The strange trend of Mexican thieves stealing radioactive material by accident

This resembles exactly what Soviet defector Col. Stanislav Lunev had warned about. It was his job as a Soviet agent to locate critical and strategic locations within the United States for detonating compact Russian nuclear weapons. Russia would then use ‘mules’ to bring these devices across the porous border, either unwittingly or knowingly. These same people were soon executed after their delivery reached its destination.

This also eerily similar to what Soviet defector Viktor Suvorov describes as “grey terror” during the “overture phase” (the phase preluding an imminent Soviet attack on America) in his book “Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS” in chapter 15, Spetsnaz’s First World War.

Here is an excerpt:

The overture is carried by agents of the secret services of the Soviet satellite countries and by mercenaries recruited by intermediaries. The principal method employed at this stage is ‘grey terror’, that is, a kind of terror which is not conducted in the name of the Soviet Union. The Soviet secret services do not at this stage leave their visiting cards, or leave other people’s cards. The terror is carried out in the name of already existing extremist groups not connected in any way with the Soviet Union, or in the name of fictitious organisations.

The GRU reckons that in this period its operations should be regarded as natural disasters, actions by forces beyond human control, mistakes committed by people, or as terrorist acts by organisations not connected with the Soviet Union.

The terrorist acts carried out in the course of the ‘overture’ require very few people, very few weapons and little equipment. In some cases all that may be needed is one man who has as a weapon nothing more than a screwdriver, a box of matches or a glass ampoule. Some of the operations can have catastrophic consequences. For example, an epidemic of an infectious disease at seven of the most important naval bases in the West could have the effect of halving the combined naval might of the Soviet Union’s enemies.

Call it what you want or even laugh all you want, nuclear terrorism in America is a real threat. Smuggling radioactive material is not an accident and as the article says, has been done quite often.

Even JFK was concerned about smuggled Soviet nuclear weapons and believed they had one blocks away from the White House.

And today, the threat remains.

When 541,000 illegal aliens from wherever are given SSNs between 2012 and 2014 alone, it’s of grave concern. Professional military trainers fluent in Russian are crossing the border, IRGC terrorist cells are already in Mexico and ISIS is now thought to be camped out right on the border. This is not opinion, this is fact.

For more on this, please see the Mexico category.

 

This photo was handed out by Mexico’s Interior Ministry showing a box for carrying radioactive material. (via Getty Images)

 

MEXICO CITY — It’s like a glitch in the Internet, a skipping needle on the vinyl of world news.

The same strange and very specific crime story keeps repeating itself in Mexico: Car thieves steal a load of dangerous radioactive material without knowing what they’ve taken, setting off a brief public health scare and a scramble to find the goods. For at least the third time in the past year and a half, Mexican authorities late Wednesday were warning that pilfered hazmats were on the loose. Continue reading

Hackers have ‘begun targeting nuclear power plants,’ cyber warfare expert warns

Computer hackers have begun targeting electric and nuclear power plants around the world, as well as other critical infrastructure sites in increasingly audacious attacks, a senior Israeli cyber security expert warned on Thursday. Continue reading

Next 9/11 will be caused by hackers, not suicide bombers, cyber expert warns

Greater US-Israel cooperation urgently needed to counter threat of cyberterrorism infiltrating air traffic controls, says Dr. Gabi Siboni

An Israeli cyber expert warned Wednesday that “the next 9/11″ will be carried out by computer hackers infiltrating air traffic controls, rather than suicide bombers.

Col. (res.) Dr. Gabi Siboni said the US and Israel must increase cyber-defense cooperation in preparation of future terror attacks, and said distrust is preventing greater collaboration between the two allies. Continue reading

Feds Have Issued 541,000 SSNs to Illegal Aliens

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued 541,000 Social Security numbers (SSNs) to illegal aliens as a result of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration in 2012.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—which the president created in the summer of 2012 and which instructs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to give work permits to so-called “DREAMers”—has enabled more than half a million illegal immigrants to work legally in the United States, according to a letter from the SSA to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.). Continue reading

U.S. military ‘hostile’ to Christians under Obama; morale, retention devastated

Michael Berry, senior counsel at the Liberty Institute, a Texas-based legal organization dedicated to defending religious liberty in America, said recent high-profile cases of military chaplains facing punishment for private counseling sessions that reflected the teachings of their religion could cause devout Americans who are qualified for military service to think twice about joining the military.

