Saturday, March 31, 2018

REVEALED: Pentagon’s $70 Million Chemical & Biological Program at Porton Down in UK

MARCH 28, 2018 BY 21WIRE 

In January, 21WIRE published the journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva’s previous report detailing the Pentagon’s extensive overseas biological and chemical weapons facilities in eastern Europe and central Asia and the dangers it poses to surrounding populations. 
Today we learn that this same threat is much closer to home…

By Dilyana Gaytandzhieva 
21st Century Wire

Some extracts:

The Pentagon has spent at least $70 million on military experiments involving tests with deadly viruses and chemical agents at Porton Down – the UK military laboratory near the city of Salisbury… 

Data obtained via the Freedom of Information Act gives an idea of the dimensions of military chemical and biological experiments carried out at Porton Down. A total of 122,050 animals have been exposed to deadly pathogens, chemicals and incurable diseases over the last decade (2005-2016)...

In 2016 Porton Down scientists along with their colleagues from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense published the results of a joint study Acute Gene Expression Profile of Lung Tissue Following Sulfur Mustard Inhalation Exposure in Large Anesthetized Swine

Sulfur mustard is a chemical warfare agent that was first used on the battlefield in World War I. It has been classified as a Class 1 human carcinogen, meaning that it can also cause cancer. Mustard agents were regulated under the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention as substances with no use other than in chemical warfare.

The last use of Sulfur mustard in battle was confirmed in Syria in 2016. According to the BBC, Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists used mustard gas against government forces in Deir-ez-Zor. The same chemical gas was confirmed to have been used by ISIS against Kurds in Northern Iraq…

[Note: This contradicts the official narrative that falsely blames only the Syrian government for the use of such chemical weapons, when it has been the terrorists!]

According to information obtained from the US Federal contracts registry, Porton Down scientists 5 months ago completed a $2 million military program involving chemical gas experiments on animals. This program was funded by the US Department of the Army…

Tests using nerve agents VX and VM on guinea pigs were carried out at Porton Down in 2015. The project was funded by the UK Ministry of Defence. Interestingly, guinea pigs were also found at Sergei Skripal’s home in Salisbury, just a few kilometers away from the secretive chemical and biological military lab. A photo of the Skripals’ pets – a cat and guinea pigs, was posted by his daughter Yulia on Facebook…

Porton Down scientists test chemical gas on London Tube passengers

Chemical gas was released on thousands of unsuspecting commuters during a military experiment on the London Underground, documents reveal. These chemical tests were performed in 2013 by scientist from Porton Down. 

The UK government never informed the British public of the military experiment on the London Underground. Thousands of people were exposed to chemical gas without their knowledge. Nor did the Ministry of Defence ask for their consent to participate in such military experiments…

The controversial military laboratory was investigated for chemical and biological experiments on humans in the past. 

Up to 20,000 people took part in various trials from 1949 to 1989. In 2008, the UK Ministry of Defence paid 360 veterans £3 million without admitting liability…

Even recently, UK have been actively involved in the development of the lethal VX gas and have conducted numerous lives tests

Similarly, the United States has an extensive and sordid record of using both chemical and biological weapons at home and overseas. Aside from civilian deaths, a number of US serviceman deaths during field testing and other ‘live’ testing…

Powder dissemination of chemical or biological agents

Presently Porton Down scientists produce and test dissemination of biological and/or chemical agents as they did in the past, documents from the UK government contracts registry reveal. Although the information is redacted, it still raises questions as to why the UK military needs to develop a new technique for dissemination of chemical or biological agents via the inhalational route… 

Although the US and UK joined the UN Conventions on the prohibition of chemical and biological weapons, documents prove that their military programs have never ended…

US official lied in Brussels about the Pentagon biolaboratories

Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Health, categorically denied the existence of an American bio-weapons program at a seminar on the threat of biological and chemical weapons. The event was organized by the European Parliament on 7th March in Brussels. 

Asked why the information about the US military bio-laboratories in 25 countries bordering on Russia, China and Iran (the Pentagon’s main rivals) is classified, Kadlec responded: “They are not classified, they are openly available to anyone who wants to look at them.”

