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Hit by virus, Pentagon warns enemies: Don't test us

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We know the US can lay waste to any country on earth even during this pandemic. The issue is that most threats nowadays don’t come from state actors.

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Unlike rivals Russia, China and Iran, the U.S. Defense Department has tried to be transparent about the outbreak,

But the US, like China, was too late in taking action to prevent the virus from hitting its troops, even though US intelligence agencies had warned the military well in advance.

Who knows whether Russia and its ally Iran have been transparent; both states control media and information. Little coming from either country, China too, can be trusted. Except perhaps by the sheepled in those nations. And their global fan bases.

US intelligence warned in November that coronavirus spreading in China could be 'cataclysmic event': report

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/intelligence/491712-us-intelligence-warned-in-november-that-virus-spreading

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"I wouldn't want any mixed messages going out there to any adversaries that they can take advantage of an opportunity, if you will, at a time of crisis," he added

Dr. Strangelove-style paranoia, alive and well and living in the Pentagon.

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Unlike rivals Russia, China and Iran, the U.S. Defense Department has tried to be transparent about the outbreak, publishing daily totals of infections among its troops, civilian workers and families.

If that is so, why is there no information on the USS Ronald Reagan after about March 29th.

https://taskandpurpose.com/news/navy-uss-ronald-reagan-coronavirus

The last we were told was the Yokosuka base would go into shut down (again March 29th. ) then silence.

https://japan.timesofnews.com/breaking-news/u-s-aircraft-carrier-hit-by-virus-forcing-lockdown-at-yokosuka-base.html

So can we assume that absolutely nothing has happened on both issues or that the U.S. Defense Department is not being as transparent as they claim?

Gary

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great, now do H1N1. thats what happened then, so no one died, right?

would have kept key health organizations in place, and would have reacted much more quickly to the intelligence agencies and medial expert's advice.

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But the US, like China, was too late in taking action to prevent the virus from hitting its troops, even though US intelligence agencies had warned the military well in advance. 

That’s because China lied and one, didn’t warn or inform us in early November and two, they downplayed the severity of the virus, even with the intel we received, no one knew how bad it was going to be, that’s on China and the lack of transparency.

China too, can be trusted.

It can? How?

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Let's stop talking about "China", but instead talk about the "CCP"... the CCP is the Real Enemy to the World these days, not just to one Country such as the US, but to Everyone. Dissolve the CCP and maybe, just maybe, things may change - but without that happening - who knows what's going to happen in the future ?

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The Majority of Chinese people - are nice, some may be a bit untutored towards Social behaviours, but at their core - they are good people.

The CCP is however, a demon on steroids - wishing to take down anyone from within or outside in order to protect its own interests, and with Xi's changes to their constitution - one has to wonder where the blame rests...

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Personally, if I had the opportunity, I would probably engage to "like" Putin, more than I would Xi... the former is a Military man who tries to portray himself as a strong albeit ruthless Leader of his Country, the other, however is a Career Politician who doesn't portray himself as anything other than a Leader who wishes to blame others for any problems - and has written that into the Country's Constitution... :(

However, that said, I'd trust neither, and be cautious in both cases, though I could engage Putin upon his Physical prowess and commend him upon that alone, but for Xi... sorry - dustbin time. I really hope the CCP has it's Gorbachev time sooner than later, then at least, we will be dealing with Saner people.... and can focus upon North Korea collectively.

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now cut with their pants down they are being "transparent" if we are to believe their lies. Besides statistically if there 2000 tested cases than there are at least twenty time more yet to be confirmed and that grows daily.

Russia is talking quiet loudly about their situation on their media and so is China and Iran is out of concern with better things to do then plan a military attack.

USA is to watch for its own cronies such as Daesh (ISIS) and Taliban, this kind of groups would be more likely to act during the time of any weakness.

Because of the problems in most big militaries conventional armies would be having attack by any country on any of the nuclear powers would be a suicide, it would almost surely result in a all out nuclear strike.

However Only USA is still rattling their sabres, right now trying to use the COVID19 to increase pressure on Iran and also to invade Venezuela.

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