By Jeff Childers
Good morning, C&C, it’s Monday! Your roundup includes: US Department of Energy randomly issues a racist report blaming the pandemic on a Chinese lab leak; China and Iran escalate their way toward the Proxy War; Musk gets a little leverage; blockbuster study destroys more CDC lies about the vaccine’s safety; and John Fetterman’s story gets weirder, if you can imagine that.
🗞*WORLD NEWS AND COMMENTARY* 🗞
🔥 Everyone’s talking about the weekend’s Wall Street Journal exclusive article headlined, “Lab Leak Most Likely Origin of Covid-19 Pandemic, Energy Department Now Says.”
There weren’t many details. The Department of Energy, which (for some reason) apparently runs its own network of biological research labs, proactively issued a short, five-page report, requested by nobody, concluding it was more likely than not the covid virus leaked from a lab, and not from a bat or pangolin or hamster or something.
But … why now? And why not two years ago when a report like this could have been useful? The Department of Energy explained it has reviewed “new evidence.” Really? That sounds interesting, what’s the new evidence? Never mind. They didn’t say what the new evidence was, and they aren’t going to say. Just take their word for it.
It was really good too! It’s such a shame they can’t tell us, we would have loved it. Oh well.
The WSJ tallied up the current score with the help of well-placed anonymous intelligence insiders, and don’t you call them deep-staters. On the pro-side, now we have two agencies, the FBI and the Department of Energy, who prefer the lab-leak theory. Two others — the CIA and a super-secret un-named agency — say they can’t be sure. And on the con-side, we have the National Intelligence Council and four more super-secret unnamed agencies that prefer an animal source for the virus and eschew the lab.
Most of today’s chatter about this article relates to vindication for all the people — myself included — who were criticized, cancelled, or worse for ‘spreading’ the apparently-true ‘misinformation’ that the Wuhan Institute of Virology must have been somehow involved in this disaster. I even heard somebody’s put up a website where we can all apply for an apology. Possibly.
All that is great, but I already knew we were right, so I don’t feel particularly vindicated. I’m much more interested in the report’s TIMING. I don’t believe the super-classified “new evidence” nonsense. I don’t think it took them three years to draft a five page report. Instead, I suspect the timing has more to do with the next story than with the Department of Energy being enterprising and enthusiastic about discovering the origin of the pandemic.
🔥 On Friday — just two days before the WSJ dropped its exclusive article packed with quotes from anonymous intelligence officials who know about how all the super-secret, un-named agencies feel on the lab-leak issue — the Washington Post ran an indignant story headlined “China Considers Sending Russia Artillery Shells, U.S. Officials Say.”
Apparently, the striped-pants, champagne-cocktail crowd at the State Department thinks it would be totally outrageous and unethical if some big country were to start meddling in the Proxy War by giving one of the participants more weapons. I mean, who DOES that? People should stay out of the Proxy War and let the Ukrainians and Russians duke it out.
Keeping in mind the Department of Energy’s five-page lab-leak brief, and the fact that the Biden Administration used to think that accusing the Wuhan Institute of Virology of negligence was “racist,” consider how alarmed Team Biden was by Friday’s news China might toss some of its spare ordnance in Russia’s direction:
… a prospect that has alarmed those in the Biden administration who believe Beijing has the ability to transform the war’s trajectory.
Well. And just when Ukraine was on the brink of turning Russia into a third-world country. I’m sure you’ve seen, as I have, the countless articles tallying up Russian losses and salivating at the prospect the superpower would soon “run out of munitions” and start fighting with sharpened ski poles or something. Apparently all these geniuses never predicted that other non-NATO countries might eventually get pulled into the ESCALATING conflict.
A week ago, the Washington Post ran an alarmed headline warning China to stay out of it, headlined, “Blinken warns China against giving ‘lethal support’ to Russia, as leaders meet in Munich.” Now it seems China has ignored Mr. Blinken’s bluster, and is talking about artillery shells, a core item extremely useful for destroying troops, tanks, and infrastructure targets from long distances.
THIS is what “escalation” looks like. Which is a word we’ve been shouting into the Proxy War hurricane since day number one.
