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PostSubject: PBS BS Admiral Rickover Hagiography   Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:59 am



Forrestal case ignored by JMSM but "Father of Nuclear Navy" Hyman Rickover gets glowing adoration in public tv docudrama.  First scene I caught shows Rickover railing against penny-pinchers who want to build subs w/thin nuke engine shielding...Rickover has a tantrum & insists on better civilian-code shielding 'cause he's totally concerned about sailor's moms not having to worry if sonny's gonna get radiation poisoning.  Film claims that Soviet nuke submariners got leukemia from bad shielding.  I call BS.  Joe Vialls wrote that Soviet space capsules had natural atmosphere vs US w/oxygen-only that lead to astronaut deaths in launch-pad capsule fire.

Film portrays rickover's later career as fighting against cheating MIC profiteers...60 Minutes once did a Rickover puff piece about that.  Idea of hero Rickover gamely trying to save taxpayer money is lies of course but the film did describe how Rickover was hated by much of Navy brass.  He (like Henry Kissinger later) openly flouted bureaucratic rules/regs.  Rickover's power base (as film describes) was in Congress (ie Sayanim Cryptos).

Film also featured Jimmy Carter who worked under Rickover & who praised Hyman lavishly in his autobiography.  Hadn't known that Carter was always opposed to nuclear electricity:  film shows clip of him promising to end peaceful nuke power.  IE as London/Trilateral/Rockefeller tool he gladly too 3 Mile Island bait.  Film claims Carter hated nuke 'cause he saw sailors having to do dangerous work decontaminating equipment.  Film shows how (Jew) anti-nuke weapon crowd quickly switched to opposing peaceful nuke but claims it was just "shifting public opinion".  

Supposedly Rickover, after 3-Mile Island, stood against scare propaganda.  But he didn't make a career out of pushing peaceful nuke & why would he since Rockefellers have hands in all energy sources from oil/coal to wind/solar & nuclear?  Hyman gets praise for fighting MIC profiteers but no criticism for puffing up Jews' bogus Cold War.  If Rickover so smart & innovative why didn't he push for titanium subs like Soviets built?

Goes to prove that Obama administration fully based on Carter style--Obama, like Carter, did everything possible to wreck nuke plant construction.  Carter even bleated about solar/wind etc which I hadn't remembered.

"Father" movie touches on Rickover's (Jewish) abusiveness.  But surely Rickover spat on & slapped subordinates rather than lamely throwing pencils as depicted.

BTW film is in unique style combining real talking heads clips with dramatized portions.  So as with Elie Wiesel books, impressions more important than facts.


Washington Times: Father of nuclear Navy — Film shows how Capt. Rickover bucked authority, helped win Cold War

By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dressed in his starched, white dress uniform, Capt. Hyman Rickover basked in a ticker-tape parade, waving from the Canyon of Heroes to New Yorkers celebrating the Navy officer’s phenomenal creation.

The Soviets had beaten the Americans into space in 1958 with Sputnik. The satellite further rattled a nation trying to adjust to doomsday scenarios of all-out nuclear war. How would President Eisenhower respond?

A documentary on Rickover by filmmaker Michael Pack and his Manifold Productions in Chevy Chase, Maryland, gives the answer.

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Four years earlier, Rickover oversaw the development and launch of the first U.S. nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus. Thankfully for the commander in chief, Rickover won his internecine battle with top flag officers and built the boat in a relatively brief three years.

It gave Ike a trump card. Go north, the president ordered.

In August 1958, the sub did the unthinkable for its predecessors powered by diesel. The Nautilus became one of history’s great explorers, traversing the dark, frigid waters of the North Pole and relying on a basic gyrocompass to prevent an underwater disaster.

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A delighted president had the skipper, Cmdr. William R. Anderson, flown from the Arctic to the White House for a photo opportunity. Eisenhower told the world that the U.S. was indeed a nuclear power both above and below water. The Soviets owned no nuclear submarines.

As if propelled by some special fuel himself, Rickover went on to serve a total 51 years, longer than any other Navy officer, attaining four-star rank. He accumulated enemies in the Pentagon. He hated Defense Secretary Robert McNamara’s “whiz kids,” but he made friends where it counted — in Congress.

Mr. Pack debuted the two-hour biopic “Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power” recently at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington.

The screening brought together old Rickover hands and current submariners, including Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations. He is one of the dwindling active-duty sailors who went through the famous (some would say infamous) Rickover interviewing process to select Naval Academy graduates for the nuclear Navy.

Mr. Pack uses a mix of on-camera interviews, newsreels and dramatizations to capture the uniquely combative bantamweight. Played by actor/director Tim Blake Nelson, Rickover tells one applicant he has 10 seconds to make him mad or flunk the session. The midshipman hears Rickover tick down the seconds, then suddenly sweep’s half the contents of Rickover’s desk onto the floor.

“I’m mad,” Rickover concedes before hiring the young officer.


Father of the nuclear Navy

Like millions of other American dreams, Rickover’s began when he was a turn-of-the-century immigrant. At age 6, he and his parents escaped Russian domination and squalor in Poland and headed for a new life via Ellis Island.

America gave him the freedom to think about the vast new universe of electrical engineering. A stellar high school student in Chicago, he became one of the few Jews at that time to gain admission to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. As an example of anti-Semitism in the 1920s, the yearbook allowed graduates to pull out the perforated pages showing Jewish midshipmen.

