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Bruce Cain: “Demand An End To 5G And Smart Meters …”

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Bruce Cain 5.14.19

Above:  Bruce Cain gives testimony on 5G/Smart Meters before the Dearborn Heights City Council on May, 14th, 2019

What follows is my testimony on 5G/Smart Meters which I will be delivering before the Dearborn Heights City Council on April 23rd, 2019. I have tried to write this as a template so that “Stop5G” activists, throughout the planet, can use it when appearing before their own City Councils or other government entities. The time for talk and education is over. The time for action is now. Please share this widely.

I am part of Global Movement to Stop the deployment of 5G antenna’s and Smart Meters. So today I am here to do what I am encouraging activists, around the planet, to do: request that city governments convene public study sessions to alert their communities about the dangers of these technologies. Ultimately we want the deployment of 5G internet and Smart Meters to be stopped.

Both 5G and Smart Meters do not discriminate on the basis of color, religion or political affiliation. They do discriminate on the basis of age. Young children, with thinner skulls, will be far more susceptible to cancer, and other diseases, from EMF radiation.

Both technologies needlessly threaten the health and safety of our citizens. The effects of Dirty Electricity and EMF radiation are already causing Electro sensitivity, Cancer and other disease processes, even with 4G. For example in March 2019 the parents, in Ripon CA, have successfully forced Sprint to remove a cell tower, on the premises of a public school, where 8 students and teachers have been diagnosed with cancer.

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Cell Tower to be Removed After 4th Ripon Student Diagnosed with Cancer
MARCH 25, 2019
https://mdsafetech.org/2019/03/25/cell-tower-to-be-removed-after-4th-ripon-student-diagnosed-with-cancer/

Students and Staff Have Suffered Other Illnesses at CA School with Sprint Cell Tower In Addition to 8 with Cancer
MARCH 31, 2019
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/03/students-and-staff-have-suffered-other-illnesses-at-ca-school-with-sprint-cell-tower-in-addition-to-8-with-cancer.html
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5G will have far great health impacts because (1) antenna’s will have to be placed every 2-10 homes and (2) the frequencies required by 5G have been documented to cause far greater negative health effects than the current 4G technologies.

There is also a 3rd reason that 5G will have more health impacts than 4G: perhaps the most important reason. Currently your cellphone, router, wireless phone etc. operates under 4G. You can take protective measures by placing these devices away from bed or simply turning them off when not in use. There is no way to protect yourself from 5G as you cannot simply turn off the antenna which will be 1-5 houses away from your home. Your home, workplace and car will be bombarded by 5G EMF Radiation 24/7, 365 days a year. There will be no way to protect your family members from 5G, period. It has also been estimated that homes, closest to the antennas, will result in property values dropping as much as 20%. No one is going to want to buy a house next to a 5G tower or antenna.

On February 7th, 2019, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) raised concerns with the lack of any scientific research and data on the technology’s potential health risks. At the hearing members of the wireless industry admitted that no studies have yet been done on the health risks posed by new 5G wireless technology. So essentially the entire population of the United States is being subjected to a massive lab experiment. We are being relegated to the status of lab rats where there seems to be no consideration of the Precautionary Principle.

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At Senate Commerce Hearing, Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology’s Potential Health Risks
Thursday, February 7, 2019
https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/at-senate-commerce-hearing-blumenthal-raises-concerns-on-5g-wireless-technologys-potential-health-risks

Video of hearing
https://www.facebook.com/AmericansForResponsibleTech/videos/vb.449708748873722/2029074740729193/?type=2&theater

The precautionary principle (or precautionary approach) generally defines actions on issues considered to be uncertain, for instance applied in assessing risk management.[1] The principle is used by policy makers to justify discretionary decisions in situations where there is the possibility of harm from making a certain decision (e.g. taking a particular course of action) when extensive scientific knowledge on the matter is lacking. The principle implies that there is a social responsibility to protect the public from exposure to harm, when scientific investigation has found a plausible risk. These protections can be relaxed only if further scientific findings emerge that provide sound evidence that no harm will result.

