The world is growing ever more suspicious of the Chinese government this week, as Italy, Spain, and The United States begin to process their first-hand COVID-19 data. To put it simply: Something doesn’t add up.
China, who was supposedly blindsided by the outbreak of coronavirus at a wildlife market in Wuhan, is telling the world that they’ve only accounted for 82,000 cases and 3,300 deaths. This is the most populous nation in the world whose human rights record may as well have been written in blood, mind you.
In the US, two weeks ahead of what we believe will be the worst of it, we are already reporting 4,700 deaths and 212,000 cases. Italy and Spain are both massively more affected than China as well.
Given what we know about how the Chinese government operates, it is highly likely that Beijing fudged the numbers either to make themselves look better or to perhaps intentionally let the world be caught off guard.
In either case, American lawmakers are now eyeing up ways to hold Beijing responsible for their actions.
According to the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department, the United States owes nearly $1.08 trillion to Mainland China. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) argues China should consider waiving some of that debt given the communist nation’s role in the spread of the COVID-19/coronavirus.
During an interview that aired on Huntsville, AL radio WVNN’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” when asked, Blackburn explained ways to hold China accountable for the global pandemic, noting her effort to officially recognize China’s role and the debtor relationship the United States has with China.
“Indeed there is,” Blackburn replied. “One of the things is my Senate Resolution 553, which it expresses the sense of the Senate — that we know this came from Wuhan, China, and that they hid the information and were not transparent, that they blocked the World Health Organization and the CDC from coming into help. They tried to blame it on the U.S. military. And we hold them accountable.”
Blackburn has a wild idea on how to handle it.
“I will tell you I think we need to look at the fact that China owns over a trillion dollars of our debt,” she said. “They like investing in us. Why do they like that? Because we are a safe debt for them — a safe place for them to put their money. And knowing that they have made a global pandemic worse than it ever would have been because of their action — they should waive some of our debt. They have caused us a tremendous amount of loss of life, loss of businesses, suffering, inconvenience, shutting down our economy.”
As the death toll crescendoes here in the United States over the course of the next few weeks, we expect that the call for reparations will surge right along with it.
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