The story begins back in June, when a DoD whistleblower claimed that an attempt to plant biological weapons in Iraq was foiled by a friendly fire incident. Click Here (portland.indymedia.org)
In a world exclusive, Al Martin Raw.com has published a news story about a Department of Defense whistleblower who has revealed that a US covert operations team had planted “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (WMDs) in Iraq – then “lost” them when the team was killed by so-called “friendly fire.”
The Pentagon whistleblower, Nelda Rogers, is a 28-year veteran debriefer for the Defense Department. She has become so concerned for her safety that she decided to tell the story about this latest CIA-military fiasco in Iraq.
Okay, that's a wacky theory. But then comes the mystery, "pneumonia-like" illness that struck down many US troops in Iraq that very week. Here's a story about one of the soldiers who was affected: Click Here (gulfwarvets.com)
Contrary to the “pneumonia” and “mystery illness” labels, enlightening information surfaced today on “THE POWER HOUR” radio show (www.thepowerhour.com) in an interview with Mark Neusche, father of Josh Neusche, one of the GW II troops to lose his life from the “mystery illness” while serving in Iraq. The father stated that his 20-year-old healthy son, a former track star and non-smoker, had written home on June 26th explaining that he would be going on a 30-hour “hauling” mission, but that he could not disclose what they would be hauling. The son had stated that he had been to the Palace of Sadaam Hussein, and it was later learned that he was “hauling” at the Baghdad Airport.
... Neusche stated that while his son was in a coma at Landstuhl Hospital, the father overheard the nurses say that they were expecting numerous sick troops to be brought in all at one time. In fact, the father actually witnessed approximately 55 other troops being received by the hospital after they were transported by a military ambulance (bus). According to the father, the transported troops were exhibiting varying degrees of the illness. Some walked, some were in wheelchairs and others were on respirators. In the commotion, a doctor reported to the father that his son was suffering from a “toxin.” No mention of pneumonia was ever made to him, nor was it ever reported in the medical record.
And now one more link from August 9 to tie it all together: Click Here (townhall.com)
Former international weapons inspector David Kay ... has told his superiors he has found substantial evidence of biological weapons in Iraq, plus considerable missile development. He has been less successful in locating chemical weapons, and has not yet begun a substantial effort to locate progress toward nuclear arms.
Senior officials in the Bush administration believe Kay's weapons discoveries should have been revealed as they were made. However, a decision, approved by President Bush, was made to wait until more was discovered and then announce it -- probably in September.
So here is the CONSPIRACY: In late June, a team from the Department of Agriculture was flown in to Baghdad Airport with biological weapons which were to be planted at one of Saddam's palaces. The convoy was hit by friendly-fire on its way, though, causing dozens of US troops to subsequently fall ill. Initial doctors' reports don't mention "pneumonia", but rather toxin poisoning. The Pentagon has made most of the information about these ill soldiers classified, and the mainstream media isn't asking too many questions.
David Kay was going to make a big deal, probably in early July, about finding these weapons in Iraq. Because of the screwup, more weapons will have to be planted, and these reports have been pushed back until September.
On a plausibility scale, I put this one at 7/10. (Remember: conspiracy theories don't have to be true, they only have to be plausible.)
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Just as intellectual exercise: You can then try to close the circumstantial circle by noting that: because U.S. agriculture is enormously dependent on petroleum to (a) produce the fertilizers and supplements needed to grow our food and (b)