US troops STILL expendable,experimental animals to Pentagon
GOVERNMENT ALLEGED TO HAVE USED MILITARY AND CIVILIAN POPULATIONS AS
GULF WAR SYNDROME -- TIP OF THE ICEBERG
If your highest ambition in life is to become a highly evolved
medical guinea pig, the U.S. Army has a slogan for you, "Be all that
you can be". It has become evident that many who join the ranks of
Uncle Sam's military are viewed by their superiors in the Pentagon as
just that: experimental animals to be used for secret inoculation and
non-consensual medical research.
Dr. Larry Goss, a Lawton, Oklahoma physician who has worked in
Veterans Administration hospitals and clinics, caring for Gulf War
veterans, had little regard for the rumors surrounding the origin of
the supposed Gulf War Illness (GWI). That is, until he contracted the
disease, himself, from the veterans he was treating. When his wife
and son also became sick with the "fantasy" illness, as the
government has attempted to label it, he became a staunch believer.
His patriotic identity, Dr. Goss told The WINDS, "was the
American flag and the Constitution. I should have been born on the
Fourth of July," Goss said. "I came from a military family, I was for
the military--and," Goss added, "I'm thoroughly disgusted and
Evidence indicates that the government has experimented with a
very large percentage of the veterans participating not only in
Operation Desert Storm, but currently with those in Bosnia as well.
The American Gulf War Veteran's Association* (AGWVA) claims that 40%
(280,000) of the veterans participating in the Persian Gulf
hostilities have contracted some form of neuromuscular or skin
disorders. Among the most prominent are:
Guillain-Barré, syndrome (acute idiopathic polyneuritis)
Lou Gerig's Disease (ALS - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
The AGWVA, founded by retired U.S. Army Captain, Joyce Riley Von
Kleist, RN, was established to provide aid and an information for
veterans who have contracted GWI, also referred to as the Gulf War
Syndrome (GWS). Von Kleist claims to have substantial evidence
supporting allegations that GWS comes from the "one thing we all have
in common--vaccinations." Capt.Von Kleist engages in what seems to be
well-founded speculation when she states her belief that much of the
problems suffered by Gulf War veterans stem from secret inoculations
intended as experimental HIV vaccines.
Dr. Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Internal Medicine
and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University
of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is also the Chief Scientific
Officer for the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Huntington Beach,
California, and has personally examined almost two-hundred veterans
suffering from Gulf War Syndrome.
During those examinations, Dr. Nicolson found that nearly half of
the veterans were infected with an unusual microorganism called
mycoplasma fermentans (incognitus strain). In almost half of the vets
examined these exceptionally tiny and primitive bacteria were found
deep within the blood leukocytes--the white blood cells that comprise
the most aggressive part of the body's immune system machinery. "This
microorganism," Nicolson explains, "is similar to a bacterium without
a cell wall and, although mycoplasmas are often found at superficial
sites in humans, such as in the oral cavity, they are rarely found in
An even more astonishing discovery was that those same bacteria
found in the Gulf War veterans' blood also contained a portion of the
HIV--the virus that causes AIDS. This gene, called the gp120
or "envelope" gene, only codes for creating the surface protein of
the virus. This is an important factor in the cell's ability to do
its nasty work.
A virus, Dr. Goss explains, can be compared to an M&M candy. The
sugar coating is the protein shell and the chocolate is the viral
DNA. The shell tricks the host cell into allowing the virus to
penetrate its wall and inject its DNA, which then commandeers the
cell's reproductive machinery to make copies of itself--somewhat like
a prankster using the church Xerox machine to copy pornographic
photos--a destructive purpose for which it was never intended. When
enough of the viral copies are "replicated", they burst through the
cell wall, destroying the cell and begin the process all over again,
only with thousands more copies of the virus with which to work.
"This gp120 is how the HIV virus gets into cells," Dr. Nicolson
explains. "When you put this protein onto cells like the mycoplasma
fermentans, which already has the ability to enter some cells, it
greatly increases its ability to enter a variety of different cells."
