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America: Coming Full Circle from the 1960’s

Cross-posted from trevorloudon.com

May 30, 2020

This is being written moments after the successful launch of the Crew Dragon – atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This marks the first time in about a decade that the United States of America has been capable of launching astronauts into space – heralding a triumphant recovery from the Obama administration’s evisceration of NASA.

It crossed my mind that, thanks to Obama, the 50th anniversary of America’s moon landing passed with America rendered incapable of even launching an astronaut into orbit. Just one of the many wrenching examples of Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America.

So watching on TV this American with several grey hairs could detect dampness in his eyes – as memories of the “space race” and John Glenn; the tragedy of Apollo 1 fire; the Apollo 8 crew reading from The Book of Genesis on Christmas Eve, 1968; and America’s triumphant landing on the moon in July, 1969 – all came flooding back.

Today’s launch is yet another fitting symbol that President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” is well underway – “promises made, promises kept.”

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Declassification of House Intelligence Russia investigation documents

Declassification of documents.

Now we can see for ourselves how the Democrats lied to the public in matters related to the investigation into Trump/Russia collusion .  When reading the documents keep in mind the following:

“In 2017 and 2018, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) undertook an investigation into Russia’s interference campaign targeting the 2016 U.S. election. The Committee’s investigation came on the heels of an Intelligence Community assessment, which found:”

“Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump.”

Here are some quotes from Adam Schiff.  Truth or false accusations?

“Whil” Special Counsel Mueller found insufficient evidence to prove the crime of criminal conspiracy beyond a reasonable doubt, he refused to draw any conclusion on the issue of collusion — contrary to false representations made by Attorney General Bill Barr and others. There is ample evidence of the corrupt interactions between the Trump campaign and Russia, both direct and circumstantial, in the record:”


 “Trump and his son drafted a false statement for the press together in order to cover up the true purpose of the meeting. .”“Multiple witnesses sought to hide and cover up illicit activity related to Russia during the presidential campaign.”“And the transcripts also show that during the transition period in late 2016, the incoming National Security Advisor.”


“Despite taking part in this investigation and hearing these facts first-hand, the transcripts reveal how House Republicans used witness interviews not to gain the facts, but to press President Trump’s false narrative of ‘no collusion, no obstruction.’


“the White House held up their release to the public by refusing to allow the Intelligence Community to make redactions on the basis of classified information, rather than White House political interests.”

Source and additional information  click https://intelligence.house.gov/russiainvestigation/

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CNN’s Don Lemon thinks Trump is jealous of Obama because Michelle is better looking than Melania

The delusion is strong with this one.

Addressing President Trump, CNN reporter Don Lemon insinuates that Trump is a racist for disliking Obama and that Trump resents Obama because Obama’s wife is “better looking” than Trump’s wife, Melania.

With a smug look on his face, Lemon rhetorically asks:

“What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin? Is it because he’s smarter than you, better educated, made it on his own — didn’t need daddy’s help — his wife is more accomplished, better looking? I don’t know? What is it about it? That he’s a black man and is accomplished and became president, and he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing. What is it about him? Just wonderin’.”

Hey, Lemon, if you think “Big Mike” Michelle is better looking than First Lady Melania, then you’re delusional.

Big Mike Obama (r)

But then, this is the same Don Lemon who, last August in the Hamptons, stuck his hand down his shorts, “vigorously” rubbed his penis, then shoved his penis-smelling fingers under a bartender’s nose.

Actually, since Lemon is openly homosexual, we can hardly expect him to find any woman attractive. In saying that “Big Mike” Michelle is “better looking” than Melania, Lemon was merely recognizing a fellow LGBT, as in transvestite.

What’s that swinging in Michelle Obama’s pants?

See “Michelle Obama is a man: See the junk moving in his pants

~Eowyn

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Clinton and Obama connection to Dr. Birx., one of the “experts” the media and democrats insisted Trump listen to.

Finally!  it comes out in Tuesday’s White House press conference.

