Wednesday, December 9, 2015

NEW WORLD DISORDER: Terrorism, False Flag Distractions, Societal Collapse, Wars And Civilizations Unraveling Ahead Of The Black Celestial Event - Putin Raises Possibility Of Using Nuclear Weapons Against ISIS, But Hopes They "Will Never Need" Them; ISIS Show Off Tanks And Hi-Tech Weapons Bought From The West! [PHOTOS]

December 9, 2015 - MIDDLE EAST
- Vladimir Putin has praised the Russian cruise missiles fired against terrorists in Syria from the sea.

He expressed hope that these weapons would not have to be armed with nuclear warheads.

Meeting in the Kremlin with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who reported the latest results of the anti-Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) ops in Syria, the Russian president made a notable remark.

“We must analyze everything happening on the battlefield, how the weapons operate. The Kalibrs (sea based cruise missiles) and KH-101 (airborne cruise missile) have proved to be modern and highly effective, and now we know it for sure - precision weapons that can be equipped with both conventional and special warheads, which are nuclear,” Putin said.

WATCH: Hopefully, no nukes needed in fight against ISIS – Putin.

“Naturally, this is not necessary when fighting terrorists and, I hope, will never be needed,” the president added.

On Tuesday, a Russian Kilo-class submarine, the Rostov-on-Don, fired Kalibr-PL cruise missiles against an IS installation near the terrorists’ stronghold in Raqqa.

Water-to-surface cruise missiles were launched from a submerged sub in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the Russian defense minister.

“We’ve been registering the missiles launches, flights and, of course, their hitting the targets,” Shoigu said. “We warned our Israeli and American colleagues about these launches."

Kalibr and KH-101 cruise missiles have been deployed for the first time this year in Russia’s counter-terrorist operation in Syria. - RT.

ISIS show off TANKS and devastating hi-tech weapons looted from Iraqi army and bought from West

ISIS propagandists have released pictures of the sophisticated and devastating weapons it wields as part of its campaign of terror across the Middle East - including heavy TANKS.

The militants showed off their military power as part of their slick PR campaign - but fail to mention they rarely use their armoured vehicles because they are an easy target for the warplanes of Russia, America, Britain and France.

They were featured on Terrormonitor's Twitter feed and were reportedly taken during fighting at Deir Ezzor military airport.

Britain, France, Russia and the United States provided most of the weapons being used by ISIS to carry out appalling war crimes, a new report claims.

As the UK joins its allies in carrying out airstrikes in Syria, the Government has come in for renewed accusations of having sown the seeds of conflict itself.

A new study by Amnesty International claims much of the weaponry used by Islamic State (IS) fighters was supplied by the same Western powers now trying to bomb it out of existence.

 Armoured: ISIS released pictures of their devastating - but rarely used - weaponry. Twitter

Firepower: ISIS proudly displayed their anti-aircraft weapon. Twitter

Blast: A tank opens fire with its cannon. Twitter

Explosive: A militant opens fire with an rocket launcher . Twitter

Huge supplies of guns, rifles, mortars and missiles have been flowing into Iraq for years as the state struggled to retain control after British and American forces withdrew.

Oliver Sprague, Amnesty UK’s Arms Programme Director, said: "Decades of free-flowing arms into Iraq meant that when IS took control of these areas, they were like children in a sweetshop.

"The fact that countries including the UK have ended up inadvertently arming IS, should give us pause over current weapons deals.

"The UK was one of the key supporters of a global Arms Trade Treaty, intended to prevent the proliferation of arms and their use in horrific abuses like IS are committing."

"Risks need to be far more carefully calculated, and we shouldn’t wait for this worst-case-scenario to happen before acting to prevent sales of arms which could fuel atrocities."

Although Soviet Kalshnikovs are the most commonly used, the oldest piece of kit in the IS arsenal is believed to be a British World War One rifle.

Amnesty says IS fighters acquired a windfall of internationally manufactured arms after taking control of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, in June, 2014.

Warfare: The pictures were released by ISIS propagandists. Twitter

Guns: A Chinese-made Kalashnikov and American M4 rifle, the latter captured from ISIS militants . Matt Cetti-Roberts/

Mortars: ISIS fund their arms shipments through taxation and illicit oil sales

Afghanistan: At least 40 Islamic State recruits can be seen in the Sheikh Jalaluddin training camp

They included US-manufactured weapons and military vehicles which they then used to take control of other parts of the country.

Meanwhile, a suicide bomber killed at least six people outside a Shi'ite mosque in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, according to police and medical sources, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.

