'WE'VE ALREADY INFECTED HALF THE WORLD WITH OUR
FLU ...TO ADD TO OUR PROBLEMS, SOON THEY'L
AS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES IN THE AXIS OF EVIL.'
[La Jornada, Mexico]
La Cronica de Hoy,
Is Swine Flu the
Latest U.S. Bioweapon Attack?
patent for Tamiflu, the medicine recommended by the World Health Organization,
is owned by Gilead Sciences, one of the properties of Donald Rumsfeld, [former]
U.S. Defense Secretary. … To accept that we are again dealing with the
manipulation of a virus by U.S. military might seem ridiculous … and yet, there
is evidence in its own media of the negligent way that nation treats the
handling of this dreaded field of biological warfare."
By Carlos Ferreyra
Translated By Halszka
April 29, 2009
Mexico - La Cronica de Hoy - Original Article
There are governments who
tend to unify public opinion. A perfect example would be the government of Miguel de la Madrid,
which became paralyzed after the earthquake of
September 19, 1985. Madrid didn't know what to do and left rescuing the
victims and restoring of Mexico City in the hands of ordinary citizens and the Virgin de Guadalupe.
To this day, popular opinion
condemns the former president for his absence and his apparent lack of interest
in the fate those he governed.
The tragedy that now
confronts the government of Felipe Calderón also fulfills these criteria,
except for the newspapers, where there is recognition of the extreme measures that
have been taken to address the swine flu.
But in the streets, the perception
is a different one. Many connect the surprising emergence of the plague with
the approaching elections on July 5, while others charge that the virus is a
way of diverting the attention of Mexicans from the grave economic crisis, rising
unemployment and the unchecked rise of assassinations in the streets of the
country's major cities. A minority simply ask who is being enriched as a result
of the epidemic.
The answer to that is simple, although it may be terribly misleading:
The patent for Tamiflu,
the medicine recommended by the World Health Organization, is owned by Gilead
Sciences, one of the properties of Donald Rumsfeld, [former] Secretary of
Defense of the United States. The manufacture and sale of the drug are carried out
by Roche Laboratories,
who, thanks to the tragedy, have risen in the ranks at the Zurich Stock Exchange
by 3.5 percent.
[Editor's Note: According to Wikipedia, Federal
disclosure forms prior to his taking office as Defense Secretary indicated that
Rumsfeld was chairman of the Gilead Sciences board and owned between $5 million
and $25 million in Gilead stock.]
In Mexico, by the way, the
initial outbreak was detected on a farm in Perote, Veracruz, on April 2. The
authors of the discovery were researchers from Veratec, a U.S. company based in
Washington. The report was delivered to the WHO without eliciting a reply.
Even before that, we learned
of the possible existence of this plague on U.S. territory. There were
newspapers that published the story but there was no reaction to it;
understandable if we recall the recent history of our northern neighbors' handling
of viruses to be used in so-called biological warfare.
'JUST IN CASE'
[La Jornada, Mexico]
After the infamous attacks of September 11, anthrax spores were detected
in the Pentagon's mail room. By October 2001, four people had died and 17 more
were infected. Anthrax spores [photo, right] were found in other public
offices, where two other people died, including the Supreme Court and the Departments
of State, Health and Treasury. But the source of the alleged attacks has never
been established, even if at some point there was talk of mismanagement at the
military laboratories that handles these substances.
[Editor's Note: This isn't
completely true. In mid-2008, the FBI investigation into the anthrax attacks focused
on Bruce Edwards Ivins, a scientist who worked at the government's biodefense
labs at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. Ivins was told of the impending
prosecution and on July 27 committed suicide by overdosing on acetaminophen. On
August 6, 2008, federal prosecutors declared Ivins to be the sole culprit of
the crime, although there is wide debate about this conclusion and the way the
investigation was conducted].
At the same time, a strain of
smallpox of previously unknown origin appeared. The spore, it became known soon
thereafter, had its source in a military laboratory that housed strains of the
smallpox virus - even though the disease had been officially eradicated from
the world over 20 years before, around 1979.
[Editor's Note: We could find
no record of a new strain of smallpox appearing after Sept. 11. However, months
before the invasion of Iraq, in December 2002, the
Bush Administration offered millions of healthcare workers smallpox
vaccinations, apparently concerned that this could be the next weapon of
choice for al-Qaeda or Saddam Hussein. The administration also proposed
inoculating the entire population of the United States and decided not to
eliminate the last smallpox spores in its bio-weapons stockpile, expressing
concern that the spores would be needed in case of a smallpox attack on the
signed by Washington established an obligation to destroy the virus, but the United
States and its counterpart Russia decided to dispense with their commitment. “We must be prepared for
the use of smallpox as a bioterrorism weapon,” was the menacing opinion of one
Washington official during an interview with CBS News, a month after the first
case of anthrax was registered.
