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Monday, 3 November, 2003
Inuit battle to shut US air base
Malcolm Brabant
By Malcolm Brabant
BBC correspondent in Copenhagen
A facility at Thule air base

The Inuit say their livelihood is at stake
A facility at Thule air base
The Inuit say their livelihood is at stake
Inuit hunters are to ask Denmark's Supreme Court on Monday to close down one of America's most secretive and strategically important military bases.
The Inuit claim they were illegally evicted from traditional grounds in northern Greenland and they are demanding the right of return.
The US would like to use Thule air base as a site for the controversial Star Wars National Missile Defence System.
The case pits a superpower against the world's smallest indigenous people.
Thule contains powerful surveillance equipment, making it an ideal existing site for America.
Lawyers representing the Inuit claim that their very survival is at stake as the territory to which they were exiled no longer has sufficient food stocks to sustain them.
In 1953 the Danish authorities forcibly evicted the Inuit from their ancestral lands in Northern Greenland where for thousands of years they hunted whales, polar bears and other arctic creatures.
You don't just take away the homes of people even in Greenland and you don't take away their livelihood
Acalug Lunga
Greenland MP
Their removal enabled the Americans to establish a vital arctic outpost.
Thule's location allowed the Americans to monitor Soviet military activities and, most importantly, to give early warning of any possible first nuclear strike.
Right of return
Four years ago, a Danish High Court ruled that the Inuit had been illegally exiled but denied them the right of return.
The Supreme Court justices now have to decide whether or not they have the legal right to go home.
Acalug Lunga is a member of the Greenland home rule parliament and author of a book called Right of Return.
"The Americans need to understand that you don't just take away the homes of people — even in Greenland — and you don't take away their livelihood.  I think it's also important to send a message through this process here at the Supreme Court in Denmark that United States also recognises our rights," he said.
The Inuits' lawyers believe if they win the Danish authorities may have to order the Americans to move their base.
Since the Cold War ended Thule has evolved into America's ear on the northern hemisphere.
Washington is planning to upgrade its surveillance capabilities and is also seeking Danish permission to use the base as part of the Star Wars National Missile Defence System.
The Americans will not be represented in court as this dispute is technically between the Inuit and the Danish Government but a spokesman for the US embassy in Copenhagen said it was keeping a close eye on the case.
Legal experts assess the Inuits' chances of success at 50-50.
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“United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, right, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Per Stig Moeller, left, and Greenland's Vice Premier Josef Motzfeld, center, pose together in Igaliku in the south of Greenland, Friday Aug. 6, 2004.
The United States, Denmark and Greenland signed agreements Friday to upgrade the early warning radar system at Thule, a Cold War U.S. air base with a crucial role in the Bush administration's plan for a missile Star Wars system.”
            “United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, right, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Per Stig Moeller, left, and Greenland's Vice Premier Josef Motzfeld, center, pose together in Igaliku in the south of Greenland, Friday Aug. 6, 2004.

The United States, Denmark and Greenland signed agreements Friday to upgrade the early warning radar system at Thule, a Cold War U.S. air base with a crucial role in the Bush administration's plan for a missile Star Wars system.”

