Tuesday 6 September 2005

Weather-Making, Katrina, and the Gulf Tragedy

by Trowbridge H. Ford

In no field of human endeavor is less known about who put together what than in engineering. While people can readily recite who made important breakthroughs in all kinds of sciences and the arts, the names of who developed important inventions, and provided for their application in ways that helped mankind are hard to find. Outside of the inventors of the light bulb, the radio, and the telephone - inventions which revolutionized home life so much that the movie industry even exploited their potential - the real builders of our mechanical civilization remain largely anonymous.

One of the most important ones, and one who still remains too unknown, is Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-born inventor who came to the United States in 1884 where he constructed the first induction motor which provided alternating current, and developed the dynamos and transformers to make electricity a readily available resource. In doing so, Tesla even outdistanced his mentor, the famous Thomas Alva Edison, though his success with him was soon dashed when he seduced his daughter. George Westinghouse bought up Tesla patents, and J. P. Morgan agreed to finance Tesla's research after the break-up with the Edisons.

Then Tesla made notable advances in energy resonance, creating oscillators which caused a minor earthquake in New York in 1896, and ultimately generated 500,000 volts - what was so strong that it could light up 200 lamps 25 miles away without any wires. He created electrical flashes, minicking nature's lightning, measuring 135 feet in length. Soon Tesla envisioned the modern communication system where waves of various sorts, emitted by various appliances like the radio - which he is ultimately credited with having invented - and powered by hydroelectric generators, enabled people to transmit messages to one another around the globe. Even after the funds from Morgan dried up, Tesla investigated the potential of remote-control and microwaves in particle beam weaponry.

When WWI came along, Tesla, literally convinced that his proposed waves could crack open the whole world, recorded a patent for a transmitter which would "...project electrical energy in any amount to any distance and apply it for innumerable purposes, both in war and peace." (NYT, Dec. 8, 1915) When WWII followed, the aged Tesla volunteered to provide Washington with his 'teleforce', a ray gun which would melt the motors of enemy planes up to a distance of 250 miles. "This new type of force," he explained, " would operate through a beam one hundred-millionth of a square cenimeter in diameter, and could be generated from a special plant what would cost no more than $2,000,000 and would take only about three months to construct." (Quoted from John Vankin and John Whalen, The 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, p. 434.)

While the construction of the atomic bomb took precedence over Tesla's plan, it emerged as an attractive area to develop as the Cold War became increasingly bogged down in mutually-assured- destruction (MAD), given the nuclear standoff. With the stalemate in ICBMs, the superpowers looked for strategic surprises of a tactical and technical nature. While the US Navy, for example, was probbing Soviet waters in the hope of tapping communication lines which would facilitate an underwater coup, especially against its 'boomers', Moscow concentrated upon achieving breakthroughs in the WMD field, especially in chemical and biological weapons.

Then the Soviets tried to convert their communications to microwaves in order to achieve greater security in their transmissions - what Washington counteracted by a most ambitious satellite program, starting with the Rhyolite, geosynchronous base at Pine Gap in the wilds of Australia. It had been picked because any unencrypted message it received was almost impossible to intercept because of its inaccessible location. Microwaves travel in a straight line, and to intercept them, one must be somewhere along that line.

Given this increasingly paranoid environment, it was hardly surprising that the Pentagon developed a renewed interest in mass mind-control, and in modifying the weather. Thanks to research conducted by physicist Bernard J. Eastlund, and patents held by ARCO Power Technologies, Inc., Washington was offered a mind-boggling menu of hy-tech offensive and defensive weapons - heated plumes of charged particles which would competely disrupt the earth's communication system, guidance systems of potential enemies' weapons, and the strategic defense of third parties.

Weather modification could completely incapacitate missiles by creating unexpected drag by "...altering upper atmospheric wind patterns or altering solar absorption patters by constructing one or more plumes of particles which will act as a lens or focusing device." (Ibid., pp. 431-2) The result would be a vast amount of sunlight from the ionosphere being focused on a specific area of the earth. One patent stated that an ideal site for such a heater would be in Alaska where vast amounts of gas exist to fuel such a mechanism, and the magnetic field lines are most desireable for this intervention.

Given such potential - especially when it came to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) -
the Reagan administration funded Project HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Progam) - $30,000,000 to build an "ionospheric heater" 200 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska
which would heat up the earth with high-frequency radio waves for apparently scientific, communication, and surveillance purposes. The 23-acre complex, completed in 1997, has 180 towers, capable of creating beams within the 2.5-to-10-megahertz range at up to more than 3 gigawatts of power (3 billion watts). Such beams were thought to be capable of shooting down ICBMs in flight.

