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In an English language Danish documentary, “Cold Case Hammarskjöld“, a former apartheid regime covert operative, Alexander Jones, admitted to having been part of a military unit, the South African Institute for Maritime Research, which spread HIV among Black people in South Africa and other southern African countries, including Mozambique, by injecting people with that disease at clinics, while pretending that the injections were to prevent HIV infection.

This is a clip from the documentary in which he admits that his group was trying to “eradicate” Black people by spreading HIV.

These “Guardian” and “New York Times” articles, “Ex-mercenary claims South African group tried to spread AIDS” and, “Quest to Solve Assassination Mystery Revives an AIDS Conspiracy Theory“, are also about Jones and the documentary, and reported that the covert efforts to spread HIV in Africa took place in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

If you look up which countries have the world’s highest rates of HIV infection, you will notice that South Africa and Mozambique have more HIV positive people than any other country on the planet, and that South Africa has far more HIV postive people than even Mozambique (7.7 million, compared to Mozambique’s 2.2 million), so it certainly makes you wonder how much all those years of SAIMR covertly spreading HIV in  those 2 countries have to do with those statistics. 

You will also notice, if you look into the countries with the world’s highest percentages of HIV positive people, that all of the 8 nations where over 10% of the population is infected with HIV are in southern Africa (Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, and Zambia).

SAIMR was an innocuous sounding cover name for a military unit which was also involved in coups to overthrow African governments, and the 1961 assassination of the 2nd UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld, a Swedish idealist who wanted to bring self determination to all of the countries of Africa, and of the rest of the world. After a bomb on Hammarskjöld’s plane failed to go off, it was shot down by a jet fighter piloted by a Belgian mercenary who was working with SAIMR.

The mercenary was a World War 2 RAF veteran, who admitted to having shot the plane down

The late head of SAIMR, Keith Maxwell, also admitted that his group had been involved in the downing of the plane.

Despite the fact that SAIMR was part of the South African military, the former head of apartheid military intelligence, General Tienie Groenewald, who is interviewed for the documentary, says that Keith Maxwell worked for MI6.

In his interview for the film, Alexander Jones also says that SAIMR was a British run outfit, and that they worked with the CIA to assassinate Dag Hammarskjöld.  

SAIMR was almost certainly closely linked to project COAST, which was the apartheid regime’s chemical and biological warfare programme. Its goals included finding a way to covertly sterilise Black people with an infertility toxin, and developing a race specific germ warfare weapon which would only kill Black people.

Project COAST’s chief scientist, Wouter Basson, mentioned his links to the UK and US germ warfare programmes during a Canadian TV (CBC) interview for this documentary.

Here are the trailers for ‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’
Piraya Film

The Man Responsible for injecting men and woman in South Africa/Pan African Network

Project Coast: Apartheid South Africa’s Secret Bioweapon’s and Depopulation Program/seekingjustthefacts

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