World Affairs Brief, February 12, 2016 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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This Week’s Analysis:

Oregon Standoff Ends

New Hampshire Primary Narrows the Field

NK Missile Launch Real but not EMP

Zika Virus Scare full of Contradictions

Iranian Oil Marketed in Euros to Avoid Sanctions

US Globalist Policy in Syria Facing Defeat

DHS Ordered to Scrub Terror Connection Records

Preparedness Tip: Alternative to Health Insurance



The Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family, which also includes the West Nile, Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses—all dangerous types. The Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. However, it is no surprise that the Zika virus is also found in bodily fluids including saliva and urine samples—because that is common to how viruses operate—so, it is not just the mosquito born vector that is of concern.

In a world filled with government labs that genetically alter plants, animals, and diseases, we have to look closely at the sudden outbreak of a virus that seems new and particularly dangerous. For example, the Zika virus has been around for decades and has never been particularly virulent. Is this a new strain that is much worse? What caused it to mutate? Could the birth defects be caused by something else?

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, along with other scientists, denied the correlation between the Zika virus and microcephaly. South African medical authorities seem to back this up, according to Natural News:

A dramatic increase of congenital malformations, especially microcephaly in newborns, was detected and quickly linked to the Zika virus by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. However, they fail to recognize that in the area where most sick persons live, a chemical larvicide producing malformations in mosquitoes has been applied for 18 months, and that this poison (pyroproxyfen) is applied by the State on drinking water used by the affected population.

It looks like the world’s health authorities are using Zika virus mosquitoes as a cover story to conceal the damage caused by toxic chemicals manufactured by powerful globalist corporations.

The larvicide sprayed in Brazil, for example, is called “pyriproxyfen,” and it’s manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a corporation known to be a “strategic partner” of Monsanto. The Argentinian doctors’ report lists Sumitomo as a “subsidiary” of Monsanto. As GM Watch reports, “Pyriproxyfen is a growth inhibitor of mosquito larvae, which alters the development process from larva to pupa to adult, thus generating malformations in developing mosquitoes and killing or disabling them.”

That wouldn’t be the first time governments have been induced to cover for Monsanto’s crimes against nature. Worse, the pregnancy link is being used as an excuse to pressure the Vatican to alter its anti-birth control stance and the staunchly Catholic countries are being encouraged to loosen their anti-abortion laws. The affected countries are telling women not to get pregnant because of the threat of getting the Zika virus—all because of the unproven link claimed with microcephaly.

Another controversy surrounds the discovery that a Rockefeller Foundation lab has the viral patent on Zika, according to Blacklisted News

The virus was first deposited into ATCC [American Type Culture Collection] by Dr. Jordi Casals of the Rockefeller Foundation Virus Laboratory in 1953. Since that time ATCC has made the Zika virus (ATCC® VR-84™) strain MR766 available for research purposes to qualified scientists and laboratories, on a global basis, through a highly vetted process that requires them to demonstrate they have appropriate facilities and safety programs in place (in accordance with Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) guidelines). ATCC is now working to respond to the greatly increased demand for the Zika virus in an effort to support a better understanding of its biology and to foster development of accurate and dependable diagnostic tests.

So that doesn’t necessarily mean that the globalist Rockefeller Foundation is engaging in bioweaponry, but it doesn’t look good either if it is the virus that has developed into something more dangerous.

In addition to ATCC, three stains of the Zika virus are available through BEI Resources, a NIAID Biorepository established to support basic research and develop improved diagnostic tests, vaccines, and therapies. Registration and approval is required by NIAID to obtain these viruses.

Because of the time it takes to develop vaccines against the virus, DNA modifiers have claimed they have developed a genetically modified mosquito that will cause the Zika vector mosquitoes to go extinct within several years. The technology, called a “gene drive,” which uses gene-snipping technology CRISPR to force a genetic change to spread through a population as it reproduces. All of this highlights the dangers of messing with nature’s DNA.