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Environmental Terrorism

By James Hanson, Sr. Editor, The Liberty Voice  Posted by Sherry Clark (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 3 pages)   1 comment
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The United States has the equipment to use the earthquake for military and political purposes. Like a python in one's yard with a dog-sized lump that distorts its slim shape, I cannot prove that the python ate my dog, but years of experience the world has had with pythons tells me the bulge explains the loss of my dog. Likewise, the world's century of experience with man-caused earthquakes tells me that the bulge in this column of numbers explains the loss of man's innocent relationship with Mother Nature.

Table 1 offers 70 years of earthquake history as it has affected human life on earth. It includes a listing of "great" earthquakes, of which the world has experienced only 84 since 1900. Most are not fatal because of their remote location, or because their size caused warning signs. The allocation of fatalities by presidential terms offers a perspective not readily available in the United States Geological Survey data from which this is taken.

TABLE 1: Earthquakes worldwide causing at least 5,000 fatalities. "Great" lists the number of quakes of magnitude 8.0–9.5 regardless of fatalities.

BUSH (8 years in office) Great: 11
2008 5/12 China 7.9 87,652
2006 5/26 Indonesia 6.3 5,749
2005 10/05 Pakistan 7.6 86,000
2004 12/26 Indonesia 9.1 227,898
2003 12/26 Iran 6.6 31,000
2001 1/26 India 7.6 20,028

CLINTON (8 years) Great: 6
1999 8/17 Turkey 7.6 17,118
1995 1/16 Japan 6.9 5,502
1993 9/29 India 6.2 9,748

BUSH Sr. (4 years) Great: 1
1990 6/20 Iran 7.4 50,000

REAGAN (8 years) Great: 4
1985 9/19 Mexico 8.0 35,000

CARTER (4 years) Great: 3
1980 10/10 Algeria 7.7 5,000
1978 9/16 Iran 7.8 15,000

FORD (2.4 years) Great: 2
1976 11/24 Turkey-Iran 7.3 5,000
1976 8/16 Philippines 8.0 8,000
1976 7/27 China 7.5 255,000
1976 6/25 Indonesia 7.1 5,000
1976 2/4 Guatemala 7.5 23,000
1974 12/28 Pakistan 6.2 5,300
1974 5/10 China 6.8 20,000

NIXON (5.6 years) Great: 3
1972 12/23 Nicaragua 6.2 5,000
1972 4/10 Iran 7.1 5,054
1970 5/31 Peru 7.9 70,000
1970 1/4 China 7.5 10,000

JOHNSON (5.2 years) Great: 5
1968 8/31 Iran 7.3 12,000

KENNEDY (2.8 years) Great: 1
1962 9/1 Iran 7.1 12,225

EISENHOWER (8 years) Great: 5
1960 2/29 Morocco 5.7 15,000

TRUMAN (7.8 years) Great: 9
1949 8/5 Ecuador 6.8 5,050
1949 7/10 USSR 7.5 12,000
1948 10/5 USSR 7.3 110,000

Most people are unaware of the use of the earthquake as political messenger, or gun to the head as a threat or a punishment. It has the potential to destroy nations. It is only one element of what is called "weather warfare," for the acculturation of which the U.S. and 74 other nations have ratified or acceded to ENMOD, a treaty which took effect on October 5, 1978 by which they undertake "not to engage in military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects as the means of destruction, damage or injury to the other State Party."

Titled the "Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques," it defines such techniques as "any technique for changing - through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes - the dynamics, composition or structure of the Earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space." The signers knew this applied to earthquakes.

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