Betreff: Asian Tsunami Special Report - Jan 9th, 2005
Von: Aftermath News
Datum: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 01:36:58 -0800 (PST)

"We have a new weapon, just within the portfolio of our scientists, so to speak, which is so powerful that, if unrestrainedly used, it could wipe out all life on earth. It is a fantastic weapon." 

- Khrushchev, to the Presidium, Jan. 1960

"Here's how you initiate a very large earthquake with such weapons. Take a convenient fault zone of set of them. Focus the interferometry on the fault zone, in the 'diverging' mode, and deposit EM energy there in the rocks on both sides, increasing (slowly) the stress in the rocks by the reverse piezoelectric effect (deposit excess energy, get crystal mechanical movements). Do it slowly, and the stress will build up to large pressures well-above a plate slip minimum energy required. At some point, the rocks yield and one or both sides 'slip' and move rather sharply, giving a very large earthquake in that zone. Do the same thing down in the earth (remember, LWs easily penetrate right through the earth and ocean at will, and so the 'interference zone' focus can be inside the earth or beneath the ocean, at will."

- Tom Bearden, Ph.D., nuclear engineer, retired Lieutenant Colonel (U.S. Army), CEO of CTEC, Inc., Director of the Association of Distinguished American Scientists, and Fellow Emeritus of the Alpha Foundation's Institute for Advanced Study

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Asian Tsunami Special Report - Jan 9th, 2005

Classic Hegelian Dialectics out of the Globalist Playbook

The Problem: Unprecedented Devastation, Death, Chaos and Horror using Tectonic Weaponry

The Reaction: Global Outpouring of Grief and Global Unity in Relief Response

The Solution: Manufacture an Asian Union Super State towards Trilateral Global Government

Related Motives:

Serves as a major distraction from developing tyranny elsewhere, aids the global environental agenda (global warming etc), expands and legitimizes the UN, helps to unify the world towards global government, shocks and demoralizes entire countries, displaces and destroys millions of families, gives cover for W.H.O. disease manufacturing and forced innoculations to speed up depopulation along with widespread quarantines and camps, sets up a pretext for a massive globalist military takeover and new bases in South Asia bringing the manufactured War on Terror deep into Asia, money-making free-for-all, huge resource and real-estate exploitation bonuses and profits, expands the child-sex slave trade by millions of orphans...You could add more.

Unprecedented Scale of Devastation and Misery

Bodies of adults and children lie in mass grave near Wat Bang Muang Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, in Takuapa, Thailand. More than 5,000 people are listed dead in Thailand following a massive tsunami that struck the popular tourist area in southern Thailand on Dec. 26, 2004. More than 4,000 people are still listed missing in Thailand in the disaster. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

Tsunami toll surpasses 150,000 confirmed dead

The death toll from the tsunami has surpassed 150,000, two weeks after killer waves engulfed coastlines around the Indian Ocean and left hundreds of thousands homeless and hungry. The toll of those missing also rose by nearly 5,000 in Sri Lanka and 10,000 in Indonesia. "First the people tried to find them among the dead, then went around the hospitals. Now they are coming to us," said K.G. Wijesiri at Sri Lanka's National Disaster Management Center.

