Reports are circulating that a high-ranking defector with “direct knowledge of special weapons programs in China, including bioweapons programs” such as were taking place at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), has been briefing our Defense Intelligence Agency.
This person has allegedly suggested that Chinese scientists are trying to create coronavirus variants that would substantiate their claim that COVID-19 jumped from bats to people and did not emerge from the WIV.
If the reporting is true, we may finally nail down the origins of the Wuhan virus.
People across the globe want to know where COVID-19 came from not, they claim, in order to punish China, but because we must make sure such a catastrophe never happens again.
Some disagree. Yes, we want to avoid a repeat of a terrible pandemic, but we should also aim to make China’s government pay for the unholy misery they unleashed upon the world. We should hold the Chinese Communist Party responsible for the 3.7 million who died and the economic hardship suffered by tens of millions more.
The leaders of the free world should not hide behind uncertainty over the pandemic’s origins. Because whatever the source, China destroyed evidence, lied about the contagious and deadly nature of the virus and allowed it to travel the globe. Their acts were criminal and purposeful.
Analysts and pundits who dismissed the lab-escape theory (because, you know, President Trump backed that possibility and it was racist) are now taking a second look at the WIV, where the Chinese government and its military were conducting research on coronaviruses just like COVID-19. And where, over the years, numerous scientists criticized the lab for insufficient safety protocols.
Among the people who have not thoroughly examined what went on in that lab are the investigators organized by the World Health Organization and hand-picked by the Communist Party, who traveled to Wuhan earlier this year, spent two weeks in quarantine, and a grand total of three hours at the research facility. They learned little because the critical people and records were not made available to them. The report they issued was pure propaganda.
The lab engaged in relevant gain-of-function research and boasted possession of 1,500 strains of coronaviruses, a claim deleted after COVID-19 broke out. That was just the beginning of the cover-up.
Here are a few data points that contradict the official Chinese narrative that the virus showed up in December 2019 and that it was only in January 2020 that officials became aware that the disease was highly contagious:
*A study by Harvard Medical School of satellite images taken of hospital parking lots in Wuhan and of internet search trends suggests the virus outbreak may have occurred as early as August 2019.
Confronting China could require sacrifice but will only become more difficult over time.