ETHNIC BIO-WEAPONS

Biological, or germ warfare, dates back to BC when armies sent plague victims into enemy territory. Britain used small pox in New South Wales around 1789, and possibly infected Native Americans in 1763. The Germans and the Japanese dispersed anthrax during WWI. Although the Geneva Protocol outlawed biological and chemical weapons in 1925, at the onset of WWII, the United Kingdom tested anthrax in Scotland, contaminating a region for over 50 years. During WWII, the US established an industrial complex in Maryland and tested its bio-weapons in Utah.

In 1972, the Biological Weapon’s Convention outlawed these weapons. One hundred seventy countries ratified the law as of 2013. Yet the threat remains. After the Gulf War, Iraq claimed to produce biological weapons. In 1984, terrorists used salmonella in Oregon. In 2001, anthrax delivered in mail resulted in four deaths. Terrorists were arrested in England in 2002 and 2003 for producing ricin. In 2004, Senate offices closed after ricin was found there. There is evidence that ISIS may have the drive and ability to use bio-weaponry. Many of these, like anthrax, are easy to produce.

The Freedom of Information Act revealed in 2002 that the Pentagon had secretly tested chemical weapons in the United States during the 60’s and 70’s. A report by Sue Chan of CBS news stated that deadly nerve agents were released in Alaska and bacteria was sprayed over Oahu, Hawaii. Twenty-eight biological and chemical weapons tests struck Alaska and Hawaii, and Canada and Britain in collaboration with those countries. Under Project 112, the US ran over two dozen biological and chemical weapons tests in Maryland, Florida, Utah and perhaps other states. Biological and chemical agents were sprayed on ships at sea. Many of those involved in the testing claimed they developed health problems after their exposure. The US agreed in 1977 to destroy their chemical weapons. Because the US had secretly tested these weapons, you might wonder if they destroyed them.

Scientists acknowledge that ethnic specific bio-weapons are a distinct possibility. The SARS virus may be an ethnic bio-weapon. It is unclear whether SARS can be created naturally versus manmade, and it has shown a propensity to attack Arabs and Asians. China admits to having research facilities dedicated to defensive biological weapons. The Washington Post reported that South African scientists, proficient in creating ethnic bio-weapons, made extended trips to China. China may also have these WMD for offensive use.

Bio-weapons and ethnic bio-weapons create a terrifying futuristic scenario, where terrorists and major power players use these death mechanisms. In Remote Viewer, Jazz uncovers ethnic bio-weapons in China, and questions the role of the US, in the clandestine distribution of them.

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China’s One-Child Policy

The one-child policy was adopted in 1979 to control the population in China. It is estimated that the policy eliminated 400,000,000 births by 2011. There were many claims of human rights violations due to the forced abortions and unsafe IUD implants.

The policies restrictions have been relaxed over the years allowing members of certain ethnic groups to have two children. In 2013 China relaxed the policy further to allow only-child adults to have two children.

At times, couples that had a daughter failed to report the birth or offered the girl up for adoption. A son was valued over a daughter because a son is obligated to take care of his parents in old age and carry on the family name. This caused a large number of females to be left in orphanages, many experiencing poor care.

The most shocking result of the one-child policy is the thousands of forced abortions in later months and even infanticide at birth. The reports of the 100 million missing girls suggests a high rate of infanticide.

Experts say that the one-child policy has created problems for China. Now, there is a reduced work force that struggles to power the economy. With the shrinking work force China will have a hard time paying pensions to the growing aging population.

China’s work force has declined steadily to 916 million workers, and this decline is expected to continue, while the number of those aged 60 and over is projected to reach 400 million or one-quarter of the population in the next 20 years.

It will be interesting to see how China deals with these issues. Perhaps outsourcing to Bangladesh?

One of the characters in my book was a victim of the one-child policy. Jazz must devise a daring plan to help this woman return to the family that was forced to place her in hiding when she was a baby.