HAS JIM WEST BROKEN THE BANK ON BIRD FLU IN TURKEY? AND OTHER PLACES?
For a couple of years, I’ve been aware of Jim’s highly original work. He found some very compelling correlations between air pollution and birds dying of so-called West Nile disease. In other words, the unproven idea of a virus doing damage was replaced with a much more down-to-earth and visible conclusion. Jim did that investigative work.
Jim has now ventured into the bizarre world of bird flu.
He goes where other journalists don’t.
He has perspectives that other people don’t think about.
In a half-sane world, Jim would be accorded much praise and significant rewards.
Here, I’m going to print major excerpts from his recent emails on the subject of bird flu in Turkey. (The H5N1 bird flu virus is being blamed for the deaths of several children there, and for perhaps 20 other human cases in that country.)
As I’ve pointed out, the actual blood tests on those children are opaque. We don’t know how the tests were done by the hospital in Van, Turkey, or the World Health Organization (WHO) in England. I’ve been trying vainly to get very specific information from WHO.
From here on, these are the words of Jim West. I make comments in caps and brackets.
1) At the same time that “bird flu” hit Turkey, Turkey had let 2,000,000 children out of the schools due to overwhelming SMOG. [THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY POINT. GLOBAL HEALTH AGENCIES HAVE BEEN IGNORING IT COMPLETELY, IN THE RABID ATTEMPT TO LINK UP ILLNESS WITH A VIRUS–JR]
Similarities are here, for H5N1, West Nile, SARS — and air pollution. West Nile was a “bird flu”, “a flu-like disease”, killing avians massively. [IN OTHER WORDS, RESEARCHERS HAVE IGNORED CORRELATIONS BETWEEN SERIOUS CHEMICAL AIR POLLUTION AND SO-CALLED H5N1, WEST NILE, AND SARS–JR]
Turkey and Iran are polluted by mining and petro-chemical industries. Iraq is also at the epidemic intersection, but I hadn’t time to look for industry there. [THE AREA OF TURKEY SAID TO BE HIT BY BIRD FLU ADJOINS AREAS OF IRAN AND IRAQ—JR]
2) H5N1 stock virus. Independent investigation is difficult or impossible due to Patriot Act and Homeland Security laws. [ANOTHER EXTRAORDINARY POINT. INDEPENDENT UNBIASED RESEARCHERS SHOULD BE STUDYING H5N1 TO SEE WHAT IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE, WHAT ITS CHARACTERISTICS ARE…WHETHER IT IS REALLY A VIRUS…ALL SORTS OF QUESTIONS WOULD BE ASKED BY TRULY UNBIASED RESEARCHERS, BUT SAMPLES OF H5N1 ARE BEING HELD VERY CLOSE TO THE VEST…THE JUSTIFICATION FOR THIS SECRECY IS: THE VIRUS COULD BE USED AS A BIO-WEAPON—JR]
So that’s a toxicological lens through which we can view today’s “bird flu”.
www geocities.com/harpub (polio critique) www geocities.com/noxot (West Nile
virus critique) www westonaprice.org/envtoxins/sarsepidemic.html (SARS critique)
That’s Jim West’s second email. Here is his next one:
Here are, following my other email to you, URL links regarding Turkey and smog, with schools being closed, 2,000,000 children…
In case some people think that the recent victims of bird flu in Turkey are environmentally safe, here are some search results for the area of Van, Turkey, which [is] on the Iran border. [VAN IS THE AREA IN TURKEY WHERE THE CHILDREN DIED–JR]
Eastern Turkey and the adjoining NW Iran are mining and petrochemical regions.
Respiratory disease is rampant in these regions.
Recent air pollution epidemic forced Teheran school closings…
“…we set off early for Bostan Anbad 63km away, the early morning air pollution left me gasping and wheezing…”
[nw iran, region of Turkey/Iran border and not far enough from Van, Turkey]
Kilice, F (1999). Investigation of Toxic Heavy Metals Pollution in the Road Dust at the Centre of Van Turkey. Bulletin of Pure and Applied Science 18c, 1-4.
More than 1,600 people have been taken to hospitals in Tehran as pollution in the Iranian capital reaches critical levels, health officials have said. [REMEMBER, THE AREA OF TURKEY CALLED “BIRD FLU” TERRITORY SITS UP AGAINST IRAN–JR]
Hospitals have reported…
Tehran has been suffering from severe smog since the beginning of December.
B Respiratory Pollution in Tehran ‘kills 100.’ More than 100 people have died after pollution in Tehran reached critical levels, health officials said. BBC, UK. 10 December 2005.
Two million school children have been given an unexpected day off.
The authorities have advised children, the elderly and people suffering from heart and lung disease to stay indoors.
“Mineral activities means exploration and extracting both have caused environmental pollution specially in northern Iran…”
Meanwhile, new bird flu cases in fowl were detected in five areas in
eastern and southeastern Turkey and authorities have culled 7,000 fowl in those areas, Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker said Thursday.
In Istanbul, the biggest city in Turkey, authorities immediately took four pigeons, found dead near a mosque, to a lab for bird flu tests and sprayed the area with disinfectants, the municipality said in a statement late Thursday, the Anatolia news agency reported early Friday…
Okay, so those are Jim West’s emails. We can see that very serious chemical pollution exists in the air in certain areas of Turkey and adjoining Iran. This is being ignored in studying the deaths of the several children there, and is ignored in other cases of sickness as well. And this pollution is also being ignored in studying the deaths of birds.
Why? Well, who benefits from this diversion away from the facts?
The people who own and operate the industries that are poisoning the air.
To take this further, I personally find it very hard to believe that, in an area of extreme pollution, where RESPIRATORY DISEASE is the key condition, three children who are sick are suddenly “checked for bird flu.” Among many cases of chemically caused respiratory distress in the region, all of a sudden there is going to be an investigation of bird flu?
I believe this is part of a larger agenda, one which I’ve described in earlier articles. Remember, Turkey is being cited as the first country outside of Asia where “bird flu has jumped.” “Now, Europe is being threatened.” Those who want this fake viral epidemic to be more frightening consider Turkey a major advance in their propaganda program.
Post edited by: martin, at: 2006/04/14 03:44