Caribbean Region at Grave Risk of Biological Warfare

The President of the Dominican Republic is not in full control, and this is evident from cables leaked to Wikileaks by the political prisoner, Chelsea Manning. When former President Leonel Fernandez was informed by the US Ambassador that the chief of the Dominican intelligence directorate was implicated with Captain Quirino Paulino, one of the most power drug barons in the Caribbean, the Dominican Head of State acknowledged that corruption was systemic in the armed forces, and that he had been working overtime to retire generals loyal to former Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, who committed genocide in 1937, massacring 30,000 people of Haitian descent in order to eliminate their "negroid features" from the country's gene pool.

Over the course of his brutal 30 year-rule, Trujillo disappeared large numbers of dark Dominicans, imported "virile" white males from Franco's regime in Spain, and closely allied himself with fascist priests from the Vatican. Trujillo was one of the 10 wealthiest men on the planet, and he used his wealth to cultivate diplomatic relations in far corners of the world, especially with Taiwan. 

The Dominican Republic and Taiwan have a historical connection: the Dominican Ambassador was ordered by the anti-communist Trujillo to march next to Chiang Kai-shek until the death. 

Chiang Kai-shek, the first President of Taiwan, faced bitter defeat at the hands of Mao Zedong's communist guerrillas, but an order from Trujillo could not be refused unless a person wanted his entire family tortured, and thus dutifully the Dominican diplomat was just one of two ambassadors to march from China into exile with the Taiwanese leader during the historical rift between the two Asian powers. 

Today, the relationship between the DR and Taiwan could be compared to the relationship between the United States and Israel, with the Dominican government not fully recognizing China, and maintaining diplomatic relations only with Taiwan

Though once a poor country with a stagnant economy, the Dominican Republic, with its closely cultivated Asian alliances, has become a tourism powerhub, dominating the industry in the Caribbean. The wealth from tourism, combined with shrewd, emotionally-uncompromising economic decisions and investments, has seen the Dominican economy become the fastest-growing in the Western Hemisphere.

These new riches have revived old ambitions for "refining the race," and the island's carefully cultivated relationship with Taiwan means that the Dominican government has access to the most-advanced biological weapons program outside of Israel. 

Three years ago, Abreu Report wrote: 

"In 2003, Taiwan found itself in the middle of the SARS epidemic and, 'frantic to find a way to lead Taiwan out of its SARS quandary, President Chen Shui-bian uncovered one of the nation’s most jealously kept secrets: the capability of waging biological warfare.' After revealing the existence of the biological warfare division, President Chen ordered them to come to the rescue. President Chen would also later reveal that the division was: 'set up with the assistance of Israel more than a dozen years ago to produce weapons-grade germs and viruses.' 

However, President Chen would also later claim that the division was no longer producing weapons of mass destruction, and was instead focused on defense from a biological attack by mainland China. China, however, does not publicly admit to its bioweapons program; it's as opaque as it's terrifying. Transparency and executive orders are, it seems, [North] American phenomena."

If the historical relationship between Taiwan and the Dominican Republic was not special in terms of an Ambassador being forced to march next to Chiang Kai-shek until the death, it should also be noted that the Dominican Republic has a special relationship with those very individuals who helped the Taiwanese develop their bioweapons program.

During the Evian Conference, when the fate of Europe's Jewry was being decided, Dictator Rafael Trujillo's government was the only one willing to accept Jews, granting 100,000 visas and gifting business rights in the city of Sosua, where a synagogue attended by Dominican Jews descended from those refugees still stands today.

Utilizing what is a essentially an army of diplomats -- one with a bigger presence in the United States than Brazil, a country with nearly 20 times its population -- the Dominican Republic is engaging in intensive efforts to acquire all the necessary research required to develop a bioweapons program rivaling Israel and Taiwan, and that would serve as a deterrent against foreign invasion, but could in actuality be used to annihilate the population of Haiti, the country's neighbor and long-time foe.

Biological war in the Caribbean?
In 2012, Julia Ou, the Secretary of the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission and Taiwanese envoy to the Dominican Republic, was found stabbed to death in her apartment in Santo Domingo. 

There was no sign of a break-in, and police had no suspects in what was clearly a silent, professional hit. There was speculation at the time in the Dominican media that Ms. Ou may have been murdered because of information about the Dominico-Tawainese bioweapons program that she was alleged to have passed on to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM.) 

The Dominican Republic and CARICOM have for several years now been engaged in an economic war, with the alliance of small Caribbean islands boosting their population after drawing in Haiti, essentially establishing a base next to their foe.

There are very real fears in the Dominican Republic that CARICOM's ultimate goal is to continue its expansionist agenda, eventually incorporating the Dominican Republic into its sphere of influence, and fusing the island of Hispaniola, thereby erasing the Dominico-Haitian border. 

These ultra-nationalist fears in the Dominican Republic led to the creation of a secretive military unit tasked with defending the border "regardless of the price." 
Trujillo, post-anthrax. AGN
Anthrax: weapon of genocide?

This military unit, according to a source in to the Dominican government, is "authorized" to use: anthrax, botulism, and other deadly pathogens. 

The Dominican government has since the Trujillo dictatorship experimented with anthrax, and even he himself came close to death after being poisoned with the deadly bacterial weapon during a suspected assassination attempt by one of his subordinates.

If the calmness and frequency with which Dominican state forces use chemical agents against the country's college students is any indication, the world can be certain that the use of biological weapons represents no qualms for the country's leaders.  

Since 2009, the Dominican media has been telling the population to prepare for biological warfare, and we can only hope that those warnings never have to be heeded by the people of the Caribbean. 

We have entered one of the most dangerous periods in human history, and the wrong political crisis in Haiti, or the election of the wrong Dominican leader, could set off a horrendous war whose effects will be felt from Florida to Venezuela, producing casualties in the hundreds of thousand.