Environmental Terrorism

James Hanson

TABLE 1: Earthquakes worldwide causing at least 5,000 fatalities. “Great” lists the number of quakes of magnitude 8.0–9.5 regardless of fatalities.

BUSH (8 years in office) Great: 11
2008 5/12 China 7.9 87,652
2006 5/26 Indonesia 6.3 5,749
2005 10/05 Pakistan 7.6 86,000
2004 12/26 Indonesia 9.1 227,898
2003 12/26 Iran 6.6 31,000
2001 1/26 India 7.6 20,028

CLINTON (8 years) Great: 6
1999 8/17 Turkey 7.6 17,118
1995 1/16 Japan 6.9 5,502
1993 9/29 India 6.2 9,748

BUSH Sr. (4 years) Great: 1
1990 6/20 Iran 7.4 50,000

REAGAN (8 years) Great: 4
1985 9/19 Mexico 8.0 35,000

CARTER (4 years) Great: 3
1980 10/10 Algeria 7.7 5,000
1978 9/16 Iran 7.8 15,000

FORD (2.4 years) Great: 2
1976 11/24 Turkey-Iran 7.3 5,000
1976 8/16 Philippines 8.0 8,000
1976 7/27 China 7.5 255,000
1976 6/25 Indonesia 7.1 5,000
1976 2/4 Guatemala 7.5 23,000
1974 12/28 Pakistan 6.2 5,300
1974 5/10 China 6.8 20,000

NIXON (5.6 years) Great: 3
1972 12/23 Nicaragua 6.2 5,000
1972 4/10 Iran 7.1 5,054
1970 5/31 Peru 7.9 70,000
1970 1/4 China 7.5 10,000

(5.2 years) Great: 5
1968 8/31 Iran 7.3 12,000

KENNEDY (2.8 years) Great: 1
1962 9/1 Iran 7.1 12,225

EISENHOWER (8 years) Great: 5
1960 2/29 Morocco 5.7 15,000

TRUMAN (7.8 years) Great: 9
1949 8/5 Ecuador 6.8 5,050
1949 7/10 USSR 7.5 12,000
1948 10/5 USSR 7.3 110,000

The United States has the equipment to use the earthquake for military and political purposes. Like a python in one’s yard with a dog-sized lump that distorts its slim shape, I cannot prove that the python ate my dog, but years of experience the world has had with pythons tells me the bulge explains the loss of my dog. Likewise, the world’s century of experience with man-caused earthquakes tells me that the bulge in this column of numbers explains the loss of man’s innocent relationship with Mother Nature.

Table 1 offers 70 years of earthquake history as it has affected human life on earth. It includes a listing of “great” earthquakes, of which the world has experienced only 84 since 1900. Most are not fatal because of their remote location, or because their size caused warning signs. The allocation of fatalities by presidential terms offers a perspective not readily available in the United States Geological Survey data from which this is taken.

Most people are unaware of the use of the earthquake as political messenger, or gun to the head, as a threat or a punishment. It has the potential to destroy nations. It is only one element of what is called “weather warfare,” for the acculturation of which the U.S. and 74 other nations have ratified or acceded to ENMOD, a treaty which took effect on October 5, 1978 by which they undertake “not to engage in military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects as the means of destruction, damage or injury to the other State Party.”

Titled the “Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques,” it defines such 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.”

The signers knew this applied to earthquakes. Human causation of earthquakes has been part of the discussion for more than a century (of late silent), beginning with the 1896 quake engineered by the genius who started it all, Nikola Tesla, who destroyed his machine in panic because the building he occupied in New York City appeared about to shake itself apart.

The descendant of Tesla’s genius is contained in HAARP, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, in operation since at least 1993 in a national park in Alaska. The location allows it the desired reach to the heavens and targets on earth, along with access to a huge reservoir of natural gas to fuel the generators for its electromagnetic heaters. Its physical plant is a field of seven-story towers, or poles, topped with antennae, maintained and operated by the University of Alaska, but also used by the U.S. Air Force and Navy for “scientific research” beneficial to the Department of Defense. The university professors and students do the on-location work, with the military “research” conducted by computer from some distant location(s) where it is secure from oversight.

