Trump Hits Huawei With Export Controls – Bill Gertz

May 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

President Donald Trump indirectly targeted China’s Huawei Technologies with a presidential order signed last week blocking telecommunications companies linked to foreign adversaries from selling equipment to U.S. firms.

However, a more significant new policy was imposed by the Commerce Department, which added Huawei to a list of foreign companies hit with tough export controls that prevent American technology companies from selling goods to Huawei, which has been identified by U.S. intelligence as linked to the Chinese military and intelligence services.

“While the presidential order is important to signaling allies how serious the threat is, the real punch is putting Huawei on the entities list,” said retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Rob Spalding, a former Trump White House official involved in telecommunications policy.

Source: Trump Hits Huawei With Export Controls

China Calls For “People’s War” Against The US, Vows To “Fight For A New World” | Zero Hedge

May 15, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

While market mood has shifted diametrically from yesterday, with stocks sharply higher on Tuesday following what has widely been interpreted as conciliatory comments from both president Trump and various members of China’s ruling elite, one would be hard pressed to find any de-escalation amid the Chinese press commentaries written in the aftermath of the latest escalation in trade war between the US and China.

In a series of editorials and op-ed articles published Monday and Tuesday, Chinese state media slammed what it labeled the Trump administration’s “greed and arrogance“, called for a “people’s war” targeting the US “with precision” as China begins a “fight for a new world.”

“The most important thing is that in the China-US trade war, the US side fights for greed and arrogance … and morale will break at any point. The Chinese side is fighting back to protect its legitimate interests,” the nationalist, state-owned Global Times tabloid wrote .

Source: China Calls For “People’s War” Against The US, Vows To “Fight For A New World” | Zero Hedge

The Tariff Issue – PaulCraigRoberts.org

May 15, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Americans, as they always do, got sold a bill of goods called “globalism.”  Globalism is the deception used to destroy labor unions, deprive the American work force of middle class jobs, and strip them of their bargaining power.  It is also the deception used by transnational agri-business to drive self-sufficient third world peoples off their land and convert the country’s agriculture into the production of a mono-crop export commodity.

The evil done by globalism has taken a toll on both first and third worlds.  It is entirely the result of first world capitalist profit-maximizing.  It has nothing to do with China.  

China is being blamed not because its industry produces cheaper than our industry, but as a scapegoat to hide from view the fact that US global corporations alone are the cause of the lost American jobs.  

Source: The Tariff Issue – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Chinese Laser Attack on U.S. Aircraft Left Out of Pentagon Report – Bill Gertz

May 6, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The Pentagon’s latest report on the Chinese military fails to mention a laser attack that damaged the eyes of American military aircrews near a Chinese military base in Africa last year in an apparent bid to preserve the controversial military exchange program with Beijing.

The annual report to Congress on military and security developments regarding China mentions a few provocative Chinese military actions, such as a Chinese warship’s near-collision with the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur in the South China Sea last year that defense officials said appeared designed as a PLA navy ramming operation.

The report also notes the decision by the Pentagon to disinvite the PLA from sending naval forces to the Rim of the Pacific international naval exercises in response to China’s continued militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Source: Chinese Laser Attack on U.S. Aircraft Left Out of Pentagon Report

Mystery in Madrid: Who Raided the North Korean Embassy – and Why? – Antiwar.com Original – Justin Raimondo

March 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Of course it was just a coincidence that the first organized attack on a North Korean facility by internal rebels (supposedly) took place days before the scheduled North Korean-US summit in Hanoi. Ten masked men stole computers, interrogated North Korean officials, and drove off in a number of luxury cars. Credit was taken by a group that calls itself Chollima.

Despite constantly being told by the Western media that this is a totally unknown group, to anyone who knows the least bit about Korean history, this is laughable. In the mid-1950s, China’s “Great Leap Forward” was in progress, and Chollima was the Korean equivalent. It means “speed” of an unusual sort, and the symbolism was based on a mythological winged horse that could supposedly gallop at one thousand li (over a mile) a minute.

Since the North had limited physical resources, the idea was to overcome this by sheer ideological zeal. In short, Chollima was never some secret movement in opposition to the regime, but was instead a state-sponsored phenomenon from start to finish. “Chollima” is what they call their state soccer team.

Source: Mystery in Madrid: Who Raided the North Korean Embassy – and Why? – Antiwar.com Original

Asia Times | EU dilemma: how to deal with China | Pepe Escobar

March 20, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Facing China’s irresistible rise all across the chessboard, and under relentless US pressure, the not exactly democratic EU leadership is on a backbreaking exercise to position itself between a geopolitical/geoeconomic rock and a hard place.

The 28-member EU holds a crucial meeting next week in Brussels where it may adopt a 10-point action plan detailing, in a thesis, the terms of an equitable economic relationship with China going forward.

This will happen as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Italy and then France – ahead of the very important, annual China-EU summit in Brussels on April 9, to be co-chaired by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Source: Asia Times | EU dilemma: how to deal with China | Article

Former DIA Officer Who Spied for China Hated Trump – Bill Gertz

March 20, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for China worked secretly as a Beijing agent for five years and revealed in an intercepted phone call he was motivated in part by hatred for President Trump.

