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Storms and Quakes
—Weapons of War?

by Captain Eric H. May
Political-Military Editor
The Lone Star Iconoclast
May 25, 2008

Capt. Eric H. May
Military Analysis

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." —Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5

Alas, Asia!

"Two of the most repressive regimes on the planet —China and Burma—struggle to respond to devastating disasters: the Sichuan earthquake and Cyclone Nargis. In both cases, the disasters have exposed grave political weaknesses within the regimes—and both crises have the potential to ignite levels of public rage that would be difficult to control." —Naomi Klein, The Nation., May 15, 2008, "Regime-Quakes in China and Burma,"

On Mayday, the Bush administration began its National Level Exercise 2-08, in which it simulated a category four storm. On the same day Cyclone Nargis, supposed to be heading for India, abruptly became a category-four storm and turned east for Myanmar (Burma). It made landfall on May 2, and wreaked such damage that it has been rated the worst natural disaster in the nation's history. The Myanmar government, distrustful of the Bush administration, refused relief efforts—until international reports began to suggest that another freak storm was going to hit the country. The ruling junta soon thereafter agreed to be "assisted"—and the next storm never materialized.
On May 12 China's Sichuan province suffered a magnitude 8.0 earthquake, which has brought devastation to the closest international rival of the United States. It is certain to detract from the carefully crafted superpower image that Chinese officials wanted to project during the upcoming Summer Olympic Games. With a death toll nearing 100,000, the Sichuan quake will certainly join the Pakistani quake of 2005, the Sumatra quake of 2004 and the Iranian quake of 2003 on the uncanny list of major geological and meteorological disasters to have occurred in recent years.

Inside Insight

"Others are engaging even 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, and that's why this is so important."—Secretary of Defense William Cohen, 1997, Counterterrorism Conference,

What Secretary Cohen did not say in his 1997 remarks was that by "others" he meant Russia, with its "Operation Woodpecker," and the US, with its "High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program" (HAARP).
The HAARP website is well worth a visit.
In its questions-and-answers section there are enough evasive replies that a good reader can infer the necessary picture from the sketchy assurances that the HAARP facility will not be used for military purposes.
While mainstream media sources avoid the uncomfortable topic of HAARP, W. Leon Smith, publisher of The Lone Star Iconoclast, has addressed it directly. In a 2006 editorial, "Earthquakes: Global Warming or HAARP,"
Smith noted that, according to US Geological Survey data, major earthquake activity worldwide has risen sharply and inexplicably since the beginning of the Bush administration. The same could be said of hurricanes and cyclones, as well.

Problems? Profits!

"Reconstruction is now such a big business that investors greet each new disaster with the excitement of a hot new stock offering: $30 billion for Iraq reconstruction, $13 billion for tsunami reconstruction, $110 billion for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast." —Paul B. Farrell, Oct. 16, 2007, Dow Jones Business News, "War, Terror, Catastrophe: Profiting From 'Disaster Capitalism'"

"It's as if the entire Gulf Coast were obliterated by the worst kind of weapon you can imagine."—George W. Bush, touring Katrina damage, Sep. 3, 2005, Washington Post, "An Embattled Bush Says 'Results Are Not Acceptable'"

"We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." —Rep. Richard H. Baker (R, La.), Washington Post, Sep. 10, 2005, "Some GOP Legislators Hit Jarring Notes in Addressing Katrina"

Before Katrina, I didn't know about HAARP, and couldn't imagine something as cold-blooded as weather war. By the time Rita had followed Katrina, and Wilma had followed Rita, I was a convert. From my home in Houston, Texas, I had a front-porch seat for the storm attacks of 2005. I wasn't alone in my discovery: people worldwide were using the Internet and its derivative Internet radio stations to discuss the evidence. I did a 15-minute interview with Canadian journalist Lenny Bloom about the topic that summed up my take on the phenomenon:
Lenny Bloom and Captain Eric H. May, Cloak and Dagger, Oct. 22, 2005, "Super Storm Wilma —Weather War Report"

Nearly Nuked

"Initiate Operation Beau Coup!
"Initiate Operation Beau Coup!
"Initiate Operation Beau Coup!"

-- Captain Eric H. May, Jul. 28, 2005, Cloak and Dagger, "The Simulated Nuking of Texas City, Texas?" (See transcripts for interviews at 18:00 hours and 21:00 hours).
[Editor's March 2011 note, this URL no longer works. However, the 18:00 and 21:00 hours M3 links above still direct to transcript pages with working MP3 links]
During the historic 15-minute interview above I kept pronouncing "Operation Beau Coup" as "Operation BOO Coup," in my Texas twang. That was just as well, as far as I was concerned, because I was trying to frighten the commanders of a nuclear terror drill into aborting their apparent plan to "take the exercise live"—meaning to actually set off a nuke, then blame it on Al Qaeda. I spoke excited Spanish and Russian to an international audience for the first couple of minutes, which was another effort to spook the traitors.
Before listening to the interview above, the interested reader would do well to read the first couple of paragraphs from a mainstream story on the sham nuke phenomenon. It is from the UK Daily Express, widely published worldwide in the summer of 2005, at about the time of fire interview. The title, as we say, says it all:
"Weather War? New evidence suggests that US and Russia are embroiled in an illegal race to harness the power of hurricanes and earthquakes."
I did the interview just after dark on July 28, 2005, and the BP refinery in its Texas City, 45 miles south, had exploded a couple of hours earlier. For about a week I had been in touch with contacts in the Houston Police Department and Houston media, going over the frightening scenario that the Bush administration was targeting the Houston area for the "next 9/11." We had predicted a July 27 attack, and we were only off by a day.
Fully one half of the southern horizon was lit up in a fireball, which continued to erupt for an hour. This was my introduction to HAARP. I describe the site as "Hurricane Bush" —not because I was anticipating the HAARPicane Katrina of a month later, but because what I saw looked to me like a hurricane of fire. A black helicopter was circling my position as I conducted the interview, which I did not expect to survive. I didn't expect Lenny Bloom to live for long, but I was hoping he would stay alive long enough to publish an MP3.
As it all went down the Houston broadcast media was silent, except for the weather Channel, which reported an electrical storm. Everyone had been threatened, insiders said to keep their mouths shut. The next day the Houston Chronicle reported the BP explosion on the front page, and well into the middle of the paper printed a cover story that some Houstonians have become concerned about flashes from the small fire at the refinery. Sgt. John Karshner at the Houston Police Department's Criminal Intelligence Division, one of the officials I had been speaking with about the possibility of a staged terror attack, called me later the next day. He agreed that it had looked very much like a nuke, and said that there was nothing on earth a local police department could do to stop the national government.