Seven others were wounded in the attack, which took place in the mainly Shi'ite Ubaidi neighbourhood of eastern Baghdad and targeted worshippers leaving the mosque, police said.

"The suicide attacker was trying to enter the mosque before a guard stopped him, but he blew himself up," said one policeman near the scene of the attack. - Mirror.

MONUMENTAL DELUGE: Record Rainfall Hits Norway's Southern Region - "Worst Flooding In Over 200 YEARS"; Damages Roads, Bridges And Homes! [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

December 9, 2015 - NORWAY
- Houses have been swept away in Norway due to heavy flooding, caused by a huge storm which has battered the country for the past two days.

Parts of Norway have seen more than 170mm of rainfall in 48 hours.

It is the worst flooding to hit the Scandinavian country since records began in 1897, according to The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate.

The video above shows that downpours have caused extensive damage: roads flooded, trees felled and houses completely immersed underwater.

More than 30 mudslides have also been reported in the area.

According to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, officials evacuated 100 homes in the south-western town of Eigersund.

There have been no reports of deaths or serious injuries.

This is the second storm to hit southern Scandinavia in a week following last weekend’s extreme weather that damaged buildings and affected transport in Sweden and Denmark.

WATCH: Severe flooding in Norway.

- Independent.

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: NASA Maps Show 2015 Storm Season Was One Of Extremes - Record 30 Major Hurricanes, Typhoons And Cyclones Hit The Pacific Basins, With Record 83 PERCENT Attaining Category 4 Or 5 Status!

A Nasa photo of Cyclone Chapala moving towards Yemen, followed less than a week later by Cyclone Megh - an unprecedented double whammy!  © EPA

December 9, 2015 - EARTH - It was an uncharacteristically quiet hurricane season in the Atlantic, but the same cannot be said for the eastern Pacific and central Pacific basins, which got absolutely hammered this year. New maps by NASA and Unisys Weather show the extent of this year's storm season.

The hurricane season in the Atlantic and the eastern and central Pacific basins is now officially over. In all we saw some, 30 major hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones, most of them fuelled by El Niño, which appears to be the worst ever recorded. Prior to 2015, the greatest number of storms in a single season was 23, set in 2004. Incredibly, of the 30 storms recorded this year, 25 of them, or 83 per cent, attained category 4 or 5 status — again, another record (the previous record was 18).

Meanwhile, the Atlantic was comparatively quiet; the total from the past three years is the lowest since 1992-94.

These new maps, which were produced by NASA using data collected by Unisys Weather, show the tracks and intensity of all tropical storms from the past season.

According to meteorologist Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University, the biggest story was the amount of activity in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. NASA's Earth Observatory explains:
In the region above the equator from 140 to 180 degrees western latitude — the North Central Pacific — 14 named storms and eight hurricanes formed or moved into the region. (The previous record for the region was four hurricanes in 1982.) Five of this year's storms reached category 3 or above (major), eclipsing the previous record of three. At one point in August, three major hurricanes spun through the region east of the International Date Line at the same time, the first time any meteorologist has seen such activity.

"The 2015 season broke pretty much every prior record for that portion of the Northeast Pacific basin," Klotzbach said. "That portion of the basin had record-warm sea surface temperatures and record-low vertical wind shear, a prime combination for hurricane intensification and maintenance."
One of the more surprising developments of the 2015 season occurred when two cyclones emerged in the Arabian sea. The storms inflicted heavy damage, mostly through flooding, on dry and arid areas not used to dealing with such storms.

And then there was Cyclone Patricia, which produced 322km/h winds, making it the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded.

- Gizmodo.

DELUGE: Widespread Flooding In Congo's Capital - Killing At Least 31 In Three Weeks; Over 20,000 Families Homeless!

Heavy showers are expected in the next few days

December 9, 2015 - DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - At least 31 people have died in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa in the last three weeks in the worst flooding in years, the provincial interior minister said on Tuesday, warning conditions could get even worse.

The deaths since Nov. 17, concentrated in neighbourhoods along the Congo River and its tributary, the Ndjili, have resulted mainly from home collapses, Emmanuel Akweti said.

The flooding has made 20,000 families homeless and inundated the main water collection station, preventing two-thirds of Kinshasa's communes from accessing drinkable water, he added.

An employee at the public water utility said officials hoped to resume service there by Thursday.

Kinshasa, a sprawling city of more than 10 million people, has notoriously poor infrastructure, with improvised wooden shacks lining the waterfront and dirt roads that often flood with the first rainfall.

