- Before reading this article everyone should hear James
Turner, Atty, explain how Don Rumsfeld called in his markers to get aspartame,
a deadly chemical poison approved when the FDA said no: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages.Rumsfeld2.html
The entire film can be gotten at http://www.docworkers.com
- Among the many ironies of our modern world is that Gerald
Ford awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom-America,s highest civilian
honor-to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on January 19, 1977. Just a
few weeks later on March 8, Rumsfeld became the CEO of G.D. Searle to take
point on a mission to force the Food and Drug Administration to approve
for human consumption a known carcinogen and neurotoxic poison.
- Mission accomplished: Today some 9,000 commonly consumed
products are laced with this weapon of mass misery and millions of people
live with chronic illnesses linked to the artificial sweetener aspartame.
It is our belief at The Idaho Observer that if some guy named Parkinson
can have a disease named after him, then Donald Rumsfeld ought to have
his own disease, too. Hence the term Rumsfeld disease A.
- Rumsfeld's Disease
- A Politically-Induced Biochemical
- Disaster Of Global Proportions
- By Don Harkins
- The Idaho Observer
- Today, Donald Rumsfeld is known throughout the world
as the zealous U.S. Secretary of Defense who is waging a global "war
on terror" in search of "terrorists" and "weapons of
mass destruction." Most people, however, are not aware that Rumsfeld
himself unleashed a chemical weapon of mass destruction upon the world
in 1981-and it,s still out there destroying people all over the world.
That "WMD" is aspartame and it has been scientifically and anecdotally
linked to millions of chronic illnesses and deaths.
- The evidence shows that, with full knowledge of aspartame,s
neurotoxicity and carcinogenicity, Rumsfeld, as the CEO of G.D.
- Searle, Co., "called in his markers" to achieve
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the artificial sweetener
aspartame, better known by its trade name "NutraSweet."
- Consumer advocate attorney Jim Turner, who was instrumental
in the 1969 banning of cyclamate in the U.S. for its link to various forms
of cancer, met with representatives of aspartame approval petitioner Searle
in 1974. The main topic of discussion was neuroscientist Dr. John Olney,s
1971 study which showed that aspartic acid caused lesions in the brains
of infant mice. According to Turner, arguably the world,s foremost authority
on aspartame,s dubious legal history, Rumsfeld was apparently hired by
Searle for one specific purpose: To obtain FDA approval for aspartame.
- Betty Martini is the director of Mission Possible, a
worldwide consumer advocacy organization formed in 1992 as a voice for
those demanding that the FDA reverse its approval of aspartame and order
its removal from foods, beverages and medical preparations. Martini is
even more bold in her charges against Rumsfeld. Martini believes the Washington
insider, former three-term U.S. Rep. From Illinois (1962-1968), secretary
of defense (1975-1977) and executive assistant to President Gerald Ford,
was hired by Searle because, "He was willing to get a deadly chemical
poison, aspartame, approved for human consumption"
- In December, 1965 Searle chemist James Schlatter discovered
aspartame while working on an ulcer drug. The substance, comprised of 50
percent synthetic phenylalanine, 40 percent synthetic aspartic acid and
10 percent methanol, was about 200 times sweeter than sugar by weight and
had no calories. By spring, 1967, Searle began conducting safety trials
in preparation for petitioning the FDA for product approval.
- Soon after the trials began, lab animals (monkeys and
mice) began experiencing adverse effects ranging from brain lesions and
tumors to seizures and death. Yet Searle petitioned the FDA for aspartame
approval in February, 1973. According to Turner, Searle provided the FDA
with over 100 studies claiming they proved aspartame was "safe."
Independent analyses of these studies, however, proves conclusively that
aspartame is actually a dangerous, neurotoxic, carcinogenic and highly-addictive
- Trusting Searle,s promise that aspartame was safe, the
FDA approved the limited use of aspartame in dry goods on July 26, 1974.
