AIDS - A U.S. Made Monster?

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AIDS - A U.S. Made Monster?


In an extensive article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of

"Top Secret", Prof J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal outline their

theory that AIDS is a man-made disease, originating at

Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at Fort Detrick,

Maryland. "Top Secret" is the international edition of the

German magazine Geheim and is considered by many to be a

sister publication to the American Covert Action Information

Bulletin (CAIB). In fact, Top Secret carries the Naming

Names column, which CAIB is prevented from doing by the

American government, and which names CIA agents in different

locations in the world. The article, named "AIDS: US-Made

Monster" and subtitled "AIDS - its Nature and its Origins,"

is lengthy, has a lot of professional terminology and is

dotted with footnotes.


"The fatal weakening of the immune system which has given

AIDS its name (Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome)," write

the Segals, "has been traced back to a destruction or a

functional failure of the T4-lymphocytes, also called

'helper cells`, which play a regulatory role in the

production of antibodies in the immune system."

In the

course of the illness, the number of functional T4-

cells is reduced greatly so that new anti-bodies cannot be

produced and the defenceless patient remains exposed to a

range of infections that under other circumstances would

have been harmless. Most AIDS patients die from

opportunistic infections rather than from the AIDS virus

itself. The initial infection is characterized by diarrhea,

erysipelas and intermittent fever. An apparent recovery

follows after 2-3 weeks, and in many cases the patient

remains without symptoms and functions normally for years.

Occasionally a swelling of the lymph glands, which does not

affect the patient's well-being, can be observed. After

several years, the pre-AIDS stage, known as ARC (Aids-

Related Complex) sets in. This stage includes disorders in

the digestive tract, kidneys and lungs. In most cases it

develops into full-blown AIDS in about a year, at which

point opportunistic illnesses occur. Parallel to this

syndrome, disorders in various organ systems occur, the most

severe in the brain, the symptoms of which range from

motoric disorders to severe dementia and death. This set of

symptoms, say the Segals, is identical in every detail with

the Visna sickness which occurs in sheep, mainly in Iceland.

(Visna means tiredness in Icelandic). However, the visna

virus is not pathogenic for human beings. The Segals note

that despite the fact that AIDS is transmitted only through

sexual intercourse, blood transfusions and non- sterile

hypodermic needles, the infection has spread dramatically.

During the first few years after its discovery, the number

of AIDS patients doubled every six months, and is still

doubling every 12 months now though numerous measures have

been taken against it. Based on these figures, it is

estimated that in the US, which had 120,000 cases of AIDS at

the end of 1988, 900,000 people will have AIDS or will have

died of it by the end of 1991. It is also estimated that the

number of people infected is at least ten times the number

of those suffering from an acute case of AIDS. That in the

year 1995 there will be between 10-14 million cases of

AIDS and an additional 100 million people infected, 80

percent of them in the US, while a possible vaccination will

not be available before 1995 by the most optimistic

estimates. Even when such vaccination becomes available, it

will not help those already infected. These and following

figures have been reached at by several different mainstream

sources, such as the US Surgeon General and the Chief of the

medical services of the US Army. "AIDS does not merely bring

certain dangers with it; it is clearly a programmed

catastrophe for the human race, whose magnitude is

comparable only with that of a nuclear war", say the Segals.

"They later explain what they mean by "programmed," showing

that the virus was produced by humans, namely Dr. Robert

Gallo of the Bethesda Cancer Research Center in

Maryland. When proceeding to prove their claims, the Segals

are careful to note that:

"We have given preference to the investigative results of

highly renowned laboratories, whose objective contents

cannot be doubted. We must emphasize, in this connection,

that we do not know of any findings that have been published

in professional journals that contradict our hypotheses."


The first KNOWN cases of AIDS occurred in New York in 1979.

The first DESCRIBED cases were in California in 1979. The

virus was isolated in Paris in May 1983, taken from a French

homosexual who had returned home ill from a trip to the East

Coast of the US. One year later, Robert Gallo and his

co-workers at the Bethesda Cancer Research Center published

their discovery of the same virus, which is cytotoxic. ( i.e

poisonous to cells ) Shortly after publishing his discovery,

Gallo stated to newspapers that the virus had developed by a

natural process from the Human Adult Leukemia virus, HTLV-1,

which he had previously discovered. However, this claim was

not published in professional publications, and soon after,

Alizon and Montagnier, two researchers of the Pasteur

Institute in Paris published charts of HTLV-1 and HIV,

showing that the viruses had basically different structures.

They also declared categorically that they knew of no

natural process by which one of these two forms could have

evolved into the other. According to the professional

"science" magazine, the fall 1984 annual meeting of the

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),

was almost entirely devoted to the question of: to what

extent new pathogenic agents could be produced via human

manipulation of genes. According to the Segals, AIDS was

practically the sole topic of discussion.


