The Fortnight Intelligence Briefing — With John B. Wells On Ark Midnight Live“ was a Saturday, October 16, 2021 special episode of the syndicated radio program Ark Midnight, hosted by John B. Wells and featuring guests General Joseph Arbuckle, General Thomas McInerney, General Paul E. Vallely, Colonel Lawrence Sellin, PhD, and Mary Fanning and Alan Jones of The American Report.

General Arbuckle


During the three hour broadcast, available now in audio streaming format, John B. Wells first interviewed U.S. Army General Joseph Arbuckle (Ret.). General Arbuckle volunteered for duty as an infantry officer in Vietnam and subsequently commanded the 1,200 Soldiers of the 55th Support Battalion at Neu Ulm, Germany, supporting the U.S. Army’s nuclear-capable Pershing missile during the height of the Cold War. According to the U.S. Army, “In 2000, Major General Arbuckle retired after 30 years of dedicated service. His legacy is evident in the latest logistics concepts and doctrine that sustain our forces.” In 2021, General Arbuckle founded Flag Officers for America, “Retired U.S.Generals and Admirals defending the Constitution.”

During the Fortnight Intelligence Briefing, General Arbuckle stated:

We will get into the one [the Flag Officers for America letter] on resignations for Secretary of Defense Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Milley in a moment, but before that, we also put one [letter] out in May which is equally important for your audience to know about, and that is, it identified the severe peril our nation is in today, because we are in a fight for our survival like we have never been before in our history going back to 1776. And that fight for our survival is our Constitutional Republic and all it represents against the forces of socialism and Marxism. You see that playing out today, and we [Flag Officers for America] published a letter on 10 May addressing that — twelve national security threats — and we had 219 senior retired generals and admirals sign that particular letter.

That’s just background information, and it leads up to the one you really want to talk about, and that’s the letter that we put together towards the middle and end of August as we saw the debacle in Afghanistan unfolding the way it was…

…As of the 30th of August, when we released the letter to the public, we had 90 signers on it. As of today, 184 retired generals and admirals have signed it…

…Secretary Austin and General Milley, by statute, are the two most senior advisors to the President of the United States in his capacity as Commander In Chief. It’s their job to give him, in situations like Afghanistan, their best military advice on what should or should not be done. And in this case, as General Milley testified before Congress on 28th, 29th of September, it was an absolute strategic failure. We all know that, and therefore, resignations are in order, and should happen…

…This debacle in Afghanistan should have never happened. President Biden, as we found out from the testimony before Congress, General Milley, General McKenzie, and the Secretary Austin, dug his feet in on the 31st of August date, and that then caused all the preparatory actions that were necessary to do that withdrawal properly, condensed into a very short timeframe, with inadequate resources, resulting in what we saw: Americans being left behind, which is unheard of.

In no time in our history, that I know of, has any president ever consciously left Americans behind in a bitter war, not to mention our allies, 83, 84 billion dollars worth of equipment, the disastrous damage it does to our reputation, to our allies, how it emboldens our enemies. I mean, this thing is going to take decades to recover from and it just should have never happened.

I still believe that General Milley and Secretary Austin should retire because of the roles they played in that particular situation.

General McInerney


Former U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff General Thomas McInerney (Ret.) kicked off his interview segment of the program by declaring:

Well, let’s start out John with the nice, simple fact that World War III has begun with China.

China has an ideology, a doctrine, called unrestricted warfare, in which they use biological attacks, cyberwarfare, and, lo and behold, almost two years ago, or certainly one plus year and a half ago, we had a massive pandemic, as they call it, that came out of the Wuhan lab in China. And the fact is that that was a deliberate biological attack  — you’ve still got the Philadelphia lawyers trying to figure out  —  but, let’s admit it, it was a deliberate biological attack from China…

…From understanding how warfare goes, and the patterns of behavior, and their doctrine, I say, and many others, a number of us, are saying, it was a deliberate biological attack on the world, followed up by a cyberwarfare attack on our 2020 election, the night of 3 November, 4 November, in which it was a massive attack on our election system.

