Jurisdiction is universal, considered erga omnes, an obligation owing to all mankind.
Combating the enemies of all mankind are the FBI, Mexican Federalis, Europol, Scotland Yard, and Bka (Bundeskriminalamt-the German FBI).
In this fictional historical novel, the Force of Three and you become accusers, judges, and eliminators of such evil.
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Force Of Three
By Hugo Wolfgang Holzmann
Trafford PublishingCopyright © 2014 Hugo Wolfgang Holzmann
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Inspector Anton Nagil and Professor Max Klausner
(At this point in time, Anton was still Inspector Nagil. It was only in the year 2011—after his mother, Rosemarie, died—that he changed his family's name to Hofer.)
It was at the beginning of 2006 after Max Klausner had married Ingrid that Anton visited Max and they became close friends. Both were interested in astronomy, and they discussed the subject extensively and also delved into astrophysics.
Anton, who was a chemical engineer, had studied nuclear science for his master's at the University of San Diego, and his hobby was astronomy.
Once again, after a good dinner Ingrid had cooked, the two sat together in front of the hearth, with a glass of hot-spiced wine. Outside it was still winter, and it snowed heavily. Ingrid and Erica went to the movies, and the two sat alone.
Max smiled at Anton, "The last time you mentioned that you don't believe in the
Ur-Knall, the big bang. Why not, Anton?"
"For many reasons of which one is Einstein's grand formula 'energy equals mass times the speed of light squared'—that is, energy equals one gram of mass multiplied by 186,000, squared. And the result would be in ergs, a tiny energy measurement, similar to an electron volt. With the mass of our sun, the energy would be tremendous. But go further, there are supposed to be hundred billion galaxies with each in the average composed of hundred billions stars, all this mass contained in a single point of energy, the point called singularity, smaller than a subatomic particle. It is just common sense that such a point of energy could not exist or the energy be contained for any period, a scientific fairytale. There is also the question of where did this singularity come from?"
"Maybe God put it there?"
Anton laughed. "I thought we are talking about science and not religion."
"You are right, Anton. Science it shall be. I have no rational answer to the question how all this energy could be contained in a miniscule point. There are speculations of how the singularity came into being, the brane theory, the rapid expansion of space, repeating the big crunch of the universe, with the subsequent expansion of the big bang. Of course, I admit that there must have been a first time."
"And we are right back at our present big bang."
"So, Anton, you must have thought about it. Give me your theory of how our universe came into being."
"Yes, I have thought about it, with more common sense than the big bang theory. And by the way, Einstein never believed in the big bang. His theory of the singularity was just a thought experiment, a star crushing itself into a tiny point."
"Like a black hole?"
"Einstein also denied the existence of a black hole. That was first thought of by the German scientist Schwarzschield, based upon Einstein's thought experiment. I have to use philosopher Occam's theory: 'Use the simplest explanation if all else fails.' Let's think of nature and exclude at this point the mystery of life. The universe consists of matter and energy. On earth, the planets and the sun, all matter is composed of only ninety-two elements. Whatever we find in the universe, spectrographs tell us that matter is composed of the same elements."
"Manmade. This does not mean that there are not undiscovered elements somewhere in the universe. Perhaps eons ago there was just hydrogen. And if you asked me wherefrom the hydrogen came, I cannot tell you. The same with energy; energy is movement. How did energy begin? I don't know. Energy is also the attraction and repulsion of matter, of charged particles. We made a name for it, positive and negative charges, which all particles have."
"The combination of a proton and electron, and we must not forget the neutrino. Just because the neutrinos complement the charges, that does not mean that these particle are not energized."
"And how big would your universe be?"
"Astronomers tell us that wherever we look, we can see or measure objects up to 13.7 billion light-years away. That would be the radius with us nicely placed in the middle.
That makes a universe 27.4 billion light-years in diameter. You and I, our world, our solar system—in fact, our galaxy—or rather the particles thereof were in existence shortly after the big bang and were part of the explosion or expansion. It just is not possible that we are now right in the middle. This is another fallacy of the big bang theory.
