Press Conference: Huntsville Alabama – Von Braun III Missile Defense Agency Building Evacuated

Noon April 30th 2013 Update

Click here to watch the press conference that was just recorded about the incident at Redstone Arsenal.

Updated story on WAFF news site is here.

WAFF-TV in Alabama is covering the story, and it appears as the lead story on their website.

Updated: Suspicious substance prompts evacuation at Redstone Arsenal building

Four days ago a similar incident took place in the same region when a UPS building was evacuated after a suspicious package was found.

Here’s some background information on the base where the latest incident took place earlier this morning – see below:

http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/MOS/f?p=MI:CONTENT:0::::P4_INST_ID,P4_CONTENT_TITLE,P4_CONTENT_EKMT_ID,P4_CONTENT_DIRECTORY,P4_TAB:160,Installation%20Overview,30.90.30.30.30.0.0.0.0,,

Earlier on 04.30.2013 I reported:

Breaking report re-posted verbatim below as the story is breaking and changes quickly. The first version of this story was just removed and this new version was posted. The first version mentioned a white powdery substance which was found in the building. The second version of the story omitted any mention of the substance. I am still looking for more information at this time.

Our US Missile Defense Agency in Huntsville Alabama is the operating “nerve center” for US national security decisions which involve any sort of missile defense. It was from this locale that the decision to deploy a missile defense system on Guam was rendered in early April in response to North Korean provocations.  The evacuation of the Redstone building can only cause me to speculate [ and I know with so little information to work from I could be wrong ] whether or not a North Korean affiliated person or persons has made an attempt to harm the people working in that building as retaliation for our placing a missile defense system on Guam to deter a North Korean first strike attack.

Cited from an article on April 3rd:

“The Pentagon said today that it will deploy a THAAD missile system to Guam as a “precautionary move to strengthen the regional defense posture against the North Korean regional ballistic missile threat.”

THAAD, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, is a product of Lockheed Martin, which has a sprawling Huntsville campus off Bradford Drive among its worldwide locations. As recently as last year, Lockheed Martin had about 190 employees in Huntsville working on the THAAD program.”

Which begs the next question:  Just how many North Korean spies are lurking in the shadows of the United States and what are their operating directives?

I am just a blogger who reads alot of news reports and asks alot of questions. That’s all.

See http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/04/us_sending_missile_defense_sys.html

See http://whnt.com/2013/04/30/building-evacuated-on-redstone-arsenal/

See http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/04/redstone_arsenals_von_braun_ii.html

Building evacuated on Redstone Arsenal

Cited:  “HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – According to officials, a building on Redstone Arsenal was evacuated Tuesday morning.  As of 11:30, employees were still out of Von Braun III.  Officials are investigating, but wouldn’t say why the building was evacuated.  A worker in the building said alarms sounded and everyone was told to leave the building. The announcement also stated it was not a drill. The worker said many people went home.”

Redstone Arsenal’s Von Braun III office building evacuated; cause still not clear (updated)

Open since October 2011, the Von Braun III office building on Redstone Arsenal houses the Army Missile Defense Agency and its contractors. (Eric Schultz | eschultz@al.com) 

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – One of the largest office buildings on Redstone Arsenal has been evacuated.

According to an email from Col. Jeffrey Ogden, interim chief of staff of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command, the Von Braun III building is “closed and off limits until further notice.” Ogden’s e-mail, sent at 11:52 a.m., also says people should stay back at least 50 feet from any entrance to the building.

An Army spokeswoman said she is gathering more information on the evacuation and will be sending out a news release shortly.

Von Braun III is the largest building in the arsenal’s Von Braun Complex of offices. The six-story, 840,000-square-foot structure houses the Missile Defense Agency and its contractors.

Von Braun III is designed to be “the hub of missile defense for our nation,” Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, then-MDA director, said during ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the building in October 2011. “The largest concentration of missile defense engineers anywhere in the world is in this building.”

Updated at 12:25 p.m. with additional information about Von Braun III building, quotes from former MDA Director Patrick O’Reilly.

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911 Call Released In Connection With Norton Shores Abduction

CBS Detroit

NORTON SHORES (WWJ) – West Michigan police say they’ve ruled out several family members, friends and acquaintances in connection with the disappearance of a 25-year-old gas station clerk, missing since last Friday night.

The case is being treated as an abduction.

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Audio from the 911 call (above) made from outside of the Exxon Mobile gas station in the Muskegon suburb of Norton Shores — where Jessica Heeringa worked. The young mother was set to close at the time of her disappearance.

The station didn’t have a security camera and there were no signs of a struggle or robbery.

Police are searching for the driver of a gray minivan, possibly a Chrysler Town & Country.

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City Police Now Accepting Crime Reports Online

CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City police will now accept crime reports online.

People can report minor crimes (vandalism, theft, etc.) on a special website.

There are requirements. It can’t be an emergency, the suspect must be unknown and it must take place within city limits.

Click here to file a report online.

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D:hive, Opportunity Detroit Announce Pilot, a Retail Pop-up Project

Signs of renewed hope from Detroit MIchigan.

