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Nikola Tesla's view on warTesla was opposed to wars in general. Nikola Tesla did devise protective measures that would prevent wars. Tesla found exceptions in some wars and some justifiable situations. Tesla envisioned that more terrible weapons were going to be developed in the future.

These weapons’ destructive actions and ranges would have virtually no limit. Tesla’s solution was to develop expedients for preventing any conflict. Tesla developed plans for known as “teleforce” [or, commonly, a “death ray” or even newer name H.A.A.R.P] (primarily a defensive weapon, but with characteristics of a weapon of offense).

The “teleforce” weapon was a type of defensive particle-beam weapon. This would allow protection against invasion. The device would provide complete protection against enemies approaching by sea or air. Tesla could not find financing for demonstration of the “death ray” discoveries. It could be used as an offensive weapon.

Tesla also advocated developing airplanes and wireless energy transmission.

What is H.A.A.R.P.?

The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes (such as missile detection). The HAARP program operates a major Arctic facility, known as the HAARP Research Station, on an Air Force owned site near Gakona, Alaska.

The most prominent instrument at the HAARP Station is the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high power radio frequency transmitter facility operating in the high frequency (HF) band. The IRI is used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere. Other instruments, such as a VHF and a UHF radar, a fluxgate magnetometer, a digisonde and an induction magnetometer, are used to study the physical processes that occur in the excited region. Work on the HAARP Station began in 1993. The current working IRI was completed in 2007, and its prime contractor was BAE Advanced Technologies.

As of 2008, HAARP had incurred around $250 million in tax-funded construction and operating costs. HAARP has also been blamed by conspiracy theorists for a range of events, including numerous natural disasters.

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Edvard Csanyi

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  1. Paulo
    Oct 16, 2014

    The Tesla’s death ray was a defense weapon cause you couldn’t carry it around… if it was supposed to propel electron at very high speed (capable of melting everything which it hit or pass by) guess what it would happen to the ship carrying it on the moment that it was shot.
    That would definitely be different from Wardenclyffe tower/Tunguska event [if there was ever any connection between those two – after more than 100 years still explainable]. Maybe Tesla let the tower go because of the risks of its usage (lack off founding and Titanic can also be a good explanation), and by the late time of is life and with the risk of a second world war he figure out a way to produce a defense weapon that could not be used has attack weapon or demanding huge logistics to some kind of attack usage (needing some kind of deployment)

    that kind of defense weapon would be very useful nowadays…

    Best Regards :)

  2. prodaja
    Apr 26, 2012

    Tesla was against the war, that’s for sure!

  3. gaurav
    Apr 08, 2011

    is it more harmfull than nuclear weapon?

    • Edvard
      Apr 08, 2011

      It’s really not comparable at all. Both weapons exist to harm a huge number of people at once, but HAARP seems to be more sophisticated, clean and silent weapon.

      This technology was ment originally to transmit free electrical energy to everybody, not to use that energy for destroying. Guess who doesn’t want this to happen’? It’s very sad to see people not understanding what’s actually goin’ on.

      But… hey, good always win… maybe not immediately, but it will – for sure.

  4. Edvard
    Mar 25, 2011

    Something pretty strange is goin’ on on the global with this ‘weapon’ called HAARP. If this thing can cause earthquakes, change the weather and many other insane things, then we’re in deep trouble.

    This makes me think about recent events in Haiti, New Zealand, Australia and finally Japan…

    • fp naude
      May 08, 2015

      Edvard; do you believe HAARP interferes with seismic events by means of magnetic interference?

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