And if Proxy War supporters start saying, “well, we’ll just have to beat China too!”, then I intend to mock them so hard they’ll never sit down again without an inflatable cushion ring. Just try it.
But that’s just what the geniuses on Team Biden appear to be getting ready to say:
[U.S. Secretary] Blinken warned [China’s senior diplomat] Wang Yi that there would be “consequences if China provides material support to Russia or assistance with systemic sanctions evasion,” said State Department spokesman Ned Price… National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Friday,.. “China should not want to become tangibly involved in that manner.”
Let’s just go to war with EVERYBODY!
On Friday, China publicly called for a comprehensive cease-fire in conjunction with a 12-point peace plan. The United States immediately rejected the proposal — even before Ukraine could chime in — with U.S. officials stubbornly insisting that a cease-fire would only allow Russia to “rest” and “rearm.”
Sorry Ukraine citizens! The U.S. says no breaks from war for you. You have more work to do as Proxy War game pieces.
Anyway, it’s not just China. In the same article, the WSJ reported that Iran will be shipping more weapons to the Proxy War, too:
“Today, we have additional information that Iranian support for Russia’s war is expanding,” Kirby told reporters Friday. In November, he said, “Iran shipped artillery and tank rounds to Russia for use in Ukraine.”
Iranian support for Russia’s war is “expanding.” Isn’t “expanding” another word for “escalating?”
So. The dots I am connecting are (1) the Biden Administration’s anger at China for dabbling in its Proxy War, and (2) the magical, unrequested production of a hastily-prepared Department of Energy report adding one more tiny piece of evidence suggesting that China could be held responsible for the pandemic.
I could be wrong. I could be seeing political games and narrative control everywhere I look these days, when instead it might just be good, honest folk down at the DoE doing a crackerjack job.
But it’s my current working hypothesis.
🚀 Elon Musk has some new leverage in his many battles with the government. On Sunday, Secretary Blinken told CBS’s Chuck Todd that the government has been talking with Musk’s SpaceX company about the use of its Starlink satellite technology in Ukraine.
Earlier this month, a SpaceX executive accused the Ukrainian military of breaking its agreements by using Starlink for lethal drone targeting, and said the tech company would take steps to stop unauthorized use of its communication technology. Specifically, Blinken said, “Well, I can’t share any conversations we’ve had other than to say we’ve had conversations.”
If Elon were smart, and I think he is, he would use this leverage to throw the government off his back, and get it to agree to stay off his back in all Musk’s other ventures. No to mention whatever other advantages he can negotiate.
🔬 A blockbuster new Danish study quietly published last month in the Journal of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, headlined “SARS-CoV-2 spike mRNA Vaccine Sequences Circulate In Blood Up to 28 Days After Covid-19 Vaccination.”
This is NOT good news for the jabs or the people who took them. It shows that almost every original safety factor claimed about the jabs was NOT TRUE. Specifically, the researchers found:
We surprisingly found fragments of COVID-19 vaccine mRNA up to 28 days postvaccination in blood from chronic HCV patients vaccinated with mRNA vaccines from both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
In the study, while they were testing for other RNA related to hepatitis, the researchers accidentally stumbled across covid mRNA in patient blood samples as late as 28 days following injection. It’s a critical fact that all the study patients were Danish, because Denmark is one of the few countries that properly followed guidelines to aspirate prior to injection, which prevents accidental injection into the bloodstream.
So the mRNA didn’t get into the bloodstream by injection.
In other words, the first shocking implication of this study is that the mRNA is making its way into patients’ bloodstreams in some other way besides injection. Needless to say, it’s not supposed to do that. The mRNA was supposed to stay at the injection situs, or in other words, in the shoulder. Later they allowed that it might be also found in lymph nodes, “which is perfectly normal.”
But if the mRNA can get into the bloodstream, it can go nearly anywhere. One of the dumbest objections to mRNA-induced myocarditis was that there was no way for the mRNA to get to the heart. Well, this study shows how, and it’s not through accidentally hitting a vein.
