It seems that President Donald J Trump’s, there is a nice ring to that name and title, personal attorney, Michael D Cohen, is instructing his own attorney to see if legal action can be taken against BuzzFeed and former British spy, Christopher Steele for a 35-page “dossier” that the liberal news website posted on 10 January 2017. To say that the contents of this “dossier” were of a defamatory nature is putting it lightly and now the price for the fun will be demanded in full. As background, what happened was that Mr Steele was paid a lot of money by a Hillary Clinton supporter to gather dirt on candidate Trump. The subsequent report, and I stress this point, nothing inside it is proven fact but innuendos of a dirty sexual nature and worse, then got published after being shown around in Washington, even to senior Republicans. In law, this is as clear cut a case of defamation as exists and that is where the court cases are coming from. There will be hell to pay, chances are excellent of both BuzzFeed and Mr Steele being broken financially because of that report and good riddance to them if so. However, the mainstream media made much of the report and the fact that Mr Steele once worked for MI6, God knows why. I wrote about the so-called Steel Report in Code Name Oath 19, not a free book, but one that should be read if interested in diving, working 300 feet under the water to recover secrets. If you cannot afford the book, ask me, I will give you a free copy, it is a great read. But let me quote and explain a few things you may not know: -
… “Spymasters are often asked about propaganda, did you know?” She asked after a while, changing course slightly. “The effects and the counter effects of propaganda, it works both ways, offensive and defensive.”
“Yes, take my word, there is nothing as pleasing as a grovelling turd knowing that you have all the evidence you need to abuse him in the media if you so wished. That is how J Edgar Hoover survived, he had files on everyone. Of course, he was a glorified policeman and not a spymaster. Still, a less than amused President Harry S Truman stated: ‘We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.’ Yes, many other presidents tried to get rid of him without success. Mr Nixon admitted that privately.”
“And you have the same files?” I asked.
“I do, but I am nice to those that are nice to me. I ask for a free hand and some support, not much more.”
I was not in the least surprised that Angelique had files on most and certainly of the party politicians. I would have been surprised though if she abused her knowledge without reason though (thank you, Angelique). It is established fact that spies do the blackmail thing very well and that part will never end. It is also so that the counter espionage people always are on the lookout to see if important people are blackmailed or susceptible to blackmail, i.e. being gay (in the old days) or having financial or wife troubles. Nor should the role of the mainstream liars be underestimated, they will publish anything they can get away with or not, to hurt an opponent. They know that most people will not sue, it is simply too expensive so their bully tactics continue unabated, the retraction is never prominently displayed and once a man’s name is blackened, it stays that way. It used to be almost impossible to clear it again. The 2017 so-called Steele-Report on Mr Trump, by most accounts incorrect, nonsense and plain old lies flatly denied by all role-players, is a perfect example of the above. Do not deceive yourself, nothing you read in the mainstream media is not published to bring you around to their way of thinking. Mr Trump was correct to say it is disgraceful and calling it fake news designed to hurt him. (The Steele-Report, also known as the “Golden Shower Report” – a sexual term – was first published by left-wing internet website and then CNN, also known as the Clinton News Network, or Cry-baby News Network, took it mainstream. Anyone taking what a former MI6 operative has to say seriously, specifically when employed by the opposition to find dirt on an enemy, must be insane. In our world, MI6 is not nearly as good as they think they are or as the many self-serving books made them to the British public and no one else. In World War Two, it is discussed by Foxtrot in many GMJ Books, MI6 was a complete failure as spies, only surviving because of Bletchley Park code breaking efforts and even that is extremely suspect – see Code Name Odette as an example. During the Cold War, the CIA had grave doubts on them, being just about completely penetrated by the Soviet Union, and wanted to walk away. We don’t rate MI6 any higher than anyone else and lower than most. They have no money in relation to their rich cousins, the Virginians (CIA) and always beg for funding from them, conducting operations that hardly ever succeed – also discussed in GMJ Books, we think of Albania for starters – Code Name Odette. They have no special activity wing and are seen as a joke in this sphere where they have no networks and are fed mushrooms by the locals. Christopher Steele, the author of the fake news report, never worked against the Soviet Union as such. When he arrived in Moscow with full diplomatic cover, shame, it was 1990 and the USSR falling apart with everyone looking out for a pension, the easiest of times to “spy” in Moscow with walk-ins happening daily. There is nothing special about Christopher Steele either, nothing. The fact that he went into hiding when fingered instead of manning up and backing his report, tells us everything we need to know about his character, Angelique).
