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To: piasa
last time there was a similar spate of these things was when there was an unusual number of deaths of Strategic Defense Initiative scientists in the eighties.

Interesting. Where might I read about that?

34 posted on 04/27/2004 11:28:56 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: Fedora
I don't know- just came to me when you posted that list. I remember the news stories floating around in the 80s, all regular news sources, no 'fringe' sources. There may have been reports in Aviation Week or Janes' since I was reading that sort of material quite a bit back then. Unfortunately there was no FR, so I never did hunt up online information. The last time someone brought it up it was one of my profs in the late eighties who was nvolved in early SDI research; he took us all over to his house to see the system an aerospace company had provided him for his work and he mentioned it offhand, but I hadn't thought much about it since. Most of the deaths were in Europe, as I recall.
35 posted on 04/27/2004 11:54:03 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Fedora
Doing a search, I see the LaRouche wackoes have already grabbed onto that eighties SDI thing and now it's real distorted, too much weird crap along with everything else. Filtering through it all...

...I did find a reference on a wacko site to an article in the regular press which is familiar and may be what I was hearing about then- evidently these were British engineers and techs in the EW field. The reference is to an AP article called "Demand government explanation of deaths, disappearance" but I cannot find the article and verify if it is what I read or something someone just cooked up to make readers thing there are real references. If a verifiable real article still exists it might be interesting to read- anything printed before the LaRouche folks got a hold of the story should be interesting.

There may be info in Aviation Week archives regarding Marconi Underwater Systems and submarine EW in the eighties in the UK which may be helpful.

36 posted on 04/28/2004 12:20:14 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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