RED China’s One World One Dream Franchise Expands to Kazakhstan

The Blueprint for RED China’s One World One Dream:

Authoritarian Regimes Will Intercept All Internet Traffic Inside Their Countries.

Kazakhstan government is now intercepting all HTTPS traffic.

Kazakh government first wanted to intercept all HTTPS traffic way back in 2016, but they backed off after several lawsuits.

By Catalin Cimanu for Zero Day

July 18, 2019

 

Starting Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the Kazakhstan government has started intercepting all HTTPS internet traffic inside its borders.

Local internet service providers (ISPs) have been instructed by the local government to force their respective users into installing a government-issued certificate on all devices, and in every browser.

The certificate, once installed, will allow local government agencies to decrypt users’ HTTPS traffic, look at its content, encrypt it again with their certificate, and send it to its destination.

Kazakh users trying to access the internet since yesterday have been redirected to web pages that contained instructions on how to install the government’s root certificate in their respective browsers, may it be a desktop or mobile device.

For example, this is the page shown by local ISP Kcell, and this is another one that Beeline is showing to its customers.

KAZAKHSTAN GOVERNMENT SAYS IT’S FOR THE BEST

Local ISPs started forcing their customers into installing the government’s root certificate yesterday, following an official government announcement.

In a statement posted on its website, the Kazakh Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace said only internet users in Kazakhstan’s capital of Nur-Sultan will have to install the certificate; however, users from all across the country reported being blocked from accessing the internet until they installed the government’s certificate. Some users also received SMS messages on their smartphones about having to install the certificates, according to local media.

Ministry officials said the measure was “aimed at enhancing the protection of citizens, government bodies and private companies from hacker attacks, Internet fraudsters and other types of cyber threats.”

GOVERNMENT PREVIOUSLY FAILED IN 2015

The Kazakh government first tried to have all its citizens install a root certificate in December 2015. At the time, it ruled that all Kazakh user had to install their root certificate by January 1, 2016.

Local ISPs started forcing their customers into installing the government’s root certificate yesterday, following an official government announcement.

In a statement posted on its website, the Kazakh Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace said only internet users in Kazakhstan’s capital of Nur-Sultan will have to install the certificate; however, users from all across the country reported being blocked from accessing the internet until they installed the government’s certificate. Some users also received SMS messages on their smartphones about having to install the certificates, according to local media.

Ministry officials said the measure was “aimed at enhancing the protection of citizens, government bodies and private companies from hacker attacks, Internet fraudsters and other types of cyber threats.”

GOVERNMENT PREVIOUSLY FAILED IN 2015

The Kazakh government first tried to have all its citizens install a root certificate in December 2015. At the time, it ruled that all Kazakh user had to install their root certificate by January 1, 2016.

The decision was never implemented because the local government was sued by several organizations, including ISPs, banks, and foreign governments, who feared this would weaken the security of all internet traffic (and adjacent business) originating from the country.

At the same time in December 2015, the Kazakh government also applied with Mozilla to have its root certificate included in Firefox by default, but Mozilla declined.

Currently, browser makers like Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla are discussing a plan of actionon how to deal with sites that have been (re-)encrypted by the Kazakh government’s root certificate. No decision has been reached, at the time of writing.

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GO RED CHINA! GO RED CHINA!

 

A Letter to President Trump Concerning RED China

 

Dear President Trump,

Over America’s exceptional history, successive generations have risen to the challenge of protecting and furthering our founding principles, and defeating existential threats to our liberties and those of our allies. Today, our generation is challenged to do the same by a virulent and increasingly dangerous threat to human freedoms – the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) through the nation it misrules:  the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The Chinese Communists’ stated ambitions are antithetical to America’s strategic interests, and the PRC is increasingly taking actions that imperil the United States and our allies. The past forty years during which America pursued an open policy of “engagement” with the PRC have contributed materially to the incremental erosion of U.S. national security.

This cannot be permitted to continue.

China is not as we wish it to be. In our political system, politics is the norm, and war is the exception. It is explicitly the opposite in the PRC’s worldview. Going forward, we must better understand and deal with this dangerous asymmetry.

We the undersigned, are encouraged by the broad and coherent strategy of robust, alternative policies you have adopted to confront the PRC’s campaign to undermine the national interests of the United States and its allies. We encourage you to stay the course on your path of countering Communist China.

We acknowledge and support your robust National Security Strategy that properly sets forth why the United States must counter the PRC. Opposing the advance of tyranny is fully in keeping with the founding principles of America and our rich heritage of defending freedom and liberty, both at home and, where necessary, abroad.

