From the January 2008 Idaho Observer:

Part 3: Yes, we are being sprayed

If someone takes conversational exception to the term "chemtrails" while discussing the curiously lingering and spreading of "contrails" in an otherwise blue sky, then ask them, "Are you aware that the government admits to the deployment of aerosolized particulates of known toxicity over America for training in military applications and other purposes? At that point, dismissing the existence of chemtrails as "conspiracy thinking" will be reduced to illogically denying that the government is openly exposing us to dangerous chemicals because we reject the term "chemtrails."

By Carole Pellatt

The substance being released from military aircraft is called "chaff" and started being used during World War II to jam enemy radar. Chaff is used today and is mentioned openly in many reports. Chaff has been sprayed upon us in military exercises since the 1940s.

According to the militaryís paper "Defensive Training Initiative," chaff contains; glass fiber (silica), aluminum, calcium oxide, magnesium oxide, sodium and potassium oxide, iron oxide, aluminum coating, silicon + iron, copper, manganese, zinc, vanadium, titanium and "other." 

Chaff is a health hazard if inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin.

Here are some excerpts from a 1998 Department of Defense Report by the United States General Accounting Office-09/22/98, GAO/NSIAD-98-219: "Chaff is used worldwide in conjunction with military training, testing, and other assigned missions.

"While DOD (Department of Defense) components report that chaff is an effective means of defense for aircraft, ships, and related weapon systems, DOD and other agencies have identified some unintended and potential side effects of chaff. Chaff can affect safety by interfering with air traffic control radar. Chaff can also affect weather radar observations and the operation of friendly radar systems, especially when vehicles stir up chaff that has settled on the ground. It has been reported that chaff has also caused power outages and damaged electrical equipment. Potential effects cited by Defense and other organizations include those on health and the environment. For example, the Air Force reported that chaff has a potential but remote chance of collecting in reservoirs and causing chemical changes that may affect water and the species that use it.

"Chaff can show up on radar as a false weather phenomenon and may affect lightning within storms. The National Weather Service (NWS) began to observe the widespread and frequent use of chaff in the late 1980s, when it started using new and more sensitive weather radar. Radar observations show that chaff can spread over several hundreds of miles and stay in the air for up to a day. A scientist formerly with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who now performs weather research at the University of Oklahoma, estimated it would have taken more than 200 billion chaff particles to create a radar picture taken in Arizona in 1997. DOD officials stated that it is improbable that such a large chaff deployment occurred outside of combat and is unlikely to occur in any future DOD training events...NOAA also provided pictures taken since 1993 in many other parts of the country and showing radar images of chaff."

Itís hard to believe that people spend time on the Internet arguing about "contrails versus chemtrails" when this has been going on openly for decades. Call it what you want, the military openly admits that is has been spraying us with chemicals of known toxicity, without our permission, for generations.

Pesticide spraying

We know the military sprays for many reasons. If you go to any Air National Guard site, aerial spraying missions are mentioned. Retrofitting C-135 refueling jets for aerial spraying missions is also mentioned. And if you read the annual military budget proposals, equipment and a myriad of heavy metal and chemical compounds for spraying are always on the wish list. According to the military, these spraying missions are for the alleged purpose of eradicating West Nile virus (WNV).

Chemical and biological pathogens

We have every reason to assume that the military is still performing "vulnerability testing," meaning that it is constantly testing how vulnerable we are to chemical and biological attacks by attacking us. We are "at war" and trying to make connections between past behaviors and probabilities of the present. I believe that some of the spray patterns we see in the air are to study drift patterns for chemical or biological weapons deployment in populated urban areas and to see how many people can be made ill by such attacks.

Weather modification

Geoengineering is at the forefront of weather modification. Weather modification exists, thereís no debate about that. Experimentation in the U.S. began in the late 1800s in an effort to bring rain to midwest farms and accelerated in earnest in the 1950s as the Russians had already been working on it for military applications and the cold war had begun. National Security Memorandum 165, from May 2, 1972, is called "International Aspects Of Weather Modification." The U.S. was well into itís program by then. The document was de-classified in 2002.

The United States and Canada entered into a weather modification treaty in March of 1975. To quote this document: "The Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America, aware, because of their geographic proximity, that the effects of weather modification activities carried out by either Party or its nationals may affect the territory of the other;

"Noting the diversity of weather modification activities in both Canada and the United States by private parties, by State and Provincial authorities, and by the Federal Governments;

"Believing that the existing state of knowledge warrants the expectation of further development over a period of time in the science and technology of weather modification. (a) "Weather modification activities," means activities performed with the intention of producing artificial changes in the composition, behaviour, or dynamics of the atmosphere."

This is a very interesting document, as it describes, in 1975, the intended atmospheric changes these countries were planning to execute.

