- Although international law prohibits the use of chemical
and bacteriological weapons, America has had an active biological warfare
program since at least the 1940s. In 1941, it began secret developmental
efforts using controversial testing methods. During WW II, mustard gas
was tested on about 4000 servicemen. Biological weapons research was also
conducted. Human subjects were used as guinea pigs in various other experiments,
and numerous illegal practices continued to the present, including secretly
releasing toxic biological agents in US cities to test the effects of germ
- The Hague Convention of 1907 banned chemical weapons
usage, and the 1928 Geneval Protocol prohibited gas and bacteriological
warfare. The 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) "Prohibit(ed)
the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological)
and Toxin Weapons and Their Destruction." The 1989 Biological Weapons
Anti-Terrorism Act "implement(ed the) Prohibition of the Development,
Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons
and Their Destruction...."
- In 2001, the Bush administration rejected the 1972 BWC,
took advantage of a loophole allowing "prophylactic, protective or
other peaceful uses," continued a secret Clinton administration bioweapons
initiative, and asserted its right to spend multi-billions illegally to
develop, test and stockpile "first-strike" chemical and biological
weapons that potentially can kill millions.
- In his August 14, 2008 article titled, "The Pentagon's
alarming project: Avian Flu Biowar Vaccine," F. William Engdahl cited:
- "alarming evidence accumulated by serious scientific
sources that the US Government is about to or already has 'weaponized'
Avian Flu. If reports are accurate, this could unleash a new pandemic on
the planet that could be more devastating than the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic
which killed an estimated 30 million people worldwide before it eventually
died out. Pentagon and NIH experiments with remains in frozen state of
the 1918 virus are the height of scientific folly" unless something
more nefarious is afoot in collaboration with Big Pharma to produce weaponized
viruses and/or dangerous mandatory vaccines that, at the least, can cause
serious autoimmune diseases or, as some allege, a Swine Flu or other viral
- Alarming News about Baxter International
- On February 27, 2009, various news agencies including
Helen Branswell in the Canadian Press, reported:
- Baxter International that "released contaminated
flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed (today) that the experimental
product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses." The WHO said the incident
occurred at the company's research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria, but
claimed "that public health and occupational risk is minimal"
thus far. What's not known, however, "are the circumstances"
behind the incident that, according to some, raise suspicions while others
call it a willful criminal act. More on that below.
- The contaminated product, "a mix of H3N2 seasonal
flu viruses and unlabelled H5N1 (Avian Flu) viruses, was supplied to an
Austrian research company....Avir Green Hills Biotechnology." It then
"sent portions of it to sub-contractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia
- The problem was discovered when The Czech Republic company
discovered that ferrets innoculated with the product died. "Ferrets
shouldn't die from exposure to human H3N2 flu viruses." Public health
authorities called it a "serious error" that showed "the
H5N1 virus in the product was live." But Baxter "has been parsimonious
about the amount of information it has released about the event."
Christopher Bona, the company's global bioscience communications director,
did confirm that the material was a "live....experimental virus"
made at the Orth-Donau research laboratory.
- Security experts expressed alarm that something this
serious could happen, calling the co-mingling (or reassortment) of human
H3N2 with H5N1 avian viruses a dangerous practice that should never occur
because of the potentially devastating effects to human health. "If
someone exposed to a mixture of the two had been simultaneously infected
with both strains, he or she could have served as an incubator for a hybrid
virus able to transmit easily to and among people," who, in turn,
could transmit it to enough others to potentially cause a pandemic. So
far, nothing this extreme has happened, but a future threat remains.
- As Medical Director of the Natural Solutions Foundation,
Dr. Rima Laibow warns about dangerous, toxic drugs and vaccines. On March
6, 2009, she posted a "Pandemic Flu Emergency Action eAlert on her
healthfreedomusa.org web site stating:
- "World media (outside America) are reporting that
Baxter Pharmaceuticals has admitted that it 'accidently' contaminated various
vaccine batches with Avian Flu viruses. These batches were shipped to 18
countries. Clearly, either 1. stupidity and incompetence (are to blame)
or 2. intentional contamination of flu vaccine lots was at work."
