Friday, November 11, 2005

ww III in 1968!

Hi all...

Today I found a book, in Borders, that blew me away!

the writer claims that we all came very *VERY* close to WW III, in march 7th of 1968!!

in, the link for the book.

amazon page

Red Star Rogue : The Untold Story of a Soviet Submarine's Nuclear Strike Attempt on the U.S. (Hardcover)
by Kenneth Sewell, Clint Richmond

Editorial Reviews

Book Description

One of the great secrets of the Cold War, hidden for decades, is revealed at last.

Early in 1968 a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine sank in the waters off Hawaii, hundreds of miles closer to American shores than it should have been. Compelling evidence, assembled here for the first time, strongly suggests that the sub, K-129, sank while attempting to fire a nuclear missile, most likely at the naval base at Pearl Harbor.

We now know that the Soviets had lost track of the sub; it had become a rogue. While the Soviets searched in vain for the boat, U.S. intelligence was able to pinpoint the site of the disaster. The new Nixon administration launched a clandestine, half-billion-dollar project to recover the sunken K-129. Contrary to years of deliberately misleading reports, the recovery operation was a great success. With the recovery of the sub, it became clear that the rogue was attempting to mimic a Chinese submarine, almost certainly with the intention of provoking a war between the U.S. and China. This was a carefully planned operation that, had it succeeded, would have had devastating consequences. During the successful recovery effort, the U.S. forged new relationships with the USSR and China. Could the information gleaned from the sunken sub have been a decisive factor shaping the new policies of d├ętente between the Americans and the Soviets, and opening China to the West? And who in the USSR could have planned such a bold and potentially catastrophic operation?

Red Star Rogue reads like something straight out of a Tom Clancy novel, but it is all true. Today our greatest fear is that terrorists may someday acquire a nuclear weapon and use it against us. In fact, they have already tried.


a reviewer.....
I would like to address an earlier reviewer's comments about "Conspiracy Theories". There is certainly an existing body of facts about the K-129, the Halibut operations and the Glomar Explorer. This new book brings fresh evidence and insight into a case that has been clouded over the years by purposeful disinformation. "Red Star Rogue" attempts to clear some new ground, and argues that the K-129 case was of tremendous significance to the course of world history. I did have the opportunity to hear Mr. Sewell speak at a recent book signing in New London, CT., and he impressed me as very thoughtful, had done his research carefully, and made his points very logically. Further, Mr. Sewell is a qualified submariner and nuclear engineer who spent five years on the Special Operations submarine USS Parche, successor to the Halibut, and the subject of several chapters in "Blind Man's Bluff". He speaks from the viewpoint of someone who participated directly in covert Cold War operations. He mentioned the assistance of Dr. John Craven in pointing him toward source materials during research for the book. I would also quote page 200 of Dr. Craven's 2001 book "The Silent War". Speaking about the K-129, Dr. Craven, who was the architect of the Halibut operations, says, "I believe that the public now has a right and its own need to know the true story before it is lost forever". The implication is clear that there is far more to the episode than has been publicly disclosed. "Red Star Rogue" may provide answers to some of these haunting questions.

my oh my!

only one little mistake, by the crew, i read, mis-fired this missile.

probably all of china, all of russia, all of the usa and much of Europe would have been Gone.

Probably Spirit interveined, jiggled a technician's hand a bit.

No wonder my life was strange during 1968! I must have had it set up, in my life-plan before birth, that I could have died then!
As with 90% of the world when the 12,000 missiles were launched and then Russia came back with their 12,000!

no hippies, no new age, only groveling survivors in the ruins.....

How close we came, if this book is right!!

I wonder if any of you all have had strange events in 1968?!