December 26, 2004 at 11:13 pm #2509
Asia Quake’s Tsunamis Kill Nearly 11,800
13 minutes ago World – AP Asia
By DILIP GANGULY, Associated Press Writer
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Legions of rescuers spread across Asia Monday after an earthquake of epic power struck deep beneath the Indian Ocean, unleashing 20-foot tidal waves that ravaged coasts across thousands of miles and killed nearly 11,800 people and left millions homeless.
Slideshow: Indonesia Quake Sparks Fatal Tidal Waves
Asian Quakes’ Tsunami Kill More Than 8,000
The death toll along the southern coast of Asia and as far west as Somalia, on the African coast, where nine people were reported lost steadily increased as authorities sorted out a far-flung disaster caused by Sunday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake, strongest in 40 years and fourth-largest in a century.
More than one million people were driven from their homes in Indonesia alone, and rescuers there on Monday combed seaside villages for survivors. The Indian air force used helicopters to rush food and medicine to stricken seashore areas.
Another million were driven from their homes in Sri Lanka where some 25,000 soldiers and 10 air force helicopters were deployed in relief and rescue efforts, authorities said.
At Thailand’s beach resorts, packed with Europeans fleeing the winter cold at the peak of the holiday season, families and friends had tearful reunions Monday after a day of fear that their loved ones had been swept away.
Katri Seppanen, 27, of Helsinki, Finland, walked around barefoot, in her salt water-stained T-shirt and skirt, at the Patong Hospital waiting room where she spent the night with her mother and sister. She had a bandaged cut on her leg.
“The water went back, back, back, so far away, and everyone wondered what it was a full moon or what? Then we saw the wave come, and we ran,” said a tearful Seppanen, who was on the popular Patong beach with her family. The wave washed over their heads and separated them.
Fifty-eight half-naked and swimming suit-clad corpses lay in rows outside the Patong Hospital emergency room. Three babies under the age of one were among the victims. A photo of one baby was posted on the wall of victims, the little corpse in a nearby refrigerator.
The earthquake hit at 6:58 a.m.; the tsunami came as much as 2 1/2 hours later, without warning, on a morning of crystal blue skies. Sunbathers and snorkelers, cars and cottages, fishing boats and even a lighthouse were swept away.
Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India each reported thousands dead. Deaths were also reported in Malaysia, Maldives and Bangladesh.
“It’s an extraordinary calamity of such colossal proportions that the damage has been unprecedented,” said Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa of India’s Tamil Nadu, a southern state which reported 1,705 dead, many of them strewn along beaches, virtual open-air mortuaries.
“It all seems to have happened in the space of 20 minutes. A massive tidal wave of extreme ferocity … smashed everything in sight to smithereens,” she said.
At least three Americans were among the dead two in Sri Lanka and one in Thailand, according to State Department spokesman Noel Clay. He said a number of other Americans were injured, but he had no details.
“We’re working on ways to help. The United States will be very responsive,” Clay said.
The quake was centered 155 miles south-southeast of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia’s Aceh province on Sumatra, and six miles under the Indian Ocean’s seabed. The temblor leveled dozens of buildings on Sumatra and was followed Sunday by at least a half-dozen powerful aftershocks, ranging in magnitude from almost 6 to 7.3, and one aftershock Monday that hit India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The waves that followed the first massive jolt were far more lethal.
An Associated Press reporter in Aceh province saw bodies wedged in trees as the waters receded. More bodies littered the beaches. Authorities said at least 4,448 were dead in Indonesia; the full impact of the disaster was not known, as communications were cut to the towns most affected.
The waves barreled across the Bay of Bengal, pummeling Sri Lanka, where more than 4,500 were reported killed at least 3,000 in areas controlled by the government and about 1,500 in regions controlled by rebels, who listed the death toll on their Web site. There was an unconfirmed report of 500 more deaths on another Web site that provided no details. Some 170 children were feared lost in an orphanage. More than a million people were displaced from wrecked villages.
The carnage was incredibly widespread. About 2,300 were reported dead along the southern coasts of India. The private Aaj Tak television channel put the death toll there at up to 3,300, but the report could not be confirmed. At least 431 in Thailand, 48 in Malaysia and 32 in the Maldives, a string of coral islands off the southwestern coast of India. At least two died in Bangladesh children who drowned as a boat with about 15 tourists capsized in high waves.
In India’s Andhra Pradesh state, at least 32 Hindu devotees were drowned when they went into the sea for a religious ceremony to mark the full moon. Among them were 15 children. On Monday, bodies of women and children lay strewn on the sand.
“I was shocked to see innumerable fishing boats flying on the shoulder of the waves, going back and forth into the sea, as if made of paper,” said P. Ramanamurthy, 40, of that state.
In Cuddalore, in the worst-hit Tamil Nadu state, survivors huddled Monday in a marriage hall turned makeshift shelter, as fire engine sirens whined outside. Broken boats law on the shore near smashed huts with only frail bamboo frames jutting out of the ground.
The earthquake that caused the tsunami was the largest since a 9.2 temblor hit Prince William Sound in Alaska in 1964, according to geophysicist Julie Martinez of the U.S. Geological Survey (news – web sites).
“All the planet is vibrating” from the quake, said Enzo Boschi, the head of Italy’s National Geophysics Institute. Speaking on SKY TG24 TV, Boschi said the quake even disturbed the Earth’s rotation.
The quake occurred at a place where several huge geological plates push against each other with massive force. The survey said a 620-mile section along the boundary of the plates shifted, motion that triggered the sudden displacement of a huge volume of water.
Scientists said the death toll might have been reduced if India and Sri Lanka had been part of an international warning system designed to advise coastal communities that a potentially killer wave was approaching. Although Thailand is part of the system, the west coast of its southern peninsula does not have the system’s wave sensors mounted on ocean buoys.
As it was, there was no warning. Gemunu Amarasinghe, an AP photographer in Sri Lanka, said he saw young boys rushing to catch fish that had been scattered on the beach by the first wave.
“But soon afterward, the devastating second series of waves came,” he said. He climbed onto the roof of his car, but “In a few minutes my jeep was under water. The roof collapsed.
“I joined masses of people in escaping to high land. Some carried their dead and injured loved ones. Some of the dead were eventually placed at roadside, and covered with sarongs. Others walked past dazed, asking if anyone had seen their family members.”
Michael Dobbs, a reporter for The Washington Post, was swimming around a tiny island off a Sri Lankan beach at about 9:15 a.m. when his brother called out that something strange was happening with the sea.
Then, within minutes, “the beach and the area behind it had become an inland sea, rushing over the road and pouring into the flimsy houses on the other side. The speed with which it all happened seemed like a scene from the Bible a natural phenomenon unlike anything I had experienced before,” he wrote on the Post’s Web site.
Dobbs weathered the wave, but then found himself struggling to keep from being swept away when the floodwaters receded.
The international airport was closed in the Maldives after a tidal wave that left 51 people missing in addition to the 32 dead.
Indonesia, a country of 17,000 islands, is prone to seismic upheaval because of its location on the margins of tectonic plates that make up the so-called the “Ring of Fire” around the Pacific Ocean basin.
The Indonesian quake struck just three days after an 8.1 quake along the ocean floor between Australia and Antarctica caused buildings to shake hundreds of miles away. The earlier temblor caused no serious damage or injury.
Quakes reaching a magnitude 8 are very rare. A quake registering magnitude 8 rocked Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Sept. 25, 2003, injuring nearly 600 people. An 8.4 magnitude tremor that struck off Peru on June 23, 2001, killed 74.
Associated Press reporters Gemunu Amarasinghe in Colombo, Sri Lanka, K.N. Arun in Madras, India, and Sutin Wannabovorn in Phuket, Thailand, contributed to this report.December 27, 2004 at 3:24 am #2510
as long as mantak chia is not deadDecember 27, 2004 at 3:29 am #2512
This really puts things into perspective though. Look how much we worried about september 11th, the iraq war? I know i let that shit get to me anyway.
And all of a sudden the tao kills 11,000 innocent civilians.
The water element will FUCK YOU UP.
“… it does not matter. You are alive, that matters”
my mind is quite and my organs are healthy
my mind is quite and my organs are healthy
my mind is quite and my organs are healthy…January 13, 2005 at 11:43 am #2514January 14, 2005 at 3:34 pm #2516
By Y.C. Shimatsu
Esoteric Info on Electromagnetic Weapons
STARWARS & THE FINAL WAR
The Life, Death & Secret Weapons Research of Hideo Murai, Science and Technology Minister of Aum Shinrikyo
Hideo Murai, the late Aum Shinrikyo science and technology
minister, was one of the most intelligent Japanese who ever lived, with an
IQ higher than Einstein’s. He studied astrophysics, concentrating on X-ray
detection. His field, it turns out, was the key to developing new types of
weapons more powerful than nuclear bombs, which are still being developed
and tested by Japan’s military-industrial complex after his death. Murai’s
most outrageous claim was that Kobe was destroyed with laser-powered seismic
weapons — a claim many in the media scoffed. But a closer look at Murai’s
own research in Kobe shows that the possibility should not be discounted.
First installment in a two-part series on Aum and electromagnetic warfare
(EMW). — By Y.C. Shimatsu
(Picture Not Shown)
(Hideo Murai, in blue jacket, is stabbed by ethnic Korean hitman Hiroyuki
Jo, in camouflage sweater, assisted by two accomplices as a TBS video camera
crew records the murder in front of Aum’s Tokyo press office in April ’95.)
