NATO: Biological terrorism traditions from Vietnam to Ukraine

As is known, the Biological and Toxic Weapons Convention that was signed in 1972 and entered force in 1975 has become the first disarmament treaty banning the production of an entire category of weapons. This is a case without exceptions or time limitation.

Although there are some people obeying neither laws, nor conventions. For instance, there were at least 195 incidents of live anthrax samples mailout to 12 countries between 2005 and 2015. Each time a trace led to Pentagon military labs in the Dugway Proving Ground. The latest egregious example happened in 2015. That time 51 labs in 17 US states, Australia, South Korea and Canada suffered from such chain letters sent "by mistake" .

Another blatant case of shipping live avian flu viruses mixed with vaccine material to medical distributors in 18 countries occurred in 2009. It has been concerned an American pharmaceutical company Baxter International Inc. Its laboratories have been spread all over Central and Eastern Europe . After that a man who claimed to be a microbiologist Bar Joseph Moshe, Prof. called into a live show on the Project Camelot radio and told that he had had evidence that Baxter's Ukrainian lab was producing a swine virus strain bio-weapon disguised as a vaccine. The ensuing events remind the thriller from the 90s. Joseph Moshe was labeled as a Mossad agent threatening to blow up the White House . He was dramatically arrested and detained on these charges with no resistance or major media reports. In two months after these events a deadly swine flu spread across Ukraine with its epicenter located near the Baxter BioPharma Solutions lab in Ternopil.

Until recently, another source of distribution of various artificially engineered viruses was a Georgian American bio-chemical warfare production facility known as the Richard Lugar Central Reference Public Health Laboratory at the Alekseyevka settlement near Tbilisi airport led by the former head of the Foreign Intelligence Special Service of Georgia. The laboratory was acting as a part of so-called Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CWEP) in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) project. Its activity was controlled personally by Andrew C. Weber, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. The United States Army personnel were working there in complete secrecy. There were accusations of the centre in Alekseyevka involvement into spreading African swine fever in Ukrainian, Belarussian and Russian territories.

The centre was closed in 2013 after a former adviser to Georgian President Jeffrey Silverman's statement that new pandemic strains of anthrax, measles, black plague and H1N1 had been produced in the lab near the International airport of Tbilisi. Mr. Silverman is a US Army officer veteran who had been investigating American participation in the bio-weapons production in Kazakhstan, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Afghanistan, Libya and Poland . In his latest interview he told about the bio-weapons depot in Alekseyevka. This storage together with infected personnel was secretly moved to Aramyantz medical centre in Armenia . Silverman was subjected to attacks and stigma initiated by the USA .

After the Lugar lab's activities suspension Pentagon diverted their attention to Ukraine. There are already 11 acting labs built by Pentagon means as part of NATO Biological Weapons Proliferation Prevention Program (BWPP) in Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Uzhgorod, Kiev, Dnipro and other big Ukrainian cities .

Because of a disastrous situation in health care and state involvement into the military conflict, Ukraine has been the most convenient testing ground for biological trials since the coup 2014. Besides, the country didn't join the Biological Weapons Convention after the USSR collapse, but ratified it while being the Ukrainian Soviet Republic in 1975. By the way, whether Ukraine could be considered the Convention member, if it has left behind their communist past and Soviet obligations? Outbreaks of various infections claim the lives of dozens of Ukrainians. Meanwhile the local health workers aren't able to tell the nature of these diseases, for just those very international facilities have been supplied with the proper lab equipment. So they just churn out the same diagnosis. The illness with gastrointestinal distress in symptoms is written as cholera or rotavirus. Respiratory disorders are automatically assumed as flu.

In fact, Americans have found perfect guinea pigs for committing their biological tests without attracting a lot of attention of the world community. Thus 51 Ukrainian citizen and 26 Ukrainian militaries died of swine flu at the occupied territory of Donbas this January . This is pretty standard for the country with a deep crisis of its health care. No one would notice Zika virus importation until the neighbor EU countries or Russia would start raising red flags. Even then it would be impossible to locate the source of contagion.

It occurs that the USA puts in the crossfire its own NATO allies just for conducting its illegal research. What do human lives and the Geneva Conventions mean for such military bureaucrats? They pay with others' deaths to achieve their goal making no age, or religious, or national differences. In July 2010, the Veterans Today published the names of 50 WMD scientists of international renown who had been murdered or died under "less than credible" accidents or "natural" causes. In 2009 the Telegraph published an article about people dying after the swine flu vaccine. At once a British health care official labels the vaccine resistors as extremists .

Everything is subjugated to interests of a militarized alliance working for benefits of a certain superpower.