Syria's "Chemical Weapons" vs 'Ours' and the Reality of Genotype-specific BioWeapons proposed by PNAC, Israel & South AfricaSubmitted by AnCapMercenary on Sun, 09/15/2013 - 20:06
Personally, I've always found the term "Anti-Semite" itself to be hilariously ironic, especially when invoked by those who'd politically, physically oppress and discriminate against their own genetically Semitic brethren: the Palestinians.
The shared genetic heritage of Jews and Palestinians
What they revealed was that Arabs and Jews are essentially a single population, and that Palestinians are slap bang in the middle of the different Jewish populations (as shown in this figure).
By Tomas Rees on Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Times recently carried this unusual report on an Israeli Jew (Tsvi Misinai, a retired computer expert) who's hoping to prove that Palestinians are descended from Jews. Apparently, he thinks that proving this will help to stop the bloodshed. His idea is that modern Jews are descended from emigration in the first few centuries of the Christian era. The Jews who stayed put in Palestine converted to Islam, and became Palestinian Arabs. There's hope that genetic tests might be able to prove this.
Well, there is good news and bad news on that score.
The good news is that the genetics of Arabs and Jews have been pretty extensively researched. The classic study dates to 2000, from a team lead by Michael Hammer of University of Arizona. They looked at Y-chromosome haplotypes - this is the genetic material passed from father to son down the generations.
and, from one of the most respected science journals: NATURE
Jews worldwide share genetic ties
But analysis also reveals close links to Palestinians and Italians.
Published online 3 June 2010 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2010.277
Different communities of Jews around the world share more than just religious or cultural practices — they also have strong genetic commonalities, according to the largest genetic analysis of Jewish people to date.
But the study also found strong genetic ties to non-Jewish groups, with the closest genetic neighbours on the European side being Italians, and on the Middle Eastern side the Druze, Bedouin and Palestinians.
Researchers in New York and Tel Aviv conducted a genome-wide analysis on 237 individuals from seven well-established Jewish communities around the world, hailing from Iran, Iraq, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria and eastern Europe. The team then compared these genetic profiles to those of non-Jews in the same geographic regions based on data from the Human Genome Diversity Project, a database of genomic information for individuals from populations worldwide. Each group of Jews is genetically distinct, but similarities between the groups weave them together with what the researchers describe as "genetic thread".
Then, more recently, from the Jewish Paper "FORWARD," May 07, 2013, issue of May 10, 2013:
'Jews a Race' Genetic Theory Comes Under Fierce Attack by DNA Expert
Israeli Scientist Challenges Hypothesis of Middle East Origins
Science Feud: Johns Hopkins geneticist Eran Elhaik says his research debunks the long-held theory that Jews are a single race. Photo: Rita Rubin
”It’s so obvious for me,” Sand told the journal. “Some people, historians and even scientists, turn a blind eye to the truth. Once, to say Jews were a race was anti-Semitic, now to say they’re not a race is anti-Semitic. It’s crazy how history plays with us.”
Dr. Eran Elhaik's paper in question: The Missing Link of Jewish European Ancestry: Contrasting the Rhineland and the Khazarian Hypotheses (as published in December 14, 2013, in the online journal Genome Biology and Evolution)
By Rita Rubin
Published May 07, 2013, issue of May 10, 2013.
Scientists usually don’t call each other “liars” and “frauds.”
But that’s how Johns Hopkins University post-doctoral researcher Eran Elhaik describes a group of widely respected geneticists, including Harry Ostrer, professor of pathology and genetics at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and author of the 2012 book “Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People.”
For years now, the findings of Ostrer and several other scientists have stood virtually unchallenged on the genetics of Jews and the story they tell of the common Middle East origins shared by many Jewish populations worldwide. Jews — and Ashkenazim in particular — are indeed one people, Ostrer’s research finds.
It’s a theory that more or less affirms the understanding that many Jews themselves hold of who they are in the world: a people who, though scattered, share an ethnic-racial bond rooted in their common ancestral descent from the indigenous Jews of ancient Judea or Palestine, as the Romans called it after they conquered the Jewish homeland.