The new protein, functioning as a key to give it the capacity to act
like the AIDS virus, "can now go to virtually any cell, any tissue,
any organ and enter cells and interfere with metabolism and kill
Doctors Goss and Nicolson both claim that the result of this
marriage of a portion from the AIDS virus with a primitive bacteria
has created a powerful pathogen that causes system-wide infection and
cell damage from the kidneys to the brain, and nearly everything in
between. The chilling part of this concept is that this microscopic
matrimony could only be accomplished by artificial genetic
engineering whereby the gp120 gene was severed from live HIV virus
with an enzyme "knife" and then implanted into the mycoplasma giving
the bacterium its destructive power.
Damning evidence for the fact that this is an artificial, man-
made infection, according to Dr. Nicolson, "is the fact that
antibodies against synthetic squalene, which is only used in
experimental vaccines, has been found in the blood of soldiers. There
are very few experimental vaccines that have this type of adjuvant in
them--and one of them is an HIV vaccine."
THE FRENCH CONNECTION
In personal research stimulated by his illness and perceived
betrayal by his country, Dr. Larry Goss has pieced together
information about the Gulf War and its pursuant illness that paints a
startling and ominous, but believable, picture.
Of the twenty-eight Gulf War coalition forces, Goss said, the
military cadre of twenty-seven of those nations have contracted GWI.
The only country that claims no infected personnel is France. Is it
just coincidence that France is also the only member of the coalition
that refused to allow their soldiers to receive vaccinations?
DR. GOSS, IN TREATING GULF WAR VETERANS WITH GWI, DISCOVERED THAT
A ONE-TWO PUNCH OF THE ANTI-VIRAL DRUG, FAMVIR AND THE ANTIBIOTIC
DOXYCYCLINE WAS QUITE EFFECTIVE IN THEIR TREATMENT--SO MUCH SO THAT
DR. NICOLSON'S INSTITUTE FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE HAS INCLUDED IT IN
ITS RECOMMENDED THERAPY. What else Goss uncovered was that the
French, "before their military even left their ports to go to the
theater, were giving their troops Doxycycline--500mg twice a day.
They were giving them so much that these guys were vomiting and
messing their pants" from reaction to the drug.
Were the French the "control group" in an insidious study?
"What did they know," Goss questioned, "how did they know it and
when did they learn it?" In addition, he said, "some U.S. units were
ordered to take Cipro--an appropriate antibiotic for mycoplasma."
Veterans told Dr. Goss that "the medics in their units pulled up in
the back of their Humm-Vs and started shoveling out cases of Cipro,
and said 'fill your pockets and start taking it twice a day.' The
next day they got hit with their first Scud attack--and then two
weeks later they were told to turn in any remaining Cipro. Other U.S.
units in the theater," Goss added, "got no Cipro. Double-blind study--
Goss confessed that he didn't understand their reasoning in all
this until he realized he was "thinking like an altruistic physician
who follows the Hippocratic oath." The ones doing this, he said, have
such a scientific clinical mindset that "they don't care if they kill
you. I had to get past this."
Goss realized that their reasoning behind using mycoplasmas comes
from the fact that they would be undetectable without the use of DNA-
PCR tests--the same ones used to try to convict O. J. Simpson--and
very few labs have that capability. As it happened, Dr. Nicolson's
laboratory has the equipment and was able to determine the presence
of the little carrier bacterium.
AWashington Times article claims that, "Dale Vesser, a retired
Army general, was the first Pentagon spokesman to admit...that the
Department of Defense had squalene and used it in recent experimental
medical tests on about fifty soldiers to test an antimalaria
vaccination. At the time, mid-August, Vesser claimed that was the
only Pentagon usage of squalene." (The Washington Times, Oct. 16,
The cover-up aspect of this scenario becomes even more plausible
when it is considered, according to Dr. Nicolson, that "the NIH
[National Institutes of Health] and the military were jointly testing
an HIV vaccine before the Gulf War.
"The NIH and military researchers refused to provide the
Institute for Molecular Medicine with any samples of their
experimental vaccine so that IMM could determine what they were
dealing with in the treatment of veterans with GWS. They also refused
to give the institute any shot records of the vets to aid in their
This refusal on the part of the government appears somewhat
unusual considering that the military will soon be sending scientists
from organizations like the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and
Walter Reed Army Medical Center to Dr. Nicolson's institute so the
government scientists can receive training in the identification of
these deep-cell infections.
