PDA

View Full Version : 40,000 contract serious virus in Ukraine, kills 30 Not Swine Flu



Magda Hassan
10-31-2009, 04:53 AM
40,000 contract serious virus in Ukraine, kills 30

By Andrew Moran.




As the world enters the H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic season, another possible virus emerges as 30 people in the Eastern European country of Ukraine have died from this latest flu.
Each country is dealing with their own cases of the H1N1 Swine Flu and many have even taken the vaccination but is H1N1 the only flu out there? A viral infection in Ukraine has taken the lives of 30 people and at first it seemed like an ordinary flu but after a week the symptoms became worse. Radio Netherlands Worldwide (http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/mysterious-virus-hits-ukraine) reports 40,000 Ukrainians have contracted the disease and at least 100 are in the hospital. Tests are currently being conducted and all is known is that it is not the H1N1 Swine Flu. A large number of schools and childcare facilities are being shut down, especially in the city of Lvov. Also, government agencies are handing out surgical masks and gloves to people in the western part of Ukraine. However, Russia Today (http://www.russiatoday.ru/Top_News/2009-10-30/ukraine-sounds-swine-flu.html?fullstory) is reporting that it is A/H1N1 or Californian Flu and the total number of deaths is closer to 40. Prime Minister Timoshenko stated, “Express-tests cannot provide a hundred percent verification of the virus, they give only 50% accuracy. That’s why blood probes of those who died were sent to special laboratories for further testing. And only this morning it was confirmed that at least 11 deaths were caused by the A/H1N1 virus.” The Ukrainian government is calling for international aid to help fight their epidemic and President Yushchenko believes the country needs more than $6 million to battle the epidemic(s). Wolne Media (http://wolnemedia.net/?p=18049&lang=en) have also reported that the symptoms have been diagnosed as pneumonia. Furthermore, four patients in the hospital in Lviv Oblast have been confirmed to have “very severe pneumonia” after contracting the influenza.

Dawn Meredith
11-01-2009, 04:53 PM
Perhaps the whole H1N1 hype is a mere bait and switch.

Dawn

Magda Hassan
11-02-2009, 03:01 AM
MIGnews.com.ua
Ministry of Health has not established the exact diagnosis of the epidemic disease in the western regions of Ukraine. Health Minister Vasyl Knyazevich has given information about spread of diseases in the Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv Regions today at the meeting of Cabinet of Ministers.
According to the Minister, the World Health Organization is ready to render assistance to Ukrainian experts and the Ministry of Health in order to establish the cause of death and development of disease flu in the Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv Regions.
"We are working at receiving the vaccine against influenza A (H1N1) also", - said Vasily Knyazevich and asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to render assistance.
Answering question of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko about the definition of the specific nature of the disease, the head of the Ministry of Health said: "The nature of infections is viral one. But at the moment it is not defined, is it the Californian influenza H1N1, or it is our seasonal influenza. To date, there is no precise diagnosis."
In turn, First Deputy Prime Minister Olexander Turchynov urged "not to slow in the matter, and hold a conference tomorrow," and noted that preliminary information about the nature of infections will be received tonight.
According to the Minister of Health, to date, 12 adults have died in the Ternopil Region. "There are problems, people of working age 20-45 years are sick, there is a problem with pregnant women (we have the death in the Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil Regions), 17 patients remain in the grave condition, 4 of them have artificial pulmonary ventilation", - said Vasily Knyazevych.
According to the Minister, leading international experts, particularly from Russia and Europe, will be involving into establishing the diagnosis.
He noted that the Ivano-Frankivsk region reached the epidemic threshold. 6 deaths are registered there which are related to this situation. Also, the Minister of Health noted that the climatic and temperature conditions in the Ternopil Region did not lead to the development of disease in these regions.
In turn, Yulia Tymoshenko ordered before the end of today's meeting of the government to bring her all the data, the estimates associated with the epidemic disease as a draft form. She also ordered Oleksander Turchynov to consider the issue of informing the public through the video and broadcast that person should avoid work and study if he has signs of cold, and urgently appeal to the doctor.
In addition, Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Health to send special circulars, which contain instructions for the doctors in this situation, to all hospitals of Ukraine, and to explore the amount of necessary additional funding to counteract an outbreak of viral diseases in the western areas.
In connection with the spread of flu quarantine has been declared in schools in the Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk Regions.
04:10 p.m. Despite the fact that doctors do not state that epidemic of swine flu has started in Ukraine, the facts speak for themselves: a man died in Transcarpathia. Precisely swine flu killed him.
According to reports, a week ago the man returned from Saint Petersburg, where he was on a business trip, with symptoms of cold, but sought medical treatment only when the health condition was already critical: there were complications in the form of inflammation of the lungs and pulmonary edema.
Doctors and specialists of the Transcarpathian regional sanitary-epidemiological station previously recognized swine flu as the cause of death, but in connection with the complexity of the final laboratory tests the cause of death of the man has not yet succeeded, reports Obozrevatel.
Another patient with symptoms of swine flu has been hospitalized to regional infectious diseases hospital in Uzhhorod. The resident of Koritnyany village, Uzhhorod district recently returned from Moscow, and felt a deterioration of health. Doctors are confident due to the timely treatment the patient will recover.
Today in Uzhhorod a press conference is planned to be held involving specialists of the Office of Health and State Administration. It will be held at 03:30 a.m. in the regional center of health.
As MIGnews.com.ua correspondent has learned, a group of specialists of Transcarpathian regional sanitary-epidemiological station has left for investigation of a fatal case in Volovets village, whence the deceased comes from. Doctors say that it would be too difficult to confirm the presence of swine influenza in the region - in Ukraine there are no special methods and technical capabilities, Vitaly Logos, MIGnews.com.ua correspondent reports.
An epidemic of A/H1N1 influenza may appear in November in Ukraine, told the director of the Ukrainian Center of influenza and acute respiratory infections Olexander Hrynevich. "Most likely, it will appear when the weather deteriorates. People will be cold”,- said Hrynevich.
05:22 p.m. 21 people have died in three western regions of Ukraine, according to preliminary data, of pneumonia, ForUm reports. Swine influenza has not been found, but the final results will be known in two days, when the additional tests will be spent in London.
Olexandr Hrynevich assured that Ukrainian epidemiologists have been prepared for the epidemic of influenza A/H1N1, reports ForUm. According to him, the state has reserves of disinfection means, necessary tests to identify A/H1N1 have been purchased, places for treatment of patients have been prepared. Hrynevich suggests that an epidemic of swine flu may start soon in Ukraine.
Today, on October 29, it has become known about another case of death from pneumonia in Chernivtsi. Ministry of Health calls on all citizens if symptoms of influenza or other acute respiratory viral diseases appear, go to hospital immediately.
Due to the epidemiological situation the trip of President Victor Yushchenko to the Lviv Region may fail, Glavred cites the chief state sanitary doctor of the Lviv region Roman Pavliv as saying.
On Saturday, October 31, business trip of President of Ukraine to the Lviv Region is planned to be on the occasion of the establishment of the West Ukrainian National Republic.
Three members of Ukraine’s embassies are being checked by doctors on influenza A (H1N1), Foreign Minister Petro Poroshenko reported. "There was information that the three officials of embassies are suspected of being ill with virus A (H1N1). All necessary facilities were provided for treatment and diagnostics," - he said.
Petro Poroshenko said that the Foreign Ministry established a fund for immediate disbursement of funds for treatment in cases where the health of members of diplomatic missions of Ukraine is under threat. The Ministry is also developing mechanisms for temporary insurance for diplomats working in countries where the epidemiological threat or an emergency for their social protection are declared, Ukrainian News reported.
05:39 p.m. Doctors are calling on citizens not to vaccinate against influenza, because such vaccination in the midst of the epidemic may injure the health, coordinator of epidemic influenza in Lviv Miron Borysevich claimed at a press conference, proUA.com reports.
"When an outbreak of influenza begins, nobody is being vaccinated. From the point of view of epidemiology this can not be done because it is harmful. It may harm the patient," - he said.
At the same time, doctors advise not to communicate with people who are sick. If you have to contact with sick people, use flu masks.
A closed meeting has been held in Ivano-Frankivsk, at which participants agreed that epidemic of the so-called "pneumonic plague" is being spread throughout Ukraine. But the problem is its form is unknown, it is ATYPICAL nobody knows how to treat it.
PNEUMONIC PLAGUE has an acute course than other forms, over and is accompanied by a very high mortality rate. The incubation period of primary pneumonic plague rarely exceeds more than 1-4 days. It begins, as a rule, suddenly - with shivering, fever, headache, myalgia, weakness, nausea. The symptoms of pneumonia - cough with phlegm, chest pain, shortness of breath - usually appear on the second day of the disease. Blood spitting, growing respiratory disorders, heart failure, respiratory failure, shock are being observed. In primary pneumonic plague phlegm usually is watery or mucinous, foamy, with blood or visibly bloody.
A secondary pneumonic plague occurs as interstitial pneumonia. Phlegm is scanty and more dense and viscous than in primary pulmonary plague. It is believed that in this regard, patients are less contagious.
As a reminder, yesterday, on October 28 f (http://mignews.com.ua/en/articles/376222.html)lu epidemic in the Ternopil Region, which had appeared a week ago, mowed down nearly 10,000 of residents. (http://mignews.com.ua/en/articles/376222.html) Moreover - unknown virus has already killed seven people. Ministry of Health has confirmed 20 deaths from pneumonia in Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv Regions. By Yulia Makoveeva, MIGnews.com.ua

Keith Millea
11-02-2009, 05:32 PM
So far in my County:
111 hospitalised
6 deaths-twice as many as any other county in the State.

Magda Hassan
11-05-2009, 01:53 AM
WHO Targets Hemorrhagic H1N1 Cases in Lviv Ukraine
Recombinomics Commentary 19:54
November 3, 2009

Work will initially begin in Lviv region, where reported numbers of cases showing severe manifestations of acute respiratory illness have been especially high. Two virologists on the team have started working at the National Influenza Centre and the laboratories of the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Kyiv to provide diagnostic support.

The above comments from the WHO update (http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_11_03/en/) on Ukraine strike a more serious tone than yesterday's quotes from WHO spokespersons playing down the alarming number of hospitalized and fatal cases, as well as media reports spinning political considerations, or politicians claiming only 15 confirmed H1N1 cases. As the WHO update clearly states, the dominant influenza circulating worldwide is swine H1N1 and it is assumed that most cases in the Ukraine (see map (http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com/flu/gmap0910300830.html?lat=50.064191736659104&lon=31.640625&zoom=6)) are swine H1N1. Since the official government website lists 19,189 influenza cases (in addition to more than 235,000 ARI cases), the willingness of politicians to cite 15 confirmed cases, as well as media support in the distribution of the propaganda, is unfortunate.

The more severe manifestation of ARI cases are clearly hemorrhagic disease that fills lungs with blood and produces bleeding at all orifices, which are stark reminders of 1918 pandemic cases which were also linked to a swine H1N1.

Samples have arrived at Mill Hill in London, and sequence data should be available shortly. Since current swine H1N1 produced lethal infections in previously healthy young adults, and produced hemorrhagic disease, changes in the viral genome may be absent or minor. Therefore, release of the sequences to the entire scientific community would be useful.

Similarly, an update on the number of hemorrhagic cases would be useful. Rumors have suggested that such the number of such cases is significantly higher than the six described in media reports.
http://www.recombinomics.com/News/11030902/Ukraine_Hemor.html

David Guyatt
11-05-2009, 12:02 PM
One gets the indistinct impression that bio-warfare may be occurring without any mention being made by our beloved Leaders and the MSM.

Peter Lemkin
11-05-2009, 07:23 PM
All I know is that the Ukraine is 'right down the street' from me here and there is constant traffic of persons back and forth......Here, there is NO news of things in the Ukraine re: H1N1. But that means nothing. It is going to be a long winter!

Jan Klimkowski
11-05-2009, 07:25 PM
The key element to look for is mortality rates of healthy 20-45-year-olds.

This group should only die from "regular" flu on exceptionally rare occasions.

If healthy 20-45-year-olds start dying in statistically meaningful numbers, then we are probably looking at a cytokine storm, where the body's own defence mechanism rampages out of control and attacks the host. Ie us.

Cytokine storm is how "Spanish" flu killed so many young people in 1918.


The unusually severe disease killed between 2 and 20% of those infected, as opposed to the more usual flu epidemic mortality rate of 0.1%.[10][13] Another unusual feature of this pandemic was that it mostly killed young adults, with 99% of pandemic influenza deaths occurring in people under 65, and more than half in young adults 20 to 40 years old.[25] This is unusual since influenza is normally most deadly to the very young (under age 2) and the very old (over age 70)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu

Fwiw - wiki here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cytokine_storm

Ed Jewett
11-08-2009, 06:41 AM
Yushchenko called on to help Ukraine: Unknown virus is killing people

Publication time: 1 November 2009, 23:39

http://imgs2.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2009/11/01/11153_1.jpg In last 24 hours, an unknown virus (presumed pneumonic plague) infected another 37 thousand and killed 12 more people. The authorities deny that this is pneumonic plague, and insist that people die from influenza, pneumonia and ARI.

Meanwhile, an emergency message from the President of Ukraine to the international community to immediately help in the fight against the virus, only reinforces the suspicion that pneumonia and influenza is not the cause.

"The current threat to national security of Ukraine, which we can not offset on our own, requires me to turn to our closest friends and strategic partners for emergency aid", - Yushchenko said in an appeal to the leaders of Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia Slovakia, USA, and EU Commission President and Secretary General of NATO.

According to the operative data of the Ministry of Health on 1 November, recorded through out the country more than 191 thousand patients with unknown disease of lungs. Of these, 83 thousand are children. Total number deaths recorded - 60, 123 people are dying.

Day before, on October 31, according to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, 154 200 people fell ill, according to official data, 48 patients died, including two children.

Authorities officially called the disease "swine flu", "California flu", "SARS","pneumonia", but doctors say on the basis of clinical data and the rapidity of the epidemic, that it is pneumonic plague.

Many Ukrainians believe that Ukraine has been infected with pneumonic plague by Russian terrorist organization, the FSB of Russia, using bacteriological weapons to destabilize the situation necessary for the armed aggression of Russia against Ukraine.

According to unofficial information, the death rate in Ukraine from the alleged pneumonic plague is higher than officially announced.

According to unofficial data, "in Ukraine over the past week about 1500 people have already died. As noted by some doctors, the reason - pneumonic plague. High temperatures from the first day, a burning sensation in the chest, the desire to drink cold and nausea - all of these symptoms are frightening. People die within few days.

On the other hand, Ukrainian media reported that the virus is rapidly spreading in Ukraine and has already reached Odessa:

"1 woman died in the area of Odessa. Swine influenza has not been confirmed, most likely pneumonic plague was the cause.

Odessa and the region is already infected, most likely, is mutated pneumonic plague ", - said one of the doctors of private clinics in Odessa.

"The panic that spreads through the city, is so great that people are willing to sit at home even on just bread and water. Lack of gauze dressings in the city and surrounding areas - is just the beginning, and there is no elementary necessary ascorbic acid and inhalers.

Meanwhile, the first officially recorded death is because of pneumonic plague, and believe me in reality the are much more, "- says the Odessa physician.

All the doctors throughout Ukraine say that this is pneumonic plague.

"I have met with friends from the western Ukraine, the doctors say that the lungs of the dead were black. And that, perhaps this is not influenza but pneumonic plague. Well, if this is indeed a plague, then the news won't mention it for now, and certainly - it's 100% death (according to the U.S. for 1950-1994 - 41%, but the American health care, of course, not Ukrainian, and American doctors knew that they are dealing with a plague - KC).

With each passing day the picture becomes more and more dire, bloggers wrote and continued:

"The number of deaths is understated. The practice of health care service - to respond to anything after a really big problem. And "big" - far not 60 - as reported to the authorities at the moment.

All the actions talk about a really serious problem that the government is facing. The atmosphere in general - I recalled the early days of the Chernobyl accident - were the same "movement", and secrecy on the part of officials.

The regional center: converted the place to fit 200 beds, tripled the personnel of Precinct Therapeutic Services for special situation of contagious diseases (on materials of live broadcast 'Medchinovnika').

By nosocomial information - all the staff of one of the agencies was transferred to the barracks, in which there was a fatal outcome. (No one was allowed to go home at the end of the working day on Friday). Establishment is located not far away from the major microdistricts.

Traffic police from the western regions does not let transport to go to the east. People are running, it's terrible. Official comments: "information about checkpoints we do not confirm, but do not rule out such a course of action."

One of my friends in these minutes is going to Kiev by train. In our area - quarantine, in Kiev - not yet. The stewards not only wear masks but also disposable gloves - at all times. The clinical picture of what the virus is called Ukraine A H1N1 is same as the picture of pneumonic plague - the speed of hemorrhagic damage of lung tissue, on the absence of prodromal period, on hectic - up to 39-40 degrees - temperature.

- Information from Kiev says that it is not an epidemic of swine flu, but a previously unknown form of pneumonic plague. Doctors have been given the orders not to disclose this information. The figures are understated by tens of times, citizens inform.

Note that this summer in one of Chinese cities pneumonic plague was officially declared, and only 3 deaths reported. The city was quarantined. No further deaths were reported.

- All this is not known not only for the reason that the government forces not to disclose the information, carefully concealing the real situation and closes the zone where the epidemic erupted. The exact number of victims is much higher than shown by the statistics - everyone understands it. How many really died? If you take 152 thousand registered patients and only 52 deaths, even from ordinary flu more than 450 people would have died, according to the annual mortality statistics.

At the moment, in the disaster zone (Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Lutsk) receipts are taken of non-disclosure, doctors are not allowed to record the death with symptoms of pneumonic plague. Deaths are recorded as a result of heart attacks and other things.

The zones of "reanimation" increase. Departure from cordon is blocked. Photo, video filming the scene, contacts with the press - are not permitted under any pretext. Facts are checked, according to ordinary Ukrainians.

From Ternopil message: I am afraid - neighbor from above the floor died. I called my classmate - a doctor - she does not want to speak on this thing, but said that she was also scared. Perhaps we have some sort of mutated virus.

- I'm flying to Odessa this night. In Ukraine there is swine flu or pneumonic plague. They say that already died whether a thousand, or 1500 people, writes Corneliy Glas from Yerevan.

- A call on to mobile. On army channels - "Pneumonic plague. Ternopil region - 26 dead. Barracks rearranged into hospitals", said Eustas a resident of Ukraine.

