBRUARY 2018

Thoughts on the Nunes Memo – TTG

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My first reaction to reading the much ballyhooed Nunes memo was to wonder why the DOJ and FBI fought so vociferously to prevent its release. It didn’t give a lot of what I would consider worthy of a TOP SECRET classification nor did it reveal any FBI transgressions a hundred times worse than Watergate as promised. What it did reveal is the fact that a FISA warrant was granted on 21 October 2016 targeting Carter Page and that it was subsequently renewed three times. 

Typically the DOJ and FBI offer only a Glomar response (neither confirm nor deny) to any inquiry about FISA warrants. I believe this is why they fought the release of this memo. It sets the precedent that the Government acknowledges the issuance of a specific FISA warrant. This will have consequences beyond the Mueller investigation. 

One consequence has already happened. Washington DC national security attorney Mark Zaid and his James Madison Project have had a long standing FOIA lawsuit in Federal Court seeking disclosure of any FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. The consistent Government position has been a Glomar response. Earlier today Zaid put in a filing in this case taking into account the President’s unprecedented action to declassify the existence of this FISA warrant. The Court’s response was pretty damned quick. This was just tweeted. “Judge Mehta has just ordered DOJ to notify the court by February 14th whether the Nunes Memo requires the reversal of its Glomar Response. If DOJ says it does not, Judge Mehta wants an explanation from DOJ.” 

So, we might all get to see the full, albeit redacted, FISA warrants including the Carter Page one. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for those FISA warrants to appear anytime soon. Mark Zaid also got word today that his FOIA lawsuit to get the Comey memos was denied because releasing those memos could effect an open investigation… the Mueller investigation. Perhaps we’ll see all the warrants and memos once the investigation concludes… or is stopped in its tracks.

Unless Trump uses this Nunes memo in a “go for broke” effort to fire all the top DOJ and FBI folks and replace them with new folks who have pledged their personal loyalty to Trump, I don’t see this memo having a tremendous effect on the Mueller investigation. By the memo’s own admission the FBI investigation began in July 2016 with information surrounding Papadopoulis, probably from Australia. 

Prior to this FBI investigation, an interagency working group was established in April 2016  from the FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the DNI to begin an inquiry into the movement of Russian money into the US to pay hackers and influence the election. This action was taken based on info received from the Estonian IS concerning Trump associates meeting RIS operatives in Europe and a recording indicating the Russian government was planning to funnel funds aimed at influencing the US election. GCHQ became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russia. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information. Germany, Poland and possibly the French DGSE also passed on SIGINT.

The existence of neither of these investigations was leaked to the press before the 2016 election. I would think the vast Borg conspiracy would have done this as a vital part of their soft coup. It would have been effective. Instead, they publicly announced the reopening of the Clinton email investigation a week before the election. Is that any way to run a secret society?

The Mueller investigation is not a Borg conspiracy or a leftist conspiracy or a witch hunt. It is a federal counterintelligence and criminal investigation. I have no doubt there have been and will be instances of investigatorial and prosecutorial arrogance, overreach and even errors when this is all over. Whether there will be serious indictments that will permanently hobble or even destroy the Trump presidency is unknown. He may come out of this exonerated and stronger than ever. Only a thorough investigation, with proper oversight, will tell. 

TTG

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4365715/Notice-Foia.pdf

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article127231799.html

The FBI and CIA Failed Coup Against Trump Unravels by Publius Tacitus

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Based on the memo released today by the House Intelligence Committee (read it here), current and former members of the FBI and the Department of Justice who signed off on applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will likely face contempt of court charges. Who? James Comey, Andy McCabe, Sally Yates, Dana Boente and Rob Rosenstein. The effectively lied to a Federal judge. That is not only stupid but illegal.

Here are the critical points from the Nunes memo that you should commit to memory.:

  • The Steele Dossier played a critical role in obtaining approval from the FISA court to carry out surveillance of Carter Page according to former FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe.
  • Christopher Steele was getting paid by the DNC and the FBI for the same information.
  • No one at either the FBI nor the DOJ disclosed to the court that the Steele dossier was paid for by an opposition political campaign.
  • The first FISA warrant was obtained on 21 October 2016 based on a story written by Michael Isikoff for Yahoo News based on information he received directly from Christopher Steele–THE FBI DID NOT DISCLOSE IN THE FISA APPLICATION THAT STEELE WAS THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THE INFORMATION.
  • Christopher Steele was a long standing FBI “source” but was terminated as a source after telling Mother Jones reporter David Corn that he had a relationship with the FBI.
  • The FBI signers of the FISA applications/renewals were James Comey and Andy McCabe.
  • The DOJ signers of the FISA applications/renewals were Sally Yates, Dana Boente and Rod Rosenstein 
  • Even after Steele was terminated by the FBI, he remained in contact with Deputy Attorney General Bruce Our, whose wife worked for FUSION GPS and was involved with the Steele dossier. 

