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B-17 Miracle

The B-17 Miracle and PVT Sam Sarpolus

A mid-air collision on February 1, 1943 between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area became the subject of one of the most famous photographs of World War II. An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb Group formation went out of control, probably with a wounded or dead pilot.   An Me109 crashed into the lead aircraft of the flight, ripped a wing off the Fortress, and caused it to crash. The enemy fighter then continued its crashing descent into the rear of the fuselage of a Fortress named All American, piloted by Lt. Kendrick R. Bragg, of the 414th Bomb Squadron. When it struck, the fighter broke apart, but left some pieces in the B-17. The left horizontal stabilizer of the Fortress and left elevator were completely torn away. The vertical fin and the rudder had been damaged, the fuselage had been cut almost completely through – connected only at two small parts of the frame – most of the control cables were severed, and the radios, electrical and oxygen systems were damaged.   The two right hand engines were out and one on the left had a serious oil pump leak.  There was also a hole in the top that was over 16 feet long and 4 feet wide at it’s widest and the split in the fuselage went all the way to the top gunner’s turret.  Although the tail actually bounced and swayed in the wind and twisted when the plane turned, one single elevator cable still worked, and the aircraft still flew-miraculously!  The turn back toward England had to be very slow to keep the tail from twisting off.  They actually covered almost 70 miles to make the turn home.

The tail gunner was trapped because there was no floor connecting the tail to the rest of the plane.  The waist and tail gunners used straps and their parachute harnesses in an attempt to keep the tail from ripping off and the two sides of the fuselage from splitting apart more.  British fighters intercepted the All American over the Channel and took one of the pictures that later became famous – you can easily find it on the internet.  The figher pilots also radioed to the base describing the empennage (tail section) was “waving like fish tail” and that the plane would not make it and to send out boats to rescue the crew when they bailed out.

Two and a half hours after being hit, the aircraft made an emergency landing and when the ambulance pulled alongside, it was waved off for not a single member of the crew had been injured. No one could believe that the aircraft could still fly in such a condition. The Fortress sat placidly until the crew all safely existed through the door in the fuselage, at which time the entire rear section of the aircraft collapsed onto the ground and the landing gear folded. The rugged old bird had done its job.

This event topped off an impressive streak of good luck that the crew of the All American experienced.  In all of the 414th Bomb Squadron for the entire war, they were the only crew that survived without a single major injury for their entire 25 mission assignment.  This incident was on their 25th mission and as a result, the entire crew were given orders to other non-combat assignments following their return from this flight.

See  http://www.reddog1944.com/414th_Squadron_Planes_and_Crews.htm

http://garfieldsteamhouse.org/History/WWII/WWII-B17-Survival-Story.php

B-17 “All American” (414th Squadron, 97BG)


 
That is the story that has been told and repeated for the past 70 years but there is something that has only recently come to light.  Lt. Bragg was busy flying the plane but he was in constant contact with the two waist gunners SGT. Henry Jebbson and PVT Michael “Mike” Zuk, as they kept Bragg informed of the condition of the tail and made their attempts to strap it to the rest of the plane.  Henry and Mike also tried several times to reach the tail gunner – PVT Sam Sarpolus – but there just was too much body damage to the aircraft.  All of the crew have since died except Mike and Sam and this new aspect of the story comes from Mike.  Sam was the youngest member of the crew at only 19 years old – with red hair and freckles.  Mike was the next youngest

I met Mike at a Silver Eagles meeting in Pensacola in 2004.  He was 81 and very frail and talked slow because of a stroke but there was nothing wrong with his mind.  Few of the other party goers were willing to take the time to talk to Mike but I did.  I took him into another room where we talked for more than 4 hours.  He told me about the flight and his life after that.  He became an enlisted pilot (a Silver Eagle) during the war and ferried aircraft over to England from the US.  When I asked him if any of his crew was still alive, he said, “Only Sam, and of course he will be for a long time”.  I wondered what he meant and asked.  He smiled and said there was much more to the story than anyone has ever said.  It wasn’t Henry and himself that held the plane to together.  It wasn’t Lt. Bragg’s careful flying…..it was Sam.

