A Career In Microbiology
Can Be Harmful To Your Health
(Revised - updated)
DEATH TOLL MOUNTING AS CONNECTIONS TO DYNCORP, HADRON, PROMIS
SOFTWARE AND DISEASE RESEARCH EMERGE
Michael Davidson, FTW staff writer
and Michael C. Ruppert
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[ED. NOTE: As FTW has begun to investigate
serious discussions by legitimate scientists and academics
on the possible necessity of reducing the world's population
by more than four billion people, no stranger set of circumstances
since Sept. 11 adds credibility to this possibility than
the suspicious deaths of what may be as many as 14 world-class
microbiologists. Following on the heels of our two-part
series on the coming world oil crisis, this story by Michael
Davidson, a graduate of the Syracuse University School of
Journalism, is one which takes on a unique significance.
In our original story we incorrectly reported the original
date of disappearance of Don Wiley and two other microbiologists.
These errors have been corrected and we have updated the
story to include new deaths that have occurred since we
published an earlier version on Feb. 14. The newest connections
to DynCorp, Hadron and PROMIS software are leads an amateur
would not miss. How else would any microbiologists threatening
an ultra secret government biological weapons program be
identified than by secretly scanning their databases to
see what they were working on? -- MCR]
28, 2002 -- In the four-month period from Nov.
12 through Feb. 11, seven world-class microbiologists in
different parts of the world were reported dead. Six died
of "unnatural" causes, while the cause of the
seventh's death is questionable. Also on Nov. 12, DynCorp,
a major government contractor for data processing, military
operations and intelligence work, was awarded a $322 million
contract to develop, produce and store vaccines for the
Department of Defense. DynCorp and Hadron, both defense
contractors connected to classified research programs on
communicable diseases, have also been linked to a software
program known as PROMIS, which may have helped identify
and target the victims.
In the six weeks prior to Nov. 12, two additional foreign
microbiologists were reported dead. Some believe there were
as many as five more microbiologists killed during the period,
bringing the total as high as 14. These two to seven additional
deaths, however, are not the focus of this story. This same
period also saw the deaths of three persons involved in
medical research or public health.
- On Nov. 12, Benito Que, 52, was found comatose in the
street near the laboratory where he worked at the University
of Miami Medical School. He died on Dec. 6.
- On Nov. 16, Don C. Wiley, 57, vanished, and his abandoned
rental car was found on the Hernando
de Soto Bridge
outside Memphis, Tenn.
His body was found on Dec. 20.
- On Nov. 23, Vladimir Pasechnik, 64, was found dead in
not far from his home.
- On Dec. 10, Robert Schwartz, 57, was found murdered in
his rural home in Loudoun County, Va.
- On Dec, 11, Set Van Nguyen, 44, was found dead in the
airlock entrance to a walk-in refrigerator in the laboratory
where he worked in Victoria State, Australia.
- On Feb. 8, Vladimir Korshunov, 56, was found dead on
- And on Feb. 11, Ian Langford, 40, was found dead in his
home in Norwich, England.
Prior to these deaths, on Oct. 4, a commercial jetliner
traveling from Israel
Siberia was shot down over the Black
Sea by an "errant" Ukrainian surface-to-air
missile, killing all on board. The missile was over 100
miles off-course. Despite early news stories reporting it
as a charter, the flight, Air Sibir 1812, was a regularly
According to several press reports, including a Dec. 5 article
by Barry Chamish and one on Jan. 13 by Jim Rarey (both available
at www.rense.com), the plane is believed
by many in Israel to have had as many as five passengers
who were microbiologists. Both Israel and Novosibirsk are
homes for cutting-edge microbiological research. Novosibirsk
is known as the scientific capital of Siberia, and home
to over 50 research facilities and 13 full universities
for a population of only 2.5 million people.
At the time of the Black Sea crash, Israeli journalists
had been sounding the alarm that two Israeli microbiologists
had been recently murdered, allegedly by terrorists. On
Nov. 24 a Crossair flight from Berlin to Zurich crashed
on its landing approach. Of the 33 persons on board, 24
were killed, including the head of the hematology department
at Israel's Ichilov Hospital, as well as directors of the
Tel Aviv Public Health Department and Hebrew University
School of Medicine. They were the only Israelis on the flight.
The names of those killed, as reported in a subsequent Israeli
news story but not matched to their job titles, were Avishai
Berkman, Amiramp Eldor and Yaacov Matzner.
