Sightings from The Catbird Seat
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“By its past and present actions, by its technological capabilities, by the
merciless nature of its regime, Iraq is unique. As a former chief weapons
inspector of the U.N. has said, ‘The fundamental problem with Iraq remains the
nature of the regime, itself. Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is
addicted to weapons of mass destruction.’...
“We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents,
including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas. Saddam Hussein also has
experience in using chemical weapons. He has ordered chemical attacks on Iran,
and on more than forty villages in his own country. These actions killed or
injured at least 20,000 people, more than six times the number of people who
died in the attacks of September the 11th....
“Iraq is a land rich in culture, resources, and talent. Freed from the weight of
oppression, Iraq's people will be able to share in the progress and prosperity of
our time. If military action is necessary, the United States and our allies will help
the Iraqi people rebuild their economy, and create the institutions of liberty in a
unified Iraq at peace with its neighbors.”...
– George W. Bush, October 7, 2000
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GREED AND GUINEA PIGS
RISKING THE HEALTH OF THE U.S. MILITARY
by: MAJ Glenn MacDonald, USAR (Ret)
Al Capone would have been proud.
Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. William J. Crowe Jr. was part of
the crew that sold Saddam Hussein the deadly means to wage war with anthrax
That's when the United States wanted the "Butcher of Baghdad" to use anthrax on
Now the admiral, who shocked political observers by endorsing Bill "I loathe the military"
Clinton in 1992 and was rewarded the following year with the post of ambassador to
Great Britain, gets a "sweetheart deal" from the Pentagon to produce a
questionable "vaccine" that is supposed to "protect" the nation's military from
the deadly organisms.
Not only does Crowe and his mysterious pal Faud El-Hibri get an exclusive multi-million
dollar contract to produce anthrax vaccine, but the Government agrees to pay triple the
original cost in the contract, from $3.50 a dose, to over ten dollars!
This, after the company Crowe and El-Hibri partly own - Bioport of Lansing, Mich. - was
temporarily shut down by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after it failed an
inspection in November.
Nothing too good for our troops! So what if some of them may get sick and die?
Remember "Agent Orange" (Dioxin) from Vietnam? We were told: "Not to worry. This
stuff only kills the foliage, not people." Of course, we know better now. Especially the
families of Vietnam vets whose wives gave birth to deformed babies.
How about Gulf War Syndrome? When the first GI's returned to the United States and
came down sick, they were given the run-around by the VA. The doctors said they were
"imagining" their rashes, diarrhea, coughing spells and rapid weight-loss. "It's all in your
head," they were told as they were shuffled off to the psycho ward. Now we know
Once again the Government and the Pentagon are playing that old tune: "Trust Us."
Only this time, the stakes are higher than they've ever been before. This time, the
inoculations are mandatory.
At first, the brass hats tried to intimidate the military into silence. "You will take them, on
pain of court martial and dishonorable discharge."
And hundreds - if you believe the Pentagon "spinmeisters" - or several thousand
officers and service members, have voted with their feet.
Many have been punished severely and seen hopes and dreams dashed because of a
genuine fear that their Government once again is lying.
And at stake is the health of the entire U.S. military force....
June 29, 2009
US Reported In “Panic” After
Chemtrail Planes Forced Down In
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
Russian Military Analysts are reporting in the Kremlin today that US Military Forces are
“panicked” over the forced landings ordered by Indian and Nigerian Air Forces of two
Ukrainian AN-124 aircraft [phototop left] operated by the United States Air Force and
based at their gigantic, but secretive, Diego Garcia air base located in the Indian
According to these reports, China’s People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF)
notified both India and Nigerian intelligence officials about the presence of these US
operated Ukrainian aircraft over their growing concerns of the United States
spreading of “biological agents” throughout our Earth’s atmosphere, and which
some Chinese officials are warning is an American-European attempt to conduct
mass genocide via the spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus which has put the
entire Global population at risk.
The first of these aircraft to be ordered down, these reports continue, was over India
when a US operated AN-124 changed its call sign from civilian to military as it was
preparing to enter Pakistani air space, and which triggered an immediate response from
the IAF who forced it to land in Mumbai, and the second one was forced down by
Nigerian fighter jets who promptly arrested both the crew and the plane itself.
Most strange about the reports filed by Indian and Nigerian intelligence agencies about
these aircraft, other than the armaments they were carrying, were their waste disposal
systems that these reports say could hold in excess of 45,000 kg (100,000 pounds) and
from which a “technologically sophisticated” network of nano-pipes led to the trailing
edges of the wings and horizontal stabilizers for “dispersing” the contents of the waste
tanks in an “aerial-type mist”.
“Furious” demands made by the United States to both India and Nigeria for the release
of their planes led to Indian Defense officials allowing the AN-124 they had captured to
be released. Nigeria, however, had to be “forcefully persuaded” to release its captured
US plane when after its initial refusal to do so than had one of their major oil pipelines
blown up by one of the many American backed terrorist groups operating in their
To the many, and conflicting, issues surrounding these chemtrails it is not in our
expertise to examine in depth, other than to note that the American based Sunshine
Project organization in a 2002 accused the US military of “conducting a chemical
weapons research and development program in violation of international arms control
law”, and stated:
“JNLWD's [US Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate] secret
program is not focusing on highly lethal agents such as VX or sarin. Rather, the
emphasis is on "non-lethal" chemical weapons that incapacitate. JNLWD's science
advisors define "non-lethal" as resulting in death or permanent injury in 1 in 100
victims.(1) JNLWD's Research Director told a US military magazine "We need
something besides tear gas, like calmatives, anesthetic agents, that would put people to
sleep or in a good mood." (2) These weapons are intended for use against "potentially
hostile civilians", in anti-terrorism operations, counterinsurgency, and other military
The major focus of JNLWD's operation is on the use of drugs as weapons, particularly
so-called "calmatives", a military term for mind-altering or sleep inducing chemical
Curious to note about this secret US Military programme to release upon its citizens
“calmative agents” is that it appears to be working as no other Nation in the World is
more docile and complacent about its destruction than these Americans, who, in just
one example, allowed their presidential vote for Vice President Al Gore to be stolen
from them by George Bush in their 2000 election, and, even worse, fail to even notice
that their current president, Barack Obama, is continuing Bush’s outlawed policies,
including one of the most dangerous for these people allowing the US government to
hold any of them without trial forever should they be branded “terrorists”.
But, to the worst fears of our World about these new events, and as we have previously
reported on, and should China’s Intelligence Agencies be correct in their reports about
the United States’ plan for mass Global genocide, we can read as reported on by noted
Austrian investigative journalist Jane Burgermeister, who this past week filed criminal
charges with the FBI against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations
(UN) of which is said:
“In her charges, Burgermeister presents evidence of acts of bioterrorism that is in
violation of U.S. law by a group operating within the U.S. under the direction of
international bankers who control the Federal Reserve, as well as WHO, UN and
NATO. This bioterrorism is for the purpose of carrying out a mass genocide against the
U.S. population by use of a genetically engineered flu pandemic virus with the intent of
causing death. This group has annexed high government offices in the U.S.
Specifically, evidence is presented that the defendants, Barack Obama, President of
the U.S, David Nabarro, UN System Coordinator for Influenza, Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, Kathleen Sibelius, Secretary of Department of Health and Human
Services, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Department of Homeland Security, David de
Rotschild, banker, David Rockefeller, banker, George Soros, banker, Werner Faymann,
Chancellor of Austria, and Alois Stoger, Austrian Health Minister, among others, are
part of this international corporate criminal syndicate which has developed, produced,
stockpiled and employed biological weapons to eliminate the population of the U.S. and
other countries for financial and political gain.
The charges contend that these defendants conspired with each other and others to
devise, fund and participate in the final phase of the implementation of a covert
international bioweapons program involving the pharmaceutical companies Baxter and
Novartis. They did this by bioengineering and then releasing lethal biological agents, specifically
the "bird flu" virus and the "swine flu virus" in order to have a pretext to implement a
forced mass vaccination program which would be the means of administering a toxic
biological agent to cause death and injury to the people of the U.S. This action is in
direct violation of the Biological Weapons Anti-terrorism Act.
Burgermeister's charges include evidence that Baxter AG, Austrian subsidiary of Baxter
International, deliberately sent out 72 kilos of live bird flu virus, supplied by the WHO in
the winter of 2009 to 16 laboratories in four counties. She claims this evidence offers
clear proof that the pharmaceutical companies and international government agencies
themselves are actively engaged in producing, developing, manufacturing and
distributing biological agents classified as the most deadly bioweapons on earth in order
to trigger a pandemic and cause mass death.”
To the American people themselves, perhaps, the worst is about to befall them as new
reports from the US are stating that their Centers For Disease Control (CDC) has
ordered an unprecedented 600 million doses of swine flu vaccine to be forced upon
these people who under their present Swine Flu Public Health Emergency have
no choice but to take these vaccines or face 10 years in prison.
What makes these 600 million swine flu vaccines ordered by the US government for
their people most curious is that, as it stands right now, it is IMPOSSIBLE for any
vaccine to be produced for the H1N1 swine flue virus as it is continuing to evolve
as new reports from Brazil clearly show and, most ominously, even from the United
States itself where an Oregon child “identified only as "younger than 5 years old," died
June 15, and infection with the swine flu virus was confirmed by the Oregon State
Public Health Laboratory Tuesday. The child had "no known underlying medical
conditions and a two-day history of fever," and was not hospitalized”.
It goes without saying, of course, that these American people have no idea about the
over year-long process involved in making any type of influenza vaccine once the
virus stops mutating, but then again, no one ever accused these peoples of being
anything other than the sheep-like simpletons they’ve become as they continue to
watch the destruction of their once great Nation at the very hands of those they believe are
And to those, like us, who continue to shout true warnings at them? As absurd as it may
sound, it remains the sad fact that those telling them truth are called liars, and those
lying to them are believed. Never once do any of them question what their leaders and
propaganda media tell them to think or believe.
© June 29, 2009 EU and US all rights reserved
June 29, 2009
flu seen in Danish
By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer
ATLANTA – For the first time, a case of swine flu has proven resistant to Tamiflu — the
leading pharmaceutical weapon against the new virus, international health officials said
The resistance was seen in a patient in Denmark, who has recovered.
"The goods news is they just found one," said Dr. Carolyn Bridges of the U.S. Centers
for Disease control and Prevention.
It appears the strain developed in a patient who was taking the drug to prevent illness,
and it has not spread to others. That's a much better scenario than if the patient had not
been taking Tamiflu and picked up a drug-resistant strain already spreading through the
public, said Bridges, associate director for science in the CDC's influenza division.
Also, it is not a mutation that includes pieces of both seasonal flu and the new
pandemic form of the virus, according to Roche, the Switzerland-based
pharmaceutical company that makes Tamiflu. Scientists have been worried about the
new swine flu swapping genes with seasonal or other types of flu and perhaps mutating
into a more dangerous or more infectious form.
Until an effective vaccine is developed, the drugs Tamiflu and Relenza have been
considered the best available defense against the swine flu virus, which has caused
nearly 28,000 reported illness in the United States, including more than 3,000
hospitalizations and 127 deaths.
Tamiflu resistance has not been seen in nearly 200 swine flu samples tested in the
United States, Bridges said. But the resistance has been seen in other types of flu. Late
last year, CDC officials reported that the most common flu bug circulating at the time
was overwhelmingly resistant to Tamiflu. Health officials have believed it was probably
a matter of time before a swine flu sample tested resistant, too.
The Danish case was isolated, however, and guidelines from the CDC and the World
Health Organization continue to recommend Tamiflu as a treatment. No details were
released on the patient's age or gender, or on when the patient was sick.
"It is possible to see occasional reports of resistance while a drug remains largely
effective," said Terry Hurley, a Roche spokesman.
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FLYING PIGS, TAMIFLU AND FACTORY FARMS
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Date: Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 8:40 AM
Subject: The Truth about the Swine Flu Shot (and your disappearing
right to refuse)
What about the new Swine Flu shot?
A new report from a WHO advisory group predicts that global production of vaccine for
the novel H1N1 influenza virus could be as much as 4.9 billion doses a year, far higher
than previous estimates.
The report says that vaccine makers are expected to produce about 780 million doses
of seasonal flu vaccine for the northern hemisphere's 2008-09 flu season for the June
The new H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine is going to be made by Novartis. It will
probably be made in PER.C6 cells (human retina cells) and contain MF59, a
potentially debilitating adjuvant.
MF-59 is an oil-based adjuvant primarily composed of squalene, Tween 80 and
All oil adjuvants injected into rats were found toxic. All rats developed an MS-like disease that left them crippled, dragging their paralyzed hindquarters across
Squalene caused severe arthritis (3 on scale of 4). Squalene in humans at 10-20
ppb (parts per billion) lead to severe immune responses, such as autoimmune
arthritis and lupus....
Federal health officials will probably recommend that most Americans get three flu
shots this fall: one regular flu shot and two doses of any vaccine made against the new
swine flu strain....
-note- almost all flu shots still contain a full load of mercury. 25 mcg
per shot. According to EPA government safety standards, 25 mcg of
mercury, injected at one time, is ONLY safe for someone weighing
550 lbs or more !!! Just think of the impact of THREE shots,
especially on your small children.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is talking to school superintendents around the
country, urging them to spend the summer planning what to do if the government
decides it needs their buildings for mass vaccinations and vaccinating kids first.
Reference: CBS News, June 12, 2009 ...
What can I do?
These are just a few suggestions; please come up with more of your own! Add to this
list and spread the word.
Give this information to everyone you know and love.
