Today is the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour; and talking of ships, I was intrigued to discover that the USS Reagan has been sent to Korean waters. Built in the 1990s at a cost of $4.5 billion, the USS Reagan aircraft carrier is one of the largest warships in the world. In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, the USS Ronald Reagan and its carrier taskforce of 12 warships took part in a humanitarian relief effort called Operation ‘Tomadachi’ (‘Friendship’). By funny coincidence the USS Reagan taskforce found itself right off the coast of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, shortly after the reactors and fuel pools were blowing up and melting down. The sailors on these US warships (some 12,000 in total) received huge doses of radiation, and many of them are now sick and dying. By law, the sailors can’t sue the US Navy (if you join the military you are not allowed to sue the military), and the US Navy completely denies that radiation has anything to do with the sailors’ illnesses, and refuses to offer them any help whatsoever, and so the lawsuit is being filed against the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which operates the Fukushima plant (if interested you can find the latest on this lawsuit here).
After spending 80 days trying to dodge highly radioactive plumes, the USS Reagan left the coastal waters of Japan, because the Japanese refused to allow it into port because the ship was too radioactive. South Korea and Guam also refused to allow the USS Reagan into port, for the same reason. After a brief return to her home port of San Diego, the USS Reagan spent just over a year at a dockyard in Washington state, where they tried to decontaminate the ship. How successful this was is a matter of debate (you can find details about how difficult it is to decontaminate ships here), yet it’s notable that after a brief return to San Diego the USS Reagan was deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, to be permanently stationed there. In early September of this year the USS Reagan departed Yokosuka to conduct patrols off Korea after the North Korean missile launch over Japan and nuclear test. The USS Reagan apparently returned to Yokosuka on 4th December.
I’m going into a lot of detail about the USS Reagan because there’s a real risk of war on the Korean peninsular, and the USS Reagan might play a key part in it. Here’s some of the latest madness:
Trump & Co seem hellbent on starting a war with North Korea, but in order to bamboozle the public into going along with it they are going to need a massive false flag event. What would be better than if North Korea ‘attacked’ and sank the USS Reagan. The psychos in Washington would get their war, and in the process that would get rid of a highly irradiated ship that’s no longer fit for purpose. This is all pure speculation, of course, but the way things are thesedays anything could happen.