- Many Avian Flu vaccines compete with each other, yet
they're "profitable ONLY if used in huge numbers." Although "Avian
Flu has been slow to be become pandemic by 'jumping the species barrier'
to humans in large numbers," might Baxter's "accident" be
a way to do it? If so, Big Pharma will score "One of the biggest wins
- In fact, it already has after the Center for Infectious
Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) reported that Congress (in mid-June)
"approved $7.65 billion for battling pandemic influenza, more than
three times what the House and Senate had earlier proposed." Unsurprisingly,
it was part of "a $106 billion (Iraq and Afghanistan war) supplemental
appropriation bill" to open a new front at home in the form of dangerous
vaccines - perhaps to be mandated for everyone.
- Laibow sees a "manipulated disaster of unprecedented
magnitude precipitated by unprecedented avarice and greed," and adds
that "Baxter International Inc. is no stranger to recalls and lethal
contaminations." Its record includes producing faulty infusion and
volumetric pumps, HIV-2 tainted Albumin Buminate 5 percent, faulty dialysis
machine tubing and blood-cleaning filters, and various other products that
should make everyone leery of its soon-to-be-released Swine Flu vaccine.
Along with similar ones from other pharmaceutical companies, these drugs
cause serious autoimmune diseases and absolutely should be avoided, even
- Laibow expresses great alarm in stating:
- "Baxter mixed a virus which has a hard time infecting
people (H5N1 Avian flu) with one that infects them easily ("Seasonal
Flu") in a medium which can promote mutations of the H5N1 virus into
a type which can infect us easily. What will be in the vaccine you are
forced/coerced/threatened into allowing into your body? Who knows?"
- What is known are our constitutional and Nuremberg Code
rights. The Fifth Amendment protects against abusive government authority
in stating that "No person shall....be deprived of life, liberty,
or property, without due process of law...." The Eight Amendment prohibits
"cruel and unusual punishments." Depriving someone of health
is tantamount to the latter as well as life by harming and potentially
- The Nuremberg Code requires voluntary consent of human
subjects without coercion, fraud, deceit, and with full disclosure of known
risks. It also affirms that experiments should avoid "all unnecessary
physical and mental suffering and injury," and should never be conducted
if there's "an a priori reason to believe death or disabling injury
will occur" or harm to human health.
- The FDA as an Industry Front Group
- As stated on its web site, the FDA is mandated to protect
human health and well-being.
- As an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS), "The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by
assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs,
biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics,
and products that emit radiation."
- Run by officials of the industries it "regulates,"
it fails on all counts. Byron J. Richards is a clinical nutritionist and
founder of Wellness Resources. In his book "Fight for Your Health:
Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America," he discusses FDA complicity
with Big Pharma, dangerous drugs worth billions of dollars to the industry,
and the serious risks to people who use them. He states:
- "The FDA has put into mothballs its federal mandate
to protect the public. In order to foster drug sales, the FDA hides important
medical data from the public and from doctors, including the risks of heart
attacks, suicide, seizures, and serious mental-health debility. Even worse,
the FDA has changed sides. They are actively undermining the rights of
citizens to claim damages if injured by drugs. And they are seeking to
remove safety barriers to drug testing. They are planning to expose many
individuals to unproven drugs, a new form of human experiment" that
may rise to a higher level if HHS mandates dangerous Swine Flu vaccines
for all Americans despite no forensic evidence of an outbreak or even a
single proved death attributable to H1N1.
- Yet, in advance of what looks to be coming, on June 11,
the WHO declared that "The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza
pandemic (in) decid(ing) to raise (its) influenza pandemic alert from phase
5 to (its highest) phase 6" level.
- Dr. Laibow advises that everyone has a "right to
say "NO!" to vaccinations and other treatments that (they) do
not want. The Police Power of the State ENDS at my skin and yours!"
If a pandemic erupts, as a longtime natural health practitioner, she advises
what she'll use herself - Nano Silver as well as vitamins, minerals, and
herbs like echinacea that boost the immune system, unlike dangerous vaccines
that destroy it. For more information, she directs individuals to the web
- WHO, CDC, and Canada's Public Health Agency (PHAC) Fearmongering
- Besides declaring its highest Level 6 influenza pandemic
alert on June 11, the BBC reported on July 3 that WHO's Director-General,
Dr. Margaret Chan, warned that the spread of swine flu is "unstoppable"
while admitting that most cases are mild and many people recover unaided.