While this expectation proved groundless - ICBMs are just going too fast for enough watts to be directed at them to secure their destruction - the HAARP Project had to find other targets to heat up, and Eastlund was most forthcoming, too forthcoming, about what they could be. As CEO of Eastland Scientific Enterprises Corp. in San Diego, he proposed that microwaves be beamed into thunder clouds in order to prevent tornadoes from forming - stop the formation of mesocyclones by shooting beams of 1,000,000,000 watts into them so that cold air barricades could not prevent the hot air columns from continuing to rise. Earth-obiting satellites could provide the platforms for such beams, and their energy could be provided by the sun. And Eastlund just thought up the whole system while prospecting for oil and gas in Alaska!

While experiments for breaking-up tornedoes did not prove successful, the whole project was, it seems, redirected into heating up cyclones, tsunamis, and hurricanes both for experimental and strategic purposes. Just as the UN showdown over the proposed removal of Iraq's Saddam Hussein was shaping up in January 2003, as Joe Vialls has suggested in "Cyclone Zoe: Natural Event or Weather Warfare?", such technology apparently was used to convert Cyclone Zoe, a Category 2 one, into a monster storm, a Category 5+, in just 12 hours whose 155 mph plus winds would have sucked anything in its way, including the giant aircraft carrier the USS Abraham Lincoln, into its deadly sinkhole if it had not already cleared the most dangerous area, around Tikopia Island in the Solomons, on its way to the Middle East.

As with most Vialls' articles - some of them being total rubbish - this one seems essentially
correct, though wrong in its basic assumption - that New York Zionists were somehow behind the cooking up of Zoe in order to stop the war - rendering it a totally dismissed account. Vialls premised much of his work on the assumption that some kind of Jewish conspiracy - the Elders of Zion, perhaps? - was working behind the major governments, manipulating affairs to protect their holdings. This was terrible disinformation, but, perhaps, this was Vialls' real purpose.

Still, Project HAARP could have easily provided the necessary energy, transmitted it to a TRW satellite hovering high over Borneo which Pine Gap then directed down into the Pacific east of the Solomons as Zoe approached.

Few people are aware that Pine Gap is the Agency's most important base in the world. When Watergate was threatening to lead to its complete demise, DCI George H. W. Bush went all out to secure its continuance, an important step of which was keeping Pine Gap secretly operating. It was left to conspiracy theorists, and whistleblowers, like Dr. Helen Caldicott and Victor Marchetti, to describe this operation, a "mild Chile".

In November 1975, Australia's Labour Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was dismissed from office by Governor General James Kerr, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Crown representative, and a leading Opposition politician, for demanding to know what was really going on at Pine Gap, and threatening not to renew its lease if he were not told. Bush told his Australian counterpart that the bilateral intelligence relationship would not be continued if Whitlam's demand was met. Since then, Australia has been America's closest ally. (It is interesting to note that James Bamford has nothing about the coup d'etat in his study of the CIA's basic sister agencies, Body of Secrets: How America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ Eavesdrop on the World.)

When the rest of the world needed another reality check about the necessity of the war on terror because the Anglo-American war against Iraq was flagging, and it needed more international cooperation in the face of its upcoming elections, the Indian Ocean suffered a monster earthquake - 9.0 on the Richter scale and by far the most destructive one in recorded history since 1900 - when thrust-faulting occurred at the interface of the India and Burma plates, causing tsunamies which killed about 283,100 people. The earthquake was unique in that it was not preceded by tremors beforehand, but followed by the expected aftershocks.

While Joe Vialls, in typical style, blamed it in a January 2005 article upon a nuclear weapon that the Zionists, now running Washington, had deposited surreptiously upon the ocean floor, and had exploded, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, in her book Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War, seemed closer to the truth when she indicated that it could well be the result of one of America's new electromagnetic weapons, due to come on line by 2005.

"Dr. Bertell was referring to how engineered earthquakes and tornadoes," Rahat S. Hawa explained on the internet about her lecture in Dhaka in 2000, "could wreck havoc on populations and nations." According to Bertell, very-low frequency (VLF) electromagnetic waves could be sent through the earth to a desired spot on its surface, causing the interfaces of plates to melt, and a sudden earthquake to occur, resulting in deadly tsunamies.

Dr. Caldicott, in her book, Missile Envy, has described the large US Navy facility which was built on the North West Cape in 1967, and can trasmit such signals for America's global defense network. "It covers,2 she explained, "the western and southern Pacific and Indian oceans." (p. 128) The epicenter of the earthquake was due north of Australia's North West Cape, across only open water. Vialls, though, made no mention of this when discussing "Little Johnny's" kowtowing to the Americans.

The cause of the December 2004 tsunamies were troubling enough to even respected scientists that they had to resort to an imagined gravity wave striking the earth at the time, 44.8 hours before it experienced a massive gamma ray burst from a galactic core explosion within the Milky Way. It seems that gravity waves and gamma ray bursts occur usually in sequence, and the gravity wave could have caused the damage, given the depletion of the ozone layers.

