My deepest thanks to the late Alan Cantwell (January 4, 1934 - January 1, 2021)
who had done probably more than anyone to try to expose the taboo secrets
surrounding the AIDS epidemic. When I was working on the statistical study,
Alan was much the opposite of the stereotypical "conspiracy theorist".
He wanted every
detail to be justified, documented, explained, verified. He knew very well
that biased critics would pick up on the smallest error and be merciless in
sarcasm and condescension. I also credit Alan for working so tirelessly
on an unrewarding cause, while never giving in to bitterness.
Much thanks to Ed Haslam, whose ground-breaking book "Dr.
has awoken a much larger audience than ever before possible.
Thanks to former CIA operative Ralph McGehee, who has had little reward
for a doing a good deed in a lifetime of criticizing CIA abuses, and without
whom this website might not exist.
Thanks to Judyth Vary Baker, whom I have not yet met, but
would like to thank
for her efforts to blow a whistle on how "cancer research" had been used as
a mask for biological warfare experimentation. Critics (often more on the
order of "trolls") throw mud at her and her credibility, as should be expected,
but it is almost beyond dispute that she had been a brilliant science protége
with an interest in cancer and that she had been a coworker of Lee Harvey
Oswald, which she explains was part of how she learned
the truth of what
was really intended with the "cancer" research. Judyth has suffered exactly
the kinds of career ruination and harassment that goes
with the territory of
whistleblowing. Whether or not some of her claims are embellished as
some critics claim, the bottom line of her life story is well corroborated and
she deserves credit as one of the unsung heroes, a person who tried to do the
right thing, and paid dearly for it.
The late Ed Boyd Graves was an African American gay activist, who
like myself was from Ohio. He was at one time
featured on a Navy recruitment
poster. He was studying to become a lawyer, which he might have been,
had he not contracted HIV. Ed had filed suit
against the government, over
AIDS origin, knowing that this was probably a hopeless cause from the start.
Ed could be brash and argue with other theorists, but I tried to be patient
and even offer minor financial support when he was having difficulty.
Ed had a tendency to shoot from the hip and make emphatic, rash,
overstated claims, sometimes overstating his
qualifications, which hurts
the image of "conspiracy theorists", but his anger and outrage were understandable,
as was his desperation to make his point. He deserves credit, all the same,
for his lifetime of tireless struggle.
The late Billi Goldberg (1934- 2006) had an interesting
life. She was a transsexual
woman who had been in the Naval Reserves. She was a Mensa member and an
expert in immunology. She had been an early "Act UP!" member and activist.
Her son Gregory remembers, "Billi was an inspirational father" . Her comments
and insights, including for the statistical study on this website, will always be
The late Terry Wycuff originally put together the first version of 'aidsbiowarfare.com'.
I conversed with Terry when he was in an assisted living
facility, until he passed
away of heart failure. Without him, there would not have been the torch
to be passed. Thanks also to Scott Powell, for his contributions in keeping this
site alive for a period of time, after Terry.
Lastly, my thanks Garth L. Nicholson, Ph.D, who heads the Institute
for Molecular Medicine, in Huntington Beach, CA, dedicated
to prevention/cure of chronic diseases such as Gulf War.
He is President, Chief Scientific Officer and a Research Professor at the
Institute for Molecular Medicine. He has over 550 scientific and medical
publications, several of which are citation classics.
He holds 9 U.S. patents. Formerly he was the David Bruton Jr. Chair in
Cancer Research, Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Tumor Biology at the
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and he has held various other
professorships including Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Medical
School at Houston and Professor of Comparative Pathology at Texas A & M
University. He serves as Editor of two journals (Clinical & Experimental
Metastasis and Journal of Cellular Biochemistry) and as an Associate
Editor of 12 other medical/scientific journals. Dr. Nicolson has held
several memberships of advisory and review committees and has been a
member of national and international committees in cancer research and
other scientific programs. Besides many other awards, he was honored with
the Stephen Paget Award of the Metastasis Research Society, the
Outstanding Investigator Award of the National Cancer Institute and the
Albert Schweitzer Award in 1998.
Dr Nicholson was once nominated for the Nobel Prize in cell microbiology.
Both his daughter and wife, Nancy contracted Gulf War Syndrome.
His lab was once trashed, mysteriously, or maybe not so mysteriously
as a likely attempt to supress his then-controversial position that
"Gulf War Syndrome" was something genuine.
Despite our country's professed respect for its military veterans, the
health of servicemen who contracted Gulf War syndrome was
shamefully denied support or acknowledgement, sometimes veterans called
"crybabies" when asking medical care.
Dr. Nicholson deserves gratitude for his service and
refusal to back down
to political pressures, as well as for his research.