Monday, June 01, 2009

Authorities downplaying the number of those infected with avian flu H1N1

Authorities downplaying the number of those infected with avian flu H1N1

WMR has learned from an informed source in the virus research community that little-known U.S. Navy medical groups, known as Naval Medical Research Unit Number 2, headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Naval Medical Research Group Number 3, headquartered in Cairo, are carrying out research on the artificially-created A/H1N1 human-swine-avian hybrid virus. WMR has also learned that the number of avian flu cases in Indonesia and Egypt are being downplayed by health officials and the international corporate media.

WMR has also learned that the NAMRUs in Jakarta and Cairo have only used local employees to collect avian flu samples from the general population and they are not permitted to conduct research within the laboratories. We have also learned that cases of infections in both Egypt and Indonesia are on the rise but the news is being censored by the Egyptian and Indonesian governments.

During the avian flu outbreak in Indonesia in 2006, the activities of NAMRU 2 were questioned by Indonesian lawmakers. NAMRU personnel have the diplomatic authority to travel anywhere in Indonesia to conduct medical investigations and collect samples. In 2008, Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari paid a surprise facility to the unit in Jakarta. NAMRU 2's operations were suspended temporarily but this past February the Indonesian House of Representatives authorized the renewed operations of NAMRU 2. However, there are suspicions that NAMRU is involved in the obscure area of medical intelligence gathering or "MEDINT" and that much of this intelligence ends up in U.S. biological warfare laboratories in the United States, including Fort Detrick, Maryland.

NAMRU 2 was also accused by Indonesian authorities of taking avian flu and other disease samples from Indonesia and using them to produce vaccines without any compensation or sharing agreement with Indonesia.

NAMRU 2 began in Guam during World War II as a joint operation between the Navy and the Rockefeller Institute. NAMRU 2 then moved to Taipei, Manila, and eventually, Jakarta. NAMRU 2 has detachment units in Laos, Singapore, Thailand, and Cambodia.

WMR has learned the same situation now exists with NAMRU 3 in Egypt. NAMRU 3 is collecting all the avian flu samples in Egypt. NAMRU 3 has a sophisticated laboratory but only Americans work on the research. Egyptians are only authorized to collect samples that are then delivered to a window at NAMRU 3. The same situation is said to exist at NAMRU 2 in Jakarta.

NAMRU 3 has existed in Cairo since World War II. Even during the break in U.S.-Egyptian diplomatic relations after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, NAMRU 3 remained operational.

On May 13, 2009, WMR reported, "scientists are predicting that the molecular clock of the A/H1N1 virus, coupled with modern transportation, means that almost all the countries of the world will experience an A/H1N1 outbreak within the next few months." According to recent reports, the prediction of scientists about the spread of the A/H1N1 appears to be correct. The virus has now spread to Greece, Slovakia, Estonia, Lebanon, Dominican Republic, Russia, Venezuela, the remote Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut, Alaska, Romania, Bolivia, Cyprus, Hungary, Uruguay, Taiwan, Paraguay, Honduras, Iceland, Wales, and Ireland.