Californian Drought

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Relentless Chemtrail Spraying and HAARP-manufactured weather events have been used to radically alter California’s climate

For anyone who has closely tracked the evolution of California’s ever-worsening drought, it has been apparent — from the very beginning — that something is very wrong with this mostly man made catastrophe.

The purpose of this exposé is to reveal the evidence, some scientific and some anecdotal, which indicates that this historic and unprecedented drought has been literally engineered from start to finish. Just like LA’s Hollywood studios have produced so many disaster epics, the Government-Corporate Complex has quite purposefully staged this catastrophic drought throughout the statewide ‘set’ of California.

Again, the thesis of this essay is that both the U.S. Federal Government and select Military-Industrial Complex corporations have conspired to create the California drought. While that may sound like a conspiracy theory to some, the growing body of evidence points directly to a Government-Corporate Complex* complicity.

*The Government-Corporate Complex represents the collusive relationship between all levels of government and virtually every publicly traded corporation. This includes the U.S. Federal Government, all state governments, as well as all county and city governments. This unwritten relationship especially includes those corporations which constitute the Military-Industrial Complex. The corporations which make up the Fortune 500 corporations also play an integral role in this unspoken arrangement. For more information on the Government-Corporate Complex, please refer to the following essay: The Government-Corporate Complex Takes Complete Control Of The USA

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Background to the California Drought Plan

California is the eighth largest economy in the world. It’s agricultural industry produces a massive amount of food for the USA as well as the world-at-large. Silicon Valley alone contributes a significant amount to the state GDP. Likewise, the Military-Industrial Complex owns and operates major enterprises across the entire state of California as does the Motion Picture Industry. When considered in the aggregate, these sectors of the state economy also make up a substantial portion of the U.S. GNP. Therefore, it is very easy to see how putting a HUGE dent in the California economy would affect millions of people and many communities, as well as numerous corporations and companies operating both in-state and nationwide.
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Wrecking California’s Economy Is An Integral Part Of The Geoengineeering Agenda

Obviously an historic 1200 year drought will have countless impacts, both major and minor, on California agriculture. The longer this predicament continues, the greater the effects on the state economy. A drastic drought-caused reduction of the water supply also affects other water-intensive industries such as fracking and oil drilling. Even those businesses which do not rely on water, except for office water fountains and executive showers, are being affected.
Homes in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in the Coachella Valley. Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent statewide reduction in non-agricultural water use. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

Homes in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in the Coachella Valley. Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent statewide reduction in non-agricultural water use. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

Why would any relocating employee ever want to buy a home anywhere there might be water rationing for the foreseeable future, or worse — no water at all?!

“The Golden State” of California was quite purposefully chosen as the site for this geoengineering ‘experiment’ with a quite purposeful agenda. This agenda has different components. The climate engineering component is by far the most far-reaching and consequential and has been operating for some time now. However, in this case, climate engineering via atmospheric manipulation has been taken to an entirely new level and in a very dangerous direction over the past few years.

California has been a trendsetting state since its inception in 1850. What happens there can often have profound repercussions for the rest of the nation. Like so much that comes out of Southern California (especially LA, the drama capital of the world), the influences can be rather melodramatic and impressive. Hence, any drama that is staged there can be easily used to impress the other 49 states. After all, isn’t that exactly what the Film Industry has done for several decades … only it isn’t just the USA that is affected by what comes out of Hollyweird Hollywood these days, the whole world can be quickly touched or deeply moved by its cinematic output.

What does this have to do with an obviously engineered statewide drought?

Everything the geoengineers do has much purpose behind it, as well as multiple objectives. Just like the 9/11 false flag terrorists attacks were staged to “shock and awe” the American people into submission, the California drought is being utilized to soften up the citizenry to accept geoengineering 24/7. Not only will they tell us that it is necessary to conduct this weather modification program in order to compensate for a debilitating statewide drought, they will also invoke National Security. Because of the seriousness of this unending drought, they can now point to sheer survival, as in where else are we going to grow our food.

Nothing produces quicker widespread acceptance, of any misguided scheme, like an existential threat. Employing the Problem-Reaction-Solution MO of Hegelian Dialectic fame has always been their most effective way of controlling whole countries and populations, cities and communities everywhere. In the case of California it will no doubt work like a charm as the drought inexorably chips away at every last vestige of resistance to a fully geoengineered planet.

