U.S. Government Admits Using Fake Vaccination Programs to Gather Intelligence and Now Swears it Won’t Do it Again…

As someone who spends the vast majority of his time trying to keep up with what is happening in the world, I am always embarrassed when confronted by an extraordinarily important story that I somehow completely missed. The story I am referring to in this case is the fact that the CIA organized a fake vaccination program in Pakistan several years ago in order to get Osama bin Laden’s family DNA. The Guardian reported this back in 2011:

The CIA organised a fake vaccination programme in the town where it believed Osama bin Laden was hiding in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from the fugitive al-Qaida leader’s family, a Guardian investigation has found.

As part of extensive preparations for the raid that killed Bin Laden in May, CIA agents recruited a senior Pakistani doctor to organise the vaccine drive in Abbottabad, even starting the “project” in a poorer part of town to make it look more authentic, according to Pakistani and US officials and local residents.

The doctor, Shakil Afridi, has since been arrested by the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for co-operating with American intelligence agents.

Naturally, many Pakistanis were none too pleased about this situation. After all, how would you feel if let’s say Chinese health workers were caught using the guise of humanitarian activities in order to spy on American citizens. Yeah, that’s what I thought.

So thanks to the CIA’s idiocy, the entire world will now never trust any vaccine program that has any connections to the USA. There has already been an armed backlash against American immunization programs where 56 people have died. Furthermore, there has been a resurgence of polio in Pakistan. Of the 77 cases of polio documented worldwide so far in 2014, 79% have been in Pakistan.

While this is horrible in its own right, there is a much bigger story here. The fact that the United States holds no claim to any sort of moral high ground whatsoever. Rather, due to the many factors that I have outlined on this site over and over, the U.S. is now seen, internally by its citizenry, as well as externally, as a thieving, corrupt, nuclear armed Banana Republic ruled by a cadre of childlike oligarch puppet figureheads concerned only with how much they can steal before society collapses. This has been proven and reinforced over and over again by stories such as this one, as well as the recent revelation of: Conspiracy Fact – How the U.S. Government Covertly Invented a “Cuban Twitter” to Create Revolution.

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Now we learn from Yahoo News that:

Amid a deadly backlash again vaccinations and a resurgence of polio in Pakistan, the White House has promised that the CIA will never again use an immunization campaign as a tool of spycraft. 

Sure, let’s go ahead and take professional liars at their word.

“I wanted to inform you that the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) directed in August 2013 that the agency make no operational use of vaccination programs, which includes vaccination workers,” President Obama’s top counterterrorism and homeland security advisor, Lisa Monaco, wrote to the deans of 12 public health schools. Yahoo News obtained a copy of the May 16 letter (below).

“Similarly, the Agency will not seek to obtain or exploit DNA or other genetic material acquired through such programs,” Monaco wrote. “This CIA policy applies worldwide and to U.S. and non-U.S. persons alike.”

The Central Intelligence Agency had enlisted a Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, to collect intelligence under the guise of an immunization effort in the city of Abbottabad as part of planning for the high-risk May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound there.

The agency aimed to confirm intelligence that bin Laden was at the compound by comparing DNA obtained from children living there to a sample from the fugitive al-Qaida chief’s late sister, the Guardian newspaper reported in July 2011.

Another result of the CIA’s actions was to lead many Pakistani parents to forgo vaccinations for ailments like polio. The crippling and sometimes fatal illness has no known cure – but there are several safe and effective vaccines, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Nice work guys.

Monaco’s letter came nearly a year and a half after the deans of 12 schools of public health wrote a letter to Obama saying that “as a general principle, public health programs should not be used as cover for covert operations.”

“While political and security agendas may by necessity induce collateral damage, we as an open society set boundaries on these damages, and we believe this sham vaccination campaign exceeded those boundaries,” they wrote, referring to the CIA’s hoax campaign.

