Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Ebola discoverer: 'Without a vaccine I’m not sure we can stop Ebola’

Prof Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus, never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis

A member of the Liberian Red Cross 'burial' team  in Monrovia this month
A member of the Liberian Red Cross 'burial' team in Monrovia this month Photo: Marcus DiPaola/NurPhoto/Rex
THE EBOLA VIRUS – its very name seems to have come straight from the heart of darkness – is striking fear across the globe. It has killed (officially) 4,546 people out of 9,191 infected since the first case in West Africa in December 2013, but it now poses a risk to millions. Yesterday, David Cameron, the Prime Minister, described it as the “biggest health threat to the world in a generation”. A politician’s soundbite, or the stark reality?
The Belgian scientist who co‑discovered the virus is phlegmatic. Professor Peter Piot, now director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, says there is good news – and bad. Back in September 1976, he was a 27‑year-old researcher at a microbiology laboratory in Antwerp when he identified the new pathogen. He discovered it in vials of blood taken from a Flemish missionary nun in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), who had died of a mysterious illness that was killing scores of people. Prof Piot flew out a few days later, part of a team who would track the virus to its source – fruit bats – in the rainforest.
Microbiologist Professor Peter Piot co-discovered the virus (REUTERS)
He saw the effects of the disease rampaging through a remote jungle community of Yambuku, and witnessed the agonising prelude to death, of fever, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhoea and haemorrhage. The worm-shaped virus, consisting of just seven genes, attacks the immune system and dissolves the body’s blood vessels. Most people who are infected die within a month.
Prof Piot knew then that he was dealing with something new and unusual, but he had not yet realised it was a virus that had the potential to kill millions.
“I could never, ever have imagined then that we would have a major epidemic from this virus,” Prof Piot, now 65, says. “In 38 years we had maybe 1,500 deaths – say 40 a year. That is not a public health crisis. I never thought it would come to the point that we see today.”
Despite its terrifying nature, Ebola – named after a small river near the village where the nun died – is actually a poor candidate for the “Apocalypse virus” beloved of Hollywood epics. And Prof Piot insists that it is still impossible to predict how bad the African epidemic will become.
He says that he likes to “put myself in the mind of the virus”. And if you are an Ebola virus then “we humans make a very, very bad host. You need to jump to another host in a week because your host is dead”.
Paradoxically, it is the very virulence of Ebola – it rapidly incapacitates its victims and kills between 50 and 70 per cent of them – that has meant all outbreaks predating this one have rapidly burnt themselves out. A virus wants its host to stay alive and mobile for as long as possible, so it can infect other people. With Ebola, once the symptoms start, you will not be going anywhere (one of the reasons that screening air passengers arriving in the UK may be pointless). Ebola is also hard to catch – it requires direct contact with bodily fluids, and you cannot infect others until you are symptomatic.
So what has changed? Earlier outbreaks occurred in remote areas of the Congo, a vast, sparsely populated nation with few roads. Such places are a form of natural quarantine, says Prof Piot, and after killing a few dozen people – most often doctors and nurses, who are most likely to be exposed to infection – these outbreaks subsided.
But the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the current outbreak has taken root, are very different. More densely populated and urban, with better transport links, they have young, mobile populations who depend heavily on West Africa’s vast fleet of shared taxis to get around (a major transmission risk, not least when they were used to transport infected corpses for burial).
Even so, Prof Piot is convinced that the world could have brought the disease rapidly under control months ago if prompt action had been taken. The World Health Organisation reacted too late, he says, and by the time the seriousness of the outbreak was fully realised it was heading out of control. According to one estimate, it will cost around £1 billion a month to build and staff the treatment centres needed to isolate a notional 100,000 patients, quarantine their contacts and prevent the disease from spreading. So far, despite vague pledges, the international community has given nothing like enough.
“The problem with Ebola is that it is not over until the last patient is either dead or has recovered,” Prof Piot says. “Actually, I thought this outbreak was dying out in May, in Guinea. Then a famous woman, a traditional healer, died, and at her funeral hundreds of people touched the body. Then there was this explosion in three countries.”
The spread of Ebola is, of course, fuelled by the fact that the nations affected have no health systems to speak of (in 2010 there were only 51 doctors in the whole of Liberia) and that traditional funeral practices involve the touching and kissing of the deceased.
“Can it be stopped? It will be a bumpy ride. I am worried for West Africa. We will see a decline in cases eventually, but without a vaccine I am not sure we can stop it.”
Several companies are fast-tracking vaccines: two in particular, one being developed in Canada and one by GlaxoSmithKline in Britain, hold promise. But yesterday GSK said their vaccine would be “too late” for this outbreak and probably not available until late 2015.
Healthcare workers are likely to be the first recipients, as it is Ebola’s ability to strike the very people caring for victims that has contributed to the spread. “Ebola has literally destroyed the health services in these countries,” Prof Piot says. As a result, it is quite possible that more people have died as a result of the lack of treatment for other diseases, such as malaria, than of Ebola itself.
Prof Piot admits to being “very worried” about Africa, but remains optimistic that Ebola will not be a major problem in the West. “Even in Nigeria, when they had a small epidemic, it was quickly contained. The authorities acted promptly, including a non-negotiable quarantine. Also, in Congo, a recent outbreak was contained… and Congo is not the best-organised country in the world.”
However, he agrees that if the African outbreak continues to spread, it is inevitable that cases will occur elsewhere. “If it does get to the UK, I am convinced that we can contain it.” He is also dismissive of claims made by several scientists that the virus could become airborne, pointing to the Aids virus as an example: “Even though it has had millions of passages through humans, HIV is still transmitted in the same way it always was.”
He is more worried that Ebola will mutate into a less virulent strain (something that is more likely as it spreads through a larger population) – one that may only kill 30 per cent of those infected. “That may well lead to more secondary cases [because more infected people will be mobile for longer].”
There is no evidence that the virus is becoming more virulent and reports that the death rate have risen from 50 to 70 per cent are a result of insufficient data during the early days of the outbreak, Prof Piot insists. A strong public health message is being broadcast by local radio stations and there are signs that dangerous practices, such as open coffins at funerals, are on the wane.
There is some truth in the Prime Minister’s assertion yesterday. Ebola has killed thousands of Africans and will kill tens of thousands more, possibly millions, before it is brought under control. It has the potential to destroy the economies of some of the poorest nations on Earth (Sierra Leone’s nascent tourist industry is probably now dead) and spread to other continents where millions live in poverty.
But there is hope, too, says Prof Piot. “Change in behaviour has to come from within these communities, not from a bunch of white doctors telling people what to do.”
And we need to spend the money. A billion pounds a month sounds a lot, but it is eight times less than the world spends on video games. We can’t afford not to defeat Ebola.
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US works on military 'scenarios' near our borders - Russian defense minister

US works on military 'scenarios' near our borders - Russian defense minister

Published time: October 17, 2014 05:59
Edited time: October 17, 2014 18:42

.S. soldiers deployed in Latvia perform during a drill at Adazi military base October 14, 2014. (Reuters / Ints Kalnins)
The US is working on military ‘scenarios’ near Russia’s border, Russia's defense minister warned after his American counterpart said the US must be ready to deal with “a revisionist Russia” and its “modern and capable army on NATO’s doorstep.”
READ MORE: New NATO chief reassures Poland amidst Ukraine crisis
Sergey Shoigu expressed “grave concern” and “surprise” at US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s Wednesday speech during the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference, which declared that US armed forces "must deal with a revisionist Russia - with its modern and capable army - on NATO's doorstep.”
"Chuck Hagel's thesis on the necessity for the American army to 'deal' with 'modern and capable' Russian armed forces on NATO's doorstep is of grave concern," TASS quoted Shoigu as saying. "This testifies to the fact that the Pentagon is working on scenarios for operations at the borders of our country.”
"I know US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel personally. That is why his speech at the US Army annual meeting in which he called Russia the main enemy surprised all of us, to put it mildly,” Shoigu noted.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov)
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov)
The minister examined some of the recent conflicts US has been involved in, including Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Syria, and asserted that “the regions in which the United States tries to promote democracy has a trend to fall into bloody chaos after the US accomplishes its missions.”
In terms of new threats at NATO’s borders, Shoigu said it is the US that has been “stubbornly approaching … closer to our doors.”
Shoigu proposed “unbiased and impartial dialogue” instead of “escalation of tensions behind someone’s backs.”
Washington responded on Thursday, stating that the US did not issue any threats in Hagel’s speech.
"There were no threatening comments in that speech aimed at any country," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said at a briefing on Thursday. He added that it would be "imprudent" for the US "not to be thinking about the kinds of readiness capabilities we need to have throughout Europe because we have significant treaty commitments through NATO to our allies there."

