YELLOW BLACK AND RECTANGULAR
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Throughout the end of 2016, and now in this year, there have been stories which have been so pervasive that for a moment, all other stories wind up being ignored or put off due to perceived importance of an event.
As I pointed out last night, NASA announced with confidence that they believe life exists on Enceladus, one of the moons of Saturn.
This story, should be a breakthrough for many of us, it should be seen as confirmation of possible life on another world. However, I got the impression that it really wasn’t something that the consensus absorbed or even wanted to be concerned about.
I believe the reason is simple; whatever alien life exists out there, it has not been determined to be a threat. If it was given that type of treatment in the mainstream narrative, I would certainly have a reason to further the inquiry as to what kind of life beyond the microorganism can we expect to encounter cosmically in the not too distant future.
Now, we are not concerning ourselves with life on other planets or moons. We are not even paying attention to any talk of an extraterrestrial threat – because we are now being bombarded with information that is keeping us on the edge with a tension strategy aimed at all of us.
The tension strategy I speak of is a renewed fear of global thermal nuclear war.
Make no mistake. With 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons at the ready in the United States and Russia, pushing to heighten tensions between the two countries is playing with thermonuclear fire.
If you must know, the first indication that tensions were beginning was with the atomic scientists saying that we were two minutes to midnight as soon as the last chime of 2016 ceased to vibrate.
Citing the escalation of those tensions, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its “Doomsday Clock” even closer to midnight earlier this year.
They were quoted as saying that “In 2017, we find the danger to be even greater, the need for action more urgent,” It is two and a half minutes to midnight, the Clock is ticking, global danger looms. Wise public officials should act immediately, guiding humanity away from the brink. If they do not, wise citizens must step forward and lead the way.”
Using the classic war idioms we were told that both our presidential candidates would be quick to push the ominous button ushering in doomsday or the ubiquitous, red candy-like button of doom.
The seed was planted in the zeitgeist and we all reacted. Some of us paid no mind, others took to the streets in protest and some of the gatherings turned into riots.
There were attempts at delegitimizing the president with accusations of collusion with Russia during the election. The mainstream media were busily conducting a witch hunt and in the process vilified Vladimir Putin and tried a maneuver of guilt by association with many of President Trump’s associates.
Then, as if this were a plot devised in a Dr. Strangelove war room, the president of Syria in a move reminiscent of Saddam Hussein allegedly gassed his own people with Sarin.
Something that was counterintuitive, especially when Bashar al Assad had the upper hand in the civil war, and was looking forward to peace talks.
President Trump in a swift response launched 59 missiles at targets in Syria. Then the military dropped the mother of all bombs on Afghanistan.
These actions were seen as acts of war and they created tensions with Russia.
Recently, the Washington Post published a frightening article by the person who was the national security adviser for Joe Biden during his last two years as vice president. “If the Trump administration and the Kremlin are not able to come to a meeting of the minds on Syria,” wrote Colin Kahl, “it could set the two nuclear powers on a dangerous collision course.”
Kahl, now an associate professor in security studies at Georgetown University, sketched out a plausible scenario: “The Syrian dictator (perhaps prodded by Russia or Iran) may attempt to test Trump again, hoping to prove the president is a ‘paper tiger.’ And Trump, having invested his personal credibility in standing firm, may find himself psychologically or politically compelled to respond, despite the very real risks that it could result in a direct military clash with Russia.”
And, Kahl added, “Given Russia’s vital interests in Syria, Moscow is not likely to respond positively to U.S. ultimatums and maximalist positions. If the administration does not find a way to give the Kremlin a face-saving way out, conflict is much more likely than accommodation.”
The U.S. Air Force scrambled two F-22 stealth fighters on Monday night to intercept a pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers which came as close as 100 miles from Alaska’s Kodiak Island. This was the first time since President Trump took office that Moscow has sent bombers so close to the U.S.
The two Russian Tu-95 “Bear” tactical bombers flew roughly 280 miles southwest of Elmendorf Air Force Base, within the Air Defense Identification Zone of the United States. The U.S. Air Force promptly scrambled two F-22 stealth fighter jets and an E-3 airborne early warning plane to intercept the Russian bombers.
Then Russia flew two long-range bombers off the coast of Alaska yesterday, this time coming within 36 miles of the mainland while flying north of the Aleutian Islands.
Last week in Moscow, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said U.S.-Russian relations were at a “low point” during a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
While Tillerson was in Moscow, a trio of Russian bombers flew near the east coast of Japan, forcing the Japanese military to scramble 14 fighter jets at various times to intercept the bombers. A Russian spy plane traversed Japan’s west coast.
Before Monday’s flight near Alaska, the last time Russian bombers flew near the U.S. was July 4, 2015, when a pair of Russian bombers flew off the coasts of Alaska and California, coming as close as 40 miles to Mendocino, California.
This is a blatant kicking of the fence from Russia. Nuke-ready aircraft flying this close to our border is enough to wonder just what is in store for the United States with regard to attack.
Meanwhile, tensions with North Korea continue, the media once again is goading us with the idea that we may see a thermonuclear threat from the tensions we have with them.
However, the idea of a North Korean threat to the United States is minimal but our allies may be in danger of being attacked. Both South Korea and Japan are in danger and the United States will be forced to protect them.
We have been constantly programmed into thinking that North Korea is a threat – the media sets the agenda and this is why U.S. aircraft carriers, accompanied by fighter jets and warships, are currently steaming toward the Korean Peninsula…or not.
