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Beijing believes COVID-19 is a biological weapon

Chinese spokesman’s speech removes hypothesis of biological war from the list of “conspiracy theories”

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro…

From conspiracy theory to geopolitical realism, the possibility to treat COVID-19 as a biological weapon has been finally accepted in the public sphere. The recent statement by the Chinese spokesman Zhao Lijian, formally accusing the US of bringing coronavirus to China, has highlighted a series of new opinions about the pandemic.

The hypothesis of biological warfare behind the global pandemic had already been raised by Russian experts some weeks ago. Like any opinion that is slightly different from the official version of Western governments and their media agencies, the thesis was ridiculed and accused of being a “conspiracy theory”. However, as soon as the official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the second largest economic power on the planet publishes a note attesting to this possibility, it leaves the sphere of “conspiracy theories” to enter the scene of public opinion and official government versions.

In addition to making the explanation of biological warfare official, Zhao Lijian raised important questions about the pandemic data in the USA: “When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!”

The supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, ordered on the same day of the declaration of the Chinese Ministry the creation of a unified center of scientific research specialized in the fight against the coronavirus. The motivation, according to the Iranian spiritual and political leader, was motivated by evidence that the pandemic is a biological attack. These are his words: “The establishment of a headquarters to fight the outbreak [of COVID-19] occurs due to the presence of evidence that indicates the possibility of a biological attack, signaling that it is necessary that all coping services [to the coronavirus] be under the command of a unified headquarters”.

In fact, what the mainstream Western media has called a “conspiracy” has been manifested in US defense programs for a long time. We must briefly recall the official document named “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”, published by the conservative think tank “Project for a new American Century”, where we can clearly read: “(…) advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool “.

Taking into account that the document was published in 2000, we can see that the possibility of biological warfare has been carefully considered and worked on by American strategists for at least two decades. However, the projects are even older. This article published in Global Research tells a brief history of biological warfare technology, tracing the remote origins of this practice by the American armed forces. In this genealogy of biological warfare, we find reports of the use of bio-weapons in wars in great conflicts of the last century, such as the Second World War, the Korea War and the conflicts with Cuba. Even so, until last Thursday, the mere fact of mentioning this hypothesis for the new coronavirus was rejected as conspiracy.

We must attain to concrete data: Pentagon has 400 military laboratories around the world, whose activities are still obscure; the USA has not yet made a clear statement about the COVID-19 data in its territory, having not yet informed the identity of its patient zero and maintaining uncertain information about the number of infected; Chinese scientists conducted a complex study in which they concluded that the virus did not originate in China, but that it had multiple and diverse sources from the Huanan marine seafood market from where the virus subsequently spread.

In February, the Japanese media agency Ashi TV reported that the virus originated in the U.S., not China, and that Washington would be omitting its actual numbers, with some cases of death attributed to influenza being, in fact, camouflaged cases of coronavirus; on February 27, a Taiwanese virologist presented a series of flowcharts on a TV program, corroborating the thesis that the virus has an American origin, providing a scientific explanation to the flow of the virus sources devoid of any geopolitical purpose.

Another curious fact is that China has been unexpectedly affected by epidemic phenomena, particularly during the period of the trade war between Beijing and Washington. Only between 2018 and the beginning of 2020, the country recorded epidemic episodes of H7N4, H7N9 (two variations of bird flu) and African swine flu. Also, the US has not officially responded to any of these notes, remaining silent about the coronavirus situation in its territory.

Not proposing a concrete answer, but only speculations, we can consider that the circumstances of the case present us a very extensive list of possibilities about what in fact the coronavirus is. Obviously, it is possible that it is not a biological weapon – and this is the official version of most of the media agencies and governments – however, once this hypothesis has been raised and no concrete evidence to the contrary is presented, it is also possible that it is a biological weapon.

The most important thing to do is to dispel the myth that biological wars are conspiracy theories. We must begin to take this possibility seriously and analyze the evidences in search of real solutions. Biological weapons are methods that have long been used and that form a fundamental part of modern warfare, whose costs are less than the methods of direct confrontation of the old wars of mobilization – and whose benefits are greater.

