Ron Unz, Ukraine and Biowarfare Conspiracy Theories

by Ron Unz

Several days ago a mainstream policy analyst dropped me a note mentioning that the Russians were claiming to have discovered the existence of a network of biowarfare labs in Ukraine, funded by the American Pentagon and allegedly working with anthrax and plague. Given that much of my focus over the last two years had been on America’s biowarfare program and its possible deployment, he wondered what I thought about the matter.

I’d seen some of the same Russian accusations swirling around the Internet, and hadn’t paid much attention. On the one hand, over the decades America had spent over $100 billion dollars on “biodefense,” the euphemistic term for biowarfare development, and we had the world’s oldest and largest such program, one of the few ever deployed in real life combat. So allocating a few millions or even tens of millions to labs in Ukraine would hardly be implausible.

But on the other hand, even if we hadn’t, the Russians might certainly say we had, with those charges being almost stereotypical examples of the “black propaganda” used by an invading army to justify its attack to the world. Since I don’t read Ukrainian, the documents the Russians claimed to have found would mean nothing to me, and except for zealous partisans on each side, I doubted whether anyone else would be convinced.

However, the situation drastically changed on Tuesday, due to the Congressional testimony of Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, chief architect of our Ukraine policy. She seemed not only to acknowledge the existence of those Ukrainian biolabs but was also apparently concerned that their dangerous contents might fall into enemy hands, thereby seeming to completely confirm those shocking Russian accusations. I’ve never regarded Neocons as particularly bright, but the game-ending own-goal she scored on an issue of the greatest international importance may have set a new record for total incompetence.

I was hardly the only person to notice the massive implications of Nuland’s apparent disclosure. Glenn Greenwald ranks as one of the world’s highest-profile journalists, and he quickly released a lengthy column yesterday morning laying out the facts, and noting that our official media fact-checkers had spent a couple of weeks denouncing and ridiculing accusations that now seem to have turned out to be true.

Tucker Carlson devoted his top-rated show on cable to the same issue, emphasizing the shame of having to quote official Russian and Chinese government propagandists on the matter because our own American government officials had been lying.

Tucker Carlson on US biowarfare labs in Ukraine (9 March 2022)

All the facts are not yet in, but at this stage I think we should probably assume that the captured documents provided by the Russians are correct, and our Defense budget was funding the development of deadly biological weapons at Ukrainian labs near the Russian border, including anthrax and plague.

Given that Ukraine ranks as one of Europe’s most corrupt states, word of these projects surely leaked out, and it’s easy to understand why the Russians took a very dim view of it, certainly contributing to their decision to invade. How would America react if a rabidly-hostile Mexican government backed by China were developing deadly bioweapons near the American border?

Naturally, this gigantic story based upon Nuland’s inadvertent disclosure has been totally ignored by America’s mainstream media, but Carlson’s Youtube clip from last night is already approaching a million views, and the facts will continue to spread.

Kevin Barrett quickly arranged an interview with me, and released a short video outlining the story, and setting it in a broader context. In particular, he noted that back in 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin had raised serious biowarfare concerns about our collection of biological material from ethnic Russians, certainly a very suspicious project for our government to have undertaken.

In any event, I think it was an extremely reckless and foolish thing for the American government to have funded the creation of biowarfare facilities in Ukraine, a country extremely hostile to its nuclear-armed Russian neighbor.

And governments that do some extremely reckless and foolish things are much more likely to have done other extremely reckless and foolish things, possibly including those that have already had massive adverse consequences, such as a million American deaths over the last two years.

Over the last two years, I have published a lengthy series of articles outlining the strong perhaps even overwhelming evidence that the global Covid epidemic was the result of an American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran), with the articles having been viewed more than 400,000 total times and also collected into a freely downloadable eBook.

The evidence I have accumulated seems rather massive and the only argument anyone has effectively raised on the other side is that even rogue elements of the American government could not possibly have done anything so reckless and foolish. I think that argument seems far weaker today than it did a week ago.

