Category: Kings of the East

The U.S. And China Are Closer To War Than Most Americans Would Dare To Imagine

September 14, 2021 by Michael Snyder

Are we in danger of stumbling into a major military conflict?  This week, a couple of startling revelations have really shaken up those that closely watch U.S. relations with China.  The relationship between our two nations continues to deteriorate, and we are now closer to a war with China than we have ever been since the end of the Korean War.  This is something that I have been warning about for a long time, and I am extremely alarmed by what has just been revealed.  But for most Americans, a war with China is so improbable that it isn’t even worth thinking about.  In fact, if you put together a list of all the issues that the American people are concerned about, war with China would probably not even make the top 1000.  Here in the United States, it is pretty much a non-issue, because the vast majority of the population does not think that such a war will ever happen in their entire lifetimes.

But over in China they see things very differently.  In fact, state-controlled media outlets openly talk about an invasion of Taiwan and a future military conflict with the United States.

To the Chinese, reunification with Taiwan is a top national priority, and the U.S. military is the only thing standing in the way of achieving that extremely important goal.

In recent years, the U.S. military has conducted “freedom of navigation” exercises in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea as a “show of strength” to China.

In response, the Chinese Navy is now conducting “freedom of navigation” exercises off the coast of Alaska.  The following comes from Zero Hedge

The US Coast Guard revealed a significant incident involving Chinese military vessels coming near American waters off Alaska. While the incident was first divulged to the public on Monday, it happened at the end of August.

No less than four People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy ships were spotted and shadowed by US vessels off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, including a guided missile destroyer and guided missile cruiser, as well as an intelligence gathering vessel and auxiliary ship. They stayed in international waters but came within the United States’ exclusive economic zone.

Needless to say, this is extremely unusual.

According to a Coast Guard news release, Chinese vessels actually came as close as 46 miles to U.S. territory…

During the deployment, Bertholf and Kimball observed four ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) operating as close as 46 miles off the Aleutian Island coast. While the ships were within the U.S. exclusive economic zone, they followed international laws and norms and at no point entered U.S. territorial waters.

The PLAN task force included a guided missile cruiser, a guided missile destroyer, a general intelligence vessel, and an auxiliary vessel. The Chinese vessels conducted military and surveillance operations during their deployment to the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean.

This “intrusion” made a lot of people angry, but the truth is that the Chinese are only doing this because of what we have been doing to them for several years.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but our relations with China have been going down the tubes for a long time.  By the end of the Trump administration, things were so tense that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called his counterpart in China twice to assure him that we were not about to launch some sort of an attack

Twice in the final months of the Trump administration, the country’s top military officer was so fearful that the president’s actions might spark a war with China that he moved urgently to avert armed conflict.

In a pair of secret phone calls, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, that the United States would not strike, according to a new book by Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward and national political reporter Robert Costa.

In fact, Milley specifically promised the Chinese that he would tell them ahead of time if the U.S. was about to initiate a strike…

‘General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise,’ Milley reportedly told him.

Of course the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is not ever supposed to do something of this nature.  Many have pointed out that it was treason for him to go behind President Trump’s back like this, and there have been lots of calls for him to resign now that this has been revealed.

When Senator Marco Rubio heard about this, he wrote to Joe Biden and asked him to immediately fire Milley

He wrote President Biden demanding he dismiss Milley ‘immediately.’

‘I write with grave concern regarding recent reporting that General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, worked to actively undermine the sitting Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces and contemplated a treasonous leak of classified information to the Chinese Communist Party in advance of a potential armed conflict with the People’s Republic of China (PRC),’ Rubio wrote.

Unfortunately, we all know that Biden is not going to dismiss Milley.

Hardly anyone ever gets held accountable in Washington anymore.

We were promised that relations with China would improve once Biden was in the White House, but instead things have just gotten even more tense.  The Biden administration has been very aggressive with China regarding the status of Taiwan, and the Chinese have responded by sending lots and lots of military aircraft into Taiwanese airspace.

But so far the Chinese have not sent any military aircraft over the island itself.

Could that soon change?  This week, a newspaper controlled by the CCP published a piece that suggested that now is the time to send Chinese fighter jets directly over Taiwan

Sending PLA fighter jets over the island of Taiwan is a step we must take. The move will pose a fundamental warning to the Taiwan authorities and bring about reconstruction of the situation across the Taiwan Straits. It will be a clear declaration of China’s sovereignty over Taiwan island, and create unprecedented conditions for us to further implement this sovereignty.

The “airspace” over the Taiwan island belongs to the airspace of China. The so-called middle line of the Taiwan Straits has never been recognized by the Chinese mainland. Therefore, there is sufficient legal basis for the PLA fighter jets to fly over the island. Previously, PLA fighter jets did not fly over Taiwan. That was out of consideration for taking care of the emotions and feelings of Taiwan residents and out of the goodwill to maintain stability across the Straits. Now that the DPP authority has gone completely hostile toward the mainland and is willing to play a role as a pawn of the US in strategically containing the Chinese mainland, it is time for us to take back the favor we granted to the island in the past and prepare to exercise the sovereignty of sending fighter jets to patrol the Taiwan island.

Of course if Chinese military aircraft fly over the island, there is a really good chance that the Taiwanese military will start shooting at them.

The same piece that I just quoted above suggested that such an action by the Taiwanese military could be the start of “a war to liberate the Taiwan island”

Will the military on the Taiwan island dare to prevent PLA fighters from flying over the island and fire? Our answer is that: As long as the mainland’s determination to conduct such a patrol is unwavering, if Taiwan fires, it would mean that the Chinese mainland will launch a destructive retaliation. Even a war to liberate the Taiwan island will start. In this context, the Taiwan military will never dare to fire at a PLA aircraft on such a mission.

The mainland fighter jets’ flight over the Taiwan island must be backed by large-scale and overwhelming military preparedness. Fighters flying over the Taiwan Straits is only a part of the Chinese mainland’s determination to reset the situation across the Straits. This will be a showdown that gives the DPP authority two choices: either accept the patrol and refrain from the extreme anti-mainland line of colluding with the US and Japan, or start a war by firing at military aircraft of the Chinese mainland and face the consequence of being destroyed and eliminated by the PLA.

If China did invade Taiwan, that would instantly put the United States and China into a state of military conflict.

And the war that most Americans thought could never happen will have begun.

We are so close.

