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Well… Britannia! :D Britain Doesn’t Need Another Suez Crisis (you look like an absolute bunch of bell ends!)

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Britain Doesn’t Need Another Suez Crisis

An ill-planned military operation in a vital global shipping lane and a mistaken gamble on Washington’s response. Sound familiar? By David Fickling

Britain can’t seem to get it strait these days.
Britain can’t seem to get it strait these days. Photographer: HASAN SHIRVANI/AFP

So much for Britannia ruling the waves.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will spend her last days in office working out how to secure the release of the Stena Impero, a British-flagged oil-products tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz last week.

Amid the likely handover of power to former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and just over three months before the U.K. is due to exit the European Union, the incident looks like a disastrous miscalculation by a political class that’s had its share of poor decision-making.

Indeed, an ill-planned military operation in a vital global shipping lane and a mistaken gamble on Washington’s response looks oddly reminiscent of the Suez crisis – the disastrous 1956 episode that marked the end of Britain’s ambitions as a global power.

The most baffling thing about this incident is how entirely predictable it’s been.

Tehran has been operating a calibrated tit-for-tat strategy in the Persian Gulf ever since the situation in the Strait of Hormuz started to deteriorate this summer. Within hours of the U.K. seizing a tanker carrying Iranian oil near Gibraltar earlier this month, a senior official in Tehran was calling for retaliation

Given the relative ease with which Iran can control shipping through the Strait (a fact the country’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted in an interview last week with Bloomberg Television), the current situation was all but inevitable, as my colleague Julian Lee has written.

What happens if Tehran decides that honor isn’t yet satisfied? May’s government lacks the firepower to prevent further attacks: There’s just a single frigate, the HMS Montrose, currently in the region. Two more ships, HMS Duncan and HMS Kent, are to be rotated through the Gulf over the course of this year. But at best two boats will be available to escort marine traffic – or one when Montrose is docked.

That’s plainly inadequate to protect a merchant fleet that numbers close to 1,000 trading vessels, once you throw in U.K.-owned ships sailing under the flags of other countries. Tankers likely to transit Hormuz comprise about a third of that total.

High Seas

U.K.-flagged vessels represent only a small share of the 984 U.K.-managed trading vessels on the seas

Source: U.K. government

Note: “Commonwealth” refers to U.K. Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories.

It defies logic that the U.K. got into this mess without being aware of how events would play out – but much about the U.K. these days defies logic.

The country’s civil service surely would have warned the Cabinet that the Gibraltar operation, however legitimate, would risk a blowback Westminster couldn’t contain. Looking the other way to avert an international incident is a time-honored practice of governments adjacent to global shipping lanes, one that Spain appears to have employed in this situation.

Whether Westminster decided to intervene out of an abundance of duty or the expectation Washington would offer its far larger Persian Gulf force for protection as repayment, the government clearly acted without a secure back-up plan. The fact that the crisis has played against the backdrop of the messy resignation of Westminster’s ambassador to Washington, Kim Darroch, couldn’t have helped matters, either.

To be sure, the existence of diplomatic ties between Iran and the U.K. should, in theory, make resolving this incident a little easier than a comparable blow-up with the U.S. Even there, though, it’s not clear that London has much leverage these days. Relations now are almost certainly worse than they were in 2007, when it took nearly two weeks to secure the release of 15 Royal Navy personnel captured in an area disputed between Iran and Iraq. British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been imprisoned in the country for more than three years, in a lingering dispute where the intervention of Britain’s likely future prime minister has been less than helpful.

As with Suez, which gave cover for the Soviet Union to send tanks to crush Hungary’s 1956 revolution, the bigger risk isn’t so much the blow to Britain’s standing in the world, as international relations more broadly.

With Iranian oil exports bumping along around their lowest levels since the 1980s, Tehran’s desire to stay on good terms with the remaining parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on its nuclear program is one of the main factors preventing the situation in Hormuz deteriorating further. That’s markedly weakened now that the Stena Impero situation has put it on a collision course with a second member, after the U.S., of the six-nation group.

Dry Tank

Iran’s oil exports have plummeted this year

Source: Bloomberg

As we’ve argued before, the situation in Hormuz is a good deal more fragile than you’d think just from looking at somnolent crude prices. A crucial passage for the world’s oil flows has been a tinderbox for months. It’s no place for Britain, in its current weakened state, to be caught playing with matches.

  1. Maritime lawyers might quibble that Iran should only have a problem with boats sailing under the British flag, but the fact that it also stopped the British-operated, Liberian-registered Mesdar last week suggests Tehran is acting as if all is fair in love and war.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.

To contact the author of this story:
David Fickling at dfickling@bloomberg.net

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The CURRENT current war (Randell L. Mills – A Living Legend, Greater Than Einstein and Tesla Combined)

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes” – attributed to Mark Twain

History is only just starting to recognise Nikola Tesla now… one hundred years later.
I’m like “THE ALMOST EXACT SAME SCENARIO IS PLAYING OUT NOW IN THE 21ST CENTURY!”… Dr Randell L. Mills, Brilliant Light Power, hydrino energy… The Grand Unified Theory Of Classical Physics.

