A Chinese official is peddling a conspiracy theory that the U.S. Army may have planted the deadly Wuhan Flu in China, without providing any evidence for his bold claim.
Zhao Lijian, a foreign ministry spokesman, pushed this theory on Twitter on Thursday, March 12, 2020. This statement mirrors similar conspiracy theories being spread on Chinese social media that blame the United States for the pandemic.
Just take a few minutes to read one more article. This is so astonishing that it changed many things I used to believe in. Please retweet to let more people know about it. https://t.co/jprOhxlYE9
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 13, 2020
The head of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that the source of the virus was wild animals sold at a market in the city of Wuhan.
However, in recent days, Chinese officials and a leading health expert have asserted that the virus may have had a different point of origin as the Chinese government has criticized US officials for dubbing the disease the “Wuhan virus”.
Zhao tweeted a video of the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention giving a testimony before Congress detailing how some Americans who allegedly died from the flu were posthumously diagnosed with the Wuhan Flu.
1/2 CDC Director Robert Redfield admitted some Americans who seemingly died from influenza were tested positive for novel #coronavirus in the posthumous diagnosis, during the House Oversight Committee Wednesday. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/vYNZRFPWo3
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 12, 2020
“CDC was caught on the spot. When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals?” Zhao tweeted.
“It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!”
Chinese officials have faced accusations of attempting to cover up the outbreak as police in Wuhan cracked down on and silenced doctors who had voiced concerns about the virus as early as December.
American officials have ticked off China by associating the virus with the country. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called it the “Wuhan virus”.
The foreign ministry has repudiated the term and believes it is “despicable” and “disrespecting science”.
US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien asserted on Wednesday that the origin of the virus was China.
“This virus did not originate in the United States, it originated in Wuhan,” O’Brien said while giving a speech at the Heritage Foundation think tank.
“Unfortunately, rather than using best practices, this outbreak in Wuhan was covered up,” he sustained.
He argued that China had “cost the world community two months to respond” to the epidemic, which has now claimed the lives of 5,000 people and infected more than 130,000 across the globe.
If China had been more cooperative and allowed foreign experts to enter the country, he maintained, “we could have dramatically curtailed what happened both in China and what is now happening across the world”.
Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang described O’Brien’s remarks as “extremely immoral and also irresponsible” on Thursday. He claimed that China’s strict quarantine measures to keep a lid on the virus had won the world “hard-won precious time”.
Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation
Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.
If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.
Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.
In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.
At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”
In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.”
Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”
According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”
When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”
Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.
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