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This is for COVID-19 Discussions without any censorship! Conspiracy facts/theories and conjectures, rumors, speculations, wild hunches, are all okay! No posts will ever be removed/silenced unless it is advertising spam, bots, or posting of bona fide unlawful materials etc…
Since that place is now under cone of silence (or even me alone) I got to send this here from my WhatsApp feed
For all it is worth. I obviously will not have the resources to check out this especially as United States of Murica got so many men in black, or in white, to close the lid
CONFIRMED - FORT DETRICK, THE UNITED STATES BIOLOGICAL WARFARE LAB IS WHERE CORONAVIRUS ORIGINATED
FORCED TO SHUT DOWN WHEN VIRUSES LEAKED AUGUST 2019
US SOLDIERS WERE INFECTED
300 HUNDRED CAME TO WUHAN ON PRETENSE OF TAKING PART IN THE WORLD MILITARY COMPETITION - WON NOT ONE MEDAL
SPREAD OUT IN WUHAN WITH SOME VISITING THE WET MARKETS
US CONSULATE IN WUHAN FULLY EVACUATED WITH BIOWEAPON DRUMS LEFT IN GROUNDS
WEEKS LATER FIRST VICTIM OF CORONAVIRUS APPEARED IN WUHAN
US FOUND TO HAVE 5 STRAINS, WUHAN HAS ONE
PROVING THE UNITED STATES IS THE ORIGIN OF THE CORONAVIRUS
PS - FURTHER PROOF IN POST FOLLOWING IN COMMENT BELOW
“As posted by June Lee:
August 6, 2019, the US’s main biological warfare lab at Fort Detrick was issued a “ceast and desist” order because of violation of safety standards and protocol, and leaks.
August - September 2019, “statewide outbreak” of a mysterious respiratory emerged in the US, causing severe respiratory diseases in a few hundred people. This was blamed on vaping although people had been vaping for more than a decade without such outbreaks. Officials were unable to find any relation to a specific vaping device and addictive.
August 2019 - Jan 2020, the US CDC reported that the US is gearing up for one of the worst flu seasons ever, with 12000 deaths. On 12 March 2020, the CDC director admitted that some COVID-19 deaths were misdiagnosed as the flu because COVID-19 were found when they did posthumous tests.
October 18 - 27, 2019, the 2019 Military World Games was held in Wuhan. The US sent a contingent of 350 athletes. They did not win any medals. The athletes toured Wuhan.
November 2019, the Chinese press reported that five athletes who had suffered from infectious disease had been discharged from hospital.
November 2019, Wuhan locals were detected with COVID-19, with a spike of such terms in local social media. This coincided with the post-incubation period after the Military World Games.
December 1, 2019, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was detected in Wuhan. Subsequently more than 80000 people will be infected. Of the first 41 cases, 34% were not related to the wildlife market.
Daniel Lucey, an infectious disease specialist at Georgetown University, claimed that because there is an incubation time between infection and symptoms surfacing, and the presence of infected people with no links to wildlife market, the virus could not have originated from the wildlife market. Kristian Andersen, an evolutionary biologist at the Scripps Research Institute, agreed with the assessment.
Genotype assay of COVID-19 revealed 5 variants/strains (group ABCDE) of the virus. Most regions in the world have 1-2 COVID-19 variants including Hubei (mainly group C), and UK (Group . US is the only country with all 5 variants (Group ABCDE). In Virology 101, the region with the most variants is the origin of the disease.
25 Jan, 2020, Japanese couple went for a 10 days vacation in Hawaii. On the second week they fell ill. On return to Japan they were tested and confirmed to have COVID-19.
Italy lab confirmed that the strain of COVID-19 is different from the one circulating in China, and that the circulation of the virus is not so recent, and had been spreading undetected for weeks.
China’s coronavirus expert Dr Zhong Nanshan, the discoverer of SARS, said that although COVID-19 was detected in China, it doesn’t necessary mean that it originated from China.
