There Are a Couple of Things Off (Way Off) With the Turkey Earthquake

First, the magnitude is incredibly high for this region.  During the 20th century, the East Anatolian Fault yielded little major seismic activity. 

Only three earthquakes in this region have registered above 6.0 on the Richter Scale since 1970.  But in 1822, a 7.0 quake did hit the region, killing an estimated 20,000 people.

That said, a 7.0 is NOT a 7.8.  Each one-point increase on the Richter scale represents a 10-fold increase in strength so I believe this quake was 8 times as strong as the largest earthquake in 1822.  

The East Anatolian Fault is a strike-slip fault.  Strike-slip faults are vertical (or nearly vertical) fractures where the blocks have mostly moved horizontally.  The plates kind of rub against each other back and forth.  They do the kind of damage you see in this picture of a highway when this happens: 

That’s not what we saw yesterday.

Secondly, in this kind of earthquake, you usually see damage continue up and down the fault line.  Not splayed out in a circle or a square. 

The earthquake yesterday purportedly occurred on the East Anatolian Fault.  Interestingly, the North Anatolian Fault which connects to the East Anatolian Fault looks remarkedly similar to the San Andreas fault in California.   The  main difference between the Anatolian Faults (north and east) is their location. But they work together at an angle of about 60 degrees.  

In the areal photos provided by Fatih Artun on Twitter (see below), it almost looks as if the ground kind of buckled in a very large area but it didn’t start somewhere and continue along a fault line.   

The damage also stopped abruptly after 10 or more blocks.  After that, the buildings appear to be intact.  Damage from earthquakes usually gets less and less severe as you move down the line but the damage never stops abruptly like that.  

Did you notice a lot of the debris landed on top of the buildings in this quake?  Not just on top, but in the middle of standing buildings!  It’s almost as if something picked up the debris, swirled it around, and dumped it in a heap in the middle of the roofs.     

I have never seen anything like this.

In an earthquake, if something falls, it falls to the ground.  Not on top of something higher.  Plus, you usually see damage all around where buildings collapse.  Trees are uprooted, shrubbery is gone, but not in this case.  They’re still there in neat little rows. 

The cement and the asphalt would be cracked and upended, too.  But it’s not.   

You can see a huge slab of cement and a green field that sustained no damage.  There are no cracks anywhere, not even in the medium between the lanes in the street.   The enclosure (fencing) surrounding the green field is in tact.  Some of the cars are still neatly parked nearby, as well.  It almost looks more like a tornado went through here, but we know that wasn’t the case because debris would be everywhere, including the street, which it isn’t.  The only debris you see in the street is what slid into it from the side of the road. 

Earthquakes in cities usually cause lots of fires because gas lines break,  They also cause lots of water because pipes burst.  I don’t see that here.   

To me, it looks like the demolished buildings went into a trash compactor.  They were squished.  Some of the buildings are tipping over.  None look like they were shaken.  When structures shake there is all this stuff that holds the structure together that spills out.  It’s called rebar (steel reinforcement) which increases the tensile strength of the concrete.   Again, I don’t see that here. This city looks like King Kong walked through it.

I’m not an expert, obviously.  I can only tell you what I’ve seen in California which is the damage from a number of quakes including the 1987 Whittier Narrows (5.9) quake, the 1994 Northridge (6.7) quake, and the 2014 La Habra (5.1) quake which for some reason measured 6.0 where I lived (or so I am told).  

Nothing I’ve ever seen looked like what happened yesterday. 

Please understand.  I am not saying nothing happened.  OF COURSE, IT DID.  This is probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life.  But I don’t think it was an earthquake.   If you look at the videos, people are not sure what’s going on.  In an earthquake that large you would definitely know what was happening.  People along the sidewalks and in the street are stunned watching in horror as one building collapses.  And then another.  And then another. 

But did you notice no one fell down? 

