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WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON WITH THOSE EXPENSIVE AEGIS CLASS MISSILE ...

The last two days I've been offering my usual high octane speculation about the various incidents that have plagued the Arliegh Burke class of US navy missile frigates, the Donald Cook incident, the Fitzgerald incident, and the most recent, the John McCain incident. Thus far, I've advanced three basic hypotheses:

1) Crew and officer incompetence, which appears to be the favored "implied meme or hypothesis" of the US Navy, particularly in the wake of the McCain incident;

2) A form of targetable remote jamming or electronic systems interference or electromagnetic pulse, "selective jamming," as I dubbed it yesterday. This appears to be the implication of all three incidents, when considered whole, as the ships affected were apparently able to do certain things (such as continue under their own power) while during a certain period of time, they apparently were not able to take evasive action (and this applies both to the warships and to the ramming commercial ships in the Fitzgerald and McCain incidents). This appears to be a hypothesis suggested by careful parsing of statements by Russians themselves, assuming such statements to be true for the sake of argument (we'll get back to that possibility in a moment);

3) A form of remote electronic interference with the crews of those ships, in a form of "selective jamming" that amounts to mind manipulation.

Of course, one may advance a fourth hypothesis here:

4) Some form or combination of all the above.

But there is a fifth possibility, namely, that the incidents were not the result of "remote selective jamming" at all, but rather, a cyber-attack, as the following articles indicate:

Were they hacked? US Navy to investigate whether BOTH warships that crashed into much larger merchant vessels with deadly results were the victims of a cyber attack

(See also: https://newspunch.com/report-navy-ships-colliding/ )

It's the last article I want to concentrate on, and in particular, these statements:

The commander of the US navy has ordered an unprecedented worldwide “operational pause” as analysts warn Chinese hackers have breached US military security, causing two recent US naval collisions. 

A report prepared for the Pentagon and officials from government and the defense industry in 2013 warned that the nation’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems had been compromised by Chinese hackers, and four years later the Pentagon’s worst fears are being realized.
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More than two dozen major weapons systems whose designs were breached in 2013 were programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and navy ships, according to a Washington Post report that detailed previously undisclosed sections of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board.
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This electronic intrusions were a huge issue a few years ago, with military experts warning that the practice of having all of our computer chips built in China was a disaster waiting to happen. Because we are too cheap to pay Americans to do the work, we have allowed China access to the backbone of our systems. (Emphasis added)
"Gee... you mean all the globaloney spewed by Mr. Globaloney that if we scatter industry all over the world we'll have an era of galloping and somersaulting peace, love, and brotherhood isn't true?"
Yes, Mr. Rottenchild, Mr. Rockefailure, it's not true. Shipping your critical defense industries overseas is probably not a good idea. In fact, it's pretty darned stupid. One need only imagine Kaiser Wilhelm contracting with the French firm of Schneider-Creusot to build the barrels and munitions for the German army's "Big Berthas" before World War One: soon you'll have exploding barrels, wounded or killed gun crews, and projectiles that are duds. It's the same reason the Royal Navy didn't buy its battleships from Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, or the Red Army didn't buy its T-34 tanks from Krupp in Essen.
But humor aside, there's another aspect to this cyber-attack hypothesis, for if it is the explanation behind all these incidents, including the Donald Cook incident, then one might be looking at something else than my "selective targetable jamming" idea or its corollary "mind control" hypothesis, but a simple matter of the old PROMIS software-NSA "clipper chip" scandal of the 1980s: with the export of chips to China, the entire military might be compromised by chips that are, in effect, Chinese versions of the NSA's clipper chip, and they might be reading the same mail, so to speak, that the NSA is reading. This would mean that Russian indications of a "selective jamming technology" which would include a "human interference" component are a kind of Potemkin village, a claim that might be true, or might be false, one simply does not know.
Might this fifth hypothesis be combined with the other four? Certainly. For example, imagine activating a "clipper chip" or a certain segment of a software code remotely, by a specific radio signal: "if receiving frequency "x" then execute lines of code "w,y,z..." and so on. Imagine being particularly fiendish and Byzantine, and coding software, or building a chip, to activate certain instructions when it receives a signal in a frequency frequently used by a potential enemy, or even activated on certain well-used terms in a foreign military, and you get the idea.
Of course, your guess with this story is as good as mine, but I cannot help but see why, faced with these glaring security nightmares, the US Navy is opting for the "implied incompetence hypothesis," because the alternatives are nothing less than a nightmare.
All of this leaves us with the question of who might be doing this. But for a full consideration of that question, we'll have to wait until tomorrow (yes, I know, it's a four part blog).
See you on the flip side...

