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China Vows 'Targeted Military Actions', Including Live Fire Drills Around Taiwan, As Pelosi Stays Overnight

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopoliti...wan-pla-surges-forces-just-across-strait

https://www.newswars.com/china-vows...around-taiwan-as-pelosi-stays-overnight/

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Boy, it sure is a shame the Chinese commies don't like us. I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight - but I'm pretty confident I will.

The worst thing the commies can do to us is let Pelosi come back here. I've already resigned myself to the fact they will.

Onward and upward,
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20+ PLA Jets Cross Median Line Over Taiwan Strait As Chinese Drills Encircle Island

by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Aug 03, 2022 - 08:57 AM

Update(9:57ET): Less than a half-day after Nancy Pelosi's departure from Taiwan on a US Air Force plane, a large group of 27 Chinese PLA planes breached Taiwan's air defense identification zone Wednesday, crucially with at least 22 of the aircraft reported as having crossed the Taiwan Strait "median line".

A map posted to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense showed the brief crossovers by the PLA jets. In response, the ministry said it issued radio warnings and readied air defense missile systems to monitor the activities. Taiwan previously said it won't hesitated to deploy its armed forces to thwart "enemy threats". Already as Pelosi's plane was inbound yesterday from Malaysia Chinese planes and ships had buzzed the median line, which demarcates what the self-ruled island deems its own territorial waters.

"27 PLA aircraft (J-11*6, J-16*5 and SU-30*16) entered the surrounding area of R.O.C. on August 3, 2022," Taiwan's military wrote in official social media posts. Earlier in the day state-run English language PRC mouthpiece Global Times declared that Beijing now views the median line has having ceased to exist.

"The exercises are unprecedented as the PLA conventional missiles are expected to fly over the island of Taiwan for the first time, the PLA forces will enter area within 12 nautical miles of the island and that the so-called median line will cease to exist," the publication wrote while detailing the next phase of PLA drills to surround the island.

PLA drills encircling Taiwan (source: Bloomberg Graphics):

[img]https://assets.zerohedge.com/s3fs-p...s/drillssurroundtaiwan.png?itok=IK41qc0D[/img]

Taiwan's military has since confirmed breaches of its territorial waters and airspace above "by force" as the PLA continues its threatening tactics...

To review of the latest via Chinese media outlet Global Times:

The PLA drills around Taiwan island are unprecedented
conventional missiles are expected to fly over the island for the 1st time
PLA forces will enter area within 12 nautical miles to the island
"median line" ceases to exist

Taiwan has in the last hours issued its own video depicting the military on a high state of alert...

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"Today the world faces a choice between democracy and autocracy" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during her short Wednesday morning meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen after flying into Taipei the night prior on an Air Force jet. "America’s determination to preserve democracy, here in Taiwan and around the world, remains ironclad."

She has already departed on Wednesday, amid ongoing Chinese PLA military drills surrounding the self-ruled island on many sides, which are the result of her visit which Beijing has vehemently condemned, with the foreign ministry warning overnight the US will "pay the price".

Taiwan's Tsai, for her part while meeting with Pelosi said, "Facing deliberately heightened military threats, Taiwan will not back down, we will firmly uphold our nation's sovereignty and continue to hold the line of defense for democracy."

Tsai bestowed on Pelosi the democratic-island's highest civilian award, called the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon during a live broadcast from the presidential palace.

The Taiwanese president described that it "represented their [Taiwan’s] gratitude to Pelosi and the wish to continue progressing US-Taiwan relations through more cooperation." Pelosi later posted on Twitter that it was a "symbol of America’s strong and enduring friendship."

China's National Defense Ministry in its latest said, "Such an act equals to sealing off Taiwan by air and sea, such an act covers our country’s territory and territorial waters, and severely violates our country’s territorial sovereignty," according to the words by Capt. Jian-chang Yu.
Via Reuters

The part of the PLA drill slated for Thursday will include 'live fire' exercises within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers of Taiwan's shore. The Hill notes it will be "the largest aimed at Taiwan since 1995, when China fired missiles in a large-scale exercise to show its displeasure at a visit by then-Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui to the U.S."

Taiwan has already charged China with breaching its territorial waters with the drills that kicked off immediately upon Pelosi landing in Taipei the night before.

Meanwhile, more of China's outrage was on display throughout Wednesday, with Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign ministry, previewing to a scheduled media briefing more repercussions and punishment to come.

"As for the specific countermeasures, what I can tell you is that they’ll include everything that should be included,"Hua said. "The measures in question will be firm, vigorous and effective, and the U.S. side and Taiwan independence forces will continue feeling them."

A statement in state-run Global Times has declared the "median line" separating the Taiwan Strait will not longer be recognized.

"Joint military exercises around the island of Taiwan by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) continued Wednesday with a joint blockade, sea assault and land and air combat trainings, involving the use of advanced weapons including J-20 stealth fighter jets and DF-17 hypersonic missiles after the drills started on Tuesday evening, when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed on the island which seriously violates China's sovereignty," the provocative statement says.

"The exercises are unprecedented as the PLA conventional missiles are expected to fly over the island of Taiwan for the first time, the PLA forces will enter area within 12 nautical miles of the island and that the so-called median line will cease to exist, experts said, noting that by surrounding Taiwan entirely, the PLA are completely blockading the island demonstrating the Chinese mainland's absolute control over the Taiwan question," the publication adds.

