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NOW FOR MORE BAD NEWS FROM GENETICS: THE GERMAN ECOLI OUTBREAK

As most of you know, I've been following the ecoli outbreak in Germany, and earlier referenced an article noting that the strain appeared to have signs or indicators of having been genetically engineered. Then, I ran across this article.... see if you catch what I caught:

WHO: E. coli outbreak may be from super-toxic new strain

Now, let's stop first of all and look at the sources for this story: MSNBC, running a wire service story of the Associate Press, which references the WHO(World Health Organization).

I must be honest and note that I have suspected, since this story was first reported, that we might be dealing with a deliberately concocted version of ecoli  here, and that Germany was the target for a variety of reasons, not the least of which were its increasingly and generally pro-Russian foreign policy, its refusal to join the rest of NATO in the Libyan feeding frenzy, and so on.

It is the sequence of events here that bothers me: (1) Libya, (2) German refusal to become militarily involved, (3) ecoli outbreak, then (4) Sudden announcement by Obama and Merkel that Germany would have some sort of unspecified role in the post-Qaddafi settlement in Libya. I've earlier noted that China and Germany are major trading partners, and that China has (or perhaps it would be better to say, had) major interests in Libya, and that thus German involvement, from the Chinese point of view, in the post-Qaddafi settlement might be a good thing.

So... in that context, it is intriguing to me - extremely intriguing in fact - that not only are German scientists looking at this weird strain of ecoli, but that the Chinese are as well. One can only guess at what is being discussed on the hotline between Beijing and Berlin, but my guess is that the Chinese Premier and the German Chancellorin are not pleased at what their scientists are telling them.

7 thoughts on “NOW FOR MORE BAD NEWS FROM GENETICS: THE GERMAN ECOLI OUTBREAK”

  1. [quote=Joseph P. Farrell]So… in that context, it is intriguing to me – extremely intriguing in fact – that not only are German scientists looking at this weird strain of ecoli, but that the Chinese are as well. One can only guess at what is being discussed on the hotline between Beijing and Berlin, but my guess is that the Chinese Premier and the German Chancellorin are not pleased at what their scientists are telling them.[/quote]

    Just as Germany had the ecoli outbreak, China’s own food safety is on high alert due to Taiwan’s recent plasticizer food scandal.

    This is remindful of the “anti- Made in China” hype few years ago, where poisonous substances were found in Chinese products on Western supermarket shelves, including Japan, where they found poisonous dumplings imported from China.

    In an unexpected move and what seemed like a countermeasure, China too exposed number of foreign imported products that contain harmful ingredients.

    Clearly the Chinese government knows some of the imported foreign products are not up with a more strict safety standard. However they chose to be silent about it in consideration of ‘trade balance”.

    China has trade deficit with Taiwan, a calculated strategy to exert subtle influence over Taiwan in a bid for an eventual reunification as it is the mainland’s long term goal towards the island.

    The plasticizer from “made in Taiwan” was probably already known to the Chinese government just like they knew there are “faulty” imported foreign products.

    The question is what makes they break their silence, why now? And intriguingly, at the same time Germany is having this ecoli outbreak.

    Not only China has switched to the “high alert on food safety mode” due to the recent Taiwan plasticizer scandal, just recently, the people’s assembly has called the country to reconsider “food safety” as a matter of “national security”.

    If the hotline between Berlin and Beijing is indeed being occupied, then this is indeed a very intriguing connection.

    Interestingly, during the recent visit by Chinese Premier, one of the agreements signed between Germany and China was co-operation on some sort of “electrical cars”.

    Japan+China, water powered cars, then the “311 earthquake”
    Germany+China, “electrical cars”, both are having “food safety alert”

    Hmm, makes one wonder

  2. Citizen Quasar

    I suspect the stuff is man made and the outbreak in Europe has something to do with Germany’s reluctance to get involved in the Libyan war…uh… “kinetic military action.”

    How do you say “Wal-Mart” in German?

  3. And the testing of this weapon in Africa:

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/414497

    Notice the emphasis on women.

    “In 1992, a large outbreak of bloody diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli O157 infections occurred in southern Africa. In Swaziland, 40,912 physician visits for diarrhea in persons ages ≥5 years were reported during October through November 1992. This was a sevenfold increase over the same period during 1990-91. The attack rate was 42% among 778 residents we surveyed. Female gender and consuming beef and untreated water were significant risks for illness..”

    I’m willing to bet women in Germany don’t go down to the river any more with buckets to collect rancid water.

  4. Japan,Canada, women…….hhmmmmmm.

    Do as you are told or we make you really sick. Not to mention the political fragmentation that occurs after countries start banning each other’s imports.

  5. Korea
    However, Dr. Robert Tauxe, a foodborne-disease expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, questioned whether the strain is truly new, saying it had previously caused a single case in Korea in the 1990s.
    Korea where USA have ROK-US agreed force level: 28,500 U.S. military personnel. USA have been protecting the border for 58 years now.

    E-coli-Korea-Germany-?
    Siehe Stephen Endicott, Edward Hagerman, “Der Koreakrieg als Testfeld für die biologische Kriegführung”, in “Le Monde diplomatique, Juli 1999.
    http://monde-diplomatique.de/pm/1999/07/09/a0017.text.name,ask9X8VCk.n,337

    Fort Detrick is a U.S. Army Medical Command installation located in Frederick, Maryland, USA. Historically, Fort Detrick was the center for the United States’ biological weapons program (1943–69).

    Bruce Ivins, a microbiologist at the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland, reportedly committed suicide after ingesting prescription-strength Tylenol and codeine, as the FBI prepared to charge him in the anthrax attacks weeks after the 9/11 attack in 2001.

    Make a sociogram, connect dots.
    http://www.phenotyping.com/sociogram/

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