If you go back and read carefully what Isikoff reported in September 2016 it appears that the CIA and the DNI (as well as the FBI) are implicated in spreading the disinformation about Trump and Russia. Isikoff wrote: 

 

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The House Intel Committee Memo and the White House Letter

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By Robert Willmann

Here are the White House letter about the memorandum of 18 January 2018 from the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and the memo itself that were released today. 

White House Counsel Donald McGahn II dances around the delicate and not entirely clear issue of exactly what the legal grounds are for making information classified and unclassified and who in the federal government can do it.  He opts for a common idea in favor of the executive branch and mentions executive order 13526, which I noted in a comment the other day.  

He and President Trump have made it easy for everyone by saying, “… the President has authorized the declassification of the Memorandum”.

https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/memo_and_white_house_letter.pdf

https://intelligence.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=856

SIGAR Report Claims US Withholding Critical Information by The Virginian

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The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) was established to promote greater accountability of the taxpayer’s dollars being spent in Afghanistan.  That they are saying the military is keeping information from the public that would illustrate the resurgence of Taliban (and other) insurgent elements deserves attention. Afghanistan’s fate will not be determined by the US / West.

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A new report released on Monday states the US military is keeping information from the public that gauges the war in Afghanistan and gains made by insurgents. 

The US Defense Department has restricted data on population figures and on what areas are held by either government or insurgents, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report released on Tuesday. 

“The number of districts controlled or influenced by the Afghan government had been one of the last remaining publicly available indicators for members of Congress … and for the American public of how the 16-year-long US effort to secure Afghanistan is faring,” John Sopko, the special inspector general, said in the report.

This however is the first time that SIGAR has been instructed not to release unclassified information in one of its quarterly reports, Sopko said, adding that the information will instead be included in an annex unavailable to the public. 

The report stated that SIGAR was not given any justification for the new restrictions. 

The SIGAR report stated that the “worrisome development” follows an increase of insurgent control or influence in Afghanistan.

As such, the non-disclosure of information was of particular concern, SIGAR reported. 

It also comes after several other measures for gauging the development and strength of Afghanistan’s security forces were blocked or restricted in the fall. Among them were casualty and attrition rates.

Click here for full report https://www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2018-01-30qr.pdf#page=60

01 FEBRUARY 2018

Moon Over Parador …..A true story beyond the fabeled creations of Hollywood…… by Fred

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A super-moon for a super speech by the new leader of a great country that doesn’t have a tin-pot dictator and an out of control secret police running the place. Here in this storied land when electing our new leaders we citizens know we’re Stronger Together. And our true leaders look stunning in white. 

Stronger Together

Yes, stronger together. Like when we have record employment for our most downtrodden citizens. That joyous news will make every politician stand and cheer.

Trump=state-of-the-union-congressional-black-caucus

Well, you must understand that sometimes our politicians have worked so hard to help their fellow citizens that the best they can do is Stand Sit to honor their fellow citizens because they know whose lives really matter.  

Now some foreign readers might have heard that there is some kind of a scandal involving the most recent election of our great leader. Rest assured that here in this fabeled land of milk and honey and truth and justice there’s only one way to discover the truth. A fair and impartial investigation. Like we have here:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2016/10/30/justice-department-advised-fbi-against-clinton-email-letter/

“FBI investigators in the Anthony Weiner sexting probe knew for weeks about the existence of newly discovered emails potentially related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email…”

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A master stroke is possible in Idlib.

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IMO the SAA and friends are well past the culminating point of their drive into Idlib Province and vulnerable to a major reverse if things do not continue to go well, but fortune often favors the brave …  A reverse could take the form of a counter-attack against the now very long “roots” (supply lines) of the spearheads fighting NW of Abu Duhur especially in the context of protracted fighting at rapidly stiffening defenses around the crossroads at Saraqib when SAA reaches that location. 