The government, it seems, should have been aware of the danger
posed by the little bacterium. Among other studies, the University of
Alabama School of Medicine reported, "Four silver leaf monkeys
inoculated with mycoplasma fermentans (incognitus strain) showed
wasting syndromes and died in 7-9 months." In fact, the government
did know of the powerful nature of this organism. The study
referenced the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington D.C.
There is even more evidence that the government scientists were
well aware of the pathogenicity (dangerous infectious nature) of the
mycoplasma incognitus bacteria before ever using it as a vehicle for
an alleged HIV vaccine. The aforementioned Armed Forces Institute of
Pathology maintains a training program for medical personnel on
infectious diseases in which was taught:
Mycoplasma fermentans [incognitus] are the mycoplasma organisms that
are known to be transmitted sexually....Results obtained in-vitro
suggests that mycoplasmas act as cofactors with the Human
Immunodifficiency Virus (HIV) in the development of AIDS and
mycoplasmas have been isolated from HIV-infected individuals. These
mycoplasmas have the capacity to invade cells and to be potent
immunomodulators [altering the immune system].
The most serious presentation of M. fermentans is that of a fulminant
[violent] systemic disease that begins as a flu-like illness.
Patients rapidly deteriorate, developing severe complications
including adult respiratory distress syndrome, disseminated
intravascular coagulation, and/or multiple organ failure.
The organs of patients with...M. fermentans infection exhibit
extensive necrosis [dead tissue]. Necrosis is most pronounced in
lung, liver, spleen, lymph nodes, adrenal glands, heart and brain.
Lo and associates demonstrated M. fermentans infection in the tissues
of 70% of AIDS patients....No other microorganisms were present in
these lesions of these AIDS patients. (1)
The WINDS has obtained a copy of a letter to a Gulf War veteran
from the Uniformed Services University, dated June of 1997, in which
they stated that, "In 1995, the University dropped lectures
discussing mycoplasma fermentans due to a curriculum reform." This
presents serious questions as to why studies on such a virulent, and
apparently widespread disease-causing bacterium would be excluded
from lectures on pathology--the very medical discipline that focuses
on such studies.
In addition, this reporter has received copies of medical reports
of tests conducted on several veterans of the Gulf War suffering from
GWS indicating infection with M. fermentans. One official examination
record makes another interesting observation. It claims, "The veteran
has been exposed to chemicals during the Gulf War and a mycoplasma ---
with 6mm war agent was found."(sic). The vet was given a
determination of 50% disability--from a war zone in which the
government and the commanding general, Norman Schwarzkopf, claimed
there was no exposure to such agents.
Indeed, the government seems to have been playing a form of
biological roulette with its service members' well-being and medical
history. In an article published on December 21st, the Cleveland
Plain Dealer claimed that a U.S. Army ethics review board, just prior
to the Gulf War, insisted that it would be a breach of medical ethics
to test an unapproved vaccine on military personnel without issuing a
warning as to its potential effects. That ruling, however, "by the
ethics committee at the army's biological research station at Fort
Detrick, Md., was overridden after the Defense Department cited
national security concerns."
The army admits to 8,000 troops having received the vaccine,
according to the Plain Dealer, which was designed to counteract the
effects of a possible botulism attack by the Iraqis. They are also
looking into the possibility that involuntary vaccinations might
explain the Gulf War Syndrome that has afflicted an estimated 200,000
military personnel stationed in the Middle East during the war.
A Pentagon spokesman for the Secretary of Defense told The WINDS
that the Defense Department objected to the Cleveland newspaper's use
of the term "experimental". "It is what is known as an
investigational new drug," he said, [government speak] claiming that
the drug in contention is perfectly safe. Questions present
themselves as to what is the difference between an "experimental"
drug and an "an investigational new drug"? (I didn't say "old", I
said "antique".) Scientists routinely use the term "investigation"
when referring to experimental research. If the drug is deemed safe,
why is the government investigating it as a possible cause of GWS?
When asked specifically about the newspaper's allegation that the
Gulf War vets were given these drugs involuntarily and without being
informed of the nature of the vaccines, the Secretary of Defense's
office flatly stated, "That's not true...even though permission was
given by the FDA to give these drugs without consent, Central Command
decided to make it voluntary and I have evidence," the DOD spokesman
continued, "that shows that the informed consent information was made
available to the Central Command and was disseminated to the lower
ranks for use."