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Henrik Karl Nielsen:
Decision of the Danish Supreme Court on Forcible Transfer of Population of Thule
The Danish Supreme Court delivered the first Danish court decision on Inuit land claims 28 November 2003.
Fisherman sails on the Ice Fjord off Ilulissat
Kalaallit Nunaat
The plaintiffs included a number of individuals who had been forcibly removed from their Northern Greenland settlement in 1953 to make way for the establishment and extension of Thule Air Base.
Their relocation was not subject to any formal Danish Government decision.
The individuals received no financial compensation for the loss of territories.
In 1999 the High Court ruled in favour of the plaintiffs and granted them financial compensation.
However, the land claims relating to the territories around Thule Air Base were dismissed.
This decision was upheld by the Supreme Court in its 2003 decision.
By Jørgen Dragsdahl:
Returning to birthplace
He dreams of returning to his birthplace, Uummannaq, in northwest Greenland.
The only problem with Uussaqqak Qujaukitsoq's dream is that it conflicts with U.S. plans for national missile defense.
In May, after traveling three days across a glacier in a dog sledge, the 53-year-old hunter visited Uummannaq — but his stay was brief.
In 1953 he and approximately 100 other Inuits were told to leave because Thule Air Base wanted to install a U.S. anti-aircraft battery in their village.
They were given four days to abandon a home that had been theirs for almost 4,000 years.
They have never been allowed back.
"What are they doing on our lands?" Qujaukitsoq asked, gesturing toward the huge base.
Melting glaciers near Ilulissat
Kalaallit Nunaat
A man of few words, he spoke softly and in broken Danish.
"I am now standing with both of my feet on the hunting grounds of my forefathers. I want to return and move freely in the area. If nothing is done, we will as hunters become extinct."
The Inughuits, or the "Great Humans" as they call themselves, arrived in northwest Greenland around 2,000 B.C.
The rest of Greenland was populated in another wave of immigration, and to this day significant language differences exist.
The Inughuits lived in isolation until the polar expeditions of the early 1800s.
Robert Peary led several expeditions between 1891 and 1909, claiming to have reached the North Pole.
In 1909 the Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen established a missionary station and a trading post at what he called Thule, which in Greek and Celtic mythology describes the most distant northern lands.
For Rasmussen, however, protecting the ancient Inughuit culture was a matter of honor.
That obligation, at least in theory, was later taken over by Danish colonial administrators, and as late as 1950 French scientist Jean Malaurie found the Inughuit culture largely intact.
He wrote about his 14-month stay in the region in a 1985 book, The Last Kings of Thule, in which he admired the Inughuit's ability to survive in such an adverse climate.
Phytoplankton thrivng in cold, nutrient-rich waters off Kalaallit Nunaat
Malaurie also witnessed the U.S. invasion.
At first the inhabitants of Uummannaq were excited, enjoying tin cans of food, chewing gum, and seeing strange sights.
He reported that some of the Inughuits expressed confidence that the Danish king would protect them.
But within days other tribe members began to fear that the encroaching world of metal and noise would change them.
"What will become of us?" they asked.
Malaurie lamented that "harpoon man is condemned to extinction."
Disaster struck two years later.
After their eviction from Uummannaq, most inhabitants traveled 150 kilometers north to an old settlement, Qaanaaq.
The Thule base hurt hunting, and conditions at Qaanaaq soon were problematic as well.
Complaints by hunters started soon after relocation.
A quest for compensation began, but it did not get very far.
In 1996 Qujaukitsoq created the organization Hingitaq 53 to bring suit against Denmark on behalf of the Inughuit, with 610 individual co-sponsors.
During a subsequent hearing of the case at a high Danish court, many of the former Uummannaq inhabitants provided moving testimony.
Danish authorities claimed relocation requested by population
On August 20, 1999, the court found that their removal had been "an unlawful violation done to the population of Uummannaq . . . [and] contrary to the actual facts" — Danish authorities had claimed the relocation was requested by the population.
Iceberg melting off the coast of Ammasalik
Kalaallit Nunaat
The court granted financial compensation for the lost hunting rights, but based on Danish law the court saw "no evidence to prove that Thule Air Base is illegally established."
If the Inughuit were given back their full rights, the Danish government would "be obliged to demand the base to be dismantled."
Yhe court stated that the plaintiffs did not have legal grounds to "succeed in their claim in that respect."
Nuclear weapons and sickness from B-52 crash
A history of secrecy and deception surrounds the Thule base.
The court case has documented a pattern of lies and disinformation spread by the Danish government in connection with its establishment, in the relocation of the Uummannaq community, and in the handling of their claims.
A secret understanding in 1957, only discovered in 1995, gave the United States a green light to station nuclear weapons at Thule — despite the official government policy that nuclear weapons could not be based on Danish territory.
In 1968 a B-52 bomber carrying four 1.1 megaton bombs crashed on the ice near Thule.
Claims that pollution has sickened local hunters who participated in the cleanup have stalked the incident ever since.
In 1987 a new scandal broke when the old ballistic missile early-warning radar, in operation since 1960, was replaced with a phased-array radar.
Several U.S. negotiators of the ABM Treaty suggested that the new radar might be a violation of the terms of the treaty limiting such radars to U.S. territory.
That controversy was handled poorly by Greenland's Motzfeldt.
Meltwater ravine disappears into a moulin and into the Helheim glacier
Kalaallit Nunaat
His government fell, and for a period he was replaced as premier and chairman of the Siumut party.
Since then Denmark has been increasingly careful to keep the home-rule government fully informed on matters concerning the air base.
Courting Greenland
Foreign policy committees in Denmark and Greenland were secretly told about Clinton administration plans for Thule in 1999.
That November, after a Danish newspaper revealed this information, Greenland's home-rule government issued a statement saying that if the ABM Treaty were to be violated and if the United States proceeded "unilaterally," then Greenland would not "agree to an upgrade of the Thule radar."
Greenland expected to be directly involved in talks on the matter, the statement said, and an upgrade of the radar "must not in any way impact negatively on the existing world peace."
During two debates last year, all of Greenland's parties supported the statement.
But it is open to interpretation.
In one spectacular clash, Josef Motzfeldt, chairman of the Inughuit Ataqatigiit party and a government minister, accused Jonathan Motzfeldt (no relation) of being willing to sell out for "a bag of dollars."
The premier strongly denied the charge.
But top Danish officials privately speculate that he might accept a deal if it involved a higher profile for Greenland security issues as well as greater access for the Inughuit to hunt near the base and financial compensation.
Such an arrangement, however, would still have to be sold to the other Motzfeldt, his party, and other skeptics in Greenland's parliament.
Several factors would influence the likelihood of a deal.
Greenland has warm feelings for the United States, which fed and protected the island during World War II.
The Clinton administration carefully cultivated relationships with Greenland's key decision-makers by sending a high-level delegation to the capitol at Nuuk and by inviting politicians to the United States for missile defense briefings.
Many politicians would like the Americans to stay at Thule, and U.S. officials have played on that through leaked threats about the possibility of moving the whole base to Canada.
A move would cut off a significant source of tax revenue and would place the burden of keeping an air link open on the Danish government, if it were willing to pay.
Still, a unilateral U.S. decision to deploy missile defense and upgrade the Thule radar in defiance of broad international opposition would preclude a deal with Greenland.
Even if the United States and Russia come to an agreement regarding the ABM Treaty, Greenland's acceptance cannot be taken for granted.
Public opinion matters in Greenland, and although debates in parliament have not reached high levels of sophistication, the country's most pressing concerns have moved beyond the whereabouts of whales and seals.
Nuuk has already held its first hearing on missile defense and a second is scheduled for this fall.
The Internet has also given residents of Greenland access to news, analysis, and opinion put out by missile defense opponents.
Sermilik Fjord
Kalaallit Nunaat
As these groups begin to address themselves directly to the people of Greenland — as Greenpeace has promised to do —international concerns will have even more of an impact.
Power to the people
The Inughuits too should not be ignored.
Although they number only a few hundred, these rugged people from the far north greatly influence Greenland's popular identity in an almost mythological sense.
Only about 5 percent of Greenland's total population still hunts as its main livelihood, but more than half of the Inughuits depend on harvesting seals, walrus, whales, foxes, birds, polar bears, and fish.
To a considerable extent these hunters still use harpoons, kayaks, and dog sledges, which the general public admires and respects.
Sympathy for letting them return to their Uummannaq hunting grounds has recently been fueled by extensive television coverage of the trip Qujaukitsoq and others made in May.
The Inughuits have lately expressed concern about a possible "seven-missile" attack on nearby Thule Air Base.
News stories have suggested Chinese threats against the site, and British concern about their radar facilities at Fylingsdales being targeted has raised alarm in Greenland.
During the May parliamentary debate in Denmark, Greenlander Ellen Nielsen used a large part of her time to talk about these concerns, although she remains sympathetic to U.S. use of Thule.
The Inughuit are also supported by the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, a group that advocates demilitarization of the Arctic, and this allows them to present their issues to an international audience.
Aqqaluk Lynge, the president of the conference, called U.S. plans for Thule "totally unacceptable."
For Denmark — which until the nineteenth century also ruled Norway, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands — the missile defense debate has added new uncertainty to its future relationship with Greenland.
In 1814 Norway was lost to Sweden.
In 1944 Iceland was proclaimed a sovereign republic.
Lately the Faroes have pushed hard for total independence, and similar aspirations are gaining strength in Greenland.
A commission on self government is preparing proposals for a new division of power between Nuuk and Copenhagen.
Thursday, 27 May, 2004
Inuit survival battle against US base
By Stephen Fottrell
BBC News Online
A facility at Thule air base