In a quake that size you would not be able to stand up.  You would not be able to walk.  You would not be able to run.  Nor could you get on your motor bike and drive off.  At that magnitude, the force and the moving back an forth of the plates would be so strong it would throw you to the ground so hard you may never get back up.  But that didn’t happen. Video 

I don’t think this was an earthquake.  Something is off here.  What in the world happened?




  1. Deacon John says

    God happened

  2. Anonymous II says

    Common sense tells me that indeed there was an earthquake – as reported – and it rattled everything loose so when the cameras do start rolling, we see the shaky infrastructure buckle under the massive disruption. Am I missing something?

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Presuming you’re being straight with me, I’m going to ask you to look at this video. It’s short. It shows what it feels like to be in a 8.0 earthquake. Earth quakes go on much longer than this and you can see how violent it is.

      Now look at the video I provided in the post at the bottom. Look at the people in the street. They’re not feeling it. They’re standing, walking, running without effort. They would feel the shaking well before the buildings would go down.

      See the difference?

      Have you ever heard of an EMP? Because I think that’s what this could be.

      • I watched numerous videos yesterday on this. Yes, I noted clean streets and implosion of buildings. Very weird- like 911 almost.

      • Antiochene Son says

        If it was an EMP nobody in the region would have functional cameras to record the aftermath, nor functional vehicles or anything else.

      • An EMP wouldn’t cause the damage, just disrupt everything electronic. It’s hard to fool a seismograph. An underground nuclear explosion could do it, far enough underground, ie.

      • To add on to Gail’s point: not a time in history has there been 2 large earthquakes in that region in the same day, let alone hours apart. How is it possible? It could only be caused with suspicions at geophysical warfare like HAARP (US) and SURA (Russia). Those two are the only ones I know of that can stir up enough energy in the ionosphere, other nations can’t generate enough energy.

        May this be an aid for Turkey’s repentance and may God have mercy on them.

        • Antiochene Son says

          How far back do we have seismic records of Turkey? I would expect that a double earthquake in the popular mind would quickly be condensed into a single event.

          • Gail Sheppard says

            The have very specific records, at least dating back to the early 1800s, in this region, which I mentioned in my post. None of them were anything like this. Of the largest earthquakes around the world, this region barely made honorable mention, however, they did have a 7.0 in 1822.

            I’ve never heard of a double earthquake but an earthquake on one fault line can set another fault line into motion, as might have been the case here.

            • Antiochene Son says

              Significant earthquakes are often spoken of as swarms; there have been almost 150 quakes of 4.0 or higher in the region of the big 7.8 quake. And there have been cases of aftershocks equal or larger than the initial quake. I just don’t see anything unusual here.

              • Gail Sheppard says

                There are things called “foreshocks,” which is what you might be talking about. I’ve heard of swarms, too. We had them in Brea. I looked up the definition and it says “a sequence of seismic events occurring in a local area within a relatively short period.”

    • From How long do earthquakes last?
      “Generally, only seconds. Strong ground shaking during a moderate to large earthquake typically lasts about 10 to 30 seconds. Readjustments in the earth cause more earthquakes (aftershocks) that can occur intermittently for weeks or months.”

      Video may have taken place after one of the earthquakes, weakening the structure, but not collapsing it yet. There are tons of videos on youtube where concrete silos don’t immediately collapse as humans break them up on their perimeter, but when they do collapse, the top weight of the structure makes it collapse neatly upon itself. Watch this video: the actual video posted was over 7 minutes long. Go to min 2:07: or this one, not as good an example, but watch from 11:30:

  3. I had my doubts, too, about this “quake!”

  4. Margaret Karakas says

    What I noticed was that it was almost like a controlled building demolition. The buildings just pancaked down like the World Trade Center. Near by electric/telephone poles were perfectly straight standing. The buildings next to a demolished bldg didn’t have a scratch on them. I thought to myself ok, not all buildings are built the same. Some are older/newer. Etc. but I too, thought it was very strange. Like there was some sort of selection process to the stuff that got demolished.