Hundred years of Quantum Physics is wrong! Mills has built a theory of physics that far more advanced, more predictive and more accurate than anything Quantum could ever produce… and in the process he’s discovered a virtually unlimited, extraordinary, clean, safe energy source… hydrino energy.

People say “Don’t mention the words ‘free energy’:/ … well the ONLY other words are “two hundred eighty trillion dollars!”
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY, THE POWER OF THE SUN HAS BEEN BROUGHT DOWN TOTHE SURFACE OF PLANET EARTH!

The biggest discovery in human history… not just in terms of energy, in terms of our understanding physics, of the electron, of atomic structure, of chemicals, of DNA, of life, of gravity, dark matter, of the cosmos, the Universe….
Whoever controls GUTCP, controls the fate of human civilisation!

https://www.libertariannews.org/2016/07/12/randell-l-mills-a-living-legend-greater-than-einstein-and-tesla-combined/
Randell L. Mills – A Living Legend, Greater Than Einstein and Tesla Combined | Libertarian News

Randell L. Mills – A Living Legend, Greater Than Einstein and Tesla Combined

by Michael Suede • July 12, 2016

Being alive at the end of the twentieth century here on planet Insanity has afforded us a few special privileges in the observance of human history.  We’ve seen the birth of the microprocessor, the creation of the internet, and other technological marvels that have vastly improved the quality of the human condition for billions of people.

Unfortunately, even with all of our modern technological advancements, there’s still a huge number of people living in extreme poverty.  Most of the poverty can be directly linked to a lack of cheap and abundant energy.  According to the IEA, “Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country’s economic development; and yet globally 1.2 billion people are without access to electricity and more than 2.7 billion people are without clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of these people are either in sub-Saharan African or developing Asia, and around 80% are in rural areas.”

Even in many places with access to power, it’s not cheap enough or abundant enough to lift the population above the poverty line.  Access to energy is the defining limit on the ability of any given population to pull itself out of poverty by increasing its productive capacity.

All real wealth comes from the ground.  Wealth starts as raw materials that are transformed by human intervention into usable goods that improve the quality of the human condition.  Extracting and transforming resources from the planet takes a tremendous amount of energy.  The cheaper and more abundant the energy resources at our disposal, the cheaper and easier it is to extract and transform resources; which ultimately means cheaper and more abundant goods and services for all of humanity.

For most of human history, the energy to transform resources has come from our own manual labor, the leverage of simple manual tools, and of course – fire.  Even today, we live in what could still broadly be categorized as the combustion age.  We use combustion to produce the vast majority of energy on the planet, and it’s still by far the cheapest means of producing energy yet available to man.  We burn coal and oil to power our homes and factories, we burn gasoline to power our cars and planes, we burn crude oil to power our tankers and shipping; it’s all a big bloody burning mess.

Numerous wars and insurrections have been fought over the control of energy resources, and all the while, the power grid acts as a control grid that forces massive swaths of people to herd together into compact concrete jungles.  The human condition on planet Insanity is so intimately linked with the production of power that we use the same word to describe everything from politics to finance to the performance of an engine – Power.

Imagine what the planet would look like if every person had access to a compact generator that was capable of providing enough energy to power a small factory, while requiring no fuel, producing no pollution, requiring virtually no maintenance for decades, and being portable enough to fit in a small vehicle.  It’s hard to fathom because the potential for invention and mobility becomes nearly limitless.  People could live comfortably in the middle of the ocean or in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference.  Homes could be flying recreational vehicles that never have to land.  Cars could be airplanes and airplanes could be transformed into space vehicles.  With such an invention, we could even colonize the inner planets of the solar system.

With such an invention, the power grid becomes obsolete.  Humans become untethered to the entire utility grid, water and sewage included.  Water could be pulled from the air or desalinated from the oceans.  Trash and sewage could be incinerated on demand.  Unlimited personal power brings with it virtually limitless potential.  Unlimited personal power brings with it virtually limitless freedom.

I’m telling you now that such an invention exists, and in the next year or so, it’s going to change the face of humanity forever.

mills

Dr. Randell L. Mills, a Harvard trained medical doctor, who developed this generator and the physical theory behind it, will be remembered throughout the remainder of human history as the single greatest being to ever have lived.  A billion trillion years from now, people will still be discussing his theories and his invention.  Mills invention is no less transformative than the discovery of fire.  It’s a far greater achievement than the combustion engine or the telephone.

In one fell swoop, Mills will have overturned the standing theories of physics, dismantled the power grid, put an end to virtually all air pollution, put an end to poverty, put an end to wars over energy resources, opened up the entire planet to human habitation, put a serious dent in the ability of politics to control people, and saved limitless lives in the future due to a lack of power.

