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  • What a North Korea hydrogen bomb would do to the Pacific Ocean and space stations

    09/30/2017 8:34:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 39 replies
    PBS ^ | NSIKAN AKPAN | NSIKAN AKPAN
    What a North Korea hydrogen bomb would do to the Pacific Ocean and space stations BY NSIKAN AKPAN September 30, 2017 at 9:38 AM EDT "Nutmeg" nuclear test at Bikini Atoll on May 22, 1958. This surface blast was 25.1 kilotons, so 1.5 times stronger than the Hiroshima atomic bomb. North Korea's alleged hydrogen bomb test in early September was 11 times stronger than Nutmeg. Image by NewsHour/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory “Nutmeg” nuclear test at Bikini Atoll on May 22, 1958. This surface blast was 25.1 kilotons, so 1.5 times stronger than the Hiroshima atomic bomb. North Korea’s alleged hydrogen...
  • If North Korea gets ready to test a nuclear missile in the Pacific Ocean destroy it first

    09/24/2017 5:39:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/09/23
    If North Korea gets ready to test a nuclear missile in the Pacific Ocean destroy it first By Harry J. Kazianis, Fox News If U.S. intelligence discovers that North Korea has a nuclear tipped, long-range missile getting ready to fire into the South Pacific with the goal of detonating it—to prove to the world it is a nuclear power—there is only one thing President Trump should do: destroy it before it ever goes into the air. And that could mean war with North Korea—a war that I have waged many times in computer simulations and in tabletop exercises and it...
  • A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacific? Logical, terrifying

    09/22/2017 7:23:39 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 22 Sep 2017 | Hyonhee Shin, Linda Sieg
    SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - Detonating a nuclear-tipped missile over the Pacific Ocean would be a logical final step by North Korea to prove the success of its weapons program but would be extremely provocative and carry huge risks, arms control experts said on Friday. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho suggested leader Kim Jong Un was considering testing “an unprecedented scale hydrogen bomb” over the Pacific in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat at the United Nations to “totally destroy” the country. “It may mean North Korea will fire a warhead-tipped (intermediate range) Hwasong-12 or Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile...
  • (URGENT) N.K. FM says 'highest-level' actions in Kim's remarks may be H-bomb detonation in Pacific

    09/21/2017 6:03:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 157 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2017/09/22
    (URGENT) N.K. FM says 'highest-level' actions in Kim's remarks may be H-bomb detonation in Pacific Headline only for now
  • America Out of Asia-Pacific? Think Again

    09/14/2017 8:14:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2017 | By Erik Khzmalyan
    It has become conventional wisdom to prematurely claim that the days of American presence in Asia Pacific are numbered, and that the region will eventually be incorporated into Sino-centric system where, of course, Beijing will be ascendant. Proponents of this argument are quick to point out the halting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Obama’s Pivot to Asia, which failed to come to fruition. It is true that America’s relative influence is declining and its ability to have an impact on internal developments among the region’s actors will be limited. But is America ready to exit the region, and are...
  • Mexico earthquake: Tsunami alert as magnitude 8 tremor rattles buildings in the capital

    09/07/2017 10:23:16 PM PDT · by Drago · 32 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | 09/07/2017 | Chris Graham
    A very powerful earthquake has struck south Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital. The USGS said a magnitude 8 quake struck 123 km (76 miles) southwest of the town of Pijijiapan, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Widespread, hazardous tsunami waves were possible, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said...
  • Myths of dominance - China did not ever enjoy military or cultural supremacy in Asia

    09/03/2017 2:01:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    The Telegraph, India ^ | August 30, 2017 | Kanwal Sibal
    Caption -- Borobudur: hardly Chinese The author is former foreign secretary of India sibalkanwal@gmail.com The West has built a lot of myths about China which others, including in India, have accepted without challenge. That China was for centuries the dominant power in Asia and is now on the way to recovering that lost status is one such myth. This historical distortion is serving to legitimize China's hegemonic ambitions, as if China has the right to recover its natural position in Asia and any resistance amounts to denying the Chinese their due. This explains why even when China is aggressive...
  • US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

    07/27/2017 4:36:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | AP
    <p>Canberra, Australia -- The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Thursday he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Donald Trump ordered it, and warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from its commander in chief.</p>
  • Navy Destroyer Sails Near Disputed Island Claimed by China

    07/02/2017 10:17:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | July 2, 2017 | Allen Cone
    The USS Stethem, a U.S. Navy destroyer, sailed Sunday within 12 miles of a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, a U.S. official said. The Sethem approached the Triton Island in the 30-island Paracel archipelago, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. The Paracel Islands are known as the Xisha Islands in China and the Hoang Sa Archipelago in Vietnam. The standard international boundary extending offshore from all nations is 12 nautical miles. The United States does not recognize Beijing's claim of sovereignty over the islands. Lt. Cmdr. Matt Knight, a spokesman for the U.S....
  • Trump's dinner for Modi, a first for a visiting leader

    06/23/2017 10:44:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha
    Seeking to "roll out a red-carpet welcome" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump would host him for a working dinner at the White House on Monday, the first of its kind under this administration. "The White House is very interested in making this a special visit. We're really seeking to roll out the red carpet. In fact, the two (leaders) will have dinner, a working dinner at the White House. “This will be the first dinner for a foreign dignitary at the White House under this administration. So, we think that's very significant," a senior administration official...
  • Lawyer: Accused Man Knew of Attacks