The first thing to understand about the most intelligent Japanese who ever
lived is that he was a burakumin — he came from an underclass, a subgroup
that has remained impoverished, discriminated against and morally damned by
Japanese society. That’s why he wasn’t accepted at a top school such as
Tokyo University or Kyoto University, and wasn’t in the ranks of Japan’s
academic scientific elite. Had he been born a regular commoner instead of a
“new” commoner (which is how the social station was redefined by Meiji Era
democratic reforms), he’d probably still be alive and on his way to earning
a Nobel Prize in science. Instead, he became the science chief of an
apocalyptic sect and was murdered in a brutal knife attack. Anyone raised
under a social system like the ones in England, Japan or India knows one
thing: Class kills.
Being brilliant, he made the grade to be accepted as a graduate student in
science at a second-tier school, Osaka University. His chosen field was
astrophysics, particularly the study of cosmic rays, specifically X-rays.
Being non-visible energy, the radiation of very short wavelength requires
numerical measurement, which means the handling of vast amounts of data. In
college Murai developed the program for a personal computer that run the
algorithms for his calculations, a fact that impressed his professors. (This
presumably was the prototype of the “green computer” used by Kiyohide
Hayakawa to conduct measurements for electromagnetic weapons tests in West
To Murai’s great misfortune, he did not get an appointment after graduation
at the major public research institute like the Science and Technology
Agency’s programs in Tsukuba. Instead he was hired by a most unlikely
private employer — Kobe Steel. The job, at least, was higher paying than a
public job, and it was located in beautiful Kobe. From his company
dormitory, it was an easy bicycle journey for a weekend of camping on Mount
Rokko or even to the forests of Shikoku Island. At Kobe Steel, also, he met
a young female employee, who would become his wife.
His research work at Kobe Steel was to develop a radically new way of
casting steel. This much is known about his research at the Kobe Steel
laboratory, which was totally destroyed in the Great Hanshin Earthquake of
1995. There are obvious reasons why his work there remains shrouded in
secrecy, so much so that even the Japanese police have been unable to crack.
Like much else in the Aum affair — the nerve gas attacks, for example — an
understanding of science and technology can illumine the type of challenges
and problems the Aum scientists faced.
Based on advanced Soviet studies in electromagnetism that were leaked to the
West in the latter half of the 1970s, Japanese physicists were opening the
doors to new applications of electromagnetic (EM) energy. (The Japanese
interest is obvious — vastly more efficient uses of energy, with
superconductivity, EM levitation and even untested cold fusion — could help
energy-poor Japan weather future shocks like the oil boycott of the early
One Soviet industrial application of EM energy is “cold molding” of steel.
Cold molding because hot molten steel is problematic. When casting very
large objects, the metal tends to crack when cooling — these cracks are not
necessarily visible, but can be microscopic crazing of crystalline
structures. Welding is a good example of how microcracks lead to
megadamage — ruptured pipelines in Arctic regions are nearly all due to
such cracking. Submarine hulls are another example of crack-vulnerable
steel — which make the work of sinking subs all the more easier for depth
charges. Molten steel is also difficult to handle in very small
(nanostructures) objects, for microrobots. Hot molds leave rough edges that
need to be ground — a task nearly impossible for complicated parts the size
of a pinhead.
How is cold molding done? When two or more beams of intense microwave energy
are focused on metal, they create a second wavelength due to interference.
This secondary energy can cause a resonant vibration in the
chemical-electrical bonds which the iron molecules in a crystalline
structure. The rupture of these bonds and the collapse of the crystalline
structure will turn the metal into a cold liquid state. After a short period
of time, new bonds are formed and the metal hardens into its new shape.
Practical application of this rather esoteric technology is a matter of
controlling the conditions in the lab site. Powerful electromagnetic
radiation ionizes the air and any impurities in the steel, causing the
creation of a plasma, or ionized gas, of extremely high temperatures. So
high that it would vaporize the steel and even the lab equipment. To prevent
a horrible accident and conduct the experiment flawlessly, research
scientists like Murai must have conceived of EM shields, that is, protective
screens and clothing. The most obvious means of controlling plasma is by
containing the experiment — as in a fusion reactor — with electromagnets,
either in a donut or sphere-shaped vessel. Finally, his subject of study —
steel itselfwas problematic because it is highly magnetic. It would tend to
defect the radiation, channel it into unexpected paths along field lines and
into magnetic poles, like the ones in the Earth; it would tend to shudder
and fragment and dance unpredictably instead of collapsing smoothly; and
when it collapsed it would release bursts of radiation, sometimes of
These practical problems undoubtedly opened the way to new insights for
Murai into the potential of EM radiation — as the energy that would drive
the supreme weapons of the next century.
Here, we can probe beyond these speculative probabilities because Murai
discussed these matters in Aum Shinrikyo’s radio program “Euangelion Tes
Basileias.” Broadcast December 4, 1994, (transcript published in “Disaster
Approaches the Land of the Rising Sun”: Aum Publishing, 1995), a roundtable
discussion of the Final War was held by Murai, Asahara, Hayakawa, a sect
member who studied physics at Tokyo University, Dr. Ikuo Hayashi and others.
Murai focused on the current state of EM weapons development research in
He stated that American researchers with the Strategic Defense Initiative
(SDI) program were studying X-rays to incapacitate ballistic missiles.
“However, this employs a nuclear bomb to generate X-rays, so it is hard to
use on the ground.” X-rays are difficult to generate in sufficiently
powerful amounts, he concluded.
Murai then discussed alternatives to X-ray technology: generation of EM
beams using lasers and plasma. He discounted the use of ultraviolet (used to
induce chemical reactions, kill bacteria) and visible light lasers, as they
are useless for manipulating metal. Infrared, or heat lasers, including CO
and C02 lasers, are used for cuffing and welding, and he states they have a
high energy level. But his interest seemed to dwell on submillimeter waves
of sort used in electron-beam weapons. “And it is being studied by
Laser-driven EM weapons could then be used to produce plasma or ionized gas
of about 4,000 C. Plasma could be used to knock out missile midair or
vaporize the human contents inside hardened bunkers, as what happened to
some 4,000 Iraqi troops in the Gulf War, Murai claimed. Murai asserted that
plasma could be created outside the laboratory. “Plasma can be generated at
the intersection of microwaves coming from three directions. To use it
effectively to generate plasma at any point on the Earth it should be
designed so that it can be deployed from space, that is, from artificial
satellites . There is a high possibility that a plasma weapon is actually in
His immediate concern was to protect Aum from the new class of weapons. He
said he suspected that Asahara’s driver had been targeted with laser
“blinding” weapons (and sustained some eye damage), in an attempt to
assassinate the Guru. Murai designed reflective, filtering goggles to
protect the driver. He noted the health effects of EM, and was also working
on developing aluminum coated Mylar for protective coating against
electromagnetic radiation. His goal was to produce a see-through metallic
net against electromagnetism for Asahara limousine. Iron nets, however, he
cautioned create plasma, and even copper nets created some microplasma and
tended to melt because of electrical resistance. Murai finally admits the
only real protection against EM beams and lasers would be a magnetic shield.
What this radio discussion does is provide some insights into his research
work — and the related technical problems — at Kobe Steel and later as
Aum’s science chief possibly conducting under contract with foundations
financed by Japan’s science ministry and major corporations. The cold
molding experiments in Kobe Steel’s waterfront lab probably used three
convergent microwave beams. But the crystalline structure may not have
always collapsed into a cold melt. At high energy levels, they may have
created plasma powerful enough to destroy the steel molecules and cause
havoc in the lab. Because of the harmful effects of radiation on the human
body, Murai and his colleagues probably tried to shield the experiments
inside a magnetic sphere to prevent a potential plasma discharge, which
could have easily killed someone. He must have succeeded, as massive
electromagnetic disturbances were reported in the ionosphere above Kobe
during the six months before the Hanshin Earthquake.
In 1994, the New York chapter of Aum contacted the Tesla Society, based in
that city, to gain access to Nikola Tesla’s patents and designs. In January
1995, Aum sent six members of a Japan Tesla Society it inaugurated to the
Tesla Museum in Belgrade to seek out his notebooks. The Croatian Serb
inventor (1856-1943) is, of course, a legend, not least for the fact that he
reputedly caused an artificial earthquake in Manhattan and Colorado and for
his boasting that he could split the Earth like an apple. He also invented
the radio before Marconi, created AC electrical current and transformed
Westinghouse Corp. from a manufacturer of pumps into a giant of the
electrical industry. Thomas Edison feared his genius and mounted highly
unethical media campaigns to destroy Tesla’s reputation — which the
curmudgeon partially succeeded in doing, though Tesla’s inventions powered
Westinghouse into the 20th century.
Despite his penchant for dramatic stunts — like casting massive bolts of
artificial lightning and illuminating lightbulbs from miles away without
wires Tesla’s theories were based on intimations that the Earth — a
spinning ball of iron repelling with its electromagnetic field the lethal
tides of the solar wind — is a massive electromagnet that ceaselessly
creates power of unimaginable proportions. This latent power, he knew, could
be tapped without great technical difficulty to give humankind nearly
unlimited power for peaceful uses or for the most diabolical warfare.