To be alive at the same time as Mills is a cosmic treat. The man is a living legend that has yet to be recognized. Like all great transformative scientists before him, academia has viciously attacked him, his theories and his company, on both a personal and professional level. Mills is truly the modern day Galileo.  Like Mills, Galileo was viciously attacked by academia for his ideas, even though they are basis for all modern science today, to the point where Galileo spent the last days of his life under house arrest for scientific heresy.

Here’s what mainstream science has had to say about Mills and his work.  I feel compelled to copy and paste this here for posterity, because once Mills’ generator hits the market, these comments are sure to be flushed down the memory hole.  Brilliant Light Power (formerly Black Light Power) is the name of Mills’ company that’s producing the generator and doing the research.  The following is taken from Brilliant Light Power’s wiki page, which Brilliant Light obviously has no control over (think about that for a minute, a company that’s prohibited from editing it’s own wiki page highlights just how terrified academics are of Mills and his theories):

Robert L. Park

Since 1999 Robert L. Park, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Maryland and a notable skeptic, has been particularly critical of BLP. In 2008 Park wrote:

“BlackLight Power (BLP), founded 17 years ago as HydroCatalysis, announced last week that the company had successfully tested a prototype power system that would generate 50 KW of thermal power. BLP anticipates delivery of the new power system in 12 to 18 months. The BLP process,[35]discovered by Randy Mills, is said to coax hydrogen atoms into a “state below the ground state”, called the “hydrino.” There is no independent scientific confirmation of the hydrino, and BLP has a patent problem. So they have nothing to sell but bull shit. The company is therefore dependent on investors with deep pockets and shallow brains.” – Park[36]

Steven Chu

In 1999, Steven Chu, Nobel Laureate in Physics in 1997, said “it’s extremely unlikely that this is real, and I feel sorry for the funders, the people who are backing this”.[7]

Phillip Anderson

In 1999, Princeton University’s physics Nobel laureate Phillip Anderson said of it, “If you could fuck around with the hydrogen atom, you could fuck around with the energy process in the sun. You could fuck around with life itself.” “Everything we know about everything would be a bunch of nonsense. That’s why I’m so sure that it’s a fraud.”[6]

Wolfgang Ketterle

Wolfgang Ketterle, a professor of physics at MIT, said BLP’s claims are “nonsense” and that “there is no state of hydrogen lower than the ground state”.[8]

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist based at City University of New York, adds that “the only law that this business with Mills is proving is that a fool and his money are easily parted.”[6] and that “There’s a sucker born every minute.”[7]

Peter Zimmerman

While Peter Zimmerman was chief arms-control scientist at the State Department, he stated that his department and the Patent Office “have fought back with success” against “pseudoscientists” and he railed against, among other things, the inventors of “hydrinos.”[37]

Forbes attacked him, saying, “This case has many things in common with other failed new energy technologies, including a charismatic leader who generates lots of press, claims of academic validation and criticism of expert skepticism, ample fundraising, and frequent reports of interest from potential buyers. What you don’t find are actual ongoing operation of a power plant outside of demonstration models controlled by the promoter.”

The IEEE attacked him, calling him a loser.  And of course, countless internet trolls have attacked him and his company over all the scientific forums scattered across the internet.  People have been banned simply for posting about Mills and his theories on sites like physicsforums.com and the Reddit science boards.  You can’t even discuss his theories on the major science forums without risking an immediate ban.

Academics typically don’t even bother commenting on theories that have no scientific merit, so when you see this level of vitriol over Mills’ theories, it stands to reason it’s being driven by fear, not by a genuine motivation to seek the truth.

I’ve stated numerous times on this site over the past decade that modern physics is fundamentally flawed.  It is not tied to reality.  Mills theory takes physics back to its roots.  It does away with all the imaginary particles and nonsense that make up the basis of quantum mechanics.  Mills theory is based on closed form classical physics, which treats the electron as singular entity that can be modeled and calculated in precise detail.  Mills theory allows for the precise calculation of molecular shapes and bond strengths, and will transform the way material sciences are conducted in the future.

Taking away all the imaginary particles and physics demystifies quantum mechanics.  With Mills’ theory, theoretical physicists are no longer needed, and their positions as the high priests of science are directly threatened.  It’s little wonder they hate Mills so much.  Eventually the theoretical people will be shunted to the side like most religions have been today. Make no mistake, theoretical physics is a religion, not a science. It’s incredibly hard to change people’s’ religious view points since they aren’t based on evidence or logical reasoning.

To put Mills work in perspective, the Tokamak ITER fusion reactor has had 14 billion dollars of public funding thrown at it with no results to show for it. Further, to quote wiki, “the ITER is not designed to produce electricity, but made as a proof of concept reactor for the later DEMO project.” So 14 billion just to build a proof-of-concept.

Mills has taken less than 100 million of private investment capital over less time than the ITER to go from theory, to concept, to design, and now on to actual power production, with less than a tenth of the resources.  Further, the ITER will obviously be abandoned after Mills generator goes into production, resulting in 14 billion dollars of public money being flushed down the toilet to feed the pocket books of academics and state contractors.  The academics and contractors are the real scam artists in this melodrama.  Perhaps that’s another reason they attack Mills with such ferocity, they are having a bit of Freudian projection going on within themselves.