But now, Elhaik, an Israeli molecular geneticist, has published research that he says debunks this claim. And that has set off a predictable clash.
And, of course, the usual, the Predictable Party No.1; the now de rigueur ensuing AIPAC/Likudnik/NeoCon attacks, and counter-attacks:
Jon Entine, Contributor
Op/Ed | 5/16/2013 @ 4:26PM |11,135 views
The Genetic Literacy Project reports that the ongoing conflict between Israel and its neighbors over the origins of the “Jewish people” has surfaced again as an issue of great controversy—with science in the crosshairs.
It’s particularly troublesome when a scientist—in this case, an Israeli molecular geneticist whose motivations appear more personal and ideological than scientific—stokes the contretemps. The current brouhaha arises over a recent study by Eran Elhaik and is accompanied by his personal attacks on more mainstream scientists who have eviscerated his work. In the face of overwhelming evidence from dozens of studies over twenty years from geneticists and historians around the world, Elhaik is aggressively stumping on behalf of his belief that most Jews trace their seminal ancestry not to the Middle East but to the Caucuses and Eastern Europe.
Elhaik, who is now a post-doctoral researcher at Johns Hopkins, is recirculating the debunked “Khazarian hypothesis” promoted by journalist Arthur Koestler in his 1976 book, The Thirteenth Tribe, written before scientists had the tools to compare genomes and challenge his conclusion.
And, the Predictable Party No.2, the official Iranian-state Media: Press TV; of course whether valid or not, a predictably more sensationalist headline:
Zionists design myth of Jewish genome to usurp Palestine
On Decemever 14, 2012, Dr. Eran Elhaik turned almost two generations of Jewish genome research upside down. But he went even further. The young Israeli-Ameican geneticist has charged former researchers with academic fraud, and he has the research to back it up.
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:37PM
By Jim W. Dean
How could those those eminent Jewish scientist before him have been so wrong? Easy says Dr. Elhaik, “First these researchers decided what conclusions they wanted to find, and then they set off to find evidence to support it.” I was not bashing Jewish scientists. What Elhaik has described is a slam dunk fraud.
But why? Why would Jews who take such pride in the academic achievement risk exposing themselves to a group deception which was bound to be discovered later? Dr. Elhaik does not delve into the quicksand of the politics, but I will gladly do so.
They perpetrated the fraud solely to support the bogus biblical claim to Palestine which was anchored in their being a separate people. This distinguished them from all others because they claimed a land title in their blood. They bet the farm on this DNA proof of purchase, a God given bar coded passport to the Palestine. Dr. Ehaik just erased the bar code. It was just stamped on anyway, because it was never in the blood.
Now, the question and now historically and scientifically factual, emerging theory of Khazari genetic lineage & origin of modern Jews aside (if the Google AFP News link doesn't work, simply StartPage.com an AFP article dated Jan 16, 2013 "Gene study settles debate over origin of European Jews"), how did they find out that Palestinians are in fact 'Semites,' as well, long before Dr. Ehaik's findings?
Well, long before Dipshiit Cheney & co promoted the use of gene-specific bioweapons, as cited on page 60 of their public PNAC paper, Rebuilding America's Defenses:
Information systems will become an important focus of attack, particularly for U.S. enemies seeking to short-circuit sophisticated American forces. And advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.
the apartheid govt of South Africa was deluded in their desperation, actually sought to genetically eliminate the entire black population, regardless of the fact that all humans are about 99% similar, biologically, so the markers would have to be those ONLY existent in their target 'races,' which as you may have guessed, a bit daunting.
And whom did they hire to pursue this post-Hitlerian eugenicist task? Irony of ironies, and apparently heirs to Wannsee acolytes: Israeli, Jewish geneticists.
Only if Mengele could see the fruit of his labors...