What a total fucking joke we have become.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  1. Another excellent post and succinct summary of the current state of affairs, namely:
    “The U.S. is now seen, internally by its citizenry, as well as externally, as a thieving, corrupt, nuclear armed Banana Republic ruled by a cadre of childlike oligarch puppet figureheads concerned only with how much they can steal before society collapses.”
    Well put.

    • Does anyone disagree with that assessment?

      Anyone?

      Anyone?

      (That line was the heart of this piece, IMO. Invested in TRO LLC yet?)

      Also, am I the only one who recognizes that dollars collapsing and dis-enabling the feds doesn’t mean society is collapsing?

    • Michael Krieger

      Personally, before the advent of Bitcoin and crypto-currencies I was concerned that a collapse of the dollar and the financial system could lead to a Mad Max type scenario. Now that we have these avenues to serve as an outlet for currency debasement (and a cheaper means of sending money around the world) I think they can serve as a relatively seamless bridge to a much, much better system.

      Best,
      Michael Krieger

    • I think you’re right about crypto-currencies, but the same function can also be served by other forms of money or barter.

      The option to shed the bullshit and keep the society in tact has *always* existed, but it’s only going to happen if people widely adopt the correct moral system.

      And as we’ve discussed many times, Michael, even you, who considers himself on the right side of that question…keeps resorting to the incorrect moral system.

      If even YOU can’t get it right, what hope is there for the wider society?

      You be sure to let me know when you want to do something about it, and learn what freedom is!

  2. “So thanks to the CIA’s idiocy, the entire world will now never trust any vaccine program that has any connections to the USA.”

    That’s actually a good thing. Vaccines are total toxic bullshit.

    “The crippling and sometimes fatal illness has no known cure – but there are several safe and effective vaccines, according to the Centers for Disease Control.”

    Oh please. The CDC are a pack of “professional liars” also. Check out the work of Jon Rappoport (amongst others) who have exposed the vaccine fraud and the CDC’s complicity.

    • “Vaccines are total toxic bullshit.”

      Evidence?

      The way polio and other diseases run through the population, mostly kids, when people stop getting them is pretty much open-and-shut on the _honest_ question, but I wonder what stupid excuse you give yourself to ignore the evidence (which was presented to you, yet again, in the article you just ostensibly read).

    • Controversial topic. But at least some of what they do with vaccines is BS. Toxic adjuvants, e.g. Look into how many vaccines infants/children are given now. It’s insane.

      Dr. Mercola has interviewed a number of knowledgeable people on this topic.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeaY0WZ5DDU
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXWBxxVk_h0
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9DkcpEEBPI

    • I have a kid, so you’ll have to make more sense than just presenting a general wringing of hands.

      Talking heads ALSO don’t interest me.

      Did you have something specific to present that could possibly hope to counteract that ACTUAL evidence about preventing epidemics of awful diseases?

      If not, I guess I’ll bid you good day, and try not to inhale too much sand!

    • Well, Tommy. I don’t really see the point of doing your homework for you, and trying to present info that others can do better.

      If it doesn’t concern you that injecting your kids with aluminum and mercury might not be a good idea, not even enough to look into it, I can’t see any point in trying to convince you.

      Your snide, cocky attitude doesn’t help any either.

    • “Well, Tommy. I don’t really see the point of doing your homework for you”

      Nobody asked anyone to do any homework.

      The _honest_ question is whether anyone can present support for claims like “we seem to be over-vaccinating our kids” or “vaccines are total toxic bullshit.”

      I see by your pathetically incompetent attempt to shift the burden that you don’t have any evidence, either.

      Thanks for that ‘update.’

      “If it doesn’t concern you that injecting your kids”

      Actually, my emotions ALSO weren’t the question, and someone who read what I wrote would remember that I am concerned, and have A kid, which makes this clumsy insinuation particularly telling about your insulation from reality.

      Your cocky assumption that I’ve failed to learn, when the truth is that I know better than you, isn’t fooling anyone. You should have just stfu when you couldn’t find any evidence, or when you saw me debunk the Gates’ vaccination program.