Mike went on, “the whole time we were flying that day after the collision, Sam sat backwards in the tail gunners seat with his hands out like he was stopping traffic and his eyes closed.  He never moved from that position….except once.  One of the fighters flew too close to us and his prop wash shook the All American hard.  We heard metal cracking and one of the two beams of the frame that was holding it together snapped.  At that moment, Sam opened his eyes and looked straight at the broken beam and pointed to it with one hand while still holding the other out “stopping traffic”.  Henry and I turned to look at what Sam was pointing to just in time to see a blinding light come from the break.  When our eyes cleared, we could see that the beam had been fused back together again.  We both snapped back to looking at Sam and he had gone back to holding his hands up with his eyes closed but he had a smile on his face.

He sat like that until after we landed.  They had to cut open the front of this gunner’s position and pull him out thru the window.  All the time with him holding his hands out.  Everyone thought he was scared or frozen stiff.  When he was put down on the ground, he still had his eyes closed.  I finally told him that everyone was out of the plane and he opened one eye and looked at me and said, “Really?”.  I assured him everyone was safe and then he put his arms down.  When he did, the old B-17 broke right in half – the tail fell off, the #3 engine burst into flames and the landing gear collapsed.  Sam looked at Mike and me and smiled and said, “Don’t tell anybody – I’ll explain later”.

It was three weeks later before we met with Sam in a quiet pub and had a long talk with him.  Sam said he didn’t know how he does it but he can move stuff and make things happen just by thinking about it.  He said he’s been busy during most of the flights keeping bullets from hitting any of the crew members.  We were the only crew that ever flew 25 missions without having a single crewman shot up.  We just stared at him and then both Henry and I said “bullshit” at the same time.  Sam said, “No, really, let me show you”.  He pulled out his K-bar sheath knife and handed it to Henry and told him to stab his hand.  Henry said, “No” so Sam said, “OK, then just stab this table napkin”.  Henry raised up the knife and plunged it down onto the table.  The table made a loud thud but the knife stopped about one inch above the napkin.  Henry pushed with both hands and then leaned his entire body onto the knife but it would not go that last inch into the table.  Sam said that it was harder to do bullets but he had a lot of practice.

We spent hours talking and testing Sam over the next few days before he went back to the US and we were reassigned to a USO tour to talk up our flight in the All American.  It seems that Sam has a rather well developed ability of telekinesis that allows him to control objects with his mind.  Not just move them but manipulate them even at an atomic scale.  That was how he welded the aluminum beams in the B-17 and created a sort of force field around each crewman when we were attacked.  We wanted to tell other people and told Sam that he would be famous if he would let us but he made us promise to keep it a secret.  Mike said I was the first person that he has ever told.  After telling me, Mike sat there very quietly as if he was regretted telling me.  I waited awhile and we sipped our drinks.  Mike finally spoke, “I wonder if Sam remembers me?”.  I asked if he had seen Sam since the war.  Mike said, “The next time we talked was about 1973 or so.  We met at a Silver Eagle Reunion in San Diego.  I didn’t know Sam had gotten his enlisted pilot’s license also.  That was the only reunion that Sam ever attended.  When I saw him, I recognized him immediately and then realized that the reason I recognized him so quickly was because he looked pretty much like he did 30 year earlier.  He had grown a mustache and dyed his hair but he did not look like he had aged much at all.  He and I went off into a corner of the bar and talked for hours.  It seems he liked helping people and he got a job as a paramedic on a rescue truck.  He was very well qualified and confided in me that he often used his powers to help him in an emergency.  Because he seemed to not age very fast he could only stay for a few years at each job but his skills were in high demand and he could get a job anywhere he went.  He also had had jobs as a policeman and a highway patrol officer”.  Mike would stop and stare at the floor every so often as he would get lost in memories and thoughts.

One of these moments that Mike stopped to stare turned into several minutes.  I said his name several times but he did not respond.  Finally, I touched his arm and asked if he was OK.  Mike got a grimace on his face and then grabbed his chest and rolled out of his chair onto the floor.  I recognized the signs of a heart attack and I called for help.  In an instant, a large crowd of people had gathered around him and calls for a doctor and 911 were shouted.  Someone put a large coat over Mike to keep him warm and another put a rolled up coat under his head for a pillow.

