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Posted on November 15, 2011 by John Baptist

When Will These Things Happen?
The Luciferian War Scenario Builds 

When will the war with Iran start?  Will the war with Iran be nuclear?  What about martial law?  What about the prophecies of global earthquakes and massive flooding / tidal waves?  When will the Bride be “rescued”?

And where does “disclosure” fit into this equation?

These are the things I think about constantly.  I get no rest from the mental scenario analysis.  Few sources take into consideration all the variables.  Some sources focus on the Sumerian “gods” returning.  Other sources focus on the forthcoming war with Iran, China and Russia.  Other sources focus on “martial law”.  And again, other sources focus on “disclosure”.

All of these forthcoming events fit into a complex puzzle and must be woven into consideration.  All of these forthcoming events need to be measured against the Holy Bible.  They are all related.  They all play a vital role in understanding what is about to unfold.

Before we proceed, let’s look at the variables and players in these scenarios.  I argue we cannot leave ANY of these out of the analysis.

  • Major prophets such as Dr. David Owuor from Kenya
  • Visions and dreams from our Father’s leadership team like David Wilkerson
  • Visions, dreams, and word from the Lord spoken through regular people
  • The forthcoming Iran War, Russia and China’s part, news reports from both sides
  • Extraterrestrials here on earth, e.g. the MIEC (Military Industrial Extraterrestrial Complex)
  • Extraterrestrials “out there”, e.g. the Andro-Pleiadian “fallen angelics” (and more)
  • Extraterrestrials “coming here”, e.g. Annunaki / Sumerian “gods” from Nibiru
  • Massive motherships warring in our solar system seen around the sun on SOHO
  • Chinese troops already staged in North America and NorthCOM troop buildups
  • Reports from whistle-blowers / insiders often heard on Project Camelot and Avalon (see the recent Sanchez interview here)
  • Reports from “Illuminati defectors” turned Christians such as Svali and others
  • Andromedan and Pleiadian “channelers” information streams

Each one of these variables must be analyzed differently.  The principle of “who benefits” (cui bono) must be applied to each group (and each consideration) with a keen eye on who is running the show.  Does Lucifer’s team benefit by a certain scenario unfolding, or does “our team” benefit?

This is, without a doubt, a war between Lucifer and our Heavenly Father.  We are, without a doubt, the PRIZE.  We are, without a doubt, “caught in the middle”.

 Considering the Pyramid of Understanding in Analysis

Many readers will often make the critical mistake of considering certain sources to be incredible.  Instead of analyzing the data like a military intelligence officer, considering the motivation behind the source, we simply toss it aside.  This is a huge mistake.

In each organization of any size, there are good people and bad people.   Arguably the higher you ascend into the oligarchy, the darker and more sinister the players become.  This variable needs to be considered when analyzing the data.  And to make matters even more complicated, sometimes those relatively close to the top, are STILL kept in the dark on the most critical data.

For example, there are still those out there who believe the forthcoming UFO wars will be a deception.  This is FALSE.  Many of these people base their belief on testimonies from folks like Von Braun and Dr. Carol Rosin.  Sadly they never considered the fact that Von Braun was lied too.  This deception of a deception has filtered through the UFO researcher community like wild fire.  Most of the best Christian UFO researchers have bought off on this nonsense.  You can read one such article from Henry Makow here.  Or better yet, simply search on “Von Braun UFO deception” using Google and you will be busy for hours.

Remember this means that NOT ONLY do we have to accept that some sources of information at the lower echelon of the untrustworthy organization are in fact, trustworthy, we also have to realize that questionable sources near the top of the organization might have been intentionally lied too.  Wow.

This is MOST unfortunate.  This leads to the awful notion that we are dealing with “fallen angels” trapped in a “near earth”  or “inner earth” existence.   This trains the tricked to believe that extraterrestrials and UFOs will somehow be “faked”.

The reason “disclosure” has not happened yet is because “they” are waiting for their reinforcements to arrive.  God’s “holy watchers” (ref. Daniel 4:13) are keeping them back. (ref. 2 Thess. 2, “what is restraining”)

100% of all this information will be tossed aside when MILLIONS of these things (Luke 21:26) descend upon the earth in an all out war upon the citizens of the world (ref. 2 Esdras 15, Joel 2, Micah 3).  ANY time the Bible refers to “flying armies from the North” or “chariots” “flying like the wind” we are dealing with EXTRATERRESTRIALS.

It is so unfortunate that people, even good researchers, don’t look at all the information.  Look at the SOHO photographs!  Look at the huge motherships warring with one-another in the solar system.  There are enormous intergalactic space craft all round the sun.  Those are just the ones we can see.  This indicates there are potentially tens of thousands of them all over THIS solar system.

