Aids. Refers To An Article In "Top Secret" By Prof. J. Segal And Dr. L. Segal

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PREFACEIn an extensive article in the Summer-Autumn 1990 issue of 'Top Secret',Prof J. Segal and Dr. L. Segal outline their theory that AIDS is a man-madedisease, originating at Pentagon bacteriological warfare labs at FortDetrick, Maryland. 'Top Secret' is the international edition of the Germanmagazine Geheim and is considered by many to be a sister publication to theAmerican Covert Action Information Bulletin (CAIB). In fact, Top Secretcarries the Naming Names column, which CAIB is prevented from doing by theAmerican government, and which names CIA agents in different locations inthe world. The article, named 'AIDS: US-Made Monster' and subtitled 'AIDS -its Nature and its Origins,' is lengthy, has a lot of professionalterminology and is dotted with footnotes.AIDS FACTS'The fatal weakening of the immune system which has given AIDS its name(Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome),' write the Segals, 'has been tracedback to a destruction or a functional failure of the T4-lymphocytes, alsocalled 'helper cells`, which play a regulatory role in the production ofantibodies in the immune system.' In the course of the illness, the numberof functional T4- cells is reduced greatly so that new anti-bodies cannotbe produced and the defenceless patient remains exposed to a range ofinfections that under other circumstances would have been harmless. MostAIDS patients die from opportunistic infections rather than from the AIDSvirus itself. The initial infection is characterized by diarrhea,erysipelas and intermittent fever. An apparent recovery follows after 2-3weeks, and in many cases the patient remains without symptoms and functionsnormally for years. Occasionally a swelling of the lymph glands, which doesnot affect the patient's well-being, can be observed. After several years,the pre-AIDS stage, known as ARC (Aids- Related Complex) sets in. Thisstage includes disorders in the digestive tract, kidneys and lungs. In mostcases it develops into full-blown AIDS in about a year, at which pointopportunistic illnesses occur. Parallel to this syndrome, disorders invarious organ systems occur, the most severe in the brain, the symptoms ofwhich range from motoric disorders to severe dementia and death. This setof symptoms, say the Segals, is identical in every detail with the Visnasickness which occurs in sheep, mainly in Iceland. (Visna means tirednessin Icelandic). However, the visna virus is not pathogenic for human beings.The Segals note that despite the fact that AIDS is transmitted only throughsexual intercourse, blood transfusions and non- sterile hypodermic needles,the infection has spread dramatically. During the first few years after itsdiscovery, the number of AIDS patients doubled every six months, and isstill doubling every 12 months now though numerous measures have been takenagainst it. Based on these figures, it is estimated that in the US, whichhad 120,000 cases of AIDS at the end of 1988, 900,000 people will have AIDSor will have died of it by the end...

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