AIDS: US Made?

In an article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of "Top Secret", Prof. J.
Segal and Dr. L. Segal illustrate 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 a
sister publication to the American Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB).
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," is lengthy and has a lot
of professional jargon.

"The fatal weakening of the immune system which has given AIDS its name
(Acquired Immune-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 to such an extent that new anti-bodies cannot be produced and
the defenseless 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.

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. Disorders in various organ systems
also occur, the most severe in the brain, the symptoms of which range from motor
disorders to severe dementia and death. 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 900,000 cases of AIDS in 1991, over 2,000,000 people
will be afflicted with the virus by the year 2,000. 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. Even when a vaccination becomes available,
it will not help those already infected. These and the following figures have
been reached by several different 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.

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. (poisonous to cells)

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