Is the Deadly E. coli Strain Now Sweeping Through Europe a Germ Warfare Pathogen…and Will Colloidal Silver Prove to Be Effective?
It might surprise you to learn that some people now believe the new E. coli superbug sweeping through Europe, Sickening Thousands of People and Killing Dozens, Is a Bio-Engineered Germ Warfare Pathogen. Would colloidal silver help in such a case?
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for www.TheSilverEdge.com...
Last Friday, on the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook (join here), I pointed out something strange about the recent deadly outbreak of antibiotic-resistant E. coli, which is now sickening thousands throughout Europe and has already killed nearly two dozen:
"Too many of these super-pathogens are coming out at once. I understand the idea that excessive antibiotic usage has caused pathogens to mutate. But this is ridiculous and I think someone is tampering with the bugs and turning them into biological weapons as they are now affecting both food crops…Antibiotic drugs are not used on food crops, so that rules out mutation."
Mike Adams, the always intrepid Health Ranger from NaturalNews.com, apparently agrees with me.
In his Monday, June 6, 2011 article titled "Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities," he states:
"Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of E. coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how E. coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply.
This particular E. coli variation is a member of the O104 strain, and O104 strains are almost never (normally) resistant to antibiotics. In order for them to acquire this resistance, they must be repeatedly exposed to antibiotics in order to provide the 'mutation pressure' that nudges them toward complete drug immunity."
So how does this “mutation pressure” happen with a strain of E. coli found in vegetables that have never been exposed to antibiotic drugs, much less to multiple types of antibiotic drugs?
The answer is quite simple. Again, according to Health Ranger Mike Adams writing on NaturalNews.com:
"So how, exactly, does a bacterial strain come into existence that's resistant to over a dozen antibiotics in eight different drug classes and features two deadly gene mutations plus ESBL enzyme capabilities?
There's really only one way this happens (and only one way) -- you have to expose this strain of E. coli to all eight classes of antibiotics drugs. Usually this isn't done at the same time, of course:
You first expose it to penicillin and find the surviving colonies which are resistant to penicillin. You then take those surviving colonies and expose them to tetracycline. The surviving colonies are now resistant to both penicillin and tetracycline. You then expose them to a sulfa drug and collect the surviving colonies from that, and so on.
It is a process of genetic selection done in a laboratory with a desired outcome. This is essentially how some bioweapons are engineered by the U.S. Army in its laboratory facility in Ft. Detrick, Maryland...
Although the actual process is more complicated than this, the upshot is that creating a strain of E. coli that's resistant to eight classes of antibiotics requires repeated, sustained exposure to those antibiotics.
It is virtually impossible to imagine how this could happen all by itself in the natural world. For example, if this bacteria originated in the food crops (as we've been told), then where did it acquire all this antibiotic resistance given the fact that antibiotics are not used in vegetables?
When considering the genetic evidence that now confronts us, it is difficult to imagine how this could happen 'in the wild.' While resistance to a single antibiotic is common, the creation of a strain of E. coli that's resistant to eight different classes of antibiotics -- in combination -- simply defies the laws of genetic permutation and combination in the wild.
Simply put, this superbug E.coli strain could not have been created in the wild. And that leaves only one explanation for where it really came from: the lab."
(See the rest of Mike Adams great article here.)
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that this deadly new strain of E. coli must have been engineered in a laboratory.
Whose laboratory? I have no idea. But as author Duncan Long and I discussed in our 1999 book, The Bioterrorism Manual: Secrets for Survival…
…one of the easiest and most effective vectors for terrorists (whether corporate, or religious fanatic) to conduct a germ warfare attack on a population would be through the food supply.
Infecting the food supply is cheap, easy, can causes high casualties, and triggers the desired response which is inducing a state of helplessness and panic in the targeted population.
Indeed, terrorist attempts to infect the food supply have already taken place right here in the United States. So this is nothing new. As Duncan Long writes in The Bioterrorism Manual: Secrets for Survival:
“One attack took place in September 1984, in Oregon…this one was mounted by a religious cult, the Rajneeshi, who were trying to take over the local political system of the town where they had set up their headquarters.
