Of course, any tragic event, from AIDS to 9/11 to a New Kids on the Block reunion, is going to bring out a few nuts who think that the government and/or lizard people are directly responsible. But this particular theory got a little help from Soviet Russia.
The Real Conspiracy:
In 1980, the CIA estimated that the KGB was spending $3 billion every year on the singular goal of f*****g with the American people's heads. This included concocting conspiracy theories about the US government and seeding them among the population in an attempt to break the people's trust.
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They failed, and today, the government is trusted by all.
We've already revealed that the KGB helped disseminate the Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory long before Oliver Stone. And in 1992, former Russian intelligence chief / Prime Minister Yevgeni Primakov admitted that they had also manufactured the idea that AIDS was developed by the US military -- a theory which it seems was too nutty for even Oliver Stone to bother with.
Because they also apparently had a good eye for marketing and the importance of branding, the Soviets dubbed their campaign "Operation INFEKTION." They started by planting suggestions that AIDS outbreaks in various countries were the result of U.S. biological weapons testing in worldwide media that they secretly controlled, such as newspapers, radio broadcasts, and even pornography (evidently to catch that demographic that doesn't read newspapers). Then the Russians published even more articles that referenced the original misinformation to create the illusion that this was all totally well-sourced.