Just Suppose Trump is Right about the Chinese Virus! By Charles Taylor (Florida)
Trump has spoken of the Chinese virus, as the virus came from China, and did not back down when the anti-racist Leftoids said that this was racist. No, it is merely pointing out the place of origin. And that is relevant to Trump, since there is a growing case that the Chinese communist party were knowingly responsible for the pandemic:
“Former Trump White House advisor Steve Bannon told FNC's Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures" that President Trump's suggestion Saturday that maybe the Chinese government "deliberately" did not inform the world health organization or other countries about the early coronavirus outbreak. Bannon said China knew as early as December 2019 that the virus was spreading from human to human but told the world health organization in Mid-January that it was not. "This is about the Chinese Communist Party, and they are knowingly responsible for what happened," he said. TRUMP: Now, the question was asked, would you be angry at China? Well, the answer might very well be a very resounding yes. But it depends. Was it a mistake that got out of control, or was it done deliberately, OK? There's a big difference between those two. In either event, they should have let us go in. You know, we asked to go in very early, and they didn't want us in. I think they were embarrassed. MARIA BARTIROMO: Steve, that was the first time the president actually publicly raised the question of, was it deliberate? I found that stunning. You haven't heard the president raise such an issue before. Your reaction? STEVE BANNON: One of the key phrases the president used -- and I think, if I was in Beijing, I'd be very nervous right now -- he said, knowingly responsible, knowingly responsible. And I think -- let's set aside for a second, this is a biological Chernobyl. But let's set aside a second the lab, and did it leak out of the lab with a technician on trying to find a vaccine? Let's leave aside the fact that, were they doing gain of function experiments there, against everybody's knowledge? Let's leave aside for a second whether they have an offensive biological weapons program. That's all going to be investigated. As Pompeo and Senator Cotton says, that's all now being investigated by intelligence services, by the world's health organizations, et cetera. Let's go back to knowingly responsible. And let's be precise. This is not the Chinese people and this is not China. The Chinese people, the decent, hardworking people of China, are the single biggest victims here.
BANNON: This is about the Chinese Communist Party, and they are knowingly responsible for what happened.
This is an act of commission. They knew, as a matter of fact, no later than the last week of December of 2019, they knew they had human-to-human transmission and community spread.”
“At the conclusion of a week that saw the already-tense relationship between the US and China further strained by reports of CPC-sanctioned skullduggery during the early days of the outbreak in Wuhan, President Trump decided to kick things up a notch during his Friday task force press briefing, where he said for the first time that if Beijing was "knowingly responsible" for unleashing the virus on the world, then it should face "consequences." Here's the exact quote, courtesy of Reuters: "It could have been stopped in China before it started and it wasn’t, and the whole world is suffering because of it," Trump said. "If it was a mistake, a mistake is a mistake. But if they were knowingly responsible, yeah, I mean, then sure there should be consequences," Trump said. He did not elaborate on what actions the United States might take. It's not exactly the forceful accusation of culpability that Trump's critics - including the Chinese - have made it out to be over the last 24 hours. Let's take a step back for those who haven't been closely following the back-and-forth between Trump and Beijing: Trump triggered a torrent of criticism from the mainstream US and international press by revoking US funding for the WHO pending an investigation into a 'coverup' implying that the WHO helped China conceal the seriousness of the outbreak in Wuhan during its early days. As far as the world knows, China didn't officially notify the WHO and the rest of the international community about the outbreak until New Year's Eve, 2019.
Though during the weeks before, whispers about an outbreak emerged as 8 doctors from Wuhan tried to warn the public before being abruptly silenced by local police. Beijing has blamed this early suppression entirely on local officials and promised to "nail them to the pillar of shame for all of history." However, local officials around the country have reportedly defended their actions by accusing Beijing of tying their hands. And it wasn't until late January - nearly two months after the outbreak began - that officials in China finally publicly acknowledged something they had known for at least a week: the virus was spreading between humans, and several health care workers had been infected. Though Beijing finally managed to get its arms around the outbreak, it took a herculean effort involving draconian crackdowns that simply wouldn't be politically feasible in the west. Then, earlier this week, Fox News reported that US intel suspects the virus may actually have leaked out of a Level 4 bio-safety lab in Wuhan - something we were de-platformed for saying a few months back - not far from the wet market identified as the true source of origin. That kicked off a round of finger-pointing by the US and China, which had seemingly died down by the time Trump made his comment last night. Now, as the SCMP reports, academics in Beijing are shrugging the comments off with tough talk, while President Xi and the Politburo likely seethe in secret at even the vaguest notion that China should be made to make restitution to the world for unleashing the virus - if that is indeed what happened.”
But, it is not only Trump who is concerned about the Chinese communist party’s lack of accountability, but the Libs as well:
“Australia on Sunday joined global calls for China to explain itself over its bungled handling of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, questioning its transparency and demanding an international investigation into the origins of the virus and how it flooded the globe. The deadly infection is known to have been first isolated in a market selling exotic wildlife in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. It has since infected some 2.3 million people and killed nearly 160,000 of them, according to Reuters calculations. Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, said her concern about China’s transparency was at a “a very high point”and reflected previous doubts in Canberra over the performance of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), as Breitbart News reported. “The issues around the coronavirus are issues for independent review, and I think that it is important that we do that,” Payne told ABC television. “In fact, Australia will absolutely insist on that.” She continued: “It will need parties, countries to come to the table with a willingness to be transparent and to engage in that process and to ensure that we have a review mechanism in which the international community can have faith.” Australia’s push for China to come clean over its handling of all facets of the coronavirus pandemic followed the United States’ pause of funding for W.H.O. at the request of U.S. President Donald Trump, who said the organisation was promoting Chinese “disinformation” about the virus.”
China has shown that it simply lacks threw national maturity to be a world leader. The claim by our own fifth column that it is racist to launch such criticisms of China should be met by: silence, fools! This issue is bigger than your public funded guilt-fest! Lives are at stake.