In Saucers, Swastikas, and Psyops I reviewed the important research of Dr. Richard Sauder whose books on underground and underwater bases are well worth considering, especially for those interested in where some of the black budget monies are being spent. In his research, Dr. Sauder considers the speculative possibilities of permanent manned deep sea bases, underwater cities, so to speak.
Dr. Sauder would appear to be vindicated to some extent by this unusual article that someone sent me, that, while over a year old now, is very important:
That Brazil would consider such an enterprise is an indicator, perhaps, of how far undersea basing technology has come. Granted, such underwater labs have been around for a while, but the article suggests that Brazil is considering much more than a mere laboratory, but an actual military base and platform for further exploration:
"Various plans for making the most of offshore hydrocarbon resources are in place and most plans involve close collaboration between the government, the state-run hydrocarbons industry and the defense establishment.
"Plans for an underwater "lab" or "platform" involve the government and the Brazilian navy, both of which are interested in setting up a marine outpost on the edge of Brazil's territorial waters, allowing deeper access to the sea."
There are some huge implications here, for clearly Brazil is intending something else than merely research, and that is the development of deep sea technologies and a sustained human environment and presence there, including for defense purposes, in order to make available energy resources from petroleum deposits. Thus far, of course, existing international law and conventions have made the oceans and seabeds more or less an international "neutral zone," but the development of such technologies and ever-deeper and ever-expanding human presence on the sea-bed, in conjunction with commercial exploration, will inevitably mean the redefinition of geopolitics; oceans will no longer be conceived as the arteries of global commerce but also, themselves, as part of the national treasure... succinctly put, borders may come to be drawn on the oceans just as surely as on land...Development of such resources will also perhaps do an end-run around all the current geopolitics surrounding the Middle East and the old Halford MacKinder doctrine of controlling the Eurasian heartland.
Brazil's actions, we can rest assured, are simply the usual public announcement after-the-fact, for we can be very sure that, in addition to the race to space and all the associated black projects with it, that there is also a race to the ocean floor, and all the black projects associated with that...
...See you on the flip side...