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The biological research lab project was started under the previous Ethiopian regime, in January 2016. However, its final approval, under Trump, occurred in 2018, after the previous Prime Minister had resigned. The US Sec. of Defense was Jim Mattis. The new Ethiopian Prime Minister (who Biden-Blinken seem to want removed) was elected on April 2, 2018. The current “armed conflict that began around midnight of 3–4 November 2020 in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigray_War The US Presidential election was on November 3, 2020. What are the odds? Trump originally announced his candidacy in July of 2015, but didn’t become the Republican candidate until July 2016.
On Ethiopian Election Day morning (this week), a Carter Center Social Media Consultant was found dead in his hotel room: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2021/06/24/carter-center-social-media-analyst-consultants-for-election-observation-missions-social-media-consultant-for-ethiopia-found-dead-on-election-day-morning-carter-center-did-voter-education/
“Ethiopia Says 22 Regional Officials Killed by Tigray Rebels” Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 04:00 PM https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/ethiopia-tigray-conflict-killings/2021/05/26/id/1022874/
“Ethiopia’s military has rejected accounts that dozens of civilians were killed in an air raid in the country’s embattled Tigray region, saying its forces had only struck rebels.”24 Jun 2021 (“Ethiopia says it targeted combatants, not civilians in Tigray” https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/24/ethiopia-says-only-combatants-hit-in-tigray-airstrike )
The Ethiopian biological research lab started under Obama and under Kenneth Myers in 2016. Myers started his career in 1994, as a senior associate for Robinson Lake Sawyer Miller law firm in D.C: “He specialized in U.S. public and private sector investments to states of the former Soviet Union and was responsible for establishing the firm’s office in Kiev, Ukraine…” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_A._Myers_III
The new Prime Minister (who Biden-Blinken seem to want removed) was elected on April 2, 2018. Myers worked in the former Soviet bloc during the period of out-of-control violence and corruption. But, we don’t even have to look that far: “Longtime GOP activist Lake is prosecutor’s surprise target: Lobbyist to plead guilty to counts tied to political donations to Espy kin” by Carl M. Cannon of The Baltimore Sun, October 24, 1995 “Mr. Lake is a founding partner of the lobbying firm of Robinson Lake Sawyer Miller” http://web.archive.org/web/20190605140236/https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1995-10-24-1995297111-story.html https://govinfo.library.unt.edu/oic/SMALTZ/PRESS/REPORTS/prcg.htm
We still haven’t been informed about the motive of the shooter at Fort Detrick, Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, who seems to have been Ethiopian-American (probably Oromo). He could have been Somali or Kenyan. There’s even a much younger Fantahum Girma who serves in the Israeli military – presumably an Ethiopian Jewish immigrant. They haven’t even clarified Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet’s ethnicity. Why? Nor motive for shooting. Is the Biden Administration hiding something? Woldesenbet graduated as a medical lab tech from the Uniformed Services University in 2019. He had worked at the Naval Medical Research Center Biological Defense Research Directorate at Fort Detrick since Aug. 5, 2019. https://www.voanews.com/usa/medic-who-shot-2-us-sailors-was-assigned-medical-research-center
“Navy corpsman killed in confrontation with Fort Detrick police after shooting two fellow sailors off base” By Rose L. Thayer, Stars and Stripes,April 6, 2021 https://archive.md/WYjOl
Did the shooting have to do with accessing a biological weapon for the Ethiopian conflict? Or something else? The Ethiopian parliament (House of People’s Representatives (HoPR)) recently (May 6, 2021) approved a bill from the council of ministers designating both the Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF) and “Shene” (Oromo People’s Army) as terrorist organizations. See: https://addisstandard.com/news-fed-attorney-general-says-terrorist-designated-shene-refers-to-oromo-liberation-army-ola-responds-vows-to-engage-in-total-war/ Was the shooter affiliated with the Oromo People’s Army? Is the Biden Admin covering for them? Based on their Twitter feed, OPA appears to be allies of TPLF and fan boys of the Dems. Like the Dems they give a good spiel, but what they say ain’t necessarily what you get. Biden Sec. of State Blinken seems to want to overturn the current government in Ethiopia, too.
