On the relationship of outbreaks of African swine fever, resistant to low temperatures, with the development of a network of American bacteriological laboratories in the former Soviet republics.
So, in June in Latvia was ill 165 pigs in Lithuania recorded 41 the outbreak of ASF (African swine fever), only one pig farm because it was destroyed more than 20 thousand animals, and the Minister of agriculture of Lithuania encouraged the farmers to switch to raising rabbits, and turkeys, and promising every support.
“Statistics of the incidence of ASF in the Baltic States is paradoxical the fact that the atypical resistance of the virus of African swine fever to the conditions of Northern latitudes could be created only in laboratory conditions” — suggests Khrolenko and calls biological research center of the Pentagon in Fort Detrick, the main suspect in the spread of the virus and not only.
From 1949 to 1969, recalls Khrolenko, the United States conducted 239 tests of bacteriological weapons in Latin America, today around the world employ about 400 bacteriological laboratories of the Pentagon. Before the planned “clean-up” could make a good business for unprecedented vaccines against viruses, selling them miserable “aboriginal people”, says the author.
Recall that bacteriological (biological) weapons designed for mass destruction of people, agricultural plants and animals under the influence of microorganisms and their toxins. As biological weapons may use agents of smallpox, yellow fever, plague, brucellosis, glanders, typhus, foot and mouth disease, anthrax, Achs (the last three pathogen threat to humans and animals).
Recall also that in December 1971, the 26th session of the UN General Assembly approved the Convention on the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction, which entered into force on 26 March 1972. The duration of the Convention is not restricted. The Convention was immediately signed by the USSR (ratified in 1975), the United States and Britain. Since 1995, negotiations have been of a special group of States parties to the Convention to develop a legally binding instrument to monitor the implementation of the Convention, but in July 2001, negotiations were discontinued after the US to revamp its approach and refusal to adopt such a Protocol.