The ferocity with which Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe has led to it being called the worst natural disaster ever to hit the southern hemisphere. Cyclones, storms, floods and droughts are nothing new in the world but the frequency with which these occurrences happen is new.
No doubt climate change has a lot to do with it. Human activity, we are now convinced, has caused a good deal of climate change and the culpable actions have been recognised. But there is growing evidence that there is another form of human interference aimed at controlling weather patterns which seems to have gone under the radar-for obvious reasons. This is the phalanx of electromagnetic warfare carried out by the global military superpowers.
It should be kept in mind that when the notion that human industrial activity would lead to global warming was first articulated, it was dismissed as a conspiracy theory. Now we know better.
In the same spirit, for our Cover Story this month, Baffour Ankomah has researched the extent and scope of this form of top secret warfare and its implications. Is man playing God and reaping catastrophic results?
The UN has called it the worst weather-related natural disaster to hit the southern hemisphere in all history. Cyclone Idai made landfall on 14 March 2019, flattening Mozambique's coastal city of Beira, damaging about 100,000 houses there, before veering off to southern Malawi and Zimbabwe's picturesque Eastern Highlands districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge. Masvingo Province was also touched but fared better than its neighbours.
In the Beira area, the torrential rains that came with Idai created an inland ocean the size of Luxembourg, according to some reports. In Zimbabwe, Idai caused massive landslides that sent mud and rocks hurtling down the slopes of mountains, destroying villages and sweeping away their inhabitants in the huge floods that followed. Zimbabwean rivers empty into the sea through Mozambique, so the bodies of the swept-away villagers ended up floating in the floodwaters in Mozambique, where the unidentified were later buried.
The human death toll in the three affected countries had risen to over 1,000 at the time of writing. Thousands more were missing, and scores of Thousands more had been left homeless. Others were battling with cholera in Mozambique.
The damage to the physical infrastructure in the three countries is incalculable. Being predominantly agricultural countries, the crops that were nearing harvest, and hundreds of thousands of livestock (cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, etc) were washed away by the rampaging floods.
Ironically Idai means 'love' in Shona, the language that predominates in the worst-affected areas. Shona is Zimbabwe's main language, but it is also spoken across the border in Mozambique. It is said that the Zimbabwe Meteorological Department chose the name for the cyclone. But what is in a name? This Idai, however, had no love in its soul and made it abundantly clear.
Idai's extraordinary ferocity and the sheer magnitude of its destruction have led some people in and outside Africa to ask if electromagnetic/geophysical warfare caused the cyclone.
Invisible war machine
Their concerns are informed by the view of Fred Bucks, a former US military interpreter who now writes for the Canada-based media group, Global Research.
In a major article published by Global Research in 2010 and recently reprinted, titled HAARP: Secret Weapon Used...