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Friday, February 27, 2015

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

At Kurdish Front-line Outpost, Skepticism Abounds About Assault on Mosul

At Kurdish Front-line Outpost, Skepticism Abounds About Assault on Mosul

By Mitchell Prothero
OUTSIDE SULTAN ABDULLAH, IRAQ -- Major Deliar Shouki, the commander of a string of Kurdish fire bases less than 20 miles from Mosul, admitted he was skeptical when he'd heard the news last week that a U.S. official had told Pentagon reporters that 25,000 Iraqi troops would attack the Islamic State-held city perhaps as soon as April.
"There really is no Iraqi army, so I don't know where they get the idea that they can train 25,000 soldiers in two months to fight house to house in Mosul," he said on Friday as he gave a visiting journalist a tour of his men's positions on the outskirts of the tiny hamlet of Sultan Abdullah, which lies about midway between Mosul and the Kurdish capital of Irbil.
Only a few hundred yards of open ground separates his troops from the Islamic State positions, with Shouki's men dug in deeply on the tops of hills and the Islamic State fighters occupying the tiny village below. Nearly every night, the area is the scene World War I-style battles as the extremists attempt to storm the Kurdish trenches, only to be thrown back, with heavy casualties.
"It just seems to me like the Iraqi [Arabs] lack a certain morale to be soldiers, and I don't want to directly accuse them of anything, but every time they fight Daash, they lose ground and equipment that ends up being used against us," he said, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. "It's very suspicious and I don't think they want to fight them."
Both Shouki and the American-made armored vehicle he uses to shuttle ammunition and evacuate the wounded from his front line area are examples of how the Kurdish peshmerga adapted after the Islamic State stormed into Mosul and took over much of northern and central Iraq last summer.
Shouki isn't exactly a major, it's what his men call him. In fact, though, he'd retired from the peshmerga after years of fighting Saddam Hussein; when he volunteered to return as the Islamic State threatened, he was given command of one of the most bitterly contested sections of northern Iraq.
And his command vehicle once carried U.S. troops before being given to the Iraqi army when the Americans left in 2011. It was captured by the Islamic State in June when the Iraqi Army abandoned its equipment and fled before the extremists' advance. The peshmerga captured it in battle a few months ago and immediately put it to use.
"We need more armored vehicles and heavier weapons," Shouki explained. "We fight to defend Kurdistan and the coalition air strikes have been very helpful but we need [American] special forces 'boots on the ground' to help guide them in and heavier weapons if we are to drive them out of Iraq."
"Americans need to understand we are fighting them here for you because if they stay in Mosul and take Irbil, they'll come to New York and Washington eventually," he added.
Sitting with a group of his commanders over a hot lunch of chicken and eggplant brought to the base by a local family as a thank you to the troops, the commanders of this section of the front line dismiss the notion that any major operation led by the central government in Baghdad to recapture Mosul is imminent.
"The Arabs can't take Tikrit and Bayji," laughed one commander, referring to two much smaller cities held by the Islamic State. "There is no Iraqi army, just Shiite militias."
Another dignitary, dressed in traditional Kurdish garb and heavily armed who declined to give his name but described his occupation as an "arms dealer for Kurdistan," said the only capable fighting forces that the Iraqi Arabs can field are the Iranian-trained, -led and -equipped militias, which he said, to much agreement in the room, aren't interested in Sunni Arab Mosul, for both sectarian and strategic reasons.
"Shiite militias and Kurds are going into Sunni Arab Mosul?" he asked. "We Kurds will fight to protect our homeland but Mosul is not, it's the Arabs' home. And the Shiite only care about protecting Baghdad and their areas in the south from the Sunnis of Anbar," the Iraqi province to the west of Baghdad that has largely fallen to the Islamic State.
Adding to these concerns are the role of Shiite militias in the area south of the city of Kirkuk, which is now in Kurdish hands. The peshmerga lines and the Shiite militias' operations intersect there, and tensions between the two forces occasionally flare into fighting, even though both are battling the the Islamic State. So far the incidents have been minor, but there are concerns they could become a major source of conflict, especially after recent statements by Shiite militia leaders that they would force the Kurds to allow them to deploy around oil-rich Kirkuk, a city long coveted by the Kurds and that they have vowed not to return to Arab control.
Shouki said it's possible the Kurds would cooperate in an assault on Mosul, but there were in his opinion many conditions that would need to be met: the government in Baghdad would have to assemble an army, give the Kurds significant amounts of weapons, and pay some of the nearly $6 billion it owes the Kurdish regional government.
In addition, he said Kurdish cooperation is likely to depend on the United States agreeing to put combat air controllers on the ground to ensure the accuracy of air strikes, something the Pentagon has said might be possible, but that would place U.S. troops in danger.
"We are the only ones fighting and dying," he said.
That sacrifice is obvious at one of the tiny hillside fire bases overlooking Sultan Abdullah. The Kurds' bunkers there were deep for protection from the better-equipped Islamic State artillery, and sand bags covered a series of trenches that were surrounded by barbed wire.
The Kurds are better armed now than they were last summer, thanks to donations of gear from the United State and Germany and British logistical help that brought in large amounts of ammunition from former Soviet stockpiles. But the peshmerga still lack the heavy artillery and armored vehicles the Islamic State has.
Pointing at his command vehicle, Shouki noted that the Iraqi Army abandoned about 2,000 similar vehicles last June; his men have one, plus about dozen American-made Humvees mounted with heavy machine guns.
Still, his men are able to hold off the Islamic State's frontal assaults on their positions, that to the German anti-tank weapons they've been give -- the Milan guided anti-tank missile and the Panzerfaust anti-tank rocket system.
The men describe a battle last Wednesday night, where under the cover of fog, Islamic State fighters -- estimated in the hundreds -- pushed to within 25 yards of these trenches, sparking a five-hour close quarters gunfight that left the peshmerga unsupported by coalition air power.
"They told us we were on our own because both sides were too close to bomb," said one peshmerga fighter as he stared down the barrel of his PKM medium machine gun through a slit in the sandbags at the Islamic State lines just a few hundred meters away.
He described the pitched battle that followed. "Normally it's harder to throw grenades up than down but in this case it was the opposite," he said. "All the Daash guys had to do was get their grenades over our sandbags and that was it. But they were so close, we had to hold our grenades live for a few seconds so they would go off before they rolled past the Daash guys."
He pointed to dark shapes throughout the field. "You can still see a lot of their bodies, I don't know how many but nobody can go out there to get them."
Shouki said in that fight they recovered 38 Islamic State fighter bodies, many snared on the barbed wire just outside the trenches, while his men lost one killed and six wounded, all from grenades. He claims the Islamic State death toll was likely much higher; once the Islamic State fighters retreated, coalition air power was able to go to work.
"Daash is a lot less powerful now because of the planes," he said. "They can still attack but we see them growing weaker because they can't reinforce or retreat without getting hit. But we also get their best fighters attacking here because it is important, mostly foreign fighters with good training and discipline."
The same position was hit again Saturday, according to a text message from Shouki. This time, he said, 53 extremists were killed and about a dozen of his own men were wounded, but the bunkers and trenches held.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Denmark: 1 Killed, 3 Injured as Gunmen Attack Free Speech Event feat. Mohammed Cartoonist | Creeping Sharia

