cj#1161> Chossudovsky re: NWO Climate Warfare & HAARP


Richard Moore

Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 16:11:50 -0600 (CST)
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     It's not only greenhouse gas emissions: 
             Washington's new world order weapons 
             have the ability to trigger climate change

 By Michael Chossudovsky
     Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa and TFF
     associate, author of The Globalization of Poverty, second
     edition, Common Courage Press
     The important debate on global warming under UN
     auspices provides but a partial picture of climate change;
     in addition to the devastating impacts of greenhouse gas
     emissions on the ozone layer, the World's climate can now be
     modified as part of a new generation of sophisticated
     "non-lethal weapons." Both the Americans and the Russians
     have developed capabilities to manipulate the World's
     In the US, the technology is being perfected under the
     High-frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP) as part
     of the ("Star Wars") Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI).
     Recent scientific evidence suggests that HAARP is fully
     operational and has the ability of potentially triggering
     floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes.
        HAARP is a mass destructive weapons 
    - not part of any negotiations
     From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass
     destruction. Potentially, it constitutes an instrument of
     conquest capable of selectively destabilising agricultural
     and ecological systems of entire regions.
     While there is no evidence that this deadly technology
     has been used, surely the United Nations should be
     addressing the issue of "environmental warfare" alongside
     the debate on the climatic impacts of greenhouse gases.
     Despite a vast body of scientific knowledge, the issue of
     deliberate climatic manipulations for military use has never
     been explicitly part of the UN agenda on climate change.
     Neither the official delegations nor the environmental
     action groups participating in the Hague Conference on
     Climate Change (CO6) (November 2000) have raised the broad
     issue of "weather warfare" or "environmental modification
     techniques (ENMOD)" as relevant to an understanding of
     climate change.
     The clash between official negotiators, environmentalists
     and American business lobbies has centered on Washington's
     outright refusal to abide by commitments on carbon dioxide
     reduction targets under the 1997 Kyoto protocol.(1) The
     impacts of military technologies on the World's climate are
     not an object of discussion or concern. Narrowly confined to
     greenhouse gases, the ongoing debate on climate change
     serves Washington's strategic and defense objectives.
        "Weather warfare"
     World renowned scientist Dr. Rosalie Bertell
     confirms that "US 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
     Already in the 1970s, former National Security advisor
     Zbigniew Brzezinski had foreseen in his book
     "Between Two Ages" that:
     "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. "
     Marc Filterman, a former French military officer,
     outlines several types of "unconventional weapons" using
     radio frequencies. He refers to "weather war," indicating
     that the U.S. and the Soviet Union had already "mastered the
     know-how needed to unleash sudden climate changes
     (hurricanes, drought) in the early 1980s." (3) These
     technologies make it "possible to trigger atmospheric
     disturbances by using Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radar
     [waves]." (4)
     A simulation study of future defense "scenarios"
     commissioned for the US Air Force calls for: "US aerospace
     forces to 'own the weather' by capitalizing on emerging
     technologies and focusing development of those technologies
     to war-fighting applications." From enhancing friendly
     operations or disrupting those of the enemy via small-scale
     tailoring of natural weather patterns to complete dominance
     of global communications and counterspace control,
     weather-modification offers the war fighter a wide-range of
     possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary. In the
     United States, weather-modification will likely become a
     part of national security policy with both domestic and
     international applications. Our government will pursue such
     a policy, depending on its interests, at various levels. (5)
        The high-frequency active aural research program -

     The High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP)
     based in Gokoma Alaska --jointly managed by the US Air Force
     and the US Navy-- is part of a new generation of
     sophisticated weaponry under the US Strategic Defense
     Initiative (SDI). Operated by the Air Force Research
     Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate, HAARP constitutes a
     system of powerful antennas capable of creating "controlled
     local modifications of the ionosphere".