The second implication is even more serious. The CDC’s central safety claim for the vaccines was that the mRNA degraded quickly in the body following injection. The CDC explained that mRNA is a very unstable molecule, and the body quickly eliminated it. But this study proves the opposite — the mRNA was discovered hanging around a month later, and that was the oldest sample they had.
It could be longer.
Each mRNA particle was supposedly coated with fat, a lipid nanoparticle (LNP) capsule to help it evade the immune system and get into cells where it can start making spike. These LNPs were supposed to be quickly eliminated, and the mRNA supposedly could only survive for mere minutes on its own. Certainly not days or weeks.
So first of all, the Danish study disproved the most significant safety claim, that the mRNA quickly disappears from the body. But even more important, it raises a new horrifying possibility: that the mRNA could be reproducing itself. Otherwise it is difficult to explain why the mRNA hadn’t been already removed by normal body processes 28 days later.
The agencies were absolutely 100% clear that there was NO WAY the mRNA could reproduce.
Finally: why on Earth hasn’t this been studied before? The original clinical trial participants could have easily been tested for mRNA well before the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization. Why didn’t the FDA make Pfizer and Moderna determine how long the mRNA persists in the body? And why did the CDC falsely claim that it quickly degraded?
I’m sure they’ll point to some in vitro study someplace but nobody should let them get away with that kind of lame answer. Super lame.
Tomorrow I’ll report on some encouraging developments related to prophylactic treatments for people who’ve taken the vaccines.
🔥 Breitbart ran an odd story Saturday headlined, “Sen. John Fetterman’s Wife Flees Country with Children After He Checks into Hospital.”
Let’s get the timeline straight. Pennsylvania Senator and jab injury survivor John Fetterman has been hospitalized TWICE since Congress convened last month. The first time was a couple weeks ago when he “felt lightheaded” during a Democrat retreat and then spent several days in the hospital “under observation.”
Fetterman was 100% fine, cleared by the docs, ready to embrace his Senatorial career and get to work. For a couple days.
Then last week, just a few days after being released from the hospital for the lightheadedness, Fetterman’s people announced that he had been re-hospitalized, this time for clinical levels anxiety and depression, because he had been working too hard for the people of Pennsylvania.
It must’ve come on pretty quickly. Nobody noticed his depression symptoms before, obviously, or they would’ve addressed it when Fetterman was in the hospital the first time.
Anyway, they said this time he might be in the hospital for weeks, or even months. So don’t expect to see John any time soon.
Then it got even weirder. The latest bizarre news developed this week. Fetterman’s wife Gisele tweeted that she’d left her home, and her husband, after spotting some news trucks outside their house.
Gisele Barreto Fetterman @giselefetterman
I am not really sure how to navigate this journey but am figuring it out slowly. 1 week ago today when the news dropped, the kids were off from school and media trucks circled our home. I did the first thing I could think of … pack them in the car and drive.2:06 PM ∙ Feb 24, 202334,320Likes931Retweets
The family — sans the dad — is trying their best to cope with the press of events by doing fun holiday activities like zip lining, turning John’s slowly-unfolding tragedy into a heartwarming journey of joy and self-discovery.
Gisele Barreto Fetterman @giselefetterman
We did some scary things but we did them together. We ziplined over Niagara Falls and August got stuck . We talked about flexibility and the need to always have an open heart and an open mind. https://t.co/8XkmrXrEIa
2:06 PM ∙ Feb 24, 202311,658Likes169Retweets
Pennsylvania’s elections statute is complicated, opinions vary, and the answer is not perfectly clear. But as far as I can tell, if Fetterman resigns before August 10th, his replacement would be specially elected. But after that date, the Governor can just appoint Fetterman’s replacement, who could then serve until the end of 2024.
So in other words, they have to keep him going until after August 10th.
All these facts, plus Fetterman’s complete disappearance from public view, are fueling a host of rumors, like a rumor that he’s already died,or that he’s in a coma with no signs of brain activity. So far none of that has any verifiable factual support that I can find.
Bit it IS strange that Mrs. Fetterman is traveling and not staying close to her hospitalized husband, but hey, everybody’s different.
Have a magnificent Monday! I’ll see you back here tomorrow for more.
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