*******The Coming Biological Warfare Attack in America
By Paul McGuire
February 29, 2012
In recent years there have been many movies that have dealt with subject of biological warfare, plagues and pandemics. Movies like Contagion, 28 Days Later, I Am Legend, Outbreak and Twelve Monkeys show the horrifying results of biological warfare. Recent attempts to censor details of controversial influenza experiments that created a highly infectious form of bird-flu virus are unlikely to stop the information from leaking out, according to scientists familiar with the research.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention even launched a campaign on their blog, to educate the public about the extreme dangers of a pandemic entitled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." The blog post, written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, instructs readers how to prepare for "flesh-eating zombies" much like how they appeared in feature films like 28 Days Later and I Am Legend.”
The reality of biological or chemical warfare is deadly serious. Chip Beck, a retired Navy commander and former CIA station chief, stated in an editorial, Americans Don’t Have A Clue, in the August 27, 1998 edition of the Los Angeles Times, [see below] wrote that, “the public needs to be prepared for what may be a long and bloody battle when the bombers strike back.” Beck was referring to a terroristic attack against the United States. The possibility of World War III and a conflict in the Middle East escalates the possibility of a biological attack. The reality of Iranian and terrorist sleeper cells operating in the U.S. is a reality that must be considered. Beck writes:
"Imagine downtown Los Angeles, New York, or Washington, where 100,000 inhabitants from garbage collectors to CEO’s, in kindergarten classes to nursing homes, suddenly without warning begin drowning in their bodily fluids or suffocating on swollen tongues as mucous pours out from every orifice…people convulsing so violently that internal organs are displaced and then shut down in terrifying manifestations of agony."
Beck was trying to give a reality check to American’s who don’t understand the full implication of a biological terrorist retaliation.
Recently, the U.S. Government asked the editors of two prominent scientific journals to refrain from publishing the details of a controversial strain on the H5N1 strain of bird flu, in order to keep terrorists from recreating the weaponized flu strain for use as a bioweapon. In a December 22, 2011 article, by Steve Connor, in The Independent, “Too late to contain killer flu science, say experts… US government's hopes of suppressing details of controversial research may be doomed, say scientists.” Professor Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, said that the research, which was funded by the US Government, should never have been done. Professor Ebright warned that the Government should first have assessed the risks and benefits. Other scientists have commented that the decision comes too late because the information has already been circulated widely among flu researchers and scientists in numerous countries that would provide numerous opportunities to create a bioweapon.
Two teams of researchers, from the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam and the other team by from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have submitted manuscripts on bird-flu virus to the journals Nature and Science. Their reports describe how they deliberately mutated the H5N1 strain of bird-flu into an “airborne” strain that can be transmitted in coughs and sneezes between laboratory ferrets, the best animal “model” of human flu. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) requested the deletion of key details of the methodology and viral genetic sequences from the reports prior before publication. The (NIH) acted on the instructions of the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity which expressed serious concern that the information could be used to create a bioweapon.
In a report by The World Health Organization from Geneva, February 16-17, 2012, “Technical consultation on H5N1 research issues - consensus points,” (WHO) stated, “The laboratory-modified H5N1 viruses are currently stored in well-established research facilities with high security and high safety (BSL3+). There has been no safety breaches related to the storage of the laboratory-modified H5N1 viruses at these facilities. At the same time, the biosafety and biosecurity conditions under which further research is conducted on the laboratory-modified H5N1 viruses should be fully addressed by relevant authorities. This is a matter of urgency and should be achieved as quickly as possible. In the interim, the laboratory-modified H5N1 viruses should remain in their present locations. In addition, the current moratorium on research to enhance the transmissibility of H5N1 influenza viruses and the further research on the laboratory-modified viruses should continue until the conditions have been determined. Other research on H5N1 viruses should not stop.”
A certain degree of safeguards have been put in place regarding just one weaponized H5N1flu virus. The scientific community has expressed concern about this information getting into the wrong hands and the global pandemic that could occur. Biological warfare and future pandemics could be used by terrorists or escape from laboratories. Weaponized viruses and diseases could cause future pandemics to spread across the earth or nation very rapidly. Some Viral Hemorrhagic Fever causing agents like Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever, Marburg virus, Ebola virus and Bolivian hemorrhagic fever are highly contagious and deadly diseases, and could become pandemics.
