A veteran national security expert, who has warned for years about China’s growing threat to the West, says others are now waking up to the possibility that China has declared war on the United States.
Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy says people are finally listening to early claims that the COVID-19 virus came from an experimental lab, located in Wuhan, not from an infected animal being sold at a seafood market in the city that became ground zero last December.
A leading critic of China’s communist leaders has been Sen. Tom Cotton, who is being mocked by the Left and the national news media as a “conspiracy theorist” for pointing out that the dangerous Level-4 lab is located in the same city as the outbreak.
China’s ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, called Cotton’s theory “crazy” in a CBS News interview in which the news network treated the Arkansas Republican like an ignorant rube.
U.S.-based researchers insist COVID-19 is not a man-made virus, shooting down Sen. Cotton’s claims, but other lawmakers are now calling out China’s communist leaders for lying to the rest of the world and for covering up the spread of the virus during the critical first weeks of the outbreak.
In an interview with OneNewsNow, Gaffney says Sen. Cotton deserves credit for pointing a finger at China early on when others were late to do so.
A former defense official during the Reagan administration, Gaffney recalls that a senior Chinese official acknowledged decades ago the country was working on a covert and illegal biological weapons program.
“The former general secretary of the Communist Party, Deng Xiaoping, created this biological weapons program for the purpose of destroying the people of the United States,” Gaffney alleges.
Xiaoping, who is probably unfamiliar to much of the West, rose to power in the Chinese Community Party during the 1970s. Military historians credit Xiaoping for embracing capitalism in order to use outside investments to rebuild the country’s military might, with the goal of an inevitable fight with the U.S. for global dominance.
That war plan dates back to the Cold War during the 1980s, and the United States has since emerged as China's largest trading partner in the world.
Gaffney, who has studied China’s military for decades, says he is aware its military leaders have called for a “colonization” of the United States, which would be possible through biological warfare carried out against the U.S.
Two-winged evidence: horseshoe bat
Steven Mosher, a human rights activist who leads the Population Research Institute, tells OneNewsNow the evidence that points to the Wuhan lab has a name: the horseshoe bat, which has been the subject of years-long experiments in China.
Bats are infamous for the deadly viruses they carry, and a 2018 medical story about bats and viruses credits Chinese researchers for examining the ability of bats to remain immune to the diseases they carry. According to the story, the researchers worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“The argument doesn't depend on whether it's bio-engineered,” Mosher says of the new strain of coronavirus. “We know that there are no horseshoe bat colonies within 500 miles of the city of Wuhan. We know that horseshoe bats were not sold at the Wuhan wet market or the Wuhan seafood market.”
Bill Gertz, the veteran national security reporter at The Washington Times, published a lengthy story this week that put a name with China’s research with horseshoe bats: Tian Junhua, who is considered a key researcher based in Wuhan.
China’s communist-led media has been boasting about Junhuah and his research for years, Gertz reported, citing this Communist Youth documentary featuring Junhua and others capturing bats (pictured above) in the wild as well as prominent news stories touting China's knowledge and progress.
Gertz reports in his story that the famed researcher and his years of prominent work cannot be found on a government website that is China's version of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
Gertz interviewed three biosecurity experts for his story in which two said it was likely the virus escaped the lab due to a lack of safety protocols and standard precautions, which can be seen in videos showing the research. A third expert dismissed that theory of a lab accident.
According to Mosher, it’s not hard to connect the dots to the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan and the well-known experiments taking place in its lab.
“And what were they looking for?” he asks rhetorically. “They were looking for horseshoe bat coronavirus that could directly affect human beings.”
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