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ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
March 16, 2020

Again thanks for the Duran for bringing this to our attention. If the coronovirus is not a biological weapon it is an astonishing coincidence that the two main countries where it first took hold where China and Iran, two of the three main US ‘enemies’ (a bit like all the Clintons’ enemies who’ve mysteriously died prematurely). It also would explain the hysteria seeming to grip most governments about an illness that doesn’t on the surface seem much more lethal than flu. It does seem our rulers know something that isn’t being let on. However, if it is a bioweapon, it… Read more »

Nicholas Hazen
Reply to  ManintheMoon
March 16, 2020

So many astonishing coincidences these days…

Brokenspine66
Reply to  Nicholas Hazen
March 16, 2020

Are those ‘coincidences’ just a coincidence?

cudwieser
cudwieser
Reply to  ManintheMoon
March 16, 2020

Bio weapon is a stretch. If there was a particular genome(s) why are italians so particularly susceptable

bogsik
bogsik
Reply to  cudwieser
March 17, 2020

because Marco polo was the Chinese spy ????
because old people are dying and NOTHING can be made to be fully race specific as genes pools have been in flux for millennia

Regula
Regula
Reply to  cudwieser
March 17, 2020

The strain affecting Italy is not the same strain as affecting China and the most lethal strain is affecting a Iran.

George Hartwell
Reply to  Regula
March 19, 2020

It is amazing how alert the Duran readers are. Five different strains with different characteristics. You have been reading those Global Research articles.
https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  ManintheMoon
March 16, 2020

Any country that developed a bio-weapon would surely have to ensure that they also developed a vaccine. Let’s see which country/countries have not signed or ratified the UN biological weapons treaty and have a number of bio-weapons labs, and which of these countries in the end has only a token number of cases. I am thinking of one that starts with the letter “i”.

cudwieser
cudwieser
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
March 16, 2020

That’s plenty of tokens.

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
March 17, 2020

Ahhhh…..You’re Thinking Israel. Very Plausible. Personally I think the evidence so far suggests it likely came from a bio-weapons lab…but I doubt it was released on purpose. I hope they Nail The Source and Get Rid of these Bio-weapon Labs once and for all.

Eric Zuesse
March 17, 2020

All these allegations and no link to any source for any of them, not even to non-credible sources, which might be the actual ones or some of the actual ones. If the article is entirely true, an intelligent reader has no reason to know that. If it isn’t, then it is deceit. Such articles are untrustworthy in any event, and therefore discredit any site which publishes it. I say this with regret, because I suspect that the article is entirely true. But what I suspect is irrelevant. This article says nothing that would be trusted by an intelligent reader, not… Read more »

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
March 17, 2020

I think you’re being a bit unfair on the author as all he does is expand on a News story about this Chinese official’s tweet that seems to have been reported elsewhere (although this is the first I’d heard about it). No one can know if what this Zhao says is true, but as you say it could well be. What has got me even more concerned – much more – than when I wrote my first comment, was reading a comment on Breitbart of all paces, which pointed to a conference held last Autumn under the auspices of the… Read more »

ManintheMoon
ManintheMoon
Reply to  ManintheMoon
March 17, 2020

To add to my last comment (if anyone reads this – maybe the Alexes?). I’ve now had a chance to look at the recommendations of this conference and see that the co-sponsors are Bill and Melinda Gates – they of the vaccine industry. Recommendation 4: “Governments should provide more resources and support for the development and surge manufacturing of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics that will be needed during a severe pandemic”. How prescient? What are these guys after one must ask?

bogsik
bogsik
Reply to  ManintheMoon
March 17, 2020

and no “commercial” opportunity can be missed including total enslavement to big pharma killer vaccines ????????????

George Hartwell
Reply to  ManintheMoon
March 19, 2020

This may be Gates doing complete worldwide-genocide to cut down, down, down the population to the size they want. First Covid19 then vaccine (for) Covid19, then nobody left.

eskm
eskm
Reply to  ManintheMoon
March 25, 2020

go no further than Recommendation 1 of the Report and there’s already the eerie sense of their recommending the corporatization of government …

George Hartwell
Reply to  ManintheMoon
March 19, 2020

Ok. Suppose this was an ‘accidental’ leak from a US bioweapons facility and they know this was spreading in the US before this conference. Then the planning was how to steer public opinion to cover up the leak in the US and blame China. Later comes the vaccine which spreads the disease even more thoroughly than the first time. Ok, I am beginning to suspect that one never recovers from this infection – like Lime Disease. Once it gets a hold on our systems, it never gives up I fear. I wonder if the specialist tetracyclines would work (Doxycycline and Minocin)?