All it will take is one false move and there will be no turning back.

So let us hope for peace.  Unfortunately, we have a hothead that is in an advanced state of mental decline in the Oval Office, and he is surrounded by the worst foreign policy team in modern American history.

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Chinese engineers confirm existence of F-35-killing superweapon

By C. Douglas Golden, The Western Journal
Published September 8, 2021 at 5:00pm

The country President Joe Biden once said couldn’t “eat our lunch” is readying a hypersonic drone that could take out our most advanced fighter planes, the South China Morning Post reported Monday.

According to the report from the Hong Kong-based outlet, Chinese military researchers have found a way to safely land unmanned aircraft flying at or over five times the speed of sound, bringing them closer to potentially neutralizing American air superiority.

The news comes from a paper published last week in a Chinese peer-reviewed journal by researcher Dai Fei. She and her colleagues working with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said they’d made improvements to hypersonic drones.

The Morning Post noted hypersonic technology “has progressed considerably, with China and Russia deploying various types of hypersonic missiles in recent years, and growing interest in applying the advances to drones.

“But bringing such aircraft back to ground safely has proved problematic.”

The Morning Post cited Chinese professor Wang Xing, who spoke about deploying hypersonic drones against America’s F-22 and F-35 stealth jets at a conference last year.

Both aircraft can fly at over twice the speed of sound. A hypersonic drone, Wang said, could catch up to the American jets in a matter of seconds.

Of course, a drone that can’t be landed is going to be a difficult sell. Most aircraft can land using software, and if things go wrong, a human crew — either manned or unmanned — can intervene.

However, there simply aren’t computers fast enough to calculate a descent for a plane traveling at hypersonic speeds — as in, over five times the speed of sound.

Dai’s team said hypersonic drones could instead choose one of three models for a possible approach using factors like air pressure and altitude.

But remember what Joe Biden said back on the campaign trail in 2019.

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They can’t even figure out how to deal with the — the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the East — I mean in the West,” Biden said.

He added Beijing “can’t figure out how they’re going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not — they’re not competition for us.”

Perhaps not. Perhaps we’ve got the answer to hypersonic drones all figured out.

The president isn’t exactly a hawk on China, however.

While he talks tough, consider this: Biden’s first defense budget was deemed so lacking that some Democrats actually joined with Republicans last week to boost defense spending by about $24 billion, according to The New York Times.

The book of Isaiah talks of a time when “the wolf and the lamb shall graze together.” The closest thing you’ll see to that in this vale of tears is the donkey and the elephant spending more on defense together because the president didn’t want to.

If it were “infrastructure,” sure — Biden would be all about spending. In fact, he’s couched his infrastructure spree as a move to secure America’s supremacy over Beijing.

Yet the House Armed Services Committee actually has to cajole President Daddy Warbucks to spend bucks to counter the first serious military threat to the U.S. since the disintegration of the Soviet bloc.

China means war, and that war is most likely to happen in Taiwan. One of the Chinese Communist Party’s chief propaganda mills recently issued a direct threat to the small island nation, warning it of the “hopelessness of a US victory if it gets itself involved in a cross-Straits war.”

Perhaps this is nothing more than a feint by the Chinese Communist Party to convince the Biden administration it’s more dangerous than it actually is. Perhaps this will come to nothing.

Before we invest massive amounts of money in so-called “care infrastructure,” however, wouldn’t it be better to ensure our long-term air superiority over a country looking to develop an F-35 killer?

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Biden’s Afghanistan disaster could cost Taiwan, reports suggest

China is known for having an interest in expanding its worldwide influences

By Bob Unruh
Published August 17, 2021 at 4:34pm


Several reports have emerged suggesting the catastrophe that President Biden allowed to develop in Afghanistan – the takeover of the nation by Taliban terrorists – could have a ripple effect around the world.

And it could be costly for Taiwan.

It’s already well-known that China is looking to expand its influence globally, and wouldn’t oppose a new higher profile in the region of Afghanistan.

That may now be possible because of Biden’s decision to withdraw American troops – apparently without a thought to the effect of having no more peacekeeping forces back up the likely inadequate Afghan army.

The result developed quickly, and now has the Taliban installed as the “government” in Afghanistan. Already there are reports the terrorists have been hunting down and executing potential opposition components in the country.

Now the Middle East Media Research Institute is reporting that a Chinese television host, identified only as “Salwa,” spoke in Arabic about the Biden withdrawal and Taliban takeover.

The commentator explained, “The current situation in Afghanistan is, undoubtedly, a major blow to the U.S. It serves as conclusive evidence of the failure of the U.S. attempts to change this Central-Asian country. In addition, the U.S. withdrawal plan reveals its betrayal of its commitment to its allies.”

The commentary continued, “When its interests require dumping its allies, the U.S. finds a thousand justifications. For 20 years, the powerful U.S. could not get rid of the Afghan Taliban, which did not receive any foreign assistance. This failure has exposed the impotence of the United States. Indeed, the U.S. very much resembles a ‘paper tiger.'”

She went on: “China will deal with the changes in Afghanistan in a very reasonable way. China has no intention of filling the vacuum created by the United States. The principle of refraining from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries has been, and will continue to be, the mainstay of Chinese foreign policy. China will play a constructive role in Afghanistan, in order to achieve peace, and in order to move towards rebuilding [Afghanistan] very soon.”

Subsequently, the Gateway Pundit explained, “China is emboldened with U.S. weakness in the region, the historic collapse of Afghanistan, and the frail puppet installed in Washington, D.C.”

This was in conjunction with a report that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army “launched joint live-fire assault drills in multiple locations off the coast of Taiwan.”

The Global Times said, “The PLA Eastern Theater Command on Tuesday dispatched warships, anti-submarine warfare, aircraft and fighter jets in surrounding maritime and aerial areas near the southwest and southeast of the island of Taiwan for military exercises including joint live-fire assaults, and also for testing the command troops’ integrated joint operation capabilities…”

The Global Times said the Chinese believe the U.S. and Taiwan have been “colluding” in provocation to China’s sovereignty, and reports have suggested if China moves against Taiwan, President Biden will do nothing.

“This is just what Jack Posobiec and The War Room said would happen next,” the Pundit explained. “On Monday Steve Bannon warned that the U.S. economy will implode if Taiwan falls to the Chinese. According to Bannon the entire American economy centers around the chips, and in particular, the advanced chips designed, made, and manufactured in Taiwan.”

