When things are investigated, knowledge is extended. When knowledge is extended, the will becomes sincere. When the will is sincere, the mind is correct. When the mind is correct, the self is cultivated. -- Confucius
Politically correct ideals are garbage: true wisdom comes from decades of deep thought and neutral observation. Only a so-called sociopath could ascertain wisdom from this crazy world in a neutral way. Cool thoughts- uncorrupted by modern politics, social norms, or societal ideals- are required for wisdom. Questioning everything, and going against the grain on all universally accepted norms is the path to true intelligence. The Gods notice this.


Chemtrails Re-examined...

'Chemtrails' are not contrails, but chemically laden trails of metals, biological agents, and other elements sprayed from the rear of jets for clandestine purposes. 

When jets leave visible trails of vapor from their exhaust, it is called 'contrails'. These dissipate within one minute or less. They are vapors from the jet engine exhaust which freeze- similar to our breath being visible when it is cold out. After a minute or less, it disappears, as our breath does- (normal). With 'chemtrails', as they have been dubbed, the trail behind a jet is not dissipated and remains all day long, while spreading out to cover large areas such as the whole visible sky. It can occasionally have weird oil-slick style rainbow hues as well- (not normal).

It is obvious to any who have the cognizance to simply look up. Unfortunately, most people do not, and when asked to will not. This is due to the decades of fluoride poisoning of municipal water supplies, commingled with government scripted media propaganda and brainwashing all of our lives...but let's not go there right now..So if someone tells you something horrible is going on and all you have to do to verify it is look at the sky, and the government tells you not to- then will you become an aware individual or a mindless robot? Go outside right now and look at the sky....Did you see unusual 'clouds' like described above? (If not, check the sampling of pictures below- or in link [1].)

over Lake Manawa IA

near Glenwood IA

US 34 near Glenwood IA, looking West toward Offut AFB on 01/28/16

The documentaries make it seem like this phenomena is everywhere/all the time. It is not. It happens more in the South and Southwest, and mainly in front of weather fronts. It also has been reported mainly in the Western nations, especially NATO states. You can look at the blue sky now and then, maybe frequently depending upon where you live, but chemtrails are real and in recent years have become nearly omnipresent in the West, especially the USA.

Lots of scientists have been studying this on their own. Some went up in airplanes and took samples of the sprayed stuff. Some took air and water samples; some have been tracking the soil's pH. Others track disease vectors and trends. All have properly researched and documented data to prove that not only is there something wrong- but many things are wrong!

The forests' trees are being coated in layers of very fine aluminum particles. Since aluminum is an accelerant (commonly used in fireworks), when forest fires occur, they are much more extreme. The micro-arthropods that make the soil biologically useful are dying out fast. The soil itself is changing its pH and becoming neutral. This makes it harder for plants to live in it.Trees are dying on a large scale as well from aluminum buildup in their bark. Trees cannot live without healthy bark. 

The immediate effects include soaring respiratory and sinus infections and other ailments such as asthma. Increased mold and fungi in the air are blamed. Longer term, cancers have risen dramatically. Morgellons disease[2] has suddenly appeared. Arterial occlusions and Alzheimer's disease have become epidemic. This is likely due to the fact that aluminum is considered to be highly carcinogenic when ingested into the body, not to mention its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and cause Alzheimer's. When an aluminum ion combines with a magnesium ion, and are breathed in, they clog arteries pretty badly. Barium in the body causes potassium depletion, which can cause muscle problems including heart palpitations.

How does all this tie in? Chemtrails have been found to contain aluminum, barium, magnesium, titanium, and strontium. Sprayed areas have enormously unnatural levels of all of these- especially the aluminum and barium- in their water, soil, and air.

If you don't want to believe the scientists for some reason, check for yourself. First look up what the natural levels are of these elements. Then note what the 'unsafe' levels are. If you want to test the air, use a HEPA filter; for the water use sterile jars such as brand new mason jars to catch rainwater. Get some pH test strips to test your soil. Have your local university examine these samples and let people know what they say.

It is really so obvious and provable, that there needn't be any debate. Besides the data, can anyone explain why certain planes leave trails that do not go away? What about the fact that these planes like to make patterns with their everlasting trails? Tic-tac-toes, X's, pinwheels, grids, dashes, really?? Just look up. Unless the govt. decides to tell you that airline pilots get confused and turn around six times, so the pinwheels are a coincidence. All over the world, every day. Or--did some group of pilots make the design on purpose??? Then when they tell us it did not happen, despite it being in front of our eyes, we know there is something evil going on. And what is going on?

That is the big question: not if, but why? It is happening, but WHY?

Theories abound. The main ones are:
1. environmental modification for benevolent reasons,
2. geophysical change for profit by corporations,
3. military operations, including HAARP, VTRPE, and 'scalar weapons',
4. electromagnetic operations, and,
5. biological operations for population control.
Any of these are possible, quite possibly combinations thereof, or perhaps even all of them at once. Some are more likely than others though, as several important factors are rarely considered by people already talking about this subject:

1. Environmental modification?
This assumes that the government is carrying out a massive secret operation to help us. Yeah, right. If they cared about global warming, legal actions would have been initiated decades ago, but instead America drags its feet on everything from EPA enforcement to international clean air treaties. They even set off a nuclear bomb recently in the desert to test a new missile- that's clean air for ya...Inundating the atmosphere with aluminum particles makes the greenhouse effect much worse, and is actually causing droughts. This is not to mention the killing of trees and decimation of the soil. There is no helpful effect with this- only a plethora of harm. Reflection of the sun's heat or radiation is a pipe dream.

The most extreme of the paranoid-conspiracist crowd has latched onto this phenomena and come up with their own explanation. They claim that NASA is making the chemtrails to deliberately induce global warming since natural global warming is 'not real', but yet another conspiracy. (These are the same people that perpetuate the "FEMA coffins" malarkey.) Many excellent videos exist of chemtrail spraying, most of which are unfortunately narrated with audio rants from these types (incl. first one embedded below). Just turn down the volume and watch the action.