Seriously, HOW FCUKED UP IS IT, that those who cannot finish a sentence without reminding the world about "the six million," would turn around, sit, take time to convene a meeting to discuss a "Final Solution" of their own, vs. their own perceived enemies of a specific genetic lineage??
But, what did they find, when those same assholes were hired by the Israeli govt to do the same (Yes, The Sunday Times of London, UK, NOT the Nat. Inquirer, mind you; of course now they want to erase it's ever been reported by putting up a pay-wall)? Palestinians and Jews are genetically, almost identical: to murder them with bio-weapons, would mean dooming themselves.
Cosmic Karma, I'd say.
Oh, and of course, those dutiful AIPAC-whores in denial, would pen a denial.
But then, what about the London Times? UCLA studies? Established WaPo's actual investigative journalists (.MIL link, "Find" "Washington Post in April 2003": it's referring to Joby Warrick and John Mintz's article “Lethal Legacy: Bioweapons for Sale,” dated April 20, 2003"), South Africa's own Reconciliation Commission's records? Known thinktanks?
But...but...but...it's all an internet "conspiracy!" because if you scream and claim and pretend something's BS long enough, it become real! Yay!
LOL: WTF is reality, when the first thing they tell themselves whenever someone criticizes them and their eugenicist worldviews, is deny, deny, deny?
Hilariously, from The Atlantic, a rag with practically the same range of views as Salon ('liberal' with the occasional token Likudniks) along with same base of audience, comes an article that basically confirms the feasibility of the tech/its usage and the threat of its use is very real, so real that POTUS and those 'protecting' him are concerned about it.
LOL. Ah... it wouldn't be L vs. R bowel-'movement liberals' if they didn't contradict themselves, like every other minute, with cognitive dissonance.
But what else is new?
Humans, such ridiculously funny, weird creatures. But, suppose one day, they may outgrow their delusional worldviews...
P.S. 1: But for those of you who may have just recently taken the 'Red Pill' and think all this is crazy talk? I assure you, govt terrorist crazies and their sycophantic turd sociopathic nerds at DARPA are far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far more crazier, than you could even possibly imagine or fathom.
To wit, I schit you not, behold, the "Gay Bomb:"
BBC, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, 06:38 GMT:
US military pondered love not war
The US military investigated building a "gay bomb", which would make enemy soldiers "sexually irresistible" to each other, government papers say.
ABC 'News,' June 21, 2007:
Fringe Science Yields 'Gay Bombs' and Psychic Teleportation
WIRED Magazine Dec. 10, 2007, 3:51 PM:
The Gay Bomb Lives!
LiveScience.com via FauxNews, Dec. 11, 2007:
Scientists Make Fruit Flies Gay, Then Straight Again
Yes, "gay bomb"... 'your' tax dollars at work.
P.S. 2: Here's an insight into how the Vaccines, as they are today, are used as a soft-kill weapon, basically came to be; from the horse's own mouthpiece: the 'other' (un)official magazine of the CFR, "Foreign Policy"; note this is an article on bioweapons, NOT vaccines, and yet...
AUGUST 8, 2006
After 9/11, U.S. spending on defenses against biological attacks got a shot in the arm. Between 2001 and 2006, the budget for biodefense medical research and development at the National Institutes of Health increased from $50 million to $1.8 billion. Five years later, it turns out there might be some unlikely beneficiaries of this bounty: poor people in the developing world.
The extra money being poured into bioterror preparedness could result in a revolution in global public health -- to the benefit of the world's most vulnerable citizens. New vaccines, medicines, and techniques designed to deal with diseases unleashed by terrorists may also combat naturally occurring outbreaks. Tara O'Toole, director of the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a former assistant secretary of energy, argues that "if we do what is necessary for biodefense... we could conceivably in a generation eliminate large-scale, lethal epidemics of infectious disease everywhere.
