Given the fatal results of flash floods in various Saudi Arabian cities over the past few years, it’s not strange that the municipalities involved would seek ways to ameliorate the situations. Vastly cheaper than digging up the cities to retroactively install major drainage projects are attempts to prevent rain. Unfortunately — or so allege Amnesty International and the Arab Organization for Human Rights — the Jeddah mayor’s office chose to use a chemical to stop cloud formation that seems to be classified as a WMD. Oops.

Oddly enough, the chemical allegedly used — “alkimitre” in the article; “alkimitril” in other sources — is pretty mysterious stuff. In fact, it’s one of the favorite chemicals condemned by the “Chem Trails” conspiracy theorists. Perhaps the “oops” belongs at the feet of Amnesty International?

City sued for ‘using toxic gas’ to prevent rain in Jeddah
Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — Two international organizations are suing Jeddah Municipality for allegedly using poisonous gases to dissipate clouds, Al-Hayat newspaper reported.

The representative of Amnesty International and the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), Dr. Talat Attar, said a lawsuit was filed with the Board of Grievances in July this year.

Attar said the lawsuit accuses the municipality of using Alkimtre gas for dissipating clouds to prevent rain.

This gas, he added, causes many environmental and health hazards. In a press statement, Attar pointed out that the legal authorities will review the case within the coming days.

“Alkimtre gas is a mass destruction weapon and its usage is in clear violation of all human rights,” he said.

December:04:2013 - 10:09 | Comments & Trackbacks (4) | Permalink
4 Responses to “Rain Avoidance”
  1. 1
    Jerry M Said:
    December:04:2013 - 13:55 

    I am fairly familiar with cloud seeding but I have never heard of this idea and looking on google I didn’t find much either. I would imagine it is not very successful or you would have a bit more information that is readily available.

  2. 2
    John Burgess Said:
    December:04:2013 - 13:56 

    @Jerry M: Agreed.

  3. 3
    Ahmed Said:
    December:05:2013 - 00:09 

    These guys are falsely claiming to be representatives of Amnesty. I checked with the organization and they confirmed to me that they have no representatives in Saudi Arabia.

  4. 4
    Niels C Said:
    December:06:2013 - 14:26 

    Amnesty ? , that’s not their job. it’S Greenpeace job.
    But I thought they need water.

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