Cuba’s Castro dictatorship floats conspiracy theory claiming U.S. is behind the coronavirus

If you think the wackadoos on the extreme right manufacture some crazy conspiracy theories, you should hear what socialists come up with.

Frances Martel reports in Breitbart:

Cuban State Media Suggests Coronavirus Is U.S. ‘Bioterrorism’

Granma, the official state newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba, floated “hypothesis” in a column published last week that the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China is the result of American “biological terrorism” intended to hurt the Chinese economy.

The Spain-based Diario de Cuba newspaper highlighted the column, which cited an alleged Spanish journalist whose sole evidence for the theory was a remark from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that an ongoing health emergency in China might force companies to do more business with America. The newspaper also noted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s repeated warnings that the Chinese Communist Party is a threat to global freedom and democracy as somehow indicating that Washington is engaging in terrorist activity.

Orfilio Peláez, the Granma “journalist” responsible for promoting the theory, wrote that the Spanish conspiracy theory in question posits that “the coronavirus could be a germ created in laboratories in the United States as a biological weapon of economic war unleashed by Washington against China.” The piece goes on to offer no evidence that the Pentagon had been working on any such weapon in recent memory or research on the novel coronavirus suggesting it did not occur in nature. Instead, it offered “various recent declarations by high-ranking White House officials and an increasingly intense international anti-China media campaign” as proof.

“I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America. Some to U.S., probably some to Mexico as well,’’ Commerce Secretary Ross said on television of the coronavirus outbreak in January, a remark that Granma posited could indicate biological terrorism.

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