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AFGHANISTAN’S WINNERS: QATAR, RUSSIA, CHINA, PAKISTAN, TURKEY, IRAN

BY SETH FRANTZMAN | AUG 17, 2021 | OPINION

The victors in Kabul will be those who benefit from the Taliban taking power. They will also be those who benefit or cheer as the US appears humiliated.

Among those “winners” are Qatar, Russia, China, Pakistan, Turkey and Iran. This can be seen in various ways. Most of these countries hosted the Taliban or tacitly backed them. Others, such as Turkey, have sought to have a role in post-American Afghanistan.

Iran’s media is full of stories arguing that the Taliban won’t export extremism or threaten anyone and that Iran has always helped the Afghan people. Iranian official Ali Shamkhani, for instance, has put out positive statements about Iran’s role in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Qatar’s Al Jazeera was on hand to showcase the Taliban taking the presidential palace in Kabul. It appears Qatar had advance knowledge of the Taliban’s plans because Doha has been hosting the Taliban for years.

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Qatar has a large US military base but has always backed religious extremists, including Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and has given red-carpet treatment to the Taliban. This is a big win for Qatar, and it will use it for leverage across the Middle East.

While Qatar and Turkey benefit because of their links to Islamist groups and general backing for Islamist movements, Iran benefits from seeing the US leave its doorstep. Iran also wants the US out of Iraq and will use the Afghan chaos to push it to leave Iraq as well.

Turkey will be working with Russia and Iran in Syria to try to get the US to leave. All these countries agree that they want America gone from the region.

Russia and China have both hosted Taliban delegations in recent years and months. They want to have open channels to the Taliban and consider recognizing them as the new government. This is important at the United Nations Security Council. With backing from Russia and China, the Taliban can get the international clout they need and eventually obtain wider recognition.

The meetings between Taliban officials and Russian envoys this week, which have been reported, are important.

“Russian Ambassador to Afghanistan Dmitry Zhirnov will meet on Tuesday with the coordinator of the leadership of the Taliban movement [outlawed in Russia] to discuss ensuring the security of the Russian Embassy, Russian Presidential envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said in an interview,” Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

“Our ambassador is in contact with representatives of the Taliban leadership,” he said. “Tomorrow, as he told me just 10 minutes ago, he will meet with the coordinator from the Taliban leadership for ensuring security, including our embassy.”

The Russian ambassador will discuss with the Taliban representative the details of the external protection of the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation, Kabulov said.

This means that Russia may consider recognizing the Taliban at a future date. Russia could help put the wind in the sails of the Taliban.

But Russia has its own background in Afghanistan. It has noted that the US-backed Afghan government has fallen quickly. Russia wants to secure Central Asia as well, including its southern flank.

That means the chaos of Afghanistan must not spread. It will want to work with China, Pakistan, Turkey and Iran to make sure that the Taliban are contained and come to power in a stable way.

All these countries have common interests. They want the US gone from the region. They want America humiliated. They also want to share energy and mineral resources that may flow through Afghanistan. This is their invitation to help make the decline of the US and the West more rapid.

These countries have different ideological agendas. Turkey, Pakistan and Qatar have an Islamist worldview of the world. They have wanted to work with Malaysia and even Iran on new concepts regarding an Islamic system of trade or television programs to confront “Islamophobia.”

Turkey and Qatar form an axis that backs the Muslim Brotherhood, and as such, there has been cheering in Syria and the Gaza Strip regarding the Taliban takeover. China and Russia have other ideas about how this may benefit them on the world stage.

For now, the Afghanistan debacle is a major setback for the US globally in terms of image and the perception that US-backed systems tend to be as weak and temporary as the grass that greens with the spring and withers in the fall.

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RUSSIA, CHINA HOLD JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE FOR FIRST TIME: A PRECURSOR TO GOG-MAGOG WAR, SAYS RABBI

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | AUG 10, 2021 | BIBLICAL NEWS

O mortal, turn your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy against him Ezekiel 38:2 (The Israel BibleTM)

On Monday, China and Russia held joint military exercises and for the first time, they were hosted on Chinese soil. The five-day event will be held in the city of Qingtongxia, in China’s northern Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. 

Following the development, the connection to the war of Gog and Magog is now being made by rabbis with one who interprets the prophet Ezekiel to foresee the War of Gog and Magog being launched by Russia. 

RUSSIA AND CHINA: A GROWING ALLIANCE

The event clearly was intended to have political overtones as well as military utility as it began with a gesture of friendship as the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Lieutenant General Liu Xiaowu, deputy commander of the Western Theater Command and commanding officer of Chinese forces in the upcoming exercise, presenting a bouquet of flowers to members of the Russian military delegation. Though this was the first exercise held inside China, it was the fourth joint Sino-Russian military exercise, after the Vostok (East) 2018, Tsentr (Center) 2019, and Kavkaz (Caucasus) 2020 exercises, all of which were held inside Russia. 

The exercise will continue until Friday. The drill is significant, establishing a joint command center and involving approximately 10,000 personnel utilizing different types of aircraft, weaponry, equipment, and vehicles from both countries. The drill will feature China’s stealth fighter jet, the Chengdu J-20, also known as Mighty Dragon, marking the first time the PLA has sent the J-20 in joint drills with another country. According to press releases from both Chinese and Russian sides, Russian personnel was provided with the PLA’s Type 11 wheeled assault guns and Type 08 infantry fighting vehicles, marking the first time that China’s military will share its main battle equipment with the Russian troops. The drill is touted as being focused on improving the interoperability of the two armies. 

RABBI WINSTON: “HASHEM FLEXING HIS MUSCLES”

Rabbi Pinchas Winston, an end-of-days expert, stated, “When I heard about this exercise, I knew it was Hashem flexing his muscles.”

“It is God showing that He moves the pieces around. Men can try to show their strength but now, more than ever, with the pandemic and with massive flooding in China and Europe and all the other natural catastrophes, God is showing that ultimately, he is the one running the show. This is preparation for the end of days when He will be One and His name will be One.”

Rabbi Winston pointed out that any activity in the past that appeared to be a precursor to the pre-Messiah Gog and Magog war was precisely that; a precursor.

“The difference here is the timing,” Rabbi Winston said. “The Shemitah (sabbatical) year begins in one month. The Talmud explicitly states that the Shemitah is a difficult time and even a time of war. That is because Shemitah is a test of faith; can you sit and watch your fields lie fallow, believing that Hashem is in charge.”

