Trevour Loudon at New Zeal Blog has uncovered some disturbing facts about the magazine's past.
The Bulletin was founded in 1945 by former scientists from the Soviet spy-riddled Manhattan Project, creator of the US Atomic Bomb.Loudon points out that in 1994, Pavel Sudaplatov, the author of a book titled, Special Tasks identified by name, individuals who worked for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that provided atomic secrets to the Soviets:
From the start, the Bulletin and its associated organizations, worked to weaken US nuclear superiority over the Soviet Union, through East/West scientific exhanges, conferences and a a steady stream of anti-nuclear propaganda designed to terrify the US public with tales of nuclear destruction and looming Armageddon.
According to Sudaplatov, a former wartime director of the Administration for Special Tasks, an elite unit of the Soviet intelligence service, Leo Szilard, Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi, knowingly supplied information to Soviet contacts during their work on the Manhattan Project.Loudon quotes from Sudaplatov's book extensively and the picture is painted of Soviet power brokers threatening scientists inside the Manhattan project with harm to their familes back in Russia. Go figure - Soviet style blackmail. I found this excerpt particularly interesting:
After our reactor was put into operation in 1946, Beria issued orders to stop all contacts with our American sources in the Manhattan Project; the FBI was getting close to uncovering some of our agents. Beria said we should think how to use Oppenheimer, Fermi, Szilard, and others around them in the peace campaign against nuclear armament. Disarmament and the inability to impose nuclear blackmail would deprive the United States of its advantage. We began a worldwide political campaign against nuclear superiority, which kept up until we exploded our own nuclear bomb, in 1949. Our goal was to preempt American power politically before the Soviet Union had its own bomb. Beria warned us not to compromise Western scientists, but to use their political influence.Now we can add Holdren to the list of people either once or now affiliated with Obama who have connections to the Communist Party.
Holdren's fellow board member Deborah Shapley, was the grand-daughter of astronomer Harlow Shapley, a veteran of dozens of Communist Party fronts.Yes, there are quite a few degrees of separation between Shapley and Obama but there aren't many between Obama Valerie Jarrett, her father-in-law Vernon Jarrett, and Vernon's colleague Frank Marshall Davis, who mentored Obama in Hawaii when the latter was a child. Speaking of Obama, how about another board member of the Bulletin, Aaron Adler, who served with not only Holdren but on another board with a member of both the Communist Party USA and the Democratic Socialists of America?
Serving on the Bulletin's Board of Directors in 1984 were:On that note, don't forget that the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) was founded by longtime friend of Bill Ayers, who is a longtime friend of Barack Obama Quentin Young. As usual, Loudon connects a bunch of dots. Be sure to read the whole thing.
Aaron Adler, Board chairman in 1988, Adler also served on the board of the Chicago Center for US/USSR Relations and Exchanges, alongside Larry McGurty of the Communist Party USA and Betty Willhoite - later with Democratic Socialists of America and Progressives for Obama and a supporter of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights.
We should also not forget that other disturbing fact about Holdren - his co-authoring of the book Ecoscience, which Zombietime broke down quite well.
Be sure to read Aaron Klein's piece at WND on these latest revelations about Holdren as well.