Mass Graves at Dugway?
One can often get an indication of what the US government is up
to by what it spends money on.
A large percentage
of govt. spending is secret. In addition to the tens of Billions
in black budget money each year, there is also over a trillion dollars
of military spending to date that is simply unaccounted for - which has been the subject
of Congressional investigations. However, a significant portion
of government spending is relatively transparent. Solicitations
are published online at www.fedbidopps.gov. The more sensitive solicitation
details are on shielded behind a low level of security at www.fedteds.gov.
federal, state and county agencies has grown increasingly ominous
since 9/11 with purchases of mass casuality decontamination trailers,
biological warfare command vehicles, silencers for military assualt
rifles by city and county law enforcement, large orders of ammunition,
construction of 'camps', etc.
done at the Army's Dugway
proving grounds west of Salt Lake City in Utah is no exception and
paints a picture that everyone should pay heed to. With its facilities
expanded and security increased, something more sinister may be
going on at the huge facility. In recent years the facility has
undertaken a rapid program to produce large amounts of biological
and chemical weapons it has no legitimate use for.
Ssolicitations have been issued for:
to produce very large batches of bacteria
- mobile cremation
- frozen sheep
to test the cremation units
assistance for creating a wide range of lethal biological and
include upgrades to the Chemical Cloud Tracking equipment
they use to detect chemical cloud composition through infrared light.
official mission is to test US and Allied biological &
chemical defense systems, perform nuclear, biological, chemical
survivable testing of defense material and provide support
to chemical and biological weapons conventions. It is located
just east of the Nevada border approximately 80 miles west-southwest
of Salt Lake City, Utah in Tooele County on 798,855 acres
of desert between three mountain ranges.
long history of corruption, deceit and deliberate release
of biological and chemical weapons, the facility needs close
monitoring. Former Dugway biological safety officer, Dr. Gerhard
Bienek, claims that supervisors disregarded security protocols,
lied in reports or presented conflicting information about
anthrax and other weapons-grade germs and chemicals during
his tenure at Dugway. Yet, in 2005 a Republican Senate committee
turned down a proposal that would have provided oversight
to operations at Dugway Proving Ground.
It wasn't until
2002 that the military admitted to deliberately and secretly exposing
5,842 members of the armed services to active biological and chemical
agents during 21 tests during the 60's which were conducted at sea.
The victims of the tests were denied any medical compensation until
recently, well after most of them had already died from the military's deliberate
assault on them.
have revealed that up to 1969 Dugway conducted at least 1,174 open-air
tests of chemical agents spreading nearly a half million pounds
of nerve agent to the winds. 328 open-air germ warfare tests were
conducted, plus 74 radiological "dirty bomb" tests and
the equivalent of eight intentional meltdowns of small nuclear reactors.
In 1968 a release of VX nerve gas killed 6,400 sheep in Utah’s
Open air testing
was supposed to have been halted in 1969. The fact that the facility
has greatly expanded its capabilities to produce biological and
chemical agents raises concern because only small amounts of the
material could possibly be required for developing protective measures.
After 60 years of testing more than enough is now known for protection
against bio & chemical agents. Computer simulations can be used
for new applications not covered in previous decades of research.
One of the deadly
agents housed at Dugway is anthrax, described in the Bible as one
of God's plagues. It has the ability to survive as a spore for decades
before finding its way into a host. As a skin infection, anthrax
forms black, bacteria-oozing patches that can cover an entire limb,
but it’s most deadly in the lungs. Infections from inhaling
spores begin like a mild case of the flu that continues until the
sudden onset of troubled breathing, when it’s often too late
to stop. The skin turns bluish and a victim’s chest swells
as anthrax spores, activated in the warmth of the lungs, begin to
reproduce, widening a gap behind the breastbone and causing massive
bleeding inside the chest cavity. Ultimately, the bacteria spread
through the blood to the rest of the body, resulting in shock and
death in two to three days.
is a very blurry line between offense and defense when it
comes to germ warfare,” said Salt Lake City Dugway watchdog
Steve Erickson, director of the Citizens Education Project.
has no legitimate or legal use for thousands of liters of
anthranx. Therefore, it must plan to use the agents in open-air
testing or is ramping up to produce actual weapons.
at Dugway are only part of a massive increase in spending on biological
and chemical warfare research. A cursory review of Bush’s
2007 budget request shows $7 billion in bioterror funding. That
compares with about $750 million spent before 9/11. If “black
budget” spending is included, the US is already spending up
to $8 billion per year on bio & chemical weapons.
build-up began one month after the 9/11 attacks, when envelopes
containing anthrax were mailed to Congress and Bush requested $1.5
billion in counter-bioterrorism funding. The envelopes contained
not anthrax created by some foreign power or terrorist cell but
bacteria from US labs. It was determined that the anthrax was a
militarized anthrax strain developed at Fort Deitrick, Maryland.
The US defense industry had become America's new worst
enemy and was using terrorism to extort billions of dollars in taxpayers money. Instead of cutting funding to the enemy or investigating the case the military was simply given a massive increase in funding as demanded.
Biological Weapons Convention bans development of biological weapon
agents and methods of delivery. The US has started construction
on new National Biodefense Analysis
and Countermeasures Center within the National Interagency Biodefense
Campus at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The new facility will “acquire,
grow, modify, store, stabilize, package [and] disperse” biological
weapons. Other official plans include development of genetically-modified
versions of deadly bacteria.
former chief American negotiator of the Biological Weapons Convention,
has warned that US actions could be interpreted as “development”
of biological weapons in violation of the Biological Weapons Convention.
Scientific groups opposed to portions of the biodefense effort include
Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Council for Responsible
Genetics. Even the conservative National Academy of Sciences calls
the US efforts to make more deadly germs “concerning”
- because they might give terrorists ideas.
As a rogue state
which has violated international law to invade other countries and
imprisons and tortures people it doesn't like, it is not unthinkable
that the US would also engage in the illegal manufacture and use
of biological and chemical weapons. It is also not unthinkable that the US would stage biological attacks against its own population as a pretext to wage war on another country. The US no longer observes or
abides by many international laws or even its own laws. When one
considers the fact that the US government has consistently lied
about its weapons programs and has shown itself willing to test
weapons on its own people, the present activities at Dugway and
other locations become even more frightful.
a bio-chem weapons program will only cause other countries to do
the same in a new deadly arms race and create the very threat that
the US claims that it is defending against.
previously manufactured bio & chemical weapons has cost US taxpayers
hundreds of billions of dollars that could have instead gone to
schools, roads, healthcare & jobs. Millions of pounds of chemical weapons were simply dumped into the ocean and still pose a grave risk. Just as the current generation
is paying for the mistakes of previous ones, future generations
will have to pay for the new round of insanity.
It is well past
the time that Americans should wake up and realize that the greatest
threat to their life and liberty is their own government, not some
non-existent foreign threat. Failure to gain control over the government can
only result in the utlimate demise of everything that Americans