    • Gail Sheppard says


    • Antiochene Son says

      A person who has no knowledge or experience with tornadoes might find it pretty suspicious that some houses are totally destroyed while the houses next door are untouched. Such a situation is the completely normal product of a completely natural event, but a person who doesn’t understand weather and physics could create a host of crazy theories about what caused it.

      I’m of the opinion that contrived conspiracy theories are manufactured and planted in the discourse to distract good-hearted, watchful people away from actual conspiracies happening in the world. Of which there are many!

      Why do strange things sometimes happen in complex natural systems? It’s impossible to know. The mundane choices of one bricklayer may be the difference between a building barely surviving and completely collapsing. But just because it seems odd (to the layman) doesn’t mean there is near-magic technology at work. (If it is, and there are technological ways to trigger massive targeted earthquakes, the game is unwinnable anyway.)

  5. Antiochene Son says

    Since all of the fallen buildings in the given photos were similar, I would presume the contractors who built them probably did a shoddy job and cut lots of corners while other nearby buildings were able to withstand the quake. I doubt buildings in Turkey are constructed to the standards they would be in California.

    I have never heard of EMPs being able to cause physical damage to structures, certainly not to buildings over large areas. The amount of energy required to do so would probably be larger than a nuclear bomb.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      That’s part of the mystery. Some of the same looking buildings are standing and some are crumbled on the ground. Perhaps they were built with deferent materials or in different years.

      • Agreed. Being an Okie, I haven’t had nearly the experience with earthquakes as Californians, but the crumbling of the buildings seemed so artificial to me, very much like controlled demolitions.

  6. 8.1 earthquake Mexico 1985

  7. Molon Labe says

    Another Tesla experiment

  8. Well, the US (presumably others too) has been working on Deep Energy Laser. But it’s surprising that the damage is said to have hit US-sponsored Syrian rebel (wink wink) hangout area.

  9. Check out Dr. Judy Wood’s work on the type of weapons technology that was likely used at 9/11 and possibly here as well:

    She also has a website about it found here: .

  10. Antiochene Son says

    I’m seeing reports that old Antioch (Antakya) has been virtually wiped off the map, not a single building still standing. Lord have mercy.

  11. Dn. Steven says

    In the video you link to, the earthquake has long been over. This is one of many buildings that was damaged to its core, only to collapse later due to accumulated damage.

  12. Gail-
    I experienced some fairly big quakes growing up in So Cal in the 70’s and 80’s…
    Knocked out of bed, can’t get up, walk…why is it the centuries old minarets of the mosque are still standing…it’s like some kind of domino effect…but not dependent on falling on the other, very peculiar.
    Doxa to Theo, John D

    • In 1990, when Glasgow was ‘European City of Architecture’
      the City Council decided to demolish the 1866 Townhead Church.
      To local hilarity, when the Church came down the spire stayed up.
      It is now the centre-piece of a small park in a modern housing scheme,

      The Spire was built on its own foundation, apart from the Church,
      so it was barely affected by vibrations from the wrecking ball.
      I expect something similar may be the case with the minarets.

      • Gail Sheppard says

        This is funny! – Anyone who has every lined up dominos knows that you can’t line them up the same way in different sites and get the same results unless all things are equal which they rarely are.

  13. Every day a new conspiracy. I love these people.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      So how many of those vaccines did you take?

      • Three.

        • Gail Sheppard says

          Should have paid attention to my “conspiracy theories” back in 2020 and 2021 that were not theories at all, but TRUTH.

          I sincerely hope you are one of the lucky ones.

          I understand the governments of Thailand, Sweden and Japan are being sued over the vaccines, as the Nuremberg Trials gear up for June.

          It’s a mistake to label things you don’t bother to research as “conspiracies.” This is another one of those times.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Mike, conspiracies exist. That’s why we have attorneys general, DA’s and a Departments of Justice. They ferret out conspiracies.

      That’s their job.

