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China has been unabashed about making its intentions known. Already in 1999, two colonels in China's People's Liberation Army, Qiao Liang and Wang Xiansui, wrote, "Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America." In it, the authors "suggest the significance of alternatives to direct military confrontation, including international policy, economic warfare, attacks on digital infrastructure and networks, and terrorism. Even a relatively insignificant state can incapacitate a far more powerful enemy by applying pressure to their economic and political systems." Ideally, "one might not even know that one is the target."
There seem to be so many policy decisions now that would appear to help America's adversaries such as Russia and especially China, rather than what is best for America, that, on February 2, 2022, the Republican Leader of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy -- despite a disagreement with former President Donald Trump and a subsequent "genuflection" by way of apology -- after mentioning the current administration's "self-created crises," noted that "Almost every page," of the Biden Administration's 3000 page America Competes Act "has a provision that helps China but hurts America." McCarthy cited, among other matters:
On page 1689, it provides a new, unlimited green card program for the Chinese Communist Party to exploit. It also allows research funds to freely flow to colleges and universities that host Confucius Institutes – which are essentially CCP propaganda centers that censor our campuses.
These policies would make our nation more vulnerable to Chinese espionage, which is already widespread.
In fact, the threat of Chinese spying in America is so widespread that the FBI has 2,000 active cases to counter it, and opens a new case every 12 hours. "
On page 1392, it gives $8 billion of taxpayer money to the unaccountable UN Green Climate fund, which has already funneled at least $100 million to China.
And to make matters worse: when Republicans offered amendments to prevent China from accessing that money, Democrats said no.
Now, American tax dollars could be used to fund solar panels and batteries made by slave labor.....
Just three years ago, there were bipartisan discussions to start a China Task Force. Discussions lasted for a year.
But when we were ready to launch the group in February 2020, Speaker Pelosi walked away.....
On the issue of COVID – perhaps the greatest offense China has committed – House Republicans offered eight reasonable solutions to achieve justice for Americans and hold China accountable
"One of those solutions was to relocate the Olympics from Beijing. This has been House Republicans' firm position from the beginning.....
The actions of the majority tell you all you need to know about who they truly want to help:
Themselves. Their corporate allies. And the Chinese Communist Party.
Well, if that's how America competes with China, then America is going to lose.
I implore my colleagues to take some time and think deeply about what our country stands for....
The future of our country is at stake.... [Emphases in the original.]
We saw, in addition, how the Biden administration closed virtually all energy exploration and development as well as thousands of American jobs, its first day in office. This was reportedly done to help create a clean planet free of carbon emissions and to promote the manufacture of solar panels and electric vehicles. It turns out however that planes do not yet fly by using windmills or solar panels. In fact, the leading country manufacturing solar panels and the batteries needed for electric vehicles is... China. The Chinese Communist Party, the leading manufacturer of batteries needed for electric vehicles, not only has what has been called an obsession about acquiring rare earth minerals needed for electric vehicle batteries, but has also building more than half the coal plants than the rest of the world combined.
That leads to the subject of dark (anonymous) money, funneled to politicians and officials through Bermuda, where privacy policies do not require donors to disclose their identities, thereby creating the captivating potential for them to be the ones who determine America's policies -- possibly policies that help those donors but that set America back. An earlier article on these pages noted that:
"The loophole has apparently been serving as an open invitation for Russia -- in particular its largest oil and gas company, Gazprom -- to channel unlimited, unaccountable millions in dark money (anonymous donations) to American non-governmental organizations; these then fund 'green' programs that discourage 'dirty' energy exploration, and encourage the use of 'clean' energy, such as solar panels and wind turbines. Unfortunately, even if they were able to meet all energy needs -- which is disputed -- they are not widely available or ready for use."
Why did Biden effectively close the US oil spigots so that he is now imploring America's adversaries, such as Iran and Russia and Venezuela, for oil, and offering to provide them with jobs and profits rather than Americans? The planet's air will be just as carbon-filled.
Is it possible , as Peter Schweizer has reported here, here, here and here, , that there are many people inside America, like a fifth column, willing to sell out our country for profits and their quarterly shareholder reports? Every investment in China not only supports a country that takes its profits from slave labor and organ-harvesting from live prisoners until they died when their heart were removed, but also is developing an advanced war machine to displace America as the world's leading superpower. If we want an America like that, all we have to do is look at what the Chinese Communist Party has done in Tibet, Hong Kong and the lockdowns in Shanghai and other cities. No safe spaces there.
Recently it emerged that the president himself offered amendments to an upcoming bill to be voted on by the World Health Assembly the week of May 22. Alarmingly, the bill would reportedly make all US policy on healthcare legally dependent on the World Health Organization (WHO). When Taiwan informed the WHO early on that the COVID-19 virus was transmissible human-to-human, the WHO chose to disregard the warning. The WHO instead proceeded, apparently at the behest of China, to lie to the world about the warning. According to reports based on US intelligence, China has also been busy gene-splicing to create "super soldiers," as well as collecting DNA from people around the world, possibly to develop a virus that is even more lethal for biowarfare against the US.
Domestically, why is the national debt being run up beyond a ruinous $30 trillon? From whom are we borrowing that much and to whom will we be paying "the interest rate comet"? China?
Why are is our government allowing, without any reaction, the deaths of more than 107,000 of its own citizens from fentanyl and other drugs, largely from China, that are smuggled in daily through our open southern border?
Lawrence Kadish serves on the Board of Governors of Gatestone Institute.