Friday, April 10, 2020

Video: 'I Found The Source of the Coronavirus' - Frontpagemag.com


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The virus was invented in a Chinese lab.




In this new video, Matthew Tye shares how: I Found The Source of the Coronavirus, refuting the claim that the pandemic started outside of China. Don't miss it!




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First documentary movie on origin of Chinese Communist Party coronavirus - Mordechai Sones


by Mordechai Sones

First documentary movie on origin of CCP virus, tracking down origin of Wuhan coronavirus.




The CCP virus, which originated from China, has rampaged through the world and caused more than 80,000 deaths, infecting at least 1.4 million.

The true number of deaths and infections is unknown due to the under-reporting of cases from mainland China.

In the new documentary presented by the Epoch Times and NTD, Epoch Times investigative reporter Joshua Philipp takes an in-depth look at the progression of the pandemic from January to April and leads us on a journey of discovery to bring the truth behind the matter to light.

From the Huanan Seafood Market in Hubei Province to the scandals at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, from long-running experiments on viruses to military takeovers, suspicious activities arise from every corner. Through vigorous investigations and the piecing together of hidden information, the documentary will unearth a more complete understanding of the situation surrounding the rise of this pandemic.

Suspicions uncovered from official reports and publicly available information also sprouted more questions, leading to surprising findings and inquiries.



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Hamas: A New Pretext to Attack Israel - Khaled Abu Toameh


by Khaled Abu Toameh

These Hamas leaders, who have done virtually nothing to provide basic healthcare in the Gaza Strip, are now trying to hold Israel responsible for the shortage of the ventilators in Palestinian hospitals.

  • These Hamas leaders, who have done virtually nothing to provide basic healthcare in the Gaza Strip, are now trying to hold Israel responsible for the shortage of the ventilators in Palestinian hospitals.
  • Since 2014, Hamas has invested about $120 million in the terror tunnels. According to various estimates, a terror tunnel costs anywhere from three to 10 million US dollars -- depending on its length and depth.
  • One might ask: What have Sinwar and other Hamas leaders done to help their hospitals and people in the past 12 years?... What about the responsibility of the Palestinian Authority government for the safety and health of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip?

On April 2, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar (right) threatened: "If ventilators are not brought to Gaza [by Israel], we will take them by force from Israel and stop the breathing of six million settlers." (Photo by Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images)

The leaders of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that has been controlling the Gaza Strip since 2007, say they are worried about the shortage of medical ventilators during the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

These Hamas leaders, who have done virtually nothing to provide basic healthcare in the Gaza Strip, are now trying to hold Israel responsible for the shortage of ventilators in Palestinian hospitals.
Hamas leaders are, in fact, threatening to use terrorism to force Israel to provide the Gaza Strip with ventilators.

These are the same leaders who until recently were authorizing rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip against Israeli communities. These are the same leaders who never miss an opportunity to remind everyone of their wish to destroy Israel. These are also the same leaders who never accept responsibility for the well-being of their people and constantly search for ways to blame Israel for the miseries of Palestinians.

The Hamas leaders who are now complaining about the lack of ventilators in their hospitals are the same as those who have invested tens of millions of dollars on manufacturing and smuggling weapons, including rockets, to attack Israel.

Since 2014, Hamas has invested about $120 million in the terror tunnels. According to various estimates, a terror tunnel costs anywhere from three to 10 million US dollars – depending on its length and depth.

Had Hamas invested a small amount of these funds to purchase medical equipment, the situation in the Gaza Strip hospitals today would be very different. Healthcare, however, has evidently been a rather low priority for the Hamas leadership.

Instead of offering to cooperate with Israel in the battle against coronavirus, Hamas is now seeking to divert attention from its failed policies by threatening to kill Jews for not helping the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Instead of asking for Israel's help, Hamas leaders have informed the State of Israel: "Help us or we will kill six million Jews."

That is what Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said during an interview on April 2 with a Hamas-affiliated TV station: "If ventilators are not brought to Gaza [by Israel]," he warned, "we will take them by force from Israel and stop the breathing of six million settlers."

Sinwar neglected to mention that in the past week, Israel dispatched hundreds of coronavirus test kits to medical personnel in the Gaza Strip.

He also forgot to mention that it was Israeli doctors who saved his life when he had brain surgery to remove a tumor while he was serving time in Israeli prison for murdering several Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel.

The brain surgery and the time he spent in Israeli prison has taught Sinwar that Israel has one of the best medical systems in the Middle East. That is probably why he now wants Israel to help the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

One might ask: What have Sinwar and other Hamas leaders done to help their hospitals and people in the past 12 years?

Hamas has been serving as the de facto government in the Gaza Strip since its violent takeover of the coastal enclave in 2007. As such, Hamas is responsible for managing the affairs of the two million Palestinians living under its rule, including their medical services.

Sinwar and his friends in the Hamas leadership evidently had more urgent things on its their agenda than handling healthcare issues in the Gaza Strip.

They evidently did not have the time to deal with such issues. They were busy digging tunnels along the border with Israel to enable Hamas to infiltrate Israel and kill Israelis. They did not have the time to inquire about the needs of the Gaza Strip hospitals: they were manufacturing rockets, mortars and drones. They were also busy smuggling weapons through the border with Egypt would later be used to attack Israel.

