We have been aggressively warning about the rise of nationalism and how it is being used as a vehicle to realize a war in the future. Steve Bannon, who was famously associated with President Trump’s campaign, we pointed out was “let go” not as a result of tactical failures, but that his mission was complete in that his purpose was to revive nationalism in the US, and having done so, to take said nationalism around the world. Bannon is doing just this.
As a part of reviving nationalism, which will be used to bring about a revival of militarism leading to another major war, part of this involves starting conflict with the major nations that will be involved. One major target is Russia. The other one is China.
In an interesting declaration, Bannon has announced that he is reviving a committee to target China according to a report:
A group of Washington policy advisers and former US government officials including Steve Bannon have revived a cold war-era advocacy organisation to take aim at China, which it called “an aggressive totalitarian foe”.
The Committee on the Present Danger: China, or CPDC, will be launched to facilitate “public education and advocacy against the full array of conventional and non-conventional dangers” posed by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, the group said in an announcement on Monday.
The committee’s latest iteration underscores the growth of opposition to Beijing in Washington’s policymaking circles, which has helped to fuel a bilateral tariff war started by US President Donald Trump last year and a new law that will tighten oversight of Chinese investments in the United States.
The Committee on the Present Danger (CPD) was first established in the early 1950s as a bulwark against the influence of communism in the US. The group disbanded after some leading members were drafted into the administration of Dwight Eisenhower, but in 1976 was reformed by US foreign policy hawks to counter the Soviet Union during the cold war.
The committee members warned at a press event in Washington on Monday that China had posed a broad range of threats to the US: expanding military power, strengthening strategic nuclear capability, stealing US technology, repressing religions, human rights and minority groups, initiating “chemical warfare” by being the prime source of fentanyl reaching the US and influencing US campuses and corporations.
“As with the Soviet Union in the past, communist China represents an existential and ideological threat to the United States and to the idea of freedom – one that requires a new American consensus regarding the policies and priorities required to defeat this threat,” the committee’s announcement said.
The group’s vice-chairman Frank Gaffney, a defence adviser to former president Ronald Reagan, said the committee hoped to “set the stage for a series of national debates about China” to address the threats the country posed. Gaffney has spent much of his time since leaving government in the 1980s propagating stridently anti-Islamic views.
Even if Beijing faithfully kept its commitments under a trade agreement that Washington is trying to negotiate with China, the US would still face serious threats in other areas and must address those, Gaffney said.
“China’s arsenal for global supremacy includes economic, informational, political and military warfare,” read a statement by James Fanell, a former US Navy intelligence official focusing on Pacific security affairs. The US “has witnessed already China’s expansion into the vacuum of a diminishing US presence in East Asia”, he said.
Fanell argued that Washington needed to regain a military deterrence position in the Indo-Pacific. “We already have slipped,” he said. “If we fall any further, we may not recover.”
Sasha Gong, also a member of the new CPD, said China was “waging an ideological war” against the US, which was “losing ground” and should consider it “as urgent as military defence”.
“We are disarming ourselves; meanwhile Chinese are taking our ground, broadcasting here, taking our people and winning hearts and minds,” said Gong, adding that the US’ response to China’s aggression was “very inadequate”.
Gong is the former chief of Voice of America’s Mandarin service. She was sacked by the US government-funded broadcaster along with two others in November for their involvement in a live-streamed 2017 interview with Chinese fugitive tycoon Guo Wengui, who has used social media to make corruption accusations against senior Chinese officials including Vice-President Wang Qishan.
In a faxed reply to the South China Morning Post, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it had not heard about the organisation and that it was a “dead end” to revisit the cold war-era zero-sum mindset.
“We have repeatedly stated our stances with regard to the ‘China threat’ cliché,” the ministry said.
“We hope some people in the United States view China’s development in proper perspective, stop groundless accusations and defamation against China, and instead, be more engaged in deeds that would benefit China-US relations, the peace, stability and prosperity of the world,” the ministry said.
Although the committee boasts a roster of China experts, it also features a number of US public figures not known primarily as authorities on the country’s affairs.
The founders of the committee also include Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and co-founder of far-right news outlet Breitbart, which he described in an interview with American magazine Mother Jones as a “platform for the alt-right”.
Bannon is also known for being a former vice-president of Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct data analysis firm that harvested the data of millions of Facebook users to predict and influence political movements.
The CPD gained notoriety in its first iteration when it issued NSC 68, a policy directive that called on Congress to triple the US defence budget to counter the Soviet Union’s expansion, according to a 2004 report by US political newspaper The Hill.
The second CPD was formed in 1976 by hawks from the Democratic and Republican parties who believed that “detente [had] lulled everybody into complacency”, The Hill quoted Yale University cold war scholar John Gaddis as saying.
The report described that CPD’s members as the original “neoconservatives” – former liberals who became disillusioned with the Democratic Party during the Jimmy Carter administration and advocated that the US initiate an arms build-up. (source, source)
Make no mistake, the Chinese government is evil and it must be called out for its actions. It particularly hates Christians and is an active persecutor of them. Yet do not be deceived, Bannon is not doing this for altruistic reasons, and is directly related to his work in 2016 with Trump and his work in Europe. He is helping prepare the way for war.
But for our purposes, pay close attention to that highlighted part and to the name, Frank Gaffney.
Who is Frank Gaffney? Shoebat.com knows very well. His organization, the Center For Security Policy, was and continues to be for many years a major voice in the “counter-jihad” movement.
Shoebat.com has warned for a long time about Operation Gladio, of which the anti-Islam movement is but one face of its operations. The purpose of said operation is to eventually bring about the conditions for a Third Global Conflict, and is using nationalism in a socialist context to provoke it.
Gaffney was exposed as supporting Ukrainian National Socialists in the ongoing proxy war against Russia through Ukraine as well as throughout European conflicts since the breakup of the USSR.
Gaffney will claim to oppose Islamic terrorism, but only when it suits him, as he is more than happy to support Chechen terrorists if it means realizing the geopolitical purposes for which he works, or likewise with arming the government of the nation of Azerbaijan against Christian Armenians.
Gaffney is one of many men working for the creation of conditions for a Third World War. The anti-Islam issue, just as with the China conflict, are but two facets of the same general plan and form a seamless tapestry of crimes, lies, and deception that are bringing the world to war.
It does not fundamentally matter who is president because he is but a figurehead for a machine that has been in operation for a long time. What matters is the operation of that machine and the principles upon which it was founded, and it is going to continue to be in operation until its goal is realized. Gears may be changed, but the fundamental process which is performs does not.
Likewise, one would be wise to pay attention to the actors involved in various conflicts. It is said that, paraphrased, “a tiger doesn’t change his stripes,” and so those who supported certain actions in the past will likely continue to support them. This is the reason why it was such an ominous sign when Trump brought John Bolton back into his administration.
It was a sign that the war hawks had returned to the nest to roost.
The war pigs will have their day where they will have to answer for their consistent crimes against the human race. Until that time comes, it is enough for those who are wise, not to sit back idly, but to watch, learn, and prepare for what is coming.