posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 08:04 PM
I find this very disturbing, particularly this:
The letter indicated that the experiments were being conducted for the children's benefit which, the committee concluded, ...was simply not true.
According to the committee in the preface of the report, the purpose of this study was to understand what has been done in the past as a tool to avoid
making the same mistakes in the future. The conclusions are that the federal government has established a pattern of using human test subjects
without their knowledge or consent for radiation research. Other government publications, as well as privately published works, have also documented
federal government use of unwitting human subjects in cancer and immunological research.
We know that the government has been using human test subjects for chemical and biological weapons research because Congress passed a bill which
became Title 50, Chapter 32, Section 1520 of the U.S. Code which authorizes the Department of Defense, and its contractors to use human test
subjects in the testing of chemical and biological weapons without their consent. When the provisions of the above law were widely publicized to an
enraged public in 1996, it was amended in 1997 to prohibit the use of tax dollars for such experimentation.
the public becomes aware of this, and instead of pushing a bill to ban testing on an unaware public, they just prevent their tax dollars going into