Turner and Dr. Olney formally objected to the approval. Their petition
triggered an FDA investigation of Searle,s lab practices which proved that
Searle had provided the FDA with inaccurate conclusions resulting from
manipulated data derived from poorly-designed studies. The FDA reversed
its decision to approve aspartame in dry goods.
- On January 10, 1977, the FDA formally requested that
the U.S. Department of Justice convene a federal grand jury to determine
if Searle should be criminally indicted for "concealing material facts
and making false statements" with regard to its petition for aspartame
- Among the many charges FDA investigators made about Searle,s
shoddy lab practices was how rats that developed tumors would undergo surgical
removal of the tumors and then be placed back into the study as if nothing
had happened to them.
- The grand jury investigation was led by U.S. Attorney
Samuel Skinner. In July 1, 1977, while the investigation was being conducted,
Skinner left the Justice Department and took a job with Sidley & Austin-the
law firm representing Searle. The statute of limitations eventually ran
out and the grand jury disbanded without reaching any conclusions regarding
Searle and its lab practices.
- Amid this controversy, Rumsfeld was hired as Searle CEO
on March 8, 1977 and immediately began cleaning house. Rumsfeld, who had
no previous business executive experience before becoming CEO of Searle,
reorganized several departments in the company and fired many of its high-level
managers, replacing them with other politically-connected Washington, D.C.,
- Though the controversies deepened and the evidence proving
the poisonous nature of his company,s product continued to accumulate,
Rumsfeld and his team continued to push for FDA approval of aspartame.
- A team of FDA investigators headed by Jerome Bressler
attempted to block Rumsfeld, et. al, by publishing what has become known
as the "Bressler Report" on August 1, 1977. The report cited
several instances where Searle intentionally mislead the FDA in its petition
for marketplace approval of aspartame. The FDA then formed a public board
of inquiry (PBOI) in 1979 to rule on the myriad safety issues surrounding
- By this time, FDA investigators and independent scientists
had exhaustively reviewed the Searle studies and additional studies had
been conducted. There was no doubt, based upon objective analyses of evidence
that had accumulated for over a decade, that aspartame was deathly poisonous
to lab animals and caused a statistically significant number of them to
- On September 30, 1980, the PBOI concluded that aspartame
should not be approved pending further investigation of its link to the
formation of brain tumors and that the FDA "has not been presented
with proof of reasonable certainty that aspartame is safe for use as a
- The coup
- Ronald Reagan was sworn in as president January 21, 1981.
Rumsfeld, while still CEO at Searle, was part of Reagan,s transition team.
This team hand-picked Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes, Jr., to be the new FDA commissioner.
Dr. Hayes, a pharmacologist, had no previous experience with food additives
before being appointed director of the FDA. He, like Rumsfeld, did, however,
have experience with chemical warfare studies while connected to the Department
of Defense. According to The Washington Post, Hayes was, "one of a
number of doctors who conducted drugs tests for the Army on volunteers.to
determine the effect of a mind-disorienting drug called CAR 301,060,"
at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
- The Post further explained why Hayes was the perfect
choice to politically force the approval of aspartame: "According
to a declassified 1976 report prepared by the Army Inspector General, Hayes
had planned a research study to develop the mind-altering CAR 301,060 as
a crowd control agent."
- The report, detailing Hayes activities beginning in 1972,
further indicated that Hayes was involved in similar biochemical mind control
research studies until being named FDA director.
- One of Hayes, first official acts as FDA chief was to
approve the use of aspartame as an artificial sweetener in dry goods July
18, 1981. In order to accomplish this feat, Hayes had to overlook the scuttled
grand jury investigation of Searle, overcome the Bressler Report, ignore
the PBOI,s recommendations and pretend aspartame did not chronically sicken
and kill thousands of lab animals. Hayes, left his post at the FDA in November,
1983, amid accusations that he was accepting corporate gifts for political
favors. Just before leaving office in scandal, Hayes approved the use of
aspartame in beverages. According to The Post, Hayes, next job was in the
private sector where he served as a high-paid senior medical advisor for
Searle,s public relations firm.
