- In 1988, Star Trek: The Next Generation
aired an episode called, "The Arsenal of Freedom." The Enterprise
was ordered to the Lorenz Cluster to discover the whereabouts of the USS
Drake which was sent there to determine why all intelligent life had suddenly
vanished from the planet Minos. Captain Picard beamed down and discovered
an automated weapon system with a holographic salesman who claimed that
the weapon system represented the state of the art in dynamic, adaptive
design. "Once unleashed," the salesman proudly said, "the
machine is invincible. It is the perfect killing system."
- As the cold truth of what happened to
the planet's inhabitants struck Picard , he uttered, "Too perfect,
you poor fools. Your own creation destroyed you."
- Fastforward now to Alaska, 1999 where
the worlds of fiction and fact have collided. The U.S. military has created
a Tesla-like device, the High Altitude Auroral Research Project, known
euphemistically as HAARP. But there is no angelic music emanating from
this hellish instrument, a joint Air Force- Navy venture. In fact, some
scientists believe that the mere test of the transmitter can cause irreversible
harm to the environment.
- According to patent applications, HAARP
was created to manipulate the upper atmosphere of earth, to control the
weather, and to disrupt communications over large areas. It could quite
possibly be the prototype for a particle beam weapon with military applications
-- one patent remains classified. HAARP is also expected to communicate
with submarines submerged some 12,000 miles away.
- At the risk of sounding Cassandra-like,
many people believe that HAARP portends very bad things, for us and for
our world. But how do we know? What evidence is there that bad things
will happen from this scientific venture that attempts to direct the "highest
levels of electromagnetic radiation ever transmitted on Earth" into
the ionosphere, disrupting the upper atmosphere surrounding our planet?
It's just an experiment, says the Air Force, "pure research."
But what are the repercussions of such research? Nobody knows.
- "What is clear," noted one
study," is that at one gigawatt and aboveÖa variety of instability
processes are triggered." By any stretch of the imagination, "instability
processes" can only mean that the outcome is unpredictable. And that
has got more than a few people worried.
- A concerned reporter at OMNI magazine
asked HAARP's inventor, MIT physicist Dr. Bernard Eastlund about HAARP'S
destructive capabilities. To many, it is the instability of the project
that poses the greatest threat. But apparently Eastlund could only foresee
the whiz-bang science. "You can virtually lift part of the atmosphere,"
he told OMNI. "You can make it move, do things to it."
- It does things, all right. But not always
the things that the project engineers want it to do. Phase One of the
HAARP Project has already been completed. One- to three-million volts
of electrons were transmitted via an inverted cone into the ionosphere
just "to see what will happen," according to one engineer. And
we are now well into Phase Two.
- None of us know what will happen in the
future because of the HAARP Project, and that's part of the problem. According
to environmental investigative reporter William Thomas, the previous electromagnetic
experiments have already disrupted the path of the jet stream, resulting
in weird weather all over the globe. Bewildered meteorologists who know
nothing of HAARP and who cannot understand the dramatic weather changes
in terms of traditional meteorology, innocently claim El Nino and La Nina
as the cause. But are they? These weather wizards who spout the El Nino/La
Nina theory could unknowingly be protecting dark projects such as HAARP
from public scrutiny by promoting this seemingly innocent cover story.
Meanwhile, the damage goes on.
- Alaskan pilots fear the electronic navigation
anomalies that will result from the HAARP tests, causing pilots to become
deaf and dumb, if not blind, in the air. Or, they fear that their planes
could suddenly plunge to the ground because of electrical interference.
HAARP's project engineers claim to have handled that problem. However,
after a number of crashes were linked to electrical interference, the Joint
Electromagnetic Interference (JEMI) investigation revealed that "radio
waves at certain frequencies can bring down an aircraft by putting it into
an uncommanded turn or dive, or by turning off its fuel supply."
- Others fear a disruption in communications
as the power grid overloads, blacking out major cities -- a logical conclusion
that even the U.S. Air Force acknowledges. In its official HAARP FACT
SHEET the Air Force concludes that "ionospheric disturbances at high
latitudes Ö act to induce large currents in electric power grids."
- Alaskan residents are concerned about
the carcinogenic emissions from the power lines and generators as even
more powerful transmitters and antennae are added for future experiments.
- But people everywhere should fear the
group of scientists, military experts, and corporations like Atlantic Richfield
Company (ARCO), who fund the project, who hold the profit potentials, and
who have authority to decide how HAARP will be used. Public safety and
environmental concerns seem to be last on their list of agendas. They
are experimenting with a device that has the potential for global destruction,
a device that can focus billions of watts of power into the ionosphere.
Apparently, HAARP officials are willing to take the risks without knowing
the full consequences on the world or its inhabitants. It's insanity.
- Harvard-trained physicist Dr. Richard
Williams, now working at Princeton, calls HAARP tests, "irresponsible
acts of global vandalism." At a conference addressing fellow physicists,
Williams warned that HAARP "might become a serious threat to the earth's
atmosphere. With experiments on this scale," Williams said, "irreparable
damage could be done in a short time."
- Alaskan physician, Dr. Nick Begich, concurs.
His book, ANGELS DON'T PLAY THIS HAARP, co-written by investigative reporter
Jeane Manning, contends that ever- increasing electromagnetic pulses could
punch a hole in the planet's magnetic field, leaving us completely vulnerable
to intense solar radiation.
- The present hole in the Ozone is miniscule
compared to the devastating potential of a massive rupture, the authors
suggest. Yet there are even now ever-increasing reports of skin cancer
and other carcinomas linked to current ozone depletion. What horror does
the future hold? "Without the ionosphere's electrical shielding,"
Manning said, "our own sun would fry us with gamma radiation, X-rays
and short wavelengths of UV light. We think that the holes in the ozone
layer letting in some UV rays is bad. Wait'll we've got cosmic rays coming
through at killing wavelengths." If HAARP further disrupts the ozone,
the consequences could be dire, and deadly, the authors conclude.
- HAARP has the potential to destroy virtually
all life forms on earth -- not just the "intelligent" kind.
And we have to make that qualified distinction because the principals involved
in the HAARP project seem astonishingly unconcerned about the negative
ramifications of their invention. Rather, they seem as giddy as children
at Christmas time with their new toys. A "Plans and Activities"
report jointly issued by the U.S. Air Force Geophysics Lab and Naval Research
enthusiastically announced the "exciting and challenging aspect of
ionospheric enhancement" of the HAARP Project.
- It is the cacophony of madness.
- But until the nightmarish dissonance
of HAARP is heard by more people, nothing will change. And we will all
have to ponder the consequence of our inactionÖ
- If all life on earth begins to die, will
anyone in space hear our screams?