The Aum members reported to Murai that many of Tesla’s most important papers
were confiscated by the U.S. government and remain classified. And that
Tesla’s name, practically unknown in Japan, is a household word to
scientists of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Japanese
scientists, in short, were being locked out of the 21st century.
But not entirely excluded. In the late-1980s, after the Armenian earthquake,
the Soviet Union and Japan created a joint seismic study project. Rumors
persist in Tokyo that at one meeting, which included government officials,
the Soviet side offered to sell Japan a technology that could create
earthquakes. After this initial approach, the entire subject apparently
became top secret, those who attended the meeting reversed their testimony
and denied such an offer had been made, and no further mention has since
On January 8, 1995– nine days before the Great Hanshin Earthquake — Guru
Shoko Asahara predicted in a radio broadcast that an earthquake was imminent
in Kobe: t1Japan will be attacked by an earthquake in 1995. The most likely
place is Kobe.”
Did a machine cause the Kobe earthquake like Murai claimed at the April 7
news conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Japan? In response to
a question about the earthquake machine, he replied, “In Kobe before the
quake, there were several factors present: large scale construction (new
mega-bridge, skyscrapers, port facilities), the phenomenon of pink-colored)
light radiating in the sky immediately before the quake, a strong
electromagnetic reading was recorded, the tidal power of the Moon and sun
was at its maximum, and the density of radium released from the ground rose
and then disappeared,” he said at the FCCJ. “There is a strong possibility
of the activation of an earthquake using electromagnetic power, or somebody
may have used a device that applied force inside the Earth.”
Along this line of inquiry, if we hypothetically discount a natural temblor
and accept the possibility of an artificially induced earthquake, two
scenarios stand out: Kobe was destroyed intentionally by the government of
Russia or the United States — or possibly North Korea; or the Hanshin quake
was triggered by an accidental electromagnetic discharge.
Aum Shinrikyo holds to the former, that the Kobe quake was an act of war, a
field experiment in mass destruction similar to the dropping of an atomic
bomb on Hiroshima and a plutonium weapon on Nagasaki in 1945. They point the
finger at America. The following are quotes from Disaster Approaches the
Land of the Rising Sun: “On that very day (January 17, 1995), a joint
Japanese-American conference on disaster preparedness was being held in
Osaka. There were experts in various kinds of disasters, such as
earthquakes. They immediately went to Kobe after the earthquake occurred…
Did they know the ‘appointed’ date of the earthquake, standing by in nearby
Osaka until the earthquake occurred?” Aum concludes: “The city of Kobe was
hit by a surprise attack. Moreover, the hanshin area has all the aspects an
infrastructure of a city within a small area. It was the best place for
simulating an earthquake-weapon attack against a big city such as Tokyo.
Kobe was the appropriate guinea pig.”
In favor of this rather bizarre theory are: the Kobe area was the stronghold
of the opposition Socialist Party and, so for political reasons, a disaster
there would help undermine the Murayama government (Prime Minister Tomuchi
Murayama was a Socialist); the multibillion-dollar Port of Kobe was financed
with Deutschemark bond issues in Germany and so a devastating attack on Kobe
would disrupt the re-emerging Japan-German economic axis; Kobe was the
center of the most vulnerable banks in Japan because of the strong yakuza
influence there and so it was the Achilles heel of the Japanese financial
system. Would America commit such an immoral crime? In the Japanese
imagination, the country that dropped the A-bombs is capable of anything.
A variation of this theory needs also to be suggested: that Russia or North
Korea used electromagnetic weapons against Kobe to cripple Japan and to
scapegoat the United States through an Aum propaganda campaign. (Many of
Asahara’s more violent predictions were timed with the return of Kiyohide
Hayakawa following his visits to Pyongyang and Moscow.) Aum published a map
with Kobe at the epicenter of convergent circles — but the map also
included the entire Korean Peninsula, indicating perhaps some significant
The other possibility is that Kobe may have been the victim of an
accidental discharge of electromagnetic power. The conditions were ideal for
a manmade quake — two parallel faultlines along a narrow shore, dams in the
hills (seismologists attribute several quakes to dam construction), a
high-powered Bullet Train line tunnel cut through the rock of Mount Rokko, a
massive bridge being build across Awaji Channel (the epicenter), convergence
of powerlines and deep steel pilings on artificial islands in Kobe Bay. All
Kobe needed was someone to pull the trigger.
By 1995, the Kobe Steel lab — located along the Otsuki faultline in
Kobe’s waterfront — may have discharged sufficient energy to have
accidentally triggered a quake. The electromagnetic beams and their
configuration used for cold molding steel is, for all practical purposes,
identical to the Soviet seismic weapon. The only difference is the level of
power, but by 1995 Kobe Steel may have acquired the sufficiently powerful
By the early 1980s, Russia was shipping Procyon energy boosters, an
invention of Andrei Sahkarov, to the U.S. Army’s Redstone testing center.
This was a key technology for the Vladivostok-to-Vancouver missile defense
plan. One of the major problems in creating a wide area of plasma is energy,
or the lack of it. A shield large enough to cover a mid-size U.S. state
would require all the world’s electrical output. The Procyon can produce
that much energy — for a fraction of a second (that is enough to get the
job done). Other reusable Russian energy devices do much the same (though
not quite as powerful) over longer periods of time, making space-based
anti-missile defense a real possibility. This technological leap explains
why the Republicans are now so gung-ho to revive SDI.
Was Murai’s research financed by the government after he left Kobe Steel to
work fulltime with Aum? After 2-1/2 years at Kobe Steel — during which time
he studied yoga with Asahara’s group —
Murai got married in Nepal, joined Aum Shinrikyo’s priesthood in 1986 and
became the head of its science unit. Evidence gathered in Australia and
elsewhere (to be discussed in future issues of Archipelago) indicates that
Murai’s research may have received covert funding under Japan’s Star Wars
program. (Although SDI was terminated by the U.S. Congress in 1989, Japanese
covert funding to major corporations has apparently sustained the research
in the U.S., Japan and Russia; the BMDO (Ballistic Missile Defense
Organization) is now more of a Japanese-engineered program than a strictly
Pentagon operation). Star Wars was the pet project of former Prime Minister
Yasuhiro Nakasone, who took a keen personal in future weaponry. Did Hideo
Murai ever deliver an executive briefing to the former Prime Minister and
his aides and political associates?
Murai gave his only interview to the foreign press on April 5, 1995, when he
met two American journalists for a 45-minute discussion. At that time, he
said he was ready to disclose everything to the police and the FBI. In less
than three weeks, and just one week before he was planning to turn himself
in to the police, Hideo Murai was stabbed to death by an ethnic Korean, who
was affiliated with a yakuza organization known to be a political ally of
Nakasone — as TBS videotaped the scene, perhaps to make sure he would never
Why did electromagnetic weapons appeal so much to Japanese defense planners
and the military-industrial complex? Mainly because they are billed as
defensive weapons systems and, therefore, do not violate the Constitution.
This also explains Murai’s eagerness to protect his sect and his country
from a militaristic United States (anyone who doesn’t think America is
militaristic had better take a look at the size of the Pentagon budget and
the Department of Energy’s own advanced research into electromagnetic
weapons.) As the next century approaches, the rule for winning tomorrow’s
wars is changing from the smart-bomb Gulf War days: The best offense is a
strong defense. Whoever can disable another country’s nuclear and
conventional forces in the air, under the sea and on the ground will emerge
as the winner in the 21st century wars.
The bad news for the world is that the electromagnetic experiments,
initiated by Murai and implemented by Hayakawa, are continuing unabated
under the direct supervision of top university scientists and Japan’s
military-industrial complex. (Watch for this breaking story in future issues
of Archipelago) When (not if) EM weapons are used, and if the Final War
turns out as Asahara predicted — a victory for the Buddhist East — Murai,
Hayakawa and other Aum scientists will be hailed by all of chanting humanity
as the saints of electromagnetic warfare and plasma weaponry.
(End of the first part in a series on Aum and electromagnetic warfare.)
Vancouver to Vladivostok: Another V2 Bomb?
Synopsis: Jack Amano discusses how Russia and Japan sealed the deal on the
Tesla Shield after the Aum Shinrikyo fiasco, and electromagnetic weapons are
expected to save humanity from imminent extinction by ballistic missiles,
rogue asteroids, solar blobs and warmer weather.
“From space, one could control the Earth’s weather, cause drought and
floods, change the tides and raise the levels of the sea, make temperature
climates frigid.” — Lyndon B. Johnson, then a US. Senator, 1957
Was LBJ hallucinating? The hardheaded, ultra-pragmatic Texas politician was
not known to be a daydreamer. Johnson, after all, didn’t use much
imagination to become Senate Majority Leader, Kennedy’s VP or founder of the
Great Society. He lacked the imaginative genius to either win or stop the
Vietnam War. So what is this sci-fi stuff he’s talking about — back in the
Well, the following year in an experimental program called Project Argus,
the U.S. Navy exploded three atomic bombs in the newly discovered Van Allen
belts, about 2,000 miles above the Earth. The Soviets were doing the much
the same with bigger bombs. Sure enough, just like LBJ predicted, the
weather went crazy in the early ’60s. So the answer is: Sen. Johnson was not
clairvoyant or an alien abductee, he was merely privy to highly classified
information from the Pentagon.
