THE 1978 MOVIE COMA COMES TO REALITY? ORGAN HARVESTING NETWORK BUSTED ...
There was grizzly news this past week concerning those human trafficking networks we've all heard of; according to the following article shared by S.D. and T.M., Pakistani police busted an organ harvesting ring after a missing teenaged boy was traced to an organ harvesting ring:
While the article is fairly short, this story contains all sorts of disturbing implications. Consider the following (and I am citing the entire article with the exception of the last sentence):
Police in Pakistan said Friday they busted an organ trafficking ring when a missing 14-year-old boy was found in an underground lab after having his kidney removed.
The ring was responsible for luring young, vulnerable victims with promises of lucrative jobs and large payouts before removing their organs — mainly kidneys — to sell for up to 900,000 rupees ($4,000).
“It was only after we followed the evidence and leads that we discovered that there was an organ trafficking operation behind the boy’s disappearance,” Rehan Anjum, a spokesman for Punjab police, told AFP on Friday.
Six people were arrested.
“The boy told us that when he woke up there was an Arab man on the stretcher next to him, so we think that most of the clients were foreigners,” Anjum said.
The gang’s victims were taken to a medical testing lab used for clandestine organ transplant surgeries in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital Islamabad.
Facilities for such clandestine surgeries in Pakistan often lack proper medical equipment and standards, and patients are known to die from complications as result.
“I’m just grateful that the police found him alive, otherwise they had left him for dead,” the boy’s father told AFP in Lahore, from where the boy went missing.
Police said the doctors and surgeons involved in the operation had not been tracked down.
Notice the implications of what is being said here: (1) children are being lured into selling their organs with promises of lucrative employment, and doutbless not being fully informed of the medical consequences to their own lives for doing so. In this respect, the practice resembles the sex-surgery craze being advocated in the West and in the USSA to allow adolescents to decide to undergo sex-change operations. One has to wonder if these surgeries are being advocated because of some hidden organ harvesting operation designed to harvest human reproductive organs. (2) the operation is sophisticated to the extent that hidden surgical facilities have been created and maintained, and medical personnel recruited for the purpose. This implies a high degree of organization and financing. My suspicion is that such a network is not restricted to Pakistan, but is in fact a global phenomenon, a world-wide underground network of clinics and surgical operation theaters.
Over the years a variety of other practices have been attributed to these networks: harvesting of "adrenochrome", transfusions of blood from younger people to older, and so on. Organ harvesting is a major "industry" in Communist China.
What the Pakistan story discloses is the reminder that such networks exist.
The real question is, to what degree of international extent and organization?
Years ago, in 1978, the movie Coma appeared, with actress Genevieve Bujold as the lead role and Michael Douglas as supporting actor. The premise of the movie was exceedingly simple - and downright macabre: a modern hospital's chief of surgery had surreptitiously rigged a particular operating theater in his hospital for the purpose of introducing comas into surgery patients. These victims were then transferred to a remote warehouse facility where they were maintained biologically alive until certain of their organs could be harvested for (expensive) transplant in other patients willing to pay a pretty sum for the privilege. While not explicitly mention in the movie, but strongly implied, was the idea that the rest of the body parts were also harvested and sold elsewhere. Richard Widmark played the chief of surgery coordinating this grizzly activity. It was literally a mail-order transplant business, with the harvested transplant organs literally shipped world-wide.
What the movie underscored was the degree of organization and financial backing that could pull off such a stunt, and how a very few carefully placed people could orchestrate it.
While the Pakistani ring was concerned only with kidneys, the resemblance between the real story and the 1978 movie is all too palpable, and I strongly suspect that somewhere someone has realized that they need not confine themselves to kidneys, and that there is a wider "business model" that could be much more lucrative.
I suspect that here time will tell. But don't be surprised if someday Coma becomes a real story. In fact, I rather suspect that Michael Crichton's novel which was the basis of the movie, was one of those fact-as-fiction books that was presenting a reality as fiction, much like his Andromeda Strain presented the military's quest for exotic biowarfare agents as a secret component of interplanetary space probes. And if you think that last idea is a bit of a stretch, remember that there are some people who seriously suspect the covid spike protein to have components that are not of this world...
See you on the slip side...
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