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Sara Carter: Sen. Cotton was wrongly labeled ‘a conspiracy theorist’ for wanting to know the origin of COVID

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Sara Carter appeared on Steve Hilton’s “The Next Revolution” to discuss on Sunday the Wall Street Journal’s groundbreaking report on the very first cases of COVID-19 reportedly coming from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in November 2019.

“There are so many unanswered questions,” Carter said. “Very few journalists actually are asking the right questions.”

On the other hand, those who had been asking the right questions were mocked. “When people like Senator Tom Cotton came forward and said look we need to investigate this, we need to see what’s happening in China, we need to understand the origin of this virus, of coronavirus,” Carter said, “it was as if he was a conspiracy theorist.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) was slammed in the media for asking those questions early on in the pandemic and for negating the World Health Organization.

Cotton and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) both pressed Dr. Fauci earlier this year on the origins of the coronavirus. Then, they were rebuffed. Now, Fauci is calling for an investigation into its origin. Cotton tweeted Monday how “remarkable” of a coincidence it would be if the virus didn’t originate in the lab.

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New documents show China trying to establish ‘satellite state’ in Caribbean

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China has been “exploiting a fragile security environment and taking advantage of the region’s need for economic investment to gain influence and advance its malign agenda” in a move that challenges U.S. hegemony in the Americas, U.S. Southern Command Comm. General Laura Richardson recently told Congress in written testimony.

The Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, located about 220 miles from the U.S. Virgin Islands, is where China is planning to establish a special Chinese-run economic zone, according to documents reviewed by Newsweek

Just The News  reports that per the documents, the area will have its own customs and immigration facilities, a shipping port and it will even issue passports. China will also establish different kinds of businesses that will specialize in things from facial surgery to virology, the latter of which is closely associated with the research in Wuhan that is the suspected source of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spokesperson for SOUTHCOM said that the U.S. military is “aware that China may use its commercial and diplomatic presence for military purposes. In Asia, Africa and the Middle East, China has already abused commercial agreements at host-country ports for military aims; our concern is they may do the same in this region.”

More than two-thirds of the 31 nations under SOUTHCOM’s responsibility have signed onto China’s belt-and-road initiative, which is Beijing’s program to lend money to developing nations to use for infrastructure projects, according to Just The News.

Several nations have had problems with repaying such loans, resulting in Beijing seizing the country’s assets. For example, Sri Lanka struggled to pay back Beijing in 2017 and instead signed off the rights to a strategic port, according to Foreign Policy.

Rep. Eric Burlison, R-Mo., a member of the House Oversight Committee proving China’s incursion inside the U.S. sphere of influence, told Just the News on Monday night that Beijing’s aggression in the Caribbean reminded him of the Soviet’s intervention in Fidel Castro’s Cuba more than a half century earlier.

“It reminds me of Russia’s involvement in Cuba, just 220 miles off the shore of the US Virgin Islands. We have Antigua. It used to be considered the United States back yard. Unfortunately, today, it’s China’s front yard,” Burlison told the “Just the News, No Noise television show. “And China has used the united front to enter into loan agreements and contracts to create trade zones within Antigua in order to gain a foothold into the Caribbean.”

“And this is just part of their efforts around the globe, whether it’s in African countries or Laos. They’re they’re creating a network to try to undermine the U.S. dollar and try to end run around some of our tariffs and other programs,” he warned.

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