But there was also promising news as health officials said they hadn't seen any outbreaks of disease yet. Indonesian man walks through the remains of Calang, 65 kilometers (40 miles) south west of Banda Aceh in the province of Aceh Saturday January 8, 2005. Steve Wignall, a doctor for the Non Government Organization Family Health International, told Associated Press that out of Calang's population of 5,000, only 1,000 had survived the December 26 2004 tsunami wave. (AP Photo/Andy Eames) Workers Find Tsunami Corpses in Indonesia
Rescue workers pulled thousands more rotting corpses from the mud and debris of flattened towns along the Sumatran coast Saturday, two weeks after surging walls of water caused unprecedented destruction on the shores of the Indian Ocean. The death toll in 11 countries passed 150,000.
Security fears also came into sharp focus Sunday with gunfire near a United Nations compound in Indonesia and a religious clash in Sri Lanka as relief workers spread across nations devastated two weeks ago by killer waves. No relief workers were hurt in either incident. Thais and foreigners take part in a mass prayer for tsunami victims on the Thai resort island of Phuket January 5, 2005. Buddhists, Muslims and Christians joined together on Wednesday to light 10,000 candle lanterns in a memorial to the thousands who died in Thailand in the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster. More than 1,000 saffron-robed Buddhist monks chanted prayers for the dead after Christian and Muslim leaders paid their own respects in a sunset ceremony at a soccer stadium in the southern Thai resort town of Phuket. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad Foreigners Dead, Missing in Asia Calamity The tally of foreigners confirmed dead from the quake and tsunamis throughout southern Asia, according to their countries' foreign ministries. Figures also include the most recent available numbers of missing based on official estimates by governments. _ Germany: 60 dead. More than 1,000 missing. _ Sweden: 52 dead. 2,322 missing. _ Britain: 40 dead. 159 missing. _ Switzerland: 23 dead. 500 missing. _ France: 22 dead. 90 missing. _ Japan: 21 dead. _ Italy: 18 dead. 436 missing. _ Norway: 16 dead. 109 missing. _ United States: 15 dead. _ Finland: 15 dead. 183 missing. _ Australia: 13 dead. 78 missing. _ South Korea: 11 dead. _ Singapore: 9 dead. _ South Africa: 7 dead, 7 missing. _ Denmark: 7 dead. 247 missing. _ Austria: 7 dead. 468 missing. _ Belgium: 6 dead. 99 missing. _ Netherlands: 6 dead. 30 missing. _ Canada: 5 dead. Up to 150 missing. _ Philippines: 5 dead. _ Israel: 4 dead. 3 missing. _ China: 3 dead. 15 missing. _ Brazil: 2 dead. _ New Zealand: 3 dead. 29 missing. _ Taiwan: 2 dead. _ Russia: 2 dead. 80 missing. _ Poland: 1 dead. 39 missing. _ Colombia: 1 dead. _ Czech Republic: 1 dead. 25 missing. _ Turkey: 1 dead. 19 missing. _ Mexico: 1 dead. _ Ireland: About 25 missing. _ Hungary: At least 20 missing. _ Latvia: 15 missing. _ Portugal: 8 missing. _ Greece: 7 missing. _ Belarus: 5 missing. _ Luxembourg: 3 missing. _ Spain: 4 missing. _ Estonia: 3 missing. _ Chile: 1 missing. _ Croatia: 1 missing. Deaths of tourists hit Europe hard
The photo of a young Swedish father sobbing in his hospital bed in Thailand after he was reunited with his 2-year-old son appeared in newspapers throughout Europe yesterday, symbolizing this continent's sense of loss and horror over southeast Asia's tsunamis. Europe is reeling from the tsunamis, not just because the ever-rising death toll has surpassed 125,000 but because of the growing realization that among the dead could likely be several thousand tourists who had traveled to southern Asia for the Christmas holidays to escape Europe's dismal winter for warm, sunny beaches.
Sweden appears to be the hardest hit. While the official death count so far is 44, Prime Minister Goeran Persson told a press conference in Stockholm the final count will be in the hundreds and could exceed 1,000. His government estimates that 1,400 Swedish tourists remain missing, but the Associated Press cited warnings from travel agencies that more than 3,000 Swedes remain unaccounted for. Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds, left, visits injured Swede Johan Utberg, right, and his sister Anna, center, at a Phuket, Thailand, hospital in this Dec. 29, 2004 file photo. With thousands of countrymen injured, missing and dead, angry Swedes vent their frustration at the slow government response to the catastrophy. (AP Photo / Robban Andersson) Swedes Blast Gov't Response to Tsunami
Hours after a tsunami flattened south Asia beaches — a magnet for thousands of vacationing Swedes — the Swedish foreign minister went to the theater. Even though the vast extent of death and destruction was not known at the time, Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds' outing has come to represent for many Swedes the government's failure to fully realize the scope of last week's disaster and to respond quickly. As the extent of Swedish casualties has unfolded — 2,322 Swedes are missing and 52 are confirmed dead — normally tolerant Swedes have directed rage and frustration against government leaders, accusing them of incompetence and lack of leadership.
That outrage is likely to haunt the current government when Swedes go to the polls in national elections next year, analysts warned Monday. Indonesian children rest in a makeshift refugee camp after the city was devastated by huge tsunami wave which hit following Sunday's massive earthquake, in Banda Aceh December 30, 2004. The death toll rose above 87,000 but the true scale of the disaster may not be known for weeks, if ever, as rescuers battled to reach remote areas and grieving survivors searched for bodies. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad Tsunami Victims Prey to Crime from Asia to Europe Youngsters orphaned by the tsunami were vulnerable to sexual exploitation
Thieves, rapists, kidnappers and hoaxers are preying on tsunami survivors and families of victims in Asian refugee camps and hospitals and in the home countries of European tourists hit by the wave. Reports and warnings came in from as far apart as Britain, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Hong Kong Monday of criminals taking advantage of the chaos to rape survivors in Sri Lanka or plunder the homes of European tourists reported missing. In stark contrast to a worldwide outpouring of humanitarian aid in response to the Dec. 26 tsunami, whose death toll stood at nearly 145,000 people by Monday, a women's group in Sri Lanka said rapists were preying on homeless survivors. "We have received reports of incidents of rape, gang rape, molestation and physical abuse of women and girls in the course of unsupervised rescue operations and while resident in temporary shelters," the Women and Media Collective group said.
Save the Children warned that youngsters orphaned by the tsunami were vulnerable to sexual exploitation. "The experience of earlier catastrophes is that children are especially exposed," said its Swedish chief, Charlotte Petri Gornitzka. Gang Rape Terror of Teenager Orphaned in Quake Disaster
A teenager left orphaned and homeless after tsunamis swept the Sri Lankan coast was gang raped in the hours that followed, a top official said today. Reports of other abuse have triggered an investigation in refugee shelters housing tens of thousands of people displaced by the catastrophe. There were few details of the case of the 17-year-old girl, who was sexually assaulted by six men after the tsunami struck a week ago. It happened in Galle on the southern coast – the country’s hardest-hit area – but the girl was not in a refugee centre at the time, said Harendra de Silva, head of the National Child Protection Authority. Experts said children already traumatised by the massive natural disaster were now especially at risk in overcrowded refugee camps. “When there is displacement and chaos, the possibility of this type of behaviour is higher,” de Silva said. “These are all vulnerable children and opportunists are taking advantage of these children without parents and in open camps.” Agency warns of disaster scams No complaints linked to tsunami surface locally
The tsunami that devastated parts of Asia and Africa could be used to con well-meaning area residents out of money, the Wisconsin Better Business Bureau has warned. Randall Hoth, president and CEO of the watchdog organization, said large-scale natural disasters, such as that which happened Dec. 26, provide opportunities for scam artists to exploit good people through fraudulent charity campaigns.
However, representatives of area police agencies say they have received no reports of suspicious tragedy-related fund-raising drives in recent months. A TV grab image shows a man crying over the body of a woman after a tsunami hit the southern Indian city of Madras December 26, 2004. Wailing relatives gathered around dozens of bodies on beaches in southern India on Sunday after a tsunami triggered by an earthquake in distant Indonesia killed abouT 2,000 people. REUTERS/Asia News International/Via Reuters TV Traumatised tsunami survivors to take years to heal
Millions of people may have survived the deadliest tsunami in living memory, but many are so deeply traumatised it will take years for them to heal, if ever, medical experts said on Monday. Lo Wing-lok, a Hong Kong doctor with Oxfam who is helping survivors in India, said survivors were in shock and utter despair in Tamil Nadu, the country's worst-hit area. "The psychological trauma is very intense. People are sitting outside their destroyed homes with nothing left. Crying and weeping. It's a picture of despair," Lo said by telephone.
