Anonymously sourced story says the DIA has been talking to a major Chinese defector

By Robert Willmann

Stories citing anonymous sources can be anything from accurate, to partly true, to disinformation, to bait, to smearing someone, to propaganda, and to almost anything imaginable. But an article claiming “sources inside the intelligence community” says that a prominent defector from China has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency for months. Just as intriguing is the assertion that the DIA kept the informant’s existence away from the FBI, CIA, State Department, and other federal agencies–

“Sources say DIA leadership kept the defector within their Clandestine Services network to prevent Langley and the State Department from accessing the person, whose existence was kept from other agencies because DIA leadership believes there are Chinese spies or sources inside the FBI, CIA, and several other federal agencies”.

There could of course also be informants for other countries inside the FBI, CIA, and other agencies, and those other countries for their own purposes might be glad to pass on inside information to China.

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17 Responses to Anonymously sourced story says the DIA has been talking to a major Chinese defector

  1. TV says:

    Someone wants to string up Fauci.
    This was leaked the day after the Fauci emails.
    There are coincidences, but this looks a little too pat.

  2. Deap says:

    Knowing China now has spies deeply embedded everywhere in the US, how kind of inducement price would it take for a high Chinese official ” to defect”? Unless he was already marked for elimination by the CCP, which would make him a less than reliable source.

    Since China has been plotting its revenge for the Opium Wars in the 1800’s, they go deep and they go long when extracting retaliation from the West.. Keeping my powder dry on this one. We all now live in a house of mirror and another Tournament of Shadows face off.

  3. Alves says:

    Amid the finger pointing that will likely happen in the next few months, it is worth remembering that EcoHealth Alliance got a lot of money from a lot of different sources from the USA government, not just NIH:

    Way too many conflict of interests and way too many fingers in the same pot…

  4. J says:

    I don’t trust CIA,FBI, and State Dept. any farther that you can throw a bull by its tail.

  5. Fred says:

    I’m sure Lloyd Austin, who neither met nor feared a single “white supremacist ” while on active duty, will get right on purging the disloyal from DIA.

  6. Outrage Beyond says:

    Not relevant to this thread, but something I think regular readers of this site will be interested in.

    “Jizan – Dozens of Saudi army sites liberated near the city of Khouba in a massive military operation”

    37 minutes of combat footage, Houthis vs. (apparently) Saudi mercenaries. Houthis appear to take no casualties while inflicting multiple KIA on their adversaries. They also burn numerous vehicles along the way, both trucks and APCs, and capture a lot of weapons. Notably, the Houthis all appear lean and fit while most of their adversaries appear to be overweight or obese.

  7. smoke says:

    All those wonderful, cautionary paragraphs enfolding two tantalizing, juicy tidbits of a leak of unknown provenance – so apt and good for a giggle, too.

    Also, if there is a defector, isn’t there an assessment to be made as to whether the defector is truthful, a deliberate disinformation agent of another country, or even, in a position to know if the correct information?

    Having just seen the DIA seal here, I could spot it today on the tee of a passerby, among the numbers of morning walkers, all out in the mild, early breezes, to beat the inevitable heat and humidity later.

  8. DougDiggler says:

    Here comes Curveball 2!

  9. akaPatience says:

    It’s been reported recently that the DoD funneled funds to the Wuhan lab (via the same research group of Peter Daszak, PhD, to which Fauci and Collins of NIAID and NIH granted funds, in addition to USAID and other government funding). So far, the funding that’s been discovered and reported has totaled well over $100 million.

    I wonder, was the nature of the particular bio-weapon aspect of bat virus research in Wuhan [that was of interest to the US Dept. of Defense] only defensive in nature or could there have been an offensive function as well?

    IMO it’s difficult to know who and what to trust when it comes to this subject, but aside from all of that, it’s obvious that the US government had a huge motive to not only conceal the source of Covid-19 but to also debunk lab-leak theories.

    BTW I remarked in an earlier thread on this subject that, to its credit, the Obama administration banned funding of this sort. But the articled linked above not only reports that the ban was lifted right before Trump was sworn in, but that there never was a total pause, as the moratorium had loopholes which allowed for continued funding.

    Here’s the WH recommendation to lift the moratorium:

  10. Antoinetta III says:

    Can we be sure that there are no Chinese or other spies in the DIA itself?

    Antoinetta III

  11. Sam says:

    Why are we seeing this story now? Who are the leakers and what are their motives?

  12. A. Pols says:

    Yes, but will he tell them truth or only what they want to hear? It’s like any disgruntled former employee…

  13. Christian J. Chuba says:

    I’m glad the DIA handled the defector since I don’t trust the State Dept or CIA because of their conflict of interests; gathering intel, while pushing an agenda. Now that the DIA started sharing, the defector’s info with other depts, the leaks started. The problem w/leaks is that they tend to be selective and promote a narrative (parts of the Steele Dossier have been confirmed).

    I believe the part that undermines Fauci’s credibility because Dr. Fauci triangulates his position give himself wriggle room and is an ‘ends justifies the means’ kind of guy.
    In March 2020, he told us not to wear masks even though he knew it prevents the sick from spreading Covid to the healthy. Later on he admitted that he was trying to protect the limited supply of NC95 masks for the healthcare workers to prevent panic buying.
    Ironically, it increased panic buying of NC95 masks when the low end cloth masks would have been good enough to keep the sick from spreading to the healthy.

    I know that even now we argue about masks, and back then we were even less certain. But recall how he talked to us to how devious it was. He emphasized one part of the problem (protection) and ignored another key part (transmission). This gave him the room to say he is technically correct even after admitting that he had an alternative agenda. He gives us different instructions after the supply concerns pass. I understand the never maskers.

    Devious people are not well suited for positions that require public trust.
    On funding gain of function, he probably has some technical out there too but fails the plain meaning of the language test.

    • blue peacock says:

      There’s no evidence that masks did any protection. This is an aerosolized virus and cloth masks don’t protect considering the micron size of the virus. Take a look at data out of Japan, a country with 98% mask compliance. Why are infections rising?

      Similarly there’s no real evidence that you can get infected outdoors, unless you’re in a mass of people inches apart.

  14. mcahaban says:

    possible breakthrough on coveted dim sim recipe?

  15. j.+casey says:

    “…Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi said he made up a story told to German intelligence officials throughout 2000 about mobile biological weapons and clandestine factories. His motive was to overthrow the Iraqi government, he said. The United States used the threat posed by Iraqi biological weapons to justify leading the invasion of the country in 2003. The invasion caused years of political unrest and sectarian bloodshed, resulting in [1,000,000] deaths, mostly of civilians. No biological weapons were ever found.”

  16. Yeah, Right says:

    …”a prominent defector from China”….

    A person so prominent that his absence has not even been missed by professional Sino-watchers.

    It isn’t Jack Ma, by any chance?

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