Department of Monitoring,
Kavkaz Center


###

Ukraine: Influenza or Pneumonic Plague? The situation is getting worse and worse

Publication time: 2 November 2009, 21:37

http://imgs2.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2009/11/02/11155_1.jpg Ukrainian News Agency "Fraza" reported that, according to informed sources, "it has been confirmed 100 % Pneumonic Plague in Ukraine".

The Agency asserts that "the head physician of the medical institutions has sent out an informal disposal - not to sow panic, to refute the information about the plague, and to speak only of swine influenza".

It is also required to distribute masks at health facilities with 8 levels of protection and anti-plague protection costumes. There is also an informal order not to allow any visitors to see the patients.

According to the "Fraza" agency, "today in Ukraine pneumonic plague is going in parallel with swine flu. The plague has killed over 60 people, and about 14 from the flu.

Meanwhile, the press service of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported that there is only one death from "California" virus A/N1N1 in Ukraine.

"In Ukraine there are 22 cases recorded of the virus A/N1N1 disease and there is only one fatal consequence as a result. All other cases of death from influenza has only a speculative attitude to "California" virus," press service reports.

The situation with the epidemic of influenza is a complex and unpredictable because of the propensity of influenza A/H1N1 virus to mutation, said First Deputy Minister of Health Mr. Lazoryshynets on Monday, November 2.

"The situation is complicated and unpredictable. We found a strain of this virus in our laboratory ... This virus is dangerous because it can mutate, and we can get a very different kind of virus, which was in Latin America or in Mexico, now it is European ", - said Lazoryshynets at a press conference, the "Correspondent" magazine informs.

At a press conference Lazoryshynets also said that there are 22 officially confirmed cases of influenza A/H1N1 in Ukraine.

First Vice Prime Minister Oleksandr Turchinov previously stated that as of Monday morning, November 2, there are 64 registered deaths in Ukraine from flu and acute respiratory viral infections.

Meantime, according to official information the highest level of epidemiological risk is declared in Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislav) area, from 2 November. This decision was made by Ivano-Frankivsk Regional emergency epidemiological commission at the extended session on November 2.

In accordance with the Commission, quarantine will last for all educational institutions in the area until 20 November, a commission to monitor the distribution of medicines is also made, which come in the region as humanitarian aid.

The commission agreed that health workers will provide individual first aid kit. There will be extra transport allocated to visit patients by the district doctors.

According to the Ministry of Health, today in Ukraine there are 255 000 registered cases of influenza and SARS, of whom 15 000 were hospitalized.

Ministry of Transport and Communications of Ukraine introduced a permanent monitoring of the situation on a clear implementation of the planned anti-epidemic measures in public transport.

A special monitoring group studied the transport department on November 2, how the anti-epidemiological measures were applied at the Kiev railway station, central bus station of the capital and the International airport "Borispol".

Polish epidemiologists November 3 arrive in Ukraine for obtaining specimens from patients with the Ukrainians. The experts will arrive in Lviv, where it is supposed to take 190 samples.

Polish epidemiologists are expected to arrive in Ukraine on November 3 to obtain samples from patients. The experts will arrive in Lviv, where 190 samples are to be taken.

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry on November 2 recommended to the residents of Lithuania to refrain from unnecessary trips to the Ukraine.

Department of Monitoring,
Kavkaz Center


####

Ministry of Pulic Health of Ukraine
http://www.health.gov.ua/www.nsf/0/9696612387f3f40ac2256bed00410bcc?OpenDocument


http://www.health.gov.ua/icons/vwicn044.gif(+38 45) 253-52-71; 253-61-65
http://www.health.gov.ua/icons/vwicn047.gif(+38 45) 253-69-75
Ministry address: 7 Hrushevsky st., 01021, Kyiv - 21, Ukraine
http://www.health.gov.ua/icons/vwicn126.gif interdep@moz.gov.ua (interdep@moz.gov.ua)

Jan Klimkowski
11-08-2009, 02:02 PM
All the doctors throughout Ukraine say that this is pneumonic plague.

"I have met with friends from the western Ukraine, the doctors say that the lungs of the dead were black. And that, perhaps this is not influenza but pneumonic plague. Well, if this is indeed a plague, then the news won't mention it for now, and certainly - it's 100% death (according to the U.S. for 1950-1994 - 41%, but the American health care, of course, not Ukrainian, and American doctors knew that they are dealing with a plague - KC).

Hmmm. :hmmmm2:


Pneumonic plague is one of three main forms of plague, all of which are caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It is more virulent and rarer than bubonic plague. The difference between the versions of plague is simply the location of the infection. Pneumonic plague is an infection in the lung(s), bubonic plague is an infection of the buboes or lymph nodes, while septicemic plague is an infection in the blood stream.

Typically, pneumonic form is due to a secondary spread from advanced infection of an initial bubonic form. Primary pneumonic plague results from inhalation of fine infective droplets and can be transmitted from human to human without involvement of fleas or animals. Untreated pneumonic plague has a very high fatality rate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonic_plague


Yersinia pestis (formerly Pasteurella pestis) is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. It is a facultative anaerobe that can infect humans and other animals.

Human Y. pestis infection takes three main forms: pneumonic, septicemic, and the notorious bubonic plagues.[1] All three forms have been responsible for high mortality rates in epidemics throughout human history, including the Black Death (a bubonic plague) that accounted for the death of at least one-third of the European population in 1347 to 1353.

In September 2009 the death of a molecular genetics professor at the University of Chicago was linked to his work on a weakened strain of Y. pestis.[2].

Y. pestis has gained attention as a possible biological warfare agent and the CDC has classified it as a category A pathogen requiring preparation for a possible terrorist attack.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yersinia_pestis


Plague is a disease caused by the Yersinia pestis bacterium. Rodents are the normal host of plague, and the disease is transmitted to humans by flea bites and occasionally by aerosol in the form of pneumonic plague.[22] The disease has a history of use in biological warfare dating back many centuries, and is considered a threat due to its ease of culture and ability to remain in circulation among local rodents for a long period of time. The weaponized threat comes mainly in the form of pneumonic plague (infection by inhalation)[23]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioterrorism#Category_A

The information coming out of the Ukraine makes it very difficult to know precisely what is going on, and whether this is a form of swine or other flu, or pneumonic plague.


Since 2001, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported six plague outbreaks, though some may go unreported because they often happen in remote areas. Between 1998 and 2009, nearly 24,000 cases have been reported, including about 2,000 deaths, in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Eastern Europe. The vast majority of the world's cases (98%) are in Africa.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonic_plague

If it's pneunomic plague, then it may be natural, but the spectre of biological warfare would have to be considered.

Ed Jewett
11-08-2009, 05:08 PM
See http://www.interpol.int/Public/BioTerrorism/tabletop/default.asp

International Bioterrorism Tabletop Exercise
In September 2009, senior law enforcement officials, health care professionals and experts from international organizations joined their forces to confront a chilling crisis – the plague had just been unleashed on their countries by unknown evildoers.
A fictional scenario with a serious aim
Fortunately, this terrifying situation was a scenario under control, and the civilian authorities were all participants in a Tabletop Exercise on Preventing Bioterrorism hosted by INTERPOL. This exercise simulated a global bioterrorism attack and its aftermath. Participants in the Black Death scenario were faced with a fictional, intentional plague attack involving countries from their region, with the exercise designed to assist them in identifying critical co-operation and co-ordination issues which could hinder a quick and successful response to such an attack in real life.
The idea behind this exercise, the third in a series organized by INTERPOL, has been described by the Organization's Secretary General, Ronald K. Noble, as “helping focus our joint understanding of the role and responsibility of each of us – police, health care professionals, experts – in response to a bioterrorism incident, as well as identifying possible gaps or redundancies so that we can draw lessons from them.”
Inter-agency co-operation in Central and Eastern Europe
Organized by the INTERPOL Bioterrorism Unit, this third edition of the event took place from 29-30 September in Warsaw, Poland. Participants in the workshop numbered 27 from six Central and Eastern European countries (Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine), as well as 15 participants from international organizations such as Europol, the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Centre for Disease Control, the European Commission (Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs and Directorate General for Justice, Freedom and Security), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
A wide range of INTERPOL initiatives
The tabletop exercise is the latest in a series of initiatives launched by INTERPOL since the creation of its Bioterrorism Prevention programme. INTERPOL has worked ceaselessly since 2005 to heighten its member countries’ awareness of the dangers of bioterrorism and to enhance their preparedness for a bioterrorist attack. The Bioterrorism Prevention Programme has co-ordinated a series of events, starting with the Global Conference on Preventing Bioterrorism (http://www.interpol.int/Public/BioTerrorism/Conferences/Conf01/default.asp) in March 2005; regional workshops (http://www.interpol.int/Public/BioTerrorism/Workshops/Default.asp) in Africa, South America, Europe and Asia; train-the-trainer sessions all over the world; and practical tabletop exercises such as the one outlined above.

Ed Jewett
11-08-2009, 08:20 PM
I recently developed a "file" of stuff off the Internet forwarded to Magda for her "vetting".

Magda Hassan
11-11-2009, 07:33 AM
Here it is. Thank Ed :star:
NEWS
Plague Genome: The Evolution Of a Pathogen
Flexibility makes Yersinia pestis adaptable to new pathways of transmission to humans


The Scientist 2001, 15(21):1



Published

29 October 2001
http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/12670/



##


by Janet Ginsburg




CLOSING BELL
To Fight Plague, Look to Russia's Past
The Tsars, and then the Soviets, created a Yersinia pestis surveillance system that today's epidemiologists should envy

Email: Janet Ginsburg - jginsburg@the-scientist.com
The Scientist 2005, 19(19):60



Published

10 October 2005






A century before Ebola, SARS, or avian flu began making headlines, another invisible killer was carving a swath of death and fear across the Russian Empire: the plague. And even in an age that predated PCR and even Watson and Crick, the remarkable way the tsarist government set out to fight what was then an unknown organism could be a model for today's preventive strategies. "I thought I was being so creative for the last five years suggesting that we look for zoonotic diseases independent of species bias," says veterinary pathologist Tracey McNamara, whose work on sick crows in 1999 helped lead to the identification of West Nile virus. "[The Russians] tried to detect disease threats before they spilled over into the human population."

http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/15784/

##
[B]WHO team arrives to assist with Ukraine flu probe

Lisa Schnirring file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/maggie/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif Staff Writer
Nov 3, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said its team arrived in the Ukraine last night and met with the country's health ministry today to discuss a dramatic spike in flulike illnesses and deaths, particularly in the western part of the country.
The Ukrainian health ministry has recorded more than 250,000 flulike illnesses, of which 235 patients needed treatment in intensive care units, the WHO said in a statement today. As of yesterday, 70 deaths had been reported.
The high level of illnesses activity and severe cases, combined with reports of hemorrhagic pneumonia cases, have raised some speculation that the virus might be behaving differently in the Ukraine, but further testing is just getting under way.
Laboratory testing at labs in the Ukraine have confirmed the pandemic H1N1 virus in samples taken from patients in two regions, the WHO said, adding that because the pandemic virus has become dominant throughout the world, most of the Ukrainian respiratory illnesses are probably caused by the novel H1N1 strain.
Though the highest illness rates have been seen in the western part of the country, illness activity is increasing rapidly in Kiev, the WHO reported.
The WHO's field investigation team will start in the Lviv region, where the number of cases of severe respiratory illness has been especially high. Virologists from the WHO have started working with Ukrainian scientists at the National Influenza Centre and the Central Sanitary and Epidemiological Station, both in Kiev.
Ukraine's health ministry has sent viral samples to the WHO collaborating center in London, where laboratory experts will conduct confirmatory tests and further characterize the virus.
The outbreak raises several questions and may provide clues about how the virus will circulate in the Northern Hemisphere during the winter months, particularly in areas such as Eastern Europe that have healthcare challenges.
The WHO commended Ukrainian officials for their transparent reporting and open sharing of viral samples. It also said border closures and international travel restrictions are not warranted.
Lawmakers in the Ukraine today approved legislation freeing up $1 billion UAH (about $131 million) in reserve funds for flu response actions, according to a report from UNIAN, the country's independent news agency.
The country's head sanitary inspector today, in a television interview, denied that the country was experiencing an outbreak of pandemic flu and said only 14 cases had been confirmed, including three deaths, according to another UNIAN report today.
Meanwhile, two of Ukraine's top leaders, who are opponents in a January presidential election, scrambled to respond to the flu outbreak, UNIAN reported. President Victor Yuschenko instructed the military to prepare portable military hospitals, and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko promised to provide all of the country's residents with masks to reduce their flu exposure.
An official from the Ukraine's flu and respiratory disease center, Oleksandr Hrynevych, today projected that pandemic H1N1 vaccination could begin in a month or two after regulators approve two vaccines that are undergoing testing, according to a report from the National Radio Company of Ukraine (NRCU). He said the vaccine supply will come from the WHO and from individual country donations.
A warden message posted on the US State Department's Ukrainian embassy Web site said US officials are aware of the outbreak and are monitoring the situation. Though the country has imposed several social-distancing measures, such as a 3-week school closure, Ukrainian officials have told the State Department that no general quarantine is in effect.
The US embassy said that, because of legal restrictions and lack of resources, it is not able to provide private citizens with pandemic supplies, medication, medical treatment, or medical advice.
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/nov0309ukraine.html

##
Michael Osterholm elected member of Council on Foreign Relations

Aug 26, 2009 – CIDRAP Director Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, has been elected to membership of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
The CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting the understanding of foreign policy and the United States' role in the world. It maintains a diverse membership of prominent thinkers who debate major issues with senior government officials, members of Congress, and global leaders. Council membership is divided almost evenly among New York, Washington, and other locations around the world.

Throughout the council's 88-year history, secretaries of state, former national security officers, bankers, lawyers, professors, former CIA members, and senior media figures have been honored with membership.
Osterholm, who is internationally recognized as an expert on infectious diseases, pandemic preparedness, food safety, and biosecurity, was nominated by a group of prominent public policy and foreign relations leaders and elected by the council's membership.

"I'm extremely honored to be elected to the council's membership and look forward to continuing our work to limit the global impact of infectious diseases" Osterholm said.
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/center/mission/articles/mto_foreignrelations.html

##

"I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes. The moral effect should be good...and it would spread a lively terror.... "-- Winston Churchill commenting on the British use of poison gas against the Iraqis after World War I

##

Malcolm Casadaban (12 August 1949 – 13 September 2009) was Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and of Microbiology at the University of Chicago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Chicago).[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Casadaban#cite_note-0)
He became Assistant Professor at Chicago in 1980, and associate professor in 1975….
Casadaban died following an accidental laboratory exposure to Yersinia pestis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yersinia_pestis), a bacterium associated with plague (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_%28disease%29).[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Casadaban#cite_note-1)
##

Who is Joseph Moshe? (http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/who-is-joseph-moshe/)

Who is Joseph Moshe? Where is Joseph Moshe?
http://willyloman.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/moshe-1.jpg

##

What of Norbert G. Riedel,Ph.D., Corporate Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Baxter International?


What of the allegations [the subject of a lawsuit in Austria] made about Baxter Inte’l in Europe, the Ukraine and Austria?




##

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=142396.0

##

Let's see what the NWO eugenicist murdering psychopaths at upmc-biosecurity.org reveal about themselves:

http://upmc-biosecurity.org/website/special_topics/global_disease_surveillance/programs/btrp.html

Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP)
http://cns.miis.edu/cns/dc/cbw_seminars/060328.htm

Purpose
The Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP), formerly the Biological Weapons Proliferation Prevention (BWPP) Program, is a DoD surveillance and response program designed to enhance biosecurity and biosafety at research facilities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Ukraine.

History and operational characteristics
The program was established in 2003 by the DoD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Using existing research infrastructure and in-country expertise as the backbone of each country’s system, the BTRP is expanding those programs to include disease surveillance and response capabilities. The primary focus is diseases caused by 14 select agents that have a history of being weaponized by a state and diseases that present a pandemic threat (e.g., H5N1 avian influenza).15

Each host country has a network of “sentinel medical *facilities,” a Central Reference Laboratory, and a national response team(s) that identify, investigate, and respond to deliberate and naturally occurring disease outbreaks.§ Clinicians at sentinel medical facilities report human cases that match the case definitions of interest (e.g., influenzalike illness, acute febrile illness, or acute hemorrhagic fever). Likewise, veterinarians report veterinary diseases of interest to the host country’s Central Reference Laboratory and to the DoD. Each Central Reference Laboratory analyzes environmental and clinical samples using standardized nucleic acid detection methods with quality controlled reagents, protocols, and equipment. Laboratory information and communications with the DoD are managed with an electronic database, Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System (EIDSS).

If a disease outbreak caused by one of the 14 pathogens is detected or if a disease outbreak of international public health significance occurs, the closest response team travels to the site to conduct initial epidemiologic investigations and to collect additional samples for laboratory analysis. Response times vary; in smaller countries such as Georgia and Azerbaijan, a team can reach a site in one day. In a larger country like Kazakhstan, it could take longer.** For reports of less serious diseases, more information may be needed before a response team will be mobilized.

All the programs are operational, with the program in Georgia being the most proficient of the BTRP Centers. The surveillance system will be expanded to include drug-resistant tuberculosis, rabies, cholera, malaria, and other diseases of public health importance in the countries; however, these public health efforts will be supported by other sponsors.

Region/countries served
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Ukraine

Funding/budget/staff
In FY2006, funding for the Biological Threat Reduction Program was $60 million, and over the next 5 years, the U.S. intends to spend approximately $400 million on the program. The BTRP system is designed to be self-sustaining after an agreed-on start-up period.
__________________________________________________ ____
http://cns.miis.edu/cns/dc/cbw_seminars/060328.htm

Biological Threat Reduction in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Summary of Presentation by Scott A. Levac
March 28, 2006

At the CBW Breakfast Seminar on March 28, 2006, Scott A. Levac, an international project manager from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), gave the first public briefing on the Threat Agent Detection and Response (TADR) Project in Central Asia and Caucasus. Mr. Levac described in detail the objectives of the project, the current level of cooperation with the host countries, and the impediments that remain. Nearly fifty people from U.S. government agencies, think tanks, academic institutions, foreign embassies, and media outlets attended the briefing, which was held at the CNS Washington, DC Office.

The TADR Project is currently in various stages of implementation in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Fiscal Year 2006 funding for the project is approximately $60 million, and the United States expects to spend about $400 million on the program over the next five years. Efforts to extend the project to Russia have run into political roadblocks, however, such as the lack of a bilateral framework agreement and questions about Russian compliance with the Biological Weapons Convention.

