An Unlikely Hero In The Killing Fields

The little country of Cambodia, located in South East Asia, has suffered three decades of war. This has taken a severe toll on its citizens. But even though the battles have finally ended, the casualties continue. The victims are often curious young boys who explore the countryside and discover one of the many existing landmines planted decades ago.

The Cambodian Mine Action Authority, established in late 2000 to regulate mine activities, estimates that these demining operations cost a staggering $30 million per year. But the cost of lives and limbs is even more staggering. The Cambodian Mine Victim Information Service has recorded 19,684 people killed by mines since 1979. They also have one of highest rates of amputees in the world, with approximately 40,000 sufferers.

Currently, there are four main demining organizations working in Cambodia – The Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), The HALO Trust, and the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). At the current rate of funding and activity, it could take up to another 20 years to clear the mines from Cambodia’s soil.

It is extremely dangerous work to locate and disable landmines. They are buried beneath the soil, so they are an invisible threat. Since their housing is typically made of plastic, a metal detector will not find them. Unfortunately, there are no maps or charts to indicate where they are buried.

sniffing-rat

This unlikely hero is doing an important job.

But now, Cambodia is getting a “little” help from an unusual source. Rats! Gambian Pouched Rats to be precise. These rodents were deployed to Cambodia from Tanzania in April by a Belgian non-profit organization, APOPO, to help clear these deadly mines. APOPO has used the rodents for mine-clearing projects in several countries, including Angola, Mozambique, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.

One of the biggest advantages of using rats is that landmines pose no danger to them because the rats are not heavy enough to trigger an explosion. These clever rats are trained from the time they are 4 weeks old to sniff out TNT. When they find it, they scratch the ground at the site. 

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All the rats ask in return is a little love and a bite of banana.

The team of 15 rats and 18 handlers are still in training mode, but these rats are showing great promise. It takes one of these rats a matter of minutes to find a mine. It could take a human days, and it would be extremely dangerous work. One false move and a limb or a life could be lost.

A typical work day for these rats will find them in a training field, fitted with a harness which is connected by a leash to a matrix that confines the rat to a specific section of the field being searched. The rat sniffs around within this area and reacts when it gets a whiff of dynamite by digging at the target spot. The rats are then rewarded with a bite of banana.

Deploying these little bomb sniffers and their handlers in high numbers could drastically reduce the time needed to remove the deadly mines in Cambodia’s killing fields.

For their handlers, the rats are more than bomb detectors. “They are not just rats, they are like my brothers,” said 41-year-old handler Meas Chamroeun.

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Can Fred, The Singing Sailor Keep Putin Away?

In October 2014, Sweden accused Russia of operating a submarine in its territorial waters. However, an investigation by the Sweden military discovered that the object suspected of being a Russian submarine was actually a Swedish vessel.

Yet, the Swedish government still decided to spend nearly $112 million on its defense, due to fears that Russia might increase its military presence in the Baltic Sea.

And now, neighbor Finland is concerned about three cables that were discovered recently on the bottom of the sea in their territorial waters.

Two of these cables were identified as hydrophone cables. These are specifically used to detect submarines. The Finnish Maritime Border Guard says these cables are a mystery. They were not placed there by the Maritime Border Guard.

Finland has not outwardly accused Russia, yet, but behind closed doors they probably suspect they placed the cables. The entire Scandinavian region is on high alert, fearing a Russian threat in the area. In this region of the world, Russia would most likely arrive by sea.

The Finnish Maritime Border Guard investigated another  incident in late April that allegedly involved a mysterious underwater object, believed to be a submarine in the Finland’s territorial waters. Alas, they were not able to determine the origin of the suspicious underwater sounds they detected. The investigation was closed, and the case will not be taken to the prosecutor’s office. However, the military said they cannot rule out the presence of a submarine or other kinds of underwater activity.

All this heighten fear (hype) of a Russian intrusion has precipitated a call to action by a Swedish peace activist organization. In May, members of the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) used Puten’s opinion of the Gay movement to discourage Russian submarines from arriving on the shores of Sweden. This organization’s motto is “If weapons had functioned as a conflict solving method there would have been peace in the world a long time ago.”

SPAS placed, into Swedish waters, a subsurface sonar beacon they have named “Fred, The Singing Sailor,” Fred is a neon character. He dances and sends out a morse coded message that can be detected by any underwater visitor nearby. The message welcomes one and all to Sweden with the following message:

THIS WAY IF YOU ARE GAY

The idea behind the message is that Russian sailors would make a quick u-turn and avoid Sweden because of Putin’s animosity towards the gay lifestyle.