- On June 25, Daniel DeNoon in WebMD Health News reported
that CDC's influenza surveillance chief, Dr. Lyn Finelli, said: "Right
now, we are estimating over 1 million (Swine Flu) cases in the US"
in 2009 affecting about 6% of households in major cities. She, too, admitted
that the vast majority of cases have been mild but avoided the fundamental
issue - that no forensic evidence attributes a single death globally to
Swine Flu and all or most known instances may be ordinary viral influenza
or common colds, bad enough to cause fever (at times high) and discomfort,
last several days and then pass for most people.
- With no proof, Finelli cited 3065 Swine Flu hospitalizations
and 127 deaths. In a June 26 telebriefing, Dr. Anne Schachat, CDC's National
Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases director, cited no verifiable
forensic documentation in saying:
- "The novel H1N1 (Swine Flu) influenza is continuing
to spread here in the United States and around the globe. The key point
is that this new infectious disease is not going away. In the US, we're
still experiencing a steady increase in the number of reported cases (and
they're just) the tip of the iceberg." She added that vaccines are
being hurriedly produced. No decisions have been made about "which
populations" will need them, but "it's very important for states
and communities to begin intensifying their efforts on planning to administer
a vaccine should such be necessary in the fall," especially for "young
people including school children, pregnant women, babies, and adults, particularly
younger adults with those underlying conditions...." That said, it
"doesn't mean we've finalized any vaccine recommendations."
- On June 21, Canada's National Post published Sharon Kirkey's
Canwest News Service report headlined, "Vaccinate Canadians under
40 and (aboriginal) natives first: experts." She added that "Under
Canada's official pandemic plan, the entire population would ultimately
be immunized against H1N1 swine flu," but not at once as vaccines
will only be available in batches.
- Canada's Public Health Agency (PHAC) "is working
on a priority list," effective for all provinces and territories.
Gymnasiums will be used for mass vaccinations of school children, but no
final decisions have been made.
- In a June 26 news release, PHAC reported that "The
Government of Canada today launched a three-year public education campaign
to encourage parents to have their children immunized against certain diseases
before the age of two. The Honorable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health,
made the announcement at the annual meeting of the Canadian Paediatric
Society" saying that "Immunization is one of the best tools we
have to protect the health of our children."
- In fact, all vaccines are dangerous and should be avoided.
They contain squalene-based adjuvants that cause a menu of autoimmune diseases
in test subjects. In humans they include chronic fatigue, various type
rashes, chronic headaches, anemia, aphthous ulcers, seizures, weakness,
neuropsychiatric problems, ALS, Raynaud's phenomenon, and multiple sclerosis,
among other illnesses and diseases, some causing death.
- It's why Dr. Laibow says "No insurance company in
the world will insure against" their risks. In America, a special
fund "has paid out over 2 billion dollars to parents of children killed
or maimed by vaccinations." However, the vast majority of those harmed
are never compensated, and US law 'immunizes' drug companies from lawsuits.
- Laibow adds:
- "In fact, vaccines are explicitly acknowledged NOT
to protect against diseases they supposedly are designed to prevent (read
the Package Inserts for vaccines, available on line and in your doctors'
offices if you doubt that) and often" cause them.
- Yet they continue in use because they're so "immensely,
enormously and hideously profitable," and Big Pharma has enough clout
to proliferate products that "in a rational society (should) be banned
- Bioterrorism Criminal Charges Filed
- On June 10, Austrian journalist Jane Burgermeister filed
sweeping criminal charges with the FBI in addition to earlier ones on April
8 with the Vienna State Prosecutor's Office against Baxter AG, Baxter International
and Avir Green Hill Biotechnology AG, "for manufacturing, disseminating,
and releasing a biological weapon of mass destruction on Austrian soil
between December 2008 and February 2009 with the intention of causing a
global bird flu pandemic virus and of intending to profit from that same
pandemic in an act that violates laws on international organised crime
- Baxter operates Biosafety Level 3 (BLS-3) labs that take
strict precautions to assure no possibility of accidental H3N2 and H5N1
co-mingling contamination unless something more nefarious is afoot.
- BLS-3 personnel are trained in handling pathogenic and
potentially lethal agents and are supervised by competent scientists with
extensive experience with them. In addition, these labs have specially
engineered design features for added safety.
