Defending against the growing missile threat … Congress has a duty to bolster the U.S. air defense system … Both Iran and North Korea are rogue nations developing and testing new missile technologies at an alarming rate. Iran threatens U.S. forces and has missile technology to carry out those threats. North Korea has successfully tested missiles that can be fired from submarines and is threatening to use them. –Washington Times
Here is another article filled with apparently unverifiable assertions and demands regarding nuclear technology and the necessity for America to defend itself.
We’ve been documenting inconsistencies about the US nuclear program and asking where verification exists and how it was developed.
This Times article is a good example of assertions that are provided without evident factual support.
The columnist writing it has a past relationship with the American Enterprise Institute, a free-market facility well known for advocacy of various forms of military action and preparedness.
China has been building a world-class, blue-water navy to challenge the United States and power its aggression in the South China Sea. Russia is flexing its muscles, orchestrating attacks against its neighbors, working to weaken NATO, and advance its global expansion.
The importance of missile defense in this environment is clear. To protect ourselves from these growing threats, the United States must continue to invest in technological improvements to help our combatant commanders and warfighters protect against growing missile threats at home and abroad.
That is why it is critical that we continue to invest in, and modernize, proven upper-tier missile defense systems
From our reading we understand that the formations of Communist China and Red Russia HERE were least in part supported by US and London-City banking interests. The strategy was Hegelian; the intention to create a dialectic including a plentiful supply of enemies.
But our real question is how do we know that these terrible threats are all they are supposed to be?
We analyze elite dominant social themes and the “genocidal nuke” theme stands out as an especially effective one – if indeed it is
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks seem to be much different and initially less deadly than advertised, HERE. And we recently carried an article extensively documenting apparent fakery involving the Bikini Island nuclear tests HERE.
If one accepts the apparent fakery at Bikini Island, this raises further questions about the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
In other words, if nuclear weapons existed prior to Bikini Island, why was it necessary to add fakery to the Bikini Island tests?
And exactly how powerful are they?
We recently found this article posted at The National Interest, HERE: “US Air Force Tried Turning Lethal Nuclear Rockets Into Cluster Bombs.”
American pilots dodged deadly anti-aircraft guns and missiles throughout the Vietnam War. To deal with these and other threats, the U.S. Air Force built various cluster bombs, including repurposed nuclear rockets.
By 1967, enterprising airmen at Hill Air Force Base in Utah had converted AIR-2 Genies from atomic air-to-air rockets into a conventional weapon for blowing up targets on the ground. Instead of a 1.5-kiloton nuclear warhead inside each Genie, technicians packed the nose with tiny bomblets the size of hand grenades.
Retired McDonnell engineer Ron Downey posted the full document on his Aviation Archives blog. At the time of writing, Hill Air Force Base had not responded to our questions for additional historical information about the project.
This is somewhat surprising. Why would the Air Force take extremely expensive nuclear weapons and turn them into cluster bombs? Why not just convert the air-to-air nuclear weapons into air-to-ground nukes?
Was the Air Force unwilling to use ground-attack nukes for moral reasons? Or would such nukes not have proven as effective as nuclear weapons generally are thought to be?
In fact, the nuclear rocket program was extremely controversial, so much so that in the 1950s a single special test was held to reassure the public about the program and the “Genie” rockets named after a Walt Disney film, HERE:
Five Air Force officers—Col. Sidney Bruce, Lt. Col. Frank Ball, and Majors Norman Bodinger, John Hughes and Don Luttrell—volunteered to stand at ground zero when the Genie detonated. Public officials and the general public, they thought, would be reassured that nuclear air-defense weapons were threats to enemies alone.
Approval for the volunteer eyewitnesses came from the highest levels at the Pentagon. On July 19, 1957 the officers arrived in the Nevada desert, searching the sky. Bodinger narrated a minute-by-minute account into a tape recorder for later public consumption.
In addition to the five officers, there was cameraman George Yoshitake. He did not volunteer, but was sent as a member of the Lookout Mountain Photographic Laboratory, a then-secret Hollywood-based organization responsible for film and photo documentation of nuclear tests.
It is surprising that this sort of testing was accepted as legitimate, given the absence of the general public. Handpicked witnesses. a single army narrator and a special camera-man from “Lookout Mountain” comprise the “witnesses.”
The photo provided doesn’t look especially convincing, either. But the larger issues of access are the most questionable. We’ve previously pointed out that the Pentagon gave only a single reporter from the New York Times access to various historical elements of nuclear bomb testing and the subsequent Nagasaki detonation.
Then there is the issue of application. Around the world, there are tens of thousands of nuclear weapons, HERE. Yet never since Nagasaki and Hiroshima has a single one been used.
This is a record of restraint that surely must be unmatched in human history. Ordinarily sooner or later – and usually sooner – weapons once constructed are utilized one way or another.
Conclusion: We’ve never stated that nuclear weapons are fake. But the questions surrounding US nuclear weapons and nukes in general are plentiful and compelling.