    05/24/2002 1:03:26 PM PDT · by Dallas · 26 replies · 358+ views
    (AP) ^ | SETH HETTENA
    SAN DIEGO -- An Egyptian-born financial analyst charged in a nationwide stock swindle may have known about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and tried to profit from them, a federal prosecutor said Friday. Amr I. "Tony" Elgindy telephoned his broker on Sept. 10 and asked him to liquidate his children's $300,000 trust account, Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Breen told a federal judge at Elgindy's detention hearing. "He made a comment predicting the market would drop to 3,000" at a time when the Dow Jones stock index was at 9,600, Breen said. "Perhaps Mr. Elgindy had pre-knowledge of the Sept....
  • US soldiers train for jungle warfare in Hawaii rainforest

    03/16/2017 8:23:46 PM PDT · by fidelis · 57 replies
    WTOP ^ | March 16, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Army soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were water-logged and their clothes, hair and ears were caked with mud. The soldiers were going through training at the first jungle school the Army has established in decades. The course is part of a program to train soldiers for exercises and potential combat on terrain that looks more like islands and nations in the Pacific than arid Afghanistan and the deserts of the Middle East. Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commander of the 25th...
  • GOP Kicks Off Effort To Roll Back Obama’s Monument Designations

    03/15/2017 10:52:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/15/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    House lawmakers kicked off their effort to push back against national monuments designations, targeting the large swaths of ocean the Obama administration made off limits to fishing. “I don’t believe the Antiquities Act should have ever been applied to oceans,” Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young said during a Wednesday hearing on marine monument designations. “There was never intent of that.” Republicans on the House Committee on Natural Resources have long criticized former President Barack Obama’s use of the Antiquities Act to put millions of square miles off limits to commercial fishing with little to no input from locals. With President...
  • Zealandia – pieces finally falling together for long-overlooked continent

    02/17/2017 6:13:02 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    msn ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Elle Hunt
    Zealandia – a new continent submerged in the southwest Pacific – is a step closer to being recognised, the authors of a new scientific paper claim. A paper published in GSA Today, the journal of the Geological Society of America, contends that the vast, continuous expanse of continental crust, which centres on New Zealand, is distinct enough to constitute a separate continent. Despite the obvious question of how something so large could be previously undiscovered, the paper’s authors argue that even “the large and the obvious in natural science can be overlooked”. Zealandia covers nearly 5m square km (1.9m sq...
  • Heads-up on Covered-up Pacific Ocean problems

    12/20/2016 7:59:28 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 46 replies
    The last 5 1/2 years massive amounts of fukushima radiation has been pouring into the Pacific. Because Obama was president this was an ignored and deliberately covered-up disaster. The evidence of hardly any life left by fisherman and boat personnel who have years of travel across the ocean, and seeing all kinds of fishes and sharks with internal and external tumors, commonplace, is so huge media cant cover it up anymore. This is a heads up as it will now all be blamed on Donald Trump. We know the template uniparty media is using and just do not be surprised...
  • Tsunami Watch issued for all [Hawaii] islands after 8.0 magnitude quake near Solomon Islands

    12/08/2016 10:17:08 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | Thursday, December 8th 2016, 8:03 am HST | KGMB and KHNL
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Tsunami Watch has been issued for all Hawaiian islands after a large earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The quake, which struck around 7:38 a.m. HST, measured at a preliminary magnitude of 8.0, the U.S. Geological Survey said. If tsunami waves impact Hawaii, the estimated earliest arrival of the first tsunami wave would be 2:56 p.m. HST. Details are limited at this time, but the PTWC is investigating the threat to Hawaii.  This story will be updated.
  • Couple rescued from remote tropical island after writing 'S.O.S.' in the sand

    08/28/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 28, 2016 | Ariel Bogle
    In case you ever need to be rescued from a tropical island, just remember, a well-placed S.O.S. is not only a Hollywood cliche. A couple doing their best Blue Lagoon impression was rescued Friday from a remote island in Micronesia after writing the rescue message on the beach, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A U.S. Navy aircraft took a look after lights were spotted on the uninhabited East Fayu Island during a search for two missing people. The pair, a boat and their S.O.S. attempt were quickly spotted, and a patrol boat send to pick them up....
  • HOW THE WORLD'S RICHEST MAN TRIED TO SAVE THE PHILIPPINES

    08/15/2016 7:31:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 25 replies
    filipiknow.net ^ | August 15, 2016 | Lui B.
    Carnegie was against the annexation of the Philippines. But he didn’t just put his opinion on paper. In 1898, while the Treaty of Paris was underway, he went to see U.S. President William McKinley to talk him out of that agreement.
  • The US Brings Out The Big Guns In The Pacific Amid High Tensions With China

    08/10/2016 8:54:05 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    BI ^ | 8-10-2016 | Alex Lockie
    Alex LockieAugust 10, 2016 As part of the Continuous Bomber Presence mission in the Pacific, the US has regularly kept bombers stationed at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, but in the last few days the fleet of aging B-52 bombers has been replaced with newer B-1 and B-2 bombers. The bombers were positioned in the Pacific by US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), which commands fleets of bombers, many of which are nuclear-capable, to maintain stability and deter potential threats. Though these deployments are routine, they are likely to raise eyebrows in Beijing, where China has defiantly ignored a ruling from...
  • Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes in Pacific, no tsunami: USGS (Pagan Island, N. Marianas archipelago)

    07/30/2016 10:04:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/16 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.7. struck in the eastern Pacific Ocean on Friday, close to the Northern Mariana Islands, but was not expected to trigger a tsunami, .. The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.6, was located 31 miles north of the island of Pagan, part of the sparsely populated Northern Mariana Islands volcanic archipelago. The quake was fairly deep at 132 miles (212 km) below the seabed, dampening its effect.