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How Does COVID-19 Fit In China’s Bio-Weapons Program?

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Our friend Clare M. Lopez, former career CIA operations officer, founder and president of Lopez Liberty LLC and one of the smartest people out there on matters of national security is one of the few people asking the right questions about where the COVID-19 virus came from.

And from our perspective the question is which lab, not which bat.

More to the point, as Ms. Lopez asked in a recent article for NewsMax, why were scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and elsewhere in China working for decades on research that clearly indicates an offensive biological weapons program?

As Ms. Lopez pointed out in her article, U.S. Government reports and other credible sources point to an active, large, advanced Chinese bioweapons program. For example, in its January 2001 report, "Proliferation: Threat and Response," the Pentagon stated that "China is believed to possess an offensive biological warfare capability based on technology developed prior to its accession to the BWC in 1984."

China has been a signatory to the BW Convention since November 15, 1984. The coronavirus is a disease-causing microorganism that falls under BWC prohibition for development as a biological weapon.

As further evidence, Ms. Lopez cites the following sources:

Dany Shoham is a former Israeli military intelligence official who holds a doctorate in medical microbiology. Currently, he works with the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar Ilan University, Israel. His studies focus on China's BW program. He believes that the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Beijing's only declared BSL-4 laboratory, is linked to China's covert bio-weapons program. In April 2015, Shoham published a study in the Journal of Defense Studies titled "China's Biological Warfare Programme: An Integrative Study with Special Reference to Biological Weapons Capabilities." The study profiled China's BW program with special reference to its capabilities in defense and military establishments. The study concluded that Beijing has "12 facilities affiliated with the defence establishment, plus 30 facilities affiliated with the PLA, that are involved in research, development, production, testing or storage of BW." Even allowing that there may be overlap among these facilities, 42 is a large number.

An August 2019 report from the Department of State on "Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments" in very diplomatic language raised concerns about whether China were complying with its BWC commitments. The report states that the U.S. "assesses that China possessed an offensive BW program from the early 1950s to at least the late 1980s." That would put the date of noncompliance well past the PRC's 1984 ratification of the BWC.

In a January 26 article for The Washington Times, Bill Gertz cited Dany Shoham on the likelihood that the Wuhan Institute of Virology is a key facility in China's BW program, which comprises both offensive and defensive elements, despite public declarations that it is only defensive. One of the clearest indicators that Wuhan Institute researchers were working on BW-related coronaviruses is the December 2015 "A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence," which describes "gain of function" efforts that created a hybrid virus non-existent in nature.

As we explained in our article, “Left Moving From Proof Of Concept To Execution On Plan To Bring Down America” those with a sense of history will recall that in the last great attack on America – the Islamist attack on 9/11/2001 – the real strategic goal of the attackers was not the sad loss of life inflicted at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and through the destruction of United Airlines flight 93 at Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The goal was to destroy the American economy.

While the 9/11 attacks hurt, the damage was mostly localized in New York and in specific sectors of the economy. This time it is different – this time through our own government’s choices we have provided the Red Chinese with proof of concept on how a bio-warfare attack could work to destroy our economy and then allowed them to move directly to the execution phase of the attack by permitting them continued access to our media to spread fear through propaganda, by permitting them continued access to our capital markets to rebuild any collateral damage to their own economy and by permitting them continued access to our homeland to spread the disease by keeping transportation links open between Red China and the United States open.

Subsequent data lent credence to that assessment when German media outlet Der Spiegel, citing intelligence from the country’s intelligence service, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), reported the pressure came in a Jan. 21 call to WHO leader Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The BND estimated China’s action to conceal information resulted in a loss of four to six weeks in the fight against COVID-19.

The focus of our preliminary assessment of the Chinese actions was on the economic warfare domain, but that is only one of the seven domains of warfare recognized in Chinese military thinking, and Ms. Lopez’s article raises a new and even more frightening possibility.

Why were scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and elsewhere in China working for decades on research that clearly indicates an offensive biological weapons program?

To answer that, wrote Clare Lopez, it is important to understand how Xi Jinping and the CCP's top leadership think. They are steeped in thousands of years of Chinese history and warfare.

Sun Tzu's 500 B.C "Art of War" is studied alongside the 1999 "Unrestricted Warfare." With that in mind Ms. Lopez concluded with the secret speech of Chi Haotian, who was China's Defense Minister from 1993 to 2003 and also Vice Chairman of the CCP's Central Military Commission. In this chilling speech, translated into English in 2005, Gen. Chi openly referred to the Chinese Communist Party's intention to militarily defeat, occupy, and colonize the U.S.

And what of 330 million Americans? As we should all recognize from the clear statements in General Chi’s speech, the Chinese Communist Party plans to be "using special means to 'clean up' America", i.e., "new bio-weapons" that are perhaps more effective and lethal than the one they just tested on us.

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