As a young officer, Rickover was assigned to the emerging nuclear weapons industry at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. It was there where he decided to steer the Navy on a course to harness the power of the atom for its ships, beginning with one of the smallest — a submarine.

He was to become the father of the modern nuclear Navy and a big player in persuading the country to embrace nuclear power to light, heat and cool homes and businesses.

When top flag officers resisted his plans, Rickover discovered a love of politics. Nothing is accomplished in the military unless Congress provides the money, so he bypassed the Pentagon and went straight to Capitol Hill. He jawboned and charmed lawmakers into funding the Nautilus and the nuclear future.

The Navy’s epicenter at the Pentagon detested the arrogant and combative Rickover and tried to get rid of him. He failed to make promotion to admiral, meaning forced retirement.

But Congress stepped in to save him by writing a job description that Rickover joked could be filled only by a 125-pound Jew.

“He hated to wear the uniform,” his son Robert says in the film. At Navy headquarters, his father could be mistaken for a janitor.

‘Provocative and searingly blunt’

Film clips show Rickover lecturing a panel of senators on the virtues of the atom and on how to manage people to prevent mistakes. He blamed the Three Mile Island accident not on design flaws but on human failure to monitor the reactor properly.

Appearing on “60 Minutes,” Rickover tells Diane Sawyer that his job was not to get along with superiors but to produce results.

A former aide tells how Rickover would be on the phone chewing out an officer one minute, then using a syrupy polite voice while taking a congressman’s call.

A committed Cold War fighter, Rickover did not trust CIA analysts. When the agency reported that Soviet attack subs were limited to a certain speed, he knew how to prove them wrong. He had an aircraft carrier incrementally increase its speed once a Soviet sub was detected. Sure enough, when the carrier exceeded the CIA’s estimate, the sub kept up the pace.

By proving the agency wrong, Rickover showed the need for faster U.S. submarines.

Mr. Pack has produced more than a dozen documentaries. He covered the rise of the Republican House with “Inside the Republican Revolution: The First Hundred Days,” narrated by Washington Times columnist Donald Lambro. Mr. Pack also chronicled the downside with “The Fall of Newt Gingrich.”

His Rickover production is scheduled to appear this fall on PBS.

Mr. Pack describes his subject, who died in 1986 at age 86: “Combative, provocative and searingly blunt, Adm. Hyman G. Rickover was a flamboyant maverick, a unique American hero.”

At that 1958 ticker-tape parade, Rickover broke protocol as captain and donned a dress white uniform. The White House snubbed him for the Nautilus photo op, igniting the wrath of America’s big-city newspapers.

Eisenhower quickly regrouped by sending Rickover to New York as the president’s official representative.
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PostSubject: Re: PBS BS Admiral Rickover Hagiography   Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:49 am

EB, someday check the dates when 3 mile happened and the date of the opening of the movie China Syndrome.

So many coincidences.
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PostSubject: Re: PBS BS Admiral Rickover Hagiography   Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:36 am

laconas wrote:
EB, someday check the dates when 3 mile happened and the date of the opening of the movie China Syndrome.

So many coincidences.

Yes, Rickover movie left that bit out.
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PostSubject: Re: PBS BS Admiral Rickover Hagiography   Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:24 pm

laconas wrote:
EB, someday check the dates when 3 mile happened and the date of the opening of the movie China Syndrome.

So many coincidences.

What really happened at 3 Mile Is?

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PostSubject: Re: PBS BS Admiral Rickover Hagiography   Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:37 pm

Eisenhower, Gen Marshall, and Mark Clarke were jewish generals. I am glad Israel attacked the USS Liberty, and that the carriers called back the Phantom jets before we hurt an ally.
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PostSubject: Re: PBS BS Admiral Rickover Hagiography   Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:03 pm

wag wrote:
laconas wrote:
EB, someday check the dates when 3 mile happened and the date of the opening of the movie China Syndrome.

So many coincidences.

What really happened at 3 Mile Is?

http://atomicinsights.com/three-mile-island-initiating-event-may-sabotage/

That page goes into some details & suggests possible sabotage. Chernobyl likely sabotaged also. Avg American folks would not be surprised or upset about Chernobyl being CIA sabotage; unfortunately they don't realize how badly oligarchical factions wish to wreck Western nuke power also.

In 2004 Intel/AF official Thomas Reed claimed that Siberian gas pipeline exploded due to CIA putting bugs in the pipeline software. AFAIK CIA hasn't openly admitted this but OTOH they didn't strain themselves to deny it either. Sabotage of Soviets was considered fair game anyway.

But overall, I haven't seen too much interest in 3-Mile Island Sabotage idea. Back then most literate folks fell for the Nuclear Power is Dangerous hype & there wasn't internet anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: PBS BS Admiral Rickover Hagiography   Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:13 pm

Jacob Gold wrote:
Eisenhower, Gen Marshall, and Mark Clarke were jewish generals. I am glad Israel attacked the USS Liberty, and that the carriers called back the Phantom jets before we hurt an ally.

Eisenhower, at least, stymied Zios' "Suez Crisis". & Rickover had wormed his way into the nuclear Navy program under arch-fink Truman. Ideally Eisenhower should have replaced Rickover but OTOH by then Rickover already knew everything about the program so Horses Basically Already out of the Barn anyway. By then Rickover undoubtedly had given Zios etc any valuable tech info.
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