July 22nd, 2014
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JAPAN WANTS INTERNATIONAL MISSION TO MARS

Prior to the Secret Space Program conference, Mr. Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Creations radio interviewed me about the conference and other space matters, and one of the things we both talked about during that interview, was the prediction of an increase in indicators of international efforts in space. No sooner said than done, as at the end of May, the Austrian Times announced that an unusual player, one that does not normally talk in the same breath about manned missions to Mars and international efforts, has announced that it would like to be a participant in precisely such an effort:

Japan Eyeing Manned Mission to Mars, Seeking International Participation

I’ll go way out on a limb here, because I suspect there’s a deeply hidden agenda here on the part of Tokyo, which has seen its standing as the world’s third largest economy recently been overtaken by India. The nation has also, as most are aware, been decimated by the Fukushima tragedy, and some in Japan suspect there is something very abnormal about that disaster, and they’re casting their suspicions in Washington’s direction. Prior to that disaster, you’ll recall, there were some truly seismic political events in Japan, which brought in a new government, which appeared to be ready to try to reach out to Beijing and attempt to mend fences and ill-will between the two Asian powerhouses left over from World War Two. The new Japanese government was also strongly but politely asking Washington to close down the base on Okinawa. You’ll recall that in response to this request(and probably in response to the wider context of looming rapprochement with Beijing) then US Defense Secretary Robert Gates issued to Japan a statement that amounted to little more than a direct threat that if Tokyo pressed the issue, it would regret it. Washington was not about to allow its Japanese satrapy to start thinking for itself. Who do they think they are? DeGaulle?

Then Fukushima happened.

Now, Shinzo Abe has happened, and his noises about Japanese re-militarization are understandably not too popular in Taipei, Beijing, Manilla, or New Delhi.

I suspect, however, there’s a segment of interests in Japan that still maintains some hope for a saner course, which appeared to be underway prior to Mr. Gates’ threats and Fukushima.

Enter space once again. Japan has sent out the smoke signals about an international mission to Mars. Normally, this would be a way to get the Europeans and NASA on the bandwagon. But so far, there are no big puffs of smoke from London or Paris or Berlin. Certainly not from Washington, which is showing all the signs of not being able to read any smoke signals any more, even if its own geopolitical house appears to be on fire. But what if the real target of the signals were New Delhi? Beijing? Moscow? A nice way to bury that World War Two hatchet: to have a Russian, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese crew as the first humans on Mars?

In other words, I suspect this is a feeler, folks, a tentative exploratory balloon. If any of those BRICSA nations answers the smoke signal, then we might be watching the beginning of yet another bizarre space chapter, with, of course, some geopolitical nations, for if Washington protests such a cooperation, or insists on running it, it will be obvious to all, especially the Japanese electorate, that American unipolarism is not serving their country very well.

See you on the flip side.

 

 

THE COMING THIRD COUNCIL OF NICEA IN 2025

Pope Francis I and Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartheolomeos are planning to hold an ecumenical love-in at Nicea, site of the first ecumenical council in 325, for the year 2025, on the 1700th anniversary of that council which gave, in one form or another, the creed used by most liturgical Christian churches to this day:[More...]

PUTIN, THE UKRAINE, AND A $20,000,000,000 FAST ONE… SOME SPECULATION

In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis and the Russian “annexation” of the Crimea, there has been a certain school of thought out there that says Mr. Obama played Vladimir Putin for the fool, as Russian rhetoric about invasions of the Eastern Ukraine only served to pull Western capital out of Russia. This school of[More...]

TIDBIT: AN EU “THINK TANK” ANALYSIS

Here’s an interesting analysis for EU watchers that comes from Europe itself. You’ll note if you read the whole lengthy article, that there was a European swing to the BRICSA bloc, which has been abruptly forestalled: Excerpt GEAB (April 2014) – Crisis Alert for European governance – Risk of a Very Large Separation between EU[More...]

THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: GMOs NEITHER SAFE NOR NECESSARY? THE EMERGENCE OF ANTI-GMO GEOPOLITICS

Yesterday I blogged about the recent decision in an Australian court against a farmer raising GMO crops on his fields, by a non-GMO farmer whose fields had been contaminated by the GMO crops brought to his field by processes of nature, causing him to lose his organic farming certification. The lesson of the suit is[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM JUNE 12 2014

Pope Francis hosts Jewish and Muslim prayers at the heart of Catholicism: Pope Francis Hosts Jewish and Muslim Prayers at Vatican Israeli and Palestinian presidents pray for peace with Pope Francis at Vatican    

NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE: PART TWO: LAVIOLETTE’S “BLACK HOLE AT NASA”

Yesterday I began a little serialized blog about the conflict of visions between those who maintain there is no secret space program, nor any pool of hidden and viable alternative technologies to the chemical rocket, and those who maintain the contrary. We left off with the mention of Dr. Paul LaViolette’s book Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla,[More...]

THE REMOTE CONTROL-OF-AIRCRAFT-WITHOUT-PILOT-CONSENT CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG…

Amid all of the obfuscation and epistemological warfare going on surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Air flight 370, one version of the hijack scenario that is not being discussed by the lamestream media presstitutes is that of a capture of the aircraft by remote control, and its subsequent piloting by remote control to whatever destination[More...]

U.S. SPACE CHIEF ADM. HANLEY: U.S FACES SPACE THREAT FROM RIVALS

Over the course of the last few weeks I have, like many of you, been following the spate of sad banker “suicides,” and like many of you, I suspect that the grief that their families have been subjected to is not accidental, that their “suicides” may have been impelled or “helped along” by external factors.[More...]

NOW THEY WANT TO GET RID OF THE VAN ALLEN BELTS…

Yea… you read that correctly, but I rather suspect your reaction was the same as mine: shocked incredulity. Nonetheless, that’s what some scientismists are proposing, according to the following article sent to me by Ms. M.W.(and big thanks for finding this one!): Physicists plan to wipe out Earth’s Van Allen belts with radio waves Now,[More...]