We continue with our series of True conspiracies in the US after having looked at part1 and part 2. We will now start at position 9 since we left off at 10.
- Deadly viruses in government vaccines
For decades, a myth existed that the government would sanction vaccine distribution and medical research so as to infect people with diseases and then study them. President Clinton provided information regarding one such occurrence in 1997. He said that a 1932 study was done secretly in which even its subjects were not aware. 300 African-Americans were infected with syphilis so as to figure out the manner in which they got infected compared to the Caucasians. The participants in the study did not understand they were infected until it was too late for them. This placed their families at risk too. Of all the infected, only 250 found out because they joined the military in the 2nd World War where testing was mandatory. Up to this day, people speculate that such activities are still happening and people are occasionally warned not to take flu vaccines.
- Vietnam War Falsification
President Johnson announced in August 1964 that a US destroyer had been attacked by 3 Vietnamese torpedo ships in the Gulf of Tonkin. The American public was widely frustrated by the incident. The president then used this as a premise for venturing into the Vietnam War. The outcome of the war is that millions of soldiers died. This would later on be termed as the first war for the US to lose. There were conspiracy theorists who termed the attack in the Gulf of Tonkin as being false. These were termed to be traitors and the government even tried them for treason till 2005. The NSA director revealed information through a statement that shocked the whole nation. He said that the Vietnam War was triggered by a false event.
- Civil War protest violence
The government had a lot of trouble with civil war protests because they led to numerous boycotts and arrests. Protests used to be peaceful under the protection of the first amendment. The law enforcers therefore had only one way of stopping the protests; falsify violent occurrences. It wasn’t until 1971 that one incident made these allegations undeniable.
Activists forcefully entered into the FBI where they got away with top-secret operations that were to be used to frame Civil War activists of violent incidents. The files were distributed to the media and they indicated that the FBI agents would pose as activists and start clashing with the police.