Welcome to JN. I’m Kimberly Rogers-Brown. In this week’s news, Russia has moved troops to southern Syria close to the Israel and Jordan borders. China is a bigger threat to the United States than anyone truly knows, including our own intelligence agencies, according to one report this week. But first – Iran and Oman got cozy this week. Find out why?
The winds of war are blowing increasingly harder between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which is destabilizing the current Persian Gulf alliances. Making matters worse is the economic situation in Saudi Arabia.
These internal crises are causing some angst in the West because these problems could lead to a new “Arab Spring” in which some of the Gulf monarchies might fall. The main winner would be Tehran, for which the current crisis, along with the boycott imposed on Qatar has opened a path to a takeover of Bahrain by Iran. And Iran has already, in effect, taken over Baghdad, Iraq, Damascus in Syria, Beirut, Lebanon and Sana’a, Yemen.
These are strategic capitals of the Middle East for both the United States and Saudi Arabia. Iran’s presence in Sana’a, Yemen, is particularly troubling for Saudi Arabia because that country sits completely across the Saudi southern border. When Iran attacks Saudi Arabia from the north, it will also be able to attack from Yemen. In other words, Saudi Arabia is the meat in Iran’s sandwich.
The House of Saud is in trouble especially if the royals intend to fight any kind of war. Not only is Saudi Arabia’s military lacking, but the Saudi economy has seen an unprecedented deterioration in recent years. Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest importer of defense equipment but has negligible arms production or exports. So, trying to fix their economy by having a war won’t work. The most that Saudi Arabia can do is to make alliances and try to keep them together. Arab nations pump money into their allies’ economy from time to time.
Furthermore, the continued decline of oil prices in world markets, the massive assistance to Egypt since the July 2013 takeover by Abdel Fattah Sisi, the cost of funding the coalition fighting the Houthis and their Iranian patrons in Yemen, and of course the considerable aid extended to the Syrian rebels have wreaked havoc on Riyadh’s public treasury and the ruling monarchy’s personal wealth.
As a result, Riyadh has slashed 900 riyals (about $300) from military and civil servant salaries as part of a major cutback in the public sector, including the abolition of salary increments and bonuses.
Aside from affecting its own residents, Saudi Arabia’s economic situation also stands to affect other Gulf countries and particularly Bahrain, which is suffering its own deep crisis as Tehran arms and funds Shiite organizations aimed at destabilizing it.
Here comes Iran. The Iranians have been exploiting Riyadh’s and Bahrain’s difficulties to the hilt. Not long ago, the Saudis thwarted an attack near the holy sites of Mecca. The Iranian subversion could escalate to the point of seeking to destabilize the kingdom (as it is doing in Bahrain) by activating armed militias within its territory.
Shiite Iran is also helping Qatar now that the Saudis have boycotted that country for its support of Hamas and Hezbollah in Israel. Tehran is now driving a wedge between the Arab Gulf principalities and bolstering its own status as the region’s hegemonic power. It has been sending Qatar tons of food and raw materials.
Tehran is now regarded as having rescued Qatar, and Qatar is now beholden to Iran. They will have to reward Iran for this assistance. How will Qatar show its gratitude to Iran? Well, to start, Qatar has pulled out of the anti-Houthi coalition in Yemen.
The Houthis, backed by Iran, are winning in Yemen. Saudi Arabia formed a coalition to fight in Yemen that included Qatar, but now, Qatar has withdrawn. That’s just the beginning.
The Gulf is undergoing one of the most difficult economic crises in its history, one that could destabilize some of the monarchies. The state of affairs in the Persian Gulf is extremely delicate. The fall of one principality would probably lead to the fall of others. Angry demonstrations and riots against rising prices, new taxes, and mounting unemployment, similar to those that occurred in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria in 2010 and 2011 – the ultimate nightmare of any Arab leader – are entirely plausible.
