Project Azorian is another example of US ingenuity and “can do spirit”, alongside an unfettered government agency’s power.
Because the American populace was brainwashed by its own government as to the Soviet threat, it was easy for agencies to justify their actions toward raising this Soviet submarine without the knowledge of the Soviet government or the American public which was footing the bill.
The feat was an unbelievable achievement on all counts.
Personally, as I read the account my mind was drawn to a statement made by God and recorded in Genesis 11:6, “…and now, nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do…”.
In my lifetime, I have seen this evidenced in our space accomplishments along with some many other feats! If we can imagine it, given time, we will do it.
But, the costs associated with the achievements are quite often too high.
This achievement came to pass while the erosion of our republican form of government was accelerating. Prior to this, with the passage of the National Security Act of 1947 an agency was created which since, has grown to an extent unimagined and currently unrestrained.
This agency controlled this feat…and unbelievable feat, to be sure, but one which ultimately contributed to the demise of the republic alongside that of The Bay of Pigs and other covert ops far too numerous to catalogue.
Still, let me reiterate, this feat is a commendation to the ingenuity, creativity, labor and sacrifice of all those involved. Those involved on all levels, save for the governmental, are to be commended.
The authors have made this bit of history a fascinating read…I couldn’t put it down til finished!