posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 05:51 PM
reply to post by Elliot
I thrive on "conspiracy theories" and consider them a truer kind of "folk history" than the pap offered up by the MSM. When it comes to biology
though, I get concerned that the paranoia goes in the wrong direction - we should be looking at the unintended systemic effects initiated by human
intervention as well as the impacts of purposeful evil.
Just discovered this delightful blog by Maia Majumder. Here are the last 2 paragraphs of her last entry.
How #Ebola2014 Got to Guinea
......Because Guinea is considered a habitable environment for two of the three Ebola-carrying species, the infected migrant bats would likely have
assimilated pretty quickly… And in their daily activities – namely, fighting and sexual contact – they would have been able to pass the virus on
to the “local” members of their species, eventually meeting the 5% threshold deemed necessary for humans to contract the disease . When paired
with common cultural practices of consuming bats and bushmeat, it becomes clear why the population was particularly vulnerable to this brand of
zoonosis … And now that the virus has been introduced among local reservoir populations, it’s uncertain whether Guinea will ever truly be rid
No outbreak is an island; it lives within an ecosystem that is much larger than the virus, the patients, and the communities affected. Managing
#Ebola2014 and its aftermath will require significant capacity across multiple disciplines – not only from public health and medicine, but also from
policy, zoology, and environmental science. The jury’s still out on exactly how Ebola got to Guinea, but deforestation and animal migration are
compelling candidates that may be key to preventing further geographic expansion of this deadly disease.
—Maia Majumder, MPH
Why We Should Care About #Ebola2014
Ed. to add:
On the other hand, I know global corporate interests are still lined up to rape and pillage Africa, and they resent the "natives" interfering with
their right to profit. I have no doubt these same global corporate interests would love to speed up the process, remove the "obstacles," and probably
be stupid enough to loose an untreatable plague.
are already floating the idea that aboriginal guerilla terrorists have the ability to acquire contaminated samples
and purposefully infect enemies without infecting themselves in the process. A laughably unlikely scenario, imho. A joke.
BUT - it is both likely and plausible that corporate
terrorists would spread Ebola to serve economic takeover(s) - they have the personnel,
labs, expertise and motivation. So they release the "blame the aboriginal terrorists" cover story to hide corporate culpability.
Guinea (for starters) is resource rich - and "undeveloped."
Guinea is richly endowed with minerals, possessing an estimated quarter of the world's
proven reserves of bauxite, more than 1.8 billion metric tons (2.0 billion short tons) of high-grade iron ore, significant diamond and gold
deposits, and undetermined quantities of uranium. Guinea also has considerable potential for growth in the agricultural and fishing sectors. Land,
water, and climatic conditions provide opportunities for large-scale irrigated farming and agroindustry.
This paper deals with agricultural corporations but the analysis can be applied to corporations involved in mineral extraction too. Or maybe it's a
Agricultural Biowarfare and Bioterrorism
...Anti-agricultural biowarfare and bioterrorism differ significantly from the same activities directed against humans; for instance, there exist a
variety of possibilities for economic gain for perpetrators, and the list of possible perpetrators includes corporations, which may have
state-of-the-art technical expertise. Furthermore, attacks are substantially easier to do: the agents aren’t necessarily hazardous to humans;
delivery systems are readily available and unsophisticated; maximum effect may only require a few cases; delivery from outside the target country is
possible; and an effective attack can be constructed to appear natural. This constellation of characteristics makes biological attack on the
agricultural sector of at least some countries a very real threat, perhaps more so than attack on the civilian population.
Agricultural corporations, including producers, processors, and shippers, could benefit immensely from the economic impacts, market share changes,
and financial market effects of a successful biological attack. Many also employ expert plant pathologists or veterinarians and have large
collections of pathogens. The combination of motivation, expertise, and materials within a single, closed organization is worrisome.
edit on 5/4/14 by soficrow because: clarity
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