As of March 12, 2020, the US had only tested 10000 people, and COVID-19 was confirmed in 1600 of them. As a comparison South Korea tests 10000 people a day, but the disease rate trajectory is the same as the US. This suggests that there is a great number of infected people in the US, just that they were not tested.
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Most people are missing the truly “big picture” here… supremely ironic the “Army Brat” moderator hammered down on “No East vs West” dicussions when in fact it is all about East vs West at the highest level… It is about which system and which platform will win out in terms of adoption and dominance in the future.
At the very highest level, the goal/intent of the US doing this covert COVID biowar is to instigate and cause a sort of universal “De-globalization”… Globalization was “good” when it was the USA at the helm and back in the Nixon days they opened up to China with the mindset of using China to complement American hegemony… Now, America views (correctly) that China has been a threat to its very own exisential survival, because the non-negotiable American way of life /lifestyle standards will be dead the moment they cannot keep the petrodollar hegemony together. Basically, now that China and the East are winning this game, all of a sudden “Globalization” has become “bad”, and America is set out to destroy/reverse globalization (since they’ve realized its a game in which they can no longer win, at least not by playing fairly etc) by executing a sort of Scorched earth policy of “if we cannot be number one, no one else can neither!” and using the covid biovirus to strike hard into the heart of China (Wuhan), Iran and Italy… it was a strategic and surgically precise strike, timed right at the apex of the US trade war against China, at the peak of the greatest human migration on earth (Lunar New Year) and in the center of China’s central transportation hub, Belt and Road, etc (Wuhan) and convinently applying the dual prong plausible denialability of Wuhan hosting a BSL4 facility (the standard Western MO of blaming the victim for their own crimes) and of achieving the purpose of crashing China’s economy, slowing China down, curbing Chinese rise and influence all with immpunity, without having to deploy the open hostilities of a kinetic war and instead hiding behind the sneaky underhanded covert acts of biowar so that America is afforded the cloak of plausible denialability and given the flexible position of equivocation… Any actual blowback in terms of the COVID19 impacting America right now was considered an acceptable collaterial damage, American deaths due to COVID19 are labeled as casualties of war, no different than when the US knowingly allowed Japan to strike Pearl Harbor in order to get the excuse to enter WWII, and the false flag operations on 911/WTC7 that murders thousands of Americans, all considered again as mere casualties of war and acceptable loses. After all, as the declining power, America will do whatever it takes to hold on to that power, and in order to defeat the “Central Threat of Our Times” the US has decided long ago that the only rules it plays by are that of the physical constraints of the laws of physics itself… If they can destablize Iran by assassinating their general they do it. If they can slow China down by a decade by releasing COVID19 into Wuhan, they do that as well…
After a failed Trade War, failed Tariff War, failed tech war (Huawei/5G), a covert biowar was the last remaining biggest move that America had left in its “no weapon left behind” arsenal. The Yanks expected Xi/CCP to kowtow much like the Japs did during the Plaza Accords and was shocked to see China standing up to them. They realized remaining status quo would mean the US would lose its top spot to China soon, so if they must take action then it benefits them to confront China on an accelerated timeline since time is/was on China’s side and America was losing the initiative the longer they waited…
Biowar was the last remaining low hanging fruit to try, and if it didn’t work to reverse the tide and decouple China from the world trade then America would have no choice than to be finally forced to do the more expensive thing which is physically confronting China be it war in the South China Sea, or an EMP bomb to destroy China’s infrastructure, or maybe even something as daring as a strategic first strike (nuclear) in attempts to decapitate the CCP in one blow and resort to Nuclear holocast/genocide to restore its hegemony and maintain its position of full spectrum dominance for the next American Century.
Does US have any intelligence left?