"I went to a village with 24 deaths, there was weeping and crying in every corner. It will take a very long time for them to recover completely, if at all," said the infectious disease expert who warned of likely epidemics of cholera and dysentery. The Official Story... Mother Nature, terrorist
There is a sameness to brutal natural disasters. It's the final body count that chillingly distinguishes one from another. Last week's tsunami in Southern Asia, which rose up from an earthquake in the Indian Ocean, swamping 11 countries and quickly claiming more than 120,000 lives, is already one of the worst floods in history. With our minds focused on war and political terrorism, Mother Nature proves to be the worst of all terrorists in the horror of her sudden assault on vulnerable innocents. Not only has she taken lives inexplicably through sudden violent force but continues to do so in the aftershock of contaminated water, bad food, inadequate shelter, downed power lines, spreading disease, and decomposing bodies. Add to this the emotional suffering of survivors and those who have lost loved ones, and even of those who watch from afar.
These are times when humanitarian hearts everywhere salute the heroism of rescuers and pour out millions if not billions of dollars of aid for the survivors. Globalist Response Aid Money Primarily Directed at Building Globalist Institutional Infrastructure to Engineer the Asian Union into Existence U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan (L) arrives at the Jakarta Convention Centre where a tsunami summit is being held in Jakarta on January 6, 2005. Global leaders are gathering in Jakarta to discuss the tsunami that devastated countries around the Indian Ocean. [Reuters] Tsunami aid near $4b, summit to open Barely possible to keep track of all the money coming in
World leaders gathered in Jakarta for an emergency summit with the United Nations saying aid pledges since the Asian tsunami disaster were near four billion dollars as the International Monetary Fund offered US$1 billion in aid. Nearly 150,000 people have been confirmed dead in the four hardest hit nations -- Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. "We are recording now pledges between three and four billion dollars," said Jan Egeland, the UN's emergency relief coordinator in New York. "It is indeed the world coming together in a manner we've never, ever seen before." His announcement came after what he called "just incredible" pledges from Australia (US$764 million) and Germany (US$668 million). He said it was barely possible to keep track of all the money coming in, and hoped the UN coordination of the relief would show "that we could and we did what we're put (here) to do by the community of nations."
International Monetary Fund director general Rodrigo Rato said separately: "The IMF stands ready to provide financial assistance to affected countries, in the first instance through our Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance facility. U.S. hopes to win Muslims' hearts But aid effort not likely to alter political views in Islamic states
Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country and the nation worst hit by the tsunami.
As U.S. troops deliver critical relief supplies to the stunned, grieving survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunami, they are also attempting to bring something else to the devastated region: an image of a kinder, gentler United States.
The Bush administration is turning its massive aid effort into a crucial weapon in a battle for the hearts and minds of Muslims in southern Asia and in much of the rest of the Muslim world, nudging their sentiments in America's favor.
"I hope that as a result of our efforts, as a result of our helicopter pilots being seen by the citizens of Indonesia helping them, that value system of ours will be reinforced," Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday before embarking on a helicopter tour of the ravaged island of Sumatra in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country and the nation worst hit by the tsunami. Global aid push 'incredible'
Countries leapfrogged one another yesterday with fresh pledges for tsunami relief and reconstruction in Asia as world leaders converged on Indonesia for a key aid conference. The new promises, which pushed the total pledged to more than $3.6-billion (U.S.), came so fast that Jan Egeland, the United Nations' emergency relief co-ordinator, said his office could not keep track of them. "It is indeed the world coming together in a manner we've never, ever seen before," he told reporters in New York before the opening of the Jakarta meeting, which is designed to co-ordinate aid efforts. "This is just incredible."
Mr. Egeland had just heard that Australia promised $765-million and Germany $680-million, in what he called "phenomenal pledges." Britain said it would increase its aid to several hundred million pounds from £50-million ($96-million U.S.). Japan has promised $500-million. Forced Mass-Unification: an old tried-and-true fascist terror method World unites in mercy
More than $2 billion in aid has begun pouring into the tsunami-stricken nations of south Asia amid fears that the death toll could exceed 150,000. And the Federal Government last night warned that it held grave fears for 107 Australians in addition to 11 already confirmed dead, warning that the country should brace itself for the worst ever death toll from a natural disaster. Another 950 Australians remain unaccounted for, the Government said.
Indonesia is the hardest hit. As further aftershocks in Aceh Province yesterday panicked traumatised survivors, authorities said up to 100,000 had died in the Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami. EU downplays transatlantic row over Asia
The EU sought to downplay Wednesday signs of tension with the United States over who is doing more for victims of Asia's tsunami disaster, amid reports of renewed sparring between Washington and Iraq war foe France. A spokeswoman for European Union (EU) foreign policy head Javier Solana said she was aware of reported verbal exchanges involving French President Jacques Chirac, but denied they came up in talks Solana had in Washington this week. "It is true that there have been exchanges of 'who pays more, who pays less' etc, but this was not at all the tone of the conversation," Cristina Gallach said after Solana's talks with key figures in the incoming US administration. On the contary she said the tone of the talks, including with US Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice, "was of total determination on both sides to do the maximum and to do it in a coordinated fashion."
The comments came after quotes attributed to Chirac in the latest edition of the French satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine. US aid soars to $450m
US President George Bush, under pressure over the pace and size of American aid to Asian tsunami victims, dramatically raised US assistance to the region to $US350 million ($A449.47 million) from $US35 million ($A44.95 million). The White House suggested the abrupt, tenfold increase could be extended after a delegation headed by US Secretary of State Colin Powell tours devastated areas next week and reports back to the president on the relief needs of an estimated five million tsunami survivors. "Initial findings of American assessment teams on the ground indicate that the need for financial and other assistance will steadily increase in the days and weeks ahead," Bush said in a statement released as he vacationed on his ranch in Crawford, Texas. U.S. Tsunami Aid May Be Billions of Dollars
The United States may eventually spend billions of dollars to help Asia recover from last week's devastating tsunami, a leading Republican U.S. senator said on Sunday as the Bush administration battled criticism it had been slow to respond. The $350 million in aid pledged so far by President Bush represents the entire U.S. foreign disaster assistance budget, and Congress will work to pass emergency legislation to go "well beyond" that figure, said Sen. Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican and head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Lugar, asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether U.S. aid could reach billions of dollars, said "ultimately there could be, given all that is occurring in Indonesia."
An earthquake and subsequent tsunami last Sunday devastated coastal areas in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and as far away as East Africa. The death toll will probably exceed 150,000, and recovery could take five to 10 years and cost billions of dollars, U.N. officials said. NWO Puppets Join Forces Publicly in Wake of Tsunami Disaster
President Bush enlisted two former presidents for an ambitious private fund-raising drive for victims of the deadly tsunami on Monday, asking Americans to open their wallets to help the millions left homeless, hungry and injured.
"The devastation in the region defies comprehension," Bush said as he announced the campaign to be led by his father and Bill Clinton. "I ask every American to contribute as they are able to do so." Bush, his wife, Laura, and his two predecessors paid brief sympathy visits to the embassies of the four nations hit hardest - Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. The first lady brought bouquets of white roses, and the president wrote messages in embassy condolence books, offering prayers as well as promises of U.S. aid.
At the Indian Embassy, Bush said he planned a visit to the world's largest democracy sometime this year. "In the meantime, though, our country stands with the people who have suffered," he said.

