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Prof. Boyle may be wrong, but he may be right: With a Government this Vile and This Secretive We Need to Ask Questions

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A few days ago, I published a short story linking to a PRN.fm radio interview PRN.fm radio interview I did with noted international law attorney Francis Boyle, whom I pointed out was a drafter of the US Biological Weapons and Anti-Terrorism Act passed into law in 1981, which supposedly barred the United States from continuing to keep or to develop new germ warfare weapons.


Boyle told me, on last Wednesday's radio program "This Can't Be Happening!," that he believes the Zaire Ebola strain that is wracking Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea in west Africa, originally came from one of several BSL4-level bio-research labs operated in those countries and funded by a combination of the Center for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health and the US Defense Department, perhaps because of testing of Ebola being conducted there, or because of some containment breach.


Boyle pointed out the oddity that the epidemic is the Zaire strain, which has in the past been limited to Zaire in central Africa, and not a local strain found in fruit bats in west Africa -- the alleged vector that news reports have claimed is being suspected of initiating the outbreak of the disease. As he noted, fruit bats don't migrate, and certainly didn't fly 2200 miles from central Africa to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.


For running this alarming interview with Boyle, I have received some criticism from readers who suggest that Boyle's facts are weak.


Since then I have been checking out some of his claims and suspicions.


One particularly interesting one is his claim that a BSL4 lab handling Zaire Ebola in Kenema, Sierra Leone, was shut down in July by order of the Sierra Leone government.


I have confirmed that, and attach a screen shot from the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation's Facebook Page. This press release declares that the ministry was setting up a new operations center in Freetown for responding to the Ebola crisis, and that in the interim before that center was up and running, all Ebola cases would be brought to a treatment center operated by the government in Kailahun.


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