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Major Covid/Biowarfare Articles

Based upon excess death totals, the Covid epidemic has probably killed more than 15 million people worldwide, and also greatly disrupted the lives of many billions more. For these reasons, it probably already ranks as the most important global event since World War II, with an impact easily exceeding the collapse of the Soviet Union or the 9/11 Attacks and the Middle Eastern wars they unleashed.

Since April 2020 I have published a long series of articles arguing the the Covid outbreak was due to an American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran), and have been almost unique in publicly taking this extremely controversial position. I have also placed it within the context of the hidden history of America’s longstanding biological warfare programs.

Taken together, the articles total well over 100,000 words and have been viewed nearly 900,000 times, while provoking over 20,000 comments totaling some 3 million words. Aside from being available on this website, the main articles have also been collected into a freely downloadable ebook, available both in EPub⬇ and Mobi/Kindle⬇ formats.

Main Articles in the Series

American Pravda: Our Coronavirus Catastrophe as Biowarfare Blowback?
The Unz Review • April 21, 2020 • 7,400 Words • 55m
American Pravda: Covid-19, Its Impact and Origins After One Year
The Unz Review • March 15, 2021 • 8,700 Words • 1h8m
American Pravda: “The Truth” and “The Whole Truth” About the Origins of Covid-19
The Unz Review • May 10, 2021 • 6,400 Words • 50m
American Pravda: George Orwell’s Virus Lab-Leak
The Unz Review • May 31, 2021 • 5,200 Words • 40m
The Covid BioWeapon: Made in the USA, Aimed at China
The Unz Review • June 15, 2021 • 4,400 Words • Interview by Mike Whitney
American Pravda: Covid Epidemic as Lab-Leak or Biowarfare?
The Unz Review • July 12, 2021 • 13,100 Words • 1h39m
American Pravda: Waging Biological Warfare
The Unz Review • August 9, 2021 • 7,500 Words • 56m
American Pravda: Confronting Covid Crimestop
The Unz Review • December 13, 2021 • 6,400 Words • 28m

Ukraine and Biowarfare Conspiracy Theories
The Unz Review • March 10, 2022 • 1,100 Words
A Thousand Times Greater Than the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
The Unz Review • July 11, 2022 • 2,300 Words
Challenging America’s Lords of Illusion
The Unz Review • August 22, 2022 • 2,700 Words
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs on the Covid Origins Cover-Up
The Unz Review • August 29, 2022 • 1,400 Words
Covid and the Political Bankruptcy of the Alternative Media
The Unz Review • September 12, 2022 • 2,900 Words
American Pravda: Of Pipelines and Plagues
The Unz Review • October 3, 2022 • 3,900 Words • 47m
Jeffrey Sachs as Righteous Rogue Elephant
The Unz Review • October 10, 2022 • 3,500 Words

Summary Analysis

Although the articles make a lengthy and detailed case for my remarkable claims, some of the most striking evidence may easily be summarized in just the following few paragraphs, extracted from these much longer works:

For example, in 2017 Trump brought in Robert Kadlec, who since the 1990s had been one of America’s leading biowarfare advocates. The following year in 2018 a mysterious viral epidemic hit China’s poultry industry and in 2019, another mysterious viral epidemic devastated China’s pork industry…

From the earliest days of the administration, leading Trump officials had regarded China as America’s most formidable geopolitical adversary, and orchestrated a policy of confrontation. Then from January to August 2019, Kadlec’s department ran the “Crimson Contagion” simulation exercise, involving the hypothetical outbreak of a dangerous respiratory viral disease in China, which eventually spreads into the United States, with the participants focusing on the necessary measures to control it in this country. As one of America’s foremost biowarfare experts, Kadlec had emphasized the unique effectiveness of bioweapons as far back as the late 1990s and we must commend him for his considerable prescience in having organized a major viral epidemic exercise in 2019 that was so remarkably similar to what actually began in the real world just a few months later.

