The Duran – News in Review – Episode 127.
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and International Affairs and Security Analyst via Moscow, Mark Sleboda discuss the incredible story of the US-funded biomedical laboratory, that has now been implicated in a bioweapons scandal near the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, which according to statements made by the Russian Defense Ministry have resulted in the death of dozens of Georgians, killed by US toxins disguised as drug research trials.
In a bombshell statement from Russian Defense Ministry, evidence has surfaced showing that the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research (near the Georgian capital Tbilisi) appears to have conducted bioweapons research under the guise of a drug test, claiming the lives of at least 73 people.
According to RT, the question of what really might have taken place at the secretive US-sponsored research facility hosted by Russia’s southern neighbor was raised by the Russian military on Thursday after they studied files published online by a former Georgian minister.
The documents record the deaths of 73 people over a short period of time, indicating a test of “a highly toxic chemical or biological agents with high lethality rate,” said Igor Kirillov, commander of the Russian military branch responsible for defending troops from radiological, chemical and biological weapons.
Kirillov apparently doubted that the tests, carried out by the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research near the Georgian capital Tbilisi, involved clinical trials of a drug called Sovaldi, which is meant for the treatment of Hepatitis C. The producer of the drug is Gilead Sciences, a California-based biomedical firm that recruited former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld as a board member in 1988, in between his two tenures as head of the Pentagon.