‘Chiu Kuo-cheng, the defense minister of Taiwan, said Wednesday that tensions between his country and China are at their worst point in four decades.
The minister was speaking to lawmakers as he promoted a new $8.6 billion military spending package, telling them that the current situation with China was “the most serious” he has seen throughout his more than 40-year military career.
“For me as a military man, the urgency is right in front of me,” said Chiu, as he warned that China already has the full capability to mount a “full-scale” invasion of Taiwan by 2025.’https://justthenews.com/world/asia/taiwanese-defense-minister-says-tensions-china-have-hit-40-year-high
The China Virus can stop an Australian the freedom of flying internationally or domstically and that’s accepted BUT when their Snickers chocolate bar is now made in China, that means war! So, let’s get this straight! The China Virus can take away our feeedom of movement, freedom of speech, freedom to decide what medicine to put in our body and many other freedoms gone BUT DO NOT TOUCH MY CHOCOLATE BAR!!!! Kind of sad! Yes, ‘Australians are threatening to boycott the candy bar “Snickers,” after a viral TikTok video revealed the chocolate is now made in China.
Jeremy Toh, who goes by the handle “@thatjeremytoh” on TikTok, uploaded the video over the weekend and found while shopping at Woolworths Supermarkets, a Snickers candy bar is no longer made in Australia but instead China.
“Did you know your Snickers are no longer made in Australia?” a voice-over feature on the popular social media app said.Australians have gone bonkers about their favorite candy bar now produced in China. Here’s one comment from Snickers Australia’s Facebook page:
“I bought some yesterday and they are made in China. I will never buy another Snickers again. I’m sure many people feel this way,” one person wrote.
Comments on the video were even more brutal:
“No more snickers for me now…” a TikToker said.
“Time to reduce my chocolate intake…” another said.
“If they’re mixing plastic with rice & selling it. I wonder what they put in snickers,” someone else said.
The Daily Mail quoted a spokesperson from Mars Wrigley – which manufactures the bar – said the company had to shift domestic production to China while its facility at Ballarat, in regional Victoria, underwent upgrades.
The spokesperson went on to say that the production of Australian Snicker bars will be made available in 2022.
“No jobs have been impacted as we carry out these upgrades, and we are working hard to return SNICKERS production to Australia early next year,” they said.
The takeaway here is that Australian nationalism is growing as tensions between China-Australia ramp up.
Last month, China “indefinitely” suspended activity under a China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue in the latest setback between both countries.
Mars Wrigley could be subjected to a nationwide boycott if the TikTok video continues to gain popularity.’https://www.zerohedge.com/political/australians-threaten-snickers-boycott-after-tiktok-video-reveals-chocolate-bar-now-made?utm_campaign=&utm_content=Zerohedge%3A+The+Durden+Dispatch&utm_medium=email&utm_source=zh_newsletter
I do not believe the American people really put Sleepy Joe in the WH but that’s my opinion. But, whether they did or not Sleepy is there and that means the warmongers are ‘…back in control. Joe Biden has been in the White House for less than two months, and the warmongers that Biden has surrounded himself with have been feverishly setting the stage for the next war in the Middle East. I do not believe that it will start within the next week, but I do believe that it is inevitable. While President Trump was in the White House for four years, the U.S. didn’t start any new conflicts, but now the Biden administration is quite determined to start projecting “American influence” all over the globe once again. Most Americans don’t understand the bigger picture, but the truth is that this is going to have very serious implications over the next few years.’ For the entire article go to http://endoftheamericandream.com/9-signs-that-chess-pieces-are-being-moved-into-place-for-a-major-war-in-the-middle-east/
Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
‘JERUSALEM–Israel is revising military options for a possible clash with Iran, an Israeli newspaper reported on Thursday, as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s government braces for differences with the incoming US administration on Iranian nuclear policy.
