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America’s Runaway Bacteria

How Yet Another US Bio-weapon is Getting Rampant in Europe

Jean Perier via NEO

In my previous articles I’ve touched upon the deadly weapons of tomorrow, those that reek of death and destruction for the mankind, developed in top-secret US laboratories. Previously, I’ve examined the mutated bacteria codenamed Cynthia, that was originally designed to consume hydrocarbon wastes but instead it started to consume human flesh. Even though there’s been a number of lethal cases along the Gulf of Mexico, American authorities chose to keep this whole deal a secret.

However, their secret experiments haven’t stopped there, but now they are being conducted away from American shores, namely in Europe, as Donald Trump himself listed this continent as one of the principal rivals of the United States in the world-wide war for global domination.

A rather disturbing number of reports has recently been presented by independent media sources, all talking about the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria that threatens to completely wipe both Italy and a number of other Mediterranean countries clean off centuries-old olive trees. This microbe, which would typically appear in America, has already infected 800 thousand olive trees in the closed commune of Salento, located in Apulia, Italy.

This Italian region produces more than a third of the world’s supply of olive oil, which amounts to some 11 million tons a year. The standards of olive oil producers in Puglia are widely regarded as industry standards that most other producers can only strive to achieve. The rapid spread of bacteria has already resulted in oil manufacturers suffering 250 million euros in losses, and it doesn’t seem that anybody knows how to put a stop to it. As it’s been pointed out by Angelo Corsetti, a representative of the Italian agricultural group Coldiretti, Italian oil producers were forced into creating a sanitary cordon, cutting off an area of 8,000 hectares from their lands completely. The contaminated area is going to be purged of any surviving olive trees in a bid to save those still unaffected by the bacteria.

Olive oil producers have recently expressed their concern about the possible spread of Xylella fastidiosa across the Mediterranean states, namely Greece, Spain, and France, with regions of Northern Africa and Middle East also being at risk of contamination.

According to European ID specialists, olive trees are not the only ones that remain vulnerable to this pathogen, as a number of vineyards is  also at risk, especially Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Unsurprisingly, wine producers of the whole Mediterranean basin are now expressing their concern over the possible epidemic of Xylella fastidiosa going rampant across their vineyards.

In addition, it turned out that this bacteria has the potential of destroying the entire banana market. The rapid spread of fungus has already ruined banana plantations across the Southeast Asia and is now spreading across the Middle East and Africa, which threatens the global banana market. In particular, the root system of the Cavendish banana family turned out to be extremely susceptible to this microbe, which is rather terrifying since it’s by far the most widely produced banana cultivar. Traces of this disease have already been located in Latin America, Jordan and Mozambique.

Xylella fastidiosa from the Gammaproteobacteria class is capable of infecting more than two hundred plant variations that belong to a total of fifty families of important nutritional crops, including grapes, stone fruit, olives, citrus fruits, coffee, sunflower, etc. In addition, there is a large number of plants that can be infected with Xylella without showing any visual signs of being infected! Thus, thanks to latent carriers, the bacterium will carry on its rapid spread.

It’s curious that this disease in a number of European media sources has already been dubbed as an “agent of US imperialist policies”. The bacteria has already inflicted massive losses on the economy of the entire EU. According to some comments, the fact that Italy, which has recently been trying to pursue its own national interests in total disregard of Washington’s dictates, has been heavily affected by this bacteria may serve as a indicator that American hawks wanted to teach it a lesson, especially in a situation when it chose to approach Moscow, that the United States has been demonizing for years.

The main carriers of Xylella fastidiosa are cicadas that feed on plants. And in this regard, one would involuntarily recall accusations repeatedly made by European scientists that the so-called Insect Allies project supervised by American secret services was nothing but an attempt to develop weapons of mass destruction.

It was launched by the Pentagon back in 2016 and can easily be regarded as an attempt to create biological weapons, notes Science, citing the interviews of a number of high-profile European scientists. This program is funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the US Department of Defense, with the latter allocating some 45 million dollars over a course of four years. The program was specifically designed to promote the use of artificial insects to infect crops with genetically modified viruses, which, in turn, will modify the genome of mature plants.