      Of course, if you had the evidence, you’d have *already* put me in my place, as your whining about cockiness obviously indicated you would prefer to do.

      ” with aluminum ”

      So your theory is that humans aren’t capable of dealing with the third most abundant element here on Earth?

      “and mercury ”

      …which also naturally occurs, though in far less concentration…unless you’re high on the food chain, like, for example, all of us.

      “might not be a good idea, not even enough to look into it, I can’t see any point in trying to convince you.”

      The issue STILL isn’t my feelings about vaccines, though I see from your refrain that you’ve probably made up YOUR mind on that basis.

      The _honest_ question is whether there is any evidence that shows vaccines to be on balance more harm than good.

      Did you *really* not know that?

      “Your snide, cocky attitude doesn’t help any either.”

      Help what? You are free to trust ideas based on bullshit. Do you think I will be the one to suffer if you make a silly mistake?

      And again your concern with my emotions provides evidence that you’ve let YOUR OWN emotions rule the roost, and that you don’t have any evidence about the beneficial or harmful nature of vaccines.

      I am *confident,* not cocky, because of all the opportunities so many people have had to present the evidence…but haven’t. That is in fact how good science works; no question is ever settled, but the more attempts we make to prove an idea wrong, the stronger and more likely true we consider that idea to be. Thanks for adding to that support.

      People who mistake confidence for cockiness indicate that they don’t like being on the wrong side of a question, but don’t have any grounds. That’s you.

      I’m ‘snide’ because people who use the wrong standards aren’t to be trusted, and I want to make sure you know that you’re morally inferior until you get with the same program that has made people so successful over the last 2,500 years, and is more-or-less responsible for your existence.

      Put another way; if you find hearing the facts akin to a put-down, that’s a good sign that you’ve aligned yourself with falsehood. Smart people take that as a clue, because the only thing worse than being wrong, is staying wrong.

      Try again?

      https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/burden-of-proof

    • Michael Krieger

      I’d have to say vaccines are pretty incredible, and have saved countless people from unnecessary suffering. That said, I also agree we seem to be over-vaccinating children. As usual, the truth on this topic probably lies in the middle.

      Best,
      Michael Krieger

    • Wrong.

      Some people said the KGB killed 2 million political prisoners.

      Some people said it was zero.

      The truth is somewhere in the middle?

      No, the Soviet records proved it was more like 5 million.

      Like I said, Michael, you’ve got a promising start, but you’re still not using the correct standards.

      Don’t you *want* to know what freedom is?

    • ” we seem to be over-vaccinating children”

      Evidence?

  3. Whatever it takes to keep the oligarchy/plutocracy in control of the USA is A-OK for the USA owners and their armies of well-paid minions, cohorts and lackeys.

    USA… profit is our prophet and keeping the USA status quo intact, keeping its ruling regimes thriving, is the prime directive and no number of commoner lives either inside or outside the USA is too many to lose to protect our beloved masters.

  4. Mike,

    Please use the same powers of analysis on vaccines that you do so well with other liberty subjects.

    Government says vaccines are safe and effective? When was the last time you trusted the government?

    Might start with this regional story on paralysis from the polio vaccine.

    People over there are refusing vaccines for a good reason.

    47,500 paralysis cases after polio vaccine – Deccan Chronicle

    http://therefusers.com/refusers-newsroom/rise-in-paralysis-cases-after-polio-vaccine-deccan-chronicle/#.U3whiHJdWDk

    • Sorry.

      From the article:

      “‘Dr. Jacob said the increase in the occurrence of non-polio AFP could be _directly linked_ to the massive increase in the dosage of OPV in the name of eradication”

      Translation: The problem wasn’t the vaccine, let alone ALL vaccines.

    • The article also compares apples-to-oranges a few times, which is a bad sign.

      ” In 2011, an additional 47,500 children were newly paralyzed, over and above the standard rate of 2 children per 100,000 non-polio AFP cases, says the paper in the journal.”