But, pilgrims, fortune DOES favor the brave and a crushing defeat of HTS and collapse of jihadi resistance in the province could be accomplished if:

1.  The SAA advances to Saraqib and then engages just sufficiently to fix the defending jihadi forces in position.

2.  The SAA does not immediately divert scarce forces to the relief of the two besieged Shia villages just north of Idlib City.  These places will be uncovered and will fall to government forces of their own weight if the major effort in Idlib Province is successful.

3.  The main effort should now be made by a  Tiger Force led column that wheels to the right to roll up jihadi forces from south to the north as they currently face government forces to the south of Aleppo City.  This movement would turn jihadi forces out of their positions and enable a general government advance into Idlib Province from existing positions in Aleppo Province south of Aleppo City.  pl  

https://southfront.org/map-update-military-situation-in-eastern-idlib-and-southern-aleppo/

31 JANUARY 2018

Democrats and Pundits Out of Touch with New Media Reality by Publius Tacitus

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Why is Donald Trump winning? It is not because he has some a warm, charming personality. Nope. He understands the 21st Century media reality. That also explains why the Democrats and so many pundits who opine on politics are getting things wrong. The Dems and their pundit lackeys are living with a 1970s view of the media. They do not understand that ship has sailed.

Look first at the numbers of viewers for last night’s State of the Union speech. This tells part of the story:

FOXNEWS 11,500,000

NBC               7,100,000

CBS                7,000,000

ABC                5,400,000

FOX                3,600,000

CNN                3,100,000

MSNBC           2,700,000

 That’s a total of 40,300,000 viewers. Sounds like a lot. But when you consider the fact that the population in America is approaching 330 million, that’s only 12 percent of the population. 

Let’s take this to the level of who watches news. There is the assumption among those who turn on FOX or CNN or MSNBC that these outlets are influential in helping set policy and inform political opinion. That may have been true 30 years ago, but it is no longer the case.

Consider these facts.

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30 JANUARY 2018

How the U.S. House Can Disclose the Tantalizing Secret Memo About Surveillance

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By Robert Willmann

On Monday, 29 January 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence met for a business meeting and voted on five agenda items or motions concerning classified executive session memoranda.  This is the tantalizing matter of conduct by one or more executive branch agencies of surveillance, perhaps of president-elect Donald Trump, campaign members, and others.  Also said to possibly be involved is the secret federal court created by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and maybe even the bawdy paper pushed during the presidential campaign by “former” (or current?) British MI6 agent Christopher Steele about Donald Trump and Russia.  Here are the agenda items and the votes on each one by committee members–

http://docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG00/20180129/106822/HMTG-115-IG00-20180129-SD001.pdf

The big one was item number four, which passed, and authorized the disclosure of one classified executive session memo.

Of equal interest is the fact that the U.S. Congress can declassify and make public a document or item that was deemed secret and not to be disclosed.  Buried in the 45 pages of fine print in the Rules of the House of Representatives is the language that is claimed to authorize the disclosure.  Rule 10 governs the organization of committees.  Section or clause 11 of Rule 10 deals with the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  The good stuff describing the authority and procedure is on pdf pages 19 and 20 (document pages 15 and 16) of the rules, in parts 11(f) and 11(g).  You start near the bottom of the middle column with part “f” on pdf page 19 and go through part/clause 11(g)(2)(G) in the first column on pdf page 20–

https://rules.house.gov/sites/republicans.rules.house.gov/files/115/PDF/House-Rules-115.pdf

That Congress can decide what is classified secret and what is not, and can authorize disclosure, is self-evident from Article 1, section 1 of the U.S. Constitution:  “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives”.  However, the House rules are not legislation.  I have not yet tried to find a law passed by Congress that creates this unilateral power to declassify material, but I assume that it does exist, or it certainly should.

The members of the House intelligence committee are listed here–

http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/index.aspx?comcode=IG00

One little item of interest is that committee member Will Hurd (Repub. Texas, 23rd District) is a former CIA officer.  His Congressional district includes part of the San Antonio area.  According to the committee document cited above with the motions that were voted on, he participated in all of the votes except number four, the one that starts the process to try to disclose the memo to the public.  He did not vote “present”, so he may have ducked out of the room for that one.  If he has a philosophical objection to disclosing material previously designated as classified, he may not be put on the spot as the deciding vote to disclose if the whole House has to vote on that question. If the Republicans have a surplus in their majority in the House, he might either not vote at all or make a symbolic “no” vote.

