Turkey / Syria earthquakes call for inquiry under ENMOD


Dr. Michel Chossudovsky, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ottawa University, founder of Global Research:


The latest reports point to a death toll in Turkey and Syria well in excess of 50,000, more than half a million injured, tens of thousands of people missing. The social devastation and destruction is beyond description. The first and second earthquakes on February 6, 2023 in Kahramanmaras province in Southern Turkey were respectively of the magnitude of 7.6 and 7.8 (Richter scale).

A third earthquake of a magnitude of 6.3 was recorded on February 20th. 

In Turkey, some 530,000 people have been evacuated from the disaster area. Ankara confirms that “173,000 buildings have so far been recorded as collapsed or severely damaged, with more than 1.9 million people taking refuge in temporary shelters or hotels and public facilities.

In the words of President Recep Tayyip  Erdogan: ““We are living through the most painful days in our history”. 

In Syria, the earthquakes have largely affected the cities of Aleppo, Lattakia and Hama which are within proximity of Syria’s Northwestern border with Turkey. The latest announced death toll in Syria was 5,914, with 8.8 million people affected. 

President Bachar Al Assad underscored that US-NATO has been at war with Syria for almost 12 years, while emphasizing that “Syria has not been an earthquake area for about two and a half centuries”.

In this article, Part I will focus on the History of Earthquake Activity in Turkey

Part II will provide a Review of Environmental Modification Techniques (ENMOD).

Part III will focus on The Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques, ratified in 1977 by the UN General Assembly.

What is significant in regards to the Turkey-Syria earthquake disaster is that the 1977 UN Convention (cited above) contains provisions for the conduct of an investigation in regards to “destruction, damage or injury” incurred by the “State Parties”, under the auspices of a UN “Consultative Committee of Experts”.

There are also provisions in the Convention for referral to the United Nations Security Council on behalf of the “State Parties”. These issues are outlined in Part IV.


Concluding Remarks 

We are in solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria.

At this stage, it would be unwise and premature to draw simplistic conclusions.

There is a forbidden truth. I have attempted to provide a framework of analysis and understanding.

The damage and loss of life is beyond description: The issue should be the object of analysis, dialogue and debate, with reference to the 1977 International Convention banning “military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques”.

Turkey and Syria as “State Parties” must, as a first step, conduct their own internal investigation before referring it to the UN Consultative Committee of Experts and/or to the United Nations Security Council.


I am no longer the valued customer

I am directed to walk where they draw the line, paste the X, align the arrow: one way. I am made to stand in line, six feet from the customer before and after. Some businesses, public services, and all health care providers demand a mask.

I am being conditioned: the business is in charge. Conditioned to being controlled. To being herded. Others are in control of my every move.

Plexiglass barriers at every check-out announce separation and fear; make communication difficult. With the mask on the employee, hearing is frustrated, decimated.

The restaurant insists on taking my name, phone number or email. Many strangers have my personal information. My life is directed and controlled every time I step from my self-isolation—from what used to be my home, my refuge, into what used to be my community, my city.

Now the basic conditioning is in place, but people insist on taking back their freedom. Getting back to normal. Now reinforcing that conditioning is essential. New threats are added to those infants. So the spin spins. Claims of scientific unity contradict many independent scientists; but fear wins out. The ‘new normal’ is constant terror.

Internet heavily censored; cell phone conversations recorded. Facebook, Twitter, and other formerly beneficial means of communication, know all about us. Report to the controlling elite.

We are owned, in our most personal lives, by corporations and the politicians who bow and scrape for their own enrichment.

The UN One World Government at last exposes itself as dictatorship—with a global depopulation agenda. Who dies of covid-19?  Elders, the sick, poor, black, indigenous people—disadvantaged victims of our system, seen as the ‘drain’ on world resources. ‘Culling’ the global population, our world government re-ignites criminal eugenics.

Sea changes in US – Middle East power balance

These amazing authors speak for themselves.
Here is a brilliant analysis with details and links to sources:

Global Research News

This gives right-on, informative, gratifying, satire of global US relations and drive for hegemony:

‘Iran Must Begin Acting Like a Normal Nation,’ Says Totally Normal Nation

‘Full spectrum dominance by 2020’

Dr. Bertell in her Letter to the UN Commission on Biodiversity, 2011 (the year before she died):

“There are fewer unknowns and/or dangerous consequences connected with converting our addiction to fossil fuels into developing more benign energy technologies, than there is in manipulation of a delicately balanced earth system with the potentially widespread and irreversible consequences of interruption of the natural interaction between the oceans and the sun, the ionosphere and the magnetosphere!

We already have a wealth of experience, beginning with attempts at weather control with cloud seeding in 1950, and 50 decades of military experiments designed to assure “full spectrum dominance” by 2020”.


