Good question and a good read:
Good question and a good read:
Good question and a good read:
Galveston National Laboratory (GNL), part of the University of Texas system, has become a focus for investigators trying to track down the origin of COVID-19.
GNL is the latest concern in a wide-ranging investigation into US-China academic and scientific ties.
“Universities provided unguarded access to sensitive if unclassified data; American research institutions became hubs for information collection and the recruitment of spies; and universities with large numbers of Chinese students engaged in self-censorship lest they offend the Chinese government,” said Patrick Cronin, Asia-Pacific security chair for the Hudson Institute. (Prominent university bio lab urged to reveal extent of relationship with Wuhan lab at center of coronavirus outbreak)
The linked article has a good deal of information and is well-worth reading in-full. For example, a number of US investigations have:
…cast scrutiny on China’s Thousand Talents Plan, an illustrious program tailored to recruit leading academics and promote domestic research. The contracts signed for the plan, to the ire of lawmakers and federal officials, mandated that “participating scientists abide by Chinese law, keep the contract secret, recruit postdocs and sign over any intellectual property rights to the sponsoring Chinese institution.”
According to concerned lawmakers, the contracts thus offer incentives for scientists to set up “shadow labs” in China that emulate U.S. taxpayer-funded research at their home institutions.
But with the novel coronavirus having claimed more than 60,000 lives in the United States alone, the Wuhan-U.S. academia trail is now being met with an even more discerning eye from Washington.
“The scope of China’s exploitation of our open universities, including medical, biology, and other scientific labs, is only recently coming into focus,” Cronin added. “At the end of 2019, the FBI and the NIH announced they were investigating 180 separate cases involving more than 70 institutions
“In almost all cases, the alleged theft of biomedical research information was done by Chinese citizens or Americans of Chinese descent. Bit by bit, China found ways into government scientific labs.”
One point I don’t see mentioned often enough is if COVID-19 evolved in nature and jumped to humans at the Wuhan market, or even at the Wuhan bio-lab, what is the original animal host population of the virus, what animal is it, and where is it? If no host population can be solidly identified, no matter how “natural” the virus looks nor how “natural” its evolution may appear, a more likely explanation for its capacity for human transmission is it was bred in a laboratory by human beings.
The following links are all unconfirmed but plausible and very consequential if true:
This open letter is well-worth reading. My guess is over 50% of Americans are at least familiar with the topics discussed and would agree that full transparency is imperative if we are going to have a government trusted & respected by the people it supposedly represents.
Corruption within the Obama administration (including holdovers in the Trump admin) was so widespread, all branches of government were implicated. The author of this letter argues that the FISA court (FISC) may be our last hope because the FISC has the power to call out government actors who presented false information to it.
That said, the rot in Washington is much deeper. Thousands of illicit searches of the NSA database were conducted against American citizens. Michael Flynn was almost certainly framed by the FBI. The CIA, guided by John Brennan, almost certainly spied illegally on the Trump campaign and presidency. Crossfire Hurricane was as much a means to hide past offenses of the FBI & CIA as it was to continue with them. Mueller and his team almost certainly knew full-well there had been no “collusion” with Russia, and yet they persisted in harassing the president and his people for two years.
Former HPSCI Chairman, and current HPSCI ranking member, Devin Nunes appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss several matters of importance. One of the critical topics touched is the ongoing investigations of Obama era intelligence and political surveillance via the DOJ-NSD FBI, CIA, DNI and State Dept.
Representative Nunes hits the key point when he highlights current redactions and current decisions to classify ongoing investigative documents. It is critically important to accept this reality. There are current intelligence officers and career officials in place hiding material by labeling evidence as classified. A recent example was the December 9, 2019, inspector general report about the manipulation of FISA. (Open Letter to Attorney General Bill Barr – “We The People” Already Know…)
There have been several claims that COVID-19 is a virus manufactured in the Wuhan bio-lab. Indian scientists, for example, made this claim as early as January 2020.
In a recent interview, the French virologist Luc Montagnier repeats that claim explaining why he believes COVID-19 was spliced together with elements of the HIV virus in a research project in Wuhan looking for a vaccine for HIV.
