September 30, 2014
from Anngwyn.Wisrville Website
Given that plagues have been known to alter the course of history, this recent Ebola epidemic deserves our studied attention.
Epidemics qualify as one of the "Greater Forces" that have the potential to alter our world as we know it and this has been true throughout human history. Plagues often serve as catalysts for major social, political and economic upheavals.
To date, the four deadliest epidemics include:
Within our local bodywork community, it had been believed that Nick had "cat scratch fever" and we were naturally concerned that after showing some serious symptoms, he was not showing any improvement. Inexplicably, this previously healthy and physically fit young man, rapidly declined and died.
Only many years later, after randomly selecting Randy Shilt's, And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the Aids Epidemic, (1987) in a San Francisco bookstore while waiting to meet my husband for a date night dinner, did I finally realize the truth about my friend and colleague's untimely demise.
Smallpox, which also has a hemorrhagic variety, is thought to have emerged within the human population as early as 10,000 B.C. Scars from its characteristic pustular rash have been documented on the mummy of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses V; and this disease was known in China in 1122 B.C.
Smallpox killed an estimated 400,000 Europeans toward
the end of the 18th century, and earlier,
including five reigning monarchs, (more regime change), and blinded
Together with other European diseases, smallpox devastated many indigenous populations following the discovery of the New World. It is widely believed to have been employed as a major bio-weapon in genocidal attempts at population control, and to eradicate indigenous peoples throughout North, Central and South America as well.
It was probably employed in Australia and New Zealand
also, since this is what colonizing white people seem to believe is
their mission. (Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel, PBS.org).
Here, one might bear in mind the fact that at the close of World War II, the Third Reich's top virologists and bioweapons specialists for racially and genetically targeted diseases for population control and eugenics, (so-called science-based genocide), were sent to U.S. and British laboratories under Project Paperclip.
The Pentagon has been interested in filoviruses with
high mortality rates since the seventies and one wonders.
While there have been 19 known outbreaks of Ebola in relatively isolated rural villages, this one is different, having reached major urban centers in West Africa where it has not been previously known.
Moreover, there are concerns that the current version of this highly contagious, often lethal virus, may be airborne via respiratory routes, hitch a ride onto international flights, cross borders, and sail throughout the Mediterranean with the potential to become a global pandemic.
The strain causing this recent outbreak is of a lineage known as Ebola Zaire, so named as it emerged in 1976 in Zaire, somewhere near the Ebola River, in what is now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. This Ebola virus belongs to the family Filoviridae, order Mononega virales. One of the first photos taken in October, 1976 reveal this filovirus as an elongated, tubular, wormlike particle with a characteristic "shepherd's crook".
Ebola virus attacks and disables the immune system of its host. Early symptoms resemble influenza, including headache, sore throat, cough, fever, muscle pain and weakness. As the disease progresses, patients suffer vomiting, diarrhea, and severe dehydration.
The final stages are marked by visceral liquidation; the vascular system dissolves resulting in internal hemorrhages and bleeding from every orifice, evoking passages from Edgar Allen Poe's Gothic fiction classic...
The pandemic possibilities of this current epidemic first came to my attention in the sci-fi medical disaster film "Outbreak" released in March 1995. As the story unfolds, a fictional devastating, Ebola-like virus called Motaba appears in Zaire (Congo) and then in Smalltown USA.
Film critic, the late Roger Ebert, called it
Other critics dismissed this film's warning premise
as "an absolute hoot". (Rita Kempley, Washington Post, March 10,
As this blog plot thickens, we now know that
reversed, this spells Abatom, the name of a small, privately
owned, pandemic research "think tank" in Jericho, Ibadan, Nigeria;
located directly in the middle and between places where past Ebola
outbreaks have occurred and where this new contagion is now taking
place. (J.C. Collins, August 2, 2014) - (www.abatom.com).
German scientists subsequently euthanized all of their lab monkeys and any potential health threat to humans was declared to be over.
Still asleep and blissfully unaware throughout my
fast paced reading of this so called medical fiction, I also failed
to notice that the author had made a point of expressing gratitude
for his research grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This
seemingly unimportant acknowledgement now leads us even deeper into
more than one dark labyrinth of complexes within some interrelated
rabbit holes of undetermined depth.
Sloan's hatred of blacks was almost as intense as his hatred of Jews. He had a close connection with the eugenics movement which eventually became the Human Genome Project.
The Sloan Foundation, together with the Rockefeller nexus, held a long standing interest in population reduction, including their involvement with the introduction of mysterious new vaccines together with the World Health Organization, which has a stated policy of population reduction, as clearly set forth in Agenda 21. (truthaboutagenda21.com).
This dubious enterprise led to a massive vaccine initiative to vaccinate against relatively rare tetanus in,
These vaccine vials, distributed by the WHO, were found to contain hCG, which when combined with tetanus toxoid carrier, stimulated formation of antibodies against human chorionic gonadotropin, rendering women incapable of maintaining a pregnancy and potentially inducing a covert, involuntary abortion.
