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[As FTW has begun to investigate serious discussions by legitimate scientists
and academics on the possible "necessity" of reducing the world's
population by more than four billion people, no stranger set of circumstances
since 9-11-01 adds credibility to this possibility than the suspicious
deaths of what may be as many as 12 world-class microbiologists. Following
on the heels of our two-part series on the coming world oil crisis, this
story by Michael Davidson, FTW's new staff writer, and a graduate of the
Syracuse University School of Journalism, is one which takes on a unique
significance. Special thanks to Jeff Rense, www.rense.com and researcher
Ian Gurney for bringing five of these deaths to FTW's and the world's attention
first. - MCR]
FTW - February 14, 2002 -- How many microbiologists does it take to change
a light bulb?
Whatever you think the answer may be, change that light bulb soon. Microbiologists
are dropping like flies.
In the two-week period from December 12, 2001 through December 23, 2001,
five world-class microbiologists in different parts of the world were reported
dead. Four undoubtedly died of "unnatural" causes, while the
fifth's death is quite questionable.
In the ten weeks prior to December 12, 2001, two additional microbiologists
were killed, and possibly another five. The period also saw the deaths
of three Israelis holding high-level positions in either medical research
or public health.
On December 10, 2001, Dr. David Schwartz, 57, was found murdered in his
rural home in Loudon County, Virginia.
On December 12, 2001, Dr. Benito Que was found comatose in the street near
the laboratory where he worked at the University of Miami Medical School.
On December 14, 2001, Set Van Nguyen was found dead in the airlock entrance
to the walk-in refrigerator in the laboratory he worked at in Victoria
On November 16, 2001, Dr. Don C. Wiley, 57, vanished, and his abandoned
rental car was found on the Hernando de Soto Bridge outside Memphis, TN.
And on December 23, 2001, Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik, 64, was found dead in
Wiltshire, England, a village near his home.
Before these deaths, on October 4, 2001, a commercial jetliner traveling
from Israel to Novosibirsk, Siberia was shot down over the Black Sea by
an "errant" Ukrainian surface-to-air missile, killing all on
board. The missile was over 100 miles off-course. Despite early news stories
reporting it as a charter, the flight (Air Sibir 1812) was a regularly
scheduled flight. According to several press reports, including a 12/05/01
article by Barry Chamish and one on 1/13/02 by Jim Rarey (both available
at www.rense.com), the plane is believed by many in Israel to have had
as many as four or five passengers who were microbiologists. Both Israel
and Novosibirsk are homes for cutting-edge microbiological research. Novosibirsk
is known as the scientific capital of Siberia. There are over 50 research
facilities there, and 13 full universities for a population of only 2.5
At about the time of the Black Sea crash, Israeli journalists had been
sounding the alarm that two Israeli microbiologists had been murdered,
allegedly by terrorists. On November 24, 2001 a Swissair flight from Berlin
to Zurich crashed on its landing approach. 9 passengers did survive the
November 24, 2001 Swissair crash outside Zurich. Killed in the crash, the
head of the Hematology department at Israel's Ichilov Hospital, as well
as directors of the Tel Aviv Public Health Department and Hebrew University
School of Medicine. They were the only Israelis on the flight. The names
of those killed, as reported in a subsequent Israeli news story but not
matched to their job titles, were Avishai Berkman, Amiramp Eldor and Yaacov
Besides all being microbiologists, the five scientists who died within
two weeks of each other pose severe problems with "official"
explanations of their deaths. And four of the five were doing virtually
identical research; research that has global political and financial significance.
