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Coronavirus: A Bioweapon? By Brian Simpson

     Italy is in full swing with China-style quarantines to attempt to contain the coronavirus. At this point it is worthwhile speculating about why this is happening at all.
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/08/italy-imposes-china-style-quarantine-on-16m-people-in-attempt-to-contain-coronavirus/

     There are some interesting pierces of material indicating that the coronavirus is a bioweapon, created by the US. This is the view taken by the Chinese scientist quoted here:
  http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/international-relations/whos-behind-the-covid-19-outbreak-in-china-and-iran-two-countries-that-the-us-hates

“Chen Yongqi Studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley Graduated 1970. We thank him for this excellent analysis. 

CHEN YONGQI’S ANSWER TO A QUESTION AT QUORA shows that the US could be behind the coronavirus outbreak in Iran and China, and is in fact the prime suspect.

The following is our translation of this response. Foreword and notes [in brackets] are by Vince Dhimos.
 
US scientists have almost all spoken out against an artificial origin of the Chinese COVID-19 virus epidemic that started in China, and they have, for some reason, only focussed on refuting the possibility that the Chinese themselves would have unleashed the epidemic in their own country. The fact that none of them mentioned the possibility of a foreign country using the virus as a bio weapon was highly suspicious in itself. After all, the US is waging a virulent trade war on China and even demanding of its allies, eg, UK, not to use Chinese assistance in rolling out their 5G project. And yet, these interviewed geneticists go to the basics, insisting that no one – meaning no Chinese geneticists – could have unleashed the epidemic because there are no signs of tampering in the cell. Therefore, of course, no US specialist in bio warfare could be involved either. So no need to mention this embarrassing possibility. It is all so convenient.
 
So what does the above-described argument of US scientists mean? It means nothing at all. The US scientific community has its hands tied by certain unspoken rules set by the US political and journalistic Establishment and enforced within its own ranks. The most convincing evidence of this can be seen in the documentary film Expelled, where scientists who have been fired for being too open minded about the theory of intelligent design are interviewed. This theory is not the point of the movie, which focusses on academic freedom and shows that there is no such thing in the US. To understand this, go to minute 5 of this film to see what happened to a reputable scientist who made the mistake of expressing open mindedness to the intelligent design theory.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5EPymcWp-g

It is clear to me that the possibility of an artificial introduction of COVID-19 among the population in Wuhan may not be entertained in the media, under penalty of unknown consequences. All scientists interviewed in the media have denied this possibility, but strangely, the “evidence” they point to is highly questionable. They all seem to agree that the viral cell shows no signs of having been subjected to genetic manipulation. End of argument. Gotta go now. The problem with this argument is that genetic manipulators are capable of inserting any compatible genetic material into virtually any part of a cell, and since this is so, they should be able to design a virus that shows no sign of manipulation, should they not? After all, we can assume the designers would not leave their tools lying around in the cell.
 
Philip Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intel officer, suspects that … the US may have developed and released the virus in China and Iran.
 
Philip M. Giraldi is a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer who served nineteen years overseas in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain. He was the CIA Chief of Base for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and was one of the first Americans to enter Afghanistan in December 2001. Phil is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a Washington-based advocacy group that seeks to encourage and promote a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistent with American values and interests.
 
Apparently, like myself, Quora respondent Chin Yongqi also had misgivings about the way this issue has been treated in the media. And his detailed answer left few stones unturned.
 
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I have read all the answers and almost all of them are sensible and logical. I would like to add my two cents.
 
The USA could do something like this, so the answer could be yes. The United States is an extremely rich country, as many have commented. Thus at the end of this year the congress and its deputies approved a military budget of 934 billion dollars for their annual expenses, a single year, this dollar amount is immense to those who understand large numbers. Why do I mention this? In order for you to understand what is going on internally with the advance investments of the United States.
 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.
 
This advanced research department was founded in 1958 and people like me [Mr. Chen is a computer expert] understand that dozens of technologies, which provide advancement and technological energy to the world comes from DARPA. This US research group is responsible for the following:
 
1. We could not communicate as we are doing right now if it had not been for DARPA. This group generated the Internet.
 
2. DARPA invented what we now use on Google Maps 30 years before Google.
 
3. DARPA produced Siri, Electronic Assistant using Apple's iPhone.
 
4. The UNIX Operation system for scientific computers.
 
5. The concept of Cloud or where your data or programs that run on super computers reside.
 
6. GPS, the global positioning or locating system that you use on your cell phone.
 
7. Anonymity on the Internet or the means of not being located while using the Internet, also called VPN or personal virtual network, makes it difficult to find you if you use the VPN when your computer is on the internet.
 
