posted on May, 26 2010 @ 12:25 PM
The U.S.S. Indianapolis secretly transported the atomic bomb to Tinian so it could be dropped on Hiroshima. This was very secret, as virtually
everyone would expect.
However, on the way home, it was spotted by a Japanese submarine and torpedoed. In a few minutes, it sunk beneath the Pacific. Because the Captain
thought his mission was so secret, they did not radio for help. The net result was that they weren't found for a while, and most of the crew, who
had survived the torpedo, did not survive the sharks and sea conditions.
Think about it for a moment, though. Once they had delivered the bomb, what was the secret that an American cruiser was in the Pacific? NONE!!!
The was NO WAY the Japanese could know what the Indianapolis had done, and radioing for help would be the expected thing the Japanese sub commander
would have expected. It was actually more suspicious to NOT radio for help. Therefore, a thousand men or so died because of the inability of the
Captain to think outside the "Intelligence Box" mindset.
This type of abnormal thinking persisted throughout the Cold War, and is now occurring because of the War on Terror!