Moreover, the Qatar crisis is not yet over. Qatar has strongly rebuffed the twelve Saudi conditions for lifting the blockade and normalizing relations with the foursome (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain). Those conditions include downgrading Qatar’s diplomatic ties with Tehran; ensuring that forces of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps leave the emirate; shutting Turkish military bases in Qatar; severing Doha’s ties with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and ISIS while ceasing to fund them; handing over terrorists residing in Qatar to the foursome; closing the Al Jazeera network; and paying compensation.
It was the funding of state terrorism that got Qatar in hot water with Saudi Arabia. As the sands shift in the Middle East, a surprising development has happened. Saudi Arabia and Israel have had secret meetings and made secret agreements under the encouragement of the United States who is now funding Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
Israel was created by the United States in the United Nations to be the Middle East’s law keeper. For decades, the U.S., Europe, Australia and other western nations have supported Israel with weapons and technology so that Israel could be the Middle East’s peace keeper. This is why when the U.S. tells Israel to go bomb Iran or Syria or anywhere else deemed to need putting down, Israel is the one sent to do the job.
Now that Saudi Arabia is in trouble both militarily and economically, and there is no way out for the House of Saud, they need Israel as an ally. Of course, this further angers Iran who makes no bones about hating and wanting to destroy Israel and has also derided Saudi Arabia for its relationship with Israel.
But what does this have to do with Qatar? Saudi Arabia needs Qatar to stop financing Israel’s enemies, at least for now. Hamas and Hezbollah, in particular, have been the recipients of much funding from Qatar. In fact, Qatar is a money-laundering operation to ship money to the terrorist organizations from countries that don’t want to be seen as funding terrorism. Qatar has been all too willing to take on the role of the dirty money launderer.
That arrangement made Riyadh happy for awhile. But now, the Saudis need Israel to be its ally because Israel is the only westernized – read democratic – nation in the Middle East. What this means is that Israel is under the control of the United States and Europe. And Riyadh needs what Israel has – weapons, technology and Israeli troops who are willing to fight on behalf of Saudi Arabia. But for a price.
The price is that the Saudis would have to stop the flow of funds to Hamas and Hezbollah. And it would have to stop Qatar’s money laundering operation, at least for now.
The failure of the attempt to isolate Qatar and subjugate it to Saudi Arabia’s demands has stirred fears of a Saudi military, such as it is, intervention there.
In the meantime, Iran has scored many points with the Arabs for its recent support of Qatar. This is part of a long-term strategic game in which Iran first seeks to win Arab states’ sympathy, wins their loyalty and then arms them.
Tehran is striving to curtail American and Saudi influence in the Gulf, take over the Islamic world in general, and seize all of the Gulf’s natural resources.
The current situation is ostensibly good for the US. Tensions create the perfect setting for exporting weapons and military equipment, as President Trump promised he would do during his recent Riyadh visit.
Iran is not only boosting its ties with Qatar, now it has enhanced its relationship with Oman. President Rouhani slammed the sanctions imposed by the Riyadh-led group on Doha, which Qatar has called a “blockade”.
“Threatening, pressuring and imposing a blockade against neighbours, including Qatar, is an erroneous method and everyone must try to reduce the tensions in the region,” he said.
Rouhani also said “wrong decisions” made by some governments have led to troubles in the region, including in Yemen, Syria and Bahrain, and the only way out of these conflicts is dialogue. Rouhani is alluding to the United States.
“The role of Iran in peaceful settlement of regional issues, including the Syria conflict, and also in the fight against terrorism and IS has been important and effective,” he said. The two officials also discussed economic relations, expressing their eagerness to increase collaboration.
Of course, when there is trouble between parties on the block, that is the best time for an enemy to move in. Saudi Arabia was over confident in its authority over Qatar and is now paying the price of losing an ally to its worst enemy, Iran.
To show their hegemony in the region, Iran is sending two warships to Oman before they start their mission in international waters near the coast of Yemen, the country’s navy has said. The Iranian naval flotilla will depart to Oman on Sunday and then will go to the north of the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden, which is at the mouth of the Red Sea that leads to the gulf of Aqaba where Eilat Israel and Aqaba Jordan sit across from each other. This area is also where the Tiran Islands are located that Saudi Arabia acquired from Egypt last month.