I could enjoy praising DARPA but you can do more research on the Internet. This face of DARPA is the positive part. Its annual budget is only 4 billion dollars above the table, but the dark part of the group cannot be seen by anyone, even those who govern the United States and this includes the president. There are unreported secret and dark projects that produce negative inventions for the world but are very positive for the black side of the powerful hegemon. We already indirectly know about technology used to commit murder throughout the land. All the most advanced technology of stealth, which is undetectable, is produced by DARPA, including Avionics and biological electronic weapons and an infinity of technologies that are used in the military or civil battlefield, yes, killing you in your bed or while you’re walking in a park or dining in a restaurant. You never find out that you’ve been killed. A tiny drop of liquid falls on your plate from the ceiling of where you’re eating and in 3 hours or exactly 2 weeks you will go missing. There are rifles that don’t use bullets but small cartridges that use dry ice to deliver their message of death. You feel a mosquito bite before falling ill two days later when the tiny wound has disappeared with you in front. You will realize because I talk about this below.
 
Most of the authors who answered the question cannot accept that the current hegemon could dare to generate tragedies without cause or in a non-chivalrous manner. This is nothing more than a rationalization because we can no longer understand the modern political world, the variables of a normal problem in politics have changed. What was soft is no longer, what was forbidden is no longer, what was logical and fair is no longer. The modern world is so complex that in order for you to understand it, you will also have to change your mind. Let me explain and enter to answer the question.
 
The president of the United States was challenged by his congress since the month of November 2019 and finally accused of crimes of corruption and high prosecutable misdeeds against the constitution of the country, he was finally judged legally impeached in congress and his legal case was passed to the Senate to adjudicate sentence. The Senate having a majority of Republicans, the president's party, declared him innocent of the charges brought by congressional Democrats. But the political damage to the president can never be erased and Trump went down in US history forever as the third president legally impeached by his own government.
 
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I have read all the answers and almost all of them are sensible and logical. I would like to add my grain of sand.
 
USA can do something like that, the answer could be yes. The United States is an extremely rich country many comment, so it is that at the end of this year the congress and its deputies approved the military budget of 934 billion dollars for their expenses of the year, a single year, this amount of dollars is immense for Those who understand large numbers. Why do I talk about this? In order to understand what happens internally with the advanced investments of the United States.
 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.
 
This advanced research department was founded in 1958 and people like me understand that dozens of technologies, which give advancement and technological energy to the world comes from DARPA, this research group from USA generated.
 
Most of the posters who answered this question cannot accept that the current hegemon could dare to generate tragedies without cause or in a non-chivalrous manner. This is nothing more than a rationalization because we can no longer understand the modern political world, since the variables of a normal problem in politics have changed. What was soft is no longer soft, what was forbidden is no longer forbidden, what was logical and fair is no longer. The modern world is so complex that in order for you to understand it, you will also have to change your mind. Let me explain to answer the question.
 
The president of the United States was challenged by his congress since November 2019 and finally accused of crimes of corruption and high crimes against the constitution of the country. He was finally impeached in Congress and his legal case was forwarded to the Senate to pass sentence. Since the Senate had a Republican majority, the president's party, it acquitted him of the charges brought by congressional Democrats. But the political damage to the president can never be erased and he went down in US history of the United States forever as the third president impeached by his own government.
 
