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Lee Camp: America’s Impressive History of Bioweapons Attacks Against Its Own People

Forget China-bashing conspiracy theories, let's look at the fogging of SF, the microbial attack on the NYC subway and other unpleasantries perpetrated by the CIA and US military in our not-so-distant past

By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost

The Biden Administration, the mainstream media and pretty much all the politicians in our country continue to throw fuel on the Sinophobia fire initially stoked by former President and current Mar-a-lago “fungineer” Donald Trump.

(Word to the wise, “Sinophobia” means anti-China hatred, not anti-cinema hatred as I had thought. So I apologize to all the people who posted a movie review for Fast And Furious 27 and noticed a response comment from me reading “GODDAMN SINOPHOBE!” Under the circumstances, that was an odd thing to yell.)

During the Trump Administration, the Wuhan lab leak theory was called a ridiculous conspiracy that blossomed out of Trump’s racist brain — which it did. It absolutely did. And he should get some credit for that because anyone can be racist but Trump is a racist inventor. He comes up with new and exciting ways to be racist. So he deserves some credit for his innovation.

Last year, Trump’s racist lab leak theory was thrown out by both the Democratic establishment and most of the mainstream media. However, now that the crackpot conspiracy can be useful for President Biden’s deranged anti-China rhetoric, all of a sudden the establishment and the media think it’s a wonderful conspiracy.

A recent CNN headline blared: “What the lab-leak theory’s new credibility means for social media!” A CNBC headline screamed: “Biden orders closer review of Covid origins as U.S. intel weighs Wuhan lab leak theory.” While just a couple weeks ago, Yahoo News quietly reminded us: “There’s still no evidence of a Chinese lab leak.”

But mainly you have to go to independent news sources to get the reality. Here’s Danny Haiphong at Black Agenda Report: “Similar to Russiagate, U.S. intelligence has run with an entirely unsourced narrative, that conveniently pins blame on another country for domestic ills and labels that country a ‘national security’ threat. … The lab leak conspiracy is an effective psychological operation because it is difficult to imagine evidence that could disprove or prove the claim.”

Ah, those are the best kind of racist stories — the ones that can’t be disproven.

US military researchers at the Camp Detrick (later Fort Detrick) bioweapons facility, doing sketchy top-secret stuff, no doubt.

But one thing you’ll certainly never hear from the mainstream media is that all of this is stacked on top of a mostly-forgotten, yet impressively prodigious, history of the American people provably being used as lab rats by our own government. For example, as reported at Business Insider, “On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city’s fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 residents of the city.”

So they, uh, perpetrated a biological attack on American citizens to find out what would happen in the event of a biological attack on American citizens?! … Honestly, the mind reels. In one of the largest human experiments in history, our military covered the people of San Francisco with “ …two kinds of bacteria, Serratia marcescens and Bacillus globigii…” (Nowadays you can only find that kind of treatment from Cleveland’s tap water.)

The gas attack sickened many and was known to kill at least one man. According to Rebecca Kreston at Discover Magazine, this event ranked as one of the largest offenses against the Nuremberg Code since its inception because the code requires voluntary, informed consent to, you know, hit people with bioweapons. (Unless you’re trying to kill them, in which case I think the informed consent is off the table.)

But that experiment did not mark the end of such things, just the beginning. “Over the next 20 years, the military would conduct 239 “germ warfare” tests over populated areas, according to news reports from the 1970s – after the secret tests had been revealed – in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, and other publications, and also detailed in congressional testimony from the 1970s.”

After it came out, the government explained that their goal was to deter the use of biological weapons and be prepared for them. Apparently we wanted to deter biological weapons attacks on Americans by dropping biological weapons on Americans first. What a genius strategy. Our enemies would never see it coming. Plus, why would our global nemeses attack us with germ warfare if we do it to ourselves? You can’t threaten to kill a man if he wants to die!

Of the 239 biological and chemical warfare tests by the military, some were done across the Midwest to see how the pathogen would spread throughout the country (and probably to clear out some parking spots). When asked why military planes were dispersing unknown clouds of shit over cities, they claimed they were testing a way to mask the cities from enemy bombers.

“Yeah, we’re just covering up the city from the bad guys. Just covering it with a warm blanket of… bacteria. Just a big ol’ protective germ blanket. All cozy and safe from the bad guys — who are not us. The bad guys are other people — who are not currently hitting you with bio-weapons… like we are.”

– A US military spokesman, probably, at some point

In another study of how vulnerable New York City subway passengers were to covert biological agents, for six days the U.S. military broke light bulbs brimming full of the bacteria Bacillus subtilis and S. marcescens inside NYC subway stations and watched it spread throughout the city. “Clouds would engulf people as trains pulled away, but documents say that the people ‘brushed their clothing and walked on.’ No one was concerned.”