US is very fucking sneaky…
Trump/Pompeo labeling of Chinese Virus / Wuhan Virus may have more sinister undertones
At first glance it seems childish for the American Secretary of State to insist that the G7 officially label this as the “Wuhan Virus” and for the US President to intentionally call COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” but upon deep reflection I believe there is something far more strategically sinister here…
There are already talks in the US senate about passing a bill that would force China to pay for the American economic losses due to COVID…
So here is my take on why US may have wanted to shape the narrative that this virus not only originated from Wuhan but in addition that there was on top of that a willful coverup by the Chinese government. It also squares with Tom Cotton spinning conspiracy theories from the very beginning and Trump and Pompeo insistence at the G7 that the world adopt the “Wuhan virus” labeling…
It is an attempt to assign “blame” of this outbreak to China, ideally with China accepting the fault/blame but at least getting enough worldwide nations to agree with the consensus that this was entirely or predominant the ‘fault’ of the Chinese.
So if it was just that the virus originated in China then the level of blame would be limited, but if it could be shown, or if the narrative could be spun and the consensus could be reached, that on top of the virus originating in China the Chinese government also did some sort of coverup after finding out about this new virus etc then that makes it categorically different and paves the way for potentially assigning of “blame”/“guilt” and thus allowing the extraction of penalties, making China pay for it, reparations, and things of that nature.
This is why there was so much push about the whole “China lied, people died” and the “Chinese doctor whistleblower coverup allowed the virus to get out of control” narratives. Given what we now know about COVID, even if the doctor’s message was amplified by the CCP it was likely already too late at that point, the virus was already out, they might have slowed it down in Wuhan, but it would have went international anyway, so functionally wouldn’t in the end have made a difference and we would still end up where were are today, just the timeline may be pushed out by some weeks at the most.
But back to the whole T-Bill thing and how this is all interrelated… T-Bill is backed by nothing but trust of the US government. It is like a social network, or social contract, that just like any other fiat currency it goes by the “network effect” and is largely a consensus based “web of trust” sort of thing… essentially it has value if enough parties believe it has value…
So ordinarily without an event like COVID if USA just up and says hey China we are freezing your T-Bills then yes the value and trust of the US government printing machine would shatter. But, in an extraordinary circumstance like this pandemic, if the US can manage to shape enough public and national opinions worldwide to get a large consensus that China is somehow to “blame” for this outbreak and that China should “pay”, and if most of the important players in the world actually got on board with such a consensus, then the US may actually get away with something like this with impunity, in that it could invalidate what it owes to China and there would not in fact be any negative impact to its dollar status…
Hence why I believe they made it such a point of contention to get the G7 to officially recognize this as the “Wuhan virus”, to cement that step towards attribution, fault finding, and being able to apply such international consensus to pave the way for exactly what they are now discussing in the US senate to force China to pay by wiping out the debt US owed to China.
A more pessimistic person might even take the view that COVID-19 might have been a covert bioweapon engineered by the CIA for multi-prong purposes, including in this context to serve as a pretext for US invalidating debt it owes to China with impunity and to allow its Federal Reserve to go to zero interest rate plus infinite unbounded quantitative easing just in time to buy up vast quantities of China now that pursuant to the Phase One Trade War deal agreement China is set to open up fully its financial markets to the West starting tomorrow April 1st 2020… and because of the petrodollar hegemony and the default reserve currency that the USdollar/USA enjoys, it essentially is able to print its way out of this COVID19 mess whilst all the other nations in the world have to bear the burden of this invisible insidious and hidden American taxation without representation, in essence allowing America to cause the decoupling of China and forcing via biowar the rest of the world to divest their global supply chains out of China and all the whilst making the rest of the world pay for the disruption and letting America come out of this with a stronger more consolidating hegemonic position than ever before…
Pepe Escobar is predicting that after the biowar, the US will attack China with a cyberwar next…
Truth of US nuclear submarine must float up
Unverified news about the US ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) being hit by the novel coronavirus is circulating online, which has made people worried, especially after the virus outbreak in the US nuclear aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt that killed at least one crewmember.
Despite the wide spread speculation, the US military has yet to make any announcement and no media reports about what may have happened in the submarine can be found.
Was there infection of COVID-19 onboard the “big black fish”? If so, are US authorities trying to cover it up?