Their thinking is that if the sun-loving, fun-loving residents of California will accept chemtrailed skies and HAARP-induced rain events, surely the other 49 states will go for it. Direct the course of the bellwether state of California and the rest will eventually go along, if not to just get along with their neighbors. Likewise, take down the biggest state in the union — HARD — and the rest will gladly climb on board the coming geoengineering train wreck.
One of the primary goals of the CA drought scheme is manufactured consent.

After years of unrelenting drought various sectors of California’s economy have had enough. Farmers big and small have been pushed beyond their limits. Many have decided not to plant until the drought ends. The Agriculture Industry supports many other businesses throughout the state which are also feeling the pain. In view of the ongoing agricultural disaster, anyone associated with farming and husbandry is now beyond desperation. A whole way of life is slowly disappearing across large swaths of California.

For obvious reasons the real estate market is likewise suffering, particularly in those areas where freshwater supplies have always been unpredictable or problematic. As a result, relocations are way down as are new housing starts, regardless of what the falsified government statistics portray. This has made business in general a rather tedious affair because of the difficulty in relocating key employees from around the country or around the state. Who wants to pay way too much for an overpriced house anywhere, especially if it’s located in a waterless region?

The Motion Picture Industry had already taken a new approach toward finding filming venues outside of the state of California after the recession hit hard in 2008. With the increasing scarcity of water, this movement abroad to foreign nations, as well as to significantly less expensive shooting locations in the other 49 states, has now become common practice. Hollywood is quickly reducing its filming footprint statewide and will continue to do so in the face of water shortages across the drought area.

Traditionally known as “The Golden State”, even the new gold of the 21st century found in Silicon Valley is not immune to the vagaries of freshwater supply. Although the drought would seem to have nothing to do with information technology and related enterprises, it is the cyber-buzz that originates in and around the valley that is taken advantage of by those who want the whole world to know that:

In this fashion consent can be very easily manufactured concerning those government and corporate initiatives which the geoengineers are quickly moving from the drawing board to manifestation. They know that receiving the approval of the citizenry to proceed with their geoengineering agenda is much easier than attempting to foist it on the whole state, or on the entire USA, without any consent as they have already done in secret by way of various covert geoengineering operations.

The crux of that agenda is, of course, the enactment of legislation which will grant broad powers to implement a nationwide program of geoengineering, not too dissimilar to what they as currently doing under the radar. Using the Problem~Reaction~Solution model of social engineering in the current context of an extremely problematic and protracted drought, the many reactions are being clocked by all the appropriate government agencies. Ultimately the perfect solution will be presented by those who created the problem in the first place.
Unrestricted Geoengineering Executed Globally 24/7
If they are already geoengineering 24/7, why, pray tell, would they seek approval from the people to continue doing it?
Because there is now a massive groundswell of very hostile opposition to the geoengineering techniques which people can see and feel. The internet has spawned a rapidly growing network of environmental activists, health advocates and political operatives who are quite aggressively spreading the word about Chemtrails. They have been extremely successful at raising awareness throughout every sphere of life. When indisputable photo-docs like the following are being circulated far and wide, the geoengineers have a lot of extremely uncomfortable explaining to do.

Chemtrails, The Jets That Spray Them,
And The Equipment Used Are Proof Of
An Ongoing Global Conspiracy

The systematic aerosol spraying of chemtrails throughout the skies of the USA is the most flagrant example of unlawful geoengineering at work. The U.S, Military has been conducting these and other similarly illegal programs for many years completely under the radar and ostensibly in the interest of ‘national security’. Except that chemtrails can no longer be kept off the radar screen so ubiquitous and intense have the spraying operations become. The following important article lays bare what many have known for years, but which only recently was confirmed by a real military insider.

OPERATION INDIGO SKYFOLD: The Most Secret Covert Black Operation In World History

Simply put, a growing segment of the U.S. citizenry is now extremely aware of the clandestine chemical assault that chemtrails represent. They are also grimly aware of the extent to which sunlight is being artificially blocked. Particularly in the sunny states like California and Florida are the strong sentiments growing solidly against chemtrail spraying. So angry are many who see the amount of natural sunlight diminish by the day that this cause has served to unify disparate environmental activist and health advocacy groups across the whole spectrum.

The geoengineers now know that they can no longer get away with spraying under cover of darkness at night or above the cloud cover by day. The chemtrail cat is out of the bag and will only make more mischief for them. As a result, their immediate goal is to sufficiently manufacture consent so that the public will be manipulated into the ‘legal’ act of uninformed approval via their government representatives.