Constitutional Coup

Perhaps my order for a coup d'état was one of the reasons that Texas City survived the night, but I doubt I'll ever know for sure. I suppose it's the first such broadcast order ever uttered in America, and given that the Bush administration was attacking the nation—which is treason according to the Constitution—I'm certain that it was a valid order. As far as I'm concerned, it's still a valid order, and I am still waiting for the rest of the nation's military to follow my lead.
In infowar, as in all war, you don't often know the exact consequences of your actions. I do know, though, that a couple of weeks later four-star General Kevin Byrnes, who had been in charge of the nuclear exercise headquarters of Ft. Monroe, Virginia, was relieved of command and forced to retire. Insiders told a shocking tale—and they even got parts of it right:
Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones, Aug. 10, 2005, Prison Planet, "Four-Star General Fired for Organizing Coup against Neo-Cons? Reporter suggests Byrnes discovered plan to turn nuke exercise into staged terror attack."

Goodbye Gift

With hurricane season a week away, I leave it to each American citizen to decide whether or not George W. Bush is in reality a neo-Nero, playing HAARP as he destroys at will for profit and pleasure. At present Northern Command and Homeland Security—two organizations that did not exist before Bush's 9/11—are practicing for the eventualities of Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast hurricanes and West Coast earthquakes and tsunamis.
YouTube videos from China show strange prism effects in the atmosphere moments before their cataclysmic quake. YouTube videos from the US Midwest show strange lights in the nighttime skies for the couple of days before the strange Midwest quake of April 18. The improbable official Air Force explanation doesn't mention the coincidental timing of the strange lights and the stranger earthquake:
Rick Callahan, Apr. 17, 2008, Associated Press, "Mysterious boom, light, may have been F-16s"
According to National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD 51), effective for a year now but still not explained to Congress, Bush is empowered to declare outright dictatorship in the event of such a catastrophe. The Bush administration has been practicing mass arrests and concentration camps with April's Operation Sudden Impact, and May's Waterloo, Iowa FEMA ICE.
Whatever momentous event may happen in the future, you can count on the media to tell it wrong—and to label those who tell it right "conspiracy theorists." That's the nature of information in evil times, when you have to move heaven and earth to get the truth out.

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America First Books editor's note:
The cited article above "War, Terror, Catastrophe: Profiting From 'Disaster Capitalism'" says:

To more fully grasp this new economy, you must read what may be the most important book on economics in the 21st century, Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, whose roots trace back the ideas of three 20th century giants:
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who warned us against the self-perpetuating and ever-expanding economic power of our "military-industrial complex."
Nobel economist Milton Friedman, who said economic change never occurs without a crisis shocking the system; whether the crisis is natural, induced or merely perceived, as with enflaming public fears of war and terror threats.
Economist Joseph Schumpeter, whose saw `creative destruction' as a healthy process by which new technologies and new products made old ones obsolete.

This article is imbalanced because it fails to explicitly identify any of the countervailing arguments. One of the most important counterarguments is known in economics literature as Frederic Bastiat's "Fallacy of the Broken Window." Please see the articles "The Broken Window Fallacy Reapplied" by Lew Rockwell, "Is Terrorism Good for the Economy?" by William Anderson and the Mises Institute lecture "What Thrives and Dies During War" by Dr. Mark Thornton.
As a final note, according to "HAARP Poses Global Threat" in the Jan 15, 2003 Pravda: "The Russian Federation State Duma spent almost a year, considering the global threat of the HAARP program. The Duma finally prepared two addresses: to President Putin and to the UN, international organizations, parliaments and governments of all countries, to the scientific community of the world, as well as to mass media. The Russian parliament suggested the global banning of HAARP tests. In September of the year 2002 the State Duma of Russia discussed this question and conducted the voting in order to send the mentioned addresses to the adequate addressees. One hundred and eighty-eight deputies voted for the address to President Vladimir Putin, whereas the same subject for the UN returned 220 votes. This proved that Russian parliamentarians were rather concerned about the development and possible use of geophysical weapons."

Captain Eric H. May is a former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, as well as a former NBC editorial writer. His essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Houston Chronicle and Military Intelligence Magazine. For his most recent articles and upcoming interviews, refer to his home site at: [Editor's Note as of March 2011, this site is no longer active. The last Waybackmachine web archive of this site is April 12, 2008].
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