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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

German E Coli Contains Bubonic Plague DNA?


According to this May 21, 2011 article in Spiegel Online International:
...On Tuesday, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that Karch [the director of the RKI's EHEC consulting laboratory at the Münster University Hospital in western Germany] had discovered that the O104:H4 bacteria responsible for the current outbreak is a so-called chimera that contains genetic materia from various E. coli bacteria. It also contains DNA sequences from plague bacteria, which makes it particularly pathogenic. There is no risk, however, that it could cause a form of plague, Karch emphasized in remarks to the newspaper....
Bubonic plague has been used in biological warfare, most recently in 1941.

According to this source:
After World War II, both the United States and the Soviet Union developed diverse means of weaponizing pneumonic plague. Experiments included various delivery methods, vacuum drying, sizing the bacteria, developing strains resistant to antibiotics, combining the bacteria with other diseases (such as diphtheria), and genetic engineering. Scientists who worked in USSR bio-weapons programs have stated that the Soviet effort was formidable and that large stocks of weaponized plague bacteria were produced. Information on many of the Soviet projects is largely unavailable. Aerosolized pneumonic plague remains the most significant threat.

Contemporary cases

...There is no plague-infected animal population in Europe or Australia.
According to the New York Times in 2001:
American scientists in the 1980's made E. coli, a common bug, more virulent by transferring a dangerous gene from a relative of the plague bacterium.
And let's consider Hamburg itself, the epicenter of the most dangerous outbreak of E Coli in recorded history:
Police estimate that Hamburg has 1,000 Islamic radicals, about 100 of whom are considered dangerous.
Finally, we have the following from a review of the book Biohazard, published by Dr. Ken Alibek, head of the USSR's bioweapons program::
Many of the scientists who worked with him have been lured away from low-paying Russian labs to rogue regimes and terrorist groups around the world.
Is the recent outbreak of E Coli in Germany a weaponized version of the bacterium or a natural mutation? I'm certainly not qualified to answer that question, but surely Germany has scientists who are able to do so.

15 comments:

  1. We had better wake up. The 3rd world countries and the Al Qaeda are getting the capabilities for germ warfare.

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  2. Now that is weird even for evolution, don't you think?

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  3. Be afraid, be very afraid. This is not coincidence.

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  4. Definitely al-Qaeda. Iran is working on botulism in the meat supply.

    You a biologist now, mustang?

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  5. That's not surprising. Horizontal gene transfer is a hallmark of microbial life. Some other deadly E. Coli strains have shigella DNA. This is what happens among microbes.

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  6. From the info it's hard to tell if it's possible. There is one guarantee though, no government in Europe would try to find out if it were terrorism.

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  7. Could be...

    It drives me crazy every time I read something like this...

    "Police estimate that Hamburg has 1,000 Islamic radicals, about 100 of whom are considered dangerous."

    OK. Round them up and dump them in Yemen or Pakistan where they belong! Why do we put up with this? We in the west are suicidal fools.

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  8. Don't you just want to go back to bed and pull the covers over your head? forever? :-)

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  9. I covered this at my place. I seems really fishy to me, but I'm no expert in that field.

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  10. Nostradumbass said:
    "You a biologist now, mustang?"

    Maybe he saw it in the same cheesy art flick you did... No, he doesn't waste his time confused in Cloud Cuckoo Cinema Land.

    I'll tell you a little secret, Duncey. Many veterans have more than a passing acquaintanceship with weapons of mass destruction. Unlike leftist schmucks that have no acquaintanceship with reality.

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  11. Microbes do mutate.

    Microbes are also tampered with via bioengineering.

    See Biohazard by Ken Alibek and The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston for a crash course in how man has created bioweapons.

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  12. A chimera is a creature, or in this case a bacterium derived from 2 or more species. Created, not evolved, by combining them artificially.

    That's the dictionary definition. Chimeras are artificial creations.

    So. This was a release of some experiment in bacteriological warfare, apparently by design, since it was tracked to the legume seeds imported by a German farm, from countries rife with Islamic activism.

    The conclusion is pretty obvious that this was an act of terrorism. Now the Germans need to do a little exporting.

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  13. Whoever did this would have to have a lot of backing.

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