A world inquiring about the origins of SARS-CoV-2 has been met with repeated antipathy and lack of cooperation on the part of the Chinese Communist Party. Consequently, any speculation that the CCP concealed the presence of SARS-CoV-2 prior to December 2019 must be researched through an examination of corroborating yet circumstantial evidence. Inference which may be ascertained only through prosecution along a series of must-answer critical questions.
The Chinese Communist Party owes the entire world restitution for its negligent handling and release of a virus which they fully understood could be deployed as a weapon of war. A virus which has destroyed human rights, worldwide economies, and furthermore resulted in over 5 million deaths globally to date.link
Note the date of this piece—11/15/21. Ethical Skeptic has consistently provided deeper and better analysis of covid than anyone I know of. The linked essay is still valid. I highly recommend his Twitter account for frequently updated, incisive insights into the history, evolution, and real-world effects of covid. ABN
Taiwan says China’s military has upped the threat level against it as People’s Liberation Army (PLA) planes pressed ahead with their largest ever drills surrounding the island, following Thursday’s ultra-provocative launch of eleven ballistic missiles in area waters, some of which were reported to have flown over the island and population of some 23 million.
On Saturday Taiwan’s defense ministry said it observed Chinese planes and ships conducting attack simulation exercises while operating in the Taiwan Strait. “Multiple batches of Chinese communist planes and ships conducting activities around the Taiwan strait, some of which crossed the median line,” it said in a statement.
Days ago Chinese state media said the median line – which forms an unofficial border, the other side of which includes Taiwan-claimed waters – has ceased to exist. Government mouthpiece Global Times had also cast the drills as rehearsal for a “reunification operation”.link
China ratcheted up its military intimidation of Taiwan yesterday by firing ballistic missiles which flew over the island and landed in Japanese waters.
As promised by the ruling Communist Party, four days of war games encircling Taiwan began just before 2pm (local time) with wave after wave of rocket launches, while Chinese jets took to the skies and ten warships patrolled the sea.
Five high-powered missiles fired from the mainland flew over Taiwan, Japanese officials said, and plunged into the sea south of Hateruma Island, part of Okinawa. The series of islands are part of Japan’s ‘exclusive economic zone’, which extends 200 nautical miles from its coast.link
We can only imagine the purging of China’s deplorables happening during China’s vast lockdowns. Many will disappear. Digital IDs will serve this purpose in the West if we allow them. ABN
Scenario 1: The minimalist approach. The PLA occupies Jinmen or Matsu islands, as well as Taiwan’s islands in the South China Sea, and maybe even the Penghu Islands. They also declare part or all of the Taiwan Strait a “no go” zone to foreign military shipping. This would probably be fairly easy for the PLA, and Taiwan would probably not want to overcommit to naval action against the huge PLA Navy (PLAN) if it didn’t directly approach the main island.
Scenario 2: Hybrid warfare. Some sort of partial naval and aerial blockade of Taiwan intended to interfere with the economy, combined with stepped-up harassment, such as direct flyovers of Taiwan’s territory by PLA Air Force (PLAAF) jets, or incursions into Taiwan’s maritime space by China’s naval militia, protected by PLAN warships. This might also be accompanied by cyberattacks designed to shut down the internet and other infrastructure for days at a time. Taiwan would have no choice to assert a stiff defensive posture, resulting in real engagements between Taiwanese and Chinese forces, posing a serious risk of escalation.
Scenario 3: A serious attack but no invasion. This would involve air and sea warfare only, no boots on the ground. A full aerial and naval blockade, a protracted set of naval and aerial battles designed to degrade Taiwan’s military, combined with ballistic missile attacks on military targets. Aggressive cyberattacks turning off the internet and shutting down critical infrastructure for days or weeks. Once air and naval superiority were established, China could pick off targets at will, ratcheting up the threat until the government breaks.
Scenario 4: The Full Monty – a proper invasion. Total air and sea blockade, massive ballistic missile attacks on military targets, massive cyberattacks to paralyze virtually all military, governmental, and civilian communication and shut down critical infrastructure. Aggressive naval and aerial engagements to degrade Taiwan’s forces and achieve battlespace superiority, followed by sustained aerial assaults by fighters and bombers on military targets. A decapitation strike at Taipei by special forces units to try to seize key leadership personnel. Well-coordinated insider treason and sabotage actions by gangsters, planted CCP agents, and other groups sympathetic to China – the so-called “5th column”. An amphibious assault with close air support from fighters, helicopters, and battle drones at one or more locations in Taiwan, and very possibly a move to seize a major port, such as Keelung, Taipei Port, Taichung, or Kaohsiung. Then hundreds of thousands of troops would start rolling in until the island was occupied. That would be the plan, anyway. PLA success in such an endeavor is very unclear. But they could do a hell of a lot of damage trying. And yes, they might actually succeed, at least partially, such as in seizing and holding the region around Taipei.
