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AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire: The Deadly Virus of International Greed [Paperback]

M.D. Nancy Turner Banks
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11 May 2010
It is a mistake to think that wars only concern armies involved in active engagement. Nothing is farther from the truth. The real forces of evil wage a financial war. The dark princes of debt finance have gained leverage over every important social, economic, and political institution-including the health care delivery system.

In AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire, author Nancy Turner Banks draws the connections between free market strategies, the destruction of national sovereignty by the process of globalization, and AIDS as one of the health consequences of a neo-Darwinian philosophy. Through meticulous research, Banks found a medicalpharmaceutical- industrial complex that was taken over one hundred years ago by the titans of financial capitalism. Their aim was to create profit, not to conquer disease. This book of social history points to a cauldron of historical events that contributed to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire tells the dramatic story of a financial ideology that is damaging to everything that it means to be human. It is the story of profits over people. In the end, it is the story of hope and how we can regain our sanity and our health in a world gone mad.



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  • Paperback: 484 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (11 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450201717
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450201711
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 22.5 x 15 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 908,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nancy Turner Banks is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School. Trained in surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, and gynecological oncology, she practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for twenty-five years. In addition, she earned an MBA in finance. Banks lives in Maryland where she writes and lectures on health and wellness.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful, insightful, courageous book 8 Oct 2013
By Ifayomi
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If you believe everything the medical establishment tells you this will not be the book for you. If you are open to changing your mind in response to a wealth of evidence then you will find this book revelatory. Dr Turner Banks provides copious amounts of research evidence and direct quotes to demonstrate the huge flaws in the HIV=AIDS hypothesis and demonstrates the numerous factors that can damage a person's immune system and leave them vulnerable to opportunistic infections. She goes beyond a narrow analysis of the scientific evidence to show the powerful economic and political drivers behind the AIDS industry. She names names and gives you more than enough references to check her evidence and conclusions for yourself. Some of the scientific information is very heavy, however the book is written with great clarity. The sections on Pellegra should be a warning to all who have blind faith in the medical profession.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another MD Busts AIDS Clerics 5 Aug 2010
By Clark Baker - Published on Amazon.com
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Since 2006, Mexican cartels have killed 28,000 men, women and children in drug-related violence. As troubling as these numbers are, those deaths and injuries represent a fraction of those who are negligently killed or injured by US doctors and drug companies every year. Based upon admissions information, 3,607,000 patients suffered adverse drug reactions in 1994 alone.

Unlike the Mexican police forces that stage captured suspects and their profits before the international media, the pharmaceutical industry routinely pays off regulators, prosecutors and victims for their silence. Since 2004, companies like GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Pfizer have paid $8 billion to settle thousands of criminal and civil complaints after killing or injuring millions. But when a drug like Seroquel generates $4 billion/year, a $520 million fine becomes nothing more than a business expense.

To facilitate America's progressive eugenics, drug companies pay basketball players and actors to push deadly drugs - especially in black and gay communities. But when licensed investigators and scientists question those efforts, PharmaSluts like and Jeanne Bergman rent their unused diplomas to give legitimacy to the criminal enterprise while attacking real scientists and reporters with harassing letters, gay porn and meritless complaints.

Unfortunately for Bergman and her peers, another real doctor has broken ranks with what Shannon Brownlee identifies as drug whores.

Unlike Bergman, Nancy Turner Banks, MD has actually practiced medicine and treated patients for 25 years. The Harvard Medical School graduate trained in surgery, obstetrics, gynecology and gynecological oncology and has practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for twenty-five years. She also earned an MBA in finance.

In her recently published book AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire, Dr. Banks exposes the AIDS religion for the pseudoscience that it is:

"It is a great mistake to think that wars only concern armies, regulars or guerillas, involved in active engagement--blowing people and things to smithereens. In today's world, nothing could be farther from the truth. The real forces of evil wage another kind of warfare. This warfare is principally financial. The dark princes of debt finance have gained practically unopposed leverage over every important social, economic and political institution, including and especially the health care delivery system. As a result, death by iatrogenic medicine kills more people in a year than either cancer or heart disease. The demons of capital and "free market" ideology have gained control of the pharmaceutical industry, the teaching of physicians, the major media, including medical journals and the flow of research dollars. They control a clandestine intelligence agency, the Epidemic Intelligence Service that has silently infiltrated every major health department, hospital, newspaper and medical journal across the nation enabling the control of information and the mounting of a consolidated response on a moments notice. These dollars determine if there is going to be a "war on cancer" or a "war on AIDS." These wars are planned and mounted with the same organizational strategic planning as the Pentagon. What this ultimately leads to is the development of bad science and toxic drugs that are created ostensibly to fight cancer and AIDS, but in effect cause more cancer and more AIDS--and that is the point of the war. People die in war and the profiteers substantially increase their wealth and power."