According to Levac, the main objectives of the TADR Project are to combat the threat of bioterrorism and prevent the proliferation of biological weapons (BW) technology, pathogens and expertise by:

* Reducing the number of strain collections of especially dangerous pathogens and consolidating them at no more than three facilities in each country, so as to minimize the possibility of these disease agents falling in to the hands of bioterrorists;
* Developing a security system to protect the limited number of repositories;
* Training former bioweapons scientists to use their skills for peaceful purposes; and
* Strengthening the public health infrastructure of the host countries by establishing a state-of-the-art network of infectious-disease surveillance facilities to detect and respond to outbreaks.

In each country participating in the TADR Project, several epidemiological sentinel stations will be connected in real time to a Central Reference Laboratory (CRL). DTRA has commissioned a basic architectural design for the CRL that includes separate wings for work on human and veterinary diseases that meet Biosafety Level 2 or 3 standards. The CRL will also serve as the national repository for especially dangerous pathogens (such as the bacteria that cause anthrax and plague), making it possible to consolidate culture collections that are currently dispersed at numerous field stations at a single, highly secure location. Pathogens isolated in the field will be transported to the CRL for identification and storage.

Each CRL pathogen repository is equipped with advanced security measures such as cipher locks, card readers, and security cameras, as well as a computerized accounting system in which samples of human and veterinary pathogens are catalogued with bar codes. In addition, a newly developed Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System (EIDSS) links teams of epidemiologists working in the field with their colleagues at the CRL and with an electronic database in the United States. The TADR Project is equipping the participating countries with special vehicles for the secure transportation of pathogens, as well as data communication devices with Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) capability.

The TADR Project entails extensive scientific cooperation between the United States and the participating countries. One component of the project is the training of local specialists in advanced laboratory diagnostic methods, such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Levac also emphasized that the project offers tangible benefits for U.S. infectious-disease and biodefense specialists by providing them with samples of unique strains of pathogenic microorganisms isolated from endemic areas in Central Asia and Caucasus. In return, the United States will send DNA-based diagnostic tools to the CRLs.

The ultimate goal of the TADR Project to establish in each of the host nations an integrated public health and animal health system that will effectively monitor especially dangerous diseases, prevent outbreaks, and detect and mitigate the consequences of possible bioterrorist attacks. Such a capability will not only reduce the risk of "brain drain" of former bioweapons scientists, but the consolidation of highly dangerous pathogens in secure repositories will reduce the risk of theft or diversion by terrorists.

####


http://www.bt.cdc.gov/Agent/Plague/Consensus.pdf
...

Plague Following Use of a Biological Weapon

The epidemiology of plague following its use as a biological weapon would differ substantially from that of naturally
occurring infection. Intentional dissemination of plague would most probably occur via an aerosol of Y pestis, a mechanism that has been shown to produce disease in nonhuman primates.19 A pneumonic plague outbreak would result with symptoms initially resembling those of other severe respiratory illnesses.

The size of the outbreak would depend on factors including the quantity of biological agent used, characteristics of the strain, environmental conditions, and methods of aerosolization. Symptoms would begin to occur 1 to 6 days following exposure, and people would die quickly following onset of symptoms.16 Indications that plague had been artificially disseminated would be the occurrence of cases in locations not known to have enzootic infection, in persons without known risk factors, and in the absence of prior rodent deaths.

There are no widely available rapid diagnostic tests for plague.28 Tests that would be used to confirm a suspected
diagnosis—antigen detection, IgM enzyme immunoassay, immunostaining, and polymerase chain reaction—
are available only at some state health departments, the CDC, and military laboratories.21

see also Bacterial Pneumonia Caused Most Deaths in 1918 Influenza Pandemic (http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=142680.msg864404#msg864404)

Plague as a weapon

Human susceptibility to plague is thought to be universal.

In the 1950s and 1960s, both US and Soviet biological weapons programs developed methods to directly aerosolise particles containing Y. pestis.

Soviet scientists manufactured large quantities and allegedly engineered multidrug-resistant strains.7

A 1970 WHO assessment considered that, in a worst-case scenario, 50 kg of Y. pestis released as an aerosol over a city of five million could result in 150 000 cases of pneumonic plague, with 80 000–100 000 requiring hospitalisation and 36 000 deaths.3 Especially in a non-endemic area such as Australia, even a single case of primary plague pneumonia should prompt consideration of deliberate exposure.


September 10, 2008 16:45
?? ??????? ???????? ?????????? ? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ? ??????? ??????? In the Ukraine, began joint exercises with the United States to combat avian flu


International Ukrainian-American exercises in emergency response "Raf End Ready 2008" started today in Lviv. ?? ????? ???????? ????????? ??????? ?????? ? ??????? ??????? ? ?????????????? ????????????? ?????? ? ?????? ??????? ? ???????? ????? ???????????. Their purpose is working out methods to combat avian influenza and the provision of international assistance in the event of an outbreak and a pandemic of the disease.
? ??????? ?? ???? ?????????? ???????????? ????????????? ?????????? ???, ????????, ?????? ???????????? ???????, ???, ???, ??????????, ?????????????, ???????????????, ????????????, ?????????????????, ??????????????, ???????????????. The exercise based Samborskii poultry engagements MOE, Ministry of Health, the Security Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Defense, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Agrarian Policy, Ministry of Economy, Goskomvetmeditsiny, Customs Service, State Border Service. ?? ???????????? ??????? - ???????????? ??????? ?????????? ? ?????? ???????? ????????? ??????????, ???????? ??????? ????-???? ? ??????? ?????????? ??? ????????? ???????. From the American side - the National Guard of California and California Disaster Medical Service, told Itar-Tass at the headquarters of Emergency in Lviv region.
?? ??????? ??????? ??? ???????? ????? ???????? ?????? ???5-??1 ??????? ??? ???????????? ? ????? ????? ? ?????? ??????? 2005 ???? ?? ??????? ? ???????? ? ???????? ???????. In Ukraine, dangerous for human avian influenza virus Eych5-en1 was first recorded in wild birds in early October 2005 on the border with Romania in the Odessa region. ? ????? ?? ???????? ???5-??1 ? ????? ? ??????? ???? ?? ???? ? ???????? ???? ???????????????? ???? ?????? ????? 170 ????? ????? ???????? ?????. In response to the outbreak Eych5-en1 in the Crimea in December of that year as a precaution were culled nearly 170 thousand heads of poultry. ? ???????? ??????? 2006 ???? ????? ?????????? ? ???????? ????????, ? ?????? 2008 ???? ? ?????????????? ????????? "????????" ? ???? ?????? ? ?????. In mid-February 2006 the virus was found in Odessa Zoo in January 2008 in the poultry farm "Lobzenko" in the village of Falling in the Crimea. ???? ?? ?????? ??????????????? ?????? ??????????? ??????? ??????? ????? ????? ? ??????? ?? ????????????????, ??? ?? ????? ????? ??????????? ???????????? ?? ?????????. While no confirmed cases of avian influenza in Ukraine are not registered, however this does not exclude the possibility of epidemiologists. ????? ?????????? ????????? ??????????? ???????, ??????? ????????, - ?????????? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???????????????? ?????????. Among the sources of contamination of a deadly virus, experts say - the illegal importation of large quantities of animal products.
?? ??????????? ?????? ?????????????? ??????????????? ???? ? 2007 ???? ???????????????? ????? ???????? ?????? ??? ??????????????? ? 42 ??????? ????. According to official data from the International Epizootic Bureau in 2007, highly pathogenic avian influenza was reported in 42 countries. ? ?????? 2008 ???? ??? ???????????, ??? ???? ????????????????, ? ???????, ???????, ??????????????, ?????, ????????, ??????, ?????, ?????, ??????, ???????? ? ????????. Since early 2008, the disease has already been registered in Ukraine, Israel, Britain, China, Vietnam, Egypt, India, Iran, Turkey, Germany and Thailand.

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vesti.ru%2Fdoc.html%3Fid%3D2081 63%26cid%3D9&sl=ru&tl=en&history_state0=


###

All of the below taken from http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=142396.40 :


What makes this story very interesting is (1) a scientist warned of this back in August and was arrested right after and (2) reports from Ukraine of planes spraying something in the skies over cities just before things got really bad.

(1) According to Dr. True Ott, a man called him after an interview on his radio show on Aug. 11th stating that he had proof that Baxter was manufacturing a bioweaponized version of the flu vaccine in Ukraine that used RNA from the deadly 1918 flu.

Overview with some history on Baxter's past "mistakes"
http://davidrothscum.blogspot.com/2009/10/has-baxter-international-released.html

Dr. Ott talking about the call with the man
http://halkinnaman.com/ed/audio_rr/dr_ott_moshe.mp3

Dr. Deagle discussing the incident
http://halkinnaman.com/ed/audio_rr/Bill_Deagle_19_August_2009_moshe_project_camelot.m p3

The next day Aug. 12th, this guy was chased down in LA for supposedly threatening the White House (read first two comments after the article as well).
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/14/man-suspected-of-making-t_n_259330.html

Dr. Ott discusses Joseph Moshe's call on the Aug 17th Dr. Deagle show (6 minute mark of 2nd link)

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWf3kngl0oo
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwDUIjtz6e0 (discusses Joseph Moshe at minute 6)
3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PFOJdEAaVE
4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsh8X7VQovg
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXTTrU5oj1c
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRIORVgEeY0

Another Dr. Deagle clip from Aug 10th (interesting they were saying the swine flu will begin producing more cytokine storms two months ago)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFGWd0cBjho

(2) Ukrainian citizens report aerial spraying on October 30th, right before the more serious form of the virus was being reported.

"Reports of helicopters and light airplanes spraying aerosols over Kiev, Lviv, Ternopil, and other cities throughout Ukraine are tonight flooding online forums and websites, hundreds of people have verified the reports with their own eye-witness accounts."
http://remixxworld.blogspot.com/2009/11/authorities-deny-aircraft-are-spraying.html

Ukrainian authorities are denying eyewitness reports of aerial spraying
http://info-wars.org/2009/10/31/panic-in-ukraine-authorities-deny-aircraft-spraying-aerosols-over-cities-martial-law-expected/

Other related articles...

Ukraine to declare martial law?
http://www.infowars.net/articles/november2009/051109Ukraine.htm

Presidential address to Ukraine on Nov 4th
http://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/15609.html

Vaccine opponents to be arrested in Ukraine
http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1607%3Avaccine-opponents-in-the-ukraine-to-be-arrested&catid=41%3Ahighlighted-news&Itemid=105&lang=en

Another story on Joseph Moshe
http://www.unfictional.com/joseph-moshe-mossad-bioweapon-swine-flu-vaccine-westwood

Ukraine outbreak might be the plague
http://remixxworld.blogspot.com/2009/11/mysterious-virus-hits-ukraine-and.html

WHO arrives in Ukraine to study new flu
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/nov0309ukraine.html

Someone made a short summary of these events in video form here
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb0o1z_alerte-ukraine-pneumonie-inconnue-c_news

As usual, during the time of the outbreak there was a bioterrorism "exercise" going on...
http://www.interpol.int/Public/BioTerrorism/tabletop/default.asp

Is it no surprise vaccine manufacturers are granted legal immunity?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31971355/ns/health-swine_flu/

Scare the public by saying there is a limited supply of vaccines...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6486534/US-swine-flu-vaccine-runs-dry.html

...So they will eat the cookie
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/196224-H1N1-Vaccine-Shortage-Fabricated-to-Create-Hysteria-Boost-Demand-


As well as …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbkT-AhDNRE

http://thebirdflupandemic.com/archives/mutant-h1n1-swine-flu-or-pneumonic-plague-number-of-people-in-ukraine-with-mystery-illness-almost-doubles-in-two-days-to-nearly-half-a-million

Mutant H1N1 Swine Flu Or Pneumonic Plague? Number Of People In Ukraine With Mystery Illness Almost Doubles In Two Days To Nearly Half A Million!

The pandemic situation in Ukraine has rapidly gotten worse. In fact, the number of people in Ukraine who have contracted serious respiratory illness has almost doubled in two days to nearly half a million. The number of confirmed deaths is 81, although there are some sources that suggest that the number of deaths is actually much higher. While some mainstream media outlets still refuse to consider the possibility that the outbreak in Ukraine is anything other than the H1N1 strain that is found in other areas of the world, the reality is that the hemorrhagic nature of the respiratory disease in Ukraine has many health experts speculating either that the H1N1 swine flu virus has mutated in that region or that what is happening in Ukraine is an outbreak of pneumonic plague.

For those health experts that believe that the outbreak in Ukraine is primarily being caused by the H1N1 virus, the fact that the cases in Ukraine appear to be clustered is raising concerns that the H1N1 swine flu virus could now have mutated into a more virulent form. Recombinomics is quoting an earlier report about some of these patients in Ukraine to show just how severely the virus is affecting patients in that region.....

All the six dead young people had symptoms of severe hemmorhagic pneumonia. The disease starts slowly, with temperature rising to 37.2 - 37.3 degrees, slight cough and pain in joints. Nasal catarrh developed at the end of the second or third day. Autopsy revealed that the lungs were soaked with blood, the oblast chief specialist said.

Recombinomics is also reporting that the severe respiratory disease cases in Ukraine "are clearly hemorrhagic disease that fills lungs with blood and produces bleeding at all orifices, which are stark reminders of 1918 pandemic cases which were also linked to a swine H1N1."

A disease which fills the lungs with blood and produces bleeding at all orifices?

Yikes!

It is funny how this outbreak in Ukraine is increasingly being compared to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.

Perhaps it was not a good idea for scientists to dig up and reconstruct the Spanish flu virus back in 1998. You see, in February 1998 Johan Hultin recovered samples of the 1918 Spanish flu virus from the frozen corpse of an Alaskan woman buried for decades in the permafrost near Brevig Mission, Alaska.

Was it really such a grand idea to bring back a flu virus that killed approximately 50 million people across the globe in 1918?

Could this virus, or a similar virus, be causing the problems that we are currently seeing in Ukraine?

Perhaps it is not the flu at all. In fact, there are some health experts that are claiming that what we are seeing in Ukraine right now is an outbreak of the pneumonic plague.

From the very beginning of the outbreak, many Ukrainians were buying into the rumor that Ukraine has been infected with pneumonic plague by their neighbor Russia. Now it seems very unlikely that Russia is involved, but the rumors that pneumonic plague is involved will not go away. The following are quotes from one international website.....

"In Ukraine over the past week about 1500 people have already died. As noted by some doctors, the reason - pneumonic plague. High temperatures from the first day, a burning sensation in the chest, the desire to drink cold and nausea - all of these symptoms are frightening. People die within few days."

"Odessa and the region is already infected, most likely, is mutated pneumonic plague , - said one of the doctors of private clinics in Odessa."

"I have met with friends from the western Ukraine, the doctors say that the lungs of the dead were black. And that, perhaps this is not influenza but pneumonic plague."

Not only that, but on Steve Quayle's website, one eyewitness reportedly from Romania is insisting that the mystery illness in Ukraine is the pneumonic plague, and that it has already spread to Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary.....

It is quite possible that what they are really dealing with is the Pnumonic Plague or black death. There are outbreaks all over Romania now, however they will not give any details on the infection and are still insisting that it is all swine flu. My bravo sierra detector is going off big time. What I am seeing here in Romania and getting reports of in Ukraine, poland, Bulgaria, and Hungary is afast moving disease. If is is the black death, you should be concerned, when the black death wiped out 25% of Europe it took 4 years before the plague subsided. It is virulent however it does NOT burn itself out quickly. Sounds like I need some thieves oil.

It is still early and details are sketchy, but the Romanian authorities and the press here are definitely covering something up.

Whatever is going on over in Ukraine, it sounds like it is extremely serious. Up until now, the whole swine flu crisis has mostly been a bunch of hype. The H1N1 swine flu has been a mild flu bug that has been killing far less people than the normal seasonal flu does.

However, this situation in Ukraine may represent something else entirely. For the number of cases to double in just two days is extremely alarming.

The following video report from Russia Today posted below is one of the few mainstream video reports out there that we currently have about the situation in Ukraine.....

This is definitely a situation that we all need to keep a close eye on. If any of you have any additional intel about what is going on in Ukraine, please leave a comment below.
__________________________________________________ _________________
http://blogs.healthfreedomalliance.org/blog/2009/10/31/pneumonic-plague-outbreak-in-china/

How did this slip below the radar?

Pneumonic Plague Outbreak in China
Published: August 3rd, 2009

Two people have died, a town of 10,000 is under quarantine, and the area within a 17-mile radius around it has been sealed to contain a pneumonic plague outbreak:

Chinese authorities have put a whole town in quarantine after an outbreak of horrifying pneumonic plague.

Two people have died from the highly contagious disease, an even more powerful brother of The Black Death – the bubonic plague believed to have wiped out a quarter of the population of Europe in the 14th Century.

Pneumonic plague is one of the most virulent and deadly diseases on earth, usually fatal within 24 hours.

It attacks the lungs and kills nearly everyone who catches it unless they get rapid treatment with antibiotics.

A dozen people in the stricken town of Ziketan have so far been infected. The disease spreads fast and is passed from person to person by coughing.

Authorities in northwest China have sealed off the remote town of 10,000 people and begun a treatment and quarantine programme.

Residents are terrified, shops have been shuttered, homes disinfected, face masks distributed, there has been panic buying and streets are deserted, witnesses reported.

The World Health Organisation said it was in close contact with Chinese health authorities and that measures taken so far were appropriate.

It looks serious, but the Chinese regime being what it is, they aren’t limited by anything in their choice of means to keep the disease from spreading. People are just worker ants for them.

http://www.theblogofrecord.com/2009/08/03/pneumonic-plague-outbreak-in-china/


and there is even more there… at http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=142396.40

David Guyatt
11-11-2009, 04:31 PM
As usual, during the time of the outbreak there was a bioterrorism "exercise" going on...
http://www.interpol.int/Public/BioTe...op/default.asp

Curiouser and curiouser said Alice. 911 and London's 7/7 both had a related "exercise" going on at the very time of those events.

Since I do not believe in coincidences of this magnitude I have to conclude that a deep political event was under way --- and is under way.

Ed Jewett
11-11-2009, 04:35 PM
Add the following to the general mix of information and sources:



Ministry of Pulic Health of Ukraine
http://www.health.gov.ua/www.nsf/0/9...c?OpenDocument


(+38 45) 253-52-71; 253-61-65
(+38 45) 253-69-75
Ministry address: 7 Hrushevsky st., 01021, Kyiv - 21, Ukraine
interdep@moz.gov.ua

It would really help if I could speak the language; perhaps there is someone here who can.


##

There is the background question of "electioneering" and the Ukraine's own version of the fear versus control mechanism.

Another has also raised the generalized question about what role the radiation from Chernobyl might be playing.