Scenario 5: Worst Case (short of nuclear) scenario. Full air and sea blockade, massive ballistic missile attacks on military targets, massive cyberattack, aggressive naval and aerial attacks to degrade Taiwan’s forces and achieve battlefield superiority, followed by aerial assaults by fighters and bomber on military targets and area bombing of civilian targets. There are massive casualties, and Taiwan is crushed by brute force, surrenders, and then the occupiers enter the country and take it over.link to original
Be sure to read the linked article for a discussion of how these military responses may or may not fit developing conditions. Scenario 0 is there may be no military response. Taiwan could tell Pelosi not to come or prevent her from coming, but so far this has not happened, so a major onus is very much on Taiwan right now. That said, the US role is huge. The only “advantage” the US can gain from this is a similar proxy war/bleeding of China as Ukraine was supposed to effect against Russia. The other big factor is the US may possess super-weapons that ensure victory if WW3 breaks out. This would entail a super antimissile system as well as super-nukes, probably space-based. Without question Biden is not in charge. Who are his handlers and what are their goals? Are their goals in any way good for America? The world? Why do Biden’s overlords use such drab, dismal people as their public face? Consider how weak and stupid most of them seem to be, including Pelosi, Harris, Biden, Blinken, Sullivan, Buttigieg, and many more. None of them appears to have the intelligence or ability to lead USA in placid times, let alone these times. ABN
On Saturday, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri became the latest victim of the US military’s highly sophisticated precision missile, the R9X Hellfire
The missile uses extended blades rather than explosives to kill targets with extreme accuracy
The weapon was developed by the Obama administration as concerns grew over the amount of civilian casualties occurring due to earlier drone strikes
Since it was first deployed, officials in the government have been coy about discussing its use
The missile’s blades can cut through buildings, and car roofs and has been referred to as a ‘speedy anvil’ and a ‘Ginsu,’ a reference to the popular steak knifelink
I personally greatly favor Taiwan independence, but do not believe it is our fight. Pelosi’s trip, if she goes, will only raise tensions with China. Taiwan would do better to be patient and lay low. Their only chance for independence is regime change in Beijing bringing a new outlook. For Chinese civilization as a whole, an independent Taiwan would be a good thing. Why is USA provoking this? The only thing that makes sense is we have a super-weapon and are planning to use it. ABN
The city of San Francisco and the state of New York declared public health emergencies on Thursday amid the growing outbreak of monkeypox.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed said that the risk of monkeypox to the general population remained low but that declaring a public health emergency would allow the city to mobilize resources and accelerate emergency plans to respond to rising case numbers. Monkeypox infections in the city have nearly doubled over the past week, she noted.link
It would be right to suspect these “emergency declarations” of being a covid-style grab for more power and money, especially in the case of NY State which has only 1,250 cases in the whole state. It would also be right to suspect monkeypox is yet another engineered virus released possibly deliberately from a biolab doing weapons research. Right now MP is largely a sexually transmitted disease among gay men, so be careful if that describes you. Once governmental bodies declare emergencies, they tend to never let go. Covid vaccines are still authorized for “emergency use only” even though they do not work, are themselves harmful, and there exist many therapies that effectively treat covid, a fact that renders the “emergency use” of vaccines illegitimate and has done so since the onset of the Emergency Use Authorization declared for them. Just as US provocations in Taiwan mirror US/NATO provocations in Ukraine, so monkeypox seems to be mirroring covid-19 in origin and use as a power-grab designed to frighten the population into submission. ABN
Have had this thought many times. It’s an IQ, spunkiness test. A similar more probable scenario is the vax is just the first cull, to be followed by more culls eventually whittling down world population to one billion or so. ABN
US Rep Jason Crow warned that bio-weapons are being made that use a target’s DNA to only kill that person during the Aspen Security Forum on Friday
The congressman said the development of the weapons is worrisome given the popularity of DNA testing services like 23andMe
23andMe has stated that it does not sell off customer’s private information, but the company is one of many that has provided information to police
In 2019, it was found that several Russian and Chinese labs were processing DNA tests for Americans through Medicare and Medicaid
Officials warned the bio-weapons could also target animals and disrupt food supplies around the globelink
Race-based or ethnic-based weapons are also possible and are probably the larger concern, though not mentioned in this story. This is a game-theory area where KOBK thinking is required. KOBK is a kind of zero-sum war strategy. At its deepest level—and KOBK is very simple—it means if a nation suspects another nation of wanting to “kill” (utterly vanquish) it, it must kill it first. It is an inescapable line of reasoning that top world powers must engage in and a major reason our times today are so dangerous. We are still in the deadly shadow of the covid virus, which was definitely made in a lab and probably released deliberately, a classic bioweapon complete with plausible deniability. It is arguable covid vaccines are a second wave of attack, as is banning effective treatments. NATO aggression in Ukraine followed by the Russian invasion has brought us closer to nuclear war than ever before. A war initiated by China against Taiwan or provoked by NATO will be as bad or worse than Ukraine. ABN
Washington (CNN)On paper, it looked like a fantastic deal. In 2017, the Chinese government was offering to spend $100 million to build an ornate Chinese garden at the National Arboretum in Washington DC. Complete with temples, pavilions and a 70-foot white pagoda, the project thrilled local officials, who hoped it would attract thousands of tourists every year.
But when US counterintelligence officials began digging into the details, they found numerous red flags. The pagoda, they noted, would have been strategically placed on one of the highest points in Washington DC, just two miles from the US Capitol, a perfect spot for signals intelligence collection, multiple sources familiar with the episode told CNN.link
On July 17, 1996, #TWA800 was blown out of the sky shortly after taking off from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
Two hundred thirty people died in the crash. Investigators and journalists have covered the event, and the official cover story is that an electrical failure in the 747 caused the fuel tanks to explode. #TWA800Continue reading “Evidence TWA Flight 800 was shot down due to negligence”