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN IRAN
By 2 AM this morning 210 people had died in this country and Covid-19 was the cause of this nightmare. Interesting that 4 of these are senior government officials. Using Chinese statistics to result in 210 deaths from the coronavirus, we must have 98% of this number of infected or 10,500 and the infection began more or less in mid-January or later depending on the number of vampire bats that bit their victims or victims that bit vampires. Since this is one of the natural routes to start the pandemic. While returning from the supermarket last night, on the radio I heard an Iranian father say he would die of grief if his wife or his 3 girls became ill because he had to work and bring food from the market, so he had to use a bacterial solution before entering the home, and while running to the bathroom to shower he didn't want to breathe. This broke my heart and I decided to write this answer. I had already communicated the idea to another Quoran yesterday in an almost private comment.
• Iran is in an undeclared war with my country, the United States. In my opinion what is happening in Iran, the murder of its military general and its Covid-19 pandemic is a direct consequence of this war. There is no other logical explanation. There is no pandemic of this virus in Yemen, Iraq, Syria or Saudi Arabia or any neighbouring country ... Why did the vampires decide to go to Iran first ...? Dystopia has come to Iran with extreme vengeance, and what enemy would have reasons and means to produce this catastrophe? The Russians? I don't think so, the Chinese neither, … Who knows? The US? Very likely.
• Fortunately, China began sending aid to Iran yesterday, 20,000 boxes for virus tests and hundreds of thousands of units of preventive material.
 
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN CHINA
 
The United States as the world's hegemon cannot easily tolerate commercial, military or cultural competition from any country. From the time of the Greek hey-day, Thucydides tells us that a hegemon will never accept competition or be displaced by an aspirant to his position. This tells us that conflict is inevitable and that war is also inevitable. But he didn't know about covert biological warfare. [This principle is generally called the Thucydides trap].
 
The intellectual world had been discussing this for 3 years as China began to show signs of accelerated and successful progress.
 
China has been waiting for the first attack for more than 10 years. Many soft attacks are already documented with different levels of impact. Most use media and internet, and there other spies and funded items that internationally discredit China. No soft attack has been successful to date.
 
I have been watching my country, the USA, do scary things against everything that is just in the world. We are trying to conquer and take over everything valuable on the planet at the tip of a bayonet and the barrel of a gun. For over 150 years we have not stopped waging war. We are at war continuously without declaration with all countries that seem antagonistic to what we want. Now it is no longer possible to cover the sins of colonization or exploitation and direct crime ... everything is evident in a matter of minutes due to the internet, photos and videos.
 
 
[Below, the author is introducing his own idea about the real origins of the epidemic, with strong evidence but no proof as of yet]
 
In November 2019, the president of the USA decided to use one of the magic arrows generated by DARPA to cause the catastrophe that would begin the collapse of the Chinese country. There are no other possibilities for the facts that we observed since the beginning of the year 2020.
 
The magic arrow consists of planting a virus designed by the USA in Wuhan, China and other places around the world to sink the Chinese once and for all. Sounds ridiculous but it sounds plausible when we reach our conclusion below.
 
1. In Dec 2019 the first Covid19 contagion occurs in Wuhan and the sick person is transferred to the hospital. No one knew anything about the epidemic and many were infected working in the hospital…. 2 weeks passed.
 
2. Other people become infected in Wuhan and arrive at the hospital. No one still had any idea about Covid19 and the barbarity that lies ahead….
 
3. The hospital began to suspect Covid19 and they called in scientific reinforcements, which discovered the coronavirus and the possible consequences of global contagion ... the government was notified. It was already the first week of January 2020.
 
4. This morning I just saw that there are several places on earth with people infected with Covid19, especially in IRAN, a city in northern California, another in Oregon and one more in the state of Washington. There is no way that these people have been infected by Chinese or others arriving from China.
[ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/02/28/coronavirus-live-updates/  and
https://www.kgw.com/article/news/investigations/several-oregon-facilities-among-nations-secretive-biolabs/6723819 0 ] Nor did they receive packages from anyone outside the region. So who infected them? They were infected to ensure that there would be victims in California when the great pandemic was to be unleashed around the world, but it will not happen. China has begun to control its pandemic. It is not possible that the 4 American people have been bitten by infected vampires or that they ate infected vampire meat. So how did this happen? They tell us that Covid-19 is only generated by vampires and bats. [Scientists are now walking that back]
 
5. Covid19 infected the first victim in Wuhan ... precisely where the contact happened, when it happened and how it happened I am more than sure that the Chinese security authorities already know. Likewise, the other 13 infected outside the Huanan market have been interviewed and thoroughly investigated and the information is in the hands of the members of the Chinese politburo.
 
6. With what I have stated above: it is likely that the origin of this evil and cheap project to produce chaos and destruction comes from the American hegemon. It is easy to deduce that it was not executed by the CIA because those people leave no trace, but there is little doubt that the project originated in the USA, but it was executed by inexperienced amateurs.
 