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A summary of overnight activity and Pelosi's post-trip fallout via Newsquawk:

US House Speaker Pelosi has concluded her Taiwan visit, has now departed on SPAR19
US House Speaker Pelosi said there is bilateral support for Taiwan in the US and that her visit is a reminder of the bedrock promise America to always stand with Taiwan, while she added that the delegation came to Taiwan to make it unequivocally clear that they will not abandon Taiwan. Pelosi also said they explored deepening trade ties with Taiwan and a trade agreement may be imminent, according to Bloomberg and Reuters.
Taiwan President Tsai told Pelosi she is one of Taiwan's most devoted friends and the visit shows firm US support for Taiwan, while she thanked Pelosi for her unwavering support of Taiwan on the international stage. President Tsai also said Taiwan will not back down in facing deliberately heightened military threats and Taiwan will do whatever it takes to strengthen its self-defence.
White House National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications Kirby said the US is monitoring Pelosi's travel and has taken measures to ensure her safety, while he added that China has positioned itself to take further steps and the White House expects China to react beyond Pelosi's trip including by scheduling live fire exercises, while other steps by China could include economic coercion, according to Reuters.
Taiwan Defence Ministry said Chinese drills have invaded Taiwan's territorial space and they will counter any move that violates Taiwan's territorial sovereignty, while it added that Chinese drills violate UN rules and amount to a blockade of Taiwan's air and sea space, according to Reuters.
China's Taiwan Affairs Office said it will take disciplinary actions against two Taiwan foundations which will be banned from financially cooperating with mainland firms and individuals. China also announced a stoppage of certain fruit and fish imports from Taiwan and halted exports of natural sands to Taiwan which is a key component used in chip-making, according to Bloomberg. Furthermore, China will adopt criminal penalties regarding Taiwan separatists and vowed criminal punishments for Taiwan-independence diehards, according to Xinhua.
China's Vice Foreign Minister Xie lodged representations regarding Pelosi's Taiwan visit, according to Xinhua.
Taiwan is negotiating alternative aviation routes with Japan and the Philippines, according to Taiwanese press.


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China set to begin effective Taiwan blockade hours after Nancy Pelosi concludes visit

Unprecedented live-fire drills encircling the island will block flights and shipping as analysts predict further punitive measures
The US House Speaker’s visit was seen by Beijing as a ‘malicious’ provocation but she said it was necessary to show solidarity with the island


Published: 12:00am, 4 Aug, 2022


China is set to launch an unprecedented military drill that effectively blockades Taiwan until Sunday afternoon following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island.

During her brief stay Pelosi met President Tsai Ing-wen and other senior politicians as well as human rights activists, before flying on to South Korea on Wednesday afternoon.

Her visit to the island, which Beijing regards as a breakaway province, has plunged the China-US relationship to new depths and triggered the worst crisis over the Taiwan Strait for decades.

Beijing saw the trip as an explicit provocation and a move to embolden the island’s independence-leaning government.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi lashed out at the visit, saying it “maliciously violated China’s sovereignty” and proved that the US was the “biggest destroyer of peace and regional stability in the Taiwan Strait”.

Beijing followed the condemnation with a slew of punitive measures against Taiwan, including live-drills in six areas around the island’s coastline that will run between noon on Thursday and the same time on Sunday.

Airlines operating in Asia were warned to avoid flying close to Taiwan during the exercise with ships being told to stay away from the “danger zones”.

Pelosi, second in the line of succession to the presidency, is the highest-level American politician to visit Taiwan in 25 years, defying repeated protests from China.
Pelosi expects Taiwan trip to encourage other foreign visitors

During her stay in Taiwan, she held talks with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, legislature deputy speaker Tsai Chi-chang, vice-president William Lai and other senior officials.

She also met a former student leader from the 1989 Tiananmen protests, a Hong Kong bookseller who fled to Taiwan after allegedly being kidnapped by mainland agents and a Taiwanese activist who was recently released from a mainland prison.

During the meeting with Tsai, Pelosi said her visit – on which she was accompanied by five members of Congress – was to show “American solidarity to Taiwan” and make it “unequivocally clear we will not abandon our commitment to Taiwan”.

“America’s determination to preserve democracy, here in Taiwan and around the world, remains ironclad,” she said.

Tsai presented Pelosi with a civilian honour, the Order of the Propitious Clouds, and vowed that Taiwan would not back down in the face of military threats from the mainland.

“Military exercises are unnecessary responses. Taiwan has always been open to constructive dialogue, and we will work with stakeholders to bring about stability and peace in the region,” Tsai said.

“We will firmly uphold our sovereignty and continue to hold the line of defence for democracy.”

Addressing the media, Pelosi said Beijing could not stand in the way of visits by other members of the US legislature. She was non-committal about inviting Tsai to Capitol Hill but said “I would hope that opportunity will be there”.

In response to the visit, the Chinese foreign ministry summoned US Ambassador Nicholas Burns late on Tuesday, while Ma Xiaoguang, the spokesman for the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office, lashed out at Tsai and her ruling Democratic Progressive Party, saying they were “pushing the island into the abyss of disaster”.

He vowed that China would bring those pushing for Taiwan independence to justice.

According to Taiwan’s defence ministry, the People’s Liberation Army sent 27 planes close to Taiwan on Wednesday, with 22 crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait and five entering the southern part of the island’s air identification zone. These flight paths include two of the areas where the live-fire drills will take place.

