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Earth Island Journal, Fall 94: ARCO, Eastlund and the Roots of HAARP -- by Gary Smith: (Note: Following is an interesting by-product of ARCO [the Atlantic Richfield Co.,] which has been getting a good deal of attention throughout Internet discussion groups.

Could such a powerful project be used 'against' American citizens by ARCO or other proponents of the 'New World Order'? - Branton) All atomic and electronic technologies -- from household appliances to nuclear weapons -- radiate energetic particles. While the immediate impacts of human-caused electromagnetic pollution are generally imperceptible, the long-term consequences for the biosphere can be profound. In 1988, OMNI magazine raised concerns about the environmental consequences of a bizarre electromagnetic invention. According to OMNI, ARCO, the US oil giant, found itself wondering what to do with the estimated 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas that it hoped to extract from Alaska's North Slope. While this was enough energy to supply the US for a year, the gas fields were too far from any potential customers. ARCO concluded that it would be too expensive to liquefy the gas and ship it thousands of miles to urban centers. What was needed was a client that wanted access to vast amounts of energy on-site -- in the wilds of Alaska. Bernard Eastland, an MIT and Columbia University physicist with eight years experience with the Atomic Energy Commission, came to the rescue with an extraordinary plan to use the energy "at the point of production." Eastland, who soon became president of ARCO's Production Technologies International Company in Houston, proposed burning the vast Alaskan gas fields to power a huge electric generator. The resulting power would be directed into a huge antenna complex, 40 miles on a side. The antennae would be used to focus an intense beam of electromagnetic energy into the upper atmosphere where it would collide with the ionosphere to create a phenomenon called the "mirror force." Eastland was granted a US Patent (# 4,686,605) for this invention on August 11, 1987.

"You can virtually lift part of the upper atmosphere," Eastland told OMNI, "You can make it move, do things to it." One of the tricks Eastland envisioned involved 'surgically' distorting the ionosphere to disrupt global communications. Pushing the upper atmosphere around might also generate high-altitude 'drag' that could heat and deflect enemy missiles or surround them with "high-energy electrons" that might cause the missiles to detonate in mid-trajectory. The proposal appealed to the Pentagon, which invested several hundred thousand dollars 'evaluating' Eastland's work. Eastland maintained that there were 'peaceful' uses for his technology. In one scenario, he explained how beams of electromagnetic power could lift portions of the upper atmosphere and redirect the jetstream to alter global weather patterns. Using "plumes of atmospheric particles to act as a lens or focusing device," Eastland proposed redirecting sunlight and heat to different parts of the Earth's surface, making it possible to manipulate wind patterns, cause rainstorms in Ethiopia, drive hurricanes out of the Caribbean, incinerate airborne industrial pollution and sew up the hole in the Antarctic ozone layer. "Because the upper atmosphere is extremely sensitive to small changes in its composition," OMNI cautioned, "merely TESTING an Eastland Device could cause irreversible damage."

And also we have the following article, titled "DOOMSDAY DEATH RAY". Subtitle: "Is the U.S. Government Testing a Secret Mega-Weapon?" -- by "Agent X"., The Nose Magazine, issue #26 [March 1995]. We have to ask ourselves, just WHO will have control of this 'weapon', especially if ARCO is deeply involved with the HAARP project? Beginning some ways into the article: In marked contrast to other advanced weapons-related programs, HAARP is not part of the officially denied 'Blackworld' budget. Rather, the military insists that HAARP is a strictly scientific program to study the aurora borealis [or Northern Lights], when in fact it is a device intended to seriously tweak the ionosphere for purposes that are less than benign. ...BUILT by ARCO Power Technologies, HAARP is due to begin initial testing as this story goes to press. During 1996, a planned $75 million increase to the already multi megabuck project will increase the output of the system to over 1.7 gigawatts, making HAARP the most powerful emitter in the world. Several smaller sites exist around the world, most notably in Russia. Though these installations cannot match the ionosphere heating capabilities of HAARP, some experts in the field who wish not to be quoted suggest that some aberrant weather conditions MAY HAVE been caused by their operation.

The weapon-development whiz kids have been interested in this sort of gizmo for quite some time. Just what in hell does the military want with the world's largest weenie roaster? Here are some possible applications I've discovered: EARTH-PENETRATING TOPOGRAPHY: Sort of a CAT scan for the planet. By heating the ionosphere to create a resonant mirror, electronic-beam steering directs an energy stream to specific coordinates on the planet. This energy penetrates the ground to a depth of a kilometer or more, and the signal return is received by satellite or aircraft. After computer processing, A RELATIVELY CLEAR PICTURE OF WHAT IS UNDERGROUND emerges. Damn handy when trying to figure out where those wily North Koreans hide their nukes -- or where YOU keep your stash.

HARD-KILL WEAPON SYSTEM: The output of HAARP would have to be boosted a thousand-fold, but if that is accomplished, a shell of high-speed electrons can be constructed that encompasses the earth. Any ballistic missile or warhead passing through the shell would explode.

SOFT-KILL WEAPON SYSTEM: By directing enormous amounts of radio-frequency energy at a specific area, HAARP could overload electrical power distribution grids, fry sensitive microelectronics, detonate weapons that use electronic fuses, scramble missile guidance systems and probably upset brain chemistry.