Besides all being microbiologists, six of the seven scientists
who died within weeks of each other died from "unnatural"
causes. And four of the seven were doing virtually identical
research -- research that has global, political and financial
The public relations office at the University of Miami Medical
School said only that Benito Que was a cell biologist, involved
in oncology research in the hematology department. This
research relies heavily on DNA sequencing studies. The circumstances
of his death raise more questions than they answer.
Que had left his job at a research laboratory at the University
of Miami Medical School, apparently heading for his Ford
Explorer parked on NW 10th Avenue. The Miami Herald, referring
to the death as an "incident," reported he had
no wallet on him, and quoted Miami police as saying his
death may have been the result of a mugging. Police made
this statement while at the same time saying there was a
lack of visible trauma to Que's body. There is firm belief
among Que's friends and family that the PhD was attacked
by four men, at least one of whom had a baseball bat. Que's
death has now been officially ruled "natural,"
caused by cardiac arrest. Both the Dade County medical examiner
and the Miami Police would not comment on the case, saying
only that it is closed.
A MEMPHIS MYSTERY
Don C. Wiley of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard
University, was one of the most prominent microbiologists
in the world. He had won many of the field's most prestigious
awards, including the 1995 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research
Award for work that could make anti-viral vaccines a reality.
He was heavily involved in research on DNA sequencing. Wiley
was last seen around midnight on Nov. 15, leaving the St.
Jude's Children's Research Advisory dinner held at the Peabody
Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. Associates attending the dinner
said he showed no signs of intoxication, and no one has
admitted to drinking with him.
His rented Mitsubishi Galant was found about four hours
later, abandoned on a bridge across the Mississippi River,
headed towards Arkansas. Keys were in the ignition, the
gas tank full, and the hazard flashers had not been turned
on. Wiley's body was found on Dec. 20, snagged on a tree
along the Mississippi River in Vidalia, La., 300 miles south
of Memphis. Until his body was found, Dr. Wiley's death
was handled as a missing person case, and police did no
Early reports about Wiley's disappearance made no mention
of paint marks on his car or a missing hubcap, which turned
up in subsequent reports. The type of accident needed to
knock off the hubcaps (actually a complete wheel cover)
used on recent model Galants would have caused noticeable
damage to the sheet metal on either side of the wheel, and
probably the wheel itself. No damage to the car s body or
wheel has been reported.
Wiley's car was found about a five-minute drive from the
hotel where he was last seen. There is a four-hour period
in his evening that cannot be accounted for. There is also
no explanation as to why he would have been headed into
Arkansas late at night. Wiley was staying at his father's
home in Memphis.
The Hernando de Soto Bridge carries Interstate 40 out of
Memphis, across the Mississippi River into Arkansas. The
traffic on the bridge was reduced to a single lane in each
direction. This would have caused westbound traffic out
of Memphis to slow down and travel in one lane. Anything
in the other two closed lanes would have been plainly obvious
to every passing person. There are no known witnesses to
Wiley stopping his car on the bridge.
On Jan. 14, almost two months after his disappearance, Shelby
County Medical Examiner O.C. Smith announced that his department
had ruled Wiley s death to be "accidental;" the
result of massive injuries suffered in a fall from the Hernando
de Soto Bridge. Smith said there were paint marks on Wiley's
rental car similar to the paint used on construction signs
on the bridge, and that the car's right front hubcap was
missing. There has been no report as to which construction
signs Wiley hit. There is also no explanation as to why
this evidence did not move the Memphis police to consider
possibilities other than a "missing person."
Smith theorizes that Wiley pulled over to the outermost
lane of the bridge (that lane being closed at the time)
to inspect the damage to his car. Smith's subsequent explanation
for the fall requires several other things to have occurred
- Wiley had to have had one of the two or three seizures
he has per year due to a rare disorder known only to family
and close friends, that seizure being brought on by use
of alcohol earlier that evening;
- A passing truck creating a huge blast of wind and/or
bounce due to heavy traffic; and,
- Wiley had to be standing on the curb next to the guardrail
which, because of Wiley's 6-foot-3-inch height, would have
come only to his mid-thigh.
These conditions would have put Wiley's center of gravity
above the rail, and the seizure would have caused him to
lose his balance as the truck created the bounce and blast
of wind, thus causing him to fall off the bridge.
