Black People : amerikkkan link to apartheid regime bio-warfare programme

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    Although this is old news it deserves to be rehased for educational purposes.


    US link to SA bio-warfare programme
    By Douglas Bishop, Mail & Guardian, 3 November 2002 10:19
    Johannesburg—A California doctor who committed suicide after being accused in a murder plot gave deadly germs to apartheid South Africa's secret chemical and biological weapons programme, US television series 60 Minutes reported on Sunday.

    Larry Ford met with scientists from South Africa's Project Coast in the 1980s to discuss chemical and biological warfare, Wouter Basson, who headed the project, told the TV programme.

    He also passed a bag filled with cholera, typhoid, botulism, anthrax and bubonic plague to a South African military doctor during a meeting at the house of the South African trade attache in California, former FBI informant Peter Fitzpatrick told 60 Minutes.

    Project Coast, which has been accused of trying to create deadly bacteria that would only affect blacks, poisoning opponents' clothing and stockpiling cholera, HIV and anthrax, opened an offshore bank account to pay Ford, 60 Minutes reported.

    Ford (49) committed suicide March 2, 2000, just days after a botched assassination attempt on his business partner at Biofem Inc. in California. The company did not immediately return a telephone message from The Associated Press on Saturday.

    Suspecting Ford was behind the shooting, investigators dug up his yard and found a cache of military-grade weapons and explosives, according to court documents in California. In his refrigerator, investigators found jars of germs that cause typhoid and cholera.

    60 Minutes reported that sources said an anti-balding agent Ford had been working on was actually a poison and the company called Delta G, his pharmaceutical company, was doing business with was actually a front for Basson's Project Coast.

    South African prosecutor Torie Pretorius told 60 Minutes Ford had visited scientists at a secret military installation outside Pretoria and given them a lecture on germ warfare, including how to lace pornographic magazines with germs and plant them in rebel army barracks.

    Basson, acquitted in April 2002 of 46 counts of murder, fraud and drug dealing in connection with Project Coast, said the project had only paid Ford for Aids research, though 60 Minutes said it had a document saying Ford was paid for the acquisition of relevant chemical and biological weapons literature.

    Citing FBI sources, the television programme also said authorities had found a trick umbrella at Ford's house that could inject poison into a victim, a device reportedly developed by Project Coast's scientists.

    I would say that that is impossible, Basson told the programme. South African prosecutors, including Pretorius, declined to comment on the television programme and Basson did not return a telephone message.

    60 Minutes also reported that the US government was concerned that Basson might be trying to sell his knowledge of biological and chemical weapons during several trips he made to Libya in the 1990s. US intelligence documents also accused him of trying to reach out to Iran and Iraq, the programme reported.