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by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB

The subtitle of my 2011 book Prosecution for Treason is: “Epidemics, Weather Warfare, Mind Control, and the Surrender of Sovereignty.” My background in weather warfare is pretty thin, and my knowledge of meteorological technology is nil. Still, enough is known about Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to call it an Inside Job, and Hurricane Harvey has many similarities. I’ll now float the hypothesis that this week’s tragedy in Houston, Texas was an Inside Job, a malicious, deliberate undertaking.

Below, you will find the following material:

  1. Indications that weather modification is an established science
  2. Dane Wigington’s description of the sea-based apparatus (like HAARP) that is capable of steering a hurricane to a particular city
  3. A brief look at possible Inside Jobs using weather, for example: Katrina in 2005, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Victorian bushfire of 2009, and the tsunami of 2011 in Japan.

Weather Modification Is Not Woo-Woo Stuff

First, for those who are thinking “There goes Maxwell again, running wild in the imagination department,” I offer a quote from the En-mod Treaty. It was signed by President Carter in 1979. En-mod means Environmental Modification. Article I of the treaty says:

“Each State Party to this Convention undertakes not to engage in military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects as the means of destruction, damage or injury to any other State Party.

As used in Article I, the term “environmental modification techniques” refers to any technique for changing — through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes — the dynamics, composition or structure of the Earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space.” [emphasis added]

(Wow, “manipulating the biota.” Send a search party for Monsanto’s CEO.)

And here is a patent record that shows that a private corporation is working on such things:

U.S. Patent 4686605: Method AndApparatus For Altering A Region In The Earth’s Atmosphere, Ionosphere, And/Or Magnetosphere Issued: Aug. 11, 1987 Filed: Jan. 10, 1985 (by APTI, Inc. Los Angeles, CA, Washington, DC)

Note: you can find much readable material about HAARP — High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program — in Jerry E Smith’s 2009 book, Weather Warfare, and Nick Begich’s Angels Don’t Play This Haarp.

In Montgomery, Alabama we find the Maxwell Air Base (no relation, ahem, ahem). The Air University (abbreviated “au”) is a part thereof. At their website,, is a paper, entitled “Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025.”

In relation to starting wildfires, the authors of this paper say that putting microscopic computer particles in a cloud “could achieve precision and trigger lightning strikes” and “the potential for psy-ops could be fantastic.” By psy-ops they mean psychological operations that fool people, such as by creating scary images in the sky.

I was surprised to find “Owning the Weather” on the military website – until recently it was making its way around dissident websites. The Air Force does however preface it with the following Disclaimer:

Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was produced in the Department of Defense school environment of academic freedom and in the interest of advancing concepts related to national defense. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or the United States government.

Dane Wigington’s Discussion of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy

I will assume here that the reader is aware that there is an ionospheric heater, known as HAARP, in Alaska. It is said to be run jointly by the Navy and Air Force but at some point it was run by Raytheon. I believe it is a descendant of Tesla technology. There is nothing secret about the fact that HAARP can send radiation into the ionosphere. In 1957, the so-called International Geophysical Year, this ionospheric heater performed acclaimed experiments of that nature.

Apparently there are three amazing inventions that can alter the weather by affecting electromagnetic frequencies. One is HAARP, another one can travel in Global Hawks planes (and possibly a satellite?), and now there is a sea-based one. I don’t think any people are aboard that ship, and it isn’t even a ship. It looks rather like an oil-drilling platform in the sea.

I must state my caveat again: you are dealing with an ignoramus here. I do not understand how the sea-going item does its work. I shall only relay what Dane Wigingon has written on his website

Can Wigington be trusted? I don’t even know that. Three things are in his favour: 1. He has not boldly claimed anything about Harvey – the discussion I shall present is what he wrote for an earlier hurricane, Sandy, in 2012.  2. He used to work for Bechtel – that’s about as eyebrow-raising as you can get, and 3. He has been debunked.

I mean he has been debunked by one of those pathetic websites like – which deals with the cancer doctors whom I gleefully exonerate in my book Consider the Lilies. I’ll assume the debunkers don’t bother with actual quacks or second-rate scientists; they go for the brave individuals who are considered threats to the Powers That Be.

In 2012, Wigington was keeping an eye on developments before, during, and after Sandy made landfall. Wikipedia (CIA) notes that Sandy, which began on October 22, 2012, wrought $75 billion worth of damage and took 233 lives. Whew.

The idea Wigington put forth concerns the sea-based radar thingie, known as SBX. He compares this Sea-Based X-Band Radar-1 platform to a tugboat. It makes it possible for you to cause the hurricane to land where you want it to land.

“[It] can travel at a maximum speed of nine knots (10.357 mph) on its own propulsion power….  On Sunday Hurricane Sandy was moving northeast at 10 mph – in sync with the SBX. Sandy was being towed synchronously northeastwardly by the slow moving SBX. This morning Sandy made a sharp left turn and is now heading to shore. The SBX pushed Sandy northwest and has intensified its speed and strength.”

How To Kickstart a Tropical Storm into a Hurricane

Dane Wigington says:

On August 11, 2010 NASA announced that it was less than 2 weeks away from initiating Project GRIP (Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes) – their quest for the holy grail of hurricane research. Project GRIP discovered the exact conditions required to kickstart a tropical depression into a hurricane.   Scientists already knew how hurricanes develop and how to steer them but NASA wanted to perfect the processes that intensifies depressions to form into very intense, spinning storms of mass destruction.”  NASA was creating a weather modification weapon of mass destruction.

