6 remaining questions from 2020

Gawd, that year.

Looking back, there are still some issues we never got to the bottom of:

1. Why was Soleimani visiting Baghdad anyway?
According to some sources, he was there to carry a conciliatory message to Saudi Arabia:

Iran’s most powerful general Qassem Soleimani was carrying a message about Tehran’s desire to resolve tensions with Saudi Arabia when he was killed by an American drone strike last month.

Iran wants to resolve differences with Gulf states Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “as quickly as possible”, Tehran’s ambassador to Iraq told the Iraqi state news agency in an interview published on Tuesday (local time).

Was the assassination really about eliminating a US enemy and reducing Iranian influence?

What if there really were to be talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran? Who would stand to gain from his assassination in that case?

Someone who benefits from playing off Saudi and Iran against each other . . .

There are two likely candidates, and the two are one.

Or maybe Iran was lying and he was there for some other reason.

2. Where did Covid come from?

With so much propaganda and counter-propaganda flying around, this essential question will probably never be answered.

From January 2020 we knew it was one of two possibilities: an animal-human crossover or a lab accident.

We still know that much and no more.

Perhaps, given the uncertainty, we should go back to banning gain-of-function virus research for a long time.

3. Why did China release those fake videos of people collapsing in the street?

Presumably it was to panic other nations into adopting lockdowns and other harsh measures. But why? To make themselves look good? To hobble rival countries? Just for lolz?

It’s a mystery, and one that Western intelligence agencies probably aren’t trying too hard to solve as our elite’s interests complemented China’s (making Trump look bad), hence the success of the operation.

4. Why did China push ventilators?

China published research urging the early use of ventilators in Covid patients.

Other nations soon learned that this was terrible advice but not before a lot of people died unnecessarily.

Why on Earth did China choose to do that? To kill us? To sell their ventilators? Some other reason?

Are any of our agencies looking into it?

Probably not. They’re too busy doing diversity seminars and chasing right-wing terrorists planning smirk attacks.

5. Why did people not resist the lockdowns and travel restrictions?

Even if you support them, don’t you think it’s strange that there was so little protest and disobedience?

Think about it. Imagine being told in 2019 that there was going to be a pandemic with about 1% infection fatality rate, mostly harming the sick and elderly, and that we’d be ordered to stay home for months on end, forced to wear masks and not allowed out of the country.

Back in 2019, what would you have imagined would be the result?

Now compare that to the actual result.

Epidemiologists never seriously considered such extreme measures previously because they assumed they’d be politically impossible.

Why were they wrong about that?

6. Why did the vote count stop?

In the US presidential election, the counting suddenly stopped at midnight then restarted in the wee hours. The rest of the counting took a very, very long time.

Why did it stop, given that this had rarely happened before? Who made the decision?

Why did the remainder of the counting then take so long? Mail-in ballots are no excuse because even in Australia where all ballots are on paper, counting never takes that long. Usually it’s done by midnight.

I ask these questions as one of the rare people who isn’t sure who really won the election. Maybe Biden got the numbers fair and square. Nevertheless, what is the answer to these questions?

Another interesting question is why there is no move to reform electoral processes given the extreme lack of faith in the last two presidential elections, but perhaps we already know the answer to that.

What other, unanswered questions remain from 2020? Or do you have possible answers to these ones? Please let us know.


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23 comments

  1. Wolf · May 5

    “Was the assassination really about eliminating a US enemy and reducing Iranian influence?”

    What else could it possibly have been about?

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    • Preventing rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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      • SFC Ton · May 6

        That will never happen

        Politically and economically Saud cannot surrive without the usa. We allow them to ship their oil world wide. Among other things

        I also doubt that could happen becuase islam can’t do the live and let live thing

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        • Wolf · May 6

          Nowadays couldn’t they sell straight to China? US sanctions as a weapon are not as much of a threat as they used to be. China, Russia, and Iran pulling Saudi Arabia into their orbit would be pretty big. It would also allow Russia and Saudi Arabia to cooperate on pricing (remember the price war between them that led to negative oil prices last year). Politically it would be great for the SA monarchy as the US and Israel are extremely unpopular in the region. Realignment happens.

          As for the second point, I think Islamic states are a lot more realpolitik than US/Zionist propaganda leads us to believe. After all, SA has been perfectly willing to ally with Israel and the US for decades. Surely allying with Shiites would not be a bigger ask!