7. The fact that they did not count on the Chinese government to quarantine an entire province of more than 50 million inhabitants in a few days and thus stop contagion strongly, reveals that the infections were planted in Iran and California without any link or connection to China. I am sure there are original Covid19 seeds in Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America and possibly in Venezuela and Mexico. But I would like to be wrong on this, especially for Venezuela.
 
Of course, what I expose you is just conjecture. However, we will wait a while for the truth to come to light.
 
But how fantastic are the coincidences in China, the virus appears infecting people 2 weeks before the annual stampede of the new year and in a city so central as to spread contagion as efficiently as possible. If this had happened 2 weeks after New Year's Day or anywhere else, no one would have suspected. The plan was [apparently] to infect as many as possible while the celebrations occurred, when the annual influenza covers sin for 2 or 3 weeks and after the holidays when everyone returns to their jobs, the pandemic is impossible to contain, trains and planes would spread the virus to all provinces and all countries of the world. And to be sure that there is a good distribution of the seed, let's adopt other points of origin so that everyone will “benefit.” If the USA generated these viruses by modifying genes, then we will also have a vaccine that will come to light at the appropriate time.”

    Here is another view the coronavirus is a bioweapons
   
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/03/08/dr-francis-boyle-bioterrorism.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20200308Z1&et_cid=DM478049&et_rid=825459670