Extensive damage was caused after the River N'djili overflowed

One resident said it was the worst flooding he had seen in 18 years

Akweti said that precipitation levels this rainy season - which runs from October to April - were unusually high with Kinshasa registering 450 millimetres (18 inches) of rainfall, or nearly a third of its annual average, between Nov. 17 and Dec. 6 alone.

He warned that weather forecasters were predicting above average rainfall through to February and urged all residents living in riverside areas to evacuate.

Congo's government has invested considerably in Kinshasa's infrastructure in recent years, but critics complain that the upgrades have almost exclusively targeted the city's upscale neighbourhoods and prominent landmarks. - Reuters.

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Mud Volcano Erupts Near Leninsky, Crimea, Russia!

© Vestnik Kavkaza

December 9, 2015 - CRIMEA, RUSSIA
- An eruption of a mud volcano has occurred in the Leninsky district of Crimea near the village of Novoselovka.

The mass of soil stopped at a distance of 100 meters from the village.

The information was announced at a meeting of the inter-agency staff on eliminating the consequences of the emergency situation caused by the energy crisis by the head of the Lenin district administration Alexander Machussky, Tass reports.

He also made a request to send experts to the area in order to assess the current situation. - Vestnik Kavkaza.

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: New Explosion Of Ash At Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano - Lasted 10 Minutes; Second Event This Month!

An ash explosion at Turrialba Volcano lasted for about 10 minutes, the University of Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network reported.  (Via RSN/UCR)

December 9, 2015 - COSTA RICA - Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano, located 50 kilometers east of San José, erupted at 1:12 p.m. on Monday and launched ash and vapor into the air for about 10 minutes, experts with the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the National University (UNA) reported.

This is the second event this month after another 10-minute explosion recorded on Dec. 7. also spewed ash and gases into the air.

Experts from UNA’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported the explosion reached just under 400 meters in height.

UCR’s Mauricio Mora at 2:30 reported there were no more explosions. Mora was conducting an inspection in the volcano’s surrounding areas and said experts are evaluating whether the explosion was an isolated event or is part of an eruptive process.

OVSICORI on its website reported that current wind conditions likely would take the ash west, and residents northeast of the capital – such as in Coronado and Sabanilla – could experience ash falling on their roofs and properties.

Turrialba Volcano has seen constant activity that in the past five years has prompted several evacuations of residents and farm animals.

Staff from the National System of Conservation Areas posted a picture of ash covering one of their vehicles in the community
of La Central, on the outskirts of Turrialba volcano.

- The Tico Times.

FIRE IN THE SKY: The Latest Fireball Sightings - 2 Fireballs Seen Over Nova Scotia, Canada; Meteor Filmed Over Poland; And Meteor Lights Up The Skies Over Edmonton, Canada! [VIDEOS]

People in several areas of Nova Scotia spotted flaming objects in the sky Sunday evening. Michael Boschat captured this image near Halifax.  © Michael Boschat

December 9, 2015 - SPACE
- The following constitutes several of the latest reports of fireballs, seen in the skies, across the globe.

2 fireballs seen over Nova Scotia, Canada

Some observant Nova Scotians were treated to an unexpected light show Sunday that left many in awe.

Reports of sightings were spread over a large area, with similar descriptions, leading many to think it was a meteorite.

Andrea Thompson of Onslow had just arrived home with her husband and daughter at 6 p.m.

"We were still in the car and facing toward Truro Heights," she said. "We all saw what looked like a massive fireball high in the sky. It was definitely something that was on fire and it burned up before 6:01."

The show lasted about 20 seconds.

"I would have had enough time to record it with my camera but I was in awe and didn't think of that until later."

She described it as bright orange and red, with a tail.

"Everyone says make a wish on a shooting star. I don't know what you're supposed to do on a meteorite."

But there might be a less celestial, more man-made explanation.

A spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Sunday at 5:45 p.m. local time. The re-entry of a booster rocket from a Cygnus spacecraft, heading to the international space station, could have been visible over a wide area along the eastern seaboard.

"It looks like what people saw was the first stage from the NASA launch (Sunday)," said Randy Attwood, executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. "It reenters the atmosphere and burns up."

It might not account for similar sightings, though, later in the evening.

Ron Francis of Truro was watching television when he saw something through his window at 8:35 p.m.

"It looked like a burning ball..." he said. "It was very large, with reddish and bluish areas, and a tail."

It went in the direction of the top of Young Street toward town, he said, and was only visible to him for one or two seconds.

