From the July 2008 Idaho Observer:

Pandemic flu preparedness and the China connection

We received a special visit from A. True Ott, PhD, ND on July 18. "I have a very important scoop for you," he said. Then he described in detail a compelling scenario that left us with a curious dilemma: Do we report our belief that what Dr. True Ott said was true—that something monstrous associated with the 2008 Olympics in Beijing is being planned—or wait until we are absolutely certain. But responsibility outweighs uncertainty because time, as you will see, is of the essence: If we wait until we are certain, it will be too late. When you put all of this together, it feels like the stage has been set for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to kick off a global influenza pandemic with a bioengineered blend of the "recreated" H7N3 ("Spanish") flu and the H5N1 ("avian") flu via millions of doses of vaccines that have been cultured in Chinese human kidney tissue.

Pictured is the "air" at one of the main stadiums for the 2008 Olympics. The air quality in Beijing has worsened, rather than improved, since it was chosen to host the 2008 Olympic Games on August 29, 2000. The city continues to grow, burns over two billion tons of coal each year to power thousands of pollution-belching factories. Automobile exhaust and chronic traffic congestion adds to toxic particulate levels that are commonly three to four times that which is considered "unsafe" in the U.S. Chinese officials estimate that 400,000 premature deaths each year are caused by diseases linked to air pollution in China’s 16 most populous cities and 50,000 infants die each year from the complications of air pollution. The conditions that will be on the ground in Beijing, where people and athletes from all over the world will be gathering—and then going back home—will provide the "perfect storm" for weaponized influenza to cause a global pandemic.

By Ingri Cassel

Health Departments nationwide are preparing for an influenza pandemic that is anticipated to be at least as bad as the 1918 influenza pandemic. The widely-anticipated threat is the H5N1 avian virus. However, it has been shown that this particular virus does not have the potential to trigger a worldwide pandemic since there have only been 383 cases of avian flu in humans and 241 deaths, primarily in southeast Asia, since 2003. A push to create, test and manufacture millions of doses of an avian flu vaccine in preparation for an H5N1 pandemic has no justification to date.

Health officials are now talking about the H7N3 virus that is the alleged virus responsible for the 1918 flu pandemic. Will this virus also be incorporated into the new flu vaccines currently being stockpiled?

Some researchers suspect that both strains are being utilized in the creation of millions of doses of avian flu vaccine. Since the avian flu vaccine is being produced through a government contract which includes a clause that the vaccine cannot be sold on the market, availability of a package insert revealing the culture medium, additional viral strains and a list of preservatives and adjuvants is not accessible to the public at this time.

In order to prepare for such a pandemic, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt has awarded contracts for developing and producing an avian flu vaccine for the U.S. pandemic stockpile to French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur.

An April 28, 2008 press release stated, "Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis Group, announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has accepted H5N1 bulk vaccine antigen to produce approximately 38.5 million doses of vaccine to protect against a new strain of avian influenza. Sanofi Pasteur has a multi-year contract with HHS as part of its pandemic program, and will receive a payment of $192.5 million booked in the second quarter of 2008 for acceptance of the bulk vaccine lot. In 2007, Sanofi Pasteur received $126.9 million for its bulk pandemic vaccine."

It was reported that 500,000 plastic coffins are being stored in Georgia near the Atlanta International Airport—a clue that health officials are not just "anticipating" a flu pandemic but are planning for it.

State Preparedness Influenza Response Exercises (SPIRE) have been conducted in earnest in all 50 states from 2006 to the present with a recent sense of urgency confirming suspicions that an outbreak is imminent. An article by A. True Ott, PhD, a naturopathic physician with a doctorate in nutrition, has connected the dots on how a global flu pandemic is most likely to get jump started in the very near future. Dr. True Ott reminds his readers that Prescott Bush was heavily invested in the World War II era pharmaceutical giant I.G. Farben that is now the Sanofi Aventis Group, with their vaccine division being Sanofi Pasteur. Mike Leavitt was appointed to the position of Secretary of HHS by George W. Bush and both of them have stated that, should a flu pandemic occur, 100 to 200 million Americans will die.