      If you have some free time, I suggest that you bone up on Operation Mockingbird and when the words “conspiracy theory” was first used. It was ginned up by the CIA and cast in a negative light in order to deflect attention away from the Warren Commission’s findings about JFK being shot by a lone assassin.

      True story.

      • Gail Sheppard says

        In order for what I said to be a “conspiracy theory” one would have to have a “theory” which I don’t. I’ve made some observations.

      • George, would you agree that the DA’s, AG’s and DOJ no longer ferret out conspiracies, they are the authors of them?

  14. Check this out. It may explain how this could happen

  15. anonsayswhat says

    There was footage of birds going nuts in a tree, and I believe since they are able to see electromagnetic waves (when migrating, and even in my experience when searching for water) – I might assume a HAARP geophysical weapon could have been used. And the destructive power was said in this earthquake was many times over what a nuclear weapon could cause.

    Keep in mind that Metr. Neofytos Morphou revealed a prophecy of certain Saints years ago, stating that we will be seeing geophysical phenomena that are unusual and even un-natural.

  16. The building collapses look the same as the earthquake that struck Turkey in 1999. Sadly it means that they did not learn from that one. The debris on top of the buildings in the first photo you posted looks to be possible a/c, solar, water heaters, or equipment similar to that. I would venture to guess that it looks a little messy because it was shaken, and some of it might be illegally there. The Lord knows better than I. May the Lord have mercy on all of them, and give the ones who survived strength to bear this trial.

  17. Johann Sebastian says

    I don’t know—a lot of it might have to do with different soil consistencies and varying building methods. I’m from a couple of miles away from where you’re from, Gail, and you’ll remember in ‘87 when uptown Whittier was demolished as were many prewar buildings in the outlying areas—Pasadena, etc. Over the hill in Walnut, where I was, nothing happened. Of course, I don’t know anything about the geology there, but here there are maybe four or five different soil types in the area that behave very differently with seismic activity—even within neighborhoods.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      That’s very true. Sand is the worse.

      We felt that one in Brea but I don’t think there was any damage to speak of in our city. I remember a lot of the Whittier buildings were damaged because of the brick. Didn’t one poor man die because his brick fireplace crumbled on top of him?

      They say the epicenter of the one in La Habra (5.1) was 2 miles east. Two miles east of La Habra is BREA where I lived. It’s funny how they word these things as La Habra undoubtedly would need more help than Brea to rebuild. There are few places in Southern CA where you can go 2 miles east of a populated city and not be in another populated city unless you go much further east.

      In Brea, anyway, I was told it was 6.0 because it was more shallow and closer to the end of the fault. I was in a 7.0 in Hawaii in the mid 70s but those buildings are built on rollers so my wooden chair just slid across the wooden floor. It was more funny than anything else.

      In the La Habra one, there had been a smaller quake earlier in the evening. I was alone in the house, watching TV on the second story when the larger one hit. I heard a loud roaring noise and the house abruptly began shaking, violently. I could hear it pop and crack under the strain. The top floor felt like it was disconnected from the bottom because it was swaying. I could not focus, because when it is shacking that hard, it’s like looking at an image through a camera that’s shaking back and forth. It’s all movement. If you’re laying on a bed, you can’t prop yourself up because the bed is shaking. You can’t get up and walk. I know of a few who tried to get under a doorjamb who were thrown to the floor. It was 12 seconds long. I heard dishes breaking on the floor in the kitchen.

      Afterward, no electricity. It’s dark. (All the strong ones I’ve felt are at night or early morning.) You know another one could hit at any moment. After a few seconds, you hear sirens going off in the background. With a flashlight I discovered everything in the closets was on the floor. Some things had broken in the kitchen but because I had everything bolted to the wall and used earthquake locks, we faired pretty well.

      OK, this is really stupid, but we took off these double closet doors in my daughter’s room to do some remodeling. My husband, who would throw out nothing, used them as massive shelves in the ceiling of our garage by suspending them with bungie cords. OK, don’t do that. The shelves slid and if I hadn’t seen them one of them could have landed on my head!