Secret studies for this program is conducted in a number of US universities. Scientists, whose opinion publishes Science, considered that “the program can be widely perceived as an attempt to develop biological agents for hostile purposes, as well as their means of delivery”. The Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention (CCD) is pretty strict in prohibiting any attempts of developing biological agents unless they are created for preventive, protective or other peaceful purposes. This was the position of a lawyer of the University of Freiburg, Silia Wieneki. She believes that the existence of such a program is difficult to justify, since the methods of virus delivery are difficult to track and control and it is unlikely that they will be reserved for peace purposes only.

Experts and agricultural producers of the Mediterranean basin also ask a natural question: why has the United States, that has been actively developing its biological defense system both in its own country and abroad, failed to prevent the uncontrolled spread of this epidemic in a timely manner, if they were actually going to do it?

Thus, by constantly expanding the area of the so-called National Biodefense Strategy, the United States has been actively adding new states to this network, spending tens of millions of dollars to achieve seemingly noble goals. Only in recent years, the White House has got such countries aboard as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, India, Iraq, Tanzania, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine, which results in hundreds of new biological laboratories being created by the Pentagon. The population of countries hosting this laboratories hasn’t been informed about the goals of the top-secret projects that Pentagon pursues. As a result, we witness cases similar to the spread of the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria, which makes most anybody wonder why the so-called National Biodefense Strategy isn’t working or if it is, wasn’t it behind this epidemics?

So it’s about time the international community starts asking questions instead of watching in silence the creation of hundreds of biological laboratories in those states that the White House is not describing as the principal allies of the United States! And since Washington has been keen on imposing sanctions on the rest of the world, isn’t it  time for the international community to impose such sanctions on the US, until the moment US will disclose the content of its secret programs?

Jean Périer is an independent researcher and analyst and an expert on the Near and Middle East.

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Robert J.
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Robert J.

I’m all prepared to look into any theory, “conspiracy” or else. This one in particular, although it comes rather belatedly: for years now, Italians, the 5-Star Movement (M5S) now in government in particular, have been discussing this issue and whose interests the olive tree massacre might serve. However, having the words bacteria, fungus and microbe shot in one breath doesn’t speak well for any theory. Whereas describing the current situation as “(…) Italy (…) has recently been trying to pursue its own national interests in total disregard of Washington’s dictates (…)” is, to say the least, reductive. Others might find… Read more »

Dr. Mabuse
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Dr. Mabuse

Your points are very well made. And yet: is it not a sign of unfathomable perversity that the USA – or any country – would even fund a program targetting the biosphere of the planet?

Robert J.
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Robert J.

Yes. But I wouldn’t put it down to “unfathomable perversity” only. Mindlessness motivated (can mindlessness be motivated?) by greed = profit fits the bill just as well, if not better. And while reflecting on the subject of motivations, where’s the difference between the mind of a suicide bomber and the mind of those who imagine bacterial weapons like these? Well, suicide bombers may have very different motivations… Meanwhile, back to M. Périer, Jean. More flimsy stuff in that link to an article of his about Cynthia-the-bacteria:“ (…) hundred thousand dead fish found off the coast of north Louisiana”, states he.… Read more »

John
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John

America is the greatest threat to mankind

Antonym
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Antonym

“National Biodefense Strategy” : nonsense with a big title to fool Joe Sixpack and the Democrats. Unless GPS is build in into biological organisms, they will spread all over the globe including the US. Viruses and even heavier bacteria spread through dust in clouds everywhere, fast.
The Graun knew this already in 2009: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/sep/27/dust-storms-diseases-sydney

Antonym
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Antonym

Why drag the name Trump into this story? Looks very neo-connish…

Gary Wilson
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Gary Wilson

Quotes from the late soil scientist, William A. Albrecht, PhD:
“Insects and disease are the symptoms of a failing crop, not the cause of it.”
“The use of sprays is an act of desperation in a dying agriculture. It’s not the overpowering invader we must fear but the weakened condition of the victim.”
“We are exhausting the quality of our soils. As we do so the quality of our plants goes down.. And we are accepting this.”
These are taken from Volume I of “The Albrect Papers” on a page titled, “Tart Albrechtisms”.