We note the PRC does not recognize the principles and rules of the existing international order, which under a Pax Americana has enabled the greatest period of peace and global prosperity in mankind’s history. The PRC rejects this order both ideologically and in practice. China’s rulers openly proclaim and insist on a new set of rules to which other nations must conform, such as their efforts to dominate the East and South China Seas and the so-called “Belt and Road Initiative,” with its debt-trap diplomacy, designed to extend such hegemony worldwide. The only persistently defining principle of the CCP is the sustainment and expansion of its power.

Over the past forty years of Sino-American relations, many American foreign policy experts did not accurately assess the PRC’s intentions or attributed the CCP’s reprehensible conduct to the difficulties of governing a country of 1.3 billion people. American policymakers were told time and again by these adherents of the China-engagement school that the PRC would become a “responsible stakeholder” once a sufficient level of economic modernization was achieved. This did not happen and cannot so long as the CCP rules China.

The PRC routinely and systematically suppresses religious freedom and free speech, including the imprisonment of over one million citizens in Xinjiang and the growing suppression of Hong Kong’s autonomy. The PRC also routinely violates its obligations, as it does with the World Trade Organization, freedom of navigation and the protection of coral reefs in the South China Sea. Beijing then demands that its own people and the rest of the world accept their false narratives and justifications, demands aptly termed as “Orwellian nonsense.”

The PRC is not and never has been a peaceful regime. It uses economic and military force – what it calls its “comprehensive national power” – to bully and intimidate others. The PRC threatens to wage war against a free and democratically led Taiwan.

It is expanding its reach around the globe, co-opting our allies and other nations with the promise of economic gain, often with authoritarian capitalism posing as free commerce, corrupt business practices that go-unchecked, state-controlled entities posing as objective academic, scientific or media institutions and trade and development deals that lack reciprocity, transparency and sustainability. The CCP corrupts everything it touches.

This expansionism is not random or ephemeral. It is manifestly the unfolding of the CCP’s grand strategy. The Party’s ambitions have been given many names, most recently the “China Dream,” the “great rejuvenation” of China, or the “Community of Common Destiny.” The “Dream” envisioned by the Communist Party is a nightmare for the Chinese people and the rest of the world.

We firmly support the Chinese people, the vast majority of whom want to live peaceful lives.

But we do not support the Communist government of China, nor its control by the dangerous Xi Jinping clique. We welcome the measures you have taken to confront Xi’s government and selectively to decouple the U.S. economy from China’s insidious efforts to weaken it. No amount of U.S. diplomatic, economic, or military “engagement” will disrupt the CCP’s grand strategy.

If there is any sure guide to diplomatic success, it is that when America leads—other nations follow. If history has taught us anything it is that clarity and commitment of leadership in addressing existential threats, like from the PRC, will be followed by our allies when policy prescriptions such as yours become a reality. The PRC’s immediate strategy is to delay, stall, and otherwise wait out your presidency. Every effort must be made therefore to institutionalize now the policies and capabilities that can rebalance our economic relations with China, strengthen our alliances with like-minded democracies and ultimately to defeat the PRC’s global ambitions to suppress freedom and liberty.

 

Stay the Course!

 

Author of Letter

James E. Fanell

Captain, USN (Ret)

Former Director of Intelligence & Information Operations U.S. Pacific Fleet

 

List of USA Signatures (Alphabetically)

Willard     Anderson

 

Clarence Anthony

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret)

 

Rod Azama

Director The Chancellor Group

 

Bob Baker

Former US Army Intelligence Analyst

 

Tim Beard

Rear Admiral, USN (Ret)

 

Michael Bender

Commander, USN (Ret)

 

Kenneth Benway

Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret)

U.S. Army Special Forces

 

Paul Berkowitz

Former Staff Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

 

Joseph Bosco

Retired Department of Defense

 

B.E. Bostwick Jr.

Senior Intelligence Officer, GS-15 (Ret) USPACOM

 

Christopher Brassard

President Ten Eyck Group

 

Robert Brodsky

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Nick Buck

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Naushard Cader

Board Member/Director

Center for War and Peace Studies

 

Roger Canfield

Author americong.com and VVFH.org

 

Kevin Carrico

Senior Lecturer

Monash University

 

Dennis Carroll

 

Gordon Chang

Writer

 

Edward Connelly

PhD Chinese, Australian National University

Independent Translator

 

David Connelly III

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Henry F. Cooper

Ambassador, former Chief Defense & Space Negotiator with the Soviet Union, SDI Director

 

Anders Corr

PhD, Publisher Journal of Political Risk

 

Demetrius Cox

Lieutenant Commander, USN (Ret)

