Skousen: Russian Hack was Physically Impossible over Internet

World Affairs Brief, August 11, 2017 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

This Week’s Analysis:

Trump’s Red Line on North Korea

Korean Military Forces: The Matchup

Will There be War with North Korea?

Trump Disappoints Congressional Republicans

The McMaster Controversy

Russian Hack was Physically Impossible over Internet

Preparedness Tip: Best Rechargeable Batteries

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RUSSIAN HACK WAS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE OVER INTERNET

There were two fascinating stories relative to the false intelligence about the Russians hacking into the DNC email server in order to meddle in the US election. First the very credible Veteran Intelligent Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) ran an in-depth article on “New forensic studies that challenge the claim of the key Jan. 6 assessment that Russia hacked Democratic emails last year.” The key finding is this:

July 5, 2016: In the early evening, Eastern Daylight Time, someone working in the EDT time zone with a computer directly connected to the DNC server or DNC Local Area Network, copied 1,976 MegaBytes of data in 87 seconds onto an external storage device. That speed is much faster than what is physically possible with a hack.

Read the executive summary and their letter to President Trump explaining their findings here.

In another blockbuster story spiked by the mainstream media, a Russian hacker in prison in Poland has revealed that the CIA tried to bribe him to admit that he hacked into the DNC. He refused and is still in prison for it. The Gateway Pundit has the story:

Russian hacker Yevgeny Nikulin claims the FBI offered him money and citizenship if he would accept responsibility for the Clinton email cyberattacks. Nikulin is currently being held at Prague’s Pankrac prison. He claims Comey’s FBI offered him citizenship and a free apartment for taking the fall over hacking Podesta’s emails. Ray Starrman has more details at US Defense Watch.

Skousen: Korean Military Forces – The Matchup — NK has too many artillery units to take out pre-emptively, so the US will not be able to stop Kim’s ability to do some damage to the South

World Affairs Brief, August 11, 2017 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

This Week’s Analysis:

Trump’s Red Line on North Korea

Korean Military Forces: The Matchup

Will There be War with North Korea?

Trump Disappoints Congressional Republicans

The McMaster Controversy

Russian Hack was Physically Impossible over Internet

Preparedness Tip: Best Rechargeable Batteries

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KOREAN MILITARY FORCES: THE MATCH UP

In terms of ground troops, the United States has 28,500 troops in South Korea but only about 15,000 of those are combat troops. That’s not nearly enough to combat NK’s estimated 100,000 troops, 70% of which are stationed on or near the DMZ, housed in hardened bunker type living quarters. South Korea’s armed forces number approximately 50,000 personnel. SK has universal military service and is considered well trained. The US also has about 28,000 troops in South Korea and 39,000 combat troops in Okinawa, Japan—almost 14,000 of which are Marines.

However, the key to any military plan’s success lies in pre-emptively striking NK’s offensive capability first and then preparing to attack the men and equipment it will use in the expected retaliation. That can only be done quickly and effectively with air power and missiles.

A proper pre-emptive strike on NK would involve cruise missile attacks on NK’s 15 combat airfields, 11 of which are for fighter aircraft. NK has some obsolete Mig 15, 17 and 19 aircraft but the bulk of its fighter force is composed of 150 Mig-21’s which have limited combat capabilities against the hundreds of modern F-16, and F-15 fighters manned by South Korea. NK only has 40 modern Mig-29 aircraft which have long range missile combat capabilities.

The US also has two major air bases in South Korea, Osan where the 7th Air Force is located and Kunsan Airbase where the 8th fighter wing is located. The 7th AF has modern versions of the F-16 and the venerable A-10 attack aircraft—the best ground attack aircraft in the world. The Marines also have 8 F-35s in the country which are the most capable aircraft in the world at tracking and attacking multiple targets at long distances.

Even with all that modern capability, it would probably take a week or two of intensive aerial combat to gain air superiority over Korean skies because of the high number of NK aircraft. That time could be reduced significantly if enough destruction is aimed at NK airfields in the first pre-emptive strike. That would be accomplished first by a surprise wave of cruise missile strikes, and followed up by high altitude bombing by B-52, and B-1 bombers, which can carry much more total destructive power than cruise missiles. In the US attack on the Syrian air base, almost 20% of the Tomahawk missiles missed their target and the air base was back in operation within a week, so cruise missiles are a costly and not completely effective solution.