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images / AFP)
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images / AFP)
Relations between Russia and NATO have been tense since the alliance accused Russia of getting involved in the Ukrainian conflict, a claim Russia has continuously denied.
Following Crimea's reunification with Russia in March, the US and Europe bombarded Russia with sanctions and NATO significantly increased its military presence near Russia's borders, especially in Poland and the former Soviet Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
Meanwhile, deputy commanding general of US Army Europe, Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt said on Thursday that there has a been a shift from meeting demands for Iraq and Afghanistan wars to "operational preparedness" in Europe through joint exercises and training via rotational deployments to Eastern Europe.
And US will have to do that with around 31,000 troops in Europe, Piatt said.
In the future US Army Europe wants to bring over a heavy brigade combat team and leave all the equipment in Europe after the exercise is finished for follow-on forces, the general added.

U.S. soldiers deployed in Latvia perform during a drill at Adazi military base October 14, 2014. (Reuters / Ints Kalnins)
U.S. soldiers deployed in Latvia perform during a drill at Adazi military base October 14, 2014. (Reuters / Ints Kalnins)
READ MORE: US tanks arrive in Latvia to ward off ‘perceived’ Russian threat (VIDEO)
On Thursday US tanks arrived in Latvia in an apparent show of strength against Moscow. The machines are being deployed across the Baltic States and Poland over the next two weeks and will be used for training exercises.
Latvians, as well as their Baltic neighbors and Poland have welcomed the deployment of the troops and tanks as a deterrent to the perceived threat of Russia. This is one of the largest placements of US military forces into part of the former Soviet Union.

Barack Obama and Ebola, Nigeria, Liberia, Boko Haram, the Islamic State and the Muslim Brotherhood: What the Public is Not Being Told, and Why It Matters to the Fate of America

Barack Obama and Ebola, Nigeria, Liberia, Boko Haram, the Islamic State and the Muslim Brotherhood: What the Public is Not Being Told, and Why It Matters to the Fate of America

Ebola, Nigeria, Liberia and Boko Haram: What the Public is Not Being Told, and Why It Matters to the Fate of America

With the continual barrage of news coverage regarding the Islamic State, Ukraine and now Ebola here in the U.S., I have neglected to maintain an updated blog, and for that, you have my apologies. As much as this has been an issue, I also took a little time prior to the first acknowledged patient flown here from Liberia to escape what today is a constant fear that our world is burning around us and that there is nothing I personally can do aside from disseminate details in providing awareness to stop it all, period. When you battle depression as part of bipolar disorder, you do so with the understanding that you must understand what and where your limitations lie; it is a fact of life for me, and one that I constantly am learning through trial and error to maintain an equilibrium that is healthy. 
What do we know about Ebola? Well, that is the key issue: we don't. The federal government not only is continually stonewalling the media by changing the daily talking points as to what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta claim is the issue, but also in what has become a potentially deadly narrative where the American people are being informed that all details to this, to President Obama unilaterally declaring amnesty through an executive order as well other issues with the "wag the dog" war against the Islamic State, a subject of equally grave consequences to the American people that will have to be the subject of the different blog. 
A Brief History of Ebola: 40 Years and Counting in Africa

What is known about Ebola with regards to its earliest known presence in Africa, how it is believe to have manifested and what are we seeing today that visualizes equally as deceptively as it is through the World Health Organization's equally incompetent handling of the disease? For the official word, I will provide the WHO's own data, and you can  read and determine yourself how much you actually believe is truth and what is really fiction:

Ebola virus disease
Fact sheet N°103

Updated September 2014

Key facts

  • Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
  • The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
  • The average EVD case fatality rate is around 50%. Case fatality rates have varied from 25% to 90% in past outbreaks.
  • The first EVD outbreaks occurred in remote villages in Central Africa, near tropical rainforests, but the most recent outbreak in west Africa has involved major urban as well as rural areas.
  • Community engagement is key to successfully controlling outbreaks. Good outbreak control relies on applying a package of interventions, namely case management, surveillance and contact tracing, a good laboratory service, safe burials and social mobilisation.
  • Early supportive care with rehydration, symptomatic treatment improves survival. There is as yet no licensed treatment proven to neutralise the virus but a range of blood, immunological and drug therapies are under development.
  • There are currently no licensed Ebola vaccines but 2 potential candidates are undergoing evaluation.


The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nzara, Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter occurred in a village near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name.
The current outbreak in west Africa, (first cases notified in March 2014), is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976. There have been more cases and deaths in this outbreak than all others combined. It has also spread between countries starting in Guinea then spreading across land borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia, by air (1 traveller only) to Nigeria, and by land (1 traveller) to Senegal.
The most severely affected countries, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have very weak health systems, lacking human and infrastructural resources, having only recently emerged from long periods of conflict and instability. On August 8, the WHO Director-General declared this outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
A separate, unrelated Ebola outbreak began in Boende, Equateur, an isolated part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The virus family Filoviridae includes 3 genera: Cuevavirus, Marburgvirus, and Ebolavirus. There are 5 species that have been identified: Zaire, Bundibugyo, Sudan, Reston and Taï Forest. The first 3, Bundibugyo ebolavirus, Zaire ebolavirus, and Sudan ebolavirus have been associated with large outbreaks in Africa. The virus causing the 2014 west African outbreak belongs to the Zaire species.


It is thought that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are natural Ebola virus hosts. Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest.
Ebola then spreads through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids.
Health-care workers have frequently been infected while treating patients with suspected or confirmed EVD. This has occurred through close contact with patients when infection control precautions are not strictly practiced.
Burial ceremonies in which mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased person can also play a role in the transmission of Ebola.
People remain infectious as long as their blood and body fluids, including semen and breast milk, contain the virus. Men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery from illness.

Symptoms of Ebola virus disease

The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms is 2 to 21 days. Humans are not infectious until they develop symptoms. First symptoms are the sudden onset of fever fatigue, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, symptoms of impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding (e.g. oozing from the gums, blood in the stools). Laboratory findings include low white blood cell and platelet counts and elevated liver enzymes.


It can be difficult to distinguish EVD from other infectious diseases such as malaria, typhoid fever and meningitis. Confirmation that symptoms are caused by Ebola virus infection are made using the following investigations:
  • antibody-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
  • antigen-capture detection tests
  • serum neutralization test
  • reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay
  • electron microscopy
  • virus isolation by cell culture.
Samples from patients are an extreme biohazard risk; laboratory testing on non-inactivated samples should be conducted under maximum biological containment conditions.

Treatment and vaccines

Supportive care-rehydration with oral or intravenous fluids- and treatment of specific symptoms, improves survival. There is as yet no proven treatment available for EVD. However, a range of potential treatments including blood products, immune therapies and drug therapies are currently being evaluated. No licensed vaccines are available yet, but 2 potential vaccines are undergoing human safety testing.

Prevention and control

Good outbreak control relies on applying a package of interventions, namely case management, surveillance and contact tracing, a good laboratory service, safe burials and social mobilisation. Community engagement is key to successfully controlling outbreaks. Raising awareness of risk factors for Ebola infection and protective measures that individuals can take is an effective way to reduce human transmission. Risk reduction messaging should focus on several factors:
  • Reducing the risk of wildlife-to-human transmission from contact with infected fruit bats or monkeys/apes and the consumption of their raw meat. Animals should be handled with gloves and other appropriate protective clothing. Animal products (blood and meat) should be thoroughly cooked before consumption.
  • Reducing the risk of human-to-human transmission from direct or close contact with people with Ebola symptoms, particularly with their bodily fluids. Gloves and appropriate personal protective equipment should be worn when taking care of ill patients at home. Regular hand washing is required after visiting patients in hospital, as well as after taking care of patients at home.
  • Outbreak containment measures including prompt and safe burial of the dead, identifying people who may have been in contact with someone infected with Ebola, monitoring the health of contacts for 21 days, the importance of separating the healthy from the sick to prevent further spread, the importance of good hygiene and maintaining a clean environment.