To swing the election that they hoped would vote into office members of the sect, the group cultivated salmonella bacteria in an underground lab.
They then filled small vials of water laced with the bacteria and spread out over town, surreptitiously pouring the deadly liquid over lettuce in salad bars, produce in grocery stores, and so forth.
The goal of this reckless act was to make enough townspeople ill that they wouldn’t go to the voting booths, thereby allowing the Rajneeshi to swing the election in their favor.
The attack eventually made 751 people sick, including babies; in all, nearly a tenth of the town was laid low with the intense illness.
One frightening aspect of this story is that the attack went undetected. No one ever connected the cult to the strange illness that swept through the tiny town. It was only later, when a former member came forward and told the authorities, that the attack was discovered.
Such attacks can be mounted with only rudimentary knowledge of laboratory methods, and such assaults may not only go undetected but may even remain a mystery. This makes biological weapons revolting to good people. And attractive to terrorists.”
Will Colloidal Silver Protect Against Germ Warfare Pathogens?
Earlier this year, in an article for the Colloidal Silver Secrets blog titled "Colloidal Silver and Biological (Germ) Warfare," I wrote:
"Our country recently passed the 9th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks of 2001, and the subsequent terrorist anthrax mailings that resulted in the deaths of five Americans and the infection of 17 others.
And while we all might rightfully wish to forget those horrific events – except for a passing prayer for the victims and their families -- and go on about our business as if nothing had ever happened…
…a prudent person would also quietly make sure he (or she) has taken at least a few protective precautions for their family, in case something like this ever happens again."
Naturally, I was talking about learning how to use colloidal silver. As I stated in that article:
"In the most recently revised edition of my 547-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, I also discuss the very real possibility that colloidal silver will turn out to be a valid defense against germ warfare agents during a terrorist biological attack…
…at least, for those who are prepared in advance and have plenty of colloidal silver stocked up, or who are foresighted enough to own the means of colloidal silver production so they can make their own colloidal silver whenever needed...
…When former CIA microbiologist Larry Wayne Harris was asked on national television whether there were any natural substances that could protect the population against germ warfare agents, he responded:
‘The only natural substance I know of that is effective against these microbes is colloidal silver. I tested that myself when I was with the CIA, and found it effective...’"
I went on to explain why colloidal silver may well be the#1 most important natural line of defense against germ warfare pathogens.
Health Ranger Mike Adams apparently agrees, stating in his Monday, June 6, 2011 article:
"...no matter what you believe -- the simple truth is that the world is now facing a new era of global superbug strains of bacteria that can't be treated with any known pharmaceutical.
They can all, of course, be readily killed with colloidal silver, which is exactly why the FDA and world health regulators have viciously attacked colloidal silver companies all these years:
They can't have the public getting its hands on natural antibiotics that really work, you see. That would defeat the whole purpose of making everybody sick in the first place."
Does Colloidal Silver Kill E. Coli?
But will colloidal silver prove to be helpful against the new strain of (apparently) laboratory engineered E. coli that's sickening thousands and killing dozens throughout Europe?
There’s good news and bad news:
The bad news is, colloidal silver has never been tested against this new strain of E. coli, because it is completely new, having never been seen before until this past few weeks.
The good news, however, is that at least seven separate clinical studies prove silver-based antimicrobials -- including forms of colloidal silver, ionic silver and silver nanoparticles -- are smashingly effective against E. coli, and even against strains of E. coli that are antibiotic-resistant!
In tomorrow's follow-up article, titled "Colloidal Silver, E. Coli and the European Union Outbreak," I'll go over all seven clinical studies with you…
…and explain exactly what the researchers discovered, and why this significant body of clinical research bodes well for those smart enough to have plenty of colloidal silver on hand…
…or better yet have the foresight and clarity of mind to obtain a high-quality colloidal silver generator that will allow you to produce all of the colloidal silver you could ever need, at any time you need it, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, for just pennies per batch!
Until tomorrow then, I remain…
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
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