Beijing is expected to unleash more punitive measures in the coming days, with military analysts predicting that the PLA will conduct more regular operations within 12 nautical miles (22.2km) of Taiwan’s coast – an area it views as its territorial waters.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
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China launches 22 aircraft into Taiwan airspace after deploying aircraft carrier & firing 11 missiles in invasion drills

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This Is What Will Happen To The U.S. Economy When We Go To War With China

August 1, 2022 by Michael


Nancy Pelosi knows exactly what she is doing. She knows that going to Taiwan without China’s permission will create a major international incident, but she is doing it anyway. It is being reported that Pelosi will arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday, spend the night in downtown Taipei on Tuesday night, and then potentially meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday. If she does meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, that will infuriate the Chinese even more. Pelosi is directly challenging China’s sovereignty over the island, and that is something that the Chinese will simply not tolerate.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is on the verge of a third term in office, and so he cannot afford to show any weakness right now. The following comes from Bloomberg…

Her travels come before China’s leadership usually heads to the seaside town of Beidaihe for an annual summer gathering. President Xi Jinping is just months away from a twice-a-decade Communist Party leadership reshuffle where he’s expected to secure a third term in office, increasing the political stakes.

The timing means Xi can’t afford to look weak in response to what Beijing views as foreign interference in its affairs. China held live-fire military drills over the weekend off the coast of Fujian province, which is opposite Taiwan.

In recent days Chinese authorities have been warning us over and over again that China will respond very strongly if Pelosi goes ahead with her visit.

On Monday, yet another very ominous warning was issued…

“We would like to tell the US once again that China is standing by, and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army will never sit idly by. China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters, when asked about the fallout from Pelosi leading a congressional delegation to Taipei.

“As for what measures, if she dares to go, then let’s wait and see,” Zhao added.

This is a threat that isn’t veiled at all.

The Chinese are openly telling us that the People’s Liberation Army will take action if Pelosi goes through with her visit.

And a video was just released on social media which definitely appears to have been intended to send a message…

A video by the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command, which showed scenes of military exercises and preparations and was posted on state media sites on Monday evening, urged troops to “stand by in battle formation, be ready to fight upon command, bury all incoming enemies.”

If you have not seen it yet, you can find the video right here. If you have an understanding of Chinese culture, then you know that things like this are never done lightly.

Here in the United States, we are being told to disregard such “propaganda” and the “empty threats” that the Chinese are supposedly making.

But are they really “empty threats”?

What if they aren’t? What if the Chinese really mean what they say?

I think that something that Caitlin Johnstone tweeted sums things up quite well…

Russia: Don’t cross our red lines in Ukraine or we’ll take action.

US politicians: They’re bluffing. Cross those red lines.

*Russia invades.*

China: Don’t cross our red lines in Taiwan or we’ll take action.

US politicians: They’re bluffing. Cross those red lines.

Ultimately, the Chinese were probably planning to invade Taiwan fairly soon anyway, but Pelosi’s visit certainly has the potential to greatly accelerate matters.

And even though Taiwanese officials are welcoming Pelosi’s visit, they are also preparing for war at the same time…

Taiwanese defense officials have canceled the leave of some soldiers and officers “to immediately prepare” for the chance of war in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Asia this week, according to local reports.

Sadly, war with China is coming.

It is just a matter of time.

So what would such a conflict do to the U.S. economy?

Well, for one thing it would absolutely devastate the pharmaceutical industry…

Consider that Chinese firms are said to supply more than 90 percent of US antibiotics, 70 percent of acetaminophen (that’s Tylenol), and almost half of the anti-coagulant heparin. “Are said to” because we struggle even to gather information on this because of the opacity of the Chinese market and state-dominated record keeping. Some studies suggest up to 80 percent of the basic ingredients in US drugs come from the PRC. China is also the second largest exporter of biologics and the prime source of medical devices per the FDA. In some cases, it appears that India is a prime source of a key import – generics, for example – but that masks the fact that India sources up to 75 percent of its own pharma ingredients from China.

The food industry would also be turned upside down. In fact, it is being reported that “it is almost impossible to have a diet with foods that were not produced in China”…

According to CNN.com, experts believe that it is almost impossible to have a diet with foods that were not produced in China. Products such as chips and garlic are produced in China. Spices and herbs such as ginger and garlic are grown in China and exported to foreign markets. Chinese factories make vegetarian meat products. Many canned foods on market shelves were manufactured in China.

Our ability to produce our own food would also be greatly affected, because China produces so much of our farm machinery…

Farm machinery such as tractors, egg incubators and harvesters are manufactured in China. Chain saws, wood chippers and shredders are also produced in the country. Elevators and bulldozers are also assembled in China.

Are you starting to get the picture?

We should have never become so dependent on Chinese production, because it really is a major national security threat.

Of course the Chinese also produce a lot of our clothes…

Chinese factories manufacture winter coats, gloves, mittens and hats for consumers around the world. These factories also produce maternity clothes and infant clothes as well as wedding dresses and tuxedos. Underwear, T-shirts and slips are among the items exported from China to consumers around the world. Sports caps are also produced in China as are belts and bras.

And it turns out that 70 percent of our shoes come from China too…

The United States sources 99 percent of shoes sold from overseas, with 70 percent of those coming from the PRC. Same with 72 percent of smartphones. The artificial sweeteners in Diet Coke. Toys, furniture, sports equipment … what you buy every time you go to Target.

The moment we go to war with them, the flow of cheap goods from China completely stops.

In addition, once the Chinese invade Taiwan there will be an absolutely excruciating computer chip shortage.

