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U.S. Sonic Weapons vs Whales ::: Appeal for Sanity & Survival

by GaiaCore & GreenPeace Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2001 at 8:05 AM
mutanex@aloha.net Pele's Cauldron

Dr. Strangelove is all too REAL, my friends, and now he's teamed up with Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. Mengele, and Count Dracula to drain the world of all its color, under the authority of the sickly green dollar, waving the bloody bars and crooked stars of domination!

errorAloha Allies, Activists & Editors!

Imagine in the very near future that our planet were invaded by huge, metallic ships which descended from space and hovered over our lands, terrorizing all of humanity.

Then, despite no aggressive action our part, these giant ships began blasting massive sonic booms upon our cities, instantly deafening millions of us. Ears bleeding, we are shocked into submission and despair realizing we are powerless to stop the invaders. Never again will we listen to music, be able to hear the laughter of children, the songs of birds. Some of us even die from our internal sonic injuries.

Now imagine the ships are REAL! The aliens are US, or to be more specific, the "U.S.". All of the creatures of the world's oceans, who have lived there for millions upon millions of years, are being blasted with U.S. military sonic weaponry! The sonic blasts are about to be increased to the equivalent of sonic nuclear weapons being exploded across the planet. Already dolphins and whales are succumbing to this invasion, being deafened, disoriented, and dying en masse.

We who swim and communicate with our cetacean elders here in Hawai'i have been told of the insanity of these technologies which threaten all life on our planet. We are warned that the super-powered militaries must be stopped IMMEDIATELY from continuing with their mass-murder weapons and first-strike systems, namely the United States, now taken over by the most massive military corporations on the planet, represented by Halliburton CEO Cheney and Dresser Exec Bush. The dolphins and whales are trying to show us just how ALIEN we have allowed our society to be twisted, and how deadly we have become as a species.

One event, which stands out in its synchronicity, and which many people may have missed: Just days after the U.S. nuclear submarine carrying Tomahawk missiles ran over the Ehimi Maru and its schoolchildren here inside a WHALE SANCTUARY, a yearling Humpback whale breached up onto the back of a whale-watching boat, smashing into the deck, a behavior that has never happened before here. I truly believe this young whale was trying to PROTEST the symbolic significance of a nuclear submarine running over our own children! The Ehimi Maru was run over just days after the U.S. Navy announced it was moving its strategic command to Guam for more rapid mobilization in "areas of action" in the future.... meaning war in Asia.

I was born into, grew up in, and served in the U.S. Navy, and I am sending this S.O.S. (Save Our Souls) to the world not only for the sake of my cetacean elders, and all the other creatures of the oceans, but for the children of America: We need your help to stop this INSANE military machine which has seized American government and society and now is arming itself against all of us! The former U.S. "superpower" has degenerated into a corporate police-state bent on dominating all markets of the world, destroying and digesting every last wild treasure, killing or imprisoning all who resist. Dr. Strangelove is all too REAL, my friends, and now he's teamed up with Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. Mengele, and Count Dracula to drain the world of all its color, under the authority of the sickly green dollar, waving the bloody bars and crooked stars of domination!

Please read the VERY important information enclosed about the U.S. Navy's deployment of LFA sonic weaponry and take action in the next two weeks. That's how little time the whales have before the sonic bombs begin destroying entire ocean communities!

Also, enclosed is a sample of the ORWELLIAN military rhetoric being pumped out of the Pentagon, for you to witness the level of paranoia and hostility upon which current U.S. "foreign policy" is based. This MASS-MURDER MACHINE is truly a global concern now, and we Americans are begging for international intervention! Americans can't stop this MONSTROUS nuclear train, the emergency levers have all broken off, and the entire world will be swept up in the fireball!

What better place to start than by standing up for the dolphins and whales, who have existed in Earth's oceans for tens of millions of years before we busy machine-monkeys began burning up the world?!?

