Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the deal with shut downs, authorities, and the Chinese made Pandemic? Links 2, April 11, 2020

1. Army’s Seattle Field Hospital Closes After 3 Days, Without Treating a Single Patient

The hastily built field hospital set up by the Army in Seattle’s pro football stadium is shutting down without ever seeing a patient, so the service can shift resources where they’re more urgently needed, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee said.

 

Medical equipment at the CenturyLink Field Event Center is being returned to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for use elsewhere, but the governor cautioned against reading too much into the move.

 

“Don’t let this decision give you the impression that we are out of the woods,” Inslee said in a statement Wednesday. “We have to keep our guard up and continue to stay home unless conducting essential activities to keep everyone healthy.” Washington state saw the first coronavirus death in the U.S. on Feb. 29.

Also at Military.com

2. More big brother for Corona

(Going out? Leave your phone at home while its still legal to do so)

3. Now this is odd.

4. Ottawa Civic Hospital

5. Chinese virus propagandists

6. Singapore lockdown

7. And yet USA records over 2K deaths in a day attributed to Wuhan Flu

8. Bosonaro’s Brazil is defiant of the shut-down of all civilization. (That is the Brazilian PM at the drug store)

9. About those Chinese made face-masks

10. US Authorities become increasingly Soviet over social distancing guidelines.

Best not to thank anyone for this post. GG though, sent in the Civic Hospital footage.

In the 1970s it was fashionable to go to midnight showings of Reefer Madness at theatres where all who smoked dope would indulge in it, while watching anti-Marijuana propaganda. In those days you could still smoke in theatres and while dope was illegal, it was seldom prosecuted or cause for arrest.

The movie shows a fellow who never smoked before being talked into trying it for the first time. He has one puff, if memory serves, and goes on a raping and killing spree which ends in permanent madness.

This was a great laugh for all the teens in the audience puffing away knowing this was stunningly bad 1950s “right wing” propaganda.

Human nature being what it is, people would watch the movie, know it wasn’t true, and assume therefore, there is no danger in smoking THC products at all, and many went on to ruin their lives with marijuana, destroying their ambition, ability to really focus or concentrate hard, and sometimes getting late onset schizophrenia now believed to be connected to long term THC use. It also doesn’t seem like any of them are smarter than they were when they started smoking either.

Humans often think in binary extremes. We are told X. X isn’t true. So Y must be true but for sure not X.

Showing these videos in this post that suggest that we are over-reacting to the Wuhan Flu does not mean there is no danger. It means it wasn’t what we thought it was exactly, or the measures we are taking are actually working extremely well.

Here is another hypothesis about the state we are in now:

Geneticists, virologists, and experts could have told leaders like President Trump something like:

‘This appears to be an artifact. A man made virus, very likely a weapon. We don’t know what it does exactly. But what we do know is, its profoundly contagious. It is lethal but we don’t know exactly how lethal. It can be spread by people who are not symptomatic, or are pre-symptomatic, making it much more dangerous than Ebola or SARS which is so visible in its contagious stage, that its easy to isolate the sick for the benefit of the rest of the population.

Which means that it could kill more people overall, even if less by percentage.’

We had a sticky post for several days that showed this was exactly the case by a Ph.D. in biology, with a follow up post to come showing more evidence of same.

Leaders, like President Trump, might find themselves in a position where they had to respond as they did, given that information, if this is anywhere close to the truth.

In essence, we got hit by a Chinese WMD with serious and important unknowns and the value of explaining this to a general public where the media is hostile to the president and the US in general in some ways, is questionable.

If this is the case, we should know enough about it by now to swap strategies.

Continue the sequestration of the elderly, the Type 1 diabetics or uncontrolled type II, heart patients and immune-compromised for their own sake and get everyone else back to work.

The cost of a prolonged shut-down of the supply chain of everything is not predictable entirely. But no projection of it is good. At least not for humanity.

Could SARS CoV-2 be a bioweapon?

This is a Sticky Post for a while. Its importance also merits a little more time at the top we think. Please scroll down for newer posts for now. Thank you.

A Ph.D in biology familiar to the authors at VladTepesBlog, took the time and effort to really look at some of the available documents on the nature of the Wuhan strains of the Corona virus now shutting down the world.

There are a number of anomalies that differentiate it from all other strains of Corona which deserve a closer look. One of which, and one of several, is the insertion of segments of the HIV virus which is not found in any other strain of Corona anywhere. But there is much more to cause concern and raise suspicion that this is really a WMD bioweapon from the Communist Chinese government.

