As I read this article which is mostly politics I came to the main sentence:
"He could be swilling Diet Coke with the secure knowledge that if not for his turnaround of pharmaceutical giant G. D. Searle & Co. and successful touting of the sweetener aspartame, the beverage would not be possible."
I couldn't help but think if Don Rumsfeld had never been born how many millions of people the world over would not suffer headaches and dizziness. Thousands blind from the free methyl alcohol in aspartame would have sight, and there would be much fewer cases of optic neuritis and macular degeneration. Millions suffering seizures would live normal lives, and wouldn't be taking anti-seizure medication that won't work because aspartame interacts with drugs and vaccines. Think of the runner, Flo Jo, who drank Diet Coke and died of a grand mal seizure. She no doubt would still be alive. Brain fog and memory loss, skyrocketing symptoms of aspartame disease, would not be epidemic.
Millions suffer insomnia because of the depletion of serotonin. Think of Heath Ledger. He took that horrible drug, Ambien CR for sleep which makes your optic nerve and face swell and gives you horrible headaches. Plus he drank Diet Coke and took other drugs and died of polypharmacy. Since aspartame has been proven to be a multipotential carcinogen would Farrah Fawcett still be alive? Consider the constant plague of fallen athletes. Aspartame triggers an irregular heart rhythm and interacts with all cardiac medication. It damages the cardiac conduction system and causes sudden death. Doctors H. J. Roberts and Russell Blaylock wrote these alerts: http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm and http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_and_arrhythmias.htm Thousands of athletes have fallen.
Epidemiological studies should be done on MS and lupus because of their link to aspartame use. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from aspartame induced multiple sclerosis and lupus, and if not warned in time could lose their life as many have. Hospice nurses have reported Alzheimers disease in 30 year olds as it skyrockets from Rumsfeld's plague. Think of Michael Jackson, a former Diet Pepsi spokesman. He developed lupus and then came the drugs. It causes serious joint pain. He died of sudden cardiac death which aspartame causes.
As the phenylalanine in aspartame depletes serotonin it triggers all kinds of psychiatric and behavioral problems. The mental hospitals are full of patients who are nothing but aspartame victims. If Don Rumsfeld had never been born the revoked petition for approval of aspartame would have been signed by FDA Commissioner Jere Goyan and the mental hospitals would house probably 50% less victims. Jere Goyan would never have been fired at 3:00 AM by the Reagan Transition Team, which Rumsfeld was on, and Reagan would never have appointed Arthur Hull Hayes to over-rule the Board of Inquiry. Instead FDA Commissioner Jere Goyan would have signed the revoked petition into law. http://www.mpwhi.com/fda_petition1.doc FDA today would still be Big Pharma's adversary instead of giving them their loyalty.
If aspartame had not been approved ALS, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases would not be knocking off the public in record numbers. Michael Fox, a Diet Pepsi spokesman would never have gotten Parkinson's at the age of 30. He would probably still be in the movies, young and healthy. Aspartame interacts with L-dopa and other Parkinson drugs. Parcopa has aspartame in it and the pharmaceutical company refuses to remove it.
One has to take a deep breath when you think how heartless it is that there is not even a warning for pregnant women. Aspartame triggers every kind of birth defect from autism and Tourettes to cleft palate. It's an abortifacient. As an example out of 9 pregnancies one woman lost 8 and the one who survived is schizophrenic. Multiply that all over the world due to Rumsfeld's plague. ADD and ADHD would be rare instead of rampant.
It's normal for young girls to look forward to marriage and children. Yet many sip on diet soda or use aspartame products not realizing that aspartame is an endocrine disrupting agent, stimulates prolactin, changes the menses and causes infertility. Many go through life never knowing why they couldn't have children. Aspartame even destroys marriages because it causes male sexual dysfunction and ruins female response.
Aspartame causes every type of blood disorder from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura to leukemia. Because aspartame can precipitate diabetes the disease is epidemic but to make matters worse it can simulate and aggravate diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, causes diabetics to go into convulsions and interacts with insulin. Diabetics are losing limbs from the free methyl alcohol which professional organizations like the American Diabetes Assn pushes and defends this poison because they take money from the manufacturers. How many millions would not have diabetes if Rumsfeld had never been born? Aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Spoonful/E951/Canderel/Benevia,etc.) and MSG, another one of Ajinomoto's horrors, are responsible for the epidemic of obesity the world over. Aspartame makes you crave carbohydrates and causes great toxicity to the liver. http://www.mpwhi.com/aspartame_makes_you_fatter.htm
The FDA Report lists 92 symptoms from unconsciousness and coma to shortness of breath and shock. Medical texts list even more: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, http://www.sunsentpress.com by H. J. Roberts, M.D., and Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., http://www.russellblaylockmd.com There is simply no end to the horrors triggered by this literal addictive, excitoneurotoxic, genetically engineered carcinogenic drug. This chemical poison is so deadly that Dr. Bill Deagle once said it was worse than depleted uranium because of its ubiquitous nature in food.
