ENENews: St. Petersberg Russia; Mass panic as radioactive cloud pours from nuclear plant —


Mass panic as radioactive cloud pours from nuclear plant — Radiation levels reportedly spike near reactor after emergency shutdown — Traffic jams as people evacuate area — “Everyone got very worried and rushed to get iodine” (PHOTOS)

Published: December 22nd, 2015 at 10:47 am ET
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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/628592/Chaos-Russians-flee-Chernobyl-style-plant-radioactive-leak

Express, Dec 21, 2015 (emphasis added): Russians flee Chernobyl-style plant over fears of radioactive leak — Russians took iodine and caused traffic jams… amid fears officials were covering up a radioactive leak. The panic followed the emergence of pictures showing a cloud of vapour pouring from Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, some 50 miles from St Petersburg. The authorities insisted that the was no radioactive leakage… but people did not believe the “no danger” claim. Radio Svoboda reported that in the wake of the incident on Friday locals in Sosnovy Bor started withdrawing money from their credit cards. They said locals were in panic mode despite statements from officials that the radiation level was normal… One local said: “Everyone got very worried and rushed to get iodine.”… There were traffic jams as residents left the area and headed for St Petersburg… The plant manager (not pictured) insists there are no reasons for evacuation. [Oleg Bodrov, chairman of Green World ecological group] said: “They know well that the officials’ first task is to say all is normal but not to report about danger, even if there is one. All those who understand a bit about nuclear energy know that it was an attempt to mistake the wish for the reality… this vapour is surely radioactive… Bodrov called for medical checks for staff at the power plant. Interfax reported that a special commission was working at the nuclear station aiming to find out the reasons for the emission.

Daily Mail photo captions: A cloud of vapour pouring out of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant in St Petersburg caused mass panic… Russian radio reported St Petersburg residents rushing out to buy iodine to protect against radiation poisoning after spotting the steam flowing out of the power station… The billowing vapour spreads across buildings

QHA, Dec 19, 2015: Accident occurred at Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (PHOTO) — Eyewitnesses of the accident and the inhabitants of the Russia’s northern capital are scared. The second unit was stopped at the station… The accident occurred at the second power unit when a pipe with steam cracked in turbine hall yesterday. The steam filled the room, and leaked beyond the power plant. The employees of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) had to go home… According to specialists, the release was radioactive, because the waste steam entered the so-called loop reactor coolant. However, the population was encouraged not to panic.

Baltic Newsletter of the Green World, Dec 20, 2015: An emergency stop of the second power unit of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant took place… The reason for the stop and cooling of the reactor was a sudden leak of radioactive steam from a faulty pipe in one of the rooms of the turbine shop… During the cooling – down step, the reactor steam was ejected through the pipe into the environment. A south – southeast wind of 5 meters per second (not typical for this area) blew the radioactive steam toward the Gulf of Finland… Thus, the five millionth city of St. Petersburg, located 40 km east of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant was fortunate this time. According to some sources , the radiation level rose a few times higher than the background radiation only in the NPP area.

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According to Chief of Naval Operation Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, “It should not be a surprise to anybody that we would exercise freedom of navigation through wherever international law will allow.”

Last week, China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also warned against any such patrols, saying, “We will never allow any country to violate China’s territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the name of protecting freedom of navigation and over flight.”

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AlertsUSA again cautions readers that in the days and weeks following previous Islamic State messages calling for faithful Muslims in the West to carry out attacks, such attacks have in fact taken place. The first such call was in Sept of 2014 when ISIS released a video within which Adnani, called for attacks on both soldiers and civilians in Australia, France, Canada and the US. Since that and subsequent videos, the world has in fact seen attacks on soldiers, civilians and government buildings in Canada (see this and this ), a hostage siege in a coffee shop in Australia, multiple attacks by Muslims on police here in the U.S. (see this and this ) and multiple attacks in and around Paris, France (see this, this and this).