The Inuit were forced to move when the base expanded
A facility at Thule air base
The Inuit were forced to move when the base expanded
A remote Inuit community of hunters in Greenland has taken a case to the European Court of Human Rights to fight for its "survival".
For the past 50 years, one of the smallest indigenous groups in the world has fought to regain its land from the US military, who set up a base there under agreement with the Danish government.
For the US, it is a strategically important Arctic base which is considered an essential part of Washington's controversial "Star Wars" missile defence programme.
For the Inuit, it is a matter of reclaiming their natural environment or facing extinction, their lawyer says.
"These people, who are the last surviving group of polar Eskimos — or Iunghuits — have rights to this land; their survival is connected to their return," said Christian Harlang, a Copenhagen-based human rights lawyer who is representing the hunters and their families.
'The deported'
"There are not enough animals to hunt where they currently are.
"So we're looking at a situation where in 10 to 20 years this unique community, which is a monument to human history, will be destroyed.
I promised my father before he died that I would fight to get our people's land back
Uusaqqak Qujaukitsoq, head of Hingitaq 53
"One of the smallest indigenous groups of people in the world will simply disappear."
The group, united under the name Hingitaq 53 — Hingitaq meaning "the deported" and 53 representing the year they were forced to leave their land — sent their application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
They hope to see their case resolved by 2006.
It is the latest phase in a long-running bid to return to the land they were forced from under Danish pressure when the US military Thule base expanded in 1953.
Last chance
The group moved north to the remote village of Qaannaaq, where they found less rich grounds than the plentiful hunting and fishing lands they had left behind.
The community of around 900 people blames the Danish state for their displacement and has filed several lawsuits against it.
In November last year, the Danish Supreme Court upheld a 1999 appeals court verdict and granted the Inuit 17,000 kroner ($2,780) each, with a collective indemnity of 500,000 kroner ($81,000).
But the community remains displaced.
Uusaqqak Qujaukitsoq

