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em·pire

ˈemˌpī(ə)r/

Noun

an extensive operation or sphere of activity controlled by one person or group

The largest empire today has amassed more foreign military bases than any other in world history, spends more seeking hegemonic domination than the rest of the world combined, and has overthrown or attempted to overthrow some 60 governments, most of which were elected by their populations.

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em·pire

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noun

an extensive operation or sphere of activity controlled by one person or group

The largest empire today has amassed more foreign military bases than any other in world history, spends more seeking hegemonic domination than the rest of the world combined, and has overthrown or attempted to overthrow some 60 governments, most of which were elected by their populations. - See more at: http://www.empireslayer.org/2016/01/second-most-biased-source-possible.html#sthash.Jn1BsTr6.dpuf

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Declassified: 1950s US Instructional Film on How to Carry Out Terrorism with Biological and Chemical Weapons Agents


Swell!  Biological and chemical weapons agents can be used to attack a large portion of an enemy's population!



A US government informational film from the 1950s, made for the armed forces, was just declassified. It provides instructions on how the US could carry out offensive terrorism using biological and chemical agents, which the US then did in numerous, major cases, including on its own population and soldiers, for terror, genocidal, and experimentation purposes, as well as other reasons covered by the film.

The film says the US "offensive biological and chemical warfare program" is designed to "reduce the enemy's production of food" and "incapacitate the enemy's armed forces and that portion of his human population that directly supports them."  (This is directly taken from tactics honed during US genocides against Native peoples.)  Thus, during WW2, for example, these rules would allow for bio/chem weapons to be used against much of the population of the US, since it was largely working to support the troops and war effort.

The film continues: "Where can the navy attack? As long as the navy commands the seas, it can deliver a biological or chemical attack anywhere on that three quarters of the Earth's surface that's covered by water" as well as deliver the bio/chem agents "hundreds of miles inland from any coastline" to "attack a large portion of an enemy's population."  It then shows a cartoon with US bio/chem weapons agents spreading over huge swathes of China and Russia.

The film:


A similar film from the same era (shown in the documentary Nuclear Savage) discusses experimenting with nuclear radiation on Pacific Islanders, to whom the film refers casually as "savages".

The US signed the Chemical Weapons Treaty in 1993 and failed to live up to it, but says it is continuing to destroy its remaining stockpiles, while using other varieties of chemical weapons in Iraq and elsewhere.  The US continues biological weapons research, and sent Saddam Hussein biological and chemical agents in the 1980s, along with plans and equipment for weaponizing them.  Anthrax from the 2001 anthrax attacks in the US was traced back to US government labs and a purportedly "lone wolf" federal scientist.