Once a sufficient percentage of people are on board with chemtrailed skies — all day, every day — one of their main goals will have been achieved. Broad acceptance in a large and powerful state like California permits them to use the success which will then be duplicated in all the other ultra-liberal coastal states such as New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Oregon, Connecticut, etc. When this milestone has been passed, it’s just a matter of time before all the blue states ignorantly climb on board the geoengineering train(wreck).

In this manner the geoengineers have now been forced to ‘legitimize’ their geoengineering programs by compelling key state legislatures to approve the new geoengineering laws which were written years ago for this very moment. After enough states have signed on to the ‘new’ out-in-the-open geoengineering agenda, the geoengineers will then be well positioned to propose over-arching national legislation in Washington.

With this quasi ‘approval’ of the American people in hand, the geoengineers will then be able to advance their agenda globally. Their ultimate intention is, after all, the expeditious implementation of a worldwide geoengineering regime. This approach will be pitched as the answer to the inexorable and ever-destructive Global Climate Change being witnessed across the planet. Just as California has borne witness to the ravages of Global Climate Change, so too have many other states and cities, countries and continents.

What is the ultimate aim of this carefully executed scheme?

The top goal of their rapidly unfolding agenda is to pass a series of profound pieces of legislation and treaties all of which aim to impose new laws concerning geoengineering. Of course, they will go by different names like weather modification and atmospheric testing, solar radiation management and stratospheric aerosol engineering among other forms of geoengineering.

No doubt that their biggest goal is to have climate engineering universally accepted as a legitimate way of responding to Global Climate Change. Once they have accomplished this feat, they will be free to keep their chemtrail jetliners in the air 24/ 7 spraying anything and everything on the planet below in their feeble attempt to slow down the inevitable.
The Pharmaceutical Approach Has Always Been Their Preferred Methodology

As a global antidote to Global Climate Change, the geoengineers are operating under the incorrect understanding that shifting climate patterns can be ‘fixed’ with a dose of chemtrail/HAARP medicine. Some of these highly misguided and profoundly mistaken PhD geoengineers really believe that the pharmaceutical approach will save the day … as well as the planet from the incessant devastation caused by global warming and/or global cooling, global drought and/or global deluge.

Just like many a cancer patient who might receive a three-pronged medical attack of radiation, chemotherapy and surgical procedures in order to force the cancer into remission, geoengineers believe they can duplicate the process to save Mother Earth. Only in this case they are utilizing HAARP frequencies, chemtrails and other forms of terraforming techniques ‘to put things right’. For many of them, total planetary weather control is the last frontier here on Earth. They have been experimenting over many decades now with this pharmaceutical approach, all to no avail except, that is, to significantly exacerbate many years of Global Warming.

Fabricating (or contributing to) a Global Warming scenario has always been their main goal.

It’s extremely important to understand, especially for the Global Warming deniers, that it was the geoengineers who have contributed significantly to the recent period of planetary warming over the past few decades. That both the mean and average temperatures across the planet have steadily risen is without question, no matter how you view or slice the data. Putting the science aside completely, who would deny their own experience — in their own locale — regarding the progressively hotter years, especially over the past two to three decades?

So, what’s the point? The VERY critical point?

What appears to be the case is that the geoengineers quite deliberately took advantage of a natural cyclical global warming phase which they observed from the indisputable scientific data going back many decades. They then cooked up a scheme to purposefully exacerbate the warming by way of various geoengineering techniques and technology. Because of the historical realities, they were then able to claim that much of global warming was directly due to anthropogenic causes. Yeah, they knew they were partly responsible; however, we just don’t know how much warming is due to geoengineering, how much is nature-driven (e.g. natural methane releases), and how much is the anthropogenic (e.g. industrial carbon emissions).

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“The picture above is the HAARP ionosphere heating facility in Alaska. There are numerous ionosphere heating installations around the globe that are used to manipulate the jet stream into historically unprecedented patterns. The manipulated Jet Stream is one of several primary factors relating to the climate chaos now being inflicted on planet Earth. The atmosphere is now much more conductive due to the constant saturation of metallic particulates from the aerosol spraying. This makes the ionosphere heaters much more effective and dangerous.”

When HAARP was pumping billions of watts of energy into the ionosphere, what could anyone expect except some very serious blowback on the planet and humanity. There are many other secret government-sponsored geoengineering initiatives which were also taken that are well beyond the scope of this essay. Suffice to say that their multi-decade plan to fabricate a full-blown Global Climate Change emergency has been hugely successful. It constitutes one of the key pillars of their plan to impose a New World Order.