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On 30 May 2000, General Henry H. Shelton, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, released the military’s vision for the year 2020. The press release stated:

‘The overarching focus of JV2020 remains a joint force capable of full spectrum dominance…pre-eminent in any form of conflict. Four operational concepts – dominant maneuver, precision engagement, focused logistics, and full dimensional protection – continue as the foundation of JV2020.’

What emerges from the new military planning is that information technology will be key in the development of future warfare. The US will be able to conduct attacks on foreign computer networks while defending its own system against attack. Strikes will include using deception to ‘defend decision-making processes by neutralizing an adversary’s perception management and intelligence collection efforts’. Faced with such obscure language, the lay reader can only speculate as to what this might entail. The press release concluded that information warfare will become as important as that ‘conducted in the domains of land, air and space’. China’s military also has stated that it intends to make information warfare a capability equal in stature to its army, navy and air forces.

[FN: ‘Pentagon Envisions Cyber-warfare Rise’, Washington Times, 31 May 2000]

The need for sophisticated early-warning systems and intelligence sources is part of this overall plan for ‘dominance’ and an integrated system of defence.”

 Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War (Pages 102,3)

These US weapons systems are being expanded in northern Canada: the North Warning System replacing the DEW line: https://wordpress.com/page/action-on-military-climate-change.net/48


Spring heat wave signals summer weather war

Last summer a high-pressure system was ‘stuck’ over the west coast from BC to California, drying out the forests. This weather pattern is here again, breaking heat records in the first week of spring.

March 20, 2019  Vancouver Sun:

Environment Canada meteorologist Jonathan Bau describes today’s situation:

“There’s a strong high-pressure system sitting over much of BC and it’s unusual because it’s so warm with the air coming from the States. We are breaking records all the way up to the Yukon. ‘On Monday BC crushed 26 weather records including Abbotsford and Squamish.’

August 31, 2018  Vancouver Sun:

University of Alberta wildfire expert Mike Flannigan describes last year’s crisis:

“We’ve been predicting more fire in B.C., but we weren’t expecting this much, this soon”. He blamed a blocking ridge of high pressure for creating the perfect conditions for disaster. The air beneath the ridge, which has been stuck over B.C. and the Western U.S. for much of this summer and last “sinks, dries and warms”. That in turn dries the forests that fuel the fire. “The table is set”, said the professor. A lightning strike or human error ignites the inferno. He predicts more years with more fire activity’.

Such a ridge of high pressure can be set by ‘steering’ the jet stream with an ionospheric heater. In her mind-blowing book Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War, Dr. Rosalie Bertell explains how the heater’s phased array of microwave antennas can do this.

“It has been speculated that an ‘electronic dam’ can be set up using ELF [Extremely Low Frequency] generators – a magnetic field is created which stalls or blocks a weather front…” (p136).

With the invention of the ionospheric heater in 1966 based on Nikola Tesla’s work, global powers developed electromagnetic (EM) weapons despite the 1978 United Nations Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques: ENMOD. They avoid censure by naming projects industrial or solar research.

The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program -HAARP- in Gakona, Alaska, is the ionospheric heater of the U.S. system of EM weapons, integrated with high-frequency radio and radar installations around the world—like the North Warning System in Canada. The first stage of HAARP was completed in 1995, with 18 transmission towers; by 1998 there were 48, and by 2002, 180 transmission towers were in operation (p122).                                  


The U.S. military boasts that ENMOD is part of their arsenal.

“Weather modification will become a part of domestic and international security and could be done unilaterally…It could have offensive and defensive applications and even be used for deterrence purposes. The ability to generate precipitation, fog, and storms on earth or to modify space weather…and the production of artificial weather all are a part of an integrated set of technologies which can provide substantial increase in US, or degraded capability in an adversary, to achieve global awareness, reach, and power. (US Air Force, Air University of the US Air Force, AF 2025 Final Report.) http://www/au/af/,o;/au/2025/.

Professor Michel Chossudovsky: http://www.globalresearch.ca/theultimateweaponofmassdestructionowningtheweatherformilitaryuse2/5306386.

“Full spectrum dominance by 2020”

Dr. Bertell explains how ionospheric heaters can also be used to manipulate the ten rivers of water vapour and the electrojet in the ionosphere, all circulating at high speed around Earth,  to generate or intensify every extreme weather and geological event: from hurricane, flood and drought, to earthquake, tsunami, and volcanic destabilization.

The North Warning System, American-owned high-frequency radio and radar installations   in Canada, is part of the U.S. system of electromagnetic weapons. Our government is in talks with them to add new sites and advanced EM technologies. (David Pugliese in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut: “The Thinning White Line”, Vancouver Sun, NP3, October 9, 2018.)   The Canadian Space Agency recently announced their plan to launch three surveillance satellites this May.