Contact local first responders (EMTs, Paramedics, Fireman, etc). Tell them what is will
be in the flu shots and that *they* will be the first ones to get it.
Contact local police and discuss concerns about mandatory vaccination. You go to
church and to the grocery store with these folks and their kids play with your kids. They
are not "scary" people. Take them coffee and a treat to get in the door...
Contact local city council members about your liberties. You need their support to
maintain your right to refuse.
Write a small article for LOCAL, community newspapers. Watch for samples on
Have at least 3 weeks of food and water at your house and be prepared to voluntarily
self-quarantine of given no other options.
Stock up on Vitamin D3 (3000IU per person), Vitamin A, Vitamin C, etc and
homeopathics for the flu
Someone told me if you had to get the shot, *immediately* afterward, rub the area hard
and brisk with 1/2 of a freshly cut lemon. I don't know if that will help, but it certainly
Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf2K4-BQYAI PLEASE watch this short
nine minute clip. It is VERY important.
I am sharing this with local military recruitment office, reservists and retired military
people we know.
Connect with other activist organizations – those who support 2nd amendment issues,
the environmental and animal rights. Help spread the word about their passion and get
them involved with yours.
You can't do it all,
but you can do something!
* As stated years ago by Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small
group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed
it is the only thing that ever has."
For more information go to
June 18, 2008
VCS in the News: Congress and VCS Demand
a Stop to Experimental Drug Testing on
Veterans with PTSD
Vic Walter and Maddy Sauer, ABC News
"VA should have done a better job protecting the human rights of our
veterans," said Paul Sullivan of VCS.
The Chair of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee is calling for an immediate
suspension of government tests on veterans involving an anti-smoking drug that has
been linked to suicide.
"Nearly 40 suicides and more than 400 incidents of suicidal behavior have been linked
to Chantix, yet the VA has chosen to continue the study and administer Chantix to
veterans with PTSD," said Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA).
"The VA must immediately suspend this study until a comprehensive review of the
safety of the protocol is conducted," said Rep. Filner.
Yesterday, a report on Good Morning America revealed that mentally distressed
veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are being recruited for government tests on
pharmaceutical drugs linked to suicide and other violent side effects. The report was
the result of a joint investigation by ABC News and The Washington Times.
In one of the human experiments, involving the anti-smoking drug Chantix, Veterans
Administration doctors waited more than three months before warning veterans about
the possible serious side effects of Chantix, including suicide and neuropsychiatric
"Lab rat, guinea pig, disposable hero," said former US Army sniper James Elliott in
describing how he felt he was betrayed by the Veterans Administration.
Elliott, 38, of suburban Washington, D.C., was recruited, at $30 a month, for the
Chantix anti-smoking study three years after being diagnosed with Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder. He served a 15-month tour of duty in Iraq from 2003-2004.
Months after he began taking the drug, Elliott suffered a mental breakdown,
experiencing a relapse of Iraq combat nightmares he blames on Chantix.
Veterans groups are also expressing their anger over the study. The executive director
of Veterans for Common Sense said that this is yet another example of the VA failing
"VA should have done a better job protecting the human rights of our veterans," said
Paul Sullivan of VCS.
"While VCS supports research to assist veterans, VA must bear a heavy burden of
responsibility with these experiments on veterans diagnosed with PTSD," said Sullivan,
who is also calling for an immediate suspension of the study.
Meanwhile, the VA is calling the ABC News / Washington Times report "inaccurate and
"In our PTSD and smoking cessation study, our research is to learn if it is easier to stop
smoking when smoking cessation treatment is combined with PTSD therapy, or
whether the two therapies are more effective if they are provided separately," said a
statement posted on the VA website.
"In either case, patients are receiving treatment recommended by their own doctors
using counseling with or without FDA approved medication that includes Varenicline
(Chantix). Participation in this program is voluntary, and all participants are closely
monitored clinically by mental health professionals who provide smoking cessation
methods patients agree to use," the VA statement said.
The VA also said that it passed on warning about Chantix in a timely manner in
November of last year after the FDA issued a statement on Chantix.
'VA immediately passed along that concern to practitioners at all of our medical centers.
On February 1, FDA issued a 'Public Health Advisory,' to providers, providing more
information on potential side effects of which clinicians and patients should be aware.
VA distributed this alert to pharmacists in its system on that same day, and to
researchers on February 5," said the statement.
The VA also said that it wrote a letter to participants that while not specifically warning
of the suicide links, requested that they discuss possible side-effects with their doctors.
The VA said the team that wrote the letter "felt that the issue of suicide should be
discussed in a clinical setting, not in a mailing to a group of patients."
Chantix is one of the drugs being used in an estimated 25 clinical studies using
veterans by the VA.
Pfizer maintains that "the benefits of Chantix outweigh the risks" and that it continues to
do further studies on the drug.
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Click here to read the full ABC News report 'Disposable Heroes'
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See also > > > Vampires in the Department of Veterans Affairs
June 12, 2008
Veterans from 1960s chemical
tests press for help
By ERICA WERNER, The Associated Press
Lawmakers and veterans of secret Cold War-era chemical and germ tests on military
personnel demanded help from the Bush administration Thursday, but they got no
Officials from the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs Department said there was no need
for legislation to guarantee health care and benefits to the veterans. Thousands of
service-members were exposed, often without their knowledge, to real and simulated
chemical and biological agents, including sarin and VX.
The tests were conducted at sea and above a half-dozen U.S. states from 1962-1973 to
see how U.S. ships would withstand chemical and germ assaults and how such
weapons would disperse.
"We were exposed to health hazards almost continuously," retired Navy Reserve Lt.
Commander Jack Alderson told the House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on disability
Veterans who tried to get help from the V.A. were "shown the door," Alderson said, his
voice loud and choked with emotion.
"I guess this is one of those times when someone should apologize to you on behalf of
your country, so I will presume to do that," the panel's chairman, Democratic Rep. John
Hall of New York, told Alderson.
Administration officials said there was no definitive link between the tests - called
Project 112 and Project SHAD - and illnesses, including cancer and respiratory
problems, now afflicting Alderson and others.
"DOD opposes this legislation. The scientific evidence does not support" it,
Michael L. Dominguez, a principal deputy undersecretary of defense, said in written
testimony to the panel.
The Pentagon did not send Dominguez or anyone else to testify in person. That
aggravated Hall, who said the Defense Department backed out just last week after
initially agreeing to attend.
"The nexus between DOD and V.A. is undeniable," Hall said as the hearing began.
"Congress deserves the right to question the appropriate DOD personnel in person, not
just in writing."
DOD spokeswoman Cynthia Smith defended the agency's no-show and said officials
would respond to questions raised at the hearing.
"All V.A. issues are extremely important to the DOD," Smith said. "We decided the most
effective and efficient way to handle this issue was to submit written testimony."
The V.A. witness echoed what DOD had to say. Bradley Mayes, the Veterans Affairs
director of compensation and pensions, called legislation unnecessary because the
agency was not "aware of evidence linking any disease to participation in project
The bill under consideration is patterned after legislation passed in 1991 to help people
exposed to Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant use used by U.S. forces in Vietnam
that was linked to cancer and other ailments. Written by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., it would guarantee coverage and benefits to
veterans of Projects 112 and SHAD without requiring them to prove a connection to
their military service.
Thompson said it took DOD decades to admit the secret tests actually happened and
he put no stock in their refusal to recognize health problems the tests may have
A similar bill is scheduled for a vote in the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee later this
Shame of Shad
Words about Shipboard Hazard And Defense
Will not be minced!
Veterans were had by Project SHAD!
Starting in fiscal year ‘63
Our government went on a poisoning spree!
Test Eager Belle started the healthcare hell.
When it really ended, no one will tell!
Were there more after year ‘74?
Chemical and biological warfare tests
Were done on many of America’s best!
Now this part of Project One Twelve,
No one wants to delve!
Veterans of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines -
Many have real questions and needs!
With tests like Copper Head and Shady Grove -
Why have not SHAD veterans been fully told?
The Coward of Crawford and his chicken hawks,
About this, they do not talk.
They receive the best of care.
While the worst, SHAD and other veterans bear!
© Mark H. Wilson
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Dedicated to J.B. Stone and the thousands of deceived veterans
of Project SHAD and Project 112
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From the International War Veterans Poetry Archives
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 17:10:14 EST
Subject: Government Guinea Pig update
Please help us get this message out.
Government Guinea Pig:
When Uncle Sam Wants You...
(Ghosts, UFOs, Mind Control & the Government)
Government Guinea Pig... update
"... 74 percent of Americans believe the government is involved with conspiracies and
cover-ups that most people will never know about." (CNN - The American Edge -
"Let's face it. Our government has done a lot of bad things, and a lot of them have
come out on the record. You start from there, and then you think well, what are they
hiding from us?" -- Jonathan Vankin Author, The 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
> Official website: www.governmentguineapig.com <
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Betreff: GERM WARFARE? TRY THE USA GOVERNMENT
Datum: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 12:45:39 +0100
Von: "World-Action" <email@example.com>
Please NETWORK this wide across the INTERNET. And DO what YOU can to avert
WORLD WAR III....
TRY THE USA GOVERNMENT
The United States has a long history of experimentation, on unwitting human subjects,
which goes back to the beginning of this century. Both private firms and the military
have used unknowing human populations to test various theories. However, the extent
to which human experimentation has been a part of the U.S. Biological Weapons
programs will probably never be known.
The following examples are taken from information declassified in 1977, and from other
private source accounts. Several involve incidents which are still of unknown origins
and which cannot be fully explained:
'CHEMTRAILS'. Search the Internet on the word, 'CHEMTRAIL', and at dozens of
websites, find out what is being sprayed in most parts of North America TODAY.
Chemtrails are also being sprayed in most NATO countries. Barium, aluminium, and
biological ingredients are included in the spray. Chemtrail spraying has been going on
for several years. Many people, animals, pets, etc. are becoming very sick with a
variety of symptoms, especially respiratory conditions....
Eighty-eight members of Congress sign a letter demanding an investigation into
bioweapons use & Gulf War Syndrome.
Under pressure from Congress and the public, after a 60 Minutes segment, the U.S.
Department of Defense finally admits that at least 20,000 U.S. servicemen "may" have
been exposed to chemical weapons during operation 'Desert Storm'. This exposure
came as a result of the destruction of a weapons bunker. Causes of the similar
illnesses of other troops, who were not in this area, have not yet been explained, other
than as post traumatic stress syndromes. Veterans groups have released information
that many of the problems may be a result of experimental vaccines and inoculations
which were provided troops during the military build-up. [Reportedly, the Bush family
have or had shares in the vaccine company]
As the result of a lawsuit by a public interest group, the Department of Defense was
forced to reveal the fact that it still operated Chemical and Biological Warfare (CBW)
research programs at 127 sites around the United States.
In ruling on a case in which a former U.S. Army sergeant attempted to bring a lawsuit
against the Army for using experimental drugs on him, without his knowledge, the
U.S. Supreme Court determined that allowing such an action against the military
would disrupt the chain of command. Thus, nearly all potential actions against the
military for past, or future, misdeeds have been barred as have actions aimed at the
release of classified documents on the subject.
An outbreak of Dengue fever strikes Managua Nicaragua shortly after an increase of
U.S. aerial reconnaissance missions. Nearly half of the capital city's population was
stricken with the disease, and several deaths have been attributed to the outbreak. It
was the first such epidemic in the country and the outbreak was nearly identical to that
which struck Cuba a few years earlier (1981). Dengue fever variations were the focus
of much experimentation at the Army's Biological Warfare test facility at Ft. Dietrick,
Maryland prior to the 'ban' on such research in 1972.
El Salvadoran trade unionists claimed that epidemics of many previously unknown
diseases had cropped up in areas immediately after U.S. directed aerial bombings.
There is no hard evidence to support these charges. However, the pattern and types of
outbreaks are consistent with the claims.
More than 300,000 Cubans were stricken with dengue hemorrhagic fever. An
investigation by the magazine 'Covert Action Information Bulletin', which tracks the
workings of various intelligence agencies around the world, suggested that this
outbreak was the result of a release of mosquitoes by Cuban counter revolutionaries.
The magazine tracked the activities of one CIA operative from a facility in Panama to
the alleged Cuban connections. During the last 30 years, Cuba has been subjected to
an enormous number of outbreaks of human and crop diseases which are difficult to
attribute purely natural causes.
Within months of their incarceration in detention centers in Miami and Puerto Rico,
many male Haitian refugees developed an unusual condition called "gynecomasia".
This is a condition in which males develop full female breasts. A number of the
internees at Ft. Allen in Puerto Rico claimed that they were forced to undergo a
series of injections which they believed to be hormones.
Ray Ravenhott, director of the population program of the U.S. Agency for
International Development (AID), publicly announced the agency's goal to sterilize
one quarter of the world's women. In reports by the St Louis Post-Dispatch,
Ravenhott in essence cited the reasoning for this being U.S. corporate interests in
avoiding the threat of revolutions which might be spawned by chronic unemployment.
President Nixon announced a ban on the production and use of biological (but not
chemical) warfare agents. However, as the Army's own experts reveal, this ban is
meaningless because the studies required to protect against biological warfare
weapons are generally indistinguishable from those for chemical weapons.
On June 9, 1969, Dr. D.M. McArtor, then Deputy Director of Research and Technology
for the Department of Defense, appeared before the House Subcommittee on
Appropriations to request funding for a project to produce a synthetic biological agent
for which humans have not yet acquired a natural immunity. Dr. McArtor asked for $10
million dollars to produce this agent over the next 5-10 years. The Congressional
Record reveals that according to the plan for the development of this germ agent, the
most important characteristic of the new disease would be "that it might be refractory
[resistant] to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to
maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease". AIDS first appeared as a
public health risk ten years later.