If the underlying material for the memo was submitted by the “executive branch” and the executive branch requests that it be kept secret, the committee notifies the president that the vote to disclose was made.

 

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29 JANUARY 2018

CA In Seismic Drought But Big Earthquake Coming, Professor Says

CA In Seismic Drought But Big Earthquake Coming, Professor Says

CALIFORNIA — California is long overdue for an earthquake with a magnitude larger than 7 but one will come soon, said a Colorado State University professor. Richard Aster, a professor of geophysics, wrote this week that the state has been in an “earthquake drought” for years with the last earthquake greater than a magnitude of 7.0 happening in 1906 in San Francisco.

The so-called drought is more serious than most people realize, Aster wrote for TheConversation.com.

“The earthquake situation in California is actually more dire than people who aren’t seismologists like myself may realize,” Aster wrote. “Multiple segments of the expansive San Andreas Fault system are now sufficiently stressed to produce large and damaging events.”

Aster explained that the San Francisco earthquake, which killed roughly 3,000 people, was the last shake that was more than 7 in magnitude. The result is that “strands of the fault system accumulate stresses that correspond to a seismic slip of millimeters to centimeters.”

“Eventually, these stresses will be released suddenly in earthquakes,” Aster wrote. “Reflecting this deficit, the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast estimates that there is a 93 percent probability of a 7.0 or larger earthquake occurring in the Golden State region by 2045, with the highest probabilities occurring along the San Andreas Fault system.”

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Thankfully, California’s government has made headway in improving infrastructure and planning. Those efforts will be tested when the big one hits, Aster wrote.

“As California prepares for large earthquakes after a hiatus of more than a century, the clock is ticking,” Aster wrote.

Here are earthquake preparedness tips from the American Red Cross:

  • Become aware of fire evacuation and earthquake safety plans for all of the buildings you occupy regularly.

  • Pick safe places in each room of your home, workplace and/or school. A safe place could be under a piece of furniture or against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases or tall furniture that could fall on you.

  • Practice “drop, cover and hold on” in each safe place. If you do not have sturdy furniture to hold on to, sit on the floor next to an interior wall and cover your head and neck with your arms.

  • Keep a flashlight and sturdy shoes by each person’s bed in case the earthquake strikes in the middle of the night.

  • Make sure your home is securely anchored to its foundation.

  • Bolt and brace water heaters and gas appliances to wall studs.

  • Bolt bookcases, china cabinets and other tall furniture to wall studs.

  • Hang heavy items, such as pictures and mirrors, away from beds, couches and anywhere people sleep or sit.

  • Brace overhead light fixtures.

  • Install strong latches or bolts on cabinets. Large or heavy items should be closest to the floor.

  • Learn how to shut off the gas valves in your home and keep a wrench handy for that purpose.

  • Learn about your area’s seismic building standards and land use codes before you begin new construction. Keep and maintain an emergency supplies kit in an easy-to-access location.

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Why Didn’t the US Shoot Down That North Korean Missile?

Why Didn’t the US Shoot Down That North Korean Missile?

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This image made from video aired by North Korea's KRT on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 shows a photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting soldiers during what Korean Central News Agency called a "target=striking contest" in North Korea.

The military’s record of hitting intermediate-range missiles is less than perfect. That makes the decision to attempt an intercept much harder.

This story has been updated to reflect recent developments overnight.

North Korea launched another medium-range missile on Monday, this one right over Japan. Despite Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ threats to shoot down missiles aimed at Guam and President Donald Trump’s Pyongyang-aimed bluster, the United States and Japan let it fly. Why?

After the test, Trump on Tuesday said that “all options are on the table,” as every president has said for decades. But the Pentagon is still reluctant to use some of the most obvious options, such as shooting down a missile above the earth’s atmosphere with another missile fired from a ship.

The United States has 33 Aegis warships (three more are slated to arrive next year) that can launch an interceptor to hit a mid- or intermediate-range missile like the Hwasong-12 that North Korea sent over Hokkaido. Sixteen of those warships are currently in the Pacific.

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Pacific Command, in Honolulu did not respond to questions about why they didn’t attempt to down Monday’s missile. The command did issue a statement: “North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America,”

Mattis said earlier this month that any North Korean missile headed toward U.S. land, including Guam and other territories, would be shot down and considered war against the United States. But, he added, if the missile were tracking to land in the sea, it would be the president’s call what to do about it.