SCIENCE IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD?
Robert M. Schwartz was a founding member of the Virginia
Biotechnology Association, and the Executive Director of
Research and Development at Virginia's Center for Innovative
Technology. He was extremely well respected in biophysics,
and regarded as an authority on DNA sequencing.
Co-workers became concerned when he didn't show up at his
office on Dec. 10. He was later found dead at his home.
Loudoun County Sheriff's officials said Schwartz was stabbed
on Dec. 8 with a sword, and had an "X" cut into
the back of his neck.
Schwartz's daughter Clara, 19, and three others have been
charged in the case. The four are said to have a fascination
with fantasy worlds, witchcraft, and the occult. Kyle Hulbert,
18, who allegedly committed the murder, has a history of
mental illness, and is reported by the Washington Post to
have killed Schwartz to prevent the murder of Clara. At
the request of Clara Schwartz's attorneys, on Feb. 13 Judge
Pamela Grizzle ordered all new evidence introduced about
her role in the case to be sealed. She also issued a temporary
gag order covering the entire case on police, prosecutors
and defense attorneys.
BREATHE DEEPLY, AND CARRY A BIG
Set Van Nguyen was found dead on Dec. 11 at the Commonwealth
Scientific and Industrial Research Organization's animal
diseases facility in Geelong, Australia. He had worked there
15 years. According to an article on www.rense.com by Ian Gurney, in Jan.
2001 the magazine Nature published information that two
scientists at this facility, using genetic manipulation
and DNA sequencing, had created an incredibly virulent form
of mousepox, a cousin of smallpox. The researchers were
extremely concerned that if similar manipulation could be
done to smallpox, a terrifying weapon could be unleashed.
According to Victoria Police, Nguyen died after entering
a refrigerated storage facility. "He did not know the
room was full of deadly gas which had leaked from a liquid
nitrogen cooling system. Unable to breathe, Mr. Nguyen collapsed
and died," is the official report.
Nitrogen is not a "deadly" gas, and is a part
of air. An extreme over-abundance of nitrogen in one's immediate
atmosphere would cause shortness of breath, lightheadedness,
and fatigue -- conditions a biologist would certainly recognize.
Additionally, a leak sufficient to fill the room with nitrogen
would set off alerts, and would be so massive as to cause
a complete loss of cooling, causing the temperature to rise,
which would also set off alerts these systems are routinely
A RUSSIAN, BRITISH INTELLIGENCE
AND OLD CORPSES
In 1989, Vladimir Pasechnik defected from the Former Soviet
Union (FSU) to Great Britain while on a trip to Paris. He
had been the top scientist in the FSU's bioweapons program,
which is heavily dependent upon DNA sequencing. Pasechnik's
death was reported in the New York Times as having occurred
on Nov. 23.
The Times obituary indicated that the announcement of Pasechnik's
death was made in the United States by Dr. Christopher Davis
of Virginia, who stated that the cause of death was a stroke.
Davis was the member of British intelligence who de-briefed
Dr. Pasechnik at the time of his defection. Davis says he
left the intelligence service in 1996, but when asked why
a former member of British intelligence would be the person
announcing the death of Pasechnik to the US media, he replied
that it had come about during a conversation with a reporter
he had had a long relationship with. The reporter Davis
named is not the author of the Times' obituary, and Davis
declined to say which branch of British intelligence he
served in. No reports of Pasechnik's death appeared in Britain
for more than a month, until Dec. 29, when his obituary
appeared in the London Telegraph, which did not include
a date of death.
Pasechnik spent the 10 years after his defection working
at the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research at the
UK Department of Health, Salisbury. On Feb. 20, 2000, it
was announced that, along with partner Caisey Harlingten,
Pasechnik had formed a company called Regma Biotechnologies
Ltd. Regma describes itself as "a new drug company
working to provide powerful alternatives to antibiotics."
Like three other microbiologists detailed in this article,
Pasechnik was heavily involved in DNA sequencing research.
During the anthrax panic of this past fall, Pasechnik offered
his services to the British government to help in any way
possible. Despite Regma having a public relations department
that has released many items to the press over the past
two years, the company has not announced the death of one
of its two founders.
FEBRUARY, BLOODY FEBRUARY
On Feb. 9 the news publication Pravda.ru reported that Victor
Korshunov had been killed. At the time, Korshunov was head
of the microbiology sub-facility at the Russian State Medical
University. He was found dead in the entrance to his home
with a cranial injury. Pravda reports that Korshunov had
probably invented either a vaccine to protect against biological
weapons, or a weapon itself.
On Feb. 12 a newspaper in Norwich, England reported the
previous day's death of Ian Langford, a senior researcher
at the University of East Anglia. The story went on to say
that police "were not treating the death as suspicious."
The next day, Britain's The Times reported that Langford
was found wedged under a chair "at his blood-spattered
and apparently ransacked home."
The February 12 story, from the Eastern Daily Press, reports
that clerks at a store near Langford's home claim he came
in on a daily basis to buy "a big bottle of vodka."
Two of the store's staff also claim Langford had come into
the store a few days earlier wearing "just a jumper
and a pair of shoes." None of the store's staff would
give their name.
It is hard to understand how a man can reach the highest
levels of achievement in a scientific field while drinking
"a big bottle of vodka" on a daily basis, and
strolling around his hometown nearly nude. A Feb. 14 follow-up
story from the Eastern Daily Press says police believe Langford
died after suffering "one or more falls." They
say this would account for his head injuries and large amount
of blood found at the death scene.
THE HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE
-- ANOTHER LINK?
There is another intriguing connection between three of
the five American scientists that have died. Wiley, Schwartz,
and Benito Que worked for medical research facilities that
received grants from Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).
HHMI funds a tremendous number of research programs at schools,
hospitals and research facilities, and has long been alleged
to be conducting "black ops" biomedical research
for intelligence organizations, including the CIA.
Long-time biowarfare investigator Patricia Doyle, Ph.D. reports
that there is a history of people connected to HHMI being
murdered. In 1994, Jose Trias met with a friend in Houston,
Texas and was planning
to go public with his personal knowledge
of HHMI "front door" grants being diverted to
"back door" black ops bioresearch. The next day,
Trias and his wife were found dead in their Chevy Chase,
Md. home. Chevy Chase is where HHMI is headquartered.
Police described the killings as a professional hit. Tsunao
Saitoh, who formerly worked at an HHMI-funded lab at Columbia
University, was shot to death on May 7, 1996 while sitting
in his car outside his home in La Jolla, Calif. Police also
described this as a professional hit.
BEYOND THE BIZARRE
Early-October saw reports that British scientists were planning
to exhume the bodies of 10 London victims of the 1918 type-A
flu epidemic known as the Spanish Flu. An October 7 report
In The Independent, UK said that victims of the Spanish
Flu had been victims of "the world's most deadly virus."
British scientists, according to the story, hope to uncover
the genetic makeup of the virus, making it easier to combat.
Professor John Oxford of London's Queen Mary's School of
Medicine, the British government's flu adviser, acknowledges
that the exhumations and subsequent studies will have to
be done with extreme caution so the virus is not unleashed
to cause another epidemic. The uncovering of a pathogen's
genetic structure is the exact work Pasechnik was doing
at Regma. Pasechnik died six weeks after the planned exhumations
were announced. The need to exhume the bodies assumes no
Type-A flu virus sample exists in any lab anywhere in the
A piece on MSNBC that aired September 6 makes the
British exhumation plans seem odd. The story refers to an
article that was to be published the following day in the
weekly magazine Science, reporting the 1918 flu virus had
recently been RNA sequenced. Researchers had traced down
and obtained virus samples from archived lung tissue of
WWI soldiers, and from an Inuit woman who had been buried
in the Alaskan permafrost.
HELP WANTED, SPIES, AND A LINK
Almost immediately at the outset of the anthrax scare, the
Bush administration contracted with Bayer Pharmaceuticals
for millions of doses of Cipro, an antibiotic to treat anthrax.
This was done despite many in the medical community stating
that there were several cheaper, better alternatives to
Cipro, which has never been shown to be effective against
inhaled anthrax. The Center for Disease Control's (CDC)
own website states a preference for the antibiotic doxycycline
over Cipro for inhalation anthrax. CDC expresses concerns
that widespread Cipro use could cause other bacteria to
become immune to antibiotics.
It was announced Jan. 21 that the director of the CDC, Jeffrey
Koplan, is resigning effective March 31. Six days earlier
it was announced that Surgeon General David Satcher is also
resigning. And there is currently no director for the National
Institutes of Health -- NIH is being run by an acting director.
The recent resignations leave the three most significant
medical positions in the federal government simultaneously
After three months of conflicting reports it is now official
that the anthrax that has killed several Americans since
October 5 is from US military sources connected to CIA research.
The FBI has stated that only 10 people could have had access,
yet at the same time they are reporting astounding security
breaches at the biowarfare facility at Fort Detrick, Md.
-- breaches such as unauthorized nighttime experiments and
lab specimens gone missing.
The militarized anthrax used by the US was developed by
William C. Patrick III, who holds five classified patents
on the process. He has worked at both Fort Detrick, and
the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah. Patrick is now a private
biowarfare consultant to the military and CIA. Patrick developed
the process by which anthrax spores could be concentrated
at the level of one trillion spores per gram. No other country
has been able to get concentrations above 500 billion per
gram. The anthrax that was sent around the eastern US last
fall was concentrated at one trillion spores per gram, according
to a Jan. 31 report by Barbara Hatch Rosenberg of the Federation
of American Scientists.
In recent years Patrick has worked with Kanatjan Alibekov.
Now known by the Americanized "Ken Alibek", he
defected to the US in 1992. Before defecting, Alibek was
the no. 2 man in the FSU's biowarfare program. His boss
was Vladimir Pasechnik.
Currently, Ken Alibek is President of Hadron Advanced Biosystems,
a subsidiary of Alexandria, Va.-based Hadron, Inc. Hadron
describes itself as a company specializing in the development
of technical solutions for the intelligence community. As
chief scientist at Hadron, Alibek gave extensive testimony
to the House Armed Services Committee about biological weapons
on Oct. 20, 1999, and again on May 23, 2000. Hadron announced
on Dec. 20 that as of that date, the company had received
$12 million in funding for medical biodefense research from
the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the US Army
Medical Research and Materiel Command, and the NIH. Hadron
said it was working in the field of non-specific immunity.
In the 1980s Hadron was founded and headed by Dr. Earl Brian,
a medical doctor and crony of Ronald Reagan and an associate
of former Attorney General Edwin Meese. Brian was convicted
in the 1980s on fraud charges. Both Hadron and Brian have
been closely associated in court documents and numerous
credible reports, confirmed since Sept. 11, with the theft
of enhanced PROMIS software from its owner, the INSLAW Corporation.
PROMIS is a highly sophisticated computer program capable
of integrating a wide variety of databases. The software
has reportedly been mated in recent years with artificial
intelligence. PROMIS has long been known to have been modified
by intelligence agencies with a back door that allows for
surreptitious retrieval of stored data. [For more information
on what PROMIS can do and its history, please use the search
engine at www.copvcia.com.]
Given this unique capability, and Hadron s prior connections
to PROMIS, it is a possibility that the software, by tapping
into databases used by each of the victims, could have identified
any lines of research that threatened to compromise a larger,
and as yet unidentified, more sinister covert operation.
The DNA sequencing work by several of the microbiologists
discussed earlier is aimed at developing drugs that will
fight pathogens based on the pathogen's genetic profile.
The work is also aimed at eventually developing drugs that
will work in cooperation with a person's genetic makeup.
Theoretically, a drug could be developed for one specific
person. That being the case, it's obvious that one could
go down the ladder, and a drug could be developed to effectively
treat a much broader class of people sharing a genetic marker.
The entire process can also be turned around to develop
a pathogen that will affect a broad class of people sharing
a genetic marker. A broad class of people sharing a genetic
marker could be a group such as a race, or people with brown
An Oct. 17 story in USA Today reported that the US government
wanted to order 300 million doses of smallpox vaccine. Apparently,
that wish has been granted. On Nov. 28 a British vaccine
maker, Acambis, announced that it had received a $428 million
contract to provide 155 million doses of smallpox vaccine
to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
This was Acambis' second contract. The company is already
in the process of producing 54 million doses. The US government
has 15.4 million doses stockpiled, and HHS plans to dilute
them five to one. The two contracts and the dilution program
will bring the total HHS stockpile to 286 million doses.
Smallpox was officially declared eradicated by the World
Health Organization in 1977, after treating the last known
case in Merca, Somalia.
MEHPA -- MEDICAL FASCISM
A meeting of the Center for Law and the Public Health (CLPH)
was convened on Oct. 5. This group is run jointly by Georgetown
University Law School and Johns Hopkins Medical School,
and was founded under the auspices of the Center for Disease
Control (CDC). CLPH was formed one month prior to the 2000
Presidential election. The purpose of the October meeting
was to draft legislation to respond to the then current
After working only 18 days, on Nov. 23 CLPH released a 40-page
document called the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA).
