Saturday, December 03, 2011

'Anthrax isn't scary at all compared to this': Man-made flu virus with potential to wipe out many millions if it ever escaped is created in research lab


This is the first time offcials have acknowledeged Hultin's H5N1 from Brevig Mission in 1997

Daily Mail
12/01/2011

  • Scientist responsible is bracing himself for a media storm
  • Just five tweaks to H5N1 makes it more contagious
  • Contagious version of bird flu could cause pandemic
  • Scientists divided over whether findings can be released
A group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilisation.

    The deadly virus is a genetically tweaked version of the H5N1 bird flu strain, but is far more infectious and could pass easily between millions of people at a time.

The New H1N1, the one that "doesn't exist"
The research has caused a storm of controversy and divided scientists, with some saying it should never have been carried out.

The current strain of H5N1 has only killed 500 people and is not contagious enough to cause a global pandemic.

    But there are fears the modified virus is so dangerous it could be used for bio-warfare, if it falls into the wrong hands.

   Virologist Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands lead a team of scientists who discovered that a mere five mutations to the avian virus was sufficient to make it spread far more easily.

    He conducted his tests on ferrets as the animals have become a model of choice for influenza and have similar respiratory tracts to humans.

    Fouchier is so prepared for a media storm that he has hired an advisor to help him work on a communication strategy.

    The research done was part of an international drive to understand H5N1 more fully.

They have had 14 years to work on this virus
Fouchier admitted the strain is 'one of the most dangerous viruses you can make' but is still adamant he wants to publish a paper describing how it was done.


    The study is one of two which has caused serious debate about scientific freedom and about regulating research which might have potential public health benefits but at the same time could also be useful for bio-terrorism.

    The other paper, also on H5N1, was done by a joint team at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Tokyo. 

    It is understood to have had comparable results to the study done by Fouchier.

   Both papers are now being reviewed by the U.S National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB).

    NSABB does not have the power to prevent the publication but it could ask journals not to publish.

    Paul Keim, chairman of NSABB, said: 'I can't think of another pathogenic organism that is as scary as this one. I don't think anthrax is scary at all compared to this.'

    Traditionally scientific research has always been open so that fellow scientists can review the work of others and repeat their methods to try and learn from them.

   But numerous scientists have said they believe research on the avian flu should be suppressed.

    However bio-defense and flu expert Michael Osterholm, who is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of innesota, said the work carried out was important medically.

   He added he could not discuss the papers because he was a member of NSABB but said if they were published certain information could be withheld and made available to those who really need to know.

    'We don't want to give bad guys a road map on how to make bad bugs really bad,' he said.

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Still Struggling With Head Injury, Scott Olsen Sends Message of Peace to Police, Occupy Protesters


Marines to all cops:  Cease injuring, terrorizing innocent civilians or else

International Business Times
By Ashley Potero
12/02/2011

Scott Olsen, the U.S. Marine Corps veteran who made national headlines last month after he received a brutal head injury during a violent clash between police and Occupy Oakland protesters, a turning point that led to explosive media coverage on the Oakland demonstrations and called attention to alleged incidents of police brutality at similar encampments across the nation. 
Olsen was left with a fractured skull after he was hit in the head with a police projectile that many believe may have been a tear gas canister. Officers from the Oakland Police Department were launching the canisters to tame the Occupy demonstrators marching to City Hall on the night of Oct. 25. In a video of the incident that went viral, a camera captures the moments after Olsen was hit, with demonstrators running to his aid and carrying his limp body away from the scene, while screaming for a medic.

    "He got hit! He got shot!" a man screams on the video, while bystanders ask a clearly dazed -- and bleeding -- Olsen for his name, which he was unable to provide.

    After spending weeks in the hospital in critical condition Olsen, a 24-year-old who served two tours of service in Iraq and now passionately protests the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, was released and promptly returned to the Occupy Oakland encampment. In an interview with IndyBay on Nov. 27 Olsen discussed his condition with the media for the first time, telling the source that he recalls the incident on Oct. 25 and clearly remembers being mentally present but physically incapable of speech.

   Olsen said he's still recovering from his injuries, which is apparent in the video, where he is seen wearing a neck brace. He spoke slowly and sometimes had trouble enunciating his words.

    "It was a very frustrating process," he said of the time he spent healing in the hospital. "I just couldn't spit these things out of my mouth."

Marine Scott Olsen wounded by coward cops in Oakland, CA
Despite some setbacks, Olsen said he expects to make a full recovery.

While Oakland Police Spokeswoman Johnna Watson told The San Jose Mercury-News that two teams of investigators are conducting a probe into what occurred on the night of Olsen's injury, Olsen is not aware of the state of the investigation and has not been contacted by authorities for an interview.

   "Right now I'm kind of waiting to see what they're going to say about themselves in their own investigation," Olsen told IndyBay, adding that he is frustrated at the lackluster pace of the investigation. "It's been over a month. How long does it take to see who fired this at me?"

    On the night of Oct. 25, police officers from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, the San Francisco County's Sheriff's Office and the San Jose Police Department were on the scene to assist Oakland Police. The Oakland Tribune reportedly requested that each agency provide them with the number of officers that were on scene that night, their roles, where they were stationed and whether they used nonlethal weapons. Although every agency responded to the request, none of them acknowledged that officers used nonlethal force such as tear gas, even though video of the incident clearly shows several of those projectiles being launched.

    Some parties allege what happened to Olsen that night is extremely unclear, and have even suggested he was actually hit by an object thrown by one of the Occupy demonstrators.

    "I have heard a lot of different possible ideas, and I think an investigation will certainly bring a sense of what did happen. I don't know what happened," Watson said.

Hero civilians evacuate wounded Olsen under fire from pigs
On Nov. 1, the Oakland Citizens' Police Review Board, which is conducting the investigation, told The Guardian the investigation may take several months, although it did not explain why it would require so much time.

Tales of police brutality have emanated from Occupy encampments in Los Angeles, Seattle, the University of California at Davis and New York City. Several videos show police officers spraying non-violent protesters with pepper spray at close range, while there have also been reports and video evidence of law-enforcement using excessive force against unarmed civilians.

Right-Wing Comments

    Olsen was reprimanded in the right-wing blogosphere following his attack, with pundits deriding his involvement in the group Iraq War Veterans Against the War, using it as proof that he is "un-American."

    Big Government, a blog founded by the conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart, posted a piece on Oct. 26 attacking Olsen for allegedly using marijuana -- based on photos from his Flickr account -- as well as a Web site he reportedly founded called IHateMarineCorps.com.

Psycho Andrew Briebart:  Latent homo, druggie, pederast
The Web site is no longer active, but the blog Verum Serum writes it appeared to be a "private user forum apparently dedicated to bashing the Marine Corps."
Big Government also alleged Olsen is anti-Semitic based on a blog post attributed to him on Gateway Pundit where he refers to Jews as "Hebrews" and appears to be attacking the hypocrisy of demonizing Turks for defending their national border against the Kurds while staunchly defending Israel's expansion.
  "Anti-military, anti-Israel, antisemitic-pro-drugs. Apparently," Big Government wrote, referring to Olsen.

   In an interview with MSNBC's "The Ed Show" on Tuesday, Olsen said people have called him a disgrace long before the Occupy incident due to his opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though he was deployed to that region as a Marine. However, he said the oath he made as a Marine is part of the reason he supports the Occupy movement.

    "When I took the enlistment oath when I joined the Marines I swore to uphold and defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic, and I'm continuing to do that." Olsen said.
Olsen: Commited to Peaceful Resolution of U.S.'s Economic/Social Problems  
 Although he is still working to overcome his own injuries more than a month after his injury, Olsen told IndyBay that he hopes everyone involved in the demonstrations -- including police, the Chamber of Commerce and the Occupy protesters themselves -- will commit themselves to non-violence.

"Stay peaceful. That's what it's about, working together, working with one another, and it's about being open with one another. That's how we can solve our problems," he said.


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WAYNE MADSEN SPECIAL REPORT: report on U.S. government-engineered novel flu validated by science panel

The truth always comes out, it may take awhile, but it always comes out

Wayne Madsen Report
By Wayne Madsen
12/02/2011

A group of scientists, some are suggesting they are "mad scientists" for their "research," are verifying what WMR reported on at length during the 2009 A/H1N1 novel flu pandemic -- that the novel flu was developed in a U.S. government laboratory and was a possible test-run for an even deadlier pandemic that could wipe out millions of people around the world.

H5N1
Some details of the laboratory generation of a genetically-modified form of avian flu were presented at a recent flu conference in Malta. Two papers on the the laboratory success of creating a more rapidly mutating deadly virus from H5N1 avian flu, including the use of ferrets as test animals at the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, and similar research at Tokyo University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have create a firestorm among bio-ethicists on whether details should be made public. 

    The research on the generation of the deadly flu strain involved research at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the University of Tokyo -- cited by WMR as two centers for the development of the deadly strain of influenza, possible, in part, because of the recovery from an Alaskan graveyard of usable DNA from the body of a young Inuit girl who died from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, a long-since dead virus that killed millions of people around the world.

Investigator Robert S. Finnegan in camp outside Brevig Mission
WMR reported on the development of the synthetic H1N1 virus on May 13, 2009:

The history of the extraction of the genetic material from the corpses of victims of the 1918 Spanish influenza virus who were buried in Arctic permafrost is part "X-Files" and part "Jurassic Park." After an unsuccessful 1951 mission, that involved U.S. biological warfare specialists, to extract 1918 Spanish flu genetic material in 1951 from a cemetery in the Inupiat Eskimo village of Brevig Mission, Alaska, scientists made another attempt, a successful one it turns out, in 1997. Dr. Johan Hultin, from the State University of Iowa, successfully extracted genetic material from the corpse of an obese thirty-something female who died from the Spanish flu in 1918, along with 85 percent of Brevig Mission's (called Teller Mission in 1918) villagers in a single week. The pandemic killed at least 50 million people around the world.

"Dr.Death" - madman, traitor, terrorist adviser Johan Hultin
Once the Spanish flu genetic material was obtained from the lungs, spleen, liver, and heart of the Eskimo woman's corpse, scientists, in a scene reminiscent of the fictional movie "Jurassic Park," in which genetic material from extinct dinosaurs is used to bring the creatures back to life, recreated the long-since dead 1918 Spanish flu in a U.S.-government funded laboratory. The woman's organs were cut into one-inch cubes and shipped to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Rockville, Maryland where the virus's genetic RNA material was identified and the 1918 Spanish flu was successfully brought back to life.

