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Old 03-03-2017, 05:31 PM   #1
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Six-legged soldiers?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-legged_Soldiers

Supposedly insects have been used as weapons in war since ancient China. Does anyone here think this might be BS? I mean you can pretty much just step on bugs.

In any event, are there any cases in history where the US government used insect warfare against the natives? Supposedly the Japanese used a form of bubonic plague with the infamous Unit 731:

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Japan used entomological warfare on a large scale during World War II in China.[13] Unit 731, Japan's infamous biological warfare unit led by Lt. General Shirō Ishii, used plague-infected fleas and flies covered with cholera to infect the population in China.[13] The Japanese military dispersed the insects by spraying them from low-flying airplanes and dropping bombs filled with a mixture of insects and disease.[9] Localized and deadly epidemics resulted and nearly 500,000 Chinese died of disease.[13][14] An international symposium of historians declared in 2002 that Japanese entomological warfare in China was responsible for the deaths of 440,000.[9]
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Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night was a 1945 plan developed by Shirō Ishii to wage biological warfare upon civilian population centers in Southern California in the United States during the final months of World War II, using pathogens created by members of Ishii's Unit 731.

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During the Second Sino-Japanese War and later World War II, the Japanese had encased bubonic plague, cholera, smallpox, botulism, anthrax, and other diseases into bombs where they were routinely dropped on Chinese combatants and non-combatants. According to the 2002 International Symposium on the Crimes of Bacteriological Warfare, the number of people killed by the Imperial Japanese Army germ warfare and human experiments is around 580,000.[1] According to other sources, "tens of thousands, and perhaps as many as 400,000 Chinese died of bubonic plague, cholera, anthrax and other diseases" from the use of biological warfare.[2]
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-legged_Soldiers

Supposedly insects have been used as weapons in war since ancient China. Does anyone here think this might be BS? I mean you can pretty much just step on bugs.

In any event, are there any cases in history where the US government used insect warfare against the natives? Supposedly the Japanese used a form of bubonic plague with the infamous Unit 731:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entomo..._warfare#Japan



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat...ssoms_at_Night
It's feasible I guess.
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