U.S. Pacific Fleet Veteran Intelligence Officer

 

Michael Craven

 

Kenneth deGraffenreid

Former Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director of Intelligence Programs, Ronald Reagan National Security Council

 

Chuck DeVore

Lieutenant Colonel, USAR (Ret)

California State Assemblyman, 2004-2010; Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1986-1988

 

Markham Dossett

Commander, USNR (ret)

 

June Teufel-Dreyer

Professor of Political Science University of Miami

 

Ian Easton

Research Fellow Project 2049 Institute

 

Robert D. Eldridge

President

The Eldridge Think Tank

 

Richard Fisher

 

Art Furtney

Major, USMC, (Ret)

 

Frank J. Gaffney

Vice Chairman Committee on the Present Danger: China

 

Samantha Gay

 

Kerry K. Gershaneck

Professor & Senior Research Associate Thammasat University Faculty of Law (CPG)

 

Bill Gertz

Author “Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China’s Drive for Global Supremacy”

 

Paul Giarra

Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret)

 

Chadwick Gore

Former Staff Director House Foreign Affairs Europe, Eurasia, Emerging Threats subcommittee

 

James Grundvig

Freelance Investigative Journalist

 

Ilango Gurusamy

Owner, Freedom on Wheels LLC and Propellant Software

 

Lianchao Han

Vice-President Citizen Power Initiatives for China

 

Heath Hansen

Specialist, USA (Ret)

Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan

 

William Hawkins

President Hamilton Center for National Strategy

 

Donald Henry

Captain, USN, (Ret)

 

William C. Horn

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Bradley Johnson

President Americans for Intelligence Reform

 

Frank Kelly

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Miles Killoch

 

Roy Kirvan

PhD, U.S. Intelligence Community (Ret)

 

Ted Kresge

Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret)

Former Vice Commander U.S. Pacific Air Forces

 

Emil Levine

Captain, USNR, (Ret)

 

Steve Lewandowski

 

Ben Lowsen

China Strategist U.S. Air Force / Sawdey Solution Services, LLC

 

Holly Lynch

Democrat Candidate for NY’s 10th Congressional District

 

 

Tim Lyon

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Victor Mair

Professor University of Pennsylvania

 

Rod Martin

Founder & CEO The Martin Organization, Inc.

 

Tidal W. McCoy

Former Acting Secretary of the U.S. Air Force

 

Thomas G. McInerney

Lieutenant General, USAF (Ret)

Assistant Vice Chief of Staff U.S. Air Force

 

Randy McSmith

Master Chief Petty Officer, USN (Ret)

 

John Mengel

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Paul Midler

Author “What’s Wrong with China”

 

John Mills

Colonel, USAR (Ret)

Director (Ret) Cybersecuritry Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs

 

James Mishina

Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret)

U.S. Tax Payer

 

Wayne Morris

Colonel, USMC (Ret)

Numerous Military Veteran Associations

 

Steven Mosher

President Population Research Institute

 

Denis Muller

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret)

Merle Mulvaney

Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Ret)

Member, Red Star Rising

 

Charles “Chuck” Nash

Captain USN (Ret)

 

Jim Newman

Captain, USN (Ret)

JHU/APL

 

Grant Newsham

Colonel, USMCR (retired)

Visiting Scholar, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

 

 

Roscoe Nicholson II

International Consultant

 

Peter O’Brien

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Edward O’Dowd

PhD & Colonel, USA, (Ret)

 

Kyle Olbert

Director of Operations East Turkistan National Awakening Movement

 

Don Oliphant

President

DWO Enterprises

 

Robert Oster

Private Investor

 

Rebeca Page

Publisher

SD Metro Magazine

 

Robert Page

Chairman/CEO REP Publishing, Inc.

 

Russ Penniman

Rear Admiral, USN (Ret)

Former Reserve Deputy Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet

 

Lawrence Peter

Lieutenant Commander, USN (Ret)

 

Peter Pry

Dr. & Director EMP Task Force

 

Robert Rector

 

Eric Reddig

U.S. Navy Veteran

 

J.R. Reddig

Captain, USN, (Ret)

 

Louis Riggio

 

Eric Rohrbach

 

Robert Rohrer

 

Gerard Roncolato

Captain, USN (Ret.)

