October 2008 journalism described how a submarine was raised from the waters of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, decades after cooking stoves were used to support a small business building (and then rust) in the marshlands of Stuart, FL; decades after the Chowchilla incident in California; and many decades after the vessel itself had actually failed to surface.
The slow pace of recovery efforts with regard to the manned submarine remain a mystery unless the a certain type of query process can be eleucidated -- that query process including young (and the very young) minor-age citizens who often have no idea what major political issues must be decided until....decades after the first queries.
In other words, asking innocent children to decide the course of major decisionmaking is one cultural ploy that should be publicly exposed as an active operational rationale that more often than not has 'no action' as a result when those children cannot/do not understand what has happened, nor what the options are when action is required. 'The blood of innocents" refers to both bloodline/lineages/royalty responsible about the uses of unique inventions (such as the submarine) and to the sometimes deadly effects of purposeful adult query directed toward children, also using children as 'mouthpieces' to communicate with their peers.
Quarrels with 'royalty' about how the devices have failed, the guilt of acquisition parties, and lack of real knowledge about actual intended usages versus exploration motives make complicated politics that should not burden the young whose only responses might include "What's a submarine?" as the clock ticks on the wall to both the submerged crew members and all other machine-age human populations. That children are the only innocents among us capable of a humane response is a belief that should be subject to reality checks, as if people die only because they become more and more guilty.