The purpose of this posting is to provide a blatant example of what I call ‘military-industrial green-washing’, which is the

utilization of the full spectrum of ‘perception management’, ‘public relations’ and ‘engineering of consent’ techniques to convince an unwitting and uncritical public that all-things-military, all-things-industrial, allthings-bureaucratic, and all-things-nuclear are absolutely safe, clean, green, harm no one or no thing, and are in fact there for the benefit of you and the environment. What we are witnessing in the arenas of what was formerly ‘public discourse’ but is now closer to ‘media dictatorship’ is a not-so-subtle blend of Orwellian doublespeak, unbounded euphemism and Hitlerian ‘big lie’ all rolled into a seemingly savoury load for you to swallow. From the annals of infotoxin where “truth is our weapon” psy-ops advertologists crank it out, messages like “100% Clean and Green New Zealand” to “Environmental Mining helps Australia” to “Strontium-90 is a Nutrient”, “Water is not a cure for dehydration”, please welcome the latest contribution from the U.S. Navy. The Navy funds and/or directly controls almost ALL marine biology researchers and institutions in the western world. They would have us believe that the reason they spend tens of billions of $ annually on ‘research’ is so that they can do a better job of protecting the environment. The truth is a little different; for example, Navy alone owns and operates more nuclear reactors than America and western Europe put together. Put simply, they specialize in weapons systems; mass-media is the biggest weapons system ever created. Another de facto ‘weapons system’ indirectly targeting any life-form in the sea is towed-array seismic exploration technologies using compressed air guns whose sound pressure levels can, like LFAsonar, exceed 250 dB. This is a trillion times louder than a Rolling Stones concert from the front row. Hundreds of ‘geophysical exploration’ vessels can be afloat at any given time, all with ‘kill zones the size of Texas.’ IMPORTANT: Note that this video was uploaded by Navy personnel on the 24th of January 2012. Only two weeks earlier, on the 6th of January, the Federal Registry published the ‘permit request’ from NOAA on behalf of the Navy to “take” unspecified numbers of marine mammal species from 70 species of cetaceans and 24 species of pinnipeds. A similar permit application from a year or two ago actually requested a ‘take’ limit of 11.5 million animals. In the same way that critics of Zionist ideologies may incorrectly yet conveniently be labelled as ‘anti-Semitic’, and in the same way that critics of ‘global warming’ and the ‘demonization of carbon’ agendas may incorrectly yet conveniently be labelled as ‘supporters of the mining industry’, don’t for a minute think that just because I’ve done enough homework to know that whaling and dolphin slaughter

This effect will be greatest in deep-diving animals (such as bluefin” http://baltimorechronicle. In addition. at 150 to 160 decibels. the Navy has studied the potential effects of its sonar activities and developed protective measures to minimize potential impacts to marine mammals. or other enclosed air The second lethal effect of LFA sonar involves the activation of supersaturated gas in marine animals' blood and in their cells to form small bubbles which can block the flow of blood in the brain (causing stroke) and can rupture the cell walls. By integrating environmental stewardship and modern science. swordfish. Navy depends on sonar for defending our ships at sea. But do you… STILL THINK THE JAPANESE ARE THE WHALES’ BIGGEST ENEMY??? and it has applied for a permit from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to deploy it.S. To continue its mission and protect marine Navy Sonar and Environmental Stewardship “Marine mammals rely on underwater sound to survive. Darlene Ketten at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution conduct groundbreaking research to better understand how marine mammals hear and how they may be affected by manmade sound. this low frequency sonar produces a high intensity sound that. other marine mammals and marine fish by rupturing the delicate membranes surrounding the lungs. Similarly. the Navy is a major funder of marine mammal research.are not the biggest threats to cetaceans. the U.S. can kill whales. based on newly available scientific information. . the Navy is committed to using sonar responsibly and furthering the world's understanding of the ocean and its inhabitants as we carry out our national security mission. swim bladder. However. Scientists like Dr. Navy has developed an extremely powerful Low Frequency Active (LFA) sonar to detect "quiet" submarines.html A Texas-Sized Kill Zone: Navy's Submarine-Detecting Sonar Has Harmful Side Effects for Marine Life The U. that I endorse what the Japanese are doing.

