Experts are looking for a reason behind Tuesday afternoon’s unlikely 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook people up and down the East Coast, and some are saying that a recent rise in fracking could be the culprit.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is the man-made splintering of underground rocks to expedite the exploiting of natural resources. It’s become a widespread phenomenon since its introduction in 2004, and though the practice can help increase supplies of oil and gas without reaching out internationally for imports, the result it can have on the geological make-up of the Earth can be ravaging. Now some experts say the rise in fracking could be to blame for yesterday’s quake.
The odds of a quake exceeding a magnitude of 5.5 occurring in central Virginia are so slim that Dominion Power determined only around six quakes of that size would occur in the area over the next 10,000 years. Dominion was looking at building a third nuclear reactor at their power plant in North Anna, VA, where facilities had to be taken offline yesterday as a result of the quake. Despite predicting that the site would be scarcely affected ever by a tremor, the quake’s epicenter was only mere miles from the nuclear facility.
Dominion, which confirmed in February that it will be building a third reactor for the plant, was rated by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the seventh most-likely site to receive damage from a quake, taking into consideration the 100-plus plants from coast-to-coast. Even still, the plant had its earthquake-sensing seismographs removed in the 1990s in order to save money.
When sites are subjected to fracking, waste salt water is injected back into the earth once fractures are created; in some cases, as many as 3 million gallons of the waste can be put into the earth in each well. Though earthquakes out east are unlikely, Braxton County West Virginia, only 160 miles from the epicenter of Tuesday’s tremor, has seen eight minor movements in 2010 alone. That site has also seen a slew of fracking operations in the several years before it.
Explicitly, the United States Geological Survey has published a finding confirming that processes like fracking can be to blame for “natural” disasters. “Earthquakes induced by human activity have been documented in a few locations in the United States, Japan and Canada,” writes the USGS. “The cause was injection of fluids into deep wells for waste disposal and secondary recovery of oil and the use of reservoirs for water supplies.”
Out West, geologists have blamed fracking on earthquakes that unexpectedly shook up the state of Arkansas, which recently saw over 20 small tremors in a single day. Freak earthquakes have also occurred in regions of Texas, New York and Oklahoma that should not be likely sites of epicenters, though those locales have all seen a rise in fracking in recent years.
Multi-stage fracking, which can drill several miles deep in the Earth, has only become prevalent in recent years. Once introduced, however, Arkansas, West Virginia and Texas all saw an unexpected increase in quakes across the region. The correlation has caused concern in other parts of the country, including West Virginia, where residents are asking lawmakers to reconsider the legality of fracking, which can not only cause earthquakes but is overall detrimental to the local ecosystem. One incident in central Virginia occurred in 2008 when fracking caused an explosion of a natural gas pipeline that created a fireball that stretched up to half a mile long and tall and injured five people.
Mineral, VA, the site of Tuesday’s quake’s epicenter, is only 90 miles from the West Virginia border, where activists are rallying to change the lax state legislation which has caused companies to conduct fracking operations more and more and recent years.
The vast intercontinental military tunnel complex constructed by the United States Air force over the past nearly 45 years was hit with two powerful nuclear explosions at its main terminuses in Colorado and Virginia used nearly exclusively by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
According to this report, this unprecedented nuclear attack began on the evening of 22 August when one of the main air pressure relief tunnels for this CIA tunnel, located at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Florida, was forced open allowing millions of cubic feet of air to rush suddenly into the atmosphere. The unique sound of this event was captured by video during a baseball game being played at Tropicana Field near MacDill, though US officials blamed the “mystery noise” on a faulty sound system.
This GRU report, however, points out that Russian engineers are well acquainted with this unique sound as they work feverishly to prepare an additional 5,000 bomb shelters ordered by Prime Minister Putin this past spring to be completed by the end of 2012.
Russian engineers were, also, able to duplicate this unique sound this past March when they were called into the Ukraine to vent a number of deep underground tunnels from poison gas that had killed three people near Kiev and which was, likewise, captured by video.
Within a few hours of the venting of this vast tunnel complex, this report continues, a nuclear device was detonated at its western terminus located near Trinidad Colorado with the second blast occurring nearly 12 hours later at the eastern terminus near Culpeper Virginia, and both causing powerful earthquakes felt by tens of millions of Americans.
Unbeknownst to the vast majority of the American people is that the vast military tunnel network constructed since the early 1960’s under their country has cost an estimated $40 trillion and with the exception of this attack shows no sign of abating.
The only known photo of one of the massive US Air Force boring machines used to construct this vast tunnel complex was taken by Little Skull Mountain in Nevada in December 1982 and is similar in design to those used to construct the Chunnel between England and France.
Maps of these tunnels, and the underground bases associated with them, have been compiled over the years by many independent researchers along with lists of their probable locations.
