Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Horrific Bargain, a Strange Confidence, and a Little Boy

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In Reich of The Black Sun and SS Brotherhood of The Bell, the case is made that the Nazis put furious efforts into advanced weapons research. Dr. Farrell makes plain that those weapons were deployed and used in Russia by the German regime. There’s just not a lot of empathy with those folks.
In the Reich of the Black Sun, it was reported that the Germans deployed an advanced weapon at a port near Moscow, described first hand by none other than Otto Skorzeny. The weapon’s effect was so intense that the Russians threatened to use poison gas on the Germans, which apparently stayed its further use in that theatre of operations. Photographs at the time indicate these weapons were fuel-air explosives (FAE) that could devastate an area up to 1km, in this case the Port of Moscow. Based upon Dr. Farrell’s research, the FAE is the tip of the iceberg.
Among the witnesses to the Nazi devastation of Russia was storied Army Colonel Fletcher Prouty. Prouty was at the center of the action including being the enigmatic “Mr. X” in the movie JFK.
One of his books, The Secret Team, discusses the development of national security policy in the age of the atom. He contextualizes the effects that the arrival of atomic weapons had on policy in the upper stratums of the war machine.
In one telling passage, he makes an intriguing detour.
"During 1946, the United States was grimly aware of the fact that it was the sole possessor of the bomb, and that this was to be for only a fleeting time. Scientists knew, even if the statesmen and politicians did not wish to know, that the secret of the bomb had already ended on the day it had been exploded over Hiroshima and that it was inevitable that Russia and other countries would have the bomb within a few years. Therefore, on the one hand there was a great rush to establish and structure the in as man's last best hope for peace. At the same time there was the beginning of a great and growing witch hunt in the United States concerning the protection of the secrets of the atomic bomb. Related to this was a demand for information from all over the world to make it possible for the United States to know the exact status of the development of the bomb by other powers. And related to all of these problems was the growing awareness of the danger that would arise from the growth and spread of Communism. Some of these concerns were real, and many were imagined.
I recall having been in the Soviet Union during World War II. I had entered the country by way of Tehran, Iran, and flown mountains near Baku. Then our course took us further north over Makhachkala and northwesterly along the Manych River to Rostov. Although I had seen many bombed and burned cities during the war - from Italy to Manila and Tokyo -- I had never seen anything to compare with the absolute devastation of Rostov (Emphasis Mine). From there we flew toward Kiev to the city of Poltava, where we landed and remained for a few days. Our return was over essentially the same route. Since I had been free to fly a varied course, I flew at about five hundred feet above the ground for the entire trip and wandered off course right and left as random cities and towns came into view.
The major lesson from such a flight was that the war areas of Russia had been terribly destroyed by the German onslaught and by the Russian scorched-earth policy. The other outstanding factor was that over this fifteen-hundred-mile area of the Russian heartland there were absolutely no roads. There were trails and horse or farm-vehicle paths, but no roads of any kind. There were a major railroad and the great Manych Canal. In 1944, one could observe that Russia was going to have to recover from a devastating war and was going to have to make a major effort to develop its backward economic base, which without modern road transportation would certainly be limited in its growth. (Ibid, chapter 5, no page numbers)" (The Secret Team, Chapter Five).
Unpacking this, a few things are highlighted.
  1. His trip was a surveillance flight in addition to whatever other missions he was performing.
  2. He inserts these paragraphs in the middle of an argument about nuclear policy and the development of the national security state.
So here we have an important American military officer, in Russia, during WWII, surveying damage in Russia, describing terrible destruction beyond conventional weaponry, in areas of Russia that would not logistically support the advance of a traditional army.
As Dr. Farrell iterated on Jeff Rense's Common Sense, the German’s were separating uranium by the pallet. Furthering our footnote case is the suggestive evidence found in the number of those killed by the Nazis in Russia. An advanced weapon would have to have been used to horribly “make the numbers add up” as the traditional Wehrmacht did not have the firepower to inflict the number of deaths reported.
In Reich of the Black Sun, Dr. Farrell surveyed transcripts from Nazi scientists interviewed in the UK at Farnsworth.  The Nazi scientists slipped and revealed that laser isotope enrichment (LIE) was in use at Auschwitz. This process can rapidly enrich uranium ore to military grade. He also points to evidence that the plant at Auschwitz never produced an ounce of rubber and used more electricity than Berlin, according to Carter Hydrick’s important book, Critical Mass.
With that in mind, perhaps we can tie a few things together.
In Joseph’s book, The Nazi International, he brings to the surface multiple stories and avenues of escape by the Nazi leadership from Berlin at the close of the war, a Bormann led “ratline” with a much higher degree of obfuscation. The book also discloses the crazy itinerary of U-234, a large displacement U-boat that left Germany for Norway, departing to the west only after word was received from Berlin. It was as if the boat was a pawn in a strategic negotiation.
If Bormann, as Joseph has suggested on many occasions, was working to put together a deal with the Americans allowing the Nazis to abscond to points unknown, payment would be required and it had to be something to make the game worth the effort. To put it simply, if Bormann was trying to negotiate the release of the Nazi leadership, given the situation, the misery, and the political stakes, he would have to have been playing poker with some big chips.
Col. Prouty suggests to us in his text, embedded in a discussion of national security policy with respect to nuclear weapons, that he saw with his own eyes that massive destruction of Russia that could only be delivered by atomic weapons or their equivalent. And horrifically, it was rolled out on a live population as Col. Prouty relates in his discussion of the strange meandering trip he made though the Caucasus Mountains.
Even as a child I found it strange that the first weapon was never tested.
Joseph reported to me that the Japanese tested a uranium weapon on August 10, 1945, one day after the horrific events at Nagasaki. Knowing this, everything now makes sense.
  1. The Germans had given uranium and designs to the Japanese who had already built their first weapon.
  2. The Americans knew the Japanese were close and so were under tremendous pressure to use it first.
  3. It makes perfect sense why the first weapon, Little Boy, did not have to be tested. It may have already been tested in Russia.
  4. I always thought it strange that the US would drop a highly-classified untested munition not knowing whether it would work or not, leaving the weapon in danger of being captured and reverse engineered and the nearly irreplaceable uranium taken. That problem goes away if the weapon was war-tested by the Wehrmacht and the Japanese already had the design.
  5. The tropish Allied Legend of the sweeping Western victory was a story to raise the ego of the American population and Western Europe. The truth is, it was a photo finish.
  6. Lastly, you can finally let go of some of the allied guilt about the decision to drop the weapon at all, but our nation will have to live out the karma for dropping it on population centers.
We can therefore make the case, based upon Prouty’s trip, and the other evidence, that the American’s already likely knew that Little Boy worked because the Nazis were using the design against Russia and Prouty is likely to have been sent to confirm that fact. Further speculating, the US would not make such a deal without knowing that the gadget they apparently got from the Germans would work.  And the Japanese had it too.
This explains why the Americans did not need to test "Little Boy" before lifting off from Tinian Island.
Thus, we can safely make an educated guess as to the origins of that strange confidence in Little Boy at Los Alamos in 1945.

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