     Scientist Dr. Nicholas Begich --actively involved
     in the public campaign against HAARP-- describes HAARP as:
     "A super-powerful radiowave-beaming technology that lifts
     areas of the ionosphere (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." (6)
     Dr. Rosalie Bertell depicts HAARP as "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." (7)
        Misleading public opinion
     HAARP has been presented to public opinion as a program
     of scientific and academic research. US military documents
     seem to suggest, however, that HAARP's main objective is to
     "exploit the ionosphere for Department of Defense purposes."
     (8) Without explicitly referring to the HAARP program, a US
     Air Force study points to the use of "induced ionospheric
     modifications" as a means of altering weather patterns as
     well as disrupting enemy communications and radar.(9)
     According to Dr. Rosalie Bertell, HAARP is part of
     a integrated weapons' system, which has potentially
     devastating environmental consequences: "It is related to
     fifty 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. HAARP is an integral part of a long
     history of space research and development of a deliberate
     military nature.
     The military implications of combining these projects is
     alarming. The ability of the HAARP / Spacelab/ rocket
     combination to deliver very large amount of energy,
     comparable to a nuclear bomb, anywhere on earth via laser
     and particle beams, are frightening. The project is likely
     to be "sold" to the public as a space shield against
     incoming weapons, or, for the more gullible, a device for
     repairing the ozone layer. (10)
     In addition to weather manipulation, HAARP has a number
     of related uses: "HAARP could contribute to climate change
     by intensively bombarding the atmosphere with high-frequency
     rays. Returning low-frequency waves at high intensity could
     also affect people's brains, and effects on tectonic
     movements cannot be ruled out. (11).
     More generally, HAARP has the ability of modifying the
     World's electro-magnetic field. It is part of an arsenal of
     "electronic weapons" which US military researchers consider
     a "gentler and kinder warfare". (12)
        Weapons of the new world order
     HAARP is part of the weapons arsenal of the New World
     Order under the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). From
     military command points in the US, entire national economies
     could potentially be destabilized through climatic
     manipulations. More importantly, the latter can be
     implemented without the knowledge of the enemy, at minimal
     cost and without engaging military personnel and equipment
     as in a conventional war. The use of HAARP -- if it were to
     be applied-- could have potentially devastating impacts on
     the World's climate.
     Responding to US economic and strategic interests, it
     could be used to selectively modify climate in different
     parts of the World resulting in the destabilization of
     agricultural and ecological systems. It is also worth noting
     that the US Department of Defense has allocated substantial
     resources to the development of intelligence and monitoring
     systems on weather changes. NASA and the Department of
     Defense's National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) are
     working on "imagery for studies of flooding, erosion,
     land-slide hazards, earthquakes, ecological zones, weather
     forecasts, and climate change" with data relayed from
     According to the Framework Convention on Climate Change
     (UNFCCC) signed at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de
     "States have, in accordance with the Charter of the
     United Nations and the principles of international law, the
     responsibility to ensure that activities within their
     jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the
     environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of
     national jurisdiction." (14). It is also worth recalling
     that an international Convention ratified by the UN General
     Assembly in 1997 bans "military or other hostile use of
     environmental modification techniques having widespread,
     long-lasting or severe effects." (15) Both the US and the
     Soviet Union were signatories to the Convention. The
     Convention defines "environmental modification techniques"
     as referring to any technique for changing--through the
     deliberate manipulation of natural processes--the dynamics,
     composition or structure of the earth, including its biota,
     lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere or of outer space."
     (16) Why then did the UN --disregarding the 1977 ENMOD
     Convention as well as its own charter-- decide to exclude
     from its agenda climatic changes resulting from military
        European Parliament acknowledges impact of HAARP
     In February 1998, responding to a report of Mrs. Maj
     Britt Theorin --Swedish MEP and longtime peace advocate--,
     the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs,
     Security and Defense Policy held public hearings in Brussels
     on the HAARP program.(17) The Committee's "Motion for
     Resolution" submitted to the European Parliament: "Considers
     HAARP by virtue of its far-reaching impact on the
     environment to be a global concern and calls for its legal,
     ecological and ethical implications to be examined by an
     international independent body; [the Committee]
     regrets the repeated refusal of the United States
     Administration to give evidence to the public hearing into
     the environmental and public risks [of] the HAARP
     program." (18.)