GOG AND MAGOG: THREE WARS, SHEMITAH

Rabbi Winston noted that according to Jewish sources, Gog and Magog will be a process of three wars. Rabbi Yisroel Kagan, a preeminent Torah authority known as the Chofetz Chayim who passed away in 1933 (after WWI but prior to WWII) stated that WWI was the first stage and that two more global conflicts would complete the process of Gog and Magog.

“That is why Shemitta is a time of war. People are choosing sides. It is the ancient cry of ‘who is for Hashem, come to me’. Before Gog and Magog, the world will be polarized along that line. And people who do not answer the call, it is because they can’t even see Hashem. They have never looked for Him. They think that doctors are running the pandemic, that politicians are running the government, that the armies win the wars.”

“Messiah comes after the Shemitta because Shemitta is all about faith in God, showing that He is in control. After showing faith in the Shemitta and after the war in the Shemitta year, everything is ready for Moshiach (Messiah) to appear in the following year, the eighth year.”

“Gog and Magog will not be a regular war about territory or power. It will be a war between those who can believe in God, who have always seen Him as running the world, against those who have never seen God as running the world.”

Rabbi Winston noted that society is clearly prepared for this.

“All of the events in the past year have pushed people even more into taking positions on how they stand in relation to Hashem. God wants to bring a true judgment with no excuses or doubts.”

Another rabbi, who preferred to remain anonymous, noted that the sixth year just prior to the Shemittah was a time of increased strife in order to increase faith.

“This year, troubles and catastrophes have come to Israel and to other nations in a most unusual way. It is not just that many of the troubles were extreme in magnitude and scale, like the pandemic and global flooding, but it is also notable that they came in quick succession. No sooner does one trouble end than another begins.”

“The message is that you shouldn’t wait until Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur to repent. The call has gone out to repent before the Shemitta kicks in.”

RUSSIA AND CHINA AS GOG AND MAGOG

Russia’s role in multinational military exercises takes on apocalyptic implications when considering verses that identify the pre-Messiah War of Gog and Magog which, according to the prophet Ezekiel, will be a war against Israel fought by a multi-nation coalition led by a nation from the north.

Therefore prophesy, O mortal, and say to Gog: Thus said Hashem: Surely, on that day, when My people Yisrael are living secure, you will take note, and you will come from your home in the farthest north, you and many peoples with you—all of them mounted on horses, a vast horde, a mighty army. Ezekiel 38: 14-15

One interpretation of the Bible has Russia at the head of the multi-national army of the pre-Messiah War of Gog and Magog. Rabbi Haim Shvili, a 20th-century Jewish mystic wrote a book of predictions concerning the Messiah in 1935. Remarkably, Rabbi Shvili understands the prophet Ezekiel to foresee the War of Gog and Magog as being launched by a Russian-led coalition.

O mortal, turn your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. Prophesy against him Ezekiel 38:2

Rabbi Shvili understood the Hebrew word in the verse for ‘chief’ is rosh. Rabbi Shivli used this verse to identify Russia to be the leader of the Gog and Magog coalition. The rabbi emphasized that Gog is referred to as the “land of the North”, and Russia is the northernmost country in Europe. He also identified “Meshech” and “Tubal” as the Balkan states, which are ruled by Russia. Rabbi Shvili predicted that the Russian-led coalition will be opposed by a coalition of comparable size, comprising soldiers from all 70 nations. 

China also has a connection with Magog. The Mongolian Empire once included sections of Russia, China, and North Korea. The Chinese and all the minority groups living in China are of the Mongoloid race, which stems from Noah’s son Japheth. Etymologists have conjectured that the name Mongol is derived from the name Magog.

The Bible may also contain an anachronistic reference to China.

I will pour out my anger upon Sin, the stronghold of Egypt, and I will destroy the wealth of No. I will set fire to Egypt; Sin shall writhe in anguish and No shall be torn apart; and Noph [shall face] adversaries in broad daylight Ezekiel 30:15-16

In modern Hebrew, ‘Sin’ (סין) is the name for China.

RUSSIA AND CHINA: GROWING MILITARY COOPERATION

Russia is increasing its military readiness and at the beginning of the year, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russia would participate in nine military exercises with foreign troops in 2021, hosting eight of them. Much of this focus on the military was turned towards China. China and Russia held their first joint military exercise in 2003 and have conducted more than 30 since. 

Russia and China will have another chance to practice military cooperation at the International Army Games later this month. The Russian Defense Ministry reported on Sunday that a separate contingent of Russian military personnel flew along with equipment to China to take part in three International Army Games competitions to be held in Korla of China’s northwestern Xinjiang Autonomous Province. Other events will be held in Russia, where Chinese troops recently arrived with China with various materiel.

Again, in September, China and Russia will train together alongside India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Peace Mission 2021 drills. The drills were organized under the banner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Eurasian security bloc led by Russia and China.

According to many media sources citing Chinese and Russian sources, the main impetus for the recent joint military enture was the Biden administration’s sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan which they fear endangers regional peace and stability and will lead to the development of terrorist forces in the region.

It should be noted that Turkey, which was granted dialogue partner status in the SCO’s 2012 summit in Beijing, hosted China in a week-long joint air force exercise in 2010. The incident garnered international consternation as Turkey is a NATO member. Relations between the two countries have been strengthened since the election of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2014. 

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How danger surged when China dropped its promise not to use nukes first

Communists’ claim to Taiwan triggers extreme threat

By WND News Services
Published August 8, 2021 at 2:39pm
 

By Adam Cabot
Real Clear Defense

video recently released by Chinese media directly threatens Japan with a nuclear first strike. The video states, “When we liberate Taiwan, if Japan dares to intervene by force, even if it only deploys one soldier, one plane and one ship, we will not only return reciprocal fire but also start a full-scale war against Japan. We will use nuclear bombs first.” This is a serious threat against a non-nuclear state coming from a power with a long declared ‘no first use’ nuclear policy. This clearly signals a departure from a strategy of minimum deterrence.

With the level of control possessed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), it would be difficult to argue that the producers of the video went rogue with these threats. According to reports, the video was reposted by a CCP channel, making it likely that the video was intended as a coercive measure. To threaten the use of nuclear weapons in order to achieve a strategic foreign policy objective such as the invasion or “liberation” of a sovereign state is to use the nuclear arsenal potentially as a component of a Hybrid Warfare strategy. This use of nuclear coercion doesn’t align itself with a minimum deterrence strategy that aims to deter military aggression. A state employing a minimum deterrence strategy will generally possess just enough deliverable and survivable nuclear weapons to ensure a successful retaliatory strike.

