The uses of weapons in the warfare are the tales of bygone days. Now the world is heading towards the biological warfare where infectious agent like virus, bacteria, insects, fungis are used as a weapon to cripple the humans, animals and plants and any form on life on earth.
Does China is using the deadly virus as the biological weapon in its most-ambitious mission to be the superpower, acquiring territory and curbing the US hegemony is still a matter of concern of many International experts.
Now a leaked documents have revealed that the Chinese military scientists were discussing the weaponization of SARS coronaviruses five years before the COVID-19 pandemic. It unveiled that the top Chinese military scientists shared their thoughts on SARS coronaviruses and predicted that the third world war would be fought with biological weapons.
The documents in question were written by Chinese scientists and Chinese public health officials in 2015 and were accessed by the US State Department.
A paper titled ‘The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons’, predicted that the next World War would be fought with biological weapons and labelled SARS coronaviruses as a “new era of genetic weapons” that can be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus, then weaponized and unleashed in a way never seen before”.
Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese ophthalmologist, and virologist alleged that SARS-CoV-2 was made in a Chinese government laboratory, translated the paper into English. She shared it in Twitter: - “that it would be created in a way that is practically indistinguishable from a naturally occurring pathogen and even if scientific, virological, and/or animal evidence were in place (to support the accusation), (one can) deny, prevent, and suppress the accusation of bioweapon usage, rendering international organizations and the justice side helpless and unable to make the conviction."
“Its use is not restricted to military battles but is for non-military settings where it would be "causing terror (in) and gaining political and strategic advantage, regionally or internationally, (over the enemy state).
The COVID-19 pandemic was first reported in China's Wuhan has wreaked havoc around the globe.”
Also to be noted that in 1972 Biological Weapon Convention (BWC) bans the development, production, acquisition, transfer, stockpiling and use of biological weapons and the use of biological agents in armed conflict is a war crime.