Dr. Banks draws the connections between free market strategies, the destruction of national sovereignty by the process of globalization, and AIDS as one of the health consequences of a neo-Darwinian philosophy. Through meticulous research, Banks found a medical-pharmaceutical- industrial complex that was taken over one hundred years ago by the titans of financial capitalism. Their aim was to create profit - not to conquer disease. This book of social history points to a cauldron of historical events that contributed to the HIV/AIDS crisis.

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire tells the dramatic story of a financial ideology that is damaging to everything that it means to be human. It is the story of profits over people. In the end, it is the story of hope and how we can regain our sanity and our health in a world gone mad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding AIDS and its story 26 Sep 2010
By Felix de Fries, Zurich - Published on Amazon.com
What do the HIV tests really measure? How were they elaborated and later calibrated? Why was the number of AIDS-defining illnesses enlarged from 3 to 29 diseases? What are the real causes of these 29 diseases in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and the USA? MD Nancy Banks, who has been practicing obstetrics and gynaecology in New York for 25 years, gave me clear and complete answers to these questions and elucidated the scientific background of AIDS in an easily comprehensible manner. Illustrated through various episodes from recent history she tells in her book the story of the few people related to the pharmaceutical industry, who established 25 years ago the now billion selling HIV-AIDS model and of their direct influence on medical research and tuition, institutions such as the FDA and CDC, and health, trade and foreign policies and shows the historic connection between the HIV-AIDS model and earlier projects of this kind from the British East India Company to SMON and Pellagra. Finally she explains how we could overcome the AIDS crisis and treat AIDS-defining illnesses efficiently without reverting to toxic drugs that cause damage to the mitochondria (which produce the energy in our cells) and thus causing damage to the brain, the heart, the liver and the kidneys. Having followed the discussion on AIDS for many years, this challenging book made me understand better the history and the confusing facts, theories and definitions surrounding HIV and AIDS. In her book Nancy T. Banks refers also on "The Silent Revolution of Cancer and AIDS Medicine" by MD Heinrich Kremer, who has given a brilliant analysis on these facts and theories based on recent basic medical research, finally explaining the concept of a new "cellsymbiosis therapy". The Silent Revolution in Cancer and AIDS Medicine
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a MUST READ. 3 Feb 2011
By armtalker - Published on Amazon.com
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Dr. Nancy Banks MD's book explains and documents the medical, historical, and socioeconomic factors behind the accelerating deterioration of the world. Democracy is a facade behind which the hereditary elite are destroying the earth and its inhabitants for profit. Medical science is full of fraud, with AIDS as a major scam, for profit. The economic collapse, the illegal drug epidemic, unemployment, incarceration, pollution, destruction of the food supply by genetically engineered food, all for profit. On and on, for profit.
The truth is depressing, but AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire confirms all I have suspected and more. It is a welcome addition to other books documenting the insane corruption of those wielding the real power on this Earth. Whether there is anything the ordinary Joe, even the informed ordinary Joe, can do to stop the downslide, I do not know. But the ostrich-head-in-the-sand policy is definitely NOT the solution.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely one of the Great Heroins of our times 12 Oct 2011
By Benjamin R. James - Published on Amazon.com
The people of the world especially in the west owes a great thanks to Ms Banks for her unshakable courage to expose whats behind the aids scare and how its tentacles is damning to all of us. Few of us can undergo all the research needed to find this much truth, but we can spread this truth in the face of the lies we hear about the cause of aids and how and why some countries are as impovished. The people of these countries in Africa and Asia are living in poverty not because of their own doing but because of external forces as the WTO, IMF, and world bank.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent. A must read, indeed. 29 Jun 2012
By highendman - Published on Amazon.com
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I was lucky enough to hear Dr. Banks speak at a conference. Her brilliance was immediately apparent, as was her decency and kindness. The other reviews do a nice job of summarizing the material. The book is dense with staggering facts and majestic writing. It's an important read for any thoughtful human being. I cannot recommend this book more enthusiastically and feel that more about the real world can be learned from this one volume than from any political or history degree. (I would also be an eye opener for many who have studied medicine).

Regarding the HIV/AIDS crisis, there is no doubt that AIDS is caused by immune stressors -- mostly chemical in nature. In Africa, they conveniently and horrifyingly labelled 29 distinct diseases AIDS. The HIV test is a scam and tests for arbitrary levels of cellular stress products. HIV is not communicable. HIV is a phantom virus that has never been isolated. Smoking crack has been definitively shown to cause AIDS in the absence of any other factors. Many HIV negative people die of AIDS. Countless people go from HIV+ to HIV-, including Magic Johnson, HIV was found in blood preserved from the 1940s. The facts Dr. Banks presents are undeniable and verifiable from a number of extremely solid sources. People have been scammed, terrorized and murdered for political and financial gain.
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