posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 01:18 PM
First a little about Samuel T Cohen.
Cohen's parents who immigrated from London, England. He was born on January 25, 1921 in Brooklyn and raised in New York City. He studied math and
physics at UCLA before joining the Army after Pearl Harbor. In 1944 he worked on the Manhattan project in the efficiency group and calculated how
neutrons behaved in Fat Man, the atomic bomb that was later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan. After the war he studied for his Ph.D at Berkeley before
dropping out to join the RAND Corporation. At RAND Corporation in 1950, his work on the intensity of fallout radiation first became public when his
calculations were included as a special appendix in Samuel Glasstone's book The Effects of Atomic Weapons. Cohen was personally responsible for
recruiting the famous strategist Herman Kahn into the RAND Corporation.
So he was a physicist who worked on the Manhattan project, thats a pretty big credential in my book. Cohen was a big proponent of Neutron bombs over
Neutron bombs are mentioned in.
is included as an 'enhanced neutron weapon' in chapter 5 of the declassified (formerly secret) manual edited by Philip J. Dolan, Capabilities of
Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Department of Defense, effects manual DNA-EM-1, updated 1981 (U.S. Freedom of Information Act). Provided that the weapon was
not used in a thunderstorm, no fallout effects would occur from the use of a neutron bomb according to that manual, as the combination of 500 m burst
altitude and low yield prevents fallout in addition to significant thermal and blast effects. The reduction in damage outside the target area is a
major advantage of such a weapon to deter massed tank invasions. An aggressor would thus be forced to disperse tanks, which would make them easier to
destroy by simple hand-held anti-tank missile launchers.
also from wikipedia.
Now I found an article with an interview with Samuel Cohen.
Bomb inventor says U.S. defenses suffer because of politics
Now what strikes me in the article is he makes claims that red mercury is real
Most frightening for Cohen is the relative ease by which neutron bombs can be created with a substance called red mercury. Red mercury is a compound
containing mercury that has undergone massive irradiation. When exploded, it creates tremendous heat and pressure - the same type needed to trigger a
fusion device such as a mini-neutron bomb.
And lastly I remember a thread about the Wiki-cables about red mercury
[Sensational!] Red Mercury Mentioned in leaked Diplomatic Cables
It strikes me how persistent the claims of red mercury are, if it was really a Russian sting to catch people buying material like some people suggest
was Cohen in on that scam?
Is Red Mercury just code wore for something else?
This man helped make the first nukes, surely if someone had known it would of been him?