Saturday 14 March 2020

“Global Research” website: source of claims US military brought virus to China

This is the website of Canadian conspiracy theorist, Michael Chossudovsky, who some people quoted last year, claiming America was funding the Hong Kong protests. (I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they were, but I’ve not seen *evidence* other than “it makes sense” and … Global Research).

Now Global Research being quoted by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, to claim it was US military at the Military World Games that brought the virus to China. I’m all in favour of China hitting back at unfounded US criticisms, but it would be good if they relied on something more substantial than than this Canadian nutter. 

Another Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, when asked about Zhao‘s claim, didn’t support him.

Meantime, the earliest known case in China was November 17. The Military World Games were in Wuhan 18-27 October. Does the timeline fit? Doesn’t seem so. If there were an earlier infection at the Games and if it was an American athlete, would we know?