You may not know this but there is a very definitive ranking system among spies. You have those with diplomatic cover and they face no danger whatsoever, if caught they have to be released and expelled if unlucky. Such people are not “spies” but exceedingly boring intelligence officers – the same as was Steele. They have a role to play but nothing glamorous nor in any way respectable as spies, we rate them as Mickey Mouse. On the other hand, you have those spies that operates in foreign countries without any diplomatic cover, if caught, they are lucky to be killed quickly. These are the cream of the crop and the ones that are admired most. The very real risk of torture and execution if captured, alone, makes them very well trained, very discreet and the best of the best in the intelligence community. Contrast this to another fellow, nothing more than a glorified policeman, operating in the safety of his own country or in another country but protected by diplomatic cover at all times. He is only facing danger from over eating and whores and not in the same class. As with anything in life, we know the Walter Mitty Brigade because we have inside knowledge on their activities. …” (Taken from Code Name Oath 19).
In the latest GMJ Book, Code Name Jen, GMJ 32, we reveal something else, the link between the CIA and mainstream media, yes, interesting reading that. The book will be available in May 2017 and deals with other matters too, the falsification of Top Gun scores against Aggressor Squadrons, but anyway, that part will be published in a blog when the editor is done. I am afraid you will have to wait until then. GMJ
It is Easter weekend, a time for church and reflection, the first off-time since Christmas I suppose. We saw a rise of “churches” in South Africa in the last 20 years or so. Every second fellow you meet is now a “pastor” and has a “church” to make money from to fund his lifestyle. That is their prerogative. It is mine to study how they go about it. In a recent GMJ Book, Code Name Oath 19, I wrote down what I observed, agree with me, or disagree, this is my view:
… I studied psychological warfare in great detail and conducted such operations with Angelique and Geelslang successfully in the past (see Code Name Halloween 38 and Code Name Anika). When you see a man performing like a circus ape and you have my kind of knowledge on such matters, you study his technique automatically. Next time you sit in church and the “pastor” starts shouting, recall please all the newsreels you saw of Adolf Hitler using precisely the same techniques to get the admiring crowd to his way of thinking. Observe, please, how spellbound the widow up front watches this “pastor,” waving her arms and shouting “Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” after him and hang your head in shame as this is not what God desires, it is unbiblical. Where in the Holy Book have you seen such behaviour? Observe how his voice tone changes, ignore the actual words, listen to the sound going up and down and recall what you saw of Hitler then shrieking and then talking normally and know that when you are an experienced public speaker, as I am, you speak softer to get attention to you. The audience must now listen more carefully to hear your words since you are harder to hear (this is also a hostage negotiator tactic, see Code Name Wrangler, Angelique). However, the circus ape masquerading as a prophet is doing the opposite and you must ask yourself, why? What is happening in front of your church every Sunday morning? I may have the answer if you care to read on.
Let us look at the patterns first, as is our way. They use well known and proven indoctrination techniques to get you into the “mood” by shouting “I cannot hear you! Hallelujah! Jesus! Jesus! Amen! Amen! I cannot hear you!” and then wait for you to follow the lead as if you are a dumb sheep, shouting back the words even louder (you are a sheep in their eyes, no respect, Angelique). If you served in any military and reading my books, you are welcome, remind yourself of basic training, yes, same technique as was used at the drill parade by the drill sergeants, why? Indoctrination and nothing else, it works, it creates the mood and it is damn dangerous when used in a house of God which should be a peaceful place. Jesus is not known as the Prince of Peace for nothing. Such indoctrination methods should give you shivers of fright and you should walk away immediately from such a “pastor, preacher, prophet and or evangelist” or whatever he calls himself. What is more, what I saw often, is that during the state of heightened awareness, the “blessing baskets” come around to pay for his business and new four-wheel drive vehicle to do “outreach” with in Africa (a nice paid holiday in exotic places, Angelique). It is not a church as the apostles would know it and that is Geelslang’s, all of us in fact, problem with such places and the reason he was talking about it.