Since Project Argus, the United States has made great strides in global
climate engineering, and so has France, Israel and South Africa. But Soviets
did even better at refining the core technology used to control weather and
to play mind games — electromagnetic energy, especially microwave particle
beams, and extra-long (ELF) and ultra-long frequency (ULF) waves.
When the Soviets exploded their early A-bombs at the Semipalatinsk test site
(in Kazakhstan), they noticed that the blasts repeatedly set off earthquakes
of unpredictable magnitude, duration and distance from the site. Over time,
they realized the quakes weren’t cause by triggering latent instability in
the rock structure — quakes were being induced by some mysterious cause.
After subtracting blast energy from the subsequent earth motion, the
equation came up positive. The quakes weren’t caused by the physical force
of the nuclear blast, but by a consequent resonance wave of unusual length.
Nukes were merely acting like wave generators, and inefficient ones at that.
Like using dynamite to make waves in a swimming pool.
At the Kremlin’s behest to develop new weapons to counter the U.S. edge in
advanced weapons, physicists like Andrei Sakharov and N.A. Kozyrev and
Sergei Korolev, the father of Sputnik, put their own energies into finding
more subtle and therefore more efficient generators. As they rebuilt the
Soviet Union’s scientific research establishment after World War II, they
had to rely on theory when the technology or finding was unavailable and
attempt conceptual leaps that the better-funded, but more conservative
Western researchers wouldn’t dare.
The obvious place to look for novel theories about electromagnetism was in
the papers of Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), the Serbo-Croatian inventor who
transformed Westinghouse from a make of water pumps into the world’s leading
electronics manufacturer. Unfortunately for the Soviets, most of his
sensitive papers after his death were classified by the U.S. military and
put into cold storage and occasionally taken out for back-burner research by
the Pentagon. So the KGB went to work, finding other scientists who were
developing what has come to be known as “scalar” energy based on Tesla’s
theories of electromagnetism. Simply put, Tesla devised a way to use a purer
form of electromagnetic energy, by separating electrical charge from mass.
Since the Earth is basically a huge electrical generator (scientists
recently discovered, thanks to the soundings from the French nuclear tests
at Mururoa, that the Earth’s steel core is moving faster than the outer
mantle, generating charge. It is possible to manipulate this charge, greatly
easing power demands and reducing the factor of electrical resistance. With
Tesla’s technologies, it becomes possible to create standing waves in the
atmosphere or through the Earth itself and combine basic scalar waves into
more conventional forms of EM energy or into pulse weapons of devastating
Sergei Korolev, the founder of the early Soviet space program who designed
Sputnik and put Yuri Gagarin into orbit, immediately thereafter launched
nuclear reactors aboard orbiting satellites, to fire electron pulses into
the ionosphere, and bounced radio waves off this EM mirror from powerful
transmitters on the ground and aboard ships. The Soviet Union’s winters
started to warm; though the distorted jet stream brought havoc to other
parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Korsakov died in 1966, but his research
“Man will move from the passive contemplation of the climate to actively
shaping it. We shall learn to modify the weather, as we need. Our spacecraft
will be able to induce rain in arid zones or to dispel thunderclouds to
prevent torrential rains and hailstorms,” Korolev said in 1963, using the
future tense, even though the weather experiments were well under way.
Besides ELF waves, great progress was made in satellite communications with
microwaves. The dangers of microwaves were already apparent, as
microwave-plasma incinerators (like the one Aum owned) show when they
destroy all tissue, bacterial material and viruses at biological weapons
labs in a whirling ball of ionized gas. But telecommunications companies
learned the hard way, whenever their satellite relays happened to miss a
ground antenna (which are usually sited in isolated locations, far from
nearby buildings). Massive streams of microwaves can penetrate non-metallic
or non-shielded structures and vaporize anyone inside. This, of course, is
the scientifically plausible explanation for “spontaneous human combustion.”
If any reader of this page knows of such cases, please inform the surviving
family to look for the nearest relay station and sue the Telecom Company.
By the 1 970s, the Soviets were so far ahead in the game of electronic
warfare with over-the-horizon radar, ULF submarine communications, weather
control, anti-radar systems and the like — that the American military had
to play catch-up, under the cover of anti-ballistic missile defense
research, which Ronald Reagan called SDI program and became widely known as
The one event that stands out since LBJ’s day is the end of the Cold War per
se. Old rivalries don’t die, they just fade away. In October 1996, an ex-KGB
spymaster Vladimir Galkin was arrested at JFK airport and arraigned the next
month on espionage charges. Galkin was allegedly trying to obtain documents
from a symposium on sensors in Orlando in March, from the Electrical Energy
Gun Conference at the Naval postgraduate school in Monterey, and from a
lecture at Peterson Air Base, Colorado, on “electronic warfare challenges
for space systems.” One of Galkin’s sources for Star Wars secrets was
India-born engineer with Digital Electronic Corp. (DEC). Galkin was soon
released after the Kremlin threw a fit, since Moscow has been selling the
U.S. government technologies of much higher value, for example, the Procyon
pulse explosive-generator (which generates voltage equaling the entire
Earth’s output for a fraction of a second).
Now, it’s been 40 years since LB J’s prophecy of global climate control.
Forty years is an eon when it comes to the mind-boggling pace of R&D. So
let’s jump ahead through hyperspace into 1996-97, without forgetting that in
the interval Aum Shinrikyo scientists had been recently fishing for
electromagnetic, laser and plasma weapons in Russia, as other articles in
this sprawling series have discussed in fine detail.
Shield of the North
On Oct. 1, 1996, a high-level Russian official, like a luscious, wiggling
Salami, dropped the last veil — while Guru Shoko Asahara, imitating John
the Baptist, had his neck on the chopping block. The Herods of Tokyo were
obviously delighted by what they saw.
On a visit to Tokyo, the Russian official (Deputy Foreign Minister Gregory
Karasin happened to be visiting at the time.) announced that Russia would
cooperate with Japan to create ajoint anti-ballistic missile system to
balance Chinese power in the region. This ABM system would eventually be
linked to a similar U.S. anti-missile system, which is known as the HAARP
program, run by the U.S. Navy in Alaska. HAARP (High-frequency Active
Auroral Research Program) is based on the ELF transmission system devised by
Bernard Eastlund, former chief of the Atomic Energy Commission and
consultant to Arco oil. (The prototype is registered with the U.S. Patent
The next month, his chief, Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov (our old friend
who met with former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone back in 1989, right
before Aum Shinrikyo was ordered to develop an interest in Russia) arrived
in Japan for three days of under-reported and unreported meetings. The one
tidbit that was released to the public was that Japan would give Moscow $500
million for the first installment of joint economic development of the four
disputed Kurile Islands.
Meanwhile, the Russian Navy and Japanese military were exchanging visits and
weapons systems. (On his visit to Moscow last April, Defense Agency chief
Hideo Usui held up a Russian sniper rifle, beaming the same crazed smile as
Kiyohide Hayakawa, when the sect arms trader brandished an AK-74 in Moscow
in 1992. What is it about Russian guns?) In November, Adm. Vladimir
Kuroedov, a Russian Pacific Fleet commander, attends the Western Pacific
symposium in Japan.
Back in Moscow, in July, a new Japanese ambassador arrives. Takehiro Togo,
of course, is another one of our acquaintance from the good old days —
being, in 1990, the Foreign Ministry’s Russian specialist who organized the
Shintaro Abe mission to Moscow. Among the visitors was Toshio Yamaguchi, the
godfather of Aum Shinrikyo’s Russian-Japan College, the sect’s main
recruiting ground for Russian nuclear physicists and biochemists. Yamaguchi,
of course, was recently released from jail on $1 million bond, in January.
All is forgiven, forget what happened on the subways, just get back to work,
boys! (Indicted for fraud and embezzlement of now-bankrupt businesses, where
did former Cabinet member Yamaguchi get the $1 million to post bail?)
Rather than begrudge these fine patriots, perhaps we are entitled to ask:
What the hell is going on between Moscow and Tokyo?
The problem, you see, the reason why the good patriots with Aum went to
the trouble of penetrating the Russian defense and scientific
establishment — well, to put it simply: It’s all the fault of Gorbachev and
Yeltsin. In 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev flung open the doors of the Soviet
military establishment to Shintaro Abe and Toshio Yamaguchi, and their
gofers in Aum. But Boris Yeltsin, the chief of the Russian republic, was
taking an anti-Japanese tone, in his bid to topple Gorbachev, which he
succeeded in doing. So by spring 1992, Guru Shoko Asahara, Kiyohide Hayakawa
and some 200 other Aum members arrived in Moscow to fish for potential
allies, Yeltsin’s security adviser Oleg Lobov.
At his April 1993 summit with President Bill Clinton, the pro-Western but
nationalist (meaning anti-Japanese) Yeltsin proposed a joint anti-missile
defense system under his “Vancouver to Vladivostok” (V2) initiative, also
called simply “Trust.” From Vancouver, the grand shield would stretch across
Canada, the Atlantic, Northern Europe and Russia all the way to Vladivostok.
What’s left out of this incomplete circle, of course, was Japan. The
Japanese Foreign Ministry, the old sidekicks of Uncle Sam, were left out in
the cold and decided to free lance in their bid for Russian technology.