##

International Bioterrorism Tabletop Exercise

In September 2009, senior law enforcement officials, health care professionals and experts from international organizations joined their forces to confront a chilling crisis – the plague had just been unleashed on their countries by unknown evildoers. More here:

http://www.interpol.int/Public/BioTerroris...top/default.asp (http://www.interpol.int/Public/BioTerrorism/tabletop/default.asp)

##

"... The WHO said a team of specialists who arrived in the country on Monday will initially focus on the Lvov region, where reported “severe” cases of acute respiratory illness “have been especially high.”

Samples from Ukraine have also been received by the WHO’s influenza research laboratory in London for tests.

“Many questions remain to be answered,” the WHO said.

“The outbreak in Ukraine may be indicative of how the virus can behave in the northern hemisphere during the winter season, particularly in health care settings typically found in eastern Europe,” it added.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?con...a&aid=15945 (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15945)

##


http://www.fraza.ua/

I can't begin to translate ...

Popping that name into WhoIs gets you this data:

Administrative Contact:
% ======================
nic-handle: VK401-UANIC
person: Vitaliy Kustov
address: kv. 36, ul. Lomonosova, 11
address: 03127 KIEV
address: UA
phone: +38 (050) 3837200
e-mail: fraza@imena.net.ua
mnt-by: NONE
changed: VK401-UANIC 20080214172022
source: UANIC

% Technical Contact:
% =================
nic-handle: IMENA-UANIC
organization: "Internet Invest" Ltd
address: Velyka Vasylkivska, 111/113
address: 03150 KYIV
address: UA
phone: +380 (44) 2010102
fax-no: +380 (44) 2010102
e-mail: hostmaster@imena.ua
url: http://www.imena.ua (http://www.imena.ua/)
org-id: 32493292
mnt-by: NONE
changed: IMENA-UANIC 20081103144619
source: UANIC

##

a Yahoo Babel translation of the home page of that web site...

read THIS PAGE!

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?d...TrUrl=Translate (http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fraza.ua%2F&lp=ru_en&btnTrUrl=Translate)

[link to babelfish.yahoo.com]

##


Ukrainian live news streams [link to media.wnet.ua]
http://media.wnet.ua/

http://media.wnet.ua/index.php?go=Tvprog&id=54


It helps if you speak the language, but you can gain something just by watching...

play with the buttons ... some audio, some video ...

####

Why Isn’t the H1N1 Pandemic Flu Being Investigated as a Designed Bioweapon?
by Bill Sardi

http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi133.html

####

http://ukraineplague.blogspot.com/

Contact this blogger at sherriequestioningall@yahoo.com

http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/


####

VIDEO: Bell Tolling for the Swine Flu

History and scientific data pertaining to "A type flu"
by Dr. Teresa Forcades (in Spanish, with subtitles)

[She is a Benedictine nun in Montserrat who was trained as a physician and a public health specialist in the States at SUNY; she discusses the differences between "A", "B", and "C" types flues, the variants, the meaning of the H and the N in A-H1N1, a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, and more...]

video from VIMEO embedded here:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?con...a&aid=15980 (http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=15980)

##

As I said elsewhere:

"... the epidemiological sampling and assay process needed to nail down the vectors and fomites is in the hands of someone else... but this is precisely what is necessary, as was designed [by Ed Jewett] into the team communications/decision-making cycles of the now-aborted multi-player PC game developed to teach civilians how to respond to the outbreak of the avian influenza in the poultry industry in Georgia [USofA] by key people at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in conjunction with the company involved in the design and creation of DARWARS....

Another good geography-oriented question has to do with the location of this all in the Ukraine and its proximity to the Black Sea, the new US bases in and around the Black Sea, the purpose of those bases that seem to be "encircling" Russia, and the rest of the geo-politics, energy and narcotics issues that pertain to the greater Caspian basin:

http://www.thedossier.ukonline.co.uk/MAPS%...RT%20ROUTES.JPG (http://www.thedossier.ukonline.co.uk/MAPS%20&%20CHARTS/CASPIAN%20BASIN_OIL%20&%20GAS%20EXPORT%20ROUTES.JPG)


If only the Ukraine had the Critical Response Incident Simulation Exercise System (CRISES) Program.

####

Swine Flu Outbreak In Ukraine Claims 144 Lives
Vince Veneziani|Nov. 10, 2009, 9:25 AM

Ukraine is becoming more and more like a post-apocalyptic movie of sorts by the minute. Reports say that over 1 million people in the country have H1N1 or swine flu and 144 people have died so far from the disease:

RT: As the death toll from respiratory diseases continues to rise, panic is spreading among the population. Although the country’s capital remains so far untouched by the outbreak, it’s impossible to find anti-flu drugs in Kiev’s pharmacies.

Roughly every third citizen there wears a protective mask. At times home-made ones, as they’re also a rare commodity in drug-stores. Angry people are pointing fingers at everyone – from drug store owners to authorities – for the lack of medication. However, officials say that it’s the people who are responsible for the problem.

Sooner than later, the country is expected to declare a state of emergency regarding the outbreak.

http://www.businessinsider.com/swine-flu-o...4-lives-2009-11 (http://www.businessinsider.com/swine-flu-outbreak-in-ukraine-claims-144-lives-2009-11)

The Business Insider, Inc.
Industries: Internet
Headquarters: 119 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States

The Business Insider (TBI) is a new business site with deep financial, entertainment, green tech and digital industry verticals. The flagship vertical, Silicon Alley Insider, launched on July 19, 2007, led by DoubleClick founders Dwight Merriman and Kevin Ryan and former top-ranked Wall Street analyst Henry Blodget. One year after launch, two more verticals joined Silicon Alley Insider. Clusterstock is a financial section led by Henry and John Carney, Founding Editor of Dealbreaker.com.

##

Yesterday morning:

Head of the WHO international mission Jukka Pukkila has forecast that Ukraine could face a second, longer wave of the epidemic of A/H1N1 flu.

"We really are facing the virus of A/H1N1 flu… We have overcome the peak of the wave [of the epidemic in Ukraine]… The country should be ready for the fact that we could face a [new] wave of the epidemic that could last for several weeks or even several months," he said a meeting of the WHO mission with Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko in Kyiv on Monday.

At the same time, the WHO representative said "it is extremely hard to foresee the further development of the epidemic in Ukraine, as in other countries of the world."

According to Pukkila, the experience obtained by Ukraine during its fight against the epidemic is important for other countries.

"This result is important not only for Ukraine but for all other regions too. People of all countries are watching what is taking place in the country. The experience will help them to improve the response [to flu outbreaks] in their own countries," he said.

http://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/24328

###

Kiev - The death toll in Ukraine's flu outbreak continued to rise on Thursday.

A total of 95 persons have died from flu-related symptoms since the disease struck Ukraine's western provinces late last month, said Zinovy Mytnik, vice health minister, in comments reported by the Interfax news agency.

A total of 633,877 Ukrainians nationwide have registered with health authorities as suffering from the flu, though some have recovered since the disease's late October outbreak, Mytnik said.

Ukraine's Ministry of Health on Wednesday gave a total of currently infected at some 470,000.

The particularly virulent A/H1N1 flu strain, or swine flu, was likely responsible for a significant proportion of the infections, based on laboratory testing thus far, Mytnik said, speaking at a Kiev press conference.

Since the beginning of the flu outbreak, Ukraine's Health Ministry had sent 31 samples from persons infected with flu to a British laboratory to be checked for the presence of swine flu, of which 15 tested positive.

A former Soviet republic, Ukraine lacks a modern public health infrastructure and, since the beginning of the flu outbreak in late October, has seen severe shortages of even simple medical supplies such as protective masks and flu remedies.

No Ukrainian laboratory is capable of testing for the presence of swine flu, Mytnik said.

International medical assistance continued arriving in Ukraine on Thursday, with European Union nations taking the lead. Top contributors were Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and Poland - the last being the first country to respond to a Ukrainian October 31 appeal for foreign aid, according to an Intefax report.

EU-donated medical supplies en route or already in Ukraine included protective masks, respiration equipment and surgical gloves.

Emergency shipments of the swine flu treatment Tamiflu, produced in Switzerland, first began arriving by cargo plane to Ukraine on Sunday.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, on a visit to the western city of Chernovtsy, near the epicentre of the flu outbreak, said government efforts to control the flu's spread were working.

'There is no need to to invoke a national emergency,' she said, according to a Korrespondent website report.

Tymoshenko's government has attempted to control the flu outbreak with the imposition of a partial quarantine of eight western provinces most badly hit by the disease, a military-style mobilization of state-owned fabric and clothes factories to mass-produce protective masks, and limits to allowable public gatherings.

In the midst of a campaign for Ukraine's presidency, Tymoshenko has, since the beginning of the flu outbreak, repeatedly attacked the private health industry, accusing drug manufacturers of inflating prices artificially and pharmacists of hoarding medical supplies.

A government consumer protection agency in Lviv, one of the worst-hit cities in the flu outbreak, on Thursday filed a class-action suit against local health officials, accusing them of conspiring with private health suppliers to price-gouge consumers of medical supplies, the Unian news service reported.

Nov 5, 2009, 12:38 GMT
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/hea...-s-flu-outbreak (http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/health/news/article_1511572.php/Death-toll-still-rising-in-Ukraine-s-flu-outbreak)

##

A million infected in Ukraine flu epidemic: minister: Ukraine's epidemic of flu and acute respiratory disorders has now affected more than a million people, the country's deputy health minister said on Tuesday. Vasyl Lazoryshynets said the death toll from the epidemic had risen to 174, as President Viktor Yushchenko warned the country must brace itself for a second wave of infections

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/artic...ADWAZteRNljNEnQ (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5igljlXmqY49TbADWAZteRNljNEnQ)

Jan Klimkowski
11-11-2009, 07:14 PM
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, on a visit to the western city of Chernovtsy, near the epicentre of the flu outbreak, said government efforts to control the flu's spread were working.

'There is no need to to invoke a national emergency,' she said, according to a Korrespondent website report.

An appropriate epitaph.

Ed Jewett
11-12-2009, 07:13 AM
As usual, during the time of the outbreak there was a bioterrorism "exercise" going on...
http://www.interpol.int/Public/BioTe...op/default.aspCuriouser and curiouser said Alice. 911 and London's 7/7 both had a related "exercise" going on at the very time of those events.

Since I do not believe in coincidences of this magnitude I have to conclude that a deep political event was under way --- and is under way.


Yes, I think you are right. My later comment about the Ukraine having its own Critical Response Incident Simulation Exercise System (CRISES) Program was very much tongue-in-cheek, or sardonic, or...

Based on what I know [my reading, my experience, my training, my self-taught sense of what is possible inside simulations and exercises, etc.], I am currently operating under a cognitive umbrella that must allow for the possibility that, inside the Westernized governmental world of the US and perhaps extended into certain political and corporate allies, such exercises have been deeply infiltrated and co-opted and COINTELPRO'ed for the express purpose of learning not how to improve response or teach responders but how better to infiltrate, hide within, and invariably defeat such responses, responders, and response protocols.

My personal insights come from having been a long-term tabletop gaming enthusiast, having read [consumed] a SAGE publication ["The Guide to Simulations/Games for Education and Training"] which was a bibliographic compendium of the best insights within the field of simulations and games circa 1980 published with the help of NASAGA, having studied the field in depth, having published within the field, having worked briefly within the field, of being NIMS-certified in exercise design, and of being involved at multiple levels on multiple occasions with low-level drills, exercises, command centers, etc. This is amplified by having read in some depth about the OODA loop, what it is, how it works, how it has been adopted by national (US) entities, and how it functions/works in a computerized application or with the support of the kinds of surveillance/analysis capabilities presently in place.

Simply said, if "the state" can get you to participate in a drill or table-top exercise with your critically-placed colleagues, it can tap into your insights and knowledge. The nature of that process is to put a perplexing scenario or problem in front of you and ask you and your co-responsible colleagues to address it, tackle it, solve it, etc.

If the process is computerized (thus enabling very high quality capture and storage) and/or if the post-exercise debrief is captured in print, or on tape, then the state can analyze it and all its similar events faster and more effectively, and with deeper insights, than you can. Those doing that analysis [at a level well above and removed from your own] can then "see" where the "seams" are in the socio-political response system so it can better sidestep or defeat that system.

Essentially, it is a very subtle method of espionage.



We now return you to your regular-scheduled pandemic.

Magda Hassan
11-12-2009, 07:40 AM
Simply said, if "the state" can get you to participate in a drill or table-top exercise with your critically-placed colleagues, it can tap into your insights and knowledge. The nature of that process is to put a perplexing scenario or problem in front of you and ask you and your co-responsible colleagues to address it, tackle it, solve it, etc.

If the process is computerized (thus enabling very high quality capture and storage) and/or if the post-exercise debrief is captured in print, or on tape, then the state can analyze it and all its similar events faster and more effectively, and with deeper insights, than you can. Those doing that analysis [at a level well above and removed from your own] can then "see" where the "seams" are in the socio-political response system so it can better sidestep or defeat that system.

Essentially, it is a very subtle method of espionage.



We now return you to your regular-scheduled pandemic.

Nice observation Ed

Helen Reyes
11-12-2009, 10:54 AM
It would really help if I could speak the language; perhaps there is someone here who can.
Almost anything in the Ukraine will at least have a version in Russian, look for the little flag or RU or PO for Rossiya/Russia. translate.google.com will let you paste in the Russian language link and spit out an English translation of sorts. Belarusian and Ukrainian are almost Russian anyway for all practical purposes, just some odd words here and there and weird spelling.



Head of the WHO international mission Jukka Pukkila has forecast that Ukraine could face a second, longer wave of the epidemic of A/H1N1 flu.

"We really are facing the virus of A/H1N1 flu… We have overcome the peak of the wave [of the epidemic in Ukraine]… The country should be ready for the fact that we could face a [new] wave of the epidemic that could last for several weeks or even several months," he said a meeting of the WHO mission with Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko in Kyiv on Monday.

At the same time, the WHO representative said "it is extremely hard to foresee the further development of the epidemic in Ukraine, as in other countries of the world."

According to Pukkila, the experience obtained by Ukraine during its fight against the epidemic is important for other countries.

"This result is important not only for Ukraine but for all other regions too. People of all countries are watching what is taking place in the country. The experience will help them to improve the response [to flu outbreaks] in their own countries," he said.

http://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/main/24328



So Pukkila makes it official, it really isn't 2009 Swine Flu.

Magda Hassan
11-12-2009, 11:33 AM
It would really help if I could speak the language; perhaps there is someone here who can.
Almost anything in the Ukraine will at least have a version in Russian, look for the little flag or RU or PO for Rossiya/Russia. translate.google.com will let you paste in the Russian language link and spit out an English translation of sorts. Belarusian and Ukrainian are almost Russian anyway for all practical purposes, just some odd words here and there and weird spelling.


To je jezik polski but I can't help confirm the translation. Perhaps Jan can help?

Ed Jewett
11-13-2009, 04:27 AM
Simply said, if "the state" can get you to participate in a drill or table-top exercise with your critically-placed colleagues, it can tap into your insights and knowledge. The nature of that process is to put a perplexing scenario or problem in front of you and ask you and your co-responsible colleagues to address it, tackle it, solve it, etc.

If the process is computerized (thus enabling very high quality capture and storage) and/or if the post-exercise debrief is captured in print, or on tape, then the state can analyze it and all its similar events faster and more effectively, and with deeper insights, than you can. Those doing that analysis [at a level well above and removed from your own] can then "see" where the "seams" are in the socio-political response system so it can better sidestep or defeat that system.

Essentially, it is a very subtle method of espionage.



We now return you to your regular-scheduled pandemic.

Nice observation Ed



Consider too the simulations we know about at the Lawrence-Livermore labs in which pandemic spread across cities has already been played out, about the use of the Purdue simulation capabilities in defense (?!) of the 9/11-related Pentagon and WTC debates, about the not-very-well-known-or-understood uses of simulations based on all that raw data collected in those gargantuan new NSA facilities, or this recently-discoverd tasty tidbit from Dr. James Steiner via way of Cryptome and the agency whose web site hosts the paper:


Improving Homeland Security at the State Level

Needed: State-level, Integrated Intelligence Enterprises

Dr. James E. Steiner
Needed is a single, integrated intelligence enterprise with well-defined lanes-in-the-road for each large, complicated state like New York.Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, a revolution has been underway in the relationships of federal, state, and local homeland security, law enforcement, and intelligence organizations. At the federal level, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been created, the “wall” between law enforcement and intelligence has been nearly obliterated, some law enforcement organizations are being directed to become more like intelligence agencies, and the foreign intelligence community is being fundamentally reformed.
The impact of these changes has been even greater at the state level: state governments have been assigned the lead role in homeland security. Most states have responded by bringing together existing public security, law enforcement, and emergency response capabilities—linking them to similar local assets—and opening channels to other states.
But a piece has been missing. Before 9/11, none of the states had a robust intelligence capability. Most now have created multiple intelligence cells in existing structures, as well as fusion centers, which for the first time connect state and local homeland security and law enforcement—and especially the new intelligence organizations—with federal, community, and, in some cases, foreign intelligence services.
Needed is a single, integrated intelligence enterprise with well-defined lanes-in-the-road for each large, complicated state like New York. We will see that this challenge is as daunting at the state level as it has been in the national Intelligence Community (IC).
States need to tailor the structures they build to accommodate the robust capabilities that national organizations with intelligence capabilities maintain within their geographic boundaries.One thing is clear—replicating the federal IC structure in 50 states is NOT appropriate. Some of the concepts we use in analyzing national intelligence missions and structures are useful—for example, differentiating between national (or state-level) intelligence and departmental intelligence. But for the most part, the federal model is just not relevant: collection is less a state function than is analysis; single-function collection agencies such as NSA and NGA have no comparable state analogue; HUMINT (confidential informants) is the dominant collection discipline at the state level; and we clearly do not want any state-level entities developing covert action capabilities. Finally, most states simply do not have the resources to create and maintain the multilayered, redundant structures so prevalent at the federal level. On the other hand, states need to tailor the structures they build to accommodate the robust capabilities that national organizations with intelligence capabilities maintain within their geographic boundaries. In addition, state requirements vary significantly across the country, and a single model will not meet every state’s needs.
State and local fusion centers are the designated focal points connecting the federal IC to state and local intelligence collectors and analysts on counterterrorism threats. In most cases, state police manage state fusion centers. The centers’ primary mission is to move counterterrorism (CT) intelligence from the local level to the federal community and from the federal level back to local law enforcement. But as we shall see below, state-level intelligence missions go well beyond providing operational intelligence support to law enforcement CT programs. Some fusion centers have taken on broader missions, especially in the public safety arena, and have other customer sets, including state executives and the public. Others have remained narrowly focused on CT or intermediate all-crimes intelligence.
Much has been written about fusion centers from the perspective of their primary mission and their relationship with federal law enforcement and the IC. This article will not duplicate that discussion. Rather, I will emphasize state-level intelligence requirements beyond the support-to-law-enforcement mission and focus on the primary, non-law enforcement customer—the state governor and his executive-level homeland security team.
The article is informed by multiple state models, but it focuses on New York state. The Empire State has international land and maritime borders, coastal and riverine international ports, and a huge immigrant community from countries of special interest. It faces a broad array of threats emanating from terrorism, natural hazards (including floods, hurricanes, tornados), and pandemic diseases. But most importantly, the bulk of specific, credible terrorism threat intelligence collected since 9/11 specifies targets in New York City. (See table on facing page.)

