Saturday, February 6, 2010

Haiti earthquake and conspiracy theories

It came to my attention that there are some crackpot conspiracy theories about the cause of the Haiti earthquake. Yes, you thought it was due to the fact that it occurred on a major fault at a plate boundary, where earthquakes typically and inevitably happen.  Apparently, some folks think otherwise.

One such idea is that the earthquake was caused by HAARP, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.  According to its web site, 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 funding support by the U.S. Navy and Air Force further indicates that there is military interest in the results of this research.  But for some reason, HAARP has also been a lightning rod (atmospheric pun semi-intended) for conspiracy theorists.  Go ahead, do your own Google search. Or look at Arthur Goldwag's summary and Goldwag's follow-up.

Photo from HAARP photo gallery


  1. If the US and the USSR were not fooling around with weather modification weapons, then why did the UN have to pass the "Convention of the Prohibition of Military or any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques" (see: Whether or not HAARP exists to change the weather, or it is just a harmless field of antennae, we should be on guard against secret weapons that threaten the environment. Our government has a lot of secret weapons and we should make it clear to the government that the world would disapprove of such weapons.

  2. Time will tell if the USA (HARRP) cause the earthquake.
    Let's hope not,cause there will be consequencies.
    The russians,Hugo Chavez are not creazy to me.
    But we need pure fact of the situation.

  3. Check out
    for the Chavez theory that this was a test of a "tectonic weapon" that the U.S. plans to use against Iran. Not all the wing nuts (think Pat Roberson) are on the same end of the political spectrum.

  4. The language used to cover up genuine conspiracy research is all the same it encourages no research, it is the language of a closed mind and highly unpleasant.


  6. Chile isn't on a plate boundary

  7. I dont know what to believe, but something surely is happening. Has anyone notice the ever growing public service announcements telling us to get prepared for disasters? Just food for thought!


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