Viewpoint: Is someone playing the HAARP?

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A good deal of blowing and crowing occurred about the recent G8 summit in Scotland. Much of the media attention stemmed from the fact that President George W. Bush finally admitted that, yes, it appears human activity has something to do with this thing called global warming.

Still, when it came to actually embracing the Kyoto Treaty, which aims at cutting emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, Mr. Bush remained loyal to ExxonMobil and the rest of the oil industry and stayed intransigent.

The president repeated his claim that signing on to limitations of the treaty would damage the U.S. economy. The Delta Farm Press reported Mr. Bush said: “I recognize that the surface of the Earth is warmer, and that an increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans is contributing to the problem.” But, he said, “I think there is a better way forward, getting beyond Kyoto” to agreements that impose no restrictions on the signatories.

ExxonMobil, according to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, on July 12 became the target of a national boycott. The group launched a protest movement Web site titled “”

The oil company denied impeding research on climate change and said it is developing technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

I expect the president has noticed, as many of us have, that hurricanes, floods, fires and other weather-related calamities appear to be on the increase. Is global warming a possible causative factor?

Scientists are split on that issue; some say no, some say yes. The latter group contends climate change is a significant factor, and we will see it produce even more such weather disasters.

National Public Radio reported that the increase in hurricanes is just the start of a 30-year cycle where such storms will become more prevalent.

More discussion of global warming is scheduled in London in early November. Let’s hope it produces more than just hot air that might contribute to the Caribbean cycle.

While most of the talk about this issue centers on other greenhouse gases, that’s not the whole story about climate change. Here’s something to speculate about: up in Alaska, at Gakoma, a little settlement back in the bush (no pun intended), a huge array of radio antennas is in operation.

This assembly is not meant to receive signals primarily, but to send them out. The array is called the High-frequency, Active Aural Research Program, popularly known as “HAARP.” It’s operation is a joint project of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. One major significance about HAARP is that it has the ability to manipulate the world’s climate. Both we and the Russians have this ability and, in our case at least, it is fully operational.

The Defense Department and the two service branches would have us believe that HAARP is merely a scientific program to study the ionosphere and learn more about its behavior. HAARP has been in Alaska since 1993.

The Russian counterpart, with the odd name Woodpecker ELF system, is located in “Sura, Goriky, Monchegorsk and Dushanbe (Tadzhikistan)” according to a December, 1991 Alaska Daily News article.

Interfax News Agency and Pravda reported in 2002 that the Russian parliament, the Duma, had concerns about HAARP, which supposedly had extensions in Norway and Greenland.

The Pravda article stated: “A lot of specialists and scientists believe that unpredictable natural disasters and several man-caused catastrophes that struck Europe and Asia in the summer of the year 2002 say that there might be certain global reasons that caused them all. First and foremost, it goes about a possibility of secret geophysical weapon tests. Those tests were either secret or unauthorized. The Russian Federation State Duma spent almost a year, considering the global threat of the HAARP program. The Duma finally prepared two addresses: to President Putin and to the UN, international organizations, parliaments and governments of all countries, to the scientific community of the world, as well as to mass media.”

The Alaska Daily News article on HAARP also stated: “Western pre-HAARP ionospheric heating systems are located in Tromso, Norway; Arecibo, Puerto Rico; near Fairbanks, Alaska; and at Platteville, Colorado. These systems together with the Russian Woodpecker Tesla Magnifying Transmitters, have created a severe alteration of global weather patterns — beginning in 1976, but intensifying through the 1980s and 1990s, as more ELF transmitters were constructed.”

On its Web site, HAARP spokesmen state: “The HAARP facility will be used for basic and applied research related to the study of the Earth’s ionosphere. It is not designed to be an operational system for military purposes. Administratively, HAARP is restricted to operate only on a ‘not to interfere’ basis and is classified as an experimental station in the spectrum certification document.” HAARP will share certain frequencies with commercial users.

Professor Michel Chossudovsky of the University of Ottawa states flatly that this array is part of a weapons system that has both benign and military purposes.

Chossudovsky is a member of several research organizations including the Geopolitical Drug Watch and the International People’s Health Council. He has been an economic adviser to governments of a number of developing countries. He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty: Impact of IMF and World Bank Reforms (1997).

His Web site contains an article he wrote in 2000: “Center for Global Research.” In that article, Chossudovsky stated: “Recent scientific evidence suggests that HAARP is fully operational and has the ability of potentially triggering floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes. From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction. Potentially, it constitutes an instrument of conquest capable of selectively destabilizing agricultural and ecological systems of entire regions.” That information was gleaned from internal documents of the Air Force, Navy and the Department of Defense.

