Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, January 11, 2020, #231


Dane Wigington

While many are going about their daily routines, huge swaths of the world are being permanently transformed by unprecedented wildfires. Australia is the current crisis zone, but in a matter of months the flames will return to the Northern Hemisphere. Of the countless forms of human damage to the planet's life support systems, the ongoing climate engineering operations are the most destructive of all. Though efforts to degrade populations have been ongoing for decades, what major moves might the power structure make when they know they can no longer mask the severity and immediacy of biosphere collapse from the masses? The latest installment of Global Alert News is below.

Many who are awake and aware of what is unfolding in the world are, unfortunately, convinced they are powerless to affect the equation, but that is not the case. If we stand together in a collective effort to expose the insanity, to wake the masses, we may yet accomplish profound good even at this late hour. All are needed in the critical battle to wake populations to what is coming, we must make every day count

Geoengineering Watch wishes to express our deepest thanks to Maciej Kocialkowski for his tireless work toward raising awareness on the critical issue of climate engineering. The geoengineering awareness booth in the photos below was set up at the Charlotte County Administration Building in Port Charlotte, Florida (1/7/20).

This week's outreach booth is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, California, and is shown below. My most sincere and continuing gratitude to the Gem Faire exhibition organizers for facilitating and setting up this very effective booth in every week's Gem Faire location. The schedule for upcoming Gem Faire events is HERE. A booth will be at all events, thanks to the steadfast support of Gem Faire.

42 Responses to Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, January 11, 2020, #231

  1. Citizen says:

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  2. Joseph says:

    Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates

    Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases.

    This was also mentioned on ABC world news tonight and they also said that oceans are heating at 5 hiroshima bombs a second.

    Dane you spoke about this quite a few years ago. You have said that there will come a time the powers that be can no longer hold the truth.

    Let's all hope that Geoengineering is exposed on main stream news sooner than later.


  3. Geoff says:

    Hi, What do you think about the Delta flight dumping fuel over Los Angeles school. Why was the aircraft being filmed and later the complaints came in about the fuel smell?


  4. Bella_Fantasia says:

    OMG. . . . . . what was the excuse for killing the camels?  Might they not be helpful in a world of increasing desertification?

    Excuse my cognitive dissonance, but bulldozing the forests and culling all the animals does not a solution make.  More like a highway straight to Hell.

  5. Bella_Fantasia says:

    A four-year-old girl from Iowa nearly died of the flu at Christmas, but now she may be permanently blind.  The message from her saddened parents:  Get your children flu shots. 

    Has anyone ever heard of a flu strain that causes blindness?  Me neither. 

    The story, as reported, is that the girl did not have a flu shot. That is misleading. Apparently the girl had a flu shot in March, 2019.  Her bout with flu at Christmas swelled her brain, caused a seizure and put her on a ventilator unresponsive for days.  The area of the brain for vision was damaged.

    Poor child. I really mean that, but most likely this girl is going to be overdosed with vaccines from now on. . . . . . .

    The death toll for the 2019/20 flu is 32.

    • penny waters says:

      dear all

      i have mentioned before

      i wasn't happy with my dad having a flu shot – given free by the nhs

      i had lived with my mum and dad for 8yrs cos both i was trying to help

      caring for both i knew how fit my dad was!!

      he had the flu jab and he was dead within 2 days (i say that quickly and coldly because if i open up that  wound too much i could hurt someone – if you get my drift – but who – so many sleepwalkers)

      people – will you all please start investigating your herbal medicine traditions

      plants are both food and medicine, eaten in season, or preserved as food and/or medicine for later use

      the usa has a whole tradition of, not just the most amazing native american tribal knowledge within the environment that they lived in, but also when the europeans went to america they evolved a group, think called the eclectrics??, who blended old and new

      an american plant – echinaceae angustifolia for boosting the immune system – taken quickly enough in initial large dose of it denies colds, flu etc – larger doses than usual but spaced evenly throughout day; 25ml – 1st day, 20ml – 2nd, 15ml – 3rd day. can still carry on taking it but usually no need unless moving around a lot of people

      having met herbalists i have found very few who actually know much about plants and many who have astounding egos and are money motivated – they become a 'herbalist' and immediately write a book!!!

