8 May '21 01:29:5299+
On various websites and news, allegations have been made that the Coronavirus was developed in China's biological warfare laboratories in Wuhan city, and that its worldwide spread was the result of a malfunction or safety incident.
There has been extraordinary economic growth and advancement of the Chinese civilisation over the past 43 years - since the Gang of Four and their Marxist Cultural Revolution was defeated by counter-revolutionary Deng Xiaoping and his "capitalist roaders".
I, personally, do appreciate the mind-boggling transformation of China. In 1976, as a young single adventurer, I went on a 3-week study tour of China, arranged by the then Australia-China Friendship Society. That was not long after the government of Gough Whitlam "recognised" the People's Republic of China, following the world-history changing Nixon visit.
At that time in China I could not help noticing an underlying a kind of mass depression, with all the people and particularly women wearing drab blue Chairman Mao cotton suits. When our tour guide - a woman CCP official was bidding our group of 30 goodbye, after she spent 3 weeks living with and minding us rough & rowdy Australians, I noticed tears rolling down her cheeks. That was the first display of emotion from her. I often wonder what she knew and why she was crying when we all departed on our way back to Australia, never to be seen again.
Today, China is a totally different country, a vibrant capitalist nation, with the people wearing colourful clothes and travelling overseas as tourists.
I believe this phenomenal economic growth owes itself, in part, to the higher average IQ of the Chinese race, combined with economic freedom.
Coupled with this, is the fact that their system of government puts a higher priority on internal stability than it does on democracy. This contrasts with the US system of government that almost resulted in civil war last year.
As a part of the US and her allies war propaganda against China, a lot has been written about the CCP's oppression and human rights violations against the Uighur ethnic group in the large Xinjiang province in the far northwest region of China (see hero image).
Above: Xianjang province in China (source: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists website)
The way for the US Deep State (sometimes called Permanent State) to stop the rise of China would be to start a civil war.
The modus operandi would be modelled on how they created the Islamic insurgency in Syria, that almost succeeded in overthrowing the Assad government and handing over the country to a Saudi-oriented anti-Iran provisional government.
The way to start a civil war in China is to arm and promote radical Islamic terrorism among the 11 million Uighur people. And a civil war in China would be the smartest way for the US to stop the otherwise inevitable rise of China.
The Americans - as the Chinese are only too aware - used this strategy to remove the Soviet Union from Afghanistan. The strategy was named Operation Cyclone.
My point is because the Chinese are so smart, they are simply not going to allow the US to start a civil war in China. This explains their pre-emption of this known strategy by instigating tight controls over the Uighur people on account of their vulnerability to US-promoted Islamic terrorism.
In conclusion to this preamble, I say - intuitively - with only circumstantial evidence, that history and evolution dictates that over the coming decade China will displace the USA as the world's only superpower.
The COVID pandemic as seen as an benign alternative to nuclear warfare.
I have noticed for the past three years - starting well before the coronavirus pandemic burst onto the world stage, and during the Trump administrations trade war with China - there has been strident and hysterical opinion pieces in the mainstream media talking about the "threat to the world" resulting from the rise of China and the evil CCP totalitarian government, and so on.
My interpretation of all this beating of war drums is that the US NeoCon Elite and Deep State foreign policy operatives and think tanks all agree that China - unless it can be stopped - will displace America as the world's most powerful superpower.
Empires and Civilisations rise and fall. The long view of world and ancient history makes that abundantly clear.
Based on the circumstantial evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 "novel" virus was released from the Wuhan Level 4 laboratory, are we permitted to put out the hypothesis that this act was a pre-emptive countermeasure against the Anglo-American Empire's war planning aimed at bringing to a halt the rise of China?
If this hypothesis stands up to scrutiny and can be substantiated, it will simply demonstrate how smart are the Chinese race when it comes to warfare.
Just read these quotes on warfare by their military philosopher Sun Tzu to get a feel for the sophistication that might be involved in this COVID pandemic approach to warfare.
Data as circumstantial evidence
Above: data shows that, relatively speaking, China was unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. The green line indicating deaths from the virus in China barely rises from the x-axis. Yet, the massive optics in world media that showed the unprecedented lockdown, mass makeshift hospitals, and suggested panic by the Chinese authorities, served to create fear in the West that this virus was deadly.
