Haiti, HAARP, and conspiracy theorists

Arthur Goldwag, a former BB guestblogger, is the author of "Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies: The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, The Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, The New World Order, and many, many more" and other books.

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I was almost afraid to do it, because I knew it would get me upset. But with so much conspiracy-mongering already rife in the mainstream -- Pat Robertson and Haiti's deal with the devil (maybe Aricept would help?), Rush Limbaugh's insinuation that Obama is exploiting the catastrophe to burnish his creds with, in Limbaugh's words, "the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country" (lest his listeners forget that light skinned blacks are just as black as their darker-skinned confederates) -- I thought it behooved me to find out what the hard-core conspiracists are saying too. So I typed the words "Haiti" and "Conspiracy" into Google and watched to see what came up.

From the Ahrcanum blog (click here for full post):
Haaaaaarp-2 Is it amazing that the DR had no damage, or by intention?

What was HAARP up to on January 12, 1010? The official HAARP facility is located in Gakuna, Alaska. The conspiracy theory claims that HAARP could be used as directed-energy weapon, weather control, an earthquake induction device and/or for mind control.

Ahrcanum's tone is fairly agnostic, all things considered (he admits that earthquakes do occur naturally in the Caribbean Basin), but check out this comment from one of his readers:
Up here in edmonton, alberta, Canada...the clouds have been quite freakish, (Jan 12-14) and their all looking like waves going in the south east direction today like this> )))))))..... Whether HAARP did earthquake or not I don't know, BUT SOMETHING is going on and they are using the Ionishere as a Weapon....Interesting. If I darw a line froM Alaska HAARP to Haiti It seems to cut though edmonton.
and this one...
Did you notice how the US media is all over Haiti, as if Haiti is now a part of the USA ? When the big eathquake happened in Italy, the US didn't show this grand interest. Other earthquakes didn't interst the US this much either. And now, even the US army is there, allegedly distributing water, food, end medicine. Since when is that kind of help the army's job ?? Looks like an occupation to me ! Have you noticed that some "Haitians" wear neat, clean, fresh T-shirts with writings like "America", "Samsung", etc, already providing pro-US propaganda ? They may be sort of implants, maybe handed to some locals randomly, to get the propaganda machine going for international corporations. Diana Sawyer, Roberts, and Dr. Besser are there for days now, reporting non-stop, recruiting Americans into thinking that Haiti is "special" to the USA. "Special" it is indeed, as Haiti is going to be the next US colony. Remember, how a US coup ousted their president just some years ago ? The US has very special interests in that region. Economically, politically, and militarily. HAARP is capable of initiating anything, from earthquakes to rain, to draught. Nowadays, some countries will be "taken" by HAARP, not bombs. All a part of the New World Order conspiracy.
And here's this, from "Pair A Normal Guys Inc," posted on Now Public.com (click here).
While the loss of life and devestation in Haiti is unimaginable there may be a more hidden agenda behind this tragedy. Suppose this "natural disaster" been a weather weopan aimed at Cuba but came up short in it's delivery? The possibility of this being true is not far fetched or out-of-this-world in theory. Weather manipulation and weather warfare are not new concepts and certainly could be the choice of the powers that be to devastate an enemy with a cloak of Mother Nature's disguise to fall back on.
I like the idea that the New World Order is so powerful that it can cause the earth to tremble, but so inept that 1) It needs to resort to science fiction weaponry and disinformation disseminated via T-shirts to secure as militarily weak a target of conquest as Haiti, and 2) That though it hurls thunderbolts like Zeus, it has the eyesight of Mr. Magoo-it can't distinguish one Caribbean island from another.

HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is a joint scientific research project of the US Air Force and Navy, whose principle facilities are located in Gakona, Alaska (I don't get cable, but I understand that Jesse Ventura visited the site on his TV show). According to its home page (click here), it is:

A scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes.

The HAARP program is committed to developing a world class ionospheric research facility consisting of:

* The Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high power transmitter facility operating in the High Frequency (HF) range. The IRI will be used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere for scientific study.


* A sophisticated suite of scientific (or diagnostic) instruments that will be used to observe the physical processes that occur in the excited region.

Observation of the processes resulting from the use of the IRI in a controlled manner will allow scientists to better understand processes that occur continuously under the natural stimulation of the sun.

Scientific instruments installed at the HAARP Observatory will be useful for a variety of continuing research efforts which do not involve the use of the IRI but are strictly passive. Among these studies include ionospheric characterization using satellite beacons, telescopic observation of the fine structure in the aurora, and documentation of long-term variations in the ozone layer.

They would say that, wouldn't they? If you're not a sheeple and you want to dig deeper, author and lecturer Jerry E. Smith's 1998 book Weather Warfare: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature (click here for author's web page) is one place you might start.
 Images Weather 200-1 Starting with Nicola Tesla's earthquake machine of the 1890s I trace the possibility of "earthquakes on demand" from the development of a "tsunami bomb" during World War II (as revealed by documents recently declassified by the New Zealand government), through Project Faultless which caused a massive earthquake in the Nevada desert after a high yield atom bomb was intentionally detonated on a fault line, to evidences of human initiation of several major quakes and the 2004 Christmas tsunami with "scalar" or other electromagnetic waves.

Also included is an update on recent developments at HAARP..... The US Air Force insists that it has no interest in "controlling the weather" yet HAARP represents the expenditure of hundreds of millions of dollars and a decade of research and construction in a program whose avowed purpose is to modify the atmosphere. What, if any, is the difference between "modifying the atmosphere" and "controlling the weather"?

I often find myself quoting F. Scott Fitzgerald when I write about conspiracy theory, who said that "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time." It's an ability that no explorer of the outer fringes of conspiracy theory can live without. One conspiracist will tell you that anthropogenic global warming is a fraud, a propaganda ploy manufactured by Al Gore and a consortium of disingenuous scientists to undermine US sovereignty and the free market and bring about the New World Order. Then another will tell you that New World Order scientists are already modifying the weather on a daily basis and even setting off earthquakes, not to mention streaming H1N1 across the sky in chemtrails, targeting weaker populations for extermination and altering our genes with bogus vaccines. They'll tell you that the Apollo moon landing was faked on a sound stage in Area 51-and also that Area 51 is where UFOs are being reversed engineered into super-secret weapons and spacecraft.

It can all get a little bit confusing.

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