Congress calls for Pentagon to investigate military for weaponizing ticks with Lyme Disease
Aug 08, 2019
For many years some have believed that Lyme Disease was a man-made disease designed to debilitate enemy troops and to drum up more business for Big Pharma. Perhaps Congress can finally get to the bottom of this question.
Congress has called on the Pentagon’s Inspector General to launch an investigation into whether the Defense Department used ticks and other insects as biological weapons, according to a report.
An amendment was introduced last week by New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith, who said “significant research had been done at U.S. government facilities including Fort Detrick, Maryland, and Plum Island, New York, to turn ticks and other insects into bioweapons,” CNN reported.
“Bitten,” a book published this year, suggests there could be a connection between Department experiments and the spread of Lyme disease, RollCall reported.
The experiments are thought to have happened between 1950 and 1975.
Should the Defense Department be found guilty of weaponizing Lyme disease, the amendment calls for a report detailing the scope of the weaponization and “whether any ticks or insects used in such experiments were released outside of any laboratory by accident or experiment design.”