1968 - 1969:
The CIA experimented with the possibility of poisoning drinking water by injecting a
chemical substance into the water supply of the Food And Drug Administration in
Washington, D.C.. There were no harmful effects noted from this experiment.
However, none of the human subjects in the building were ever asked for their
permission, nor was anyone provided with information on the nature or effects of the
The U.S. Army dispensed a bacillus throughout the New York City subway system.
Materials available on the incident noted the Army's justification for the experiment was
the fact that there are many subways in the (former) Soviet Union, Europe, and South
America. Although there are no harmful effects known for this release, details of the
experiment are still classified.
In a three year study, 70 volunteer prisoners at the Holmesburg State Prison in
Philadelphia were subjected to tests of dioxin, the highly toxic chemical contaminant in
Agent Orange. Lesions which the men developed were not treated and remained for
up to seven months. None of the subjects was informed that they would later be studied
for the development of cancer. This was the second such experiment which Dow
Chemical undertook on "volunteers" who did not receive the information which the
world proclaimed was necessary for "informed consent" at Nuremberg.
1956 - 1958:
In Savannah, Georgia and Avon Park, Florida, the Army carried out field tests in
which mosquitoes were released into residential neighborhoods from both ground
level and from aircraft. Many people were swarmed by Mosquitoes, and fell ill, some
even died. After each test, U.S. Army personnel posing as public health officials
photographed and tested the victims. It is theorized that the mosquitoes were infected
with a strain of Yellow Fever. However, details of the testing remain classified.
The Tampa Bay area of Florida experienced a sharp rise in Whooping Cough cases,
including 12 deaths, after a CIA test where a bacteria withdrawn from the Army's
Chemical and Biological Warfare arsenal was released into the environment. Details of
the test are still classified.
1952 - 1953:
In another series of experiments, the U.S. military released clouds of "harmless" gases
over six (6) U.S. and Canadian cities to observe the potential for similar releases under
chemical and germ warfare scenarios. A follow-up report by the military noted the
occurrence of respiratory problems in the unwitting civilian populations.
1950 - 1953:
An array of germ warfare weapons were allegedly used against North Korea. Accounts
claim that there were releases of feathers infected with anthrax, fleas and mosquitoes
dosed with Plague and Yellow Fever, and rodents infected with a variety of diseases.
These were precisely the same techniques used in immunity from prosecution in
exchange for the results of that research. The Eisenhower administration later pressed
Sedition Charges against three Americans who published charges of these activities.
However, none of those charged were convicted.
The U.S. Navy sprayed a cloud of bacteria over San Francisco. The Navy claimed that
the bacteria was harmless, and used only to track a simulated attack, but many San
Francisco residents became ill with pneumonia-like symptoms, and one is known to
In a crash program to develop new drugs to fight Malaria during World War II, doctors in
the Chicago area infected nearly 400 prisoners with the disease. Although the Chicago
inmates were given general information that they were helping with the war effort, they
were not provided adequate information in accordance with the later standards set by
the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal. Nazi doctors on trial at Nuremberg cited the
Chicago studies as precedents to defend their own behavior in aiding the German war
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study began. Two hundred poor black men with syphilis
began a long term experiment in which those men were to be studied. They were
never told of their illness, and treatment was denied them. As many as 100 of the
original 200 died as a direct or indirect result of the illness. The wives and
children of the subjects also suffered as a result of the disease. (The government
office supervising the study was the predecessor to today's Centers for Disease Control
The Puerto Rican Cancer Experiment was undertaken by Dr. Cornelius Rhoads.
Under the auspices of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Investigations, Rhoads
purposely infected his subjects with cancer cells. Thirteen of the subjects died. When
the experiment was uncovered, and in spite of Rhoads' written opinions that the Puerto
Rican population should be eradicated, Rhoads went on to establish U.S. Army
Biological Warfare facilities in Maryland, Utah, and Panama. He later was named to
the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and was at the heart of the recently revealed
radiation experiments on prisoners, hospital patients, and soldiers.
A doctor in Mississippi produced Pellagra in twelve white Mississippi inmates in an
attempt to discover a cure for the disease.
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May 31, 2007
AIDS Is Man-Made
by DR. ALAN CANTWELL & DR. SUE ARRIGO
To all persons interested in the man-made origin of AIDS...
I am a physician and AIDS researcher who has authored two books on the man-made
origin of HIV/AIDS ("AIDS & THE DOCTORS OF DEATH: AN INQUIRY INTO THE
ORIGIN OF THE AIDS EPIDEMIC" and "QUEER BLOOD: THE SECRET AIDS
On the eve of the Blue Moon of May 31, 2007, I was sent the most explosive email I
have ever received concerning possible insider evidence pertaining to the man-made
epidemic of AIDS.
The communication was sent by Sue Arrigo, M.D., who claimed she was a physician
licensed in California (G50197). Because her email (attached below) was so mind-blowing, I immediately googled Arrigo and found several entries including a note on one
website in which Arrigo claimed to have been kidnapped, raped and threatened with
death in 2004 (this was NOT mentioned in her email to me).
In addition, I checked online and verified that she was indeed a licensed CA physician,
although her license expired in December, 2006, and her current residence is in
In her email Dr. Arrigo asked if I would help her get the word out to interested persons. I
would ask that anyone who receives this communication to do all they can to spread the
word regarding her accusations that AIDS is a man-made disease.
Over the past two decades there have been only a handful of other physicians and
health professionals who have had the courage to alert the public to evidence that AIDS
is man-made, namely Robert Strecker MD, William Campbell Douglass MD, Eva
Snead MD, and Leonard G Horowitz DDS.
In general, their research (books, videos, internet communications) have been ignored
by the CDC, the NIH, the AIDS establishment, the major media, etc. -- and merely
passed over as "conspiracy theory" and "paranoia."
Dr. Arrigo has a long association with the CIA as an expert on biological warfare, and
also has apparent ties to the highest powers (and presidents) in the U.S. government.
Thus, her insider status makes her an extremely valuable witness to the truth about
AIDS and its man-made origin.
Please do all you can to confirm or deny the truth of Dr. Arrigo's accusations -- and to
publicize her plight -- and to air her plea on behalf of the abominations of secret
biological warfare experimentation and use against human beings.
I have attached the google references to "sue arrigo", her email to me in it's entirety,
proof of her CA medical credentials, and a website note of her rape and torture.
In truth and justice,
Alan Cantwell M.D.
On May 31, 2007, at 8:32 PM, Sue Arrigo wrote:
Dear Dr. Cantwell,
Thank you for your courage and integrity in speaking the truth.
As an ex- CIA physician with high level access, I wrote a report for DCI Webster in
about 1991 arguing for closure of all the US Bio-Warfare Labs. I did that after reviewing
the Ft. Detrick and the CIA's Langley Bio-Warfare Labs's research, looking at their
That review was authorized because Bush, Sr. had sold dangerous Bio-Warfare
agents to Hussein, which I ended up having to recover from Iraq. Webster, as a
former judge, willing to evaluate the evidence, allowed me to research the field and
write a report for him of close to 100 pages and 1000 pages of supporting documents.
Although the focus of my report was why the Bio-Warfare Labs should be closed, the
issue of the HIV virus developed by the Ft. Detrick lab formed about 18 pages of my
At the time I wrote that report, the vaccine for HIV that had been developed in 6 months
of work, had already been used by the Cabal since 1983.
It was a crime against humanity that the virus was unleashed on the world, and it
continues to be a crime that the vaccine has been kept secret and for private use only.
Meanwhile, the outer research to get to a vaccine is an exercise in how not to arrive at
a solution before millions more die.
The initial "hopes" for HIV per its designers was to be able to walk into Africa and take
the resources from a ghost continent. They had hyped it as killing everyone there within
a year, in their pre-release reports.
The research at the Labs addressed the fastest way to make vaccines to Bio-warfare
agents, both in labs, at a front, and impromptu on a battlefield. That was a pressing
concern and one that was researched using millions and millions of dollars.
Briefly, the consensus at the time was that
1) Any agent from a sick soldier left in a Waring Blender for 8 hours would be broken
down well enough to not be infective in small doses ( ie. less than a 100 germs).
The Labs had made an IgM set of antibodies to sediment out the human HLA antigens
by centrifuging it. That allowed the supernatant to be used as a vaccine with little serum
A physician in a war zone equipped with a Waring Blender, a blood specimen
centrifuge, and a vial of the IgM could make a fast "fresh" vaccine and start inoculating
The labs tested that using a variety of agents and common cold agents. It was only if
one wanted to store the vaccine in vials that one got into the problem of denaturing the
proteins of the agent due to heat, chemicals,etc. That was where most of the problems
of loss of effectiveness crop up.
2) The Labs found that causing a 1cm by 1cm abrasion until one got lymph and
applying a drop of the "fresh vaccine" and a band aid, worked almost as well as an
injection. The abrasion could be caused by three fast firm strokes of very fine sand
paper over a template with a square of skin bulging through it.
This method had much less serum sickness problem. The major problem was occasion
keloid and scar formation and superficial infections.
3) The Labs also showed that it was possible to make a crude live vaccine as an
emergency directly on the battlefield. The principle was that infection occurs when the
body's defenses are overwhelmed but that the body can usually fend off 10 to 50
organisms even of Bio-warfare agents. It was a simple dilution to get the agent into the
right ballpark, starting with a secretion of a sick person.
Then a drop of that dilute live agent would be placed on an abrasion. That was also
tested during war games with colds etc. The diluted material can't be stored for longer
than an hour due to the risk of multiplying the agent.
It was assumed that in the field it would not be known whether the agent was a virus or
a bacteria. A bacteria that divided every 20 minutes could be 8 fold in quantity after an
hour and risk causing the infection one was attempting to prevent. Of course, such a
live agent could be extremely dangerous and except in an extreme emergency would
not be used.
4) The issue of how to quickly sterilize a make-shift vaccine was also addressed in the
research. The best method was to dry the agent, if time permitted. Second best was to
preserve the agent in Vodka (40%), not gin, etc., and then to dilute it down to less than
2% alcohol before applying it to the abrasion.
That means that a simple vaccine for HIV can be made by virtually anyone in the world
in a short period of time, though it would likely need to be repeated periodically to get
and keep the titers up. But repeating it is a good idea anyway as that helps address the
mutation problem. So, suppose one took 1 cc of secretions from each of 10 HIV
patients in an area (without fungal infections preferably) and mixed them together to
have a range of HIV agents. Then one could add 250 cc of Vodka and let it sit a week.
Then one could remove a cc of that and add 20 cc of clean water to get a less than 2%
alcohol solution. A drop of that could be applied to an abrasion. That, I believe, would
give you about 60% protection.
Repeating that at intervals of about 2 weeks to a month for 6 months and using new
HIV secretions every 6 to 12 months, I think would give one fairly good protection in a
person with a normal immune system to start with. Of course, that is a crude method
and should be tested for efficacy etc. But it is simple enough to test on sex workers, if
they were willing to volunteer.
They are at such high risk that the likely benefits almost certainly outweigh the risks.
The chief risk would still be sensitization with human HLA proteins. The beauty of using
abrasions is that one can wash the vaccine off as soon as any untoward reaction is
If you know of people doing HIV research who are not controlled by the US govt, could
you please pass this information on to them?
It would be good to get it out to those who could investigate this information with the
intention of saving lives with it. Bio- warfare research is immoral and illegal.
Unfortunately the US govt is accelerating that research and production of secret private
Sue Arrigo, MD
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(the below is from: http://www.alternet.org/rights/27771/ )
An American Already Tortured
By Cheney's Team in the US
Posted by: kunzangwangmo on Nov 11, 2005 10:16 PM
As a coerced CIA asset, I was asked by Cheney in Aug. 2004 to frame Iran as
developing nuclear weapons. Because Cheney was afraid of CIA leaks, he gave me
the assignment at a Chinese restaurant in DC after hours. It was not the first meeting
that I have ever had privately with him as I acted as a negotiator between him and
Within the CIA I had been an outspoken critic of US wars of aggression, its nuclear
first strike plans, and its breaking of nuclear arms control treaties. I spent most of my
life as an operative risking my life as a remote viewing spy monitoring and recovering
I am a doctor and the assignment Cheney gave me was to go to Iran as a physician.
Once in Iran, a camera crew would be filming when an Iranian agent would rush
in to say that he knew a secret bunker where the Iranian govt. was developing
Cheney admitted that the rest of the filming would occur in Hollywood with a
mock up of said lab. Clearly, this was an immoral assignment. There was no way
that I was going to have the blood of innocent Iranian women and children on my
hands, so I refused. When I did so, Cheney threatened the life of my mother.
Since my mother had recently told me she would rather die than have me be
emotionally blackmailed in this way, I held to my no.
During the course of our about 40 minute talk, one of his secret service officers
interrupted us twice. The next week when I was kidnapped in Virginia, raped and
tortured for 4 days, I recognized the voice of that officer as one of the rapists.
It is an outrage that Cheney is advocating torture. He has already shown by his actions,
that he will stop at nothing, not even the torture of American born CIA personnel in
order to get his way. He has a clear conflict of interest in making money off these wars.
Are we, as Americans, going to torture people just so that corrupt officials can
line their pockets with oil and war profiteering revenues?
Please write your congresspersons to prevent others being tortured as I was. Cheney
and Bush should be impeached for lying to force us into war. We are not winning
the war on terrorism, torture is terrorism as anyone who had been through it knows. I
was raped and subjected to three mock executions, when will this US reign of terror
Sue Arrigo, MD
California medical license G 50197
Every Church A Peace Church Speakers Bureau
"In 1951, the CIA decided to coordinate efforts with the US Army, Navy, .... at
The assignment Cheney gave me was to go to Iran as a physician in a humanitarian
gesture to treat ... Sue Arrigo, MD - California medical license G 50197 ...
