from GlobalResearch Website
Rarely acknowledged in the debate on
global climate change, the world’s weather can now be modified as
part of a new generation of sophisticated electromagnetic weapons.
Both the US and Russia have developed capabilities to manipulate the
climate for military use.
US mathematician John von Neumann, in liaison with the US Department of Defense, started his research on weather modification in the late 1940s at the height of the Cold War and foresaw ‘forms of climatic warfare as yet unimagined’.
During the Vietnam war, cloud-seeding techniques were
used, starting in 1967 under Project Popeye, the objective of
which was to prolong the monsoon season and block enemy supply
routes along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The technology, which is being perfected
under the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program
(HAARP), is an appendage of the Strategic Defense Initiative
- ‘Star Wars’. From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of
mass destruction, operating from the outer atmosphere and
capable of destabilizing agricultural and ecological systems around
In 1977, an international Convention was ratified by the UN General Assembly which banned,
It defined ‘environmental modification techniques’ as,
While the substance of the 1977 Convention was reasserted in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, debate on weather modification for military use has become a scientific taboo. Military analysts are mute on the subject.
Meteorologists are not investigating the matter and environmentalists are focused on greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.
Neither is the possibility of climatic
or environmental manipulations as part of a military and
intelligence agenda, while tacitly acknowledged, part of the broader
debate on climate change under UN auspices.
Their construction was funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Operated jointly by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of Naval Research, HAARP constitutes a system of powerful antennas capable of creating ‘controlled local modifications of the ionosphere’.
According to its official website, www.haarp.alaska.edu, HAARP will be used,
HAARP Program, Alaska
But Rosalie Bertell, president of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health, says HAARP operates as,
Physicist Dr Bernard Eastlund called it ‘the largest ionospheric
heater ever built’. HAARP is presented by the US Air Force as a
research program, but military documents confirm its main objective
is to ‘induce ionospheric modifications’ with a view to altering
weather patterns and disrupting communications and radar.
An analysis of statements emanating from the US Air Force points to the unthinkable: 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.
Weather manipulation is the pre-emptive weapon par excellence. It can be directed against enemy countries or ‘friendly nations’ without their knowledge, used to destabilize economies, ecosystems and agriculture. It can also trigger havoc in financial and commodity markets.
The disruption in agriculture creates a greater dependency on food aid and imported grain staples from the US and other Western countries.
The HAARP system is fully operational and in many regards dwarfs existing conventional and strategic weapons systems.
While there is
no firm evidence of its use for military purposes, Air Force
documents suggest HAARP is an integral part of the militarization
of space. One would expect the antennas already to have been
subjected to routine testing.
This mandate includes environmental warfare. ‘Geo-engineering’ is acknowledged, but the underlying military applications are neither the object of policy analysis or scientific research in the thousands of pages of IPCC reports and supporting documents, based on the expertise and input of some 2,500 scientists, policymakers and environmentalists.
‘Climatic warfare’ potentially threatens the future of humanity, but has casually been excluded from the reports for which the IPCC received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.