All the data must be analyzed.

Here is one such example.  Note this particular YouTuber suggests that NASA removed critical images on 11-11-11.  Was the sun being used as an intergalactic wormhole “portal” on this day?

YT’r – myunhauzen74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6lOho3Hj1c&feature=player_embedded

Also see the YouTube channel of “BeePeeOilDisaster” here.

The Underground Military Base Nuclear Attack Example

Recently there have been a lot of claims that Deep Underground Military Bases have been under attack with nuclear weapons.  Admittedly I find this implausible for a vast number of reasons.  For example, the USGS has published a report on underground nuclear testing (from 1968) and its effect on seismic events in the surrounding areas and faults.  Their conclusion indicates that past underground nuclear tests in the west, did NOT result in any noteworthy seismic events (minor earthquakes) even in fault prone regions.  See here for more information.  These atomic bombs were many times a magnitude more powerful than any of these “suitcase nukes” or “micro-nukes” that are supposedly being used in these DUMBs.

Never mind the fact that “above ground” Top Secret military bases are practically impossible to penetrate.  The underground bases use ET technologies for protection.  The sensors they use make the “naked body scanners” at airports look like WWII radar.  The compartmentalization of these facilities is astonishing.  Biometrics are used at each passageway.  Cameras and scanners with real-time alerting are watching every breath that is taken; listening to every “heart beat”.  The “Star Trek” tricorders have NOTHING on this technology.

The only plausible explanation I have heard regarding such claims, is that God’s “angels” are involved.  If this is true, then anything is possible.

HOWEVER …

When you apply the principle of “who benefits” to these claims something doesn’t add up.   Since we know that our Heavenly Father is going to destroy these bases anyway eventually, then what would be the purpose of destroying them in advance?  I do concede our Father might be angry at the abominations occurring in these awful places and these claimed attacks might possibly be “pre-emptive” strikes.  That makes sense.

However the real travesty of these reports is that the Galactic Federation of Light is “claiming” victories and recruiting more deceived “light workers”.  Every time there is a “claim” of an underground base attack, people like David Wilcock and Alfred Lambremont Webre start claiming a victory.

See …

Andromeda Council: East China Sea 6.9 quake – undersea reptilian base destroyed

This is absolute BALDERDASH!!

Again, “light workers” are being recruited FASTER than new Christians are being led to Jesus Christ.  This is all due to these unfortunate claims.

The Martial Law Example

I constantly receive “alerts” about pending martial law.  While these alerts are noteworthy, the fact of the matter is that these alerts have been coming out in force now for more than 5 years.  Many great Christian “watchman” ministries have relocated to different parts of the United States in hopes of escaping these events.  In some cases they sold their homes and moved their entire families. (sigh)  Some of them “ran for it” during the Deep Water Horizon event.  Admittedly, even I had gone to U-Haul with the expectation of flight.

That’s when the Lord woke me up and I wrote the article:

Running from the Kingdom

In fact I have intentionally left my “fearful” articles published on Tribulation-Now so people could see the spiritual growth and peace that happens once you stop hoping for survival and focusing on JESUS and the Kingdom (ref. Luke 12:31, Phil 1:21).

I have come to the conclusion that the “Bride” of Jesus Christ will indeed be “rescued” before “all Hell breaks loose”.  The fact of the matter is that many good Christian watchman groups do not understand the rapture and the Bride.  Sadly this will likely mean they will be “left behind” and ultimately become “Tribulation-Saints” (foolish virgins, ref. Matthew 25) waiting for the Matthew 24:30 “rescue of the elect” which happens AFTER “the tribulation of those days” (ref. Matthew 24:29).

The point here is that “martial law” will happen, but NOT NOW.  The “evil cabal” cannot afford to lose control of the masses.  We outnumber them by something like 6.9 Billion to one.  They are waiting for their “reinforcements”.  They are waiting for “that which restrains” to be taken out of the way (2 Thess. 2:7b).

Nibiru and Planet X are Major Players

Pay attention closely to this following statement.  There is a reason why Nibiru / Planet X is the MOST COVERED UP EVENT in the history of mankind.

The Nazi’s wore a swastika.  The swastika is a “Black Sun”.  The Denver Airport runways are laid out in the shape of a “swastika”.  The “Black Sun” is Nibiru.  They “worship” the Sumerian “gods” from the Dog Star Sirius.  Rex 84 was in preparation for the GREAT TRIBULATION.  FEMA Camps, FEMA coffins, Martial Law, NorthCOM, …. ALL of these things are in place for the “Great Tribulation”.

