by Terrie Girdner, Karen
Parlette, Jennifer Swift
The Human Genome Project may now
open the door to the development and use of genetic weapons targeted
at specific ethnic groups. This project is currently being conducted
under the auspices of the U.S. Energy Department, which also
oversees America’s nuclear weapon arsenal.
These weapons, Nathanson warned,
could be delivered not only in the forms already seen in warfare
such as gas and aerosol, but could also be added to water supplies,
causing not only death but sterility and birth defects in targeted
When an Israeli government spokesman was asked to confirm the existence of ethnic weapons, he did not deny that they had them, but rather said,
Some scientists worry that the modified
genes that corporations have spliced into fish, fowl, fruit and
vegetables have permanently altered the world’s food supply. Some
may be intended to
The Eugenics Research Project established medical and psychological conditions that would qualify one for sterilization or euthanasia.
Prominent advocates of the program such
as the Rockefeller family, Henry Ford, and Margaret Sanger helped
smooth the way for the passage of forcible sterilization laws in 25
states. These laws allowed the forcible sterilization of tens of
thousands of people, mostly of minority status, during the first
half of the 20th century.
The author of the article was Dr. Carl Larson, head of the Department of Human Genetics at the Institute of Genetics in Lund, Sweden. Dr Larson wrote of how genetic variations in races are concurrent with differences in tolerances for various substances. For instance, large segments of Southeast Asian populations display a lactose intolerance due to the absence of the enzyme lactase in the digestive system.
A biological weapon could conceivably
take advantage of this genetic variance and incapacitate or kill an
The lynchpin of the Times article was
the writer’s reliance on a specifically genetic explanation for
Larson discussed the possibility of utilizing differing races’ sensitivity or low resistance to specific compounds (such as lactose intolerance among Asians) as either a bioweapon in itself, or as a “vector” that would allow other poisons or microorganisms to more easily enter a human body when defenses were lowered or destroyed.
This method was not as surgically
accurate as the military might want it to be, since many populations
are not completely homogenous. The strange thing about the Times
coverage was that it completely ignored this history and the fact
that any technology for killing more of the enemy than your own
would most likely be (and has been) looked upon with interest by
In this country, continuing a historic policy toward Native Americans, it has been revealed that the American Indian Health Service (IHS-funded by the Federal Government, who employ the doctors and nurses) coerced Native American men and women into forced sterilizations in the early to mid 1970s. The General Accounting Office (GAO) estimated that 3,400 people (mostly women) underwent the treatment, but their study only covered four of twelve IHS regions for four years.
Activists put the estimate much higher, at 60,000 to 70,000. This, coupled with the suspicion raised by the hantavirus outbreak in the Four Corners region of Arizona/New Mexico/Colorado/Utah keeps suspicion and fingers pointed at the federal government and at least some government policies toward the American Indian population. (Hantavirus is one of many “new” diseases that have come under suspicion of having their origins in genetic engineering or biowarfare labs.)
As reported in a 1994 Project Censored
Utah’s Dugway Proving Grounds biowarfare research site was
also reopened despite local residents’ protests over fears that the
facility was originally closed because of safety concerns. Fort Dietrick, the site of the most notorious CIA drug and army
biowarfare research in the United States now houses major research
facilities of the National Cancer Institute, raising issues of
conflict (or collusion) or interest.
There appears to have been no follow-up
in the mainstream media on the original 1998 London Times story.
Update by Robert
Sterling, Editor of the Konformist
The main thrust of “Ethnic Weapons for Ethnic Cleansing” was reports of an Israeli biowarfare program targeting Arabs. One of the key groups of readers of the Konformist are Zionist Jews, courtesy of the promotion of the provocative writings of Israel’s Barry Chamish, a dedicated Zionist who has done tremendous work investigating the Rabin assassination and the suppressions involved with it.
What is interesting is that, though I received quite a few Emails from the Zionist community, none denied the accuracy of the story. Instead, they brashly admitted it was true, then added it was necessary because Israel needed to defend itself from its Arab neighbors.
What is most telling is that many letters included references to Arabs that were derogatory and dehumanizing. That such a destructive philosophy is accepted by so many uncritically in Israel explains much of the vicious thuggery performed against the Palestinians over the last four months (not to mention the last 33 years).
This is why I submitted the story,
because it underscored an important point that no group has a
monopoly of hatred and oppression, and that authoritarian values of
all flavors must be rejected and battled with words.
Like its origin, Eugenics, the Human
Genome Project (HGP) has been presented to the public as an effort
by our government to help people live happier, healthier, and more
productive lives. Nothing could be further from the truth.
As of this writing, the human genomes of the populations of Estonia, Tonga, and Iceland have been bought and patented by private corporations with many more such corporatized human lineages to follow.
James Watson, the discoverer of the structure of DNA and the project’s first director, has spoken publicly of his enthusiasm for human germline engineering-making permanent inheritable changes in the human populations’ DNA. In the brief time since I wrote the article, insurance companies have publicly admitted that they will use prospective clients’ DNA in deciding whether to grant them health insurance.
Mayors and governors across America are following NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in demanding that DNA samples be taken from every person arrested regardless of how minor their crime. Man-made transgenic organisms are being introduced into the human food supply and environment under the guise of distributing vaccines and improving nutrition with what can only be described as either reckless enthusiasm or an intent to do harm.
In short, we will soon be living in a
society in which Eugenics science applied by government may play a
greater role in ones destiny than any other factor.
My including them in this list should not be construed as an endorsement of any of the statements contained therein, other than those in my own articles.