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I p 237 (cIX-83)
A weapon will developed in secret underground laboratories that can
trigger earthquakes at existing fault zones. It will work from a
scientific principle recently discovered but not yet developed. The
weapon will involve an airplane or airborne origination that may
drop something or project a laser ray onto a region. An extension of
the device is carried in a plane that flies over the area and focuses
energy waves where the earthquake is to be triggered. The more
technologically complex power source will be based and channelled
from the secret laboratory via the plane.
The country that develops this will be able to hold it as a major
threat against major nations, because most nations have geological
faults that are susceptible to earthquakes and therefore the weapon.
The situation will parallel the development of the atomic bomb by the
U.S. in that the country will be the sole owner and the capability
for destruction will be so awe-inspiring and frightening that
everyone, including the infidels, will call upon the saints for