Ebola: the covert op of modern medicine

Ebola: the covert op of modern medicine

By Jon Rappoport

“Tell them the biggest lie, yes. But they have to want the kind of lie you’re telling. It has to give them equal parts fear and fascination.” (Ellis Medavoy, retired propaganda operative)

“Overwhelmed.” “Can’t contain.” “Rapid spread.” Crossed borders.” “Predicting five million deaths.” “Too late to stop it.”

These and other familiar terms are stock-in-trade for the disease propaganda establishment.

The word “outbreak,” of course, is at the top of the list.

It suggests that the population in question is otherwise healthy—but suddenly people are dropping like flies.

In West Africa, for example, where global attention is focused on Ebola, “otherwise healthy” is a cynical myth.

Contaminated water; a decade of brutal war displacing huge numbers of people; chronic grinding poverty; severe malnutrition and starvation; inherently toxic vaccines and medicines that are devastating to people whose immune systems are already on the brink of failing; industrial pollutants in the streams and soil—that’s the pre-Ebola baseline called “otherwise healthy.”

Then there is the matter of diagnosis of Ebola. As I’ve explained in past articles, two of the most widely used tests—antibody and PCR—are both pathetically unreliable methods for disease analysis.

Therefore, the counting of Ebola cases and deaths, which depends on those tests, lacks any degree of authenticity.

On top of that, examining the track record of the CDC and the World Health Organization,when they intentionally and falsely overstated case numbers and deaths from Swine Flu…well, only a fool would believe their reports on Ebola.

But none of this stops true believers, who suck up press reports and press images like thirsty desert travelers kneeling at an oasis.

Not to burst the bubble, but…consider the World Health Organization report, April 2009, titled, “Influenza (Seasonal).” Discussing ordinary flu, it estimates 5 million cases a year, around the world, and between 250,000 and 500,000 deaths. Every year. Like clockwork.

True numbers or false numbers, the point is this: because there is zero propaganda about ordinary flu, no dire imagery, no breathless press reportage, nobody cares. Nobody says “outbreak.” No one predicts the collapse of society.

Imagine what would happen if you kept those huge global flu numbers and simply substituted “Ebola” for “flu.”

Because of the heavy propaganda re Ebola, the world would go completely mad overnight.

When the Washington Post (9/9) now reports that, ahem, “…only 31% of Ebola cases have been lab-confirmed through blood tests [in Liberia],” not an eyebrow is raised.

Who cares? Who needs diagnostic tests? Who needs science? They’re all dying from Ebola. We know that because…well, they are, we saw the pictures of the Ebola-virus worm-like thing, everybody was healthy and then they dropped dead, it’s escaping across the borders, and it’s from Africa, where terrible things originate (never Brooklyn orPeoria), let’s all buy haz-mat suits.

 

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A picture of the Ebola-virus worm-like thing.

Ebola health workers in West Africa have, in fact, been wearing haz-mat suits all long. Sealed off from the outside, working shifts inside those boiling suits, where they are losing 5 quarts of body fluid an hour, they come out for rehydration, douse themselves with toxic chemicals to disinfect, and then go back in again.

One doctor told the Daily Mail he could smell intense fumes of chlorine while he was working in his suit. That means the toxic chemical was actually in there with him.

No wonder some health workers are collapsing and dying.

But ignore all that. It doesn’t mesh with the narrative of the virus mowing down everyone in its path.

And to depart from the propaganda narrative again—if someone wanted to step up the killing rate in West Africa, seeding it with a virus wouldn’t be the best choice. Germs are too unpredictable in their effects.

Much more predictable: spread an undetectable poisonous chemical and CALL it a virus.

In that case, the image of the virus serves as the cover story.

Precedent? Enormous precedent for using a germ as a cover story?

HIV.

Assuming that virus was ever really isolated and identified to begin with (an irrational stretch), its supposedly lethal impact has never been established on any scientific grounds. There is no reason to believe it has killed anyone.

In Africa, death by wasting away, starvation, protein-calorie malnutrition, contaminated water, poverty, war, overcrowding, stolen land have formed the basis of life for millions of people.

Local dictators, elite investors, foreign corporations have wanted to keep things that way—without revealing their hand. While they were taking over the abundant natural wealth of nations.

Their murderous ongoing op needed a cover story.

Enter the disease propagandists.

They established the narrative of a killer virus. HIV.

On October 19, 1985, researcher D. Serwadda announced a new disease in Uganda, with his paper on “Slim,” published in Lancet. The myth of Slim, soon called AIDS, absurdly listed two prominent symptoms: weight loss and diarrhea.

