HAARP Striking a Sour Note
by Julie Generic
HAARP, the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, is the most versatile, and also the largest, radio-frequency-radiation transmitter in the world. It is being constructed on a Department of Defense (DoD)-owned site in Gakona, Alaska, by the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The first phase of the project was completed in December of 1994, since which time it has been undergoing testing. The second phase of construction began in the summer of 1997, and when it has been completed there will be between 4.7 to 10 billion watts of effective radiation power (ERP) emitting from antennas at ground level. The military has scheduled the completion of the project for the year 2002. The 48 antennas at the HAARP site, surrounded by barbed wire, warnings and "No Trespassing" signs, function in the opposite manner to that of a radio telescope; they send out signals instead of receiving them. The HAARP technology will be used to lift areas of the ionosphere (the crucial global shield upon which life as we know it here on planet earth depends), by focusing a beam of radio-frequency (RF) radiation to those areas and heating them. Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth from the ionosphere and penetrate all animate and inanimate matter. The military's fancy name for this ionospheric heater is "Ionospheric Research Instrument," or IRI.
Why all this highfalutin technology, you may well ask? The military couches their phrases in such rhetorical technological terms that they are rendered practically indecipherable, but thanks to people like Dr. Nick Begich and Jeane Manning, authors of Angels Don't Play This HAARP - Advances in Tesla Technology, who have done extensive research into the military's obfuscations, the true capabilities of HAARP are presented in layperson's terms. A simplified summation of HAARP's potential includes the ability to:
* Communicate with the U.S. military's submerged submarines by penetrating the oceans with Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radiations
* Penetrate land with ELF in order to search for hidden tunnels or other sites of military interest (a process known as earth-penetrating tomography)
* Shield a territory from intercontinental ballistic missiles
* Fry satellites
* Discriminate between incoming objects (missiles)
* Enhance communications
* Disrupt communications over a large area of the globe
* Change the chemical structure of the upper atmosphere and possibly alter weather
* Affect human mental functioning
* Impact the health of humans and other biological systems (including migration patterns, etc.).
There is a great deal of concern from citizens and acclaimed scientists alike about the effects of HAARP's activities on the ionosphere, particularly when the risks are already exacerbated by many other factors. Paul Schaefer of Kansas City has a degree in electrical engineering and spent four years building nuclear weapons. He talks about imbalances already caused by the industrial and atomic age, especially by radiation of large numbers of tiny, high-velocity particles "like very small spinning tops in our environment. The unnatural level of motion of highly-energetic particles in the atmosphere and in radiation belts surrounding HAARP: Striking a Sour Note
earth is the villain in the weather disruptions, according to this model, which describes an earth discharging its buildup of heat, relieving stress and regaining a balanced condition through earthquakes and volcanic action...Unless we desire the death of our planet, we must end the production of unstable particles which are generating the earth's fever. A first priority to prevent this disaster would be to shut down all nuclear power plants and end the testing of atomic weapons, electronic warfare, and 'Star Wars'." HAARP falls into the "Star Wars" category by virtue of the fact that HAARP is a spin-off of Strategic Defense Initiative, i.e., Star Wars-related projects, which used ionospheric heaters in the 1980's.
The heating of the ionosphere is in itself incredibly risky, and even the military and its scientists lay no claim to knowledge of the consequences of what this type of interference may have. The ionosphere lies between forty and six hundred miles above earth, just above the ozone layer. The ionosphere is alive with electrical activity, so much so that its processes are "non-linear". This means that the ionosphere is dynamic, and its reactions to experiments unpredictable. High-energy experiments in this area where non-linear processes can change suddenly and unexpectedly, or increase in power dramatically, is madness. Some theorists say that a non-linear process can, under certain conditions, tap into the background energy of space, also called "zero-point fluctuations of the vacuum". The ionosphere protects the earth from constant bombardment of high-energy particles from space with the help of earth's magnetic field, and it has an intimate relationship with those forces. HAARP would serve to, in effect, slice into the ionosphere. David Yarrow of Albany, New York, a researcher with a background in electronics, describes possible interactions of HAARP radiations with the ionosphere and earth's magnetic grid:
"HAARP will not burn 'holes' in the ionosphere. That is a dangerous understatement of what HAARP's giant gigawatt beam will do. Earth is spinning relative to thin electric shells of the multilayer membrane of 'ionosperes' that absorb and shield earth's surface from intense solar radiation, including charged particle storms in solar winds erupting from the sun. Earth's axial spin means that HAARP - in a burst lasting more than a few minutes - will slice through the ionosphere like a microwave knife. This produces not a hole but a long tear - an incision."
Dr. Elizabeth Rauscher, a Ph.D. in particle physics, describes the ionosphere as a soap-bubble-like sphere surrounding earth's atmosphere, with movements swirling over the surface of the bubble. She says that "if you've ever watched a large bubble closely, you see rainbow-like patterns flowing over it. Then you see a black spot where the wavelengths of light are so short that they can't show the bubble. But it hasn't burst yet. Then a hole forms, then it pops."
Barbara Zickuhr, a concerned Alaskan, says "they're like big boys playing with a sharp stick, finding a sleeping bear and poking it in the butt to see what's going to happen."
The implications, both long and short term, of the potential risks on a global scale, affecting all life on this planet, are staggering. It is each person's responsibility to be active and aware regarding HAARP. Earth and the life forms on it vibrate and resonate in harmony, and HAARP is a sour note. For more information, Jeane Manning and Dr. Nick Begichs' book Angel's Don't Play This HAARP - Advances in Tesla Technology is available from Earthpulse Press, P.O. Box 201393, Anchorage, Alaska, 99520. Also available to the general public is their website, through which you can also access the information being made available to the general public by the military, at: www.earthpulse.com. Dr. Nick Begich can usually be reached at (907)-694-1277, fax: (907)-696-1277.
Information is also on file at the Mendocino Environmental Center, 106 W. Standley St., Ukiah, CA 95468 (707)-468-1660.
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