      I was pretty confident my house would stand, but I was shocked by how much it swayed. When something moves that violently, it is not easy to stand, walk, or run which they were able to do in Turkey.

      Earthquakes are different, as you know. Some are rolling. Some are jolts. Some last over a minute. Some just seconds. With the one I just described, I heard a roaring sound right before which was new to me.

      But in all cases, people feel them unless they are very small or are driving in a car. I have never experienced or heard of an earthquakes over a 5.0 where no one felt it at the epicenter.

      A guy I knew was on the Bay Bridge in 1989. He was actually trying to avert all the fires in San Francisco. He was driving so he didn’t feel anything but was perplexed because cars seemed to be disappearing in front of him. He got close enough to see what was happening before he drove off.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      My thought, too. Thanks for the info. Now, we’ll have to look at how this sort of thing would be experienced differently. I am most baffled why people in this earthquake are not reacting to it as you would expect. Something brought down those building but people were standing, walking, running, just fine. I saw two families getting into their cars in a parking lot and they’re emotionally reacting to the buildings coming down, but they’re not falling or swaying or trying to hold onto their cars. They literally step away from their cars to watch what’s going on. I even saw a disabled person being helped across a cross walk. Very strange how something could take down so many structures but not impact the people standing around.

    • Sharing the report. Wow!

  18. I have to agree: there are a lot of things “way off” about this geophysical event in Turkey. Not just the pictures and videos but the timing, i.e. warnings from the West.

    As we know, Turkey has been making noises about leaving NATO.

  19. Joseph Lipper says

    Lex Luthor explains tectonic weaponry:

  20. Much of the mass devastation and collapse of buildings with this earthquake probably has to do with the fact that, in most of the world, building/construction codes don’t really exist or are very lax…. or any codes are easily sidestepped with bribes, etc.

    In earthquake-prone California, for example, in many locales the law stipulates that buildings must be constructed to be able to withstand some level of earthquakes. Probably not the same standard in Türkiye or Syria, and likely in many places, there’s no standard at all. Thus mass devastation with earthquakes. Terribly tragic and heartbreaking. Thanks for the links to donations via the IOCC and other reputable organizations.

    I bitch about my country (the United States) a lot, but at least our construction standards are among the best in the world. Thanks be to God that there remain some very positive things about living in America.

    (I guess they changed the English spelling…. No longer Turkey, it’s now Türkiye. Apparently this is per the request of Ankara to the United Nations last year…. in most publications now, I see they are referring to the country as Türkiye….. The Anglo-American self-ordained concept that the world must revolve around us does seem to be fading… thanks also be to God that this narcissistic “conventional wisdom” is fading.)

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Not like you’d think. It’ wasn’t until the late 90s that new additions or houses had to have steal beams anchoring them to the foundation. Older buildings, especially in the cities, are “grandfathered in” (allowing someone to continue to do or to have something that a new law or rule makes illegal).

      USGS regional scenarios anticipate 1800 deaths and 50,000 injuries in the event of a major San Andreas earthquake. More than 3 million homes could be damaged, at a reconstruction cost of $289 billion.

    • I’ve never understood the American fixation on sounding foreign. The English name of the country is Turkey. The Turks can call it whatever they want. We don’t refer in English to La Espana, Deutschland or Rossiya. Same with Kiev. It has an English name and a Ukrainian name. It’s all silly.

    • “I guess they changed the English spelling…. No longer Turkey, it’s now Türkiye.”

      Next will be Zhōngguó (incorrectly named China), spelled 中國.

      • Gail Sheppard says

        OK, this better be “grandfathered” for anyone too old to care and wouldn’t begin to know how to do this on a keyboard.

      • Johann Sebastian says

        Hey, 中國 is real Chinese—the CCP version is 中国. Which one you think will win out?

