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China, Turkey and the usual suspects

Reader comment on item: COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Proliferate

Submitted by Dave (United States), Mar 24, 2020 at 17:06

The fact that the US does so many billions of dollars worth of trade with China now seems utterly appalling in view of the Chinese campaign of dissimulation, hatred and deceit during this pandemic, a pandemic which they originated by their own irresponsibility. It should be clear now that we have been very foolish in relying so much on China for manufacturing and finance.

The unrest in Hong Kong by brave freedom fighters should have tipped us off that something was rotten in the Middle Kingdom. China is looking increasingly like their North Korean compatriots: ruthless, repressive, autocratic and belligerent. Of course, Wall Street wants the business while the Left reflexively screams racist, but such headwinds aside, we've got to put our foot down. It's not too smart to help enrich a regime that we could very well be fighting against - remember the Korean War.

The other conspiracy mongers are the usual suspects, in addition to Turkey which is emerging as a major troublemaker that we need to distance ourselves from.

If there is a silver lining to the crisis, it is exposing various entities as belonging to the dangerous and deranged, and that is very useful to know.


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