If we say that the US Army has failed during an experiment and this is why the Lyme disease has radically spread via ticks, we may sound like conspiracy theorists, but even the US House of Representatives has begun an investigation on this matter. Chris Smith, a Republican congressman from New Jersey, proposed an amendment last week that included a quietly issued inquiry which was part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
Lyme disease could be the creation of the US Army as a bioweapon
Chris Smith wants to clearly see whether tick-borne Lyme disease was used in a Pentagon experiment during the Cold War as a biological weapon. The main goal is to conclude if the experiment went wrong or if any weaponized ticks were mistakenly left behind.
Kris Newby wrote the book “Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons,” which explained Dr. Willy Burgdorfer’s work, the discoverer of the Lyme disease in 1981. This book inspired Chris Smith to write the before-mentioned amendment. Even though thanks to Willy Burgdorfer we are now conscious about certain parasites and bacteria, he might have also been part of some secret US Army plans.
US Army experimented with tick-borne bioweapons
The research into biological weapons was banned by Richard Nixon, the President of the United States at that time, in 1969 during the Cold War, a period in which biological warfare agents were something of interest for America.
Willy Burgdorfer answered to a lot of questions during comments and interviews taking place in the last years of his life and from that it was evident that he was part of the bioweapons research for the US military at Fort Detrick in Maryland. Unfortunately, he did not provide any detail regarding this matter, but he mentioned that tick-borne bioweapons were something he worked on. Accordingly, there is a slight possibility that Lyme disease to be a US Army experiment that went wrong.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.