Controlling infection in health-care settings:

Health-care workers should always take standard precautions when caring for patients, regardless of their presumed diagnosis. These include basic hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (to block splashes or other contact with infected materials), safe injection practices and safe burial practices.
Health-care workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus should apply extra infection control measures to prevent contact with the patient’s blood and body fluids and contaminated surfaces or materials such as clothing and bedding. When in close contact (within 1 metre) of patients with EBV, health-care workers should wear face protection (a face shield or a medical mask and goggles), a clean, non-sterile long-sleeved gown, and gloves (sterile gloves for some procedures).
Laboratory workers are also at risk. Samples taken from humans and animals for investigation of Ebola infection should be handled by trained staff and processed in suitably equipped laboratories.

WHO response

WHO aims to prevent Ebola outbreaks by maintaining surveillance for Ebola virus disease and supporting at-risk countries to developed preparedness plans. The document provides overall guidance for control of Ebola and Marburg virus outbreaks:
When an outbreak is detected WHO responds by supporting surveillance, community engagement, case management, laboratory services, contact tracing, infection control, logistical support and training and assistance with safe burial practices.
WHO has developed detailed advice on Ebola infection prevention and control:

Table: Chronology of previous Ebola virus disease outbreaks

YearCountryEbolavirus speciesCasesDeathsCase fatality
2012Democratic Republic of CongoBundibugyo572951%
2008Democratic Republic of CongoZaire321444%
2007Democratic Republic of CongoZaire26418771%
2003 (Nov-Dec)CongoZaire352983%

2003 (Jan-Apr)CongoZaire14312890%

1996South Africa (ex-Gabon)Zaire11100%
1996 (Jul-Dec)GabonZaire604575%

1996 (Jan-Apr)GabonZaire312168%

1995Democratic Republic of CongoZaire31525481%
1994Cote d'IvoireTaï Forest100%
1977Democratic Republic of CongoZaire11100%
1976Democratic Republic of CongoZaire31828088%

For more information contact:

WHO Media centre

Telephone: +41 22 791 2222

Take note exactly which regions are the most prevalent regarding its diffusion. Now, pay very close attention to the Islamic State's map of what it wants the world to be organized and by their titles within the next five years:
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Above: The Islamic State's "final" map of its global caliphate.

As my favorite history professor used to ask rhetorically, "Who cares?" Well, you will very shortly. Where you read of the following nations' locations in Africa are all in the Maghreb, which is where Boko Haram - a fellow Sunni terrorist cell also aligned with al-Qaeda, Hamas, the Taliban, al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State - has claimed to have established a caliphate. The common link is the parent of all major Sunni terrorist organizations: the Muslim Brotherhood. This will be far more significant and, indeed, pose America's gravest threat to it existence as a free nation in our history should it be confirmed as true. Just today, The Times of Israel reported of an Ebola scare from a civilian having returned from that region. That patient has since tested negative for the disease.

You might ask that alongside Liberia and Nigeria, how many nations are are in the Islamic State's designed map? Well, below will be each one posted:

Above is the map of the al-Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) region's sphere of influence. Islamic terrorism has connections to other cells globally, which makes it difficult to track without maintaining close tabs on banking transactions as well as state-sponsors of terrorism. Boko Haram has connections to al-Qaeda through this regional strongarm; it is how it was empowered and strengthened to engage in genocidal terror.

Where does the Obama administration fit in? Read below The Nigerian Voice, as the taste in your mouth will sour:
US Withdraws Military Assistance To Nigeria Over Baga, Human Rights Violations
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 02, (THEWILL) – The United States Government has withdrawn military assistance to Nigeria citing various human rights violations by Nigerian security forces, particularly the military which is currently engulfed in a controversy over the killing of dozens and destruction of hundreds of residences in Baga, a town in Borno State during a clash with members of the Boko Haram.
The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Terence P. McCulley in a private meeting Thursday in Abuja with about ten members of the human rights community in Nigeria disclosed the US government position.
The US supports the Nigerian military and security agencies with training, intelligence and weapons.
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report released in Johannesburg, South Africa, said its investigations into the fighting in Baga, showed that 183 people were killed, contrary to the claims by the military, which also investigated the incident and has maintained that 36 persons and a soldier died in the clash.
HRW which cited a community leader as its source, also said its analysis of satellite images of Baga, before and after the clash, showed that 2,275 buildings, majority of which were likely residences, were razed by fire with another 125 severely damaged.
THEWILL gathered from a source at the meeting who opted to remain anonymous that the Ambassador called the meeting to feel the pulse of the human rights community over the violations of basic rights of citizens by security forces under the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
As the meeting progressed, Mr. Terrence announced to the activists that the US congress had previously passed a law that bars the United States from rendering military assistance to any government that violates basic rights of citizens. He said the Obama led US government has therefore ceased to assist Nigeria militarily in obedience to the law.
The source said Mr. Terence listened as his visitors expressed frustrations with the Nigerian government over its inability to bring to justice security operatives that have violated rights of fellow citizens.
The source further told THEWILL that the activists pleaded with the US Ambassador to cancel any invitation extended to President Goodluck Jonathan to attend any meetings of global world leaders in protest of the nation’s worsening human rights record.
The Ambassador however agreed with their position and assured the rights activists of the US government’s unflinching support for democracy and the rights of citizens. He assured them that their position would be communicated to the Department of State headed by Senator John Kerry.
Some of the activists at the meeting include Mr. Clement Nwankwo, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko of the Human Rights Writers' Association of Nigeria; Kole Shettima of the MacArthur Foundation and Auwal Rafsanjani of the Executive Director at Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) amongst others.
Still further is the concern from Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, who declared that once President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian, leaves office, a Muslim president will assume the office. Will a caliphate solidify in the region, as Boko Haram has pocket cells across neighboring states?
The Possibility of Nigerian Partition
The crisis created by the Nigerian government’s inability to cope with the Boko Haram threat has led some of the country’s Christian intellectuals and politicians to maintain that Nigeria has no future as a unified state. They note that the developed parts of Nigeria are mostly in Christian-populated areas, and call for a partition if necessary. Nigerian Muslims, for their part, continue to support the unified state. Their complacent attitude toward the jihadists could change, however, when President Goodluck’s tenure ends in February 2015 and a Muslim president is elected instead.
It is this potentially explosive situation that has prompted the concern of the Western powers. A partitioned Nigeria would have dire implications for the stability of the neighboring regimes and for world energy supplies, since Nigeria is the sixth largest producer of crude oil. Irredentist effects could be expected in Mali, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, and further afield in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Subduing Boko Haram is in the West’s interest and could become its top priority in Africa.8
The Telegraph from the United Kingdom published an article of their connection on February 5, 2012, some eight months prior to the Benghazi embassy's raid by the AQIM:
Al-Qaeda’s hand in Boko Haram's deadly Nigerian attacks
Al-Qaeda operatives in North Africa have helped to transform Boko Haram into a terrorist group capable of killing hundreds in sophisticated attacks.
By David Blair, Abuja
8:48PM GMT 05 Feb 2012
The radical Islamist group, based in northern Nigeria, once specialised in robbing banks and attacking defenceless Christian congregations. In the past month, however, its gunmen or suicide bombers have struck 21 times, killing at least 253 people.
The Daily Telegraph understands this transformation has come about partly because of the help Boko Haram has received from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), a branch of the international terrorist network based in the Saharan states of Mali, Niger and Algeria.
Boko Haram demonstrated its new potency on Jan 20, when at least 100 of the movement's fighters executed eight assaults in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, overwhelming the security forces and killing 185 people.
This operation bore all the hallmarks of al-Qaeda: a mixture of suicide bombers and gunmen, some in police or army uniform, carried out multiple, carefully coordinated attacks on hard targets.
Boko Haram destroyed two police stations and the regional police headquarters, and damaged the local office of the State Security Service, Nigeria's version of MI5.
Al-Qaeda's influence was also evident from the choice of weapons: car bombs exploded outside some targets, while police found caches of "improvised explosive devices", with detonators and shrapnel packed into soft drinks cans.
Since then, Boko Haram has kept up the momentum, launching night raids on two more police stations in Kano.
Officials and experts in the Nigerian capital of Abuja believe Boko Haram has learnt its new capabilities from AQIM. Niger, a key operating theatre for AQIM, shares a largely unmarked frontier with Nigeria, spanning 900 miles of desert and scrub.
Boko Haram probably has little need for weapons or money as its fighters are accomplished bank robbers and whenever they raid a police station, they usually empty the armoury. AQIM's contribution is most likely to be in tactics and expertise, with Boko Haram fighters taken out of Nigeria for training.
While the country has a long history of political and religious violence, experts point to the novelty of Boko Haram's techniques.
"Suicide bombing was, until recently, something we saw in the movies," said Chinedu Nwagu, a security analyst from the Cleen Foundation, which monitors Nigeria's justice system.
"People never thought that anybody here would do that."
The Kano attacks, he added, showed a degree of "coordination that you would not just pick up without very specialised training".
Abubakar Tsav, a former Nigerian police commissioner, said: "They [Boko Haram] clearly have some connections with outsiders."
Once, Boko Haram would steer clear of the security forces and strike largely undefended targets. Today, its fighters frequently outclass and outgun their opponents. "Their weapons and tactics are clearly superior to those used by the Nigerian police," said Yahaya Ibrahim Shinko, a retired Nigerian army officer and security analyst.
If AQIM has passed on training and expertise, it may also transmit al-Qaeda's world view and its international targets. Britain, which is home to an estimated 150,000 Nigerians, could be vulnerable.
So far Boko Haram's agenda has been entirely domestic and there is no evidence the leadership aims to strike outside the country.
Mr Nwagu said: "Boko Haram is very inviting for whatever influences there might be out there." 
Understand that Nigerian authorities informed the press that Boko Haram had connections in 2012 with outsiders, that they were very receptive to new ideas and foreign influences. As for the nations which fully comprise of the Maghreb region? Look no further than below to see how grave our task to stop both  Ebola and what is the source behind it - Boko Haram and AQIM, whose mass slaughterings yield potentially a spread of the virus due to the Islamic burial ritual I will provide later - before terrorism and disease become synonymous as the enemy. 

