he Department of Homeland Security (DHS), despite America's dubious history of using the population as a test tube for all sorts of crazy things, plans to release what it claims is a harmless bacteria in the Boston subway system this year as a way to test biological sensors, and at least some folks think it may be the start of a bio-terror pandemic with sinister implications.
In an early May report, CBS News/Boston said federal officials "test the subway sensors by releasing dead bacteria called B-subtilis. They say it is used in food supplements, has been rigorously tested and has no adverse health effects for low exposure in healthy people."
The unknown variable here, then, is what sort of an effect will this bacteria have on unhealthy people - will they be able to handle it? Will it make them sicker?
"The overall goal of bio-terror propaganda is to convince America and the world that it is on the precipice of a bio-terror induced pandemic," writes one blogger on a site called TrutherNews. "Bio-terror propaganda is currently at an all-time high and confirms that an upcoming bio-terror attack is in the cards and may be played in a last ditch effort to regain political, economic and military control of society.