In December, a chaplain for a Ranger training battalion received an administrative letter of concern after a soldier complained that he advocated Christianity and used the Bible during a mandatory unit suicide-prevention training session. The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers said the chaplain “used his official position to force his personal religious beliefs on a captive military audience” in an article the group posted on its website. Continue reading

Air Force Confirms Shuttering of Vital Airlift Wing

Before your very own eyes, you’re looking at the tearing down and absolute decimation of the United States military. Key and critical military personnel are being purged on a weekly basis while the nuclear deterrent is faulty and being reduced. The country is suicidally letting down its homeland defenses and leaving itself open for attack.

Sen. Tillis: ‘It essentially takes the ‘air’ out of ‘airborne’’

The Air Force confirmed this week that it is shuttering a vital airlift wing at Fort Bragg, N.C., that trains the Army’s airborne and special operations forces, prompting outrage from the state’s lawmakers.

The Air Force finally submitted on Tuesday its “Report on C-130 Force Structure” to Congress after its release had been delayed since January. Units such as the 440th Airlift Wing at Fort Bragg’s Pope Army Airfield fly the C-130s to prepare airborne forces for emergency operations overseas. Continue reading

Exclusive: Wary of natural disaster, NY Fed bulks up in Chicago

Perhaps the Fed is preparing for a crisis of its own doing and a ‘natural disaster’ is a scapegoat.

Although, and admittedly to their credit, a natural disaster is looming as Mt. Saint Hellens is ready to blow at any moment and a mega earthquake is poised to sink half of California into the Pacific. The New Madrid Fault line is also a great concern at the moment. However, normally in the real world, it’s rather difficult and borderline asinine to try and make a connection between Fed rate hikes and natural disasters.

As the article notes, cyber attacks likely will also play a role in a new crisis.

 

(Reuters) – The New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wary that a natural disaster or other eventuality could shut down its market operations as it approaches an interest rate hike, has added staff and bulked up its satellite office in Chicago.

Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan. Continue reading

US Navy Officer Reveals Classified Information for Cash, Prostitute

US Department of Justice announced that US Navy officer Todd Malaki pleaded guilty before a Magistrate Judge on Wednesday to trading classified military information for cash.

“A lieutenant commander in the US Navy pleaded guilty to bribery charges in federal court today, admitting that he accepted cash, hotel expenses and the services of a prostitute in return for providing classified US Navy ship schedules and other internal Navy information to an executive of a defense contracting firm,” the statement said. Continue reading

Greece Might Allow Russia to Use its Military Bases –Greek Defense Analyst

You heard it on this site and from this post, first.

Situations like this, where Greece has turned full Communist, presents a major security risk for all of Europe. Instead of risking a third world war, the German-dominated EU and Russia will likely find compromise. This compromise would entail Europe kicking America out and joining forces with Russia, who will have successfully driven a wedge between the two — which is now underway. Or perhaps a war which NATO cannot defend Europe from could be the final straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Only time will tell. Either way, the German-led EU will split from America.

 

In an interview for Russia’s RIA Novosti, Greek defense analyst Ilias Iliopoulos noted that in the interests of closer military-technical cooperation with Russia, Greece could allow the country to use of its military bases, and that this possibility may well be discussed during the Greek Defense Minister’s visit to Moscow later this week.

The analyst recalls that the event, which “has great political and symbolic significance,” comes on the heels of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ “historic” visit to Moscow last week.

“The Tsipras visit held a great political importance. As for defense matters and Kammenos’s visit, I believe that Greece must do everything it can to move closer to Russia on issues of defense, defense policy, technology, cooperation and defense diplomacy. Greece, as you know, is the only NATO country to which several advanced Russian defense systems were exported several years ago. The country’s air defense is very largely based on Russian systems.Continue reading

ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

This shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone who’s been following Global Geopolitics.

Iran also has its IRGC units present in Mexico on its east coast, forming entire villages. Hezbollah is also present and ISIS is also a factor. There’s already been concern that Iranian drones could be flying over Mexican skies.

In hindsight, Mexico is a silent player in a war against America by allowing itself to become a staging ground for attacks on American soil.

As the United States abandons critical air defense systems in Texas, for example, it’s good reason for concern. It’s also said Texas is the most wide open border area.

It’s not possible to make a ‘mistake’ on this scale and in so many instances. The walls are being brought down by design and national security is compromised.

 

ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources confirm. Continue reading

Russian Arms Sales to Iran Degrade U.S. Ability to Strike Nuke Sites

…which is precisely why it’s said the window of opportunity to stop Iran from going nuclear is closing fast, be it for Israel or America leading the charge.