    The search for the frozen bodies of 1918 flu victims was not limited to Alaska. Another team of scientists, acting like Dr. Frankenstein's "Igor," set out to dig up the graves of miners who died from the flu in the remote Norwegian mining village of Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen, which lies north of the Arctic Circle.

    WMR has learned from a research scientist who has been working on the recreation of the 1918 flu that the genetic material has been re-engineered to synthetically create what is now known as the A/H1N1 virus, or as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls it, the "novel flu."

    The A/H1N1 influenza, which contains genetic material from two strains of swine flu, two strains of human flu, and a single strain of avian flu, has, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), infected a total of 4880 people in North America: 2,059 in Mexico; 2,535 in the United States, and 286 in Canada. There have been 56 reported deaths from the flu in Mexico, three in the United States, and one in Canada.

    WMR has learned from an A/H1N1 researcher that the current "novel" flu strain is mutating rapidly in humans but no animals have contracted the virus. The enzyme in A/H1N1, as with all influenza A viruses, is called a polymerase. Scientists have calculated the molecular clock of A/H1N1 form the virus's polymerase rate. Because of the rapid mutation of the virus and the fact that, unlike 1918, rapid global transportation is now the norm, scientists are predicting that the molecular clock of the A/H1N1 virus, coupled with modern transportation, means that almost all the countries of the world will experience an A/H1N1 outbreak within the next few months.

    What is different about A/H1N1 is that, unlike other new strains of viruses that rapidly mutate upon emerging and then slow down mutation and then stop entirely, the "novel" or incorrectly-named "swine flu" is showing no signs yet of slowing down its mutation rate and that, according to scientists who worry about A/H1N1 being synthetically-generated, does not happen in nature.

    The previous month, WMR reported that mainstream journalists told us that the A/H1N1 strain that appeared first in Mexico and then in the United States was a weaponized flu strain:

    According to two mainstream media journalists, one in Mexico City and the other in Jakarta, who spoke to WMR


    Past swine flu outbreaks have been spread from pigs to humans, who then passed the flu on to other humans. However, with A-H1N1, there have been no reported infections of pigs. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), A-H1N1 has gene segments from North American swine, bird and human flu strains and a segment from Eurasian swine flu . . . Our Jakarta source said WHO officials are afraid that the presence of gene segments from dreaded H5N1 bird flu in the A-H1N1 swine flu strain could mean that the new swine flu strain was engineered to "jump species."

    On September 21, 2009, WMR reported on the deadly novel flu pandemic research being conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo, research that is now being reported by the Daily Mail of the UK, over two years from the date of WMR's alarming report about the deadly nature of the research being conducted with U.S. government funding and the involvement of the U.S. Navy:

    WMR has learned from our Asian intelligence sources that Indonesian authorities recently caught a Japanese H1N1 researcher trying to leave Surabaya airport in east Java with H1N1 RNA genetic samples. Previously, the Indonesian Ministry of Health prohibited the transfer of human H1N1 samples to other countries. In 2007, the Health Ministry banned the collection of H5N1 avian flu samples by the US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 (NAMRU-2) in Jakarta. There was a belief that the collection of the samples were solely for the benefit of U.S. pharmaceutical companies in producing vaccines.

    The Japanese researcher, who is linked to the H1N1 swine flu research work that involved the genetic manipulation of recovered 1918 pandemic genetic material from the buried corpse of an Inuit woman in Brevig Mission, Alaska, and the genetic splicing of two forms of swine flu, two forms of human flu, and one form of avian flu at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, tried to mask the H1N1 human genetic material in vials marked 'zoonotic material," meaning diseases spread from animals to humans.

    The Indonesian government has tried to blame the illegal export of the H1N1 material on Airlangga University's Tropical Disease Center in Surabaya but the attempt appears to be the pin blame on a scapegoat -- in the same manner that U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases scientist Dr. Bruce Ivins was blamed by the FBI for the mailing of anthrax through the U.S. postal system -- a charge that based on the flimsiest of evidence.

    The Indonesian claims are based on the fact that the Japanese researcher caught at the airport claimed the H1N1 samples belonged to the TDC at Airlangga, a charge that the TDC has rejected because it is aware that the export of such material is illegal. The illegal export of the H1N1 material involved a research team that works on H1N1 research at Tokyo University.

    Paul Keim, the chairman of the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) is quoted in the Daily Mail article as saying: "I can't think of another pathogenic organism that is as scary as this one. I don't think anthrax is scary at all compared to this."

    When the artificial origins of the novel flu began to be reported by a small number of journalists and researchers, the pharmaceutical industry and the mainstream media, which receives millions of dollars in advertising revenue from the industry, began to ridicule and demonize anyone who would suggest that the A/H1N1 was anything but naturally-occurring. Big Pharma made billions of dollars from the sale of the flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza and a subsequently-developed vaccine. A National Public Radio report on the recent disclosures about the laboratory-developed deadly novel flu elicited no response from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta or the National Institutes of Health.

    On November 9, 2009, WMR quoted from a researcher who worked on the genetic modification of swine, avian, and human flu strains into the A/H1N1 hybrid novel flu, work now being criticized by the NSABB as being scarier than anthrax: "Species jumping is common for the flu virus. The novel H1N1 is a purely human virus, its not derived from any species . . . no animal had this virus before. But its able to jump from human to pigs, and human to birds. Not the reverse. Flu virus can jump to another host when the other host species has a similar receptor type. The virus can adapt to new host species after several passages. For example, if we infect human virus into an egg, and we collect the egg liquid then infect it again into an egg, and so on . . . after several infections to an egg, the human virus will be effectively able to infect egg and birds. So the virus will become a bird virus. Direct jump, without several trials for adaptation can also occur. Recall the horse flu virus jumped directly to dogs and transferred the complete genome to dogs. In the case of H5N1 (bird flu), now it's still transmissible effectively among birds. In some cases, the virus can infect humans. That virus, the one that can infect humans, has special amino acid properties. That's why, we the researchers, are trying to check bird flu virus sequences continuously. We're trying to monitor whether the recent bird flu isolate has the properties to infect humans. The novel H1N1 is likely similar to bird virus, not swine virus. H1N1 has lot of properties similar to bird virus. It is still not known how it came to infect the human population. From the first time it emerged, the virus has been widely distributed. It is not known how it spread the first time. But now, the whole world is affected. This virus is highly transmissible among humans, so, simply, the virus is spreading by human to human contact. There is no animal to blame."

    On May 13, 2009, WMR also reported on the involvement of MITRE Corporation, where former adviser to the Air Force Secretary John P. Wheeler III worked when his body was found last New Year's Eve in a Wilmington, Delaware trash dump:

    Operating under the aegis of the MITRE Corporation, a federally-funded contracting entity, JASON scientists primarily met in the highly-secured Building 29 at 3550 General Atomics Court in San Diego. The location is the address of the Torrey Pines Institute. 

    Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), JASON also has links, according to distribution lists on JASON reports, to the CIA. The CIA maintains an element called the IC [Intelligence Community] JASON Program under the Chief Technical Officer. Traditionally, JASON self-selects its members from a number of academic disciplines. However, JASON almost lost its funding a few years ago, when, after issuing a report critical of the Bush administration's ballistic missile defense program, DARPA attempted to force three new members, obviously political overseers, on to the JASON membership rolls. DARPA's chief Tony Tether pulled funding for JASON, forcing the group for the first time since its inception in 1959 to look for another Pentagon sponsor. The ballistic missile defense program, also called Star Wars II, was a personal pet project of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

    JASON survived when DARPA's parent organisation, the Pentagon's Directorate for Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E), provided JASON with direct funding, an indication of the power enjoyed by the secretive JASON organization. JASON also has other federal government sponsors, including the Department of Energy.

    JASON is also very much involved in issues of biological warfare. JASON produced a report on Civilian Biodefense in January 2000, which was highly-redacted when released. Even the names of the report's authors and the information on four bio-warfare scenarios is completely blacked out, except for a discussion of a 1947 smallpox incident in Scenario Two. The report also states that the CIA's Clandestine Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) Operations Center and Counter-Proliferation Center were interested in biological weapons intelligence collection and signatures. A section of the report on "Managing Civilian Response" to a bio-war attack is also completely redacted, as is a section on domestic intelligence. A page on the anthrax threat references "psychological BW [biological weapons] warfare." The JASON report was completed almost two years before anthrax attacks all but suspended the work of Congress after 9/11 and saw the quick passage of the US Patriot Act.

    The JASON report also discusses the mining of medical data, including patient billing records, to find out if a disease outbreak has occurred and how far and what direction it is spreading by examining "spatiotemporal patterns," including "averaging statistics for humans traveling globally."

    In fact, the JASON Civilian Biodefense report mirrors, in many respects, the analysis being currently conducted by medical intelligence (MEDINT) agencies around the world on the outbreak and spread of A/H1N1. And that begs the question: is A/H1N1, artificially-developed by U.S. government scientists, the real thing or a test run for something much worse?

    Earlier this year, in what could be considered more joint Hollywood/U.S. government "predictive programming" of the public, the movie "Cantagion" was released. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, and Jude Law (who played the blogger and was fitted with some bad teeth to make him look even more reprehensible), the movie presents a scenario where a naturally-occurring deadly novel virus, MEV-1, is spread from a bat to a pig to humans. Soon, the virus spreads around the world and millions die. The movie shows mass graves being dug in Minneapolis, looted homes in San Francisco, empty streets in Hong Kong and Atlanta, and Homeland Security border controls on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The CDC and Homeland Security are made out to be the good guys while an Internet blogger, who instantly becomes a TV network news star and who is trying to make money on a homeopathic cure by warning that the vaccine being quickly developed is ineffective and a money-making scheme by Big Pharma, is made out to be the villain. In effect, the movie is the opposite of the 2009 novel flu pandemic, where a few bloggers and Internet sites, including WMR, were sounding the alarm bells, only to be ignored by the corporate media.

    RT, before it succumbed to vested political interests in Washington, was at the forefront of sounding the alarms on the man-made nature of A/H1N1 and the fact that the total number of deaths from the flu were being downplayed by the media and governments [and some of the Youtube comments point to the presence of government "sock puppetry" to disparage the story].

    As to the government's veracity on anything dealing with bio-threats, the U.S. government has announced it is now paying $2.5 million to the widow of American Media, Inc.l photo-journalist Bob Stevens, the first victim of the Fort Detrick-originated anthrax strain attack in October 2001. In paying Maureen Stevens, the government is refusing to admit responsibility for allowing anthrax to escape from Fort Detrick and then being transmitted via the postal system. The FBI decided to close the case after dubiously calling Fort Detrick scientist Dr. Bruce Ivins, who allegedly committed suicide in 2008, the sole perpetrator of the attack. Initially, the U.S. government denied the anthrax originated at Fort Detrick.