Emmissary B.Z. Bevans
GaiaCore Hawai'i
POB 6271 Hilo HAWAI'I 96720
(808) 969-3765


The National Marine Fisheries Service has agreed to hold three public hearings on the Navy's Low Frequency Active (LFA) sonar program. The hearings are scheduled as a result of requests by the public and from members of Congress. This is our last chance to be heard! Please publicize and attend one of the meetings below.

April 26, Los Angeles, California from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Renaissance Hotel, 9620 Airport Boulevard (near LAX).

April 28, Honolulu, Hawaii from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Marriott Waikiki Beach Hotel, 2552 Kalakaua Avenue.

May 3, Silver Spring, Maryland from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in the Auditorium of Silver Spring Metro Center Building 4, 1301 East-West Highway

This is an international issue because worldwide deployment is planned!

Voice your concern. Make your opinion heard.
Remember, what we do today will be left to our children tomorrow.

"Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

Ocean Mammal Institute


NRDC Blasts Proposal Allowing Deployment of Controversial Navy Sonar Program


>From Natural Resources Defense Council

WASHINGTON - A rule proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service that would allow the U.S. Navy to deploy a powerful new global sonar system drew protest from NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council) today. The environmental group says the sound generated by the system is so intense that it could harm marine life that depends on hearing for survival. The group called for further study before deployment.

"Whales and other marine species rely on hearing at least as much as people rely on sight," said Joel Reynolds, director of NRDC's Marine Mammal Protection Project. "We are very concerned that the rule the fisheries service has proposed may not protect this essential piece of the ocean environment."

The system, known as LFA for the "low frequency active" sonar it employs, functions much like a floodlight, scanning the ocean at enormous distances for enemy submarines. It is so powerful that a single source can illuminate hundreds of thousands of square miles of ocean at one time. At close range, the noise it produces is millions of times more intense than the Navy considers safe for human divers and billions of times more intense than the level known to disturb large whales. Before NRDC uncovered the program in 1995, the Navy had been testing LFA without the fisheries service's approval.

The fisheries service decided to proceed despite unanswered questions about a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas last March. A fisheries service-Navy investigation already has established that the strandings were caused by a Navy battle group's active sonar system. That system used mid-frequency sound, which generally does not travel as far as LFA. Last month a marine scientist stated in a letter to the Navy that a number of species stranded in the Bahamas had virtually disappeared from the area.

"The Bahamas strandings confirm just how serious the risks of active sonar can be," said Michael Jasny, an NRDC consultant. "It's astonishing that the fisheries service would propose a rule for a system of such extraordinary reach before its own investigation is completed."

The release of fisheries service's proposed rule opens a 45-day period for public comment that closes May 3. The agency then will decide whether to finalize it. The Navy received more than a thousand comments from concerned parties on its own environmental analysis of LFA, and environmentalists believe that the response to the fisheries service's proposal will be at least as strong.

"The National Marine Fisheries Service has a fundamental responsibility under federal law to ensure the health and safety of marine mammals," Reynolds said. "We will be examining its decision very closely."

The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has more than 400,000 members nationwide, served from offices in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

For more information, contact:
Joel Reynolds at (323) 934-6900 or Michael Jasny at (323) 934-2138
Natural Resources Defense Council
(323) 934-6900

Web site:

Act Now!

The National Marine Fisheries Service is accepting public comments through May 3, 2001, on whether to grant the Navy's LFA permit request. Use the form below to fax a message to the chief of the Fisheries Service's Marine Mammal Conservation Division, telling her to deny the Navy's request to deploy LFA sonar.

For the last several years the U.S. Navy has been moving ahead with plans to deploy Low Frequency Active Sonar, or LFA -- a new extended-range submarine-detection system that will introduce into the world's oceans noise billions of times more intense than that known to disturb large whales. Now the National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed issuing a permit that would allow the Navy to proceed with LFA deployment and, in the process, to harass, injure, or even kill marine mammals while flooding the ocean with intense noise.



Your Help Urgently Needed NOW to Stop Low Frequency Active (LFA) Sonar Testing!

