Theater of Cruelty

Biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine?

UKRAINE / The Russians have now presented a large number of documents that show exactly which bacteria and viruses have been developed, and which spreading mechanisms would be used. Ukraine experimented with insects and drones for the spread of various diseases.



On March 6 this year, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that on the same day as the Russian invasion (February 24), US-funded biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine had been ordered to destroy top-secret lethal biological substances so as not to reveal which viruses and bacteria they developed. The Russians said they had documents showing that these laboratories had orders to destroy all these substances (plague, cholera, anthrax, etc.), which could be used as biological weapons. Formally, the SSA could claim that these laboratories were Ukrainian, but they were largely funded by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), which is under the US Department of Defense (Pentagon). Formally, the United States could also claim that they had developed such deadly biological substances to learn how to protect themselves against them. But why do it on the border with Russia, and why develop carriers to spread such drugs?

The laboratories have developed small drones for the spread of viruses.

March 9 sa Washington that Russian allegations of biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine were groundless. On 15 March, NATO Secretary General stated Jens Stoltenberg that the Russian allegations were pure lies. But many of these laboratories had been known for several years. This was nothing new, but the Russians have now presented a large number of documents that show exactly which bacteria and viruses have been developed, and which spread mechanisms one would use. The laboratories have developed small drones for the spread of viruses, and research has been carried out on migratory birds that could be used to transport viruses from Ukraine to Russia. Many Russian migratory birds overwinter or stop over in Ukraine, making them ideal as carriers of biological weapons.

Biological weapons laboratories

The Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva wrote from 2014 about arms deliveries and from 2018 about biological weapons laboratories, first in Georgia and then in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other countries (see her website Arms Watch). DTRA funded such laboratories in 25 countries, and in several countries there were laboratories that researched deadly viruses and bacteria. These studies were probably so risky that they could not be conducted in the United States or in Western Europe – at the same time, all these laboratories along the Russian border could play a deterrent role against Russia. From 2018 until today, Gaytandzhieva was able to publish a large number of documents – which were leaked from the Pentagon and from these laboratories – which showed exactly which viruses and bacteria were developed, and in several cases which American and local researchers were responsible for the various programs. .

They experimented with insects and drones to spread various diseases. According to a document, deaths among subjects were to be reported within 24 hours, and according to another document, the United States should not be held responsible for such deaths. In Kazakhstan, Deputy Defense Minister Amirbek Togusov said that their laboratories were not under national control, and that they were almost perceived as US military bases. Gaytandzhieva described 11 biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine, while the Russian military now claims to have found 31 such laboratories. They have published dozens of Ukrainian documents as evidence.

«A politically useful instrument»

The US Air Force had a large program of biological weapons in the 1950s and 60s, which is described in documents and in films from the Air Force. There is also considerable literature on the United States' use of biological weapons during the Korean War, when insects were used to spread plague and cholera. Following the entry into force of the Biological Weapons Convention in 1975, the United States is said to have discontinued its biological weapons program. With the more advanced research in the 1990s, the United States' interest in biological weapons increased.

American Robert Kadlec points to several advantages of bioweapons over nuclear weapons.

The latter responsible for SARS CoV-2 the pandemic in the USA, Robert Kadlec, had in the 1990s been responsible for bioweapons in the US special forces. He points to several advantages of bioweapons over nuclear weapons. Bioweapons were relatively cheap. They could cost a hundredth compared to the development of nuclear weapons. Biological weapons could be developed so that it could not be said whether they had arisen naturally, or whether they had been manipulated in laboratories. One could develop bacteria or viruses that existed locally, but make them more deadly. They could be used not only in war but also in peacetime. For Kadlec, bioweapons were almost the ideal weapon for all types of conflicts.

To be able to attack only "specific genotypes", such as viruses that were manipulated so that they only attack Russians or Chinese.

After 2000, Kadlec continued as a White House adviser to the White House and to Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and his neo-conservative staff, who had been responsible for the document. Rebuilding America's Defenses (A Report of The Project for the New American Century, 2000). The document pointed to the possibility of using biological weapons that had been manipulated so that they could attack only "specific genotypes", such as viruses that were manipulated so that they only attack Russians or Chinese and not Americans or Europeans. The document described biological weapons as a "politically useful instrument". From 2001, President George W. Bush blocked a consensus on the Biological Weapons Convention. In 2005, American researchers succeeded in recreating the virus that was the origin of the Spanish flu, which had killed about 50 million people in 1918-20. That same year, the Pentagon initiated several laboratories in the now independent republics of the former Soviet Union. These laboratories used former Soviet biological weapons specialists under the command of American specialists. Central to this project was Michael Callahan, who later became Kadlec's Special Adviser for SARS CoV-2.

One of the initiators of The Project for The New American Century was Robert Kagan, who has been one of the most important neoconservative ideologues in the United States. The document denied other states the right to pursue an independent policy towards the United States. It was claimed that the 2000st century should be American. Kagan's wife, the current Deputy Foreign Minister Victoria Nuland, has been responsible for the United States for Europe and not least for Ukraine. On March 8, she was asked by Senator Marco Rubio during a Senate hearing on Ukraine. She said under oath: "Ukraine has biological research laboratories, and we are now very worried that Russian troops, Russian forces will seek control of them, so we are now working with the Ukrainians on how to prevent some of these research materials [these biological substances] could fall into the hands of Russian forces. " This was obviously not about civilian research, but about biological substances that were so secret that they absolutely must not fall into the hands of the Russian military. These were deadly substances that the Russians could present as evidence. Like NATO, the United States has officially denied involvement in biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine, but Victoria Nuland confirmed under oath that such laboratories could exist.

See also sources such as:  Tid: 41.15 – 41.50

Ola Tunander
Ola Tunander
Tunander is Professor Emeritus of PRIO. See also wikipedia, at PRIO: , as well as a bibliography on Waterstone

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