By Jeff Childers
Greetings and salutations, C&C, we’re halfway there, it’s Wednesday! Strap in, your hypersonic roundup today includes: the NYT runs a fabulous “sorry (not sorry)” article trying to shift Fauci’s fraudulent narrative, and makes a stunning mask admission; Tucker up, Fox News down; a mini-roundup on Sudan news: You’ll never guess what’s popped up there now; Russian forces fighting in Sudan, and so are British forces, but it is definitely not a Proxy War; Russia and China vacuuming up world’s gold; weird unexplained gold heist; germ bombs; handy-dandy Sudan timeline; mysterious Canadian gold heist; German media starting to view jabs skeptically; and a terrific development in that Chinese election-data stealing case.
🗞💬 *WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 💬🗞
💉 The New York Times ran a hagiographic article yesterday headlined, “The Long-Slow Dissolution of Anthony Fauci, Public Health’s Sacrificial Chupacabra.” Sorry, I made that up. That’s what the headline should have been. It was actually headlined, “Dr. Fauci Looks Back: ‘Something Clearly Went Wrong’.”
You don’t say.
Before I get to the story’s smelly entrails, feast your peepers on this next example of Times’ so-called journalism, one of the story’s folksy Fauci photos, with a heartwarming caption saying something like “Fauci, now retired, relaxes at home.” Observe with wonderment all the cute fridge magnets, the modest appliances, his thoughtful, introspective gaze, and by Jiminy, it even looks like the good doctor just finished doing the dishes!
Give me a freaking break. We’re meant to believe this disgraceful human cockroach even wears a BUTTONED-UP SUIT — in his own kitchen?
Oh please. If that’s Fauci’s kitchen, then Fauci is Gregor Samsa. Kafka would smile approvingly. Of course, this is exactly the kind of pablum the New York Times’ readers can never get enough of, like a swarm of meth-addled ants discovering an unattended picnic.
And that’s not even the cover photo, which was a dramatic black and white photo of Fauci somberly adjusting his tie. I can’t bring myself to put you through that, go find it yourself if you’re a glutton for punishment.
Anyway, the article’s lead sentence set the tone: “It was, perhaps, an impossible job.” Maybe. Or perhaps not. Who can say? In the second paragraph, the story numbers Fauci’s “problems,” which mostly seem like wins to me:
— Elon Musk joked on Twitter that his pronouns were “Prosecute/Fauci”,
— at least 30 states have passed laws limiting public-health pandemic powers,
— Anthony Fauci ‘retired’,
— barely half of Americans say they trust the country’s public-health institutions to manage a future pandemic,
— The Wall Street Journal said Fauci’s legacy was “sowing distrust about public health and vaccines”,
— leftist magazine The Drift mocked Fauci as “Doctor Do-Little”,
— Matt Gaetz said Fauci had “blood on his hands,”
— Gov. DeSantis advised “Grab that little elf and chuck him across the Potomac”,
— “almost certainly, schools stayed closed longer than they needed to”, and
— “vaccination rates never approached the levels of peer nations — and the problem wasn’t just the anti-vaccine right.”
I mean, that’s barely a start, but it’s a start. With the exception of school closures, all that other stuff counts as a win in my book. And the Times did, eventually, get around to the post-jab excess deaths problem:
[The United States has] done much worse, compared with our peers, since vaccination began than we had before.
In a Q&A format that sounded more like two new lovers discussing the headlines, and which allowed Fauci to just blather endlessly about whatever unchallenged nonsense he wanted to, the Times and Fauci finally discovered together the electrifying solution that anti-vaxxers are responsible for the excess deaths.
Fauci: I mean, only 68 percent of the country is vaccinated. If you rank us among both developed and developing countries, we do really poorly. We’re not even in the top ten. We’re way down there.
Oh, and don’t forget white supremacists:
[Fauci:] And the health disparities — racial and ethnic health disparities. Every country has a little bit of that, but we really have a lot of it.
In other words, it’s not HIS fault, it is all Fauci’s political enemies’ fault. Finally, the mutually-congratulatory softball question that showed where the official narrative is headed — maybe it was NOBODY’S FAULT:
[Interviewer:] Which makes me wonder, was it vanity to believe, as many of us did early in the pandemic, that we had the tools we needed to bring the nightmare to an end?
Fauci: Yeah, you’re probably onto something there, David. I remember a public conversation I was having about the importance of a very effective degree of preparedness — how much it will allow you to escape significant damage from an outbreak. And I remember saying, depending on the transmissibility, morbidity and mortality of a particular pathogen, that sometimes no matter how well you are prepared, you are going to get a lot of hurt. This was one of those outbreaks. And you’re absolutely right.
But the nugget of real news, buried way down toward the end of the interview, was a moon-shattering narrative shift to accommodate all the new studies showing that masks don’t work. You have to see it to believe it:
[Interviewer:] To be clear: I’m not someone who doesn’t think masks work. I think the science and the data show that they do work, but that they aren’t perfect and that at the population level the effect can be somewhat small. In what was probably our best study, from Bangladesh, in places where mask use tripled, positive tests were reduced by less than 10 percent.
