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December 22, 2010

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire

Dr. Nancy T. Banks has exploded the myth of the HIV virus in her first book  AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire: The Deadly Virus of International Greed. Not only does she walk her readers through the medical fraud and science behind AIDS but she lays out the modus operandi of “just business” in unequivocal terms of official government policy and programming. The beauty of Dr. Banks’ work is that we have a tool to help deconstruct the other “public health” practices of the 20th century and look at the historical objectives hiding behind the so-called epidemics of the past.
Dr. Banks writes, “There is no scientific data validating the contention that what is currently referred to as HIV is, in fact, a virus! …The goal was perception management… [and] the proteins claimed to be specific for HIV are universally present in everyone.” [pp306-308]
   “The fallacy that a hypothetical retrovirus caused AIDS was used as an excuse to use carcinogenic drugs in human subjects to determine whether the loss of function of  T-helper immune cells could cause the development of tumor cells. …AZT was too toxic for most people to tolerate, had no lasting effect on HIV blood levels and left patients with fewer CD4+ cells than they started with..[p254] …AZT has been shown to be maximally toxic to the energy producing intracellular organelles called mitochondria. [p256]
   “AIDS is a free radical and oxidative [plus nitrosative] stress induced condition that appears more easily in people with malnutrition… AIDS is really not an immune deficiency but an energy deficiency..[p257] …The mitochondrian is also the major organelle that helps to control the redox potential of the cell environment measured in millivolts. In living cells, the effective proportion of reduced* substances to oxidized substances is called the redox balance.  …[O]xidative damage to mitochondrial DNA and to energy production enzymes inhibits the production of ATP… With less energy available the cell has three options: cell death, cell degeneration as occurs in disease states, or cell transformation as occurs in cancer..[p219]
   “With the prodigious help of the FDA, Burroughs Wellcome was about to make enormous profits by planned human experimentation of a drug known to cause AIDS and cancer. [p255]”
   “The mitochondrial stress effects of this drug [AZT] are analogous to the effects of nitric oxide (NO) radicals..[p262] …Microbes and humans possess the same type of eukaryotic cells. If a drug attacks the metabolism of the microbe, it also has the possibility to attack the metabolism of the human, and a range of antibiotics have been shown to do just that. However, the microbes have a distinct advantage. Because of evolutionary biology and their short life cycles, they have the ability to adapt to hostile environments faster than humans. Many of the drugs humans create to kill microbes end up killing themselves. [p263]”
   “Cells communicate by means of viral-like particles, electric currents, chemical emission, photons, and magnetic fields. There are about 100,000 reactions per second in all of our cells… Cells also make particles that travel through extra-cellular space to other cells, not to attack them, but to pass on information. The little particles have become known as retroviruses [p53]. …retroviruses do not kill the cells in which they reside as HIV/AIDS proponents claim that HIV does to T cells [p55].
“…when independent researchers were finally able to get access to [Robert] Gallo’s original research, they discovered that no virus was found in any of Gallo’s patients– only antibodies against something he was calling HIV. Antibodies are traditionally a sign that the immune system has rejected the virus. Gallo turned the function of the immune system upside down, and the medical community let him get away with that nonsense for three years before they began to speak out. He made the world believe that having immunity to a virus would lead to a disease [p56].”
“…there has been a huge increase in the number of genetic defects found in patients with mitochondrial disorders and..the true impact of mitochondrial disease is only just becoming apparent… mitochondrial diseases are far more common than was anticipated. [p265].
   “…chronic deficits in the more efficient mitochondrial oxidative metabolism are factors in the development of many chronic diseases [p57] …Otto Warburg’s work suggests that malignant growth might be caused by a decrease in mitochondrial energy metabolism paralleled by an increased glycolytic flux. The new research suggests that it is not so much the increase in glycolysis that may be the primary cause of malignant growth but the reduced efficiency of mitochondrial energy conversion as the result of oxidative/nitrosative stress. Numerous cancer specimens exhibit mitochondrial DNA deletions, reduced mitochondrial content, altered mitochondrial morphology and impaired oxidative capacity as well as an increase in glycolytic rate and lactate production. What is becoming imminently more difficult to suppress is the evidence that impaired mitochondrial metabolism, and specifically the Krebs cycle activity, may promote malignant growth… No virus need apply. [p58]”
I chose the quotes above for my own purposes in augmenting medical science articles on this blog, but as the book title anticipates, Dr. Banks has written a connect-the-dots model of the geopolitical usefulness of disease and the perception of disease. I could as well quote statements about history, finance, and power relationships from this book. Adding one more quote from the opening paragraph of Chapter 1:
“It is a great mistake to think that wars only concern armies, regulars or guerillas involved in active engagement… The real forces of evil wage another kind of warfare…[that is] principally financial. The dark princes of debt finance have gained practically unopposed leverage over every important social, economic and political institution, including and especially the healthcare delivery system.”
…point taken. Elaborating on how the medical system is “especially” integral in the military-complex is an objective here. It’s rare to find a medical expert who is able and willing to articulate such a broad context on the record and treat of so many aspects in detail. 
Thankyou Dr. Banks!
Background on GlaxoSmithKline (formerly BurroughsWellcome) is here:
A “reduced” substance has gained a stabilizing electron