Calvin Harvey was just coming off Hwy 104, heading into Barney's River, Pictou County between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. when he saw a bright object with a long tail in the night sky.

"It was the largest object I've ever seen in the sky," he said. "I watch the sky when there are things like meteor showers but I've never seen anything that compares to this."

Michael Boschat, who works in the physics and atmospheric science department at Dalhousie University, was watching for debris and was able to capture an image on camera.

"I've been involved in astronomy for 57 years and this is the third rocket re-entry I've seen," he said. "I knew this launch was taking place and I just had a gut feeling I should look for it."

He was puzzled about sightings as late at 8:35 p.m., though, and said while other sections would have re-entered the atmosphere, he expected them to be too far away to be seen in Nova Scotia.

People also reported seeing bright objects in the sky in Eastern Passage, Trenton, Guysborough and Cole Harbour. - New Glasgow News.

Meteor fireball filmed over Poland

WATCH: Fireball over Poland.

- YouTube.

Meteor lights up sky above Edmonton, Canada

Were you lucky enough to see a meteor streaking across the Edmonton sky on Monday evening? If not, the Global Edmonton's SkyTracker camera on top of Manulife Place was and caught the shooting star as it happened.

Reports of a meteor over the capital region started coming in shorting after 5:00 p.m.

The Global Edmonton SkyTracker camera was facing southwest, with the High Level Bridge in the bottom left hand corner of the shot. At 5:08 p.m. a fire ball can be seen for about 45 seconds over the south horizon before it either burned out, or was covered by clouds near the horizon.

WATCH: Meteor event lights up Saskatchewan sky.

Earth is in the midst of one of the most active meteor showers of the year right now, although it's not clear if the flash originated from the same astronomical event.

The Geminid meteor shower is active from Dec. 4 to Dec. 16, and is usually most visible after 10:00 p.m. In this case, the sun had not yet completely set, and the sky was still quite light. Ryan Hastman was driving home with his son on Monday and had just finished explaining to him where the sun rises from and where it sets.

"Just as I pointed out that the sun had gone down in the west sky, we saw a streaking bright light streak across the sky from east to west," Hastman tells Global News.

"It stayed in our vision for at least eight to 10 seconds."

The following video was captured in Edmonton just after 5 p.m. and posted to YouTube.

WATCH: Fireball over Edmonton.

The light was seen in Calgary at the exact same time, as well. Neil Zeller, a Calgary based-photographer was driving north on Crowchild Trail shortly after 5:00 p.m. when he saw the flash over Calgary's north west.
"It actually looked like it came through the clouds which kind of surprised me. It was a very green meteor and I didn't see it burn out because it went behind some trees."

Ironically, Zeller has seen hundreds of meteors through his work as a nature photographer.

"It did seem like other meteors that I had seen. It was slower moving than most, but I've seen slower moving and longer lasting. It was quite impressive."
He was sure of what he saw.

"As a night photographer, I did think that it was a meteor. What seemed weird to me was that it wasn't dark out completely, and it was in an area where there were clouds. So I'm not sure if it was below the clouds or just so bright that it shined through the clouds."

Clear skies are forecast for Monday night, meaning conditions to see another meteor are quite favourable.

Meteors are not the only thing that could delight sky watchers Monday night. The Northern Lights for early Tuesday morning are forecast to be moderately visible in central Alberta, and likely to be visible in northern Alberta.

Editor's note: Global News has reached out to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Edmonton Centre to confirm the sighting. Edmonton police have confirmed Air 1 was not flying at the time.

- Globalnews.

PLANETARY TREMORS: Strong 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes The Banda Sea, Off Indonesia's Ambon Island - USGS! [MAPS + TECTONIC SUMMARY]

USGS earthquake location.

December 9, 2015 - INDONESIA - An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck 174km southeast of Indonesia's eastern island of Ambon on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the quake.

The quake hit at 12.21pm local time (11.21pm NZ time), at a depth of 75km.

The Australian government's Bureau of Meteorology issued a statement, saying there was no tsunami threat to Australia.

USGS shakemap intensity.

The USGS initially said the quake was 7 magnitude. - Stuff. [Edited]

Seismotectonics of the New Guinea Region and Vicinity

The Australia-Pacific plate boundary is over 4000 km long on the northern margin, from the Sunda (Java) trench in the west to the Solomon Islands in the east. The eastern section is over 2300 km long, extending west from northeast of the Australian continent and the Coral Sea until it intersects the east coast of Papua New Guinea. The boundary is dominated by the general northward subduction of the Australia plate.