The rapture (rescue mission) of the Bride of Jesus Christ happens PRIOR to the Great Tribulation.  We are dealing with a PRE-WRATH rapture.  The forces of evil know this.  The 6th Seal (global earthquake and comets, ref. Revelation 6:12) will occur just prior to the Trumpet JUDGMENTS.

The Bride will be GONE.

The evil cabal and the MIEC (Military Industrial Extraterrestrial Complex) with the governments of the world, will blame the missing people on the ETs and UFOs.  But it will be GOD’S ANGELS that took them.  Many of the children will be taken too (1 Corinthians 7:14).  This is why the TV series “Falling Skies” has “front loaded” the American public with this notion that ET’s are after our kids.  This is all part of the Luciferian lie.  This is all part of the forgery.

Important Note:

If you are still here after a large number of people are taken / reported missing and the governments of the world are blaming extraterrestrials and UFOs …

YOU MISSED THE RAPTURE OF THE BRIDE

Never mind what the remaining churches will tell you.  It’s time to “buck up” and prepare to be martyred.  Praise Jesus you get a second chance.  But remember you are NOT a martyr if you die in an earthquake.  Remember you are NOT a martyr if you die with the other 2.25 Billion that die by the end of the 6th Trumpet.  You have to be put to death intentionally by the forces of evil by proclaiming Jesus Christ as LORD.

Prophets of our Heavenly Father and Visions / Dreams

I depend powerfully on the prophetic dreams and visions of our Father’s people to maintain my train of thought in these confusing times.  Here below the prophet Dr. David Owuor (one of the few we should be listening to right now in my opinion) is postulating on when the rapture of the Bride would occur in relationship to the forthcoming war with Iran.

Remember!    Dr. Owuor has NEVER been wrong.  I don’t give a dang what you read on the Internet.  Every decent “man of God” out there has lying disinformation spread about their work.

Dr. Owuor is given vivid dreams and visions (prophecies) from our Heavenly Father all the time.  This has been going on for years.  In 2009 he was discussing the possible scenarios associated with the “rapture timing” as it relates to visions he was given about a forthcoming “nuclear” conflict with Iran.

His determination (not a prophecy but an analysis), was that the rapture of the Bride will occur PRIOR to the war with Iran.  You best pay close attention to this if you expect to be prepared to “escape all these things which come upon the earth” (ref. Luke 21:36).

YT’r – mzalkun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlU1Lc4SGWs&feature=player_embedded

Moreover it is imperative we also listen to “the sheep” of our King Yahushua Jesus Christ.   Our Father is speaking to the most amazing people and the information correlates PERFECTLY.  You really need to clear out your burned in unbelief from “other teachers” past estimations and open your mind with a humble and contrite heart (which our Father dearly loves, ref. Psalms 34:18).

Here below is the word from our Heavenly Father given to a lady by the name of Charity.  Pay very close attention to what she says.  Not only does she confirm the rapture is about to occur, but she refers to it as a “rescue” and she says it will happen prior to “wrath”.  Amen and Glory to Jesus I have been begging people to hear this for a very long time now.

Pay especially close attention to her warning toward the end of this video.  If you are not imminently prepared at all times, living a sin free and holy existence, …. watch out.

“No More Time”

 YT’r – jakeandcharity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zw23vY2RyI&feature=player_embedded

Summary in Jesus Name

I wish there was some way I could teach everyone all the wonderful things I’ve learned since I’ve opened my heart to the work of our Heavenly Father.  The deception is so thick and the information out there is absolutely rife with 1% truth mixed with 99% falsehoods.   And sadly there are SO many great Christians that have made up their mind and are “preaching and teaching” things that have not come true in the past and won’t come true in the future.  If we don’t humble ourselves and throw away the teachings of other people and look at the information ourselves in prayer and PRAISE, we will NEVER see the trees of truth hidden in the forest of confusion.

And our greatest enemy is OURSELVES.

 

GET THE SIN OUT OF YOUR LIFE NOW

REPENT OF ALL YOUR SINS

ASK JESUS TO COME INTO YOUR HEART

GET BAPTIZED NOW

TAKE NO CHANCES

PRAISE ALL DAY LONG

PRAISE IS YOUR FORCE FIELD OF PROTECTION

THE DAY OF “CHRIST” IS COMING

THE RESCUE OF THE BRIDE
WILL BE ANY TIME NOW

GET OFF THIS ALIEN-DEMON INFESTED ROCK!

To Find Out How – Listen to This Radio Show
Preparing for the Rescue Mission

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tribulation-now

SOURCE ARTICLE LINK: http://www.tribulation-now.org/2011/11/15/until-all-hell-breaks-loose/

“Keep your nose to the ground and your eyes to the sky.”