Arizona: Hereís a little about Arizonaís role in weather modification exercises: Weather modification experiments began in 1952. From 1952-1956 Wilhelm Reich demonstrated clear desert greening effects during his cloudbuster operations near Tucson, AZ.

The OROP ARIZONA Experiment of 1989 was a series of cloudbusting experiments to "Bring Rain Into The Desert Southwest." These experiments were conducted by Dr. James DeMeo, Phd., of Therough Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory in the summer of 1989. Five separate field experiments were planned and announced in advance, undertaken by teams of workers using portable equipment, and recorded in extensive field observations. National Weather Service (NWS) data were used later to analyze the geographical distribution and intensity of atmospheric effects.

Itís interesting to note that one of the observations Dr. DeMeo made after his experiments was the connection between rainfall and underground nuclear testing: "The relationship between underground nuclear bomb testing and atmospheric phenomena needs further research and study. Soaring summertime temperatures were observed in the open desert shortly after a series of such tests. Additional systematic observations suggest a tendency for rainfall-diverting high pressures to build in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast following underground testing in Nevada. Similarly, an increasing buildup of DOR [dead orgone]-laden air, followed by drought or severe storms, has been observed in the Great Plains also following testing in Nevada."

In 1992 The Water Resources Department of Arizona was studying weather modification as a way of increasing the water table for a vastly growing state. After BuRecís (Bureau of Water Reclamation) role lessened, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through its Federal-State Cooperative Atmospheric Modification Program (AMP), became Arizonaís chief federal partner in weather modification studies. Arizona, which joined AMP in 1989, was one of five U.S. states participating in the program. The other current (1992) AMP states are North Dakota, Utah, Illinois, and Nevada.

To quote this 1992 report, "regardless of what the projects were called, early advocates of weather modification often promised more than could be delivered. During the early years of weather modification work in the 1950s and 1960s, the shift from research to actual application was too rapid. This premature action was not consistent with the careful evolution of a body of knowledge and the maturing of recognized scientific principles. This created weather modification credibility problems. Others remain fully convinced that weather modification holds great promise to augment water resources. They believe its premise is sound and scientific findings promising. They believe its potential will be realized with more research and the eventual application of cloud seeding activities."

One of the chemicals used in "cloud seeding" is silver iodide. Under the guidelines of the Clean Water Act enforced by the EPA, silver iodide is considered a hazardous substance, a priority pollutant and as a toxic pollutant.

At this point in history, we were heavy into the "Star Wars" program. Conceived decades earlier and made famous in the Reagan era, space is the new frontier for war and weapons. It is the playground of the military and a new theater for the arms race. Nuclear weapons, space-based lasers, first strike missiles, radar jamming satellites, electromagnetic weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and weather manipulation are all part of it. These high tech weapons require chemicals such as barium, aluminum, silver iodide, strontium, zinc and a whole array of other toxins to blanket the airófor radar jamming purposes, to test bacteriological drift patterns, to x-ray the sky to find optimum missile routes, to shroud a city or battlefield in cloaking metal particulates, to line up the criss-cross patterns in the sky with GPS, serve as a platform for virtual imagining and communications technologies or to cover an area in seeded clouds for weather modification. And these toxins are now being discovered in disproportionate amounts in bodies of water, soil, vegetation and even deer antlers.

People are discovering chemicals like barium fallout dusted on their cars and the rooftops of their houses. People are testing positive for barium poisoning and toxic levels of other heavy metals attributable to the incessant spraying activities.

Donít expect the sky to look the way you remembered it any time soon. The government has forfeited the skies and militarized them on your behalf, without your permission and with your money. They are up there, every day, putting their weapons and poisons in place and experimenting freely, in plain sight, with the gusto of kids on Christmas day. And we, the public, has given them our blessings through our non-action due to ignorance and indifference.

A fraction of what is going on in the air right now. You need only to read military budget reports to see whatís under-way: Department Of The Air Force Fiscal Year 2007óThe report is 566 pages long, so hereís only a few highlights of what  projects the air force is asking Congress to continue funding:

National Security Space Weather Programs

WEATHER SERVICE Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.

Air Force Weather Agency Beddown

Tactical Weather Radar

Weather Service Equipment Maintenance

High Energy Laser Initiatives

Space-Based Surveillance

Aerospace Vehicle Technologies

Aerospace Propulsion

Aerospace Sensors

DIRECTED ENERGY TECHNOLOGY (which means weapons)

Multi Disciplinary Space Technology

High Energy Laser Research

Advanced materials for weapons systems

Advanced aerospace sensors

Electronic combat technology,


High Energy Laser Advanced Technology Program

Polar MILSATCOM (Space)

Advanced (EHF MILSATCOM (Space).

