Ebola Survivors to Stage Military Coup, Wage Biological Warfare

At this point in time, no government in the world would be willing to send armed units to confront an armed insurgency in either Sierra Leone, Liberia, or Guinea. Though the United States has volunteered a few thousand soldiers to help the people of Liberia combat Ebola, the very mission is already controversial, and the Obama administration has promised that troops will not come into contact with Ebola patients, but rather train and build. 

While the Centers for Disease Control has predicted that over a million could be infected by January, the prospect of a massive international mission being able to bring this outbreak under control grows daily more elusive. There is a very real possibility that by this time next year, the virus would have burned itself out in some or all of the currently afflicted countries, infecting nearly everyone and culling the population of the West African nations. 

Many months before the virus burns out, the police and military will be essentially non-existent. Currently, many members of the already-sparse Liberian armed forces are infected, and this has "created panic among them, to the extent that some of them have begun to desert the various barracks across the country."

While the armed forces begin deserting, the police are unwilling to respond to any potential incident involving a mass of Ebola patients, and the health care system has already completely collapsed. Though the international media is concentrating on the number of dead by Ebola, there's collateral damage... people unable to go to the hospital for Malaria, Lassa fever, childbirth, and other once-treatable conditions, resulting in countless thousands dying.

It may be only a matter of weeks until the Liberian government exist in name only. The security vacuum will make it relatively easy for a group of rebels who have survived Ebola to stage a coup and declare a state of perpetual emergency. 

These survivors will be able to wage biological warfare, with little risk to
themselves, ensuring that any remnants of the old regime would be too terrified of Ebola and instead flee. Unlike other African rebel groups which have from time-to-time invaded the capital of unstable, war-torn countries, this new group will be born with access to a weapon of mass destruction. 

Many Liberians believe that Ebola is part of a Western plot to depopulate the country and take over its resources. This conspiracy has been reinforced in the minds of many by an article in the main newspaper of Liberia, The Daily Observer, in which a Delaware-based Liberian professor accused the US Department of Defense of culling the African population in order to criminally steal the continent's resources. In essence, there presently exist an underlying ideology which will unite a potential rebel group seeking to destabilize the government.

Recently, security experts have called for Ebola to be treated "the same way" as the threat posed by nuclear weapons. A rebel group that can declare itself a state and have nuclear weapons at birth is essentially a military powerhouse. If this upcoming Liberian or Sierra Leonean Ebola Liberation Army does indeed carve a state for itself that allows it to build a substantial arsenal, then it could pillage and plunder in nearby West African countries almost at-will. 

If a platoon of Ebola Liberation Army were to invade a border town in Nigeria, the residents would all immediately flee, leaving the group to enrich itself and grow in power the same way that ISIS was able to grow in the Syria and Iraq theaters. Unlike ISIS, however, this upcoming group(s) will kill millions with impunity in a methodical and exponential manner the likes of which the world has not witnessed since Hitler and Pol Pot.