As 1985 emerged and President Reagan took his oath again, the US had a new rival to contend with in the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev. In a lopsided election, Reagan carried 49 states as compared to Walter Mondale’s home state of Minnesota. America was not ready for a female vice president (Ferraro) in the White House as presidential assassination attempts were on the rise. With the introduction of Gorbachev, an educated individual who displayed a dove demeanor, the screws were tightened on the Soviets. With worldwide nuclear weapons at an all-time high of 61,662, the playing field was extremely slippery. Diplomatic reforms needed to be introduced, or Johnny and Ivan would grow up sledding for 11 months in their nuclear winters. In operation MOO, the US sent herds of Holsteins and experts to different parts of the USSR as a gesture to help feed the masses and train them in animal husbandry Amongst these herds were SUBMARINE COWS that had clear portals installed in their sides to monitor their gut chemistry as they ate their new grasses. In addition they also housed remote controlled cameras in the window so the CIA could look out over the terrain. No one could chance another U2 incident and the Russians were well aware of the satellite schedules and hid their secrets when they flew over. Operation MOO was a success as the cows were widely distributed on farms near air force bases and nuclear installations. With information streaming in daily, the US could easily determine threats from bluffs. Like a poker player using mirrors, they couldn’t lose. As far as being discovered, dairy farmers know nothing of covert tactics and perimeter guards knew nothing about SUBMARINE COWS. If a situation arose, the cameras would have been jettisoned into the stomach acid and destroyed. Operation MOO was instrumental in the breakup of the Soviet Union 6 years later and is responsible for the end of the Cold War. America needs to recognize these unsung bovine heros. 

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