These “symptoms,” of course, have been endemic in parts of Africa for centuries. Among the obvious causes? Contaminated water and severe malnutrition—prolonged and exacerbated by local dictators selling out their countries to foreign corporate invaders, while keeping their own populations too weak to resist.

No virus necessary.

But linking Slim to AIDS to HIV yielded the desired cover.

I wrote about all this in 1988, in my first book, AIDS Inc. I explained that medical covert ops are the most dangerous on the planet, because they appear to be political neutral. They wave no partisan banners. They hide behind the expression of “humanitarian concerns.”

Sealing off West Africa now, under the banner of “stopping the Ebola epidemic and healing the people,” is another chapter in this sordid tale of centuries.

The true objective of the covert op has always been the same: steal the fertile land and the natural resources. Disable, weaken, and destroy the people.

As in all intelligence ops, the classic hallmarks are there: secret hidden objective; cover story; limited hangout (“during the heroic effort, some mistakes were made, lessons were learned”); subtle scapegoating (blame the victims).

The op deploys many unknowing dupes. They follow the script. They believe in it. A few people at the top know the score.

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Les dirigeants pro-français du coup d’Etat en Centrafrique jettent au rebut les accords pétroliers avec la Chine

Djotodia, chef de la coalition rebelle Séléka qui a évincé dernièrement le président de la RCA, François Bozizé.

Djotodia a annoncé vouloir dissoudre le parlement et suspendre la constitution de 2004. « Nous nous engageons à conduire désormais la destinée du peuple centrafricain pendant cette période de transition consensuelle de trois ans… Pendant cette période de transition qui nous conduira à des élections libres, crédibles et transparentes, je vais légiférer par ordonnances, » a-t-il dit.

Djotodia a déjà annoncé vouloir revoir les contrats miniers et pétroliers conclus entre la RCA et la Chine et signés par le gouvernement Bozizé, pour voir « si les choses ont été mal faites et essayer d’y mettre de l’ordre. » De plus, Djotodia a déclaré qu’il inviterait en RCA la France, son ancienne puissance coloniale, aux côtés des Etats-Unis, afin de former à nouveau l’armée officielle qui a été vaincue par la Séléka le week-end dernier.

bloc. « Quand nous avons été malade, l’Union européenne était à notre chevet. Elle ne nous abandonnera pas maintenant. »

Effectivement, Djotodia planifie de remettre les ressources clé de l’économie centrafricaine à l’impérialisme européen.

La situation à laquelle la population de la RCA est confrontée reste catastrophique. La plus grande partie de Bangui manque d’eau et d’électricité et l’unique hôpital en état de fonctionner admet encore 30 blessés par jour. Les Nations unies rapportent que des pénuries alimentaires qui affectent des dizaines de milliers de personnes s’étendent sur tout le pays et que le prix des produits de première nécessité comme le manioc et le riz ont triplé.

D’ores et déjà l’espérance de vie en RCA est d’à peine plus de 40 ans. Seuls 40 pour cent de la population savent lire et écrire et le taux de personnes atteintes du Sida monte en flèche.

La prise de contrôle de Bangui par les rebelles de la Séléka, avec le soutien de la France et des Etats-Unis, représente la toute dernière étape d’une recolonisation qui est cours en Afrique de la part des puissances impérialistes qui sont arrivées sur le devant de la scène grâce à la guerre en Libye. Ceci témoigne du caractère réactionnaire de la politique fondée sur l’ethnie de certaines factions bourgeoises et petites bourgeoises en Afrique et qui sont en permanence manipulées par les puissances impérialistes dans un contexte d’appauvrissement des travailleurs et des masses rurales.

La Séléka (qui signifie « union ») est une coalition de factions dissidentes qui s’était initialement formée en septembre 2012. Leur décision de s’emparer de Bangui a été prise en violation de l’accord de paix global de Libreville qu’elles avaient signé avec le gouvernement en 2008.

Le coup d’Etat organisé par les forces de la Séléka a placé la RCA au cœur d’une lutte d’influence entre les Etats-Unis, la France, l’Afrique du Sud et la Chine.

Alors qu’ils marchaient sur Bangui, contrôlée alors par les forces loyales à Bozizé, les combattants de la Séléka se sont heurtés à un détachement de Forces de défense nationale d’Afrique du Sud (SANDF), inférieur en nombre, qu’ils ont attaqué en faisant 13 morts et 28 blessés.

La future trajectoire de la politique militaire sud africaine en RCA reste imprécise. Un haut gradé d’Ouganda, resté anonyme a dit, « L’intention des sud-africains est de se réorganiser en se redéployant massivement en RCA afin de renverser ces rebelles. Ils ont été humiliés et ils veulent se venger. »

La presse sud-africaine a rapporté que des soldats de la SANDF sont organisés en Ouganda pour une « nouvelle mission » en RCA. Un représentant sud-africain, le colonel Selby Moto, a toutefois mis en garde contre une telle opinion en affirmant que les troupes sud-africaines ne font qu’attendre en Ouganda « qu’une décision de renfort ou de retrait » soit prise par le gouvernement sud-africain à Pretoria. 

