Veritas News Service and CAJI
Russia Has No Technology
By Mike Visockis
We have already seen evidence of the manipulation of the story about the buildup of the Russian military infrastructure in part one. We learned how deceptive the Soviets were all along using their tactics of ‘detente’ while fooling no one but the American public. We also learned that the Russians killed over 20 million of their own people through starvation, murder, labor camps, and mental hospitals for political dissidents.
This also raises the question as to why the relevant State Department documents, including those pertaining to Operation Keelhaul, are still classified. The answer is that if the documents were released, if they actually still exist, they would show the treasonous activities of Presidents, Congressmen, and other U.S. Government officials. If you think these documents will ever see the light of day, you are living in fantasy land. This is the same reason the core of the classified documents on the JFK assassination will never be released.
Some legislators did ask the right questions about American technology aiding the Soviet military infrastructure. U.S. Senator Smoot investigated an aluminum plant in the Soviet Union designed by engineer W. Hahn in 1928, “No reply was made to Senator Smoot … [the State] Department had no objection [to] the rendering by Mr. Hahn of technical assistance to the Soviet authorities in the production of aluminum.. [and] the possibility of its use as war material, and prepared to take no position at the time in regard to the matter.” (US State Dept. file, 861.659 – DuPont de Neours & CO/5) If this was done back then, can you imagine what is being done today in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya?
Even before the start of World War II there was an obvious double standard with the U.S. scientific community and the classified trade to Russia. In 1939 a group of physicists with “Einstein and Weisskopf agreed to limit publication of atomic energy and its military applications.” Using the Hitler threat to give technical assistance to Russia, this same Atomic Energy publication was freely given to them. “The Soviet Serpukhovineral accelerator … made possible with the assistance promoted by Weisskopf, chairman of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel of the Atomic Energy Commission.” This essentially gave away a particle accelerator to the Russians. Once the Russians had it in their possession, the U.S. Government used that evidence as an excuse for the need to have a better one made in the U.S. The result of this was the building of the Joo-GeV unit at Fermi Lab in Weston, IL to ensure that the U.S. technology didn’t fall behind, and was another example of the waste of taxpayer money.
After the war had ended in 1945, Operation Keelhaul repatriated Russians back to the Soviet Union by the United States and Britain. The ACLU brought a suit against the U.S. Army and submitted a U.S. Supreme Court Writ of Certiorari, but it was denied. “The major significant documents covering the history of the last fifty years [as of 1971] are buried, and they will remain buried until an outraged public opinion puts some pressure on Congress.” The reason is that even though the people involved are most likely dead now, the families of these people and organizations are still alive that influence the world today.
By the time of the start of the Korean War, the North Korean military infrastructure had “… 180 Yak planes built in plants with U.S. Lend-Lease equipment … later replaced with Mig-15’s powered by Russian copies of Rolls Royce jet engines sold to the Soviet Union in 1947.” By the year 1950, “The 130,000 man North Korean army … was trained, supported, and equipped by the Soviet Union … [with] a brigade of Soviet T-34 medium tanks.” It was these same tanks that were made with the U.S. manufactured Christie suspensions in them. (from Sutton’s Western Technology and Soviet Development, 1917 to 1930)
They didn’t even alter the designs very much from the original American plans. “Artillery tractors [are] direct metric copies of Caterpillar tractors … [and the] trucks were either from the Henry Ford Gorki plant or the ZIL plant.” The tractors that were used by North Korea were actually U.S. patents that were given to the Russians who were then shown how to build them.
From presidents Wilson to Nixon, they have built up the Soviet military industrial complex. “Technical assistance to the Soviet Union … we believe[d] there to be a first order threat … [the] history of technical assistance to the Soviet military structure was known to successive administrations.” The information about export licenses was “… rewired to establish the continuing and long run dependence of the Soviet Union… on the United States.” This [information] has been “… available to Congress only by special request and has been denied completely to the American public at large.” The common response to such a request was “This policy is censored.”
This censorship U.S. military assistance to the Soviet Union comes from many information sources which were “unscheduled information leaks”, as well as information from Soviet books and publications. Eisenhower classified even more documents in his Executive Order in 1953. The National Archives official stance says that with few exceptions all of the files that are 25 years or older are open for public access. Obviously that is not the case with these documents.