Above: Map of West Africa. Note the close proximity of Nigeria and her neighboring nations to Liberia, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Faso and  Mali, where Boko Haram and AQIM have already spread.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the danger we face, not just the diverse African peoples of the Sahel and the horn of Africa, but here in the U.S. The fact that the phenomenon of the #BringBackOurGirls push by Michelle Obama that diffused to Europe was only a ruse, as just yesterday, those 276 girls were released in a settlement deal between the terrorist cell and the Nigerian government (Courtesy of Fox News). If this is the measure by which we suddenly find a "cure" or a moratorium in the spread through containment, then far more is afoot than what we have been told; in fact, it will only prove that through coercion under threat of annihilation, the Obama administration will have solidified his power base in the Maghreb region as his alliance with Boko Haram that still is there alongside AQIM will have, for all intents and purposes, formed a confederated caliphate friendly to the president. 

Barack Obama and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Both Tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, the Latter Funded and Provided with Training and Intelligence by the Former

It is crucial to understand just who is the enemy in Iraq and Syria. We learned just two days ago that in fact, our military located and in some cases, were victimized by Saddam Hussein's cache of chemical weapons, but nowhere within The New York Times report was there mention of the nuclear materials the Islamic State also procured in early July this year. Even the left-wing media could no longer ignore the truth it had intentionally ignored for years when photographs of chemical and gas attacks by the Islamic State against rebel forces were acquired. The cat had to be let out of the bag then that had come to be common knowledge when these were located between 2004 and 2011, before and after Obama became president. Had this not transpired, George W. Bush would be remembered with a far more compassionate approach, which he is quickly gaining in the aftermath of what he has been proven as prophetic in the aftermath of the Islamic State's rise to power.

Strike one versus Barack Obama for returning home our armed forces from Iraq when in fact, the mission had been accomplished and the nation's occupation after Saddam Hussein by al-Qaeda insurgents had been largely stopped by comparison to what transpired through today. Obama did not leave Iraq because it was a baseless war; he knew about the weapons as far into the past as perhaps his days as a senator - if he happened to be present at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings. He knew they were there, and within a year, unrest and the crescendo towards the Apocalyptic atrocities by the Islamic State initiated upon Syria's rebel forces inconspicuously being funded by the Obama administration and supported by Sen. John McCain.

So it is, but the issue grows far more deadly, far more dangerous. The first of two bombshells I am about to reveal will shock you in that they really are not at all surprising. The first is how Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been revealed by a key authority within the organization as having gotten his career in terror launched as a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. This is significant because President Obama and his brother Malik ("Roy") have been tied to the organization by the present Egyptian government of Abdel al-Sisi, who also tied Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood together with Turkey's President Recep Taryp Erdogan. Below are the details on al-Baghdadi per Raymond Ibrahim:
In a new video interview, Shiekh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most respected clerics in the Muslim community and spiritual father of the Muslim Brotherhood, confirmed that the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was once a member of the Brotherhood.
But he was always “inclined to be a leader,” so after he was released from prison (for his Brotherhood activities), he joined with the Islamic State, eventually rising to be its “caliph.”
According to Egyptian Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqaf), Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar Gom‘a, “Qaradawi’s confession confirms that the Brotherhood is the spiritual father to every extremist group.”
Qaradawi’s confession, of course, is not meant to cast aspersions on the Brotherhood.  Rather, it seems that he was trying to revive the narrative that imprisoning and suppressing the Muslim Brotherhood—most recently in Egypt’s last revolution—only leads to greater “extremism.”
But the most dangerous revelation is below per Pamela Geller, who covers Islamic terrorism globally in her periodical Atlas Shrugs:

SCREENSHOTS: Proof Obama is Training Islamic State Jihad Terrorists
OBAMA'S 2ND TERM SYRIA 77 Comments    
ISIS‬ has released a new video titled “Blood of Jihad,” which is set in their training camps in ‪Nineveh‬. In it, The Islamic State is shown not only using American tents, but also being supervised by American intelligence officers.Obama continues to aid and abet the jihadists in the threat of ISIS: he CREATED the threat by leaving Iraq precipitously and giving an opportunity to this group.He has denied it has anything to do with Islam, despite its name, and that the beheadings have anything to do with the US, despite the Islamic State’s explicit threats to the US. This shows that he is encased in denial and willful ignorance — not a recipe for success or a sign that he is prepared to deal with the threat.His airstrikes were purely cosmetic and did nothing to stop ISIS. 
He has armed the Syrian rebels — many of these arms fell into the hands of ISIS, and the Syrian rebels he armed have the same jihad goal that ISIS does. But in Iraq, these people he has supported and armed become the enemy. This is ridiculous and incoherent.
“Proof Obama is Training ISIS Terrorists,”  Friends of Syria, October 14, 2014

ISIS‬ has released a new video titled “Blood of Jihad”, which is set in their training camps in Nineveh‬.
In it, ISIS is shown not only using American tents but also being supervised by American intelligence officers. So…”attacking” ISIS positions in Iraq and‪ Syria‬, but training and arming them at the same time?
Flashback: 2013, ISIS in USAID tent with our weapons.
Why would Obama repeat this disastrous mistake? Maybe for Obama it is no mistake

So yes, everything I have said for months is true, but this is confirmation. Barack Obama is the Islamic State. Barack Obama is the Muslim Brotherhood. Barack Obama, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tariyp Erdogan and possibly a now-disgruntled Mohammed Morsi were in collaboration on this agenda. What you will read below and connecting the dots will answer you in the form of the question of "What and When?", not "If?" The "Blood of Jihad" video is below.