Military and Civilian Perspectives on the Ethics of Intelligence-
A physician at the workshop, Sue Arrigo (my sister), discussed medical .... by the CIA
and the usurpation of military resources for CIA operations ...
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See also: Nests in The Pentagon; Of Vampires and Daisies; The Kissinger of Death;
The Secret Nests: The CIA; Vultures in The Global Fund
PROPHET, PATRIOT, PLAYER, OR PHONY?
By Virginia McCullough, The Baycities Observer
QUOTE (Michael Riconosciuto): "I ran various operations which developed extremely
sensitive military applications from highly advanced technology, e.g.:
ii. Biotechnological weapons, including, but not limited to, lethal
monoclonal antibodies which are gene specific, e.g., able to
distinguish between specific racial characteristics and cause
painful, disastrous, lethal effects for only those individuals
exposed to such antibodies whose cell structure contains the
CIA Operative Michael J. Riconosciuto's Declaration in case No. 92 C 6217, filed April
1990, US District Court, Cook County, Illinois. Case: Riconosciuto, et al. v. Nicholas
Bua in the Special Grand Jury investigation of the Inslaw matter.
In November of 1990, I received a call from Bill Hamilton, the owner of the Inslaw
Corporation. Inslaw was, at that time, involved in a nasty legal fight with the
Department of Justice over allegations that the Department of Justice had stolen
Inslaw's proprietary software called "Promis[e]"
One of the chief witnesses in the case was a mysterious genius named Michael J.
Riconosciuto. Riconosciuto was preparing a declaration to submit in the Inslaw case;
he was receiving threats from Department of Justice officials if he filed his statement
with the court. Hamilton was aware that I had researched the Riconosciuto family
connections in the State of California. He wanted background information on his star
In January of 1991, Riconosciuto filed his declaration and he was immediately arrested
and jailed on drug charges in the State of Washington. The prosecutor in this drug case
was Michael T. Hurley whose name also surfaces in the downing of Pan Am 103 over
Lockerbie, Scotland in December of 1988. Hamilton wanted to know if I would accept
collect calls from Riconosciuto while he remained in jail in Washington. I told him I
would and so began, what Riconosciuto calls, "the great adventure"
Riconosciuto asked me if I had a fax machine; I replied in the affirmative and he
requested that I keep it fully loaded with paper. The first fax I received simply stated,
"Welcome to the adventure".
The second fax was signed by "Ray Lavas" and contained a fax number to respond to
if I had questions. Over the next four months my fax machine spat out over 2500 pages
of documents independently confirming what Riconosciuto told me in many tape
Suddenly I was receiving a fast track education on satanic cults, small arms trafficking,
the covert use of Indian reservations nationwide, bio-mass burning plants, "Trojan
horses" installed in computers, the Nixon/Reagan/Bush mafia, money laundering
through the national HUD agency, the CIA/mafia bust out of savings and loans, sexual
slaves used to compromise power mongers, Vietnam drug money laundered to CIA
banks, fuel explosives, [and] chemical and biological warfare weapons....
When Riconosciuto made allegations that the United States had developed a gene
specific biological warfare weapon that could be used to eliminate specific races,
he was laughed at by the few reporters still contacting him. By this time few journalists
could afford his collect calls from jail; fewer still considered the story important. Most
correspondents considered him crazy or a pathological liar. They had bought the
government line. No one thought his story about biological weapons was true.
Then my fax machine spat out a two page letter dated January 20, 1983 addressed to
Dr. Harry Fair of Tactical Technology in Arlington, Virginia. The letter was signed by
CIA operative John P. Nichols and was on the letterhead of Cabazon Arms, a joint
venture between the small Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and the giant Wackenhut
Security firm of Coral Gables, Florida often called the CIA's CIA. In page one,
paragraph two, the following statement:
"On February 15, 1983, I will be forwarding to you a unique list of agents and
production techniques related to biological warfare. The Stormont Laboratories, Inc.
business plan I mailed you was to prepare you for what we are sending you in this area.
Their products could be utilized in small countries bordering Albania or large countries
bordering the Soviet Union. You will be amazed at the scope."
Once again Riconosciuto had proven himself to be a "mystery wrapped in an enigma."
His gene specific biological warfare weapons story was confirmed eight years after he
made his allegations.
Riconosciuto made so many strange declarations that the majority of media employees
eventually gave up trying to prove or disprove his stories. As the months passed and
1991 began to fade away so too did the interest in this jailed genius. The only reporter
who remained intensely interested in the Riconosciuto story was the first reporter on the
case, Jos. "Danny" Casolaro.
Casolaro was a handsome man in his thirties who had tracked Riconosciuto all over
California, Oregon and Washington as he investigated the Inslaw case....
The Great Adventure ended for my friend and fellow journalist, Danny Casolaro, in
August of 1991. The ever-expanding story he titled "The Octopus" had killed him.
Casolaro was executed in a classic CIA "wet operation"; his arms were sliced to the
bone many times, he was stripped naked, placed in a bathtub of warm water to facilitate
rapid bleeding, drugged and allowed to bleed to death. This style of eliminating
enemies of the CIA was also used in the attempted assassination of Ron Rewald, figure
head of the failed CIA bank, "Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham and Wong". ...
Simultaneously with Danny's death, I received a lengthy essay obviously composed and
typed by Riconosciuto during his imprisonment.
In light of the recent stories about the suicide of Dr. Larry C. Ford in Orange County,
California, the attempted murder of his business associate, James Patrick Riley, and
Ford's alleged involvement with biotechnology warfare weaponry in South Africa, it
is timely to post this essay in its entirety....
Read the entire story and Riconosciuto’s essay at:
Virginia McCullough © 2000
U.S. Used Chemical Weapons
Against Own Troops
The Pentagon has admitted that during the Cold War, it tested chemical and biological
weapons on its own troops in the U.S., United Kingdom and Canada.
James Turner, spokesperson for the Defense Department, declared on Thursday that
around 500 people were involved in these tests which were conducted “under strict
The 27 tests were carried out between 1962 and 1971 in Maryland, Florida, Alaska
and Hawaii, according to Turner. These revelations can be added to others which
became public in May which indicated that U.S. warships had been fumigated with
chemical and biological weapons....
Other tests, involving VX nerve gas were deployed in Canada. In the UK the agent
used was Sarin, the same gas that was used by terrorists in the Tokyo metro in 1995.
In Alaska, artillery shells loaded with VX nerve gas were fired along with bacterial
Military sources, however, point towards 5,500 as the number of personnel involved in
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Centre for Research on Globalisation
Centre de recherche sur la mondialisation
The Pentagon released a document which confirms that the US government tested
biological weapons on its own citizens.
This report was released to the media on October the 8th, one day after President Bush
outlined the Administration's main justification for waging war against Iraq, namely
Saddam Hussein's alleged programme of weapons of mass destruction including
No public outcry, and very little media coverage. The US government used biological
weapons against its own citizens, but this was justified, it was for a good cause.
The US government is a threat to the security of civilians, not Saddam Hussein....
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The Grace of the Heart
A Survivors Testimony
By Wendella K.
Copyright Pending, All Rights Reserved
October 1, 1998
“It will be for my glory that you will write the book."
I am here, now with me myself and I. I am alone in my world trying to guide myself
through this existence called Man. I hope to achieve my goal to survive this experience.
I am human - no I am not. In me there is more life than knowledge, and maybe through
this experience I can accomplish that which my Heavenly Father has sent me here to do.
All I know is that I am.
Not someone else or their experience, but mine, alone, real, not contrived or hoped for.
Man has not seen nor heard all that can be; will be; is; or was. Only He knows it all.
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Chapter One: The First Forty Years
May 23, 2000
Hi. My name for now will be Susan....
I am going to be 44 years old this June. I am single, raising 7 of my own children who all
live with me. The oldest is 20 years, a son, and the youngest is 5 years, a girl. I have
had a very complicated and sad life, yet in my belief in Jesus Christ and his mercy, He
has led me to be able to find the true source of my troubles and has led me to learn to
not be afraid to love and raise my children.
I was asked to write a narrative. It will be contrite, from my heart, but may seem cold as
it will have to include so much the average individual may not be able to accept it.
Everything I include here is true to the best of my knowledge. In the area of recovery
that I am in, many would say I have false memories; yet I would challenge them that no
counselor, therapist, friend, and especially family member, has ever in anyway
influenced what I believe are my memories....
In my current healing I receive feelings and then pictures and as yet have not put them
all together. I have read books on people who are healing from what I am, and it takes
years to undo what is harmful to you as a child....
I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. I never remembered any childhood. It was always just
a blackness in my mind. Yes, there were pieces here and there, but they seemed not to
be a part of me....
We left Anchorage when I was in the 5th grade ...
As a teenager I became involved with a cult. They showed what I thought was caring for
me. I was involved with it for 6 years. They only wanted money....
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Well, let’s skip ahead.
I have left all my ex-husbands and moved to a place for a new start. I had been here
one year and started working again after 20 years of isolation and abuse. I did well. I
recover well. My kids were all in school and getting medical attention. I was trying to
rebuild my life. I knew my father had sexually abused me, as it was confirmed in a very
private way. I knew being the daughter of an alcoholic made me feel guilty for being
alive as that is a part of their disease you inherit even if you don't drink.... I have my own
home, my own car, and my own money and started to find out who I am and not just
So, now I am ready to rejoin my local church. And....surprise!
I decided to pray for forgiveness and ask Heavenly Father to reveal to me what I needed
to repent of. I did, and He did. No one in my church understood except my Pastor. He
accepted me completely and never looks down on me even though I can't live up to my
church's requirements for re-entry. He doesn't understand how much Christ-like love he
has given me. It saved my life in a way.
What I write next is abhorrent to most. In the next 20 years, more and more like myself
will remember. With the Internet and free communication not guarded by big
whatevers... We will tell the stories of our lives... We will heal from that which is
unspeakable... We will be free!
All my compulsions to protect my children from being taken from me, from dying under
the hands of strangers; all my fears of men and at the same time compulsions to be with
them come from my real childhood. Much research has been done. One third of all
trauma victims remember nothing, one third remember some, and one third remember
all. Each is unique. All is stored within the mind for the individual to take as they can
and will for their own personal journey.
Mine is as follows:
(Note to those of you who are survivors: much of this will TRIGGER YOU. Read it at
your own discretion please. Thank you.)
I received 24 hours of Satanic Ritual Abuse Memories as an answer to my prayer.
These came instantaneously. It took me a whole year to come out of shock. Knowledge
has been my friend so I started to research things in my local library and by talking to
possibly knowledgeable individuals. I learned nothing so I went to the Internet. Every
memory I received was unique to myself. Sometimes after a memory came I would find
a similar kind of act being talked about from others, but I knew mine were mine.
I knew they were real because of two things:
When body memories came some of my physical handicaps got better or disappeared.
I found in my memory reasons for many of my fears and could re-evaluate my choices in
my current life.
As an old saying is: "The Truth Will Always Set You Free...."
In learning about sra (satanic ritual abuse) I discovered most don't believe it. It's too
scary and means man is really evil if they choose to be. It's hard to look at society that
way. It hurts too much. Its commonly called Denial....
I also discovered that most who encountered SRA memories were a cover up for
intentional government-controlled, sponsored (and your tax dollars paid for, sorry!)
research into all areas of your human body. Telekinesis, psychic phenomena,
hypnosis, intentional creation of multiple personalities, testing to see how much a human
can withstand of tortures and pain prior to death, the list is endless....
I feel to not go into detail. I can say I was forced to kill my best friend, I witnessed
murder, death, mutilations, ceremonies to combine spirits (dark) and humans. I saw
children be born and then immediately sacrificed along with their mother’s for use of the
cult. Nothing you might believe in is cared for by them.
I didn't think I had any government connection. I was wrong and still am trying to piece
together the puzzle.
I was used in experiments with water, drugs, electroshock, and animals. I was trained to
obey my handler. I was trained to know that disobedience meant death....
Until these memories came I always feared my death and that of my children. I never
believed in any future. It's still far away from me. Time was always my enemy. I had no
knowledge that anyone I loved would be there the next day.
When my journey of healing is done, the future will be my best friend for in it is hope of a
New World for me and my children.
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For more memories of W.A.R., GO TO...
The Kissinger of Death; Of Vampires & Daisies
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For more regarding Mind Control, see
North American Freedom Foundation
COWBOYS IN GAS MASKS
From Canaries on the Rim, by Chip Ward:
At the end of a long hot day underground, the uranium miners would walk along the ore
car tracks and emerge from their dank tunnels into the open light. At the mine opening
there was a Geiger counter that was swung over the surfacing ore cars to get a reading
of how powerful their radioactive loads were.
I once listened to a former miner from Marysvale, Utah, tell how he and his friends would
turn the Geiger counter on at the end of a work day and blow on it to see who could get
the highest reading from his lungs. The instrument would crackle with static as each
worker exhaled hard his radioactive breath. This was done for amusement.
As the only survivor of the group, he shook his head in amazement and got that
thousand yard stare as he struggled to understand his own ignorance, the sad fate of his
coworkers who died young of lung cancer, and his government’s complicity in hiding the
danger it surely knew was there.
In the 1950s and 60s, he and thousands of other uranium miners, many of them poor
Navajos, were expendable. The Cold War was on and we were in an arms race that
required uranium quickly, too quickly for safeguards or caution.
