Japan’s government, threatened with more haarp attacks, pays 60 trillion yen to feds.
HAARP Causes Earthquakes?
Benjamin Fulford, a 'journalist' and huge proponent of conspiracy theories (Illuminati, bankers, world domination, starvation and mass killings, HAARP, 9/11, etc) has stated that the Japanese government has paid 60 trillion yen (around 680 Billion Cdn.) (lol!) to the American Federal reserve Board 'crime syndicate' (lol!) in response to threats that if they did not pay, they would be again attacked.
Yes, attacked, because the Japanese natural disaster...was actually, according to him (and others) coordinated and perpetrated by HAARP. Yes, the Japanese natural disaster of 2011 was, according to Mr. Fulford, a terrorist attack! Here's the link:
(Yes, that's a wordpress blog, and yes, that ad at the top by the author, Mr. Fulford, does say that you can 'Defeat AIDS and cancer in 90 Days.' Kind of sets this blog up nicely, doesn't it?)
Now, before we get into this, let’s have a look at some of the other claims this gentleman has made.
He has claimed amongst others that:
That's quite the record of claims! I'd like to further address some of those, but first we must address the specific claim that was the catalyst for this blog post. Before we get into the thick of it, however, we must answer the following question:
Who is HAARP?
According to Wikipedia:
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, theUS Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes. The HAARP program operates a major Arctic facility, known as the HAARP Research Station, on an Air Force owned site near Gakona, Alaska.
The HAARP project aims to direct a 3.6 MW signal, in the 2.8–10 MHz region of the HF [High Frequency] band, into the ionosphere. According to the HAARP team, this will advance the study of basic natural processes that occur in the ionosphere under the natural but much stronger influence of solar interaction, as well as how the natural ionosphere affects radio signals.
This will enable scientists to develop techniques to mitigate these effects in order to improve the reliability and/or performance of communication and navigation systems, which would have a wide range of applications in both the civilian and military sectors, such as an increased accuracy of GPS navigation, and advancements in underwater and underground research and applications.
I don't see anything in there about earthquakes, do you?
Ya ya, I know, I know!
Wikipedia, and HAARP themselves would of course never admit to their “true” purpose, would they? They wouldn't if it was an insidious organization who aimed to terrorize regions by controlling weather and disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes in an effort to make money, would they?
No, of course not.
And thus you have the beginnings of an unfalsifiable cognitive perspective/hypothesis (shared by conspiracy theorists worldwide): The bad guys never reveal their motives and/or activities, and anyone who says anything contrary to the conspiracy theory is either a “sheep” or in on it.
I always wonder how, if any and all contrarian opinion is issued by “sheep” or co-conspirators to the conspiracy....in what possible way could the conspiracy theorists ever be convinced that they were in fact, at least potentially mistaken?
Well, whatever, let's give it a go, shall we?
Let's address some of the claims made in the article before we get to some general, possible refutations. The claims will be in bold, and the responses to them in italics.
Claims Made in the Article
Japan paid 60 trillion yen to the Federal Reserve Board.
Why the hell is Japan going along with this? Why wouldn't they make this public? The entire world would be on their side, and HAARP and the Federal Reserve Board would be destroyed! Also, 60 trillion yen is a laughably ridiculous amount of money. We're talking around 680 BILLION dollars (Canadian). We're supposed to believe that the Japanese Prime Minister was able to secretly and uninhibitedly access and transfer over 680 Billion dollars? That's ridiculous! They just took it? They'll never retaliate? Give me a break!
For those of you still too brainwashed to believe such a thing is possible, please take a look at the following transcript available on the US Defense Department’s home page:
It quotes then Secretary of Defense William Cohen as publicly stating in 1997 that:
“Others 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.”
Yes, it does. The problem is, William Cohen is talking about foreign terrorists, not HAARP (Surprise, surprise, right folks? Quote taken out of context!).
Nowhere did he mention HAARP, and WHY WOULD HE? If the American government is in on it, why the FUCK would they have this on their defense website for you nutjobs to see? I thought the government was on on it? Now you're quoting them as evidence? From something that was on one of their own public websites? Hahahahaha!
Also, that's one guy making an unsubstantiated claim. You just take it at face value and use it as evidence, without bothering to look into it at all. And why? Because you think it fits your preconceived ideas.
AND you took it out of context...of course.
Nice standards of evidence there....
The chief suspects in the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear terror attacks against Japan are US Senator J. Rockefeller and the Bush Nazi faction of the US corporate and criminal government.
Says who? You? Using your evidentiary standards, I could easily say that YOU'RE a chief suspect! And what the hell is the Bush Nazi faction of the US corporate and criminal government?