The formaldehyde converted from the free methyl alcohol embalms living tissue and damages DNA according to the Trocho Study done in Barcelona in 1998. Even with this devastating study showing how serious a chemical poison is aspartame the FDA has turned a blind eye and deaf ear. With Monsanto attorney Michael Taylor now appointed as deputy to the FDA by Obama, its nothing more than Monsanto's Washington Branch Office. Even before the Ramazzini Studies showing aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen the FDA knew it. Their own FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross even admitted it violated the Delaney Amendment because of the brain tumors and brain cancer, and therefore no allowable daily intake ever should have been able to be established. It caused all types of tumors from mammary, uterine, ovarian, pancreatic and thyroid to testicular and pituitary. Dr. Alemany who did the Trocho Study told me in Barcelona aspartame could kill 200 million. When you damage DNA you can destroy humanity.
Dr. James Bowen told the FDA over 20 years ago that aspartame is mass poisoning of the American public and more than 70+ countries of the world. No wonder its called Rumsfeld's Plague.
Rumsfeld gets millions even from the terrible vaccine. These vaccines destroy the immune system and poison people with the flu and disease they are suppose to prevent. Further they interact with aspartame. Big Pharma knows all about aspartame and they add it to drugs including the very ones used to treat the problems caused by aspartame. Big Pharma has made American a fascist government. People are so sick from aspartame they can keep selling these dangerous pharmaceuticals at outrageous prices.
Dr. H. J. Roberts said in one of his books that you have to consider aspartame with children killing children. You're talking about a drug that changes brain chemistry. Today children are medicated instead of educated.
This is what Don Rumsfeld has heaped on consumers, disability and death. Torture is synonymous with the name Don Rumsfeld. There are those who have even gone to prison because of aspartame such as a man who had an aspartame blackout, drove six blocks asleep, killed 3 people and spent 5 years in prison. Think of the death of Charles Fleming who used about 10 diet drinks a day. Then he used creatine on top of this which interacts, considered the actual cause of death. Yet his wife, Diane Fleming remains in a prison in Virginia convicted of his death, the very one who tried to get her husband to stop using these dangerous products with aspartame.
The list never ends. At least six American pilots who were heavy users of aspartame have died, one in flight drinking a Diet Coke. When American was written about removing the aspartame they said, "leave the flying to us". Pilots too are sick and dying on aspartame, and when you fly your life is in the hands of the pilot. I remember the call of a Delta pilot's wife. She cried her heart out that her husband was so young and died of esophageal cancer from Diet Coke, and Delta management refused her request to alert other pilots.
Think of all the troops drinking diet pop in the Persian Gulf where temperatures can rise to 120 degrees. Diet pop sat on pallets for as long as 9 weeks at a time and they drank them all day. Aspartame breaks down at 86 degrees. Aspartame also interacts with vaccines. Remember that it damages the mitochondria or life of the cell. The whole molecule breaks down to DKP, a brain tumor agent.
Read it all in this book: "Rumsfeld, His Rise, Fall and Catastrophic Legacy", by Andrew Cockburn. Rumsfeld appropriately lives in a place called Mount Misery:
23946 Mount Misery Road
St. Michaels, Maryland 21663-2522
In the movie Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, James Turner, Atty, explains how Rumsfeld got this chemical poison marketed for human consumption. Here is the clip: http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html
How the CDC Investigation was covered up - The Rumsfeld-Pepsi-Nixon Connection: http://www.sweetremedy.tv/pages/rumsfeld2.html
For over a quarter of a century there has been mass poisoning of the public in over 100 countries of the world by aspartame because Donald Rumsfeld, as he put it, "called in his markers". The aspartame industry has paid front groups and professional organizations to defend them and push it on the very people it can cause the most harm. A suit was filed against the American Diabetes Assn in 2004 for racketeering but they got out of it.
The hands of physicians are tied. Most are clueless that if the patient is using aspartame the drugs used to treat the aspartame problem will probably interact, and may even contain aspartame. This is the world Donald Rumsfeld is responsible for!
Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum.
Founder, Mission Possible World Health International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Aspartame Toxicity Center: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame