Fascinating article from 2002: Scientists’ deaths are under the microscope

From The Globe and Mail:

It’s a tale only the best conspiracy theorist could dream up.

Eleven microbiologists mysteriously dead over the span of just five months. Some of them world leaders in developing weapons-grade biological plagues. Others the best in figuring out how to stop millions from dying because of biological weapons. Still others, experts in the theory of bioterrorism.

Throw in a few Russian defectors, a few nervy U.S. biotech companies, a deranged assassin or two, a bit of Elvis, a couple of Satanists, a subtle hint of espionage, a big whack of imagination, and the plot is complete, if a bit reminiscent of James Bond.

The first three died in the space of just over a week in November. Benito Que, 52, was an expert in infectious diseases and cellular biology at the Miami Medical School. Police originally suspected that he had been beaten on Nov. 12 in a carjacking in the medical school’s parking lot. Strangely enough, though, his body showed no signs of a beating. Doctors then began to suspect a stroke.

Just four days after Dr. Que fell unconscious came the mysterious disappearance of Don Wiley, 57, one of the foremost microbiologists in the United States. Dr. Wiley, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard University, was an expert on how the immune system responds to viral attacks such as the classic doomsday plagues of HIV, ebola and influenza.

He had just bought tickets to take his son to Graceland the following day. Police found his rental car on a bridge outside Memphis, Tenn. His body was later found in the Mississippi River. Forensic experts said he may have had a dizzy spell and have fallen off the bridge.

Just five days after that, the world-class microbiologist and high-profile Russian defector Valdimir Pasechnik, 64, fell dead. The pathologist who did the autopsy, and who also happened to be associated with Britain’s spy agency, concluded he died of a stroke.

Dr. Pasechnik, who defected to the United Kingdom in 1989, played a huge role in Russian biowarfare and helped to figure out how to modify cruise missiles to deliver the agents of mass biological destruction.

The next two deaths came four days apart in December. Robert Schwartz, 57, was stabbed and slashed with what police believe was a sword in his farmhouse in Leesberg, Va. His daughter, who identifies herself as a pagan high priestess, and several of her fellow pagans have been charged.

Dr. Schwartz was an expert in DNA sequencing and pathogenic micro-organisms, who worked at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon, Va.

Four days later, Nguyen Van Set, 44, died at work in Geelong, Australia, in a laboratory accident. He entered an airlocked storage lab and died from exposure to nitrogen. Other scientists at the animal diseases facility of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization had just come to fame for discovering a virulent strain of mousepox, which could be modified to affect smallpox. […]
(There were a lot more biologists with connections to weapons research or potential for weapons research that died mysteriously around that time. If memory serves, it was the late 90s.)

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9 Replies to “Fascinating article from 2002: Scientists’ deaths are under the microscope”

  1. This really has an Epstein reek about it all IMO. I guess with Trump and Brexit the globalists,too impatient to wait for a sharia world have decided to act themselves by removing those best capable of helping in a manmade pandemic. I wonder how many more will fall? Maybe I am just paranoid. If so I have good reason.

    • The deaths and disappearances occurred in 2001 and 2002, the fact that they were all people who were capable of working on bio weapons and vaccines was what had people worried then. There was also worry about the SARS epidemic being related to those incidents and given what is happening with the Wuhan virus bringing up the almost 20 years old incidents is a good idea.

  2. If my memory of the events are correct the two main suspects were China and Iran. There was also some speculation that the deaths were somehow tied to the disappearance of various weaponized bacteria and viruses.

  3. zero hedge – Canadian Scientist At Center Of Chinese Bio-Espionage Probe Found Dead In Africa?

    […]Frank Plummer was the key to the Chinese Biological Espionage case at Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory.

    […]died in mysterious conditions.

    […]No confirmed cause of death has yet been released.

    […]What is not mentioned in the CBC report however is that Plummer worked in the same National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg, Canada from where Chinese Biowarfare agent Xiangguo Qiu and her colleagues smuggled SARS Coronavirus to China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology where it is believed to have been weaponized and leaked.

    […]Frank Plummer was the key to the entire investigation on the origins of Coronavirus Bioweapon.


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    • I don’t like this guy.
      He never took responsibility for his addiction, figured he was better than everyone – even sick or drunk. Kept drinking 2-3 whiskeys a day AFTER a failed transplant, after brain surgery?!

      Unsuitable for BSL-4, unacceptable risk.

      Some of this research attracts people with contempt for laws, both human and natural. ?Shocking, these scientists turn out to be mortal after all…

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