 

Warren Henry Rothman

 

Robert Rubel

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Mark Safranski

Publisher zenpundit.com

 

Michael Schauf

Captain USN (Ret)

Military Intelligence

 

Stuart Schippereit

Commander, USN (Ret)

Former naval intelligence analyst

 

Paul Schmehl

VVFH

 

Suzanne Scholte

President Defense Forum Foundation

 

Carl Schuster

Captain, USN (Ret)

Adjunct Faculty, Hawaii Pacific University

 

Dan Seesholtz

Captain, USN (Ret)

 

Lawrence Sellin

Colonel, USAR (Ret)

Iraq and Afghanistan veteran

 

William Sharp

Former Host, Asia in Review

 

Stephen Sherman

Director RADIX Foundation

 

J. Scott Shipman

Owner B.B. Hoss, Inc.

 

Joseph Smith

President (Ret) Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals

 

Fred Smith

Captain, USN (Ret)

Lecturer, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

 

Peter Smith

Captain, USN (Ret)

Consultant

 

Pete Speer

Lieutenant Commander, USN (Ret)

Member, Red Star Rising

 

William A. Stanton

Former Director of the American Institute in Taiwan

 

Guy Stitt

CEO AMI International

 

Duane Stober

Captain, USNR, (Ret)

Former Reserve Intelligence Coordinator Area One

 

Mark Stokes

Executive Director Project 2049 Institute

 

Fred Stratton

Commander, USN (Ret)

 

Gary Stubblefield

Commander, USN (Ret)

 

John Tate

Commander, USN (Ret)

 

Bradley Thayer

Professor University of Texas San Antonio

Mark Tiernan

Captain, USNR (Ret)

 

John J. Tkacik

Director, Future Asia Project International Assessment and Strategy Center

 

Don Tse

Lead researcher SinoInsider

 

Paul Valleley

Major General, USA (Ret)

Chairman Stand Up America

 

John E. Vinson

Captain USN, (Ret)

 

Thomas Wade

 

Arthur Waldron

Lauder Professor of international Relations

University of Pennsylvania

 

Yana Way

Educator, Way Tutoring

 

Toshi Yoshihara

PhD, Author “Red Star Over the Pacific”

 

James Zumwalt

Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret)

 

Jennifer Zeng

 

Foreign Signatures

Terence Russell

Senior Scholar University of Manitoba

Canada

 

Doris Liu

Independent documentary journalist

Canada

 

Jianli Yang

Founder & President Citizen Power Initiatives for China

China

 

Elena Bernini

CEO Oxford Omnia International

Italy

 

Satoshi Nishihata

Washington Bureau Chief The Liberty, Happy Science USA

Japan

 

Larry Ong

Senior analyst SinoInsider

Singapore

 

Chu-cheng Ming

Senior researcher SinoInsider

Taiwan

Coming to Taiwan, America, the World: The Happy RED Chinese Surveillance State

Editor’s Note: RED China’s One World One Dream blueprint. First Tibet, then Xinjiang and elsewhere in RED China, then Taiwan, then America, and the rest of the world. S.U.A. has constantly warned about the goals of  The Deep State in which RED China has been selected as the Mother of Managers for the world. And as what occurred with Hitler and the Nazis, some world governments remain silent or outright lie about it being a “Happy Place”.

The Deep State: “Using the Global War on Terror as a Pretext for Control”

“THOSE WHO RESIST WILL PERISH!”

Chilling undercover footage taken inside China’s most oppressive region shows it’s virtually impossible to escape the paranoid police state.

By Alexandra Ma, Business Insider

 

  • Two journalists pretended to be travel bloggers to enter Xinjiang, the western Chinese province where police are intensely cracking down on the Uighurs, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority.
  • They found themselves constantly tailed by both uniformed and plainclothes police officers, who made them delete photos on their devices and ordered locals to stop talking to them.
  • China’s ruling Communist Party regularly cracks down on online content and people deemed unsavory or destabilizing to the regime. This paranoia is particularly evident in Xinjiang.

A chilling new documentary created by two undercover reporters reveals the paranoia at the heart of China’s 21st-century police state in Xinjiang, the western frontier region where authorities are cracking down on millions of Muslims.

The VICE News Tonight documentary shows dozens of police officers lining the streets of Xinjiang and repeatedly questioning the journalists, who had posed as travel bloggers in order to enter the region.

The documentary — titled “They Come For us at Night: China’s Vanishing Muslims” — premiered Thursday night. It focuses on the plight of the Uighurs, a mostly-Muslim ethnic minority under intense surveillance and oppression by Beijing authorities in Xinjiang.

China justifies its crackdown by describing Uighurs as national-security threats, but experts say it could also be because Beijing wants to protect its infrastructure along the Belt and Road, a massive trade project connecting China with the rest of the world.

Uighurs in the region constantly live in fear of being detained and taken to one of China’s prison-like camps, which authorities euphemistically call “free vocational training centers.”