US President Donald Trump delighted Netanyahu by quitting the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposing sanctions on it that had been lifted in return for limits on activities that could potentially produce nuclear weapons in the future.
Tehran responded by breaching many of those restrictions. US President-elect Joe Biden wants to rejoin the deal if Tehran, which denies seeking the bomb, returns to strict compliance.
Israel, alarmed by Iranian rhetoric that claims it should not exist, is wary of the softer line, even though threats of US military action from Trump did not curtail Iran’s nuclear moves.
A front-page article in Israel’s largest-circulation daily said the military is crafting three options to “undermine Iran’s nuclear efforts or, if need be, counter Iranian aggression, which will soon be presented to the government.”
The paper, Israel Hayom, did not cite any sources. But it went on to quote Defence Minister Benny Gantz as saying: “Israel needs to have a military option on the table.”
Israel has long had plans in place to counter Iran. The article appeared designed to signal that these were now being updated.
During the tenure of former US President Barack Obama, which championed diplomacy with Iran, Israel occasionally threatened preventive airstrikes against Iranian nuclear sites.
Some US officials at the time doubted that Israel, whose advanced military includes a reputed nuclear arsenal, could effectively hit Iranian targets that are distant, dispersed and well-defended.
Israeli officials have voiced hope that Biden will maintain Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Tehran, involving tough sanctions, until the Iranian nuclear programme is dismantled.
But one of them, Israeli Finance Minister Israel Katz, acknowledged on Army Radio: “There are disputes (with Biden) regarding the perspective on Iran, and of course that will prove challenging.”
Katz sounded encouraged by Biden’s intent to include Iran’s ballistic missile programme in any re-negotiation of the nuclear deal. Biden’s pick for US national security adviser Jake Sullivan signalled openness to consulting “regional players” — a possible allusion to Israel — during a January 3 interview with CNN
Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen told Ynet TV the Netanyahu government was not yet in formal dialogue with the incoming administration. But asked if Israel was trying through informal channels to sway Biden on Iran, Cohen said: “Yes. There are efforts.”’https://thearabweekly.com/israel-braces-differences-biden-iran-floats-military-options
‘What if Biden wins?
If Biden wins, this will be a year of increasing inflation, rolling lockdowns, crippling tax hikes and politically motivated government regulations intended to punish small businesses. Look for Biden-Harris to use the heavy hand of government to clamp down on their political enemies. They will pass hate-speech laws, they will force taxpayers to fund abortions, they will stand by as cities shut off utility services to dissident Trump supporting households, they will ban us from the Internet, and some of us will likely be shipped off to re-education camps to be cured of our “white nationalism.”
Remember, according to a Democrat document exposed by this site last month, the term white nationalist has nothing to do with the color of your skin and everything to do with your worldview and religious beliefs.
Children will be encouraged by their schools to rat out their parents. Draconian gun laws will be enacted. Many patriots will fight back and more fiercely than the globalists expect, putting their lives and fortunes on the line for freedom, not just for themselves but their posterity. Casualties on both sides will be heavy.
What if Trump wins?
If Trump wins, we will see radical Marxist and Muslim groups launch guerilla attacks on conservative Christian churches, synagogues, groups and gatherings. They will make routine travel a life-risking event. Attacks on truckers, trains and other supply lines will cause shortages in stores. Roving bands of starving people will take to the streets, moving out to the suburbs and eventually the countryside in search of food, weapons and provisions.
The media will blame all of this on Trump and his supporters.
2021: The year America breaks?
There will be attacks on roads, bridges, utilities and other infrastructure, all funded by Hollywood, Big Tech, Amazon, Walmart, Target and the rest of the global corporate titans. Democrat-run states and cities, as well as some others run by establishment Republicans, will invite in United Nations troops to help fight American troops, and the American military itself will likely be split, with a portion fighting for a free America and a portion fighting on the side of the deep state [CIA and FBI]. Local police departments will be forced to pick a side, going with President Trump and the patriots or with the deep state and the globalists, which will claim Trump is an illegal usurper trying to steal the presidency from Biden and make himself a dictator.