The French Biosafety lab at Wuhan didn’t work out so well. It clearly didn’t achieve the stated goals, and likely was at the root of the pandemic. The US Secretary of Defense in 2016 was Ash Carter.
“U.S. Supports Ethiopia’s Capacity to Help Prevent and Address Global Disease Outbreaks
Home | News & Events | U.S. Supports Ethiopia’s Capacity to Help Prevent and Address Global Disease Outbreaks
Artist’s rendering of the BSL-3 Lab based on the designs provided by DTRA
The United States is strengthening Ethiopia’s capacity to prevent future pandemics and helping prepare Ethiopian experts provide critical support if an outbreak occurs.
The U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) recently transferred the design and plans for a National Reference Laboratory (a Biosafety level 3, BSL-3, laboratory) to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI). The transfer is part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s effort through the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) to build the capacity of regional partners to help prevent future pandemics and prepare them to provide support if an outbreak occurs.
The process to transfer this technology began in January 2016 when Ethiopia expressed its strong commitment to the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention, leading to discussions on potential cooperation that culminated in the signing of a transfer agreement in March 2018. By providing these plans DTRA hopes to enhance Ethiopia’s ability to detect, diagnose, and report man-made or natural pathogens of concern and react to bio-terror attacks and potential pandemics.
In addition to this initiative, DTRA routinely works with Ethiopia’s National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigative Center, Armeaur Hanson Research Institute, and Mekelle University on biosafety, biosecurity and research of diseases.
Through collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), DTRA/CBEP supports the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Ethiopia to enhance the surveillance and reporting of diseases. Ethiopia has been a key U.S. ally to this end and has proven capable in their ability to detect, diagnosis, report, and research diseases of security concern.
CBEP is the U.S. Department of Defense’s premier biological nonproliferation division with a mission of protecting the United States and its allies from especially dangerous pathogens by collaborating with partners and the international community to minimize the threat of deliberate, accidental, and natural infectious disease outbreaks through enhanced biosafety, biosecurity, and surveillance measures.
A BSL-3 laboratory typically includes the ability to research and secure microbes that can cause serious or potentially lethal disease through inhalation or contact such as yellow fever, West Nile virus, and the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.
By U.S. Embassy Ethiopia | 30 April, 2018 | Topics: Health Issues, News, Press Releases http://web.archive.org/web/20201203204542/https://et.usembassy.gov/u-s-supports-ethiopias-capacity-to-help-prevent-and-address-global-disease-outbreaks/
Update: Speak of the Devil – MERS is a very dangerous coronavirus and BSL-3: https://tlarremore.wordpress.com/2021/06/25/biological-hazard-unidentified-fatal-illness-zoonotic-disease-ethiopia-somalia/
In 2016 the President of Ethiopia was Mulatu Teshome Wirtu (President of Ethiopia from 7 October 2013 to 25 October 2018.) He was educated first in China and later in the United States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulatu_Teshome The Prime Minister was Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe (2012 to 2018), who served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs under Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (2010 to 2012): “He submitted his resignation as Prime Minister of Ethiopia and EPRDF chairperson on 15 February 2018 in response to the fallout from mass protests and unrest in 2016. His resignation was accepted on 11 March 2018, but he stayed in office as caretaker Prime Minister until 2 April 2018”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hailemariam_Desalegn
“Ethiopia: WHO director-general works as TPLF diplomat: Ethiopia accuses Tedros Adhanom of soliciting diplomatic, military support for Tigray People’s Liberation Front” by Seleshi Tessema 17.11.2020 Excerpt: “The TPLF dominated political life in Ethiopia for more than three decades before current Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who hails from the Oromo ethnic group, came to power in 2018.
