MB Fund Podcast from the archives: China’s Stealth War, with Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding

As we’re unable to shoot a live episode today, we’re rolling out an episode from the archives in which Senior Whitehouse & Pentagon advisor, Air Force General Robert Spalding joined us to discuss his publication “Stealth War”
Agenda:
  • The episode features huge China revelations with implications for not only Investments, but moral opposition to China.
  • Revelations include malicious influence in the Economic, Education, Infrastructure, and Technology sectors
  • Proof of Uighur Muslims being held in Concentration Camps and having their organs harvested
  • The Trade War being waged in part because of Moral & Security issues, and how long before the world makes a stand.
  • As always this is followed by our investment wrap-up, discussing how these insights may impact portfolios

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  1. Gen Spalding is someone I have followed on twitter for sometime. I share many of his views and concerns.

    My personal view is that the mysterious Covid outbreak (with a myriad of unanswered questions) needs to be seen against this broader background.

    • Steve, you appear to be pretty knowledgeable on vaccines etc and no offence intended but how do you hold a “personal” view on the origins of covid, surely our personal views are naught on this. Isn’t it the science etc and by all accounts there appears to be no substantiated evidence other than animal origins? Going elsewhere would be conspiracy theory beliefs.

      • Personal view. Personal opinion. Just my best guess on limited information and circumstantial evidence.

        Plus 25 years studying health aspects of CBR (chemical, biological and radiation) incidents.

        To me, there are too many unexplained coincidences.

        We appear to have powerful cognitive biases that operate to prevent us concluding a deliberate act. Aware of this, an AI algorithm was developed to help US recognise a deliberate act from early / inconclusive data. They tested this by feeding in data from 4 or 5 confirmed deliberate acts – the AI correctly identified 1 or 2 of these.

        https://www.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/forensic_epidemiology/Additional%20Materials/Articles/Torok%20et%20al.pdf
        The Rajneeshee carried out this attack. It took over 12 months (and a confession from the groups leader) before officials concluded it was deliberate.

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Rajneeshee_bioterror_attack

        Investigation

        Officials and investigators from a number of different state and federal agencies investigated the outbreak.[13] Michael Skeels, Director of the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory at the time, said that the incident provoked such a large public health investigation because “it was the largest food-related outbreak in the U.S. in 1984”.[20] The investigation identified the bacteria as Salmonella enterica Typhimurium and initially concluded that the outbreak had been due to food handlers’ poor personal hygiene. Workers preparing food at the affected restaurants had fallen ill before most patrons had.[14][23][24]

        Oregon Democratic Congressman James H. Weaver continued to investigate because he believed that the officials’ conclusion did not adequately explain the facts.[11] He contacted physicians at the CDC and other agencies and urged them to investigate Rajneeshpuram.[5][11] According to Lewis F. Carter’s book Charisma and Control in Rajneeshpuram, “many treated his concern” as paranoid or as an example of “Rajneeshee bashing”.[11] On February 28, 1985, Weaver gave a speech at the United States House of Representatives in which he accused the Rajneeshees of contaminating salad bar ingredients in eight restaurants.[5][25] As events later showed, Weaver had presented a well-reasoned, if only circumstantial, case; these circumstantial elements were confirmed by evidence found after investigators gained access to Rajneeshpuram several months later.[11]

        Months later, starting on September 16, 1985, Rajneesh, who had recently emerged from a four-year period of public silence and self-imposed isolation (although he had continued to meet with his assistant) at the commune,[14][26] convened press conferences: he stated that Sheela and 19 other commune leaders, including Puja, had left Rajneeshpuram over the weekend and gone to Europe.[6][26] He said that he had received information from commune residents that Sheela and her team had committed a number of serious crimes.[8][26] Calling them a “gang of fascists”, he said they had tried to poison his doctor and Rajneesh’s female companion, as well as the Jefferson County district attorney and the water system in The Dalles. He said that he believed they had poisoned a county commissioner and Judge William Hulse, and that they may have been responsible for the salmonellosis outbreak in The Dalles.[8] He invited state and federal law enforcement officials to the Ranch to investigate.[14] His allegations were initially greeted with skepticism by outside observers.[26]

        Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer established a task force among the Wasco County Sheriff’s office, the Oregon State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the National Guard that set up headquarters on the Ranch to investigate the allegations. They obtained search warrants and subpoenas; 50 investigators entered the Ranch on October 2, 1985. Skeels found glass vials containing Salmonella “bactrol disks” in the laboratory of a Rajneeshpuram medical clinic. Analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab in Atlanta confirmed that the bacteria at the Rajneesh laboratory were an exact match to those that sickened individuals who had eaten at local restaurants.[14]

        The investigation also revealed experimentation at Rajneeshpuram with poisons, chemicals and bacteria which had been carried out during 1984 and 1985.[14] Skeels described the scene at the Rajneesh laboratory as “a bacteriological freezer-dryer for large-scale production” of microbes.[20] Investigators found a copy of The Anarchist Cookbook, and literature on the manufacture and usage of explosives and military bio-warfare.[20] Investigators believed that the commune had previously carried out similar attacks in Salem, Portland, and other cities in Oregon.[14] According to court testimony, the plotters boasted that they had attacked a nursing home and a salad bar at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center, but no such attempts were ever proven in court.[14] As a result of the bioterrorism investigation, law enforcement officials discovered that there had been an aborted plot by Rajneeshees to murder Charles Turner, a former United States Attorney for Oregon.[27]

        • Hi Steve,

          Sorry for the delay, I only had this rock up in my email this morning, and, thanks for the reply.

          I see what you’re thinking (or I think I do!), but I believe that to compare the salmonella outbreak investigation with the Wuhan covid investigation is not appropriate.

          For starters the salmonella investigation was technically simpler and they identified the bacteria type. You know the outcome, worker illness lead them to draw an inaccurate conclusion on the cause, but there was no technical mistake via lab work etc, it was now did the salmonella make it to the salad bars which required human involvement in both cases, one accidentally via worker contamination and the other deliberate. It was further investigation of the human aspect of the poisoning that lead to the true cause. Whereas with covid and Wuhan from my limited understanding appears to be technical in nature; what were the origins of the virus, does it show signs of natural progression (give me some leeway here, I’m not science trained outside of yr 12 chem / physics etc) or has it been manipulated etc? The vast bulk of the virologists etc (the team sent to Wuhan and appropriately qualified outside observers) have come to the conclusion that it was of natural origins (animal), yes, that couldn’t rule out the lab theory but stated it was, using my language, bloody unlikely. I think it was Dwyer (the Sydney based member) said it could take 10 yrs to trace back to its animal origins.

          As an aside, lots of commentary has been made over WHO and politicalisation etc, except what international body isn’t politicalised? I have no doubt that WHO would have been restrained in its original position whether it’d been China, the US or some other western country with the largest countries getting the maximum leeway! If they (any international body) behave like a bull in a china shop (hahaha, I like that!) they won’t be invited back, when was the last time you read on OECD report that stated the country gov concerned were incompetent, it’s all politely worded.

  2. Personal view. Personal opinion. Just my best guess on limited information and circumstantial evidence.

    Plus 25 years studying health aspects of CBR (chemical, biological and radiation) incidents.

    To me, there are too many unexplained coincidences.

    We appear to have powerful cognitive biases that operate to prevent us concluding a deliberate act. Aware of this, an AI algorithm was developed to help US recognise a deliberate act from early / inconclusive data. They tested this by feeding in data from 4 or 5 confirmed deliberate acts – the AI correctly identified 1 or 2 of these.

    https://www.cdc.gov/phlp/docs/forensic_epidemiology/Additional%20Materials/Articles/Torok%20et%20al.pdf
    The Rajneeshee carried out this attack. It took over 12 months (and a confession from the groups leader) before officials concluded it was deliberate.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Rajneeshee_bioterror_attack