by John-Paul Leonard
Pentagon used its weather weapon to create the Afghan drought?
Between 1994 and 1996, the Taliban picked up the broken pieces of
Afghanistan left behind by Soviet troops, in a vacuum left behind by a
victory of American covert policy. Although "The Seekers" brought
relative stability to the greatest part of the country, much of their
energy went on battles with the Russian-linked opposition in the
North, and imposing a quixotic religious tyranny on their own
Still, it is curious
that their government, controlling over 90% of the country, was never
recognized by the international community, which continually decreased
its assistance to Afghanistan after 1995. Aid agencies cite the
intolerance and inflexibility of the Taliban, whose name hints at the
problem: like students, the Taliban remained naively independent of
the ways of the world
. They did not "grow up" and "learn to play ball." They were - a rogue
state, not because their human rights record was worse than other
despotisms, but because they did not react to carrot and stick
The classic covert
action scenario used by the US when faced with such independence in
Latin America is pretty well known: destabilize the country with
sanctions, send in contras, finance them with drug dealing, and then
attack militarily, with an impossible ultimatum and Soviet
infiltration - read terrorism these days - for a pretext
recognition was a first step to destabilizing Afghanistan. That alone
made the Taliban an obstacle to foreign investment, such as the
proposed Unocal oil pipeline from the Caspian to the Indian Ocean .
Yet this was not nearly enough leverage on the hard-headed Taliban. In
April 1998, in an article entitled "Like It or Not, the Taliban
Occupies Two-Thirds of Afghanistan and Shows No Sign of Weakening", a
Washington Report writer asked: "Who is willing or able to challenge
the Taliban’s absolute power?"
In August 1998 came
attacks on two US embassies in Africa, countered by a failed cruise
missile attack on a bin Laden training camp in Afghanistan (and the
"successful" destruction of Sudan’s pharmaceutical factory, a grave
"blunder" that America never admitted or apologized for, although it
was a telling blow to that largely Muslim country’s welfare). By
October, 1999, the US declared political and economical sanctions
against the Taliban for harboring Osama bin Laden.
It is well-known that the
refuge a Pashto tribe extends to a guest is a sacred honor, to be
defended in blood, not to mention mere sanctions. Are the Afghans just
too free-spirited to co-exist with the Empire of Hegemoney?
Around this time, an
unnatural series of natural disasters began to rain ruin on the poor
folk of Afghanistan. First came three severe earthquakes, in February
1998, May 1998 and February 1999, killing tens of thousands. More
damaging still was the drought, starting in the winter of 1998-1999
and deepening the following winter, uprooting several million
war-tired refugees again. Afghanistan is in the throes of its worst
drought for thirty years, if not the worst on record
Summer 1998 also brought a
bad drought to the USA, whose government nonetheless continued to
resist the Kyoto Protocol on reducing global warming. One explanation
fits the paradox: the US has been working on a military system to
control the weather, called HAARP. The US wouldn’t care to comply on
Kyoto if it were planning to control the weather anyway, or if its own
1998 drought were part of testing HAARP, or if the US and Russia now
agreed that hotter weather strengthened their hand versus the "South",
the Third World and Islamic countries.
The most oft-cited
book on military climate manipulation is "Angels Don't Play this HAARP
- Advances in Tesla Technology". In an online summary called "The
Military’s Pandora’s Box" ,
the authors relate that "Looking at ways to cause earthquakes, as well
as to detect them, was part of the project named Prime Argus, decades
ago... In 1994 the Air Force revealed its Spacecast 2020 master plan
which includes weather control."
Authors Begich and
Manning, as well as proud patent-holder Eastlund, confirm that HAARP
can be used as a weather weapon. It pierces the ionospheric shield
with a transmitter operating on Tesla’s magnetic resonance principles,
thus allowing far too much radiation to reach target regions of the
Accordingly, the 1960’s
weather weapon pioneer Dr. MacDonald, a UCLA geophysicist and member
of the President's Science Advisory Committee, noted: "The key to
geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental
instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would
release vastly greater amounts of energy" - with the concomitant
"advantage" that such weapons will be "virtually undetectable by their
victims". Clever man.
The most succinct
overview of the HAARP threat on the Internet is by Canadian professor
Michel Chossudovsky. He quotes security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski,
who wrote in the 1970’s 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." 
The Pentagon persists in
pretending that HAARP is innocuous
, but the independent experts all agree that with HAARP, the US and
maybe Russia have had the capability for years to create droughts and
earthquakes and destabilize groups like the Taliban - by creating the
biggest humanitarian catastrophe in the world today.
Question is, did they do
Chossudovsky wrote: "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. From a
military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction.... it
could 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".
Was the target really
terror and bin Laden? The evidence against him remains thin, yet the
US ultimatum is negotiable only with bombs. Were the attacks denied by
Osama part of a CIA conspiracy against the Islamic Emirate of
By pure chance,
one such case has evaded the paper shredder and come to the light of
day: the Joint Chief of Staffs plot to provoke war with Cuba by
unleashing terror attacks on U.S. cities in 1962.
