From the March 2005 Idaho Observer:
Squalene: The next wave of global pharmacological warfare
Fish oil vaccine adjuvant programs bodies for "endless loop of self-destruction"
by The Idaho Observer
It’s a race—will we all be injected with substances that program our own bodies to attack us before or after we realize that the newest weapon in the New World arsenal is our own immune system?
The theory that vaccines prevent the spread of infectious disease is based upon the belief that, by injecting a small amount of a disease into the body, it will develop "antibodies" that will prevent the injected person from contracting the disease against which he had been vaccinated.
The theory is complicated by the fact that attenuated doses of pathogens alone will not initiate an "antigenic response." So, vaccines contain compounds known as "adjuvants" to intensify the body’s immune response.
Traditional adjuvants are alum (aluminum hydroxide), and thimerosal—which is 50 percent ethyl mercury and also serves as a vaccine "preservative."
According to Edda West, "A quick read of the scientific literature reveals that the neurotoxic effects of aluminum were recognized 100 years ago."
The neurotoxic affects of mercury are likewise not a secret and have been documented extensively in the scientific and medical literature since the mid-1800s.
More recently, aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. Recent medical literature shows that statistically significant numbers of kidney patients and intravenously-fed infants exposed to aluminum suffer neurological complications. Other research shows that pain from muscle diseases is also linked to the presence of aluminum in the body.
Dr. Boyd Haley found that vaccines containing both aluminum and mercury greatly magnify the neurotoxic result of vaccination.
Most people understand that both aluminum and mercury are toxic. It is our body’s reaction to toxic exposure that vaccine advocates measure to determine vaccine efficacy. That elevated levels of mercury and aluminum can cause side-effects worse than the disease is not a consideration for most pro-vaccinators.
The new wave
West, who is director of the Vaccine Risk Awareness Network in Winlaw, BC, Canada, published the comprehensive, well-footnoted article "A Look into the Scary World of Vaccine Adjuvants." The article explains that modern, synthetic or recombinant vaccines are "purer" and less toxic to the body than their live and dead virus predecessors and, therefore, require more potent adjuvants to illicit an immune response. "This has created a major need for improved and more powerful adjuvants for use in these vaccines," the article, Vaccine Adjuvants: current state and future trends, published in the medical journal "Immunology and Cell Biology" stated.
Under this line of logic, alum is scheduled to be phased out and replaced with oil-based adjuvants such as squalene—an essential fatty acid derived from fish.
"The most effective adjuvants are formulated with oils but have long been considered too reactive for use in humans. Immunologists have known for decades that a microscopic dose of even a few molecules of adjuvant injected into the body can cause disturbances in the immune system and have known since the 1930s that oil-based adjuvants are particularly dangerous, which is why their use has been restricted to experiments with animals," West wrote.
The following (in italics) is from West’s article. Keep in mind that the FDA determined that squalene was present in varying amounts in specific lots of anthrax vaccine administered to tens of thousands of Desert Storm personnel (without their informed consent). Not surprisingly, tens of thousands of Desert Storm veterans have suffered permanent neurological damage and exhibit symptoms commonly referred to as "Gulf War Illness."
"The classic oil-based adjuvant called Freund’s Complete Adjuvant can cause permanent organ damage and irreversible disease – specifically autoimmune diseases. When scientists want to induce autoimmune disease in a lab animal, they inject it with Freund’s Complete Adjuvant, which causes great suffering and is considered by some too inhumane to even inject into animals.
"Dr. Jules Freund creator of this oil-based adjuvant warned in 1956 that animals injected with his formulation developed terrible, incurable conditions: allergic aspermatogenesis (stoppage of sperm production), experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (the animal version of MS), allergic neuritis (inflammation of the nerves that can lead to paralysis) and other severe autoimmune disorders.
"Adjuvants can break ‘tolerance,’ meaning they can disable the immune system to the degree that it loses its ability to distinguish what is ‘self’ from what is foreign. Normally, the immune system ignores the constituents of one’s own body. Immunologists call this ‘tolerance.’ But if something happens to break tolerance, then the immune system turns relentlessly self-destructive, attacking the body it is supposed to defend."
For national security
The issue becomes more complicated with oil-based adjuvants that resemble oils found in the human body. West reported that seasoned journalist Gary Matsumoto found evidence to suggest that, "…when an oil is injected, the immune system responds to it not only specifically, but with heightened intensity because the oil adjuvant resembles so closely the natural oils found in the body. A ‘cross reaction’ then happens, sending the immune system into chaos destroying any oils found anywhere in the body that resemble the adjuvant oil. Demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis are an example of this destructive autoimmune process."