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Tom Karako, senior fellow and missile defense expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that if the missile launched Monday were really a threat to the United States or even Japan “then presumably we may well have attempted to engage it.”

But what are the costs and what are the benefits in attempting such an intercept? Anti-missile interceptors like the ones on U.S. warships are designed to hit enemy missiles as they reach peak altitude — in the case of the Hwasong-12, that’s above 3,500 kilometers. The United States has demonstrated that it can intercept mid-range and slightly higher intermediate-range missile. But the test record includes embarrassing and recent failures.

Between January 2002 and August 14 of this year, the Defense Department attempted 37 interceptsof a mid-range missile and hit the target 29 times with an SM-3. There are many reasons for this, but the biggest, according to the Pentagon’s Office of the Director of Operational Testing and Engineering, is that realistic testing of interceptors is very expensive and requires a lot of lead time and support.

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Update: On Wednesday morning, MDA conducted another successful intercept test using an SM-6 aboard a warship against a medium-range ballistic missile target. “The USS John Paul Jones detected and tracked a target missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar,” the agency said in a press statement.

In February, MDA showed that their newest version of the standard missile, the SM-3 IIAcould hit a mid-range missile. But a second test in June was a failure. The Navy later attributed that to human error. But 50 percent is not a good record for the most advanced intermediate-range interceptor in the U.S. arsenal.

The Obama administration pushed hard for a ship-based defense against mid-range North Korean missiles aimed at Japan or Guam but found that the military has much better chance of hitting missiles that don’t fly so high.

Shooting down an enemy missile aimed at U.S.territory may be good defense, but shooting down a missile test aimed at the sea would be an act of war. Or so argued North Korea.

“Taking a shot at a North Korean missile is not something the U.S. military would do lightly or without a directive to do so,” said Karako. “if we are going to shoot at something, we will do it like we mean it. But there has to be a good reason to do it. That reason might be if there is an actual threat to the U.S., its forces, or our allies. Or it might be if the U.S. or Japan adopts a policy to intercept certain types of missiles or those on certain kinds of trajectory.  But that would have to be a deliberate policy choice.”

The highest probability of success would be to hit the enemy missile closer to the ground, during the so-called boost phase. That’s what MDA is aiming for in the future with laser-armed drones. In July, the agency put out a request for information for a high-altitude long endurance aircraft. Read that to mean a drone that can fly above 63,000 feet for a long time. According to the request, the drone should have enough power for a 140-kw laser. But that program won’t even begin testing until 2023. Until then, and likely even after, every time a missile heads toward Japan, Guam, or anywhere else, military leaders will have to decide whether attempting to shoot down North Korean missiles is worth the costs of possibly missing — or starting a war.

U.S. general: North Korea ICBM threat advancing faster than expected

U.S. general: North Korea ICBM threat advancing faster than expected

U.S. Army General Mark Milley testifies at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to become the Army’s chief of staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington July 21, 2015.Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. General Mark Milley, the chief of staff of the Army, said on Thursday that North Korea’s July 4 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile showed its capabilities were advancing significantly and faster than many had expected.

Milley, in remarks to the National Press Club in Washington, said there was still time for a non-military solution to the crisis caused by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, but cautioned that “time is running out.”

“North Korea is extremely dangerous and more dangerous as the weeks go by,” he said.

U.S. media reported this week that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Pentagon spy agency, had assessed that North Korea would be able to field a nuclear-capable ICBM by next year, earlier than previously thought.

However, two U.S. officials said some other analysts who study North Korea’s missile program did not agree with the assessment, although there was no question that Pyongyang had moved further and faster in its efforts.

U.S. officials said on Tuesday they had seen increased North Korean activity that could be preparations for another missile test within days.

After its July 4 test, North Korea said it had mastered the technology needed to deploy a nuclear warhead via the missile. It also said the test verified the atmospheric re-entry of the warhead, which experts say may be able to reach the U.S. state of Alaska.

North Korea has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the United States and has ignored international calls to halt its weapons programs.

The vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Paul Selva, said last week that North Korea did not have the ability to strike the United States with “any degree of accuracy” and that while its missiles had the range, they lacked the necessary guidance capability.

Reporting by Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Grant McCool