For the past two years, Sinwar and his friends in the Hamas leadership were also busy sending thousands of Palestinians to clash with Israeli soldiers near the Gaza-Israel border as part of the so-called Hamas-sponsored Great March of Return.

For the Hamas leadership, the weekly confrontations along the Gaza-Israel border were apparently more important than purchasing ventilators and other medical equipment for the hospitals in the Gaza Strip.

According to various reports, Hamas paid protesters more than $100 per person to take part in the demonstrations near the border with Israel. In addition, Hamas hired buses and vans to transport Palestinians to the scenes of the confrontations.

Hamas has, as well, spent millions of dollars to pay families whose children were killed or wounded during clashes with the Israeli soldiers.

On April 21, 2019, Ahmed al-Kurd, member of the Hamas "Political Bureau," estimated that just the past year, services and treatments have been provided to more than 10,000 injured Palestinians at a total cost of $5 million. In addition, Hamas covered the treatment for injured Palestinians who were sent abroad for medical attention, mainly to Turkey and Egypt.

Earlier that year, al-Kurd had announced the distribution of financial aid amounting to $100 to $150 to 4,000 families of Palestinians severely wounded during the weekly demonstrations.

Sinwar, notably, did not hold any Arab or Islamic government responsible for the possible spread of the virus among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

What about the responsibility of the Palestinian Authority government for the safety and health of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip? What about the moral responsibility of Arab and Islamic countries towards their Palestinian brethren there?

Hamas officials and spokesmen have in recent days increased their threats against Israel by arguing that Israel would bear any responsibility for the spread of coronavirus in the Gaza Strip.

The Hamas leaders have added another threat: Israel must release Palestinian prisoners from its prisons, including those prisoners convicted of murdering Jews, as they could be infected with the virus.

Hamas wants the world to believe that Israel alone, which totally withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, is responsible for the problems plaguing the Palestinians there.

The latest Hamas threats are aimed at paving the way for renewed terror attacks against Israel -- this time on the pretext that Israel is not providing the Gaza Strip with ventilators or releasing prisoners from its jails. This is a classic Hamas move: refusing responsibility for the safety of its people while directing the heat against Israel.

Perhaps the Coronavirus crisis will finally arouse the international community to hold the Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip to account for the millions of dollars they have dedicated to building -- not hospitals and healthcare facilities -- but terror tunnels and weapons manufacturing sites.


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Khaled Abu Toameh, an award-winning journalist based in Jerusalem, is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at Gatestone Institute.

Source: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15847/hamas-coronavirus-attack-israel

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Hamas Top Dog Tells Israel to Deliver Ventilators, Or 'We’ll Stop the Breathing of Six Million Israelis' - Robert Spencer


by Robert Spencer

Where have we heard that number before?




Yahya Sinwar, the leader of the jihad terror group Hamas, on Thursday boasted that if Israel didn’t come across with more ventilators for “Palestinian” coronavirus victims in Gaza, the jihadis “take them by force.” As if that weren’t enough, Sinwar added: “If ventilators are not brought into [Gaza], we’ll take them by force from Israel and stop the breathing of 6 million Israelis.” Of course, Sinwar wasn’t articulating any new imperative for the jihad group: a new genocide of the Jews has always been a cherished Hamas aspiration.

As The Palestinian Delusion explains, destroying Israel is, in Hamas’ view, a religious imperative -- even an act of worship. In 2012, Hamas published a music video that included a lyric apparently inspired by the “drive them out from where they drove you out” command and the Hadith calling on Muslims to kill Jews in order to hasten the Last Day: “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.”

To a Gaza imam, Ahmad Okasha, the only solution to the problems of the Palestinians was decreed by Muhammad himself in his own End Times prophecy of Muslims killing Jews. On Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV on November 5, 2018, Okasha said: “The most obvious Jihad on the face of the Earth is the Jihad in Palestine. There is no doubt or dispute about it. Muslims fighting Jews who occupied their land— there is no dispute here.”

Indeed, Okasha added, Jerusalem itself “shall only be liberated in the way decreed for us by Allah: ‘Judgment Day shall not come until you fight the Jews, and the trees and the rocks will say: “Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”’”

That genocidal Hadith is a favorite motif among contemporary jihadists. On March 30, 2007, a spokesman for Hamas, Dr. Ismail Radwan, said on Palestinian Authority television:
The Hour [Resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, and the rock and the tree will say: “Oh, Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, kill him!”
We must remind our Arab and Muslim nation, its leaders and people, its scholars and students, remind them that Palestine and the Al Aqsa mosque will not be liberated through summits nor by international resolutions, but it will be liberated through the rifle. It will not be liberated through negotiations, but through the rifle, since this occupation knows no language but the language of force.... O Allah, strengthen Islam and Muslims, and bring victory to your Jihad-fighting worshipers, in Palestine and everywhere.... Allah take the oppressor Jews and Americans and their supporters!

As for the tree that Muhammad referred to as “the tree of the Jews,” the Saudi sheikh Muhammad al-Arefe explained in 2008 that “studies conducted in Tel Aviv and in the Palestinian lands occupied by the Jews showed that they plant trees around their homes, because the Prophet Muhammad said that when the Muslims fight the Jews, each and every stone and tree will say: ‘Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’” The Jews planted these trees, al-Arefe said, because they are “not man enough to stand and fight” the Muslims.”

