By Arjun Walia
Hugo Chavez was the 64th president of Venezuela and a politician for many years before that, and he served as president for 14 years, until his death in March of 2013. The official story is that he died in a military hospital following a severe heart attack, but others have suggested that the United States government may have played a role — an accusation quickly and vehemently denied by the U.S. State Department.
Chavez was known for speaking his mind and stirring up controversy, which is one reason why people speculate about his death. His comments regarding the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 were particularly direct; he claimed that the United States Navy induced the Haiti Earthquake using a weather weapon, accusing the United States of “playing God.” A Spanish newspaper quoted Chavez as saying that “the US Navy launched a weapon capable of inducing a powerful earthquake off the shore of Haiti. This time, it was only a drill, and the final target is destroying and taking over Iran.” (source)
When I first came across this comment about Iran, I was immediately reminded of a similar accusation made by Four Star U.S. General Wesley Clark Made, who revealed plans by the United States to invade several countries — a plan which would end with the invasion of Iran. You can see the video here.
This isn’t just crazy talk. Chavez had a long military career, and was well respected in his work. He’s also not the only person to suggest that the United States is, and has been, manipulating and controlling the weather for years.
For example, in 2010, then-president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the U.S.’s High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) was responsible for the devastating floods in Pakistan, and that Western countries have been causing drought in various parts of the world, including Iran.
According to The Telegraph, Ahmadinejad emphasized that “according to reports on climate, whose accuracy has been verified, European countries are using equipment to force clouds to dump their water on their continent,” and are “prevent[ing] rain clouds from reaching regional countries, including Iran.” (source)
Renowned Pakistani columnist Nusrat Mirza accused the U.S. of artificially causing the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, calling the radiation leaks resulting from damage to nuclear plants the U.S.’s “second nuclear attack” on the Japanese nation. He argued that the March earthquake was artificially caused by the U.S. X-37B spaceplane just six days after it was launched. (source)
Weather Modification Is No Conspiracy Theory
Weather modification is far from a conspiracy theory, as Professor Michel Chossudovsky, the University of Ottawa’s Emeritus Professor of Economics, tells usin an article he wrote for The Ecologist several years ago:
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.
Environmental modification techniques have been applied by the US military for more than half a century. 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 US military has developed advanced capabilities that enable it selectively to alter weather patterns. 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 destabilising agricultural and ecological systems around the world.
Weather-modification, according to the US Air Force document AF 2025 Final Report, “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025,” “offers the war fighter a wide-range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary” which include the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts, and earthquakes. It goes on to explain the value such technology holds for military operations:
Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally. . . . It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog and storms on earth or to modify space weather . . . and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of [military] technologies.
The report also provides details of governmental spraying schedules, chemical orders, and correct nomenclature used in airline operating manuals. It provides support for its notion of “heavy involvement of governments at the top level in climate control projects.”
In 2007, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published a statement that included “Guidelines for the Planning of Weather Modification Activities.” Acknowledging that the modern technology of weather modification began in the 1940s, it notes is still “an emerging technology.” The document states that “in recent years there has been a decline in the support for weather modification research, and a tendency to move directly into operational projects.” It makes no mention of military application, however.
Obtained from the NASA archives, a document prepared for the Interdepartmental Committee For Atmospheric Sciences by Homer E. Newell, a mathematics professor and author who became a powerful United States government science administrator with NASA, also outlines weather modification efforts, successes, and recommendations for future applications. Bear in mind, this was over 50 years ago.
In 2010, Dr. Arnold Vermeeren, an assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology in the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, compiled a 300-page history of weather modification programs titled “CASE ORANGE: Contrail Science, Its Impact on Climate and Weather Manipulation Programs Conducted by the United States and Its Allies.” It was prepared for the Belfort Group by a team of scientists but presented anonymously, then sent to embassies, news organizations, and interested groups around the world “to force public debate.” It is another great document to look if you want more information.
