COVID-19 serves as major rehearsal operation to prepare for biological war

https://www.pravdareport.com/world/144810-coronavirus_biological_war/

Mankind is “rehearsing” a biological war with the help of coronavirus. Has Russia rehearsed it perfectly?

The world is rehearsing biological warfare

Leonid Roshal, the Director of the Research Institute of Emergent Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology said in an interview with Forbes that
the current crisis around the COVID-19 pandemic is a “rehearsal of biological warfare.”

“When I analyze the current state of affairs, I understand that this is a rehearsal of biological warfare,” he said.

However, according to Roshal, there is insufficient evidence to claim that the virus was created by the hands of man.

According to the specialist, who is a very well-known doctor in Russia, coronavirus could be a creation of nature, but what we are witnessing now is the widespread declaration of a “state of emergency,” alarmist
rhetoric from officials and politicians, administrative and criminal prosecution of “coronavirus deniers” suggest that the authorities of many countries are taking measures to rehearse how to overcome a threat of war.

The world is testing not only the strength of economy, health care and supply systems, but also a response from the general public to stress and quarantine measures.

Biological mysteries of the coronavirus

The origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still unknown. We only know that SARS-CoV-2 is similar to Ebola virus – it is not airborne, which means that in order to use it as a biological weapon, one would have to rely on the human-to-human transmission of the virus, which is not a sign of the effectiveness of such weapons.

In addition, SARS-CoV-2, like Ebola, is a very unstable virus prone to mutations. Therefore, it would be extremely difficult and dangerous to use it as a weapon. Therefore, if this virus is a weapon, then this weapon is underdeveloped, and here is what evidences it.

Coronavirus mutates ethnically

It was noted that the type of coronavirus circulating in Iran is different from that in China. In particular, Iranian Health Minister Said Namaki said on March 9 that there is a difference between the
spread of coronavirus in Iran and the virus in Wuhan.

Indian scientists found that their coronavirus was different from those found in China and Iran. Before spreading across Europe, the Chinese virus
also mutated – in Italy.

According to The Office of National Statistics, black men are 4.2 times more likely to die from COVID-19, black women are 4.3 times more likely to die than white men and women.
People of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, and mixed ethnicities have a statistically higher risk of death due to COVID-19.

Coronavirus can be a tool in war

The virus mutates from the point of view of ethnic principle. This is an important factor if there is a task to strike strategic opponents who have nuclear weapons or a high level of resistance.

Therefore, we are perhaps dealing with a new biological weapon, which does not have the task to kill in the first place. With its help, it is possible to cause social and economic collapse in the enemy’s camp to occur without making one single shot.

At the same time, when the death rate is inversely proportional to the panic
caused, it is legitimate to think that we are also dealing with a
complex tool of psychological warfare.

How did the rehearsals go?

Leonid Roshal believes that in the low mortality rate from COVID-19 in Russia is due to the low population density and adequate measures of the authorities, such as the closure of borders.

Clearly, the impact of the pandemic on the world is not a routine attack on states or
military forces. Rather, it is an indiscriminate attack on economy and human psyche. The coronavirus outbreak has directly affected the lives
of billions of people, having sent a message to everyone about the most effective model for future terrorist activities and circumvention of
conventions of modern warfare.

Regardless of the cause of the
outbreak, be it natural, accidental or deliberate causes, it is clear that many countries have failed the rehearsal. Well, that is what the rehearsals are for.

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Is Turkey Drilling For Oil & Gas In The Wrong Sea?

https://nationandstate.com/2020/08/05/is-turkey-drilling-for-oil-gas-in-the-wrong-sea/

Whilst most of European media have narrowed down the deterioration in EU-Turkey relations to the issues of the “refurbished” Hagia Sophia and the protracted Libyan proxy war, their energy ties were just as crippled by Turkey’s intensive drilling campaign in Cyprus’ offshore, generating bad blood between the Old Continent and Ankara.

The Privatization Of Global Chaos

https://nationandstate.com/2020/08/05/the-privatization-of-global-chaos/

Speaking in earnest or in jest, nobody really knows, but smart money would certainly bet on the former, when admonished that the Bolivian coup that toppled President Evo Morales last year “wasn’t in the best interests of the Bolivian people,” Elon Musk, the Tesla electric car magnate, brazenly tweeted: “We will coup whoever we want. Deal with it!”

Beitrut Explosion Analysis

Questions should be raised on the Libanese official story:

1/- Do Libanese people use that much of ammonium nitrate as fertilizer (estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate left unsecured for 6 years in a warehouse. https://nationandstate.com/2020/08/04/trump-calls-beirut-explosion-a-terrible-attack-a-bomb-of-some-kind-after-briefed-by-generals/).