Precautionary principle
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precautionary_principle
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The challenge for local communities is that the FCC, our State Government and the Trump administration have taken away our right to refuse installation of 5G antenna’s every 2-10 homes. Similar legislation has also been passed in countries throughout the planet.

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Leaders of cities across the United States are objecting to a decision Wednesday (09/26/2018) by the Federal Communications Commission setting national limits on how local governments can regulate the installation of the next generation of wireless technology.

The new FCC rule curtails both how much municipalities can charge wireless carriers to install 5G antennas on publicly owned structures like light poles, and how long governments have to review carriers’ applications to deploy the technology. Under the federal regulation, carriers will pay a flat rate of $270 per small-cell antenna, compared to a national average of about $500 under a current patchwork of local ordinances that vary from state-to-state or city-to-city. Municipal governments will also have just 60 days to review applications for antenna installations, or 90 if a carrier wants to install an entirely new pole.

Cities object to FCC’s new rules on 5G rollout
https://statescoop.com/cities-object-to-fccs-new-rules-on-5g-rollout/
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Michigan, S.B. 894
Signed by governor 12/12/18, Public Act 366
Senate Bill 637 creates the Small Wireless Communications Facilities Deployment Act, and Senate Bill 894 amends the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act to subject zoning ordinances to the proposed new act.
Mobile 5G and Small Cell 2018 Legislation (All States)
http://www.ncsl.org/research/telecommunications-and-information-technology/mobile-5g-and-small-cell-legislation.aspx
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of next-generation 5G wireless networks.

Trump signs order to set U.S. spectrum strategy as 5G race looms
OCTOBER 25, 2018

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-spectrum-trump/trump-signs-order-to-set-u-s-spectrum-strategy-as-5g-race-looms-idUSKCN1MZ2FG
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President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wants U.S. companies to more quickly implement what’s called 5G wireless technology, the latest and greatest tech when it comes to mobile broadband. “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” tweeted Trump, who went on to imply the U.S. was falling behind due to policies preventing the adoption of wireless technology from companies abroad.

Trump Wants ‘5G’ and ‘Even 6G’ Wireless Technology ‘As Soon As Possible.’
BY PATRICK LUCAS AUSTIN FEBRUARY 21, 2019
http://time.com/5534983/trump-5g-6g/
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If I were to recommend one document on the dangers of 5G it would probably be the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space. It provides links to the following diseases that are effected by 5G EMF radiation:

Alteration of heart rhythm[12]
Altered gene expression[13]
Altered metabolism[14]
Altered stem cell development[15]
Cancers[16]
Cardiovascular disease[17]
Cognitive impairment[18]
DNA damage[19]
Impacts on general well-being[20]
Increased free radicals[21]
Learning and memory deficits[22]
Impaired sperm function and quality[23]
Miscarriage[24]
Neurological damage[25]
Obesity and diabetes[26]
Oxidative stress[27]

I will conclude with the wording of their petition which has been signed by over 63,000 signatories from 168 countries.

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We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (__) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.

INTERNATIONAL APPEAL
Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal
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I would also encourage, both Council members and citizens, to join my Facebook Group: “Stop Smart Meters & 5G Dearborn Heights MI.

Once again I am requesting that our City Council convene a public study session to alert our community about the dangers of 5G and Smart Meters to our health and privacy. The role of government includes protecting our citizens from harm and surveillance within our homes. The Precautionary Principle must be employed to stop this nationwide lab experiment.

I have also written other essays on Stopping 5G and Smart Meters. In the comments you will find literally hundreds of additional links from which you can educate yourselves and your local communities.
The Complete Essays of Bruce W. Cain
https://www.facebook.com/bruce.cain.98/notes?lst=100000184321094%3A100000184321094%3A1556031740

UPDATE:

So I show up at the City Council Meeting and the parking lot is empty. Turns out they cancelled the meeting because they didn’t have a quorum: enough present members to vote on anything. So it will be May 14th before I can address the council.

My original intent was to read through the document, which I found took about 6 minutes to read through. Most councils only allow 3 minutes for each citizen that wants to speak. I had then revised my strategy which may be helpful for other activists that intend to go before their City Councils to call for a public study session to educated the community. The point of this little exercise is to force both the Council and local papers to admit that 5G has inherent problems and needs to be stopped. This is much better use of time then just posting articles within various 5G groups. I mean the antenna’s are going up NOW.