    Now that the masses around the world are rising up against the elites and are being pepper sprayed, tear gassed, and shot at with rubber and plastic bullets, what better way to stem the popular revolt of the people than introducing a deadly flu pandemic, one that will result in curfews, then quarantines, then martial law, and finally, mass graves.





Wayne MADSEN (USA)

Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. Has some twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy.

 He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club. Lives in Washington, D.C. 

Saudi report: Women driving could end virginity


The World we live in

United Press International
11/2/2011

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2 (UPI) --

If women were allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, sex and pornography would surge and homosexuality would be more prevalent, conservative Muslim scholars said.

    Academics at the Majlis al-Ifta al-Aala, the country's top religious council, said relaxing the rules concerning women drivers would eventually lead to "no more virgins," The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. 

Saudi women use a little nip to get point across
The scholars, working with a former professor at the conservative King Fahd University, presented their conclusions in a report to the country's legislative assembly.

The report said allowing women to drive would "provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce."

   
    Saudi Arabia is the only country that bans women from driving. Women caught driving can be lashed.

   In September, Shaima Jastaniya was sentenced to 10 lashes after she was caught driving in Jeddah. International outrage about the sentence prompted King Abdallah to overturn it. 

Despite criticism about the law by rights organizations and other leaders, resistance to reform is strong within the conservative royal family and among clerics.

The Saudi government is considering a proposal to ban women from displaying their eyes if they are deemed too "tempting," the Telegraph reported. Women already must cover most of their bodies in public.



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BREAKING: Government admits H5N1 weaponized, fears virus escape/RELEASE will kill mankind

Indonesian virologist confirmed H5N1/H1N1 recombination in Japan

The 5th Estate
By Robert S. Finnegan
12/02/2011

Chapter 2:  After the Release

After considerable thought as to format, I have come to the conclusion that this decade-long instigation is best reported by myself in the first person.  Simply by virtue of sheer volume, it must be reported in separate chapters.  I will attempt to separate the different chapters in chronological order, however a certain amount of digressing may be necessary so that the reader may fully understand what has transpired and continues to this date.  
H5N1
 Chapters will be opened with an e-mail excerpt from a virologist who contacted this investigator in 2009, in response to a comment I had made on a now-defunct website dedicated to H5N1.  They will be annotated in RED, grammar, misspellings and formatting have been left in the original.  This young Indonesian "scientist" through the years of our contact revealed to me the inner-workings of her lab at Kobe University and a new BSL-4 in Tokyo that was working on H5N1 and H1N1 viruses, among others.  Kobe University does NOT  officially have a BSL-4 lab, and yet this microbiologist was assigned by her professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka to work on recombinant H5N1 and H1N1 in a "secret" (her words) lab at their facility.  How and why was this allowed to transpire?  I have kept our association secret for years, however now that this individual has gone over to the "dark side," and I have decided to reveal everything we discussed. 


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1. Novel H1N1 is a man-made.
Yes.
In general influenza A virus consists of 8 genes. Influenza virus evolves to be able to adapt to new host. The evolution can happen in several way: by exchanging one or more complete genes (for example avian virus switching gene with human virus), called as reassortment; or only changing partial gene(s), called as recombination.
In the case of novel H1N1, this virus consists 8 genes mixed of avian, swine and human type influenza A virus. So, this is a reassortant virus.

Adaptation can occur too. This means, the virus makes small change (sometime only one amino acid change) but can make a complete adaptation to the new host. For example, if we passage human virus into eggs, the virus will make small mutation after several passage and will be reach efficiency to infect eggs (means, able to infect new host, in this case avian host). This is why Adrian Gibbs once said that novel H1N1 was a lab strain. Because he found a specific amino acid which might refer to the consequence of several passage in eggs. Vaccine industry usually amplify virus by isolating it into eggs, and after several passages this mutation can be found.


Mutation takes time to occur, up to the rate of amino acid substitution. For example, for HA gene, duck virus' HA has substitution rate about 3 x 10e-4 per site per year which is slower compare to human and swine HA (about 10e-3 per site per year). If total nucleotide number in influenza A virus HA is 1,700, then it takes 3 years for making single changes in duck virus, or 1.7 year in the case of human and swine virus. In instance, a complete gene mutation can take thousand of years to be established.

I read a paper of Suzuki and Nei, 2002 (Mol. Biol.Evol. 19(4): 501-509 2002), they mentioned that the divergence between subtypes of influenza A virus HA genes was estimated to be about 2000 years ago.

It means, duck virus (as well as other waterfowls) tends stable compare to human and swine virus. Well, waterfowls are the natural host of influenza virus, so it's more constant. But when the virus jumps into new host (like chickens, pigs or human), the substitution rate will accelerate to adapt well in the new host. New adaptation will cause rapid mutation, but it will be slowing down after time. We see the same pattern in the case of novel H1N1. The novel H1N1 shows stable sequences since its first outbreak. Usually I compare the later sequence with first California sequence, and in general the virus is quiet stable. Some important mutations are detected, though. Such as, amino acid no 627 of PB2 gene, which is related to mammalian adapted strain, found in a Shanghai isolate. Also, a mutation in amino acid no 275 of NA gene, which is related to oseltamivir resistant strain, were found in one Canada and one Japan isolates. Some other 'silent' mutations (silent means no amino acid changes) can be found in other isolates, but still I think that the virus is quiet stable up to now.


Now I'm talking about the reassortment (like novel H1N1 virus). It may take shorter time to occur compare to amino acid substitution/adaptation/mutation. If you take a look to the genotype map and the phylogenetic trees that I sent you previously, the novel H1N1 virus consists of avian, human and swine virus genes. The theory is maybe an individu got infected by avian, human and swine virus at the same time, and the viruses exchanged genes inside the body, creating a new virus having mixed genes and spreading. Theoritically it is possible to occur. But how?


What we need:

a. A host. The host should have efficient receptor for those three different derived hosts. So far, human virus tends to infect human, because it suits to human receptor. Avian virus tends to infect birds, because it suits to bird receptors. Pigs have both human and avian type receptors, so it is said that pig is the 'mixing vessel'. However, some researchers tried to prove this mixing vessel theory by trying to infect pigs by human and avian viruses to create reassortant. They didn't make it.
There are some reports that showed the finding of human and bird influenza virus in pigs. So it is easy for pigs to get infected by human and birds, but lack of report showing that pigs shed the reassortant virus and infect new host.
So,where is the responsible host? The first novel H1N1 virus was found in human. After that what I know is some pigs and turkey were transmitted this virus by farm workers. Not the opposite. Until now, no one can give evidence of this reassortant theory.

b. Reassortant needs ancestor viruses

Aain, if you check the phylogenetic tree. It shows, the NA and M genes derived from avian virus; PB1 from human H3N2; other genes (PB2, PA, HA, NP, NS) from swine triple reassortant, Swine H1N2 and Eurasian Swine (H1N1/H3N2). The triple reassortant swine I mentioned before, actually derived from human H3N2 which infected pigs, and has been circulating in North America at least for 20 years.So that people say it as swine virus (well, I'm still saying it's actually human virus).
Funny thing is those suspected ancestors are coming from pretty old isolates.
A paper written by Smith et al., 2009, is saying that the NA gene comes from 1996-2001 isolate (I suspect this as the NA gene of H5N1, the isolate year confirmed this). The M genes from 1990-1993 isolates, the others even pretty old, somewhere between 1979 to 80's isolates. The author argued that the virus had been detected for over 20 years without being detected???
Come on, people is doing surveillance everywhere, but no one detected the virus for 20 years??
A reassortant can happen very quick. If it was already there before, it must have been spreading long time ago, is it in pigs or human or else.
But again where's the evidence??
Still they said the virus is circulating in pigs, but no one can prove it.
We can make a story about this: there is a pig, got infected by human and avian virus from 10 to 20 years ago isolates. And creating a very good virus with effective transmissibility. Please, how can you find those pretty old isolates circulating?? Doesn't make sense.

c. Reassortant needs to be facilitated.

Now tell me Robert. How can you mix avian, human and pig virus at one time? The viruses must come from Europe, America and Asia, without being noticed? And luckily you can make completely efficient newly generated virus?

Simply for me, the virus was emerged suddenly in Mexico. I can't explain how. I wish I could. For me as a virologist, it's impossible. In the other hand, technology can create any kind of virus you want.


Maybe this is not enought for you. I wish I could talk to you directly, so we can dscuss more.


I'll talk about other questions later.


Hmm..

They have samples actually, but no recent human samples since MOH banned the material transfer to other countries. That's why this is very illegal.

I told everything I know to the head of avian influenza lab in TDC Airlangga University, dr Nidom.

After this incident, the relationship between my professor and dr Nidom went bad. When got caught, the carrier mentioned that the samples were belonging of Airlangga University, but actually no one knew about that.

Now, Indonesia govt blames dr Nidom as the sample 'dealer', condition is not really good for him now. Inn Japan, my professor's telling everyone that dr Nidom tried to trap them at the airport.

I heard lot of things in Japan contrary to what I heard from dr Nidom. Because of this we're exchanging information through mail. My professor doesn't know that we're mailing to each other, we're keeping things this way.

After the incident, my professor became very nice at me. Of course, because they know that I know what's going on exactly. Few days later, they asked me to sign a document, mentioning that I'm a researcher belonging to my supervisor, and every matters between my supervisor and I should be kept confidential. I didn't have any reason not to sign it.

If you want to, I will forward the conversation between Dr Nidom and I. It's in Bahasa Indonesia, but that's the actual story. It's a very long mail, maybe it's pretty difficult for you to understand the whole story but just keep it for your reference.

China provides $2.3 million to Uganda for military, infrastructure

Chinese assistance may come with heavy price-tag

China Military News
12/01/2011

Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guangile has pledged more than $2.3 million to support Uganda People's Defence Force. China is also interested in bringing Chinese companies to help build railways and roads in the east African country.

    A report is coming out of China’s state-owned Xinhua News Agency that China is promising more than $2.3 million for military aid and infrastructure assistance to the nation of Uganda. Beijing Defence Minister Liang Guangile signed a deal during his five-day visit to Kampala with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) victim
The deal would include support for the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). A spokesperson for the Ugandan military did not provide further details of what exactly they will be given from China.

Furthermore, the Chinese delegation expressed interest in bringing Chinese companies to Uganda to help build railways and roads, which prompted the Ugandan leader to affirm Uganda-China ties.