Uusaqqak Qujaukitsoq says his community could disappear
Uusaqqak Qujaukitsoq
Uusaqqak Qujaukitsoq says his community could disappear
"I have been fighting this case for many years, and I see this as our last chance," Uusaqqak Qujaukitsoq, head of Hingitaq 53, told BBC News Online.
"I promised my father before he died that I would fight to get our people's land back.
"I have stood looking at the animals inside the periphery fence surrounding this base, knowing that I'm forbidden from entering, but also knowing that we need these animals and this land to survive.
"We have a strong relationship with nature.  It is a part of us.  Without it we cannot exist."
The Danish government would not comment fully on the case, other than acknowledging the latest Supreme Court decision in November.
But Steen Ryd Larsen from Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen's office confirmed that the government had learned from media reports about the group's application to the Strasbourg court.
"We haven't seen or heard anything further," he said.
Return of land
The case was brought just days after the US and Denmark agreed to modernise the Thule base further.
Mr Harlang says he fears any expansion of the base.  "It would obviously be bad, but it would not weaken our case in Strasbourg," he said.  "We're very clear on this — the very existence of this base is bad enough."
The US and Denmark both say there are no plans to extend the site, and that the recent agreement concerns an upgrade to the early warning system radar there.
The court cases are between the Danes and the former residents, or survivors, since it was the Danes who moved them in the 1950s
US Defence Department spokesman
The US returned an area of land surrounding the base to the Danish and local governments recently, but Mr Harlang sees this as "inconsequential" to a group of people who are seeking the entire surrounding area back.
The US has distanced itself from legal proceedings over the land.
A spokesman for the US Defense Department said: "The court cases are between the Danes and the former residents, or survivors, since it was the Danes who moved them in the 1950s."
Autonomy
This localised struggle reflects the wider desire of Greenlanders to gain greater autonomy from Denmark and have a greater say on American presence on its soil.
Denmark has been a firm supporter of the Bush administration's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Any ruling in favour of the Inuit would present the Danish with the prospect of having to ask their guests to move or possibly leave a strategic area which is mutually beneficial to both governments.
"I feel embarrassed for the Danish government that we have had to take this issue to Strasbourg," Mr Qujaukitsoq said. "This should have been done in Denmark.
"It is up to the Danish to protect communities like ours.  If they don't, they will be the ones responsible for our disappearance."
From left to right: Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Per Stig Moeller, Greenland's Vice Premier Josef Motzfeld, and US Secretary of State Colin Powell,

