Too Bad, So Sad

2020 July 29
by drdog09

I’m talking about conflict with China.

Over the past several months we’ve witnessed a minor trade dispute between the United States and China escalating into a major diplomatic conflict, and now, into full-blow Cold War.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left no doubt about this when he essentially declared cold war against China’s communist party in a speech late last week:

“If we bend the knee now, our children’s children may be at the mercy of the Chinese Communist Party, whose actions are the primary challenge today in the free world.

General Secretary Xi is not destined to tyrannize inside and outside of China forever, unless we allow it.

Richard Nixon was right when he wrote in 1967 that ‘the world cannot be safe until China changes.’Now it’s up to us to heed his words.

Today the danger is clear. And today the awakening is happening.

Today the free world must respond. We can never go back to the past.”

It’s pretty incredible how China has already managed to get most of the world to bend to its will.

There are so many examples of this; major US airlines like Delta and American, have scrubbed references to “Taiwan” on their websites so as not to offend the Chinese communist party.

Hollywood, despite constantly thrusting its woke social justice politics in everyone’s faces, refuses to utter the slightest criticism of China, simply so they can squeeze out more box office revenue there.

And the National Basketball Association squashed an executive for Tweeting support to Hong Kong protesters last year.

Even the league’s biggest and most outspoken star, Lebron James, meekishly told reporters that China has “a complicated issue with racial, socioeconomic and geopolitical layers” and that he saw “little upside in speaking up” against the Chinese communist party.

Comparing sports team owners to ‘slave owners’ is perfectly fine. But don’t say anything bad about China!

In addition to Pompeo’s speech, the US-China conflict escalated last week when the US government ordered the Chinese to close its consulate in Houston, Texas.

The Chinese government retaliated by closing a US consulate in China.

This is after months of sanctions, asset seizures, tariffs, arrests, expelling of foreign journalists, and plenty of tension about the Coronavirus.

I know there’s a lot of fear that an actual shooting war will break out between the US and China. And that is a possibility.

I’m probably biased as a West Point graduate, but I’m convinced that the US Marine Corps and Army Rangers are the most proficient fighting forces in the world.

But the reality is that China has a bigger army. It’s better equipped with newer, better technology. Its tanks are superior, and it has more of them.

China has also been investing heavily in its Navy and Air Force; it already has more ships than the US Navy, and it has also rolled out a fifth-generation fighter jet, the J-20, to compete head-to-head against the US military’s F-22 and F-35.

But that’s just conventional warfare. The next war will be highly unconventional… and the Chinese are dominant in “system destruction warfare”.

They could take down the US power grid, hack multiple defense and intelligence networks, and remotely disrupt key US command and control elements, before a single shot was fired.

This is not my assessment; the Pentagon has been wargaming conflict between the US and China for years. And in the words of one researcher who has participated in these scenarios, the US “gets its ass handed to it.”

Source

Sounds all scary right? Yes there have been Rand studies war gaming outcomes and the ole USofA rarely comes out on top. What the author forgot to mention that is a Russia-China v USA match up. Not one on one. The other objective. The US is doubtful to attempt an invasion of mainland China. Like Russia the place is too dang big. No, our loss would be if we were unable to prevent an invasion of Taiwan.

But there is more to this story that the pitch that the author has made in this piece.

First. Have any of you been following the Three Gorges dam situation? Sat photos show that the dam has already shifted. Second due to the unusual 100yr flood conditions the dam has to release maximum flow rate out of the surrounding lake. That has at a minimum caused flooding in 4 major cities. It is possible that some 80m Chinese maybe affected. If the dam breaks every city along the Yangtze maybe wiped out. A third of the population homeless and lacking basic foodstuffs. Think famine, its in the cards if the dam goes.

Second. In concert with the dam situation, some twenty provinces in China have been devastated. These are the key crop growing regions in China. Even if the regions dried up tomorrow there is insufficient time to get a crop in in time. The Chinese State will have to go large with massive Ag imports from around the world. That includes the US.

The Chinese have for the past year already been facing massive increases in pork prices, the staple protein source for the populace. Now chicken and duck will be in short supply due to the weather conditions. Oh and there was the locust problem but the flooding has probably tamped that down.

Third. Where is Xi? There are several rumors floating around on the ’Net that Xi is now in a power struggle to maintain control of the CCP. The first two combinations have put him in the cross hairs. Unless that is relief in some form, Xi may not be the Primer of the country by the end of the year.

The Chinese have assembled a sizable force that would have to be reckoned with, maybe. But I suspect their internal problems loom larger right now and there is the outside chance that there maybe in fact a civil rebellion brewing with the country. If that occurs we won’t have to worry about China for a while. They would face a massive clean up in Aisle 6 that could take 20 years to rectify.

26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 July 29 4:35 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Another way the Communist Chinese are working to influence the US and the rest of the free world is through indoctrination in colleges and even high schools. In addition to using America’s universities to steal technological secrets the Chinese have established Confucius Institute chapters at over 100 universities and even some high schools.

    The Confucius Institute is controlled by the Chinese Communist government. Their goal is not only to promote Chinese language and culture but also to control the dialogue and spread propaganda favorable the Chinese Communist government.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/16/how-china-infiltrated-us-classrooms-216327

  2. 2020 July 29 5:53 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Way OT: A DIY civilian legal Panzerfaust (sans head charge) — https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/07/28/form-1-diy-panzerfaust/ — The deer better watch out.