WATCH: Full video of my challenge to US official Robert Kadlec’s at the European Parliament in Brussels:

According to the 2005 Agreement between the US DoD and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine the Ukrainian government is prohibited from public disclosure of sensitive information about the US program. The Pentagon has been operating 11 biolaboratories in Ukraine.

Porton Down is just one of the Pentagon-funded military laboratories in 25 countries across the world, where the US Army produces and tests man-made viruses, bacteria and toxins in direct violation of the UN convention. 

These US bio-laboratories are funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) under a $ 2.1 billion military program– Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP), and are located in former Soviet Union countries such as Georgia and Ukraine, the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.

The Pentagon-funded military facilities are not under the direct control of the host state as the US military and civilian personnel is working under diplomatic cover. 

As the local governments and communities are prohibited from public disclosure of sensitive information about the foreign military program running on their own territory – the full extent of the public risk will always remain unknown. 

Consequently, without being under the direct control of the host state, these Pentagon bio-laboratories put the health of the local population at risk and must be closed.”

Author Dilyana Gaytandzhieva is a Bulgarian-based investigative journalist, specializing in covering conflicts and terrorism in Middle East and Asian conflicts, and international weapons trafficking operations. An earlier version of this story was first published at the military analysis website South Front.

Read the complete report: 

Friday, March 23, 2018

They Lied Us Into War, All of Them 

And I don’t just mean Iraq War II.
A friend wanted a list, so I whipped one up real quick.

Gulf of Tonkin 1964: McNamara knew it was a mistake before LBJ used it as an excuse to escalate. Daniel Ellsberg’s firsthand account from inside the Pentagon: 
Gareth Porter says Mac kept the truth from LBJ: 

Cold War’s End 1988-1991: CIA so busy lying about Soviet power under Casey and Gates, they missed the USSR’s fall. 

Iraq War I: 1990-1991: Lied about Iraqi preparations to invade Saudi, Iraqi forces murdering babies. 

Kosovo: 1999: Lied about 100,000 Albanian Muslims slaughtered by Serbs.

Afghanistan: 2001: Lied that Taliban wouldn’t give up Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.

Iraq War II 2003: Lied that Iraq was making WMD, including nuclear weapons, was allied with al Qaeda. 

Somalia 2006: The Islamic Courts Union government was not truly in league with al Qaeda as claimed. 

Libya 2011: Lied that there was an impending genocide in Eastern Libya. 

Syria 2013: No Slam Dunk on al Qaeda false-flag sarin attack, they finally admit much later.

Yemen 2015: Not really bad intel, but notably knew war would be “long, bloody and indecisive,” launched it anyway, just to “placate the Saudis.” 

Iran: Hasn’t led to war yet, but they’ve been lying for years about Iran’s intent and actions to make nuclear weapons, which never existed. 
CIA did finally admit this was so in 2007. 

Older phony casus belli:

1812: Impressment of sailors was the excuse when the Democrats really just wanted to seize Canada. 

1846: Mexico: U.S. invaded, called it defense from the Mexicans. 

1861: Civil War: Keeping Ft. Sumter open after South Carolina secession was a provocation. (Everyone’s got a different opinion about this one.)

1620-Current: Indian wars: Paid Napoleon for the land. God says we can. And they started it anyway. 

1898: Spain: Remember the Maine was an accidental fire which spread to the magazine. 

1898: Philippines: Must Christianize these Catholics. 

WWI: Lusitania was a deliberate provocation, Zimmerman telegram threat of German-Mexican invasion of U.S. Southwest was a ridiculous joke. 

WWII: Pearl Harbor: FDR Knew. 

Korea: Syngman Ree’s forces’ provocations preceded Northern invasion. 


Some additional references:

The Lavon Affair

100 years after that 'false flag' called 'The Lusitania', we have learned nothing, and are being led to war once more 

USS Maine: Spanish-American War
The story of the Battleship Maine and the Spanish American War.

History of American False Flag Operations

10 false flags operations that shaped our world

A List of Verified False Flag Attacks That Have Led to War