We don’t have a problem with church goers waving their arms and dancing around, we read of King David doing the same and we know the words he had with his first wife, the daughter of King Saul about it, she was in the wrong. I saw men and women weeping with joy when the Holy Ghost grabbed them, no problem. Speaking in tongues, no problem but subject to what the Apostle Paul said in the good books of Corinthians and Acts, to be interpreted by someone close by. We don’t even mind even if you are dressed casually as long as the women’s chests are not hanging out to be a distraction to the men around them. What we do want and demand above all, is respect towards God and that does not include treating Him as if dumb, deaf and extremely far away. By definition, He should be inside your heart, close to you. I just cannot see the need for shouting and Hitler strategies. We see church as relatively small groups of people talking about God, the classic early church we read about in the Bible, the house church as it is called today. In no way will Geelslang preach down to his brethren. He talks and asks questions, discussing and debating and that makes for an extremely interesting experience, you are involved. Once you have come to Jesus, to use the language of the day, you would want to know more, hence you want to learn more. Tell me, what do you learn by watching the clown in front of you roaring away at God whilst blocking your ears to the overly loud sounds screeching from the loudspeakers? What do you think the apostles would think or even Jesus himself at such antics if they were sitting next to you right then? I know the answer, you figure it out for yourself. It is an embarrassment to God, an empty show designed to scam you for your money.
Another thing that I find hilarious is the liberal question we so often find at demonstrations, especially the gay & lesbian community likes this: “What will Jesus do?” It is the typical “Let me make you feel guilty technique” and based on an entirely wrong idea of forgiveness from God. Forgiveness means to stop your crap and stop sinning because you are genuinely sorry for you mistakes. Carry on sinning and see what happens when God sentences you to hell in the near future. I can tell them what Jesus will do if faced with such clowns in church, the roaring brigade, He will turn away in disgust and make a whip to clear them out as He did before. The last man that got upset and disobeyed God, Moses, by hitting at a rock instead of touching it with his rod, as told to do, paid a terrible price for his arrogance. He never entered the promised land, his greatest wish on earth was flatly denied, don’t annoy God and not expect a reaction, He is not a liberal snowflake drawing lines in the sand.
Then there is another point which these “pastors’ just don’t get because they have zero real life experience outside their business of crookery and shame. Readers of GMJ Books will know about Angelique’s diminutive female agent, the one that we call Lucy the Lunatic (see Code Name Green 41 and Code Name Celery 50) and that I repeatedly told you her story is real and that she needs your prayers, always, please remember Lucy when you pray. She dragged us to a church one day, there being some “prophet” there she wished to experience and the guy started his Hitler impression (he was as much a prophet as I am one, Angelique). Lucy got more and more worked up until we led her to safety and away to some park benches where she lay for the next hour or two. I asked her: “Lucy what ails you?” She said that the shouting reminded her of her time when captured and her body reacted badly, she went into a PNES coma shortly after. (It is a type of seizure that looks like an epileptic seizure, the symptoms are very much the same except for a few important details only a trained eye can spot. The specialists call it Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) and it is more common than what you may think, as common as is multiple sclerosis. It is not caused by abnormal brain electrical discharges as is normal epileptic seizures but by psychological distress. After Lucy was abused most horribly, she started suffering from this condition and although her trigger was indeed distressing, research shows that any genuine traumatic event, such as physical or sexual abuse, incest, divorce and death of a loved one can trigger it. There is an 80% chance of recovery, the good news and that takes a lot of love, patience and understanding from the nearest family, the husband or wife of the patient. The symptoms are rather frightening to those watching, the patient will have convulsions combined with falling down and shaking and not respond to any voice commands, the patient will be unconscious.)
