The Disarticulation of Pandemic War Propaganda

IN FOCUS, 5 Apr 2021

Raul Diego | MintPress News - TRANSCEND Media Service

Dragon blood harvest – Graphic by Antonio Cabrera

An investigative analysis takes apart a hackneyed piece of propaganda authored by an international alt-right clique with links to the Pentagon.

9 Feb 2021 – A now-deleted fact sheet published by the U.S. State Department on January 15, 2021, claimed that for over a year, “the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has systematically prevented a transparent and thorough investigation of the COVID-19 pandemic’s origin.” The official release of that fact sheet focuses on the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV); a controversial research lab in the Hubei province of China which has been the target of well-earned suspicions over its work on bat-borne zoonotic diseases like SARS-CoV-2, better known as the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Missing from the State Department’s missive is the intimate bond that this particular laboratory has to American scientific institutions and to a tight-knit group of individuals with direct links to the U.S. intelligence apparatus and the biodefense establishment. National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci’s funding of gain-of-function (GoF) research in 2014 at the Chinese lab is just one example. The highly polarizing GoF studies, which entail turbo-charging a pathogen’s virulence through the “generation of viruses with properties that do not exist in nature” present considerable biosafety hazards, which led the Obama administration to issue a federal moratorium on GoF research. The study Fauci funded at the WIV in 2014 was done so in contravention to the moratorium then in effect.

Deeper and more disturbing ties to outfits like USAID-funded Ecohealth Alliance have been covered by independent journalists like Sam Husseini and others, revealing the WIV’s close relationship to people like David R. Franz – former commander of Fort Detrick, the pre-eminent biowarfare and biodefense facility in the U.S. and the source of the anthrax spores used in the infamous 2001 anthrax attacks. In July 2020, this author carried out an investigation into the nexus between the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), USAID and zoonotic disease research in Asia.

Recently, some of these facts have seeped into mainstream news outlets as the “lab-leak” hypothesis, which suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen escaped from a laboratory in China. Careful to avoid drawing attention to links between American scientific institutions and their Chinese counterparts, a narrative is gathering momentum as the idea of a ‘cover-up’ by Chinese authorities is promulgated on prime time television news magazine shows like “60 Minutes,” which ran an expose the promoted the idea that China is “weaponizing” the pandemic. The narrative is not new and has been lingering in the background since the pandemic was declared.

But, as the Biden administration rolls in, there is a renewed push to vilify China and move it straight into the crosshairs as America’s next great enemy in the style of the Soviet Union, which dominated American foreign policy and global capital intervention for half a century. From reports that China is attempting to “steal” Americans’ DNA through firms tied to the Chinese military to borderline racist tropes about Chinese wet markets, predictable plotlines are being hashed to usher in a new global order based on the concept of so-called “stakeholder capitalism.” This reimagining of capitalist exploitation will rely on biometric identification systems tied to financial markets through the burgeoning AI-enabled Internet of Things (IoT), ‘smart’ cities, and blockchain technologies.

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In this multi-part investigative analysis, we will dissect a daring piece of propaganda titled “The Chinese Communist Party’s Global Lockdown Fraud” published on Medium which has been making the rounds on social media purporting to demonstrate that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is behind the global lockdowns and, by implication, the pandemic itself. The heavily-annotated “open letter” is addressed to the FBI and calls for an “expedited federal investigation into scientific fraud in COVID‑19 public health policies.”

The 10-point document exploits widespread fears and the economic hardship many are suffering as a result of the ubiquitous lockdowns and related policies adopted by governments around the world in the wake of the pandemic crisis. MintPress will dissect each point to reveal the fallacious arguments that underpin them and will examine the multiple authors’ background to uncover their ideologically-driven agendas and direct links to the U.S. Military establishment as well as other factors that render their case against China suspect, to say the least.



Raul Diego is a MintPress News Staff Writer, independent photojournalist, researcher, writer and documentary filmmaker.

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