But here's the real reason:
Vaccines are notoriously unprofitable, so pharmaceutical companies have often shown little interest in developing them. But fears of a biological attack have led the U.S. government to fund new vaccine breakthroughs for ebola, the Marburg virus, and Lassa fever. This money will also speed the development of dengue fever and vibrio cholera vaccines. Scientists are also excited about the possibilities stemming from the military's bigger budgets.
So, for those who would deny to their grave the reality that part of the reason for the inclusion of the deadly toxin thiomersal aka mercury, as a 'preservative' and other adjuvants in the vaccines is in fact an intentional eugenicist soft-kill program, they should at least be honest enough to admit to themselves that it's about 'money' and selling shiit that don't work, and these corporatist contracts with govt are simply the BigPharma's way of making a portion of a biz that EVERYONE who knows anything about their industry do not deny that they're "notoriously unprofitable" (no profit in cure: products that 'treat' to continually maintain a perpetual state of sickness, but not enough to die, is their bread and butter biz model; for those that aren't even bright enough to figure that out? stick to talking about NFL) and evading financial liability.
Otherwise, even setting aside the reality that all medicine affect each individual differently (so it's hard to ensure 100% effectiveness), that said, still, IF the BigPharma and the Vaccine Industrial Complex were so certain as to the efficacy of their products, like any other company who manufacture goods that they truly believe in, they'd offer a lifetime warranty, let alone, a warranty of ANY kind. But of course. They don't. And, they can't.
So the question for those who consider themselves to be an honest skeptic (which would actually mean examining history, facts, and evidence, and not keep saying "no" for the mere sake of saying no), is: if intentionally packaging an unprofitable product that has been known to harm and often kill, yet even knowing this, intentionally decide to lobby CONgress for corporatist govt contracts, worse: to indemnify themselves of any medical to lethal liabilities for those dispensed via govt subsidized programs, all the while making sure that the govt buys those very same unprofitable and dangerous products on the taxpayers' dime/subsidy, what ELSE would you call that but an intentional evil plan?
What, bills and corporatist contracts just get handed out, without an army of lawyers and series of meetings, conferences, whitepapers and 'policy lunches'??
UPDATE 1: With all the currently unfolding Ebola Hysteria center stage with rumblings of the current & past strains intimately tied to USAMRIID/Fort deTRICK's Liberian bioweapons lab, thought it timely to update the mother of all, Pre-PNAC "race-specific bioweapons" data-set meta again; behold, CIA-Israel-S.Africa's "Project Coast:"
H/T: Thank you IW crew & Old Thinker News!!
Dr. Death Weaponized Ebola in South Africa in The 1980s
Published on Oct 21, 2014
Operating out of South Africa during the Apartheid era in the early 1980’s, Dr. Wouter Basson launched a secret bioweapons project called Project Coast. http://www.infowars.com/secret-project-created-weaponized-eb...
Secret Project Created Weaponized Ebola in South Africa in the 1980s
Was this strain of Ebola deliberately released?
by Dan Taylor | Infowars.com | October 20, 2014
Operating out of South Africa during the Apartheid era in the early 1980’s, Dr. Wouter Basson launched a secret bioweapons project called Project Coast.
The goal of the project was to develop biological and chemical agents that would either kill or sterilize the black population and assassinate political enemies. Among the agents developed were Marburg and Ebola viruses.
Basson is surrounded by cloak and dagger intrigue, as he told Pretoria High court in South Africa that “The local CIA agent in Pretoria threatened me with death on the sidewalk of the American Embassy in Schoeman Street.” According to a 2001 article in The New Yorker magazine, the American Embassy in Pretoria was “terribly concerned” that Basson would reveal deep connections between Project Coast and the United States.
In 2013, Basson was found guilty of “unprofessional conduct” by the South African health council.
Bioweapons expert Jeanne Guillemin writes in her book Biological Weapons: From the Invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism, “The project‘s growth years were from 1982 to 1987, when it developed a range of biological agents (such as those for anthrax, cholera, and the Marburg and Ebola viruses and for botulinum toxin)…“
Basson’s bioweapons program officially ended in 1994, but there has been no independent verification that the pathogens created were ever destroyed. The order to destroy them went directly to Dr. Basson. According to the Wall Street Journal, “The integrity of the process rested solely on Dr. Basson’s honesty.”
