Many people spotted the following article and passed it along, and I think I know why. The "why" is that if you've been watching American and Russian tests of their missiles lately, you'll be singularly impressed with the Russian launches, and singularly unimpressed by the few American launches, the most recent test launch of which was a failure:

ICBM Test Rocket Exploded Seconds After Launch, Briefly Setting Fire To California Base

Now, granted, I'm in that camp that thinks ICBMs and nuclear weapons are ... well... obsolescent if not obsolete. I also think billion-dollar-plus aircraft carriers are nothing but missile-and-torpedo magnets and about as useful as muskets in modern warfare, and indeed, the musket may be more useful. It's certainly less expensive and therefore perhaps more cost-effective for your defense dollar investment. But as for ICBMs, they're a very expensive and fussy way to rain down mass destruction on the planet. H-bombs are messy things. They have a really big "bang," but they leave fallout all over the place. A much better solution if you want to take out cities or regions are satellite-based kinetic weapons - "rods of god".  They can cause the same amount of destruction as h-bombs, they can be precisely targeted, and there's no fallout mess to clean up, but rather, messes of a different sort (just ask the Chinese, if you've been paying attention).

I have also no problem with the idea that there's a "hidden group" of people on this planet with access to such weapons.  After all, I've written a great deal about the idea.

But where does that leave the rest of us without access to such weapons and who are still reliant on things like muskets, aircraft carriers, ICBMs, and H-bombs? Well, if you've been following those types of developments lately, you'll be aware of the fact that China has built a few aircraft carriers, but the real news is Russia. That country spends a fraction of the USA's defense budget, and has nonetheless managed to do the following in recent years, months, and weeks:

(1) decimate a NATO-and-USA-trained and equipped large army in the Ukraine, using older Soviet-era equipment;

(2) successfully test launch hyper-sonic ICBMs that can change targets while in flight, and land virtually anywhere in the world, whose speeds and independent targetability thus make them incredibly difficult if not impossible to defend against; and

(3) successfully (and recently) launched the world's largest nuclear submarine, which can and does deploy nuclear torpedoes.

And let's not forget the two USS Donald Cook incidents where an obsolescent Sukhoi 22 fighter jet apparently shut down the electronics of US Navy's most recent class of missile frigate while on patrol in the Black Sea.

Which brings us to two statements in the article that gave me profound pause:

A late night ICBM missile test in California ended in disaster, as it exploded just seconds after lift-off on Wednesday.

Officials with the Vandenberg Space Force Base in Lompoc, California confirmed that "The Minotaur II space launch vehicle exploded approximately 11 seconds after launching off the test pad at 11:01 p.m. local time, Vandenberg," which was announced Thursday morning.


"The military base was testing the U.S. Air Force’s new missile rocket, which is expected to be used with the future LGM-35A Sentinel intercontinental ballistic missile," one area report details.

"Both are being developed by the Air Force’s Nuclear Weapons Center to will replace the aging Minuteman missiles that have previously been tested at the Central Coast base, located near Lompoc," the reported added.  (Emphasis added)

Now for those who don't know, both the USA and Russia have traditionally relied upon a "triad" base of nuclear weapons delivery systems as their deterrents: land-based ICBMs, submarine-based ICBMs, and finally, aircraft-delivered bombs and cruise-missiles, which require bombers to do so. Again, I'm not taking much comfort in America's deterrent, for as noted in this article, the land-based component of America's deterrent is "the aging Minuteman missile," a missile that first was deployed when I was a boy, and which is an immobile, silo-based weapon. Russia, meanwhile, has developed and deployed whole generations of land-based ICBMs that are actually road and country mobile, and that can move around and are thus relatively more difficult to target. One can only presume that America's submarine launched ballistic missiles are still the old Tridents, themselves but an update of the late 1950s Poseidons. Even the French submarine launched ICBMs are more recent generation weapons.

Meanwhile, our replacement for the Minuteman blows up after launch....

... this is not a good posture to exhibit, or message to be sending, in a world of western provocations against Russia in the Ukraine, especially when one adds into this mix the doubts being aired on who, really, has control over the USA's nuclear football.

Stop and think about that; that is a disturbing mix: who has control of the football, and do those aging Minutemen missiles even work any more?

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. Wu Wu on July 15, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Mr.Rogozin of ROSCOSMOS has just been swapped with deputy minister Yuri Borosiv. Rumours are, amongst others, that Mr. Dimitry Rogozin would become head of forces of the “military action” in the Ukraine, or even head of the “joint chiefs” of Russian( Federation) military forces.

