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AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire Paperback – May 11, 2010
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Nancy Turner Banks is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School. Trained in surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, and gynecological oncology, she practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for twenty-five years. In addition, she earned an MBA in finance. Banks lives in Maryland where she writes and lectures on health and wellness.
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Factors Known to Cause False-Positive HIV Antibody Test Results.......ix
Soft Money Contributions...........xi
AIDS: A Small Timeline of a Larger Syndrome..........xiii
1. The Big Lie and the Art of War.........1
2. Silent Weapons.........16
3. The Brothers Flexner, Allopathic Medicine, Lessons Learned from the British East India Company..........26
4. HIV / AIDS: Sloppy Science or the Art of Deception?.............45
5. The deindustrialization of the Economic Core, More Immune Toxins, How China Fits into the Big Picture and the Death Knell for Dollar Hegemony............63
6. The British East India Company, Opium is King..........93
7. Jackie-O's Men, Drugs, Diamonds, and Oil for Empire, the AIDS Crucible...........115
8. Maurice Tempelsman, HIV / AIDS and the U.S.-Israeli African Geopolitical Strategy..........139
9. Kissinger and Nixon: China, Vietnam, Drugs, Cancer, and the HIV Connection............160
10. Iran-Contra and the Politics of Neighborhood Destruction and Cultural Disintegration, Oxidative Stressors and African Aids...... 189
11. SMON, Pellagra, The Eugenics Blueprint for Creating and Sustaining a Medical Crisis...........215
12. Burroughs Wellcome, the Eye of the Storm, Why Aids Drugs Cause AIDS..........242
13. Why HIV is not Transmitted Sexually............ 267
14. What You Don't Know About the HIV Antibody Test Can Kill You.........294
15. What is Causing Immune Deficiency?...........326
16. Overcoming the HIV / AIDS paradigm by using "The Secret"........354
17. Therapeutic Considerations for HIV Positive and Aids Patients..........371
One of my favorite sections of this book is on pages 87-89 Effect of Globalization on Middle America "Another study from Duke University and Booz Allen, a well-connected consulting firm, noted that companies are increasingly moving sophisticated, mission-critical functions, such as product design and research and development to China, India, and other offshore locations primarily because these countries can provide highly skilled scientific and engineering workers said to be in short supply in the U.S. and Europe. Economic disparities continue to accelerate as the global agenda advances.
Consider this from the June 2007 edition of Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in which global plutocrats speak to each other:
Between 2000 and 2003 alone, foreign firms built 60,000 manufacturing plants in China. European chemical companies, Japanese carmakers, and U.S. industrial conglomerates are all building factories in China to supply export markets around the world. Similarly, banks, insurance companies, professional-service firms, and IT companies are building R&D and service centers in India to support employees, customers, and production worldwide.
Jessup was not mistaken. The plans he made in the 20th century to root out the EVIL of state sovereignty are bearing fruit as we cyclone into the 21st century. The result is that states like Michigan and Ohio, two of the heartland states important to the industrial age, are in an economic depression and will remain so for the foreseeable future because of the China and NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) trade policies. Most of the factories that created the mid-century American dream are now shuttered-permanently. The promise of an American economic dynamo based on a service economy model hyped by supply-side zealots and protégés of Milton Friedman from the University of Chicago school of thought has morphed into what the elite knew was coming all along: a lower wage, lowered expectations, and debt-filled nightmare for millions of working Americans. Middle-class dreams are being deferred. Americans who sought to limit global trade for more favorable terms were shouted down with the isolationist epithet. At the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, in the spring of 2007, corporate executives were heard talking enthusiastically about outsourcing 40 million high-skilled American jobs to other countries. In 2008, a year of presidential politics, neither candidate expressed a vision for a sound economic future for the United States. President Bush, a so-called economic conservative, spent public money like a drunken sailor. President Obama is continuing the trend.
The people of the United States have been so mired in a sea of conflicting interests that while they quibble and harp at each other about being on the right or left, the country's wealth is being shifted away from them to the top 1 percent of the population by tax schemes, legal loopholes, and outright fraud that is endorsed by both major political parties. They seethe in frustration as cities drown, bridges crumble, electricity grids fail, as drugs and illegal immigrants, refugees from the economic policies implemented by their government, flood their communities, as their jobs get shipped offshore, and their children die in foreign lands while the oil revenue that was promised to pay for this grand folly is siphoned off un-metered and unpaid for by oil cartels with soaring profits. Former head of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, stated unequivocally that the Iraq War was waged for oil, and it barely created a whisper among the chattering class. A country without a vision is a country without a future!"
This book is a marvelous testament to how diligent research can ferret out the truth.
Unlike the Mexican police forces that stage captured suspects and their profits before the international media, the pharmaceutical industry routinely pays off regulators, prosecutors and victims for their silence. Since 2004, companies like GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Pfizer have paid $8 billion to settle thousands of criminal and civil complaints after killing or injuring millions. But when a drug like Seroquel generates $4 billion/year, a $520 million fine becomes nothing more than a business expense.
To facilitate America's progressive eugenics, drug companies pay basketball players and actors to push deadly drugs - especially in black and gay communities. But when licensed investigators and scientists question those efforts, PharmaSluts like and Jeanne Bergman rent their unused diplomas to give legitimacy to the criminal enterprise while attacking real scientists and reporters with harassing letters, gay porn and meritless complaints.
Unfortunately for Bergman and her peers, another real doctor has broken ranks with what Shannon Brownlee identifies as drug whores.
Unlike Bergman, Nancy Turner Banks, MD has actually practiced medicine and treated patients for 25 years. The Harvard Medical School graduate trained in surgery, obstetrics, gynecology and gynecological oncology and has practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for twenty-five years. She also earned an MBA in finance.
In her recently published book AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire, Dr. Banks exposes the AIDS religion for the pseudoscience that it is:
"It is a great mistake to think that wars only concern armies, regulars or guerillas, involved in active engagement--blowing people and things to smithereens. In today's world, nothing could be farther from the truth. The real forces of evil wage another kind of warfare. This warfare 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 health care delivery system. As a result, death by iatrogenic medicine kills more people in a year than either cancer or heart disease. The demons of capital and "free market" ideology have gained control of the pharmaceutical industry, the teaching of physicians, the major media, including medical journals and the flow of research dollars. They control a clandestine intelligence agency, the Epidemic Intelligence Service that has silently infiltrated every major health department, hospital, newspaper and medical journal across the nation enabling the control of information and the mounting of a consolidated response on a moments notice. These dollars determine if there is going to be a "war on cancer" or a "war on AIDS." These wars are planned and mounted with the same organizational strategic planning as the Pentagon. What this ultimately leads to is the development of bad science and toxic drugs that are created ostensibly to fight cancer and AIDS, but in effect cause more cancer and more AIDS--and that is the point of the war. People die in war and the profiteers substantially increase their wealth and power."
Dr. Banks draws the connections between free market strategies, the destruction of national sovereignty by the process of globalization, and AIDS as one of the health consequences of a neo-Darwinian philosophy. Through meticulous research, Banks found a medical-pharmaceutical- industrial complex that was taken over one hundred years ago by the titans of financial capitalism. Their aim was to create profit - not to conquer disease. This book of social history points to a cauldron of historical events that contributed to the HIV/AIDS crisis.
AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire tells the dramatic story of a financial ideology that is damaging to everything that it means to be human. It is the story of profits over people. In the end, it is the story of hope and how we can regain our sanity and our health in a world gone mad.