Along the South Solomon trench, the Australia plate converges with the Pacific plate at a rate of approximately 95 mm/yr towards the east-northeast. Seismicity along the trench is dominantly related to subduction tectonics and large earthquakes are common: there have been 13 M7.5+ earthquakes recorded since 1900. On April 1, 2007, a M8.1 interplate megathrust earthquake occurred at the western end of the trench, generating a tsunami and killing at least 40 people. This was the third M8.1 megathrust event associated with this subduction zone in the past century; the other two occurred in 1939 and 1977.

Further east at the New Britain trench, the relative motions of several microplates surrounding the Australia-Pacific boundary, including north-south oriented seafloor spreading in the Woodlark Basin south of the Solomon Islands, maintain the general northward subduction of Australia-affiliated lithosphere beneath Pacific-affiliated lithosphere. Most of the large and great earthquakes east of New Guinea are related to this subduction; such earthquakes are particularly concentrated at the cusp of the trench south of New Ireland. 33 M7.5+ earthquakes have been recorded since 1900, including three shallow thrust fault M8.1 events in 1906, 1919, and 2007.

USGS plate tectonics for the region.

The western end of the Australia-Pacific plate boundary is perhaps the most complex portion of this boundary, extending 2000 km from Indonesia and the Banda Sea to eastern New Guinea. The boundary is dominantly convergent along an arc-continent collision segment spanning the width of New Guinea, but the regions near the edges of the impinging Australia continental margin also include relatively short segments of extensional, strike-slip and convergent deformation. The dominant convergence is accommodated by shortening and uplift across a 250-350 km-wide band of northern New Guinea, as well as by slow southward-verging subduction of the Pacific plate north of New Guinea at the New Guinea trench. Here, the Australia-Pacific plate relative velocity is approximately 110 mm/yr towards the northeast, leading to the 2-8 mm/yr uplift of the New Guinea Highlands.

Whereas the northern band of deformation is relatively diffuse east of the Indonesia-Papua New Guinea border, in western New Guinea there are at least two small (less than 100,000 km²) blocks of relatively undeformed lithosphere. The westernmost of these is the Birds Head Peninsula microplate in Indonesia's West Papua province, bounded on the south by the Seram trench. The Seram trench was originally interpreted as an extreme bend in the Sunda subduction zone, but is now thought to represent a southward-verging subduction zone between Birds Head and the Banda Sea.

There have been 22 M7.5+ earthquakes recorded in the New Guinea region since 1900. The dominant earthquake mechanisms are thrust and strike slip, associated with the arc-continent collision and the relative motions between numerous local microplates. The largest earthquake in the region was a M8.2 shallow thrust fault event in the northern Papua province of Indonesia that killed 166 people in 1996.

The western portion of the northern Australia plate boundary extends approximately 4800 km from New Guinea to Sumatra and primarily separates Australia from the Eurasia plate, including the Sunda block. This portion is dominantly convergent and includes subduction at the Sunda (Java) trench, and a young arc-continent collision.

In the east, this boundary extends from the Kai Islands to Sumba along the Timor trough, offset from the Sunda trench by 250 km south of Sumba. Contrary to earlier tectonic models in which this trough was interpreted as a subduction feature continuous with the Sunda subduction zone, it is now thought to represent a subsiding deformational feature related to the collision of the Australia plate continental margin and the volcanic arc of the Eurasia plate, initiating in the last 5-8 Myr. Before collision began, the Sunda subduction zone extended eastward to at least the Kai Islands, evidenced by the presence of a northward-dipping zone of seismicity beneath Timor Leste. A more detailed examination of the seismic zone along it's eastern segment reveals a gap in intermediate depth seismicity under Timor and seismic mechanisms that indicate an eastward propagating tear in the descending slab as the negatively buoyant oceanic lithosphere detaches from positively buoyant continental lithosphere. On the surface, GPS measurements indicate that the region around Timor is currently no longer connected to the Eurasia plate, but instead is moving at nearly the same velocity as the Australia plate, another consequence of collision.

Large earthquakes in eastern Indonesia occur frequently but interplate megathrust events related to subduction are rare; this is likely due to the disconnection of the descending oceanic slab from the continental margin. There have been 9 M7.5+ earthquakes recorded from the Kai Islands to Sumba since 1900. The largest was the great Banda Sea earthquake of 1938 (M8.5) an intermediate depth thrust faulting event that did not cause significant loss of life.

More information on regional seismicity and tectonics