As I begin the second year of my investigation into the AIDS scam, I am still amazed by each day’s revelations. Unlike the predators I’ve driven from the street, Robert Gallo and his cohorts at the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) now behave as if they want to get caught. After decades of acquiescent oversight, NIAID Director Tony Fauci looks more like Tony Soprano than a medical doctor.
Last week I reported that the HIV drug Sustiva is not only being smoked like crack cocaine by thousands, but that abstinence from the drug compromises immune function in the same way that clinicians identify the onset of AIDS. Marketed as a “non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor,” Bristol-Myers Squibb provides no warning of the drug’s highly addictive hypnotic properties or it’s terrifying and potentially deadly affects of withdrawal.
As if that wasn’t enough, the book Dissecting a Discovery, promoted internationally by Gallo and his goons since December 2007 as the most “important reference book to read for the history of AIDS,” is as fraudulent as Gallo and his goons at IHV. With experience allegedly “sought after by Heads of State, Foreign & Political Dignitaries,” the author is in truth an unarmed security guard who also sells filters from his garage.
Based upon information from the Orange County Sheriff and Culver City Police departments, it appears that Nikolas Kontaratos is not licensed to investigate anything and is probably not even qualified to apply for the exam. After I spoke with Kontaratos last week, IHV’s goons quickly distanced themselves from Kontaratos and his book, although it is still being pushed in three languages around the world.
While most Americans would not risk the embarrassment of such an indiscretion, I attribute Gallo’s diminished inhibitions to:
- CONFUSION – Most Americans, including those in Congress, local, state, and federal law enforcement, don’t know (or don’t want to know) anything about microbiology, the scientific process, or how Congress spends billions of our taxes each year. When mobsters like Fauci report that millions of Americans will die unless taxpayers spend billions of dollars to produce a vaccine (protection racket), we respond as irrationally as Bernie Madoff’s once-ambitious investors. The problem with Madoff and Fauci is not that conmen exist, but that agencies like that SEC and Justice Department are too lazy, incompetent, or corrupt to investigate.
- VANITY – Most Americans prefer not having these goons tell them that they’re not as smart as highly paid AIDS researchers or clinicians. So rather than question the biotechnical community’s incoherent gibberish, we politely accept what they say to avoid the scathing condescension that is characteristic of defensive conmen who can’t answer important questions.
- APATHY - People ignore AIDS because AIDS doesn’t affect them and has never been a leading cause of death in the United States or Africa.
- TRUST – Most Americans trust that researchers and clinicians will not turn science into a criminal theology or squander billions of dollars pushing fake research and addictive toxins to enrich themselves.
- CONFIDENCE - Most Americans have an irrational faith that scientists and the oversight agencies they fund can police themselves and that, wherever fraud exists, Gallo’s friends within the CDC, FDA, and NIH will report the criminal activities that fund their own mortgages, cars, and ballet lessons.
Under the pretext of “public safety,” these mobsters achieve what common racketeers accomplish with extortion, fraud, intimidation, and terrorism. Nevertheless, after nearly three decades and $1 trillion in wasted research, thousands of real scientists are still asking the same embarrassing questions.
In 1975, Gallo and Weiss stated that they had isolated a human leukemia virus, HL23 virus, but this was shown later to have resulted from laboratory contamination by three primate retroviruses. In 1980 Gallo claimed to have isolated a human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV), but did not present positive evidence that this was a human virus. During 1983-4, Gallo and his associates published several papers asserting that the human leukemia virus, HTLV-1, was the agent involved in the development of AIDS. This was eventually disproven but meanwhile the attention of many scientists was misdirected, wasting time and resources that could have been put to far better use… (Karpas)
When I began my investigation in June 2008, Gallo’s goons sent dozens of reports to me that they said “proved the existence of HIV and AIDS.” But like Gallo’s original reports, none explained who, when, where, and exactly how HIV was proven to attack cells or cause AIDS. At best, the reports that I subsequently reviewed were either entirely unreadable or they assumed Gallo’s unproven speculation. The final paragraphs of Gallo’s own chatty gibberish illustrate the weightlessness of his reports:
The transient expression… and the previous lack of a cell system…represent a major obstacle in the detection, isolation, and elucidation of the precise causative agent of AIDS (e.g., we can’t prove it yet.)
… These studies… provide strong evidence of a causative involvement of the virus in AIDS. (e.g. Inconclusive) 
… these immunological and nucleic data clearly indicate that HTLV-III is a true member of the HTLV-II family and that it is more closely related to HTLV-II than to HTLV-I. (e.g., This looks more like this than that.) 