    “The visiting Chinese Defence Minister said that Chinese companies would be interested in the construction of railways and roads in Uganda,” said Museveni in an official statement. “We look forward to having more trade with China. Uganda always welcomes support from China.”

   The meeting involved Crispus Kiyonga, Uganda’s defence minister, and General Aronda Nyakairima, Chief of Defence Forces.

    In recent years, China has promised to construct a $93 million toll road that would connect Kampala to Entebbe, a small airport town.

Ugandan police corrupt, violent, out of control
China has continually said that it appreciates Uganda’s commitment to the one-China policy – the notion that there is only one China and not the existence of two governments laying claim to China. It also values Uganda’s support to the country’s core interests.

    Reuters reports that there is some resentment among Ugandan businessmen who complain about too much Chinese involvement in the domestic economic affairs of the country. They say there is growing competition between Chinese companies and small businesses.

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Chinese Government Official: ‘US Threat To Pakistan Is Threat To China’

All China has to do is call in all American loans and bad paper and it's goodbye Obama, America; war not necessary, China now would stomp mudhole in U.S. military as it did in Korea

Info Wars
By Paul Joseph watson and Yi Han
12/02/2011

Chinese military stages massive wargame exercise near Pakistan in response to build-up of U.S. troops

     The Chinese military has staged a massive wargame exercise near Pakistan in response to a build-up of U.S. troops in the region as a top Chinese government official warned that any threat to Pakistan would be taken as a direct threat to China.

    Citing a report by China’s Central Television, Junshijia reports that an unnamed government official warned, “Any threat to Pakistan is a threat to China,” in response to increasing hostility directed towards Pakistan by both the US and NATO in the aftermath of a NATO bombing that killed 26 Pakistani soldiers last week.

Chinese destroyer
Pakistan responded to the airstrike by sealing its border with Afghanistan, preventing supplies from reaching the US-occupied country.

According to the report, the United States is massing troops on Pakistan’s border in an act of aggression that China sees as a direct threat to its close alliance with the country. In response, China recently sent large numbers of Second Artillery PLA troops armed with sophisticated DF-21C and short-range DF-11A tactical missiles to China’s northwestern plateau near Pakistan for a huge military exercise designed to reflect China’s “attitude towards the US threat to Pakistan.”

    The drill ran from the 14-27 of November and included Pakistani troops. It was also reported by numerous other Chinese news sources (1,2,3).

    The report strongly emphasizes the Chinese position that its alliance with Pakistan represents a “brotherhood,” and that “China will never be in peace if Pakistan is lost.”

Chinese nuclear test
“Militarily, China will be conducting massive and heavy equipment desert warfare in Pakistan on the 16th,” states the translated report. “America has always desired Pakistan, especially in recent years. As the U.S. war in Afghanistan deepens, and military actions against Iran’s determination become stronger, (the threat of ) confrontation with China increases, Pakistan is the place for America to gain military advantage strategically and geographically.”

    As we reported earlier, while China’s official rhetoric in English language media regarding hostilities towards the likes of Pakistan and Iran has taken on a concerned tone, discussions taking place inside China itself are a great deal more bellicose.

    In response to increased western hostility towards Iran, Chinese Major General Zhang Zhaozhong remarked that “China will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a third world war,” comments that have provoked much debate in China.

    The subject of Iran is also discussed in the Chinese media report. A western-led military assault on Iran is strongly discouraged, a point China also hoped to stress by way of a show of force in its recent wargames. China’s ambassador to the UN has warned IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano not to create “unfounded” evidence to justify a military attack on Iran in the name of halting its controversial nuclear program.

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Nuke Update: “China Will Not Hesitate To Protect Iran With A Third World War”


Iran is lucky it has China to threaten Obama and Netanyahu, question now is will they follow through

Pakalert Press
By Mac Slavo
12/02/2011

Amid the tensions in Iran and the destruction of a second nuclear facility (which is detailed in the original story below), we find it necessary to present our readers with an update made available via The Daily Crux and Zero Hedge, in which Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, a professor from the Chinese National Defense University, said China “will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a third World War.”
 
Chinese aircraft carrier
Trillions of dollars in debt and regional energy resources are at play here. Perhaps this is the reason Iran is publicly downplaying the threat and the U.S. is overtly ignoring the latest bombing/explosion at a second Iranian nuclear facility. Not a single news report of the incident is present on the homepages of major media outlets like CNN, NBC, ABC or Fox. For their part, Iran completely denies the explosion took place and national media agencies have reportedly pulled all references to the story, even though satellite images (detailed below) confirm it happened.

    ORIGINAL REPORT: Covert Op Suspected as Second Iranian Nuke Site Goes Up In Flames

    Either Iran’s nuclear and military programs are headed by imbeciles or their country is under attack.

    Though Iran completely denied the incident yesterday, The Australian reports that satellite images confirm another Iranian military site has exploded.

    Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran. 

Chinese Marines:  Obama has every reason to be wary of China
The images clearly showed billowing smoke and destruction, negating Iranian claims yesterday that no such explosion had taken place. Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was “no doubt” that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was “no accident”.

     The explosion at Iran’s third-largest city came as satellite images emerged of the damage caused by one at a military base outside Tehran two weeks ago that killed about 30 members of the Revolutionary Guard, including General Hassan Moghaddam, the head of the Iranian missile defence program.

   Iran claimed that the Tehran explosion occurred during testing on a new weapons system designed to strike at Israel. But several Israeli officials have confirmed that the blast was intentional and part of an effort to target Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
 
Chinese nuclear sub
On Monday, Isfahan residents reported a blast that shook tower blocks in the city at about 2.40pm and seeing a cloud of smoke rising over the nuclear facility on the edge of the city.

“This caused damage to the facilities in Isfahan, particularly to the elements we believe were involved in storage of raw materials,” said one military intelligence source.

    He would not confirm or deny Israel’s involvement in the blast, instead saying that there were “many different parties looking to sabotage, stop or coerce Iran into stopping its nuclear weapons program”.

   Iran went into frantic denial yesterday as news of the explosion at Isfahan emerged. Alireza Zaker-Isfahani, the city’s governor, claimed that the blast had been caused by a military exercise in the area but state-owned agencies in Tehran soon removed this story and issued a government denial that any explosion had taken place at all.

    A government cover up? Say it ain’t so.

    There’s a war on. This was no accident.

    The real question is, how, if at all, will Iran respond? Are they biding their time because they are finalizing a nuclear weapon that they intend to deploy against Israel or Western targets, or has all the machisimo displayed by Iranian President Ahmadinejad in recent years been nothing but talk?

    We may soon find out.


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BREAKING: Government Admits To Weaponization Of H5N1/H1N1; The Indonesian Virologist "Smoking Gun" Emails In Bahasa Indonesia

Japanese virologists at Kobe University Japan prey on young, inexperienced Phd.'s

By Robert S. Finnegan
12/02/2011

Chapter 4:  The Smoking Gun Emails

After considerable thought as to format, I have come to the conclusion that this decade-long investigation is best reported by myself in the first person.  Simply by virtue of sheer volume, it must be reported in separate chapters.  I will attempt to separate the different chapters in chronological order, however a certain amount of digressing may be necessary so that the reader may fully understand what has transpired and continues to this date.  


Japanese labs hire new graduate students
to do dirty work
Chapters will be opened with an e-mail excerpt from a virologist who contacted this investigator in 2009, in response to a comment I had made on a now-defunct website dedicated to H5N1.  They will be annotated in RED, grammar, misspellings and formatting have been left in the original.  This young Indonesian "scientist" through the years of our contact revealed to me the inner-workings of her lab at Kobe University and a new BSL-4 in Tokyo that was working on H5N1 and H1N1 viruses, among others.  Kobe University does NOT  officially have a BSL-4 lab, and yet this microbiologist was assigned by her professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka to work on recombinant H5N1 and H1N1 in a "secret" (her words) lab at their facility.  How and why was this allowed to transpire?  I have kept our association secret for years, however now that this individual has gone over to the "dark side," and I have decided to reveal everything we discussed.  

    The Japanese "professors" and "directors" of these nefarious projects prey upon young, inexperienced Indonesian virologists to do their dirty-work. - Ed.

After the incident, my professor became very nice at me. Of course, because they know that I know what's going on exactly. Few days later, they asked me to sign a document, mentioning that I'm a researcher belonging to my supervisor, and every matters between my supervisor and I should be kept confidential. I didn't have any reason not to sign it.

If you want to, I will forward the conversation between Dr Nidom and I. It's in Bahasa Indonesia, but that's the actual story. It's a very long mail, maybe it's pretty difficult for you to understand the whole story but just keep it for your reference.

PS: you better read the mail from the bottom. You will see how they're desperately want samples.

For your information:
Yoshi sensei - Yoshihiro Kawaoka, my professor. The authority. Everything done by these following two names are for his sake.

Shinya - Kyoko Shinya, my associate professor also my boss in this project. She's always using me and telling lot of lies.

Makino - Akiko Makino, new assistant professor from Tokyo Univ. She carried the illegal samples from Indonesia.

Yamaoka - Masaoki Yamaoka, a Japanese researcher assigned in Indonesia.

Dr Hatta - Shinya got the human samples from dr Hatta, but claimed it as dr Nidom's samples at Surabaya airport.

Re: Apa kabar?
From:            
C. A. Nidom <nidomca@sby.centrin.net.id>
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To:            
Dear Mbak
Terima kasih informasi Mbak ***yang sangat membantu saya untuk bisa lebih menganalis tentang situasi yang berkembang selama ini.Sangat berguna untuk bekal dalam ikhtiar menuju keadaan lebih baik.Tapi, saya betul-betul minta maaf, karena tidak tahu sama sekali kalau Mbak *** ikut ke Sulsel dan juga saat Makino di Surabaya, ternyata Mbak di sini. Info yang saya peroleh dari Sulsel hanya tentang Shinya.

Saya mencoba mengurai hal2 yang berakibat pada situasi yang kurang baik ini, ijinkan utk menguraikan hal-hal tsb.Semoga Mbak tidak keberatan.

