A number of telescopes, government agencies, shut down amid increased asteroid threat

There has never been a more perfect time than now for an asteroid to blindside the Earth

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Defying all logic, a number of telescopes and observatories around the world remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic while the impact risk of near-earth Earthbound objects remains at an all-time high.

Over 100 telescopes have been reported to have been shut down in a move that virtually makes no sense and now one of the world’s largest radio telescopes named the Arecibo Observatory has been rendered inoperable after sustaining damage after cable unexpectedly snapped creating about a 100-foot long gash in the dish itself, furthering fueling the problem.

“We have a team of experts assessing the situation,” said Arecibo Observatory director Francisco Cordovain. We wish to restore “the facility to full operations as soon as possible.”

To make matters worse, the Puerto Rico-based telescope was tracking a near-Earth object when it went offline. Withal, there has never been a more perfect time for an asteroid to strike and the Department of Defense, the White House, and other agencies are aware.

In fact, the White House put together and released a plan in the summer of 2018 to prepare for and to mitigate an increased number of near-Earth Earthbound asteroids which pose a threat to the planet and they alerted other countries to their general plan which also involved the formation of international working groups, as reported by Intellihub in a report dated April 7, 2020, titled Active presidential level national near-earth object preparedness strategy and action plan revealed.

At a minimum, the report reveals that world governments are actively preparing for what looks like some type of incoming natural disaster which a U.S. government insider touched upon when she called into The Shepard Ambellas Show on Monday.


A Department of the Interior employee named Becca called into The Shepard Ambellas Show on Monday where she said that the Department of Defense sent out a bulletin which states that the department is preparing for and is expecting to sustain damage to infrastructure due to coming climate change scenarios. 

The department insider revealed that DoD internal has designated climate change as a threat to its operations and infrastructure and warned that something may be fast approaching.

“This I thought was really interesting–it came from DoD internal–it says that the DoD has designated climate change as a threat to operations and installations–so its buildings–and it’s partly due to quote-unquote ‘its damaging effects on infrastructure’ but here’s the thing ‘which could delay critical supplies or IT services,” she explained. “… we are not just talking power lines and such but buildings which I thought was strange.”

The whistleblower said that the DoD “saying that they are assessing risks related to climate change and extreme weather in regards to making sure that specific companies, those providing components to weapons systems, are supplied.”

“It just seems really weird… infrastructure… extreme weather which could delay components for weapons systems or supplies?” she questioned. “So I was like, weapons systems?”

“If you think about the SSP [Secret Space Program] I know we have like weapons systems to kind of ward off these asteroids that are coming in at a massive rate.”

U.S. Navy abruptly shuts down its Climate Task Force

The U.S. Navy abruptly shut down its Climate Task Force in 2019 despite everything that is happening on a worldwide scale.

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists: “The US Navy has dismantled its Task Force on Climate Change, which was designed to use the best available science to prepare naval leadership for global shifts in sea levels, melting ice sheets and ocean temperatures. The task force was shut down in March 2019 without a public announcement and climate change science and information has been scrubbed from the Department’s website. According to a Navy spokesperson the task force was “duplicative” and no longer needed, though the task force’s work has not been fully incorporated into the Navy’s decisionmaking process.”

What gives?

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Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, political pundit, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a contributor to Alex Jones’ Infowars platform and is also a regular on Coast To Coast AM with George Noory.
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