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The Hidden Politics of Mandatory Vaccinations

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THE HIDDEN POLITICS OF MANDATORY VACCINATIONS
by Mitchel Cohen

The same companies that manufacture vaccines also manufacture pesticides that are poisoning us. And then they manufacture and sell us the drugs for treating those diseases that their own chemicals have been causing. Take the money out of all aspects of research, development, manufacture, and marketing of vaccines and watch how quickly support for many of the current vaccines evaporates.

The economic profits made by those companies are enormous, and greatly influence the vaccines the Pharm industry and governments propose. Take the money out and the entire pseudo-scientific framwork will collapse.

In addition, there is also a hidden political agenda, which I describe in detail in my book, "The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides." (SkyHorse, 2019) It is these secret politics that I'd like to introduce you to, here.

NYC's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conducted the pesticides spraying in 1999, 2000 and 2001 to kill mosquitoes said to be carrying the unknown West Nile virus. (1) Following 9/11, the OEM became the model for the Department of Homeland Security. Federal agencies pumped millions of taxpayer dollars into the pesticides industry and giant pharmaceutical corporations. They submitted legislation that would require the mass-inoculation of the entire population for smallpox (or any disease) to "fight terrorism."

In fact, in the two years leading-up to 9/11, cities across the country were being urged to spray toxic pesticides over their populations and eco-systems to prevent West Nile. These included heavily populated areas that had not had any indication of West Nile virus. Under the plan, survey-takers would be sent door-to-door in targeted communities to take blood and DNA samples, and establish a vast database.

The author of those policies was a man named Jerome Hauer. By the time of the 9/11 attacks, Hauer was coordinating security at the World Trade Center with Kroll Associates -- a company that was also deeply involved in Iraq and in overthrowing elected governments in Latin America. (One of Kroll's employees, former NYPD Commisioner William Bratton, was sent to Venezuela, where he was a special adviser to the right-wing Mayor of Caracas during the U.S.-sponsored coup attempt, which was repelled by a mass uprising of the working class and poor in defense of their enormously popular, elected president Hugo Chavez. Questions as to Bratton's role in Venezuela have yet to be asked. Same goes for Hauer, who had close ties to the U.S. military's secret biological warfare development programs. In 1998, he'd introduced his buddy, Col. Thomas Monath -- a virologist with a long history with U.S. government secret forces and genetically engineered vaccines -- to President Bill Clinton.

Monath and Hauer pressed President Bill Clinton to spend billions on a nationwide vaccine and pesticides program to minimize the threat of the West Nile Virus, which at first was portrayed as a germ warfare attack by Iraq's president Saddam Hussein. With Clinton's support, Monath and Hauer stumped for funds for Monath's company, Oravax (now Accambis), for production of a West Nile vaccine. The meetings with Clinton were framed as preventing biowarfare, and occurred shortly before that disease hit New York City and became widely known in the United States.(2)

At the same time, Monath's company announced it was "almost ready" in developing a vaccine for West Nile encephalitis at just the moment the disease was first detected in birds at the Bronx Zoo, and as Hauer and Giuliani were about to launch their mass spray campaign. The live viral vaccine for West Nile used the yellow fever vaccine as its base. Monath reported that Oravax was also working on a vaccine for Dengue fever at the time that Cuba filed a complaint that the U.S. was engaging in bio-terrorism against it by spreading mosquito-borne illnesses there.(3) A mysterious outbreak of Dengue fever also hit Hawaii at that time.

Oravax was granted a license by the U.S. Army bio-warfare lab in Ft. Detrick in 1996, where Monath had been a researcher. Their plan? To manufacture a Japanese encephalitis vaccine derived from a genetically-altered virus the Army itself created. (WNV disease is a variation of Japanese encephalitis.) Numerous medical and scientific institutions, many run by the Federal government, have been quietly experimenting with WNV in NYC and the surrounding area for decades. Most of this research involved bio-warfare applications."(4)

It was Hauer who, more than anyone else, persisted in raising the "foreign terrorism" diversion for West Nile virus, claiming that Saddam Hussein was behind it long after that disinformation and attempt at public manipulation had been discredited. His friend Col. Monath pushed for financial subsidies to his company to manufacture the vaccine.

Hauer was next hired as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services on -- please note the date -- Sept. 10th, 2001. Together with Tommy Thompson (the secretary of the agency), it was Hauer who told the White House staff and President Bush to begin taking the drug Cipro, ostensibly for Anthrax exposure. (5) Why? The date of that recommendation? The morning of September 11, 2001, which occurred prior to the anthrax attacks. (Cipro is made by Bayer, the company that also now owns Monsanto, which manufactures Roundup herbicide. Roundup's main active ingredient, glyphosate, kills off necessary bacteria in the gut and leads to some of the cancers and other illnesses, for which the company then manufactures the drugs to treat them.)

Hauer next went on to head the federal Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, created in June 2002.(6) He used his position to stump for emergency mandatory vaccination programs and hammer them into place.

Hauer was the main force behind legislation known as the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA), which -- or so the proposed laws read -- would establish a bio-terror preparedness "czar". Hauer clearly envisioned himself in that role. The "czar" would have authority to override state health laws and declare a "health emergency" in response to the emergency disease of the moment, and order mandatory vaccinations of health care workers and first responders. The health czar could also order those who fell victim to smallpox or other "emergency" diseases to "quarantine" facilities, which would also detain those rounded up for refusing to take the experimental genetically engineered smallpox vaccine. This bears repeating: Under the legislation that Hauer fought for, those refusing mandatory vaccinations would be "detained" in the same facilities as people who contracted the highly contagious virus, smallpox. By 2009, Halliburton Inc. had already completed construction of the "camps". The former Chair of Halliburton? U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

Bits and pieces of MEHPA were introduced and implemented here and there. But growing popular movements -- against corporate pollution, genetic engineering of crops and vaccines, forced "emergency" vaccinations, corporate farming, the mass spraying of pesticides, and globalization, and trade treaties -- stood in the way of what would amount to a massive accumulation of billions in profits by a few corporations, assisted by the government, whose chemical emissions and products poisoned the air and water and who then sold us treatments for those diseases that they themselves were causing. Those different threads of resistance were woven together during the anti-"free trade" protests in Seattle in 1999.

Over the next two years, campaigns against privatization fueled people's distrust of government and the corporations it all too obviously represented. Those movements had to be suppressed in order for the government to fully implement the package of repressive legislation in the wake of 9/11, which provided the rationalization needed to crush the organized political resistance to proposed capitalist trade treaties. This was the context in which government mandating of vaccinations for smallpox was introduced.

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