Hirohito, the war criminal who got away

Seventy-five years on, Japan still can’t come to terms with its past by Francis Pike This month the global media marked the 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The cities’ destructions were momentous indeed, but the coverage has squeezed out other memories of the Pacific War. Who remembers Japan’s genocidal campaign in China that killed more than 20 million people — thousands of them by poison gas and canisters containing plague and typhus? Or the murder of 35 percent of the 200,000 soldiers and civilians held in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps that meted out unspeakable … Continue reading Hirohito, the war criminal who got away

3 OTHER MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS THAT LEFT US WONDERING WHEN TACTICAL NUKES WILL MAKE THEIR DEBUT

by Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times The world has been watching footage of the massive explosion in Beirut’s main city port yesterday, causing widespread speculation as to whether or not this was a covert military operation employing some new generation of tactical small-yield nuclear weapons. So far, all indications seem to be that this blast was the result of fatal mishandling of hazardous materials, and no faction has stepped up to take responsibility for this as an attack. The official story is that a fire in a fireworks factory ignited a six year old cache of ammonium nitrate that was … Continue reading 3 OTHER MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS THAT LEFT US WONDERING WHEN TACTICAL NUKES WILL MAKE THEIR DEBUT

Why South Africa’s Military May ‘Somehow Get Involved’ in Situation in Northern Mozambique

by Oleg Burunov Northern Mozambique has been in the grip of a jihadist insurgency since 2017, with the violence having reportedly already killed more than 1,000 people there. In an article published on the website Conversation, political scientist Theo Neethling from the Bloemfontein-based University of the Free State, focused on South Africa’s position pertaining to an increase in “deadly violence” in the northern parts of Mozambique. “There is now even a possibility that the South African National Defence Force might become involved in [Mozambique’s] most northern Cabo Delgado province, with a view to ending [… the] litany of atrocities, abductions and … Continue reading Why South Africa’s Military May ‘Somehow Get Involved’ in Situation in Northern Mozambique

The science behind the bombing of Hiroshima

Some 135,000 people were killed when the US dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima in Japan on 6 August 1945. Those who survived suffered radiation sickness and severe burns – and the city was utterly destroyed. Here, Jason Goodyer, commissioning editor of BBC Focus Magazine, reveals the devastating aftermath of bombing and explains the science behind it… The US produced the first nuclear weapons during the Second World War following extensive scientific research dubbed the Manhattan Project. When they dropped two bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, the world had never experienced anything … Continue reading The science behind the bombing of Hiroshima

Inside the US government’s plans to blow up the moon

By Reed Tucker Blow up the moon. It sounds like the grandiose plan of a James Bond villain. Only the idea came, not from a fictional villain, but the government of the United States of America. The secret mission, code-named “Project A119,” was conceived at the dawn of the space race by an Air Force division located at New Mexico’s Kirtland Air Force Base. A June 1959 report entitled “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” outlined plans to explode the bomb on the moon’s “terminator” — the area between the part of the surface that’s illuminated by the sun and the … Continue reading Inside the US government’s plans to blow up the moon

Experts Say Tear Gas Is Dangerous, Especially During the Pandemic

The widespread use of tear gas amid a respiratory pandemic has experts worried that it may worsen Covid-19 infections. BY LISA SONG WHEN AMIRA CHOWDHURY joined a protest in Philadelphia against police violence last Monday, she wore a mask to protect herself and others against the coronavirus. But when officers launched tear gas into the crowd, Chowdhury pulled off her mask as she gasped for air. “I couldn’t breathe,” she said. “I felt like I was choking to death.” Chowdhury was on a part of the Vine Street Expressway that ran underground. Everyone panicked as gas drifted into the dark, semi-enclosed space, … Continue reading Experts Say Tear Gas Is Dangerous, Especially During the Pandemic

Why Was Japan Blind To Its Own Weaknesses During World War II?

Japan initiated its World War II campaign on the basis of a series of assumptions and unknowns. by Warfare History Network Planning a war requires assumptions. However, there should be as few assumptions as possible, otherwise one can assume away all one’s problems. Japanese shortfalls in resources influenced their assumptions in planning for World War II. Because Japan could not successfully fight a long war, planners assumed it would be short—in accordance with the decisive battle doctrine. One big naval battle with the U.S. Pacific Fleet, early in the war, and Japan would emerge victorious. The U.S., on the contrary, always … Continue reading Why Was Japan Blind To Its Own Weaknesses During World War II?

MILITARY PSYCHOLOGIST EXPLAINS WHY GRIT MATTERS AS MUCH AS INTELLIGENCE

“Grit is the flame in which talent grows.” Fanatic Studio by ALI PATTILLO Many of the traditional steps on the academic or professional ladder revolve around intellectual aptitude: standardized tests, SATs and ACTs, college GPA, the MCAT or GRE… the list goes on. But in the last few decades, researchers have suggested people underestimate the power of non-cognitive attributes like motivation, attitude, and especially grit. Without grit — defined by psychologists as the “perseverance and passion for long-term goals” — people may be unlikely to push past adversity and excel in their chosen field. Michael Matthews is a psychologist and professor who … Continue reading MILITARY PSYCHOLOGIST EXPLAINS WHY GRIT MATTERS AS MUCH AS INTELLIGENCE

The U.S. Navy Wants To Fill Its Fleet With Robo-Ships

DARPA DARPA is working with the U.S. Navy to create a class of ships that would be completely unmanned. If successful, it would represent a ten year leap over the current pace of technological development. The Navy is still working on a separate project to develop optionally, or lightly manned warships. BY KYLE MIZOKAMI The NOMARS ships would be entirely unmanned and totally impervious to pandemics. The U.S. Navy is teaming up with DARPA to develop autonomous, robotic ships that are completely human free. The NOMARS (No Mariners Required Ship) concept, if successful, would be a huge leap over current unmanned surface vessel … Continue reading The U.S. Navy Wants To Fill Its Fleet With Robo-Ships

BIOWEAPONS EXPERT SPEAKS OUT ABOUT NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

by Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times As you know, a novel coronavirus (initially labeled 2019-nCOV before being renamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization) originating in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China, is rapidly spreading across the world. The first case was reported in Wuhan on December 21, 2019. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, severe cough and pneumonia which, in more severe cases, can lead to impaired kidney and liver function and kidney failure. On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case — a patient in Washington state who had recently … Continue reading BIOWEAPONS EXPERT SPEAKS OUT ABOUT NOVEL CORONAVIRUS