Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Man Shaking the Tree

Remember Move Over, God? No, didn't think so. Well, it was a link to a story about how the US has been experimenting with weather control techniques (also known as geoengineering) since the late 1940's: primarily, and unsurprisingly, for militaristic purposes. The source for that story was a 2005 radio interview with Ben Livingstone, a Naval cloud physicist. Livingstone had been involved in US geoengineering projects since the 1960's and had personally flown on 265 missions into hurricanes and was involved in various projects in Vietnam, including increasing rainfall (called 'cloud-seeding') to impede the enemy. Following Hurricane Katrina, Livingstone went on record saying he was 'most disgusted' with US authorities, knowing, as he did, that the impact of the storm could have been minimised.

Well, I've just come across a new article about this by Prof Michel Chossudovsky called Weather Warfare: Beware the US military’s experiments with climatic warfare. It has the subtitle ‘Climatic warfare’ has been excluded from the agenda on climate change. According to US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report, Chossudovsky says, US weather-modification cabilities extend to the 'triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes', and can also be used to 'generate precipitation, fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather'. This technology has both offensive and defensive uses, and can also be used as a deterant.
Chussodovsky also talks about the HAARP Programme, established in 1992, an array of high powered antenna's in Alsaka that transmit massive amounts of energy into the atmosphere.
"Rosalie Bertell, president of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health, says HAARP operates as ‘a gigantic heater that can cause major disruptions in the ionosphere [the upper layer of atmosphere], creating not just holes, but long incisions in the protective layer that keeps deadly radiation from bombarding the planet’."
HAARP is intended to be used, says Chossudovsky, for the 'unthinkable'. That is, 'the covert manipulation of weather patterns, communications and electric power systems as a weapon of global warfare, enabling the US to disrupt and dominate entire regions.' If that wasn't disturbing enough, Chossudovsky also points out that such technology could be used to destabilise economies, ecosystems and agriculture. Just think about it: the Military Industrial Complex having the ability to covertly destroy (for instance) crops in other countries...
HAARP is an Anglo-American project funded by Raytheon Corporation, the US Air Force, and British Aerospace Systems (BAE - the worlds third largest defence contractor).
The very existence of this technology raises a lot of questions. Not least of which, as Chossudovsky says in his article: why isn't any of this mentioned by the media in regard to 'climate change' and 'global warming'? Could this technology hasten 'global warning'? Or halt it? And I don't know about you, but I'm not entirely sure that I trust these people to use this technology responsibly...

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