2. Geophysical change?
It is a fact that many corporations have been excited in recent years about the profit potential of "geo-engineering", which includes controlling the weather, the atmosphere, the climate, and the soil. Regular symposiums are held on this subject, which are not secret. Several documentaries show lectures on this subject at these meetings of corporate bigwigs. Aggressive corporations such as monsanto have been accused of trying to make it impossible to grow anything besides their GMO seeds with the chemtrail programs, but this would be a stretch even for them. Why kill the trees then? Why spray the desert areas? Why spray tiny Hawaii? Their virtual monopoly in the West is already in place, and killing trees just seems like overkill. Other corporations could be running spray programs as tests so they can write up scientific study-like reports for their investors. This is highly likely. The American government would of course allow this despite its human and environmental harm, because they let corporations do whatever they want. That is no secret. Whatever else may be going on, this is probably at least one factor.

3. Military operations?
A disturbing fact is that HAARP seems to be tied into all this. The military admits it has a facility in Alaska which heats the ionosphere for "research". Besides disrupting radar and radio communications, it is supposed that their arrays can cause the ionosphere to raise in a bubble of sorts, which if done at the right time when the jet stream is passing over, could easily tamper with the weather. The original patent for an ionospheric heater describes using barium particles to facilitate this. Since barium is extensively used in chemtrailing, one can only speculate as to what the heck they are doing: controlling the weather?

Although the military implications of being able to control the weather are enormous, and the US department of defense released a document stating they want to be able to do so by 2025, to their chagrin the Russians have their own HAARP-like facility which can possibly offset this tampering- or at least dish out some revenge as warranted.

The commonly assumed military purpose of creating radar blocks with the aluminum is actually absurd. Blocking what? Thanks to spy satellites, the Russians and Chinese both know where all of our bases are, and they do not need to constantly bombard our main landmass with radar for any reason, as if even the infamous OTH (over the horizon) radar could reach that far. Not to mention the Treaty on Open Skies, which allows open surveillance of military activities by other countries. There is just no point in trying to 'block' any radar from anyone unless it is in an active war zone.

Just the same, there is really no point in America constantly bombarding its own landmass with real-time 3D ground mapping radar (VTRPE)[3]. This system is designed for battlefield use, so why use it on your own country when not at war? Claims that chemtrails act as a conduit for this system are meritless speculation.

Just as the corporations could have a secondary beneficial role in this, so does the military. The main purpose is much more nefarious though- even for them.

4. Electromagnetic operations?
This frightening aspect of what could be going on is actually quite disturbing. One of the main ingredients in chemtrail sprays is barium. Barium particles are ionized by ultraviolet rays, prevalent at high altitudes, which causes the atmosphere to become conductive. This by definition creates a plasma. Why would anyone want to make the air into plasma?? Humans are electrical beings[4], and this planet is charged[5]. We cannot survive without a certain voltage and amperage to run our neurons and cellular processes. If that was tampered with in the least, could our minds be controlled? Could we be turned off like a switch? It is likely this is at least being looked into by some agency somewhere...

5. Biological operations?
Considering the laundry list of deleterious health effects of these elements being ingested by us, one has to wonder: could anyone actually gain from the masses getting more cancer, more Alzheimer's, more arterial blockages, more respiratory ailments???Actually- yes. The medical establishment would have a heyday with it. More illness, more chronic conditions, more profits: win-win for them. The health care industry and its evil twin the pharmaceutical industry with its chemical corporate backers makes for a very diabolical mix of people that want the masses sick, sick, sick! Throw in magnesium and you have a smoking gun, as the only possible reason to add it is the fact that conjoining it with the aluminum causes arterial occlusions. And aluminum itself makes a good distraction for people tying it in with radar chaff, while few realize its carcinogenic effects.

Worse, these metallic elements work well as piggybacks for biological agents such as molds, fungi, and Morgellons fibers. The molds and fungi serve to keep the short term illnesses and constant office calls going, and the Morgellons is likely an experimental project straight from Plum Island[6].

The persistent barium in the trails is also interesting. Many assume it is harmless due to the medical practice of drinking barium solution for X-rays, but who said X-rays were healthy either? Barium is used as a rodenticide and causes a multitude of serious ailments including multiple sclerosis[7].

The cancer aspect alone is a cash cow beyond comprehension. The 'average' bills to a cancer patient exceed $25,000. per episode, not considering recurrences. Chemotherapy alone can run from 40-100,000.[8] Current statistics show a 50% chance of men developing cancer at some point, and 33% for women [9]. Changing these odds for the worse will only make the medical industry much richer.

As far as the government conspiring to "depopulate" us, remember that the rich puppet masters need us common folk. We fix their roads, build their mansions, run their oil rigs, grow their food, buy their chemicals- er, medicines- when they make us sick, ad nauseum. Killing most of their wage slaves would be like a plantation owner killing his slaves so he could pick the cotton himself- unheard of then, unlikely now.

So what is going on then? 

The most likely scenario is that corporations buy airliners and have them equipped with spray systems. Some airlines have secretly contracted to have their planes retrofitted with spraying equipment as well. This surely wins them favor with the government for aiding military research as well as earning them much needed profits. The military likely has a fleet of its own converted airliners, which would explain the fact that many planes seen spraying have their transponders off (who else could get away with that? it is a common practice of USAF spy planes). The chemical tanks could be hidden in the rear cargo holds. The formulae of the sprays probably change with each campaign or series of passes over a region, with specific ingredients.They utilize this equipment and info in concerted campaigns, writing them up as experiments which are likely numbered and filed with accompanying medical and environmental statistics. It is a gigantic study to them. Wrecking human health and the environment are surely duly noted. The government allows this as long as the military is allowed access to all studies for its own insights. Correlating this with their HAARP is educational for them as well.

Whatever the connections or motives, it is indeed happening.

What can you do? 

As we all know, our votes do not count and our "representatives" ignore us. We have to look out for ourselves. To mitigate the health detriments, do any or all of the following:

-Wear a mask when outdoors, at least on spray-days. Basic dust masks for woodworking (those white papery masks you can buy really cheap) are nearly as good as medical grade masks.
-Keep your windows closed and use A/C to aerate your house. Also get HEPA air filters for your furnace system. They are more expensive but worth it.
-Take colloidal silver for respiratory/sinus problems, or garlic and mushrooms.
-Utilize flaxseed oil, potassium, and ginger root to offset blood clotting and heavy metal poisoning. 
-If you live in a frequently sprayed area, use a product called Bentonite[10], which absorbs poisonous metals from your body.
-Check links below[esp. 11] and learn all you can. Spread the word, and tell people to look up!
-Consider moving to China, Russia, or Africa to avoid the spraying altogether! Look up keywords such as 'ex-pats' and 'emigrate' for lots of helpful info. Russia is considered to be an organic food lover's dream, BTW! Organic food products are heavily encouraged by their government and GMO crops are banned!
-Think! Look! Act!