Know your Customer –the Governor

The president has a director of national intelligence (DNI), but New York’s governor has no such focal point for intelligence. Intelligence is not seen as a separate function, but something embedded into other disciplines. For example, the governor looks to the superintendent of the state police to manage most law enforcement issues and expects that department to conduct law enforcement intelligence. Similarly, the governor looks to his homeland security adviser to help him define the homeland security threat and to manage risk (strategic mission) and meet his immediate public security priorities (operational)—the most basic of which is crisis management and recovery. He assumes that his homeland security adviser has built the intelligence capability to do his job.
New York’s homeland security strategy demonstrates the centrality of both strategic risk management and operational crisis management/recovery to the governor and his senior resource managers in Albany.
[Top of page] (https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/improving-homeland-security-at-the-state-level.html#top)
Major Plots, Arrests, and Threats in New York State
during 2001–2008

The list below is representative of the terrorism-related cases and plots the state has faced over the past eight years. They vary in their severity and their plausibility.
September 11 (2001): The most deadly terrorist attack in history, when Al Qaeda operatives targeted the World Trade Center with commercial airliners, resulted in thousands of deaths in Lower Manhattan.
Anthrax Letters (2001): The mailing of letters containing weaponized Anthrax spores, mainly to media and political targets, resulted in five deaths as well as numerous injuries.
The Lackawanna Six (2002): A group of Yemeni-Americans from outside Buffalo were convicted of providing material support to terrorism after spending time in an Al Qaeda training camp.
Iyman Faris/Khalid Sheik Mohammed Brooklyn Bridge Plot (2003): Iyman Faris, a truck driver who had been in contact with numerous Al Qaeda leaders, was involved in a plot to damage or destroy the Brooklyn Bridge.
Subway Poison Gas Plot (2003): Reports suggest that a Bahrain-based Al Qaeda cell intended to target the New York City subway system with a device that would disperse cyanide gas.
Herald Sq. Subway Plot (2004): Two men from Queens and Staten Island were convicted of conspiring to bomb the subway station at Herald Square.
Albany Missile Sting (2004): Two Albany residents were convicted of supporting terrorism for an incident in which they agreed to help launder money to purchase a shoulder-fired missile for a militant group.
East Coast Buildings Plot (2005): Three British nationals were charged with conspiring to bomb buildings along the eastern seaboard of the United States, including the Citigroup Center and New York Stock Exchange.
PATH Tunnel Plot (2006): This plot, disrupted in early planning stages, centered on a Lebanese national and several other individuals planning to attack the Port Authority Trans Hudson Tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey.
JFK Airport Plot (2006): Four men, from the Caribbean and South America, were convicted of conspiring to bomb the fuel distribution pipeline at John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens.
Aafia Siddiqui (2008): An American-trained neuroscientist wanted for supporting terrorism, Siddiqui was captured in South Asia with detailed information about numerous targets including Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the subway system, and the Plum Island biological facility.

Strategic Threat Assessments

At the national level, the DNI is required to provide the president and Congress an annual worldwide threat assessment as a necessary context for discussion of national security budget requests. Similarly, in New York strategic intelligence in the form of an overall state threat assessment comes first. In fact, state law requires that the homeland security adviser present a threat-to-New York briefing to selected legislators by 31 January every year. Some threats, such as terrorism, are new to governors but familiar to intelligence officers, but most of the threats facing a governor—blackouts, floods, hurricanes—are familiar to New York state but new to intelligence officers. Governors prefer a single, integrated threat assessment and look to their homeland security advisers to develop it.
At the national level, threat analyses are used to justify programmatic requests. At the state level, threat assessments are also a key input to the risk management process. As defined by DHS and included in New York’s State Strategy for Homeland Security, risk is the potential for an unwanted outcome resulting from an incident, event, or occurrence. It is determined by the event’s likelihood and any potential consequences. Unwanted outcomes include loss of life, compromised essential services, economic damage, public anxiety, and other societal problems resulting from an attack or natural disaster. Preparedness efforts are designed to minimize the risk to the state, its infrastructure, and its citizens. The level of risk facing a region is a function of three components: threat (or natural hazard), vulnerability, and consequence. Addressing each of these components individually enables New York state to develop a cohesive strategy and to limit the risks it faces.
The driving force for the DHS Intelligence and Analysis state fusion center program is intelligence support to law enforcement.There are simply not enough resources to eliminate all of the risks we face. Risk management is the process by which senior leaders identify risks and threats, prioritize them (by likelihood and potential impact), and then direct federal, state, and local resources to act to minimize the likelihood of their occurrence and mitigate their consequences. The risk management process enables state leaders to prioritize mitigation steps that can be taken based upon potential occurrence of a risk, the potential impacts of that risk, and the economic and political capital available to take such action. The federal government alone has provided more than $3 billion to New York since 9/11 to buy down risk.
Responses to risk take many forms and fall into four major categories—prevention, protection, response, and recovery. A few of the many risk-reduction strategies New York and its partners are pursuing include increasing the capabilities of first responders, constructing and installing physical security systems, purchasing insurance, conducting public outreach campaigns, and sharing intelligence.
[Top of page] (https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/improving-homeland-security-at-the-state-level.html#top)
Operational Intelligence

Be it a terrorist attack, a pandemic, a flood, a hurricane, or a blackout, the governor is immediately in the public (often national) spotlight. The governor is


CINC of the state forces responding to the incident,
chief executive officer of the government,
chief communicator to a worried public,
chief liaison to the governors of neighboring states, and
chief liaison to the federal government.

In fulfilling these roles, the governor must make decisions on declaring emergencies or disasters, using the National Guard, requesting mutual aid, calling for federal assistance, authorizing emergency spending, suspending state regulations, requesting waivers of federal regulations, and ensuring that state agencies are responding appropriately. No governor can begin to take on these roles effectively without advance preparation and excellent, intelligence-driven situational awareness.
The driving force for the DHS Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) state fusion center program is intelligence support to law enforcement. But savvy governors look to these centers for their comprehensive situational awareness, although they do so through their preexisting organizations. In New York, the State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) is responsible for the development and maintenance of state-level response plans and manages the multiagency emergency operations center.
Eventually, as they mature, most fusion centers and emergency operations centers almost certainly will be combined or co-located as they become focal points for information- and intelligence-sharing among local, state, and federal agencies from a variety of disciplines, including law enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency management, and, increasingly, public health, transportation, energy, and even the private sector.
[Top of page] (https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/improving-homeland-security-at-the-state-level.html#top)
Where the Strategic and Operational Meet...

Advance preparation is crucial to crisis management. The governor and his state apparatus need to be prepared and practiced before a crisis. Effective crisis-management programs encompass five critical components:


Assessment of the threats facing the state;
Development of a plan to mitigate those threats;
Development of a strategy to prepare for all hazards;
Development of and regular testing of response plans;
Planning for short- and long- term recovery.

State governors support law enforcement efforts to disrupt and dismantle terrorist groups and prevent violent acts, and they enthusiastically support the DHS I&A fusion center initiative. But counter-terrorism (as opposed to homeland security writ large) is primarily a federal mandate. With the possible exception of New York City, the FBI, through the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), has first right of refusal on all CT leads/cases, and governors will not be held directly responsible if terrorists strike.
Governors are personally responsible for recovery after a terrorist incident, so it is not surprising that their focus is on minimizing the impact of a terrorist incident (or a natural or nonterrorist manmade event). Governors focus on mitigating threats to critical infrastructure and on facilitating quick recovery by preparing for and responding effectively to all hazards. As noted above, the strategic mission of state-level homeland security is risk management.
Critical infrastructure analysis and policy actions are central to this task. Governors understand the federal government’s role in infrastructure protection (especially funding) and develop plans and strategies in the context of that federal role. Governors focus on ensuring that vulnerability and risk assessments have been conducted and are adequate for the entire infrastructure in their state. Interdependencies among industrial sectors are identified and governors invest in public infrastructure and work with the private sector and other states to increase the resilience of infrastructure on a regional basis. A governor can take a number of steps to protect critical infrastructure. He can


identify the state’s critical infrastructure;
conduct vulnerability and risk assessments;
identify and understand interdependencies;
invest in infrastructure improvements;
develop regional strategies; and
coordinate with the private sector.

New York State’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources list (CI/KR) is as wide-ranging and important as in any state in the country. The items listed in the CI/KR are assets, systems, and networks—physical and virtual—that are so vital to the state that their loss, destruction, or incapacitation would have major cascading effects on security, economic security, public health, or public safety.
These sectors are not, however, just subject to terrorist threats. Natural disasters, human error, and poor maintenance can compromise critical infrastructure. Another key vulnerability that crosses all critical infrastructure sectors is their increasing reliance on computers and information technology. The threat of cyberterrorism or other cyberattack is illustrative of the interdependencies of modern society. New York’s CI/KR have come to rely upon networked computers, data security, and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems that control infrastructure of all kinds.
Threats to state-critical infrastructure are assessed in the context of natural, man-made, terrorist, and technological events, and risks are determined based on these threats, their likelihood of occurrence, and the impact they would have on the immediate infrastructure and on interdependent systems and facilities. (Governors currently look to intelligence to provide the terrorism portion of these threat assessments.) This type of analysis is used to prioritize infrastructure for protection and to develop and implement a critical infrastructure protection plan that identifies measures to prevent, eliminate, or mitigate the threat.
New York’s state fusion center is the locus of its intelligence support to state and local law enforcement.National-level intelligence analysts once had significant expertise on critical infrastructures—albeit from a radically different perspective. During the Cold War, CIA and DIA analysts used input-output analysis and other econometric techniques such as linear programming to identify economic targets that, if destroyed or damaged, would maximize the disruptions to the Soviet economy. Remnants of this broad expertise still exist at CIA, and more recently the IC has built world-class expertise in the cyber area. The National Labs at Sandia and Los Alamos also have created an exceptionally capable group conducting such studies at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center.
At the state level, similar expertise exists in nonintelligence government and academic centers, focused mainly on analyzing the economic impact of various natural disasters and (nonterrorist) man-made events. Many states also have similar cybersecurity efforts. Some targets are obvious, such as infrastructure in areas prone to flooding, but most are not. Analysts are thus forced to conduct sophisticated, data-intensive studies to identify critical nodes, single points of failure, and other high-value infrastructure that might warrant extra protection or redundancy to improve resiliency of the entire system. Intelligence must identify the most likely terrorist targets.
[Top of page] (https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/improving-homeland-security-at-the-state-level.html#top)
The 18 DHS Defined Critical Infrastructure Sectors:


Agriculture and Food

Banking and Finance

Chemical

Commercial Facilities

Commercial Nuclear Reactors, Materials and Waste

Critical Manufacturing

Dams

Defense Industrial Base

Drinking Water and Water Treatment -Facilities

Emergency Services

Energy

Government Facilities

Information Technology

National Monuments and Icons

Postal and Shipping

Public Health and Health care

Telecommunications

Transportation Systems

The Bottom Line on Customers, Roles, and Missions

State-level intelligence has three primary functions and customers—providing CT intelligence support to law enforcement; ensuring situational awareness for state-level executive and legislative decision makers; and providing critical infrastructure threat analyses to executive decision makers and policy implementation staff. State-level intelligence also provides unclassified information and assessments to the private sector and to the public when it is possible and appropriate to do so.
New York’s state fusion center, NYSIC (New York State Intelligence Center), is the locus of its intelligence support to state and local law enforcement and is managed by the State Police. Its primary focus is CT support to law enforcement, but it has a broader “all crimes” mandate. The fusion center directs a network of over 1,500 field intelligence officers (FIOs) throughout New York state to collect intelligence on suspicious activities and persons. Virtually all of these FIOs are part-time intelligence officers and full-time law enforcement officers. They move intelligence directly to the NYSIC but are organized administratively through 16 counterterrorism zones (see map on facing page).
On the federal side, the NYSIC interacts with the IC through the National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC) and the DHS National Operations Center (NOC). The FBI has the domestic lead in CT intelligence and is connected to other law enforcement through the JTTF. The Bureau’s Field Intelligence Groups (FIGs) are the lead domestic terrorism intelligence analysis centers outside Washington (with the exception of New York City where the NYPD intelligence and CT components dominate all other entities).
Homeland security advisers work for the governor and are responsive first and foremost to the governor's priorities, including intelligence priorities. A governor’s top need for intelligence is not support to law enforcement, but to understand the terrorist threat as part of the risk-management process. The governor also needs to receive situational awareness in the run-up to a crisis and during ensuing crisis management. Both current intelligence and longer term threat analyses—especially on threats to critical infrastructure—are required to enable the governor and his staff to plan for, mitigate, and recover quickly from crises. Effective crisis management and recovery requires extensive intelligence support and executive action before the crisis.
[Top of page] (https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/improving-homeland-security-at-the-state-level.html#top)
Intelligence Capabilities in New York—Today’s Realities

New York’s state and local intelligence heavyweights include the NYPD, the State Police, and the National Guard, all of which have hundreds or at least dozens of full- or part-time intelligence officers. Within New York state’s borders, several federal agencies have significant intelligence capabilities, and many other US law enforcement organizations have substantial intelligence assets. All are focused primarily on terrorism prevention through law enforcement.
https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/images/NYZone-Map_mini.jpg (https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/images/NYZone-Map.jpg)The NY State Police, through the NYSIC, have taken the lead in state-level intelligence support to law enforcement. NYSIC is a model fusion center that includes intelligence cells on major crime areas such as gangs and narcotics. But its central effort is on counterterrorism. NYSIC has open storage of SECRET-level material, connectivity to secure intelligence systems, and a significant and growing cadre of analysts and agents from federal agencies, including DHS I&A, FBI, ICE, and Coast Guard. (See table on right.)
Federal analysts have connectivity to secure systems at their desks (as do a limited number of State Police). NYSIC coordinates intelligence collection and dissemination through its network of counterterrorism zones and FIOs. It maintains strong ties to CT initiatives on the state’s border with Canada. These efforts are models of “jointness,” being composed of officers from state, local, tribal, provincial, and US and Canadian federal intelligence and law enforcement organizations. On the downside, NYSIC currently has only modest linkages to the NYPD.
Strategic intelligence support to the governor is provided by the intelligence component (referred to as State Intelligence) of the state’s Office of Homeland Security (OHS). This small unit provides strategic threat assessments and broad situational awareness to the director of OHS, the governor, other executive branch leaders, and selected members of the legislature.
New York state’s OHS oversees the allocation and distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal and state homeland security funding each year. In addition to funding law enforcement and emergency response, significant resources are directed toward developing a resilient critical infrastructure. OHS has developed a modest (albeit underresourced) internal intelligence capability to identify, collect, evaluate, and assess terrorist threats to critical infrastructure. The effort is modeled on the DHS Homeland Security Infrastructure Threat Reduction and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC) office. This program is called CI/SAR, which stands for Critical Infrastructure/Suspicious Activity Reports. It is a GIS-based system which correlates SARs and New York’s critical infrastructure. It is designed to identify proxy measures of threat (using the SARs) and targets (using CI) and then apply pattern analysis techniques to predict potential danger zones. Since the inception of this project in New York state in early 2007, the national level IC (acting through the DNI) has supported a similar approach nationwide.
[Top of page] (https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/improving-homeland-security-at-the-state-level.html#top)
New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) Current
and Former On-Site Partners

Local
NYPD
City Police and County Sheriff representatives
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
State
New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
Department of Corrections
Department of Motor Vehicles
Division of Parole
Office of Homeland Security
Police
Federal
DEA
DHS I&A
FBI
US Attorney’s Office
Department of Defense-Defense Criminal Investigative Service
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Coast Guard
Customs & Border Protection
Social Security Administration

The State Intelligence Vision

The list of state intelligence missions below is a vision for statewide intelligence analysis. It minimizes redundancy by tailoring the effort to support a primary customer—the governor—within existing threat assumptions, institutional arrangements, and other guidelines. Specifically for New York state:


New York City is the prime target for terrorists in the United States.
NYPD Intelligence and Counterterrorism Divisions are and will remain the dominant intelligence organizations in New York City.
State intelligence should not attempt to engage in all areas of intelligence. The state intelligence function is primarily analytic and has no role in the collection or analysis of tactical intelligence.
Intelligence support to protect critical infrastructure through efforts such as CI/SAR is the “natural” intelligence domain for the state. In New York, OHS is the lead agency for the critical infrastructure account, OHS directs the homeland security funding process for infrastructure protection, and CI is central to the governor’s roles in protecting the state through risk management and especially in recovering from an attack.
The state’s law enforcement and IC intelligence partners at the local, regional, national, and international levels produce massive amounts of intelligence on CT. State intelligence should focus some of its resources on identifying finished national intelligence and key producers or information nodes, gather relevant reports, and assess the implications for New York. This same approach should be used to harvest and tailor for the state open-source and academic research.

[Top of page] (https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/improving-homeland-security-at-the-state-level.html#top)
The State Homeland Security Intelligence Mission

The mission areas for state intelligence listed below, when integrated into the matrix of existing organizations and capabilities, yield a single, integrated intelligence enterprise. The missions areas include:


Developing and maintain a center of excellence in critical infrastructure threat intelligence using methods such as CI/SAR for the entire state.
Developing and maintaining formal contacts with major local, regional, national, and international partners to ensure full situational awareness and access to intelligence/information products: specifically,

Working with state, regional and local fusion centers, which have primary responsibility for support to law enforcement, crisis management information flow, and tactical intelligence support.
Working with NYPD intelligence (staffed at roughly 500 officers) in its role as the primary developer of CT intelligence regarding New York City. Expand on NYC finished intelligence products to address implications for the entire state.
Working with the federal Intelligence Community in its role as primary developer of foreign and domestic CT intelligence.
Identifying high-value IC intelligence products and providing value-added by assessing threat implications for New York state.
Working directly with Ontario and Quebec intelligence partners. Border states are uniquely positioned to develop intelligence liaison relationships at the sub-national level.