Hybrid Warfare is defined as “a continuation of foreign policy, utilizing a combination of unconventional hard power and/or subversive instruments to achieve strategic objectives.” In the case of China’s Hybrid Warfare campaign against Taiwan, it has made nuclear threats against Japan as a warning against allied intervention. It has consistently conducted incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone using fighters and bombers. It has executed numerous cyber-attacks against Taiwan. It has released propaganda threatening Taiwan, and President Xi Jinping has pledged to “reunify” Taiwan with China and “smash” any attempts at formal independence. These measures aim to weaken Taiwan’s resistance and alliances, making it easier for the CCP to fulfill its objective of annexing the island.

The ancient Chinese strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu states, “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”. China’s display and threats of military power in addition to its propaganda and cyber-attacks aim to demonstrate to Taiwan and its allies that its “reunification” is a fait accompli and that the CCP will use any means, including nuclear weapons, to achieve this. The ultimate Chinese goals of this strategy, in line with Sun Tzu’s supreme art of war, are for the Taiwanese populace to realize that resistance is futile and willingly “reunify” with mainland China without a fight, and for Taiwan’s allies to realize that the protection of Taiwan is not worth the cost.

What makes China’s nuclear threat dangerous is not only the intent but the capability. China has deployed nuclear DF-21 medium-range ballistic missiles and nuclear DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missiles that have the range to strike any target in Japan. The use of these missiles against Japan would leave the Chinese arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles such as the silo-based DF-5, road-mobile DF-31, and newer DF-41 to be held in reserve in case the United States launches a strike in retaliation for an attack on its ally. China knows that these are calculations that must be made by the U.S., Japan and its allies in defense of Taiwan. So what can be done to counter the CCP’s use of nuclear coercion as a component of Hybrid Warfare and its departure from a minimum deterrence strategy?

The first action should be to disregard China’s ‘no first use’ nuclear policy. This is a clear fallacy and must be recognized as such. China is modernizing its nuclear structure and using it to coerce. A ‘no first use’ policy, which China has allegedly committed to, only allows the use of nuclear weapons in retaliation for a nuclear strike. The U.S. and its allies need to disregard China’s ‘no first use’ claims in order to clearly establish strategies to counter nuclear coercion and deter possible Chinese use of nuclear weapons.

As the only power with the real capability to combat China in relation to Taiwan, it’s critical that the U.S. sends clear signals to deter China and reassure allies. The CCP must have no doubt that any use of nuclear weapons on a U.S. ally under the extended deterrence umbrella will be met with a retaliatory nuclear strike. This signaling can include public diplomatic reassurance to allies, deterrence flights of B-2 and B-52 nuclear-capable strategic bombers, the continuation of exercises such as Talisman-Sabre with Australia and the Malabar naval exercise with Quad partners, Japan, India and Australia, and the continuation of ‘freedom of navigation’ operations in the vicinity of disputed islands in the South China Sea.

The U.S. should consider all options, including negotiations with Japan to deploy land-based nuclear medium or intermediate-range ballistic missiles in Japanese territory. The offer of U.S. controlled missiles will act to prevent Japan from deciding to build its own nuclear weapon capability in response to the Chinese threat, thus preventing further nuclear proliferation. The U.S. should also recommence negotiations with Japan regarding the deployment of an Aegis Ashore or Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system within Japanese territory to complement the naval units already equipped with Aegis. These tangible deployment options will reinforce signaling to mitigate Chinese miscalculation.

In 2014 Russian President, Vladimir Putin executed a Hybrid Warfare strategy against Ukraine to annex Crimea and unleash an ongoing war in the Donbas region. This has led to thousands of deaths and the downing of a civilian airliner. Putin wasn’t effectively deterred from this action. If China isn’t effectively deterred in its Hybrid Warfare strategy to take control of Taiwan, the consequences at best could be the annexation of Taiwan and the end of the U.S. alliance system. At worst, the consequences could be millions of deaths as a result of a nuclear strike. President Xi needs to understand without a doubt that any use of nuclear weapons or the invasion of Taiwan will have costs outweighing the benefits. The first action taken by the U.S. and its allies must be the recognition that China has moved on from its minimum deterrence strategy.

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Red Dawn: Chinese paramilitary troops reportedly training elite Cuban forces

By Elizabeth Stauffer, The Western Journal
Published August 1, 2021 at 4:21pm


Spooked by the protests that rocked Cuba in July, the island’s communist regime called out an elite security force of the country’s Ministry of the Interior with training from one of China’s most ruthless tools of repression

ADN Cuba, a Cuban opposition media website, reported in a Google translation on Saturday that, over the past six years the Special National Brigade, known by its Spanish acronym BEN, has been receiving special training from members of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force, a paramilitary force that specializes in riot control and fighting terrorism. The training is conducted in Cuba.

BEN troops, according to the article, are instructed in areas such as “sniper preparation and intervention tactics” among other methods of suppressing the population.

ADN notes that China is “an expert in silencing their citizens and cutting off any sign of political opposition or public disagreement that calls into question the alleged totalitarian support for the Communist Party.”

Members of BEN, which was established in 1980, are known as the “Black Berets,” according to ADN. Their purpose is to handle an assortment of special situations, according to ADN, and are often “mobilized to frighten and repress dissidents, opponents and independent activists.”

Obviously, these forces learned their lessons from the Chinese well because their heavy-handed treatment of the protesters caught the attention of the Biden administration.

The lack of support for the Cuban protesters from President Joe Biden has been extremely disappointing. However, the Treasury Department under his administration did impose sanctions on Cuba’s defense minister, Álvaro López Miera, and the Black Berets for their suppression of the peaceful protests.

One can only imagine what suppression techniques the Black Berets have learned from their Chinese mentors.

In a statement released on July 22 in which he announced the sanctions, Biden said, “Today, my Administration is imposing new sanctions targeting elements of the Cuban regime responsible for this crackdown — the head of the Cuban military and the division of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior driving the crackdown — to hold them accountable for their actions. This is just the beginning – the United States will continue to sanction individuals responsible for oppression of the Cuban people.”