      ego and love of money exists everywhere!!!

      herbal medicine is the art of picking, eating, cooking and knowing plants – see where the hybrid main stream foods come from – why would i eat tomatoes – they come from south america – i come from england and most of my family has lived here for more than a thousand yrs

      people to read – peter holmes – the energetics of western herbs

      steven buhner – many books about food and medicine

      those two, both have book lists in the back of many more herbal books – and reputable – not some book just knocked out by a would be!

      people in temperate areas, book mrs grieve – a modern herbal

      and mrs arthur webb (yes, before women had a public name in england 1949) preserving – fascinating little gem of a book with info found nowhere else!!!

      identify the plants outside your back door – for goodness sakes

      we have been industrialised long enough – where are the ingredient of medicines found – many from petro-chemicals – nice!!!

      your life and health is your responsibilty – do not leave it to others

      allopathic medicine treats disease by sublimating the bodily symptoms – one tablet, then another, then another and on!!!!





      please think about this

      love to all


    • Dennie says:

      JEEEEZE!  That is beyond scary!!  My next-door-neighbor got a flu shot some time back in the late 90s.  The next day she'd developed a tremor in her left hand.  It is permanent.  It shakes like a motor coming off it's mount all the time.  Now imagine if that'd happened to me, a violinist and music teacher…. I have to tell the eedjot medical people this story every time I go in and they're trying to push me into rolling up my sleeve for Big Pharma and Big Profiteering.  Because I cannot afford for anything like that to happen to me, especially at my age, with not really much time left in this life to recover and start over working in a second career, though I know "stuff" happens so I put myself through school, passed the state licensing exam last year and now I also have a real estate sales license, just in case…

      P.S.:  People, there really are effective and safe ways that you can control your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and weight without resorting to toxic Big Pharma "solutions" that mostly don't work or even make you feel worse.  I started taking Standard Process's Beta Food formula (dried beet juice from root and leaf, high in potassium) for lowering blood pressure along with Cyruta Plus (buckwheat mostly), and regular Cyruta formula (has buckwheat and inositol) to get ahold of my appetite and lose weight.  After a few days of some GI discomfort I'm now acclimating to the inositol and suffering less hunger, also eating markedly less food because I don't feel like I need to eat so much, I'm more efficient at using the energy I have.  Also, my energy is steady all day, not really any "highs" and no "lows" except at bedtime.  Inositol (vitamin B8), a pseudo-vitamin, helps control depression, OCD and SAD.  It's a mood stabilizer and hormone regulator.  It improves insulin sensitivity and makes sure that your brain knows the insulin gets where it needs to go.  I'm going to try their Gymnema formula for lowering blood sugar and get on with my longer daily walks– as long the weather cooperates!!!  We are soooooo much more than just a bunch of walking chemical equations, as CDC, Western Medicine and Big Brother Pharma wants you to believe.

    • penny waters says:

      dear dennie

      wow music – humans reflecting on the sounds of nature

      interesting re your change of things put in your body and the changes it made

      i would say though – the german government did some remarkable studies on the vitamins and minerals in plants some years back when they were more green 

      some of the info is contained in a little book called cooking weeds by weise – never used a recipe but use the lists of wild plants with their vitamin and mineral content to try to open people's minds (hahahaha fat chance there as we all know)

      so a fresh plant has not just material substances good for our health but if you do read peter holmes  – the energetics is fascinating

      we are all fundamentally energy – moving through space and time

      i had occasion to have a blood test (i give my doctor little work – she appreciates my visits)

      she said with a shocked voice' you have so little inflammation'

      hahaha – i eat more greens than most people know exist

      most green plants have lots of vit c along with – hmmmm how about stinging nettles having exactly the right ratio of magnesium to calcium for the bones in your body

      kinda makes sense when you think we evolved eating the plants around us

      wake up people – eat you weeds

      love to you all and your stomachs

    • Sandy Patrus says:

      I would never get the flu shot.  My sister-in-law died from Guillain Barre due to the flu shot!  I went off of blood pressure medicine and I am doing everything natural there is out there to lower it on my own.  I was having so many side effects from every new med my doctor switched me to that he decided I must be sensitive to these meds and took me off under his care.  One thing I am using for my blood pressure is Olive Leaf Extract and not only does it help with lowering your BP, but it also protects your immune system.  I did not even get a cold this year, and for the last 3 years I had been very sick with bronchial pneumonia the entire winter.  I think it is helping that I am taking all these vitamins and herbs too.

    • Dennie says:

      I started doing the Chinese medical route when Em-Deities could not help with a case of chronic tendinitis that kept me out of work for a year.  We have native stinging nettle here in Marin County, CA but you have to know where it grows and go pick it.  Purslane grows in my back field if it gets enough sun (high in vitamin C) and I have dandelions galore all out in the north part out front where it isn't sunny.  A neighbor's daughter is actually a pharmacist by training and profession and wants to quit doing that kind of work because she knows how toxic all the crap from Big Pharma is.  She forages for weeds in the East Bay hills on the weekend.  Another neighbor just up the hill grew up vegetarian in Germany.  She knows all the old European homeopathic and herbal medicine and eats tons of fresh vegetables.  I watched Vaxxed up at her house a few years ago.  She was up on the roof of her house in her nightgown, in the middle of the night,  hosing it down so it wouldn't catch fire when the downhill neighbor's house went up in flames (arson).  This, at age 72, about 4 years ago..

  6. Lori Bridgeford says:

    This broadcast was exceptional to cover in full -the horrors of burning AUS, and the final remarks re US by Benjamin Netanyahu.To chop America up like a golden calf, as will of God. Oil , bankers , and pharma are ruling more.You devoted the needed time to address the fires , and stunned how many want to believe all by arsonists! Easier to blame criminals, than face the stunning revelation of climate ENGINEERING. Dane and all, we do have serial killer types (no empathy) destroying everything. Look at CDC, EPA ,  FDA and HHS– same  dark psychopath traits run these agencies. Whistleblower face mortality in some cases, so we can keep encouraging these individuals (military included)   Keep up your safety awareness, as exposing must be our priority. Thanks Dane for such devotion on so much .

    • penny waters says:

      no empathy – look to the interthalamic adhesion

      a small bundle of nerve fibres and cells within the third ventricle of the brain that connects the 4 sides of the brain in cooperation

      it is in only 53% of the population and mostly in women

      all humans have feeling of pain, sorrow, joy etc

      but some can switch it of 

      as men are the hunters, the surgeons, abattoir workers, professional soldiers – they often do not have one 

      but – if brought up in a loving way they can be ease with themselves cos they know what love is

      it can be induced by meditation and developed by good thought and acts

      but – men without one can also be corrupted by a bad upbringing

      my dad when furious/in danger (didn't see it much) said it was like a red mist that shut something off in him

      so balanced men can shut off empathy when needed

      women are made by nature to produce children – needing to empathise straight away to understand what this tiny helpless creature needs – not rocket science – but empathy

      sometimes if taken to extremes women can be a right pain – fluffy bunny types or 'I have a baby, i am so important and i don't need to do anything else cos i am so important'

      and many, both women and men do not try to understand the other

      so many women don't protect themselves and then cry like babies

      being alive takes a lot of thinking about

      stupid, stupid, stupid

      anyway – interesting stuff eh

    • Dennie says:

      The climate engineers are Big Time crooks and because they are White Collar criminals they'll get away with it, even when they are finally sussed out.  These guys are the pros.  They make regular arsonists look like a bunch of panty-waisted amateur pansies.