Today, among the 45,000 radioactive sites in the US that must be cleaned up, there are
over 1,140 uranium mining sites in Utah.
There is no count for dead miners....
~ ~ ~
The uranium ended up in bombs like those tested over the Nevada desert. Those that
ran the tests waited until the wind blew towards Utah. After all, Arizona had a senator,
Barry Goldwater, who was powerful and tough. You wouldn’t want to piss him off by
poisoning his constituents. Utah was sparsely populated with Mormons who, in the
fifties, were still a small and unpopular minority, often regarded as odd outsiders within
their own nation....
My friend Abel was a small boy then on his grandfather’s sheep ranch. His memories of
that era are few but vivid. While children in the rest of the nation were being taught to
“duck ‘n’ cover” to guard against exposure to an atomic blast, government officials and
scientists actually encouraged the Utah locals who were immediately downwind from the
one hundred plus nuclear blasts they conducted to go outside and watch. They could
“witness a moment in history.”
He remembers sitting on the roof of his family’s house with his brothers and sisters.
Being up on the roof was not a normal activity and they waited with the kind of
anticipation children feel when sitting on a curb and waiting for a Fourth of July parade to
They were waiting for the blinding flash of a distant atomic detonation followed minutes
later by a wall of hot air. It would flatten their shirts against their chests, sweep their hair
back, bend the trees in the backyard, and send clouds of dust swirling. Sometimes a
blizzard of hot ashes would fall later and the children would run, shout, and twirl in the
summer storm of atomic debris. The ranch was remote and entertainment was where
you found it.
As my friend and his siblings yelled and leaped through the radioactive dust and ashes,
soldiers who had just crouched in trenches near the blast climbed from their hiding
places and marched slowly towards the bruise-colored mushroom cloud in front of them.
With their naked eyes, they had just studied the x-rayed bones in their hands at the
moment of destruction. It was the whitest light they had ever seen. For several
moments they had unwittingly become transparent glowing angels in the nuclear hell of
America’s Cold War jihad.
Those who had defecated in their pants quickly tried to cover their shame. Soon, the
soles of their boots would melt under the crunching surface of hot sand that was melted
into globs of glass by the inferno. They marched right into “ground zero.”
Later, some vomited uncontrollably and bled from every orifice of their bodies. Days
after, their hair came out when they combed it. They were young, most of them, and
their lives would be short. Years later, their records were shredded and their sacrifices
Abel also remembers when the family car was stopped on the way into town by
government scientists who were covered from head to toe in protective suits, like
spacemen. He could not see their expressions because their faces and eyes were
covered with gas masks. They waved their instruments over the car tires and took
notes. His father leaned out his car window and asked if all was well. No problem, the
scientists told him while keeping their gas masks tight, drive on.
Then there was the “lambing shed from Hell.” Rural Mormons like my friend do not use
the “H word” lightly. They say “HE double toothpicks” rather than pronounce the word
out loud.... In this case, however, the word HELL is said openly because it is
That spring most of the sheep that were gathered into the shed had raw patches
between their wool or odd-looking bleached spots. Some had blisters around their
mouths. Many aborted their fetuses and the fetuses looked like exhibits in a carnival
freak show – two heads, no heads, two tails, extra legs, misshapen and hideous forms
that resembled no earthly creature.
Lambs that were almost as freakish followed. Some had hearts that beat outside of their
chests. The normal-looking ones often sickened and died shortly after they were born.
Abel’s grandfather went crazy. The sheep were his livelihood, his means of supporting
his family in a desert landscape where ranching was hrd and marginal. He was
supposed to be the patriarch of his clan and take care of others.
To a deeply religious and simple man who did not know the ways radiation could
scramble the cellular chemistry of fetal development, the events that transpired in his
lambing shed that spring must have seemed a curse, some awful almighty retribution for
an unknown violation.
He was not alone. The curse was widespread. As he and his neighbors traded stories,
they grew suspicious, angry, and fearful. Most, however, remained silent. Like all
Americans, they had experienced the collective trauma of global war, witnessed the
destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and lived in fear of the Communist menace.
What if Russia acquired stronger atomic weapons that we owned? They might do to us
what we did to Japan.
They were convinced America needed atomic weapons to defend itself and took a
certain pride that the development of such weapons was happening in their own
But some did question. Phone calls were made and letters written. No one wanted to
hear it. Scientists were sent in to reassure the doubters. Women who complained they
were losing their hair were diagnosed as “neurotic” or suffering from “housewife
syndrome.” Even the prominent scientist who led America’s effort to develop the atomic
bomb, Robert Oppenheimer, was described by President Truman as a “crybaby
scientist” when he tried to warn of the health risks atmospheric nuclear testing.
Many of the ranchers went out of business. Some moved on to jobs in uranium mines
and felt fortunate they could keep their heads above water. Years later, most are gone.
Cancer ran rampant in those small towns that were downwind. There were respiratory,
neurological, and heart diseases, too, and chronic illnesses that had no diagnosis.
Economic ruin preceded the years of biopsies and tumors.
My friend lost his parents and a brother in his thirties to cancer. His wife had thyroid
cancer in her thirties. He has been lucky, he says, but sometimes his body feels like it is
a time bomb ticking away. He reads about the genetic mutations that radiation can
cause and worries that his children or grandchildren will also suffer someday.
Those that are baffled by the passivity of Utahns and their political leaders to the
onslaught of military experimentation and abuse in years to come, must start with the
trauma of atomic testing, the betrayal and cover-up.
Denial is one way of dealing with psychic damage. Dr Robert Jay Lifton coined the
phrase “nuclear numbing” to describe such behavior. Poor plus obedient plus numb
plus eager to belong was a formula the military learned to use over and over to their
The story of my friend and his family and neighbors has been told. It is a story that with
different circumstances but the same elements of fear, arrogance, trust, ignorance, and
betrayal can be told in Hanford, Rocky Flats, Kazakhstan, or at the Nevada Test Site
where more than 200 even bigger underground nuclear blasts were conducted in the
years after above ground testing was banned. And lately the circle of exposure has
been broadened as the secret documents continue to be discovered, released, or
It wasn’t just in Southern Utah that unsuspecting innocents were dosed. Clouds of
radiation drifted in the wind and fell hundreds of miles away. Every community east of
the prevailing winds was a player in an atmospheric game of radioactive roulette. We
now know there were lots of hot spots in northern Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and
South Dakota. A hard radioactive rain fell on Chicago after one test. Other fallout
storms dowsed communities as far away as Troy and Rochester, New York.
Nuclear fallout reached farm-belt pastures and was passed on through milk. Children
were especially vulnerable because they drink more milk and have smaller thyroids than
Across the nation, for example, one hundred thousand cases of thyroid cancer may
have been caused by the distribution of Iodine 131 from testing. That is far more than
the “worst case scenario” just a few years ago, because each year we learn more about
the extent of Iodine 131 distribution.
But they ignore the impact on public health from exposure to Strontium 90, Celisium
137, Zirconium and other dangerous byproducts of atomic testing that were also
released into the wind. There could be hundreds of thousands of uncalculated cancers,
to say nothing of the heart disease, neurological disorders, chronic illnesses, birth
defects and sterility that were certainly fueled by radiation....
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Further north, at the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, the sons of poor farmers ran to
their places on a grid that was laid out along the sagebrush flat by military scientists.
They were shirtless under the hot desert sun but that was necessary. Then the
scientists released the mosquitoes, the men were told to stand still and wait to be bitten.
The bites would be recorded and then injections given.
The mosquitoes were carrying encephalitis.
Memories of the Great Depression were powerful and the men were thankful they had
secure employment with the government. “It’s good work if you can get it,” they told
each other. Hazard pay was an extra 6 cents an hour or 48 cents a day. They were
sure the shots the docs gave them would work and were proud to be part of something
so much bigger than they were. It appealed to their homegrown patriotism. They were
defending the free world.
When they were mindful of the risk they were taking, they justified it by thinking of the
soldier in some future battle whose life they might be saving. The carnage and trauma
of World War Two was still fresh in their minds.
Dugway was busy. Other workers were setting out cages of rabbits in the salt flats.
When the animals were set, shells containing nerve agent were fired into the grid where
they burst and set loose clouds of nerve gas around the startled animals. Cameras
whirred as the rabbits’ eyes watered. Seconds later they would twitch violently and then
go rigid as the nerve agent paralyzed their muscles so they could not take a breath.
They suffocated and died.
Take out a quarter, a former Dugway worker told me, and look at George Washington’s
eye. “If you covered his eye with nerve agent,” he said, “you’d have yourself a lethal
Rabbits died weekly from 1959 to 1969 to impress soldiers attending chemical warfare
orientation sessions conducted at Dugway then. The soldiers would watch over closed-circuit television to understand the power of chemical warfare agents. Eventually, the
show became more varied as guinea pigs, dogs, horses, cows, monkeys, and even
antelope were added to the mix of demonstration targets.
After each show, civilian employees walked into the target areas, still contaminated with
sas, and collected the bodies and transported them to the base lab. The wore no
protective clothing. A few had gas masks because they broke into a locked supply room
and stole them. Those who were too afraid to steal went into the site with bare lungs....
The biggest challenge in using chemical weapons is controlling the kill zone. Chemical
munitions were originally designed as strategic weapons. Say your enemy is racing your
troops towards an important junction or strategic position and they get ahead of you.
You fire your chemical munitions into the junction to make your enemy wait for the gas
to disperse so you can catch up.
Of course, that’s not the way it worked in World War One. Fired at close range to kill
troops, mustard gas sometimes blew back on the army using it or drifted out of the target
area, killing adjacent allied soldiers.
Nerve agent, the army realized, would be even harder to control and every kind of
ammunition they had packed with it would disperse it differently. Between 1961 and
1969 there were 1,635 field trials. More than 55,000 chemical rockets, artillery shells,
bombs, and land mines were blown up to understand how they could be used.
Airplanes flew over test grids and sprayed nerve agent to see how it was dispersed in
various weather conditions and at various heights.
All totaled, a half million pounds of nerve agent was released into the open wind.
That’s the equivalent of 3.5 trillion lethal doses.
Of course, targets were often missed and sometimes the ammunition didn’t explode.
When it could be found, Dugway workers dug it up. Imagine, one of them told me,
digging in the mud for an unexploded rocket filled with nerve gas. It’s very quiet,
he said, because everyone is listening for the sound of that first shovel hitting metal.
They couldn’t find it all. Unexploded ordinance covers thousands of acres of the base.
Now referred to as “non-stockpile chemical munitions,” these deadly misfires must be
cleaned up and destroyed. It will cost taxpayers billions.
The army didn’t even contain its tests and training to its own ground. A Department of
the Interior study shows about 1,400 square miles of public land in Utah is covered with
unexploded ordinance, some of it containing nerve agent and germs. When walking or
riding on BLM land adjacent to military property, it is wise to stick to the road in front of
You may never know where the chemical ghosts of the Cold War may be lurking.
Despite all the testing and practice, they never had much success putting the nerve gas
on the target. On 13 September 1962, for example, they test dropped 2,800 pounds of
VX agent but only 4 percent reached the target grid. The other 96 percent of that load
was sown into the wind....
No one knew where all that nerve gas went that missed the grids, but then no one was
looking for it either.
The weather was far from optimal on 13 March 1968. There were ominous
thunderheads building and shifting winds. It was not the best day to play with nerve gas,
but a bunch of VIP’s were visiting and they wanted to see some action. The Dugway
crew was eager to show off.
The test was named “Operation Combat Kid.”
A Phantom fighter jet loaded with more than a ton of nerve agent in a spray tank closed
in on its target and expelled its load. And then some. Apparently a valve didn’t close
and about twenty pounds of the VX agent the plane was carrying was inadvertently
sprayed well beyond the target zone. It may have been sucked into a storm cell then
rained out downward.
One way or the other it ended up in Skull Valley, almost thirty miles away. At first, birds
and rabbits died. Sheep followed. Over the next two days, 6,400 would perish. One by
one, they sickened, dropped, shuddered, and expired.
The army quarantined the crew of the Phantom for several weeks to keep them from
talking and scoffed at the notion that the sheep died from nerve agent. Only minuscule
traces were found on the grass. Sheep, of course, can eat a lot of grass....
Eventually, the soldiers collected the carcasses and buried them. Today they can’t
remember where. An archaeologist has been hired to locate the mass graves. The
government eventually paid out a million dollars in compensation while denying
The sheep kill got national attention. Soon after, Nixon banned open-air testing of nerve
gas. Even so, some agent testing continued. Mostly, however, the army switched to
various chemical simulants and kept at it until the 1980s. Although safer than nerve gas,
the health hazards of the simulants has also been questioned. At least some are
The army never admitted they killed the sheep. They certainly never took responsibility
for Ray Peck.
Peck and his family were living and working on a rented ranch in Skull Valley then.
During Operation Combat Kid, Ray was clearing a ditch with a tractor between two
sheep herds that died. Ray remembers the following morbing as being crisp and clear.
There was nothing atypical about it except for some dead birds on the ground and a
rabbit dying in the distance he noticed on his way to do his chores.
The helicopter that later landed in his backyard, however, was unusual. It carried army
officials who wanted to collect the dead wildlife and conduct blood tests on him and his
frightened family. The other Skull Valley ranch families, sheepherders, and Goshute
Indians who could be located were also rounded up and tested.
The tests measured levels of cholenesterase, an enzyme needed for nerves to send
messages. The army scientists assured the Peck family and the others that they
showed normal results, though the results were inconclusive. They had no
cholenesterase baseline for the family or its community and no follow up was done.
In fact, the army did less testing on the human beings in that valley than on the sheep –
but their liability for the sheep might be contested and they were eager for any data on
sheep they could work into their case for denial.