The radar deal was agreed by Denmark, Greenland, and the US
From left to right: Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Per Stig Moeller, Greenland's Vice Premier Josef Motzfeld, and US Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The radar deal was agreed by Denmark, Greenland, and the US
Friday, 6 August, 2004
Denmark, US sign radar base deal
The US and Denmark have agreed to upgrade a radar base in Greenland that could eventually be used in America's controversial anti-missile project.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller signed the deal at the US base in Thule in north-west Greenland.
The deal does not allow for installing interceptors there, but provides for talks on the US anti-missile project.
Critics of the planned missile shield have questioned its cost and viability.
Local residents from the tiny Greenland fjord village of Igaliku, many in traditional Inuit costume, spilled out of their homes to watch as US Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived.
Opposition
Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory, had originally opposed the agreement, which only covers the modernisation of Thule's radar installations.
Right now we are some distance from determining where we might need interceptors
Colin Powell
A deal was reached this May, but further negotiations would be needed for the US to use the radar in their missile defence system, Greenland's Deputy Premier Josef Motzfeldt told the AFP news agency.
"Greenland's clear position is that we are opposed to a development that can threaten world peace and relaunch a new arms race," he said.
After Friday's signing Per Stig Moeller said Denmark was not fundamentally opposed to missile defence.
But, he added, "we have said yes to that (Friday's modernisation agreement) and nothing else".
Mr Powell said that talk of missile interceptors at Thule were premature.
"There is no plan right now for anything other than what we have already made known," he said.
'Son of Star Wars'
The Thule airbase is located about 1,500km (930 miles) south of the North Pole.
Map of Greenland showing Thule airbase
It was built in the 1950s and served as a listening post during the Cold War.
The US missile defence programme — which President George W Bush made a priority after the 11 September attacks — is in its early stages.
Eventually, the so-called Son of Star Wars programme is meant to have the ability to track and destroy incoming ballistic missiles through advanced radar systems.
The Pentagon plans to develop sea-based interceptors, fit lasers to planes and to explore the use of firing rockets from space.
Australia, South Korea, Japan, Britain and Israel are also working with the US on the project.
 
