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117178 No. 117178 ID: 3e9aae hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>Peter Madsen's submarine sank midday Aug. 11; he was rescued by a private boat, but journalist Kim Wall was nowhere to be found. It was Wall's boyfriend who reported her missing, and authorities wasted no time in arresting the 46-year-old Madsen after he came ashore, charging him that same day with manslaughter and arranging his first court appearance for the following day, a Saturday.

>Initially he told authorities he had dropped off his 30-year-old companion back in Copenhagen. Now, according to a statement released Monday by Copenhagen police at the behest of the defense and the prosecutor's office, Madsen has recanted that story.

>"The defendant has explained to the police and the Court, that there was an accident on board which caused Kim Wall's death," police say in the statement, "and that he consequently buried her at sea at a non-defined location in the Bay of Køge."

>Authorities said the manslaughter charge still stands, even as they probed the waters around Copenhagen for any sign of Wall's body. Danish and Swedish maritime authorities have recovered the 60-foot-long submarine and have since begun forensic work to seek some answers. But they note their days-long search for Wall has so far proved fruitless, despite the deployment of a number of vessels, divers and helicopters.


>Danish prosecutors are seeking to charge inventor Peter Madsen with the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.

>Ms Wall’s headless torso was found naked in waters off Copenhagen and a search is being conducted for her clothes, Danish police said.

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>> No. 117297 ID: a9b539

> A pair of women's panties, tights and locks of hair were also found in the submarine.

Nigga went full SoL.
>> No. 117407 ID: 3e9aae
"no guys that's not my snuff porn" says man who murdered journalist.
>The suspected killer of Swedish journalist Kim Wall will be detained for four more weeks after a Copenhagen court heard that 15 stab wounds had been found on her body.

>Peter Madsen, 46, faces a murder charge over the death of the 30-year-old journalist, whose headless, dismembered torso was found floating off Denmark’s capital city 10 days after she boarded the inventor’s self-built submarine for an interview.

>Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen told the court that cause of death had not yet been formally established, but that the multiple knife wounds had been inflicted “at the time of death or shortly afterwards”.

>Traces of Madsen’s DNA had also been also recovered from Wall’s body, as well as traces of a saw blade consistent with the removal of her head and limbs after her death, Buch-Jepsen said. An examination of Madsen’s computer had also uncovered material featuring women being tortured and killed.

>Madsen, who denies killing Wall, took part in the half-hour custody hearing with his lawyer via a video link from Copenhagen’s Vestre prison. He said he was “not the only person” with access to the computer in his workshop, and the extreme content did not belong to him.
>> No. 117455 ID: 3e843b
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Copenhagen (AFP) - Danish police said Saturday that divers had recovered the decapitated head and the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished in August while interviewing a Danish inventor aboard his homemade submarine.

In a grisly case worthy of a Nordic noir thriller, Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller Jensen told reporters that divers had found bags containing her missing clothes, her head and legs in Koge Bay, south of the Danish capital.

"Last night our forensic dentist confirmed that it was Kim Wall's head," he said.

Her headless torso was found floating in waters off Copenhagen on August 21, 11 days after she went missing.

Self-taught engineer and inventor Peter Madsen, 46, has been accused of Wall's death, with prosecutors saying he dismembered her body before throwing it overboard.

Madsen, who is married and has been in custody since August 11, claims Wall died when a 70-kilo (154-pound) hatch door fell on her head, and in a panic, he threw her body overboard.

He has insisted her body was intact at the time.

But Jensen said the decapitated head contradicted Madsen's version of events.
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>> No. 117469 ID: 3e9aae
Multiple Nordic police agencies are now investigating if he's a serial killer.
>Police in Norway, Denmark and Sweden have said they will test the DNA of submarine inventor and suspected killer Peter Madsen, in relation to numerous unsolved killings in each country.

>Swedish police said they would reopen old murder cases to test against Mr Madsen's DNA, when Sweden and Denmark DNA databases are joined up next month.

>Danish police are also looking at so-called cold cases, including the 1986 find of the dismembered remains of a 22-year-old Japanese tourist whose corpse was found in several plastic bags in Copenhagen harbour.

>Mr Madsen is currently in pre-trial detention, under investigation for the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso, decapitated head, legs and clothes were found in the sea off Copenhagen, after she was last seen alive aboard Madsen's submarine on August 10.

>Investigator Jens Moeller Jensen said that Mr Madsen was no longer willing to talk to police, adding that his lawyer, Betina Hald Engmark, had informed them about his decision.
>> No. 117799 ID: 41441c
They've upgraded the charges to murder and "sexual assault, without intercourse, of a particularly dangerous nature."

According to Danish tabloids he apparently tortured her and repeatedly stabbed her in the vagina while she was still alive, and had prepared ballast for weighing down her limbs beforehand. The police are also apparently planning to destroy the submarine, and both the prosecutors and mental evaluation board (he isn't "criminally insane", apparently) are recommending indefinite detention regardless of whatever sentence he gets for the murder and so on because he is (obviously) a danger to others.