          Take a look at this podcast with Scott Horton who seems to know more about the Middle East than almost anyone.

          http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/152

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          • SFC Ton · May 6

            Not like you think

            They do sell to China…. I think China gets 40% of its oil from SA but it’s our navy that protects the international shipping lanes and it’s our military that that keeps the Saud royal family on top.

            The Greeks pretty much own the oil shipping bidness and I’m not sure of they would run the risk of us not covering their ships and I think the Greeks handle all the Saud oil shipping

            And of course we’ll do what ever it takes to be in a place to shut off oil to China when ever we want. So yeah that means dirty shit and other poltical concessions

            Sauds want to do two things, ship oil, stay in power. Internal threats are the only kind Saud is worried about. It’s why their military is so shitty

            No other navy can cover their ships/ trade routes. Hell all the other naval power in the world combined can’t do it. Russia cannot project power to Saud in any significant way. They have no navy to speak of. Iran can’t cover their shipping. Neither can China. Most of China’s bullshit is about figuring out a way to do bidness and not bump up against the US navy. They also don’t have any real way to get their troops to SA if needs be

            Their are a shit ton of fundamentalist in Saud. None of whom would be ok pairing up with Shia. It’s a matter of heaven and hell for them. Same for the Shia. That would require a massive cultural change in both sects.

            Thats a lot to over come vs Saud maintaining a system that has worked for decades and decades

            Turkey and Saud might work. I know they are both working on some trade deals and a road network to help that trade happen but agin Turky doesn’t have a navy.

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            • Wolf · May 6

              Thank you for this great analysis.
              True about the shipping lanes. Maybe that will change in a decade or two when China’s navy surpasses USA’s or if they can extend their pipeline into Saudi Arabia.
              https://www.unz.com/akarlin/cmp-2021/

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              • SFC Ton · May 7

                Thank you. Not my area of expertise but i know some guys.
                I’m not sure China will ever have a larger blue water navy, they have a lot of other probelms to deal with but we as a people will elect to be out of the protect all shipping lanes bidness in 20 years.
                China’s belt and road deal is all about removing as much of their trade dependency on blue water shipping as possible.
                Problem with that is blue water shippiny is by far cheaper then anything else. Pipe lines inculded.
                Still the old order of things are dying and will be near on dead in 20 years. Fo sho dead in 50

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    • Gunner Q · May 6

      Trump is a known Zionist. He didn’t do anything in Mideast without Israel’s backing. Israel hates Iran, it’s one of those MENA blood feuds that can’t ever be resolved, so when Trump whacked Iranian brass it was only with a permission slip from Israel.
      USA really has no business being in the Mideast. We don’t even need their oil anymore. That’s why the Biden Administration’s Job #1 was sabotaging our oil pipelines and fracking, to keep USA involved in Mideast petro-politics.

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      • SFC Ton · May 6

        We still need oil from somewhere because the left coast won’t get on the pipeline bandwagon

        Same for Canada…. I think. Plus we promised to make sure all the various trading partners would get oil from Saud.

        Not that I care about any of that shit but that’s a big picture version of how the game is played and why

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  2. philebersole · May 5

    The two reasons given for the Soleimani assassination are not contradictory. It could have been both.
    The U.S. also killed what it called the head of “an Iran-backed militia,” who also was part of Iraq’s government. The Iraqi parliament voted the U.S. out of Iraq, which the U.S. ignored.
    The natural inclination of Iraq, which has a Shiite majority, is to get help from Iran in fighting ISIS and Al Qaeda, which are Sunni.

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  3. Gunner Q · May 6

    “5. Why did people not resist the lockdowns and travel restrictions?”

    I think people cannot recognize Evil anymore. Their souls are numb in ways that are disturbing to witness. They don’t insist on being in control of their own lives; they don’t care enough about their own beliefs to defend them; their heads are full of !science! yet they don’t speak or behave as if truth is different from lies.

    They don’t act. They don’t react. They don’t plan ahead or take initiative. They only seek the path of least resistance. This before the Plandemic made it obvious.

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    • I’m starting to think this was always true, to an extent. Most people never chose freedom. They had it thrust upon them. Now that it is being taken away, many seem relieved that they can turn their brains off and live their lives unburdened by the constant demand to make choices about everything.

