Monday, October 15, 2007

Stealth Between the Time Lines: "El Diablo cazador" lurks

Curious forecasts from filmmakers, writers, an Undersecratary of State, a U.S. Commission on National Security and a Subject Matter Expert on confidence artists, terrorists, hot years, and a nuclear detonation (Was the submarine stuff relevant? Yes and no, somewhat like Y2K, as a pretext).

Prediction: In the next 20 -30 years, the name Gore will come to be associated with junk science the way Ponzi is associated with a particular confidence scheme. Al Gore will escape his inevitable legacy only if something far more ominous shows up in the timeline. Juan Caruso D. (aka Juan Caruso al-Humacao)
October 14, 2007 - Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, told a packed lecture hall at the University of North Carolina that humans were not responsible for the warming of the earth. ... "We'll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realise how foolish it was," Dr Gray said. Gray also said, that same cycle meant a period of cooling would begin soon and last for several years. [emphasis added] "It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong," he said. "But they also know that they'd never get any grants if they spoke out. I don't care about grants." source

October 12, 2007 - Film maker Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change jointly won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for fighting it.

2006 - An Inconvenient Truth (8.2/10 ), an Oscar-winning film directed by Davis Guggenheim was released. Plot outline: Documentary of Al Gore's campaign to popularize the notion of mankind-induced global warming as a problem worldwide. [editor's opinion: in this instance, the word plot is synonymous with scheme].

September 11, 2001 - The devestating 9-11 Attacks

October, 2000 - Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Walter B. Slocombe: "The greatest threat to our national security -- war on a global scale against an adversary with nuclear weapons and aggressive global ambitions -- has been all but eliminated." After the Cold War

January 1, 2000 - Y2K largely uneventful (Y2K was hardly about computer glitches, by the way, but for corporate preparations to shelter from and survive terrorist WMD attacks).

September 1999 - The U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century (the Hart-Rudman Commission) "warned that, in the course of the next quarter century, terrorist acts involving weapons of mass destruction were likely to increase. "Americans will likely die on American soil, possibly in large numbers," it said.

January 1994 - Contract awarded to develop the Predator UAV. It provides reconnaissance and may also wield two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. Predators (in service since 1995) have been deployed in combat over Afghanistan, Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq, and Yemen.

1994 - True Lies (7.1/10), a film by director James Cameron was released. The blockbuster features a spectacular nuclear weapon detonation in the Florida Keys by a terrorist network called the Crimson Jihad.

1993 - World Trade Center bombed

1991 - the Soviet Union collapsed and was dissolved

1989 - The Abyss (7.4/10), a film directed by James Cameron was released. Plot outline: A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

1988 - The Rescue (4.0/10 rating), another film written by Predator's writers (Jim and John Thomas) was released. Plot summary: A team of Navy Seals are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the "wrong" hands. (North Korea)

1987 - The motion picture Predator (7.6/10 rating) was released. It starred 3 future, gubernatorial candidates, two of whom would became state governors. Writers: Jim and John Thomas. Plot outline: A team of commandos, on a mission in a Central American jungle, find themselves hunted by an alien predator.

When I was little, we found a man. He looked like - like, butchered. The old woman in the village crossed themselves... and whispered crazy things, strange things. "El Diablo cazador de hombres." Only in the hottest years this happens. And this year, it grows hot. We begin finding our men. We found them sometimes without their skins... and sometimes much, much worse. "El cazador trofeo de los hombres" means the demon who makes trophies of men.

- Quote from Anna in the Predator. [color highlighting added]


Submarines are always silent and strange.

Caruso's first corollary to submarines are always silent and strange: On the topic of military submarines facts are often conveniently obscured among games and toys, whereas in the realm of fiction apparent masquerades may or may not be.



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