by Michael Salla
A Wikileaks document that referred to the destruction of a U.S. moon
base sometime in the 1970s has recently gained renewed attention.
The document is dated
January 24, 1979, and is titled "Report
that UR Destroyed Secret U.S. Base on Moon."
It was correspondence
involving one or more officials from the U.S. State Department to
Samuel L. Devine, a Republican member of the U.S. Congress.
The document has tags "Operations-General | UR – Soviet Union
(USSR)" which reveals that "UR" stands for the USSR.
The document was marked
unclassified, which suggests that the content of the correspondence
did not contain classified information, and involved open source
material widely available at the time.
The fact that officials
were discussing such a topic raises the question,
did the USSR destroy
a secret U.S. moon base sometime before January 1979?
Wikileaks included the
document in its dump of State Department diplomatic cables that it
began releasing online in November 2010 and ended on September 01,
arrest on April 11, 2018, sparked renewed interest in him and
Wikileaks document dumps over the years.
Collective Evolution published an article (WikiLeaks Document exposes a "Secret U.S. Base on the Moon")
that discussed Assange's arrest and examined the controversial
Wikileaks' Moon base document.
They discussed it in
relation to a host of Moon-related information that has been leaked
over the years.
This included a,
However, to explore the
question of whether or not the USSR destroyed a secret
Moon base in the 1970's we need to go back a few years to
audio letters of Dr.
Beter was the General
Counsel of the Export-Import Bank (1961-67) and had high-level
sources who confided to him what was happening behind the scenes in
space from the 1960s to the early 1980s.
In this modern era of
whistleblowers, it's worth emphasizing that Beter was the
first genuine insider to come forward with details about
secret space programs.
He described how the U.S. and USSR were fiercely competing both in a
race to the Moon and in the development of
particle beam weapons that
could operate between the Moon and Earth.
It was clear that whoever
first developed a particle beam weapon that could operate from the
Moon would possess an overwhelming strategic advantage.
According to Beter, while the U.S. was forging ahead in the race to
the Moon, the Soviets were ahead in developing particle beam
Audio Letter 26, released on
September 30, 1977, Beter wrote:
By 1972, these
experiments still were a long way from a suitable weapon for
deployment on the moon.
developments in the Soviet Union led to the decision to cut off
Apollo program prematurely so
that the construction of the secret moon base could be rushed
According to Beter,
Diego Garcia was used as a
spaceport for building the moon base:
Early in 1973, soon
after the supposed end of the American moon program, we began
hearing about a place called Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
Supposedly we were
merely building a communications installation there, yet the
drastic step was taken of relocating all the 20,000 or so
natives of this little island to other areas.
More recently, we
have heard about Diego Garcia as the site of a new American
naval base; but, my friends, you still haven't been told the
Diego Garcia, my
friends, is the new space-port from which secret missions to the
moon have been launched during the building of the moon base.
Diego Garcia was the
ideal location for a space launching pad according to Beter:
Canaveral, where Saturn rocket launches are impossible to hide,
Diego Garcia is remote and isolated, and even the natives are no
longer there to watch what goes on.
What's more, Diego
Garcia is practically the perfect moon-port, located as it is
almost on the earth's equator, and a space vehicle launched
eastward into orbit from Diego Garcia passes over a nearly
unbroken expanse of water for more than half the circumference
of the earth.
The only means of
monitoring the early flight of a space craft launched from Diego
Garcia, therefore, is from ships.
1977 newsletter, Beter wrote about
the information he had received from his sources about the U.S. moon
I was first alerted
to the existence of a secret base on the moon last November 1976
- but it has been one of the best kept of all Rockefeller
secrets, and it was only a few weeks ago that I was able to
confirm its existence and learn the complete story.
And since that time,
events have moved with lightning speed.
Beter went on to give
details about the deadly race to develop particle beam weapons as it
played out in 1977:
Throughout this year
an unseen but deadly race has been underway to see who would get
an operational Particle Beam first:
By late spring, a
Salyut manned space craft was launched that carried out
preliminary tests of beam-weapon techniques, using lasers in
order to simulate the Particle Beam.
Beter next gave details
about the race between the USSR and U.S. to develop particle beam
weapons for deployment in space and/or the Moon.
The Soviets succeeded in
developing the first operational particle beam weapons in Earth
orbit, and destroyed the newly built U.S. moon base:
By the 26th
of September, American personnel at the secret Rockefeller moon
base nestled in Copernicus Crater were almost ready.
Their Particle Beam
was almost operational - but they were too late. By late that
day, the Soviet Union began bombarding the moon base with a
Neutron Particle Beam.
Through the night,
and all day on September 27 the moon base was bombarded without
mercy with neutron radiation just like that produced by a
And by that evening
as Americans looked up at the peaceful full moon overhead known
as the Harvest Moon, the last few Americans on the moon were
dying of neutron radiation.
America had lost
the Battle of the Harvest Moon.
It's not clear what the
contents of the document titled "Report
that UR Destroyed Secret U.S. Base on Moon" discusses.
Given its unclassified
status, and the date it was created, the most plausible explanation
is that it involved a discussion between Congressional and State
Department officials about Beter's "Harvest Moon Battle", or some
other unclassified material regarding destruction of a U.S. Moon
base and the development of particle beam weapons.
Why would Congressional and State Department officials be interested
in such information; and, more importantly, what did they have to
say about it?
A Freedom of
Information Act request will help answer such questions.