On official Palestinian Authority television on January 9, 2012, Palestinian Authority mufti Muhammad Hussein invoked the genocidal Hadith as he commemorated the forty-seventh anniversary of the founding of Fatah: “Forty-seven years ago the [Fatah] revolution started. Which revolution? The modern revolution of the Palestinian people’s history. In fact, Palestine in its entirety is a revolution, since [Caliph] Umar came [to conquer Jerusalem, A.D. 637], and continuing today, and until the End of Days. The reli- able Hadith [tradition attributed to Muhammad], [found] in the two reliable collections, Bukhari and Muslim, says: ‘The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews. The Jew will hide behind stones or trees. Then the stones or trees will call: “Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.” Except the Gharqad tree [which will keep silent].’ Therefore it is no wonder that you see Gharqad [trees] surrounding the [Israeli] settlements and colonies.”

Coronavirus, and whether or not Israel supplies ventilators to Gaza, is just the latest pretext. Hamas’ genocidal jihad imperative is constant.


 Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 19 books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book is The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here.
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God Help Us All: Dr. Fauci Knows Exactly What He's Doing - Michael Thau


by Michael Thau

Besides, despite Dr. Fauci's lack of candor, the open-endedness of the dystopian nightmare he's inflicted on us has always been clear.


Last Thursday, the scientific mastermind behind the economic carnage and spirit-crushing isolation now constituting the two main pillars of America's ingenious new public health strategy delivered some bad news. Dr. Fauci says we'll have to keep living like this until the virus is eradicated.

Even if "virus" isn't his nickname for the American people, following his advice still means a long, grueling haul. The economic shutdown and social confinement oppressing us have to continue for at least the minimum estimated 18 months it will take to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. Longer, since the stipulation that our rights don't get restored until new infections cease means we have to manufacture and distribute enough to inoculate 60% of the population. All told, we're talking God only knows how many years.

No remotely similar brutal experiment in tough love has ever been tried. So it's anyone's guess how bad things will get. The Great Depression saw just three consecutive years averaging around a 9% decline in GDP. Unemployment peaked at 25%. Much worse is already projected in just the coming months.

But even if our hardship snowballs into a catastrophe rivaling the crash of '29, we're at least likely to avoid its infamous breadlines. Impoverished people lining up for food would wreak havoc on Dr. Fauci's social distancing scheme. So he's likely to insist that any rations be delivered. The upside to house arrest during an economic meltdown is not having to wear the malodorous rags to which your clothes will be reduced in public.

Nor, thankfully, will you have to worry about how Dr. Fauci is faring. Rest assured: his high-level position in the federal bureaucracy provides ample insulation from any hardship inflicted on you. He's already acquired a security detail because some ingrates reacted to a suspension of our most basic rights, which makes the taxes George III imposed on our founding fathers look utterly minor, by subjecting poor Dr. Fauci to the same threats and insults literally every public figure gets. If things get bad, his new bodyguards will make sure he enjoys the decent food he's bound to have first dibs on undisturbed. That's probably why he remains so disturbingly cheerful whenever he has to push our faces a little farther into the dirt for our own good.

You needn't worry about Dr. Fauci missing any paychecks as so many Americans already have, either. Unlike us, in times of crisis, bureaucrats get to declare themselves "essential." No matter how much misery they rain down, we never have to worry they won't be compensated.

Dr. Fauci, in particular, is guaranteed never to miss a penny of his very nice salary since he's the most "essential" bureaucrat of all. His three decades of no experience whatsoever outside the federal bureaucracy means that neither his record of wildly exaggerating the threat of AIDS nor the disastrous job he did crafting a response negatively affected his career. In fact, results matter so little for "essential" people like Dr. Fauci that he still openly brags about his risibly false prediction that "AIDS would not stay confined to the populations where it first appeared" and become "a disaster for society." Dr. Fauci's bold lack of concern for epidemiological reality is exactly what's needed to guide us through this crisis.

He's also understandably proud that, after years of being vilified by AIDS activists for "killing people with red tape," he eventually realized that "much of their criticism was absolutely valid" and held off on killing any more. Who said noblesse oblige was dead?

Dr. Fauci's completely bogus scare-mongering and deadly policy recommendations the last time he directed our efforts against a new pathogen aren't the only reason we need to blindly follow his advice about this one. Though curing AIDS was his number-one priority, it was left to scientists in Europe to discover an effective treatment. But you know what they completely failed to do? Spend unimaginably large sums of money. Their successful treatment barely cost a dime compared to the tens of billions of your tax dollars Dr. Fauci pried from Congress to fund his failure. That's the true measure of success for any "essential" bureaucrat.

Without Dr. Fauci, who'll save you the next time some computer model produces scary numbers that its designers explicitly admit depend on "very large uncertainties"? Who'll destroy the economy and confine you to house arrest based on the work of people explicitly warning that it's "not at all certain" such measures will even accomplish anything?

One shudders to think what someone lacking Dr. Fauci's expertise might have done upon learning that the predicted number of hospitalizations solely responsible for generating the scary death rate he's putting us through hell to avoid were inflated almost tenfold. A lesser man might stupidly think eliminating any rationale for the misery he's inflicting on us means we need to reverse course immediately instead of wisely insisting that his pointlessly destructive policies continue indefinitely.

