Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf
You mean those masks which have been used and dumped because of the lockdown?
Oh yes! The virus has DEFINITELY AFFECTED YOUR sanity!
And NOT in a beneficial way!
Here is an article illustrating that Our idiot Boy and his loser LIE-berals had been SOUND ASLEEP when Wuhan Virus washed over us! With some comments of my own in brackets):
Canadian military intelligence unit issued warning about Wuhan outbreak back in January
By Murray Brewster CBC News
A small, specialized unit within the Canadian military's intelligence branch began producing detailed warnings and analysis about the emergence of the deadly novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China in early January, CBC News has learned.
The medical intelligence (MEDINT) cell within Canadian Forces Intelligence Command is tucked away on the edges of the country's security and defence establishment.
It has a mandate to track global health trends and contagion outbreaks to predict how they'll affect military operations, but its assessments are heavily influenced by reports from the Five Eyes Intelligence partners, including the U.S. military's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI).
For at least one of the country's leading intelligence experts, the fact that the unit was tracking the COVID-19 outbreak and reporting on it raises serious questions about information-sharing within the federal government — and its possible failure to heed early warning signs.
(So our security people DID THEIR JOB and then got IGNORED by LIE-beral govt that was focussed on salvaging its Minority Govt rather than on national health issues! We know that a Chinese doctor was raising the alarm about Wuhan Virus in November 2019 - weeks before the Beijing Butchers awoke to the problem! And we also KNOW that Yankee security people were also raising the alarm in December!)
(Once news of the new virus began to filter out - Our idiot Boy and his loser LIE-berals publicly assured us “that they had learned everything they needed to know from handling SARS”! And now Our idiot Boy has egg on his face for that SMUG complacency!)
(Even worse - Our idiot Boy is facing HARD QUESTIONS about why so many travellers were allowed to wander through Cdn airports for so long WITH NO REAL EFFORT to quarantine any of them! We KNOW that LIE-berals were eventually shamed into rescuing Cdns actually stuck in Wuhan City or Hubei province and those Cdns were PUT IN QUARANTINE at the Trenton military base! So WHY did LIE-berals ignore thousands of other travellers for so many weeks - UNTIL AFTER Wuhan Pestilence got FULLY established in the Cdn population! It all reeks of the same smug indolence that saw the SARS infections subside and then flare up again after idiots broke quarantine! LIE-berals have learned NOTHING after all!)
The MEDINT cell monitored the early progress of the outbreak in China and assessed how it could affect ongoing missions.
"We can confirm that CFINTCOM started to report on COVID-19 starting January 2020," Lt. Hrayr Karageozia, a spokesperson for the military intelligence branch, said in an email.
The military unit, which is made up of specialists in public health, microbiology, biochemistry, emergency management and clinical medicine, uses open-source data — including World Health Organization statistics and analyses — along with classified intelligence from allies.
Its use of classified information could be significant in light of reports coming out of Washington this week that the U.S. military's medical intelligence agency was following and reporting on the novel coronavirus as early as last November.
(Yes - what is the point of having all this security analysis if idiot LIE-berals IGNORE the reports - because suggesting that Red China has become the home of yet another dangerous disease - might sound RACIST to sensitive LIE-beral ears and to suggest China is careless about infection - in spite of being home base for SARS, Bird Flu, Swine Flu and now Wuhan Virus would deeply distress vote hungry virtue signalling LIE-berals with their pro China bias!)
ABC News reported on Wednesday that detailed NCMI briefings, which raised the alarm about the COVID-19 outbreak, were circulated multiple times among decision-makers and policy experts in the Trump administration throughout December. They eventually ended up in President Donald Trump's daily intelligence briefing package in early January.
Those assessments said the virus posed a serious threat to American forces in Asia and, significantly, claimed China's leadership knew the outbreak was out of control and that crucial information was being withheld from foreign governments and public health agencies.
Karageozia said the MEDINT unit works "directly with its peer organizations," but would not say whether those stark analyses made their way into the Canadian military's medical intelligence brief.