(1) Sejak awal kerjasama, pengiriman bahan2/equipment2 dari Kobe selalu dialamatkan kepada saya. Kemudian barang2 tsb. langsung saya letakkan di lab AI. Jika seasonal flu (lantai atas) membutuhkan, langsung diambil dari bawah dan dicatat oleh Vivien, dan untuk setiap interval waktu ttt, stok barang dilaporkan ke Nakagawa-san.Memang ada keluhan dari Sinya dan Yoshi sensei bahwa agak keberatan jika barang2 tersebut dikenai pajak oleh Pem.Indonesia. Saya sedang berusaha untuk mencari pembebasan pajak tersebut melalui Bea Cukai Jakarta.Kenapa melalui Jakarta, karena kebiasaan Nakagawa mengirim melalui DHL.Sebetulnya sudah berhasil, hanya pihak BC minta, jumlah (nilai) barang yg dikirim tiap bulan berapa, sehingga akan dibuatkan semacam"karcis" sekaligus untuk setahun.Jd karcis tsb akan disobek/digunakan setiap barang datang. Tetapi ditengah2 proses pengurusan tersebut, tahu-tahu alamat pengiriman berubah & ditujukan ke Yamaoka dan barang langsung ditaruh di atas.Memang Vivien masih membuat laporan dan kadang-kadang minta barang yang tidak ada di lantai atas langsung ke Nakagawa. Barang yg dipesan langsung dikirim ke Yamaoka dan kami sering tidak tahu kapan datang barang tsb.
Perubahan ini tidak ada pemberitahuan baik langsung dari Shinya atau dari Yamaoka.Saya sebetulnya, tidak apa2 terhadap hal ini, tetapi apa sih susahnya memberitahu, misalkan ini kebijakan Kobe, atau karena bla..bla..bla..Terus terang saya tersinggung dengan cara seperti ini, karena berarti Shinya maupun Yamaoka, atau pihak Kobe mencurigai saya dan staf  terhadap barang2 ini. Kalau ini benar, berarti persis tuduhan Mikiko 2 tahun lalu, bahwa kami me"mark up" biaya surveilans.

(2) Sejak awal 2009, perilaku Yamaoka agak "aneh", sering mengadu domba antar staf kami.Bicara dengan A ngomongin B demikian seterusnya, bahkan menggunjingkan saya dengan staf saya.Tapi saya tidak peduli, karena mungkin buat dia "hiburan" untuk menggunjingkan orang.Tetapi ada yang pernah sampai saya tegur.Dia memaksa minta spesimen atau data kepada staf kami, dan cilakanya sering dia mengonfirmasikan antar satu sama lainnya.Waktu saya sampaikan bahwa kalau memerlukan apa2 sebaiknya langsung kepada saya. Jika saya tidak ada, dia bisa kontak saya via sms maupun email.Tetapi ternyata tidak pernah dilakukan kontak itu, tetapi terus minta sampel2  langsung ke staf. Tujuan saya melarang ini, agar staf saya tidak terbiasa memberikan langsung kepada pihak ketiga (bisa sj bukan ke Yamaoka) tanpa sepengetahuan dan terkontrol.
Kejadian terakhir yang saya tahu yaitu minta sampel bebek dan babi langsung kepada staf.
Khusus utk sampel babi memang saya larang,untuk sementara jangan dianalisis dulu.Sebetulnya alasan yang sebenarnya bahwa ada info dari teman2 dilapangan bhw babi dari P/Bulan sdng dipermasalahkan oleh Singapura krn dicurigari terinfeksi Swine Flu.Waktu itu belum diberitakan di Media. Saya cuma mengkhawatirkan kalau dia menganalisis, saya tidak bisa mencegah untuk dipresentasikan di Bangkok bhw babi Indonesia terinfeksi swine flu, bisa merugikan semua. Kenapa saya tidak yakin bisa melarang presentasi, karena pernah saya minta Yamaoka untuk sementara tidak mempresentasikan H1 di Tokyo bbrp waktu yl. Tapi dia tetap ngotot. Saya sih tidak apa2, itu adalah data yang sebenarnya, tetapi menunda jauh lebih baik, sehingga tidak menimbulkan syak wasangka lebih dalam dari pemerintah kepada Kolaborasi kita maupun diri saya pribadi.
Anehnya orang ini tetap dia ngotot untuk bisa memperoleh sampel babi tersebut. Saya kehabisan akal akhirnya saya bilang bahwa mau berunding dulu dengan Yoshi sensei, karena ini berkait dengan paper saya tentang babi.Cilakanya, dia rupanya lapor ke Shinya, dan Shinya langsung membuat email ke Yoshi sensei dan Yoshi sensei tulis email bhw agar saya memberikan ke dua sampel babi tsb.Saya betul2 sangat kecewa kepada semuanya.Dalam hati saya kenapa mereka hanya memperhatikan kepentingan mereka saja, tanpa menghiraukan bagaimana efek terhadap peternak dan pemerintah  Indonesia.Saya belum pernah kecewa kepada Yoshi sensei, baru kali ini saya kecewa.Buat saya, misalkan sejahat apapun beliau, tetap beliau orang yang saya hormati. Bayangkan urusan 2 sampel babi saja sampai Yoshi sensei yang harus meminta kpd saya. Sangat-sangat malu.Sampai saat itu saya mau mundur dari kerjasama dengan Kobe ini.Tetapi saya yakin beliau tidak tahu persoalan, dan ternyata benar setelah saya jelaskan alasan sebenarnya dia bisa mengerti.Seharusnya Yamaoka dan Shinya sensei  bisa menangkap bahasa isyarat bahwa saya tidak setuju dan saya minta ditunda.

(3)Sepengetahuan saya sampai saat ini bahwa PIC untuk kolaborasi ini adalah antara Saya (Indonesia) dan Yoshi sensei (Kobe). Sementara dalam kolaborasi AI ini terdapat kegiatan seasonal Flu dengan personal Yamaoka (Jepang) dan Dr. Palilingan (Unair). Yang aneh, kenapa akhir2 ini Yamaoka sangat mencampuri urusan AI, dan sering tanpa koordinasi dengan saya.Setelah saya amati sepak terjang Yamaoka seperti itu dan kelihatan Shinya ikut2an, maka saya membuat kebijakan di lab, bahwa tidak satu orangpun boleh memberikankan/mengeluarkan data dan spesimen yang dimilki oleh Lab AI, tanpa ijin saya.Jika hal ini dilanggar, akan saya keluarkan dari Lab.Sebagai info, Vivin saja hampir saya keluarkan karena dia mengirim data ke Shinya tanpa dikonsultasikan terlebih dahulu. Juga Yusuf, pernah saya skorsing, karena memberikan info data kepada Yamaoka tanpa seijin saya.

(4) Kenapa saya lakukan itu, karena ternyata kolaborasi Unair & Kobe, khususnya untuk AI, banyak mendapat sorotan kecurigaan. Di satu pihak pemerintah Indonesia, secara "berani" menentang semena-menanya pihak asing dalam kaitan penggunaan material biologis, tetapi dilain pihak Unair melakukan kerjasama dengan Jepang. Untuk saya pribadi, kerjasama ini punya tujuan ingin menunjukkan ke Pemerintah, bahwa pihak asing tidak seburuk yang mereka bayangkan. Demikian juga tidak sedikit timbul kecemburuan bagi instansi2 lain di Indonesia.Sehingga kecerobohan yang terjadi baik dalam penggunaan data informasi (seperti lokasi surveilans dll) maupun spesimen bisa menimbulkan hal-hal yang tidak diinginkan. Contoh paling jelas apa yang terjadi dengan Unhas ini.Sehingga perlu kehati2an; kesabaran dalam melangkah

(5) Lebih-lebih kami saat ini telah mendapat bantuan lebih dari Rp 130 milyar dari Depkes, untuk membangun Animal BSL-3 (4 kandang hewan: mice, ferret, chicken & monkey) dan peralatan untuk penelitian2 AI.Bayangkan kami saat punya mesin PCR 8 buah, realtime PCR 2 buah, sequensing 4 kapiler, 4 deep freezer, TEM,BSC 6 buah, dll.Saat ini saya harus menjaga image bagi bantuan tersebut. Saat ini saya telah mendapat human H5N1 samples dari Depkes baik yang lalu untuk dikarakterisasi. Juga untuk sampel2 baru. Jd bukan berarti saya menomorduakan kerjasama ini, tetapi perlu adanya "pengaturan" antara kepentingan kerjasama dengan Kobe dan menjaga image kami terhadap pemerintah. Kalau sampai tidak dijaga,mengirim sampel ke Kobe maupun Tokyo seenaknya dan seterbuka seperti dahulu apa pandangan orang terhadap kami. Peralatan sudah lengkap, ternyata sampel masih dikirim ke Jepang?Tetapi saya dengan staf sdh sepakat bahwa kerjasama ini juga harus kita utamakan, tetapi perlu cara agak berliku sedikit, karena saya sangat sadar, kenapa Bu Menkes (& Presiden) mau membantu Unair, juga karena beliau2 tahu keseriusan kami dan melihat adanya bantuan dan kerjasama yang terjalin dengan Kobe (jepang). Ini agak lain dengan suveilans atau penelitian tentang seasonal flu. Tidak serumit penelitian / surveilans AI ini. Sebagai contoh, kami mendapat dana riset dari Diknas atau ristek, selalu yang ditanyakan tim reviewer apakah data atau spesimen2 yang dikumpulkan dari riset ini akan dikirim ke Jepang?Seperti Mbak Ida tahu, bahwa hampir seluruh stakeholder di Indonesia, mengetahui kalau Unair (dan  saya) mempunyai kerjasama dengan Jepang lebih erat dibanding institusi lain untuk riset AI ini.Jadi saya dan tim ibaratnya sedang meniti pada "titian serambut dibelah tujuh"> Saya selalu berharap dan tidak ingin dihadapkan pada keadaan yang harus memilih. Oleh karena itu, saya sangat prihatin jika Shinya sampai "menuduh" bahwa saya yang menjebak Makino, agar bisa ditangkap.Memang betul saya akrab dengan teman-teman karantina, tetapi akan sangat bodoh jika melakukan tindakan yang bisa membawa saya digantung oleh pemerintah dan pimpinan Unair.Kl saya punya pikiran jelek, justru, ketiga orang ini, yaitu Makino, Yamaoka dan Shinya yang menjebak saya, agar saya terpojok di mata pemerintah dan masyarakat Indonesia. Sudah jelas bukan dari Unair, dikatakan dari Unair. Demikian juga sdh jelas bukan zoonosis, dikatakan zoonosis.Dua kata yang tidak bisa dilepaskan dari kaitannya dengan saya yaitu Unair dan zoonosis, serta dibawa orang jepang. Nalar orang bodoh saja, pasti ini virus AI dan hubungannya ke saya. Jd tidak salah kalau tim monitoring di Bandara (didalamnya termasuk orang2 karantina) langsung kontak saya.Sayangnya saya masih di Jakarta dan hp saya baru bisa dihubungi siang hari.
Jika saya dikatakan yang menjebak, selama Makino ke Surabaya, saya tidak ketemu dia karena  ada pertemuan antara FAO-WHO-Depkes di jkt dan menurut anak2 lab, Makino tidak pernah datang ke lab AI sama sekali. Jadi bagaimana saya tahu aktivitas dan jadwal pergi pulangnya dia. Menurut info dari bandara, bahwa memang ada instruksi dari jakarta. Bukan hanya di Sby, tp Jkt, Medan, Bali dan Makasar, sedang ada operasi. Saya dengar pada hari yang sama ada beberapa orang yang juga ketangkap membawa material biologis di lain bandara. Ada tanaman yang dilindungi, mau diselundupkan, dsb.
Pada waktu itu, kenapa saya menyarankan kepada Shinya agar Makino ditunda dulu minimal sampai pemilihan Menteri sekitar Oktober. Karena saya dapat info bahwa saat ini "banyak pejabat yang setor muka" agar bisa dipilih kembali dengan cara melakukan aktivitas dadakan.Terus terang saja,saat itu saya mengendalikan pers dengan kuat sekali, agar tidak ada pemberitaan apapun tentang hal ini.Info dari karantina, pejabat yang menginstruksi marah besar kepada Personil yang di Surabaya, kenapa Makino tidak ditahan.
Mungkin saat ini yang ada dibenak Shinya, Yamaoka atau Makino, mungkin juga Yoshi sensei (jika sudah terpengaruh oleh Shinya) hanya marah, mengumpat dan jengkel kepada saya.Semuanya akan saya terima dengan lapang dada,karena saya yakin mereka tidak mengerti apa yang terjadi sebenarnya..Mereka berfikir  hanya untuk kepentingan pribadi, tanpa mau mengerti bagaimana situasi dan kondisi orang lain.