Besides, despite Dr. Fauci's lack of candor, the open-endedness of the dystopian nightmare he's inflicted on us has always been clear. Though who had time to bother looking carefully at the justification for peremptorily shutting down our businesses and confining us to our homes once we were given an awesome slogan like "flatten the curve" to mindlessly regurgitate? Not since "Where's the beef?" appeared to challenge and transform our conceptual framework has American intellectual life been so enlivened. But if we hadn't been diverted by the essential task of relentlessly barking "flatten the curve" at each other like trained seals, we might have noticed something.

Normally, this new coronavirus should start disappearing after a few months. When the percentage of people who'd been infected, recovered, and gained immunity got high enough, there would no longer be enough carriers for it to spread. So even those who hadn't acquired biological immunity nonetheless would become protected through herd immunity.

Remember those researchers whose computer model is motivating Dr. Fauci's restrictions? You know, the ones who said their projections could be totally wrong, and, even if not, the certain misery Dr. Fauci is inflicting on us still might not accomplish anything? Well, they've also repeatedly said one consequence of successfully slowing down the infection rate is preventing herd immunity. Hence, they warned that restoring our rights before herd immunity is artificially created through vaccination would put us right back where we started, rendering the hardship caused by suspending them in the first place pointless.

Another related consequence Dr. Fauci has been careful not to mention is that, because we're making the virus linger for many years instead of mere months, despite slowing down how fast it spreads, the restrictions strangling our lives won't decrease the number of people ultimately infected. We're only decreasing your chances of becoming infected now. Your overall chances of getting the virus at some point aren't any lower than if we'd let the infection rate remain high and not vastly increased how long the virus will be active by treating it like the severe flu Dr. Fauci admits it's likely to clinically resemble when addressing his peers

But perhaps your unaware that on March 26, Dr. Fauci himself said in the New England Journal of Medicine that "the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%)."

So, don't let what Dr. Fauci tells the inessential people he's inflicting misery on fool you. He's known from the beginning that the measures he allowed us to believe might be short-lived make sense only if they're maintained for at least several years and that they weren't going to reduce anyone's chances of catching COVID-19. He's fully aware that the projections about hospitalization rates justifying their implementation proved to be completely bogus and that we're barreling toward an economic catastrophe because of a virus akin to a seasonal flu.

Dr. Fauci may have completely bungled our response to AIDS through incompetence. But this time, he knows exactly what he's doing.

God help us all.


Michael Thau is working on a book examining on the alleged Russian hack of the DNC. You can find all his work at his website, Aclearerpicture.net.

Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/god_help_us_all_dr_fauci_knows_exactly_what_hes_doing.html

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Mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak creates Iran's worst nightmare - Hassan Mahmoudi


by Hassan Mahmoudi

Iran's example clearly demonstrates to everyone how distrust, inequality, looting, dictatorship, and the export of terrorism leave the field wide open for the spread of the coronavirus.


It may still be too soon to say for sure the coronavirus pandemic could totally change industrial production and the social relations that have been dominant and unchanged up until this time, but the information trend seems to be pointing in this direction. In the three months since COVID-19 erupted into the history of mankind, we have partially realized, in this new, harsh reality, that wealth and the superiority of technology do not save lives, but that solidarity, collective participation, reliance on sustainable community and environmental standards, and rules for health and safety do! In short, this is what a healthy society needs! This coronavirus outbreak has proved that ignoring these rules has irreparable consequences for all of humanity. "The new coronavirus attacks the foundation of communities, at the expense of people's lives and livelihoods," said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Wednesday, April 1.

"COVID-19 is the biggest test we have faced since the formation of the United Nations," he added.

The best example to prove this claim is Iran's catastrophic performance. According to international news agencies' reports, "Iran is the center of export of death in the region and the world as a whole." Iran's example clearly demonstrates to everyone how distrust, inequality, looting, dictatorship, and the export of terrorism leave the field wide open for the spread of the coronavirus.

After a month and a half, on Monday, March 30, Hassan Rouhani finally confessed in a video conference call with specialist doctors around the country that "with a little delay, we found out this disease had entered the country since late January." Rahman Fazli, the Iranian interior minister, had said on February 1, "We have no case of Coronavirus in Iran at this moment."

And Rouhani's health minister, Namaki, had claimed as recently as March 25 that he had received the first news of coronavirus infection in Qom on February 18.

Regime officials did not say why they had not discussed the matter with the people and why they had not taken the necessary measures. The main reason later put forward by some regime officials was that Khamenei, the supreme leader, did not want to disrupt the rally planned for February 11, the anniversary of the fall of the monarchy, or the pre-planned election scandal on February 21. They preferred letting the election go ahead to taking measures to stop the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the country. They deliberately allowed this deadly virus to spread throughout the country. Although they have now had to admit to a small portion of reality, they are still fearful of revealing the full truth and facing the force of the people's anger. Instead, they have deployed the IRGC cyber-division, mercenaries of the Quds Force, and the Ministry of Intelligence inside and outside the country to devalue and discredit the statistics and documents disclosed by the Iranian resistance. The regime is trying to minimize internal and international reflection and the impact of the documents disclosed.