The data presented here and in the accompanying reports suggest that HTLV-III is the primary cause of AIDS. (e.h., Inconclusive) 
Despite millions of pages of incomprehensibly cross-referenced incoherence, these reports (and those stacked upon them) provide no specific information that disinterested and unbiased third parties can use to reproduce experiments used to actually prove or replicate those experiments.
NOTE: Readers can confirm this for themselves by contacting Tony Fauci, Robert Gallo or his staff. Request from them links to documents that “specifically indicate how independent researchers can duplicate the experiments that were performed to prove that HIV attacks cells and causes AIDS.” Don’t get distracted when they call you a denialist or start yammering about protease inhibitors, viral loads, T-cells, or Nobel Prizes. While you’re waiting (you’ll wait a long time), you might see how MIT graduate students built this PDF engine to generate gibberish-filled scientific reports and how easily they were accepted into nationally-accredited journals around the world (more here). I published this fake report in two minutes with my own name. If you eventually do receive links or files from the mobsters or goons that look somewhat legitimate, please send them to me.
Saving Gallo’s Legacy
But who could they get?
Gallo’s goons routinely sign each other’s reports and nominate each other for prestigious awards, so assigning one of them to write a book about IHV’s sloppy research might have looked somewhat incestuous. Even if a real scientist suffered ridicule, he couldn’t risk exposure.
Gallo and the goons at IHV needed someone truly independent – someone with not only a reputation of unimpeachable credibility but who would also not notice if something was amiss. They needed someone who was reasonably cooperative and open to gentle guidance and redirection so that the book would deliver the expected conclusions. The book also required the same integrity and intellectual weight that was expected in all of Gallo’s AIDS-related research.
Policeman and private investigators were problematic. If caught faking evidence or lying to a court, a perjury beef would result in the loss of the investigator’s license, badge, and career. Unlike some judges and lawyers who think that impartiality is something to aspire to, credibility is an intrinsic part of professional cops and investigators.
Robert Gallo needed someone like Warren Christopher – someone whose experience was sought by heads of state, dignitaries, A-list celebrities, county agencies, as well as the United States Government; someone whose expertise has benefitted U.S. presidents and prime ministers but also possesses the necessary wisdom and servility to reach the appropriate conclusion.
Unfortunately, such men are hard to find. Christopher was visiting his taxidermist, William Bratton was juking stats for the Vignali boys, Bernard Kerik was under investigation, Tony Pellicano was in jail, Arthur Anderson was under new management, Jessie Jackson wanted too much money, and Johnny Cochran was dead.
Despite the overwhelming odds, Gallo found his man after a recommendation by IHV researcher Dr. Tony Kontaratos.
According to the website, Nikolas Kontaratos was a retired police officer whose:
… experience was sought after by Heads of State, Foreign & Political Dignitaries, A-list celebrities, County Agencies, as well as the United States Government. His strength in security planning has benefited separately a former U.S. President, a Prime Minister, and top level Olympic organizing for the 2004 Summer Games in Athens…
Kontaratos didn’t say who, but it “was over dinner one night that he was asked to investigate the international scandal.” After “three years of interviews, persistent document collection, and reading the many accounts and records…” Kontaratos claims to have uncovered and exposed shameful secrets by drawing on his formidable investigative credentials:
(Kontaratos) “… documented with incontrovertible evidence what really happened between scientists, politicians, and countries when AIDS made itself known onto the world stage. Exposing the harsh realities of an unforgiving society and the battles that took place behind the scenes as scientists raced to understand the coming epidemic the disease would bring to our world.”
(Kontaratos’ book is) … an investigative exposé about the biggest scandal ever to hit research medicine: the controversial-laden discovery of the HIV virus. A discovery which united among others, the French Government, a United States Congressman, and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, into a lynch mob all after one American scientist. Who really did discover HIV? And why was one scientist, Dr. Robert Gallo, whose discoveries has saved countless lives, so hated?”
The website further describes the book as an ironclad exposure of the truth… (that) stands alone as a timeless, important, historical reference loaded with many new shocking revelations proved true… Congress has asked Dr. Gallo for materials to be donated to them to preserve forever his part in this drama of discovery. This book is to be included in that collection of materials…
Gallo, Kontaratos, and the Mayor met in Rome for the book’s “grand unveiling” at World AIDS Day 2007. Translated into Italian and Spanish, it was heralded by four icons of the AIDS industry:
“Congratulations - This book is the best,” said Barbara Culliton.
