Around mid-March I met Major
Valeri Petrofsky, a 1960s KGB agent of the former USSR, and he unravelled a
story which will shake the foundations of the modern western world.
Shortly after the Cuban Missile
Crisis of 1962 the leader of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev was so enraged
by his humiliation in front of the world's press that he ordered Russian nuclear
missiles to be installed in secret in Britain - по любой стоимости
- at any cost.
Incredibly the missiles were not
targeted at British cities but at those in the USSR! The reason being that the
Soviets could launch a minor nuclear attack upon themselves from apparently
British sites and then claim that the west had made a pre-emptive strike thereby
paving the way for massive Soviet nuclear retaliation.
Only one silo became operational
in the UK and that was located underneath Portsdown. Major
Petrofsky explained that they rented the land from the Ministry of Defence on
the pretense of oil exploration. The entire planning department at Portsmouth
City Council were bought off with free holidays at Anapa on the Black Sea and
work progressed unimpeded. Irish laborers were employed for the construction
work and were told they were building an Olympic swimming pool. Parts
for the missile were smuggled into the UK in containers of Beluga caviar and the
missile technicians gained entry by posing a troupe of Cossack
The missile was not decommissioned
until 1987 as a result of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
Apparently Gorbachev did not even know the silo existed. Major Petrofsky said
that the missile was broken up and sold for scrap on which he made a tidy
profit. About the fissile material from the bomb assembly the Major says,
"We dumped it on the doorstep of Windscale and let them deal with it. They
could hardly refuse could they?"
More to follow...