Tuesday, June 2, 2020

FBI Intelligence Report Warned of Chinese ‘Biosecurity Risk’

Several cases of Chinese nationals attempting to bring samples of highly contagious pathogens into the United States prompted an FBI warning of China’s “biosecurity risk” to the U.S. The Chemical and Biological Intelligence Unit of the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) issued the warning in November 2019, just weeks before the world heard of the first reported cases of a dangerous new coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.

The FBI’s Tactical Intelligence Report, cited by Yahoo News, states:

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate assesses foreign scientific researchers who transport undeclared and undocumented biological materials into the United States in their personal carry-on and/or checked luggage almost certainly present a US biosecurity risk. The WMDD makes this assessment with high confidence based on liaison reporting with direct access.

The FBI report cited several cases of Chinese nationals bringing dangerous pathogens into the US, but the most recent example occurred in September 2019. According to Yahoo News, the report described a Chinese National bringing a vial potentially containing a sample of H1N1 “Swine Flu” Influenza into the US at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), deceptively claiming it was something else.

The Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) confiscated the vial but released the Chinese “researcher.” Yahoo News further notes that in late November 2018, a year before the first coronavirus case was identified in Wuhan, CPB agents at Detroit Metro Airport stopped a Chinese biologist with three vials labeled “Antibodies” in his luggage. The biologist claimed a colleague in China had asked him to deliver the vials to a researcher at a U.S. institute.”

However, “Inspection of the writing on the vials and the stated recipient led inspection personnel to believe the materials contained within the vials may be viable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) materials.”

In a third incident at DTW, in May 2018, CPB agents confiscated a centrifuge tube with unknown fluids carried by a Chinese national claiming to be a cancer researcher. The Chinese “researcher” could not produce documentation to support their claim that the tube contained “non-infectious E. Coli bacteria-derived plasmids.”

The FBI concluded that these three incidents were part of an alarming pattern, prompting the Bureau to issue their intelligence report. While the FBI report doesn’t elaborate on what the specific risk might be, Yahoo News cites Raina MacIntyre, a professor of global biosecurity at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. She said the FBI appears to be concerned with “dual-use” research that would be used for bioterrorism.

The FBI report refers to both “biosecurity,” which typically refers to the intentional misuse of pathogens, such as for bioterrorism, and “biosafety,” which generally refers to accidental release. Both risks present a threat.

As Yahoo News reports, “the FBI’s focus on China’s biosecurity appears to be part of long-standing suspicion in the U.S. government about China’s involvement in the biological sciences. Several recent high-profile Justice Department cases involving the export of sensitive technology have involved Chinese scientists, or persons with alleged ties to the Chinese government.”

This January, the Justice Department announced charges against Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard’s department of chemistry and chemical biology, for concealing ties to the Chinese government. In the announcement, FBI special agent Joseph R. Bonavolonta, head of the Boston field office expressed the concern of wider danger of U.S. academics secretly working for the Chinese government when he stated, “…unfortunately, it’s not an isolated incident.”

All this data reminds us that the Chinese “biosecurity” risk to the U.S. is a real and present danger.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is conducting a full-court press to deflect attention from its role in, or culpability for, the current Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and any links to their Level 4 Bio-Safety Lab (BSL-4) in Wuhan. Neither the U.S. government nor the press should give them a pass.

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Paul Crespo
Paul Crespo
Paul Crespo is a defense and national security expert. He served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. He holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. Paul is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and a Contributor to American Defense News.

62 COMMENTS

  1. Its U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) not Customs and Border Patrol (CPB). Theres no such agency and they are officers not agents.

    • Time long overdue ! Get rid of all the disgusting subhuman ‘chinks’ bringing in their filth and disease to the USA. Enough is enough! Really, if this isn’t a wake up call just what the hell constitutes a ‘wake up call’. And to all the tech companies especially in California’s silicon valley, no more chinese ‘consultants’ ( all are spies, get smart) and this also applies to colleges with chinese ‘exchange students’ who are for the most part are all communists and will return to china. And to those companies still outsourcing jobs and production to these disgusting anti American communists, you’ve been warned, the American people want American made products, not the chinese made crap we’ve had to accept for years. Wake up America, china is not our friend, never was our friend and never will be a friend of the USA and world freedom. What more evidence do you sleeping dolts need?

    • AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2020, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT
      “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

  2. Once again, just as with school shootings and terrorist acts, the FBI had information without acting upon it. They need to be dissolved and replaced with pro-Americans.

    • Couldn’t agree more. They have me come a self – containrd “government within the government, Composing mainly of smog career Asians who have come to believe that they are not responsible to anyone and can follow their own rules.

    • People also have to know that these are but 3 times info was released on their discovery. Rest assured, there have to be others that didn’t get out to the public. I guess that shows the need for us to be diligent when it comes to our own safety. It seems someone should’ve been prosecuted, not released with no consequence, and then handed the opportunity to do it again.

