This is the first of two pieces analyzing the absurd attempt by the US and UK to hold others responsible for their own failure. An alarming but systematic campaign is clearly under way to shift the blame for the widely-acknowledge failures of the UK and US authorities to prepare for COVID19. We will reproduce instances of this campaign as we come across them, and are working on a rebuttal to the clearly false logic and lack of evidential basis for what can legitimately be classified as ‘fake news’.
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Published on South Front, Apr 13, 2020
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation announced that it would officially recognize all global coronavirus deaths as the fault of the Chinese government and would add to the tally of historical victims to communism.
According to it, the global situation is almost entirely to blame on China, and, by proxy, on the World Health Organization.
“The consequences of China’s deception and the WHO’s credulity are now playing out globally. It is normally difficult to assign culpability to governments and organizations charged with ensuring public health in any pandemic, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is materially different. The denial of information, outright fabrications, and disregard for human life—both within and outside of China’s borders—is so shocking and pervasive that the contracting of the virus by millions worldwide and the resultant death toll was not only foreseeable but entirely avoidable.
If the Chinese Communist Party had taken early steps to warn the world instead of covering up its spread, and if the WHO had simply questioned or cautioned against China’s assertions, the harm would have been significantly reduced. Instead, the PRC’s actions and WHO’s inaction precipitated a pandemic, leading to a global economic crisis and a growing loss of human life.“
According to the foundation, the following actions need to be undertaken in order to punish China for its alleged misconduct:
- The U.S. should work to suspend the PRC from full membership in the WHO. Treating the PRC as an equal partner in safeguarding world health made the WHO captive to the PRC and less able to accomplish its mission.
- The U.S. should work toward Taiwan’s admission to the WHO as a counterbalance to the PRC. Taiwan has proven to be one of the most responsible countries in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
- The U.S. and other countries should explore using legal means to hold the PRC accountable for violating its treaty obligations and seek reparations for economic damages incurred as a result of the pandemic.
- The U.S. should enact stronger sanctions on the PRC specifically related to its human rights violations which contributed to the coronavirus’ spread at the very beginning and at every phase of the crisis.
- The U.S. should cooperate with other countries to demand an independent investigation into the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan, China.
- The White House should form an inter-agency office specifically to deal with PRC and CCP propaganda and foreign influence operations.
Essentially, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and WHO Director Tedros Adhanom are “threats to global health.”
“While the pandemic’s final human toll is still unknown, those who have perished from the outbreak must be included in the global count of 100 million deaths at the hands of Communism,” VOC Executive Director Marion Smith said in a statement.
“Any cursory look at the facts show that the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, and WHO Director Tedros are continued threats to global public health. We call on all western media to verify any claims from these discredited organizations before parroting them.”
In addition, a US Judge – Andrew Napolitano said that there would be many lawsuits against Chinese-controlled companies, in relation to how Beijing allegedly handled the COVID-19 situation.
“China has a lot of assets in the United States. Some of the assets here are owned not by the government itself but by corporations in which the government is the principal shareholder,” the Fox News judicial analyst said.
“I think you can expect to see soon class actions that are lawsuits brought to the United States federal courts against these corporations — it’s not the government, again, it’s corporations that the government controls that own real estate in the United States. The court would seize the real estate until the litigation is resolved,” Napolitano said.
And, indeed, approximately 5,000 US citizens have joined a class-action lawsuit against the Chinese government for COVID-19 damages.
The plaintiffs claim to have suffered huge losses due to Beijing’s negligence in containing the virus. Similar class-action lawsuits also were filed in Nevada and Texas.
“Our lawsuit addresses those who have been physically injured from exposure to the virus … it also addresses the commercial activity China has engaged in around the “wet markets” trade,” Berman Law Group, which filed the Florida suit, said.
How any of these cases would be applicable is questionable, since the misconduct in the US needs to be carried out on American soil for any Chinese official to be held liable.
A potential US lawsuit against China for coronavirus damages could be worth £3.2 trillion, according to British conservative think tank, the Henry Jackson Society. In its new report, the Henry Jackson Society said China is potentially liable for the damages incurred due to its early mishandling of the disease. Specifically, intentionally withholding information from the World Health Organization was cited as a violation of the International Health Regulations.
Meanwhile, UK outlet the Mail, reported that it had obtained documents that show the Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on mammals captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan – funded by a $3.7 million grant from the US government.
There is a wide propaganda campaign attempting to entirely shift the blame on China, and take any pressure off local governments and businesses for entirely disregarding any of the early warnings and refusing to believe that a crisis was coming. This is likely to ramp up, as China attempts to send aid to many countries around the world to help with curbing the spread of the virus.