Throughout the remainder of this chapter we will routinely discuss the most singularly horrifying and unsettling weapons which, in the ordinary comfort of our lives, will come to us as a deep shock. This indeed has been my own experience throughout this research. Yet, the process of learning requires constant exposure to knowledge which will produce its disturbing responses in us. The degree to which we are yet able to sense such pain and distaste is a measure of our humanity. It is a reminder that war represents the wicked side of human nature, made all the more wicked by the fact that we are too often compelled to serve in foreign military operations which have nothing at all to do with real issues of liberty or humanity. While not taking delight in the constant discovery and recovery of these weapons, we are compelled to expose the artifacts of death by dragging them into the light.
A fearful, nightmarish atmosphere is provoked by reading weapons patents, whose banal presentations speak of deadly devices without feeling or concern for the potential victims. Such desensitization is perhaps more frightening than the devices which arrange the eradication of one’s enemies by frightening energies. To know is better than not to know. Knowledge and exposure to these matters may for a time bring sadness and heartache. Yet, I have found that the wisdom which subsequently develops within the bruised heart becomes a relentless will, without which no seekers of truth will make progress. It is in the development of this indomitable and undissuaded pursuit of truth that a newer consciousness is developed among a small consortium. The resultant concentration of such consciousness releases visionary power. Visionary power produces the new technologies whose congruence with bio-dynamic energies prove to be far superior to the cruel might of nuclear weaponry.
The first military considerations of nuclear weapons had considered only blast potentials and blast radii. The larger the devastation, the better the bomb. The vaporization and desertification of a blasted area was judged by the degree of buildings left standing. Used in this primitive manner, nuclear weapons were mere pressure bombs, whose outward energetic release produced immeasurable atmospheric shockwave effects. But the continual testing of these weapons came new offensive and defensive weapons potentials: the Nuclear EMP effect. The incredibly powerful manifestation of Nuclear EMP phenomenon was an unprecedented discovery. Nuclear EMP was an unstoppable force. It burned cables, destroyed all grounded systems, and penetrated the heaviest shielding. Strategists suggested that the effects of an EMP strike alone could be more decisive than an outright nuclear assault. Tests affirmed that the size of the blast was not critical. Plasma shock was the effective agency in releasing Nuclear EMP, new and special detonators being devised and implemented to develop more rapid fission reactions. Well-engineered “filtered” nuclear blasts produced immeasurably powerful Nuclear EMP effects. Military tests obtained data on Nuclear EMP phenomena with great rapidity. Tests conducted with these objectives in mind continued even after the above ground test ban treaties were signed.
Local small nuclear weapons, of yield far less than a kiloton, were specifically designed to produce local Nuclear EMP effects. These tests repeatedly burned out local power grids in Nevada. Developers realized that directing the Nuclear EMP against any foe would produce incapacitating physiological effects which reached killing potentials if properly delivered into an enemy offensive. Ground lighting would simply rise into any grounded object, the probable origin of those parallel ribbon discharges early observed in desert nuclear tests. Killing potentials, power grid blackouts in cities, as well as military electronics burnouts, could now be engineered by deliberate design. At this time
in the weapons program, electrical blackout was now viewed as the most decisive and therefore desirable effects of nuclear detonations. During such blackout periods, offensive military units could sweep through a sector and bring any offensive assault to a swift finale. EMP maximized nuclear warheads would effect conquest with as little physical damage as possible. Here was a new concept in nuclear weapons applications, where nuclear blasts were valued, not for their airshock potentials, but for their radiant outputs. Certain research divisions set to work immediately on the task of developing non-damaging nuclear weapons, once thought a contradiction in definitions. New engineering views would consider the maximization of radiant, electromagnetic, and particulate emissions of nuclear blasts for use in battle scenarios.
The tactical application of Nuclear EMP effects would require pulse-impervious technical support systems. An EMP strike would insure the total destruction of all electronics packages in among enemy forces. Any military offensive which relied on nuclear-triggered EMP would also of necessity require its own EMP safe communications systems. In this, the concept of new non-electronic communications systems was born. Optical communications links were reex-amined and developed, one of the early origins of optical fibre technology. Components which employed optical energy and not electron currents, would be completely EMP immune. Some researchers recognized that nuclear detonations were not the sole agencies capable of releasing EMP effects. Strong electrical discharges produced EMP effects, although the Shockwaves of some chemical explosions could be harnessed toward their production. The whole secret was in the production of a highly electropermeable volume of hot gas: plasma. Any means for producing such a volume would absorb sufficient dielectric field energy to become a local EMP source.
Indeed, several non-nuclear techniques for releasing powerful EMP effects took the form of highly salted explosives and resonant cannon barrels. Aimed toward an enemy installation, the intense plasma burst of these cannons produced a directed EMP of penetrating strength, the local dielectric field flowing through the target launched plasma fireball. These results encouraged the development of yet other EMP productive systems. RADAR seemed to be a very accessible means for producing EMP effects in a highly directed manner. The RADAR pulse provided the plasma formation power on a focussed point, the terrestrial dielectric field would perform the work. Such a concept seemed to be a most remarkable means by which the use of nuclear weapons might be discouraged. If electrical weaponry ever became the world military trend, then nuclear weaponry would become an obsolescent technology.
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