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originally posted by: HarbingerOfShadows
a reply to: SubTruth
Does that mean they are doing it now?
originally posted by: VashKonnor
originally posted by: soficrow
originally posted by: TerrorAlertRed
All it take is one ticked off mad doctor/scientist and all hell breaks loose....
Or a cowboy with an agenda.
(Assuming a cowboy with an agenda gave the order to spread the virus in those countries) What is your opinion on that? And with this questions I mean: motive and objectives.
originally posted by: JHumm
People said the US government would not infect people with a virus or disease.
Didn't the US government infect a bunch of people with Syphilis in Guatemala?
Im not saying that the US started this outbreak, but it would not be unheard of if they did.
Mustard Gas Tested on Soldiers via Involuntary Gas Chambers
As bio-weapon research intensified in the 1940’s, officials also began testing its repercussions and defenses on the Army itself.
In order to test the effectiveness of various bio-weapons, officials were known to have sprayed mustard gas and other skin-burning, lung-ruining chemicals, like Lewisite, on soldiers without their consent or knowledge of the experiment happening to them.
They also tested the effectiveness of gas masks and protective clothing by locking soldiers in a gas chamber and exposing them to mustard gas and lewisite, evoking the gas chamber image of Nazi Germany.
Deadly Chemical Sprays on American Cities
Showing once again that the U.S. always tends to test out worse-case scenarios by getting to them first and with the advent of biochemical warfare in the mid 20th century, the Army, CIA and government conducted a series of warfare simulations upon American cities to see how the effects would play out in the event of an actual chemical attack.
They conducted the following air strikes/naval attacks:
The CIA released a whooping cough virus on Tampa Bay, using boats, and so caused a whooping cough epidemic. 12 people died.
The Navy sprayed San Francisco with bacterial pathogens and in consequence many citizens developed pneumonia.
Upon Savannah, GA, and Avon Park, FL, the army released millions of mosquitoes in the hopes they would spread yellow fever and dengue fever. The swarm left Americans struggling with fevers, typhoid, respiratory problems, and the worst, stillborn children.
Even worse was that after the swarm, the Army came in disguised as public health workers.
Their secret intention the entire time they were giving aid to the victims was to study and chart-out the long term effects of all the illnesses they were suffering.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: soficrow
In addition to the CDC, USAMRIID (the cdc military counterpart) also does research into this area for cures / vaccines etc.
Just because the disease is naturally occurring does not mean a nation may wish to try and weaponize it one day.
this is one of the best posts in all of ats.
originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: Hilux1996
Thanks for posting. S&
...I posted this bit on another thread, but it belongs here too.
I can easily imagine that some people think this epidemic is working out beautifully: West Africa's almost under control (read desperate and vulnerable - which is how predators like their prey), the better to access their resources; the USA now has the legal framework to institute equally Draconian quarantine measures for all kinds of unspecified reasons, the better to whip Americans into any given corral; and the list goes on. What more could any global corporate dictator ask?
....There WAS a good epidemic plan - but it centered on having the resources (manpower etc) to identify patients and trace contacts. However, the US messed up in Kenema so Liberia and Sierra Leone had them over a barrel, and meanwhile, the world's nations decided to cut the WHO's funding.
* The first Ebola patient was in December 2013 near Kenema - but because of the US Army's involvement in the research there, the cover-ups went into gear - meanwhile, corrupt government officials from Sierra Leone and Liberia used the opportunity to start negotiating for cash (aka blackmail).
* The only hospital in the area was in Kenema - and it was affiliated with the US research teams. From the getgo, people from the region said the hospital in Kenema was bad, and made people sick. They said they got injections for Ebola - but there is no treatment for Ebola and no reason to get injections - and the injections made them sick.
* By February, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was on location dealing with the mess, and
* By March, called the epidemic. Area residents still kept insisting there was something "bad" about the Kenema hospital.
* And the WHO basically said "we can't fit it into our budget - we have other, greater priorities."
* By the time more doctors and medical finally started showing up, the rumors about the Kenema research hospital were circulating everywhere - and people were terrified of doctors.
.......The $100 million earmarked for the epidemic went through the WHO to the 3 governments, who were responsible for developing (and implementing) their strategy - Guinea is good and responsible, but it's just another windfall to Sierra Leone and Liberia. They'll buy votes by paying their friends to set up military-style hierarchies with generals and sergeants and grunts to patrol the streets and jungle and "enforce the quarantine." It's all a really bad joke. But yeah, business as usual.