Our most recent glimpse from the Department of Defense on this subject was a speech by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen at a counter-terrorism conference in 1997, from which he is widely quoted for the following comment:

“Others are engaging in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. … So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations. It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our efforts.”

If you are picturing terrorists, consider who could arrange a 3.6 million-watt electromagnetic heater in a conducive place with an endless power source.

The late Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island was the prime spokesman for responsible control of such uses; but he lost his struggle in the Senate which ratified the ENMOD treaty only if it allowed research and development, today’s posture under which legality is claimed for HAARP functions. Pell was a Democrat known best for Pell Grants to extend the beneficial effect of the World War II GI Bill to youths who could not afford the tuition. In 1976 he said:

“It may seem far-fetched to think of using weather as a weapon — but I am convinced that the U.S. did in fact use rainmaking techniques as a weapon of war in Southeast Asia. We need a treaty now to prevent such actions — before military leaders of the world start directing storms, manipulating climates and inducing earthquakes against their enemies. It may seem a great leap of imagination to move from an apparent effort by the United States to modify the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos by weather modification to such science fiction ideas as unleashing earthquakes, melting the polar ice cap, changing the course of warm ocean currents, or modifying the weather of an adversary’s farm belt. But in military technology, today’s science fiction is tomorrow’s strategic reality.”

Joining in the respect held for Pell, on January 2 the New York Times used three entire columns to report his death at the age of 90. Had he studied the Bush listing in Table 1 he might have suspected that we had entered the “tomorrow” of which he spoke a third of a century ago.

The “weapon” can cause snow and ice, or melt it, to give an effect of global warming. It can cut holes selectively in the ozone layer — the feature that allows life on our planet. potential. A book most useful as an introduction to the subject is “Weather Warfare / The Military’s Plan to Draft Mother Nature” (2006), by Jerry E. Smith.

The eight years of the Nixon-Ford terms should be noted too as they were unprecedented. The presidents in power may have only seen the appearance of scientific experimentation. Of course, these earthquakes may not even have been a U.S. project, yet both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. seemed ready to get a treaty signed in 1974-75.

One can no doubt read too much into “coincidence,” but one cannot ignore the use of particular dates which appear to be a message to accompany the events. The supremely impossible coincidence in Table 1 is the occurrence of a December 26 quake in 2003 killing 31,000 people in Iran, in an area that had not experienced an earthquake in 2,000 years. The following year, to the day, another earthquake occurred causing the deaths of 227,898 people in 15 countries, principally in Sumatra, where 170,000 died, of whom 90 percent were presumably Muslim.

The British media call this earthquake “the Boxing Day tsunami.” I submit that this date, December 26, cannot be a coincidence, but rather a chillingly arrogant message to the whole world.

To investigate this further, I went through the USGS lists showing earth-quakes of magnitude 6.0 and higher worldwide beginning in 1973. On December 26 there was an earthquake in 1975, 1981, 1992, 1996 and 1998.

The spectacular one-two punch of the 2003 and 2004 horrors of the Bush era was followed in 2006 by an M7.1 quake near Taiwan and in 2007 an M6.4 struck the Aleutian Islands. These were almost non-fatal, but the coincidence of December 26 repeats — a date that by averaging the preceding 30 years of earthquakes prior to 2003, should occur once every six years, yet the Bush years saw four within five years.

“Boxing Day” struck a nerve for me. An article in the New York Times on Boxing Day, 2008 by Judith Flanders, entitled “Boxing Day Is for Giving” traces its evolution as a holiday in Britain — a day for giving — not mutual gift-giving between equals, but of master to servant, as an obligation. An example was a parcel given to a maid, containing seven yards of double-width black marino for the maid to sew her own uniform. Is it possible that in the series of Boxing Day “coincidences” there is a political message that “We are your masters — here is a present for you?”

Then I found a speech by Winston Churchill, the first wartime Prime Minister of Great Britain ever to address the Congress of the United States where he spoke of his confidence of ultimate victory in World War II if Britain and the United States bonded in the war. The date of this speech, called “historic,” was just 19 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor: December 26, 1941.

