We already knew the CCP were acting guilty, destroying all the samples and telling us it was like the flu when it wasn’t. They were blocking it from flying around inside China, but exporting it internationally.
Sharri Markson, at The Australian, has received documents from the US State Department showing that in 2015 Chinese Military scientists were chatting and strategizing in fairly malevolent ways, about how useful bioweapons could be. As far as weapons-of-mass-destruction go, bioweapons are as cheap as chips, could overrun hospitals, strike fear into the hearts of soldiers and people, and wreak chaos on the economy. Tick, Tick and Tick. These weapons are self replicating, as long we feed them new bodies. Think of them as like miniature F-111s that can disassemble the enemy infrastructure and turn our ploughshares into their F-111s so to speak.
The question for the last year, was not so much whether it was a man-made creation, but whether it was released deliberately or not. To that end, we don’t know, but if a hostile state was going to release it deliberately, you’d think they would aim for somewhere other than “next door” to the virology lab it was created in.
That military chiefs may have been discussing this is not unusual. Probably teams in every major nation have run wargame scenarios with coronaviruses as bioweapons — the thing that makes this different is that it can be traced to people at or near the top, and no one appears to be pretending to be a good global citizen. It’s all in the phrasing…
The paper describes SARS coronaviruses as heralding a “new era of genetic weapons” and says they can be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then weaponised and unleashed in a way never seen before”.
Titled The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bio-weapons, the document outlines China’s progress in the research field of bio-warfare, saying a third world war would be fought using biological weapons.
It’s a bargain WMD:
… bio-weapons could be mass-produced at 0.05 per cent of the cost of traditional weapons when compared to the cost per square kilometre of damage.
The study also examines the optimum conditions under which to release a bioweapon. “Bioweapon attacks are best conducted during dawn, dusk, night or cloudy weather because intense sunlight can damage the pathogens,” it states. “Biological agents should be released during dry weather. Rain or snow can cause the aerosol particles to precipitate.
“A stable wind direction is desirable so that the aerosol can float into the target area.”
There were 18 authors, and one Xu Dezhong, a top level scientist was reporting to the top honks of the CCP, especially during the first SARS outbreak. Curiously, he thought the first SARS was a bioweapon and one of his 50PhD’s wrote a thesis on that.
In a chilling echo of many states’ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the authors note that the release of a bio-weapon could have secondary effects by placing enormous burdens on a country’s healthcare system. Using the example of an attack on a city of five million with 10 per cent of the population requiring hospitalisation, the document notes it could “cause the enemy’s medical system to collapse”.
Some of China’s senior public health and military figures are listed among the 18 authors of the document, including the former deputy director of China’s Bureau of Epidemic Prevention, Li Feng. Ten of the authors are scientists and weapons experts affiliated with the Air Force Medical University in Xi’an, ranked “very high-risk” for its level of defence research, including its work on medical and psychological sciences, according to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Defence Universities Tracker.
Whatever we do, don’t let Tedros or the WHO run the “investigation”:
World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has previously said there needs to be further investigation into the possibility of a lab accident in Wuhan, criticising his own team’s inquiry — that claimed a lab leak was unlikely — for not being thorough or extensive.
Tedros could have saved the world but worked for President Xi instead. As I reported on Feb 2 last year, this is the WHO Chief who told us to keep the borders open so the virus could infect the world. As I reported on Feb 4 this is the same man who was Foreign Minister of Ethiopia around the same time that nation became the largest African Belt and Road debtor.
Tedros is probably angling to run the second WHO investigation just to keep control of the process, stop other investigations and create another whitewash.
Right now, the rest of the world needs to form the G199 or something “Everyone but China”
The world needs to band together to stop China getting away with anything, and to get it to behave like a good global citizen.
Sharri Markson has written a whole book — What Really Happened in Wuhan, soon to be released. It’s not clear why an Australian journalist got the info before US ones, but given the US had a role in setting up the lab at Wuhan, and US journalists have religious objections to discussing anything that might show Donald Trump in a good light (especially at the expense of the Guru-Fauci), it may have been easier to release in Australia.
There is some small consolation in knowing that if the CCP accidentally let this cat out of the bag, it will only help the West get ready for the next one.
h/t to GlenM