++ IMHO, one of the most important interviews to consider: Dr. Timothy Stamps, Minister of Health of Zimbabwe, and his public mulling of whether Basson himself had anything to do with introducing weaponized anthrax, cholera, Ebola, Marburg virus, as stated in PBS FRONTLINE documentary Plague War (aired on Oct. 13, 1998)!!
Interview: Dr. Timothy Stamps, Minister of Health, Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) | His country may have been the world's first modern victim of biological warfare.
Why have you ordered an investigation into the use of biological warfare against Rhodesia?
Because there are certain infectious conditions that have come to my notice over the period of the hostilities that are, to say the least, very strange. The evidence is very clear that these were not natural events. Whether they were caused by some direct or deliberate inoculation or not, is the question we have to answer.
What particular biological agents are we talking about?
I'm talking about anthrax and cholera in particular, but also a couple of viruses that are not endemic to Zimbabwe [such as] the Ebola type virus and, we think also, the Marburg virus. We wonder whether in fact these are not associated with biological warfare against this country during the hostilities. It's quite coincidental, and a very interesting coincidence, that the height of the infection should occur when the hostilities were at their height.
Now you've studied the epidemiology of all these possible agents. Let's start with anthrax. Anthrax is indigenous in Zimbabwe.
Yes, but when you have an annual incidence of around two dozen or less for a period of about twenty years, and then you suddenly get a spike of 10,000 in 1979-1980, there's some extraneous influence at work. And this coincided with the intensification of the struggle right toward the end, just before independence.
You're saying that it is epidemiologically inconceivable that you can have an average of 24 cases a year that then spikes to 10,000 in the next two years.
I think it is very unlikely ... I haven't heard of it.
What about cholera? Cholera too is endemic in certain parts of Africa.
We've looked at the records right back to the date of occupation and there have never been any outbreaks of cholera until 1975 and that coincided with the introduction of cholera in East Africa. It's very interesting that it occurred so quickly after the introduction, particularly during a period of hostility when movement was severely restricted in the eastern districts of this country.
Now what else was it about the pattern of the cholera outbreaks that has made you suspicious?
If the [outbreaks] had been endemic or if they had been natural, we would have expected them to continue and recur, and certainly with the health services in the disarray that they were toward the end of the war, we wouldn't have expected them to come under control in [such a] quick period. In fact, one of the people who studied cholera in Southeast Asia remarked to me on the 1993 outbreak, that he was surprised that we had got cholera under control within three months and eliminated it within seven.
That just wouldn't happen if it were an endemic outbreak.
Well, even it if were suppressed it would recur, and it has not until very recently and these are new imported cases.
Now, you were talking about Marburg, Ebola and bubonic plague. What evidence do you have on these agents?
Again, the interesting feature is that they are focal, they are not generalized, and plague tends to spread very rapidly--bubonic plague--because it's carried by a flea, and the rats which carry the fleas are a natural wild animal in Southern Africa and yet it occurred in just one area, and it has recurred in just that one area. That again was an area where there was intense fighting between the forces of liberation and the freedom fighters.
Ebola was along the line of the Zambezi [River], and I suspect that this may have been an experiment to see if a new virus could be used to directly infect people. Interestingly, Ebola has not been established as having a known victim in Africa.
What evidence, in terms of the number of cases, and again the epidemiology of it ...
We looked back at serological tests on strange cases which occurred around 1980, and found nine cases including a fifteen-year-old child, who showed serological evidence.
++Circumstantial suspicion that Basson may have been personally been responsible:
Who do you believe could have been responsible for the introduction of these biological agents?