In order to counter NK’s significant retaliatory capability, the US and South Korea would have to intensively target and destroy NK’s artillery and rocket units, numbering some 20k tubes in total, plus a number of 240 and 300mm rocket launchers within range of the South Korean capital of Seoul. Having the nation’s capitol within range gives NK’s artillery a decided advantage since attack is almost instantaneous.

NK has an estimated 12,000 pieces of tube artillery and 2,300 pieces of multiple launch rocket artillery. The majority of tube artillery are 122mm, 130mm, 152mm and 170mm units, and their rocket launchers are either 240mm or 300mm units.

While many of those artillery pieces are relatively unprotected near the DMZ, a large number of the long-range self-propelled 122mm and 170mm pieces as well as rocket launchers are dug into the north side of the mountain ranges where they can emerge to shoot and then duck back into their tunnels for protection. The US can only counter this threat after air superiority is reached when they can keep constant combat patrols circling overhead ready to attack them when they emerge.

As for smaller and more numerous artillery batteries near the DMZ, there are simply too many targets for an effective pre-emptive strike, even with all the military capability of the USA, so the US and SK would have to rely on carpet bombing of artillery rich areas once they start firing, as well as counter-artillery batteries to take them out over time. Counter-artillery batteries have precise radar tracking technology that can pinpoint the origin of an artillery shell and take out the unit doing the firing—but it’s a slow, time-consuming process to eliminate thousands of units.

But it must be done. If allowed to fire uninhibited for even an hour or two, these artillery forces can reap a lot of destruction on Seoul, which is filled with glass commercial buildings in the central district.

Skousen: Obamacare Reform and Repeal Dead in the Water – Alaska’s Liberal Republican Lisa Murkowski’s Role

World Affairs Brief, July 28, 2017 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

This Week’s Analysis:

White House Scrambling to Cope with Total Media Onslaught

Congress Decides to Investigate Hillary

Trump Hires a Fixer to Stop Leaks

Obamacare Reform and Repeal Dead in the Water

China Preparing for North Korean War

Trump and New Judges

Preparedness Tip: Radiation Remedies, Part II

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OBAMACARE REFORM AND REPEAL DEAD IN THE WATER

Sadly, even though nominal Republicans control both the House and the Senate, they can’t muster a majority to replace Obamacare nor repeal it. The latter attempt was on center stage this week in the Senate. As NBC gloated,

The Senate yesterday once again voted down a measure to repeal Obamacare. NBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell: “Senate Republicans delivered another blow in their effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act when they failed to pass a repeal of the Obama-era law on Wednesday afternoon. The vote, which is one of many expected during the ongoing health care debate, only garnered the support of 45 Republicans, short of the 50-votes necessary. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Dean Heller, R-Nev., and John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and surprisingly Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chair of the Senate Health Committee, joined all Democrats in voting against it. The defeat eliminates the chances of Congress sending a nearly-full repeal of the law to President Donald Trump to sign.”

NBC does bring up the massive media campaign the Left has created to overwhelm Republicans with fear of cutting Obamacare subsidized benefits:

Health care opponents have spent $15 million on ads opposing the Senate GOP legislation, while supporters haven’t spent a dime: As for the ad spending in the health-care fight, here’s what one of us has written: “The Republican senators whose votes are crucial to the fate of health care in America have faced a $15 million barrage of TV advertising from outside groups opposing the GOP legislation — and no air cover from any group backing the bills.

According to ad-buying tracker Advertising Analytics, groups opposing the GOP health care push have spent $14.8 million since May on TV ads targeting 13 key senators, with even more ad buys rolling in daily as the debate in the Senate reaches fever pitch. No groups have run ads in those states in support of the ever-evolving Republican legislation to repeal and replace parts or all of Obamacare.”

In response and out of obvious frustration, Trump loyalists issued threats against those RINO Republicans who even back debate on the repeal issue. This backfired immediately as the targeted liberals ran to their buddies in the media to complain about the threats:

The Alaska Dispatch News says that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke called Alaska’s two senators to warn them that Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s “no” votes on health care had put the state’s future with the administration in jeopardy.

As for that news from Alaska — that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reportedly threatened that Sen. Murkowski’s “no” votes could have consequences for the state — it likely will launch, at a minimum, an inspector general investigation. It’s not insignificant that the state’s other senator, Dan Sullivan, talked to Alaska media about the threat. Sullivan has been a reliable “yes” vote for Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Whoever thought up the idea of threatening Alaska over its single liberal Senator needs a lesson in political reality. These kinds of threats only work on conservatives—not dedicated Left/liberals who have the press on their side.

