Biological toxins

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US Foiled in Attempt to Close UN Biowar Investigation
Granma International News [25 November 1997]. Cuba prevented the United States from blocking the continuation of investigations into its government's charges concerning U.S. biological warfare against Cuba. The U.S. accused of introducing into Cuban territory of Thrips palmi, which attacks various crops.
‘Ethnic-cleansing weapons’ within 10 years: report
Agence France Presse, 23 January 1999. Advances in genetic research raise the possibility of biological weapons that would attack one ethnic group but leave others untouched. Projects in Israel, Apartheid South Africa, and the U.S.
U.S. Won't Destroy Its Smallpox Stocks
By Jim Lobe, IPS, 25 April 1999. Clinton has decided against destroying the remaining US stocks of smallpox virus, claiming that, to do so could harm scientific, health, and national security interests. The decision reverses a government pledge in 1996 to destroy the stocks by June, 1999 as part of a plan by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to achieve the final elimination of the smallpox virus.
In Gamble, U.S. Supports Russian Germ Warfare Scientists
By Judith Miller, New York Times, 20 June 2000. The Clinton administration has financed research in institutes throughout the former Soviet Union by scientists who only a decade ago manipulated genes to make deadly viruses and bacteria even hardier and resistant to vaccines and antibiotics. The research is being directed to public health and other peaceful ends.
US Blocks Bioweapons Protocol
The Sunshine Project press release, 11 May 2001. The Clinton administration pushed for the massive use of a genetically-modified fungus in the sprayings of large areas of the Andes, the Amazon and Orinoco basins and the Choco Biogeografico, to eradicate coca. However, they used an agent that kills everything until discouraged by international opinion.
Secret US germ tests threat to treaty
By Roland Watson, The Times (London), 5 September 2001. The Pentagon has secretly built a germ factory capable of producing enough deadly bacteria to kill millions of people. The project is one of a number of covert biological initiatives pursued by the United States over recent years. Donald Rumsfeld, the US Defence Secretary, confirmed that the Bush Administration planned to proceed with tests of genetically engineered biological agents.
Averting Bioterrorism Begins with US Reforms
By Edward Hammond, 21 September 2001. Why has the U.S. government thrown away so many opportunities to work with other nations to control weapons of mass destruction? U.S. has declared a war to rid the globe of biological and chemical weapons. But the U.S. no longer has the credibility to lead the effort. The shadier side to the US renunciation of chemical and biological weapons.
Bioterrorism Nothing New To Native Americans
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Hartford Courant, 1 November 2001. In 1763, as the British Army was trying to quell Pontiac's Rebellion, a Native American uprising in the waning days of the French and Indian War, Gen. Jeffrey Amherst hit on the idea of grinding the scabs of smallpox pustules into blankets and giving them to the natives.
US link to SA bio-warfare programme
By Douglas Bishop, Mail & Guardian, 3 November 2002. A California doctor gave deadly germs to apartheid South Africa's secret chemical and biological weapons program. He passed a bag filled with cholera, typhoid, botulism, anthrax and bubonic plague to a South African military doctor. He had visited a secret military installation outside Pretoria and gave a lecture on germ warfare, including how to lace pornographic magazines with germs and plant them in rebel army barracks.
A U.S. Gift to Iraq: Deadly Viruses
From Austin Kelley, emmasdance list, 1 October 2003. A 1995 letter from the Centers for Disease Control lists all the biological materials sent to Saddam's scientists for 10 years. Was Iraq's weapons efforts unwittingly helped by U.S. scientists? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention admitted that it had supplied Iraqi scientists with nearly two dozen viral and bacterial samples in the 1980s.
USAMRIID Rewrites Offensive Biological Weapons History, says peration Whitecoat is a Model for the Future
The Sunshine Project news release, 3 March 2005. US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases suggests that the US Army is preparing to renew experiments to deliberately infect humans with bioweapons agents. USAMRIID talks about programs with offensive goals as if their intent was benign and suggests that deliberately infecting people with weaponized disease is ethically and legally acceptable.
Gov't ‘biodefense’ increases danger
By Hillel Cohen, Workers World, 28 April 2005. Live samples of the deadly H2N2 flu virus were recently sent out accidentally to over 5,000 laboratories. It is believed responsible for up to 4 million deaths in 1957–1958. U.S. health agencies and laboratories do not feel obligated to follow the WHO request to destroy all HTN2 stocks. Spending billions of dollars on the threat of bioterrorism has created very real threats to the health and lives of people around the world.