Wednesday, March 30, 2022

China's Lust for Domination---Biden's Lust for Money

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The New York Times began with this: "Marco Rubio wants America to 'wake-up'."

The Times reports what Sen. Rubio is saying because their real intent is to defend President Biden and his family regarding their relationship with China.

Monday, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) revealed a $100,000 direct payment from CEFC China Energy to Hunter Biden via a wire transfer to Wells Fargo Clearing Services and designated "further credit to Owasco," Hunter's law firm. More---much more money was to come.

Yesterday Hunter's laptop harddrive was uploaded into the Congressional record. Oh, my!

Be informed, not misled.

The New York Times says, "China is already locked in conflict with the United States, the Republican senator from Florida warns. We just haven't realized it yet." 

Continuing, the Times reports: "And even as Vladimir Putin's assault on Ukraine shows that wars of aggression are no relic of the past---the 'return of history', Rubio calls it---he worries that China's Communist rulers pose a more insidious, long term danger to America's peace and prosperity, and that threat isn't treated with the seriousness it deserves."

"It does us no good," Rubio says, "to pretend they're not an adversary. Their goal is to rise at the expense of the United States."

China's lust for domination.

China's lust for world domination is so apparent, the NYT doesn't try to dismiss Rubio's claims. In fact, the Times says, "As the top Republican on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, Rubio has access to the latest insights from US spy agencies. And what he has seen of China's growing reach has alarmed him: a campaign of economic espionage and infiltration of American institutions; a rapid buildup of nuclear and conventional forces that menace Taiwan; an expanding disinformation machine that seeks to undermine the United States all over the world." 

Rubio says China poses a far more serious threat than the old Soviet Union ever did. And winning that conflict he says "blinded Americans to the dark reality of totalitarianism." 

"Over the past three decades," Rubio says, "we forgot that human nature tends toward a lust for domination. The desire of the powerful to conquer, enslave, and control those weaker than themselves." 

Then the Times pivots, and after agreeing with Sen. Rubio that China is bad, with bad intentions, they begin what turns out to be a long discourse about how the Biden administration, "since taking office has taken steps to bolster America's alliances in Asia, reoriented NATO toward confronting China, approved nearly $1 billion in arms sales to Taiwan, and a continuing list of how focused President Biden has been on China, and how he will continue to take steps to control China's lust for domination."

Few believe he's up to the task. 

China has warned Taiwan: To Beijing, Taiwan’s push to distinguish itself from the mainland poses a dangerous obstacle to the Chinese government’s efforts to cajole or coerce, Taiwan into its political orbit. China’s leader, Xi Jinping, warned in October against the trend he sees as secession: “Those who forget their heritage, betray their motherland, and seek to split the country will come to no good end.”

Our odd relationship with China.

It seems to me the U.S. is going to have a problem controlling China's rush to domination because our relationship with China is a more serious geopolitical threat than the Soviet Union was---and it's also a more complex one---and we lack effective leadership.

One example: Americans traded more than $600 billion worth of goods and services with China just in 2020 alone---thus compromising many of America's elite who own the big companies and are compromised by their deep ties to China.

Additionally, the U.S. depends on China for raw materials like rare earth minerals, used in everything from mobile phones to semiconductors to car batteries.

The Biden family's lust for money.

Speaking of compromise: it's deep and wide with the Biden family, going back to at least 2004.

Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), on Monday, revealed a $100,000 direct payment from China Energy to Hunter Biden in 2004 when Joe Biden was the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The payment was wired to Wells Fargo's Clearing Services then to Hunter Biden's law firm "Owasco."

Grassley and Johnson presented a copy of the transfer on Monday.

In Peter Schweizer's book, "Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win," he shows  how CEFC China Energy paid Hunter Biden nearly $6 million dollars in 2017

Breitbart News reported this at the time:

Furthermore, by July 2017, CEFC began making interest-free, forgivable loans to the Biden family. CEFC executive Zhao Running wrote that $5 million was intended as money lent to the BD family,” not just Hunter Biden. “This $5 million loan to the BD [Biden] family is interest-free,” Zhao wrote.

Schweizer notes that “interest-free loans provide tremendous leverage because the lender can demand its money back if it is displeased by any action.”

In August 2017, CEFC Infrastructure Investment LLC sent Hunter Biden’s law firm, Owasco, $100.000. Four days later, the firm wired $5 million to another entity controlled by Ye, which then started sending regular payments to Owasco. Biden then transferred $1.4 million of that money to a firm called Lion Hall Group, which was controlled by his uncle James Biden and his wife, Sara Biden.

Grassley suggested Monday the transactions could show "the extent to which President Biden might be---and almost certainly is---compromised by Hunter Biden's deep ties to a communist China entity."

He said, "Bank records like this piece of evidence are pretty hard to deny and sweep under the rug."

Indeed they are. And apparently, the Hunter Biden laptop content will no longer be swept under the rug either.

Yesterday afternoon Rep Matt Gaetz tweeted: "Moments ago, I successfully entered the hard drive of Hunter Biden's laptop into the Congressional Record. Subpoena Hunter Biden!"

Senator Grassley told his colleagues that Hunter Biden and James Biden "served as the perfect vehicle by which the communist Chinese government could gain inroads here in the United States through CEFC and its affiliates. And these inroads were focused on China's advancement into the global and U.S. energy sector. Hunter and James Biden were more than happy to go along for the right price."

Johnson added, "Senior Democrats and liberal media cooperated to smear me and Sen. Grassley with false accusations of receiving and spreading Russian disinformation", noting that we now know they were the ones spreading the disinformation."

"Fortunately," Sen Johnson said, "they failed to discredit our investigation because we stayed true to government records. We stayed true to the facts and the evidence."


Samuel Adams, an American Founding Father, wrote in a letter to James Warren on November 4, 1775, "Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust, be men of exceptional characters. The public cannot be too curious concerning the character of public men."

Be Informed. Be Curious. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.