Dr. Deborah Birx,

 So, I think in this country we’ve taken a very liberal approach to mortality. And I think the reporting here has been pretty straightforward over the last five to six weeks. Prior to that when there wasn’t testing in January and February that’s a very different situation and unknown.

There are other countries that if you had a preexisting condition and let’s say the virus caused you to go to the ICU and then have a heart or kidney problem some countries are recording as a heart issue or a kidney issue and not a COVID-19 death. Right now we are still recording it and we will I mean the great thing about having forms that come in and a form that has the ability to market as COVID-19 infection the intent is right now that those if someone dies with COVID-19 we are counting that as a COVID-19 death.

This shouldn’t be breaking news to us.  I revealed this was going countless times on Twitter .   Here at FOTM, many of us discussed this as being a possibility. I recall three submissions of my own where I said this was going on.

March 11, Fake news telling lies about covid 19 again.

March 30, How Fake News MSM and the democrats lied to you about covid-19 testing

April 7, Fake News MSM caught lying about coronavirus infection numbers and Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer, AOC, Omar, Tlaib and over 100 politicians received dontions from virus test kit suppliers.

Video is Dr Birx at press conference

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But even when she is telling the truth she is lying.  The truth is that Italy is going back and reclassifying their “covid-19 victims” properly, removing the generalization of anybody tested positive for covid-19 gets a covid-19 death certification.

Could it be an issue  that Birx’s husband is Paige Reffe, former Clinton advance man?  Reffe was the Deputy Assistant & Director of Advance for Bill Clinton.  He was responsible for the execution of Bill and Hill’s trips.

He decided who came to the events, who speaks, how you communicate the message,  who sits where on the motorcade,  and more.  A job  that required a great deal of trust from the Clintons.  Certainly part of the Clintons circle of trust.

To survive around the Clintons I would imagine that both husband and wife wound need to be on the same page.  Much different that Kellyanne Conway and her husbands relationship.

Reffe currently serves on the Board of Directors of the US Committee to Expand NATO.

Debra Birx was assigned United States Global AIDS Coordinator on April 4, 2014 by Obama.

It’s hard for me to think that these two are not loyal to the Clintons and Obama.  They would have to be “Hard Core” democrats.  to have been placed in their positions in the past. This would explain the questionable procedure on the counting of covid-19 deaths.  Logging every person that tested positive for covid-19 as cause of death simply because they had it is retarded.  So retarded that we do not have a choice but to question her motives.  They are even testing bodies post mortem and  logging them  as covid-19 as cause of death.  This is a huge mistake having her in charge.  I put the blame on Trumps advisors.  He needs to completely clean house.

There is more to this than meets the eye.  CDC has its part in this “con-demic” equally. In the images you will see screenshots of instructions on how to handle deaths where no covid-19 test had been used , when the cause of death could not be determined and deaths that occurred when the person had tested positive for  COVID-19.  They even provide a example.  Basically, they can put covid-19 as cause of death without having any proof.

 

Sources:

Guidance to Certifying Deaths Due to Coronavirus Dsease 2019 April

Alert 3 Final COVID 19 Guidance and Provisional Death Counts.pdf April 2

To add more confusion  the CDC publishes confusion information.  This next image are two screen shots side by side.  Both imaages were captured seconds apart on the same day.  You will see 2 different death totals for the same time frame.

So how did Trump end up in this position? Trump, you, myself and every American is currently being screwed over, again, by the democrats and the fake news MSM. T he democrats insisted that Trump listen to the “experts”.  They used the fake news to badger Trump into trusting the “experts”  We still are hearing it today.  Below is a screen shot for an example on how much they are using every possible way to con  Trump into listening  to the  “experts”.

Just another part of the democrats scandalous attacks on Trump and America.