So let’s talk a little bit about the generator itself. In simple terms, it works by reacting a very tiny amount of hydrogen with a silver catalyst and then exposing that reaction to an electrical discharge. When the hydrogen, silver and electrical discharge combine, the hydrogen atoms shrink, releasing a tremendous amount of energy in the process. Using Mills process, a gallon of water has the same energy potential of around 2000 gallons of gasoline. The amount of hydrogen needed is so small that the generator can pull the hydrogen it needs from water in the surrounding air. This enormous release of energy is then used to basically form the filament of a carbon light bulb.

The carbon light bulb glows so brightly from the heat that it reaches the equivalent brightness of over 2000 suns, with the potential to go even higher in the future.  The light bulb is surrounded by an array of special solar cells called concentrator solar cells that are able to harness the energy from this enormously bright light source.  These special solar cells already exist and are in use in solar farms around the world today.

Mills is projecting his initial generators to produce around 150 kw of power, with the potential for much higher amounts in the future, and the ability to chain multiple units together to provide huge amounts of power.  He projects around 600 or so dollars per unit in materials costs to produce the unit, with the unit weighing far less than a conventional gasoline engine at around the same size.  He also says production of the units can be scaled up to near infinite capacity, allowing a tremendous number of these units to be produced for next to nothing, using the same format as current LED production uses today.

Mills already has the “light bulb” portion of this generator fully prototyped and working.  Obviously that’s the hard part since the rest of the parts for the generator already exist from off-the-shelf suppliers.  Mills is projecting production units to be ready for delivery by the second half of 2017, with a fully prototyped working generator ready for field testing by the first half of 2017.  Once Mills rolls out that first generator, be prepared for a monumental media shit storm to hit the public.

You can read the latest press release from Brilliant Light Power here, and watch the “light bulb” in action below.

I’ve been following BLP closely for nearly a decade now.  I’m convinced Mills is the real deal.  Contrary to what Forbes claims, numerous independent labs have verified his claims.  He’s obtained funding from some of the wealthiest people on the planet, and he’s got a highly skilled team of engineers backing him.  He doesn’t need any more investment capital so he’s got no reason to lie.  Several university labs and independent investigators have replicated and validated Mills work:

It’s also worth taking a look at Brilliant Light’s board of directors.  These people don’t strike me as the type of people who are willing to throw their lives away over fraud charges:

H. McIntyre Gardner’s profile from Bloomberg:

  • Chairman of Spirit Airlines
  • Chairman of Merrill Lynch Bank USA
  • Chairman of Merrill Lynch Life Insurance Company and Transamerica Advisors Life Insurance Company of New York
  • Director of Isola Group, SARL
  • President of the Board of Trustees at the Princeton Charter School

James E. Canty J.D.’s profile from Bloomberg:

  • President and General Counsel at Clough Capital Partners
  • Associate General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Director of Investor Relations at Converse Inc.
  • Corporate and Securities Lawyer at Goldstein & Manello
  • Certified Public Accountant at KPMG

John J. Gillen’s profile from Bloomberg:

  • Global Director of Finance at Towers Perrin
  • Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Dayton Power and Light Co.
  • Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Member of the Office of the Chief Accountant of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Jeremy Hux’s article from Yahoo Finance:

  • Managing director and global head of clean technology investment banking for Credit Suisse
  • President of HCP Advisors
  • Head of West Coast Clean Technology for Morgan Stanley

Barbara A. Nabial’s profile from Bloomberg:

  • Senior Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche

And let’s not forget Mills, who has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Franklin & Marshall College, and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Harvard Medical School. He also did graduate engineering coursework at MIT.

At this point, it doesn’t matter what anyone may say about him.  He’s going to market, and he’s going to change the world.

If you’d like to learn more about the backstory to Mills incredible scientific achievement, a book on the subject was recently released by one of his former employees.

Update 10/28/16:

Pretty crazy update from BLP today.

They refactored the SunCell to use dual liquid silver metal injectors for the electrodes, which solved the problem of the reaction being so strong that it was blowing holes through solid tungsten electrodes in just a few seconds.

What’s pretty crazy is they are reporting that they can actually shut the power off to the electrodes and the EM pump; yet the reaction will continue in a self-sustaining manner. You can actually see this take place in the video.

BLP states, “It is predicted that with sufficient silver vapor pressure, the power will persist by a self-sustaining hydrino reaction. Moreover, as designed, when the cell is operated as a silver boiler, the EM pump power may be terminated as well such that the parasitic load is zero except for the power consumed in electrolysis of water to provide the hydrogen fuel. In fact, the power did persist at the same level for long duration after the ignition power was terminated (See sections of the run indicated by the ignition-off video captions).”

Here’s a look at the reactor:

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Update 11/2/2016:

I just read through the latest BrLP presentation event notes and found their current planned development and production timeline. They are projecting the commercial units to produce 100 kW of power.

