Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jakob Segal Thrown Under a Bus by the KGB!

In memoriam

Comrade Jake,

Here you’ll lie

A KGB fake

This is the grave of Dr. Jakob Segal (1911-1995), a biologist who taught at Humbolt University in the former East Germany. Dr. Segal spread the canard that crafty U.S. government scientists cooked up the HIV virus in a secret Pentagon laboratory. Dr. Segal was accused of being a Soviet disinformation agent by the KGB defector Vasili Mitrokhin and two former members of the Stasi, East Germany's state security. In 1992, the KGB threw Jake under a bus.
[KGB chief Yevgeni Primakov] mentioned the well known articles printed a few years ago in our central newspapers about AIDS supposedly originating from secret Pentagon laboratories. According to Yevgeni Primakov, the articles exposing US scientists' 'crafty' plots were fabricated in KGB offices.
Oops!
The KGB's code name for their active measures campaign was Operation Infektion. The CIA believes that the KGB campaign actually was started by KGB officers stationed in the U.S. Read the CIA's unclassified report, "Operation INFEKTION: Soviet Bloc Intelligence and Its AIDS Disinformation Campaign."
The Soviet Academy of sciences publically distanced themselves from the AIDS canard in 1987. According to The New York Times (11-7-87):
Soviet scientists have disavowed charges in the Soviet-sponsored press that the AIDS virus was artificially cultivated at a secret American military base.
The scientists, Roald Sagdeyev [more here] and Vitali Goldansky, publicly distanced the Soviet Academy of Sciences from the accusations about American responsibility for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. They said they had protested the appearance of Soviet articles that repeated those contentions.
The disavowal was contained in Izvestia, the Soviet government newspaper...

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