by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor, with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow, and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a research institution for the study of the countries and cultures of Asia and North Africa.
[ Editor’s Note: Below is a timely signature piece by Gordon, something that long time VT readers will be able to spot after a few paragraphs.
No one official with a reputation to lose will challenge it, nor will any of them contact us wanting to know more, as being able to say ‘I never knew’ is a teddy bear held tightly when a disaster with a huge body count is on the table.
Nothing is more dangerous, or more fatal in intelligence analysis, than trying to steer a conclusion in a direction you feel might benefit you and the gang you want to run with. You are lashing yourself to the mast of a disaster when you follow this path.
History is filled with such examples, and VT has laid some of the biggest ones out, with the one below being a prime example. We are living in dangerous times, not just due to what is being done, but more so, a step in a possible fatal direction, over what is NOT being done.
This sets up a scenario where if the worst happens, in this case a new variant emerging that can defeat the current vaccines, and because it spreads so fast it will beat any attempt for a new protective vaccine to the finish line, whatever that is.
As VT has done so many times in the past, we want to be on record for taking away the cover of ‘I did not know’, from those who did know, should have, or just looked away as the easy way out for themselves.
The last time we did this was for the silly ‘fireworkers setting off the fertilizer bomb’ at the Beirut port disaster, something that was scientifically impossible, yet was completely ignored by media, law enforcement and the intel agencies, none of which contacted us to challenge our position or to seek any enlightenment.
Failure is one thing. Criminal negligence is another. We remain mystified why so many particular parties seem so unconcerned with the latter.
At the end of the day, we leave it to the readers to decide who is doing their job and who is not, and to ponder why. It is one thing to suffer from your own mistakes, but then another if other people do. Let me know what you think in the comments… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … August 11, 2021
As the summer, Northern Hemisphere, come to a close, the Delta variant of COVID-19, and perhaps others, are sweeping the planet and, in particular, the United States. That nation is particularly vulnerable, not so much because of its inequities in providing healthcare to its poor as to its current insane political environment.
But is it simply politics? With children, for the first time, beginning to fill hospitals and a flood of dead, not in their 80s but in their 30s and 40s, actual statistics have now become “classified.”
States like Florida, caught over and over faking statistics to save the political dreams of a corrupt governor, have now simply not just stopped counting but have criminalized investigative reporting as well.
But it doesn’t stop there, the CDC blocks reporting on age and race of the dead. The fact that the Delta variation brings about a more severe COVID and does it in hours, even minutes in some, killing more quickly than before is more than a suspicion but why is reporting this blocked in the United States?
Then, worst of all, is what is now clearly a coordinated effort to join longstanding anti-vaccine communities with anti-government extremists and white supremacists, all anti-science conspiracy addicts with flawed reasoning and emotional impediments.
This has given the US a “rebel army” who are seemingly unaware that their actions may well be engineered by certain forces to create and maintain a human petri dish capable of breeding and disseminating a “next wave” of vaccine resistant COVID that will kill us all.
Does this sound extreme to you? If it does, then it is likely you are not trained in psychological warfare where what we are seeing today, promoted quack treatments, disease denialism, vaccine rumors, all of it falls under “cover and deception” components of a “black op.”
Then, when we look at network TV and its role in spreading rumors, and the ties of media executives to extremist groups, we gain a perspective.
An even broader examination of the sources of the groups behind COVID denialism lead to other parallels, like the White Helmets, Bellingcat, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the corrupt OPCW and a vast network of fake NGO’s that steal oil, move weapons and run the international heroin business.
The layer behind that leads to Washington “think tanks” and right wing political action committees and behind that, financial organizations, big pharma, and the social media giants that have been the allies of the disease from day one.
We thus return to the questions which are asked and yet “unasked.”
- Is COVID bio war?
- If so, who did it?
- If so, why did they do it?
Then there is the biggest question of all:
- Why is no one asking these questions?
Blaming China is not asking a question. Spreading internet hoaxes is not asking questions, it is simply derailing any real investigation by poisoning the water. This is what intelligence agencies do and what we see being done every day.
Only one nation in the world has stopped COVID and yet is in the middle of a raging epidemic at the same time. An examination of the antivaccine movement, the dark money behind it and those who may well have created COVID-19 raises questions.
There are plenty of reasons to question COVID-19, not whether it exists or even whether it was invented in a lab, there are bigger questions that may well be answered. Key to finding answers is tracing down those who lie, not just the endless flood of denialist news reports or the cabal of grifters and profiteers who make up the heart of the anti-vaccine movement.
Bitcoin has opened doors to dark funding, usually attributed to intelligence agencies with “Russia” being the go-to when blame is dished out.
Real counter-intelligence specialists, at one time had to profile traitors and terrorists. Now it is even suspected that much of humanity through exposure to social media and “device driven psychosis” has lost all capability of reason and discernment.
