As Hurricane Sandy blasts the eastern seaboard just over a week before Election Day, a number of conspiracy theorists have decided President Barack Obama engineered the mega-storm to secure his re-election.
HAARP, a research program managed by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, studies and conducts experiments relating to the ionosphere, or upper atmosphere. As NASA explains on its web site, the ionosphere is important because it often reflects radio waves and scatters GPS signals, leading to “a big impact on communications and navigation” on Earth.
Because of this, conspiracy theorists have blamed HAARP for a number of natural events over the years, saying the government uses the Alaska-based program to manipulate the weather with the help of electromagnetic waves.
“Following the ‘perfect storm,’” wrote Infowars’ Kurt Nimmo, “the establishment media will naturally provide all the propaganda Obama needs to sweep the election on Tuesday, November 6, a week after the hurricane is projected to hit.”
As proof, Nimmo noted that HAARPStatus.com, a site that claims to detect frequency on the ionosphere, is reporting unprecedented levels of HAARP frequency above the Eastern coast. HAARPStatus.com appears to be a site not actually associated with HAARP.
All day long I’ve been seeing this nonsense spread around the social media (mostly as a joke). It’s a ridiculous manufactured idea with no basis in reality. What is the evidence to think that we would have anywhere NEAR the capability to do such a thing and that anyone would want to? Only in their science fictionalized minds where everyone is out to get you.
If you go through the world thinking that the president can/would cause billions in damage and randomly kill people for reelection, you’re in a sad state of irrationality. The reality is, nature will often appear to conspire to kill us all, not with intent though, with laws of thermodynamics, chemistry and biology.
Tip: Mary Jayne McCullough