Lyme Disease and Biowarfare
Date Written: 14/08/2019
Year Published: 2019
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23783
Historical look at the connection between Lyme disease and US government-produced bioweapons by a journalist who has been researching it for decades.
"Pentagon May Have Released Weaponized Ticks That Helped Spread of Lyme Disease: Investigation Ordered" was the Newsweek headline last month. The article below it was about the U.S. House of Representatives having "quietly passed a bill requiring the Inspector General of the Department of Defense to conduct a review into whether the Pentagon experimented with ticks and other blood-sucking insects for use as biological weapons between 1950 and 1975...."
Then in 2004 came another book, Lab 257, also by an attorney, Michael Carroll, formerly a law firm associate of the late New York State Governor Mario Cuomo. Using documents he found in the National Archives, he exposes a full story about Plum Island. He detailed how Erich Traub during World War II was the "lab chief of Insel Riemsa secret Nazi biological warfare laboratory" in the Baltic with a mission in World War II of poisoning cattle in the Soviet Union.
Traub and hundreds of other Nazi scientists among them Wernher von Braun were brought to the U.S. in the U.S. government's "Project Paperclip" after the war. Traub was the "father" of the establishment of a biowarfare center on Plum Island, says Lab 257, with the same mission Insel Riems had -- going after Soviet livestock now with the Cold War having begun.