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May 16, 2020

Lessons Learned: What Our COVID-19 Response Has Taught the ChiComs

Filed under: Probable Cause — Tags: — Bill @ 12:50 pm

MSS-China“Would the present US Congress have the courage to propose, debate, and pass a declaration of war against the People’s Republic of China (PRC) pursuant to the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 if the Wuhan corona virus release is proven to have been accidental but maliciously and fortuitously exploited rather than explicitly created as a biowarfare weapon?”

I’ve led several OpenCdA posts recently with that same question.   The absence of any news/skews stories even hinting that it may have been discussed in Congress suggests it has not and probably will not.  Now I’ve begun to wonder what the body count of dead United States citizens must be before one of our esteemed members of Congress timidly grovels at the feet of San Fran Gran Octogenarian Nan for permission to ask it.  My question has a historical basis.

The Japanese attack on Naval Station Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, killed 2,403 US military and civilians.  One day later, on December 8, 1941, as the US Pacific fleet lay in ruins at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt asked the House of Representatives for a formal declaration of war on Japan.    Roosevelt’s 10-minute “Day which will live in infamy” speech was greeted in the House by thunderous applause and stamping of feet. Within one hour, the president had his declaration of war with only one dissenting vote from Montana Representative Jeannette Rankin,  a pacifist. President Roosevelt signed the declaration of war at 4:10 p.m. in December 8, wearing a black armband to symbolize mourning for those 2,403 American lives lost at Pearl Harbor.

Fast forward now to late December 2019.

PRC health officials informed the World Health Organization (WHO) that there was an outbreak of a mysterious new pneumonia in the vicinity of the Hunan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, PRC.  Then on January 7, 2020, PRC authorities identified a new variation of corona virus called novel coronavirus or nCoV.   On February 11, 2020, WHO officially identified it as COVID-19.  The Chinese Communist government of the PRC (ChiCom) assures the world that the release of COVID-19 was purely accidental.

Recent information indicates that COVID-19 made its first appearance in the United States in Santa Clara, California, 2-3 weeks before early February.  The first death on US soil from COVID-19 was reported on February 29, 2020.  As this post is being prepared on May 15, 2020 at 16:03 PDT, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is showing 85,990 deaths in the US attributed to COVID-19.  Worldwide, approximately 304,000 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.

Readers should remember, however, that there are very credible allegations that the US COVID-19 death figures have been inflated because of variations in the states’ death declarations.  For example, in some states coroners list COVID-19 as a cause of death in instances where it was merely present but was not shown to have significant effect on the decedent’s death.  The reasons for the discrepancy may be more social or political than medical.

Nevertheless, contrast our national emotional and subsequent political reaction to the Japanese bombing of the US fleet at Pearl Harbor in 1941 with our emotional and subsequent political reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.  In 1941 we rightly blamed the Japanese for attacking us, but in 2020 some Democrats and Trump-Haters (including the skews media) have sought to blame President Trump rather than the ChiComs for the medical and economic catastrophe they inflicted on the world.

When it finally notified the rest of the world of this COVID-19 release, the ChiComs assured everyone that the release was purely accidental.  Working with almost no meaningful scientific input from the ChiComs, the US Intelligence Community (IC) can only say it “…concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified. […] The IC will continue to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan.”  That is roughly the equivalent of the IC saying, We think COVID-19 occurred naturally rather than being manmade, but we cannot prove whether the ChiComs dispersed it intentionally or accidentally.

In other words, our IC seems to be doing everything it can to avoid considering the possibility the ChiCom intelligence service, the MSS, turned an accidental COVID-19 release into a clandestine worldwide human test experiment to determine if and how even more dangerous biowarfare agents could be delivered against the United States and other nations.   Given the panicked response of the US people, state and local governments, and news media to the release of the less lethal COVID-19, do the ChiComs even need to consider using the more dangerous and difficult to deploy biowarfare agents listed in the Army Technology document to achieve the ChiComs’ objectives?

The ChiComs have learned several important lessons from observing our official, media, and public responses to COVID-19.

