By Larry Romanoff, November 24, 2020
Health care workers wearing full body suits burn infected items at the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia on Aug. 30, 2014.
There was also the outbreak of the Ebola virus simultaneously in several African countries in the middle of 2014 that at the time of writing had already killed around 1,000 people. It was surprising to learn that the variety of Ebola that appeared was “an especially powerful mutated strain that had no apparent natural origin and immediately raised questions in many minds of having been engineered.” This caught my attention because the circumstances seemed so familiar – (a) a sudden, inexplicable outbreak of a new, unusual, and deadly disease, (b) in dispersed but focused locations, (c) with nobody searching for the origin, (d) claims that the virus was primarily race-specific, affecting primarily Africans, and (e) the WHO once again in full attendance.
- Ebola Origin
In June of 2003, the Wall Street Journal ran an interesting article (1) titled, “Scientists Search For Human Hand Behind Jungle Virus”, stating that “Some scientists are turning their attention to a question asked all too infrequently once deadly viral outbreaks have been contained: Where did that come from?” The article provided a long list of mostly new diseases resulting from (probably) manufactured retroviruses like Ebola, Hanta, HIV, HTLV-I, HTLV-II, Lassa, Mad Cow Disease, Monkey Pox, Nipah, SARS, and West Nile Virus, as well as other curiosities like Gulf War Illness and Lyme disease, asking, “Where did the pathogens originate?”
Several physicians wrote an article titled, “There is no natural disease called Ebola”, in which they noted that while the main focus was on treatment, an increasing number of people were questioning the disease’s true origin, a decreasing number of investigators being convinced of the official story of Ebola evolving from “infected fruit bats”, and much skepticism about how Ebola traveled 6,000 kilometers across Africa – from the site of one US bio-weapons lab to another – without causing infections in the intermediate areas. (2) (3) These physicians and virologists insist there is no such natural disease, and believe it is a weaponised virus created in a US military bio-lab. (4) (5) One media report, for which I have not yet seen documentation, claims the US Department of Defense was funding Ebola trials on humans in the weeks preceding the outbreaks in Guinea and Sierra Leone. No word on precisely which organisation was physically conducting the trials, but the DOD apparently had a $140 million contract with the Canadian pharma company Tekmira to conduct Ebola research that included infusing humans with the Ebola virus. (6) (7)
In an article in the UK Guardian, the US Department of Defense was named as a collaborator in a “First in Human Ebola clinical trial” immediately before the Ebola epidemic appeared in West. The article also noted warnings that had been issued by top scientists from both Harvard and Yale Universities that US government funding of such “trials” risked “triggering a worldwide pandemic”. Dr. Broderick said “It is most disturbing that the U.S. government has been operating a viral hemorrhagic fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Sierra Leone. Are there others? Wherever they exist, it is time to terminate them.” And of course, Dr. Broderick is correct in his conclusions. (8) And there are indeed many other such bio-weapons labs around the world, prior US Congressional testimony suggesting these number in the hundreds.
- The WHO Vaccination Programs
I managed to locate some records of the WHO’s vaccination programs for the countries in Africa where this Ebola virus erupted, and was not surprised to learn of the correlation with WHO inoculations since there has been a perfect correlation with other similar incidents to date. (9) (10) (11)Shimatsu noted what he calls “the strange coincidence of the earliest breakout in Guinea with major vaccine campaigns conducted by the WHO and UNICEF. [These involved] a cholera oral vaccine effort by Medicins Sans Frontieres under the WHO, and UNICEF-funded prevention programs against meningitis and polio.
The reason for suspecting a vaccine campaign rather than an individual carrier is due to the fact that the Ebola contagion did not start at a single geographic center and then spread outward along the roads. Instead, simultaneous outbreaks of multiple cases occurred in widely separated parts of rural Guinea …”. Shimatsu wrote, “How one of the deadliest viral strains in human history could have jumped a distance of 4,000 kilometers undetected from Central to West Africa defies logic.”, and I would certainly have to agree with his assessment.
He notes too that the vaccines were produced by Sanofi Pasteur, a French pharmaceutical controlled by the Rothschilds, and others with funding from the Gates Foundation. For the Gates-funded meningitis vaccine, an earlier UNICEF program with this same vaccine in Chad resulted in dozens of dead children. And in all of this, we seem to have an inclusion of all the usual suspects, namely, the WHO, Doctors without Borders (MSF), UNICEF, Tulane University, the Gates Foundation, USAID, the US-based CDC, Chatham House, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Wellcome Trust, UNAIDS, the US-based NIH, the US military’s Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) from Fort Detrick, and what Shimatsu calls “the rest of the alphabet soup of the hypocritical oafs of pharmaco-witchcraft”. USAID has also been implicated in many of these disease outbreaks. He claims that “the herd instinct for self-preservation prevents any honest disclosure” of the facts, and I would have to agree.