In the meantime, COVID will not go away. The corporations will launch a coercive vaccination program that will make it difficult or impossible to travel to certain areas, shop in certain stores, fly on any airline. Governors will call out the state police and other paramilitary groups to blockade state lines.
2021 will also be the year when millions of Americans who refused to wake up and take the threat of this communist revolution seriously will finally have their normalcy bias swept away once and for all. They will rue the day they said “oh, that will never happen in America” or “Americans will never stand for that” while waiting for someone else to stand up and stop the slide into totalitarianism.’https://leohohmann.com/2021/01/04/who-will-you-trust-when-law-and-order-break-down-and-the-bullets-start-flying/#more-5379
The world is at war with the Creator God. Psalm Two speaks of that war and in verses two and three it is written The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. This is what we see with the UN and the lies of the climate change scam, Antifa, BLM, Marxist/Communism and Islam to name just a few. However, the hope is in our God and this Psalm ends with this glorious note that Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
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‘There is a clear and indisputable liability case to be made against China, which should include remuneration of the economic costs to our nation.
“Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.” —Alexander Hamilton (1793)
“I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead. … This could be a hell of a bad two weeks.” —President Donald Trump in reference to the coming surge in testing and deaths resulting from COVID-19 disease
In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump based his campaign on taking care of Americans first, and particularly on being less dependent on China and bringing our businesses home. As president, his actions to achieve those objectives with China have been much bolder than any president in history.
Given the current CV19 assault on our nation and the world, Trump’s efforts to unhitch America’s economy from China’s corrupt regime seem more prophetic by the minute.
People, we are in a “war,” as Trump has declared, and the first salvos were fired by our primary global adversary, communist China. That war is not only dangerous to the health of America and the world, but it is also having a significant impact on our national-security readiness — and I can assure you our adversaries, including China, are taking note.
As I’ve written previously, extricating ourselves and the economy that sustains us from the massive shutdown necessitated by the spread of this disease is going to be incredibly difficult and expensive, both in terms of human life and national treasure. Formulating and implementing an exit strategy will be the most difficult and complex policy decision by any president in decades, and I’m grateful that this unprecedented shutdown began during a record strong economy. Were it not, we’d be in a much worse place — as hard as that is to imagine.
But on the other side of the immediate crisis looms this fact: There is a clear and indisputable liability case to be made against China — one that should include remuneration of the economic costs to our nation and other penalties. I proposed that President Trump send communist dictator Xi Jinping the bill for the catastrophic damage caused by the CCP’s abject and willful negligence in allowing CV19 to carpet-bomb our nation and its people — and all those worldwide. (More on that below.)
For the record, that systemic institutional negligence began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in November 2019 — though there were most certainly earlier cases of this virus.
For two months, under the direction of Xi Jinping, China actively concealed evidence of the emerging threat and likely pandemic, systematically covering up the viral outbreak in China, which resulted in the spread of CV19 here in the U.S.
China’s reports on CV19 deaths in Wuhan were, and remain, spurious, and the low fatality data being reported for Beijing, Shanghai, and other mass urban centers defies logic and strains credulity. Given the lethality of SARS-CoV-2, the death toll among Red China’s almost 1.4 billion people, most of whom are impoverished, is many times higher than the official data coming from Xi’s communist regime.
On 31 January — the same day President Trump issued his China travel ban (amid the objections of Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats) — we noted, “Officially, the communist Chinese government claims about 220 deaths and 10,000 infections. Our sources indicate that the actual rates of infection and deaths in China are much higher, and, in fact, official reports may only represent 5-7% of the actual dead and infected. The so-called ‘pop-up hospitals’ that were constructed across Hubei Province where the outbreak originated doubled as isolation morgues.”