1 images of chemtrails 

2 morgellons disease
{note: the wikipedia article on this is a professionally written hit-piece making it seem like all who 'claim' to have it are insane. they offer no pictures nor alternative views. checking sites like one linked here will show this ailment is by no means fake.}

3 VTRPE explained

4 human electrical charge

5 Earth's electrical charge

6 Plum Island 

7 barium hazards (check their links 4,5,& 6 esp.) 

8 how much cancer costs

9 lifetime probability of developing cancer 

10 Bentonite

11 best site on chemtrails

reports and pics/videos of chemtrails in Eastern nations esp. China and Russia are very rare- to the point of not being reliable. if you have evidence of any in these areas, please email me at address on bottom of site. 

(C) james platt 2016. do not repost article or pics


Cats, Vets, and Finality


It all started when I was about 13. My mom worked as a housekeeper at a motel. One day she brought home a cat that had been abandoned there. It was pregnant. A tabby of small stature, I don't even remember her name. We kept the kittens. My sister liked a female tabby, which she later named Reefer. I kept an orange striped male I named Garfield. The others we managed to give away eventually. But there was also Floppy, who liked to relax and be held upside down, and Chelsea, who we kept as a diminutive female orange cat that was really sweet. Eventually Reefer died from apparent poisoning, possibly eating a poisoned rat- we weren't sure. Chelsea died of Leukemia, or FELV(feline leukemia virus). We discarded the litter boxes and bowls and hoped Garf would not catch it. He didn't. There was also Oreo, sister of Chelsea, a black and white gal.  She eventually died of megacolon.

Another cat of this time frame was an unrelated dude my sis picked up in Arkansas somewhere- Blacky, a very intelligent and unique cat that loved to ride in cars just like a dog. His disappearance was suspected to be linked to a crazy old man across the street. Long story there. (willy hanson- burn in hell!) .

So there was then Mr. Garf. I became extremely attached to him and he meant everything to me. It was mutual, and he followed me around like a dog.

At one point my sister got a barn cat from some farmer and gave it to my mom. Not sure why, but she did. He was named Tigger. My dad, who had always been cold to cats, became fond of him. They were close. Dad died of cancer years later and my mom had him herself. When she came down with meningitis and was hospitalized for months, she told me to just take him. I took him in. 

Backing up a little, Tigger and Oreo decided to have a fling and fathered a new litter. I took them in, as I ended up with prego Oreo and Garf. Oreo had two boys and three girls in 1999. I watched their birth. We gave the two boys to a nursing home that was going to start having community pets for their patients. We kept the three girls. One, the smallest, was a grey striped gal my wife named Dutchess. Another, a gray longhair that was larger than average, was named Lursa by me (i'm a trekkie..). The other was a calico we named Ewok (star wars..). 

Around the same time a cat was placed into our enclosed front porch which was an orange short haired male. When we first seen him, he was sitting next to a pumpkin, and looked kinda like one, so that became his name. Pumpkin was a chubby small statured guy that was extremely nice. 

So we ended up with several cats, and kept Pumpkin separated from the others for years until he was neutered. We also moved into an apt. building and befriended a stray there, whom we named Catt. He was a large tomcat, orange. 


When we moved out of state we just had too many and so left him at a no-kill shelter an hour away- the gf did the same with a cat she'd taken in named Toucat. She already had one of deep attachment she was taking along: Velvet. That is another story. 


So we moved with lots of cats, and once in Georgia Pumpkin died because he needed an operation that would have cost 200. in Missouri or Iowa (I checked), 
but every vet in the Atlanta metro wanted to charge us two grand or more. ( I did call literally every vet in the metro!) . 

Pumpkin's gravestone

City vets are criminals. One clinic there tried to charge us just for walking in- “Pull their file for a non-animal consultation!” we heard someone saying. We walked right back out. Another in that city whisked our cat to the back where we could not watch- to clean his ears?!?!

That was Mikey, a large male black tuxedo cat. We took him in because the owners of the business my wife worked for were going to put him down just because they were tired of him. He was not related but established a standoff-ish acceptance with the others. 


While still married, I lost Garf. He was already 14, and I had his teeth cleaned at a vet near me. After that he developed septicemia and ended up dying a painful death- it was awful. The vet did not administer antibiotics first apparently. 

Once I divorced the wife and had my own place, Ewok developed CRF- chronic renal failure- and it was a long road to her demise. I gave her subcutaneous fluids for months. I gave her antacids. I kept her warm. Eventually, it was time. When I called in to work to tell them I couldn't come in because I had to go euthanize my cat, they said that was not on the acceptable list of excuses, so I would be fired if I didn't come in. So I was fired. 


Years later, after my next long term gf had left me, Mikey went first from liver failure and CRF. He had liver damage before from inhaling yard guard spray. He died painfully, and I had to call a vet in the middle of the night to end it. Barely a month later, Lursa went too. She had mammarian tumors for a long time and I never had the money to get them removed. It spread to her lungs and heart. Her chest cavity filled with fluid and she could hardly breathe. Another midnight euthanasia took place. With no wife or girlfriend with either of these two it was exceedingly difficult for me. 


Now, just me and Dutchess, we forded on. She also got mammarian tumors. A vet said she had 3 to 6 months to live, with treatment. I had no money for treatment. She lived another three years. By then one tumor on the stomach had erupted and become necrotic. A local vet put a diaper around her abdomen and the techs there found it amusing. I guess the 5 vets and 4 techs they had all never learned how to bandage a wound nor knew what vetwrap was. They wanted to operate ASAP, despite any other factors. She had early Crf which lessens the chances of surviving surgery. They did not care. After numerous suggestions that I just euthanize, I went to another clinic. That place said I should operate though it'd be risky. I skipped out, scared. I gave her subQ fluids and antibiotics for awhile. Eventually, the tumors ate her up and infection drug her down. She was just too weak, and I had to end it.