Take a look at their video. It’s really quite entertaining.

Romans 13 — Jade Helm 15… But, Who’s Keeping Score Anyway?

By now, most people have heard about Jade Helm 15. For those who have been living under a rock for the past few months, here is a short description: Jade Helm 15 is a planned United States military training exercise scheduled to take place in several states in the US from July 15 through September 15, 2015.

There are many people concerned that this drill will be used to desensitize the American public to the presence of military action within our cities—to make it feel normal for a militarized police force to occupy neighborhoods. In some countries, this is normal. But, in the United States, the military has never been used as a police force on our soil.

Why Do People Fear This Drill?

Drills are used by first responders to practice the proper reaction and procedures for something anticipated in the future. What are they anticipating that the first responders need to be the military?

People who have researched some of the more heinous attacks on our country are wary about Jade Helm. Did you know that there have been quite a few drills that have occurred, just by odd chance, very near and at the same time that a real disaster or attack is in full swing? Some theorize that these coincidences are actually planned.

Perfect Examples of Drills Near Disaster Events

  • Military drills were being conducted by the Air Force in the vicinity of the 9-11 attack. This caused confusion on the part of the Air Force pilots. They thought it was part of the drill and so did not react the way they would have otherwise.
  • A bomb detecting/disarming drill was going on during the Boston bombing just a short distance from the actual bombing. Some people think this was meant to keep police away from the spot where the real bomb was planted—another attempt at causing confusion.
  • A drill, eerily similar to the events occurring at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was being conducted just 15 minutes down the road. The scenario at Sandy Hook also looked eerily like a drill, with the arrival of porta-potties before ambulances.
  • There are many other jaw-dropping examples. You can find them easily by Googling “Drill conducted during (fill in the disaster of the day)” 

How Does The Government Use These Events Against Us?

Every time one of these horrific events occurs a little bit more of our freedom is taken away, or at least the effort is made. It isn’t hard to imagine that these events occur for the express purpose to create a new law or remove some of our freedoms and rights.

Just look what happened after the 9-11 attack. Travelers are now patted down in full view of other travelers or exposed to x-rays just to board a commercial airplane with no other reason than because someone else committed a crime. Everyone in line is assumed guilty. Otherwise, why would they pat you down?This is a clear violation of the 4th amendment. No one stops to think about that when they just want to get on the plane.

During the search for the Boston bombing suspects, the people of Boston saw their homes being searched without search warrants. This is another violation of the 4th amendment. The right way to do it would be to knock on doors and ask, “Have you seen any suspicious activity in your neighborhood? Are you right now safe?” This would have been enough to discover someone in distress.

When reacting to this event, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg publicly stated that the constitution needs some updating. He said, “The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry. But, we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days. Our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”

This is a very dangerous way to think. If you start making changes to the Constitution with a knee jerk reaction to events, it will become a very slippery slope until all our precious freedoms are gone or watered down to a point where they become meaningless.

In reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting law makers tried to further restrict access to guns. The Manchin-Toomey Amendment was drafted. It would have required background checks on private gun sales. This Amendment did not get the votes needed to pass, but it was close.

They Admit Jade Helm Will Be a Drill, So Why Worry?

So, now the question is, what horrific event will take place near and during the Jade Helm exercises? If some horrific event does occur this will expand the mission of the military to include interacting with citizens.

Jade Helm 15 could be that drill that ushers in a new false demon. It could be the cherry on the top for those in the government that have no qualms about stomping on our rights.

When the day comes that we are ordered to leave our homes and take up residence at a FEMA camp, how will they convince us God-fearing, gun-toting Christians to do that?

Don’t be surprised if the Bible is used by the U.S. Government to coerce millions of Christians to comply and willingly march into FEMA camps. According to whistleblower, Pastor Walt Mansfield, there is a plan to use scripture in a twisted way to corral Christians into FEMA camps.

Pastor Mansfield was a pioneer in the formation of the Clergy Response Team (CRT) for FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The Pastor explains how Bible scripture, namely Romans 13, has been adapted by the Department of Homeland Security and their Clergy Response Team to convince Christians to leave their homes, to give up their guns, and to be blindly herded like sheep to FEMA camps and who knows what else.

Let me remind you of the contents of ROMANS 13

  1. Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
  2. He who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment upon themselves.
  3. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.
  4. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
  5. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.
  6. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.
  7. Give everyone what you owe: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Pastor Mansfield goes on to explain that the U.S. Government is twisting the meaning of these verses to fit their agenda. They are taken out of context. They should be read only with an understanding of the Bible as a whole. He resigned from the CRT when he realized what the government was planning. Now he fights against it and warns citizens of the coming storm.