     The Committee's request to draw up a "Green Paper" on
     "the environmental impacts of military activities", however,
     was casually dismissed on the grounds that the European
     Commission lacks the required jurisdiction to delve into
     "the links between environment and defense". (19) Brussels
     was anxious to avoid a showdown with Washington.
        Fully operational
     While there is no concrete evidence of HAARP having been
     used, scientific findings suggest that it is at present
     fully operational. What this means is that HAARP could
     potentially be applied by the US military to selectively
     modify the climate of an "unfriendly nation" or "rogue
     state" with a view to destabilizing its national economy.
     Agricultural systems in both developed and developing
     countries are already in crisis as a result of New World
     Order policies including market deregulation, commodity
     dumping, etc. Amply documented, IMF and World Bank "economic
     medicine" imposed on the Third World and the countries of
     the former Soviet block has largely contributed to the
     destabilization of domestic agriculture. In turn, the
     provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have
     supported the interests of a handful of Western agri-biotech
     conglomerates in their quest to impose genetically modified
     (GMO) seeds on farmers throughout the World.
     It is important to understand the linkage between the
     economic, strategic and military processes of the New World
     Order. In the above context, climatic manipulations under
     the HAARP program (whether accidental or deliberate) would
     inevitably exacerbate these changes by weakening national
     economies, destroying infrastructure and potentially
     triggering the bankruptcy of farmers over vast areas. Surely
     national governments and the United Nations should address
     the possible consequences of HAARP and other "non-lethal
     weapons" on climate change.
     1. The latter calls for nations to reduce greenhouse gas
     emissions by an average of 5.2 percent to become effective
     between 2008 and 2012. See Background of Kyoto Protocol at
     2. The Times, London, 23 November 2000.
     3. Intelligence Newsletter, December 16, 1999.
     4. Ibid.
     5. Air University of the US Air Force, AF 2025 Final
     Report, http://www.au.af.mil/au/2025/ (emphasis added).
     6. Nicholas Begich and Jeane Manning, The Military's
     Pandora's Box, Earthpulse Press,
     http://www.xyz.net/~nohaarp/earthlight.html. See also the
     HAARP home page at http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/).
     7. See Briarpatch, January, 2000. (emphasis added).
     8. Quoted in Begich and Manning, op cit.
     9. Air University, op cit.
     10. Rosalie Bertell, Background of the HAARP Program, 5
     November, 1996,
     11. Begich and Manning, op cit.
     12. Don Herskovitz, Killing Them Softly, Journal of
     Electronic Defense, August 1993. (emphasis added). According
     to Herskovitz, "electronic warfare" is defined by the US
     Department of Defense as "military action involving the use
     of electromagnetic energy…" The Journal of Electronic
     Defense at http://www.jedefense.com/ has published a range
     of articles on the application of electronic and
     electromagnetic military technologies.
     13. Military Space, 6 December, 1999.
     14. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, New York,
     1992. See complete text at
     http://www.unfccc.de/resource/conv/conv_002.html, (emphasis
     15. See Associated Press, 18 May 1977.
     16. Environmental Modification Ban Faithfully Observed,
     States Parties Declare, UN Chronicle, July, 1984, Vol. 21,
     p. 27.
     17. European Report, 7 February 1998.
     18. European Parliament, Committee on Foreign Affairs,
     Security and Defense Policy, Brussels, doc. no. A4-0005/99,
     14 January 1999.
     19. EU Lacks Jurisdiction to Trace Links Between
     Environment and Defense, European Report, 3 February
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