Ron Rockwell Hansen, a DIA operations officer until 2006, was arrested June 5 and pleaded guilty on Friday in Utah to attempting to sell national defense secrets to China. He faces 15 years in prison under a plea deal. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24.

Court documents in the case reveal Hansen was motivated by both money and an affinity for China. In seeking to recruit a DIA coworker as a fellow Chinese spy, he voiced fears that Trump would start a war and said that was a reason to cooperate secretly with several Chinese intelligence agencies or branches in providing information and trying to penetrate U.S. defense and intelligence agencies to obtain secrets.

Source: Former DIA Officer Who Spied for China Hated Trump

Conservative? Hardly. New Zealand mass shooter is a far-Left “eco-fascist” who praised communist China – Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show – Ethan Huff

March 16, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Far from being a rally-attending apologist for President Donald Trump like the fake media is now claiming, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, the man whom Australian media outlets have named as the shooter, is a self-described “eco-fascist by nature” – meaning he’s a Leftist that’s more aligned with Democrats than Republicans.

Tarrant clearly wrote in his rambling manifesto, in response to a question he apparently posed to himself, that he certainly does not support President Trump. “As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no,” were Tarrant’s exact words, unequivocally indicating that, contrary to fake news claims, he likely wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat.

Source: Conservative? Hardly. New Zealand mass shooter is a far-Left “eco-fascist” who praised communist China – Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

The World Has Never Been Closer to World War III – Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

March 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

In anticipation of a US attack on Venezuela, the Russians have moved a sizeable number of submarines 12 miles off both the East and West coast of the United States. NATO has moved nuclear missiles batteries close to the Ukraine.
Yesterday, Russian ally, Syria, military threatened Israel. Why would  a military inferior force such as Syria threaten a superior force in Israel, unless Syria knew it was going to have help from her ally, Russia?
As I reported yesterday, the Border Patrol has reported arresting a record number of people from Pakistan and more importantly, China!
Finally, it was widely reported when the Russian nuclear targeting of American sites was announced, that if Clinton had won the election, the Russians would launched a first strike against America.
At this point, the only thing that the rank and file of the country can do is to sit, wait and watch the events unfold. these events are eerily similar to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Source: The World Has Never Been Closer to World War III – Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

Senate Panel Seeks Reset of Policies Toward China – Bill Gertz

March 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is examining new policies aimed at dealing with the growing challenge from China, the committee’s chairman said Tuesday.

Sen. Jim Risch (R., Idaho) will preside over a hearing of the committee set for Wednesday that will examine how to adjust American foreign policies to address contentious issues toward China. They include Beijing’s military expansion in the South China Sea, China’s global Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure initiative, and its plan to corner key technology markets through the Made in China 2025 program.

Source: Senate Panel Seeks Reset of Policies Toward China

U.S. “Gets Its Ass Handed To It” In World War III Simulation: RAND | Zero Hedge

March 11, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

In simulated World War III scenarios, the U.S. continues to lose against Russia and China, two top war planners warned last week. “In our games, when we fight Russia and China, blue gets its ass handed to it” RAND analyst David Ochmanek said Thursday.

RAND’s wargames show how US Armed Forces – colored blue on wargame maps – experience the most substantial losses in one scenario after another and still can’t thwart Russia or China – which predictably is red – from accomplishing their objectives: annihilating Western forces.

“We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary,” he warned.

In the next military conflict, which some believe may come as soon as the mid-2020s, all five battlefield domains: land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace, will be heavily contested, suggesting the U.S. could have a difficult time in achieving superiority as it has in prior conflicts.

Source: U.S. “Gets Its Ass Handed To It” In World War III Simulation: RAND | Zero Hedge

 Pompeo: U.S. Will Defend Philippines in S. China Sea – Washington Free Beacon – Bill Gertz

March 5, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new policy on the South China Sea last week declaring the United States will defend the Philippines from an attack by China over a years-long island dispute.

The policy shift was announced by Pompeo in Manila on Friday. The secretary told reporters China’s island-building threatened both U.S. and Philippine sovereignty, security, and economic livelihood.

“As the South China Sea is part of the Pacific, any armed attack on Philippine forces, aircraft, or public vessels in the South China Sea will trigger mutual defense obligations under Article 4 of our Mutual Defense Treaty,” Pompeo said after a meeting with Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin.

Source: Pompeo: U.S. Will Defend Philippines in S. China Sea

Mike Pompeo’s War Warning to China | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

March 5, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

As President Trump flew home from his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, Mike Pompeo peeled off and flew to Manila. And there the Secretary of State made a startling declaration.

Any armed attack by China on a Philippine ship or plane in the South China Sea, he told the Philippine government, will be treated as an attack on an American ship or plane, bringing a U.S. military response.

“China’s island building and military activities in the South China Sea threaten your sovereignty, security and, therefore, economic livelihood, as well as that of the United States,” said Pompeo. “As the South China Sea is part of the Pacific, any armed attack on Philippine forces, aircraft or public vessels in the South China Sea will trigger mutual defense obligations under article 4 of our mutual defense treaty.”

