PITTSBURGH Brotherly Lovers Of Original Democracy, founded 1994 in Philadelphia to spearhead a class action lawsuit against Uncle Sam for bio-enginering AIDS, has collected over 3,000 signatures from all 50 United States. Witnessing the unprecidented openness of the Clinton Administration in dealing with similar situations, such as cold war radiation experiments conducted upon thousands of unsuspecting poor people, Gulf War Syndrome (increasingly linked to experimental biowarfare vaccines given to a half-million U.S. troops), and a presidential apology for the racist Tuskgegee syphilis study from 1932 to 1972, Brotherly Lovers is pursuing a Congressional hearing rather than a class action.
On June 6, 1969 (the same month as the Stonewall Uprising launched the Gay Rights Movement) Pentagon spokesman Dr. Donald MacArthur testified before Congress:
“Within the next five to ten years, it would probably be possible to make a new infective microorganism which could differ in certain important aspects from any known disease-causing organism. Most important of these is that it might be refractory to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease. A research program to explore the feasibility of this could be completed in approximately five years at a total cost of $10 million.” (HB 15090, pg 129)
Indeed, “a disease-causing organism… refractory [resistant] to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease” appeared within “5 to 10 years.” HIV is the first and only disease to fulfill such a definition.
Proving that AIDS emerged simultaneously in Africa and America in the late 1970s, Scientific American (March 1996) published, “The African AIDS Epidemic,” which states: “One frequently mentioned explanation for the severe epidemic in the AIDS belt is that the virus originated here and continues to move outward from an epicenter of disease. But AIDS cases appeared in hospitals in Uganda and Rwanda at the same time they did in the West, and no stored human-tissue samples taken from Africans during the 1970s are HIV-positive.”
The earliest cases of AIDS are stored blood samples from New York City in January 1979 (two months after the beginning of the hepatitis-B vaccine trials upon gay men from Manhattan.
1984 tests revealed that 6.6% of the 1979 blood-samples were found to be HIV-positive. By 1985, 66% of the men in the hepatitis-B trial tested HIV-positive.)
In 1990 researchers announced that tissue samples taken in 1959 from a British sailor named David Carr tested HIV-positive and was widely touted as proof that AIDS had existed for decades. However, upon further testing by America’s leading geneticist, Dr. David Ho, it was concluded “that the material came not from one person but at least two individuals. Whether that is an accident or something else we have no way of saying.” (New York Times, 4/4/95) The researchers responsible for David Carr’s false-positive HIV test acknowleged it resulted from contamination within their laboratory in a letter published by the journal Lancet (January 1996). Andrew Bailey and Gerald Corbitt wrote: “We must conclude that we find no evidence… to suggest that the 1959 Manchester patient carried HIV.”
Robert Strecker, M.D., Ph.D., and Ted Strecker, Esq., were hired by a California HMO in 1983 to research the potential impact of AIDS, and studied hundreds of scientific journals which led them to conclude that the AIDS virus was predicted in 1966, requested in 1969, produced in the early 1970s and unleashed in the late 1970s via smallpox and hepatitis B vaccine trials in Africa and America. “The Strecker Memorandum” presents this fully documented information in a 97-minute video that was sent to every member of Congress in 1984, and is available at many alternative bookstores.
Alan Cantwell Jr, M.D. has published two well-documented books, AIDS and the Doctors of Death (1988) and Queer Blood (1993) outlining the man-made origin of AIDS. Dr. Cantwell, who has published over 30 papers on his cancer microbe research, initially dismissed AIDS biowarfare as absurd until he investigated the evidence compiled by the Strecker brothers. Queer Blood won the Benjamin Franklin Book Award in 1994.
William Campbell Douglas, M.D., National Health Federation’s 1985 Doctor of the Year, published AIDS:The End of Civilization, 1989, detailing the development of HIV by scientists working at the army’s biowarfare lab at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
John Seale, M.D. concludes AIDS was man-made in “Origins of the AIDS Viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2: Fact or Fiction?” (The British Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 81:617-619, 1988) .
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas E. Bearden (U.S. Army, retired) published AIDS Biological Warfare in 1988 which maintains that HIV was developed in American biowarfare labs. Bearden holds a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, and heads an aerospace firm in Georgia.
Dr. Leonard Horowitz, DMD, MA, MPH, a Harvard graduate, published Emerging Viruses: AIDS & Ebola — Nature, Accident or Genocide in 1996. OutpostS Book Review calls it: “The most massive, well-documented assembly of evidence ever published in support of the idea that the AIDS virus could have been manufactured as a biological weapon… If you scoff at the notion, you won’t be so cocky once you see how much evidence exists.”
Washington State Supreme Court Justice William Goodloe (retired) wrote a letter in 1990 supporting published articles by award-winning journalist, Peter MacKenzie: “I have heard and seen reports of the possible artificial origin of the AIDS virus, but until this report have not seen such compelling evidence of its truth. Mr. MacKenzie has assembled a remarkable documentation of heretofore unpublished data, and an immediate governmental investigation at the highest level should be commenced.”
Samuel Evans, Chairman of the National Council of Public Auditors, sent the following letter to every member of Congress in 1989:
“I address this letter to you requesting a Congressional investigation into the ‘allegations’ that our government is financing research and development through genetic heredity engineering to multiply certain viruses to kill specific racial groups…The multitude of allegations, statements, news articles and personal testimony demands prompt clarification. For instance, it is alleged:
1. That Col. David L. Huxsoll, commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., has received $60 million for research in biological ethnic weapons.
2. That it might be possible to wage ethnic warfare by developing substances that affect one race more than another. According to Newsweek magazine, Jan. 16, 1989, an example would include ‘Valley fever, which is much more likely to kill blacks than whites.’ Another substance, developed at a southern California university, is believed to kill only people with melanin in their skin.
3. That it is a coincidence that Fort Detrick, which is where Col. Huxsoll’s biological research is being conducted, is also the site of AIDS research….
These allegations go to the very root of our constitutional form of government and basic world human rights, and must be responded to by elected governmental officials on all levels. Nothing less than a Congressional hearing and investigation that may lead to a full world conference in the United Nations is needed to clarify and defuse the alleged mentally deranged plan of world depopulation by ethnic weapons.” (Published in the Executive Intelligence Review, 3/17/89)
The Report of the President’s Chemical Warfare Commission admits, “The rapid advances of genetic technology — in which the US for now is fortunately the leader — offer the predictable likelihood of new agents being developed for which no vaccines or counteragents are known or available.” (Govt. Printing Office, 1985)
Erwin Chargaff, Professor Emeritus of Columbia University and recipient of the National Medal of Science for his work with DNA, warned of such research: “I should say that the spreading of experimental cancer may be confidently expected.” (New York Times Magazine, 8/22/76)
The Foundation for Economic Trends, in a 1987 lawsuit, forced the Department of Defense to divulge its operation of 127 chemical and biological warfare research sites in the U.S., including universities and corporations, as reported by Science Magazine (2/27/87).
The New Delhi Patriot (India), on July 4, 1984, was the first newspaper in the world to run a story claiming AIDS was created in a U.S. Biological Warfare Lab (contrary to FBI disinformation that the story originated as Soviet propaganda).
The Literaturnya Gazeta (U.S.S.R.) first reported that the U.S. military of bioengineered AIDS sixteen months later, on October 30, 1985.
The Sunday Express (London) interviewed the American doctor who was the first to state publically that AIDS was bioengineered: Robert Strecker, M.D., Ph.D. (10/26/86) All sources cited by Strecker are from respected medical and scientific journals (Bulletin of the United Nations World Health Organization 1972; Fogerty International Center Proceedings, #15, 31:1087-1104, 1972; Seventh National Cancer Conference Proceedings, pp. 679-684, 1972; Progressive Medical Virology 14:1-35, 1972; Nature 230:445-447, 1972; Texas Medicine 69:65-75, 1973; Journal of Virology 12:1540-1547, 1973; Cancer Research 34:2745-2757, 1974; Quantitative Biology 39:847-857, 1974; Journal of Virology 13:197-204, 1974; Journal of Experimental Medicine 143:187-205, 1976; Veterinary Microbiology 1:351-357, 1976; Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 73:1073-1077, 1976; Cancer Research 36:3851-3853, 1976; Virology 77:534-544, 1977; Science 201:821-824, 1978; Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 73:447-451, 1978; Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 75:2972-2976, 1978; Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 75:2468-2472, 1978; Journal of General Virology 38:375-381, l978; and the Journal of General Virology 42:1-26, 1979, etc).
The New York Native was the first American paper to report the story, quoting an anonymous source who worked for the Fort Detrick Biological Warfare Lab in Bethesda, Maryland, and claimed that the AIDS biowarfare program was called “Operation Firm Hand.” (4/13/87)
The New York Times reported that “Fort Detrick was the Army’s biological warfare development center until 1969 and is now the site of some AIDS-related research.” (4/8/87) It is strange that the Pentagon’s biowarfare lab would be converted into an AIDS research lab. A comment by a Fort Detrick official published in the Philadelphia Daily News implies that the lab is involved in much more than researching the cause and treatment of AIDS. Col. David L. Huxsoll told a meeting of scientists, “studies at the Army laboratories have shown that the AIDS virus would be an extremely poor biological warfare agent.” (2/18/87) Yet, the latest government study shows AIDS to be a very good selective killer.
The National Research Council concluded, “HIV infection and AIDS will remain limited to specific geographic areas and risk groups identified at the beginning of the epidemic: gay men and more particularly an ever-growing population of urban, drug-addicted, poverty-ridden, malnourished, hopeless and medically deprived people.” (The Wall Street Journal, 3/17/93)
Tony Brown’s Journal, the longest-running black public affairs program on PBS, aired a four-part series on man-made AIDS: “The First AIDS Whistle-Blower” with Dr. Strecker (#1214); “What Causes AIDS” with Dr. Cantwell (#1215); “Is AIDS A Biological Experiment?” with Dr. Leonard Cole (#1217); and “Is AIDS Man-made?” with Dr. Rudolph Jackson (#1132). Bill Cosby stated his belief that AIDS was man-made on CNN, Thanksgiving 1991. Polls show two-thirds of African Americans believe AIDS to be man-made.
The London Times ran a front page story, “SMALLPOX VACCINE TRIGGERED AIDS VIRUS,” (5/11/87) in which two World Health Organization officials connected the outbreak of AIDS in Africa to the 1977 smallpox vaccination program. This important story never appeared in any mainstream U.S. news media. Nor has the 1979 New York City hepatitis B vaccine trial blood samples containing the first confirmed cases of AIDS.
A Higher Form of Killing, the 1982 underground bestseller by journalists Robert Harris and Jeremy Paxman, documents hundreds of incidents in which the U.S. Army admittedly experimented upon soldiers and civilians with chemicals and viruses in cities such as San Francisco. Current congressional hearings reveal deadly radiation experiments were conducted on countless unconsenting citizens by the U.S. military during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
Dr. Garth Nicolson, who works for the largest cancer center in the world and has authored over 400 scientific papers, notes “very strong evidence that the Gulf War syndrome is caused in part by infectious microbes specially modified for biological warfare. The type of mycoplasma we identified was highly unusual and it almost certainly couldn’t occur naturally. It has one gene from the HIV-1 virus — but only one gene. This meant it was almost certainly an artificially modified microbe. When we looked at the history of mycoplasma research we found evidence that the military had funded vaccine testing in a Texas prison well before the Gulf War. When we checked with the prison we learned that many of the prisoners involved — plus prison guards and family members — were currently ill with the same symptoms as Gulf War syndrome. Further, we were able to study samples of these prisoners’ blood and found that they were infected with the same unique mycoplasma that was infecting 50,000 Gulf War veterans. I am the author of some of the most important scientific papers published in the last 20 years. Yet, since we have been working on this issue we’ve encountered many attempts to block papers and articles from publication and our mail, phone and fax have been intercepted.” (Dr. Nicolson, Tel: 714-476-0204, Direct: 714-476-7933, Fax: 714-757-0419.)
U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder (D. Colo.) responded to Dr. Nicolson’s research: “This country cannot stand another cover-up…. Now we have a respected scientist with very impressive professional credentials who says he not only identified the cause of Gulf War syndrome, but he knows how to cure it as well. And this vital information is being ignored by the Pentagon and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. That’s outrageous! This matter should be thoroughly investigated by the House National Security Committee. I plan to request such an investigation.”