Dr. Robert M. Schwartz was a founding member of the Virginia Biotechnology
Association, and the Executive Director of Research and Development at
Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology. He was extremely well respected
in biophysics, and regarded as an authority on DNA sequencing. Co-workers
became concerned when he didn't show up at his office, and he was later
found dead at home. Loudon County Sheriff's officials said he was "apparently"
stabbed. It has been theorized that Dr. Schwartz may have interrupted a
burglary in progress. Nothing, however, has indicated that investigators
found evidence of unauthorized entry, or anything missing. An adult and
two teen-agers have been arrested in the case. The three are said to have
a fascination with both swords and Satanism, and the murder may have been
part of a ritual. The Loudon County Sheriff Criminal Investigation Division
will not release any additional information on the case, which remains
Dr. Benito Que was found comatose on a street in Miami, FL. He had left
his job at a research laboratory at the University of Miami Medical School,
apparently heading for his Ford Explorer parked on NW 10th Ave. The Miami
Herald, in its only story on Dr. Que, referred to the death as an "incident",
and quoted Miami police as saying his death may have been the result of
a mugging. Police made this statement despite saying there was a lack of
visible trauma to Dr. Que's body. Among Dr. Que's friends and family there
is firm belief that Dr. Que was attacked by four men, at least one of whom
had a baseball bat. Dr. Que's death has now been officially ruled "natural",
caused by cardiac arrest. Both the Dade County medical examiner and the
Miami Police will not comment on the case, saying it is closed. The public
relations office at the University of Miami Medical School says only that
Dr. Que was a cell biologist, involved in oncology research in the hematology
Set Van Nguyen was found dead at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organization's animal diseases facility in Geelong, Australia.
He had worked there 15 years. In January, 2001, the magazine Nature published
information that two scientists at this facility, using genetic manipulation
and DNA sequencing, had created an incredibly virulent form of mousepox,
a cousin of smallpox. The researchers were extremely concerned that if
similar manipulation could be done to smallpox, a terrifying weapon could
According to Victoria Police, Nguyen died after entering a refrigerated
storage facility. "He did not know the room was full of deadly gas
which had leaked from a liquid nitrogen cooling system, Unable to breathe,
Mr. Nguyen collapsed and died" says the official report.
Nitrogen is not a "deadly" gas, and is a part of the air. An
extreme over-abundance of nitrogen in one's immediate atmosphere would
gradually cause shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and fatigue; conditions
a biologist would certainly recognize. Additionally, a nitrogen leak in
a laboratory's refrigerator system sufficient to fill the room with nitrogen
would set off gas system alarms, and would be so massive as to cause complete
failure of the refrigeration system, causing the temperature to rise, also
setting off alarms that every one of these systems is equipped with as
a standard safety procedure.
A MEMPHIS MYSTERY
Dr. Don C. Wiley, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard University,
was one of the most prominent microbiologists in the world. He had won
many of the field's most prestigious awards, including the 1995 Albert
Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for work that could make anti-viral
vaccines a reality. He was heavily involved in research on DNA sequencing,
and was last seen at around midnight on December 16, leaving the St. Jude's
Children's Research Advisory Dinner at The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.
Associates attending the dinner said he showed no signs of intoxication,
and no one has admitted to drinking with him.
His rented Mitsubishi Galant was found about four hours later, abandoned
on a bridge across the Mississippi River, headed towards Arkansas. Keys
were in the ignition, the gas tank full, but the hazard flashers had not
been turned on. Wiley's body was found on December 20, snagged on a tree
along the Mississippi River in Vidalia, LA, 300 miles south of Memphis.
During this four-day period Dr. Wiley's death was handled as a "missing
person" case and police did no forensic examinations.
Early reports about Wiley's disappearance made no mention of paint marks
on his car, or a missing hubcap which turned up in subsequent reports.
The type of accident needed to knock off the hubcaps (actually a complete
wheel cover) used on recent model Galants would have caused marked damage
to the sheet metal on either side of the wheel, and probably the wheel
itself. No body or wheel damage to the car has been reported.
Wiley's car was found about a five minute drive from the hotel where he
was last seen. There is a four-hour period in his evening that cannot be
accounted for. There is also no explanation as to why he would have been
headed into Arkansas late at night. Dr. Wiley was staying at his father's
home in Memphis.
The Hernando de Soto Bridge carries Interstate 40 out of Memphis, across
the Mississippi River into Arkansas. It was early Sunday morning (or late
Saturday night depending on your point of view) in one of America's premier
music and nightclub towns. The traffic on the bridge was reduced to a single
lane in each direction. This would have caused all eastbound traffic out
of Saturday-night, Christmas-season Memphis to slow down and travel in
one lane. Anything in the other two closed lanes would have been plainly
obvious to every passing person. There are no known witnesses to Dr. Don
Wiley stopping his car on the bridge.
On January 14, 2002 (over three weeks later) Shelby County Medical Examiner
O.C. Smith announced that his department had ruled Dr. Wiley's death to
be "accidental"; the result of massive injuries suffered in a
fall from the Hernando de Soto Bridge. Smith said there were paint marks
on Wiley's rental car similar to the paint used on construction signs on
the bridge, and that the car's right front hubcap was missing. There has
been no report as to which construction signs Dr. Wiley hit. There is also
no explanation as to why this evidence did not move the Memphis police
to consider possibilities other than "missing person."
