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REPUBLICAN SENATORS RUBIO, GARDNER, ROMNEY URGE CREATION OF TASKFORCE TO COUNTER COMMUNIST CHINESE PROPAGANDA

March 27, 2020

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), in a press release on March 23, 2020 reported that he joined Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Mitt Romney (R-UT), members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in sending a letter to President Trump requesting the creation of a taskforce under the National Security Council (NSC) to counter propaganda emanating from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) surrounding COVID-19. Excerpts below:

“The Chinese Communist Party is manipulating facts surrounding a global pandemic that originated due to their own incompetence. While the rest of the world scrambles to clean up the CCP’s mess, they continue to seek geopolitical advantage and undermine the U.S. at every turn. It is critical that our country fight back against this propaganda and an interagency taskforce under the aegis of the NSC is a distinctive tool to formulate a coordinated, USG-wide response.”

Full text of the letter

Dear Mr. President,

We write to you requesting the formation of an interagency taskforce under the aegis of the National Security Council (NSC) with the purpose of countering the sinister propaganda campaign emanating from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) (P.L. No: 115-409), which you signed into law in December 2018, authorizes funding “for United States Government efforts to counter the strategic influence of the People’s Republic of China,” developing the foundation for such an initiative.

In early December 2019, citizens of the city of Wuhan, China began experiencing symptoms of what would become known as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This new virus has continuously proved highly infectious and in the four short months since its discovery, it has become a global pandemic and a crisis here at home. Despite early indications that this was a new virus comparable to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) from 2002, the CCP made concerted efforts to obfuscate and downplay information that would have been critical for the health of their citizens and later the world.

Now that COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the globe, the CCP and its officials have the audacity to spread disingenuous claims that the United States is responsible for this pandemic. This is not simply dishonest, it is dangerous. This tactic, in addition to being a despicable exploitation of a global emergency, threatens to undermine the worldwide coordination necessary to combat this coronavirus. It is for this reason that we request an interagency taskforce within the NSC to counter the malicious propaganda coming from CCP apparatchiks.

This interagency taskforce should include representatives from the Department of State, the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Treasury, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and from agencies within the Intelligence Community. These representatives should work together to disseminate accurate and appropriate information to U.S. Government (USG) employees and the global public at-large concerning the origins of COVID-19 and efforts at national and international levels to halt its spread.

To that end, this taskforce should focus on 1) producing a white paper on the origins of COVID-19 and subsequent CCP efforts to conceal its seriousness, 2) provide guidance to USG employees and U.S. Embassies on messaging surrounding COVID-19 and methods to counter false CCP narratives around its origins and containment, and 3) regularly coordinate with and brief the appropriate Congressional Committees on these efforts.

The Chinese Communist Party is manipulating facts surrounding a global pandemic that originated due to their own incompetence. While the rest of the world scrambles to clean up the CCP’s mess, they continue to seek geopolitical advantage and undermine the U.S. at every turn. It is critical that our country fight back against this propaganda and an interagency taskforce under the aegis of the NSC is a distinctive tool to formulate a coordinated, USG-wide response.

THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY WUHANVIRUS PLAN

March 26, 2020

National Interest on March 19, 2020 published an article on China’s coronavirus plan. For excerpts see below:

… the virus has become a new front in the Sino-American confrontation. 

The fact is that the CCP lied about the pandemic by minimizing the threat, punishing people who spoke the truth, deliberately concealing information, delaying public announcements, denying a timely investigation by the World Health Organization, and refusing experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) entry to the country. As a result, the CCP allowed the virus to spread first within China and then throughout the world. Its outrageous actions are a crime against the health and wellbeing of China’s and the world’s population as well as of their economic livelihood. Now the United States, like so many other countries, has to spend tens of billions—maybe even trillions—of dollars to avoid the financial disaster caused by the CCP recklessness. This has significantly weakened U.S. strength and resources that could have been used to advance American prosperity.

