Conspiracy Fact – How the Government Conducted 239 Secret Bioweapon Experiments on the American People

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It all began in late September of 1950, when over a few days, a Navy vessel used giant hoses to spray a fog of two kinds of bacteria, Serratia marcescens and Bacillus globigii — both believed at the time to be harmless — out into the fog, where they disappeared and spread over the city.

The unsuspecting residents of San Francisco certainly could not consent to the military’s germ warfare test, and there’s good evidence that it could have caused the death of at least one resident of the city, Edward Nevin, and hospitalized 10 others.

Over the next 20 years, the military would conduct 239 “germ warfare” tests over populated areas, according to news reports from the 1970s.

These tests included the large-scale releases of bacteria in the New York City subway system, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and in National Airport just outside Washington, D.C.

– From the MSN article: ‘One of the Largest Human Experiments in History’ was Conducted on the Unsuspecting Residents of San Francisco

Regular readers of this site will be well aware of various conspiracy facts concerning a multitude of shady activities by the U.S. government, both past and present. But did you know that beginning in 1950, the U.S. government conducted a series of secret bioweapon experiments on an unsuspecting American public? Didn’t think so.

We learn from MSN that:

One fact many may not know about San Francisco’s fog is that in 1950, the US military conducted a test to see whether it could be used to help spread a biological weapon in a “simulated germ warfare attack.” This was just the start of many such tests around the country that would go on in secret for years.

The test was a success, as Rebecca Kreston explains over at Discover Magazine, and also “one of the largest human experiments in history.” But as she writes, it was also “one of the largest offenses of the Nuremberg Code since its inception.” The code stipulates that “voluntary, informed consent” is required for research participants, and that experiments that might lead to death or disabling injury are unacceptable.

So it only took five years after the end of World War II for the U.S. to break the Nuremberg code. Can you even begin to imagine what it is willing to do in 2015 with the current crop of mindbogglingly unethical, corrupt politicians in power?

The unsuspecting residents of San Francisco certainly could not consent to the military’s germ warfare test, and there’s good evidence that it could have caused the death of at least one resident of the city, Edward Nevin, and hospitalized 10 others.

This is a crazy story, one that seems like it must be a conspiracy theory. An internet search will reveal plenty of misinformation and unbelievable conjecture about these experiments. But the core of this incredible tale is documented and true.

It all began in late September of 1950, when over a few days, a Navy vessel used giant hoses to spray a fog of two kinds of bacteria, Serratia marcescens and Bacillus globigii — both believed at the time to be harmless — out into the fog, where they disappeared and spread over the city.

“It was noted that a successful BW [biological warfare] attack on this area can be launched from the sea, and that effective dosages can be produced over relatively large areas,” concluded a later-declassified military report, cited by the Wall Street Journal.

Over the next 20 years, the military would conduct 239 “germ warfare” tests over populated areas, according to news reports from the 1970s (after the secret tests had been revealed) in The New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press and other publications (via Lexis-Nexis), and also detailed in congressional testimony from the 1970s.

These tests included the large-scale releases of bacteria in the New York City subway system, on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and in National Airport just outside Washington, D.C.

In a 1994 congressional testimony, Cole said that none of this had been revealed to the public until a 1976 newspaper story revealed the story of a few of the first experiments — though at least a Senate subcommittee had heard testimony about experiments in New York City in 1975, according to a 1995 Newsday report.

In 1950, the first Edward Nevin had been recovering from a prostate surgery when he suddenly fell ill with a severe urinary tract infection containing Serratia marcescens, that theoretically harmless bacteria that’s known for turning bread red in color. The bacteria had reportedly never been found in the hospital before and was rare in the Bay Area (and in California in general).

The bacteria spread to Nevin’s heart and he died a few weeks later.

Now here’s where it gets downright terrifying. The government claims it is immune from deaths related to any secret government tests on the public. Freedom.

Nevin’s grandson tried to sue the government for wrongful death, but the court held that the government was immune to a lawsuit for negligence and that they were justified in conducting tests without subjects’ knowledge. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Army stated that infections must have occurred inside the hospital and the US Attorney argued that they had to conduct tests in a populated area to see how a biological agent would affect that area.

