Galveston National Laboratory (GNL), part of the University of Texas system, has become a focus for investigators trying to track down the origin of COVID-19.
GNL is the latest concern in a wide-ranging investigation into US-China academic and scientific ties.
“Universities provided unguarded access to sensitive if unclassified data; American research institutions became hubs for information collection and the recruitment of spies; and universities with large numbers of Chinese students engaged in self-censorship lest they offend the Chinese government,” said Patrick Cronin, Asia-Pacific security chair for the Hudson Institute. (Prominent university bio lab urged to reveal extent of relationship with Wuhan lab at center of coronavirus outbreak)
The linked article has a good deal of information and is well-worth reading in-full. For example, a number of US investigations have:
…cast scrutiny on China’s Thousand Talents Plan, an illustrious program tailored to recruit leading academics and promote domestic research. The contracts signed for the plan, to the ire of lawmakers and federal officials, mandated that “participating scientists abide by Chinese law, keep the contract secret, recruit postdocs and sign over any intellectual property rights to the sponsoring Chinese institution.”
According to concerned lawmakers, the contracts thus offer incentives for scientists to set up “shadow labs” in China that emulate U.S. taxpayer-funded research at their home institutions.
But with the novel coronavirus having claimed more than 60,000 lives in the United States alone, the Wuhan-U.S. academia trail is now being met with an even more discerning eye from Washington.
“The scope of China’s exploitation of our open universities, including medical, biology, and other scientific labs, is only recently coming into focus,” Cronin added. “At the end of 2019, the FBI and the NIH announced they were investigating 180 separate cases involving more than 70 institutions
“In almost all cases, the alleged theft of biomedical research information was done by Chinese citizens or Americans of Chinese descent. Bit by bit, China found ways into government scientific labs.”
One point I don’t see mentioned often enough is if COVID-19 evolved in nature and jumped to humans at the Wuhan market, or even at the Wuhan bio-lab, what is the original animal host population of the virus, what animal is it, and where is it? If no host population can be solidly identified, no matter how “natural” the virus looks nor how “natural” its evolution may appear, a more likely explanation for its capacity for human transmission is it was bred in a laboratory by human beings.
The following links are all unconfirmed but plausible and very consequential if true:
This open letter is well-worth reading. My guess is over 50% of Americans are at least familiar with the topics discussed and would agree that full transparency is imperative if we are going to have a government trusted & respected by the people it supposedly represents.
Corruption within the Obama administration (including holdovers in the Trump admin) was so widespread, all branches of government were implicated. The author of this letter argues that the FISA court (FISC) may be our last hope because the FISC has the power to call out government actors who presented false information to it.
That said, the rot in Washington is much deeper. Thousands of illicit searches of the NSA database were conducted against American citizens. Michael Flynn was almost certainly framed by the FBI. The CIA, guided by John Brennan, almost certainly spied illegally on the Trump campaign and presidency. Crossfire Hurricane was as much a means to hide past offenses of the FBI & CIA as it was to continue with them. Mueller and his team almost certainly knew full-well there had been no “collusion” with Russia, and yet they persisted in harassing the president and his people for two years.
Former HPSCI Chairman, and current HPSCI ranking member, Devin Nunes appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss several matters of importance. One of the critical topics touched is the ongoing investigations of Obama era intelligence and political surveillance via the DOJ-NSD FBI, CIA, DNI and State Dept.
Representative Nunes hits the key point when he highlights current redactions and current decisions to classify ongoing investigative documents. It is critically important to accept this reality. There are current intelligence officers and career officials in place hiding material by labeling evidence as classified. A recent example was the December 9, 2019, inspector general report about the manipulation of FISA. (Open Letter to Attorney General Bill Barr – “We The People” Already Know…)
There have been several claims that COVID-19 is a virus manufactured in the Wuhan bio-lab. Indian scientists, for example, made this claim as early as January 2020.
In a recent interview, the French virologist Luc Montagnier repeats that claim explaining why he believes COVID-19 was spliced together with elements of the HIV virus in a research project in Wuhan looking for a vaccine for HIV.
“The Wuhan city laboratory has specialized in these coronaviruses since the early 2000s. They have expertise in this area,” he says. The professor explains having analyzed “in the smallest details” the sequence with his mathematician colleague Jean-Claude Perrez. “We were not the first, since a group of Indian researchers tried to publish a study which shows that the complete genome of this coronavirus [has] sequences of another virus, which is HIV, the virus AIDS”. (Nobel Prize Winner French Virologist Confirm COVID-19 HIV Study)
Montagnier won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for his discovery of the AIDS virus.
Interestingly, IF COVID-19 is man-made, THEN it will probably be unstable, which means it will tend to break down after a number of reproductions in host bodies. And this means that the so far unexplained sudden disappearance of infections in Italy and elsewhere MAY be the result of the unstable virus simply breaking down.
And if this is so, we may be able to shelve the idea that the Wuhan lab deliberately created a bio-weapon. Instead, they had made a virus for research and were “only” sloppy with their contamination protocols.
But that does not let the CCP of the hook because the CCP, with help from WHO, covered up the seriousness and human transmissiblity of the virus for some six weeks. During that time, CCP allowed people from Wuhan to travel around the world knowing full-well they were infectious. During that same time period, CCP stopped travel from Wuhan to other parts of China.
See the link above for more on Montagnier’s interview and links describing the January paper by Indian scientists.
This interview happened in 2017 but is well-worth listening to today. As bad as the Franklin Scandal was, it was “just” one tentacle on a much larger beast. And as bad as child abuse for sexual purposes is, that too is just one (even larger) tentacle on a much larger beast. That beast itself also murders, maims, and tortures children, both physically and psychologically.
It does this for various reasons: to cover up crimes and discredit witnesses, but also to destroy the communities the children belong to. I have personal knowledge of one, now deceased, actor in the Franklin Scandal. His name is Peter Citron. I know enough about Citron to be certain that he belonged to a large group of prominent child traffickers. And I also know that he was connected, directly or indirectly, to another group that maims and kills children and young people.
It is very difficult to prove child trafficking for reasons Bryant goes into. Children who are abused develop psychological problems and become marginalized. They also feel fear, shame, and profound doubt that anyone will believe them or ever do anything about any of it. Children who have been maimed are even less able to come forward. Those who have been murder obviously can do nothing at all.
From last month: Nick Bryant | From Franklin to Epstein: The Cover-Up Continues
This is a very good interview, provides a lot of important information.