The Daily Bell has been publishing some thoughtful opinions on the WWII Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese by the US. Visit the Dail Bell for further links.
The gist of the argument is that the atomic weapons may not have been deployed and that instead the target areas were firebombed in order to make it look like the atomic weapons worked.
Another puzzle is why so many experiments and detonations of nuclear weapons occurred after wards, weapon tests conducted by the US, British, French and the USSR, until the ban came into effect. In particular the French atomic tests at the Moruroa Atoll site are interesting because a New Zealand commercial airplane pilot, one Bruce Cathie, published some controversial books, Harmonic 33 etc, in which he developed his theory that the atomic detonations could only occur at specific times of the day, related to the alignment of the sun and moon etc. He also associated UFO activity with his theory.
The problem was that Cathie’s theory, while a little numerlogical and eccentric, did manage to predict the probable dates and times when a nuclear device could be detonated.
I never really understood how he achieved this, his maths being dense to start with, and I had to wait until 1989 when the proceedings of a conference were published, and which I came across at Curtin University in the early 1990’s. One of the papers presented at the conference described the experimental work of the measured alpha particle emission of plutonium 239 over a period of months; the radioactivity of the Pu-239 followed a lunar cycle, peaking when the moon was just under the horizon. The authors attributed the variable radioactivity to gravitational effects. The fluctuations in alpha emission are called the Schnoll Effect.
The upshot of this research was that it linked to Cathie’s work, in that atomic weapons could only be detonated when, for example, the radiogenic emission peaked. The location at which this detonation could occur also had to be calculated, a lengthy process at the time, and probably still today since we learn the US still uses 8 inch floppy disks and the associated computers to guide the silo missiles.
The observed variable radiogenic emission is more likely affected by the strength of the earth’s electric field, rather than gravity, (the implication being that gravity might also be electrical in nature), and hence powerful computer modelling is required to calculate when and where an atomic bomb could be detonated. And this is so for strategic weapons. Tactical nuclear weapons, used solely on an ad hoc basis, could not really work, and it is probably these facts which prompted the secrecy around atomic weapons.
In short the things cannot be detonated on an ad hoc basis and are thus practically useless as a weapon since one’s opponents would also know when and where such a device could be used against them. I suspect the weapons work in the virtual reality models the miltary invent, as well as in the theologically inspired utopias created by the various major religious faiths. But in real life? There’s a reason atomic weapons have never been used since – they cannot be used as a weapon of surprise, and that renders them totally useless.
And as the Daily Bell muses, what other game is in play? Tin foil hat time perhaps.
More importantly one must factor in the delusion factor, when belief is so strong that believers actually believe something happened, or may be foretold to happen. The Second Coming, the imminent arrival of the Mahdi, or the Messiah are examples of these delusions, and the lengths the devout will go to, to ensure that these prophecies will be fullfilled, may know no limit, especially when they also believe in a utopian spiritual after-life, where the short stay in the physical world ends up being of little consequence for those saved or chosen to live forever in a spiritual heaven or paradise.