  1. I am well into her book at this point and am finding it as well to be a wealth of truth and light. Her geo-political/medical research into what I call the deception dominion, is marvelous, easy to follow and well documented.

    Comment by Latimer the Cat — December 31, 2010 @ 3:15 am | Reply

  2. I’m stilling waiting to get a copy of Dr. Banks’ book, but have listened to all of her interviews with Daryl Bradford Smith over at Truly fascinating research she and others are doing, including your site here. Thanks for what you are doing.

    I’ll be a father soon, and after doing some basic research into vaccines I am skeptical. Do you have any specific information about the different vaccines (Hep. B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, ect.) that are recommended for newborn children? Or point me in the right direction for good information on this subject? Thanks! Happy New Year!

    Comment by John Friend — December 31, 2010 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

    • Hi John, I appreciate your encouragment and glad for the interest. I hope as new parents you’ll choose breastfeeding and start with mother’s immunity. When I was a kid, none of these vaccines were given to newborns –I was old enough to remember getting inoculated. If you haven’t seen the film “Vaccine Nation” by Gary Null, I recommend it before seeking vaccine info. Gamma globulin (pooled blood serum with antibodies) was, and still may be, a preferred vaccine for children. Question is, are vaccines necessary and worth the risk? The situation today reflects that vaccine injuries are statistically higher than the natural occurance of the diseases they are supposed to prevent. I know some fine young people who have never been vaccinated and that is also an option! Let me look through my notes and I’ll post some info and links here.
      –the film is linked on the blog:
      These are relevant:

      Comment by jenniferlake — December 31, 2010 @ 11:43 pm | Reply

      • Awesome, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Jennifer!

        Comment by John Friend — January 1, 2011 @ 8:34 am

      • There’s a page-in-progress at about Th2 immunity, including this essay by Dr. Philip F. Incao , but here I’ll quote Dr. Banks:
        [p349]..”we can summarize that the human immune system is composed of two functional branches that..may either work together in a mutually cooperative way, or in a mutually antagonistic way. One branch of the system is identified as Th1… It controls what is called cell-mediated immunity (CMI)..cells found mainly in the thymus, tonsils, adenoids, spleen, lymph nodes, and systemic lymph system. CMI is primarily responsible for destroying, digesting, and discharging foreign antigens from the body. This work usually takes place inside the cell, and the cell uses nitric oxide (NO), a poisonous gas, in carrying out this function. The Th1 called the acute inflammatory response….
        The other branch is the humoral immune system or Th2, which primarily has a sensing function. Th2 cells interact with B cells in the bone marrow to produce large proteins called antibodies. Antibodies act as sentinels in the bloodstream to identify and neutralize foreign objects. An overreaction of the humoral system can produce allergies and autoimmune diseases.
        A growing number of scientists are beginning to realize that… childhood infections that would normally activate the evolutionary biologically programmed response of the Th1/Th2 immune system is suppressed by the onslaught of numerous vaccinations that may contain live attenuated viruses. The WHO was aware of the potential damaging effects of vaccines as early as 1972…”
        In other words, virus-containing vaccines (in childhood especially) knock the immune system out of natural balance and overstimulate the antibody-making function (B cells) at a most crucial time in physical development. The long-term consequences, as Dr. Banks noted, are beginning to be realized and one complex of them is emergent auto-immune disease. The body is getting tricked, triggered, and trumped! Antibodies themselves don’t destroy anything –they “label” the antigen for recognition by the macrophages, that’s why stimulating antibody production is not of itself immunity. The crucial killer and helper cells must be present in sufficient abundance, requiring a healthy cell-mediated response!
        An additional concern, and one that interests me greatly, is manipulating the specificity of antibody production to Lab-created viruses. But an article on this is for another day –HIV/AIDS and the Vaxgen “Aidsvax’ controversy got my attention– and as yet, not mentioned but probably known to you, are the toxic hazards from vaccine ingredients.
        Childhood infections are needed by our species. A healthy immune system develops by challenge, but nature has designed us to transfer immunity from mother to infant (to growing child) 2-3 years or until weaned and strong enough to respond to the challenges of childhood disease. I was shocked to learn that an all-time U.S. low in breastfeeding happened in the early 1970s –less than 5% of new mothers attempted breastfeeding, and less than 1% persisted beyond their hospital stay– children now 30-45 year old adults. This is the age group cohort pandered to as vulnerable to H1N1, if you remember, based on a comparison to the the 1918 Spanish Flu, and supposedly representing the healthiest (immuno-competent) members of our society. Was the early-to-mid-seventies when multiple infant and newborn vaccines came into vogue? –I’ll have to check on my question– but it would make sense in this crazy scheme.