[Top of page] (https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/improving-homeland-security-at-the-state-level.html#top)
The Federal Support Needed by State Intelligence



New York and other major target states need federal resources and policy support for intelligence-sharing to meet this vision, and President Obama has promised to step up to the challenge. His campaign platform states:

Improve Information Sharing and Analysis: Improve our intelligence system by creating a senior position to coordinate domestic intelligence gathering, establishing a grant program to support thousands more state and local level intelligence analysts, and increasing our capacity to share intelligence across all levels of government. (from www.change.gov (http://www.change.gov/)) [External Link Disclaimer (https://www.cia.gov/external-link-disclaimer.html)]


The following steps would help New York state achieve this vision of an integrated intelligence enterprise:


DHS should provide grant funding for most state-level intelligence analysts.
DHS, as the primary conduit for moving intelligence to the states, must view the states as its primary customer.
DHS must ensure that the substance of all CT intelligence (raw and finished)—on which the federal government spends roughly $50 billion per year—is made available to the states.
DHS must take as a top priority strengthening of the fusion center system of states, regions, and localities. These centers are now at the outer end of the spokes that move intelligence from the national level hub.
DHS should accelerate production and deployment of the the Homeland Security Data Network (HSDN) system. HSDN is the primary pipeline for moving classified intelligence (at the SECRET level) from the federal hub to the states’ fusion centers. In 2008, only about 50 HSDN terminals were deployed and operational outside Washington, DC. There are roughly 1,000 pending requests from states and major cities for HSDN terminals.
Virtually all HSDN’s scores of homepages and sites should be made available to state officials. Currently, only two are available to state-level intelligence officers and officials—NCTC’s and DHS’s. Even outside of the Washington, DC, area, federal officers have access to all sites.
The Interagency Threat Assessment Coordination Group (ITAC-G) at the NCTC should include state-level intelligence officers, and ITAC-G representatives from NSA, NGA, and CIA should have the mandate and authority to generate tear-line, SECRET-level reports from compartmented intelligence. ITAC-G is responsible for reviewing all national-level intelligence and ensuring that highly classified intelligence is downgraded to the SECRET level so that it can be disseminated to state fusion centers. Currently, ITAC-G is minimally staffed and all state and local representatives must be sworn law enforcement officers.
Finally, the security clearance process must be fixed. The federal government should be able to process SECRET-level clearances within a month and higher level clearances for compartmented intelligence within 3 months. States facing major threats should have a number of intelligence officers and elected officials cleared at the highest security level.




* * *



A Note on Sources
This paper draws heavily and often directly from two studies. “A Governor’s Guide to Homeland Security,” prepared by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and the “New York State Strategy for Homeland Security,” prepared by the Office of Homeland Security and available at: www.security.state.ny.us/ (http://www.security.state.ny.us/), especially the sections on risk, threat, and critical infrastructure prepared by Brian Nussbaum.

https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol.-53-no.-3/improving-homeland-security-at-the-state-level.html

Ed Jewett
11-13-2009, 05:51 AM
Here are four that come by way of Michael Rivero's http://whatreallyhappened.com/



Polish Health Minister says no to the H1N1 Swine Flu Shot for the entire country (in Polish, with English subtitles)

http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=8273

####

The Media International Group:

"/ 12.11.2009 // 12:16 // Shock! New types of influenza found in Ukraine. 85 cases of swine influenza (updated at 05:47 pm)
MIGnews.com.ua
Besides swine influenza, AN3N2, AN2N2 and group B have been found in the territory of Ukraine. In particular, at present at least 8 different viruses are circulating in the territory of Bukovyna. Such conclusions are made by experts of regional sanitary epidemiological stations following the results of almost 6,000 studies on the identification of acute respiratory viral infections, said the chief state sanitary doctor of the Chernivtsi Region Oleksandr Svitlichny on November 11 at the briefing.
According to him, all the acute respiratory viral infections, which are currently circulating in the territory of Bukovina, are treated. However, due to the fact that they collided, clinical disease and the tactics of his treatment change. Therefore, a doctor needs to know exactly which virus is detected in the patient.
Among the viruses that are registered in Bukovina, Oleksander Svitlychny told about AH3N2, AH2N2, AH1N1, a large group of influenza B, parainfluenza viruses of three types, reports proUA.com.
Ministry of Health notes the lack of vaccines against seasonal types of influenza and influenza A (H1N1) in the world, the first deputy chief sanitary doctor Ludmyla Muharska told about it in the air of TVi IV channel on November 11.
She noted that the Ministry of Health asked the World Health Organization with a request to reserve the vaccine for Ukraine. Also Ludmyla Muharska stressed that during the epidemic there is a definite strategy for vaccination of the population.
"When the active epidemic has begun, population does not need mass vaccination, and it is absolutely correct opinion, and we support it," - she said and added that the vaccination of risk groups with a purpose to have to individual protection or closed groups is necessary, Ukrainian News reported.
As a reminder, experts believe vaccination against influenza A (H1N1) is possible during the epidemic.
Ministry of Health has confirmed 213 deaths of influenza and acute respiratory viral infections as of November 11 in 21 Regions, Kyiv and Crimea, Health Ministry states. Out of 213 deaths 24 fatal cases are recorded over the past day, Ukrainian News reported.
Since October 29 81 cases of death has been recorded in the Lviv Region, 30 - in the Ivano-Frankivsk Region, 22 - in the Chernivtsi Region, 20 - in the Ternopil Region, 8 – in the Kyiv and Khmelnitsky Regions, and 7 - in the Rivne and Volyn Regions, 6 - in Kyiv, 4 - in the Vinnytsa Region, 3 - in the Donetsk Region, 2 - in the Transcarpathian, Zaporozhye, Poltava, Kharkiv and Chernihiv Regions, and 1 - in Crimea, Odessa, Kherson, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Mykolayiv and Sumy Regions.
In general, since October 29, 1 mn 192,481 people have become sick with influenza and acute respiratory viral infections. Since the beginning of the epidemic 62,462 people have been hospitalized, 25,968 people have been released. In Kyiv 83,243 people ill with influenza and acute respiratory viral infections are recorded.
05:46 p.m. 85 cases of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 are confirmed in Ukraine, including 16 – fatal one. This was reported by chief doctor of the Central sanitary-epidemiological station Lyubov Nekrasova at a press conference in Kyiv on Thursday.
"According to the preliminary conclusion, we can assume that today this type of virus (A/H1N1 - editor.) prevails in the country, and most of all the diseases are caused by this same type of virus. But now other types of viruses are circulating - a seasonal influenza and respiratory viruses" , - she added.
Lyubov Nekrasova reported that since the beginning of the epidemic 533 samples had been taken, out of them 108 specimens were analyzed and pandemic influenza A/H1N1 is confirmed in 85 cases.
She also noted that currently there is no need to conduct research on each case of disease, because the cost of a study is Hr 220.
In addition, Lyubov Nekrasova stressed that the spread of the virus occurs so rapidly that it is necessary need to define a certain number of studies for the objective analysis, which would confirm indeed the majority of cases among men is a pandemic of influenza A/H1N1. These studies should be done in order to understand how to act when the next wave of the epidemic will appear, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
Lyubov Nekrasova also said that the central laboratory conducts up to 50-60 researches daily. "According to these data, we can say that up to 85 percents of all positive results is influenza A/H1N1," - she said."


http://mignews.com.ua/en/articles/378527.html


####
Presidential Candidate of Ukraine - Claims it IS Pneumonic Plague (trans.)11/12/09 4:13pm (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=uk&u=http://tsn.ua/ukrayina/bogoslovska-v-ukrayini-pochalasya-epidemiya-chumi-a-ne-gripu.html&ei=4yz8So2DIMWAnQeQwNSZBQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBIQ7gEwAg&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%25D0%25A3%25D0%)

By: jo-ann F. (http://whatreallyhappened.com/users/april)
Tags:

COVER-UP/DECEPTIONS/PROPAGANDA (http://whatreallyhappened.com/category/cover-ups)
SCIENCE/HEALTH/CLIMATE/NATURE (http://whatreallyhappened.com/taxonomy/term/97)


The candidate accused the government of concealing information about the flu epidemic in Ukraine, but representatives of the NSDC refute it.
Recall that in nine regions of Ukraine introduced quarantine because of epidemic influenza. Quarantine announced in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil (these areas are most affected by the flu), Transcarpathian, Chernivtsi, Rivne, Volyn, Brussels and Vinnitsa regions


http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=uk&u=http://tsn.ua/ukrayina/bogoslovska-v-ukrayini-pochalasya-epidemiya-chumi-a-ne-gripu.html&ei=4yz8So2DIMWAnQeQwNSZBQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBIQ7gEwAg&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%25D0%25A3%25D0%



####



Ukranian Doctor Speaks to Local Media About Epidemic (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ua&u=http%3A//4post.com.ua/main/148218.html%255C)

The epidemic of eye doctor: what silence officials



02 ????????? 2009, 20:49
02 November 2009, 20:49

?????? ??????
Daniel MOKRYK



???????? ???????? (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:%20document.getElementById%28%27comentsblok%2 7%29.scrollIntoView%28%29;%20ShowInfo3%282%29;)
Write comment (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:%20document.getElementById%28%27comentsblok%2 7%29.scrollIntoView%28%29;%20ShowInfo3%282%29;) http://4post.com.ua/images/comm.gif
61 (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:%20document.getElementById%28%27comentsblok%2 7%29.scrollIntoView%28%29;%20ShowInfo3%281%29;)
61 (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:%20document.getElementById%28%27comentsblok%2 7%29.scrollIntoView%28%29;%20ShowInfo3%281%29;)

?????? ??? ????? (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&sl=ua&u=http://4post.com.ua/gromada/print/148218.html&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhg95qIN4IjzUG3cI2VPoXPwzcF3wA)
Print (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&sl=ua&u=http://4post.com.ua/gromada/print/148218.html&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhg95qIN4IjzUG3cI2VPoXPwzcF3wA) http://4post.com.ua/images/print.gif
????? ?????? ?? ?????????? ????????, ?? ?????????? ?????????????? ? ???? ?? ???? ??????????? ????????, ????????? ?? ???????? ??? ?? ?????, ??? ??????, ??? ?????? ???????, ? ???? ??????.
The doctor of one of the Lviv hospital that agreed to talk with us on the current epidemic is asked to call either her name or position, or even hospitals, which works.
? ?????? ?? ??, ?? ???? ?????????, ???????, ?? ?????? ? ?????????? ???????????? ?? ?????? ?? ???????.
Given the fact that she mentioned, I think that readers understand a treat to her desire.
?? ??????????, ?? ??????? ??? ??????? ??????'? ????????? ?????? ???????? ?????????? ???????, ????? ????????????? ?????? ?? ??????? ?? ???.
We guarantee that this is a real interview with real real Lviv hospital doctor who works directly with patients in acute.


?????? ?????????, ?? ????? ????? ????????? ?? ? ?????????? ? ??? ???? ?????????? ?????????.
We want to assure you that the purpose of this material are not escalate the already tense atmosphere.
?? ???? ????????, ?? ?????? ??????? ?????, ?? ????????? ????????? ???????? ? ?????????.
We just believe that readers should know how to actually pass the epidemic.


?? ????? ???????? ???????? ? ????????? ? ????? ????????
As now the situation of the epidemic in your hospital?


?? ??????? ????? ????? ???? ?????? ???????? ? ??????? ??????? ????????????? ???????????.
We really have now is a lot of requests from acute respiratory diseases.
????????? ?? ??? – ???????.
Most of them - Panic.
????? ? ??? ???????? ??????? ??????? ??????????? – ????????? ????????? ????? ??????? ???? ??? ??????????? ?????? ?? ????.
Now we actually closed ua - the overwhelming majority of seats given to it under the arrivals of patients with influenza.
????? ????? ??????????? ??????.
Such have very many.


??? ????? ????????? ????? ???? ????, ??? ???????? ????? ???? ????????? ??????? ???????, ?? ?? ?????.
Thus official data as to the epidemic which is the variety of disease states, we do not have.


?? ?? ????? ??????????? ??????????? ??? ????, ??? ????????? ???????.
We do not have appropriate laboratories to conduct tests.
???? ?? ??????? ??? «????????», «???????» ?? ??? ?????-???? ???? – ?? ????????? ???? ?? ??????.
So if it comes to "pork", "calf" or even knows, that influenza - we really still do not know.


?? ?????? ???? ??? ????? ???????? ?????, ?? ????????? ??????? ?? ??? «????????» ????, ? ??? ???????? ???? (?? ?? ????????? ???????? ???? ????????????)?
Can be baseless rumors that really is not about "swine" influenza, pneumonic plague and about (as recently voiced gallery contains)?


????????? ?????? ???????? ??? ???????? ????? ?????.
Absolutely no grounds for such rumors do not.
???????? ???? – ?? ???? ???? ?? ??????? ????.
Pneumonic plague - this is just one manifestation of the plague.
???? ??? ???? ???? ??????? – ????? ???????, Yersinia pestis.
She has only one agent - pestilential stick, Yersinia pestis.


???? ????? ??????? ?????? ??? ???????? ????, ?? ?? ???? ? ? ?? ???? ?????? – ?????????, ???? ???????.
If the matter is really about pneumonic plague, we would have and its other manifestations - such as bubonic plague.
?? ?????? ??? ??? ??, ?? ?????????? ? ?????? ??????? ???? ? ??????? ??????????.
Not to mention the fact that mortality in this case would be really great.


?? ?????? ?? ?????????, ??? ?? ??, ?? ??????? ??? ?????????? ????????? ???????.
What is really not possible, it is that it is imposing a few viruses.
????? ?? ??? ?????????? ?????? ???????? ?????????.
That is what causes acute multiple pathogens.


????? ????????? ?????? ?, ?? ??????? ??? ?-???? ??? «????????» ????.
There is a common place that it is all the same about "swine" influenza.
????????? ? ??????? ? ???????? ??????? ??????, ????????? ???? ??? ?????? ???????
It is a real high percentage of patients infected with this strain of virus is?


????? ?? ?? ?????? – ? ?????? ?? ????-?????? ??????????.
This we know - and hardly ever know.
??-?????, ?? ? ??????, ? ??? ????? ?????????? ???????? ?????????? ???????.
Firstly, as I said, we are not able to conduct appropriate tests.
??-?????, ?? ???????, ?? ??? ?-???? ?????? ???????????, ?????? ???????????.
Second, those tests that all the same will be held to be selective.


????? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ? ??????? ???????.
Nobody now can not take samples of the virus in each patient.
????, ???????, ??????????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????? ?????????.
So real, representative statistics simply can not be set.


? ?? ?? ????????? ?? ?????, ?? ????????? ?????? ????????? ?? ????????????, ?????? ??? ?????????? «?????? ????»?
When you think of the idea that nothing really terrible happens, just the media inflates "interesting topic"?


?????? ?? ?? «?????? ????».
Nothing is not "interesting topic".
???, ??????? ???? ?? ????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ?? ???? ?? ????????????? – ???? ? ??????????, ?????????? ? ??? ????.
Yes, every year we have a large number of patients with flu complications - the same pneumonia, meningitis and so on.
???
But


?????? ??????? ???????????, ?? ?????, ?? ???'?????? ?????? ?? ??????, ??? ???????? ??? ???? ?????.
outbreaks of diseases such as now, do not remember even those doctors who are already very long.


???? ??????, ?? ?? ???? ?????????? ?????? ??????????????, ?? ???????.
Another matter that was not possible immediately to navigate what is happening.
?????? ????????? ?????? ?? ??? ?????? ????????? ??? ??? ??????? ???????? ?????, ???? ?? ?? ???? ????????? ?????? ?????????? ??? ????? ?????.
Many patients began to come to us even from the beginning of last week, when there was absolutely no information about the new virus.
???? ????????? ?? ????? ?? ???????? ????????? ???????.
They come as patients on regular pneumonia.
???? ????? ????, ?? ?? ???????? ???????? ???????? ???????? ????????? ????, ? ????? ?? ?? ???????, ????? ?????????, ?? ??????? ??? ???? ????.
Only after they were treated as usual methods for several days, but rather they failed, it became clear that this is about something else.


????? ????, ?? ????? ?????? ??????????? ?????, ? ???? ?? ????? ?????? ????????, ?? ????, ?? ???? ? ????????? ????.
In addition, you can not even compare the virus with which we deal today with those that were in previous years.


????? ??????? ????? ????????? ??????? ???????????, ? ?????? ??????? ??????????? ?????? ???????, ???? ?????? ?????.
Now the disease often runs really lightning, the person immediately starts strong fever, she just goes.


???????, ??? ????? ?? ??? ??????? ????????? ????????? ????? ????? ?????? ?????, ?? ???????? ???????? ?? ????? ???????
Maybe while you have managed to identify at least some risk of people who are particularly vulnerable to this virus?


??????? ???????.
Difficult to say.
? ??? ??????? ??????? ?????? – ?? ??? ? ???? ?????? ?? ????.
We have the bulk of patients - is still young and children.
???? ???? ? ???, ???? ?? 40.
Very few are those over 40.
???????? ?? ???? ??????? ? ??????? – ?? ???????? ?? ????? ???????? ???????? ????? ? ???? ??????? ?????.
Vulnerable to the disease and pregnant women - today we have four pregnant women in very serious condition.


?? ??????, ?? ? ??????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ??????????????, ?? ??????? ??? ???????? ?????? ??????.
You said that doctors were not able to immediately sort out that question about the new virus epidemic.
???????, ???? ?? ????? ????? ??????????? ??????? ????????
So they could not take appropriate security measures?


? ?? ? ????? ?? ????? ????????? ?? ??????.
And now we take them almost can not.
???????, ????? ? ????????? ????????? ??? ?????? ?? ??????????.
For example, masks in sufficient quantity we simply do not deliver.
????? ??????? ?? 12 ????? ??????? ?? ??????? 6 ?????.
The doctor has 12 hours to change a minimum of 6 Masks.
????, ?? ???????? ?????? ?????????? ?????????!
So, they need simply uncountable number!
? ?? ?? ?????, ?? ?? ?????.
And we have no where to take them.


??, ?????????, ???????? «???????».
Now, the glorious "Tamiflu".
?? ??? ??? ???????? ???????? ???? ? ?'?????? ???????.
To us this drug acted only on Friday evening.
? ?????????????? ????? ???????? ??????? ???? ??????? ?? ????, ?? ????? ?? 2 ???? ????? ???????? ?? ??????.
In order to take preventive one capsule a day, no more than 2 days after contact with patients.
??????, ?? ????, ??????? ?????? ?????????? ??? ?? ???????, ?? ?? 42 ?????? ????? ????? ?????????.
The patient, incidentally, must begin to treat him no later than 42 hours after onset of symptoms.