Frances
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Not to forget Lyme disease, Morgellons.

Stephen
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Stephen

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3911242/

Phages are the solution by a vector is needed.

Fair dinkum
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Fair dinkum

Mustard gas during WWI, the fire bombing of civilian targets by the Allied forces during WW2, Napalm in Vietnam and depleted uranium in the Middle East.
Bombs and bullets are not brutal enough for PSYCHOPATHS in war zones.

jj
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jj

“This microbe, which would typically appear in America, has already infected 800 thousand olive trees in the closed commune of Salento, located in Apulia, Italy.”

Did the U.S. just release a lot of infected insects from around its military bases in Apulia, Italy – is that how it started?
I remember Iraq discovered that UN personnel had buried containers with insect eggs in Iraq’s crop fields.

Terje M
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I can’t find anything about containers of insects in Iraq by searching in Google. Do you have a link to more information?

Robbobbobin
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Robbobbobin

“I can’t find anything about containers of insects in Iraq”

But off he jolly well went, notwithstanding…

Rebecca Jones
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Rebecca Jones
Terje M
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Thanks for the Iraqi links, The claims are tantalizing, but lack a bit depth. Even some pictures of the containers would have helped. Oh, how wonderful it would be to have an alternative press back then that could have investigated these things, like Dilyana Gaytandzhieva did with the Georgian bio-labs! They threw everything they could against Iraq, including counterfeiting and destroying the Iraqi currency, so it is not inherently implausible they used plant diseases. In the early 1950’s, East Germany strongly accused the US of dropping Colorado beetles from crop dusting airplanes to sabotage economic development, but the issue petered… Read more »

Schlüter
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Happy New Year!
Concerning the article see also:
“A Reminder: Neocon Think Tanks and Fascism”: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/a-reminder-neocon-think-tanks-and-fascism-zur-erinnerung-neocon-think-tanks-und-faschismus/
Regards

Thomas Prentice
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Thomas Prentice

There is no bottom to the vast depth of wickedness and Satanic evil of the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

RealPeter
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RealPeter

I’m afraid this article lacks any serious references, e.g. to the “European media sources” in which Xylella fastidiosa has allegedly “been dubbed as an “agent of US imperialist policies””. Moreover, even if the bacterium in question has really been thus accused, the accusation would not in itself constitute any kind of proof that X. fastidiosa is being used as a bio-weapon.

This is a shoddy piece of paranoia about a subject which deserves being dealt with somewhat more seriously.

padre
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padre

I don’t think that would satisfy someone like you, you would only brand it as fake!

Kenw6
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Kenw6

If the truth comes out of the mouth of a dog, it is still the truth. Instead of critiquing someones reporting style, you should be very much concerned whether or not it is the truth and that you can ascertain for your self. Especially on an issue such as this one.

David William Pear
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David William Pear

It is in our Scott-Irish origin, where most of the original settlers came from; and our early and current president.

David William Pear
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David William Pear

The US purposely caused and spread the waterborne disease cholera during the “first” Iraq War in the 1990’s causing millions of deaths, especially of children which Madeleine Albright infamously described as “worth it” in 1996. Apparently the US thought so, since it continued to kill children with cholera for at least until 2001. For documentation of this simple genocidal germ warfare used by the US one can find it at “The Role of ‘Iraq Water Treatment Vulnerabilities’ in Halting One Genocide and Preventing Others” published by the Association of Genocide Scholars on pdf at http://www.casi.org.uk/info/nagy010612.pdf The Saudis have been using… Read more »

vexarb
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@DW Pear. Yes I, noted during the Iraq gang bang by Rothschild agent TB.Liar and the Bush Regime of Oil People with their Coalition of the Killing, that it was General Colon Powell who ordered the bombing of Baghdad’s sewage system so that more Iraqi could die of Colonic Disease. Particularly virulent bacteria ought to be named after such people.