Lucy, I am sad to say, did not get that type of love at first and only rejection. Her then husband told her to sort herself out, that she was an embarrassment to him, others kept away from her, not knowing how to deal with it and probably not in the mood either. So she struggled on, fighting all the way as is her way. In later years it got better and her poetry helped immensely, it gave her a reason to live, I suppose. She also stated more than once, speaking softly, that she once saw Jesus weeping in church because of the lack of interest in what is important or should be, the saving of souls and I for one believe every word she testified. I was not surprised over her reaction, all would have flashed back and she would have reacted predictably. Now I guarantee you, should I have grabbed that “prophet” and I came close to doing so, and tell him what harm he is causing to abused women used to being shouted at when home, he will look at me like the dumb animal he is, not understanding. His way is the same old same, to repeatedly shout slogans “Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” and then “I cannot hear you! Hallelujah!” and so it went on. How can such a person even begin to claim to know God? It is disgusting to me, disgusting! Do you shout and roar at your dad to honour him? Surely not, then how come you do that to your heavenly Father?... (Taken from Code Name Oath 19)
The GMJ Books are not written to please anyone or any specific group although they are classified as “conservative.” I don’t care much for politicians either, we call them the “turd brigade” in our books, they “float in what they talk.” If you wish to read “politically correct Hollywood” stories, don’t read GMJ, you will get upset. If you wish to read military history few heard about, romance, technically 100% correct books, thought-provoking warnings, read GMJ.
I like Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker. A highly-educated man and a usually a sensible one but I must shake my head he when praised the decision to drop the US Military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan a day or two ago. He seems to think that it was “a reminder both to the Russians and the North Koreans that we have enormous assets if we want to use them.” Note, I don’t dispute the use of the weapon at all, in a place like Afghanistan, in the rural area, why not… but don’t tell me it will frighten the Russians and North Koreans, that is the mother of all idiotic thinking and coming on the recent cruise missile strike on Syria, without any evidence that the guilty was attacked, I must wonder if the Trump White House lost the plot. It seems to me we are back at the Pentagon’s way of thinking, “let us flatten everything and then run for home leaving a complete mess behind.” In counter terrorism, as well as counter insurgency, that is 100% the wrong way of doing things, the easy way, yes, but wrong. The next step would be to re-introduce ground forces (something the Dramarats, as we call Democrats in GMJ Books, want, it will destroy Mr Trump’s Presidency) and then a few years from now, they too will be back, having lost yet another war. Time will tell.
You may ask me, what is the GBU-43, nicknamed the “Mother of All Bombs,” which Gingrich is so proud about? When you have written almost 32 good novels, well researched, you will know the answer and we discussed the subject in Code Name Celery 50, let me share it with you:
… “Eh, good point, that is. Hmm, anyway, when you spray the fields, the fluids create vapours? Why not then spray Abaskuul’s plants with a fuel mixture? We shoot a flare down or someone do so from below and run like hell!”
“FAE, fuel air explosives?” As always she caught on pretty quickly.
There are wonderful weapons of destruction around and seldom used and thermobaric bomb falls in this category. The Russians got such a device which they claim and it may be true, they demonstrated it in 2007, which contains almost 8 tons of explosives – but because they used “nanotechnology” the 7.8 tons, to be precise, is as effective as 44 tons of regular TNT. As you may imagine, that is an enormous explosion in itself but it gets worse, they combined it with tons of fuel and what happens is two explosions. The bomb is dropped from a fairly high height, a drone parachute deploys to slow it down (so the dropping aircraft can escape) and then above the surface target area, the first and smaller explosion creates the fuel to vaporise into a cloud around the falling bomb, and then comes the second explosion, igniting the fuel. The effect is the same as a small nuclear device, the tactical nukes, with a blast radius of 990 feet and more. These are seriously scary weapons. (We found out later, that the Russian FAE contained liquid fuel known as ethylene oxide, mixed with some aluminium. It is not new as they claimed. During the Second World War a fellow named Mario Zippermayr, working for the Luftwaffe, tried to make a FAE bomb. What the Nazis also did, was to add powdered aluminium into their explosive mixtures, that increased the German bombs destructive capabilities, pound for pound, over the Allies’ versions by about 30%. The Russians used the same tactic, Angelique.)
Such thermobaric weapons are significantly more effective than conventional chemical explosions but they have drawbacks, serious ones. Firstly, they won’t and cannot work underwater nor at too high an altitude (not sure why anyone would want to explode one above 1,500 feet anyway, Angelique). The reason for this shortcoming is the third element, they need oxygen to work. On the other hand, once they explode, they are destructive like hell and very able to clear a jungle for helicopter to land in (done in Vietnam by the USAF) or to take a building down. Best of all from the viewpoint of the bombers, it will kill with its blast wave most combatants in foxholes and confined spaces such as caves, bunkers and other hiding places. After the blast wave comes a vacuum which ruptures your lungs, you may also inhale the burning fuel and it is not an easy way to die if you survived the initial blast. The ones at ground zero, and we are speaking of human beings here, will be obliterated into atoms, gone forever, but those a bit further away will suffer many invisible injuries like burst eardrums, severe concussions, ruptured lungs and internal organs, and it is known, blindness. Such a weapon will severely test your medical units to cope.
