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The Tragic Story Of The Fallen Hero Gerald Bull, The World's Leading Artillery Engineer Of His Day, Whose Brilliant Technical Innovations In Long Distance Gunnery Were Rejected By His Western Patrons, And Whose Bitterness Towards Their Rejections, And Towards Their Setting Him Up As Fall Guy In Arms Deals For His Weapons That Western Governments Were Prohibited From, But Sympathetic To, Directly Arming With Such Weapons, Resulted In His Becoming A Virtual Gun-For-Hire In The Service Of Arming Saddam Hussein For The First Persian Gulf War! Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD! (Color, 1991, 58 Minutes.)
Gerald Vincent Bull, brilliant Canadian engineer and artillery engineering genius who developed long-range artillery generally, the most deadly artillery pieces deployed during The Gulf War (unfortunately, by Iraq) especially, and The Supergun ultimately, the two lattermost resulting in his assassination (March 9, 1928 – March 22, 1990) was born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. His spectacular career was thwarted throughout his career by those who believed his revolutionary methods of orbiting spacecraft and launching artillery projectiles threatened the status quo. This resulted in his moving through a series of artillery projects for a variety of purposes for a variety of countries all too willing to utilize his hardware after the West had refused them. His quest to economically launch a satellite using a huge artillery piece went hand-in-hand with his intention to create a dominant artillery piece, to which end he designed the Project Babylon "supergun" for Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq. Bull was assassinated outside his apartment in Brussels, Belgium, in March 1990. His assassination is accepted by intelligence services worldwide to have been the work of the Mossad over his work for the Iraqi government, as Bull's supergun could well of tipped the scales of power in The Middle East decisively towards Iraq, an outcome no major power wished to see happen. Accordingly, no person has ever been charged with the murder of Bull.
The Supergun Affair was a 1990 political scandal in the United Kingdom that involved two businesses, Sheffield Forgemasters and Walter Somers, Gerald Bull, members of parliament Hal Miller and Nicholas Ridley, the UK's Secret Intelligence Service, a failed prosecution and components of a "supergun" (as newspaper headlines had it) that the businesses were alleged to have been exporting to Iraq that they and others had contacted the government about in 1988. The collapse of the court case preceded the Arms-to-Iraq case, that involved a different company Matrix Churchill, by four months. Canadian engineer Gerald Bull became interested in the possibility of using 'superguns' in place of rockets to insert payloads into orbit. He lobbied for the start of Project HARP to investigate this concept in the 1960s, using paired ex-US Navy 16"/50 calibre Mark 7 gun barrels welded end-to-end. Three of these 16"/100 (406 mm) guns were emplaced, one in Quebec, Canada, another in Barbados, and the third near Yuma, Arizona. HARP was later cancelled, and Bull turned to military designs, eventually developing the GC-45 howitzer. Some years later, Bull interested Saddam Hussein in funding Project Babylon. The objective of this project is not certain, but one possibility is that it was intended to develop a gun capable of firing an object into orbit, whence it could then drop onto any place on the Earth. Gerald Bull was assassinated in March 1990, terminating development and the parts were confiscated by British customs after the Gulf War.