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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"Biological Warfare"

We are not the only generations to participate in biological warfare.

Hittite texts from 1500 BC to 1200 BC spoke of plague victims being driven into enemy lands. They had more sophisticated, if not more impractical technology available.

Many Armies, through medieval times, had launched blood and feces at the enemy.

Around 1763 a documented case of alleged germ warfare involved British Commander Jeffery Amherst and Swiss-British officer Henry Bouquet whose correspondence mentions the idea of giving smallpox infested blankets to Indians during the Pontiac Rebellion which included the seizing of Fort Pitt late in the French and Indian War.

There is much more to the story even before we get to our life-long and extensive part in the activity.

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Someone mentioned Hawthorn, California.

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