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11:04 2001-09-07
SECRET PENTAGON GERM FACTORY

Donald Rumsfeld confirmed on Tuesday that the United States of America is proceeding with experiments begun in 1997 to develop an extremely virulent form of anthrax, using genetic engineering techniques.

The 1972 Convention of Biological Weapons prohibits the development or acquisition of weapons which spread disease. However, it permits development of vaccines and protective measures. The White House has declared that such development is being performed but that it is purely of a defensive nature.

The White House spokesperson Ari Fleischer issued the following statement: “The United States has operated for a period of time a programme that was designed to protect our servicemen and women particularly from the hazards of chemical and biological warfare”.

This would explain why President Bush has declined to sign a protocol increasing the scope of the 1972 agreement, one which has already been ratified by 140 other countries, since this would mean further disclosure of the nature of the Pentagon’s projects.

There are three such developments being undertaken. The first was begun in 1997, when the Pentagon’s DTR (Defence Threat Reduction) Agency decided to construct a germ factory deep in the Nevada Desert. This was built on the Nellis Air Force Base and was centred around Camp 12, where scientists undertook research into how easy it would be for a State, or a terrorist group, to construct a biological weapon using readily-available goods.

The team successfully engineered a 50-litre cylinder from materials bought over the counter at general hardware stores, with all the conditions needed to propagate germs. A separate programme was directed by the CIA, and this was called Clear Vision. In this programme, CIA scientists built a copy of a Soviet bomb, the details of which they must have obtained through espionage operations. The third project to be started is the anthrax factory.

This factory is supposedly fabricating a more virulent form of anthrax to test the vaccine issued to the US Armed Forces. Its work has caused serious divisions among the team of scientists, CIA officials and even the White House, all of which contracted legal advice to study whether the project is in violation of the 1972 agreement. One part concluded positively, the other negatively.

It is not difficult to reach a conclusion. If the agreement forbids the production of such substances and if both the Pentagon and the White House admit that such substances are being produced, then it is obvious that the USA, once again, breaks a treaty. 1972 seems to have been a bad year for Treaties signed by the United States (the ABM Treaty is another famous example).

While the White House can try to extract itself by doing the very American thing of delving into the wording of “legalese” (after all, Bill Clinton, legally, did not have a sexual relationship with “that woman”, despite the famous presidential orgasm), it should be pointed out that the US Armed Forces are put in more danger by their own military command than by any enemy.

Instead of genetically engineering super bugs, the Pentagon should be working on an antidote to depleted Uranium contamination, which is killing so many children in Iraq, civilians in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo and United Nations and NATO soldiers who were unfortunate enough to have been called up to either arena..

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY
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