Despite all their efforts, the Iranian regime has now become the target of public outrage. Linked uprisings throughout the country and ten prison uprisings over the past ten days have been a sign of the people's willingness to rebel against the ruling regime and a sign of the regime's ineffectiveness in dealing with popular protests. As a result, on March 26, the IRGC held a meeting of commanders to officially announce the existence of its ten division bases and their names. These ten division bases together with the Sar-Allah base, considered the most important center during any period of civil unrest, constitute a national network to command and direct the activities of the IRGC. These bases are formally designed to lead and direct an asymmetric war against an external threat, but their undisclosed goal is to counter domestic threats, such as protests and popular uprisings against the Islamic Republic. The popular uprisings during November 2019 and again in January 2020, after the strategic blow to the regime caused by the death of Qassem Soleimani, along with the regime's handling of the coronavirus outbreak and the collapse of all confidence in the system, have become highly significant threats to the survival of the regime.

The purpose of this announcement by the IRGC and the formation of its headquarters was to demonstrate the group's power by the establishment of a system of repression and a network of command to counter the fear of protests and popular uprisings. Khamenei turned to conspiracy theories by the U.S. and biological warfare in order to have a pretext to show off these forces. Khamenei announced that IRGC troops would be prepared to fight biological warfare as an excuse to put them on the streets, ready to suppress protests and uprisings.

One cannot help but feel that everything those running the regime are doing is in a desperate attempt to escape from the nightmare situation they themselves have created so they can again stamp their authority on and regain control in Iran, the region, and the world. In the rapidly changing global situation since the arrival of the coronavirus, they may that find this an extremely uphill task.


Hassan Mahmoudi, social analyst, researcher, is an independent observer and commentator of Middle Eastern and Iranian affairs.

Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/04/mishandling_of_the_coronavirus_outbreak_creates_irans_worst_nightmare.html

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Trump Vs. World Health Organization - Joseph Klein


by Joseph Klein

How the UN 'health' organization carries water for communist China.





President Trump has decided to re-examine U.S. funding of the World Health Organization (WHO), which dropped the ball as the coronavirus began spreading in China and beyond. “We want to look into the World Health Organization because they really called it wrong,” President Trump said at this Tuesday's White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing. “They seem to be very China-centric,” he added. “That’s a nice way of saying it, but they seem to be very China-centric, and they seem to err always on the side of China.” The facts are entirely on President Trump’s side.

Taking information from China, the origin of the coronavirus outbreak, at face value, WHO’s leadership went along with China’s initial refusal to even admit human to human contamination. By the end of December 2019, Chinese authorities were already suppressing attempts by at least one brave Chinese doctor to sound a warning about the outbreak of an illness resembling severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). However, WHO turned a blind eye. In a statement issued on January 9, 2020, WHO said, “According to Chinese authorities, the virus in question can cause severe illness in some patients and does not transmit readily between people. China has strong public health capacities and resources to respond and manage respiratory disease outbreaks.”

By mid-January 2020, the human to human transmission of the coronavirus was clear to Chinese doctors on the front line. Yet, WHO still stuck with the official Chinese government’s narrative denying the obvious. On January 14, 2020, WHO tweeted, “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China.” On January 16, 2020, WHO declared, “Not enough is known to draw definitive conclusions about how it is transmitted, the clinical features of the disease, the extent to which it has spread, or its source, which remains unknown.” On January 22, 2020, the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “I was very impressed by the detail and depth of China’s presentation. I also appreciate the cooperation of China’s Minister of Health, who I have spoken with directly during the last few days and weeks. His leadership and the intervention of President Xi and Premier Li have been invaluable, and all the measures they have taken to respond to the outbreak.” On January 28, 2020, Tedros and two other WHO officials met with President Xi Jinping in Beijing. “We appreciate the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership, and the transparency they have demonstrated,” Tedros said with a straight face. 

These are just the early examples of WHO’s medical malpractice. WHO's leadership failed to ask critical questions about the origin and spread of the virus and failed to promptly undertake an independent onsite investigation by WHO's own health professionals, with the objective of stopping the spread of the coronavirus at a time that it could have been contained. Instead, WHO unswervingly relied on the Chinese authorities’ disinformation about the coronavirus. But WHO’s medical malpractice didn’t stop there.

WHO delayed declaring the coronavirus a “public health emergency of international concern” until January 30, 2020 – waiting a full month after the first case of the virus was reported. An Emergency Committee was convened by the WHO Director-General Tedros to address the crisis. It stated on January 30 that it “welcomed the leadership and political commitment of the very highest levels of Chinese government, their commitment to transparency, and the efforts made to investigate and contain the current outbreak.”

Relying on advice from the Emergency Committee, Tedros issued his set of “Temporary Recommendations” on January 30th, which “does not recommend any travel or trade restriction based on the current information available.” Fortunately, President Trump did not listen to that portion of WHO’s advice. The president instituted very tight restrictions on travel from China into the United States on January 31, 2020. Just a few days later, Tedros committed additional medical malpractice of his own when he warned that such “restrictions can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.” If President Trump had not acted early, many more Americans could have become infected with the virus and died. Dr. Anthony Fauci said, “One of the things we did right was very early cut off travel from China to the United States.” He called President Trump’s action “the right public health call.”