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Other Developments We Are Following

AMERICAS

Putin Calls U.S. `Weak’ on Syria as Russia Talks Are Shunned
A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs
Obama U-turn on troops withdrawal makes Afghanistan an election issue
Narco planes, millions in payloads, fly past Peru military
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Pentagon Could Be ‘Shredding’ Docs About Female Rangers

EUROPE

Jihadis declare Sweden first European ‘caliphate’
US to place army equipment in Poland before July
Navy to participate in missile defense test in Europe
Merkel faces domestic revolt over refugee welcome
Hungary says fence finished on Croatian border
Swiss anti-immigration party set for win in national elections

MIDDLE EAST

Iran ‘deploys troops’ to help Syrian army offensive
Russian Military Uses Syria as Proving Ground, and West Takes Notice
Iran airs unseen footage of secret underground missile base
U.S. military might already have the data to identify Islamic State leaders
Turkey begins to build a wall along its border with Syria
Turkey warns U.S., Russia against backing Kurdish militia in Syria
Afghanistan decision seals Obama’s legacy as the ‘twilight war’ president
Isis Inc: how oil fuels the jihadi terrorists

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Readers will recall that last week, AlertsUSA and Threat Journal reported on the announcement made by the White House that President Obama would be signing a bill from Congress which adds new sanctions on Russia and would codify into law the provision of lethal military aid to the Ukrainian government. (If you have not had a chance to read the piece, it is well worth taking a few min to review). This week Russia responded and they are clearly not backing down.

On Friday the 26th, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the country’s new military doctrine (See the original Russia version here (PDF)) which “reflects the emergence of new threats against its national security”, names the U.S. and NATO as the federation’s main foreign threats, and which retains the strategy to use nuclear weapons if the country or allies are under conventional attack.

According to the revised doctrine, “NATO’s military buildup” and the bloc’s expansion toward the Russian borders are among the main external threats to Russia’s security.

Other external threats include the development and deployment of the U.S. strategic missile defense system, the implementation of the ‘global strike’ doctrine, plans to place weapons in space as well as the deployment of high-precision conventional weapons systems.

So as to reinforce their message to the West, just a few hours prior to the new military doctrine being signed, Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces carried out another test of an RS-24 Yars ICBM with multiple warheads. Launched from the Plesetsk military cosmodrome in the country’s extreme northwest near the border of Finland, the missile flew across the length of Russia to it’s target at the Kura test range on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East.

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Twice this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding domestic terrorism threats. Perhaps most important, late Saturday of last week subscribers were notified that law enforcement agencies nationwide were being warned of the need for extra vigilance following the ambush-style slaying of two New York City police officers in Brooklyn.

NY COP KILLER A MUSLIM, SYMPATHETIC TO JIHAD

Despite efforts by the mainstream media to paint the gunman as a disturbed individual deeply troubled by racial tensions and perceived heavy handedness of police towards the black population, investigations by independent media outlets also show cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley to be a Muslim, an Arabic speaker, and by his own words sympathetic to jihad. Much can be gleaned from his social media accounts (see this, this and this.)

Brinsley was also known to visit the notorious Al-Farooq Mosque in Brooklyn, which itself has a 20+ year history of support for terrorism. This specific mosque played host to al Qaeda co-founder Abdullah Azzam. Several of the mosque’s members were behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing plot, including the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman. A one time imam of the mosque, Gulshair Shukrijumah, was father to the notorious Adnan Shukrijumah, a top Al-Qaeda operative who, after being hunted by the FBI for more than a decade, was killed just weeks ago in a gun battle with Pakistani forces.

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While the killing of the police officers is tragic, this incident is just one of an increasing number of Muslim attacks in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. Readers are reminded that in mid October, AlertsUSA notified subscribers via SMS messages to their mobile devices that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security were warning law enforcement agencies nationwide about the threat of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks against police officers, soldiers and other government workers. The warning was issued after a string of messages and fatwas appeared on the internet and various social media outlets urging Muslims in Western countries to carry out attacks on “soldiers, patrons, and troops … their police, security and intelligence members.”

These messages were originally preceded by a lengthy fatwa issued by ISIS in September which calls for lone wolf Muslims to kill as many as 10 million Americans. ( Arabic Version (PDF) / Analysis ).

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However politically incorrect it may be, as we close out 2014 there are two major domestic threats readers are urged to keep on their radar:

1. A major race war is brewing in the United States. Black on white violent crime is experiencing a major upswing nationwide. Watch your back.