The good news is that now you know about it, you can help spread the word and inform people of the truth.  Help your president, help your country, help your neighbor, help our allies.  Now is the time to join together and defeat the bottom feeders that have infested our lives.  If a person has ever questioned evil exists, let this be a lesson for you.  It’s here, at work ,  right now.  It’s what drives the fake news, the democrats leadership, the back stabbing  traitors that have infiltrated the White House.  It’s the reason we are told to stay in our homes.  It will not stop until we stop it.  Whatever it takes, we cannot let them get away with this.  No quarter.

Respectfully

Deplorable Patriot

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*”So, I think in this country we’ve taken a very liberal approach to mortality”This says all you need to hear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Friday: Remembering His Passion and Sacrificial Love

Good Friday, April 10, 2020.

Some years ago, a friend startled me with an out-of-context outburst. Though raised a Christian, Stephanie is a goddess cultist, wiccan witch, and rabidly anti-Christian because of its alleged anti-female misogyny, never mind my pointing out that none other than a woman — Mary, the mother of Jesus — is Christianity’s most revered human figure.

I still remember that day when we were sipping a drink in a shopping mall. Suddenly, in a fit of self-pity, my strong-as-an ox-friend blurted to me: “Don’t tell me how Jesus had suffered. I’ve suffered more than Jesus!”

This post on our Lord’s passion and sacrificial love is a reminder to us of His sacrificial love, and a rebuttal to my friend, the “artist” Michael D’Antuono who in 2009 painted a blasphemous portrait of Obama as the crucified Christ, and all malignant narcissists who cheapen His memory by having the boundless arrogance and gall to compare themselves to Him.

The account below is difficult for us to read.

You will weep, if you have a heart.

Imagine how many hundred times difficult it was for our Lord, who endured all of it.

He sweated blood.

After He and his disciples had observed the Passover meal in an upper room in a home in southwest Jerusalem, they traveled to the Mount of Olives, northeast of the city.
There, in the garden of Gethsemane, for 12 hours (from 9 PM Thursday to 9 AM Friday), He prayed. He saw all the sins of humanity — past, present, and future. The cumulative effect of what He saw was so horrific that He sweated bloodhematidrosis, or hemorrhage into the sweat glands. His skin became fragile and tender from the hematidrosis, and He felt chilled in the night air.

Then the Roman soldiers came to arrest Him and took Him away — He who had committed no crime and no wrong, but instead had fed the hungry, healed the sick and blind, and even raised the dead.

He was scourged at least 39 times.

Scourging or flogging was a legal preliminary to every Roman execution. The usual instrument was a short whip (flagellum) with several single or braided leather thongs of variable lengths, in which small iron balls or sharp pieces of sheep bones were tied at intervals. Occasionally, staves also were used.

He was stripped of his clothing, His hands tied to an upright post. His back, buttocks, and legs were flogged either by two soldiers or by one who alternated positions. The scourging was intended to weaken Him to a state just short of collapse or death.

As the Roman soldiers repeatedly struck His back with full force, the iron balls caused deep contusions, and the leather thongs and sheep bones cut into His skin and subcutaneous tissues.Then, as the flogging continued, the lacerations tore into His underlying skeletal muscles and produced quivering ribbons of bleeding flesh. Pain and blood loss set the stage for circulatory shock.

His scalp was pierced with thorns.

The Roman soldiers, amused that this weakened man had been acclaimed a king just days ago when He entered Jerusalem on a donkey, mocked Him by placing a robe on his shoulders, a crown of thorns on His head, and a wooden staff as a scepter in His right hand. Next, they spat on Him and struck Him on the head with the wooden staff.

The crown of thorns was not a crown at all. It was probably a bush roughly applied, and tied on with rope.

The thorns probably came from the Lote Tree, a wild bush that still grows freely all over the Holy Land. This bush had thorns between one to two inches long. There are over 70 scalp wounds visible on the man whose image is seared forever into the Shroud of Turin.
The soldiers’ beating with the rods to His head covered with this crown would have caused severe bleeding. It is probable that the clump of thorns was removed before His tunic was put back onto His body, and then reapplied during the Crucifixion. The blood trickling down from the newly opened head wounds suggest that the thorns were reapplied before the Crucifixion.

