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Anti-China McCarthyism Reaching Pre-War Levels

May 20, 2020
President Donald J. Trump addresses the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)
President Donald J. Trump addresses the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

As the World Health Organization closed its two-day online World Health Assembly (WHA) on Tuesday, with many of the world’s leading medical and political leaders, this effort to address the greatest crisis facing mankind in modern times was partially hijacked by the British and American mobilization for pre-war confrontation with China. President Donald Trump allowed his name to be placed on a four-page diatribe full of half-truths and outright lies about China’s and the WHO’s response to the coronavirus, and the WHO’s supposed coverup of China’s multiple misdeeds. The letter, with Trump’s signature, instructs the WHO to follow U.S.-dictated “reforms” (unspecified) and to “actually demonstrate independence from China,” or the U.S. will permanently cut off all funds to the WHO and “reconsider our membership.” The “Five Eyes” also collaborated in a ploy to pass a resolution at the WHA setting up an “independent investigation” into China’s alleged lies and delays, and into the source of the virus, but the majority of nations at the event rejected it, passing instead a “lessons learned” investigation of the global response to take place after the pandemic is under control.

The very first of 14 items claiming to document the crimes of China and the WHO was openly challenged by The Lancet. The Trump letter stated: “The WHO consistently ignored credible reports of the virus spreading in Wuhan in early December 2019 or even earlier, including reports from The Lancet medical journal.” Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of The Lancet, immediately issued a letter to Trump: “You cite The Lancet in your attack on WHO. Please let me correct the record. The Lancet did not publish any report in early December 2019, about a virus spreading in Wuhan. The first reports we published were from Chinese scientists on Jan. 24, 2020.”

The “Trump letter” was clearly not written by the President, and its vile character, and deadly potential impact on history, comports with the entire McCarthyite anti-China campaign from the likes of Mike Pompeo at State and Christopher Wray at the FBI. Its intention is the same as the now totally discredited anti-Russia hysteria, shown to be a criminal conspiracy between British intelligence and the corrupt Obama intelligence community to bring down the President, with full support from the fake-news press and the equally-corrupt Congress—that is, to drive a wedge between Trump and his intention to build friendly relations between the U.S. and Russia. This is necessary in the eyes of the City of London and Wall Street, to preserve the Anglo-American “special relationship,” to assert unipolar British Imperial authority over the world. This is particularly urgent for the Empire, as the fragile financial bubble known as the Western banking system—once labeled by Lyndon LaRouche as the casino mondial—is now being pumped up with so many trillions of dollars, printed out of thin air, that even the gurus of the financial press are beginning to warn of a hyperinflation like that of 1923 Germany.

One of the leaders of the modern-day McCarthy witch-hunt is Sen. Marco Rubio, who has just taken over as acting head of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Proving where his loyalties lie, Rubio added a contribution to a report released this month by London’s rabid Henry Jackson Society, entitled “Breaking the Chinese Supply Chain—How the ‘Five Eyes’ Can Decouple from Strategic Dependency.” Rubio retails the “Big Lie”: “The Chinese Communist Party ... is aggressively working to supplant democratic order and governance, as well as the alliances and systems that uphold it—including our Five Eyes partnership. Strategic competition with China is about the fight for democracy against authoritarianism. The CCP’s goal is not just to materially enrich its country, but to re-center the global order around Beijing by making all countries reliant on China for a range of strategic goods—from raw minerals to telecommunication equipment to medical supplies—and by advancing its authoritarian model of government abroad.” It is ironic that his description matches precisely the British Imperial model imposed by the European powers, first by direct control over their colonies, then by indirect financial dictatorship under the IMF following decolonization. Unlike that form of imperial control, the Chinese are actually building large-scale infrastructure, always forbidden under the colonial model.

There is no solution to the current global break-down crisis short of a meeting of the leaders of the four powers—Russia, China, India and the U.S.—to meet the urgent need for global cooperation in mass production of the health capacities needed immediately to prevent a holocaust in Africa and South America (see “Coronavirus Petition for a Global Health Infrastructure”), and to put the crumbling financial system through bankruptcy reorganization, based on Glass-Steagall reform and new national credit mechanisms for investments in development and science. Partial measures will fail, with the high degree of danger that the world will again descend into global warfare.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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