Militant Islam has
replaced communism as the radical ideology, the world’s only
major political movement that is not for sale to American influence,
and the Taliban have been one of its spearheads. Neutralizing them
must be a top priority for US imperialism, but diplomatic isolation,
drought and cruise missiles had no effect. Weeks before the Trade
Tower attacks, Bush officials met with Pakistan in a push to replace
the Taliban, the Guardian reported
- also without results.
As in all of our foreign
wars, a big incident was needed to muster public support for
escalation up to a massive intervention to crush Afghanistan bodily.
The WTC and anthrax attacks are exactly what a shameless Uncle Sham
would need. Be warned, old world: war hysteria is at flood tide here,
our sky is dark with the stars and stripes, and the anthrax case is
open-ended. A pretext for attack can be easily fabricated against any
target of America’s choosing.
Next to HAARP, set down
the CIA or Pentagon as a Prime Suspect in the latest chapter of Terror
on Terror. The United Nations, world media and independent researchers
need to thoroughly investigate them both.
If it is found out that we
are creating catastrophes with HAARP, thus risking the future
of the planet, or if covert "friendly fire" helped fell the World
Trade Center, there is only one consequential conclusion: it is
high time to disband the United States of America.
The only remotely
self-defensive war we ever fought, where the states did need to band
together, was our very first one, the Revolution of 1776-1783. Since
then, the USA has always provoked wars of aggrandizement it could only
win. There is no need or room for a superpower anywhere near our
homes, nor on our planet! Devolve those B-52’s to 52 loosely
confederated states, along the lines of the EU or the CIS - that is
the only way to make the world safe for democracy!
Once upon a fairy time, I
knew America helped and protected our little friends, the peoples of
other lands. The Air Force and Marines defended them from despots,
this I knew, because my cereal boxes told it true. Older, sadder and
more cynical now, I survey the short timeline of our history. Our
armed force has done its worst to bomb and break the very spirit of
every proud people that crossed its path, the Sioux, German, Japanese,
Cuban, Vietnamese, Iraqi, Russian, Chechen, Afghan peoples must behave
as supine pavements for expanding franchises of the American Way,
while others squirm under corrupt but "friendly" narcomafiocracies.
Crush the people,
Bushie boy, until they will have any bloody government that
Yet alas, our planet is
small, and greed is great. Like an alien, the monster we created is
turning on us now, on our own rights, in this wasteland it has made,
the land of the cowardly, and home of the media slave.
Book review of "Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in
Central Asia," by Ahmed Rashid, Yale University Press
on CIA recipe for "banana republic split",
for summaries of U.S. military/government terror campaigns, genocides
and CIA subversion campaigns, or
CIA is not a central intelligence agency. It is the covert action arm
of the President's foreign policy advisers. In that capacity it
overthrows or supports foreign governments", resp. geopolitics
according to John Stockwell, high-level CIA defector,
and /stock2.html. Also Herman’s Real Terror Network
Conclusion: Whether you like them or not (I found them
more Seekers than Finders) the Taliban have been set up for the same
fate that met other maverick Third World politicians and movements
over the years, like Mossadegh, Castro, Allende, or the Sandinistas.
A generation ago, Russia backed the Arabs. Today’s
US-USSR pact to crush Islam in Chechnya and Afghanistan was predicted
by George Orwell’s model of a permanent war of shifting fronts between
three world blocs. An alliance between the Islamic world and the
fourth bloc, China, would be a natural, given China’s great
manufacturing prowess, manpower, and appetite for oil.
House International Relations Committee testimony by Unocal. "A
pipeline through Afghanistan appears best, it is the shortest route to
the sea, but construction cannot begin until a recognized government
is in place" (Feb. 12, 1998). That explains the "No War for
Oil" placards in Middle East demos, which our media spinsters burbled
off as recycled posters from the Gulf War! "A full treatment of the
Unocal pipeline in the New Oil War"
, "Barring a political miracle, the Taliban will retain power for the
foreseeable future. That miracle might take the form of a domestic
economic disaster, an internationally armed and financed
destabilization campaign, the fragmentation of the Taliban into
competing groups, or some combination of these elements."
"Alarming regularity of natural disasters in Afghanistan,
1998-2001" at the Internal Displaced Persons refugee website,
 The 5000-word summary
is on the Net, a slow graphics version with further links at
http://www.haarp.net, and a fast
text version at
"Background on the HAARP Project",
http://www.globalpolicy.org/socecon/envronmt/weapons.htm , by
Rosalie Bertell, discusses HAARP in the historical context of US
advanced weapons programs.
 In "Washington's New
World Order Weapons Have the Ability to Trigger Climate Change"
[11-26-2000] by Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics,
University of Ottawa, author of The Globalization of Poverty,
Chossudovsky quotes from a USAF "scenario: US aerospace forces to 'own
the weather' by capitalizing on emerging technologies and focusing
development of those technologies to war-fighting applications."
page of an ionospheric heater in Alaska.