In another sign this was a deliberate attack, experts at the University of Tokyo and well as in Italy detected HAARP signals focused on Fukushima in the hours before the earthquake and tsunami struck. The same signals have since been detected focused on Mt. Fuji where the ground water is heating up. In addition, over 5 different people have contacted this writer since the earthquake to warn that “Japan was about to sink into the ocean.”
Once again...not ONE fucking source. No evidence whatsoever, just bald assertions. However, even if your individual claims were true, how does it prove that HAARP caused any of it? Do you have the slightest fucking idea as to how logic, reason, and standards of evidence are supposed to function? Have you ever heard of circumstantial evidence?
For example, let's say HAARP signals were indeed focused on Fukushima in the hours before the disaster struck. When ELSE where they detected there? And WHERE ELSE where they detected?
If I shine a light on ten different areas at ten different times, and one of those areas at one of those times experiences an incident of some sort, can it reasonably be concluded that the act of shining the light on that area caused the event?
Do you at ALL understand the concept of correlation vs. causation? I'm going to have to say you don't. Your grasp on logic is embarrassing. You logically CANNOT conclude that X caused Y simply because X preceded Y. You need to account for A, B, C, D...Z! Which you have not even ATTEMPTED to do!
You say that the same signals detected prior to the onset of the earthquake have since been detected focused on Mt. Fuji, “where the ground water is heating up.” Once again.....evidence? Source? And even if it is true, you're once again stating things in such a way/make certain inferences that lead your reader to making unsubstantiated conclusions. Even if HAARP signals are being detected over Mt. Fuji, can you demonstrate that the ground water heating, if it is even happening, has ANYTHING to do with those signals? You have to DEMONSTRATE these things! You cannot just link words together and then let people draw conclusions that aren't merited by the evidence.
If the water is heating up, by how much? When did it start? Does it heat up, cool down, heat up, cool down in cycles aka natural fluctuation? Does it heat up at certain times? Or are you saying that it was stagnant, and then immediately started to heat up as soon as HAARP started beaming signals down on the volcano? If so....provide the evidence. I mean, if you had it, you'd post it, right? No reason not to! There's NO reason you wouldn't, and you have EVERY reason TO do it....yet, nothing. I wonder why....
By the way, you do know that Mt. Fuji hasn't erupted since 1707, right? It's no surprise the ground water under a due-to-explode-yesterday volcano is heating up (if it even is).
Oh, and btw, look at the Wikipedia page for Mr. Fulford. The last claim he makes:
1) There are other stationed ionospheric modulators (modulation via electromagnetic fields) in the world:
Monchegorsk and Dushanbe (Tadzhikistan)
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
(near) Fairbanks, Alaska
It's very interesting that Fulford et al. never mention these places. It's always HAARP. The very same research entity used in conspiratorial fiction by Tom Clancy, the writers of the X-Files, and others.....hmmm...interesting indeed.
2) The research was mostly designed by university researchers, and much of the funding comes from these sources. The universities involved in the HAARP project include:
The University of Alaska, University of Alaska (Fairbanks), Stanford University, Penn State University (ARL), Boston College, UCLA, Clemson University, Dartmouth College, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Massachusetts, MIT, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and the University of Tulsa.
So, like....all of these universities are involved in this murderous conspiracy? Or are the people who fund and created much of this project unaware of its true purpose? It would be pretty amazing that they could pull off such a thing in right underneath the noses of so many people.
Speaking of pulling it off under a ton of noses:
3) According to HAARP's management, the project strives for openness and all activities are logged and publicly available. Scientists without security clearances, even foreign nationals, are routinely allowed on site. The HAARP facility regularly (once a year on most years according to the HAARP home page) hosts open houses, during which time any civilian may tour the entire facility.
Each summer, the HAARP holds a summer-school for visiting students, including foreign nationals, giving them an opportunity to do research with one of the world's foremost research instruments.
So this group who conducts horrific research with their insidious machine lets a bunch of people in to check things out, even use their death ray machine (lol)?
4) Like any other big conspiracy, how do they keep it secret? Watergate, the Teapot Dome scandal, selling senate seats, election rigging, the LSD poisonings of French citizens by the CIA, etc. All known conspiracies, and all much smaller than this one would be. The point it, people talk. Things get out; things get figured out. There's no way America could be killing thousand upon thousands of people by creating 'natural' disasters without anyone knowing. And then on top of it, they blackmail Japan for 3/4ths of a BILLION dollars, and no one knows?!
Well, except Benjamin Fulford, of course! He somehow knows!
5) Earthquakes are a sudden movement of the earth's crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults/fault lines (spaces between tectonic plates/pieces of the earth's crust) or by volcanic activity.
