Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The End Of Science Fiction

The end of science fiction By: Nerun Yakub  (click above title for souce}

Sometime in the 1990's, US military contractor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), was commissioned to hold a futuristic workshop, presenting strategic battlefield scenarios in which horrific new bio-weapons would be used. 'The Biotechnology 20/20 Workshop', as it was called, surveyed the whole gamut of bizarre weapons available, focusing on '…….. an all too credible array of deadly goodies that could be militarily viable by 2015 -2020 ……. not only leading to the death of distance, but the end of battlefields'. For there is no defence, as Pat Roy Mooney of RAFI (Rural Advancement Foundation International), says regarding biological warfare, in his thought-provoking work on 'The ETC Century: Erosion, Technological Transformation and Corporate Concentration in the 21st Century. (Development Dialogue 1999: 1- 2 published by The Dag Hammarsksjold Foundation, Uppsala, Sweden)

The real meaning of the 'militarization' of scientific advances is often missed even by those who have some idea of unfolding technologies like robotics, neural networks, nanotechnology, biotechnology and other developments with awesome potential ---- thanks to the 'US military deliberately misleading the public through sophisticated word games, deceit and outright dis-information', according to informed activists. They believe, this is why, all available information regarding mal-development of good science, should be disseminated 'for public scrutiny and informed debate,' something that The Dag Hammarksjold Foundation has been doing over the past decades through seminars, symposia and in-depth publications.

With the advent of gene-splicing technology, concerns about ever more sophisticated biological warfare have been raised as early as the 1980's.Given the esoteric nature of such science, existing conventions prohibiting biological and chemical weapons for warfare, become totally toothless. Civil society organizations and governments therefore have been repeatedly urged to beware of mysterious new viruses or bacteria or old diseases re-emerging.

The 'plus' points of germ warfare are that no one will know who did it, as the source of the 'attack' would be impossible to trace and no one will know it was done. 'If the weapon of choice is the mutant strain of a known disease, it may be impossible to prove the 'attack' was intended. Even the victims would be convinced it was 'an act of God,'says Pat Mooney. Bio-weapons can be used not only to kill unwanted people ( or introduce diseases against which new drugs can be designed for profit ) but to wage economic warfare, targeting livestock or crop and destroying the economy or the food supply of the enemy without anyone suspecting foul play.(and GUESS who the enemy is...)

By 1993 there was another serious concern, 'the global collection of human genetic material (usually cell lines) by medical researchers,' including the Human Genome Diversity Project,which could make it 'feasable to develop ethnically targeted viruses.' By 1998, this worrying possibility was recognized by the British Medical Association, and it could convince the World Medical Association to adopt a resolution that 'ethno-bombs' are indeed a real threat to human well-being. Both the UK and US governments have reportedly acknowledged that about a dozen countries were researching the use of ethno-bombs, as of late 20th century. Do we know how many are involved today ? In 1999 WMA seemed to imply that these weapons may have been used against the Tutsis in Rwanda, the Kurds in Iraq and the East Timoreans too. During the massacres in Bosnia-Herzegovina this scribe was struck by a very brief news flash over BBC radio which said a certain kind of bomb was exploded over Srebrenica to release something that could turn even docile people into murderous aggressors ! Do ethno-bombs work in the same way?

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser under US President Carter, wrote about three decades ago, during his stint as professor at Columbia University, that 'political strategists were tempted to exploit research on the brain and human behaviour', and cited geophysicist Gordon J F MacDonald as saying that 'accurately-timed, artificially excited electronic strokes could lead to a pattern of oscillations that produce relatively high power levels over certain regions of the earth …….. in this way one could develop a system that would seriously impair the brain performance of very large populations in selected regions over an extended period.' As early as 1970 Brzezinski predicted that an elite group with superior scientific know-how would gradually 'control' and 'direct' society. Global communications technology, with its ever more powerful sensors and satellites, have gone far, far ahead since that prediction.

Dr Nick Begich and Jeane Manning, in the course of their research for the book, 'Angels don't play this HAARP' (on the highly controversial High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program in Alaska), claims to have uncovered bizarre schemes, in US Air Force documents, for manipulating and disturbing mental processes through pulsed radio frequency radiation over large geographical areas ! And what is HAARP ? It is actually a prototype for a ground-based 'Star Wars' weapon system, say the authors.

Begich and Manning say that contrary to government claims that it is just an academic project trying to use the ionosphere ( the electrically charged sheild surrounding Earth's upper atmosphere, 40 to 60 miles above the surface of the earth) for the good of mankind, military documents and federal agency records point to environmental engineering that bodes no good. The military appears to be more forthright, stating that it means to exploit the ionosphere for defence purposes. But the military's reckless use of the radio frequencies in this natural shield could trigger cataclysmic consequences on earth, according to informed scientists. HAARP's superpowerful radiowave-beaming technology lifts areas of the ionosphere by focusing a beam and heating those areas. It can indeed boil the upper atmosphere and zap with a focused and steerable electromagnetic beam. 'Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto the earth and penetrate everything ---- living and dead…….' claim Begich and Manning.

Weather control has been a major military interest since the 1950's. White House Advisor on weather modification, Captain Howard T Orville said in 1958 that the DoD was studying 'ways to manipulate the charges of the earth and sky and so affect the weather' by using an electronic beam to ionize or de-ionize the atmosphere over a given area.' Project Skyfire, Project Stormfury, Project Prime Argus are some of the names given to initial tests in weather manipulation ---rainmaking and snowfall, hurricane and lightening, drought and floods and even ways to cause and detect earthquakes have all been played with ! And tsunamis and cyclones ? In 1966 Dr MacDonald commented, 'The key to geophysical warfare is the identification of environmental instabilities to which the addition of a small amount of energy would release vastly greater amounts of energy.'

Is there any doubt, given the records, that environmental tampering ---- using the earth's energy fields ---- are used to manipulate the weather, modify the climate, melt polar ice caps, deplete the ozone layer, engineer earthquakes, control and manipulate both ocean and brain waves? All this tinkering, scientists say, would be virtually undetectable by the victims when used. Blame it all on Global Warming and Climate Change ---- and with blinkers that absolve the corporate civil-military industrial experimenters of guilt ! Brzezinski predicted decades ago '…… no matter how disturbing the thought of using the environment to manipulate behaviour for national advantages, to some, the technology permitting such use will very probably develop within the next few decades.' Science fiction has today become dreadful reality, no doubt about that !

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