Thursday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a last ditch effort to repeal by submitting a “skinny repeal” bill two hours before a midnight vote. The bill would do the following:

Repeal the individual mandate

Repeal the employer mandate

Increase caps on tax-free contributions to health savings accounts

Repeal the medical device tax

Defund Planned Parenthood

Liberal Republicans who have stood in the way of every repeal attempt would only support this bill if House Speaker Paul Ryan agreed to hold an immediate conference committee to work out the differences between the House bill and the “skinny repeal” bill which they don’t want to become law “as is.” The conferees from both House and Senate can change the bill at will and then it is presented to both houses for an “yes or no” vote—no amendments allowed. The Left/Liberal Republicans were hoping to control the conference process in their favor.

But because they could not guarantee the outcome, Sen. John McCain cast the deciding “no” vote at nearly 2am in the morning, along with Leftist Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkosky, defeating the bill 51 to 49. McCain’s legacy will go down, like John Roberts, as the Republican that gave us Obamacare. VP Pence was on hand to break the tie if necessary. Sen. McConnell finally conceded that the Republicans failed and now it was the Democrats turn to present some new proposal. Why should they? They already have Obamacare.

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Skousen: US Missile Defense Lacking

World Affairs Brief, May 19, 2017 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).

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US MISSILE DEFENSE LACKING

Finally, another article on the latest missile defense technology is pertinent to the US ability to stop Kim Jong-Un from following through with his limited ability to send a missile to Hawaii or Alaska. The British Daily Mail takes a look at the new “state-of-the-art Navy vessel that’s designed to shoot down Kim Jong-Un’s ballistic missiles before they start World War Three.” There are errors in this article, which I will point out.

A state-of-the-art navy vessel designed to intercept ballistic missiles is set to be tested later this month. The MV Pacific Collector detects the missile via GPS [This is in error. GPS doesn’t detect missile launches, although other military satellites can.] and shoots out a vehicle which smashes into a warhead in mid-flight to disable it. Known as ground-based mid-course defense, the ship is in port at Aloha Tower in Hawaii for a key upcoming ballistic missile defense test.

The news comes as North Korea test-launched a ballistic missile that flew for half an hour and reached an altitude of 1,240 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan – a flight pattern that could indicate a new type of missile.

The only thing new about this is that US experts are saying this latest ballistic missile is the first fully home developed rocket by North Korea that doesn’t rely on foreign rocket engines. How they can tell that from photographs or rocket telemetry is a mystery to me.

Admiral Harry Harris, head of US Pacific Command, warned Congress that the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, ‘is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today’. Currently, the US has 36 ground-based interceptors placed in Alaska and California to theoretically protect the US from a nuclear missile attack. That number will increase to 44 this year.

However, in December, a Pentagon weapons testing office rated the $40 billion system as having low reliability. The ground-based system has a record of nine out of 17 successful intercepts since 1999, or a 53 percent success rate.

One of the problems with this kind of missile system is that it uses a “kinetic” warhead— essentially a big hunk of highly dense material (depleted Uranium, etc.) which has to make direct contact with the incoming missile to destroy it. It is not an explosive warhead that can disable a target even during a near miss. [like Russia’s – editor]

I suspect the US continues using these kinds of “hit vehicles” because they don’t want to really stop a pre-emptive strike by Russia and China, who are developing maneuvering warheads. I do think, however, that current US ABM interceptors could stop several of North Korea’s plain Jane ballistic missiles.

(video) NORMALIZATION OF GEOENGINEERING — The globalists have watched the growing exposure of their CHEMTRAIL conspiracy and have decided not to deny it any more. Instead they have begun to set the stage for a major campaign to convince the public that this intervention to create manmade chemical contrails in the sky is necessary in order to combat global warming — Global Chemtrail Summit 2017 Matt Landman

NORMALIZATION OF GEOENGINEERING

The Powers That Be (PTB) have watched the growing exposure of their chemtrail conspiracy and have decided not to deny it any more. Instead they have begun to set the stage for a major campaign to convince the public that this intervention to create manmade chemical contrails in the sky is necessary in order to combat global warming. Here’s a recent talk by Matt Landman showing the evidence of this coming campaign. (Joel Skousen World Affairs Brief, May 26, 2017)

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43:50 “They’ve been doing it for years, but they’re normalizing it now.”

34:30 12 new clouds announced in March this year

Matt’s site: ActualActivists.com

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Global Chemtrail Summit 2017 Matt Landman