Fort Detrick vs. the Ivanofsky Institute ~ HIV/AIDS AS A WEAPON OF WAR An overview of the technology and politics
leading to the Bovine Visna Virus

by William Campbell Douglas, M.D.
Edited for the Internet by the PhilFam Committee
25 February 1997

THE GREAT POWERS renounced chemical and biological warfare 20 years ago -- but kept right on experimenting. The germ warfare experiments on Seventh Day Adventist soldiers,1 the Tuskeegee syphilis experiments on prisoners,2 the San Francisco Bay attack by the U.S. Army using serratia marcescens bacteria,3 the New York City subway germ attack 4 and many other experiments on humans, largely unknown to the victims, continue in the free world.

          In Novosybirsk, at the Ivanofsky Institute and other Soviet centers of biological warfare, you can be sure that similar diabolical experiments on humans continue at a frantic pace.

          The Soviet press, always masters of the half truth, accused the U.S. Army of having engineered the AIDS virus in the biological warfare laboratories at Fort Detrick, Maryland. This was a clever psy-war ploy which, for a while anyway, neutralized those of us who were saying essentially the same thing, that the AIDS virus was probably created through recombinant genetic engineering (the rearranging of genes between two or more species of plants or animal) and/or serial passage: the growing of a virus in a series of generations of tissue culture cells or live animals, thus adapting the virus to a new species, using human tissue culture cells in the top security labs at Fort Detrick. People started accusing us of spreading the communist line, not a comfortable position for a dedicated anti-communist like myself.

          What the Soviet propagandists didn't say was that their agents had been working in our top security biological warfare laboratories for over 20 years. In a burst of brotherly love they were invited in by President Nixon. The astounded communist scientists from Russia, the Eastern Bloc and Communist china, who had been trying to penetrate this vital security area for 40 years, quickly accepted. They have been snickering in their beakers ever since, while they prepare for our demise.

          "It's no secret that they are there," Dr. Carlton Gajdusek, Nobel Prize winner, a top official at the Fort Detrick Army laboratory in Maryland, said in Onmi Magazine (March 1986): "In the facility I have a building where more good and loyal communist scientists from the USSR and mainland China work, with full passkeys to all the laboratories, than there are American. Even the Army's infectious disease unit is loaded with foreign workers who are not always friendly nationals."

          This answer to an interview question refers to the high number of Soviet bloc scientists in this U.S. facility who act as inspectors to ensure that we are not producing bacteriological weapons in violation of treaties with the Soviets.

          You can't put it more plainly than that. Even the Trojans weren't that stupid: at least they didn't KNOW the Trojan horse was full of soldiers.

          When it became obvious to the Communist press that we were getting the truth out about who was running things at Fort Detrick, they completely reversed themselves and said it was all a mistake. Everything was just fine at Fort Detrick.

          To understand the enormity of our betrayal you must know about the origin of the AIDS virus. The virologists of the world, the sorcerers who brought us this ghastly plague, have a united front in denying that the virus was laboratory-made from known, lethal animal viruses. The scientific party line is that a monkey in Africa with AIDS bit a native on the butt. The native then went to town and gave it to a prostitute who gave it to the local banker who gave it to his wife and three girlfriends and what! 50 to 75 million people became infected with AIDS in Africa and throughout the world. This is an entirely preposterous story, and it is preposterous because:
1. The green velvet monkey of Africa doesn't get human AIDS. You can't reproduce the disease in monkeys even by injecting AIDS virus directly into them.
2. After injecting the virus into monkeys, you can't transmit it to other monkeys, much less to humans.
3. Genetically, AIDS (HIV-1) is not even close to the monkey form of immunodeficiency virus. [Ed. Note: For references on the three items above, see: Seale, Dr. John J., Royal Society of Medicine, Sept. 1987, Seale, Dr. John J., The Origin of AIDS -- International Conference on AIDS, Cairo, March 1988.]
4. AIDS started not in the villages but in the cities of Africa, where there are no wild monkeys.
5. The doubling time of AIDS infection being about 12 months, one monkey biting one native and then spreading the disease would have taken 20 years to reach a million cases. Seventy-five million Africans became infected practically simultaneously. At the same time, the disease became rampant in the U.S., Haiti and Brazil.

          It is obvious that one monkey couldn't have done that (or one homosexual, either). There had to be some sort of simultaneous seeding process. The only worldwide simultaneous seeding going on at the same time was the smallpox vaccine program of the World Health Organization (the WHO). The early epidemiology of the AIDS pandemic fits the smallpox vaccination project of the WHO -- AND NOTHING ELSE -- with the exception of the U.S., which we will examine subsequently.)

