Ratko Knezevic, a member of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, suggests that either China is completely incompetent, or is “pulling off one of the most successful intelligence-military actions ever performed in history.” He writes (abridged):
There are two possible scenarios for the emergence of the Wuhan virus. Neither of them conforms to the “official” Chinese party line and both have their pros and cons.
The real question is not whether the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was responsible for the present, disastrous pandemic. That is a settled fact for all objective analysts.
Rather, what remains to be established is whether the CCP has simply responded incompetently to an accidental outbreak of a highly contagious coronavirus and, then, has tried to cover-up and deflect attention from its malfeasance?
Or, alternatively, is the CCP in the process of pulling off one of the most successful intelligence-military actions ever performed in history?
In mid-December last year, Dr. Ai Fen, the director of the Emergency Department at Wuhan Central Hospital, was the first person to speak to her colleagues about the emergence of a strange new disease.
Eight of her colleagues, including eye doctor Dr. Li Wenliang, subsequently spoke about it on a Chinese social network -WeChat – which combines features of WhatsApp and Facebook.
Dr. Ai has since disappeared. Before that happened, though, in an article entitled “She Who Whistled” posted by Renwu Magazine, the doctor described the Chinese authorities’ efforts to silence her. Like its author, the article has now disappeared, no longer accessible on the magazine’s website.
Dr. Li’s eight colleagues were all arrested on December 31, 2019 for spreading “fake news.” On New Year’s Day, Dr. Li was forced to sign a statement in the Wuhan Police Prefecture saying that he had falsified information and disrupted law and order. On February 7, 2020, he died – ostensibly from complications of the Chinese virus. The fate of his colleagues remains unknown to this day.
Coronavirus: The Chernobyl Of Totalitarian China by Ratko Knezevic April 18, 2020