Clinton joins Bush family in cash plea

"Both men, both presidents tremendous leadership experience to this role and they bring good hearts."

President George W Bush yesterday recruited his father and the Bush family's political nemesis, Bill Clinton, to lead an extraordinary fund-raising roadshow across the nation. After mutters at home and abroad that America was sluggish in assuming the responsibility of a global superpower, Washington moved into overdrive yesterday, launching one of the largest national appeals of all time. "The greatest source of America's generosity is not our government, it's the good heart of the American people," Mr Bush said in an impromptu appearance at the White House. "I ask every American to contribute as they are able to do so."

As the two former presidents stood sombrely at his side, Mr Bush said they would be urging individual Americans and businesses to give generously to charities. "Both men, both presidents know the great decency of our people," he said. "They bring tremendous leadership experience to this role and they bring good hearts." Elder Bush, Clinton to Lead Relief Effort
President Bush has tapped former Presidents Clinton and Bush to lead a nationwide charitable fund-raising effort for victims of the Asian tsunamis, the White House announced Monday. The two men will lead an effort "to encourage the American people and American businesses to support, through private contributions, non-governmental and international organizations" relief and reconstruction to areas devastated by the tsunamis, White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. The president was announcing the effort in the White House's Roosevelt Room with the two former presidents at his side.
Afterward, Bush was paying brief visits to the embassies of the four nations _ Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand _ hit hardest by the disaster. Bush was to sign condolence books at each embassy, McClellan said. With rock stars and ex-presidents, America mobilizes to raise tsunami aid
Surfers, film and rock stars, former presidents and ordinary Americans have launched new initiatives to raise tens of millions of dollars to help victims of tsunamis that ravaged many Asian countries more than a week ago.
"In the short run, the need runs into the billions," Clinton said. "And, between public and private commitments now, we're up to about three billion dollars. The American government will probably be called upon to do the most for long-term reconstruction."
An association of surfers, SurfAid International, based in Encinitas, California, has posted an appeal on its Web site, urging supporters to finance projects on the Indonesian island of Nias, a prized surfers' location that was affected by the earthquake that set off the tidal waves. Chirac calls for "mobilization of all means" to help Asian tsunami victims
French President Jacques Chirac on Monday urged his government to "mobilize all means" to help millions of stricken people in tsunami-hit Asian countries. "I ask you to mobilize all civilian, military and public healthmeans at the state's disposal to continue to respond to this emergency," Chirac said.
"We have to continue to work to help our compatriots, to give aid by all means to families of the missing people and to continuethe search for and identification of the victims," Chirac said. The Motives: Oil, War on Terror Expansion, Child-Sex-SlaveTrade, Asian Union Central Planning, Socialism and World Government, ie, the New World Order Invades Asia with a Pre-Emptive Enviro-Warfare Attack Oil Firms Rush Aid to Tsunami Disaster in Asia
With death toll well above 100,000, oil firms joined several other aid donors to victims of the terrible tsunami eathquake is Asia. Shell said it was donating $3 million to disaster relief efforts in the region. Of this amount, $2 million will be donated locally, and distributed through our operating companies in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and Malaysia to relief funds. "We expect other local Shell schemes around the world to deliver a further $1m, such as the donation to relief funds of 5 cents for every litre of petrol and diesel sold in Singapore during the coming week. The company said in addition to the domation, it would also ensure the continuing supply of essential fuels and products to the affected areas.
"In terms of disaster relief, our primary objective has been to focus on providing immediate local support on the ground to local communities through our Shell operations in affected countries. This includes the provision of fuel for rescue transport in Thailand, and the supply of water tanks in Sri Lanka. Oil operations escape tsunami damage Oil and gas operations in Southeast Asia remarkably unscathed
Oil and gas operations in Southeast Asia were remarkably unscathed by the tsunamis that hit 11 countries, killing an estimated 150,000 people, following an earthquake Dec. 26. Major international companies operating in that area reported no major damage or disruptions in even the hardest-hit nations. The Royal Dutch/Shell Group said its employees were safe and operations sustained no major damage or disruption "in the countries most seriously affected" by the tsunami—Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and Malaysia. ExxonMobil Corp. reported "a minor disruption" of gas processing in Indonesia by PT Arun and ExxonMobil Oil Indonesia Inc. "for safety" immediately after the tsunami hit that area. However, production was fully restored that same day, with no damage to ExxonMobil facilities.
By Jan. 5, Indonesia's undamaged LNG industry had resumed shipments to Japan and South Korea after making a deal with ExxonMobil to secure natural gas supplies for local fertilizer producers. Despite the human suffering, analysts and government officials said Indonesia was spared the economic impact of serious earthquake-related damage to the LNG facilities in Aceh. U.S. Military Expands Tsunami Aid Effort
The U.S. military on Wednesday expanded its contribution to the tsunami recovery effort in south Asia, with the Army sending helicopters and about 100 people from bases in South Korea and the United States to fill a variety of medical and logistics needs. The U.S. Army command in South Korea is sending several CH-47 medium-lift helicopters to help distribute humanitarian supplies, and it may dispatch UH-60 choppers to operate as air ambulances, officials said. The Army also is sending four mortuary affairs teams from Fort Lee, Va., to help recover human remains and identify victims, as well as engineering support teams from Japan, Alaska and Little Rock, Ark., to assist in assessing damaged infrastructure and in planning reconstruction.
Also, the Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., is sending three civil affairs teams to help coordinate relief and one psychological operations team to help broadcast relief information.,1280,-4712906,00.html More helicopters, ships headed to tsunami victims
The U.S. military, one week into its largest humanitarian relief mission in decades, is preparing to send more helicopters and medical help to tsunami survivors. Navy Adm. Thomas Fargo, commander of the Hawaii-based U.S. Pacific Command, told a Pentagon news conference Tuesday that about 45 U.S. helicopters are now involved in the relief mission, dubbed Operation United Assistance. That number probably will double soon, he told reporters. In all, about 13,000 U.S. military personnel are involved in the relief effort, including about 11,600 aboard ships and about 1,000 in Thailand, where an air base is serving as the U.S. command center. There also are U.S. military personnel in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Malaysia.
In a separate news conference, William Winkenwerder, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, said the military is prepared to send as many as eight portable hospitals, including a 25-bed version that could be flown aboard two C-17 cargo planes from Yokota air base in Japan. Japan to Send Troops to Se Asia
Japan is preparing to send hundreds of soldiers and several aircraft to Southeast Asia where memories of the imperial army’s brutal Second World War regime is still strong. As many as 800 troops may be sent to help with disaster relief, but final figures are still undecided, an official said. Defence chief Yoshinori Ono ordered the military to prepare medical aid and other assistance, a Defence Agency official said. Japan has pledged up to £250 million in aid for tsunami disaster relief, making it the largest single donor.
Although the role of Japan’s military has been a sensitive issue for decades, especially for neighbouring Asian nations that it invaded before and during the Second World War, Tokyo has dispatched non-combat troops to support the US-led coalitions fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Powell: Tsunami Aid May Help U.S. Image
Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday the outpouring of American aid and humanitarian help in the region devastated by the tsunami may also help Muslim nations see the United States in a better light. ``What it does in the Muslim world, the rest of the world is giving an opportunity to see American generosity, American values in action,'' Powell said after meeting with Hassan Wirayuda, his Indonesian counterpart. ``America is not an anti-Islamic, anti-Muslim nation. America is a diverse society. We respect all religions,'' he said
Powell said he hopes Muslim countries see the wide range of U.S. aid and involvement around the world, of which the disaster relief is only the latest example. U.S. involvement and cooperation ``is in the best interest of those countries and it's in our best interest,'' he said. US claims political benefit of tsunami operation
After a slow start and early criticism of its relief efforts in Asia's tsunami disaster, the United States has mobilised its public relations juggernaut to claim political benefit from a now massive operation. A week ago the administration of George W. Bush was under heavy US media assault for failing to respond sufficiently and quickly enough to the tsunamis that killed at least 145,000 people across the Indian Ocean. But with 350 million dollars in aid committed and a huge military operation mounted, Washington now hopes to score points in the Muslim world and other countries still miffed by its invasion of Iraq last year. "I think it does give to the Muslim world and the rest of the world an opportunity to see American generosity, American values in action," Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday after arriving in predominantly-Muslim Indonesia, the worst-hit country. US pushes aid plan to avert terror
Billions of dollars in aid could be poured into Asia in a long-term plan to ensure under-development does not breed Islamic radicalism and terrorism following the tsunami disaster. The US and Australia have identified a prompt and successful humanitarian aid effort in south Asia as a national security priority. US Secretary of State Colin Powell said a failed reconstruction effort could result in victims turning to extremism. "If nations are poor, if they don't see hope, if they're riddled by disease, if no one is helping them, then radicalism takes over, they lose faith in democracy and they start turning in other directions," Mr Powell told CNN.
"This is an investment not only in the welfare of these people, which in and of itself is a good thing to do; it's an investment in our own national security." Tsunami Steals a Generation and the Future
Children, too small and weak to run fast enough, to swim, or to hold on to safety, are the biggest victims of one of the world's worst natural disasters. UNICEF estimates about 50,000 children died across the region -- a third of the total death toll of 144,000. Tens of thousands more were orphaned. Education, the only hope of a better life for many of Asia's poorest kids, has been badly hit, with schools and teachers wiped out and many child survivors struggling just to survive.
"Our children are now busy looking for food," says Effendi, a 37-year-old father in Indonesia. "I don't know when the schools are going to open." Fears grow of trafficking in tsunami orphans
THEY are the most vulnerable survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunami. But fears are growing that orphaned children are being trafficked by unscrupulous criminals and sold into slavery and prostitution. Now the devastated countries are moving to protect the children of the tsunami. In Indonesia special refugee camps to prevent children being kidnapped by criminal gangs are to be set up.
The government has also stepped up security on its borders to prevent young victims being smuggled out by child traffickers. Tsunami orphans at sexual abuse risk Being sold to child traffickers.
Save the Children Fund in Sri Lanka said children orphaned by the tsunami are at risk of sexual abuse in camps or being sold to child traffickers. The international children's aid organization said it has evidence that children in a camp have been bought for about $40, the reported Sunday. "We believe two children were sold to traffickers from Colombo. We don't know why they have taken the children but we fear they will be passed on to pedophiles or sold for some other form of exploitation," said Tahirih Ayn, a child protection officer with Save the Children Fund Sri Lanka.