Take a step back and imagine if you were alive in 1950. Five years after the Allies’ glorious victory in World War II, and someone told you the U.S. government was conducting bioweapon experiments on the American public in secret. Not only would you not believe it, you’d think this person was a complete and total lunatic. Now try to imagine what they are undoubtably doing right now.

For related articles, see:

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Michael Krieger

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  1. I am not a conspiracy theorist per say however undoubtedly many who have worked from the taxpayers pocket book have no idea that voluntary informed consent does not mean torturing someone until they will agree to anything and volunteer for anything. Dick Cheney might think torture leads to voluntary informed consent but anyone with an ounce of commonsense would not.

  2. When some –usually uninformed–person I am trying to share information like this is trying to use the old canard of “conspiracy theorist” on me, the easiest way to shut them up is to just say, ‘Then you must have a competing theory based on demonstrable fact. What is it?” Usually 11 times out of 10, they have zip. Nothing more than derision and that smug comfort that arises out of being totally disinterested in doing any individual searching for truth.

    The battle for the hearts and minds of the vast majority of Americans will be won or lost with words. We’d better understand how to decisively discredit those who have so easily taken the high ground based on our apparent inability to persuasively argue our position.

    When we let them get away with it, we have let liberty slip a little further from our hands.

  3. These people are completely out of their minds. Why anyone listens or complies with them is totally beyond me. Whatever they want me to to, I ignore. That’s taking back your power.

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  5. I remember in 1952 asking my father (USNA Class of 1945) why he was voting for Eisenhower. His answer was “Because the General would never make us poison Americans like we had to in San Francisco.”

  6. Maybe that explains the reason for the idiocy of those residents in electing Nancy Pelosi! It definitely “clouded” their judgement.

  7. Read the book “A Higher Form of Killing” by Robert Harris and Jeremy Paxmon. A book about all sorts of tests done on the public, how it was done and what was used and the outcome. Very eye opening!

  8. Its a little known fact-The military used to & as far as I know, still test new “medications” on dependents of service personnel case in point APCs-forerunner of Tylenol!

  9. When elected officials violate the public trust they should put on trial for their lives. And if found guilty, executed. Just because these egregious, heinous experiments took place many years ago does not excuse it. We must be ever vigilant of the government. Any government at any level. When we don’t pay attention, when we become complacent, this is the result. Great, the republicans now control the house and senate. I don’t care, I still don’t trust them. And I am a republican! Any government by its very nature is evil. Never forget that.

    • We the people get what we are~
      The government is made up of us
      So if they are corrupt WE are corrupt.

  10. Nothing in this country will ever be as we believe they should be since 9/11 especially. Yes Dick Cheney is still actively involved in sinister events planned and there are more like ISIS, Jade Helm, and others. Canada, U.S and Mexico are in plans to merge into one country next. There will be civil unrest and that’s why you’ll see more military drills. But nothing will stop them because Americans are lazy, stupid, and extremely complacent. What this country needs is revolt. Unless you reading reporting like this piece are willing to share with as many as possible, nothing changes and all our lives, civil liberty and freedoms are at risk. Speak out! Copy and paste this and others like it and email it to everyone you know. Do something with your meager existence for a chance at betterment of the world.

  11. Anybody have a recent list or article that details all the conspiracy theories that have proven true? Thanks.

  12. This reply is censered. Free speach a joke we the people have lost. the Nazis are in so practice your
    Sig hile to hittler.injoy the kashasians while you believe you are free.

  13. Who cares if the military bombards then Butt Bangers in San Francisco and the commies in , New York, and D.C.? Maybe we could try the Southern Border?

  14. May a miserable death await the jerks in the Federal Government responsible for perpetrating the Hitler like experiments on innocent American Citizens and may there be a place in Hell to torment them throughout perpetuity.

  15. That’s why I’m co-founder of APACT-AFRICAN PEOPLE AGAINST COVERT TECHNOLOGY. GLOBAL WHITE SUPREMACY” THE SYSTEM” ARE VERY SICK MINDED PEOPLE.

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    I read that similar studies were conducted in Cincinnati about the same time. The difference was they were using radio active material. Results were not so pretty.

  17. I have suspected this for many years, but hoped it wasn’t true, because this is called, murder, plain and simple. Those that have and may still do these things will be called up to Gods judgement for such acts. Its a terrible thing to plan and conduct a murder for the sake of science or whatever one may call it. This is not love for your neighbor as God has asked us to do.

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