The mainstream media and African governments are failing the people on their coverage and reporting on the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. What irritates me more is the attitude of some radio talk-show hosts who think they know a lot when they know bugger all. Moreover, they always want to have the last word on all the topics in order to stifle debate.

For example, on Saturday morning (11 October) I sent an sms to one of the commercial radio shows in South Africa which read, “Africans are gullible. Ebola was manmade and airborne and that the US is using the disease for its soldiers to occupy Africa.” The radio host pooh-poohed the views I put forward and commented that I must be joking. I immediately sent a follow up sms which he ignored. On the 14th October 2014, a popular morning SABC radio show that is aired between 6.00hrs and 9.00hrs hosted the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, a Professor and an epidemiologist and the topic of discussion was Ebola. I sent an sms which read, “the media’s and government’s focus on Ebola is wrong and misleading. Focus should be on the US’s Bio Weapons laboratory in Sierra Leone where Ebola originated”. That sms was not read. My letters to the editor on the same subject are not published.

How many radio talk-show hosts, journalists and editors on the African continent, especially in South Africa, know about the death of World Health Organisation (WHO) spokesman, Glenn Thomas, who worked for WHO at the US Bio Weapons laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone? For the record, WHO is funded by the Rockefellers. Glenn Thomas was killed on board Malaysian plane Flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine. Do they know why he was killed? Glenn Thomas worked at the US’s Bio Weapons laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone where it is reported that it’s where the new strain of the Ebola virus was created. Thomas was going to present a lecture at an AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, and who knows what he was going to reveal over there? It has been reported that Glenn Thomas died with other 108 (a hundred and eight) AIDS researchers on board Malaysian Flight MH17.

The report I read further reveals that six key people in the AIDS research world were also killed in the MH17 crash, including Joep Lange and his wife Jacqueline van Tongeren from the Armsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. The report continues to state that Lange was called a giant in the AIDS research field which means he knew that the HIV vaccine is a bioweapon causing AIDS and would, therefore, have understood the implications of unleashing Ebola not just on Africa but on the world through experimental vaccines as the Welcome Trust has recently demanded. Welcome Trust is described as a global charitable organisatiion involved in biomedical research and “investigating” health and disease in humans and animals. I suggest ‘investigating’ should be read to mean experimenting.

How many talk-show hosts, editors and journalists in South Africa know that it was because of the Ebola outbreak that the Sierra Leone government ordered that facility to be closed down and ordered Tulane University to stop Ebola testing and the US Bio Weapons laboratory at Kenema in Sierra Leone to be relocated in response to growing anger from locals? Kenema Government Hospital has links to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and George Soros Foundation. The US biodefence scientists have been working on viral fevers such as Ebola for decades at the Sierra Leone government hospital. It is known that this lab has been working on developing various strains of Ebola for more than forty years at that bioweapons lab. This Sierra Leone lab was quickly shut down to avoid police investigation. George Soros who is a friend of Sierra Leone President, Ernest Bai Koroma, is a huge investor in the Ebola triangle of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Why don’t the know-it-all radio talk-show hosts, editors and journalists especially in South Africa, inform their listeners and readers that the Pentagon and Tekmira Pharmaceutical Corporation funded clinical Ebola trials on healthy adults just before the outbreak occurred? Why don’t they report that WHO and Centers for Disease Control documents show that most of the Ebola outbreaks have so far occurred in hospitals?

How many talk-show hosts, journalists and editors have read or know about Dr Leonard Horowitz’s best selling book titled “Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola: Nature, Accident or Intentional?” Or Gordon Thomas’ “Secrets and Lies: A History of CIA Mind Control and Germ Warfare?” The US has been cooking chemical and biological weapons at Fort Detrick since the 1950’s. When these talk-show hosts, editors and journalists are confronted with such information they resort to the narrative that says it belongs in the realm of conspiracy theories. Frankly such an argument is banal and manifests denial and massive brainwashing on the part of those who advance it as their defense.

The media and African governments are covering up for the US government and WHO instead of confronting the issue of the genesis of Ebola head on and telling the US government and WHO not to use Africa as a testing ground for germ warfare experiments and desist from using Africans as guinea pigs. Sierra Leone should be told not to relocate the US Bio Weapons laboratory from Kenema to elsewhere rather it must close it down forthwith.

By Sam Ditshego
The writer is a Senior Researcher at the Pan Africanist Research Institute (PARI) and writes in his personal capacity.