Mr. Smith theorizes that Wiley pulled over to the outermost lane of the
bridge (that lane being closed at the time) to inspect the damage to his
car. Smith's subsequent explanation for the fall requires several other
things to have occurred simultaneously:
· Dr. Wiley had to have had one of the two or three seizures he
has per year due to a rare seizure disorder known only to family and close
friends, that seizure being brought on by use of alcohol earlier that evening;
· A passing truck creating a huge blast of wind, roadway bounce
due to heavy traffic; and, · Dr. Wiley had to be standing right
at the edge of the guard rail which, because of Wiley's 6' 3" height,
would have come only to his mid-thigh.
These conditions would have put Wiley's center of gravity above the rail,
and the seizure would have caused him to lose balance as the truck created
the bounce and blast, causing him to fall off the bridge.
A RUSSIAN, BRITISH INTELLIGENCE AND OLD CORPSES
In 1989, Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik defected from the Former Soviet Union (FSU)
to Great Britain while on a trip to Paris. He had been the #1 scientist
in the FSU's bioweapons program. On November 23, 2001, Pasechnik's death
was reported in the New York Times as having occurred two days earlier.
The New York Times obituary indicated that the announcement of Pasechnik's
death was made in the United States by Dr. Christopher Davis of Virginia,
who stated that the cause of death was a stroke. Dr. Davis was the member
of British intelligence who de-briefed Dr. Pasechnik at the time of his
defection. Dr. Davis says he left the intelligence service in 1996. When
asked why a former member of British intelligence would be the person announcing
the death of Dr. Pasechnik to U.S. media, Dr. Davis replied that it had
come about during a conversation with a reporter he had had a long relationship
with. The reporter Davis named is not the author of the Times' obituary,
and Dr. Davis declined to say which branch of British intelligence he served
in. No reports of Pasechnik's death appeared in Britain for more than a
month until December 29, 2001, when his obituary appeared in the London
Telegraph. Doing a Google search on the Web for "Vladimir Pasechnik"
brings up, among many, two links to that obituary in the London Telegraph.
Attempts to access either of those links resulted in "Page Not Found".
Vladimir Pasechnik spent the ten years after his defection working at the
Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research at the UK Department of Health,
Salisbury. On February 20, 2000, it was announced that, along with partner
Caisey Harlingten, Dr. Pasechnik had formed a company called Regma Biotechnologies
Ltd. Regma describes itself as "a new drug company working to provide
powerful alternatives to antibiotics." Like three other microbiologists
detailed in this article, Pasechnik was heavily involved in DNA sequencing
research. During the anthrax panic of this past fall, Pasechnik offered
his services to the British government to help in any way possible. Despite
Regma having a public relations department that has released many items
to the press over the past two years, the company has not announced the
death of one of its two founders.
Early October saw reports that British scientists were planning to exhume
the bodies of 10 London victims of the 1918 type-A flu epidemic. An October
8, 2001 report in The Guardian said that the victims of "the Spanish
Flu" had been victims of "the world's most deadly virus."
British scientists hope to uncover the genetic makeup of the virus, making
it easier to combat. Professor John Oxford of London's Queen Mary's School
of Medicine, the British government's flu adviser, acknowledges that the
exhumations and subsequent studies will have to be done with extreme caution
so the virus is not unleashed to cause another epidemic. The uncovering
of a pathogen's genetic structure is the exact work Dr. Pasechnik was doing
at Regma. Pasechnik died six weeks after the planned exhumations were announced.
The need to exhume the bodies assumes no Type-A flu virus sample exists
in any lab anywhere in the world.
ANTHRAX CURES AND THE RUSSIAN
Almost immediately at the outset of the anthrax scare, the Bush administration
contracted with Bayer Pharmaceuticals for millions of doses of Cipro, an
antibiotic to treat anthrax. This was done despite many in the medical
community stating that there were several cheaper, better alternatives
to Cipro, which has never been shown to be effective against inhaled anthrax.
The Center for Disease Control's (CDC) own website states a preference
for the antibiotic doxycycline over Cipro for inhalation anthrax. CDC expresses
concerns that widespread Cipro use could cause other bacteria to become
immune to antibiotics.
