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Mathias Rath saves us from World War III


Times ad may embarrass HIV?AIDS critics

But it also suggests how obvious is paradigm error

Anyone who realizes how AIDS reduces to the garbage in-garbage out health problems of drugs and nutrition, with no proven contribution of HIV science on either side of cause or cure, will be taken aback by nutrition activist Dr. Matthias Rath’s ad today (Fri Aug 25) in the New York Times.

“Stop Bush! Stop WWIII!” the headline announces at the top of the one third page ad at the bottom of the Times page A13, with an image of Rath, hand on chin, on the right, and a text which, under the subhead “Protecting the Multi-Trillion Dollar Drug Investment Business”, informs readers that the Bush Administration plans to embark on WWIII in response to “the imminent collapse of one of the largest investment industries: the multi-trillion dollar pharmaceutical drug business with disease.”:

The outrageous step of preparing WWIII cannot be explained by the desire to gain access to oil fields. Only the foreseeable economic loss of catastrophic proportion can trigger such a desperate action. This is the imminent collapse of one of the largest investment industries: the multi-trillion dollar pharmaceutical drug business with disease.

The scandals from the deadly side-effects of Vioxx, Baycol and other widely used drugs are already threatening the economic basis of the largest drug makers in the world. Now the survival of the entire pharmaceutical industry is at stake. Constructed as an investment business based on patented drugs, this industry has been unmasked as a giant organized fraud: it promises “health” but its entire existence depends on the continuation and expansion of diseases as multi-billion dollar drug markets.

The logic of this Bush motivation (a nuclear World War III to solve the drug industry’s problems?) seems a little hard to understand, but it seems to have sprung from a remark by Linus Pauling, whose two Nobels didn’t prevent him from being generally abused in the public prints by know nothing reporters for advocating the vital importance of key nutrients, especially his belief in Vitamin C as a cancer preventive, since he eventually died of prostate cancer in his nineties, after taking enormous amounts of Vitamin C daily for decades (for his rejoinder, see below).

Pauling apparently told Rath at one point that

“Your discoveries threaten entire industries. One day there may even be wars just to prevent this breakthrough from being widely accepted. This is the time when you need to stand up!”

Now Rath feels the time has come to speak out in precisely this way. He feels he spoke out earlier on the Iraq war successfully and now he spikes Bush’s nuclear weapons by speaking out now:

On March 16, 2003, 4 days before the Iraq War started, Dr. Rath published an Open Letter in the New York Times stating that it was the Bush Administration’s plan to escalate it into a “war that includes the use of weapons of mass destruction.” This strategic plan was made public with the intention to prevent its implementation. Today’s Open Letter goes one step further: it reveals the economic motives behind the ongoing WWIII agenda of the Bush Administration…Now World War III Is No Longer Possible!

The next months will see the Bush Administration threatening military action and wars against Iran, North Korea and other countries. However, with the publication of this information the launch of WWIII will no longer be possible because:

1. The agenda behind these war plans has now been revealed…

Rath apparently thinks that the drug industry is suffering from lack of profits, but is this so? He is sure that it is severely threatened by his advocacy of the nutrient approach, which is certainly true in HIV?AIDS, if reason ever prevails in that arena. Whether this will topple the drug industry on a global scale seems unlikely, however.

The scandals from the deadly side-effects of Vioxx, Baycol and other widely used drugs are already threatening the economic basis of the largest drug makers in the world. Now the survival of the entire pharmaceutical industry is at stake. Constructed as an investment business based on patented drugs, this industry has been unmasked as a giant organized fraud: it promises “health” but its entire existence depends on the continuation and expansion of diseases as multi-billion dollar drug markets.

To protect its business with patentable drugs from competition by effective, non-patentable therapies, the stakeholders of the pharmaceutical business have consistently excluded research with non-patentable natural substances. Moreover, they have strategically barred basic knowledge of biological science in this field from entering the medical practice to fight global diseases including heart disease, cancer and immune deficiencies. If this basic knowledge had been implemented into medicine when it became available decades ago, neither the scope of most diseases nor the size of the drug investment business would have reached today’s magnitude.

As it happens, the scientific literature now contains a large number of studies and papers supporting this theme, that the benefits of added nutrients are still neglected, which is an inconvenient truth for the pharmas given that demand for vitamins and minerals are not easily exploited through patents.

