Vested Interests in Ebola
by PD Lawton, 22 July 2019
The World Health Organization recently declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo as an international health emergency. Ebola is a disease described as an haemorrhagic fever which leads to internal bleeding and worse. As it is contagious it is caused by a pathogen which presumably attacks the blood cells and weakens the cell walls causing internal bleeding. There is also the theory that the condition has been weaponized and is being used in biological warfare. There is a very high possibility that Ebola is a bioweapon.
Just last week the American House of Representatives ordered the Pentagon to reveal if the Department of Defense used insects to deliver pathogenic bioweapons between the period 1950-1975.
Pandemic hype versus real change
The last major outbreak of Ebola was in 2014 and involved the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
In 2014 a Liberian national newspaper, the Daily Observer, ran an article by a Liberian doctor, Cyril E. Broderick entitled `Ebola, AIDS Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?`
The article linked the outbreak of 2014 to experiments in a laboratory in Sierra Leone .
The 2014 outbreak was accompanied by a meltdown response in America and Europe . While the Western world was temporarilly paralyzed by the threat of Ebola reaching Europe or America, it is only China that has assisted these countries with any meaningful development since. China has been assisting all three countries to develop their physical economies.
Instead of medical professionals, the Western international response was boots on the ground with 20 000 American and British soldiers deployed to the region. An aerial surveillance program came next with drones monitoring all movement.
The timing of the 2014 Ebola outbreak was questioned by many.
This writer connected the Ebola outbreak at the time to the discovery of alluvial diamonds (of a particularly large size and quality) on the Liberian/ Sierra Leonean border.
Along that line of thinking, the Congo had a case of Ebola Elections last year.
Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC) took place on the 30 December having encountered numerous delays such as a fire in a warehouse which destroyed voting equipment. The elections were important as they marked the end of President Joseph Kabila`s government which had been in power since 2001 when he took over office from his father Laurent Kabila.
The first case of Ebola in this recent outbreak was reported in August 2018, just four months prior to the election date which was originally set for the 23 December.
The eastern Congo where the current ebola outbreak started and is currently situated is traditionally a UDPS ( Union for Democracy and Social Progress) stronghold. The UDPS is the party of Felix Tshiseskedi, the new president of the DRC. Felix Tshisekedi is the son of Etienne Tshisekedi who founded UDPS and was a long time opposition leader during both former president Kabila`s time and during that of Mobutu Sese Seko.
In order for Felix Tshisekedi`s win to be accepted by the West, the newly elected government had to endure a spectacular show of lies and manipulation, as Tshisekedi was not supposed to have won. Western governments were condeming the elections as rigged. Tshisekedi`s opposition candidate was Martin Fayulu who up until 2018 was not widely known either inside or outside the DRC. He is a former Exxon Mobil executive and was at the last minute, put in place of another political candidate, Moise Katumbi ,who was Washington and London`s favourite until he was barred from the election on corruption charges.
Fayulu and his handlers in London and Washington proved to be bad-losers and had the election results contested in the country`s Constitutional Court. So desperate were they to get Fayulu into a government position that the debate was started for a government of national unity to unite the supposedly divided Congolese nation.
The media, the SABC (South African State Broadcasting) were used to embroil the SADC region ( Southern African Development Community) in the Fayulu furore. They deliberately mis-quoted Lindiwe Sisulu, the South African Spokeswoman for SADC and made out that SADC were supporting the idea of a government of national unity as a solution to what was called a crisis in DRC.
The elections had been , contrary to what was being said, very well run and by and large, very peaceful. The Kabila government had done an excellent job with the entire electoral process.
Thanks to President Hage Geingob of Namibia, President Edward Lungu of Zambia and Lindiwe Sisulu this political game was stopped and it was made clear that all members of the SADC region congratulated and supported the Congolese nation and choice of government in the candidate of Felix Tshisekedi.
The inauguaration took place and more nonsence followed as a story was circulated that Tshisekedi had entered into a secret alliance with Kabila during the Geneva talks held in 2018. The story was baseless and ridiculous, it did nothing other than to undermine the country`s stability and the new presidency.
As a result of the Ebola outbreak in August 2018, restrictions were put in place within the Great Kivu region. Because of this, it was not possible for 1.2 million people to vote. Those 1.2 million voters were most likely to have voted for Tshisekedi as the region is traditionally a UDPS stronghold.
Low Intensity Wars and Electric Cars
The Great Kivu region is high altitude and volcanic, because of volcanic activity thousands of years ago the region is very rich in rare earth minerals. These are used in digital technology, computers, cell phones and electric cars. With Congo having the greatest deposits of these minerals it is cause for low intensity war to supply what will be an ever increasing demand as digital technology and electric cars are the future.
War to the region and to the Congolese is nothing new. The most conservative estimate for the number of people who have died directly as a result of warfare since 1997 and the deposing of Mobutu, is 5 million. Other figures are 8 million and higher.
One of Tshisekedi`s first acts as president was to ask for more UN assistance in stopping the armed militias of Great Kivu region. The problem is the UN presence of MONUSCO is not welcome by all or trusted by all. The greater problem may be that the entire regional economy runs on blackmarket minerals and that just about everyone is in on it.
The militia groups of which there are over 70, are security units. They run security for mining operations, either sites or routes ( logistics).
The region`s low intensity war has been ongoing since the late 1990s.In 2005 conflict escalated. This was in retaliation for a major copper mining right being handed to a Chinese firm by Joseph Kabila`s administration.
Maintaining a state of low intensity war in the DRC is a means of keeping the country destabilized and unable to proceed forward economically while socially this is a cause for discontent and division.
Keeping the Great Lakes Region (Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC) in a constant state of destabilization has been the objective for the past three decades.These countries have all managed to now stabilize, leaving only the eastern Congo as a problem. The City of London has historically run the raw materials market for world minerals.
Current times are offering Africa ( and the world) an entirely new paradigm. China`s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is offering Africa the chance to become what it should always have been, an equal partner in the world economy and President Tshisekedi`s government is keen for the DRC to fully participate.
This outbreak of Ebola, if intentional, is a reflection of people who know they are losing. It is also a reflection that Congo`s development and participation in the BRI is urgently needed which means for many in Great Kivu, building bridges with Rwanda in words and deeds.
On a cautionary note there is understandable concern by many people that vaccines are harmful. It is not that vaccines per se are harmful, it is by whom and how they are manufactured. It may be reassuring for many to know that Russia have now developed an Ebola vaccine which operates on a different principle to standard vaccines.