The specific tunnel attacked by these nuclear devices, this GRU report says, was being used by the CIA during their moving of their headquarters and all of their assets out of their Langley Virginia location to their new base located in Denver Colorado that was begun in 2005 for reasons still not fully explained.
The GRU speculates that the timing of this attack in hitting the western terminus first, then the eastern one, was more than likely meant to “trap and destroy” whatever the CIA was currently moving through this tunnel from Langley to Denver.
Most interesting to note is that this attack comes nearly a decade to the day after the 11 September 2011 internal war between the CIA and the US military establishment that rained destruction upon America, and then the world, but whose final battle has yet to be fought, or won, by either side.
To what the final outcome of this titanic struggle will be it is not in our knowing, other than to note that when two powerful forces like these collide, and as they have done so many times in the past, the ultimate losers end up being the American people whose delight in total ignorance as to what is happening around them continues to astound the whole world.
Saudi Arabia is now rearing its head as a proud lion and letting the world know its views, policies and alliances. Saudi Arabia remains an ally to the United States while it has also forged new levels in its relationships with China and Russia.Saudi Arabia is rallying Muslim nations across the Middle East and Asia to join an Gulf Cooperation Council.Saudi officials
have approached Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Central Asian states to lend diplomatic support—and potentially military assistance in some cases—to help stifle a majority Shiite revolt in Sunni-led Bahrain.Saudi officials said their campaign was broad. “There are many elements of this initiative,” said a Saudi official. “All the major Muslim states are willing to commit to this issue if need be and asked by Saudi leadership.”
U.S. officials working with Saudi Arabia acknowledged in recent days Riyadh’s frustration with Washington’s policies.The chief of the Saudi National Security Council, Prince Bandar bin Sultan al Saud, asked Pakistan’s powerful generals to lend support for the operation in Bahrain, according to Pakistani, U.S. and Saudi officials briefed on the meetings.Prince Bandar—who was the Saudi ambassador to Washington for more than two decades—told the Pakistani generals that the U.S. shouldn’t be counted on to restore stability across the Middle East or protect Pakistan’s interests in South Asia, these officials say.
The official said any potential Pakistani troops could be integrated into the 4,000-man force of mostly Saudi soldiers that deployed to Bahrain in March to defend the ruling Khalifa family against the popular domestic uprising against its rule. But Saudi officials said the current force is adequate, and no formal request for troops has yet been made.
Prince Bandar’s stops included Russia, China, Pakistan and Malaysia. Bandar was the deal-maker in the Saudi-Chinese intermediate range missile sale in the 1980s that provided Riyadh with its now aging missile force.Riyad also seeks to exploit Pakistani’s expertise in missiles and weapons of mass destruction. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have already developed an array of defense and military relations. But the discussions in Riyad to expand strategic ties reflect the kingdom’s concerns over its deteriorating relations with the United States. Relations between Riyadh and Washington have deteriorated sharply as the Saudis have lost faith in American commitments to stand by their friends.
- Malaysia supports the initiatives taken by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
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- Arabian Gulf enjoy protection from the Pakistani military and lastly religious affinity.
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Initial reports circulating in the Kremlin today about the G-8 Summit being held in Paris state that an angry President Medvedev has accused both American President Obama and French President Sarkozy of being ‘completely insane’ for their attempting to monopolize the agenda with their plan to ‘control the Internet’ while the West teeters on the brink of economic collapse, the world is fast running out of food, and the revolutions in the Arab world threaten all-out global war.
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The only American mainstream media source reporting on this tragic situation is the Christian Science Monitor who in their article titled “As world burns, G8 leaders fiddle … with the Internet. Seriously?” further notes: “Sarkozy, Obama, and the other leaders at the
G8 should be evaluating the policies that have brought them to the brink of financial ruin. Unfortunately, their attention will be elsewhere: on Internet regulation, for one thing.”
Sarkozy’s call for controlling the Internet based upon what he claims is the “moral imperative” needed to “correct the excesses and abuses that arise from the total absence of rules” has been joined by Obama who is preparing to sign a new US law called PROTECT IP (once passed by the US Congress) that would allow the US Department of Justice to force search engines, browsers, and service providers to block users’ access to websites, and scrub the American Internet clean of any trace of their existence.
So enraged was Google CEO Eric Schmidt about this new Obama regime law to censor the Internet in America he vowed to defy it, and we quote: “If there is a law that requires DNSs, to do X and it’s passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president of the United States and we disagree with it then we would still fight it. If it’s a request the answer is we wouldn’t do it, if it’s a discussion we wouldn’t do it.”
Susan Pointer, Google Europe’s director of public relations, further slammed Obama and Sarkozy’s plan to control the Internet by stating, “Access to information is not just a point of view of Google, but a genuine human right.”
Human rights, unfortunately, appears to be non-existent in the Obama regime whose government has been accused of being more secretive than Bush’s, and who just signed (by auto-pen no less) an extension of the dreaded Patriot Act Law top US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) warned is being “used in secret” against the American people without either their knowledge or approval.