"An explosion like the big bang, expands in a shell-like formation. We should be within this shell. Only if we are at a point somewhere in this shell and can see in every direction to a distance of 13.7 billion light-years is our present theory of the universe possible. Then we would have to extent the shell in a sphere-like configuration, which would make the universe many times larger.
"How big is my universe? I have no idea. I only believe in common sense that tells me that as far as space goes, the universe is infinite in size. I know it is difficult to visualize infinite. However, matter is finite. All matter kept in check by the gravitational force of the whole. This also means that nothing that is matter is ever at rest but driven apart or attracted by gravitational forces and the inherent energy of matter."
"Well, Anton, you gave a simplistic but rational theory, perhaps even more realistic than the big bang. As far as energy goes, there are other forces. You did mention gravity. How about charges?"
"You know, Max, it is amazing that science understands what gravity does but not the why of it."
"But why does mass attract? Perhaps the neutrinos are gravitons?"
"Because mass of matter causes this attraction."
Anton laughed. "That is not a scientific explanation of the why."
"Well, if you don't let me bring in religion, perhaps we can explain these phenomena philosophically?"
"Not permitted. Let's us stay with pure science. Interestingly, Einstein never gave an explanation what pure energy means. He stated that matter can be transformed into energy, but what type of energy? You know, Max, I firmly believe that energy cannot exist independently of matter. Energy is a manifestation of matter, velocity, vibration, oscillation, etc. Even the charges you mentioned conform to the same type of energy."
"Well, it is true that Einstein never explained what matter transforms into when it becomes energy; maybe he means photons. But it is the foundation of his special relativity. You believe in his theory, don't you, Anton?"
"I am sorry, Max, but I believe very little about his special relativity."
"That you have to explain. Time dilation, foreshortening, mass increase—it all has been proven. His famous equation?"
"Pure clever speculation. He was very smart. He took this equation from the Lorentz-Fitzgerald contraction equations. Einstein was asked if he found the theory by experimentation. He answered he didn't come near a laboratory for years. Nothing has been empirically proven. Take time dilation. Time is manmade; nature does not need time."
"But they proved time dilation. Scientists on planes carrying atomic clocks showed a slowing of time when compared to similar clocks on the ground."
"This was not a scientific endeavor. These were not scientists but students and people interested in proving time dilation. I mean, how can you compare a plan flying at 600 miles per hour, or 0.17 miles per second with the speed of light at 186,000 miles per second? First of all, even Einstein stated that these phenomena only occur at 90 percent of the speed of light.
"Besides, if I remember correctly, the clocks showed both a slowing and speeding up of time in nanoseconds. Now NASA, with satellites, moving at a much greater speed, could perhaps prove this slowing of time—that is, if there is any."
"Haven't they done so?"
"I don't know. I wrote once to them and asked if clocks in the satellites showed the time dilation. They were nice enough to write back. Wrote briefly 'We in NASA are not in the business to prove or disprove Einstein's theory.' I read another article about such an orbital test. In 1977, a cesium atomic clock was placed into orbit. At that time no adjustments were made to account for Einstein's special and general theory of relativity.
However, a frequency synthesizer was added that could be switched on to make the adjustment. After twenty days in orbit, it was necessary to make these adjustments to account for Einstein's postulates. It is a complicated affair as a number of phenomena must be taken into account. The clock would move slower due to the velocity of the satellite; the nearer to the earth, the greater the velocity. However, the clock would move faster because of lesser gravity depending on the distance to the earth. These plus and minus time factors would cancel each other. Then, satellites are not in a perfectly circular orbit. Also, satellite signal receivers are moving on a rotating earth.
"Adjustments are made; else, the global positioning systems would be off by several miles a day. There is also the question how possibly can a cesium atom be affected by the velocity of its carrier and the warping of space, especially since NASA attaches more importance to Newtonian gravity than to Einsteinian warping.