Danger: Islamic Burial Rituals Spread the Ebola Virus

In an age where political correctness rules absolute as it offends all those it considers unenlightened or bigoted, the idea that one may go public and harshly criticize Islam as any source for a people committing such heinous acts of terror is not only met with scorn and derision by the left-wing press and the Islamic community, but also legal action including arrest on federal civil rights charges. It therefore stands to grasp why Obama, in courting the Islamic community not just in America but abroad, refuses at least superficially to acknowledge that Sharia law is the source for all that is Mohammedan fanaticism. This danger, so deadly that is, has plagued Europe for more than a generation to the tune of extremely lax immigration laws resulting in nearly a quarter of the continent's population identifying themselves as Muslims. The crime rate has skyrocketed too, most notably the rampant rise of murder and rape, and the issue of anti-Semitism has now reached such level of pernition that it now rivals the rise of the Third Reich due to Islam's growing presence as well as Neo Nazi political parties establishing in the wake of austerity's failures. Marseilles, the namesake of the French national anthem La Marseillaise, is now populated by 49% identifying as Muslims, which means it is a plurality of the city given that there are many other nationalities residing there too. Cities across Europe are experiencing massive rioting by pro-Hamas Islamic communities who now also support the Islamic State as well, and in Britain, no Subway restaurant ever serves a non-vegetarian sandwich which does not contain halal meat. If you do not believe me, read the advertisement from Subway's British franchises, of which there were 286 at my last count.

Naturally, this does not sit well at all for the majority of proud Britons, which do not necessarily identify as one and the same on the island if you paid attention to last month's Scottish Independence Referendum. What is English is not Welsh; what is English and Welsh will never be accepted as the Scottish cultural identity, and let us not forget the always tenuous situation in Northern Ireland where the Irish Republican Army (IRA) terrorizes the Protestant nation from its Catholic South. If Britain struggles with the Irish question, how can they reconcile with the growing Islamic threat too? It is a two-way street, albeit the Irish problem has now been quelled considerably from its dubious past violence that spilled over in 1984 to the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton, where it bombed the location of the assembly in the attempt to assassinate Margaret Thatcher. Culture begets Pride, and Pride will forever spawn Prejudice. Some prejudice is good; you understand where your identities through a common culture lie abundantly clear. However, once it leads to racism and intolerance, that is totally unacceptable and leads to more social partitioning than any hope of achieving a harsh arbitration for a just peace that can never be through coercion. As multiculturalism has only become a problem relatively recently and is far less pronounced than in Europe, it looks to grow much worse than across the pond, and very soon if President Obama unilaterally declares amnesty as well as issues travel visas and expedited naturalization for all peoples from the Ebola-stricken West Africa, with no differentiation in scanning for terrorists with malintent. 

In address how the European media reports the rise in Islamic community crimes, you need only read of Danish media, the nation ranked as the happiest on Earth:
28.09 12.03 2014
Updated: 28.09 12.17 2014
by Ole Holbech
Saturday evening was fired several shots with an air rifle against officers from Funen Police when they were on assignment in Vollsmose.
Funen Police were Saturday evening turn out to Vollsmose in connection with a small fire on a balcony when the bullets food pellets from an air rifle.
- It's annoying that we can not carry out normal police business in Vollsmose without being exposed to something like this, says head of security Hans Jørgen Larsen from Funen Police.
It is unclear how many shots in total were fired. But three shots hit the patrol cars, and made marks in the cars. No officers were hit.
- We do not get much information from residents of the area, but I would ask that if anyone has seen something that they turn to our people in there or contacting our network in the area, said security manager, Hans Jørgen Larsen from Funen Police.
"It's annoying... We do not get much information from residents of the area..."? Why would no one come forth to report a crime? When was the last time any Islamic jihadists opened fire using an air gun that later switched to "bullets food pellets", where unless the translation was the issue on Google, infers that they either double-talked or have no clue as to what bullets or pellets are? To grasp this, Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs details the following disturbing narrative:

Years ago I interviewed Lars Hedegaard, the Danish freedom activist and historian, who described open warfare taking place in the streets of Denmark. It was a remarkable news story that was not being reported. Muslims attacking Danes, bikers fighting back …

Things have gotten worse. And it’s no surprise that people won’t come forward. They know the police won’t protect them and they will be at the mercy of the savages (who have no mercy).

The jihadis have guns, but not the people of Europe. Smart, really smart.

Denmark: Snipers attack police in Muslim area, locals reluctant to come forward as witnesses,” Nicolai Sennels, October 6, 2014
Black Army Denmark (Black Army, Vollsmose, Odense, Denmark)

Also notice how the police chief downplays this attack by just calling it “irritating.” He should have called in reinforcements and searched the area, and interrogated every possible witness until the shooters were found, punished and, one would hope, evicted from Denmark. It is also important to know that modern air rifles have deadly power. More on Vollsmose on Jihad Watch here. For more translations, subscribe for our newsletter and support Translated from Fyens:

Saturday evening Funen Police went into Vollsmose (a Muslim-dominated area) in connection with a small fire on a balcony, when the bullets were fired at them from an air rifle.

“It is annoying that we cannot carry out normal police business in Vollsmose without being exposed to something like this,” says Hans Jorgen Larsen from Funen Police….

“We do not get much information from residents of the area…’”
Yes, they know you won’t protect them — for fear of being called bigots and racists (even though Islam is not a race.)

As for a dear friend and fellow Chicago Bears fan who resides near the German border in Denmark? Well, he claims there is no issue at all with Muslims, only Neo Nazis attacking socialists. He votes for socialists in Denmark because most Danes and Europeans do. In fact, he was the individual who forwarded me the Reddit thread with a person asking in which nation would respondents rather live between the U.S. and Denmark. Ignorance is bliss, and so too have the Danish been kept this way by its media according to a European Commission study, which is a .PDF file and will only be provided via a link to access the entire report.

When I posted the following video of Lars Hedegaard's interview with Ms. Geller, my friend grew very defensive, claiming he was "very biased". He does not seem to understand that he only knows what is being reported to him by the media that is heavily subsidized by the government in Copenhagen. I cannot blame him for differing with me, but it does disturb me that what the Danish press will not tell him may be what kills majority of the 5 million Danes.
The issue of political correctness in Denmark as with the rest of Europe is now quickly on the rise here, but will soon surpass it as our nation will experience rapid population growth by amnesty, many of whom will never be documented nor pay taxes and have tracked the number of times they vote.
What does Britain and Denmark have to do with the U.S. and the Maghreb in West Africa? Plenty if you grasp that the administration plans to do the following that will possibly kill millions of Americans if better treatment options and the continuity of changing talking point narratives do not stop:
Between 2,000 and 3,000 people entering the U.S., but the narrative grows more disturbing once the double-talk switches from comprehensive screenings to no checks for fevers nor paperwork. Ladies and gentlemen, amnesty is already here. When I hear of the detail on 94% being screened, how do they know what percentage are being screened when there is no known form of documentation to provide records for who is entering the country? Rest assured, Islamic State operatives are already here, and they are threatening to deploy their people laced with Ebola into the nation. And if they are laced with Ebola, it not only is airborne, it is now a biological warfare agent. Therefore, not only is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) nullified for what its purpose was intended to be, it truly is Barack Obama's Gestapo and SS division. 

