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Commentary Last Updated: Feb 2nd, 2010 - 00:51:55

What�s quaking, what�s shaking?
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor

Feb 2, 2010, 00:25

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An article by Holly Deyo on raises the question Did An 8.6 Quake Hit China? Her lede reads, �Something occurred in China yesterday [January 27, 2010], something that may have been a magnitude 8.6 quake.�

She went to say, �We don�t know what happened yesterday but two seismic monitoring stations some 1,300 miles apart both reported an 8.6 earthquake in China. Maybe it was a weapons test.� Whose weapons, theirs or ours? �Dirty boys with dirty toys,� as someone commented who sent me this report.

�However,� she added, �a large magnitude temblor struck in nearly this same location (36.500N, 105.700E) on December 12, 1920.� What a coincidence. But �the Haiyuan quake killed 200,000 people, caused landslides and collapsed thousands of homes.�

That�s not all. �Various magnitudes were reported for this temblor ranging from 7.8 to 8.5. Aftershocks shook the country for three years following.� Go to the link and scroll to three screen snapshots from reporting stations that still show an earthquake occurred. Correctly stated (though not on rense), the reporting organization INSF is from Romania; the Red Puma report is from Switzerland; and the csem emsc report is from the Euro Mediterranean.

So, what do we have here? Far East aggression or Western retaliation for something? We have to wait and see what�s shaking after the quaking.

On other fronts, rense brings us F. William Engdahl�s The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti, with earth-quaking news that that geophysicists believe that the hapless Haiti in Caribbean country may be �one of the world�s richest zones for hydrocarbons -- oil and gas -- outside the Middle East, possibly orders of magnitude greater than that of nearby Venezuela.�

It seems that Haiti and its mother island, Hispaniola, has the geological good or bad luck to stand in one of the world�s most active geological zones. Deepwater plates of three huge structures endlessly rub against each other, the intersection of North American, South American and Caribbean tectonic plates. Below the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean waters, these plates are made of an oceanic crust three to six miles thick and they top an adjacent mantel. Haiti rests at the edge of the dark place known as the Bermuda Triangle, an aquatic void that spews out and sucks in unexplained disturbances.

The huge mass of underwater plates are constantly moving, rubbing against each other like Caribbean lovers, along lines like cracks in a broken plate that has been re-glued. The earth�s plates move at a rate of 50 to 100 mm each year from one another. They are the origin of earthquakes and volcanoes. Where the plates converge, great volumes of oil and gas can be thrust upward from the Earth�s mantle, shades of Sir Thomas Gold�s book, The Deep Hot Biosphere.

As Engdahl writes, �The geophysics surrounding the convergence of the three plates that run more or less directly beneath Part-au-Prince make the region prone to earthquakes such as the one that struck Haiti with devastating ferocity on January 12.�

How true concerning the quake on the 12th, but how then on Monday, January 11, the very day before the quake, did DISA�s Jean Demay, technical manager for the agency�s Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project, just happen �to be at the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Miami preparing for a test of the system in a scenario that involved providing relief to Haiti in the wake of a hurricane. After the earthquake hit on Tuesday, Demay said SOUTHCOM decided to go live with the system [italics mine]. On Wednesday [the day after the earthquake] DISA opened up its All Partners Access Network, supported by the Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project, to any organization supporting Haiti relief efforts.� How amazing!

�The information sharing project developed with backing from both SOUTHCOM and the Defense Department�s European Command, has been in development for three years. It is designed to facilitate multilateral collaboration between federal and nongovernmental agencies . . .� As I wrote in HAARP, Haiti, Brzezinski and the NWO, �You�ll pardon my paranoia, but this is identical to drills being set up the day before 9/11/1 and NORAD.� Unless Jean has the ability to see into the future, perhaps in the pre-planning scenario there was a little HAARP lever pulled.

In fact, it�s interesting as well to hear from The Power Hour that HAARP . . . deleted its records from 2010-1-through-11. Daniel Solis wrote, �A very unusual deletion can be observed in the archived data of HAARP instrument readings from the day before the Haiti earthquake. Perhaps it is a matter of time until it will get fixed with a simple copy-paste operation, but I have made screen shots of it.

�Set the date in �Chart Archives� below the today�s graph to 2001/Jan/11 in the window below the graph and see for your selves. It is the only instance of such an occurrence I have discovered by looking through other historical dates. Perhaps some other deletions have already been fixed, I can think of date like May 12th 2008 or December 26th 2004.�

Now, who and why would someone want to delete HAARP�s records from Jan. 1 through 11? Could it be to cover up strange activities shown in its records from the various centers? Might it embarrass HAARP and the US government in relation to Haiti�s quaking and shaking? And might it have something to do also with what happened in China that�s not happened in that exact same area in 90 years?