Former detainees in such camps have described being physically and mentally tortured.

Uighurs are not allowed to communicate with people outside the region. Uighurs living abroad previously told Business Insider of their anguish at being blocked by their families in Xinjiang to avoid getting arrested.

The documentary shows the journalists repeatedly being stopped on the street and forced to delete all the footage on their phones, even as they insisted that they were tourists snapping photos for their own leisure.

Despite the heightened security apparatus in Xinjiang, the region has continued to attract tourists, but authorities say they can only take photos of sidewalks and tourist sites.

At one point in the documentary, two police officers who appear to be in anti-riot gear are seen stopping the reporters from talking to two local men in Kashgar, a major city in the region. Those two men, ironically, had been praising local law enforcement.

“Individuals cannot accept interviews without government approval,” one police officer can be heard saying. “Especially in Xinjiang.”

Isobel Yeung, one of the VICE News reporters, told Business Insider: “I can’t even count how many times we were stopped. It didn’t help that I was constantly mistaken for a Uighur.”

“Their goal was to keep close tabs on us, to track our every move, and to try to ensure we didn’t take photos or video of anything the Communist Party of China considers sensitive,” Yeung added. “They didn’t know we were filming secretly.”

China’s distrust of the Uighurs permeates into daily life. Authorities require residents to place QR codes on knives— even for those used in the kitchen — so they can track whether they are being used as weapon.

While visiting a wheat dumpling stall, the VICE News reporters also noticed that an axe for chopping firewood had been chained to the ground in accordance with regional rules.

‘It does strange things to the mind’

China’s ruling Communist Party regularly cracks down on content and people deemed unsavory to the regime. It believes that by censoring content and, in some cases, detaining dissidents, it is maintaining political and social stability.

This paranoia is particularly evident in Xinjiang, with journalists having described being tailed by plainclothes officers — as many as six in the VICE News’s case. The country has hired more than 100,000 new police officers over the past two years alone.

Reporters from The New York Times and Agence France-Presse have previously reported seeing police stage fake car crashes to disrupt their travels.

Yeung, the VICE News correspondent, told Business Insider that being tailed by police “makes you paranoid to go places or say things.”

“It does strange things to the mind, to know that there are people watching and listening to your every move,” she said. “It makes you paranoid to go places or say things, even among my colleague and I and while in the comfort of our hotel rooms.”

“I can only imagine what living there would do to you.”

Watch the full documentary here:

 

 

“The Transformation Through Education Kit”

 

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Good Morning Taiwan! Reeducating Taiwan’s Chinese.

 


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‘Reeducating’ Xinjiang’s Muslims

By James Millward. NYBooks
February 7, 2019
She told the court how she had been transferred the previous November from her school to a new job teachingIn a courtroom in Zharkent, Kazakhstan, in July 2018, a former kindergarten principal named Sayragul Sauytbay calmly described what Chinese officials continue to deny: a vast new gulag of “de-extremification training centers” has been created for Turkic Muslim inhabitants of Xinjiang, the Alaska-sized region in western China. Sauytbay, an ethnic Kazakh, had fled Xinjiang and was seeking asylum in Kazakhstan, where her husband and son are citizens.  She told the court how she had been transferred the previous November from her school to a new job teaching Kazakh detainees in a supposed “training center.” “They call it a ‘political camp’…but in reality it’s a prison in the mountains,” she said. There were 2,500 inmates in the facility where she had worked for four months, and she knew of others. There may now be as many as 1,200 such camps in Xinjiang, imprisoning up to a million people, including Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and especially Uighurs, who make up around 46 percent of Xinjiang’s population.Sauytbay’s testimony provided the first dramatic public evidence from a Chinese citizen of the expanding gulag in Xinjiang. But news of it has been emerging since 2017, thanks to remarkable reporting by Gerry Shih (now at The Washington Post) for the Associated Press and Josh Chin, Clément Bürge, and Giulia Marchi for The Wall Street Journal, as well as important early stories from other researchers and correspondents, including Maya Wang (Human Rights Watch), Rob Schmitz (NPR), and Megha Rajagopalan (BuzzFeed News). Especially important is the Washington, D.C.–based Radio Free Asia Uighur service, which has for years provided detailed, accurate coverage despite notorious controls on information in Xinjiang.At first, officials in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) denied there were any camps. Then state media briefly floated a story that 460,000 Uighurs from southern Xinjiang had been “relocated” to “jobs” elsewhere in the Xinjiang region. There have been no further announcements about that jobs program, and the explanation seems to have been dropped. When confronted at an August 2018 UN hearing by Gay McDougal, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Chinese delegation denied that there were any “reeducation” camps, while admitting that there were “vocational education and employment training centers” and other “measures” to counter “extremism.” When pressed again at the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodic review in November 2018, the PRC representative accused “a few countries” of “politically driven accusations” and repeated that the camps were simply providing vocational training to combat extremism.People outside Xinjiang first began to learn about the camps in 2017. Uighurs abroad grew alarmed as friends and relatives at home dropped out of touch, first deleting phone and social media contacts and then…ArticleThe World View:The future of Google Maps and Mapquest for getting directions to all the franchised “Happy Camps”

 

“GO RED CHINA! GO RED CHINA!”

