Communist-inspired Anti-Vaccine Protests
By Cliff Kincaid
The greatest communist disinformation campaigns in history include Operation Dragon, in order to obscure a communist role in the murder of JFK, and Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI operation using Russian sources to sabotage the Donald J. Trump presidency. But equally significant is the on-going operation to stop people from associating the China virus with the deaths of more than 5 million people worldwide and 762,000 Americans.
Incredibly, having released the virus which is devastating the world, China is benefiting from it as well. Bloomberg Business reports that the pandemic has made China the world's top exporter of COVID-19 vaccines, “a dramatic ascent for China's pharmaceutical industry.”
Making all of this possible, ironically, is American resistance to American-made vaccines that have saved millions of lives, with most of that resistance coming from the MAGA movement in the form of supporters of Donald J. Trump, the president whose business acumen and executive decisions made the vaccines possible.
Former Democratic Party advisor and feminist Naomi Wolf is now being presented as a vaccine expert to conservative audiences, including Stephen K. Bannon’s “War Room,” where she alleges that American vaccine makers are in cahoots with American intelligence agencies. She declared, “The CEO of Pfizer made it clear he was in alignment with the FBI and the CIA and that they were on his side warning him about these dark horses that were saying bad things about vaccines or maybe trying to hack Pfizer… He’s definitely trotting out the intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies to say, ‘we’ve got them on our side.'”
What Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla actually said was that “some countries” were behind cyberattacks on his firm and “the spread of misinformation” about the vaccines and the disease. He referred to them as criminals because “they literally cost millions of lives…”
He was undoubtedly referring to China and Russia, a fact confirmed by various agencies and news organizations.
While Bannon claims to be in the business of exposing the Chinese Communist Party, he ignores how the Chinese and the Russians have been busy trying to discredit President Trump’s signature achievement – the Warp Speed vaccines.
His guest, Naomi Wolf, was a member of “a star-studded panel” of celebrities back in 2008 that judged entries in an ad contest to support Barack Hussein Obama’s campaign for president. Other members were Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Oliver Stone, Steve Buscemi, Jessie Jackson, and John Legend.
A former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton, Wolf is also being featured on Tucker Carlson’s Fox show.
But former President Trump said that “…if we didn't come up during the Trump administration with the vaccine, you could have 100 million people dead just like you had in 1917” with the Spanish flu.
Lt. Gen Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, died from Covid-19 earlier this year. His colleague, Ronald J. Rychlak, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, told me, “Pacepa took the threat of the virus seriously. He and his 92-year-old wife tried to avoid the risk as best they could. The virus prevented at least one, probably two meetings he and I would have had over the past year. It also stopped my research in Rome for the second edition of Disinformation that we were working on.”
The book’s full title was, Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.
All of this disinformation is being brought to bear on the debate over Covid-19 and the vaccines. It is resulting in more lives lost to the virus.
Pacepa and Rychlak contend that the “Dragon Operation,” designed to shift blame for Kennedy’s murder away from the Communists, “has become one of the most successful disinformation operations in contemporary history.”
But I think Covid-19 disinformation has been far more successful.
Back in January, Politico reporters Carmen Paun and Susannah Luthi noted that, after promoting alternative theories about the coronavirus’ origins, in an attempt to deflect attention from the Wuhan lab, the Red Chinese launched a “vaccine smear campaign,” designed to sow doubts about the safety of shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. This was designed in part to provide “talking points for vaccine skeptics in the United States…”
The intention, of course, was to weaken the United States by spreading a dangerous virus and discrediting the vaccines which can in most cases help people avoid hospitalization and death from the disease.
In testimony before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, former Trump deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger referred to how China and Russia have been running propaganda questioning “the effectiveness and safety of Western-made COVID-19 vaccines.” In this regard, he said there were indications “that China-based influence operations online are outpacing Russian efforts to amplify some conspiracy theories.”
An April report from the European External Action Service, an agency usually reluctant to challenge Moscow or Beijing, documented how China and Russia were promoting their own vaccines and had launched “disinformation and manipulation efforts to undermine trust in Western-made vaccines…”
The China motive is obvious – the regime is using its own inferior vaccines to expand its influence around the world.
An outfit called Bridge Consulting operates the “China COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker” and comments, “Since the pandemic outbreak, China has committed to make its COVID-19 vaccines a global public good. On multiple occasions, high-level Chinese officials have declared that China is fulfilling this pledge by exporting and donating its COVID-19 vaccines to as many countries that it can.”
The phrase “global public good” is propaganda, of course, and obscures the fact that the virus itself is a dangerous and contagious killer. In general, however, the Chinese are getting away with the release of the virus and their lies about their own vaccines being effective while the American-made vaccines are not.
Commenting on President Biden’s virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Rep. Rob Wittman noted that “the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken the lives of over 762,000 Americans and of which China continues to block and obfuscate the truth about, was not even discussed during this meeting.”
Hence, China Joe plays into China’s hands. But that isn’t surprising.
In addition to the propaganda and disinformation disseminated by Russian and Chinese intelligence services, a report from the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE) found that a Russian cyber espionage group known as “APT29” had tried to sabotage COVID-19 vaccine development in the West through malicious software. The group APT29, also known as ‘the Dukes” or “Cozy Bear,” is associated with the Russian intelligence services.
Trump understood that the virus was designed as a communist weapon to weaken or destroy the West and came up with the term “warp speed” to emphasize the need to act quickly. Trump himself got the disease and later was vaccinated.
At one point in the vaccine race, Politico published an article wondering if China would develop the COVID-19 vaccine first and whether U.S. prestige could falter as a result, leading to the world having to “rethink its alliances” as China, after releasing the virus, could emerge as the global savior of the world with effective vaccines.
Trump’s Warp Speed vaccine project thwarted China’s ambitions – except for the fact that so many Americans continue to resist his success. This resistance makes Chinese success possible.
The Russians and Chinese apparently did not anticipate that one of the most receptive groups to their propaganda would be former Trump supporters suspicious of his Warp Speed vaccine project. But having been beaten by the American firms in the actual science, our enemies had no other alternative than to sow seeds of distrust over the vaccines and encourage protests against them.
What’s surprising and sad to see is so many Trump supporters and prominent one-time anti-communists getting sucked into this communist campaign. Let’s hope and pray they survive the impact of the propaganda.