In November of 1978, The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation argued in a report that this is a ‘National Security‘ issue. This is important because, in the United States, whenever something becomes a ‘national security issue’ it is immediately classified and hidden from public eye. Some historians estimate that the United Stats classifies up to half a billion documents every single year. It’s well known that the CIA and other government organizations and, as the quote below states, Federal agencies are involved in these programs.
According to the report:
In addition to specific research programs sponsored by Federal agencies, there are other functions related to weather modification which are performed in several places in the executive branch. Various Federal advisory panels and committees and their staffs – established to conduct in-depth studies and prepare comprehensive reports, to provide advice or recommendations, or to coordinate Federal weather modification programs – have been housed and supported within executive departments, agencies, or offices.
Rosalind Peterson, President and Co-Founder of the Agriculture Defense Coalition (ADC) and an ex-United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) employee, made this statement at a 2007 United Nations hearing on global warming:
One of the things that is affected by climate change is agriculture, but some of what we are seeing is manmade, but manmade in a different way than you may guess. Weather modification programs, experimental ones done by private companies, done by the US government, done by states across the United States, are underway; there’s more than 50 of them in operation across the United States. All of these impact agriculture because they change the micro-climates needed for agriculture to survive. None of these programs that I know of today, and this all public record, are available at anytime with oversight. . . . International corporations are modifying our weather all the time, and they’re modifying it in ways that cover thousands and thousands of square miles. Most of it is chemically altered, so that what happens is that we are putting chemicals, ground based chemicals that are shot into the air, or chemicals coming from airplanes, that change and modify our weather. (source)
A couple of months ago, HRH Princess Basmah Bint Saud, the daughter of King Saud and an active humanitarian, compared geoengineering science and programs to weapons of mass destruction, arguing that their implementation is like setting off a bomb without the nuclear explosion. I wrote an article about it, also outlining how geo-engineering proposals are now part of mainstream academic science.
For example, If we look at SPICE, a United Kingdom government funded geoengineering research project that collaborates with the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, and Bristol, some of the proposed particles to spray in the air include:
- Sulphate/Sulphuric Acid/Sulphur Dioxide
- Silicon Carbide
- Calcium Carbonate
- Zinc Oxide
They refer to it as Solar Radiation Management, and the idea is to spray these chemicals into the atmosphere in order to combat the effects of global warming by deflecting them away from Earth’s surface. In mainstream academic circles, there is still a harsh resistance to the idea that the manipulation of our climate and weather is and actually has happened, but with all of the documentation and statements given from various people who are ‘in the know,’ this is hard to believe.
What is happening is not ‘open’ and transparent to the public, which is very concerning. I’ll leave you with this final statement given to us by M. Granger Morgan, the head professor of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University:
I want to reiterate what John said, which is I think that any research in this area needs to be open. I think it would be truly disastrous if, you know, we discovered a few years from now that there was a “black program” that some government had stood-up to sort of learn on-the-quiet how to do this. . . .
We do stuff in the stratosphere all the time, of course, and so it’s not as though the stratosphere is absolutely pristine. But you don’t want to have people going off and doing things that involve large radiative forcings; or go on for extended periods; or, for that matter, provide lots of reactive surfaces that could result in significant ozone destruction. (source)
There is much more evidence out there, but I wanted to offer a small sample of research to inform readers about these programs and to make clear why arguments made by Chavez and others are not only plausible, but quite sound. Even if you don’t believe the United States is using this technology for ill intent, all of this information at least begs the question, why isn’t geoengineering and climate control a topic of discussion/interest at major climate summits?
“The debate on climate change does not acknowledge the role of climatic warfare, namely the deliberate manipulation of climate for military use.
“HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, capable of destabilising agricultural and ecological systems globally.”
“‘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.” It has also been excluded from the November 2015 Paris Climate Summit.”
– Professor Michel Chossudovsky (source)
Source: Collective Evolution