That is really outside my capacity to conjecture. But we know that it could not have been the Rhodesian forces acting on their own, they didn't have the logistics ... we know that there was a tremendous amount of support from the apartheid regime because they were intensely concerned that if this country became independent and democratized, it wouldn't be long before apartheid fell apart ... I think this was introduced by foreign agencies probably through South Africa and probably by the South Africans in order to use Zimbabwe as a mechanism for protecting their apartheid regime against the overwhelming freedom movement which was threatening the structure of apartheid.
You have ordered an investigation, some of those results are up, is there any doubt in your mind?
In my own mind there is no doubt that there were deliberate attempts to inoculate our country with those organisms. It's a deliberate attempt at destroying a population. I would put it on the same level as ethnic cleansing.
You are aware, of course, of the current criminal proceedings against Dr. Wouter Basson in South Africa. Do you believe that there could be a connection between South Africa's Chemical and Biological Warfare (CBW) program, which was known as Project Coast, and the possible use of your country as a test bed?
Certainly, because all the areas which were affected were areas adjacent to areas of South African control and influence.
Do you have any prima facie evidence of a connection to South Africa--any of this at all which you can present now?
None at all ... I think it's going to be very difficult to get concrete evidence. All the evidence will be circumstantial, but I think there will be people still alive who can be identified as knowing what actually happened.
++ Cited articles:
By William Finnegan
A Reporter at Large January 15, 2001 Issue
The Poison Keeper The New Yorker, January 15, 2001 P. 58
ABSTRACT: A REPORTER AT LARGE about South Africa’s Dr. Wouter Basson, and the various apartheid-era clandestine weapons programs he oversaw as leader of Project Coast… South Africans call him Dr. Death. He is regularly compared by the local press, never very persuasively, to Josef Mengele. . . Describes a special round of hearings, chaired by Desmond Tutu, of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, on Basson's Project Coast. . . There were revelations of research into a race-specific bacterial weapon; a project to find ways to sterilize the country’s black population; discussion of deliberate spreading of cholera through the water supply; large-scale production of dangerous drugs; the fatal poisoning of anti-apartheid leaders, captured guerrillas, and suspected security risks; even a plot to slip thallium, a toxic heavy metal that can permanently impair brain function, into Nelson Mandela’s medication before his release from prison in 1990. . . Basson appeared before the commission, but he rejected with contempt its offers of amnesty. In October, 1999, Basson went on trial in Pretoria High Court, charged with sixty-seven counts of murder, conspiracy to murder, drug offenses, and fraud. . . Project Coast, because it employed civilian scientists who do not feel bound by the military’s code of silence, is now the post-apartheid state’s best hope of exposing some of the South African Army’s war against its own people. . . Basson came to public notice in 1997, when he was arrested for allegedly selling a thousand capsules of Ecstasy to a police informant. . . It was strange enough that a cardiologist of his stature should be dealing street drugs—assuming, that is, that he was not framed by the authorities, as some people believe. Stranger by far was what the police found at his house: two padlocked steel trunks (they later found a third) containing the history in documents of Project Coast. Basson had been ordered to destroy these records—after overseeing their transfer onto CD-ROMs that went into a safe to which the President of South Africa had one of only two keys. Basson had obviously double-crossed his bosses. . . South Africans are following the Basson trial closely, and so are international agencies and nonprofit groups working to halt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Describes the broad number of foreign governments and pharmaceutical companies which may have had dealings with Project Coast, and are not pleased that Basson is testifying. . . Basson’s scientists were working with anthrax, cholera, salmonella, botulinum, thallium, E. coli, ricin, organophosphates, necrotizing fasciitis, hepatitis A, and H.I.V., as well as nerve gases (Sarin, VX) and the Ebola, Marburg, and Rift Valley hemorrhagic-fever viruses. They were producing crude toxins (and some strange delivery systems) for use by the military and police, and they were genetically engineering extremely dangerous new organisms—creating, that is, biological weapons. Chemical weapons were produced elsewhere, primarily at a laboratory south of Pretoria known as Delta G Scientific. . . Basson’s