AFTER SO MANY YEARS OF EATING THEM MICHOACAN STYLE
NOW, THE PIGS HAVE COME FOR THEIR REVENGE.
[La Jornada, Mexico]
SEE ALSO ON THIS:
Echourouq al-Yawm, Algeria:
America Uses Swine Flu to Cover its Sins
Why are People Dying in Mexico, But Not the U.S.?
The Tribune, India:
The Growing Planetary Threat from Biological Weapons and Terrorism
At about that time, an
article was published in Cuba charging that the United States has a long
history of biological weapon attacks against the island. An excerpt: "In 1961-62,
the infamous Central Intelligence Agency's “Operation Mongoose”
sickened sugar cane field workers after chemicals were spraying from above. The
goal was to contaminate Cuban sugar."
The Agency later admitted
that in the 1960s, it investigated how to affect crops in various countries as
part of a program called MKULTRA,
but said that its records had been destroyed and that therefore, there was no
chance of providing any further information.
At the end of the decade,
when Fidel Castro announced the goal of harvesting 10 million tons of sugar, the
CIA induced torrential rains, leaving the cane fields dry (Killing
Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, by William
Blum, Common Courage Press, 1995).
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Then in 1971, the CIA
introduced African swine fever. As a result, Cuba had to sacrifice its entire pig
population, about half a million porkers, which constituted the basis of the
islanders' diet. Spokespeople for the Cuban government accused Washington of launching
a biological attack. Six years later a New York newspaper, citing an
“intelligence source,” reported that the source said, “I was given the virus in a
sealed, unmarked container at a U.S. Army base and CIA training ground in the
Panama Canal Zone, with instructions to turn it over to the anti-Castro group.”
Link to Cuban Pig Virus Reported,” Newsday, January 10, 1977).
A decade later, the CIA introduced a variety of dengue fever into Cuba,
resulting in the infection of 273,000 people and 158 deaths, 101 of which were
children. An article in the magazine Covert Action described experiments
with dengue at the U.S. Army chemical and biological weapons center in Fort
Detrick, as well as the center's research into the Aedes aegypti mosquito
[photo, right] that transmits the virus.
Two years later, a leader of the
anti-Castro group Omega 7, Eduardo
Víctor Arocena Pérez, handcuffed and on trial in a Manhattan court, where he
was convicted for the assassination of a member of Cuba's U.N. diplomatic corps.,
admitted to his mission to, “carry some germs to introduce them in Cuba to be
used against the Soviets and against the Cuban economy, to begin what was
called chemical war.”
[Editor's Note: In
1984, a jury found Arocena guilty on twenty-five counts, including first
degree murder of a diplomat; two conspiracies to murder diplomats; malicious
damage by explosives to property used in commerce, with personal injury
resulting; six counts of possession of unregistered bombs; two counts of
conspiracy; and perjury before the Grand Jury An excerpt from his 1985 appeal
states in part: "From 1975 to 1982, Omega 7 conducted a series of bombings
in the New York metropolitan area that injured bystanders and damaged homes,
businesses, and a church. The bombsites included Avery Fisher Hall, Madison
Square Garden, JFK Airport, the ticket office of Aeroflot (the Soviet airline),
and the Cuban Mission to the United Nations. Omega 7 also engineered the
machine-gun murders of Cuban exile Eulalio Jose Negrin and Felix Garcia, a Cuban
diplomat, and attempted a car-bombing murder of Raul Roa, another Cuban
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This information, with all of
the details of activities carried by the above mentioned chemical and
biological warfare center in Fort Detrick, was published. The article, carried
in the magazine Covert Action in 1984, pointed out that Cuba was the
only Caribbean nation affected by this disease, and concluded that, “epidemic
of dengue fever may have been a U.S. covert operation.”
The consequences of operations
of the Central Intelligence Agency - with the active participation of Cuban
exiles in Florida - were simultaneous outbreaks of hemorrhagic dengue fever,
hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, tobacco mold, sugar cane fungus and a new outbreak
of African swine fever. (Covert Action, Fall 1984).
To accept that we are again dealing
with the manipulation of a virus by United States military laboratories might
seem ridiculous, especially when the U.S. itself is being adversely affected.
And yet, there is evidence in its own media of the negligent way that nation treats
the handling of this dreaded field of biological warfare.
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