Population control under the cover of health care. (ethiofreedom.com).
Moreover, The Sloan Foundation held 24,000-53,000 shares issued by Merck and Co., whose president George W. Merck was director of America's biological weapons industry and whose Hepatitis C and polio vaccines have been suspected of transmitting AIDs; and who knows what else. (Population Control:" Aids/Ebola and other man-made diseases", S.R. Shearer, July 29, 2014).
Leonard Horowitz's seminal
Aids and Ebola: Nature, Accident or
Intentional, contends that both Ebola and Aids were
bio-engineered by scientists working for the CIA.
This explanation was almost immediately met with suspicion in view of vaccine trials known to be going on in West Africa at that time.
According to Dr. Cecil Broderick, multiple
reports narrate U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) funded Ebola virus
research on humans just weeks before the present outbreak. Reports
continue that the DOD awarded a contract worth 140 million dollars
Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical
firm to conduct research which involved injecting and infusing
healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus beginning in January
This raises questions as to whether there has been a
"research accident", or yet another money making scheme launched by
pharmaceutical complex and maybe
neither or both.
This West African nation is located on the Atlantic coast, and shares borders with Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone. Predominantly Islamic, Guinea's official language is French and the country holds rich deposits of gold, as well as bauxite and diamonds.
In recent years, Guinea has been the focus of international human rights concerns relating to torture, the abuse of women and children, female genital mutilation, and has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world.
Poverty is widespread, and there is a lack of clean
water and sanitation. Malnutrition is endemic as is malaria and a
host of other respiratory, parasitic, waterborne and sexually
transmitted diseases. The majority of the rural population is
illiterate with little access to health education or care. (BBC:
Just recently an angry mob set upon a team of health
educators and journalists with rocks, clubs and machetes and tossed
their bodies into the village latrine. This attack occurred in an
area where the workers had arrived in a Red Cross vehicle and were
spraying disinfectant around a market place area, and the locals
thought that they were contaminating people.
This former British colony, called Mama Salone, by the locals, declared independence in 1961 and shares borders with Liberia and Guinea and opens out onto the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. Home to the world's third largest harbor, Sierra Leone was one of the centers for the Atlantic slave trade. Predominantly Muslim, the country is among the most religiously tolerant nations.
Despite diamonds, gold and a wealth of mineral resources the population lives in abject poverty. Civil wars, coups and corruption have devastated the country's infrastructure.
American biodefense scientists have been working on viral fevers at this location since 2011.
There was also a consortium there consisting of collaboration with,
...and various other partners in West Africa. (http://vhfc.org/consortium).
Following the mob attack, the government expelled the
WHO, closed down this bioweapons research lab; and foreign personnel
were asked to leave the country. (Birdflu666.wordpress.com) (drrimatruthreports.com).
This term refers to any spread of a disease within a health care setting such as a clinic or a hospital, and it occurs frequently during Ebola outbreaks.
Exposure to the virus has occurred when health care workers treated individuals with Ebola without wearing sufficiently protective clothing. In addition, when needles and syringes are used for vaccines or other purposes, they may not be of a disposable variety or may not have been properly sterilized and so infection spreads.
Health care workers may, in fact, be themselves,
although unknowingly, infected and also be tending early stage Ebola
patients who have not yet been accurately diagnosed. (CDC, Ebola
Hemorrhagic Fever: fact sheet, April 9, 2010).
This containment strategy can be likened to digging barrier trenches in order to halt the spread of wildfires. Schools are closed, crops are not being harvested or brought to market, food prices are soaring and supplies limited for a population already suffering under a grinding poverty. Government officials plan to maintain the lockdown until the chains of viral transmission are broken.
Meanwhile, Ebola has also taken a firm hold in
However, this version, like many other patriotic stories surrounding the events of slavery and the Civil War, is not really true. Liberia, named for Liberty, was actually founded in 1820 by nearly 100 free black settlers, and a few former slaves.
Much later, these pioneers were followed by thousands of other free blacks who had managed to survive the often perilous ocean crossings over from North America. This migration was sponsored by the openly racist American Colonization Society, with funds from Congress, whose pious mission was to export our country's free blacks to West Africa in what may be viewed in modern times as an ethnic cleansing.
Upon arrival, these newcomers, dressed as they always had been in America, soon discovered that they were unwelcome as "black white people". Local conditions were harsh, including a lack of clean water, sanitation, adequate nutrition, health care, education, widespread poverty and a plethora of endemic contagious and deadly diseases.
Nevertheless, their struggling country managed to
declare independence in 1847. (James Ciment, Slate.com, 09/2014).
Under the government run by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former World Bank and Citibank staffer, and alleged Soros protégé, it was declared that police and military are working together to "cooperate with medical teams".
