University of Hawaii students reportedly opened their inbox Monday to find an email headlined: “In the event of a nuclear attack” — an ominous message sent as North Korea continues to threaten a missile attack on the United States. University of Hawaii sends ‘in the event of a nuclear attack’ email about North Korea crisis | Fox News
The Islamic State group used prisoners as “human guinea pigs,” carrying out chemical weapons experiments in order to plan for attacks against the West, documents found in Mosul have revealed. The papers detailing the tests, which led to the agonizing deaths of prisoners, were discovered at Mosul University in January when it was recaptured by Iraqi special forces. The documents verified by United States and British forces were detailed by The Times in a report published Saturday.
Prisoners had their food and water contaminated by the sprinkling of chemicals found in easily accessible pesticides. The U.S. and Britain now fear that the same methods could be used on a larger scale to contaminate food supplies in the West.
In one of the experiments detailed, a man was gradually poisoned with thallium sulfate, a colorless, tasteless toxin made famous by the Agatha Christie mystery, The Pale Horse. ISIS described it as an “ideal lethal poison” and its test subject, having been given it over a period of 10 days, suffered nausea, fever, swelling of his stomach and brain and eventually an excruciating death.
Another chemical compound tested, found in nicotine and extractable from cigarettes, was injected into a subject, causing the victim to lose consciousness in a matter of seconds and die just two hours later.
Chemicals used by Islamic State militants to produce bombs are seen inside a warehouse at a church in the town of Qaraqosh, south of Mosul, Iraq, April 12, 2017. Marko Djurica/Reuters
The tests mirrored human experiments carried out by the Nazis in concentrations camps during World War II.
“This is a horrifying throwback to the Nazis who would test nerve agents on live humans,” Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a U.K. chemical weapons expert, told The Times. “During the Second World War, the Nazis conducted thousands of deadly experiments with mustard gas on prisoners at Sachsenhausen concentration camp, near Berlin.”
The discovered report also contained recipes for producing the chemical weapons, which are believed to have been passed on via handbooks to ISIS recruits in the West. The weapons have already been widely deployed by ISIS against Iraqi forces in the group’s stronghold of Mosul. ISIS seized the ancient Iraqi city in 2014 but now controls just a few neighborhoods after being driven out by the Iraqi military.
It was reported last week that U.S. intelligence now believes ISIS has brought all of its chemical weapons experts from across Iraq and Syria to form a “chemical weapons cell” in its new stronghold on the Syrian-Iraqi border. See more…
Kim Jong-un has been making many threats lately about striking the U.S. mainland and turning America into a ball of fire. The executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, who also sits on a Congressional committee regarding the issue, warns that North Korea could already be planning a satellite borne EMP attack which could kill millions in North America.
There have been many reports lately on the damage an electromagnetic pulse attack (EMP) attack would inflict on the homeland. All electronic capability would be instantly destroyed. This would mean no food production, no computers, no water, no energy. Millions of Americans could starve.
Dr. Pry believes the North Koreans may want to use an EMP attack capability as a bargaining chip against the United States’ efforts to ramp up the pressure on the North through sanctions, military pressure, and an American alliance with the Chinese against the North. See more…
On July 9, 1962, Hawaii was hit by a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, which within minutes took down the state’s communications systems and traffic lights — virtually everything that ran on electricity.
The EMP wasn’t an attack by a foreign government; rather the U.S. government had set off a 1.4-megaton nuclear warhead at a height of 248 miles above Johnston Atoll in an operation the military named “Starfish Prime.” The test caused radio disruptions in Hawaii, California, and Alaska, and knocked out six satellites above the Pacific.
“No one expected the test to impact Hawaii, because it was 850 miles away,” said Toby Clairmont, deputy administrator for the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, which is located within one of Hawaii’s most recognizable landmarks, Diamond Head. “This kind of blast does not hurt people, but as we’ve seen, it shuts down power and phones and goes after infrastructure and could cause problems at medical facilities.”
With North Korea developing its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities, Hawaii defense experts are concerned North Korea could target the 50th state with an EMP attack. Such an explosion, if executed high enough in the atmosphere, could be hundreds of miles from Hawaii and still damage its operations and communications.
“This is not theoretical. It has already happened,” said Clairmont, noting significant damage was done to both civilian and military electrical and communications systems. See more…
Remember after Brexit, when Google searches about the fundamental workings of the EU increased exponentially?
Something similar, but far more dramatic, is happening now following Donald Trump’s victory in the US election.
Google searches for ‘nuclear shelter’ have skyrocketed since Trump beat Clinton in one of the ugliest election races of all time.
While you might expect most of the traffic to be coming from US internet users, more searches actually came from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.
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