* Chossudovsky: HAARP & Weather Warfare *


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Weather Warfare: Beware the US military¹s experiments with climatic warfare

ŒClimatic warfare¹ has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.

By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

Global Research, December 7, 2007
The Ecologist, December 2007

"HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction, capable of destabilising agricultural 
and ecological systems globally."

"ŒClimatic warfare¹ potentially threatens the future of humanity, but has 
casually been excluded from the reports for which the IPCC received the 2007 
Nobel Peace Prize."

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Rarely acknowledged in the debate on global climate change, the world¹s 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 Œforms of climatic warfare 
as yet unimagined¹. 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 ­ ŒStar Wars¹. 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.

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.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 Œfriendly nations¹ without their knowledge, 
used to destabilise 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.

HAARP was developed as part of an Anglo- American partnership between Raytheon 
Corporation, which owns the HAARP patents, and British Aerospace Systems (BAES).

The HAARP project is one among several collaborative ventures in advanced 
weapons systems between the two defence giants. The HAARP project was initiated 
in 1992 by Advanced Power Technologies, Inc. (APTI), a subsidiary of Atlantic 
Richfield Corporation (ARCO). APTI (including the HAARP patents) was sold by 
ARCO to E-Systems Inc, in 1994. E-Systems, on contract to the CIA and US 
Department of Defense, outfitted the ŒDoomsday Plan¹, which Œallows the 
President to manage a nuclear war¹. Subsequently acquired by Raytheon 
Corporation, it is among the largest intelligence contractors in the World.

BAES was involved in the development of the advanced stage of the HAARP antenna 
array under a 2004 contract with the Office of Naval Research. The installation 
of 132 high frequency transmitters was entrusted by BAES to its US subsidiary, 
BAE Systems Inc. The project, according to a July report in Defense News, was 
undertaken by BAES¹s Electronic Warfare division. In September it received 
DARPA¹s top award for technical achievement for the design, construction and 
activation of the HAARP array of antennas.

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 militarisation of space. One would expect the antennas already to 
have been subjected to routine testing.

Under the UNFCCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a 
mandate Œto assess scientific, technical and socioeconomic information relevant 
for the understanding of climate change¹. This mandate includes environmental 
warfare. ŒGeo-engineering¹ 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. ŒClimatic warfare¹ potentially threatens the future of 
humanity, but has casually been excluded from the reports for which the IPCC 
received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

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