(Oh yes - LIE-berals use distorted “privacy laws’ and hypocrite “national security rulings” to hide all manner of CRAP!)
"We cannot comment on the content of intelligence reports that we receive or share," Karageozia said.
'How seriously was it taken?'
Wesley Wark, a University of Ottawa professor and one of the country's top intelligence experts, said the Canadians may not have seen the full picture but would have seen some sort of overall information summary shared by the Americans.
"It would have been in the United States' interest to share it with us and other allies so we could have a common front in what was to be a global pandemic," said Wark.
The military medical intelligence unit's role is "a very significant" factor in working out what the wider Canadian intelligence community may have known about the outbreak, he added.
"Here we have at least one part of the Canadian intelligence community that was doing early reporting. The question is, where did this reporting go? How seriously was it taken?"
(We KNOW that federal LIE-berals were VERY SLOW to get involved in fighting Wuhan Virus! Even after it became clear that people could carry the virus and infect others WITHOUT showing signs of infection - making it very hard to track the disease - LIE-berals were still ASKING politely for people to voluntarily “self isolate”! And that did NOT WORK - as we saw hordes of Covidiots gathering in huge numbers to infect each other - and then to swarm through Cdn airports while LIE-berals stared in slack jawed indifference and confusion!)
The unit's reports certainly made it to the desk of Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, and likely were given to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan as well.
(Sajjan deserves to be dismissed as an intellectual lightweight after trying to take credit from others for Operation Medusa - a multi national military action in Afghanistan! Sajjan is far more worried about his own political image than about national security - otherwise he might have offered some aid to Admiral Norman as he was being pilloried by LIE-berals struggling to HIDE the rot in Cdn navy!)
Given that MEDINT is a small unit toiling deep within the confines of the military, Wark said he wonders whether it had the clout to be heard outside the bureaucratic confines of the Department of National Defence.
"How seriously was it regarded, both within DND and the wider security and intelligence community?" he asked. "Were its reports being properly circulated? Did it have the kind of respect within the community you need to have to get attention paid to intelligence reports?"
(As university researchers have PROVEN - the so called fear centres in a LIE-beral brain - meaning the parts of the human brain that identify threats and risks - are LESS DEVELOPED in LIE-berals than Conservatives! Odd as it sounds - LIE-berals are - by temperament - MUCH LESS worried about the future and thus do not plan as far ahead as Conservatives - thus it seems LIE-berals simply IGNORED the security reports till it was MUCH TOO LATE!)
At one of the recent daily ministerial media conferences, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said her first major briefing on the pandemic occurred in early January.
It's not clear whether any of those briefings were prepared using warnings from the military and allies, or if they were based strictly on data and assessments from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) — which is in charge of pandemic response in this country — and the World Health Organization.
(Or if smugly complacent LIE-berals simply assumed they were clever enough to stay on top of whatever problem appeared - and LOST that bet badly!)
It's been reported that PHAC has its own small intelligence unit that has clearance to look at classified data, but Wark said he's found little evidence of that unit in government documents, audits and briefings.
The country's spy agency has no mandate to support PHAC's data collection or efforts to track the impact of the pandemic, said John Townsend, a spokesperson for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
It has, however, offered the health agency "general advice" from its data science experts.
'This is an intelligence failure'
(NONSENSE! The PHAC unit has specialized training superior to that of average CSIS agents who LACK that special medical expertise - CSIS lacked the ability to JUDGE what they were being told! Our LIE-berals are EVEN LESS able to judge what was being said about the emerging virus - since LIE-beral policy is to SUCK UP to Beijing and SNUB Washington! Thus damning anti Chiense security reports coming from Washington would be of LITTLE interest to LIE-berals!)
Given the social and economic calamity that has been unleashed by the pandemic, Wark said, it's alarming to see how "completely disassociated" PHAC is from the rest of the country's security and intelligence community.
(LIE-berals routinely DISDAIN the military and regard our soldiers as a costly nuisance, fit only for shovelling snow in cold winters and filling sand bags in wet flooded springs!)