After three months of conflicting reports it is now official that the anthrax
that has killed several Americans since October 5 is from US military sources
connected to CIA research. The FBI has stated that only 10 people could
have had access, yet at the same time they are reporting astounding security
breaches at the biowarfare facility at Ft. Detrick, MD; breaches such as
unauthorized nighttime experiments and lab specimens missing.
The militarized anthrax used by the United States was developed by William
C. Patrick III, who holds five classified patents on the process. He has
worked at both Ft. Detrick, and the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah. Patrick
is now a private biowarfare consultant to the military and CIA. Patrick
developed the process by which anthrax spores could be concentrated at
the level of one trillion spores per gram. No other country has been able
to get concentrations above 500 billion per gram. The anthrax that was
sent around the eastern United States last fall was concentrated at one
trillion spores per gram.
In recent years Patrick has worked with Kanatjan Alibekov. Now known by
the Americanized "Ken Alibek", he defected to the U.S. in 1992.
Before defecting, Alibek was the #2 man in the FSU's biowarfare program.
His boss was Dr. Vladimir Pasechnik.
The DNA sequencing work that the above microbiologists were doing is aimed
at developing drugs that will fight pathogens based on the pathogen's genetic
profile. The work is also aimed at eventually developing drugs that will
work in cooperation with a person's genetic makeup. Theoretically, a drug
could be developed for one specific person. That being the case, it's obvious
that one could go down the ladder, and a drug could be developed to effectively
treat a much broader class of people sharing a genetic marker. The entire
process can also be turned around to develop a pathogen that will affect
a broad class of people sharing a genetic marker. A broad class of people
sharing a genetic marker could be a group such as a race, or people with
About 10 weeks before 9-11, in June, 2001, senior government officials
gathered at Andrews Air Force Base for an extremely complex war game called
Dark Winter. One Dark Winter scenario had several major media outlets receiving
letters demanding the immediate removal of all U.S. military forces from
Saudi Arabia and the waters of the Persian Gulf. The demand is backed by
the threat of biological attacks using anthrax, smallpox and plague. Another
part of the Dark Winter exercise involved a terrorist smallpox release
in Oklahoma City infecting 300,000 people, killing a third in about three
weeks. Analysis of the exercise concluded that dealing with the epidemic
was impossible due to an inadequate vaccine supply.
In 1998, the BioPort Corporation was founded for the express purpose of
buying the Michigan Biologic Products Institute from the State of Michigan.
MBPI was the only firm in the U.S. making Anthrax vaccine, and their sole
client was the U.S. government. Until recently, BioPort has not been able
to deliver any vaccine due to continuous problems with the FDA in areas
such as sterility, contamination, as well as improper procedures and record
BioPort now has on its Board of Directors Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr.
In October 1985 Crowe was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
He retired from that position in 1989 and was appointed US Ambassador to
Britain. Admiral Crowe, a long-time member of the Council on Foreign Relations,
was given ownership of 22.5% of BioPort's stock without investing any money.
Crowe's role at the company was to facilitate cooperation and good relations
with government agencies and to secure military contracts from the Department
After four years of constant factory violations that prevented the vaccine
from being shipped, on December 13, 2001 the FDA began re-inspecting the
BioPort anthrax facility in Lansing, MI. On January 14, 2002 The FDA issued
a full approval of the facility, and on January 31 BioPort got final approval
to distribute their anthrax vaccine.
BioPort's anthrax vaccine is quite controversial, with a great deal of
debate about both its safety and efficacy.
An October 17, 2001 story in USA Today reported that the US government
wanted to order 300 million doses of smallpox vaccine. Apparently, that
wish has been granted. On November 28, 2001 a British vaccine maker, Acambis,
announced that it had received a $428 million contract to provide 155 million
doses of smallpox vaccine to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS). This was Acambis' second contract. The company is already in the
process of producing 54 million doses. The U.S. government has 15.4 million
doses stockpiled, and HHS plans to dilute them five to one. The two contracts
and the dilution program will bring the total HHS stockpile to 286 million
Smallpox was officially declared eradicated by the World Health Organization
in 1977, after treating the last known case in Merca, Somalia.
