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OLYMPIA, WA- Law Enforcement Today has reported several times on the increasing threat posed by China to the United States. The fact that threat has been exacerbated by help from some in government in the United States makes that threat even more egregious.
As has been previously reported, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will be partially, if not mostly responsible if China is able to strike the United States with any type of missiles.
The ability of China to improve its rocket technology can be laid at the feet of people such as Inslee.
As reported in Reuters in 2019:
“China’s powerful military is considered to be a master at concealing its intentions. But there is no secret about how it plans to destroy American aircraft carriers if rivalry becomes war,” a special report read.
“Under Xi Jinping, Beijing has elevated its missile forces to a point where many rockets in the Chinese arsenal now rival or outperform those of the United States,” a subhead to the report, “New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China,” it read.
“This dramatic shift could render American carriers—the backbone of U.S. military supremacy—obsolete in a conflict with China.”
The article detailed how the Chinese had elevated their ballistic weapons program, mostly through the use of rocket technology, through what is known as the Rocket Force.
The unit, which had been kept under wraps when it was known as the Second Artillery Corps suddenly was highlighted in China’s efforts to compete with the U.S.
According to Reuters, “the Rocket Force’s latest nuclear and conventional missiles have played a starring role at some of the biggest military parades held in the Communist era.”
This brings us to Inslee, who amazingly had a brief flirtation with running for president in 2020.
Inslee was one of the leading political hacks who was schmoozing Xi Jinping with the promise of actually helping China to do business with Washington State, touting its ability to help with rocket technology. You literally cannot make this up.
In 2015, Inslee was speaking to Chinese state-owned TV network GGTN whereby he said:
“We’re emphasizing the positive by brining potential venture capital for China to grow business here, to create jobs in my state.
We’re emphasizing the possibly by opening up markets for companies that I have today that provide some high-tech services…we have a company here that provides IT services to Chinese aerospace companies, for instance.”
Then, the conversation got interesting when Inslee was asked why Chinese companies should do business in his state:
“Because of our growth in computer science, we now have biotechnology, bioinformatics, aerospace, rocketry, global health, video gaming.
And what we’re finding we’re reaching critical mass where those industries are giving you a portfolio of intellectual talent that’s really unsurpassed.” [emphasis added]
Inslee was in fact giddy in his zeal to attract Chinese companies to do business with Washington State:
“So if you’re a young entrepreneur in China, you’re looking for a good place to do business and build a new technology company, boy I tell ya, I’d come here and take a really good look at Washington and they can give me a call!”
While the basis of this information is old, it has been given additional importance now, as China (and Russia) are in the midst of upping their aggressive rhetoric toward the West.
None of this was lost on former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who earlier this year warned that China was attempting to use U.S. governors and other political operatives to their own benefit.
He specifically mentioned the National Governors Association. Pompeo’s warning is noted below from a previous report in Law Enforcement Today.
In fact, Law Enforcement Today last year reported on Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who has long-standing ties to Chinese communist groups.
Meanwhile, as Inslee was tripping over himself sucking up to the Red Chinese, they were actively in the midst of developing missile systems to take out our aircraft carriers. Also from Reuters:
“Many of these [new Chinese] missiles are specifically designed to attack the aircraft carriers and bases that form the backbone of U.S. military dominance in the region and which for decades have protected allies including Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
“Across almost all categories of these weapons, based on land, loaded on strike aircraft, or deployed on warships and submarines, China’s missiles rival or outperform their counterparts in the armories of the United States and its allies, according to current and former U.S. military officers with knowledge of PLA [People’s Liberation Army] test launches, Taiwanese and Chinese military analysts, and technical specifications published in China’s state-controlled media.” [emphasis added by source]
Inslee’s outright courting of China while touting his state’s prowess in rocketry would normally raise alarm bells amongst the media, however they have remained strangely silent on the topic.
It’s odd that the media has remained silent as Inslee pushes Washington State’s advances in such technology even as China was building up its military for the sole purpose of crushing the United States.
In fact, China has used Inslee’s words in the GGTN interview to tweak those who support former President Trump’s USA first philosophy:
“No matter what [former] U.S. President Donald Trump may say or tweet about China, bilateral trade will advance. CGTN’s Wang Guan has interviewed Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State on China-U.S. trade ties.
