Terrifying videos: ‘Inland tsunami’ as dam spills and floods hundreds of homes and businesses in NSW floods disaster, Australia
Wyangala Dam spilled record amounts of water, after 100mm rain fell in just a few hours in parts of the NSW Central West. Helicopters and boats were used to carry out over 150 rescues in the inundated town of Eugowra, where people were forced to make for their roofs as floodwaters rose.
Now Texas Governor Abbott sends TANKS to the border after threatening to send gunboats - as Republican invokes invasion clause to deal with migrants flooding over border
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying National Guard troops in M113 armored personnel carrier to various positions along the border
The news comes days after Abbott sent a letter to President Biden threatening to deploy gunboats and invoking a constitutional clause
Abbott invoked Article I Section 10 of the Constitution which forbids states from military action 'unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger'
Affectionately known as the 'battle taxi' by troops in the Army, the M113 is bulletproof and can withstand small explosions
The Texas Military Department said they ordered 10 of the vehicles and will train around 50 soldiers to operate them
Last month there were 230,678 recorded encounters between undocumented migrants and Border Patrol officers
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying National Guard troops in M113 armored personnel carrier to various positions along the border after earlier threatening to use gunboats in an attempt to quell the influx of migrants at the border.
Ticking Time Bomb: 500,000 Armed Foreign 'Soldiers' Are Hiding Inside Germany Awaiting Their Attack Orders
Hundred of thousands of foreign fighters, many of who are armed, have invaded Germany and are waiting for the signal to attack. The German government can no longer protect its citizens, that have been left armed and helpless by their policies.
Federal border police no longer speak of asylum seekers but soldiers storming their country. It is estimated that are 500,000 soldiers waiting for an order to attack. Meanwhile, Germany has 260,000 Bundeswehr soldiers (armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany).
Police are being pressured not to speak of the invasion taking place. The same applies to vehicles coming over the Balkan route. They are sometimes checked, and if weapons are found, which often trucks are full of them, “they may not be confiscated.”
WATCH: Ecuador Fans Chant ‘We Want Beer’ at Alcohol-Free Qatar World Cup
With the World Cup in the strict Muslim country of Qatar well underway, the end of beer sales is being felt as fans from Ecuador are making their displeasure at the lack of suds known with an insistent chant from the stands.
Ecuadorian fans have been heard repeatedly chanting “Queremos Cerveza.”
That translates to “We want beer!”
The chant stems from a decision by the Qatari government to abruptly reverse its original decision to permit beer sales during the games. The decision to reverse beer sales came only hours before the games were set to begin.
The decision to stop beer sales surprised soccer’s governing body, FIFA, especially since officials had signed a $75 million contract with Budweiser to serve suds to fans.
Qatar has caused far more troubling questions, though.
A major sticking point among organizers, clubs and fans alike is the issue of homosexuality, which is outlawed in the strict Muslim nation.
The issue has been such a hot button that organizers set out to stress that the LGBTQ agenda is not welcome in Qatar and fans should leave their ideas about the gay agenda behind.
The questions over homosexuality already spurred the US Men’s National Team to change its logo to add LGBTQ colors in protest over the country’s laws.
Two planes diverted due to staff shortages at air traffic control
The British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Gibraltar operated out of Malaga on Thursday afternoon due to staff shortage at air traffic control.
“NATS was unable to provide an air traffic control service at Gibraltar Airport after 3pm local time,” an MOD spokesperson told the Chronicle, adding this was due to staff sickness.
The affected inbound flight, BA490 from London Heathrow, was diverted to Malaga and the outbound flight, BA491 to Heathrow, left from Malaga.
A press officer for British Airways said: “The flight was diverted due to air traffic control restrictions.”
Issues of staff shortages have caused numerous flight diversions and airport closures this year.
To address the issues NATS, the company that operates air traffic control under contract to the Ministry of Defence, pledged it would hire more staff, with a recruitment and training process started earlier this year.
Israel’s Elbit Sytems Unveiled Micro-suicide Drone, and It Has a Mother Ship
The palm-sized Lanius UAV was developed from racing drones and employs artificial intelligence to fly inside buildings, gather tactical intelligence and kill enemy fighters with its lethal explosives.
Israeli defense company Elbit Systems unveiled over the weekend a loitering micro-drone called Lanius, designed to carry out pinpoint targeted killings in urban areas as well as gather tactical intelligence in built-up areas and even inside buildings.
