DNI, DHS and Pompeo on China: The Diabolical US Blame Game
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Blaming others for its own failings, wrongdoing, and high crimes is longstanding US policy.
Calling COVID-19 the "Wuhan virus" is part of the Trump regime's deceptive blame game scheme — despite no credible evidence linking its origin to China.
Falsely blaming the country is all about wanting it vilified, weakened and isolated on the world stage — US war by other means waged against numerous nations on its target list for regime change, how the scourge of imperialism operates.
Most people believe managed news misinformation and disinformation because it's fed to them repeatedly by establishment media, notably on television propaganda reports masquerading as news.
On Sunday, Pompeo repeated his often stated Big Lie, falsely claiming the following:
"We can confirm that the Chinese Communist Party did all that it could to make sure that the world didn't learn in a timely fashion about what was taking place (sic)."
"There's lots of evidence of that (sic)" — none cited because it doesn't exist.
Time and again, China, Russia, Iran, and other sovereign independent countries the US doesn't control are falsely blamed for all sorts of things they had nothing to do with.
When no credible evidence backs accusations made, they're groundless.
It's true for phony claims about Russian US election meddling, blaming victim of US/NATO/Israeli state terrorism Iran for committing it, calling model democratic state Venezuela a dictatorship, and now falsely blaming China for a global COVID-19 public health crisis that most likely was made in the USA.
Pompeo: "We're going to hold those responsible (in China) accountable (sic), and we'll do so on a timeline that is our own."
"China has a history of infecting the world (sic)…These are not the first times that we've had a world exposed to viruses as a result of failures in a Chinese lab (sic)."
"(T)here is a significant amount of evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan (sic)."
Again, none was cited, just Pompeo's spurious claim, contradicting the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). See below.
In response to whether he believes China intentionally released the coronavirus or if its spread was accidental, Pompeo said:
"I don't have anything to say about that."
Separately, when Trump was asked if he saw evidence indicating that China's Wuhan Institute of Virology was COVID-19's origin, he said:
"Yes, I have. Yes, I have." Asked about what evidence proves it, he said: "I can't tell you that. I'm not allowed to tell you that."
No one should accept anything he, Pompeo, or most others in Washington say at face value.
On April 30, an ODNI press release said the following:
"The Intelligence Community…concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified.
No evidence was cited, nor about the claim that it "originated in China."
The ODNI has no knowledge about whether the coronavirus came from "contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan."
Most likely it was neither. No evidence suggests it. Widespread outbreaks have all the earmarks of a diabolical second 9/11 that was made in the USA, not China or elsewhere.
What's playing out in real time serves US imperial interests, a campaign to control other nations, their resources and populations by waging wars by hot and other means.
The scheme also involves controlling ordinary Americans under a master/serf relationship — wrapped in the American flag for cover.
The Trump regime's Homeland Security Department joined the China blame game.
According to AP News on Monday, the DHS claims China "intentionally concealed the severity" of COVID-19 outbreaks, based on an agency document it saw (sic), adding:
Beijing failed to report coronavirus cases to the WHO "for much of January (sic)," it reportedly claimed.
According to the organization, it was informed by Beijing of pneumonia outbreaks on December 31, later identified as COVID-19.
The WHO reported the news on social media days later, it said.
After outbreaks began in late December, China delayed a handful of days alone before reporting them, hardly reflecting coverup.
China's Wuhan Municipal Health Commission informed the WHO around four months ago about what was going on.
Further information followed as events unfolded. Actions by China warrant high praise.
Its rapid all-out response to contain outbreaks prevented their far greater spread cross-border.
While the US, UK, and other Western countries did little for weeks in early 2020, Trump notably calling COVID-19 no different than flu that would vanish on its own, these countries bear major responsibility for widespread outreaks of the disease.
If other nations experiencing large numbers of cases acted as swiftly and effectively as China, COVID-19 outbreaks would likely be contained within their borders, fewer outbreaks occurring in neighboring states.
According to AP News,"China informed the WHO of (initial) outbreak(s) on Dec. 31."
"It contacted the US Centers for Disease Control on Jan. 3 and publicly identified the pathogen as a novel coronavirus on Jan. 8."
If "missteps" occurred, they were minor compared to how things were mishandled in the West, notably by the US and UK.
AP: "There is no public evidence to suggest (that China) plot(ted) to buy up the world's medical supplies."
It's the world's leading exporter of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators, shipping them to scores of countries worldwide.
China's Foreign Ministry slammed false Trump regime accusations, on Friday its spokesman Geng Shuang saying:
"The US government has ignored the facts, diverted public attention and engaged in buck-passing in an attempt to shirk its responsibility for incompetence in the fight against the epidemic."
Separately according to reports, the CIA and Britain's MI6 prepared their own blame game report directed at China, falsely accusing its authorities of a COVID-19 coverup.
Phony anti-China accusations are reminiscent of Saddam Hussein's WMDs that didn't exist and the Big Lie that won't die claim of Russian US election meddling.
In the run-up to US November elections and their aftermath, the falsified blame game against China and other nations on the US target list for regime change will no doubt continue unabated.
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