Skip to comments.Japan Developed Atom Bomb; Russians Grabbed Scientists
Posted on 04/05/2011 7:20:55 PM PDT by SteveH
Actual Test Was Success
Japan developed and successfully tested an atomic bomb three days prior to the end of the war.
She destroyed unfinished atomic bombs, secret papers and her atomic bomb plans only hours before the advance units of the Russian Army moved into Konan, Korea, site of the project.
Japanese scientists who developed the bomb are now in Moscow, prisoners of the Russians. They were tortured by their captors seeking atomic "know-how."
The Konan area is under rigid Russian control. They permit no American to visit the area. Once, even after the war, an American B-29 Superfortress en route to Konan was shot down by four Russian Yak fighters from nearby Hammung Airfield.
I learned this information from a Japanese officer, who said he was in charge of counter intelligence at the Konan project before the fall of Japan. He gave names, dates, facts and figures on the Japanese atomic project, which I submitted to United States Army Intelligence in Seoul. The War Department is withholding much of the information. To protect the man that told me this story, and at the request of the Army, he is here given a pseudonym, Capt. Tsetusuo Wakabayashi.
The story may throw light on Stalin's recent statement that America will not long have a monopoly on atomic weapons.
(Excerpt) Read more at reformation.org ...
IIRC, the Germans sent all their research before being overrun.
Don’t believe this nonsense.
I thought Russia was only able to go nuclear with stolen information from our program at Los Alamos - the spy ring is infamous. Also, why then was Japan so stunned by Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and in disbelief of the threat prior, ignoring our warning?
You may want to read this before making a judgement call...
The Japanese had access to the exact same science as everyone else on the planet. They were front-runners in the Atomic bomb race, as well.
It’s all a question of timing. If Hitler had delayed the invasion of Poland by two years....science, technology development, industrial growth....would have tipped to Japan and Germany by the early 1940s.
If the Japanese had beaten us to the atomic bomb, we would have had to surrender. Is there no wonder that Obama and the communist loving left want to disarm us of our nuclear weapons? They want us to surrender to the communist.
We - as a fair, Christian centered, capitalistic democracy - are the only people on the planet who would not have conquered the world with a nuclear monopoly.
Think how much better the world would be, if we had.
I think it would explain why the Japanese were so well dug in at Iwo Jima...
Intrigued by the website’s URL, “reformation.org,” I checked out the main page. The most prominent article was one crowing about how the Franco-Prussian war led to the “glorious liberation” of Rome.
The Franco-Prussian war and the “liberation of Rome” were bad news for the Catholic Church. But also very bad news for Christianity, in general. This was the war which first unleashed the horrors of Socialism on the world. The first communist state (the Commune of Paris) was a far cry from the bloodthirsty monsters who followed, like Hitler and Stalin. But Hitler and Stalin were “fixing” the failed experiment by their horrors. The radicals of Paris and Rome looked to the same answers that Hitler and Stalin did, only not having yet been turned quite as cyncial.
But from them sprung the anarchists, then the Communists, then the National Socialists, then the Maoists. And with them 200 million dead, the largest number Christian.
Interesting. I’d heard of the sabotage of the Norwegian heavy water, and had vague knowledge of the German atomic program. This is the first I’ve heard of a Japanese one though.
I’d also heard, and I don’t think there’s as much emphasis on this as there should be when moralizing follows mention of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that our atomic bombs were being rushed forward to use on the Germans, but they surrendered before the bombs were ready. So... Japan.
... in fact, I dare say, the Protestant Religious Right in America would nod their heads in agreement with “Rerum Novarum’s” economic assertions. Rerun Novarum is the papal encyclical issued as Europe was cratering to the Socialist mobs. (The name means, “Of New Things,” referring to modernism; it’s subtitle was “The Rights and Duties of Capital and Labor.”)
Possibly. But 1940 is when Penicillin was purified in the US. Which renders the soldiers of the US immune to most infections that stop all other armies dead in their tracks. And until Penicillin, illness is THE destroyer of all armies.
So, here we are. :)
Actually, not that close:
The remains of the German effort can be viewed in Haigerloch:
I don’t know that Japan having the bomb before us would be enough for Americans to surrender. You have to keep in mind the differences between America then, and America now, unfortunately. Plus, our own atomic program would have been right behind theirs, even if that were the case - and we had so much more territory unreachable to them than the reverse.
We could have avoided much of the trouble of the Cold War, true, if not for that spy ring at Los Alamos. I don’t think the scientists Russia captured were as well-supplied as the ones we did, even if they approached the same caliber.
The Japanese army was able to create a VERY small amount of nuclear material using thermal diffusion. The Japanese navy attempt never got beyond the drawing board.
Had the Germans built Carriers and long range bombers, and the Japanese had Panzer divisions with tanks (even one or two) and then both would have went after Russia instead of the UK and the US initially (after the fall of France, of course) WWII would have turned out differently.
If there is any credence to these stories (I saw the History Channel documentary about this a while back) then it takes away the “Japan is a victim” mantra.
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