20 thoughts on “ WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON WITH THOSE EXPENSIVE AEGIS CLASS MISSILE ...”

  1. Michael the Unborn

    Part of me feels that the higher seniority people being ousted & replaced due to their public scapegoating as ‘les incompetentes’, were probably invited into an office & had the following question stated in full understanding of what IT implied:

    “So, are you a patriot?”

    They were advised that there was a compromise in security at the terrifying level indicated by these incidents, and were asked to take a bullet in service to the higher strategic needs of the nation, and those of the military entrusted with its protection.

    “We know that it was the Chinese/Russians with these damnable frequency weapons, but we sure as hell can’t acknowledge this in any way, shape or form without severely compromising our counter-intelligence/ SIGINT command, and scaring America half to death. Therefore, we’re going with the ‘implied incompetence’ defence, and your the incompetent who will take the fall. Here is a luxurious severence ppackage which you can claim as the results of a private business endeavour two years hence, We thank you for your continued service in the defence of this nation. Shut the door on your way out, there’s a good chap.”

    And so it will go – wash, rinse, repeat, with more high profile sackings to follow each time it happens – until the technology is countered & neutralised.

  2. I just had the thought that this could be part of a “Make America Great Again” scheme. Have enough ‘mysterious’ happenings that foreign-sourced electronics become suspect. The panic begins, and laws are passed to bring electronics manufacturing back within the USofA. Not an indefensible trade war or tariff wall, but understandable self-protection; trust us. Poof, “America is Great Again!”

  3. Robert Barricklow

    Divide and Conquer.
    Thus, the transnational corporations split the nation states by casting their various industries into the winds of global markets controlled by a monopolized integrated currency globalized system.
    But, the jig is up.
    The residue of cheap chips are reflecting the true price of cheap.
    “Cheap” is the signature reason d’etre of R & R[rocketfailures & rottenchilds].
    They own it on the cheap[lead or silver];
    you pay for it:
    in blood, sweat and tears.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Or, the put it Chinese simple:
      A cheap price is a short cut to being cheated.
      [ANCIENT CHINESE PROVERB]
      Indeed, interesting times…

  4. What’s the saying the last capitalist will sell the rope the rope they hang them with. These idiots dream life is a game unfortunately this game involves real living beings and real death, crippling and destruction. They consider the members of society whether civilian or military game pieces in their super sick games.

  5. I still believe this whole mish-mash may be a rouse. Banged up and damaged ships, missing and dead sailors, stories of being rammed. Unless everyone from the bridge down to engineering is simultaneously shooting some really good china white….. You can not run into a Naval Vessel. How about emergency steering where steering is taken offline, and done “the old fashioned way”… or? Some engine maneuvering? One in full reverse, one in full ahead.. Unlike most folks writing here, I was a Capt. (Not a Naval Capt) But a USCG Master of Vessels w/ a 1000 Tonnage Ticket.
    Get some torches and sledge hammers, gimme ten hours and 10 young men and I’ll make damage that looks bad all day long without hurting a single wire.
    Why do this? So we can get the NK’s to think these Aegis are “off the table” and back somewhere being fixed. Meanwhile, were ghosting the ships with the new dampening system, and laying in wait for short, fat maniac to make his move. Then he will learn what it means to get sucker punched. :–)

  6. Chinese sneaky terrorism. They are very good at it. My Chinese colleagues do it to me at work. They set up the whole situation so that somebody can do something horrible to you and then they innocently greet you with a big vapid smile because ‘somebody else did it”.

