14 - September 12, 1994n
Sovereignty to UN
Planned 50 Years Ago
. . ..PAT
. Asks some hard questions.
. . Where
did this ''world government” and the relegation of a nation's
military to the command of the United Nations idea come from, and
what's that got to do with· the atomic bomb?
EXCLUSIVE TO THE SPOTLIGHT
BY COL. DONN GRAND PRE ( RET. )
. .Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan recently
asked some hard, questions, to wit: "Who betrayed the nation?
Who was a "fellow traveler? Who was a dupe? Who was wrongly
accused or falsely smeared?"
. . .Buchanan asks these questions
regarding Pavel A. Sudoplatov's revelation that J. Robert Oppenheimer
supplied the USSR with periodic data on the construction of the
first atomic bomb. Sudoplatov headed the Soviet Intelligence Bureau
on the Atomic Problem during World War II and has been going public
with a number of Soviet historic secrets. (See The
SPOTLIGHT, May 16).
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER
. . .Who was wrongly
or falsely smeared?
. . .Buchanan's
stated guess is that: "there is more, much more to come out."
He is so right.
. . .Several high-ranking U.S. military
officers were well aware as early officers were aware as early as
1942 that both secret data and material components of the atomic
bomb were being surreptitiously provided to the Soviets. For any
number of reasons, most chose — and still choose — to
remain silent about the clandestine and treasonous transfer. Why?
. . .That same group of military officers
also knew in 1945 that there was absolutely no military requirement
to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.
. . .Willing to surrender
spring of 1945 on the same
terms effected in August.
fact, Emperor Hirohito, negotiating with the U.S. through the good
offices of the Vatican in April/May 1945, was willing to surrender
on the exact same terms effected in August — after the Soviet
Union's entry into the war, and after the dropping of the bombs
on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
. . .The questions remain: Why was
it done? Who were the high-level perpetrators? Who benefited?
. . .Keep in mind that since 1954 both
the U.S. and the ex-USSR have exchanged — through the Pugwash
Conferences — detailed atomic research and test results.
. . .The Pugwash Conferences were named
after the Canadian estate of their host, internationalist-minded
mdustrialist Cyrus Eaton, and were set in motion by a most curious
pair indeed — Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell.
. . . Organized the Pugwash
Conferences along with
. . .Earlier,
it was financier Bernard Baruch who called the atomic bomb the
"absolute weapon." He set himself up as the head of
an international organization which he called the “United
Nations Atomic Energy Commission.” This was in 1944, some
16 months before most of the cabinet — including then-Vice
President Harry Truman — knew of the bomb's existence and
before the initial meeting of a United Nations founding group.
Truman, when he became president, appointed Baruch to just such
. . .Baruch knew, of both coming
events, for he was in on the planning — present at the creation
— as was his good friend Albert Einstein.
. . .Both men were avowed "internationalists,"
both were touted by a slavish and controlled press as being "great
men." Baruch, they said was a financier, philanthropist,
"elder statesman" and "patriot." Einstein,
they — said, was the "genius" and "pacifist."
. . .Both played a major role in
setting up a one-world government based on fear, as viewed by
the founders of the United Nations and so succinctly stated by
Einstein in 1945:
. . ."Since I do not foresee
that atomic energy is to be a great boon for a long time, I have
to say that for the present it is a menace. Perhaps it is well
that it should be. It may intimidate the human race into bringing
order into its international affairs, which, without the pressure
of fear, it would not do."
said the U.S. government should give the secret of the atom
bomb to a world government, formed by us, Great Britain and
the Soviet Union. Then, he said, these three great powers should
"commit to the world government all of their military strength."
Does that sound like what president Bill Clinton wants to do?
WORLD DESPOTIC GOVERNMENT
.Einstein reveals himself in his two books,
Why War? (an exchange of letters with
Sigmund Freud) and The World as I See It.
Also revealing was an article in The Atlantic Monthly
(Nov., 1945), "Einstein on the Atomic Bomb."
. . .In the Einstein article, that
learned professor spoke of the "secret of the bomb" which
he felt should not be given to the United Nations, nor shared with
the Soviet Union.
. . .Now comes the dichotomy. Einstein
proposed instead that "The secret of the bomb should be committed
to a world government and the United States should immediately announce
its readiness to give it to a world government."
. . .Next, this "genius"
proposed that such a world government should be founded by the United
States, the Soviet Union and Great Britain — "the only
three powers with great military strength."
. . .He added that each of these three
Great Powers should “commit to the world government all of
their military strength.”
. . .Does this idea trouble you just
a little? How would such a world government be formed? Dr. Einstein
enlightens us (and the world as he saw it):
. . .”Since the United States
and Great Britain have the secret of the atomic bomb and the Soviet
Union does not, they should invite the Soviet Union to prepare and
present the first draft of a Constitution for the proposed world
. . .Here is Einstein’s convoluted
. . .”That action should help
to dispel the distrust which the Russians already feel because the
bomb is being kept secret, chiefly to prevent their having it. Obviously
the first draft would not be the final one, but the Russians should
be made to feel that the world government would assure them their
. . .Dr. Einstein then proposes that
smaller nations should be invited to join the world government,
but would be free to stay out.
. . .”The world government would
have power over all military matters and need have only one further
power; the power to intervene in countries where a minority is oppressing
a majority and creating the kind of instability that leads to war.”
. . .Einstein stresses that “There
must be an end to the concept of a non-intervention, for to end
it is part of keeping the peace.”
