When the Army Owns the Weather
Humans have long sought to
control the weather. Early people learned how to make
fire and modify their micro-environments; rain dances
and other rituals to alleviate droughts are part of our
folklore. So news that the government is engaged in secret
experiments to control the weather should come as no surprise
-- especially after a long history of "cloud seeding,"
"atom splitting" and cloning revelations.
In fact, a vast majority of people would
be shocked to learn that this orphan of the cold war is
still in practice. As the U.S. and former Soviet Union
spent trillions of dollars on their militaries, their
commitment to mutually assured destruction led to extensive
experimentation with the use of weather as a weapon. In
1977, the Saturday Review cited a CIA report hinting that
the U.S. government already had the power to massively
manipulate the weather for war purposes.
As the Soviet Union disintegrated, a
1993 Isvestia article suggested the U.S. might
want to partner with the Russians in peddling their top-secret
technology to the world. Oleg Klugin, a high-ranking KGB
officer, bragged of his involvement in geophysical weapons
research to a London newspaper. The grid patterns of jet
chemtrails now spotted throughout the Western world are
likely the application of these technologies to new military
and civilian uses.
The military is not attempting to hide
its long-term goals. "Weather is a Force Multiplier:
Owning the Weather in 2025" is a white paper that
can be found on a Pentagon-sponsored website. The paper's
abstract reads: "In 2025, U.S. aerospace
forces can 'own the weather' by capitalizing on emerging
technologies and focusing development of those technologies
towards fighting applications. Such a capability offers
the war fighters tools to shape the battle space in ways
never before possible... In the U.S., weather modification
will likely become a part of national security policy
with both domestic and international applications."
Wired magazine wrote about the paper
and extensively quoted physicist Bernard Eastlund in its
January 2000 article "Activate Cloud Shield! Zap
a Twister!" The article detailed the military's plan
for "made-to-order thunderstorms" and "lightning
strikes on demand."
Eastlund managed programs for Controlled
Thermal Nuclear Research for the U.S. Atomic
Energy Commission from 1966 to 1974; he was a key researcher
in the 1980s' Strategic Space Initiative (aka Star Wars).
Since 1996, Eastlund served as CEO and president of Eastlund
Scientific Enterprises Corporation. The company boasts
on its website that it specializes in "weather modification"
and "tornado modification" among other high-tech
services. Eastlund considers the High Frequency Active
Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Alaska a smaller version
of what he envisions for weather modification. In response
to Michael Theroux of Borderland Sciences -- who asked
Eastlund whether the HAARP station could affect the weather
-- Eastlund replied: "Significant experiments could
be performed... The HAARP antenna as is it now configured
modulates the auroral electrojet to induce ELF waves and
thus could have an effect on the zonal winds."
At the Space 2000 Conference and Exposition
on Engineering, Construction, Operations and
Business in Space, sponsored by the American Society of
Civil Engineers, Eastlund outlined his plan for zapping
tornados with an electromagnetic radiation beam from the
proposed Thunderstorm Solar Powered Satellite he's developing
with the help of the European Space Agency and
U.S. patent number 6315213, filed on
November 13, is described as a method of modifying weather
and should concern the public. A scientist from Wright
Patterson Air Force Base acknowledges that planes are
spraying barium salt, polymer fibers, aluminum oxide and
other chemicals in the atmosphere to both modify the weather
and for military communications purposes. The patent abstract
specifically states: "The polymer is dispersed into
the cloud and the wind of the storm agitates the mixture
causing the polymer to absorb the rain. This reaction
forms a gelatinous substance which precipitate to the
surface below. Thus, diminishing the cloud's ability to
Answering the age-old question, Who'll
stop the rain?: Apparently our government and a few of
their closest friends in the military industrial-complex.
The emergence of Edward Teller promoting this startling
technology is more than scary. (Teller was the father
of the H-Bomb and grand promoter of Readi Kilowatt, our
perky little radiation friend from the '50s; one of his
bright ideas from the '50s was to create harbors by nuking
our own coastline.) The April 24 New York Times reported
that Teller "has promoted the idea of manipulating
the Earth's atmosphere to counteract global warming."
The computer simulations on the use of aluminum oxide
to counter global warming come from the Lawrence Livermore
Weapons Laboratory, where Teller serves as director emeritus.
There should be little doubt that this
would be a priority for the government -- or for for-profit
military contractors. While 2001 was the second-hottest
year on record (1998 holds the record as the hottest year),
the nine hottest years on record have occurred since 1990.
But why would the government conduct anti-global warming
experiments in secret?
Investigative reporter William Thomas
holds that there's a link between the recent increase
in asthma, allergies and upper respiratory ailments and
the chemtrail spraying. Sound crazy? Remember, it sounded
absurd when reports first came out that the government
had conducted radioactivity experiments on U.S. citizens
and released radiation from nuclear plants to test the
effect on civilian populations. It sounded bizarre when
news first filtered out that the government was engaged
in the MK-Ultra mind-control experiments using LSD. The
CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency admit they were responsible
for many of the UFO sightings in the 1950s in order the
explain away experimental military technology.
From public documents to mainstream news
accounts, the record is filled with reports of weather-modifying
technology left over from the Cold War. Now we have a
right to know what, if anything, the government plans
to do with it.