Below, the executive summary of this Dr.’s investigation.

A summary of some of the research papers used to write this summary can be downloaded here.

could SARS CoV-2 be a bioweapon?

Dr. Anon Ph.D.

On January 31st, Indian scientists (Pradhan et al.) posted on a research website a not-yet-peer-reviewed paper called “Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag.” They looked at the genomes of all of the versions of the new coronavirus now known as SARS CoV-2 that were available at the time (there were 28) and also the genomes of all coronaviruses whose genome sequences were published in databases (there were 55). The different versions of the SARS CoV-2 virus differ in generally less than a dozen nucleic acids in its approximately 30,000-nucleic acid genome. Such mutations are typical of viruses. Pradhan et al. found the most closely related virus to be the SARS CoV virus that caused the 2002-03 pandemic.

They then also closely compared the spike protein of the new virus with that of SARS CoV and generated a three-dimensional structure of the spike protein of the new virus. They found that all 28 strains of the new virus contained four insertions of amino acids that were not present in SARS CoV. They named the insertions insertion 1, 2, 3, and 4. They also looked for the insertions in all of the other 55 coronaviruses and did not find them. One other group (Zhou et al.) had reported three insertions but those authors had not looked at the entire sequence of the spike protein.

Looking for where the insertions might have come from, Pradhan et al. used the nucleic acid sequence of each insert as a “query” of all available viral sequences found in databases. They found that each of the four inserts aligned with short segments of the HIV-1 virus. Inserts 1, 2, and 3 aligned with parts of the HIV-1 gp120 protein and insert 4 aligned with a short segment of the HIV-1 Gag protein. Inserts 1 and 2 were both six amino acids long had 100% sequence homology with the corresponding segments in HIV. Insert 3 was twelve amino acids long and aligned with a 15-amino acid segment in gp120 if one left a 3-amino acid gap in insert 3. Insert 4 was eight amino acids long and aligned with a sequence in the HIV Gag protein if one left a gap of 11 amino acids between the first four and the last four amino acids in the coronavirus sequence. [Using the one-letter abbreviationsfor amino acids, the amino acid sequence of insert 4 is QTNSPRRA, and is located in positions 677 to 684 of the spike protein.]

The authors thought it was unusual to find short stretches of amino acids in unrelated proteins and expressed the opinion that it was unlikely the inserts were there by chance. When they modelled the structure based on the available structure of the SARS CoV spike protein they found that the first three inserts folded together to constitute part of the binding site that recognizes the host receptor. Insert 4 was located at the junction of the S1 and S2 subunits of the spike protein. (When the virus binds to the host cell, its spike protein S is cleaved by proteases on the host cell into subunits S1 and S2. S1 is needed for binding to the receptor and S2 is involved in fusing the virus membrane with the cell membrane.)

Pradhan et al. also thought that the insertions would provide additional flexibility to the glycoprotein binding site by forming a hydrophilic loop that may facilitate or enhance virus-host interactions. (The spike protein is a glycoprotein, meaning there are sugar groups attached to it.)

Pradhan et al. (2020) withdrew their paper within days of prepublication after it was criticized for methodological reasons.

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This thread by a Johns Hopkins epidemiologist hints at an artificial and weaponized origin of Corona 3.0

Here is a link to the thread

And here is what autopopulates

Thank you Xanthippa

Korea updates Sept. 3 2017

1. M6.3 magnitude quake confirmed to be North Korean explosion, likely nuclear, possibly hydrogen bomb.

2. From Fox News:

Quake in North Korea may have been nuclear test

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake was detected in northern North Korea on Sunday, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 6.3.

 

The quake was detected at 12:36 p.m. in North Korea’s North Hamgyeong province, Yonhap reported, citing information from the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).

 

Reuters gave the location as 55 kilometers north northwest of Kimchaek, citing U.S. Geological Survey information. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, the news agency said.

Japan stated that if it was confirmed to be a nuclear test, it would be “absolutely unacceptable”, whatever that means.

3. Sunday Express:

North Korea readies HYDROGEN BOMB as Kim Jong-un ‘watches loading into ICBM’

Kim Jong-un inspects a hydrogen bomb and ICBMGETTY/REUTERS

North Korea has said it has created a hydrogen bomb with great ‘destructive power’

North Korea has said it has developed a more advanced nuclear weapon that has “great destructive power” amid World War 3 fears.

 

Kim Jong-un’s state media mouthpiece NCNA declared the hydrogen bomb’s power is adjustable to hundreds of kilotons and can be detonated at high altitudes.

