Thursday, September 4, 2008

SAIC Testing D.E.W. Effects on Humans, SCO, RNC Fakery

SAIC to support Naval Health Research Center

"The contractor will also perform research in submarine and aerospace medical effects, environmental health and directed energy bioeffects – capturing and quantifying the biological effects of directed energy weapons in order to develop nonlethal defensive weaponry."


INTRODUCTION: Seven years after its founding as an intergovernmental mutual-security organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), in Persian: Sazmaan-e Hamkaari-hayeh Shanghai, closed its annual summit in Dushanbe (aka Dushambeh), the capital city of Tajikistan on August 29, 2008. The summit, among other things, underlined the importance of the Treaty on Long-term Good-neighborly Relations, Friendship and Cooperation signed in August 2007 in terms of strengthening interaction in the framework of the Organization in joint counteraction against new challenges and threats, cementing international peace and security, maintaining global and regional stability. In this article the history, the list of members, the various goals and the possible roles of SCO as a world player will be studied and discussed.
HISTORY: SCO is an organization composed of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People of Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The SCO was created on the basis of the Shanghai Five, which came into being after signing in 1996-97 the agreements among Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia and Tajikistan on building military confidence and mutual reduction of military forces in border areas. In January 2001 Uzbekistan requested to join the Shanghai Five as a full member. The Five's transformation into the SCO happened at a summit in Shanghai on 15 June 2001 when the heads of six countries signed the Declaration on the SCO establishment and the Shanghai Convention on combating terrorism, separatism and extremism. The Council of National Coordinators was then founded with the aim of establishing interaction among relevant ministries and departments of the SCO member states.
THE LIST OF MEMBERS: The SCO member states are Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The observers are Iran, India, Pakistan, and Mongolia. Iran has also applied for full membership on March 24, 2008, and the application is under consideration. The guest attendance is Afghanistan. The United States applied for observer status in the SCO, but was rejected in 2005.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization Members Start Anti-Terror Drill in Russia

Ukraine to hold air defense drills with live firing in September

SEVASTOPOL, September 4 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine is planning to conduct large-scale air defense exercises with live firing on the Crimean peninsula at the end of September, a Ukrainian navy source said on Thursday.
The exercises are part of a practical stage of the Sea Knot-2008 command-and-staff maneuvers that began in spring and involve units from all branches of the Ukrainian armed forces.
The drills will involve about 350 air defense systems, including S-300, Buk-M1, Osa and Tunguska, and up to 30 combat aircraft.
"In addition, the troops will practice an amphibious assault landing, an air assault operation and live firing drills involving naval and ground support aircraft at the Opuk training range in the Crimea," the source said. ...

Fake Soldiers Used In RNC Video

It was a video that was supposed to elicit soaring patriotism and real emotions about the Pledge of Allegiance. But to do that, it used fake soldiers and a staged military funeral instead of the real thing. On Tuesday night, 15-year-old Victoria Blackstone, a sophomore at the St. Agnes School in St. Paul, led the crowd at the Xcel Energy Center in the Pledge of Allegiance. The audience heard her 434-word essay, “Pledging myself to the Flag of the United States of America,” an essay she’d entered in the “Wave the Stars & Stripes” essay contest and won. The RNC turned that essay into a three and a half minute video, a visually stirring montage rolling over Victoria’s words about sharing the Pledge with Americans who have stood at important moments in history. There’s the Continental Congress…A real WWII vet…Photos of workers at Ground Zero. A close-up of a folded flag presented to a grieving widow at a military funeral… profiles of soldiers swelling with pride in slo-motion. But CBS News found that the footage of the ‘funeral’ and soldiers is what is called ‘stock’ footage. The soldiers were actors and the funeral scene was from a one-day film shoot, produced in June. No real soldiers were used during production. The footage, sold by stock-film house Getty Images was produced by a commercial filmmaker in Chicago. Both Getty and the production company, Mr. Big Films, confirmed that the footage was shot on spec and sold to the Republican National Committee.

Multinational exercise sustains international readiness
9/4/2008 - KEFLAVIK AIRPORT, Iceland (AFPN) -- The 2008 Northern Viking exercise, which began with a ceremony here Sept. 1, aims to reinforce the resolve of the U.S. and its NATO partners in assisting in the defense of Iceland. ...

The next world war will be waged with nano-weapons
“A [nuclear] bomb can only blast things, but nanomachines . . . could be used to infiltrate, seize, change, and govern a territory or a world.”

Alion Hires 27-Year ISR Veteran to Lead Intelligence Community Business
Mike Garramone to Help Define and Deliver Solutions Built on Technical and Operational Expertise
Garramone spent the past five years leading ISR business development and program management efforts for Booz Allen Hamilton. As Senior Associate, he worked to bring Booz Allen's Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) and Advanced Geospatial Intelligence (AGI) capabilities to the marketplace. Before Booz Allen Hamilton, Garramone worked at The Boeing Company as Senior Manager. At Boeing, he led the Trailblazer Interim Data Center program, which delivered a managed service provider approach to data management for the National Security Agency.

Detecting Disease in Less Than 60 Seconds
ATLANTA, Ga. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We’ve all heard about the threat of a pandemic. Scientists say during a major disease outbreak, or even a bioterrorism attack, one of the biggest enemies could be time. Using traditional testing, it can take days -- even weeks -- to confirm a diagnosis and isolate those infected. Now, science may have found a way to speed up the clock.

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