HAARP and these globally-integrated EM systems are used to attack ‘rogue states’: Professor Chossudovsky identifies extreme weather in North Korea, Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, and former Soviet Republics. It seems unavoidable that the NWS would be integral to the ‘stand-alone’ “Space Force” announced by Donald Trump and the Pentagon on January 18, 2019.

In her letter to the UN Conference on Biodiversity, Dr. Bertell points to “50 decades of military experiments designed to assure the U.S. “full spectrum dominance” by 2020”: http://www.pbme-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Bertell.Durban.debate.today-1.pdf.

In her book and online she details the shocking history of military experiments in the atmosphere and deep in the Earth. http://www.pbme-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Bertell.Slowly-Wrecking.pdf. She is alarmed at the rising ‘geo-warriors’:

“Not only the U.S. is involved with this high tech assault on the earth system! At least Russia, China, the U.K. Australia, Canada and Japan are involved. The geo-warriors are, I believe, wishing to go public with even more risky experiments, with public approval, and maybe even become „climate change heroes‟! At the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen, 2010, geo-warriors made their most public pitch under the guise of “geoengineering” as a “solution to global climate change”. Those who watch the military prepare for a weather war are alarmed!” (p7)

Writing in 2001, Dr. Bertell tells us: 

“When HAARP is completed, it will be able to warm specific areas of the ionosphere until they produce a curved-shape lens capable of redirecting significant amounts of electromagnetic energy. These reflected electromagnetic beams may be in the microwave or ultraviolet range and could be used as a weapon eitherto incinerate a forest or oil reserve or to selectively kill living things” (p124).

Why burn BC?                                   

For the same reason Western powers are bombing oil-rich countries, weaponizing local conflicts, financing ISIL, forcing migration: global corporations want the last of our Earth’s diminishing resources.

The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and academic promoters of hard-line capitalism, are taking over the economies of every country with economic hit men and ‘debt bombs’.

Canada is not immune. We are perpetrators: U.S. and NATO ally, fourth largest global weapons trader. The “shadow government: the corporate world” now operates in the light of day. Country and citizens, we are all over-extended: owned by global capital.

BC is not immune: a treasure house of untapped resources of every kind, including LAND, and WATER.

SNC Lavalin and related corporations are building Site C, the third dam on the Peace River, flooding another 183 miles of the Peace Valley homelands of Indigenous Nations, along with the farms: the ‘breadbasket of the North’. Corporations also build export pipelines in defiance of internationally-recognized Treaties and Aboriginal Title. The public expense of near-free resources and export infrastructure provides life-support for a dying fossil economy. Mining companies industrialize the last unimpacted homelands.

The New Democrats say they recognize the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples but ignore The Inconvenient Indian (Thomas King). The NDP moral compass has once again been deflected by that sector of the labour unions that clings to unsustainable mega-project boom-and-bust. Seduced by corporate pipe dreams of mega-profits, they trade public mega-expense for jobs, growth, votes. Paying lip service to environment, democracy, and law, they facilitate the capitalist feeding frenzy. To maintain unstable power, the Greens speak carefully.

First Nations increasingly win legal decisions, which every government ignores ‘in the national interest’. Still, the ‘best-kept secret’ is coming out: Aboriginal Title is both a legal and moral reality. They gain increasing public support for protecting our common life-support ecosystems.

The American obsession to wipe out every vestige of socialism, from Russia and Libya to Cuba and Venezuela, applies to Indigenous Peoples: the “the original communists”. Collective, matrilineal cultures, sustaining community for thousands of years by means of Respect and consensus, are forced by legislated poverty, land theft—and recently, weather war—toward  individualist, patrilineal, authoritarian, imperialist—Christian—societies. (Nuxhalk Nation, “Doctrine of Christian Discovery” Reaffirmation of Nuxhalk Law 1996.)

Wildfire weather war

More BC forests burned in 2018 and 2017 than in the previous 25 years combined: 2.57 million hectares.

Unprecedented intensity and unusual fire behaviour were reported with the same phrases, in BC and in California: ‘unpredictable, traveling fast’, merging with other fires. It was ‘a burning, exploding fire’; it ‘snaked through town’ demolishing some homes but leaving the one next door untouched.


Dr. Bertell identifies chemtrails as chemical and biological weapons. Aerial spraying of incendiary metals: barium, aluminum, strontium, and unknown toxins, ostensibly to reflect sunlight back into space, done around the world since the 1950s, dry forests and fuel wildfire extremes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh4iS_P5aBw.

(Geoengineering Watch:a whistleblower chemtrail pilot reveals details, and photos of jets, inside and out, flown by the highest-paid military pilots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZaD-H_j3pU.)


Burning lands, villages, and crops has always been a weapon of war.

