Things have been relatively quiet on the Jade Helm front. The actual Jade Helm 15 military training exercises don’t begin until July, but the ongoing conversation about “what if it’s actually a federal conspiracy to take over Texas” has petered out as spring turned to summer and the rain fell on Texas. 

Except: What if the rain is also part of that conspiracy? 

That’s something that, as the Houston Chronicle’s Dylan Baddour discovered after going down a conspiracy website rabbit hole, is actually being discussed among those who think that Jade Helm is part of an ongoing plot to conquer Texas. 

Weather control conspiracy theories aren’t new, of course—and like all of the best conspiracy theories, they have just enough basis in reality (in this case, that the military has been interested in the idea of technology that would allow them to manipulate weather) to be plausible if you need conspiracies to make sense of the world. The word you see a lot of on conspiracy websites when talking about weather control is HAARP, which stands for “High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program,” and refers to a series of radio antennas in Gakona, Alaska, that was funded by the Air Force and DARPA until 2013. HAARP was intended to study the interaction of the ionosphere and high-frequency radio waves  Meteorology enthusiast Dennis Mersereau, writing in the Washington Post in 2013, explained it as such

The purpose of HAARP was to determine how the ionosphere, or the upper layers of the atmosphere, affects radio signals, with the ultimate goal of helping to develop more advanced radio communication technology. The project accomplished this by transmitting “a 3.6 MW signal, in the 2.8–10 MHz region of the HF (high-frequency) band, into the ionosphere,” which was then studied by various instruments on the ground to see how the ionosphere affected these radio communications.

Conspiracy theorists beg to differ. A quick Google search (which returns over 7,000,000 hits) shows that HAARP has been blamed for pretty much everything bad that’s happened since the mid-1990s – terrorist attack, car accidents, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, nightmares, toothaches, bad dates, you name it – but the project is most popularly associated with its alleged “weather control” capabilities. […]

HAARP does not and cannot control the weather. While the frequencies are high powered, it doesn’t have nearly enough energy to do anything over the Lower 48, let alone specifically target communities for destruction like one would see in a science fiction movie. Both common sense and a basic understanding of meteorology debunk the conspiracy theory surrounding HAARP’s alleged ability to control the weather. 

Still, none of that does much to debunk the conspiracy theories, and those theories are very much alive and well in Texas right now. While whatever government weather-control weapons generated Tropical Storm Bill seems to have misfired, the discussion about how this is all a plot to soften up Texas for the inevitable Jade Helm invasion rages on. 

Over on the conspiracy website Intellihub, this is what they were saying about Jade Helm and Bill

 Texas has always been a strong, self-reliant state that many experts believe would do quite well independent of the rest of the United States. They have their own power-grid and have long-held views of distrust towards the DC establishment.

Jade Helm 15 has come right out and labeled Texas a ‘hostile territory’ and with the pre-placement of FEMA and emergency response teams due to the apocalyptic Texas weather PRIOR to the official onset of JH15, all of their equipment and personnel are being put into place.

Remember what happened to New Orleans residents after Katrina: gun confiscation there is a proven fact and as Police State USA reminds us, the incremental subverting of the right to bear arms is already underway across the country via legislation and outright attacks upon US Veterans to take away their legal rights to own guns after serving in US wars across the world.

Just think about it; somewhere in a room far away, evil plotsters have figured out a devious, ingenious way to inflict maximum damage and harm upon practically anything they want to and the death and destruction that follows will all be blamed upon ‘an act of God’, the weather.

That does sound nefarious, for sure. And over on, they make these cogent points

The storm’s timing comes just a little over a month after Governor Abbott issued a proclamation “renewing the certification that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in a specified number of counties in the State of Texas.”

Also massive military asset movement has been documented, streaming into Texas for the Jade Helm exercises, making the positioning of said assets to deal with a “state emergency” quite “coincidental.”

From severe drought conditions to deadly storms and flooding, all in a little over a month, brings about the question of whether Texas is being deliberately targeted by weather warfare technology because of their resistance, very public resistance I might add, to the Jade Helm exercises scheduled.

It is true that Texas sure did get a lot of rain within a few months of the Jade Helm outcry silliness. (So did Oklahoma, of course, which isn’t involved in Jade Helm, but maybe that’s a false flag?) Of course, the fact that a lot of rain is falling during an El Nino year, at a time when weather patterns—from New York to Tokyo—have been extreme doesn’t necessarily make “weather control technology that doesn’t exist” the most likely culprit for the storms. 

Given that Bill was a dud, we can probably rest easy on these conspiracy theories for a little while—at least, until the next storm, and the conspiracy theory that says that “Tropical Storm Bill was a deliberate attempt to mislead the public into believing that weather control technology doesn’t exist.” That’s the thing about conspiracy theories, after all—the less convincing they are, the more plausible they become to the people who want to believe them. 

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