« C’est une vraie catastrophe pour l’Afrique du Sud, » a dit à Reuters Thierry Vircoulon, responsable de l’International Crisis Group pour l’Afrique centrale. « Ils n’ont pas compris qu’ils misaient sur le mauvais cheval. »

La défaite des forces sud-africaines et le vol des achats pétroliers chinois étaient tout particulièrement provocateurs et humiliants car survenant en pleine conférence des BRICS (Brésil, Russie, Inde, Chine, Afrique du Sud). Le président chinois Xi Jinping a dit que la Chine allait « intensifier et non affaiblir » ses relations avec l’Afrique, y compris par une augmentation de 20 milliards de dollars de crédit au cours des deux prochaines années.

Le soutien impérialiste pour la Séléka n’est qu’un élément d’une vaste stratégie visant à contenir l’influence grandissante de la Chine sur l’ensemble du continent africain. Jusqu’en 2011, le volume commercial sino-africain avait atteint 166 milliards de dollars, et les exportations africaines vers la Chine dépassaient 90 milliards de dollars. Au moment de la prise de contrôle de la Séléka, Xi était en tournée sur le continent africain où il a signé des accords avec de nombreux pays africains riches en ressources.

Les Etats-Unis ont réagi en émettant quelques critiques sur la prise de contrôle de la Séléka. Samedi, Washington a publié un communiqué affirmant que le gouvernement d’union nationale, dirigé par le premier ministre Nicolas Tiangaye, était « le seul gouvernement légitime » de la RCA. Ils n’ont toutefois pas demandé le rétablissement de Bozizé ni critiqué le vol des ressources pétrolières achetées par des firmes chinoises.

Tiangaye est avocat et membre de la Ligue centrafricaine des droits de l’homme (HRL), un réseau mondial d’agents des droits de l’homme siégeant à Paris et fonctionnant grâce au soutien financier de gouvernements européens et de Washington. Les acteurs politiques de la HRL ont joué un rôle crucial en aidant à organiser et à promouvoir le programme impérialiste en Libye, en Syrie et ailleurs.

Tiangaye est visiblement un instrument digne de confiance de l’impérialisme français en ayant participé à des procès sensibles de responsables africains qui avaient bénéficié du soutien français mais dont Paris s’est par la suite débarrassé. Choisi par l’empereur dictateur de la RCA, Jean-Bedel Bokassa, pour le défendre lors de son procès en 1986, il a aussi défendu les responsables rwandais accusés d’avoir commis le génocide de 1994 au Rwanda.

Thomas Gaist pour Cameroon Voice

AN ONGOING DISASTER: Libya, Africa and Africom

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MORE THAN 50,000 DEATHS

By Dan Glazebrook, GlobalResearch.ca

The scale of the ongoing tragedy visited on Libya by NATO and its allies is becoming horribly clearer with each passing day. Estimates of those killed so far vary, but 50,000 seems like a low estimate; indeed the British Ministry of Defence was boasting that the onslaught had killed 35,000 as early as last May. But this number is constantly growing. The destruction of the state’s forces by British, French and American blitzkrieg has left the country in a state of total anarchy – in the worst possible sense of the word. Having had nothing to unite them other than a temporary willingness to act as NATO’s foot soldiers, the former ‘rebels’ are now turning on each other. 147 were killed in in-fighting in Southern Libya in a single week earlier this year, and in recent weeks government buildings – including the Prime Ministerial compound – have come under fire by ‘rebels’ demanding cash payment for their services. $1.4billion has been paid out already – demonstrating once again that it was the forces of NATO colonialism, not Gaddafi, who were reliant on ‘mercenaries’- but payments were suspended last month due to widespread nepotism. Corruption is becoming endemic – a further $2.5billion in oil revenues that was supposed to have been transferred to the national treasury remains unaccounted for. Libyan resources are now being jointly plundered by the oil multinationals and a handful of chosen families from amongst the country’s new elites; a classic neo-colonial stitch-up. The use of these resources for giant infrastructure projects such as the Great Manmade River, and the massive raising of living standards over the past four decades (Libyan life expectancy rose from 51 to 77 since Gaddafi came to power in 1969) sadly looks to have already become a thing of the past.

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Mineral Resources Are Behind U.S. Interest in Africa

By Nile Bowie, The Intel Hub

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KUALA LUMPUR – As public interest in African affairs briefly found a place in mainstream talking points following a controversial viral video campaign about Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), both the United States and the African Union are mobilizing military forces to Central Africa to counter further threats to civilian safety posed by the group.