But does Rath’s ad reflect some newfound confidence in the way things are going in South Africa? As far as we can judge it would seem to provide, in its irrational view of international affairs, only more cannon fodder for the TAC, and we expect it to be posted on the AIDSTruth.org site as an example of how Rath is just another anti-HIV crackpot.

However, this would be as misleading as the other pages of that highly irresponsible site, which carries more misleading information on the science of HIV?AIDS than any other right now, partly because it refuses corrective discussions with critics.

Rath may be a lesser chemist than Linus Pauling, but as Pauling recognized, he has in general the right idea. As prominent HIV?AIDS critic and scientist David Rasnick (pic) also has recognized, in going to work with Rath in South Africa for the last two years or so, Rath has generally the right idea about the causes and cures for African AIDS.

The point made about the rightness or wrongness of critics of HIV?AIDS science by this ad for Rath’s somewhat amateurish ideas about international political economics seems to us to be the opposite of what his critics might claim. What it shows is how easy the HIVAIDS paradigm is to see through, as the existence of so many thousands of other critics outside HIV?AIDS science also shows, as they reject the claims of scientists in the field as unconvincing and unacceptable even in terms of common sense.

What it indicates is that the paradigm is so irrational and replete with inconsistencies that not only a Dr Rath but even people with far less understanding of medical science who can barely read a scientific paper simply know in their bones, that the whole traveling roadshow is run by confidence tricksters.

Certainly there is every reason to suppose that Dr Rath is on the right track with his vitamins and minerals, even if he may be overlooking some factors (critics say he is not taking into account that balance is all important), since as we have noted previously there is every indication in the literature that these are the keys to both the causes of HIV?AIDS symptoms and the cures for the same.

For the same reason, we believe that Linus Pauling was on the right track with his thinking in this field. A few months before he died we asked the chemistry Nobelist how he reconciled his ideas with the fact he got prostate cancer in the end, and he replied cheerfully that if he hadn’t warded off prostate cancer with Vitamin C it would have progressed faster and he would have died much earlier.

Meanwhile he had achieved the distinction of being the only member of the National Academy of Sciences refused publication of an article on Vitamin C he wished to put in its periodical, the Proceedings of the National Academy, after a swarm of antagonists had raised objections to what they apparently viewed as quackery.

Soon he would be joined by Peter Duesberg in that distinction, which we believe is still unique to those two members of the Academy.

Stop Bush! Stop WWIII!

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Stop Bush! Stop WWIII!

Matthias Rath, M.D. is the world-renowned scientist who led the breakthrough in the natural control of major diseases. His colleague and friend, the late Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling stated: “Your discoveries threaten entire industries. One day there may even be wars just to prevent this breakthrough from being widely accepted. This is the time when you need to stand up!”

On March 16, 2003, 4 days before the Iraq War started, Dr. Rath published an Open Letter in the New York Times stating that it was the Bush Administration’s plan to escalate it into a “war that includes the use of weapons of mass destruction.” This strategic plan was made public with the intention to prevent its implementation. Today’s Open Letter goes one step further: it reveals the economic motives behind the ongoing WWIII agenda of the Bush Administration.

The world is closer to WWIII than ever. Until today no one has provided a convincing answer as to “why?” The purpose of this Open Letter is:

1. To expose the agenda behind the Bush Administration’s plan to launch WWII.

2. To Prevent the execution of this plan through this public exposure.

3. To enable the people of America and the world to compare the events of the coming months with this analysis and take the appropriate actions.

The Bush Administration’s Goal: Launching World War III

Under the pretext of fighting terrorism, the Bush Administration has been preparing the USA and the world for WWIII. Already the Iraq war was designed as the launching pad for a war with weapons of mass destruction. The obvious reason why no post-war plan had been prepared was that this war was never intended to end. For the last three years the Bush Administration has been alternately threatening Iran, North Korea and other countries with a military strike. Moreover, in September 2005 the Bush Administration announced a change in its military doctrine to specifically include a nuclear first strike – even without any UN mandate.

The recent war in the Middle East was nothing else than a substitute war designed and controlled by the Bush Administration. Its deliberate brutality was intended to escalate this war into an open military conflict between Iran and the U.S. thus beginning WWIII. But this plan failed. As this war dragged on and casualties rose, world opinion eventually terminated it. Now is the time to answer urgent questions.