extreme freedom to spend and improvise derived from the support he enjoyed at the highest levels of the South African government. . . Basson’s sexual aggressiveness still betrays him on occasion. Describes a courtroom incident. . . Describes his research into murder using muscle relaxants. . . The agreement that brought peace and democracy to South Africa, ending decades of undeclared civil war, included a pledge that there would be no purge of the apartheid state. . . The upshot is that the military, the police, the judiciary, the bar, and the civil service are still almost exclusively white and male, especially in their middle and upper ranks. . . .The demarche led also to South Africa’s nuclear disarmament. Unwilling to hand over the country’s nuclear arsenal to Mandela, de Klerk allowed the United States to come in and remove it. Today, South African judges enjoy a high degree of independence from executive interference. The rights of defendants are not trampled in favor of prosecutors. A world-class Constitutional Court is the final arbiter of legal dispute, and the rule of law is scrupulously respected. (The catastrophic decline of Zimbabwe can be traced, in substantial part, to its government’s habit of flouting the orders of its courts.) Writer tells the history of germ warfare. . . Writer interviews Mike Odendaal, a Project Coast biowar scientist. . . Basson’s true strength when it comes to his legal defense is his readiness to drop hints that he knows much more than he is saying—and the implied threat is to embarrass or destroy powerful people if things should start going against him in a meaningful way. . . The American Embassy in Pretoria admits privately that the United States government is “terribly concerned” that Basson may start talking about his sources of information and technology. The Embassy hopes that an impression of “unwitting cooperation” is all that emerges in the way of an American connection. . . As the end of white rule neared, Basson and his partners in Project Coast, seeing the great political change ahead, came up with privatization schemes for the front companies that had realizable assets, such as Roodeplaat Research Laboratories and Delta G Scientific. Their financial maneuvering became increasingly complex and frantic, and, with privatization, some of them got rich. . . Writer mentions the Soviet biowar program. Tells how the prosecution ran out of money in August, and went on hiatus for a time. . . It is generally accepted that this will be the last of the big apartheid trials. Among other considerations, the strapped new democratic state can’t afford another one.
++ Though I found the WaPo as archived at http://www.ph.ucla.edu , but guess I missed the following archived WSJ article posted at the same sit; it's been a while, since I looked into this topic, but believe the following may have been under paywall, for a bit/years ago when I was looking for this article. Again, thanks IW Crew!
By ROBERT BLOCK
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
WAR ON TERROR
U.S. officials recently touted South Africa as a nation that willingly gave up its weapons of mass destruction. But the story isn't over: The fate of South Africa's chemical and biological warfare program remains a source of international contention eight years after it was officially decommissioned.
U.S. and British officials, as well as nonproliferation experts, are alarmed by mounting evidence that germs and other substances developed by apartheid-era scientists are still being stored -- and possibly transferred out of the country -- in violation of South Africa's treaty obligations. The difficulty of tracking these agents illustrates the perils of existing stocks not just in South Africa, but also in Iraq and other countries that possess such programs.
The tale of how one South African doctor was entrusted with disposing dangerous chemicals, and how a South African scientist offered anthrax-related serum to a virtual stranger, shows the enormity of the disarmament task -- even in a country willing to do so.
South Africa's chemical and biological weapons program, dubbed "Project Coast," was designed to limit civilian interference; even senior politicians were not fully informed about the program or distanced themselves from it. The program was officially closed down in 1994 and its CBW products were supposedly destroyed to comply with international treaties. But few scientists and researchers believe the claim, saying there has never been independent verification of the destruction of South Africa's stocks of chemicals, like BZ gas, a dangerous hallucinogen, or its freeze-dried stores of pathogens, like plague and naturally drug-resistant strains of anthrax.
++ From the ye ol 'Soldiers get sent to jail, as Generals & Policymakers remain'-dept:
As if anyone needed to know StateTHEiSM makes you do the murderous craaaaayzaaaay: "Basson called just one witness in his own defence: himself. He said everything he did was as a government employee for the state."
