Congress and Pentagon continue to coverup deadly experiments done on military and civilian personnel
On July 13, the House Rules Committee killed a bill which would declassify decades worth of experiments conducted by the Pentagon on U.S. military personnel.
The bill known as the Defense Policy Act would have forced the Department of Defense to declassify 50+ years of experimentation done on U.S. servicemen, some who either died during the experiments or were permanently harmed when compounds such as Sarin Gas and Coxiella Burnetii where administered to them.
In the 1960’s and 1970’s the US government tested chemical and biological weapons on US troops in still little known secret programs called Projects 112 and SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense).¬†The Vietnam era tests involved some 6,000 military personnel being subject to experiments involving deadly nerve agents like sarin and VX, as well as biological agents like E. Coli,¬†all of which can result in quick death or potential lifelong debilitating health issues such as long-term central nervous system failure. A fatal dose of VX nerve agent, for example, can kill in minutes,¬†but it is unknown if the program resulted in deaths because documents remain classified as “Top Secret” even 50 years later.
Disturbingly, the National Academies¬†admits in a 2016 study¬†that among the 6000 personnel involved in the tests.
On Thursday the House Rules Committee, which decides what goes before the House floor, struck down the proposal, so the declassification won’t even be up for discussion before Congress. An enraged Rep. Thompson called the fact that it didn’t even make it out of committee “shameful” and took to the house floor saying:
These tests were an ugly part of our history. They put veteran lives at risk. And our veterans have every right to know what it was they were exposed to, how much they were exposed to, we need to think about their safety and their security. –¬†Zerohedge
Ironically military personnel were not the only individuals used in experiments of deadly compounds as many U.S. cities and civilians were also unknowingly treated with toxic and radioactive elements which were revealed two decades ago when former President Bill Clinton issued an apology to the American people over some of these actions conducted by the military industrial complex.
The United States Military conducted top secret experiments on the citizens of St. Louis, Missouri, for years, exposing them to radioactive compounds, a researcher has claimed.
While it was known that the government sprayed ‘harmless’¬†zinc cadmium silfide particles over the general population in St Louis,¬†Professor Lisa Martino-Taylor, a sociologist at St. Louis Community College, claims that a radioactive additive was also mixed with the compound.
In Corpus Christi, the chemical was dropped from airplanes over large swathes of city.¬† In St Louis, the Army put chemical sprayers on buildings, like schools and public housing projects, and mounted them in station wagons for mobile use. ‚Äď¬†Daily Mail
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once said,¬†“Military Men Are Just Dumb, Stupid Animals To Be Used As Pawns In Foreign Policy”. ¬†And with the House on Thursday choosing to keep the crimes of the Pentagon covered up even 50 years after the fact, there is no telling what else the government has done to military personnel and the American public under the guise of ‘National Security’.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr¬†is¬†a writer for¬†The Daily Economist,¬†Secretsofthefed.com,¬†Roguemoney.net, and¬†Viral Liberty, and hosts¬†the popular¬†youtube podcast¬†on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.¬†Ken can also¬†be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the¬†Angel Clark radio show.