 

It also boasted that these latest components would allow the country to build as many nuclear weapons as it wants.

KCNA reported: “Kim Jong-un said he felt the pride at the indomitably bolstering up of [North Korea’s] nuclear forces despite a great price as he watched the Juche-oriented thermonuclear weapon with super explosive power mad

4. NKorea missile fear sets pre-emptive strike debate in Japan

(Richard points out that this debate is an important one to follow, as its post WW2 policies exist for a reason and to change those has meaning.)

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is debating whether to develop a limited pre-emptive strike capability and buy cruise missiles – ideas that were anathema in the pacifist country before the North Korea missile threat.

 

With revisions to Japan’s defense plans underway, ruling party hawks are accelerating the moves, and some defense experts say Japan should at least consider them.

 

Japan has a two-step missile defense system, including interceptors on destroyers in the Sea of Japan that would shoot down projectiles mid-flight and if that fails, surface-to-air PAC-3s on land.

5. UK says North Korea nuclear test is reckless, could bring a “new order of threat”

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – North Korea’s latest nuclear test could represent a new order of threat, Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

 

“There’s no question that this is another provocation, it’s reckless,” he told Sky news. “They seem to be moving closer towards a hydrogen bomb which, if fitted to a successful missile, would unquestionably present a new order of threat.”

 

Pyongyang conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test earlier on Sunday.

He said Britain’s preference was for a diplomatic solution and that none of the military options relating to North Korea were palatable. (Reporting by William James; editing by John Stonestreet)

(And the beggar’s preference is for a horse. But if he sits around wishing for one he likely will never achieve his destination. Palatable or no, a solution that does not result in a nuclear strike against a city outside North Korea must be done. It is possible to eliminate the nuclear potential of NORK and take out the administration without destroying all the slave labour camps and so on which a lot of the more or less innocent North Korean populations live in. But something permanent has to be done. Something with strategic certainty.)

6. ‘We’ll see’: Trump refuses to be drawn on whether US will attack North Korea for detonating hydrogen bomb but warns America may stop ‘ALL trade with any country doing business with Kim’

Both economic and military action could be in store for North Korea after its detonation of a 100-kiloton nuclear bomb, Donald Trump has hinted.

 

The president remained tight-lipped amid claims that America is gearing up for military intervention as he left church on Sunday morning.

 

When asked whether the US would make a preemptive strike on North Korea after its nuclear test caused a 6.5-magnitude earthquake, Trump – who was leaving church – only said: ‘We’ll see.’

 

But in a pair of tweets afterwards, he said: ‘I will be meeting General Kelly, General Mattis and other military leaders at the White House to discuss North Korea. Thank you.

7. North Korea says 6th nuke test was H-bomb, ‘perfect success’

8. NYT: North Korea Says It Tested a Hydrogen Bomb Meant for Missiles

9. North Korea says it successfully tested hydrogen bomb; Trump denounces its ‘hostile’ behavior

“North Korea said Sunday that it successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb meant to be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

The announcement was made on state-run television. A news reader called the test a “complete success” and said the “two-stage thermonuclear weapon” had “unprecedented” strength. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un ordered the test, according to the announcement.

It is the rogue nation’s sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test.

President Trump responded on Twitter, commenting on North Korea’s continuing “hostile and dangerous” actions toward the U.S. and its being a “great threat and embarrassment to China.” The president also said South Korea’s “talk of appeasement” with its northern neighbor won’t work.

Thank you all for your diligence in following and posting these links. Unless something major happens concerning Korea in the next few hours, please post all Korea related news to the comments under this post.

This just in. I have no idea what she is saying, But I would not buy a used car from her.

It is alleged to be the new hydrogen bomb in the hundred kiloton range the NORKS tested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

US/NATO BASE SEALED OFF by Turkish forces

News Australia:

TURKEY has sent police to surround the Incirlik air base it operates with the United States — and where a large stockpile of NATO nuclear weapons is held — ahead of a visit by a senior US official tomorrow.

Unconfirmed reports out of Turkey suggest all entrances to the air base have been blocked by heavy vehicles and police sent to secure its peremiter.

The unusual nigh-time move sparked rumours of a second coup attempt on Turkish social media, with concerned citizens rushing to the air base to join the blockade.

The move comes less than a week after a top US Army general was accused by Turkish media of ‘leading’ the uprising against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this month.

Russia exposing Turkish connections to the Islamic State

Today, Russia published this article which I put through google translate and screen captured below.

