Friday, August 15, 2014

FROM WATERGATE TO SPACEGATE: THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION'S SECRET BIOWARFARE PROJECT

Spacegate: the International Space Station's secret biowarfare project is the subject of Ann Massey's novel, The Biocide Conspiracy. 


The plot  hinges on the premise that a new strain of the botulinum virus has been developed  on the International Space Station in contravention of the Geneva Protocol. 

Cannisters of  botulimum and embola
Fact: a naturally occuring virus cannot be distinguished from one that is manufactured
 in a laboratory


Fearing  exposure, and worldwide condemnation, the  partners are in the process of dismantling the Space Stations's secret laboratory when the US president receives word that  the Head of Mission control has been shot twice, throught the head and heart. His murder and the rest of the retrieval team look like professional killings.


In an intriguing coincidence, there was a period after publication of  the novel, when some ISS partners  began disassociating themselves from the Space Station with NASA ceasing  its shuttle service and  the Russians considering leaving the station unmanned. 


Made me wonder if  the space station really was a biowarefare facility. Not a big stretch ... several of the partners are serial offenders.


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