PEJ News: Biological Weapon Used Against Anti-War Demonstrators?


Richard Moore

Hmmm... what could this be about?

It brings to mind a couple potential scenarios.

First: 'fear of bio terrorism' used as an excuse to outlaw
mass protest demonstrations.

Second: purposely infecting large numbers of protestors, as an
excuse to then round them all up for quarantine.

Only speculation, but let's keep our eyes open.


Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 21:41:47 -0700
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                Biological Weapon Used Against Anti-War Demonstrators?
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Posted by: lex on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 08:46 PM

PEJ News - C. L. Cook - More than a week after massive
protests against the Iraq war and occupation in Washington,
public health officials informed the media of their detection
of an unusually high occurrence of the biological pathogen,
francisella tularensis, a bacteria also known as tularemia.
Revelations of the discovery of tularemia was passed from the
Department of Homeland Security, who operate biological agent
sensors in the Capitol.   

Biological Weapon Used Against 
Anti-War Demonstrators?
C. L. Cook

PEJ News
October 4, 2005

Waiting a week before raising the alarm of the possible
infection of possibly thousands of the hundreds of thousands
of Anti-War demonstrators and D.C. citizens exposed over the
September 23-24 weekend, many of whom by that time having long
departed, dispersed far and wide to their various home states
across the nation, is not the strangest thing about the story,
run in the Washington Post's Saturday, Oct 1 edition, and
since broadly picked up.

The source informing the story, The Department of Homeland
Security, lay it out roughly this way: Sensors placed around
Washington, specifically designed to detect trace amounts of
considered biological weapons agents, were examined and
determined to contain unnaturally large amounts of tularemia.
The samples where then, apparently, rigorously tested, and
retested, the results kept underwraps for almost a week. Only
then was the Center for Disease Control alerted, and in turn,
D. C. health officials. Those officials were upbeat, saying
that the normal gestation period, the time before doctors can
expect to see the symptoms of an epidemic manifest, had passed
without producing evidence of a significant nature.

The bacterium, francisella tularensis, also called 'rabbit
fever' is naturally occurring, but has a long history of
manipulation for the purpose of weaponization. Imperial Japan
is noted for its groundbreaking experiments on tularemia's
effects on human physiology. They are estimated to have
sacrificed more than 10,000 prisoners to science during their
occupation of China.

The results of Japanese efforts were not lost on the American
government, and by the late 1960's Biological Weapon (BW)
tularemia was a component of both the vast U.S. arsenal of
chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction, and that
of their arch Cold War nemesis.

Officially, the sensor readings have been deemed normal levels
of background bacteria, possibly amplified by the many
thousands of feet stirring the earth enough to create
particulate clouds, that in turn set of alarms. Weaponized,
biological agents are generally aerosolized for deployment;
so, defensive measures are directed toward air-borne

Could be. But, if that's the nuts of it, why release this

Contrite perhaps, there have been mumblings from the
administration of attempting to now track, and presumably
contact people identifying themselves as having attended the
anti-administration rallies to see if they're okay.


The implications of this are, in themselves furtile ground
enough for plantations of conspiracy speculation. But, there's
a still more worrisome aspect to all this.

All so far released to back up Homeland Security's claims is
their word. Considering the past record of rainbow hued
alerts, many conspicuously conveniently timed for the
Commmander-in-Chief's political benefit, determining whether
this event is real, or another invention of the myriad black
and psy-op disinformation campaigns, the ones Donald Rumsfeld
announced an initiated, then cancelled, is an open question.
Which is of course the exact mandate of those extant but
non-existent programs designed to confound with info-noise.

And the squawk levels seem to be increasing.

Bird flu has been on the lips of various news disseminators
for weeks. So far, the flu has proven a hard sell - hardly on
par with SARS - but the season's changing, and once the
sniffles and annual ague begins, it's signifigance should grow
in the public mind, raising too its stock on the "Disaster
Index Market" (DIM). That the dread pandemic promised has
killed an approximated 100 persons throughout all of Asia,
it's reputed home, is overshadowed by dire media reports that
it has proven to be a fatal illness in 50% of those so far
afflicted; hardly the kind of numbers to qualify an expert
statistical survey.

Ever ahead of the curve, G.W. Bush pitched Bird flu today,
outlining the kind of powers he thinks his office should be
granted, extra-constitutional to be sure, to handle the plague
to come. Being DIM-minded and thinking the timing right,
George now suggests the army be mobilized in such a scenario,
rather than State agencies, etc., much as they were in the
aftermath of Katrina and the "draining of the New Orleans
swamp," to "handle" the forced quarantine of potentially

Oddly enough, the symptoms of 'rabbit fever' ape those of the
common flu: muscle aches, repiratory difficulty, fever, etc.
It's beginning to seem as though the Bush administration is
moving away from the well-worn "War on Terror' to ever more
mundane "threats" to the American people to justify his grab
for total power and the further militarization of that

Imagine; all of us just a sneeze away from the Q-Camp.

Chris Cook is the recently elevated Senior editor of PEJ News.
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