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Paradigm Shift by Pandemic

(This article, written by Joel McCleary and Mark Medish, first appeared in Counterpunch.) Nobel-winning biologist Joshua Lederberg warned “the single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on the planet is the virus.”  The Covid19 pandemic is a wakeup call to this existential truth. The reality of the novel coronavirus pandemic must now usher in a...

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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...


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,...


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...


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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