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
March 17, 2020

There has been Speculation about the origin of this Virus for over a month now….You just have to know where to Look. I first Heard of this possibility from a YouTuber TheLastAmericanVagabond, but brushed it off. Here is the latest:

Then a friend sent me this article 4 days ago: https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-further-evidence-virus-originated-us/5706078

Does it have any Merit? To me it’s the Silence from the US that gives this Theory credibility.

bogsik
bogsik
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
March 17, 2020

sure links are useful but what u r preaching is exactly the same which big pharma uses for their vaccine safety – trust us, we know best ???? except they have done crap – in contrast the author is repeating what has been published recently referring to the original source but without the link. Or even better, yours is reverse argument used by big crapping pharma against the amazing efficacy of IV vit C – show us the golden standard double blind placebo control trials for that claim – which they have ignored for over 50 years and few crap… Read more »

George Hartwell
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
March 19, 2020

Eric is holding authors to a standard. Give us your sources! I say ‘Yes!’ to Eric. Let’s have journalistic standards.

T W Huning
T W Huning
March 17, 2020

Of course it is, engineered with a gain of function to make it very highly contagious. It is NOT just the flu, which is not as contagious. Why do you think China took the extreme measures that she did?

Olivia Kroth
March 17, 2020

The truth is always called a “conspiracy theory” and ridiculed by those, who would like to manipulate us. “Conspiracy theory” is the no-word of the year.

James
James
March 17, 2020

I lived in China many years and now in Hong Kong for many years also. I speak Cantonese and Mandarin…just to say as I simply state I have learned that one certainly can be certain and trust… that the Chinese Communist Party will do anything to ensure their power and dominance in our world… once more limited to their own region but now with the CCP in the World Trade and banking, stock markets, and investments… you can just look at what Xi Jing Ping is doing… so understand many things are possible but it is certain we should hold… Read more »

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
March 17, 2020

Well if this is true, it means American scientists went to China and collected bat shit from a cave, isolated coronavirus from it, weaponised it in some way (aerosol?) and went back to China to release it in Wuhan. Not impossible I suppose.

George Hartwell
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
March 19, 2020

So once more Duran readers are so well informed that no one bites on an strawman theory. I am proud of you, fellow readers. You are staying on top of this.

Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor
March 17, 2020

Here’s a conspiracy theory to match yours: Republicans want to do away with Social Security and Medicare. What better (and blameless) way than to eliminate the population who uses them? Sounds loony? So do you.

frances
frances
Reply to  Susan Taylor
March 17, 2020

Both parties have that as an objective, they are one and the same. It started with Clinton when he removed the firewall between social security funds and the govt budget. A firewall that had been in place since Roosevelt.

Regula
Regula
March 17, 2020

While Covid19 may not turn very lethal in young healthy persons, it can cause permanent lung damage and infertility in males. That can in fact turn it into a delayed effect weapon to eradicate entire nations via infertility and/or burden countries with high medical costs for many years to take care of permanently handicapped victims of Covid19.

The US was collecting tissues in Russia specifically. Why Russia? Why not researching US tissue specimens if it is for legitimate science?

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Regula
March 18, 2020

Thanks for this interesting info, Regula. This reminds me of the times, when in the USA many adopted Russian children were mistreated and killed, before the Russian Federation forbade adoption by US families.

TooCoolX
TooCoolX
April 16, 2020

If that were true then the US wouldn’t be scrambling to developing testing, vaccines and more medical equipment. This is as fake as news can get. The virus came from bats and then came to life in a Chinese lab.

Brilliant idiot
Brilliant idiot
April 24, 2020

I am an American and I found this article to be rather intresting, it clued me into some new avenues to consider about the Covid 19 and where it came from. As that spark ignited in my mind and began to power my train of thought, it was quickly snuffed out stomped and urinated on because I unfortunitly started reading all of the above comments. Most of the comments I read while they were written very inteligently amount to a combination of puke and poop vomited onto this message board by some paranoid people who obviously have way to much… Read more »

Brilliant idiot
Brilliant idiot
April 24, 2020

If it was not Dr. Evil was it us? Was it you? Was it them? None of the above, it was mother nature. it was an animal virus that jumped species and happens to seem like the flu until it’s to late so it was able to spread. it’s happened before, it is happening now, and will happen again. You can blame us Americans for that but we will just disreguard you as a fanatical member of some suicide cult that is pretending to be a muslum religious group. It was not China, it was not Iran, It was not… Read more »

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