"A shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) states that one of the United States top experts in biological and chemical weapons was brutally murdered after he threatened to expose a US Military test of poison gas that killed hundreds of thousands of animals in Arkansas this past week.
According to this report, John P. Wheeler III, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. from 2005-2008, when he became the Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Environment, was found brutally murdered and dumped in a landfill, and as we can read as reported by Fox News...
...Wheeler’s military career included writing one of the most important manuals on the effectiveness of biological and chemical weapons which led to his being hired in 2009 as a consultant to the Mitre Corporation, whose aviation system development department, the GRU reports, is at the forefront of creating the computer command and control systems used by the US Air Force in their fleet of aerial spraying planes.
These aerial spraying planes, this report continues, are based at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas that over the past few months have been involved with ‘test dispersants’ of poisonous gasses in the Afghanistan War Theater using chemical weapons stocks obtained from Iraq and held at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, also located in Arkansas...
...According to this report, the US relocated from Iraq to the Pine Bluff Arsenal an estimated 63,000 metric tonnes of the poisonous gas Phosgene that is described as one of the most feared chemical weapons ever used due to its ability to literally cause the lungs and respiratory system to explode.
Nearly immediately after Russia accused the US this past summer of not fully destroying Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stockpile the Pine Bluff Arsenal began an ‘accelerated’ disposal programme injecting it deep into the ground in central Arkansas, but which, unfortunately, since this past September, has caused over 500 minor earthquakes to occur raising the concerns of their local population...
...Upon Wheeler discovering what was happening with Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stockpiles, this report continues, he traveled from his home in Delaware to Washington D.C. where he openly confronted and threatened to expose the Pentagon and White House Officials responsible. Being a Vietnam Veteran who was responsible for having the famous memorial to that war erected, Wheeler was more than knowledgeable about the United States massive chemical and biological attacks in that conflict and had vowed to not let happen again.
Sadly, but all too common in the United States these days, when Wheeler threatened to go public with what was happening he was targeted for death, and as a “sign” to anyone else thinking of going against the regime, had his body dumped in a garbage pit for all the World to see."
This reminds me of the stories that I used to listen to on Radio Moscow when I was a kid, laying in bed at night, twisting the dial on my shortwave. Follow the link back and read the whole thing, it's a hoot.
That being said, the mystery that surrounds the death of Wheeler is all cloak and dagger feeling. Here's a guy that was the leading expert on biological warfare and was now working at the department of defense in dealing with the threat of cyber warfare. He mysteriously disappears, only to turn up dead in a landfill. It's fairly obvious that there's something more here than just a run of the mill robbery/murder. But what?
The part of the story above about the earthquakes in Arkansas is true. I read it in the paper over the Christmas week. My mother-in-law was visiting from Hot Springs and she said that its a major mystery down there. Some think that the quakes are being caused by fracking, a process used in the search for natural gas deposits. If I remember right, Arkansas has put a hold on further exploration until they can figure out what's going on.
So, is the story correct and the quakes aren't being caused by fracking but instead by injections of chemical weapons grade gas into the earth to dispose of it? And what about the dead birds and fish? Was it really a malfunctioning spray system? Then what about the fish and bird kills going on elsewhere in the world? Did our planes have problems there, too?
Or is it more likely that the fish died off en masse just like they often do in rivers for any number of reasons and the birds were flying in a massive flock, as they often do, and got tangled up in a high altitude storm, lighting strike or some other natural event.
But that's what I like about the story in the EU Times. They're doing just what Radio Moscow used to do, taking unrelated facts and twisting them into a piece of disinformation meant to confuse and anger the people. And then they throw in some subtle and some not so subtle editorializing right in the middle of everything. All clumsy and heavy handed and oh so Soviet feeling. Great stuff!
Or, maybe it's true.