  21. Now, this is significant. Seymour Hersh confirms in a substack article the entire story of how NS was blown up by the US govt. Wikipedia already has some smear stuff up regarding Hersh.

    May get interesting with a Republican House eager to investigate and bring Biden down.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      The New York Times always calls something a “mystery” until it’s revealed.

    • Seymour Hersch has done some excellent investigative journalism in the past, but I am uneasy about this report. There are many in the West that are committed to a full scale war against Russia. This is a provocation that requires a response. I fear that a deep Russophobia runs in the veins of those who control the reigns of power in the West. I believe that it is, at heart, an animosity toward Orthodoxy that still flourishes in the Russian soul. Mr. Hersch may be correct, but it is perhaps a truth that should not be openly trumpeted.

      • It’s not as if governments around the world don’t know. Everyone knows, but they are afraid to admit it.

        Name any act of terrorism of this magnitude (or even far less) about which everyone in the West (be it government or media) is so curiously disinterested in finding and disseminating proof of the party responsible.

    • Here’s some sobering news:

      Moreover, if Ukraine targets Crimea and heartland Russia, then Russia will respond according to plans now being laid down. These plans foresee counter strikes against U.S military installations in Europe and in the Continental United States using hypersonic missiles. The panelist calls for this threat of counter strikes in Europe and the US to be made public and explicit, so that no one is in doubt about what to expect from the Kremlin


  22. Anonymous II says

    If it’s really a weapon, why Turkey and not Russia or China or even one of our own cities the globalists despise?

  23. Do you know the location of the video? since the earthquake is weaker away from it’s center though still may destroy poorly built buildings.

  24. Lord Have Mercy. Memory Eternal to those that died. 20K is horrendous.

    Having been in earthquakes before I can say it is not fun. The biggest one I’ve been in was between a 6.5-7 when living in Alaska. The earthquake that hit Anchorage a few years ago was a 7.0, however, little damage occurred (relative to the magnitude of the quake). The big difference is that Alaska (and WA, OR, CA) and other modern earthquake-prone areas, like Japan, build their infrastructure around the seismic risk.

    I get the feeling that in Turkey, especially outside of Istanbul & Anakara, the building standards are not up to standards for major earthquakes.

    I remembered reading a couple of years ago about an earthquake that killed an Orthodox patriarch and went back and did some digging:

    This was a 7.0 that hit Antioch in 526 and killed 250,000 people, including Patriarch Euphrasius (not in a pleasant way it sounds). Interestingly enough, his successor is now Saint Ephraim of Antioch. Sadly, at least one of the Orthodox parishes in Antakya is now destroyed.

    I encourage everyone to donate if they are able to the Antiochian Archdiocese relief fun.

    To add further ecclesiastical speculation to this tragedy, I can’t help but wonder the effect that this earthquake is going to have on the election of the new Antiochian Archbishop. I know this seems far-fetched. The U.S has thus far not sent any aid to Syria because of whatever excuse they have chosen to use (in reality it’s bc Syria sided with Russia). Meanwhile, Russia is very much helping Syria and has been since the Civil War. In the Church world I’m sure this is only going to push the Churches of Russia and Antioch closer. If this is the case already, and I imagine even more so now, I can’t imagine Antioch electing a pro-Western Archbishop in a couple of weeks.

    I could speak more on how this earthquake is bringing down the popularity of Erdogan, which could in turn mean him being ousted in the upcoming Turkish elections in favor of a more pro-West, pro-NATO candidate.

    Then after all of that we get into the Orthodox prophecy arena. I think even this earthquake was prophesied if I remember right.