If anyone can recognize rigorous investigative work, Ms. Culliton is that person. As the Deputy Editor of Health Affairs, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Investigative Medicine, Editor-in-Chief (and Founder) of the Genome News Network, Correspondent-at-Large for Science, Deputy Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for Nature and paid consultant to Gallo’s Institute of Human Virology, her respect for the literary works of security guards and part-time filter salesmen is no different from the complicit journalism that helped mobsters like Fauci and Gallo become the icons of medicine they are today. It also explains why the editors of Science refused to respond to the demand by these cretinous doctors and scientists to depublish Gallo’s four original 1984 reports and how Gallo got his revised version of AIDS history published Nature.
Coincidentally, Culliton’s published works include titles like A Conundrum of Ethics, Politics and Genes, Clinical Investigation: An Endangered Science, and NIH needs clear definition of fraud.
“You have done a great service to science history,” said Dr. MG Sarngadharan.
As a co-author of three (1, 2, 3) of Gallo’s four original reports and “co-inventor of the AIDS test,” few people in the world understand the importance of scientific integrity better than Dr. Sarngadharan. Anyone who is impressed by Robert Gallo’s miraculous discoveries will appreciate Mr. Kontaratos’ comparative incandescence.
“With this book you have performed a tour de force on behalf of the scientific truth,” said Dr. Daniel Zagury.
As one of Gallo’s accessories since the beginning of AIDS and author of similar works, Zagury knows what an investigative tour de force looks like. He is also the Founder of the French biotechnology company Neovacs.
Coincidentally, Barbara Culliton defended Zagury in this article (1992) after he was accused of, among other things, conducting medical experiments on African orphans. It is unclear if Kontaratos or another security guard conducted that investigation.
“Your book is a masterwork of the truth told in an energizing and page-turning craft,” said Dr. William Blattner.
Having spent his entire career with the same mobsters at Cornell and U. of Maryland’s School of Medicine, one can also sees how this co-founder of Gallo’s Institute of Human Virology is so energized by the page-turning craft of Gallo’s security guard.
Sarcasm aside, the fact that Gallo specifically chose Kontaratos to author a book that chronicles his ostensible life and the work of his collaborators offers the first clue, from Gallo himself, that the foundation of all AIDS research, science, and policy is nothing more than a lie.
An Offer of Proof
Having conducted thousands of criminal investigations since 1980, it’s hard not to recognize the fundamental behavioral differences between the innocent and the guilty.
When falsely accused, the innocent will intuitively seek the most ethical, competent, and unbiased investigator available to dig up as much evidence as possible and to prove their innocence before an unbiased judge and jury. The guilty, however, are less enthusiastic about such investigators. Ideally, the guilty prefer less-skilled investigators who are less likely to find damning evidence and more likely to make mistakes. If given the opportunity, they will pay for someone to contrive a plausible alibi.
Although technically a “retired police officer,” Kontaratos spent no more than three months in a police academy, fifteen months in an Orange County jail, and nine months as a trainee with the Culver City Police before retiring with a complained-of knee injury in 1994. His experience is far different from the majority of retirees who spend twenty or thirty years responding to calls, interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; collecting evidence, and putting cases together so that a competent jury can decide the reasonable guilt or innocence of a defendant. Although hundreds of thousands of highly qualified and ethically unchallenged investigators are licensed throughout the United States, the fact that Gallo singled out someone who had nothing more than the right credentials is as damning as it gets. In return, Gallo (or his goons) flew Kontaratos first class to Europe to meet the Mayor of Rome.
Investigators & Rats
While almost genetically identical to rats and primates, it is our intellectual curiosity that sets humans apart. While we are all genetically coded to be curious, some of us are more deeply driven by a desire to understand the world around us than others.
When it comes to intellectual curiosity, there little difference between incorruptible cops and incorruptible scientists. After one spends a few years working with peers of equal integrity, our ability to recognize imposters becomes as easy as one’s sense of smell. Proving what our senses tell us depends upon the acuity of our senses and whether the odor is masked or unmasked.
In the case of Gallo, his decades of misconduct are masked by a core group of scientists and journalists (~ 100) who are motivated by something other than intellectual curiosity. Based upon what I’ve found during this past year, Gallo appears to be a charismatic man who was, at best, intellectually lazy. Instead of pursuing excellence that sometimes leads to greatness, Gallo appears to have sought greatness and a pretext to make it plausible.