This is an excuse to begin strategic military placements. Sitting off the coast of Yemen will put it in prime location to send missiles into Saudi Arabia during war time.
Bob Corker, US Republican senator, has criticized the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, over its blockade of Qatar. His comments came as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Doha on Thursday in an unscheduled stop.
Corker said on Wednesday, “The amount of support for terrorism by Saudi Arabia dwarfs what Qatar is doing.”
On Wednesday, Tillerson met the Saudi king, crown prince and his counterparts from the Saudi-led quartet.
The Jeddah visit followed meetings in Doha with the Qatari emir and foreign minister on Tuesday.
Tillerson told reporters that the Qatari government had “reasonable” views during the crisis.
“I think Qatar has been quite clear in its positions, and I think those have been very reasonable,” he said.
Tillerson and the Qatari foreign minister also announced that the US and Qatar had signed an agreement on combating “terrorism” and its financing during the visit.
Despite this intense round of shuttle diplomacy that also took him to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and this very small concession that Tillerson tried to embellish into more than it is, tensions remain high. Saudi Arabia also accused Qatar of being too close to Iran.
RUSSIA’S LATEST MOVES
While everyone is looking at the crisis in Qatar, Russia and the United States have apparently made a deal that puts Russia right on Jordan’s and Israel’s borders.
Debka.com reported that Russian troops stepped into southern Syria for the first time on Wednesday, July 13, when they entered the embattled town of Daraa to start enforcing the partial ceasefire agreed by Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Hamburg on July 7.
The Russians, including military police and Chechen paratroopers, were sighted getting out of the vehicles of their convoy and taking up positions in the center of Daraa. As they moved into the town, sources reported that tank units of the Syrian army’s 5th Armored Division were seen driving out, along with Hizballah.
Their withdrawal cut short the Syrian military’s Operation Big Dawn against the Syrian rebels in Daraa, which breached the ceasefire Monday, July 11 – less then 24 hours after it went into force.
The Russian deployment was the first step in their posting troops along Syria’s Israeli and Jordanian borders, as was agreed between Washington and Moscow. President Trump had assented to this arrangement to bolster the first stage of the Syrian ceasefire going into effect in the de-confliction zone of the southwest.
Jordan also assented, in the interests of de-escalating tensions on its border with Syria. It all seems like a good solution… Until it isn’t.
The Russian troops and Chechens in Russian military police uniforms were armed only with light weapons. On July 5, Putin’s special envoy for Syrian affairs, Alexander Levrentiev, said that the Russian troops deployed in Syrian ceasefire zones would be lightly armed for self-defense. Most would consist of Russian military police. This description was intended to cover the presence of Chechen paratroops, who were seconded to the Russian police force for this mission.
Israel has so far objected to any Russian military presence along its borders with Syria, even in the capacity of ceasefire monitors, preferring Americans to police the truce in the Quneitra region. If that proves to be unfeasible, then Israel would have the U.S. leave the Syrian rebels in Quneitra.
Debka believes Washington and Moscow will lean hard on Jerusalem to accept Russian troops at Quneitra which is just across Israel’s Golan border.
President Donald Trump, who has only escalated the war in Syria since he took office, is appearing to placate Russia. He called for expanded cooperation with Russia on Sunday, saying it “will save lives”.
The cease-fire covers three provinces in southern Syria and is the first positive endeavor following months of strategy and diplomacy between the new Trump administration and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Moscow.
The truce covers Quneitra, which will make Israel uneasy because of Russia’s troop presence, and Sweida provinces, where the government and the rebels are also fighting Islamic State militants, who are not included in the agreement.
The cease-fire agreement followed weeks of secretive talks between the U.S., Russia and Jordan in Amman to address the buildup of Iranian-backed forces, in support of the Syrian government, near the Jordanian and Israeli borders. Jordan apparently views Russia as less of a threat than its ally, Iran, which Iran blatantly funds.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel would welcome a “genuine cease-fire” in southern Syria so long as it doesn’t enable Iran and its proxies to develop a military presence along the border.
