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A Short Geostrategic History of Russia since 1917

Thursday, 13 April 2006 12:00 AM

Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in the spring of 1917, and the Provisional Government that took over was compelled by its Western allies to continue the war against Germany. But in the anarchy following the abdication of Nicholas II, many Russian soldiers deserted and fled with their arms to St. Petersburg, the capital of Russia.

For the Provisional Government and its Western allies, they were criminals to be court-martialed. For Lenin, the leader of a rapidly growing party, they were heroes, saying "no" to the war, which was "imperialist" – that is, a slaughter whereby the "imperialists" tried to capture from each other as much territory and wealth as possible. The war was caused by the greed of the rich, dreaming in each country of THEIR world empire at the expense of their enemies.

Accordingly, the deserters overthrew the Provisional Government in the fall of 1917 and supported Lenin. They also "robbed the robbers" (that is, the rich), as Lenin put it, calling the poor to enrich themselves by robbing the rich. What then?

On the basis of his Russian experience, Lenin believed that in every country the poor were ready to rob the rich. It would be enough for his Red Army to enter Europe, and the poor would rush to rob the rich. As for the United States, with all those billionaires … In short, drawing nigh was the world proletarian revolution, as ushered in by Marx! "Arise, ye prisoners of starvation …"

Lenin's was a mistake, similar to the assumption that Moslems, such as Iraqi, want American "freedom and democracy." In Irwin Shaw's play of 1939, "The Brooklyn Idyll," a Brooklyn worker, his wife and daughter want to be rich – not to kill the rich for the sake of social justice. The American Communist Party has always been tiny.

When Lenin died and Stalin became the dictator, that is, came to the top of the mafia by destroying his rivals in the next 13 years, he launched the industrial revolution to make his conventional armed forces at a par with those of the West, which had its Industrial Revolution earlier. But conventional weapons were only part of HIS industrial revolution.

Peter Kapitsa went to England in 1921 and became a favorite disciple of Rutherford, one of the founders of nuclear physics, apart from his other scientific achievements. In 1934 Kapitsa went to Russia to attend a scientific conference (as he did before). But in 1934, that is, five years before Einstein wrote to Roosevelt in 1939 his letter about the possibility of nuclear weapons, Stalin and his scientific entourage already understood the geostrategic importance of nuclear weapons, and Stalin did not let Kapitsa go back to England. In other words, Stalin kidnapped Kapitsa despite a possible international scandal.

Kapitsa's English laboratory was brought to him from England (money no problem!) yet it was noticed that he was miserable. Why? He complained that he missed reading his morning paper, the London Times, at breakfast. No problem! Every morning, a Soviet airplane was dispatched to England to pick up a copy of the London Times to be delivered in time for Kapitsa's breakfast in Moscow.

Nor were nuclear weapons Stalin's only goal as far as superweapons were concerned. Thomas Bearden, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, who has developed theories considered by the U.S. scientific establishment wrong or controversial (see my previous column) started his online article of 1990 "Historical Background of Scalar EM [electromagnetic] Weapons" as follows:

So in 1939 detailed drawings of Moray's unit were obtained and forwarded to Russia, along with details of experiments that the Soviet agent performed with the device in Moray's laboratory. Moray's lab still [1990] stands in Salt Lake City, Utah, operated by his son, John Moray, who has faithfully carried out his father's work.

After the war, Stalin resumed the research and development of nuclear and post-nuclear superweapons. At that time, I joined the Moscow Energy Institute because I hated the Soviet humanities (propaganda) but had to join SOME higher school to avoid conscription in the Soviet army.

But I studied only for several days before each exam. In the calculus exam, my examination ticket required the demonstration of a certain mathematical proposition. But I had read nothing about it. So I presented to the professor my own ad hoc demonstration of the proposition. At first the professor was scandalized, but I begged him to have some patience. The result?

Established under the auspices of the Moscow Energy Institute was a Special Faculty, the Soviet dream. True, its researchers lived within a specific area that they had no right to leave. But functioning within that area were, for example, two clothing stores: one for women's dresses from Paris and the other for men's suits from London.

I learned that the professor of mathematics who had examined me had recommended me for that Special Faculty! Which I rejected in horror, of course! It was only in the West, as I read Thomas Bearden, that I understood why. Bearden asserts that one reason of Western backwardness in superweapons has been, for example, the "Western elevation of the curtailed Maxwell's theory to cult status." Mathematics should be renovated, recreated, reinvented to attain new results in a new physics of superweapons.

The development of superweapons under Stalin from 1939 to 1953 (the year of his death) yielded results only later, under Nikita Khrushchev. In his online article, Bearden writes:

However, his subordinates, such as Leonid Brezhnev, were scared. They had retained that awe for the West that Russian villagers have for urban life. If Russia can develop those new superweapons, surely the United States with its skyscrapers, each of which is built within one night (as it was reported in Russia), can develop them even better. The flippant, erratic, insolent rowdy-dowdy "Khrushch" was leading Brezhnev et al. to their doom. In 1964, they kicked him out of office, and Brezhnev moved into his place.

In June 1975, Brezhnev called for a ban on post-nuclear superweapons. Bearden writes:

"But what will be in?" asked one of the nuclear physicists present in despair. Her name was Lazereva.

"Well, lasers, for example," answered Skobeltsyn.

"But why?" she pressed him.

"Without lasers," he quipped, "there will be no salary for LAZEReva." Ha-ha-ha!

In 1991, the Soviet dictatorship collapsed. No wonder. A dictatorship is a social structure with a small social base. Involuntarily, by its very existence, the democratic West is subversive. Since 1917, Communism had been promised to the Soviet people, with wealth so abundant that there would be no money: take whatever you want – free! But in 1991 many Russians believed that Communism was in America, where welfare ensured more wealth – free – than did sometimes the hardest work in Soviet Russia!

Hence a dictatorship's "quest for world domination," as John F. Kennedy used to say in reference to Soviet Russia. A dictatorship will never be safe unless it dominates the otherwise subversive democratic West. Putin has resumed the development of superweapons, which Yeltsin opened in 1992 for international inspection as a relic of the disgraceful dictatorship. Putin has a powerful ally, the dictatorship of China, with which Russia may divide the rest of the world and/or be annihilated by China's superweapons unless Russia surrenders unconditionally.

You can e-mail me at navlev@cloud9.net

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