  3. 2020 July 29 5:59 am
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    justrand permalink

    “Reclaiming my time”

    Ask a question, and then IMMEDIATELY reclaim your time. Then claim that Barr was interrupting THEM. Oh, and the media declared that the poor Democrats had no choice…because Barr was “filibustering’. Watch the video. The orchestration by the Democrats was “impressive”…in a Soviet Union kind of way.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/07/reclaiming-their-time.php

  4. 2020 July 29 7:37 am
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    bc3b permalink

    This ties in with several recent BJG threads:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/dont_lecture_me.html

  5. 2020 July 29 7:40 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #3 –

    Yet the media has a cow when President Trump fights back using the Democrats’ tactics.

  6. 2020 July 29 7:49 am
    [6]

    Jerry nadless is a slimey little slut,
    Reminds one of jabba the hut,
    Hasn’t seen his pecker since elected to the house,
    To piss,he must tie a string to that little field mouse,
    Hid aides draw straws to see who must wipe his butt.

  7. 2020 July 29 8:32 am
    [8]
    justrand permalink

    well done, IP! as usual

  8. 2020 July 29 9:36 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Chicago Deputy Police Chief Dead in Apparent Suicide — Less Than 2 Weeks After Big Promotion”
    –THE LIBERTY DAILY

    The perfect murder is when authorities think the vic offed himself. Just sayin’.

  9. 2020 July 29 10:32 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    9, yeah, I was wondering if he was killed … or if the promo was “irregular” and he knew it would get revealed.

    On topic:

  10. 2020 July 29 11:18 am
    [11]
    JimNorCal permalink

    OR Gov Kate Brown says federal officers will leave Portland. Feds don’t agree.
    https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2020/07/29/retreat-did-the-feds-strike-a-deal-to-evacuate-from-violent-portland-n726973

  11. 2020 July 29 12:08 pm
    [12]
    JimNorCal permalink

    (disclosure: Babylon Bee)

    Biden Selects Aunt Jemima As Running Mate

    “She’s a clean, articulate woman of color, she’s a self-made businesswoman, and she’s a great listener,” Biden said as he unveiled his pick for vice president. “We were looking at two criteria for my VP: her race and her gender, and Jemima nailed both qualifications.”

  12. 2020 July 29 12:40 pm
    [13]
    bc3b permalink

  13. 2020 July 29 12:57 pm
    [14]
    bc3b permalink

    Which is worse for St. Louis – 12 coronavirus deaths of 47 homicides in July?

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/07/perspective-st-louis-12-coronavirus-deaths-july-47-homicides-july/

  14. 2020 July 29 1:20 pm
    [15]
    Eph permalink

    13 BC,

    Did you scroll down to the bottom of that piece.??

    Ouch!!

  15. 2020 July 29 2:39 pm
    [16]
    drdog09 permalink

    14,

    Dims are slipping I would have figured by now all 47 homicides would be classed as CoVid related deaths. Its a twofer, 0 homicides, 59 CoVid deaths. What could be better, and hospital gets a bit more money!

  16. 2020 July 29 2:43 pm
    [17]
    drdog09 permalink

    As seen on the Internet….

    Biggest
    Idiot
    Dems
    Ever
    Nominated

  17. 2020 July 29 3:13 pm
    [18]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Teachers Union wants no policing on campuses at all though.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/after-ending-police-contract-minneapolis-schools-quietly-post-job-listings-for-security-guards_3441630.html
    After Ending Police Contract, Minneapolis Schools Quietly Post Job Listings for Security Guards

  18. 2020 July 29 3:31 pm
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    justrand permalink

    The masses of ignorant Karens march on! They don’t know $hit, they’re offended by EVERYTHING, and they are soooo “Virtuous”!!

    The article calls it “Confederate Confusion”…it is obviously just UTTER IGNORANCE!

    https://www.wilx.com/2020/07/28/norwegian-flag-removed-from-saint-johns-bed-and-breakfast-over-confederate-flag-confusion/

  19. 2020 July 29 4:08 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    19,

    Its actually the product of a school system that no longer teaches world history, civics, etc. Amazing.

    Implementing 1984 is easier than even Orwell thought it would be.

  20. 2020 July 29 5:10 pm
    [21]
    drdog09 permalink

    Portland folds, Gov to send in state troopers as Feds withdraw as part of deal — https://www.opb.org/article/2020/07/29/oregon-portland-deal-announced-federal-officers-phased-removal/

  21. 2020 July 29 5:42 pm
    [22]
    justrand permalink

    Fu@k Portland…I actually hope the whole place burns to the ground. Seattle too.

  22. 2020 July 29 6:16 pm
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    It is possible that some 80m Chinese maybe affected. If the dam breaks every city along the Yangtze maybe wiped out. A third of the population homeless and lacking basic foodstuffs. Think famine, its in the cards if the dam goes.

    Other than the embarrassment it’s a net long term positive for them, less mouths to feed in the end of it all. If not for the embarrassment I’d actually wonder if it wasn’t smart for them long term to blow up the damn themselves and call it natural disaster.

    “The Chinese have for the past year already been facing massive increases in pork prices, the staple protein source for the populace. Now chicken and duck will be in short supply due to the weather conditions. Oh and there was the locust problem but the flooding has probably tamped that down.”

    All true, it’s why they got 260 ship strong fleet fishing off equator eez pillaging the Galapagos area, and it’s not the only protein fleet they have out there either.

    ” No, our loss would be if we were unable to prevent an invasion of Taiwan.”

    Which we cant, at present, not even remotely if they went all-in.

    10 – Good one.

  23. 2020 July 29 6:50 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    22, I don’t know JR, why not tell us how you really feel?

  24. 2020 July 29 8:36 pm
    [25]

    Just what we need, 80 million chink refugees.

  25. 2020 July 29 10:12 pm
    [26]
    JimNorCal permalink

    25, although, if we traded the inhabitants of Portland and Seattle for the people in Hong Kong, we might do pretty well out of it….

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