BrLP has contracted with Columbia Tech to have them do the prototype and manufacturing workups. CT’s Chief Technology Officer is projecting initial field testing of prototype units to take place in 6 months, with pilot commercial units available 6 months after initial field testing completes. Phase 1A design began on November 1st.

Masimo Semiconductor is responsible for creating the commercial photovoltaic converter comprising a denser receiver array of concentrator multijunction photovoltaic cells that will wrap around the black-body light source. Masimo’s Head of Business Development is projecting the photovoltaic array to be ready for the prototype field tests on time.

Looking at the slide notes from Masimo, they are projecting 15.5kW output for the first prototype, and 28.5kW for the second prototype.

Here’s Masimo’s published timeline:

-Week 1: July 27, 2016…. Masimo Semi currently under TPV Cell contract and drawings
-Week 10: Oct 19, 2016…..Masimo Semi currently under gDRA prototype development contract
-Week 14: Nov 4, 2016…..1-Junction Cells on GaAs & InP complete
-Week 16: Nov 18, 2016….gDRA Prototype 3-D model complete
-Week 24: Jan 13, 2017….gDRA Prototype (1-J) Single TRU complete
-Week 28: Feb 17, 2017…. 2-Junction Cells on GaAs or InP complete (requires contract)
-Week 40: May 7, 2017….gDRA Prototype (2-Junction Cells) complete (requires contract)

So looking at the notes, Jan 13, 2017 is a big day because that’s the day the first geodesic Dense Receiver Array will be completed (gDRA). The gDRA is the photovoltaic dome that wraps around the black body light source. Once that’s done, we could see a self-sustaining prototype generator produce power for the first time not too long after that. So perhaps a fully working prototype will be wheeled out for a public demo sometime near the end of January or in February.

Update 11/4/2016:

Brilliant Light Power (BrLP) released video of their October 26th Industry Day, which I just discussed above.

Video 1: Colin Bannon, Chief Technology Officer for British Telecommunications, discusses BT’s energy usage and their desire for a clean source of power. [BT is an absolutely massive telecom corporation, with a market cap of around 36 billion.  They are about half the size of Time Warner to put them in perspective.]

Video 2: Kert Davies, Executive Director of ClimateInvestigations.org, discusses energy production and global warming (feel free to skip this one.)

Video 3: Dr. Randell Mills gives a complete overview of how the SunCell works and the latest test data.

Video 4: Dr. Peter Jansson of Bucknell University speaks on the independent validation of the SunCell system.

Video 5: John DeCarlo of Columbia Tech discusses how their applied engineering team is working with BrLP on the prototype of the reactor assembly, as well as helping plan for mass production.

Video 6: Brad Siskavich of Masimo Semiconductor discusses their work on the photovoltaic cells that will produce power from the SunCell reactor.  This is a pretty interesting lecture that’s worth watching.  He’s projecting they shouldn’t have too much trouble obtaining a 100 kWs from the SunCell in the future, while their initial prototypes will produce around 10 to 30 kWs.

Video 7: BrLP’s Dominic Jones discusses their long term market strategy.

Update 12/14/16:

Brilliant Light put out a new press release yesterday detailing the advisory board that will be working to bring their virtually-free energy generator to commercial launch next year.

December 13, 2016 04:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

CRANBURY, N.J.­­(BUSINESS WIRE)­­ – The Advisory Board consists of senior industry executives and includes Colin Bannon from BT, Bill Maurer from ABM Industries, Ray Gogel, former President of Current Group and US Grid Co., Matt Key, CEO of Everynet and three additional executives from Telecoms, Finance and Legal professions.

“We searched extensively to identify advisors that can help us answer some of the big questions to support our SunCell® commercial launch next year” said Dr. Randell L. Mills, Founder, President and CEO of Brilliant Light Power, Inc. “This is a team of senior executives from future customers, partners and advisory groups that will help us shape what we offer and how we offer it as we prepare to go to market”.

Bill Maurer, SVP from ABM Industries Energy division said “it’s a great opportunity to be part of the team that will launch the technology that will change the way we think about energy in the future”

Matt Key, CEO of Everynet said “Brilliant Light Power has put together a very sophisticated advisory group and they have given us some big questions to consider. The SunCell® technology is an incredible invention and we all look forward to helping the Company in achieving its full potential by transforming the worlds energy markets as we know them”

The Advisory Board will meet monthly and will be advising Brilliant Light Power on its the commercial offerings, launch markets, potential customers and organizational structure the Company will employ to deliver them.

Update 1/2/2017:

CNN Interview

Update 1/13/2017:

BrLP just released a new video today of the SunCell operating above 3000° C in a commercial design. The camera attenuation was up to a factor of 10,560 times to avoid saturation.

Even small increments above 3000° C drastically increase the final power output of the generator because the spectrum shifts more to the right, allowing the TPV cells to harness more of the energy.