Fauci: It’s a good point in general, but I disagree with your premise a bit. From a broad public-health standpoint, at the population level, masks work at the margins — maybe 10 percent. But for an individual who religiously wears a mask, a well-fitted KN95 or N95, it’s not at the margin. It really does work.
Hahahaha! Cut-up t-shirts work, but only a little! Ten percent! Does that sound like anything they were saying before ten minutes ago? Do you think mask mandates — especially for kids — would’ve have a snowball’s chance if they’d told us there was a POSSIBLE ten-percent benefit of SLOWED SPREAD? How about when you compare that implausible benefit to the risk of Mask Induced Exhaustion Syndrome and BRAIN DAMAGE? (* See Monday’s studies.)
And does a ten-percent reduction in spread even amount to any significant benefit at all amidst a pandemic? (Assuming, of course, there was ever a pandemic.) In other words, “wear this mask, and you have a ten percent chance of catching covid a little later!”
Keep trying, New York Times. We aren’t buying this story either.
🔥 Tucker still isn’t talking, wisely, neither on social media or in answer to reporter’s requests for comment. He did change his bios though. Meanwhile, Fox’s viewership fell by about -600,000 viewers on Monday compared to the week before, and the new giant’s stock dropped about -5%, according to Yahoo Finance. So.
🔥 Surprise, surprise, surprise! Those pesky biolabs are just popping up everywhere you look these days. But before I start on the report, let me set the table for you.
Remember all the news lately from Sudan? The country that just tried to give Russia a Red Sea naval base but then suffered a sudden and unexpected color revolution? The one that is conveniently-located in the near Middle East, directly south from Egypt, caddy-corner across the pond from Israel? You remember Sudan, where we just helicoptered all our embassy staff out in another embarrassing “tail between our legs” evacuation? You know, the African country that looks for all the world like the next convenient candidate to replace Ukraine in the Proxy War?
THAT Sudan. Now you remember! And you’re probably starting to suspect that you know where this story is going, don’t you?
Reuters ran a story yesterday headlined, “‘High Bio-Hazard Risk’ in Sudan After Laboratory Seized, WHO Says.”
My goodness. Another third-world, US-controlled biolab. What are the odds?
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that unidentified “fighters” in conflict-ravaged Sudan had occupied a government-owned biological laboratory:
There is a “high risk of biological hazard” in Sudan’s capital Khartoum after one of the warring parties seized a laboratory holding measles and cholera pathogens and other hazardous materials, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.
Huh. “Other hazardous materials.” I wonder what they could be?
Laura Ingraham covered the story, and the Chyron asked the obvious question:
The reporter Laura interviewed explained why on Earth anyone in their right mind would build a high-tech biolab researching deadly pathogens in a country with no oversight and even less security. Well, that’s the point:
“There’s generally less red tape, compared to labs in the West… the lab works with the W.H.O., whose largest funding comes from the US Government. That’s a data point worth keeping an eye on, especially if it comes out later that some of the lab’s work was… um … non-scientific in its application.”
Non-scientific? Nice euphemism. I guess “non-scientific” means “military.”
You know me, I did a little poking around to see if I could find any tell-tales of gain-of-function lab leaks. And guess what? Turn out that for some reason, in 2017, a Harvard researcher accused the W.H.O. of covering up a massive cholera outbreak in Sudan:
Weird! It’s just a conspiracy theory, but the facts match what would have happened if the W.H.O.’s lab, tinkering with cholera, accidentally (on purpose) leaked some and then cleaned it up.
Sorry, Sudan! (Not sorry.)
🚀 Various reports identified the Sudanese faction now occupying the lab as the “RSF”, which is — of course — the Russian-aligned faction.
Now, I’m just a lawyer, not a fancy World Health Organization deep stater. But I’m wondering — stay with me here — apart from wanting to do illegal gain of function stuff and get away with it, why else you would stash a highly-dangerous biological research facility in ANY politically unstable area? What is a GOOD reason for that? Aren’t all these sketchy, down-low third-world biolabs now sitting ducks for enemies — like Russia — to pounce on the instant things start to get real?
If the W.H.O. were acting in good faith, I could maybe see a Sudanese germ collection center or something, set near an airport, where they could collect samples and immediately remove them to a first-world facility somewhere else.
But a germ LABORATORY? Where they’re mixing your cholera with their polio to see what happens, and tinkering around with the bugs’ genetics to find out the next pandemic?
Somebody needs to explain to me the rationale. I’m not getting it.
In other words, even setting aside whatever the Russians are finding out about what we were really doing over there, what happens if one of the soldiers intentionally or accidentally bumps into a rack of super-covid or Marburg-plus and somebody’s latest science experiment slips onto the US-funded tile floor? Pandemic redux?
I’m not the only one. Here’s how CNN reported the story:
A germ bomb. Sounds delightful. Are germ bombs better or worse than hypersonic missiles?