As I was sitting in my chair, holding his hand, someone with a hat on, bent down from the crowd and leaned over Mike.  He put one hand on Mike’s forehead and the other under the coat on his chest.  I thought it might be a doctor trying to check his vital signs but the person just frozen in that position.  I watched intently and then noticed a slight glow of light coming from under the coat.  No one else seemed to notice but I’m sure I did not imagine it.  After about 15 seconds, Mike opened his eyes and looked up.  He smiled and said, “Hi Sam”.  The man in the hat then got up and melted back into the crowd.  I asked Mike if he was OK and he said he felt fine that the he wanted to get up off the floor.

As I helped him up, I saw the man with the hat go out the door of the room we were in.  I sat Mike down and rushed out the door but there was no one anywhere in sight.  I rushed back to Mike who was shooing everyone away and sipping his drink.  I sat down with him and said, “Was that Sam?”.  Mike said, “Oh yea, he seems to come whenever I need him – that’s the third time he has done that”.  “Done what?” I asked.  Mike winked at me and said, “You know, you saw it”.  Then he said, ”I’m getting tired and I need to go. It has been good talking with you”.  I asked if we could talk again but Mike told me he was traveling back home early the next morning.  I asked if he knew where I could find Sam.  Mike turned to me and smiled and said, “I have no idea where he lives but every time I have needed him, he shows up”.

I spent two years searching for Sam with no luck.  I carried a picture of him from his days of flying the B-17 but had it cropped and colored so that it did not look like an old picture.  I showed it to anyone I thought might have seen him.  He did not have a social security number and there were no public records of his name anywhere in the US.  During my travels, I passed through Las Vegas and just out of habit, I showed Sam’s picture around.  The second night I was there, the desk clerk at my hotel said he recognized Sam.  He came about twice a year for only two or three days and played the roulette and Keno for a few hours in each of several hotels and then he would leave town.  He seemed to have remarkably good luck and the desk clerk said that he was always generous with the tips and always seemed to be smiling.  I smiled and agreed.

I figured I had been looking for Sam the wrong way.  Instead of trying to find someone that had seen him by showing his picture, I took another tack.  I started by looking in newspapers and online for unusual happenings that seemed to be unexplained or that were very much out of the ordinary.  I started with the first few days after he was last seen in Las Vegas and looked in a 500 mile circle around Vegas.  I was surprised at how many such events were reported on the internet and in YouTube videos but by reading each one, I narrowed it down.

One was for a small town in central Utah called Eureka – just south of Salt Lake City.  They had reported that someone had tipped a waitress at the local truck stop with $500.  It turned out that she needed about that much to be able to pay for a home medical device that her son needed for his severe asthma.  I drove to this small town and found the waitress.  Her name was Sally.  She was reluctant to talk about it because of all the news attention she had gotten but when I showed her Sam’s picture, she clearly recognized his face but she hesitated for a minute and then said that was not him.  I assured her that I was not a reporter and that I did not want to harm him.  I showed her my previous stories about the B17 and his days in the Silver Eagles.  She sat down with me in a quiet corner of the diner and we talked.  She said he was quick to pick up on her sadness about her son and he listened intently as she described the problem.  She had saved for an aspirator for her son Jimmy but times were tough and not many people were leaving tips and business at the truck stop was slow outside of tourist season.  When Sam left, he smiled and held my hand and said “thank you and say hello to Jimmy for me”.  Sally stopped for a moment and then said, “to this day, I don’t know what he was thanking me for – I only gave him coffee and he didn’t even finish that.”

I used the date Sam was here in Eureka and began the search again.  I found another story in Ketchem, Idaho where someone paid to have a house rebuilt for a single mother with four kids.  The husband had been killed in Iraq in 2009 and she had struggled to make ends meet but when a fire burned down their house, she was faced with having to send her kids to foster homes.  Someone paid a local contractor to build an entire house on their old lot and then put $10,000 into a bank account in her name.  She never saw the donor but at Perry’s restaurant on First Ave., a waitress that received a $100 tip confirmed that it saw Sam.