It is horrible, fantastic, and incredible that the world’s population has to take significant steps to protect people from the virus due to the deceit, malpractice, and misgovernment of the CCP. The rest of the world must suffer due to the CCP’s perverse and rotten regime.

China has launched a premeditated global propaganda campaign to blame the United States for this pandemic while projecting an image of China’s global leadership in fighting successfully to control the situation and bought the world more time to prepare for it. Zhao Lijian, spokesman of the CCP Foreign Ministry fabricated a blunt lie when he said that the “U.S. army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan.” Many Chinese top diplomats around the world re-tweeted this lie.

Chinese officials have announced that China will use this crisis to catalyze a “Silk Road” of health care.  The significance lies in that it shows the Sino-American confrontation is all azimuths—economic, diplomatic, technological, military, and global opinion. 

The Xi Jinping regime applies this strategy with multifaceted objectives: By blaming the United States, Xi can shift the Chinese people’s focus on fabricated external threats, stimulate ultra-nationalism against America in order to cover up his own mismanagement and missteps in this pandemic crisis.

As part of covering up and countermeasures, China last month expelled three Wall Street Journal reporters for the paper’s report about the Chinese virus and pandemic it created.

[It is] a page out of the Soviet’s or Mao’s Cold War playbook, but reveals that China aggressively shapes a narrative and rewards supportive news outlets. Equally, the disinformation campaign launched by the CCP which accused the U.S. military of starting the pandemic in the pantheon of lies may only be rival by the KGB’s lie that the AIDS pandemic was started by the United States.

Thus far, the United States has been too passive in response to China’s actions,…Bolder action is needed and warranted given the extent of this conflict.  This includes a vigorous counter-disinformation campaign to fault China’s government for allowing the pandemic to spread unhindered for months.  Not only is it culpable for the spread but its people have tried to blame the United States.  This is an outrageous lie and all countries should call out China on this deceit.  Alarmingly for U.S. interests, China has projected itself as the world’s savior from the Wuhan virus,… 

The United States must act to aid the world in identifying these lies.  Yet, more significantly, the United States must convey to other countries the perverse nature of Xi Jinping’s regime. The coronavirus is the product of an equally virulent and pernicious Chinese regime and a perfect metaphor for the nature of Xi’s rule.  U.S. leadership and population need to realize that the country is under attack from a regime that allowed a pandemic to occur. 

Additionally, the United States must continue to pressure China providing critical information about the origin and prevalence of the Chinese virus, including the true death toll, and to allow access of CDC doctors into the epicenter to investigate. The U.S. government should work with America’s allies and the United Nation to investigate who is responsible for the spread and mismanagement of the pandemic. In particular, WHO’s Tedros Adhanom should be investigated and held accountable for colluding with China and allowing the pandemic spread.  At the same time, the United States should consider legal actions against the parties responsible for the disaster, and seek appropriate compensations for the damage it has done to the United States and its people based on the final investigation report. 

The United States must support China’s healthcare whistleblowers, citizen journalists, and activists who are persecuted for speaking the truth. It must systematically expose the humanitarian crises and human-rights abuses before, during and after the pandemic, such as the continued imprisonment of over a million Uighur and Kazakh men in concentration camps, oppression of the Muslim minority in Xinjiang, and the suppression of religious and political freedom in China.  Indeed, the CCP is using the pandemic to increase its monitoring and control over the population. 

…the United States should seriously rethink its global supply chain and take immediate action to de-couple from China to reduce its dependence on China’s economy. The United States should use this opportunity to work with U.S. allies and free trade partners to create a new global supply chain, leveraging the U.S. market to weaken the Chinese regime while helping itself and its allies to prosper. This could eventually defeat Communist China’s dictatorial plan for the world.

Authors of the article

Bradley A. Thayer is a professor of Political Science at the University of Texas San Antonio and is the co-author of ”How China Sees the World: Han-Centrism and the Balance of Power in International Politics”. 

Lianchao Han is vice president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China. After the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, Dr. Han was one of the founders of the Independent Federation of Chinese Students and Scholars. He worked in the U.S. Senate for twelve years, as legislative counsel and policy director for three Senators.

