Daily News @ http://RevolutionNews.US ~ FAIRBANKS - The HAARP project in Alaska, the subject of many conspiracy theories, is getting blamed by some in Moscow for the failure of the wheat crop and the smoke that has been choking the city in recent weeks.
The Russian government said it will suspend wheat exports until December because of the severe drought that has hit much of the country.
"Moscow's tabloid press has even speculated that the United States orchestrated the heatwave in order to favor its own grain exporters by blasting Russia with harmful rays from a research station in Alaska," the Guardian newspaper of London reports.
But the paranoia goes beyond the comments of some newspaper editors.
Andrei Areshev, the deputy director of the Strategic Culture Foundation, said the real purpose of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project in Alaska is to build a weapon "in order to destabilize environmental and agricultural systems in local countries."
"At the moment, climate weapons may be reaching their target capacity and may be used to provoke droughts, erase crops and induce various anomalous phenomena in certain countries," he wrote in an article published throughout Russia, according to a news report on the Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty website.
"The article has been carried by publications throughout Russia, including International Affairs, a journal published by the Foreign Ministry and by the state-owned news agency RIA Novosti," the RFE/RL news story stated.
It went on to state that Areshev told the reporter in a phone interview he was merely stating a hypothesis.
The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is in Gakona, about 15 miles northeast of Glennallen.
Conspiracy buffs have provided no credible evidence to back up their assertions, but they have blamed HAARP across the years for creating hurricanes and snowstorms thousands of miles away and have said it has been used for mind control.
HAARP also has been blamed for the earthquake in Haiti and others around the world, the floods in Pakistan and the landslides in China.
Anytime there is strange weather or a natural disaster, someone can be counted upon to conclude it was caused by HAARP.
The operators of the site say ionospheric research is the purpose of the site and that it is not a military project.
However, there is little doubt a greater understanding of the physics of the ionosphere has important military and civilian implications for communication and transportation.
The most recent open house at the facility was July 17, events that are held in large part to counter critics who say the public is never able to get past the gate.
You might recall Jesse Ventura huffing and puffing on camera for his TV show "Conspiracy Theory," when he was not allowed entry last year.
As far as weather control goes, HAARP states on its website that its transmitter and array of 180 antennas has no impact on that part of the atmosphere.
"Transmitted energy in the frequency ranges that will be used by HAARP is not absorbed in either the troposphere or the stratosphere — the two levels of the atmosphere that produce the Earth's weather," HAARP states. "Electromagnetic interactions only occur in the near-vacuum of the rarefied region above about 70 km known as the ionosphere."
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