      Comparing populations to per-capita is mathematically clumsy at best and intentionally misleading at worst.

  5. Bill Gates Vaccination

  6. Tommy et al,

    A compromised immune system is what enables diseases to take hold in the body. Good nutrition, clean water, and good overall sanitation makes all the difference. Vaccines if they have any salutary effect at all are a poor substitute for the big three above. Furthermore, vaccines are likely to screw up your immune system rather than boosting it. You want evidence? Go online and look for it. Especially look at charts showing how the incidence of various diseases was already declining before vaccines were introduced, and actually climbed at bit before declining along the prior trajectory after vaccines were introduced. And moreover, vaccinations have led to serious complications in millions and millions of people. But if you wait to hear all this from the media, you will go along with the bullshit you consume every other day of your life. Instead, take a little initiative and explore the science. Dickhead. Sucker. We are all ignorant because we cannot know everything about anything, but to be pleased to be ignorant, and willfully so, is rather reprehensible don’t you think?

    • Yeah, I love conspiracies and natural medicine too, Michael.

      I can identify almost all the edible native plants in my biome and agree that nutrition and lifestyle are the key to health.

      Problem is, none of those abstract platitudes address the honest question, either, and your evasive puffery is yet more evidence, in case freedom-loving people needed more, about your flawed moral code Mr Not Exactly An Anarchist.

      Hint: fear responses are typical and part of The Plan. Free people don’t have time for that.

      Your obscurantism (or is it in fact a revealed standard, like the astrologers and theologians? “The more I thought and the more I prayed, the more sense it seemed to make!”) is STILL denial.

      I think you need to go research why your response was obscurantism, which only makes sense if you DON’T actually have any evidence.

      I challenged you for that one item that would counteract the evidence that you just presented in this very article: MILLIONS of people are bound to suffer horribly and die when epidemics or pandemics rage, and they are almost completely preventable.

      YOUR unsupported claim regarding side-effects is, if accurate, almost certainly global and universal, counting ALL vaccinations, ever, thus fundamentally dishonest.

      Are you SURE you don’t want to produce something valid if you aren’t going to drop your indefensible bull?

      As you didn’t support it, I will give it the same respect now that your *revealed* evaluation is that your burden is too heavy.

      Didn’t you read YOUR OWN ARTICLE?

      smh

  7. First thing, Tommy, get some help with grammar. What a hell of a mess you can make of sentences, which of course reveals your thought processes very clearly. And did you know that you are SHOUTING?

    • Complaining about the efforts to get through your filters is ALSO evidence of denial.

      Responding to tone and syntax instead of the criticism is ALSO evidence.

      Keep ducking – that fear response is how I can quickly figure out your weak spots, thus the correct place to question aka shed light.

      Remember Weev? He said:

      “The best thing you can do for a piece of art is hatefully criticize it.”

      Are you SURE you don’t want to learn what freedom is?

      (And, no, genius, SHOUTING IS CONSTANT CAPS. Occasional caps are STILL simply emphasis, so you get to go suck it.)

    • Oooohhh, please Mr. TommyMaq, enough with the suspense. Tell us what freedom is.

      You’ve impressed us all so much we’re just dying to be enlightened.

    • “Tell us what freedom is. ”

      I won’t.

      “You’ve impressed us all so much we’re just dying to be enlightened.”

      Sarcasm is a form of lying, Mr Not Snide Or Cocky AT ALL.

      Yes, you are doing it wrong.

      Try again?

      Hint: if you try to pick yet another fight, when I’ve expressed honest curiosity by which I could learn better and valid information by which you could learn better…you’ll just make yourself look dumber and dumber, because you’ll fail to teach, and fail to learn…ON PURPOSE!

    • Well, you’re certainly honest about being a prick, which, oddly, I do appreciate. No shades of gray.

    • Honest about what, exactly?

      You think the guy informing you while refuting your insipid attempts to seek a fight is a prick…but you’re some kind of fukin’ angel?