Comment: The authors of the National Interest article are rightly calling for American decoupling from China to stop the dependence on Chinese economy. A “new global supply chain” is needed and the United States ought to work with allies and free trade partners on this.

REPUBLICAN SENATOR MARCO RUBIO, FLORIDA, BLASTS CHINA FOR HIDING KEY INFORMATION ON WUHAN PANDEMIC

March 25, 2020

Fox News on March 23, 2020, reported on Senator Rubio blaming China for hiding key information on the Whuhan coronavirus pandemic. Excerpts below:

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called out Chinese government leaders on March 22, 2020, blaming them for the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic due to hiding key information early on and pressuring other countries into not taking action.

… rather than taking appropriate steps to alert the world that there was a problem, they did the opposite.

“The way you respond to something like that, in a global event of that magnitude is you immediately declare it to the world, you bring in all of the experts, and you start working and you try to contain it to the place where it starts,” Rubio said.

Rubio accused the Chinese government of hiding information from researchers and not letting anyone know that they had evidence of human-to-human transfer until late December of 2019.
“We could have been four to six weeks ahead of this had they been more transparent.”

“I can tell you it has made it much harder by the fact that not only did the Chinese not disclose it, they bullied a bunch of countries into not cutting off flights,” Rubio said. “These cases got into other countries as well because they didn’t do what President Trump did here.”

CONGRESSMAN LOU GOHMERT (R) ON THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

December 19, 2019

Fox News on December 19, 2019, reported that Congressman Lou Gohmert (TX) said that the impeachment of President Trump was a travesty and outrage. See excerpt below:

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX) spoke against the Articles of Impeachment on the House floor before the historic vote. He passionately stated, “It’s lowered even farther — the bar. It will be used for political battles and this country’s end is now in sight, and I hope I don’t live to see it. This is an outrage.”

SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM (R) ON DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE

December 19, 2019

Fox News on December 19, 2019, reported on Senator Lindsey Graham’s reaction to the impeachment vote in the House. See an excerpt below:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the impeachment of President Trump is proof that a left-wing “mob” has taken over the House of Representatives.

Graham told “Hannity” that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., claimed earlier this year that impeachment should be thoughtful and “bipartisan.”

“What happened between March and now?” he asked. “What happened [is] the mob took over the House. The mob is running the Democratic Party. If she did not move to impeach this president, she would not be Speaker.”

MAIN PRINCIPLES OF MACHIAVELLISM

December 15, 2019

1. It is an objective science of politics comparable to other empirical sciences. Such a science is neutral with respect to any practical political goal.

2. The primary subject matter of political science (science of politics) is the struggle for power in its diverse, open and concealed forms.

3. Men’s words cannot be taken a face value. Words, programs, declarations, constitutions, laws, theories, philosophies must be related to the whole complex of social facts in order
to understand their real political and historical meaning.

4. Logical and rational action plays a relatively minor part in political and social change. Instinct, impulse and interest is the usual social rule.

5. Social division must be recognized to understand the social process. That is the one between the ruling class and the ruled, between the elite and the non-elite.

6. Science of politics is above all the study of the elite, its composition, its structure, and its mode of relation to the non-elite.

7. The primary objects of every elite is to maintain its own power and privilege.

8. The rule of the elite is based on force and fraud. Force may be hidden or only threatened. Fraud may not entail conscious deception.

9. Social structure as a whole is integrated and sustained by a political formula. It is usually correlated with a generally accepted religion, ideology or myth.

10. The rule of an elite will coincide now more, now less with the interests of the non-elite. There are real and significant differences however in social structures of the ruled.

Source: James Burnham (”The Machiavellians : Defenders of Freedom – A Defense of Political Truth Against Wishful Thinking”, 1943).

MAJOR POLITICAL ELITE SHIFT IN SWEDEN UNDER WAY

November 29, 2019

Geopolitical Intelligence Services in Liechtenstein reports that opinion polls in Sweden indicate that a major political change looms on the horizon. Excerpts below:

Cooperation between the Social Democrats and labor unions no longer cements the country’s political scene.