Denmark: 1 Killed, 3 Injured as Gunmen Attack Free Speech Event feat. Mohammed Cartoonist | Creeping Sharia
Gunmen stormed a Copenhagen building Saturday where controversial cartoonist Lars Vilks and his supporters had gathered, killing one man and wounding three police officers before driving away from the scene, police and witnesses said.
Helle Merete Brix — the founder of the Lars Vilks Committee, created two years ago in support of the Swedish cartoonist whose portrayals of the Prophet Mohammed angered many in the Muslim world — told CNN that security on site moved her and others to safe areas once they realized a shooting had taken place.
She and Vilks ended up in a storage room together, holding hands, until police told them it was OK to come out.
“We have never taken any chances,” Brix said, pointing to the heavy security from police, Danish intelligence services and Vilks’ own security guards at this and other committee events. “What we have so much been frightened would happen happened tonight.”
The attackers fled the scene in a dark Volkswagen Polo, according to Copenhagen police.
A target since cartoon of Mohammed with dog’s body
About 30 people — including Vilks and French diplomat Francois Zimeray, who tweeted later that he is “still alive in the room” — attended Saturday’s event at a theater building in what Brix described as a “very peaceful area” of the Danish capital.
But it didn’t last long, with noise erupting just a few minutes in.
The attackers made it into the lobby but apparently got no further, according to Brix, a journalist and literary critic. She recalled how one man there “acted very quickly and courageously” by pushing a woman down to the ground then putting herself on top of her so she wouldn’t get shot.
Brix said “there’s no doubt about it” that the event — which included a panel on free speech — was targeted because of Vilks, who has “not been able to live a normal life” for years, according to the committee.
“This is … why we set up the committee: to support Mr. Vilks and support his right to freedom of speech,” Brix said.
The shooting occurred just over a month after the massacre at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which had come under fire for its publishing cartoons of Mohammed. Depictions of Mohammed are considered offensive by many Muslims.
Vilks was a target before Charlie Hebdo for his 2007 cartoon of Mohammed with the body of a dog — an animal that conservative Muslims consider unclean.
In a CNN interview later that year from his home in rural Sweden, Vilks said the drawing was a calculated move meant to elicit a rection.
“It should be possible to insult all religions in a democratic way,” he said then. “If you insult one (religion), then you should insult the other ones.”