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117754 No. 117754 ID: 042919 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Link is missile message with many replies reporting same.

Pic is tweet to the contrary. Not sure if happening.
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>> No. 117777 ID: 649f2c
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>hawaiian missile defense is the state government's responsibility, military attacks on hawaii are no concern of the defense department.

epic mfphail
>> No. 117778 ID: 649f2c
oh wow lol i got quads
>> No. 117779 ID: 41441c
Takes time to issue recall orders. For example, during the Cuban Missile Crisis a security guard at a the air base in Duluth saw a shadowy figure climbing over the perimeter fence. He opened fire and hit the sabotage alarm which sent the bases in the surrounding area to alert, but at one of the dispersed interceptor bases the alarms were wired up incorrectly and the attack scramble alarm went off instead. By the time they got things figured out the base's interceptors were taxing to the runway and they had to send some SP's out in a truck to stop them.
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>> No. 117798 ID: c60044
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Somewhat relatedly...

Is it bad that this gave me an erection the first time I read it?

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116709 No. 116709 ID: bd9907 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>U.S. and Japanese vessels and aircraft searched Saturday for seven American sailors who were missing after their Navy destroyer collided before dawn with a container ship four times its size off the coast of Japan.

>The USS Fitzgerald was back at its home port in Yokosuka Naval Base south of Tokyo by sunset Saturday, its crew lined up on deck. The Philippine-flagged container ship was berthed at Tokyo's Oi wharf, where officials began questioning crew members about the cause of the nighttime crash.
>The U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crash damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room. Most of the more than 200 sailors aboard would have been asleep in their berths at the time of the pre-dawn crash.

>Water was being pumped out of flooded areas and it was unclear how long it would take to get into the crushed mid-right side of the ship once it was at the pier in Yokosuka, the statement said.
>The Japanese coast guard said it received an emergency call from the container ship, the ACX Crystal, reporting the collision at around 2:20 a.m. (1720 GMT Friday). It was questioning crew members of the ACX Crystal, which is operated by the Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen K.K., and was treating the incident as a case of possible professional negligence, said Masayuki Obara, a regional coast guard official.

>The ACX Crystal weighs 29,060 tons and is 222 meters (730 feet) long, the coast guard said, much larger than the 8,315-ton Navy destroyer. The container ship's left bow was dented and scraped, but it did not appear to have sustained any major structural damage.

>Nippon Yusen said all of the ACX Crystal's 20-member Filipino crew members were safe.
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>> No. 117788 ID: 41441c
No flag officer will ever be punished for this though.
>> No. 117789 ID: c60044
From the first article in >>117787:
>To date, the Navy has removed the commanding officers and executive officers of both McCain and Fitzgerald; Capt. Jeffery Bennett, commodore of the Japan-based Destroyer Squadron 15 to which both ships belonged; the Japan-based task force commander, Rear Adm. Charles Williams; and the commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin.
>> No. 117790 ID: 41441c
Williams and Aucoin have both been allowed to request a "early retirement." In other words, their separation from the Navy is their punishment, and they keep all their officer benefits and pension and so on, and will likely end up with political or defense consulting jobs.
>> No. 117791 ID: a083c4

Right. It's "punishment" in that they will receive slightly less money in retirement checks for the rest of their lives and have to start their civilian careers sooner.

To be fair, I don't necessarily see the value in charging the flag officers in this case. You can blame a shitty fleet all you want, but at the end of the day with ships, the captain really bears the brunt of responsibility for ensuring his ship doesn't ram into other ships. So I'm fine with those guys facing criminal charges. They deserve it.
>> No. 117792 ID: e86321
Fair enough.

At the same time, I'm struck by how poor the human/machine interface on these bridges must be for something like this to be possible:

>Putting two sailors at the separate positions required changing the ship’s steering configuration and shifting control of engine propeller speed to another part of control console.

>But changing the control mechanisms immediately led to confusion because they mistakenly shifted all of the controls — both rudder and engine speed — to the second console.

>As a result, the helmsman could no longer control the steering. He initially believed he had lost steering due to a mechanical failure, when in fact, he was just confused about the configuration of the equipment.

>Four minutes before the collision, confusion began to run wild on the bridge while watch-standers attempted to fix a nonexistent loss of steering.

I should hope that there would be big, obvious indicators of which console has control of which aspects of ship navigation.
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>A year after the Navy decided to abandon the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) for the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer, there is no plan in place for a replacement round for the Advanced Gun System (AGS) the ships are built around, service officials said on Wednesday.

>Instead, officials at Naval Sea Systems Command and the Chief of Naval Operations staff will monitor new technologies that could be incorporated into the BAE Systems-built 155mm AGS.