Conservative Sweden Democrats have enough strength to act as kingmaker between the left and the right.

Unions have contributed substantial campaign funds and mobilized members to canvass in elections.

Comment: The main question is if the center right and conservative parties will manage to oust the leftist government before the elections in 2022. Important is also if the present political elite ruling since World War 2 can be replaced by a new elite. This new elite should contain more representation from Swedish industry as it is important to involve business more in politics.

As for the cultural elite the left is in full control in Sweden. Swedish center right think tanks would be wise offering strategic and tactical advise how to replace the present politically correct cultural elite.

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO: DEMOCRATS RUN A ”KANGAROO COURT”

October 22, 2019

Newsmax on October 20, 2019 reported on a TV-interview by Mike Pompeo on the unconstitutional impeachment proceedings in Congress. Excerpts below:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo…accused House Intelligence head Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., of running a “kangaroo court” in the chamber’s impeachment inquiry.

[the process] has been unfair to the n-th degree,” he said, adding: “We’re not able to protect the State Department… the United States of America…. Adam Schiff ought to be embarrassed by the kangaroo court he’s running.”

Pompeo also pushed back on charges of low morale among his foreign service team.

“I see these stories about morale being low,” he said. “I see things precisely the opposite. I see motivated officers. I’ve watched them perform in Syria this week, perform in difficult situations during my year and a half as Secretary of State. I’m incredibly proud of the work they’ve done and I will always defend them when it’s appropriate.”

Comment: The desperate Democrats have since at least 2015 been attempting to undo the result of the U.S. 2016 election. Multiple investigations of Democrats in the American bureaucracy are ongoing and could result in indictments of possible suspects. The ”kangaroo court” is unfair and illegitimate.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS: CENSURE RESOLUTION AGAINST ADAM SCHIFF

October 9, 2019

Washington Times on October 2, 2019, reported that GOP House Minority Leader had signed a resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. Excerpts below:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on October 2, 2019, that he had signed a resolution to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff.

“Chairman Adam Schiff has been lying to the American people for years. Now he is so desperate to damage the president he literally made up a false version of a phone call,” Mr. McCarthy, a California Republican, said in a tweet.

The measure to censure Mr. Schiff, a California Democrat, was introduced by last week by Rep. Andy Biggs, the incoming chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.

Mr. Biggs, an Arizona Republican, introduced the measure after Mr. Schiff misrepresented the phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky…

Mr. Trump did not ask Mr. Zelensky to make up dirt on his political rival, according to a transcript of the phone call released last week by the White House.

The measure alleges Mr. Schiff “misled the American people” and made “a mockery of the impeachment process” with “egregiously false and fabricated retelling.”

Mr. Biggs said members of the intelligence committee have lost faith in the chairman’s ability to lead the panel.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Trump called Mr. Schiff “sick” and said the congressman should resign over misrepresenting the phone conversation.

FIGHT FOR FREEDOM. STAND WITH HONGKONG

October 7, 2019

It could be Hongkong today and the world tomorrow.

freedomhongkong.org is an initiative by Hongkong freedom fighters to launch various advertisment campaigns in support of the Hongkong freedom struggle starting from the 2019 G20 Osaka summit in June.

The demands of Freedom Hongkong are:

1. Complete withdrawal of the extradition bill;
2. Retraction of the characterisation of any anti-extradition protest as a riot;
3. Amnesty of all protesters in relation to the anti-extradition protests;
4. Establishment of an independent commission of inquiry to inquire into alleged police brutality; and
5. Immediate implementation of dual universal suffrage for Legislative Council and Chief Executive elections.

These are modest demands in light of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) tearing apart of Hongkong.

In spite of the existing treaty Beijing is de facto running the city. CCP has for years been infiltrating the political and business sectors of Hongkong. This and other forms of subversion have undermined institutions and eroded Hongkonger’s freedom.

Watch Freedom Hongkong’s advertisments on You Tube and follow freedomhongkong.org on the web.