UPDATE - Did China Cause its Own Quake?Could China have secretly caused the recent earthquake which killed over 35,000 people in order to quell unrest and improve its image?
The Chinese dictatorship has little regard for human rights and the lives of its citizens and does whatever it takes to maintain control over its population and stay in power.
Recently China has faced more unrest at home and loss of face since the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. Violent protests in Tibet and surrounding areas and widespread protests during the relays of the Olympic torch had caused panic among the cadre. The government’s performance during other recent disasters had caused it to lose face with its own people and it needed some event to restore faith in the dictatorship at home and abroad.
The recent earthquake was unusual enough to raise questions. Multi-colored clouds appeared before the earthquake and the area was also unusually quiet period before the 8.0-magnitude earthquake.
“There were no foreshocks and the activity level of minor quakes around the epicenter was low for quite a long time before the earthquake,” said Xiu Jigang, deputy director of the China Seismological Bureau (CSB).
Xiu Jigang also said there were no anomalies from of animals, underground water and other typical precursors, which can lead to a prediction of a major earthquake.
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This scenario would happen if China caused the quake with an underground nuclear explosion.
The Xinhua new agency reported an explosion of volcano was observed in the earthquake zone. However, people said that concrete debris was burst out of the crack during the quake instead of lava.
According to Boxun News, an independent news service covering China, the concrete was tested and found to be radioactive.
One anomaly that did occur is how quickly the Chinese government was able to respond with relief efforts. Another anomaly is the free access that foreign media have had to the earthquake zone.
While there may not yet be any proof that the dictatorship caused the earthquake as a PR stunt, they may have certainly done so, just as the US government may have steered hurrican Katrina into New Orleans and was responsible for the attacks on the Oklahoma City Federal building and the events on 911.
The technology to cause earthquakes and manipulate the weather is not new and is certainly being used by a number of countries. China has promised to use its own weather manipulation technology to assure sunny skies for the Olympics.