From time to time I've blogged about the possibility that some geophysical and weather events are perhaps best understood as examples of possible geophysical warfare. For example, I've suspected for some time that Hurricane Katrina was "steered" to New Orleans, for you might recall it was tracking almost due west through the Gulf of Mexico, until it reached a point south of the city, then appeared to make a sudden and almost perfect ninety-degree turn to the north. Not only that, once it made landfall, it also appeared to stop, then move back into the Gulf, and thence to make landfall on New Orleans again. I also entertained suspicions about the Fukushima earthquake/tsunami, given some rather tense relations between the then Japanese government and the Obama administration of potential visits of the Japanese emperor to China (a visit that did not happen), and increasing Japanese demands to close the U.S. military base at Okinawa. You might recall that the then US Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, issued such a stern warning to Japan that it could only be taken as a threat. A short time later... Fukushima...
Others have questioned certain events. Former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Catherine Austin Fitts, has often mentioned her suspicions over the Indonesian tsunami, for she noticed sudden sell-offs of Indonesian sovereign securities a week prior to the event, with no apparent nor good reason for the sell-off... until the tsunami happened. That, of course, raised the question of how one could know about a tsunami, unless one was planning for it? Turning the clock even further back, I have also entertained the speculation that perhaps the Haiti earthquake, and then the subsequent earthquake near Paral, Chile, were engineered events. More recently, the Chinese government has indicated that it has plans to build a massive weather modification network on the entire Tibetan plateau for the precise purpose of weather modification.
According to these two articles sent to me from Mr. B. and Mr. H.B., Iran has now not only jumped on the weather warfare bandwagon, but is "semi-officially" stating that it is being used against that country by (you guessed it), Israel:
The Zero Hedge version of this story cites Iranian Brigadier General Reza Jalali as making a specific accusation:
In a series of comments at the Third National Conference on Non-Proactive Defense in Agriculture on civil defense tactics in agriculture, held in Tehran on Monday, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali condemned Israel for its severe drought, insisting that the country has fallen victim to the ‘Jewish State stealing its rain.’
He said Iranian academic institutions had confirmed that foreign entities played a significant role in manipulating weather patterns over the country. A scientific study conducted in the country “confirms” the validity behind Jalali’s accusation — mostly directed at Israel, said Iranian Students’ News Agency.
“Foreign interference is suspected to have played a role in climate change,” Jalali emphasized. “Israel and another country in the region have joint teams which work to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain,” a translated report from the Tasnim News Agency quoted Jalali as saying.
General Jalili's chief piece of evidence to support this claim is the fact that all the mountains in the region, from the Mediterranean to Afghanistan, have snow on the mountains... except Iran.
But, there are questioning voices, even in Iran. According to RT, Iran's meteorological service disputes the allegation:
Iran’s own meteorological service, however, has its doubts regarding the claim, saying Iran is not alone in suffering from the prolonged drought as it "is a global trend." Jalali "probably has documents of which I am not aware, but on the basis of meteorological knowledge, it is not possible for a country to steal snow or clouds," the head of Iran's meteorological service Ahad Vazife, said as quoted by Isna.
Clearly, Jalali is pointing fingers, not just at Israel, but by "another country in the region" he might be pointing fingers at Saudi Arabia. The trouble is, to my knowledge, neither of those countries has the infrastructure or devices to accomplish it, namely, ionospheric heaters. One claim made for such phased array radio broadcast transmitters - a claim found in the earliest publicly available patent for the technology, the so-called Eastland patent - is that by creating regions of low pressure in the atmosphere by heating a region of it, it would be possible to "steer" the jet stream and other types of weather systems. Another possible use of the system might be to lower the electrical potentials in clouds, thus making it impossible for water droplets to gather on particles and to rain down. So, contrary to Iran's meteorological service, it would be possible for Israel or Saudi Arabia to do what the general is claiming, save that they don't, as far as I know, have such heaters built. The technological certainly isn't difficult, and both countries could build them if they wished, and may have done so covertly, but in my admittedly limited search for this blog, I could not find any articles claiming that they had done so.
But, of course, the United States does, in its well-known HAARP facility in Gakona, Alaska. Europe has another large facility, EISCAT, and Russia, has one called Sura, it being the only country "in the region" that does. None of that is high octane speculation: the patents and their claims for weather manipulation are out there, and have been for some time.
The real question is, who is the general really talking about, and what sort of evidence does he have, beyond the vague reference to the absence of snow and rainfall in Iran? If indeed the Iranians have identified more precise ways of looking for the possibility of weather warfare being used, they're not talking. But given the Trump Administration's recent attacks on the Iranian regime, it is entirely possible that General Jalali is using "Israel" as code for "the USA." And, in the other case of a "country in the region," perhaps he is talking about Russia, which might be providing a little bit of "pressure" via the weather to send signals to Tehran that it is not the senior partner in the regional alliance. In short, the political climate is perfect for a "Demonstration of Capability" to Tehran.
But there's a final thing here that disturbs: the Iranian general's claims are the first time since Fukushima that anyone has claimed a geophysical event or trend had been the result of deliberate warfare. Recall that some Japanese researchers claimed that Fukushima was a deliberately engineered event and attack on Japan, and though no fingers were pointed, the clear implication was that it was the USA that was the prime suspect. But those researchers were not connected to the government. Now, with the Iranian claim, we do have a claim of weather warfare coming from someone that is connected to a government. Weather warfare has "come of age" so to speak, and one can now envision a future where nations may attempt to wage covert warfare of this type, building the technologies to achieve it. In the process, my fear is that they will so mess up the normal patterns of weather that the entire planet suffers, if indeed, it already isn't.
And here's another problem: there's nothing to prevent private corporations or other non-state actors from building such equipment and doing the same...
See you on the flip side...