The Ebola virus is secretly a biological weapon allowed into the country by the Obama administration to further terrorist interests against Americans of the “Caucasian race and Jewish-Christian religion” according to a new lawsuit filed Tuesday against several members of the administration.
The complaint by Larry Klayman reads like a 27-page amplification of many of the fears swirling around the two cases of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States in recent weeks. In this instance, that fear is steeped in several long-stewing conspiracy theories about the current executive branch.
That’s not surprising, given its author: Klayman is a well-known legal activist who believes that Obama was not born in the United States. He’s filed “hundreds” of lawsuits against everything from the Obama administration to Judicial Watch, an organization he founded. Sometimes, those suits are at least moderately successful in court: His case challenging a portion of the NSA’s surveillance practices is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit after a federal judge issued a blistering decision in his favor.
In his latest suit, Klayman argues that the new Ebola screening procedures at five U.S. airports aren’t rigorous enough to stop the transmission of Ebola into the U.S. A lot of Americans agree with him on that point, if a recent poll is any indication: two thirds of Americans would support flight restrictions from Ebola-stricken countries in the name of stopping further Ebola cases here, according to new Washington Post-ABC News numbers.
However, it seems unlikely that such a strong majority of Americans will follow Klayman’s assertion as to why the administration isn’t pursuing flight bans or other more drastic prevention actions.
The Obama administration’s current screening strategy is actually “a reckless plan to open the door not just to Defendant Obama’s infected fellow Africans, but also American Muslim ISIS suicide terrorists who would intentionally infect themselves with the deadly disease and thus spread it widely in the United States,” the complaint reads. (Klayman believes Obama is a secret Muslim, which he points out elsewhere in the complaint).
Klayman also claims in the complaint, among other things, that the defendants “have actual knowledge of a substantial risk and actuality that Ebola will be transmitted through the air to infect others.” Ebola is only transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, the CDC and other international health officials have repeatedly said. There is no substantial evidence that the current outbreak, which has killed more than 4,000 in West Africa, is transmitting person-to-person through the air, or that the virus has a high likelihood of becoming airborne in the near future.
In a brief phone interview with The Post, Klayman addressed the discrepancy between his complaint’s claims and the CDC’s publicly-available information on Ebola transmission: “I firmly believe the CDC is not telling the truth, that [Ebola] can be transmitted through the air,” he said.(“The CDC knows that airborne transmission of Ebola is likely, but has lied to the American people, at the direction of Defendant Obama, to the contrary,” Klayman wrote in the complaint.)
Klayman argues that he has standing to sue the government in this particular case because he was “exposed to the Ebola virus” while flying into Newark airport in New Jersey. Klayman says he was on a plane flying into the airport when the CDC held a news conference on the new airport screenings. He watched the news conference while in flight, he added.
During that news conference, Klayman said, a CDC spokesperson called Newark airport a “high risk” airport for Ebola contraction, due to the relatively large number of West African travelers who pass through the airport compared to others in the country. (Washington Post)