The Segals discuss the findings of Gonda et al, who compared

the HIV, visna and other closely-related viruses and found

that the visna virus is the most similar to HIV. The two

were, in fact, 60% identical in 1986. According to

findings of the Hahn group, the mutation rate of the HIV

virus was about a million times higher than that of similar

viruses, and that on the average a 10% alteration took place

every two years. That would mean that in 1984, the

difference between HIV and visna would have been only 30%,

in 1982- 20%, 10% in 1980 and zero in 1978. "This means,"

say the Segals, "that at this time visna viruses changed

into HIV, receiving at the same time the ability to become

parasites in human T4-cells and the high genetic instability

that is not known in other retroviruses. This is also

consistent with the fact that the first cases of AIDS

appeared about one year later, in the spring of 1979."

"In his comparison of the genomes of visna and HIV," add the

Segals, "Coffin hit upon a remarkable feature. The env

(envelope) area of the HIV genome, which encodes the

envelope proteins which help the virus to attach itself to

the host cell, is about 300 nucleotides longer than the same

area in visna. This behaviour suggests that an additional

piece has been inserted into the genomes of the visna virus,

a piece that alters the envelope proteins and enables them

to bind themselves to the T4-receptors. BUT THIS SECTION


match the rest of the system biochemically.

The above mentioned work by Gonda et al shows that the HIV

virus has a section of about 300 nucleotides, which does not

exist in the visna virus. That length corresponds with what

Coffin described. That section is particularly unstable,

which indicates that it is an alien object. According to the

Segals, it "originates in an HTLV-1 genome, (discovered by

Gallo-ED) for the likelihood of an accidental occurrence in

HIV of a genome sequence 60% identical with a section of the

HTLV-1 that is 300 nucleotides in length is zero." Since the

visna virus is incapable of attaching itself to human T4

receptors, it must have been the transfer of the HTLV-1

genome section which gave visna the capability to do so. In

other words, the addition of HTLV-1 to visna made the

HIV virus. In addition, the high mutation rate of the HIV

genome has been explained by another scientific team,

Chandra et al, by the fact that it is "a combination of two

genome parts which are alien to each other BY ARTIFICIAL

MEANS rather than by a natural process of evolution, because

this process would have immediately eliminated, through

natural selection, systems that are so replete with

disorders." "These are the facts of the case," say the

Segals. "HIV is essentially a visna virus which carries an

additional protein monomer of HTLV-1 that has an epitope

capable of bonding with T4 receptors. Neither Alizon and

Montagnier nor any other biologist know of any natural

mechanism that would make it possible for the epitope to be

transferred from HTLV-1 to the visna virus. For this reason

we can come to only one conclusion: that this gene

combination arose by artificial means, through gene



"The construction of a recombinant virus by means of gene

manipulation is extraordinarily expensive, and it requires a

large number of highly qualified personnel, complicated

equipment and expensive high security laboratories.

Moreover, the product would have no commercial value. Who,

then," ask the Segals, "would have provided the resources

for a type of research that was aimed solely at the

production of a new disease that would be deadly to human

beings?" The English sociologist Allistair Hay (as well as

Paxman et al in "A Higher Form of Killing"-ED), published a

document whose authenticity has been confirmed by the US

Congress, showing that a representative of the Pentagon

requested in 1969 additional funding for biological warfare

research. The intention was to create, within the next ten

years, a new virus that would not be susceptible to the

immune system, so that the afflicted patient would

not be able to develop any defense against it. Ten years

later, in the spring of 1979, the first cases of AIDS

appeared in New York. "Thus began a phase of frantic

experimentation," say the Segals. One group was working on

trying to cause animal pathogens to adapt themselves

to life in human beings. This was done under the cover of

searching for a cure for cancer. The race was won by Gallo,

who described his findings in 1975. A year later, Gallo

described gene manipulations he was conducting. In 1980 he

published his discovery of HTLV. In the fall of 1977, a P4

(highest security category of laboratory, in which

human pathogens are subjected to genetic manipulations)

laboratory was officially opened in building 550 of Fort

Detrick, MD, the Pentagon's main biological warfare research

center. "In an article in 'Der Spiegel`, Prof. Mollings

point out that this type of gene manipulation was still

extremely difficult in 1977. One would have had to have a

genius as great as Robert Gallo for this purpose, note the

Segals." Lo and behold. In a supposed compliance with the

international accord banning the research, production and

storage of biological weapons, part of Fort Detrick was

"demilitarized" and the virus section renamed the

"Frederick Cancer Research Facility". It was put under the

direction of the Cancer Research Institute rican citizens were exposed

to dangerous doses of radioactivity. Some of them were

prisoners who had volunteered, but they also included

residents of old-age homes, inmates of insane asylums,

handicapped people in nursing homes, and even normal

patients in public hospitals; most of them were subjected to

these experiments without their permission. Thus the

'barbaric past` is not really a thing of the past."

"It is remarkable that most of these experiments were

carried out in university institutes and federal hospitals,

all of which are named in the report. Nonetheless, these

facts remained secret until 1984, and even then a

Congressional committee that was equipped with all the

necessary authorization needed two years in order to bring

these facts to life. We are often asked how the work on the

AIDS virus could have been kept secret. Now, experiments

performed on a few dozen prisoners in a laboratory that is

subject to military security can be far more easily kept

secret than could be the Manhattan Project."