The Democrats spin machine of the virus gets bogged down in facts

 Angelo Codevilla:

Joe Biden’s instruction to the U.S. intelligence community to report whether the novel coronavirus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology is a comical attempt to avoid being discredited by the unraveling narrative that China’s role in the pandemic is another manifestation of racism. You know, the racism that results in Asian Americans being beaten in the streets by white Trump voters insidiously disguised as black Democrats. Having much invested in that narrative, the Democratic Party wants to distance itself from its unavoidable collapse.

Basic facts should be stipulated.

U.S. intelligence does not possess hard facts to prove exactly what happened in that lab. If it had them, it would have informed the previous president as well as the current one.

Nor does U.S. intelligence have sources in China, human or technical, placed and uncompromised, capable of yielding such information. This is not the place to rehearse the well-known near absence of American intelligence agents with the language and cultural skills to penetrate China, or the total lack of operatives with cover to do so, or our intelligence agencies’ deadly allergy to operational security, or the Chinese government’s demonstrated success in corrupting, intimidating, silencing, discrediting, removing, and “disappearing” intelligence assets, or the competence of China’s electronic security.

Or, for that matter, the Chinese government’s success in persuading the U.S. government—the Biden Administration in particular and woke media up till now—in agreeing to an “investigation” of COVID-19’s source designed ab initio to hide rather than reveal.

That stipulated, there has always been ample circumstantial evidence that the bat virus came from the Wuhan lab, especially since its capacity to “jump” from one species to another is precisely the “gain of function” experiment in which the lab was engaged—paid for in part by money supplied by the U.S government. The evidence for this is documentary, entirely definitive, and involves none other than the unerring, well-remunerated Anthony Fauci.

America’s video and print archives are bursting with records of the very best, most authoritative, most impeccable, figures of government, medicine, and the media shouting down and canceling with identical invectives—“conspiracy theories,” “unfounded,” being the mildest—any and all who suggested the mere need to take seriously the possibility that accounts from Chinese personnel involved in the lab as well as from U.S. diplomats who had visited it are correct.

The corrupt narrative having served its immediate electoral purpose in 2020, and it being impossible for absolutely all in the media and government to continue prostituting themselves to it, its unraveling was inevitable. Facebook and Twitter don’t have to explain why what was banned yesterday is no longer banned, and vice versa. But the politicians?

Today, the U.S. intelligence community’s leadership is the group on which the Democratic Party can rely most securely to spin and massage reality in a manner convenient to itself and (thanks to claims of “security”) difficult to challenge.

That is why during President Biden’s prescribed 90 days the “investigation” will consist of endless high-level sessions, during which the report’s every word will be weighed and focus-grouped to place the Biden Administration in the most favorable light.

The fact that the first people to come down with the virus were workers in the lab has been known for some time.  I think Facebook and Twitter are run by people with an animus toward Donald Trump and they also have business interests in China that they did not want to lose if China was found responsible for the spread of the virus.  

Democrats seem to rely on certain buzz words for their arguments such as "the science" and "the Intelligence."  In doing so, it gives them an opportunity to twist the facts to support their political agenda.

They knew from the start about evidence of the lab leak.


They covered it up because a crisis launched by a hostile foreign country's government -- even if due to incompetence and sloppiness rather than intent -- would benefit the current president.

Who was Trump, of course.

Knowledge that China created this in the lab would have created a rally-round-the-flag effect for Trump.

And they couldn't have that.

So they lied.



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