  3. The FBI probably wrote the report and then buried it, planning on releasing it at a time to hurt President Trump. They have spent the last 3-1/2 years attacking the President and covering up their attempts to do so. The FBI and DOJ both need to be purged of their corrupt leadership and of any agents who knew what was going on but didn’t do anything about it.

  4. I want to know who received the FBI report? Those people who received the report should have alerted ALL departments, including the Presidential administration, of the FBI report.
    So WHO DID RECEIVE THE REPORT?

    • Agreed Jackie. Who knew what when and who was informed within the US government? If people were notified but failed to act appropriately, they need to be tried in a court of law.

  5. The FBI was warned about the world trade center being destroyed and it still occurred. The FBI is too bust fabricating FISA warrants

  6. The CCP is already conducting biological warfare against the US and have been for quite some time. Every couple of years a new and more deadly virus comes out of China. Demand the government do something. If we stop ALL trade and contact with China they would collapse in a year or two. They cant survive without our money paying for their shoddy junk.

    • EXACTLY!!! We must first bring back ALL pharmaceuticals manufacturing to the USA. Then we must bring back computer chip manufacturing.

      Once we bring these two markets back to the USA, we must then eliminate manufacturing in China by strategically bringing it back to the USA or into an ally nation (e.g. Poland or England).

      • AND JUST WHAT DO YOU THINK THE LIKES OF BLOOMY WILL DO WITH ALL HIS MONEY BEING SPENT THERE? ok, FORGOT ADD BIDEN AND HIS FAMILY. THERE ARE MORE BUT CAN’T THINK OF THEM OFF HAND! THEY NEED US MORE THAN WE NEED THEM!

      • Detroit Dom: YYYYYYESSSSSSSS!!! They can, and maybe already have, toxified our prescriptions. Does anybody wonder why we have so much cancer???? Could they have done that????

    • My first comment was after Trump election in 2016 that “ Don’t buy anything from China”. That will change everything and will be a blessing for the chinese and the asian people to buy all what China producing, ab in this haemisphare we will sell ameri can products, also let the Europeans take care of Europa. I’m for integration ofeconomies but first do it in continental bases.

  7. It sounds like the three letter agencies aren’t talking to each other again: CIA, DHS, FBI. We probably should add DOD, who have a vested interest in the intelligence. The American people trust these folks to keep them safe. Any suspicious material, especially in the hands of a foreign national, should be investigated. At least, the material should be kept for analysis in a Level 4 facility. The individual should be detained until the material is identified by proper authorities. We are at war with other nations who wish us harm. We should also keep in mind: “If you see something, say something!” We are all in this together.

  8. Uh, so this could have been bio-warfare aimed at the US? Just in time for the election, wonder if Adam Schiff knew about…

  9. We should cancel our entire debt to China as retaliation for their deliberate lying about the virus. I believe it’s originated in the bio lab and intended to spread it to the world, especially the USA, strictly for political reasons. If cancelling the debt doesn’t cover all our losers they should be obligated to pay for the remaining loses.

    • WHY SO MANY SCIENTISTS REJECT WHAT IS OBVIOUS HOW CORONAVIRUS WAS ORIGINATED IN THE FIRST PLACE? THE PROXIMITY OF THE LAB TO THAT BIRD MARKET? DOES NOT THAT RAISE THE QUESTIONS OF UNEXPLAINED COINCIDENCE?

  10. I expect this from the perfidiously inscrutable Chinese, but what was the FBI doing with this information? And why would these Chinese nationals be released into the United States unless of course very influential people got involved. And who were they?

    Boy, this is not your father’s FBI.

  11. the heads of ALL THE LETTER AGENCIES, need to be rounded up and jailed for complicity to defraud the American voters. the guilty ones should be in gitmo for the rest of their life.

  12. The Chinese people suffering under Communism are not part of the Communist scheme. The leaders who coerce others to participate or those who willingly participate in these terrorist plots need to feel the full brunt of US discipline. We may need to rethink allowing Chinese to freely travel here ever again for any reason, and we may need to rethink the structure of the FBI.

  13. Did you hear this gretchen Whitmer gov of michigan!!! Knock knock are you home? I notice on tv you’re still getting your hair and make up done. Blaming the feds for your ineptness. You elitist hypocrit!

    • She was also caught like a deer in headlights when asked why the State of Michigan was still allowing Lottery Tickets to be sold since this is not considered “necessary”.

      • But you don’t understand.
        From the perspective of the Bureaucratic Mind [something you need an electron microscope to actually see] the Lottery Tickets are of supreme importance, especially when the revenues from other sources are drying up.

  14. I find it interesting that many, if not all the states who are currently a hot spot or nearing a hot spot for COVID-19 are run by Democratic Governors.
    NY, NJ, CA, LA, CO, WA, MI. Is it a coincidence ?