The US led the initial development and was followed by the Soviets, and then the Chinese and now most major countries have such bombs even the Pommies (US sourced). The Yanks will always fascinate me with their military speak, designed to make no sense to outsiders, a code. They called their latest and greatest thermobaric bomb “MOAB” which apparently stands for “Massive Ordnance Air Burst” and that part is as boring as eating garlic fish, unofficially, the MOAB is called “Mother of All Bombs” and demonstrated in 2003, probably to impress the Iraqis, it was just before the invasion. They did use them operationally in Afghanistan. It seems a single 2,000-pound laser guided thermobaric bomb was dropped against caves in the Gardez region of Afghanistan, the concealed Taliban members stood no chance. And then in 2004, US Marines used thermobaric weapons, the SMAW-NE, during the First and Second Battle of Fallujah in Iraq. Yet it is not a common weapon, it has very specific uses.
The Russians, as ever interested in making weapons to counter the rest of the world, they are a suspicious lot, called their bomb “FAOB” or “Father of All Bombs” since it outperforms the MOAB by several factors. Yet, as effective as such weapons are, you need a bomber flying steady at a level height to drop it, free falling down like World War Two bombs. In other words, against a decent air force, without air superiority, you may very well be shot down during the attempt as will something like a C-130 gunship, you will not make it against fighter jets. But technology went on, as it is with weapons. Not all such bombs need aircraft for delivery. We know they can be fired by handheld rocket launchers or from artillery, both tube and guided rocket variety and they are powerful weapons no matter how they get to you. For example, the Russian RPO-M (handheld) fires a thermobaric warhead with a TNT equivalence of 12 pounds but has the destructive power of a 6-inch (155mm) high explosive artillery shell. The guided missile variety will clear fields of infantry in no time, and there is no nuclear fallout to worry about (ask me about being contaminated, most cruelly). There is no doubt that Russia used their thermobaric weapons in Chechnya to great effect. They do not have liberals crying foul or abetting the enemy by sitting inside Baghdad giving advice on television on how to screw the American Military. Such people and members of the opposition have a nasty way of being shot dead by people unknown, inside Moscow or poisoned in London.
Worryingly, from a counter terrorism viewpoint, thermobaric and fuel-air explosives are used in terrorist attacks. The best-known example is probably the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing in Lebanon. The bombs used some gas-enhanced mixture (probably propane or butane, Angelique) and then again in the 1993 World Trade Center attack. There they attempted to use the three tanks of bottled hydrogen gas as boosters, trying to get a bigger explosion or FAE. Certainly, the same principles were used in the 2002 Bali bombings of the Sari nightclub where many died, it was terrible. (Once again Islamic terrorism, the so-called Jemaah Islamiyah bombers conducted that attack in the name of Islam. They murdered 202 people, the majority Australians – 88 and 20 other nations’ citizens including 38 Indonesians. The arrested terrorists were executed in 2008. There will be many more such attacks in the future, Angelique.) … (Taken from Code Name Celery 50.)
It worries me when you start believing your own propaganda, when you don’t understand that you are not the only country in the world with advanced weapons, and you seem to know even less history. Do you know what Field Marshal Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein said? “Rule 1, on page 1 of the book of war, is: ‘Do not march on Moscow’. Various people have tried it, Napoleon and Hitler, and it is no good. That is the first rule. I do not know whether your Lordships will know Rule 2 of war. It is: ‘Do not go fighting with your land armies in China.’ It is a vast country, with no clearly defined objectives.” It is ironical to me that whatever other problems we have in South Africa, and I highlight them in every GMJ Book, having to worry about nuclear armed countries attacking each other because of stupidity and a desire to look macho to local voters, is not one of them. GMJ
I watch the news, obviously, like most people, but I watch several different channels and I read, I research besides having readers from across the world reporting stuff to me. I like history which others probably don’t know about, you know, the juicy bits we don’t necessarily read in the history books. What you read in history books, is very carefully written to confirm to whatever the turd brigade – politicians – they float in what they talk, want to reflect on them. We should remember that they are born shysters that needs watching. Twisting history like that is dangerous, it gives the new generation the wrong idea, and so history always repeats, the same mistakes. In GMJ Books, and the ones under my own name, I reveal facts that some will find disturbing, especially when I say to any reader, as I say to you reading here, research what I say, you will find I am correct.