The last cat was gone, and I have never felt so alone. I have dreaded this point in my life for many years, and have no idea what I will do now. But I do know I will never have another pet again. It is just too hard to lose them.

I absolutely do not recommend letting your kids have pets. We have such longer lifespans than any pets, except perhaps parrots or tortoises, that they will surely die first and create an emotional torture for us when they go. It is hard, it really hurts, to put animals to sleep. Doing it over and over is horrible. The movie Marley and Me is a good example of how hard it is.

My pets were my life, and will always be a part of me. However, I now feel I have nothing grounding me to sanity, sense, nor civilized behavior. Now, if I go to jail or even prison, no pet will wonder where I am. No one depends upon me anymore. Anything could happen...

If you already have pets, here are a few tips: 

-Spay females! If you do not the hormones will build up and become cancerous problems. 
-Avoid city vets. Commuting to small town ones even an hour's drive away will save you a fortune. 
-Find vets that specialize in “small animal” care. Avoid ones that also do farm animal work. They do not care about animals; they are just in it for the money.
-Vet clinics with a lot of vets are hiring interns- avoid them. 
-Vet clinics with a throng of assistants are giving out intern type jobs to community college vet tech wannabes for 8. an hour. They care little and know little. Avoid them too. 
-One vet I checked into had a website with the hobbies of the employees listed. The vet liked hunting. Watch for obvious animal killers like this. Look up vets' Facebook pages as well- you may be surprised how many like to hunt. 
-Check all websites and especially reviews. Read all of them! 
-If a time is approaching to end it, call around and ask vets HOW they do it. Old fashioned ones use 'needle stick' procedure, which is cruel. Go to ones that use sleeping drug and then final medicine. 
-Find a vet that seems highly knowledgeable, is not an intern, and takes the time to talk to you and explain things. These qualities are actually becoming rare. 
-Especially if in a small town area, make sure your vet has proper equipment. One I went to was going to keep my cat overnight, then transport her by pickup truck to a town 25 miles away just to take an x-ray, then transport her back the next day. Make sure your vet has an x-ray machine, an ultrasound, and an in house lab. If they are using another clinic or a human hospital for this stuff, do not go there. 
-Verify everything they say by researching on net and elsewhere. One vet had no idea about calcium depletion in CRF cats and ignored my info I sent him. This is how Tigger died. 
-If a vet wants you to leave your pet for the night every whipstitch, they are just interested in charging you for boarding. Consider it a red flag that they are money grubbers. 
-Vets that advertise doing weird things that are cruel or otherwise unnecessary are just out for money as well. These include de-barking(cutting dogs' vocal chords), de-sensitizing (so cats can't smell), tail docking, genetic breed dna testing (not cruel but shows their obsession for cash), declawing, and other weird stuff- beware. One vet I went to even rented her front lawn to people selling vehicles. 

Many vets are smart and do care. Just beware the ones that are money grubbing jerks.

The following is a list of vets I do not like, partly for reasons listed above- not specifying which ones or why. Just my opinion:

southpaws in maryville mo
dunwoody clinic in atlanta metro
beaver crossing clinic in atlanta
pine hills in st. joseph mo
southern hills vets red oak iowa
southern hills creston iowa
...and an honorable mention goes to kelly services temp agency for firing me for calling in to put Ewok to sleep...

Use online reviews on yahoo and google! Do your own research! Be careful!

Cats are like gods, they are extremely special and loving companions. There are also so many that need help and homes. Please help out wonderful charities such as North Shore Animal League and Alley Cat Allies, as well as any TNR programs in your areas. Catch any loose cats in your neighborhood with humane box traps and have a vet spay or neuter them, if their owners (if any) like it or not. (Avoid local shelters - they are holocaustic camps, churning out millions of dead animals which they sell for human food additives- look it up. The survivors mostly go to labs where they are tortured for big companies. Research is paramount!)

{The sorry excuses for girlfriends i have had over the years that were jealous of my cats or felt like they were in the way- can all go to hell. Your attitudes are not forgotten. Now that I have no more cats, I will not forget your insensitive, heartless, cold, rude, uncaring comments. Sorry but you ain't worth it. }

...Concluding, I do not recommend getting pets to start with, but if you already have them, please do use my tips above.

(C) james platt 2015   jamespalatt88@gmail.com  do not repost.


Who Would Win a Nuclear War?