. . .He then speaks of the “minority”
then ruling in the USSR.
. . .”While it is true that in
the Soviet Union the minority rules, I do not consider the internal
conditions there are of themselves a threat to world peace. One
must bear in mind that the people in Russia did not have a long
political education and changes to improve Russian conditions had
to be carried through by a minority for the reason that there was
no majority capable of doing it.”
. . .Einstein continues: “[A]
world government is preferable to the far greater evil of wars,
particularly with their intensified destructiveness.
THE THREAT AND THE PROMISE
. . .Here we see the eternal "threat”
and "promise" of Adam Weishaupt's Illuminati
and embodied in the French "Revolution" and again the
Russian “Revolution.” It hung as a dark shadow over
FDR and his New Deal, over Yalta and Potsdam, involving those three
“Great Powers” of which Einstein speaks so eloquently.
It contains both the “threat” and the “promise”
and is embodied in its myriad “statutes and judgments.”
. . .Einstein, that noble American
import from Germany via Switzerland, gives
us "threat" and "promise" in spades.
. . .Toward the end of his lucid article
the good doctor states: "Now that we have the atomic secret,
we must not lose it, and that is what we should risk doing if we
should give it to the United Nations organization or to the Soviet
. . ."But we must make it clear,
as quickly as possible, that we are not keeping the bomb a secret
for the sake of our power, but in the hope of establishing peace
in a world government, and that we will do our utmost to bring the
world government into being."
. . .So we see throughout that strange
article not only the dichotomies, but the promise of glorious world
peace coupled with the threat of utter destruction.
UNIVERSAL FEAR OF NUCLEAR POWER
. . .It was Einstein's British friend,
Bertrand Russell, who stated boldly (Bulletin of Atomic
Scientists, Oct., 1946) that it was necessary to interject
fear of nuclear weapons in order to force all nations to give up
their sovereignty and submit to the dictatorship of the United Nations.
. . .And it was this kind of thinking
that prevailed at the second Pugwash Conference in 1958 which produced
the policy that came to be known as Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD).
. . .How did this concept of fear of
nuclear power evolve?
. . .In May of that fateful year (1945)
I was with a military force driving the remnants of the defeated
Japanese out of North Burma. Our headquarters was in Namhkam, Burma
and we would shortly head for Kunming, China.
. . .Simultaneously, our B-29s, flying
from Pacific atolls, devastated Tokyo with a series of raids (May
. . .Two days after the raids, acting
Secretary of State Joseph C. Grew called on President Truman. He
recommended that the president enlarge his previous statement. .
."unconditional surrender of Japan would mean neither annihilation
nor enslavement". . .to include the statement that "surrender
would not mean the elimination of the present dynasty if the Japanese
people desired its retention."
. . .Truman favored this approach.
He asked Grew to get a consensus from Secretary of War Henry L.
Stimson and other advisors. Grew met with Stimson, Jim Forestall,
Gen. George Marshall, John McCloy, Elmer Davis and Judge Samuel
Rosenman on May 29, 1945.
. . .The gist of Grew's memo following
the meeting reflected that he, Stimson, Forestall and Marshall favored
the proposal, while the others "for certain military reasons"
considered it "inadvisable" for the president to make
such a statement.
. . ."The question of timing was
the nub of the whole matter," Grew wrote. "I duly reported
this to the president and the proposal for action was, for the time
. . .Of course, this "question
of timing" had to do with the coming Potsdam Conference, its
ultimatum issued to Japan from the three heads of government (Truman,
Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill) and the belated entry of Soviet
Russia into the war against Japan just days before the dropping
of the atomic bombs and the surrender.
. . .As Grew would later write: "If
surrender could have been brought about in May 1945, or even in
June or July, before the entrance of Soviet Russia into the war
and the use of the atomic bomb, the world would have been the gainer."
. . .Why did Rosenman, McCloy and Davis
hold out at the meeting with Secretary of State Grew?
. . .What did they know and when did
they know it? For a clue, I turn once more to a statement made by
Grew to Stimson in a personal letter dated February 12, 1947:
. . ."If only it (had been) made
clear that surrender would not involve the downfall of the dynasty."
. . .This point was clearly implied
in Article 12 of the Potsdam Proclamation,
. . ."The occupying forces of
the Allies shall be withdrawn from Japan as soon as there has been
established in accordance with the freely expressed will of the
Japanese people a peacefully inclined and responsible government."
left, Great Britain's Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and the
USSR's Josef Stalin yuck it up at Potsdam in 1945 after agreeing
that atomic bombs should be dropped on Japan.
. . .The
psychological spin behind exploding the bombs was to create such
a worldwide fear of the power of nuclear energy that countries
would give up their sovereignty, turn all their weapons and armed
forces over to a world government and surrender their freedom.
. . .Which takes us right back to
Einstein and his belief that "A world government is preferable
to the far greater evil of wars."
. . .What he was saying in fact —
and if we are to give any credence at all to his "brilliance,"
we must agree — that we can submit to absolute global despotism
or be annihilated by the absolute weapon.
. . .In the final analysis, we come
back to that very basic question asked in every dispute in ancient
Rome: "Cui bono?" (that is,
n. . .Col.
Donn Grand Pre is a former military pilot and senior
parachutist. He is a much-decorated veteran of combat
in Burma during World War II and Korea, where he
was wounded in 1953. Currently he is a farmer and
businessman living in Reva, Virginia.