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US Navy Steps In as Chinese Propaganda Network Hits Americans with Dire Warning

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With the compromise of the U.S. international leadership as evidenced by the Biden administration’s sudden abandonment of Afghanistan, it’s not surprising what it signals to China.

And what it might be signaling to U.S. allies in East Asia.

The People’s Republic of China is threatening to sail warships near the United States and its territories, according to a recent propaganda tweet by the People’s Republic of China.

The tweet presumably was countering the operation of the Navy’s 7th Fleet in the South China Sea.

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Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Times, tweeted Sept. 8:  “Hopefully when Chinese warships pass through the Caribbean Sea or show up near Hawaii and Guam one day, the US will uphold the same standard of freedom of navigation. That day will come soon.”

Despite apparently irritating the Chinese, the Navy said it was complying with international law.

“The freedom of all nations to navigate in international waters is important, especially in the South China Sea, where nearly a third of global maritime trade transits each year,” said Rear Adm. Dan Martin, commander of the 7th Fleet’s Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, as quoted in a Navy Chief of Information tweet.

The Navy didn’t stop there.

“PRC’s behavior stands in contrast to US adherence to int’l law and our vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the chief of information account tweeted. “All nations, large and small, should be secure in their sovereignty, free from coercion and able to pursue economic growth …”

In response to Hu’s tweet, the account said the Navy “has upheld the standards of freedom of navigation longer than the PLA navy has existed. Here’s a more recent example you may have forgotten.”

The tweet included a link to a Wall Street Journal story on Sept. 4 about Chinese navy ships that came within 12 miles of the U.S. coast without incident.

“Pentagon officials said late Thursday that the five Chinese navy ships had passed through U.S. territorial waters as they transited the Aleutian Islands, but said they had complied with international law and didn’t do anything threatening,” the report said.

There’s more going on than a battle of tweets or even U.S. and Chinese warships cruising near each other’s borders.

The Biden administration’s weakness is affecting American allies, especially those within the eastern Asian orbit of China, which is obviously expanding its influence.

Sadly, we’ve seen this story before, according to classicist and military historian Victor Davis Hanson. This is especially true as it affects Australia, Hanson said in an interview conducted by former Australian Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson.

“It’s amazing how parallel the Chinese propaganda is toward Australia as Japan’s was in the late 1930s,” said Hanson, who is also an Op-Ed contributor to The Western Journal.



The Anderson interview was conducted in the context of U. S. abandonment of Afghanistan.

In the 1930s, resource-rich Australia would not have been able to defend itself against the Japanese without help from mother country Britain (engaged in its own European defense against the Nazis) or the Americans, Hanson said.

Were it not for the American victory in the Battle of Coral Sea, Japan would have directly attacked Australia, he said.

Has Biden made America's allies question whether the U.S. is reliable?

It’s much the same now, according to Hanson. If America doesn’t come through, what will Australia and other Eastern Asian nations do?

“We really don’t have a choice,” he said, adding that “this is a threat we’re facing that’s existential in nature.”

“This is 1.5 billion people run by a communist dictatorship with the most sophisticated propaganda the world has ever seen and a unique blend of state-run capitalism that’s highly productive in a way that communism has not been in the past, and has mastered the Western mind,” Hanson said.

“Let’s be honest,” he said. “Where does it lead for [Australia’s] survival or Japan’s survival? And it only leaves one place and that’s the unmentionable and that’s the acquisition of nuclear weapons, which Australia and South Korea and Taiwan and Japan are perfectly capable of developing as Western countries and they could do it in a year or two.

“We wouldn’t want that because it would provoke an arms race, probably.

“But that’s why it’s so essential that the United States understand that, that the reason you’re not nuclear, when you could be nuclear, and the same thing applies to your other allies and partners, is that you rely on us.”

So China is acting like 1930s Japan in its expansionism and it’s sending out propaganda about bringing its ships close to the United States.