This may be the first time much of the Western world will have heard of Lars Vilks, but it’s not the first attempt by Muslims to end Vilks’ life .
Read all Creeping Sharia posts on Lars Vilks here.
See our Lars Vilks collection here.

Chapel Hill shootings a “hate crime?” Killings over parking spaces far outnumber anti-Muslim violence | BARE NAKED ISLAM

Chapel Hill shootings a “hate crime?” Killings over parking spaces far outnumber anti-Muslim violence | BARE NAKED ISLAM

Sweden: Rape Capital of the West

Sweden: Rape Capital of the West

HEY, if you had four wives, you’d hate Valentine’s Day, too | BARE NAKED ISLAM

HEY, if you had four wives, you’d hate Valentine’s Day, too | BARE NAKED ISLAM
Muslims don't belong in a civilized society. They reject all of our holidays and try to stick their evil sick ideology down our throats. Christmas, Easter, Valentines day, and all other holidays are taboo to the savages. They won't ever accept our culture because its against the rules of that rag called Quran. 

Considering how muslims treat their women, its no wonder they hate Valentines day. Muslims have more love for their goats they like to bugger and for little boys. Women are considered no better then cattle to be traded off to some old fart for marriage. Say no to Islam, Say no to the Quran, say yes to our way of life. Islam is the problem. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bosnian Muslims in U.S. used Facebook, PayPal for jihad plotting

Jihad Watch
February 7, 2015
Why would Bosnian Muslims get involved in plotting jihad terror activity? We have for years now been repeatedly assured that all the Muslims in and from Bosnia were moderates who loved America, and threatened with charges of “Islamophobia” if we even questioned that dogma. Those learned analysts have yet to explain the activities of these Bosnians and others like them.
Meanwhile, Facebook would do well to stop its jihad against counter-jihadists and keep better watch on activities like these.
More on this story. “Indictment: Bosnian immigrants plotted over Facebook,” by Jason Keyser, Associated Press, February 7, 2015:
"CHICAGO (AP) – Six Bosnian immigrants accused of sending money and military equipment to extremist groups in Syria used Facebook, PayPal and other readily available services to communicate and transfer funds, according to a federal indictment.
All are charged with conspiring to provide and providing material support to groups designated by the U.S. as foreign terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State group and an al-Qaida-affiliated rebel group known as the Nusra Front.
The indictment unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis alleges they plotted by phone, Facebook and email; shared videos and photos related to their plans on social media sites; sent money via PayPal and Western Union; and shipped boxes of military gear through the U.S. Postal Service.
The defendants are accused of donating money themselves and, in some cases, collecting funds from others in the U.S. and sending the donations overseas. It says two of the defendants, a husband and wife in St. Louis, used some of the money to buy U.S. military uniforms, firearms accessories, tactical gear and other equipment from local businesses and ship it to intermediaries in Turkey and Saudi Arabia who forwarded the supplies to fighters in Syria and Iraq.
One of the suspects, Mediha Medy Salkicevic, a 34-year-old mother of four from the Chicago suburb of Schiller Park, appeared Saturday in federal court in Chicago. Wearing an orange jail uniform, she spoke only to confirm that she understood the charges. She appeared calm and smiled occasionally while consulting with her attorney.
Speaking to reporters afterward, defense attorney Andrea Gambino stressed that Salkicevic is considered innocent until proven guilty.
The indictment says the suspects used “coded language” in their communications over email and social media, using terms like “the beach” for places in Iraq and Syria.
But it says they also used terms such as brothers, lions, mujahids and shaheeds, or holy warriors and martyrs. Such language is commonly used among Islamic extremist groups and would seem likely to draw law enforcement scrutiny if posted openly on the Internet.
But terrorism financing expert Loretta Napoleoni said it’s a clever tactic to use such usual channels for communicating and sending money as long as the amounts are small, noting that so many people use them that it’s easy to “go below the radar.”
“That’s the easiest way to send money. … And frankly using the U.S. Postal Service is also a very good way not to be caught,” said Napoleoni, author of “The Islamist Phoenix.” ”There is so much stuff going through.”
The FBI arrested Salkicevic on Friday. If convicted, she could face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 on each charge. The case will be tried in Missouri, where several other defendants were arrested. A bond hearing Monday will determine whether Salkicevic travels there on her own or in custody.
The indictment alleges the conspiracy began no later than May 2013.
All six people who are charged are natives of Bosnia who were living in the U.S. legally. Three are naturalized citizens; the other three had either refugee or legal resident status, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Besides Salkicevic, the indictment names Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife, Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, all of St. Louis County; Nihad Rosic, 26, of Utica, New York; and Jasminka Ramic, 42 of Rockford, Illinois….