WEATHER MODIFICATION: Heating the upper atmosphere over specific areas could change weather patterns, creating torrential floods, destroying an enemy's infrastructure or denying an enemy's harvest by drought... Weather as a weapon.

IDENTIFICATION OF SATELLITES: By illuminating orbiting spacecraft with HAARP, the constituent materials and the mission of a satellite can be assessed.

COMMUNICATIONS: Possible uses include satellite jamming, satellite communications with submarines and detection of stealth aircraft. Physicist Bernard Eastlund, president of Production Technologies Company AND FORMER 'ARCO' BIGWIG, was granted three patents over the past seven years for a system that looks suspiciously like HAARP - though much larger. His plan, using a transmitter encompassing 160 square miles and powered by massive amounts of electricity generated using vast Alaskan natural gas reserves [to which ARCO has access], was to shoot down missiles and alter the weather. ARCO initially owned Eastlund's patents, but was soon paid a visit by Edward Teller (the "father of the H-Bomb", Nevada Test Site coordinator for the "Star Wars" or SDI defense program, and major MJ-12 member. - Branton.), and development grew secretive. Eastlund declined further involvement, and the patents were quietly sold in June 1994 to E-Systems, a high-tech corporation famous for ultra-secret defense projects such as the president's customized Boeing 747 doomsday plane. "HAARP is the perfect first step towards a plan like mine," Eastlund says. "Advances in phased-array transmitter technology and power generation can produce the field strength required. The government will say it isn't so, but if it quacks like a duck and it looks like a duck, there's a good chance it is duck." "Eastlund is nuts," says an Air Force official speaking on condition of anonymity. "HAARP is much smaller and less powerful than his instrument. We are not doing anything except good science and pure research. "The real beauty of HAARP," he then adds cryptically, "is that nothing you can see on the outside is sensitive. The secret is the beam steering agility and pulsing of the transmissions... When covert operations occur, the science team, the operating funds and the mission will be black." Whatever is going on, Alaskans are mad as hell.

The federal government enjoys a long tradition of screwing over the inhabitants of the Last Frontier. Generally speaking, the feds are as welcome as a case of herpes. And studies done by the EPA, the Swedish government and others indicate that HAARP could interfere with communications, navigation systems, wildlife migration and possibly human health. "There has never been a transmitter of this power in this frequency," Eastlund says. "It would be wise to assess its impact." Though there are many questions, the military insists that all is well and there is nothing to worry about. "We are not doing anything to the ionosphere -- we are just looking at it," insists Air Force Phillips Laboratory spokesman Roy Heitman. Although an ad-hoc grassroots organization called NO HAARP is trying to stop the project, founder Clare Zickuhr admits, "It's all a whitewash, [HAARP] is going to happen." An ARCO retiree, Zickuhr is convinced HAARP is a secret weapons project. "It has all the appearances of a secret program. This is not good science -- they have no idea what this thing could do to the ionosphere. To put this in the hands of the military scares the hell out of me." (Remember however that, although this particular ex-ARCO employee - Zickuhr -- is against the project, the HAARP facility in Alaska was never-the-less CONSTRUCTED by ARCO POWER TECHNOLOGIES.

So Zickuhr's views apparently do not reflect the views of ARCO in general in regards to the project. - Branton) And if you're not yet convinced that ARCO -- The ATLANTIC RICHFIELD COMPANY -- is a front for the fascist "Nazifeller" New World Order infiltration of, if not invasion of, North America, then try this one on for size: ARCO-ALYESKA, WACKINHUT, ILLEGAL SPYING, ORGANIZED CRIME... ("Oh what a tangled web we weave..."): STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE GEORGE MILLER CHAIRMAN, HOUSE INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT HEARINGS ON ALYESKA COVERT OPERATIONS NOVEMBER 4, 1991 (A few excerpts from this lengthy hearing appear below - Branton): "This is the first of two days of hearings before the House Interior Committee on the subject of covert surveillance authorized by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company and conducted by The WACKENHUT Corporation. "On August 7 of this year, the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs filed a written request for documents from Wackenhut and Alyeska in connection with allegations that the Wackenhut Corporation conducted undercover surveillance of Charles Hamel on behalf of Alyeska and its OWNER companies.

In letters to both Wackenhut and Alyeska, I expressed concern that the surveillance of Mr. Hamel was for the purpose of obtaining information on and/or interfering with Mr. Hamel's communications with this Committee. "Charles Hamel has been a source of information for Congress, state and federal regulatory agencies, and the media, concerning environmental, health and safety VIOLATIONS by Alyeska and its oil company owners (that is, ARCO or Atlantic Richfield. - Branton). Mr. Hamel has served as a conduit for whistleblowers, including Alyeska employees, to make public information on oil industry practices. At the same time, Mr. Hamel has at least two significant business disputes with ALYESKA and EXXON... "In the next two days, we will explore the issue of whether Alyeska's use of a 'bogus' environmental group formed by Wackenhut spies was an effort to disrupt and compromise a source of information for this Committee's continuing investigation of oil industry practices in Alaska... "In my view, it is important to find out why some of the largest and most powerful corporations in this country would resort to such elaborate 'sting' tactics to INVADE and DESTROY the privacy of Mr. Hamel, federal and state officials, environmentalists and ordinary citizens... "We believe that the testimony and the evidence presented in these hearings during the next two days will show that the covert surveillance operation involved the much more sinister and disturbing motives of SILENCING environmental critics and intimidating whistleblowers..."

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