The “chemtrails” debate is heating up in Ohio, just like the planet. The Akron Beacon Journal became the first large mainstream daily newspaper to cave in and cover the issue in a front page story entitled, “Conspiracy theorists look up.” (March 16, 2002) The Free Press received numerous photos and a sworn affidavit from Michel Massullo of Akron documenting extensive aerial activity over that city on February 18, 2002.

Massullo wrote “I took a lot of photographs on February 18. While some of these may seem redundant I wanted to verify that it was actually happening and that it wasn’t a fault in the camera.”

Last year, U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Lakewood) introduced a bill that specifically banned chemtrails as weapons. The U.S. Air Force has officially denied any involvement in “any weather modification experiments or programs and has no plan to do so in the future.” Earlier this year, Rep. Kucinich told the Columbus Alive that they should speak to the Pentagon regarding an “‘ongoing program’ called ‘Vision for 2020.’”

Kucinich went on to tell the reporter that the program, along with the strange events surrounding the anthrax scare, was “X-files stuff.” U.S. government documents indicate that the U.S. Space Command has specific plans for the complete “dominance” and weaponization of space under a program called “Joint Vision for 2020.”

So, if the Air Force is denying its participation, it doesn’t mean that the U.S. Space Command is not actively engaged in a ongoing program involving chemtrails. While the government has been quick to label chemtrails as a hoax, a proposed UN treaty on the “Permanent Ban on Basing Weapons in Space” specifically refers to banning “chemtrails” under Article 5(3) “‘Exotic weapons’ systems.”

The U.S. government is in the odd position of claiming that chemtrails are hoaxes that don’t exist while at the same time the UN and the rest of the world is trying to ban them.

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