It was recently being projected that chipmakers in Taiwan would have a 66 percent share of the total global market by the end of 2023…

Taiwan’s contract chipmakers will expand their global market share to 66% by revenue this year, cementing the island’s dominant position in the chip supply chain, a new industry forecast shows.

As I have discussed previously, just about every industry in the United States relies on equipment that contains computer chips.

If the flow of chips from Taiwan is eliminated, the entire global economy would come to a crashing halt.

I am not just talking about a recession or a depression.

I am talking about an economic collapse on a scale that most people would not be able to comprehend right now.

This is why I am so horrified by what Nancy Pelosi is doing.

In a book that I published two years ago, I specifically warned that war with China would be coming.

Now Nancy Pelosi has us right on the brink of such a conflict.

I don’t even have the words to describe how reckless our leaders are being.

Let us hope that cooler heads will prevail, because once war with China starts nothing in this country will ever be the same again.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
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A Matter Of Life And Death: Tens Of Millions Of Americans Will Be Without Medicine Once Trade With China Stops

August 2, 2022 by Michael


If you are against a war with China, you need to make your voice heard while you still can. Because once the bullets start flying, it will be too late. Once a war with China starts, our current standard of living won’t just be interrupted. The truth is that our current standard of living would end. There are thousands upon thousands of products that we currently get from China that would very quickly disappear from store shelves. They simply would not be available any longer. And Taiwan produces more of our microchips than anyone else in the world by a very wide margin. When the microchips stop flowing our whole economy will come to a crashing halt. So the stakes are incredibly high, and most people don’t seem to realize this.

Nancy Pelosi knew that her visit to Taiwan would absolutely enrage the Chinese, but she did it anyway…

Pelosi and the rest of her delegation disembarked from a U.S. Air Force transport plane at Songshan Airport in downtown Taipei after the nighttime landing on a flight from Malaysia to begin a visit that risks pushing U.S.-Chinese relations to a new low. They were greeted by Taiwan’s foreign minister, Joseph Wu, and Sandra Oudkirk, the top U.S. representative in Taiwan.

Her arrival prompted a furious response from China at a time when international tensions already are elevated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. China considers Taiwan part of its territory and has never renounced using force to bring it under its control. The United States warned China against using the visit as a pretext for military action against Taiwan.

China is warning that there will be a military response, and the whole world is waiting to see what that will be.

If the Chinese don’t do anything more than they have already done, it will look like a big victory for Nancy Pelosi and the United States. There is no way that Xi Jinping is going to allow that to happen, and what happens next could change everything.

It is being reported that Chinese forces are gathering near the coast for a potential invasion, but I don’t think that China will launch a full-blown invasion of Taiwan quite yet.

Instead, I think that it is far more likely that China could grab a couple of the small islands right off the Chinese coast that currently belong to Taiwan.

If that happens, I believe that the Biden administration would feel compelled to respond very forcefully.

Of course if both sides keep raising the stakes it could escalate into a full-blown war in the Pacific very rapidly.

And once a conflict begins, our trading relationship with China will halt.

Are you prepared for that?

Needless to say, this would hurt us very badly in countless ways. For example, very little of our medicine is actually made here in the United States, and that is an enormous problem.

According to a statement posted on the official website of U.S. Representative Mike Gallagher earlier this year, 80 percent of the drugs that Americans use come from overseas, and China is the largest supplier…

“The Chinese Communist Party has threatened to withhold lifesaving drugs from the U.S. once and we’d be crazy to think they won’t attempt to do so again,” said Rep. Gallagher. “Congress needs an aggressive plan to protect our critical pharmaceutical supply chains and end our reliance on China. This is a national security imperative and to many Americans, a matter of life and death.”

“The United States must end our reliance on China for lifesaving drugs and critical medical equipment,” Stefanik said. “We have become far too dependent on China’s supply chain, and their malign regime represents too great a threat to our national security for us to be at their mercy. I am proud to sponsor this legislation to equip our domestic pharmaceutical and medical manufacturers to be able to efficiently produce these items here in the United States. Through this effort, Americans can have better peace of mind regarding who they rely on for their own personal health needs,” said Conference Chair Elise Stefanik.

“Eighty percent of the drugs that Americans depend on come from overseas,” said Rep. Bill Posey. “China, whose pharmaceuticals have been subject to numerous recalls, is the largest manufacturer. As a result of this reliance, the U.S. has not produced basic medicines like in the case of penicillin since 2004.”

Are the pills that you take every day made in China?

You might want to check.

And once war with China starts our supply of antibiotics will also dry up very, very rapidly…

Right now, the U.S. has virtually no capacity to manufacture antibiotics. That’s because China currently controls roughly 90% of the global supply of inputs needed to make the generic antibiotics that treat bronchitis, pneumonia, pediatric ear infections, and life-threatening conditions such as sepsis.

At the peak of last year’s COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S., these generic antibiotics—including azithromycin—were urgently needed to treat secondary bacterial infections. However, the U.S. faced a potential shortage, since the key materials for azithromycin and other drugs are supplied by China.

We should have never allowed ourselves to become so dependent on one of our primary global rivals.

All of the experts could see a scenario like this coming, but nothing was ever done. Two years ago, there was a major article about this in the New York Times…

“If China shut the door on exports of core components to make our medicines, within months our pharmacy shelves would become bare and our health care system would cease to function,” said Rosemary Gibson, a senior adviser with the Hastings Center and an author of “China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine.”

Read that quote again.

If this thing with Taiwan gets out of control and we go to war, our health care system “would cease to function” for the duration of such a conflict.

So what would we do then?