Whether Trump is placating Russia until he finds a way to further escalate the Syrian war, or this is a real effort to work for peace in Syria remains to be seen.
This situation bears watching. Russia is the backer of the 4+1 coalition, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah. While it looks like the heat between Russia and the U.S. is cooling off, we have to take a “wait and see” approach. Such tensions have cooled and heated back up many times in the past. Armies that once occupy a region rarely leave, so it appears that Russia will be sitting on the Israel and Jordan borders from now on.
It may be that the ceasefire will work now that the Russians are on the scene. However, one reason for Russia’s possible failure to prevent further ceasefire violations could be their role in YHVH’s plan. The 4+1 coalition is the Book of Daniel’s “King of the North“. But, in effect, this makes Russia the defacto “King of the North“.
It may also be that Trump, like Obama before him, will find another way to escalate the war in Syria.
For decades, prophecy watchers have known Russia would one day attack Israel. Many have believed Russia is “Gog“, but it is not. Russia is aligned with Iran. Gog is the European Union which is led by Germany. The European Union is, in turn, led by the United States.
These two entities will, one day, go to war with each other on Israel’s soil!
Middle East nations fighting over natural gas and oil reserves should be a signal about the coming Gog-Magog war.
Eze 38:12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
Eze 38:13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
From H7997; booty: – prey, spoil.
Gog will confiscate everything he gets his hands on, but the primary “spoil” of Israel will be the same that all Middle East nations are fighting over – natural gas and oil. Controlling all of the Middle East’s fossil fuels is driving the current war, and it will drive the future Biblical wars of Gog-Magog and the King of the North.
Both Gog and the King of the North will go after Israel for many reasons, but the underlying reason will be to control Israel’s natural gas and oil. The discoveries of Israel’s natural gas and oil within the last two decades is prophetically significant. This development sets up the nations of the Middle East, and Gog (German-governed European Union led by the United States), to invade Israel.
Saudi Arabia can’t rein in Qatar using its dominance over oil, so it is using its immense diplomatic influence in the region to hurt Qatar’s economy in other ways. Saudi Arabia and its allies Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain have severed all diplomatic ties with Qatar and suspended air, land, and sea travel to and from the country. Other countries in the region have since joined. It’s a bold — and risky — attempt to make Qatar fall in line after marching to its own beat for decades.
And then you have Russia moving into position to beat up Saudi Arabia and Israel!
HEZBOLLAH HAS A SURPRISE FOR ISRAEL
That said, news about two missile factories funded by Iran and operated by Hezbollah in Lebanon came to light this week.
The Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group is constructing at least two underground facilities in Lebanon for manufacturing missiles and other weaponry, according to a report by the French Intelligence Online magazine.
While reports of these subterranean weapons facilities have been published in Arab media outlets before, the Intelligence Online article included two previously unknown pieces of information: the type of weaponry being produced and the approximate locations of two factories. Sources told the French industry magazine that one of the factories is being built in northern Lebanon, near the town of Hermel in the eastern Bekaa Valley. The second facility is reportedly being constructed along the southern coast, between the towns of Sidon and Tyre.
According to Intelligence Online, the Hermel facility is being used to produce the Fateh 110 missile. The southern facility, meanwhile, will be used to make smaller munitions.
The Fateh 110 has a range of approximately 190 miles (300 kilometers) — enough to cover most of the State of Israel — and can carry a half-ton warhead. It is considered fairly accurate, though to what extent is a matter of debate, according to a US Congressional Research Service report.
Israel’s David’s Sling missile defense battery, which went operational in April, is meant to protect the Jewish state against medium-range rockets like the Fateh 110.
In March, the Kuwaiti al-Jarida newspaper reported that Iran had established multiple facilities some 50 meters belowground and protected them with multiple layers of defenses from potential Israeli aerial bombardment, citing an unnamed deputy head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The Iranian general was quoted by al-Jarida as saying that the decision to produce rockets indigenously in Lebanon came after Israel bombed weapons factories in Sudan and supply routes for Iranian rockets via Syria.