Imagine the pain you’d feel if just one thorn, measuring 1 to 2 inches long, were stuck into your scalp . . . .

He carried his own cross, weighing 125 lb.

The severe scourging, with its intense pain and appreciable blood loss, most probably left Him in a pre-shock state. Moreover, hematidrosis had rendered his skin particularly tender. The physical and mental abuse, as well as the lack of food, water, and sleep, also contributed to His generally weakened state.

Therefore, even before the actual crucifixion, His physical condition was at least serious and probably critical.

It was customary for the condemned man to carry his own cross from the flogging post to the site of crucifixion outside the city walls.

Since the weight of the entire cross was probably well over 300 lb., “only” the crossbar or patibulum — weighing 75 to 125 lb. — was carried. The patibulum was placed across the nape of His neck and balanced along both shoulders, His outstretched arms tied to the crossbar. The processional to the site of crucifixion was led by a complete Roman military guard, headed by a centurion.

He was nailed to a cross to die.

The Romans did not invent crucifixions, but they perfected it as a form of torture and capital punishment designed to produce a slow death with maximum pain and suffering. It was one of the most disgraceful and cruelest methods of execution and usually was reserved only for slaves, foreigners, revolutionaries, and the vilest of criminals.

At the site of execution, by law, He was given a bitter drink of wine mixed with myrrh (gall) as a mild analgesic. He was then thrown to the ground on his back, with his arms outstretched along the patibulum.

His hands were nailed to the crossbar at the wrists. The nails were tapered iron spikes approximately 5 to 7 inches long with a square shaft 3/8 in. across.

After both arms were fixed to the crossbar, He and the patibulum, together, were lifted onto the stipes. Next, His feet were nailed to the front of the stipes.

Every breath He took was a struggle, seared with pain.

The weight of His body, pulling down on the outstretched arms and shoulders, fixed the intercostal muscles in an inhalation state and thereby hinder passive exhalation. Accordingly, exhalation was primarily diaphragmatic, and breathing was shallow. This form of respiration would not suffice and hypercarbia (abnormally-elevated carbon dioxide levels in the blood) soon resulted. The onset of muscle cramps or tetanic contractions, due to fatigue and hypercarbia, further hindered His breathing.

Every breath He took was a struggle, shot with agonizing pain.

To exhale, He had to lift His body by pushing up on His feet, flexing His elbows and adducting His shoulders. However, this maneuver placed the entire weight of the body on His tarsals, producing searing pain. Furthermore, flexion of His elbows caused rotation of His wrists about the iron nails, causing fiery pain along the damaged median nerves. Lifting of the body also painfully scraped His scourged back against the rough wooden stipes. Muscle cramps and paresthesias (pins and needles) of the outstretched and uplifted arms added to the discomfort. As a result, each respiratory effort became agonizing and tiring and led eventually to asphyxia (depletion of oxygen to the body).

After “only” 3 to 6 hours hung on the cross, He breathed his last.

He suffered terribly, unto death, for each one of us. 

God loves us this much.

So many Christians in America and other countries, like Italy, cannot go to church this Easter season because governments have closed churches to contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. But we can remember His Passion today by going online for the Stations of the Cross. Go here.

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In memory of His love,

~Eowyn

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Joe Biden strokes & holds young girl’s face to his groin

This is a video from 2011 when Joe Biden was Obama’s vice president.

One of the roles of the Vice President of the United States is to preside over the U.S. Senate, including swearing in new senators.

Watch how Biden zeroes in on the 6-year-old daughter of Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), but ignores her son entirely.

Biden repeatedly paws and strokes the girl.

The most disturbing segment begins at the 3:19 mark in the video as Biden pulls the girl’s face to his crotch. Clearly uncomfortable, the girl pulls away and turns to her father. But there’s no escape because Biden then closes the gap by moving his body right next to the father-and-daughter.

Some observant and insightful comments from YouTube viewers:

Tek Man: “Notice how he always zooms right in on the little girls?”