That’s New York for ya. Hit commuters with germ warfare — they just brush it off and keep moving. Every day to a New Yorker is germ warfare. I once rode from Montauk to Hoboken sitting across from a man relieving himself. A little experiment by the Military Industrial Complex doesn’t even register on a New Yorker’s list of things to worry about.

More nefarious fun at Camp Detrick, not to be confused with the much sexier Camp Dietrich.

Yet, the military was testing more than just germ attacks. “Other experiments involved testing mind-altering drugs on unsuspecting citizens.” That program went by the name MKUltra (which is also a great name for a metal band or a homemade cocktail containing absinthe). MKUltra continued for twenty years, during which the CIA tried to achieve mind control by using torture, LSD, hypnosis, and electro-shock therapy — sometimes on unwitting subjects. (And even if they were witting going into the experiment, afterwards not so much.)

Among other things, this program resulted in the murder of a scientist named Frank Olson in 1953 and (accidentally) the creation of the Unabomber. (Who said the CIA doesn’t work hard? They’re killin’ people here, electrocutin’ people there, creatin’ terrorists. That’s a hell of a workload.)

Next, there’s the well-known Tuskegee Experiments in which “… government researchers studied the effects of syphilis on black Americans without informing the men that they had the disease — they were instead told they had ‘bad blood.’”

“Not to worry, young man — you just have bad blood. It’s gonna be fine. But you will also die soon. That’s one of the negative side effects.”

The researchers withheld treatment from the participants so they could continue to study the illness, which the men weren’t even told they had.

In sum, the Military Intelligence Industrial Complex are serial murderers — not just overseas — but of our own citizens. They performed hundreds of experiments on unsuspecting Americans, and yet the organizations responsible still exist and enjoy budgets in the hundreds of billions of dollars a year. No one went to prison for these heinous acts because when you or I do it, it’s called “a horrible crime,” but when the ruling elite do it, it’s called “research.”

Lee Camp
Lee Camp

Lee Camp is the host of the hit comedy news show “Redacted Tonight.” His new book “Bullet Points and Punch Lines” is available at LeeCampBook.com and his stand-up comedy special can be streamed for free at LeeCampAmerican.com.


  1. Operation Paperclip started in 1945, just after WWII, in which many Nazi scientists who worked in bioweapons and other areas of the Nazi party, were secretly brought to the USA and imbedded in our military projects. Our military has been highly influenced by fascism and Nazi beliefs and Covid 19 and the experiments in this article are a direct result of that secret immigration process.

    1. Agreed.

      The fact there is linkage between the Church of Scientology and Operation Paperclip should be even more disturbing: L. Ron Hubbard’s Satan worshiping roommate Jack Parsons, teamed up with Nazi Party Member #5,738,692 AKA Dr. Wernher von Braun to create Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL).

      1. It only gets deeper, as always. So much sounds like conspiracy theory. I prefer the article with its sources and references. I will look into these things for their basis in fact.

      2. Paula,

        I applaud your skepticism.

        Jack Parsons shared his home with L. Ron Hubbard in 1946, and they organized and participated in a series of Satanic rituals in a remote part the Nevada desert which eventually became known as Area 51. Parsons consulted with Aleister Crowley during the course of these rituals, which were eventually termed: Babalon Working.

      3. Unit 731, Japan, bioweapons and other nefarious inhumane research, those “oficers” were folded into the USA at the end of Japan at the end of WWII.

        You all may not like the truth, the source, however, read:

        The US Army regularly produces deadly viruses, bacteria and toxins in direct violation of the UN Convention on the prohibition of Biological Weapons. Hundreds of thousands of unwitting people are systematically exposed to dangerous pathogens and other incurable diseases. Bio warfare scientists using diplomatic cover test man-made viruses at Pentagon bio laboratories in 25 countries across the world. These US bio-laboratories are funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) under a $ 2.1 billion military program– Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP), and are located in former Soviet Union countries such as Georgia and Ukraine, the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.


        On a second note, here you go — https://paulhaeder.com/2021/07/12/sick-billionaires-playing-around-in-zero-gravity-while-the-earth-burns-in-more-ways-than-global-heating/

  2. I find it interesting that Lee Camp has rejected (multiple emails in which I suggested investigating) the declassified cables originating from the U.S. State Department, which document U.S. Government, World Health Organization (and even CIA-linked USAID) funding to the Covid research conducted by the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) as early as 2015. No racism here.

    These cables were authored after American diplomats at the U.S. embassy in China were personally invited to inspect the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Researchers at the facility described deficiencies in employee training, and insufficient safety protocols exacerbated by recent reductions in funding from the Chinese Government. The lead diplomat involved, forwarded the request of these researchers that the U.S. Government provide further funding to REDUCE THE RISK OF A CONTAINMENT BREACH.

    This information was received by Mike Pompeo’s State Department in 2018, with no evidence of any subsequent action having ever been taken. The existence of the cables only came to light after Trump’s ineffectual response to Covid-19 in February of 2020, finally began to threaten our national security.

    Refusing to mention these cables, does not make them any less relevant or powerful. The U.S. government connection to WIV, compounded with possible gain-of-function research would actually be consistent with the “Bioweapons Attacks” which are the very premise of Camp’s piece.


    1. Not sure why you are so annoyed with Camp writing about what he sees as important or relevant, but those cables/connections and other examinations have been made on this site before, going back to the pandemic’s early days.

      For example:
      Sam Husseini: Contrary to Claims, the Pandemic May Have Come from a Lab — and Regardless, It Exposes the Threat of Biowarfare Arms Race

      Lower down in this Max Blumenthal post, there are more details of international oversight/engagment with the key Wuhan lab, especially the French:
      How a Trump Media Dump Mainstreamed Chinese Lab Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory
      April 23, 2020

      Finally, this article by Stanford fellow Georgi Marinov makes it clear that regarless if it came from a lab, our inabiilty to challenge the primacy of economics unnecessarily doomed us to a fullblown pandemic:
      Coronavirus: Scientific Realities vs. Economic Fallacies
      May 9, 2020

      1. I’m not really sure why you chose to portray me as “annoyed,” but it’s your web-site.

        Regardless… the fact Lee Camp is NOT interested in relevant factual evidence is my entire point.

        On “Redacted Tonight,” Camp previously attempted to shift attention from China, by mentioning Covid-19 antibodies were detected in blood samples drawn from Italians as early as August of 2019. Such data is meaningful, but should have been researched thoroughly by contact tracing in order to draw a line of source to Patient #1. Unfortunately, Italian authorities have never done that.

        These antibodies do not contradict the possibility of a “lab leak” in Wuhan, but actually point to the possibility of a far more widespread distribution of the virus (worldwide), actually predating the earliest documented cases in the United States.

        Though Trump and Pompeo may have sought to leverage these diplomatic cables into a device intended to create further Sinophobia, discussion of their contents, and the complete lack of a meaningful response from the U.S. State Department, SHOULD BE the subject of interest here. At least it would be… for anyone actually seeking the truth about the spread pattern of Covid-19.

        These facts have never been “racist,” no matter what Lee Camp might choose to believe.

      2. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the lab leak hypothesis was quickly taken off the table– “SARS-CoV2 did not some from a lab!”– as authorities and mainstream media decried the “conspiracy theory”. This was antithetical to the scientific approach. There was no reason to eliminate a POSSIBILITY that Covid-19 was from a lab (the biggest evidence so far, noted by many molecular biologists from the beginning with the sequence release, were the two HUMAN codons for arginine in a furin cleavage site, commonly used to allow bat coronaviruses and other pathogens to more rapidly grow in human cell culture and in humanized mice. This large group of bat coronaviruses does not naturally contain furin cleavage sites, nor do any use human arginine codons.) After a year– when most pertinent evidence was surely destroyed, as with early gene sequences in the NIH database from the first Chinese patients– we can at last freely discuss the Origin of Covid-19 without the heavy hands of Fascist Silicon Valley censoring most scientific discussions and debates.
        It is clear that Kristian Andersen, a key coronavirus expert, and others noted that the virus appeared engineered in his e-mail to Fauci, and after a hastily called meeting the following morning with virologists (including many other NIAID funded coronavirus experts), the infamous letter declaring the lab leak hypothesis to be a crackpot conspiracy theory was drafted (with Fauci supposedly editing, but not an author.) Clearly the “virus did not come from a lab!” was a Cover-Your-Ass maneuver to protect the careers and funding of those bat coronavirus experts doing gain-of-function work (somehow protected from the 2014 Moratorium never implemented by NIAID for bat coronavirus work), and those at NIAID funding them (much more important than the 4 million+ people killed by Covid-19?)
        It’s true that the lab leak hypothesis has not been proven (and likely never will be) although Bret Weinstein claims 95% likely and Steven Quay says 98% (no idea where they get their numbers?) SARS and MERS were quickly discovered in civets and camels, however there is no evidence at all that has shown SARS-CoV2 in an intermediate animal. Moreover SARS-CoV2 does not infect the horseshoe bats in question; by now one would cynically expect such a bat had been created.
        Lee Camp is a vegan and of course jumped on the idea that Covid-19 came from a wet market. That fits his bias. Most respiratory viruses do come from zoonotic infections, routinely hitting SE Asia first. However lab leaks are common, particularly from government labs, and at present the lab leak hypothesis seems more likely than natural evolution. And of course given geopolitics and CIA past actions (“Chaos” claims MKUltra gave us Charles Manson), there is no proof that SARS-CoV2 came from a Chinese lab. And the likelihood of a horrible zoonotic infection produced pandemic is always present (that was the basis for Gain of Function research in bat coronaviruses in the first place!)