Matsumoto’s impeccably-referenced and footnoted book is entitled, "Vaccine A-The Covert Government Experiment That’s Killing our Soldiers and Why GI’s are Only the First Victims." West noted that Matsumoto, who was the first journalist to break the story of squalene-containing anthrax vaccine’s link to Gulf War Illness, documented decades of secret medical experimentation on Americans without their knowledge or consent. "The unethical experiments detailed in this book are ongoing, with little prospect of being self-limiting because they have been shielded from scrutiny and public accountability by national security concerns," wrote Matsumoto.
Biological time bomb
Squalene is an oil that is readily digestible if taken orally. However, it behaves much differently when injected. Matsumoto cites data from more than two dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers from 10 labs located in countries all over the world that document how squalene-based adjuvants can trigger the development of autoimmune diseases in lab rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits.
Regardless of the known toxic effects on animals and the toxic effects on humans as experienced with squalene-containing vaccines given to Desert Storm personnel, Matsumoto claims, "Squalene adjuvants are a key ingredient in a whole new generation of vaccines intended for mass immunization around the globe."
Among the chronic conditions observed in human and animal test subjects injected with squalene are rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus.
In her article, "The Adverse Effects of Adjuvants in Vaccines" (Nexus Magazine Dec. 2000), Australian vaccine researcher Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., lists the autoimmune diseases that have been linked to squalene injections in humans—arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhoea, night sweats and low-grade fevers.
But that, believe it or not, is the good news because its merely describes squalene’s experimental contribution to global epidemics of chronic autoimmune dysfunction. Once it becomes a common ingredient in vaccines (already, the squalene-based adjuvant MF59 is a component of the Italian flu vaccine FLAUD), it will be best described as a biological time bomb.
Our own worst enemy
From Edda West: "The immune system does in fact ‘see’ squalene and recognizes it as an oil molecule native to the body. The key is ‘route of administration.’ As Gary Matsumoto says, ‘Squalene is not just a molecule found in a knee or elbow – it is found throughout the nervous system and the brain.’ When it is injected into the body, the immune system sees it as an enemy to be attacked and eliminated.
"As any immunologist will tell you, the way an antigen encounters the immune system makes all the difference. You can eat squalene – no problem as it is an oil the body can easily digest. But studies in animals and humans show that injecting squalene will ‘galvanize the immune system into attacking it, which can produce a self-destructive cross reaction against the same molecule in the places where it occurs naturally in the body – and where it is critical to the health of the nervous system.’
"This phenomenon is also known as ‘molecular mimicry,’ where the immune system forms antibodies against one of its own structures and will continue to attack the ‘self’ molecule in the body that resembles the one in the germ, or as is the case with squalene, an identical substance that is naturally present in the body. Once this self-destructive process begins, it never stops as the body continues to make the molecule the immune system is now trained to attack.
"Another example involving autoimmune ‘molecular mimicry’ is when the immune system has been sensitized to attack myelin, the insulating fatty coating around nerve fibres which insures the smooth relay of nerve signals. The body would continue to make myelin in order to replenish and repair the protective sheath around its nerve endings. But says Matsumoto, ‘In the act of doing so, the body immunizes itself against itself, administering over and over again what amounts to a booster dose of something that the immune system now wants to get rid of. This vital constituent (myelin) is now the enemy, and the immune system is now programmed to obliterate it in an endless loop of self-destruction—the process involved in MS (multiple sclerosis), and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
"Squalene is a kind of trigger for the real biological weapon: The immune system. When the immune system’s full repertoire of cells and antibodies start attacking the tissues they are supposed to protect, the results can be catastrophic," wrote Matsumoto. Dr. Pam Asa concurs with Matsumoto when she stated," Oil adjuvants are the most insidious chemical weapon ever devised."
West continues, "The main proponents for the use of squalene in vaccines have been the U.S Department of Defense and the NIH. The anti-squalene antibodies found in sick American and British military personnel are evidence that military experimentation has caused an unprecedented health catastrophe in tens of thousands of people onto whom the vaccine was forced and who were denied the right to make an informed decision based on existing scientific knowledge of the dangers of injecting squalene."
Based upon decades of research in animals and humans, once oil-based adjuvants become the most common adjuvant contained in vaccines, there will be no way the pharmaceutical industry will be able to claim mass vaccination is necessary to prevent the spread of infectious diseases—it will be an open declaration of war on mankind. "By adding squalene to their new anthrax vaccine, they did not make a better vaccine, they made a biological weapon," Matsumoto observed.
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