May 1, 2001 Special Dispatch No. 214

Qadhafi: The CIA and the Israeli Mossad injected AIDS to Libyan children

May 1, 2001
Libya, Egypt | Special Dispatch No. 214

The Egyptian government daily, Al-Ahram, echoes Qadhafi's accusations against the US and Israel:

"Our brother, the Colonel Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi, the leader of the Libyan revolution, revealed that two years ago Libyan children in the city of Benghazi suffered from the most abominable crime in the history of mankind, when foreign nurses injected them with the AIDS virus, while pretending to immunize them."

"In a speech given during the closing session of The Special African Summit for the Fight Against the AIDS Epidemic... Qadhafi said that Libya will hand over all information regarding this vile crime to the World Health Organization (WHO) and to other relevant international organizations so the world will know of the plot, which bear no mercy for children and from which the Libyan people suffer."

"Qadhafi added that there are those who think that the CIA or the Israeli Mossad were behind this crime. He emphasized that these children were transported to Europe for treatment and that European health authorities are well aware of the matter. Other [infected] children are treated by Libyan clinics."

"Qadhafi added that this act, which is a malicious sex crime, reveals the ugly face of those who introduced the AIDS virus to Africa in order to exhaust its strength and deplete its resources with the intention of gaining control over Africa. He remarked that Africa has turned into a market of high demand for pharmaceutical and other AIDS-treatment medical products. He claimed that international monopolies strive to continue disseminating the AIDS virus as long as possible in order to double their profits from sales of pharmaceutical products, which inhibit the effects of the disease."

"Qadhafi clarified that world health authorities stated more then once that they were able to isolate the AIDS virus, meaning that they made considerable progress regarding methods to control the virus. He explained that medical laboratories can achieve a perfect treatment for this disease and even find immunization for it, but big capitalist corporations prevent this from taking place in order to maintain their large profits."

"Qadhafi added that the smallpox virus, which the World Health Organization declared eradicated from the world, is still kept in CIA laboratories. He asked why the U.S. is not handing it over to the World Health Organization and explained that the reason was the U.S. intention to use it for biological warfare. Qadhafi stated that Libya will raise this humanitarian issue in international fora and [argued] that nations and governments must take a firm stand on such matters which have implications on the fate of nations."[1]

[1] Al-Ahram (Egypt), April 29, 2001.

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