Does anyone out there have an answer for that?

If people can’t get their pills, many of them will go absolutely insane. Never has there been a population that is more dependent on pharmaceutical drugs than we are…

Almost 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication, and more than half take at least two, according to a new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. The most common prescriptions are for antibiotics, antidepressants and opioid painkillers.

One-fifth of Americans are taking five or more prescription drugs, CBS Atlanta reports.

As I have been warning for years, a full-blown war with China would be absolutely unthinkable.

But our leaders are provoking one anyway.

I wish that I had the words to express what I am feeling.

We are so close to a truly cataclysmic conflict, and if it happens it will be far more horrifying than any Hollywood movie studio could ever imagine.


"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861
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We must avoid a war with the Chi-Com Gooks because it would quickly go nuclear. The Chi-Coms would be glad if half their population was wiped out in a nuclear war but a nuclear war would destroy the US.

US should start manufacturing everything here, stop imports, and watch the Chi-Com's economy collapse. Antibiotics, all pharmaceuticals, and all goods can be manufactured here. Our high tech weapons need chips and they should all be manufactured here in case of war.

If the crazies can't function without their dope prescriptions then lock them up in sanatoriums like they were in the 1800's and put them to work growing food; it would reduce the Prozac prodigy school shootings.

The Demorats want a war with the Chi-Coms and they would quickly surrender to the Chi-Com Gooks. Let's not give the Demorats the kind of reset they want. Let's give them a reset to pre-1981 before Nixon opened idiotic trade with the damn Chi-Com Gooks.

Screw the Chi-Coms and screw the Democrats. America can be made great again. We need to be like Switzerland and leave the rest of the world alone. We need to stop all foreign aide and put that money into manufacturing, defense, weapons development, and securing our borders with a wall and a 500 yard no man's land with sniper towers.


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After decades of their 1 child policy, paired with abortions after ultrasounds to kill baby girls… Red China has an estimated 300million more military aged men than women of the same age. This means that they could statistically have a war that sees 400million men die, and it would not see their birth rate drop! Some in China propose that it would actually help alleviate a lot of societal pressures caused by this imbalance.

A county that size with as strong a military as they have, with “nothing to loose” is a scary thought.


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In the article below I think Mike Adams is being too optimistic becasue his wife is from Taiwan. China would not loose if Russia uses an EMP weapon on us of if Russia nukes us first.

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ANALYSIS: Why China LOSES any escalation involving Taiwan and the United States Navy

Thursday, August 04, 2022 by: Mike Adams
https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-08...escalation-involving-taiwan-us-navy.html

In reaction to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the independent island nation of Taiwan, communist China is having a bitchfit and launching missiles with flight paths over Taiwan while all but surrounding the island nation with live fire naval and air exercises. According to China, this is all part of the CCP’s “reunification” plan to take Taiwan under control of the CCP, using military force to achieve its goals.

Taiwan is a key strategic supplier of 2nm microchips to western nations, providing critical components to Apple, weapons manufacturers, navigation, transportation and telecommunications industries. Without Taiwan’s steady supply of microchips (and other goods manufactured in Taiwan), western economies would face devastating economic consequences. For this reason, Taiwan holds strategic value for the western world that is far higher in the “critical infrastructure” hierarchy than Ukraine.

Should China choose to blockade or attack Taiwan, the likely counterattack by western allies would involve not just Taiwan, but also Japan, South Korea, Australia, the United States, the UK, Germany and other western nations.
Russia dominates ground warfare, but the USA dominates maritime force

As I detail in today’s Situation Update podcast (below), Russia is formidable when it comes to ground warfare. Russian artillery, Iskander missiles, tactical nuclear missiles and other ground-based systems are the best and most effective in the world. But when it comes to maritime conflict, the United States Navy is irrefutably unrivaled.
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The US Navy operates 11 aircraft carriers and 9 helo carriers, whereas Russia has but one carrier and China has only 2 aircraft carriers and 1 helo carrier. China’s Liaoning carrier was purchased from Ukraine in 1998 and is an old Soviet design, which was re-engineered with Chinese technology (largely stolen from the USA) and finally made combat ready after 14 years of retrofitting. The Liaoning is not considered by naval experts to be any real challenge to a Nimitz-class U.S. carrier.

China’s second carrier is the Shandong, a more modern carrier launched sometime around 2020. Even though it is a step up from the Liaoning, it is no match for US Nimitz-class or Ford-class carriers.

Currently in the area of Taiwan are three US carriers (and accompanying strike force groups): The USS America (a helo carrier), USS Tripoli (another helo carrier) and USS Ronald Reagan (a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier). The USS Abraham Lincoln is currently in the Hawaiian island area and is within reasonable reaction distance to Taiwan, if things go hot.

US Nimitz-class and new Ford-class carriers are by far the largest, most heavily armed and most capable warships in the world. Each one holds around 6,000 crew (including officers) and is powered by redundant nuclear power plants that allow the ships to run for 20 years without refueling. (This is an astonishing but true fact. They don’t use diesel fuel, they run entirely on nuclear energy.)

The US Navy’s Carrier Strike Groups (CSGs) are fully capable of defending against incoming missiles of all types, although we don’t yet know the final answer on China’s hypersonic missile capabilities vs. US carrier anti-missile defenses. Those details are likely classified.