Calls for Socialism and centralized social engineering as the "solution" for tsunamis

Deaths not just act of nature

Socialist organization & planning can save lives

The enormity of the disaster that has befallen the peoples of the Indian Ocean region can only be comprehended in terms of the fundamental contradiction of the modern age: the antagonism between the enormous productive forces unleashed by stunning scientific-technological advances and the outmoded social system of capitalist exploitation. This technology, which holds the capability of alleviating and eliminating the age-old burdens afflicting humanity, is owned by a capitalist class that utilizes it to pursue profits, and the result is an increase in human misery. No amount of technology, of course, could have prevented the powerful undersea earthquake or the resulting mega-tsunami that struck 27 countries. But humanity has progressed to the point where a combination of technology and social organization is capable of vastly mitigating such a disaster. Through education, training and preparation, early warning, rapid mass mobilization for evacuation and full-scale social coordination
to deal with the aftermath, tens of thousands of lives, at the least, could have been saved. 25 countries, International Institutions to attend summit in Jakarta
25 countries and international organizations were to attend the summit on tsunami in Jakarta on January 6, and to discuss aids program for Asian countries suffering from the natural disaster, media reported on Tuesday. Included are ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN), Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, South Korea, the United States, India, Sri Lanka, Maldive, Canada, European Union, the United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
The U.N. Secretary General Kohfy Annan is to present in the summit and would visit Indonesia from Jan. 5 to 8. He is to go to Aceh province on Jan. 7. In Jakarta, the world mobilises to prevent other tsunamis
ASEAN summit should come up with a joint system to prevent other tragedies. Meanwhile, the international community has already raised US$ 2 billion for early aid operations. Setting up a tsunami early warning system around the Indian Ocean to prevent tragedies like that of December 26, 2004, is the ambitious goal of the ASEAN summit scheduled for January 6, in Jakarta. In addition to ASEAN’s ten member states (Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), there will be China, Japan, South Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Representatives of the United Nations, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Health Organisation and the European Union will also attend. National governments and world institutions have altogether pledged US$ 2 billion for initial emergency operations in the affected countries.
Japan is giving US$ 500 million, the highest amount it has ever given in foreign aid. The US has pledged US$ 350,000. Canada doubled its aid from an initial CND$ 40 million to 80 (from US$ 35 million to 70, or € 25 million to 50) and sent its Disaster Assistance Response Team to Sri Lanka. Building an Asian EU?
The leaders of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)[1] have laid out at their annual summit in Bali a grand ambition by 2020: to create a Southeast Asian version of the European Union. Brussels should be flattered. The idea may seem out of left field, but there are historic parallels between Europe and Southeast Asia. Realizing this ambition, however, sets ASEAN a mighty test. Southeast Asia has the necessary common cultural base for a supra state. Visit Angkor in Cambodia and the royal courts of Bangkok and Jogjakarta in Indonesia and the thousand year old culture of India upon which the ancient civilizations in Southeast were based becomes obvious. It is not the only cultural glue that binds ASEAN, but it is the most important. The ASEAN intent to build a version of the EU seems more to recognize the economic community created in Europe rather what was is the purpose of building that community, namely political integration.
The difference is important, because the EU is heading in directions chosen to secure the political goal without full regard for the economic consequence. The Euro is the leading case in point. A common system of money is being created without the common political base that experience tells us is necessary if the currency and the monetary policy to underpin it is to support economic growth, not retard it. Asian Union: A Practical Way to a New World Order
Only when the big powers of Asia, China, India, Japan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey come together will the scene change. Smaller sub - regional alliances can make only a limited impact or no impact at all, as illustrated by ASEAN and SAARC respectively. Same can be said of the Gulf Cooperation Council. ASEAN is experimenting with various other combinations like ASEAN + 1 or ASEAN + 2 or ASEAN + 3, but the real combination has yet to come. Some skeptics may raise the bogey of the danger to industries of one from the other e.g. between India and China. Similar bogeys were raised when imports became freer under WTO regulations. It is an axiom of science that an experiment is first carried out at a smaller scale; the results, if positive, are then transferred to a larger arena.
Hence the need to bring in Saudi Arabia and Iran into this dialogue for an Asian Union. Committee: Asian Summit Topic: Asian Union
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established in 1967. This group of ten Southeastern Nations ( Brunei , Cambodia , Indonesia , Laos , Malaysia , Myanmar , Philippines , Singapore , Thailand and Vietnam ) meets to deal with the economic and political policies and concerns of each member state. There have been calls within the Association and from non-members to expand the group to an Asian Union. Recently, China formally entered into partnership with the bloc, although it is not a member. Other nations in the region have been calling for the establishment of an Asian Union. The Prime Minister of India has advocated the movement. The Vice President of Thailand has also stated that the establishment of an AU is not only desirable, but necessary. Some scholars believe that the establishment of an Asian Union is inevitable within the next ten to twenty years.
Advocates of ASEAN expansion to an Asian Union argue it would have several economic and political benefits for the region.By establishing an AU, the economic powers in Asia would have more trading leverage to compete against existing blocs. Some argue that ASEAN, lacking any economically strong members, cannot gain this kind of power. By including more economically powerful nations such as China , Hong Kong, and Japan , they argue, their trading power would rival the European Union's. By itself, China has the ability to be a formidable economic power. They do, however, lack the kind of integration into other arenas that some of the smaller “Asian Tigers” can provide. Joining an Asian Union could also give China more political power.
Political and cultural integration would also result from an Asian Union, advocates argue. The Asian region is very culturally and politically diverse. As one scholar pointed out, the European Union got off to a rocky start because of such diversities. However, these differences were overcome and the European community was able to build a strong union. Some scholars think that Asia would go through the same slow process of compromise and integration. Related Community-Building with Pacific Asia Task Force Report #51 The Trilateral Commission (© 1997) The thrust of this report is the need for “community-building” with emerging East and Southeast Asia on the part of the “Trilateral” areas-Japan, North America, and Europe.
In the past three decades, as the authors of this report write, “the frontier of the accelerating late industrial revolution has moved beyond Japan to the rest of East and Southeast Asia. The economic takeoff of this region of historic significance for several reasons: With 1.8 billion people (excluding Japan), the countries of Pacific Asia are much more populous than the original core areas.... In the developing countries of Pacific Asia, modernization is taking place in societies which have long historical traditions and cultures quite different from those of the West.... The pace of economic and social change is faster than for any previous area or era.”
