You may not have much of a memory when comes to bio-weapons development. Maybe it was “burned out” of you in the Covid debacle.
Yet there exist many claims that the US has – through corporate proxies – engaged in bioweapons work in Ukraine and other FSU states.
For example, in 2018 a detailed report, Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva published an extensive blog post detailing “The Pentagon Bio-weapons” and development locations. Suggest you print to a .PDF because this seems likely to be “disappeared.” Because “Ukraine” is mentioned 34-times.
Even more damning are the links therein to official State Department documents detailing the US providing both materiel and money to Ukraine for pathogen research. Again, might want to hard copy this:
We note, of course, that this is a publicly accessible historical document and dates from 2005.
As such it is of little use, except to say that YES the U.S. has had a hand in bioweapons research in Ukraine (and anyone denying this is lying). Documentation keeps piling up. More critically, however, is where it leads.
Sure, sure, you can read about how the Biden administration is lying (or at minimum, knowingly deceiving America) in stories like Russia’s Most Startling Allegation Yet Directly Implicates the USA (westernjournal.com) and how our favorite war mongering neocons are pressing for nuclear war (as in
But, that’s not what we do around here.
Integrating the Future
It’s really more an art than science. Part knowing the material, part understanding how the future works. And part realizing that complex systems almost always contain their own “sand in the Vaseline” endings to them. (with apologies to Talking Heads.)
Recall I wrote a very grim outlook piece for 2022 on Christmas Day 2021 wherein I specifically warned you (in UrbanSurvival 2022: War Year?) that “Odds are rising the “hot word” of 2022 will be “NSNW.”“
Which stands for non-strategic nuclear weapons.
So far, so bad. But important background to have.
Elsewhere on my sites (and in my books) I’ve told you that people do not spend enough effort understanding how events percolate into Future.
To review: Human mass consciousness “votes” the future on a level few are able to comprehend. Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.
But it’s not singular votes on the future that matter. There’s an aggregation of expectation. It’s a layering process. Billions of small decisions building to an event.
Maybe the best description of how quantum foam works may be found in Michael Crichton’s novel Timeline.
We heard (digital collection) the odd reference to NSNW at some point. It came at what is a perilous time for the U.S. economy: We hit a nominal stock market high Nov. 8 of 2021. Been down hill ever since. Need a scapegoat!
Next piece is how Ukraine was put in play. Thanks Neocons, and thanks Hunter. For yes, he really was a pipeline to “Pops” from Ukraine. See the NY Post article from last fall The Hunter Biden laptop is confirmed?! Color us shocked! (nypost.com) if you’re weak on details. Or study Miranda (NY Post) Devine’s book Laptop from Hell.
Now we have money flow, bio-weapons development, the whiff of nukes to come, and neocons pushing war. They’re about to fuck-up the world like they have the Middle East. While laughably, O-Biden wants peace with Iran which is stirring up 238 to bomb Israel. Our plot is loaded with loons and quackery, lust for power, and ass-covering by DeLuxe.
There is no proof, of course, but as a useful thought experiment, could all this be rolled into a novel? You bet.
The Plot Sickens
Our (wholly hypothetical) begins with money passthroughs in Ukraine. With the removal of nuclear weapons – leftovers from the fall of the Soviet Union – Ukraine still has top notch scientists and so by 2005, the US is subcontracting out work to Ukraine.
As the story evolves, the very smart Ukrainians see a chance to “wag the dog” and deals are offered – which result in money being funneled upstream.
In defense of Ukraine – which by now, say 2019, Vlad Putin is becoming alarmed about (bioweapons work next door) and a hard right government cutting off water to Russian recovered lands after the 2014 Crimea take, so he makes plans to reassert a buffer zone with the (headed for bankrupcy) West.
When a bioweapon IS released in late 2019 around the World Military Games in China, everyone claims everyone else is responsible; the press muffled. From this point, war becomes a natural outcome.
Yet as it turns out, until the coming cold snap in Ukraine in coming days, t5he weather worked in favor of the Kiev defenders repelling the Russian advance.
As (again, remember this is fictional) the whole story line edges towards an exciting crescendo. A near future bioweapons research accident.
The neocons, arrange for something “quick burn out” to be involved, remembering they locked down the West once and so another lockdown would be within the realm of public acceptance. The “leak” would give the West an excuse to throw in all kinds of military might, punish Russia, and continue the 2012 claims of the EU that it would one day extend “…from Portugal to Vladivostok.”
The denouement comes when Vlad Putin, being an adroit spy, sees how the global game of chess is being stacked against his autonomy. And so, using the cover of a need to “cauterize” a large land mass (saving humanity from a massive die-off) he lets loose the cautery equipment – 50 kiloton weapons to glass over bioweapon impacted areas.
Our fictional novel doesn’t get much further, just yet. Because, that part of the Future is still in the “voting process.” There’s pressure growing on Biden to “go big” because the economy is essentially flat (we’re still at mid 2019 levels in terms of employment) and a “good war” will rally his party to stave off impeachment over the Ukraine passthroughs and backdoor funneling from China when the republicans take back the senate and house this fall. Tick-tock.
We therefore have to look at this weekends isolation of the Russian internet. For now, our “novel” would probably shade with a subplot like this:
“Due to changes in the Russian Internet, digital resources in Ukraine broke and it was the breakdown of the Internet that in turn caused the massive failure of biosecurity at Ukraine “medical research facilities” which, in turn allowed the release of “fast burn” bioagent (catchy name insert here).
While the West argues the point about NATO bombing Russia, Vlad picks up and says enough…and sends launch codes before NATO can really bust his chops.
One of my daughters called this morning (we talk about novel futures often) and I told her read this morning’s column. Upon which, I threw the dart.
That will give us a couple of weeks of digital disruption and two or three of whipping up the demonization of Russia before the big Chihuly-like event itself takes place.
Fast-forward a few months and the smattering of nukes in Europe, plus one “big city trade” between the US and Russia, and the end of America’s era of power rolls into view.
Republicans sweep into Washington, Taiwan is long gone, since Xi takes that in the nuclear exchange fog of war, and the U.S. stock market’s implosion has continued to accelerate.
You can almost get a sense of how bad the news flow is about to become: As the commercials on Wall Street run up the market to “short from higher highs” which is, to my way of thinking what the Wednesday rally was about.
The uglies now resume with our regularly scheduled news flow.
“Future Control Out.”
Inflation? Here? In America?
CPI. Sure, whatever:
“The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.9 percent before seasonal adjustment.
Increases in the indexes for gasoline, shelter, and food were the largest
contributors to the seasonally adjusted all items increase. The gasoline index rose 6.6 percent in February and accounted for almost a third of the all items monthly increase; other energy component indexes were mixed. The food index rose 1.0 percent as the food at home index rose 1.4 percent; both were the largest monthly increases since April 2020.
Our correspondent, Ben Dover, says you might enjoy from drill-down. BOHICA!
Jay Powell and the “last of the BOHICAns” will raise rates next week. Meantime, let me see: Food increase annualizes to 12.68 percent. Inflation, here?
Even more? Weekly (misleading) unemployment stats, then:
On that cheerful note, let’s all go watch Talking Heads and promise to be back tomorrow.
It ain’t over till the fat lady sings. But another chorus of Fugly is about to be heard. We’re rereading Kearny every possible moment.
Write when rational returns,