The Oromo is the largest ethnic tribe in Ethiopia, representing around 34.9% of the country’s population of 114.9 million, while the Tigray account for only 7.3%.” See: https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/ethiopia-who-director-general-works-as-tplf-diplomat/2046193
“Ethiopia – The World Factbook
“Following a wave of popular dissent and anti-government protest that began in 2015, HAILEMARIAM resigned in February 2018 and ABIY Ahmed Ali took office in April 2018 as Ethiopia’s first ethnic Oromo prime minister. In June 2018, ABIY announced Ethiopia would accept the border ruling of 2000, prompting rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea …”
This is when the Obama Administration decided it was a great idea to give them a bioweapons lab! 😳
“2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Ethiopia
Ethiopia is officially a federal republic. The ruling Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a coalition of four ethnically based parties, controls the government. In May 2015 elections the EPRDF and affiliated parties won all 547 House of People’s Representatives seats to remain in power for a fifth consecutive five-year term. In October 2015 parliament elected Hailemariam Desalegn as prime minister. Government restrictions severely limited independent observation of the vote. A mission from the African Union, the sole international institution or organization permitted to observe the voting, called the elections “calm, peaceful and credible.” Some nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) reported an environment conducive to free and fair elections was not in place prior to the election. There were reports of unfair government tactics, including intimidation of opposition candidates and supporters, and violence before and after the election that resulted in six confirmed deaths.
Civilian authorities at times did not maintain control over the security forces, and local police in rural areas and local militias sometimes acted independently.
Security forces used excessive force against protesters throughout the year, killing hundreds and injuring many more. The protests were mainly in Oromia and Amhara regions. At year’s end more than 10,000 persons were believed still to be detained. This included persons detained under the government-declared state of emergency, effective October 8. Many were never brought before a court, provided access to legal counsel, or formally charged with a crime. On June 10, the government-established Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) reported and presented to parliament a summary of its report. The EHRC counted 173 deaths in Oromia, including 28 of security force members and officials, and asserted that security forces used appropriate force there. The EHRC also asserted Amhara regional state special security had used excessive force against the Kemant community in Amhara Region. On August 13, the international NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported an estimate that security forces killed more than 500 protesters. In October the prime minister stated the deaths in Oromia Region alone “could be more than 500.” The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights requested access to Oromia and Amhara regions, which the government refused. Following dozens of deaths at a religious festival in Bishoftu on October 2, groups committed property damage. On November 9, international NGO Amnesty International reported more than 800 persons were killed since November 2015.
The most significant human rights problems were security forces’ use of excessive force and arbitrary arrest in response to the protests, politically motivated prosecutions, and continued restrictions on activities of civil society and NGOs.
Other human rights problems included arbitrary killings; disappearances; torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions; arbitrary arrest, detention without charge, and lengthy pretrial detention; a weak, overburdened judiciary subject to political influence; infringement on citizens’ privacy rights, including illegal searches; a lack of participatory consultations and information during the implementation of the government’s “villagization” program; restrictions on civil liberties including freedom of speech and press, internet freedom, academic freedom and of cultural events, and freedom of assembly, association, and movement; interference in religious affairs; only limited ability of citizens to choose their government; police, administrative, and judicial corruption; restrictions on activities of civil society and NGOs; violence and societal discrimination against women; female genital mutilation/cutting; abuse of children; trafficking in persons; societal discrimination against persons with disabilities, persons based on their gender identity and sexual orientation, and persons with HIV/AIDS; societal violence including violence based on ethnicity, property destruction, and the killing of security force members; and limits on worker rights, forced labor, and child labor, including forced child labor.
Impunity was a problem. The government generally did not take steps to prosecute or otherwise punish officials who committed abuses other than corruption.” https://www.state.gov/reports/2016-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/ethiopia/ As can be seen, in 2016 this wasn’t a stable country and not safe to do dangerous biological research!