The local people, as they had been learning, would believe experts, would not challenge
army brass, and were reluctant to bite the hand that fed them. Everyone in the valley
had a neighbor or relative who was employed at Dugway. Even independent ranchers
might work part time there. It could be safely assumed the locals would give up and
And they did.
Twenty-five years later, however, Deseret News reporter Lee Davidson located Ray
Peck. Peck told Davidson that in the days after the ‘68 sheep kill the entire family came
down with diarrhea and had earaches and trouble breathing. Army docs told them they
had the flu, an unfortunate coincidence.
From 1968 on, the Peck family suffered violent and debilitating headaches. They had
not suffered headaches before then. Ray had strange numbness and burning
sensations in his leg. Worse, he had bouts of paranoia and became so terrified of
making a mistake at work that he would become immobilized. He lost two jobs that way.
Although there was no family history of reproductive problems before that spring day,
afterwards Mrs. Peck had two stillbirths and the Peck daughters had several
The story of the Peck family suggests that even minuscule exposure to nerve agent can
be damaging, but it is what army lawyers, their contractors, and state regulators call
“anecdotal” evidence. It doesn’t count.
Because the authorities did not follow up, there is no data. No data, no deal. Ray Peck
and company are on their own. As Ray discovered, if you are going to be a victim of
military testing, your chances of getting justice are best if there are lots of other victims
you can contact and organize.
If you are alone or in small numbers, of if a lot of time has passed and your fellow
victims have moved away, the responsible powers will roll right over you.
~ ~ ~
When they weren’t busy setting out live animals and monitors for nerve gas testing, and
then collecting dead animals and data afterwards, the Dugway workers also helped
conduct biological warfare testing.
Same problem as nerve gas. How do you control it?
Probably the first recorded instance of germ warfare took place in 2346 when Tartar
warriors catapulted plague-ridden corpses over the walls of the besieged city of Kaffa to
infect their enemies within it. But what if you used a jet plane with an aerosol mixture of
germs? What about explosive munitions? Would the germs survive the blast? What if
the wind was blowing?
At least 328 open air experiments were conducted to find out. Anthrax, Q fever, parrot
fever, rabbit fever, undulant fever, valley fever and other pathogens were used.
During some of those tests the wind was blowing hard – 30 to 60 miles per hour. In
such cases, it was hard to land the germs on the test grid. Sometimes, no germs at all
could be found on the test grids and it was assumed the germs had missed the target.
But it was hard to know....
Landing germs on the targets was also problematic when height and speed were factors.
Although the army assured Congress that strict meteorological controls were always in
place, in one test, bombs filled with undulant fever and other pathogens the army will not
disclose were dropped out of a plane at 25,000 feet and detonated at 10,000 feet....
In another test in 1958, 40 gallons of a Q fever slurry was sprayed from an F-100A jet
traveling just under the speed of sound. A single organism of Q fever can initiate a
deadly infection and billions of organisms can be present in a mere drop of slurry.
The army told the public there was no evidence that significant amounts of the germs
they used ever migrated off base. But one report shows that although no Q fever was
detected in local wildlife before it was introduced through Dugway, it had reached
epidemic proportions in wildlife by 1960. It was decided to continue testing with Q fever
because by that time further testing would do no harm....
The disregard for the health and wellbeing of citizens was not limited to the Utah locals.
Pathogens were also released in San Francisco, Washington DC, and other cities to
track their dissemination in unwitting hosts.
Gerald Vowles, who supervised testing at Dugway, also conducted pathogen testing
using the New York City subway system. The germs they distributed there were
supposedly benign but they did make people sick. That was the point. And they could
be fatal to the elderly and babies.
Former Dugway employee Michael Outzen claims he participated in secret testing done
in Hawaii and Panama. Both men believed at the time that what they were doing was
right and safe....
Vowles is now in a wheelchair when he can make it out of bed. Outzen had a heart
attack at age thirty-one and arthritis at thirty-seven. They see it differently now.
Most of the testing, however, was done with consent, though it would be hard to say
“informed” consent. Most of the human guinea pigs probably did not understand the
experimental nature of the shots they were given to guard them or the cumulative impact
of injections on their immune systems. The had complete faith in the army and the
miracle of medicine.
A record of a test in which a cloud generator pushed Q fever towards sixty-four
monitoring stations also lists seventy-five rhesus monkeys and thirty soldiers as
participants. The soldiers were then flown to Fort Detrick, Maryland, for observation.
There were no immediate fatalities, but the health history of the test subjects after they
were discharged is not known....
Simulants were used for years after the Skull Valley sheep kill and widely accepted as
safe by the guardians of official science.... With safety endorsements in hand, the
military used “harmless” bacteria and simulants on targets in Hawaii, Alaska, St. Louis,
Minneapolis, Key West, and many other cities.
The history of simulant use at Dugway over forty-five years, however, shows that time
and time again they have stopped using simulants because they discovered they could
be deadly. Their discoveries were always belated, long after evidence had surfaced in
the medical literature. For example, zinc cadmium sulfide was used for years after it
was listed as a carcinogen.
By the 1980s, Dugway wanted a “BL-4 lab” for experimenting with anthrax, bubonic
plague, botulism, and deadly new strains of viruses that had their DNA tweaked for
maximum lethality and resistance to known cures. They proclaimed their need for
aerosol testing, too.
To their surprise and chagrin, the people of Utah did not roll over as expected. By then,
Preston Truman, the tenacious survivor of atomic testing from Hurricane, Utah, who had
founded Downwinders Inc., had a hard earned distrust of military assurance. Truman
grew up with kids who were dying of leukemia and he had buried his mother when she
died of cancer.
Truman and his right-hand man and consummate activist, Steve Erickson, were
organizing other survivors to get compensation from the US government. When
Dugway’s plans for a death lab surfaced, they turned their attention hard on the new
threat to public health and safety. The Utah Medical Association, local ranchers, and
college students were enlisted to oppose the lab....
The lab was stalled again and again. Every time it was beaten back, military planners
would rally, readjust the lab’s mission, and march their disguised death lab down the
corridors of power yet again.
Along the way, questions were raised about untested vaccines given to Gulf War troops
and whether they were being used as unwitting guinea pigs in a dry run at
chemical/biological warfare defense, and about the sale of biological materials by the
US to the Iraq’s Atomic Energy Commission before the war.
By 1998, the Pentagon finally found a costume that could get its little monster through
the door and a new lab was finally built, though well below the Apocalyptic expectations
of Dugway’s fevered crew. The drumbeat for increased testing at Dugway has become
louder as we are warned of the dangers of biological weapons in the hands of
terrorists or Saddam Hussein.
There is a proposal to build a full-scale town at Dugway that could be used for chemical
and germ warfare training. The military wants better protective gear, detectors, and
vaccines. This would all be “defensive” of course. But you cannot design an effective
defense without imagining and simulating the offense you are defending against.... It is a
So far, the only American casualties of biological and chemical warfare have been
citizens harmed by the very military sworn to defend them and Gulf War troops who put
each other in harm’s way when they blew up Saddam’s stash....
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April 3, 2003
BUSH HAS APPROVED USE, CAUSING
The New York Times
President Bush has authorized American troops to use tear gas in Iraq, the Pentagon
says, a development that some weapons experts said could set up a conflict between
American and International law.
The Defense Department said tear gas, which has been issued to American troops but
has not been used by them, would be used only to save civilian lives and in accordance
with the Chemical Weapons Convention, ratified by the United States in 1997.
Critics say any battlefield use of tear gas would violate the convention, offend crucial
allies including Britain, and hand Saddam Hussein a legal basis for using chemical
weapons against the United States.
“Riot-control agents, such as C.S., better known as tear gas, are non-lethal and may be
used by U.S. forces only when authorized by the president and only under specific, well-defined circumstances, to protect noncombatants,” a Pentagon spokesman, Lt. Col.
Dave Lapan, said in response to questions Friday. Use of the agents for defensive
purposes to save lives “would be consistent with the Chemical Weapons Convention,
which prohibits the use of riot control agents as a method of warfare,” he said.
Some experts disagreed. Elisa D. Harris, of the Center for International and Security
Studies at the University of Maryland, said a violation could arise if riot control agents
were used against Iraqi soldiers using civilians as a screen. This battlefield use would
contravene the Chemical Weapons Convention, she said, but is explicitly permitted by
an executive order of 1975.
The Pentagon cited the language of this executive order in saying the president had
authorized use of riot control agents in Iraq, she said.
Riot-control agents may be used to quell riots or control prisoners, but the chemical
weapons convention says they may not be used as a “method of warfare.”
Signatories feared that their use might escalate to the use of lethal chemicals.
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October 10, 2002
Bioweapons Expert Proves Pentagon
Papers Release a Political Fraud
Sandpoint, ID —— A Harvard trained bioweapons expert has documented a political
fraud with this week’s allegedly “new” release of Pentagon papers showing the testing of
germ weapons and nerve gases on American civilians and military personnel during the
According to Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz, author of a national bestselling book in which the
military documents were reprinted, these and other tests were extensively detailed as
early as 1975 during a congressional investigation into the Central Intelligence
Agency’s (CIA) illegal storage and testing of such weapons of mass destruction.
As detailed in Emerging Viruses: AIDS & Ebola——Nature, Accident or Intentional?
(Tetrahedron Press; 1-888-508-4787) documentation showing the CIA, directing project
MK:NAOMI—— America’s top secret biological weapons program——had stockpiled
deadly nerve gases and biologicals, and maintained intelligence on military experiments
from the 1950s through, at least, the early 1970s.
The illegal weapons cache included biologicals for anthrax, smallpox, tuberculosis,
brucellosis, encephalitis ( a relative of the West Nile virus), salmonella food poisoning,
and toxins that caused botulism and nerve paralysis.
Contrary to widely disseminated news reports this week, the documents show far more
than four states disclosed by the Pentagon papers—— Alaska, Florida, Utah and
Hawaii ——were exposed to weapons tests during the 1960s. Biological weapons test
sites included the Food and Drug Administration Building, the National Airport, and
the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Washington, DC.
Some of these experiments deployed E.coli, strains of which currently threaten meat
supplies. New York, NY was sprayed with Bacillus globigii——a bacteria that might
have caused the elderly and immune compromised people to become ill.
In addition, the Congressional Record from 1977 cited numerous contracts administered
by several universities and private laboratories engaged in the military’s “Biological
Testing Involving Human Subjects by the Department of Defense, 1977.”
According to the Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research
investigating the Army’s secret experiments on American civilians and military personnel,
two of these contracts were managed by a private company implicated in the earliest
studies of the Ebola virus.
Litton Bionetics Research Laboratories, which oversaw all of the cancer research and
weapons testing programs at Fort Detrick in Maryland during a largely funded, little
known, “Special Virus Cancer Program,” also developed other biological weapons
including ones that combined simple flu viruses with leukemia viruses, apparently to test
According to these documents, reprinted in Emerging Viruses: AIDS & Ebola, this
subsidiary of Litton Industries, routinely engaged in advanced biological weapons
experiments using genetically modified viruses that produced profound immune system
failure and the unique cancer complex, more than a decade later, named AIDS.
“There’s no doubt that human subjects in New York and central Africa were being used
by these military ―medical industrialists to even test cancer and AIDS-like viruses
during the late 1960s and early 1970s,” Dr. Horowitz said.
“This recent Pentagon release and broad news coverage of it, smacks of a royal ruse.
This information is not ‘news’ at all. It appears to be some form of propaganda and
political agenda aimed at superficially exposing America’s culpability, along with Saddam
Hussein’s, in exposing human populations to genocidal weapons.” . . .
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October 9, 2002
USA WEAPONS EXPERIMENTS BIOLOGICAL,
CHEMICAL WEAPONS COVERTLY
TESTED ON AMERICANS BODY
PETER JENNINGS, ABC NEWS
(Off Camera) Now, to John McWethy at the Pentagon today, because the US has been
somewhat embarrassed today by a report released at the Pentagon about a legacy of
the US military buildup during the Cold War. It's a report that may well be used by
enemies of the United States today. The military admits that during the 1960s and '70s,
it tested deadly chemical and biological weapons, including nerve gas, on military
personnel without their consent. Here's ABC's John McWethy...
(Voice Over) Forty years ago, the US secretly sprayed American sailors and soldiers
with nerve gas and biological toxins. The fear was the Soviet Union had these weapons
in massive quantities, and the experiments were meant to test America's protective gear
and how the poisonous agents reacted in the open air.
DOCTOR WILLIAM WINKENWERDER, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR
The tests were not conducted to evaluate the effects of dangerous agents on
people. As such, they were not medical tests, but were operational tests of war-fighting capability. Nonetheless, people were involved.
(Voice Over) More than 5,000 sailors and 500 soldiers participated in these
experiments. They often were not told what poisons they were working with, and
used gas masks and protective clothing far below what would be considered safe
today. The Pentagon today, for the first time, admitted it conducted some of these
tests, not only on US ships, but also in the open air on American soil, in Hawaii,
Alaska, Maryland, and Florida during the 1960s and early '70s.
(Voice Over) Also in Canada and Great Britain. An unknown number of civilians
were exposed, without their knowledge, to what the today Pentagon claimed were
REPRESENTATIVE MIKE THOMPSON, DEMOCRAT, ARMED SERVICES
The tests happened some 40 years ago, the ones that we know about. And the
Department of Defense buried this information.
(Voice Over) Jack Alderson, who now has cancer, participated as a tugboat
captain in an experiment called "Project Shad," in which his boat was sprayed
with deadly chemicals.
