About 13,000 scientists in the U.S. and abroad are busy creating new strains of vaccine-resistant killer microbes
On May 28, the conference “Pentagon Sanitary Stations: The Post-Soviet Biolaboratory System” was held in the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Representatives of NGOs from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, the DPR, the US and Israel took part in the conference.
The conference was opened by Ivan Kopyl, journalist and expert of the NGO Fair Defence (Donetsk). “For all the time of existence of laboratories in Ukraine and Armenia,” he said, “no scientific achievements of American biologists have been publicly demonstrated, and the results of their research are not published anywhere in open sources. Meanwhile, during the coronavirus pandemic, information began to circulate that it may have come from leaks from laboratories, which, in turn, are almost all funded by the US Department of Defense.”
Co-chairman of the Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan, journalist Ainur Kurmanov said that now “the efforts of American military biologists and Kazakh scientists and specialists, who have actually been mobilized to work in the American military industry, are aimed at fine-tuning the results already achieved to create combat agents and ways to deliver them through infected animals from local fauna into enemy territory …”.
Our website has already written that the U.S. has created biolaboratories in 25 countries around the world: in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the former Soviet Union. In Ukraine alone there are a dozen and a half: in Odessa, Vinnitsa, Uzhgorod, Lviv (three), Kharkiv, Kiev (also three), Kherson and Ternopil. Several laboratories opened near Crimea and near Luhansk.
In late 1991, the US Congress approved the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) programme, known by the names of its initiators, US Senators Nunn and Lugar, which is implemented by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at the Pentagon. Russia is surrounded by dozens of reference laboratories (CDLs) controlled by the Pentagon. Apart from Ukraine, such laboratories are located in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Uzbekistan.
The US scientists themselves say that the Pentagon’s biolaboratories are developing biological weapons. Francis Boyle, author of the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 (BWATA) and Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois at Champaign, said some 13,000 scientists at 400 facilities in the United States and abroad were creating new strains of offensive killer germs resistant to vaccines.
US military biological laboratories are a direct threat to the countries where they are located. In 2013, for example, an anthrax vaccine was tested at DTRA’s flagship facility, the Lugar Centre in Georgia. And in the same year, there was an epidemic outbreak of this infection in Georgia. Since then, anthrax cases have continued unabated in the country.
In 2014, a special insect breeding facility was built at the Lugar Centre and the Sandfly project was launched. In 2015, sandflies attacked Tbilisi and neighbouring Dagestan.
After DTRA began investigating the spread of dangerous infections, particularly Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), by ticks and tropical mosquitoes Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypt at the Lugar Centre, such mosquitoes appeared in western Georgia, Russia’s Krasnodar and northern Turkey.
In Kharkiv, where one of the Pentagon’s reference laboratories is located, 20 Ukrainian soldiers died of swine flu in January 2016 and another 200 were hospitalized. By March of the same year, 364 people in Ukraine had died of swine flu…
A measles epidemic broke out in Ukraine in 2017. In 2019, there was an outbreak of a disease “similar in symptoms to the plague”. So similar, in fact, that Russia dramatically increased border controls. As soon as US biolabs appeared in Ukraine, outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) became a regular occurrence.
The first US reference laboratory in Uzbekistan appeared in Tashkent in 2007. DTRA now has more than a dozen such laboratories in Uzbekistan. In 2019, unexplained outbreaks of measles (half a thousand people in the Samarkand region) and chickenpox were reported in Uzbekistan.
Russia’s chief sanitary doctor, Anna Popova, addressing a meeting of the heads of the CIS Security Councils, drew attention to outbreaks of previously unknown infections in places where US military laboratories have opened. Demonstrating the maps, she stressed: “The first map is the locations around the world of DTRA laboratories. The second map is the areas of emerging epidemiological threats.” The maps matched. This observation was made back in 2019.
A conference in Bishkek on 28 May drew attention to the fact that the Pentagon has recently started projects in its biolaboratories in Central Asia to move deadly virus-infected “animals from the local fauna” into the territories of neighbouring countries. We are talking about a herd of camels. Earlier on the “Echo of Kazakhstan” portal it was reported that the Pentagon’s Central Asian biolaboratories have launched the project “Camels as sentinel biosurveillance: the risk of virus transmission from camels to humans”; the project is now being implemented in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan with the involvement of local experts. DTRA oversees and supervises all work. The Pentagon is also working with the Kazakh Research Institute for Biological Security Problems, the Central Reference Laboratory (CRL) in Almaty, the Tajik Institute for Biosecurity Problems, the University of California at Davis in the United States, the US Naval Medical Research Center and the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore.
Infection of camels with coronaviruses poses a particular risk. Research by British scientists at the University of Liverpool has shown that the coronavirus can recombine with other viruses in camels and new types of infection can develop that are not affected by COVID-19 vaccines.
The focal point for research on camelid pathogens is the US National Center for Biotechnology Information which, as we wrote, plays a prominent role in monitoring and organising social protests around the world as part of the Pentagon’s EMBERS (“Melting Embers”) project. The very fact of combining biological weapons research and social protest organisation in one centre is noteworthy.
The conference in Bishkek demanded that representatives of the international community, as well as WHO, be allowed into the Central Reference Laboratory in Almaty and the Kazakh Research Institute for Biological Security “to carry out an inspection of the activities of these institutions”.
On 7 April 2021, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev, in an interview with Kommersant, admitted that US military laboratories scattered around the world, but mostly near the Russian and Chinese borders, could be developing biological weapons. Patrushev said, “The authorities of the countries where these facilities are located have no real idea what is going on inside their walls.”
And the very next day, on 8 April, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, “The US government must provide the international community with exhaustive information about the experiments they are conducting in US military biolaboratories in Ukraine and at Fort Detrick… The US has set up 16 biological laboratories in Ukraine alone. Why does the USA create so many laboratories all over the world and what do they do there…?”
The answer to this question has been wanted for a long time.
Vladimir Prokhvatilov, FSK