In his May 4, 2009 column in the Syrian government daily Teshreen, Charles Kamleh explains how "'the swine conspiracy' may be - according to one of the theories accompanying the spread of the disease - the product of one of the American laboratories specializing in developing viruses."
Following is an excerpt from his column: 
"These days, the world is witnessing an unprecedented situation of loss of principles and lack of confidence, within an obscured vision of most of the traditional, accepted foundations of international politics...
"This new situation of the collapse of international foundations and criteria coincided with the most dangerous global economic crisis, and the 'crisis of the swine flu' doubled the influential and decisive implications of that global economic crisis.
"That crisis - known as the 'swine conspiracy,' may be - according to one of the theories that accompany the spread of the disease - the product of one of the American laboratories specializing in developing viruses. According to this same theory, its goal, that is, the goal of the 'swine conspiracy,' is to preoccupy the peoples with this disease at this time, as part of a plan to push the economic crisis to the global level in the minds of members of the media.
"This is, in fact, what has happened, in recent days, within the framework of the question of how capable governments are to bear this situation of horror, as well as the economic losses and medical expenditures [involved]. And this is a simple example, which can indicate what international politics might face in the near future, and the world will quickly discover that the hopes pinned on [U.S. President] Barack Obama's taking power will evaporate within not too long a time, and that his attaining power is not sufficient [to bring] the hoped-for change, and to turn the page on the ideological and religious conflicts and clashes that exploded in the shadow of the two terms of George Bush."
 Teshreen (Syria), May 4, 2009, http://www.tishreen.info/__archives.asp?FileName=651504348200905040535543.