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The Spies Who Predicted COVID-19 

The Spies Who Predicted COVID-19 

Former CIA spokesman Kent Harrington runs down the history of warnings from the intelligence community about pandemics. There were quite a few. Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama paid attention. The intelligence community first raised the alert immediately after President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, when then-DNI Dennis Blair testified that, “The most pressing...

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Intelligence Findings on COVID19 Origins: Not Man-Made or Genetically Modified

Intelligence Findings on COVID19 Origins: Not Man-Made or Genetically Modified

“I will tell you, more and more, we’re hearing the story [that the new coronavirus emerged from a Wuhan lab,” President Trump said last April. On April 30, Trump said he had a “high degree of confidence” the new coronavirus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China. Trump said he was “not allowed” to revealed his sources,...

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Another Scientist Who Says COVID19 Was Not Man-Made

Another Scientist Who Says COVID19 Was Not Man-Made

Professor Francois Balloux of the Genetics Department of the University College of London tweets that the genome–the genetic makeup–of the COVID19 virus does not look like it was engineered by humans. This is the same conclusion that scientists at Western intelligence agencies have reached. Richard Dearlove, a former director of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service has...

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Could the Death of the National Security State be the Silver Lining of COVID-19?

Could the Death of the National Security State be the Silver Lining of COVID-19?

[This article was first published in a wise magazine called Counterpunch. Subscribe here.] Could something good come from the catastrophe of COVID-19? Might the epic insecurity of a plague teach us something about national security? Political scientist Micah Zenko calls the current pandemic “the worst intelligence failure in U.S. history.” Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman...

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Trump’s Trade Adviser Repeats Unsubstantiated COVID Theory

Trump’s Trade Adviser Repeats Unsubstantiated COVID Theory

First it was former MI6 director Richard Dearlove espousing a theory about the origins of the COVID virus that has no foundation in fact. Now it’s White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. ‘Navarro says on CNN’s “State of the Union” that it remains unclear how the virus started and “until we get some information about...