>“There is not a plan now for a material specific solution for the replacement round. We continue to monitor industry’s development and technical maturation,” former USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) commander Capt. James Kirk, who now works at the Navy’s surface warfare directorate, said at the annual Surface Navy Association symposium.

>“An example of that is the hypervelocity projectile. We’re monitoring that technical maturation to see if we get the ranges and the capabilities that’s the right bang for the buck.”

>The Navy canceled a planned buy of the 2,000 rocket-assisted Lockheed Martin LRLAP rounds that were custom-designed for the AGS system that was set to be the heart of the Zumwalt class. However, the cost of each round rose to about $1 million and proved too costly for the service. In 2016 the Navy was moving toward modifying the Raytheon Excalibur guided 155mm artillery round to fill the space of the LRLAP, but the service has since scrapped those plans.
>> No. 117774 ID: ed6acc
>former USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) commander Capt. James Kirk

i had to type the captcha twice to post this reply.
if i don't get a sincere thank you from the administrative staff here for the effort i put into contributing to this website then i can't be held responsible for any future retaliatory actions i may need to employ to get paid for my work here.
>> No. 117780 ID: 3ef3dc
>However, the cost of each round rose to about $1 million
And here I thought paying a millionth of that was bad.
>> No. 117783 ID: 8f6a7a
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some 5th generation naval officer who was busy embezzling a few $million for himself probably thought nothing of spending $2billion to arm a 6" gun on a destroyer.
"the navy's got plenty of money" is all that goes through that guy's head

>> No. 117785 ID: 41441c
It got the guns because there are a bunch of people out there with a hard on for naval gunfire support because they're either in the MUHREEEN cult or or are mouth-breathers obsessed with ships that were obsolete by 1938. See also the A-10, M14, 1911, and the Army deciding that they should start making soldiers wear WWII uniforms again.

So now the ship with "naval gunfire support" as one of it's primary missions has guns with no ammo and they're hoping the fix will be the naval railgun project not getting canceled.

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  So basically things are reaching the boiling point. Maduro has dropped the pretense of pretending to not be a dictator and attempted to suspend the National Assembly (basically their Parliament/Congress), two weeks ago he almost got lynched during a event where the crowd attempted to storm the stage. Protests have been intensifying, with several people being killed over the past few days and the colectivos (kinda like Basij but a militia) and opposition groups have been fighting in the streets. And now there have been gun battles in Caracas. (Also it just turned out that the Venezuelan state oil company donated $500k to Trump's inauguration.)

>Protesters demanding elections and a return to democratic rule jammed the streets of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities on Wednesday. National Guard troops and government-aligned militias beat crowds back with tear gas, rubber bullets and other weapons, and at least three people were killed, according to human rights groups and news reports.

>President Nicolás Maduro defied international calls, including a plea from the American State Department, to allow peaceful assemblies and ordered his forces into the streets. Some demonstrators, wearing masks to protect themselves from tear gas, fought back with firebombs.

>Still, despite the deaths in recent protests, now numbering seven, Wednesday’s rallies attracted thousands of people, the latest in a string of demonstrations against the increasingly autocratic rule of Mr. Maduro. Labeled by organizers “the mother of all protests,” it showed that a sustained movement in the streets against Mr. Maduro may now be forming.
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>> No. 117747 ID: af4f9b
Hey look a Chavista.
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>> No. 117752 ID: fad072
Hang in there buddy, and let us know if you need to be extracted.
>> No. 117767 ID: 75717a
Videos of people stopping vehicles on the highway in Aragua (between Caracas and Valencia) and breaking into them in search of food.

Mass looting and fighting with the national guard in Calabozo, Guarico state (northern center of the country)
Apparently the second clip is people attacking a government warehouse that had food in it.

Another government warehouse after being looted:

A mob of people attacking and killing a cow on a farm in Merida state. (far west of the country but not quite the border)

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>> No. 117773 ID: 41441c
>UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has offered Colombia more resources to manage a migration crisis that has seen nearly half a million Venezuelans pour into the Andean country.

>According to government estimates, Colombia has received more than 470,000 Venezuelans, many of them fleeing chronic shortages of food, medicine and other basic goods amid a major economic downturn.

>"Colombia is suffering the impact of the presence of hundreds of thousands of people leaving Venezuela," Guterres said during a speech in Bogota on Saturday.

>"I want to express all the support of the United Nations to the government and people of Colombia in this humanitarian effort, the reception of all these people, and say that we are even willing to mobilize other international help as is possible."

>Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the regional crisis fueled by an authoritarian turn in Venezuela "has enormous repercussions" for the region.

>"[The UN] can bring experience to this humanitarian crisis," said Santos. "Any help will be welcome." The Colombian president also reaffirmed his country's offer to provide humanitarian support to Venezuela, a proposal rejected by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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117753 No. 117753 ID: 9439ce hide watch quickreply [Reply]

"As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the President and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies. My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come,"

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