Though, seems his eventual 'fortunes' in the finality, wasn't so much redemptive penitence:
"He was acquitted of the charges in 2002, and today runs a profitable cardiology business in Cape Town."
Posted December 19, 2013 00:26:18
South Africa's "Dr Death", Wouter Basson, who headed the apartheid regime's germ warfare program, has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the country's health council.
The former South African defence force surgeon-general, 63, now faces being barred from practising medicine after the council ruled that he had flouted ethical rules.
Basson faced charges over supplying suicide cyanide capsules to operational officers, tranquilising substances for kidnappings, and for producing sedatives, ecstasy and tear gas.
Dir. Bob Coen (of the above ViMEO video)'s CBC piece:
Anthrax War CBC The Passionate Eye FULL! Dr. David Kelly / Biological warfare
Published on Nov 17, 2012
An investigation into the deadly world of germ weapons, Anthrax War begins in New York in the days following 9/11. Anthrax-laced letters, mailed to media and U.S. senators, killed five people and spread fear and panic throughout the nation.
For filmmaker Bob Coen, who was raised in Rhodesia where the white regime has been accused of unleashing anthrax against the black population, biological weapons have a deep personal meaning. He embarks on a journey that raises troubling questions about the FBI's investigation of the 21st century's first act of biological terrorism.
Coen's investigation takes him from the U.S. to the U.K. and from the edge of Siberia to the tip of Africa. In a rare interview, Coen confronts "Doctor Death" Wouter Basson, who headed Project Coast, the South African apartheid-era bio-warfare program. Project Coast used germ warfare against select targets within the country's black population.
Anthrax War also investigates the mysterious deaths of some of the world's leading anthrax scientists, including Dr. David Kelly, the UK's top military microbiologist, the Soviet defector Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, and Dr. Bruce Ivins. The FBI claims - despite the doubts of highly ranked U.S. officials - that Ivins was the only person behind the U.S. anthrax murders.
In tracing the 2001 bio-terror attacks in the U.S. to the heart of the U.S. bio-defense program, this film raises an alarm. These attacks that helped prepare a country for war have also spawned a multi-billion dollar bio-defense boom. The line between bio-offense and bio-defense is becoming extremely thin. Biological weapons research is now being conducted by corporations and private labs without effective government oversight. The international treaty prohibiting the development of offensive bio-weapons may no longer be sufficient to keep the world from drifting towards the unthinkable -- biological warfare.
Anthrax War was written by Harold Crooks and Bob Coen, directed by Bob Coen and produced by Christine LeGoff and Natalie Dubois. Executive producers are Arnie Gelbart, Yves Jeanneau and Eric Nadler. Anthrax War is a Canada-France coproduction produced by Galafilm and TelFrance/Transformer Films for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Société Radio-Canada and ARTE.
Sunday March 29, 2009 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network
++ And, now how about that? Ain't it just nice of a Nobel Laureate to be enlightened enough to re-consider wearing the Nazi Wannsee Conference-cap again, and figure out a way to bio-medically genocide whom he deemed to be the 'undesirables'?? Just WTF is it with these Malthusian sociopathic nerd eugenicists?? WhyTF can't they volunteer first? xD
Absolutely despicable walking #DeathCult bio-filth. Like some freak of nature that they popped into this world with above average IQ. Yet, they somehow saw fit to utilize that intellect for organized evil. Oh...humanity, why must you be so cruel...at times?? .o/
By Brendan Nicholson
March 10 2002
World-famous microbiologist Sir Macfarlane Burnet, the Nobel prize winner revered as Australia's greatest medical research scientist, secretly urged the government to develop biological weapons for use against Indonesia and other "overpopulated" countries of South-East Asia.
The revelation is contained in top-secret files declassified by the National Archives of Australia, despite resistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Sir Macfarlane recommended in a secret report in 1947 that biological and chemical weapons should be developed to target food crops and spread infectious diseases.
His key advisory role on biological warfare was uncovered by Canberra historian Philip Dorling in the National Archives in 1998.