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Traditionally weapons are meant to be quick, efficient methods of killing or maiming.
Originally posted by intelgurl
All HIV does is slowly kill off the poor and line the pockets of the pharmecuetical industrialists.
Originally posted by Gnomon
I've heard that the blankets that were used by white people who had small-pox were given deliberately as gifts to some native americans. Their tribes were then wiped-out by the disease. Try an internet search on 'indian smallpox blanket'.
I don't know if it is completely true, but I've read it in more than a few sources.
So, who were the real 'savages'?
About HIV: We would not need to invent a new disease to use as a weapon: it would be easier to modify one we already have - that's why they have weaponized anthrax.
'Technology' is too often confused with 'civilized society'. The two are NOT interchangable.
At a House Appropriations hearing in 1969, the Defense Department's Biological Warfare (BW) division requested funds to develop through gene-splicing a new disease that would both resist and break down a victim's immune system. "Within the next 5 to 10 years it would probably be possible to make a new infective micro-organism which could differ in certain important respects from any known disease-causing organisms. 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 diseases." (See - A Higher Form of Killing: The Secret Story of Chemical and Biological Warfare by R. Harris and J. Paxman, p 266, Hill and Wang, pubs.) The funds were approved.
AIDS appeared within the requested time frame, and has the exact characteristics specified.
In 1972, the World Health Organization published a similar proposal: "An attempt should be made to ascertain whether viruses can in fact exert selective effects on immune function, e.g., by ...affecting T cell function as opposed to B cell function. The possibility should also be looked into that the immune response to the virus itself may be impaired if the infecting virus damages more or less selectively the cells responding to the viral antigens." (Bulletin of the W.H.O., vol. 47, p 257- 274.) This is a clinical description of the function of the AIDS virus.
The incidence of AIDS infections in Africa coincides exactly with the locations of the W.H.O. smallpox vaccination program in the mid-1970's (London Times, May 11, 1987). Some 14,000 Haitians then on UN secondment to Central Africa were also vaccinated in this campaign. Personnel actually conducting the vaccinations may have been completely unaware that the vaccine was anything other than what they were told.
A striking feature of AIDS is that it's ethno-selective. The rate of infection is twice as high among Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans as among whites, with death coming two to three times as swiftly. And over 80% of the children with AIDS and 90% of infants born with it are among these minorities. "Ethnic weapons" that would strike certain racial groups more heavily than others have been a long-standing U.S. Army BW objective. (Harris and Paxman, p 265)
Under the current U.S. administration biological warfare research spending has increased 500 percent, primarily in the area of genetic engineering of new disease organisms.
The "discovery" of the AIDS virus (HTLV3) was announced by Dr. Robert Gallo at the National Cancer Institute, which is on the grounds of Fort Detrick, Maryland, a primary U.S. Army biological warfare research facility. Actually, the AIDS virus looks and acts much more like a cross between a bovine leukemia virus and a sheep visna (brain-rot) virus, cultured in a human cell culture, than any virus of the HTLV group.
Originally posted by FourOceans
I've heard in the news a few years back that a bunch of people were at Paramount's Great America in California going around and stabbing people with HIV infected needles.. it can definitely be a terrifying and effective weapon.
Originally posted by JuanBond
For a while now I have been wondering if HIV/AIDS was created by a government or other group as a biological weapon.
I would like assistance to either ratify or debunk this theory, as the internet is a rather large place, and I'm also searching in other media forms for an answer.
I ask that links to articles be posted on this thread, and any personal comments/theories to be sent to me via U2U, so they won't clutter the boards.
thanks in advance for any help.
Originally posted by AD5673
I believe that HIV/AIDS was created by the U.S. government to kill gay people and African Americans about 10-15 years ago. (no offense to African Americans)