          The AIDS virus was created in a laboratory by combining lethal animal "retroviruses" in human cancer (HeLA) cell cultures. These viruses have never before caused infection in man. The "species barrier" has always been nature's way of keeping a deadly virus from wiping out the entire animal kingdom, including man. The myxoma virus of rabbits, for example, wiped out the rabbit population of Europe, but man and other animals were not affected. The sheep visna virus completely decimated the flocks of Iceland, but no other animal was affected.

          The virologists deny that the AIDS virus, HIV-1, is of animal origin. I am sure that you see the paradox here. Aren't monkeys animals?

          They are also united in saying that it's not possible for the virus to have been engineered in a laboratory. If didn't come from other animals and it didn't come from a laboratory, and they now admit privately that the monkey couldn't have done it, then it must have come out of thin air. That's a theological position and hence beyond argument. It's certainly not scientific.

          These scientists who have created this monstrous problem in their sorcerer's retrovirology laboratories are constantly caught in their own lies. The line goes: "The AIDS virus could not have been engineered in a laboratory because the technology wasn't available until recently." Icelandic scientists combined the sheep visna virus with human tissue cells over 20 years ago. The technology has been refined in recent years, but the basic process has been actively used in labs all over the world for long before the AIDS virus made its dramatic appearance.

          But the scientists hold fast in their denial of culpability. Professor William Jarrett said, when asked about the possibility of AIDS arising from animal retroviruses, "That is like someone saying babies come out of cabbages." 5 Dr. Robert Gallo said that people who claim AIDS was manufactured artificially are "either insane or communists." 6 Dr. Luis Montagnier, the discoverer of the AIDS virus, said, "In 1970 there was not enough knowledge in genetic engineering to make such a virus starting from already existing viruses." 7 (See Icelandic experiments mentioned above.)

          This tower of lies must eventually fall of its own weight. Then what? Where do we look for a solution? Certainly not from the people who caused the disaster. But where? -- the Pentagon? The Pentagon is supporting research on biological warfare in over 100 federal and private laboratories, including those at many prominent universities.8 Yet, Neil Levitt, who worked for 17 years at the Army Infectious Disease Institute, says, "It's a joke...there's no defense against these kinds of organisms. And if you can't defend against something, then why are we pouring more and more money in it? There's something else going on that we don't know about." 9 Some joke.

A short virology lesson will help you understand that AIDS is indeed an animal virus and that it was laboratory-made as a weapon of biological warfare against the free world.

          A basic rule of virology is that if two viruses have the same shape, design and size, then they are almost certainly the same virus (a very simple and easy to understand rule).10

          For example, this virus ...

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      <-- a virus of bacteria (bugs have diseases, too)
      ... doesn't look anything like this virus

    /           \
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      <-- a virus of ticks that's transmitted to pigs
      ... or this virus.

   ____/    wwww  \  
  /         ______/
      <-- a virus of ticks found in horses

          The AIDS virus, which "couldn't have come from animal viruses" is almost certainly a recombinant virus from fusing a cattle virus, bovine leukemia virus with sheep visna virus. You combine the two in human tissue culture cells and you get bovine visna virus -- A VIRUS THAT HERETOFORE DID NOT EXIST -- a product of man, engineered in a laboratory.

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          Now, if you isolate the AIDS virus from an infected human, it looks like this >  

It doesn't look like the horse tick virus or the cattle virus. It looks like the
recombinant virus from cattle and sheep and it's called HIV/AIDS.

You don't have to be a genius to understand this. Any properly instructed
10-year-old can understand it.

. . .

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But, some alert reader will say, we don't give smallpox vaccinations in the U.S., so how do you explain the simultaneous outbreak of AIDS in Africa, Brazil and Haiti, where they did indeed give the vaccine, and in the U.S., where they didn't give the vaccine?

          Simple. The homosexual community was used as a large group of experimental animals through the hepatitis-B program. It didn't take many infected homosexuals among the I.V. drug users to quickly spread the disease among a large percentage of the addicts due to the near certainty of infection through direct intravenous insertion of the virus.

          To understand the seeding of AIDS among homosexuals (and eventually to the rest of us through bisexuals unless drastic action is taken), you must know about a character with the strange name of Wolf Szmuness. ...

          Dr. Szmuness was a Polish Jew who supposedly ended up in a Siberian labor camp during World War II. But after the war he somehow became a privileged person, was sent to medical school in Tomsk, Russia, and married a Russian woman. Hardly typical treatment of an enemy of the Soviet state [under Stalin].