2/- Even for countries not suffering war conditions, how could anyone get a permit to keep a warehouse of chemicals near the center of the city (see the picture with the high rise buildings, https://nationandstate.com/2020/08/04/trump-calls-beirut-explosion-a-terrible-attack-a-bomb-of-some-kind-after-briefed-by-generals/).

3/- Libanese people in Beirut know English and French and they know the basics in safety with chemicals and explosives. How can they miss the Explosion Warnings on the containers for ammonium nitrate?

4/- The cost for importation this large amount of ammonium nitrate ($550/tone, https://scienceofagriculture.org/nitrogen/fertilizer/fertilizer-comparison-02.html), its whereabout, its security from theft must have been known to officials of city/province/ministry.

Conclusion

The official attribution of cause to a neglected 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate is thus unconvincing.

And the blast was so overwhelming in its force, destroying homes up to ten miles away, …

The president further said that it “looks like a terrible attack” leaving people to again question whether there’s intelligence he’s seen that points to an attack or bombing. According to the AFP:

His remarks were made during a Tuesday evening address to reporters:

Trump said he had been briefed by “our great generals” and that they “seem to feel” that the explosion was not an accident.

“According to them – they would know better than I would – but they seem to think it was an attack,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “It was a bomb of some kind.”

It will be interesting to see if the Pentagon issues a follow-up in the wake of the president’s unexpected comments.

https://nationandstate.com/2020/08/04/trump-calls-beirut-explosion-a-terrible-attack-a-bomb-of-some-kind-after-briefed-by-generals/

THE STRANGE SEEDS OF COVERT OPS?

https://gizadeathstar.com/2020/07/the-strange-seeds-of-covert-ops/

…From China. Full of seeds:

Mysterious seed packets from China sent to dozens of people in 3 states, officials say

Virginia residents should report any unsolicited packages from China that contain seeds. Here’s why.

Hundreds of British gardeners ‘receive unsolicited deliveries of garden seeds sent from China marked as ear studs’

Mysterious seeds sent from China to Utah

There’s a common pattern to all this, whether we’re dealing with Chinese seeds in Utah, Virginia, or the U.K: (1) The seeds arrive in packages in the mail, labeled as something else; (2) no one actually receiving the seeds ordered them; they simply arrive; and most notably, (3) authorities are warning people not to plant the seeds, nor even throw them away, but to report them to
government agencies. The reason given for this measure is that the seeds
are suspected to be those of “invasive” plants perhaps designed to cause problems for American and British agriculture and food production. It’s not a far-fetched idea. After all these are Communists we’re
dealing with, and if they’re willing to smuggle automatic weapons parts (and possibly much more serious things), counterfeit money (don’t forget those counterfeit $1 bills), and lie about the corona virus outbreak,
say that the 3 Gorges Dam satellite pictures showing distortion was merely a “processing artifact” and then just recently admit it’s
leaking, and distorting “within normal parameters”, then they’ll certainly be capable of mailing out destructive seeds in the hopes that someone will plant them.

N° 20/026 The Permanent Mission of the C. of Australia to the UN…on the Limits of the Continental Shelf

https://www.un.org/depts/los/clcs_new/submissions_files/mys_12_12_2019/2020_07_23_AUS_NV_UN_001_OLA-2020-00373.pdf

N° 20/026
The Permanent Mission ofthe Commonwealth ofAustralia to the United Nations presents its compliments to the Secretary-General ofthe United Nations and, with reference to Note Verbales: No. CML/14/2019 dated 12 December 2019, No. CML/11/2020 dated 23 March 2020, No. CML/42/2020 dated 17 April 2020, No. CML/46/2020 dated 2 June 2020, and No. CML/48/2020 dated 18 June 2020, and the Annex to the letter dated 9 June 2020 from the Permanent Representative ofChina to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, concerning Malaysia’s submission HA 59/19 dated 12 December 2019 to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, has the honour to state the position ofthe Commonwealth of Australia.

