Daily Archives: December 26, 2007

Weather Warfare: Beware the US military’s experiments with climatic warfare

HAARP: ‘Climatic warfare’ has been excluded from the agenda on climate change.

Global Research | Dec 7, 2007

by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

“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.”

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.

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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, ‘offers the war fighter a wide range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary’, capabilities, it says, extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes: ‘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.’

In 1977, an international Convention was ratified by the UN General Assembly which banned ‘military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects.’ It defined ‘environmental modification techniques’ as ‘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.’

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.

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Vladimir Putin to spy on his dog from space

 

President Vladimir Putin pets his dog Koni before meetings with officials in his office in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Wednesday, March 3, 2004. Putin on Monday, Dec. 23, 2007 listened to First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov as he briefed the cabinet on the development of GLONASS, the acronym for Global Navigation Satellite System. The Russian leader then asked: “When will I be able to buy the necessary equipment for my dog Koni so that she doesn’t run too far?”

Telegraph | Dec 26, 2007

By Will Stewart in Moscow

Vladimir Putin’s dog, Koni, is to be fitted with a “satnav” collar so that the Russian president can monitor its every movement.

Mr Putin reportedly asked about the possibility of tracking his dog ahead of the launch of a Proton-K rocket, a key component in the country’s satellite navigation system.

The dog has a habit of escaping from Mr Putin in search of adventures in the woods around the president’s official dacha outside Moscow.

The Russians hope their system, can compete with the US GPS network, and Europe’s Galileo system.

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Nepal agrees to abolish monarchy

 

“God King” Gyanendra to make way for Maoist guerillas

Press Association | Dec 25, 2007

Nepal’s government has agreed to abolish the monarchy in a deal to persuade former insurgents to join the government.

The agreement signals an end to a political crisis that postponed crucial elections.

No date has been set for the ex-rebels – a communist faction usually referred to as the Maoists – to rejoin the government.

They quit in September, demanding the immediate abolition of the royal family and changes to the election system.

An agreement for them to rejoin was signed yesterday, however, by leaders of the seven main political parties – including the Maoists – said Arjun Narsingh of the Nepali Congress, the Himalayan country’s largest party.

The 23-point pact said the leaders also agreed that once a Constituent Assembly is elected by mid-April, its first meeting would declare Nepal a republic, ending its centuries-old monarchy. The change had been widely expected for months.

The Constituent Assembly will rewrite Nepal’s constitution and hammer out the details of a new political structure for the country.

The parties agreed that voters will directly elect 240 members of the assembly, while 335 other candidates will get seats under a proportional representation system, with parties receiving seats in proportion to the number of votes they win.

When the Maoists quit the government three months ago, other parties in the coalition government refused to abolish the monarchy immediately, saying the assembly should be allowed to decide on the issue – as had been agreed in a peace agreement signed with the then-rebels last year.

The Maoists began their armed insurgency in 1996. It left at least 13,000 people dead in 10 years of fighting between the communist guerrillas and government troops.

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Swiss trekker Steve Jeanneret, 31, sits inside a clinic in Pokhara, about 250 km (155 miles) west of Kathmandu December 6, 2007. Jeanneret was injured after being beaten by Nepal’s former Maoist rebels because he refused to pay a “donation”, an official said on Friday, the first known assault of a foreigner by the Maoists. Picture taken December 6, 2007.

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