Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the Global Times, said that the "chaotic change" in Afghanistan exposed the inefficiency of the U.S. intelligence, and the false image of American bravery, as portrayed in movies such as Mission Impossible. He made his remarks in a video that was posted to the posted to the Global Times channel on YouTube on August 20, 2021. He said that this proves that U.S. intelligence is incapable of tracing the origin of the coronavirus. For more about Hu Xijin, see MEMRI TV clips nos. 8546, 8522, 8510, and 8504.
Hu Xijin: "The Afghan government collapsed in just 11 days, a drastic change that has baffled the entire Western world. The US government's decision-making process is very clumsy, and assessments of the situation by US intelligence are very inefficient. This is what the world sees. The ability of the US' crisis management has long been heavily deified.
"The 'brave' image of American intelligence personnel promoted in movies such as Mission Impossible can be said to be deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. However, this chaotic change in Afghanistan can be described as a 'superlative fact' that exposes the falseness of American propaganda. The plot is so intense and shocking that it leaves their lies without a place to hide and their hypocrisy nowhere to go.
"However, not only are the capabilities of these intelligence agencies just mediocre, but they also like to tailor research according to whoever is in charge. President Biden handed them the major scientific task of tracing the sources of the coronavirus three months ago. Do you still believe that they can produce an objective and credible report? I believe that first, the intelligence agencies do not have the ability to engage in this serious scientific work. Second, they understand the needs of the US government and public opinion better, and are willing to put what they consider 'US national interests' first and let it guide their research reports."