“People need the truth,” a Twitter user named Thomas Wade wrote on social media. “Why can’t I find any English information about USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) recently? Are there something dangerous or they had confirmed cases of COVID-19?”
US officials have claimed that sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt picked up the virus at a port call in Da Nang early last March. However, this may not be the case. The fact is that during the time the Roosevelt was in port, there were only 16 reported cases of COVID-19 in Vietnam, all well to the north of the capital of Hanoi, which is far away from Da Nang.
As for the USS Tennessee, if the ship has COVID-19 and had to return immediately to bay, then a question remains, that is, what is the source of the infection?
Public information about the USS Tennessee show that its crew returned to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, following a strategic deterrence patrol on January 11, 2020.
Another public appearance happened on March 6, 2020, when the submarine changed its command. In other words, the submarine was onshore on the date when the community transmission of the virus in the US had begun. It also means that infection in the submarine is likely. What is unusual is that there is barely any other recent information about the submarine, either on search engines or on social media.
Is there a black hand blocking the information flow?
A Twitter user pointed out that no information about coronavirus on the USS Tennessee could be found on Google anymore. “All deleted. If there is a country who has the capacity and motif to do it, US is the No. 1 suspect,” the user noted.
Is it fake news? Or did Google delete all the information? It remains unproven.
The Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine is a strategic arm of the US military. It carries “low-yield” nuclear warheads, a small and new nuclear weapon. It is normal that there is classified information due to security concerns. However,the issue of COVID-19 is a humanitarian one. Transparency and the timely release of data are crucial for infectious disease response.
In replying to people’s concerns about the USS Tennessee, the US military has a responsibility to give an explanation.
The truth needs to float up. This is a test for the touted American freedom of speech and transparency.
"US officials have claimed that sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt
picked up the virus at a port call in Da Nang early last March."
That’s a lie because the TR carrier set sail from San Diego on 17 Jan. But on the next day some sailors were coughing and had high fever, showing that they caught the Covid-19 virus in America. Later about 500 sailors were sick.
Therefore, the US sailors passed the Covid-19 disease to the Vietnamese in Da nang, just like the infected US soldiers at the World Military Games in Wuhan in late October passed Covid-19 to China.
It looks like USM mild “A” strains Herd Immunity program launched last year may not work as expected, to vaccines against more lethal “mutated” strain “B” released on China and “C” on Asia & EU. Only US West coast & Oz has “A” strains exclusively.
Its either USNato is haunted by their failed Herd immunity program to make sudden U-turn policy since Mar20, or they are up to something real big game for a cold WWIII.
USNato are competing to jack up of deaths figures for justifying demand China Opium War 2.0 reparations at $20T. Both US & India are sueing China based on their smearing websites info like Greatgameindia.
These are all prelude to a global China assets seizure to force decoupling of China from World. US & Jp gov are offering 100% compensation to urge their companies pull out immediately is an alarming smoking gun.
I certainly share your thoughts here. The broke, cold and hungry “cowboy” US, as one would expect from their small character, thinks it is perfectly justified to rob and steal to survive. They think the Chinese are easy prey. Beijing best prepare for an effective counter response to put these arshols on notice.
If it comes to a war, please train your soldiers not to be like women. Like bl**dy idiots. These Americans are egoistic butchers where it comes to fighting. Be hard, be merciless. No half measures. You are dealing with an enemy who have been brainwashed to despise you. So, don’t try to be an idiotic nice guy. Annhilate them without compunction.
If anything, it is the Americans who owes the Chinese trillions for their drug pushing in China.
US torpedoed the entire global economy to stop China’s rise
This is very interesting news that Israel is now saying that US intelligence warned them in November about a potentially catastrophic pandemic in Wuhan, China, and apparently other US allies were also warned in November.
This confirms what ABC News reported earlier this week and, of course, the Trump administration denied it. You’re not supposed to believe anything until it’s been denied maybe twice or three times. So we’ll have to wait for a couple more denials before we can be sure that this is true.
