Originally published on SOTT.net on September 16, 2012.
On Thursday morning, 13th September 2012, early risers from all over the southwestern United States – California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico – were stunned by the appearance of a vivid luminescent trail high up in the atmosphere. Photos taken by residents reminded me of the glowing trail seen across the Caucasus on the 7th June 2012 (which I have written about here). My suspicion that we were looking at the arrival and overhead explosion of yet another meteor or cometary fragment (MoCF) solidified when I read some of the ridiculous claims of the US Army that they had test-fired a rocket/missile at 5.30am local time on the 13th of September.
Folks contacted law enforcement in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado to report “a crash”. A sheriff’s deputy in northern New Mexico said he witnessed “an explosion” and part of the object breaking apart from the main body. No one reported a trail moving from the ground upwards, just a very fast-moving dot in the sky that produced a very bright trail mid-atmosphere, indicating that nothing was launched from the ground.
Damage control quickly went into operation, with Associated Press reporting that:
The “explosion” was a normal separation of the first and second stages of the unarmed Juno ballistic missile that was fired at 6:30 a.m. MT from Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M., said Drew Hamilton, a spokesman for the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range. The expended first stage landed in a designated area of U.S. Forest Service land.
The problem here is that there doesn’t seem to be any information on anything called a “Juno Ballistic missile”. There was Juno I, a large rocket booster used for satellite launches in the 1950s, while the Juno II was an American space launch vehicle used during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Having said that, there does appear to be a “Juno Target Missile” which appears to be a modified version of the booster rockets used on older generation space launch vehicles.
Originally published on SOTT.net on August 12, 2012.
Next to people HAARPing on about scalar weapons and UFOs, so-called ‘chemtrails’ are probably one of the most talked about topics in the alt.net community. The proliferation of pseudo-scientific nonsense has exploded online to the point that every time an unusual weather event or natural disaster occurs, you just know it won’t be long before chemtrails or HAARP or both will be brought up. I’m well aware that the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is high military stuff, but its purpose is to mess with people’s minds, not mess with the weather. And messing with your mind may definitely include inducing you to believe, against the evidence, that the government is “in control of the weather.” Certainly, there is some kind of atmospheric spraying going on in many places, but this activity is mainly aimed at 1) providing a bounce screen for HAARP mind control waves; 2) providing fuel for the rumors that the government is in control by dribbling a few toxic substances onto the masses which 3) can make people sick and thus more susceptible to the mind control waves.
Just today, Laura received a question from a reader of her books who is unfamiliar with the work published on SOTT.net that deals more directly with real-world issues, and both the question and answer are so succinct in respect of this topic, I’m going to include it right here at the beginning before I go into details.
Reader Question: Could the earthquakes in Iran [see here] and the “dryness” be caused by seismic and climatic high tech weapons?
Answer: Earthquakes could possibly be caused by satellite based weapons. Weather issues, I’m afraid, are not. Weather is nonlinear and nobody in his right mind would meddle with it. Obviously they try to, but with very limited results and it usually backfires on them. Their inputs are just so small they don’t perturb the system very much. (The same applies to “anthropogenic global warming”.) Plus, notice the most important clue: that the weather is changing dramatically on the other planets in our solar system which suggests a more “cosmic” cause. Also notice the other interesting phenomena such as increasing volcanic eruptions (keep in mind that 75% of the planet’s volcanoes are under water and appear to be erupting with greater frequency lately), sinkholes, torrential rains, landslides everywhere on a scale previously unknown, heating of the troposphere from internal heat of the earth, combined with cooling and sinking of the stratosphere, comet/meteor dust loading of the stratosphere resulting in noctilucent clouds being seen further south than ever before. Then, there is the meandering of the jet stream. Put that together with the really sad performance of the sun during this solar maximum, the puzzling decrease of the Earth’s magnetic field, the increase in electrical activity, including the now well-known “mysterious sounds” phenomena, and you get the impression that something outside the solar system or at least at the edges of it, is “grounding the current flow” through all the planets and things are definitely getting interesting.
That describes the situation in a nutshell. And naturally, the Powers That Be (PTB) would like all of you to believe that they are behind all of this sort of thing with the exception of global warming which is, of course, YOUR fault, not theirs! As SOTT has pointed out again and again, historically, when a people begin to perceive that the cosmos is “against them”, their first – and natural – reaction is to find a scapegoat, and the most obvious one is, of course, their leaders. During repeating periods in history when famines, earthquakes, plagues have struck and taken a heavy toll, when volcanoes erupt or comets blaze across the sky or meteor storms and weather anomalies increase, the target has always and ever been the ruling classes, going back to the most ancient times when the king was ritually sacrificed to appease the Storm Gods in their various appearances.
Originally published on SOTT.net on July 12, 2012.
May you live in interesting times
~ Ancient Chinese proverb
There were widespread reports from the Middle East to central Asia of a strange phenomenon in the late evening sky on June 7th. Emergency phone lines lit up as excited eyewitnesses reported a spectacular light display. Judging by the distribution of media coverage that followed, people in Israel and Lebanon were particularly excited about the event, reporting the extraordinary sighting of “multiple airborne objects”. It was apparently unmissable across a vast area because there were also multiple reports in Cyprus, Syria, Turkey, Jordan and several countries in the Caucasus. The earliest reports came from Lebanon where the daily L’Orient Le Jourreported that “meteorites were clearly visible” and LBCI News reported that “luminous objects and meteor bursts appeared over north Lebanon”, before quoting Lebanese astronomers as saying they were the result of a large meteorite that exploded and left “visible trails of dust.” Another Lebanese publication, Naharnet, described the phenomenon as a “meteoric downpour”, while the state-run National News Agency reported that the objects were “clearly visible.”
It’s at this point that the story changed from being one of multiple ‘meteoric’ sightings to just a single fiery object that was “probably” a Russian missile.
The next day, Friday 8 June, the Jerusalem Postreported that Russia had carried out a successful rocket launch of an inter-continental ballistic missile the previous evening, Thursday June 7th. The Post went on to quote a spokesperson for the Israeli Astronomical Association as saying “the object reached an altitude of 80 kilometres.” Sure enough, Russian news agency Interfax carried a report that cited the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RVSN) as saying they had successfully launched an RS-12M Topol ICBM from the Kapustin Yar range in the country’s southern Astrakhan region missile at 21.39 local time on Thursday evening. The Russian Defence Ministry’s spokesman for RVSN, Col. Vadim Koval, told Interfax that “the missile hit the simulated target at the Sary-Shagan range in Kazakhstan with projected accuracy.” The RVSN’s own website was updated to account for this missile launch.
That would appear to have settled the issue for most. I’m not convinced though.