The statement went on to say, “Advancing human dignity and freedom is a top priority for my Administration.” He could have fooled us.

Ironically, the first sentence states, “I unequivocally condemn the mass detentions and sham trials that are unjustly sentencing to prison those who dared to speak out … “

Why the same could actually be said of the Biden DOJ’s detentions of Jan. 6 protesters in the U.S.

China and Cuba are connected in many ways. In addition to their military ties, the two communist nations maintain a strong trade relationship.

Fox News contributor Gordon Chang is the network’s go-to person for all things China-related.

Chang explored the Sino-Cuba relationship in a recent Newsweek article. He spoke with Evan Ellis of the U.S. Army War College who explained that, “China’s relationship with Cuba was truncated following the Sino-Soviet split, in which Cuba allied with the Soviet Union.”

However, “following the fall of the Soviet Union and the dramatic withdrawal of Soviet subsidies for Cuba, China strengthened its relationship somewhat by stepping into the breach.”

China is heavily invested in the island nation only 90 miles from the U.S. coast, Change wrote.

He spoke to Joseph Humire, the executive director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, a conservative think tank, who said, “China uses Cuba as a platform for many of its regional intelligence and security operations. This includes a signals intelligence station used to intercept communications in the United States.”

“Along with Venezuela, China is the largest benefactor to the Cuban regime,” he added.

China has also helped create Cuba’s internet and communication infrastructure. According to Chang, it is because of China’s expertise, the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has been able to disable the internet by flipping a switch, a luxury he’s obviously enjoyed since the protests began.

Considering Cuba’s proximity to American soil, their cozy relationship is worrying indeed.

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China Has Been Planning An EMP Attack Upon America For More Than 20 Years – Chinese Nuclear Scientists Urge China To Get Ready For An Electromagnetic Pulse Attack

– ‘Little does China know how deeply incompetent is the U.S. government’

By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry for All News Pipeline

Reportedly, according to a recent study by China’s nuclear weapon experts: 

—”Exploding nuclear weapons at high altitude can produce electromagnetic waves that can cripple power and communications without killing humans.” 

—”China should bolster its defenses so that critical infrastructure could withstand future electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks that can wipe out power grids and communication, according to a Chinese military research institute.” 

—”The United States is vulnerable to damage caused by extremely powerful electromagnetic pulses, but by 2032 it will have built-up the capability to protect its vital infrastructure from such an attack, according to Chinese researchers’ assessment, based on their analysis of recent U.S. government and military documents.” 

—U.S. capability to make EMP attacks, if U.S. critical infrastructures are protected from EMP, “could tip the strategic balance among world powers.” 

Theoretically, EMP attack is a way of winning a nuclear war by paralyzing critical infrastructures, without killing people immediately—a highly attractive option to military planners not only in China, but in Russia, North Korea, and Iran too. See the EMP Commission reports and my reports “Russia: EMP Threat” (January 2021) and “North Korea: EMP Threat” (June 6, 2021). 

EMP can indirectly kill millions in the long-run, by blacking-out electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for weeks, months, or forever, causing starvation and societal collapse. Threatening EMP mega-deaths is also attractive to adversaries for purposes of nuclear diplomacy and blackmail against the United States. 

Moreover, an EMP attack would immediately cripple U.S. military power projection capabilities and incentivize a U.S. president — instead of defending Taiwan or fighting World War III — to focus on using all remaining national assets, including the Defense Department, to recover U.S. critical infrastructures before millions of Americans die. 

China has been planning EMP attacks against the U.S. for more than 20 years. See my report “China: EMP Threat” (June 10, 2020). 

What is new is the allegation that China’s nuclear experts fear the U.S. will have protected its electric grids and other critical infrastructures against EMP, possibly have Super-EMP weapons, and be able to defeat China with a nuclear EMP attack by 2032. 

The once prestigious South China Morning Post, now owned by Alibaba Group, according to critics writing in the New York Times, Atlantic, and Der Spiegel, has since 2016 become an instrument of China’s propaganda. 

Maybe the article is intended to move Western anti-nuclear groups to oppose EMP protection of U.S. critical infrastructures? Prominent arms control activists, like Jeffrey Lewis, recently called for the U.S. to limit strategic defenses because these supposedly are driving the nuclear arms race with Russia and China. But maybe not. 

Totalitarian states, just like us, do “mirror imaging” in their threat assessments. Unlike us, their strategic culture is not one of dysfunctional optimism, but dysfunctional pessimism–paranoia. 

Consequently, since China has Super-EMP weapons and plans to do an “EMP Pearl Harbor” on the U.S., they assume the U.S. is developing (or already has) Super-EMP weapons and plans for a surprise attack against China. 

Imagine a paranoid Chinese intelligence officer reviewing the evidence. He would see President Trump’s “Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses” (March 26, 2019) to protect U.S. electric grids and other critical infrastructures against EMP. 

He would assume the U.S. is like China, and that the U.S. government is moving full-speed ahead to EMP harden critical infrastructures in response to a Presidential Executive Order— because that is what would happen in China, if Chairman Xi Jinping ordered EMP protection of China’s critical infrastructures. 

China’s intelligence officer has probably read the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently declassified report “Joint Nuclear Operations” (April 17, 2020) that has a sentence describing EMP attacks as a targeting option: “Some high-altitude bursts, in excess of 100,000 feet, will produce widespread electromagnetic pulse (EMP) events . . .” 

China’s intelligence officer has probably read the Congressional EMP Commission reports describing scenarios, derived from China’s own military doctrine, depicting EMP attacks on the U.S. and its allies. 

So China’s paranoid intelligence officer would put all this and other data together to conclude the U.S., just like China, is preparing not only to survive an EMP attack, but to strike first. He would write a report exactly like the one described in the South China Morning Post. 

Little does China’s intelligence officer know how deeply incompetent is the U.S. government, that U.S. preparedness for EMP is all on paper, that our political-military leaders are so afraid of our own nuclear weapons that the possibility of the U.S. developing Super-EMP warheads is zero. 

During the Cold War, Soviet paranoia often led them to overestimate Western capabilities, seeing the U.S. as “10 feet tall” — mistakenly. “Mirror imaging” by China and Russia that greatly exaggerates the “U.S. threat” may be the only thing keeping us alive. 

Washington urgently needs to move full speed ahead protecting critical infrastructures from EMP, before Beijing decides to make an EMP preemptive strike before 2032, so the U.S. cannot “tip the strategic balance among world powers.” 

