Washington: – US President Trump has issued a fresh warning in a stern language ‘The Coronavirus attack on the United States is more dreadful than the Pearl Harbour and 9/11 attacks. There has not been such an offensive attack in the history of the United States. The United States could have stopped the attack at its origin, but that could not happen.’ Whereas, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has increased the pressure on China tremendously, with an announcement that the Coronavirus indeed originated from the laboratory at Wuhan, in China.
The war had broken out between the United States and Japan, following the devastating Japanese airstrike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour. The United States ended the Second World War dropping two nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After that, following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre at New York in the year 2001, the United States declared war on terror and invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. Against this background, US President Donald Trump has termed the Coronavirus as an attack on the United States and created a stir by saying that this attack was more dreadful than the Pearl Harbour and the 9/11 attacks. On being quizzed on his statement, President Trump tried to tone down the aggression in the statement, saying that the United States was fighting with an invisible enemy.
President Trump clarified while talking to the journalists ‘This is a war of a different kind. The enemy in this war is invisible. The United States has won battles against visible enemies in the past. The war against an unseen enemy is more difficult, but the United States is putting up a brave fight against the invisible enemy.’ The Coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 72,000 lives in the United States, and there are more than 1.2 million cases in the country.
President Trump pinned the blame for losses incurred by the United States, due to the pandemic, on China with a suggestive statement, ‘The Coronavirus attack on the United States could have been contained at the place where it originated. But that was not to be.’ Trump has already warned that the United States is investigating the origin of Coronavirus and if China was found to be guilty, that country would face dire consequences for the act. Whereas, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has given clear indications that the action against China is inevitable, announcing that there are proofs that the virus originated from the Wuhan laboratory in China.
Till date, the United States has never suffered losses, comparable to the losses in the current war against Coronavirus. Therefore, analysts have recorded their inference that the United States and its allies will not stop short of recovering astronomical compensation from China. The aggressive statements of the US President only endorse that. President Trump also delivered a message to the US people that they will have to become warriors to bring the US economy, derailed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, back on track.