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To Russia with no love at all!

By RT | August 17, 2010

Imagine, if you will, a sci-fi thriller for the ages: one superpower is using science to control the climate, so that other countries cannot produce crops and experience horrific weather patterns. What? Sounds like or ?

Well, believe it or not folks, a Russian political scientist is accusing the U.S. of such acts.

As Muscovites suffer record high temperatures this summer, a Russian political scientist has claimed the United States may be using climate-change weapons to alter the temperatures and crop yields of Russia and other Central Asian countries.

In a recent article, Andrei Areshev, deputy director of the Strategic Culture Foundation, wrote, “At the moment, climate weapons may be reaching their target capacity and may be used to provoke droughts, erase crops, and induce various anomalous phenomena in certain countries.”

The article has been carried by publications throughout Russia, including “International Affairs,” a journal published by the Foreign Ministry and by the state-owned news agency RIA Novosti.

Of course, when questioned about his ideas further, Areshev backs down from his assertions, but I’m sure he is smart enough to know that once something is said, in print, in government publications, it is pretty well out there for the world to digest.

Now, I know all of you intelligent folks out there are thinking, “Wait, it has been a sweltering and awful summer. Our own country has endured similar conditions as to other countries.”

Areshev agrees, and in his highly astute observations he says, “that the United States is significantly farther south than Russia, meaning that such high temperatures are not so surprising there.”

Okay…I’ll give you a second to clean up your keyboards.

Ready to continue?

There is a conspiracy theory…surprised?

Areshev voiced suspicions about the High-Frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP), funded by the U.S. Defense Department and the University of Alaska.

HAARP, which has long been the target of conspiracy theorists, analyzes the ionosphere and seeks to develop technologies to improve radio communications, surveillance, and missile detection.

Areshev writes, however, that its true aim is to create new weapons of mass destruction “in order to destabilize environmental and agricultural systems in local countries.”

Areshev’s article also references an unmanned spacecraft X-37B, an orbital test vehicle the Pentagon launched in April 2010. The Pentagon calls X-37B a prototype for a new “space plane” that could take people and equipment to and from space stations. Areshev, however, alleges that the X-378 carries “laser weaponry” and could be a key component in the Pentagon’s climate-change arsenal.

And then he goes on to say that he is not saying the U.S. did anything deliberate, because that would be ridiculous.

Duct tape, PLEASE!

I wonder if Evelyn Salt is involved. (Hey, I tried guys.)

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9 Responses to “To Russia with no love at all!”

  1. Ian Argent Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I hope she’s about to shoot something. Minor annoyace about getting back into shooting; 4 rules violations in pop-culture drive me right up the wall. Thankfully, propmasters seem to have gotten more hardass about it, and there’s somewhat better gun-handling in movies and TV these days (to the extent that the point guy on the stack will be finger-off-trigger just before executing the entrance!)

  2. RT Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I always laugh when people do the weird handling of guns in movies and television shows. Like you said, I dare say the folks in charge of setting up the scenes know a bit more about the proper handling and portrayal of such.

  3. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    In Soviet Russia, climate controls you!

  4. RT Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Because it .

  5. Ingineer66 Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Wait, somebody in Russia is complaining because it is too hot?! WTF. I would bet 99.6% of Russians would be happy to have it a little warmer.

  6. Robert B. Says:
    August 17th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I popped a hundred rounds or so through my .40 this weekend. Funny, I always faced my target and used the Weaver Stance. But thanks, RT, for the nice pic. It should tide me over ’til Ol’ Wyatt recharges his batteries.

    And on topic: Considering Lenin, Stalin, and just about everyone in power in Russia over the last century executed real scientists while they were in power, does the rantings of this guy really surprise anyone?

  7. metoo Says:
    August 18th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I think the guy has misplaced some of his gray matter. I want him to go rant about warm temps in Siberia and then we can place bets on if he makes it out alive.

  8. Bob G. Says:
    August 18th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    If we REALLY wanted to destabilize the agricultural and economies in specific countries, all we would have to do is CLONE Obama…and send HIM over to those nations as their new President!
    He’s doing good over HERE so far.
    (sorry, just thinking out loud again)

    I think Areshev’s been smoking some K2 a little too often of late.

    I’m just sayin’…


  9. RT Says:
    August 18th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    To be fair, they have had a horrible summer, but I sincerely doubt it is due to our conspiring against them. One thing that will upset them is a crackdown on the use of vodka. Just heard it on the news.

    Robert B.
    Well…he is a political scientist. That is like saying a PhD makes you a real doctor.

    My guess is that he won’t. He sounds like a bit of a nutter-wuss.

    Bob G.
    Actually, all we’d have to do is stop giving everyone money.