What this actually means is that there is medical Martial Law with soldiers at the borders instructed to kill anyone trying to flee, and essentially turning the country into one big concentration camp.
In August of 2014, 70,000 citizens in Monrovia were put into quarantine without warning or opportunity to stock up on food or water. Their situation quickly became one where they were shot if they tried to leave and starve if they remain. A natural reaction to such brutally enforced suppression was for those with any strength left to riot, which was then met with tear gas and guns.
It is interesting and also disturbing to note that law enforcement personnel containing the quarantined were not wearing masks or any other protective gear. (theglobalmail.com, August 20, 2014).
With a situation likely to become worse, citizens
confined to the capital's West Point slum area were packed into a
small peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic. Lack of clean water
and sanitation means that there are four, long since overflowing,
public toilets for a population of 75,000 and therefore public
defecation remains an ongoing source of contagion. (vice.com,
While she pleaded with families of Ebola patients to isolate them from others, however, as a mother, she added, that…
And so, she continued,
In response to her plea for international help, Britain and China are sending experts on biological disasters, Cuba is sending 461 doctors and nurses and President Obama is deploying 3000 military personnel "to fight Ebola".
Citing a threat to national and global security, President Obama, speaking at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, declared that the focus of this mission is to establish a regional control center and construct 17 treatment centers with 100 beds each with Public Health Service specialists to new field hospitals to train health care workers and to provide "security".
Some of what U.S. armed personnel will do in West Africa remains unclear.
Science journalist Yoichi Shimatsu, who organized a medical information team of microbiologists during the SARS and influenza contagions in S.E. Asia, speculates that this Ebola crisis has made way for an otherwise unacceptable British and American military incursion into West Africa.
Their new bases of operations there with Atlantic ports and large airfields provide resources for AFRICOM to operate within the region to continue the fight with Al Qaeda-linked Emirate of the Magreb in Mali, north of Guinea and Boko Haram in nearby Nigeria.
He is concerned that this so called Ebola invasion is a man-made epidemic unleashed in a psychological warfare operation aimed at re-colonization of West Africa with transnational corporate control over mineral resources and oil fields as well as legitimizing the phony war on terrorism.
Shimatsu warns that Africa's radical Islamic forces
can be expected to launch a jihad against the invaders. (rense.com,
Factions within the military doubt the wisdom of entering into yet another theatre of war for which we are not adequately prepared. And, serious questions arise as to how our foreign troops might be received by an African population already distrustful of outsiders, AND their own governments.
These sentiments were hardly soothed by a story which appeared in Monrovia on the front page of the Liberian Daily Observer, written by Emeritus Professor and Plant Pathologist at Liberia's College of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr. Cyril E. Brodrick.
His report maintains that the U.S. Department of
Defense, together with trans-national, Western pharmaceutical
companies, are responsible for bio-engineering this current
version of the Ebola virus as a bio-weapon and injecting
Africans with this pathogen through the cover of their so called,
"vaccination programs". (birdflu666.wordpress.com).
There have also been multiple reports of government
workers transporting highly contagious bodies of Ebola victims into
towns and villages for burial where there have been no Ebola cases
or deaths. (CBS News, August 9, 2014).
Within this rapidly changing scenario, we can now reasonably expect some travel restrictions, airport theater protocols dramatizing a need to screen for fever and other signs of contagion. These measures are likely to prove largely ineffective since the incubation period is 21 days and up until that time those infected may not exhibit any tell-tale symptoms.
There are also reasonable concerns that this Ebola
variation may mutate into an airborne strain.
We can also expect the hype around mass vaccination programs to be similar to the fear campaigns launched during the Avian, SARS and Swine Flu fiascos.
We may even expect some well dramatized, limited quarantine lockdowns, under some measure of medical Martial Law, southern borders closed at intermittent intervals and so on.
Our ever vigilant surveillance state will likely enter the scene with investigation of contacts, as well as contacts of contacts.
As a result, we can prepare for stories of mistaken
identities, SWAT team home invasions with resulting casualties to
families and their pets, shooting events involving anyone fleeing
quarantine, biological terror scares involving school children and
other innocents, and more of the same.
Dr. Logan is health director for agricultural Bomi County which has 2 doctors for about 85,000 people.
Inundated with patients in a rural Liberia Ebola Center in Tubmanburg, out of sheer desperation, he got the idea to start using a retroviral agent, Lamivudine, a nucleoside analog, after he read in scientific journals that HIV and Ebola replicate inside the body in much the same way.
Dr. Logan now reports that if patients report early, there has been a mortality rate of only 7%.
One wonders what Dr. Leonard Horowitz would make of this new information. More speculation and information concerning the role of government agendas and the role of pharmaceutical companies throughout the African continent is available on James Corbett's video discourse: "Ebola: Turning Panic into Profit" (corbettreport.com).
More on this subject is also available in John le
Carre's medical fiction novel:
The Constant Gardener and the film
by the same name; which he claims is based upon real events.