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Morgellons Victims Across the US - Voltaire.net

Morgellons Victims Across the US - Voltaire.net

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One of a series of investigative research articles on the military's history of testing and using biological, chemical, and microwave weapons on the unknowing public.
One of a series of investigative research articles on the military's history of testing and using biological, chemical, and microwave weapons on the unknowing public.

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by Hank P. Albarelli Jr., Zoe Martell 
Over the past ten years, more than 100 000 people in the UnitedStates and in Europe have complained about a strange anddevastating skin disease known as Morgellons. The medicalcommunity is divided between those who dismiss it as a psychologicaldisorder and those who regard Morgellons as an emerging diseasedeserving further study. This issue would normally be confined toscientific medical journals if the Pentagon and federal "law-enforcement" agencies were not so actively engaged in hiding it fromthe public. In the first part of his investigation, Hank Albarelli reportson a controversy which leads straight to new weapons experiments of the most secret order. 
Three weeks ago, wewroteabout a “disease” known as
that very few people in the world knowanything about. We placed the word disease above inquotation marks only because a large number of physicians refuse to recognize Morgellons as a medicalaffliction, with some even refusing to treat patients whosuffer from it. We have listened to a long litany of accounts aboutdoctors who have literally laughed in the faces of Morgellons sufferers, male and female, young and old,with many attempting to make referrals to psychologists.Remarkably, other physicians have mounted web sitesmocking and attacking people who report they have 
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 Morgellons and those who write about it. Some physicianshave dubbed the disease
Delusions of Parasitosis
,meaning it’s all in the patient’s head. Additionally, there isa website entitledmorgellonswatch.com“dedicated toexamining the claims made regarding what is termed‘Morgellons Disease’” and to preventing “sick people intothinking they may have a terrible disease.” Oddly, thereare no formal individual or institutional sponsoring namesidentified on this site. Despite this seemingly general stance from the “medicalcommunity” there are clear exceptions. Nearly every stateacross the US, and country in Europe, has at least severalmedical professionals who regard Morgellons as “aserious emerging infectious disease deserving study andresearch.” Dr. Ahmed Kilani, Laboratory Director of Clongen Laboratories, Germantown, Maryland, says, “Ihave personally listened to detailed descriptions of thesymptoms of this disease and something has got to bedone.” At present, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) inAtlanta, Georgia is conducting a study of Morgellons inpartnership with Kaiser Permanente’s Northern CaliforniaDivision of Research. The study was formally announcedand launched in January 2008. The stated objective of thestudy was “to learn about an unexplained skin conditionknown as Morgellons.” The study, said a CDCspokesperson, was expected to “Take up to 12 months orlonger to complete.” Said the CDC’s Dr. Michele Pearson,the principle investigator on the study, “We earnestly wantto learn more about this unexplained illness whichimpacts the lives of those who suffer from it. Those whosuffer have questions, and we want to help them.” Over two years past the CDC’s announcement it appearsunknown as to when the study will be completed or bereleased. About a month ago there were unconfirmedreports that the study had been handed off entirely to theArmed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C.,an identified partner in the study as explained by the CDCin 2008. 
Morgellons Symptoms
 The initial symptoms of Morgellons involve patientsexperiencing the discomforting sensation of insectscrawling on and biting or stinging their skin. Thissensation results in skin lesions that can appear much likemild to severe cases of acne. The lesions can appearanywhere on a patient’s body and quite often containfiber-like strands or fibrous material. The fibers are themost perplexing visible feature of Morgellons. Often whenan attempt is made to remove or extract the fibers thematerial will resist and act to withdraw or move away fromwhatever instrument is being employed. Skeptics have putforth variousexplanations forthe presence of thefibers that plaguesufferers of Morgellons disease.Some havesuggested that thefibers are merelyclothing fibers, and other common everyday material, thatbecome attached to scabbed lesions accidentally; the 
 suerers, septcs cam, are asey convnce tat tefibers are being produced by their bodies. Other explanations are less kind; many ascribe to the ideathat the lesions themselves are a product of “neuroticexcoriation,” a psychological condition wherein thepatient scratches the skin compulsively to the point of creating wounds, or even that they are createddeliberately by the sufferer in an effort to convince othersthat he is suffering from a disease. The fibers, theseskeptics explain, are then collected by the sufferer fromnon-bodily sources, as a means of providing “evidence”that the disease condition exists. The psychiatriccommunity has long associated the collection of bodyspecimens with delusional parasitosis and otherpsychiatric or fictitious conditions. In fact, the act of collecting these specimens is, itself, considered apsychiatric symptom, referred to as “the matchbox sign.”The name is a reference to the fact that fibers and othermaterial are often presented in small containers such asmatchboxes. As a result, the collected specimens areoften disregarded completely by healthcare providers, anda psychiatric cause is assumed rather than a physicalcondition considered. These arguments fall apart quickly, however, when thefibers — and the patients — are actually examined.Morgellons fibers, when examined closely, consistentlyappear as autoflourescent, meaning that they exhibit aglow under ultraviolet light. Certain marine organisms,such as particular types of jellyfish, also haveautofluorescent properties. One fluorescent protein,known as “green flourescent protein,” has been studiedextensively in recent years as a marker in the study of gene expression; it has been successfully introduced intomany bacteria and fungi, as well as into fish, plant, insect,and even human cells. Fluorescent markers, in the form of genetic modifications or dyes, are also often used to trackthe presence of microbes in the environment. Oilconsuming microbes, for example, are often marked withthe use of a fluorescent stain for monitoring purposes. A privately funded study conducted by Dr. HildegardeStaninger, Industrial Toxicologist & Doctor of IntegrativeMedicine, revealed that the fibers are able to withstandtemperatures of up to 1700 degrees Fahrenheit [= 927ºC] before burning, and that they do not melt. Her resultsindicated that the fiber’s outer casing appears to consistof high-density polyethylene fiber, an industrial materialcommonly used in the production of fiber optic cables.Interestingly, this material is also used in the emergingfield of bionanotechnology as a compound to encapsulatea viral protein envelope. Furthermore, Staninger reportedfinding blue fibers that exhibited a golden tip; shebelieves these to be a form of nano-machinery, able to beprogrammed to perform specific functions. If this soundsfarfetched, consider thefollowing informationfrom a 2004 article inthe
U.S. News andWorld Report
: SusanLindquist, director of Massachusetts Instituteof TechnologysWhitehead Institute forBiomedical Research,has manaed to do ust this usin a te of rotein called 
Susan Lindquist

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