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FIRST MILITARY DOCTOR TO REFUSE ANTHRAX
SHOT COULD FACE COURT-MARTIAL

A courageous Air Force officer has become the first military doctor to refuse the controversial Anthrax "vaccine" shot.

Capt. John Buck, an emergency-room physician at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi, has been charged with disobeying an order. But in Buck's professional opinion, and according to his conscience, it is an "unlawful order," and thereby he is guilty of no crime under the so-called "Uniform Code of Military Justice."

"Informed consent must be part of this program," Buck told MilitaryCorruption.com in a lengthy telephone interview.

The soft-spoken, 32 year-old doctor, who got married less than six months ago - "I regret the strain this has put on my wife, but she is strong and I am so grateful to have her." - knows he is risking a court martial and the destruction of his military career by taking a such a stand.

"I've got two titles," Buck said. "One, is an officer in the military, and the other is, I'm a physician. I've come to an ethical crossroad with this mandatory program. While the military may think this achieves their goals, actually it compromises the practice of medicine."

Buck said his goal was for "the program to be made voluntary, or get rid of it altogether."

The captain studied the various research and written materials on the Anthrax vaccination program prior to refusing the shot last October when he was preparing to leave for Bahrain.

"My main concern is, will this vaccine cause long-term health problems? As long as there is a question in my mind, as a physician, I must decline to be guinea-pigged."

It is precisely the fact that Buck is the first military physician to say "no" to the shot, that is causing so much consternation among the brass. The Pentagon has only a few days left before President-elect George W. Bush takes office, and they would be risking a public-relations disaster trying to prosecute a principled Air Force doctor in the waning days of the Clinton administration.

One ex-officer who has to be shaking in his boots about now, is former U.S. Navy Admiral Richard Crowe, who served Bush's father as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. At a key moment in the 1992 election campaign, Crowe, nominally a Republican, dealt George Bush Sr. a serious blow when he endorsed then-Gov. Bill "I loathe the military" Clinton.

That was a signal to others in uniform that it was "OK" to support a man who avoided military service and had spoken disparagingly about our nation's armed forces. Crowe got his "pay-off" from Clinton when he was named Ambassador to Great Britain in 1993. But the biggest "pay-off" of all, was when Clinton, Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Crowe cooked up a mandatory anthrax inoculation program.

It was no coincidence that Crowe held a piece of Bioport, the only company in America that produced such vaccine. The $29 million federal contract, with threat of court martial and dismissal from the service hanging over the heads of all the nation's military if they declined the "shot," rivaled Al Capone's stranglehold on the bootleg liquor market in Chicago during Prohibition.

The highly controversial Anthrax vaccine inoculations have been put on hold (some say to avoid embarrassment to Al Gore, prior to the November election), and, if Capt. Buck can hold on for a few more days, odds are good that the Bush administration will kill the program once and for all.

Sadly, that will come too late for the many service members whose lives were destroyed by what some observers say was "one of the biggest criminal scams ever foisted on the United States military."

EDITOR'S NOTE: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE HOME PAGE AND CLICK ON "GREED AND GUINEA PIGS," WHICH DISCUSSES THE ANTHRAX SCAM IN GREATER DETAIL.


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