The U.S. has identified the exact locations in Iran from which more than 20 drones and cruise missiles were launched against the Saudi oil facilities, CBS reported on Tuesday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is visiting Saudi Arabia on Wednesday described the raids on the refineries as an “act of war” by Iran.
When Tehran repeatedly denies the allegation, any sensible brain would think of the Chinese Communist regime as the “culprit” behind the planning. That is why President Donald Trump has not ordered an immediate military retaliation.
Instead, the President is tightening its economic sanctions as he announced on Wednesday, “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!”
Also on Wednesday, the President appointed his new national security adviser. Trump tweeted, “I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O’Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor. I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!”
Robert O’Brien has a legal background although he served the military for some period and works as a successful hostage negotiator. O’Brien stresses the importance of Taiwan in confronting Communist China as revealed in his books. With the new appointment, we are expecting him to focus more on economic measures than military means against the communist regime of China in the future.
Senator Marco Rubio tweeted right after the appointment, “Robert O’Brien is a very good choice. His experience in hostage affairs, promoting rule of law in Afghanistan & the U.S. Army Reserve position him to provide valuable strategic & tactical advice to @POTUS & our defense and diplomatic agencies. I look forward to working with him.”
Rubio said the situation with Iran is a very serious matter. He clearly tells that the Chinese Communist Party is behind the drone attacks and Trump’s administration is clear to focus on the CCP instead of Iran.
On September 17, Marco Rubio co-chaired the hearing on the situation of Hong Kong. He said, “The embrace of Hong Kong’s struggle is the embrace of the idea that America should never hesitate to say that democracy and liberty is morally superior to autocracy & totalitarianism. Dictators aren’t passive therefore we can’t afford to be passive.”
Rubio said in his latest tweet, “I suspect China’s Communist Party next move, under the guise of ‘reform’ will be to try & impose a Macau style system of government in Hong Kong, one that allows them to directly control the judicial system as they please.”
House speaker Nancy Pelosi, while meeting the Hong Kong activists in Washington, raised her support for the Hong Kongers.
“If we do not speak up because of commercial interests in support of human rights in China, we lose all moral authority to speak up for them any other place in the world,” Pelosi said.
As the plight of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters took center stage at the hearing of the House of Representatives, Republican Senator Todd Young said in his tweet, “We cannot allow Beijing’s communists to take advantage of Hong Kong’s economic prosperity while systematically undermining their rights and eradicating their political identity.”
The Senator said at the hearing that China’s rulers may style themselves as “communist” but that they “are really fascist in behavior.”
General Robert Spalding responded, “Well said – they are fascists!” and we should also say, “The CCP will not tolerate Americans who speak their mind!”
The general said that “China has made strides in developing new classes of munitions that the United States has abrogated since the end of the Cold War; and much of the press coverage focuses on the PLA’s ability to launch a sudden, devastating missile strike against vulnerable US bases in the region, but Chinese advances are across the military spectrum: ships, fighters, bombers, submarines, space, cyber.”
As the U.S. is weighing on tougher actions against Communist China ahead of more trade talks and the 70 years anniversary of the Chinese Communist Regime on October first, the day seen by many as a time for mourning, the majority of 1.4 billion Chinese people including fellow Hong Kongers are expecting the pass of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and sanctions against members of the CCP leadership as well as the Hong Kong government. That could be the greatest gift to the 70s anniversary “celebration”!
As to what actions to be taken, General Spalding has suggested, “So, you have to ask – Why no sanctions on Chinese companies or banks? Why do the rules apply to some bad actors, but not all? Who’s interest are we protecting when we allow the CCP to take advantage of the American people?”
Two days ago, in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Democratic leader Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton ask the Commission to review licenses that give China Telecom and China Unicom the right to use networks in the US amid espionage concerns.
Ridiculously, the CCP government, unable to do anything to counter the U.S. sanctions, thinks of punishing its own citizens and overseas Chinese people as a retaliation.
Two young Chinese Americans, Victor and Cynthia Liu, are trapped in China, increasingly desperate and despondent because Chinese authorities have blocked them from leaving the country, according to USA today.
General Spalding said, “This shows how the CCP thinks they own all Chinese whether citizens of the PRC or not.”
Everything is just beginning.
By Cloudy Seagail