OAHU (INTELLIHUB) — It’s been confirmed that an NBC News crew gained access to a highly-secure bunker facility in which the Jan. 13 “ballistic missile threat” alert message was sent from, just hours before the message was broadcast, reportedly in error.
“Hours before the false alarm sounded with warning of an inbound missile we had exclusive access to the bunker where it was sent from,” an NBC News spokesman blatantly admitted in a Jan. 15 report which aired on the Nightly News titled “Nerves Rattled After Missile False Alarm in Hawaii.”
“Let me take you to where the show starts,” Hawaii Emergency Management spokesman David Hafner told the crew before the alert was issued using a rather odd choice of words. “This is where the call comes in that notifies us of a ballistic missile launch.”
Hafner said that his agency would receive a call from from Pacific Command if a threat were imminent and that’s when Hawaii Emergency Management Agency would then “decide whether or not to activate the siren.”
When the reporter asked where the encrypted secure phone was that receives the call, Hafner showed him and even picked up the receiver for a few seconds which opened up the line — something that should have never been done. What if Pacific Command was trying to get through at that very moment and they couldn’t because the line was open? This is complete and total negligence at best.
A report from Sunday says that local police were aware that a missile attack warning for Hawaii was false only five minutes after it was sent, but it took a full 38 minutes for authorities to correct the inaccurate information.
According to 911 recordings obtained by Mercury News, police dispatchers had realized that the missile warning was a false alarm only minutes after the warnings flashed across cell phones.
The warning hit cellphones at 8:07 AM on Saturday, January 13, but dispatchers were aware that the report was a false alarm by 8:12, the paper reported. Despite that, officials didn’t rescind the warning until 8:45.
“Somebody should get fired,” one police officer is heard saying dourly on the recordings.
Only minutes after the alert went out, one Island police officer was heard letting out a “wheww” in relief as he learned that the whole thing was untrue.
“They’re really scared,” the officer added of people he was meeting.
“They probably made an error in their testing,” the dispatcher responded on the recordings. “And we’ll just have to relay this to everybody.”
Several other dispatchers and officers reiterated that the report was a false one, but one supervisor advised to continue evacuations until official channels reported back that the alert was an accidental release.
( Daily Mail ) Panic spread through the state of Hawaii on Saturday morning when residents received a phone alert for an ‘inbound ballistic missile threat’ that was accidentally sent out by Civil Defense but which was not corrected for the best part of an hour.
Scores of confused residents tweeted screenshots of the warnings after receiving the alert at 8.07 local time.
It read: ‘BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL’.
A similar message flashed up on local television networks and brought live sports games to a halt.
It was caused by an employee at Civil Defense who ‘pushed the wrong buttons’ during a shift handover.
The mistake was corrected by government agencies on Twitter 12 minutes later but it took 37 minutes for another phone alert to be issued confirming to residents that it was a false alarm. Some say they never received a second phone alert at all.
By the time it was issued, terrified residents and tourists including basketball legend Magic Johnson flocked to shelters and into their garages in fear of a nuclear attack.
When it became clear that it was a false alarm, their panic turned to fury
( Daily Mail ) President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump laid a wreath and threw hibiscus flowers into the sea on Friday at a Hawaii memorial for US soldiers who died at Pearl Harbor nearly 80 years ago.
Embarking on his first official tour of Asia, Trump said he eagerly anticipated a visit to Pearl Harbor, where thousands of service members paid the ultimate sacrifice.
‘Getting ready to land in Hawaii. Looking so much forward to meeting with our great Military/Veterans at Pearl Harbor!’ Trump tweeted aboard Air Force One as he neared the end of a 10-hour flight from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland
Fukumoto claimed it was from California, zip code shows it’s from Honolulu
DEBUNKED! Thanks to twitter, especially Thomas Wictor@ThomasWictor , a fake hate letter allegedly sent to State Rep. Beth Fukumoto (D-Hawaii) by ‘Trump supporter’ and sent to Huffington Post been debunked even by liberals. SHAME ON YOU!
Here are some twitter take to Fukumoto’s fake hate mail.
