The news coming out of Ukraine regarding Russia’s invasion has often been sketchy and even unreliable, which is nothing new given Western media’s penchant for literally politicizing everything, including war.
The American media is no different, of course, and in fact, one could argue that most left-wing U.S. outlets are literally nothing more than propaganda sources for whatever interests the current Democrat-controlled regime embraces.
So it should come as no surprise that the regime media immediately downplayed initial reports that the United States, during the latter years of the George W. Bush administration and with bipartisan assistance from the late Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), built a biolab in Ukraine designed to handle dangerous substances.
Earlier this week, “a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, claimed that Moscow has uncovered evidence of a U.S.-backed bioweapons program in Ukraine that includes the development of plague and anthrax,” The Western Journal reported.
“Recently found documents show that components of biological weapons were made in Ukraine’s laboratories, with funding from [the U.S. Department of Defense], in direct proximity to Russia,” a tweet from the U.K.’s Russian Embassy noted further.
MFA spox #Zakharova: Recently found documents show that components of biological weapons were made in #Ukraine‘s laboratories, with funding from #US @DeptofDefense, in direct proximity to #Russia. pic.twitter.com/JeLrWDqduA
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) March 9, 2022
Naturally, U.S. and Ukrainian officials quickly and vehemently denied the Russia allegations; after all, we’ve been conditioned to automatically distrust everything any Russian leader says.
A spokesperson for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, “Ukraine strictly denies any such allegation,” while a Pentagon spokesperson added: “This absurd Russian misinformation is patently false.”
Got it? The masters of misinformation — the U.S. deep state — when exposed, calls everything everyone else says ‘misinformation’ because that’s the modus operandi.
But who’s correct?
With that, China comes to mind, as The Western Journal points out, noting that “China just so happens to be the location of the lab that received funding from the U.S. in the years leading up to the pandemic and just so happened to be researching weaponized coronaviruses at the time the pandemic started.”
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs followed up Russia’s claims by calling on the U.S. to account for all of its bioweapons research facilities globally.
“Russia has found during its military operations that the U.S. uses these facilities to conduct military plans,” spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday, according to Real Clear Politics.
“The U.S. has 336 labs in 30 countries under its control, including 26 in Ukraine alone. It should give a full account of its biological military activities at home and abroad and subject itself to multilateral verification,” the ministry then tweeted.
The US has 336 labs in 30 countries under its control, including 26 in Ukraine alone. It should give a full account of its biological military activities at home and abroad and subject itself to multilateral verification. pic.twitter.com/vEiytBRKuo
— Spokesperson?????? (@MFA_China) March 8, 2022
Now, can China be believed? After all, the Chinese Communist government has lied throughout the COVID-19 pandemic about where the virus actually came from — its Level 4 lab in Wuhan — and how it escaped. Beijing also covered up how soon the virus began to spread and allowed it to essentially escape to the world…just as then-President Donald Trump’s government was winning its trade war.
As it turns out, in this case, probably.
Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland testified this week during a Senate hearing that the government is actively working to protect Ukrainian research labs from the Russians, Real Clear Politics reported.
Nuland, an Obama regime alum who has been accused of fomenting a coup in Ukraine in 2014 and helping a neo-Nazi-loving regime take power, was asked directly by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “Does Ukraine have chemical or biological weapons?”
Her answer was telling.
“Ukraine has biological research facilities which, in fact, we’re now quite concerned Russian troops, Russian forces may be seeking to gain control of, so we are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces should they approach,” Nuland responded.
Rubio then did something typical of our ‘Beltway/Deep State first, always’ representatives: He redirected Nuland so she could implicate Russia if anything happened to the labs.
“I’m sure you’re aware that the Russian propaganda groups are already putting out there all kinds of information about how they have uncovered a plot by the Ukrainians to release biological weapons in the country, and with NATO’s coordination,” Rubio noted before asking: “If there is a biological or chemical weapon incident or attack inside of Ukraine, is there any doubt in your mind that 100 percent it would be the Russians that would be behind it?”
“There is no doubt in my mind, senator,” Nuland stated. “It is classic Russian technique to blame on the other guy what they are planning to do themselves.”
Glenn Greenwald, one of the few real investigative journalists today, caught that exchange and pointed it out.
Ukraine has “biological research facilities,” says Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland, when asked by Sen Rubio if Ukraine has biological or chemical weapons, and says she’s worried Russia may get them. But she says she’s 100% sure if there’s a biological attack, it’s Russia. pic.twitter.com/uo3dHDMfAS
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 8, 2022
Really good cleanup by Rubio: interrupting Nuland’s bizarre confession, which he did not expect, and immediately directing her to say that if there’s a biological attack, it must be Russia.
Why is she so concerned Russia would seize such a benign “biological research facility”?
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 8, 2022
Is Russia and/or China lying? You be the judge.