Why Does the Bush Administration Seek to Launch World War III?

Parallel to the global military escalation, the Bush Administration has domestically made every preparation to turn U.S. democracy into a dictatorship. Again under the pretext of fighting terrorism a series of empowerment laws have been passed, including the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, the Biodefense Act and others.

The common denominators of these acts are:

1. The abolition of most U.S. civil rights.

2. The granting of direct access to executive and legislative power for the pharmaceutical and petro-chemical industries – the drug and oil cartels.

The only step needed to activate this entire set of empowerment legislation is a world war with the ensuing martial laws.

Protecting the Multi-Trillion Dollar Drug Investment Business

The outrageous step of preparing WWIII cannot be explained by the desire to gain access to oil fields. Only the foreseeable economic loss of catastrophic proportion can trigger such a desperate action. This is the imminent collapse of one of the largest investment industries: the multi-trillion dollar pharmaceutical drug business with disease.

The scandals from the deadly side-effects of Vioxx, Baycol and other widely used drugs are already threatening the economic basis of the largest drug makers in the world. Now the survival of the entire pharmaceutical industry is at stake. Constructed as an investment business based on patented drugs, this industry has been unmasked as a giant organized fraud: it promises “health” but its entire existence depends on the continuation and expansion of diseases as multi-billion dollar drug markets.

To protect its business with patentable drugs from competition by effective, non-patentable therapies, the stakeholders of the pharmaceutical business have consistently excluded research with non-patentable natural substances. Moreover, they have strategically barred basic knowledge of biological science in this field from entering the medical practice to fight global diseases including heart disease, cancer and immune deficiencies. If this basic knowledge had been implemented into medicine when it became available decades ago, neither the scope of most diseases nor the size of the drug investment business would have reached today’s magnitude.

Now that the deceptive strategy of this “business with disease” has been unmasked, its entire credibility is at stake and with it the survival of multi-trillion dollar markets of patented drugs. The desperate effort to prevent the largest financial collapse in history is the driving force behind the plans for WWIII.

Now World War III Is No Longer Possible!

The next months will see the Bush Administration threatening military action and wars against Iran, North Korea and other countries. However, with the publication of this information the launch of WWIII will no longer be possible because:

1. The agenda behind these war plans has now been revealed.

2. The governments of the world can no longer be coerced by the Bush Administration into such wars – regardless of the pretext.

3. The governments of the world can now establish a new world parliament. As a precondition to lasting world peace, this global government has to be founded on the principle –One Country – One Vote.”

4. The people of America have the opportunity to peacefully remove those politicians who continue to threaten world peace.

5. The people of the world now have the chance to significantly reduce today’s most common diseases, including heart disease, cancer and immune deficiencies by terminating the investment business with these diseases.

11 Responses to “Mathias Rath saves us from World War III”

  1. Orwell's Ghost Says:

    Truthseeker’s analysis of Matthias Rath’s ideas on “HIV/AIDS” and the international political and economic situation seems accurate. I would add these points:

    For a number of years, Rath has highlighted his association with Linus Pauling as one of the principal items in his (Rath’s) biography. In an April 2003 interview at his Web site, Rath claims “Linus Pauling and I were more than scientific colleagues. We shared a common vision for a healthier and more peaceful world. Thus, it is not surprising that shortly before his death, Linus Pauling stated that there is no doubt that he considered me as his successor.” (As far as can be determined, Rath has not provided a reference for this reported comment by Pauling.)

    But consider this discordant and inconvenient fact: In March 1994, Rath sued the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in California (which Pauling founded and worked at until his death) for allegedly taking credit for his (Rath’s) work and Rath made much of this legal challenge at the time. Rath continued to pursue the lawsuit even after Pauling died at age 93 on August 19, 1994. Rath’s lawsuit was eventually dismissed on November 4, 1994 when a Superior Court judge rejected all of Rath’s claims. (References are in the hyperlinks.)

  2. noreen martin Says:

    Yes, all vitamins, supplements and other procedures are overlooked, especially by the mainstream. Why would the positive effects of Chelation therapy which can unclog arteries be used at the cost of several hundred dollars when thousands can be made by having open-heart surgery? Take cancer too, there are so many wonderful supplements, herbs and bio-electric medcine which can work wonders. Where is all the research on this? Not to be found. More money is to made by helping to destroy the immune system with radiation and chemotherapy than by safer treatments.