 


New NSA data centers in Utah for all that data from Obamacare and … :

China’s Military: U.S. Must Get With the Times, ‘Those Who Resist Will Perish’

 

 

China’s Military Warns U.S. Must Get With the Times: ‘Those Who Resist Will Perish’

Tom O’Connor Newsweek
June 6, 2019

China’s military called on the United States to adopt a modern way of thinking in dealing with the People’s Republic, warning America that it risked falling behind.

Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang condemned the Pentagon’s recent Indo-Pacific Strategy Report, which accused Beijing of seeking “to reorder the region to its advantage by leveraging military modernization, influence operations, and predatory economics to coerce other nations.”

He said the ministry was “firmly opposed to its negative contents concerning China,” citing some specific points of contention.

“No strategy should go against the times,” Ren explained. “The trend of the world is mighty and overwhelming. Those who follow it will prosper while those who resist will perish. Peace, development and win-win cooperation are the trends of our times. Any strategy that is closed and exclusive, which is against the general trends, is doomed to failure.”

He also argued that “no strategy should harm the well-being of people all over the world” or “underscore the confrontation side of relations,” calling for greater international dialogue and less unilateral behavior.

Beijing’s economic, political and military rise has raised concerns for Washington, which has accused its rival of dishonest trade practices, such as trapping developing nations in debt, manipulating currency and theft of intellectual property. The U.S. has also increasingly challenged China’s vast territorial claims in the South China Sea, and over the breakaway island nation of Taiwan.

Ren said that “some people in the U.S. still hold the Cold War mentality” and “keep exaggerating the strategic competition between China and the U.S. and provoking confrontation between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, we are strongly opposed to that.” He argued that China “has no intention to follow the beaten path of big power seeking hegemony,” but maintained that on matters regarding Taiwan, China would “resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

Last week, a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft reportedly tailed China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier group in the South China Sea before circling Taiwan. Ren said Thursday that the Chinese armed forces “maintained high alert during the process” and “are strongly opposed to the U.S. military’s provocative actions.”

The U.S. has also continued to sail warships through the contended Taiwan Strait and has routinely vowed “to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.” It has referred to such maritime actions as “freedom of navigation” operations, which are allowed under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ratified by China, but not the U.S.

As the tensions have played out across the South China Sea, home to trillions of dollars worth of energy reserves, the U.S. has also accused China of militarizing disputed islands in order to shore up its long-term presence there. Using imagery provided by Israeli satellite intelligence firm ImageSat International, CNN reported last week on what appeared to be Chinese Chengdu J-10 fighter jets on Yongxing Island, located within the Xisha Islands of the South China Sea.

“There is no dispute over the sovereignty of Xisha Islands,” Ren simply commented when asked about the report Thursday. “It is a legitimate right of sovereign countries to deploy facilities and conduct training on their own territories. The Chinese side’s actions are lawful, reasonable and fair and relevant parties should not be surprised.”

While efforts to improve military relations between the U.S. and China have so far been to little avail, the nations’ ongoing feud has more recently focused on deteriorating trade relations.

Washington has attempted to reverse Beijing’s growing economic influence via the Belt and Road Initiative that has seen Chinese investment in infrastructure projects across the globe and bilateral ties have also grown increasingly strained.

Since President Donald Trump unleashed higher tariffs on imports from China last May, the two countries have engaged in a tit-for-tat war of import taxes that have cost both billions of dollars. Trump told Fox Business Network on Wednesday that he was preparing to impose up to 10 percent — or even 25 percent — tariffs on an additional $325 billion worth of Chinese goods, adding to the 25 percent tax already imposed on some $250 billion in Chinese products, if upcoming talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan did not succeed.

The following day, Chinese Foreign Minister spokesperson Geng Shuang told reporters that “U.S. threats to impose additional tariffs will in no way intimidate the Chinese people.”