I repeated this searching pattern and tracked down more than a dozen places where Sam had stopped by some remote town or obscure business and helped out someone.  Most often he paid for something or gave money to someone.  About half the time, no one knew it was him but what he did seemed to follow a pattern.  He would show up just as some situation was about as serious as it can get and he seemed to know exactly what was needed and exactly who needed it.  He never seemed to stay overnight in the towns where he helped someone and he didn’t seem to do much investigating or asking around.  He often spent less than 10 minutes at the place where he did his good deed and then he was gone completely out of town.  I didn’t meet one person that knew his name.

I followed his trail up through Idaho and western Montana, then east through North Dakota and then south all the way to southern Texas.  He did his good deeds about every 300 to 400 miles about every other day.   Sam stopped along the way at casinos that were on Indian reservations and he also bought lottery tickets the day before the drawings.  He often won.  He always paid the IRS taxes immediately but I found out that he was using different social security numbers so that no one really knew who he was.

In Kansas, I found a State trooper that told me about a 25 car pileup that happened in a major storm on I-235 just outside of McPherson.  Lots of people were hurt but when the paramedics came, they found that no one had any broken bones or life-threatening injuries.  16 of the accident victims said that someone had come to their car shortly after the crash and “fixed” them.  They described a young looking man with red hair and freckles that calmed them down and then rubbed their legs or arms where it hurt and it stopped hurting.  The medics said that the blood found in some of the cars indicated that there had been some very serious injuries but when the examined the people inside, they found no cuts or bleeding from any of them.  No one saw Sam come or leave and most of them just called him an angel.

I don’t know who or what Sam is and maybe he doesn’t either.  He roams around doing good deeds, saving lives and bringing a little peace and happiness to everyone he meets.  He obviously wanted to remain unknown and I finally decided that I needed to honor that so I went home.

 

 

2011 – The Year the Government Got Healthy

The discoveries and creations accomplished in 2011 will have far reaching affects for decades to come. These advances in biology, nano-technology, computer science, materials science and programming are truly 21st Century science. The latest issue of Discovery magazine details the top stories as they have been released to the public, but, as you have learned from this blog, there is much that is not released to the public. Every research study or major development lab in the US that is performing anything that is of interest to any part of the government is watched and monitored very closely. Obviously, every government funded research project has government “oversight” that keeps tabs on their work but this monitoring applies to every other civilian R&D lab and facility as well. I have described the effects of this monitoring in several of my reports but I have not specifically spelled it out. Now I will.

The government has a network of labs and highly technically trained spies that monitor all these civilian R&D projects as they are developed. These guys are a non-publicized branch of the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) that provides the cover for this operation behind the guise of supporting technology transfer from the government to the civilian market – when, in fact, it’s real goal is just the opposite.

The Labs in FLC are a mix of classified portions of existing federal labs – such as NRL, Ft. Detrick, Sandia, Argonne, Brookhaven, Oak Ridge, PNNL, Los Alamos, SEDI and about a dozen others – and a lot of government run and controlled civilian labs such as Lawrence Livermore, NIH and dozens of classified college and university and corporate labs that give the appearance of being civilian but are actually almost all government manned and controlled.

The spy network within the FLC is perhaps the least known aspect. Not even Congress knows much about it. It is based in Washington but has offices and data centers all over. The base operations comes under an organization within the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) called the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI). The public operations of HSSAI is run by Analytic Services, Inc. but the technology spy activities are run by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA) Division of DHS.

Within the OIA, the FLC technology spies come under the Cyber, Infrastructure and Science Director (CIS) and are referred to as the National Technology Guard (NTG) and it is run like a quasi-military operation. In fact, most of these NTG spies were trained by the Department of Defnse (DoD) and many are simply on loan from various DoD agencies.

This is a strange and convoluted chain of command but it works fairly efficiently mostly because the lines of information flow , funding and management are very narrowly defined by the extremely classified nature of the work. What all these hidden organizations and fake fronts and secret labs do is to allow the funding for these operations to be melted into numerous other budget line items and disguised behind very official and humanitarian and publicly beneficial programs. This is necessary because some of the lab work that they get involved in can become quite expensive – measured in the billions of dollars.

The way this network actually works is actually fairly simple. Through the FLC and other funding and information public resources, leading edge projects are identified within HSSAI. They then make the decision to “oversight”, “grab” or “mimic” the details of the R&D project. If they implement “oversight”, that means that OIA and CIS keep records of what and how the R&D projects are progressing. If they “grab” it, that means that the NTG is called upon to obtain copies of everything created, designed and/or discovered during the project. This is most often done using cyber technology by hacking the project’s computers of everyone involved. It is the mimic that gets the most attention in the OIA.

If a project is tagged as a mimic or “M” project, the HSSAI mates a government lab within the FLC to be the mimic of the R&D project being watched. The NTG usually embeds spies directly in the civilian R&D project as workers and the OIA/CIS dedicates a team of hackers to grab everything and pass it directly to the mated FLC lab. The NTG spies will also grab samples, photos, duplicates and models of everything that is being accomplished.

What is kind of amazing is that this is all done in real time – that is, there is almost no delay between what is being done in the civilian R&D lab and what is being done to copy that work in the government lab. In fact, the payoff comes when the government lab can see where a project is going and can leap ahead of the civilian R&D lab in the next phase of the project. This is often possible because of the restraints in funding, regulations, laws and policy that the civilian labs must follow but the government labs can ignore. This is especially true in biological sciences in which the civilian lab must follow mandated protocols that can sometimes delay major breakthroughs by years. For instance, the civilian lab has to perform mice experiments and then monkey experiments and then petition for human testing. That process can take years. If a treatment looks promising, the government lab can skip to human testing immediately – and has done so many times.

Let me give you an example that is in recent news. The newest advances in science are being made in the convergence areas between two sciences. Mixing bioscience with any other science is called bioconvergence and it is the most active area of new technologies. This example is the bioconvergence of genetics and computers. The original project was begun by a collaboration between a European technology lab based in Germany and an American lab based in Boston. The gist of the research is that they created a computer program that uses a series of well known cell-level diagnostic tests to determine if a cell is a normal cell or a cancer cell. The tests combine a type of genetic material called microRNA with a chemical marker that can react to six specific microRNAs. The markers can then be read by a computer sensor that can precisely identify the type of cell it is. This is accomplished by looking at the 1,000+ different microRNA sequences in the cell. The computer knows what combination of too much or too little of the six microRNAs that identifies each distinct type of cell.

Once that is accomplished, they can define, identify and isolate the specific individual cancer cells. If it is a cancer cell, then the same program creates a gene that is custom designed to turn off the reproductive ability of that specific identified cancer cell. This synthetic gene for a protein called hBxi, promotes cell death by stopping its ability to split, divide and/or reproduce. There are several chemical safeguards built into the process that prevent healthy cells from being targeted. The whole project is being called the “Geniom RT Analyzer for microRNA quantification analysis for biomarkers of disease and treatment” but the lab guys just call it “biologic” for short.

Nearly all of the separate aspects of this project are well known but in the past, it has taken months or years to cross-index the various aspects of the 1000 or more microRNA sequences and then months or years more to devise a response. Using this biologic computer program mated to a biochemical logic “circuit”, the process takes a few hours. The biocomputer analyzes millions of combinations and then defines exactly how to tag and destroy the bad cells.

In keeping with standard protocols, human testing will begin around 2015 and it could take until 2025 before this is a commercially available medical treatment for treating cancer. FLC identified the value of this treatment very early on and created a mimic lab at Ft. Detrick, Maryland at the National Interagency Confederation of Biological Research (NICBR). The NICBR has a long history of managing non-weapons-related biological research. They provide an easy funding path and a nice cover for some of the most advanced and most classified medical research performed by the US.

The NICBR mimic lab was keeping pace with the progress being made by the biologic project until they could project ahead and see the benefits in other areas. NICBR, of course, had the computer analysis program as soon as it was completed and had duplicated the biochip and geniom analyzer hardware just as fast. Once it had proved that the process worked, they began to make much greater progress than the biologic labs because they had more money, less limitations and access to immediate human test subjects. As successes began to pile up, they added more staff to help make modifications to the biologic system by creating new biochips, modifying the geniom analyzer and analysis software. Within a few months in mid-2011, they had geared up to a staff of over 100 using four different labs at Ft. Detrick churning out new capabilities one a weekly and then on a daily basis.

By the time the biologic lab was making their preliminary reports public in SCIENCE magazine, in September 2011, the NICBR lab was just finishing its first human tests which were entirely successful. By the middle of October 2011, they had all but eliminated false positives and began optimizing the circuits to identify new cell types. Using a flood of new and redefined biochips and modifications to the software, they had expanded the microRNA analysis to other complex cell states and by the middle of November, had successful tests on 16 different types of cancer and were adding others at a rate of 3 to 5 per week but parallel efforts were also working on other applications of the same biologic process.

Since the core analysis is actually a computer program and the microRNA sequences defined by the multiplex primer extension assay (MPEA) for a vast number of different types of cells are well known, this process can be expanded to cover other applications just by altering the computer program, biochip and MPEA and the synthetic protein gene that is applied. They also quickly discovered that the computer processing power was there to perform many of these tests simultaneously by using multiple biochips and MPEAs and CCD cameras for reading the biochips. This allowed doing analysis on dozens of cancers and other cell types and then allowing the computer to define and concoct the appropriate response.

The NICBR report at the end of November described their latest extension of the applications of this technology to regenerative medicine to allow the almost immediate repair of bad hearts, destroyed lung tissues and other failed organs. Essentially any cell in the body that can be uniquely defined by its microRNA can be targeted for elimination, replacement or enhancement. The NICBR lab is expanding and adding new applications almost daily and the limits to what is possible won’t be reached for years.

At the end of November, the first report from NICBR had made its way up through OIA/CIS and HSSAI to a very select group of DoD intelligence officers – some military and some civil service and some civilians (by invitation only). This is a group that does not show up on any organization chart or budget line item. They are so deep cover that even their classified security compartment name is classified. Unofficially, they call themselves the Red Team and reports they create are called Red Dot Reports or RDRs. (They use a red dot to identify projects that they believe have immediate applications and high priority) They advise the JCS and the president on where and how to direct black-ops R&D funds and how to develop and use the developed technology. They are not the final word but they do act as a buffer between what is really going on in the labs and those that might benefit or take advantage of the technology.

This group imagined the application of the biologic technology in the role of prolonging the life of key individuals in the military and government. Anyone with a life threatening disease like cancer can now be cured. Anyone with a failing or damaged organ can use this technology to put synthetic genes or designer stem cells directly into the near immediate repair or replacement of the damaged cells. Almost immediately, each of the members began to name off members of the senior most military officers and the senior most political leaders that might benefit from this biologic technology.

Now comes the part you will never hear made public. The Red Team are highly trained and very capable of keeping secrets but they are also human and they know that technology like this can mean life or death to some people and for that, those people might do anything. It is still not known who did it first but someone in the Red Team contacted a senior US Senator that he knew had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer. (In fact there are 11 members of Congress and two Cabinet members that currently have cancer of one form or another. This is not something that they want made public if they want to be re-elected so it is very confidential.) Traditional treatment involves surgery, radiation and chemo-therapy and then you just reduce your chances of a recurrence. With the biologic technology, you skip past all that unpleasant treatment and go immediately to being cured without any chance of recurrence. For that, anyone would be most grateful and it is obvious that whomever it was on the Red Team that leaked this news, did so to gain favor with someone that could benefit him a great deal.

Once it was known that the news had leaked out, almost every one of the Red Team members made contact with someone that they thought would benefit from the biologic technology. By the second week in December, dozens of people were clamoring for the treatment and promising almost anything to get it. The word of this technology and its benefits are still spreading to the leaders and business tycoons around the world and the Red Team is trying desperately to manage the flood of bribes and requests for treatment.

As you read this, the NICBR is treating the sixth Congressman for various cancers and there is a line of more than 30 behind these 6. The lab has enlisted the aid of two other departments to setup and begin treatments within Ft. Detrick and plans are in the works to create treatment centers in five other locations – all of them on very secure military installations – plus one will be setup on Guam at the Air Force base there to treat foreign nationals. By the end of January, these facilities will be operational and it is expected that there will be a list of over 500 people waiting for treatments for cancer or damaged or failed organs. I have heard that the price charged to corporate tycoons is $2 million but the treatment is being traded with other political leaders in other countries for various import/export concessions or for political agreements.

