Ebola was first known to have exploded in Zaire (now Congo, Kinshasa) in 1976, worsening the economic and political chaos the country has been plunged in since the Lumumba/Mobutu/Tshombe affair. Three years later though, a different strain of Ebola also exploded in South Sudan. In both cases, the virus would just seem to burst out of nowhere, kill randomly and epidemically, and then it disappeared.
Ten years after the virus first appeared in a Catholic Mission clinic in Yambuku and named after the Ebola River in a remote area of Congo Kinshasa, the United States Army intended to build an aerosol laboratory at Dugway Proving Ground, near Salt Lake. The mission of the intended aerosol laboratory was to test hemorrhagic fever viruses, including Ebola, for “military purposes.” However, there was an outcry from the people of Utah and this halted this defense project (Dr. William T. Close lived in Congo for 16 years and worked on the virus made mention of this intended project he warned of in his book, EBOLA).
Ebola virus has high mortality rate, for it kills almost as swiftly as a guillotine. It is then sensible to note that if there should be any accident with the virus in the laboratory, the devastating result on US civilians will be a tragedy. Recently, the Army Times informed that filoviruses like Ebola have been of interest to the Pentagon (US military HQ) since the late 1970s, mainly because Ebola has high mortality rates…and its stable nature in aerosol make it attractive as a potential bioweapon. It went on to say on the same August 1 information that since the late 1970s and 1980s researchers at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases have sought to develop vaccines or treatment.
With plans to build a bioweapon of sort from the virus and as well find a vaccine or treatment for it since the virus could remain stable in aerosol or can, there is the need to work upon it. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting the Ebola virus RNA polymerase L protein in “stable nucleic acid-lipid particles”, completely protected guinea pigs when administered on the animals after injecting them with doses of the lethal Ebola. Subsequently, a group of macaque monkeys were given 2mg/kg per dose bolus intravenous infusion of modified siRNA after 30 minutes of infection, and further given on 1,3 and 5 days after the first dose. Another group of monkeys was given 30 minutes after infection and on days 1,2,3,4,5,6. The result shows that RNA interference was effective post-exposure treatment, for most of the first group of macaques were protected and all the second group was protected.
There is then need to further these discoveries on humans. Which part of the world do we have the most corrupted leaders who are mere stooges of the West and anyone could drop from the sky into their country and claim to be helping them, while turning such country into a client state of the West and the president could turn into demi-gods (against his own people) as long as he danced the music of the West? Of course, Africa. The Mobutu Sese Seko who was favored against Lumumba; the Campaore who was favored against Sankara; the Jonas Savimbi sponsored to overthrow a legitimate government; the Babangidas who was an IMF/World Bank tool; the endless list of looting dictators the West claimed to be helping with billions without a care in the world if the billions were stashed in European Banks or properly used for nation-building. He is your boy, do not look away when he is messing up!
Anyway, in Kenama, Sierra Leone is a government hospital, which also housed a US biosecurity level 2 bioweapon research laboratory. Kenema is the epicenter of the current ebola epidemic. The virus broke out in hospitals in different parts almost at the same time. The United States government, via the US Department of Defense, has funded Ebola research and awarded the contract worth $140million to Tekmira, a Canadian Pharmaceutical Company. According to Global BioDefense, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases has been operating in the area since 2006, supposedly working on “diagnostic tests.” Randal J. Schoepp, PH. D. said We had people on hand who were already evaluating samples and volunteered to start testing right away when the current Ebola outbreak started.
According to Robert Wenzel, Editor & Publisher of EconomicPolicyJournal.com and author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, he said the laboratory testing site in Kenema is supported by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center-Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System. Other contributors to the work include the Department of Defense Joint Program Executive Office-Critical Reagents Program, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Cooperative Biological Engagement Program, and the DTRA Joint Science and Technology Office. Others are Metabiota Inc., a non-government organization (NGO), listing among its partners the Department of State, Biological Engagement Program and the Department of Defense, Advisors to the NGO include Admiral Gary Roughead, former US Chief of Naval Operations.