??? ??, ?? «???????», ?? ?? ??? ????????, ?????????? ???? ??? ??????.
Well, that "Tamiflu", which came to us, is for patients.
??? ??????? ????? ??????.
For doctors there is nothing.
???? ????? ????, ?? ? ??? ????????? ???? ???????, ?? ??????? ?? ?????????? ????????? «??????» ???????? ???????? ? ??? ?????????.
Only after the two of us sick of doctors, he managed a huge scandal "beat out" a few pills and staff.


?? ? ?? ?????? ??????? ??? ??? ?????????
What you can say about this product?


???? ???????, ?? ? ??? ???????, ??? ???? ? ??????, ??? ????? ???????? ??????? ??????? ?????? – ?????? ????????????, ??????.
I can say that those doctors, about which I told him started terrible side effects - severe intoxication, nausea.
??? ? ???????? ? ?????????????? ????? ???????? «???????» ?? ???? – ????? ??? ??????????????? «?????????» ????????.
So I personally take preventive purpose "Tamiflu" will not - better already provided "folk" methods.
???? ?????? ?? ? ? ????, ?? ???????? ?????? ?????? ???????????, ? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ????? ????????? ???????.
It is also the case that the drug is currently poorly studied, and may be much more harmful effects.


????? ??????? ???????? – ??? ? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ????????, ???? ???????? «??????? ?? ???».
But let's specify - here I mean only those drugs that are produced by Hoffman La Roche.
??? ???, ?? ???????????? ????? ??????????, ? ?????? ??????? ?? ????, ?? ? ??? ?? ?????????.
On the one produced by another manufacturer, I can not say anything, because with him not encountered.


?? ??????? ???????? ? ?????? ???????? ? ????????????? ???????? ??????????? ???????? ??? ???????? ?? ??? ????????
As a whole the situation in Ukraine looks to hospitals providing the necessary tools to fight this virus?


???????.
Difficult.
??????? ????? ????? ???? ??????? ???????????? ??????????.
Some medicines patients are still forced to buy their own.
?? ? ?? ?????????, ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ??????????.
As for the staff, then do it no one cares.
? ?? – ??? ????, ??, ?? ???????, ????? ????????? ?????, ?? ?????????? ??????? ?? ???, ???????????.
And that - despite the fact that, according to rumor, every fourth doctor, who is suffering from acute, infected.
? ????? ??????? ????? ?? ?????????? ??????? ?????? ?'????? ???????.
In our hospital with pneumonia now is five doctors.


???????? ??? ??????, ????? ???????? ?'??? ?? ?????, ??? ????-???? ?????.
In fact, we were thrown as cannon fodder to the front, without any weapons.


?? ?? ???? ???? ?? ???, ?? ???? ????????? ???????: ?? ???????? ????? ?????????? ??? ???? ????? ? ???????? ?? ??? ? ?????????????
How, then, be to the fact that Yulia Tymoshenko said: preparing for a flu epidemic has a very long time and came to her fully armed?


? ???? ???? ?? ?????????, ?? ???? ???????? ?? ???????? ? ????????????.
I am very happy with the government, they came to the epidemic in armed.
??? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ?? ?????.
About us say this is not possible.


???? ??????? ??????? ???? ?? ?????? ????????? ??????, ?? ??????, ?? ????? ???????????? ?? ???????? ???????, ?????? ?? ???? ?.
If the hospital were really ready for something similar, then this is now happening in western Ukraine, just would not.


?? ???????? (?????????, 2 ????????? –
Until today (Monday, November 2nd -- http://www.4post.com.ua/4.gif (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&sl=ua&u=http://www.4post.com.ua/&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhiu0v1hgP4xSdkNTWbvucZDJ4vlKA)
) ?? ??????? ???? ???? ?? ??????????, ?? ????????? ?? ??????????.
) We do have only the information that comes on TV.
???? ?? ?? ?????????? ?????? ????????? ???????????? ? ??'???? ?? ?????????.
So far we have not received any special regulations in connection with the epidemic.
?????????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ????, ?? ???? ??? ?????? – ????????, ?????????.
Decks we started only after the thunder has struck - in fact, alone.


???????, ?? ?????? ???? ? ?????????????, ?? ????? ????????? ?? ?????????
Maybe you can even predict how long will this epidemic?


?? ????????????? ????????? ?????????.
It's really impossible to predict.
?????, ?? ? ???? ??????? – ?? ??, ?? ?? ?????? ?? ????????? ? ???? ??????? ????????? ??? ???????? ????? ??????.
The only thing I can say - is that on Sunday and Monday at our hospital has received far fewer patients.


? ??????? ????? ?? ??? ??? ??? ????? ?? ?????????.
In critical condition at this time nobody fell.


? ???? – ????????.
And then - we'll see.
?? ?? ?????? ??????????? – ?? ???? ??, ?? ???????? ?? ????? ?????? ????? ?? ???????, ???? ???????? ???? ???????? ????? ?????????.
What we can guarantee - it is just that today we are ready to bed in case you need to take new patients.


http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ua&u=http%3A//4post.com.ua/main/148218.html%255C

Peter Lemkin
11-13-2009, 08:15 AM
Don't forget how the 'Anthrax Mailer' scare just after 9-11 was used to 'test the system' - and it worked rather well (for those behind the plot)..... :five:

Jan Klimkowski
11-13-2009, 12:45 PM
Now, the glorious "Tamiflu".
To us this drug acted only on Friday evening.
In order to take preventive one capsule a day, no more than 2 days after contact with patients.
The patient, incidentally, must begin to treat him no later than 42 hours after onset of symptoms.

Well, that "Tamiflu", which came to us, is for patients.
For doctors there is nothing.
Only after the two of us sick of doctors, he managed a huge scandal "beat out" a few pills and staff.

What you can say about this product?

I can say that those doctors, about which I told him started terrible side effects - severe intoxication, nausea.
So I personally take preventive purpose "Tamiflu" will not - better already provided "folk" methods.
It is also the case that the drug is currently poorly studied, and may be much more harmful effects.
But let's specify - here I mean only those drugs that are produced by Hoffman La Roche.
On the one produced by another manufacturer, I can not say anything, because with him not encountered.

As a whole the situation in Ukraine looks to hospitals providing the necessary tools to fight this virus?

Difficult.
Some medicines patients are still forced to buy their own.
As for the staff, then do it no one cares.
And that - despite the fact that, according to rumor, every fourth doctor, who is suffering from acute, infected.
In our hospital with pneumonia now is five doctors.

In fact, we were thrown as cannon fodder to the front, without any weapons.

The Lwow doctor above tells it how it is from his frontline perspective.

The doctor isn't a fan of Tamiflu or the "emergency planning"....

Magda Hassan
11-16-2009, 11:21 PM
Ukraine Flu Outbreak: Virus Is a Mixture of H1N1 and Parainfluenza, Causes Cardiopulmonary Failure
Interview with Dr. Victor Bachinsky

By Anna Yashchenko

URL of this article: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=16088 (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102829788927&s=793&e=001w92iGxocitCSKD1yIYhKIh-Wg4icUPzpEjRHzPsVAINNZFUcbWzmJTn0zHA0c1H3ToNAsp6VK FZykwpqEO5OVL-8_AzeDaypmpxtOCMWz7XPq_nOjd_R3XZJw2nOx1UlAtXeBSfPz YfRzOOY6nztrs5Uyz4Wj5A-zXidM1hGjZ8=)

Global Research (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102829788927&s=793&e=001w92iGxocitCskY__6N8e1NHD9cpEEE1WNDK_vEqdiP0xH o-t7vYWMe1463PF_wL6F9FAXdBadEPBDlr-AOqfVGacvBgEDH1evzKBrJzjT5_fRmZWWh225w==), November 15, 2009
Unian News Agency (Ukraine), Russian original. Infowars Ireland (English translation) (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102829788927&s=793&e=001w92iGxocitCgbQcTcVW8l3wPSdrBd6QXsw0vXfbOUCu0v ms00Xu_5OwlfitBkM2nq7IR9loVRyrPk3ci02DUBiENSSgyeXH z19MzvSMp_tV_HVKAU1HkvOcXLpZc_4Qfw9S-P2XrQZzBVYrah6PpQg==) - 2009-11-14

[Translated from Russian, first published in English by Infowars Ireland (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102829788927&s=793&e=001w92iGxocitDvs746bdIRs-L06u8NbMRB82ZsVd52shFsPgzbjiGxkMAhndqFThokNrAueU0h Hjw9kxpv6akFk-2ualTj8v8WU5dtumyqUXs=)]
http://info-wars.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/victor_bachynsky1.jpg

Based on autopsies, we have come to the conclusion: it's not pneumonia, but cardiopulmonary insufficiency and cardiogenic shock... The virus enters directly into the lungs, there is bleeding... Antibiotics should not be used...
Why do we have such a high mortality rate in the country?

Because people are going to pharmacies to get medicine instead of going to their doctors to be treated... No it is not pneumonic plague. It's all nonsense... antibiotics do not help... Those with strong immune systems will survive. People with weak immune systems will succumb to the illness... Face Masks provide 30% extra protection. Wearing glasses gives an additional 10% protection, that is 40%, because the virus penetrates the mucose membranes.
The Head of the Chernivtsi regional forensic bureau, Professor Victor Bachinsky M.D. makes a strong statement: all the victims of the virus in Bukovina (22 persons aged 20 to 40 years) died not from bilateral (double) pneumonia, as previously thought, but as a result of viral distress syndrome, i.e. the total destruction of the lungs. We caught up with Professor Bachinsky, to find out how he came to this conclusion, and how people can protect themselves from this disease.
Professor, you said earlier that the virus, from which many people have died – is a mixture of types of parainfluenza and influenza A/H1N1. How do you cure this disease?
The question of how to treat this virus is not up to me. I am a pathologist. I just found out what it is and made an exact diagnosis. It is important to provide the correct treatment based on diagnosis.
There are strict protocols and standards of treatment in medicine. If a doctor treats a patient who dies, their relatives can make a complaint that they were not treated properly (misdiagnosed). The Ministry of Health has set the protocols and standards of treatment for each diagnosis. If diagnosed correctly, the treatment should be correct...
In the Chernivtsi region 18 people have died. We studied all the history and evidence from this disease, preclinical, clinical, resuscitation. When we perform an autopsy organs and tissues have histological studies (cell analysis) and we concluded that it was not pneumonia, and has no relation to pneumonia whatsoever.

These results are the foundation to ensure that doctors who treat this disease all over Ukraine, change their tactics and standards of care.
Can this new virus be cured?
It depends on the immune system. If a person's immune system is strong, they will overcome it. There are people who carry this strain of H1N1 and remain on their feet and don't even realise they are sick.
Antibiotics definitely should not be taken. Antibiotics are the reason we have such a high mortality and infection rate in this country, because people go to the pharmacy, describe their symptoms to the pharmacist and ask for drugs. They buy antibiotics, take them, this lowers their immune system and as a result they become sick. If prescriptions were required to buy these medications, like in other countries, this would not have happened. It is the ability to buy antibiotics over the counter without a prescription which has done so much harm to the State.
During autopsies, what did the lungs look like? Were they really black, which gave rise to so much talk of pulmonary plague?
No, they are not black... This is not pneumonic plague. It's all nonsense. Pneumonic plague has a very different morphology. We have, for example, 60 thousand people who became sick and 23 have died. With pulmonary plague, we would now have a mortality rate of 59 thousand...
This is a viral attack that destroys the lungs.

It turns out that not only in Bukovina, but also throughout the Ukraine people did not die from pneumonia, but from this toxic strain?
Yes, It's not pneumonia! This destruction of the lungs. This strain is very toxic, and if the immune system is weak, there is bleeding in the lungs. In the lungs there is a tiny structure – acinus, which looks like a bunch of grapes. When you breathe, oxygen enters this tiny “bunch of grapes” ( pulmonary alveoli (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102829788927&s=793&e=001w92iGxocitAcdsZ3OWWx8PluQWbgdzj0H04fytX8fwqTZ 8q1KsuAID5UahaiXYbVDjD2rs5c9FTEQdgN2QsDqu2ZzyZyEdq eQY2zuK0q0BV5bfDwTFDp7r0CAVP8pPB8) ). On the surface of the acinus are the capillaries, where red blood cells saturate with oxygen and give blood, which supplies all tissues and organs in the body.
And once the virus enters the lungs – hemorrhaging begins immediately in the acinus. A continuous hemorrhage... It takes several hours. In the blood fibrin is formed, and from it – giolinovaya membrane, resembling a plastic bag. It envelops the acinus, and the person breathes in oxygen, but it is not transferred to the tissues. And people just gasp. There is a cardio-pulmonary insufficiency and cardiogenic shock. People die of cardiogenic shock. And there is no pneumonia. Pneumonia – an inflammation, which is treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics cannot help at any stage. There should be absolutely different treatment.
And how about Tamiflu – does it help?
This is not an antibiotic, it is an antiviral drug, which should be applied on the second or third day of the disease. But you can not use Tamiflu as a preventitive, because it is toxic.
What are the best measures to resist the disease? Is it advisable to use a mask, garlic, vitamin C?

The primary method of prevention is a face mask. This give 30% extra protection. If you wear glasses [goggles] – it is 40%, because the virus enters through the mucous membranes.
It is necessary to improve the human immune system. Not only now, but in general. Garlic, onions, wild rose, viburnum (guelder rose), raspberries, citrus fruit, honey, and other fruits and vegetables – whatever you want. Those with a strong immune system will survive. Those with weaker immune systems will succumb to the disease.
We have a lot of people in Ukraine who like shopping at the open markets. If we can avoid open markets, the less people will be in contact with each other and more lives will be saved.
You have contacted the Health Ministry and advised them to review the standards for treatment of patients. What did they say?
We sent them all our data, the necessary protocols and standards of treatment, our diagnosis. But it is clear that decisions cannot be instantaneous.
And why until now has nobody else known about this disease? What were the leading specialists in the Ministry of Health doing all this time?
Perhaps this is due to the fact that there are scientists who are working on a purely theoretical basis. And there are scientists who have seen the autopsy results. I practice as head of the regional forensic bureau and as a professor. The fact that we have established this diagnosis – it is not just to my credit, and this is not my personal opinion. This is the opinion of specialists, morphologists and doctors in Bukovina. There are five professors in our group – I just head the group.
Professor Victor Bachinsky, M.D. is a coroner in the Chernivtsi region of Ukraine. He also teaches at the Department of Anatomical Pathology and Forensic Medicine of Bukovynian State Medical Academy.

Original interview in Russian by Anna Yashchenko published by Unian: www.unian.net/rus/news/news-346721.html (http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102829788927&s=793&e=001w92iGxocitCgbQcTcVW8l3wPSdrBd6QXsw0vXfbOUCu0v ms00Xu_5OwlfitBkM2nq7IR9loVRyrPk3ci02DUBiENSSgyeXH z19MzvSMp_tV_HVKAU1HkvOcXLpZc_4Qfw9S-P2XrQZzBVYrah6PpQg==)

Ed Jewett
11-17-2009, 08:09 AM
Deadly Flu Spreads Across Ukraine (http://cryptogon.com/?p=12157)

November 17th, 2009 Via: Zero Hedge (http://www.zerohedge.com/article/deadly-flu-spreads-across-ukraine):
Deadly flu continues to spread across Ukraine, criminal World Health Organization lies to the public, MSM maintains radio silence.
There are many aspects to this story. It is impossible to know where to begin — let alone cover all the pertinent facts in just one article. Those who have followed my Zerohedge columns in the past may be aware the subject of pandemic influenza has been a regular feature, precisely because there have been multiple signs indicating a global pandemic would be exploited (and perhaps even initiated) by governments and international banks for political purposes.
Research Credit: sh4m.w0w
Posted in Elite (http://cryptogon.com/?cat=39), Health (http://cryptogon.com/?cat=25), Kill Off (http://cryptogon.com/?cat=38) | Top Of Page (http://cryptogon.com/?p=12157#)

2 Responses to “Deadly Flu Spreads Across Ukraine”



realitydesign Says:
November 17th, 2009 at 5:50 am (http://cryptogon.com/?p=12157#comment-17759) The Israeli DR. Joseph Moshe called into the Dr. True Ott radio show in AUGUST to blow the whistle on a bioweapon attack that was to be kicked off in the UKRAINE.
He was later intercepted on an L.A. Freeway by police with ROBOTS and EMP weapons. He has now been sent back to Israel.
Check for the Joseph Moshe videos on youtube.
He called this in august!
Kevin (http://cryptogon.com/) Says:
November 17th, 2009 at 6:51 am (http://cryptogon.com/?p=12157#comment-17760) “He has now been sent back to Israel.”
Joseph Moshe is in custody. His next court date is 1/25/2010:
https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/detailsAction.do?siteId=5010&agency=1&searchType=offender&id=2019293
Los Angeles County
VINE Service Number : (877) 846-3452
Return to Search Results
Offender Details
Offender Record
Offender ID:
2019293
Offender Name:
JOSEPH MOSHE
Date of Birth:
12/05/1952
Age:
56
Custody Status:
In Custody
Location of Offender:
Twin Towers Correctional Fac
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
From the Los Angeles Inmate Information Center:
http://app4.lasd.org/iic/ajis_search.cfm
Fill in joseph moshe in the appropriate fields and click Search:
(The information was current as of: 11/16/2009 22:22 PST)
Booking No.: 2019293 Last Name: MOSHE First Name: JOSEPH Middle Name:
Sex: M Race: W Date Of Birth: 12/05/1952 Age: 56 Hair: GRY Eyes: BRO Height: 511 Weight: 145
Charge Level: M (Misdemeanor)
ARREST
Arrest Date: 08/13/2009 Arrest Time: 1845 Arrest Agency: 4241 Agency Description: LAPD-METRO DIVISION
Date Booked: 08/13/2009 Time Booked: 2355 Booking Location: 4273 Location Description: LAPD – JAIL DIVISION
BAIL
Total Bail Amount: 0 Total Hold Bail Amount: 0.00 Grand Total: 0.00
HOUSING LOCATION
Housing Location: TTCF
Permanent Housing Assigned Date: 09/02/2009 Assigned Time: 1548 Visitor Status: 0
Facility: TWIN TOWERS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Address: 450 BAUCHET STREET City: LOS ANGELES
Public Visiting Guidelines Facility Visiting Schedule
For County facility visiting hours, Please call (213) 473-6080 at Inmate Information Center.
COURT
Next Court Code: M141 Next Court Date: 01/25/2010 Next Court Time: 0830 Next Court Case: 9WA0026501
Court Name: LAX LA MUNI COURT DIV 141
Court Address: 11701 S. LA CIENEGA BLVD. Court City: LOS ANGELESUPT




http://cryptogon.com/?p=12157

Ed Jewett
11-17-2009, 09:33 PM
My pre-set Google News Alert just disgorged this:

Google News Alert for: pneumonic plague ukraine
Pneumonic plague, United States Patent 7572449, anything to do ... (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://fto.co.za/news/pneumonic-plague-united-states-patent-7572449-anything-do-ukraine-2009111715816.html&ct=ga&cd=PmvdxzmuAfU&usg=AFQjCNEgEAxSFR4OL2wbNfn4FtPS3Q_uww)
FTO - Cape Town,Western Cape,South Africa
Whether this has anything to do with whats going on in the Ukraine I am not sure but in ... against Yersinia Pestis otherwise known as the pneumonic plague. ...