The Australian Government rejects any claims by China that are inconsistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law ofthe Sea (UNCLOS), in particular, maritime claims that do not adhere to its rules on baselines, maritime zones and classification of features.
Australia rejects China’s claim to ‘historic rights’ or ‘maritime rights and interests’ as established in the Tong course ofhistorical practice’ in the South China Sea. The Tribunal in the 2016 South China Sea Arbitral Award found these claims to be inconsistent with UNCLOS and, to the extent of that inconsistency, invalid.
There is no legal basis for China to draw straight baselines connecting the outermost points ofmaritime features or ‘island groups’ in the South China Sea, including around the ‘Four Sha’ or ‘continental’ or ‘outlying’ archipelagos. Australia rejects any claims to internal waters, territorial sea, exclusive economic zone and continental shelfbased on such straight baselines. The Australian Government notes that States may draw straight baselines only in certain circumstances. Principally, Article 7(1) of UNCLOS provides that straight baselines may be employed ‘[i]n localities where the coastline is deeply indented and cut into, or ifthere is a fringe of islands along the coast in its immediate vicinity’. Furthermore, Article 47(1) ofUNCLOS limits the use ofarchipelagic straight baselines to archipelagic States, as defined in Article 46. In the absence ofmeeting these requirements, States must draw normal baselines in accordance with Article 5, including in relation to islands.
Australia also rejects China’s claims to maritime zones generated by submerged features, or low tide elevations in a manner inconsistent with UNCLOS. Land building activities or other forms of artificial transformation cannot change the classification of a feature under UNCLOS. There is no legal basis for a maritime feature to generate

maritime entitlements beyond those generated under UNCLOS by that feature in its natural state. In this respect, the Australian Government does not accept that artificially transformed features can ever acquire the status ofan island under Article 121(1) ofUNCLOS. Moreover, Article 60(8) ofUNCLOS provides that artificial islands ‘do not possess the status of islands. They have no territorial sea oftheir own, and their presence does not affect the delimitation ofthe territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone or the continental shelf.
The Australian Government does not accept China’s assertion in its note of 17 April 2020 that its sovereignty claims over the Paracel Islands and the Spratly Islands are ‘widely recognized by the international community’ (noting the protests by Vietnam [No. 22/HC-2020, No. 24/HC-2020 and No. 25/HC-2020] and the Philippines [No. 000192-2020] in this respect). The Australian Government also wishes to express its strong concern in relation to China’s claims of ‘continuously and effectively’ exercising sovereignty over low-tide elevations given that they do not form part ofthe land territory of a State.
The Australian Government also disputes China’s claim that it is not bound by the Arbitral Award. The rationale put forward by China as an explanation ofwhy the Arbitral Award is not binding on China is not supported by international law. Pursuant to Article 296 and Article 11 ofAnnex VII ofUNCLOS the Tribunal’s decision is final and binding on both parties to the dispute.

The Australian Government encourages all claimants in the South China Sea, including China, to clarify their maritime claims and resolve their differences peacefully, in accordance with international law, particularly UNCLOS.
The Australian Government reserves its position with respect to other aspects ofthe claims made by China in the three notes identified above.
The Permanent Mission ofthe Commonwealth ofAustralia to the United Nations has the honour to request the Secretary-General ofthe United Nations circulate this note to the State Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law ofthe Sea and member States ofthe United Nations.
The Permanent Mission ofthe Commonwealth ofAustralia to the United Nations avails itself ofthis opportunity to renew to the Secretary-General ofthe United Nationsthe assurances ofits highest consideration.

NEW YORK 23 July 2020

Opinion | India should deploy naval power to acquire leverage over China

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The US move comes after Chinese vessels sank a Vietnamese fishing boat, harassed a Malaysian drillship, and intruded into an Indonesian EEZ, all in the space of the past few months.

This puts Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Vietnam—among the other claimants in the South China Sea disputes—in a greater quandary. These Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) states are too weak
to be able to resist Chinese expansionism on their own, and like the idea of US military presence as a counterweight. At the same time, they worry that a US-China confrontation could escalate into a conflict that
they do not want. … Only Vietnam appears to be determined to resist—diplomatically, possibly at international courts and perhaps even militarily, if it comes to that.

If China clashes with Vietnam (or the Philippines, although it’s less likely), the US could enter the conflict on behalf of the latter. If on
the other hand, matters escalate between Chinese and US forces, all other claimants will be compelled to make choices they would rather avoid.

So these are dangerous waters. And I advocate fishing in them.

New Delhi’s official position on the South China Sea is that “India supports freedom of navigation, over flight and unimpeded commerce,
based on the principles of international law”. In addition to advocating
peaceful solutions to disputes, India “urges all parties to show utmost
respect for the [United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea].” It
is time for actions that give meaning to these well-crafted words. The
Indian navy’s muscles should be strengthened for operations east of the
Malacca Strait.

Pompeo formally rejects Beijing’s claims in South China Sea | TheHill

https://thehill.com/policy/international/507080-pompeo-formally-rejects-beijings-claims-in-south-china-sea

“Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are
completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them,” the secretary said in a statement.

