"On October 16, 2014, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the launch of..........During this process the USG paused the release of federal funding for GOF studies anticipated to enhance the pathogenicity or transmissibility among mammals by respiratory droplets of influenza, MERS, or SARS viruses."
GOF or "Gain of Function" means experimental development, in a lab, designed to increase the abilities of a pathogen such as a fungus or virus.
Although it is virtually certain that the Wuhan biolab is connected to the Covid outbreak, it is also virtually certain that the 'culprits' were not from a single country. Now that the U.S. is raising the leaky lab theory again, the Chinese are responding.
It looks like a group of people from several countries, including the U.S. and China, arranged a magnificent series of events that could be played out for decades to hide their 'climate catastrophe avoidance project'.
Most likely the virus was carefully developed by a multinational group, distributed in late 2019 to lab workers and soldiers at the Wuhan military games, then new strains were developed to be released according to economic factors. Several months from now, if the Chinese are backed into a corner, the debate will shift to the military games and the connection of various soldiers to the facility mentioned in the Global Times article. At that point enough scientific types will be speculating about motives that there will be some discussion of whether the motive was to reduce carbon consumption temporarily, at which point a flurry of scientists will start creating viruses to 'save the world'.
A lot has changed on the 'global warfare' front since World War II.
One of the most significant changes is that large armies no longer have any real strategic power.
They can be used in small actions against primitive tribal groups, in places like Afghanistan or Vietnam, but no modern army would dare try to conquer nor occupy an educated developed region.
Today there are countless weapons available to educated small groups attacked by large countries. These weapons thoroughly shift the balance of power against countries that use large troop concentrations to impose a melting pot political/military agenda.
Ukraine is two 'armies' of roughly equal conventional weaponry with 'Ukraine's weapons' being 'the Western stockpile'. Russia has the option of 'depopulating' any part of Ukraine in which there is a majority anti Russian, and they are well aware they cannot occupy those areas until they are depopulated. The 'West' has employed most of the people with skills in bioweapons, and used that employment as a backdoor to instill a Western worldview, but the problem for the West is that generally the people who end up with expertise in that field are more educated than average. So it becomes a war of attrition with the West spending more and more on inflicting an artificial worldview as the ground underneath that worldview becomes weaker and weaker. Ultimately Russia only has to wait for polarization in Europe to coincide with their strategy, and at that point they can step back from Ukraine and watch. Were there ever a small group of people using bioweapons in Ukraine, for the benefit of either side, it would be 50/50 whether they would be acting on one side or the other, even though it's likely they would have been employed recently by the UK side.
So the question arises, what do countries which 'occupy/possess' small ethnic groups do to protect their 'national interests'?
China does not want to give up the territory of Tibet, nor does it want to lose the Uyghur territory it occupies. But within a few years any spark could motivate a Tibetan or Uyghur who has an advanced chemistry or biology degree to create mayhem.
Likewise, the United States has crushed many indigenous tribes, even exterminated dozens of tribes. Now survivors are capable individually of creating more destruction than the entire United States military was capable of only several decades ago.
Common sense would suggest China and the U.S. and other nations in that situation should abruptly make peace with their former victims and cede sovereign territory to them, create buffers, a psychological retreat.
An emerging type of tool, ethnic bioweapons, is quickly developing to create a new strategic landscape in war.
The urgent goal of China, the U.S., and other 'occupying' powers is usually assimilation.
China wants Tibetans and Uyghurs to 'become Chinese'. The U.S. wants native Americans to 'become U.S. supporters'. Other countries in that situation likewise, for the most part.
Unfortunately, that agenda cannot proceed without some help from the dark side of science.
An occupied population is usually encouraged to view its occupiers as defenders also. The subtext of occupation is 'You are a more primitive vulnerable population, and we, the occupiers, are like parents protecting you'.
This pretext allows the occupiers to profit from the vulnerability of the occupied, much like an abusive husband 'protects' a battered wife.
Unfortunately this almost always leads to the occupier enhancing vulnerability in the occupied. The occupier profits from the weakness an occupied people has within the society that is trying to consume them. This creates a vicious circle that never ends until the occupied society has been fully consumed or has successfully become fully sovereign with its own land.
With respect to bioweapons, there is a rapidly developing rivalry between the two groups. A very rough developmental timeline would be as follows.
A) Occupier scientists develop neutral technologies e.g. 'cures'.
B) A few among those occupier scientists lean in a scientific direction that favors their group and its worldview, superficially.
C) Occupied individuals slowly acclimate into those sciences, lagging by a few years initially.
D) Eventually a small minority of occupier scientists take further steps, whether their motives are felt as ideological or motivated by demographic fears or whatever.
The progression continues, and is easy to figure out, but that is roughly where China and the U.S. and some other countries are now.
Individual 'occupier' scientists have easy access to the knowledge and tools they need to become 'an army of one'. Their incredibly destructive arsenal costs less than a bicycle to build, doesn't need any other people to help implement, is completely invisible, except footprints, until its destruction is in full force.
An interesting secondary aspect of this progression is the relative position of China to the UK. For many decades, China has been 'colonized' superficially by the West, has had its sciences intruded on by the Western worldview.
The solution available to the West is only a Vietnam type operation to utterly eliminate the threat, i.e., enforce the Western worldview. Unfortunately, all of the Western tools useful in killing indigenous interests have become blunted. Vietnam survived the attack greatly weakened but China survived with much less damage e.g. no military damage and only superficial contamination of their sciences.
When everything has washed out, all the local dramas are resolved, Asia/China will be in a position where it is easy to consolidate, and Asian populations in the new world which have not been exterminated i.e., indigenous Americans, will be the Asian spear in Europe's ribs. Whether this spear is a hostile military weapon or a friendly toy is entirely up to the West, but every single action by the West continues to create a hostile weapon. Giving full sovereignty to indigenous new worlders a hundred years ago would have resulted in a much more rapidly developing world today. Even if it were done ten years ago things would be better. But today there is no indication it is even on the horizon, aside from silly posturing by Western politicians. The West will continue declining rapidly as long as they continue preventing indigenous sovereignty, and every ploy the West uses to fight that natural fact will only make the end game worse for European interests, including the U.S. and Australia and Canada.
The obvious, and only, defense against this rapidly emerging warfare is physically sovereign tribal entities, with sovereign independent economies.
Countries like China and the United States and others, of course, do not want to give up their 'tribal pets' the societies and cultures which they have militarily conquered, and whose territories they 'own' by virtue of military conquest.
Also relevant, once these attacks become more overt, part of the occupier calculus will be that assimilated occupied people of mixed blood provide some future protection against similar attacks from outside, as long as the 'main' genetic body of the respective tribes are extinct.
In other words targeting an occupied tribal group in a way that exterminates full blooded tribal members will seem advantageous to occupiers.
~ The U.S., China etc try to solve problems like this using technologies e.g. surveillance, over-policing, bureaucratic controls etc, solutions from a past era, to lesser problems
So, what is the solution?
Should tribal groups walk peacefully into extinction?