John Simon: “He doesn’t seem to even acknowledge the other child’s existence since it’s a boy.”

John Lamphier: “I see what he does. He charms the parents, all the while, stroking the kid. His `hospitality’ is his camouflage.”

Rowdy Piper: “Having been employed in the prison system in Australia for 15 years I have unfortunately have had to deal with child molesters, ‘Paedophiles’ on a daily basis. This man shows classic pedo tendencies of trying to charm the parents whilst spending an unusual amount of time with his attention on the children…

Sactical Bag: “He’s honed his skill well, how he manipulates the parents to get his rush and it’s obvious after photo shoot he talks about his kids, why, TO BUY MORE TIME to hold the girl. the MORE HE RAMBLES the longer he can hold her… so he’s doing several things at the same time.”

But it’s still “crickets” from the MSM, as the Demonrat Party is doing its utmost to make creepy Joe their 2020 presidential nominee.

~Eowyn

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Whistleblower Found Shot To Death In California

The suicide list gets bigger.  Why do people with hidden knowledge seem to kill themselves?  Especially when the information may prove a democrat is being dishonest or proves their involvement in a crime.

 

‘Phil had firsthand evidence that Obama was secretly advancing Islamic hegemony in the U.S.  He sacrificed his career to expose it.’

 

The whistleblower from the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama Administration was found dead near his vehicle outside of Sacramento Friday morning.

Authorities found 66-year old Philip Haney dead by a single gunshot wound. Haney was known for exposing President Obama’s orders to scrub the records of Muslims with terrorist ties.

According to the Amador County Coroner’s Office, deputies and detectives responded to a report of a man shot near Highway 124 and Highway 16 in Plymouth, California.

In the report obtained by the California Globe, Haney died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound… A firearm was found near Haney’s body and his vehicle. An investigation is active and ongoing.

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Media misleading headline, again: “Hundreds of Migrants Sent Back to El Salvador by the U.S. Were Killed or Abused”

This story was published with the above headline by People magazine on February 6.

The subheadline: “The Human Rights Watch has identified 138 Salvadorans who were killed and another 70 who face abuse after deportation.”

Gee, wouldn’t one automatically interpret – due to the lack of dates – that this happened under President Trump’s watch? Of course they would. That is the sole reason for the framing of this headline.

Yet the first couple paragraphs start out as such:

Over the last seven years hundreds of Salvadoran migrants and asylum seekers have been killed or abused after they were deported from the United States, according to a report this week by Human Rights Watch.

The organization identified 138 deported Salvadorans who were killed between 2013 and 2019 and another 70 cases in this time period where “deportees were subjected to sexual violence, torture, and other harm, usually at the hands of gangs, or who went missing following their return.”

Apparently the US is to blame for the horrible conditions in El Salvador:

U.S. authorities knew or should have known they were going to return these people to harm,” Alison Leal Parker, a managing director of the Human Rights Watch’s U.S. program, told The Washington Post. “Therefore they should not have done it.

You know what’s coming next: #OrangeManBad:

Trump campaigned on reducing both legal and illegal immigration.

“As asylum and immigration policies tighten in the United States and dire security problems continue in El Salvador, the US is repeatedly violating its obligations to protect Salvadorans from return to serious risk of harm,” the Human Rights Watch report states.”

Finally, we get to the actual dates of these atrocities occurring El Salvador:

Between 2014 and 2018, the U.S. granted asylum to 18.2 percents of its Salvadoran applicants — the lowest rate in the region. The U.S. also deported a total of 111,000 Salvadorans in that same time period.

And here’s the kicker at the very end of the article (as if People magazine readers even make it that far):

“El Salvador has one of the highest rates of homicide and sexual violence in the world.”

There’s a reason why the media deserves the title of #FakeNews.

DCG

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President Trump nixes Obama deal for China to control Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach, California is the second-busiest port in the United States and one of the world’s busiest seaports, a leading gateway for trade between the United States and Asia. It supports more than 2.6 million jobs nationally and generates billions of dollars in economic activity each year.