  • The United States government apparently doesn’t intend to aggressively enforce the Biological Weapon Convention and its amendments or international law forbidding nations to make and deploy biological weapons and requiring nations (including the PRC) to timely disclose and provide all assistance required to identify, contain, and mitigate the effects of any release of biological agents.
  • It is not necessary to bribe US government officials directly.  US corporate boards of directors and executives are more than willing to exert pro-ChiCom financial and political pressure on US politicians in return for their companies being financially enriched for putting critical US manufacturing plants in the PRC and for encouraging US colleges, universities, and companies to share sensitive research with the ChiComs.  The ChiComs have made the entire United States industrial and educational institutions the PRC’s R&D arm and have either bought or stolen information critical to our national security. 
  • The ChiComs’ ordering the destruction of the laboratory samples of the virus material, the destruction of the scientists notes and experiments, and the silencing of the scientists was a brilliant move to destroy any and all evidence that might have revealed the ChiComs’ true motives for having the viral samples in the first place.
  • “Buying off” the World Health Organization was a wise investment for the ChiComs.
  • In 2017 the US learned that during the Obama presidency from 2010 to 2013, US intelligence assets in the PRC were mysteriously identified and neutralized by the ChiComs.  It is entirely likely that their removal by ChiCom counterintelligence helped the ChiComs blind their American adversaries to the work being done at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
  • The “free press” in the United States is willing to accept and distribute ChiCom propaganda as if it is news and with little or no critical analysis.  (See CPB, NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, New York Times, Washington Post, ad nauseum.)  The US news media are gullible, very easily distracted from the essence of important news stories, and easily manipulated.  The media reporters often lack sufficient subject matter knowledge to frame informative questions and recognize newsworthy answers.  Colleges and universities are now teaching advocacy journalism rather than the traditional fact verification and complete reporting journalism.
  •  Many US citizens almost seem to like being manipulated and deceived by uninformed politicians elected to national, state, county, and local offices.  The manipulation and deception as well as political party affiliation are frequently used as excuses to avoid critical, independent thinking and thoughtful decision-making.
  • It takes relatively little effort to induce panic and despair in many US citizens, particularly in densely populated urban areas.  Why use a sledge hammer when a puff of wind will do?
  • In spite of historical reverence for the American revolutionaries who were willing to fight to the death for independence from the British Crown, too few supposedly conservative citizens today are willing to remind public officials that when tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes necessary.
  • Many American state, county, and local officials are afraid or unable to adapt policy decisions they made earlier in an emergency to contemporary circumstances.   Intransigence is easier than adaptation.
  • Many policies and practices of the US federal and state governments tend to encourage more heavy dependence on the government while at the same time discouraging independent problem solving without government involvement.
  • In the 2016 presidential election, the US voters demonstrated with the election of Donald J. Trump that the will of the voters still prevails in the US.  The ChiComs will do everything in their power to undermine the public’s confidence and willingness to participate in elections.

We must hope that the US government and especially the US military is cataloguing the lessons they must learn about the ChiCom involvement in the pandemic.  If all the victim nations, not just the US, do not retaliate meaningfully and painfully against the ChiCom government of the PRC, the ChiComs will do this again.

2 Comments »

  1. First, I think it’s curious that of all the responses the world could have chosen, they followed the Chinese Communist Party method of locking everything down. I believe there are elements in the PRC who are amazed and impressed and taking notes.

    But second, I don’t think it would work a second time. Because the knee-jerk reaction was so extreme, I believe it would be impossible to pull off again. Even if the virus event were documented and obviously more deadly than the COVID “flu,” the population is going to be very reluctant to damn disobedient.

    As I’ve told many people, you don’t need the media or government to inform you of a pandemic. Such an event is obvious on its face. We needed the media to show us scare videos of hospitals in Italy to help us freak out. Even then, people were not dying at random nor were they bodies in the streets nor did everyone know someone who had died. These are the elements of a true pandemic, one that would justify such a strong response. That local tyrants overreacted so extremely will come back to bite them in the ass. At least, I hope people are smart enough to see it.

    Comment by Dan Gookin — May 16, 2020 @ 8:56 am

  2. Dan,

    Thank you.

    If the ChiComs had timely sounded the alarm and immediately made all the necessary notifications, and if they had immediately invited in international biohazard experts (remember, the Wuhan Institute of Virology already had a very close working relationship with CDC in Atlanta and others) to assess and assist, then the international medical and mitigation responses could have been tailored to the known severity of the virus. Critical assessment information was withheld from the world’s scientific community because of the intentional delays and obstructions enacted by the ChiComs. As a result, the critical factors such as lethality and dispersion rates and environmental factors weren’t available so an appropriate response could have been selected. It was imperative that to the greatest extent possible, the biohazard had to be contained until those factors and others could be determined. Unlike conventional weapons, chemical weapons, and even nuclear weapons, biowarfare agents can mutate and replicate. A short-term lockdown was probably a reasonable response. Unfortunately, human fear factors influenced decision makers to adopt a better-safe-than-sorry philosophy and turn short-term into indefinite lockdowns. The social, political, economic, and psychological effects of the lockdowns have, in effect, exaggerated the medical effects of the COVID-19.

    The ChiComs are not only learning about the present real-world effects of the COVID-19; they are learning about the behavioral responses of the people and governments in victim countries. That behavioral knowledge may prove to be more valuable to the ChiComs in future operations than the immediate effects of their biological agent.

    Comment by Bill — May 16, 2020 @ 1:37 pm

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