The WINDS obtained a Department of Defense document entitled
simply "DOC_208_BIOLOGICAL_WARFARE VAC", addressing the
administration of experimental vaccines. The Pentagon told this
office that military personnel were informed of the experimental
nature of the drug. This contrasts with security instructions on the
document stating, "The vaccine is to be administered in an enclosed
area. No media is to be present. No photographs are permitted."--Of a
simple vaccination? Why the secrecy? "The concept is to keep this
program as low key as possible."
A vaccination record of a Gulf War vet who has contracted GWS was
also obtained by this office. At the bottom of the record are the
cryptic words that seem to contradict the above statement by the
Defense Department: "Received Immunization "B" classified secret
while participation in Operation Desert Storm."(sic).
In direct contradiction to DOD's position is the report submitted
to the president by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War
Veteran's Illness in which is stated:
In the Gulf War, DOD used two investigational products as
prophylactic measures against CBW agents....Under normal
circumstances, neither could have been administered without the
informed consent of the individuals who received them. In December
1990, FDA issued (at DOD's request) an interim Final Rule permitting
DOD to use investigational products without informed consent during
military exigencies; FDA granted waivers of informed consent.
With respect to the Gulf War, DOD has acknowledged that it did not
comply with the letter or spirit of its agreement with FDA....
This report from a Presidential Advisory Committee carries
considerable impact when it states that:
...the issue of accurate medical and vaccination records is central
to the concerns of many ill veterans, and the absence of records has
been suggested by some as evidence that the government is engaging in
a cover-up of its own predeployment practices.
Lies are not confined to lower ranking policy members of the
Department of Defense, however. General Norman Schwarzkopf, commander
of Desert Storm, admitted lying to Congress "about a chemical weapons
case involving an Ohio soldier.
"Unpublished battlefront reports showing that Schwarzkopf knew
about the soldier in 1991 raised questions about why he told Congress
this year that he had no knowledge of anyone being exposed to
chemical weapons." USA TODAY,(Sept. 15, 1997).
In a process of apparent "reverse evolution"--i.e., getting worse-
-not better--as time progresses, is it surprising that the government
is doing precisely with its troops now stationed in Bosnia as it did
with Gulf War personnel?
The same presidential committee includes in its report:
DOD's performance in Bosnia with the investigational TBE vaccine has
been an abysmal failure....As determined by FDA, DOD's use of TBE
vaccine during Operations Joint Endeavor/Joint Guard has violated
federal regulations pertaining to investigational products on several
accounts, including...failure to ensure safety and efficacy;
promotion of safety and efficacy for the investigational product; and
failure to obtain institutional Review Board approval of informed
The committee then recommended that the DOD obtain "independent
evaluation" of "the role of troops as human research subjects."
"Since the 1950s, regulations have prohibited the military from
giving experimental drugs to troops without their knowledge. However,
in 1964 the Department of Defense and the FDA negotiated a memorandum
of understanding that allowed the contingent use of experimental
drugs to protect against battlefield exposure without following all
the FDA rules, including informed consent." (Cleveland Plain Dealer,
Dec. 21, 1997).
A horrifying footnote to current events on the subject of human
experimentation comes in the way of multinational goals in massive
population reduction and the manner they may conceivably have in mind
to accomplish those goals.
Dr. Larry Goss shared with this reporter that he has discovered
that many of the Gulf War veterans he has examined have been given
smallpox vaccinations. One could not help but wonder why they would
do this since the last case of naturally acquired smallpox was
reported from Somalia in 1977. Because the virus cannot remain viable
for long without expressing itself in a host, the World Health
Organization (WHO) declared the disease to be extinct in 1980.
In studying events surrounding GWI, Dr. Goss discovered that, not
some, but nearly all of the vaccination records of the 700,000
Persian Gulf vets are missing--and the ones that remain have no
record of the soldiers having received any smallpox vaccinations.
There are two repositories maintaining live variola (smallpox)
virus cultures, kept for "research purposes". According to the WHO
they are the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta,
Georgia, United States of America and in the Institute for Viral
Preparations in Moscow, Russian Federation."