He also quotes Ed Zipser a scientist who worked on GRIP for the US military: “Hurricane formation and intensification is really the ‘holy grail’ of this field.”

According to Wigington (whose specialty is solar energy), NASA tries to developintensify and steer a hurricane.

The available technology included a powerful microwave radiometer and a “radar” and a NASA-designed and built lidar (laser radar). The laser radar were mounted on a Global Hawks and were used to heat the top of a hurricane – to weaken a hurricane and steer them. The “radar” that NASA used was the Sea-Based X-Band Radar –  a floating, self-propelled, military controlled and operated mobile radar station.

Using Inside Jobs on the Weather

Now we turn to my third piece of circumstantial evidence for the likelihood that Harvey is a malicious undertaking by the US government. (I hate to say “by the US government” as my mind is trained to think of the legitimate government of this republic. Apparently it is the hidden government – our Corporate rulers? – that are doing this Beyond Frankenstein business.)

I shall simply list here some earlier adventures that suggest to me that weather-control is a rather standard way to control people. Don’t expect me to offer proofs. This short article is only about a theory of malice regarding the current tragedy in Houston. I am writing it in a hurry as I do not see much on the web about this. (There are stories about “man-made Harvey” in the Guardian, the NY Times, and yes even the – I’m gagging – Boston Globe. But they mean it was politically caused by bad flood insurance or whatever.)

1 – Katrina. On August 31, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast, damaging Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, especially New Orleans. I feel sure this disaster was intended as a rehearsal both for “how to do it” and for how to bring martial law into this country. Please see my article on Katrina.

These factors raise suspicion:

One businessman had bought up plenty of property just before the event.

Citizens who claimed they heard the levees exploding were shunned by Congress.

The mercenaries who suddenly appeared on duty pushed people around outrageously.

The areas of New Orleans that were damaged were disproportionately African American and disproportionately low income.

Owners of those shacks were sent away (“rescued”) and not allowed back,

2 – Japan’s Tsunami. In my opinion this was the worst “natural” disaster of all time. It occurred on March 11, 2011 and is called Three Eleven.” I do not know who did it or why. But there is a strange parallel between movies made, and then the actual event occuring. This happened for Nine-Eleven and in this case the 2006 commercial movie The Sinking of Japan. It includes scenes – albeit made with special effects, not the real thing – that look to me almost identical with the real thing. I pass over the fact that the Japan tsunami also led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

In 1999, Eugene Bingham wrote in the New Zealand Herald online:

“New Zealand’s Devastating War Secret”

Top-secret wartime experiments were conducted off the coast of Auck- land to perfect a tidal wave bomb, declassified files reveal….

Professor Thomas Leech’s work was considered so significant that United States defence chiefs said that if the project had been completed before the end of the war it could have played a role as effective as that of the atom bomb…. [may I repeat that: played a role as effective as…] News of his being awarded a CBE in 1947 for research on a weapon led to speculation in newspapers around the world about what was being developed [but] no details of it were released because the work was on-going. A former colleague of Professor Leech, Neil Kirton, told the Weekend Herald that the experiments involved laying a pattern of explosives underwater to create a tsunami. Small-scale explosions were carried out in the Pacific and off Whangaparaoa, which at the time was controlled by the Army. [emphasis added]

3 – The Victorian Bushfire. Australia has forest fires, known as bushfires, every now and then. I have information that the South Australian bushfire of 1983 – known as “the Ash Wednesday bushfire” was malicious and so was the 2009 bushfire in the state of Victoria. Sorry, I cannot cough it up at the moment, but if I get subpona’d to court to reveal all I will hasten to do so.

Here is a very thin piece of evidence regarding Victoria. Much was made of the fact that police chief, Christine Nixon, went to the hairdresser’s during the fire. This was no doubt meant to get her involved in the blame, to take everybody’s eye off other possible candidates for blame. Indeed when the Royal Commission’s Report (oh please) came in, Rupert Murdoch put Police Commissioner Christie Nixon on the front page of the newspaper.

I rest my non-case.

4- Haiti. This one makes me so sad and ashamed I can hardly stand writing about it. There was a man-made earthquake in Haiti in 2010. If I heard correctly, US troops were sent there shortly before the hurricane developed. That’s bad enough, right? But when the disaster happened and these troops were available to give some emergency help, they were ordered to hang back.

Sermon Time

As you know, when men talk about fooling an enemy, that’s something to boast about — we want to deceive a baddy nation to the nth degree. But our own government performing psy-ops on us is something else! We need to give it a lot of thought. And our own leaders secretly creating forest fires is obviously a criminal activity. It’s arson, isn’t it?

Here is one more doozie. It’s from an instruction in military manuals, called Operation Garden Plot of 1984 (Declassified) Department of Defense Civil Disturbance Plan 55-2, Section 3. It said:

Civil disturbance may threaten or erupt at any time and grow to such proportions as to require the use of the Federal military forces to bring the situation under control… A flexible weather support system is required to support the many and varied options of this Plan. [emphasis added].

That was 33 years ago. The weather-creating ability can only have improved since then.

Excuse me, Citizen, what are you going to do about all this? You are not Caveman, are you?  You are not a peasant of the Middle Ages, are you? You are a modern, educated adult with all the resources need to counteract this horror show.

So do it. Please, do something. Whatever you can think of.

And step on it.

–Mary Maxwell, ex-Adelaide Australia, is now residing in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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