🙂 🙂 🙂 Space Weather News for April 22, 2017
EARTH DAY AURORA STORM: Last night, Northern Lights descended into the United States as far south as Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington, kicking off an unexpected display of bright auroras for Earth Day. What happened? A CME that was supposed to miss Earth apparently hit instead, surprising forecasters. Geomagnetic storms are still underway as April 22nd unfolds; high-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for midnight auroras on April 22-23. Visit Spaceweather.com for updates.
This video is all over the internet:
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What follows is a series of headlines from Zerohedge about life at home in the United States:
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America first? Nikki Haley slams UN for not ‘protecting Israel & targeting Iran’ (UN Video) . . . I can only shake my head. Can she be sincere? Can she really be so blind? Where does she get her information? Eventually, she (like many others) will have to pay for her complete and shameful lack of attention to the truth; there is no excuse for it.
US military spending millions to renovate Mideast base . . . remember, folks, this money is being spent on Trump’s watch. . . anyone still think he’s working behind the scenes with Putin? . . .and it’s our money that’s being spent!
The United States is spending an estimated $34 million to renovate a military base it has at an undisclosed location in the Middle East, a report says.
The renovation by the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing of the US Air Force is being conducted on a base which is known by US forces as “The Rock,” Stars and Stripes reported on Friday.
The military force is repairing the base runway, expanding aircraft taxi areas, and constructing shelters for the MQ-9 Reaper drone and new living quarters.
“As missions change and operations increase or decrease, so do our facilities and operational footprint,” US Air Forces Central Command said in a statement. “Construction on the base is an example driven directly by these type of requirements.”
The base houses several C-130s and C-17s, supplies equipment and personnel who participate in US Central Command operations in Afghanistan and coalition so-called fights against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
The Air Force also carries out electronic attacks and drone missions from the base, the report added.
Although the US military leaders have denied any direct link between the renovation and a prolonged presence in the region, they have alluded to their intention of maintaining their presence there into the future.
The US military might remain in Iraq for years even after defeating Daesh terrorists, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford have said.
US military spending stands at approximately $600 billion annually, but President Donald Trump has pledged a “massive” increase in the Pentagon’s budget spending to implement “the greatest military build-up in American history.”
Rex Tillerson reaffirmed to Sergey Lavrov US support for the existing OPCW mechanism for investigating the alleged use of sarin in Syria.
Assad: West has blocked Khan Sheikhoun investigation because findings will show the incident was a false flag (Video: interview)
North Korea’s nuclear threats are empty: James Mattis. . . who are we to believe? I’m thinking we shouldn’t believe any of them!
‘Role model’? Fallon [UK] hails arms manufacturer who sold missiles to Yemen-bombing Saudis and Gaddafi
Libya enters new phase of armed conflict. . . this article provides excellent background to the present situation in Libya
US offers to help fund Mexico’s opioid eradication efforts ‒ report . . .and Mexico City is a city-state, just like the Vatican, the City of London, and Washington, D.C., created, I understand, in order to traffic drugs.