* I am saying that it is possible that this panic is nothing more than that - a panic that was perhaps hyped to get the ball rolling quicker towards implementation of certain objectives. Swine flu is not new either - it mysteriously appeared in an Army base and spread in 1976 - the Spanish flu also has a similar story(Army).
"The 1918 `Spanish Flu` was first reported in an American military, Camp Funston, Fort Riley, in troops preparing for WW1 and receiving 25 vaccinations. According to the CDC, the same flu strain appeared only one other time: in 1976. This was again at a US army base, Fort Dix, and again, was seen in recently vaccinated troops, and only in them. The virus has not appeared anywhere else."
When I see new pathogens emerging from military facilities - I get suspicious. Swine flu (they say) is a combo of bird, pig and human flu(the bird flu, and now pigs fly too) - question remains, how did these things come together - it very well could be microbiological tampering. Vials of another pathogen went "missing" before this event at an Army base (curiously from the same one that has been tied to the anthrax mailings). Venezuelan Equine Enciphilitis - the day after 21 Venezuelan horses dropped dead. Right in the shadow of the Summit of the Americas. Just suspicious - am I the only one to think this?
I am in a agreement with you. Factory farming is the perfect breeding ground for pathogens. I am not opposing the theories that Swine flu has its origins in horrid factory farming conditions - I am just saying that with the suspicious timing and the history of microbiological tampering there may be something more to this than just that.
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