|Biowarfare: Who Poses the Threat? - New book / Biowarfare bulletins (1/11/2005)|
1.New book - Biowarfare: Who Poses the Threat?
The book looks good and some scary snips in the bulletins below - item 2.
1.Biowarfare: Who Poses the Threat
This book outlines how and why the United States government initiated, sustained and then dramatically expanded an illegal biological arms buildup.
Most significantly, U.S. expert Francis A. Boyle reveals how the new billion-dollar U.S. Chemical and Biological Defense Program has been reorientated to accord with the Neo-Conservative pre-emptive strike agenda-this time by biological and chemical warfare.
Linking U.S. biowarfare development to the October 2001 anthrax attack on Congress-the most significant political attack on the constitutional functioning of democracy in the United States in recent history-Boyle sheds new light on the motives for the attack, the media black hole of silence into which it has fallen, and why the FBI may never apprehend the perpetrators of this seminal political crime of the 21st century.
Biowarfare and Terrorism should raise public concern at what the vastly expanded US biowarfare research and purported civilian preparedness programs hold in store for America-and the extent to which the Bush administration is prepared to pursue them, irrespective of their incitement to a global biowarfare arms race, and likely exposure of the American people to future accidents and reprisals.
ISBN: 0-932863-46-9 * $12.95 2005
About the Author
Francis A. Boyle is a leading American professor, practitioner and advocate of international law. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia- Herzegovina at the World Court. Professor Boyle teaches international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign. He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University.
JONATHAN KING is Professor of Molecular Biology at MIT, and an authority on the genes and proteins of micro-organisms. Prof. King was a founder of the Council for Responsible Genetics and Co-Chair of its Committee on the Military Use of Biological Research. He has long been concerned with the social, economic and public health consequences of biomedical research.
Scientists at the University of Washington are now injecting this virus which killed millions in 1918 into monkeys. What can be the value of resurrecting and "learning more" about this long-dormant threat -- compared to the threat that the research and recuperation process itself poses?