Although it’s not 100% certain, don’t be surprised if war breaks out soon as Israel is forced to fight for its very existence. This is also what the anti-Israel Obama administration would want from a propaganda perspective, as to place all the blame on Israel and present it as the warmonger. Israel is fell for a well-designed trap and is now in a catch-22.

 

Lawmakers say sale of S-300 is move to stop U.S. strike on Iran

A bipartisan team of lawmakers is warning that Russia’s decision to arm Iran with advanced missile systems will erode America’s ability to launch a military strike against the Islamic Republic’s contested nuclear sites, according to a letter sent Monday to the Obama administration.

Russia announced Monday that it will reverse a years-long ban on arming Iran with the advanced S-300 air defense missile system. The move was condemned by the Obama administration, which had viewed the ban as a sign of its successful attempts to rein in Russian proliferation. Continue reading

NSA Wants ‘Front Door’ Access to Encrypted Data

The head of the National Security Agency, Admiral Michael S. Rogers, said the intelligence group no longer is interested in backdoor solutions to digital surveillance.

Instead, the NSA wants a “front-door” solution – which some privacy experts think could be even worse.

Rogers suggested a solution in which at least two parties – one of which is the NSA – retain parts of a data encryption key. The solution would require all of the parties to provide their key in order for the NSA to access encrypted communications, as well as prevent the agency from acting unilaterally. Continue reading

Edward Snowden Is Acting Very Strange Inside Russia

Russian spy-watcher Andrei Soldatov on Snowden’s strange behavior in Russia, the Nemtsov assassination, and signs of a power struggle in Putin’s inner circle.

Andrei Soldatov’s beat is Russian spies, which is a hot topic for a new cold war. As editor of agentura.ru, an online “watchdog” of Putin’s clandestine intelligence agencies, he has spent the last decade reporting on and anatomizing the resurrection of the Russian security state, from KGB-style crackdowns on dissent at home to adroit or haphazard assassinations abroad.

Most recently, Soldatov and his coauthor and collaborator Irina Borogan broke serious news about the extent to which the Federal Security Service (FSB) was surveilling and eavesdropping on everyone within slaloming distance of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Soldatov has just emerged from a writerly purdah, which has seen him complete his latest and forthcoming title with Borogan, Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries. He spoke to me via Skype from Moscow recently about the latest Russian hack of the White House, the Boris Nemtsov assassination, the Boston Marathon bombings, reshuffles in Putinist spyland, and why neither Edward Snowden nor Glenn Greenwald will agree to be interviewed by him.

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Russia says it uncovered spy satellites disguised as space debris

The station hosted Major General Oleg Maidanovich, of the country’s Aerospace Defense Forces (ADF), in a program entitled “Special Operations in Space”. Maidanovich told the program that specialists in the ADF’s Intelligence Center uncovered “a newly deployed group of space satellites” that were designed to collect signals intelligence (SIGINT) from Russian telecommunications and other electronic systems. However, the satellites had been disguised to appear and behave like “space junk”, he said. By “space junk”, Maidanovich was referring to rocket stages, old and defunct communications satellites, and various other fragments of manmade devices that have ended up in outer space since the 1950s and are endlessly orbiting the Earth. Continue reading

One Port, Two Worlds: China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor

Russia and China are both successfully putting a wedge between America and Europe. With their tightening grip on Athens, Europe is threatened in its own homeland and will eventually decide to turn their backs on America. The alternative is to risk potential military conflict with Russia. In the future you will likely see a third marriage between Russia and Europe — and Russian military bases in Greece.

 

A Chinese executive with shipping company Cosco has helped transform part of Athen’s Port of Piraeus into a success story. The multinational firm now has a controversial plan to acquire the whole facility and put it on track to join the ranks of Hamburg and Rotterdam.

One could argue that China’s long path to Piraeus, Greece, began on April 27, 1961. It’s the day Mao Zedong founded the communist state’s first freight company, the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO). The Great Leap Forward, Mao’s plan for industrialization, had proven to be a disaster at the time, leaving millions dead or starving. With Cosco, China had its eyes on overseas markets.

Almost 54 years later, the company is steering toward a major prize in Greece. After lengthy wavering, the Greek government– comprised of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, his far-left Syriza party and the right-wing populist Independent Greeks — has announced it will be selling the majority of its share in Athens’ Piraeus Port Authority. So far, Cosco is the most promising bidder. Continue reading