Source: Mike Pompeo’s War Warning to China | Patrick J. Buchanan – Official Website

The Western Gaze: Look Toward the East – Antiwar.com Original – Justin Raimondo

February 28, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

As the leaders of the two most powerful nations on earth meet in a city that was once the center of resistance to Western dominance of the region, it is being pointedly ignored in Washington, DC, to the extent such an extraordinary event can be ignored. Instead, the petty complaints of partisan hacks and wide-eyed conspiracy theorists have taken center stage. A discredited lawyer whose lies no one takes seriously, and yet whose every word is pored over as if it were a revelation from on high, is treated as a credible source, while the ruler of a desperately poor country furiously signaling he wants to chart a new course is ignored, ridiculed, and threatened.

The President is withdrawing from Afghanistan and getting the heck out of Syria, having defeated ISIS and saved the last bastion of Christianity from being enslaved by the Islamic “Caliphate.” And so what is the media focusing on? The fake regime change operation in Venezuela, which is – like so much of what the President says and does – lots of smoke and mirrors and very little action.

Source: The Western Gaze: Look Toward the East – Antiwar.com Original

Land Destroyer: This Map Shows a Trillion-Dollar Reason Why US is Backing Terrorism in Western China – Tony Cartalucci

February 26, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of a larger, concerted effort to encircle and contain China, an ongoing disinformation campaign has been waged by the Western media against Beijing’s massive global infrastructure building spree known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

A recent and particularly appalling example of this comes from a Business Insider article titled, “This map shows a trillion-dollar reason why China is oppressing more than a million Muslims.”

The article has been widely circulated by the Western-funded fronts cited in the article itself, including Human Rights Watch (HRW) whose executive director – Kenneth Roth – would claim in a social media post:

China’s mass detention of Uighur Muslims is driven [not] only by Islamophobia but also by the centrality of their Xinjiang region to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Source: Land Destroyer: This Map Shows a Trillion-Dollar Reason Why US is Backing Terrorism in Western China

Is China’s Social Credit System A Preview Of The Coming “Beast System”? – Michael Snyder

February 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtually everything that you do online and offline is being monitored, tracked or recorded by someone.  Could you imagine what life would be like if the government compiled all of that information into a giant database and used it to punish those that had engaged in politically-incorrect behavior?  Here in the United States, Internet censorship has escalated dramatically, but over in China the government is cracking down on a much wider array of online and offline activities.  If you fail to make a credit card payment, get into an argument in public or say the wrong thing on social media, you could suddenly find yourself restricted from conducting a whole host of normal economic activities.  The primary marketing slogan for this social credit system is “once discredited, everywhere restricted”

China’s social credit system rates citizens based on their daily behaviour, and this could range from their bank credit to their social media activities.

With a tagline of ‘once discredited, everywhere restricted’, it vows to punish ‘untrustworthy’ citizens in as many ways as possible.

Source: Is China’s Social Credit System A Preview Of The Coming “Beast System”?

Growing ASAT Threat Behind New Space Force – Bill Gertz

February 21, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The growing threat to American satellites from Chinese and Russian anti-satellite weaponry was a key driver behind President Trump’s directive creating a new space military force.

Trump on Tuesday signed Space Policy Directive-4 ordering creation of a new U.S. Space Force to be a separate service within the Air Force —the military leader for national security space operations.

Source: Growing ASAT Threat Behind New Space Force

U.S. Bolstering Pacific Military Forces to Counter ‘Massive’ Beijing Buildup – Bill Gertz

February 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. military is adding forces and bases in Asia to counter a “massive” buildup of Chinese military forces and aggressive efforts by Beijing to expand Chinese communism, the commander of the Indo-Pacific Command told Congress on Tuesday.

Adm. Philip Davidson, the new Pacom commander, testified that China’s military buildup includes significant numbers of advanced missiles, aircraft, ships, submarines and nuclear forces and he called China “the greatest long-term threat to a free and open Indo-Pacific region.”

Source: U.S. Bolstering Pacific Military Forces to Counter ‘Massive’ Beijing Buildup

Venezuela Is An Opportunity For Russia And China To Change The World – PaulCraigRoberts.org

February 10, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing better illustrates Washington’s opposition to democracy and self-determination than the blatantly public coup Washington has organized against the properly elected president of Venezuela.

Washington has been trying to overthrow the Venezuelan government for years. Washington wants the state owned oil company to be privatized so that it can fall into the hands of US oil companies. That would ensure Washington’s control over Venezuela. Transferring the wealth out of the country would prevent any economic development from inside the country. Every aspect of the economy would end up in the hands of US corporations. The exploitation would be ruthless and brutal.

Venezuelans understand this, which is why Washington, despite wrecking the Venezuelan economy and offering enormous bribes to the Venezuelan military, has not yet been able to turn the people and the troops against Maduro.

Source: Venezuela Is An Opportunity For Russia And China To Change The World – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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