In the last few days, the Trump White House spokesman, Sean Spicer, made a comment for which the mainstream liars, sorry, mainstream media, hammered him. Mr. Spicer said: “You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Immediately the “Twitter Warrior Brigade” pointed out that “Hitler used chemicals to gas Jews in Nazi death camps during World War Two.” Of course, the other Nazi casualties, the gypsies, homosexuals and the rest held in those camps, spies too – read my books and hear the stories, also murdered, were conveniently forgotten as was the fact that Spicer meant the German Armed Forces never used gas or chemical weapons, all to no avail. Spicer cave in after a while and apologised despite being 100% historically correct.
The German Armed Forces never used gas during World War Two and by the way, the Allied Armies also committed war crimes, many. In one case, General Eisenhower apologised to the German Command when a trainload full of German POWs were asphyxiated because the windows were kept locked and closed. By chance, who knows, General Eisenhower, a decent man, he apologised. This happened in 1945. So, let us forget this rather silly: “We were always the good guys” argument. History will prove you wrong. Such online bullying and twisting a man’s words, is pathetic to say the least and clearly shows how little these people know about history, clearly and Oxford University PhD in history is not worth the paper it is written on. Let us then see what the Arch Liar, that is Winston S Churchill to most, that great English hero, felt about chemical weapons, including biological ones:
… Winston Churchill was a great supporter and known user - he had a proud record of using biological weapons against Cabinet orders in Russia during the ill-fated intervention just after the First World War. Porter Down soon turned out tularaemia, anthrax, brucellosis, and botulism toxins as a weapon of war but they were never offensively used. They did poison an island with anthrax though, it took almost 60 years to become safe again and a drunk Churchill wanted to attack Tokyo with poison gas.
The US had their research program Fort Detrick, Maryland since 1942 under the direction of George W Merck. The devil’s weapons were subsequently tested at the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah. They now could mass produce anthrax spores, brucellosis, and botulism toxins but also never used them offensively besides tests being done, for in case they had to. The effects carried on for many years as the place never closed down – in March 1968, no less than 6,249 sheep died in Skull Valley from what most agreed was open-air tests of the nerve agent VX. Skull Valley, is almost thirty miles from Dugway's testing sites and what happened since no one really knows, the place is as secretive and as full of rumours as is Area 51.
The Japanese went much further, they tested their biological weapons on prisoners, a lot of times with fatal results and perhaps mercifully so. Especially Unit 731, based at Pingfan in Manchuria, led the way in human experiments. They then used their stockpiles offensively on Chinese soldiers and civilians. There are some historians that reckoned 400,000 Chinese died because of it and that figure is seen as low by many. If they had better delivery methods, it would have been a 100 times more. During the war, Imperial Japan came close in attacking San Diego, California, with a biological weapon (plague it was, Angelique). They called the mission “Cherry Blossoms at Night” and it would have taken place on September 22, 1945. However, they surrendered on 15 August, and San Diego was spared. I wonder how many liberal idiots protesting the atomic bombings so bitterly today, know about this planned attack and if they do, if they even care. Probably not, they live in Hollywood and Washington DC, on the belt as it is called, to influence the White House for money. They don’t care and will probably apologise for provoking it. … (Taken from Code Name Celery 50.)
And in a book before Code Name Celery 50, we had a look at the use of cluster bombs, and we got back to the Arch Liar, he is a wonderful example of twisted history:
… The South Africans, as you can well imagine by now, never hesitated in using any weapon which gives greater effect in killing people. And so we had in the 1980s what was known simply as the “Alpha Bomb” and it gave the Virginians as we call the CIA a terrible fright. For a while they seriously believed it stood for “Atomic Bomb” and was about to be used on the communists in Angola. Such misinterpretations are not uncommon in war. History always repeats and back in 1942 the Germans got a terrible fright, they perceived, by listening to radio intercepts, that there were very large numbers of “gas” stored on the British Isles. Gas as a means of warfare was never used by the Germans during the Second World War but this made them gather their own very lethal stocks to retaliate in case the Allies use it first. However, they soon realised the term means gasoline, the American term for petrol and the crisis avoided.