WHAT MORE EFFECTIVE WAY OF DRASTICALLY REDUCING THE HUMAN
POPULATION THAN TO DECLARE A DISEASE, THAT IS SO VIRULENT THAT IT HAS
TAKEN MILLIONS OF LIVES, TO BE ERADICATED--THEN RAISE UP A GENERATION
WITH NO INOCULATED IMMUNITY TO THAT DISEASE AND RELEASE IT BACK INTO
THAT POPULATION? IT IS, AS SCIENTISTS LIKE TO PUT IT, AN ELEGANT
The Bulletin for Experimental Treatment for AIDS (BETA), a
publication of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, lists some of the
companies involved in the search for an AIDS vaccine. Among
them "Bristol-Myers Squibb of New York City is developing a
recombinant vaccine made by inserting fragments of gp160, a protein
on the envelope of the virus, into live but weakened smallpox
Does Iraq's accusation, reported by ABC News, now seem quite as
unrealistic, that "'America is likely to launch military strikes on
these sites and others, using mass destruction weapons which contain
chemical and biological elements, so that it can say, after the
strikes, that its allegations were right,' an official spokesman told
the Iraqi news agency INA. 'It is quite necessary to warn against
such a wicked American conspiracy, which is confirmed by well-
informed sources," the spokesman said.
Warn against "such a wicked American conspiracy"? How could they
think such a thing? Does the Iraqi government know more than the
YOU MEAN I DON'T HAVE TO JOIN THE MILITARY
TO QUALIFY AS A GOVERNMENT GUINEA PIG?
That the United States Government has been performing secret
medical experiments on its own citizens (civilian as well as
military) without their permission or knowledge is not only an
historically proven fact, known by many, but it is obvious that it is
not confined to history. What most do not know is that U.S. law
actually provides for the government's use of its own citizens as
experimental test subjects without their permission or prior
Federal law 50 USC 1520 entitled, "WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE,
CHAPTER 32 - CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE PROGRAM" begins with the
ominous, almost Mengelian prologue:
Use of human subjects for testing of chemical or biological agents by
Department of Defense; accounting to Congressional committees with
respect to experiments and studies; notification of local civilian
The only provision contained in the law for challenging such
experiments is in the obliquely worded paragraph one of
subsection 'b' which says:
The Secretary of Defense may not conduct any test or experiment
involving the use of any chemical or biological agent on civilian
populations unless local civilian officials in the area in which the
test or experiment is to be conducted are notified in advance of such
test or experiment...
This necessarily applies to peacetime civilian populations. There
would be no permission asked, or granted, of a foreign government
with which this nation were at war, for permission to experiment on
and such test or experiment may then be conducted only after the
expiration of the thirty-day period beginning on the date of such
It should be noted that no definition exists within that law
which defines who or what constitutes "local civilian officials".
Under this wording compliance could be satisfied by the notification
of an off-duty meter maid.
The reality of 50 USC 1520 is that it is, on the face of it,
unconstitutional. The fourth article of amendment to the U.S.
Constitution clearly states, "The right of the people to be secure in
their persons...shall not be violated."
The most prominent application of the federal law, with which
most people are familiar, is the infamous Tuskegee Experiments. These
were studies performed by the United States Public Health Service
(USPHS) upon 412 black American citizens infected with syphilis,
depriving them of a proven cure for the purpose of a 40-year study of
the disease's effect--which, untreated, is nearly always death.
More recently has come to light experiments being performed,
again on black people, by the United States government; this time
outside the restrictions of U.S. law.
A September 18 article in the New York Times reveals that "...for
the past two years, the United States has been conducting experiments
on pregnant women infected with HIV in Africa, Thailand and the
Dominican Republic, in which some women are given drugs that can
prevent transmission of the deadly AIDS virus to their babies and
some receive only dummy pills. (emphasis supplied).
"The study is so controversial," theTimes article
continues, "that even some of the government's own scientists have
questioned whether it is ethical."
In an editorial by Dr. Marcia Angell, executive editor for the
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM ), Dr. Angell opens with a
powerful argument against the ethics of these studies. "An essential
ethical condition for a randomized clinical trial, comparing two
treatments for a disease is that there be no good reason for thinking
one is better than the other....If there is," says theJournal
editorial, "...the investigators would be guilty of knowingly giving
inferior treatment to some participants in the trial."
Angell goes on to quote the World Health Organization, who she
identifies as being "widely regarded as providing the fundamental
guiding principles of research involving human subjects."
