1. NSA offers advice on how to shield yourself from being tracked via your devices.
(We here at VladTepes recommend this device instead. It has drawbacks, anything inside this bag cannot communicate with the world outside the bag, but it actually works, unlike the advice from the NSA which may make it more difficult for amateurs to track you, or the companies that make apps you may have)
2. Best explanation yet of Beirut massive blast: Massive explosion rocks Beirut port, at least 50 dead says Lebanon
Lebanon’s capital Beirut has been shaken by a huge explosion at its port on Tuesday evening, with the death toll quickly rising above 50 with thousands injured.
Videos circulating on social media show a fire smoking at the berth, which appears to trigger the passive blast.
According to a report from Reuters, citing the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen television station, the country’s customs director said tonnes of nitrate exploded, with the effects felt as far away as Cyprus.
The US Associated Press (AP) reported the accelerant for the explosion was confiscated from a ship “some time ago” and was stored at the port.
In addition to the videos showing the blast, others show the aftermath, with burnt-out cars covered in ash and a blackened nearby tower block with all its windows broken. Elsewhere, balconies had reportedly collapsed.
3. Rebel News on potential for FORCED VACCINATIONS given Trudeau’s order of enough vaccine needles for every man woman and child in Canada. This is an excellent video and every second of it should be seen.
4. BLM is a communist insurgency wearing a shield of the narrative of Black suffering. Even of blacks who moved to the US for a better life and would never move back for large sums of money.
Hey Suburban Mom voters who find Trump icky.
Here is your alternative.
“White BLM mob comes calling on home of Seattle's black police chief”https://t.co/NmBNj8Pj1r via @powerlineUS
— Christine Brim (@Christine_Brim) August 4, 2020
5. Military’s COVID-19 influence campaign sparks investigation, development of new rules to govern information operations
The Canadian Forces has been told to come up with rules governing its plans to influence the public after what military insiders describe as a propaganda campaign was able to proceed without proper authorization during the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, a separate investigation has been launched to determine whether a team, assigned to a military intelligence unit, illegally collected information from the public’s social media accounts during the pandemic.
Floriane Bonneville, the press secretary for Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan, called the unauthorized plan a “mistake” and noted the minister has ordered Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jon Vance to assemble a team made up of legal, communications and policy staff, to investigate what happened. “A review of applicable policies will be completed by the CAF and DND to make sure this kind of situation never happens again,” she added.
(This is referring to a MILITARY influence operation that was intended to be used on the CITIZENS OF CANADA by ITS OWN MILITARY till a General found out, and stopped it and publicized it. He “retired” days later. All of this was reported here at Vlad. This is not a small thing.)
Thank you all who are paying attention, and are submitting materials for our mutual betterment. Clearly there are well organized dark forces in the end game of “fundamental transformations” of our societies. Now I wonder who said those words before?
A Powerful explosion has occured in Beirut. It's not yet clear what caused the blast. #Beirut pic.twitter.com/h7ayT5DKdK
— Sputnik Insight (@Sputnik_Insight) August 4, 2020
Speechless #Beirut #Lebanon pic.twitter.com/57f2MQdNH9
— Firas Maksad (@FirasMaksad) August 4, 2020
1- I’ve made a number of Faraday cages. They were mostly effective and take some effort. Then one night I’m watching a spy movie (can’t remember which one), and the guy throws his phone into an empty bag of chips. So I look at the bag of salt & vinegar that happens to be sitting in my lap, and sure enough it’s aluminum lined. Instant Faraday cage, only not for the fashion conscious.
2- As Brad Johnson says, he hates coincidences. This is the first day of the Beirut population enjoying freedom from Covid lockdown. Coincidence? And like no one at the port, including safety inspectors, noticed this massively deadly combo in proximity?
The explosion in Lebanon could have been a fertilizer store cooking off, the question is was it accidental or deliberate?
I’ve been soaking in the twitter streams of Tony Badran, David Daoud, Mike Doran, Omri Ceren, and like that.
They see coincidences – accidents – as HIGHLY likely in corrupt, careless, wretchedly maintained places around Iran. And Beirut. Right now nobody should go out on a limb with statements like “industrial accident” or “bomb”. (Unless it’s a VERY thick limb, they add.)
Omri Ceren @omriceren·1h
“People don’t like these explanations because they’re not sexy, and there’s no Mossad op to cheer or blame, and in fact there’s not really anyone to hold accountable – but it’s just a brute fact that in failing states like Iran and Lebanon, lots of things are going to just break.
“Omri Ceren @omriceren · 1h
Leaving 2750 tons of nitrate stacked up next to crates of fireworks amid 105 degrees in the Port of Beirut – because it’s nobody’s problem and anyway who’s going to do anything about it? – is so absolutely perfectly exactly Lebanon that it pretty much has to be the right answer. twitter.com/Doranimated/st…
Matt Levitt knows this stuff cold:
Joyce Karam @Joyce_Karam
Unfathomable level of destruction in #Beirut. The city has overcome war, invasions, earthquakes and today’s explosion is within than magnitude.
More than 50 dead, 3000 injured. A humanitarian, political, environmental tragedy unfolding as we speak:
Replying to @Joyce_Karam
Qs will be asked about why explosives are stored at a port that’s the lifeline for the country.
As damages gets assessed and Beirutis sleep in glass-less houses tonight, it’s the dysfunctional governance that has to be addressed and is behind today’s tragedy.
Incredibly sad day
People are getting sick breathing fumes.
Timour Azhari @timourazhari ·2h
#Breaking: Lebanon General Security chief says that 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate were in Beirut’s port on the way to Africa. They exploded. #BeirutBlast
Travel – State Dept @TravelGov
#Beirut #Lebanon: We are closely following reports of an explosion at or near the Port of Beirut on Aug 4. There are reports of toxic gases released in the explosion so all in the area should stay indoors and wear masks if available.
Monitor local news, follow the emergency instructions provided by local authorities, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive important information, and follow us on social media. We urge U.S. citizens in the affected areas who are safe to contact loved ones
directly and/or update their status on social media. If in the affected area and you need emergency services,contact local authorities; police can be contacted at 112, civil defense at 125, and the Lebanese Red Cross at 140.
LBCI: Preliminary information from security sources “speak of 2700 tons of seized ammonium in Beirut Port exploded in course of welding small opening to prevent theft.”
Earlier reports indicated the 2700 tons of ammonium nitrate were seized in 2013 aboard Moldovan ship heading to Africa. Stored in Beirut Port after seizure. Sparks from welding ignited fireworks, which then ignited the ammonium.
Official statement, saying there were 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate at Beirut Port
Al-Jadeed attributing statement to Lebanese PM
saying he won’t rest until person responsible for presence of “shipment of 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate for six yrs” in Beirut port “without precautionary procedures.”
2. Lebanon – Brigitte Gabriel – Twitter
Thank you EB, you always keep us informrd.
“When analyzing the explosion in Beirut we need to keep these factors in mind:
-The govt is a puppet for Hezbollah
-Lebanon has a history of civil war & conflicts w/ Israel
-Supporting/enabling terrorism is common in Lebanon
-Lebanon’s economy is in ruins from COVID”
Thanks PC. This is from The Citizen Free Press:
Videos: “Scary moment from Beirut blast — Priest struck by falling debris…”
by Kane – August 4, 2020
“Maronite priest celebrating mass during Beirut explosion”
J.K. – August 4, 2020