binra
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I don’t argue with the uncovering of intent and attempt to weaponise anything and everything to get and keep possession or dispossess rivals – or simply bring down everyone else with you as a sort of vengeance on a ‘failed life’. But I’d like to invite a different view of the bacteriological aspect of our lives. The following link came up from searching ‘germ theory’ and on reading it, I felt it a fair overview. http://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/05/louis_pasteur_vs_antoine_bchamp_and_the_germ_theory_of_disease_causation_1.html The article is worth pasting into a more readily readable form. But it is not definitive so much as sketching the outlines. One can… Read more »

vexarb
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Binra, applied bacteriology is merely a tool — and every tool is a potential weapon. As German engineers used to say under the Nazis, From one Cross we can make two gallows. The evil lies not in the tool but in the intent. That is why Dante (following Aquinas) assigns Sins of Perverted Intelligence to the lowest Circles of Inferno. As a child I learned there are friendly bacteria which give us the means to make bread and wine and cheese (some of the Glories of Christendom, according to ChesterBelloc). And there are unfriendly bacteria which we must fight. I… Read more »

Gary Weglarz
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Gary Weglarz

The U.S. is the greatest danger to human and ecological survival facing the planet. While the Orange One’s persona can justifiably be characterized as that of a sort of school yard bully and buffoon, behind him, hidden in the shadows, is an assemblage of amoral psychopaths and serial killers the likes of which the world hasn’t seen since the Reich. In fact U.S. deep state research into germ warfare and other related mayhem was jump started by our incorporation of both Nazi and Japanese scientists into CIA & military programs after WWII. This type of crazy has long been percolating… Read more »

Robert Laine
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In January of 1991, listening to news about Operation Desert Storm, it suddenly dawned on me that the US had become the greatest threat to world peace. The breakup of the Soviet Union meant there was little serious competition. Growing up after WWII I had “learned” about the brain-washing, torture and germ warfare that enemies would use, an impossibility for exceptional USAmerica. We have more than 70 years of BS/fake news to counter, a daunting but not impossible task. Revving up grassroots politics, ignorance-reducing campaigns and blows to economic pockets where it really hurts could be just a few components… Read more »

David William Pear
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David William Pear

The majority of US Americans have always enthusiastically been thrilled and filled with pride and triumphalism in all of its wars. I guess the Brits have been too.

The mainstream newspapers have always been warmongers, whipping up war fever.

The Guardian is enthusiastically trying to start a war against Russia.

Propaganda of the population is early preparation for war.

John A
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John A

It’s curious that this disease in a number of European media sources has already been dubbed as an “agent of US imperialist policies”.
Wow, totally off message, MSM heads must roll. It must surely be part of Putin’s evil plans…..

johnplatinumgoss
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It is no doubt all part of the NWO plans. Wiping out the olive groves of Italy (clearly not seen as one of US allies) to make way for a boost in sales of Israeli olive oil from olive groves stolen from Palestine. What a wicked world!

David William Pear
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David William Pear

One of the best olive oils is produced by the Palestinians and is a main source of their economy. The Israelis are likely to use this diabolical disease to kill off Palestinian olive trees. They have been doing it the old fashioned way by cutting them down, stealing them and blocking access to Palestinian farmers.

Dee Drake (@DrakeDee)
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THorrific! But the Pentagon’s bio-warfare goes back to the 1950s and the Korean war. Watch the excellent documentary, Wormwood, on Netflix.

summitflyer
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summitflyer

This is probably the most scary article I have read .This has the potential of destroying our food source ,let alone the diseases that this can accompany .We are indeed living in Orwellian times .It could very well be that , as a species we will annihilate ourselves because of our greed and power hungry evils.
I never thought I would ever think so pessimistically about our future but this is horror in capital letters.