President Trumps decision “to halt funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic” is both a bit helpful but, mostly, seriously wrong.
It’s somewhat helpful because it highlights the (undeniable, I think) fact that China subverted the WHO and then forced its leadership to be complicit in a coverup of China’s failure to warn the world about the oncoming pandemic. It’s also helpful because it may help to cause other nations, Canada included, to push for reform in the WHO and, indeed, in many United Nations member agencies, and, above, all in the United Nations, itself, which as I have argued, is urgently needed.
But it’s wrong because:
- Despite a failure in leadership, which can be resolved if the US-led West stands together and stops appeasing China and its African clients, the WHO still does a lot more good than harm; and
- The USA (not alone, to be sure) was complicit in allowing China to take over too many international agencies. President Trump has been worse than most recent US leaders in allowing his disdain for the international community to actually help China to gain ground in it.
The world community, led by the United States, needs to take action to get rid of less than stellar ‘leaders’ in too many world organizations, beginning, I think, with Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus At the World Health Organization. He may, for all I know, be an excellent physician and a good man, but he is, now, tainted with being a Chinese puppet. But the world community also needs to look at the UN’s leadership in New York and elsewhere, including that of Philippe Lazzarini and the whole organization at the UN’s Relief and Works Agency which, many experts suggest, funds global terrorism and acts as an arm of Sino-Russian anti-Western “war in the grey zone.”
China (aided by Russia) has waged “war in the grey zone” very, very successfully, especially by bending international organizations to its will. Its aim is to supplant the US-led West with a Chinese led coalition that will serve China’s interests which are, as we can see, at odds with those of the West. President Trump, by both his actions and inactions, has actually been an ally of China.
This went beyond being just a wrong move, this action is a diplomatic blunder of a sort that the Chinese could not have engineered on their own. It is, as they say, pure gold for them and Xi Jinping and the old men in the Zhongnanhai, the red-walled compound, a former imperial garden, adjacent to the Forbidden City in Beijing, where the Chinese leadership works, must be rubbing their hands in glee. Once again Donald J Trump scores an “own goal.” I hope that even President Trump might begin to wonder just how dumb he can be.