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‘The Third Time It’s Enemy Action’

Posted on | October 5, 2020 | Comments Off on ‘The Third Time It’s Enemy Action’


“Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago:
‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence.
The third time it’s enemy action.’”

California Republican Omar Navarro invoked Goldfinger’s famous quote in questioning the timing of the COVID-19 outbreak that not only infected President Trump and the First Lady, but also Trump’s campaign manager and two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Phrases like “targeted strike” and “biological warfare” are being tossed around on social media. You’re not paranoid if they actually are out to get you, and Deborah Franklin reminds us:

On Friday, the city of Cleveland reported that 11 cases of COVID had been linked to the planning and set-up of the September 29th presidential debate. Some commenters on social media speculated that the Republican debate area had been saturated with the virus in a biological attack, coordinated with China.
The sudden illness of so many prominent Republicans brought to mind a mostly forgotten incident in January 2018. A chartered train carrying Republican lawmakers and their families to a retreat collided with a garbage truck that inexplicably was stranded on the track. The front car derailed, killing one person. The media displayed no interest in the story and offered no follow-up articles explaining the unlikely scenario.
Seven months before the train crash, a gunman opened fire on members of the Republican congressional baseball team, severely wounding Steve Scalise, who was then serving as House Majority Whip. NBC reported: “Witnesses told investigators that when the gunman arrived at the ballfield, he asked people, “Are these the Republicans or the Democrats?”
In the almost four years since Trump has become president, Republicans have suffered three potentially mass fatality events.

As sources go, “some commenters on social media speculated” is not optimal and, considering what we know, the Sept. 26 Rose Garden announcement of Barrett’s nomination seems a much better candidate as a coronavirus “super-spreader” event. That being said, it is not paranoid to ask the question how the virus penetrated the presidential inner circle, at a time when the pandemic has been declining for months. Logically, the risk would have been far greater in April, when Americans were dying at a rate of 2,500 a day from the Chinese disease, or July when daily new cases peaked at more than 75,000. Instead, Trump and other GOP leaders contracted COVID-19 when the peak of the pandemic is long past.

J.J. Sefton further stokes the furnace of paranoia:

Trump’s term so far has severely checked China’s totalitarian ambitions, strategically and economically. Many leading politicians, especially Democrats and in particular that party’s leaders (Biden and Feinstein in particular) have been in bed with them for decades. Given the recent revelations by a whistleblower claiming the Peking Pox did indeed originate in a Chinese bio lab, and given the fact that a Chinese agent pretending to be a journalist (no pun intended) who was infected and symptomatic was removed from a West Wing press conference a few months back… do the math.
Taking all of the above into account, it is not tinfoil hat nuttery to speculate that the President, his staff and other Republican leaders were, for all intents and purposes, subjected to a biological attack in an attempt to actually kill him/them, or severely cripple him in the hopes of once again sabotaging the election.

I know there have been Chinese agents in White House press briefings, but I have been unable to find a source for the claim that one of these infiltrator “journalists” tested positive for COVID-19.

However, there was at least one enemy agent at last week’s debate.


I don’t have proof that Chris Wallace is on the payroll of the Chinese Communist Party, but evidence that he is anti-American — an active agent of the #Resistance — has become rather abundant lately.



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