POSTED: 26 JULY 2008 - 8:00am HST

Northwest Hawaiian Island Navy test range

image above: Logo of RIMPAC 2008 from

by Lisa Long on 23 July 2008 in

Papahanaumokuakea is nothing but a secret (now not so secret) Navy weapons testing area.

Start with the truth.. and work from there.

"The prohibitions required by the Presidential Proclamation establishing the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument do not apply to activities and exercises of the Armed Forces. Current Navy activities associated with the Monument are missile defense operations.
see this PDF document at

In the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary certain military activities were identified as exempt from the interagency consultation requirements and the prohibited activities designated under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act."
So they can injure and kill whales, bomb reefs, use chemical weapons... do whatever they want in our National Monument areas, and you are not allowed to go there to see what they are doing, as the area is "protected". In addition to what our country tests there.. we have other countries adding toxic pollution to the environment.

RIMPAC includes 160 ships, 6 submarines and 19,000 troops firing into our air, land and ocean weapons that contain Depleted Uranium and/or chemical agents, or worse.... so enjoy your fresh fish.

"The live-fire opportunities - which include a massive beach-landing scenario where soldiers will be equipped with laser guns and sensors - are part of the largest international maritime training event in the world, called the Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC. The event is held every two years off the Hawaiian coast and brings together such countries as the United States, Canada, Chile, Australia, South Korea, Japan and Singapore. Underwater detonations, five-thousand hours of MID-frequency active tactical sonar, chemical laser weapons, Electronic Warfare, Live fire BOMBING, Missiles and assaulting beaches."

So yes, protect the treasure so no one knows how they are destroying it.. along with our country and world.

Just thought you should know that WE know. And this information has been sent to over 3000 news people and activists, worldwide, several times.


see also:
Island Breath: RIMPAC 2008 7/2/08
Island Breath: RIMPAC 2006 7/9/06
Island Breath: RIMPAC 2006 impact 5/23/06
Island Breath: RIMPAC 2004 Strandings  9/2/04