Why is the president gutting the military to pre-World War II levels of manpower? Why is he selling arms and munitions to Islamic militants who then join the Islamic State and take with them our weaponry? Why are the Kurds in Iraq and Syria being armed by us, and yet they fight the Islamic State forces who are also armed with our weaponry, tanks, armored vehicles and now apparently jet fighters? Why now has Qatar, who Obama forwarded through Chuck Hagel some $11 billion to the Thani monarchy in Doha for military defense spending while they continued their practice of funding Hamas, and why did the Thani family that very day provide United Nations Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon with a flight to Cairo (July 21, 2014) aboard one of our Boeing aircraft that was built in the region from Kuwait the same day another round of ceasefire talks were to be hosted in Cairo? Obama reeks of incompetence, but in fact, he is not at all. He knows exactly what he is doing, but as for the rest of us, we are the sheep being led to slaughter.
The U.S. Army in 2011 published in its handbook the following information few American civilians know. Few would need to reference a military manual if they are not in the service, and yet as it was there, the Obama administration has never once acknowledged this very disturbing and grim foreshadowing of what may be the American apocalypse in the form of an Ebolan plague, per WND:



Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact

NEW YORK – While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances.
The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition.
The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed to military and civilian health-care providers around the world.
On page 117 of the handbook, in a chapter discussing “Viral Hemorrhagic Fever” (VHF), a category of viruses that includes Ebola, USAMRID says: “In several instances, secondary infections among contacts and medical personnel without direct body fluid exposure have been documented. These instances have prompted concern of a rare phenomenon of aerosol transmission of infection.”
Page 117 continues to specify: “Therefore, when VHF is suspected, additional infection control measures are indicated.”
USAMRID recommends the patient should be hospitalized in a private room with an adjoining anteroom to be used for donning and removing protective barriers, storage of supplies and decontamination of laboratory specimen containers.
WND recently reported the World Health Organization, in a largely overlooked media advisory email, admitted there are some circumstances in which the current strain of Ebola in West Africa can be transmitted through coughing or sneezing.
“Theoretically, wet and bigger droplets from a heavily infected individual, who has respiratory symptoms caused by other conditions or who vomits violently, could transmit the virus – over a short distance – to another nearby person,” the WHO Ebola situation assessment said.
“This could happen when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing (which does not mean airborne transmission) onto the mucus membranes or skin with cuts or abrasions of another person.”
Air-purifying equipment
The USAMRID handbook recommends that for all VHF patients with significant cough, hemorrhaging or diarrhea, the hospital room should be a “negative-pressure isolation room” with six to 12 air exchanges, adequate to pump air out of the hospital room on a constant basis through bio-filters.
To make the point about airborne transmission of VHF viruses, including Ebola, USAMRID says all persons entering the patient’s room should wear double gloves, impermeable gowns with leg and shoe coverings for contact isolation, eye protection and HEPA (N-95) masks or positive-pressure air-purifying respirators (PARRS).
In the absence of a large, fixed medical-treatment facility, or in the event of an overwhelming number of casualties when isolation rooms may not be available for all patients, USAMRID recommends that at a minimum, VHF patients should stay together in “a ward with an air-handling system separate from the rest of the building when feasible.”
The manual notes that clinical laboratory personnel are “at significant risk for exposure” and should employ a bio-safety cabinet when available, with barrier and respiratory precautions when handling specimens.
‘We have to consider the possibility’
Dr. David Sanders, a top Ebola virologist and Purdue University professor of biological science appeared on Fox News on Monday to discuss his research suggesting Ebola can be an airborne virus.
“Our own research shows that Ebola Zaire enters human lung cells from the airway side. So it has the inherent capacity to enter the lung from the airway,” he said.
“I’m not saying that there’s any evidence that the current spread is due to anything but bodily fluid contact, but we have to consider the possibility that it can enter through an airway route.”

Indeed, Atlas appears to be shrugging more egregiously. However, the issue there is not why, but that it is not at all ambivalent to the chaos the president has created. It was created for a reason, but what that is, no one can be for certain. 
This is not close to the deadliest details to the narrative we are not being disclosed publicly. Just this morning, I received word through first Conservative Tribune (a very solid source for learning what the left-leaning media refuses to divulge and not alter, which makes for solid  research fodder) and now The Gateway Tribune, where hard evidence of what is on the State Department's website regarding the expediting of visas and new means for amnesty:
The Obama administration is making it easier for Africans from Ebola infected countries to stay in America.
The US Department of Homeland Security is expediting visa requests from Ebola-infected countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Currently in the United States.
This notice was posted by DHS in August.
From the DHS website:
immigration relief measures that may be available if requested include:

  • Change or extension of nonimmigrant status for an individual currently in the United States, even if the request is filed after the authorized period of admission has expired;
  • Extension of certain grants of parole made by USCIS;
  • Expedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship;
  • Expedited processing of immigrant petitions for immediate relatives (currently in the United States) of U.S. citizens;
  • Expedited adjudication of employment authorization applications, where appropriate; and
  • Consideration for waiver of fees associated with USCIS benefit applications.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen - amnesty has been here since August; it was snuck in through the back door. A person may fly in from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and immediately become an American citizen, no questions asked. A person can be a convicted felon in each nation (certain grants of parole), which means if he or she is an Islamic terrorist within Boko Haram and al-Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb, that person can become a citizen - no questions asked. Private businesses through the "[e]pedited adjudication and approval, where possible, of requests for off-campus employment authorization for F-1 students experiencing severe economic hardship" will effectively become nationalized through the expansion of Affirmative Action laws which have only been applied to the public sector to what once was a private economic section; it is no more because the economy will be nationalized. A person will have the processing of immigration petitions expedited - rushed, as in the immigration officials stating "show me your papers and I will just stamp it without read them" - and you can bring Hillary Clinton's village with you to raise your precious little cherub, no questions asked and no restrictions on welfare or Obamacare provided for what will be the deluge of the morbidly impoverished. As the federal government is notorious for its redundant policies and legal statutes, you may receive "expedited adjudication (or the legal formality of a court appearance and a rubber stamp approval) employment authorization by applications" which it states as "appropriate", but does not expand on what is defined as that. Finally, you will be automatically considered for waiver of fees associated with present immigration benefit standards on your application. All this reads like pie to the sky except for those who Obama considers to be enemies of the state and his totalitarian authority - namely, you and me. The rise of American totalitarianism within the construct of a socialist Apartheid state has already been here, and has been since August according to the website. Obama did not even bother to follow the one promise we all thought he might actually keep by implementing amnesty following the November 4 elections. No state yet has applied a Voter ID card, as the U.S. Supreme Court just yesterday granted Texas - and therefore all other states to follow by this precedent - with this right to enforce non-tainted elections. Obama has at least there been thwarted, until an executive order is issued that will be ignored by our GOP-controlled House of Representatives who tacitly supported this measure since no one went public to discuss the issue in August. 
Now, for the most disturbing part of all, and why my suspicions over the settlement between Boko Haram and Nigeria continue to grow by the passing hours. Islamic burial rituals are believed to serve as a means to spread Ebola, and you will read below why this is so, per The Investor:
Islamic Burial Rituals Blamed For Spread Of Ebola43 CommentsBy Posted 
Islam isn't just at the heart of the terror threat posed by the Islamic State. The religion is also contributing to the other major crisis plaguing the globe: the spread of Ebola.
Washington and its media stenographers won't tell you this, lest they look intolerant, but Islamic burial rituals are a key reason why health officials can't contain the spread of the deadly disease in West Africa.
Many of the victims of Ebola in the three hot-spot nations there — Sierra Leone and Guinea, as well as neighboring Liberia — are Muslim. Roughly 73% of Sierra Leone's and about 85% of Guinea's people are Muslim. Islam, moreover, is practiced by more than 13% of Liberians.
When Muslims die, family members don't turn to a funeral home or crematorium to take care of the body. In Islam, death is handled much differently.
Relatives personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. Often, several family members participate in this posthumous bathing ritual, known as Ghusl.
Before scrubbing the skin with soap and water, family members press down on the abdomen to excrete fluids still in the body. A mixture of camphor and water is used for a final washing. Then, family members dry off the body and shroud it in white linens.
Again, washing the bodies of the dead in this way is considered a collective duty for Muslims, especially in Muslim nations. Failure to do so is believed to leave the deceased "impure" and jeopardizes the faithful's ascension into Paradise (unless he died in jihad; then no Ghusl is required).
Before the body is buried, Muslims attending the funeral typically pass a common bowl for use in ablution or washing of the face, feet and hands, compounding the risk of infection.
Though these customs are prescribed by Shariah law, they're extremely dangerous and should be suspended. Mosque leaders must step in to educate village Muslims about the dangers of interacting with corpses.
Ebola victims can be more contagious dead than alive. Their bodies are covered in rashes, blood and other fluids containing the virus.
"Funerals and washing dead bodies in West African countries have led, to a great extent, to spread the disease," a World Health Organization spokeswoman recently warned.
WHO has issued an advisory to Red Cross and other relief workers in African Muslim nations to "be aware of the family's cultural practices and religious beliefs. Help the family understand why some practices cannot be done because they place the family or others at risk for exposure."
The document added: "Identify a family member who has influence with the rest of the family and who can make sure family members avoid dangerous practices such as washing or touching the body."
The warning appears to be falling on deaf ears, however.
Last month, Red Cross workers in Guinea were attacked by family members while trying to bury Ebola dead safely. In Sierra Leone, moreover, a family took Ebola-ridden bodies secured in body bags from the Red Cross, opened them up and exposed all members of the family to Ebola. They all contracted the disease.
The UN warns that if the spread of Ebola can't be contained within 60 days, it could turn into a global plague. The West African infection rate is expected to jump from 1,000 a week to 10,000 a week.
President Obama argues that suspending travel with these West African nations would do more harm than good.
But the practice of these religious customs is even more reason to do so.
Even Saudi Arabia, the center of Islam, is now barring pilgrims from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from traveling to Mecca for fear of them bringing the virus into the kingdom.
So what's stopping us from barring travelers from those countries?
• Sperry, formerly IBD Washington bureau chief, is author of "Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington."