The goal is to get the council to convene a public study session. So you first have to figure how many votes are required. In Dearborn Heights it is just 2 “yes” votes from the council.

So here is my revised strategy for May 14th.

1) My main reason for being here tonight is to call for special public session to discuss the health and privacy impacts of implementing 5G.

2) In the document (this document) I sent to the Council the negative health impacts of 5G have been explained. And perhaps the most insane aspect of this is the industry has admitted they have not tested the effects that will result from the huge increases in the amount of EMF radiation that 5G will represent. And the media has been virtually silent about the impact this could have on our health. Our community deserves to understand that 5G poses inherent health consequences to adults and even greater consequences for young children with thin skulls.

So now lets assume that our activists get a public hearing (study session) scheduled.

In my case I could probably do an hour presentation on 5G and Smart Meters. Or I could also employ some of the better videos where scientists lay out the problems with 5G. You might also be able to bring in a qualified expert to speak. In any case the goal is to fire up the community and get local press coverage.

Anyway these are my revised thoughts that should be helpful to other activists trying to raise awareness of the dangers of 5G AND Smart Meters. It may also be helpful to develop and outline what should be covered in a special public session along with a set of demands like “stop the roll out!”
Since I live in Dearborn, home of Ford Motor, I have also thought of inviting a spokesperson from Ford Motor to attend the public hearing. And when they don’t show up . . . that can be used as proof that Ford does not give a damn. After all the have billions riding on the rollout. Their driverless cars are dependent on it. I also recall the Ford Motor has rekindled its association with the Ford Foundation which has acted as another arm of the UN’s Agenda21 and Agenda2030.

Hope that helps. Again “all of us is all we need.”

SOURCE LINK

In addition:

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After about a year of investigating 5G and Smart Meters I find myself asking a strange question: Could these technologies be intended to depopulate large segments of the human population?   Both 5G and Smart Meters are the first technologies to be rolled out globally in fast succession. The Global Technocrats seems oddly unwilling to even consider the consequences to our health. Why is that? Are we humans REALLY willing to be forced down this rabbit hole by globalists that have, long ago, turned our republic into a globalist oligarchy. And to what lengths are we willing to go in order to stop it?  If you have not noticed this 4th Industrial Revolution is rising, in tandem, with gross violations of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments. To be more succinct this 4th Industrial Revolution is also violating every aspect of free choice: whether than be vaccines, Cannabis, GMO foods, exposure to radiation. They think they have us by the balls. I think we need to prove to them just how wrong they are. All of us are all we need. This ain’t no drill. The time to rise up is upon us — all of us.

https://articles.mercola.com/…/20…/05/11/5g-apocalypse.aspx…

"Gentlemen, in order to produce marked changes in behavior and attitude it is necessary to weaken, undermine or remove the support systems…"

(The following is an excerpt from a blog that I ran across on WordPress that I believe is certainly worth noticing, SK)

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“Gentlemen, in order to produce marked changes in behavior and attitude it is necessary to weaken, undermine or remove the support systems of the old patterns of behavior and the old attitudes.  Because most of these supports are the face to face confirmation of present behavior and attitudes, which are provided to those with whom close emotional ties exist, it is therefore essential to eradicate those emotional bonds.  This can be done either by removing the individual physically and preventing any communication with those whom he cares about or by proving to him, the prisoner, that those whom he respects are not worthy of it and indeed should be actively distrusted.”  -Dr. Edgar Schein, Sept. 18, 1962

Dr. Schein then presented to the assembled group a literary of suggestions and tactics designed to attain “behavioral modifications” desirable by prison officials to control the thinking patterns of its incarcerated populace and to curtail or reduce an appetite for cultural or political aspirations.  These 24 accumulous and widely implemented tactics & maneuvers are set out below:

1.  the physical removal of prisoners to areas sufficiently isolated to effectively break or seriously weaken close emotional ties.
2.  identify and segregate all natural leaders.
3.  use of cooperative prisoners as leaders.
4.  prohibition of group activities not in line with brainwashing objectives.
5.  spying on prisoners and reporting back private materials.
6.  manipulating prisoners into making written statements which are then shown to others.
7.  exploitation of opportunist and informers.
8.  convincing prisoners that they can trust no other prisoner.
9.  treating those who are willing to cooperate in a far more lenient way than those who are not.
10.  punishing those who show uncooperative attitudes.
11.  systematic withholding of mail and other correspondence.
12.  preventing contact with anyone non-sympathetic  to the method of treatment and regimen of the captive populace.
13.  disorganization of all group standards among prisoners.
14.  building a group conviction among the prisoners that they have been abandoned by, and totally isolated from their social order.
15.  undermining all emotional support.
16.  preventing prisoners from communicating with family and supporters regarding the conditions of their confinement,
17.  making available and permitting access to only those publications and books that contain materials which are neutral to, or supportive of the desired new attitude.
18.  placing individuals into new and ambiguous situations for which the standards and rules and policies are deliberately kept unclear and then putting pressure on the prisoner to conform to what is desired in order to win favor and a reprieve from the pressure.
19.  placing the prisoner whose will power has been severely weakened or eroded into a soft living environment with others who are further advanced in their brainwashing reform who’s job is to influence the teetering prisoner to give up and assimilate into the desired behavior.
20.  using techniques of character invalidation, i.e., humiliations, revilements, shouting, isolation; to promote sensory deprivation, to induce feelings of guilt, fear, and suggestibility.
21.  meeting all insincere attempts to conform with the desired thought patterns with renewed hostility.
22.  repeatedly pointing out to the prisoner that those prisoners whom he respects as a leader and example of strength is not living up to the values and militant principles that he espouses.  supplanting the thought that all other prisoners are hypocrites and liars.
23.  rewards for submission and subservient attitudes which embrace the brainwashing objectives by providing praise and emotional support to those who embrace the desired behavior(brainwashing) which reinforces the new attitudes.
24.  making sure that if a once militant prisoner is ever revealed as being a snitch or a homosexual, that all prisoners learn of his disgrace in order to create doubt and misgivings in the environment.  Creating false rumor, character assassination on a militant prisoner.

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Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans

 

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Kevin Loria / Oct 1st 2016 4:00AM

On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city’s famous fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 residents of the city.

The people of San Francisco had no idea.

The Navy continued the tests for seven days, potentially causing at least one death. It was one of the first large-scale biological weapon trials that would be conducted under a “germ warfare testing program” that went on for 20 years, from 1949 to 1969. The goal “was to deter [the use of biological weapons] against the United States and its allies and to retaliate if deterrence failed,” the government explained later. “Fundamental to the development of a deterrent strategy was the need for a thorough study and analysis of our vulnerability to overt and covert attack.”

Of the 239 known tests in that program, San Francisco was notable for two reasons, according to Dr. Leonard Cole, who documented the episode in his book “Clouds of Secrecy: The Army’s Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas.”

Cole, now the director of the Terror Medicine and Security Program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, tells Business Insider that this incident was “notable: first, because it was really early in the program … but also because of the extraordinary coincidence that took place at Stanford Hospital, beginning days after the Army’s tests had taken place.”

Hospital staff were so shocked at the appearance of a patient infected with a bacteria, Serratia marcescens, that had never been found in the hospital and was rare in the area, that they published an article about it in a medical journal. The patient, Edward Nevin, died after the infection spread to his heart.

It wasn’t until the 1970s that Americans, as Cole wrote in the book, “learned that for decades they had been serving as experimental animals for agencies of their government.”

San Francisco wasn’t the first or the last experiment on citizens who hadn’t given informed consent.

Other experiments involved testing mind-altering drugs on unsuspecting citizens. In one shocking, well-known incident, government researchers studied the effects of syphilis on black Americans without informing the men that they had the disease — they were told they had “bad blood.” Researchers withheld treatment after it became available so they could continue studying the illness, despite the devastating and life-threatening implications of doing so for the men and their families.

But it was the germ warfare tests that Cole focused on.