  7. jintampa says:

    Happy New Year to all.

    Thank you Dane for another informative broadcast. How horrible that Australia has lost that many of God's creatures so far this new year and new decade from this global climate engineering nightmare. The angels weep witnessing this horror. Here on the west coast of Florida we have been experiencing below normal temperatures and record high temperatures. The pollen counts have been high to very high. My allergies have been horrible. The birds have started mating season early. The trees that drop their leaves in February/March are dropping them now. I can't imagine what this year's hurricane season is going to look like.


  8. Mary Hollowell says:

    You can object to shooting camels from helicopters, here, & share other concerns:

    • Dennie Mehocich says:

      It's a pretty sad story all around.  Essentially we have an introduced non-native species gone feral on lands of native indigenous peoples and destroying their property:

    • Earth Angel says:

      I sent a comment and asked that they visit this website to learn of causal factors contributing to the extreme tinderbox conditions on their continent and asked that they not destroy any healthy animals which were not irreparibly harmed by the smoke and flames. Thanks for the link Mary. We are praying for safety and healing for all affected from this most horrible devestation currently happening 'down under'. Dear Lord, let it end soon.

  9. Gary Morrow says:

    Bonnie Crawford, on Andrew`s post 15C = 59F, and 17C = 62.6F.             (F = 1.8C +32).

  10. Bonnie Crawford says:

    Well sadly, criminals ARE running things — that's for certain! To think that all the money, time, and planning that went and and are still going into diabolical, evil plans for this planet and all living creatures could have been used for the benefit of mankind and what was once a beautiful, perfectly functioning planet! My only "consolation" in this tragedy is that the psychopaths who caused the destruction will themselves be destroyed by it. It just did not have to be this way!

  11. Bonnie Crawford says:

    War is intended to be forever continued, just as the goal of the medical and pharmaceutical industries is intended to keep the population sick, thus making money on never ending customers.

  12. Mary Hollowell says:

    almost full moon + thick canopy of aerosols > eerie pale blue sky over Fayette Co., GA, at 1 AM, Jan. 11, 2020

    " … but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light." 

                                                                                     – Zechariah 14:7

  13. Andrew from scotland says:

    My 299th email, titled: 'Global Climate Chaos within 8 months. 4+4=10? / There is a trend. 

    We normally make 5 and 10 year plans, however, we should now make 4 and 10 year plans (after all, in medieval times 4+4=10!).  Current scientific thinking states that the total collapse of our so called civilisation will happen in 4 to 10 years time…but it could happen a lot sooner.

    The current Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) is just under 15C, and the GAST graph shows an exponential curve upwards with GAST being 17C within 10 years. When GAST reaches 17C there will be very limited crop production and the majority of the global population will be dead from heat, starvation, violence and war.  

    2019 has been officially declared the 2nd lowest annually averaged Arctic sea ice volume on record. The lowest was in 2017. 2012, 2016, 2011 were in 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions respectively. However, in 2017 and 2011 the annual average volume had already started to increase by 1 Jan.

    The 2010s was the warmest decade in recorded history. 2nd place was the 2000s. 3rd place the 1990s. 4th place the 1980s. 

    There is a trend.

    Do not be fooled by the official stories of shooting down of the Ukrainian flight PS752. There are many unanswered questions, such as: why was it flying near a military base at attack height and at a time when Iran could expect US reprisals; about 2/3 of the passengers were Iranian, the remaining 1/3 were Iranians with Canadian citizenship. A great way to promote civil unrest – and why was the UK envoy to Tehran so quick to support/incite anti-government protests?

    These questions are remarkably similar to the shooting down of Malaysian flight MH17 over…Ukraine, the passenger list included a large team of investigators who were about to blow the whistle on US supported atrocities.

