Here is the last bit of historical perspective on Fuku.
THE MYSTERIES OF DAI-ICHI
The mysteries of Dai-ichi. Layer upon layer they covered Fukushima in a dense fog. Remove one layer and you were greeted by the next. For a situation
as complex as Dai-ichi, layers to an investigation are expected, but there was something else going on. Something was wrong, you could feel it.
Information was being presented in an orchestrated fashion intended to confuse and mislead. Articles on the net were being reworded to hide earlier
disclosures. Buildings were disappearing from diagrams of the plant. And much of this subversive activity was related to issues that had been brought
up in forums and blogs.
I expected the nuclear industry to play down Fukushima as much as possible. I expected the Obama/Chu/NRC coalition to busily create an image of US
nuke plants that showed them built to higher, safer standards, and then find a way to bury the story before people realized it was BS. I expected
Tepco to release as little information as possible and always try to be upbeat and seemingly on the path to success. What I didn't expect was for
Tepco and the Japanese government to blatantly rewrite the story of Fukushima as it unfolded, while throwing blankets over elephants and pretending
it's furniture. The level of obfuscation, the constant feeling that there was something else going on, began to gnaw at me. What was Tepco hiding.
Mystery #1) Why did Japan embrace nuclear power so soon after WWII.
It wasn't until I was researching the most basic mystery of all, how and why did Japan go from an intense fear of anything nuclear to embracing
nuclear power as the key to future happiness, that a picture began to emerge concerning the truth behind Dai-ichi. All the major early proponents of
nuclear power were ex-military, often high ranking. And the three most influential were behind the creation of Fukushima Dai-ichi.
Then I remembered the conspiracy theory from the early days of the disaster stating that Japan had a nuclear weapons factory under Fukushima, and a
chill ran up my spine. For the first time I entertained this theory, and all of a sudden things started to fall into place. One after another the
mysteries of Dai-ichi began to make sense. The multiple stages to the Unit 3 (R3) explosion, the spikes of radiation that had no explanation, the CSFP
disappearing from the discussion, the need for the massive 4 stack exhaust system connected to the southend complex. On and on it went.
My research was now forcing me to accept the weapons production theory after originally rejecting it, and suggesting that it was not just possible,
but also probable. And I learned a long time ago, when it comes to data, you go with the flow. What the data were showing was not only an expressed
need for the bomb, but that ex-military hawks within the government had already laid the necessary groundwork for producing the bomb before
construction on Fukushima even began.
This is how it happened. After the war the militarists and hawks slid into the background and out of sight, re-forming in 'secret societies'. They
didn't give up power in the political arena, however. They still exerted significant influence over a countries direction, especially in Japan. And in
Japan the commanders from the now defunct Imperial army and their right wing political supporters knew that the only hope of re-establishing a
powerful Japan was to acquire the bomb. And the only way to acquire the bomb was through nuclear power.
The title 'right wing hawk' suggests supporters of fascism and warmongering and for good reason. They are usually behind most wars and tend to operate
outside the confines of social order and political oversight. They don't trust anyone, and there is no reason anyone should trust them.
Matsutaro Shoriki, an extreme right wing hawk, is a case in point. He was imprisoned as a war criminal for three years after WW2 but never brought to
trial. Instead he became America's point man for Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" program, promoting nuclear power as the key to Japan's postwar
revival. He would go on to create, and become the head of Japan's original nuclear power agency, the Department of Science and Technology. With the
help of Yasuhiro Nakasone, a young politician who would later become Prime Minister, they convinced the people of Japan that nuclear power was safe,
and their only hope of achieving prosperity in the near term.
They did this through a propaganda campaign via Japan's first TV station, Nippon Television, owned by Shoriki and funded by the CIA, and the Yomiuri
Shimbun, Japan's most widely read newspaper, and also once owned by Shoriki. It started the same year the US occupation ended.
In a 1952 article entitled "The government commissions a concrete plan for the establishment of a Department of Science and Technology in preparation
for re-armament and weapons production”, Kantaro Suzuki, imperial admiral and prime minister at the time of Japan’s surrender, is quoted as saying
“We have lost this war because of our lack of science. Therefore, it is now imperative for us to promote science in order to rebuild Japan”. Many
other articles would follow. Though the emphasis was placed on nuclear power, there were also references suggesting interest in nuclear weapons
acquisition as well.
In fact, Shoriki made no bones about his interest in both nuclear power and nuclear weapons technology. So much so, with the help of Masao Maeda, he
had a subgroup written into the law creating the Department of Science and Technology that was involved in “research into weapons technology,
including nuclear weapons”.
This outspoken desire for nuclear weaponry however did not fit into the anti-nuclear sentiment of the times, and for this reason Shoriki was replaced
as spokesperson for nuclear power by Nakasone. Nakasone was just as rabid as Shoriki, having witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima as a young naval
officer, but being a politician knew how to keep his cards hidden against his chess. The perfect poster child for the nuclear mafia.
Through his urging, massive amounts of money were funneled into nuclear research, starting in 1955. He then took charge of the Department of Science
and Technology, while writing most subsequent legislation concerning Japan's nuclear program. In 1970 he became head of the Defense Agency, and his
first action was to fund research into the pros and cons of possessing nuclear weapons, stating at the time that Japan should study the possibility of
acquiring nuclear weapons as its US security blanket cannot be guaranteed to last forever. This coincided with the beginning of construction for both
Unit 3 (R3) and Unit 4 (R4) and the southend complex at Dai-ichi.
As Prime Minister he was able to convince Reagan and the US that Japan should be allowed free reigns in their plutonium production and spent fuel
recycling program, the only non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council permitted under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to be
allowed to do so.
And it was he, along with Shoriki, and another war criminal and hawk, Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister from 1957 to 1960, who became the main promoters
of Dai-ichi and exerted influence on the Japanese government and Kikawada, president of Tepco, to build the plant.
Location, Location, Location
In deciding where to put an illegal weapons factory, the main consideration is how to keep operations unknown. It would need to be in an area lightly
populated, but not totally removed and out in the wilderness, as that would look suspicious. It would need to be underground and the geology must be
favorable for drilling and tunneling. It should be somewhere where the prevailing winds will take contaminants away from land and out to sea, hiding
radiation releases. And it should have a legal nuclear facility nearby, to be used as an excuse for any radiation releases from the weapons factory
that end up over land and picked up by monitoring stations.
Welcome to Fukushima Dai-ichi. No place in Japan fits the bill like here on the eastern seaboard of northern Japan. The perfect location for the
perfect crime. From that day forward I included the scenario of an underground complex (UC) housing a weapons production factory into any analysis I
was performing, and damn near 100% of the time it formed a logical explanation for an otherwise illogical and unexplainable occurrence.
At the same time I began to see the hidden dragon behind everything Dai-ichi, and I realized that Tepco and the Japanese political system were merely
puppets of a much bigger power. And I began to wonder if I should be more careful where I walk. Hidden dragons don't like to be stepped on.
edit on 14-1-2012 by zworld because: (no reason given)