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China threatens to begin World War III

‘We will use nuclear bombs continuously’

By Bob Unruh
Published July 19, 2021 at 5:24pm


A video has appeared online that reportedly is circulating among Chinese Communist Party channels in which the repressive regime on the mainland there threatens to unleash a “continuous” nuclear war on the world.

“When we liberate Taiwan, if Japan dares to intervene by force, even if it only deploys one soldier, one plane and one ship, we will not only return reciprocal fire but also start a full-scale war against Japan,” the statement threatens.

“We will use nuclear bombs continuously until Japan declares unconditional surrender for the second time. What we want to target is Japan’s ability to endure a war. As long as Japan realizes that it cannot afford to pay the price of war, it will not dare to rashly send troops to the Taiwan Strait.

“In 1964, when our first atomic bomb was successfully detonated, we promised the world that we would not use atomic bombs against non-nuclear countries and that we would not be the first to use them. Nearly 60 years have passed. Although the strength of our nuclear deterrent has been somewhat affected this decision has been a success, and has safeguarded our peace when we built our country.”

CCP Vows to Nuke #Japan if Japan defends #Taiwan. As Japan is the only country that has been nuked, so nuking Japan “will get twice the result with half the effort.”
中共軍事頻道威脅對日本實施連續核打擊,直到日本第二次無條件投降。 pic.twitter.com/dp45R2LXtD

— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) July 13, 2021

But it warned the international “situation” now is changing and “our country is in the midst of a major change that has not been seen in a century and all political policies, tactics and strategies must be adjusted and changed in the midst of such a major change.”

The video threatens, “In order to protect the peaceful rise of our country, it is necessary to make limited adjustments to our nuclear policy. We solemnly put forward the ‘Japan exception theory.’ In modern history Japan has taken the initiative to harm the Chinese people many times, including the first Sino-Japanese war in 1894-1895, when it took over Taiwan and made us pay more than 230 million taels of silver in reparations. And the world invasion of China of 1931-1945, when more than 35 million Chinese were killed and wounded.”

It accuses Japan of failing to be serious about acknowledging atrocities and “if Japan goes to war with China for the third time, the Chinese people will take revenge on the old and the new scores.”

A report in the U.S. Sun pointed out the threat comes on “the eve of the Olympics.”

“It comes after earlier this month, China vowed to invade Taiwan and explained how it would do it,” the report explained. “An article in a state-controlled publication offered a glimpse of a terrifying three-stage plan to pave the way for an invasion force to storm the breakaway island. President Xi Jinping pledged a ‘complete reunification’ with Taiwan as he delivered a speech to mark 100 years of the Chinese Communist party.”

But any invasion or other military moves could seriously escalate the hostilities and in fact, “could drag in the U.S. through its pact to defend Taiwan,” the report said.

Regional allies including South Korea and Australia also could be drawn in, as could NATO forces such as the U.K. since the U.S. is an alliance member.

The video later was deleted from some platforms.

The Sun explained Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso has affirmed, “We must defend Taiwan, under our alliance with the U.S.”

SkyNews noted the threat concludes, “There will be no peace talks.”

It would be the second major attack on the world since just last year if the evidence suggesting the COVID-19 virus came out of a Chinese research lab dealing with bioweapons research is accurate. That pandemic has killed millions worldwide.

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A Look Back At History Shows America Is Already At War With China, With China Having Already Eaten OUR Lunch And Now Sitting Down At Our Dinner Table!

– Millions Of Americans To Be Trampled Under Foot When China Exits The US Dollar

By Don Boys, Ph.D.for All News Pipeline

China has exploded on the world scene in recent years with economic growth never seen in world history. Three years ago, China made no laptops and now makes 40% of those sold worldwide. They produce most of the world’s cell phones and are the number one shoemaker globally, producing half of the world’s shoes! In addition, the Chinese make the television sets that Americans watch. 

The American most responsible for Red China’s success is President Richard Nixon, whose trip to China was “the week that changed the world.” It is considered the most important trip ever made by a U.S. President. Nixon’s trip kicked awake the sleeping red dragon. 

The trip was a greater disaster than Watergate. While the trip succeeded in driving a wedge between China and the Soviet Union, it also led to the resumption of diplomatic relations in 1979 between America and China, ending 25 years of no communication or diplomatic ties between the two countries. 

We are now in a war with China because of Nixon’s “successful” trip. 

All United States reporters had been banned from China, yet the Chinese permitted almost a hundred reporters to travel with Nixon and film numerous live events. However, Nixon didn’t know that the people he talked to on the streets and at the Great Wall were selected by the CCP. There were no casual, unplanned conversations. Communist tyrants can’t permit free discussion about anything. 

Astute Americans are beginning to understand that truth. 

The United States had recognized the Taiwan government as the sole government of China and had no diplomatic relations with China, but Nixon’s trip changed everything. The U.S. switched its attention from Taiwan to China; after all, that’s where the potential, the people, and the power were. America announced, “The United States and Taiwan enjoy a robust unofficial relationship” but went on to say in a 1979 joint communique that we had switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei, Taiwan, to Beijing, China. In the Joint Communique, the United States “recognized the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal government of China, acknowledging the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China.” 

There, that did it. From now on, the U.S. would pretend that the Red Chinese Government was the genuine representative of Chinese people and not a massive, dreadful prison house of despair. Moreover, we would pretend that Taiwan is not an independent nation, but we were still friends with the Taiwanese after spitting in their faces. American officials made it clear: The United States does not support the independence of Taiwan. 

However, it is not that simple. In fact, it’s a quagmire. President Bush was asked on April 25, 2001, “If Taiwan were attacked by China, do we (the U.S.) have an obligation to defend the Taiwanese?” He responded, “Yes, we do.” Biden said on March 8, 2021, “We will continue to assist Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defense capability.” So, while Taiwan does not officially exist, the U.S. will defend them if attacked by the Chinese Communists! 

Or are we still pretending? 

When Mao was introduced to Nixon upon his arrival, Mao said, “I believe our old friend Chiang Kai-shek would not approve of this.” That may be the most candid, correct, and consequential statement made during the week that changed the world. 

