You read it first on The Spectator Australia on March 23, 2020.
I outlined all the viruses over the past twenty years that have originated in China and pointed to all the factors that indicated that the Covid-19, Corona, Wuhan, Chinese virus, whatever you want to call it, originated in a Chinese biological warfare laboratory. I argued:
When, however, we add the Chinese biological warfare laboratory to the jigsaw, a rational account of that evidence must surely acknowledge that the power of the viruses to cause economic disruption to Western democracies and harm to the peoples has been escalating in seriousness, a fact with military significance. The coronavirus infections have shown clearly both the virus’s capabilities and the weak human defences of republican politics.
Well, you know why they call British policemen “Plods”. It’s not because of Enid Blyton’s Noddy books. It’s because they are slow and methodical. But the slowest and most methodical of all has to be the British security service, MI6, which took years to discover that four of those illustrious graduates from Cambridge University were Soviet communist spies. And let them all escape back to Soviet Russia — other than the fourth, Anthony Blunt, who was allowed to keep curating Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s art collection.
But I digress.
The big news is that Sir Richard Dearlove – doesn’t that name tell you all you need to know – the former head of MI6, has revealed that Covid-19 virus was ‘engineered, but its escape from the laboratory was accidental.
The Jerusalem Post reported that Sir Richard cited a peer-reviewed paper by Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital at the University of London, and the Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen which claimed:
[T]o have identified “inserted sections placed on the SARS-CoV-2 Spike surface,” which allow the virus to bind to human cells, in contrast to alternate theories that the virus originated in animals, likely bats and pangolins, and mutated naturally to make the jump to human hosts. And they warn that current efforts to develop a vaccine are likely to be unsuccessful, as the true causation of the virus’s effects are being misunderstood by other scientists.
All of which should make even the most devoted Sinophile at Queensland University at least sit up and take notice.
I have no reason to alter the conclusions I came to on 23 March 2020 and which MI6 reached on 3 June 2020.
Whether the coronavirus was purposefully released or not, the total social shutdown it has necessitated around the world will have shown the Chinese government exactly how to wage a future war. In a war of civilian attrition, such as one waged biologically, China, by virtue of her enormous population, must win. That is why the full pressure of the West must now be brought to bear on that government in order to deal with any future attacks.
It should be noted that some scientists have already come out and disputed the science with a reference to the belief of the global scientific community that the virus is naturally occurring.
But then, in the immortal words of Christine Keeler, “they would say that.”
Dr David Long is a retired solicitor and economist.
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