By Thomas Lifson
The writer, “Sundance” of The Last Refuge, looks into something that also puzzled me: why were multiple FOIA requests for the emails of Dr. Anthony Fauci all released at the same time, and why now?
Using his time-tested technique of constructing timelines and comparing the current FOIA release with another key FOIA release, he constructs a thought-provoking theory. As so often in the past, he sees a tacit plot behind the events that capture so much attention.
Sundance constructs this sequence of recent events, which I quote:
- A once-beloved Bill Gates, the primary advocate for COVID vaccines, suddenly became a target by the political left. It was quite a shift.
- The White House announces its support of an investigation into the origin of COVID-19.
- Media report on State Department investigators who were handcuffed during their research into the COVID origination.
- Suddenly discussion of the “lab leak theory” was permitted by those who control the platforms of speech.
- The media then report of Anthony Fauci gaining a lucrative book deal.
- Joe Biden gives a speech in Oklahoma on Tuesday, and immediately thereafter the White House announces no more public appearances for the remainder of the week.
- The Fauci emails are released under the auspices of a FOIA fulfillment.
Sundance asks, “why would the deep state release these emails, instead of just hiding them?” Sundance draws a comparison with another FOIA release, that of the FISA application for surveillance of Carter Page, released on July 23, 2018. This was the first time in history that a top-secret FISA application had ever been released, and few people paused to ask why this “top secret,” Title-1 search and surveillance authorization document was released in the first place? Requesting the public release of such a top-secret document would have been the easiest FOIA request to deny… but the DOJ (Department of Justice) choose to release it.
Sundance states of the release had its intended effect, overshadowing the bigger debate whether President Obama was conducting political surveillance on behalf of Hillary Clinton.
Similarly, in the current FOIA releases, Sundance suggests, “perhaps the bigger story is the creation of the virus…and the creation of a fraudulent narrative to achieve political goals.”
Those political goals pre-eminently included driving President Trump to defeat in the 2020 election, and Sundance lists the ways in which the virus was manipulated to enable a series of moves that accomplished that goal.
Having begun the panic narrative, that COVID-19 — with a mortality rate under 1% — was the worst pandemic ever, fanned by the media, the way was cleared for:
- The stalling of a fantastic economy that was benefiting every American voter.
- Deployment of mail-in ballots that can be used and manipulated to achieve fraudulent results.
- Controls over presidential debates to avoid a weak candidate being exposed or confronted.
- The deployed “excuse” for a very visible lack of voter enthusiasm for the puppet (Biden).
In Sundance’s view, Fauci is being offered up as a distraction from the larger story that a fairly bad annual flu was weaponized as a means of taking down the re-election of Donald Trump, whose term up until the lockdown was a story of tremendous economic growth and diplomatic triumphs in the Middle East, making his re-election very probable. The expression “fall guy” is not used by Sundance, but I think it applies, in that the focus on Fauci diverts blame from other parties. I am not 100% convinced he’s correct but find the theory worth considering.
Thomas Lifson is the editor and publisher of American Thinker. A version of this article was published on June 4, 2021, at American Thinker.com. This article was reprinted with permission.