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Anders Behring Breivik: Norway court finds him sane – 21 years in jail


August  24, 2012
 

LIVE: Coverage of Anders Behring Breivik verdict

A Norwegian court has found that mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is sane and sentenced him to 21 years in jail.

Breivik admitted killing 77 people and wounding more than 240 others when he bombed central Oslo and then opened fire at an island youth camp last year.

He insisted he was sane and refused to plead guilty, seeking to justify his attacks by saying they were necessary to stop the “Islamisation” of Norway.

Prosecutors had called for him to be considered insane.

The five judges were unanimous in ruling that Breivik was sane.

He was convicted of terrorism and premeditated murder, and given the maximum sentence of 21 years’ imprisonment.

However, that can be prolonged at a later date if he is deemed to remain a danger to society.

Delivering the verdict, Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen imposed a sentence of “preventive detention,” a special prison term for criminals considered dangerous to society.

She set the minimum length of imprisonment to 10 years.

Read more : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19365616

Denver Batman massacre: 12 people killed at Dark Knight premiere


Friday, 20 July 2012

UPDATE 11:46 GMT:  12 people dead and 50 wounded.

Local media sources in Colorado are reporting that 12 people have been killed at the premiere of Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises in the suburbs of Denver.

Brenda Stuart, of 850 KOA Radio, said the victims were shot dead but there may have also been an explosion.

She said police are looking for a second explosive device at the movie theatre.

One suspect has been detained.

As many as 40 people are believed to have been injured in the attack.
Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/denver-batman-massacre-10-people-killed-at-dark-knight-premiere-16187436.html#ixzz219SOUozV

Turkish Daily: CIA and Mossad behind Syria Bombings


Thursday, 10 May 2012

‘The Turkish daily Aydinlik said that suicide bombings represent a way of incitement carried out by the CIA and Mossad agents in Iraq, and are applied now in Syria, Lebanese daily Al-Benaa reported.

“CIA and Mossad agents have carried out – and still – various attacks in several countries including Iraq, Pakistan and Libya,” Aydinlik stated in a report published Monday. The report made it clear that the agents have bombed mosques during the occupation of Iraq in order to incite Shiites against Sunnis and vice versa.

“Those agents have achieved their goal where most of their operations were targeting Shiite and Sunnite mosques. All bombings were declared suicide attacks, while the suicide bombers were announced killed, but the fact is contrary to what was claimed,” the daily added.’

Read more: Turkish Daily: CIA and Mossad behind Syria Bombings

A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima


 http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/04/a-visual-tour-of-the-fuel-pools-of-fukushima.html

Do You Know What the Fuel Pools Actually Look Like?

 

You already know that Fukushima’s fuel pool number 4 may be the single greatest threat, but that pool number 3 is very dangerous as well.

You’ve heard that unit 3′s fuel pool contains less radioactive material than unit 4 … but still a tremendous amount of radiation. Scientific American reported last year:

The pools at each reactor are thought to have contained the following amounts of spent fuel, according to The Mainichi Daily News:

• Reactor No. 1: 50 tons of nuclear fuel
• Reactor No. 2: 81 tons
• Reactor No. 3: 88 tons
• Reactor No. 4: 135 tons
• Reactor No. 5: 142 tons
• Reactor No. 6: 151 tons
• Also, a separate ground-level fuel pool contains 1,097 tons of fuel; and some 70 tons of nuclear materials are kept on the grounds in dry storage.

You’ve learned that unit 3′s reactor was the only one at Fukushima which burned plutonium. As Japan Times notes:

Reactor 3 … uses highly dangerous mixed oxide fuel, Tokyo Electric has reported.

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No. 3 reactor is the only one at the crippled power station that was powered by the plutonium-uranium MOX

You’ve gotten the fact that – if the water drains out for any reason – it will cause a fire in the fuel rods, as the zirconium metal jacket on the outside of the fuel rods could very well catch fire within hours or days after being exposed to air. See this, this, this and this. (And that even a large solar flare could knock out the water-circulation systemsfor the pools.)

You’ve listened to experts say that – unless the rods are removed from the fuel pools before a major earthquake strikes (using special equipment which keeps the rods submerged in water the whole time) – they will likely catch fire and release huge amounts of radioactivity. See this and this – starting at 4 minutes into the video.