  3. Since your on the subject of bio warfare experiments on people, I suggest you look up “Mycoplasma, The Linking Pathogen in Neurosystemic Diseases 2001 by the late Dr. Donald W Scott who worked in Canada. One link is- whale.to/v/scott.html .

    1. This link has many, many unsourced claims based on documents not posted that the author claims to have seen himself.

      As usual, the heinous behavior and secrecy of the military/intelligence agencies, along with a bureacratic bias to cover up past wrongs, opens the door for any and all theories that may or may not be grounded in reality/science/truth. What a mess.

    2. Beeline,

      In my notifications, it appears the Moderator has deleted some contents in regards to your comment:

      “Forget China-bashing conspiracy theories, let’s look at the fogging of SF, the microbial attack on the NYC subway and other unpleasantries perpetrated by the CIA and US military in our not-so-distant past”


    1. Agreed.

      And let’s not forget about the U.S. Government exposing Alaskans to radiation in Project Chariot.

  4. I think that it’s important to note that the development of the Covid vaccines and the logistics related to their roll out and distribution was titled, “Operation Warp Speed.”

    Although not a military operation (that I am aware of), the title is suggestive of one, at least at the planning level. I think it’s worth mentioning in the context of this discussion.

    1. Right? Words and titles matter. For example, our right leaning local newspaper called a soil workshop for people who were already farmers, many of them for years, a Soil 101 class because it was mostly about all those nasty chemical inputs that are making deserts of our soils. The other really big thing is the gigatons of carbon, healthy soil with its billions of microscopic life, can sequester not to mention the nutrient density of the food that comes from such soil that might aide us in fighting infections. There’s my soapbox topic. Suggest a book: Kiss the Ground. Also a documentary of the same title on Netflix.

  5. The creation of conspiracy theories can be lotsa fun. Here’s my contribution to the art form:

    The US was involved in this COVID research at the Wuhan Lab. It knew that the procedures there were lax. So, the US planted a CIA mole in the lab. His/her purpose: to release the virus into China in order to destroy THEIR economy.

    The stupidity of this scheme is exactly what makes it plausible.

    1. I suppose your last line is a fairly effective cover for the lack of motive — the US and China’s economy’s are so interlinked, it is hard to fathom how this could be authorized from the point of view of helping American empire.

      Globalization makes this “cold war” so different from previous ones throughout history…

      1. Throughout the years I have noticed something — the US never forgives any country that has
        openly defied its will. Qaddafi tried to make nice, and look what we did to him. The attempts to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela have persisted for more than 2 decades. Russia turned into an “absolute evil” when Yeltsin left the scene – and will remain so until their total surrender.

        And then there’s Cuba. And Iran. And …

        Now, China has committed two unpardonable sins. (1) It has shown that it is better at capitalism than we are. (2) It has refused to allow us to “own it” by the financial means that we use to own everybody else. Perhaps the fact that the Chinese remember their own history has something to do with this.

        When I think of all the anti-China venom that has been spewed for the last decade and I consider the inability of the US to “forgive and forget” (before abject surrender has been obtained), it becomes clear that the US may have some motives independent of globalization and interlinked economies.
        Those who seek total spectrum dominance sometimes do.

        My comment above was a joke (Hey, I can play this game too!). It may be a little less funny than I
        originally thought.

    2. Remember when #45 said in first covid press conference on camera, “It wasn’t supposed to come here.” 2/21/20 Pompeo said, ” We are in a live exercise,” to which #45 drifting clunkily off to the left replies, “Well, I’m glad that you’re letting us know.”

      In June 2019 the CDC shut down the less sexy Fort Detrick and by August was removingvall the ferrets and other mammals from USAMRIID labs. On 11/16/19 Saturday afternoon #45 got whisked off to Walter Reed to get medical treatment for an unknown and never disclosed reason. I was not one of the 4.7 million in US like #45 who had covid-19 before 12/01/19 when the Chinese report their first case, according to the American Red Cross study of 12/01/20 who found in blood samples from 9 states that 1.4% of Americans had covid antibodies between 12/13/19 & 12/17/19. I WAS one of the 6 million in US who had it by 12/31/19.