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JACK ALDERSON, RETIRED, US NAVY
I believe they're still withholding information. I'm very upset with the way the
officers and men of "Project Shad" were treated, and actually, the information
concerning them hidden.
(Off Camera) The government has now contacted more than a thousand of those
who participated in these experiments. But they are still looking for another 4,000.
They are trying, Peter, to find out if what they may have been exposed to four
decades ago is causing them health problems today.
(Off Camera) Thank you, John. John McWethy at the Pentagon.
– Copyright 2002 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ABC News Transcripts. For
fair use only
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October 31, 2002
Lethal Sarin Tested on Big Island
The Pentagon says sarin
nerve gas was tested in 1967
in the Waiakea Forest
By Gregg K. Kakesako, Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Lethal sarin nerve gas was secretly tested in the Big Island's Upper Waiakea Forest
Reserve in 1967, according to disclosures by the Pentagon today.
The purpose of the 1967 sarin test, called Red Oak, Phase I, was to determine how
effective 155mm cannon projectiles and 115mm rocket warheads could disperse the gas
when fired in a jungle environment, the Pentagon said. Sarin is a volatile and lethal
Besides Hawaii, the 115mm rocket heads and 155mm projectiles were tested in
Panama between April and May 1967. However, sarin gas was only released in the Big
Island forest southwest of Hilo.
The Pentagon did not say what Army units were involved in the Big Island tests or the
number of soldiers involved.
The Aum Shinrikyo Cult was reported to have used the nerve agent sarin in a Tokyo
subway in 1995, killing 12 and sending 5,000 to hospitals.
In 1966, the Big Island's Olaa region also was used as part of project "Yellow Leaf,"
where the biological aerosol Bacillius globigii was tested.
Initially, Bacillus globigii was believed to be harmless bacterium. Researchers later
discovered the bacteria could cause infections in people with weak immune systems.
The purpose of the tests was to determine its diffusion characteristics under a jungle
The Pentagon also disclosed today that the riot control agent CS tear gas also was
secretly tested that same year in "a tropical jungle environment." However, no test site
Soldiers and volunteers, who were not wearing protective gas masks, were exposed to
CS tear gas which was dropped from an aircraft and fired from a handheld launcher.
None of the participants or units were identified.
Earlier this month the Pentagon said another test, "Big Tom", involved spraying
Bacillus globigii over Oahu in May and June 1965. Two other tests on the Big Island,
in April through June 1966, used small bombs to test a compound with benzilic acid in
the upper Waiakea Forest Preserve, southwest of Hilo.
The substance can cause stupor, hallucinations and confusion.
On Oct. 9, the Pentagon said that at least seven secret chemical and biological weapons
tests were held at sea near Hawaii beginning in January 1963 and continued until 1969.
Some used the military's deadliest nerve agent, VX.
To date, the Pentagon has acknowledged and released 45 fact sheets on the 46 secret
Cold War-era chemical and biological warfare tests conducted more than 40 years ago
involving U.S. soldiers and sailors. The tests were conducted by the Deseret Test
Center, established at Fort Douglas, Utah, between 1962-73. The test center was
closed in 1973.
The chemical and biological warfare test was known as Project 112. The test center
planned 134 tests with 46 confirmed to be conducted and 62 canceled.
* * * * *
Message from the Special Assistant
On October 31st, the Department of Defense released five more detailed fact sheets on
Cold War-era chemical and biological warfare tests identified as Deseret Test Center
Project 112. Project 112 was a comprehensive program initiated in 1962 out of concern
for our nation's ability to protect and defend against these potential threats. These fact
sheets are in addition to the 40 fact sheets previously released since September 2001.
Release of the information is part of an on-going effort to provide information needed by
the Department of Veterans Affairs to respond to some veterans' claims that tests
conducted in the 1960s and early 1970s may have affected their health. The new fact
sheets cover tests performed on land, in Hawaii and what was then the Panama Canal
A DoD investigative team found that actual chemical warfare agents, as well as
simulants for biological and chemical agents, were used in some of these tests....
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From Britannica Book of the Year -1947
March 5, 1946 - Atomic bombing of Japan was strongly condemned in report issued
by special commission of Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America.
April 16, 1946 - Statement that atomic bomb tests on Bikini atoll were intended for
“defensive” rather than for aggressive purposes, was made by Vice-Adm. W.H.P.
July 1, 1946 - Superfortress dropped Nagasaki-type atomic bomb from height of 30,000
ft. over 73 vessels anchored in target area off Bikini atoll; five ships were sunk, nine craft
were heavily damaged and at least 45 other ships suffered varying degrees of damage.
For the purpose of the experiment, 4,800 animals were placed on the ships. A task
force of 1,000 vessels and 42,500 men participated. On July 1, a United States army
bomber took off from Eniwetok and dropped an atomic bomb set to explode close to the
surface of the water.
A second test in which an atomic bomb was exploded under water took place on July
The 161 natives, of mixed Melanesian-Polynesian stock, were removed to Rongerik Atoll
130 mi. to the east in February.
Though Rongerik, previously uninhabited, appeared to have all the advantages of Bikini,
the exiled natives expressed a desire to return to their home island in Oct. 1946.
The report was released because of the presence of radioactivity on Bikini....
* * * * *
July 1, 1946
A-Bomb Sinks 2 Ships and Damages 17; Capital
Vessels Escape Extensive Harm; Destroyer
Capsizes; Experiment `Success'
By Gerald G. Gross, The Washington Post
Aboard the USS Appalachian, Bikini (Monday), July 1 -- An unearthly brilliance that
petrified observers flashed from Bikini Lagoon as the world's fourth atomic bomb was
loosed at 5:00:00 p.m.(Washington time) Sunday.
Twenty seconds later, that fearsome blaze of light was followed by a giant rumble which
reached this command ship 18 miles from the Bikini target area, where 73 guinea pig
ships were testing the force of the man-made atomic monster. . . .
A creamy canopy of cloud, tinged with pink writhed and twisted 5 miles high, temporarily
blotting out the result of history's greatest experiment.
Three hours later, when that beautiful but deadly radioactive cloud was swept away by
northwest winds, we steamed close to Bikini Lagoon to receive reports of the holocaust:
two ships sunk, one capsized and 17 damaged.
Tally of Damage . . .
There were no known casualties. There was no tidal wave, no earthquake. First reports
indicated no extensive damage to capital ships.
Many observers seemed disappointed by the reports after the terrific anticipation and
suspense which had been built up within us. Some had expected terrific destruction:
perhaps they expected too much.
"Very Good Accuracy"
Soon after the bomb was dropped from the Superfortress "Dave's Dream," Vice Admiral
W.H.P. Blandy, commander of "Operation Crossroads," had announced in a broadcast
from his flagship:
"The bomb was dropped with very good accuracy. I must say here that I am very well
pleased indeed with the excellent performance of our task force in the operation. It could
not have been better. ...
As the flash of light careened crazily across the southwestern sky and disappeared into
nothing, a steward's mate, standing behind me as I sat at the starboard rial of the
Appalachian, muttered, half to himself.
"Hosanna, Lord, I'm still alive."
That had been the immediate reaction of all of us, the almost 40,000 men watching the
never-to-be-forgotten spectacle which already has cost the United States about 70
million dollars, not counting the cost of the bomb.
Observers who had been in eyewitness range of the bomb "drop" stretched out on the
deck of ships with their feet pointed toward the blast -- peering through special glasses --
generally agreed that the bomb had "missed" its primary target, the red-painted Nevada.
The blast, of course, was an air burst -- at an undisclosed altitude -- and the debate over
the bombardier's accuracy undoubtedly will continue for some time.
Cloud Drifts as Planned
"We cannot accurately determine extent of the damage until boarding crews enter the
lagoon and go aboard the target ships to make detailed surveys," Admiral Blandy said
afterward in a broadcast.
"There has been no tidal waves, no earthquakes or any other unnatural phenomena.
The radioactive cloud is drifting as we had estimated. It will no endanger personnel,
ships or other Pacific Islands.
"I might say here that as a precautionary measure, we had already embarked the
original natives of Bikini, who are now living at Rongerik atoll on board two LSTs
(landing, ships, tank) ready to evacuate on an hour's notice should an unfortunate shift
of wind require it.
"It is not required. Those natives are now being put back on shore.
"In short, nothing has occurred here today which has been contrary to our original plans
and estimates. Within 12 hours I will make another report summarizing the results of the
test as we know them.
"I think it is safe to say at this time that this `Able-Day' detonation has been highly
successful from the point of view of an operation and a test.
"We expect to learn facts of great value. As a final word, I hope that the public will adopt
the same attitude as we do in Joint Task Force One and not to be too hasty in judging
results. There is much more to learn.
At Kwajalein, 240 miles away, observers reported they could see that atomic cloud
which hung over us, but could not hear the explosions.
From the Appalachian, our view of the blast scene was blocked just after the explosion
by a white cloud that drifted between us and the lagoon. When it passed away, we saw
a giant column rising into the substratosphere like a genie out of a diabolic thousand and
one nights, creamy white inside and surrounded by a crimson glow.
Within 10 minutes it had risen to 20,000 feet and it continued soaring skyward to an
estimated 50,000 feet. The fire which followed the blast, however was not nearly as
great as we anticipated. . . .
Before the bomb drop, over ship's loudspeakers came a continuous droning voice,
giving the location of the bombing plane piloted by Maj. Woodrow P. Swancutt of
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Radio reports were made from the plane itself until the bomb
was actually dropped.
With the cry, "Bomb away and falling" followed by the exclamation, "Look at that! What
ho!" the plane's radio cut out. The bomb, "Gilda," named after the motion picture in
which Rita Hayworth starred, was on its way. . . .
After the blast, as we cruised within eye-range of Bikini, we were startled to see palm
fronds still dancing in the tropical breeze. The steel towers erected on the island, on
which were placed instruments to record the damage, were still standing, apparently not
There was virtually no sign of smoke in the area.
The scene of comparative serenity seemed to delight some of the Navy officers, jubilant
in the belief that the test had not demonstrated that modern navies are obsolete in this
Admiral Blandy has announced that no human beings will be permitted to enter Bikini
Lagoon until tests made from radio-controlled boats and planes reveal that the area is
The first to return were crewmen checking radioactivity of the possibly lethal waters,
ships and islands, to establish safety before permitting the bulk of the working fleet to
"Radiological activity was about as expected," a brief announcement said.
Yesterday, our press ship, the Appalachian, had been one of the last nontarget ships to
desert the sitting-duck array. It was 4 p.m. when we got under way, passing slowly in
review before warcraft whose names will shine forever in American naval lore.
The twice-torpedoed Saratoga, a heroine from Guadalcanal to Iwo Jima; the Nevada,
fearsome avenger of Normandy, Attu and Okinawa. Also there were the Nagato, the
Prinz Eugen and American subs and tin cans that earned presidential citations the hard
As we sailed to our respective vantage points outside Bikini lagoon in company with
transports, landing craft and other auxiliaries, it was remindful of a colony of appeasers,
who to save their own hides have placed sacrifices on the altar of some predatory beast
are now feeling his wrath. . . .
Bearing southward to get into the open sea we rounded Bikini and moved into the
northeasterly course which took us to our present vantage point. A number of men were
still on the island making final adjustments to instruments and transporting salvageable
Yesterday, Sunday, a few hours before leaving the lagoon, the Appalachian press was
host to the Joint Chiefs of Staff Evaluation Board and President Truman's personal
Crossroads Appraisal Committee . . .
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US Atomic Veterans
Rod Van Ausdall
To: "Keith" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: OPERATION CROSSROADS
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000
Like thousands of other 1940s teenagers in WW II, I served my country in the Pacific
Theatre, and, after participating in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, returned to
the States (San Diego) on my ship, the LST 944.
I went home on a wonderful thirty day leave and upon my return to San Diego, I had a
little time to serve before discharge to civilian life and school, so I volunteered for Joint
Task Force One and Operation CROSSROADS.
I returned to Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the cruiser SALT LAKE CITY, bound for
Bikini as a target ship....
When we arrived off Bikini, we anchored the Salt Lake City in Bikini lagoon, and the
crew transferred. I drew assignment to the LST 861. The LST 861 was then tasked to
take aboard Bikini natives and transport them to the island of Rongerik.
The preparation for the trip to Rongerik included the construction of primitive toilet
facilities on the main deck and little else. I don`t recall how or what the natives were fed
but remember they were only aboard one day and night. I`m not sure what was
furnished for bedding, if any, but I remember the natives were restricted to topside,
forward of the bridge deck area, for the trip to Rongerik.
It was not a pleasant experience for the crew, and, as the natives had suffered abuse by
the Japanese during the war, this resettlement by the American Navy must have
frightened and bewildered them....
My memories of the lagoon and target fleet have faded but I remember the USS
NEVADA had been painted red and was the ground zero target. We all thought this was
a shameful way to treat the NEVADA. I recall admiring the German cruiser PRINZ
EUGEN. With her long raked bow she was a beautiful ship....
We were about 12-15 miles away during both tests and weren’t in any blast danger. We
were underway at the time of each shot. We returned to the lagoon after the shots. I
thought it was strange some vessels escaped damage and others close by were sunk or
heavily damaged. Scientists with Gieger counters came aboard and we were clicking
"hot" but didn’t do anything about it.
The Salt Lake City remained afloat during both tests. I have since learned she was later
sunk by the Navy during a terrific air/sea bombardment off San Diego. It is sad to think
so many ships with glorious records were sunk without ceremony.
I recall , one night, after the tests, during the voyage back to Pearl Harbor, I went into
the galley and when I returned to the darkness of the deck , my hand, which had flour on
it, was glowing with light.