China claims more than 80
percent of 1.4 million square miles in a key area of maritime trade and untapped resources of oil and gas despite international pushback. The maritime territory has seen decades of low-level disputes between
Beijing and its Southeast Asian neighbors over claims to an archipelago and a buildup of manmade islands.

U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea – United States Department of State

https://www.state.gov/u-s-position-on-maritime-claims-in-the-south-china-sea/

The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that
region — the South China Sea. We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them.

In the South China Sea, we seek to preserve peace and stability, uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international
law, maintain the unimpeded flow of commerce, and oppose any attempt to use coercion or force to settle disputes. We share these deep and abiding interests with our many allies and partners who have long
endorsed a rules-based international order.

These shared interests have come under unprecedented threat from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Beijing uses intimidation to undermine the sovereign rights of Southeast Asian coastal states in the South
China Sea, bully them out of offshore resources, assert unilateral dominion, and replace international law with “might makes right.”
Beijing’s approach has been clear for years. In 2010, then-PRC Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told his ASEAN counterparts that “China is a big country and other countries are small countries and that is just a fact.” The PRC’s predatory world view has no place in the 21st century.

The PRC has no legal grounds to unilaterally impose its will on the region. Beijing has offered no coherent legal basis for its “Nine-Dashed
Line” claim in the South China Sea since formally announcing it in 2009. In a unanimous decision on July 12, 2016, an Arbitral Tribunal constituted under the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention – to which the PRC is a state party – rejected the PRC’s maritime claims as having no basis in international law. The Tribunal sided squarely with the Philippines, which brought the arbitration case, on almost all claims.

As the United States has previously stated, and as specifically provided in the Convention, the Arbitral Tribunal’s decision is final
and legally binding on both parties. Today we are aligning the U.S. position on the PRC’s maritime claims in the SCS with the Tribunal’s
decision. Specifically:

  • The PRC cannot lawfully assert a maritime claim – including any Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) claims derived from Scarborough Reef and
    the Spratly Islands – vis-a-vis the Philippines in areas that the Tribunal found to be in the Philippines’ EEZ or on its continental shelf. Beijing’s harassment of Philippine fisheries and offshore energy development within those areas is unlawful, as are any unilateral PRC actions to exploit those resources. In line with the Tribunal’s legally binding decision, the PRC has no lawful territorial or maritime claim to Mischief Reef or Second Thomas Shoal, both of which fall fully under the Philippines’ sovereign rights and jurisdiction, nor does Beijing have any territorial or maritime claims generated from these features.
  • As Beijing has failed to put forth a lawful, coherent maritime claim in the South China Sea, the United States rejects any PRC claim to waters beyond a 12-nautical mile territorial sea derived from islands it claims in the Spratly Islands (without prejudice to other states’ sovereignty claims over such islands). As such, the United States
    rejects any PRC maritime claim in the waters surrounding Vanguard Bank (off Vietnam), Luconia Shoals (off Malaysia), waters in Brunei’s EEZ, and Natuna Besar (off Indonesia). Any PRC action to harass other states’ fishing or hydrocarbon development in these waters – or to carry out such activities unilaterally – is unlawful.
  • The PRC has no lawful territorial or maritime claim to (or derived
    from) James Shoal, an entirely submerged feature only 50 nautical miles from Malaysia and some 1,000 nautical miles from China’s coast. James
    Shoal is often cited in PRC propaganda as the “southernmost territory of
    China.” International law is clear: An underwater feature like James Shoal cannot be claimed by any state and is incapable of generating maritime zones. James Shoal (roughly 20 meters below the surface) is not
    and never was PRC territory, nor can Beijing assert any lawful maritime rights from it.

The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire. America stands with our Southeast Asian allies and partners in protecting their sovereign rights to offshore resources,
consistent with their rights and obligations under international law. We stand with the international community in defense of freedom of the seas and respect for sovereignty and reject any push to impose “might makes right” in the South China Sea or the wider region.

US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea

https://apnews.com/07dc9cff9d42047cfcf28799112eb59d

July 14, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) —
… in a statement released Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. now regards virtually all Chinese maritime claims

outside its internationally recognized waters to be illegitimate. The shift does not involve disputes over land features …

“The world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its maritime empire,” Pompeo said. “America stands with our Southeast Asian allies and partners in protecting their sovereign rights to offshore
resources, consistent with their rights and obligations under international law. We stand with the international community in defense of freedom of the seas and respect for sovereignty and reject any push to impose ‘might makes right’ in the South China Sea or the wider region.”

“There are clear cases where (China) is claiming sovereignty over areas that
no country can lawfully claim,” the State Department said in a fact sheet that accompanied the statement.