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Charlie Daniels: How Will We Handle China? The World Is Watching

By Charlie Daniels | April 17, 2020 | 5:20pm EDT
Charlie Daniels performs during FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends" All-American Summer Concert Series. (Photo credit: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
Charlie Daniels performs during FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends" All-American Summer Concert Series. (Photo credit: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

The coronavirus did not suddenly pop up on the city streets of the world. It didn’t get there by itself; it was carried in the body of a human being.

There may be controversy about the exact location at which it originated, but it is a proven fact that its origins are somewhere in the city of Wuhan, China.

We were first fed the story that the virus was passed to humans by eating bat meat at a wet market, but two facts knock down that theory.

1. The wet market in Wuhan does not sell the horseshoe bats which are thought to be the source of the COVID-19 virus; they are from Yunnan, a region roughly a thousand miles away from Wuhan, and the bats are much smaller than those sold in that market.

2. If the virus originated at a wet market, why would the Chinese government let them open back up again, even as the pandemic is still in effect?

The theory that seems to hold the most water concerns a bio lab in Wuhan that was studying the virus carried by bats, that an employee was accidentally infected, went out in public and the virus was released by contact with other human beings.

The Chinese Communist Party has never been known for its veracity and it’s hard to separate the Party's version of the details from what little has been gleaned from social media and cell phone pictures from people inside China.

Oh, there were whistleblowers; early on there were a few people trying to get the word out that there was a deadly, contagious virus that was killing people in Wuhan, but those people have either died or disappeared.

So, with the banishment of American journalists and sealing all research on the origin, the communists were at least able to shroud and delay the critical information the rest of the world so desperately needed.

But there are several lies that have already been exposed and actions that are tantamount to crimes against the rest of the world.

The big lie is that China didn’t know about the virus, its seriousness, and how contagious it was before the WHO finally admitted that it was indeed transmitted human-to-human on Jan. 22, well after Chinese citizens had flown to all points of the compass and passed the virus to an unsuspecting world.

Had the Chinese government told the truth, the medical and scientific community could have gotten a several week head start in containing the disease and perfecting drugs to deal with it.

It’s easy to prove that China knew about coronavirus early on because it banned the people of Wuhan, the epicenter of infection, from traveling inside China.

Yet they allowed them to board international flights to anywhere else in the world and the effect was immediate and deadly.

As to how easily the virus was transported and transmitted to other countries, I have included an excerpt from an article by an international writer – published in multiple outlets - that pretty well sums up the ideal conditions for the creation of the pandemic in Italy.

“The Far-Left politicians sold out and betrayed the Italian people with open border policies and social justice programs. One of the reasons the health care system collapsed so quickly is because the Renzi government (and now continued under the Conte government) redirected funds meant to sustain the medical system, to pay for the tens of thousands of immigrants brought in to Italy against the will of the Italian people.” -- Giacomino Nicolazzo

The story goes on to say there was a constant flow of Chinese in and out of Italy, so it was inevitable, given the circumstances created by the Chinese, that the virus would quickly devastate the nation.

So far, Italy has suffered more than 22,000 deaths.

Some say that the Chinese communist government is guilty of bio-war, but conventional thinking seems to favor the accident infection in the lab theory.

Regardless of whether it was intentional or accidental, the fact remains that China’s actions constitute a crime of omission that cost thousands of lives and severely damaged the economy of the entire planet and the nation needs to be held responsible.

Held responsible not symbolically by pursuing doomed lawsuits against Chinese officials or verbal condemnation by world leaders who would bluster and threaten and immediately go back to business as usual.

No, this time, the only way to make the Chinese communist government pay is economically, by severely limiting trade with the country.

If this horrible pandemic has accomplished nothing else constructive, it should have made the nations of the world, and most especially America, realize that it’s time to become self-reliant again, to manufacture anything vital to our health and safety in our own country.

We can either take the bit in our teeth now or have it forced there down the road as China accidentally or on purpose unleashes its wrath on the United States of America, the only obstacle standing between the nation and being the biggest and most ruthless economic and military force in the world. 

What do you think? 

Pray for our troops our police and the peace of Jerusalem. 

God Bless America

--Charlie Daniels 

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