The problem, you see, the reason why the good patriots with Aum went to the
trouble of penetrating the Russian defense and scientific establishment —
well, to put it simply: It’s all Gorbachev’s fault. In June 1990, Mikhail
Gorbachev on his return from the U.S. made a speech in Kamchatka, in which
he proposed a “Vancouver to Vladivostok” missile defense system. The V-V
defense was to cover Russia, North Europe, the North Atlantic and North
America. (Now, is it clear why the Gorbachev Foundation is based at the
Presidio, former headquarters of the Western Defense Command?)
Now that the Tokyo subway-gassing furor has died down, Russia is selling
Japan the most powerful weapons ever devised by humankind. Why is Washington
looking on with approval? There are many reasons.
Targets for EM Weaponry
Since the halcyon days of the Cold War twilight when Armand Hammer and the
Commerce Department were covertly supplying computers designed in the U.S.
and made in Japan to Moscow for Russian nuclear-missile submarines (High
treason? This happened with Ronald Reagan’s nodding approval, and for good
reason, to prevent a Red October scenario), the KGB and CIA have been
married. But then a real problem flared. Wifey No.1, (remember the world’s
most important relationship?) Japan, became embittered and tried to convince
Russia to split with the U.S. This led to the Aum affair. After the subway
gassing, the principals decided on a threesome, a menage a trio. This
tripartite relationship was aimed at fencing in the rising power on the
block, China, and little brother North Korea. (Meanwhile, Aum survived the
police raids and made its comeback, since its original purpose in life was
to infiltrate and subvert China, anyhow.) Japan was alarmed about North
Korean missile development. It bought Patriot missile batteries, but these
are useless. So it’s desperate for Theatre Missile Defense (TMD) and any
technology that can kill a missile above the launch pad. Russia offers its
EM technology, and Japan is hooked.
But in a real sneak attack, if one ever happens, North Korea could nuke
Japan by simply sinking an oil tanker in Fukui Bay, which would clog the
intake pipes of nuclear-power plants on the Japan Sea and cause multiple
nuclear meltdowns, the fallout from which would kill or maim at least half
the Japanese population. Pyongyang could even collect shipping insurance for
the lost oil. Or a remote-controlled toy plane armed with a pocket nuke
could also trigger a meltdown. In short, there is a thick air of unreality
surrounding ABM technology, but it is a good way to sell a multipurpose
technology to the Pentagon and to Tokyo.
The reason is the blinding speed of incoming ballistic missiles, the use of
multiple warheads and the fact that warheads can be fitted with EM shields
to deflect pulse weapons and standing waves. What EM pulse weapons are very
efficient at doing is downing civilian passenger jets, like the
rocket-crippled KAL 007 and, possibly, TWA 800. While we respect Pierre
Salinger and the French intelligence agency, it is really strange how nobody
ever mentioned the fact that TWA 800 was flying close to Montauk Point the
SA-Air Force electronic eavesdropping, over-the-horizon radar and
air-defense base, which does not appear on standard road maps. A flash of
light was seen approaching the jetliner. If the investigators are not lying
through their teeth, the black boxes were instantaneously short-circuited
and the fuel tank was ignited and blew outward — sure signs of an EM pulse.
Pilots repeatedly report UFOs over Hong Kong in 1994. A series of Chinese
satellite-carrying rockets go haywire right after takeoff over the past two
years. Floods of unusual ferocity sweep China and North Korea. Strange
things are happening in the skies over Asia. These incidents could be
classified as hostile, war-like acts, if they were done deliberately. But
such actions are forbidden under a U.N. convention called ENMOD.
In the 1 970s, the Americans became so frightened by the weather effects
caused by the Korolev-founded program, the Pentagon founded its own Project
Nile Blue, later renamed Climate Dynamics. But hopelessly behind without the
Tesla mechanism known as the scalar potential interferometer, the U.S.
Senate, under Sen. Claibome Pell’s initiative, pushed for a ban on hostile
uses of weather Control technology at the Committee on Disarmament in August
1975. The U.N. ban, passed in 1977, is called “The Convention on the
Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental
Modification Techniques,” or ENMOD.
For a while, Leonid Brezhnev and Jimmy Carter succeeded in restraining
climate engineers. ENMOD, however, did not ban the “peaceful” applications
of such technologies. The climate engineers made their comeback at the Rio
Earth Summit in 1991. They argued that global warming and the shrinking of
the ozone layer could be retarded by conservation and decreased pollution,
but they could not be reversed — unless powerful EM technologies are used
to engineer the upper atmosphere. (Never mind that EM pulses rapidly destroy
the atmosphere — the politicians and industrialists were easily swayed by
Big Science, however misbegotten.)
The problem was, EM technologies could not patch the ozone hole or lower
temperatures. So the climate engineers, especially the ones with MITI,
devised an alternative approach — carbon dioxide sequestering through
forestation. The idea is to bombard the deserts of Western Australia, the
Western U.S. and the Sahel with EM waves to cause low pressure and
precipitation. Vast forests would grow and convert C02 and other gases into
wood and generate oxygen. The major center for this continuing research
program happens to be in the environs of Banjawarn, West Australia, where
Aum owned a sheep station.
OK, Moscow had an incredibly cold winter, as was usual before the 1970s. So
the Russians are promising not to wreak havoc to wipe out the Midwest’s
soybean crop, but they still want to… Save Humanity from the Impending
Horror of Extinction. The most likely Cause is the avenging angels from
heaven, better known as rogue asteroids.
When a pair of researchers in the Yucatan claimed that the dinosaurs were
wiped out by a big, skidding meteorite, mainstream scientists howled with
laughter. Then, they watched in total awe as Levy-Shoemaker bowled into
Jupiter like a runaway train hitting a dump truck. A similar hit on Earth
would not just wipe out human civilization; it would mean the end of life.
The Apocalypse suddenly found thousands of true believers in white lab
coats. Hubble showed us a whole lot more are one their way toward Earth. A
3-kni-long carrot-shaped thing passes outside the moon, and will return much
closer next time. Astronomers calculate quickly, and realize that meteor
impacts come in cyclical waves and that Saturn’s gravitational tug has been
shaking loose asteroids from one of the “Trojan swarms” circling the sun in
the same orbit as Jupiter. These rogues then fall toward the Sun.
The dire predictions caught the attention of the U.S. Air Force,
specifically the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, or BMDO. In 1994,
BMDO attached two warhead-fitted rockets onto a space probe called
Clementine I, which passed the moon and then were supposed to fire the
rockets at an asteroid, to blow off fragments. The BMDO claimed the
experiment failed. More than year later, a strange “alien ship” appears to
approach and follow the Hale-Bopp asteroid, which suddenly gives off a huge
cloud of dust and changes course erratically. Did our darling Clementine
happen to hit the wrong asteroid? Clementine II, fitted with rocket-launched
research probes, is scheduled for launch in early 1998.
Curiously, physicists learned that asteroids have extremely strong magnetic
fields. When approaching Earth, their trajectory tends to be deflected by
the planet’s own EM field. In other words, an artificial EM field could
possibly deflect an incoming asteroid by a few degrees — not enough to
force it away from entry but sufficiently to save, let’s say Tokyo or New
York City. Can such a large, strong EM field be created artificially? The
West Australians who witnessed the creation of a “Tesla shield” in isolated
Banjawarn (while Kiyohide Hayakawa was in the vicinity on May 28, 1993)
attest to the fact that the bubble of pink light held for about 2 hours
before it suddenly shut down.
Another space invader, besides the ones in Hollywood movies and Sega game
machines, is called the Solar Blob. Every 11 years or so, the Sun releases a
huge ball of energy, a blob of magnetized plasma that weighs several billion
tons and moves at 620 miles per second. If one locks onto and merges into
the weak side of the Earth’s magnetosphere (like a male plug into a socket),
it creates a vast geomagnetic storm that disables any electronic in the
skies and on the ground. The last big one hit, luckily at 2 AM, March 13,
1983, in the vicinity of Quebec. It crashed the Eastern Canadian power grid
for 9 hours. The next big corona mass ejection is due this year sometime. If
it hits in the daytime in summer, when power usage is maximized, in the
vicinity of a nuclear power plant, the results could be spectacular. The
total blackout would also knock out backup power systems and make all the
electronic controls spin around like tops. In other words, nothing could
prevent a nuclear meltdown. Is it any wonder that Japanese scientists are
eager for the Russians to build a Tesla shield generator on one of the four
disputed Kurile Islands, under the new cooperation pact? An EM shield could
theoretically repel or divert a geomagnetic storm, at least away from
something like a nuclear power station. Nobody knows what causes the solar
blowout. No one really knows what happens when a very large asteroid slams
into the fusion reactor known as the Sun. This year, NASA is sending two
spacecraft toward the Sun to monitor the next solar outburst.
The magnetic poles of the Earth periodically reverse themselves. How the
north pole become magnetic south, and vice versa, occurs is not understood,
but it has happened many times in the geological past. The vast flux of
magnetic energy is bound to create electromagnetic havoc — blackouts,
nuclear meltdowns and the like. By encasing strategic command-and-control
centers, ballistic missile silos, nuclear subs and nuclear power stations
under Tesla shields, it may be possible to prevent a nuclear holocaust. As
the polar reversal could shut down the Earth’s own energy field for a long
time (it could be one of those days mentioned by the ancients when the sun
stood still) or it could be as short as a billionth of a second, space
planners would rely on plasma-generated laser and microwave energy beaming
down to ground reception stations to power the Tesla shields. This is truly
sci-fi terrain we’ve entered. Even with the most advanced technology,
something is likely to go wrong.
