US using misinformation to divert blame for coronavirus crisis
Its no secret that the US propaganda machine has been in full swing since the first cases of Covid arrived in the US. In my other post, I debunked all the common claims by US politicians and western media of China’s supposed coverup.
Around March 11, a political consultant advised the Republican Party to start using the name “Chinese Virus” for the coronavirus. This was clearly an attempt to distract the American public away from the government’s failure in containing the virus.
A month later on April 17, a new Republican Party memo emerged which instructed party members: “Don’t defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban — attack China,”. One of the main lines of assault stated in the memo was to claim that “China caused the virus by covering it up”, the same point that has been repeatedly debunked.
Pompeo has also repeated debunked talking points, such as the claim that China destroyed its samples on January 3 in an attempt to cover up the virus.
In May 2020, Pompeo claimed that there was “Enormous evidence Covid-19 came from Wuhan lab”. This has been rebutted by almost everyone credible, from US disease expert Anthony Fauci to the World Health Organisation to the Five Eyes intelligence group. White House Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley has said that evidence suggests coronavirus was not man-made or released from lab.
All these attempts have made it clear that the US government is trying to divert blame away from themselves and towards China using misinformation. And now, we have confirmation from Western government sources.
On May 8, it was revealed that an intelligence report prepared for German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer concluded that the U.S. accusations were a deliberate attempt to divert public attention away from President Donald Trump’s “own failures”.