Testify at (or send testimony to) the Public Hearing
on Saturday, April 28th

WHERE: Honolulu, Hawaii Saturday, April 28th 1 - 5 p.m. Marriott Waikiki Beach Hotel 2552 Kalakaua Avenue


Bowing to an extraordinary number of requests, both from the public and from members of Congress, the National Marine Fisheries Service has agreed to hold three public hearings on the Navy's Low Frequency Active (LFA) sonar program. Now that we have secured an opportunity to be heard, it is crucial that we all take advantage of it.

Speakers will probably have between 3 - 5 minutes. Even if you are not planning to speak, you are urged to attend as a witness., or send a letter asking the NMFS to deny the U.S. Navy's application for permission to deploy the SURTASS LFA sonar system worldwide for five years. Letters must be in before May 18th!

Write to: Donna Wieting, Chief of Marine Mammal Conservation Division Office of Protected Resources National Marine Fisheries Service1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910-3226 Fax: (301) 713-0376

Send Free Fax Online!

For information or assistance in preparing testimony, please contact

Rob Wilder -- rob@pacificwhale.org or (808) 879-8860 or Lanny Sinkin -- light@ilhawaii.net or (808) 961-9011

For assistance outside Hawaii, please contact Cheryl Magill, Coordinator, Stop LFAS Worldwide Network -- cheryl@manyrooms.com

More Action Info at Pacific Whale Foundation:


Write a Simple Letter to Help Stop LFA Sonar Funding

There is also a move in Congress to request oversight hearings on the budget of this potentially disasterous project. The way we can stop the U.S. Navy from installing and blasting LFA sonar throughout the world's oceans is to cut off the funding. This system is being funded in OUR name with OUR tax dollars. We need to have Congressional Oversight Hearings. You can help by writing a simple letter to your congressional representatives.

Your letter will be most effective if you put it in your own language on your personal letterhead. Handwritten letters are best. Make it personal. Mention your profession.

SAMPLE LETTER to Elected Officials

Dear (name of senator or congress person),

I am writing to ask you to support oversight hearings into the U.S. Navy's antisubmarine warfare program, particularly into the low frequency and mid-range sonar that have such potentially devastating impacts on marine life.

We need an audit by the Government Accounting Office of the US Navy's low frequency active (LFA) sonar program.

This program should be terminated: 1. To avoid an environmental disaster. The Navy's final Environmental Impact Statement excludes evidence demonstrating the adverse effects of LFA. Nor does it consider how long-term exposure will affect hundreds of marine species. 2. Because passive listening devices are now available which can achieve the same national security purpose (detection of silent submarines) without causing such harm.

As a (resident /business manager/parent ) I am extremely concerned about the LFA sonar could inflict on marine life, humans in the water and the economy of Hawaii.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, (Your name & Address)
Send the letter to:

Senator Daniel K Inouye 722 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (808) 541-2542 Send Sen. Inoye Email Via Form:

Senator Daniel Akaka 141 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 (808) 522-8970

Representative Patsy Mink * 2135 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (808) 242-1818 (Maui office) * Please thank Representative Mink on the strong stand she has taken against LFA sonar.

Representative Neil Abercrombie 1502 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (808) 541-2570
Also "cc" your letters to:

Mr. J. S. Johnson
Attn: SURTASS LFA Sonar OEIS/EIS Program Manager
901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 708
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 477-8743 (Voice Mail)
(703) 465-8420 (Fax)

Send your questions and/or comments concerningSURTASS LFA Sonar at: eisteam@mindspring.com

More Action Info at Pacific Whale Foundation:


U.S. Submarine Force Future Vision

The U.S. Submarine Force will remain the world's preeminent Submarine Force. We will aggressively incorporate new and innovative technologies to maintain dominance throughout the maritime battlespace. We will promote the multiple capabilities of submarines and develop tactics to support national objectives through battlespace preparation, sea control, supporting the land battle and strategic deterrence. We will fill the role of the Joint Commanders' stealthy, full spectrum expeditionary platform.