Virtually all people who ask this question answer it the same way: “No one would win! It would mean human extinction! Mutually assured destruction! Nuclear winter! Ad nauseum!
But I was never one for political correctness. Who would really win? Is it inevitable that the whole planet would die? Why, says who; based upon what?
What first jumps out at me is the huge discrepancy (to put it mildly) in what Western and Eastern scientists have to say about a nuclear war's after effects. America and its ilk all are taken with this “nuclear winter” concept. They think the fallout will blot out the sun for so long that the whole planet will delve into a cold and sunless winter for decades, in which all life will perish. Few if any Westerners ever heard of the fact that Eastern scientists had a completely opposite conclusion. They think there will be a “nuclear summer”! They feel that after the nuclear winter abates, which may be brief, decaying organic matter that froze would thaw and release enough CO2 and methane that a greenhouse effect would occur and bake us. Though I link to them infrequently, wikipedia has a nice listing of theories about both. You will see that there are many ideas, back and forth, but nothing has been proven. So, there would likely be a winter scenario but for how long no one is sure. Then there may be a summer scenario next. Either way unprepared people will at least starve, and probably die of other causes as well. This includes heat, freezing, blast effects, debris, radiation poisoning, lack of water, no medical care (imagine no prescription pills for anyone- how long would most live?), and starvation. So no one knows for sure what may happen.
It is assured though that there will be no transportation, grocery stores or food supplies for extended periods, perhaps decades. Most all survivalists assume there will be armed groups out to steal their supplies, so they stockpile weaponry to kill one another with. We can only hope that the few remaining survivors will reach out to one another and be happy to find other living souls. Strife will not be needed.
Survivalists claim all you need are “the three B's”: bibles, band aids, and bullets. They fail to mention food, clothes, Geiger counters, and so many other things. Virtually all of them are so busy saving up hundreds of guns and millions of bullets that they forget to obtain a foot powered treadle sewing machine to darn clothes as they wear out- no food, no medicine, no clothes factories operating either! The problem with the few concerned citizens being left to their own devices and planning everything themselves is that they never think of important stuff like this. Paranoid people are rarely practical. Clothes wear out, all the wildlife is supposed to die-- what are people supposed to make new clothes from? I guess the leather from the other survivalists they skin??? Too bad the feds wouldn't stock some supplies for us in shelters that we could ride out the worst of it in.
Sadly, the american government decided to abandon its civil defense program and shelters in the '60's because of nuclear war protesters, who said shelters made it too easy to ignore the dangers of having these weapons. So the govt. said, 'it costs us too much anyway'. And that was that- it was dropped. The old shelters haven't been maintained nor resupplied in several decades. Everyone is on their own.{For interesting analysis and proof that nuclear war is survivable, and exactly how to do it, see this site and this video series.}
Of course I was talking about the situation in america. Switzerland has enough shelters for their entire population. So do Russia and China, or at least they are working on it. America only has shelters for its top politicians and the few survivalists that can afford to, and have bothered to, build their own. It is rumored that Beijing has an underground city of sorts built underneath it for a nuclear shelter. Plus China has made its subways nuclear and chemical attack safe. So any citizens out in the city can run to the subways for a massive shelter in case of attack (or natural disaster). Meanwhile, Russia has a supposed underground city as well, underneath Moscow. A multitude of articles on the net link to an RT piece (http://www.rt.com/news/prime-time/moscow-bomb-shelters-outskirts/) about new shelters being built for suburban Moscow, but the article was taken down with no explanation. Surviving alleged quotes from it say this:
Nearly 5,000 new emergency bomb shelters will be built in Moscow by 2012 to save people in case of potential attacks.Moscow authorities say the measure is urgent as the shelters currently available in the city can house no more that half of its population.In the last 20 years, the area of air-raid defense has been developed little, and the existing shelters have become outdated. Moreover, they are located mostly in the city center, which makes densely populated Moscow outskirts especially vulnerable in the event of a nuclear attack.In order to resolve the issue, the city has given architects a task to construct a typical model of an easy-to-build shelter that will be located all over the city 10 to 15 meters underneath apartment blocks, shopping centers, sport complexes and parks, as in case of attack people will need to reach the shelters within a minute.
The original article had an embedded video, which has also been removed. But thanks to someone re-uploading it, we know it was a real news story:

So, despite Western propaganda, Russia does not censor news, at least not nearly as much as the westerners do. How interesting that this article was taken down. Though owned by the private media company of Russia Today, and not an official govt. news site such as Tass, it is still telling that a seemingly innocuous piece would be removed.
So if both Russia and China have shelters emplaced for their populations, what does this mean? That they may know nuclear war would be terrible, but they also intend to try and survive it. In america, the politicians intend to survive and emerge to a dead constituency while the populace simply plans to die without a whimper. The exception will be the survivalist freaks whose plan is- banally- to shoot everyone they encounter and increase the death tolls. This is apparent from their obsessive hoarding of guns and ammunition. (Most american households have at least one gun, and the average survivalist generally has around 200. The standard rule of theirs is to keep at least 1,000 rounds on hand for every gun.)
Assuming that Russia and China have some kind of shelters, we can predict that in the event of a nuclear war they will have people to emerge and try to forge on. America will have nothing really- nothing but a few scattered paranoid republicans armed to the teeth...
The submarines seem to be the wild card in all this, as they can pop up anywhere to shoot off some SLBMs. It is far less known what anti-submarine measures there are- neither side likes to talk about it. Though it is known that Russia and China both have more attack subs- smaller ones designed to hunt down the big ones with nukes in them. They also both have more mine laying ships and patrol boats. Worst of all for america, Russia has special helicopters to destroy subs with called the Mi-14. These massive choppers can drop small nuclear bombs into an area suspected of having an enemy sub lurking in it. The blast can destroy any sub within a large radius. That, plus sea mines, submarine nets, and the new Sea Wolf contraptions will create a death knell for subs worldwide, on both sides. So they can be defended against, though it's more complicated.
An even better question is, who will get nuked at all? Because guess what- america has no real defense against nuclear warheads screaming in from the edges of the atmosphere at incredible speeds. By the time they are detected, and the air raid sirens go off, there would be little time to do anything, even go into a basement. Most would assume the sirens were yet another test or drill like they do monthly for tornadoes. Few would even bat an eye. The radars and electronic fence of NORAD would see them alright, but how soon, and more importantly what could they do about it?? There are no effective anti-missile defense systems operated by the West. All they have is the joke they call the Patriot, which has a very low success rate. It is junk, and it is all they got.(Various estimates rate the Patriot missile systems' performance at 70%, 40%, 10%, and even 0! As opposed to the old S-300s with a rating of 93%..) It barely bears mentioning, though in fairness will do so briefly, that the USA has two other air defense systems. One is the older AEGIS, which is more of a combined control system for all of the various defense weapons on their naval ships. While it has a ballistic missile defense version, it is designed at best for intermediate range- not intercontinental- missiles, and is thereby good for defense of flotillas but not ICBMs. The newer THAAD system has similar capabilities while being mainly land based, and is basically a revamped Patriot system with a dismal test history. See wikipedia articles on them if you wish. Neither could defend America from an ICBM attack nor cruise missiles dropped from bombers already over the mainland.
So how many nuclear warheads would get to target? Pretty close to 100%.
As opposed to the Russian territory: they have three things that america does not have-
1. Non-targetable nukes. Russia has nuclear missiles mounted on mobile launchers (giant trucks) which can be anywhere anytime. Usually the Siberian forests. How do you target a mobile missile that can go anywhere at a moment's notice? You don't. So retaliation is a guarantee. This is not to mention the missiles they are placing into train cars. Any train on any rail line anywhere could have one or more nukes on it. There is no way to target these.
2. An impenetrable air defense. Russian armed forces recently reshuffled their departments and came up with an aerospace command. It comprises land SAM units, air force, and ICBM capabilities to protect them from any air assaults including drones, jets, missiles, nukes, and satellites. This includes the much vaunted S-300, S-350, S-400, and S-500 systems which are considered to be excellent air defense systems by any measure. Add on the low altitude defense systems called TOR and the coastal systems called Pantsir, not to mention the all around BUK- and you have extreme defense from air assault.
3. Different tactics. The Topol and Yars type missiles have evasion programs, decoys, and low orbit launching, which will make them exceedingly hard to detect, much less destroy. While america boasts of a “triad” of air, sea, and land silo launched missiles, Russia has a "pentagon" of sorts: land, sea, silo, truck, and train launchers.
So how many american nukes would really get through, and, if they did- the Russian population would be relatively safe in their shelters anyway.

