By Greg Holt
“This is a huge victory for the U.S., so of course you will not see this important news in the national media, as they are laser focused on Trump impeachment.” (True Conservative Pundit)
Lets go back in history a little bit shall we? In an excellent article by Kelleigh Nelson: China’s Ominous 40 Year Plan To Dominate The World, Kelleigh explains what is really going on with China’s purchase of the rights to control our second largest port:
“China is urging its companies to invest in infrastructure overseas as part of Beijing’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative to improve global trade links. It consists of two parts: The ‘Belt,’ which recreates an old Silk Road land route, and the ‘Road,’ which is not actually a road, but a route through various oceans. It is a development strategy adopted by the Red Chinese government involving infrastructure development and investments in countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. In a 2017 speech, China President Xi Jinping said, ‘It was time for his nation to transform itself into ‘a mighty force’ that could lead the entire world on political, economic, military and environmental issues.’
The planned completion date is 2049.”
Now lets stop and think about this for a moment. China is buying up the rights all across the entire world, not just in the U.S., for seaports. What do you suppose the economic implications of this are? Even more to the point here, what are the military implications? If China controls ports of entry all over the world, including inside the U.S. – well, you can see the power and control this would give the Chinese. What if a war started between the U.S. and China, with China owning control of one of our ports, or even simple hostilities, like the current trade deal or lack thereof has caused?
Chinese control of the so-called Silk Road would grant China enormous power.
Keep in mind that these ports move a very high volume of containers. What is to say that China does not (or already has) concealed useful military gear in some of these containers? China routinely rips off U.S. technology, seemingly at will; it would not be beyond their means to “import” some military devices without the U.S. knowing. One cannot watch and track everything, it does not matter how good you are, it simply cannot be done.
Fast-forward to the present – President Trump understands the only too serious implications here, the very real dangers involved in Chinese control of a major U.S. port of entry. Therefore, our president has done something about it. It needs to be noted here that Trump’s actions here (as well as elsewhere) are the reason why so many people hate him. Trump is not one to turn his back on situations that are bad for America and that need to be rectified. No Trump will dive in and get the ball rolling to make the necessary changes instead of following the status quo, or shall I say the directives of the Deep State – like every other president before has done.
But I digress, Trump saw the reality of the situation, meaning that he saw that Chinese control of the Port of Long Beach has (had) disastrous consequences for the U.S.
“It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long Beach in southern California and Hong Kong. The Obama administration proudly signed the agreement in 2012 giving China control of America’s second-largest container port behind the nearby Port of Los Angeles. One of the Trump administration’s first big moves was to get the Communists out of the Port of Long Beach. After a national security review and federal intervention, the Long Beach terminal business, which handles millions of containers annually, is finally being sold to an Australian company called Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. That essentially kills China’s decades-long contract with the Obama administration.
The deal never should have been signed in the first place considering the facility’s size, significance and the national security issues associated with a hostile foreign government controlling it.”
This is a huge victory for the U.S., so of course you will not see this important news in the national media, as they are laser focused on Trump impeachment.
Communist China has no business being in charge of anything in the U.S. What fool would consider handing over control of a sensitive port of entry to China? Answer: the same fool that handed over billions to attempt to bribe the Iranians via the disastrous Iran Nuke Deal.
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