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hundreds killed as Chadian military overruns Boko Haram strongholds - Threat Matrix

Hundreds killed as Chadian military overruns Boko Haram strongholds - Threat Matrix

Hundreds of suspected Boko Haram fighters have been killed since January 31 as Chadian forces, backed by Nigerian and French aircraft, overran the jihadist group's strongholds in northern Nigeria. The latest outbreak of fighting occurred after members of Boko Haram ambushed Chadian forces who had been staging in nearby Cameroon.
The Chadian military has liberated the Nigerian towns of Baga, Dikwa, Malam Fatori, Damasak, Ngala and parts of Bama in the past four days, according to a spokesman for a Nigerian militia group and reported by Bloomberg.
Details of the fighting were also reported by the Globe and Mail:
"Chad's army said its troops were attacked Tuesday [February 3] in Cameroon by Boko Haram...
'Our valiant forces responded vigorously, a chase was immediately instituted all the way to their base at Gamboru and Ngala [in Nigeria], where they were completely wiped out,' spokesman Col. Azem Bermendoa said on national television Tuesday night.
More than 200 extremists and nine Chadian troops were killed, he said.
On Wednesday, hundreds of Boko Haram fighters driven out of Gamboru crossed the border and attacked Chadian military posts in Fotokol, in far northern Cameroon, residents and military officers said.
This week's military actions mark the biggest offensive against Boko Haram in its more than five-year history.
Full report: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2015/02/france_assists_chadian_forces.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LongWarJournalSiteWide+%28The+Long+War+Journal+%28Site-Wide%29%29 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Dr. Russell Blaylock on Vaccinations

By Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.
Advanced Nutritional Concepts, LLC
www.russellblaylockmd.com

After 30 years of intensive research, much has been learned about how brain cells work and what goes wrong when disease arises. One of the great enigmas has been the connection between vaccinations and certain brain disorders such as:

Autism
ADD
ADHD
Gulf War Syndrome
More common neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s dementia and ALS)

As we learned more and more about how brain cells should work, we discovered that often normal processes, such as metabolism, could result in the accumulation of powerful chemical byproducts, called free radicals, that have the capacity to destroy these cells.

Free radicals, basically, are very reactive particles that bounce all around the cell damaging everything they touch. Most originate during the process of metabolism but can also arise from toxin exposure, irradiation and toxic metals. Because they are so destructive, cells have a network of defenses designed to neutralize them. This antioxidant network is composed of numerous components that include vitamins, minerals and special chemicals called thiols (glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid).

What Causes the Free Radicals

The idea that free radicals play a major role in all of the conditions listed above is now proven--the big question is why are so many free radicals being generated? In the case of autism, ADD and ADHD many came to support the idea that mercury derived from vaccines was the source of the radicals. And it was known that mercury could cause free radicals to be generated in large numbers within the brain. Evidence connecting mercury to the autism spectrum disorders, neurodegeneration and the Gulf War Syndrome is strong, but not exclusive.

Interestingly, all of these diseases also share another common event--over activation of a portion of the immune system.

It is important to appreciate that only a certain part of the immune system is overactive, because other parts, such as cellular immunity, are actually diminished. In some instances, as with the childhood disorders, the problem is congenital and in others it develops as a result of many factors such as aging, toxin exposure, poor nutrition and excessive vaccination itself. Mercury can impair immune function as well.

How Vaccines are Made

Basically, vaccines contain either killed viruses or bacteria, germ components, toxic extracts or live organisms that have been made less virulent--a process called attenuation. To stimulate an enhanced immune reaction against these organisms, manufacturers added powerful immune-stimulating substances such as squalene, aluminum, lipopolysacchride, etc. These are called immune adjuvants.

The process of vaccination usually required repeated injections of the vaccine over a set period of time. The combination of adjuvants plus the intended organism triggers an immune response by the body, similar to that occurring with natural infections, except for one major difference. Almost none of these diseases enter the body by injection. Most enter by way of the mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, pulmonary passages or GI tract. For example, polio is known to enter via the GI tract. The membranes lining these passages contain a different immune system than activated by direct injection. This system is called the IgA immune system.

It is the first line of defense and helps reduce the need for intense activation of the body’s immune system. Often, the IgA system can completely head off an attack. The point being that injecting organisms to induce immunity is abnormal.

Because more and more reports are appearing citing vaccine failure, their manufacturers’ answer is to make the vaccines more potent. They do this by making the immune adjuvants more powerful or adding more of them. The problem with this approach is that in the very young, the nutritionally deficient and the aged, over-stimulating the immune system can have an opposite effect--it can paralyze the immune system.

This is especially prevalent with nutritional deficiency.

An early attempt to vaccinate Africans met with disaster when it was discovered that many were dying following vaccination. The problem was traced to widespread vitamin A deficiency among the tribes. Once the malnutrition was corrected, death rates fell precipitously. Another problem we see with modern vaccines is that the immune stimulation continues over a prolonged period of time. This is because of the immune adjuvants. They remain in the tissues, constantly stimulating immune-activating cells. With most natural infections the immune activation occurs rapidly, and once the infection is under control, it drops precipitously. This, as we shall see, is to prevent excessive damage to normal cells in the body.