Update 4/13/2017:

Latest press release from BrLP

BrLP has achieved automated control of the molten silver levels of the reservoirs of the dual molten metal injectors of its SunCell®. BrLP has also achieved automated control of the SunCell’s® thermal profile. These were the two gating items to a closed commercial SunCell® that can be deployed for field trials of thermal applications followed by electrical unit deployment with further photovoltaic converter development. The video of an excerpt of an electromagnetic pumping test shows the left reservoir overfilled at pumping initiation. The pumping rates automatically adjusted to establish and maintain matching relative levels and caused the molten streams to intersect at the center of the reaction cell chamber. BrLP is optimizing the designs and integrating this technology as it builds the first thermal field trial unit. The photovoltaic cells and cooling technology of the photovoltaic converter have been designed and are in the initial testing phase.

Now that they have automation that allows them to run the cell in a closed system, a prototype generator is very close indeed.

Update 5/31/2017: 

New paper submitted for journal publication: Power Determination and Hydrino Product Characterization of Ultra-low Field Ignition of Hydrated Silver Shots. [PDF]

Update 9/20/2017:

Mills presented at the Society for Cable & Telecoms Engineers Energy 2020 conference in Denver, CO. on September 12, 2017. The audience consisted of leading Operating Executives from across the Cable industry. Dr. Mills’ presentation is available in PDF format here.

An updated production timeline was published in the presentation.  Presently, BrLP plans to have units in field testing in the 2nd half of 2018, and a commercial launch in the 2nd half of 2019.

Update 12/18/2018:

Here’s a short clip of a continuously running hydrino reactor.  The work to integrate this reactor into a water bath and solar cell type generators is ongoing.

They also have a working spherical reactor vessel:

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Iran-Backed Terror Cells ‘Ready to Strike’ UK Experts Warn Amid Crisis COBRA Meeting Today – Report… Warning As Iran ‘Ready To Strike’ In The West Using Sleeper Terror Cells: Report

“If they’re not Jewish or Israeli targets… I couldn’t give two fucks… sorry.
I’m sure you all understand why.”

Iran-Backed Terror Cells ‘Ready to Strike’ UK Experts Warn Amid Crisis COBRA Meeting Today – Report

Iran-Backed Terror Cells ‘Ready to Strike’ UK Experts Warn Amid Crisis COBRA Meeting Today

Written by Shahriar Kia on 22 July 2019.

Iran’s regime is considered behind only Russia and China as the greatest threat to Britain’s security from a state actor among senior players in MI5 and MI6, according to Britain’s Express.

With the seizure of the British flagged Stena Impero oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, fears Tehran funded terror cells across Europe could be given the all-clear have intensified, the Express wrote on Monday.

The Daily Telegraph reported the cells are linked to Lebanese Hezbollah which is active in the Syrian Civil War.

It has been reported counter-terrorism police disrupted a cell in 2015 that was stockpiling tonnes of explosives.

Sources believe the cell was prepared to cause “a lot of damage” with “proper organised terrorism”.

An intelligence source said: “Iran uses proxies and they have control of a network of individuals linked to Hezbollah.

“Iran has Hezbollah operatives in position to carry out a terrorist attack in the event of a conflict. That is the nature of the domestic threat Iran poses to the UK.”

Iran’s regime has been blamed for cyberattacks in the UK, one on Members of Parliament in 2017 and another on Post Office, local government and private sector emails at the end of last year.

The UK Department of Transport have stated that the Steno Impero was in Omani waters when it was seized before being re-routed by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and produced naval charts to support this claim.

The British Government described the incident, a response to the seizure of Panamanian flagged Grace I in Gibraltar, as “illegal” and wrote in a letter to the UN Security Council: “Current tensions are extremely concerning, and our priority is to de-escalate. We do not seek confrontation with Iran. But it is unacceptable and highly escalatory to threaten shipping going about its legitimate business through internationally recognised transit corridors.”

Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi said on Saturday: “The mullahs’ unbridled actions in the Persian Gulf for blackmail need a firm response by the international community. They should not be allowed to be emboldened. Force &firmness are the language they understand well. They must not be given the chance for further blackmail.”

The Saudi Foreign Affairs Minister Adel Aljubeir tweeted last night: “Iran must realise that its acts of intercepting ships, including most recently the British ship, are completely unacceptable. The world community must take actions to deter such behaviour.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency COBRA meeting at 10.30am on Monday morning in response to the crisis.

Warning As Iran ‘Ready To Strike’ In The West Using Sleeper Terror Cells: Report

Zak Doffman Contributor Cybersecurity I write about security and surveillance.

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Last month, news emerged that a devastating cache of explosives had been discovered in London by security agencies back in 2015. The three tons of ammonium nitrate was “more than was used in the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people,” the Daily Telegraph reported. The lethal stockpile was linked to Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi’a terror group that has been designated as a terrorist group—in whole or part—by much of the West. Hezbollah is sponsored by Iran, and back in 2015, the U.K. had just signed on to the Iranian nuclear deal. Nothing was made public.

