Wuhan Biolab Leak Theory Revives Concern about CCP China’s Biowarfare Program

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The theory that the COVID-19 pandemic began as an accidental leak from a BSL-4 biolab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China has gained new found traction, as Big Media, Big Tech and the Biden administration furiously back track on their previous campaign to smear it as ‘fringe conspiracy.’ The release of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails has only fueled controversy about why the leak theory was so aggressively suppressed.

As I have noted for over 16 months, this accidental leak theory has always provided a very, if not most, likely explanation for the origins of COVID. As we now hopefully focus more on this realistic scenario, we should also focus on the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) role in covert and dual use biowarfare research programs.

While this current COVID-19 novel coronavirus may not have been an engineered bioweapon, it should still focus attention on China’s very real, clandestine, offensive biowarfare research program.

In March 2020 I wrote an analysis of the CCP’s biowarfare research in a piece for Geostrategy-Direct, also summarized in part in Freepressers. This detailed review is even more today than it was then.

I noted then:

Wuhan, the epicenter of the original outbreak, is also the location of China’s first and still only known Bio Safety Lab-4 (BSL-4), known as the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This lab houses some of the world’s most dangerous and contagious viruses and biological agents and is intended to be the first of several more BSL-4 labs across China. 

It has not been established whether this lab is part of China’s dual-use bioweapons research, but here is what is known about China’s program.

Since China is a signatory to the 1984 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) — its clandestine, offensive biological warfare program is covered under the guise of biological warfare defense (biodefense), and civilian technology and facilities that are “dual-use.” The U.S. Air Force Air University (AU) just published a study this month that acknowledged China’s offensive biowarfare capabilities.

The study notes that various reports from the United States in 2010, 2012, and 2014 all state essentially the same thing, “that China likely possesses a covert biological weapons program, but the extent of that program remains unknown to the public.”

The AU study adds, “According to the Nuclear Threat Initiative, it is clear that “China possesses the required technology and resources to mass-produce traditional [biological weapon] agents as well as expertise in aerobiology.” Today, it is likely that China’s current dual-use infrastructure acts as the basis for its offensive biological capability.”

Most recently, the U.S. Department of State 2019 Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report) – reported that:

Information indicates that the People’s Republic of China (China) engaged during the reporting period in biological activities with potential dual-use applications, which raises concerns regarding its compliance with the BWC.

In addition, the United States does not have sufficient information to determine whether China eliminated its assessed biological warfare (BW) program, as required under Article II of the Convention.

A 2005 US Department of State compliance report identifies two central laboratories with links to an offensive biological weapons program: 

1) the Chinese Ministry of Defense’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences (AMMS) Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology (IME) in Beijing, and 2) the Lanzhou Institute of Biological Produces (LIBP) — with at least 50 additional laboratories and hospitals being used as biological weapons research facilities.

The full analysis can be read at Geostrategy-Direct, but a subscription is required. ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Ginger
Ginger
4 months ago

There is no doubt that China has a biowarfare program going on, and this COVID “leak” was a test run for the real thing.

Jack
4 months ago
Reply to  Ginger

The United States along with Russia will be at war with China in the next 5-7 years

BillyQ
BillyQ
4 months ago

Man is so intent on destroying our own we will someday

TCInc
TCInc
4 months ago

China must have used tens of thousands of its citizens to hand carry the coronavirus to every major city and town in the world, and then to hit the targeted senior care centers all at once, as must have happened in the U.S. over a very short period of time. Similarly as well cities all over the world to selected targets and cities or specific places must have been hit all at once. to have caused all the massive deaths and infections all at once. In my view then this has to have been the use of a designated bio weapon, the coronavirus to cause all these countries except not the potential allies of china of a worldwide socialism overthrow. Look at the countries with almost no hits or deaths or less potentcy in the weapon, then look at the countries with major hits and deaths.It seems that Saudi Arabia was not hit at all, whereas Iran was hit with massive infections and deaths. Saudi Arabia has recently signed an agreement to learn nuclear technology from China and Iran is an ally of Russia. China has assisted Venezuela in the overthrow of the country with arms and socialism learning. Brazil on the other hand has refused to bend to socialism as a free state and has been hit hard with the virus. Is this an over all the world attempt?

