The Unintended Consequences of Weaponizing Ebola?


Years ago, Nobel winning economist F.A. Hayek prudently warned us about the dangers of unintended consequences. Well, most are well aware of the tragic interest the US military has had in biological warfare since day one, so when I posed the question ”why does the US government have a patent on the Ebola virus?”, my subconscious has since been working hard to come up with an answer. Recently it has come to light that, well according to Wikileaks anyway, there was legitimate cause for concern that the US government may have had a keen interest in weaponizing the Ebola virus. Ebola does get a “Category A bioterrorism agent” classification due to its high lethality and the Army Times readily admits Ebola’s appeal as a bioweapon:

“Filoviruses like Ebola have been of interest to the Pentagon since the late 1970s, mainly because Ebola and its fellow viruses have high mortality rates — in the current outbreak, roughly 60 percent to 72 percent of those who have contracted the disease have died — and its stable nature in aerosol make it attractive as a potential biological weapon.”

Now, not to freak anyone out but there is evidence that Ebola seems to have even been made into an aerosol too now, so perhaps concerns about it being an airborne threat should be taken a little more seriously than some in the mainstream media would have us believe? Given my recent personal encounter with a UGO (Unidentified Government Object) while driving past the military experimental facilities Dugway Proving Grounds and Hill Airforce Base, I am beginning to take more seriously the idea that that weaponized Ebola may have been some sort of UGO?

Readers of my writings know that I do my very best to remain respectfully agnostic with regards to conspiracy theories so while maybe pop musician Chris Brown is onto something with regards to Ebola being a form of population control, perhaps it is also prudent to speculate that this recent public health scare is instead the result of the unintended consequences of weaponizing the Ebola virus? We know the US Army has been caught making unintended security mistakes with biological weapons in the past. Would it be imprudent to investigate if this were the case with Ebola too?

About Author

Jake Shannon (1973 - ) was born in Colorado and has worked in a hodgepodge of professions including "Quant" (i.e., financial mathematician), serial entrepreneur, Discordian Pope, radio talk show host, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Utah, Luchador (i.e., mexican wrestler), and Comedy Hypnotist before settling upon pursuing an unwitting vow of poverty as an independent writer, practical magician (Chaos Magick) and more importantly, as a stay-at-home dad (his greatest accomplishment by far). He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah (which still surprises him) with his lovely wife, three bright children and three loyal dogs.