  25. George Michalopulos says

    Speaking about absurd stories, try this one about the Chinese Air Balloon on for size:

    “The story, and at this point it is only a story, goes something like this: A balloon takes off from China and crosses the northern Pacific Ocean and reaches American airspace in Alaska. It travels south through western Canada and enters American airspace again near the state of Idaho. The balloon makes its way to Montana, slowing down over various missile silos and military installations. The President is now briefed by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley. The President wants to shoot down the balloon; the “military professionals” advise against this because people and places may be endangered by falling debris. The President sees the wisdom of their argument. At this point some American citizens begin calling local law enforcement and emailing senators and members of Congress asking what is happening. No one knows anything. One man calls his congressman and offers to shoot it down himself since he has “a really good rifle.” The balloon then goes south, passing more military bases until it reaches the vicinity of St. Louis. It then heads east and picks up speed, passing Fort Knox in Kentucky (nothing to see there) and Asheville, N.C., and, inexplicably, instead of going north to Norfolk, Va., to the largest naval base on the East Coast, goes south to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where it is shot down by a F-22 Raptor jet fighter and falls into 47 feet of seawater. Not exactly a Top Gun: Maverick moment for the fighter pilot, but it will have to suffice.

    “This ridiculous story is nothing less than an insult to the American people.” (Courtesy Takimag.)

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Now we’re hearing about 4 balloons. Looks like the U.S. has experience with this. What did they do about the other balloons? What did they learn from them? Why would they repeatedly allow these balloon in our airspace? Why would China need balloons? Aren’t their satellites working?

      So are we now moving out of “Russia-Russia-Russia” into “China-China-China” mode? They seem to want us to focus on China as they prepare for a future war in 2025.

      Per Brigadier General Pat Ryder, Pentagon Press Secretary, “We are aware that there have been four previous balloons that have gone over U.S. territory. This is what we assess as part of a larger Chinese surveillance balloon program. You’ve heard us talk in the past about the fact that this is a program that’s been operated for several years. What we do know is that in some cases whereas some of these balloons previously had not been identified, subsequent analysis, subsequent intelligence analysis did enable us to indicate that these were Chinese balloons.”

      • Gail Sheppard says

        Bigger question, why did Turkey’s interior minister Suleyman Soylu tell our US ambassador to take his “dirty hands off of Turkey” after Washington and eight European countries issued travel warnings over possible terror attacks there. Apparently, similar warnings were made about Iran.

        There was an order by Western governments to evacuate their citizens which could mean the cornered Israeli regime is launching a massive attack there. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake followed by dozens more as this report was being written indicates it has already begun. “This is a weather modification weapon being used to show Erdogan who is still in charge,” a CIA source says. (Ben Fulford)

        As some of our readers have shared with us, such technology exists.

    • This all feels like a huge joke

      For some reason all I can picture is the beginning of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when the grandad is in an outhouse attached to the blimp

      But maybe it’s just dull resignation on my part and I’ve resorted to just laughing about it….

      • Yep…. Military satellites which China has can tell the expression on your face from outer space if they want.

        What the heck would they need a “spy balloon” for? It’s idiocy. It’s not 1937.

        It’s all more theater they create to distract the masses.

        Better to keep us distracted with idiot stories of some balloons so we don’t pay attention to the terrible job our political leaders are doing, to their rampant corruption, to the fact that the neo-liberals in power want America to fight WW3 for them, etc.

        • Gail Sheppard says

          And now a third:

          Statement on today’s actions by NORAD attributed to Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder:

          “Following a call between the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States, President Biden authorized U.S. fighter aircraft assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to work with Canada to take down a high-altitude airborne object over northern Canada today. NORAD detected the object over Alaska late Friday evening.

          Two F-22 aircraft from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska monitored the object over U.S. airspace with the assistance of Alaska Air National Guard refueling aircraft, tracking it closely and taking time to characterize the nature of the object.

          Monitoring continued today as the object crossed into Canadian airspace, with Canadian CF-18 and CP-140 aircraft joining the formation to further assess the object.

          A U.S. F-22 shot down the object in Canadian territory using an AIM 9X missile following close coordination between U.S. and Canadian authorities, to include a call today between Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Minister of Defense Anita Anand.