Above: this is the same data for the coronavirus deaths in the five countries - Inda, the US, Canada, the UK, and China - as a daily rate since the pandemic started in Wuhan, in daily deaths per million of population. As you can see, the data for China hardly registers and clings to the x-axis.
Above: this is the same John Hopkins University data of covid deaths per million of population, but plotted on a log y-axis scale. That amplifies the presentation of data at the low end of the scale. As you can see in the green line for China, apart from a very small blip of no more that 0.1 covid deaths per million of population at the start of the pandemic, the country has not been impacted significantly by the virus.
The article that triggered the above comments.
This article appeared on the front page of today's Weekend Australian newspaper (Saturday, May 8, 2021) I will copy the entire article here, to get around the Murdoch paywall.
The headline was ‘Virus warfare’ in China files
BEIJING’S MILITARY SCIENTISTS WARNED OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS DEPLOYED IN WORLD WAR
Chinese military scientists discussed the weaponisation of SARS coronaviruses five years before the COVID-19 pandemic, outlining their ideas in a document that predicted a third world war would be fought with biological weapons.
The document, written by People’s Liberation Army scientists and senior Chinese public health officials in 2015, was obtained by the US State Department as it conducted an investigation into the origins of COVID-19, The Weekend Australian has confirmed.
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”.
The revelation features in an upcoming investigative book on the origins of COVID-19, titled What Really Happened In Wuhan, to be published by HarperCollins.
The chairmen of the British and Australian foreign affairs and intelligence committees, Tom Tugendhat and James Paterson, say the document raises major concerns about China’s lack of transparency over the origins of COVID-19.
The Chinese-language paper, titled The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons, outlines China’s progress in the research field of biowarfare.
“Following developments in other scientific fields, there have been major advances in the delivery of biological agents,” it states.
“For example, the new-found ability to freeze-dry micro-organisms has made it possible to store biological agents and aerosolise them during attacks.”
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.
The Air Force Medical University, also known as the Fourth Medical University, was placed under the command of the PLA under President Xi Jinping’s military reforms in 2017. The editor-inchief of the paper, Xu Dezhong, reported to the top leadership of the Chinese Military Commission and Ministry of Health during the SARS epidemic of 2003, briefing them 24 times and preparing three reports, according to his online biography.
He also held the position of professor and doctoral supervisor in the Air Force Medical University’s Military Epidemiology Department.
Other authors include Zhang Jiangxia and Zhao Ningning, who both served as experiment scientists in the same department.
Intelligence agencies suspect COVID-19 may be the result of an inadvertent leak from a Wuhan laboratory, a line of inquiry under active investigation since early 2020. There is no evidence to suggest it was intentionally released.
Robert Potter, a digital forensics specialist who has worked for the US, Australian and Canadian governments, and has previously analysed leaked Chinese government documents, verified the authenticity of the paper.
“We were able to verify its authenticity as a document authored by the particular PLA researchers and scientists stated,” Mr Potter, the co-chief executive of Internet 2.0, said. “We were able to locate its genesis on the Chinese internet.”
There is concern about the high-risk nature of the biological research into coronaviruses Wuhan scientists were conducting, particularly involving “Gain of Function” research where virologists create new viruses that are more transmissible and more lethal. Australian Strategic Policy Institute executive director Peter Jennings said under Mr Xi’s increasing emphasis on civil-military fusion, China’s biological research into coronaviruses could be weaponised.
“There is no clear distinction for research capability because whether it’s used offensively or defensively is not a decision these scientists would take,” he said.
“If you are building skills ostensibly to protect your military from a biological attack, you’re at the same time giving your military a capacity to use these weapons offensively. You can’t separate the two.”
The document offers an insight into the way senior scientists at one of the PLA’s most prominent military universities were thinking about biological research development.
It notes how a sudden surge of patients requiring hospitalisation during a bioweapon attack “could cause the enemy’s medical system to collapse”.
The document refers to the research of Michael J. Ainscough, a former US Air Force colonel, on modes of conflict and bioweapons.
