The government-funded National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology test-fired a missile from its base in Jiupeng in the island’s southernmost county of Pingtung on Tuesday. Photo: CNA
It has also said it is working with local civilian companies to develop five types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to build up a drone fleet and boost the military’s surveillance ability.
The moves came amid increasingly active air and naval operations by the People’s Liberation Army around the self-ruled island in recent months. There have also been warnings from US military officials about the increasing risk of cross-strait conflict.
We have a serious mental health crisis in this country.
An earthquake in southern Turkey caused a geological shift that moved the lithospheric plates by three meters, said Carlo Doglioni, president of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV).
The Arabian plate has moved about three meters in the northeast-southwest direction relative to the Anatolian plate. This is about a structure in the border zone between this world, the Arabian Plate, and the Anatolian Plate, the expert told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.
According to the scientist, it is as if Turkey had shifted to the southwest. According to Doglioni, the total magnitude of the fault was at least 150 kilometers, everything happened in a few tens of seconds.
Local Montana correspondent Tim Kosinski provided timely reporting on the Montana pass-by of the Chinese airship, describing the explosive over-flight as “a hell of big deal for local residents”, which confirms the report of a shootout by a USAF fighter, perhaps as a warning shot. Also from that northern state, one of the more curious incidents in the Chinese Balloon affair was the video footage posted by state resident showing a mid-air explosion and trail of smoke, apparently from an air-to-air missile fired by a USAF interceptor, in the vicinity of the purported “weather balloon”, which appears to have been a warning shot (on the presumption that the aircraft had an on-board crew or maneuverable.
Other aspects of the official U.S. claim that the balloon originated from East Asia on a curving trajectory over Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, crossing south of the Bering Strait over Alaska and then southward toward Canada and the USA does not appear to be based on either radar detection or sightings. Basically, the North American Aerospace Defense command (NORAD) was caught with its jumpsuit down to its ankles. Please flush before shutting the lid on this embarrassing lapse of vigilance.
Phantom of the Operation
Halloween arrived early this year with the shocking penetration of the American continental air-defense network by the Gweilo Qiqiu aka the White Ghost balloon over the USA’s ICBM fleet, scaring spectators with its eerie drift along the jet stream, about 20,000 feet (4 miles) above ground level, a tad higher than the summit of Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley. The meteorological research platform supposedly drifted off course over the mid-Pacific after the ground crew lost control, according to the Chinese claim.
The official explanation from Beijing seems to be a convenient cover story since there are two possible secret missions that would justify the financial cost and the political risks entailed with such an outlandish blimp mission, the first being a test of the NORAD system. Penetration of the second defense shield involves the discrete network of Democrat campaign finance bundlers, who are protecting President Joe Biden from angry Beijing bankers demanding overdue repayment of billions of dollars in loans to rig his 2019 presidential victory aka ballot fraud. Curiously, the National Weather Service and the American scientific community have not said a peep about the possible reason for China’s madcap balloon adventurism.
Things get curiouser by the fact that American and Canadian weathermen and meteorology scientists are silent about the balloon intrusion, which occurred just below the northern jetstream, the primary conveyor belt for radioactivity from the burnt-out Fukushima nuclear plant over the past nearly dozen years. Official silence continues.
Pfizer sent out a confidential companywide memo to employees warning of becoming exposed by Project Veritas — a memo that was then leaked to Project Veritas.
Pfizer sent out the memo after its Director of Research and Development Jordon Walker was recently caught in undercover video admitting Pfizer was conducting dangerous gain of function research to mutate viruses in pursuit of making more vaccines.
The memo is rife with fallacies and lies, claiming the Project Veritas exposé was “manipulated” and characterizing critics of its COVID vaccine gain of function research as “anti-science activists.”
“Fact-based information rooted in sound science is vitally important to preserving Pfizer’s scientific innovations, reputation, and truth with business partners, and ultimately enables us to deliver breakthroughs for patients. Anti-science activists are becoming increasingly brazen in their drive to gain and manipulate information, fueling the spread of baseless claims and endangering public health,” Pfizer stated.
On Tuesday, it was discovered that U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will be stepping down from his role in the Biden administration as the president is just hours away from taking the national stage for the State of the Union.
Walsh, who took his position as Labor Secretary in March 2021 after serving as the mayor of Boston for seven years, has been tapped to be the executive director of the National Hockey League’s Players Association.
Walsh will be the first and only member of the Biden cabinet to step down from his position, however, with growing concern about DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ handling of the southern border, that may not be the case for long.
In contrast to the uplifting statements of the top Ukrainian leadership and Yermak's publications about the "task to reach the borders of 1991 by military means", the Ukrainian military personnel stationed in Bakhmut (Artyomovsk) are sounding a real alarm. The statement of the former deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and now an officer of the 72nd brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Igor Lutsenko is published on the network. This statement attracts special attention, since it (as Lutsenko himself writes) is firsthand, from Ukrainian soldiers stationed in Bakhmut:
The 30th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Bakhmut has no ammunition. This brigade, which was sent to us for reinforcement, is throwing weapon at the sight of the enemy and simply runs away from positions.
His note says that the Ukrainian fighters have to flee “in all directions” not because they are “bad guys”, but simply because they have nothing to shoot with.
They simply have nothing to shoot. From the word "absolutely". One "zinc" per day is allocated to the rifle department. In machine-gun belts - 20 rounds each, there are no more rounds.
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The Chinese armed forces now have more intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers than the US does, the US military warned recently. But it noted that the US still has a nuclear edge over its great power rival.
Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander of the US Strategic Command, sent memos to both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees in late January detailing the status of China's ICBM activities as of October 2022.
"The number of land-based fixed and mobile ICBM launchers in China exceeds the number of ICBM launchers in the United States," Cotton wrote in letters sent to the respective committees on January 26, letters obtained by Insider. US Strategic Command — or STRATCOM — is responsible for nuclear operations, command, control, and communications.
Cotton added that the number of ICBMs in China's active inventory "has not exceeded the number of ICBM in the active inventory of the United States." He also said that the "number of nuclear warheads equipped on such missiles of China has not exceeded the number of nuclear warheads equipped on such missiles of the United States."
The second hearing for the Oversight Committee in the 118th Congress on Tuesday zeroed-in on handling of migration at the southern border – it was the second hearing focusing on the migration crisis, coming just one week after the Judiciary hearing on the same topic.
Chairman James Comer of Kentucky defended the hearing, noting that the powerful Oversight Committee's job is to make sure Congress is addressing issues properly, and that the hearing Tuesday is the first time the panel is hearing from government workers responsible for securing the border.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is demanding increased “surveillance” powers to track the public and monitor “the health of people, animals, and ecosystems.”
The unelected United Nations health agency argues that it needs new powers to track the public to handle “disease control” so governments can prepare in the event of another pandemic.
The WHO calls for new tracking powers in the latest zero draft of its international pandemic treaty.
As Slay News has previously reported, the treaty will award the WHO with sweeping global powers if passed.
Elsewhere in the treaty is WHO’s new plan to censor so-called “misinformation” and “disinformation” online.
Just 39 percent of Americans adults believe the state of the union is strong before President Joe Biden likely declares it so during Tuesday’s State of the Union address.
According to Monmouth polling from Monday, less than four in ten Americans say the state of the union is strong, while fifty-eight percent say it is not strong.
Among those who doubt the union’s strength, 32 percent say the union is not too strong and 26 percent deem it not at all strong.
Just seven percent claim it is very strong. Thirty-two percent allege it is somewhat strong.