Liberals for some reason are discounting any and all theory — regardless of evidence — that includes the very idea that COVID-19 was developed in a lab in Wuhan. This is especially true if said theory says that the virus may have been intentionally released. But in 2009, Hillary Clinton was warning of exactly this scenario.
Clinton called President Trump a racist when he said the virus may have originated in a lab in Wuhan. But was the idea racist in 2009 when she said the Wuhan Institute of Virology could be a source of “biological weapons proliferation.” The source is a cable obtained by Wikileaks, which plainly states these concerns:
The U.S. believes participants would benefit from hearing about your experiences assisting China in setting up a Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4) laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology from the export control and intangible technology transfer perspectives. We are particularly interested to know how China plans to vet incoming foreign researchers from countries of biological weapons proliferation concern.
Information Exchange participants could benefit from a presentation on how you vet visa applicants to prevent intangible technology transfer to countries of chemical and biological weapons proliferation concerns.
This concern has existed long before COVID-19 was a thing. Now, any time someone so much as mentions the very increasingly likely possibility that the Wuhan lab developed the Coronavirus, they are shouted down as a “racist” by everyone on the Left — all of whom seem to say that any speculation, even backed with evidence, is racist and contributes to “anti-Asian bigotry.” The problem with this is that no one hates Asians. We simply want the truth about what is going on.
Hillary Clinton is now singing a different tune, joining the “bigotry” crowd in saying that China couldn’t and wouldn’t unleash a biological weapon on the world. Except, they would.