The U.S. Navy must prepare for the eventual ability of regional powers or peer competitors to construct a robust area denial capability. The submarine's ability to gain and sustain access by penetrating a denied area, independently, covertly, and for long duration, provides a unique tactical advantage over other assets in the Navy inventory. Virtually invulnerable to cruise and tactical ballistic missiles as well as weapons of mass destruction and information warfare, submarines provide U.S. operational commanders the critical tools they need to prepare and shape the battlespace to ensure the defeat of the advanced area denial threat. U.S. submarines operating undetected near the enemy coastline provide a complete picture of the undersea, surface and near shore environment and enemy force dispositions and preparations. In this role, submarines mitigate the risk and enable the effective employment of the full force of our naval power against the adversary. As such, submarines are a necessary, although not sufficient, element of our nation's military.

Employing currently available onboard imagery and SIGINT equipment- specially equipped unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and potentially unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs) in the future- the submarine can gather intelligence information that no other national asset can duplicate. The submarine's ability to map the undersea environment with onboard sensors and UUVs furnishes our operational commanders a compete picture of the undersea battlespace, providing them with the location of mines and enemy submarines and, as importantly, negative information-where they are NOT. Using the strike capability resident in Tomahawk as well as the unique ability of the submarine to covertly insert Special Forces, submarines can destroy targets from denied areas while providing little or no warning to the enemy. These strikes will reduce or destroy an enemy's area denial capability and allow entry of less stealthy forces. The submarine's ability to prepare and control the undersea battlespace will be of paramount importance in 21st century combat in the littorals.


Chief of Naval Operations Submarine Warfare Division (N87) 2000 Navy Pentagon Washington, DC 20350-2600

If you would like to comment

Send your comments to us at

Do you have concerns? Unanswered questions?
In upcoming issues, a new department, Ask The Flags, will be taking questions and comments from the Fleet and directing them to Submarine Force flag officers. Selected questions and responses will then be printed in Undersea Warfare.

Please submit all items to: subwarfare_mag@hq.navy.mil or call: (703) 604-7833
Undersea Warfare wants to hear from you!


Subject: Save the Dugong of Okinawa

Here in Japan, the Save Dugong Campaign Center has just started to
collect signatures to save the dugong and other endangered species of
Okinawa. They are living in the region where the Japanese and US
governments are planning to construct a new large scale US military base.

Please check out the English website at

and send your signature and message. We need big help from American

Thank you.

Sachiko Mitsunaga
(Linking Peace & Life, Japan)


Sign Greenpeace's Petition for a Global Whale Sanctuary!




Latest News


5 April 2001

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has arrived at the Kwajalein Missile Range, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, to protest the upcoming US Star Wars missile test.

The next test of the Star Wars missile system, involving the launch of an intercept missile from Meck Island in the Kwajalein Atoll, is due to take place some time in the next three months. The objective of the test flight is to destroy a missile launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as it is in mid-flight over the Pacific. The test is a critical one for the Bush Administration, which is a strong proponent of Star Wars, because two of the past three tests have failed.

"Just as Greenpeace campaigned against nuclear testing in the Pacific, Greenpeace is campaigning against the testing of the Star Wars system there; a system which threatens to ignite a new nuclear arms race and greatly increase the risk of conflict globally," said Greenpeace campaigner Mike Townsley from the Rainbow Warrior.

"We have sailed to the heart of the Star Wars testing range to call for an end to the US Star Wars plans because of the clear and present danger it poses to achieving a world free of nuclear weapons; something that Greenpeace has worked to achieve for thirty years", continued Townsley.

The SV Rainbow Warrior departed Auckland, New Zealand on February 13, 2001. There are 22 crew onboard from Britain, Denmark, the United States, India, Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, France and Germany.

The ship intends to tour the Marshall Islands with open days in Majuro and Ebeye to discuss with the Marshallese people why Greenpeace is opposed to the Star Wars programme.

