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The Dubious July 16, 1945, ‘A-Bomb’ Trinity Test

Los Alamos director J. Robert Oppenheimer is seen in silhouette as he oversees final assembly of the Gadget at the Trinity test site in July of 1945. PHOTO: via The Atlantic

This post is a follow up to yesterday’s article on the U.S. firebombing of Hiroshima, and focuses on the Trinity atomic bomb test. As a point of reference, the Trinity explosion was said to have occurred on July 16, 1945. The Hiroshima bombing was on Aug. 6, 1945, three weeks later. Nagasaki was three days later, on Aug. 9, 1945.

I am condensing the low-hanging fruit from Miles Mathias’ work on the Trinity test. Another source for these articles is the “Big Lies” section on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Mathias asks fundamental questions. First, the Manhattan Project test left serious doubts about its true outcome. Successful first tests in advanced technology are a rarity. So it’s quite curious that the bomb tested at Trinity was a plutonium device. The bombed dubbed “Fat Man” that was allegedly used at Nagasaki was plutonium. However, the first “A-bomb” used at Hiroshima was a uranium bomb that was never tested. Why would you choose to use a bomb you haven’t tested instead of the one you have, especially if the outcome of its test was truly a success? It makes no sense.

Mathias describes the photographic images and footage from Trinity as trickery.

I want to pause for a moment on the topic of goggles, which some onlookers were said to have worn to shield their eyes from the atomic flash. If these atomic bomb tests had been real, they would have emitted a dose of gamma rays that would have been a terror on the eyes. Distance makes less of a difference with gamma rays than with other particles, since gamma rays are photons that travel the speed of light. That means they would have traveled the distance to these stupid photographers in about 0.00001 seconds. In that time, they would lose no energy, so standing back a few miles doesn’t help. Gamma rays have such a high energy that most goggles wouldn’t help. Closing your eyes wouldn’t help, since the rays would go right through your eyelids like they weren’t there. The photographers should be looking through double- and triple-shielded binoculars. Instead, we are supposed to believe they are just standing there with their eyes open.

Sunrise in central New Mexico on July 16, 1945, would have been at about 6:07 a.m. (MT). The detonation was alleged to have gone off at 5:29 a.m. (MT). That’s is still 38 minutes before local sunrise. Mathias observes:

So how did they get all the daylight images? The length of the shadows actually proves this is not at sunrise, much less before sunrise. The seated soldier in the middle of the photo above [at right] is about ½ inch tall on my screen. His shadow is 1.5”, giving us an increase of 3 times. Which means the sun is about 18 degrees above the horizon. That indicates a time of about 8 a.m. We can call this Operation My Watch Has Stopped.

The next observation is typical of what The New Nationalist (TNN) has noted about these endless deceptions even up to this day. We are told the photography group employed some 50 different cameras, taking motion and still photographs. Special Fastax cameras taking 10,000 frames per second would record the minute details of the explosion. If so, then why are all the images from Trinity the sort of garbage we have seen all too often — grainy, blurry, shot
from a distance and in 7/8 shadow? Why is Aeby’s pathetic photo still trotted out? Why are the films of this quality?

The only color photo of the event, said to have been taken by environmental physicist Jack Aeby, was supposed to have been taken at f-stop 4. Since this was at 5:30 in morning, why didn’t he open the lens up to f-2.8? Did he want to be sure the shot was garbage? It looks like the film was ISO 1600, instead of 100. Why else would it be so grainy? His shutter speed was 100. What, he had never heard of a tripod? And why did the U.S. government have to get its only color photo from an amateur? They couldn’t afford to hire any professionals who knew how to use color film and tripods? C’mon, this story is such obvious bullshit. Operation Get Outta My Face.

The photo at left shows Major Gen. Leslie Groves and Robert Oppenheimer at Trinity ground zero shot tower remains a few weeks later. The white overshoes were to prevent trinitite fallout (atomsite or Alamogordo glass) from sticking to the soles of their shoes. I will give you a few moments to stop laughing. They are standing at ground zero a few weeks after the test, with no protective clothing except white canvas bags over their shoes. A 20-kiloton bomb is supposed to have exploded just 100 feet above that point they are standing, and yet all we see is a little pile of sand that’s not even scorched. Look at the ground. It is just cracked dirt. It should have been heated to extremely high temperatures and turned to magma or aerosol. It just looks like cracked clay, as in any normal desert!!! Where is the hole or scorching? 

TNN note: Robert Oppenheimer, the head of the Manhattan Project, is yet another in a long, long list of (((coincidences))). As rabbit holes go, he’s probably worth a separate post. Oppenheimer, who was from an elite Jewish family, is a rather shadowy, spooky character. He was even described as an “actor” by contemporaries. He was very much a fake persona and drama queen.

He brought a slew of his (((fellows))) into this lucrative project. A good case could be made that the project itself also served the purpose of spreading military-industrial complex warmongering largess and booty around ($26 billion in 2016 dollars) to a select group of war profiteers in a manner similar to the modern “war on terror.” The project established highly secretive, off-the-budget, unaccountable programs that exist to this day.

Then there’s the big difference between “The Gadget” and “Fat Man.” “The Gadget” is what was exploded at Trinity. “Fat Man” exploded at Nagasaki 24 days later. Well, that begs a question: If “Fat Man” was already built and was smaller and simpler, why was “The Gadget” so large and complex?

Mathias concludes:

William Laurence, The New York Times‘ spook on the ground at Trinity, wrote of the event this way:
“A loud cry filled the air. The little groups that hitherto had stood rooted to the earth like desert plants broke into dance, the rhythm of primitive man dancing at one of his fire festivals at the coming of Spring.”

That loud cry should have been the cry of hundreds of idiots having their eyes blasted into permanent blindness by gamma rays and the fertility in their testicles permanently blighted. Conveniently, that didn’t happen.

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