In administration after administration, we can see that “Suppression concerning Soviet relations with the United States may be found in all administrations — Democrat and Republican.” For example, on November 28, 1917 political adviser Colonel Edward Mandel House told President Woodrow Wilson from Paris that the Russian Bolsheviks shouldn’t be portrayed as enemies in the press. Colonel House was political adviser to Presidents Wilson and FDR, and was never nominated or elected to any public office. According to State Department files, “… export licenses for admittedly military equipment exports to the USSR are not available for public information.” Censorship and the real reasons behind the exports were so the U.S. Government officials could keep the detailed information out of the people’s hands. Companies like Ford, GM, and GE did not want the truth to get out so they could avoid boycotts, criticism, and lost revenue.
During the Korean War, from 1950 to 1953 there were 33,730 casualties, 103,284 wounded, 118,513 U.N. soldiers killed, and 70,000 South Korean soldiers killed “… [and] over 3,000,000 South Korean civilians.” Yes, that’s right– three million civilians were killed! Shifting attitudes about this can be attributed to advocates of population control like Paul R. Ehrlich in his 1968 book Population Bomb. Wars are one of the ways of increasing the death rate.
Joseph Gwyer in Washington D.C talked about Soviet ships transported to North Vietnam in the Soviet – Port of Haiphong run. Danish marine technology was transferred to Russia in 1959 and had to have U.S. State Department approval. “Eighty percent of weapons and supplies for the North Vietnamese were transported by some means from the Soviet Union.” Most of these supplies were shipped by Soviet freighters, then transported on the Ho Chi Minh trail on Soviet trucks made with Western technology.
Morskoi Flot, a Russian maritime publication explained how the Soviet Union was able to aid North Vietnam. “Illegal or insufficient administration of the export control laws in the 1950’s and 1960’s gave the Soviets the ability to supply the North Vietnamese in the 1960’s.” The Russians were even busy in the Middle East. In the ten years from 1958 to 1968, the Soviet arms supply was as follows:
Algeria Egypt Iraq Syria
200 Jets 800 Jets 200 Jets 250 Jets
Some Tanks & 1,200 Tanks 500 Tanks 500 Tanks
Ships 15 Ships Some Ships Some Ships
The tanks that were given to Iraq were most likely used in the killing of Iraqi refugees as well as American soldiers.
Geoffrey Kemp reported about the Russian “Strategy and Arms Levels”, in his article Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, 29:3, p. 24 in 1960. The Russian Mig-15 was traded, which were made by the German manufacturer Rolls Royce. The Soviet tanks that were traded were made with significant assistance from western countries. Kemp even explained that most Russian ships were made outside the country.
Lend-Lease records in 1961explained how the Bryant Chucking Grinder Company participated in “a life and death matter”, and “… accepted a Soviet order for thirty-five Centralign-B machines for processing miniature ball bearings.” These are the same machines that made anti-aircraft missile guidance system’s ball bearings for the U.S. Department of Defense , and in 1961 the Department of Commerce approved the export of five machines. Fifty percent of the production in the United States’ of this ball bearing was shipped to Russia. It is important to understand that before the United States started sharing this technology, Russian and Europe combined had no possibility of manufacturing any ball bearings.
The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary had to know that this trade was going on because they published a report in 1961 about the “… proposed shipment of ball bearing machines to the U.S.S.R.” Transfermatic cases, for automobile transmissions, with a dollar amount of $4.3 million were also sent to Russia for the production of truck engines. On February 23, 1961 the Department of Defense representatives testified that “… shipments … ‘will contribute to the Soviet military and economic warfare potential.’” This was during the Robert McNamara period.
Secretary of Defense McNamara said, the U.S. “… should not oppose export licenses for the transfermatic machines.” However, McNamara knew that “… most Soviet military trucks came from the American built plants.” A good deal of this information as well came from direct Soviet sources.
The Vietnam port of Haiphong and the information about the Cuban Missile Crisis is explained in Appendix C of Sutton’s book, where he explains that the1949 Battle Act and Export Control Act, “… prohibited the export of transportation technology for military purposes.” This very evidence, amongst many other examples, is still classified.
