In this program, we present more discussion of the background and context to Pentagon and USAID funding for research into bat-borne coronaviruses through EcoHealth Alliance, in and around China.
Exemplifying the offensive military posture in which the funding of coronavirus research has occurred is a quote from an otherwise bellicose Reuters story about U.S. withdrawal from the intermediate-range missile treaty so that America can build up forces to counter China. ” . . . . In a series last year, Reuters reported that while the U.S. was distracted by almost two decades of war in the Middle East and Afghanistan, the PLA had built a missile force designed to attack the aircraft carriers, other surface warships and network of bases that form the backbone of American power in Asia. Over that period, Chinese shipyards built the world’s biggest navy, which is now capable of dominating the country’s coastal waters and keeping U.S. forces at bay. . . .”
Imagine, for a moment China building up its long-range missile forces in the Western Pacific to neutralize the U.S. Navy’s ability to dominate America’s coastal waters and keep an enemy at bay.
This is a defensive gambit by China–America would respond with justifiable outrage if China (or any other nation) would challenge America’s ability to dominate its coastal waters and keep an enemy at bay.
The Pentagon funding for these projects must be seen against the background of three overlapping areas of consideration:
1.–The fact that any virus can be synthesized or modified from scratch. As detailed in a very important article from The Guardian: “ . . . Advances in the area mean that scientists now have the capability to recreate dangerous viruses from scratch; make harmful bacteria more deadly; and modify common microbes so that they churn out lethal toxins once they enter the body. . . In the report, the scientists describe how synthetic biology, which gives researchers precision tools to manipulate living organisms, ‘enhances and expands’ opportunities to create bioweapons. . . . Today, the genetic code of almost any mammalian virus can be found online and synthesised. ‘The technology to do this is available now,’ said [Michael] “It requires some expertise, but it’s something that’s relatively easy to do, and that is why it tops the list. . . .”
2.–Also fundamental to an understanding of the Covid “op” is the devastating nature of bat-borne viruses when introduced into the human body. “ . . . . As Boston University microbiologist Thomas Kepler explained to the Washington Post in 2018, the bat’s unique approach to viral infection explains why viruses that transfer from bats to humans are so severe. . . . ‘A virus that has co-evolved with the bat’s antiviral system is completely out of its element in the human,’ Kepler said. ‘That’s why it is so deadly — the human immune system is overwhelmed by the inflammatory response.’ The bat immune system responds very differently from ours to viral infection. Instead of attacking and killing an infected cell, which leads to a cascade of inflammatory responses, the bat immune system can starve the virus by turning down cellular metabolism. The bat origin of SARS-CoV-2 may explain the cytokine storms that are hastening some COVID-19 deaths. . . .”
3.–Analysis presented in the liberal New York Magazine by Nicholson Baker takes stock of the implications of contemporary biotechnology and what we have termed (in past broadcasts) “The Magic Virus Theory.” “. . . . SARS-2 seems almost perfectly calibrated to grab and ransack our breathing cells and choke the life out of them. . . . Perhaps viral nature hit a bull’s-eye of airborne infectivity, with almost no mutational drift, no period of accommodation and adjustment, or perhaps some lab worker somewhere, inspired by Baric’s work with human airway tissue, took a spike protein that was specially groomed to colonize and thrive deep in the ciliated, mucosal tunnels of our inner core and cloned it onto some existing viral bat backbone. It could have happened in Wuhan, but — because anyone can now ‘print out’ a fully infectious clone of any sequenced disease — it could also have happened at Fort Detrick, or in Texas, or in Italy, or in Rotterdam, or in Wisconsin, or in some other citadel of coronaviral inquiry.. . .”
The venerable, brilliant political researcher Peter Dale Scott has noted that “The cover-up obviates the conspiracy.” Of great significance in this context is the apparent “scrubbing” of information on USAID’s funding of key research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology: “ . . . . Shi’s most infamous EcoHealth Alliance-funded paper is, ‘A SARS-Like Cluster of Circulating Bat Coronaviruses Shows Potential for Human Emergence.’ In this controversial gain-of-function research collaboration with U.S. scientist Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Shi and Baric used genetic engineering and synthetic biology to weaponize a bat coronavirus, maximizing its potential human infectivity.
Shi’s funding for this study came through a USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats-PREDICT grant to EcoHealth Alliance—but the record for this grant appears to have been scrubbed from the U.S. government’s database.
EcoHealth Alliance was a PREDICT partner during the 2009-2014 funding cycle, but there is no record of a USAID grant to EcoHealth Alliance for this time period among the $100.9 million in grants it has received from the U.S. government since 2003.
Shi’s contribution to the work she did with Baric was the ‘RsSHC014-CoV Sequence That Was Isolated from Chinese Horseshoe Bats.’ . . . .”
Of particular significance in this context is the series of programs recorded in the fall of 2019, notably FTR#’s 1089, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095.
Other shows recorded shortly before, or in the aftermath of, the beginning of the pandemic flesh out the panoply of operations against China, including 1103, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1178, 1179, 1180. 1103, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1178, 1179, 1180.
Taken together and in the context of the full-court press against China discussed in the above-enumerated programs, the Pentagon/USAID funding of EcoHealth Alliance, the important advisory role of former Fort Detrick commander David Franz in EcoHealth Alliance and the research into bat-borne coronaviruses being conducted at the WIV and elsewhere in and around China, the four considerations just enumerated point ominously to the Covid-19 pandemic as an “op.”
Key Points of Discussion and Analysis Include: Joe Biden’s charge to intelligence services to determine the origins of the coronavirus; Biden’s decision to authorize the intelligence services to determine the origin of the virus derived momentum from Anthony Fauci’s expression of doubts about the origin of the vbirus; Fauci’s NIH was involved with the EcoHealth Alliance’s funding of the WIV research; The sickness of several WIV employees in the fall of 2019; Attribution by a Dutch researcher of that illness to seasonal flu; Review of Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines’ key role in Event 201 (October of 2019) that foreshadowed the event; Haines’ virulent anti-China proclivities; Overview of the military build-up and war-mongering in which the Pentagon is involved; Review and further development of the weaponized media coverage of China; Review of the fact that many personnel at the Wuhan Institute of Virology were trained by the U.S.