And our allies, witnessing the Afghanistan debacle, must be scratching their heads and saying: Can we really continue to trust the Americans?

If not, as Hanson said, the alternatives could be unmentionable.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Vicious Tweet By Alec Mocking Cop for ‘Wrongful’ Shooting Resurfaces After Baldwin Kills Woman on Set

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Those who live by the sword die by the sword.

Alec Baldwin certainly lived out this biblical proverb on Thursday.

The Hollywood veteran accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer while filming a movie in Sante Fe, New Mexico. During filming, Baldwin was required to fire a gun loaded with blanks. As it turns out, the gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet, killing 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins and injuring the film’s director, Joel Souza.

So where does the Christian proverb come into play?

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Back in 2017, Baldwin excoriated a police officer for shooting a violent suspect.

“I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone,” Baldwin tweeted along with the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the shooting.

However, the officer was exonerated of any wrongdoing.

According to the Times, a Huntington Beach police officer was seen struggling with a man outside a convenience store.

Amid the struggle, the man pulled an object from the officer’s utility belt, which prompted the officer to step back and begin firing.

A bystander who captured the incident on video confirmed to the Times that the suspect started the fight after the officer approached his vehicle.

The officer was identified as Eric Esparza by The Orange County Register. Both the city of Huntington Beach and a federal judge determined the shooting was justified.

The suspect, 27-year-old Dillan Tabares, was believed to have beaten an 80-year-old man to death only three days prior.

Nevertheless, at a time when Esparza was likely at his lowest, having just been forced to kill a man, Baldwin tweeted his condemnation.

WARNING: The following contains graphic language that some readers will find offensive.

“Defend himself? By shooting the guy? What kind of a f**king idiot are you?” Baldwin wrote in a subsequent tweet.

Now, Baldwin is in nearly the same position Esparza was in four years ago. He is likely devastated at having been involved in such a tragic accident.

Hopefully, in the future, Baldwin won’t assume that every police officer involved in a shooting is either bloodthirsty or incompetent.

He now understands the pain many officers carry with them every single day.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Those who live by the sword die by the sword. Alec Baldwin certainly lived out this biblical proverb on Thursday. The Hollywood veteran accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer while filming a movie in Sante Fe, New Mexico. During filming, Baldwin was required to fire a gun loaded with blanks. As it turns out, the gun discharged either shrapnel or a bullet, killing 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins and injuring the film’s director, Joel Souza. So where does the Christian proverb come into play? Back in 2017, Baldwin excoriated a police officer for shooting a violent suspect. I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone…https://t.co/WE6QsAAXGI — AlecBaldwin (@AlecBaldwln____) September 23, 2017 “I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone,” Baldwin tweeted along with the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of the shooting. However, the officer was exonerated of any wrongdoing. According to the Times, a Huntington Beach police officer was seen struggling with a man outside a convenience store. Amid the struggle, the man pulled an object from the officer’s utility belt, which prompted the officer to step back and begin firing. A bystander who captured the incident on video confirmed to the Times that the suspect started the fight after the officer approached his vehicle. The officer was identified as Eric Esparza by The Orange County Register. Both the city of Huntington Beach and a federal judge determined the shooting was justified. The suspect, 27-year-old Dillan Tabares, was believed to have beaten an 80-year-old man to death only three days prior. Nevertheless, at a time when Esparza was likely at his lowest, having just been forced to kill a man, Baldwin tweeted his condemnation. WARNING: The following contains graphic language that some readers will find offensive. Defend himself? By shooting the guy? What kind of a fucking idiot…

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Buttigieg Tells Americans to Get Used to ‘Disruptions,’ ‘Shocks to the System’

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Having less is just the way life goes in President Joe Biden’s America, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Buttigieg, who was on paternity leave for months as the supply chain crisis intensified, made the interview rounds this week and put a happy face on the crisis.

In comments Wednesday, he indicated Americans will need to get used to delays and potentially seeing empty shelves for the foreseeable future.