    Also consider the "missing" Malaysian flight MH370.

    There is a trend.

    The ongoing intensive, toxic (and therefore extremely profitable for those companies whose business model relies on disease and ill health) geoengineering and atmospheric spraying may have slowed global heating, but because it is a covert operation, the general public has carried on with 'business as usual' and nothing has been achieved to prevent climate catastrophe and our extinction.


    • Bonnie Crawford says:

      Excellent post as always, Andrew. Disturbing, but realistic.

      I wonder if when you discuss temperatures, if you would put it in Fahrenheit, rather than Centigrade, since many of us have only used F and not C, so don't know how to convert C to F. That would be most helpful to many of us. Thank you!


    • virginia says:

      Hello, Andrew:

      Your posts are always interesting and informative and I look forward to them.   Your observations regarding the downed Iranian plane are right on target.  The entire scenario fits a pattern.  And what caught my attention was the fact that Trump, on the very next morning of the downing stated that "it might have been a mistake.".  Immediately after his statement, Trudeau and others climbed on the usual band wagon and reiterated Trump's comment, but also called for harsh measures "against those responsible".   Now how did Trump know so quickly that it might have been a 'mistake" unless that was the plan in the first place – to put the blame on Iran (who should not have admitted culpability so quickly, as Putin also suggested), ignite the people (paid) in the streets to demand the resignation of the head of Iran.  This fits the Maidan Square scenario all over again.  And in light of Israel's new directed energy weapon, thanks to USA money and tech, there is another scenario possible that must be considered other than the present one. 

      It might interest some to know that the first passenger plane to be shot down in the Near East occurred on Feb. 21, 1973.  A Boeing 727 with 113 civilians aboard was shot down by Israeli fighter planes over the Israeli-occupied Egyptian territory of the Sinai (The Zionist Connection, page 372-373). A pattern was set.

      Thank you again, Andrew.  Best wishes.

    • virginia says:

      Error on my post:  Not "Iranian" plane, should read Ukranian plane.

    • Maciej Kocialkowski says:

      Here is the conversion formula for temperatures.

      From C to F: C x 9/5 + 32 = F

      For example: 20 Celsius = 20 x 9/5 +32 = 68 F

      From F to C: (F-32) x 5/9 = C

      For example: 86 Fahrenheit = (86-32) x 5/9 = 30 C

    • 'a' simple horseman says:

      OK, I just gotta chime in here on this degrees C vs F. Personally, I just go out and look at my two sided thermometer and "cross reference". Pretty simple. And that just brought a question to my mind, "how many folks these days have a real thermometer out on their porch?"

    • penny waters says:

      how about barometers – they mostly don't work anymore

      they measure the weight of the air above

      no pressure

      no atmosphere between us and deep space


  14. virginia says:


    This is beyond disturbing news, but predictable.  Subsidizing Israeli weapons of war has been a policy of the USA for decades, but these latest directed energy weapons that we Americans are paying for have far- reaching implications as Israel would not hesitate to use them on any country it deems a threat – even an imaginary threat.

    It might have already used one: i.e., a few weeks ago I read in an Israeli publication where an Israeli science tech stated that "Israel had already developed a new laser technology, that is a laser beam that could not be heard or seen".   I have looked for that article and cannot find it.  It was probably scrapped in a hurry.   But, in light of the plane crash over Iran, it brings up some questions, even though the Iranians admit human error.   Puzzling.

    As for the besieged Palestinians in Gaza.   You are correct in that they have been used as guinea pigs for all new weapons in the Israeli arsenal.  The situation is beyond dire and the world doesn't give a rat's behind.  The latest technique used to quell Gaza's citizens' demonstrations is for Israeli snipers  to shoot them in the eyes.  Before, Israel's units were told to shoot them in the legs to cripple them.  Now we will see what new option will be used  with this newly directed energy beam that one cannot see or hear…..and on whom.