The new factories would mark a dramatic upgrade in Hezbollah’s ability to acquire additional, and more precise rockets than ever before.
Hezbollah made use of the release of this news to threaten Israel. The terrorist organization vowed to surprise Israel in their next war.
Beijing’s spy networks in the United States include up to 25,000 Chinese intelligence officers and more than 15,000 recruited agents who have stepped up offensive spying activities since 2012, according to a Chinese dissident with close ties to Beijing’s military and intelligence establishment.
Guo Wengui, a billionaire businessman who broke with the regime several months ago, said in an interview that he has close ties to the Ministry of State Security (MSS), the civilian intelligence service, and the military spy service of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Guo said he learned about Chinese spy activities from Ma Jian, a former MSS vice minister, and Ji Shengde, former PLA military intelligence chief.
Ma was director of MSS’s No. 8 Bureau, in charge of counterintelligence against foreign targets—including diplomats, businessmen, and reporters—until he was swept up in a Beijing power struggle in December 2015. He was expelled from the Communist Party and imprisoned in January.
Guo said Ma was imprisoned because he had uncovered details of corruption by China’s highest-ranking anti-corruption official, Wang Qishan.
Ma said, in a video made public by the Chinese government several weeks ago, that he worked with Guo in assisting Chinese national security.
Regarding, Ji, the military spy chief, Guo said he had close ties to him and turned down requests from Ji to work as a smuggler for PLA, as the military spy agency was known.
Ji was implicated in the 1990s scandal involving Chinese funding of Bill Clinton’s presidential re-election campaign. In China, he was given a suspended death sentence by a military court in 2000 on charges of bribery and illegal fundraising.
Ji and his wife currently reside in Los Angeles, and Guo said he paid money to Ji for 25 years as part of China’s use of businesses to support intelligence activities.
Guo is a Chinese real estate investor who fled China in 2015. He currently resides in New York City and since January has become a target of a major Chinese government campaign to silence him.
In May, two senior Chinese security officials traveled to the United States as part of a bid to pressure Guo into keeping silent, and not disclosing secrets about corruption among senior Chinese officials, as well as details of their intelligence activities.
The two officials, Sun Lijun, vice minister of the Public Security Ministry, and an aide, Liu Yanpang, also tried to convince Trump administration officials to forcibly repatriate Guo back to China amid claims of corruption.
Liu was arrested by the FBI for violating visa rules and his cell phone and laptop computer were confiscated before the Chinese official was allowed to leave the United States.
The Chinese officials, during meetings in Washington and New York and by phone, threatened Guo, his family, and business associates and said that if he remained silent, the government would release assets of Guo’s that are frozen in China worth an estimated $17 billion.
Over the past several months Guo, who also uses the name Miles Kwok, began posting lengthy videos on Twitter and YouTube disclosing what he knows about Chinese corruption and intelligence activities.
One of the more explosive disclosures during an interview involve Wang, current head of the Chinese government’s anti-corruption campaign and a member of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee, the collective dictatorship that rules China.
According to Guo, Wang secretly invested in California real estate since the late 1980s and has turned $30 million in purchases of 111 properties into an estimated $2 to $3 billion today.
Guo says he plans to detail Wang’s U.S. investments in a video to be published next week. The residences include homes and apartments in Washington and Bethesda in the east, and in California in Los Angeles, San Jose, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Carlos, and San Francisco. The video also shows a series of mansions owned by Wang family members in Saratoga, Calif. In total the residences cost $12 million and are worth some $30 million today.
Wang, according to Guo, is the official who took over as the top leader overseeing China’s financial sector from Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji, who stepped down in 2003.
One neighborhood in California of 14 houses owned by Wang or his relatives has been fitted with special underground silos that are used to store jewelry and documents, Guo said.
Guo said he plans to disclose additional details of alleged corruption by four other Chinese leaders, including Meng Jianzhu, a member of the Politburo but not the Standing Committee, and He Guoqiang, a retired official who was in charge of police and the courts.
