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I hear voices but there's no one there
You speak to me in another language
Computer says it's a binary code
It's such a pity, I can't understand it..........
originally posted by: mirageman
a reply to: joelr
Surprised you didn't spot the answer as it's already in the thread.
It's only 36 pages long for god sake!
Orfordness lighthouse 'perilously' close to falling into sea
A lighthouse is "perilously close" to falling into the sea after being exposed by coastal erosion, a charity trust has warned.
The Orfordness lighthouse, in Suffolk, is 10m (32ft) from the sea after the gap halved over the past four years. ....
Nicholas Gold, of the Orfordness Lighthouse Trust, said a £10,000 appeal had been set up for urgent repairs.
Storms forecast for this week pose a "real risk" of causing "significant damage" to the lighthouse, he said.
The trust said strong winds and high tides had eroded the shore around the Grade II-listed building, built in 1792.
"If the work is not carried out in the next few weeks, the lighthouse will, in all likelihood, not be standing in a year's time," said Mr Gold.
"It's perilously close to falling in the sea."........
Source : BBC
Suffice to say, yes, eh-um, these bases were critically important to the NATO military alliance and at a time where we perhaps came closer than most people realise to a third World War and I . . . the full story of the whole relationship between the Soviet Union and Poland and, you know, just how close we came to Armageddon."
A subject which for years the MoD had told Parliament and the media was of very little interest and then it transpired, oh by the way, and the number stands at about 52,000 pages of documentation on all of this. Some of which was at very high levels of classification like 'Secret UK Eyes only' for example.
... There will be a final batch [document release] some time in 2016 at a time yet to be announced. They said they that they finished it in June 2013, and then there was a slight, 'oh whoops we've forgotten some files' and the've dug up 18 more.
Q. What do you think happened back then?
A. I can tell you what it wasn't. It wasn't a lighthouse. It wasn't a—a hoax; a prank. It wasn't a secret prototype spyplane, or drone, or anything like that. ... this event is unexplained. Unexplained means unexplained ... it is a genuine mystery.
Q. They [Burroughs, Penniston, among others] believe this was a cover-up from the beginning. Do you agree with that?
A. Yes. I suppose in a sense I played a part in that. When I worked at the MOD I had to follow the party line n saying that these events were 'of no defence significance'. ... more a question of downplaying this thing. ... Franky, it's clear from the MoD own files and documents that we thought this was extremely interesting and significant.
originally posted by: Defragmentor
*grinning, shaking head* And Portillo doesn't even flinch. Incredible.
7, (NS) ASSESSMENT:
ASSESS THAT THE SOVIETS REMAIN AT AN ADVANCED STATE OF COMBAT READINESS IN AND AROUND POLAND. THEY HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO INTERVENE MILITARILY WITH AN INITIAL FORCE OF UP TO 25 DIVISIONS WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING, SUPPORTED BY A SECOND ECHELON AT 36/48 HOURS NOTICE TO MOVE.
HOWEVER, BEFORE SUCH A MOVE, WE WOULD ANTICIPATE SOME LEAD TIME WITH A NUMBER OF INDICATORS STEMMING FROM WITHIN POLAND ITSELF AND TIED TO THE DOMESTIC SCENE. THESE INDICATORS ARE CURRENTLY NOT PRESENT THANKS TO A RELATIVE LESSENING OF TENSION, ALTHOUGH THE INTERNAL POLISH SITUATION STILL REMAINS TENSE AND WILL CONTINUE TO REFLECT THE CONTRADICTIONS WITHIN POLISH SOCIETY DURING THE COMING 14 DAYS AT LEAST.
WE FEEL THAT THE EXAMINATION OF THESE INTERNAL INDICATORS REMAINS OUR BEST WAY OF ANALYSING SOVIET INTENTIONS DURING THE CRITICAL PERIOD, AS THEY ARE THE VERY FACTORS THAT THE SOVIETS THEMSELVES WILL USE TO MAKE AN INTERVENTION DECISION, UNLESS IT HAS ALREADY BEEN TAKEN. THIS PRESENT LACK OF CONFRONTATION ON THE POLISH DOMESTIC SCENE MAY LEAD TO THE SUGGESTION THAT THE PROSPECT OF IMMEDIATE SOVIET MILITARY INTERVENTION HAS RECEDED. WE NOW ASSESS THAT WE COULD HAVE 24 TO 48 HOURS WARNING BASED ON THE INTERNAL SITUATION OF ANY IMPENDING SOVIET INTERVENTION, UNLESS THE DECISION HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN MADE BY THE SOVIETS TO INTERVENE AT A TIME AND SITUATION OF THEIR CHOOSING IN WHICH CASE WE COULD HAVE LITTLE OR NO WARNING.
According to the Soviet plans, two of the three Polish armies were to cross Germany to invade Holland, Belgium and France. The remaining third was to attack and conquer Denmark. Colonel Kuklinski realized that being outnumbered in the arsenal of conventional weapons, the West would have no choice but to resort to nuclear warheads. In his decision to expose Soviet strategic plans to the West, he believed he was giving NATO a chance to answer Soviet attacks without a nuclear offensive on Polish communication targets.
Today, it has been confirmed that Soviet generals lied when they argued they had only planned a conventional war in Europe. Documents confirming the USSR's readiness to go into a nuclear war have been found in the East Germany's archives. The Soviets had planned to launch about 60 nuclear weapons, each of them 10 times as powerful as the one the U.S. had dropped on Hiroshima.
At a meeting with the General Staff of the USSR Armed Forces, in accordance with orders from Gen. Jaruzelski's Defense Ministry, Gen. Hupalowski and Col. Puchala endorsed a plan to admit into Poland (under the pretext of maneuvers) the Soviet Army (SA), the National People's Army of the GDR (NVA), and the Czechoslovak People's Army (CLA). Documents and reproduced portions of the plans [for joint intervention] were presented to show that the following forces are to be sent into Poland: three armies comprising 15 SA divisions, one army comprising two CLA divisions, and the staff of one army and one division from the NVA. In total, the intervening group initially will consist of 18 divisions.
originally posted by: ctj83
a reply to: mirageman
Was the static mist only present for the third night encounter?