‘look at the stamps. Not voided by the post office = not mailed. Not real. I’m a liberal. Just calling it as I see it’ – Troll Hunter@thedoo2u
The biggest give away is the identifier which shows the same zip as the receipient. – 🇺🇸 Patriot 🇺🇸@US_Navy_Vet
The IMb scanner shows the bar code to be zip: 96813-2477, Mailer: 214522 – by Junowho@Junowhotoo
From Thomas Wictor@ThomasWictor
The stamps haven’t been cancelled. She used at least two from this block. They date from 1975. Collectors’ stamps.
This cancellation says “Santa Clara” at the top.
Santa Clara is NOT Los Angeles. It’s in the Bay Area.
“Dear Bitch,” began the note, mailed last week to the lawmaker’s Honolulu office. “Your poor grand parents got put into a camp in the USA? Boo hoo hoo ― you Japs murdered thousands of servicemen at Pearl Harbor ― did you forget that detail?”
( Milo ) Hawaii has landed at the forefront of a national controversy after blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.
According to Newsline, Hawaii’s General Attorney Doug Chin has expressed some very strong views against the order, saying it “discriminates against persons based upon national origins” and “violates our nation’s freedom of religion.”
The problem? Hawaii takes in zero refugees from the nations blocked in Trump’s order.
In 2015, Hawaii brought in a whopping seven refugees; one from the Ukraine, one from China and five from Burma – none of which are Middle Eastern countries notorious for exporting extremists.
So, as Steven Crowder puts it, “Hawaii is doing now what leftists worldwide do every day: change and enforce the rules for everyone but themselves.”
“The State of Hawaii will certainly not have any major role when it comes to refugee relocation,” reads the Newsline article. “The state however wants to play a major role in molding the immigration and resettlement policy through the legal process.”
The reality is that Hawaii is restrictive for refugees because of both the high cost of living and its location. In other words, Hawaii is the definition of an elitist state that wants to influence what the rest of the nation does.
Robert Warner, anti-Trump owner of Café 8 1/2 in Honolulu made bright yellow, handmade sign posted on the restaurant’s front glass door declares: “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.”
Let’s see the response he’s getting at Yelp for his intolerant, Donkeycrat, Nazi/Taliban style of discrimination.
This place is a dump.
And now they post an anti-Trump sign in the front window. Calling people who voted for him “Nazis”?
How hypocritical can you be? “Tolerant” liberals disagree with your preference for President and so they categorize all Trump voters as Nazis?
I would never eat at a restaurant with owners this ignorant.
It’s a shame they are not nice to Trump supporters and cry like babies that Billary did not win. I guess they would rather tell u that if u voted for trump u are a Nazi which I don’t think they have any clue what that means however I guess they can have all the free speech they want but no one else can
I will never go there and there are much better places to go and eat
Admitting openly that you did NOT voted for Trump gives all of us food-for-thought.
– One can presume that you voted for Hillary, and that you also voted for Obama twice.
– which means that you live in an idiot bubble, not cognizant of how clearly liberal policies have failed all of us (and most certainly the poorest).
– And that you cook without rational logic, serving intolerant and emotionally insecure bellyache food.
True Italians along with our wonderful Italian Immigrants of the United States… are totally ashamed of you.
Don’t bother coming to this restaurant. Just an establishment apparently rooted in hatred and intolerance in regard to the national election results. This is the type of attitude you would expect to see during the 50s and 60s during the Civil Rights movement, but apparently the owners of this establishment haven’t matured. If I were able to give the restaurant zero stars for this display of immaturity I would, however, one star will have to do.
Avoid this place and spend you hard earned cash elsewhere.
When a business owner takes it in upon himself to openly call people walking by Nazis; should he retain the benefit of a “cleanup process?”
Should the people who may potentially dine here remain unaware of the motivations of the man in the kitchen? And would they still want to give them their business with that knowledge? After you take away any mention of his discriminatory business statement, his Yelp page will remain as it was. Untarnished. So is it right to censor the reviews of the people who took displeasure at the actions of this dining establishment?
People log on or visit Yelp constantly to read, compliment, and/or voice a dissatisfaction for dining locales. But because this was bad enough to make the news he gets a pass? This man took it upon himself to call people Nazis based on the way they may have voted and went on to state that they -Could Not Eat There- based on that.
That is the very definition of discrimination. Other restaurants have been shut down and sued for the same practices. So should people not be made aware of this man’s intent? If someone is brazen enough to write something like that and plaster it out on the front door of their place of business, who knows what he might even do to the food of those he suspected didn’t vote a way he liked?