Friday, September 18, 2015

Washington Continues to Violate 1972 Treaty on Bio-Warfare

By Wayne MADSEN

The U.S. government has refused to provide the veterans who were subjected to chem-bio experimentation with still classified documents that would expose America’s continuing use of dangerous and often lethal substances for warfare.

Coupled with the refusal by the U.S. military to provide affected veterans with the requested files on America’s chem-bio warfare program is the Pentagon's recent disclosure that live anthrax samples were sent from the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah to all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, and nine nations - Canada, Japan, Britain, South Korea, Australia, Italy, Norway, Germany, and Switzerland.

It is known that Dugway was the originating source of the deadly aerosolized anthrax that was dispersed using the U.S. postal system in the weeks following the 9/11 attack in 2001. The Dugway Proving Ground in Utah is the location of the government's only aerosolized anthrax production facility in the country. It was from this facility that aerosolized anthrax spores were sent to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland for use in the postal system attacks in 2001.

Fort Detrick was the facility where the "Ames strain" variety of the pathogen was originally produced. It was then sent to Dugway where it was aerosolized for maximum dispersal and widespread casualties, including a number of civilian deaths carried out by the Pentagon's top secret "PROJECT JEFFERSON." One of the goals of PROJECT JEFFERSON was the use of the sorting machines and pressurized rollers employed by the U.S. postal system to contaminate envelopes that would spread the spores around the United States.

In violation of the 1972 BWC, the United States continues to conduct dubious research into the use of anthrax and other deadly pathogens for warfare. The federal government continues to fund the expansion of bio-safety levels 3 and 4 (BSL-3 and BSL-4) laboratories across the country: Boston University, the University of Texas in Galveston, Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, Battelle Memorial Institute in Ohio, Lawrence Livermore Labs in California, and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Los Alamos is also a major nuclear weapons research center. All the biological warfare research is funded under the rubric of “bio defenses” and guise of “homeland security.”

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/09/15/washington-continues-to-violate-1972-treaty-on-bio-warfare.html

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