"'In research on man,'" she excerpts from the WHO's Declaration
of Helsinki, "'the interest of science and society should never take
precedence over considerations related to the well-being of the
subject,' and 'in any medical study, every patient -- including those
of a control group, if any -- should be assured of the best proven
diagnostic and therapeutic method.'" (ibid.)
Could it not be logically questioned why not conduct the research
in this country which, outside of Africa and Haiti, has about the
highest incidence of HIV infection in the world?
That question is forcefully answered by the director of the
Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Arthur
Caplan. "If you tried to do this study in the U.S.," Dr. Caplan
said, "you would have to do it through a throng of demonstrators and
a sea of reporters." (NYT, Sept. 18, 1997).
The research, using non-American black women, is founded on
studies that show that women with HIV infections that are treated
with the drugs under study are two-thirds less likely to pass the
disease on to their unborn children. "But the drug regimen costs
about $1,000 per mother, so public health officials want to know if
there are less expensive ways to use AZT to achieve the same
benefit." (ibid.). [Note the ubiquitous references to money as a
motivational factor in human "compassion".]
"Half the foreign women in the experiments receive AZT," says the
Times article, "at varying levels that differ from the amounts used
in the United States. The other half get the dummy, or placebo,
The condemnation of this clinical act of God-playing lies in the
fact that more than 1,000 children, critics say, will acquire the HIV
infections of their mothers and, as a result, will die from AIDS --
which could have been prevented. (ibid).
Dr. Angell also makes a strong comparison of the AZT program to
the syphilis study mentioned earlier. "A textbook example of
unethical research is the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis. In
that study... from 1932 to 1972, [the subjects] were followed and
compared with 204 men free of the disease to determine the natural
history of syphilis."
The Tuskegee studies were terminated in 1970, just two years shy
of its 40-year goal, when public outcry erupted following news
reports revealing their existence. By that time, it is estimated,
nearly a quarter of the men involved had died of the disease.
"The only lament," Dr. Angell noted, "seemed to be that many of
the subjects inadvertently received treatment by other doctors," thus
denying the researchers the full benefit of observing the disease's
ultimate expression in those individuals. Indeed, they had taken
extraordinary precautions to prevent their test subjects from
receiving treatment. In order to assure that this virile and violent
disease went unchecked in USPHS's human guinea pigs, a comprehensive
list of all participants was provided every agency, physician, every
venereal disease treatment program with whom they might come in
contact--even draft boards."
It appears that the same ethic is being plied upon the Gulf War
veterans by the Defense Department when they decreed that all vets
suffering from GWS be treated only in VA hospitals, according to the
American Gulf War Veterans Association. They have the choice to seek
private treatment, but at their own expense, because the VA will not
issue chits for such care as they have done under different
instances. This makes the military a research scientist's dream--the
perfect, isolated, test population. They have engineered
circumstances much the same as with the Tuskegee experiments,
ensuring that there is little or no outside interference with their
A BRIEF HISTORY
The case histories are numerous of involuntary, secret
experiments being performed on American citizens by their government.
As testimonial to the extreme likelihood that such violations of
personal rights by this government will continue covertly, the
following historical citations are presented:
The Green Run 2 - This experiment was carried out by the Atomic
Energy Commission (now the Nuclear Regulatory Agency) in December,
1949 which expelled 28,000 curies of radioactive material into the
atmosphere at Hanford, Washington to test the effects and their
ability to detect foreign bomb-making production. This was knowingly
done upwind from local residents whose health was secretly monitored
to observe any effects the release might have- -apparently as a
fringe benefit to researchers of the primary purpose of the release.
These residents were not informed of the release--national security,
To place in perspective the enormous quantity of radiation
represented by 28,000 curies -- ONE curie, alone, is radiation
equaling 22,200,000,000,000 (22.2 trillion) atomic disintegrations
per minute. When that one curie is multiplied by the 28,000 ejected
during the Green Run tests it becomes more than an incomprehensible
amount of radiation.
Plutonium Injection Studies 3 of the late 1940's and early 1950's.
Case-in-point - a 53-year-old "colored male" as the report refers to
him, named Ebb Cade who was hospitalized by an automobile accident.