What Happens to the Brain With Vaccination?

It seems the brain is always neglected when pharmacologists consider side effects of various drugs. The same is true for vaccinations. For a long time no one considered the effect of repeated vaccinations on the brain. This was based on a mistaken conclusion that the brain was protected from immune activation by its special protective gateway called the blood-brain barrier. More recent studies have shown that immune cells can enter the brain directly, and more importantly, the brain’s own special immune system can be activated by vaccination.

You see, the brain has a special immune system that operates through a unique type of cell called a microglia.

These tiny cells are scattered throughout the brain, lying dormant waiting to be activated. In fact, they are activated by many stimuli and are quite easy to activate. For our discussion, activation of the body’s immune system by vaccination is a most important stimuli for activation of brain microglia.

Numerous studies have shown that when the body’s immune system is activated, the brain’s immune cells are likewise activated. This occurs by several pathways, not important to this discussion. The more powerfully the body’s immune system is stimulated the more intense is the brain’s reaction. Prolonged activation of the body’s immune system likewise produces prolonged activation of the brain’s immune system.

Therein lies the danger of our present vaccine policy.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Practice have both endorsed a growing list of vaccines for children, even newborns, as well as yearly flu shots for both children and adults. Children are receiving as many as 22 inoculations before attending school.

What Happens When the Brain’s Immune System is Activated?

The brain’s immune system cells, once activated, begin to move about the nervous system, secreting numerous immune chemicals (called cytokines and chemokines) and pouring out an enormous amount of free radicals in an effort to kill invading organisms. The problem is--there are no invading organisms. It has been tricked by the vaccine into believing there are.

Unlike the body’s immune system, the microglia also secrete two other chemicals that are very destructive of brain cells and their connecting processes. These chemicals, glutamate and quinolinic acid, are called excitotoxins. They also dramatically increase free radical generation in the brain. Studies of patients have shown that levels of these two excitotoxins can rise to very dangerous levels in the brain following viral and bacterial infections of the brain. High quinolinic acid levels in the brain are thought to be the cause of the dementia seen with HIV infection.

The problem with our present vaccine policy is that so many vaccines are being given so close together and over such a long period that the brain’s immune system is constantly activated. This has been shown experimentally in numerous studies. This means that the brain will be exposed to large amounts of the excitotoxins as well as the immune cytokines over the same period.

Studies on all of these disorders, even in autism, have shown high levels of immune cytokines and excitotoxins in the nervous system. These destructive chemicals, as well as the free radicals they generate, are diffused throughout the nervous system doing damage, a process called bystander
injury. It’s sort of like throwing a bomb in a crowd. Not only will some be killed directly by the blast but those far out into the radius of the explosion will be killed by shrapnel.

Normally, the brain’s immune system, like the body’s, activates quickly and then promptly shuts off to minimize the bystander damage. Vaccination won’t let the microglia shut down. In the developing brain, this can lead to language problems, behavioral dysfunction and even dementia. In the adult, it can lead to the Gulf War Syndrome or one of the more common  neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s dementia or Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).

A recent study by the world-renowned immunologist Dr. H. Hugh Fudenberg found that adults vaccinated yearly for five years in a row with the flu vaccine had a 10-fold increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. He attributes this to the mercury and aluminum in the vaccine. Interestingly, both of these metals have been shown to activate microglia and increase excitotoxicity in the brain.

Direct Effect of the Cytokines

Various cytokines have been used to treat cancer patients as well as other common diseases.

Studies of the effects of these cytokines on brain function reveal some very close parallels to the diseases we have been discussing. For a more in-depth study of these effects I suggest you read my article appearing in the Journal of the American Nutriceutical Association (volume 6 [fall], Number
4, 2003, pp 21-35) and in the summer issue 2004 of the Journal of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons.
One can see:

Confusion
Language difficulties
Disorientation
Seizures
Memory problems
Somnolence
Low-grade fevers
Irritability
Mood alterations
Combativeness
Difficulty concentrating
A host of other behavioral problems

In the child, brain immune over-activation has been shown to be particularly damaging to the amygdala and other limbic structures of the brain. This can lead to unusual syndromes such as the loss of “theory of mind” and “ Alice in Wonderland syndrome.” It has also been shown to damage the executive functions of the frontal lobes. In essence, what is lost is that which makes us social human beings, able to function in a complex world of ideas and interactions. Several studies have indeed shown elevated levels of cytokines in autistic children. It is also interesting to note that these cytokines, especially interleukin-1ß and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) dramatically increase
the damage produced by excitotoxins. So, what we see is a viscous cycle of immune activation, excitotoxin and cytokine excretion, and free radical production. The latter starts the cycle all over again.

