Swine flu vaccine
Ukraine, WHO And The Geopolitics Of Swine
By F. William Engdahl
13 Nov 2009
- Latest reports of what is being called a deadly Swine Flu outbreak
in Ukraine according to on sight reports appear to be a political
concoction by a threatened government to avoid election defeat and
possibly declare martial law. The details indicate how convenient the
current WHO "Swine Flu" H1N1 "pandemic" scare is for regimes in trouble.
- Worldwide media reports in recent days have painted a picture of
Ukraine as being under the Black Plague or worse. One of the most
egregious panic-mongers has been Pittsburgh Swine Flu "mapper" Dr Henry
Niman who earlier falsely predicted H5N1 Avian Flu would mutate into a
deadly human-to-human pandemic. It didn't.
- Niman's map of the spread of alleged H1N1 Swine Flu since April has
given WHO, the US Government and CNN and major media a convenient
graphic to create the image of a new type of "bubonic plague"
threatening mankind unless we react with massive doses of untested
vaccines from such unscrupulous pharma bigs like GlaxoSmithKline or
Novartis or Roche with its dangerous Tamiflu drugs.
- Early on Niman reported about events in Ukraine: "The rapid rise in
reported infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in the past few days
raise concerns that the virus is transmitting very efficiently the spike
in fatalities and the frequency in hemorrhagic cases in Ukraine have
raised concerns." Niman added the alarming note, "The number of infected
patients has almost doubled to just under million, compared to the
report two days ago."
- That's pretty scary stuff. It conjures images of the reports of the
Black Death in 1348 which is said to have killed up to 60% of Europe's
population. Though that history has been challenged, the image as well
as the equally terrifying if incorrect panic image of the so-called
Spanish Flu of 1918, are being applied in Ukraine.
- Reality check?
- The WHO, the de facto criminal organization responsible for
declaration of the H1N1 Pandemic last summer, allowing Governments like
the USA and Ukraine to declare martial law and a national state of
emergency, suspending all rights and imposing arrests and detentions,
has validated the dubious Ukraine claims of out-of-control spread of
Swine Flu. A WHO press statement November 3 declared, "Laboratory
testing in Ukraine has confirmed pandemic H1N1 influenza virus in
samples taken from patients in two of the most affected regions. As the
pandemic virus has rapidly become the dominant influenza strain
worldwide, it can be assumed that most cases of influenza in Ukraine are
caused by the H1N1 virus."
- The WHO added, "The outbreak in Ukraine may be indicative of how the
virus can behave in the northern hemisphere during the winter season,
particularly in health care settings typically found in Eastern Europe.
Given the potential significance of this outbreak as an early warning
signal, WHO commends the government of Ukraine for its transparent
reporting and open sharing of samples." The samples have been sent to
the WHO Mill Hill Influenza Reference Lab in London, not exactly
inspiring confidence in a scientifically honest report given the record
of UK health authorities in manipulating data to please the vaccine
giants like GlaxoSmithKline.
- WHO "strongly recommends early treatment with the antiviral drugs,
oseltamivir or zanamivir, for patients who meet treatment criteria, even
in the absence of a positive laboratory test confirming H1N1 infection."
That means Tamiflu, the highly dangerous drug whose major shareholder
includes former Pentagon head Don Rumsfeld. And it means
GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the reportedly equally dangerous rival Relenza
drug. The drugs produce precisely the symptoms of severe lung
complications found in flu and in some cases have reportedly caused
- Ukrainian election geopolitics
- The bizarre developments in Ukraine over the past two weeks are
being blamed inside the country on intense Ukrainian election politics.
In four months national elections in Ukraine are due. Among rival
candidates are Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and her chief rival,
- Since Washington financed and organized the 2004 Orange Revolution
that brought a pro-NATO Victor Yushchenko in as President, Ukraine
politics has been a geopolitical tug-of war between Moscow and
Washington. How the current political games around allegations of H1N1
panic play into that tug of war is not yet clear.
- The recent speech in Warsaw by Vice President Joe Biden offering
Poland and the Czech Republic a "new and improved" version of US
anti-missile defense against Russia only four weeks after Obama
announced the US was backing out of a controversial earlier missile
defense plan for the two eastern European countries underscores the
shambles of US strategic policy towards Russia. Russia has been quick to
take advantage as might be expected, as a US missile shield on its
borders, as I detail in Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy
in the New World Order, gives the US a long-sought nuclear primacy over
its only potential strategic rival on the planet. At that point the
resistance of the rest of the world to incalculable or objectionable US
policies, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia or wherever, becomes
- It's clear Moscow has been working quietly to bring Ukraine, an
original part of Kiev Rus, and a strategically essential part of the
Russian economy, back into a more friendly "NATO-free" relationship
after five years of Orange Revolution chaos in Ukraine under Yushchenko.
