In case you missed it, the USA is dismantling the last of its big city/region-busting thermonuclear bombs, the B53:

US\'s most powerful nuclear bomb being dismantled

Note that figure: 600 times more powerful than the Little Boy uranium shotgun bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, a mere atomic popgun with a paltry yield of 15-17 kilotons. The B53 would come in at around 9000 kilotons, or a whopping 9 megatons, not quite the notorious yield of the runaway Castle Bravo test, and a long way from the gigantic 57 megatons of the Soviet Union's Tsar bomba, tested in 1961 at Novaya Zemlya, but still enough to crack a country or two. What the article isn't talking about, and what I'd like to talk a little about here, is first of all the dismantling itself, and secondly, the reasons for it.

First, the dismantling: The bomb's designers are long gone, and the dismantlers must rely upon blueprints of the bomb, and a very careful and delicate process. Of course, these bombs were deliberately designed, with all the best engineering know-how of the day, not to detonate accidentally, and the likelihood of them doing so is minimal. Nevertheless, we are dealing here with a classic three-stage bomb, a fission-fusion-fission bomb of the type my co-author and I discussed in The Grid of the Gods. In such a weapon, the high explosive implosion detonator that surrounds a ball of plutonium and U-235 must be removed. Without that implosion detonator to set off the fission primary, which acts as the "fuse" for the fusion secondary, the bomb simply won't work, and what you have left is a lot of highly and precisely engineered lithium-deuteride (in all likelihood), and a U-238 tertiary, plus some polonium and beryllium thrown in there for neutron emitters to provide an extra spit of thermal neutrons to increase the efficiency of the reaction. Ok...I'm talking technical here, but the point is, the most dangerous aspect of the dismantling is the removal of the high explosives from the implosion detonator...dangerous work, and one, needless to say, calling for nerves of steel. Brain surgeons have less stress. No one can but admire these people, dismantling these horrible weapons, and I for one say, good riddance.

Second, the why:  We have to ask ourselves a disturbing question: why are Russia and the USA in this program of dismantling these weapons? Did they have a sudden infusion of sanity and altruism in the waning years of the Soviet era, and in the first flush of the fall of communism? Or was there another reason? I rather suspect that the last is the case: the only thing that has ever made sense to me as to why either nation would cut back on these enormous weapons and actually dismantle them was that they had something much better in the wings, something without all that nasty fallout, and just as destructive. Well, we know about the smart bombs, the bunker busting bombs, and the fuel-air-bombs (conventional devices with the explosive brissance of a tactical nuke, in the low kilotonnage to percentage kilotonnage range). But we must include here the possibilities of earthquake and weather weapons (wonderful plausible deniability!), and nasty things like GRASERS (gamma ray lasers) and so on. IN short, what I think we're seeing with the dismantling of such weapons is the subtle signal and sign that these two nations, at least, have moved into the "post-thermonuclear" age. Indeed, one need only recall the statements of the Russian delegations back in the Brezhnev era during the first SALT talks, and their strange insistence on limiting weapons "more destructive" even than hydrogen bombs.


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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. tom m on November 7, 2011 at 9:27 am

    The new weapon will most likely be a scalar/torsion energy beam. This type of weapon will not produce nuclear by-products; and therefore it is more likely to be used and maybe it has been but we didn’t recognize the after use signature. A strong case is the 911 forensic analysis done by Dr. Judy Wood.
    The real horror of this new weapon technolgy is the ease of use with no nuclear by-products which is not the case with depleted uranium with a half life of over 2 billion years compounded by the horrible affect on biological life. The mere fact that depleted uranium weapons have been used strongly suggest the proclivity by the elite’s to use horrible weapons and torsion weapons makes it easier
    Based on the elite’s proclivity for war and their insatiable quest for power at all cost , I do not see a bright future for humanity. I certainly hope I’m wrong.

  2. HAL838 on November 5, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Quite right, Joseph….
    On to BIGGER & BETTER [sigh] things.

    I just started your book on the JFK
    “crime of the century.”
    It wasn’t a priority as I bought it some time ago;
    but you always manage to extrapolate such
    interesting ideas from your research,
    although the basics are nothing new [to me].

    Who gains; who benefits, eh?

    It was for sooo many reasons that he had to become
    a non-entity. He was beginning to do so much for good,
    correct and RIGHT.
    He had become a hundred a Ron Pauls,
    although most was not known to the public and kept that way.

    In other words, he was pissing everyone off !!!!!

    Except Krushchev. A rare and personal correspondence
    built up between them after the Missile Crisis.
    THAT was also a no-no and thought to be their secret.
    Krushchev was NOT crazy. The act and appearance is
    an old war tactic meant ot keep your enemy confused.
    I liked him. He was smart among other things.

    I have and am slowly going through those letters,
    now published as The Kennedy Krushchev Letters.
    $25 full size paperback from Amazon.

    • paul degagne on November 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

      JFK —- I got some bragging rights here. My best friend’s grandmother was some important LOCAL MACHINE democrat organizer when JFK was running for the Senate. My friend came running over to my house, we lived close, and told me. I went to see him there at his grandmother’s home. He wasn’t a big deal nationally but I went over to take a peek and he saw us and shook our hands (that’s why I got a stinky right hand – only kidding.)

      I must say, ” He gave the impression of quite a handsome figure.” Karisma is what some call it when they spell it wrong! IT”S REAL! Then again in Massachusetts the Kennedy’s were Royalty and if not Royalty then the New Aristocracy.

      Interruption for a station break:

      What used to be called the University of Southern Massachuettes (spell that wont you , ha, ha!) but now U-Mass North Darmouth has this ROOM filled with documents which I never went into because I am not interested (Thousands of folders -who in the world could plow thr. all that crap!)

      Anyway I just thought I might tickle someone’s conspiratorial fancy by mentioning the fact we NOW live in a small INTERNET world. To go on and on and on my ala mater is U-MASS Boston. Right next door is the Kennedy Library I never visited just like many New Yorker City residents never visited the Statue of Liberty.

      End of STATION BREAK;

      I later on help in his presidential campaign. Not because I loved the guy but because there were so many pretty, english-protestant type adolescent girls from across the river who were helping too. (Kennedy crossed religious bariors)

      Now-a-days politicians or ‘SNAKES-IN-SUITS” have to pay for the HELP and even then one Gay Activist who works for free is like 10 of the paid help. People were dedicated then like some FUNDAMENTALIST still are because they know ACTION gets things done!

      As for me —- I followed or tagged along with my wife at some of the demonstrations or gatherings during all that HEALTH CARE toss-up. (What happened to all that media debate? Are they still sick people around who need care? One would never know it by looking at the boob-tube!)

      My daughter received over a million dollars in Medicade benefits (still counting) and I am just some smuck. I should be grateful but when I think of my wife who cant get a dime of coverage out of Social Security I get incensed! She goes to a Doctor who is also a Minster who tends to her physical affirmities.

      Wouldn’t you know when the chips are down who really helps. (He’s also BLACK if that makes any difference. If I needed a blood transfusion ….?)

      I will reiterate — if these stories are boring you to tear and if I am sounding more and more like some old stowgie then be the first to know and I will tell you off (only kidding for if that is the case then I will bring up something I have been thinking about Egyptomology that’s very pertinent to some of the discussion in this rum. (Unlike Obama = I can walk and chew gum at the same time. WHAT A LOUSY JOKE!)

      • paul degagne on November 5, 2011 at 8:02 am

        OH NO! I cant believe I UNCONSCIOUSLY used the WORD ‘rum” in stead of ‘ROOM.’

        I guess one could call me a RUMMY and have legitimate reasons for doing so, ha, ha!

        Have a Camelot kind of day today. and may ZEUS BLESS YOU!

        • paul degagne on November 5, 2011 at 8:57 am

          Mollashes Rum—-

          was a big part of the rations sailors on board Columbus’s Ships were given. Take that along with the fact sanitary conditions weren’t up to par with our own standards or not exactly NICE. (no showers and when the bucket got filled you just dragged it to the upper deck and tossed it overboard! Also the FACT sailors are generally a hardy or rowdy bunch.

          Can you imagine what the natives on that beautiful tropical island thought to themselves when they first came into CONTACT, CONTACT, CONTACT with Columbus and his crew?

          Of course the natives have customs of hospitality so they kept their thoughts to themselves but I think I have a clue of what went on in their MINDS?

          What a bunch of STINKY DRUNKS and those AWFUL SHARP SWORDS!

          Also look what followed not long afterwards?

          WHO is the SAVAGE and WHO IS THE CIVILIZED or put another way WHO is the PRIMITIVE and WHO is the MODERN?

          I would have loved to have met someone from Atlantis but unlike Columbus I would welcome them into my house and show them the finest hospitality I could give them. UNLESS, unless they had scales but then again maybe I would still feed them like those natives did.

          You never know if the opportunity might arise if now Atlantians but OTHERS. YOU NEVER KNOW?

          2012 is coming UP FAST.

          P.S> I was looking for a library book the other day and found two books next to where the book i was looking for was supposed to be. It wasn’t and I didn’t get to look at it. Don’t you hate it when that happens. But I did read and brought home just “for kicks” the other two books. On the back of one of them it was supposed to teach the reader how to write good SCIENCE FICTION> The part that caught my eye was a sentence on the back cover. It said, “How to introduce ALIENS to your friends and relatives. Very, very funny!

          hello CITIZEN QUAZAR, I would like to introduce you, to so and so someone from the planet UranUS. (all those penguin pictures, ha, ha! a bit creepy though —I just thought I get back TO you.( Notice I didn’t say AT you)

          See we all get along in here even if somebody is one of those ANNY FANNY GROUPIES!

          Now I ask one question?

      • HAL838 on November 7, 2011 at 7:19 am

        Well shut my mouth because I can’t speak on/to this.

        Too bad because I COULD one-up-you, Paul.

  3. Jon Norris on November 1, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Bearden has also pointed out that scalar EM reacts badly with fissionable material, ala Chernobyl, and that is one thing which has limited the use of such weapons – the possibility of a “doomsday” effect – the world bathed in nuclear fallout from massive dirty detonations all over the place.

    He felt that this was one reason why the Soviets started pushing nuclear disarmament on the West – to make it safer to use their EM weapons against more targets with less risk.

    This bomb could still be useful – a remote controlled sub cruising into some country’s coastal waters with this on board would still make quite a statement. It could also make quite a mess on a sensitive fault line.

    So, there is little doubt we now also have such weapons – we would also want to be able to use them more freely, hence dismantling old nukes which might be more likely to explode if scalar EM weapons were used.

    This also means we probably have enough mutually assured EM destructiveness that we no longer need the “safety” of the doomsday nukes as a deterrent.

    Maybe the gloves are coming off.

  4. LSM on November 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    “the only thing that has ever made sense to me…was that they had something much better in the wings”

    Dr. Wood’s work is the latest proof of that-

    but going back farther: do people still really think that Pentagon PC-hacker Gary McKinnon was making up his testimonies about an already well-established advanced secret space program and a suppression of thousands of free energy technologies?-

    not to mention William Cooper’s testimonies in “Behold a Pale Horse”

  5. Robert Barricklow on November 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Going to go off on another wild tangent.
    If you regard these as basically 1st & 2nd generation nuclear bombs; then what generation are they on now? Of course they’ve got the ‘small’ tactical nuclear weapons, but I suppose there are some real nasty godzilla brands under-stealth covers that span the globe. Still, they would prefer something-like, the neutron type, that leaves structure standing. But these aforementioned are of the classical varieties. Now, they have no doubt transgressed into the ‘exotic’ realms of destruction: precise to the point of – deadly synpets of matching DNA(race, or other identifying ‘genes’; to fine haired slivers of hyperdemic bullets delivering a silent assasin’s ‘natural’/’horrific’ death sentence; to gamma, beta, an other electromagnetic spectrums of wreathing greaper scenerios. Then add to that – the contractor’s aspect of entrepreneurial violence, and PRESTO!
    You have crazy mix thats near impossible to put back in the box.

    Hey, I said it was wild.

  6. Citizen Quasar on November 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

    It’s NOT like they will get 2nd and third degree burns all over their body if they screw up while taking one of these things apart. They will never know what hit them.

    I am sure they have something else waiting in the wings that suits their purposes more that B-53s.

    While we’re on the topic of nuclear explosions, I wonder if Iran is on or contains some special grid point so that is why the West is so leery of them detonating a nuclear weapon. (Besides the fact that the murderous psychopaths who run Amerika jus want a world war.) I have not read “Grid of the Gods” yet but I know it starts out talking about hydrogen bombs producing excessive yields due to the relative geographical geometry of where they are detonated.

  7. insane on November 1, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Dr. Farrell,

    you should check out this website sir:

    in fact i learned about your outstanding books from that very same website and
    one of my goals now is to read all of your books.

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