Following the US deployment of one hundred military personnel to Uganda in 2011, the African Union has recently announced the deployment of a 5,000-solider brigade to LRA affected areas, tasked with pursuing the group and its leader, Joseph Kony. [1]

In the United States, a new bill co-authored by U.S. Representative Edward Royce has been introduced to the Congress calling for the further expansion of regional military forces into the nations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and the newly formed South Sudan. [2]

Although the Lord’s Resistance Army has been accused of recruiting child soldiers and conducting crimes against humanity throughout its two-decade campaign for greater autonomy against the Ugandan government, the group is presently comprised of less than four hundred soldiers [3] and remains a questionable threat.

Meanwhile, China’s deepening economic engagement in Africa and its crucial role in developing the mining and industrial sectors of several nations is reportedly creating “deep nervousness” in the West, according to David Shinn, former US ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. [4]

As the Obama administration claims to welcome the peaceful rise of China on the world stage, recent policy shifts toward an increased US military presence in several alleged LRA hotspots threaten deepening Chinese commercial activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, widely considered the world’s most resource rich nation. [5]

As China maintains a record of consistently strong economic performance, Washington is crusading against China’s export restrictions on minerals that are crucial components in the production of consumer electronics such as flat-screen televisions, smart phones, laptop batteries, and a host of other products.

As the United States, European Union and Japan project international pressure on the World Trade Organization and the World Bank to block financing for China’s extensive mining projects [6], US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s irresponsible accusations of China perpetuating a creeping “new colonialism” of the African continent remain rather telling. [7]

As China is predicted to formally emerge as the world’s largest economy in 2016 [8], the successful aggregation of African resources remains a key component to its ongoing rivalry with the United States.

[Editor’s note: China and the United States are also facing off in the Asia-Pacific region, especially over the South China Sea Dispute. China rightly points out that America has no right inserting itself into the territorial dispute, but the United States has ignored all of these statements. Instead of pulling back and letting the situation resolve itself, the United States has chosen sides and is now appearing to goad China.]

The villainous branding of Joseph Kony may well be deserved, however it cannot be overstated that the LRA threat is wholly misrepresented in recent pro-intervention US legislation.

The vast majority of LRA attacks have reportedly taken place in the northeastern Bangadi region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, located on the foot of a tri-border expanse between the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

However, the small number of deaths reported by official sources in recent times relies on unconfirmed reports where LRA activity is “presumed” and “suspected” [9].

Considering the Congo’s extreme instability after decades of foreign invasion, falsely crediting the LRA with the region’s longstanding cases of violence for political gain becomes relatively simple for those looking to gain enormous contracts for Congolese resources.

In a 2010 white paper entitled “Critical Raw Materials for the EU,” the European Commission cites the immediate need for reserve supplies of tantalum, cobalt, niobium, and tungsten among others [10]; the US Department of Energy 2010 white paper “Critical Mineral Strategy” also acknowledged the strategic importance of these key components. [11]

In 1980, Pentagon experts acknowledged dire shortages of cobalt, titanium, chromium, tantalum, beryllium, and nickel, eluding that rebel insurgencies in the Congo (referred to as Zaire) inflated the cost of such materials. [12]

Additionally, the US Congressional Budget Office’s 1982 report “Cobalt: Policy Options for a Strategic Mineral” notes that cobalt alloys are critical to the aerospace and weapons industries and that 64% of the world’s cobalt reserves lay in the Katanga Copper Belt, running from southeastern Congo into northern Zambia. [13]

During the Congo Wars of the 1996 to 2003, the United States provided training and arms to Tutsi Rwandan and Ugandan militias who later invaded the Congo’s mineral rich eastern provinces to pursue extremist Hutu militias following the Rwandan genocide.

Although over six million deaths were attributed to the conflict in the Congo [14], findings of the United Nations suggest that neighboring regimes in Ugandan, Rwanda and Burundi benefitted immensely from illegally harvested conflict minerals, later sold to various multinational corporations for use in consumer goods. [15]

The US defense industry relies on high quality metallic alloys indigenous to the region, used primarily in the construction of high-performance jet engines.

The sole piece of legislation authored by President Obama during his time as a Senator was S.B. 2125, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2006; Section 201(6) of the bill specifically calls for the protection of natural resources in the troubled regions of eastern Congo. [16]

The Congo maintains the second lowest GDP per capita despite having an estimated $24 trillion in untapped raw minerals deposits [17]; it holds more than 30% of the world’s diamond reserves [18] and 80% of the world’s coltan [19], the majority of which is exported to China for processing into electronic-grade tantalum powder and wiring. [20]

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