Pretty scary thought, huh? Yet, neither the U.N., nor our government or anybody else I’m aware of, is discussing the issue of “environmental warfare” or “weather war” along with the debate on the climatic effects of greenhouse gases.

A good deal of information and history exists on this concept, but no official agency has thought it germane to understanding climate change. In his article, Professor Chossudovsky quotes Dr. Rosalie Bertell, a renowned climate scientist.

She is a Canadian nun and member of the U.S.–Canada International Joint Commission . Dr. Bertell also is a member of the International Medical Commission and investigated the disasters at Bhopal, India and Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union.

Dr. Bertell said: “U.S. military scientists are working on weather systems as a potential weapon. The methods include the enhancing of storms and the diverting of vapor rivers in the Earth’s atmosphere to produce targeted droughts or floods.”

In the 1970s, National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, in his book Between Two Ages, wrote: “Technology will make available, to the leaders of major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of the security forces need be appraised. Techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm.”

HAARP is but one part of a generation of sophisticated new weapons being created under the Strategic Defense Initiative, popularly called “Star Wars.” Dr. Bertell said the program would be presented to the public as a missile defense system while the more gullible would be told it was intended to repair the ozone layer.

The government Web site says: “When it is completed, the HAARP IRI [Ionosphere Research Instrument] will consist of 180 antennas on a total land area of about 23 acres. The final facility will have a total transmitter power of about 3,600 kilowatts. This is the last phase of the project and is the maximum size that was approved and the maximum size that can be constructed
in accordance with the Environmental Impact Process.”

Dr. Nicholas Begich, who with Jeane Manning wrote a book titled Angels Don’t Play This HAARP, described the instrument as: “A super-powerful radiowave-beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere [the upper layer of the atmosphere] by focusing a beam and heating those areas. Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth and penetrate everything, living and dead.”

Dr. Begich has been pursuing independent research in the sciences and politics for most of his adult life. He holds a doctorate in traditional medicine and is editor of Earthpulse Flashpoints, a new-science book series. He is well known in Alaska for his political activities.

Jeane Manning is the founder of the New Energy Movement and author of The Coming Energy Revolutions and Energie.

Chossudovsky’s article also quotes Dr. Bertell as terming HAARP “a gigantic heater that can cause major disruption in the ionosphere, creating not just holes, but long incisions in the protective layer that keeps deadly radiation from bombarding the planet.”

Dr. Bertell further stated: “It (HAARP) is related to 50 years of intensive and increasingly destructive programs to understand and control the upper atmosphere. It would be rash not to associate HAARP with the space laboratory construction, which is separately being planned by the United States. The military implications of combining these projects are alarming.”

HAARP grew out of research into electromagnetic energy by Nikola Tesla in 1886. When Tesla died in 1946, his notes and sketches were seized by the FBI.

Manipulating the weather is not the only function of this cute little toy. If the government so desired, command posts in the U.S. could destabilize entire economies through using climate manipulation and the target nation would not know it was happening. It also would not require the use of large numbers of troops and big amounts of equipment.

HAARP also could adversely affect agricultural and ecological systems. The weapon additionally can affect the Earth’s electro-magnetic field. Dr. Begich, in his book, says: “HAARP could conribute to climate change by intensively bombarding the atmosphere with high-frequency rays. Returning low-frequency waves at high-intensity could affect people’s brains, and effects on tectonic movements [earthquakes] cannot be ruled out.”

Will this project create any health hazards for humans? The government says: “The health and safety of the public (and of the scientific researchers who will be present at the site) has been a primary focus in the design of the HAARP ICI. There are no locations on-site where the electromagnetic fields exceed safety standards for radio frequency exposure. In fact, EM fields measured at the closest public access to the site are lower than those existing in many urban environments.”

Author James Shannon said all participants in designing the HAARP project are part of a large partnership of government, the military and a number of private corporations that form defense intelligence contractual networks. The original owner of HAARP technology was ARCO oil company.

Shannon said Begich and Manning managed to view several documents that came out of secret meetings between federal civilian officials and the U.S. Military.

Some other uses of this antenna array: to wipe out an enemy’s communications while keeping our own working; to furnish a wide-area earth-penetrating tomography to verify nuclear non-proliferation and treaties; to probe for oil and gas deposits and other minerals; and to detect incoming aircraft or missiles.

Some Alaskans are not impressed with all this hi-tech monkey business. Barbara Zickuhr, a very pragmatic woman, told Dr. Begich: “They’re like boys playing with a sharp stick, finding a sleeping bear, and poking it in the butt to see what’s going to happen.”

Scientist Paul Schaefer, quoted in Begich’s book, says: “One look at the weather should tell us that we are on the wrong path.”

From the July 27-Aug. 2, 2005, issue

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