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A loud No to agreement
The agreement between the American, Danish and the Greenlandic governments about the return of the Uummannaq peninsula near the Thule Airbase to Inughuit met harsh words from about 400 protesters in Nuuk
—Traitor!    Don't sign the agreement!    were some of the angry words shouted.
Premier Hans Enoksen replied to criticism expressed in the peace rally arranged by Inuit Circumpolar Conference, Hingitaq 53 and Inuit Youth International by saying: —I will sign the agreement with pride!
The signing ceremony at the Hans Egedes house is the after math of the agreement solely negotiated by the Danish and the American authorities in September 2002.
Aqqaluk Lynge said in his speach outside the Greenlandic parlament building: — We demand that you respect the indigenous peoples rights and demand that the Agreement of the Defence of Greenland of 1951 be replaced by a new updated version. Before you accept the update, we don't want to accept the upgrade.
Nitta Lyberth, President of Inuit Youth International demanded that Premier Enoksen should reconsider his priorities and stop ruling without the consent of the people he is supposed to represent.
peacesign and banner
Memorandum of Mis-understanding
(Photo by: Jokum Nielsen)
Hans Egede, the old colonizer watched carefully
The old stonehouse of Hans Egede was maybe not the most obvious place to mark an understanding between three very unequal people.
But it was nevertheless the place Hans Enoksen had pointed out as the place to sign an agreement which should end 50 years of agony of The Inughuit.
The agreement point out that the American Government is to be asked if any Greenlander living outside Avanersuaq Community should decide to go to Uummannaq Peninsula right beside Thule Airbase.
After a short speach ny Mayor Naimanngitsoq Petersen, Maassannguaq Qujaukitsoq spoke as a representative of Hingitaq 53 and said: — The decisions taken without our consent must stop.
We are not ignorants, don't treat us like we were ignorants!
The deeply felt frustrations of not beeing able to take our own life in our hands must stop.
We Inughuit have the same rights and duties as the rest of you.
If you feel that you are giving the land back in respect of all human rights, then do it, and then we will all be happy to take it all back.
Among the speakers were the President of Hunters and Fishermens Association of Greenland and the President of Nammineq, the Greenlandic Movement for Selfgovernment, Elisabeth Ravn Johansen.

Greenland Voices

We have been collecting testimonies from people encountered as the MV Arctic Sunrise tours Greenland's coast.
Find out what they think of Star Wars by listening to the audio files, which are recorded in the original language. Transcripts are provided in English.
Henriette Rasmussen
These plans have been worked out without our participation.
The nuclear missile defence system is against what I believe Greenlanders must stand for.
Henriette Rasmussen
Henriette has played an active part in Greenland political life holding various positions.
These include former advisor to the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, former Minister for Social Affairs and former Chief Technical Advisor in the International Labour Office on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Geneva.
She is currently director of "Atuarkkiorfik" (Greenalnd Publishers) in Nuuk.
Henriette's testimony
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As Greenlanders we have no influence on the American plans of defence and we have no say in their military plans and work.
Therefore, we feel that all these plans have been worked out without our participation.
As Greenlanders we are interested in peace and environmental awareness and the American plans for defence are absolutely against our way of thinking.
We are against their plans, because we believe in peace and we are against pollution.
We are trying to work for the environmental health and peace in the world so the nuclear missile defence system is against what I believe Greenlanders must stand for.

Jan Petersen
We don't know what the exact plans are because there has been no information about the system on television here.
The bottom line is that the Danish government is responsible.
Jan Petersen
Jan works in the shrimp packing plant at Nuuk that exports shrimp to Japan.
Apparently they dye the shrimp pink.
He had researched the US National Missile Defence system, Star Wars, on the internet and was very keen to talk to us.
He was particularly frustrated about the lack of information that had been given in Greenlandic and was very pleased to see our bilingual Greenlandic/Danish leaflets.
Jan's testimony
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[The Star Wars programme] is like something from another world.
We do not even know what the exact plans are for the nuclear defence system.
We don't know because there has been no translation of information about the system into Greenlandic on the television here.
We have seen the movie "War Games" and the missile defence system can be compared to that.
This science fiction cannot become reality.
The bottom line is that the Danish government is responsible.
But in Greenland we have a lack of awareness about this nuclear missile defence programme. So we need information translated so that we can understand the implications and a make a statement of where we stand as a country.
Inoqusiaq Piloq,
an elder of Qaanaaq
We are afraid, we are alone because we are so far North.
Inoqusiaq Piloq
In 1953, Inoqusiaq Piloq was 19 and newly wed, when the priest who had performed her marriage, translated the news from the Danish authorities: the village had to move to make way for the Americans.
Find out more about Inoqusiaq's story in the 4 August update from the MV Arctic Sunrise on the Greenland tour.
Inoquasiaq's testimony
Sound file to follow shortly
About the Thule airbase being upgraded, this is of course not a very good thing for us — we don’t want to go through these hardships again.
In my opinion, I don’t feel very comfortable with it. It’s obvious that they will probably build the radar now.
They will disturb us a lot if it comes to a war.
We are afraid, we are alone because we are so far North.

