Are we stupid enough to believe in American 'intelligence' again?
America is making a big show about looking for a 'lab leak' in China like they made a big show about inspecting Iraq for weapons of mass destruction. Are we really going to fall for this shit again? Haven't we seen this movie before? Didn't it suck?
There's no evidence for COVID-19 being created in a lab, but there doesn't have to be. America doesn't have to manufacture consent. They just have to manufacture doubt. They don't need to prove anything, they just need to sow doubt. Doubt was good enough to bomb Iraq, and it's good enough for Cold War II today.
America doesn't need a Ministry of Propaganda. Who needs state media when you have a prostrate press? The CIA just farts into the phone and the Wall Street Journal serves it up as a three-course meal.
Behold this headline, and then read on for how it's all bullshit.
First note the passive voice. There's no subject to this sentence because their actual source are, and I quote, "one person" and "another person", and they're all probably spies. That would sound dumb, so instead we have an intelligence report that became sentient and started a debate club.
This sort of sourcing wouldn't get past the editor of a high school paper, but here it is in the Wall Street Journal:
What is this nonsense? Who are these officials, and what department are they from? Who is "one person" and who was the "international partner"? Then who is "another person", and how are they qualified to describe documents as "exquisite quality"? Have you looked at the documents? Have you considered that these are fucking spies who might have their own agenda? This is straight from the horse's ass.
The only named source in this article is someone from the Trump administration and the only named document is from Trump's State Department months ago. You have to ask how is this even news right now.
The answer, of course, is that the Biden administration decided to make it news. They're wagging the dog. Someone got on the phone to the WSJ, gave some anonymous quotes, and the paper just ran it. This is how they manufacture doubt. A bunch of anonymous spooks fart into a telephone and 'journalists' describe how it tastes. Then reasonable people end up debating a conspiracy theory from last year. Ordinary people just see smoke and assume there's a fire. What else would they think? The CIA are serial arsonists and they do it cause it works.
This is how a story with no sources and no published documents suddenly becomes true. We've seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: it's a tragedy.
I am old enough to remember George W. Bush asking his intelligence services to look for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, just as Biden is 'asking' now. I remember Colin Powell sitting at the UN, pulling out a vial of blow, and pretending it was anthrax. He spouted the exact same bullshit we're hearing now.
The material I will present to you comes from a variety of sources. Some are U.S. sources. And some are those of other countries...
I cannot tell you everything that we know. But what I can share with you, when combined with what all of us have learned over the years, is deeply troubling. (Powell speech to the UN, 2003)
Powell later called this speech a great intelligence failure, but it was of course a grand success. The CIA's not a university, they're fucking spies. Deception is literally their job. Bush wanted a war and he got a war. Biden wants Cold War II and that's what he's getting today. On a bipartisan basis, Americans love them some war. I won't get into why they're so evil here; so evil as to weaponize public health, manipulate anti-Asian racism, and attack science all at once. My only question is to you. Are you so dumb?
I don't know the origin of COVID-19 and no one does. It's most likely zoonotic (ie natural, from animals). No new information has been added by America here, just deception and doubt. They're literally trying to inception us, planting seeds of doubt in our minds. The US government is pushing this story and they are historically, habitually full of shit. Don't you remember the Iraq War? Their ruinous deception and lies? Why would we ever believe them again?
As George W. Bush said, "There's an old saying in Tennessee—I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, 'Fool me once, shame on... shame on you. Fool me—you can't get fooled again.'"
Listen to Bush and remember his bullshit, which Biden proudly supported at the time. Don't get fooled again.
The original WSJ article is here. To get around their paywall you can use the Chrome browser extension here (you have to manually load it, scroll down for instructions). There's a good Twitter thread breaking down this issue here.
If you like this newsletter, sign up for a paid plan, it's the same thing but I get paid.