because low frequency underwater sound can travel hundreds of miles with little loss of power. ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE: marine mammal research https://www. submarine-launched cruise missiles are also being DEADLY SOUNDS IN THE SILENT WORLD http://greenfleet. our sailors must train realistically with both active and passive sonar. In the final EIS for its sonar system.Show citation box In order to successfully locate and defend against these threats.bigeye tuna and deep-diving whales) that will have the highest levels of supersaturated gasses in their blood and cells. But. real-world national security need for improved ASW capability by allowing Navy Fleet units to reliably detect quieter and harder-to-find foreign submarines underwater at long range. NATO naval exercises using low frequency sonar conducted off Greece in 1996 killed whales that were more than 100 km away. it will actually create a "kill zone" several hundred miles in diameter. several non-allied nations are fielding The Navy is facing existing and emerging threats from foreign naval forces. sonar is the key to survival for our ships and sailors. thus providing adequate time . NAVY: ENERGY. When quiet submarines and antiship cruise missiles are combined. For example. who are called upon to project power from the sea and maintain open sea lanes. the Navy admits that an intensity of 160 decibels (a lethal level) will be felt several hundred miles away from the source. In executing anti-submarine (ASW) This will create a "Kill Zone" the size of Texas. The employment of SURTASS LFA will enable the Navy to meet the clearly defined. New anti-ship. quiet U.federalregister. they pose a formidable threat to our sailors and Marines. The Navy says it wants to deploy this sonar in 80% of the world's oceans (omitting only the Arctic and Antarctic) http://www. The source level of this sonar is 240 decibels (equivalent to the intensity of a Saturn rocket).

or 11. 2012 through August 15. 224 are operated by non-allied nations. 2017. million takes (significant disruptions in marine mammal foraging. L.. breeding.S.S. NMFS received an application from the U. the Navy anticipates more than 2. The ability of NOAA working as a funded partner with the Navy leads one to believed that their test results will be biased in favor of the Navy. and other essential behaviors) per year.. and allied forward deployed Naval units against the threat of opposing force submarines.agriculturedefensecoalition. The U.S. 108–136) amended the MMPA by removing the “small numbers” and ‘”specified geographical region” provisions and amended the definition of “harassment” as it applies to a “military readiness activity.S.” http://www. Atlantic.whales.In many regions. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2004 (NDAA. In all. Navy requesting authorization for the take of individuals of 94 species of marine mammals (70 cetaceans and 24 pinnipeds). Of the approximately 500 non-U.. A key to the ability of the U. as well as the use of the system on a maximum of four U. Navy's Low Frequency Active Sonar Research Exposed .au/news/tyack. including National Marine Sanctuaries and breeding habitat for the endangered North Atlantic right ". Naval ships during military operations in certain areas of the Pacific. and its military forces to project power is the protection of U. http://www.pdf On August 17. Navy to proceed with these warfare programs with limited mitigation measures in place.7 million takes over the course of a five-year react to and defend against the threat. and virtually every coastal state will be affected.html U. Some exercises may occur in the nation's most biologically sensitive marine habitats.gpo. by harassment. It should also be noted that most studies being conducted at this time are allegedly funded by the Navy with their participation.S. the Navy plans to increase the number of its exercises or expand the areas in which they may occur. and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea from August 16." Please note that NOAA is receiving funding from the Navy and has been issuing permits for the U.S. and its military forces must have the ability to project power decisively throughout the world. submarines in the world. while remaining a safe distance beyond a submarine's effective weapons range.S. 2011. incidental to upcoming routine training and testing of the SURTASS LFA sonar system.

Congress in the LFAS program.S.a Canadian Broadcast Company report titled "New military sonar harms whales: scientist" found at: This article cites Dr. The objectivity of his research is thereby further compromised. Tyack appears to have gone over completely to the Navy's position. . Dr. With the obvious interest of citizens and organizations internationally and members of the U. In the past. Tyack as stating that the LFAS is no more harmful to the whales than the noise from whale watching boats. there are few in the scientific community who could compare the power of LFA with the noise from a whale watch boat. the actions of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the National Marine Fisheries are a disservice to the public and the public interest. Tyack attempted to walk the line of keeping his scientific integrity while interpreting his results in a manner designed to avoid alienating his potential naval funding. Dr. While there may be differences of opinion on the potential damage LFA can do to whales.

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