1.New book - Biowarfare: Who Poses the Threat?
The book looks good and some scary snips in the bulletins below - item 2.
1.Biowarfare: Who Poses the Threat
'BIOWARFARE and TERRORISM'
by Francis A. Boyle
Foreword by Jonathan King, M.I.T.
This book outlines how and why the United States government initiated, sustained and then dramatically expanded an illegal biological arms buildup.
Most significantly, U.S. expert Francis A. Boyle reveals how the new billion-dollar U.S. Chemical and Biological Defense Program has been reorientated to accord with the Neo-Conservative pre-emptive strike agenda-this time by biological and chemical warfare.
Linking U.S. biowarfare development to the October 2001 anthrax attack on Congress-the most significant political attack on the constitutional functioning of democracy in the United States in recent history-Boyle sheds new light on the motives for the attack, the media black hole of silence into which it has fallen, and why the FBI may never apprehend the perpetrators of this seminal political crime of the 21st century.
Biowarfare and Terrorism should raise public concern at what the vastly expanded US biowarfare research and purported civilian preparedness programs hold in store for America-and the extent to which the Bush administration is prepared to pursue them, irrespective of their incitement to a global biowarfare arms race, and likely exposure of the American people to future accidents and reprisals.
ISBN: 0-932863-46-9 * $12.95 2005
About the Author
Francis A. Boyle is a leading American professor, practitioner and advocate of international law. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia- Herzegovina at the World Court. Professor Boyle teaches international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign. He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University.
JONATHAN KING is Professor of Molecular Biology at MIT, and an authority on the genes and proteins of micro-organisms. Prof. King was a founder of the Council for Responsible Genetics and Co-Chair of its Committee on the Military Use of Biological Research. He has long been concerned with the social, economic and public health consequences of biomedical research.
"[W]e have determined that the reconstructed replication competent forms of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus containing any portion of the coding regions of all eight gene segments have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety."
Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta
42 CFR Part 73,
Oct. 20, 2005.
Scientists at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and at Mount Sinai led some of the expeditions to dig up the 1918 victims of Spanish flu and genetically reconstitute the virus.
Scientists at the University of Washington are now injecting this virus which killed millions in 1918 into monkeys. What can be the value of resurrecting and "learning more" about this long-dormant threat -- compared to the threat that the research and recuperation process itself poses?
The Red Cross warns that government biological weapons programs pose a bigger threat to the world than bioterrorism.
m. Sept. 20th, '05.
"THE US military wants to buy large quantities of anthrax, in a controversial move that is likely to raise questions over its commitment to treaties designed to limit the spread of biological weapons." David Hambling,
New Science, September 24, '05.
"Deadly Bacteria [Tularemia] Detected in US Capital During Anti-War March"
Agence France Presse Sunday, October 2, 2005
George W. Bush asked Congress to consider giving him powers to use the military to enforce quarantines in case of an avian influenza epidemic
October 4, 2005.
British Medical Association advises terrifying "ethnic cleansing" bio-weapons possible within ten years. Calls for International action to curb bioweaponry