Why Has The White House Suddenly Released A Strategy For Dealing With A Catastrophic Meteor Impact?

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As SHTFPlan.com's Mac Slavo notes, we should take notice at the government preparations for disaster, and the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with damaging objects in space.

At the same time, we should take notice at what they are preparing for with all the billions of dollars thrown at defense and survival, it comes in secretive infrastructure for a reclusive sect of power, and in top-down plans to contain the unrest.

 

Preparations for the individual to survive, and be resilient are not being put in place in this government, though many other governments have made such an investment into the lives of individuals. Time and again, these people are told to brace for the worst, with little to show for it. A few have made their preps, and it may yet prove useful in this or some other disaster.

Why Has The White House Suddenly Released A Strategy For Dealing With The Threat Of A Catastrophic Meteor Impact?

Authored by The End Of The American Dream's Michael Snyder,

Does the White House know something that the rest of us do not? As the Obama administration draws to a close, the White House has suddenly released a major document that details a multi-pronged strategy for dealing with the threat of a catastrophic meteor impact. Most of us remember movies such as “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon” that attempted to depict what such a crisis would look like, but up until fairly recently the U.S. government has never seemed to take this kind of threat very seriously.

So what has changed?

Of all the things that the White House could be focusing on, why this?

And this new report is just the latest in a series of measures that the government has taken over the past couple of years to help prepare us for incoming meteors and asteroids. The following is an excerpt from a recent Gizmodo article

Concern over an apocalyptic asteroid strike has risen all the way to the top: The White House released a document this week detailing a strategy for National Near Earth Object (NEO) preparedness. Morgan Freeman would no doubt be proud, although honestly, the nation might have more pressing apocalypse concerns closer to home.

 

Last year brought renewed interest in handling humanity-ending impact events. After a 2014 audit showed that NASA had a cruddy NEO preparedness system, the agency founded a new Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) last year to detect all of our potentially nasty NEO neighbors. The office quickly escalated talk to action, running preparedness drills with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), launching spacecraft to gather asteroid information, and even drawing up plans to nuke the bad boys out of the sky if things get dicey.

NASA continues to assure us that no threat is imminent, so why spend so much time, energy and resources on a non-existent crisis?

If you want to read the 25 page document that the White House just released, it is entitled “National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy” and you can read it for yourself right here.

The document was put together by the Interagency Working Group for Detecting and Mitigating the Impact of Earth-bound Near-Earth Objects, and it outlined seven key objectives that the authors believe are important…

1. Enhance NEO detection, tracking, and characterization capabilities
2. Develop methods for NEO deflection and disruption
3. Improve modelling, predictions, and information integration
4. Develop emergency procedures for NEO impact scenarios
5. Establish NEO impact response and recovery procedures
6. Leverage and support international cooperation
7. Establish coordination and communications protocols and thresholds for taking action

And without a doubt, we definitely do need to enhance our detection abilities. Just the other day, a very large asteroid barely missed us, and we had only discovered it two days earlier

Early Monday morning, while the US East Coast was pouring coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.

 

The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was discovered only Saturday by the University of Arizona’s Catalina Sky Survey, according to an email from Slooh, a company that broadcasts live views of space.

We were very fortunate this time, but the truth is that our planet crosses paths with other giant space rocks on a very regular basis.

In fact, a near-Earth object that is being called “a cross between an asteroid and a comet” will come fairly close to our planet in February

The latter “object”, dubbed the 2016 WF9, was detected by NASA in late November and has left scientist’s scratching their heads.

 

They have described the celestial rock as a cross between an asteroid and a comet.

 

It’s in the middle of its of.9 year orbit between Jupiter and Earth and will approach us on February 25, flying by at a distance of 32million miles from the planet.

Currently, approximately 10,000 major near-Earth objects have been identified by scientists, and about 10 percent of them are one kilometer or larger in size.

If one of those monsters directly hit our planet, we truly would be facing an extinction-level event.

For example, just imagine the kind of devastation that would happen if a large asteroid or meteor hit the Atlantic Ocean. Tsunami waves hundreds of feet tall would be sent racing toward the coasts of North America, South America, Africa and western Europe, and millions upon millions of people would die.

This is something that scientists have actually studied. According to a study conducted at the University of California at Santa Cruz, if a giant meteor did strike the Atlantic Ocean we could potentially see tsunami waves as high as 400 feet slam into the east coast of the United States…

If an asteroid crashes into the Earth, it is likely to splash down somewhere in the oceans that cover 70 percent of the planet’s surface. Huge tsunami waves, spreading out from the impact site like the ripples from a rock tossed into a pond, would inundate heavily populated coastal areas. A computer simulation of an asteroid impact tsunami developed by scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shows waves as high as 400 feet sweeping onto the Atlantic Coast of the United States.

Depending on where the meteor strikes, we could potentially see New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charleston, Miami and countless other major coastal cities all wiped out on a single day.

Right now, 39 percent of all Americans live in a county that directly borders a shoreline.

To say that we are vulnerable to a massive tsunami caused by a meteor impact would be a massive understatement.

And scientists assure us that it will happen someday. In fact, I don’t know if you have noticed, but our area of space seems to have a lot more “traffic” in it these days. NASA tells us that there is nothing to be worried about, but others are concerned that something may be coming toward us or that we are moving toward something.

Ultimately, we need to remember that we are essentially a speck of dust hurtling through a massive galaxy at incredibly high speeds, and our galaxy is only an extremely small part of an absolutely enormous and ever changing universe.

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yrad's picture

Damn you, Russia!!!

