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The Chinese Communist Party propaganda machine (CCP) is in full swing trying to reset the Wuhan Coronavirus narrative to distance itself and China from their culpability in this pandemic. This is information warfare.

The CCP is using its influence over the World Health Organization (WHO) and it’s unwitting minions in the western press to attack President Trump for calling the pandemic a “Chinese Virus.”  However, as I explained in the World Tribune

Well before President Trump ever referred to the “Chinese Wuhan Virus,” or the new coronavirus spread across American cities, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was already “weaponizing wokeness” in the West over anything it perceived as critical of China’s role in mishandling the epidemic.

But is clear the CCP is diverting attention and blame because, not only did this new coronavirus originate in China, it also became a global pandemic specifically because of the repressive Chinese authoritarian regime’s obtuse incompetence and secrecy.

Trump is right to focus on China’s culpability.

According to a recent study from the University of Southampton, the global outbreak of the coronavirus could have been dramatically reduced had China’s communist government acted sooner.

The first case of the virus was reportedly detected as early as mid-November of last year, but the CCP did not admit there was an outbreak, or human to human transmission until and quarantine Wuhan until Jan. 23.

That was seven weeks after the virus first appeared.

“As events in Italy, the United States, Spain, and France have shown, quite a lot can happen in a week, much less seven. By then, mayor Zhou Xianwang admitted that more than 5 million people had already left Wuhan,” writes Shadi Hamid in the Atlantic.

The research found “that if interventions in [China] could have been conducted one week, two weeks, or three weeks earlier, cases could have been reduced by 66 percent, 86 percent and 95 percent respectively – significantly limiting the geographical spread of the disease.”

Had the Communist Party leadership in China acted appropriately just three weeks earlier they could have almost eliminated the chance (95 percent) of this disease spreading globally and causing a pandemic. But they failed, miserably. And they failed due to the nature of their repressive regime.

The CCP is engaged in a full scale effort to reset the narrative away from China’s origin and culpability for this pandemic, and shift blame to the U.S. This is why  President Trump is right to keep the attention on the Chinese government as the cause of this global pandemic.

The U.S. in an information war with China. In addition to defeating this pandemic – that is a war the U.S. must win.

Paul Crespo is a defense and national security expert. He served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. He holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. Paul is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and a Contributor to American Defense News.

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Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Mike Pitzer, Sr
Mike Pitzer, Sr
1 year ago

The CCP doesn’t care about their own, they definitely don’t care of anyone else!

D Paul
D Paul
1 year ago

This may be lots more than just a disinformation war. This may have been an intentional “act of war” to bring down the economy of the Western World. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton said likewise. He was laughed out of the realm of the left wing media. As a Navy shipboard veteran, I believe that he is right. We are at war and as a traditional Catholic, you can throw a left wing pontiff into the mixer.

Stephane
1 year ago
Reply to  D Paul

china has been at war with the US, the last bastion of FREEDOM in the world. china will, at all costs, nonobstant the cost in lives of people in china and the world. As long as the Politburo is successful in the lies they propagate, the more the lies are repeated, the more the DEMON-RATS repeat them, the more the chinese will win.
President TRUMP SHOULD repeatedly call that virus “THE CHINESE VIRUS”. ALWAYS. Forever. The world needs to be reminded that the war, the BIOLOGICAL war started in china against the whole world.
The DEMON-RATS are being paid, corrupted, under the table by the chinese. Whether in cash, in gold, in gifts, trips, women, etc, the gifts and the corruption are pouring from china into the pockets of the DEMON-RATS. Every single one of the leftits who want to argue against calling the virus the “Chinese Virus”, is subject to investigations by the IRS, the DoJ, the Justice Dept, and some are culprits of TREASON.

75matt
75matt
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephane

This is a very interesting theory that Demonrats are being paid off by the Chinese. Many Demonrats are communists and it is not farfetched to think they will do anything to get rid of Trump – even to destroy their own country. Ds are such a hateful bunch ever since their mighty one (Obama) was president. When this virus subsides, the US needs to seriously consider cutting ties with Chinese markets, especially pharmaceuticals.

Don
Don
1 year ago
Reply to  75matt

I’d say the Chinese maybe but definitely Soros and the NWO garbage.

william
william
1 year ago
Reply to  Don

Agreed..

James Gallagher
James Gallagher
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephane

This is where we manufacture our pharmaceuticals?

skai
skai
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephane

Stephane You have hit a nail over the head. God bless you and Trump’s America.

provobis
provobis
1 year ago
Reply to  D Paul

D Paul, you’re exactly right, and your use of the word “may” (have been intentional) is charitable to say the least. Communism knows no respect for life and liberty and has long ago promised America it would “assist” our leaders to introduce socialism so that one day we would wake up and find we’re all communists. California and New York are well on that path if not there in fact. As you know President Trump has a “White House” communication app to “get in touch” that I personally use, and I recently expressed my opinion to the president that anyone who says the “virus” was an accident is either a communist, explicitly involved with Communism, otherwise liberal anti-american or at least just plain stupid. The Chinese communists have no regard for anyone’s life much less their own masses, never mind the free world. Obviously how many or who die from this virus attack is of no consequence to the left wing.
What’s more, your remark about “a left wing pontiff” is appropriate which as a traditional (practicing & faithful) catholic I also support. Thank you.

Don
Don
1 year ago
Reply to  D Paul

Agreed. I can still believe this is a possible NWO agenda push using biological warfare against us to take us down and bring us into the fold. I believe it’s time for us to start investigating our inhouse troublemakers who wish the same also.

dpk54
dpk54
1 year ago
Reply to  D Paul

You are right…the miscreants in China “made” the virus, and I believe they lost control of it, and on purpose…these people don’t care about losing a few million of their own with their over-population, so they aren’t going to care about the illness or loss of life in other countries. Trump is the first one to finally say NO to China in regards to the trade inequalities, and they have retaliated. People in this country need to crawl out from under their rock of ignorance and see China for what it is…communist, dishonest, 3rd world filth and hypocrisy at its finest!

Marie
Marie
1 year ago
Reply to  D Paul

I recently heard a nightime talk show host say that the Chinese leaders from the top down should be prosecuted and persecuted. I was horrified at first but after thinking about it is no one going to be punished? That should include involved criminals in our own Country beginning w/ HRC.

provobis
provobis
1 year ago
Reply to  D Paul

Right again D Paul, as I’ve replied to your previous comment. The Chinese Communists have little regard for their own people never mind any other country. They told us long ago they would “assist” America’s leaders with a “socialist” agenda so that one day Americans would wake up one day and discover they were all communists after all. It doesn’t matter to the Communists how many of their own die as long as the communist influence is promoted. Can it be a coincidence that Pelosi and companies are virtually supporting China while pretending to protect Americans from the Chinese virus? I think not….the democrats are enjoying the “assistance” of the Communists while still pretending to be “democrats”, which so called party has not been democratic in any sense of the word for a long time if it ever was.

spktruth
spktruth
1 year ago

The Democrats and Our Media are All Onboard with the CCP and Their Campaign of Lies. China Owns this Fiasco and the World had better not let Them Off the Hook for the Harm They have Caused the Entire World by Their Ineptness and Subterfuge. This is what You get when the Government only cares about Increasing Their hold over a Country, and Everyone here should be Looking at the Democrats as this is Exactly what They Want!