Game. Set. Match. Barack Obama, through his spread of political correctness, appeasement and national racial animus within the socialist demographic and his tacit and often, outspoken support by the establishment Republicans in Washington, has just set America and the world on the inevitable course to possibly see a pandemic not witnessed since the Spanish Influenza post-World War I. He did so through this measure and his supporters within the WHO and the UN, looking for the means to consolidate absolute power globally through fear and force in achieving global genocide. He did so through stealth, through conveniently ignoring what has transpired during his presidency in the Maghreb and West Africa, weakening America's capacity to lead and to innovate and yes, supporting Muslim Brotherhood-linked Sunni terrorists as with Boko Haram and the AQIM. As the Islamic State too is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood as is Hamas and all forms of the al-Qaeda, he has the entire Middle East as well as North and West Africa regions cornered, with Turkey being the lone Islamic-dominated member state within the NATO (since 1952), and by dent of this, both the Islamic State and the Muslim Brotherhood have a solid foundation in the Turkish capital of Ankara to launch an invasion of Europe by crossing the Bosporus Strait. Should this transpire - which it will since European states are too weary of any war, even those for its people's survival - the continent will fall in under two years due to the massive support this coalition will receive from the quarter of Europe's population practicing the Islamic faith. Very few nations as with Denmark and Britain legalize the possession or purpose of firearms, and what few who do have among the most restrictive means for legal purchase or possession among nations still legally permitted to own them. 
The lone nation in the West who will survive this is we the people of the United States. We still have our guns, and we will never hand them over so help us God. The Second Amendment is intact, large urban areas who for decades banned the legal possession of firearms have largely been forced by the U.S. Supreme Court to rescind that breach of the Bill of Rights, and crime is being dramatically driven down as a result.

But Obamacare will be the biggest obstacle to defeat because it was designed after the Cuban system for health care. In 2009, President Obama funded a covert operation of Latin American students to enter Cuba, study its social infrastructure and prepare the means for waging a successful revolution to topple the Castro regime. But what he really wanted was the model for our socialized health care plans - Obamacare - which I will provide for you below in an abbreviated analysis by Global Research:
Despite its economic struggles, Cuba has made some of the greatest achievements in health care in the world. However, this is much more complicated than first assumed, as an underlying problem is a health care system that also favors the rich, without providing adequate care for Cuba’s poor.
During the 1990’s Cuba very much resisted the health sector reforms in Latin America by the World Bank and as a result, have followed through with their own unique public health system, set up after the 1959 revolution. 3 The basis of this system is an entirely nationalized and liberalized one, providing free health care for all those that require it. 2
Fidel Castro recognized the importance of health care in a way that very much resisted western health system models, 4 and resisted the Latin American health sector reforms of the World Bank. 19 Using a bottom-up method of health care development, Cuba has placed priority on its primary health care producing a wide range of achievements unique to any other developing country. Its doctor to patient ratio which in 2006 was at one doctor for every 170 residents, ranks ahead of the US at 1 doctor to 188 residents. Its provision of free service, strong community-doctor relationships, low infant mortality rates and high life expectancy 17 are all examples of Cuba’s healthcare success, although this is not without its flip side.
Despite Cuba achieving their target of ‘free healthcare for all’ there is much more to this issue that needs to be addressed such as the equity, equality, quality, efficiency and scale with which such services are provided. Due to the indispensible role of health professionals providing the care that the Cuban government regularly boasts about, it is essential that the experiences, problems, challenges and opportunities for health professionals are examined if a valid assessment of this liberalized system is to be achieved.
Development of the Cuban Health Care System
Since 1959, the Cuban healthcare system has gone through many reforms throughout its development but it is only since the 1990s that it really started to take the shape of what we see today. Pre 1990, Cuba was very reliant on financial support from the Soviet Union, however with its collapse in the late 1980’s, Cuba was sent into an economic crisis to which it had to adapt. 7 This crisis was, and continues to be further exacerbated by the continuing US embargo from 1961, which forbids supplying Cuba with medical supplies. 20 In response to the crisis, Castro adopted a political stance recognizing the importance of national human capital, as opposed to dependence on international financial capital, typical of most other Western and Latin American countries. 21 Thus, the healthcare system was dealt with accordingly and a continued drive for the mass education and deployment of healthcare workers gathered pace, building on Cuba’s primary healthcare.
The Pharmaceutical Industry and Research
Despite the severe lack of available medical supplies coming into the country, Cuba has managed to establish a stable medical research and development sector. It is estimated 86% of Cuban-produced drugs and medication are consumed domestically, 18 and the pharmaceutical industry is one of Cuba’s main income industries along with others such as sugar, petroleum and tobacco 11. Particularly within the past 25 years, the Cuban government has also invested in the development of high tech medical equipment, further expanding their tertiary health sector. The West Havana Scientific Complex is home to the Cuban Neuroscience Center (CNC) and the Central Institute for Digital Research (ICID), which produces technology installed within Cuban hospitals that is also exported abroad. 8 With such an industry, this offers fantastic opportunities for health professionals to expand their career into medical research and development.
Quality of Health Care
However, challenges remain. Healthcare may be free and available for all Cuban citizens but medication is not. Pharmacies are often very poorly stocked and rationing of supplies is minimal. 13 There are claims that hospitals are often in poor conditions and doctors have to bring in their own supplies and equipment to allow them to treat their patients. 10 Despite the production of medical supplies and technology, it seems very little of this actually remains in Cuba. Every year Cuba exports huge amounts of medical aid, mostly to other Latin American countries for purely financial returns. 22 For example, Venezuela provides much-needed oil to Cuba and in exchange receives Cuban doctors and medical supplies. 14
Cuba’s dual economy has a lot to do with why such disparity exists. Medication and equipment is there and available but only to pay for in American dollars, of which the poor and middle classes of Cuba are very unlikely to have. 23 The ‘pesos pharmacies’ and local state hospitals are drastically under-stocked and thus access for the poor to needed medication is minimal, despite the service being free.
Equity of Medical Education and Employment
Inequality exists also in the training of Cuba’s health professionals. The internationally acclaimed Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana is one of the finest medical education institutes in the world. It provides a completely free education to students are sent from all over the world to train in medicine, however it is only available to international students. 6 Despite such an opportunity being deprived of potential Cuban health professionals this has not stopped a continued rise in the number of health professionals Cuba is able to produce. The current national health system has 70,594 physicians, 10,554 dentists and 25,022 with degrees in nursing amongst other health sector groups. 17 However, on graduation and completion of their training, students are under legal obligation to initially work for the Cuban government. Thus wherever the government decides they are to be sent- to a local polyclinic or abroad- they have no choice in the matter. 16 As a result many doctors end up defecting, due to the poor pay, conditions, and treatment in the developing countries to which they are sent. As for work in Cuba itself, the conditions (as previously outlined) and pay are often not much better. On average Cuban doctors are paid $15 a month of which is barely enough to support them. 12 This is a poor return for the restricted professional freedom of a Cuban doctor:
“Cuban doctors are not permitted to talk to foreign journalists or diplomats. They must seek permission to travel outside of their assigned municipalities, and doctors who have defected say Cuban and Venezuelan intelligence operatives kept close tabs on their whereabouts.” 24
In spite of this aspect the Cuban medical education is unique to any other in the world. Due to the emphasis on community integration in the primary healthcare sector, medical students are educated in a very holistic manner, learning about local cultures, indigenous medicines and effective community relations in practical conditions. This produces not just a professional adequate for providing healthcare but also a well rounded, valuable member of the local community.
Cuba’s Medical Diplomacy
Medical diplomacy, another key branch of the Cuban health care strategy, has not only improved Cuba’s relationship with other international governments but has also helped improve the health of millions of people. In 2005 Cuba was collaborating with 68 different countries 15 and also accepting international medical students into Cuban education (as previously mentioned). For Cuban doctors being sent abroad, many to the US, they have the opportunity to seek a better life. Many people escape Cuba every year for this very reason and for doctors sent to places such as the US this gives them a much better chance of seeking a visa to stay than if they had entered the county as escapees like many of Miami’s Cuban residents. 25 However, considering Cuban doctors and health professionals back in Cuba, due to the vast numbers being sent abroad in the name of medical diplomacy, a doctor shortage might result in the future -- putting more pressure on those left to work in Cuban hospitals, clinics and polyclinics. 5
Health Tourism in Cuba
The revenues of Cuba’s healthcare system come largely from booming health tourism in the country. People travel from miles around for the quality service in Cuba, available to those paying in dollars. Cosmetic surgery is the most commonly provided service along with other tertiary health care practices such as heart surgery and radiology. 9
For the doctors, physicians and nurses working within this sector, working conditions are superb and access to medication and supplies is not a problem due to their availability to pay for with dollars. 26 Seeing as this is such a main source of revenue for the Cuban government, such hospitals and clinics are well stocked and well subsidized, which in.
Despite the perks of working within clinics tailored for the needs of the wealthy abroad, ethical standards and morality integral within the healthcare sector are again brought into play. Cuban healthcare should prioritize Cubans. In a country where its citizens are still resorting to illicit migration to seek a better quality of life in other countries such as the US, 27 the state efforts of improvement in Cuba itself, should ethically not be invested into luxury medical services for wealthier foreigners.
In reference to a concept often used to describe the relationship between healthcare distribution and the actual need for it, the inverse care law is one that could indeed apply to Cuba. Curtis writes: “…. the ‘inverse care-law’ has often been used to summarize an inequitable situation in which the relative level of provision of care for local communities is inversely proportional to their relative need for health care. This is the reverse of the objective of equity, or territorial justice.” 1 Although Cuba has achieved free access to healthcare for 100% of the population, the means by which health professionals have to diagnose and treat the Cuban population is minimal and still not adequate. Despite the well developed infrastructure of the Cuban healthcare system, which does deserve of the accolades given by governments from around the world, it is still far from equitable, not only for the patients, but for the professionals themselves.
We have yet to see if and how the Cuban healthcare system evolves under Raul Castro’s administration. Most information on Cuba’s health care system is often unreliable and reliant on anecdotal evidence. Cuba without question has managed to create a health care miracle relative to the resources available to it, but both practical and ethical challenges remain as Cuba undergoes new reforms in a changing global economy.