China, of course, has plenty of land-based nuclear missiles, and the only real way China could stop the US Navy is to detonate nuclear missiles at altitude, over US carriers (if they could even gain access to that area).
China is vulnerable to Taiwan’s missiles as well as the US Navy’s firepower

Taiwan, meanwhile, has ground-based missile systems that can take out the Three Gorges Dam in China, which would plunge China’s economy into collapse, lead to mass flooding and starvation, and possibly even help topple the Xi Jinping regime due to social unrest and mass uprisings that would take place over subsequent months.

On top of all this, the US Navy has nuclear-capable submarines with ocean-launched ICBMs that can destroy entire cities such as Beijing.

Thus, anything China wants to threaten to use against Taiwan or the US Navy, allied forces can threaten back at a much larger scale. Any escalation by China, it turns out, will only result in China paying a very heavy price.

For example, if China attempts to attack a US aircraft carrier, the US Navy may respond by sinking one of China’s two existing carriers. Should China lose a carrier, this would have devastating consequences for China’s international reputation, and it would show that the US is fully capable of throwing its weight around, even far from home ports.

Here’s a partial infographic showing the capabilities of the new Ford-class aircraft carriers now being constructed for the US Navy:

Why the US is trying to provoke a war with China

Given the disastrous US pullout from Afghanistan under traitor-in-chief Joe Biden, the United States currently suffers from a catastrophic loss of reputation in terms of its military capabilities. This is influencing many nations around the world seeking to move away from the petro dollar and embrace the BRICS nations alternate monetary system, spearheaded by China and Russia. In order to reshape America’s standing among the international community, the United States needs to achieve victory in a significant military conflict that sends the message that America can still dictate terms to the world.

Put another way, defending the petro dollar status — which is what allows the Federal Reserve to print more money and export inflation around the world — requires the United States of America to be “credible” in its projection of power around the world. If the US military can’t win military conflicts, then the world loses faith in the dollar currency.

For this reason, we believe, Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was designed to provoke a military escalation from China in order to justify US entering a war with China.

Right now, the US almost seems to be taunting China into a provocation, hoping that China will lash out in a reckless way that will justify America’s heavy-handed response that could either sink a Chinese carrier or achieve some other highly visible defeat of China’s military.

Notably, China has a massive military in terms of ground personnel, but even if you have 100 million armed soldiers on land, that does absolutely nothing to alter the conflict on the high seas. Thus, America’s Navy maintains key advantages when the conflict can be waged in the oceans rather than on land. Taiwan’s existence as an independent island nation means that if China hopes to take Taiwan, they must engage in naval warfare first, presenting a nearly impossible barrier to the taking of Taiwan, unless the US Navy abandons the defense of Taiwan.
China would prefer to weaken America through unrestricted warfare, and topple America from within

This is why China’s key strategy in global warfare is to first take down the United States of America. This is in the process of being accomplished through:

CCP infiltation of the establishment media in the United States (Reuters, AP, NYT, WashPost, etc., are all puppets of the CCP, and many of them take money directly from the CCP to run pro-China propaganda disguised as news).
CCP blackmailing of the Biden regime due to Hunter Biden’s laptop evidence involving under-age, trafficked Chinese prostitutes.
CCP infiltration of academia, now abundantly evident in the libtard class of school teachers and college professors becoming full-blown Marxists.
The development biological weapons via gain-of-function research, even in collusion with corrupt, treasonous US operatives (Anthony Fauci, the NIH, the NIAID, etc.) in order to achieve economic destabilization and depopulation.
CCP bribery of US governors such as Newsom, who has received billions of dollars in illicit kickbacks from the CCP via money laundering operations disguised as PPE purchases for covid. GOP governors are also on China’s payroll. (Georgia, anyone?)
CCP control of Big Tech and censorship of anti-CCP content in the United States.
CCP ownership and control of pop culture, such as the CCP owning or influencing nearly all of Hollywood and the entertainment industry.
Pushing LGBT themes, transgenderism, grooming, pedophilia and other twisted perversions on the US population while specifically prohibiting such expressions in China itself.
Colluding with Mexican drug cartels to smuggle fentanyl into the United States via the open southern border, taking the lives of over 60,000 young, military-aged American males each year due to overdose and substance abuse.
CCP sabotage operations targeting the US economy and fiat currency system. Port lockdowns in China, for example, weaken the US supply chain and are causing havoc among US retailers such as Amazon and Walmart. Amazon just clocked a $2 billion loss for the second quarter, and Walmart has just fired hundreds of top executives.
CCP infiltration of America’s telecommunications infrastructure (Huawei) and cyber systems in order to establish cyber dominance and backdoor access to take down key infrastructure components at will.

Why China has been forced to accelerate its schedule

This process of taking down the USA via infiltration, cultural warfare, financial warfare and bioweapons takes time, of course. Thus, China’s preferred strategy in all this was to wait another several years for America to become weak (and divided) while China produced more aircraft carriers. However, this timeline has been accelerated against China’s wishes. The accelerating has been caused by:

Trump’s highly effective trade war against China, involving tariffs and trade restrictions that, predictably, Joe Biden is rolling back in China’s favor.
The fact that Joe Biden’s time in the Oval Office is quickly coming to an end. Once Biden is removed (by whatever means), China loses key leverage against the Biden Crime Family, over which China has enormous quantities of blackmail material.
China’s own collapsing domestic economy (Evergrande and Ponzi property developer collapse, bank bail-ins, domestic uprisings against property developers and banks, etc.) is driving the CCP into a corner where they need a war in order to quell rising domestic unrest and financial instability. China is mired in debt, and much of the Chinese economy has been built on a Ponzi scheme.