2. An increasing tempo of random attacks, by Muslims, on law enforcement, members of the armed services and average citizens. Lest we forget, in just the last few months we have seen Muslim attacks in Australia, beheadings forfailure to convert in Oklahoma, multiple instances of attacks, by Muslims, on police (see this and this), attacks on soldiers and government officials in Canada (see this, this and this) and several European countries (see this, thisand this) and on, and on, and on.

And perhaps by design, the growing connection between militant black Americans and Islam is shaping up to be a deadly confluence. (see this andthis).

In both instances, we strongly recommend maintaining a high level of vigilance and situational awareness when out and about and if so motivated, avail yourself of local concealed firearm permits. These problems are not going away anytime soon, are expected to increase, and your best line of defense is increased awareness and a means of protecting yourself and family.

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In addition, as of December 24th the World Health Organization reports a total of more than 19,400 cases of Ebola virus disease in the current outbreak, along with 7588 reported deaths. As previously reported, both the WHO and CDC estimate these numbers could be 4 or more times greater due to unreported cases and flawed record keeping.

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President Obama’s “gift” to Americans this holiday season is to renege on his 2009 pledge “to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”

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President Obama’s “gift” to Americans this holiday season is to renege on his 2009 pledge “to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”

He is upgrading the lethality level of an atomic arsenal already so deadly it can destroy all life on Earth. Then he’ll send Mr. and Mrs. America the bill, estimated by one Federal study at $1-trillion, to pay for the deadly upgrades he wants, rather than the peaceful improvements Americans need.

“The stated goal of the program is to increase the ‘reliability’ of US nuclear forces,” writes Theodore Postol in the Dec. 29 issue of “The Nation”. “But a close analysis reveals a technically sophisticated effort to ready US nuclear forces for a direct confrontation with Russia.”

Author Postol, a former adviser to the Chief of Naval Operations, slams this modernization as “a reckless policy that directly undermines our safety and national security.”

He writes, “No rational actor would take steps to start a nuclear war. But the modernization effort significantly increases the chances of an accident during an unpredicted, and unpredictable crisis—one that could escalate beyond anyone’s capacity to imagine.”

Why, Postol wants to know, does the White House aim to overhaul “the entire US nuclear-weapons arsenal, with a particular focus on improving the fusing systems and accuracy of long-range land- and sea-based ballistic-missile warheads and on increasing the killing power of other nuclear warheads.”

And, he says, the scale and character of these weapons’ effects are so large and so deadly that any notion of using them in a controlled or limited way “is completely disconnected from reality.” Postol’s article is appropriately titled, “Striving for Armageddon: How the Obama Administration Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”

Today’s nuclear bombs are vastly more deadly than those the U.S. used to scourge Japan at the end of World War Two. But Postol writes that improving the reliability of fuses on the ballistic-missile warheads disguises the fact the fuses “have been modified to increase the killing power of the warheads.”

What’s more, “Painstaking efforts have also gone into improving their delivery accuracy” and when the results of these combined activities are summarized for Russian political leaders, “it is not hard to understand their alarm.” Postol asserts that it is the U.S. that has pushed the Russians to a higher state of alert.

He reminds, “There is a long history of accidents during the Cold War that brought the United States treacherously close to disaster.” In one major false alert, a training tape loaded into a computer “made it appear to US launch officers that a full-scale Soviet attack was under way.”

And he believes the Russians have good reason to be worried. “With a fully modernized arsenal, the formerly ‘less capable’ nuclear warheads will be able to destroy Russian silo-based ICBMs with confidence. This would free up higher-yield nuclear warheads for other war-fighting tasks, enabling the US military to inflict greater damage on Russian command centers, fixed military facilities and civilian industrial infrastructures.”

Despite Mr. Obama’s recognition that peace depends on nuclear disarmament, Postol says, “the US is making those nightmare scenarios more likely by rebuilding the stockpile of atomic warheads as if they were just another form of conventional weapon.” They aren’t.

When Russia was communist and occupying much of Eastern Europe, U.S. leaders claimed they had to be armed to the teeth. Now that the Russians have scrapped the failed Bolshevik system, have become largely capitalist, and have withdrawn from Eastern Europe, President Obama is following the same Cold War policy. Only now the risks are greater than ever.#

Sherwood Ross worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and contributed a regular “Workplace” column for Reuters. He has contributed to national magazines and hosted a talk show on WOL, Washington, D.C. In the Sixties he was active as public (more…)