🔥 It’s starting to look like we, the U.S., are late to the party. Here’s a handy-dandy timeline someone whipped up and posted to social media:
Weird. From the timeline, it almost looks like … oh never mind. I’ll just leave it at, “So.”
🔥 Still not sure if it’s a Sudanese Proxy War yet? Consider that British troops are now landing in Sudan. From the UK Independent:
So many questions. Who are the British troops fighting? What were all those British nationals doing in Sudan? Is “doctor” a euphemism for “germ researcher?”
Now check out this story. Aljazeera ran an article on April 17th headlined, “Russian Mercenaries in Sudan: What Is the Wagner Group’s Role?” The sub-headline explained, “The Russian mercenary group has been accused of plundering Sudan’s gold resources to bankroll operations in Ukraine.”
Russian mercenaries? The Wagner Group? Gold? Why gold? What gold? I wonder if headlines like this one give us any insights into Russia’s Sudanese interests:
Ah, so it’s not just Russia. According to the Daily Hodl article, according to recent reports, China — which corporate media keeps telling us is broke — has added 102 tons of gold to its stockpiles since the start of the year. TONS. Literally tons of gold.
The BRICS countries are vacuuming all the world’s gold, presumably to make a currency backed by gold, which is exactly what the U.S. dollar is not, as critics have been pointing out since we left the sanity zone over fifty years ago. Would YOU prefer a currency backed by gold? Over the dollar?
Just what is the Proxy War REALLY about?
🔥 That dot connects, maybe, with this next one: another bizarre gold story from Canada that hit corporate media only a couple days ago:
That’s a ton of gold. Some stories say the amount of gold was “only” twenty million and not a hundred million, but either way the whole thing is pretty sus. It took a couple days to even figure out WHOSE gold it was, but reports are now saying the gold belonged to Canadian Toronto Dominion (TD) Bank.
Why is TD Bank hoarding gold? And who stole it? Will we ever know? How do you “steal” 3,600 pounds of gold? Stuff it in your underpants? How many trucks would be needed to “steal” 3,600 pounds of gold? Were they disguised as ethnic food trucks or something? Did they haul it all out in an LGBTQIA++ pride parade? Did they use an army of trans smugglers that nobody wanted to pat down?
Finally, if Russia has its Wagner Group mercenaries in Sudan scraping up gold, how much additional trouble would it be to snatch a U.S. bio lab or two?
Note: If you’d enjoy, for whatever reason, a deeper-dive into the Wagner Group, here’s a pretty good YouTube primer from Aljazeera about Russia’s private army (about 30 mins):
💉 I’ve run out of time to summarize it for you, but Eugyppius published an encouraging Substack a couple days ago titled, “Vaccine injuries become the dominant theme of German reporting on the mRNA jabs, as the Covid vaccinations face unacknowledged yet ever wider cultural and social repudiation.”
eugyppius: a plague chronicle
Vaccine injuries become the dominant theme of German reporting on the mRNA jabs, as the Covid vaccinations face unacknowledged yet ever wider cultural and social repudiation
Last month, German Health Minister and renowned virus pest Karl Lauterbach gave a remarkable interview in which he denounced “exorbitant” pharmaceutical profits, deplored “dismaying” vaccine injuries, and called for the manufacturers to set aside funds for those who have been harmed…
3 days ago · 856 likes · 344 comments · eugyppius
Eugyppius ended on a sour note, but I don’t share his pessimism. He was encouraged by the spreading dissatisfaction with the jabs and their coverage in German media, but lamented that the focus on anecdotal reports masks the wider categorical harms caused by the mRNA injections. But to me, the blooming individual case reports are a necessary step, a bridge, from the complete embargo on vaccine injuries to a broader recognition that they are in fact an insanely dangerous product.
Time will tell. But the Germans seem to be catching on to the game. That’s progress.
🔥 UnCoverDC ran a heartwarming story last week headlined, “Konnech, Inc. Drops Its Lawsuit Against True the Vote.”
You may remember heroic elections investigators Gregg Philips and Catherine Engelbrecht, who were briefly jailed last year for refusing to reveal their sources, until a judge ordered them released. They had alleged that Konnech, through sketchy California businessman Eugene Wu (who was also briefly arrested, then released), provided software to US supervisors of elections allowing private data on millions of elections workers to be sent to China.
Konnech then sued the two courageous activists and their company “True the Vote” for defamation, unlawful comptuter access, and other related counts.
But Konnech dropped its lawsuit against True the Vote last Wednesday morning, one day after Engelbrecht Phillips launched their new Open.Ink website, which published key evidence supporting their side of the case. According to UncoverDC, last Tuesday morning, Konnech’s lawyers contacted True the Vote’s lawyers and said the lawsuit and all claims against them would be dropped.
It’s terrific news, another lawfare victory. Philips and Englebrecht have pledged to continue working to expose the wrongdoers, God bless them.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Let’s get back here tomorrow for another great C&C roundup.
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