JP

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Mars visitor Barack Obama announces U.S. mission to Mars, April 15, 2010

By Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd

Two former participants in the CIA’s Mars visitation program of the early 1980’s have confirmed that U.S. President Barack H. Obama was enrolled in their Mars training class in 1980 and was among the young Americans from the program who they later encountered on the Martian surface after reaching Mars via “jump room.”

Andrew D. Basiago, 50, a lawyer in Washington State who served in DARPA’s time travel program Project Pegasus in the 1970’s, and fellow chrononaut William B. Stillings, 44, who was tapped by the Mars program for his technical genius, have publicly confirmed that Obama was enrolled in their Mars training class in 1980 and that each later encountered Obama during visits to rudimentary U.S. facilities on Mars that took place from 1981 to 1983.

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Their astonishing revelations provide a new dimension to the controversy surrounding President Obama’s background and pose the possibility that it is an elaborate ruse to conceal Obama’s participation as a young man in the U.S. secret space program.

Mars training class held for future Mars visitors

According to Mr. Basiago and Mr. Stillings, in Summer 1980 they attended a three-week factual seminar about Mars to prepare them for trips that were then later taken to Mars via teleportation. The course was taught by remote viewing pioneer Major Ed Dames, who was then serving as a scientific and technical intelligence officer for the U.S. Army.  It was held at The College of the Siskiyous, a small college near Mt. Shasta in California.

They state that ten teenagers were enrolled in the Mars training program.  In addition to Basiago and Stillings, two of the eight other teenagers in Major Dames’ class that they can identify today were Barack Obama, who was then using the name “Barry Soetoro,” and Regina Dugan, who Mr. Obama appointed the 19th director and first female director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in 2009.

As many as seven parents of the ten students, all with ties to the CIA, audited the class. They included Raymond F. Basiago, an engineer for The Ralph M. Parsons Company who was the chief technical liaison between Parsons and the CIA on Tesla-based teleportation; Thomas Stillings, an operations analyst for the Lockheed Corporation who had served with the Office of Naval Intelligence; and Mr. Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, who carried out assignments for the CIA in Kenya and Indonesia.

From 1981 to 1983, the young attendees then went on to teleport to Mars via a “jump room” located in a building occupied by Hughes Aircraft at 999 N. Sepulveda Boulevard in El Segundo, California, adjacent to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Obama identified as having visited Mars at least twice

Mr. Basiago and Mr. Stillings have each issued public statements confirming that they both attended Mars training with Mr. Obama and later encountered him on Mars during separate visits.

On August 21, 2011, Mr. Basiago stated:  “Something highly significant has happened, and that is that two individuals from the same Mars training class in 1980 (Basiago and Stillings) have met and are comparing experiences and are able to corroborate not only that they were on the surface of Mars together but that before reaching Mars via jump room they were trained with a group of teenagers that included the current President of the United States (Obama) and director of DARPA (Dugan).”

Mr. Stillings’ statement, released at the same time, read:  “I can confirm that Andrew D. Basiago and Barack Obama (then using the name “Barry Soetoro”) were in my Mars training course in Summer 1980 and that during the time period 1981 to 1983, I encountered Andy, Courtney M. Hunt of the CIA, and other Americans on the surface of Mars after reaching Mars via the “jump room” in El Segundo, California.”

In a statement made Sept 20, 2011, Mr. Basiago confirmed Mr. Obama’s co-participation in the 1980 Mars training class, stating:  “Barry Soetoro, a student at Occidental College, was in my Mars training class under Major Ed Dames at The College of the Siskiyous in Weed, California in 1980. That fact has been corroborated by one of my other classmates, Brett Stillings. Two years later, when he was taller, thinner, more mature, a better listener, using the name ‘Barack Obama,’ and attending a different college, Columbia University, we crossed paths again in Los Angeles and I didn’t recognize him as the person that I had been trained with in the Mars program and encountered on the surface of Mars. In fact, doing so would have been virtually impossible in any case, because measures had been taken to block our later memories of Mars shortly after we completed our training in 1980.”

Mr. Basiago states that during one of his trips to Mars via “jump room” that took place from 1981 to 1983, he was sitting on a wall beneath an arching roof that covered one of the “jump room” facilities as he watched Mr. Obama walk back to the jump room from across the Martian terrain. When Mr. Obama walked past him and Mr. Basiago acknowledged him, Mr. Obama stated, with some sense of fatalism:  “Now we’re here!”

Mr. Stillings states that during one of his visits to Mars, he walked out of the “jump room” facility and encountered Mr. Obama standing beside the facility by himself staring vacantly into a ravine located adjacent to the facility. 

Mr. Basiago thinks that it is virtually certain that Ms. Dugan also went to Mars, because he once encountered her at the building in El Segundo where the “jump room” to Mars was located as he was entering the building to jump to Mars and she was exiting it. “I know you!” she said, greeting him as she passed him in the lobby of the building.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Basiago, Obama, Stillings, and Dugan went to Mars at a time when the U.S. presence on Mars was only just beginning but many had already gone.