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Add this to the news items from the Turkish press on arms shipments to the Islamic State and it starts to look pretty airtight. The real mystery is the NATO-US connection to Turkey and the Islamic State. There is simply no way Russia, and the Turkish media could know these things and the Obama administration would not.

Here is more at LiveLeak

Seven links on Turkey, Russia and the Islamic State

1. Turkey feels that Russia should appologize for having its jet and rescue copter shot down and its pilots killed by Turkey and Turkish agents

2. I am not at liberty to say where I got the following bit of information at the moment but it is a source I know and I hope to have an interview with the source soon.

Meanwhile, the text below is verbatim from my email:

a message to me:

Xxxxxxxx, Turkish MIT & CIA have been working together for a few years. There is an entire warehouse full of weapons in Adana that belongs to the U.S. Consulate.

I’ll try to arrange an interview with someone that worked there.

3. In the article that was written in the spring, and which the Turkish government took down and only today, arrested the journalists who wrote it, (who may face life in prison now) the basic story ran that Erdogan was using the Turkish secret service to run large amounts of weapons and ordnance to the Islamic State fighters known as Turkmen.

Here is an article on who they are as related to the downing of the Russian jet and rescue heli

Syria’s Turkmen: who they are, and what they have to do with Russia’s downed plane

After Turkish forces shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane on the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday morning, disturbing reports emerged that members of a Syrian rebel group claimed to have killed the Russian pilots as they descended with parachutes after ejecting from their destroyed plane.

“Both of the pilots were retrieved dead. Our comrades opened fire into the air and they died in the air,” Alpaslan Celik, a rebel commander, told Reuters.

To understand why Celik’s rebels would even claim to do this, you need to know a little bit about who they are. These rebels aren’t part of Syria’s Arab majority: They’re Turkmen, an ethnically Turkish minority in Syria that plays a unique role in the Syrian conflict — one that may have had something to do with the downing of Russia’s aircraft in the first place.

4. BBC link to the story about the Turkish journalists arrested in Turkey

5. Turkey makes the bizarre claim that it didn’t know the jet was Russian

(This begs a lot of questions even if true, which Ezra dealt with well in his video of yesterday)

6. Putin recommends tourism to Turkey ends from Russia

7. Turkey accuses Russia of slander as Moscow has 39 businessmen arrested in wake of downed plane

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanged accusations of treachery and slander on Thursday, as the diplomatic fall out of Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane continued to mount.

The public recriminations came as Russia prepared to impose a swathe of punishing economic sanctions against Turkey, including abandoning a flagship pipeline project and a $20 billion nuclear power deal.

A Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian SU-24 bomber as it carried out a mission against rebel fighters near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday morning. Turkey claims the Russian aircraft violated its airspace, while Russian officials say the shooting down happened over Syrian territory.

 

 

Thank you Shabnam, CB Sashenka, M., Yucki, Wrath of Khan, and more.

NATO member Turkey shoots down Russian jet

Dear USA:

I get that you are afraid of large scale black rioting if you impeach Obama and remove him from office. But I would ask you to weigh the costs of that against his engineering a military loss to the Islamic State or to Russia or a nuclear exchange. Unthinkable? Ask yourselves if I had said 9 years ago that we would find ourselves where we are today if that was also unthinkable. We know that the ROE in every conflict under Obama against religious muslims either by design or by accident has guaranteed a loss. In Iraq, Afghanistan and now against the IS. The only battles the US won created space for the IS to assimilate such as Libya and in a way, Egypt.

Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter strikes me as a move designed to put major powers in between the Russians and the Islamic State. So the cost of impeachment of Barack Obama may be immeasurably lower than the cost of keeping him in for another year.

From the Independent:

Turkey has shot down a Russian military jet which it says violated its airspace near the Syrian border.

The Russian Defence Ministry and Turkish Presidency, quoted in Russian and Turkish media reports, have both described the plane as Russian, and video posted by the Haberturk TV station appeared to show the jet coming down in flames.

A military official, quoted by Turkey’s Dogan news agency, said the plane was shot down by Turkish F16s, and that the pilot was given prior warning.

Various reports described the plane as coming down in hostile Syrian territory, and the fate of the two pilots on board was unknown.

(Video of take down and more photos at link above)

 

The photo below is alleged to be of the Russian pilot shot to death by captors as he attempted to maneuver his landing into safe territory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilot identified here:

 

 

Thank you Tundra Tabloids, WTD., Oz-Rita, Wrath of Khan,  and others who sent in material on this insane story.

There is currently disagreement on where the Russian aircraft was when it was shot down. But one thing is for sure. Whatever muslim filmed it, was delighted by it.