With leading Trump officials greatly enamored of biowarfare, fiercely hostile to China, and running large-scale 2019 simulations on the consequences of a mysterious viral outbreak in that country, it seems entirely unreasonable to completely disregard the possibility that such extremely reckless plans may have been privately discussed and eventually implemented, though probably without presidential authorization.

But with the horrific consequences of our own later governmental inaction being obvious, elements within our intelligence agencies have sought to demonstrate that they were not the ones asleep at the switch. Earlier this month, an ABC News story cited four separate government sources to reveal that as far back as late November, a special medical intelligence unit within our Defense Intelligence Agency had produced a report warning that an out-of-control disease epidemic was occurring in the Wuhan area of China, and widely distributed that document throughout the top ranks of our government, warning that steps should be taken to protect US forces based in Asia. After the story aired, a Pentagon spokesman officially denied the existence of that November report, while various other top level government and intelligence officials refused to comment. But a few days later, Israeli television mentioned that in November American intelligence had indeed shared such a report on the Wuhan disease outbreak with its NATO and Israeli allies, thus seeming to independently confirm the complete accuracy of the original ABC News story and its several government sources.

It therefore appears that elements of the Defense Intelligence Agency were aware of the deadly viral outbreak in Wuhan more than a month before any officials in the Chinese government itself. Unless our intelligence agencies have pioneered the technology of precognition, I think this may have happened for the same reason that arsonists have the earliest knowledge of future fires.

According to these multiply-sourced mainstream media accounts, by “the second week of November” our Defense Intelligence Agency was already preparing a secret report warning of a “cataclysmic” disease outbreak taking place in Wuhan. Yet at that point, probably no more than a couple of dozen individuals had been infected in that city of 11 million, with few of those yet having any serious symptoms. The implications are rather obvious. Furthermore:

As the coronavirus gradually began to spread beyond China’s own borders, another development occurred that greatly multiplied my suspicions. Most of these early cases had occurred exactly where one might expect, among the East Asian countries bordering China. But by late February Iran had become the second epicenter of the global outbreak. Even more surprisingly, its political elites had been especially hard-hit, with a full 10% of the entire Iranian parliament soon infected and at least a dozen of its officials and politicians dying of the disease, including some who were quite senior. Indeed, Neocon activists on Twitter began gleefully noting that their hated Iranian enemies were now dropping like flies.

Let us consider the implications of these facts. Across the entire world the only political elites that have yet suffered any significant human losses have been those of Iran, and they died at a very early stage, before significant outbreaks had even occurred almost anywhere else in the world outside China. Thus, we have America assassinating Iran’s top military commander on Jan. 2nd and then just a few weeks later large portions of the Iranian ruling elites became infected by a mysterious and deadly new virus, with many of them soon dying as a consequence. Could any rational individual possibly regard this as a mere coincidence?

The Iranians themselves were well aware of these facts, and their top political and military leaders publicly accused America of an illegal biowarfare attack against their own country and China, with their former president even filing an official protest with the United Nations. But although these explosive charges were widely reported in the Iranian press, they were completely ignored by the American media so that almost no Americans ever became aware of them.

Podcast Interviews

My analysis has also been presented in several video interviews from February 2020, that together have been viewed well over 2 million times. Any other podcasters or journalists interested in interviewing me should email me.

Kevin Barrett, FFWN • February 16, 2022 • 15m

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Geopolitics & Empire • February 1, 2022 • 75m • SoundCloud Audio

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Red Ice TV • February 3, 2022 • 130m

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Kevin Barrett, Truth Jihad • March 22, 2021 • 55m


Kevin Barrett, Truth Jihad • May 16, 2021 • 56m


Kevin Barrett, Truth Jihad • August 17, 2021 • 55m


Kevin Barrett, Truth Jihad • December 17, 2021 • 62m


Kevin Barrett, Truth Jihad • June 13, 2022 • 57m


Jeremy Nell, Jerm Warfare • August 31, 2022 • 51m


Kevin Barrett, Truth Jihad • September 16, 2021 • 28m


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Print Edition

Collected Covid/Biowarfare articles from the American Pravda series, 181pp, $9.99

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