Yesterday, we reported on YouTube’s draconian policy of removing any videos critical of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its role, especially of its director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in covering up China’s malfeasance in the spread of the coronavirus.
Now, more has come to light about Dr. Tedros, and it isn’t good.
TheBlaze reports that Tedros was a leader of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which was deemed “a terrorist organization by U.S. officials.”
A DHS memo from 2014 highlights the background of the group:
The TPLF is a political group founded in 1975 in Ethiopia, as an opposition group. The TPLF engaged in prolonged armed conflict with the government of Ethiopia, which, along with other groups, it succeeded in overthrowing in 1991. The TPLF then joined the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), a political coalition that became the governing coalition in Ethiopia. The EPRDF continues to control the government of Ethiopia. The TPLF qualifies as a Tier III terrorist organization under INA section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III) on the basis of its violent activities before it became part of the ruling coalition and the government of Ethiopia in May 1991.
According to the Department of Justice, “Tier III terrorist organizations are defined as ‘a group of two or more individuals, whether organized or not, which engages in, or has a subgroup which engages in’ terrorist activity as defined under the Act.
Section 212(a)(3)(B)(vi)(III) of the Act.”
After Dr. Tedros was elected to head the WHO in 2017, National Review reported:
The May 23 election of Ethiopian politician Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head WHO is the latest evidence that reform won’t come from WHO itself. Dr. Tedros, as he likes to be called (he has a Ph.D. in community health), is a leader of Ethiopia’s brutal minority party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, a wing of the ruling Marxist-rooted Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front. He served the violently repressive regime as minister of foreign affairs from 2012 to 2016, after a stint as health minister.
Tedros was reportedly elected with 133 of 185 votes in a third-round secret ballot, handily defeating the eminently qualified British candidate, David Nabbaro, M.D.
It truly is amazing that the WHO hadn’t been defunded until last month. Even more astonishingly is the fact that the US covered 1/5 of the WHO’s budget.
Thankfully, we finally have a president who actually decided to act when the time to step up came.