May 19, 2024
In a legal sense, China is a classic “deep pocket.”
International courts and tribunals historically are not much to America’s liking, but occasionally -- as at Nuremberg -- can serve important purposes. This is one.
International courts and tribunals historically are not much to America’s liking, but occasionally — as at Nuremberg — can serve important purposes. This is one.

The Chinese regime is responsible for the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  Only the extent of the regime’s culpability is in question.  That should be resolved legally if possible, not only on behalf of the United States, but all nations affected by the outbreak, with appropriate financial restitution and security safeguards as compensation. 

Even if legal action proves unsuccessful due to jurisdictional or other issues, pursuing it would be advantageous.  It would force evidence of official Chinese complicity into the open, hopefully act as a future deterrent to China and other aggressive and/or irresponsible regimes, and force the Democrats and their media helpmates to choose sides — either for the U.S. or for China.

There are a number of reasons why China could and should be held legally liable for damages associated with the coronavirus pandemic, ranging from an intentional act, to reckless disregard of international health and welfare, to plain unmitigated negligence.  Open and transparent judicial proceedings are the best way to determine the level of China’s responsibility, while providing the Communist regime an opportunity to offer a defense, if there is one. 

In a legal sense, China is a classic “deep pocket.”  A transparent legal judgment would provide the U.S. (and other nations) a legal basis for cancelling trillions of dollars of Chinese debt.  Cancelling such debt without a judgment, while attractive rhetorically, would be extremely damaging to America’s standing as holding the currency of last resort, and the U.S. is highly unlikely to do it.  In fact, most at risk are smaller poorer nations, also heavily indebted to China, which might be happy to join international legal action against the regime.

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Paul
Paul
April 24, 2020 10:00 am

Forget it. My late brother always claimed that the US could never be destroyed on the battlefield. The key would be a total assault on its economy, much like the Soviet Union, broke and rotten to the core.
The reserve banking system is rotten to the core. Debt based fiat currency is rotten to the core. The american financial system is beyond rotten, its a putrid, criminal enterprise. And now its economy is under full assault. As for China, ignore the drumb beats for war, its a ploy to reinflate the economy at the cost of young lives. Don’t swallow the freaken cool aid. Throw out the fifth column China has planted in every nation on earth. Take back production, take back industries, duty China until there is a level playing field. China’s internal corruption will take care of the rest once the pions have had their fill.