For that reason, nobody should believe anything the communist Chinese regime is reporting through its puppet, the UN’s World Health Organization, and mitigating actions should not rely to any degree on information provided by China.
Despite the decisive actions taken by the United States since the WHO reported China’s initial disclosure of the virus on 31 December 2019, the Wuhan coronavirus was already in our country — and that is a key point.
How many deaths, both here and worldwide, could’ve been spared if China had simply been forthcoming instead of having deceived the world?
The most condemning evidence of China’s abject negligence is the fact that if Xi had informed the world just three weeks earlier, it could have reduced the spread by 95%.
I’ve compiled more details about China’s disinformation and cover-up campaign, but suffice it to say that our sources in the intelligence community conclude that campaign is designed to help Xi’s communist politburo counter and deflect any claims by the U.S. that the SARS-CoV-2 release is associated with the regime’s deadly pathogen labs in Wuhan.
Notably, some of the earliest concerns about the release of this dangerous pathogen were raised in January by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a U.S. Army veteran who made this connection between SARS-CoV-2 and the Wuhan Institute of Virology: “We know that just a few miles away from that food market [where the disease was first contracted] is China’s only biosafety level 4 super laboratory, which researches human infectious diseases.” Cotton added: “The Chinese Communist Party has once again been caught red-handed covering up, suppressing, and censoring a serious public health risk, which could increasingly be a global public health risk. For weeks, China did not come clean about the coronavirus that they first said was only being passed from animals to humans in a seafood market in Wuhan in China.”
To that end and for the record: The Wuhan market where CV19 was first contracted is near China’s only P4 (Pathogen Level 4) super laboratory. The Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology is engaged in research on the Ebola, Nipah, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses — and, yes, coronavirus variants. And the institute has clear ties to the communist regime’s bioweapons programs.
There is now sufficient evidence that the Chinese had isolated and researched SARS-CoV-2 virus, and that they knew the likely consequences if it were released.
National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien affirmed Cotton’s suppression assessment. “This outbreak in Wuhan was covered up,” said O’Brien. “There’s lots of open-source reporting from China, from Chinese nationals, that the doctors involved were either silenced or put in isolation … so that the word of this virus could not get out. It probably cost the world community two months [of prep time].”
According to O’Brien, “If we’d had those [two months] and been able to sequence the virus, and had the cooperation necessary from the Chinese — had a WHO team been on the ground, had a CDC team, which we’d offered, been on the ground — I think we could have dramatically curtailed what happened both in China and what’s now happening across the world. … We’ve sent our condolences to China, but now we’re in a place where we’re having to deal with the crisis here.”
This week, as the CV19 Task Force extended until 30 April its original 15-day mandate to slow the spread of the virus, Sen. Cotton reiterated: “The Chinese Communist Party is still lying today, as they were in December and January, and that’s why what could have been a local problem in Wuhan turned into a global pandemic. … As for what happened in that biosafety Level 4 laboratory, that super lab in Wuhan, we still don’t know because the Chinese CP refuses to come clean.”
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, stated succinctly, “This is one of the worst cover-ups in human history, and now the world is facing a global pandemic.”
President Trump has declared that the Chinese will be held accountable “when they lose things like the manufacturing capacity that we’ve outsourced to them or when other democratic governments around the world respond to their people who know that China is responsible for this virus.”
Such steps are long overdue, and the president deserves credit for his actions to this end, despite all the globalist political opposition. But there’s a more direct way to send China the bill.
As President Trump and Congress return to the deepening well of national debt to authorize the treasury to print trillions of dollars in relief payments to be mailed nationwide, recall that at the end of 2019, when China was still concealing the pandemic it seeded worldwide, it held $1.07 trillion in U.S. debt.
That’s almost 16% of the $6.7 trillion in treasury bills, notes, and bonds then held by other countries.
