…by Jonas E. Alexis
The Nation has recently spilled the beans and seems to be saying the same thing that VT has been reporting for weeks: the United States knew about Covid-19 long ago. It states:
“Despite President Trump’s repeated assertions that the Covid-19 epidemic was ‘unforeseen’ and ‘came out of nowhere,’ the Pentagon was well aware of not just the threat of a novel influenza, but even anticipated the consequent scarcity of ventilators, face masks, and hospital beds, according to a 2017 Pentagon plan obtained by The Nation.
“‘The most likely and significant threat is a novel respiratory disease, particularly a novel influenza disease,’ the military plan states. Covid-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the novel (meaning new to humans) coronavirus. The document specifically references coronavirus on several occasions, in one instance saying, ‘Coronavirus infections [are] common around the world.’
“The plan represents an update to an earlier Department of Defense pandemic influenza response plan, noting that it ‘incorporates insights from several recent outbreaks including…2012 Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus.’”
“Denis Kaufman, who served as head of the Infectious Diseases and Countermeasures Division at the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2014 to 2017, stressed that US intelligence had been well-aware of the dangers of coronaviruses for years. (Kaufman retired from his decades-long career in the military in December of 2017.)
“‘The Intelligence Community has warned about the threat from highly pathogenic influenza viruses for two decades at least. They have warned about coronaviruses for at least five years,’ Kaufman explained in an interview.”
We shouldn’t be surprised at all here because the whole coronavirus stuff is obviously another way for the military industrial complex to manipulate the masses. The million-dollar question is simply this: who really suffers the most from this whole debacle? The Deep State? The military industrial complex? Big Pharma? Jared Kushner? Donald Trump? Or the average person who is really trying to put food on the table and support his family?
The Covid-19 epidemic will almost certainly expose the manipulators of this world for what they really are. So far, things aren’t going well for them.
 Ken Klippenstein, “Exclusive: The Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming,” The Nation, April 1, 2017.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.