But assuming it is—and we’ve got these different sources now telling us that this is true—this is quite mind-blowing, because China did not become aware of this problem until December 31st. So if US intelligence knew that there was a potentially catastrophic pandemic developing in Wuhan, China, in November, it means US intelligence knows what’s happening in Wuhan, China, better than the Chinese do. And the only reason that that would be the case would be if the US had planted the virus there.
Now that sounds like an outrageous hypothesis, but it’s really not if we understand how geopolitics operates, how covert operations take place. And if we understand the complete lack of normal morality and ethics among people who are in charge of foreign policies we understand why it is far more probable than not that US intelligence was indeed behind this, although given that the Israelis are pointing their fingers at the Americans, maybe the Israelis were involved too and want to offload some of the blame—who knows. Certainly the attack on Iran would implicate the Israelis.
In any case, the US desperately needs to stop the rise of China to number one world power status. To do that it has to slow down Chinese economic growth considerably, which has been in double-digits for almost 40 years.
The only way to do that would be to torpedo the entire global economy and find a way to try to break the global supply chains so that the economy would become less globalized and individual countries would be looking elsewhere rather than to China for their goods, to get infrastructure through such projects as Belt and Road and so on.
If history continues on the trajectory that it was on before the coronavirus, the Chinese are going to rule the world within a decade or two. There’s no question about that. And that is absolutely unacceptable to the American decision-makers. They had to find some way to bust up the globalized economy and in particular to try to strike at China. This appears to be what they’ve done.
Now, they’re saying that they’re going to steal China’s investments in US treasuries to the tune of trillions and trillions of dollars as supposed compensation for the virus.
So the US propaganda push among the extreme anti-China crowd here in the United States is to blame China. The push is to use this as an excuse to destroy China’s economic leverage by stealing Chinese investments in US treasuries and to attempt to de-globalize the world.
All of this points straight at the usual suspects. The same people who did 9/11 in order to launch their war on Islamic civilization as the beginning of the clash of civilizations, now realize that the civilization that is the most threatening to their continued hegemony in the world is Chinese civilization.
This is the first strike of World War III as the US is preemptively striking China not so much with the virus itself but with the massive publicity and the historical effect that will happen due to this virus, as they can smear China, as they can try to convince other countries to stop trading so much with China, and as they attempt to de-globalize the world economy so that they can freeze the world the way it is, where the US still has the vast preponderance of military power.
American Pravda: Our Coronavirus Catastrophe as Biowarfare Blowback?
Consider, for example, the Tiananmen Square Massacre, which every June 6th still evokes an annual wave of harsh condemnations in the news and opinion pages of our leading national newspapers. I had never originally doubted those facts, but a year or two ago I happened to come across a short article by journalist Jay Matthews entitled “The Myth of Tiananmen” that completely upended that apparent reality.
According to Matthews the infamous massacre had likely never happened, but was merely a media artifact produced by confused Western reporters and dishonest propaganda, a mistaken belief that had quickly become embedded in our standard media storyline, endlessly repeated by so many ignorant journalists that they all eventually believed it to be true. Instead, as near as could be determined, the protesting students had all left Tiananmen Square peacefully, just as the Chinese government had always maintained. Indeed, leading newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post had occasionally acknowledged these facts over the years, but usually buried those scanty admissions so deep in their stories that few ever noticed. Meanwhile, the bulk of the mainstream media had fallen for an apparent hoax.
Even more remarkable were the discoveries I made regarding our supposedly accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in 1999. Not long after launching this website, I added former Asia Times contributor Peter Lee as a columnist, incorporating his China Matters blogsite archives that stretched back for a decade. He soon published a 7,000 word article on the Belgrade Embassy bombing, representing a compilation of material already contained in a half-dozen previous pieces he’d written on that subject from 2007 onward. To my considerable surprise, he provided a great deal of persuasive evidence that the American attack on the Chinese embassy had indeed been deliberate, just as China had always claimed.
