Delaware State University Professor Alleges US Dept. of Defense Is Spreading Ebola
The Liberian Daily Observer, which is the largest newspaper in Liberia, published an article on their front page last week with the headline, “Ebola, AIDS Manufactured By Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?” The article accuses the US of manufacturing the Ebola outbreak in a scheme to use Africa as a testing ground for bioweapons.
The accusations came from Dr. Cyril Broderick, an associate professor with Delaware State University’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Department. Broderick was born and raised in Liberia and now teaches in Delaware. Dr. Broderick believes the DOD has been funding such human trials through a $140 million contract with Tekmira, a Canadian company.
Delaware Online reported:
It is unclear whether or not a Delaware State University professor will be disciplined for alleging in a Liberian newspaper that the U.S. government contributed to the Ebola outbreak by using citizens in some African countries as guinea pigs for secret human trials.
According to the Daily Observer, a newspaper based in Monrovia Liberia, Dr. Cyril Broderick, an associate professor with DSU’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, said that he decided to publish the letter in response to various Internet reports that implied that the African people are gullible and ignorant.
“I think I have the right to express my opinion especially if I speak the truth and I think it’s best for the truth to be spoken or else we will have worse things around then,” Broderick, born and bred in Liberia, said Friday when reached at his home in Dover.
He added, “I was trying to make sure that people are aware of this and can get some help.
Carlos Holmes, spokesman for Delaware State University, said that the issue is an ongoing personnel matter and could not comment on whether or not action would be taken against Broderick.
“I don’t know the source of his thoughts on the matter here as expressed in the Daily Observer article, but they do not come from any research going on at Delaware State University,” Holmes said.
“Dr. Broderick enjoys the same First Amendment rights as anyone else in this country.”
Broderick alleges that reports, which he does not cite, assert that the U.S. Department of Defense has been funding such human trials through a $140 million contract with Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, just weeks before the Ebola epidemic ravaged West Africa.
He thinks the Ebola trials were designed as “biological weapons.”
And, just think… This man is teaching kids in Delaware.