posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 06:58 PM
This likely is natural, but it is right to question everything, considering that governments in the 20th and 21st centuries have tested conventional,
biological, and chemical weapons on unsuspecting populations, on at least a small scale. Remember when the CIA was experimenting with '___'? Not only
were US soldiers used as guinea pigs, but the groundwater was spiked with the drug in a small village in France, which had a horrible effect on many
of the residents there.
There are many such cases, some more recent than others. Hussein was notorious for using unconventional weaponry on the Kurds in Iraq, and
hypocritical nations like the US want to cry foul, although they have a splotched record themselves. Look at agent orange, which was used in Vietnam.
These are chemical weapons, but really, if a nation or group is willing to use chemical weapons, why not biological weapons? They are much more
difficult to trace, and it is harder to distinguish whether the outbreak was natural or man-made.
I think that nowadays, if any relatively large and powerful nation, of which there are quite a few, wanted to field test some of their biological
weapons, they would do it in a place like Africa. A place where there is no solid power structure, and no governmental oversight. A place that is in
turmoil already. A nation that has no legal or illegal way to fight back. But personally I do not see why biological weaponry would need to be tested
on a large scale like this, with actual human targets.
The biological agent would have already been tested on animals to document the effects, therefore those who developed the weapons have a very good
idea as to what will happen if they deploy these weapons. So the only thing, in my opinion, that would even need to be tested on these types of
weapons is the delivery system. There is also the possibility that IF this was done purposefully, it was done for a specific reason that we know
nothing about, and was not intended to be a test...rather it was intended as an attack. Maybe it is supposed to send a message to another country. Who
But as I said initially, this is likely natural. It is scary to think that different types of diseases or viruses can adapt and overcome our
eradication measures, and that they can grow stronger in a relatively short period of time. Another reason this is likely natural is that places with
a large population, coupled with extremely unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, etc, epidemics are likely to occur much more frequently than in other
places. It just makes sense. The symptoms seem quite strange, or at least the eyes turning green. I have never heard of eyes turning that color.
Yellow maybe, but not green. Very strange, whether natural or man-made.
There is also the possibility that this was an attack by an extremist or terrorist group in Africa, of which there are plenty. But where would they
have gotten such a weapon? The OP already mentioned that there are nations with these types of weapons, and the security measures are likely not up to
par. In some of those countries, just about any local or native can be bribed, if they were not already a fundamentalist committed to a terrorist
group's cause. I remember reading a thread yesterday about a security group with a DoD contract in Afghanistan, some of whose native employees were
carrying RPG's, which are outlawed completely in that country...Think about it for a second...The majority of the citizens there are extremely poor,
and the opportunity to make money is much more important to them than the lives of American troops. That is my main point, along with the fact that
just about any type of weaponry that is possessed by a structurally weak nation can be acquired by anyone with the right amount of funding. Things
just work differently in developing nations than they do in stronger, more established nations.