Following the link, here's the full text:

Home (http://fto.co.za/)
Pneumonic plague, United States Patent 7572449, anything to do with the Ukraine?


Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 14:23

http://fto.co.za/sites/default/files/imagecache/450/screen-capture-2_1.png


Whether this has anything to do with whats going on in the Ukraine I am not sure but in August there was a patent filed for antibodies against Yersinia Pestis otherwise known as the pneumonic plague.
It was filed by Hill, James (Salisbury, GB) ,Williamson, Ethel Diane (Salisbury, GB) and Titball, Richard William (Salisbury, GE) and the assignee was The Secretary of State for Defense in Her Britannic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (GB).
A interesting part of the patent is this part:
"Mab 7.3 was administered ?4 hours, +24 hours, +48 hours, or +96 hours relative to s.c. Y. pestis challenge. Protection was observed when antibody was given up to 48 hours post-infection. Also, a delayed time to death was observed in the +96 hours treatment group. One of +96 hours treatment group had died prior to antibody administration and the remainder displayed signs of plague indistinguishable from untreated control animals, suggesting that even when symptoms of plague are apparent antibody therapy can delay death. Mice were treated with Mab 7.3 at ?4 hours, +24 hours, +48 hours or +60 hours relative to aerosol infection. Protection was seen in groups that received antibody 24 hours and 48 hours after challenge. All mice treated at +60 hours died, but a statistically significant delay in the TTD was observed, compared with untreated animals."
What is more interesting is why was this patent filed in August this year. Maybe its just coincidence but we felt like putting out there so people can decide for themselves.

###


Ed adds:
This FTO News out of South Africa has been following this story from the beginning. I've been reluctant to post what they have offered because I didn't knew who they were or what their 'angle' is. However, the above has enough data in it that it can be cross-checked or verified.

What is below, however, was cross-posted earlier in the day at WhatReallyHappened[dot]com, did not, and I hold it out at arms' length as a result... it 'feels' like a pre-potent political act.

There are, it seems, more than a few 'political' actors with investments and patents in the bio-warfrare/pharmaceutical/vaccine arena (DynCorp comes to mind, as does Donald Rumsfeld, and South Africa, it was said at some point in the past, was also working along wiht other state entities on genotype-specific biowarfare agents), so I'll "throw it out there".

Shoot it down if it deserves it, requires it, or if you can illuminate it or aerate it as it flies by.

Here it is:

###

From http://fto.co.za/news/barack-obama-has-shares-baxter-2009111015772.html :


Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 22:00


Barack Obama has shares in Baxter

The President of the United States, Barack Obama has shares in Baxter, the company many say is responsible for the h1n1 swine flu pandemic. Back 2005 Barack Obama bought $50,000 worth of stock in two companies. Right after he bought the shares also in 2005 Barack Obama (still a senator at that time) introduced the first comprehensive bill to address the threat of avian influenza pandemic. AVIAN Act (S. 969)
Then it makes it even more interesting that over $60 million dollars was awarded for a vaccine against the bird flu (2007) that at the time did not mutate till afterwards.
The guy sure knows his planning, I guess that is change you can believe in. From investor to President.

David Guyatt
11-18-2009, 12:03 PM
I've been searching the net on the Dr Joseph Moshe story to see what hard facts there are. On his arrest and secret service involvement there are various youtube newsfeed videos AVAILABLE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OYVws9uJbk).

What I have not been able to find is any hard evidence that Dr. Moshe made the call about the bioweapon that is attributed to him or that he was arrested for making this alleged call. There is, imo, too much smoke and mirrors surrounding this story for it to be taken at face value.

It all sounds a bit too driven and sensational to me to be true.

But I am prepared to be convinced if solid evidence is made available.

Ed Jewett
11-18-2009, 06:53 PM
It appears you are right, David. I just ran through a bunch of "stuff" myself including a review of 15 pages of the Google search for "Joseph Moshe" and what there is appears to be some YouTubes and MP3s of people talking about the phone call, no recordings, and no clear sense even that indeed it was him who called, just presumptions and assumptions. The one thing I did find, on page 4 at the bottom of that Google search is this:

Democratic Underground - Joseph Moshe appears to have a court date ... (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=385&topic_id=401453&mesg_id=401546)

1 post - Last post: Nov 11
Joseph Moshe, 56, was wanted in two misdemeanor cases charging him with trespassing, violating a restraining order and elder abuse, ...
www.democraticunderground.com/.../duboard.php?az (http://www.democraticunderground.com/.../duboard.php?az)... - Cached (http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:X3HSwzZGQesJ:www.democraticundergro und.com/discuss/duboard.php%3Faz%3Dshow_mesg%26forum%3D385%26topic _id%3D401453%26mesg_id%3D401546+Joseph+Moshe&cd=40&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us)


... which is you follow leads to http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=385&topic_id=401453&mesg_id=401546

25. Joseph Moshe appears to have a court date in LA on January 25, 2010.
Looks like the court date is relating to mental status:

http://bridge.caspio.net/dp.asp?appSession=982060150951... (http://bridge.caspio.net/dp.asp?appSession=982060150951089&RecordID=112&PageID=3&PrevPageID=2&cpipage=1&CPIsortType=&CPIorderBy=)

(above from this log of pending cases: http://bridge.caspio.net/dp.asp?AppKey=8b7e0000e0h3i0i9... (http://bridge.caspio.net/dp.asp?AppKey=8b7e0000e0h3i0i9c8i9c0c0c8g1) )

More info on this fellow:

Standoff suspect had been charged with elder abuse aganst mother
By Larry Altman Staff Writer
Posted: 08/14/2009 06:36:21 PM PDT

The Westchester man suspected of threatening to blow up the White House and engaging in an eight-hour standoff with police was already being prosecuted for allegedly terrorizing and abusing his mother.

Joseph Moshe, 56, was wanted in two misdemeanor cases charging him with trespassing, violating a restraining order and elder abuse, Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Mitch Fox said.

He was arrested Thursday after withstanding four blasts of tear gas into his car, where he sat for hours, refusing to come out. Special weapons team officers blasted Moshe with a Taser at the end of the ordeal and took him to jail.

His mother, Julia Moshe, told the Daily Breeze during the siege Thursday that her son was a sick man. She obtained a restraining order in recent months to keep him away from her, Fox said.

"She lives in fear of him," the prosecutor said.

In January, Moshe went to his mother's residence and refused to leave. She called police after three days, Fox said.

From March to June, Moshe made repeated calls to his mother, threatening her and making demands, Fox said. Many of the calls were recorded. Moshe yells, screams and threatens his mother, the prosecutor said.

The charges do not involve assaults against her, but the elderly woman indicated that her son has been physical in the past, Fox said.

A judge issued a warrant for Moshe's arrest on July 29 when he failed to appear for proceedings at the Airport Courthouse.

(Full article at http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_13092034 )

Magda Hassan
11-18-2009, 11:58 PM
I've been searching the net on the Dr Joseph Moshe story to see what hard facts there are. On his arrest and secret service involvement there are various youtube newsfeed videos AVAILABLE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OYVws9uJbk).

What I have not been able to find is any hard evidence that Dr. Moshe made the call about the bioweapon that is attributed to him or that he was arrested for making this alleged call. There is, imo, too much smoke and mirrors surrounding this story for it to be taken at face value.

It all sounds a bit too driven and sensational to me to be true.

But I am prepared to be convinced if solid evidence is made available.
Here is Dr Ott talking to another radio braodcaster about the call. At the time he didn't take the call seriously as it was too outre or something because of the Ukraine connection then but seeing the man in the standoff and the name and all he put it together and thinks it is the same man that called. The call was never broadcast as it was just a call to the station in response to their request for information. It wasn't like a talk back radio situation where it went to air or anything.
http://halkinnaman.com/ed/audio_rr/dr_ott_moshe.mp3

I'm still confused about the possibility of there being 2 Joseph Moshe. One who was charged with elder abuse and another who is a microbiologist. I need to check into this more.

Ed Jewett
11-19-2009, 08:10 AM
Today, for the first time (and I'm usually pretty religious about scanning the 'net on a regular basis), up pops a story -- already reverberating through the 'Net -- that I'd never heard before and whiich is based on an old "Unsolved Mysteries" TV show (and reported within the same circle of places as the Moshe thing?) about a rainfall of gelatinous substance in small town ... 'In 1994, over a two-week period in August, gelatinous substance reportedly fell' on Oakville, Washington.'

WikiPedia (in a section labeled 'factually disputed') has this:

"In 1994, over a two-week period in August, gelatinous (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatinous) substance reportedly fell from the sky six times. The mysterious goo allegedly contained white blood cells and several acids from the human stomach, and was reported to infect anyone it touched with symptoms of exhaustion, breathing problems, heavy perspiration (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspiration), fainting, and other flu-like symptoms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza).[citation needed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)] Several animals in the area are reported to have perished because of this. [1] (http://www.zetatalk.com/theword/tword05m.htm)

(http://www.zetatalk.com/theword/tword05m.htm)
The whole story was published in a 1995 episode of Unsolved Mysteries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsolved_Mysteries).[2] (http://www.unsolved.com/moreinfo1.html) The mystery was later termed "acid rain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_rain)" by authorities, although some believe it was evidence of chem trails (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chem_trails).[citation needed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)]


####


The point here is not to present the story but to postulate, based on the above and a general aura surrounding recent events, as well as what we seem to know about 'alternate reality games', simulation derived from NSA analysis of popular communications, etc., if a new wave and technique of pre-scripted propaganda/disinformation has been created.

By extension, then, if we can identify styles, techniques, outlet sources (blogs, news aggregator sites, et al), and compare that with known past techniques (as well as observe subtle future shifts and timing) -- intuitively and without turning it into a "Federal project" -- then we can perhaps inoculate ourselves (and others) against its effects and more quickly identify it when it re-occurs.

Maybe it is only my own awareness but pattern recognition et al can sharpen out game and weaken theirs.

Magda Hassan
11-21-2009, 01:09 PM
This was from a Brasschecktv video a few months back and relates to the above story. I think it was filmed by local tv in Washington.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55IGSRsy-VU&feature=player_embedded

Helen Reyes
11-21-2009, 03:15 PM
I saw that before. The gel was supposedly pinkish-red. I'm not sure exactly where Oakville is, but the small town of Onalaska, Washington had a wild increase in childhood brain tumors around the same time. Many children died from brain cancers. It was slightly before 1994 iirc. There was also a spate of infections from "E. coli" at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in Seattle around 1992 or so, affecting children mainly. I believe there were fatalities.

The pneumonic plague-type Ukrainian disease has reportedly popped up in Lithuania now, too.

Ed Jewett
11-22-2009, 01:41 AM
I saw that before. The gel was supposedly pinkish-red. I'm not sure exactly where Oakville is, but the small town of Onalaska, Washington had a wild increase in childhood brain tumors around the same time. Many children died from brain cancers. It was slightly before 1994 iirc. There was also a spate of infections from "E. coli" at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in Seattle around 1992 or so, affecting children mainly. I believe there were fatalities.

The pneumonic plague-type Ukrainian disease has reportedly popped up in Lithuania now, too.

The Seattle stuff reminds me of these events:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Rajneeshee_bioterror_attack


And I recently re-discovered this quote whose source has been lost:

"One of the primary means of immobilizing the American people politically today is to hold them in a state of confusion in which anything can be believed and nothing can be known… nothing of significance, that is."


One of the things that concerns me with the story of the Oakwood jelly rain is not that it's not true... It's that its 'truth' (whatever thay may have been) -- having been previously noted, perhaps engineered, but certainly data-mined -- is now used as a launching pad for another wave of disinformation and propaganda and fear-mongering.

Perhaps I fall into the category of confusion -- except that we have known history and tactics, current technologies, and -- to some extent-- known motives and modus operandi.

Magda Hassan
11-22-2009, 01:58 AM
The Seattle stuff reminds me of these events:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Rajneeshee_bioterror_attack


And I recently re-discovered this quote whose source has been lost:

"One of the primary means of immobilizing the American people politically today is to hold them in a state of confusion in which anything can be believed and nothing can be known… nothing of significance, that is."


One of the things that concerns me with the story of the Oakwood jelly rain is not that it's not true... It's that its 'truth' (whatever thay may have been) -- having been previously noted, perhaps engineered, but certainly data-mined -- is now used as a launching pad for another wave of disinformation and propaganda and fear-mongering.

Perhaps I fall into the category of confusion -- except that we have known history and tactics, current technologies, and -- to some extent-- known motives and modus operandi.

The quote is from E. Martin Schotz FWIW
More here :
http://spot.acorn.net/jfkplace/09/fp.back_issues/14th_Issue/history.html

Interesting link about the Rajneeshi event too Ed. I'd forgotten all about that.

Magda Hassan
12-07-2009, 03:12 AM
Ukraine: H1N1 is not the Problem. Economic Catastrophe Conducive to Deterioration of Health Conditions

by F. William Engdahl



The Ukraine deaths attributed by WHO and Ukraine authorities to an uncontrolled outbreak of H1N1 Swine Flu are not the result of H1N1, a virus whose very existence has never been demonstrated by WHO. The deaths appear to be a consequence of collapsing general health conditions as well as supplies of basic grains. The IMF conditionalities imposed on Ukraine as a precondition for a stabilization loan and not Swine Flu is where we should look for the cause.

Very telling is the fact that since the political decision was made inside the Geneva World Health Organization this past summer to declare an unproven H1N1 Influenza A virus "pandemic level" threat to mankind, earlier WHO warnings about outbreak of Tuberculosis and strains of TB in Ukraine that defy treatment with drugs have mysteriously vanished. Could this be because WHO and the large pharma industry behind it prefer to call it Swine Flu and sell dangerous new untested vaccines laced with possibly deadly or maiming adjuvants?
Under recently revised WHO definitions, death from TB or lung disorders is lumped in the same "cause of death" category as death from influenza. The WHO International Statistical Classification of Diseases, ICD-10, Chapter X, "Diseases of the Respiratory System," Code J09-18, combine under one title: Influenza and Pneumonia. The cause of death from untreated TB is recorded as pneumonia and dumped into J09-18. The suspicion is that this was done for political reasons and that all the deaths reported since April 2009 attributed to H1N1 Influenza A are in fact deaths of patients with severe pulmonary conditions such as TB that has been left untreated resulting in fatal pneumonia. [1]
TB at record levels
In February 2008, the WHO had issued a warning about a deadly spread of TB in Ukraine. According to a Reuters report of February 26, 2008, the WHO stated that "Cases of tuberculosis that defy existing drugs are being recorded globally at the highest rates ever seen, with parts of the former Soviet Union especially vulnerable."
The report continued, "Based on data from 81 countries, the WHO estimated nearly half a million people a year worldwide become infected with a form of TB resistant to two or more of the primary drugs used to treat it. That number accounts for about 5 percent of the 9 million new TB cases annually. Extensively drug-resistant TB, the form that is hardest to treat, was seen in 45 countries and may be present in others because only extremely limited data was available from Africa, the UN health agency said." [2]
"This is my frustration here -- the world is not taking this epidemic seriously," Dr. Mario Raviglione, director of the WHO Stop TB Department, said in a telephone interview. "What the report shows is simply that we are in big trouble in many parts of the world."
The WHO reported then that Russia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine were among the countries hit hardest by drug-resistant TB. Raviglione attributed this to years of socioeconomic deterioration, dismantling of public health systems, poor living conditions and other factors.
According to the 2008 WHO study the highest rate of so-called multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB, was recorded in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, where 22 percent of all new TB cases were reported as multidrug-resistant. That's the highest proportion ever recorded in any population. They noted MDR-TB also was unusually common in Moldova (19 percent of new TB cases) as well as parts of Ukraine, Russia and Uzbekistan, the WHO report showed.
The study was the first big WHO report on TB since 2004. The Americas, Central Europe and Africa reported the lowest proportions of MDR-TB, aside from Peru, Rwanda and Guatemala. [3]
As a precondition for its emergency currency stabililzation loan in November 2008 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) demanded and continues to demand that the Ukraine government slash pension payments as well as public spending on health and other services, creating a mass breeding ground for the present outbreak of what are believed to be deaths caused not by H1N1 but by virulent TB.
Harvest disaster
Compounding the crisis is a looming harvest failure in Ukraine, a land once the "bread basket of Europe." According to the authoritative agricultural inspection company, SGS Agricultural Services of Geneva, damage by bugs is a serious problem in this season's Black Sea region wheat crops. They report that damage to the harvest by insects in Ukraine will average a very high 4.6% and that in some parts of Ukraine it is running as high as 80%. [4]
The reason, reports SGS, in addition to climate considerations is the fact that farmers have no money to purchase pesticides because of the national economic crisis. US and EU wheat suppliers are reportedly not unhappy about the Ukraine losses. However it has potentially catastrophic consequences on domestic Ukraine prices for basic bread for the diet and further lowers the nutrition levels of a vulnerable population. Perhaps GlaxoSmithKline should put their energies into discovering a vaccine against the IMF instead.

Notes

1. World Health Organization , International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Version for 2007, accessed in http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/icd10online/ (http://apps.who.int/classifications/apps/icd/icd10online/).
2. Will Dunham, Drug-resistant TB seen at record levels globally, Reuters, Feb. 26, 2008.
3. Ibid.
4. J. Borejan, Presentation at Global Grain 2009, Nov. 25, 2009, accessed in http://www.sgs.com/j_boerjan_presentation_at_global_grain_2009?viewId =641 (http://www.sgs.com/j_boerjan_presentation_at_global_grain_2009?viewId =641)


F. William Engdahl is the author of Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order. He may be reached via his website, www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net (http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/)
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=16395
(http://www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net/)