(under construction) Photo: Oliver Douliery, Sep 26, 2002
Not long after Camp Detrick's interrogation of Japan's Unit-731 war-criminal scientists, the US was roundly accused, by dubious regimes, to be clear, of launching cholera & plague assaults in the Korean War - using a hallmark technology acquired from the 731'ers. The US admitted capability, but denied deployment, saying the outbreaks were due to natural causes.
Then again, if it is a secret-security-op - for big-picture guys-eyes-only - you're not gonna be owning-up to it by definition , right? It's classified. See ya on the other-side...
The history of biowafare/defense is a litany of mad-hatter escapades, including but not limited to:
- Airplane aerosol attacks on major US cities with a so-called anthrax simulant-substance
- The CIA's illegal stash of bio-weapons through the 70's (banned since '69) & secret-bio-ops against Castro - involving assassination attempts & bio-weaponed crop-failure
- The 2001 Anthrax attacks - complete with subsequent cover-up under the guise of an FBI investigation
It's the scale that's the frightening bit: an unchecked, alternative universe of bio-weapons chemistry supremacy. A private arms-race to world domination - run by men who'll do anything to maintain it.
When Nixon visited Fort Detrick back in '69 to announce a closure to the offensive capability program, did it put some very large noses out of joint?
The War Reserve Service was already a closed-society power-base before the government came along - that network doesn't dissolve overnight. For a start, they all kept their jobs at Fort Detrick, due to Loop-hole 101:
We're not creating bioweapons for offensive deployment - just we need to keep making/engineering them - pushing the envelope (pardon the pun) - so we know how best to defend against the terrorists n such.
No doubt they all think they're doing it for the common-good - you could hold a gun to their head - in their hearts they'll believe it to the end.
I'm all for higher-truths - appreciating our wild existence in an infinite universe - yeah, what's all that about?! It's the secret bit that worries me. Coz now you've got a license to lie - about anything - with no accountability. In fact, when i say higher-truth, i'm being sarcastic of course, it's a lower-truth - a world of power & the dirty deeds that we need to keep it that way - hence the secrecy
So it's all a big conspiracy - what am i (or you) supposed to do with that?
Lethal Leigh Matthews (borrowing from Predator) said before their clash with the unbeaten Essendon: if it bleeds we can kill it ...
Does it bleed though? Above all, it's a centralized, robotosized system, that pulls our cultural strings - how do you fight back against that?
On the other-hand, trace it back far enough, you'll find some human fingers in control, belonging to a small group (Dan estimates the 1000's, i'd concur) of MOU's, + their dominions, operating above the law, waging a private-war on the truth behind closed doors according to some warped idea of the common-good. In this case, that thinking involved a fake (though still real) terrorist attack with anthrax spores - all for a good cause, supposedly ...
Fort Detrick personnel, 2002, Agence -France Presse, Oliver Douliery