President Trump had won 80 million votes to 68 million for Biden, but with the manipulation, primarily the six battleground states, in Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, those six battleground states were key, others impacted, and they were tipping points, using an American system called HAMMER and SCORECARD that, through — and I’ll tell you where they got it I believe — but through complicity by Americans, domestic enemies, gave it to the Chinese and they used it in our election. The fact is, China stole that election.

General Vallely

Former Deputy Commanding General for the US Army Pacific General Paul E. Vallely (Ret.), a West Point graduate who served in Vietnam and other overseas theaters, spoke about China’s takeover of Canada and China’s role in the Mexican drug cartels’ fentanyl trafficking across the southern U.S. border.

General Vallely then added:

We’ve got problems, John, but we have solutions also. If we could bring back … retired military that understand what is going on, we can turn this around for the government, hopefully working with the new president, and hopefully that would be President Trump…

…He’s got to surround himself by good people. He continues to have people that don’t understand what’s happening and he gets bad advice time and time again, even now what’s going on, advising him. He needs to bring in some of us guys that actually have a feel for what’s going on, and put him close to the situation…

…In the end, I think it [COVID-19] was an intentional leak…

…All of this has been programmed. This is all intentional, John, what’s going on right now, to dismantle the United States and change it forever. Obama said, as you remember, when he was running for president, “we are going to change America forever”…

…This isn’t by chance, John. This is by design, and this is what we have to defeat. We have to stop being naive to what is going on. With COVID, and the masking of America, shutting down American businesses, allowing all of these container ships off our shores to sit there that we can’t unload them? We don’t have the unions and the dock people able to unload all of these shipping containers? Supply chain? I mean, what’s going on here, John?

It’s not by chance. Believe me, this is all by design, to bring America down and control it, so that we will not be a superpower anymore…

…I can tell you, under General Arbuckle and our Flag Officers for America, Retired Generals and Admirals, we are going to do all we can to save this country, along with our fellow Americans, at the county level, the city level, the town level. It’s going to be bottom-up type of support that we need from Americans in our counties throughout America. Our school boards, women standing up now. So we do have an awakening, John, and it is going to increase the support and restore this country, restore our Constitution, the Republic. It’s going to happen, I’m very confident of that. We are going to do that with God’s will.

John B. Wells responded:

Well, it’s going to take Him. I think it’s going to take a lot of prayer. I’m an ardent believer in prayer, because I’ve seen its effect. Miracles do happen. My opinion ladies and gentlemen, is that we need a miracle right now…This is very, very serious stuff…it’s just exactly what General Vallely said, it has to start at the bottom.

“This is all hands on deck,” General Vallely and John B. Wells agreed.

Colonel Sellin

U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Sellin (Ret.), a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq who spent a significant part of his Army career assigned to Fort Detrick, the U.S. Army base in Maryland that hosts major elements of the U.S. biodefense program, discussed COVID-19.

The following statement is by Col. Lawrence Sellin:

There is a Chinese Communist Party cadre already well-established in the United States

When I began to investigate the origin of COVID-19 in January of 2020, the trail quickly led back to the U.S., specifically to a number of Chinese scientists, who were either officers in China’s People’s Liberation Army or were working with PLA scientists or with research centers like the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which are connected to China’s military.

The links between Chinese living and working in the U.S. go beyond research and includes so-called Chinese-American cultural and professional organizations, which act as de facto extensions of the Chinese Communist Party by promoting its aims inside the U.S.

Thus, forming a Fifth Column.

In the 1990s, the Chinese Communist Party began sending its virus scientists to the United States, in particular military medical scientists from the People’s Liberation Army.

One such Chinese military scientist is Shibo Jiang, who obtained his MS and MD degrees from the First and Fourth Medical University of the People’s Liberation Army.

In 1987-1990, he received his postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology, the Rockefeller University in New York under Anthony Fauci’s HIV program.

From 1990 to 2010, Shibo Jiang held a permanent position worked in the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Center eventually becoming Head of its Viral Immunology Laboratory.

During that time, he received over $17 million in funding from Anthony Fauci and established an extensive network of research coloration with U.S. virus research laboratories obtaining valuable skills and knowledge.

