Oklahoma Tornado Conspiracy Theories: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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With the recent tornado spree demolishing the Midwest, conspiracists have turned their attention from the government’s possible involvement in the Boston bombings to the possibility of government weather control aiding in the annihilation of Moore, Oklahoma.

Spearheading these claims is Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist radio host for InfoWars.com.

During a May 21 broadcast of Jones’ show, Jones skimmed the surface about the possibility of the government being behind the “weather attacks.”

Media Matters reports:

While he explained that “natural tornadoes” do exist and that he’s not sure if a government “weather weapon” was involved in the Oklahoma disaster, Jones warned nonetheless that the government “can create and steer groups of tornadoes.”

According to Jones, this possibility hinges on whether people spotted helicopters and small aircraft “in and around the clouds, spraying and doing things.” He added, “if you saw that, you better bet your bottom dollar they did this, but who knows if they did. You know, that’s the thing, we don’t know.”

And while there have been no official reports of helicopters or small aircraft spotted in Oklahoma prior to this (un)natural disaster, message boards have been buzzing with purportedly firsthand accounts of peculiar aerial activity from Nebraska southward prior to the 2-mile-wide tornado touchdown. Read on and decide what you believe.

But first and foremost, you have to know about HAARP.

1. What is HAARP?

HAARP stands for “High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.”

It is an off-limits government base located in remote Glennallen, Alaska.

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Acknowledged by the federal government, the official statement on HAARP is:

HAARP is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere, with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes.

The HAARP program is committed to developing a world class ionospheric research facility consisting of:

The Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high power transmitter facility operating in the High Frequency (HF) range. The IRI will be used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere for scientific study.

A sophisticated suite of scientific (or diagnostic) instruments that will be used to observe the physical processes that occur in the excited region.
Observation of the processes resulting from the use of the IRI in a controlled manner will allow scientists to better understand processes that occur continuously under the natural stimulation of the sun.

Scientific instruments installed at the HAARP Observatory will be useful for a variety of continuing research efforts which do not involve the use of the IRI but are strictly passive. Among these studies include ionospheric characterization using satellite beacons, telescopic observation of the fine structure in the aurora, and documentation of long-term variations in the ozone layer.

In layman’s terms, HAARP is used to monitor the earth’s ionosphere, which is, according to Wikipedia:

The ionosphere is a region of the upper atmosphere, from about 85 km (53 mi) to 600 km (370 mi) altitude, and includes the thermosphere and parts of the mesosphere and exosphere. It is distinguished because it is ionized by solar radiation. It plays an important part in atmospheric electricity and forms the inner edge of the magnetosphere. It has practical importance because, among other functions, it influences radio propagation to distant places on the Earth.

But some people fear that the government has a more sinister use for HAARP — that instead of merely monitoring the ionosphere, the government intends to harness nature as a weapon by controlling the ionosphere.

Watch this brief YouTube clip discussing what HAARP is capable of doing weather-wise:

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So what does that have to do with Moore, Oklahoma? Read on.

2. There Was Strong “HAARP Activity” Reported Prior to the Tornado

On Internet message forums that provide discourse opportunities for HAARP skeptics, people reported a marked increase in “HAARP activities” on May 18, two days before the devastating tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma. They’re referring to measurements taken by HAARP.

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Below is a graph provided by the HAARP center.

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HAARP explains the graph:

The image [above] is a time-frequency spectrogram, which shows the frequency content of signals recorded by the HAARP Induction Magnetometer. This instrument, provided by the University of Tokyo, measures temporal variations in the geomagnetic field in the ULF (ultra-low frequency) range of 0-5 Hz.

As you can plainly see, there are drastic spikes of consistent geomagnetic activity in this graph.

For comparison, here is HAARP’s graph just two days prior:

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Alongside such data, “chemtrails” or “chemical trails” were reported in Nebraska by an online user.

Chemicals have long been used as a catalyst for implementing weather change.

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Unfortunately for the skeptics, no pictures/videos surfaced.

Despite the evidence or lack thereof, the question remains: Why would the government implement a domestic natural disaster even if it had the capability?

3. The Feds Have Been Getting Some Bad Press Lately

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The most commonly floated theory as to why a government might implement a natural disaster is a diversion tactic.

Just in the past month, the Obama administration has been marred with four scandals ranging from serious to eye-rolling: most notoriously Benghazi, but also the IRS-fishing scandal, the DOJ AP scandal — and the umbrella holding Marine scandal, too.

With such bad press, it would seem reasonable that Obama and his cabinet would be looking for a way to divert attention away and to subsequently unify the country at the same time. Historically, that’s what natural disasters do.

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4. What Else is HAARP Capable of?

While evidence is lacking as to if the federal government and subsequently HAARP has the means to pull off such a feat as creating a 2-mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma, it doesn’t mean that other nations have stayed silent on their worries of the project. In fact, a file in the UN General Assembly that admits HAARP can manipulate weather, act as a nuclear weapon, and even cause cancer.

The excerpt comes from this UN file:

ALEDIA CENTENO RODRIGUEZ, Frente Patriotico Arecibeño, said her organization had spoken last year on the United States strategy to authorize a nuclear weapons production facility in Puerto Rico, in violation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. She explained that Arecibo was home to the Arecibo National Astronomy and Ionospheric Centre (NAIC), which was used as an “ionospheric heater” [an array of antennae which are used for heating the uppermost part of the atmosphere]. Arecibo was also mentioned as a test-site for the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme (HAARP), in a patent filed by an individual in the United States, to conducted experiments related to ionospheric manipulation. HAARP could function as an anti-missile and anti-aircraft defence system, permit interception and disruption of communications, weather and submarine and subterranean communications, among other things. The HAARP patent papers also stated that the invention could “simulate and perform the same function as performed by the detonation of a heavy type nuclear device”.
She said Arecibo was also mentioned in connection with the Puerto Rico Karst Conservation Act, which included authorization for the deployment of a nuclear weapons production facility. Aerial photos taken in the region showed antenna-like devices directed towards the ground, present since the mid-1990s. The citizens of Arecibo had not been made aware of the consequences or possible effects of those atmospheric experiments. Statements found in the literature regarding those experiments admit to the use of laser rays aimed at the atmosphere and there have been witnesses to the use of such rays for decades. There was a high rate of cancer cases of unknown origin in that region.

5. HAARP is Illegal by UN Standards

Citing the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro:

“States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.” (14).

Basically, the statement highlights that altering the environment is not good for nation states or domestic affairs.

Is the United States breaking treaties and partaking in its own domestic warfare to keep popular opinion up?

While the facts may be circumstantial, one thing is for certain: somebody needs to find out what HAARP really is.

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