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The Army’s Secret Cold War Experiments on St. Louisans

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Adan Salazar
September 25, 2012

Folks in St. Louis woke up to disturbing news this morning. If they hadn’t got the memo, their city was apparently used as a secret Army experimentation laboratory during the 50s and 60s where citizens were intentionally, but unknowingly, infected with harmful biological agents.

In an exclusive KSDK.com investigation, sociologist Lisa Martino-Taylor’s research revealed the truth behind what took place in St. Louis and other cities where the Army conducted chemical experimentation on unsuspecting citizens.

“By making hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests, she uncovered once-classified documents that confirm the spraying of zinc cadmium sulfide,” reports KSDK’s Leisa Zigler.

The report glosses over similar experiments conducted in Corpus Christi, Texas in the 60s where the Army used planes to drop chemicals onto the population, but Martino-Taylor’s research shows citizens of St. Louis were targeted via “chemical sprayers on building and station wagons.”

“Martino-Taylor says the greatest concentration was centered on the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex, just northwest of downtown St. Louis in the Carr Square neighborhood. It was home to 10,000 low income people. An estimated 70 percent she says were children under the age of 12,” Zigler states.

The National Academies Press issued a Toxicologic Assessment of the Army’s Zinc Cadmium Sulfide Dispersion Tests in 1977, saying that repeated exposure to zinc cadmium sulfide could potentially cause “kidney and bone toxicity and lung cancer.”

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Martino-Taylor’s research falls directly in line with research Infowars has conducted in the past.

Last year, we covered a 1977 Senate hearing on Health and Scientific Research confirming “that 239 populated areas had been contaminated with biological agents between 1949 and 1969, including San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Key West, Panama City, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.”

Indeed, the classified testing of chemicals on human populations by our own government is extensive and well documented.

In 2010, the US government had to issue an apology after it was revealed that 700 people in Guatemala were intentionally infected with sexually transmitted diseases in the 40s.

Kathleen Sebelius and Hilary Clinton issued this joint statement: “The sexually transmitted disease inoculation study conducted from 1946-1948 in Guatemala was clearly unethical…Although these events occurred more than 64 years ago, we are outraged that such reprehensible research could have occurred under the guise of public health. We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices.”

The government’s stated purpose for the experiment was to determine whether syphilis could be prevented by penicillin, although nothing of particular importance was ever gained from the study.

The government also frequently makes it a point to conduct biological testing in subways and other public areas that might expose otherwise healthy people to dangerous chemicals.

“[One] example involved light bulbs containing Bacillus globigii that were dropped in the New York Subway by government scientists and allowed to contaminate the air. Similar tests were also conducted in the Chicago subway system, but when people started falling ill the connection with the tests was fudged because the government refused to keep track of the health effects of the released substance,” Paul Watson wrote.

As recent as May, the DHS used the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Boston subway system to release a “dead” bacteria called B-subtilis under the pretense of testing its biological sensors.

These are just a few of the countless examples in which the government has covertly used the masses as guinea pigs for seemingly trivial experimentation.

This article was posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

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