It’s also worth noting that MSF itself is nowhere near as angelic as it pretends, being financed by what Shimatsu called “a rogue’s gallery of corporate predators” that include Microsoft (Gates again), Goldman Sachs, AIG, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, BlackRock and Bloomberg. MSF’s chief aim, if I want to be cynical, appears to be that of facilitator under the auspices of the WHO and UNICEF to promote (occasionally illegal and often useless) mass vaccination programs that produce huge profits for the big pharma companies. And MSF has been under clouds of suspicion before. (12)
More than one writer has categorised the WHO’s vaccination programs as a “mafia-style protection racket” where poor nations are bullied into spending unaffordable sums of money on often useless vaccines. One such example was Donald Rumsfeld’s prior pharma employer who marketed Tamiflu with enormous success in many countries, to the extent of billions of dollars in cost, with panels of health experts later declaring that Tamiflu had been “largely ineffective” and the money wasted. The UK did the same, spending many hundreds of millions of pounds on useless vaccines for non-existent epidemics. The same happened with the Ukraine, spending half the country’s foreign currency reserves on flu vaccines that proved to be both useless and unnecessary. There are many such stories. (13)(14)(15(16)(17)(18)
- Ebola as Bioweapon
The theory that Ebola is a bioweapon received some media attention when Liberia’s top newspaper, The Liberian Observer, published a report by plant physiologist Dr. Cyril Broderick, who suggested the virus was a genetically modified organism. (19) (20) (21) He quoted Dr. Leonard Horowitz’s book on emerging viruses, in which Horowitz “confirmed the existence of an American military-medical industry that conducts biological weapons tests under the guise of administering vaccinations to control diseases and improve the health of ‘black Africans overseas’. [The] WHO and several other UN agencies have been implicated in selecting and enticing African countries to participate in the testing events, promoting vaccinations, but pursuing various testing programmes.”
American law professor Francis A. Boyle claimed the Ebola virus could have originated from American bio-warfare labs in Africa, and revealed that the US had been using West Africa as an offshore bio-weapons lab to circumvent the Convention on Biological Weapons. (22) (23) According to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, it was Dr. Boyle who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the US implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. And, according to a map produced by the Center of Disease Control, it does appear the virus victims were located in the same places as the American bio-labs. (24) (25) It is worth noting here that Dr. Boyle is not an easy person to dismiss as a flake or a conspiracy theorist, being a prominent American law professor who was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act and other Biological Weapons conventions. He is well-versed in the subject of bio-warfare and has written at least one book on the US military’s dramatic (and illegal) bio-weapons programs.
One of the issues is that the US bullies smaller nations into rejecting international bio-weapons treaties for the purpose of using those same non-signatory nations as locations for its secret bio-warfare labs. This “offshoring” is just a clever way to violate the Biological Weapons Conventions that the US has signed while at the same time being entirely outside the purview and supervision of Congress (and the media). Often, even the host nations have no clear idea of what transpires in these so-called “health facilities” the US military establishes inside their own countries, this condition often being maintained by large cash disbursements.
There was another disturbing aspect to this entire Ebola enterprise, that being a report in the New York Times that the Zaire Ebola strain was identified or created many years ago (26) (27), and that the WHO ordered
it shipped to the UK’s bio-weapons facility at Porton Down, from where it was sent to the US-based CDC who do similar work. (28) (29) Dr. Boyle speculated this virus was then exported to the US military’s bio-labs in West Africa where development was continued. Yoichi Shimatsu noted correctly that “the simultaneous eruptions [of this virus] in widely-separated zones” suggest it was introduced as part of the US military-funded bio-weapons research program.
In the article mentioned above, Broderick claimed the epidemic was the result of work done by the US Department of Defense, among others. Apparently a great many readers praised his article, expressing their own sympathetic concerns for the large number of unexplained ‘coincidences’ of disease outbreak overlaid with US military experimentation on biological pathogens and the seemingly ever-present WHO and its vaccination programs. The US mainstream media attempted to dismiss his comments as relying on information from so-called ‘conspiracy websites’, but he appears to have had many legitimate references on which to base his comments and accusations, published reports he stated were ‘unambiguous’. Dr. Broderick’s main concern was that diseases such as Ebola and others were designed “for culling the world’s black population”, a claim that would be much easier to refute or dismiss out of hand if not for the US military’s proven experiments in designing precisely such race-specific pathogens. To dismiss this without careful thought would seem to be reckless indeed.