          Szmuness' biographer said that Wolf was always reluctant to discuss "those dark years in Siberia." Maybe he wasn't in Siberia. If he [actually] was, he certainly wasn't shoveling salt.

          In 1959 the Soviet government "allowed" him to practice in Poland in a public health capacity. Standard policy in all Communist countries is never to allow all members of a family to travel out of the country to the West at the same time. This eliminates 98 percent of all defection attempts. I have physician friends in Hungary, for example. He can go to a meeting anywhere in the world if she stays home. She can go if he stays home. They can both go if the children are left at home. But in 1969, the entire Szmuness family was allowed by communist Poland to go to a medical meeting in Italy. At that time they "defected" and moved to New York City.

          WITH NO AMERICAN CREDENTIALS WHATSOEVER, he immediately got a job as a "lab technician" at the New York City Blood Center. Within a very few years this Polish immigrant was GIVEN HIS OWN LAB, a separate department of epidemiology was created for him at the blood bank and he, like the chrysalis turning into a butterfly, changed into a FULL PROFESSOR OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AT THE COLUMBIA MEDICAL SCHOOL!

          In six years this "lab tech" became a full professor AND THEN WENT BACK TO MOSCOW for a scientific presentation and was received as a dignitary, not a defector.

          We tell you this amazing story because in retrospect it is obvious that Wolf Szmuness was a carefully groomed ... agent, planted here after years of preparation, to instigate biological warfare against the American people.

          Szmuness, with the full cooperation and financial support of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health,11 masterminded the hepatitis-B vaccine experimental program used on homosexual men.

          He insisted that only young, promiscuous homosexuals be allowed to participate in the experiment. The experiment started in New York at the blood bank in November 1978. THE EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE WAS PRODUCED in a government supervised laboratory.12 The study was completed in October 1979. Within 10 years, most of these young men would be dead or dying from AIDS.

          In 1980 the program was expanded to major cities all across the U.S. In the fall of 1980 the first AIDS case was reported in San Francisco. Eight years later most of the homosexuals in San Francisco are infected, dead or dying.

          Szmuness did not live to see the fruition of this larger experiment. He died of cancer in 1982.

          In 1986 Dr. Cladd Stevens, one of Szmuness's collaborators, penned an astonishing report that did not make your local newspaper. She reported that the majority of the homosexuals in the experimental program were infected with the AIDS virus.13 The AIDS-laced vaccine, through the bridge of bisexual men, now infects as many as three million Americans. Mission accomplished.

          AIDS was not the first germ warfare attack against Americans. In the early '60s, millions of unsuspecting Americans took either Salk injected polio vaccine or the live Sabin polio vaccine, which was taken by mouth. BOTH WERE LACED WITH S.V.-40, A CANCER-CAUSING MONKEY VIRUS.14 With an incubation period of 20 years, we are only now seeing the grim results of this bio-attack against Americans, largely in the form of brain tumors and leukemia. Salk didn't like the Sabin vaccine and Sabin didn't like the Salk vaccine. I think they are both right. It is interesting to note that polio was rapidly disappearing WITHOUT a vaccine (J. Trop. Pediat, env. Child. Health 21, 11) ....

          Our Soviet enemies not only instigated the AIDS epidemic through clandestine agents within our government, but they now control, through the World Health Organization, the AIDS policies of the free world. You are probably not aware that the international AIDS prevention program of the World Health Organization (WHO) is run by the Soviets.

          You don't believe it? Call WHO and ask them who is in charge in Europe. If you want to save your nickel I'll tell you. He's a Russian named Bysencho and he operates out of Copenhagen. ...

          The Soviets control the response to AIDS of the entire free world at many levels, including the top. Dr. Sergei Litvinov, the coordinator of all task forces on AIDS at the WHO, is a high official in the Soviet Ministry of Health. Allegedly Litvinov gave out the order to our scientists and medical organizations in the western world not to discuss the real cause of the epidemic.

          At a secret meeting (information supplied the author from a confidential source) between the editors of Lancet, the highly respected British medical publication, and a group of the leading retrovirologists of the world, it was decided not to publish any academic discussion about the possible artificial creation of the AIDS virus in a laboratory. The particularly agreed not to make any mention of world-renowned biologist Isaac Farlane Bernet's published remarks that molecular biology may get out of hand like atomic physics and be used for evil purposes and "practical applications of molecular biology to cancer research might be sinister."

          Other medical journals such as Science and JAMA have lockstepped with Lancet and put all references to the man-made origins of AIDS down the memory hole.

          Did Comrade Litvinov have a little talk with the retrovirologists? They, of course, wouldn't need any encouragement from the Soviet [WHO] bosses to attempt a little coverup of their own heinous crime, but Lancet, the British Medical Journal, and the New England Journal of Medicine are another matter. It took some powerful and sinister forces indeed to get these respected publications to cover up the crime of the millennium.

