Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crop Circle in Wiltshire

I have not been living up to the credo of this blog to present paranormal things of late. For that I am sorry. To make up for this, recently discovered this article about crop circles.

The complex disk apeared in a yellow rape seed field near a beautiful old windmill in Wiltshire measuring 300 feet across.

Please read the actual article and see the additional photographs and diagrams there. Tip goes to The Debris Field blog and the actual article link is below.

Ref. The Daily Mail. May 24, 2010. "Crop circle hiding 'beautiful' maths formula appears in rape seed field." (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1280930/Complex-crop-circle-appears-rape-seed-field--does-mean.html).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Korean War, Part II about to Start?

NOTE: Well, I would have published this article on my other blog (theshanksdimension.com), but the bandwidth has just been exceeded and I am now waiting on that to be corrected.

March 26, 2010. A South Korean sentry looking out to sea towards one of their warships, the ROKS Cheonan, reported that he witness a 100-meter high "pillar of white flash" for about 2-3 seconds. The ship was damaged by the explosion that cause a CVK (Center Vertical Keel). What this means is that the shockwave and bubble effect of the underwater explosion cause the significant upward bending of the ship where ships are not normally suppose to bend.

On the main deck, there was a fracture around the large openings used for maintenance of the equipment in the gas turbine room and upward deformation was present on the port side of the vessel. Also, the bulkhead of the gas turbine room was significally damaged and deformed. The bottoms of the bow and stern sections at the failure point wre bent upward-proving that an underwater explosion took place. Everything about the damage to this vessel indicates it was hit by a severe shockwave and bubble effect that cause the ship to split in to-sinking it.

The BBC published excerpts fromt he report and that makes for interesting reading. Three bullet points will be posted here from that article-

*ROKS "Cheonan" was split apart and sunk due to a shockwave and bubble effect produced by an underwater torpedo explosion.

*The explosion occurred approximately 3m left of the centre of the gas turbine room, at a depth of about 6-9m.

*The weapon system used is confirmed to be a high explosive torpedo with a net explosive weight of about 250kg, manufactured by North Korea...

North Korean small submarines and a mother ship were in the area 2-3 days prior to the attack. Torpedo parts recovered at the site of the explosion (by dredging ship on May 15th) recovered the 5 x 5 bladed contra-rotating propellers, propulsion motor and a part of the steering section. These match perfectly the schematics of the CHT-02D torpedo included in the brochures provided to foreign countries by North Korea for export purposes.

This quote is also pulled from the BBC article, it is the final paragraph - Based on all such relevant facts and classified analysis, we have reached the clear conclusion that ROKS Cheonan was sunk as the result of an external underwater explosion caused by a torpedo made in North Korea. The evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that the torpedo was fired by a North Korean submarine. There is no other plausible explanation. end quote.

This now leads up to this bit of news: South Korea accused its so-called neighbor to the north of firing a torpedo that sank a South Korean warship-killing 46 sailors. The worst military disaster since the end of the Korean War.

President Lee Myung-bak has vowed "stern action" for this provocation after the release of documents from the multinational investigation into the March 26 sinking of the ROKS Cheonan.

Now the truce prevents South Korea was waging a unilateral military attack on the north (and supposely, the North cannot unilaterally do the same to the south).

Government officials from both South Korea and from the United States also said they are considering a variety of options in response to the warship's sinking, ranging from U.N. Security Council action to additional U.S. penalties.

Quoting the APnews article here: The exchange of war rhetoric raised tensions, but the isolated communist regime - already under international pressure to cease its nuclear weapons program - often warns of dire consequences against South Korea or Washington for any punitive steps against it. Its large but decrepit military would be no match for U.S. and Korean forces.

The impoverished country is already chafing from international sanctions tightened last year in the wake of widely condemned nuclear and missile tests. U.N. sanctions currently block funding to certain officials and companies, while North Korea is barred from exporting weapons and countries are authorized to inspect North Korean ships suspected of carrying illicit cargo. end quote.

I'm going to put my two cents in here now... North Korea doesn't care about the sanctions that other nations put on it. They are thumbing their noses at the world.

UPDATE (May 23, 2010): New American intelligence report dealing with the sinking of a South Korean warship by the North Koreans concludes that it was Kim Jong-il, the reportaly ailing leader of North Korea, who authorized the torpedo attack. This is based off of the American sense of the North Korean political dynamics - not hard evidence. For more on this, read the actual article in the NY Times by David E. Sanger (May 22, 2010). (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/world/asia/23korea.html?hp).

UPDATE 1 (May 25, 2010): I copied this links update from my other article dealing with the Deepwater Horizon sinking and the possible mini-sub attack thereof. Now we listen to the sabers now rattling. News links about South Korea and the USA gearing up. From MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37309788/ns/world_news-asiapacific/). Then this from Breitbart (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.425f30f7af55f75115ed7394018dccda.481&show_article=1). And this from Yahoo News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100525/ts_afp/skoreankoreamilitarynaval_20100525112017). photo from AFP pool photographer Lee Jae-Won.

