Conspiracy theorists always like to point the finger at the U.S. government, usually using farfetched, schizophrenic lines of reasoning that just makes you go, huh? But there are times when the theories sound uncomfortably plausible.
That is the case with the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in west Africa which is already spreading to other parts of the world. After the initial alarm that sent people scurrying to set up their defenses had died down, they began to wonder how it got there in the first place. The Ebola virus was discovered in 1976 in the Congo, nearly 3,500 miles away from the site of the recent outbreak in Liberia.
The first tentative suggestions that perhaps the biowarfare research labs the U.S. had in Liberia and Sierra Leone had a hand in the spread began in September 2014 when it was suggested by a professor of plant pathology in an article published in the Daily Observer. It hardened into suspicion as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) demonstrated a lack of preparedness for such a contingency that seemed strange for a country that has spent billions of dollars in biowarfare defenses.
There are already nearly 4,000 dead from this Ebola outbreak, and the World Health Organization warns that it could climb to much higher numbers if the virus is not contained.