‘Both nations and the (Washington) state have great things happening to our communities. The fact that we can sell Boeing planes and Microsoft software and intellectual property to China is great and that has helped’ said Inslee.”
In another YouTube video from China, they push Inslee as an alternative to anti-China Americans:
“Since Donald Trump took over as U.S. president, he has taken a hard stance against China over trade issues. However, that is not the only voice the country has sent. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee shared a different opinion in an interview with CGTN’s Wang Guan.”
Inslee has long acted as a cheerleader for the Communist Chinese regime, with a 2013 interview with Chinese state-owned newspaper China Daily showing the level to which Inslee sucks up to the communists:
“China is such a dynamic country and we have such potential to work together, our state and China, multiple cities and various industries in China.
And the sky’s the limit on the working relationship that we can have. And we feel that our trading relationship has a lot of room for growth.
“We are developing very high-level new technologies in multiple sectors here. It’s not just aerospace, it’s not just software…we want to look for ways to maximize our market opportunities in that regard.”
In fact, Inslee appears on CGTN so often he should probably have his own program:
“About two hours ago, I was on the streets of downtown Seattle here and a fellow I’ve known in the trade community came up and said, ‘Hey we’re opening a, we have a multi-hundred-million-dollar investment coming from China that we’re gonna announce in a few weeks in the biofuels space’ that will be an investment from China in our biofuels industry opportunities in the state of Washington.
So it’s great when you can be walking down a sidewalk and hear about an investment opportunity from China…we’re excited about that opportunity.”
Inslee is clearly not interested in the welfare of the United States, only his ability to use China’s investment as a cudgel to further his own political interests.
He appears to have now concern whatsoever about the existential threat China poses to our nation. As the Reuters report read:
“The threat from China’s new missiles, along with rapidly increasing numbers of PLA navy submarines, means warships from the United States and other foreign navies now patrol hesitantly and infrequently in some key waterways close to the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, according to serving American officials and veterans of U.S. Navy operations in Asia.”
Meanwhile, Inslee told CGTN in 2017:
“We sell everything from popcorn to airplanes,” he gushed.
Maybe when China launches nukes toward the U.S. someday, they’ll bypass Everett, Washington, home of Boeing. Then again, probably not.
For our previous report on former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning that the enemies are “inside the gates,” we invite you to:
WASHINGTON, DC- One of the greatest losses the American people will suffer next week when Biden is sworn in as president is the loss of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State.
Pompeo has been one of the true shining stars in the four years of the Trump administration. On Friday, Pompeo warned Republican lawmakers that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is “inside the gates.”
As the Epoch Times reported, when Ronald Reagan was president, in speaking to the Soviet Union Reagan always warned Americans that we should “trust, but verify.” For Pompeo, the saying is similar, but starkly different; “Distrust and verify.”
In a meeting with the conservative Republican Study Committee, Mr. Pompeo said that as a former lawmaker he has always been aware of the threat imposed by China upon the United States, however did not appreciate “the scope and the scale and the nature” of how close the threat was until he became CIA director, Breitbart News reported.
“This fight is inside the gates today…Containing where they are today leaves them in our institutions of higher learning. It leaves them in our high schools; it leaves them in our PTA groups.
It leaves them inside our city councils and our state legislatures all across America. This is a deep effort that has been going on for 50 years. Republicans and Democrats alike refuse to deal with it, and we started to and did,” he said.
“We not only got it right, and frankly, I think there is some bipartisan basis, I hope, that we can continue to get this right,” he added.
Unfortunately, Biden will not be anywhere near as tough on China and has in the past dismissed the threat that China poses to the United States. There is also the issue of possible business ties between members of his family and the CCP, as we have previously reported on.
There is also the issue of Congressional Democrats refusing to address the Chinese threats. Even when it was discovered that Rep. Eric Swallwell (D-CA) had an affair with a Chinese spy, he still sits on the House Intelligence Committee and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has shown no interest in removing him from that spot.
The United States has been aware of the danger the CCP poses to our country, Pompeo noted going all the way back to Tiananmen Square. Yet despite knowing how such regimes have operated throughout history, the United States ignored it.