    Russia ousts boisterous space chief Dmitry Rogozin – The Verge

    Russian Space Chief Dmitry Rogozin May Be Headed for Ukraine, Report Says

    Meanwhile, the suspended joint rocket missions of US & RF space mussiins have been resumed…

    • Wu Wu on July 15, 2022 at 12:27 pm


  2. Jay on July 14, 2022 at 8:58 am

    Nuclear weapons aren’t obsolete at all, they simply aren’t as useful as they used to be due to new technologies being implemented which offers better outcomes.
    Neutron warheads are for instance perfect choice for anti ICBM system because in space fast neutrons aren’t dampered as it is when explodes in atmosphere and with neutron warheads there is a limit to warhead strength which is 10kT ( more then that and shockwave+ thermal wave have bigger effective radius then fast neutrons which kinda kills whole point of using them) which makes them quite compact. As for reasons behind USA growing incompetence and weakness, it seems to be a deliberate action to implement Agenda 2030. Judging by current state of affairs, it looks like we are heading into XIX century style but this time with all these new fancy technologies ( East India Company anyone? Just look at Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman,Rand…). We need to remember that these powers to be are largely from old aristocratic families with roots back to ancient Sumer and Egypt,their strength is invisibility and silence.

  3. Zorost on July 14, 2022 at 2:32 am

    I wouldn’t say nukes are obsolete, more like redundant with increased negative consequences compared to the alternatives. Even with conventional warheads, any of the big 3 could end civilization by targeting key transportation and production infrastructure. Add in cyber attacks, and we could easily end up back in the Neolithic by the end of the month. A handful of nukes in the upper atmosphere to produce an EMP with almost no earthly radiation effects could seal the deal. I think this is what Putin was getting at when he talked about being able to hit the US.

    • Terminal Tom on July 14, 2022 at 4:24 am

      Mutual Assured Destruction is not dead as a concept or deterrent.
      No matter what shape our nuclear “deterrent” is in, the simple fact is that it doesn’t take a lot of nukes to ruin your day… if one gets through, that is enough if you happen to be within a few miles of ground zero.
      And between the US, china, russia, france, england, pakistan, india, ISRAEL, there are thousands of nukes out there.

      Also, missile defense systems are bullshit – they are either based on “hitting a bullet with another bullet” or directed energy weapons…. neither of which is reliable as a defense. Star Wars under Reagan was bullshit from the start.

      If there was a general nuclear exchange and dozens of missiles were launced by anybody, enough would get through and function to ruin life for the receiving country, and all sides know this.

      And submarine-based missiles are very difficult if not impossible to locate and target… and we have a lot of subs.

  4. Eve Leung on July 14, 2022 at 12:38 am

    My own humble opinion, if those break away civilian/entities indeed has the technology like the Rod of the God, the Russian and the Chinese wouldn’t keep up with that technology? Maybe they both are not necessary be able to built a powerful offensive weapon at the same level as ROD, wouldn’t they both tired their hardest to find a way to disarm or counter it? So if no one be able to take any absolute advantage on the highest technology level of offensive weaponry, traditional armament with slightly less dependence on electric and digital technology could make a lot of sense don’t you think?

    • Zorost on July 14, 2022 at 2:12 am

      I’m pretty sure ROD is extremely low tech. Other than the whole “getting something into orbit” bit.

    • Wu Wu on July 15, 2022 at 12:11 pm

      Maybe, just maybe, none of this is aimed, in the long( or short) run, at each other, but primed to be used against extraterrestrial( space-oriented) forces, such as an “alien” threat. Maybe that original discovery of an ultra-large “object” orbiting Saturn has something to do with it.
      This would then make sense of Mr.W. Gates'( among others’) attempt to “block out” the Sun, indeed to snuff out the Sun, thus FORCING the previously “mothballed”( if you will) sun-like object or plasma ball, Saturn, to go critical as a “light” plasma, thus encindering that oh-so-threatening “spaceship”. That, at least, would make some form of reason in their( albeitly limited) understanding of things.
      The fact that our Brown Dwarf Jupiter may take matters into Its own hands is apparently besides the matter.

  5. marcos toledo on July 13, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Not even the NAZIs were stupid to use nuclear weapons even when they were being overrun by the Soviet army. Too powerful and is a hell of a cleanup problem as for the USA incompetence ever hear of the battle of the Little Big Horn think single-shot Spencer rifles of the 7th Calvery vs Henry and Winchester repeating rifles of the Lakota alongside bows and arrows.

    • Terminal Tom on July 14, 2022 at 4:18 am

      the nazis had no nuclear weapons to use
      read some history

    • Wu Wu on July 15, 2022 at 12:13 pm

      Indeed, why pollute the very ionosphere one wishes to push rockets through?

  6. Richard on July 13, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    One misfire and its subsequent explosion does not necessarily indicate the status of the rest of the missile inventory or the rest of the fighting forces. Strategy of deterrence and assembled actionable intelligence goes much further than a rocket fired. Besides, the Vanguard failures, spectacular failures too no less, were nothing to gloat about if you were Soviet. Those failures were overcome as new strategies of build and deployment of similar projectiles were implemented.