Mr. Basiago states that in the early 1980’s, when they went, the U.S. facilities on Mars were rudimentary and resembled the construction phase of a rural mining project.    While there was some infrastructure supporting the jump rooms on Mars, there were no base-like buildings like the U.S. base on Mars first revealed publicly by Command Sgt. Major Robert Dean at the European Exopolitics Summit in Barcelona, Spain in 2009.

The primitive conditions that they encountered on Mars might explain the high level of danger involved. Mr. Basiago and Mr. Stillings agree that Major Dames stated during their training class at The College of the Siskiyous in 1980:  “Of the 97,000 individuals that we have thus far sent to Mars, only 7,000 have survived there after five years.”

In light of these risks, prior to going to Mars, Mr. Basiago received additional training from Mr. Hunt. Hunt, a career CIA officer, showed Mr. Basiago how to operate the respiration device that he would wear only during his first jump to Mars in July 1981, provided him with a weapon to protect himself on Mars, and took him to the Lockheed facility in Burbank, California for training in avoiding predators on the Martian surface.

When they then first teleported to Mars in Summer 1981, the young Mars visitors confronted the situation that Major Dames had covered at length during the class the previous summer – that one of their principal concerns on Mars would be to avoid being devoured by one of the predator species on the Martian surface, some of which they would be able to evade, and some of which were impossible to evade if encountered. 

The Mars program was launched, Basiago and Stillings were told, to establish a defense regime protecting the Earth from threats from space and, by sending civilians, to establish a legal basis for the U.S. to assert a claim of territorial sovereignty over Mars.  In furtherance of these goals and the expectation that human beings from Earth would begin visiting Mars in greater numbers, their mission was to acclimate Martian humanoids and animals to their presence or, as Major Dames stated during their training near Mt. Shasta in 1980: “Simply put, your task is to be seen and not eaten.”

It is not known whether NASA-JPL, which is located in Pasadena, California, had a hand in selecting the young people for their dangerous interplanetary mission to Mars, but it is conspicuous that all four had Pasadena, California connections.

Mr. Basiago was the son of an engineer for The Ralph M. Parsons Company, which is headquartered in Pasadena. Mr. Stillings was residing in La Canada, California, which is a suburb of Pasadena. Mr. Obama had just completed a year of undergraduate studies at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California, near Pasadena. Ms. Dugan was attending the California Institute of Technology, which is located in Pasadena.

COAST 2 COAST LINK: Part 1/2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9yCaEJFnpw&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Part 2/2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upXaZW3iZuw&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

SOURCE ARTICLE LINK: http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2011/11/mars-visitors-basiago-and-stillings-confirm-barack-obama-traveled-to-mars.html

JP

Phil Schneider, one of three people to survive the 1979 fire fight between the large Greys , US intelligence and military at the Dulce underground base.was found dead January 1996, due to what appears to be an execution style murder. He was found dead in his apartment with a piano wire wrapped around his neck. According to sources, it appeared that he repeatedly suffered torture before he was finally killed. Seven months prior to his death , Schneider did a lecture on the forces he had discovered at Dulce.

This brave man’s final acts should not go unnoticed……………………..

A joint alien/U.S. military underground base exists, perhaps devoted to genetics. The theories regarding Dulce sometimes state that alien technology was traded for permission to engage in human and animal mutilations. A battle was said to have taken place there between aliens and humans, though the time of this alleged encounter varies from the 1970s to the 1980s. Some sources allege that horrific genetic experiments are conducted in lower levels of the facility (usually level 6 or 7, depending on the source); these levels are sometimes referred to as “Nightmare Hall.”

According to the legend, Project Aquarius (1966) was a plan for investigation of UFOs, carried out and funded by the CIA. Bishop (Bishop, 2005) notes that Bennewitz is the earliest source for the Project Aquarius tale. This project was slated to begin after December 1969 when Project Grudge and Project Blue Book were closed. In 1969, the base was built northwest of Dulce in joint agreement between CIA and aliens from space. The base is allegedly located on the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation. The entrance is on Mount Archuleta (or Archuleta Mesa). The base gets water and electricity from the Navajo River, and dumps waste water back into the same river. The U.S. government occupies the upper levels of the underground base, while the aliens control the lower levels.

Vibrations from the ground near the town of Dulce have allegedly caused speculations of an underground facility; however, these are more likely minor earthquakes, which are known to occur in the area. Military helicopters have also been said to be “unusually milling” around the deserted area, although these claims are, at present, unproven.