Thus, China appears to be forced to accelerate its attack against the United States, bringing it forward from 2035 into the current year, 2022. As we have previously reported, leaked audio from Chinese generals reveals that China is in the process right now of loading maritime ships (both military and merchant ships) in preparation for a very large-scale assault to take place seemingly within just a matter of months. This also explains why China just announced another lockdown of one million people, stemming from four “positive” cases of asymptomatic covid. These lockdowns have nothing to do with public health; they are designed to clear the streets and allow massive military movements involving equipment and personnel, loading transport ships and repositioning domestic military equipment in preparation for war.

In have interviewed JR Nyquist, Dr. Yen Li-Meng and whistleblower Jennifer Zhang on these issues and more. (See my interview video channel here on Brighteon.com.) According to the best and most credible information we have right now, China is gearing up for an attack on the continental United States.
China’s real military strategy is now being revealed right out in the open

As I have repeatedly stated in podcasts, China is unlikely to assault Taiwan with amphibious landings. Rather, China is going to blockade Taiwan with naval and air forces. In fact, this blockade has now begun.

The real attack by China will likely target the continental United States, with beach landings in California, coordinated with treasonous CCP puppet Gavin Newsom. Once Chinese troops land on the beaches, they will seize California’s ports and dock larger military transport vessels to unload tanks, artillery and other land-based military equipment that will serve the PLA’s invasion and occupation of America’s western states (at least, that’s the plan).

Understand that Gavin Newsom’s effort to criminalize AR-15s and other rifles in California serves a dual purpose: He wants to make sure armed California citizens can’t fight back against the impending Chinese invasion.

How will China make it to the West Coast of America with all these ships? Many will be disguised as merchant vessels and container ships. Parked offshore, containers outfitted with medium-range tactical nuclear missiles can open up and fire these missiles at strategic targets inside CONUS, such as California’s National Guard bases, hydroelectric dams, railroads, power stations and other critical infrastructure.

The US Navy, meanwhile, will likely be given a stand down order by treasonous Pentagon officials who are following orders from Joe Biden, a fake president run by the CCP via blackmail leverage. It will be up to individual Navy commanders to break ties with the treasonous “woke” Pentagon and defend America against China’s invasion force, even at the risk of being fired upon by other US vessels who are following orders from the swamp. Thus, the risk of a US military civil war is very real and quite high. China is counting on this, knowing that Joe Biden would authorize the use of nuclear missile strikes against US Carrier Strike Groups that do not obey orders to stand down.

This is why “white hats” in the US military must immediately arrest all traitors, including fake president Joe Biden and the entire cabal of Democrats who rigged the 2020 election in order to put themselves in precisely this position where the United States of America could be successfully invaded and occupied by China. All the Democrats who participated in the election rigging of 2020 — from the lowest-level local Democrat mule to the highest-level operative — must be arrested and charged with wartime treason.
What happens if China lands troops in California?

Once China lands troops in California and unloads heavy military equipment via California ports, it will be up to armed citizens to wage guerilla warfare against an invading enemy in order to save America from being overrun. This will be made extremely difficult by the fact that the US military, under orders from treasonous Biden, has sent the vast majority of anti-tank weapons, artillery weapons and other military resources to Ukraine. These various munitions are in low supply and cannot be manufactured by the United States in any sort of timely basis due to the fact that America’s industrial might has long since been offshored to countries like China. Thus, Russia’s Special Military Operation against Ukraine achieved a key strategic goal of occupying America’s military resources in the Ukraine theater of war, making America extremely vulnerable to an invasion by China.

Once the invasion begins, California will fall quickly, and Chinese forces will push eastward, ultimately hoping to seize the fertile farmlands of the Midwest in order to produce abundant food supplies for the Chinese people. (China is currently unable to produce enough food to feed its population and must import the food from other countries.) As part of this goal, China intends to execute every living American, including those who went along with China’s invasion. China’s admitted goal, in other words, is full-scale genocide.

In this scenario, the United States of America will be fighting a determined, domestic guerilla war against both occupying enemy forces and the treasonous, rogue US government which will unleash US military troops against the American people in order to aid the communist Chinese. This is why the woke Pentagon is rapidly purging Christians, patriots and Trump supporters from the ranks of the military. When the Pentagon orders the military to start executing American citizens on American soil, they need to make sure all the remaining troops will say, “Yes sir!” and carry out the executions on command.

Understand that the Biden regime will be working alongside communist China to overrun CONUS and execute all Americans on sight. This plan has been in place long before Obama was placed into power, by the way.
This can all be stopped, but it would require removing the traitors from power

The above scenario describes where things are headed if they stay on the present course. This course can be altered, but any such alteration would require removing the traitors from power in the United States federal government. This includes treasonous actors in the US State Department and the DOJ. The coming mid-terms, should Republicans win a majority in the House, could be a turning point which might avert the worst case scenario. However, it’s now rather obvious that Democrats are trying to start World War III before the midterm elections so that they can suspend the elections, declare military control over the entire country, and maintain an authoritarian military dictatorship for years to come.

Joe Biden’s deliberate takedown of America’s food infrastructure and energy infrastructure is all part of the engineered takedown of America. Everything is proceeding according to plan.

In summary, the Democrats have already come to realize that if they allow democracy to function, they lose power because most of their ideas are abhorrent to the American people, and their economic policies are catastrophic. The only way the Democrats can maintain power is to suspend elections, start a war, declare an emergency and use the cover of that emergency to carry out targeted assassinations and arrests of patriots, conservatives, Christians, gun owners, dissidents and anyone else they find sufficiently annoying to the regime.