          As Canadian authorities conduct recovery operations to help our countries learn more about the object, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be working closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

          • Gail Sheppard says

            23 MINUTES AGO

            FAA Issues NOTAM over Havre, Montana Near Canadian Border
            The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a NOTAM over Havre, Montana, near the Canadian border, and declared the region “National Defense Airspace”.

            Article by Donald Standeford, Defcon & SSJ Founder/Publisher

    • Here’s another possible version: the U.S. Space Surveillance Network DID in fact detect the PRC’s High Altitude Surveillance Airship but was too late to respond as per SOP because it was NOT launched from China, but from the arctic in coordination with Russians at an arctic base ( ) or out of a sub off the coast of China-loving Canada. NORAD detected it too late, and when it did, could not determine what the contents of the payload or the balloon/airship were (maybe biological agents in the balloon). Unsure what to do from a strategic messaging perspective, knowing if word got out in the public, Blinken would have to cancel his trip to China, maybe they just hesitated as the balloon maneuvered from missile sites in Montana to USSTRATCOM HQ in Omaha to Rosecrans ANG base and Whiteman AFB in Missouri… Maybe the govt said they were effectively “jamming” it, but then how did it continue to ascend and descend to 15,000-20,000 feet, as witnessed by multiple pilots? Maybe when it was finally over the Atlantic, the govt felt safe enough to engage the PRC’s High Altitude Surveillance Airship. Maybe the other occasions it transited portions of U.S. airspace, maybe they did not have time to detect, corroborate the item/location, launch fighters before it left U.S. airspace. Maybe the PRC’s HA Airship is made up of radar evading/scattering material. What I do know is that, while China has satellites in LEO, there are multiple advantages to high altitude airships, enough so that the U.S. has invested a lot of $$$ into them:
      We’ll likely never know the real story, but we do know they flew overhead as pilots personally saw them at low altitudes, and individuals could see the balloon with their own eyes:

    • Ha, Ha, Taki magazine! What a great, non-pc resource.

  26. Hate to burst your bubble, but when I look closely at the pictures, I see raised concrete platforms on the top of the roofs with solar panels, large air conditioners/or swamp coolers and satellite dishes shaken loose but still attached to the roofs. I also looked at other drone video footage of the tops of buildings immediately after the earthquake and nothing unusual on top of the roofs:

    I posted earlier about the video of buildings collapsing on themselves and folks not running in the streets. Maybe the building was still standing after the quake, but was structurally weakened until it suddenly collapse, like concrete grain silos often do:

    Folks, I’ve gotta tell you, strange things happen when it comes to nature. Check out the Carrington Event of 1859 that caused all kinds of problems on the ground: Or check out the New Madrid earthquake of 1811-1212, the largest in the continental US east of the Rocky Mountains. It made the Mississippi River flow backwards, upstream… an Earthquake!

    When we experienced the tail end of a tornado in Nebraska, huge trees were blown down around our house, our dog’s chainlink kennel blew away, but the dog dish and the blue kiddie pool in the kennel didn’t budge an inch!

    Finally, if there was an EMP, every person in proximity to those buildings for miles would have experienced every piece of electronic equipment no longer working. The chips in those cars that drove away would be fried and they would never start again.

    I know it’s not as tantalizing, but there’s a good chance that the size of the earthquake, the timing of the videos, even the construction materials of the buildings and the composition of the soil in the region led to some buildings falling, other not.

  27. Speaking of conspiracy theories…
    “Maybe a dingo ate your baby.” Elaine — Seinfeld
    Reference to the couple or mother who killed their kid in Australia decades ago and said a dingo carried her kid off… I think Meryl Streep was in the movie version… Maybe it was a “dingo” that caused the earthquake…meaning deflection to the real cause…judgement, the Earth moaning at its greedy stewards, turning HS into a mosque…nothing without God’s allowance.

    John D

  28. Lonnie Jones says

    Putin used deep nukes to create this earthquake in order to gain him a new channel to the Mediterranean. See:

  29. From today’s NY Post, turkey now rounding up “unscrupulous contractors”