(6) Kembali ke masalah sampel dan data virus AI, yang bisa mengeluarkan hanya saya.(Maaf agak otoriter). Jadi pasti terjadi perbedaan antara data yang dilaporkan Yamoka dan yang ada di Shinya sensei dengan keadaan sebenarnya di lab.Surabaya Aktivitas surveilans tetap jalan termasuk dengan tim LDCC di Sulsel dan Maros. Demikian juga dari Jabar dan Medan.Termasuk babi dari bali dan P.Bulan, via passive surveillance. Tim kami mengerjakan surveilans pasar2 Surabaya setiap 3 hari sekali mulai pk 3 pagi dan dismpan pada tempat tertentu.Karena mereka kuliah lagi.Jadi pengerjaan sampel biasanya sore sampai pk 22-23 wib. Jadi bagaimana Yamaoka tahu, hampir setiap hari dia tidak mengerjakan apa2 (ada orang lain yang mengerjakan) dan pulang paling lambat pk 17.00. Sabtu-Minggu tidak pernah datang.

(7) Terus terang Mbak, saya tidak suka keadaan seperti sekarang ini, saya menginginkan kondisi seperti sedia kala, saling percaya, menghargai dan mengerti posisi satu sama lainnya.Saya tidak tahu persis, apakah keadaan ini bisa diperbaiki atau sebaliknya. Saya berharap besar untuk bisa pulih dari kesalahpahaman ini. Tetapi jika tidak bisa, tentunya tidak baik dipaksakan. Kami sudah siap dengan keadaan terburuk. Saya sdh instruksikan agar seluruh staf AI mulai sekarang membatasi penggunaan material bantuan Kobe. Agar tidak terbiasa dengan barang yang berkualitas. Seperti Tip,spuit dll, kami sudah mulai menggunakan tip "curah" ( beli kiloan), kemudian dioutoclave sendiri.Kami pompa semangat mereka, bahwa ada atau tidak ada kerja sama kita HARUS BISA jalan sendiri.Saya bilang bahwa pada tahun 2003, saya tanpa bantuan siapapun toh bisa mengungkap tentang virus AI di Indonesia.
Saya pikir, kondisi kerjasama ini buat kami besar hikmahnya, bahwa kami tidak boleh terlena/tidur berusaha, karena semua tersedia oleh adanya kerjasama ini. Untuk PPE (baju BSL-3) kami sedang berusaha untuk dapat bantuan rutin dari Komnas Flu Burung. WHO juga akan membiayai kami untuk melakukan surveilans di daerah endemis. Jadi saya tunggu niat baik dari Shinya untuk kembali menjalin kerjasama seperti dulu lagi atau dia percaya dengan jalan pikirannya sendiri dan orang-orang lain yang sebetulnya kontraproduktif dengan kerjasama ini. Tentunya, jika Shinya punya keinginan untuk mengembalikan kondisi menjadi lebih baik, syaratnya harus saling percaya terbuka dan menghargai keberadaan masing2 dan yang penting "tidak selingkuh" (Just joking)........

Tidak terasa curhat saya sudah lebih dari satu halaman koran penuh.....
Mohon maaf sudah sangat mengganggu waktu Mbak .

Terima kasih.

Semga Tuhan Selalu Memberkati Mbak Ida 

Saluut,
Nidom

---- Original Message -----

    From: 
    To: C. A. Nidom
    Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 2:59 AM
    Subject: Re: Apa kabar?

    Dear Pak Nidom,
    
    Makasih untuk emailnya. Penjelasan Pak Nidom sangat membantu saya untuk mengerti ada apa sebenarnya. Sebenarnya dari sisi saya sih tidak ada masalah besar, cuma terus terang saya merasa banyak dimanfaatkan dan dibohongi selama bekerja untuk proyek ini.
    
    Saya coba ceritakan apa yang saya tau dan saya dengar selama ini.
    
    1. Awalnya dimulai dari keluhan2 Shinya sensei tentang sampel. Menurut beliau, Pak Nidom tidak melakukan surveillance lagi untuk proyek Kobe-Unair. Selama ini Pak Nidom sibuk melakukan kegiatan lain, dan juga Pak Nidom bilang sama Shinya sensei kalo Pak Nidom tidak akan mengirimkan sampel lagi untuk di analisis. Shinya sensei merasa terpojok karena harus bertanggung jawab untuk menyiapkan laporan ke Kobe univ dan Yoshi sensei. Informasi tersebut Shinya sensei banyak terima dari Yamaoka sensei. Shinya sensei merasa Yamaoka sensei lebih banyak 'bekerja' dibandingkan Pak Nidom. Terutama karena Yamaoka sensei banyak memberi data dan juga kerjasama dengan dr Pailingan. Beliau komplain tentang itu sejak berbulan2 lalu. Yang sya perhatikan juga, Shinya sensei banyak berkomunikasi dengan Yamaoka sensei, entah apa saja. Tapi sejak mereka 'dekat', tampaknya banyak hal2 yang diterima oleh Shinya sensei dari versi Yamaoka. Misalnya, di Surabaya ga ada kegiatan surveillance, dan walaupun banyak sampel yang ada tapi tidak diproses.
    
    2. Sekitar bulan Juni, Shinya sensei sudah merencanakan mau ketemu Pak Hatta di Makassar. Tentang apa saat itu saya tidak banyak peduli. Tapi tiba2 Shinya sensei mengajak saya ikut, dengan alasan mau lihat2 farm di Sulawesi. Kebetulan dulu kelas koas saya pernah pengabdian masyarakat di Sulawesi Selatan selama 1 bulan, dan kebetulan saya panitianya. Jadi saya sedikit banyak tau tentang Sulawesi Selatan. Saya hubungi keswan di Pinrang dan Polewali kalau kami ingin lihat2 farm. Kemudian Shinya sensei tanya apakah kita bisa sampling juga. Ternyata pihak keswan mengijinkan asal kami buat surat ke dinas, propinsi dan kabupaten. Semua surat2 itu sudah saya siapkan. Sample yang kami ambil adalah babi dan ayam sehat (bukan sampel outbreak). Yang saya sesalkan disini adalah, menurut saya, Shinya sensei sebenarnya ingin ketemu Pak Hatta tapi dengan menggunakan 'surveillance' sebagai alasan. Dengan mengajak saya, beliau bisa menggunakan budget dari Kobe Univ, karena setau saya kerjasama dengan Pak Hatta adalah urusan pribadi Shinya sensei (apakah itu benar atau tidak, saya tidak tahu).
    Yang jelas, tiba2 Shinya sensei mengajak saya padahal rencana kunjungannya ke pak Hatta sudah ada sejak lama.
    Karena saya merasa ga enak dengan Pak Nidom dan dinas, saya wanti2 berkali-kali bilang sama Shinya sensei, tolong kabari Pak Nidom tentang rencana ini. Sampai saat berangkat pun saya sudah yakinkan lagi. Dia selalu bilang iya, pasti saya bilang.
    Saya juga bilang, sampel ini tidak bisa kita bawa pulang, harus kita serahkan ke Unair (karena begitu yang saya bilang ke dinas). Bahkan saya juga sempat bilang, biar kita antar swabnya saja, dan nanti Vivin atau Mas Ucup yang ambil sampelnya ke Sulawesi kalo sudah terkumpul. Tapi saat itu Shinya sensei bilang, mereka sibuk dan mungkin ga sempat, jadi kita saja yang bawa dan serahkan ke Yamaoka sensei saat transit di Bali.
    Begitulah, akhirnya sampel tsb kami serahkan ke Yamaoka sensei di Bali (sampel dalam PBS+antibiotik). Sementara sampel dalam Trizol dibawa ke Jepang karena menurut Shinya sensei sampel Trizol sudah inaktif dan surat2 importnya sudah disiapkan oleh makino sensei, jadi tidak masalah. Selanjutnya sampel PBS dibawa Yamaoka ke surabaya.
    
    3. Shinya sensei dan Pak Hatta bertemu di airport hasanuddin. Waktu mereka bertemu saya tidak disertakan, saya menunggu di tempat lain. Jadi apa yang mereka bicarakan saya tidak tahu. Setelah itu, Pak Hatta bilang sama saya, kalau mau sampel outbreak, dia bisa hubungi drh Muflihanah di Maros. Saya bilang itu tidak mungkin, karena saya sudah tanya sebelumnya ke dirjen tentang sampel DIC. Dan tidak mungkin sampel itu diberikan pihak DIC tanpa ijin dirjen. Tapi Pak Hatta meyakinkan Shinya sensei kalau drh Muflihanah adalah muridnya dan pasti akan memberi tanpa ijin dirjen. Disitu saya sudah tidak suka, saya bilang pada Shinya sensei kalau hal itu melanggar hukum. Setelah itu, apakah Pak Hatta melobi drh Muflihanah atau tidak saya tidak tau, dan saya sudah ga mau ikut campur kalo dia melakukan itu.
    
