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News in Brief
Spring 2002

12 Microbiologists killed since September 11th attacks

Here are excerpts from an article is by Michael Davidson posted at the web site of Michael Ruppert's The Wilderness Publications. (See Source, below)


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 October 4, 2001, a commercial jetliner travelling 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 December 5, 2001 article by Barry Chamish and one on January 13, 2002, by Jim Rarey (both available at the Rense web site (see below), 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 million people.

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. All on board were killed, including 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 Matzner.

The DNA sequencing work that the microbiologists who have died in suspicious and/or strange circumstances 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 brown eyes.

Source: The Rense web site is at Thanks to LB.

British government "spread bacteria through the London underground" in the 1960's

Details of how the British governments microbiological research establishment at Porton Down "spread bacteria through the London Underground system in the 1960's" are contained in two files released by the British Public Records Office in Kew, The Guardian (London) revealed on 27th February 2002. The trials, which were first revealed in the newspaper last year, "Show how a powder compact filled with bacteria was dropped on to the Northern line and samples taken to see how contamination spread of the network".

Source: The Guardian (London, UK), 27th February 2002

Israeli army "to study the tactics adopted by the Nazis" in the Warsaw Ghetto to learn lessons for fighting the Palestinians

In an article entitled "The lies leaders tell when they want to go to war" the Independent's Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk quotes an Israeli army officer in Israeli daily newspaper Ma'ariv " advising his men to study the tactics adopted by the Nazis in the Second World War":

If our job is to seize a densely packed refugee camp or take over the Nablus casbah, and if this job is given to an (Israeli) officer to carry out without casualties on both sides, he must before all else analyse and bring together the lessons of past battles, even - shocking though this might appear - to analyse how the German army operated in the Warsaw ghetto.

Fisk comments:

Pardon? What on earth does this mean? Does this account for the numbers marked by the Israelis on the hands and foreheads of Palestinian prisoners earlier this month? Does this mean that an Israeli soldier is now to regard the Palestinians as sub-humans - which is exactly how the Nazis regarded the trapped and desperate Jews of the Warsaw ghetto in 1944?

Source: The Independent (London, UK) 30th March 2002

Michael Moore on the disputed U.S. Presidential election that bought Bush to power:
"Our government has been overthrown"

George W. Bush was "elected" U.S. President because he won 537 more votes than Al Gore, his Democrat opponent in the state of Florida. However, as Moor points out, an estimated 173, 000 potential voters were struck off the voting list in the state - in which Jeb Bush (the brother of George W), is governor. In a move that even Mugabe in Zimbabwe would admire, Moore notes that most of those struck off the voting list were either African-American or Hispanic citizens. The following is an extract from Stupid White Men, Moore's new book published in 2002 (HarperCollins World, London, UK).

I am a citizen of the United States of America. Our government has been overthrown. Our elected president has been exiled. Old white men wielding martinis and wearing dickies have occupied our nation's capital. So who, then, is the man that now occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? I'll tell you who: he is George W Bush, "President" of the United States. The Thief-in-Chief.

The coup began in the summer of 1999 when Katherine Harris, an honorary Stupid White Man who was both Bush's presidential campaign co-chairwoman and the Florida secretary of state in charge of elections, paid $4m to Database Technologies to go through Florida's voter rolls and remove anyone "suspected" of being a former felon. She did so with the blessing of the governor of Florida, George W's brother, Jeb. The law states that ex-felons cannot vote in Florida. And sadly (though I'm confident that Florida's justice system was always unimpeachably fair), that means 31% of all black men in Florida are prohibited from voting because they have a felony on their record. Black Floridians, overwhelmingly, are Democrats - and, sure enough, Al Gore received the votes of more than 90% of them on November 7,2000. That is, 90% of those who were allowed to vote. In what appears to be a mass fraud committed by the state of Florida, Bush, Harris and company not only removed thousands of black felons from the rolls, they also removed thousands of black citizens who had never committed a crime in their lives - along with thousands of eligible voters who had committed only misdemeanours.

How did this happen? Harris's office told Database to cast as wide a net as possible to get rid of these voters: people with "similar" names to those of the actual felons, people with the same birth dates as known felons, or similar social security numbers,. an 80% match of relevant information, the election office instructed, was sufficient for Database to add a voter to the ineligible list

Before long, 173,000 registered voters in Florida were permanently wiped off the voter rolls. In Miami-Dade, Florida's largest county 66% of the voters who were removed were black. Eight thousand additional Floridians were thrown off the voting rolls because Database used a false list supplied by another state, a state which claimed that all the names on the list were former convicted felons who had since moved to Florida. What state was it that offered Jeb and George a helping hand by sending this list to Florida? Texas.

George W Bush would officially be credited with receiving 537 more votes than Al Gore in Florida. Is it safe to assume that the thousands of registered black and Hispanic voters barred from the polls might have made the difference if they had been allowed to vote - and cost Bush the election? Without a doubt Sixteen months later, George W Bush made the following comment on the victory of Robert Mugabe in the Zimbabwean presidential election of March 2002. "We do not recognise the outcome of the election, because we think its flawed and we are dealing with our friends to figure out how to deal with this flawed election."

From The Guardian (London, UK), March 30th, 2002