Tedros reacted defensively to President Trump’s documentable criticism of WHO’s handling of the coronavirus crisis under the director-general’s leadership.  "Not only that we said we have been doing everything we can,” he said, “but we will continue to do everything — day and night like we have been doing to save lives. We don’t want to waste time." The problem is that WHO wasted very valuable time, allowing through its inaction the virus’s spread to turn into a worldwide pandemic. The reason, as President Trump put it, is that WHO under Tedros’s leadership seemed to “err always on the side of China.” No wonder. Tedros knows which side his bread is buttered on. He owes his job to China’s strong campaigning on his behalf.

Tedros’s willingness to carry China’s water contrasts starkly with how former WHO Director-General Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland handled the 2003 SARS outbreak in China. Not only did WHO under Dr. Brundtland’s leadership recommend travel restrictions. She criticized China’s failure to report quickly the first cases of SARS and its lack of cooperation with the international community.  "It would have been definitely helpful if the international expertise and WHO had been able to help at an earlier stage," Dr. Brundtland said. "When I say that it would have been better, it means that I'm saying as the director general of the World Health Organisation: next time something strange and new comes anywhere in the world let us come in as quickly as possible." China did not heed this advice when the coronavirus first reared its ugly head in Wuhan. Indeed, the Chinese government compounded the reckless behavior it had displayed back in 2003. Only this time, WHO’s current director-general is China’s apologist-in-chief. Tedros still has nothing constructive to say about China’s outrageous decision to re-open the wet markets where the coronavirus may have first been transmitted to a human being. As Michael Collins, a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote last February, “The WHO’s weak response to China’s mishandling of the COVID-19 outbreak has laundered China’s image at the expense of the WHO’s credibility… The time is ripe for clear leadership from the WHO based on science not politics.” To date, WHO’s leadership has been all about playing geopolitics for China’s benefit.

Not surprisingly, the United Nations bureaucracy is circling the wagons around WHO. After proclaiming WHO’s past accomplishments, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said cryptically, regarding the handling of the current pandemic, that “it is possible that the same facts have had different readings by different entities.” The facts speak for themselves. There is only one correct reading. WHO, under Tedro’s leadership, bungled its handling of the coronavirus crisis big time.

The Obama administration’s clueless ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, tweeted, “We all know @realDonaldTrump will do anything to divert from the his own disastrous response to #COVID19, but cutting @WHO funding during the worst pandemic in a century would be sheer lunacy.”

Continuing the current level of U.S. funding without significant reforms in the management and operation of the World Health Organization, beginning with the immediate removal of China’s puppet Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as WHO's director-general, would be the height of lunacy. The United States is by far the largest funder of WHO’s budget. China’s assessed contribution  for 2020-2021 ($57,439,805) is about half of the United States’ assessed contribution for 2020-2021 ($115,766,922). The disparity in voluntary contributions to WHO is much larger. Based on data for 2018-2019, updated until the fourth quarter of 2019, China’s voluntary contributions totaled $10,184,000. The U.S. total of voluntary contributions for 2018-2019, updated until the fourth quarter of 2019, was $656,092,000. China pledged an additional $20 million to WHO in March 2020, for which Tedros went out of his way to thank the Chinese government and people.

“If it were up to me, the whole world should send China a bill for the pandemic," Senator Lindsey Graham said last Monday. "This is the third pandemic to come out of China and they come from these wet markets where they have bats and monkeys with the virus -- carrying the virus -- intermingled with the food supply. Yeah, I'd make China pay big time."

The first modest step that the United States should take with regard to WHO funding, pending further investigation, is to immediately cap U.S. voluntary contributions for 2020-2021 to no more than $30 million - the sum of China’s voluntary contributions for the last two years and its pledge of an additional $20 million this year. That would represent a cut of approximately 95 percent in voluntary contributions shelled out by U.S. taxpayers to fund the China-centric World Health Organization as it exists today.

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Joseph Klein

Source: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/04/trump-threatens-cut-us-funding-flawed-world-health-joseph-klein/

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Lenin's Train Goes Chugging through American Education - Bruce Deitrick Price


by Bruce Deitrick Price

The propaganda campaign in the U.S. K–12 system has succeeded. Vladimir Lenin would be delighted.


After the October Revolution, propaganda trains toured the Russian countryside with actors and artists on board, officials, a printing press, a mobile movie theater, posters, and leaflets to be thrown from the windows.

The V.I. Lenin was the most famous of such trains. Comrade Lenin lived there for weeks at a time circa 1918 as he took his Revolution directly to the peasants. Everyone called this train "Lenin's Train."

What was the aim and the spirit of this propaganda train, and of Lenin's leadership generally? As Lenin famously proclaimed: "We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth[.] ... We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us."

The Bolsheviks took over Russia pretending to have widespread popular support. In fact, a tiny cult had seized power against the will of the vast majority. To hide this nasty reality, "the leading Bolsheviks instituted propaganda on a governmental level. While propaganda had been around for a long time, the Bolshevik innovation consisted in assigning propaganda a central place in national life: previously employed to touch up or distort reality, in Communist Russia propaganda became a surrogate reality."

That's the essence of Lenin's Train: it's another world. The key weapon in its influence is agitprop, a portmanteau for "highly politicized art, journalism, or education. The Department for Agitation and Propaganda was the government agency established to produce Agitpróp. This label was specific to the Marxism practiced by Communists in the Soviet Union." Agitprop was cocaine and steroids for the far left. Even if they couldn't win philosophically or militarily, the communists believed they could destroy any target with ever more ingenious lies and disinformation.

