The first Ebola patient in the United States will lead to calls for the development of a vaccine.

Last week Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told the Global Health Security Agenda summit the Pentagon has a longstanding research program on infectious disease, including Ebola. Hagel said the Defense Department will now begin clinical trials for a vaccine candidate.

“On Wednesday,” Hagel said, “we received approval to begin safety testing for one [Ebola] vaccine candidate that will be conducted here at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.”

The Pentagon is funding an Ebola vaccine under a $140 million project with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian company.

In August an “experimental serum” was administered to Christian aid workers infected in Liberia. The “mysterious treatment” was produced by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., a company based in San Diego, California. Its antibody research is funded by the U.S. Army.

“The most fascinating aspect of the Ebola vaccine manufacturing process is how quickly they have brought it to the trials phase,” writes Dave Mihalovic for Prevent Disease. “It is virtually impossible for vaccine manufacturers to produce and deliver these drugs in the timeline they have proposed. It typically takes several years from the point of initial vaccine development to human clinical trials, a process which the manufacturers claim is being done in weeks and months. The only way it would have been possible was through years of planning and procurement.”

Ebola: Collaboration Between the Pentagon and Pharmaceutical Corporations

The Pentagon’s interest in Ebola – a disease that until this week remained confined to third world countries in Africa – is suspicious, Mihalovic writes.

It is clear that the US government has been keeping tabs on Ebola for a while now. It holds the patents on a strain of the Ebola virus known as Bundibugyo (EboBun) that was found in Uganda. It is although not clear whether it is the same strain that has created the current epidemic. The patent, awarded in October 2012 to five scientists led by Jonathan S Towner, is now deposited with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Daily Observer, the largest newspaper in Liberia, speculated in early September that the virus was unleashed on unsuspecting Africans by the Pentagon and pharmaceutical corporations.

“Reports narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus,” writes Dr. Cyril Broderick, a former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry.

Broderick claims Ebola is a genetically modified organism designed by the “American Military-Medical-Industry that conducts biological weapons tests under the guise of administering vaccinations to control diseases” in Africa and other third world countries. Broderick also claims the World Health Organization and other United Nations agencies “have been implicated in selecting and enticing African countries to participate in the testing events” and are “promoting vaccinations.”

M. Durga Prasad of India’s Defense Research & Development Organization recently raised the hackles of the establishment media when he said the Ebola outbreak could be part of a biological warfare program.

U.S. Government Has Tested Pathogens and Radiation on Civilians

Considering the track record of the U.S, government a deliberate Ebola pandemic designed to enrich transnational pharmaceutical corporations and put forward a police state agenda is not out of the question.

The CIA and the U.S. military have released deadly viruses on the public numerous times in the past. The CIA released the whooping cough virus in Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1955, and the U.S. Navy sprayed San Francisco with bacterial pathogens, resulting in citizens contracting pneumonia. In Georgia and Florida, the U.S. Army released  millions of mosquitoes to spread yellow fever and dengue fever. “The swarm left Americans struggling with fevers, typhoid, respiratory problems, and the worst, stillborn children,” writes Robert Wabash.

In 2010, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for syphilis research conducted by the U.S. government on Guatemalans. Earlier her husband, then president Bill Clinton, formally apologized for the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, the “longest nontherapeutic experiment on human beings” in the history of medicine and public health.

The U.S. government oversaw Agent Orange tests on prisoners, subjected soldiers to atomic bomb radiation, infected Puerto Rican citizens with cancer cells, and performed a series of irradiation experiments on non-consenting, poor, black cancer patients.

Considering this insidious track record it is entirely conceivable the government would infect poor Africans with Ebola in order to field test a vaccine developed by the U.S. Army and subsequently manufactured by multinational pharmaceutical corporations.

It is also conceivable the U.S. government would use a pandemic, or the threat of a pandemic, to declare martial law and institute a police state in America.

“Gun confiscations and martial law are both plausible government responses to an Ebola outbreak in America considering recent policies by the Obama administration and the fact that the military has been preparing for domestic deployment for the past several years,” Kit Daniels wrote for in August.

The New York Times and the establishment media are attempting to dismiss concerns about the agenda of the “American Military-Medical-Industry” as baseless and dangerous conspiracy theories.

“As we’ve seen in the case of vaccines, circulating correct information about the causes and treatment of Ebola — as the W.H.O. and national governments are trying to do — has not been enough to erase these myths,” the newspaper opined on August 25.

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