Spiral seen over the Middle East likely Russian missile

Jun 11, 2012 By Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today

Remember the Norway Spiral back in 2009 and the Australian Spiral in 2010? On June 7, 2012 there was another swirling spiral of light, this time see in the skies over the Middle East. People across the region reported seeing a “UFO” and soon videos began showing up on YouTube.

The strange sight has been confirmed to be a Russian ballistic test of the Topol ICBM from the Kapustin Yar firing range near Astrakhan in southern Russia.

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In several videos from Israel, Syria, Iran and other , the object started out looking somewhat like a comet and then started spiraling.

But this missile wasn’t out of control. Alan Boyle from MSNBC’s Cosmic Log talked with space analyst Jim Oberg, who said the Topol’s “third-stage spin is a ‘feature,’ not a malfunction, and may be associated with guidance, or decoy deploy, or enhancing hardness against U.S. boost-phase antimissile weapons.”

Oberg also noted a few other “coincidences” of why this particular missile test was seen while other similar tests haven’t been viewed. If the Russians were testing the associated warhead’s ‘penaids’ — “penetration aids to frustrate tracking and targeting by U.S. anti-missile systems,” this would result in a trajectory that was higher than normal, allowing it to be seen from a greater distance.

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Another contributing factor, Oberg said, is “It’s June — near the time of the ‘midnight sun’ in northern latitudes. That means sunlight is streaming over the pole, throughout the night. Something in the northern sky above the atmosphere over Kazakhstan would be backlit by that sunlight.”

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Tangent2
1.7 / 5 (6) Jun 11, 2012
What's with these Russian missles going crazy all of a sudden? For a nation of people that send up rockets to the ISS, they sure suck at launching missles.
SatanLover
0.7 / 5 (25) Jun 11, 2012
Probably a cloud seeding ground missile or something similar.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4.3 / 5 (17) Jun 11, 2012
Probably a cloud seeding ground missile or something similar.
Nyet is project bluebeam for sure. Buy popcorn now.
http://rationalwi...lue_Beam

-Your pitchfork god will be pleased.
kaasinees
5 / 5 (2) Jun 11, 2012
cloud seeding missiles are not a conspiracy otto.

http://www.univer...lympics/
TheGhostofOtto1923
4 / 5 (16) Jun 11, 2012
cloud seeding missiles are not a conspiracy otto.

http://www.univer...lympics/

Well it depends on what they are seeding now doesn't it?
http://en.wikiped...y_theory

-Perhaps much Valium to quell hostilities in Syria. Did this occur to you??
TheGhostofOtto1923
3.9 / 5 (15) Jun 11, 2012
"Additionally, the Air Force states that the "'Chemtrail' hoax has been investigated and refuted by many established and accredited universities, scientific organizations, and major media publications."

-They said the same things about MKULTRA and yet we know that drugs were indeed administered to unwitting college students across the US. This article informs us of the possibility of this method of delivery for weapons.

THEREFORE govts, being the prudent and paranoid and forward-thinking entities that they were Created to be, would be expected to perform experiments with many different dispersal methods, including missiles in the upper atmosphere, in many different regions, to understand this potential. AND we would also expect that these experiments could not be made public for the same sorts of Reasons that MKULTRA was kept secret. Macht Sinn?

We can even extrapolate further. If some bioweapon had been released in a region, and chemtrail tech was the only way to counter it...
TheGhostofOtto1923
3.9 / 5 (15) Jun 11, 2012
...that Mitigation Operations might be conducted above our heads without us having any idea that this was being done. Because the general public would understandably freak.

This is true of such concepts as potential soviet nukes pre-positioned surreptitiously in US cities, or US nukes in Russian cities, which would have been totally unpreventable, and absolutely Inevitable, and which, if acknowledged, would have exposed the whole magnificent Farce that the cold war in fact was. Nicht wahr?
kaasinees
2.3 / 5 (3) Jun 11, 2012
Its not that hard to add sulphates or aluminium to aircraft fuel, even the pilots and aircraft companies would not know about it other than it adds potentially more energy to the fuel mix.

Its not a conspiracy, its an unconfirmed hypothesis, i think there is a subtle difference.
kaasinees
2.6 / 5 (5) Jun 11, 2012
The US and Russia are still at war in middle eastern countries. And you are right the cold war probably never ended and Europe is in the middle of it all... Thats why we have AIPAC bashing iran, iraq, lybia, syria etc. Then again it might all be farce to keep our minds of the real problem, our banking masters.
TheGhostofOtto1923
3.9 / 5 (14) Jun 11, 2012
And you are right the cold war probably never ended and Europe is in the middle of it all..
I think you do not understand what otto is talking about. There never WAS a cold war. What, do you think Leaders are actually that stupid, that They would risk destroying what may very well be the only intelligent species in the universe??

No. They have been actively trying to Preserve it for over 2 millenia. The people are the true enemies of rulers everywhere. Leaders have waged war against the people for generation after generation.

The best Way to go about this is to divide the people and set them against each other in Safe and Constructive Ways. The peoples chronic penchant for overpopulating and fighting over resources, and for blaming whoever is in charge for their misery, has always made war Inevitable.

Leaders only found ways of Planning and Executing these wars, and of Predetermining the Results of them, so that civilization could endure.

The Proof of this is that It Lives.
SatanLover
0.5 / 5 (25) Jun 11, 2012
Leaders only found ways of Planning and Executing these wars, and of Predetermining the Results of them, so that civilization could endure.


It is a possibility, they could have also planned all of the countries too, so that they can test different systems in each country. So that even leaders conflict into debates as to what the best system is.
TheGhostofOtto1923
4 / 5 (16) Jun 11, 2012
The US and Russia are still at war in middle eastern countries.
What you are seeing are Agents Constructed for the Purpose of polarizing populations in Predictable and Manageable Ways, so that they may be husbanded Creatively. It has always been done in this Manner.

Good Cop bad Cop. They give you a Choice.

"13To Gabriel also the Lord said, Go to the biters, to the reprobates, to the children of fornication; and destroy the children of fornication, the offspring of the Watchers, from among men; bring them forth, and EXCITE them one against another. LET THEM PERISH BY MUTUAL SLAUGHTER; for length of days shall not be theirs." Book of enoch 10
http://reluctant-...1-60.htm
TheGhostofOtto1923
4 / 5 (16) Jun 11, 2012
Leaders only found ways of Planning and Executing these wars, and of Predetermining the Results of them, so that civilization could endure.


It is a possibility, they could have also planned all of the countries too, so that they can test different systems in each country. So that even leaders conflict into debates as to what the best system is.
Many important and absolutely Necessary things could be done in a soviet russia and behind an iron curtain which could not have been done in the west.

This Occlusion could only be maintained in an atmosphere of dire enemies and imminent destruction.

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