He was subsequently injected with plutonium for the purpose of
testing its long-term effects, because he was, except for his
injuries, in excellent physical condition, and would be expected to
live for another twenty to thirty years. Mr. Cade died thirteen years
In the DOE's official report on the matter it is recorded that the
army doctor who administered the injection, Dr. Joseph Howland, "told
AEC investigators in 1974 that..."there was, he recalled, no consent
from the patient. He acted, he testified, only after his objections
were met with a written order to proceed from his superior, Dr.
"I was only following orders"--Does this contain a slight echo of
"...in Mr. Cade's case," the DOD document states, "the risk of a
plutonium-induced cancer could not be ruled out." TRANSLATION: let's
shoot the guy up and see if he gets cancer.
The Department of Energy was thrown into a maelstrom of spin control
in 1994 when an Albuquerque Tribune reporter revealed extensive
radiation experiments over a number of years by DOD on individuals
without their consent. "They included," the report stated, "235
babies in five states who were injected with radioactive iodine, 100
retarded Massachusetts children [deja vu Nuremberg again] who had
been fed radioactive cereal, 800 pregnant Tennessee women who had
been exposed to radioactive substances and eight people injected with
various isotopes of strontium at the University of California
Hospital at San Francisco."
On the last day of 1997 CNN and the Associated Press published a
story claiming: "A group of former students who ate radioactive
oatmeal [in the 1940's and 50's] as unwitting participants in a food
experiment will share a $1.85 million settlement from Quaker Oats and
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Department of Energy's web site that addresses its "Human
Subjects Research" program opens with the header, "PROTECTING HUMAN
SUBJECTS". After what has been revealed of their past record of
safeguarding the welfare of their experimentees, one might well be
advised to forego their "protection". Perhaps their motto should
read, "PROTECTING HUMAN SUBJECTS--if we must."
WILLOWBROOK 4 - "[Through] 1972 Dr. Saul Krugman of New York
University led a study team at the Willowbrook State School for the
Retarded, on Staten Island, New York....[T]he residents of the
school, [were] nearly all...profoundly mentally impaired children and
adolescents....The Armed Forces Epidemiological Board...approved and
funded the research, and the executive faculty of the New York
University School of Medicine...approved the research. Krugman and
his colleagues injected some of them with a mild form of hepatitis
serum. The researchers justified their work on the grounds that the
subjects probably would have become infected anyway." They had told
the parents that the children would be given a vaccine when, in fact,
Most people believe that the concept of the American government
performing harmful medical experiments on their own citizens is
preposterous. That is precisely the approach taken by Senator John
Glenn (D.Ohio) when he introduced Senate Bill S.193 in January of
1997. In his oral introduction of the bill to the Senate floor he
began with a hypothetical scenario:
"If I approached any Senator here and I said, 'You did not know it,
but the last time they went to the doctor or went to the hospital,
your wife or your husband or your daughter or your son became the
subject of a medical experiment that they were not even told about.
They were given medicine, they were given pills, they were given
radiation, they were given something and were not even told about
this, were not even informed about it, yet they are under some
experimental research that might possibly do them harm--maybe some
good will come out of it, but maybe it will do them harm also--but
they do not know about it,' people would laugh at that and say that
is ridiculous. That cannot possibly happen in this country. Yet, that
very situation is what this piece of legislation is supposed to
Senator Glenn goes on to ask, rhetorically, "What law prohibits
experimenting on people without their informed consent? What I found,
when I looked into it," Glenn shares his surprise, "is there is no
law on the books requiring that informed consent be obtained."
Glenn also stated instances of what he called, "sad examples of
unethical research conducted in the United States...well after the
Nuremberg Code was issued [and] adopted...."
The very first sentence of the ten articles of the Nuremberg
Code, embraced after WWII in response to Nazi atrocities,
states, "The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely
essential." The United States is a signatory of the Nuremberg Code,
which apparently has become to this government the equivalent of its
treaties with Native Americans, of which this nation has kept none.
Glenn's bill still sits in committee and has yet to be acted upon.
Dr. Marcia Angell, in her earlier quoted editorial, observes
that, "There appears to be a general retreat from the clear
principles enunciated in the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of
Helsinki as applied to research in the Third World. Why is that?" she
asks, then presents, among her answers, "Clinical trials have become
a big business [money, again]....To survive, it is necessary to get
the work done as quickly as possible, with a minimum of obstacles.
