REVISTING THOSE JAPANESE NUCLEAR REACTORSAugust 12, 2011
Remember that Gulf Oil spill that preoccupied the news for weeks, then suddenly disappeared? Or that earthquake in Japan aeons ago that caused nuclear reactors to melt down and spew radioactivity all over the place, that also disappeared? Well, maybe you don't, but I blogged on April 22 of this year about my suspicions that maybe what was going on in Japan was a covert nuclear weapons program. The reactors were, after all, fueled both by uranium and plutonium, and plutonium is the element of choice for making the atom bomb, and the atom bomb is, of course, the necessary fuse for "the big one", the hydrogen bomb.
Well, it seems there are others who shared my suspicions about what may have been going on in Japan, and the people sharing those suspicions is a Japanese investigator named Yoichi Shimatse, and had I known of this article then, I would have shared it, but I share it now, after a night of fishing and following my initial hunch, and curiosity over why the story suddenly disappeared, shuffled off stage by the antics of the Western Powers and their inability to get rid of Mohamar Qaddafi:
The key paragraphs here are these:
"A fire ignited inside the damaged housing of the Unit 4 reactor, reportedly due to overheating of spent uranium fuel rods in a dry cooling pool. But the size of the fire indicates that this reactor was running hot for some purpose other than electricity generation. Its omission from the list of electricity-generating operations raises the question of whether Unit 4 was being used to enrich uranium, the first step of the process leading to extraction of weapons-grade fissionable material.
"The bloom of irradiated seawater across the Pacific comprises another piece of the puzzle, because its underground source is untraceable (or, perhaps, unmentionable). The flooded labyrinth of pipes, where the bodies of two missing nuclear workers—never before disclosed to the press— were found, could well contain the answer to the mystery: a lab that none dare name."
Just why a reactor was "running hot" to begin with, and just why pipes from "somewhere" were spewing irradiated seawater have yet to be answered, and believe me, I searched and searched to see if there were cogent answers to Shimatsu's observations, and found none, but Shimatsu is correct: one source explaining both possibilities is a secret laboratory. Then we have to consider some strange pronouncements by Japanese politicians concerning nuclear weapons. On April 20, 2009, the United Kingdom's Daily Telegraph reported that a former conservative Japanese finance minister had openly broached the subject of an independent Japanese nuclear deterrent:
This wasn't the first time a Japanese politician commented on the need for an independent nuclear deterrent for Japan, whose people for understandable reasons largely reject it. With Japan, we are not dealing with crazed ayatollahs in Iran fiddling with uranium enrichment, nor even with second-string nuclear powers such as India and Pakistan, but with a nation that could arm itself to the teeth with nuclear and thermonuclear weapons in a matter of weeks, and which possesses the technology to deliver them almost anywhere in the region. Perhaps there is a hidden reason that the Japanese nuclear meltdown has so completely disappeared in our media... My bet is, that there is.