The aim was for Tekmira to research on the safety, tolerability and Pharmacokinetic of the new drug under investigation TKM-100802, with healthy humans as the guinea pigs or macaques now. Phase 1, of the research was a single-center, placebo-controlled, first-in-human, single ascending dose (SAD) study followed by multiple ascending dose (MAD) cohorts in healthy male and female subjects. Note, four subjects made up a cohort. Approximately 28 male and female healthy adult subjects, 18 to 50 years of age at the time of dosing, will participate in this study. The SAD phase of the study is planned to have up to 4 cohorts with 4 subjects (3 receiving TKM-100802 and 1 receiving saline) all making 16 subjects. Additional cohorts may be enrolled in the SAD phase after the initial 4 cohorts. In the MAD (multiple ascending dose) phase, a dose escalation scheme will be proposed following review of the findings from cohorts 1 to 4 of the SAD phase. The MAD phase is expected to have at least 3 cohorts with 4 subjects (3 receiving TKM-100802 and 1 receiving saline) making 12 subjects in total.
There has been speculation as to whether a mysterious 5th cohort added to the Tekmira clinical trial was linked to the outbreak in Guinea. It has not been proven yet it was testing for higher doses than the top dose originally planned before sending the results to Guinea that went awry. But mainstream US media is now claiming that rumors about the early lab work at the Kenema hospital, where US military research may have been going on, were being spread by a “mentally ill former nurse.” The nurse is now in custody, after spreading rumors that there was no Ebola but health workers were only using Ebola as a ruse to kill people and collect body parts. Whatever the nurse was really trying to say, the locals are certainly not happy with the research and the hospital. Residents of Kenema in eastern Sierra Leone threw stones at the hospital and a police station.
Well, like Robert Wenzel concluded, and I also agree with him, There is no smoking gun here, but one can certainly draw dots around the facts that suggest the U.S. military was the bad actor in this Ebola breakout. Last year, US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, that has been making researches for vaccines since the 70s and 80s, used a treatment, MB-003, on primates infected with Ebola after they became symptomatic, and the treatment fully protected the animals when given one hour after exposure. This same MB-003 appears to be part of the “secret serum” treatment being administered to the two Americans that are now in the U.S. and who contracted Ebola in Liberia, next-door country to Sierra Leone. The treatment did not come out at the snap of a finger, it is one of the studies US government had been funding for years, at the detriment of…guinea humans outside the United States.
During a television interview on Defense News with Vago Muradian, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson said, “One of the things I don’t think many people realize is what a huge valuable asset the military health system is to this nation.
“Not only are we a key enabler so that service members, men and women who … go in harm’s way will be taken care of, but we are a public health system, an education system, a research and development system,”
“The recent development with infectious disease issues in Africa — they are turning to the U.S. military to provide expertise.”
If the US military will make research on Ebola, why establish it in the hospital of a poor nation? Why not put it in any of the state-of-the-art hospitals dotting America? Why not try to convince your people – if they protested – rather than smuggling it down to a country filled with illiterates and poor who will not half understand why you are setting up anything in their backyard. And yet, Western leaders still turn around and call such countries as poor and backward when you know you secretly contribute to its stagnancy. You tell the presidents to straighten up their countries and allow ‘democracy’ even if the ‘democracy’ is laughable, but the idea of the ‘democracy’ is for the country to really spread ’em thighs and get f****ed (pardon my French). Africa is the dark continent where the leaders cannot rule themselves. Hey, you shake hands with these same leaders and look away when they dump the muck you pass them on their own people. African chiefs were hoodwinked to sign treaties that sold off their people in pre-colonial years, alas it is neo-colonial and they are still being hoodwinked.
Chew on this, “It takes a corrupter to exploit a corrupt client state.”