It is similar for China though they have a different military situation. China has land, sea, and air launchers as well, plus extensive underground railroad tunnels throughout their country to move around missiles in secret. They have less impressive air defenses, though they are about to buy S-400 systems from Russia, which at least will protect their major cities. And they have fewer nukes, but the ones they do have are more powerful than either Russian or american nukes.

This all means that a large portion of their populations would survive- or at least try to. Americans will all die because they simply would not even try. It speaks of their characters: Russia and China consider themselves each to be unique civilizations; america thinks of itself as a new Roman empire- and we all know what happened to them.

(C) james platt  do not copy or repost



First written on 11/23/2010, this article and its info has been extensively updated, and reverified as of 8/8/15;10/18/15;1/30/16.

US military is widespread, but not nearly as much as many claim:
complete listing of US foreign bases and alliances

A Project Well Overdue...

I always liked to think I was an anti-war activist, but now I am not so sure: just like I used to be an environmentalist, and used to be an animal rights activist. Those movements have good intentions but bad methodologies, while also resorting to wild exaggerations to lure others into their causes. Then these exaggerations- frequently outright lies- get repeated over and over, and become maxims of the slacktivist brigades. The anti-war people seem to be in on it as well, using the same techniques.

While doing research for a novel, I needed to know about the military presence in Japan. Oh what a mess that led me into! I discovered that every source one could look up had different lists, numbers, and other info on troop presences- not only in Japan but everywhere in the world. The sites with extensive references, some even citing Dept. of Defense documents, also had conflicting figures. While it is possible that even the government does not know this information accurately, especially since it moves troops around so much and opens and closes bases sometimes, I smelled a rat and started looking closer...

The key was the maps. Maps of the world showing US bases had some quite telling discrepancies. Nearly all of them were made by anti-war sites who wanted it to look as if the US has a lot more bases in a lot more places than it really does. Since I am no stranger to geography and politics, I know what countries are what. I noticed a few things.

First, many of these maps mark every country with a military "presence". Most mark China and Russia even. Do you really believe the US has military bases inside Russia or China? The maps say so, so it must be true (sound familiar? like some animal rights claims...). I finally figured out that there is indeed an American military presence in those two countries: a dozen or so marines working as embassy guards. So now every country with a embassy can be marked on these "presence" maps. A few marines at the embassy in Moscow gives them an excuse to mark all of Russia red as an Occupied-With-Bases-State, and a large soldier outline stands on the Taiga, gun in hand. Please.

I also noticed that Hong Kong keeps showing up. One map borrows from another, obviously for years on end. Anyone over ten years old should recall the handover of Hong Kong to China in July of 1997. England leased it from them in 1897 for 99 years. The Chinese informed them that they intended to collect, so it was handed over in a big ceremony. Since it is a Chinese city now, I seriously doubt if there is still an American military base there. Just as ridiculous are the maps listing Venezuela on them. I hardly think so, after an American led coup overthrew President Chavez briefly; and now his former vice-president is in charge- putting up with such poppycock as Obama's declaration of Venezuela as a "military threat" to America.

Even more deceitful are the markings for places that are not countries. Listing Johnston Atoll as a location of an American base in another country is a load of bull, since the UK owns that place as a territory. Other atolls in the Pacific are frequently listed as well, including the American owned islands of Guam. How is that a foreign base? Just the same, another frequent listing is an island called St. Helene. That is not a country, it is a territory of the UK. Same as Diego Garcia- also the UK's. But they are listed as two more countries, besides the UK itself. Deceptive...

Several nations are also marked due to the presence of under a hundred trainers or advisors, especially in numerous African states. In 2009 or so AfricanUnion nations universally rebuffed American efforts to form an alliance and set up a military headquarters or base/s in one of their countries. America does maintain Africom, a sparse network of offices trying to infiltrate the hearts and minds of African military leaders- aiding in all manner of minor activities. Actual US bases in Africa, however, remain scant. African States' loyalties are generally to whomever is currently giving them weapons for their ongoing wars, which are myriad. (When no one sells them guns, they fight with machetes.) Only China invests real money into their economies though, as they are after the minerals there. Future American bases there are not likely, and are not there now. Handfuls of trainers make the maps scarier though, don't they? It is similar to an antenna tower with dishes and relays on it. A building sits near its foot, with three soldiers tending to its maintenance. Is that a “foreign military base”, as commonly thought of- or just an outpost? Several of these scenarios exist in South Korea, and a few other locations.

I also noticed that none of the maps are current. The US installed a puppet regime in the country of Georgia, and heaped them with weapons. Then the little puppet killed civilians of neighboring countries, invaded a neutral zone, and threatened Russia. So it is marked on all the maps as a base country, but was not removed from the maps after Russia invaded in August 2008 and confiscated the American weapons. Though the Russians now insist American scientists have a bioweapons lab there, this is not a military base. This is the same scenario as Krygyzstan, a large former Soviet republic that is now a country. There was a US air force base there, and in Feb. of 2009 the Krygyzis told them they wanted it closed. The Americans had to leave. The maps do not reflect this either. Another honorable mention of BS goes to the constant labeling of Thailand as a site for American bases. The last US base closed there in June of 1976, as the Thais kicked them out. Now they allow refueling of planes for anti-terror missions and that's all.

Soapbox time...
Besides the maps, it is disturbing how many sites grovel to the politically correct people and make a huge point out of "supporting the troops". What does "support" mean exactly? Spouting off how brave they are every chance you get? I am sure most of them are brave, but what does that have to do with it? No one ever said any of them were cowards did they? So does "Support" mean spouting off broken record lines about blind patriotism? If the politicians sent them to a phony murderous genocidal war to make themselves richer, it does not mean that everyone should reel back in awe of how 'just' the war is, just because that is supposed to be "support". Support should mean telling them to be even braver and refuse to kill civilians, ask what evidence there is for the reasons of the conflict, and quit if necessary to leave the theater if the answers are not sensible. Most soldiers are breaking numerous international laws which America is a signatory to, and they do not question it. 'Just following orders' has led to many genocides throughout history, including the current ones now in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places. Supporting the troops also should mean demanding that they come home to defend their own country. That is much more moral and less dangerous.

If they want danger, there is plenty of it in the lawless no-man's land near the Mexican border, where drug cartels, human smugglers, and mafia killers run rampant- frequently escorted by rogue factions of the Mexican Army. Fight them. This country loves to nose into other countries' conflicts, so why not one on our own border? We are fighting the drug cartels in Colombia, so let's give Mexico a direct hand in their drug war, which is spilling over the border anyway. I support fighting them, on US soil or at most a few miles from it, bravely and honorably, not violating the Geneva Accords nor other rules of war (see this guide). Support our troops by bringing them home! We need them here!

But most anti-war sites almost always stop short of saying what I just did. That, besides their deceptive maps and faulty statistics, make them not believable. Anything they say could be a lie, who knows? Something had to be done to find out the truth.

Methodology and Terms

What is a “military base”? It can mean any place the military sets up shop for any reason. But in the common use of the term, it implies a place where an attack could be launched from. These places are the threats to other countries, or I suppose, the defense hubs of host areas. When people refer to “military bases” in a negative light, they generally are implying a base of attack-ready soldiers and equipment, set up in a permanent fashion in an established place.

For this reason, I have chosen to omit many so-called “bases” from my list. Sites that bases use are not 'bases' per se. Ammo storage buildings, firing ranges, outbuildings, etc. are frequently listed by their designated names as “bases”, despite their being attached or in very close proximity to the actual bases that use them. (Is a base with a gun range and a storage shack three bases since it is listed as 3 'assets' by the defense dept.? That's how everyone else is doing the tally..). Just the same, several different companies, regiments, or even branches of the US armed forces may be utilizing a base at the same time and place. So an infantry unit with its own camp name is not a separate base from the marine unit across the street in the same facility. It is the same locale. Listing of separate “camps” like this has led to hundreds of redundant “base” listings.

Worse yet, places such as a post office in Germany, a hospital, housing areas for soldiers families, administrative buildings, and even numerous hotels are owned by the military and listed with the Dept. of Defense's assets- interspersed with the base listings. So many people just look at the final figures and say 'See! There are over 1,000 foreign bases!'. Yes, if you include CIA offices, MP stations, and other indirect or outwardly non-military places such as those just listed.

Another ruse to make it appear the US military has many more bases than it does is to include every place where a soldier stands. There are MOB's- Main Operational Bases. These are bases. Then there are FOB's- these are Forward Operations Bases. These are temporary, mobile encampments. The FOB's are outposts for MOB's, as they are front lookout camps. Though some stay put for awhile, any of them can be taken down and bugged out in less than a day. When counted up these can add hundreds of 'bases' to their lists.

A lot of closed bases are also included in lists all over the net as simply “bases”. Yes they are- but they are closed down! A multitude of bases have also been given to their host countries, especially in Iraq. 

Even more annoying is when people list off how many thousands of buildings the federal govt. owns, on so many millions of acres and worth a trillion dollars or so in real estate...So???? Every square foot of US property that is not in the USA is not necessarily a base.

People have incessantly screeched on comment threads that America has 600, even a thousand foreign bases- in virtually every country in the world. Ridiculous. Here is an updated list, and any of these can be looked up by anyone via the source sites listed below, or elsewhere on the net. A few may have been missed, but it couldn't be too many.

Also, a joint base with another nation- especially a military organization- is not exclusively funded, commanded, or otherwise controlled by America just because they contribute troops and equipment to it. Therefore NATO and other pact-based multi-national bases have not been included. NATO, with its unrealistic duties and fees, and overt threats to a certain nation that could overrun Europe in mere days, is waning anyway as the EU ponders forming a European Army in its stead. Though American influence is real in NATO, so if you want to add them, there are 18 NATO bases you can tack on if you wish.

Like I said before- one foreign base is bad enough. Over a hundred- unconscionable. Why exaggerate something so bad? Get real so you have verifiable info to back yourself up instead of sounding like Chicken Little....

US Foreign Military Bases
no info older than fiscal year 2014 (at least 9/30/13)

ARMY - 30

USAG Brussells
USAG Benelux

USAG Ansbach/Katterbach/Shipton Base
USAG Bamberg Airfield
USAG Baumholder/Wetzel
Dexheim Missile Facility
Lucius D. Clay Kaserne
USAG Grafenwoehr
Illesheim Kaserne
USAG Kaiserslautern
USAG Stuttgart- Kelly, Patch, Panzer(marine), Robinson complex
USAG Schweinfurt Training Areas
South Camp Vilseck/East Camp Grafenwoehr
USAG Wiesbaden Army Airfield

Camp Darby
Camp Ederle
Longare Communications Site

Fort Buckner
Camp Zama
Torii Station
Sagami General Depot

USAG Schinnen Emma

Mihail Kogalniceanu Airfield

Camp Casey / Castle / Hovey
Camp Humphreys / High Point/ Richmond
USAG Yongsan / Yongsan South / Camp Market / Camp Coiner / Camp Kim
Camp Red Cloud / Bullseye 01 & 02 / Camp Jackson / Camp Stanley(closing 2016)
Seoul (K-16) Air Base
USAG Daegu / Camps Carrol, Walker, George, Henry / Brooklyn Hill / Dartboard Site / Pier 8
Command Post Tango

NAVY - 33

North Cape- Area A-VLF ; Area C-HFR
Exmouth- NAVCOMMSTA H E Holt

Andros Island- Main Base, Salvador Point,
AUTECs Big Wood Cay ,Golding Cay ,Great Stirrup ,High Point Cay

Sheik Isa
Manama- Nsa-Ii; NSA Bahrain
Al Jufayr- NSA Bahrain - Aviation Unit , Muharraq , NSA Bahrain - Banz Wrhs
Compound , NSA Bahrain - Dependent School , NSA Bahrain - Mina Sulman Pier

Argentia Newfoundland

NS Guantanamo Bay

Camp Lemonier Djibouti

Csl El Salvador

NATO Ordnance Area
NSA Souda Bay , Marathi Pier Area , NAMFI Compound


Augusta Bay- NAS Sigonella, NAS Pensacola Transmitter Site , NATO Ordnance Facility
Naples- NAS 1 Support Area , NAVSUPPACT NAPLES IT

Sasebo- COMFLEACT, Maebata, Sakibe
Okinawa- Kadena Air Base, COMFLEACT
Yokosuka- COMFLEACT, Azuma
Iwo Jima 3181
Kami Seya
Yokohama- Negishi Dh Area, Yokohama No Dock
NAF Atsugi
Tengan Pier-6028
White Beach Naval Inst.

Mombassa- NSA Bahrain

Yechon- Camp Carrol
Chinhae- Fleet Activities Chinhae, ROK Navy Base
Yongsan- Yongsan Garrison

NS Rota

NSA Bahrain - Fujairah Aviation Unit
NSA Bahrain - Jebel Ali

Diego Garcia


Antigua AS

Kleine Brogel AB
Chievre AB

Karup AB
Thule AB (Greenland)

Bann Communications Stations 1 & 2
Buechel AB
Geilenkirchen AB
Husterhoeh Communication Site
Ramstein AB
Spangdahlem AB

Aviano AB
Ghedi AB

Camp Zama Communications Station
Kadena AB
Misawa AB
Owada Communications Station
Tokorozawa Transmitter Site
Yokota AB

Davis-Monthan AFB (Curacao)


Lajes Field

Camp Red Cloud Communications Site
Kunsan AB
Kwang-Ju AB
Osan AFB
Suwon AB
Taegu AB
Wonju AS

Moron AB

Batman AB
Incirlik AB
Mus AB
Izmir- Izmir As, Cigli AB

(US leases existing UK bases and they are co-used, hence the US bases being designated RAF)
Blenheim Crescent
Cambridge- RAF Molesworth, RAF Alconbury
RAF Bicester
RAF Croughton
RAF Fairford
RAF Feltwell
RAF Lakenheath
RAF Menwith Hill
RAF Mildenhall
RAF Barford St John Transmitter Annex
Ascension Auxiliary Airfield (St. Helena)


Tengan- Camp McTureous, Camp Courtney
Camp Foster
Camp Fuji
MCAS Iwakuni
MCB Camp S D Butler ASP
Okinawa- Camp Gonsalves , Camp Hansen , Camp Kinser , Camp Lester , Camp Schwab , Ie Jima Aux
Airfield , Kin Blue Beach – 6020 , MCAS Futenma

Camp Mu Juk

--excludes forward operating bases, firebases, combat outposts--
(note: recent govt. statements have referred to keeping troops in this country 'for decades'...)

KAIA- Kabul Intl. Airport
Camp Black Horse
Camp Phoenix
Camp Clark
Camp Blessing
Camp Wright
Bagram Airfield
Camp Marmal
Camp Pratt
Camp Spann
Kandahar Airfield
Camp Arena

currently all bases there have been closed and/or given to Iraq. There are plans to increase troops there to at least 3,500 in the near future, and possibly a new network of small bases.

Belgium, Italy, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Romania, South Korea, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Canada, Cuba, Djibouti, El Salvador, Greece, Iceland, Spain, UAE, UK, Antigua, Denmark, Netherlands Antilles, Oman, Portugal, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq
[remember- this is not including nato; with them add 18 bases]


US/Foreign Military Pacts:
{7 pacts with 27 nations}
-Canada/US Pacts: Ogdensburg Agreement, NORAD, NATO
-NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, USA.
-ANZUS: New Zealand, Australia,USA
-Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan
-Mutual Defense Treaty between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America
-Mutual Defense Treaty Between the Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America
(OAS- Organization of American States: 35 nations of the Western Hemisphere. Non-functional, conflicting, and never implemented.)

Countries with other military ties, besides bases or treaties:
-Allows US use of their military facilities or otherwise has close military ties:
the Gambia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Somalia, Liberia
-Plays both sides:
Armenia, Azerbaijan
-Stores stockpiles of US free-fall atomic bombs at their bases:
Germany, Greece, Turkey
-Stores stockpiles of US nuclear free-fall/guided bombs: 
Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey
Australia -joint US/Australian military space and spying facility
Israel -radar facility; 2 military depots

For Comparison:
Russian Foreign Military Bases:
Armenia- 1 army, 1 air force
Belarus- 1 radar/ air force
Abkhazia- 1 army
South Ossetia- 2 army
Kazakhstan- 1 radar
Kyrgyzstan- 1 air
Tajikistan- 1 army
Syria- 1 air force (temporary for special mission); 1 naval (rarely used)
Vietnam and Cyprus- use of naval ports
(11 bases in 8 countries)
{noteworthy: many maps that try to make Russia look bad add on a "Russian     military presence" in Transdniestra, which is merely a very small peacekeeping force that has been there since 1994}

Russian Military Pacts: One- CSTO, which is Russia and 5 border states
Chinese Foreign Military Bases: 
Djibouti- 1 naval, used only for anti-piracy operations

Other nations with foreign bases:
France- 14
United Kingdom- 10
Italy- 3
Germany, India, Japan, Pakistan, Turkey- 1 apiece 

ImperialCrimes : detailed listing of all US military interventions
wikimediacommons : map of all domestic bases 
Nuclear proliferation- disturbing details of nukes everywhere

The end result of my research has given me the answers I sought to begin with and then some. The oft repeated claims of 250-1,500 bases in 150 or more countries turned out to be a load of bull. It is more like 126 bases in 26 countries (note: there are about 195 countries, plus several more with contested status). That leaves 169 countries (and several near-nations) without US bases, and 158 with no official military ties at all. There are arms sales and economic alliances, but these change frequently and are not military collusions or pacts by any means.

That is still a lot- too many if you ask me. I wish all the foreign bases would be closed and all the troops would be sent home and stationed on American borders. If North Korea wants to invade South Korea, or China wants to take back Taiwan, or the Iraqis want to shoot each other- I don't care. Their problem- let's worry about our country- only. Regardless, the info listed above is the closest to the truth you will find, probably with errors or a few omissions, but much closer than the other outdated, biased hype. 


---also numerous pages on wikipedia, wikimedia, and other sites, as well as numerous organic google searches- all painstakingly cross-referenced and verified.

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