In an even more shocking example of how the Obama regime has trampled the rights of these once free people, US Justice Department lawyers stated to a Federal Court Judge this past March that they (the US government) had the right to lie to the Court, and we quote from the actual Court ruling [Jesse Trentadue v. United States Central Intelligence Agency, et. Al; Case No.
2:08-CV-0788] [PDF link here]: “The Court found the Government to have lied and provided false and misleading information to the court through sworn statements. When the deception was revealed the Government argued that it had the authority to mislead the court and requested and opportunity to brief the issue.”
To the Internet censored future the American people can look forward to became evident this past week when Obama this past week broke his Oath of Office to defend the US Constitution by failing to abide by the 1973 War Powers Act to notify the US Congress about his new war in Libya. [Note: The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548) is a federal law intended to check the power of the President in committing the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of Congress.]
If there are anti-war protests (or any kind of protests for that matter) now occurring in either the United States or United Kingdom their citizens are not allowed to know about it, and as we can read from the chilling article titled “Government Orders You Tube To Censor Protest Videos” from the Infowars.Com website which, in part, says:
“In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the
free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.”
And in what can only be described as one of the most astounding historical ironies of these Western powers seeking to censor their citizens right to truthful information, Russia, once ruled over by communist tyranny, and Germany, once ruled over Nazi despots, have both rejected the US-French call to control the Internet having learned their lesson and vowing not to restrict it in any way whatsoever.
For those people living in the US and UK who may object to the censoring of their Internet their governments have further plans for them as new reports have emerged showing these Western governments plans for injecting the mind-altering psychotropic drug lithium into their water supplies to keep them docile and compliant.
These governments say, of course, that putting this powerful drug into their citizens water will reduce their nation’s suicide rates; but at least for the US, the shocking fact that Obama refuses to send condolence letters to the families of worn-torn US Soldiers who commit suicide shows the true face of who these people really are.
Source: Sorcha Faal
With the Obama administration fast approaching a July deadline that mandates troops be withdrawn from Afghanistan, Pakistan is moving into the cross hairs as the next targeted conquest of the “war on terror,” with NATO helicopters launching an attack on a Pakistani military outpost today, triggering a firefight that injured two soldiers, as Pakistan moves closer to China in an effort to avoid geopolitical isolation.
reality it was the US government that refused numerous clear opportunities to kill Bin Laden despite the fact that they knew his precise location over the course of several years.
As Washington increasingly tries to isolate Pakistan following the dubious Bin Laden raid, Islamabad is turning to its old ally for support – China – a partnership that is, “Looking more attractive after the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden further strained Islamabad’s ties with Washington,” reports the Associated Press.
The NATO attack occurred just hours after Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived in Beijing.
Firedoglake’s David Dayen characterizes the deepening crisis as an “undeclared war” on Pakistan, pointing out that the Obama administration is now looking to “deal its war in Afghanistan for a war in Pakistan.”
Given nuclear-capable Pakistan’s warm relations with China, in addition to its hostility toward fellow member of the nuke club India, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out where all this could lead. Any US conflict with Pakistan could potentially escalate and lead to a major confrontation with China, a scenario that could move the hands of the doomsday clock a few minutes closer to midnight.
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Saudi Arabia is the main target of US in middle east after Egypt.Saudi Arabia must have a fear that the USA and its allies are planning to take over Saudi’s oil. Saudi Arabia now see Obama is a threat to national security.
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A Russia-Saudi-Pakistan-China Bloc could challenge Wall St. and the City of London
Pakistan allies to china and Bandar conection to Russia, will make way to a new bloc Saudi,Pakistan,Russia and China. Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia is preparing his trip to Pakistan which means open way to china. Bandar goes to Pakistan means, whats nixon has done 40years ago. That is real alliance of strategic,economic and military, Bloc have a potential to change Global Scenario.
Saudi Arabia mainly rely on US for their security needs but now saudi Arabia realize that CIA have a plan to split Saudi Arabia gives the Saudis the holy sites and us the oil.So far, the US-Saudi special relationship has lasted 50 years because of a simple deal: oil in exchange for security.
American real Aim is
to starting war between Saudi Arabi and iran by dragging them in Battle ground Bahrain, provide an opportunity to interfere and invade Saudi Arabia.The US has not had wholly “friendly” intentions towards the Kingdom for the past 30 years. Any appearance of such is only the visible veneer of real US military policy. Declassified documents reveal that there has been a constant drumbeat to invade Saudi Arabia that has sounded behind the closed doors of our government. The Pentagon, for three decades, has formulated and updated secret plans to seize Saudi oil wells and rid the Kingdom of the ruling House of Saud. This is not only a neo-conservative cabal. Time and again plans have been made for an invasion of Saudi Arabia for a larger purpose: US control of the global oil supply thereby dominating global economic markets.