Who Collects Biological Samples from Different Ethnic Groups, and for What Purposes? | New Eastern Outlook


05-11-20 03:05:00,


Recently, US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tried to formally accuse China of allegedly collecting genetic data from foreigners to serve its own interests. At the same time, he stressed that having genetic data creates an advantage for China, and allows it to influence “certain groups and certain countries”.

It is noteworthy that Robert O’Brien said that the United States is concerned about the possibility of an “adversary” using genetic weapons, although the United States itself has been doing just that for a long time now. As far as the accusations leveled against China in Robert O’Brien’s speech are concerned, they are more evidence of Washington’s desire to divert the international community from repeated calls from Moscow and Beijing to investigate the true activities done by numerous Pentagon biological laboratories deployed by the United States around both Russian and Chinese national borders. For 20 years, Russia and most other countries, including China, have called for adopting the Protocol to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons to create a mechanism to enable verifying that countries are complying with their obligations not to create biological weapons. However, the US is the only country that opposes this initiative. Tensions surrounding this issue have escalated, and Washington’s reluctance to ensure transparency for its military biological activities in various parts of the world does raise questions about what is actually happening there, and what its real objective are.

In the former Soviet Union alone, there are 65 functioning secret American biological laboratories: 15 in Ukraine; 12 in Armenia; 15 in Georgia; 4 in Kazakhstan. In the United States itself, these kinds of activities are banned: in 1948, the US Congress banned research on the United States mainland that involves dangerous zoonotic diseases, with the exception a situation where permission has been expressly granted by the Secretary of Agriculture (21USC § 113a). Therefore, by creating a network of secret biological laboratories abroad, the Pentagon, in keeping with its own laws, is engaged in illegal activities with only one explainable purpose: creating biological weapons directed against the populations living in other countries, with the biological material luckily “within easy reach”.

It is worth reiterating that the United States, since the time of the Cold War,

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