Nothing has changed in 100 years. Aren't CNN and the machinations of Adam Schiff descended from Lenin's Train? Ditto the New York Times with its 1619 project, which is pure agitprop (where the Times tries to out-Zinn Zinn).

In effect, the Communist Party in Moscow, with lethal contempt, waged continuous war against everyone outside the party. You ride Lenin's Train or you don't ride.

Lenin preached the necessity of trickery, deceit, lawbreaking, and concealing truth. Americans should wonder about consequences: "[s]uch convictions set the stage for decades of murder on an industrial scale. In total, no fewer than 20 million Soviet citizens were put to death by the regime or died as a direct result of its repressive policies. This does not include the millions who died in the wars, epidemics and famines that were predictable consequences of Bolshevik policies, if not directly caused by them." As Lenin said, "the goal of socialism is communism." Apparently, the goal of communism is the liquidation of everything else.

A long forgotten conspiracy from the 1950s illustrates how well organized and aggressive these communists were. The Korean War revealed that one third of American prisoners of war collaborated with the enemy. The main explanation was that American soldiers didn't know any reasons to be patriotic. Merrill Root, a literature professor, published a book in 1958 titled Brainwashing in the High Schools, which pointed out that 11 of the history books used in public schools were basically the same book, each written by a left-wing professor, each suppressing anything favorable or flattering to the US.

Think of the organizational power required to manipulate the history profession, and to coordinate the publishing and selection of these 11 books. In short, the public schools were seldom teaching anything that might make future soldiers more devoted to their own country. As Prof. Root says, "[t]hey had a vacuum where they should've had a storehouse of knowledge about the American Revolution, the founding fathers, the Constitution, and the nature of our constitutional republic."

QED: "Withholding and concealing truth" had become the new mission of our schools. It's easy to think of our school system as one vast Lenin's Train with printing presses, classrooms, government teachers, textbooks, and posters to hand out. Every day, the kids board the train and learn nothing except to hate their country. Agitprop rules.

The people on Lenin's Train believe with Lenin that "there are no morals in politics; there is only expedience." All very practical, but Realpolitik as practiced by the communists tends to make humans subhuman. This process is also called "the deliberate dumbing down of America."

Stella Morabito, a shrewd observer, concludes: "Without real journalism and a free flow of real information, people lose the ability to exercise real thought. Today, when I hear a news outlet talk about its programming, I can't help but think of programming computers or cult recruits. Listening to the news is more like an exercise in thought reform — in which you are being told or nudged in how to think about an issue — than it is the objective flow of actual news you can digest and think through on your own."

Marxists.org casually acknowledges "[t]he crucial importance of revolutionary agitation and propaganda. And with good reason. Together, agitation and propaganda, are a mighty and indispensable weapon in the Party's revolutionary arsenal." Then and now.

Shockingly, our media don't even pretend to investigate or explain the steady decline of American public schools. There appears to be an unexpected but far-ranging collusion between the media and the educrats. Our newspapers seem to be ready accomplices in a political adventurism that is perfectly summed up in these words: we must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth." And so the free press becomes the agitprop press.

The idiocy of K–12 education is now so pronounced, there's a flood of videos where mystified students are asked, "What's 7x9?" or "What three countries are in North America?"

The Education Establishment, like the media, can't possibly claim they don't know what's going on. They can't possibly claim they didn't preside over our educational decline. There is nothing wrong with the brains of our young people. What's wrong is that nobody bothers to teach them very much. Lenin did command his followers to withhold and conceal truth.


Bruce Deitrick Price's new book is Saving K-12 -- What happened to our public schools? How do we fix them? Price deconstructs educational methods on Improve-Education.org.

Source: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/lenins_train_goes_chugging_through_american_education.html

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EU: Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic Broke EU Law - Judith Bergman


by Judith Bergman

When the member EU nations' sovereignty to determine law is usurped

  • The ruling effectively removes the sovereignty of EU member states to make their own decisions regarding the keeping of public law, order and national security in the case of EU migration policies, if those decisions conflict with EU obligations.
  • In addition, the ruling of the court goes against evidence that migration flows into Europe do indeed constitute a real security danger that has cost European lives.
  • How national authorities are supposed to distinguish between actual "war refugees" and terrorists impersonating war refugees is not suggested by the Court, which appears curiously uninterested in dealing with the reality of migration.
  • The Court's ruling does not only contradict facts and common sense. It sends the distinct signal to foreign regimes, such as that of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that sending migrants to the continent for whatever purpose, even political blackmail, will be successful, because European institutions, such as the EU Court of Justice, will do their utmost to ensure that even the most rebellious EU member states, such as Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, will be forced to receive them.

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic broke EU law when they refused to take in migrants under the European Union's September 2015 relocation agreement. Pictured from left to right: Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban give a joint press conference on March 4, 2020 in Prague. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images)

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic broke EU law when they refused to take in migrants under the European Union's September 2015 relocation agreement. During the 2015 migrant crisis, EU leaders agreed to relocate 160,000 migrants and refugees EU-wide, assigning each EU member state a fixed quota from the camps in Italy and Greece, where migrants and refugees were arriving in record numbers. However, the Czech Republic accepted only 12 of the 2,000 refugees assigned it, while Hungary and Poland took in none.

