Subject:      National Security Advisors on AIDS
From:         Tom Keske (
Date:         1998/04/06
Newsgroups:   gay-net.aids


I spent last week digging information on two controversial
figures, Craig Hulet and Brent Scowcroft, both with a history
in National Security affairs, and both sought for their
opinions during the Gulf War.

Scowcroft has a long history in National Security affairs, in
a number of positions.  He was an Assistant to the President
for National Security Affairs 1977-80, and was National
Security advisor to George Bush.

He is described as "well-respected by both Democrats and
Republicans".   He is a retired General.  He is a Mormon. He
worked closely with Henry Kissinger.

To give you an idea what "well-respected" is worth, he was the
man appointed by President Reagan to "investigate" the
Iran-Contra affair.  As with George Bush and Eli Lilly, he has
some interesting corporate ties.  He was elected to the board
of  QUALCOMM in 1995.  QUALCOMM was also the company recently
accused of spying in Russia.

As I wondered, what was the big interest in pharmaceuticals
for former CIA director Bush, I wonder what is the big
interest in digital wireless communications, for a retired

Scowcroft is also the man who first used the term "New World
Order" during the Gulf War, which was adopted by George Bush
as a theme.  Scowcroft was heavily involved as an advisor
during the war.

Craig Hulet is also described as a former advisor to the
National Security Council and to several multi-national
corporations.  He is described was someone formerly tied to
the Far Right, who has "crossed over", now warning about "New
World Order" and people like Scowcroft, to anyone who will

Even Hulet's enemies, like progressive analyst Chip Berlet,
acknowledge that Hulet was one of the most sought-after radio
hosts during the Gulf War, because of his knowledge in the

I spent a great deal of time trying to confirm that Hulet's
billing as a National Security Council advisor was accurate,
because I was stunned by his blunt statements about AIDS and
about the men with whom he had formerly worked.

Concerning AIDS, he said "I really hate that subject", but
said that he thought it was a "biological warfare virus
created by the US Military".  He thought that it was being
used to exterminate undesirable segments of the population.

He was deeply critical of George Bush and his connections with
Eli Lilly.  He expressed his suspicions concerning Bush,
Kissinger, and Scowcroft as major players in the
implementation of the epidemic.

I do not yet know what to make of Craig Hulet.  He is
certainly not without critics like Chip Berlet, who dismisses
him as a "right-wing conspiracist".  Berlet tends to lump
Hulet in a category with militia conspiracists, which seems a
bit dishonest in the light of Hulet's pointed criticisms of
militia movements.

While I respect the work of Berlet, I must say that Hulet's
credentials seem somewhat more relevant to the issue.

Hulet reminds me a bit of William Cooper, a supposed former
CIA operative who claims to have seen documents confirming the
man-made creation of AIDS.

Anyone involved in this issue could have hidden agendas, could
be merely self-promoting.  On the other hand, men like Hulet
will pay a great price for talking this way, as they surely
realize, and are highly likely to have propaganda smear
campaigns against them.

Perhaps Hulet is merely a screwball.  However, if his billing
as a former National Security advisor is correct, then it
would have to be conceded at least that we had screwballs
advising our National Security interests, which in itself
would cast doubt on the trustworthiness of our national

On the other hand, maybe Hulet is a brave man with a rare
conscience, speaking from with a depth of experience and a
first hand view of corruption in high places.  Unlike Berlet,
I am not content merely to blow off someone of Hulet's
apparent credentials.

Tom Keske
Boston, Mass