“The Wuhan city laboratory has specialized in these coronaviruses since the early 2000s. They have expertise in this area,” he says. The professor explains having analyzed “in the smallest details” the sequence with his mathematician colleague Jean-Claude Perrez. “We were not the first, since a group of Indian researchers tried to publish a study which shows that the complete genome of this coronavirus [has] sequences of another virus, which is HIV, the virus AIDS”. (Nobel Prize Winner French Virologist Confirm COVID-19 HIV Study)
Montagnier won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for his discovery of the AIDS virus.
Interestingly, IF COVID-19 is man-made, THEN it will probably be unstable, which means it will tend to break down after a number of reproductions in host bodies. And this means that the so far unexplained sudden disappearance of infections in Italy and elsewhere MAY be the result of the unstable virus simply breaking down.
And if this is so, we may be able to shelve the idea that the Wuhan lab deliberately created a bio-weapon. Instead, they had made a virus for research and were “only” sloppy with their contamination protocols.
But that does not let the CCP of the hook because the CCP, with help from WHO, covered up the seriousness and human transmissiblity of the virus for some six weeks. During that time, CCP allowed people from Wuhan to travel around the world knowing full-well they were infectious. During that same time period, CCP stopped travel from Wuhan to other parts of China.
See the link above for more on Montagnier’s interview and links describing the January paper by Indian scientists.
This interview happened in 2017 but is well-worth listening to today. As bad as the Franklin Scandal was, it was “just” one tentacle on a much larger beast. And as bad as child abuse for sexual purposes is, that too is just one (even larger) tentacle on a much larger beast. That beast itself also murders, maims, and tortures children, both physically and psychologically.
It does this for various reasons: to cover up crimes and discredit witnesses, but also to destroy the communities the children belong to. I have personal knowledge of one, now deceased, actor in the Franklin Scandal. His name is Peter Citron. I know enough about Citron to be certain that he belonged to a large group of prominent child traffickers. And I also know that he was connected, directly or indirectly, to another group that maims and kills children and young people.
It is very difficult to prove child trafficking for reasons Bryant goes into. Children who are abused develop psychological problems and become marginalized. They also feel fear, shame, and profound doubt that anyone will believe them or ever do anything about any of it. Children who have been maimed are even less able to come forward. Those who have been murder obviously can do nothing at all.
From last month: Nick Bryant | From Franklin to Epstein: The Cover-Up Continues
This is a long interview with Joe Rogan, but well worth the time. Ties together many themes from the sixties and before (and also resonates with me personally).
At this point, US officials are saying they have ruled out the possibility that the virus is a man-made bioweapon.
You cannot assume that because a bioweapon can be bred in a lab for “gain of function” and thus appear naturally evolved.
I say this because: 1) ruling out the virus as a bioweapon is not a good way to think; you can’t subtract a possibility like that at the outset of an investigation; and 2) I doubt they have ruled it out.
More on the US investigation here: US officials confirm full-scale investigation of whether coronavirus escaped from Wuhan lab.
I hate to say this, but we should also consider the possibility that a second, even a third, virus will be released.
At all times in most cases, cause of death is an educated guess. This is a medical fact. In the video below, Dr Annie Bukacek explains why this is so and how statistics on COVID-19 mortality rates are being exaggerated.
There is a lot of good information in this video. The ending is weak and avoids the inescapable subject of war though the topic is raised elsewhere in the film. Several very good short interviews and a well-organized narrative of recent events.
Since the whole world is now fundamentally at war with the Chinese Communist Party, I am supplying a PDF of Unrestricted Warfare. The text is roughly explained below.
Unrestricted Warfare (超限战, literally “warfare beyond bounds”) is a book on military strategy written in 1999 by two colonels in the People’s Liberation Army, Qiao Liang (乔良) and Wang Xiangsui (王湘穗). Its primary concern is how a nation such as China can defeat a technologically superior opponent (such as the United States) through a variety of means. Rather than focusing on direct military confrontation, this book instead examines a variety of other means. Such means include using International Law (see Lawfare) and a variety of economic means to place one’s opponent in a bad position and circumvent the need for direct military action. (Link)
The CCP did not disclose human-to-human transmission of COVID19 until January 20 of this year. They have known of the virus since late November or early December of 2019 and have engaged in covering up crucial information about it ever since. Doing so ensured the virus would spread throughout the world.