  6. I wonder why the commercial media never talk about Fort Detrick leaks in the summer of 2019. That has a lot of material to investigate but they rather use Wuhan to cover up… their negligence, accident or who knows what else.

    They avoid to talk about the military games in Wuhan too, which is connected with the mentioned event.

    It would be fair to allow an investigation at Fort Detrick in the same way they did at Wuhan.

    Oh I forgot to mention that the US went to my country Guatemala to experiment with people and infected syphilis to do so https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala_syphilis_experiments

    1. Juan,

      Those sound like very compelling subjects to examine.

      Of course they get no traction in the U.S., because media companies cannot afford to alienate U.S. Government sources. At this point… such investigative journalism leads to having your phones tapped, computers hacked, and sometimes even having your Mercedes drive itself into a tree at 120mph.

  7. I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t realize the importance of what Gore Vidal claimed in this very prescient 1991 speech, that the US abandoned democracy and became an unaccountable security state in the ’50’s:
    I laughed when he admitted that the last time he voted for president was for Johnson in ’64, because LBJ claimed to be the “peace” candidate and Vidal didn’t want to be fooled again. We need voices like Vidal’s more than ever.

  8. Mr. Camp has a valuable point about past American abuses of Americans; Mr. Grower makes a direct connection between that history and Covid-19,

    So it’s too bad Camp spoils his argument by leading off with a red herring, an ad hominem, and an outright falsehood. Fake arguments do not make for confidence.

    The red herring: “racism.” Does Lee think the virus did NOT originate in China (if so, he’s nearly alone)? And, of course, US researchers and money were deeply entangled with the Wuhan lab. The ad hominem: “Trump said it.” Trump isn’t ALWAYS wrong, just frequently. And he didn’t originate the idea. His comment is an irrelevant appeal to emotion.

    The falsehood: ” “There’s still no evidence of a Chinese lab leak.”” First, there is no evidence of a direct jump from animals, either, despite an intensive search. It is purely speculative. Second: there is extensive circumstantial evidence for a lab leak. The most obvious is geography: the near relatives of SARS-2 (Covid) come from bat caves in Yunnan – a thousand miles (not kilometers) from Wuhan, and there is no trail of infections between the two. But there is a KNOWN vector: the scientists who collected virus samples in Yunnan and brought them back to Wuhan to experiment on. And published many papers on their discoveries. Much of their work was in conjunction with Baric’s lab in N. Carolina, and financed by the US gov’t via the “Eco-Health Alliance.” And as another commenter pointed out, they were sloppy, doing this dangerous work in a Level-2 lab.

    There is also more- direct genomic evidence, from an Australian group who haven’t published yet, and from a British-Norwegian collaboration: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9629563/Chinese-scientists-created-COVID-19-lab-tried-cover-tracks-new-study-claims.html. I know that’s the Daily Mail, but at the bottom of the article they have the key pieces of the scientific paper, which claims to be proof the virus was engineered.

    In brief: if you’re going to write a useful history of American offenses, you shouldn’t start by trashing logic and then being wrong. People won’t read the intelligent part.

    1. Oregoncharles,

      Thanks for the details. This particular rabbit hole appears to be much darker than first anticipated.

      Unfortunately, after almost a decade of finding relative comedic value in Mr. Camp’s oratory, I’ve chosen to unsubscribe from his email list. His dismissive rebuke of a portion of Noam Chomsky’s comments following a recent interview, finally eliminated my ability to overlook logically-flawed rhetoric in exchange for cheap laughs. Then again, recently departing cast members have also been subjected to the same type of backhanded slights on their way out the door… so maybe it’s his diet.

  9. Ya forgot to mention the diseased blankets US gave American Indians, but I reckon we weren’t citizens back then yet.

  10. It seems to me that everything that I believed about our government is the exact opposite of whats happening . It’s like the whole apparatus is acting like a covert narcissi .We the American people are being bullied, lied to, experimented on, gaslighted, mirrored, abused and are being told we are the problem. Just check out the “ defense” budget! What I’m seeing is the fact that fighting physical wars is obsolete.From now on it’s going to be who has the best Tech.to take down the others and just the threat of shutting down everything in another country is the new war

  11. The US population, along with many Western nations, have been treated as lab rats for at least six decades:
    DDT, Glyphosate, Carbon Monoxide, plastic, drugs, vaccines, fluoride, fast food, nano particles and mountains of bulls–t from the MSM.
    We have been TOXIFIED.

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