He didn’t have much time. Because of sloppy research and fraud related to the so-called War on Cancer, Congress was preparing to withdraw all funding from scientists like Gallo. At the same time, a small group of promiscuous, addicted, nitrite-huffing, gonorrheal and syphilitic bath house veterans began to get sick.
Faced with the imminent loss of funding, Gallo and his goons needed a new virus that they could frighten Americans with. At the same time, gay activists wanted the world to believe that their lifestyle had nothing to do with their symptoms. If lifestyle was blamed, individuals would be responsible. But if Gallo blamed a harmless retrovirus, President Reagan would be politically responsible if he didn’t support an unmerited fight against it. As a result, billions of taxpayer dollars were diverted from real diseases while Gallo and his goons enriched themselves and those who supported their theology: leaving only a handful of incorruptible journalists, scientists, and skeptics to ask questions. (More here)
By choosing Kontaratos to author “the world’s most important historical account of the history of AIDS,” Gallo’s effort to rewrite history provides the best evidence that all AIDS research was built on nothing more than a fraud.
This investigation is no longer about one isolated fraudster. The fact that none of Gallo’s goons within the IHV, the University of Maryland, the journals Science and Nature, Cornell University, the CDC, NIH or any other university or law enforcement agency ever bothered to check allegations against Gallo, Blattner, Culliton, Sarngadharan, or Zagury, shows that the fraud is systemic throughout the pharmaceutical industry and university research centers. The fact that the federal government relies on Tony Fauci’s advise and guidance is a problem.
Gallo’s goons include Nicolas Bennett, Jeanne Bergman, James Murtagh, Brian Foley, Nathan Geffen, Gregg Gonsalves, Bette Korber, Kevin Kuritzky, Nicoli Nattrass, Jeanne Bergman, Ken Witwer, Richard Jeffreys, Seth Kalichman, Todd DeShong, Eduard Grebe, Bob Funkhouser, and John Moore. While some are PhDs and MDs employed by universities like Syracuse, Cape Town, Johns Hopkins, Weill Medical School and Yale, others operate from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and advocacy groups like the ASRU, ITPC, Project Inform, and TAG. Some write books about their targets. Some are unemployed or expelled medical students. Some are simply not firing on all pistons. All are directly or indirectly supported or directed by the makers of HIV drugs under the nose of NIAID Director Tony Fauci, MD.
Because real proof is as easy to produce as the hyperlinks I’ve posted in this blog, Gallo’s goons are hard pressed to explain why they’ve spent years attacking and writing books when they need do nothing more than email a PDF or post proof on a website. Their IS TOO! – IS NOT! arguments are tedious.
As evidence mounts, I believe that there is probable cause to believe that Robert Gallo and the employees within IHV are engaged in an ongoing criminal enterprise that has helped universities and drug companies defraud taxpayers of hundreds of billions of dollars since at least June 1981.
The fact that I, a retired cop and private investigator, could identify a fraud that the world’s top AIDS researchers and the editors of the most prestigious scientific journals could not (or refused to) identify makes these revelations even more disturbing. It also explains why the mainstream media is so intimidated when considering a story that challenges the “scientific consensus.” If I were a New York Times reporter, the last thing I’d want is someone like Barbara Culliton telling the owner that I’m a lousy investigator.
The whole thing would be a farce except that healthy young women like Krizs are ordered to give their babies AZT under threat of having them taken away to be poisoned. This happens every day to women throughout Africa, Europe, and even in the United States. One Bay Area mother was threatened this year by Child Protective Services. After a tough fight, she was allowed to keep her children.
There is much at stake. Thousands, if not millions of people, are being poisoned and killed each year in the US and around the world because of mindless clinicians, Gallo’s goons, and Fauci’s acquiescence. In Texas last week, a man was sentenced to 45 years in prison after allegedly infecting six women with HIV. While he may be guilty of promiscuity, how does a jury convict someone of spreading HIV when the laws are built entirely upon Gallo’s unproven research? If the women begin taking AZT and Sustiva, the drugs and the stigma of Gallo’s benign virus will harm them much more than an evening of casual sex.
As for Kontaratos, I have no desire to attack him personally. At the same time, he should have recognized his role in covering up what has become a multi-billion dollar fraud that has sickened and killed millions and stained millions more with the stigma of nothing more than a harmless retrovirus.
Real scientists would answer these questions and would acknowledge their past mistakes – which is exactly why Gallo, Fauci, and their goons hate the so-called denialists.