Regarding a report in the journal Foreign Affairs that the businessman represents a leadership faction in Beijing, Guo denied the report. He said he began speaking out as part of long-planned effort to bring democratic reform to China.
“What I want to do is change the whole system. That’s what I want,” he said.
Guo said Chinese police killed his brother and in 1989, when China called out troops to put down unarmed pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, he was jailed for 22 months.
Guo said that Chinese intelligence operations in the United States sharply increased after the 2012 Communist Party Congress that brought current leader Xi Jinping to power.
According to the businessman, defensive intelligence was mainly focused on learning about the United States.
China’s budget for intelligence gathering before 2012 was around $600 million annually.
Around 2012, a decision was made by Chinese leaders to dispatch another 5,000 spies to the United States. Some of them were sent as students, some as businessmen, and some as immigrants.
In addition to that, they developed between 15,000 to 18,000 other spies, and these are not directly sent but these are developed within the United States.
The recruited agents are not limited to Asians and Chinese-Americans but include all ethnic groups, including Hispanics, Blacks, and Caucasians.
“And now the budget is between $3 billion to $4 billion annually, and this is information up to one month ago,” Guo said.
Guo said American counterintelligence agencies face several problems, mainly a lack of knowledge about Chinese intelligence agencies. He said the United States does not understand Chinese methodology in spying.
He said, “You don’t know which organizations in China are responsible for sending these spies, how they are managed, and to what purpose”. “And the U.S. adopts a very legalistic perspective to look at the question of spying. Yet, for China their methods are not what the United States understands.”
“These spies, when they come to the United States, they could sleep around, they could put poison in your glass of wine to kill you; completely unscrupulous,” he said.
China’s intelligence targets included several strategic areas of the United States.
“The first is to obtain military weapons-related technology. This is priority No. 1,” Guo said.
Second, Chinese intelligence is engaged in “buying” senior U.S. officials personally, and a third objective is buying family members of American political or business elites “with a view to getting intelligence and to make big business deals in China’s favor,” he said.
A fourth priority is penetrating the American internet system and critical infrastructure by implanting malicious software.
“And they have successfully penetrated all the major defense weapons suppliers of the U.S. government,” Guo said, adding that “the scale of their operations is mind boggling.”
Guo said Ma, the MSS vice minister, told him that a major shift by the Chinese was expanding the scope of agent recruitment from Asians to mainstream ethnic groups.
“This is where the biggest danger lies,” Guo said. “It’s clear the situation is getting more and more dangerous now. The United States has the best weapons in its arsenal, such as laser weapons, etc. Yet, the Chinese spy system has penetrated into the bloodstream of American defense establishment with their viruses and everything else.”
“The United States is bleeding and is unaware that sooner or later the United States will run out of blood,” Guo said.
Also, the United States is overly reliant on technical spying while China has an asymmetrical advantage in using its tens of thousands of human spies.
China also is working to subvert the United States by working together with rogue regimes, such as those in North Korea and Iran.
“So in a fight between rogues and a gentleman, the rogues will always win,” he said, “because the gentlemen fight a civilized war. The rogues do not fight a civilized war.”
Guo said he first visited the United States in 1983 when he was 30 and made numerous visits since then.
“I love my nation. I love my country, but I hate the Communist Party,” he said.
Guo has not defected to the United States and holds several foreign passports. His information could provide a windfall of data for the U.S. government policymakers and intelligence analysts.
For example, on North Korea, Guo said he frequently visited North Korea and has known every member of the ruling Kim Jong Un family.
“All the trade conducted between North Korea and China has been conducted by the relatives of the ruling families,” he said, noting that the U.S. insistence in relying on the Chinese government to deal with North Korea is “madness.”
In Hong Kong, the MSS dispatched an additional 3,000 intelligence officers to the former British colony after the May 2013 incident involving former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who fled to Hong Kong after stealing some 1.7 million secret agency documents.
