Lou Dobbs added to Fox’s pro-death agenda last night when he tried to blame the Chinese for the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, ignored Donald Trump’s colossally failed response and then, for even more death and destruction, urged Fan-in-Chief Trump to go to war against China.
MCFARLAND: We particularly need to send a strong message to the Chinese. … I would make sure that U.S. military and U.S. Navy forces are in the South China Sea making clear that we are not leaving the South China Sea. We are not leaving the western Pacific. …
DOBBS: If this turns out to be a biological weapon, KT, if this happens to be a conscious and overt act on the part of the Chinese military and we know that biological warfare is part of their military doctrine, a significant part just as cyber warfare or any other. If this were to turn out to be that, what should be the response? Because I'm not interested in two and three-year programs, as I said to former congressman Jason Chaffetz. This country is not operating in the 21st century if we think we’ve got time to retool, reposition, repurpose. We have to have an answer now.
What Dobbs wants is a war against China. Because what could go wrong, especially with Trump at the helm? Dobbs’ concern for 31,000 dead Americans is laughable given that Trump’s failed response is not only responsible for some of them, he threatens more each day.
But Dobbs' war mongering is no joke, given that Trump is a big fan who gets advice from Dobbs. So here's Dobbs urging Trump to cause more American deaths in the name of blaming China (and avoiding any responsibility for himself).
DOBBS: If we don’t go to war over the loss of 31,000 now and certainly more to come – 31,000 American lives – what do we go to war over? When do we quit sending strong letters and talking tough? At what point are there consequences for this kind of behavior because whether they did it intentionally or not, we do know this: that that virus was unleashed on the world and they lied and that is the same as making it an intentional and conscious act of warfare, as far as I’m concerned.
Watch Dobbs' pro-death agenda below, from the April 16, 2020 Lou Dobbs Tonight, via Media Matters.
- What would the great Douglas Adams have made of all this? Even the most creative mind in the universe could never have imagined an America ruled by such a confederacy of dunces.
Ok, so I don’t know where all those things are made, but this crisis has shown that this country’s basic needs can’t be met by our own hands anymore. A war right now would be devastating in many, many ways. I don’t think its crazy to say that Fox News apparently wants to kill us all with insanely bad advice!
Hopefully the full story will emerge, but from bits I’ve gleaned, it appears that Chinese scientists, partly out of national and personal pride, may have pushed the envelope too far too fast in researching some of the most aggressive known mammalian viruses ( I.e., those of bats). If this was the case, the failure to control and understand the virus, and especially the cover up of news of its spread, do indeed bear the single largest share of blame. But look in the mirror, Lou. Each of these sins and failures has its parallel in the Trump/Fox world.
Nationalist Pride : America-First. pandemics are a global concern not so much America’s, all blame is on China and the WHO, who (apparently unlike Trump) should have known better than to trust the Chinese (according to Gutfield).
Failure to Understand: In 2018 Trump reduced our capabilities to detect and coordinate our response to pandemics, and even if he hadn’t done that, the fate of Navarro’s Jan 29 memo suggests Trump’s advisors probably wouldn’t have gotten him to pay attention. In his annual address in January, the President said his administration was taking all necessary steps, clearly demonstrating a lack of understanding of what he was up against.
Failure to Control: His ‘very early’ act of controlling the virus (i.e. the China travel ban) was preceded by dozens of other countries, and it was full of holes. In virtually every other possible defensive measure, this President was derelict.
Cover-up: As even Tucker Carlson had to admit, some unnamed (therefore unaccountable) people that ‘Fox viewers trust’ had for weeks minimized the “clearly very serious problem” of the virus. ‘Minimized’ was Tucker’s euphemistic cleanup of Trump’s hoax-mongering and Fox’s ‘it’s just the flu’ and ‘the more I learn, the less concerned I am’.
The professional fact-checkers seem to agree that there’s no evidence that China did anything deliberately and I defy any country to act any faster than they did. According to Politifact, the first cases were identified mid November 2019 and that discovery was smothered by over-zealous local officials with no respect for science. And yet, China had released the warning by end January along with the data needed to identify the beast as early as possible. Mistrust of China might (or might not) be warranted but I wouldn’t trust the Trump administration on most topics either.
*Or is that ‘fools seldom differ’?
If you’re so gung-ho about going to war with China, WHY DON’T YOU SHOW US THE WAY BY MARCHING THE FAT PERENNIALLY PAMPERED ASSES OF YOUR MILITARY AGED LOVED ONES DOWN TO YOUR NEAREST ARMED FORCES RECRUITING CENTER RIGHT THIS INSTANT? I’m sure the lines there are not long. It’s time for PFCs (Privileged Fascist Chickenhawks) like you to PUT UP OR SHUT THE F**K UP!!
- Or is that ‘fools seldom differ’?