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Amazing: Photos Of The Incredible Bombshelter Fortress Where The Wikileaks Archives Are Stored

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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:25 AM
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Forget Amazon. Wikileaks has far better host for its secret information.

The Wikileaks archive is now stored in a former bomb shelter in Sweden, according to the LA Times. The ultra-secure location in the Pionen White Mountains features solid-steel doors that could withstand a nuclear attack. Inside the high-tech facility looks like the Batcave.

Wikileaks had previously used this facility but switched to Amazon earlier this year.

Joseph Lieberman will have a harder time shutting down this one:

Pictures:

Behind solid steel doors




Another computer glamor shot



A woman stands alone



She has a meeting



Filled with high-tech computers



For some reason it's filled with elevated walkways, tropical plants, and neon lights



In the Pionen White Mountains of Sweden



Is this where Julian Assange plots the next leak?



Just think what secrets are on those servers



Looks like they even have dry ice



More computers in the ice cave



With wi-fi



The fateful servers









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Just amazing if this is real.
edit on 8-12-2010 by Gemwolf because: Added ex tags




posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:27 AM
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It is amazing, but it has been posted before.

With a cool 3d type picture, that you could actually "walk around" inside the place.

VvV



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:28 AM
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When SHTF, I sure hope they have enough dry ice to keep those smoke machines going on forever!



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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Perhaps it can withstand a nuclear attack, but what about Solid Snake? Sam Fischer?

(Point: Reminds me of a video game, hah. "you must find the hidden entrance to wikileaks facility."



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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Funny that Assange chose to turn himself in, rather than lock himself up with all his buddies and important documents. Maybe he's claustrophobic - Oh wait, he's in a cell right now.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:36 AM
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Just to avoid any confusion. The data centre doesn't belong to Wikileaks. The facility is that of Sweden's biggest ISP.

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Facts about the data center:

* Originally a nuclear bunker: The data center is housed in what was originally a military bunker and nuclear shelter during the Cold War era. The facility still has the code name from its military days: Pionen White Mountains.

* Located in central Stockholm below 30 meters (almost 100 ft) of bedrock: The facility has 1110 sqm (11950 sq ft) of space and is located below 30 meters of solid bedrock (granite) right inside the city.

* Fully redesigned in 2007-2008: Pionen was completely redesigned in 2007-2008 to become the data center that it is today. More than 4,000 cubic meters (141,300 cubic ft) of solid rock was blasted away to make more room.

* Can withstand a hydrogen bomb: The bunker was designed to be able to withstand a near hit by a hydrogen bomb.

* Houses the Network Operations Center for one of Sweden’s largest ISPs: The bunker houses the NOC for all of Bahnhof’s operations. They have five data centers in Sweden, Pionen being the largest. The facility also acts as a co-location hosting center, so you can actually put your own servers here.

* German submarine engines for backup power: Backup power is handled by two Maybach MTU diesel engines producing 1.5 Megawatt of power. The engines were originally designed for submarines, and just for fun the people at Pionen have also installed the warning system (sound horns) from the original German submarine.

* 1.5 megawatt of cooling for the servers: Cooling is handled by Baltimore Aircoil fans producing a cooling effect of 1.5 megawatt, enough for several hundred rack-mounted units.
* Triple redundancy Internet backbone access: The network has full redundancy with both fiber optics and extra copper lines with three different physical ways into the mountain. Pionen is one the best-connected places in northern Europe.

* Work environment with simulated daylight and greenhouses: For a pleasant working environment the data center has simulated daylight, greenhouses, waterfalls and a huge 2600-liter salt water fish tank.
* Staff: 15 employees, only senior technical staff, work full time in Pionen.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:38 AM
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Bombshelter Fortress Where The Wikileaks Archives ARE STORED.

I did not said that this belongs to wikileaks.
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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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Ah I see now.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:59 AM
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I didn't say that's what you said. I just noticed some folks (specifically on the linked sites) are under the impression that it's a Wikileaks facility. Just wanted to make sure that people aren't under the wrong impression.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 04:01 AM
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Thanks Gemwolf.

Sfy.

Gday.


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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 08:03 AM
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Where?



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:49 PM
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Did Jorel move in from Krypton, or did Bond beat him to the punch?



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 04:18 AM
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Looks like they let Al Jezzera in with cameras.

Here's a vid.




posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 04:31 AM
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There's more.

WikiLeaks CableGate: A Look Inside The Wiki-Cave


Thanks



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 09:09 AM
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Those pics go way beyond fauxtographs and actually look more like stock scfi photos taken on a constructed set.
Sorry to burst any bubbles but the only underground bunker that WL is operating from is a basement.



posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho
Those pics go way beyond fauxtographs and actually look more like stock scfi photos taken on a constructed set.
Sorry to burst any bubbles but the only underground bunker that WL is operating from is a basement.



They don't operate from there, their data is stored there, on the servers. Like others mentioned, the actual facility is used by an ISP.



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