Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded that China provide access to the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology to American investigators during an interview with Fox’s Maria Bartiromo on Friday, in order that the truth behind the origin of the Chinese coronavirus could be independently verified.
Fox cited anonymous government sources on Wednesday who claimed it looked likely coronavirus had escaped from the research facility in China. The primary theory for the origin of coronavirus involves the Wuhan Wet Market, a market where live and exotic animals are slaughtered and sold.
Pompeo’s call for an investigation of the Wuhan Institute of Virology could signal that the U.S. government is increasingly serious about the theories that claim the virus escaped from a lab.
“Clearly, we need to investigate whether that took place here,” said Pompeo in response to a question about Chinese scientific protocols. “Whether they had the capability to handle the kinds of viruses that were being studied or worked on in that laboratory. We don’t know those answers. The Chinese Communist Party needs to open up and let us get those answers.”
President Donald Trump mentioned the laboratory theory regarding the virus’ origins in Friday’s press conference, remarking that the horseshoe bats known as the carriers of viruses from which coronavirus descends from live forty miles away from Wuhan, China. He said the theory requires further investigation.
The veracity of the theory is far from set in stone. Viral diseases have been known to emerge from Chinese wet markets before, which represent a biologically danger in their own right.
Pompeo avoided formally endorsing legislative proposals that would secure compensation from China for its malfeasance in covering up the early spread of the virus. He also voiced concern about the increasing propagation of 5G technology across the world, a Chinese-developed telecommunications technology heavily dependent on companies such as Huawei known for a comfortable relationship with the nation’s authoritarian communist government.
Two Men Arrested for Planning Terrorist Attack on Trump Tower in Support of ISIS
They’re from South Carolina and Texas.
The FBI has arrested two men and charged them with planning terrorist attacks on locations such as New York’s Trump Tower in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Kristopher Sean Matthews of South Carolina and Jaylyn Christopher Molina of Texas have been charged with conspiring to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
Matthews adopted the pseudonym Ali Jibreel, and Molina the name Abdur Rahim.
The pair allegedly plotted to attack government facilities and New York’s Trump Tower, discussing their plans in jihadist chatrooms. They were busted by federal informants within these honeypots.
“We need to stick together, we need to defeat them, we need to take a lot of casualties,” said Molina of the pair’s plotting. Molina spoke of his allegiance to ISIS in the server. “You are my enemy (America) and never will I wear your flag … but I will raise the black flag of Allah.”
They also spoke of the proposition of traveling to Syria in order to fight for ISIS, an idea that would’ve almost certainly resulted in their quick capture or death. American citizens caught fighting for ISIS on foreign battlefields have proven to be a legal nightmare for American military and civil law to manage.
Both were arrested on Monday. They face a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison, with a lifetime of supervised release.
These clowns didn’t get very far in actually planning acts of violence in support of ISIS, and they seem to have somewhat missed the boat- ISIS has largely been defeated by American-backed Kurdish militias and the Iraqi and Syrian governments. But they deserve punishment nonetheless.
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