The statements of US bio-weapons labs dotting Africa are not imagination. In the midst of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone was privately-owned Tulane University from New Orleans (30) (31) (32), an institution known for conducting bio-weapons research for the US military at USAMRIID. Tulane executives had been boasting of having conducted “the largest and most detailed case [studies] of Ebola patients”, most of whom unfortunately died, and was accused of providing local hospitals with Ebola diagnosis kits that were either useless or fraudulent. (33) (34) In any case, Tulane, the US military, and Doctors without Borders apparently jointly established a hospital at Kenema that provoked local outrage and sent all hospital staff on strike and forcing a government investigation of the nearly 100% death rate. A representative for the group, Dr. Tim Jagatic of Doctors Without Borders, said it was “understandable” that locals believed they would all die if placed in the American hospital: “We created a hospital, and a lot of people [died]. It’s very difficult for them to make a connection that we are here to help”. No kidding. When all the patients die, what is the difference between hospital and no hospital? (35) (36)
But it wasn’t only the hospital that outraged the locals and caused panic; it was also the fact that the US military was operating a bio-weapons research lab at the same location, with all evidence apparently suggesting a strong connection between that military research lab at Kenema, the Kenema hospital, Tulane’s Ebola research, the Ebola outbreak, and the high death rate. In addition to the closing of the hospital and the ejection of Tulane University, the US military was also forced to shut down its bio-weapons lab in Sierra Leone. The government also ordered the US-based CDC – another bio-weapons-related contractor – to submit all the data from its own labs in Kenema, apparently for a government investigation into this tightly-knit foreign collaboration. Of course the Western media like the Washington Post ignored all of this in their haste to trash anyone who dared contradict the official “Fruit bat – Act of God” theory of origin, dismissing inconvenient truths as “churning out Ebola conspiracy after conspiracy”.
Many nations in Africa, as in South America and Asia, have become increasingly suspicious of US and UN so-called “health” activities within their borders, not forgetting Kissinger’s NSSM paper that said, “The United States economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries.”, and that called for a huge increase in funding for “creating conditions conducive to fertility decline”. They are also aware of the Rumsfeld-Cheney PNAC paper that stated, “Advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes, may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.” (37) (38) (39)
To accentuate these, in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreaks, US President Obama announced he would send 3,000 troops to Africa, while Cuba, China and other nations were sending doctors, virologists and medications. The US government and military have been rather cagey about the precise qualifications of the troops being sent to Africa, providing only a nonsensically-vague statement of what appears to be cautionary behavior to protect themselves from infection, the troops receiving vaccinations and “training on medical readiness requirements”. But in fact, the US soldiers being sent to Africa “to fight Ebola” were an elite division of combat troops who have no medical or other training that would be of use to anyone, and Dr. Boyle (as well as many Africans) is convinced they have been sent to establish permanent US military bases on the continent. Africans are naturally asking, “What does Africa need today, troops or doctors?”, with many considering the US effort a “sham” that is simply a prelude to military colonisation of Africa under the pretense of medical security.
It has not escaped their notice that, while military personnel are being “shared” generously, the serum cures and vaccinations are being withheld from Africa and utilised for whites only. And of course, the US has a long and irrefutable history of intentionally infecting countless thousands of people in the US itself and in many other nations, including the famous Guatemala and Tuskegee syphilis experiments that continued for 40 years, the mass sterilisations of US citizens including indigenous natives and much of the population of Puerto Rico. West Africans are terrified of international aid programs for fear of another genocide campaign, and no one can blame them for their suspicions. The distrust of foreigners, and of Americans especially, has become so intense in some African locations that foreign clinics and hospitals have been attacked and burned, and some foreign aid workers and medical staff assaulted. It isn’t difficult to understand why. Dr. Broderick went so far as to claim there is sufficient evidence and clearly “the need to pursue criminal and civil redress for damages”, against the US government, Tulane University, the WHO, and at least one pharma company.
The disease was surprisingly hyped in the media. Though Ebola can certainly be lethal, the death rate (kill rate) was nowhere near the publicised ratios and, while 1,000 or more people did die from it in the first year, in the same year there were more than 200 million cases of malaria worldwide, with nearly 500,000 deaths, 90% of these in Africa, and mostly children. Yet this rated no attention whatever in the Western media. If 500,000 deaths aren’t sufficient for even a mention, much less a declaration of apocalypse, why would 1,000 deaths qualify? Is it possible that part of this reason is that malaria is treated with simple low-cost medications like quinine, with no opportunity to sell billions of doses of yet another hugely profitable vaccine? The same has been true with many other “epidemic” infections including ZIKA, where very few died, a relative handful suffered birth defects of questionable origin, but where the human toll was insignificant compared to malaria, and yet the world media were flooding the ether with hype and dire prognostications.
If the real concern of the WHO or MSF were saving human lives, where is the malaria effort? If Obama really wanted to save the world when he vowed that “We will not stop, we will not relent until we halt this epidemic once and for all”, why wouldn’t he send thousands of troops to Africa to save 500,000 lives from malaria instead of 1,000 from Ebola? It hardly qualifies as a conspiracy theory when observers suggest the US military’s commitment is more about population control and military dominance to ensure access to natural resources than about saving lives. In this context, the US military “commitment” to eradicating Ebola qualifies more as a deprecating insult and bad joke than a humanitarian gesture. Ignore the claims and the media hype, and examine the results. Ignoring malaria makes a significant contribution to population reduction, no doubt warming the cockles of hearts of our well-known Malthusians, while providing a convenient platform for the US militarisation of Africa. Whether or not these are the intentions, they are the result and, in foreign affairs, it is usually an error of simplistic naïveté to assume that obtained results were not those intended.
Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. His writing has been translated into more than 20 languages and is available on more than 100 foreign-language websites around the world. He can be contacted at: email@example.com.