Yesterday I blogged about a story that seemed to have caught a lot of this website's readers' attention, namely, that Russia and China have been conducting joint experiments in ionospheric heating using the large Russian heater called SURA. My question and speculation yesterday was that they were sending messages, especially since the article reporting the story in The South China Morning Post also mentioned - without comment one way or another - that ionospheric heaters have long been thought by some in the alternative research field to be adaptable to modify the weather, create and/or steer tornadoes and hurricanes, be used for mind manipulation on a regional scale, or in other creative ways in conjunction with chemtrail spraying, like igniting nanothermite, creating weird and anomalous fires, and so on. Indeed, if my high octane speculation yesterday is true and Russia and China are "sending messages", why send them now? As I implied, but perhaps did not explicitly state yesterday, perhaps the timing, coming after the latest round of anomalous fires in California, is not accidental: "We know what you're doing, don't try it here, because we have the technology too."
OK, I grant you: that's crawling way out to the end of the twig of speculation without so much of a whiff of evidence to support it (other than the article's odd mention-without-comment of some of the suspected capabilities of ionosphere heaters).
In that story, however, there was a link to another story, from a few days earlier, but by the same author(Stephen Chen), and like the first, there were a few statements in it that "raised my eyebrows":
As the story notes, the "Z machine" is the USA's high energy facility to simulate nuclear explosions in order to design more efficient nuclear bombs. Now this is where it gets really interesting:
The machine is being built for the military by the Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics at China’s nuclear weapons development base in the city of Mianyang and is expected to be up and running in a few years, according to a Beijing-based nuclear physicist.
It is designed to produce about 60 million joules of energy in an instant – roughly 22 times the 2.7 million joules generated at the Sandia facility.
It does this by firing powerful electrical pulses at a target about the size of a spool of thread consisting of hundreds of tungsten wires, each thinner than a human hair.
When the pulses pass through the wires, the tungsten explodes, evaporates and creates a plasma with a magnetic field so strong that the exploded particles are forced inward.
The particles collide, producing intense radiation – mostly X-rays – and creating conditions that more accurately reflect a real nuclear explosion.
Now why is that interesting? Well, in the wake of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Michael Riconosciuto maintained that the bomb was a very special bomb. Riconosciuto is a man that hovers quite uncomfortably on the edges of a lot of shenanigans covered by the alternative research field, things like the Inslaw-PROMIS scandal, Danny Casolaro's murder-as-suicide with all the attendant connections to what Casolaro called "the Octopus", and so on. Casolaro, who had contacted Riconosciuto, called the latter "Danger man". Riconosciuto is indeed an odd duck, being highly intelligent, and definitely connected to black projects. To make a long labyrinthine story short, in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Riconosciuto maintained to one interviewer that the OKC bomb was a special type of "thermobaric" bomb that had been developed as an offshoot of the nuclear program. In his version, particulate heavy metal and combustible particles are dispersed in the atmosphere, electrically activated to create a "chain molecule" and then again electrically detonated to create a pressure wave equivalent to a tactical nuclear weapon, literally crushing and pulverizing anything in its blast field. If effect, it was a kind of "electro-molecular" bomb, using the atmosphere's oxygen as the oxident.
And the "Z machine" was probably intimately involved in the creation of such technologies.
And China wants to build a much bigger one.
As if that's not enough, the article makes mention - again without comment - of another possibility:
Z machines have been used in the development of nuclear weapons, from conventional warheads to the pure fusion bomb – a hydrogen bomb that can in theory be made in any size, cost a fraction of today’s nuclear stockpile and burn “cleanly” without producing radioactive fallout.
What comment does come in the article about this possibility comes near the end of the story, isolated from the above statement:
Lei said there had been costly failures in developing the technology in the US and Chinese scientists faced equal if not greater uncertainties because of their much more ambitious goals.
For instance, fusion could produce a large number of fast flying neutrons that will weaken or damage critical components. While the equipment was durable, researchers had not yet been able to solve the neutron problem, Lei said.
He warned the development of a pure fusion bomb would meant international nuclear weapons treaties would have to be rewritten.
“But I don’t think we need to worry about this, not until we see a real new bomb. The technology is so difficult, it remains more fantasy than real threat.”
Now in case it's not clear what's really being said here, what's really being said is that the bomb-makers are on a quest for a "clean" hydrogen bomb, that's the one with a much bigger bang than an atomic bomb. The "blast yields" of the latter are measured in kilotons, i.e., in thousands of tons of TNT. The blast yields of the former are measured in megatons, i.e., a million tons of TNT. The "bad" news is that in standard publicly-known hydrogen-bomb "how to do its", an atomic bomb is needed as the fuse to create the intense heat and pressure to get hydrogen atoms to fuse. No a-bomb, no h-bomb. And it's the a-bomb that produces all that nasty radioactive fallout.
So in other words, "they" have been chasing the idea of a "clean" thermonuclear bomb, i.e., a "hydrogen" bomb that does not need an a-bomb as its fuse. What's extremely disturbing, and odd about this story, is not just the acknowledgement that this has been a secret goal of covert thermonuclear bomb projects. It's the tense in which it is stated in the article:
Z machines have been used in the development of nuclear weapons, from conventional warheads to the pure fusion bomb – a hydrogen bomb that can in theory be made in any size, cost a fraction of today’s nuclear stockpile and burn “cleanly” without producing radioactive fallout. (emphasis added)
In other words, while the article ends with a disclaimer that such a fusion bomb is all just "theory", it initiates the topic by stating it's already been done. And that Z machines and, for want of a better term, "electro-nuclear" ignition was the key. That they are working on such stuff we can be certain. DARPA (The Diabolically Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency) at one time during the Reagan era was seriously pursuing the idea of an isomer bomb. Then there was the Red Mercury story of the 1990s, a magical mystical substance that was supposed to be a dark maroon-purplish goo, very heavy, that could initiate fusion explosions without the need for an a-bomb as the fuse. (See REALLY!?!? … RED MERCURY, AGAIN!? PART TWO)
Whatever one makes of all this, I have the uneasy feeling that China "knows something" and that it's sending clear messages. After all, this is the same country that not only wants to build a bigger better Z machine, but a bigger better version of CERN's large hadron collider...
See you on the flip side...