BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The state of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government, blaming it for the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday at a federal court in the United States, states that Chinese officials “bear responsibility for the deaths, suffering and massive economic losses incurred by the world, especially Missouri citizens.”

The state’s Attorney General, Eric Schmidt, accused the Chinese government of lying about the seriousness and infectious nature of COVID-19, silencing whistleblowers and doing little to stop the spread of the disease, adding: “They should be punished for their actions.”

On the other hand, the Chinese government described the lawsuit against it as “complete nonsense”, stressing that this lawsuit is invalid and not based on any factual or legal basis.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Jing Shuang stressed to reporters Wednesday that Beijing has from the outset dealt with the new virus in a transparent, open and responsible manner, calling on the U.S. government to drop the lawsuit.

This lawsuit, the first of its kind, called for doubts legally among experts in the United States, especially that American law prohibits the prosecution of other countries except in a few exceptions.

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Hector Ramon Torres Jimenez
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Hector Ramon Torres Jimenez
2020-04-22 21:15

SPQR70AD April 20, 2020 at 1:28 pm Excellent article by Lasha the Slasha and she threw in some humor. The Chinese lady to me does not look like an evil person. Chinese eating bats for 1000’s of years I do not think it came from the market in Wuhan. WWI was started by England because Germany was to be the number one economy in Europe surpassing the british. there are speeches made in the parliament before the war where they say if we don’t take them on now they will overcome us. so I say China will be the number… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:45

Coronavirus is a mutation of SARS, nothing related to AIDS (HIV). If a Nobel-Prize laureate said something this stupid, he was surely not a laureate in biology! Maybe in literature?

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:45

I remember a Russian “scientist” who claimed that AIDS was created in lab from a blood cancer which, in terms of biology, is as dumb as pretending that COVID was dev’d from AIDS : there are ZERO similarities either in effects or in diffusion modes between COVID, AIDS and blood-cancer in ANY way!

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:50
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

A good advice to avoid looking ridiculous : until you have verified/recouped stuff… Only believe the half of what you see and nothing that you read!

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:50
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Gosh, all the stuff that you wrote is nothing but parroting the utter BS you can find from the usual low-life dudes behind conspiracy websites.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:01

It didn’t came from the Wuhan market : this is an excuse to cover up the poor bio-security in the Wuhan P4 laboratory which already drew serious concerns in prominent biologists who visited the facilities in 2016 and 2017.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:06
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You obviously missed how WW1 started. never thought about returning to school?
It was neither started by the UK or Germany, it started at Austro-Hungarian/Serbian level, then the cascade of alliances in Europe created a butterfly effect.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:09
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US economy is doing very well, you obviously miss some factors. Both US and EU economies are doing better than China and, actually, China lives on western perfusion : It’s USA that made China rich as a reward to its neutrality in the Cold-War which was decided in 1972 when Mao met Nixon.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:31
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Nobody unleashed a bio-attack, this is ridiculous, the only “conspiracy” is simply China trying +/- poorly to hide the fact that this virus leaked from its P4 facility in Wuhan since, as Chinese govt responsibility would be implied, many will rightfully seek compensations for business and human losses.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:34
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China itself has cut near all the funding for the BRI (Belt Road Initiative) you wrongfully name as “silk road”. US economy is nowhere near from collapsing, they even have negative interest rates on the money they may borrow… It’s not the case with China who wanted to eat more than it can swallow.

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Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 07:38
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Pompeo, saying “we lied cheated and stole” spoke about his time at the CIA… And… the CIA does EXACTLY the same as ALL Intelligence agencies do! If you think that what FSB/SVR or GRU, or the Chinese Intel are doing is different, you are totally deluded! It’s all foreign intelligence business has ALWAYS been all about!

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Stern Daler
2020-04-23 07:49

Federal courts in the United States want to govern other countries. It seems.