Asteroids, solar plasma and the increasing use of artificial EM highlight
the problems of nuclear power. If these terrors don’t destroy humanity, a
series of meltdowns is guaranteed to finish off our species. Therefore,
industrial societies will have to face the prospects of shutting down
nuclear plants and find alternative sources of energy. EM technology can
provide new energy in abundance, though the money-grubbing industrial
leadership will not willingly to tap into the cheapest energy source the
Earth’s own electromagnetism. Instead, they will pursue crazy schemes, such
as using satellites to capture solar energy and beaming it down to Earth
stations as ELF energy or sending ELF waves from ground stations near major
gas fields in places like Arabia, Indonesia and Alaska to consuming
countries. These strategies are sure to cause further environmental havoc —
and widen the ozone holes over our heads. Sheer blind luck has enabled the
human race to survive so far. Ignorance was bliss; will our new knowledge
prove to be a curse? Nikola Tesla dreamed of a world of unlimited free
energy for peaceful ends; what his technology is spawning is a world of
(Authors note: The long, intricate history of EM technology and theory could
not be covered except as a caricature in this already sprawling article. The
affects of EM waves on human brain activity by Soviet and U.S psychiatrists
also had to be neglected as tangential to this story. Archipelago puts this
material on-line only because it falls within the parameters of the Aum
affair; the problem of human extinction is really beyond the scope of this
on-line project, at least for now. Since the many implications of this
esoteric technology are disturbing and provocative to say the least, we are
happy to answer questions to Archipelago, and can provide research sources
on specific issues, as they are too extensive and fragmented to be listed
here, without footnoting every sentence.)
Victory for Shambala
How Aum Researched and Tested Electromagnetic Weapons for its Final War —
in Japan, over the Australian Outback and in the Ionosphere.
Synopsis: This article is the second part in a series on how Aum Shinrikyo
sect scientists researched futuristic Electromagnetic Weapons from the
post-Soviet scalar arsenal and conducted their Tesla Shield tests in West
Australia. Considered here are the experiments of Aum science chief Hideo
Murai and the field testing of EMW by the sect’s arms broker and climate
engineer, Kiyohide Hayakawa. By Jack Amano
(Note: in Archipelago 1.2 we focused on the research of Hideo Murai, the
late science chief of Aum, and his theory that the Kobe Earthquake was
triggered by artificial electromagnetic energy. See the companion article in
this issue “V2: Between Vladivostok and Vancouver” for background on Japan’s
effort to crack the Russian-American duopoly of electromagnetic weapons.)
Apocalyptic Predictions of His Holiness the Master Shoko Asahara, aka Chizuo
“The weapons used in World War III will make the atomic and hydrogen bombs
look like toys. At present, the centerpiece of the Russian arsenal is called
the star-reflector cannon. The United States has the Strategic Defense
Initiative, and the extension of this is ‘microplasma.'” — Shoko Asahara,
April 19, 1993, speech to Sapporo branch of Aurn Shinrilvo
“The weapon charges the whole space between the weapon and the target into
plasma, making it look like a solid white belt, a ‘sword.’ This is the very
sword written about in the Book of Revelation. This sword will exterminate
almost all living things.” — Shoko Asahara, April 17, 1993, speech to
Aurn’s Sendai branch.
“The conjunction of Uranus (which signifies secret weapons or improved
scientific weapons) and Mars may indicate that the United States will
conduct experiments with weapons somewhere again.” — Shoko Asahara, radio
broadcast, Jan. 1, 1995, predicting the start of US. Advanced testing early
“There will be a final battle between Rudra Chakrin, the king of Shambala,
and a foolish being called Vemacitta. The war at the end of this century is
the last event seen by many prophets for the past several thousand years.
When it happens, I want to fight bravely.” — Shoko Asahara, Aum radio
broadcast Dec. 4, 1994
In the Eye of the Galaxy
Few people around the world suspect the existence of electromagnetic
weapons, and most would probably disbelieve the power, accuracy and variety
of these weapons. Even the scientists and engineers at the center of the
world’s most powerful electronics-producing nation — Japan — were stunned
to discover that long-range EM weapons with global reached were being
secretly deployed by the superpowers. It happened by sheer accident, in
The Japanese satellite called Ginga, or Galaxy, was launched that month in a
high orbit, searching the skies for X-ray emissions from distant stars. But
it also had another, secret mission — to detect gamma radiation from
Chinese underground nuclear weapons explosions at the Lop Nor test site and
Soviet nuclear tests in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan. Such military
intelligence was crucial because trans-continental air currents would carry
fallout from leakage from Central Asian tests sites directly over the
Japanese archipelago — an environmental and public health nightmare.
When Ginga crossed the Equator in early June, it picked up massive staccato
bursts of gamma rays, at twice the frequency of stellar sources. Astronomers
linked to ground control at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
wondered if they had found some sort of mutant quasar, but the data did not
come close to any known source. Then, they realized the gamma ray discharges
had come from below Ginga — but below it there was just a vast body of
water, far from any nuclear plant, cyclotron or test site. They contacted
NASA, which ran a computer check on satellite orbits.
NASA replied that the probable source was a Russian spacecraft, Japanese
scientists came to the chilling realization that another satellite in lower
orbit was irradiating the ionosphere. Each time Ginga overflew the path of
Cosmos 1900– a craft that the Soviets claimed was an oceanic observation
satellite — the readings were the same: massive bursts of radioactivity.
Accidental leakage? Not likely because Cosmos had not been launched until 10
months after Ginga, in December 1987. Therefore, Ginga had detected
radiation-seeding by a predecessor satellite that burned on reentry, which
was soon replaced by Cosmos. The Soviets were using a series of satellites
to deliberately irradiate the Van Allen belts of the upper atmosphere. But
Ring over the Equator
What satellite Ginga stumbled upon was an electromagnetic “mirror,” a
ionized reflector for transmission of low-frequency beams, which was a part
of the Russian EMW arsenal. The electromagnetic technology has been used to
alter the climate in the Northern Hemisphere to lessen the economic cost of
Russia’s severe winters. It is also used for advanced global communications,
for anti-missile defenses and to induce earthquakes. In other words, it is
extremely sophisticated and dangerous technology, wide open for abuse in the
wrong hands. A similar system was patented by Bernard Eastlund, former chief
of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, which forms the core of the U.S.
Navy’s HAARP program in Alaska. (V2, the companion article provides an
overview on this technology.)
If this artificially ionized belt acts like a mirror, then electromagnetic
waves sent from ground stations in the Southern Hemisphere would be
reflected back to a roughly equal longitude and a roughly equidistant
latitude in the Northern Hemisphere, and vice versa. For example, to change
the weather patterns on the steppes of Kazaldistan (Nikita Khruschev’s
hare-brained scheme was to grow wheat there; after initial failures, it is
now one of the world’s top breadbaskets, thanks to milder weather), one
would have to place a EM transmitter in the vicinity of French-controlled
Kerguelen Island, south of the Indian Ocean.
The ability to focus the EM waves, however, is the most technically
difficult problem, which can be solved by using two intersecting beams of
scalar energy to create an interference pattern, that is, a third standing
wave. This standing wave could be applied in different formats to create
various electromagnetic effects or to ionize the atmospheric gases to create
deadly plasma. This would account for a diversity of shapes and light
effects, that is, UFOs, seen by many thousands of observers around the world
that cannot be attributed to passing planes and other physical objects.
Since KAL 007 was ultimately downed by a EM pulse weapon, after it was
crippled by a small air-to-air rocket, Japanese scientists could conclude
that there is a major EMW station located on the Kamchatka Peninsula — and
that was the real reason for the KAL 007 overflight. The point in the
Southern Hemisphere that corresponds to Kamchatka is South Australia, which
Kiyohide Hayakawa visited in vain (on a bogus uranium exploration mission)
on his second visit Down Under. Eventually, Hayakawa homed in on West
Australia, a location that would indicate he was in contact with an EM base
closer to Russia’s Manchurian and Mongolian borders, or inside North Korea.
This scalar interferometer technology, reflected off the ionosphere mirror,
is presumably what Asahara meant by “star-reflector cannon.”
Aum’s EM Lab
As Ginga was gathering evidence on Russian atmospheric irradiation, a
graduate student at Osaka Prefectural University studied the data. One of
Japan’s top X-ray astronomers, specializing in stellar X-ray emissions,
Hideo Murai was also a member of the yoga training institute that would
become Aum Shimikyo. His inquisitive mind, spirituality and desire to
protect humanity with science was backed by immense genius — an IQ
reputedly higher than Einstein’s.
Murai must have known that the mystery of an artificial radiation belt
around the Equator would have devastating consequences for humankind. But he
was enough of a scientist to know that to fight this sort of global madness,
one had to comprehend the underlying science. He was also a good technician.
His professor marveled at how Murai wrote software to crunch his
electromagnetic data inside a laptop computer.
Ginga’s findings would confirm Murai’s suspicions that influential
astrophysicists and nuclear physicists in the West were under the influence
of occultic ideas, as promoted by several fraternal orders. He accompanied
Shoko Asahara to the pyramids of Egypt in July 1987, and the Guru reassured
him that ancient psychic phenomena and electromagnetic technology were
inextricably linked. With his new understanding, Murai would eventually
develop the now infamous electro-studded head gear that calmed brain waves,
invent shields against EM weapons and would himself attempt to build the
ultimate weapon for the Final War.