The thrust of this report is the need for “community-building” with emerging East and Southeast Asia on the part of the “Trilateral” areas-Japan, North America, and Europe. “The challenge for the Trilateral countries is to assist the nations of the region in joining the Trilateral world as a new area of economic prosperity, security and good government. Should this happen, the international ‘zone of peace’ will be dramatically extended.” Recommendations focus on enhancing international security, continued economic progress, domestic and regional political stability, and accommodating Pacific Asia as “partners in a global community.” Related What is the Global Union? Members of the: Bilderbergs, Council on Foreign Relations, & Trilateral Commission The name of the European Economic Community (EEC) was changed to the new name of EUROPEAN UNION (EU), as agreed to in the 1992 Maastricht Treaty. This EU now has one central bank in Frankfurt, Germany, one monetary system (except for three holdout nations), one judicial system, one government, and are working on one military force so that they can abandon the current NATO force. Their present goal for changing the name of North, Central and South America, plus the Caribbean Islands to the new name - AMERICAN UNION - is the year 2005, which is just around the corner of time. They will then change the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (Created by President George H.W. Bush in 1989) to its new name - ASIAN UNION, by around 2010. During this same period, the former SOVIET UNION will be resurrected, but this time not under hard line Communist control, but under the direct and absolute control of the Elite. Then by around the year 2015 (or sooner), the governing body over all these four GLOBAL REGIONS will assume full command, and will be called the - GLOBAL UNION (or perhaps another name will be used by then). By this time, national sovereignty of all nations will be lost completely, and we will all be under strict Elite control.
Then, there will be only two classes of people - the Elite, and the rest of us - their slaves. You can verify this by reading the United Nations document titled "OUR GLOBAL NEIGHBORHOOD, A Report of the Commission on Global Governance", published in 1995, by Oxford University Press (this book is available through your local bookstore). Related The Centre for the Study of Global Governance The Centre for the Study of Global Governance is a leading international institution dedicated to research, analysis and dissemination about global governance. Based at the London School of Economics, the Centre aims to increase understanding and knowledge of global issues, to encourage interaction between academics, policy makers, journalists and activists, and to propose solutions. Our Funders: - Rockefeller Foundation - Rockefeller Brothers Fund - Ford Foundation - European Union - British Petroleum Prior Knowledge Again US denies ‘foreknowledge’ of Asian tsunami
The State Department denied on Friday that it had “foreknowledge” of the tsunami, but withheld it from South Asian countries, while warning the US base at Diego Garcia, thereby preventing damage to it. It also denied that the tsunami was caused by underground nuclear tests, saying these allegations were utterly false and fell in the category of “misinformation.” Todd Leventhal, State Department-designated Chief, Counter Misinformation/Disinformation Team told Daily Times that after the South Asian tsunami, two false misinformation allegations have arisen, first that Washington had foreknowledge of the impending disaster but held back the information and, secondly, that the giant wave was caused by a subterranean nuclear explosion. Regarding the “foreknowledge” allegation, Leventhal said the facts are that scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii, which tracks earthquakes and the danger of tsunamis in the Pacific, detected the earthquake immediately. Their initial calculations were that it was an 8.0 quake, which is 10 times less powerful than the 9.0 quake it was eventually determined to be. Based on these calculations, their initial bulletin, sent 15 minutes after the quake occurred, judged that “no destructive tsunami threat exists,” referring to the Pacific Ocean region. Foreknowledge of A Natural Disaster: Washington was aware that a deadly Tidal Wave was building up in the Indian Ocean
The US Military and the State Department were given advanced warning. America's Navy base on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean was notified. Why were fishermen in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand not provided with the same warnings as the US Navy and the US State Department? Why did the US State Department remain mum on the existence of an impending catastrophe? With a modern communications system, why did the information not get out? By email, telephone, fax, satellite TV... ? It could have saved the lives of thousands of people. The earthquake was a Magnitude 9.0 on the Richter scale, among the highest in recorded history. US authorities had initially recorded 8.0 on the Richter scale. Many Governments knew but did nothing to evacuate coastal areas Global conspiracy or concerted failure?
Now it is slowly coming out that almost all the Governments affected by the Tsunami knew about the earthquake and possible Tsunami hours before their countries were hit. by the killer tidal waves. The only local Government that did not have a chance to react or evacuate was in Sumatra and Andaman Nicobar islands. Based on the analysis of the time sequence in which these Governments received information and failed or decided not to act is alarming. In Sri Lanka, India, Maldives and Thailand rumors in the main street are rampant that their respective Governments were told not to act by someone or some entity. Indian Military for example clearly got the information two hours before the Tsunami hit the India’s mainland. An Indian Air Force base was wiped out in Andaman Nicobar island near Sumatra close to the epicenter if the earthquake two hours before the Tsunami hit the mainland India. When Indian Military tried to inform the Government, the Government did nothing as if they did not hear. Diseases and Disease Scares 150,000 may die from disease: WHO The World Health Organisation (WHO) has put out an emergency alert that 150,000 people may die from diseases that may be unleashed any day now after the tsunami waves killed an equal number of people. WHO said people are at "extreme risk" of dying from preventable diseases unless access to clean drinking water and other basic needs are restored within days. More Tsunami Scares Toward a Pan American Union? Volcanic Eruption Could Unleash Giant Tsunamis on U.S.
The threat from a collapsing mountain in the Atlantic Ocean could unleash deadly tidal waves on a similar scale to the Asian tsunami, a scientist warned today. Hundreds of millions of people could die in a disaster affecting Britain and the eastern United States.
Professor Bill McGuire called for an early warning system to be installed to counter the potential danger. Researchers have discovered that a chunk of volcano in the Canary Islands the size of the Isle of Man is on the brink of falling into the sea. Scientists believe it could break away when the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma next erupts. Russian Scientist Predicts Massive Tsunamis in South America
A Russian scientist has warned that a deadly tsunami like the one that devastated south-east Asia over the weekend could strike in places like Ecuador, Peru, and Columbia. Yevgeny Dolginov, a professor of geological studies at the Russian University for Peoples’ Friendship, estimated the risk to areas around the world using a theory based on tectonic plate movements, the Interfax news agency reported. “I feel it is necessary to warn the embassies of countries located around the equator about the possibilities of massive earthquakes in the near future,” Dolginov was quoted as saying. “According to my theory, there are lineaments that present a danger in terms of seismic activity.” Historic Precedents? Asia Earthquake kills +24,000 EXACTLY one year after Iran quake killed 26,000
