We all know how HIV/AIDS started right? It made a species jump from monkeys, who carried SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus), to humans. Most likely through the Cut Hunter Theory. That is to say that a Hunter with an open wound or cut contracted it through the contamination of blood whilst butchering a monkey (bush meat being part of the staple diet in many African regions). This seems plausible but doesn't explain why HIV/AIDS wasn't already rife in Africa, given that it seems likely that SIV has been present in Monkeys and Apes for at least 32000 years.
In the early 90's an alternate theory was put forward in a Rolling Stone article written by a Journalist called Tom Curtis. Curtis’s theory suggested that an experimental Oral Polio Vaccine, which was tested by Hilary Koprowski in Central Africa in the late 50s, was the most likely candidate for an accidental infection of SIV in humans. Now, to understand this we need a quick overview of how the Polio Vaccine was created. Essentially they mashed up monkey organs (principally the kidneys), then grew the live Polio Virus within the tissue culture. This is then inactivated using Formaldehyde. The problem (which didn't appear to bother the pioneers of this Vaccine, or the large Pharmaceutical Companies giving their financial backing to it), was that there was no guarantee against cross contamination from diseases already present in the monkeys. An example of this is SV40, a Simian Virus known to cause Tumours and Lymphomas in Humans. This virus was found in Polio Vaccines produced in the US between 1955 and 1961 (and Soviet Bloc Countries, China, Japan and Africa as late as 1980). It is impossible to say if SV40 was present in Humans before these Vaccinations were administered but there is no doubt that Scientists knew about the threat of cross contamination and there is evidence to suggest that they were told to keep silent about their concerns.
The storm caused by Curtis’s research rumbled on throughout the 90’s until in 2001 the Royal Society of London held a conference to determine the initial cause of HIV/AIDS in an attempt to put the matter to bed once and for all. The conclusion was to see the death of Curtis’s theory as it was decided that Chimpanzees (the main carriers of SIV in the area), were not used during the manufacture of the Vaccine. It turns out that this was only a half-truth. It seems that the Vaccine was originally created using other monkey types, but was mass-produced locally for the 50’s Belgian Congo trial. And the animal caught locally and used at the Kisangani Medicine Facility for all the Oral Polio Vaccines? The Chimpanzee.
So, am I saying that the Oral Polio Vaccine Trials held in 1950’s Africa is the root cause of HIV/AIDS in humans? Well, no actually, but I think it’s an important (real) history lesson. I believe that it may have been responsible for small pockets of the disease and possibly the factor behind the very early cases (although they have only been identified retrospectively following research carried out in the 80’s). No, I’m going to pin the blame on the Early Hepatitis B Vaccinations held simultaneously in New York and Central Africa between 1970 and 1975. African Chimpanzees were used in the manufacture of these early HB Vaccines and soon after these trials AIDS like symptoms were first recorded at these locations, most notably the GRID (Gay Related Immune Deficiency), cases in New York.
The question remains, given that the knowledge of cross contamination (all be it suppressed) must have been available in the high echelons of Vaccine research and undoubtedly in the Bio-Warfare labs of Maryland and Portland Down, how much was known of HIV/AIDS before the HB Vaccine trials of the early 70’s. Where is the line between accidental infection and the reckless pursuit of Eugenics research?
For further reading of the subject, may I suggest the excellent Emerging Viruses by Leonard G Horowitz. A summary of his research on the HB Vaccine and the origin of AIDS can be found Here.
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Hello and welcome to the new Blog.
I wanted to start as I mean to carry on. Put it right out there - hit you with a curve ball immediately. Why would I do this? Well, I live somewhat on the fringe, I see things slightly differently to most and I see no reason to dress stuff up. I wanted to throw you in at the deep end and see how you cope. Those of you that are left thrashing around trying to get to the bank, back to the safety of your warm fluffy BBC News filtered world are just gonna have to tough it out. This is how it's gonna be...
Topic One - Aliens. See, I warned you. Here's the deal with the Alien thing. It's completely real, but there is an aspect of the Alien Agenda that is often overlooked. Let's just say that the Roswell Crash was a real event. Apart from the whole EBE thing, the big news here is that the Military Industrial Complex has had downed Alien Tech since at least the late 40's. That' s a long old time. Plenty of time for the top Military Scientists to back engineer and understand the advanced physics involved. So what does that mean in real terms?
Well, it essentially means a two-tiered society, the haves and the have-nots if you like. There must be a group of people living hundreds, if not thousands of years in advance of the rest of us. A secret space program, secret (space-based) weaponry and power sources. In fact, secret just about everything. Ben Rich, Director of Lockheed's Skunk Works, considered the father of Stealth Technology, said during a 1993 Alumni speech at the UCLA:
"We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity... Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do."
So where does that leave UFO Disclosure? Well... in a puddle of crap wearing the wrong shoes. I just cannot see it ever happening. If you lived in a future society with miracles at your finger tips, would you give that up? Or would you do everything in your considerable power to maintain the status quo...? Let them eat Soylent Green...
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