      Maybe you’d rather learn better from a disinterested third party, since you clearly aren’t capable of learning from your betters:

      http://www.abelard.org/e-f-russell.php

  8. Actually, first thing is to realize that Michael M is not the Michael you think he is.

  9. TOMMY,

    PLEASE provide some evidence that “sarcasm is a form of lying.”

    After that perhaps you could comment on the study that tells us that only FOUR-PERCENT of people believe they are BELOW average in intelligence. Is that owing to our schools TEACHING “self-esteem” classes DO YOU THINK? I bet you got a good grade in THAT class, dude. NOT so with English, Math, and Logic I don’t suppose inasmuch as HYSTERIA gets in the way of LEARNING.

    • “PLEASE provide some evidence that “sarcasm is a form of lying.”

      You mean…OTHER than the definition?

      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarcasm

      (If you didn’t know that sarcasm is lying, that might explain some things, huh? But now you do know, so don’t lie to yourself about it’s nature anymore, K?)

    • Here is some sarcasm for you, Tommy: “When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.”

      It’s an adage that’s been around for quite awhile. Heinlein used it as did Wouk and others. See if you can find the lie in it. Moron.

    • So…no evidence, then?

      Didn’t think so.

      That means only one of us is running in circles: the one with bupkis.

      So, is that it, then? Personal attacks and name-calling…because you have such a *good* argument?

      No, that is what sore losers do when they’ve *lost* the argument.

      You be sure to let me know when you have some evidence, so you can stop thinking that people who point out that you’re wrong are ‘pricks.’

      Nice signature, BTW.

  10. Mike, Here is another liberty-minded viewpoint article on this subject from Natural News. Let’s not forget about health freedom please.

    Polio ‘global health emergency’ entirely fabricated by W.H.O. to sell more vaccines almost nobody needs

    http://www.naturalnews.com/045219_polio_pandemic_global_health_emergency_scare_stories.html#ixzz32MAWjQL7

    • And let’s not forget about the swine flu hoax, exposed by Sheryl Atkisson. One obvious motive would have been to sell vaccines.

      I’m not trying to paint in black-and-white where vaccines are concerned. It’s a can of worms that would take serious study to figure out.

  11. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

    Polio programme: let us declare victory and move on

    By Dr. Jacob Puliye
    Head of Department of Paediatrics,
    St Stephens Hospital, India

    http://ijme.in/~ijmein/index.php/ijme/article/view/110/1065

    Non-polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP)
    “This shows that the non-polio AFP rate increases in proportion to the number of polio vaccine doses received in each area. Nationally, the non-polio AFP rate is now 12 times higher than expected. In the states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar, which have pulse polio rounds nearly every month, the non-polio AFP rate is 25- and 35-fold higher than the international norms.”

    Conclusion
    The polio eradication programme epitomises nearly everything that is wrong with donor funded ‘disease specific’ vertical projects, at the cost of investments in community-oriented primary health care (horizontal programmes) (38). Gilliam has described how vertical programmes undermine broader health services through duplication of effort (each single disease control programme requires its own bureaucracy), distort national health plans and budgets and, because salaries of donor-funded vertical programmes are often more than double those of equally trained government workers, lead to a diversion of skilled local health personnel from primary healthcare, causing an ‘internal brain drain’ (39). We have seen how polio, that was not a priority for public health in India, was made the target for attempted eradication with a token donation of $ 0.02 billion. The Government of India finally had to fund this hugely expensive programme, which cost the country 100 times more than the value of the initial grant.