    If we are to gain any ground in our fight to save our planet, whether from climate control or nuclear radiation or any other destructive  causes, we must know that these are the types of people we are fighting.  They will not give up that control easily.

    Let us continue our fight for a better world.  There is no other option.

    Thank you, Susan.  Stay well.


    • V. Susan Ferguson says:

      VSF:  Thank you for this post, Virginia. I so agree with you that understanding the Zionist Israel agenda is key to our current peril. I appreciate your comments and informed intelligence. Perhaps you know of Whitney Webb, an investigative journalist based in Chile. She has written extensively on these heinous matters.  Her work on "Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations" is particularly revealing.  Here is a link to many of her highly insightful articles.:

    • virginia says:

      Hi, Susan, hope you are doing well.

      Thank you for reminding me of Whitney Webb and her link.  I'm familiar with her work and used to read many of her views.  I strayed looking at other websites but intend to return to her site now that you have reminded me. So, thank you, Susan.  And thanks for the link.   There is much work for all of us to do.  Much vigilance on our part and, hopefully, the will and effort to continue.  Fighting for justice in our world plus trying to awaken everyone as to the climate and weather control that is wreaking pure havoc on so many countries (Australia comes to mind) is challenging but doable.  I thank you so sincerely for your efforts – they are so important for all to read and study.  Let us all hope that we can achieve our goals. 

      Stay safe and be well. V.

    • penny waters says:

      has anyone else seen the radicalised hassidic youth that are on the wst bank setting fire to palestinians

      my problem with any group of humans in the world is that they often think they are better than me and others

      many of the jews in israel seem to feel like that – it was a surprise to see the hatred they exibited

      and many jews do not – as many arabs

      had a crazy thought

      is it too hot for for humans to live in some places

      seems to heat blood till people go nuts

      otherwise why do many women have to cover themselves and stay indoors

      just a question?

  15. Jonathan O'Quinn says:

    I used to live in Cleveland Ohio. I was told that one winter back in the 1970s, the ice on Lake Erie was so thick and somebody actually drove a Volkswagen Beetle across the lake into Canada.

  16. W. O. Frobozz says:

    And here we go again, another DIRECT SHOT to the great lakes from the Gulf of Mexico.

    When are the weather "experts" going to admit that the Gulf Stream is nonexistent?  The Gulf never went STRAIGHT NORTH before.

    Sitting here right in the "pink" ice storm zone.  Again.  Every year.  Over and over.  All winter.

  17. Jennifer says:

    Temperatures near 70 today and tomorrow in NYC.I can only imagine the toxic artificial cold air /snow the weather psychopaths are currently planning in order to distract us from our dire daily reality.Both November/December were way above around here in terms of temps.They just keep playing the distraction game so people won't see what's really going on.Dane,I appreciate all you do for us in this never-ending uphill battle.Thank you.

  18. Paul Vonharnish says:


    Excerpted from: Modification of cirrus clouds to reduce global warming – IOPscience 

    David L Mitchell and William Finnegan

    Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV 89512-1095, USA


    Received 1 April 2009

    Accepted 12 August 2009

    Published 30 October 2009 

    2.2. Delivery mechanism 

    Since commercial airliners routinely fly in the region where cold cirrus clouds exist, it is hoped that the seeding material could either be (1) dissolved or suspended in their jet fuel and later burned with the fuel to create seeding aerosol, or (2) injected into the hot engine exhaust, which should vaporize the seeding material, allowing it to condense as aerosol in the jet contrail. The objective would not be to seed specific cloud systems but rather to build up a background concentration of aerosol seeding material so that the air masses that cirrus will form in will contain the appropriate amount of seeding material to produce larger ice crystals. Since the residence time of seeding material might be on the order of 1–2 weeks, release rates of seeding material would need to account for this. With the delivery process already existing, this geoengineering approach may be less expensive than other proposed approaches.” 