During that entire period, Shibo Jiang also maintained an active research collaboration with China’s People’s Liberation Army, one of which, Yusen Zhou, was a key figure in China’s biological warfare program.

In a process I call “scientific chain migration,” Shibo Jiang facilitated the movement of other People’s Liberation Army scientists into his and other U.S. virus research laboratories.

One such People’s Liberation Army scientist was Shuwen Liu, who also continued his collaboration with the Chinese military while benefiting from U.S. research funding. Shuwen Liu would eventually play a key role in the creation of COVID-19.

A more recent Chinese military-connected arrival in the U.S. arranged by Shibo Jiang is Lanying Du, wife of Yusen Zhou, the key figure in China’s biological warfare program mentioned earlier.

Lanying Du is still working at the Lindsley Kimball Institute and last year received a four-year research grant from Anthony Fauci.

There are many others.

Shibo Jiang returned to China as a highly honored member of the Chinese Communist Party and professor at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Another example is Pei-Yong Shi, who was trained in the People’s Republic of China and now is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at UTMB. Since 2007, he has been an Honorary Professor at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston is a major virus research center heavily funded by the National Institutes of Health, especially Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

In August 2020, UTMB was designated by Anthony Fauci as one of the ten Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases newly funded by a NIAID grant totaling $82 million.

Perhaps not coincidentally, Fauci also designated Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance, a long-time collaborator with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as another Center for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases, awarding it $7.5 million.

UTMB is also the home of the Department of Defense-funded Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

UTMB has one of the few Biosafety Level 4 facilities for containing and conducting research on the world’s most dangerous viruses.

One does not need to search very deeply to find that UTMB has been penetrated by scientists of People’s Liberation Army, some believed to be linked to China’s biowarfare program.

Case in point using a single COVID-19 scientific publication published on January 20, 2021 co-authored by Pei-Yong Shi.

The first author, Zeng-guo Cao, who works in Pei-Yong Shi’s laboratory at UTMB, lists another affiliation, the Key Laboratory of Zoonosis Research, Ministry of Education, College of Veterinary Medicine, Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Zeng-guo Cao leaves out the fact that he works at the PLA’s Military Veterinary Research Institute.

The second author, Hong-jie Xia, who also works in Pei-Yong Shi’s laboratory at UTMB, collaborated with Chinese military scientists while working at Wuhan University.

The fourth and fifth authors, Xian-zhu Xia and Hua-lei Wang are both associated with the PLA’s Military Veterinary Research Institute.

It is critical to note, that the PLA’s Military Veterinary Research Institute is believed to be an important component of China’s biowarfare program, led by veterinary General Jin Ningyi.

A PLA scientist working under General Jin Ningyi, Biao He, was a key member of the team, which isolated and characterized bat coronaviruses ZC45 and ZXC21, claimed by Chinese whistleblower Dr. Limeng Yan to be the backbone of the laboratory-created COVID-19 virus.

The activities of Chinese scientists based in the U.S. has gone beyond research collaboration with counterparts in China and now appears to include active collaboration with Chinese Communist Party propaganda efforts.

These are at least partially coordinated from the Chinese-American professional organization, the Virology Division of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA) of which Shan-Lu Liu of Ohio State University is president.

Shan-Lu Liu, by now, may even be a U.S. citizen.

Not only does Shan-Lu Liu collaborate with People’s Liberation Army scientists like Cheng-Feng Qin, believed to be a key figure in China’s biowarfare program, but there is evidence pointing to his role as an organizer of Chinese Communist Party propaganda in the U.S.

That propaganda coordination is done via private chat rooms online that include Chinese Communist Party scientists and members of the SCBA for which there is an email list of over 100 Chinese scientists working in the U.S.

In early February 2020, long before the origin of COVID-19 could have been determined, Shan-Lu Liu wrote an article supporting Beijing’s argument that the virus had a natural origin and was not a laboratory creation.

As recently as January 2021, Shan-Lu Liu was in communication with Zheng-Li Shi, the “bat woman” of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, who was encouraging him to enlist Chinese virologists in a public relations and media campaign in support of Beijing’s views. I have screen shots of those conversations.

