Saturday, July 15, 2006

Another Wacky Leftist Theory: Bird Flu a Government Conspiracy

From Irish Election web site, an interview with one Morgan Stack, a university lecturer who is going to run for Parliament. He believes in 9/11 U.S. government conspiracy theories.

But he also has another one:
Q. Do you think that Bird flu is another government conspiracy?

Yes. The reasons for this are numerous but revolve around the fact that Donald Rumsfeld was CEO of the company that created Tamiflu and a member of its board of directors since 1988. (Would you buy a drug off Donald Rumsfeld? Well, we already have). I’m no expert on bird flu but when I read that the ‘discovery’ in Scotland recently was by a bird flu team ‘drilling’ the discovery of an infected bird I nearly fell off my stool. . . .

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And finally we have the deaths of over one hundred scientists, mostly microbiologists, in the past decade, the number rising sharply since October 2001. What were these scientists able to do? Maybe blow the whistle if an artificially created disease was about to be used in a manner those who created it did not approve of?

On a matter entirely disconnected we noted recently that Donald Rumsfeld was Chairman of the company GILEAD that created the bird flu drug ‘Tamiflu’ that governments around the world are stockpiling. The US government is spending $2 billion on it.
Think this is isolated?

A Google search for “rumsfeld ‘bird flu’” turns up 985 web pages. (The first page of results claims 716,000 “results,” but this number, as is usual in Google, is inflated.)

Of course, many of these simply report that Rumsfeld stands to make money from his investment. Suppose we search for “rumsfeld ‘bird flu’ death microbiologists.” We find 608 results.

The “deaths” list is reminiscent of the famous JFK assassination “mystery deaths” lists, which of course are entirely bogus.

Anti-Clinton conservatives, unfortunately, produced their own bogus “mystery deaths” list to support notions of nefarious dealing by their least favorite president.

Where conspiracy theories are concerned, what goes around comes around. And comes around, and comes around, and comes around.

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