Of course what Cohen referred to was Scalar technology.
The government has not been adverse to experimenting with advanced weapons—or potential weapons—near or on its own citizens. As both Watson and Jones argue:
"From the 1950's onwards, the U.S. government deliberately engaged in open air tests, spraying major cities like San Francisco and New York with Serratia marcescens and Bacillus glogigii. In 1955, the CIA also released a a bacteria withdrawn from the Army’s biological warfare arsenal over Tampa Bay, Fl in order to test its ability to infect human populations with biological agents."
High frequency sonar experiments have killed countless whales, porpoises and other sea life. After years of denying it, the United States Navy finally admitted their responsibility.
Other experiments with the infamous HAARP secreted away in a massive installation far in the northern wastes of Alaska have caused significant weather changes to parts of northern Russia and specifically a wide swath of Siberia that has caused formal protests from the Russian government.
And Watson and Jones also point to 1966 when "the U.S. Army dispensed Bacillus subtilis variant niger throughout the New York City subway system. 1977 Senate hearings on Health and Scientific Research confirmed that 239 populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Key West, Panama City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis."
The government's plausible deniability
"Plausible deniability" has always been the key to covert tests an operations by intelligence services and military operations—especially tests conducted over populated areas.
Scalar technology can be tuned. Patents that have been granted support that capability. This tuning ability permits the electromagnetic frequencies to zero-in on specific biology such as a certain species of bird or fish…or humans too.
Only red-wing blackbirds died—in midair, during flight. No other species of avian was affected. Could Scalar beams have been "tuned" to wipe out the birds?
That they hemorrhaged internally and some of their organs literally melted is an effect Scalar beams can produce.
Military field tests—a kind of "in situ" laboratory experiment—may well account for the bizarre deaths of the birds and fish. Scalar can be projected across thousands of miles and the beam weapon could have originated anywhere in the U.S. It might even have been activated from a seaborne platform on a naval vessel.