Thursday, May 28, 2015

US troops in South Korea exposed to live anthrax

Via comment by Anonymous on Speak Free or Die

 At least 22 members of US forces in South Korea have been exposed to bio-weapons accidentally shipped off by the Pentagon.

At least 22 members of American forces in South Korea may have been exposed to live anthrax spores, which the Pentagon says it accidentally shipped off to a military base there, a report says.

The announcement was made by United States Forces Korea (USFK), which is a sub-unified command of United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), on Thursday, Yonhap News Agency reported.

USFK said in a statement that the bio-weapon sample was destroyed after it was discovered that the deadly bacteria may not be an “inert training sample as expected.”

“Osan Air Base took prudent cautionary measures May 27, 2015, to investigate a potential exposure to a suspected sample of Anthrax,” it said.

It noted that the 22 US troops “may have been exposed during the training event,” but claimed that “none of the personnel have shown any signs of possible exposure and there is no risk to the public.”

More @ Press TV


  1. This is just bizarre. To supposedly not mean to create it to begin with, then send it all over the place for no good reason. More evidence how everything is turning to crap under this administration and global cabal. Just for one day I'd like to wake up without knowing something else isn't being destroyed of my country. Disheartening to watch indeed.

    1. everything is turning to crap under this administration and global cabal.

      But will it be enough to cause their defeat? Hope so.

  2. Brock, your probably on vacation at Ocracoke; I feel your pain. It would seem"accidents"
    such as the live anthrax escaping are more common than one knows and most
    you never know about:

    Vials of bioterror bacteria have gone missing. Lab mice infected with
    deadly viruses have escaped, and wild rodents have been found making
    nests with research waste. Cattle infected in a university's vaccine
    experiments were repeatedly sent to slaughter and their meat sold for
    human consumption. Gear meant to protect lab workers from lethal
    viruses such as Ebola and bird flu has failed, repeatedly.

    A USA TODAY Network investigation reveals that hundreds of lab
    mistakes, safety violations and near-miss incidents have occurred in
    biological laboratories coast to coast in recent years, putting
    scientists, their colleagues and sometimes even the public at risk.

    Oversight of biological research labs is fragmented, often secretive
    and largely self-policing, the investigation found. And even when
    research facilities commit the most egregious safety or security
    breaches -- as more than 100 labs have -- federal regulators keep
    their names secret.

    Of particular concern are mishaps occurring at institutions working
    with the world's most dangerous pathogens in biosafety level 3 and 4
    labs -- the 2 highest levels of containment that have proliferated
    since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. Yet there is no publicly
    available list of these labs, and the scope of their research and
    safety records are largely unknown to most state health departments
    charged with responding to disease outbreaks. Even the federal
    government doesn't know where they all are, the Government
    Accountability Office has warned for years.

    A team of reporters who work for the USA TODAY Network of Gannett
    newspapers and TV stations identified more than 200 of these
    high-containment lab facilities in all 50 states and the District of
    Columbia operated by government agencies, universities and private
    companies. They're scattered across the country from the heart of New
    York City to a valley in Montana; from an area near Seattle's Space
    Needle to just a few blocks from Kansas City's Country Club Plaza
    restaurant and shopping district.

    Since April 2014, three other cases of live anthrax have been shipped with the same error of assuming the virus was dead. Well, this is not looking good.
    Forbes has a good article also:

    Assuming you are at Ocracoke, are there a lot of people?

    1. Unbelievable and disasters waiting to happen. Thanks for the info and we aren't in Ocracoke, but in Cape Carteret where we stay most of the time. Just 5 minutes from Emerald Isle and go there daily when the weather is nice. We will be in Ocracoke the week starting July 16th though. Do you go there often?

  3. Not as often as I use to but would go before Memorial Day as I don't like the crowds.

    1. Actually it seems fine with me in the summer. Come on down! :)