CBS Detroit

DETROIT — D:hive, a hub of resources to live, work, engage or start a business in Detroit, announced today that it has partnered with Opportunity Detroit to launch Pilot, a retail pop-up project for emerging entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs who are chosen for the Pilot program will receive two months of rent-free interior white-box space within D:hive’s welcome center located at 1253 Woodward Ave. in downtown Detroit’s central business district.

“This is an opportunity open to all entrepreneurs to test their brick and mortar potential in a prime location downtown,” said April Boyle, D:hive’s Director of Recruitment and Pilot’s project manager.

To launch Pilot, D:hive has selected pot & box, a floral design and container gardening service, and they will move into the spot May 2. Pot & box recently announced plans to open up a permanent location in Corktown and has a flagship location in Ann Arbor.

“We wanted to launch…

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NY Times Op-Ed: “Bomb North Korea Before It’s Too Late”

So it’s not just me, huh?

You know how serious it must be when the New York Times weighs in and implores our military to please do SOMETHING about North Korea. I actually thought this headline was a spoofed item, until I followed the link and saw the article posted on their “opinion” page. The article reads like a foreign policy directive. Hmmmm. We don’t really know what the White House and Pentagon are doing about North Korea from behind the scenes, but I would be much more comfortable getting the mood of US foreign policy from the horse’s mouth, rather than the NYT.

I’m sure my readers are sick to death of hearing me rail on and on about North Korea, but why hang the lovely canary in your coal mine if you are not going to check to see if it’s still singing once in a while?

Well, right now, I’m still singing. The signs are all awful, they are all as ominous as hell, I live on the “f%$#@king west coast” and of course I am livid about all of it. Writing about it brings a brief modicum of relief.  [ Send me a bag of good strong pot. That would REALLY help. ]

But don’t take my warning song seriously. Go on over to the New York Times and get a gander of the tune they are singing right now. I am officially wondering out loud whether this OP-ED is for real, or whether it is just carefully calculated “fear porn”?

In related news, on April 13th a peculiar news story appeared on the website http://superofficialnews.com. The report alleges that an American business man in South Korea had access to tourist telescopes from the rooftop of his hotel. He claimed to observe via telescope as US Stealth Bombers dropped thousands of leaflets all over Pyongyang, warning the people of the city to evacuate en masse to save themselves ahead of a missile strike which would destroy the entire city. A copy of the alleged leaflet appears below:

Leaflets warning North Korea of impending attack

Below is the English translation:

 

“ATTENTION NORTH KOREAN PEOPLE. EVACUATE PYONGYANG NOW!
Read this carefully as it may save your life or the life of a relative or friend. In the next few days, the city of Pyongyang and its surrounding military bases will be destroyed. Unfortunately, bombs have no eyes. So, in accordance with America’s humanitarian policies, the United States Air Force, which does not wish to injure innocent people, now gives you warning to evacuate Pyongyang and save your life.

Your military leaders have refused to quiet their threats of a nuclear war against South Korea. Kim Jung-Un has been warned multiple times to end his rhetoric of nonsense and pull back his military forces but refuses. The actions of this insane, immature, reckless, evil dictator will no longer be accepted by the U.S. and the rest of the world. This aggression will not stand, man.

The American people and the rest of the world truly feel for you innocent people who are being held against your will. Hopefully by destroying Kim Jung-Un and most of the military your country can start fresh. This attack will give your people the ability to rise up and claim your country as your own. You will no longer have to fear the prison camps and being tortured for speaking out against your ruthless leaders. You will never have to listen to the propaganda and lies that your government tells you on a daily basis. You will be free to own your own business and make your own money. You will be free to disrespect your leaders if you do not agree with them without fear of being tortured and your family imprisoned. You will no longer be shut off from the rest of the world. Unfortunately though, all of this is up to you. America and it’s allies will be sending NO ground forces to North Korea. The only attacks will be bombs dropped from overhead, just like this leaflet that has come into your possession. America is not fighting the North Korean people but is fighting the military clique which has enslaved your people. Hopefully after this is over, a new, better and free North Korea will emerge. You can restore peace by demanding new and good leaders. It is your country. This is your time to rise up and take what is yours. Every one in the world wishes you nothing but the best. EVACUATE PYONGYANG NOW!”

At this time the only information known is that the leaflets are just being released over Pyongyang. The Korean Broadcasting System is saying the amount of leaflets being dumped number in the millions.

I am assuming the above news story is an “Onion-worthy” satirical piece. It has several misspellings in it and the vernacular is riddled with common slang. One Example: “This will not stand, man.”

The story is assumed to be NOT real. But interesting nonetheless. See also:

Bomb North Korea, Before It’s Too Late

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See also Contrasting Views on North Korea Underscore Sensitivities and Lack of Evidence

See also US Stealth Bombers Drop Leaflets Over North Korea Warning of Attack

20,000 Applicants From Around the World Are Ready to “Die on Mars” – Introduction to the Mars One Project

Welcome to the new wild wild west:  Mars

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