From Paul Rosenberg for Salon:
Political misinformation — whether “fake news,” conspiracy theories or outright lying — has often been attributed to widespread ignorance, even though there are numerous examples of 20th-century propaganda aimed at those most attentive to politics. Books like Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky’s “Manufacturing Consent” began to challenge that notion, as did the 1991 study of media coverage of the first Gulf War with the memorable bottom line, “the more you watch, the less you know.” In the age of social media, scholarly explanations have shifted to discussions of “motivated reasoning,” which could be defined by Paul Simon’s line from “The Boxer”: “A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.”
But the ignorance perspective has a deep hold on us because it appeals to the Enlightenment notion that we are motivated to pursue truth. We are “the thinking animal,” right? The important part of that expression may be “animal.” Human beings have an evolutionary history, and deception is commonplace in the animal world because it confers evolutionary advantage. There’s good reason to believe we’re not so different, other than the fact that humans are ultra-social creatures. In ancestral and evolutionary terms, being part of a successful social group was every bit as essential as food and water. So deception among humans evolved from group conflicts. That’s the thesis of a recent paper called “The Evolutionary Psychology of Conflict and the Functions of Falsehood” by the Danish political scientists Michael Bang Petersen and Mathias Osmundsen and American anthropologist John Tooby.
While the paper aligns with the “motivated reasoning” perspective, its focus goes deeper than the psychological mechanisms that produce and reproduce false information.
There are also those who see the root of this descent of mankind “back into the trees” as having an earlier source as part of a multi-generational effort, citing funding from both the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, to being about what eugenicists back during the latter 19th and earliest parts of the 20th century failed at.
We might also note that this effort we make reference to was why so many powerful Americans, names like Bush, Harriman, Ford, Rockefeller and Dupont threw their weight behind Adolf Hitler.
The eugenicists wanted America, and Europe as well, to be ruled by an oligarchy of self-appointed elites, really “robber barons,” and to be populated with mildly “Protestant” white people of sufficient intelligence and education to maintain a profitable industrialized society but to stay free of trade unions, socialist politics and, most of all “science.”
The political expression of the eugenicists dream is called “populism.” The embodiment of this effort would be Donald Trump.
Let me remind you that these are just theories, based on political research and, we hope, reasoned speculation. Investigation provides answers but investigation is always blocked or controlled.
It is not unreasonable to assume that the same people who caused so much death in the 20th century are doing it today as well as no one stopped them then and no one can stop them now.
As for investigation, let’s set down a few points early on, things that simply don’t fit in a rational world:
- The scientific community has been predicting a bat-borne severe upper respiratory virus (SARS) for over a decade
- Massive funding has gone into programs to develop new SARS viruses, money from public heath funds but also defense and even covert cash, mostly American, for “testing purposes”
- These programs all published, all had components exploring vaccine strategies and all had classified components where publishing was withheld and data went directly to military and intelligence organizations
Let’s now go a step further.
- The US government under Donald Trump, as early as 2017, began disassembling the protocols, mechanisms and organizations put in place to protect from pandemics and no reason whatsoever was given for this effort
- Similarly the mechanisms to study pandemic spread were defunded as well or put under control of anti-science political hacks or “lobbyists” with connections to highly suspect organizations
- The Republican Party, also known as the GOP (Grand Old Party) backed these measures despite protests from the defense community they normally blindly support
- Early failures, borders kept open, pandemic responses blocked, lies and denial on a daily basis enabled COVID to take a foothold and then decimate the United States, all done by Trump and his political backers
- All the while, while less and less was done to stop COVID, the “engine of lies” in Washington played a blame game with China and Russia
Then there are these oddities:
- False reports of death rates, some low as .00001 percent of infected when the truth was so much higher, initially 60% of infected and down, today, to 2.08 percent with advanced treatments and, also withheld, the most vulnerable having died off already (Source: Worldmeters)
Something inexplicable is happening in America. A pandemic is raging, but not across the nation. No, the pandemic, ostensibly SARS COV 2 or “COVID-19” is filling hospitals and killing again but is also doing so in a very odd way.
That “odd way’ is not inexplicable. COVID is now a “disease of choice,” far more insidious than cigarettes, or the addictions, alcohol, and drugs. There is no “high” from not being vaccinated.
As we enter mid-August 2021, that civil war warned about under Trump has hit, a “soft” version. Talk about losing state borders, Florida, Alabama, Missouri, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, the heartland of “Dixie” is becoming a near reality.
In analysis, one has to discern whether these are simply “events spinning out of control” or the orchestrations of an agenda driven organization, perhaps the inheritors of the mantle of the eugenics movement that put so much money into Hitler’s rise to power or something else?
The rules are simple:
- Who benefits?
- Follow the money
Yet those rules are never followed and those who ask relevant questions find themselves suffering the scrutiny and we might add retaliation of powerful US agencies.
Yet, we still ask: “Do we have proof of a conspiracy?”
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of VT, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.