Every single earthquake we have ever recorded has been caused by plate tectonics and the sudden release of energy in the earth's crust, or volcanic activity, which cause the seismic waves that are felt as a shaking of the Earth. Never have we experienced one that was caused by anything else.
Not a single thing about the Japanese quake leads us to believe that it was caused by anything else. There were no anomalies detected. There are definitely fault lines in the area. Earthquakes have happened there before. So, in other words, there was both the means and the precedent.
Have we ever seen an earthquake caused by a Radio Frequency Transmitter? No. Do we have scientific evidence demonstrating that this is possible? No. Do high frequency radio waves cause vibration? I believe so, although from what I recall, it takes a substantial wave to vibrate...water. Low frequency radio waves are more suited to causing vibration, and you can see this by taking a subwoofer and placing it near objects in your house, or in your trunk. Well, guess what? HAARP's supposed death ray machine transmits HIGH FREQUENCY radio waves, not low.
However, let's say they were transmitting low frequency radio waves. Hell, whatever frequency, who cares!
The question is, can radio waves cause enough vibration to cause an earthquake? Could they disrupt tectonic plates by simply aiming radio waves at them?
Well, it's a far cry from small vibrations of water molecules, and small vibrations of the trunk of your car caused by an oversized subwoofer to gigantic, incredibly energetically dense seismic waves. Think about the amount of energy we're talking about. Would such vibrations not cause massive disruptions in the surrounding areas prior to the onset of the earthquake? Was anything like this reported in Japan? Nope. Not a thing.
And of course, we still have no evidence that it's even possible.
6) The earthquake and subsequent disastrous occurrences are also affecting the rest of the world, including the United States. Oh ya, great plan. Fuck up both yourselves and your allies in the process of blackmailing an entire country and killing thousands, as well as fucking up the economy, trade, and future relations.
Really, this whole thing is absolutely ridiculous. It's amazing to me how people can latch on to such an idea, against all reason, and with no tangible evidence in favour of their proposition. And think about how evil this is! They really think that terribly of their own country? There is no evidence that this is occurring, and plenty of evidence against. Yet people latch onto this idea and run with it, stating it as though it were absolute fact.
I think what's really going on is that people cannot deal with the randomness of life, and so they invent or latch onto ideas such as this because it provides them with a sense of stability, as well as filling the gap in terms of having a place at which they can point a finger. People are united in an us vs. them mentality, and having an explanation for things fills in the void that many feel when faced with randomness. Psychologically, we are prone to pattern seeking behaviour, anthropomorphism, ascribing intent and purpose where intent and purpose may not actually exist, etc.
These things are evident all throughout life, even in young children. Especially in young children, actually. That rock was put there for that squirrel to lean on it. That sort of thing.
I think this sort of malaise brought on by the truth of the essential randomness of things is a big part of the pervasiveness of religion, but let's not digress onto that subject.
Before I close, I'd like to quickly address a couple of Benjamin Fulford's other conspiratorial beliefs.
Actually, no, fuck it. At the end of the day, the objections are largely the same, and when it comes to 9/11, I've already tackled that one HERE
The last thing I wish to say is that guys like Benjamin Fulford are doing an incredible disservice to society. They are spreading ignorance, paranoia and fear, and it's all based on poor critical thinking skills and a distinct lack of understanding when it comes to standards of evidence, making and testing claims, etc. The population already has a problem with ignorance, lack of critical thinking, and intellectual dishonesty (and laziness) stemming from inadequate education (how many of us were taught not just what to think, but how to think? Exactly) and these guys really aren't helping.
Ignorance begets ignorance, and now, with the advent of the internet and the amazing things it has done for communication, we're also seeing the sort of thing that was once relegated to the dark corners of society gaining acceptance across the board. I mean, America has presidential candidates who don't accept the theory of evolution via natural selection and think President Obama was born in Kenya (is it Kenya? I dunno, I'm Canadian, forgive me).
People like Alex Jones and Benjamin Fulford give the scared, confused, and disenfranchised something to rally behind. They prey on their preexisting fears and/or hatred for the “elite” and using that, fill their heads with a torrent of lies, half truths, and misconceptions (as well as a few actual truths), and then tie it all together in a convenient package. A package that, when unwrapped, reveals itself to be nothing but hot air.
I only wish I could unwrap everyone's package for them. Just imagine the good I could do for society if I unwrapped everyone's package.
If you're reading this, I sincerely hope I have unwrapped your package. If I didn't, well, maybe one day you'll find the right man to unwrap your package for you. The feeling you get when your package is first unwrapped....it's marvellous. You'll wonder how you lived without it, I promise.
So go, go damn you! Find someone to unwrap that package, and join the club. The unwrapped packages club!