National Polar Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

Space Control Technology

Space Radar

Airborne Electronic Attack

Next Generation Long Range Strike (NGLRS)

Nuclear Weapons Support

Counterspace Systems

Space Situation Awareness Systems

Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS)

High EMD

High Frequency Ground Control Antennas

Space Fence

Threat Simulator Development

Ranch Hand I (epidemiology study)

Space Test Program

Air and Space Operations Center - Weapon System (AOC-WS)

Space-based Infra Red System

Alternative Infra-red space system

Rocket Systems Launch Program

Space Test Program

Space and Missile Test evaluation center SPACE WARFARE CENTER

Space & Missile Test & Evaluation Center

Space Situation Awareness Operations, Counter-Chemical Biological Radiological

Nuclear Ops, Electronic Warfare Battle management

Satellite control networkÖ

This is barely a "teaser" of the types of experimentation going on in the troposphere of our earth right now. If you read army, navy, air force and marine operations reports and requisition reports, they are asking for hundreds of billions of dollars every year, and executing thousands of space based, chemical and biological, nuclear, weather-based, electromagnetic, laser, and traditional weapons testing and defense testing "research."

Itís ironic that they try to hide their operations, yet their appropriations and congressional validations are not classified.

Hereís the announcement that the air force will now take over space duties:

8/3/07 - WASHINGTON (AFPN)óAir Force officials here completed the final phase in integrating space functions into key Air Staff processes for operations, plans and requirements, or A3/5.

As of Aug. 1, space functions previously found within the Directorate of Strategic Security, or A3S, have been reorganized to better integrate the space domain throughout the A-staff. "Air Force missions have evolved to encompass air, space and cyberspace," said Maj. Gen. Roger W. Burg, the director of strategic security at the Pentagon. "We are witnessing an evolution in what it means to be an Airman, and this evolution should result in an ĎAirmanís Cultureí that embraces the core domains of air, space and cyberspace equally."

As they say, "In war, the only form of truth is denial." 

You just have to watch the sky to know that every day the military is up there. The corroborating evidence and official documentation is infinite. Yet what concerns me is the blatant denial on the part of the military and the government that anything is going on at all. Would it be so wrong to say, "Of course weíre working on weather modification, weíve been doing it for years, you can read the documents."

Instead, the message we get is, "Nope, not up there, you donít see anything, nothing at all, contrails, commercial airliners, you see nothing."

And itís telling that denial is also the official story from any organizations that are connected to the government, be it NASA, NOAA, FAA, NWS-which includes the Weather Channel, PBS, the EPA, the military and anyone connected with the military. Equally astounding to me is the number of people who are willing to accept these empty excuses from industry representatives. This causes my internal alarm to awaken my sense of historical memory and warn me that what we see in the sky is even more dangerous than any documentation we can get our hands on at the present time.

Meanwhile, doctors are trying to treat our "mystery" flus and illnesses, on-coming aches, flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, low-grade fevers, sore throats, "allergies," swollen glands and coughs that go on for unnatural spans of time. We are spending many more days per year with illnesses weíve never previously known. And thereís lots of them. Get used to this phrase: "Itís just a virus."

Perhaps we should consider that NASA was never about "one giant leap for mankind." Our technologies have made us no smarter, no less aggressive and infinitely more dangerous to ourselves and to our planet. Until we accept the realities and responsibilities of our political choices and our assent through silence, things will get worse. Until we accept our role in the escalation of violence in the world today, we will continue to see ourselves as innocent, righteous victims and the cycle of mass poisoning and violence will feed upon this blindness.

As we come to a close, I wanted to include in this article some quotes from a speech by a long time military man and decorated war hero. Major General Smedly Butler, USMC, was the most decorated marine in U.S. history at the time of his death in 1940 after 33 years of military service. In a speech delivered in 1933 he said, "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses."

What if this is another crucial point in history where our government is using fear against us in order to further dominate the world of business, at the cost of our retirements, educations, health, social systems, natural environments, world status and the lives of millions of people?

Will our children be reading about all the illnesses and destruction caused by weather modification and the militarization of space? Will they read of official denials and a brutal unwillingness on the part of authorities to reveal the names of the chemicals and substances we were forced to inhale daily under protest?

Will they read of class action suits and recently unclassified documents revealing how many thousands, if not millions of people were victims of military experimentation during the "war on terror?" Perhaps itís time for mankind to wake up and realize that maybe, just maybe, WAR IS WRONG and poisoning people without their knowledge or consent IS WRONG. Perhaps watching television, playing video games and surfing the Internet while our government kills people in foreign lands IS WRONG. Perhaps keeping ourselves entertained and distracted while our government rains toxic chemicals on us from airplanes is the WRONG spiritual path for the American people. Or is it that weapons of mass destruction, whether they are killing foreigners or killing us, are okay just as long as they are made in USA?