Reports are coming in that a secret bio weapon program, using test subjects of the Georgian population has slaughtered at least 75 people.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that A US-funded biomedical laboratory in Georgia may have conducted bioweapons research under the guise of a drug test, which claimed the lives of at least 73 subjects.
An article in Wired almost exactly a year ago gives a chilling heads up on what now seems likely:
WHEN IT COMES to detecting new organisms that emerge from exotic places and cause global havoc, the US military is ready. The Pentagon operates infectious disease labs and surveillance networks in places like Kenya, Georgia, and Thailand, as well as a giant research center and vaccine-making unit just outside Washington, DC.
The article goes on to say:
For now, the threat of a hyper-lethal designer virus remains hypothetical. “This is not a tomorrow threat, it might be a tomorrow-tomorrow threat,” says Daniel Gerstein, an analyst at the Rand Corporation and former science policy advisor for the Obama administration. “I don’t think it’s purely science fiction. But we have not seen a lot of terrorists looking to manipulate genome sequences.”
However the existing terror threat that is the United States Government and its agencies have made sure that terrorists are manipulating these things.
The Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research has been operating near Georgian capital Tbilisi since August 2013. A former Georgian minister not long ago claimed he obtained leaked documents detailing the work of this facility. The Russian defense ministry on Thursday said the documents indicate that a test of weapons of mass destruction may have taken place at the site.
The documents, which were handed over to the Russian military by Igor Giorgadze, the former Georgian minister for state security, say that the test involved a drug called Sovaldi, which is meant for the treatment of Hepatitis C. The producer of the drug is Gilead Sciences, a California-based biomedical firm that recruited former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld as a board member in 1988, in between his two tenures as head of the Pentagon.
The US has a long record of unethical testing on human subjects in foreign countries.