Hi ATS! I'm not certain this is the right forum, but accidental or not, I figured this belongs more in "Dissecting Disinformation" (maybe
MISinformation?) than "World War III."
Japan’s public broadcaster on Tuesday accidentally sent news alerts that North Korea had launched a missile and that citizens should take
shelter — just days after the government of Hawaii had sent a similar warning to its citizens.
Tuesday in Japan, another
false incoming ballistic missile alert.
Sure, either one could
have been a mistake, but twice in a few days, with completely different individuals - and possibly (I don't know) alert
Japan issued their "WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!" retraction 5 minutes after the alert.
I can see the possibility of a nervous operator in Japan, so focused on "don't screw this up", that they screw it up. Happens all the time in life. I
was throwing a baseball against a brick wall near a window as a teen. Must have thrown about 80 pitches in a row, most right in the strike zone. A kid
came by and said, "be careful or you'll break the window." Sure enough, next pitch was 3 feet off target, breaking the window. So I'll take that as a
I find it less likely otherwise that it was random chance. Sure, these things are probably being tested and updated more right now as Big Kimberly
grows more capable, and less stable by the day, but the coincidence just seems to be TOO much.
With this second incident of "operator error", I'm leaning further toward it being done on purpose - some kind of early steps, pre-war psy-op prep on
our (US/Japan) population. Planting a seed to grow into further fear and awareness of the threat which we maybe need to pre-emptively do something
The far-less likely, more "woo" possibility I can imagine is that nukes flew for real and were missile-defensed out of the sky, and this is cover-up.
Since I don't know the limits of cover-up capabilities, I can't say this isn't a possibility, though I don't think it's a likely
edit on 1/17/2018 by dogstar23 because: Screwed up a whole paragraph