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Whoa… FBI: Chinese Scientist Detained at Detroit Metro Airport Was Carrying Vials that Posed Viral Biosecurity Risk… A Year & A Half Ago

OPINION| Lawrence David| The more we learn the harder it’s becoming to ignore the 800-pound gorilla in the room.

We know that China has abused its most favored nation status by pirating our intellectual property, forcing the transfer of proprietary technology hacking into our proprietary systems, bribing our politicians, but this takes things to another level…

WASHINGTON — In late November 2018, just over a year before the first coronavirus case was identified in Wuhan, China, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Detroit Metro Airport stopped a Chinese biologist with three vials labeled “Antibodies” in his luggage. 

The biologist told the agents that a colleague in China had asked him to deliver the vials to a researcher at a U.S. institute. After examining the vials, however, customs agents came to an alarming conclusion.

“Inspection of the writing on the vials and the stated recipient led inspection personnel to believe the materials contained within the vials may be viable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) materials,” says an unclassified FBI tactical intelligence report obtained by Yahoo News.

The report, written by the Chemical and Biological Intelligence Unit of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD), does not give the name of the Chinese scientist carrying the suspected SARS and MERS samples, or the intended recipient in the U.S. But the FBI concluded that the incident, and two other cases cited in the report, were part of an alarming pattern.

“The Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate assesses foreign scientific researchers who transport undeclared and undocumented biological materials into the United States in their personal carry-on and/or checked luggage almost certainly present a US biosecurity risk,” reads the report. “The WMDD makes this assessment with high confidence based on liaison reporting with direct access.”

The report, which came out more than two months before the World Health Organization learned of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan that turned out to be COVID-19, appears to be part of a larger FBI concern about China’s involvement with scientific research in the U.S. While the report refers broadly to foreign researchers, all three cases cited involve Chinese nationals.

We’re beginning to wonder just how much control over America’s scientific infrastructure China was able to attain with this report coming three months after we learned that both Harvard and Yale were being investigated… 

(Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Education said on Wednesday it has opened an investigation into whether the universities of Harvard and Yale failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign gifts and contracts as required by law.

A month later the DOJ announced…

(Department of Justice) The Department of Justice announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China…  

… Unbeknownst to Harvard University beginning in 2011, Lieber became a “Strategic Scientist” at Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China and was a contractual participant in China’s Thousand Talents Plan from in or about 2012 to 2017.  China’s Thousand Talents Plan is one of the most prominent Chinese Talent recruit plans that are designed to attract, recruit, and cultivate high-level scientific talent in furtherance of China’s scientific development, economic prosperity and national security. These talent programs seek to lure Chinese overseas talent and foreign experts to bring their knowledge and experience to China and reward individuals for stealing proprietary information.  

As President Trump moved closer to his objective to decouple major portions of the U.S. economy from China in order to strengthen our nation’s security interests, it isn’t hard to envision the POSSIBILITY of China unleashing the current viral pandemic in the U.S. to undermine Trump’s chances of being reelected. (We are not saying this happened, however, China is blaming us for releasing it, are we not allowed to ponder their ability to do so?)

If that was China’s plan, or not, the virus already cost Americans at least $10 Trillion in wealth in the stock market, massive economic dislocation of American workers and small businesses, a near breakdown of our healthcare system, and as of this writing, at least 2951 American lives.

The idea that the communist Chinese are good neighbors in the greater world community is no longer laughable… it’s downright dangerous.

So, when Democrats defend them…

Biden: China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man…

… I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.”

Bloomberg: Xi Jinping is not a dictator.

… we want to know why.

Russia, Obstruction, Ukraine, Impeachment… there was a reason for distracting us with those nothing charges. 

It’s time to investigate the Democrats’ ties to China before there’s no country left to save.

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