“All these other tests, while terrible, they affected people counted in the hundreds at most,” he says. “But when you talk about exposing millions of people to potential harm, by spreading around certain chemicals or biological agents, the quantitative effect of that is just unbelievable.”

“Every one of the [biological and chemical] agents the Army used had been challenged” by medical reports, he says, despite the Army’s contention in public hearings that they’d selected “harmless simulants” of biological weapons.

“They’re all considered pathogens now,” Cole says.

Here are some of the other difficult-to-believe germ warfare experiments that occurred during this dark chapter in US history. These tests were documented in Cole’s book and verified by Business Insider using congressional reports and archived news articles.

From Minneapolis to St. Louis

The military tested how a biological or chemical weapon would spread throughout the country by spraying bacteria as well as various chemical powders — including an especially controversial one called zinc cadmium sulfide. Low flying airplanes would take off, sometimes near the Canadian border, “and they would fly down through the Midwest,” dropping their payloads over cities, says Cole.

These sprays were tested on the ground too, with machines that would release clouds from city rooftops or intersections to see how they spread.

In the book, Cole cites military reports that documented various Minneapolis tests, including one where chemicals spread through a school. The clouds were clearly visible.

To prevent suspicion, the military pretended that they were testing a way to mask the whole city in order to protect it. They told city officials that “the tests involved efforts to measure ability to lay smoke screens about the city” to “hide” it in case of nuclear attack, according to Cole’s account.

The potential toxicity of that controversial compound zinc cadmium sulfide is debated. One component, cadmium, is highly toxic and can cause cancer. Some reports suggest a possibility that the zinc cadmium sulfide could perhaps degrade into cadmium, but a 1997 report from the National Research Council concluded that the Army’s secret tests “did not expose residents of the United States and Canada to chemical levels considered harmful.” However, the same report noted that research on the chemical used was sparse, mostly based on very limited animal studies.

These air tests were conducted around the country as part of Operation Large Area Coverage.

“There was evidence that the powder after it was released would be then located a day or two later as far away as 1,200 miles,” Cole says. “There was a sense that you could really blanket the country with a similar agent.”

In 2012, Lisa Martino-Taylor, a sociology professor at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, released a report theorizing that the army’s experiments could be connected to cancer rates in a low-income, mostly black neighborhood in the city where zinc cadmium sulfide had been tested. She said she was concerned that there could have been a radioactive component to some testing, though she did not have direct evidence for that possibility.

Her report, however, prompted both senators from Missouri to write to the Army secretary, “demanding answers,” the Associated Press noted at the time.

While Martino-Taylor’s suggestion remains purely hypothetical, “the human dimension is never mentioned” in most Army documents, Cole writes in the book. Instead there’s just a discussion of how well the particulates spread and what they learned about the possibility of biological attacks from them.

1966: “A Study of the Vulnerability of Subway Passengers in New York City to Covert Attack with Biological Agents”

In a field test calledA Study of the Vulnerability of Subway Passengers in New York City to Covert Attack with Biological Agents,” military officials tried to see how easy it would be to unleash biological weapons using the New York City subway. They would break light bulbs full of bacteria on the tracks to see how they spread through the city.

“If you can get trillions of bacteria into a light bulb and throw it on the track as a train pulls into a station, they’ll get pulled through the air as the train leaves,” Cole says, travelling through the tunnels and into different stations.

Clouds would engulf people as trains pulled away, but documents say that they “brushed their clothing, looked up at the grating apron and walked on.” No one was concerned.

In a 1995 Newsday story, reporter Dennis Duggan contacted retired Army scientist Charles Senseney, who had testified about the experiments to a Senate subcommittee in 1975. In his testimony, he explained that one light bulb full of bacteria dropped at 14th Street easily spread the bacteria up to at least 58th Street.

But he declined to reveal anything to the Newsday reporter. “I don’t want to get near this,” Senseney said to Duggan. “I [testified], because I was told I had to by the people at the Department of Defense … I better get off the phone.”

Experiments continued in New York for six days using Bacillus subtilis, then known as Bacillus globigii, and S. marcescens.

A paper from the National Academy of Sciences analyzing military experiments notes that B. globigii is “now considered a pathogen” and is often a cause of food poisoning. “Infections are rarely known to be fatal,” the report said — though fatal cases have occurred.

