We know about the chemtrails, but do you know that the US government manipulated the weather in the Vietnam War?
The US Air Force in the Vietnam War (1967-1972) started a cloud-seeding project because CIA and then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger asked that.
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The project was called Operation Popeye, and Wikipedia says “attempted to extend the monsoon season over specific areas of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, in order to disrupt North Vietnamese military supplies by softening road surfaces and causing landslides.”
Besides spraying Agent Orage Chemicals on the Vietnamese, the US Government controlled the weather.
If the Pentagon could change the weather in the 60s, can you imagine what they can do now?
Back in 1967, the U.S. military ran "Operation Popeye" a "cloud seeding" program during the Vietnam War which extended the monsoon season.
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Controlling the weather sounds like it should be the exclusive domain of science fiction. But manipulation of the clouds has a somewhat surprising history in the real world. In fact, the U.S. military ran a secret, little-remembered weather control program during the Vietnam War.
You can listen to me discuss the history of weather control over at Marketplace Tech.
From March 1967 until July 1972 the U.S. military spent over $3 million per year conducting a top secret operation in Southeast Asia. The goal was to extend the monsoon season and flood the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the system of supply routes used by enemy fighters in Vietnam. The Americans hoped to cause landslides, wash out river crossings, and just generally disrupt the movement of North Vietnamese troops. It was the first large scale effort to manipulate the weather for military purposes. And it’s still unclear how well it actually worked.
The program went by many names. It was called at various times Operation Popeye, Operation Motorpool, and Operation Intermediary-Compatriot. Reportedly the name had to be changed so many times on account of people without the proper security clearances learning the name.
Whatever you want to call it, the goals were ambitious. A power once thought to be only in the hands of your deity of choice was now a weapon to be wielded by Man. And in a strange way, some American forces saw it as more palatable way to fight by disrupting movement rather than bombing. “Make mud, not war,” was the unofficial moniker of the Air Force pilots who carried out the missions.
The project worked by seeding clouds over countries like Laos and Vietnam with silver iodide. Roughly 2,000 runs were conducted over the five years of the program.
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Wikipedia has this info:
Operation Popeye (Project Controlled Weather Popeye / Motorpool / Intermediary-Compatriot) was a military cloud-seeding project carried out by the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War in 1967–1972. The highly classified program attempted to extend the monsoon season over specific areas of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, in order to disrupt North Vietnamese military supplies by softening road surfaces and causing landslides.
The former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara, was aware that there might be objections raised by the international scientific community but said in a memo to the president that such objections had not in the past been a basis for prevention of military activities considered to be in the interests of U.S. national security.
The chemical weather modification program was conducted from Thailand over Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam and allegedly sponsored by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the CIA without the authorization of then Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird who had categorically denied to Congress that a program for modification of the weather for use as a tactical weapon even existed.