My co-author on Grid of the Gods and for an upcoming book we're working on right now, Dr Scott de Hart, sent me the following very interesting article:

After the election I’ll go and wash my face – Putin

What intrigued me here was Vladimir Putin's comments - ambiguous to be sure - that Russia plans to expand its Arctic presence, for what purpose, we're not sure. Also intriguing to me was Putin's veiled references to hold-over Soviet-era ecological legacies in that region.

One possibility that presents itself is a military and geopolitical one. The Arctic region was long home to some of the Soviet Union's most sensitive projects, including the detonation of the monster "Tsar Bomba"  in October 1961 on the Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya, a monster hydrogen bomb of approximately 57 megatons yield. The test was of an actual deliverable weapon whose designed yield was a whopping 100 megatons. Even Stanley Kubrik got in on the act in his dark comedy Dr. Strangelove, where the Soviet ambassador hinted that the "doomsday weapon" was hidden somewhere in the Arctic. The Arctic was to the Soviet Union was the Nevada test range and Area 51 was to the USA.

Now let's speculate wildly, and I do mean wildly.

Development of the Arctic would give Russia certain economic advantages and an ability to live and prosper in cold environments. This raises interesting implications, for some recent articles have suggested that the Sun is entering a period of declining activity, heralding not a new era of global warming, contrary to the favorite sacred environmental cow of the western elites, but on the contrary, a new "ice age." Russia, of all the nations on the earth, has had the longest and most experienced history in dealing with such climates and with developing the region. Perhaps this orientation heralds Russian awareness of a rather different scenario than that championed in the West.

Then too, there is a possibility that Russia has found new energy reserves, and the region needs to be developed for that reason. Perhaps - speculating even more wildly - Russia has found something new in its ongoing "pyramid power/torsion" research that requires, in its view, a vastly expanded presence in that region. All sorts of scenarios come to mind - pole shifts, magnetic pole reversals - everything.

The bottom line is this. The Russians are chess players. They think several moves ahead of the game, and regardless of what wild and woolly scenario one might wish to propose, Prime Minister Putin's announcement during a party convention and election bid deserves to be watched.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Citizen Quasar on July 4, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Didn’t a Russian diver claim the North Pole by planting a Russian flag on the Arctic sea floor a while back? I wonder how this bodes for Santa Claus. Should we “cancel Christmas?”

    Looks like those Rooskis are at it again.

  2. Antoine on July 4, 2011 at 2:42 am

    A leader needs to be seen as doing stuff, at being at the avant garde for his poeple. So Putin found something inexpensive to lead with: the artic. Looks good, doesn’t really have to spend any money or do anything other than say its ours, etc. To me this is just a convenient, sensible and affordable leadership outlet for him to get some more ratings.

  3. Jon Norris on July 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I found it interesting that the site chosen for the “Doomsday Seedbank” by the Gates, Monsanto, etc., group was the island of Spitzbergen, near Norway, which is quite far north. That seems a highly unlikely place for things to be ‘safe” if conditions on the planet go bad. (Hot or cold.) It seems like the isolated nature of the island was a factor. Isolated it from whom?

    Why all the interest in the Arctic if a mini ice age is about to begin? Or is there more to it than that? Perhaps there is something far more disruptive in the works. If the crustal slippage theory is right, then various factors which cause that may be just around the corner, or may be “encouraged” by EM weapon use. Some areas would become colder, others warmer.

    On the other hand, if an ice age is almost upon us, the Arctic would be the best place to practice and train (and test technology?) for coming conditions.

  4. MattB on July 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    The Russians are working 24/7 at opening up the vast oil/mineral reserves in Siberia.

    Having the Arctic militarily secure would be a wise move. Plus there is a lot of fresh water there as well.

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