- On its web site, CDC lists four biosafety levels:
- -- BLS-1 labs are "suitable for work involving well-characterized
agents not known to consistently cause disease in healthy adult humans,
and (pose) minimal potential hazard to laboratory personnel and the environment."
- -- BLS-2 labs are "similar to Biosafety Level 1
and (are) suitable for work involving agents of moderate potential hazard
to personnel and the environment. It differs from BLS-1 in that (lab personnel)
have specific training in handling pathogenic agents," and are "directed
by competent scientists." In addition, access to the labs are limited,
and "extreme precautions are taken with contaminated sharp items...."
- -- BLS-3 labs work with "indigenous or exotic agents
which may cause serious or potentially lethal disease as a result of exposure
by the inhalation route. Laboratory personnel have specific training in
handling pathogenic and potentially lethal agents, and are supervised by
competent scientists who are experienced in working with these agents."
Labs also have "special engineering and design features," and
follow strict procedures. In addition, protective clothing, equipment,
and other extreme precautions are taken.
- -- BLS-4 labs are for the most highly toxic and dangerous
agents - ones "that pose a high individual risk of aerosol-transmitted
laboratory infections and life-threatening disease." As a result,
the strictest possible procedures and precautions are always taken.
- By combining human influenza H3N2 with bird flu H5N1
virus in its BLS-3 lab, "Baxter produced a highly dangerous biological
weapon with a 63 per cent mortality rate. The H5N1 virus is restricted
in its human-to-human transmissibility, especially because it is less airborne."
- "However when....combined with seasonal flu viruses
(easily transmitted by air), a new flu virus is created which is unknown
to the human immune system and which will have a severe impact on an unprotected
population. A deadly virus of this kind could spread around the world in
a short time and (potentially) infect millions and even billions of people."
- Baxter (via Avir) "distributed (72 kilos of) contaminated
(live bird flu) vaccines using false concealment and a false labels to
16 laboratories in Austria and....other countries at the end of January/beginning
of February, potentially infecting at least 36-37 laboratory staff, who
(were) treated preventively for bird flu and ordinary flu." On the
same day, 18 Avir employees were as well at Vienna's Otto Wagner Hospital.
- Burgermeister cited a Baxter-Avir 2006 contract with
Austria's Health Ministry for 16 million vaccine doses in case a bird flu
pandemic was declared. She maintains that this "laboratory incident
shows that national and international authorities are not able to fulfill
their obligations to ensure the safety of the Austrian people" and
claims that authorities were engaged in a cover-up.
- "If a pharmaceutical company can breach laws - and
almost trigger a bird flu pandemic, which (potentially could spread worldwide)
- without being made accountable for it....then there is, de facto, no
rule of law on Austrian territory."
- She also contends that Baxter's production system, "namely,
the use of 1200 liter bioreactors and vero cell technology," meets
"the technical criteria to be classified as a secret dual purpose
large-scale bioweapon production facility (able to produce) a huge amount
of contaminated vaccine material....rapidly."
- "If (this) material were added to the 1200 liter
bioreactors, it would replicate and infect the entire batch of vaccine
material in (it). Contaminated material could (then) be distributed among
sections of the population using false labels and secretly marked batches
(able to) infect millions of people."
- Burgermeister accused high-level Austrian Health and
other Ministry officials of knowledge and support of this practice. Otherwise,
controls would have been in place to prevent it. In June, she named drug
producers Baxter, Novartis and Sanofi Aventis, world agencies, including
the WHO, UN, and CDC, and high-level officials in Austria, other European
countries, and America.
- Whether or not there's enough evidence to substantiate
her charges, her case is vital to alert people globally to the potential
health threat they face because inadequate controls are in place if the
- It highlights the importance of being alert to this and
other potential health hazards given lax government regulations and public
complicity with powerful corporate interests, that in alliance show a disturbing
indifference to public safety and well-being - worse still because dominant
print and broadcast media stoke fear by reporting misinformation to convince
people to use dangerous drugs and vaccines they should avoid.
- As they say, forewarned is forearmed. Better be safe
than sorry. Something nefarious may or may not be afoot, but it's vital
to learn the truth, know the risks, and assert your legal right to refuse
all dangerous vaccines and other medications, even if mandated.
- Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre
of Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at
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