Coincidentally, China’s former defense minister Chi Haotian gave a chilling speech to his military leaders in February, 2005, revealing that the Chinese have been developing non-destructive biological weapons for the elimination of 100 to 200 million Americans.1

Through Project BioShield and President Bush’s amended Executive Order 13295, Bush, Leavitt and DoD Secretary Robert Gates can declare medical martial law requiring Americans to either be forcibly vaccinated or be quarantined and/or imprisoned, with no legal recourse should the vaccine or drug cause disability or death (See "HHS/CDC preparing the next flu pandemic," The Idaho Observer, August 2005).

On April 17, 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an approval letter to Sanofi Pasteur authorizing them exclusive rights to produce an avian-flu specific vaccine.2 An "In-Pharma Newsletter" dated November 26, 2007, contained an article that stated, "Sanofi-Aventis is to build a new influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in China. An agreement was signed between Chinese Authorities and Sanofi-Aventis which would allow the building of Sanofi Pasteur vaccine facility in Shenzhen...The plant would be built with the aim of providing a source of influenza vaccines for the local American population, which could be revved up to produce pandemic influenza vaccine in China in the event of a human influenza pandemic...Sanofi Pasteur already operates a facility in Shenzhen."3

At the online encyclopedia, the information under "pharmaceutical industry in China" reveals that the pharmaceutical industry is THE leading industry in China. While 20 percent of the world’s population lives in China, their consumption of pharmaceutical drugs is only 1.5 percent.

As of 2007, China has around 3,000 to 6,000 domestic pharmaceutical manufacturers and around 14,000 domestic pharmaceutical distributors. "In recent years, more and more western pharmaceutical corporations, such as GSK, Roche, Novo Nordisk and others have come to China and set up R&D centers. Many world leading pharmaceutical companies have established joint venture manufactories in China. As of 2004, amongst the largest 500 overseas enterprises, 14 of them are pharmaceutical companies.

"As of 2004 (three years after China’s WTO entry), nearly all global pharmaceutical companies have already completed their accession into the Chinese market and will gradually shift their focus to research development. The main reasons for overseas companies coming to China have been to save costs by using the extensive science and technology research bases currently in place in China, the abundant human resources, and less expensive medical and clinical trials."

Dr. True Ott reminds his readers that "mutations of the traditional influenza virus cannot naturally become deadly virulent. It takes laboratory assistance and the addition of toxic adjuvants in a prepared vaccine to accomplish this task. In short, the only way for a ‘pandemic’ to occur is if it is pre-planned and lab-induced as a biological weapon."

Well-prerserved specimens of the 1918 Spanish flu were found in Alaska and Longyearbyen, Norway, beginning in 1997. It took a team led by Army Institute of Pathology researcher Dr. Jeffrey Taubenberger until 2005 to "recreate" the Spanish flu virus. Taubenberger has shown that the recreated virus is "extremely effective," killing healthy lab mice within six days.

Several references to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, which began at Fort Riley, Kansas, state that an avian virus mutated, jumped into pigs then into humans to become most lethal among those between the ages of 15-35 years of age. Dr. True Ott believes the H7N3 flu virus was bioengineered, then a test vaccine was developed and administered to Fort Riley soldiers who were then packed on a ship and sent to Spain for training. In Spain the soldiers were exposed to chemical weapons, deployed, got sick and died while spreading the illness.

Estimates on how many people died during the 1918 pandemic range from 20 million to 100 million worldwide. The new H7N3 along with H5N1 have been bioengineered and are being cultured in human kidney tissue in China.

The perfect opportunity to jump start the pandemic is at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. American and Canadian athletes could come home "infected" to all areas of both countries. The Opening Ceremony for the Olympics is scheduled for August 8, 2008 at 8:08 p.m.

The number eight is very symbolic and sacred to the Chinese people. Five sequential eights in Chinese numerology equals the pinnacle of destiny. With this in mind, what better way to emerge triumphant as the new world super power than to open the Olympic Games before the entire world at this auspicious time (08-08-08, at 08:08 p.m.)?

Since many of you do not have access to the Internet, we will close this article with the highlights of Chi Hoatian’s speech as summarized by John Derbyshire on The National Review website: Sino-Fascism:

"A reader has asked me to comment on the rather alarming document reproduced on August 8, 2005 in Epoch Times. It purports to be the transcript of a speech given, presumably to high-level Party cadres, by old Party warhorse (and China’s SecDef until the 2003 musical chairs) Chi Haotian (pronounced "Chrr How Tee-en") early last year [2005]. Some samples:

* ‘Hitler was "too soft.’