          The notable exception to this appalling censorship of mass murder is Professor Harding Rains, Editor of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Rains refers to "a conspiracy of silence" covering the allegation that AIDS was man-made. I hope Dr. Rains is watching his backside.

          Dr. Zhores Medvedev, unlike Bysencho and Litvinov, supposedly is a Russian exile. Medvedev operates out of London at the National Institute for Medical Research. He's a senior research scientist who continues to communicate freely with his supposed enemies in the Soviet biowarfare laboratories, but we lack the space to catalog all the details [here].

          Medvedev is spreading the disinformation that AIDS is rampant in Russia due to the escape of the virus from a laboratory, a sort of biological Chernobyl. This tends to divert suspicion away from Litvinov, Szmuness and the other reds that President Nixon allowed to penetrate our biological warfare laboratories at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

          Having the Soviets "control" the spread of AIDS in the West has let to some interesting paradoxes. Our masters in the U.S. tell us that there shall be absolutely no restrictions on travel between various parts of the non-Communist world by persons who test positive for AIDS. Surgeon General C.E. Koop supports this Soviet policy of biological suicide. (Are those the instructions he received when he made his trip to Moscow, where the WHO has set up its main AIDS research center?)

          But, our Soviet masters in the WHO tell us, this open policy of international travel does not apply to the communist bloc of nations. If you or I were to visit Moscow and tested positive for the AIDS virus, POW! -- out on the next plane! If they stay clean through their immigration policies and we die because of the immigration policies imposed on us through the U.N.-controlled World "Health" Organization, who needs atomic bombs for world conquest?

          Cuba, Dr. John Seale informs me, has a strict asylum system for the AIDS-infected. When their troops come back from "liberating" Africans, they are tested as they get off the boat. If tested positive the soldier goes directly to hell -- euphemistically called a sanitarium. He can visit his family occasionally, but only in the presence of a commissar called a "health official (no hanky-panky).

          Unless the West gets its act together and closes down the U.N. genocide division called the WHO, freedom and decency will disappear from planet Earth for a thousand years. But the problem goes much deeper. How do you close down the U.S. government laboratories such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Fort Detrick bio-warfare lab when the perpetrators of the crime are in control at all levels?

          I don't know the answer.



1 Project Whitecoat, to be published in Health Freedom News, P.O. Box 688, Monrovia CA 91016 (Subscription $20.00 /year).
2 Bad Blood, J.H. Jones, MacMillan, NY, 1982.
3 Common Cause Magazine, Jan./Feb. 1988.
4 First AIDS Report, March/April 1988.
5 Private communication, John Seale, M.D., 1988.
6 Ibid.
7 First International Conference on the Global Impact of AIDS, London, March 8-10, 1988.
8 New Scientist, London, 5/19/88.
9 Science News, 133:100, 2/13/88.
10 Joklik, Virology, 2nd edition, pp. 36 ff.
11 AIDS and the Doctors of Death, Cantwell, Aries Rising Press, Los Angeles, p.76.
12 Ibid.
13 Ibid.
14 Salk/Sabin s.v.-40 Proc. Nat'l Acad. Sci., vol. 77, #8, p. 4861, and Atlantic Monthly, 2/76.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Campbell Douglas, M.D. ~ Age: 62 * Education: BS, University of Rochester, New York; MD, University of Miami School of Medicine; Graduate, U.S. Navy School of Aviation and Space Medicine * Career: U.S. Navy, 7 years -- Flight Surgeon. In practice for over 25 years. Former state president, Florida, American College of Emergency Physicians. Former Editor of the Journal of the Sarasota County Medical Society. Consulting Editor, Health Freedom News. On Board of Governors of the National Health Federation. Regular speaker at the National Health Federation meetings around the United States. Appears regularly on radio and television programs on health. * Doctor of the Year: National Health Federation, 1985.

Dr. Douglas studied in England with Dr. Katharina Dalton, discoverer of the premenstrual syndrome. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to diagnose and treat PMS. He opened his PMS Clinic in 1981.


Research on the origins of HIV: "Emerging Viruses -- AIDS & Ebola" by Dr. Leonard Horowitz;   Info SIDA Québec -- Conférence Horowitz à Paris sur l'origine des VIH;   AIDS as a Weapon of War by Dr. William Douglas;   Pentagon AIDS and Why Governments Are Covering-up Gulf War Syndrome by David Guyatt.   Chemical and Biological Weapons Threat Assessments by the Federation of American Scientists.