After washing my hand the glow disappeared. I don`t know if this was due to radiation
but the glow appeared remarkably similar to the phosphorous glow one sees streaming
from porpoises when they play around the bow of a ship underway.
When we arrived in Pearl Harbor we were again declared "hot" and all hands
transferred off the ship. I went aboard the USS Shangri-La for travel to the US and
return to civilian life. I later served in the Korean War and am now 74 and feel great.
In 1984 I recieved a questionaire from the Navy inquiring about my health. I answered I
was okay. Later I recieved a computer printout stating I received a "calculated" exposure
of Gamma (REM) 0.380, during CROSSROADS, and this was not harmful. "The
calculated dosage method was necessary to reconstruct the dosage recieved as only
15% of participants were badged. "
I personally believe there were too many variables and unreliable data sources to
properly evaluate and accurately determine individual doses.
Rod Van Ausdall
--Keith Whittle, January 4, 2000
For much more about the U.S. nuclear tests in the Pacific,
GO TO > > > www.antenna.nl/wise/454/4498.html
From Hiroshima in America: Fifty Years of Denial, (1995) by Robert Jay Lifton and Greg
The atomic transgression enveloped America and Americans.
By the mid-1990s, our country found itself in the midst of what Newsweek called a
“nuclear-waste crisis” which one official saw as “the single largest environmental
and health risk to the nation.” This vast and lethal “pulsating landscape of atomic
waste dumps” stems directly from the manufacture of bombs to use on Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, followed by America’s cold-war nuclear weapons buildup.
From the beginning American bomb-makers, in the rush to produce their product, were
erratic and careless in the handling, storing, and disposal of the radioactive waste they
were bringing into the world. Over the years matters became worse as secrecy and
deception – inherited from the Manhattan Project – came to dominate official attitudes.
By late 1989 the Rocky Flats plant in Colorado, where plutonium was purified to
weapons-grade quality, had to be closed down and raided by the FBI for “environmental
crimes,” so that today Rocky Flats, according to one expert, “is a de facto plutonium
Radioactive plutonium is not the only waste problem, but it is the most lethal. Plutonium
was developed by the Manhattan Project for the sole purpose of making bombs and was
produced by the bombardment of uranium with neutrons. So poisonous that the tiniest
amounts can kill, there is no more deadly substance known to humankind.
Kai Erikson has pointed out that the most dangerous of these wastes have half-lives of
100,000 years or more, “and they pose a hazard for a good deal longer than that.” For
perspective one may ponder that Stonehenge goes back only 4,500 years, the earliest
pyramids 5,000 years.
The plant at Hanford, Washington, that produced the plutonium for the Nagasaki bomb –
and then for the atomic trigger-mechanism of subsequent hydrogen bombs – has been
described as “the single most polluted place in the Western world.”
Although Hanford has served primarily as a plutonium-manufacturing facility, the
radioactive wastes are so varied, extensive, and badly controlled that no one knows
exactly what kind of witches’ brew is in them. According to a knowledgeable engineer
who worked at Hanford for many years, the radioactive wastes released there over the
years come close to Chernobyl proportions, and 60 percent of that whole amount was
released during 1944 and 1945, the period when the Nagasaki bomb was being
The Hanford area was chosen for the site of an atomic-bomb facility largely because it
was so sparsely populated, but overnight it became a thriving boomtown area with
workers in the tens of thousands and posters everywhere enthusiastically announcing:
“There’s a job for you at Hanford.”
At all levels, people were imbued with the special significance of the project for the war
effort and performed their work with pride. There was a sense of urgency, a “can-do
spirit” . . . . Macho attitudes on the part of supervisors and workers led to circumventing
precautions against contamination. People were reluctant to object lest they be seen as
“not on the team.”
The attitude extended to engineers in their arrangements for handling materials. One
spoke of “using sand filters to get rid of radiation – we had to make things up as we went
This nuclear macho was known as becoming “Hanfordized,” and as one commentator
put it, “Hanfordization was the dark side of the can-do spirit that made Hanford work
during World War II.”
The attitude continued even after safety rules became more standardized: one engineer,
when asked why he did not have the required calculations to support a design for pipes
and materials, replied: “We don’t have time for that shit.”
In recent years it has become painfully clear that the surrounding population has paid
the price in the form of high incidence of various forms of cancer, thyroid disease, and
infant mortality. Because official statements constantly spoke of safety and denied
danger, residents felt deceived. One woman who experienced miscarriages and hair
loss declared, “I find it impossible to contain my anger at the government’s abuse of my
Here she articulates an exact psychological definition of a sense of betrayal – a
perception of being harmed by a person or entity one had depended upon for support,
nurturing, or protection. The anger and bitterness toward those considered responsible
for the betrayal – plant officials, the military, the government – gives rise to more general
feelings of alienation and distrust.
That has been the sequence with many living near nuclear facilities. “Our government
wouldn’t let us work there if it was harmful,” is the way one woman remembered feeling.
But when her husband was near death from bone cancer, she angrily asked, “How can
they do that to their own people? They figure they’re all dispensable, why not use
And indeed, the Atomic Energy Commission had mounted an extensive public-relations campaign that Stewart Udall has called “the most long-lived program of
public deception in U.S. history.”
One prominent pamphlet had a cowboy mounted comfortably on his horse against a
landscape surrounded by a mushroom cloud, with the comment:
“FALLOUT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A
SERIOUS HAZARD TO ANY LIVING
THING OUTSIDE THE TEST SITE.”
When evidence mounted that radiation did indeed constitute a serious hazard, the AEC
countered not with an admission of mistakes or with added safety measures but with
denial backed by further public-relations techniques and manipulated calculations that
bordered on complete fraud – all of which led to still-greater bitterness when discovered.
To make matters even worse, the radioactive waste at Hanford seems to be intractable;
efforts at cleanup have failed and appear doomed always to fail. After the government
had spent 7.5 billion dollars over a five-year period beginning in 1989, an official from
the Environmental Protection Agency could declare: “There hasn’t been any real
cleanup. We don’t have any place to put it.”
Victims of radioactivity often connected their plight with American weapons policies. “Go
ahead and tell the world,” one of them near Hanford said, “America has created
nuclear weapons. At the same time, it’s also created thousands of victims.”
More than that, they experienced compassion for Japanese victims:
“Forty-four years after the end of the war, I can finally understand what the survivors of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki must be going through.”...
* * *
Nature & Politics
When We Bombed the World
By Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn
The Cold War may be over but its legacy remains hot and deadly.
A new report estimates that fallout from open-air nuclear testing will eventually kill more
than 15,000 Americans and cause at least 80,000 cancers, and that nuclear testing
has exposed to radiation nearly everyone who resided in the United States from
1951 to 2000.
The August 2001 report, prepared by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the US
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is remarkable for several reasons, not least because
it’s the first time the US government has released an assessment of the spread and
consequences of fallout from global nuclear testing.
It’s also the first time that the government has admitted that cancer deaths nationwide
have been caused by the testing. Previously, the government had only admitted adverse
consequences to “downwinders” in states adjacent to the Nevada Test Site.
The report was commissioned by Congress in 1998 following public uproar over a 1997
study by the NCI that investigated the fallout of only one radionuclide, iodine-131, and its
link to thyroid cancers.
Iodine-131 was dropped as fallout across dairy country, where it was consumed by cows
and goats, and concentrated in their milk.
This examination of global fallout is much broader, tracking, among other things,
exposure to cesium-137. In addition to that from the Nevada Test Site, the NCI/CDC
study also looked at fallout from US tests in the Marshall Islands and Johnson Atoll,
British explosions at the Christmas Islands and Soviet testing at Semipalatinsk and
The irradiation of the global environment has been a uniquely cooperative endeavor,
with all the nuclear superpowers contributing.
In total, the US has carried out 1,030 nuclear weapons tests; the former Soviet Union,
715; France, 210; Britain, 45; China, 47.
The US body count is hidden in the accumulation of cancers such as thyroid (2,500
deaths), leukemia (550 deaths), and radiogenic cancers from external exposure
(11,000 deaths) and internal exposure (3,000 deaths).
“Hot spots occurred thousands of miles away from the test sites,” said Dr. Arjun
Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, which
analyzed the data.
“Hot spots due to testing in Nevada occurred as far away as New York and Maine. Hot
spots from US Pacific-area testing and Soviet testing were scattered across the US
from California, Oregon, and Washington to New Hampshire, Vermont and North
The NCI/CDC study only looked at results of tests conducted from 1951 through 1962.
That excluded Chinese tests, some Soviet tests, most French atmospheric testing in the
Pacific, pre-1951 US testing in the Marshall Islands, the 1945 New Mexico tests, the
Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, and ventings from US and Soviet underground
The fallout statistics don’t account for other deaths and illnesses, including those of
uranium miners, nuclear plant workers, and neighbors of such production facilities as
Hanford and Rocky Flats.
The National Cancer Institute/Centers for Disease Control study gathered dust for at
least six months, as the Bush administration and Congress tussled over how to control
the import of its grim conclusions.
Even in the 1950s, the Pentagon and the old Atomic Energy Commission knew that
Nevada Test Site fallout was spreading across the country and into Canada and Mexico.
Yet they concealed this until February 2002. Although the United States has been
grievously tardy in owning up to inflicting this horror on its own people, it is ahead of
other nuclear nations, which remain morbidly quiet on the subject.
The tally of the dead and dying from the 11 years of testing doesn’t seem to have given
the nuclear hawks the slightest pause. Indeed, the Bush administration’s new Nuclear
Posture Review calls for the development and testing of new nuclear “bunker-busters.”
This would abridge the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and put another
generation at risk.
“Today’s nuclear arsenal continues to reflect its Cold War origin, characterized by
moderate delivery accuracy, limited earth penetrator capability, high yield warheads, silo
and sea-based ballistic missiles with multiple independent reentry vehicles, and limited
retargeting capability,” said the Pentagon review to Congress in January 2002. . . .
Before Bush signs off on new nuclear weapons testing, he should scrutinize the fallout
maps that accompany the NCI/CDC study. They are eerily similar to the famous
electoral map of 2000.
The cancers have fallen most heavily on the American heartland that, with the Supreme
Court, handed Bush the White House.
It would be too much to expect that the next time Bush barks about Saddam Hussein
killing his own people he would refer to those maps —— and to their frightful record of
Jeffrey St. Clair and Alexander Cockburn co-edit the muckraking newsletter
CounterPunch (www.counterpunch.org) and co-wrote Five Days That Shook the World:
The Battle for Seattle and Beyond (Verso), available from their website or from 1-800-840-3683.
* * * * *
May 18, 2000
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Editorial
Claims against U.S. for
The issue: A tribunal has awarded natives of Enewetak Atoll $341 million as
compensation for damages suffered as a result of nuclear weapons tests.
Our view: The United States has made efforts to deal with the effects of the tests but
further payments may be justified.
AFTER World War II the United States conducted a series of nuclear weapons tests in
the Marshall Islands. Several hundred atoll residents were evacuated to other islands
but permitted to return years later after the government conducted cleanup operations to
reduce radiation left by the tests.
In 1947 the government moved about 150 people from Enewetak to Ujelang Atoll. They
were permitted to return to Enewetak in 1980.
Similarly, the residents of Bikini were evacuated to Kili in 1946. Some were permitted to
return to Bikini in 1969, only to be removed again in 1978 when it was found that their
bodies had absorbed higher-than-normal amounts of radioactive substances.
The Marshall Islands Nuclear Claims Tribunal recently awarded $341 million to
compensate the natives of Enewetak for damages suffered as a result of the tests. A
delegation from Enewetak will meet with federal officials in Washington, D.C., seeking
payment of the award through Congress or the U.S. claims court.
There is no question that the islanders whose homelands were devastated by the tests
suffered as a result of the tests.
However, it should be noted that the U.S. government has already gone to some lengths
to deal with the problems created by the nuclear tests.
As a University of Hawaii scholar points out, from 1977 to 1980 the United States
conducted a cleanup and rehabilitation of Enewetak at a cost of $218 million.
In addition, $48 million from an overall settlement in the 1983 U.S. compact with the
Republic of the Marshall Islands was earmarked for the benefit of the Enewetak people.
This is not a history of callous neglect. Much effort has already been devoted to making
amends for the initial mistakes that resulted from an inadequate knowledge of the
results of nuclear radiation.
Nevertheless, the claims tribunal's award may well be justified as a means of closing the
book on this unfortunate situation.
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From : APFN <email@example.com>
To : firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject : LAB RATS - VFW MAGAZINE 12/2002
Date : Tue, 10 Dec 2002 00:08:47 -0700
Project SHAD: American Servicemen Used As Guinea Pigs
Loads slow - very large web page - very important.
Please forward to all active military and all vet orig.
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October 21, 2002
Human guinea pigs
By Lisa Stein, U.S. News & World Report
The Army has acknowledged that between 1949 and 1969, 239 populated areas from
coast to coast were blanketed with various organisms during tests designed to measure
patterns of dissemination in the air, weather effects, dosages, optimum placement of the
source and other factors.
Testing over such areas was supposedly suspended after 1969, but there is no way to
be certain of this. In any event, open air spraying continued at Dugway Proving
Ground in Utah.
FULL STORY HERE: http://disc.server.com/Indices/149495.html
# # #
WHO AMONG OUR PATRIOTIC POLITICIANS KNEW ABOUT
THE U.S. TESTING OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
ON ITS OWN CITIZENS -AND DIDN’T TELL US?
(And why are my feathers beginning to glow?)
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NESTS IN THE PENTAGON
THE KISSINGER OF DEATH
THE SECRET NESTS
THORNS IN THE ROSE GARDEN
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Originally posted November 25, 2002
Last Update August 9, 2009 by The Catbird
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