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Crucial Points on Pandemic Origins Debate, Part 2: The Weaponization of "Truth"
Collisions and Collusions: People from across the political spectrum are making critical falsifications and errors on the Department of Energy pandemic origin story.
As someone who first questioned the CDC about pandemic origins over three years ago now, on Feb. 11, 2020, I certainly think it's possible that the DOE/WSJ story is being put out for political reasons -- as part of a general anti-China agenda, perhaps juiced up now because of China's stance re Ukraine. And there were several strains of disinformation re pandemic. I was recently working on a piece on Jimmy Carter. As I will detail, serious analysts of the Mideast have argued that the Camp David accords which created "peace" actually were a very Machiavellian move that took Egypt out of play as lead anchor of the region and set the stage for regional wars. So they weaponized "peace". Here, they may well be weaponizing "truth".
But none of that should blind us to the underlying truth: Lab origin was and remains a very serious possibility for Covid and or other pathogens in the future and discussion of this issue has been hindered by insidious means for the last three years. The use or threat of use of biological agents is a serious weapon in the hands of the US and other governments and potentially other entities.
Part of the utility of biowarfare is its deniability. Cuba has repeatedly charged US biowarfare against them, but it's very hard to prove. Part of the problem is the lack of transparency in the entities involved, which is why I questioned State re USAID's role on Monday.
One thing we do know is that there was a massive propaganda effort to dismiss the possibility of lab origin in early 2020. That was driven by the Lancet letter, largely organized by Peter Daszak and by the "Proximal Origins" paper signed by Robert Garry and Kristian Andersen. Garry and Andersen are also the heads of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium which may well be responsible for the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Africans who charged this at the time were dismissed as crazed conspiracy theorists. This should be meaningfully investigated.
Jeremy Farrar had a role in both pillars of propaganda and he has incredibly been slated to be the next chief scientist for the WHO, which is pushing a new treaty that is being described as a "power grab". This should be cause for massive scrutiny.
While many have praised people like Jeffrey Sachs for accepting the possibility of lab "leak", it should be noted that Sachs delayed a meaningful inquiry by almost a year by naming Peter Daszak to head the Lancet committee on pandemic origins despite brazen conflicts and falsifications. Sachs has also effectively called for the WHO to be further empowered.
As some have belatedly realized, the DOE oversees national labs. But these labs are often an adjunct to the Pentagon wrt nuclear weapons. They can be highly secretive. And their work on bio "defense" can be a very serious cause for concern -- potentially biowarfare. Thus under current cloak-and-dagger conditions saying this report provides “vindication” is absurd. But there may well be serious scientists at these labs. They should testify before Congress as part of a serious, open, scientific, forensic, political investigation.
Obviously spooks reporting anonymously in the pages of the WSJ to Michael Gordon (who co-wrote propaganda pieces with Judy Miller on US scientists at Oak Ridge allegedly concluding the aluminum tubes that Iraq was interested in had to be for nuclear weapons) is problematic on its face. (It should be noted the other name on the byline is Warren Strobel who did do some reporting scrutinizing Iraq WMD claims in 2002.) Thus, that byline may be a media manifestation of different (at times competing, often colluding) strains of the US establishment. It was much the same combination in May of 2021 which initially popularized questioning the absurd Daszak narrative. (This led me to write my initial "Crucial Points on Pandemic Origins Debate".)
Thus the establishment, amplified by logrolling and seemingly bickering sellout politicians, media and celebrities, acts and disperses information at a “time and place” of its choosing as Madeline Albright aptly put it. This, as well as the machinations of Big Tech, highlights the desperate need for independent global media.
The Democrats in Congress have prevented a meaningful, open inquiry. Now, the House has been holding some hearings, but they have been dominated by Democrats who are largely minimizing the real threat of dangerous lab work and Republicans who are largely out to demonize China. This farce of a "debate" ultimately lets US biowarfare off the hook. Richard Ebright has stated that Sen. Bernie Sanders is one of at least two senators who could initiate an inquiry. The fact that he has not done so has become part of the coverup. I have noted that even the most “anti-Israel” members of Congress will not acknowledge Israel’s nuclear weapons. This implies that members of Congress are largely puppets of the establishment. What the recently departed Sen. Jim Abourezk called a “chickenshit outfit”.
The political and geopolitical and sectarian media machinations need to stop. Congress needs to have open hearings and use subpoena power to have real transparency if it is to have any legitimacy, especially given that the buildup in bioweapons capacity happened as a result of the 2001 false flag anthrax attacks on Congress which provided the context for the Afghanistan invasion and the enactment of the “Patriot Act”. Congress never investigated them. It should at long last do so now. People were manipulated by fear in 2001 as they have been the last three years.
The reality of the lies surrounding the Iraq invasion were managed bit by bit so that there was never a crystallizing moment that could result in a ”storming of the Bastille”. Similarly, a series of dubious statements — such as "DOE" "low confidence" — may be being hyped to the exclusion of actual information (from actual independent scientists and journalists, which I have looked to and participated in) to buy more time so that if and when truth finally does come out, it can be dismissed as ancient history. Not holding those responsible for the Iraq invasion lies ensured further disasters. Not hold those responsible for pandemic lies will likely ensure escalating disasters.
We should be examining lab *origin* not lab "leak". There is no reason to assume this was a mistake. There are a number of plausible scenarios for intentional release, most obviously that the labs in Wuhan could be being framed. Thus “truth” regarding pandemic origins may be within a narrow frame — a limited hangout as Whitney Webb notes. This story may well be less about a mistake and more about a structure. It's not about scientific curiosity being demented, it's about scientific fields being corrupted and militarized to create that edifice.
No amount of anti-China rhetoric should obscure that governments collude. The most problematic portions of the US and Iranian establishments likely colluded in 1980 to "elect" Ronald Reagan. Both the US and Chinese governments in various ways benefited from the pandemic and the ways it has been used. The rulers in various states sometimes clash and sometimes collude. Sometimes their seeming collisions compel their publics to be hateful toward the other and that's extremely useful to the rulers.
Part of unraveling that structure is sticking to what we know: There was a propaganda effort to dismiss the possibility of lab origin in early 2020. Who drove that, who were the accomplices and why? The names on that list include not just Anthony Fauci but many others including Garry and Andersen. They also include the 77 Nobel Prize winners who defended EcoHealth Alliance. However, the person at the top at of the that list right now is Jeremy Farrar. And he and the WHO seem slated to have a great deal more power — gaining threatening function.
See my "Crucial Points on Pandemic Origins Debate" from August 2021, which still stands.
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