    4. Sekembalinya dari Sulawesi akhir July, Shinya sensei berangkat lagi ke Surabaya 2 hari kemudian bersama Makino sensei. Tujuannya saat itu dia bilang untuk memeriksa presentasi teman2 lab AI. Saat dia akan berangkat, sekali lagi saya tanya, apakah kata Pak Nidom tentang sampel yang dibawa Yamaoka ke Surabaya. Di situ, Shinya sensei mengaku dia belum bilang Pak Nidom tapi akan bilang saat di Surabaya nanti. Saya kecewa sekali dan malu. Karena saya sudah menulis surat ke dinas dan provinsi bahwa sampel akan dibawa ke Unair. Saya sungguh tidak mau apabila Pak Nidom mendengar hal ini dari orang lain. Saya malu dengan Pak Nidom juga. Saya cuma bisa berharap Shinya sensei bisa menjelaskan dengan baik ke Pak Nidom saat kunjungannya ke Surabaya. Setelah dia kembali ke Jepang, saya tanya lagi, bagaimana pendapat Pak Nidom. Shinya sensei bilang dia sudah bicarakan tentang kunjungan ke Sulawesi, dan Pak Nidom juga tengah mengumpulkan sampel dari dinas. Mendengar itu saya lega, artinya tidak ada masalah.
    Apakah Shinya sensei membawa sampel ke Jepang saat kunjungannya ke Surabaya awal Agustus, saya tidak tahu.
    
    5. Tentang masalah Makino sensei saat tertangkap membawa sampel di Juanda, saat itu saya ada di Surabaya tengah liburan. Makino sensei kembali ke Jepang pada hari yang sama saya kembali ke Jepang. Saya tidak tahu sama sekali tentang kunjungan Makino sensei ke Surabaya, saya dengar pada malam sebelum saya pulang saat Motoko telp saya. Tapi saya tidak mencoba menghubungi Makino sensei, karena saya merasa tidak dilibatkan jadi tidak ikut campur.
    Saya tahu tentang masalah itu setelah kembali ke lab (Senin) dari Shinya sensei. Saya kaget karena saya pikir Makino sensei membawa sampel SUlawesi yang kami serahkan ke Yamaoka.
    
    6. Menurut Shinya sensei, petugas airport menahan sampel human RNA dari Pak Hatta. Versi Shinya sensei adalah Makino sensei 'dijebak' oleh seseorang. Karena, saat itu Makino sensei sudah lewat boarding, tiba2 dikejar oleh petugas, dan tasnya dibongkar di depan umum. Petugas mencari 'botol', tapi karena tidak ditemukan, bawaanya juga diperiksa dan ketemulah boks berisi tube tanpa surat2. Makino sensei menyebutkan kalau sampel tsb dari Unair, dan saat petugas menghubungi Unair, ternyata tidak benar adanya.
    Shinya sensei bilang pasti ada orang yang melapor ke karantina Surabaya, karena tindakan penggeledahan yang tiba2 tersebut. Pengakuan Shinya sensei adalah, dia cuma cerita tentang sample tersebut ke Yoshi sensei, Pak Nidom dan Yamaoka. Tampaknya bahkan pihak Kobe Univ pun (seperti Pak Hotta) tidak tahu menau tentang sampel ini. Jadi secara tidak langsung dia menganggap Pak Nidom yang melaporkan. Apakah itu benar atau tidak bagi saya tidak masalah. Saya cuma melihat disini telah terjadi tindakan ilegal (penyelundupan) yang dilakukan oleh pihak asing. Semua tindakan pihak Indonesia disini tidak ada yang salah secara hukum.
    
    7. Setelah kejadian ini, pak Hatta mendapat surat panggilan dari rektor Unair. Lalu surat itu Pak Hatta faks ke Shinya sensei. Karena ditulis dalam bahasa Indonesia, Shinya sensei suruh saya translate:
      
    Regarding to your fax, dated 7 September 2009 to the President of Airlangga University, about your materials for cytokine profiling in healthy people study:   

    1.    The material you handed to Dr Masaoki Yamaoka on August 5th 2009, and then kept in ITD, should have been reported previously to us (at least to the head of ITD). In particular, if the material preceded using ITD’s material and equipment.

    2.    The materials been brought by Ms. Makino without any supporting document from you, so that Ms Makino and materials could not depart to Japan. Because Ms Makino declared that the materials derived from Airlangga University, she was not arrested and allowed to embark. However the materials

    3.    We regret the statement of Ms Makino mentioned that the materials came from Airlangga University, and described as zoonotic material. In fact, written statement from Dr Shinya and you mentioned that they were human samples.

    4.    Regarding to the points above, we require you to come to Surabaya as soon as possible to solve this problem. This is a serious illegal practice related to MTA

    Dari surat di atas, saya mengerti kalau telah terjadi usaha penipuan. Material ditulis berupa bahan zoonosis, padahal kenyataanya adalah human RNA.
    
    8. Beberapa hari yang lalu, tiba2 saya disuruh menandatangani surat perjanjian oleh Shinya sensei. Menurut beliau, surat itu ditandatangani oleh semua pihak yang terlibat di proyek Kobe. Isinya tentang perjanjian konfidensial antara saya sebagai researcher dan Shinya sensei sebagai bos saya. Tanda tangan hanya antara saya dan Shinya sensei. Saat itu saya ragu, tapi Shinya sensei bilang ini dari kantor untuk semua pihak bukan saya saja. Jadi sudahlah saya tanda tangani.
    Besoknya saya tanya ke Nakagawa-san apakah dia juga pernah tanda tangan surat serupa? Dia bilang tidak pernah. Saya jadi khawatir, karena disitu disebutkan saya harus patuh sama Shinya sensei, dan semua pekerjaan penelitian saya adalah untuk Shinya sensei. Setelah saya baca lagi, tidak ada sama sekali menyebutkan proyek Indonesia dalam surat tersebut. Pokoknya untuk segala macam hubungan antara saya dan Shinya sensei. Juga mengapa surat itu timbul sekarang, padahal saya sudah di proyek sejak Maret 2008? Lalu mengapa orang lain tidak pernah menandatangani surat serupa? Juga mengapa surat itu hanya ditandatangani oleh saya dan Shinya sensei? Kenapa bukan rektor/dekan dari Kobe atau Pak Hotta atau Pak Hayashi? Saat ini saya belum tau, apakah saya curiga berlebihan atau tidak. Saya akan mencoba tanya ke Didik apakah dia pernah tanda tangan surat serupa.
    
    9. Secara pribadi, saya sangat ingin kerjasama ini berjalan baik. Saya rasa semuanya ini adalah karena kurang komunikasi antara kita. Saya ingin semuanya kembali normal seperti sebelumnya. Sebenarnya Shinya sensei sejak awal sangat kuat keinginannya untuk mengembangkan lab Surabaya, tapi Pak Nidom juga paham banyak masalah yang terjadi di sana sini. Kalau hhubungan ini masih bisa diperbaiki saya sangat senang. Waktu saya dan Shinya sensei mengunjungi Pinrang, kami menitipkan juga transport medium. Tapi setelah masalah ini, entah bagaimana itu bisa dilanjutkan. Keinginan saya kalau bisa sampel tersebut diproses di Unair, tapi tampaknya sudah sangat sulit.
    
    Semua yang saya ungkapkan disini saya harap dapat memberi feedback yang positif dan tidak membawa dampak buruk bagi semua orang. Keterbukaan bagi saya penting dalam satu tim. Saya kira Pak Nidom juga berpendapat sama.
    Saya baik2 saja sejauh ini, terima kasih Pak untuk perhatiannya. Saya berharap Pak Nidom bisa tetap sabar, dan berjuang. Memang sulit sekali menghadapi masalah ini, saya sangat mengerti.
    Terima kasih banyak Pak untuk emailnya. Jangan segan2 untuk berkirim kabar, saya akan bantu sebisanya.
    GBU.        
    Salam,
         
    From: C. A. Nidom <nidomca@sby.centrin.net.id>
    To: ****
    Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 10:04:26 AM
    Subject: Re: Apa kabar?

    Dear Mbak

    Saya bersyukur dengan keadaan Mbak saat ini, semoga demikian seterusnya.

    Dengan apa yang terjadi akhir-akhir ini, saya khawatir berpengaruh terhadap
    Mbak Ida baik langsung maupun tidak langsung>
    Kalau Mbak tidak keberatan, saya menyampaikan beberapa informasi tentang
    interaksi antara Lab Ai di Unair dengan Shinya sensei dkk.Tentunya ini dari
    versi saya:

    (1) Awal September 2009, Makino sensei terkena razia oleh Tim Bandara, dan
    ternyata telah membawa spesimen 2 box tanpa adanya dokumen yang
    mendukungnya. Saya baru tahu, pada sore harinya setelah dia sdh terbang ke
    Jpn.Akhirnya barang disita oleh Karantina Pertanian.Menurut aturan,
    seharusnya Makino ditahan di Surabaya, karena kena pasal membawa
    barang tanpa ada dokumen resmi.Dia beruntung!!Saya belum tahu apakah dia
    kena
    daftar cekal atau bebas.Saat itu Makino sensei mengatakan bahwa barang2
    tersebut
    berasal dari Unair dan dia mengatakan bhw spesimen tersebut merupakan
    material zoonosis.Saya tlh dikontak oleh pimp Karantina Surabya,dan juga
    Karantina telah membuat surat resmi ke Rektor Unair untuk menanyakan info
    tersebut.Saya katakan kepada Karantina dan Rektor, bahwa saya tidak tahu apa
    yang dibawa oleh Makino, karena saya tidak bertemu dg Makino selama dia di
    Surabaya.
    Dampak yang kami peroleh dari peristiwa ini, mereka mengarahkan pandangannya
    kepada Tim AI, karena Makino, Yamaoka, Shinya dan saya adalah Tim AI,
    sementara saya tidak tahu persis apa yang dilakukan oleh Makino dan Yamaoka
    sensei, saat itu.
    Akibat dari kejadian ini saya mendengar, Pimpinan Unair dan TDC tidak
    mengizinkan Ro Ozawa sensei tatkala mau membawa DNA Salmonella spp.Sangat
    buruk akibatnya.