Particularly controversial tests

Cole’s book notes that “portions of a report about an army test in 1951 involving Aspergillus fumigatus … indicate that the army intentionally exposed a disproportionate number of black people to the organism.” Most of the employees at the supply center were black.

In the military reports cited by Cole, researchers claim they are preparing for an attack that might target black citizens. He quotes from a section that reads: “Since Negroes are more susceptible to coccidioides than are whites, this fungus disease was simulated.”

When these experiments were first revealed in 1980, the racial aspect of these tests engendered controversy and skepticism about the “army’s interest in the public welfare,” according to Cole.

Tests revealed by an unexpected source

One 1979 Washington Post news story discusses open air experiments in the Tampa Bay area involving the release of pertussis, or whooping cough, in 1955. State records show that whooping cough cases in Florida spiked from 339 (one death) in 1954 to 1,080 (12 deaths) in 1955, according to that story.

But it’s hard to trace how accurate the information about the whooping cough release is: The only documentation goes back to an investigation by the Church of Scientology.

The Church of Scientology formed a group called American Citizens for Honesty in Government that spent a significant amount of time investigating controversial experiments run by the Army and CIA, according to the Post. Through FOIA requests they uncovered a number of documents related to these experiments in the late 1970s.

Cole understands why some people are skeptical of those reports. “I certainly am not a member and I think a lot of what they do is quackery,” he says, but “in this case, I have no reason to believe any of this isn’t real.”

Many of the documents Scientologists made public were the same documents he’d received doing his own research, redacted in the same places.

Perhaps the hardest question is how much information is still missing.

As Cole writes in the book:

Many details about the army’s tests over populated areas remain secret. Most of the test reports are still classified or cannot be located, although a few of the earlier ones have become available in response to Freedom of Information Act requests and in conjunction with the Nevin case. Among those available, sections have been blocked out and pages are missing.

What we learned

Military officials were called to testify before Congress in 1977 after information about these biological warfare experiments was revealed.

At the time, those officials said that determining just how vulnerable the US was to a biological attack “required extensive research and development to determine precisely our vulnerability, the efficacy of our protective measures, and the tactical and strategic capability of various delivery systems and agents,” according to a record of that testimony quoted in “Clouds of Secrecy.”

Cole too says it’s hard to see these events now from the perspective that people had then.

There was “a different mindset in the country then … [a] Cold War mentality,” he says. But, he argues, that doesn’t justify glossing over the already known potential danger of the agents used.

At the same time, part of what the military knows about how clouds of chemicals spread comes from these experiments. Cole says that knowledge gleaned from these biological warfare testing programs helped inform the US reaction when reports came in on the potential use of chemical weapons in the first Gulf War.

So what’s happening now?

Cole says that the obvious question that’s on people’s minds is what’s happening now. After all, if secret tests could occur then, what prevents them from continuing? Are they, in fact, still going on?

He doesn’t think it’s likely.

“I would never swear on your life or my life that nothing illegitimate is happening, but based on what I do know, I don’t have any sense that there’s illicit activity now that would involve risking exposure to tons of people, as happened in the 50s and 60s,” he says.

Biological agents are still studied and tested, but informed consent is more widely appreciated now. There’s also less of a Cold War mentality that would be used to justify this research.

Still, more recent reports show that experiments in this area went on longer than we thought.

In 2001, a New York Times report revealed projects testing biological weapons that began under the Clinton administration and continued under the second Bush administration. A 1972 treaty theoretically prohibited developing biological weapons, but this program justified it with the argument that new weapons needed to be studied in order to develop adequate defenses.

And the “War on Terror” raises other concerns, according to Cole.

After the 2001 anthrax attacks, funding for bioterrorism research spiked by $1.5 billion. Then in 2004, Congress approved another $5.6 billion bioterror research project.

These projects are meant to protect society from the dangers of biological agents, but they may have an unintended consequence, Cole says.

“Thousands and thousands of people became familiar with pathogens that they were not familiar with before,” he says. “You now have many more people that could potentially do bad with these organisms, and it only takes one person.”

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