Ryanair said Belarusian flight controllers told the crew there was a bomb threat against the plane as it was crossing through Belarus airspace on Sunday and ordered it to land. A Belarusian MiG-29 fighter jet was scrambled to escort the plane in a brazen show of force by President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled the country with an iron fist for over a quarter-century.
(Note that there were two passengers who also disappeared and were likely FSB/SVR assets as well.)
The RaTG13? Heh, nervous about getting involved… China fear
British and other Five Eyes agencies do believe that Beijing has not necessarily been open about how coronavirus initially spread in Wuhan at the turn of the year. But they are nervous about getting involved in an escalating international situation.
Honestly, I have to wonder what ASIO has to say over FVEYE’s
Story has more red flags than china on a national day parade
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7346715/ ←- NIH on divergence being overstated between RaTG13 and SARS-CoV-2
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/14/state-department-cables-warned-safety-issues-wuhan-lab-studying-bat-coronaviruses/ ←- Wuhan lab cited for lax security protocols
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/14/state-department-cables-warned-safety-issues-wuhan-lab-studying-bat-coronaviruses/ ←- Leaked cables showing lax security protocols
The lab itself says it is distressed by talk of leaks. Scientific American re-edited an interview with the virologist Shi Zhengli last week to address “the tenuous suggestion” of the lab theory, and noted the “genetic sequence” of Sars-CoV-2, the scholarly term for coronavirus, “does not match any her lab had previously studied”. ←- I checked and the variation of RaTG13 and SARS-CoV-2 is not that large, and that means likely only some genetic drift
Conclusion: Our results demonstrate that the divergence between SARS-CoV-2 and RaTG13 has been overestimated.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK285579/ ←-NIH on GoF research
https://twitter.com/ninaburleigh/status/1396809466016841734 ←- Nina just did a book on the pandemic and citations are not new