China has not been on their best behavior as of late, and authorities are warning Americans to be on the lookout for the communist regime’s next dastardly scheme.
Tensions between the US and China have been percolating over the course of the Trump presidency on account of the Commander in Chief’s unwillingness to allow Beijing to bully him on trade. The ensuing trade battle that took place between the two superpowers left American farmers high and dry as well, adding insult to injury by adversely affecting some of our nation’s most beloved agriculturists.
Now, in what could be one of the strangest bits of covert combat we’ve seen, officials coast-to-coast are concerned that Chinese ne’er-do-wells could be attempting some bizarre eco-warfare.
Residents in Washington, Utah and Virginia have received small packages of seeds in the mail that appear to be sent from China, officials said.
“Today we received reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order,” the Washington State Department of Agriculture said Friday. “The seeds are sent in packages usually stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.”
It seems unlikely that this is just a random happenstance either, based on the sheer number of incidents.
In Utah, at least 40 people had received mysterious seeds, Fox 13 reported. It is unclear how many people in Virginia and Washington were mailed a package of seeds, but officials said “several.”
China has come under increased scrutiny from US lawmakers as of late, thanks to their unfathomably poor job of communicating the dangers of COVID-19 to the rest of the world.