The Role of Autoimmunity and Viral Persistence

Studies in autistic children have shown that a state of immune attack on the brain is occurring. Similar findings are seen with neurodegenerative diseases and the Gulf War Syndrome. It must be appreciated that this autoimmunity was triggered by the vaccinations and by organisms contaminating the vaccinations. Once started, the immune reaction cannot stop, thus triggering all the destructive reactions I have discussed.

Dr. Garth Nicolson has shown a direct connection between mycoplasma contamination of vaccines and the 200 percent increased incidence of ALS in Gulf War veterans. The disorder is produced by the same mechanism described above.

Another, even more common, problem is the use of live viruses in vaccines. The reason live viruses can be used is that they are weakened by passing them through a series of cultures--a process called attenuation. These attenuated, non-disease-causing viruses are then injected in hopes of stimulating the body to produce an immune attack.

The problem with this idea is two-fold.

First, we now know that in far too many cases these viruses escape the immune system and take up residence in the body--for a lifetime. A recent autopsy study of elderly individuals found that 20 percent of the brains contained live measles viruses and 45 percent of the other organs contained live measles viruses. Similar findings have been described in autistic children and the measles virus is identical genetically to the one used in the vaccine. The second problem is that most of these viruses were found to be highly mutated. In fact, different mutations were found among viruses in various organs in the same individual.

This has been a secret kept from the public.

These attenuated viruses undergo mutation brought on by the presence of free radicals in the tissues and organs and they can mutate into virulent, disease-causing organisms. Recent studies have confirmed this frightening finding. In fact, a large percentage of Alzheimer’s disease patients have live viruses in their brain as compared to normal individuals. Once these live viruses are injected, they cannot be removed. Because the viruses stay in the body, they will be under constant free radical exposure, which can increase during times of stress, illness, exercise and with aging. It is the free radicals that cause the virus to mutate.

In essence, the viruses can exist in the brain, or any organ, either silently and slowly producing destruction of the brain or spinal cord or producing sudden disease once the virus mutates to a highly lethal form.

Conclusions

We have seen that the policy of giving numerous vaccinations to individuals, especially infants and small children, is shear idiocy. A considerable number of studies have shown conclusively that such a practice can lead to severe injury to the brain by numerous mechanisms. Because the child’s brain is undergoing a period of rapid growth from the third trimester of pregnancy until age 2 years, his or her brain is at considerable risk from this insane policy.

We have also seen that live-virus vaccines and contaminated vaccines hold a special risk in that the viruses tend to persist in a substantial number of individuals and that free radicals can cause the latent viruses to transform by genetic mutation into disease-causing organisms later in life. It is vital that anyone scheduled for vaccination follow a schedule that allows no more than one vaccine every six months, allowing the immune system time to recover.

Live-virus vaccines should be avoided.

This was recently illustrated by the switch from the live polio vaccine to the killed virus. All cases of polio after the introduction of the vaccine, in the developed world, came from the vaccine itself. This was known from the beginning.

Finally, it is vital that anyone undergoing vaccination should start nutritional supplementation and adhere to a healthy diet before vaccination occurs. Vaccine complications are far fewer in individuals with good nutrition.
The Danger of Overvaccination with the Present Vaccine Policy
by Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.

March 2007

Vaccine authorities, that is, those who make vaccine policy for our children, are of the opinion that physicians can give children an unlimited number of inoculations without any significant untoward effects, despite a growing abundance of scientific evidence and clinical experience to the contrary.

Before we look at some of this evidence we need to instill a little historical accuracy and dispel some myths concerning the efficacy and role played by vaccine policy in eliminating disease epidemics.

As a physician, I was taught, both in undergraduate school and medical school, that the great epidemics – smallpox, measles, pertussis, etc. – were eventually eliminated by a public-health policy, which initiated mandatory vaccines for all children. Most of the lay public also accepts this myth.

Yet, historical studies, summarized in Neil Z. Miller’s book, clearly demonstrate that for most of the deadly epidemic diseases, death rates fell well before vaccine policies were initiated. For example, measles death rates in both the United States and Great Britain fell more than 90% twenty years before the measles vaccine program was initiated in 1960. Pertussis death rates fell more than 80% prior to when the pertussis vaccine was made mandatory.

These impressive declines in death rates from these epidemics have been attributed to an improvement in public-health measures and improved nutrition. If we examine death rates from these diseases today, we can clearly see the importance of these two preventatives.

Periodically, measles and pertussis mini-epidemics occur in the United States and death rates are extremely small. Yet in Africa and other undeveloped countries, similar epidemics kill thousands – the difference – poor public-health systems and poor nutrition in these high-risk areas. Also of importance, in most of these undeveloped countries there is a high incidence of parasitic infection (malaria, schistosoma, etc.) in the population, which drastically lowers nutrition and immunity.

Yet, health authorities in this country scare people into accepting present and future vaccine policies by historical stories of mass death from
epidemics of these diseases. Likewise, if we examine the high death rates during epidemics in the developed countries, we see that most occurred during world wars and periods of famine.

