Wepons of mass destruction be atomic, biological or chemical, if the west holds them its moral but with the non-white countries or Muslim world its inhuman. Raja Mujtaba
By Adeela Naureen
Before the readers label me as conspiracy theorist, I would recommend them to go through or scan two important books, Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War by Jaffrey A Lockwood and Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World by Ken Alibek and Stephan Handlemen. If you don’t have time to do that, do it the easiest way and search Wikipedia. You may be surprised to know that Dengue was part of US secret Biological warfare program right from after the 2nd World War.
As per Wikipedia, “When the U.S. biological warfare program ended in 1969 it had developed seven mass-produced, battle-ready biological weapons in the form of agents that cause: anthrax, tularemia, brucellosis, Q-fever, VEE, and botulism. In addition Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B was produced as an incapacitating agent. In addition to the agents that were ready to be used the U.S. program conducted research into the weaponization of more than 20 other agents. They included: smallpox, EEE and WEE, AHF, Hantavirus, BHF, Lassa fever, glanders, melioidosis, plague, yellow fever, psittacosis, typhus, dengue fever, Rift Valley fever (RVF), CHIKV, late blight of potato, rinderpest, Newcastle disease, bird flu, and the toxin ricin.Besides the numerous pathogens that afflict human beings, the U.S. had developed an arsenal of anti-agriculture biological agents. These included rye stem rust spores (stored at Edgewood Arsenal, 1951–1957), wheat stem rust spores (stored at the same facility 1962 – 1969), and the causative agent of rice blast (stored at Fort Detrick 1965 – 1966).A U.S. facility at Fort Terry primarily focused on anti-animal biological agents. The first agent that was a candidate for development was foot and mouth disease (FMD). Besides FMD, five other top secret biological weapons projects were commissioned on Plum Island.The other four programs researched included RVF, rinderpest, African swine fever, plus eleven miscellaneous exotic animal diseases. The eleven miscellaneous pathogens were: Blue tongue virus, bovine influenza, bovine virus diarrhea (BVD), fowl plague, goat pneumonitis, mycobacteria, "N" virus, Newcastle disease, sheep pox, Teschers disease, and vesicular stomatitis. Work on delivery systems for the U.S. bio-weapons arsenal led to the first mass-produced biological weapon in 1952, the M33 cluster bomb. The M33's sub-munition, the pipe bomb like, cylindrical M114 bomb, was also completed and battle-ready by 1952. Other delivery systems researched and at least partially developed during the 1950s included the E77 balloon bomb and the E86 cluster bomb. The peak of U.S. biological weapons delivery system development came during the 1960s. Production of cluster bomb sub-muntions began to shift from the cylindrical bomblets to spherical bomblets, which had a larger coverage area.
Welcome to the world of Bio-War in Afro- Asia and where the spread of sudden and hitherto fore unknown diseases and biological catastrophe is becoming the order of the day. If you look at the sequence of events in last decades or so, you will find a set pattern where Asia and Africa is constantly engaged in fighting one catastrophe after the other. Can you recall names like the SAARS virus, Bird Flu, Ebola Virus, HIV, Hepatitis C, and even Swine Flu. With the entry of US led coalition into West Asia and Middle East, the remote test labs of Continental US like Lawrence Livermore and Plum Island are no more required to do the testing and storage, these weapon systems can be conveniently hidden and used in the vast spaces of Afghanistan, Balochistan, Siestan o Balochistan and the Libyan Sahara and rest of Africa. The NGOs and organization like Backwater who claim to be on humanitarian and security missions can conveniently befool the general public as well as naïve governments and unleash the new war in Afro Asian region.
Why has outbreak of these biological diseases become so rampant in the regions where the West has special interests? And why has the developing world become vulnerable to these outbreaks despite advances in science and technology? Why does the developing world depend upon vaccines and antidotes which are produced very late after the outbreak has taken its due toll? And who produces these vaccines and antidotes at exuberant costs to the developing world? These are some of the important questions requiring attention of peoples at the helm of affairs in the developing world. Africa, Asia and Latin American countries like Maxico are the future of the world, where demographic strength is likely to make these as power hubs in the next decades or so. With the western world losing the demographic battle all over, as well as finding its hold slipping in the economic and political affairs, Bio-War may be a better approach in the new realm of use of Non Kinetic means against current and potential adversaries.
A track of Dengue outbreak in Pakistan may be interesting as it has originated from the port of Karachi and two strategic junction points, Pakistan-Iran-Afghanistan junction near Nimroz province of Afghanistan and Pakistan-China-Afghanistan junction from Badakhshan province. If we think that the US led Coalition was only supporting terrorism in Pakistan through her bogey of TTP then we are too naïve to underestimate their capability and reach. All kind of Kinetic and Non Kinetic means at the disposal of US led Coalition may have been tested, employed as well as kept ready for use in Afghanistan; drones and TTP are just the Kinetic Part. This should lead us to soul searching as well as taking effective security measures for good health of Pakistan and her people. Probably the second phase of Bio-War has been unleashed against Afro-Asian region.
I would conclude by referring to Ed Regis’ famous book, The Biology of Doom, it talks of US ,Russian, German and Japanese Biological Warfare programmes between 1930 and 1980,when the so called civilized nations were busy in testing and mass production of Biological Weapons to destroy humanity in a Non Kinetic War, a war which would cripple generations and unleash such diseases and viruses against humans, animals and crops that even Hitler’s scorched Earth policy would look like a child’s play. Thirty years have passed since The Biology of Doom appeared in the book stores, the evil in humans have progressed a lot after 1980; today, Biological Weapons combined with Economic Wars and Media Wars can devastate Nations and Continent without the detection of the aggressor. It is high time for the developing world to call this bluff of the west and join in a global jihad to get rid of Non Kinetic Warriors hidden behind the façade of humanity and democracy.