According to Lee, Beijing had allowed its embassy to be used as a site for secure radio transmission facilities by the Serbian military, whose own communications network was a primary target of NATO airstrikes. Meanwhile, Serbian air defenses had shot down an advanced American F-117A fighter, whose top-secret stealth technology was a crucial U.S. military secret. Portions of that enormously valuable wreckage were carefully gathered by the grateful Serbs, who delivered it to the Chinese for temporary storage at their embassy prior to transport back home. This vital technological acquisition later allowed China to deploy its own J20 stealth fighter in early 2011, many years sooner than American military analysts had believed possible.
Based upon this analysis, Lee argued that the Chinese embassy was attacked in order to destroy the Serbian retransmission facilities located there, while punishing the Chinese for allowing such use. There were also widespread rumors in China that another motive had been an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the stealth debris stored within. Later Congressional testimony revealed that the among all the hundreds of NATO airstrikes, the attack on the Chinese embassy was the only one directly ordered by the CIA, a highly-suspicious detail.
Back in January, few Americans were paying much attention to the early reports of an unusual disease outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which was hardly a household name. Instead, overwhelming political attention was focused on the battle over Trump’s impeachment and the aftermath of our dangerous military confrontation with Iran. But towards the end of that month, I discovered that the fringes of the Internet were awash with claims that the disease was caused by a Chinese bioweapon accidentally released from that same Wuhan laboratory, with former Trump advisor Steve Bannon and ZeroHedge, a popular right-wing conspiracy-website, playing leading roles in advancing the theory. Indeed, the stories became so widespread in those ideological circles that Sen. Tom Cotton, a leading Republican Neocon, began promoting them on Twitter and FoxNews, thereby provoking an article in the NYT on those “fringe conspiracy theories.”
I suspect that it may be more than purely coincidental that the biowarfare theories which erupted in such concerted fashion on small political websites and Social Media accounts back in January so closely match those now publicly advocated by top Trump Administration officials and supposedly based upon our most secure intelligence sources. Perhaps a few intrepid citizen-activists managed to replicate the findings of our multi-billion-dollar intelligence apparatus, and did so in days while the latter required weeks or months. But a more likely scenario is that the wave of January speculation was driven by private leaks and “guidance” provided by exactly the same elements that today are very publicly leveling similar charges in the elite media. Initially promoting controversial theories in less mainstream outlets has long been a fairly standard intelligence practice.
The timing of an accidental laboratory release would obviously be entirely random. Yet the outbreak seems to have begun during the precise period of time most likely to damage China, the worst possible ten-day or perhaps thirty-day window. As I noted in January, I saw no solid evidence that the coronavirus was a bioweapon, but if it were, the timing of the release seemed very unlikely to have been accidental.
If the virus was released intentionally, the context and motive for such a biowarfare attack against China could not be more obvious. Although our disingenuous media continues to pretend otherwise, the size of China’s economy surpassed that of our own several years ago, and has continued to grow much more rapidly. Chinese companies have also taken the lead in several crucial technologies, with Huawei becoming the world’s leading telecommunications equipment manufacturer and dominating the important 5G market. China’s sweeping Belt and Road Initiative has threatened to reorient global trade around an interconnected Eurasian landmass, greatly diminishing the leverage of America’s own control over the seas. I
Under these difficult circumstances, an American biowarfare attack against China might have seemed the only remaining card to play in hopes of maintaining American supremacy. Plausible deniability would minimize the risk of any direct Chinese retaliation, and if successful, the terrible blow inflicted to China’s economy would set it back for many years, perhaps even destabilizing its social and political system. Using alternative media to immediately promote theories that the coronavirus outbreak was the result of a leak from a Chinese biowarfare lab was a natural means of preempting any later Chinese accusations along similar lines, thereby allowing America to win the international propaganda war before China had even begun to play.