Moreover, last month the New York Times reported on a couple of new scientific papers by our top researchers on the original Covid outbreak in Wuhan. Those findings indicate that the first infection probably occurred in late November or early December, somewhat later than previously believed. Meanwhile, back in April 2020 ABC News reported and Israeli TV confirmed that our Defense Intelligence Agency had produced a secret report “in the second week of November” describing a “potentially cataclysmic” disease outbreak taking place in Wuhan…a report that now appears to have been written before the first Chinese person had even become infected.

I think this inadvertent disclosure by our Intelligence officials falls into the same category as Victoria Nuland’s blunder.

All of this was discussed in three of my video interviews last month, which have now passed 170,000 total views. I suggest that people consider revisiting this material given the new disclosure of our anti-Russian biowarfare activities in Ukraine.

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11 thoughts on “Ron Unz, Ukraine and Biowarfare Conspiracy Theories”

  1. I was looking through my paper files and came across this quote supposedly attributed to Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC) Some will dispute it’s authenticity. I doubt that matters. It’s more than appropriate for the times in which we live.

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the PLAGUE.”

  2. Well, first of all, it was not a blunder on the part of Victoria Nuland. It was a calculated hang-out, orchestrated with the help of Marco Rubio, with the object being to set the world up for a false-flag bio-terror attack that could be blamed on Russia. Let us hope it does not occur. Second, it is nice for Mr Unz to have garnered 400,000 views for his lengthy series of articles purporting to have disclosed that “the global Covid epidemic” was the result of an American bio-warfare attack on China – with no good argument ever advanced against this theory, according to Unz. I guess he is unaware that “the global Covid epidemic” is fake, that no Covid “virus” has been isolated or purified, that the PCR “test” is not a test, and that therefore his theory is just another red herring in the ocean of red herrings we are swimming in.

  3. Nice photo of Vicky, a real charmer I am sure. Why the admission after so much denial? I figured them to just double down instead of about face. If one tenth of this shit is true, the world seems really fucked. We keep going deeper into never never land. Was Putin replaced with a facsimile ? The pictures sure look that way. Just like Brandon. I don’t know what to believe anymore. If they can replace Paul with Faul, Biden with who knows what. All bets are off. Reminds me of ‘To Tell The Truth’. Will the real Putin please stand up? If today’s Putin isn’t the original Putin, what the hell happened to him?

      1. Vivian, I see no real proof that Putin is dead. The robot voice of his wife just does not get it for me nor does the robot voice of the narrator. Sorry to say, the videos are not convincing in any way.

      2. Comment under the 2nd vid:

        I would determine this is just a psyop play; already was planned out. Either its a doppelganger in the video pretending to be putin or putin is in the video pretending to be a double and is still president right now. The facial comparisons between Putin from 2010 The Guardian to their 2012 picture which is up close and almost identically shot, distance wise and face front towards center of shot, you can find the same characteristics in Putin from 2010 in the 2012 photo. Check the upper left cheek mole like bump/scar?, the small color spot under right eye high cheek bone, the right eye upside down V shape eyelid/eyebrow skin – left eye is just rounded, the ears shape an height, the right side of bottom lip is larger/skewed towards right – than the left side of lip. Honestly the footage in this video is poor and the pictures the author put in were terrible comparisons, the 2010 putin literally looked older than the 2011 putin.

  4. Nice photo of Vicky, a real charmer I am sure. Why the admission after so much denial? I figured them to just double down instead of about face. If one tenth of this shit is true, the world seems really fucked. We keep going deeper into never never land. Was Putin replaced with a facsimile ? The pictures sure look that way. Just like Brandon. I don’t know what to believe anymore. If they can replace Paul with Paul, Biden with who knows what. All bets are off. Reminds me of ‘To Tell The Truth’. Will the real Putin please stand up?

  5. Harris goes to Poland to discuss grave issues of war, nuclear weapons, etc. and one of her first reactions is to laugh her head off.


      1. I do find it quite revealing that even though Trump has criticized Biden’s handling of Ukraine, he’s still sees Russia as the bad guy and Ukraine as the victim. Would you agree?
        Don, I am curious to know with all that has been exposed re Zelensky of late (much in Fetz’s vids on his BitChute channel) if you are still behind him and if you still see him as a nice family man.

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