Another myth is that vaccines provide long-term, even lifetime, protection. Linked with this is the grand deception of “herd immunity.” Herd
immunity is based on the idea that if 80% of a population is successfully immunized against a disease, then the rest of the population is
protected against an epidemic. Likewise, immunization rates below this level endanger us all.

We are now living in the age of mass retirement of the baby boomers, my generation. As children, we were immunized against smallpox, diphtheria,
pertussis, and a few others of the potentially epidemic diseases. Therefore, the vaccine proponents imply that we have been free of epidemics of these diseases because of “herd immunity,” that is, that 80% of the population (most of who are in my generation) remains immune.

A number of new studies have shown that in fact immunity from these vaccines lasts only 3 to 10 years at best (some studies indicate shorter periods of 3 to 4 years). That means that while most of us thought we were immunized, in fact, the vast majority of this nation has no immune protection remaining from the vaccines. It also means that far below 80% of the nation is presently protected from infections by these agents. This means that for the past 40 years or more we have been, according to the health authorities, living without the protection of “herd immunity.”

Silently, these vaccine promoters have conducted studies, which have shown that even today our children’s vaccines are lasting no more than 4 years. In fact, they are suggesting that all children receive booster vaccines every 4 years. This means that for the past several decades even the children have been without protection from these vaccines – i.e., vaccine policy has, and continues to be, predicated on a grand lie.

The Unspoken Dangers of Overvaccination of Children

Present vaccine policy in most states mandates that children receive about 34 inoculations before attending school. For the sake of convenience, many pediatricians give a number of these vaccine injections all at once – as many as 9 injections during a single office visit.

When, even as adults, we get sick from an infection, most of the sickness comes from our body’s immune reaction and not to the direct toxicity of the infectious agent. This is especially so with viruses. Our body tolerates this by attempting to quickly kill the invader and return things back to normal.

A number of studies have shown that much of the “sickness behavior” (listlessness, weakness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, memory disruption, and even language dysfunction) comes from immune injury to the brain. Fortunately, most of the injury is reversible when we recover from the infection.

Studies have shown that with vaccination, a child’s immune activation persists for as long as two years. This is because of the powerful immune adjuvants (boosters) added to vaccines. Many of the adjuvants can cause brain damage directly – such as mercury and aluminum. In fact, a new emerging
musculo-neurologic syndrome has been uncovered called macrophagic myofascitits, which is due solely to the aluminum in vaccines.

When the pediatrician gives 6 to 9 injections in a single office visit, the child is exposed to a massive dose of brain-damaging immune adjuvants
all at once. The child’s immune system not only goes into overdrive, it does so for very long periods, even years.

Most parents are familiar with screaming, fitful babies following a visit to the pediatrician for vaccines. In many cases this uncontrollable,
high-pitched crying and irritability may last for days or even months. Pediatricians tell parents that it is just the pain caused by the injection. This is a lie.

Having operated on a number of babies and small children, I can tell you that they tolerate pain better than adults. A number of studies have shown that immune-triggered brain swelling and inflammation cause this behavior.

It should also be appreciated that the toxic metals used as adjuvants in vaccines have additive and even synergistic toxicity. That is, by adding mercury and aluminum in a vaccine, the toxicity of both is greatly magnified. And while mercury has been removed from a number of childhood vaccines, the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics, in all their wisdom, now recommend the mercury-containing flu vaccine be given to all pregnant women, babies from age 6 to 18 months, and teenagers. In the light of all we know about mercury toxicity to the developing brain, this can only be described as insane.

The Brain’s Special Immune System

The human brain has a special immune system that, while connected to the body’s immune system, has special properties that make overstimulation a
special danger. A great number of studies have shown that when you vaccinate an animal, the body’s immune system notifies the brain’s immune system an attack has occurred.

This triggers the activation of the brain’s special immune cells, called microglia. Normally these cells are quiescent (sleeping), but when activated they can move around the brain looking for invaders.

Normally, these brain immune cells quickly kill the invader and go back to sleep. Only mild damage, which can mostly be repaired, occurs. Yet, should the activation be prolonged and intense, severe brain injury can occur. A recent study found that brain microglia are chronically activated throughout the lives of autistic children and adults, thus explaining much of the damage.

When these microglia are activated, they secrete large amounts of free radicals, lipid peroxidation products, and excitotoxins (glutamate and
aspartate), all of which damage brain cells and their connections – a process called by-stander damage. Studies of autistic children clearly
demonstrate elevated glutamate and aspartate levels in their spinal fluid and blood.

We call this destructive reaction excitotoxicity. This destructive reaction is thought to also be the central mechanism of stroke and brain trauma damage, Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and ALS. It is also the cause of much of the damage in cases of meningitis – viral or bacterial.