Founded in 1911, each year, the Port handles:

  • More than 7.5 million 20-foot container units (TEUs)
  • Cargo valued at $194 billion
  • 82.3 million metric tons of cargo
  • 2,000 vessel calls

The Port’s loaded containers account for:

  • 1/3 moving through all California ports
  • 1/4 moving through all West Coast ports
  • nearly 1 in 5 moving through all U.S. ports

Given its importance, for a foreign country to control the Port of Long Beach would be worrisome, not to mention a foreign country has no business controlling any port in the United States. Even worse, however, if the foreign country is one not friendly to the United States and whose politcal-economic system is hostile to democracy.

But that’s precisely what the Obama administration did.

In 2012, the Obama administration signed an agreement — a 40-year container terminal lease — giving OOCL (Orient Overseas Container Line), a Hong Kong container transportation and logistics company, control of the Port of Long Beach, America’s second-largest container port behind the nearby Port of Los Angeles.

Note: Hong Kong is a part of China, ostensibly a “special administration region” with alleged autonomy from the Chinese government in Beijing.

According to Printus LeBlanc of the Daily Torch, OOCL has been a good steward of the port with no controversy associated with the company.

In July 2017, however, OOCL was purchased by COSCO (China Ocean Shipping Company), a Chinese government-owned conglomerate. Headquarted in Beijing, COSCO is the largest dry bulk carrier in China and one of the largest dry bulk shipping operators worldwide.

LeBlanc points out why COSCO’s control of the Port of Long Beach is a matter of great concern:

This is the same Chinese government responsible for dozens of hacks and spying operations, targeting the U.S. defense industry. The communist government has been assaulting the defense industry, stealing hundreds of billions of dollars in trade secrets. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been able to make staggering technological advancements because of the theft. The F-35, V-22, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, and Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System are just a few of the systems compromised by Chinese espionage efforts. After the unprecedented level of spying, why would the U.S. invite the perpetrator onto U.S. soil?

The attempted Chinese purchase of the port operations fits a pattern for the Chinese government. The Communist regime has undertaken an ambitious global project known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The initiative is a series of Chinese controlled ports, railways, and highway projects connecting 65 percent of the global population and 40 percent of global GDP.

China is using the BRI to influence policies of the nations the belt passes throughas it did with Greece last Summer. Greece refused to back the European Union’s attempt to criticize China’s human rights record, marking the first time the union failed to make its statement at the U.N.

The addition of the Long Beach Port implies the Chinese government may want to extend the belt to the Western Hemisphere. Perhaps we shouldn’t make it so easy for them.

Happily, President Trump squashed the Obama administration’s deal.

Judicial Watch reports:

Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S.

One of the Trump administration’s first big moves was to get the Communists out of the Port of Long Beach. After a national security review and federal intervention, the Long Beach terminal business, which handles millions of containers annually, is finally being sold to an Australian company called Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. That essentially kills China’s decades-long contract with the Obama administration.

The deal never should have been signed in the first place considering the facility’s size, significance and the national security issues associated with a hostile foreign government controlling it….

Removing Chinese Communists from this essential port is a tremendous feat and a huge victory for U.S. national security. You’d never know it because the media, consumed with the impeachment debacle, has ignored this important achievement. The only coverage of the finalized transfer is found in Long Beach’s local newspaper, which published a brief article omitting important background information on the Trump administration’s work to take back the terminal from the Communists….

In the last few years China has bought cargo ports throughout the world, including in Latin America, the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Chinese-owned ports are located in Greece, Italy, Spain and other European locations. In sub-Saharan Africa there are dozens of existing or planned port projects funded or operated by China, according to a study that highlights the threat the Chinese investments present to U.S. influence in the region. One troubling analysis points out that “COSCO’s commercial expansion has created leverage for Beijing — leverage that has already resulted in countries that host COSCO ports adopting China’s position on key international issues.

Thank you, President Trump!

H/t John Molloy

~Eowyn

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