Could future warfare involve the attempt by a nation to wipe out the predominant racial or ethnic groups in an enemy country with a virus aimed precisely at their genetic makeup?
Could particular ethnic groups — say, Americans, English, or Japanese — be susceptible to a virus genetically engineered as harmful only to them?
Could a hostile nation exploit the vulnerability of various ethnic genes to subdue or even conquer nations, and reconstitute the world’s balance of power?
The answer, unexpectably and soberingly enough, is a definitive yes.
It isn’t anything to be fearful of; it is — as you will see — something to pray about.
Also, it’s the stuff of sensational headlines; can be looked at as a scare tactic; may be seen as anti-Chinese.
But the fact is that scientists from China have acknowledged something more daunting than a simple lab leak (which is suspected as causing the current pandemic): In advisories to a world health organization, the Chinese years ago indicated the capability not just of enhancing the transmissibility and lethality of a virus — as is suspected with the CoV-19 pathogen — but of genetically manipulating it to target certain racial or ethnic groups.
This is all according to a remarkable new book, What Really Happened At Wuhan by Sharri Markson, focusing on the strong likelihood of a coronavirus leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in 2019.
The most chilling part: years before, in a 2011 submission to the United Nations Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, Chinese representatives, describing current areas of experimentation and research, included “research fields” with titles such as “Creation of Man-Made Pathogens,” “Population-specific Genetic Markers,” and — astoundingly — “Targeted Drug-delivery Technology Making It Easier To Spread Pathogens.”
In the document, the Chinese acknowledge that such pathogens “have the potential to be used for evil ends.”
“The document raises terrifying areas of viral research,” writes Markson. “It starts by noting that modern biological sciences play an ‘important role in helping mankind combat disease.’ In the sentences that follow, China makes two unnerving admissions. Firstly, that it can’t comply with the international treaty and secondly, that new biological technology poses a threat to the very existence of mankind.”
“Theoretically speaking,” she writes, “synthetic biotechnology poses a huge threat to mankind, as it could be used in the future to create pathogens of even greater toxicity and infectiousness than those currently known, and which are resistant to traditional vaccines and drugs as well as hard to isolate and identify with present-day technology.”
The third section of the Chinese submission “is about targeting viruses to specific races as weapons, a shocking and grotesque area of bio-research,” writes Markson. “It states that the Human Genome Project [an international effort to detail the entire DNA of humans] has helped ‘to reveal population-specific genetic variations in the genes for susceptibility to infectious diseases among different populations.”
Alarmingly, it also openly states that such research “can also create the potential for biological weapons based on genetic differences between races. Once hostile elements grasp that different ethnic groups harbor intrinsically different genetic susceptibilities to particular pathogens, they can put that knowledge into practice and create genetic weapons targeted at a racial group with a particular susceptibility.”
As Markson points out, if that’s what China was willing to admit in an open forum, “we can only imagine what race-specific virus experiments they’ve been conducting in their top-secret, classified defense laboratories,” including sectors of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, widely suspected as the source of a lab leak leading to the current global crisis.
Gallingly, some man-made pathogens have been created by “gain-of-function” dabbling at the Wuhan lab, at times with the assistance of the U.S. and other nations. The U.S. participation was chiefly by the Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health, which wanted to see how bad a virus could get so that preventative measures could be fashioned.
Why the Defense Department was involved is obvious.
Meanwhile, the health aspect involved officials such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, who one scientist in the book calls a “grandfather” of gain-of-function research.
Was gain-of-function behind the coronavirus now haunting the world?
There is a second lab, the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, that may also have been responsible and is within walking distance of the now-infamous institute.
“It could be a natural virus,” acknowledges the author about the coronavirus wreaking havoc currently. “It is not beyond the realm of possibility that a cousin of BtCovv/4991 [an original pathogen culled from bats], the virus with a genetic sequence 96 percent identical to that of SARS-CoV-2, existed in the Yunnan cave where the eight viruses closest to Covid-19 were found,” concludes the author. “It’s also possible Covid-19 arose from a natural recombination event.”
But it is made clear throughout the book that a natural, zoonotic origin is very unlikely.
Viral manipulation is often effected using “humanized” mice on which to test and modify a pathogen. “It’s kind of an amazing concept,” notes a physician-scientist named Dr. Steven Quay. “So basically, you take a mouse embryo, and you inject genes that you want to humanize the mouse, so that it actually has human lungs or a human vascular system. Ralph Baric (of the University of North Carolina, who worked with the Wuhan Institute of Virology) developed mice that have human lungs.”
From there, you move toward seeing what genetic changes one would need to affect — harm — those lungs.
It is sinister. It comprises a candidate for end-times scenarios.
In one instance researchers took what is called a spike protein extracted from Chinese horseshoe bats that had been isolated by one Wuhan researcher, who has worked with Dr. Baric, Shi Zhengli, and inserted it into just such engineered rodents. Although virtually no one posits that the Chinese released the virus intentionally, there was a test drill for the exact situation China soon found itself in September 2019, just before the Wuhan outbreak.
A bizarre coincidence.
Dr. Fauci still maintains that the coronavirus is natural, despite much evidence — what some might even call overwhelming evidence — to the contrary. Perhaps his skepticism is out of psychological denial.
Other nations were also involved. Australia trained Wuhan scientists and France constructed the Wuhan lab.
Shamefully, U.S. agencies quietly funded gain-of-function research in China after such research was outlawed in the U.S. by the Obama administration. Dr. Fauci himself acknowledged in a 2012 paper that gain-of-function research could be used for “bioterrorism.”
Believing the chance of causing a pandemic were remote — but knowing the potentially catastrophic consequences — he and others, including Defense Department officials, forged on nonetheless.
Meanwhile, and disturbingly, a senior scientist working with Shi Zhengli filed a patent for a coronavirus vaccine, says Markson, “on February 23, 2020 — remarkably early.”
That scientist later died “in mysterious circumstances.”
In its documents China said such engineered pathogens “can evade recognition and attack the immune system, rendering vaccines and medicines useless.”
And we’re worried about nuclear warfare?
Where is the concern about this — and the outrage? Is it because we also have such capabilities, and perhaps more? And Russia?
What about other nations?
“Accidental mistakes in biotech laboratories can place mankind in great danger,” said the Chinese, citing “unforeseeable consequences.”
It seemed in some ways a plea to other nations to halt what they and China were doing.
Some wonder — though with a paucity of evidence — if a SARS outbreak in 2003 was an attempt at causing mayhem by terrorists.
Military and Communist party officials are said to have masqueraded as civilian researchers at the Wuhan institute, says Markson — whose book is well worth the read.
Another suspect lab is a short distance from the institute, this the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products.
And then there is Ralph Baric in North Carolina.
He has engineered “no-see-um” viruses that can’t be traced or detected as engineered.
Why would he do that?
Was this too in cooperation with the Wuhan lab?
As for the Chinese government: Why was there a blackout of mobile phones around the Wuhan Institute months before the outbreak was announced — months before?
These are only some of the intriguing and daunting questions raised by Markson.
It is journalism — this book — worthy of a Pulitzer.
But the mainstream media continues to keep it all at arm’s length.
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