Eight days before the 2020 Presidential election, after a four-month investigation of 600 U.S. groups linked to Chinese Communist Party, Newsweek magazine described the ways in which the CCP uses businesses, universities, think tanks, and Chinese diaspora social and cultural organizations within the United States to further Beijing’s political and economic interests and ambitions.

Chief among them are the numerous Chinese-American associations connected directly to Chinese Consulates in major U.S. cities.

The leaders of those associations, although U.S. citizens, do not even try to hide their allegiance to Beijing.

One such example is Fred Teng aka Teng Shao-jun, who is a U.S. citizen and President of the America-China Public Affairs Institute and AmericaChina and a member of the Board of Advisors for the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations.

According to a Chinese government website, in 2018, as a honored guest and participant in the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Fred Teng said:

“I hope that China will show more great power. China’s international influence and appeal have become stronger and stronger. A strong China is the most ardent expectation in the hearts of overseas Chinese.”

Gene Wu is a Democrat Texas State Representative and ardent China-supporter, who has been a frequent guest of the Chinese consulate in Houston and is virulently anti-Trump.

James Chen was an advisor in the Office of Texas Governor Rick Perry and continuously interacted with Chinese Communist Party officials both in the United States and in China.

What I have described is only a tiny sliver of the massive infiltration of Chinese Communist Party and People’s Liberation Army in the United States providing an already established cadre ready to do the bidding of Beijing.

Mary Fanning and Alan Jones


The American Report’s Mary Fanning and Alan Jones joined John B. Wells to discuss the recent declarations by two former U.S. Army cyberwarfare experts, Chief Warrant Officer Ben Cotton and Lt. Col. Steve Murray, that the 2020 U.S. election in Maricopa County, Arizona was hacked.

Mary Fanning revealed:

Well, we got some confirmation, John, on exactly what we’ve been putting out for some time, and that is that the elections were hacked and foreign powers reached into the machines using anonymous connections, just as we announced before the election, telling that the swing states would be stolen.

And we saw Lt. Col. Steve Murray, who had previously commanded Cyber Defense Battalion, come forward to say that foreign powers reached into those voting machines, using anonymous connections, and those anonymous connections were used through remote connections in Windows, to flip the vote.

And as we have said, and Lt. Col. Steve Murray came out and said, this is an Act of War.

Why is this an Act of War? It is because not only did our allies, but also our adversaries, [particularly] China, entered our election and flipped and stole the vote.

They didn’t have enough paper ballots. That’s when they started dumping more paper ballots.

But let me tell you, those anonymous connections, we brought forward in ABSOLUTE PROOF, SCIENTIFIC PROOF, ABSOLUTE INTERFERENCE, ABSOLUTE PERIL, with the generals and with cyber command, to prove that that vote was stolen. They flipped the vote away from Donald Trump. That was an overwhelming landslide for Donald Trump, and I hope tonight and every night that the American people are standing shoulder to shoulder, that we will bend the arc of Chinese history and they will not take America.

Alan Jones reiterated:

On October 31st, three days before the 2020 election, we published a story predicting that there would be a cyber attack on the battleground states on the November 3rd election. And that was something that did happen. We subsequently presented forensic cyber evidence with a lot more detail.

Now, since then, we are coming up on the one year anniversary of the 2020 election. You see more cyber experts come forward after having taken a close look at this election, especially in Arizona, and made their statements.

So first we had, on September 24, 2021, you remember the Cyber Ninjas. They had an expert named Ben Cotton. He was a former U.S. Army Special Forces cyber expert. He came forward with devastating details about how the Maricopa County system was connected to the internet, files were deleted, that there were missing logs, and [and] that there were anonymous logins.

Now we have another [U.S.] Army cyber expert, Lt. Col. Steve Murray, who worked with U.S. Army Pacific Command, and of course their Area of Responsibility (AOR) covers the People’s Republic of China, and he is now also verifying that there were anonymous connections and foreign interference. So, the pieces are coming together.

The proof is there. The 2020 U.S. election was stolen from President Donald Trump.

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