- The aftermath
- Within weeks of aspartame,s approval for use in beverages,
cans of diet sodas and other sweet drinks were on the market. To help sell
Americans on using the artificial sweetener, intense advertising campaigns
began programming the public to believe that sugar has lots of calories;
calories make us fat and NutraSweet has no calories-therefore it won,t
make us fat.
- Based upon this almost universally-accepted oversimplification
of biochemical reality, aspartame has enjoyed 22 years of marketplace success
and is now in an estimated 7,000 to 9,000 commonly-consumed products in
at least 100 countries. When Searle was absorbed by Monsanto in 1985, Rumsfeld
reportedly received a $12 million bonus.
- Not surprisingly, the same adverse reactions seen in
lab animals in the 60s and 70s are now being seen in the general population.
In his first book on aspartame (1990), Dr. H.J. Roberts stated that in
five or 10 years we would have a worldwide plague on our hands if we do
not remove aspartame from our food supply. With the printing of "Aspartame
Disease: An Ignored Epidemic (2001), Dr. Roberts declared that the world
is, indeed, plagued by a global epidemic of symptoms associated with aspartame
- * Aspartame is being identified by a growing number of
researchers and physicians as an underlying cause of chronic ill health
in America and other countries throughout the world.
- * It interacts with other substances such as pharmaceutical
drugs to produce adverse reactions.
- * All metabolites of aspartame (formaldehyde, methanol,
diketopiperazine and formic acid) are toxic to the human body and are especially
toxic to the brain.
- * Aspartame comprises over 80 percent of consumer complaints
filed with the FDA.
- * The FDA has generated a list of 92 symptoms associated
with aspartame consumption that include nausea, dizziness, irritability,
insanity, blindness, deafness, weight gain and death.
- * The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim
that 500,000 people each year simply "drop dead" for no apparent
reason from what it labels "sudden cardiac death."
- * Dementia among all ages (especially the elderly) and
learning disabilities among children, in the U.S. and abroad, have been
skyrocketing since 1981.
- As of today, the number of scientific and studies showing
that aspartame is, indeed, an underlying cause of chronic physical and
mental illness and death out number studies proving its safety by at least
400 to zero. Proof of this fact can also be determined by what happens
in many cases when people stop using aspartame: Their chronic symptoms
- The legacy
- Defense Secretary Rumsfeld was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom by President Gerald Ford-the highest civilian honor in
America-on January 19, 1977. A few months later, Rumsfeld became the CEO
of Searle to secure political approval for a product that science had proven
to be a highly-addictive neurotoxic drug that causes chronic ill health,
brain tumors and death. The evidence indicates that FDA approval for aspartame
was a high-level political priority undoubtedly connected to its capacity
to adversely effect the minds and bodies of those consuming it.
- Because Rumsfeld placed politics above public health
and safety, hundreds of millions of people throughout the world cannot
think clearly and suffer from a variety of chronic illnesses. It is, therefore,
fitting that symptoms associated with aspartame use be known as "Rumsfeld,s
- Caption: The search of a suitable picture of Donald Rumsfeld
turned up this image from Portland Indy Media. Though it may seem satirical,
is it? What goes through the mind of a man who knowingly poisons his own
- End of Article
- Note from Betty Martini:
- Only yesterday in national news we learned diet and
low calorie pop will be left in schools which will poison our children.
As an example, Coke Zero has aspartame. Aspartame is a chemical hypersensitization
agent because it is a neurotoxic drug/chemical poison. It not only interacts
with all drugs but all vaccines and other toxins and unsafe sweeteners
like Splenda, a chlorocarbon poison. So our children don't have a chance.
Only a few weeks ago an epidemiological study by Sharon Fowler at the
University of Texas based on 8 years data links diet drinks with obesity.