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) wee-weed up Jan 13, 2017 12:33 AM

Catastrophic Meteor Impact = code word for NUKES

Eastern Europe will be toasts. They only have tanks

http://dailywesterner.com/news/2017-01-13/russia-outraged-says-us-tanks-...

A Nanny Moose's picture

Extraterrestrial false flag? we found aluminum tubing, and some receipts.

War of the Worlds.....Bytchez!

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Say what you will, but this recent podcast discusses just this. Released last week.

https://youtu.be/BC0aB0YtkL4

In short, the dome needs energizing ;)

Pinto Currency's picture

Again, too late.
The meteor was Donald Trump.

Mr. Universe's picture

It's aliens I tell you, look here we found this passport from Alpha Centari right nearbye.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) Mr. Universe Jan 13, 2017 1:18 AM

Giant Meteor 2020!!!

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Because the effects and consequences of a mega asteroid are closest to the ones of a nuclear war.

Ignatius's picture

Let's see now.  They train and run drills for terror and terror happens.  Here they drill for a cataclysmic event and... let's just say that man made cataclysms are easier to engineer than calling in a meteor.

Dormouse's picture

Kinetic Weapon, "Rods of God" to keep King Hussein in power.

BuddyEffed's picture

Meteor strategy is the same strategy for handling a variety of disturbances in the force.

HRH Feant's picture

Let me throw a rock!

See! You looked!

cossack55's picture

It would at least be a third party with 'breakthru" possibilities 

Lorca's Novena's picture

New Movie for 2017: "SharkMeteor"  ....

CPL's picture

I smell Oscar!  The script will probably just write itself.

y3maxx's picture

-Replace asteroid strike with nuclear strike.

there fixed it for ya

HowardBeale's picture

Yes you did: Compare the atmospheric effects of a large asterod impact with the effect of a few nuclear explosions and you may find an explanation for the sudden emphasis...

Dude-dude's picture

The effects aren't necessarily identical - there are key differences between the two in terms of radiological atmospheric effects.  Mid-term, there would be more people alive in the NEO collision scenarios than with the nuclear war scenarios because of the effects of atmospheric toxcity on survivors. Longer term, both are similar - a 'nuclear winter' that would last for 5-10 years.  Models show that the Southern tip of Chile and Antarctica will be least impacted by a nuke war (e.g. see http://www.nucleardarkness.org).  Unfortunately these habitable areas would be wiped out by secondary deflection waves from the initial set of tital waves.  Just a thought... 

 

 

Troy Ounce's picture

 

 

Nobody will ever know if it were 100 atomic bombs detonated or a meteorite. Smart move assholes,

Climate schmange apparently running out of BS steam?

detached.amusement's picture

what's the over under on schlomo flipping the table if he loses enough hands

Half_Irish's picture

The bastards are always trying to instill fear in us with something. 

old naughty's picture

doubt that...

doubt Put-in too...

Death Star Niburu? Ummmmmm may "not be a factor" !?

So whatever it is       your gyess is as good...

OverTheHedge's picture

This is all you need to know about everything cosmic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buqtdpuZxvk

 

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

this report's timing isnt suspicious. Its just a project that wont have its funding continued under trump, im guessing, when they thought they had a hillary gravy train to keep writing it.

So theyz jez publishing it now so they have something to show for their diddling around

cheech_wizard's picture

Always follow the money. When has that ever changed?

TwelveOhOne's picture

Scanning through this article I see the acronym for Near Earth Object all over the place.  Makes me think they're subliminally channelling the Matrix.

modest_proposal's picture

Or, less confrontationally. The study group set their time-line so they'd have final (reviewed, signed off, etc) product complete before the end of the administration. Those time lines would have been set before the election...

Jim in MN's picture

"Hmmmm...I didn't know they had plywood on the Moon..."

 

==Mystery Science Theater 3000

IndyPat's picture

The only tv worth watching.
They need to bring this back.

Although, if they do, imma need to find a weed connection. Might be hard to do.

Been square a while. Outta the loop.

cbxer55's picture

I get Mystery Science Theater 3000 via wascally wabbit ears. It's still out there, just got to ditch cable and dish.

I don't watch TeeVee often. This show is on a channel called Comet. Not too terrible.

tarabel's picture

 

 

I picked up a full set, including the early Minnesota PBS ones, on ebay for 60 bucks. Some of the record quality ain't so hot but I got em all for the survival vault

It saved me a fortune since I was buying the 4-packs bit-by-bit when the auction price was right.

Boomberg's picture

MST3K is available on one of those net movie services, Netflix, Hudu, Vudu, etc. A friend has it but all the technology, I don't understand.

Jim in MN's picture

I was a backer.  The largest film/TV Kickstarter in history.  All goals smashed.

You're welcome.

TwelveOhOne's picture

"What's he going to do, blink me to death??!?"  That has a special place in my heart, from decades ago...

tarabel's picture

 

 

Don't worry. The aliens will drop their IDs on the floor when they vaporize Baltimore.

shining one's picture

Was thinking the same thing. Use a nuke and blame it on an astroid.

land_of_the_few's picture

Those tanks are nothing to do with those countries. They "have" jack.

AViewFromDublin's picture

The elites could dispense quite easily with the useless eaters by disguising a nuke with a hologram of a meteor ;)

 

xythras's picture

"Fake (Nukes) News"

Implied Violins's picture

Actually, it isn't:

https://www.sott.net/article/309988-NASA-space-data-supports-citizens-ob...

This stuff is cyclical. Read Graham Hancock's "Magicians of the Gods". We are overdue for another round of comets. Why are the elite so interested in underground bases, Antarctica and seed vaults?