One way to seek some remuneration for China’s liability is to send Xi Jinping the bill for the catastrophic damage caused by China’s abject and willful negligence. President Trump should therefore construct a “default option” on debt held by China as a liability offset for the debt our nation is now incurring as a result of China’s willful and catastrophic deception. We should also seize Chinese assets in the U.S., including equity holdings in U.S. companies.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump said correctly: “The United States government [will] never have to default because you print the money. I hate to tell you. So there’s never a default.” Of course, printing money, which is exactly what we’re doing to help American wage-earners and businesses through the current government-induced partial economic shutdown, is inflationary.
Thus, in addition to seizing Chinese assets and equity holdings in the U.S., the president should offer Xi Jinping the option of forgiving the U.S. debt held by China. And when Xi balks, as he certainly will, I suggest President Trump authorize the U.S. Treasury to print $1.07 trillion in “trade dollar notes” as repayment for the debt currently held by China. Then Xi can keep those notes in reserve to use as toilet paper during the next pandemic.
Yes, I know this is the first day of April, sometimes known as April Fools’ Day, but I’m not foolin’. As our president has already declared, “China is responsible for this virus.” And one way or the other, China must pay.
And on a final note to bring this around to who we are…
“The battle in which we’re now engaged has inflicted many hardships on our nation and our families. … But through it all, the world has witnessed the unyielding resolve of our incredible American people. We are not only a country of vast resources; we’re a nation of colossal strength, towering spirit, soaring patriotism, and exceptional character. … We are one family, bound together by love and loyalty. … With the determination of the American people, and with the grace of God, we will win this war.” —President Trump’ https://patriotpost.us/alexander/69656-cv19-made-in-china-send-xi-the-bill-2020-04-01
When will the Western Communist Islamic loving Leftists wake up?!
- ‘In an article in Xinhua, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpieces, Beijing threatened to halt pharmaceutical exports, after which America would be “plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus… — Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health, Council on Foreign Relations, Twitter, March 4, 2020.
- China’s leaders are probably hoping that you cannot challenge a powerhouse that is selling you most of your vital medications.
- “Hidden behind declarations of solidarity, China plans to buy out our troubled companies and infrastructure” — Bild, March 19, 2020.
- Italy, a country hit hard by China’s coronavirus pandemic, is now at the center of a strategic Chinese propaganda campaign. Beijing has sent doctors and supplies to Italy and is doing the same all over Europe. In Italy you can see posters saying, “Go, China!” China is trying to buy our silence and complicity. Sadly, that is already taking place.
- China is not helping at this point out of “solidarity”. The Chinese regime is now seeking to portray itself as the world’s savior. Beijing, at the beginning of the pandemic, did not care about the lives of even its own people: it was busy censoring the news.
- “The West is so tolerant, passive, accommodating and naive towards Beijing. Westerners… are seduced like an old man in front of a young girl…. Europe shows all its weakness. It does not realize that the Chinese offensive threatens its freedom and values”. — Liao Yiwu, Chinese writer exiled in Berlin, Le Point International, April 6, 2019.’ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15804/china-duplicity
This coronavirus is is today’s Communist way of war. Here in Australia the Federal Government will be strapped with financial debt for years to come and if the Climate scamming Left gain power it can only get worse. We MUST wake up to this enemy that seems to have the Left in the palm of their hands.
Why doesn’t this surprise me? From the UK we read that;
‘Doctors will have power to section people indefinitely
The Coronavirus Bill (which is being passed into law this week at breakneck speed) will, among other things, (1) authorise a forcible detention of people on mental health grounds (‘sectioning’) on the opinion of any one doctor (rather than two, as previously required) and (2) abolish the six-month time limit on ‘sectioning’. Any one doctor will have the power to lock you up in a lunatic asylum indefinitely – all in the interests of your own and others’ safety.