Incredible Coincidence: A massive earthquake in Asia unleashed tsunamis killing thousands, exactly one year to the hour after the Bam, Iran earthquake killed 26,000. What are the odds of two of the most destructive earthquakes in decades occuring exactly one year apart- almost to the minute! December 26, 2003 - Bam, Iran, only 6.6 on the richter scale, but quake is centered directly under the city- 26,000 dead.
December 26, 2004 - Centered off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the massive quake, which measured 9.0 on the richter scale, unleashed tidal waves across the Indian Ocean. Tectonic Weaponry: The Truth Gets Around and People are Much More Savvy after Operation 9/11 Scalar War in Indonesia?
Is it a coincidence that the epicenter of the earthquake which triggered the deadly tsunami in the Indian Ocean was centered on Aceh, a small area on the northern tip of Indonesia? Aceh is extremely rich in many resources, including exotic flora and fauna, huge mineral deposits and extensive mining operations, and one of the world’s largest deposits of liquid natural gas. This area has had civil war for some time, as local groups struggle over access to the resources such as natural gas, and over the fate of the local primitive populations the development has displaced.(2) ExxonMobil has had operations there for many years, and has been recently charged with hiring local groups of mercenaries to exterminate native populations in the region, clearing the way for resource development. Among allegations of torture, rape, and the maintenance of private prisons, this lawsuit was settled in November 2004. Is it possible that this disaster is from a scalar/HAARP type strike, as many believe was the case in the destruction of Bam, Iran, exactly a year earlier to the day? While studies and research on this exotic class of weaponry has been deliberately kept quiet, it has by no means stopped. Based on the technology and theories of Nikola Tesla, it is widely known and acknowledged that the USA, the Soviet Union and possibly the Germans long ago developed this type of technology, which involves carefully calibrated and aligned waves of electromagnetic energy that form high energy fields or charges at a remote location. Al-Jazeera's tsunami conspiracy theories
Indian and U.S. military testing of weapons using electromagnetic waves triggered the earthquake Everyone knows a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered the massive tsunamis that have killed more than 150,000 in South Asia, right? Wrong, reports Al-Jazeera, the popular Arab news service. Some think the U.S. and Indian militaries deliberately caused the tsunamis with electromagnetic pulse technology. Some of the theories reported on seriously by Al-Jazeera include: The U.S. government knew of the disaster ahead of time and failed to warn Asians in affected countries, as evidenced by the American Navy base situated on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia that was alerted and escaped unscathed from the effects of the tsunamis; Indian and U.S. military testing of weapons using electromagnetic waves triggered the earthquake; 'Dark forces' behind tsunamis Conspiracy theorists see dark forces behind tsunami disaster
JUST 11 days after Asia's tsunami catastrophe, conspiracy theorists are out in force, accusing governments of a cover-up, blaming the military for testing top-secret eco-weapons or aliens trying to correct the Earth's "wobbly" rotation. In bars and Internet chat rooms around the world questions are being asked, with knowing nods and winks, about who caused the undersea earthquake off Sumatra on December 26, and why governments did not act in the minutes and hours before tsunamis slammed into their shores, killing almost 150,000. "There's a lot more to this. Why is the US sending a warship? Why is a senior commander who was in Iraq going there?" whispered designer Mark Tyler, drinking a pint of beer at a bar in Hong Kong's Wan Chai district. "This happened exactly a year after Bam," said Tyler, referring to the earthquake in Iran which killed 30,000 on December 26 last year. "Is that a coincidence? And there was no previous seismic activity recorded in Sumatra before the quake, which is very strange," he said, nodding sombrely.
After every globally shocking event – from the bombing of Pearl Harbour to the assassination of John F Kennedy, the death of Princess Diana and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States – conspiracy theorists emerge with their own sinister take on events.,5744,11866890%255E1702,00.html,00040010.htm,,2-1343-1344_1643634,00.html Banda Aceh before (top) and after the tsunami hit. Just 11 days after Asia's tsunami catastrophe Mother Nature not to blame for Tsunami disaster
Just what did cause the Tsunami catastrophe? For many, the finger of blame doesn't point squarely at Mother Nature but at government cover-ups, top secret military testing in the waters of the Indian Ocean and even aliens attempting to correct Earth's 'wobbly' rotation. The questions being asked inadvertently refer to the 'slow' response of governments. One conspiracy theorist believes there's more to this than meets the eye. Why would the U.S. send a warship? Why would a senior commander who was previously posted in Iraq be on his way to South East Asia? The lack of previous seismic activity being recorded is also seen as proof of a major cover-up going on. The Indian and U.S. military are seen by many as the main cause of the disaster by testing eco-weapons which use electromagnetic waves thus triggering off earthquakes. Other figures of blame range from the Australian to the Thai governments for deliberately failing to respond to warning of the impending earthquake which caused the tsunamis. Scientists however have dismissed all the theories saying the earthquake and tsunamis were nothing but a natural disaster.
According to Dr. Bart Bautisda, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology's chief science research specialist categorically rejects any claim of foul play having been the reason behind the disaster. Washington's New World Order Weapons Can Trigger Climate Change
In the US, the technology is being perfected under the High-frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP) as part of the ("Star Wars") Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI). Recent scientific evidence suggests that HAARP is fully operational and has the ability of potentially triggering floods, droughts, hurricanes and earthquakes. From a military standpoint, HAARP is a weapon of mass destruction. Potentially, it constitutes an instrument of conquest capable of selectively destabilising agricultural and ecological systems of entire regions. While there is no evidence that this deadly technology has been used, surely the United Nations should be addressing the issue of "environmental warfare" alongside the debate on the climatic impacts of greenhouse gases. NAZI BUSH REGIME's ENVIRO/HAARP-REICHSTAG FIRE: seize Aceh oil militarily as "rescue"
Why has a senior commander involved in the invasion of Iraq been assigned to lead the US emergency relief program? "Lieutenant General Blackman was previously Chief of Staff...leading the Marines into Baghdad..." US Foreknowledge and Selective Warnings. Similar to 9-11, the automatic warning system STANDS DOWN to allow a terrorist act occur, hypothetically using the HAARP technology, to justify upcoming militarization of the area with US troops in an area rich with oil. Whether HAARP or otherwise, the associated issue would be the standdown of the automatic earthquake warning system among its subscribing member nations. This is CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE--U.S. ONLY WARNS AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA--LEFT OTHERS IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL REICHSTAG FIRE TO DIE FOR POLITIAL GAIN, and then invaded oil rich Aceh with over 2000 U.S. Marines and two aircraft carriers with armed helicopters. No one tells the member countries about the "earthquake". However, the US DOES WARN its military base in the aera. And from this military base, part of the invasion of Aceh is proceeding with TWO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS and led by the U.S.'s pre-emptive invasion of Iraq leadership. "In a bitter irony, part of this operation is being coordinated out of America's Naval base in Diego Garcia. The US warns its naval base, though fails to warn Indian Ocean rim governments. "
...the strike group, with its seven ships, 2,100 Marines and 1,400 sailors aboard, also has four Cobra helicopters..."