A decision by elements of our national security establishment to wage biological warfare in hopes of maintaining American world power would certainly have been an extremely reckless act, but extreme recklessness has become a regular aspect of American behavior since 2001, especially under the Trump Administration. Just a year earlier we had kidnapped the daughter of Huawei’s founder and chairman, who also served as CFO and ranked as one of China’s most top executives, while at the beginning of January we suddenly assassinated Iran’s top military leader.
Soon afterward, someone brought to my attention a very long article by an American ex-pat living in China who called himself “Metallicman” and held a wide range of eccentric and implausible beliefs. I have long recognized that flawed individuals can often serve as the vessels of important information otherwise unavailable, and this case constituted a perfect example. His piece denounced the outbreak as a likely American biowarfare attack, and provided a great wealth of factual material I had not previously considered. Since he authorized republication elsewhere I did so, and his 15,000 word analysis, although somewhat raw and unpolished, began attracting an enormous amount of readership on our website, probably being one of the very first English-language pieces to suggest that the mysterious new disease was an American bioweapon. Many of his arguments appeared doubtful to me or have been obviated by later developments, but several seemed quite telling.
He pointed out that during the previous two years, the Chinese economy had already suffered serious blows from other mysterious new diseases, although these had targeted farm animals rather than people. During 2018 a new Avian Flu virus had swept the country, eliminating large portions of China’s poultry industry, and during 2019 the Swine Flu viral epidemic had devastated China’s pig farms, destroying 40% of the nation’s primary domestic source of meat, with widespread claims that the latter disease was being spread by mysterious small drones. My morning newspapers had hardly ignored these important business stories, noting that the sudden collapse of much of China’s domestic food production might prove a huge boon to American farm exports at the height of our trade conflict, but I had never considered the obvious implications. So for three years in a row, China had been severely impacted by strange new viral diseases, though only the most recent had been deadly to humans. This evidence was merely circumstantial, but the pattern seemed highly suspicious.
The writer also noted that shortly before the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, that city had hosted 300 visiting American military officers, who came to participate in the 2019 Military World Games, an absolutely remarkable coincidence of timing. As I pointed out at the time, how would Americans react if 300 Chinese military officers had paid an extended visit to Chicago, and soon afterward a mysterious and deadly epidemic had suddenly broken out in that city? Once again, the evidence was merely circumstantial but certainly raised dark suspicions.
Around the same time, I noted another extremely strange coincidence that failed to attract any interest from our somnolent national media. Although his name had meant nothing to me, in late January my morning newspapers carried major stories on the sudden arrest of Prof. Charles Lieber, one of Harvard University’s top scientists and Chairman of its Chemistry Department, sometimes characterized as a potential future Nobel Laureate.
The circumstances of that case seemed utterly bizarre to me. Like numerous other prominent American academics, Lieber had had decades of close research ties with China, holding joint appointments and receiving substantial funding for his work. But now he was accused of financial reporting violations in the disclosure portions of his government grant applications—the most obscure sort of offense—and on the basis of those accusations, he was seized by the FBI in an early-morning raid on his suburban Lexington home and dragged off in shackles, potentially facing years of federal imprisonment.
Such government action against an academic seemed almost without precedent. During the height of the Cold War, numerous American scientists and technicians were rightfully accused of having stolen our nuclear weapons secrets for delivery to Stalin, yet I had never heard of any of them treated in so harsh a manner, let alone a scholar of Prof. Lieber’s stature, who was merely charged with technical disclosure violations. Indeed, this incident recalled accounts of NKVD raids during the Soviet purges of the 1930s.
Although Lieber was described as a chemistry professor, a few seconds of Googling revealed that some of his most important work had been in virology, including technology for the detection of viruses. So a massive and deadly new viral epidemic had broken out in China and almost simultaneously, a top American scholar with close Chinese ties and expertise in viruses was suddenly arrested by the federal government, yet no one in the media expressed any curiosity at a possible connection between these two events.