* ‘Our ancestors left us with the two most essential heritages, which are atheism and great unity.’

* ‘If we let all Chinese people listen to God and follow God, who will obediently listen to us [i.e. the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)] and follow us?’

* ‘But the term "living space" (lebensraum) is too closely related to Nazi Germany. The reason we don’t want to discuss this too openly is to avoid the West’s association of us with Nazi Germany, which could in turn reinforce the view that China is a threat. Therefore..."living," but not "space"...Western countries established colonies all around the world, therefore giving themselves an advantage on the issue of living space. To solve this problem, we must lead the Chinese people outside of China, so that they could develop outside of China.’

* ‘Whether we [i.e. the CCP] can forever represent the Chinese people depends on whether we can succeed in leading the Chinese people out of China.’

* ‘Our economic development is all about preparing for the need of war! Publicly we still emphasize economic development as our center, but in reality, economic development has war as its center!’

* ‘Comrade Mao Zedong taught us that we must have a resolute and correct political orientation. What is our key, correct orientation? It is to solve the issue of America.’

• ‘Only countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization.’

• ‘In the long run, the relationship of China and the United States is one of a life-and-death struggle.’

• ‘We must put up with America; we must conceal our ultimate goals, hide our capabilities and await the opportunity.’

• ‘In the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind [i.e. biological]. We are capable of achieving our purpose of "cleaning up" America all of a sudden. When Comrade Xiaoping was still with us, the Party Central Committee had the perspicacity to make the right decision not to develop aircraft carrier groups and focus instead on developing lethal weapons that can eliminate mass populations of the enemy country.’

* ‘This yellow land [i.e. China] has reached the limit of its capacity.’

• ‘Here some people may want to ask me: "What about the several millions of our compatriots in the United States?"’

‘They may ask: "Aren’t we against Chinese killing other Chinese?"’

‘These comrades are too pedantic; they are not pragmatic enough. If we had insisted on the principle that the Chinese should not kill other Chinese, would we have liberated China?’1

It should be highlighted that the HHS pandemic plan requires all first responders to be inoculated with the experimental vaccine first. Remember the lessons from Katrina: When the bulk of our military is overseas and there is a domestic emergency, mercenaries such as Blackwater will be hired to enforce martial law.

Dr. True Ott is to be commended for raising the alarm on this important and developing story. For a more detailed analysis of this looming threat, Dr. True Ott has produced a Powerpoint presentation available on DVD that is available by emailing him directly at

1. English translation of speech by Mr. Chi Haotian, Minister of Defense and vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission.

2. FDA approval letter

3. Nov. 26, 2007 InPharma Newsletter

Timeline for the perfect pandemic storm

Dr. True Ott (see previous page) also contacted Dr. Rima Laibow and explained his Beijing Olympics influenza pandemic "scoop" to her. She, too, was seized with the urgency of the moment and put together a detailed timeline of events that supports Dr. True Ott’s "perfect pandemic storm" theory for the 2008 Olympic Games—which is only a few weeks away. Below is an excerpted and edited version of Dr. Laibow’s timeline.

By Dr. Rima Laibow

Let’s start with the basics: H5N1 ["avian flu"] is a benign, commonplace virus that most birds carry with no harm to themselves or humans. Humans also have viruses we have no problem with; these viral companions keep our immune systems healthy and humming. Only under the stimulus of novel and dangerous toxins which your body has no way to get rid of (detoxify) and stress which overwhelms your coping capacity, does an innocuous virus mutate and become something that can make you sick or kill you.

All human cases of H5N1 have occurred in areas of sick birds in large concentrations such as factory farms where handlers come into contact with stressed and sick birds in toxic surroundings where toxic residues are concentrated at high levels.

For example, in Vietnam, where thousands of gallons of Monsanto chemicals such as Agent Orange were dumped in huge amounts during the Vietnam war, outbreaks of avian flu are not uncommon. These outbreaks occurred in highly toxic environments, where crowded, sick factory farm chickens have been inoculated [supposedly] against Avian Flu.

It will also become deadly, of course, when labs are employed to alter it so that it becomes an efficient weapon of mass destruction. The U.S. has had a program to accomplish exactly that for over a century now.

