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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:55 am    Post subject: USA Plan to Strike All Into Submission With Valium, etc. Reply with quote

USA Plan to Strike All Into Submission With Valium, Anti~Depressants, Pharmaceutical Drugs etc.

Pentagon scientists aim for future battlefield and domestic
victories with the aid of tranquilizing drugs
and genetically modified bugs.

by Antony Barnett
The Observer of London

American military chiefs are developing plans to use Valium as a
potential weapon against enemy and domestic forces and to control
"hostile" populations, according to official documents seen by The

The Pentagon has also asked scientists to evaluate proposals to use
genetically modified bugs that 'eat' the enemy's fuel and ammunition
supplies without harming humans.

The development of these 'non-lethal' weapons angers campaigners who
claim that they would breach international treaties on biological and
chemical weapons.

US documents reveal that two years ago the Pentagon commissioned
scientists at Pennsylvania State University to look at potential
military uses for a range of chemicals known as calmatives. The
scientists concluded that several drugs would be effective to control
crowds or in military operations such as anti-terrorist campaigns. The
drugs they recommended for 'immediate consideration' included diazepam,
better known as the tranquilizer Valium, and dexmedetomidine, used to
sedate patients in intensive care. The scientists advised that these
drugs can 'effectively act on central nervous system tissues and
produces a less anxious, less aggressive, more tranquil-like behavior'.

Other official documents reveal how genetically engineered
micro-organisms to destroy equipment but not harm troops are also being
considered by US military scientists as 'non-lethal' weapons. One
proposal from the Office of Naval Research in Arlington, Virginia,
proposes creating genetically modified bugs that would corrode roads and
runways and produce 'targeted' deterioration of metal parts, coatings and
lubricants of weapons vehicles and support equipment as well as fuels'.

This group of scientists has already patented microorganisms that would
decompose polyurethane, 'a common component of paint for ships and
aircraft'. Another proposal from a biotech laboratory at Brooks air
force base in Texas was to modify 'anti-material biocatalysts' already
under development. One of these breaks down fuels and plastics.

Most of the research was funded by Washington's jpint-non-lethal weapons
program, in which Britain plays an active part. But further US
documents, also seen by The Observer, reveal how a split has developed
between the two nations, with British officials backing campaigners'
claims that using drugs such as Valium or other calmatives would be
outlawed under the 1991 Chemical Weapons Convention. This protocol
prohibits 'any chemical which... can cause death, temporary
incapacitation or permanent harm'.

A report of a meeting in the Ministry of Defense's headquarters in
London in November 2000 states: 'The US and UK interpret the Chemical
Weapons Convention (CWC) differently regarding riot control agents
(RCA). The UK interpretation considers them to be chemical weapons
under the CWC and thus proscribed; the US view is that they are
not banned
under that agreement. This could lead to difficulties in combined
operations in certain circumstances, a situation compounded by the fact
that the UK is a signatory to the European Convention of Human Rights,
which further governs the use of NLW [non-lethal weapons].'

Some experts believe the use of genetically-modified microbes in
military operations would breach the Biological and Toxin Weapons

Ed Hammond of the Sunshine Project - the US campaigners against
biological and chemical weapons that obtained the documents - said:
'What is absolutely shocking about these disclosures is that it
represents either a massive institutional failure to implement US
commitments under international treaties or it reflects an effort by
some people in the Pentagon to undermine those treaties.'

© Guardian Newspapers Limited

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I have to think about that one for a while.

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