        Comment by jenniferlake — January 1, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    • Do look into the information and information from Dr. Andrew Moulden who, I believe, has proven beyond doubt not only that ALL vaccines are harmful and that the effects are cumulative but he has also provided a detailed explanation as to HOW and WHY that damage occurs. Bottom line: Vaccines cause mini-strokes by blocking capillaries with regional overloads of anti-bodies (micro-phage). These “strokes” don’t only occur in the brain but anywhere there are capillaries (especially kidney and liver). The damage is variable because, well, people are variable (no two are alike in reality). Dr. Moulden first “discovered” this with evidence that had been right in front of him the whole time…before and after pictures of children (and adults) who had been vaccinated and who showed classic facial features of stroke victims.

      Comment by Perry L — January 1, 2011 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

  3. Great article. However I fear that the general public will not gain much from the technical details of the physiology presented. People in general are utterly scientifically stupid and will probably relate “the Krebs cycle” to the 60’s show “Dobie Gillis” in their media saturated pea brains. What we need is someone who can translate this book (and others like it) into the dumbed down American/Western lexicon…you know like the Army now has to write its manuals to a 4th grade level. I don’t know maybe we could get “Barney” or “Harry Potter” to explain it to them.

    Sorry to be so negative but like I said only people who have had college level Biology, Physiology, Bacteriology, basic Anatomy, Basic Chemistry and Basic Physics are going to understand 2/3 of Dr. Bank’s book. OUR real hope is that “medical professionals” read it and pull their collective heads out of their collective dark places. Fat chance on that though because healthy people don’t need drugs and “treatment”.

    Perry Lombardi

    BTW I have the interviews of Dr. Banks by Daryl Bradford-Smith available on my web-site also along with a short review at A Look in the Mirror | The Long History of “Elites” Dealing Drugs for those in the world who can’t access Daryl’s site directly.

    Comment by Perry L — December 31, 2010 @ 7:05 pm | Reply

    • Hey Perry
      I love your cynicism. It’s a dark and mysterious world for those who sip their simple poisons from television programmers. Allot of sophisticated Harry Potter discernment in the new age types. Poof! I’m magical!!! But feeling sick somewhere… ?
      Best regards,
      Paul Von

      Comment by Paul Von — October 1, 2012 @ 3:24 am | Reply

  4. Great post! Love your site. This is brave and courageous to post this information. So important that we all share this knowledge if we are to understand the world at hand.

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    -The Eye x

    Comment by theeyeoffaith — December 1, 2011 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

    • Thanks EyeX for the link to Dr. Banks. At some near future point, her research is going to be important in the exposition of (what I call) the Disease Continuum; explained as the cycle of flu-polio-cancer-AIDS over a long historical period as well as in patterns of illness and treatment.
      The Disease Continuum (serial in progress)

      Comment by jenniferlake — December 5, 2011 @ 10:23 pm | Reply

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