“There are going to be disruptions and shocks to the system as long as the pandemic continues,” he said, according to Reuters.

Rating firm Moody’s said Wednesday that the supply chain issues plaguing America will likely not subside any time soon, and shortages, higher transportation costs and higher prices will ripple through the economy.

But Buttigieg found a sunny side in all that when he popped in for a chat on “The View.”

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“Americans have more money in their pockets compared to a year ago,” Buttigieg said, according to ABC News.

“Where they used to maybe spend it on going to shows or travel, they’ve been more likely to spend it on things, which is why actually we have a record number of goods coming through our ports.”

“Retail sales are through the roof, that’s part of why we have this challenge.”

Buttigieg also put in a brief plug for the infrastructure bill House Democrats have been holding hostage for weeks.

“There’s no easy fix. There’s no magic wand, but there are a lot of things we can do,” Buttigieg said. “We’re relying on infrastructure that was built decades ago, sometimes a century ago.”

His comments on “The View” echoed those made during his Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“Certainly a lot of the challenges that we’ve been experiencing this year will continue into next year. But there are both short-term and long-term steps that we can take to do something about it,” Buttigieg told host Jake Tapper.

“Look, part of what’s happening isn’t just the supply side, it’s the demand side. Demand is off the charts. This is one more example of why we need to pass the infrastructure bill,” he continued.

“There are $17 billion in the President’s infrastructure plan for ports alone and we need to deal with these long-term issues that have made us vulnerable to these kinds of bottlenecks when there are demand fluctuations, shocks and disruptions like the ones that have been caused by the pandemic.”

Tucker Carlson Tonight” host Tucker Carlson said Tuesday that instead of leaders telling Americans they can fix the problems of the nation, the Biden administration is telling Americans to live with them.

Here’s how Carlson summed up the trend: “As your quality of life declines, you are instructed not to notice.”

Slamming an Op-Ed published by The Washington Post that scolded Americans for “[ranting] about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes,” Carlson made that into a symbol of what’s wrong with the nation.

“So if you don’t like the fact the shelves are bare in your local store, don’t throw a fit. Don’t be an entitled little tool. Lower your expectations. What did you expect in America? Come on. Bread lines, we’ve always had bread lines. It’s sort of charmingly retro, these bread lines. Don’t complain as your life becomes worse and as your country degrades,” he said.

“That’s the message, and not surprisingly, that message is coming directly from the people who are making your life worse and destroying the country. That would, of course, would be the White House.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Having less is just the way life goes in President Joe Biden’s America, according to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg, who was on paternity leave for months as the supply chain crisis intensified, made the interview rounds this week and put a happy face on the crisis. In comments Wednesday, he indicated Americans will need to get used to delays and potentially seeing empty shelves for the foreseeable future. “There are going to be disruptions and shocks to the system as long as the pandemic continues,” he said, according to Reuters. Pete Buttigieg couldn’t organize a one car funeral—he’s not going to organize our ports, railroads, highways, and airports. pic.twitter.com/Fh0NjbgGFx — Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) October 14, 2021 Rating firm Moody’s said Wednesday that the supply chain issues plaguing America will likely not subside any time soon, and shortages, higher transportation costs and higher prices will ripple through the economy. But Buttigieg found a sunny side in all that when he popped in for a chat on “The View.”

Is the Biden administration totally incompetent?
“Americans have more money in their pockets compared to a year ago,” Buttigieg said, according to ABC News. “Where they used to maybe spend it on going to shows or travel, they’ve been more likely to spend it on things, which is why actually we have a record number of goods coming through our ports.” “Retail sales are through the roof, that’s part of why we have this challenge.” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says supply chain disruptions will “continue into next year.” “… demand is up, because income is up, because the president has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession.” pic.twitter.com/uuFPhZoG8z — The Recount (@therecount) October 17, 2021 Buttigieg also put in a brief plug for the infrastructure bill House Democrats have been holding hostage…

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