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German High Government Official Seeks Washington’s Reassurance that the US did Not Weaponize the Species of Ebola that Germany Made Available to Washington

Washington has not provided the reassurance. By providing the virus to Washington prior to effective reassurances, Germany is complicit in the breakout of a bio-warfare grade of ebola, which has now spread to the US and Europe.

At this point, it is not clear that this ebola strain will be contained or whether Washington has any intention or ability to contain it. The arrogance and inhumanity of Washington is beyond comprehension.

US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola virus wouldn’t be weaponized
Published time: October 20, 2014 17:17

The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus – among other related diseases – would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.

German MFA Deputy Head of Division for Export Control Markus Klinger provided a paper to the US consulate’s Economics Office (Econoff), “seeking additional assurances related to a proposed export of extremely dangerous pathogens.”

Germany subsequently made two follow-up requests and clarifications to the Army, according to the unclassified Wikileaks cable.

”This matter concerns the complete genome of viruses such as the Zaire Ebola virus, the Lake Victoria Marburg virus, the Machupo virus and the Lassa virus, which are absolutely among the most dangerous pathogens in the world,” the request notes.

“The delivery would place the recipient in the position of being able to create replicating recombinant infectious species of these viruses,” the cable notes.

However, it also points out that Germany has in place an “exceptionally restrictive policy,” adding that approval would not be granted to the export until US assurance was provided.

”A decision about the export has not yet been made. Given the foregoing, we would appreciate confirmation that the end use certificate really is from the Department of the Army and of the accuracy of the data contained therein,” the document stated.

There is no follow-up document available to confirm whether the US Army eventually provided Germany with the necessary guarantees. 

Bioweapons were outlawed in the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972 and was signed and ratified by 179 signatories, including Germany, the US and Russia.

It dictates that signatories, “under all circumstances the use of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons is effectively prohibited by the Convention” and “the determination of States parties to condemn any use of biological agents or toxins other than for peaceful purposes, by anyone at any time.”

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  1. bossel says:

    Oh, oh, now PCR really lost it…

    “Washington has not provided the reassurance.”
    How do you know? You state later:
    “There is no follow-up document available …”
    So, because you don’t know whether it happened, you know that it didn’t happen? Quite some logic!

    “By providing the virus to Washington prior to effective reassurances, ”
    Again, how do you know?

    “Germany is complicit in the breakout of a bio-warfare grade of ebola”
    Where does this come from? Do you have any evidence that Ebola in West Africa is of “bio-warfare grade”?

    & it is so much more likely that some evil US laboratory introduced a newly doctored strain in Guinea than that it came from the fruit bats carrying it naturally there. Yeah, right…

    “”What is clear to us from the study is that the virus wasn’t brought in from the outside, that it is indigenous,” said Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesman for the WHO”
    But, hey, the WHO is probably in on this huge conspiracy to … . Hm, yeah, to… what actually?

    “which has now spread to the US and Europe.”
    How idiotic can you be? There was one infection in Europe, which is obviously (or should I say “apparently”) already done with, & 2 in the USA.

    If it’s news to you that Germany, the US or other nations (eg. the PRC) are researching infectious diseases, then I wonder how you can play the informed observer. How about coming up with some evidence for your allegations? Else, this column is just infowars for the poor.

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