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The U.S. is at War With China and Peter Navarro Plans to do Something About it

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Question of the day.  – Why hasn’t President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to force the New York Times and Washington Post to convert their facilities to produce toilet paper? It would be a very minimal conversion process.

“Never again…” – Peter Navarro, the director of trade and manufacturing policy, national Defense Production Act policy coordinator and just general all-around White House badass, made a statement at Thursday’s Coronavirus Task Force briefing that didn’t get a lot of attention from our clueless, corrupt news media. But it should have, because Peter Navarro doesn’t just say stuff to hear himself talk.

Here’s what he said, as quoted by the Washington Examiner:

“One of the things that this crisis has taught us is that we are dangerously overdependent on a global supply chain. For our medicines like penicillin, our medical supplies, masks, and our medical equipment like ventilators.

“Never again should we rely on the rest of the world for our essential medicines and countermeasures.”

The Food and Drug Administration, Navarro said, would have to greenlight medical manufacturing so that the U.S. can “leapfrog” other countries, “so we don’t have to compete against cheap sweatshop labor, lax environmental regulations, different tax regimes, and massive subsidies of foreign governments.”

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Navarro’s pointed comments were a clear signal to the communist Chinese government and the rest of the world that the Trump Administration will be taking aggressive steps going forward to further de-link the U.S. economy from the Red Dragon with which Trump’s four predecessors worked so hard to entangle it. The clear significance of this flies right over the heads of our corrupt national news media because it does not fit neatly into their coordinated narrative with the Democrat Party.

The same was true of the incredible significance of Wednesday’s Task Force update, when President Trump brought in pretty much the nation’s entire senior military leadership to roll out the Administration’s plan to deploy U.S. military resources in fighting the war against drug imports into the United States from Mexico and South American destinations.

The few media outlets that bothered to file reports on this bit of news – CNN was too busy focusing on Fredo Cuomo’s imaginary fight against coronavirus, which is nothing more than a pathetic publicity stunt – characterized it as a fight against the “drug cartels.”

Here’s how the buffoons at the Associated Press led their story:

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás Maduro.

The president’s announcement was a break from the daily White House press briefing to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, which has left much of the country in lock-down and which the government warns could cause 100,000 to 240,000 deaths.

The mission involves sending additional Navy warships, surveillance aircraft and special forces teams to nearly double the U.S. counter-narcotics capacity in the Western Hemisphere, with forces operating both in the Caribbean and eastern Pacific. Esper said the mission would be supported by 22 partner nations.

“As governments and nations focus on the coronavirus there is a growing threat that cartels, criminals, terrorists and other malign actors will try to exploit the situation for their own gain,” said Trump. “We must not let that happen.”

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So, it’s just another beefing-up in the fight against those nasty Latin-American cartels. Yawn. Nothing to see here – move along to Adam Schiff trying to mount another impeachment effort in the middle of a national crisis. That’s more fun, and fits our narrative of the day.

Look, what’s the major problem with imported drugs killing Americans today? If you said illegal imports of fentanyl, you win the prize. And while these drug cartels do serve as the conduit for most of that fentanyl, where does most of the supply of it originate?

Oh. That would be China. See, illegal drugs have a long supply chain just like the legal drugs. The Administration obviously has information that China is planning to coordinate with its allies in Latin America to ramp up the illegal drug trade and further weaken the U.S. during this time of crisis.

Folks, we are at war with China, and have been for quite some time. It was just a year ago that U.S. agents interdicted an illegal shipment of enough Chinese fentanyl to kill 57 million Americans. That was just one of many similar busts that have been made in recent years. The ChiCom government does pretty much nothing to stop these illegal shipments which have already addicted and/or killed millions of Americans, yet our major corporations just continue to ramp up their business entanglements with that country. Students of history will know that many, many major U.S. corporations in the 1930s had similar entanglements with Nazi Germany before World War II ended all of that.

Now we have an increasing body of evidence that the Wuhan Virus not only originated in China, but that the ChiCom government and World Health Organization coordinated with one another in a cover up while it was spread across the globe during November through January. That virus has already killed more than 5,000 Americans and promises to kill many thousands more.

