"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and
hence, clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless
series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary" H.L. Mencken
THE GREAT ANTHRAX STOCK SWINDLE!
Where, oh where to begin!
Well, let's begin with Adm. William J. Crowe Jr. It seems that back when
Goerge H. W. Bush was setting up Osama Bin Laden as a Freedom fighter (A
"freedom fighter" is the same thing as a terrorist, only aimed at
someone you don't like) , the good Admiral (seen right) and his buddies
on the Joint Chiefs were selling American made weapons-grade Anthrax to
Saddam Hussein in the hopes that he would use it on Iran (and then we
wonder why the Iranian people don't much like Americans). Who knows who
else got these American-made weapons of mass destruction either from
Admiral Crowe or Saddam.
But that was then and this is now. Admiral Crowe is retired. Admiral
Crowe is quite wealthy, far beyond what one might expect on even an
Admiral's salary. In fact, Admiral Crowe sits on the Board of Directors
and owns 13% of BioPort Corporation.
What is the BioPort Corporation, I hear you ask? Well, it's the only
corporation in the United States with a license to make Anthrax Vaccine.
Except that BioPOrt doesn't actually make the vaccine, BioPOrt simply
bought the lab that does make the vaccine, Michigan Biologic Products
Institute, from the State of Michigan in 1998, oddly enough at the same
time John J. Maresca, Vice President of International Relations, UNOCAL
Corporation, was telling congress that access to the oil reserves under
the Caspian Sea required a new government in Afghanistan.
Along with the actual Anthrax Vaccine, BioPort acquired Michigan
Biologic Products Institute's sole and exclusive customer for the
vaccine, the U.S. Department of defense. And here is the kicker. Since
acquiring Michigan Biologic Products Institute, BioPort has not
delivered a drop of the stuff! Only 4% of the vaccine contracted for has
been delivered. FDA audits have uncovered suspicious record keeping and
contamination problems, causing the FDA to ban delivery of the product.
Despite this ban, the U.S. Government has continued to front BioPort
millions of dollars to kep the operation going. And, given the "State of
Emergency", it is likely that FDA concerns for the product will soon be
set aside and the vaccine delivered, not to the citizens whose taxes
paid for it all, but to the military and to the government.
So, good old Admiral Crowe and his fellow investors in BioPort are set
to make a bundle off of the Anthrax scare. Especially when market demand
pushes the price of the product high up above the contracted for $3.50
an ounce. And who are those fellow investors? Well, another part of
BioPort is owned by the Carlyse Group. That's George H. W. Bush's
current occupation. Yet another portion is owned by (you had better sit
down), the Bin Laden family!
That's right. Just as the Bin Laden family made a fortune with the
contract to rebuild the Khobar Towers supposedly blown up by Osama, the
Bin Ladens will again make a fortune from their part ownership of the
only company able to make an Anthrax Vaccine in the United States,
because Osama might have some of that Anthrax that the United States
sold to Saddam.
In fact, the shortage created by the FDA bans will make all the players
instant billionaires as market forces drive the price of the vaccine up
to thousands of dollars per ounce. (The same amount of Anthrax treatment
Cipro that sells for $20 in India now costs $690 in the US).
A very cozy arrangement. The Bushes and Bin Ladens (and the occasional
complicit Admiral) are all making money off of the fear and death of
Americans and Afghanis.
It's called "profiteering".
It's called conspiracy with a foreign power against the interests of the
people of the nation.
This sort of thing is what got Charles the First into trouble!
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