Our best intelligence estimate is that pandemic-capable avian flu already exists. It appears to have been turned into a massive viral threat through bioengineering by the U.S., fusing the deadly genome of the 1918 "Spanish" flu pandemic with the DNA of the H5N1 virus in a growth medium of human kidney cells to make sure that the virus recognizes human cells and knows how to invade them.

The 1918 flu pandemic rides again

The genome of the 1918 pandemic so-called "Spanish flu" was recently intentionally resurrected. Because of that resurrection, the avian flu and its vaccine are now a U.S. government-instigated threat to human life.

The flu of 1918 was created in the U.S. through an early bioweapons program and injected into healthy young men as the first mandatory vaccination in the military during WWI. The "Spanish flu," which originated in Kansas on U.S. Military bases, killed a an estimated 50 million people worldwide. It was one of the deadliest pandemics in modern history. It was also one of the most successful biological weapons ever created.

Time Line To Disaster

April 6, 1917

• U.S. declares war on Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany and the Ottoman Empire.

• America swings into full production of war material.

• American men are drafted into military service and deployed for training in Spain.

• ALL NEW RECRUITS ARE GIVEN MANDATORY VACCINATIONS—including a "broad-spectrum" live virus influenza vaccination.

• Rockefeller makes millions in vaccine sales while consolidating Standard Oil contracts worldwide.

• The first British soldiers committed to World War I are deployed to Iraq to protect American oil interests there.

• Following mass vaccine injections, U.S. soldiers are crowded into troop ships and sent to "train" in Spain. Seasick and stressed, soldiers aged 18-34 exhibit influenza symptoms on the voyage.

• Immediately after arriving in Spain, U.S. soldiers are "trained," that is, exposed to the various forms of gas they will experience in the trenches in France

• Exposure to these highly toxic gasses causes the live-virus influenza organisms to mutate into an extremely lethal and highly communicable form of virus.

• Millions of young, healthy men and women aged 18-34 die worldwide as a result of vaccinations combined with novel and highly toxic chemicals.

November 11, 1918

• Armastice with Germany and its Allies

• Following the end of "The Great War," the heads of the various multi-national banks met at San Remo, Italy, in 1924 to assess war reparations for Germany.

• John D. Rockefeller and the Rothschilds have consolidated and vastly increased their wealth through actively funding both sides of the war.

March 28, 1924

• Rockefeller forms a French oil conglomerate calling it "Total," the "French Company of Petroleums" aka CFP.

• TOTAL is awarded a controlling interest via Deutsche Bank’s stock in the Turkish Petroleum Company in Baghdad which was eventually renamed the "Iraq Petroleum Company."

• The Iraq Petroleum Company was confiscated and nationalized by Saddam Hussein in 1990.

• TOTAL, Inc., is a true multi-national mega-corporation operating in more than 130 countries and has over 110,000 employees.

Here’s the Play: Oil to Drugs to Death

One of TOTAL’s prime, wholly-owned subsidiaries is the pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis and its vaccine division, Sanofi-Pasteur. Sanofi-Pasteur is the world’s leader in the development and testing of experimental vaccines, manufactured primarily in China.

On March 23, 2005, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), announced trials for testing Sanofi Pasteur’s experimental avian flu vaccine on 450 adults in three U.S. cities.

Bear in mind that most influenza strains and their hosts adapt to each other after roughly two years, so that the same strain of flu no longer causes symptoms. But once a strain has been weaponized, there is little reason to think it will revert as natural strains do. The vaccine-initiated strain will go on killing and killing and killing. Or is the correct word "culling?"

To date, there have only been around 385 human cases of avian flu "identified," with only 243 deaths. To put the absurdity of this effort into perspective, Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), which researchers have shown is associated with aspartame consumption, is a leading cause of death. According to the CDC, SCD killed 460,000 Americans in 1999 and the numbers keep rising annually. But aspartame is not under the gun. Instead, avian flu is. To quote Dr. Ott, "There are 6.7 billion humans on planet earth. This equates to a statistical infection rate of .000000004215 percent. In other words, statistically speaking, you are over 100,000 times more likely to be hit by lightning in your home than to contract the bird flu."

Given the shockingly obvious lack of a real threat from an unweaponized H5N1 virus, how can we explain the Bush administration spending billions of dollars preparing each of the 50 States for what it drums into us as the "inevitable bird flu pandemic" anticipated to kill half or more of all Americans and similar numbers of people around the globe?