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    • luisman · May 6

      Why did hundreds of thousands go on crusades, fought in hundreds of wars in Europe and elsewhere, beat and killed their parents and teachers in the ‘cultural revolution’, etc.? I guess we have a ‘follow the leader’ gene in us or something like it, and most don’t even care what kind of moron the leader is.

      According to the meme “Lead, follow or get out of the way”, we are the people who stand in the way.

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  4. overgrownhobbit · May 6

    They believed it was Ebola Light and still believe it. Their feelings do not care about any facts. All their life things have bern real if they believed hard enough. See: trans persons or the wage gap.

    Once we convinced the that Vivid 19 = Wuhan gurgling death, why should any contrary evidence affect them?

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  5. SFC Ton · May 6

    Lock downs were’ t really a thing in my part of Carolina. Schools are the only thing I can think of that had a 100% compliance rate.

    Folks took it serious for 2 weeks. Mayne 4, then saw tbrough the bullshit. Very few people wore masks and what not. Our sheriff wasn’t a dick about shutting things down. Heck, he was still going to church and what not with a bunch of other folks not wearing masks.

    I think locally, people complied with what made sense to them and that schools complied becuase the state could actually track/ enforce that.

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    • lsbl@protonmail.ch · May 6

      this

      the rural areas in the US never locked down or masked up in an enforced way. and what families homeschool their youngun’s further avoided it. you really had to be in a corporate job or a public school for this BS to affect you.

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      • SFC Ton · May 6

        Yeah I saw that with some men I know who work in major manufacturing plants.

        That and schools are the only two things I can think of that went full retard.

        So the question is…. why did some areas fall for the bullshit and others did not

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    • dickycone · May 7

      I live in one of those states that’s dominated by a few big, blue cities with a heritage American remnant in the rural areas. Even here, our Democrat governor paid lip service to the COVID silliness but never really enforced the rules, seeming to wisely prefer not destroying our economy. Even most normies seem to realize by now it’s a silly non-threat and are opposed to giving up basic freedoms for fear of what usually amounts to the sniffles.

      The whole thing has made me very proud to be American, and it’s been inspiring to see that heritage America is still out there and can make itself heard. Contrast with the UK or what Nik has told us about Australia. I remember when I was a kid in the 1980s, how Australia seemed like the coolest, manliest country in the world. What the hell happened? I joke about the US being the best of the Anglo countries sometimes, but I’m not really joking so much anymore.

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  6. John Calabro · May 7

    7th and 8th questions.
    7. Were the rna Vaxs always apart of the plan. Develop in a short amount of time and given approval in many nations. Rna never tested long term.

    8. What happen with the Australian Bush fire. Did anyone get punish? Did it get pushed aside from the COV19

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    • I forgot about the bushfires.

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    • David Lucas · May 9

      The 2019-20 Bushfire season wasn’t that extreme – just look at the 1974-75 Bushfire season which burned over 6 times the area:
      2019-20: As of 9 March 2020, the fires burnt an estimated 18.6 million hectares (46 million acres; 186,000 square kilometres; 72,000 square miles),[2] destroyed over 5,900 buildings (including 2,779 homes)[18] and killed at least 34 people.
      The 1974–75 Australian bushfire season burned up an estimated 117 million hectares (290 million acres; 1,170,000 square kilometres; 450,000 square miles).[1][2] Approximately 15% of Australia’s land mass suffered “extensive fire damage”[1][3] including parts of New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. Only 6 people died.

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  7. Parker Bensen · May 7

    A couple of add-ons to 6:

    Why did Trump suddenly disappear when all that was going on?

    How is it that the Leader of the ‘Free’ World was completely silenced by being banned from a medium that has only existed in all of human history for the past ten years? Israelis were able to take over a Palestinian TV station and broadcast hardcore smut during children’s programming hours, but the President of the United States couldn’t do jack?

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    • Gunner Q · May 7

      Trump is part of the System. You and I, our dependence upon the System doesn’t go far past food, clothing and the dentist. But Trump? He grew up learning to work the NYC sector and now has a real estate empire that he can’t/won’t walk away from. He’s never been at the bottom, let alone the outside, of the System.

      You or I could crash the System and walk away. Trump had too much to lose and no life experience to fall back upon. Thus, the System was able to go farther against Trump than Trump was willing to go against the System.

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