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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-27-03 01:19 AM
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15. An emphatic maybe. I believe it was a natural occurance, but
tectonic weapons are only tinfoil if you haven't been paying attention.

In 1997 William Cohen, then-Secretary of Defense, spoke of countries "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." http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Apr1997/t042897_t0428co...

Here's a recent thread on the subject:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Sounds crazy, I know. But that's the Pentagon for you. I'm not suggesting tectonic weapons are operational. They may be still in development, or even merely theory, but clearly they are of interest to more than we poor paranoiacs.

Weather modification sounds like science fiction, but it is an objective of the US military. Here's an example of such thinking, from a study submitted to the Air Force Chief of Staff in 1996, when he called for an examination of "the concepts, capabilities, and technologies the United States will need to remain the dominant air and space force in the future":

"US aerospace forces can 'own the weather' by capitalizing on emerging technologies and focusing development of those technologies to war-fighting applications. Such a capability offers the war fighter tools to shape the battlespace in ways never before possible. It provides opportunities to impact operations across the full spectrum of conflict and is pertinent to all possible futures. The purpose of this paper is to outline a strategy for the use of a future weather-modification system to achieve military objectives rather than to provide a detailed technical road map.

"A high-risk, high-reward endeavor, weather-modification offers a dilemma not unlike the splitting of the atom. While some segments of society will always be reluctant to examine controversial issues such as weather-modification, the tremendous military capabilities that could result from this field are ignored at our own peril. From enhancing friendly operations or disrupting those of the enemy via small-scale tailoring of natural weather patterns to complete dominance of global communications and counterspace control, weather-modification offers the war fighter a wide-range of possible options to defeat or coerce an adversary."
http://www.au.af.mil/au/2025/volume3/chap15/v3c15-1.htm

A question: what would a test of a tectonic weapon look like?
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