With the recent storms in the southern midwest and south, we're confronted once again by the terrible specter of "weather warfare," and I thought it would be prudent to review some of the pertinent evidence, and I am planning a members' white paper which I'm currently researching as well.
Let's begin with an observation of my friend, the late Jerry Smith, from his excellent book Weather Warfare: The Military's Plan to Draft Mother Nature (Adventures Unlimited Press 2006). "Mother nature," he observed, "gives great plausible deniability."(p. vi) It is indeed a perfect method by which to wage war and not appear - at least for the populations of the combatants involved - to do so. But this implies that those possessing such technologies would also most likely possess technologies that would let them know if someone else was doing so.
While few have noticed it, it is this technological implication that, to a certain extent, is implied in the oft-cited words of President Bill Clinton's Secretary of Defense, William S. Cohen, who warned in 1997: "There are some reports, for example, that some countries have been trying to construct something like an Ebola virus.... Alvin Toffler has written about this in terms of some scientists in their laboratories trying to devise new pathogens that would be ethnic specific to that they could just eliminate certain ethnic groups and races....Others are engaging in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanos remotely through the use of electromagnatic waves." (Cited in Smith, p. i). Note something very significant here: Cohen does not say that "others might engage in an eco-terrorism" but rather that "others are engaging" in it, and this was in 1997!
But how would Cohen have known this? Certainly one means is via human intelligence (humint as the professional jargon of the intelligence "community" has it), and the other would be via technologies created to detect other technologies producing these effects, the implication being that to have technologies of detection, one first has to have developed the technologies of doing it and what to look for. The total implication of Cohen's statement, when one really pauses to ponder all of its implications, is therefore quite staggering.
If altering the climate sounds like engineering on a planetary-wide scale, that's because it is. Smith cites the article "Controlling Hurricanes - Can Hurricanes and Other Severe Tropical Storms be Moderated or Deflected?" (Scientific American Oct. 2004), Smith notes that the article's author, Dr. Ross N. Hoffman, was a principal scientist of the Research and Development at Atmospheric and Environmental Research. Hoffmann was also a member of the National Committee on the Status and Future Directions of U.S. Weather Modification Research and Operations. (Smith, op. cit. p. 40).
In that 2004 article Hoffmann wrote: "What is more, it turns out the very thing that makes forecasting any weather difficult - the atmosphere's extreme sensitivity to small stimuli - may well be the key to achieving the control we seek. Our first attempt at influencing the course of a simulated hurricane by making minor changes to the storm's initial state, for example, proved remarkably successful, and the subsequent results have continued to look favorable too."
Japan weighed in with an unusual article in 1975-1976 entitled "Recent abnormal Phenomena on Earth and Atomic Power Tests," in which the authors - Shigeyoshi Matsumae, of Tokai University and Yoshio Kato, head of that university's Department of Aerospace science - determined that nuclear bomb testing had actually slightly altered the earth's rotation, a shade short of the more sweeping conclusions I and co-author Scott de Hart reached in our forthcoming book, The Grid of the Gods. Similar studies of nuclear testing and earthquakes were offered in a paper by Gary Whiteford of the University of New Brunswick. (Smith op. cit., pp[. 74-75). All that was required was for a technology to replace the effect of nuclear testing.
One thing seems clearly implied by all these comments, and that is, with the advent of nuclear testing, computer modeling and forecasting, and a host of other technologies, that scientists clearly sat up and took notice that they had within their grasp the basic experimental observations and technologies for wholesale, planetary -wide engineering, and weather was a part of it. The question now becomes, is that engineering based solely upon thermodynamic models, or electromagnetic ones, or some combination of both. Those are questions for another day....