Aspartame also can precipitate diabetes, simulates and aggravates diabetic
retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve and interacts with
- In July a 3 year Italian study was released by the European
Foundation for Oncology and Environmental Sciences which revealed it causes
leukemia, lymphoma and malignant brain tumors. Their July 14 05 report
declares: "The results demonstrate ... that aspartame is a carcinogenic
agent." How many mothers knowing this would want their children drinking
an addictive carcinogenic agent. Aspartame liberates free methyl alcohol
which causes chronic methanol poisoning. This affects the dopamine system
of the brain and causes addiction. Now understand why the pop companies
want this poison in your schools which causes Rumsfeld Disease.
- Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., one of the world's
leading authorities on aspartame neurotoxicity, extensively reviewed the
Soffritti report. "This study confirmed the previous study by Dr.
Trocho and co-workers (l998), which also found the formaldehyde breakdown
product of aspartame to be damaging to cellular DNA and that this damage
was cumulative. The type of damage was a duplicate of that associated
with cancers. These two studies strongly indicate that drinking a single
diet cola sweetened with aspartame every day could significantly increase
one's risk of developing a lymphoma or leukemia."
- Dr. Blaylock said further "This study should terrify
mothers and all those consuming aspartame sweetened products. This was
a carefully done study which clearly demonstrated a statistically significant
increase in several types of lymphomas and leukemias in rats. Both of
these malignancies have increased significantly in this country since the
widespread use of aspartame."
- Only the animals exposed to aspartame developed malignant
brain tumors and we are now taking aspartame brain tumor cases for litigation
in New York, New Jersey, Madison County,Illinois and Mississippi. Simply
contact me at Bettym19@mindspring.com
- Dr. Blaylock also said "They found that even lower
doses of aspartame could cause these malignancies, yet the higher the dose,
the more cancers that were seen. Since aspartame can increase obesity and
may even cause the metabolic syndrome that affects 48 million Americans,
there is no reason to ever consume this product. At the least, it should
be immediately banned from all schools."
- Any mother reading this article with children in school
should immediately take this to their principal, children's teacher and
PTA along with the movie, Sweet Misery, and demand that all products with
aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful, E951/Canderel/Benevia, etc.) and
especially pop with this poison be removed - period, no if's, no and's
and no but's. And Board of Educations should also remove the lobbyists
and those who would offer money to keep poisoned pop in schools. How much
is the brain of your child worth. Remember this is the cause of the epidemic
of ADD, ADHD, autism, Tourettes, and behavioral problems.
- For documentation of this read the experts books:
- Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic
- H. J. Roberts, M.D.
- or 1 800 827 7991
- Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills and Health & Nutrition
- By neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.
- Web sites: http://www.wnho.net and http://www.dorway.com
Aspartame Toxicity Center, http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
- Aspartame Information List, http://www.wnho.net Get
- Rumsfeld Disease may become one of the largest plagues
in world history. The list of horrors is unending. Thanks to despicable
and greedy Big Pharma/Codex, in England supplements from industry now contain
aspartame. Diane Fleming still remains in a prison in Virginia because
methanol was found on her husband's autopsy and they thought she poisoned
him even though she passed their lie detector test. Doctors affidavits
state he died from aspartame which causes methanol poisoning. Athletes
like Fleming are dying because aspartame damages the cardiac conduction
system and causes sudden death, although his was not sudden.
- Enough is enough. Eradicate Rumsfeld Disease from our
schools and from our planet.
- Don Harkins of the Idaho Observer has given permission
to have this republished. To help the effort the Idaho Observer - www.idaho-observer.com
publishes 24 page booklets for distribution on Rumsfeld Disease called
the Artificially Sweetened Times. Distribute them throughout your schools,
offices and churches to help eradicate Rumsfeld Disease. And if you think
the pop companies didn't know the gum was loaded be sure to read the protest
of the National Soft Drink Assn. on www.dorway.com
- Dr. Betty Martini, Founder
- Mission Possible International
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