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Old 10-19-2009, 02:14 PM
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Default 1918 Spanish Flu a Biological Warfare Agent?


THE PROPOSITION:

Was the 1918 Spanish 'Flu a biological warfare agent?

The proof:

1. The virus broke out while the First World War was still raging.

2. It was soldiers who first got the disease.

3. Many at the time blamed the outbreak on the German military who were accused of spreading the virus in an effort to win the war.

4. It was Allied soldiers who first got the disease.

5. When Germans soldiers eventually also started to succumb to the virus, the German surrender came pretty swiftly.

6. Chemical weapons were first used during the First World War, were biological weapons used also?

7. It is estimated that more people died as a result of the Spanish 'Flu than died as a direct result of the fighting in the whole of WWI. Did this single fact subsequently influence the almost universal global ban on biological weapons?

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Old 10-20-2009, 10:16 AM
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The 1918 Spanish ‘Flu epidemic killed more people than the Black Death.

In some parts of the world it killed as many as 16% of the population.

It was only called the ‘Spanish ‘Flu’ because only neutral Spain were reporting on the problem indicating the level of censorship surrounding the issue in wartime Europe.

But why exactly were they keeping quiet about it?

It is true that the experts give conflicting details on the subject of the outbreak (but what’s new about that, that’s what they always do?) but the clues are still there.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:48 AM
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Research carried out by John Oxford, a virologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and the Royal London Hospital, has found that the virus first got hold in 1918 at the British military camp at Étaples in France.

This camp formed an important centre communication wise and was linked by rail transporting troops straight to the frontlines.

In other words the virus could not have been better placed for disrupting the Allied war effort.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:45 AM
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Default Re: 1918 Spanish Flu a Biological Warfare Agent?

Biological warfare was even used in the medieval era. The corpses of diseased animals and humans were catapulted over castle walls during sieges in the hope of infecting the occupants within.

In 1918 people were aware of the existence of microbes and had a fair idea of how they worked.

It is not implausible that in 1918 it had been observed that an often deadly disease sometimes caused birds to fall out of the sky and in order to make the disease transmissible to man they had taken the bird ‘flu and given it to pigs? This is how scientists today believe Spanish ‘Flu came about, that an avian ‘flu was given to swine and then finally to man.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:14 PM
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The Spanish ‘Flu has become known as the “forgotten pandemic”. Despite its devastating impact with anywhere between 3% and 6% of the entire world’s population dying, historians have been at loss to explain why this dark event in the history of humanity has more or less faded from our collective memory.

But is this unwillingness to remember the Spanish ‘Flu not symptomatic of the inclination of our world’s governments to hide the embarrassing truth about how this virus was originally spread?
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: 1918 Spanish Flu a Biological Warfare Agent?

Its certainly possible. Just have an infected soldier "desert" to the other side and there you go!
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:05 AM
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Default Re: 1918 Spanish Flu a Biological Warfare Agent?

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Its certainly possible. Just have an infected soldier "desert" to the other side and there you go!
I detect a crafty snipe at my suggestion EireEngineer!

However, I continue........

The Spanish ‘Flu is still alive and kicking in scientific labs across the world. Scientists have retrieved live virus samples of the 1918 Spanish Influenza from victims who were frozen after death.

Many have questioned the wisdom of handling such a dangerous virus given the risks of an accidental outbreak.

As a result of this and despite a widespread ban on biological weapons, secret stockpiles of Spanish ‘Flu can be produced for weapons usage.
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:18 PM
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No snipe, I was being serious. It truly would not be hard to use it as a weapon.
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:52 PM
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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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Old 10-26-2009, 08:50 AM
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I dont need to read the link to tell you that yes, the Germans sponsored Lenin (and sent him back to Russia) hoping it would destabilize the Russians.
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