Fast forward to 2019. Tensions continue to escalate in the Gulf between the U.S., its allies and Iran. The Iranians have seized a British oil tanker in a move designed to test London’s patience and restraint. The primary response to the incident has played out in the media. And, as I’ve written before, the media plays its part beyond just reporting events. The predictability of its response to events is part of the “enemy’s” planning process. The western media cycle is predictable, manageable, the thirst for the drip-drip of ever new headlines. And that also links to population interference through the abuse of social media platforms.

This is the hybrid warfare we now face, cyber and physical, military and civilian, direct and indirect. And on that last point, cue proxies. Iran has already mobilized its sphere of influence in the Middle East—attacks on Saudi targets will come to mind, and now comes the turn of sponsored terrorist groups operating in the West. Again as reported by the Daily Telegraph, “intelligence agencies believe Iran has organized and funded sleeper terror cells across Europe including the U.K. and could greenlight attacks in response to a conflict in the Gulf.”

The British tanker was seized by Iran’s military, arguably justifying a military response—but conflict is no longer that simple. Iranian quasi-state media carried footage of Iran’s flag being raised above the U.K. tanker the Stena Impero in Bandar Abbas. “Make no mistake,” Iran’s foreign minister warned the U.K. by Twitter the same day (Sunday July 21). “Having failed to lure Donald Trump into War of the Century… John Bolton is turning his venom against the U.K. in hopes of dragging it into a quagmire. Only prudence and foresight can thwart such ploys.” Also on Sunday, Iranian media reported that Iran’s U.K. ambassador had warned Britain “against provocation over the seized tanker, as reports emerged that the British government is considering freezing Iranian assets and may take other measures as well in a standoff between the two countries.” 

We have been warned.

The Daily Telegraph report quoted an unnamed intelligence source saying that “Iran uses proxies and they have control of a network of individuals linked to Hezbollah—Iran has Hezbollah operatives in position to carry out a terrorist attack in the event of a conflict. That is the nature of the domestic threat Iran poses to the U.K.”

In both the physical and cyber domains, Iran can hit non-military targets (directly or through proxies) in retaliation (or preemptively) for U.S. axis action in the more conventional sphere. Physically, Iranian action is more akin to insurgency. And in the cyber domain, as I reported over the weekend, Iran understands that retaliation against the U.S. (or U.K.) might be akin to throwing rocks at a tank, but it can hit the vast and under-protected Western corporate sector at will. An Iranian cyber attack hit high-profile U.K. targets late last year, and two weeks after U.S. Cyber Command hit Iran’s command and control structure in the aftermath of the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, came its warning that an Iranian-led hack was targeting the millions of unpatched Microsoft Outlook systems.”

In the physical domain, Iran’s proxies in the Middle East have been mobilized for some time now—the mobilization of sleeper terror cells is in effect no different. The escalating conflict is multidimensional—cyber and physical, military and civilian. As we watch and wait to see what happens thousands of miles from home, the conflict is neither that simple nor that contained. The threat of proxy terrorist activity on Western soil is the physical manifestation of the same equation we have already seen in the cybersphere.

Also this week, Britain anoints a new prime minister, widely expected to be the hawkish Boris Johnson who is likely to align more closely on Iran with the U.S. administration than had his predecessor Theresa May. On the other side of British politics sits Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain’s left-leaning Labour Party. Corbyn naturally aligns with Teheran. He has presented Teheran-friendly propaganda on the country’s Press TV and has described Hezbollah as his “friends.”

We live in interesting times.

Iranian terrorist sleeper cells in the UK could be triggered to carry out attacks as tensions rise over seizing of oil tanker, security sources warn

  • Islamic Republic is supporting terror cells across Europe, experts have warned 
  • Security chiefs fear that they could be deployed to the UK over oil tanker row 
  • Concerns comes after Iranian forces seized the British Stena Impero vessel 
  • Theresa May will chair emergency Cobra meeting Monday to talk strategy 

By Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline

Terrorists supported by Iran could strike Britain if tensions deepen between the two countries, senior intelligence sources claim. 

Agencies believe that the Islamic Republic has funded sleeper cells across Europe, including in the UK.

They rank the country behind only Russia and China as in terms of the threat it poses to national security.

Amid the escalating threat, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will hold a meeting of Britain’s emergencies committee Monday to discuss strategy.

‘As well as receiving the latest updates from ministers and officials, the… meeting will discuss the maintenance of the security of shipping in the Persian Gulf,’ a Downing Street spokeswoman said Sunday. TV Footage of seized British oil tanker with Iran’s flag over it.

Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port on Friday after being seized by Iran

Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port on Friday after being seized by Iran

It comes amid heightened concerns in MI5 and MI6 sparked by Tehran’s seizure of British oil tanker Stena Impero on Friday.  

Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is linked to radicals that are operating the terror cells, a source told the Daily Telegraph.   

Counter-terror officers broke apart a cell in 2015 when they found it stockpiling explosives in London.