Pompeo identified Chinese oppression of Muslim Uyghurs in the western part of China, how they treated Tibetans in the past, and the current oppression of people in Mongolia and northern China. He noted the oppression of religious minorities throughout the country.
Pompeo said that the Trump administration had worked to build an enormous coalition” with numerous countries, including India, Australia, Japan and South Korea, as well as some parts of Europe in order to oppose Chinese influence and global spread. Pompeo noted that 120 international telecommunications companies have refused to incorporate any Chinese technology in their systems.
“This is about the West and our ideas. This is not the United States versus China, and we have to get this right, and we need partners and friends to do it,” he said.
“A substantial number of international businesses have seen the political risk in China as different from what they thought it was three or four years ago…This is a place that has fundamentally shifted under Xi Jinping in a way that is different from the Chinese Communist Party of even 20 years ago.”
Mr. Pompeo further told the group that while it would be a financial dost to push back against the CCP regime, it is important for lawmakers to be upfront with their constituents as to the risk of continuing to do business with the communist regime.
“You all need to remind everyone that if your kids and grandkids desire to live in a Western society, one that is not dominated by Chinese telecommunications infrastructure, and Chinese ideas and philosophies that come from the East that are very different from the rule of law and basic human dignity that we have, then there’s going to be some cost attached to that,” Pompeo continued.
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Pompeo complained that for over 50 years, people refused to push back on the Chinese, taking advantage of “cheap stuff” and that Americans felt they “could have it all.” Businesses felt that they could get off cheap by outsourcing jobs to China in order to take advantage of cheap labor.
“We can allow them to do this; don’t worry [about] the leverage they gain from having these enormous supply chains. By the way, put TikTok on your phone, no worries.”
Pompeo noted that there was a failure to warn people that by putting Chinese apps such as TikTok on cell phones, “your children’s most private personal information is in the hands of some really, really bad actors that mean ready ill for America.”
He continued that while the information may only be stored “in the clouds or the hard drive for a while, may not put it to use, but collectively, the data set that they develop will be used in a way that puts our young men and women at risk and puts American freedom at risk,” Pompeo said.
Pompeo also admonished the group to stand up to China, while saying that India had banned about 300 apps from China, and within two months there were replacements for more than half of them.
“”They aren’t ten feet tall. They have enormous challenges. And we need to go use the tools that we have, the power that we have, to impose real costs on them in a way that will shape their behavior, in a way that reflects the understanding that we have about how the West must win, and how the United States must protect its own,” Pompeo continued.
Pompeo said that in his ten years in national public service, six years in Congress and four years serving the Trump administration, putting trust in anything coming out of China is, in his words “folly.”
“They’ve broken promise after promise after promise, not just promises to the United States, promises to the world, promises to the people of Hong Kong, promises to their own people in mainland China, a promise to President Obama that says they wouldn’t militarize the South China Sea.”
Speaking about the Wuhan China virus, Pompeo noted the fact that China still has not allowed the World Health Organization to begin its investigation into the origins of the virus, although sources this week say that may be forthcoming soon.
Pompeo said the CCP regime had been promising they would allow investigators to look into the origins of the virus for quite some time.
Pompeo wouldn’t address the possibility that the release of the virus may have been tied into the presidential election, noting that he “can’t say much” and the intelligence community would need to “complete their work and issue their report as appropriate.”
Pompeo noted that Chinese diplomats in the United States are not engaged with behavior consistent with what diplomats are supposed to do and highlighted the closing of the Chinese consulate in Houston. He warned that the American people “need to be on guard.”
“…the Chinese Communist Party is not acting in a way that is in America’s interest. And the leadership of the United States has to be very clear with the American people about that.”
Guessing Biden won’t be all that interested in doing that.
Pompeo finished his remarks:
“It goes back, it reminds us of the greatness of America and how smart and capable our Founders were and why that is so central to the successes that our nation has had. These rights matter. If all rights, if everything becomes a right, our foreign policy can be delivered in a way that is principled. And I wanted to get us back to that tradition.”
The next time you hear about American greatness from Biden or any Democrat will be the first time.
Secretary Pompeo, we are going to miss you.
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