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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Ebola has almost no life span outside of the host making it ineffective.

    In order for it to work you would need to ensure that your host target was in a heavily populated area so it can spread.

    Its not airborne so you need places like community gatherings where people share stuff for it to work.

    Its just unreliable as a weapon.

    It could work extremely well given the right circumstances but getting those circumstances is a shot in the dark.

    An airborne gas would work much better than any disease and we already have those engineered.
    Africa provided the perfect circumstances. Heavily populated areas, warm climate, poor people without good healthcare resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    It must be man made. A loving god would never allow such a horrible thing to inflict such suffering on his subjects.

    Or is it only the evil ones and infidels that get it?
    I would think all humans (and monkeys) would be at risk under the right circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunsetRose View Post
    Africa provided the perfect circumstances. Heavily populated areas, warm climate, poor people without good healthcare resources.
    Yes its a good testing ground but nobody is going to go to war with a bunch of tribes in Africa.

    I assume you are talking about a weapon used by a major power that can be used against another one.

    Like I said, its possible but Ebola has proven to be ineffective as a mass weapon.

    That's not to say they didn't experiment with it however but I haven't heard anything and I know all conspiracies.

    Maybe they tried it, saw it wasn't that good, and moved on.

    If I wanted to test a biological weapon I would use it in Tokyo or Mexico city, Hong Kong, some places in India, I wouldn't use Africa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunsetRose View Post
    I believe biological weapons are the wave of the future. So, I'm wondering....was the Ebola virus tested in Africa to see how useful it could be as a weapon?
    Fascinating question! I am a huge fan of actual medical disaster novels and the fictional stuff.

    So, the answer is "yes". The science exists to alter a one-cell's creature's behavior and impact. Even a creature as small as a virus.

    But most likely, Ebola (and AIDS, and bird flu, etc.) were naturally occurring. The scientists know there was precursor diseases among animal species, usually monkeys, and "broke out" among humans a few times before "catching fire" and becoming a human epidemic.

    Biological warfare is irresistible to the warmongers, because it is cheap, effective and leaves the city or whatnot thus conquered largely intact, apart from all the human corpses. But even mustard has and Agent Orange have proven to actually offer little advantage in exchange for costs to the aggressor IRL.
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    Anyone interested in killing 99% of humanity could just sprinkle small pox bacteria around a few key cities.

    Also, remember "weaponized anthrax"? Virtually everyone exposed is killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Makes as much sense as people having sex with monkeys.

    And there's probably lots of other crazy theories...
    It's potentially a great weapon. Problem is, protecting your army and civilians from also dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Yes its a good testing ground but nobody is going to go to war with a bunch of tribes in Africa.

    I assume you are talking about a weapon used by a major power that can be used against another one.

    Like I said, its possible but Ebola has proven to be ineffective as a mass weapon.

    That's not to say they didn't experiment with it however but I haven't heard anything and I know all conspiracies.

    Maybe they tried it, saw it wasn't that good, and moved on.

    If I wanted to test a biological weapon I would use it in Tokyo or Mexico city, Hong Kong, some places in India, I wouldn't use Africa.
    Yes, that's what I meant. That perhaps it was being tested as a weapon.
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    Anyone wishing to do massive harm would adjust the strains that we can't vaccinate against yet and they would release multiple ones such as bird flu or small pox.

    That would be much easier than creating a new virus.

    By the time we get the vaccinations ready the death toll would be catastrophic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunsetRose View Post
    Yes, that's what I meant. That perhaps it was being tested as a weapon.
    Well I could agree with that but obviously it didn't work out very well.

    You just need certain circumstances for it to be effective.

    However that doesn't mean they didn't take their research and use it for the next one.

    This is why I hang out on chat forums, so I can see what's going on in the world and be prepared.

    Keep your eyes and ears open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunsetRose View Post
    Professor Francis Boyle, scholar of biowarfare and international law believes the current Ebola virus has been genetically modified from the Ebola virus that was first seen in Africa in the 1980's. The old virus was spread a lot slower and wasn't as deadly, he says. Professor Boyle used to be a member of the govt's Committee of Military Use of Biotechnology.
    THere would be evidence in the DNA of Ebola that would indicate it was man made if that were the case.

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