Conclusion: Are We in More Danger From Our Government than Just the Ebola and Islamic Terrorism?
Obama's America is not one traditionally championed by what used to be liberals who ran the Democratic Party. Instead, he wants America to become a new Cuba, a communist state, because that is his idea for a brave new world governed under one system, with the aid of the UN who will provide the charade of a humanitarian crisis. Once that occurs, those who enter the U.S. from Mexico will no longer be called "illegal immigrants" or "illegal aliens". They will be known as "refugees", which means the UN will slip in through the backdoor and occupy the southern border, and therefore force the American people to abdicate is sovereignty through Obama's implementation of martial law through Executive Order 13,609, in which the objective will be provided through the first section:

Section 101.  Purpose.  This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the "Act").
Sec. 102.  Policy.  The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency.  The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness.  The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.
Sec. 103.  General Functions.  Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall:
(a)  identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand;
(b)  assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;
(c)  be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;
(d)  improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the domestic industrial base to support national defense requirements; and
(e)  foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.
Sec. 104.  Implementation.  (a)  The National Security Council and Homeland Security Council, in conjunction with the National Economic Council, shall serve as the integrated policymaking forum for consideration and formulation of national defense resource preparedness policy and shall make recommendations to the President on the use of authorities under the Act.
(b)  The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:
(1)  advise the President on issues of national defense resource preparedness and on the use of the authorities and functions delegated by this order;
(2)  provide for the central coordination of the plans and programs incident to authorities and functions delegated under this order, and provide guidance to agencies assigned functions under this order, developed in consultation with such agencies; and
(3)  report to the President periodically concerning all program activities conducted pursuant to this order.
(c)  The Defense Production Act Committee, described in section 701 of this order, shall:
(1)  in a manner consistent with section 2(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2062(b), advise the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy on the effective use of the authorities under the Act; and
(2)  prepare and coordinate an annual report to the Congress pursuant to section 722(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(d).
(d)  The Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and other agencies, shall:
(1)  analyze potential effects of national emergencies on actual production capability, taking into account the entire production system, including shortages of resources, and develop recommended preparedness measures to strengthen capabilities for production increases in national emergencies; and
(2)  perform industry analyses to assess capabilities of the industrial base to support the national defense, and develop policy recommendations to improve the international competitiveness of specific domestic industries and their abilities to meet national defense program needs.


If the following information from recently located by the Egyptian government under President Sisi is true, the GOP - each of them - and the Democrats abandoning Obama in their attempts to win reelection to Congress must stand firm, resolute and oppose this tyrant, who through executive orders is attempting to manifest our own Reichstag fire (courtesy of Western Journalism, with cited sources from Egypt Daily News).
In early 2012, Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi pranced around Egypt proclaiming “Jihad is our path,” and thought there was nothing better than to die in the cause of Allah—that is, the exact language used by terrorists!
Despite this, Barack Obama gushed on national television after Morsi was elected President of Egypt. And oddly—or not so oddly—Obama continued to gush over Morsi while reports surfaced that the Muslim Brotherhood were setting up torture chambers for their political enemies, not to mention openly crucifying Christians!
When Morsi was deposed, the Egyptian military discovered a treasure trove of documents linking the Obama regime with the illegal activities of the Muslim Brotherhood.
One such document is a list of Muslim Brotherhood officials receiving secret bribes in U.S. currency, paid out by the U.S. consulate, amounting to millions of dollars.
Investigative journalist Jerome Corsi has obtained a copy of the document held by the Egyptian military, proving the Obama regime sent millions of dollars in bribes to the Muslim Brotherhood.
But who was managing all of this money? Did the Muslim Brotherhood walk around with hundreds of thousands of dollars in their pockets?
Enter Malik Obama, Obama’s half brother. According to Egyptian television, citing the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt:
The President’s brother…is one of the architects of the major investments of the Muslim Brotherhood.
We’re not just talking about the bribes the Muslim Brotherhood received in Egypt, but the entire Muslim Brotherhood finances—worldwide—that more than likely included an astounding $8 billion dollar bribe to the Muslim Brotherhood made by the Obama regime. The bribe was payment to guarantee that the huge tract of Egyptian land, the Sinai Peninsula, be turned over to the Muslim Brotherhood sister group Hamas, undoubtably to put Israel in an indefensible position. The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas mince no words about their goals for Israel: total annihilation.
According to Egypt Daily News, a document exists showing the eight billion dollar  “holocaust” agreement with the Obama administration that was signed by former Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi and his second in command Khairat Al-Shater, both under arrest by the Egyptian military for murder and treason.
Does this document really exist, showing the $8 billion dollar bribe signed by Obama or one of his representatives?
According to Khairat Al-Shater’s son, Saad Al-Shater, prior to being arrested by the Egyptian military, his father was in possession of information linking Obama with the Muslim Brotherhood that he says would put Obama in prison.
As reported by a multitude of Arabic news sources:
In an interview with the Anatolia News Agency, Saad Al-Shater, the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader, the detained Khairat Al-Shater said that his father had in his hand evidence that will land the head of United States of America, President Obama, in prison.
If the Egyptian military releases this document, it would no doubt spell the end of the Obama presidency, bringing impeachment, a long prison term, and perhaps even the death penalty.
Good night, and good luck. May God bless America and to each and everyone of you, my loyal readers. 
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