Returning to the Engdahl article, in discussing the oil finds these days in the Caribbean, the Persian Gulf and the region from the Red Sea into the Gulf of Aden, there is a convergence area of huge tectonic plates, like the rich zones of Indonesia and the coastal waters of California. �In terms of the physics of the earth,� Engdahl writes, �precisely such intersections of tectonic masses as run directly beneath Haiti have a remarkable tendency to be the sites of vast treasures of minerals, as well as oil and gas, throughout the world.�

This would also account for the gold and iridium deposits recently found in Northern Haiti.

Read Engdahl�s article for finds in oil and gas in Port-au-Prince, Cuba, Spain�s Repsol, which left �the Peak Oil theorists with egg on their face. �It seems that more than 50 years ago the Russian and Ukrainian geophysicists worked in secrecy, confirming that hydrocarbons originated deep in the earth�s mantle under conditions similar to a giant burning cauldron at extreme temperature and pressure. They demonstrated that, contrary to US and accepted Western �mainstream� geology, hydrocarbons were not the result of dead dinosaur detritus concentrated and compressed and somehow transformed into oil and gas millions of years ago, nor of algae or other biological material.�

They �proved that the oil or gas produced in the earth�s mantle was pushed upwards along faults or cracks in the earth as close to the surface as pressures permitted. The process was analogous to the production of molten lava in volcanoes. It means that that the ability to find oil is limited, relatively speaking, only by the ability to identify deep fissures and complex geological activity conducive to bringing the oil out from deep in the earth,� reminding me of the Deep hot biosphere of Sir Thomas Gold.

Also, it seems that �the waters of the Caribbean, especially those off Cuba and its neighbor Haiti, are just such a region of concentrated hydrocarbons (oil and gas) that have found their way upwards close to the surface, perhaps in a magnitude comparable to a new Saudi Arabia.�

And thus Cuba is shaking hands with Russia and China for further exploration and development. Beware, oh bearded one, of a bit of quaking after the shaking. And beware, too, that there are 20,000 US troops in Haiti. Black gold has been found at the cost of black blood and woe unto those poor people lucky (or unlucky) enough to have struck pay dirt and those others slavering for it.

Perhaps Britain�s Royal Navy flotilla would have been able to help Haiti as it quaked and shook. Unfortunately, the flotilla was withdrawn to cut costs weeks before the Haiti disaster. �Naval sources told The Times that the unpublicised cut marked the first time that the Royal Navy has had a significant gap in cover in the Caribbean since the 17th century.�

�The force, which usually includes a Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel and a frigate, is deployed in Caribbean waters to provide support to British overseas territories, particularly during the May-December hurricane season, and to support Britain�s counter-narcotics role in the region.�

And so go the vagaries of quaking and shaking. One more was reported by that Israel Makes Waves by Simulating an Earthquake.

Everybody wants to get in the earthquake business. �The Seismological Division of the Ministry of National infrastructure�s Geophysical Institute will attempt to simulate an earthquake in the southern Negev on Thursday. The experiment, financed by the US Defense Department [italics mine], is a joint project with the University of Hawaii and is part of a scientific project to improve seismological and acoustic readings in Israel and its environs (Palestine), up to 1,000 km/621 mile radius.�

Israel wants to understand sound waves in the atmosphere better. Scientists can then fine-tune Israel�s seismological equipment to give advance warning of earthquakes. Are they worried about somebody? Measurements will also be taken in other countries, like Cyprus, Greece, France, and Germany. How�s this for fun: �Israel will create a controlled explosion (is that like a controlled demolition) of 80 tons of explosive material, the intensity of a tremor after an earthquake of Magnitude 3. Natural earthquakes of a similar intensity occur in the Middle East region about once a week, without the public feeling them.� So what�s the big deal?

�In the last few years, the Geophysical Institute has created several earthquake simulations in order to calibrate its equipment.� Today calibrations, tomorrow earthquakes. �In June 2004, the institute detonated 32 tons in the Beit Alfa quarries in the Jezreel Valley south of the Galilee. The success of the experiments has significantly contributed to improving the accuracy of identifying earthquakes in Israel.� So why not simulate a quake to shake down the wall between Palestine and Israel. Ending on a high note that would be a miracle, not a disaster.

Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer and life-long resident of New York City. Reach him at His new book, State Of Shock: Poems from 9/11 on� is available at, Amazon or

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