  7. As I have mentioned before, outsourcing your IC’s and processors to foreign manufacturing is a very bad idea. It would be easy to hard wire back doors into the design of the processors, much the same way the NSA does with operating systems/hardware. Does anyone truly believe that the dies are checked that closely?
    Given the USSA’s love of the use of the H1-B visa over hiring from within the nation, it would be easy for foreign agents to enter the country for nefarious purposes. Lest we forget, we imported thousands of Fascists and placed them in our space/defense industries; another “brilliant idea” gone totally wrong. We are seeing the fruits of the “common core” agenda ripening at an appropriately bad time.
    I would not rule out the use of a combination of the aforementioned technologies in order to accomplish these objectives. The use of cell towers/HARRP type facilities for entrainment purposes shows up in numerous patents; and these can be used to focus this type of technology world wide.
    The Anglo/Z10nist faction is seeing its dreams of empire crumbling and their desperation is beginning to show. Desperate people often do stupid things. Their desire for another world war has become obvious and will be used to accomplish a number of objectives.

    1. “Given the USSA’s love of the use of the H1-B visa…” Brilliant! Talk about a 0-day exploit: Be a technician at a chip-design facility WITHIN THE US who is a foreign national. A little tweak here, a little tuck there…

  8. Hey Doc – you said 3 part .. 🙂
    I’ve been a-looking into the net for info.. about possible weapon systems.. The EM weapon system from Hades itself does seem to have some meat behind it.. (Look at Australia’s recent spending on EM counter measures.. and its either for China.. or Antarctica.. (:D) Check out what Raytheon are doing.. (hint – its called upgrading the Low Observable (so.. stealth tech..) Nuclear payload Cruise missiles.. So.. maybe this time they will hit their targets?? (Im sick of linking.. plz believe me.. its true. or.. actually no dont believe me, go google it.:))
    Doc F keeps on blogging about the Cold War 2.0 (EM warfare and non stop hacking.. DDoS attacks?? come on….)
    Which may indeed show China’s capacities.. (taking into account their ‘declared’ Quantum computing capabilites, so if they tell us they can do this.. imagine what they can really do…) Or they may indeed be piggybacking in on Made in China computer chips..

    There appears to be a lot of detox info going on about Donald Cook incident.. as in.. there was no EM attack.. But nowadays.. I dont trust anything.. It could indeed have been an EM attack.. and there are videos showing a plane flying around a ship.. Its stated.. that its the Donald Cook and that the planes are SU-24’s…. the videos are up on Youtube…
    So maybe the Cook incident didnt really take place as we thought.. these 2 ssites make a good case against it ever having happened..
    https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/05/12/fakeew.aspx

    This site claims that the Russians are lying and that the EM attack on the Donald Cook
    didnt take place. They use the text sent on social medias by one of the
    survivors as proof that it couldnt have been a naturally speaking english man who wrote it
    and I agree.. it does look like google translate… which in itself is stupid..
    They’re not that stupid to get caught out on a spelling mistake..
    Which means it could be double intox from the Amercians to discredit the russian capability..

    This site.. https://medium.com/dfrlab/russias-fake-electronic-bomb-4ce9dbbc57f8
    Goes into a detailed (and realistic) analysis of the propogation of the ‘Big Bad Russian EM Bomb’ and how it was
    passed into the tabloids, etc. The writer Ben Nimmo, seems to be authentic and has a twitter account where he continues *
    to debunk web bot attacks on social media about Charlottesville. Writing for DFRLab…

    1. Then we have this article from America’s NAVY, that states that the COOK was indeed scheduled to go to Constanta Roumania:

      http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=80336

      KRET seem to state that the Khibiny system is installed on SU-34 planes, but not on SU-24.. (All links going back to the source come up as 404 now….too old?? Sanitised??)

      This ‘seems’ to be the original news article about the SU-24 passing over the Donald Cook.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-russia-blacksea-idUSL2N0N60V520140414

      No mention of Sick sailors or EM fried ship systems..

      HOWEVER ! ! ! ! If they were buzzed by EM inhibitor and did indeed get their brains boiled slightly in bubbling ambiotic fluid as the radiowaves converged on their brains and sent them to sleep….. (those here who know me now, will know what coming up next… MK ULTRA!!!!) then there has been a concerted effort by someone somewhere to sanatise internet..

      Conclusion.. It MAY be possible.. that the Donald Cook incident was russian detox inflating their own capabilities.
      It MAY be possible that the American Navy is lying and detoxing, so that its entire marine corps dont jump ship (pun intended) as they dont want to be turned into target practise for passing container ships..
      There are least 2 navel incidents that resemble EM interference that are being blamed on human incomptence.. The real question now is.. Do we believe the ‘official story’

      1. Perhaps some of the Donald Cook sailors will experience a mystical revelation and be able to inform us what happened.

    2. forgive me, im being a bit lazy… does a emp have to be nuclear or can it be accomplished using “high explosives?”