Churchill said that the United States and Britain must stand together after this war as they stand shoulder-to-shoulder in it “to make sure that these catastrophes do not engulf us.” He finished by demanding that “the germ centers of hatred and revenge be constantly and vigilantly curbed and treated,” and that “an adequate organization” be set up “to make sure that the pestilence can be controlled at its earliest beginnings before it spreads and rages through the entire earth.”

Churchill’s speech would have served as an excellent introduction of the U.S. National Security Strategy propounded by President Bush. The following is from his speech on June 1, 2002, just over a half century since Churchill’s “historic” presentation:

“The United States has long maintained the option of preemptive actions to counter a sufficient threat to our national security. The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction — and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy’s attack. To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary, act preemptively.”

The United States may have used its earthquaking facility in World War II. It was a time when the United States was in a scientific race between Nazi Germany and the U.S. to develop the most effective weapons. In 1943, Japan experienced the M7.3 Tottori quake that particularly affected Osaka, where armaments were the main business. Tokyo radio said the damage was “limited,” but All-India radio said it was comparable with the 1923 quake when almost a hundred thousand people were killed in Tokyo.

The Tottori quake was the first in a series of five earthquakes in five years, all with a thousand fatalities or more, but it is the M8.1 Tonankai quake the following year that catches one’s eye. This “great earthquake” occurred on the third anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1944.

The New York Times mentioned this fact, but made no comment, which is not surprising. This coincidence would have been of interest to poets for its nuance, but not for “serious news.” Of greater interest was its 8.1 magnitude.

Later it was learned that the damage was to Osaka and other war-production centers, including Nagoya which added another nuance: This was the birthplace of the hundred Mitsubishi “Zero” fighter planes that escorted the bombers at Pearl Harbor. A few weeks later, Japan suffered an M7.1 known as the Mikawa quake and despite nearly 2,000 fatalities, it was not reported in the media. After the war the quakes continued. Another M8.1 hit near Nankaido in 1946, which killed over a thousand. The last of the series in 1948 was an M6.8 that killed more than 3,700, wiped out 70 percent of the city of Fukui and leveled surrounding towns. This included U.S. military installations, with no deaths, but left some 400,000 Japanese homeless. American relief trains were sent from the undamaged U.S. occupation base in Kyoto.

If these earthquakes were of human origin, I wondered why two of them (1946 and 1948) occurred after the war was over. Reflection recalled the deep emotions of that time, and even decades thereafter. It would not have been acceptable to openly bomb Japan after the horror of mass death by fire and nuclear devastation, but there were many who thought MacArthur had been too lenient. Japan did not experience an earthquake of note for almost 50 years after that.

Studying the context of each earthquake in detail, one can find possible reasons, but I wonder if the point has been mainly to demonstrate to other nations what we can do if they don’t cooperate with our objectives. Thus, earthquakes in countries like Iran, Pakistan and now China in 2008 are suspect — but are they natural? Of all the targets, China would be a candidate due to the ongoing and increasing tension between it and the U.S. concerning the economic collapse. From time to time, some Chinese leaders have spoken of dumping U.S. treasury bills, which would cause a devastating effect on the U.S. economy. At this moment, China must consider what could be the consequence of death and destruction of (not-so) “natural” events that could follow.

The Churchill/Bush rule would be for the U.S. to strike first — and with the earthquake weapon, only China would understand what had happened. While the American media is silent to the possible cause of these disasters, why aren’t the governments of China or Russia telling the world what they know?

The Mafia rule: nobody squeals.

1 Comment

  1. Zak

    November 23, 2011 at 6:18 am

    This is a very valuable post. I ive in Japan. This year Japan suffered a catastrophic disaster on March 11, 2011. I became interested in earthquakes and have researched since. And finally came to this post. It was written on Jan. 11, 2009. We have seen the New Zealand earthquake and the Japan earthquake this year. I’d like to know the author’s interpretation of those “phenomena.”
    I have been reseaching on the five earthquakes especially around the end of WW2 in Japan. Simply because they are “suspicious.” The author’s theory almost agrees to mine. I think we can confirm the crime by way of collecting historical data and constructing them into a consistent theory. We need to show to the world something more than conjecture or guess.
    I can collect Japanese data and documents. I’d like to contact the author if he is still interested in this issue.

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