Today we learned that Bush may have contracted the mysterious and controversial Lyme Disease (Source: Forbes). Apparently he was treated for it last year, and now he's all better (claims the White House).
An undeniably odd -- ominous? -- coincidence surrounds the location and timing of the emergence of so-called Lyme Disease. From a letter to a
According to former Justice official John Loftus, Nazi bio warfare scientists, including Erich Traub, were hired under the top secret
government Operation Paperclip, and they experimented with ticks and a variety of other common bioweapons on U.S. , which lies a few miles directly opposite Old Plum Island , and is currently under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security. Lyme, Connecticut
Plum Island, the Military and the Department of Homeland Security U.S. lab directors have stated to Michael Carroll, author of the book “Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Germ Laboratory”, that they kept colonies of the hard tick Amblyomma americanum, a known carrier of Borrelia Lonestari, on Plum Island . Carroll describes eyewitnesses as saying that infected animals on Plum Island were kept in open pens. Plum Island
Carroll also asserts that there was heavy two-way traffic between the U.S. Army’s biological weapons research lab at
Fort Detrick, and researchers on Plum Island, also known as . One document uncovered a 1969 shipment, by military escort, of “Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis and antisera” to a Dr. J.J. Callis, from the Viral and Rickettsial Division, Army Biological Laboratory, Fort Terry .  Fort Detrick
Michael Carroll quotes former
Plum Islandlab director Jerry Callis talking about tick research on Plum Island: “ experimented with ticks, but never outside of containment. We had a tick colony where you take them and feed them on the virus and breed ticks to see how many generations it would last, on and on, until its diluted. Recently they reinstated the tick colony.” Carroll additionally cites a 1978 US Department of Agriculture (UDSA) document titled “African Swine Fever,” which further confirms the use of ticks as biowar vectors on Plum Island , noting that the report stated: “In 1975 and 1976 the adult and nyphal stages of Ablyomma americanum (the Lone Star tick) and Ablyomma cajunense (the Plum Island tick) were found to be incapable of harboring and transmitting African Swine fever virus.” Cayenne
Coincidentally, the Lyme disease outbreak was identified about the time of the Swine Fever tick study conducted on
. Also at the time of the Plum Island Swine Fever experiments, the Lone Star tick’s range was limited to Plum Island . Today it is endemic in Texas New Jersey, New York Stateand Connecticut, and as Carroll states in Lab 257, no one can answer how the Lone Star tick migrated from Texasto and Connecticut. New York
The long-suspected connection between biowarfare and
was confirmed in Cold War records declassified in 1993. According to the documents, when eliciting a biowarfare test in the early 1950s, the Joint Chiefs of Staff stated: “Steps should be taken to make certain adequate facilities are available, including those at Plum Island , Dugway Proving Ground [ Fort Detrick Utah], Fort Terry( ) and an island testing area.” [6 Plum Island
You can find a summary of the book Lab 257 here. I skimmed through that book in a store once; it seemed to me to have been well researched.
Perhaps the more urgent question now, is not the origins of the disease, but whether the