    First reaction was to iterate YES. But then one wouldn’t want it deployed proving its capacity to destroy which is all it is good for. Wrecking the place of adversarial targets and then some. Then the thought of the possibility of it [deterrence] having already failed decades ago popped up. The unusual shutdown of missile silos. What seems to be taking place is incremental damage control right under the upright-simian-types nose.

    There’s certainly been numerous toxic spills, reactor wreckage, and further contamination of waterways, land, and airways. And what two nuclear bomb blasts did to two port cities in Japan that temporarily derailed the fanaticism of the kamikaze. One question about what a nuclear war would do is already answered. Contamination is spread throughout this rotating spheroid sparing none who inhabit it. Waste sites are still leaking from civilian power generation sites not those of war.

    As for the details of current need to know status – unknown.

    For what it’s worth, the US European Command remains at DEFCON Level 2 – Red. No need to wonder why – “United States European Command, EUCOM or USEUCOM “works with NATO and partner nations to address security and defense in Europe and parts of the middle East and Eurasia”. Taken from Defcon Level Warning System:

    Nuclear, biological, and chemical attributes were once the norm until cyber was factored into the mix. Those additions from “Un-Restricted Warfare,” now play a significant role, too, as far as military-civil fusion can be pushed. They continue to beg the questions, “WHO and what are compromised and by how much and by whom?” “Who is taking orders from whom and from where?” The jury is still out on biological concerns.

    In some ways, an aging Minuteman missile fleet, obsolete or not and still in their silos, is testament of decades of successful deterrence as well as some level of useful diplomacy.

    • anakephalaiosis on July 14, 2022 at 3:45 am

      When placing misguided endorsement, onto the freemasonic founding fathers, one ends up digging skeletons in Benjamin Franklin’s basement, with a membership card in a pedophile Hellfire Club.

      That is demoralizing knowledge, pouring out from underneath the rug. Choosing to ignore it, to keep a false consensus, only increases the problem, as sins of fathers weigh heavily into the future.

      Deploying Blue Banshee, as the Scythian Kolovrat, is producing individuals, that are capable of defeating both inside and outside enemies. In fact, that is technically breaking the Seven Seals in the Revelation.

      Of course, pedophile papacy considers Scythian legacy as heathen:

  7. Mr Sophistication on July 13, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Back in 2016, some people spotted a flying saucer at the SpaceX Falcon 9 explosion.

    • Mr Sophistication on July 13, 2022 at 1:58 pm

      A more detailed analysis of the Falcon 9 explosion U.F.O. sighting in 2016:

      • Mr Sophistication on July 13, 2022 at 2:02 pm

        Oops that’s the same link. It’s hard to keep track of all the open tabs sometimes. That seems to be the most thorough of the articles.

        CNet’s blurb (owned by CBS News and the easiest to find) was very dismissive and assumed the object was a bird.

    • Mr Sophistication on July 13, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      Apparently there was another U.F.O. sighting during a SpaceX live stream a month ago.

    • Wu Wu on July 13, 2022 at 3:48 pm

      It might be more likely that the rocket explosions and “launches”( do we really believe tthat a frail 90-yr old Shatner got shot to space at 10G?) are just a distraction, and that they are actually deploying UFOs.

  8. FiatLux on July 13, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    In recent years, American military ineptitude has been on display for the world to see. I think we have to entertain three hypotheses regarding this display of ineptitude: (1) it’s unintended, (2) it’s deliberate, or (3) it’s some combination of the two. I lean toward hypothesis 2 or 3.

    Given the breakdown in American education, social cohesion (weakened by wokery, politics, cultural division, and lack of socio-economic mobility), and cognitive ability (impaired by the Great Poisoning, mind control, the shriek-o-meter, entertainment, digital addiction, and quackcines), I can’t exclude incompetence.

    Nevertheless, deliberately making the U.S. look dangerously inept — militarily and politically — could have a number of advantages for certain powerful factions. This could be a boon for arms manufacturers, who would need to develop new weapons for the U.S. and supply weapons to all the countries that can no longer count on the U.S. military to defend them. Credit for the latter idea goes to Catherine, who mentions it in the second-quarter wrapup. Also, Mr. Globaloney seems intent on promoting the belief (largely justified, I grant) that all American institutions are dysfunctional and — here’s the rub — need to be replaced with something of his choosing. Making the U.S. military look inept, or publicizing any actual ineptitude, helps tarnish the American brand. Let’s say incompetence and ineptitude are rife. If so, why not keep it quiet? Who benefits from not covering it up?