Murai’s search for the ultimate weapon would lead Aum’s cadres to farflung
sites like the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, into the DARPA databases and
to Moscow. And it would lead to his violent death, in April 1995, from
abdominal knife wounds inflicted by an ethnic Korean gangster to protect the
reputations and interests of some Very Important People. However
independent-minded Murai may have been, Aum did not act on its own in
penetrating the Russian aerospace program — the espionage program was
financed and directed by Japan’s scientific, political and intelligence
establishment, as detailed in earlier issues of Archipelago.
The Aum science ministry’s early research was on the periphery on EM weapons
technology. For example, Murai and Toru Toyoda, the Tokyo
University-educated nuclear physicist, were attempting to develop EM shields
against laser-weapon attacks. Shoko Asahara believed that his driver had
been repeatedly attacked by a blinding laser weapon, and the near misses had
spared him from being a victim of an auto crash. He also assumed that Aum
buildings were being bombarded by microwaves.
Murai developed special clothing in white cloth and gold and silver Mylar to
deflect various wavelengths. This accounts for the stranger “spacemen
clothing” worn by the sect members, and why the rank-and-file wore
high-collared white uniforms. Murai was aware, however, that the plastic
lining of metallic Mylar would melt and emit toxic fumes, if the surface was
hit for an extensive period. The Aum buildings were painted white and
windows of sensitive rooms were curtained with metallic Mylar.
To block visible light, Toyoda suggested aluminum panels for buildings. For
longer wavelengths, he suggested the noble of gold and silver, which however
transform light into heat, requiring a cooling system. Murai applied these
principles to fabricate an electrically charged fine copper netting for the
windshield of Asahara’s vehicle to deflect and absorb laser light and
microwave beams. The driver was also order to wear reflective sunglasses or
In one of his experiments, Murai bombarded a steel wire netting with
microwaves and, separately, with a laser beam. The results were predictable,
considering Murai’s previous electromagnetic research on the crystal
structure of iron. Aum’s infamous cremation unit, which prosecutors claimed
was used to dispose of bodies of murdered sect members, was actually a
microwave-plasma incinerator, a common industrial waste disposal system.
(Japanese mortuaries use this system to reduce corpses to white ash, and so
do waste disposal companies.) When microwaves are reflected and focused on
industrial scrap, it generates plasma inside the magnetically protected
chamber. This vaporizes the organic compounds into hydrogen and carbon and
transforms the metals into gases. Upon cooling the alloyed metal is
separated into and recovered as pure component metals.
“In the experiments with wire netting, I found that each material had its
own characteristics. For example, iron wire netting produced plasma itself.
The material I had put inside it burned,” Murai recalled.
This discovery led to a theoretical leap. Murai was aware of reports of
spontaneous human combustion in cases like the French student who went up in
flames while taking a shower at St. Marie College outside Paris, or the
woman sunbathing on a Rio beach who got a bad burn that left only her teeth
on the sands. Murai realized that people were being bombarded by intense
microwave transmissions from relay satellites. But he suggested that this
strange incidents were not merely accidents of misguided transmissions, but
were actually experiments in generating plasma through microwave
“(Examples of individual spontaneous combustion) is definitely some sort of
experiment. The trouble with microwaves is that they cannot be focused on
such a small spot because of their wavelength. If a satellite is put into
stationary orbit, and a 1 km area is targeted, an antenna about 6 km wide
is required. Thus, in my opinion, it would not work at the size of a human
body, but at a wider range,” he said.
Asahara then cited an example of a whole town in India suddenly being
engulfed in flames. At another time, he speculated, “In Tantrayana vows,
there is one that prohibits attainers from destroying villages or towns.
This means that the power to destroy a town or village is obtained through
Tantrayana and Vajrayana practice. I believe that only I can stop World War
Murai replied that the width of a town or village conforms to the area
affected by the wavelength of microwaves transmitted via a relay satellite.
There was also the widely known report from the Gulf War of Iraqi soldiers
being vaporized inside an underground Iraqi bunker. What made the highly
focused microwave attacks possible, Murai realized, was to overlap three
microwave beams to create electromagnetic interference, which ionizes the
air and organic matter into an all-consuming plasma.
Shoko Asahara kept himself well-informed about the “black weapons” being
developed by the superpowers, using electronics technology made in Japan. He
said, “Remember the Strategic Defense Initiative? Plasma and laser weapons
seemed to have vanished after the SDI program, but these weapons have become
quite advanced. For example, there is a 50 kilowatt plasma weapon that can
be carried inside a car and can instantly kill any living thing within 200
to 400 meters.” The last example he cited, the ultimate car bomb, is not
far-fetched, since an accident triggering of such a weapon about that time
resulted in the vaporization of an auto-transport ship in the North Pacific.
The news of that incident, of course, was heavily suppressed.
By March 1994, Shoko Asahara was confident enough about Murai’s research
would say to Aum members at the Suginami branch in Tokyo: “So the Final War
will not be something like a Christian fighting with a sword against a
Buddhist. It will be much fiercer. What will the final war be like? Current
weaponry such as nuclear bombs and chemical, laser, plasma and other weapons
will probably be used in full force. There will also be an ultimate weapon
that can instantly destroy an area 10 kilometers in radius has yet to
appear…. the power which holds this will win.”
Such a monster weapon was on a higher level of technology than Aum
possessed. After solving the initial theoretical and technical problems on
pulse EM weaponry to his satisfaction and initiating research on plasma
weapons, and after receiving favorable reports from Hayakawa in West
Australia, Murai was ready to attempt a much bigger EM project — to build
Japan’s first scalar electromagnetic interferometer, which could be modified
as a so-called “earthquake machine,” as a particle-beam air-defense system
to knock out ballistic missiles, a high-energy shield or the decisive
instrument of mass destruction in the Final War.
In the year before the Tokyo subway gassing on March 20, 1995, Murai was
close to his goal and was preparing to build a large electromagnetic weapons
facility. He had on order gas lasers from Russia, presumably to build the
steady-state plasma generators for standing wave experiments. Aum cadres
obtained software on laser amplification technology from the NEC laser
research institute in Sagamihara, and gained access to RDX (rapid detonating
explosive) needed for pulse generators, from the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
facility in Hiroshima. The Aum hackers, using government-controlled
networks, managed to penetrate sensitive U.S. databases.
Aum members were in contact with the Tesla Society in New York and had plans
to visit the Belgrade museum where the papers of the prescient Serb-Croatian
inventor Nikola Tesla are stored. Needless to say, this was merely a
procedure to make certain no theoretical points were overlooked. Aum’s
Russian scientists had provided detailed designs and the theoretical
grounding to develop a technology more powerful even than the ultimate
weapon predicted by Asahara. “Murai had plans to build a huge research
facility on one of the Aum properties,” said a senior Aum official this past
summer. “But only he knew any of the actual details. All other Aum members
were strictly forbidden to work on the project.”
In other words, after gathering the know-how and components for the EM
weapons center, an entirely new group of scientists and technicians from
various institutes and universities were slated to take over the actual R&D
work. Except for Murai, Aum had to step aside. At the time, Aum’s
science-related technical staff– including the nation’s brightest and best
young physicists and chemists — numbered more than 270 people, that is,
more than most public research institutes. But the new weapons system, built
under contract, was beyond the capability of the sect scientists and would
need the skills of scientists trained in secret defense programs in Japan,
and likely Russia as well.
Where did Murai expect to get the finding for such a huge project? How could
they pay for such an ambitious weapons-research program? The senior Aum
official stated, “Ultimately, the finds came from the Japanese government
though Hayakawa. Kiyohide Hayakawa (the sect’s construction minister and
chief arms dealer) set up and ran several research institutes, which got
most of their funding from govemment-funded R&D grants.”
A former Unification Church cadre, Hayakawa ran several companies that
conducted research financed by semi-government foundations. He emerged as
the central figure in the actual electromagnetic weapons testing conducted
in West Australia
The Green Computer
The Aum’s Australian episode was documented in detail in our predecessor
publication, The Japan Times Weekly, before it was gutted. Kiyohide Hayakawa
visited Australia on three occasions, and possibly approached offshore Perth
for a fourth visit aboard a Soviet military vessel. Japanese police and
foreign intelligence agency has revealed next to nothing has been revealed
about his first two visits, except for a bogus uranium exploration mission
in South Australia and his recruitment in Perth of a former Rashneesh
supporter, an apparently wealthy Japanese woman, who was separated from her
Why such secrecy about the earlier visits? At the time, Australia was also a
center of activity for two other principals in the Aum case — former Diet
member Toshio Yamaguchi, the sect’s political liaison, and Shinshinto Diet
member Keisuke Nakanishi, who as Defense Agency minister allegedly linked
Aum’s intelligence chief Inoue to a secret organization of 700 rightwing
Self-Defense Force officers and NCOs, especially those in an elite paratroop
unit based in Chiba. The pair often flew to Sydney as favorite guests and
golf partners by Harunori Takahashi, the head of the EIE group, whose
overseas real estate activities and shady dealings (like flying the Japanese
customs chief to Hong Kong for an unspecified meeting) bankrupted the Kyowa
and Anzen credit unions. Takahashi was also one of the chief financial
backers of Bond University, owning much of the real estate surrounding the
After Guru Asahara returned to Japan after a visit to Banjawarn sheep
station, he applied for a second tourist visa, this time to visit Sydney.
