must stop to blaming China for exposing the fraud of
By Moon Of Alabama
May 02, 2020 "Information
-The Trump administration seeks to blame 'someone' for
its messed up response to the Covid-19 pandemic. After
first lauding China for its fight against the epidemic
it started to bash it. A phone call between Xi and Trump
shut that down for a while. It was then the WHO which
was blamed. After the Trump administration de-funded it
there was little left to do. So it is now back to China.
administration is pressing its intelligence services to
find or make up
evidence that China is guilty of releasing the virus:
administration officials have pushed American spy
agencies to hunt for evidence to support an
unsubstantiated theory that a government laboratory
in Wuhan, China, was the origin of the coronavirus
outbreak, according to current and former American
officials. The effort comes as President Trump
escalates a public campaign to blame China for the
Most intelligence agencies remain skeptical that
conclusive evidence of a link to a lab can be found,
and scientists who have studied the genetics of the
coronavirus say that the overwhelming probability is
that it leapt from animal to human in a
nonlaboratory setting, as was the case with H.I.V.,
Ebola and SARS.
A former intelligence official described senior
aides’ repeated emphasis of the lab theory as
“conclusion shopping,” a disparaging term among
analysts that has echoes of the Bush
administration’s 2002 push for assessments saying
that Iraq had weapons of mass of destruction and
links to Al Qaeda, perhaps the most notorious
example of the politicization of intelligence.
intelligence folks were so concerned about the pressure
that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
published a statement
which says that it believes that the virus was a natural
development and that it does not know if the outbreak
occurred due to a natural contact or due to a lab
chance of a natural contact is of course infinitely
higher than that of a lab accident:
were astronomical against a lab release as opposed
to an event in nature, said Kristian G. Andersen,
the lead author of the paper published
in Nature Medicine
and a specialist in infectious disease at the
Scripps Research Translational Institute in
SARS-CoV viruses originally developed in bats but are
unlikely to have jumped from there to humans. Some
researchers have noticed that
raccoon dogs are known
to carry bat sourced
coronaviruses and that they have the
specific ACE2 receptors
that would have allowed the SARS-CoV-19 virus, as well
as the original SARS virus, to use them as an
are bread in Japan and China for their fur. The largest
farms breeding raccoon dogs in China are said to be in
Hubei province where the outbreak occurred. A wide
screening for viruses in the raccoon dogs on those farms
could establish a potential natural chain.
administrations is not interested in the natural source
of the virus. It is already thinking about
how it can 'punish'
officials across multiple government agencies are
expected to meet Thursday to begin mapping out a
strategy for seeking retaliatory measures against
China, two people with knowledge of the meeting
said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because
they weren’t authorized to disclose the planning.
Officials in American intelligence agencies are also
involved in the effort.
Trump has fumed to aides and others in recent days
about China, blaming the country for withholding
information about the virus, and has discussed
enacting dramatic measures that would probably lead
to retaliation by Beijing, these people said.
In private, Trump and aides have discussed stripping
China of its “sovereign immunity,” aiming to enable
the U.S. government or victims to sue China for
damages. George Sorial, who formerly served as a top
executive at the Trump Organization and is involved
in a class-action lawsuit against China, told The
Washington Post he and senior White House officials
have discussed limiting China’s sovereign immunity.
Legal experts say an attempt to limit China’s
sovereign immunity would be extremely difficult to
accomplish and may require congressional
administration officials have also discussed having
the United States cancel part of its debt
obligations to China, two people with knowledge of
internal conversations said. It was not known if the
president has backed this idea.
ideas are as nuts as
Joe Biden's anti-China antics.
If the U.S. denies 'sovereign immunity' to China dozens
of countries will use the precedence to do the same with
regards to the U.S. In December 1944 during
of Wuhan the U.S.
killed more than 40.000 Chinese people. How will it pay
for that? Should the rest of the world sue the U.S. for
the up to 575,000 global death and the economic damage
H1N1 swine flu pandemic
caused since 2009? That pandemic was was first detected
in southern California. No U.S. financial asset in China
or elsewhere would be safe from being confiscated to
compensate for that and other damage U.S. neglect and
wars have caused.
on U.S. sovereign debt can likewise not be done
selectively. It would be the end of the U.S. dollar as a
Trump contradicted his intelligence services when
he claimed that he had
seen evidence that the virus came from a laboratory:
Asked if he
had seen anything giving him a high degree of
confidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was
the source of the outbreak, Trump replied, "Yes, I
to give details.
However, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated he
had not seen definitive evidence.
know precisely where it began," he said.
the Chinese news agency Xinhua published an
funny animation video that empathizes and
mocks the contradictions
of U.S. statements about the pandemic. Every warning
that China had offered from early on was originally
rejected by the Trump administration:
discovered a new virus.
America: So what?
America: It's only a Flu
America: Don't wear a Mask
economic conflict or even a physical war against China
(and its ally Russia) is one the U.S. can not win. The
U.S. must stop to blame China for
exposing the fraud of 'American exceptionalism'.
has done that
itself. It is not even
Trump who is guilty of it as the relative decline of
U.S. statesmanship and capabilities has developed over
decades and independent of party policy preferences.
It will require
some self reflection to counter that decline.
Unfortunately neither side of the aisle seems willing to
engage in it.
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