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Are government and main stream media placating and lying to public over mass fish and bird kill?

Sunday, January 9, 2011 1:55
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Shortly after 9:00 this morning, I called the Department of Homeland Security office in Washington, and the DHS Threat Fusion Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which covers Arkansas. I introduced myself and my purpose for calling, which was to verify that the Department of Homeland Security has an open investigation into the two incidents involving the bird and fish deaths in Arkansas, given what we know about the current bio-chemical threats to the U.S.

At both locations, I was greeted by pleasant individuals who promptly sent me into telephone transfer hell, and finally to a male DHS agent at the latter location who declined to give his name to “the media.” It was that office and that person I needed to speak with, I was assured by DHS-HQ.

When asked if the Department of Homeland Security is investigating or assisting in the investigation of the two incidents, he stated that the DHS is aware of the incidents but not involved in any capacity. None.

The following is a verbatim transcript of my conversation with the DHS official after being told of the purpose of my contact and providing a proper introduction, and after the official denying any DHS involvement in the matter.

Investigative oversight? I asked. “No,” came the reply.

“Well, isn’t it possible that the deaths could be, however remote, the result of the release of a chemical or biological agent?” I asked.

“It’s highly unlikely, very doubtful,” he replied.

“How do you know? Have you been in contact with anyone engaged in the necropsies of the birds or fish?” I asked.

“Uh, no,” he replied.

“Well. if you’re not involved in the investigation in any capacity, how do you know?” I pressed.

“We would know,” came his reply.

“Okay, my last question, sir. Would you know if the deaths could be from any action of the U.S. military, such as the Dugway sheep incident back in the late ‘60‚Ä≤s? Or would you be informed of-

At that point, he interrupted me, saying: “This has nothing to do with the military and is not a matter under DHS review.”

Our conversation concluded at that point. Clearly, he was becoming agitated by my continuing questions. Before hanging up, I again asked him for his name for the purpose of this article, but he declined citing the same reason.

Research of significant incidents

After combing through numerous news articles and contacting several wildlife agencies, I confirmed that over the last few years, there have been several significant incidents involving the strange or large number of deaths of wildlife in the U.S. and elsewhere. Some can be attributed to the “nature” of things. Others, well, perhaps not.

On 26 July 2002, for example, Paul Sperry reported that during the 18 months previous to that article, health officials in Washington, DC found 407 dead birds infected with the West Nile virus, including two that were picked up at the White House. The method of infection of West Nile into the bird population of the U.S., and specifically into the DC birds themselves, has never been satisfactorily explained.

On 21 December 2007, several dozen birds described as “a flock of Purple Martins” fell from the sky over New York City. Many were found scattered across Staten Island, either falling from the sky or landing, then fall over and begin to twitch and flap as they died. This incident is particularly significant by the very graphic nature of actual amateur video taken of one of the birds after it fell to the ground. Aside from the fact that the birds should have been long gone from that area, the video is clearly indicative of something other than anecdotal evidence that nothing is amiss.

I was surprised by the number of recent wildlife deaths and compiled a list of significant incidents at the end of this article. I also found it interesting the similarities between previous unexplained incidents and those being reported now. For example, on 8 January 2007, Esperance, a town near Perth in Western Australia, was declared a natural disaster area after several hundred birds dropped dead out of the sky and onto people’s lawns over a wide area. At about the same time and halfway around the world, the streets in Austin, Texas were closed as officials cleaned up hundreds of dead birds that also inexplicably fell dead from the sky. To date, neither incident has been sufficiently explained. According to the Australian report, some birds were observed convulsing on the ground before they died.

Nothing out of the ordinary? Perhaps another look at the video from Staten Island might be in order.

The reports today appear similar in nature. It’s easy to dismiss the incidents as freaks of nature, or insisting, without evidence, that “there is nothing to see here” as many are.

Although the entirety of “massive kills” listed below could have innocuous explanations, I believe that we deserve to know the truth. We deserve better from our investigative agencies, making sure that they are on top of things, while making sure that they are not merely the domestic authoritative arms for global restructuring.

Based on my research, I doubt that we will be told the whole truth behind each of these deaths, unless, of course, someday, someone, releases a report like the 1994 GAO accounting of the Dugway sheep kill incident. By then, though, will it matter? I sense that if we continue to accept the inane explanations, fail to ask questions, or continue on our path of blissful ignorance, it is us who might become the next statistic.

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  • Wit's End

    The convulsions are interesting to me, compare to this polar baby baby, convulsing from starvation:

    http://witsendnj.blogspot.com/2010/12/polar-travesty.html

    because my expectation for some time has been that ozone is destroying vegetation, which is at the base of the food chain, and so a mass die-off of animals that depend upon food is the inevitable result.

    Here’s a quick list I threw together of trees known to be dying. Of course, it’s all blamed on individual diseases, fungus, insects etc. But the factor that is weakening their resistance is cumulative exposure to inexorably rising levels of tropospheric ozone:

    http://witsendnj.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-greeting.html

    there are many more links to scientific research at the top of the blog, on the “Basic Premise” page.

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