Mr. J.Q., a regular reader here, sent me the following article while I was away at the conference, and this one is definitely a story to watch, for according to the article, two Russians, Mr. Leonid Plekhanov and Mr. Sergey Plekhanov, both graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, are planning to use crowd funding to finance the construction of a (presumably smaller) version of Nikola Tesla’s famous Wardenclyffe wireless electrical power transmitter:
Most readers here are probably familiar with the story about Tesla’s Wardenclyffe project, and how allegedly J.P. Morgan “pulled the plug” on the project once he learned what it was really about. According to one somewhat apocryphal version of the story, Morgan was concerned that the project “could not be metered” and hence he stood to lose not only money but power, and hence stopped his funding of Tesla’s vision. But as I’ve pointed out in various interviews, I’ve long suspected this story is somewhat “too convenient” as an explanation. After all, Morgan stood to gain a fortune from the royalty and licensing agreements on the project just from its possible use in appliances using Tesla’s system. The real concern, as I averred in Babylon’s Banksters, was that the system could potentially be weaponized, an implication that Tesla himself hinted at in various articles he composed at the same approximate time as his disputes with Morgan. But the idea itself, as MIT recently demonstrated, is not impossible, as they recently performed such an experiment on a small scale successfully.
So what are we to make of the announcement of the two Plekhanovs? One might expect that such a system would be as much of a challenge to the Russian energy oligarchy as it was to the Western one in Morgan’s time, and that some effort might be made to stop it. One suspects this is the reason for their reliance upon crowd funding.
The announcement, however, comes at a time that wider geopolitical interests are at stake, and at a time that Russian leaders and scientists are making strange statements. Consider only Dmitri Medvedev’s statement a month before Chelyabinsk that Russia should cooperate in the construction of a planetary asteroid defense system(shades of the Von Braun-Rosin affidavit!). Then there was the strange USS Donald Cook incident, where a Russian Sukhoi fighter bomber demonstrated a jamming capability of the USA’s most sophisticated naval radar-missile defense system. To top all this off, Dr. Evgeny Podkletnov, whose work in the anti-gravity properties of super-conductors is fairly well-known, made assertions that the Russians were experimenting with an “anti-gravity pulse beam” which could “disintegrate” objects at a distance of a kilometer, with an alleged range of the beam being 200km.
But we need to ask ourselves an important question: why would MIT perform a “proof-of-concept” experiment in the wireless transmission of power now, demonstrating a concept and a basic technology that was suppressed over a century ago? And why would two Russians openly announce their intentions to do so, and to fund it with crowd financing? One answer looms: today, the mechanism of global surveillance is in place, a capability that could, conceivably, serve to monitor any attempt to weaponize such a technology and cut it off before it could be accomplished. The monitoring infrastructure exists now, as it did not then, and hence, such a technology might be considered to be more acceptable. Additionally, such a step might be heralding a change in the global financial system, as the old one is slowly being torn down, and a new one erected. And the BRICSA nations have made it very clear that they intend to challenge the US dollar’s reserve currency status.
In such a context, the announcement of the Plekhanovs might be serving open notice that Russia intends to change the game in a rather dramatic fashion, for such a power system, if it could be made to work, would challenge the reigning petro-dollar paradigm, and that, of course, is now openly admitted to be a strategic goal of the BRICSA nations. The bottom line here folks is this this is, on its own, a “small” story, but in the wider context, and over the long term, it’s one to watch carefully…
…that is, if Russia is obliging, and lets the world know how it progresses.
See you on the flip side…