“We do not believe in fallacy, nor are we afraid of pressure. Such tricks will never work on us. I would like to remind the U.S. that waging a trade war and raising tariffs will hurt others as well as itself and can never solve any problem at all,”  Geng said Thursday, calling on the U.S. to abandon “boycott unilateralism, protectionism and bullying from the international community” at the international gathering in Osaka.

Meanwhile:

 

China’s PLA signals it will keep Hong Kong-based troops in barracks

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SUA Sends Assistance to Chris Wallace, Shepherd Smith and CNN


The U.S. Navy Drone surveying the ocean. Looking for the NextWave. Wu Hu!

Hey Wray let’s make it easy fore U. CTO EE. It’s so much more than the Tsin Tsin Road.

SMILE! Find Judge Advocate. Find Affirmed.


“Everybody’s gone surf in’…Surf in’ USA…”

CNN: Two Fox News hosts question Trump’s comments about Iran: ‘This just doesn’t add up’.

ANSWER IS: Shure it does.

And the $240 million dollar bill which includes all the upgrades needs to go to…WHO knows…

“Poor Shep and Chris. They walked right into it. Such a thing. GO figure. &.”
– The Shark and Sparky the Clown

Trump Hits FOX News at PA Rally: “Something Very Strange Is Going On”

– Donald Trump, President of The United States of America

Mueller, Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Wray…This is your Fools Brought In fore a reason…still Not Sure Dunno.

It is truly amazing when a significant piece of intel given to DHS, the FBI, and the Intel community, and after nothing was done, it winds up on a jihadi website and in perfect english. How could it be…WHO knows…Now back to that airplane hanger at Ft. Hood. U.O.

What is the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the Intel Community, the Department of State, and Congress hiding?

SUA has proprietary intel concerning the greatest crimes ever committed against the American people.

 

By Jackie WattlesCNN Business

New York (CNN)Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Shep Smith challenged President Donald Trump’s comments about when and why he decided to call off a strike against Iran.

Trump said Friday that the military was “cocked and loaded” to fire on Iran in retaliation for shooting down a US drone earlier this week. But he reversed course “10 minutes before the strike” when he learned 150 people could die in the attack, the president said in a series of tweets.
Smith said Fox News’ reporting found that Trump would have been given a casualty estimate at a briefing hours before that.
“Something’s wrong there,” Smith said about the president’s comments.
Smith then questioned Trump’s decision to “tweet out the whole thought process of American foreign policy and intervention.”
“That’s an observation,” he added. “Not a critique.”
Trump has a cozy relationship with Fox News. He’s hired a number of former employees from the network to posts within his administration.
The president also reportedly corresponds directly with Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, conservative firebrands who currently host evening programs that routinely praise the president.
Smith, who hosts daytime news coverage, and Wallace, the anchor of Fox News Sunday, have stood apart from Fox’s opinion-oriented colleagues. Smith and Wallace have previously questioned or criticized actions by Trump or his administration.

 

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How The U.S. Could Respond After Iran Shoots Down A $240 Million U.S. Drone

By Mark Cancian

Tensions continue to escalate in the Persian Gulf as the Iranians down one U.S. drone, shoot at another and, likely, sponsor attacks on tankers and a Saudi airport. Let’s take a look at the most recent incidents and what they might mean for the future. Will there be a war?

What happened? Early Thursday the Iranians used a surface to air missile to shoot down a U.S. drone just outside the Straits of Hormuz. The Iranians posted a video that purported to show the shootdown, and the United States acknowledged that it had lost a Broad Area Maritime Surveillance drone (BAMS-D). The Iranians claimed it was in their territorial airspace while the United States claimed it was in international airspace. Under international law, it’s a critical question, and, eventually, there will be an answer. The United States will likely salvage the wreckage, as it has with recent aircraft crashes, and the location will show where the drone actually was. However, that will take many weeks and likely be of historical interest, rather than helpful in resolving the current crisis.

What is this BAMS-D drone? This is a Navy prototype version of the Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk. The Navy’s fully developed version is called the MQ-4C Triton and is just entering production. These are very large unmanned aircraft. The wingspan is 132 feet, comparable to a civilian airliner. (For comparison, a Boeing 757 has a wingspan of 124 feet.) The drone is designed for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), the Pentagon term meaning that it has sensors to find things on the earth surface. The Navy’s version focuses on the sea, whereas the Air Force version focuses on land. Here’s how DOD describes the Navy version: “The MQ-4C will provide the Navy with a persistent maritime ISR capability. Mission systems include inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar, Electro-optical/Infra-red Full Motion Video, maritime moving target detection, Electronic Support Measures, Automatic Identification System, a basic communications relay capability, and Link-16.” Because of their size, BAMS-D and Triton are land based.