In 2017, the EU took Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) over that refusal to take migrants. On April 2, 2020, the CJEU ruled against the three countries. The ruling followed the October 2019 recommendation by the Court's Advocate General, legal advisor to the Court, which said that EU law must be followed and that the EU's principle of solidarity "necessarily sometimes implies accepting burden-sharing".

In its judgment, the Court dismissed the three countries' argument that they were entitled to refuse the relocation scheme based on concerns for the maintenance of law and order and the safeguarding of internal security. The Court agreed that those concerns constituted legitimate reasons to derogate from obligations of EU law[1]. However, the Court ruled that EU member states refusing to take in migrants under the relocation scheme could only legitimately do so if they proved, "following a case-by-case investigation, on consistent, objective and specific evidence that provides grounds for suspecting that the applicant in question represents an actual or potential danger".

As Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had not proven any specific and concrete danger for each of the migrants that they refused to take in under the relocation scheme, they had not been justified in "suspending the implementation of or even ceasing to implement its obligations under the relocation decisions".

The Court's ruling comes at a time when the European Union is experiencing unprecedented disunity over the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and just weeks after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent, and muscular attempts at utilizing migrants for the purpose of political blackmail against EU leaders.

The ruling effectively removes the sovereignty of EU member states to make their own decisions regarding the keeping of public law, order and national security in the case of EU migration policies, if those decisions conflict with EU obligations. The ruling does so by setting up criteria that are impossible to meet. A "case-by-case investigation, on consistent, objective and specific evidence that provides grounds for suspecting that the applicant in question represents an actual or potential danger" is unworkable today for the following reasons:

The EU's own European Migration Network, an "EU network of migration and asylum experts who work together to provide objective, comparable policy-relevant information", which works under the auspices of the European Commission, published a report in 2017, "Challenges and practices for establishing the identity of third country nationals in migration procedures". According to the report, which was based on input from almost all EU member states:
"Generally, (Member) States observed an increase in the number of international protection applicants unable to provide a valid proof of identity... Most (Member) States reported that applicants for international protection are often not able to provide official travel and/or identity documents, and even if these are provided, a further challenge lies in determining whether these are genuine".
Given these documented difficulties, why did the Court set up criteria -- "case-by-case investigation, on consistent, objective and specific evidence that provides grounds for suspecting that the applicant in question represents an actual or potential danger" -- that are entirely unrealistic?

In addition, the ruling of the court goes against evidence that migration flows into Europe do indeed constitute a real security danger that has cost European lives. In his November 2019 report, "What Terrorist Migration Over European Borders Can Teach About American Border Security", Todd Bensman, a senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, described the extent to which terrorists disguised as migrants have entered the European Union to commit terrorist attacks.
According to Bensman:
"Between January 2014 and January 2018, at least 104 Islamist extremists entered Europe by way of migration...The majority of the 104 Islamist migrant-terrorists — 75 — were primarily affiliated with ISIS, while 13 were affiliated with Jabhat al Nusra... Of the 104 migrants implicated in terrorist acts, 29 were involved in 16 completed attacks inside Europe between 2015 and 2018. These attacks killed 170 people and wounded at least 878 more, according to an analysis of media accounts... At least 27 were part of one large cell of operatives dispatched onto the migration trails by ISIS...Of the 65 migrant-terrorists involved in completed or thwarted attacks, at least 40 appeared to have been purposefully deployed into migrant flows toward Europe, impersonating war refugees, to conduct or support attacks in Europe. ISIS was responsible for this infiltration operation..."
How national authorities are supposed to distinguish between actual "war refugees" and terrorists impersonating war refugees is not suggested by the Court, which appears curiously uninterested in dealing with the reality of migration.

Another problem with the Court's requirement that member states must prove that a migrant will constitute a potential or present danger to the maintenance of law and order is that this may also be impossible, even if a clean criminal record is available at the time that a migrant seeks to enter a country. The presence of large numbers of migrants from primarily the Middle East and North Africa has brought with it a documented increase in crimes that did not use to exist in European countries. One such crime is gang rape, which is now widespread in a country like Sweden, which has taken in very large numbers of migrants over the past several decades, but was literally unheard of until the 1980s. The mass sexual assaults on women by migrants in European cities such as Hamburg and Cologne, on New Year's 2015-16, where it was estimated that 2,000 men, mainly migrants, sexually assaulted 1,200 women, was also a new kind of crime. "There is a connection between the emergence of this phenomenon and the rapid migration in 2015," Holger Münch, president of the German Federal Crime Police Office, said in July 2016 about the incidents.

No amount of investigations by Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic could have possibly predicted what migrants, among the more than one million that entered into Europe during the 2015 migrant crisis, would participate in such crimes.

The Court's ruling does not only contradict facts and common sense. It sends the distinct signal to foreign regimes, such as that of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that sending migrants to the continent for whatever purpose, even political blackmail, will be successful, because European institutions, such as the Court of Justice of the European Union, will do their utmost to ensure that even the most rebellious EU member states, such as Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, will be forced to receive them.
Judith Bergman, a columnist, lawyer and political analyst, is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Gatestone Institute.

[1] The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, article 72, explicitly provides that concerns for maintenance of law and order and the safeguarding of internal security constitute legitimate reasons to derogate from EU obligations.


Judith Bergman, a columnist, lawyer and political analyst, is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Gatestone Institute.

Source: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15857/poland-hungary-czech-republic-sovereignty

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