    (2) Sebetulnya hal ini tidak akan terjadi jika Yamaoka dan Shinya sensei
    lebih terbuka dan terus terang dengan saya tentang aktivitasnya dan Makino
    selama ini.Meskipun tidak pernah diberi tahu, tapi saya tahu bahwa Shinya
    mengunjungi Makasar dan mengontak beberapa
    orang Dinas Peternak di Sulawesi Selatan.sebelum mengunjungi
    Surabaya.Meskipun itu urusan masing-masing,tp jika saling percaya apa
    sih salahnya kl kontak saya, ya hanya untuk sekedar say hello, mengapa saya
    harus tahu dari
    orang lain, aktivitas dia di Makasar?Demikian juga saya tunggu basa basi
    dari Yamaoka, juga tidak
    muncul.
    Yang agak mengagetkan, tahu-tahu saya dapat info dari orang2TDC bhw Yamaoka
    minta
    dibuatkan surat pengantar yang ditujukan kepada Kepala Dinas
    Sulawesi Selatan untuk melakukan surveilans (tanpa melibatkan Tim AI dan
    saya). Buat saya ini betul-betul sangat aneh. Pertama Yamaoka tidak pernah
    menyampaikan ide ini kepada saya baik langsung maupun tidak langsung, juga
    sebetulnya saya sdh membuat surat pada Mei 2009 dan sdh diijinkan untuk
    melakukan Surveilans. Dispet sdh mengijinkan dg Surat tgl 29 Mei 2009.Kenapa
    Surat ini saya buat karena saya telah melakukan koordinasi dengan para
    Koordinator LDCC di seluruh Sulsel dan juga bersama BPPV Maros. Kami ingin
    mengembangkan Passive surveilans yaitu jika tim LDCC menjumpai sampel
    positive dengan rapid test, maka spesimennya juga dikirim ke Unair. Saya
    telah menaruh Virocult di Makassar untuk mengantisipasi jk ada ayam positif
    dg Rapid Test. Sementara koleksi sampel dari babi saya telah kerjasama
    dengan lab Karantina Sulsel. Mekanisme ini sudah berjalan dengan baik,
    artinya pengiriman sampel dari Makassar LDCC sudah terjadi berlangsung
    dengan baik.Dan saya yakin, bhw Yamaoka sdh tahu, karena saya telah
    sampaikan rencana saya tersebut.Situasi seperti ini sdh berlangsung dengan
    baik, tahu2 Shinya
    mengunjungi Makasar tanpa say hello apapun dengan saya dan cilakanya Yamaoka
    minta surat
    tanpa juga menghiraukan keberadan saya dan usaha2 yang telah saya lakukan.
    Saya dengar suart tsb tdk jadi dikirim karena tdk ditandatangani oleh
    Dr.Nasron.
    Catatan, bahwa ide pasive surveilans ini sudah diketahui oleh Shinya dan
    Yoshi sensei, tatkala mereka berkunjung ke Surabaya Maret yl. Mereka sangat
    setuju karena untuk efisiensi, mengingat luasnya Indonesia dan kesulitan
    pemantauan area2 endemis di Indonesia.

    (3) Saya masih mencoba bertanya mau kemana sebetulnya arah kolaborasi antara
    Unair dengan Kobe ini, khusus aktivitas kel.AI. Maka saya telah kirim sms ke
    Yamaoka untuk menanyakan
    apakah Makino waktu pulang ke Kobe lagi, akan membawa spesimen,khususnya
    yang berasal dari
    Sulsel (dr Unhas maupun lainnya). Pertanyaan saya tidak dijawab, tapi
    dilempar agar saya menanyakan kepada Shinya sensei.Kecurigaan saya semakin
    tebal bahwa ada indikasi mereka menyembunyikan seseuatu dari saya atau kami
    (unair). Apa salahnya jika Yamaoka atau Shinya berterus terang apa yang akan
    dilaksanakan.Buat saya ini masalah yang serius, karena menunjukkan adanya
    saling tidak
    percaya.
    Mgkn Shinya "merasa" sudah memberitahu saya sesuai dengan asumsi dia.
    Memang sekitar bulan April 09 yl,Sinya bercerita bahwa mungkin dia akan
    mendapat
    pasokan sampel dari sumber lain. Saat itu, saya katakan bahwa prinsipnya
    saya setuju asal dalam kerangka kerjasama antara Unair dan Kobe.Demikian
    juga pernah saya sarankan agar kerjasama dengan Dr. Hatta, sebaiknya ditarik
    dalam kerangka kerjasama ini. Jika tidak, pandangan saya, ini sangat tidak
    etis,
    jika sdh menjalin kerjasama dengan satu instansi, pada saat yang sama
    melakukan kjsm dengan pihak lain di negara yang sama, tanpa memberitahu
    patnernya atau menarik dalam kerangka
    kjsama yang sudah ada.
    Tatkala, Rektor kontak dengan Rektor Unhas untuk menanyakan status barang
    yang dibawa Makino.Sangat aneh, bahwa jawaban Rektor maupun surat pernyataan
    Dr. Hatta sangat berbeda dengan yang dijelaskan oleh Sinya kepada saya dan
    surat ke Rektor via Ketua TDC.Maupun penjelasan Yamaoka kepada Pimpinan
    Unair.Ini Sangat-sangat aneh!!

    (4) Tatkala Shinya sensei dan Makino berkunjung ke Surabaya (yang hanya 1
    hari), telah saya uraikan rencana kerjasama kami dengan semua BPPV di
    Indonesia, guna mendapatkan sampel2 avian influenza. Terus terang saja,
    kejadian Makino telah membawa dampak kecurigaan kepada kami, karena pikiran
    mereka bhw jangan2 saya sebagai agen orang2 Jpg dan selanjutnya barang2 tsb
    diselundupkan ke luar Indonesia. Sangat jelek impaknya. Kadang-kadang saya
    sangat menyesal, kenapa Shinya tidak menuruti saran saya agar kedatangan
    Makino ditunda saja sampai lab kami selesai dibenahi atau saya berada di
    Surabaya.
    Saat ini negosiasi saya dengan lembaga-lembaga pemerintah berada di titik
    paling bawah, karena tindakan yang ceroboh tersebut.Dengan ngototnya Makino
    untuk membawa spesimen tsb, khususnya yang dari Sulsel, maka dugaan saya
    bahwa kedatangan Shinya dan Makino ke Surabaya yang hanya 1 hari
    tsb,sebetulnya hanya untuk menunggu kiriman barang dr Dr.Hatta,selanjutnya
    untuk dibawa ke Kobe,
    karena pagi hari Shinya balik ke Kobe, sore harinya barang dari Dr. Hatta
    tiba di
    Surabaya. Kl dugaan ini benar, betul2 sangat-sangat mengecewakan apa yang
    dibuat
    dan dilakukan oleh orang2 ini, Yamaoka, Shinya maupun Makino ini.

    (5) Dalam salah satu emailnya Shinya, bahwa dia tidak akan berkomunikasi
    dengan
    saya lagi dan semua dikembalikan kepada Yoshi sensei. Itu haknya dia sebagai
    orang yang merasa benar dalam tindakannya. Saya menghargai sikap
    tersebut.Karena buat saya prinsip kerjasama adalah berkedudukan sejajar,
    tanpa ada yang merasa lebih unggul satu sama lain. Karena Jepang berbudaya
    mirip dengan kita, maka "perselingkuhan" tatkala kita sdh mempunyai
    kerjasama dengan suatu institusi, apapun alasannya, tentunya tidak etis,
    apalagi salah
    satu partnernya tidak diberikan ruang untuk mendapat informasi lebih
    leluasa.
    Kesimpulan saya: Saya harus belajar sabar dalam melakukan interaksi dengan
    pihak lain. Kalau budaya Madura, Shinya, Yamaoka dan Makino telah membuat
    saya "Ketelak Tolang" (terlihat tulang).Membuat saya sangat malu kepada
    semua stakeholder, lembaga pemerintah, khususnya deptan. Mereka hampir semua
    tahu bhw saya (Unair) mempunyai hubungan yang baik dengan Kobe.Dengan
    langkah yang seperti ini, maka tanda tanya besar di benak mereka ada apa
    dengan hubungan kami. Juga di lingkungan Unair. Semua mata tertuju ke Tim
    AI, meskipun kami belum tahu persis material apa yang dibawa, meskipun
    Shinya
    bilang bhw isinya Human Leucosit RNA.Itu yg satu box, sedang box yang lain?
    Kembali ke budaya Madura,hidup itu daripada diberi malu lebih baik mati
    dalam tahanan. Oleh karena itu saya harus belajar dengan keras mengelola
    kesabaran ini..

    Saya merasa suasana ini bisa melebar kemana-mana, khususnya kepada Mbak Ida
    yang akan dikut-ikutkan dengan kejadian ini. Saya sangat bersyukur bahwa
    tidak berpengaruh kepada Mbak Ida. Jika ada pengaruh kepada Mbak Idak, dari
    lubuk yang paling dalam, saya mohon maaf atas ketidaknyamanan situasi ini.
    Ini semua kesalahan saya yang mungkin kurang dalam mempelajari budaya mereka
    termasuk bahasa lisan dan bahasa pikiran mereka.Semoga Tuhan senantiasa
    membimbing kita dalam beramal kebajikan.

    Sekali lagi mohon maaf.Sukses selalu buat Mbak Ida. Terima kasih, mau mebaca
    email ini.

    GBU.
    Salam,
    Nidom

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: 
    To: <nidomca@sby.centrin.net.id>
    Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 12:50 PM
    Subject: Re: Apa kabar?

    > Dear Pak Nidom,
    >
    > Sebelumnya saya mengucapkan selamat menjalani ibadah puasa utk Pak Nidom
    > dan keluarga. Semoga ibadahnya diterima YME.
    > Iya sudah lama ga ketemu Pak Nidom dan teman2, belum ada kesempatan ke
    > Unair lagi Pak.
    > Kabar di sini baik2 saja, kami sedang sibuk pindahan karena ruangan mau
    > direnovasi, dan di tempat baru sementara ini internetnya belum dipasang.
    > Jadi susah juga internetan selama di lab.
    > Mudah2an kegiatan berjalan baik di lab ya Pak, salam untuk teman2.
    >
    > Salam,
    >
    > Sent from my iPhone
    >
    > On 2009/09/16, at 9:42, nidomca@sby.centrin.net.id wrote:
    >
    > Dear Mbak
    > Apa kabar?Sdh lama sy tdk berjumpa dan mendengar kabar Mbak.
    >
    > Semoga Tuhan selalu beserta Mbak dalam melaksanakan setiap aktivitas
    > sehari-hari.
    >    > GBU,
    > Nidom 
    > Powered by Telkomsel BlackBerry®   

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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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