The FEMA camps are very real. The illegitimate occupying Biden crime cartel plans to commit genocide against the American people and turn over the country to the communist Chinese.

This is the reality we’re all facing under the tyranny of the Biden regime and Biden’s controllers (Obama and key globalists).

URGENT: Download my free audio books on survival and prepping (see links below) to get prepared for what’s coming. All these audiobooks are free, and the download includes printable PDF transcripts with large font sizes for the hearing impaired and visually impaired.

I detail all this and much more in today’s Situation Update podcast via Brighteon.com:

Brighteon.com/15114c3a-9674-4bd9-b37c-f19b1fd2793a


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China Sanctions Pelosi, Halts US Talks Including Military Ties, As Jets Breach Taiwan Median Line

Via Zero Hedge

China has begun its retaliation against Washington by announcing Friday the cancelation of a series of meetings with the United States, namely the suspension of issues it was working bilaterally with the US on, including related to military dialogue, climate change and anti-drug projects. Most important among these at a moment Washington has expressed concern that “the risk of a mistake could actually lead to some sort of conflict” (in John Kirby’s words Thursday) – is the cancelation of military ties.

This comes in addition to unveiling undefined sanctions against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the “egregious provocation” of her overnight trip to Taiwan earlier in the week, which saw China immediately respond with ongoing live fire drills which have surrounded the self-ruled island, as well as ballistic missile firings in the vicinity.

The foreign ministry said in a statement, “In disregard of China’s strong opposition and serious representations, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visited China’s Taiwan region,” and announced the following countermeasures in response:

Canceling China-U.S. Theater Commanders Talk.
Canceling China-U.S. Defense Policy Coordination Talks (DPCT).
Canceling China-U.S. Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) meetings.
Suspending China-U.S. cooperation on the repatriation of illegal immigrants.
Suspending China-U.S. cooperation on legal assistance in criminal matters.
Suspending China-U.S. cooperation against transnational crimes.
Suspending China-U.S. counternarcotics cooperation.
Suspending China-U.S. talks on climate change.


Among the most directly threatening actions thus far has been the PLA military firing ballistic missiles over Taiwan; however, which Taipei on Wednesday refused to confirm actually flew directly over the island, despite many international reports reporting such.

Meanwhile, on climate “dialogue”…

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Literally hundreds of Chinse military aircraft and ships have also buzzed or breach Taiwan-claimed airspace and waters at this point, as the largest drills in recent history have continued to ramp up. After Beijing declared the “median line” has practically ceased to exist, dozens of aircraft have since crossed over what conventionally demarcated territorial waters of the democratic-run island.

Taiwan said in a defense ministry statement that about 20 Chinese military aircraft briefly cross the Taiwan median line on Friday morning, according to Reuters.

Pelosi while in Japan on Friday, the last stop of her Asia tour, said “The Chinese made their strikes, probably using our visit as an excuse.” She added: “They may try to keep Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places but they will not isolate Taiwan. They are not doing our traveling schedule, the Chinese government is not doing that.”

She then underscored the US won’t let China isolate Taiwan, stressing, “We had high-level visits, senators in the spring, the bi-partisan way, continuing visits, and we will not allow them to isolate Taiwan.”

This is similar to US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby’s assessment given Thursday, wherein he charged Beijing with overreacting. “We condemn these actions, which are irresponsible and at odds with our long-standing goal of maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and in the region,” Kirby told reporters at a White House briefing. “China has chosen to overreact and use the speaker’s visit as a pretext to increase provocative military activity in and around the Taiwan Strait.”





Australia Blasts China's Taiwan Drills As "Disproportionate & Destabilizing" - Warns Of Miscalculation

by Tyler Durden
Friday, Aug 05, 2022 - 08:00 PM

The United States' closest regional partner and member of the "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing relationship Australia on Friday condemned China's "destabilizing" actions in holding live fire drills surrounding Taiwan, most importantly the launching of ballistic missiles over the island.

"These exercises are disproportionate and destabilizing," Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said in a statement on Friday. "This is a serious matter for the region, including for our close strategic partner, Japan," she added in reference to the "Quad" group, which in addition to the US, Australia and Japan includes the large economy of India.

While also condemning the largest PLA exercises in recent history, Canberra’s foreign minister highlighted that the launching of mid-range missiles into waters off Taiwan is "disproportionate," and urged for "restraint and de-escalation" on the part of Beijing.

"Australia is deeply concerned about the launch of ballistic missiles by China into waters around Taiwan’s coastline," Wong said. She further echoed Thursday words of White House NSC spokesman John Kirby which warned of the possibility of "miscalculation".

"Australia shares the region’s concerns about this escalating military activity, especially the risks of miscalculation," she said. The day prior, Kirby stressed in a White House briefing, "One of the things that’s troublesome about exercises like this or missile launches like this is the risk of calculation, the risk of a mistake that could actually lead to some sort of conflict."

This after announcing that the USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group will stay in waters near Taiwan for longer than expected in response to the Chinese PLA drills.

Importantly, the Australian top diplomat further underscored that Canberra won't back a "unilateral change of status quo" across the Taiwan Strait and that it remains committed to the Once China principle.

However, China has been questioning the commitment of the US and its allies, particularly given US weapons transfers to Taiwan, which Washington has stressed are "defensive" and don't constitute a threat to the mainland.

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"The time for war has not yet come, but it will come and that soon, and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." Gen. T.J. Jackson, March 1861

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