By Ado Paglinawan
As the only one in the world who has written a book attempting to investigate Covid-19 origins, and who has cancelled-out China as the possible source of Patient Zero, the mere mention of biolabs triggers my curiosity.
Last June 12, Jim Holt of Gateway Pundit released a report entitled “US Department of Defense Finally Comes Clean – Admits in Public Document that There Are 46 US Military-Funded Biolabs in Ukraine”
This went viral and was journaled by the Global Research Group of Canada and echoed even by Morning Star, the only English-language socialist daily newspaper in the world.
But according to Politifact.com, one of Facebook’s so-called truth verifiers, “There was no “coming clean” — and the US government made no such admission. “
Politifact submitted this three-point summary:
- The United States government didn’t admit that there are 46 U.S.-funded biolabs in Ukraine.
- The document, referenced by far-right and socialist websites, repeats known information about 46 Ukrainian-owned-and -operated laboratories, health facilities and diagnostic sites that have received support from the U.S.
- The government fact sheet specifically states that Ukraine “has no nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons programs.”
So let us sift the wheat from the weeds.
The Pentagon released a new fact sheet about the government’s efforts to lessen the threat of weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine, Russia and other former Soviet countries
Read carefully our screengrab from the Department of Defense website:
In a desperate hairsplit, Politifact further said:
“But these are mischaracterizations. The (Department of Defense) document doesn’t contain any evidence — new or otherwise — of U.S. biolabs in Ukraine.”
Adding insult to injury, “The 46 facilities referenced in the articles and in the government’s fact sheet are owned and operated by Ukraine, and information about the facilities’ existence has been made publicly available by the Pentagon for some time.”
Indeed there is no mention of “nuclear”, but as to what differentiates biolabs from health facilties and disease diagnostic sites, or in the language of Victoria Nuland, “research facilities”, joggles my mind.
While there is single no person to which an “admission” is credited, I am at a loss of words what to call posting in one’s official website.
What Politifact is saying is that the color of the wall is not violet but magenta, a classic form of doublespeak, or allusions emanating from a forked tongue.
Recall that last March, former Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who was also a 2020 presidential candidate, twitted based on testimony from the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs in Eurasia, Victoria Nuland who admitted during her testimony before a US Senate committee the existence of biological research labs in Ukraine.
In her tweet, Gabbard said “There are 25+US-funded biolabs in Ukraine which if breached would release and spread deadly pathogens to US and world.
“We must take action now to prevent disaster. US, Russia, Ukraine, NATO, UN and EU must implement a ceasefire now around these labs until they’re secured and pathogens destroyed.”
Less than 24 hours later, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that reports of biolabs in Ukraine were fake news propagated by Russia.
The Democrat-fake news-media complex then attacked anyone who brought up the biolabs in Ukraine.
Surprisingly, Republican-in-Name-Only Mitt Romney accused former Democrat Gabbard of spreading ‘treasonous lies’ for simply talking about the US-funded biolabs in Ukraine. She is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.”
A few days after, Baggard was interviewed by Tucker Carlson of Fox News on Romney’s remarks.
Following that development, Russia released alleged captured documents from Ukraine exposing evidence of US Military Biolabs in Ukraine in front of the United Nations General Assembly.
Lies come home
Meanwhile (Ret) Col. Douglas Macgregor, a senior fellow with The American Conservative and the former advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the Trump writes, “Having lied prolifically for months to the American public about the origins and conduct of the war in Ukraine, the media are now preparing the American, British, and other Western publics for Ukraine’s military collapse.
He correctly said that the Western media did everything in its power to give the Ukrainian defense the appearance of far greater strength than it really possessed. Russian losses and the true extent of Ukraine’s own losses, he adds, were distorted, fabricated, or simply ignored. But conditions on the battlefield changed little over time.
MacGregor explains, “The result has been the piecemeal annihilation of Ukrainian forces. Only the episodic infusion of U.S. and allied weapons kept Kiev’s battered legions in the field; legions that are now dying in great numbers thanks to Washington’s proxy war.
“Kiev’s war with Moscow is lost.
“Ukrainian forces are being bled white. Trained replacements do not exist in sufficient numbers to influence the battle, and the situation grows more desperate by the hour. No amount of U.S. and allied military aid or assistance short of direct military intervention by U.S. and NATO ground forces can change this harsh reality.”
In his analysis, MacGregor says whether the fighting stops in the early fall will depend on two key factors.
The first involves the leadership in Kiev. Will the Zelensky government consent to the Biden program for perpetual conflict with Russia?
The former advisor to President Trump argues, “If the Biden administration has its way, Kiev will continue to operate as a base for the buildup of new forces poised to threaten Moscow. In practice, this means Kiev must commit national suicide by exposing the Ukrainian heartland west of the Dnieper River to massive, devastating strikes by Russia’s long-range missile and rocket forces.
“These developments are not inevitable, but Berlin, Paris, Rome, Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Vilnius, Riga, Tallin, and, yes, even Warsaw, do not have to blindly follow Washington’s lead.”
Europeans, like most Americans, are already peering into the abyss of an all-encompassing economic downturn that Biden’s policies are creating at home. But unlike Americans who must cope with the consequences of Biden’s ill-conceived policies, European governments can opt out of Biden’s perpetual-war plan for Ukraine.
MacGregor points says the second factor involves Washington itself. Having poured more than $60 billion or a little more than $18 billion a month in direct or indirect transfers into a Ukrainian state that is now crumbling, the important question is, where will the funds come from to rebuild Ukraine’s shattered society in a developing global economic emergency?
When inflation costs the average American household an extra $460 per month to buy the same goods and services this year as they did last year, added to the cumulative of the effects of repeated strategic failures in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, when the Americans go to their midterm elections in November 2022, Biden is likely to be remembered for his intransigence; his refusal to change course, his failure in Ukraine.
Washington cannot dictate all outcomes, nor can Washington escape accountability for its profligate spending and having ruined American prosperity.