Toward that end the very basis of their One World Government hinges upon total control of all of Earth’s resources, as well as all of the oceanic and continental weather systems. Only in this manner can they foist a worldwide regime of command and control that will be viewed by the masses as a necessary evil to save humankind from itself. Each component of the overarching implementation plan has been written about since the end of World War II. The Report from Iron Mountain offers an excellent example of how far they have come to executing their clandestine agenda in broad daylight (although now considerably dimmed daylight from relentless chemtrailing).

In the fabricated context of the Report from Iron Mountain it must be correctly understood that weather wars in particular are a viable option for exercising control over vast swaths of Planet Earth. In fact many of the manmade droughts and deluges, hurricanes and typhoons, superstorms and derechos have been geoengineered in very carefully selected locations, just as we have seen the drought in California. The following NOAA map shows just how much California has been targeted.

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C A L I F O R N I A: The Perfect Laboratory For A Geoengineering Experiment

Global Climate Change and the Government-Corporate Complex

Global Climate Change is now an ever-emerging reality. So is the practice of covert geoengineering. To what extent Global Climate Change is being caused by ever-intensifying geoengineering or natural solar cycles, greenhouse gas emissions or the heating of the Earth’s core, ozone layer depletion or the Pacific Ocean’s El Nino and La Nina patterns cannot be stated with any certainty. As long as geoengineering remains in the mix, it will be impossible to determine the weight of each natural and manmade cause of the current phase of Global Climate Change.

This essay has presented a very narrow range of purposes of the geoengineering agenda. As with all global programs initiated by the Government-Corporate Complex, there are always multiple aims and objectives, none of which are mutually exclusive although some might appear to be. This is what confuses many climate change researchers and geoengineering investigators alike. While some components of the overarching agenda may appear to be working at cross purposes, they are always quite premeditated and calculated in advance of implementation to accomplish many goals at once.

Which brings us to the conclusion that the California drought is being geoengineered and showcased for a variety of purposes. First, it is an opportunity to overlay a new statewide control matrix linked directly to weather modification and climate engineering. It also provides the Government-Corporate Complex the ideal pretext to take full control of all natural resources throughout the state. In so doing all existential threats to the environment will become the ‘responsibility’ of the government.

There are several other reasons to undertake such a mammoth geoengineering undertaking and attempt to keep it going unknown to the public. However, the single most important is to successfully pass geoengineering legislation worldwide so that the current secret agenda can come out of the closet, once and for all. It takes way too much time and energy, money and resources to maintain such a planet-wide covert black operation as they are doing now.

Their ultimate agenda is to institutionalize a global government based on carbon emissions and carbon footprints. In this way every person and family, nation and state will be monitored for their carbon outputs. Corporations and companies, large and small, will be subjected to carbon taxes and carbon credits as well as a whole new system of carbon trading. In the end it’s all about exerting a new form of control over the entire planetary civilization through carbon taxation policy and totalitarian enforcement.

As more and more people begin to wake up to the fact that their sunlight is being systematically stolen from them, and, in return, they are being continuously exposed to toxic chemtrail and chemcloud chemicals, they are getting mad. Such government overreach and outright criminality are unacceptable by any standard. We trust, however, that the daily chemical assaults now committed in broad daylight by those ubiquitous chemtrail jets will NOT be tolerated by anyone in the future who knows the truth of this exceedingly grave matter.

http://beforeitsnews.com/weather/2015/04/california-drought-figured-out-fire-dangers-coming-its-too-late-to-recover-2444340.html
Disaster Feed

The one common element in recent weather has been oddness.
The West Coast has been warm and parched; the East Coast has been cold and snowed under. Fish are swimming into new waters, and hungry seals are washing up on California beaches.

A long-lived patch of warm water off the West Coast, about 1 to 4 degrees Celsius (2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal, is part of what’s wreaking much of this mayhem, according to two University of Washington papers to appear in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.

“In the fall of 2013 and early 2014 we started to notice a big, almost circular mass of water that just didn’t cool off as much as it usually did, so by spring of 2014 it was warmer than we had ever seen it for that time of year,” said Nick Bond, a climate scientist at the UW-based Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, a joint research center of the UW and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Bond coined the term “the blob” last June in his monthly newsletter as Washington’s state climatologist.