The visa was denied. It might also be recalled that immediately after the
Tokyo subway gassing, the JAL office, Japanese consulate and JETRO office
and Japanese businesses in Sydney received threatening, supposedly from Aum,
obviously a warning to remain silent about what they might have known about
Aum and its contacts in Australia. The fill extent of activities by the sect
and its political patrons is still an evolving story.
Whatever his past activities Down Under, Hayakawa flew into Perth for his
third visit in April 1993, bringing intelligence chief Inoue in tow. From
there, on April 13, he was accompanied by a Japanese real estate agent to
Banjawarn sheep station in the remote West Australian Outback. He was
ostensibly searching for a source of uranium, though far better mining areas
abounded north and east of Banjawarn. As an Australian geologist told
Archipelago, the dry lakebeds of Banjawarn contained leached uranium salts
but in concentrations too low for cost effective mining. Hayakawa must have
had another geological purpose in mind.
After the Tokyo subway gassing, the news media suggested that Aum set up the
ranch to conduct nerve gas experiments on sheep. Interviews with local
residents proved this much publicized claim to be unadulterated crap. If Aum
wanted to kill sheep, the job was better done in a controlled situation in
Japan, without going to the trouble of smuggling nerve gas past customs or
purchasing a vast range. Curiously, the now-discredited Japanese police
investigation claimed that sect chemist Masami Tsuchida made his first batch
of several dozen grams of sarin, immediately before coming to Australia in
the Asahara party in September 1993. If so, how could he have smuggled
several grams of liquid sarin in a 1.8 liter sake bottle, as the Australian
police have suggested? The sect had no self-enclosed chemical-reaction
processor to separate the few grams of sarin liquid from more than a liter
No, Hayakawa came for a much different purpose. He brought along what he
called a “Green Computer” and a set of electrodes for direct electromagnetic
readings from the soil. For days, he conducted EM readings and late into the
nights punched in data into the green laptop, which exactly fits the
description of the computing system that Murai devised during his college
years. After the calculations were completed, Hayakawa decided to buy the
sheep station in late April 1993.
Why did Hayakawa and Inoue spend entire nights crunching numbers on the
Green Computer? According to Australian geologist Harry Mason, Hayakawa had
to have been taking precise electromagnetic readings and possibly searching
for interference patterns and possible local anomalies. The purpose of these
calculations can be surmised from the eyewitness reports, which are briefly
In the dark hours just after midnight on May 28, 1993, a fireball was seen
by prospectors north of Banjawarn. It flew from the north toward the
Banjawarn sheep station. After it disappeared beyond the horizon, a blue
flash illuminated the sky, a powerful earth tremor could be felt over a
radius of more than 100 miles, and then a large hemisphere of orange light,
lined with a silverish glow, rose above the apparent blast site. The dome of
light kept its shape for two hours, and then suddenly shut down like
“someone turning off a switch,” according to a researcher in the area.
Months later, residents of Sydney were awoken by an similar blast and dome
An article in The New York Times by William Broad, published Jan. 21 this
year, focused on the blast and the flashes in the sky, but failed to note
that the luminous dome-like phenomenon remained stable for two hours —
unlike any natural occurrence such as a meteorite landing or a familiar
human-caused event like a nuclear blast, not even a neutron bomb. No
physical evidence of a nuclear blast — a crater or radioactive fallout —
could be detected, ruling out a nuke or a meteorite impact.
There is only conclusion that satisfies the evidence: A Tesla shield was
being demonstrated over Banjawarn and Sydney. A Tesla shield is a large
electromagnetic standing wave that can protect a city or military base
against missile and bomb attacks or against meteorites and electromagnetic
Were the Russians demonstrating their EMW technology to prospective Japanese
clients through their agent, Kiyohide Hayakawa? Hayakawa wasn’t merely a
crazy sect leader or government spy, he was actually a trained observer, a
full-fledged climate engineer. In the research phase for the Weekly report
on Aum’s Australian activities, the editorial staff contacted Osaka
Prefectural University, where Hayakawa had done his graduate studies in
“greening engineering,” specializing in anti-desertification. At the time of
his studies, in the early 1 970s, climate engineering was practically a
forbidden profession, since much of its work was banned under a U.N. treaty.
Following the Weekly’s revelation, the university in Osaka changed its story
and reported to the Japanese press that Hayakawa had studied the innocuous
art of landscape gardening!
After leaving school, Hayakawa worked for the Konoike-gumi construction
company in Kobe, his hometown. Then, as a Unification Church activist, he
set up several companies in Kobe, specializing in technical research, which
were funded by government science grants and bank loans. In 1986, he shifted
his allegiance to Aum, and brought with him millions of dollars, the
companies and more than a dozen cadre. From then on, as the Aum construction
minister, he ran a separate operation inside the sect.
In 1988, Hayakawa purchased a valley in Naminoson, at the foot of Mount Aso
in Kyushu. The barracks-like buildings were set up in a strange
configuration, in a huge circle about the diameter of the U.S. Navy’s
“elephant cage” communications center on Okinawa. After a 200-person clash
with alleged Soka Gakkai members shipped in from Tokyo, he was arrested and
imprisoned. Soon after his release in early 1990, he entertained members of
the Russian Embassy in Tokyo, and made his first of his 21 visits to Russia
the following year.
One of his missions was to support a military insurrection in China, with
Russian arms and provide nuclear weaponry to Taiwan. The civil war and
invasion were scheduled for November 1995. It would seem that a war allying
Russia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan against China could provoke a
nuclear response by Beijing against Tokyo. Before the shooting war was
scheduled to start, an anti-missile shield would be considered absolutely
essential, and the Tesla shield that the Russians demonstrated in Australia
fit the bill perfectly. Then came the Tokyo subway gassing, which the
canceled the East Asian war. Japan was still interested in the Russian
technology, but after Aum was shut down, Tokyo could not purchase it
The demise of Aum did not deter Japanese scientists funded by MITI from
pursuing another aspect of the West Australian EM experiments in weather
control. It turned out that the desert was an excellent site for
sequestering carbon dioxide, by growing vast new forests. All that is needed
is rainfall — an rainmaking today is as easy as throwing a switch and
bouncing energy off the electromagnetic ring above the Equator. Satellite
Ginga’s discovery opened up a whole new galaxy for Japanese scientists, at
least in terms of research grants. Meanwhile, local residents in the West
Australian Outback have reported dozens of UFO sightings recently, and the
area’s climate has turned cooler and wetter, pleasing the scientists from
Tokyo University and Tsukuba doing their anti-desertification research in
the Banjawarn area.
Is Western Australia being used as a secret test site, without authorization
from the local authorities, the Australian government or U.N. agencies in
charge of the ENMOD treaty? Previous EM tomology (underground exploration
with EM waves) experiments were conducted not far away by the French a few
decade earlier. Because of its geographic position, low population density,
the barrenness of the environment and electromagnetic features, the region
makes an ideal test site. And it should be recalled that former Diet member
Shintaro Ishihara, a sponsor of Aum, has urged a merger of Japanese
electronics industry with the Russian military program. This raises the
suspicion that a new generation of EM weapons, based on scalar technology,
is being test in the Outback.
But wouldn’t require people on the ground? Not to mention Aum and the
Japanese scientists who followed them, local residents have repeated sighted
many young Japanese males traveling singly on motorcycles through the dusty
back trails of the Banjawarn area (there are hundreds of better biking
trails in more hospitable and scenic parts of the continent).
These biker sightings go back to New Year’s of 1994, when a constable with
the Laverton police (Laverton being the site of the aboriginal community who
were intrigued by the Aum presence) found a 22-year-old Japanese male in the
Outback, sitting in the 50 Celsius heat (122 Fahrenheit) with his feet in a
puddle. His motorcycle had broken down and then ran out of fuel. He became
dehydrated after running out of water. At the time, the unsuspecting
Australian authorities allowed him to continue his journey after his
Later more Japanese bikers were sighted. One carried a map more detailed
than any available in Australia. When queried, the motorcyclist said that he
was a college student hired by a Japanese scientific research institute to
conduct a detailed survey of plant life and landscape features. It can be
assumed his movements were being tracked by a satellite navigation system.
The extremely fine detail of such studies are reminiscent of the minute
analysis done by Hayakawa on the Green Computer. It is known that EM
technology can easily go awry, with stupendously dangerous effects, if
electromagnetic conditions on the ground are not figured into the
Climate control experiments are bad enough, but isn’t it far-fetched that
they are being used merely as a cover for a secret weapons-testing project?
After Asahara party left Banjawarn in the autumn of 1993, and even after the
sect presence was entirely shut down in spring 1995, local residents
witnessed any increasing number of strange electromagnetic phenomena in the
skies over Western Australia. The most unusual were standing columns of
light that were sometimes not accompanied by cloud formations. One of these
was actually caught on still photos — a glowing vertical pink line with
smaller light features on either side, with strongly resembled the ominous
and vast “sword” in the sky mentioned by Asahara.
In a commentary on Nostradamus, Asahara wrote an intriguing line, “After
insubstantial religions with a pseudo-light, there will be a religion which
produces light as the sun does, and it will change the future.”
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