Alabama-based foreign affairs expert: ‘China will have a day of reckoning’ — WHO has ‘blood on its hands’
Greg Keeley, a Birmingham resident and regular Fox News contributor, told Yellowhammer News that there was no doubt in his mind there would be long-term ramifications for China’s role in the coronavirus outbreak.
A combat veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, Keeley is frequently sought after for his expertise on matters of national security.
He says that while the world is currently devoting its time and resources toward getting healthy, taking action against China will eventually move to the forefront.
“China will have a day of reckoning out of this,” stated Keeley. “What actually happens is to be determined but they certainly don’t get off scot-free.”
Keeley pointed out that President Donald Trump and some congressional leaders have already taken China to task. He said similar pronouncements have occurred in Australia and are beginning to reverberate throughout the United Kingdom and European Union.
As for China’s assertion that they have not had any more deaths or renewed outbreaks, he said China’s information cannot be trusted.
“That’s all nonsense obviously,” he said.
He views China’s attempts to provide other places in the world with medical supplies as hallow.
“Their public relations exercise of sending masks and ventilators to Africa and the U.S., they need them at home but they are sending them out to portray themselves as a global power,” outlined Keeley. “It’s backfired in a lot of places. I’ve talked to friends of mine that are physicians in Thailand and Burma and the material that the Chinese are sending is obviously stuff they would not use at home because most of it doesn’t work. It’s fake like most everything else that comes out of China.”
China’s motivation is clear as far as Keeley is concerned.
“The Chinese are trying to cover up their malfeasance of the last six months,” he explained.
On Tuesday, Trump criticized the World Health Organization (WHO) and its relationship to China, and he dangled out the possibility that the U.S. could cut off funding to the organization.
This comes as no surprise to Keeley.
“There are going to be enormous ramifications for the World Health Organization,” he predicted. “The World Health Organization was pushing China’s messaging and denials to the globe. The World Health Organization really does have blood on its hands from this exercise. They sold out to China, and they showed themselves for what they are.”
He also suggested the United States cuts off funding to WHO if its entire leadership structure is not replaced.
“They’ve been carrying water for the Chinese government for the last three months,” he remarked.
Keeley had one person in mind when asked to come up with a name to lead WHO.
“Dr. Anthony Fauci,” he quickly replied.
Aside from untangling the alliance between China and WHO, Keeley noted that there is one country, a long-time nemesis of the United States, which has been ravaged by the coronavirus.
“The Iranians are in a very bad state,” he said. “You noticed a few weeks ago they were reporting some numbers and the government officials who were sick. They’re not doing that anymore. My guess is they were underreporting by 10-times the actual numbers. They have whole regions which are basically wiped out, whole areas.”
Iran has 62,589 coronavirus cases, with 3,782 reported deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins. However, those figures are based off of information provided by the Iranian government.
The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that the number of infections in Iran may actually exceed 500,000 people.
The initial reports out of Iran occurred before the government instituted an information lockdown, according to Keeley.
“What happened was that people still had access to some amount of social media and email, but they’ve obviously shut that down,” he contended. “The Ayatollah could be dead for all we know.”
Iran is one area of the globe Keeley plans to keep an eye on believing the virus could cause a seismic shift in the region’s political structure.
“Is this something that facilitates the overthrow of the mullahs?” he offered.
Tim Howe is an owner of Yellowhammer Multimedia