Nukappiannguaq Petersen
I cannot accept if Greenland becomes a militarised country.
Nukappiannguaq Petersen
Nukappiannguaq is a 21 year old apprentice who came to the Arctic Sunrise open boat day and wanted to speak out about the US national missile defence programme.
Nukappiannguaq's testimony
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The idea of having a radar so close makes me afraid.
Because if the US gets involved in a war I know the enemies will strike on the radars as one of their first targets, and then afterwards attack the US.
That thought makes me very afraid. We are so close to the military base.
I cannot accept if Greenland becomes a militarised country.
It is unacceptable if Greenland gets involved in a war.
Our Greenladic country is not a military country.
That’s what I think.
Uusaqqak Qujaakitsoq
It is necessary to provide as much information as possible about the conditions that the people are living in, in this area.
I think this is very important.
Uusaqqak Qujaakitsoq
Uusaqqak is a hunter and the (charismatic) leader of Hingitaq 53, the group representing the Thule Inuit in their legal battle to reclaim their land.
Uusaqqak's testimony
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Please note that the sound file beings ***.
We are very much against the American plans for our country.
And they have not previously given us information about this (national missile defence system).
We are against it – all of it, the American plans.
The fact that Greenpeace is here now, I, as a person, agree with it.
It is necessary to provide as much information as possible about the conditions that the people are living in, in this area.
I think this is very important.
*** I take very personally the wait-and-see attitude of all the Greenlandic politicians in the municipality, in the Home Rule government, and other politicians.
Because we have elected politicians to take care of this country’s interests in difficult times.
But they are now turning their backs on their responsibilities.
Which shows that they disrespect us as voters.
I think they should all resign.
They are not good enough.
They are afraid.
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I found 26 oil wells over a nine state area.
100 hundred percent of the time was accurate, which is just 30 watts of power beaming straight into solid rock.
HAARP uses a billion watts beamed straight into the ionosphere for experiments.
Picture these strings on the piano as layers of the Earth, each one has its own frequency.
What we used to do is beam radio waves into the ground and it would vibrate any 'strings' that were present in the ground.
We might get a sound back like ___ and we would say, that's natural gas.
We might get a sound back like ____ and we'd say that's crude oil.
We were able to identify each frequency.
We accomplished this with just 30 watts of radio power.
If you do this with a billion watts the vibrations are so violent that the entire piano would shake.
In fact the whole house would shake.
In fact the vibrations could be so severe under ground they could even cause an earthquake.
Download or watch movie on HAARP — Advanced US Military research weapon on behaviour modification
weather change, ionesphere manipulation — click here
Download or watch audio of Dr. Nick Begich talking on HAARP
— The 2006 update to 'Angels Don't Play This HAARP'.
'Angels Still Don't Play This HAARP: Advances In Tesla Technology'.
Planet Earth Weapon by Rosalie Bertell
ozone, HAARP, chemtrails, space war — click here
What HAARP Is.. And Everything Its Used For
Full HAARP Documentary — click here
Angels Dont Play This HAARP weather manipulation
1 hour 36 minutes video — click here
(poor quality to watch but well worth listening)
Dr. Nick Begich, his book and his articles can be found here
       http://www.earthpulse.com/      
Article on Chemtrails — unusual cloud formations in the US.
 
 
 
 
 
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