As part of the yearly budget in the United States, we have something called the NDAA (The National Defense Authorization Act). This is the defense spending bill that is reauthorized every term.
Typically, there are additions to this ‘Act’ (“budget”). One of the most unique additions that has been largely reported this cycle was a request by the New Jersey Republican Representative Chris Smith to investigate bugs.
What kind of bugs?
Smith is mostly interested in tick research between the years of 1950-1975.
Why bugs? Because Smith seems to think that the military has or is experimenting with bugs (such as ticks) to turn them into biological weapons of mass destruction.
So the defense act amendment specifically requests the Pentagon to release any information and conduct a review to determine if they were building these bioweapon vessels.
It’s been passed by the house and will likely pass the full way through. The Pentagon will have some years to build their case or shut it down. Which it almost certainly will, regardless of if it made the bioweapons or not. Save face, and all. It’s what the Pentagon typically does when presented with these kind of requests. Denial to disclose publically in the interest of ‘national security’, is the usual response.
Smith said the investigation would answer and explore the following questions:
- What were the parameters of the program?
- Who ordered it?
- Was there ever any accidental release anywhere or at any time of any diseased ticks?
- Were any ticks released by design?
- Did the program contribute to the disease burden?
- Could any of this information help current-day researchers find a way to mitigate these diseases?
Congress is Investigating Pentagon for Insect Bioweaponization
Crazy, isn’t it? That our government could be making the very same vessel that could escape and cause mass catastrophe on the homefront?
It’s really not even that far fetched. Rats have already been known as the perfect vector for massively harmful bioweapons such as the plague. Ticks already carry a tremendous amount of diseases. If anything, it would be an effective method of transporting a bioweapon.
And with the military research and funds behind it, could be of extreme importance to monitor and make public any information related to the development of these weapons.
Truthfully, I’d be more surprised if the governments of the world weren’t currently researching bioweapons. Bioweapons are the single most damaging, harmful, and powerful weapons we will have going into the future of war.