The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction:
"Owning the Weather" for Military Use

The significant expansion in America's weather warfare arsenal, which is a priority of the Department of Defense is not a matter for debate or discussion. While, environmentalists blame the Bush administration for not having signed the Kyoto protocol, the issue of "weather warfare", namely the manipulation of weather patterns for military use is never mentioned. The US Air Force has the capability of manipulating climate either for testing purposes or for outright military-intelligence use. These capabilities extend to the triggering of floods, hurricanes, droughts and earthquakes.
In recent years, large amounts of money have been allocated by the US Department of Defense to further developing and perfecting these capabilities. CONVENTION ON THE PROHIBITION OF MILITARY OR ANY OTHER HOSTILE USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATION TECHNIQUES Signed in Geneva May 18, 1977 Entered into force October 5, 1978 Ratification by U.S. President December 13, 1979 U.S. ratification deposited at New York January 17, 1980 It is the understanding of the Committee that the following examples are illustrative of phenomena that could be caused by the use of environmental modification techniques as defined in Article II of the Convention: earthquakes, tsunamis; an upset in the ecological balance of a region; changes in weather patterns (clouds, precipitation, cyclones of various types and tornadic storms); changes in climate patterns; changes in ocean currents; changes in the state of the ozone layer; and changes in the state of the ionosphere.
It is further understood that all the phenomena listed above, when produced by military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques, would result, or could reasonably be expected to result, in widespread, long-lasting or severe destruction, damage or injury. Thus, military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques as defined in Article II, so as to cause those phenomena as a means of destruction, damage or injury to another State Party, would be prohibited.