BAMS-D is not stealthy, is unarmed, flies relatively slowly, and has essentially no defensive systems. Its only defense is to fly high, at 60,000 feet. Because of its vulnerability, it is not designed to operate in a contested area. Its great advantage is that it can fly for over 32 hours continuously, far longer than any human crew could endure.

So, what was it doing there? Although the Pentagon has not stated what the mission was, one presumes that it was watching for more tanker attacks. Four ships were attacked in May and two more last week. If the U.S. could catch whoever was doing the attacks, presumedly Iran, then it might be able to thwart future attacks and have the evidence needed to convince domestic and international audiences of Iran’s culpability.

Does this thing really cost $240 million? Yes…and no. Because DOD weapons are custom-built, they don’t have price tags like equipment does in the civilian world. Systems have many possible costs depending on what is included and what the number is used for. Thus, different commentators have cited different costs for this aircraft, for example, $120 million or $180 million.

Since BAMS-D is a version of the Air Force RQ-4, we can use the RQ-4’s official acquisition report, called the Selected Acquisition Report, to calculate a cost for BAMS-D. This report shows an average procurement cost over the whole program of $122 million in FY 2015 dollars or about $130 million in FY 2019 dollars. That excludes the research and development costs, which are mostly sunk at the beginning of the program. If those were included, the cost per aircraft would increase to about $240 million (FY 2019 dollars). To make things even more complicated, there is something called the “flyaway cost,” which is the cost of a system coming out of the factory without some of the support elements in the “procurement” cost. The “flyaway cost” of a new MQ-4C replacement for the lost BAMS-D is a bargain, at $102 million (FY 2019 dollars).

No matter which cost you pick, however, this was an expensive system. It is a very large aircraft with many sophisticated sensors on it.

What were these other attacks? Apparently, Iranians also shot at another drone last week, an MQ-9 Reaper (replacement for the legendary MQ-1 Predator), but missed. That it missed is likely because Reapers are much smaller than the MQ-4C and thus harder to hit. They are also much less expensive, costing about $30 million. The Reaper drone, like the MQ-4C that was shot down, was likely looking for perpetrators of the tanker attacks and was probably the source of the video about Iranians removing mines from the attacked tankers.

Also last week a group of Iranian back Yemeni rebels attacked a Saudi airport with cruise missiles, one of a series of such attacks. The bottom line is that these drone and tanker attacks are not isolated incidents but part of the campaign by Iran to put pressure on its major enemies, the United States and Saudi Arabia, and, indirectly, on the Europeans, Japanese and others to get relief from U.S. sanctions.

What’s going to happen next? The Iranians are signaling that they will not accept the U.S. imposed sanctions passively. They are striking back as they always have: asymmetrically and in the “gray zone.” Asymmetrically means they are not meeting U.S. strength head-on and the gray zone means they are maneuvering in the space between war and peace. Likely, the Iranians will continue to initiate “incidents.” By maintaining some deniability and not injuring human beings, the Iranians have been very clever in keeping these incidents below the level where the United States would respond with force.

At some point, the Iranians may cross these lines either by injuring an American or by being caught red-handed in conducting an attack. Then, the United States would almost certainly respond with force. This happened in the 1980s when the United States caught the Iranians laying sea mines in the Persian Gulf and retaliated by sinking half of the Iranian Navy.

The U.S. has the capability in theater now to conduct a retaliatory strike, likely against the air defense battery that shot down the drone. According to the New York Times, an attack on Iranian radar and missile batteries was prepared for Thursday, but the operation was cancelled. Strikes could also be directed against Iranian naval capabilities that might have carried out the tanker attacks. The U.S. does not have enough assets in theater to conduct an extended air-naval campaign, even with the additional thousand troops being sent. It certainly does not have the capability to conduct any ground campaign against Iran.

More likely, however, is something non-kinetic. The president is reluctant to get into a shooting war, having campaigned against such involvements. Instead, the United States might take some covert action like the cyber-attack that was allegedly recently conducted against Russia. It might start escorting ships and aircraft through the Straits of Hormuz. The NATO allies and Japan might be willing to support such an action.

Unfortunately, the situation is not stable. Most likely, there will be additional incidents within a week with each carrying the risk of escalation. Last August, I wrote a piece looking at indicators of a possible conflict (Is The US Going To War With Iran? Five Indicators To Watch For). Three have occurred (“increased naval activity,” “Iranian complaints about reconnaissance flights,” and “increased security at regional U.S. bases”).

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“I think we missed the BAMS-D thing and finding Omar…”

 

Now back to MAR-A-LAG-O. All along the watchtower. It’s not the Hawaiian but it will do.