He said the huge patch of water – 1,000 miles in each direction and 300 feet deep – had contributed to Washington’s mild 2014 winter and might signal a warmer summer.

Ten months later, the blob is still off our shores, now squished up against the coast and extending about 1,000 miles offshore from Mexico up through Alaska, with water about 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than normal. Bond says all the models point to it continuing through the end of this year.

The new study explores the blob’s origins.

It finds that it relates to a persistent high-pressure ridge that caused a calmer ocean during the past two winters, so less heat was lost to cold air above. The warmer temperatures we see now aren’t due to more heating, but less winter cooling.

Co-authors on the paper are Meghan Cronin at NOAA in Seattle and a UW affiliate professor of oceanography, Nate Mantua at NOAA in Santa Cruz and Howard Freeland at Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The study was funded by NOAA.

The authors look at how the blob is affecting West Coast marine life. They find fish sightings in unusual places, supporting recent reports that West Coast marine ecosystems are suffering and the food web is being disrupted by warm, less nutrient-rich Pacific Ocean water.

The blob’s influence also extends inland. As air passes over warmer water and reaches the coast it brings more heat and less snow, which the paper shows helped cause current drought conditions in California, Oregon and Washington.

The blob is just one element of a broader pattern in the Pacific Ocean whose influence reaches much further – possibly to include two bone-chilling winters in the Eastern U.S.

A study in the same journal by Dennis Hartmann, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences, looks at the Pacific Ocean’s relationship to the cold 2013-14 winter in the central and eastern United States.

Despite all the talk about the “polar vortex,” Hartmann argues we need to look south to understand why so much cold air went shooting down into Chicago and Boston.

His study shows a decadal-scale pattern in the tropical Pacific Ocean linked with changes in the North Pacific, called the North Pacific mode, that sent atmospheric waves snaking along the globe to bring warm and dry air to the West Coast and very cold, wet air to the central and eastern states.

“Lately this mode seems to have emerged as second to the El Niño Southern Oscillation in terms of driving the long-term variability, especially over North America,” Hartmann said. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation.

In a blog post last month, Hartmann focused on the more recent winter of 2014-15 and argues that, once again, the root cause was surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific.

That pattern, which also causes the blob, seems to have become stronger since about 1980 and lately has elbowed out the Pacific Decadal Oscillation to become second only to El Niño in its influence on global weather patterns.

“It’s an interesting question if that’s just natural variability happening or if there’s something changing about how the Pacific Ocean decadal variability behaves,” Hartmann said. “I don’t think we know the answer. Maybe it will go away quickly and we won’t talk about it anymore, but if it persists for a third year, then we’ll know something really unusual is going on.”

Bond says that although the blob does not seem to be caused by climate change, it has many of the same effects for West Coast weather.

“This is a taste of what the ocean will be like in future decades,” Bond said. “It wasn’t caused by global warming, but it’s producing conditions that we think are going to be more common with global warming.”

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5 Responses to “Californian Drought”

  1. Lynn says:

    They are taking America out!! the Zionist movement want rid of the super power….ready for their NWO. The California bread basket has been deliberatley taken out by nefarious actions. We all rely on water air and food. This is beyond Evil.

    • Gordon says:

      I see the plan a little differently, being that California as you rightly pointed out is the bread basket and the state will eventually become desolate of farmers and farming due to the geoengineered drought. Monsanto or Monsanto friendly farmers will buy up the land for next to nothing and hey presto the drought will end. The bread basket will be turned over to drought resistant GMO crop production and exported nationally and internationally while being glorified by governments, scientists, farmers and MSM as a great success.

      Incidentally, while water restrictions are imposed in California there is no such water restriction imposed on its fracking which uses vast quantities of water on a daily basis.

  2. A genocide of the Sinhala majority has already taken place multiple times in Sri Lanka dating back to centuries ago during British occupation as well as in more recent times in the last several decades!

    Tamil people from India have gain entry illegally to the Sinhala nation even in the recent times – not only the Tamils brought to Sri Lanka by the British Imperialists centuries ago – aimed at diluting the power of the Sinhala majority – and to create troubles to the Sinhala Buddhist majority – something similar to the chaos of multiculturalism in the West perpetrated by the same social engineers.

