Last Thursday, for those of you who caught it, I talked about a short article that appeared on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's website. The article had been shared by Mr. I.R., and when I saw the headline of the article, needless to say, I knew I'd at least be blogging about it if not talking about it. As it turned out and as I stated on last Thursday's News and Views from the Nefarium, Red Mercury is back in the news, albeit, in a small way, and as I said Thursday, I might and probably would blog about it for people who don't watch the News and Views. This is that blog, and there are a few updates. In any case, here's the article that caught my attention:
There you have the story: a man walks into the regional office of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who allegedly was carrying 'red mercury.'" As I pointed out in my News and Views, the diction is a bit ambiguous (especially considering the state of education today). Was it the man who was from Africa? or the red mercury? As I also pointed out in my News and Views, according to the 'red mercury legend,' the substance actually originated in Russia, being the product of their cold war black projects researches in thermonuclear weapons. Indeed, the legend of the substance has it that it was a psyops "substance" deliberately created as part of join international anti-terrorist operations being conducted by the CIA, the German BND, and the post-Soviet Russian security services in shutting down terrorist rings and Russian black markets sales of nuclear and thermonuclear weapons. The substance itself was entirely fictional. Indeed, there were novels and a few non-fiction books that came out in the early 1990s about the substance. Red Mercury was the thermonuclear scare of the early 1990s. But again, the substance itself, according to conventional wisdom, orthodox narratives, &c., was entirely fiction. It didn't exist.
That, at least, is the conventional wisdom of the "red mercury legend."
So when the Atlantic Journal Constitution ran this article, my first reaction was, quite literally, "What!? Why revive the whole story now?" We'll get to that in a moment, but before we do - for it's today's high octane speculation - ask yourself this important question: "If the substance was fictional, why did they keep re-running the same scam, again and again, including (if my memory recalls) some sales involving African intermediaries in the mix? How did they sell the story to apparently credulous buyers?" Indeed, as one very astute listener to my Thursday News and Views pointed out while I was talking and recording (I didn't see his remarks until after I had finished the recording, and hence could not respond to him in real time), the "red mercury" story in Atlanta apparently ran concurrently with some sort of "drill" that was taking place, and that, of course, raises the suspicion meter into the red zone: are they preparing an operation, false flag or otherwise, involving nuclear weapons? Given that "red mercury" is supposed to originate in Russia, this is a rather harrowing thought to contemplate, given the current climate in the USSA of "Russiagate" and alleged hacking of US elections. This comes also at a time when chemical weapons were used in Syria, and hysteria is being ratcheted up, while the lamestream corporate media in the USSA seems to be ignoring the fact that Mr. Putin talked Mr. Assad to relinquish his chemical weapons, and that headed off the war-in-Syria hysteria that was being hyped during the Obama Administration. In short, there's been no real evidence presented thus far about who used those chemical weapons.
And now, red mercury resurfaces, in the context of a drill, and in the wider context of the anti-Russia hysteria in the West.
But for the rest of the story and my high octane speculation, we'll have to wait until tomorrow.
See you on the flip side...