This will all be kept very, very secret from the public because there are millions of people that would want treatments and that would create incredible chaos. The biologic equipment is only about $950,000 for a complete system, not counting the payments for patents to the original researchers. But this is not the holdup from going public with this. If it got out that the government had this technology, they would have to admit to having stolen it from the Boston group and that would imply that they are doing and have done this before – which is completely true. They do not want to do that so they are going to let the original researchers work their way through the system of monkey testing for 3 years and then human trials for 3 or 4 years and then through the FDA approval process which will take another 2 to 3 years and they will get to market about when they estimated – about 2025.

In the meantime, if you hear about some rich and famous guy or some senior Congressman making a miraculous recovery from a serious illness or a failing body part, you can bet it was because they were treated by a biologic device that is unavailable to the general public for the next 15 years or so.

<<Addendum>>

<< You are probably wondering how I know all this detail about some of the best kept secrets in the US government. As I have mentioned in numerous other reports, I worked in government R&D for years and almost all of it was deep cover classified. My last few years of work were in the field of computer modeling and programming of something called sensor fusion. The essence of this type of computer programming is the analysis of massive amounts of inputs or calculations leading to some kind of quantified decision support. This is actually a pretty complex area of math that most scientists have a hard time translating to their real-world metrics and results.

When the CIS staff at HSSAI first got tagged to support the mimic of the biologic lab work, they needed some help in the programming of the biologic analysis using the photo CCD input data and the massive permutations and combinations of microRNA characteristics. I was asked to provide some consulting on how to do that. The task was actually pretty simple because those guys at the Boston biologic lab were pretty smart and they had already worked out the proper algorithms needed. I just reversed engineered their logic back to the math and then advanced it forward to the modified algorithms needed for other cell detections.

In the process of helping them I was also asked to advise and explain the processing to other parts of the government offices involved – the OIA, the NICBR, FLC, HSSAI and even to the Red Team. I was privy to the whole story. I am writing it here for you to read because I think it is a great disservice to the general public to not let them have access to the very latest medical technology – especially when it can save lives. If I get in legal trouble for this, then it will really go public so I am sure that the government is hoping that I am going to reach a very few people with my little blog and that I will not create any real problems. That is their hope and they are probably right. >>

Whack-a-Mole comes to the Battlefield

Whack-a-Mole comes to real world combat

  An old idea has been updated and brought back in the latest military weapon system.  Back in Vietnam, the firebases and forward positions were under constant sneak attack from the Vietcong under the cloak of night.  The first response to this was what they called Panic Minute.  This was a random minute chosen several times per day and night in which every soldier would shoot their weapon for one full minute.  They would shoot into the jungle without having any particular target.  We know it worked sometimes because patrols would find bodies just beyond the edge of the clearing.  But it also did not work a number of times and fire bases were being overrun on a regular basis. 

  The next response was Agent Orange.  Originally called a “defoliant” and designed to just make the trees and bushes drop all their leaves.  Of course, the effect was to kill all plant life and often making the soil infertile for years after.  They stopped it when they began to notice that it also was not particularly good for humans.  It acted as a neurotoxin causing all kinds of problems in soldiers that were sprayed or that walked thru it.

  The third and most successful response to these sneak attacks was a top secret program called Sentry.   Remember when this was – in the mid to late 60’s and early 70’s.  Electronics was not like it is now.  The Walkman, which was simply a battery operated transistor radio, was not introduced until 1978.  We were still using 8-track cartridge tapes and reel-to-reel recorders.  All TV’s used tubes and the concept of integrated circuits was in its infancy.  Really small spy cameras were about the size of a pack of cigarettes and really small spy type voice transmitters were about half that size.  Of course, like now, the government and the military had access to advances that had not yet been introduced to the public.