The source told the paper: ‘Iran has Hezbollah operatives in position to carry out a terrorist attack in the event of a conflict. That is the nature of the domestic threat Iran poses to the UK.’

The Metropolitan Police and MI5 say that cells are widespread across Europe despite the 2015 disruption. They fear that cells in other European countries will be deployed to Britain. 

Their thwarting of the 2015 plot only surfaced last month after authorities kept the ‘proper organised terrorism’ secret. 

This footage was been broadcast on Iranian state TV and shows the seized British-registered oil tanker having an Iranian flag hoisted above it

This footage was been broadcast on Iranian state TV and shows the seized British-registered oil tanker having an Iranian flag hoisted above it 

Depleted: How the Royal Navy has shrunk in size in the past three decades

Depleted: How the Royal Navy has shrunk in size in the past three decades

Agents blamed Iran for cyber attacks on the UK in 2017 when MPs and peers were hacked.

The Islamist regime is also thought to be responsible for an attack on local government networks, the Post Office and private companies last year. Those behind the attacks have links to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.  

The Conservative Party is split on the Stena Impero affair as Iain Duncan Smith accused Theresa May of a ‘major miscalculation’ after she turned down help from the US. President Donald Trump pledged to offer protection to British ships in the region.  

Meanwhile Chancellor Philip Hammond denied that the government had taken its ‘eye off the ball’ as he spoke to The Andrew Marr Show on the BBC on Sunday.

Yesterday Iain Duncan Smith (right) told Andrew Marr (left) that Theresa May made a 'major miscalculation' by refusing US help in the Gulf

Yesterday Iain Duncan Smith (right) told Andrew Marr (left) that Theresa May made a ‘major miscalculation’ by refusing US help in the Gulf 

A radio exchange between Iranian armed forces, the oil tanker and a Royal Navy frigate that was unable to assist as it was too far away emerged yesterday.

The recording features an Iranian ordering the captain of the Stena Impero to change its course ‘immediately’. 

In broken English, he can be heard saying: ‘If you obey you will be safe.’ Yesterday the Department for Transport revealed a chart showing that the tanker was in Omani waters when it was ‘interrupted’ by the Iranian forces. 

The government blasted Iran, accusing it of ‘illegal interference’ over the seizure but said the UK does not seek confrontation.   

Britain only has the Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose in the region plus four mine hunters, while the US as its Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain - which includes one aircraft carrier, one missile cruiser, five destroyers, two amphibious vessels and two or three submarines

Britain only has the Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose in the region plus four mine hunters, while the US as its Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain – which includes one aircraft carrier, one missile cruiser, five destroyers, two amphibious vessels and two or three submarines 

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Iran’s UK Ambassador Calls On Britain To ‘Contain’ Those Who Want ‘Escalation’… Iran-backed terrorist cells ‘ready to strike’ UK as tension escalates over seized oil tanker

“If anyone is referring to me… first the UK security services have absolutely no chance of ‘containing’ me… second, I couldn’t give two fucks for the British public!” 😀 “…. Whoops!” 😉

Iran’s UK Ambassador Calls On Britain To ‘Contain’ Those Who Want ‘Escalation’

July 21, 2019


File photo - Hamid Baeidinejad, ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in London.
File photo – Hamid Baeidinejad, ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in London.

Iran’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has called on the British government to “contain” those “domestic forces” that in his words “want to escalate existing tension between Iran and the UK well beyond the issue of ships.”

Reports emerged on July 21 that Britain might be considering a diplomatic offensive to impose sanctions on Iran, either by a collective EU effort or through the United Nations, for the seizure of an oil tanker by Tehran.

The Islamic Republic’s ambassador Hamid Baeidinejad in a tweet called any effort leading to escalation in tensions “quite dangerous”, but underscored that Iran “is firm and ready for different scenarios”.

Iran had been threatening retaliation against British oil tankers after authorities in Gibraltar seized an Iranian tanker July 4 loaded with two million barrels of oil bound for Syria in violation of EU sanctions.

On July 19 Iran carried out its threat by sending its commandos and naval boats to capture the British-flagged Stena Impero in international waters in the Persian Gulf region.

British officials have strongly condemned the seizure of the tanker, insisting that it was clearly navigating in international waters.

Iran-backed terrorist cells ‘ready to strike’ UK as tension escalates over seized oil tanker

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat circling the tanker in an image released on Sunday
An Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat circling the tanker in an image released on Sunday Credit:  Mizan News Agency

Iran-backed terrorist cells could be deployed to launch attacks in the UK if the crisis between London and Tehran deepens, intelligence sources have warned.

Among senior intelligence officers, Iran ranks behind only Russia and China as the nation state posing the greatest threat to Britain’s national security and the seizure of the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero will have intensified concerns in MI5 and MI6.

Intelligence agencies believe Iran has organised and funded sleeper terror cells across Europe including the UK and could greenlight attacks in response to a conflict in the Gulf.

The cells are operated by radicals linked to Hizbollah, the Lebanese militant group. Counter-terror police…