With Russia rolling through Ukraine, making clear gains in both Kharkiv in the east and the capital in Kiev, the US military has scrambled to vacate multiple bio weapons labs that it runs in Ukraine.
Beyond the Pentagon’s speedy retreat from various laboratories across Ukraine, the US government erased all online documents in PDF form related to America’s connection to the laboratories.
America’s Biological Threat Reduction Program (BTRP) established Ukraine as its major partner:
“The U.S. Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program collaborates with partner countries to counter the threat of outbreaks (deliberate, accidental, or natural) of the world’s most dangerous infectious diseases. The program accomplishes its bio-threat reduction mission through development of a bio-risk management culture; international research partnerships; and partner capacity for enhanced bio-security, bio-safety, and bio-surveillance measures. The Biological Threat Reduction Program’s priorities in Ukraine are to consolidate and secure pathogens and toxins of security concern and to continue to ensure Ukraine can detect and report outbreaks caused by dangerous pathogens before they pose security or stability threats.”
It doesn’t take much to add all of this up. Ukraine is at the forefront of the US Department of Defense’s Biological Threat Reduction Program that essentially is another form of a Wuhan lab, which means the US DoD is researching bioweapons right across the border from Russia. Putin may be brutal, but given what came out of Wuhan, these bioweapon research facilities in the Ukraine appear to be an existential danger to Russia. Why would he want to take a chance with an increasingly brazen NATO on his doorsteps and the threat of bioweapons?
None of the above justifies the Russian army’s brutality in its attacks on Ukraine, but the US DoD’s games in far off places having been causing more problems than they solve and if the game here was to get a one up on Russia, then it is America’s willingness to play with fire that is the real trigger for this war.
NATO has done a good job over the years painting itself as the “defender of freedom” against an autocratic Russia. However, given the brutality showed across the world connected to COVID-19 restrictions, coupled with the fact that it was the USA’s own government (albeit only a clandestine part of it) that had a direct hand in developing the COVID-19 pathogen, it is increasingly getting harder to tell the difference between the two sides.