Dr. Bertell points to our awareness and united action after the Vietnam War:

“An international treaty protecting natural ecosystems, the United Nations Convention on Environmental Modification was signed in 1978 after the Vietnam War. In this conflict, the military had deliberately targeted the environment as a strategy of war: more than two million acres of forest were levelled and denuded; another five million acres of land were left contaminated and unproductive because of toxic chemicals such as ‘Agent Orange’” (p45). 

Barbara Kingsolver describes contra wars in Guatemala:

“Whole villages of Indians forced to move again and again.  As soon as they planted their crops, Estevan said, the police would come and set their houses and fields on fire and make them move again.  The strategy was to wear them down so they’d be too tired or too hungry to fight back.”   The Bean Trees 

The fires in BC burned homes, hunting territories, berry crops, and medicinal plants, at times prevented fishing—the traditional food sources on which First Nations depend. They were evacuated; some vulnerable people died from smoke and stress. They lived away for months, came home to devastation: to the urgent need to rebuild, to find millions to replace homes, fish houses, and essential infrastructure before winter sets in.

Band spokeswoman Miranda Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation near Fort Fraser, said “There was no communication with our community…The financial impact to our membership is going to be quite tremendous.” (Laura Kane, Vancouver Sun, August 25)

Non-native neighbours were also impacted; many likewise defied evacuation orders—enforced by RCMP—to stay and fight the fires, protect their homes.

Tensions rise. Will the dominator sector call out the army—again? RCMP and Canadian Forces polish their swords. Politicians polish their regret speeches; CEOs polish their champagne flutes. Overt violence is still popular; but violence disguised as ‘Force of Nature’ is trending.

Clear evidence of weather war

The fish camp on the Stikine River where infrared emissions were seen.

Infrared emissions, used in weapons guidance, were observed in 2017, prior the Stikine fires in northwest BC. Thought to be invisible to the human eye, a 2014 international study found that if the light beam is pulsed fast enough the eye can see it. (https://phys.org/news/2014-12-human-eye-invisible-infrared.html.)                                    

Wakened in the night by howling dogs, the campers saw a broad red-light beam pulsing rapidly from the sky toward the headland rising from the meadow. One year later the second-largest fire, burning 118,318 hectares in the Stikine, was ignited by a lightning strike—three kilometers away.

Why one year from infrared emissions to strike?  Dr. Bertell: “In the 1960s the Soviets had an orbital weapon called a ‘killer satellite’. It was supposed to use a radar-guided, two-orbit profile (that is, it needed two orbits around the Earth) to identify and lock on to its target. Since the two-orbit timing was slow, attempts to create a one-orbit ‘kill’ using infrared guidance were tried but were notably unsuccessful” (p83).  

She describes a 1977 ELF test in Wisconsin: “The transmissions were pulsed at a rate of 16 times a second. The ELF antenna loop used the ionosphere as an outer shell of a spherical capacitor [storing more electrical potential than the surrounding Earth], with the inner conductor composed of the Earth’s surface. This circuit duplicated the process that occurs during thunder and lightning storms” (p134).

Of 2,068 BC wildfires in 2018, an unprecedented 1,528 were caused by lightning.

What can be done?

Dr. Bertell and Professor Chossudovsky both advise environmentalists to pay attention to military research and experimentation, now destabilizing our planet.  Framing local issues in the context of global military dominance reveals more options for action on climate change. Military emissions are not included in the IPCC Report—due to U.S. lobbies at Kyoto.

Dr. Bertell: “In my view, the emergency action we must take is to terminate the military” (p168). We must challenge the belief that military force is a necessary evil. To be successful we must replace people’s fear, which supports the military idea of security, with a viable concept of security that resonates with today’s crises: climate collapse, internal conflict, migration, human trauma and environmental chaos (pp172-177).

“The time is also ripe for a feminist critique of human and environmental security needs…I would go still further and call for ecological security. A feminist critique would also explore the issue of culturally sanctioned violence. The hard sell marketing of military and space to young people is apparent in all forms of media” (p191).

The good news: the ionospheric heater could be used to ameliorate the impacts of climate change. 

“The Eastlund patents also describe ‘altering upper-atmosphere winds – so that positive environmental effects can be achieved….’ In theory HAARP could create rain in drought-ridden areas, decrease rains during flooding, and direct hurricanes, tornadoes and monsoons away from populated areas” (p124). 

Dr. Rosalie gives examples of coalitions taking action with United Nations agencies, inspiring a potential united action.

  • to reassert the 1978 ENMOD Convention
  • to evaluate electromagnetic weapons;
  • to require all nations to use environmental modification to ease the impacts of climate change–under public oversight.

“This is not to say that military experimentation causes all atmospheric events and ultimately climate change. I am just saying that it is difficult in each case to separate out the military geo-experiments from the genuine heaving’s of the planet! The increase in violent weather is obvious to everyone. Is Mother Earth trying to send us a message of distress? Is only the civilian economy responsible for climate change?          I think not!”