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US Would Be Maintaining Biolabs In Indonesia

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US Would Be Maintaining Biolabs In Indonesia

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American military laboratories around the world threaten global biosecurity.

Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, geopolitical consultant.

After the Russian reports concerning biolabs in Ukraine, the topic of bioweapons research has gained global notoriety, resulting in great scrutiny. It did not take long to realize that Eastern Europe is not the only region on the planet chosen by the US to operate this type of clandestine activity. Now, evidence points to the existence of biolaboratories in Indonesia, increasing even more the concerns of the entire international society with this threat.

Before biological military research became commonplace in newspapers around the world, Indonesia was already a country that accumulated concerns about this topic. For decades, a laboratory of the NAMRU-2 (Naval Medical Research Unit Two) project operated in Jakarta. This Navy military research program is dedicated to operating biomedical activities in several countries on the Asian continent and worked in Indonesia between 1970 and 2009, when it was finally closed after the country’s government declared the existence of this type of unit as a threat to national sovereignty. The main problem is that there is evidence that, despite the official closure of the laboratory, US activities have not actually ended, with current biological research possibly going on in Indonesia without authorization from the local government.

Last month, the Indonesian newspaper Detik published an article denouncing the alleged continuity of operations, stating that at least since 2016, when US military activities in the region intensified due to Pacific Partnership drills, secret research has been maintained. Documents and photos from such drills allegedly obtained by local investigative journalists were exposed in the article, proving the existence of the research. At the time, aboard the hospital ship USS Mercy, three dogs infected with rabies and twenty-three Indonesian nationals were transferred from West Sumatra and navigated across the coast of Padang without prior authorization from the Indonesian Ministry of Health.

At first, the repercussion of the news was low, but the case gained credibility and visibility after recent statements by Fadila Supari, a renowned Indonesian cardiologist, with award-winning research at the WHO, and former minister of health of the country. According to her, although there are little documentary proofs, there is clear evidence that such activities actually continue to take place in Indonesia. She also believes that the events of the 2016 drills were not an isolated situation, but just an episode among several clandestine actions that would be taking place, even involving cooperation between the US military, international institutes and Indonesian universities.

“I think it’s true, the research activity still exists. I can’t prove it, but from what I’ve read and heard, research activities are still going on in various forms of cooperation with research institutes and universities in Indonesia. I think the government should be aware of this”, she said during an interview this week.

It is necessary to mention how experienced in this topic Dr. Supari is. She was one of those responsible for the investigations into the activities of NAMRU-2, which led to the conclusion that the unit represented risks to Indonesian biosecurity, motivating its closure in 2009 – the year in which Supari retired from the Ministry of Health. She conducted an extensive investigation, including surprise visits to the laboratory facility, which made her an adversary to US officials. Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks website in 2010 published leaked documents in which Supari’s name could be read as the main subject of meetings between US military and diplomats in Jakarta and Washington, as she was obstructing the laboratory’s activities – which were considered to be of maximum strategic interest to the US. Finally, in 2009, Supari formally wrote a letter to the US government in which she withdrew the Indonesian Ministry of Health from the international agreement that allowed the installation of the NAMRU biolaboratory in Jakarta, allowing for its subsequent closure in the same year.

It is interesting to note how she emphasizes she believes that international institutes are also involved in such activities – which is probably a conclusion she draws from concrete investigations and data that have not yet been made public. Previously the NAMRU project was openly funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, which was committed to research related to diseases that affected the Asian continent. Today, with the data revealed by Moscow about Ukrainian biolabs, we know that several renowned institutes and companies are involved in the funding and operation of clandestine research in Eastern Europe – including big names in Big Pharma, such as Pfizer, for example. So, this may also be the case in Asia, as the existence of public (military) and private interests in the existence of these activities is evident.

Certainly, none of this data is new, but the subject was considered “controversial” until then. In 2009, the Indonesian government was heavily criticized for denouncing US activities as serious biological risks. For years, talking about the existence of biological research for military purposes was considered a conspiracy theory. Now, with the Ukrainian case, the matter has come to light and more and more information is revealed. It seems to be just the beginning of a big black box with many secrets yet to be discovered.


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Florian Geyer

The US Bio Labs globally are uniting countries of the world who would suffer from US/UK genocides. This includes all of the nations with populations greater than, say, 500 million.

10 Dead Generals

You are affected already. The more like you, the better for them.

jens holm

I see none of that. The world population grow and grow. So they keep it sown or what.

ABC is only the weapon part. You are in total denial of the good things research do too.

Its like knives. You can use them in kitchens and kill people there too. But its one the first tools we know from before the stoneage.

All kinds of bacterias and virus are used in my world. They even eat oil.

NATO is laughing at you


jens holm

The paranoia continue.

For all I know most things produced are for all kind of medical care. Very mush also is produced in China, India and around there.

If things are true as worst case as You say, they might make You into normal people again.

As usual Moskva is it themself as frontrunners. We all know it from Syria, the many killed by poison and the Bolsjoj theatre too.

And yes Mr & Mrs Stupid. Phitzer and the other big ones of course is there too. We dont live in Your narrominded little world but in the Western Economics making best to the price.

The real problem is in Russia. They cant even make insulin to 30% of its own popultion. So Russia is BIIIIG in lack.

A Danish world company produce more insulin then the Russian. Thats how we do. We produce and distribute. Rusia also in this not even educate people to do it.

That was why Jews were so important in Eastern Europe and in Arabistan. They were the only educated ones. Its about the same today.

Russia and others desperat try to find excuses for why education makes wellfare of any kind. Its also still forgotten we work harder fiding Our skills and very much we are paid pr hour and not after nepotisme and family relations.

Francesco slossel

Ci sarebbe anche un capitolo riguardante la.responsabilita’ del potenziale suicidio collettivo conseguente il sovrasfruttamento delle risorse naturali per alimentare il consumismo…

Edgar Zetar

Jens Holms is a crazy bot he dont think he just follows the script. Welcome to the new humans bots generation if you pleased the Masters you can conserve your live or maybe not?

Francesco slossel

Trovo folle fare esperimenti con patogeni potenzialmente letali in qualsiasi luogo, in casa altrui peggio!


USA goes where it wants, do what it want…don’t like it?


Edgar Zetar

They just conceal the biolabs as a tool to help others while in the secret they do exactly the opossite. When you put yourself in an ethernal War Mode everybody can only be your enemy… also they silently infiltrate your goverments and elites and common people until they own you complitely. One day you will awake and realized that you dont own nothing, they own you complitely and this is called exceptionalism

NATO is laughing at you

You also believe in flat eart right? What a Moron hahahahahahahahahahahahahahagahagahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

no nonsense

Pine Gap, Australia has had Biolabs since the late 1960s


Australia also has 4 more Covid Concentration Camps being built right now. Not the more free of places.

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