The MSS agents were dispatched by Ma Jian after the spy service learned the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong was hosting some 2,600 American agents.
“The office they work for is the Hong Kong Security Department,” Guo said, noting that before that time “it was more hit and miss approach” to spying.
“They have 10,000 agents operating in Hong Kong alone.”
Guo said Americans need to understand that China is not ruled by a normal government.
“You should look at it as a mafia-like organization,” he said.
Second, to understand China, Americans need to study the relatives of the ruling elite in China.
“Once you get to know the interests of these powerful individuals and also the family members, then you get to understand how the regime operates,” he said.
Guo hopes the United States will wake up to the threat posed by China’s communist system and its plans to subvert the U.S.-led international order.
“If this relationship is not managed well, I think the whole of humanity will confront major problems,” he said. “The current approach adopted by the American ruling elite is tantamount to suicide.”
Guo warned of the dangers of a world dominated by the current anti-democratic Chinese system.
“If we do not have the United States exercising some kind of control over the world system, the world will turn into a place where men eat men,” he said.
Michelle Van Cleave, former national counterintelligence executive during the George W. Bush administration, said China has been preparing for a major escalation of espionage and influence operations against the Untied States.
“Remember their cyber theft of some 22 million personnel files from the Office of Personnel Management?” she said. “The Chinese now have a detailed roster of most if not all American contractors and government employees who have access to classified information, plus a roster of their friends, colleagues, or coworkers who may be useful conduits or potential assets in their own right.”
Van Cleave said the OPM data likely will be used by Chinese intelligence to coerce, blackmail, or recruit new sources for an already extensive espionage infrastructure.
“Cyber and human espionage go hand in hand—and the Chinese excel at both,” she said. “We urgently need a better understanding of what they are doing and how they are doing it—and a strategy to stop them—because China’s intelligence operations in the U.S. are poised to get much worse.”
Former FBI counterspy I.C. Smith said the large number of MSS officers could be a reasonable estimate if the figure includes Chinese who work informally for the service such as students, permanent resident aliens, visitors, and others.
“China is no friend of ours and is never going to be a responsible member of the world community as long as the CCP is in power,” Smith said.
“It’s a reprehensible, morally and criminally corrupt police state run by a powerful elite whose every waking hour is to figure out how to capitalize on their positions and remain in power,” he said.
US MILITARY & TRANSGENDER
So, while all these situations are happening in the world, the U.S. Military has decided to focus its attention on transgender soldiers.
ABOMINATION ALERT! U.S. MILITARY TO PUSH TRANSGENDER SIN!
Army prepares women to shower with men as part of ‘transgender’ training.
The U.S. Army is telling women soldiers that they need to accept gender-confused, biological men in their showers, bathrooms, and barracks as part of a controversial policy to build “dignity and respect” for “transgender Soldiers.”
The guidance is part of the Pentagon’s new “transgender inclusion” agenda launched by Obama and gaining ground in the Armed Services. Social conservatives are mounting a counteroffensive to ditch the “trans” program altogether.
In “Vignette 4” of an Army’s PowerPoint guidance, titled, “Policy on the Military Service of Transgender Soldiers Training Module, Tier 3: Units and Soldiers,” issued last September, it states the following regarding a hypothetical “transgender Soldier” who is “transitioning” to a new “gender”:
“Following her transition from male to female (which did not include sex reassignment surgery) and gender marker change in DEERS [the Army’s personnel system – Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System], a transgender Soldier begins using female barracks, bathroom, and shower facilities. Because she did not undergo a surgical change, the Soldier still has male genitalia.”
The pro-transgender lesson then offers the following two points among six “Considerations and Responsibilities” required of Army personnel in such cases:
1-Understand that you may encounter individuals in barracks, bathrooms, or shower facilities with physical characteristics of the opposite sex despite having the same gender marker in DEERS.
2-All Soldiers should be respectful of the privacy and modesty concerns of others. However, transgender Soldiers are not required or expected to modify or adjust their behavior based on the fact that they do not “match” other Soldiers.
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