This morning Russia’s RT reported that Twitter had suspended the official account of Russia’s Foreign Ministry:
⚡️ Russian MoD unveils new data on military and biological activities of the US and its allies in Ukraine and elsewhere in light of new information.
— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) August 4, 2022
After Russia’s war with Ukraine broke out six months ago, numerous harsh Western sanctions have been imposed upon Russia and individual Russians. But this suspension was unprecedented, with no such previous action having ever been taken against an official Twitter account of the Russian government.
This drastic step underscores the enormous gravity of those Russian accusations. If the world began to suspect that Covid was an American bioweapon, the global political landscape might dramatically shift.
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University is the high-ranking American academic who had chaired the Covid Commission of the Lancet, a leading medical journal. In May, he co-authored an article in America’s prestigious PNAS journal pointing to the very strong evidence that Covid was bioengineered in a laboratory and called for an independent inquiry into its origins.
A call for an independent inquiry into the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
Neil L. Harrison and Jeffrey D. Sachs • PNAS • May 19, 2022 • 2,800 Words
In that article, he emphasized that the EcoHealth Alliance, heavily funded by our own Department of Defense, had been very actively collecting exactly the sort of viruses that probably constituted the precursor stock to the genetically-engineered Covid virus.
These dramatic claims by leading academic figures should have resulted in major media headlines, but instead they were ignored by virtually all mainstream and alternative media outlets, though I discussed them in a column.
The following month, Prof. Sachs spoke at a Spanish think-tank conference and he strongly suggested that the Covid virus seemed to have emerged from American biotechnology. A few weeks later, RT ran a short item highlighting Sachs’s statements, and a clip of his remarks went super-viral a couple of days later, being retweeted more than 11,000 times and accumulating a million views, as I described in a column:
Wow😯Prof. Jeffrey Sachs:
"I chaired the commission for the Lancet for 2 years on Covid. I'm pretty convinced it came out of a US lab of biotechnology [...] We don't know for sure but there is enough evidence. [However] it's not being investigated, not in the US, not anywhere." pic.twitter.com/IYvSJnlv1q
— Arnaud Bertrand (@RnaudBertrand) July 2, 2022
Covid leaked from an AMERICAN lab and not the notorious Chinese facility at centre of pandemic cover-up, claims top US professor described as ‘Xi propagandist’
Connor Boyd • Daily Mail • July 4, 2022 • 1,500 Words
The following week I noted that the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster had played a major role in the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the Covid epidemic has been perhaps a thousand times greater in its global impact. If the world began to believe that Covid had an American origin, the geopolitical impact would be monumental. And with more than a million Americans dead and two years of lockdowns and disrupted lives, the domestic political consequences would be equally enormous:
A Thousand Times Greater Than the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
Ron Unz • The Unz Review • July 11, 2022 • 2,300 Words
Partly as a consequence of Prof. Sachs’s explosive claims, I was interviewed at the end of July by Sputnik News, a mainstream Russian media outlet with 20 million monthly visits. This finally allowed my Covid analysis to reach a much larger and more global audience:
US Publisher: What if COVID Outbreak is Part of the Pentagon’s Biowarfare Plan?
Ekaterina Blinova • Sputnik News • July 31, 2022 • 1,500 Words
The Sputnik article seems to have been one of the most popular on their website, with more than 100 endorsements by readers, and my own column on the controversy also generated strong traffic, with more than 300 comments:
Sputnik Scoops the Daily Mail
Ron Unz • The Unz Review • August 1, 2022 • 1,800 Words
A few days after the Sputnik article ran, Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov, the head of Russia’s Radiation, Chemical, and Biological Defense Forces, held a public briefing in which he raised the possibility of American responsibility for the global Covid epidemic. As RT reported:
US Government May Be Complicit in Emergence of Covid – Russia
Moscow is assessing the possibility that a Washington DC agency played a part in the creation of Covid-19
RT Staff • RT News • August 4, 2022 • 500 Words
I have no particular insight into the thinking of the Twitter monitors who suspended Russia’s account, but I suspect that they sincerely regarded those Russian Covid accusations as totally absurd and dangerous, an outrageous “conspiracy theory” having absolutely no basis in reality.
Corporate executives probably draw their understanding of the world from the same media sources as the general public, and if no Western journalists have ever hinted that Covid might have been an American bioweapon, the notion would seem just as unimaginable to a Twitter manager as it would to one’s own next-door neighbor. Those who control the media control the contours of perceived reality.
For more than two years, I’ve been stunned by the complete unwillingness of virtually any mainstream or alternative journalists to take notice of the very strong evidence of American culpability. Just yesterday I sent this note to a member of America’s elite establishment with whom I’ve been friendly for many years:
At the beginning of August Prof. Sachs gave a long interview to Current Affairs, a progressive alternative publication, in which he described the roadblocks his Lancet investigation into the origins of Covid had encountered. The scientific members serving under him refused to explore any American role in the creation of the virus and were unwilling to disclose the recent American research in related areas:
Why the Chair of the Lancet’s COVID-19 Commission Thinks The US Government Is Preventing a Real Investigation Into the Pandemic
Jeffrey Sachs • Current Affairs • August 2, 2022 • 4,300 Words
Since April 2020 I have argued that the Covid outbreak was likely due to an American biowarfare attack against China (and Iran), just as the Iranians had claimed at the time. This undertaking almost certainly occurred without the personal authorization of President Trump, and therefore constituted a “rogue operation.”
My own long series of articles has documented the very strong evidence of American guilt, notably including obvious foreknowledge of the Wuhan outbreak. All of the underlying source material was provided in the reporting of establishment media outlets and cannot easily be denied.
Ron Unz • The Unz Review • April 2020-December 2021 • 60,000 Words
I’ve also presented that same information in a number of podcast interviews, which have now been viewed nearly a million times, including almost 50,000 views in the last couple of days. As the facts they present become more widely known, dramatic political shifts may begin to occur.
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