Lanius is a very small and agile drone, capable of navigating its way through complex locations (like enclosed spaces, for example), taking images and mapping out sites before soldiers enter. It uses the fuselage of a racing drone and carries the Jetson TX2 artificial intelligence computing device made by Nvidia.
This is not a new technological combination, with research in the past conducted by the Robotics and Perception Group at the University of Zurich and Zurich’s ETH Institute. Led by Prof. Davide Scaramuzza, researchers have published numerous articles about the use of AI to teach drones to perform complex, acrobatic maneuvers in complex environments.
The Lanius is designed for combat in urban environments where troops don’t have a direct line of sight to the enemy. The drone is hand-portable and enters a structure through windows, doors or other openings, with the operator directing it towards its target and then detonating its payload, or the explosives in the drone.
The system is designed to enable the drone to identify people automatically and distinguish between those who are armed and constitute a threat and those who aren’t.
However, object identification and classification systems based on deep learning can make critical errors, which in the case of targeted assassinations may end in disaster. Elbit stresses that even if the drone can fly on automatic pilot, the decision to detonate remains exclusively in the power of the human operator.
The Lanius can reach speeds up to 72 kilometers an hour (about 45 mph) and carries a lethal payload or a non-lethal one designed to minimize casualties. Elbit declined to say what kind of payload is used in the latter case.
According to specifications released by Elbit, the drone’s maximum weight at takeoff is 1.25 kilograms (2.75 pounds) and it can carry a payload of as much as 150 grams (0.33 pounds). By comparison, an Israel Defense Forces’ grenade contains about 160 grams of explosives (not counting the casing that produces shrapnel from the explosion), so that it is likely that the Lanius is most lethal at short ranges and in enclosed spaces.
Elbit calls the Lanius a “loitering munition,” similar to the Harpy made by Israel Aerospace Industries and the Shahed-136 made by Iran. But, in contrast to those drones, Lanius has a relatively short flight range due to the size of its battery, which allows it to remain aloft for no more than seven minutes.
A promotional video released by Elbit offers what may be a solution for the Lanius’ limited range – a kind of “mother ship” in the form of a larger drone that is capable of carrying several micro-UAVs and launching them as needed.
The connection between the micro-drones and the mother ship is not passive, where the micro-drone will simply be held. The bigger drone is part of a platform Elbit has developed comprising a series of autonomous and semi-autonomous robotic tools. Called Legion-X, the system allows the operator to plan, operate and manage all types of unmanned platforms.
Belarusian foreign minister Vladimir Makei passes away — BelTA
"Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died," the report said citing Anatoly Glaz, spokesman for the country’s Foreign Ministry
TASS has no official confirmation of this information yet.
Vladimir Makei was born in the Grodno Region on August 5, 1958. He graduated from the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages. Makei worked at the Council of Europe and headed the European Cooperation Department of the Foreign Ministry. In 2000-2008 he was an aide to the Belarusian president. He was appointed foreign minister in August 2012.
EU Calling for International Tribunals in Ukraine for Alleged Russian War Crimes
HUGE developments on the world stage, as the member Nations of the EU are pushing to create a “specialized court” for “International Tribunals”, backed by the UN, to be held in Ukraine, to prosecute Russian military and political leaders for “starting the war” in Ukraine.
This comes in response to Russia’s push at the Ninth Review Conference of the BWC, to makes changes to the UN Security Council to address the US/NATO biological military research being conducted in Ukraine. Russia have no way to hold the US accountable via BWC investigation, due to diplomatic immunity held by the United States as one of the 5 permanent seats on the UN Security Council.
Now, the irony is, the West are trying to use the UN to investigate Russia, but the West are unable to do so because Russia is ALSO one of the 5 permanent seats on the UN Security Council. The actions today by the EU show that the West are looking to circumvent the rules of the UN so that Russia cannot veto an investigation. The same rules of International Law that Russia have been following, the West don’t want to follow them in return.
Russia responded today with a statement from Ambassador Gatilov, from the Ninth Review Conference of the BWC in Geneva.
Essentially, the West are looking for cheap and frankly non-legal ways to “prosecute” Russia with no standing in International Law. The West are trying to hold show-trials as a means of propaganda/theater against Russia and more importantly as means of DEFLECTION from their legitimate crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine, because they have lost their control on the narrative.
While Russia have been operating through the proper diplomatic channels to sound the alarm on US/NATO war crimes in Ukraine via biological production and usage, the West have been dismissing these allegations as “Russian Disinformation” for months, despite the large body of incontrovertible evidence.