    The pharmaceutical industry won’t do the research on patented drugs when the patent has expired. One, if not the best, drug to come along in a very long time is Low Dose Naltrexone. It is a miracle drug for so many suffers of immune deficiency diseases. It has been used, quite safely, for almost twenty years. It is just now getting the attention that it deserves. Why won’t the industry which created it do the research on it? Quite simple, the patent has expired and it is a very cheap drug.

    The Big Pharma has naught to fear if the Codex rules from the WHO get accepted by the world. Then, simple vitamins and supplements would go sky high. I wonder if the pharmacy industry is behind all this? Medicine is a very profitable business at the expense of the patient. Great lengths have been gone too in the past from the jailing of dissedents to the closing of clinics to anyone who dares to upset the apple cart. Even today, many progressive professionals must practice outside the U.S. and other boundries to prevent harrasment from the watchful eyes of the FDA. Until the FDA severies its ties with the drug industry, nothing much will change.

  3. Robert Houston Says:

    As “Orwell’s Ghost” has indicated in his comment above, there was considerable bad will from Dr. Rath towards Dr. Pauling. It’s thus ironic that Rath has used his brief association with Pauling’s Institute as a major basis for claiming credibility. An excellent article about Rath was written by investigative medical writer Peter Chowka, who was a longtime personal friend of Dr. Pauling.

    The problem with Rath’s new ad in the NY Times is that it is simply insane. Using components that many would recognize as credible – the warmongering proclivity of the Bush administration and the hostility of the drug industry towards potential competition from unpatentable nutritional supplements – Rath produces a bizarre theory, to wit, that the Bush administration seeks world war in order to protect the drug industry from vitamins. He never explains the connection, because there isn’t any. (In a previous ad, his only evidence was that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld was once the chief executive of a major drug company.) The new ad will thus be seen as evidence only that Rath is a crackpot.

    This a shame because, as Truthseeker pointed out, the information that Rath has dispensed about the potential usefulness of nutrients in AIDS and cancer and heart disease has a genuine scientific basis.

  4. McKiernan Says:

    Challenges to the authenticity of Dr. Raths vitamin concoction claims appear profoundly and benignly under-reported in the absence of any in-depth reporting either here or elsewhere.

    I’d like to see TA present an report on the various vitamin preparations Rath sold in SA with their commercial claims.

    Health E quoted in October 2005,

    “two anonymous Cape Town women who attended a Rath press conference in Cape Town on June 15 as saying they were promised homes, money, and groceries if they took Rath’s vitamins.

    The press conference is still featured on Rath’s website, where the foundation claims it was a “historic event” in which “dozens of patients gathered to document with their own lives, that the cause of Aids can be drastically reversed naturally”.

    In addition, Health E reported

    “Health E said in a story posted on its website on Thursday that another woman, a “high-profile” Rath foundation agent who had been promoting the vitamins in Cape Town’s Gugulethu, died a few months after rejecting ARVs and would be buried this Saturday.”

    Looks like this guy may have an unfavorable record that could use some serious fact-checking..

  5. Truthseeker Says:

    McK, as far as we know and have reported Matthias Rath is a quack and a charlatan who happens to have the right general idea about the importance of the right nutrition. His ideas about the mechanisms involved are not supported by the literature and the sophistication of his treatment is similarly low.

    In this however he comes out ahead of the megacharlatans who currently run HIV∫AIDS and make it the all time world champion of quackery, practised by leaders who will not read their own scientific literature, or misrepresent what it says.

  6. McKiernan Says:

    Thank you for the clarification.

  7. Gene Semon Says:

    Truth,

    Rath appears to be a loose cannon but, like Pauling’s other collaborator, Ewen Cameron, who did mind control research for the CIA, we don’t always get the highest ethical standards from scientists who make a contribution to progress. I would at least take a closer look at Rath’s publications and give him a fair chance at defending himself from the various charges – plus, does this involve the related controversy over the efficay of antioxidants? – before dismissing him as a charlatan.

    Regarding international politics, his position may be overstated, but not “insane” (unfortunate term from a man I greatly respect) or even incoherent. Look, if you don’t know the Cheney-Rumsfeld history from the Nixon Era, (of course Bush is only the salesman), when they implemented “Team B Intelligence” to overturn the Nixon Detente (when the population had less to be afraid of) thru the 1998 Project for a New American Century Declarations, etc., maybe you shouldn’t even be commenting. In other words, perhaps there IS a connection to HIV branding: from this crowd, how many ways will they terrorize the population in order to subsidize their favorite industries? At least it’s a legitimate question.

