The European Union expressed its concern officially about a secret US programme, jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the University of Alaska. The Haarp (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme) is a highly controversial US programme which aims at manipulating the ionosphere.
This is a layer of the earth’s atmosphere which extends from about 70 kilometres to about 300 kilometres above the earth’s surface, a region where the atmosphere is very thin so that UV and X-rays can penetrate it easily. However, there are still many gas molecules around to react with these rays so that ions are readily generated—hence, the name ‘ionosphere’.
It has been alleged that the programme aims to control the weather by manipulating the ions in the ionosphere, and thereby control the world—as growing food is dependent on weather. It may also affect plate tectonics causing earthquakes, floods through torrential rains and trigger tsunamis.
The experiments involve using electromagnetic frequencies to fire powerful pulsed energy beams to excite a certain region of the ionosphere. Energy directed by powerful lasers can heat up the ionosphere and may control weather, making it a potentially devastating war weapon.
The European Union resolution was a serious blow to attempts by US agencies to portray the Haarp as a harmless research project. It proved that there was a real world threat being felt even by European countries, and that it was not just an imaginary figment of empty conspiracy theories. The EU resolution stated, “The EU considers the 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 before any further research and testing; regrets the repeated refusal of the United States Administration to send anyone in person to give evidence to the public hearing.” http://www.europarl.europa.eu/pv2/pv2?PRG=DOCPV&APP=PV2&DATE=280199&DATEF=990128&TPV=DEF&TYPEF=A4&POS=1&SDOCTA=8&TXTLST=1&Type_Doc=RESOL&PrgPrev=TYPEF@A4|PRG@QUERY|APP@PV2|FILE@BIBLIO99|NUMERO@5|YEAR@99|PLAGE@1&LANGUE=EN
The main Instrument used by the Haarp is known as the ‘Ionospheric Reseach Instrument’ (IRI) which is a powerful high frequency radio-transmitter comprising 180 antennas over a rectangular area of 33 acres at a US Air Force site in Gaskona, Alaska. The project aims at sending pulsed or continuous 3.6 MW signals to the ionosphere.
The main goal of the Haarp is stated to be scientific research on the ionosphere. It is difficult to study the ionosphere by conventional means since air is too thin for weather balloons to reach it. Satellites are also unable to operate there because they require the vacuum in space to function optimally.
Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Professor at University of Ottawa in an article entitled, Washington’s new world order weapons have the ability to trigger climate change, writes, “Recent scientific evidence suggests that the Haarp is fully operational and has the ability of potentially triggering floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes. From a military standpoint, it is a weapon of mass destruction. Potentially, it constitutes an instrument of conquest capable of selectively destabilising agricultural and ecological systems of entire regions.” http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO201A.html
Dr Nicholas Begich, a scientist, describes the Haarp as: “A super-powerful radio-wave-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.” (Nicholas Begich and Jeane Manning, The military’s Pandora’s box, Earthpulse Press) http://www.xyz.net/~nohaarp/earthlight.html.
Dr Rosalie Bertell, an eminent scientist confirms, “US military scientists are working on weather systems as a potential weapon. The methods include the enhancing of storms and the diverting of vapour rivers in the Earth’s atmosphere to produce targeted droughts or floods.”(The Times, London, 23 November 2000, http://www.bariumblues.com/bertell_reveals_many_new_weapons.htm. The History Channel has also produced a 45-minute documentary on the Haarp http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4515534125267138757#
The mass flooding in Pakistan has confounded scientists. In his video report entitled, Turbo-charged monsoon confounds forecasters by Tom Clarke, Britain’s Channel 4 science correspondent, states: “Normally the jet stream is a giant loop of high speed winds that whip round the upper atmosphere. But what’s happening over Pakistan is even stranger. The southern arm of the jet stream has looped down so far it has crossed over the Himalayas into north western Pakistan. Experts at the Met Office tell me this is very unusual. And the result is that the fast moving jets stream winds high up has helped suck the warm, wet, monsoon air even faster and higher into the atmosphere—and that has caused rains like no one can remember. It has turbo charged the monsoon if you like. They’re not sure that’s ever happened: http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/world/asia_pacific/pakistan+floods+struggle+to+reach+victims/3738877
The Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez accused the United States of causing the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. He asserted that the US was ‘playing God’ by testing devices capable of creating catastrophes. http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread537877/pg1.
Is the Haarp then, a harmless research tool—or a weapon of mass destruction far more lethal than nuclear weapons? We may never know.
By PROF ATTA-UR-RAHMAN FELLOW, ROYAL SOCIETY,
Courtesy: Dawn, Sunday, 17 Oct, 2010