This was a "model" law that HHS is suggesting
be enacted by the 50 states to handle future public health
emergencies such as bioterrorism. A revised version was
released on Dec. 21 containing more specific definitions
of "public health emergency" as it pertains to
bioterrorism and biologic agents, and includes language
for those states that want to use the act for chemical,
nuclear or natural disasters.
According to the Association of American Physicians and
Surgeons (AAPS), after declaring a "public health emergency",
and without consulting with public health authorities, law
enforcement, the legislature or courts, a state governor
using MEHPA, or anyone he/she decides to empower, can among
- Require any individual to be vaccinated. Refusal constitutes
a crime and will result in quarantine.
Require any individual to undergo specific medical treatment.
Refusal constitutes a crime and will result in quarantine.
Seize any property, including real estate, food, medicine,
fuel or clothing, an official thinks necessary to handle
- Seize and destroy any property alleged
to be hazardous.
There will be no compensation or recourse.
- Draft you or
your business into state service.
- Impose rationing, price
controls, quotas and transportation
- Suspend any state law, regulation or
rule that is thought
to interfere with handling the declared emergency.
When the federal government wanted the states to enact
55 mph speed limit, they coerced the states using the threat
of withholding federal monies. The same tactic will likely
be used with MEHPA. As of this writing the law has been
passed in Kentucky. According to AAPS, it has been introduced
in the legislatures of Arizona, California, Delaware, Illinois,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan, Nebraska,
Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania
Tennessee. It is expected to be introduced shortly in Colorado,
Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, and Wisconsin. MEHPA is being
evaluated by the executive branches in North Carolina,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington,
The research the microbiologists were doing could have
methods of treating diseases like anthrax and smallpox
conventional antibiotics or vaccines. Pharmaceutical contracts
to deal with these diseases will total hundreds of millions,
if not billions, of dollars. If epidemics could be treated
in non-traditional ways, MEHPA might not be necessary.
the government's actions nullifying many civil liberties
since last September, MEHPA seems to be a law looking for
an excuse to be enacted. Maybe the microbiologists were
in the way of some peoples' or business' agendas.
We also know that DNA sequencing research can be used
develop pathogens that target specific genetically related
groups. One company, DynCorp, handles data processing for
many federal agencies, including the CDC, the Department
of Agriculture, several branches of the Department of Justice,
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the NIH. On
12 DynCorp announced that its subsidiary, DynPort Vaccine,
had been awarded a $322 million contract to develop, produce,
test, and store FDA licensed vaccines for use by the Defense
Department. It would be incredibly easy for DynCorp to
information pertaining to the exact make-up, safety, efficacy
and purpose of the drugs and vaccines the US government
has contracted for.
Reasons to suspect DynCorp of criminal behavior are not
hard to find. Investigative reporter Kelly O Meara of Insight
Magazine, in a story dated February 4, disclosed a massive
US military investigation of how DynCorp employees in Bosnia
had engaged in a widespread sex slave ring, trading children
as young as eight and videotaping forced sexual encounters.
She reviewed government documents and interviewed Army
looking into the activities which had spread throughout
DynCorp s contract operations to service helicopters and
warehouse supplies for the US military. Videos and other
evidence of the crimes are in the Army s possession. And
in a February 23rd story, veteran journalist Al Giordano
of www.narconews.com reported
that a class action suit had been filed in Washington,
D.C. by more than 10,000 Ecuadorian farmers and a labor
union against DynCorp for its rampant spraying of herbicides
which have destroyed food crops, weakened the ecosystem
and caused more than 1,100 documented cases of illness.
DynCorp s current Chairman, Paul Lombardi responded to
suit by sending intimidating letters in an unsuccessful
attempt to force the plaintiffs to withdraw.
DynCorp has also been directly linked to the development
and use of PROMIS software by its founder Bill Hamilton
of Inslaw. DynCorp s former Chairman, current board member
and the lead investor in Capricorn Holdings, is Herbert
Pug Winokur. Winokur was, until recently, Chairman of the
Enron Finance Committee. He claimed ignorance as to the
fraudulent financial activities of Enron s board even though
he was charged with their oversight.