On Saturday, a full week after the initial news release, the Navy posted a photograph showing the Carl Vinson transiting south through the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, about 3,500 miles southwest of the Korean peninsula. The ships were nowhere near North Korea. Does this mean that we are being duped into believing this whole nuclear threat. Is this really happening?
Remember the media has reported all sorts of fear mongering news that have kept us on edge. That’s why the best soldiers the United States military has to offer are currently in South Korea, training according to the media to take out Kim Jong-un.
That’s why Japan, is considering deploying troops to South Korea — in preparation for the time when that evil dictator from the north will try to harm Japanese nationals in the south.
Conveniently, if Japan does deploy those troops and, let’s be honest, they will put the coalition of Japan, South Korea, and the United States together on the Korean peninsula.
Consider that for a moment.
They actually want us to believe that it would take the combined military might of the U.S., Japan, and South Korea to take out Kim Jong-un. There literally is no other way to look at it.
As in all cases when it comes to geopolitical analysis, it helps to look at a map. North Korea is sandwiched between a U.S.-occupied territory to the south and a global superpower, China, to the north.
In what universe does it make sense that Kim Jong-un would think attacking an “enemy” in the region would be beneficial?
Former Pentagon chief William Perry told CNN in November that North Korea would never strike first because, very simply, Kim doesn’t want to die.
The media wants us to believe that Kim Jong-un has no common sense.
The two Koreas are very different, opposites in many ways, but one thing unites them: an intense nationalism. This same nationalism resents any US presence, whatever the pretext, and will one day find expression in a successful national reunification. Until that day, the unfinished war and its consequences will continue to be a thorn in our side.
Just over a week ago, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal to North Korea and give President Trump more options in responding to the North’s provocative behavior. ‘We’re sending an armada,’ Mr. Trump said to Fox News last Tuesday afternoon.
But now we know those ships were not even close – so what does this say about the so-called threat of North Korea?
The narrative is no longer coherent – but it is very effective because a joint operation code named Gotham Shield is scheduled for Apr. 24 & 25. The premise of this simulated crisis will be the detonation of a 10,000-ton nuclear device in the air over New Jersey.
The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) caused by the detonation of this device will cause the disabling of most telephone, internet, and other electronic devices in a 20 kilometer radius around the detonation site.
Operation Gotham Shield is a joint exercise with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS), Department of Defense (DOD), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Red Cross in NY & NJ. MARS is headquartered at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and assigned to the Headquarters, United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM).
Further investigation into “Operation Gotham Shield” shows this is a major exercise, involving the actual mobilization of numerous federal, state, county, and local resources over and above the military mentioned earlier: Law enforcement, Fire/Rescue/EMS, Hospitals, Doctors, Nurses, Regional Trade Associations such as the Health Care Association of New Jersey and the Eastern Regional Helicopter Council, to name just a few.
The “triage area” for this exercise will be MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands of East Rutherford, NJ. That’s where teams will assemble and where “victims” will be initially evacuated.
The problem with this “exercise” is that, many times in the past, federal “exercises” have become actual events!
The US military conducted a training exercise in the five days before the September 11 attacks that included simulated aircraft hijackings by terrorists, according to a 9/11 Commission document recently found in the US National Archives. In one of the scenarios, implemented on September 9, terrorists hijacked a London to New York flight, planning to blow it up with explosives over New York.
In the September 9 scenario, the fictitious terrorists’ goal seems to have been to kill New Yorkers with the rain of debris following the plane’s explosion. However, in the exercise, the military intercepted the plane and forced it away from the city.
When the terrorists realized they were not near New York, they blew the plane up “over land near the divert location,” leaving no survivors. The military unit most involved in this scenario was NORAD’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS), which also played a key role in the air defense response to the 9/11 attacks, two days later.
Three days earlier, on September 6, NORAD simulated two hijackings as part of the same exercise, which was called “Vigilant Guardian.” In one scenario, a fictitious terrorist organization called Mum Hykro hijacked a Boeing 747 from Tokyo to the US and made a “threat of harm to passengers and possibly large population within US or Canada.”
The terrorists intended to “rain terror from the skies onto a major US city unless the US declares withdrawal from Asian conflict.” The plane is listed as being bound for Anchorage, Alaska, although the hijackers changed course for Vancouver in Canada, and then for San Francisco, California. Working with the FAA, NORAD provided “covert shadowing” of the hijacked plane.
So the questions we should be asking ourselves: Is all of this global thermal nuclear war programming real? Is the threat real? Or, is this a wag the dog scenario where North Korea is not a threat and Russia is not even sweating over the 59 missiles that hit Syria?
People were questioning the veracity of the missiles that were seen during last Saturday’s parade in North Korea and the missile that conveniently failed also raised suspicion about the so called threat.
Is the report of Russian nuclear ready planes off our coast just another embellished story made to create a strategy of tension in the United States?
Today, Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising that it would make an “overwhelming and effective” response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis warned that North Korea’s latest failed missile launch was a reckless act of provocation and assured allies in Asia that the U.S. was ready to work to achieve a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Mattis denounced North Korea’s attempted missile launch as he began a Middle East tour, telling reporters traveling with him to Saudi Arabia, “the leader of North Korea again recklessly tried to provoke something by launching a missile.” The term “reckless” is the same idiom the North Koreans have used to describe ongoing large-scale U.S. and South Korean military exercises, which the North calls a dress rehearsal for an invasion.
If they have enough dress rehearsals, they may go real time and a war triggered by an embellished narrative could be the deadly end to this reality show war.