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Exclusive: Navy Secretly Conducting Electromagnetic Warfare Training on Washington Roads

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, ethics, health, Navy, Olympic Peninsula, Western Washington )

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Without public notification of any kind, the US Navy has secretly been conducting electromagnetic warfare testing and training on public roads in western Washington State for more than five years.


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Roseann d (178)
Monday March 7, 2016, 4:35 pm
Insidious. Finally laying to rest the myth that the military is about protecting the populous. Electomagnetic warfare on it's own people.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday March 7, 2016, 8:13 pm
Thank you Roseanne! I was about to post this story, and you posted it three hours before!
I will re-post it in some of my Care2 groups, now.

Does anybody else have this problem - I don't get the NAMES of the 10 people that it says have Noted this story. Is it just ME - or is EVERYONE having this same problem? And their pictures too, along with their names. Including my name and my picture. C2 is experiencing an unusual number of glitches, it seems.
Also, there is this ANNOYING CHECKMARK where it says, "Publish my comment on Facebook". I don't think it actually means anything!
I would love to see some comments if others are having these same problems!

Anyway, thank you for this story which is an IMPORTANT one that I hope LOTS of people read and circulate on Social Media!
Somebody ought to make a Petition, too..... That gets attention.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday March 7, 2016, 8:17 pm
"Populous" actually is spelled "populace", meaning the People.
"Populous" is actually not a Noun but an Adjective, meaning basically, "crowded".

Electromagnetic warfare is VERY SCAREY.

Roseann d (178)
Monday March 7, 2016, 9:02 pm
Thanks BMutiny. I debated which one to use...and was lazy...din''t look up. Thanks for setting the record straight. ;-)

Animae C (507)
Monday March 7, 2016, 11:25 pm

Animae C (507)
Monday March 7, 2016, 11:26 pm
Huge problems BM!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday March 8, 2016, 8:12 am
that is, for when a bunch of us get together and decide to REVOLT against the Corporate Capitalists that are CONTROLLING GOVERNMENTS AROUND THE WORLD.

It has very limited uses for "Conventional Warfare" - two sides on a Battlefield dukeing it out.
More & more, "Conventional Warfare" is OBSOLETE.
The SPECTER of "Conventional Warfare" is just used as a BOOGYMAN to fuel Nationalist Sentiments, "They're coming to get us".... just as a PROPAGANDA PLOY to SCARE people into supporting the Corporate Capitalist Governments around the world.

More & More & More, War Tactics and War Technology are being developed for USE AGAINST THE PEOPLE, UP-RISING - Urban Warfare and "Crowd Control"
or "Crowd Annihilation".

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday March 8, 2016, 8:16 am
This VERY IMPORTANT article has been re-posted, by both myself and others, in several Care2 groups,
including "Atheist/Agnostic Alliance" and "Roadless Activists Network" and "Restoring Our Democracy!"

This ought to be CIRCULATED WIDELY on Care2 and on Social Networks -
it ought to get onto Care2's Front Page News! Please help it to do so!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday March 8, 2016, 8:19 am
Shared article all over social media.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday March 8, 2016, 8:36 am
As Truthout previously reported, the Navy itself has produced a medical study showing that exposure to electromagnetic radiation causes a myriad of human health problems,
including corneal damage, tubular degeneration of testicles, brain heating, sterility, altered penile function, death, cranial nerve disorders, seizures, convulsions, depression, insomnia, chest pain,
and even sparking between dental fillings.

Other reports by the US Air Force, NASA, medical doctors and scientific publications confirm these and other deleterious health effects that would result from the Navy's electromagnetic weaponry arsenal,
in addition to large-scale negative impacts on birds, aquatic life and other biota.

As Truthout previously reported, the Navy intends to conduct widespread electromagnetic warfare training across much of the Olympic Peninsula, which would entail flying as many as 153 jets down to 1,200 feet above ground in some areas, in 2,900 training exercises lasting up to 16 hours per day, 260 days per year, with no end date in sight.

The Navy's plans also include setting up mobile units on the ground, with towers emitting electromagnetic radiation signals for the planes to locate as part of their exercises. According to an email from Naval Warfare Range Manager Kent Mathes, if the Navy gets its way, there will be 275 "events" per year, between the mobile emitters and ships at sea. (This information is not mentioned in any public documents.) The definition of "event" is not clear, but according to other Navy documents, a single event can last from a few minutes to several days. If combined, the total number of events for the Olympic, Okanogan-Wenatchee and Colville National Forests will be over 5,000.

Sodano also stated the Navy's intent to drive the mobile emitters "on existing roads and trails throughout the Olympic Peninsula," and "all through most of the region as well as outside the geographic confines of the MOAs (Military Operating Areas) to optimize and vary training scenarios."

This means that while the Navy has been under widespread and growing public pressure against its proposed electromagnetic warfare training on the Olympic Peninsula starting this year, it has in fact already been secretly conducting training for at least five years in the Olympic National Forest and on public roads across the entire Olympic Peninsula.
[Just part of a MUCH longer article, with LOTS OF REFERENCES.]

pam w (139)
Tuesday March 8, 2016, 10:38 am

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday March 8, 2016, 7:09 pm
'In fact, the Navy itself has published a medical study warning of the extremely harmful health effects of exposure to even low levels of electromagnetic radiation. The Navy has known about these effects since at least 1971, when the Naval Medical Research Institute published a research report written by Dr. Zorach Glaser, of which Truthout acquired a copy. The title of the report is "Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena ('Effects') and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation."

Given that the Navy continues to claim that its electromagnetic warfare training exercises will have "no significant impact" on humans, it is interesting to note [w]hat its own research paper's abstract states:

More than 2,000 references on the biological responses to [microwave and] radio frequency and microwave radiation, published up to June 1971, are included in the bibliography. (Three supplementary listings bring the number of citations to more than 2,300.) Particular attention has been paid to the effects on man [human beings!] of non-ionizing radiation at these frequencies.

The Navy's paper lists well over 100 negative biological effects caused by microwave and radio frequency radiations, including: corneal damage, tubular degeneration of testicles, brain heating, alteration of the diameter of blood vessels, liver enlargement, altered sex ratio of births, decreased fertility, sterility, altered fetal development, decreased lactation in nursing mothers, altered penal function, death, cranial nerve disorders, seizures, convulsions, depression, insomnia, hand tremors, chest pain, thrombosis, alteration in the rate of cellular division, anorexia, constipation, altered adrenal cortex activity, chromosome aberrations, tumors,
altered orientation of animals, birds and fish,
loss of hair and sparking between dental fillings.

Given all of these severe health impacts, it is clear why so many people in Washington State are now concerned about the fact that the Navy has been secretly conducting electromagnetic warfare training on state roads as well as in the Olympic, Okanogan-Wenatchee and Colville National Forests.

"Chances are that for several years, motorists could have unknowingly encountered mobile emitters while driving, or could have parked near them at campgrounds or roadside pullouts," Sullivan concluded. "If the mobile emitters are conducting electronic warfare without hazard zones and with jets overhead sending down their own EM radiation, how is that not considered a public health hazard?"

Full Article Address:
[Warning: If you're pregnant, DON'T GO CAMPING OUT IN THE WOODS!]

fly bird (26)
Thursday March 10, 2016, 12:42 pm
Thanks for sharing, Roseann, and the fwd, Evelyn.
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