There is a claim that the area was partially scanned with ground-penetrating radar, producing ‘interesting’ results, but these results are not currently available.

Some less substantial evidence includes supposed ‘leaked documents’, videos and witness reports. Allegedly, a collection of security camera tapes and technical documents were stolen from the base by a disgruntled security officer. These were stored in an unknown location along with the officer’s ‘flash’, a weapon, resembling a flashlight, which is claimed to emit some form of directed radiation. The actual documents which were stolen have not been revealed to the public, however a collection of drawings based on the documents and surveillance footage is available. Sometime in the 1990s a Japanese documentary producer had a 1-minute animation produced, based on the alleged contents of the stolen information. This animation is available on the internet and was never claimed by its creators to be actual footage. There are also a small number of black-and-white photographs available, which are signed “TAL”. It has been suggested that these photographs are actually from the Cheyenne Mountain facility.

Many people have supposedly witnessed UFOs in the area.

Many details of the lore surrounding the Dulce base—vast underground bases with many subterranean levels, battles with alien or underground creatures, etc.—resemble those of the alleged Montauk Project.

 VIDEO LINK:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION :

It is VITAL that you read this 402 page PDF on the Military Industrial Extra-terrestrial Complex in Dulce, New Mexico, to have a real eye-opener to what is ACTUALLY going on with the ‘alien’ presence on and off our planet.

THE DULCE BOOK PDF Link: (MUST DOWNLOAD)

http://www.ivantic.net/Slike%20i%20kratki%20filmovi/Dulce_Book_-_Area_51_Underground.pdf

JP

Guilt, tiredness, stress, shock – can specialised drugs help to mute the qualities that make soldiers human, asks Michael Hanlon?

The ancient Spartans believed that battlefield training began at birth. Those who failed the first round of selection, which took place at the ripe old age of 48 hours, were left at the foot of a mountain to die. The survivors would, in years to come, often wonder if these rejects were the lucky ones. Because to harden them up, putative Spartan warriors were subjected to a vigorous regime involving unending physical violence, severe cold, a lack of sleep and constant sexual abuse.

As with the English public schools, which used similar tactics to produce the warriors who carved out the British Empire, the Spartan regime worked; the alumni were the most feared soldiers in the eastern Mediterranean. And ever since then, military chiefs have wondered whether it may be possible to short-cut the long and demanding Spartan regime to produce a soldier who kills without care or remorse, shows no fear, can fight battle after battle without fatigue and generally behave more like a machine than a man.

In the post-war era, the future of fighting was thought to be about tanks and missiles, large impersonal machines that would fight huge battles over the open terrain of Northern Europe. The soldiers would be pressing buttons in a command centre. But despite the advent of drone aircraft, much of 21st-century warfare is turning out to be a drawn-out, messy business, fought on a human scale in the mud and dust of Afghanistan. And fought against a mercurial army of irregulars who melt away into the fields and farms once the skirmish is over. Modern soldiers are not the cannon fodder of before. Highly trained and super fit, each one represents a huge investment by the nation that sends them into battle. A soldier who is too tired to fight effectively, who has gone mad or who is suffering from severe stress is like a broken-down tank, no use to anybody. What if soldiers could be made that did not break down?

The era of The Terminator, the perfect robotic killing machine, is decades away; to date, all efforts to create a humanoid robot that can climb the stairs, let alone fight the Taliban, have been risible. But scientists are reporting breakthroughs with the next-best thing – the creation of human terminators, who feel less pain, less terror and less fatigue than “non-enhanced” soldiers and whose very bodies may be augmented by powerful machines.

Efforts to understand the brain of the soldier and put this knowledge to good use have been going on for some time. Professor Jonathan Moreno, a bioethicist at Pennsylvania State University, studies the way neuroscience is being co-opted by the military. “Right now, this is the fastest-growing area of science,” he says.

The Pentagon is currently spending $400m a year researching ways to “enhance” the human fighter. The defence giant Lockheed recently unveiled its “Hulc” (Human Universal Load Carrier), a science fiction-like, battery-powered exoskeleton that allows a human to lift 100kg weights and carry them at a fast run of 16kph (10mph). The videos of the Hulc in action are truly impressive. Superman strength is one thing, but soldiers still need to sleep. In Afghanistan the average soldier in combat gets only four hours’ rest a day and sleep deprivation is the single biggest factor in reducing fighting performance. Not only are tired soldiers less physically able to fight and run, they make more mistakes with the complex weapons systems at their disposal – mistakes that can prove deadly to themselves and their comrades.