Because of Nixon’s trip, China is the most aggressive and militarized nation (over 2.4 million army) on earth. It is the world’s biggest exporter of commodities, with exports of 2.5 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019. Manufactured products account for about 95% of China’s total exports, including automobiles, ships, locomotives, textiles, fertilizers, and electronics. It is the largest consumer in the world and is the second-biggest importer. That phenomenal growth made it the largest manufacturer in 2010, even passing the United States. 

China is manufacturing the goods, and debt-ridden Americans are purchasing them. With that money, China buys American treasury bills, which puts us at the mercy of the Red Chinese. China made massive waves recently when they suggested that they might get out of U.S. dollars and sell our notes. When that happens, get out of the way because there will be a stampede for the exits, and millions of people will be trampled underfoot. 

Hyperbole? Who knows? Who cares? Who is doing anything about this threat except some wringing of hands, holding the breath, and stomping of feet? 

Politicians are taking advantage of China’s excess money, as seen in Hunter Biden’s incredible financial success with a China bank while his dad was vice president. The New York Times “confirmed revelations” that Hunter Biden’s private equity firm secured a $1.5 billion deal from the state-owned Bank of China “while his father was vice president.” Wonder what he provided as collateral for a billion-dollar loan. For sure, it wasn’t his signature. 

Some blockbuster news recently suggests it was his father’s name. 

One of Hunter Biden’s former business partners, Tony Bobulinski, said, “he heard him and his father, Joe Biden, discuss his dealings with a mysterious Chinese energy firm in 2017 and that the former vice president was due to receive a share of the profits.” But then, maybe Joe has no memory of that collusion with the enemy! Bobulinski added, “The Biden family aggressively leveraged the Biden family name to make millions of dollars from foreign entities even though some were from communist controlled China.” 

Greedy Americans cooperating with the Red Chinese think they are brilliant in their financial accomplishments, not realizing they are simply nibbling on a dangling carrot held by a ruthless tyrant. 

The unscrupulous use of politicians is one way China has leapfrogged over other industrial nations to first place. But, of course, both China and its U.S. cronies are reciprocal reprobates making barrels of money at others’ expense. 

America still has the trophy as the world’s largest economy; however, China is growing three times faster than the U.S. Over the last 30 years, China had the most rapid growth rate globally with an annual average growth of about 10%. This year it has grown slower than any time in the last ten years. 

China produces more steel than any other nation, with six of the ten largest steel producers based in China, so it is no surprise that it is the third-largest producer of automobiles worldwide, behind the U.S. and Japan. In addition to steel, China produces more cement and chemical fertilizers than any other nation. Moreover, China produces more cotton textiles than any other nation, explaining their market in socks, t-shirts, and many other cloth items. 

China is the largest source of gold globally, with the country mining about 463.7 tons of gold in 2016. China’s gold production has been increasing in recent years and has doubled in the past decade. Coal mining is the third-largest in the world. In addition, China is the fourth-largest oil producer globally. Isn’t it interesting that the U.S. is shutting down its coal mines and cutting back on oil production? 

Even the village idiot asks, “Who benefits?” 

Agriculture is another primary industry in China’s economy, with the country being both the largest consumer and producer of agricultural products in the world. About 300 million people work in China’s agricultural industry, the majority of whom are small-scale farmers. The most important crop produced in China is rice and is also the largest producer of poultry, eggs, and pigs. 

From her impressive financial base, China is buying African nations as it bankrolls mammoth construction projects such as the rail system and the new headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, some media companies, utilities, and infrastructure, platinum industry, and a theme park in South Africa. Plus, a controversial loan to their troubled power utility, Eskom. Moreover, China has invested heavily in hydropower plants and oil refineries in Angola and Nigeria and a significant upgrade of Zimbabwe’s international airport and new parliament building. 

China is also suborning the United States by infiltrating our major colleges and universities. According to the National Association of Scholars, there were 103 Confucius Institutes in the United States, but only 47 are now operating. Fifteen closed their doors on May 18, 2021. During a seizure of common sense, one wonders why there is even one spy institute collecting U.S. intelligence. The institutes are simply fronts for the Chinese Communist Party. Even our feminized Pentagon admits the institutes are a security threat, although China calls them “propaganda centers.” More correctly, they seek to corrupt American academics and give cover for nefarious spy activities. 

Why would American educational institutions want anything to do with the Chinese Communist Party? Well, because of the dirty money and because it advances the cause of Communism. What’s not to love for a leftist? According to the Clarion Project, a 2020 investigation revealed “colleges across the United States failed to report nearly $1 billion in foreign gifts from 2013-2018.” The “gifts” came from China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. 

The head of the Chemistry Dept. at Harvard was caught secretly taking $1.5 million from the Chinese to set up a medical research lab in Wuhan. Yes, that Wuhan. He has been indicted by a federal grand jury and will probably go to the slammer for five years. Wonder if he will lose his Harvard tenure? 

A UCLA professor was arrested for selling secrets to the CCP and faces 219 years in prison. Other professors in Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, etc., are facing jail time for selling out to the CCP. 

Not only have U.S. university professors been corrupted, but we have also been invaded by 250,000 student-spies from China. A recent shocking report reveals a Chinese spy defected to America, Dong Jingwei confirmed to U.S. officials that a “third of all Chinese students in U.S. are spies.” 

Clearly, we are at war. 

Not only are the Chinese buying, bribing, and bullying their way into American education, they own (body and soul) some of our biggest entertainers and athletes, who obviously need more money. The pompous hypocrites in the entertainment and sports world climbed in bed with the Chinese Communists. The greedy Americans want an even bigger share of the consumer pie and freedom in Hong Kong, and human rights for Christians and Muslims are minor issues compared to money. 

Professional athletes and actors are so dense or maybe dumb and for sure disloyal that they can’t recognize a dictator from a Democrat, but they are willing to pocket 30 pieces of silver from anyone. Thus, they are members in good standing of the Ancient Dishonorable Order of Judas Iscariot. It’s not about sports or entertainment or popularity; it’s about silver—about 30 pieces. That’s quid pro quo for pandering to and defending the human rights abuses of the Chinese Communist Party. Treason! 

The CCP controls everything in China, including the media covering professional sports, as long as players don’t go rogue and complain about human rights, free speech, religious freedom, and freedom in Hong Kong. If players go off script (written by the CCP), the media contracts for their professional games will be limited or eliminated. 

For those who wonder how China’s aggressive behavior will end, it may end with the average American left with a shoeshine kit and instructions on how to say “please” and “thank you” in Chinese. 

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