Guest post by Dr. Lawrence Sellin
The Dark Secrets Surrounding the U.S.-Funded Ukrainian Biolabs
The new allegations made by Russia that Ukraine had plans, using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) containing bioweapons developed in Department of Defense-funded biolabs, to disperse those agents on the Russian-populated Donbas region of Ukraine and Russia itself, are purely speculative being based on two unconnected dots.
The first dot the Russians note is the presence of biowarfare-capable viruses and bacteria in the Ukrainian labs via a “Central Depository of Especially Dangerous Microorganisms in Kiev”, which in itself is not a violation of the Biological Weapons Convention unless those microbes are weaponized.
The second dot, contained in the image above and noted in a recent Gateway Pundit article, was a letter by Turkish UAV manufacturer, Baykar, sent in response to questions posed by a Ukrainian contract engineer about the capabilities of the Baykar UAV, specifically its range and whether or not the UAV is equipped with “a system/mechanism for spraying aerosols with a capacity of more than 20 liters.”
The original letter is shown in the image below with the pertinent sentences highlighted.
The letter does not indicate what the nature of the aerosol might be. Is it possible that the aerosol could be chemical or biological weapons? Yes. Is it evidence for such? No.
Nevertheless, there are other potentially disturbing implications surrounding the U.S.-funded Ukrainian biolabs that deserve further investigation.
First of all, as detailed in another recent Gateway Pundit article, the entire U.S.-funded Ukrainian biolab operation has all the hallmarks of a classic military-industrial-complex money scam.
The U.S. Department of Defense, specifically the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), expands its foreign activities and obtains increased taxpayer funding, while, at the same time, DTRA rewards its private sector friends, including Hunter Brandon and George Soros, with multi-million-dollar contracts.
More ominously, however, are potential connections between the U.S.-funded Ukrainian biolabs and Black Operations conducted by U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and/or the Department of Defense.
A clear violation of the Biological Weapons Convention would be the development of bioweapons and/or the means of dispersing them.
Such a potential violation is demonstrated in the 2015 US patent US 8,967,029 B1 “Toxic Mosquito Aerial Release System,” whose purpose is to disperse infected mosquitos as a military weapon.
The curious aspect of this patent is that the inventor, S. Mill Calvert, and the assignee, TMARS Associates, both of Manassas, Virginia, do not appear to exist, or at least they are very difficult to trace via open-source searches.
There appear to be deeper and darker secrets concerning the U.S.-funded Ukrainian biolabs, yet to be revealed.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. His email address is [email protected].