What we are witnessing is that the mechanics of UN are heavily flawed. Any of the permanent members of the Security Council have immunity to commit crimes against humanity as much as they like, because they can veto any UN action or investigations into themselves.
Objectively speaking, Russia are 100% in the right, and the West are simply acting like Democrats; using projection, deflection, deceit, lies, and propaganda, to keep the public unaware of the growing allegations of US biological malfeasance in Ukraine.
Imagine if the opposite were true. Imagine if Russia used espionage to start a violent civil war to overthrow a nation on our border, let’s call it Canada, then established a puppet government and used Canada as a proxy for all their biological research, money laundering, child trafficking, drug trafficking, human experimentation, etc. And then we find out they are making biological weapons on our border and are trying to put nukes there as well, and then a global shutdown is justified via a genetically enhanced pathogen (bioweapon) that “escaped” as a result of this biological malfeasance going on on our border.
That’s EXACTLY what the US have done to Russia, and yet the West say that it was Russia who “started” the war. WRONG. This war started in 2005 when the Deep State, via then Senator Barack Obama, set up their foothold in Ukraine and began their plan to turn Ukraine into a bioweapons production zone.
The US claim it was to “destroy” the former Soviet Union’s chemical, biological, and physical weaponry left in Ukraine. 17 years later, we can see that the Deep State had much more in mind than just weapons disposal. Now it’s widely accepted that Ukraine is a US proxy, spearheaded by the ruling families of the DNC, and the biological activity there is no longer a conspiracy theory.
In conclusion, the West are trying to divert attention away from the exposure of their biological network in Ukraine. They are deploying the old nazi/DNC go-to play of “accuse the other side of that which you are guilty”.
Just like the Deep State launching ANOTHER propaganda probe into Trump as a response to the Hunter Biden investigation launched by Congress. They rely on a counter narrative to prevent the sheep from waking up to their crimes. The EU and US Democrats use the same playbook because they belong to the same entity. The Deep State.
However, their level of panic suggests we are winning. The Deep State can’t keep the lid on the biolabs in Ukraine. Even the mainstream media admit that the public are widely aware of the nefarious biological activity in Ukraine.
26% of Americans are now aware of US bioweapon manufacturing in Ukraine, and the rest of them are in denial.
'I've been waiting since I moved here to see Mauna Loa go off, it's supposed to be spectacular,' he said. 'It's kind of exciting that it´s finally erupting.'
Double trouble! Incredible helicopter footage captures 'rare and sacred' moment Hawaii's Mauna Loa spouts huge lava fountains while its sister volcano 20 miles away ALSO erupts
Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, erupted Monday morning on Hawaii's Big Island
United States Geological Survey says there is no risk of magma fall but an ash fall advisory is in place
Some residents on Big Island have flocked to see the dangerous event, despite warnings from the governor
Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984; today brings an end to its longest ever quiet period
Others are cautiously watching for lava flows and have been told to be ready to evacuate if necessary
The last eruption lasted more than two weeks - but did not flow into any of the island's communities
Captivating aerial footage captured close-up views of a jet of lava spewing up from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano after it erupted late Sunday for the first time in decades.
Worsening matters, is that the momentous occasion - which has put the tens of thousands living Hawaii's Big Island on high alert - has been compounded by the fact that its sister volcano 20 miles away also erupted, something that has not transpired since Loa's last discharge in 1984.
Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, erupted for the first time in 38 years Sunday night, attracting scores of onlookers desperate to catch a glimpse of the event - while scaring off others all too aware of the risks.
The rare 'dual eruption' marked the end of Mauna Loa’s longest quiet period in history, and came four years after an eruption from the Kilauea volcano, located 20 miles east on Hawaii's big island, left 700 residences destroyed.
Areas in the immediate vicinity of both volcanoes have since been deemed by local officials to be at 'extreme risk' of encountering lava flows from the simultaneous eruptions - despite assurance provided by scientists Monday that the lava had deviated to an area where it does not pose a risk to communities.
Still, the uncertainty was unnerving for many who packed up and left their homes on the scenic isle, which is home to a handful of A-list stars such as Pierce Brosnan and Matthew McConaughey.
Loa's eruption nearly 40 years ago lasted more than two weeks - but did not flow into any of the island's communities. Officials said Monday that should be the case this time around as well, but warned to be wary of the lava and emissions left by the simultaneous disasters.