When Mr. Navarro says, “Never again should we rely on the rest of the world for our essential medicines and countermeasures,” what he really means is that we should never again rely on China.

Again, your corrupt news media is too dimwitted to figure that out and report it accurately. Thus, expect them to all be shocked and surprised when the Trump Administration starts taking major actions to force the disentanglement of the U.S. economy from China’s in the coming months.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Patience is the Key to Supporting President Trump’s China Policies

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Funny how this all works. – The key for being a fan of President Donald Trump’s approach to dealing with China is simple: Stay calm and wait a few days for things to work out before judging any action he takes.

If you’re panic-prone, things looked fairly bleak last Friday. The stock market had a terrible day, with the Dow dropping 600+ points after China announced a new round of tariffs on more American goods. Seemingly making matters worse (at least if you’re panic-prone), the President responded by announcing on Twitter that he would respond to China’s latest provocation by placing new tariffs on Chinese goods and raising already-existing tariffs. Raising the stakes even higher, Mr. Trump also called out China and its President Xi Jinping, for continuing to smuggle deadly fentanyl into the United States, promising harsh consequences if things did not change.

Yikes.

If you obsess over the market futures and other market minutiae, things still looked bad when you went to bed Sunday night, with Dow futures down more than 200 points and falling. Then you got up this morning, turned on CNBC or Fox Business and, presto change-o, the Dow futures were up 170! So what happened while you were sleeping to cause such a major shift in the outlook for Monday?

Well, the first thing was the announcement by President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of a big, shiny new trade deal between our two countries. Next you had Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussing the progress of negotiations on a major new trade deal between those two longtime trading partners. Combine those with the new deal with South Korea, the USMCA and ongoing trade negotiations with major trading partners like Brazil and India, and the markets were reminded China is far from the only game in town where the Trump trade agenda is concerned.

What is taking place here is a global resetting of international trade, a 50-years-late ending of the post-WWII Marshall Plan, a plan in which the United States agreed to take it on the chin where international trade was concerned in order to help rebuild the economies of all the countries, like Germany and China and Japan, which had attempted to destroy the free world just a few years earlier.

The original thought process behind the Marshall Plan was that it would remain in effect for about 25 years at most. Here we are 74 years later, and we finally have a President in place who has the intestinal fortitude and negotiating skills necessary to start the Great Unwinding.

Then there’s the ongoing issue of Chinese government-sanctioned smuggling of fentanyl, the greatest deadly drug epidemic of modern times. Late yesterday evening, Mexican officials announced they had seized a Chinese shipment containing 25.75 TONS of fentanyl, a drug that can be lethal with the consumption of just a few grams. The shipment originated in Shanghai, and was headed for Culiacán, Sinaloa, headquarters for the Sinaloa Cartel, whose target market is the United States of America.

Folks, that amount of fentanyl is enough to kill every man, woman, child, dog, cat, and Baltimore rat in the United States many, many times over. That shipment is about as close to an act of outright war any country can commit against another without firing a shot or flying a jet into a skyscraper.

Funny thing: Just a couple of hours after that seizure of Chinese fentanyl was made public, the Chinese government called President Trump and then publicly announced that it was ready to re-start trade negotiations in earnest.

Wow, what a coincidence, huh?

Now, very little of this will make its way into the pages of the New York Times or the air time of CNN or MSNBC or any of the three broadcast networks, all of whom roundly ridiculed President Trump for his “rash” remarks last Friday. But here we sit, just three days later, and he has been proved 100% right and fully justified, yet again, by subsequent events.

It is amazing how consistently this phenomenon happens. Why, it’s almost as if the President of the United States knows things that our fake news media is not privy to. Go figure.

Mark Penn, who is a very smart guy in most ways, has a piece in The Hill this morning in which he correctly notes that the President should keep pushing China but then incorrectly advises him to stay off of Twitter. Penn of course wrote this in a panic over the President’s Friday tweets.  Had he waited just half a day longer, he’d have probably noticed that everything Mr. Trump tweeted on Friday had by Monday been borne out and supported by subsequent events.

So, next time you see President Trump tweet out something that seems outrageous or non-reflective of reality as you know it at that moment in time, wait a few days and see how your reality changes before you react negatively to it.

You’ll be glad you did.

That is all.

 

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time. 

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