The only problems with the theory are that major gravity wave telescopes in Washington state and Louisiana to record such data, like many of the warning systems, were not on line at the time, so we have no evidence of its occurrence. Moreover, if there was such a gravity wave, why were not more plates affected, and more tsunamies occurring? The whole world is covered with such plates, crashing up against one another, and it seems incredible that the gravity wave - unless it were one of God's 'intelligent design' - would have only affected the ones off Burma, India, and Indonesia.

In sum, it does seem that Paul Wolfowitz, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense who was overseeing the day-to-day operations in the war on terrorism saw to the dirty work required, but not in the way that Vialls claimed, and for which he was duly rewarded by being named President of the World Bank which will have the problem of trying to clear up the mess. Apparently, no one expected such a massive earthquake.

When the December tsunamies had the desired effect of bringing the international community back on line when it came to the war in Iraq, it was hardly surprising that the Bush administration looked to the Pentagon again to cook up more clouds when it came to bringing the increasingly dubious American public back on line, especially with the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks rapidly approaching. And the coast was clear with troublesome conspriacy theorist Vialls, apparently up and dying.

The only trouble was that the planners had little to work with - with only the puny Tropical Depression Katrina which was slowly drifting across the Atlantic from Africa by mid August. By the time it reached Florida, it was still only a Category 1 hurricane, as Michael Moore duly recorded afterwards in an angry letter to President Bush: "Last Thursday I was in south Florida while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head. It was only a Category 1 then but it was pretty nasty. Eleven people died..."

To increase its nastiness, it was apparently given a shot from some kind of ray gun which rapidly made it into a Category 5 one with winds like Cyclone Zoe. The Navy has a facility at Key West comparable to the one NSA has at Pine Gap. The hurricane was different from others in that the water was leading the wind, with waves of 60 feet being created, and water temperatures reaching an unprecedented 90 degress F. along the coast - what caused unexpected havoc among America's Gulf oil industry, with a dozen or so of its rigs being ripped from their moorings, and driven miles away.

AP photographer Peter Cosgrove took a picture of one of the massive structures deposited on Dauphin Island, Alabama. With production cut by 2,000,000 barrels a day, it may take many months for Gulf drilling to return to normal.

Still, Katrina performed as expected, once it hit the Gulf coast, pounding the area east of New Orleans hard, but with little loss of life. While most people considered the hurricane a terrible natural disaster, Bush clearly reacted to it as a man-made one, like the 9/11attacks, which could work to his advantage as events unfolded. While he played golf, and met Republicans in Wyoming to bolster his support for the war - reminiscent of his behavior after 9/11 - the tidal wave worked its will on the underfunded infrastructure of the area - especially the dikes of Lake Pontchartrain, and the levees of New Orleans - creating a mess which only Washington could clean up, and whose true extent - especially the number killed how and when - would only be known many months later, if at all.

Bush is already regaining the political initiative, thanks to America's cumbersome federal system, its lack of a competent administration at any level, and politics which generally resort to little more than finger-pointing in such circumstances - what leads to a most suspicious, uncooperative citizenry. The failure of Washington to be more forthcoming with the recovery operation, and basic needs of the survivors can easily be countered by attacking the states, especially Louisiana's governor, and their municipalities, particularly New Orelans. Then in any crisis, America's security people, except for the Coast Guard and fire departments, are trained in little more than maintaining order, what quickly became a 'shoot-to-kill' policy with suspected looters, as if all humans do not have a right to life.

The outspoken mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, did not even institute any evacuation plan after he ordered its citizens at the last moment to leave. Then many thousands of them who had automobiles still refused to go, claiming all kinds of excuses - no money, nowhere to go, etc., as if the people who actually left had easy agendas to accomplish. By staying, the people with cars guaranteed that they were left with little or nothing as the flooding guaranteed that their cars, houses, and other possessions were rendered virtually useless. They and the other people who were obliged to remain probably still survived as the leaking dikes and levees never permitted the waters to completely submerge a dwelling.

With the cock-up starting to unravel, it was hardly surprising that judicial.com coughed up a story claiming that Joe Vialls was probably Ari Ben-Menashe, the Mossad's ultimate fixer, to keep the people confused. Ben-Menashe takes care of Israeli troublemakers - like Amiran Nir after he threatened Vice President Bush with telling all when Iran-Contra scandal started to unravel - so, if anything, it seems more likely that Ben-Menashe disposed of Vialls, though Vialls, as far as I can determine, never disclosed what the Mossad and the Americans were really doing in his native Australia, especially from the North West Cape facilities just next door.

Though one could never be sure just what he would come up with, so, to be on the safe side, whoever Vialls might be, it was decided prudently not only to avoid such a story but also similar ones in the future by getting rid of him one way or another. The war on terror can no longer afford such inventive observers.