Chang points out the obvious: that China’s covering up the seriousness of the coronavirus led to the worldwide pandemic. He also describes how the West is now being forced to accept that no relationship with China’s Communist Party (CCP) will ever turn them into fair-minded stewards of a once great civilization.
The UK government believes China lied about it’s COVID19 disease and mortality statistics, thus misleading the entire world.
British officials are quietly accusing China of spreading disinformation about their success with the virus while simultaneously downplaying its number of cases “by a factor of 15 to 40 times.”
No one who knows the Chinese Communist Party has believed otherwise. The CCP has been a lying parasite on the world trade system since it entered the WTO. Having lost the trade war, which would have merely rationalized their trade positions, the CCP then covers up the worst virus attack the world has seen since the Spanish Flu.
Covered it up or created it. It is reasonable to suspect the CCP either created or bred COVID19 in its Wuhan BSL-4 lab and then advertently or inadvertently released it, knowing it would spread throughout the world.
This letter to Nature argues that COVID19 was not manufactured in a lab: The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2.
Maybe that’s good science and maybe it’s even true that the virus was not “the product of purposeful manipulation” of the splice and dice kind, but it still could have been found in nature and bred in a lab for high contagiousness and enough lethality to paralyze the world.
I am not a virologist and the above is speculation. Furthermore, I am not trying to sensationalize what has happened. I am saying it’s a simple fact that not telling the world the truth about your own epidemic will cause a worldwide pandemic. And that is tantamount to an act of war.
An unnamed British official said “there has to be a reckoning when this is over.” A very nice way to say the CCP is finished. I pray there will not be kinetic war, but something dire is going to happen. The CCP’s handling of COVID19 is sinister, aggressive, hostile, and unforgivable.
First they came for “inner” Mongolia, but the world said nothing. Then they came for Tibet, Falun Gong, Tiananmen Square, the Uighurs, and Hong Kong, and the world still said nothing.
Relevant: The Coronavirus and the Culture War
The following article makes a strong case that the coronavirus (COVID19) was a bio-engineered pathogen created at the Chinese Wuhan BSL-4 lab and that it most likely escaped from the lab due to negligence.
This report is the product of a collaboration between a retired professional scientist with dozens of peer-reviewed publications and 30 years of experience in genomic sequencing and analysis, who worked at the Theoretical Biology Division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and later helped design several ubiquitous bioinformatic software tools, as well as a former NSA counterterrorism analyst. It considers whether the Wuhan Strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) is the result of naturally emergent mutations against the possibility that it may be a bio-engineered strain – directly altered by genetic manipulation, subject to artificially-guided evolutionary selection, or both – most likely released into the public by accident since China’s rate of occupational accidents is about ten-times higher than America’s, and some twenty-times more than Europe’s, the only other regions with high-level virology labs.
Raising the odds of an accidental release, researchers from China’s only BSL-4 lab in Wuhan were reported to have particularly sloppy field research methods, being both bled and peed on by local bats that host coronaviruses remarkably similar to the Wuhan Strain COVID-19. And they’ve also been reported to smuggle used research animals out of their labs, selling them for cash on the street. Perhaps unsurprisingly, in mid February the Chinese Ministry of Science sent out a directive to all its labs emphasizing the important of carefully handling bio-infectious agents and alluding to slack oversight and past lapses, even mentioning coronaviruses specifically. (Logistical and Technical Exploration into the Origins of the Wuhan Strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19))
There are good links and a video available in front of and within the above article.
I vastly prefer the hypothesis that the virus was negligently released from China’s Wuhan BSL-4 lab. And there is good circumstantial evidence for this.
But there is also good circumstantial evidence that the virus was deliberately released by the CCP as payback for losing the trade war. Either way, gross negligence or deliberate hostility, the Communist Party of China at the very least owes the world a real and thorough explanation, a real apology, and probably very massive reparations.
If the virus was an act of war against the entire global community, I don’t know what to say or what will happen next.