It is well-known, and self-evident, that forcible psychiatric detention is an area which is open to abuse in the absence of effective safeguards. In the Soviet Union, it was used simply as a tool to suppress political dissent. This may be an extreme example, but where is the guarantee that one rogue doctor or another will not, once in a while, abuse his newly found unlimited power? For very good reasons, we have had safeguards against that in our law. Now they are being urgently abolished – supposedly as an obstacle to our survival of the epidemic. How exactly are they such an obstacle?
It should be stressed that this has nothing to do with increasing doctors’ capacity to deal with coronavirus patients. A psychiatrist is not much help in treating a respiratory disease. In fact, he would be as useful as a gynaecologist. Just like gynaecologists can safely continue to supervise (and hopefully, sometimes refuse to authorise) abortions, there is no reason why psychiatrists cannot carry on doing their usual job – which includes, most importantly, protecting people from arbitrary detention on unsound psychiatric grounds. Those duties are expendable luxuries, but are vital safeguards of liberty.
Powers to issue warrants for surveillance
Another frightening power-grab in the Coronavirus Bill is the expansion of the power to appoint temporary judicial commissioners, with the powers to issue warrants for surveillance, under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The threat to civil liberty is obvious; and this has nothing to do with coronavirus.
Given those examples, one inevitably looks more sceptically at the idea that the government knows best about its other measures which ostensibly have something to do with coronavirus. Things like prolonging local councillors’ term in office for a whole year without a democratic mandate; police power to detain anyone for up to 48 hours on suspicion of a threat to public health; Ministers’ authority to ban mass gatherings; or court trials by skype. Are all those things really necessary? Or have some civil servants simply been waiting (heaven knows for how long) for a convenient moment to introduce them without provoking mass protests on the streets?
For example, skype trials in court sound sensible at the time of an epidemic, but the very first reported trial is a rather frightening one. That is a Court of Protection trial last week to decide the fate of an anonymous man in his ‘70s, whose GP wants to switch off his life support to let him die ‘in dignity’, and whose family objects. Remember all the debates and protests over the cases of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans in this country, and Vincent Lambert in France? Under the new regime, decisions on life and death cases of this kind are being made on a skype call. No proper trial, no ‘army’ of protesters, no real media coverage. It was only reported as a technological curiosity – the first major trial taking place by skype.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance
These and other measures are meant to be introduced only on a temporary basis. There is a subset clause in the Bill, whereby these new laws will automatically lose force after two years unless Parliament votes to extend them beyond that period. Amendments are being debated to shorten that period. However, this does not answer the concern that some of the most drastic innovations in the Act are clearly not necessary to contain coronavirus at all. If in those two years, someone is wrongly ‘sectioned’ in a lunatic asylum, it is small comfort to them that this practice will cease in 2022. Further, as a general rule of constitutional history, temporary limitations on liberty tend to become permanent whenever they are convenient for the state. We still live today with all sorts of draconian laws introduced as a matter of emergency after 11 September 2001. Come 2022, the Coronavirus Bill powers may also be extended on whatever pretext. Indeed, section 90 of the Bill even permits the extension of those powers without a vote in Parliament.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Many dictatorships originate in people’s panicked enthusiasm for drastic measures to deal with a genuine crisis. Putin’s regime in Russia, for example, took hold because people trusted their democratically elected president to do whatever it takes to defeat the threat of terrorism. Eventually, when Putin responded to another terrorist attack by replacing regional elections with appointed governors, that trust was largely lost – but it was too late. It is no surprise that when we see fairly similar moves attempted in this country, our trust in the government hangs in the balance.
At least in terms of public trust, the next few days will be crucial for the government’s efforts to control the epidemic. If the government is serious about it, its legislation must be cleansed of all disingenuous attempts to take advantage. And if they are not serious about it, nobody else will be.’ https://christianconcern.com/comment/coronavirus-exploited-by-enemies-of-democracy/?utm_source=Christian+Concern&utm_campaign=a5725850b3-WN-20200228_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e164371ca-a5725850b3-127681039