Why the COVID lab leak cover-up is similar to Chernobyl
On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray dropped a nuclear bomb.
In an interview with Fox News, the country’s top G-man finally admitted what much of the world already believed: that Covid-19 “most likely” originated in a Chinese government-controlled lab in Wuhan. Originated from the event – emphasized eventnot an accident
Way’s public confirmation of a view that his agency has apparently held “for quite some time” came a day later. The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Department of Energy (DOE) had reached a similar conclusion.
According to a classified report presented to the White House and members of Congress, officials at the DOE — which oversees several national laboratories that conduct biological research — now agree that the Covid pandemic “most likely” originated from a lab. came from the leak.
The revelations come after three years of claims by everyone from the US government to major spy agencies to Washington’s Covid policy dictator. Dr. Anthony Fauci, That “Natural Phenomenon” The coronavirus was the only possible cause of the pandemic.
It wasn’t the Wuhan virology lab that released the virus; The same laboratory where the US-funded research was taking place, they insisted.
Instead, the virus originated in a nearby slaughterhouse. And anyone who dared to deviate from the party line, including medical professionals, was labeled a wild conspiracy theorist, racist, or both.
As the covid pandemic scandal unfolds, I can’t help but flashback to my birthplace, the USSR, and the USSR. Chernobyl Nuclear This accident happened 37 years ago in Ukraine during the Soviet era.
Indeed, the Covid lab-leak sham now spreading in my adopted homeland is reminiscent of the Soviet cover-up devised after the worst nuclear disaster in world history.
There are striking parallels to the tactics used by Washington decades ago – and by Moscow today – as ruling classes clamor to prevent their citizens from learning the truth.
On the night of 25-26 April 1986, A Destroyed by explosion and fire The Chernobyl 4 reactor, about 60 miles from Kiev, sends a radioactive cloud into the air that spreads across the Soviet Union and northern Europe.
As with the initial US efforts to minimize the severity of the Covid-19 outbreak in early 2020, The Soviets denied the initial reports That an accident had also occurred.
In fact, the order to evacuate the area did not come until 36 hours after the accident.
It wasn’t until Sweden, Finland and Denmark reported unusually high levels of radiation that the Kremlin finally acknowledged the situation.
Meanwhile, people were already dying from acute radiation syndrome (ARS), suffering from runny noses, nausea and vomiting as the government drafted “volunteers” from across the country to assist in the cleanup.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who flip-flopped on every possible Covid-related issue — from the efficacy of masks to the benefits of vaccines — on the spectacular campaign of denial and deception waged by Soviet apparatchiks on both domestic and international audiences. would be proud .
As Fauci argued, masking was unnecessary in the first months of the pandemicSoviet government-controlled media dismissed Western reports about the accident as unfounded, claiming that everything was under control.
“The problem is getting better,” An official of the Soviet Embassy in the United States assured Curious minds in the US government after the accident.
Meanwhile, the Soviets The news presenters emphasized to his fellow countrymen that “trouble is over.”
As for Fauci, it turns out that those initial masked messages were an attempt to save scarce protective gear in the face of possible shortages.
During the Chernobyl period, I was the subject of a Moscow university, like everyone else, of heavy anti-Americanism.
We dismissed those initial reports as Western distortion.
A French teacher even told the class that she had received a letter from her mother, who lived in a village far from the contaminated area, inviting her to come over for the summer.
Years later, I learned that my mother and aunt had gone to Chernobyl to visit my uncle, who had been drafted to help with the disaster.
My mother died of unknown causes seven years later at age 55, my uncle later died of thyroid cancer, and my aunt is now battling cancer.
Thousands of Russians Died from diseases such as cancer.
And yet, we were not allowed to ask any questions.
Even today, Chernobyl’s total death toll and long-term health effects are unknown due to a lack of accountability by the Soviet-era government.
More than 40 years later, I am amazed to see a similar concerted effort to obfuscate the beginning of the Covid pandemic.
Orchestrated by Big Government – with the collusion of Big Tech and Big Media – the goal is to disrupt and Stop any neutral public speech on this critical national security issue.
US intelligence agencies hid from Congress, and therefore the American people, that Covid-19 demonstrated clear alignment with China’s biological warfare doctrine and Beijing’s long-term programs to weaponize viruses.
This, despite the fact that the State Department knew as early as 2005 that China operated an offensive biological weapons program.
Aided by the left-wing media – playing the role of the communist-era newspaper here Pravda – The goal was to demonize anyone who strayed from the party line, including medical professionals.
The Soviet government’s motivation for the Chernobyl coverup, according to one Archive KGB report“It was to prevent panic and inflammatory rumours.”
Perhaps American officials had similar motivations more than three decades later. Whatever the thinking, as someone who fled dictatorship for democracy, I hope the new Covid revelations force our government to stop resorting to Soviet-style disinformation — and start providing Americans with the real information they need. They need to protect their health, and even their survival
Rebekah Koffler is president of Doctrine and Strategy Consulting, a former DIA intelligence officer, and author of “Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America.” Twitter: @rebekah0132