March 1997

• Zero confirmed "H5N1" human cases exist anywhere in the world

• The U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Ft. Detrick, Rockville, Maryland, the U.S. research center for biological weaponry, commissions Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger to lead a research team to ISOLATE the genetic code of the most lethal pathogen in history—the 1918 "Spanish" flu virus [H3N7].

Aug. 24, 1997

• Brevig, Alaska. Research Team member Johan Hultin sends well-preserved 1918 flu virus specimens (from a frozen body killed by the 1918 flu) to Dr. Taubenberger’s lab in Maryland

• Days later, Taubenberger detects the genetic fragments for which he has been searching.

• The 1918 virus’ RNA-based gene fragments are analyzed by computer sequencing in order to reveal its complete genetic code. Even with a super-computer, this code sequencing will take years to complete.

October, 2003

• Taubenberger’s team finally deciphers the deadly 1918 flu virus’ entire genetic code—completing a 6-year project.

• Taubenberger’s colleague, R.G. Webster, publishes article in American Scientist magazine declaring: "The world is teetering on the edge of a flu pandemic that could kill a large fraction of the human population".

October, 2004

• Dmtry Lvov, head of the Russian Virology Institute, declares that up to one billion people around the world could die during the next pandemic.

June, 2005

• At Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, Taubenberger, Peter Palese and Adolfo Garcia-Sastro create plasmids, or DNA rings, from the 1918 killer virus, permanently "stabilizing" its genetic material for use as a biological weapon.

• This is the final step in revitalizing the deadly pathogen but the press is told it will only be used as a "vaccination tool"—even though the disease is currently non-existent.

August, 2005

• Taugenberger’s team inserts plasmids into human kidney cells which then transfers human DNA into the virus making it "human specific."

• The 1918 virus is now ready for use as a bio-weapon in a pandemic flu vaccine.

September 9, 2005

• The UN in New York City issues a world-wide press release introducing David Nabarro as the "UN System Senior Coordinator for Avian, Human Influenza."

September 29, 2005

• Nabarro issues an "Official U.N. Warning" that "an outbreak of ‘avian influenza’ would kill between 5 million and 150 million people on each continent."

October, 2005

• Pres. Bush’s newly appointed secretary of Health and Human Services, former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt, intensifies $multi-billion pandemic bird flu preparations.

December, 2005

• Bush solicits Congress for $7.1 Billion to fund "preparations" - $3.3 billion is immediately allocated to Leavitt’s HHS.

January 24, 2006

• Department of Homeland Security awards KBR, a Halliburton subsidiary, a $385 million contract for U.S. detention centers.

January, 2006

• Leavitt launches website:

• China hosts the "International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Influenza" in Beijing and is promised massive sums of money from the west; Leavitt alone commits $334 million in U.S. funds to aid China’s research into "vaccine development."

• Leavitt has a long history of fostering Chinese trade activities as Utah’s governor.

March 2006

• Breaking new ground, Leavitt’s HHS allocates funds to a private television network to produce a "made-for-TV" movie about the "bird flu."

• Leavitt declares on HHS website (exactly as John D. Rockefeller declared in 1916): "The best defense against influenza is VACCINATION."

• Leavitt further declares: "The current U.S. capacity for manufacturing egg-based vaccines is not sufficient to supply our entire population. HHS is supporting research into [human kidney] cell-based vaccine manufacture of producing vaccine domestically

April, 2006

• HHS announces a $97 million contract for the development of cell-based flu vaccine.

• Leavitt declares: "The FDA can use its Emergency Use Authorization authority to permit the use of unapproved products if there’s a reasonable belief the products may be effective."

• Thirty-two states pass laws which make resisting inoculation once ordered by the governor a felony.

• These laws join Patriot Acts I, II, BARDA, BIOSHIELD I, II in making drug treatment and inoculation mandatory once a Pandemic is announced.

• Unlimited quarantine without review is mandated under these laws for those who resist inoculation under Pandemic conditions.

• Fully staffed, empty detention centers exist all over North America. The largest, in Alaska, is rumored to have a 2.5 million person capacity.

April 17, 2007

• The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) branch of HHS utilizes its Emergency Use Authorization authority and awards a license to produce H5N1 "bird flu" vaccines to Sanofi-Pasteur.

Nov. 26, 2007

• Leavitt’s HHS orders 100 million H5N1 "vaccines [doses]" from Sanofi-Pasteur. Expected delivery date, August, 2008.

