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Pentagon Added to Axis of Evil

In what quite possibly is the stupidest thing I’ve seen in a long time the General Accounting Office found the Pentagon was selling biolab gear over the Internet.

“Many items needed to establish a laboratory for making biological warfare agents were being sold on the Internet to the public from DoD’s excess property inventory for pennies on the dollar, making them both easy and economical to obtain,” the GAO draft report said.
“As requested, GAO established a fictitious company and purchased over the Internet key excess DoD biological equipment items and related protective clothing necessary to produce and disseminate biological warfare agents.”

To be fair most of the equipment can be bought by the public, however the DoD had discounted the equipment to a mere 10 cents on the dollar making the equipment much more accessible.

Posted by joestump at October 6, 2003 11:48 PM