Dr . Manju Dagar International Journalist
Is The Guardians and The Farm Boy are out in Covid-19-CoronaVirus Fight Under Cover. Intelligence failure or more trust and faith that – No Country will use Biological Weapons on disagreement to accept them as Super Power is a dangerous ploy from that Government. Yes! Its communist style of war, they kill their own people first to have propaganda theory to establish before media – Stating Not Guilty. But, Intelligence Agencies are not agreeing to Chinese theory on this Pandemic. Spies Are Fighting a Dark War Against the Corona Virus AND ITS SOURCING COUNTRIES. Intelligence agencies will play a growing role in keeping their countries safe during the pandemic—by any means necessary. They will go to any extent, this is a cause of worry for China. Its a bigger threat at this moment for China as the world is against him. I am just reading some news and assessing who is active against this Corona Covid-19 Virus fight. I mean Intel agencies, not Government.
The Corona Virus pandemic currently across-the-cross to all tables of security agencies in the world is being treated as more than a public health emergency. It masquerades unprecedented threats to national and international security, and fighting it, as the leaders of several countries have stressed, will resemble a major war involving similar numbers of fatalities. It has cost lives, it has cost wealth damage, it has cost their sentiments. Intelligence services will have a major role in this struggle, just as they have in previous wars throughout history. That role will largely be played in the shadows—but it will be no less significant for its secrecy. They have taken it too seriously. US, UK, Australia, and France have stated its game early this month to critical against China.
“The Farm” Boys with the Toys getting ready to take revenge, espionage groups are active heavily on Chinese assets. The Farm Boys are very dangerous (CIA’s secret domestic training base (also known as “The Farm”). As they know, they failed to avoid Corona Covid -19 Virus to enter US Land. It has hurt them more than the Gulf war and Taliban Fight. It has hit their pockets badly. I am not saying they forget the art of spying and saving the United States of America. The bad thing for the enemy is America and American fights back, they don’t spare their enemies. History has proved it so many times. I give CIA 63 marks out of 100, in the game of – “Undercover Fight”. Whereas Chinese Intelligence works like a little bit of terrorist organization, they brief the Chief only, and then a diplomat comes with Fix lines to brief the world. I give 43 out 100 to PLA Intel Agency, working for China. CIA’s Farm Boys very shortly brief the government about COVID-19-Corona Virus Origin and its papers in the public domain, it may be my assumption but hard truth. China will be in deep trouble. I further quote – President Donald Trump reportedly dismissed those intelligence warnings. But this initial mishandling of COVID-19 was not a U.S. intelligence failure in the sense that the U.S. intelligence community failed to deliver warnings to policymakers. Instead, it was a policy failure—if today’s reporting is correct, one of the worst and most dangerous policy failures in U.S. history. Hence, US retaliation will be worst in China, maybe they will lock china with many sanctions in the coming days.
The Guardians of the United Kingdom – The MI5 & MI6 also gearing up to counter China. Amid this Covid-19-Corona Crisis, Deputy Head is being promoted to Head of MI5. Because of his expertise in the East. MI5’s deputy head will take the top job at the spy agency next month promising a sharper focus on China and to work more closely with the private sector in harnessing artificial intelligence in tackling hostile state and terrorist activity. At the same time MI6 the Military Intelligence Unit is taking Corona Virus as a warfare object, and considering it as a subject of Biological Weapon used against the United Kingdom. “Agent-of-Influence” (A person who works within the government or media of a target country to influence national policy) and assets has been used to gather right information. And, I know they are most competent and trustworthy agency, and they may say something will be the last line for the journalist to believe. Waiting and watching to have something from them. I give UK Intelligence 70 out of 100.
DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure) French Intelligence agency (DGSE operates under the direction of the French Ministry of Defence and works alongside its domestic counterpart, the DGSI (General Directorate for Internal Security)) is in action more than any or other above mentioned. They started their reactions as soon as the heard about there health minister warns over the Chinese virus. It has killed a huge number of people in France too.
The ultimate way that intelligence services of the world will contribute to fighting COVID-19 China Planted virus is by pinching secrets from Chinese Lockers, not easy but not very hard for agencies as they are used to and good at doing this. At the same time, undercover work, as such stealing is commonly known, is concerned with uncovering information that others want reserved secret. With the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. intelligence will be able to provide President Trump a Trump Card before the election with unique information—unavailable from any other source—about foreign state secrets concerning the virus, including whether their official government infection rates are accurate to go before American People in the election. These secrets will be particularly important to discover in closed regimes like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. According to U.S. intelligence evaluations, China masked the extent of its initial viral epidemic, while Russia had suspiciously low official levels of COVID-19 infections at first but has now imposed draconian lockdowns. U.S. intelligence, and its partners, will, therefore, have major roles in verifying their official figures. Some of this intelligence will come from espionage, the age-old tradecraft of recruiting human sources with access to relevant secret information. It will also undoubtedly come from technical intelligence, such as signals intelligence or imagery intelligence, indicating foreign state deception about COVID-19. The job of Intel agencies got bigger and murkier.
