U.S. Department Of Defense Revealed To Be Editing Wikipedia
In further evidence of the extent to which Wikipedia has become controlled by special interests, the Dr. Rath Health Foundation can reveal that over fifty IP addresses located within the U.S. Department of Defense Network are being used to edit articles on the online encyclopedia. A significant proportion of these articles relate to matters that are evidently of direct interest to the Pentagon. With this editing in some cases being clearly at odds with Wikipedia’s rules on conflict of interest, the ongoing involvement of an official government agency on the site raises serious questions regarding its independence and reliability.
At the current time, anybody who wants to edit articles on Wikipedia has the option to create an account and choose an appropriate user name. This enables them to make edits without revealing their IP address, which can otherwise be used to trace their physical location. If an individual doesn’t create an account, any edits they make to Wikipedia articles will instead display their IP address rather than a username. Curiously, therefore, in what can only presumably be seen as sheer carelessness, individuals within the U.S. Department of Defense have been making a vast number of edits to Wikipedia articles without creating accounts. While there are over fifty IP addresses to choose from, for the purposes of this article we will concentrate on some of the edits made from 22.214.171.124.
Edits made to Wikipedia from IP address 126.96.36.199
An individual (or individuals?) at the IP address 188.8.131.52 initially began editing Wikipedia on 26 February 2015. Looking up this address via whatismyipaddress.com confirms its location to be the U.S. Department of Defense Network. Over the past two years, Wikipedia articles edited from this IP address include the following:
- Jon Ronson – Journalist, author, documentary filmmaker and radio presenter whose works include the best-selling ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’, a book which deals with the U.S. Army’s exploration of supposed potential military applications of the paranormal and makes mention of Major General Albert Stubblebine (see below).
- Albert Stubblebine – A U.S. Army Major General who held several senior posts in U.S. Army Intelligence (further information about Stubblebine can be found here).
- Stargate Project – Codename for a secret U.S. Army unit that investigated the supposed potential for psychic phenomena in military and domestic intelligence applications.
- U.S. Chemical Weapons Template – A page summarizing the U.S. Chemical Weapons Program.
- Chemical Corps – The branch of the U.S. Army tasked with defending against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons.
- United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine – The U.S. Army’s main institution and facility for military environmental medicine.
- Edgewood Arsenal human experiments – Classified research examining the impact of low-dose chemical warfare agents on military personnel, as well as the testing of protective clothing, pharmaceuticals, and vaccines.
- Psychological resilience – An article that includes references to military organizations testing personnel for the ability to function under stressful circumstances by deliberately subjecting them to stress during training.
- Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives – The U.S. program responsible for the destruction of chemical weapons stockpiles.
- DSMA-Notice – Also known as the D-Notice system, this refers to official requests to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects for reasons of national security.
- Joseph McMoneagle – A retired U.S. Army NCO and Chief Warrant Officer who is said to have been involved in so-called “remote viewing” operations and experiments conducted by U.S. Army Intelligence and the Stanford Research Institute.
- Steven Hatfill – An American physician, virologist and biological weapons expert who is a former biodefense researcher for the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
- RTS,S – A recombinant protein-based malaria vaccine.
- Malaria prophylaxis – The preventive treatment of malaria.
- Omega-3 fatty acid – Polyunsaturated fatty acids with a double bond at the third carbon atom from the end of the carbon chain. While this article attempts to undermine the effectiveness of supplementation with this key class of micronutrients, scientific studies have clearly shown them to have a wide range of beneficial health effects.
- rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine – An experimental vaccine for protection against Ebola virus disease.
- Psychochemical warfare – The use of mind-altering drugs or chemicals with the intention of incapacitating an adversary through the temporary induction of hallucinations or delirium.
- U.S. Chemical weapons program – A program which began in 1917 and is said to have ended in 1990.
- Professional Medical Film – A series of technical motion pictures produced by the U.S. Army from the mid-1940s through the late 1960s.
- Military Medicine – The practice of medicine, healthcare, and medical research in relation to the military.
- Tick-borne disease – Diseases inflicting humans and other animals, caused by infectious agents transmitted by tick bites. These include Lyme Disease, for example (see below).
- Lyme Disease – A disease transmitted by tick bites.
- Biological warfare – Also known as germ warfare.
- History of biological warfare – History of the use of biological agents in warfare.
- Soviet biological weapons program – The biological weapons program said to have been conducted by the Soviet Union.
- Select agent – Biological agents with the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety.
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – A United States government agency which investigates complementary and alternative medicine.
- United States Army Pikes Peak Research Laboratory – A medical research laboratory for the assessment of the impact of high altitude on human physiological and medical parameters of military interest.
- Surgeon General of the United States Army – The senior-most officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department.
- Surgeon General of the United States Air Force – The senior-most Medical Service officer in the United States Department of the Air Force.
- Medical Corps (United States Army) – A staff corps of the U.S. Army Medical Department.
- Anthrax vaccines – Vaccines against the livestock and human disease anthrax.
- US Army MEDCOM navbox Template – A page summarizing the United States Army Medical Command.
- Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences – A United States Army project covering military medical research, primarily involving infectious diseases.
- Ebola virus cases in the United States – Article on Ebola virus cases that have occurred in the United States.
- Biological agent – A bacterium, virus, protozoan, parasite, or fungus that can be used purposefully as a weapon in bioterrorism or biological warfare.
- United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases – The U.S Army’s main institution and facility for defensive research into countermeasures against biological warfare.
Wikipedia: An encyclopedia controlled by special interests
When examining the full list of articles edited using U.S. Department of Defense IP addresses, one of the first things that stands out is the sheer amount of time invested in them. While it could certainly be argued that some of the edits are relatively minor, and that others relate to Wikipedia articles on subjects seemingly unrelated to Department of Defense interests, to do so would miss the point.
Publicly, Wikipedia continues to portray itself as a “free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world”. Behind the scenes, however, the reality is very different: it is being deliberately used by special interests as a key vehicle for influencing and controlling public opinion worldwide. Further evidence of this can be seen in the fact that Wikipedia articles are automatically now given a high degree of prominence in the results on all major search engines. Consequently, any information you attempt to publish on the site that is contrary to what these interests want you to believe is being swiftly removed. This especially applies to scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of natural health approaches, which Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia’s self-styled “spiritual leader”, has publicly derided as “the work of lunatic charlatans”.
With the people of the world increasingly waking up to the fact that the real fake news is largely provided through the orthodox mass media, let’s hope that similar prominent global attention is soon paid to the sources of the information we are being fed on Wikipedia.
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