    AIDSTruth, of course, will continue as highly skilled propagandists no matter what Dr Rath has to say.

  8. Robert Houston Says:

    Gene Semon writes that Rath’s ” position may be overstated, but not ‘insane’…or even incoherent… perhaps there IS a connection to HIV branding…”

    Then what’s the connection between war and vitamins? What possible reason could there be to believe that the Bush administration is pushing for world war in order to save the drug industry from the competitive threat of nutritional supplements? If there is any such reason, why would it be missing from a major newspaper ad charging such a connection? Without even the hint of a reason for a connection, the message that comes across from the ad is that the writer is apparently delusional, and possibly insane.

    I’m well aware of the Project for a New American Century (of which Cheney was a co-signer), and of the Neocons’ declared willingness to use war to further their ends of controlling oil and making the Middle East safe for Israel. But Rath in his ad says that oil has nothing to do with it – that it’s all about fighting vitamins. Assuming he’s not irrational, what’s the rationale?

    This in no way means that Dr. Rath is a charlatan. His foundation in fact has marshalled considerable scientific evidence to support the potential value of nutritional supplementation in AIDS, cancer, and heart disease.

    By the way, the late Scottish surgeon Dr. Ewan Cameron was, like his collaborator Linus Pauling, a heroic pioneer in the the use of vitamin C against cancer. I do not know that he was involved in any CIA experiment (since he was a Scottish citizen this seems doubtful), but I do know that he was a physician and scientist of great compassion and integrity.

  9. Orwell's Ghost Says:

    Please , Gene Semon, let’s not libel the distinguished Scottish surgeon Dr. Ewan Cameron (1922-1991), the longtime associate of the late Linus Pauling, Ph.D. and (Cameron) the medical director of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in the 1970s and ’80s. He is not to be confused with the Scottish-born Donald Ewen Cameron (1901-1967), who was involved in experiments in Canada (where he worked for decades) for MKULTRA, the United States based CIA-directed “mind control” program.

  10. Robert Houston Says:

    “…like Pauling’s other collaborator, Ewen Cameron, who did mind control research for the CIA, we don’t always get the highest ethical standards from scientists…”

    The above assertion by Mr. Semon about Dr. Ewan Cameron appears to be erroneous. He probably confused Dr. Cameron with the late psychiatrist Dr. Humphrey Osmond, who once conducted LSD research under government auspices. Dr. Osmond was an associate of Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., and it was Dr. Hoffer who later collaborated with Linus Pauling on research papers and a book.

  11. McKiernan Says:

    I would at least take a closer look at Rath’s publications and give him a fair chance at defending himself from the various charges – plus, does this involve the related controversy over the efficacy of antioxidants? – before dismissing him as a charlatan.

    So how does the independent observer evaluate these, Gene ?

    Health-e said in a story posted on its website on Thursday that another woman, a “high-profile” Rath foundation agent who had been promoting the vitamins in Cape Town’s Gugulethu, died a few months after rejecting ARVs and would be buried this Saturday.

    Controversial vitamin seller Dr Matthias Rath has gone on trial for fraud in Germany after he convinced the parents of a boy with bone cancer to reject conventional medicine and use his “miracle cure” vitamin pills instead, according to the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

    The Treatment Action Campaign is set to take up yet another volley in an attempt to stop the controversial vitamin seller Dr Matthias Rath. The Rath Foundation has been accused of promoting its vitamins as a cure for AIDS and encouraging HIV positive people to abandon their antiretroviral (ARV) drugs

    Health-e News Service welcomes the decision by Dr Matthias Rath to withdraw his defamation case against the agency, employees Anso Thom and Khopotso Bodibe and freelancer Siviwe Minyi (case number 11681/05) and to pay our legal costs to date.

    The unchallenged actions of Dr Matthias Rath and his foundation, are undermining government’s policy to provide comprehensive treatment for HIV and AIDS and endangers people’s lives. These concerns are in a letter written to the Western Cape’s Health MEC Pierre Uys and signed by 199 health professionals. Spokesperson for the group, Dr Andrew Boulle, spoke to Health-e.

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