    Counter the Genocide of Sinhala people in the East

    East is far from safe; especially for Sinhala people. Although the government celebrated the Eastern Liberation on a grand scale in 2007, little has improved. People are gunned down regularly because they are Sinhalese and the government has become a prisoner of its own entrapment. It looks as if the seniors in the government and the military don’t want to question what they believe as universal truth which is in effect hilariously unintelligent. This is totally unacceptable and effective and proven counter-terrorism measures must be taken to arrest the situation.

    The only genocide in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka, like Rwanda, Australia and Serbia witnessed genocide. However, genocide in the island nation of Sri Lanka was committed against it majority. Today there are no Sinhala and Muslim civilians in the Jaffna district, Kilinochchi district, Mulativu district and Mannar district. More than 50,000 Sinhalese and close to 100,000 Muslims who lived in these districts a few decades ago have been completely wiped-out by LTTE terrorists. This is the unchallenged truth avoided not only by the LTTE, but also by the government in Colombo.

    A tragicomedy is taking place at the Jaffna University and the Eastern University. No student of the majority Sinhala community can pursue higher studies in these universities despite the fact that these are funded by mostly Sinhala taxpayers. Muslim students also cannot go to the Jaffna University. Apart from genocide, such acts amount to racial discrimination. Unless the majority taxpayers are getting any benefit from these gigantic spenders, there is no logical reason why taxpayers’ money should be wasted on these centers of racial discrimination. In fact continuation of these institutions subtly justifies and approves their discriminatory demeanor even though it is due to the general conditions that prevail in the area.

    Having succeeded magnificently in the North, Tamil Elamists are now into the East. Regularly Sinhala youth are killed in the East and nothing has happened to curtail this very dangerous, potentially genocidal development. If allowed to continue, the East will be devoid of the Sinhala people just like the North. Tamil Elam which is supposed to be a mono-ethnic Tamil only state comes a step closer to realization.

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items08/251008-4.html

  3. Has anything changed?

    Zionists in the US, UK, India and Norway are planning another invasion into Sri Lanka in order to steal the land from Sinhala Buddhist majority – just like they stole the Palestinian land from the Palestinians several decades ago.

    It is about illegal take over of countries, robbing the resources, mass murdering the majority race, enslaving the rest who are alive as well as taking away the power of the majority and creating all sorts of trouble to the majority race by bringing in people from other countries as refugees, illegal immigrants, slaves etc.

    Governor Robert Brownrigg, BUTCHER of Uva-Wellassa

    Slaughter every man, woman, and child (including babes suckling at the breast)” were the orders given by Governor Robert Brownrigg (3rd British Governor of Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka) from 1813 – 1820) to Maj. Gen. Hay MacDowell in 1818. It is the edict that left the people in the agriculturally rich grain growing region of Uva-Wellassa of then Ceylon in a state of famine and starvation. Uva-Wellassa region was the granary of the Kingdom of Kandy before it was annexed by the British in 1815 under an Agreement now known as the ‘Kandyan Convention’ entered into with the Traditional Chiefs of the Kandyan Kingdom. No sooner was the ink was dry after the signing of this Treaty that the British Colonial Government began to dishonour this Agreement in both spirit and substance that it led to a popular uprising of the people led by the Kandyan Chiefs in 1818 that nearly brought the collapse of the British Colonial Government in Ceylon.

    The British used a scorched earth policy including mass murder and genocide of innocent Sinhala civilians to crush this rebellion. A scorched earth policy is a military strategy which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through or withdrawing from an area. It is a military strategy where all of the assets that are used or can be used by the enemy are targeted, such as food sources, transportation, communications, industrial resources, and even the people in the area.

    Robert Brownrigg arrived in then Ceylon at the age of 53 to take over as Governor of Ceylon from Maitland his predecessor. Brownrigg had no experience of civil administration, and no previous contact with oriental people when he arrived in 1812. These shortcomings did not affect colonial rule largely on account of John D’Oyly who had mastered the Sinhalese language and who corresponded with the Kandyan chiefs.

    Kandy was occupied by February 14, 1815 using only 3,744 British troops. The King of Kandy Sri Wikrama Rajasinha was taken prisoner on February 18 at Gallehewatte in Dumbara and deported to Vellore, South India and he died in 1832 while his only son born in exile died in 1843. That Sri Lanka was not conquered is proved in the Act of Settlement read at the Convention on March 2,1815 stipulating the conditions under which the British Crown would administer the annexed Kingdom. The ceding of Kandy ended Sinhalese independence of 2357 years.

    http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/02/04/governor-robert-brownrigg-butcher-of-uva-wellassa/

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