The abuse of using antibiotics has created antibiotic-resistant microorganisms and super-bugs. These antibiotic super-bugs could cause the re-emergence of diseases like tuberculosis, which is currently producing a half a million new cases per year. China, India and other nations have approximately 50 million people who are infected with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. Due to our open borders, America is now wide open to people coming from all over the world that are infected with a wide range of diseases, including strange flesh-eating diseases that are now infecting Americans. In 2003, there were concerns that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) could become a pandemic.
It is simply a matter of time until America experiences a biological warfare attack from a weaponized virus or bacteria that could kill hundreds of millions of people quickly. In the 14th Century, the Black Death killed 70 million people and kept coming back in cycles. The "Spanish flu,"1918–1919, was first diagnosed early in March 1918 in US troops training at Camp Funston, Kansas. By October 1918, it had become a worldwide pandemic on all continents, and eventually infected about one-third of the world's population or 500 million people. The “Spanish flu,” was deadly and virulent and it ended nearly as quickly as it began. In six months, some 50 million were dead. Some estimates put the total of those killed worldwide at over 100 million. The virus was recently reconstructed by scientists at the CDC studying remains preserved by the Alaskan permafrost. The H1N1 virus has a small, but crucial structure that is similar to the Spanish Flu.
In the event of a biological plague, such as the one in the movie, Contagion, America would be ruled by Martial Law quickly. Every military and scientific effort would be used to stop the spread of infection. Entire cities would be barricaded by military troops. If scientists believed that a city or town was terminally infected, that town or city would be burnt to the ground using the most powerful weapons available to contain the spread of the disease and keep anyone infected from escaping. The military would confine people to special zones, camps and cities. All free travel either by car, foot, air or boat would stop.
The transportation of people, animals, food, supplies, water and other things would stop instantly. Government organizations like FEMA would move into high-gear and control entire regions. The mysterious FEMA camps would be up and operational. It would become obvious what the FEMA coffins distributed around the United States were for. The elite would be escape to remote islands and massive underground cities. Piles of infected bodies, houses, buildings, towns and cities would be incinerated.
In the U.S. and globally all efforts would be made, no matter how destructive, to contain and destroy the outbreak. It is interesting to note, that in the Council on Foreign Relations, “Building a North American Community,” 59-page document that was published in 2005, which calls for the merger of Canada, Mexico and the United States. Canada, Mexico and the U.S. work together in a coordinated effort to stop a bird flu pandemic.
Obviously, this is serious stuff. The Bible says, “Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” The best defense is to learn how to build up a super-immune system and have those nutritional, herbal and medical supplements on hand. I talk about the “signs of the times,” In my 3-DVD series, “Are You Ready for the Coming One World Government? One World Economic System and the Coming One World Religion?”
It is interesting to note that Jesus Christ spoke these words to His disciples regarding the end of the age, “Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?
And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,(pandemics and biological warfare) and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:3-7
In Revelation 6:8 it says, “So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.” The pale horse represents the coming of plagues and diseases on a level the world has never seen before.
Paul McGuire: radio talk show host, author, feature film producer and television commentator.
Paul McGuire is the author of 22 books, such as the best-selling, “The Day the Dollar Died” and “Are You Ready for the Microchip? Paul is the host of the syndicated television show, The Paul McGuire Report. Paul McGuire hosted the nationally syndicated talk radio show, "The Paul McGuire Show" for 10 years. Paul McGuire is a television commentator and has been a frequent guest on the Fox News Network and CNN.
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At fifteen years old, Paul was demonstrating with radical activist Abbie Hoffman and made an honorary member of the Black Panther Party. However, while studying “Altered States of Consciousness” at the University of Missouri, Paul had a miraculous experience hitchhiking in a remote area similar to the movie “Field of Dreams.” Paul re-thought his socialist and humanist world view and rejected it as completely false. Paul has devoted his life to communicating truth to people.