The other way that intelligence services will play a significant role in responding to the coronavirus, and future pandemics, is by countering disinformation – by heavy numbers of counter and blame by press conferences. It has started already, the press conference war between Beijing and Washington are currently engaged in a propaganda battle about which of them leads the world in defeating COVID-19 and, by implication, whether democratic or nondemocratic governments can better protect citizens. The problem with allies of the US to support is that – the US needs to be more correct against Chinese Propaganda.
As we have information that U.S. infection and death rates rise exponentially, and as U.S. deaths now surpass China’s, Washington is losing that soft-power battle, but it has counters to it by calling it as Biological weapon Very soon. On the other side, to discredit the United States publicly, the Chinese government has promoted a conspiracy theory that the U.S. military was responsible for importing the new coronavirus to China, which was just not acceptable to wold, no one is buying this allegation from PLA. Whether the Chinese politburo knows it or not, its false claim is in fact as good as an older Cold War conspiracy theory developed by Soviet intelligence: that the U.S. military developed HIV. In ‘Operation Infektion’, the KGB spread disinformation that HIV was manufactured at the secret U.S. biological research institute at Fort Detrick—ironically, the predecessor to the facility mentioned above, now at the front line of the U.S. intelligence response to COVID-19. There is thus a sad union between previous Soviet disinformation about a pandemic and U.S. efforts to counter one today. And, as the Soviets failed to establish, the Chinese will fail too, they are just buying time, amid blame game, to face heavy sanctions.
We, Journalist, are not surprised that in the face of a deadly new Covid-19-Corona Virus, without a cure, societies are confused, scared, and in disarray, and they are easy prey for state and nonstate disinformation and now the limit is crossing they were not trusting the Governments and leaderships. In such conditions, Governments by nature tend to search for illogical but forced to be logical explanations, and the hidden hand of a foreign government is a charming way to explain the otherwise mysterious event. We have seen throughout the Cold War, the U.S. government devised a remarkably successful strategy to counter KGB disinformation about HIV. In the early 1980s, President Ronald Reagan established an interdepartmental group to counter Soviet disinformation, the Active Measures Working Group (AMWG), whose strategy was threefold: report, analyze, and publicize with help of assets worldwide, the used media, and Governments too on day to day basis. It discovered the KGB’s role in HIV disinformation from intelligence collection—probably from a spy. Armed with this information, the AMWG attributed the conspiracy theory to the Kremlin, and, in a series of high-profile meetings with Soviet leaders, the United States publicized the Kremlin’s disinformation operation. Soon after, in 1987, Moscow abruptly disowned the HIV conspiracy theory. This is how US intelligence win over the KGB. This was a huge loss for KGB to be trusted. From there CIA gained stability in the world. Helped them to ouster Saddam in the name of the weapon of mass destruction, which never found in Iraq.
The United States and CIA using the same strategy, as is applicable for countering COVID-19 disinformation today. The United States could do well to establish a modern-day AMWG for countering disinformation. However, in the age of social media, its efforts would need to be accelerated and would need cooperation from largely unregulated social media companies, which now make it quicker, cheaper, and easier to spread disinformation than ever before in history. And, the CIA has a strategic alliance with such cheap groups world as they funded them by so many means, be it a big media house. Western media has started reporting as established fact that Covid-19-Corona Virus is Biological warfare against the world. The problem with media is – the major difference between past and present U.S. responses to pandemic disinformation is the current White House’s own misinformation about COVID-19. Trump has delivered numerous false and misleading statements about the virus and its spread. Furthermore, unlike previous presidents, Trump has questioned whether any government is truthful about it. This week, he claimed that every country spreads disinformation about the virus—implying that doing so is no big deal.
Now coming to conclusions for this article, I think the ultimate way that intelligence can help counter COVID-19 and other pandemics is through surveillance and reporting to the top with zero time error. Here, authoritarian regimes like China have huge inbuilt advantages over Western and South Asian liberal democracies, which respect the rule of law and civil liberties. China has deployed intrusive mass surveillance of its citizens to counter the virus, using digital IDs to monitor people’s movements and even offering rewards for informing on sick neighbors has helped China to Counter it secretly. On the other side, Americans, UK, Europeans, and Australians have not yet started to have an urgently needed public policy debate about the extent to which they are willing to have their privacy infringed on to protect public health through infection contact tracing. One of America’s closest allies, Israel, has deployed a nationwide digital surveillance program using phone-tracking spyware technology, originally designed for counter-terrorism, to map infections and notify people who could be infected. In this case, each country can learn from Israel.
Now, coming to India, Indian intelligence has nothing much to do. They have something just to wait and watch. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi wants to concentrate on damage, rather than fight an espionage game. In fact, he has no such money for that. He is doing well concentrating on the borders but that will give him no name. His silence will reduce his power. Questioning China will hit his economy more? Now, the only thing he can do is like – What the Fox Petroleum Chairman once said, “ I am sometimes a lion, sometimes a Fox, it depends on the business opportunity, how to appear one or the other, before the world”. I think Prime Minister Modi must learn and use this line.
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