Writer: Grace (Authentic Writing Team)
On the 14th of April, the top U.S. intelligence officials addressed their assessment on threats coming from Communist China and Russia. They mentioned many military and cybersecurity threats posed by these two countries, such as the CCP’s ballistic missile arsenal and the Russian troop movements near Ukraine. Regarding the CCP’s cybersecurity threats to the US, the report said that the CCP “has the ability to launch cyber-attacks that cause localized, temporary disruptive effects on critical infrastructures — such as disruption of a natural gas pipeline for days to weeks — in the United States.” For the Russian cybersecurity threat to the US, the report warned that “Moscow continues to be a highly capable and effective adversary, integrating cyber espionage, attack, and influence operations to achieve its political and military objectives. Moscow is now staging cyber-attack assets to allow it to disrupt or damage US civilian and military infrastructure during a crisis and poses a significant cyber influence threat.”
Basing on these two different reports, people can understand that Russian cyberspies can do far more damage to the U.S. than the CCP’s cyberspies can. In early February, it is reported that the American federal agencies encountered serious cyberattacks. American intelligence believed that Russia was “likely” to be the culprit. On February 23rd, Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that, “right now, the attacker, is the only one who knows the entirety of what they did.” In Miles Guo’s live stream, he revealed that the CCP is related to these cyberattacks. It has become clear that under the cover of the Russian government, the CCP had used the Russian cyber system and spies to attack the US government’s network. The only thing that remains unknown is how the CCP paid back Russia for providing these cyber services.
Even though the public does not know the CCP’s payment for these Russian cyber services, they do know about the special relationship between the CCP and Russia, especially their weapon sales relationship. This is not a new relationship between the CCP and Russia. Looking back at the CCP’s developing history, people can find out that ever since the CCP fought against the Japanese and the Kuomintang armies, they’ve started buying an abundance of military weapons from the former Soviet. It hasn’t been reported how much the CCP paid for these military weapons yet. According to the information from a CCP media, Baidu, it was reported that just for the Korean War, the CCP had to pay the former Soviet more than 1.4 billion dollars in arm debts.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, according to the information revealed by Miles Guo in his live streams, many military experts, scientists, pilots, and soldiers from Ukraine, Georgian, and Chechnya had signed contracts with the CCP. These military people agreed to bring all their family members to China and live there for the rest of their lives. They all get high pay from the CCP and served in the CCP’s military industries.
The CCP did not just hire former Soviet soldiers to develop its military weapons, but also continued buying military weapons from Russia. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, between 2014 and 2018, Russia was the CCP’s largest weapons supplier, accounting for 70% of CCP’s arms imports during that period. On October 1st, looking at the CCP’s weapons displayed in front of the Tiananmen, people might not be surprised at all when they see shadows of the Russian weaponry. These shadows partially displayed the outcome of the two countries’ cooperation, which has lasted for more than a half-century.
When it comes to the discussion of the CCP virus, which has caused millions of human deaths around the world, Haines, the director of National Intelligence, said that intelligence agencies are continuing to collect information on the virus’s origin. People may feel dissatisfied after hearing this report because every day there are so many people dying from this CCP virus, and yet, the intelligent officers can’t tell the origin of the CCP virus. This report reflects one problem, that the intelligence agencies really lacked efficiency at proving this CCP virus as an unrestricted bioweapon, which is from the CCP’s biological weapons program.
Some people might wonder whether the CCP’s biological weapons program is related to the former Soviet biological weapons program since these two countries had such a close relationship for such a long time. The CCP has not yet made any announcements regarding their cooperation on biological weapons program with the former Soviet or with Russia. However, from the information provided by Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, who is a native of Kazakhstan, and had worked in the former Soviet biological weapons program for more than a decade, people still can know something about the former Soviet biological weapons program or its relationship with the CCP.
According to a report published in 1998 from the New York Times, in 1992, Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, also known as Ken Alibek, escaped to New York City. He revealed that the former Soviet had planned to prepare ”hundreds of tons” of anthrax bacteria and tons of smallpox and plague viruses for World War III.
He also told the American people that after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Russian government “continued to do research to develop new biological agents; they conduct research and explain it as being for defensive purposes.” Dr. Alibek said, ”They keep safe their personnel, their scientific knowledge. And they still have production capability.”
Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov explained that he escaped to the U.S. because he wanted to do something to stop the spread of such weapons to terrorist groups and rogue states. “We have an invisible competition between governments and these organizations,” he said. “Who is faster? Who is better prepared?” When talking about his colleagues, he said, “They are everywhere today.” “Most are in Russia. But some are overseas, abroad. And we have lost control of them.”
There is no doubt that many people are terrified after hearing this information from Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov. Now, people know that the former Soviet biological weapons program is still being secretly developed somewhere by the Russian government and former Soviet virologists. However, no one knows where these former Soviet virologists are and which agency they are working for.
Thinking about the CCP’s decades-long cooperation relationship with former Soviet and Russia, the fact that former soviet soldiers are working for the CCP, and the fact that the CCP used the Russian cyber system and Russian spies to launch cyber-attacks on the US, it is not baseless for people to assume that some of these former Soviet virologists had signed contracts with the CCP and agreed to work in the CCP’s biological labs for the rest of their lives. It is also reasonable for people to assume that the CCP has cooperation with Russia for its biological weapons program.
Furthermore, it also can help people to figure out why it takes such a long time for the US intelligent officials to prove the origin of the CCP virus, which is an unrestricted bioweapon from the CCP’s biological weapons program. Just like how people have known that the pilots who drove Communist China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier were Russian pilots, one day, people will know who worked in the CCP’s biological labs and made this CCP virus.
Reference: Soviet Defector Warns of Biological Weapons
(This article only represents the author’s personal views)