    • Wu Wu on July 13, 2022 at 3:54 pm

      Didn’t Sun Tse say something about appearing to be weak when you are in fact strong?
      Also, the extra income from weapons sales could be poured directly back into R&D.

      • Terminal Tom on July 14, 2022 at 4:19 am

        right… so the united states is “appearing to be weak” in order to provoke a world war?????

    • Zorost on July 14, 2022 at 2:20 am

      In what way has our military been incompetent? They’ve utterly wrecked every opponent in the field. The loss, if it is such, comes from our political leaders sending the military to do the impossible: “occupy a muslim nation until it accepts drag queen story hour and democracy with women voters!”

      It isn’t even a loss to the rulers of our country, since their real win condition wasn’t to convert muslim nations into part of globohomo, but rather to convert tax dollars into MIC profits and political kickbacks. We didn’t leave Afghanistan because we were losing, we left because Biden had a side deal with the Chinee re: mining. Also, they knew we were about to ramp up the provocations against Russia.

      Even if our military was incompetent compared to Russia and China, it doesn’t matter since any of the 3 could end civilization if it wanted to even without nukes (other reply here for details.) Therefore no borders will change hands, so our rulers can’t possibly lose. Only gain, from the conversion of tax dollars into profits and kickbacks.

    • anakephalaiosis on July 14, 2022 at 2:52 am

      Deploying Blue Banshee into an educational system, is turning timeline into front line.

      That is weaponizing the total incarnation of man, his race, around his life cycle clock.

      Weaponizing man is indistinguishable from raising his awareness of himself. Know yourself, and know your enemy. Sun Tzu.

      Know thyself:

  9. Robert Barricklow on July 13, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Have the “next generation” weapons replaced the “nukes”?
    Small nukes are probably being used; as well as other weapons that kill the living,
    yet leave the structures in tack.
    Is space the new next generation launch platform?

    “…and indeed the musket may be more useful”[sez it all].

    The problem is that those out-of-date weapons are still good for
    false flags and/or starting “planned” wars.

    “This operation is not being planned w/any alternatives. This operation is planned as a victory, and that’s the way it’s going to be.”
    Gen. Eisenhower

    Man plans.
    God laughs!

    Running late…
    White Rabbit.

  10. Joseph Aiello on July 13, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Get woke go broke.

  11. Loxie Lou Davie on July 13, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Off topic: I just became aware of the work of Paul Anthony Wallis, an Anglican Priest. Very interesting take he has on the indigenous stories from India, Japan & France concerning the Jesus figure. There is even a tomb in India where they contend he was buried!

    • anakephalaiosis on July 14, 2022 at 2:20 am

      Elohim-Yahweh is celestial and agricultural year cycle, that is divided by compass, producing a sundial (time-compass).

      When four rivers, as a 4-point compass, are used as a sundial, then the natural symbolic representation is hakenkreuz and swastika.

      Of course, enemy intelligence doesn’t want that to happen, so a plethora of false speculations are produced as enemy disinformation.

      Blue Banshee is deployment of Scythian weapon system, based on 8-point time-compass, the Kolovrat:

  12. InfiniteRUs on July 13, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Before Obama left office they were talking about how the US would not neccessarily retaliate with nuclear weapons if there was a first strike on us to save the planet. They claimed our non-nuclear capability would be more than enough. I suspect most of our politicians are controlled by foreign Globalists who hate this country and it’s Constitution and if they can’t strip it away politically would do so through war. I suspect the failed launch is a deliberate attempt to embolden Russia and China to launch a first strike. The Globalists are losing control of us so likely want to destroy us. I suspect Hillary was meant to take us to WWIII but saner factions got Trump in. Now that faction appears to be being neutralized and the Japan incident might have been part of it. I think the plan to destroy this country since we are not submitting to them. It appears to me they are doing everything in their power to get us nuked before elections in November.

    • FiatLux on July 13, 2022 at 11:27 am

      I’ve had similar suspicions. I’m not sure all the Western Globaloney factions are really trying to defend the U.S. — at least not all of the U.S., and certainly not the U.S. governance structure in its current form, with all those pesky Constitutional rights enshrined in the “Bill of Afterthoughts” (or, as I prefer, the “Bill of Temporary Privileges”). War, chaos, and destruction are convenient tools for bringing about radical change that, in calmer times, would be impossible.

  13. anakephalaiosis on July 13, 2022 at 6:30 am

    Latest Russian missile, Sarmat, is named after the Sarmatians, a Scythian tribe, who are Russian Kolovrat ancestry:

    Blue Banshee is an ancient Scythian weapon system, deployed by Saka-Scythians, Indo-Scythians and Scandio-Scythians:

    Decoding the Seven Seals, in the Holy Writ, reveals, that original Christianity is deployment of the same Scythian weapon system as well.

    American firecracker doesn’t work, because gunpowder is wet, from having wet oneself.

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