According to files recently discovered in the CIA archives, the University of Hawaii not only served as one of the CIA’s and director Richard Helms’ top five research campuses for “behavioral sciences” and as the host of the CIA’s Asian influence-peddling East-West Center, but was also one of five universities engaged in research on earthquake warfare for the Pentagon.
Although President Obama never attended the university of Hawaii, the school was his mother’s alma mater and it is where his half-sister, Maya Soetoro Ng, currently holds a professor position. The university and its East-West Center were also central in the education of Obama’s Kenyan father and his Indonesian step-father.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) work conducted at the Manoa campus was under contract number “nonr. 3748-01 and involved the use of sensing equipment to monitor T-Phases in the Pacific Ocean. T-Phases are acoustic waves generated by earthquakes and which travel long distances through the ocean without a great deal of attenuation. Therefore, the T-Phases can be detected by sensors far from a quake’s epicenter.
The overall program for Hawaii’s quake research was known as Project VELA. Research on the project was later expanded in 1969 by the initiation by ARPA, as it was then known, of Project PRIME ARGUS, which involved the detonation of underground and undersea nuclear weapons along fault lines to trigger earthquakes. U.S. Navy divers, using U.S. Navy ships painted white and assigned to the Commander, Middle Eastern Force, which almost solely made diplomatic port calls in the Middle East and East Africa, surveyed the ocean floor from the Persian Gulf to the coast of Kenya to determine the best location to place nuclear bombs on the ocean floor. When detonated, these nuclear bombs would result in earthquakes. Other parts of the research work involved using earthquakes to trigger devastating tsunamis. Some of the DARPA research was also used to trigger small quakes along California’s San Andreas fault to relieve the stress that could trigger a stronger magnitude quake.
There is no evidence whether the system ever went operational and its existence became known to the public as the result of the actions of a U.S. Army whistleblower and Korean War decorated veteran, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Herbert, who retired from the Army in 1972 after revealing U.S. war crimes in Vietnam. In 1973, CBS’s 60 Minutes aired a segment calling Herbert’s war crimes allegations false and Herbert sued the network. U.S. Judge Irving Kaufman ruled in CBS’s favor. It was later discovered that CBS President Frank Stanton arranged a deal with White house counsel Charles Colson to have 60 Minutes and its reporter Mike Wallace attack Herbert’s credibility. CBS also had Kaufman in its hip pocket.
In 1977, U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen stated: “Others [terrorists] are 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 . . .
So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations…It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our efforts.”
Participating in VELA and PRIME ARGUS with the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Institute for Geophysics were the Lamont Geological Observatory at Columbia University, the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California in La Jolla, and Stanford Research Institute. Other DARPA projects involved the use of lightning — Project SKYFIRE — and hurricanes — Project STORMFURY — as weapons of war.
It was the Lamont Observatory that began investigating in detail the appearance of a “mud volcano” island off the Pakistani port city of Gwadar after a recent 7.7 magnitude quake in Baluchistan. Gwadar is also the location of an expanding Chinese port facility which the Obama administration, intent on pivoting its influence in Asia to inhibit Chinese influence, is known to oppose.
In 2010, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the United States used a tectonic weapon that caused the deadly and destructive Haiti earthquake that flattened the capital of Port-au-Prince. Chavez cited information he received from the Russian Navy. Venezuelan media also reported that U.S. tectonic weapons caused a January 9, 2010, tremor in Eureka, California and a 7.8-magnitude quake in 2008 in China that killed some 90,000 people.
On August 28, 2009, WMR reported the following concerning the University of Hawaii, quake weapons research, and Israel:
“On August 27, Israel’s Seismologic Division of its Geophysical Institute of the Ministry of National Infrastructure conducted, along with the U.S. Defense Department and the University of Hawaii, a joint earthquake research experiment in Israel’s Negev Desert. The experiment simulated an earthquake in the southern Negev designed to improve not seismological warning and acoustic reading systems in either Hawaii or earthquake-prone California or Alaska, but in Israel.
The cover story is that the simulated earthquake was designed to improve Israel’s earthquake advance warning system. The simulated earthquake, created with 80 tons of explosives, created a 3.0 earthquake on the Richter scale.
The involvement of the Pentagon with Israeli ‘earthquake’ research may involve a much more classified purpose. In 1995, this editor was told by an individual close to Mossad that Israel’s intelligence agency was concerned about the Japanese Aum Shrinkyo movement arriving in Belgrade as Yugoslavia was collapsing. Agents of the cult movement were, according to the Mossad, trying to obtain Tesla earthquake-producing technology from notes and papers produced by the scientist on high-energy wave amplification maintained at the Nikola Tesla Institute in Belgrade. Nikola Tesla, a contemporary and one-time employee of Thomas Edison, died in 1943 and is considered the pioneer of alternating current machinery.
The Japanese cult members, who represented to institute officials that they were scientists, photocopied 100,000 Tesla documents. Tesla discovered that by altering the earth’s magnetic field with electrical currents, earthquakes could result.
Israel’s defense research community has also been interested in Tesla’s earthquake- producing technology, which may have been at the heart of the recent Israeli-U.S. earthquake ‘sensor test in the Negev. In 1998, Los Alamos National Laboratory produced a super-magnet code-named GODZILLA that was the world’s most powerful repeatable pulsed field magnet. Los Alamos had plans to create a more powerful magnet, twenty times more powerful than GODZILLA, code-named ATLAS. ATLAS was designed with a magnetic field strength of 1000 tesla, 20 million times more powerful than the Earth’s natural magnetic field and a potential weapon that could be used to alter the earth’s magnetic field creating earthquakes.
There are suspicions that such technology was what was being tested in Israel’s Negev Desert on August 27.
One indication is that the Israel and U.S. explanation for the test in the Negev was an intelligence cover story is that the U.S. Geological Survey, which records earthquakes all around the world, has no record of a 3.0 earthquake in the Negev on August 27.”
The UN’s Environmental Modification Convention (ENMOD), also known as the Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, entered into force in 1978. The treaty bans the use of tectonic weapons, weather modification, or any other manipulative processes that can affect the earth’s biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, or outer space.
ENMOD was signed and ratified by the United States, Soviet Union (honored by Russia), Britain, China, Egypt, Germany, Japan, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and South Korea. It was signed but not ratified by Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.
Israel is the only country known to possess weapons of mass destruction that did not sign or ratify ENMOD.