Using chemistry to attack fatigue is, of course, nothing new. Two centuries ago, Prussian soldiers used cocaine to remain alert and Inca warriors used coca leaves to stay alert long before that. Since then, nicotine, amphetamines, caffeine and a new class of stimulants including the drug Modafinil have all been used successfully, to the extent that American soldiers can now operate normally even after 48 hours without sleep. Now the chemists are trying to tweak the molecular structure of this drug so that it will switch off the desire for sleep for even longer.

Tiredness is not the only psychological problem faced by soldiers. Combat is immensely stressful and although proper training means that men and women can remain focused while in mortal danger, it is afterwards that problems begin. During the Vietnam War, one in three soldiers was treated for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and in the Second World War a significant proportion of Allied conscripts never fired a shot in anger because of stress and fear before the battle had even begun. Up to now, PTSD has been treated by a mix of psychotherapy and antidepressants – effective techniques but expensive and time-consuming. But as with fatigue there may be a chemical shortcut for PTSD.

The trick is to erase unwanted memories, or at least take away their sting. Professor Roger Pitman, a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School in the US, has been experimenting with a drug called propranolol, a “beta blocker” normally used to treat high blood pressure, which he believes can erase the effects of terrifying memories.

Professor Pitman has given the drug to young volunteers who have suffered extreme trauma in, for example, road accidents. Those given placebos suffered nightmares, and remained fearful of the road. When exposed to recordings describing their accidents they suffered typical stress responses – sweating, beating heart, dilated pupils. But those who had been on a course of propranolol showed no response at all. It was as though the trauma had not happened. For a soldier, memory-altering drugs such as this could mean violent combat becoming no more troubling, retrospectively, than a visit to the gym. “The problem is,” Professor Moreno says, “what else are they blocking when they do this? Do we want a generation of veterans who return without guilt?” You may not even need drugs to short-out the unwanted side effects of battle. Dr Albert “Skip” Rizzo, a psychologist from the University of Southern California, has created a “virtual Iraq” video game, in which veterans have been able to re-enact their experiences to release pent-up stress.

Generals not only want stronger, more alert and less stressed soldiers; they want smarter ones, too. One of the most bizarre neuroscience findings in recent years is that by immersing the human brain in a powerful magnetic field, its powers of reasoning and learning are almost magically enhanced.

No one knows exactly how “transcranial magnetic stimulation” (TMS) works, but the Australian neuroscientist Professor Allan Snyder believes that magnetic fields in some way “switch off” the higher levels of mental processing that normally cloud our thoughts, allowing a “pure” form of reasoning to take over.

“Each of us could draw like a professional, do lightning-fast arithmetic,” he says. In fact, some subjects in TMS experiments have acquired (temporarily) similar abilities to the rare “autistic savants”, people who are able to perform astounding arithmetical feats and memorise whole telephone directories (an autistic savant was played by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man).

In 2009, a US Academy of Sciences report concluded that within 20 years we could be using TMS to enhance soldiers’ fighting capabilities. As Professor Moreno says, “there is talk of TMS machines being used on the battlefields within 10 years in vehicles and in 10 years more in helmets.” Why? Being a soldier demands a high level of technical expertise. It is no longer just a case of pointing a gun and shooting. Even combat rifles are now “systems” and mastering battlefield electronics requires a lot of training.

It may seem clear that if you could create a man with no scruples, who feels little pain and no fear, you would have an excellent fighting machine, but this may be a case of be careful what you wish for. We get scared for a reason – to avoid danger to ourselves and others. Fatigue may force us to rest before sustaining damaging injury. Even post-traumatic stress disorder may have a beneficial role. Moral scruples help soldiers to act as an effective team – in battle, troops will always say they are fighting for their mates before Queen and country.

Take away the humanity of the soldiers and there is a danger that the battles and wars we fight will become inhuman as well. Most of all there is, surely, a danger that these techniques, far from producing better soldiers, will actually produce a squad of zoned-out zombies, who will be no match for the determined, driven and highly motivated zealots of the Taliban.

SOURCE ARTICLE LINK:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/super-soldiers-the-quest-for-the-ultimate-human-killing-machine-6263279.html

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  • Just five tweaks to H5N1 makes it more contagious
  • Contagious version of bird flu could cause pandemic
  • Scientists divide over whether findings can be released

 

A Pakistani health official removes chickens from an infected farm, Gadap, Pakistan during an H5N1 epidemic: Now a Dutch scientist has engineered a new, more contagious versionA Pakistani health official removes chickens from an infected farm, Gadap, Pakistan during an H5N1 epidemic: Now a Dutch scientist has engineered a new, more contagious version.

The H5N1 bird flu virus has killed 500 people – and outbreaks sparked terror around the world about the possibility of a global pandemic.

So far, the virus has not been contagious enough to pose a threat of a global pandemic. Sick people don’t pass it readily to the healthy.

But that might change.