Americans Don't Have a Clue
Commentary: Perspective on Terrorism
The public needs to be prepared for what may be a long and bloody battle when the bombers strike back
By Chip Beck
August 27, 1998
I question the timing of attacks against Osama bin Laden's terrorist network, not from a "Wag the Dog" scenario, but because Americans are not prepared. Politicians need to prepare the public for the horrors these actions may unleash.
Imagine downtown Los Angeles, New York or Washington, where 100,000 inhabitants, from garbage collectors to CEOs, in kindergarten classes to nursing homes, suddenly and without warning begin drowning in their own bodily fluids or suffocating on swollen tongues as mucus pours from every orifice, even while windpipes and blood vessels constrict, stopping the flow of air and blood. People in the streets and their homes convulsing so violently that internal organs are displaced and then shut down in terrifying manifestations of agony.
Or a bomb goes off near an abortion clinic. No one is injured in the small explosion. But 30 minutes after rescue squads, police, journalists and curious spectators converge on the scene, there are thousands of bodies, killed by nerve gas dispersed by the blast.
The public knows the military has biochemical response teams. What they aren't told is that the teams cannot prevent attacks. Their job is to clean up the "debris" (euphemism for the dead) after "the event" happens.
The magnitude of biochemical warfare waiting to erupt has long been hidden. Preempting this onslaught will require resources, commitment and losses far above what Americans expect or may tolerate. If Washington cannot justify the harsh measures needed to prevent disaster and win, then crucial mistakes were made in striking Afghanistan and Sudan.
Did Washington embark on the warpath only after considering all the consequences? I doubt it, but even if it did, the public remains ignorant.
In my career, I had friends killed in bombings, helped evacuate or rescue Americans under fire and thwarted one terrorist kidnapping attempt against a friend, only to have him captured later and killed. I tracked mercenaries and was targeted for assassination; I have been both hunter and hunted.
I have seen the United States, unable to eliminate world tensions, react without the will to finish what it started. Policies were feeble. Politicians miscalculated dangers. Adversaries were underestimated. Adequate goals were absent.
In Indochina, fear of regional conflict prevented America from expanding the ground war. Hanoi escalated, Washington vacillated.
America precipitously entered Angola, then abandoned victory when Washington couldn't defend its actions to Congress or the Organization of African Unity.
We called Beirut a vital national interest, but it was just a mistake.
We botched Central America until Moscow went out of business and saved us.
We stopped Desert Storm three days early and are paying for it.
I know. I was in all five conflicts.
I don't believe President Clinton without question on world or private affairs, but I'm confident that U.S. intelligence has substantive data that Bin Laden's group supported the Kenyan, Tanzanian, Saudi and perhaps World Trade Center bombings. Without it, the president would not have a dog to wag.
But it is necessary to question the timing, long-term objectives and expectations of the missile strikes in Afghanistan and Sudan. The public must understand the ramifications now, not later. For 18 years, Washington has shielded voters from scenarios of the mass destruction that officials know can be inflicted by terrorists using biological, chemical and low-grade nuclear weapons. Security agencies can't thwart catastrophe much longer. The public deserves to hear the worst-case scenarios.
Horrors of biochemical warfare are hidden to maintain public morale, divert attention and promote the impression that policy makers are in control of the collective destiny. They are not.
This administration needs to clarify what the U.S. will and won't do, what its tolerance levels are for reprisals or loss of life and projected expenditures of time and resources. For once, I'd like to know at what point we will cave in before the enemy knows--or if we intend to win at all costs.
Anything less than full disclosure about the threats and U.S. willingness to confront them invites disaster.
U.S. attacks bought time but did not eliminate the danger. The missiles created propaganda that terrorists will use to recruit new volunteers.
The world is more dangerous than Americans realize. Hostile acts inside U.S. borders have intensified since the Cold War. These latest developments only upped the ante.
Bin Laden issued a fatwa, a declaration of war, against America. If Washington is serious, Congress should declare war in return against these transnational terrorists. That formal declaration would allow more options, including targeting enemy leaders for death, something peacetime restrictions preclude.
War will be costly, but so will inaction. And whatever it will be, Americans need to think it through--with all the information.Chip Beck is a retired Navy commander and former CIA station chief and clandestine service officer with experience in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, Europe and the former Soviet Union.