The development of so-called "weather weapons" has been dismissed by many as paranoid hyperbole, the work of science fiction movie script writers and conspiracy theorists, but the fact is they have existed, at least in the laboratory, for decades.
None other than former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen, in fact, has talked about the development of weather-related weaponry - or, more specifically, techniques to create weather events to support offensive military operations. During a question-and-answer session at the Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and U.S. Strategy at the Georgia Center in Athens, Ga., in 1997, Cohen addressed them:
There are some reports, for example, that some countries have been trying to construct something like an Ebola Virus, and that would be a very dangerous phenomenon, to say the least. Alvin Toeffler has written about this in terms of some scientists in their laboratories trying to devise certain types of pathogens that would be ethnic specific so that they could just eliminate certain ethnic groups and races; and others are designing some sort of engineering, some sort of insects that can destroy specific crops. 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.
What about 'chemtrails?'
Shortly after Cohen's testimony reports began to surface about contrails - plumes of condensation trailing behind aircraft that allegedly contain chemicals which made some people sick. From WorldNetDaily, which reported on the phenomenon in February 1999:
Specifically, the focus of this mysterious "sickness" is centered around the observance of contrails - trails of gaseous substances - left in the wake of jet planes flying high above certain areas of the country. Observers on the ground have discovered, after several "patterns" of contrails have been produced by numerous planes making dozens of passes over an area, that a colorless web-like sticky substance falls from the sky, often generating sickness for many who come in contact with it. In other areas no such substance is reported, but scores of people have become ill nonetheless, presumably because the planes forming the contrail patterns are literally spraying some sort of chemical in the air.
Word was these chemicals were part of an Air Force operation to "seed clouds" as part of weather modification experimentation. Officially, of course, the Air Force denied such allegations, but a number of residents in heavily "seeded" areas reported on several occasions that heavy rains would follow such seeding operations.
In addition to contrails, other reports have mentioned the Air Force's HAARP initiative - High Altitude Auroral Research Project, located in Alaska in 1990 (http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/). According to the project's website, "HAARP 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."
'Something is out there'
The Air Force has denied that the project aims to modify weather, but is instead primarily focused on research. And yet, links between HAARP and weather control continue to crop up. From TheWeatherSpace.com website May 30:
HaarpStatus Facebook Page has released a statement claiming to be testing a tornado experiment on Oklahoma today. Their experiment states that frequencies have been turned up to the highest level and that people need to be aware.
Sounds like something out of science fiction. Can we really control the weather? No one knows exactly where and when tornadoes will strike, but this group is claiming that if deadly tornadoes strike Oklahoma today then HAARP was responsible for it. Now the question remains ... Is the group secretly the actual HAARP facility?
Answers about HAARP's real purpose, and those of weather weapons in general, remain elusive, but with Cohen's admission more than 15 years ago that such technology exists is proof enough, even if we don't know all of the details.