At a flu conference in Malta this September, virologist Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands made an astounding, and terrifying, announcement.

He found that a few simple genetic tweaks to the virus made it far more infectious among ferrets – a standard animal model used to study how viruses spread among humans.

Fouchier found that a mere five mutations to the virus were sufficient to make it spread far more easily.

His genetic research was part of an international drive to understand H5N1 more fully.

But his discovery caused a storm of controversy.

It’s traditional for scientific research to be open – to allow fellow scientists to review the work of others, repeat their methods and learn from them.

But in this case, many experts say that the research should be suppressed – in case the new ‘tweaked’ virus is used as a bioweapon.

A more contagious version of H5N1 could be a terrible weapon in the hands of terrorists.

Fouchier’s work is now being scrutinised by an American committe called the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, says NPR.

 
Bird Flu Virus.

Virologist Ron Fouchier engineered a version of the H5N1 virus that was more contagious between ferrets – a standard ‘animal model’ for how infectious a virus might be between humans.

Bioterrorism experts are aghast at the idea of the research being released.

‘It’s just a bad idea for scientists to turn a lethal virus into a lethal and highly contagious virus,’ says Dr Thomas Inglesby, director for the Centre for Biosecurity at the Universuity of Pittsburgh.

‘There are some cases that I think are worth an exception to the principle of openness,’ he told NPR. ‘I can only imagine that the process of deliberating about the publication of these findings is quite serious.’

Fouchier is not going to comment until the committee has made its decision about whether the findings should be published.

Experiments involving other, different variants of the virus have been published in the journal Virology.

Experts are divided about the benefits of publication – with some saying that the benefits of publishing, and studying, new variants of viruses can outweigh the risks.

 
SOURCE ARTICLE LINK: : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2063326/Scientists-mutate-bird-flu-make-MORE-contagious–critics-claim-bioweapon-kept-secret.html#ixzz1eMQSPLic

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  • Skull has soft spot, found in infants, yet also two large molars, found in older humans
  • Three anthropologists agree: ‘It is not a human being’

 

A mummified elongated skull found in Peru could finally prove the existence of aliens.

The strangely shaped head – almost as big as its 50cm (20in) body – has baffled anthropologists.

It was one of two sets of remains found in the city of Andahuaylillas in the southern province of Quispicanchi.

Spanish and Russian scientists who have examined the remains claim they are actually those of an alien.
 

The skeletal sets were discovered by Renato Davila Riquelme, who works for the Privado Ritos Andinos museum in Cusco in south-eastern Peru.

He said that that the eye cavities are far larger than normally seen in humans.

There is a soft spot in the skull – called an open fontanelle – which is a characteristic of children in their first year of life, yet the skull also has two large molars, only found in much older humans.

The unidentified creature has a strangely shaped skull nearly as large as its 20-inch-tall body

Davila Riquelme said three anthropologists, from Spain and Russia, arrived at the museum last week to investigate the findings and agreed it was ‘not a human being’ and would conduct further studies.

He added: ‘Although the assessment was superficial, it is obvious that its features do not correspond to any ethnic group in the world.’

The remains of an eyeball in the right socket will help determine its genetic DNA – and clear up the controversy if it is human or not.

The second mummy is incomplete and is only 30cm (12in).

It lacks a face and seems to be wrapped in a layer as a placenta, fetal position.

The remains bear a striking resemblance to the triangular crystal skull in the 2008 Indiana Jones film Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – which turned out to be of alien origin and have supernatural powers.

Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull featured a conical alien skull similar to the one found in PeruIndiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull featured a conical alien skull similar to the one found in Peru

 
Where the skull was found

THE TRUTH MAY LIE IN A SIMPLE PIECE OF CLOTH…

Painting by Paul Kane, showing a North American Chinook child in the process of having its head flattened, and an adult after the processPainting by Paul Kane, showing a North American Chinook child in the process of having its head flattened, and an adult after the process

The alternative explanation for the bizarre discovery is that the skull was artificially deformed as part of a tribal ritual.

The practice of skull elongation – to signify group affiliation or social status – dates back 9,000 years.

Common in various tribal cultures around the world (such as Mayans, North American natives and Australian Aborigines), the head moulding styles fell into three groups: flat, round or conical.

To achieve the desired shape, the head was wrapped in tight cloth.

In the case of cranial flattening, the head was placed between two pieces of wood.

The technique would usually be carried out on an infant, when the skull is at its most pliable.

The cloth would be applied from a month after birth and be held in place for about six months.

SOURCE ARTICLE LINK:: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2063486/Is-alien-skull-Mystery-triangular-shaped-head-Peru.html#ixzz1eMNF8INd

“Keep your nose to the ground and your eyes to the sky.”

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