    De Maeseneer and colleagues suggest that vertical programmes have unwittingly increased the incidence of other diseases and broken the first rule of medicine-primum non nocere- first do no harm. They cite the example of HIV and hepatitis caused by WHO-endorsed immunisation programmes against other diseases (40). With polio eradication there was a huge increase in non-polio AFP, in direct proportion to the number of doses of the vaccine used. Though all the data was collected within an excellent surveillance system, the increase was not investigated openly. Another question ethicists will ask, is why champions of the programme continued to exhort poor countries to spend scarce resources on a programme they should have known, in 2002, was never going to succeed …

    The elephant in the room: the problem of non-polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP)

    It has been reported in the Lancet that the incidence of AFP, especially non-polio AFP has increased exponentially in India after a high potency polio vaccine was introduced (25). Grassly and colleagues suggested, at that time, that the increase in AFP was the result of a deliberate effort to intensify surveillance and reporting in India (26). The National Polio Surveillance Programme maintained that the increased numbers were due to reporting of mild weakness, presumably weakness of little consequence (27). However in 2005, a fifth of the cases of non-polio AFP in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) were followed up after 60 days. 35.2% were found to have residual paralysis and 8.5% had died (making the total of residual paralysis or death – 43.7%) (28). Sathyamala examined data from the following year and showed that children who were identified with non-polio AFP were at more than twice the risk of dying than those with wild polio infection (27).

    Data from India on polio control over 10 years, available from the National Polio Surveillance Project, has now been compiled and made available online for it to be scrutinised by epidemiologists and statisticians (29).

    This shows that the non-polio AFP rate increases in proportion to the number of polio vaccine doses received in each area. Nationally, the non-polio AFP rate is now 12 times higher than expected. In the states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar, which have pulse polio rounds nearly every month, the non-polio AFP rate is 25- and 35-fold higher than the international norms. The relationship of the non-polio AFP rate is curvilinear with a more steep increase beyond six doses of OPV in one year. The non-polio AFP rate during the year best correlates to the cumulative doses received in the previous three years. Association (R2) of the non-polio AFP rate with OPV doses received in 2009 was 41.9%. Adding up doses received from 2007 increased the association (R2 = 55.6% p < 0.001) (30). Population density did not show any association with the non-polio AFP rate, although others have suggested that it is related to polio AFP (31).

    The international incidence of non-polio AFP is said to be 1 to 2/100,000 in the populations under 15 (32, 33). The benchmark of good surveillance is the ability to detect one case of AFP per 100,000 children even in the absence of polio (34). In 2011, an additional 47,500 children were newly paralysed in the year, over and above the standard 2/100,000 non-polio AFP that is generally accepted as the norm. (32, 33). It is sad that, even after meticulous surveillance, this large excess in the incidence of paralysis was not investigated as a possible signal, nor was any effort made to try and study the mechanism for this spurt in non-polio AFP. These findings point to the need for a critical appraisal to find the factors contributing to the increase in non-polio AFP with increase in OPV doses – perhaps looking at the influence of strain shifts of entero-pathogens induced by the vaccine given practically once every month.

    From India's perspective the exercise has been extremely costly both in terms of human suffering and in monetary terms. It is tempting to speculate what could have been achieved if the $2.5 billion spent on attempting to eradicate polio were spent on water and sanitation and routine immunisation. Perhaps control of polio, to the level of elimination, may well have been achieved as it has been in more developed countries. When the US was badly mired in Iraq in 2005, Joe Galloway suggested that the US must simply declare victory, and then exit (35). Perhaps the time is right for such an honourable strategy with regard to polio eradication.

    • The first lin is a giant conspiracy theory, and one we’ve known about since the 60s. Wringing hands doesn’t help, and that site provides nothing else.

      You should read the good version of the same idea instead, which has the dual merits of not making things up, and providing suggestions for what, we, the little people, can do about it:

      http://www.luminist.org/archives/grunch.pdf

      The second link was to a website with a search term, which means you aren’t being very clear; what is your point?

  12. OMG, I’m shocked, shocked, US spy agencies are spying on people? Really?

    Sorry, but they last time I check, that was their friggin job.

    And do you utopian America is at fault for everything believers actuallt think for one minute that the Russians, Chines and a whole slew of other countries aren’t spying on us right now?

    It’s amazing to me how simple your minds work

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