May 31, 2009
from ConspiracyArchive Website
Appearing on the podcast Beyond the Grassy Knoll always provided this writer with a great opportunity to kick around the hypothetical peanut. The March 8, 2009 show was certainly no exception.
During the course of the program, the topic of the specter of global war raised its ugly head. The possible, almost inevitable, endgame scenario is a gloomy subject to say the least. Still, the fact that the final competition between the world's power elite may be manifested as a worldwide conflict is something that show host Vyzygoth felt needed to be addressed.
Cutting directly to the chase, Vyz asked when we believed the first blows in the title fight should be expected. In response, this writer told Vyz and the Knoll audience that a world war would not be possible until nations could produce troop surges that would put a million boots on the ground.
Demographic bleed and a considerable drop in replacement births, courtesy of the power elite's depopulation efforts, limits present war-making capabilities and guarantees that such a conflict will be delayed for several years.
Vyz accepted this assessment of the
situation and moved on to the next part of the show.
In this science fiction novel,
which first appeared as a serial in the popular Collier’s Weekly, a
war between America and Britain prompts 23 extremely wealthy
super-capitalists to form a syndicate committed to defeating the
British foes and reaping tremendous profits in the process (Franklin
152). Once assembled, the Great War Syndicate builds the “Motor
Bomb,” a weapon that almost mirrors the atomic bomb.
The syndicate gradually migrated from the pages of fiction to reality as an intricate relationship formed between elites, government, and the technocrats of the military-industrial complex.
According H. Bruce Franklin,
super weapons that were “conceived in American science fiction” went
on to be “delivered by what has come to be known as the American
military-industrial complex”. As science fiction began
presenting the super weapon as a space-based death machine, the
military-industrial complex turned its gaze towards the stars.
In the novel, Thomas Alva Edison is presented as a technocratic messiah who must devise a way to defeat the Martian villains introduced in Wells’ classic. Recovering from the defeat that they suffered at the end of War of the World, the Martians are preparing for a second invasion of Earth. In a move that would bring a grin to the neoconservative’s face, Edison creates a space super weapon in preparation for a preemptive strike.
Serviss’ story is “an effervescent advertisement for imperial aspirations, super-weapons, and warfare of extermination”.
Edison’s Conquest of Mars contributed to the historical tide of imperialism was gripping America at the time of its release. Two months after the final installment of Serviss’ science fiction novel, the imperial competition between the United States and Spain for territory in the Caribbean and Pacific began.
Serviss’ tale and subsequent science fiction works inspired attempts to develop modern space super weapons. The militarization of space did not stay confined to the realm of literature for very long.
For Richard C. Cook, former lead
Analyst for NASA's Comptroller's Office, the transformation of the
heavens into a war-zone is a reality. It was experience, not the
imagination of fiction writers, that taught Cook this lesson and
motivated this writer to interview him on March 6, 2009.
From there, Cook moved on to the Jimmy Carter White House, working for the Special Assistant for Consumer Affairs, Esther Peterson.
Cook left government for a short time and then
returned in July of 1985 when he arrived at NASA's Comptroller's
Office. In order to fully understanding the costing and
pricing of all things pertaining to the Shuttle, Cook set to work
learning about the hardware. It was this job and Cook’s
experience with the Challenger disaster that would lead to the
Research Analyst’s discovery concerning the ugly truth about the
militarization of space.
It was at this time that engineers began painting a disturbing and potentially disastrous picture.
The reports deeply concerned Cook, and he quickly learned that he was not alone in his fears.
His memos, which were revealed to the public after the Challenger disaster,
The Resource Analyst joined a growing number of voices at NASA warning about flaws in the Shuttle hardware.
Cook extensively documented the problems with the O-Rings and passed his reports up the chain at the Comptroller's Office, hoping that his warnings would be heeded and tragedy would be averted.
But his reports were ignored. NASA’s inaction proved to be fatal on January 28, 1986 when the Challenger exploded shortly after launch.
According to Cook, NASA pressed forward despite the warnings because the Shuttle program embodied the lofty ambitions of power and influential people in the government, the military, and the private sector.
Of course, the Reagan Administration had been applying pressure on NASA to meet deadlines in spite of the extreme risk. Cook says that the launching of the first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe, was to serve as a political backdrop for Reagan’s State of the Union speech.
The Roger’s Commission, according to Cook, was designed to protect the Reagan Administration by keeping the investigation into the Challenger disaster away from the White House.
There was, however, an even more sinister reason for the cover-up. That reason unveiled the agenda to militarize space. According to Cook, the O-Ring flaws were also ignored because of a desire to use the Shuttle to carry U.S. Air Force military payload.
Replacing the O-Rings may have delayed that plan.
So the saber-rattlers won the day and the Shuttle launched without delay, resulting in the tragic consequences of January 26, 1986.
Little was mentioned in the mainstream press about how the Challenger crew had been sacrificed, in part, to satisfy a military agenda. Cook feels that NASA’s original mission was placed on the war-mongers’ altar as well. Anyone who cared to investigate the issue would have found that the Challenger disaster was the tip of the iceberg. The Space Shuttle was to become the testing platform for Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), also known as the Star Wars program.
Cook sees the use of the Shuttle for the Star Wars program as contradictory to the legislation establishing a civilian space program for peaceful purposes.
Cook’s own observations since leaving NASA have led him to conclude that the space militarization agenda has continued on to the present day.
The agenda saw a temporary setback during the Clinton Administration when use of the Shuttle for military missions was discontinued. But the George W. Administration saw the return of militarization efforts.
This time, according to Cook, the effort is being carried out under the pretext of colonizing the moon.
Control of the moon would certainly help reestablish the American Empire’s waning dominance. The moon possesses as a subsoil asset an isotope known as helium-3 (Blomfield). The non-radioactive isotope is, according to journalist Adrian Blomfield, a “proven and potent fuel for nuclear fusion”.
Britain’s energy requirements for an
entire year could be met with just six metric tons of helium-3.
The Russian elite cannot and will not
allow that to happen. As this writer has pointed out before, there
is no award for second place in the race for world domination. For
this reason, Russia is now hard at work on a program to reach the
moon nine years before America, establishing a permanent lunar base
Now, reaching the stars is about the acquisition of power and, ultimately, power is the key to winning the unfolding war in the heavens.