That research explains “nextgeneration bioweapons” as part of a US Air Force program aimed at better preparing American national security policymakers and senior members of the military to counter the threat from weapons of mass destruction.
Drawing on Colonel Ainscough’s research, the authors conclude a third world war “will be biological” and that “the core weapon for victory in World War Three will be bioweapons”.
“Colonel Ainscough’s conclusion states: ‘There are those who say the First World War was chemical, the Second World War was nuclear, and that the Third World War — God forbid — will be biological’,” it reads.
“There are two meanings to this: Firstly, the First and Second World Wars were chemical and nuclear wars respectively; and the Third World War will certainly be a biological war.
“Secondly, advanced weapons are the key factor in determining the fate of World War III. Colonel Ainscough probably believed that the two atomic bombs forced Japan to surrender, laying the foundation for victory in World War II; so, the core weapon for victory in World War III will be bioweapons”.
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.”
Among the most bizarre claims by the military scientists is their theory that SARS-CoV-1, the virus that caused the SARS epidemic of 2003, was a man-made bioweapon, deliberately unleashed on China by “terrorists”.
Scientific consensus holds that SARS-CoV-1 was of natural origin, having crossed the xenographic barrier from Asian palm civets to humans, likely through the sale of wild animals in wet markets in Guangdong province, southern China. The 263-page paper was published in 2015 by the Chinese Military Medical Science Press, a Chinese governmentowned publishing house managed by the General Logistics Department of the PLA.
The Weekend Australian has confirmed the paper was then obtained by senior officials at the US State Department in May 2020, who were investigating the origins of the pandemic.
Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo and his chief China adviser, Miles Yu, made a passing reference to it in their Wall Street Journal op-ed in February on China’s laboratories, writing: “A 2015 PLA study treated the 2003 SARS coronavirus outbreak as a ‘contemporary genetic weapon’ launched by foreign forces.”
After this, the paper circulated among Chinese dissident communities online.
Luke de Pulford, the co-ordinator of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, also received the document and said that while many Chinese papers came across his desk, this one “stuck out”. “If this piece of work is representative of the scientific thinking of those who have advised the top leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, then there are very serious questions which need urgent answers,” he said.
Mr Tugendhat said: “China’s evident interest in bioweapons is extremely concerning.
“Even under the tightest controls these weapons are dangerous. This document raises major concerns about the ambitions of some of those who advise the top party leadership.”
Senator Paterson said “these revelations demonstrate exactly why nothing less than complete transparency from the Chinese Communist Party is required about the origins of COVID-19”.
“The Chinese government’s failure to fully co-operate with the WHO investigation does nothing to instil confidence in what we have been told so far,” he said.
“Only they can dispel speculation about alternative theories of the cause of this pandemic.”
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.
“Although the team has concluded that a laboratory leak is the least likely hypothesis, this requires further investigation, potentially with additional missions involving specialist experts, which I am ready to deploy,” Dr Tedros said on March 31.
“The team also visited several laboratories in Wuhan and considered the possibility that the virus entered the human population as a result of a laboratory incident.
“However, I do not believe that this assessment was extensive enough. Further data and studies will be needed to reach more robust conclusions.”
In 2020, the US State Department produced its annual report on arms control agreements which noted: “China continues to develop its biotechnology infrastructure and pursue scientific cooperation with countries of concern.
“The United States has compliance concerns with respect to Chinese military medical institutions’ toxin research and development because of the potential dual-use applications and their potential as a biological threat.”
Citing a past US government treaty compliance report, the Arms Control Association, an NGO promoting public understanding of, and support for, effective arms control policies, reported that China, along with North Korea, Iran and Syria, had “flagrantly violated” the convention: “The convention has been flagrantly violated in the past … the US government listed, in addition to Russia, (Biological Weapons Convention) statesparties China, Iran, and North Korea, as well as BWC signatory Syria, as possessing offensive biological weapons in violation of the treaty.”
What Really Happened In Wuhan by Sharri Markson will be published by HarperCollins in September and is available for preorder from Booktopia now.
Above: the Markson book on Covid
Above: mugshot reported in article as being Xu Dezhong, one of the authors (unverifiable)
Above: purported extracts from the document