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Old 10-24-2009, 12:52 PM
galexander galexander is offline
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Default Re: 1918 Spanish Flu a Biological Warfare Agent?

Originally Posted by EireEngineer View Post
No snipe, I was being serious. It truly would not be hard to use it as a weapon.
You could have read what you said in more than one way. Anyway it was not quite what I was suggesting.

Again, I continue.......

I also find it a startling fact that not only was the unique global event of the First World War accompanied by a devastating flu outbreak but that it also resulted in the 1917 Russian Revolution. The Germans blamed the Russians for having started the war and it seems ironic that Russia left the war because their own government was overthrown by insurgents.

Some have claimed that German agents had sponsored Lenin. See the following link:

Who was behind the Bolshevik Revolution?

Certainly when Russia left the war huge swathes of territory were handed over to Germany. And Russia was still not in the clear as it now had a civil war on its hands which dragged on until 1923.
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