Monday, September 17, 2018

Links — 17 September 2018

Serial numbers of missile that downed MH17 show it was produced in 1986, owned by Ukraine - Russia

Dances with Bears
John Helmer

Elijah Magnier, Middle East based chief international war correspondent for Al Rai Media

Tom Luongo
Bill Browder Strikes Back in Europe

Intel Today
Havana Syndrome — What Are the Frequencies Used by US Intel for Microwave Spying?

Sic Semper Tyrannis
Peter Ford, retired British diplomat and former ambassador to Bahrain from 1999–2003 and to Syria from 2003–2006

Russia Insider
British Press Places Petrov, Boshirov in a Druggy Orgy Which Would Explain a Lot

Spiegel Online
Retaliation for Potential Syrian Chemical Attack: Germany Faces New Pressure to Take Military Role
Matthias Gebauer and Konstantin von Hammerstein

The Intercept
Government Can Spy on Journalists in the U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process
Cora Currier

1 comment:

Konrad said...

Havana Syndrome — What are the frequencies used by US Intel for microwave spying?

The above blog post uses speculation and techno-b.s. in a lame attempt to advance U.S. propaganda against Cuba, China, and Russia.

Whether we speak of the “sonic attack” hoax, the Skripal hoax, the Russia-gate hoax, or the “Assad gassing” hoax, no concrete evidence or material witnesses have ever been produced for public scrutiny. There are only unproven accusations. Where are the identities and medical records of the mysterious “sonic attack" victims?

Raytheon makes an “Active Denial System” that broadcasts microwaves out to 250 meters (820 feet) at American protesters. However the pain is instant, unlike the “sonic attack” hoax in which mysterious “victims” feel nothing at all. Moreover it is easy to shield oneself from microwaves. Furthermore microwaves do not involve sound.

Regarding sound, the range of human hearing is between 20 and 20,000 hertz. Sounds below this level (infrasound) are almost impossible to weaponize because of the difficulty in focusing the wavelengths. Sounds above this range (ultrasound) are useless because they dissipate rapidly as they travel. In both cases, most of a sound wave would bounce off walls before harmlessly penetrating buildings.

Police departments use “sound canons” that emit ear-piercing noises against protesters, but there is nothing subtle or mysterious about this.

An effective hoax appeals to the public imagination, so that people believe in the hoax because they want to believe it. The hoax is fun, it’s cool, and it lets believers feel “smarter” and more “righteous” than skeptics (who are evil because they ask for proof).

Hoaxes are how the masses are controlled and enslaved.


Speaking of hoaxes, just now I watched a video about Alexander the (so-called) Great.

According to this hoax, Alexander “conquered the known world by age 30, spreading freedom and democracy wherever he went.”

Such nonsense appeals to the peasant imagination, and to peasant self-righteousness.

The Persian Empire [Achaemenid Empire] was the world’s largest at that time. In a series of battles, the invading Greeks used the Macedonian phalanx formation to defeat the Persian army. (The phalanx was effective until the Greeks later used it against the Romans, and were annihilated.)

So…Alexander’s army defeated the Person army, and then Alexander cruised around the Achaemenid Empire, renaming cities after himself, and (according to the hoax) building an empire. But the empire already existed. Everywhere Alexander went was already part of the Achaemenid Empire, except for one time when Alexander’s army invaded India and was almost wiped out. After that, Alexander fled back to the pre-existing empire.

As I said, an effective hoax appeals to the public imagination so that people believe in the hoax because they want to believe it.

Most cultures are based on myths (i.e. hoaxes, e.g. the sacred six million™) that are protected by social taboos against questioning them.