I love conspiracy theories. Maybe it’s too early for this one. However, there are a number of intersting tidbits of information surrounding the earthquake in Haiti. Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuala, actually went on record today accusing the United States of deploying a ‘tectonic weapon’ that caused the earthquake. For a world leader to do something like this is, in my opinion, quite remarkable. Earlier, Chavez claimed that the US was using the earthquake as an opportunity to occupy Haiti.
In order for this conspiracy theory to move from totally ridiculous to barely plausible, a number of things need to be true:
- Tectonic weapons have to first of all exist. Of course, a weapon so powerful and lets face it, effective, would have to be completely secretive. Are they possible? Well, the former American Secretary of Defense, William cohen sure seemed to think so.
“Precautions against unconventional arms must be intensified as potential terrorists develop chemical and biological weapons and electromagnetic methods that could create holes in the ozone layer or trigger earthquakes or volcanoes.”
– Former US Secretary of Defense William Cohen speaking at the University of Georgia, 1997
- Haiti has to have something to offer. How about this? Trans-Caribbean Cable Company But who cares right? A giant cable? What if it was carrying sensitive material? Banking information, etc?
- Americans were quick to have high-ranking diplomats and massive amounts of troops on the ground before anybody else.
- Tesla postulated a machine like this in the 30’s.
- The timing of such an event would be ideal to cover up things happening on American soil, to take the attention off of them (skyrocketing debt, health care reform)
Chavez’s claim is that the US was using the earthquake as a practice for its real target of Iran.
It’s not that tough to de-bunk a conspiracy theory either:
- Weapons like this simply don’t exist.
- If it were true, a chump like Chavez wouldn’t know about it first.
- The aid that is pouring into Haiti has been mainly US led. Haiti’s been a terrible place to live for a really long time. Why would anyone want to go there, except to help.