Ref. May 20, 2010. "NKorea warns of war if punished for ship sinking" by Jean H. Lee and Hyung-Jin Kim (AP), (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100520/D9FQGC2G0.html).
Aerospace Technology Paranormal and UFO News. May 5, 2010 "North Korea and Recent Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Sinking Theory" by shanksow (http://aerospacedreams.blogspot.com/2010/05/north-korea-and-recent-gulf-of-mexico.html).
BBC news. May 20, 2010. "Excerpts: South Korea ship sinking report" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10130309.stm).

Monday, May 17, 2010

Does it Work Or Not? The US Antimissile Shield Program

The current President of the United States is all for the U.S. Antimissile Defense Shield. The one he critized under the previous Bush administration.

But now he is all for it. But it might not yet be really operational.
President Obama has his heart set on the SM-3 rocket-powered interceptor as part of his push to reduced this nations nuclear arsenal. But critics from M.I.T. and Cornell have their doubts about the new system.

Basically, the SM-3 has to hit the incoming warhead-problem might be with this is that the incoming nuclear warhead might still detonate when the impact takes place. Ooops!?

Say it ain't so Uncle Santa! For the rest of the article, use the link below.

Ref. The New York Times, "Review Cites Flaws in U.S. Antimissile Program" By William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, May 17, 2010 (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/world/18missile.html?pagewanted=1&hp).

Friday, May 7, 2010

Boeing's NGAD Jet Fighter Concept

The DEW Line got a exclusive it seems from Boeing in being allowed to use images of Boeing's NGAD (Next Generation Air Dominance) fighter concept. Boeing showed off their new proposal of a tailess 1/16th scale model and poster at the Navy League event recently.

Primary designed to be a carrier airplane, the fighter is a 40,000 pound design. If the U.S. Air Force went for this design, it would have to be almost 50% larger in size to replace the 60,000 pound F-22 type fighters. The larger engines will allow the aircraft to go into supercruise, and be low observable that has internal weapons bays and extreme agility. This will be a 9g-rated airframe and take on the old air-to-air performance once performed by the now retired F-14. Avionics between the USAF and the USN version will no doubt be the same.

Boeing really wants to get back into the fighter market. Lockheed Martin has taken a hit over the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. What is interesting is that its the same airframe, but will come in two versions - if you go by the image. The aircraft banking towards you is a unmanned vehicle and the aircraft still flying level is manned.

NGAD is planned to be a replacement for the F-22/F-35 and be operational by 2025-2030.

For the entire article, please visit the link below.

Ref. DEW Line. May 7, 2010. "Boeing plots return to next-generation fighter market" by Stephen Trimble.(http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2010/05/boeing-plots-return-to-next-ge.html). Image is from that website/Boeing.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

North Korea and Recent Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Sinking Theory

In the rush of news items this past weekend dealing with the Times Square Bomber being captured, the recent Deepwater Horizon sinking and the conspiracy theory that somehow a North Korean merchant vessel delivered a mini submarine to the Gulf of Mexico to sink a South Korean built oil rig in the ongoing Korean War.

Yes, I said ON Going Korean War.

The fighting might have ended in 1953, but recently, the North Koreans stated that they still consider themselves to be at war with South Korea and the United States of America.

I have been following this interesting bit of theory over on my other blog, The Shanks Dimension and here is the links to the three articles that I blogged about.
3. May 1, 2010. (http://www.theshanksdimension.com/2010/05/deepwater-horizon-target-of-north-korea-special-ops-service/). This last link is the one that I have begun to update with new information that I can dig up whenever possible. It also includes information that has not been included in other reports such as I found a picture of the supposed mothership. Also, I looked into the possibility of a Iranian/terror link. This is only my theory right now-no other evidence to support it yet.

Let me also state right now. While this possible attack has I admit, grabbed my attention like nothing else this year; it is still possible that this is just a tragic industrial accident - pure and simple. Eleven people died in this accident. But this conspiracy theory is also a warning to all nations who operate off shore oil rigs. Terrorists view them as targets. Better protection in the form of off shore naval patrols. Of undersea patrols by our own navy will be needed in the future.

While I have never been a serving member of our military, I have been a follower of policy, tactics, and hardware for all of our military branches. Our Navy has Cold War blinders on and the only submarines they want to operate is Nuclear power. There has been a small minority that has expressed a desired for 'conventional' power subs for littoral operations.

May I suggest that this is now the time for the U.S. Navy to have its own version of the Sang-o class mini submarine. A mini sub with a crew of 12-20, four torpedoes externally loaded since the purpose of this design is only close to shore patrol to protect our sea lanes of communication and oil rigs in this example.

If you have the time to click over and read them, and thank you.

UPDATE (May 7, 2010): Articles by Terrence Aym, Shelly Barclay, and Bruce Tyson on Helium.com-



Timeline of events by Shelly Barclay-(http://www.helium.com/items/1824652-gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill).

Possible North Korea target: Deepwater Horizon oil platform by Bruce Tyson (http://www.helium.com/items/1822296-possible-north-korea-target-deepwater-horizon-oil-platform).