In fact, studies have shown that the eventual outcome in cases of measles, encephalitis, and bacterial meningitis, depend on how high the brain glutamate rises and for how long. The measles vaccine is a live-virus vaccine and autopsy studies of elderly have shown live measles viruses in 20% their brains.

In one study reported in the prestigious journal Neurology in 2004, found that people getting the hepatitis B vaccine have a 300% increased risk of
developing multiple sclerosis in 3 years of the vaccinations. In another study, Dr. Hugh Fudenberg found that elderly getting a flu vaccine for 5 years in a row increase their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease 10-fold. This mechanism explains both observations. What will happen to the millions of babies forced to take the hepatitis B vaccine at birth is anyone’s guess.

Mercury is a very powerful stimulator of microglial activation and interferes with a protective mechanism used by the brain against excitotoxicity, which, in essence, causes intense excitotoxicity in the child’s brain. Alarmingly, the dose needed to do this is far below the amount that was, and still is, being injected in children – and adults. For example, the flu vaccine – designed for children and adults – contains a full dose of mercury.

It is known that excess microglial activation and brain glutamate accumulation, as seen with overvaccination, in a baby and small child, not only damages brain cells and connections, but interferes with brain development. From the last trimester of intrauterine life until age two years the child’s brain is undergoing massive developmental changes (called the brain growth spurt). By age 4, only 80% of the brain is formed and the most important part of the brain used for social development, memory, and impulse control is not fully developed until age 26.

Overvaccination during this period interferes with the development of brain pathways, resulting in language problems, poor attention and impulse
control, learning difficulties, and problems with social interaction while also creating future psychological problems.

The mechanism for this damage has been carefully worked out and involves an interaction between immune cytokines and excitatory amino acids such
as glutamate and aspartate, both of which are massively increased with overvaccination. The presence of inflammatory immune cytokines with
elevated levels of brain glutamate damages the child’s developing brain and triggers centers causing fear, pain, and anger (the amygdala-limbic connections). This effect has been shown in adults as well, but is less intense.

Contaminated Vaccines a Major Problem

Connected with this special immune process is the problem of contamination of the vaccines with either whole organisms found in live-virus vaccines, or nucleic-acid fragments in both live-virus and killed-organism vaccines. Several studies of commonly used vaccines have discovered live organisms, varying from pathogenic viruses to mycoplasma, in a large percentage of vaccines. For example, in a Japanese study of six major vaccine manufacturers, researchers found viral contamination in as many as 56% of the samples.

Both nucleic-acid fragments and live organisms can infect tissues and initiate chronic immune activation. Studies have shown that viral nucleic-acid fragments can act as continuous sources of immune stimulation, thus leading to by-stander damage to neurons and synaptic connections. This may explain the over 200% increase in Lou Gehrig’s disease in Gulf War veterans, which has been attributed to the 17 vaccinations they were given over a few days.

In addition, retention of these viral fragments and DNA fragments can result in autoimmune diseases, especially in people with a genetic weakness for autoimmunity. This may also explain the increased incidence of diabetes and asthma in children exposed to certain vaccines. Health authorities, even though they admit to the contamination, are quick to discount the danger. Ironically, they admit that they do not know the long-term consequences of retention of these viral fragments.

Also connected to these contaminants in the vaccines is the risk of cancers years later. Most are familiar with the contamination of both the live polio vaccine (OPV) and inactivated vaccine (IPV) with SV-40 oncogenic virus. As far back as 1959, Dr. Bernice Eddy proved that SV-40 was oncogenic.
Dr. Michele Carbone and her co-workers have also proven that this contaminating virus was responsible for a number of cancers in the children of women who were exposed to the vaccine. These tumors include mesotheliomas, ependymomas, choroids plexus papillomas, and osteosarcomas. Studies have shown that the offspring of some 58,000 women vaccinated with the contaminated vaccines had a 13-fold higher incidence of brain tumor development than those not exposed to the vaccine.

Until 1992, the poliovirus vaccine was also contaminated with simian cytomegalovirus. A recent study found that over 70% of cases of stroke are related to this virus. These are not problems to be treated lightly, as the vaccine promoters have chosen to do.

An Insane Vaccine Policy

Those making decisions concerning vaccine policy know little of these brain mechanisms. Instead, they depend on out-of-date thinking and studies,
many of which are phony and paid for by vaccine manufacturers. In fact, most pediatricians are unfamiliar with excitotoxicity or microglial
activation, rather they get their information from their specialty societies, which are dominated by physicians receiving monies from the vaccine manufacturers or who know nothing concerning the effects of overstimulation of the immune system, especially its long-range effects.

The public must speak out about these issues and demand that politicians cease legislating laws to create policies that will result in permanent
injury to themselves and their children. For more information on mercury and brain damage see my website -www.russellblaylockmd.com
under “blog.” You may also want to review my comments on the Simpsonwood Conference on mercury
www.mercola.com/2004/sep/22/blaylock_vaccine_coverup.htm.

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