You’ve read that – after reviewing photos from several different angles – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s initial impressions were that spent fuel pool number 3 might not be there at all, and that nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen said a couple of days ago:

Unit 3 is worse [than No. 4]. It’s mechanically its rubble, the pool is rubble. It’s got less fuel in it. It faces the same problem. Structurally the pool has been dramatically weakened. And, god nobody has even gotten near it yet.

And you may caught the recent headline that a 35-ton machine fell into spent fuel pool 3. As Kyodo News reports:

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Friday found that a 35-ton machine had dropped inside the spent fuel pool of the No. 3 unit, possibly because of a hydrogen explosion that occurred in the early stage of plant’s nuclear accident last year.

Tokyo Electric Power Co., commonly known as TEPCO, reported the finding after placing a camera inside the water-filled pool the same day to prepare for removing, as part of the decommissioning process, the nuclear fuel stored there.

One photo showed part of the machine, originally located above the pool and used to insert and remove fuel, appeared to have dropped onto the nuclear fuel storage racks.

But – until you see pictures – it is hard to get a sense of what all this means.

Here’s a picture just released by Tepco of the giant machine in the fuel pool :

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And another new Tepco photo showing other tangled wreckage inside the pool:

AJ201204140044M A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

The following graphics from Ashai news show how the crane is normally used to move spent fuel rods in and out of the pool. Here’s the crane bringing in a special container to hold the rods:

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

Loading spent fuel rods into the container:

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

The crane then lifts the rod-carrying container up:

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

And then away from the pool:

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

Keep in mind that the machine which fell into pool number 3 was part of the crane “used to insert and remove fuel”, and so now there is no easy way to remove the fuel from the fuel pool. And the crane at unit 4 is also broken:

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

Still confused?

Let’s look at some more pictures …

Before the Quake

Here is where the fuel pools are located in the Fukushima reactors:

 Japan Fukushima Spent Fuel A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima
Here are pictures Unit 3′s fuel pool before the earthquake, and the fuel pool crane:

R3 crane A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

R3crane A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

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R3 insidebefore A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

R3sfp A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

This shot is during repairs at reactor 4 before the earthquake – but gives a sense of scale:

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After the Quake

Here is the green fuel pool crane at unit 4 after the earthquake:

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pict32 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

The view from above the crane at fuel pool 4:

R4 sfp4 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

 A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

(“SFP” in these photos refers to the spent fuel pool.)

Former fuel pool nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen notes that – for at least some period after the earthquake – the fuel pool had insufficient water, and the nuclear rods were sticking out into the air:

Here is water later being poured into fuel pool 4:

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Reactor 3 is a mess:

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HouseofOust notes of this picture:

Oval is the reactor well location. Lines on the left side of the image outline the crane that seems to have fallen over or been crushed. Spent fuel pool outlined in the foreground.

LARGE3 4b A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

And of this picture:

Perspective lines are drawn to show where the deck should be and how much is gone. A circle shows the beam apex to appoximate the reactor well. Spent fuel pool is again seen off to the right and outlined. Marked structure in the foreground is the end of the refueling crane.

LARGE3 5b A Visual Tour of the Fuel Pools of Fukushima

Now can you see what’s going on?

Russia Is Massing Troops On Iran’s Northern Border And Waiting For A Western Attack


Wednesday, 11 April 2012 06:36

‘The Russian military anticipates that an attack will occur on Iran by the summer and has developed an action plan to move Russian troops through neighboring Georgia to stage in Armenia, which borders on the Islamic republic, according to informed Russian sources.

Russian Security Council head Viktor Ozerov said that Russian General Military Headquarters has prepared an action plan in the event of an attack on Iran.’

Read more: Russia Is Massing Troops On Iran’s Northern Border And Waiting For A Western Attack

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines

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Putin Targets Foes with ‘Zombie’ Gun Which Attack Victims’ Central Nervous System


Monday, 02 April 2012 07:29

‘Mind-bending ‘psychotronic’ guns that can effectively turn people into zombies have been given the go-ahead by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The futuristic weapons – which will attack the central nervous system of their victims – are being developed by the country’s scientists. They could be used against Russia’s enemies and, perhaps, its own dissidents by the end of the decade.’

Read more: Putin Targets Foes with ‘Zombie’ Gun Which Attack Victims’ Central Nervous System

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/