To follow the Warrior's campaign against Star Wars and Greenpeace Star Wars activities elsewhere, visit the new website at: http://www.stopstarwars.org


- William Peden, Greenpeace International Disarmament Campaigner on +1 202 2859130
- Jon Walter, Greenpeace International Press Officer: +31 653504731



Date: Monday, April 23, 2001 11:35 AM

Subject: Vieques Update 4/23

Hey y'all,

Two days after sending out the last updates, the Navy announced that it
will be bombing in Vieques staring on April 27th. There has been
sporadic bombing over the last year. However, this will be the first
bombing of the new administration both here and there.

And what a difference that can make. Not in the US. The Cheney
administration is taking the same tack of Clinton: stall, deny and
bomb. But here in Puerto Rico, the announcement has brought the loudest
uproar in a year. A demonstration is planned for this Thursday in front
of the Capitol. The next day bombing is scheduled to begin. Also
scheduled is the first civil disobedience in months, and amongst those
planning to be arrested are 20 legislators. There is even talk of
convening a session of the Puertorican legislation in the Navy
territory. (This was suggested by one of the most fervent pro-Americans
politicians as a taunt- If you really believed.... )

Today or tomorrow the legislature is expected to pass a law regulating
sound in Vieques. In theory, this would effectively shut down the
bombing. When asked if this law would violate the accord with the US
which calls for a referendum between three years of bombing or unlimited
bombing, the governor replied: "Accord? What Accord? There is no accord!"

The legislation is based on studies that infra sound vibrations can
cause damage to the heart. The Navy of course denies this as well as
every other study that has shown health problems in Vieques. Recently,
John Hopkins was hires by the Navy to look at one such study. JH
announced that the findings of the study were "incomplete." Thus no
scientific proof. A couple days later the Navy admitted that it had not
given all of the data to JH.

Speaking of lack of scientific proof, the PR government recently
released a report that had been conducted by the previous government but
then buried. Taking advantage of the peace, a team from the University
of Georgia found "the existence of thousands of barrels and compressed
gas cylinders sunk onto the coral reefs of Vieques. We have now
demonstrated that toxic substances are leaking from the underwater
bombs, and that this toxic material is now found in living marine
organisms on the reef. " The report said that further study needs to be
done by the EPA. The EPA however is refusing because it's too dangerous
to see if it's dangerous or not. Really.

{}April 19th was the second anniversary of the death of David Sanes, the
Viequense whose death sparked the movement here. On April 19th, the
second anniversary of the death of David Sanes, his mother died.

{}{}In Virginia, a group of 500 people have signed on to a lawsuit
against the US Navy over noise from its jets.

{}{}{} In sporting news, PR baseball player Igor Gonzalez recently met
with Bush in the oval office. The two had known each other when Bush was
employed as Son-of-the US-President by the Texas Rangers. Gonzalez told
Bush of his support for an immediate end to the bombing of Vieques. Bush
responded that he believes there are not enough peanuts in cracker jack

{}{}{}{}In more sporting news, the new mini-fly (?) weight boxing world
champion is from Vieques. Like most events in Vieques, his arrival
turned into a peace rally, being greeted by activists Ismael Guadalupe
and Carlos Ventura.

{}{}{}{}{}For those of you in NYC there will be a demonstration Sat
April 28th at 12 noon at 26 Federal Plaza - near Duane Street on
Broadway Lower Manhattan, New York City

{}{}{}{}{}{}Corrections, the name of the US Secretary of Defense is not
Lumphead, it's Chumfed. My apologies once again.



"I believe the first living cell had echoes of the future
in it, and felt direction and the great animals, the deep
green forest and the whale's-track sea; I believe
this globed Earth not all by chance and fortune brings forth her broods, but feels and chooses.

"And the Galaxy, the firewheel on which
we are pinned, the whirlwind of stars in which
our Sun is one dust-grain, one electron, this
giant atom of the Universe is not blind force,
but fulfills its life and intends its course."

Robinson Jeffers "De Rerum Virtute"

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