PBS aired an American Experience program on Monday called The Manhattan Project, the code-name given to the wartime, top-secret atomic-weapons program. The project was named after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, based in Manhattan where much of the early research was done. The program didn't however report an incident after the first nuclear test when a newspaper reporter asked Robert Oppenheimer, "How does it feel to be the father of the atomic bomb?" Oppenheimer, widely considered to be just that, instead answered the reporter with another question. "You mean in modern times?" He is also widely noted to have quoted the Mahabharata while watching his first nuclear explosion, "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds..." The Mahabharata, is known to be a prehistoric nuclear war between a royal family of Nagas, the serpent race in ancient India.
Sumeria had its Brilliant Weapon too. A poem describes the conflict between Divine Storm Birds, and Sumerian texts have their version of nuclear wars. Enki and Enlil were brothers and sons of Anu, the "supreme Lord of the Sky". True kingship, claimed Enki, progressed through the female line, and by this right of descent Enki maintained that he was the first born of the royal succession. "I am he who has been born as the first son of the divine Anu." This power play caused a nuclear war. The Sumerians' description of their conflict is so strange that it is regarded as mythology. So too in Greek mythology, the War of the Titans was fought to decide which generation of gods would have domain over the Universe; it ended in victory for the Olympians. A variation on the theme is reflected in the Egyptian Pyramid Wars. All family feuds.
"The Great Serpent," leader of the Egyptian deities. The Sumerian poem identifies him as Azag and Ashar, both well-known epithets for Marduk, thereby establishing the two principal sons of Enlil and Enki - Ninurta and Marduk -as the leaders of the opposing camps in the Second Pyramid War. "Ninurta had built a ship for himself, after his original one had been destroyed in an accident." It was called IM.DU.GUD, usually translated "Divine Storm Bird" with its wingspan of about seventy-five feet. It was in this "crafted ship" that dominated the battles of Second Pyramid War.
Archaic drawings depicted it as a mechanically constructed "bird," with two wing surfaces supported by cross beams; an undercarriage reveals a series of round openings, perhaps air intakes for jet-like engines. This ancient aircraft bears a remarkable resemblance not only to the early biplanes of WW1 but also to the sketch made in 1497 by Leonardo da Vinci, depicting his concept of a man-powered flying machine.
Joseph P. Farrell, author of "Grid of the Gods: The Aftermath of the Cosmic War and the Physics of the Pyramid People", asks us to consider the possibility that an ancient elite laid out an entire global construction grid, and then built it over millennia. Also consider that the "elite" behind this alchemical agenda disguised an advanced science within religious myths and concealed a highly sophisticated physics. Finally, consider that when the first hydrogen bombs were tested, they might have tapped into the unknown sources of energy from that grid ... haunting us now with the controversial Iran Deal.
The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic wars for the throne of England. They were fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet, the houses of Lancaster and York. Feuds in the United States deals with the phenomena of historic blood feuding in America. These feuds have been numerous and some became quite vicious. Often, a conflict that may have started out as a rivalry between two individuals or families became further escalated into a clan-wide feud or a range war, and then we have the American Civil War. Throughout American history, political family dynasties have been split by conflicting political loyalties. There are, of course, Shakespearian echoes in American dynastic politics, ranging from the Macbeth-like tensions between Bill and Hillary Clinton to George W. Bush's effort to turn himself from young Prince Hal into Henry V. Whether it's drama over money, political legacies or just plain-old personal beliefs, political family feuds are omnipresent today.
August 1st is the 101st anniversary of "the war to end all wars" as it was called. Ironically WWI is thought to be the first horrific war. Although as we've already seen Oppenheimer said it wasn't. The First World War was yet another family feud for King George V of Great Britain and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and the German Kaiser were first cousins, all with massive egos. Kaiser Wilhelm II, at the outbreak of war in 1914, exclaimed that 'Nicky', the Russian Emperor, had 'played him false'. Have we considered that this triviality caused millions to be slaughtered? World War One proved once and for all that the reigning houses of Europe were continuing in the grand tradition of the ancient gods. War was in their DNA. The European royal families and their generals caused the horrors of the First World War where thousands of men on all sides were killed for a few feet of territory. This August 1st let us consider how any war can be for a good cause. If families want to feud let's not kill millions of people on their behalf whatever their cause. Let them annihilate themselves.