According to Steven Black, a director of the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine
Study Center, vaccinating the entire U.S. population for smallpox will
probably result in 600 to 1,000 deaths, and several thousand cases of encephalitis.
Chief of the infectious disease department at Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School, Roger Pomerantz, warns about the complete lack of knowledge
about the reaction to the vaccine of people under the age of two or over
65. He also expressed great concern about the reaction of persons with
weakened immune systems, such as those with transplants, people undergoing
chemotherapy, and those with HIV/AIDS.
MEHPA - A LAW FROM HELL
On October 5, 2001 a meeting was convened of the Center for Law and the
Public Health (CLPH). This group is run jointly by Georgetown University
Law School and Johns Hopkins Medical School, and was founded under the
auspices of the Center for Disease Control (CDC). CLPH was formed one month
prior to the 2000 Presidential election. The purpose of the 10/5/01 meeting
was to draft legislation to respond to the then current bioterrorism threat.
After working only 18 days, on 11/23/01 CLPH released a 40-page document
called the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA). This was a "model"
law that HHS is suggesting be enacted by the 50 states to handle future
public health emergencies such as bioterrorism. A revised version was released
on 12/21/01 containing more specific definitions of "public health
emergency" as it pertains to bioterrorism and biologic agents, and
includes language for those states that want to use the act for chemical,
nuclear or natural disasters.
Under the terms of MEHPA, after declaring a "public health emergency",
without consultation with public health authorities, law enforcement, the
legislature or courts, a state governor or anyone he/she decides to empower,
can, among many other things:
* Require any individual to be vaccinated. Refusal constitutes a felony
and will result in quarantine.
* Require any individual to undergo specific medical treatment.
Refusal constitutes a felony and will result in quarantine.
* Seize any property, including real estate, food, medicine, fuel or clothing,
an official thinks necessary to handle the emergency.
* Seize and destroy any property alleged to be hazardous. There will be
no compensation or recourse.
* Draft you or your business into state service.
* Impose rationing, price controls, quotas and transportation controls.
* Suspend any state law, regulation or rule that is thought to interfere
with handling the declared emergency.
When the Federal government wanted the states to enact the 55 mph speed
limit, they coerced the states using the threat of withholding federal
monies. It is reasonable to assume the same tactic will be used with MEHPA.
As of this writing, the law has been passed in Kentucky. It has been introduced
in the legislatures of Arizona, California, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico,
New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. It is expected to be introduced shortly
in Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, and Wisconsin. MEHPA is being
evaluated by the executive branches in North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,
South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC.
So now we come to the end of the story, and it's reasonable to ask "What's
the connection between dead microbiologists, vaccine contracts and MEHPA?"
The research the microbiologists were doing could have developed methods
of treating diseases like anthrax and smallpox without conventional antibiotics
or vaccines. Pharmaceutical contracts to deal with these diseases will
total hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars. If epidemics could
be treated in non-traditional ways, MEHPA might not be necessary. Considering
the government's actions nullifying many civil liberties since last September,
MEHPA seems to be a law looking for an excuse to be enacted. Maybe the
microbiologists were in the way of some peoples' or business' agendas.
We also know that DNA sequence research can be used to develop pathogens
that target specific genetically related groups. One company, DynCorp,
handles data processing for many Federal agencies, including the CDC, the
Department of Agriculture, several branches of the Department of Justice,
the FDA and the National Institute of Health. On 11/12/01 DynCorp announced
that its subsidiary, DynPort, had been awarded a $322 million contract
to develop, produce, test, and store FDA licensed vaccines for use by the
DoD. It would be incredibly easy for DynCorp to hide information pertaining
to the exact make-up, safety, efficacy and purpose of the drugs and vaccines
the U.S. government has contracted for.
One thing is certain: the small and elite community of world class microbiologists
is well aware that its numbers are shrinking and these dead microbiologists
were among the few who could have answered these important questions.
From: name witheld by request
I have just finished reading the article posted on your
website re "A Career in Microbiology Can Be Harmful To Your Health.
It is probably one of the singularly most informative and important articles
to make your website - and should be a MUST READ for any concerned citizen
in this country. Something that will make the Nazi's look like a walk in
the park is afoot I am certain, and most people are so busy wrapping themselves
in the American flag that they don't have a clue. PLEASE - continue to
post articles like this as if you can get thru to even one unenlightened
individual out there it will help - hopefully.
Keep up the good work!!!!!