- Hello Jeff -- As the XDR TB Attorney Andrew Speaker odyssey
continues to unfold, we are being left with far more questions than answers.
In fact, the Speaker story is one of the strangest, most bizarre cases in
years. The convoluted, contradictory story line coming forth boggles the
mind...and opens door after door of possible conspiracy scenarios at high
levels of the CDC and US bioweapons research. In sum, Mr. Speaker
presents as a complete and total anomaly...a man with more contradictions
than one can easily track. Here's a brief overview to date...
- Wedding Or Not?
- Recent reports now indicate that Mr. Speaker may not
even have been legally married in Greece. According to a Denver Post article:
"Mayor Angelos Roussos of Santorini, Greece, said a clerk from the
municipality office informed him that Andrew Speaker and his fiancee, Sarah
Cooksey, did not have the necessary paperwork for a civil marriage."
And further, "He (Mr. Speaker) made no previous contact
with the town hall about arranging a civil marriage," Roussos said.
"So, the wedding never happened. He stayed instead at a hotel for
two days, the Majestic Hotel, before setting back for the United States.
It was his first time here." Weird...and things only become more so...
- Mr. Speaker claims that he and Sarah are married and
he has 'wedding photos' to prove it. Unfortunately, photos don't prove
anything. A former roommate of Mr. Speaker claimed that Mr. Speaker and
his "bride" did hold a ceremony in which they exchanged rings
and took photos.
- The Mayor, however, claimed that Mr. Speaker and Sarah
Cooksey found out they could not have a civil wedding and stayed at a local
hotel for 2 days and then left without being married legally, according
to Greek law. One might ask the question: why does a successful lawyer,
and his father, also a lawyer and candidate for Fulton County judge, fail
to secure the proper papers for a legal wedding? If Mr. Speaker DID have
a wedding, XDR TB and all, it was contrary to Greek law? One might surmise
Mr. Speaker has a problem with official authority. Seems like Mr. Speaker
does not understand the word 'no.' In any event, we now have a different
view of this successful young, 'healthy' lawyer.
- Secret Pandemic Dry Run?
- One has to wonder if CDC TB specialist, scientist Dr.
Cooksey, Speaker's new 'father-in-law' and others at the CDC, did not plan
this entire escapade as some kind of a pandemic preparedness simulation.
Or, perhaps, some kind of a probing action to see how far they could get
with international security in terms of an actively TB-infected man
flying all over the place while contagious.
- If that was the plan, do Cooksey, Speaker and the CDC
have information of a pending pandemic? Are they afraid that the 100% fatal
XDR TB SA1 strain will leave South Africa via travelers? They certainly
- Are they afraid that H7N2 avian flu in the UK will merge
with H5N1 and cause a pandemic flu strain starting there? They
certainly should be.
- An Undercover Op?
- Was Mr. Speaker's odyssey just a simulation, a means
to find holes in the health system, border security, Homeland 'Security'
and to probe the air line industry health and safety protocols?
Remember this: Mr. Speaker was only a couple of MINUTES at the Canadian
border when the border agent allowed him to enter the US at Plattsbugh,
- Given the information we have learned over the past few
days, namely that Mr. Speaker may NOT even BE married, and the fact that
Mr. Speaker's new father-in-law is a CDC microbiologist who specializes
in how TB SPREADS, and the facts behind Mr. Speaker's trek over two Continents,
one has to ask: Was this all a ruse set up by the CDC's Dr. Cooksey as
a means of researching pandemic preparedness?
- This entire event might very well have been a clandestine
CDC operation that was NOT intended to hit the news. Someone at the CDC
outside the loop might have picked up on Speaker's XDR TB condition and
issued the Federal Quarantine on him. I suspect the quarantine was never
in the original plans...and once it was issued the plan was blown and became
a major news story.
- Another Bizarre Aspect
- Please also note that Mr. Speaker and his father, also
a lawyer, planned far in advance to 'protect' Mr. Speaker by tape recording
Mr. Speaker's consultation with the Fulton County Public Health doctor
on the subject of Mr. Speaker traveling by air, internationally. How many
times do you record conversations with YOUR doctor? Mr. Speaker could have
made this tape in the event his travels became a legal issue...contingency
plans for a blown secret op.
- How Much Do You Love Your Wife?
- IF Mr. Speaker is infected with XDR TB, he was very inconsiderate,
to put it mildly, by placing his future wife, her 8 year old daughter,
and the rest of the family in utter danger.
- Bizarre Behaviors
- We recently learned that Mr. Speaker was diagnosed with
TB in January, 2007 which gave him plenty of time to change or postpone
his wedding plans until his treatment concluded. Most importantly, there
is NO mention of Mr. Speaker receiving ANY medical treatment for the disease.
We do know that after he was diagnosed he continued his normal routine
by going jogging, reporting to his office to work, and going about his
life without any apparent changes whatsoever.
- Now, logically, wouldn't the prospective bride -
the daughter of a prominent CDC microbiologist specializing in TB - wouldn't
she know about TB and wouldn't she have planned to postpone the wedding?
(A Greek civil marriage that, due to incorrect paperwork, and according
to the Mayor of Santorini, Greece, never took place.)
- Pandemic Around The Corner?
- If this was a CDC/WHO simulation op, the question arises,
are we facing an imminent pandemic in the very near future? What do THEY
know that we don't? Is it really so imminent that Mr. Speaker would take
part in an epidemiological international travel simulation?
- Again, this story is so outrageous - and so incongruous
- that we cannot take it at face value. There are more and more questions
and very few answers.
- Unknown Strain Of TB
- We already hear that the CDC investigation found that
Mr. Speaker's TB strain does NOT match ANY in their lab. I ask, IF this
was a government pandemic simulation, would those people involved use a
strain that matched one in the CDC lab inventory?
- If the CDC really wants to know how or when Mr. Speaker
was infected, all it need do is check his travel history, looking closely
at the time of Thanksgiving to Chrismas/New Year of 2006. If, indeed, Mr.
Speaker IS in early stage of TB, and was diagnosed in January, it seems
most reasonable to investigate his travels from Thanksgiving through New
- I am awaiting the results of the Homeland Security investigation
and those of the CDC investigation of Mr. Speaker. However, I am skeptical
and doubt that we will have any conclusions reached (or scripted) other
than 'Mr. Speaker became infected via his travels abroad' and 'his infection
was not due to any contact with the CDC or Dr. Cooksey's lab.' The question
marks loom larger and larger...
- Patricia A. Doyle DVM, PhD
- Bus Admin, Tropical Agricultural Economics
- Univ of West Indies
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