      1. DW, there has been much military research on generating EMP through high explosives. From Wiki:
        “An explosively pumped flux compression generator (EPFCG) is a device used to generate a high-power electromagnetic pulse by compressing magnetic flux using high explosive.”
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Explosively_pumped_flux_compression_generator

        If you want the basics, try these (pts 1-3):
        https://fear-of-lightning.wonderhowto.com/how-to/making-electromagnetic-weapons-theory-behind-emp-generators-0133121/

  9. Methinks China is not the only power in the region with these technologies and skills. Though they are at the top of everyone’s list I’m still not convinced. I’d like to see more data rather than a few random articles on this one.

    Since we are compiling a list of suspects we might as well entertain Japan as one of the mix. They have the means, motive and opportunity. Japan once sat as the recipient of American largess that was moved to China as part of a globalist strategy that is, and there is no other word to describe it, stupid. I mean it only makes sense if you want to make a lot of money quickly–and that is how a cancer kills it’s host. Their technical prowess and corporate espionage programs were extremely proficient–and they are not happy with us right now. Why would they not demonstrate this prowess multiple times to remind everyone that they are still a force in the region? I think it’s wreck-less to disregard them, or even India, at this junction in the discussion.

    1. Another potential suspect I’ve thought of is–us. Though I would put it no where near the top, I am reminded of several instances in our history where lame decisions such as these were executed to provide the rationale for more covert funding from the public coffers, the projection of power into a region, and as a warning that we are not technological midgets too. You might want to think twice before trying to bluff us, because we are just wreck-less enough to push things to the extreme. We have our cowboy reputation to protect now that we’ve earned it.

      Frankly, I think there is a simpler explanation and this one is contrived. All good detective work requires an incident wall and a list of suspects. This forum is a good place for public participation in this effort.

  10. Then there is the option suggested in John’s comment under “Did I mention the drone crashes”: that the damage might have been self-inflicted to give the appearance of weakness. Bizarre? Unacceptable? So what else has NOT been bizarre and unacceptable in US policy? It is suggested in the ancient Chinese strategy classics. While perhaps improbable, it is not impossible and, for sake of argument, would explain why the targeted vessels had to get expensive repairs and were not just snapped in half (to use Goshawks’ expression). Or finally, doing a “nine eleven”, maybe it was ALLOWED to happen.

  11. I tend to believe it’s a two-part ‘hack’:

    First, merchant ships are easy targets for interference. Their software and hardware are not built to military standards, since they are never expected to be in combat. Taking-over the autopilot would be surest, with GPS-spoofing of the autopilot also possible.

    In the early morning, without explanation, the 50,000 ton Liberian-registered tanker MV Alnic MC diverted 90 degrees from track, to port, ramming the 8,000 ton USS John S. McCain (DDG-56, launched 1992) aft. Suspicious, no?

    Second, on the destroyer side, what is common to the two collisions? No warning, and no (or too late) avoidance maneuvers. This leads immediately to either the AEGIS radar being completely shut down (less likely, as that would raise the alarm) or to a StuxNet-like ‘spoofing’ of the displays in the radar room (radar functioning perfectly, but no ‘returns’ being displayed to the operators). This could have been done through malware (like StuxNet), or some embedded hardware ‘key’ if any pertinent electronics were manufactured overseas.

    The McCain had just completed a FONOP (Freedom of Navigation Operation) in the South China Sea. This no-doubt rankled the Chinese. I could easily see a plausible-deniability ‘payback’ response…

    (Those “Arleigh Burke”-class destroyers must be tough ships. They have roughly 8,000 tons displacement. Fitzgerald was rammed amidships by Crystal which has a 29,000 tons displacement, standard cruising speed of 23 knots, and was practically new [launched 2008]. McCain was rammed aft-of-amidships by the 50,000 ton Alnic, which has a standard cruising speed of 13 knots, and was practically new [also launched 2008; hmm]. I am surprised each destroyer lived to tell the tale, rather than being bent or snapped in half.)

    Earlier post on the Fitzgerald:
    https://gizadeathstar.com/2017/08/guest-post-considering-uss-fitzgerald-incident/#comment-75903

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