I have read many arguments here but am mostly responding to the Opening Post. First... Controlling weather in Vietnam would seem counterproductive as it was our troops who were not accustomed to constant rain, and some hilly environments naturally dump water on one side. I could take you to places in the Rocky mountains where the heavy rain is dumped on one side of the mountain and it rains constantly, and take you to a sandy desert like place on the other side where you barely get any rain. It is not a practical environment. If you want to look at creating weather though I personally like the work done by (see video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgYIVM_Qm8g This man WILHELM REICH worked as an apprentice and associate with Sigmund Freud for 9 years, and had Albert Einstein test his equipment. Albert Einstein found positive results but blamed convection heat in the room, when Reich appealed to Einstein to retest the equipment buried Einstein did not respond. I personally believe in Chi/Qi/Ka/Life Energy/Prana/The Force/Yin/Yang or whatever you would like to call it and believe it can be directed and trapped as is the basis for Feng Shui. This man claimed to have devoloped the abilities to do that and his theories about how it affected weather are interesting. He was written off as a kook despite his education and background. This man taught doctors, but allegedly started building orgone accumulators to con folks. If nothing else I believe he believed it works. I have built orgone accumulators of my own because I wanted to use it experimentally, however I have never thought to create weather. I do not think there was any conspiracy. I have heard of Nuclear testing causing tornadoes, but that is just from reading. I think Chi/orgone will be proven as a true energy, and those who have used Orgone accumulators seem to benefit if only from the placebo effect. I also do not buy into "Chemtrails" in any way shape or form. Idiots; thinking airplanes are all purposefully dumping poison on us deliberately. It is simply the air being disturbed by the wings and creating temporary clouds. Anyways. I do not think any weather control has become advanced enough to help in the farm industry never mind as a weapon. Do not forget 50 years earlier a similar and much worse hurricane hit (Hurricane Hazel) and did much more destruction. If you look at how often disasters occur, then you can see it was simply time for another hit With altering currents and ocean temperatures due to global warming however normal time schedules may alter.