March 1, 2000
It wasn't just idle words when Bill Clinton said he "loathed" the
military. He has damaged U.S. Armed Services in so many ways that it's
no wonder morale, recruitment and retention levels are at all-time
Clinton has used the military to indulge in social experimentation
to appease the feminists and gays, and in interventionist
experimentation to please his globalist friends. He has also ordered
medical experimentation through compulsory anthrax vaccination.
It adds up to a shocking betrayal of the men and women in the U.S.
Armed Services. Since the Pentagon is in denial and coverup, we can
thank CBS 60 Minutes for its February 6th expose of the case of Major
Sonnie Bates and thank Rep. Christopher Shays' (R-CT) Subcommittee on
National Security of the House Government Reform Committee for its
scathing report on the vaccine released February 17th.
Clinton responded to Congressional hearings by issuing Executive
Order 13139 on September 30, 1999. It denies servicemen the right to
refuse experimental vaccines that are "not yet approved by the FDA for
its intended use," language that obviously covers the anthrax vaccine.
The 60 Minutes segment was a sympathetic portrayal of Major Bates,
a 14-year decorated pilot and the highest ranking of some 300
servicemen who have been punished for refusing the vaccine, with
penalties from prison to bad-conduct discharge to "correctional
custody." The Pentagon responded by reducing the threat to court-
martial Bates to a lesser punishment.
More than 1,000 servicemen with exemplary records are awaiting
trial on a felony charge of refusing to take the anthrax shot and
hundreds more, described as "the cream of the crop," have left the
services. Congressional testimony indicated that, for every one who
reported vaccine reactions, three others did not report them because
they feared that would be a career killer.
The lengthy report of the Shays Subcommittee concludes that the
anthrax policy "lacks an essential element in a medical program:
trust." The Pentagon's "absolutist declarations, heavy-handed
propaganda, and ad hominem attacks" against those who question the
policy are seen as another chapter in a long history of "military
medical malfeasance" that includes lies about nuclear testing, Agent
Orange, and Gulf War drugs and vaccines.
The long-term effects of the anthrax vaccine have never been
studied, but the immediate reactions include autoimmune disorders,
lesions, rashes, memory lapses, thyroid problems, blurred vision,
inability to drive or read, crippling bone-joint pain, loss of
concentration and chronic fatigue. The military has reacted by calling
those affected liars, whiners, hypochondriacs, malingerers, hysterical,
depressed, or in need of counseling.
The Shays report states that the anthrax vaccine is based on old
(1950s-era) medical technology, a "dangerously narrow scientific and
medical foundation." A newly built anthrax vaccine plant failed its
FDA safety inspection on December 13, 1999.
According to the Shays report, even the "efficacy of the vaccine
against biological warfare is uncertain. The vaccine was approved for
protection against cutaneous (under the skin) infection in an
occupational setting, not for use as mass protection against
weaponized, aerosolized anthrax," which is how any enemy would use
The sole and exclusive manufacturer of the anthrax vaccine,
BioPort of Lansing, Michigan, has been cited repeatedly by the FDA for
quality deficiencies. It not only has a checkered safety record, but
also a checkered financial history.
The anthrax vaccine was originally produced by Michigan Biologics
Products Institute. It was taken over in September 1998 by BioPort
Corporation, a new company created by Intervac L.L.C. in which former
Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral William J. Crowe owned 22.5 percent of
the stock even though he hadn't invested a penny.
The very next month, BioPort was awarded a Department of Defense
(DOD) contract valued at $25.7 million to produce anthrax vaccine.
Crowe will be remembered as the Republican Joint Chiefs Chairman who
endorsed Bill Clinton for President in 1992 and gave Clinton "cover"
when his draft record was under attack.
On August 5, 1999, DOD agreed to pay BioPort nearly double the
price specified in the contract: $49.8 million instead of $25.7
million, including advance payments of $18.7 million. DOD also
indemnified MBPI/BioPort against all liability from adverse reactions
because, according to Army Secretary Louis Caldera, the vaccine
involves "unusually hazardous risks associated with the potential for
adverse reactions in some recipients and the possibility that the
desired immunological effect will not be obtained by all recipients."
It is particularly dangerous to require all service women to
receive the anthrax shots since the Centers for Disease Control has
warned that they should not be given to pregnant women. Most military
women are of childbearing age and 10 percent are pregnant at any one
The mandatory anthrax vaccination of 2.4 million members of the
Armed Services should be terminated immediately. And all those who
have had the courage to speak out against this policy, which doesn't
pass the common-sense test, should be restored to duty and their
convictions and punishment expunged from their records.
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