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Addressing the BWC

... the United States of America is engaged in an offensive biological weapons program.

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(GENEVA) - (Janet Phelan, a human rights activist, offered these remarks recently in Geneva for the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).)

Mr. President, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen,

My name is Janet Phelan and I sit on the board of ITHACA, which is a human rights agency. I am grateful for the opportunity to submit these concerns to the Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention.

I am here today to submit concerns to this Convention that the United States of America is engaged in an offensive biological weapons program. My research indicates that these weapons may be stockpiled at Sierra Army Depot, which is a military base in Northern California, as well as possibly at other locations.

In 2001, in the wake of the attacks of September 11, the United States passed a piece of legislation which in itself constitutes a violation of Articles I, II and IV of the BWC. This piece of legislation, Section 817 of the US PATRIOT Act, The Expansion of the Biological Weapons Statute, gives the United States a “blank check” to stockpile biological weapons and toxins and de facto removes the U.S. from the stipulations contained in the BWC. This is accomplished by the addition of a final caveat to 817, stating that “the prohibition contained in this section shall not apply to any duly authorized United States governmental activity.”

Other NGO's, including the Sunshine Project, have raised concerns as to what kind of research is going on in the proliferation of BSL-3's and 4's—now numbering over 1350 BSL-3's in the United States. Other than the reports of stockpiles at Sierra Army Depot and the violations of the BWC contained in Section 817, concerns also extend to evidence that the U.S. has covertly set up two separate delivery systems—one involving extensive reconfigurations of city water systems and the other involving what we call “imposter pharmaceuticals”--the putative “poison pill” which, rather than treating a disease, will cause imminent death to the unsuspecting victim.

Both of these delivery systems have the ability to selectively attack predesignated targets and leave surrounding populations unaffected.

I do not need to remind the Convention that Saddam Hussein was executed for charges including a purported attack on his own people—the gassing of the Kurds. There is a dark red thread running through recorded history of governments initiating pogroms against their own citizens. One needs only to look at the last decade and the dramatic movement away from the democratic ideals upon which the United States was based to realize that the U.S. government has already traveled a long ways from an open, free and democratic society towards the secret and restrictive regimes that have historically initiated attacks upon their own people.

On behalf of all U. S. citizens and all others residing within her borders, we are seeking your help. The situation is dire and the international community must be alerted to the fact that all of these signals—stockpiles, changes in legislation, and multiple secret delivery systems-- point to a future attack within the borders of the U.S. facilitated by the United States government.

We have been limited by time constraints today. I would like to advise the Convention that we have accumulated a considerable amount of evidence, including correspondence with government agencies about Section 817 and other pertinent legislative changes—agencies including the Department of Justice, State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, to name a few. We have also amassed details and documentation concerning delivery systems. We would be happy to supply this documentation to the Convention, if requested.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Submitted December 6, 2011

Geneva, Switzerland

Also see these articles by Janet Phelan:

Inspector General Refuses to Investigate Bio-Weapons Cover-up

The United States of America Violates International Bioweapons Treaty


Janet Phelan is an investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The San Bernardino County Sentinel, The Santa Monica Daily Press, The Long Beach Press Telegram, Oui Magazine and other regional and national publications. Janet specializes in issues pertaining to legal corruption and addresses the heated subject of adult conservatorship, revealing shocking information about the relationships between courts and shady financial consultants. She also covers issues relating to international bioweapons treaties. Her poetry has been published in Gambit, Libera, Applezaba Review, Nausea One and other magazines. Her first book, The Hitler Poems, was published in 2005. She currently resides abroad.  You may browse through her articles (and poetry) at

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The Shadow Knows December 11, 2011 3:17 pm (Pacific time)

I'll tell you what YOU remind of Tim King...someone who DOES NOT HAVE FACTS on his side...whereas..I do...pretty plain to see that YOU SHIT ON ALL Veterans by shilling for this known liar...and especially on Viet Nam vets who you SAY you support but NOT by what I see and I also see just how much you GATE KEEP have a VERY long way to go to be a REAL whistleblower who will NOT even touch The Vatican...just whose BOY do you think OPUS DEI Newt Gingrich is - eh ?..I'll bet again you will never even get close....let's put it this way...The Shadow Knows far more than are still in Kindergarden

The Shadow Knows.... December 10, 2011 4:05 pm (Pacific time)

nothing like a Left Wing Jarhead spittin' in the eye of JFK's Memory and shittin' on ALL Veterans by shilling for a traitor's daughter...nice goin' Tim King...just goes to show me and other informed people that you sure as hell ain't the one to be in a foxhole with...

Tim King: You know what you remind me of?  The creeps in the Middle east who still practice honor killings...  What shitty thinking must take place within your head, sorry to know.  Janet is exposing very important high level developments that affect the safety and security of our country, her dad's testimony in the JFK story is inconsequential, is it not?  Keep your comments to the story content or don't bother.

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