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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 05:56 AM

Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources

Source: ABC News

"Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event," a source says.

By Josh Margolin and James Gordon Meek

April 8, 2020, 4:01 AM

As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region, changing the patterns of life and business and posing a threat to the population, according to four sources briefed on the secret reporting.

Concerns about what is now known to be the novel coronavirus pandemic were detailed in a November intelligence report by the military's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI), according to two officials familiar with the document’s contents.

The report was the result of analysis of wire and computer intercepts, coupled with satellite images. It raised alarms because an out-of-control disease would pose a serious threat to U.S. forces in Asia -- forces that depend on the NCMI’s work. And it paints a picture of an American government that could have ramped up mitigation and containment efforts far earlier to prepare for a crisis poised to come home.

"Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event," one of the sources said of the NCMI’s report. "It was then briefed multiple times to" the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff and the White House.

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Dennis Donovan Apr 8 OP
pnwmom Apr 8 #1
Sherman A1 Apr 8 #2
canetoad Apr 8 #7
csziggy Apr 8 #21
Igel Apr 8 #29
Ligyron Apr 8 #11
Sherman A1 Apr 8 #12
niyad Apr 8 #17
Maxheader Apr 8 #3
bucolic_frolic Apr 8 #4
Meowmee Apr 8 #5
dewsgirl Apr 8 #6
bluecollar2 Apr 8 #8
ck4829 Apr 8 #9
Ligyron Apr 8 #10
jaxexpat Apr 8 #13
Trueblue Texan Apr 8 #15
jaxexpat Apr 8 #24
Trueblue Texan Apr 8 #26
MFGsunny Apr 8 #14
pandr32 Apr 8 #28
mgardener Apr 8 #16
Botany Apr 8 #18
dalton99a Apr 9 #32
R-W-M Apr 8 #19
The Magistrate Apr 8 #25
LiberalFighter Apr 8 #20
Ad Infinitum Apr 8 #22
duforsure Apr 8 #23
Ohiogal Apr 8 #27
Historic NY Apr 8 #30
Alex4Martinez Apr 9 #31
Zing Zing Zingbah Apr 9 #33

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:09 AM

1. No wonder he fired Michael Atkinson. n/t

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:31 AM

2. Hmmmmm.....

I see at least one fairly intelligent fellow on Facebook discussions adamant that it was the WHO and the Chinese who covered this up, making it impossible for the “Horses Ass” to have known or done anything.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:59 AM

7. If this report is correct

And the Intelligence services reported events in Wuhan in November, it doesn't matter if and by whom anything was subsequently covered up. The intelligence was there; why wasn't it acted upon?

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Response to canetoad (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:45 AM

21. Well, Dolt45 has never trusted US intelligence sources

Probably because he realizes that they know way more than he'd like about his nefarious schemes.

I have no doubt that Dolt was given those reports and screamed "FAKE!" then threw the reports out - or as reported previously tore them up. He probably thinks that once he tore them up, all other copies and knowledge of them would magically disappear.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:33 PM

29. What's not said is

where it was routed and what important was attached to it.

If it was that dire it would have been shared with NATO allies, as well.

And would have been hard to keep from being a problem elsewhere. I mean, first report is the end of December? And human-to-human transmission left hanging until mid-January?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:44 AM

11. The Who?

I would have suspected The Eagles or Wang Chung myself.

I hate The Eagles.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:19 AM

12. Not fond of any of them

more of a Jazz fan myself.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:26 AM

17. Codswallop. Even I had heard of the situation in by the first part of Jan, in the hinterlands.

But then, I trust our Intel communities. I do not trust the tangerine tyrant or his admin.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:41 AM

3. Duh 29%ers...

Need a few 1000 bodies before it gets on their radar...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:43 AM

4. That is the point

Even if China was covering it up, we have intelligence whose job it is to know everything knowable, and the idea they didn't know, when there have been past outbreaks of contagions, and in the region, makes any plausible deniability for Trump very tenuous indeed

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:57 AM

5. The Chinese Govt did try to cover it up

Read about of Dr Li Wenliang, the first recorded case was on November 17 2019, it was not associated with the Wuhan Market, so intelligence in Nov sounds right.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 06:58 AM

6. K and R

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:35 AM

8. "...and the white house."

Says it all...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:37 AM

9. K&R

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:39 AM

10. Just like with Shrub and 911...

Is it willful ignorance, know nothingness, incompetence?

Or purposeful design.

Naw, they're not that smart ... but they are that evil.

Besides, never assign to the later what is best explained by the former.

or something like that...

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:27 AM

13. Or just too damned lazy to pay attention

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:55 AM

15. or looking for the opportunity in disaster instead of keeping Americans safe.

That should be our slogan: Make America SAFE again!

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Response to Trueblue Texan (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:05 AM

24. or how about:

Make America conscious again.
End the coma already.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:12 AM

26. oh, that's very good!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:55 AM

14. Willful, wanton, reckless incompetence with a bigly dosage of fraud.

Yep - that's MF45 and his grifting cabal, truly a maladministration.

OF COURSE our IC knew from back in November 2019.
But we will remember, remember this 3rd od November 2020.

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Response to MFGsunny (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:57 PM

28. Yup!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:56 AM

16. Did US do a Cover up too?

We have a POTUS who lied to Americans about the severity of COVID, and the extent it was spreading in the US
We didn't have tests, we still don't have we need, so we don't know the extent of how many people have it in the US.
How many people have milder symptoms and cannot get tested?
TRUMP NEEDS TO RESIGN.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:29 AM

18. And how quickly after Trump knew about this last November did he and Kushner ...

... tried to monetize it?

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Response to Botany (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:32 AM

32. +1

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:30 AM

19. How to measure the GRReat job he says he's done.

If we could just answer the question with the numbers, what would the conclusion be after early warnings from the Defense Department, the Intelligence community, the CDC.

The USA has about 5% of the world's population, and currently has 29% of the world's reported cases.

Heck of a job...Liar and Chief.

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Response to R-W-M (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:11 AM

25. Welcome To The Forum, Sir

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:41 AM

20. And Trump did nothing to protect our citizens.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:07 AM

22. Extrapolation

 




Even big business understands that without consumers,
you can't get rich very easily unless you invent, win or through
hard work. The new crop of inbred Repubican'ts doesn't value
anything new or different. It seems to be the so threatened by
"other" people. They mostly live only surface lives: never realizing
that diverse friends are a source of joy and a marvelous way to see other people.
We need to expand our individual in groups. Liberals embrace other
people and bring them in with us. Republicans react quickly in an emergency,
sadly all of the rest of their lives are consumed by terror.


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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 10:21 AM

23. Now if trump claims he didn't know back then

Its shows he's intentionally covering it up. Also it would show by his refusals to act while he stood to profit from it with stocks he owned , this was intentional and corrupt and criminal, and illegal from the start from trump. trump will have to answer some key questions , or be removed ASAP. Reporters today should confront him if he would profit from it in any way. Then ask if he was aware of this possible outbreak much sooner than in Jan. .

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:19 AM

27. Don't forget

The orange shitface knows more about viruses than any doctor ....

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:58 PM

30. Some of the government agencies use this.....

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 10:22 AM

31. Investigate ASAP and impeach eom.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 11:22 AM

33. Yeah, but who reads those things, right?

Not our President, that's for sure. LOL

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