- Yatseniuk, a 35 year old former banker and aide to Washington's
darling, President Viktor Yushchenko, has charged that Tymoshenko is
deliberately fostering unnecessary panic in order to impose martial law
and suspend elections that she might well lose to Yatseniuk.
- There definitely are political games going on by one or another
faction in the economically devastated Ukraine. Oleksandr Bilovol,
Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Health, claims the outbreak of flu cases in
Ukraine has been essentially contained in 11 out of 25 Ukrainian
regions, with the number of people allegedly stricken with H1N1 only 15%
higher than figures reported in previous years. "Figures in other the
regions are in line with 2007 and 2008," Bilovol said. As well the
number of reported deaths is also in line with deaths annually
attributed to ordinary influenza.
- Tymoshenko declared the outbreak as the threat of the third level
the highest possible to unlock spending of up to 3 billion hryvnias to
combat the swine flu. Among measures imposed by the decree include
shutting down schools and public gatherings for three weeks across
Ukraine, with the government also considering introducing restrictions
on movement of people between the regions.
- Yatseniuk said the ban on public gatherings spreads fear and panic
helping Tymoshenko to promote herself on television, while hindering
other presidential candidates to campaign.
- Yatseniuk is Tymoshenko's biggest rival as both compete for votes in
western regions of Ukraine. He is perhaps the only candidate that may
challenge Tymoshenko in the first round of vote on January 17, 2010 to
enter the runoff with opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych.
- Yatseniuk said the panic spread by the government helps overshadow
issues politically damaging to Tymoshenko, including pedophile and the
murder scandals involving Tymoshenko lawmakers, and Ukraine's dismal
- Prime Minister Tymoshenko, whatever the real facts of the case, is
using the WHO Swine Flu panic scenario to the hilt. In a recent
statement, she stated, "We cannot relax even for a moment because the
World Health Organization predicts two more waves of flu, including the
bird flu, are expected in Ukraine. There is no alternative to
vaccination. The entire world is going this way" A day earlier she
admitted she was not vaccinated and that she prefers "like all other
people" plans to rely on garlic, onion and lemon as a way of preventing
- Ukraine Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn accuses Tymoshenko as
well, declaring, "You've organized the flu epidemic in order to avoid
responsibility for not supplying heat to houses, schools, higher
educational establishments, and kindergartens," he said in Parliament.
And Orange Revolution President, Yushchenko has declared there was no
reason for declaring an emergency in Ukraine. "There are no such
reasons," Yushchenko said. "I am not a supporter of measures that freeze
the country, restrict its operation to levels that is hard to justify."
- Ihor Popov, Deputy Chief of Staff to Yushchenko, said that in case
of emergency the election, which is due on Jan. 17, 2010, would have to
- Germany joins Swine Flu corruption
- Not only is the Ukrainian government apparently using fears of Swine
Flu pandemic to change the domestic political calculus, and President
Barack Obama using the fears to impose an unnecessary state of
emergency. Now it comes out that the responsible German health
authorities are caught in a corrupt conflict of interest with the very
pharma giants profiting from government decisions on "anti-swine flu"
- The recent issue of the German weekly Der Spiegel, reports that
members of the European Scientific Working Group
on Influenza (ESWI), which claims to be an independent scientific
advisory body advising EU member governments on policies regarding H1N1
influenza, is anything but independent. It's being financed by Big
Pharma. ESWI claims it brings together scientific "key opinion leaders
in influenza." However the sole financial backers are 10 pharmaceutical
companies, including GlaxoSmithKline -- manufacturer of the German swine
flu vaccine -- and Roche -- producer of the antiviral drug Tamiflu.
- The group lists Walter Haas as one of its scientific advisors. Haas
coordinates Germany's flu pandemic preparedness measures at the
Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI), the federal institute for disease research.
ESWI portrays itself as an independent group of scientists. But even the
organization's own statute tells a different story, describing its role
as advising politicians and health authorities on "the benefits and
safety of influenza vaccines and antivirals" and initiating "a policy
for antiviral provisions."
- The degree of fraud, deceit, official coverup and outright criminal
endangerment of the broad population by the current Swine Flu hysteria
is seemingly without precedent.