In May 1964, the State Department requested the National Archives seal for 75 years the “Records of the Office of the Counselor and Office of the Chief Special Agent 1916-1928.” (National Archive Job# III-NLD-105, signed March 31, 1955) Why seal something for that long unless a painful truth is being hidden on purpose? Seventy-five years! This is three times longer than that of the JFK assassination files. What does that tell you about the importance of those files?
Early on in the Vietnam conflict, Soviet advisers were actually present in Vietnam. In 1965, 2,500 Russian engineers were at work in Vietnam at the time when Russian-supplied arms were in widespread use. These included the “… standard 82-millimeter recoilless rifle, and the RP-46 light machine gun.” (Los Angeles Times, August, 18, 1965) This was the same year the Johnson administration expanded trade with Russia.
On page 43 are details of the casualties in the Vietnam War, from 1961 to 1972, according to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Directorate for Statistical Services.
As you can see from the chart, the increase of supplies from Russia up to 1968 was indispensable in the increase in the deaths of American Service men and women.
The reason for the large amount of deaths in 1968 can be explained by what Brezhnev said on May 12, 1967 during his visit to Bulgaria: “The Soviet Union is rendering … assistance to fighting Vietnam.” (Pravda, May 15, 1967) In the 1950s, Soviet support to the North Vietnamese was over $3 million per year; by 1966 it was up to $68.2 million; by 1967 $148 million, and the North Vietnamese shipped only $25.3 million back to Russia in 1966 to 1967. In Barron’s Weekly (January 4, 1971), Shirley Shiebla wrote “The United States has been the ‘arsenal for Communism’ in the Soviet Union.” The North Vietnamese would push south every Spring with new weapons from the Soviet Union.
GAZ trucks were produced in the Ford Gorki plan, and were transported on the Ho Chi Minh trail to the Viet Cong. ZIL trucks from the Bundt plant were equipped with new American machinery, as was the Gorki plant. The “PT-76 tank is manufactured at Volograd, in a factory built by eighty U.S. firms.” “The guns, the ammunition, the weapons, and the transportation systems that killed Americans in Vietnam came from the American-subsidized economy of the Soviet Union.” As this secret trade continued, and tax money continued to be stolen from the American people, the Soviet military and economy grew. Then supplies were sent to the Communist Vietnamese to kill Americans.
The Institute for Strategic Studies in London reported (September 1967, p.44), that the Soviets sent “… large numbers of Mig-17 and Mig-21 fighters, Ilyushin-28 light bombers, transport aircraft, helicopters, 6,000 anti-aircraft guns … surface-to-air (guideline) missiles, [and] 200-250 missile launchers.” This information was confirmed by the testimony of the Assistant Secretary of Defense John T. McNaughton in April 1967 when he said, “The Soviets supplied the ‘sophisticated equipment in the field of anti-aircraft defense.’ ”
The United States lost 915 planes in the Vietnam War between February 1965 and November 1968, Nixon then increased trade and by 1972 the total increased to 4,000. By July 1968, Soviet assistance to the North Vietnamese continued with the signing on of Kosygin and Deputy Premier Nghi.
This enabled officials to make inaccurate statements without challenges from Congress. In 1961, Dean Rusk admitted “[The] Soviet Union derives only the most marginal help.” In 1968, Assistant Secretary of State Katzenbach shared the mentality that if we don’t sell to them, the others will. (U.S. House of representatives, To Amend the Export – Import Bank Act of 1945, Washington D.C., 1968, p. 64).
In 1966, the State Department published a brochure of hand tools; the text was in Russian. The preface was written by President Lyndon Johnson. This publication is not listed in official State Department publications but was found by a source in Russia. It was printed without the name of a printer or publisher, and provided an illustrated guide “… arranged for the citizens of the Soviet Union …of samples of various hand tools currently manufactured in the United States.”
The Soviets knew what they were buying. So did the U.S. Government, and so did the U.S. firms making the supplies. This was reported in the “Soviet Register of Shipping”, November 1971, “Krasnaya Zvezda” “… export license memorandum and instructions are classified data.” These classified documents are made available to only a few government officials. These are the same people who have a reckless disregard for basic human life. This trade wasn’t just an error in someone’s checkbook; this was intentional trade to a known totalitarian country that led to the murder of over 35 million people and the imprisonment of millions more. ‘This can’t happen in America’ you say? Look around at the people calling for revolution. That is how it started in Russia.