    Complete text:;

    This is a well researched paper.  See multiple references at the bottom of the page.

  19. Jonathan O'Quinn says: recently had an article about differentiating between what we can control and what we cannot control. The basic idea of the article was not to waste emotional energy fretting about things that we cannot control. I would respectfully suggest to us all that one of the things that many of us have in our ability to control, is the  ability to distribute and share printed geoengineering materials with people in every area of our Circles of influence. Let me please, at the risk of sounding repetitious, give encouragement to each of you to do everything that you can to share printed materials far and wide. Stay well, and be safe. Respectfully, Jonathan

    • penny waters says:

      wow you know numbers of people to influence

      half of the people i know think i'm nuts

      and the others have morals that i cannot cope with


      don't go out much

  20. V. Susan Ferguson says:

    New Bill Would See US Taxpayers Subsidize Experimental Israeli Laser Weapons / The U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act would deepen Israel’s access to grotesque weapons of war that have been developed by the U.S. military but have also been banned for use by American troops. by Whitney Webb / Mint Press News / March 23, 2019
    WASHINGTON — Last Thursday, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced the “U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act,” which would authorize “the Department of Defense to carry out bilateral cooperation with Israel to develop directed energy capabilities,” according to a press release.
    Rep. Elise Stefanik‏Verified account @RepStefanik @RepTedLieu & I introduced the U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act today. This bipartisan bill allows us to collaborate w/ Israel to counter global adversarial threats by increasing our cooperation on directed energy technology.
    Directed energy weapons include laser weapons and particle beams; they are highly destructive but embraced by militaries for their “infinite magazines” and “incredible speed and range.”
    More specifically, the bill — which is identical to a bill of the same name that Lieu and Stefanik introduced last year but failed to pass — would allow the Pentagon “to carry out research, development, test, and evaluation activities, on a joint basis with Israel, to establish directed energy capabilities that address threats to the United States, deployed forces of the United States, or Israel, and for other purposes.”
    Arguably more troubling is the fact that this bill would deepen Israel’s access to grotesque weapons of war that have been developed by the U.S. military but have also been banned for use by American troops. For instance, in the late 1990s, the U.S. and Israel collaborated on the “Nautilus” program that created lasers that cause permanent blindness in those targeted by literally “melting the eyeball.”
    Though the “Nautilus” lasers were banned for use by the U.S. under the Clinton administration because they could cause permanent blindness, they were nevertheless shared with Israel’s government. A spokesman for U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, John Cunningham, at the time told the Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs that the decision to share the technology with Israel had not been made by the command — which was the lead agency overseeing the program — and instead stated that “We are taking our orders from the Secretary of Defense [William Perry] and President Clinton.”
    The “Nautilus” lasers were later shelved for use as missile defense by Israel in 2006, despite the U.S. and Israel having spent $300 million, owing to the “prohibitive cost” of their operation. However, Israel has continued to use the highly experimental technology to develop a new system it claimed was on the “verge of completion” this past December. In light of this current bill, it is important to revisit the “Nautilus” example, as it clearly shows that the U.S. government, in past “collaborative” efforts, has provided experimental, hi-tech weapons to Israel even when they are so controversial, potent and deadly that the U.S.’ own military is banned from using them. This point is even more troubling when one considers that Israel regularly tests its experimental and newly developed weapons on Palestinians, including civilians, who live in the blockaded Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.
    U.S. to subsidize Israeli arsenal While it has been touted as a means of “jointly” researching directed energy weapons, the text of the bill reveals that it would be used to funnel U.S. taxpayer funds to subsidize Israeli directed energy weapon research in Israel. …

    … Given the lack of benefit for the U.S. — and Israel’s history of war crimes and testing its newly developed weapons on disenfranchised Palestinians in blockaded Gaza or the occupied West Bank — this bill is a perfect example of yet another “Israel first” bill now making its way through the U.S. Congress.


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