Obama Engineers Hurricane Sandy?

2012-10-31 04:44:29 GMT2012-10-31 12:44:29(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

By Miao Miao, Sina English

As Hurricane Sandy blasts the eastern seaboard just over a week before Election Day, a number of theorists have questioned whether President Obama engineered the mega-storm to secure his re-election, USNews reports.

In recent days, several websites, including InfoWars.com, TheIntelHub.com, and ConsfearacyNewz, posted stories over the last several days alleging that The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) helped the president engineer Sandy.

HAARP, a research program managed by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, studies and conducts experiments relating to the ionosphere, or upper atmosphere.

NASA explains on its web site that the ionosphere is important because it often reflects radio waves and scatters GPS signals, leading to "a big impact on communications and navigation" on Earth.

Because of this, HAARP have been blamed for a number of natural events over the years, saying the government uses the Alaska-based program to manipulate the weather with the help of electromagnetic waves.

On last Friday, a story on InfoWars argues that Sandy "will undoubtedly produce widespread chaos and present an ideal opportunity for Obama to come off as a strong and decisive leader."

Obama cancels campaigning due to Sandy

On Wednesday U.S. President Barack Obama canceled all campaign events due to Hurricane "Sandy" making landfall on the East Coast.

The Democratic candidate was to hold a meeting with voters in Ohio, but decided to stay in Washington to coordinate the actions of the government forces in the aftermath of the disaster.

Obama said his priority now is the early transfer of resources to local authorities.

Meanwhile, rival Mitt Romney, said that his campaign will resume on Wednesday in Florida.

According to his press office the Republican is in Ohio, where he opened an endowment fund to victims of the hurricane.

Earlier, Romney said that he considers it necessary to cut funding for the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Full story)

Editor: Mei Jingya
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