COVID Plan
COVID Plan
4 months ago
Reply to  TCInc

Much simpler than that. THe CCP froze all domestic travel to/from Wuhan in December 2020, but maintained all international travel out of Wuhan, with zero screenings of outbound travelers. The USA was the 1st to institute screenings of passengers coming from Wuhan. This of course was xenophobic.

Lorraine E Blazich
4 months ago

Lots of ‘noise’ out there regarding the unleashing of the next bioweapon – ebola.

TCInc
TCInc
4 months ago

It is difficult to believe that China did this all on their own, even with a worldwide attempt at spreading socialism. This took a worldwide partnership arrangement like an agreement of globalization, which is an opportunity at control of commercial activities. We know China has an interest in controlling worldwide shipping and control of the sea routes for shipping with their recent attempt at extending their sea lanes in the south China sea islands. China also has an interest in control of minerals and metals mining and processing around the world, as in Chile, Argentina Venezuela and Bolivia and others in central and south America and in Africa and Australia and the primary technology in North America and developments. The west is also the major markets, however the market wouldn’t do much good if it were destroyed from an obama socialism overthrow by that group along with other countries involvement in globalization. However the U.S. is a major pproducer of oil and gas along with Opec could be a cause of coups., since Saudi oil and U.S. oil and gas would be favorable to control that.

TCInc
TCInc
4 months ago

TCInc, 6 6 21, who dunnit
Perhaps Crespo is more familiar than I on possibilities and potential of spreading the virus as a leak bio weapon. I don’t under stand how a country like China as heavily militarized as they are could possibly let a leak of this magnitude escape the controls and to allow a leak, all at once to be distributed worldwide to all the countries it went to in such a short period of time, then be released specifically to the targets that were hit with the flu and virus of the potential that it has for death and variants or levels of infection by a leak. My theory is that the leak theory is horse manure and another fake media stories made up by obama and his story tellers from hollywood, maybe even the most notable newsy medias, they seemed to want to be the top of the media for the last 12 years and this was some kind of competition. Who gets the emmy?
No this was an intent of the most absolute
conspiracy ever seen by the history of the world, a historical conspiracy with
the intent to destroy all religions and cultures and for maximum enslavement of
the entire world, if they could pull it off and include major players like the
biggies in economics and control of money and power and control of all trade
and resources. I think the foreign major players are the KSA and China and
other menials. It is a conspiracy so large it will take years to investigate
and bring them all out in the open. It will take every free country in the
world and their free military as a unit to stop it and one by one bring to
justice. In the meantime I think we will have to evaluate and disband the U.N.
as a major player and member to stifle 
others and pass U.N. laws like weapons seizures from the unknowing. 

The conductor
The conductor
4 months ago

Let’s throw one more idea about this virus leak. Think About it, trump was President, our economy was reaching new heights and the Chinese couldn’t stop it. So what do you do to slow the economy down, run a virus that you manufactured!

U. Krauskopf
U. Krauskopf
4 months ago

if it walks, talks and acts like a Duck, maybe it is a Beijing Duck….

terry
terry
4 months ago

Here is what happened. A doctor who was working in the lab, where gain of function was being done under a tiered agreement, found out the secret work being conducted by the ccp behind the known viral work; that doctor, assassinated, attempted to bring samples and documents before the world in order to expose the vicious bio-warfare being done under the radar. The ccp was into the near final stages and wanted a virus for a pandemic to target and destroy certain segments of men within set societies; one has no need of great imagination to understand what drives the top leadership of these little red dragons! Wealth, power, women, conquest, and world domination drives the psychotic psychopaths of all marxist ideologies- period. An agreement was made after the attempt by the doctor, with the democratic party in America, the UN, and several EU leaders and countries, along with certain elite sectors of the world; the intentions remain, but the game plan has been altered, and we are in the middle of that endgame being played by these cretins in power! For power, wealth, and world domination the tycoons, tyrants, and terrorist have sold out the nations, and their peoples, of the world!

Karl Henriksson
Karl Henriksson
4 months ago

Do not forget the new space station China is putting into orbit now, and future Chinese bases on the moon. Such places are ideal for developing and manufacturing bio-weapons, since fewer of their own people are exposed at an inopportune time if something goes wrong.Outer space and the moon tend to be good places for sterilizing anything that gets loose, since there is a lot of radiation, as well as temperature extremes and vacuum in space. I don’t trust the ChiComs!


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