I think we can safely assume that Lieber’s arrest by the FBI had been prompted by the concurrent coronavirus epidemic, but anything more is mere speculation. Those now accusing China of having created the coronavirus might surely suggest that our intelligence agencies discovered that the Harvard professor had been personally involved with that deadly research. But I think a far more likely possibility is that Lieber began to wonder whether the epidemic in China might not be the result of an American biowarfare attack, and was perhaps a little too free in voicing his suspicions, thereby drawing the wrath of our national security establishment. Inflicting such extremely harsh treatment upon a top Harvard scientist would greatly intimidate all of his lesser colleagues elsewhere, who would surely now think twice before broaching certain controversial theories to any journalist.
As the coronavirus gradually began to spread beyond China’s own borders, another development occurred that greatly multiplied my suspicions. Most of these early cases had occurred exactly where one might expect, among the East Asian countries bordering China. But by late February Iran had become the second epicenter of the global outbreak. Even more surprisingly, its political elites had been especially hard-hit, with a full 10% of the entire Iranian parliament soon infected and at least a dozen of its officials and politicians dying of the disease, including some who were quite senior. Indeed, Neocon activists on Twitter began gleefully noting that their hatred Iranian enemies were now dropping like flies.
Let us consider the implications of these facts. Across the entire world the only political elites that have yet suffered any significant human losses have been those of Iran, and they died at a very early stage, before significant outbreaks had even occurred almost anywhere else in the world outside China. Thus, we have America assassinating Iran’s top military commander on Jan. 2nd and then just a few weeks later large portions of the Iranian ruling elites became infected by a mysterious and deadly new virus, with many of them soon dying as a consequence. Could any rational individual possibly regard this as a mere coincidence?
One intriguing aspect of the situation was that almost from the first moment that reports of the strange new epidemic in China reached the international media, a large and orchestrated campaign had been launched on numerous websites and Social Media platforms to identify the cause as a Chinese bioweapon carelessly released in its own country. Meanwhile, the far more plausible hypothesis that China was the victim rather than the perpetrator had received virtually no organized support anywhere, and only began to take shape as I gradually located and republished relevant material, usually drawn from very obscure quarters and often anonymously authored. So it seemed that only the side hostile to China was waging an active information war. The outbreak of the disease and the nearly simultaneous launch of such a major propaganda campaign may not necessarily prove that an actual biowarfare attack had occurred, but I do think it tends to support such a theory.
But with the horrific consequences of our own later governmental inaction being obvious, sources within our intelligence agencies have sought to demonstrate that they were not the ones asleep at the switch. Earlier this month, an ABC News story cited four separate government sources to reveal that as far back as late November, a special medical intelligence unit within our Defense Intelligence Agency had produced a report revealing than an out-of-control disease epidemic was occurring in the Wuhan area of China, and widely distributed that document throughout the top ranks of our government, warning that steps should be taken to protect US forces based in Asia. After the story aired, a Pentagon spokesman officially denied the existence of that November report, while various other top level government and intelligence officials refused to comment. But a few days later, Israeli television revealed that in November American intelligence had indeed shared such a report on the Wuhan disease outbreak with its NATO and Israeli allies, thus seeming to independently confirm the complete accuracy of the original ABC story and its several government sources.
It therefore appears that elements of the Defense Intelligence Agency were aware of the deadly viral outbreak in Wuhan more than a month before any officials in the Chinese government itself. Unless our intelligence agencies have pioneered the technology of precognition, I think this may have happened for the same reason that arsonists have the earliest knowledge of future fires.
Everyone knows that America’s ruling elites are criminal, crazy, and also extremely incompetent.
So perhaps the coronavirus outbreak was indeed a deliberate biowarfare attack against China, hitting that nation just before Lunar New Year, the worst possible time to produce a permanent nationwide pandemic. However, the PRC responded with remarkable speed and efficiency, implementing by far the largest quarantine in human history, and the deadly disease now seems to be in decline there.
Meanwhile, the disease naturally leaks back into the US, and despite all the advance warning, our totally incompetent government mismanages the situation, producing a huge national health disaster, and the collapse of our economy and decrepit political system, certainly a very fitting end to the American Empire…