Originally posted by jezebel
This could, of course, be all coincidence, but I seriously doubt it. I believe that AIDS and it's percursor HIV, were created by the government to
reduce an element of the population it deemed undesirable. Sort of like Hitler's mass murder of the Jews, which he deemed inferior, only without a
verifiably bad guy to blame. Below is a short timeline of the outbreak of HIV/AIDS:
1969 Dr. Robert MacMahan of the Department of Defense requests from congress $10 million to develop, within 5 to 10 years, a synthetic
biological agent to which no natural immunity exists. 1970 Funding for the synthetic biological agent is obtained under H.R. 15090. The
project, under the supervision of the CIA, is carried out by the Special Operations Division at Fort Detrick, the army's top secret biological
weapons facility. Speculation is raised that molecular biology techniques are used to produce AIDS-like retroviruses.
1970 United States intensifies its development of "ethnic weapons" (Military Review, Nov., 1970), designed to selectively target and
eliminate specific ethnic groups who are susceptible due to genetic differences and variations in DNA.
1975 The virus section of Fort Detrick's Center for Biological Warfare Research is renamed the Fredrick Cancer Research Facilities and placed
under the supervision of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) . It is here that a special virus cancer program is initiated by the U.S. Navy,
purportedly to develop cancer-causing viruses. It is also here that retrovirologists isolate a virus to which no immunity exists. It is later named
HTLV (Human T-cell Leukemia Virus).
1978 Experimental Hepatitis B vaccine trials, conducted by the CDC, begin in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ads for
research subjects specifically ask for promiscuous homosexual men.
1981 First cases of AIDS are confirmed in homosexual men in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, triggering speculation that
AIDS may have been introduced via the Hepatitis B vaccine. 1985 According to the journal Science (227:173-177), HTLV and VISNA, a fatal sheep
virus, are very similar, indicating a close taxonomic and evolutionary relationship.
1986 According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (83:4007-4011), HIV and VISNA are highly similar and share all
structural elements, except for a small segment which is nearly identical to HTLV. This leads to speculation that HTLV and VISNA may have been
linked to produce a new retrovirus to which no natural immunity exists.
1986 A report to Congress reveals that the U.S. Government's current generation of biological agents includes: modified viruses, naturally
occurring toxins, and agents that are altered through genetic engineering to change immunological character and prevent treatment by all existing
For a really heart-warming view of how much our government loves us, read the entire time-line of government experimentation.
How are visna, HIV, HTLV, SIV, etc. related?
Much of the motivation for various theories depends on how close HIV is to visna and other viruses. To summarize:
Visna, HIV, HTLV, SIV, BLV, and so forth are all retroviruses. They are all related.
Visna, HIV, SIV, and others are in the lentivirus subfamily, so they are more closely related.
HIV is closest to SIV (the "monkey virus").
Back around 1986, when the various visna theories arose, the relationships were rather confused. Gallo thought HIV was closest to HTLV-I and HTLV-II,
so he gave the name "HTLV-III" to HIV; he was wrong. Others discovered that visna was the closest known virus to HIV. At this point, the conspiracy
theories arose that HIV was formed somehow from visna and maybe HTLV.
Over the next few years, however, things became much clearer. More viruses, such as SIV, were discovered. The genetic sequences of the viruses were
obtained, showing how they were related. At this point, attention turned away from visna, since it was found to be not especially close to HIV
compared to other viruses.
To summarize: The viruses described above are all retroviruses. Retroviruses have three subfamilies: Oncoviruses, Lentiviruses, and Spumaviruses. HTLV
is a oncovirus, while the remainder are lentiviruses. The analysis of genetic sequences gives strong evidence for the evolution of lentiviruses. They
apparently branched into the primate lentiviruses (HIV-1, HIV-2, and SIV), and the nonprimate lentiviruses (visna, BLV, EIAV, FIV, CAEV, etc.) Thus,
HIV and visna have many similarities since they are both lentiviruses, but HIV and SIV are much more similar.
So jezebel :] and i can give u tons of research material on this, and if u want i give u the genome organisation of them so u can see for yourself
[Edited on 3-12-2003 by jozuph]