Read more about Pastor Mansfield and the Clergy Response Team at TheCommonSenseShow.com

The cold war ended without a shot being fired, but just barely

This is the cover page of a “Top Secret” document that dates back to the early 1960’s, during the cold war. Some young adults may not understand the term “cold war”, so a little background might be warranted.

A cold war is not fought on a battleground. It’s a tense relationship between two factions, where neither side trusts the other. Each side expects the other to attack, so both sides point loaded missiles at the other side, just waiting for provocation.

In the early 1960’s, the world was in the midst of a cold war. Communist idealism was on one side, and Democratic idealism on the other. The leaders of both sides fueled fear and hatred with the intent of firing up the citizens of their respective countries.

As planned, that fear did trickle down to the American public. People were building underground bomb shelters in their backyards. School children were forced to participate in frightening “duck and cover” drills. When a special alarm blared in the classroom, children dropped to the floor, huddled under their desks in a fetal position, face down, with fingers locked together behind their heads. I can remember huddling under my desk and turning my head to sneak a peek at the window. All I could see was blue sky, but I watched and waited for a Russian missile to come into view.

The propagandizing didn’t stop there. The McCarthy hearings were broadcast into every livingroom. This witch hunt popularized the question leveled at Hollywood insiders and other influential ne’er-do-goods, “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?”

Yes, Communism was the big monster in the room, but add to the mix the little country of Cuba, recently taken over by dictator, Fidel Castro, and you had a matchstick just waiting to be struck. Castro brought with him, Communism, and that made factions of the U.S. government very nervous.

Castro’s reign over Cuba lasted for 49 years, from 1959 to 2008. However, in retrospect, Castro turned out to be as harmful to the American way of life as a kitten. But in the 1960’s, with only 100 miles between Havana, Cuba and Key West, Florida the U.S. government and military leaders were as jumpy as a cat on a hot tin roof.

The American military was itching for a fight with Castro. So, in 1962, the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, concocted a plan with the code name, Operation Northwoods. The plan was to convince the American people that the United States must declare war on Cuba.

Operation Northwoods was planned as a covert mission to create several false flag events to implant fear into the hearts of American citizens. Some of these events included fake hijackings of airplanes painted to look like commercial jets, blowing up an unmanned U.S. Naval ship and publicizing the names of the “dead”, orchestrating a show of violent terrorism in U.S. cities, and many more staged events that would plant fear and anger into the minds of the American public.

Their goal was to provoke hyper-patriotism across America. The conspirators wanted to get the American people so riled up that they would demand retaliation. Operation Northwoods’ staged attacks would also help convince the international community to support America’s strike at Fidel Castro.

The plans detailed in this document read like a Doctor Strangelove plot. But this isn’t fiction, this is the outline of actual plans that were approved by the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This plan was then presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. Thankfully, clearer heads prevailed and the plans were rejected by the civilian leadership and never carried out.

Why did it take 50 years for these rejected plans to be made public? There’s an easy answer for that question. The reason we don’t learn about things like this until much later, is to protect those involved, while they are still alive. This practice of classifying even rejected plans makes it easier for factions of our government to continue planning this sort of insider home-grown terrorism.

However, I think this was released a bit too soon. Because many of the plans outlined in this document sound very familiar. It includes hijacked planes, terrorism on American soil, the fueling of hyper-patriotism. Where have we seen this before?

If you have scoffed at the conspiracy theories surrounding the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center you might be feeling a little queasy about now. Some of us have gotten through that awkward stage already, and I remember how that felt.

The Operation Northwoods document is proof that factions within our government do plot such false flag events. Fortunately, in 1962, there were enough people who vetoed this scheme. I guess in 2001 too many must have thought it was a good idea. Some of my younger readers will still be around when the government declassifies the scheme known as “Operation Twin Falls” (or whatever cute monicker they used for the 9-11 attack plans).

Let me just say, now,  “I told you so”  because I won’t be around to say it fifty years from now.

You can read the entire FOIA document here:
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf

Final thought: Many of the recent shootings and bombings happening in our country and around the world are false flag events, too. Pay attention to changes that happen to the affected society after these events occur (new rules and regulations). Pay closed attention to constitutional rights that are violated during or after an event. You will then begin to understand how our government is manipulating us.

If Operation Northwoods had been successfully carried out, the U.S. and the Soviet Union would have become embroiled in a third World War in the 1960s. The only ones winning that war would be the military industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned us about as he handed over the presidency to John F. Kennedy. Yes, the very same one who was assassinated for trying to clean up our government.