- Before and during World War II, at the infamous Camp
731 in Manchuria, the Japanese military contaminated prisoners of war with
certain disease agents.
- They also established a research camp in New Guinea in
1942. There they experimented upon the Fore Indian tribe and inoculated
them with a minced-up version of the brains of diseased sheep containing
the visna virus which causes "mad cow disease" or Creutzfeldt÷Jakob
- About five or six years later, after the Japanese had
been driven out, the poor people of the Fore tribe developed what they
called kuru, which was their word for "wasting", and they began
to shake, lose their appetites and die. The autopsies revealed that their
brains had literally turned to mush. They had contracted "mad cow
disease" from the Japanese experiments.
- When World War II ended, Dr Ishii Shiro÷the medical
doctor who was commissioned as a General in the Japanese Army so he could
take command of Japanâs biological warfare development, testing and
deployment÷was captured. He was given the choice of a job with the
United States Army or execution as a war criminal. Not surprisingly, Dr
Ishii Shiro chose to work with the US military to demonstrate how the Japanese
had created mad cow disease in the Fore Indian tribe.
- In 1957, when the disease was beginning to blossom in
full among the Fore people, Dr Carleton <http://mail.yahoo.com/config/login?/gajdusek.html>Gajdusek
of the US National Institutes of Health headed to New Guinea to determine
how the minced-up brains of the visna-infected sheep affected them. He
spent a couple of years there, studying the Fore people, and wrote an extensive
report. He won the Nobel Prize for "discovering" kuru disease
in the Fore tribe.