"I believe that any adjustments made are only due to the time frame of how long it takes for the signals from the moving satellite to the receiver on earth.
"And again, Einstein's theories subscribe these effects of slowing of time to happen only at tremendous velocities. Even satellites travel only at less than twenty miles per second.
Take the increase of mass at velocities near the speed of light. Einstein said that at 90 percent the speed of light an object would double its mass—that is, a spaceship traveling that fast would become twice as massive; consequently the people inside would also double their mass, become twice as big and heavy. Now, we don't have to worry about a spaceship moving at that velocity; but we propel particles that fast and, in fact, a lot faster. We have accelerators that propel particles, protons, at over 99.999999 percent the speed of light. While Einstein did not give us graph showing what happens to matter at these velocities, the increase of mass at that speed would be great and the proton becoming like a cannonball or even bigger and get stuck in the tube of the accelerator.
Also, the particle would become as thin as a sheet of paper, and time dilation would become so effective that the particle would never arrive at its destination."
"I have to think about what you said, Anton. Let's go for walk. I love to walk in a snowstorm," suggested Max.
They dressed warm, went outside, and had a brisk walk. By the time they returned, they looked like snowmen. Ingrid and Erika had come back, and they sat together by the warm fire, Erika telling importantly about the Disney film Bambi they had seen.
Anton showed the Klausners pictures of his family who lived in Jerusalem and of his beautiful wife, Hanna. Hanna was a pediatric nurse and worked as a volunteer at the Hadassah Hospital. He also showed pictures of her mother, Amal, and their three children, all adopted. The first one they adopted was Daniel, now two years old (his mother had died in childbirth); David, seven; and Esther, four years old.
Anton had told Max and Ingrid the tragic story of David and Esther. The Cohen family had immigrated to Israel from South Africa and joined the kibbuz Kfar Etzion in the West Bank. One night, Palestinian terrorists cut through the fence of the kibbuz, entered the house of the Cohens, shot the parents of the two children, and kidnapped David and Esther to be used as a trade-off for a thousand terrorists in Israeli prisons.
Anton, who had been visiting his family in Jerusalem, was asked by the police deputy commissioner Avi Barlev to go to the Hebron to seek information about the children.
He could do so as he held Egyptian citizenship with the name of Achmed Nabil. He was told by Barlev that a Nazi fugitive known as Hassan Abu-Sharif, formerly the SS officer Hans Stettner, was involved in the murder of the parents and the kidnapping of the children. He visited Stettner; Stettner and Anton's father, Otto Nagil, were colleagues in the SS. Through a collaborator of Israeli's Shin Bet (secret service), he discovered where the children were held captive. He was also informed that the children were terribly mistreated, three-year-old Esther repeatedly hurt by the Mukthar Abu al-Adhami from the village of Bani Na'im. For Anton it became no longer a mission of getting information but to rescue the children. This he did and brought them safely to Jerusalem and the Hadassah Hospital. In the hospital, David and Esther were visited by Hanna; and when she mentioned that she was the wife of the man who rescued them, they wished to be visited by the "man."
After the children had been healed and returned to Kfar Etzion, they were despondent and only wished to live with Hanna and the man. Anton and Hanna were then able to adopt David and Esther.
This is how the Nagil family suddenly became a family of six. Amal, of course, was happy to be a grandmother to three children.
While Anton lived with his mother, Rosemarie, in Munich, he visited his family in Jerusalem every month for a long weekend and also on holidays besides his month vacation. It was only a four-hour flight from Munich to Tel Aviv.
Of course, five-year-old Erica wished very much to meet the children of Uncle Anton and did so when the Klausners visited Jerusalem or the Nagil family came to Munich.
There were many visits by the Klausners to the Nagils and vis-à-vis. And over the years Anton and Max held many sessions discussing astronomy and physics.
Here is one important discussion as it gave Max the idea for a death ray.
The subject was the atom, and Anton suggested that scientists really don't understand what an atom is composed of.
"Well, Anton, with the exception of hydrogen, all atoms are composed of the nuclei of protons and neutrons, orbited by the electrons, simple enough."
"While this is true, it is the construction of the atom that is the puzzle. The nucleus, while only a tiny part of the atom, contains most of its mass, right?"
"In fact, the nucleus, which resides in the center of the atom, is so small that the sphere of the atom is a hundred thousand times bigger."
"That is true, with the electrons circling or let's say orbiting the nucleus in a quantum unknown orbit. The electrons are so small that their mass cannot be given and their energy described in electron volts."
"Am I correct to visualize the atom like an astrodome-type structure but fully rounded, with the nucleus presented by a—well, let's say—by a peanut?"
"Hugely enlarged—I guess that would be a proper description."
"Now tell me, Max, when we look at a bar of iron or similar substance or any solid element, what are we seeing?"
Max laughed. "Of course a bar of iron."
"Wait a minute. With all the empty space an atom is composed of—and we certainly can never see the speeding electrons—are we then looking at a multitude of nuclei?"
"It is the reflection of a multitude of iron atoms we see, held together in a crystalline configuration."
"Tell me, Max, are the atoms little spheres or what?"
"Yes and no. Single atoms we must visualize as tiny spheres; when bound together with other like atoms, like in your bar of iron, they may change appearance especially when in this crystalline form and exchanging electrons."
"But even then, if no longer a true sphere, would it be correct to say that each iron atom still has this massive nucleus with this huge empty space around it?"
"Yes, that would be correct."
"The space around each nucleus a hundred thousand times bigger. Yes? Then, even if you have billions of atoms, like in an iron bar, with all the empty space within each atom, we should be able to stick a finger right through this iron bar, and I still ask, what are we really seeing? Is it a reflection of the nuclei?"
"Ah, Anton, you are asking difficult questions, and I should know the answers, but I don't have one except to say that with billions of atoms in togetherness we can see the solid."
"I look at this problem and compare it with our solar system. The sun the nucleus, with the planets orbiting like the electrons. Our nearest star is Alpha Centauri, with lots of space between our sun and Centauri, other nearby stars in every direction. There was a debate a long time ago with some astronomers saying that with stars in every point of view, the sky should be luminous, night as bright as daytime. But it is the distance between stars that prevents that. The same with atoms, it is the distance of empty space between one nucleus and the next one. We should not see anything, yet we do. I saw once pictures of atoms. In 1998, Don Eiger controlled thirty-five xenon atoms and arranged them to spell IBM, then took a picture of it with an electron microscope. Each atom was shown as a nebulous outline of a pearl. How is that possible? Unless each atom is visible because ..."
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Table of Contents
Chapter I Inspector Anton Nagil And Professor Max Klausner, 1,
Chapter II The Invention Of The Death Ray, 10,
Chapter III The Force Of Three, 16,
Chapter IV The Dacha Meeting, 19,
Chapter V The First Manifesto, 38,
Chapter VI The Second Manifesto, 51,
Chapter VII International Conferences, 61,
Chapter VIII The Force Of Three Continues Its Work, 74,
Chapter IX The Third Manifesto, 83,
Chapter X Jedwabne, Poland, 96,
Chapter XI Justice In Kovno, 101,
Chapter XII Sinmiae, Estonia, 113,
Chapter XIII Manifesto IV Of The World Tribunal Death To The Terrorists, 122,
Chapter XIV Meetings Of The Enemy, 128,
Chapter XV Christmas At The Russian Dacha, 137,
Chapter XVI Traffickers, Extremists, Terrorists, 145,
Chapter XVII Manifesto V Of The World Tribunal, 188,
Chapter XVIII Special Investigator Andreas Vogel Of The Bka, 224,
Chapter XIX The End Of The Worlld Tribunal, 253,
Chapter XX A Tragedy, 266,
Chapter XXI Finis, 284,