UPDATE: Video showing cluster of delighted religious muslims surrounding body of dead Russian pilot

UPDATE 2 RT live feed on this story

Putin Press conf.

UPDATE 2 Related story on IS shooting down Russian aircraft with SAM

(Where would these dune dwellers get weapons that can defeat Russian counter measures?)

 

Geopolitics and shifting regional alliances due to Russian intervention: Links 2 on Oct. 5 – 2015

1. UPDATED: Syrian rebels call for regional alliance against Russia and Iran

More than 40 Syrian insurgent groups including the powerful Islamist faction Ahrar al-Sham have called on regional states to forge an alliance against Russia and Iran in Syria, accusing Moscow of occupying the country and targeting civilians.

The insurgents, including rebel groups under the umbrella of the Free Syria Army, said such regional cooperation was needed to counter “the Russian-Iranian alliance occupying Syria”.

Last week Russian jets based in western Syria launched air strikes against targets Moscow has identified as bases of the hardline Islamic State group, but which President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents say disproportionately hit rival, foreign-backed insurgents.

2. Saudi Arabia signals easing of tension with Brotherhood leader

(Salafis and Wahabiis uniting over Russia?)

The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood attended a ceremony organized by Saudi Arabia in Doha on Friday, signaling an easing of Riyadh’s hostility towards the Islamist movement.

Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born and Qatar-based cleric, whose fiery sermons have strained ties with Egypt and Gulf neighbors, appeared alongside the Qatari prime minister and the Saudi ambassador at an event in Doha to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s national day.

3. Iraqi Shia militia welcomes Russian action against Islamic State, criticises US

One of Iraq’s most powerful Shia Muslim militias said on Monday it fully supported Russia’s intervention and air strikes against Islamic State in the Middle East and accused the United States of being indecisive in its campaign against the group.

Naim al-Uboudi, a spokesman for Asaib Ahl al-Haq, said Russia’s air strikes in Syria had already produced results.

“We know that the United States, during the past year and a half was not serious about putting an end to Daesh,” he said, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

Last month, Iraq said its military officials were engaged in intelligence and security cooperation in Baghdad with Russia, Iran and Syria to counter the threat from Islamic State.

4. Edward Snowdon explains how your phone can be controlled by outside agency to a degree that leaves you vulnerable even if you think you have tuned it off.

5. China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ – report

The General Tzo

China will be helping out the Syrian government in the fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) by sending “military advisers,” media reports have claimed.

“The Chinese will be arriving in the coming weeks,” a Syrian army official told the Lebanon-based news website Al-Masdar Al-‘Arabi.

The report claims that a Chinese naval vessel is on its way to Syria with dozens of “military advisers” on board. They will reportedly be followed by troops.

The ship is said to have passed the Suez Canal in Egypt and be making its way through the Mediterranean Sea.

(There may be a lot more to this story than is written in this article. If true, it should be known shortly. But the Chinese may invest itself heavily in this situation very quickly)

6. Islamic State ‘executes 70 Sunni tribesmen in Iraq’

Sheikh Naeem al-Gaoud told the BBC that members of the Al Bu Nimr tribe were shot dead in the village of Khanizir, in Anbar province, on Sunday night.

He said the tribesmen were killed because they had relatives serving in the Iraqi security forces.

The Al Bu Nimr have played an important role in battling jihadists for years.

7. AUSTRALIA – Farhad Jabar: Police believe gunman was no ‘lone wolf’ but part of an extremist pack

POLICE are working on the ­theory that teen terrorist Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar was acting on the orders of other radicals and was not a “lone wolf’’ killer.

NSW counterterrorism ­officers are investigating who may have supplied the gun he used to carry out the brutal ­murder of a civilian staffer at Parramatta police headquarters on Friday afternoon.

“The possibility the teenager was used by extremists is a strong line of inquiry,’’ a senior officer involved in the operation told The Daily Telegraph.

“That includes searching his computers, electronic devices and who he was in contact with on the days leading up to the shooting and on the day itself.’’

8. Two Turkish fighter jets harassed on Syrian border: Army

(It may not navigate directly there, in which case you have to select the headline above in the right sidebar from where the link takes you)

 Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets were harassed by an unidentified MIG-29 for five minutes during a patrol flight on the border with Syria, the Turkish General Staff has stated.

“Ten F-16 fighter jets were patrolling the Turkey-Syria border. During this mission, two of our F-16’s were harassed by an unidentified MIG-29, with a lock on for a total of five minutes and 40 seconds,” said the statement.

Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, Richard, and all.

All comments welcome.