Not surprisingly, the British experimented a lot in chemical warfare during the Second World War. Under the Arch Liar they contaminated an entire island, Gruinard, just off the mainland, in Gruinard Bay with anthrax to see what will happen. To ensure proper experimenting some sheep were tied to poles to die a most horrible death. This took place in 1942. Why? There was no threat of invasion then and so you have to wonder, why? The island was so contaminated that it was deemed out-of-bounds for almost 50 years and you would be stupid to go there even today. Also in 1944 the great strategist, Winston Churchill, seriously thought about attacking Tokyo with poison gas, again, against the rules of war and you have to wonder what the Japanese response would have been. Well, he did it before, using deadly chemical weapons against civilians. In 1919, under his orders and against the Bolsheviks at the village of Emtsa, 120 miles south of Archangel, tons of chemicals shells were fired with horrendous consequences. Many civilians died, innocents.
Churchill had a love for chemical weapons, he went on to say “I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes" – that was directed against the rebellious tribes of northern India, today Pakistan. Being one of the greatest unrecognised cretins and racists of his time he ended his Cabinet note with the following sentence: “Why is it not fair for a British artilleryman to fire a shell which makes the said native sneeze? It is really too silly.” Yep, his supporters say that was meant as “black humour.” His heavy drinking and alcoholism? Well you know, the whisky was watered down, no harm done! His losing the British Empire? Well, you know, “Winds of Change” and all that, old chap, dear old Winnie - he stays in our hearts. Well, he is not in ours, we think he is an idiot that got lucky by his own admission. “It was a marvel – I really do not know how – I survived and maintained my position in public esteem while all the blame was thrown on poor Mr Chamberlain.” (Quoted from “The Gathering Storm,” written by the Arch Liar himself and for once reflecting honestly. Yes, we agree, we don’t know either.)
The South African cluster weapon, the Alpha Bomb, was essentially something learned and taken from the Rhodesian Air Force that developed it first in the 1970s. It consists of a lot of small anti-personnel bombs that strike the surface and by doing so activating their fusing mechanisms, arming them. They then bounced into the air to detonate about thirty feet above ground (depending how hard the ground is, it may be less, or what height they dropped from).
The Rhodesian model, the original, exploded between six and twelve feet above the ground and it worked great on mass targets or trenches and is not new in principle. The World War Two German S mine of “Bouncing Betty” did the same, it bounced up and exploded about three feet in the air causing immense injuries around it. The American Army, so impressed with the S mine and why not, developed their M16 mine directly from this nasty experience as did the Soviet Union with its OZM series of mines. France, Italy, Red China and Sweden (Truppmina 11) followed suit. So the idea of bouncing bombs into the air to explode and cause more damage to the enemy, was not new at all.
Dropping them on a large field from the air was, up to a point (some artillery shells did the same). The original Rhodesian Alpha Bombs were designed to be dropped by Canberra light bombers from level flight and at high altitudes. There was a need for cluster bombs to be dropped by low flying fighter jets. In South African use this translated to the Mirage F1 and Cheetah D. The Alpha Bomb is not in service anymore because it was replaced with something better or worse, depending where you stand when it is dropped. Also the Mirages were retired or sold and so the Alpha Bombs had to be replaced and were replaced. … (Taken from Code Name Cadillac.)
If you wish to read history in a different way, read GMJ. You will learn something and you will gain a perspective that is not mainstream politically correct crap, yet, still true, not fake news, research what I say. Don’t stare yourself blind to what the man on the news read, he is a parrot of darker forces and nothing else. GMJ
George M James is a pseudo name for the author and used for security reasons. He is an expert on counter-terrorism and counterinsurgency operations in sub-Saharan Africa, a military historian and published author of more than 50 books. In the GMJ Series, you will learn about Covert Operations, Special Forces techniques, current political analyses and military history not known outside the select few. Every GMJ Book is based on historical fact and often what is revealed in a GMJ Book is published by the mainstream media a short while later. Many of the GMJ Books are used as training material by Police Forces (SWAT) across the world. Note please that GMJ does not claim to have served in South African Army or Police Special Forces.