    • You can add the Union Controlled [another name for MAFIA] stronghold of Las Vegas to that list.
      The Nevada Governor is a Demoncrat [est. 2012] and is beholden to the Unions for his election, over the strong objections of most of the rest of the state.
      To add insult to the already perpetrated injury, he’s been caught hoarding Hydrochloraquine “for the prisoners” after having issued an [illegal in my laymans opinion] order that it isn’t to be used to treat Covid-19.
      It should be noted in passing that in Northern Nevada, people are recovering from the virus and there have been very few reported deaths. Meanwhile in the Las Vegas area, where there are more cases of Covid-19 than the entire rest of the state, there are no reported recoveries.
      Veritas Vincit

    • The mayor of New York City should be held liable for the many deaths in his city. He ridiculed President Trump and said that he was overreacting and was panicking over the corona virus. He then told New Yorkers to ignore what President Trump was saying and told them to go to crowded theaters,subways, concerts, stores, malls and even attend a parade ! This is why things are so bad in NYC. A moronic Democratic mayor playing politics trying to make President Trump look bad has made his city the worst place on the planet for this virus.

  15. We need to get rid of the FBI, ?Soros, Pelosi Schiff and Schumer, the are the ruin of this country, let’s not forget about the Clintons!!!!?

    • If we remove all of the “executive” level of the FBI and replace that bureaucracy with field office managers we will be accomplishing 75% of what needs to be done.
      The other 25% can be achieved by taking everybody else except for the “lab rats” working in DC and moving them out to the remotest field offices possible and rotating the field agents into DC.

  16. Never seen so much Obama holdover destruction in all my years. Lesson learned.. Ttump should have fired all Obama holdovers. None of them are there to help the people.only to destroy President Trump. They all should be hanged for treason

  17. A worse mistake would be putting any trust or confidence in anything the corrupt FBI says. The FBI is more certain to deliberately mislead and damage the president than to protect America and Americans.

    The FBI should be abolished, with thoroughly vetted and approved agents being laterally transferred to another agency.

  18. It is now our responsibility to change things in November. Vote Republicans in the house, Senate and presidency. If we don’t, we deserve another 4 years like these last 3 years we have gone through. It is up to us!

  19. Not sure I believe this FBI report from Nov 2019 about biosecurity risk re: China. Could this be brought up now to save face by FBI. Couldn’t it have been verbally transmitted to WH. Whybring it out to public other than to try to make Trump look bad. Another Dem and George Soros plot? Was this report just prepared and did WH actually get to see it to know about it? Plus blame Dems if this is true because theyhad WH wrapped up in impeachment procedure.
    DECEPTION FROM WORD GO – COULD THIS REPORT BEEN MANUFACTRED TO DESTROY TRUMP’S GOOD HANDLING OF VIRUS? HOW WAS THE US TO STOP A SINISTER PLOT TO SPREAD THIS VIRUS ANYWAY?_

  20. The FBI has created their own dilemma. Which reports of theirs are to be considered factual and true -vs- those that are purely political? AND was the date of this report true and accurate?

    Based on historical evidence – I call BS.

  21. What about the spreading of the virus by chem-trailing? No one seems to bring up this possibility? Trump said he was going to end the chemtrails before being elected. Instead they are being put up in sneakier ways. Trojan Horse?

  22. All this began with the 60s and the ‘red diaper’ babies, and the Nixon ‘favored nation’ status of China. Nixon somehow, refused to go even further, and stepped on the wrong toes, and he was kicked out. It worked then, and now the same people (Hilary for one) are determined to oust Pres. Trump.

  23. Why in God’s name would U.S. Security release any Chinese “researcher” who is trying to smuggle highly dangerous BioVirus’s into our country that could, and have already, killed thousands of Americans!!! Someone in our justice department has to be given a one way ticket to Wuhan!

  24. In 1987 I was in China on a trip for my company and we were looking for a Chinese partner to service our products there.They were showing us around when I noticed a microwave spectrum analyzer. It looked exactly like a Polarad analyzer made in the US, even on the inside. The only difference was the engraved writings on the front panel were in Chinese instead of English. I mentioned to them it was a copy of the Polarad and they admitted it. They are very good at copying.

  25. Bella Pelosi, better known as Dracula. Sneaked in a 1 billion Dollar funding for Plan Parenthood (The abortion factory) and other things that have nothing to do with the Coronavirus bill. Evil and Devious indeed! Never let a crisis go to waste is one of the Demoncrat 10 Satanic Commandments.

    Wuhan Virus Bioweapon AKA: China Virus, Coronavirus weaponized by China and their treasonous Godless demoncratic Commie party and cohorts Soros the MSM fake media, academia, Hollywood, Millennials.RINOs..to crash the greatest US economy ever! And to take down the greatest president ever, President Trump!! Keep up the great work President Trump! 2020 and beyond! From the Patriots of a Commie free America!

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