Media Blackout as White House Issues Executive Order Giving Broad Powers to ‘Global Health Security Agenda’ for Infectious Disease Threats

Media Blackout as White House Issues Executive Order Giving Broad Powers to ‘Global Health Security Agenda’ for Infectious Disease Threats
On Friday, November 4, a new executive order was signed titled “Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats,” giving the United States government, military and other worldwide partner organizations new powers to respond to what they deem as “biological threats” that may potentially emerge.
Usually referring to disease outbreaks or perhaps even biological weapons, the nearly 2,500-word document (which can be found on WhiteHouse.gov by clicking here) is vague about what such a plan may entail. But speculation is that it could involve some sort of major medical or vaccine-driven response — with no mention as to whether consent of the people will be included.

Executive Order — Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats
ADVANCING THE GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY AGENDA TO ACHIEVE
A WORLD SAFE AND SECURE FROM INFECTIOUS DISEASE THREATS
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. As articulated in the National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats and implemented in Presidential Policy Directive 2 (PPD-2), promoting global health security is a core tenet of our national strategy for countering biological threats. No single nation can be prepared if other nations remain unprepared to counter biological threats; therefore, it is the policy of the United States to advance the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), which is a multi-faceted, multi-country initiative intended to accelerate partner countries’ measurable capabilities to achieve specific targets to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats (GHSA targets), whether naturally occurring, deliberate, or accidental. The roles, responsibilities, and activities described in this order will support the goals of the International Health Regulations (IHR) and will be conducted, as appropriate, in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), and other relevant organizations and stakeholders. To advance the achievement of the GHSA targets and to support the implementation of the IHR within partner countries, each executive department, agency, and office (agency) shall, as appropriate, partner, consult, and coordinate with other governments, international financial institutions, international organizations, regional organizations, economic communities, and nongovernmental stakeholders, including the private sector.

Advanced system to guard Russia from hi-tech surveillance, drone attacks

Advanced system to guard Russia from hi-tech surveillance, drone attacks

Russia’s Defense Ministry has received the top-notch anti-radar system Krasukha-4. The system is designed to guard against aircraft-based electronic surveillance – including that carried out by drones.

  Bryansk electromechanical plant has delivered 1RL257 Krasukha-4  broadband multifunctional jamming stations to the defense  ministry, RIA Novosti reported on Sunday, citing a spokesman from  the Radioelectronic Technologies group.  
  The stations, which will complement Krasukha-2 units already in  use by the Russian army, will provide the military with powerful  radar jamming capability.  
  While technical details of the units have remained top-secret,  sources cited by Russian media have described the system as   “unique.”  
Krasukha-4 is able to effectively shield objects on the ground  against radio-locating surveillance satellites, ground-based  radars, or aircraft-installed Airborne Warning and Control  Systems (AWACS), a source with knowledge of the system told  Izvestiya.  

Bombshell: TSA’s Docs Reveal Airport Security is B.S.

Bombshell: TSA’s Docs Reveal Airport Security is B.S.

TSA Admin. Rec., Vol 3, Doc. 137, p. 2219 (U//FOUO) states:
“As of
mid-201 1, terrorist threat groups present in the Homeland are not known
to be actively plotting against civil aviation targets or airports;
instead, their focus is on fundraising, recruiting, and propagandizing.”

Un-redacted
documents published on Pacer.gov reveal that or years the TSA has not
believed that there is a domestic threat at airports — yet they have
continued with the security theatre anyway.

Space after all: NASA lifts conference ban for Chinese scientists after massive uproar

Space after all: NASA lifts conference ban for Chinese scientists after massive uproar

NASA has reversed the decision to bar six Chinese scientists from a space conference after US astronomers pledged to boycott the event, fighting for academic freedom.

  The meeting is due to take place in California in early November,  and is set to focus on exoplanets – bodies outside the solar  system.  

  The Chinese scientists were banned from participating, with NASA  saying the decision had been made because of their nationality  and security issues, AFP reported.  

  However, the move triggered a wave of outrage among prominent US  astronomers.  

“The meeting is about planets located trillions of miles away,  with no national security implications,” Geoff Marcy, an  astronomy professor at the University of California, Berkeley,  pointed out in an email to the organizers.  

  China’s Foreign Ministry also blasted NASA’s denial of the  researchers’ applications as discriminatory, arguing that  politics should have no place at academic meetings.  

  After a few days, NASA wrote a letter to the Chinese scientists,  saying they had looked into the law and found no obstacles to the  six attending.  

“We have since been able to clarify the intent of the  referenced legislation and are pleased to inform you that this  decision has been reversed and your paperwork is being reviewed  for clearance,” Xinhua quoted the letter as saying on Monday.  

  However, it isn’t clear yet if the move will work: the necessary  security checks can take several weeks. Plus, the relevant  government offices may still be closed after the US government  shutdown.  

  NASA administrator Charles Bolden responded earlier this month by  pledging to review the committee’s decision, which he blamed on  “mid-level managers” at the agency’s Ames Research Center, which  is hosting the event.  

  The confusion was apparently caused by a US law passed in 2011  that prevents NASA funds from being used to collaborate with  China.  

  The organization wasn’t immediately available for comment after  the latest news, though.  

  NASA went through some hard times earlier this month: due to the  partial government shutdown and the failure to pass the budget on  time, 97 percent of their employees received no salaries in  October. Due to that fact, the organization didn’t manage to  release an official statement.