  One such advance was the creation of the sensors used in the Sentry program.  They started with a highly sensitive vibration detector.  We would call them geophones now but back then they were just vibration detectors.  Then they attached a high frequency (VHF) transmitter that would send a clicking sound in response to the detectors being activated by vibrations.  

The first version of this was called the PSR-1 Seismic Intrusion detector – and is fully described on several internet sites.  This was a backpack size device connected to geophones the size of “D” cell batteries.  It worked and proved the concept but it was too bulky and required the sensors to be connected by wires to the receiver.  The next version was much better.

  

What was remarkable about the next attempt was that they were able to embed the sensor, transmitter and batteries inside a package of hard plastic and coated on the outside with a flat tan or brown irregular surface. All this was about the size of one penlight battery.  This gave them the outward appearance of being just another rock or dirt clog and it was surprisingly effective.  These “rocks” were molded into a number of unique shapes depending on the transmitting frequency. 

  

The batteries were also encased in the plastic and it was totally sealed.  It was “on” from the moment of manufacture until the batteries died about 2 months later.  A box of them would contain 24 using 24 different frequencies and 24 different click patterns and were shipped in crates of 48 boxes.  The receiver was a simple radio with what looked like a compass needle on it.  It was an adaptation of the RFDF (radio frequency direction finder) used on aircraft.  It would point the needle toward an active transmitter and would feed the clicking to its speaker.

  

In the field, a firebase would scatter these rocks in the jungle around the firebase, keeping a record of the direction that each different frequency rock was thrown from the base.  All of the No. 1 rocks from 6 to 10 boxes were thrown in one direction.  All of the No. 2 rocks were thrown in the next direction, and so on.  The vibration detectors picked up the slightest movement within a range of 10 to 15 meters (30-50 feet).  The firebase guards would setup the receiver near the middle of the sensor deployment and would monitor it 24 hours a day.  When it began clicking and pointing in the direction of the transmitting sensors, the guard would call for a Panic Minute directed in that direction.  It was amazingly effective.

  

In todays’ Army, they call this Geophysical MASINT (measurement and signature intelligence) and the devices have not actually changed much.  The “rocks” still look like rocks but now they have sensors in them other than just seismic.  Now they can detect specific sounds, chemicals and light and can transmit more than just clicks to computers.  The received quantitative data is fed into powerful laptop computers and can be displayed as fully analyzed in-context information with projections of what is happening.  It can even recommend what kind of response to take.

  

These sensors “rocks” are dispersed at night by UAV’s or dropped by recon troops and are indistinguishable from local rocks.  Using multiple sensors and reception from several different rocks, it is possible to locate the source of the sensor readings to within a few feet.  This is much the same as the way the phone companies can track your locations using triangulation from multiple cell towers.  Using only these rocks, accuracy can be reduced to within ten feet or less but when all this data is integrated into the Combat Environmental Data (SID) network, targets can be identified, confirmed, located and placed within 2 or 3 feet.

  

What the Army has done with all this data is create a near automated version of Whack-a-Mole by integrating the use of artillery and the Digital Rifle System (DSR) into the SID and rock sensor network.  The result is the ability to setup a kill zone (KZ) that can be as big as 30 miles in diameter.  This KZ is sprinkled with the sensor rocks and the AIR systems of the DRS and linked by the SID network into strategically placed DRS rifles and digitally controlled artillery.  When these various systems and sensors are all in place, the Army calls it a WAK zone (pronounced “Whack”) –  hence the nickname Whack-a-Mole.

  

The WAK zone computers are programmed with recognition software of specifically targeted people, sounds, chemicals and images that constitute a confirmed kill target.  When the WAK zone computers make that identity, it automatically programs the nearest DRS rifle or the appropriate artillery piece to fire on the target.  For now, the actual fire command is still left to a person but it is fully capable of a full automatic mode.  In several tests in Afghanistan, it has not made any identification errors and the computerized recommendation to shoot has always been confirmed by a manual entry from a live person.

  

Studies and contractors are already working on integrating UAV’s into the sensor grids so that KZ’s of hundreds of miles in diameter can be defined.  The UAV’s would provide not only arieal sensors of visual, IR and RF detection but also they will carry the kill weapon.

  Whack-a-Mole comes to the battlefield!