When these considerations prevail, it seems as if we have not come
very far from Tuskegee after all."
REFERRING TO THE GULF WAR INCIDENTS AND THE CURRENT PRACTICES
TAKING PLACE IN BOSNIA, A MEMO FROM THE ARMY'S ETHICS COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN, COL. ARTHUR O. ANDERSON, ALSO SIGNED BY THE COMMANDER OF
THE U.S. ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AT
FORT DETRICK, COL. EARNEST TAKAFUJI, STATED:
"'...THE GOVERNMENT HAD A MORAL DUTY TO ADHERE TO ITS PRINCIPLES,
EVEN IN WARTIME, THAT NOBODY WOULD BE SUBJECTED TO AN EXPERIMENTAL
MEDICATION WITHOUT CONSENT.'"
"A 'MILITARY' JUSTIFICATION FOR INVOLUNTARY RECEIPT OF
INVESTIGATIONAL PRODUCTS BECAUSE OF STRATEGIC, DOCTRINE AND
DISCIPLINE CONCERNS RESEMBLES TOO CLOSELY THE LOGIC USED BY NAZI
DOCTORS TO RATIONALIZE USING HUMANS IN RESEARCH THAT HAD PREDICTABLY
DESTRUCTIVE OUTCOMES." (CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER, DEC. 21, 1997).
It is a profound and disturbing truth that government never
relinquishes, voluntarily, any power it has enjoyed over its
citizens. The idea that the governmental scientific community has
done so by ceasing such experimentation is unrealistic at best--
especially when there are laws on the books that permit such behavior-
-and especially when there exists overwhelming evidence to the
contrary. The most likely direction is for them to continue as they
have done, only with increasing power.
One of the principal indicators found in a society in severe
moral declension which precedes its demise, is the manner in which it
treats the elderly and mentally infirmed--in other words--those who
have severely diminished capacity to help themselves. Such conditions
were, of course, found in Nazi Germany which subjected certain
classes of citizens to involuntary medical experiments.
As power is removed from each strata of society and migrates
upward, those to whom it accrues tend to look upon those from whom
they wrested it as subhuman primates or cattle with whom they may do
as they wish. That wresting of power from the "least significant" of
society began, in this country, with the Native Americans, after that
the blacks and Hispanics and will continue its upward spiral until
there are only two classes: the very rich and the "cattle" who
Why, in this society that seems to be more informed than any
other on the subject of human rights (it certainly thrusts it in the
face of other nations quite forcefully), is this hypocrisy permitted?
It is evident that the invisible, secret hand driving the new order
are people who know, by arduous observation of human nature and socio-
cultural analysis, exactly how far they can push the limits of
American tolerance. They have had their fingers on the apathetic
moral pulse of this country for over 200 years and there is virtually
nothing that they have not anticipated--except--intervention by
They have stated their goals and means to attain them. In the
much vilified document, The Protocols, is plainly set forth that, "It
is critical that the people become exhausted with dissension, hatred,
struggle, envy, even the use of torture, starvation, inoculation of
diseases, and poverty --leaving the nations no other vision than to
take refuge in our complete sovereignty which is the control of money
and all else. But if we give the nations of the world any breathing
room, the moment we long for will likely never arrive."
*The American Gulf War Veterans Association provides information and
instructional material free of charge to veterans of the Persian Gulf
conflict. They may be contacted at 1-800-231-7631.
1.) Uniformed Services University, School of Medicine, Department of
Pathology, Pathology Block VI Syllabus, 1993-1994. p. 91, 92.
2.) Department of Energy Memorandum to: Advisory Committee on Human
3.) Department of Energy document /EH- 0461 - Oral Histories, HUMAN
RADIATION STUDIESU.S. Department of Energy, Advisory Committee on
Human Radiation Experiments - Final Report
4.) Senate Bill s.193, Floor Introduction, Senator John Glenn,
D.OhioThe Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach,
Additional statistical data from IMM:
About 45% of GWI patients and ~50% CFS/FMS [Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Syndrome] have such infections [mycoplasma
incognitus] in their blood, and this has also been found by a
certified commercial diagnostic laboratory, Imunosciences
Laboratories (~50%), Dr. See of the Department of Medicine, Univ. of
California, Irvine(~70) and Dr, Lasko of Del Mar, Ca. (~60%).
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