•    “Francis Boyle, who for decades has advocated against the development and use of bioweapons, suspects COVID-19 is a weaponized pathogen that escaped from Wuhan City’s Biosafety Level 4 facility, which was specifically set up to research coronaviruses and SARS
•    According to Boyle, the COVID-19 virus is a chimera. It includes SARS, an already weaponized coronavirus, along with HIV genetic material and possibly flu virus. It also has gain of function properties that allow it to spread a greater distance than normal
•    The incubation period for COVID-19 infection is still unknown, but estimates range from 14 days to 30 days
•    The U.S. government spent $100 billion on biological warfare programs since September 11, 2011, up until October 2015
•    While there have so far only been a limited number of reported cases of COVID-19 infection in the U.S., the U.S. military has designated several detention sites around the country to quarantine Americans, should the situation take a turn for the worse
As you know, a novel coronavirus (initially labeled 2019-nCOV before being renamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization) originating in Wuhan City, Hubei Province in China, is rapidly spreading across the world.
The first case was reported in Wuhan on December 21, 2019. Symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, severe cough and pneumonia which, in more severe cases, can lead to impaired kidney and liver function and kidney failure.
On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first U.S. case — a patient in Washington state who had recently visited Wuhan. Then, the first U.S. death was reported February 29, 2020, in Washington state.
Less than a week later, CBS News reported March 5, 2020, that the number of deaths had quickly risen to 11 nationwide in the U.S. — 10 in Washington state and one in California. Not only that, but as of that day, “The World Health Organization urged governments around the world to pull out ‘all the stops’” to fight the outbreak. On the up side, China “appeared to be over the worst” of it, CBS said.
All told, as of March 5, 2020, there were 98,067 reported cases of novel coronavirus infections affecting 88 countries, 80,430 of which were in China. Worldometer.info provides an easy overview of confirmed cases and deaths that you can check for the latest statistics.
COVID-19 — A Weaponized Coronavirus?
In this interview, Francis Boyle — whose background includes an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, a juris doctor (lawyer) degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. in political science — shares his theory of the origin of this novel coronavirus.
For decades, he's advocated against the development and use of bioweapons, which he suspects COVID-19 is. In fact, Boyle was the one who called for biowarfare legislation at the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972, and the one who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, which was passed unanimously by both houses of Congress and signed into law by George Bush, Sr.
At the time of this recording, February 14, 2020, more than 50,000 people in China had been infected with the virus. Certainly, it does not originate from infected bat soup.
As a result of Boyle's antibiological warfare work, which goes back to the early days of the Reagan administration — a time in which they were using DNA genetic engineering to manufacture biological weapons — Boyle has carefully followed "mysterious outbreaks of disease in both humans and animals around the world" that have appeared since then.
"My biowarfare antiterrorism act was specifically designed to not only to deal with regular biological weapons but also with DNA genetic engineering for biological weapons that was just coming into its infancy when the BWC was being drafted.
Even though the BWC would cover DNA genetic engineering, I wanted to make it clear by name that it was covered. I also made it clear [that] it covered synthetic biology as well," Boyle says.
"So, when these unexplained mysterious illnesses break out, I monitor them a while and usually I just conclude they can be explained by normal reasons: lack of sanitation, poverty, things of that nature. But in Wuhan it seemed pretty suspicious to me.
There is this Biosafety Level 4 facility there in Wuhan. It's the first in China, and it was specifically set up to deal with the coronavirus and SARS. SARS is basically a weaponized version of the coronavirus.
There have been leaks before of SARS out of this facility, and indeed the only reason for these BSL-4 facilities, based on my experience, is the research, development, testing and stockpiling of offensive biological weapons.
For that reason, I stated my opinion: That this Wuhan coronavirus leaked out of that BSL-4 facility … maybe mid-November … and the Chinese government has been lying about it and covering up ever since."
The first reported case of COVID-19 infection was December 1, 2019. Depending on the incubation period, which is still unknown, the initial lead, provided there was one, might have occurred anywhere in November. The official estimate is a 14-day incubation period, but a British health expert believes it's 24 days, and North Korean biological warfare experts believe it's 30 days, Boyle says.
"As for Wuhan and Hubei Province, they're basically under martial law. There's no other word for it. If you read the statements by President Xi and his assistants, they've made it very clear they're at war here, and that is correct. They're at war with their own biological warfare agent.
President Xi just fired the party apparatchiks in charge of this and has brought in trusted military personnel to handle it, as well as large numbers of PLA [People's Liberation Army] forces saying they're health care workers. They don't look like health care workers to me. So, as of now, that's my best reading of the situation."
When asked about rumors the COVID-19 virus might have been stolen from a high-security laboratory in Winnipeg, Canada, Boyle says:
"It could have been. I want to make it clear that, in my opinion they were already working on that at the Wuhan BSL-4 facility. They were working on a biological warfare weapon involving SARS, which is a coronavirus to begin with.
We do know that Dr. [Yoshihiro] Kawaoka at the University of Wisconsin … resurrected the Spanish flu virus for the Pentagon, obviously for weapons purposes, and he specializes in mating the Spanish flu virus to all sorts of hideous biowarfare instrumentalities. And there was a record of him shipping his products to Winnipeg.
Winnipeg is Canada's equivalent of our own Fort Detrick. It's a BSL-4 facility, and yes, they research, develop tests, manufacture and stockpile every type of hideous biological warfare weapon that we know of. So, some of this technology could have been stolen from Winnipeg. I don't know about that but, as I said, the Wuhan BSL-4 was already working on this to begin with.
They had already developed SARS. SARS had leaked out two to three times before this, and it seems they were turbocharging SARS, which is what [COVID-19] looks to be. This is a brand-new generation of biowarfare weapons we haven't seen before.
Its lethality goes from 15%, as estimated by Lancet, up to 17% to 18% by a British health official and even Chinese statistics. Its infectivity is 83%. It can infect maybe three to four people for every person infected.
It has gain of function properties, which means it travels through air at least 6 or 7 feet, and … there are reports that even contaminated human feces give it off, that the human feces radiate off maybe 6 or 7 feet. So, we've never seen anything like this before in the history of biological warfare, at least in the public record.
I want to make it clear: I have never worked for the United States government. I've never had a security clearance. I've never had access to any type of secret information.
I just read what is in the public record and the scientific record and try to draw my own conclusions, and that's what I'm giving you today. I could change my opinion if people can provide me reputable scientific evidence to the contrary.
Right now, I'm standing by my conclusion that it leaked out of the Wuhan BSL-4, the highest level of the Chinese government has known about it, they've been covering it up from the get-go, until they informed the WHO at the end of December."

     These two views about the bioweaponry of the coronavirus are mutually contradictory, so they both cannot be true, although both could be false. My own view here is that as a bioweapon, coronavirus falls very short, lacking the killing power of say smallpox. It is not clear what the conspirators are up to with such a relatively weak bioweapon. So, I am still suspicious, but have made no firm conclusion. We must therefore we cautious too, and ready for anything. Certainly, the sheer fear and panic created in the population seen in the buyups of goods like toilet paper, will be threat enough for us to deal with.

 

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