• Sanofi-Pasteur issues a press release announcing their lucrative HHS contract (100 million vaccines at $15 USD each) and declares that the cell-based vaccine will be mass produced in the company’s CHINA facility - then shipped to Stillwater, PA for hypodermic syringe-friendly packaging.

• Approval and contract have all been consummated in the absence of official human testing.

January, 2008

• Covert "human trials" of Sanofi-Pasteur’s H5N1 vaccine is conducted on 350 homeless vagrants in Poland.

• According to London Telegraph and Examiner articles, this results in 21 "instant" deaths and over 200 severely incapacitated or hospitalized. Development and sales of H5N1 vaccine continues.

February 14, 2008

• U.S. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Canadian Air Force Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, commander of Canada Command, sign a Civil Assistance Plan that allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency. ·"Our commands were created by our respective governments to respond to the defense and security challenges of the twenty-first century, and we both realize that these and other challenges are best met through cooperation between friends.... The plan facilitates the military-to-military support of civil authorities once government authorities have agreed on an appropriate response."

• Avian Flu response is part of NorthCom’s mission, and appears to be the primary element in its mission. See

June 17, 2008

• Dr. David Nabarro, UN Influenza Coordinator, welcomes a donation of 60 million doses of H5N1 avian flu vaccine by Sanofi-Pasteur.

• This adds to the stockpile of a previous donation of 30 million doses by GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Nabarro said that good progress had been made but avian flu could still kill as many as150 million people.

• Avian Flu still entrenched in Viet Nam, Bangladesh, India and Egypt says Dr. Nabarro.

• Outbreaks recorded in 60 more countries according to U.S. Influenza Coordinator.

For the full-length version of this timeline, go to


Of homeless and lab rats

JULY 2, 2008—Three Polish doctors and six nurses are facing criminal prosecution after a number of homeless people died following medical trials for a vaccine to the H5N1 bird-flu virus. The medical staff, from the northern town of Grudziadz, are being investigated over medical trials on as many as 350 homeless and poor people last year, which prosecutors say involved an untried vaccine to the highly-contagious virus.

Authorities claim that the alleged victims received 1-2 British pounds to be tested with what they thought was a conventional flu vaccine but, according to investigators, was actually an anti bird-flu drug.

The director of a Grudziadz homeless centre, Mieczyslaw Waclawski, told a Polish newspaper that, last year, 21 people from his centre died, a figure well above the average of about eight.

~London Telegraph


Drug contamination scandal shows FDA answers to China, not U.S. Congress

During the first week of May, 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused to disclose to Congress the names of Chinese drug companies in the supply chain that provided the tainted heparin which has reportedly killed 81 Americans. "The net effect is that the FDA is intentionally acting to cover up China’s crimes against Americans—a new twist that should alarm any American who takes any medication for any reason (since many ingredients in brand drugs are now being made in China)," commented FDA whistleblower and author Byron Richards.

"The FDA’s working hypothesis is that this was intentional contamination, but this is not yet proven," The New York Times quoted FDA Drug Center Director Judy Woodcock as stating April 30, 2008.

The heparin in question, manufactured and distributed by Baxter International (of Deerfield, IL and Guangzhou, China), was contaminated with "oversulfated condroitin sulfate" supplied by Scientific Protein Laboratories (SPL) of Waunakee, WI and Changzhou, China. SPL CEO David G. Strunce described the contamination as, "an insidious act" that "seems to use an intentional act upstream in the supply chain."

FDA inspectors went to China and inspected the main company that provided the tainted heparin to SPL, a company with less than clean operations. When the FDA wanted to inspect two of the companies that provided raw materials to this company the Chinese government denied them access. The FDA refuses to provide Congress with the names of these companies. The Chinese government, at least in this instance, has more authority over the FDA than the U.S. Congress.

Whose name is on ‘em?

A YouTube video posted July 18, 2008, shows an estimated 500,000 black plastic coffins stacked 20 high, uncovered and outdoors on pallets in rural Georgia near Atlanta. They look like they arrived recently. Atlanta is home to the Centers for Disease "Creation and Propagation" and one of the busiest airport hubs in the country.

It has also been reported, but not verified, that black plastic coffins are stacked in other locations throughout the country. If you are the government, would you order and have delivered (at least) 500,000 coffins because you thought you might need them or because you knew you would need them?