America Says: It’s My Way…or the Huawei!

America is radically expanding its unilateral global reach and coercive tools in order to punish governments that don’t toe the anti-China line.

In this episode, we’ll look at the extension of the anti-Huawei campaign beyond the Five Eyes core intelligence sharing partners and ask the question:  What is the factual basis for demanding a ban on Huawei?  The answer will surprise you…if you’re a sucker for natsec fairy tales…but maybe not surprise you if you have a firm grasp on U.S. intelligence community objectives, deeds, and misdeeds.

Pretty much everything about China in big media today is an info op designed to delegitimize the PRC, hype the China threat, and manufacture consent for the US to take a swing at the PRC economically and eventually militarily.

Funny coincidence: as the U.S. government and Western media relentlessly hype the Chinese foreign influence and infiltration menace, the U.S. relentlessly amps up its foreign influence and infiltration.  Or is it a less than funny coincidence than a sinister distraction from a major expansion of U.S. covert power?

Also in this episode: Australia Saves Christmas…from Freedom.  Yes, this December Australia reconfirmed its position as America’s most abject asset, not just against China but against the security of the Internet with a disastrous piece of legislation.  Heckuva job, Straya!

And some year-end thoughts on whether Donald J. Trump will be spending next Christmas in the White House…or elsewhere.

If The Donald falters in his China quest, will an albino savior ride to the rescue?

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Show notes

Exclusive: Trump says he could intervene in U.S. case against Huawei C.F.O.

Sri Lanka coup hastens prosecution of Rajapaksa envoy to Washington

At Gathering of Spy Chiefs, U.S., Allies Agree to Contain Huawei

‘Five Eyes’ Spy Chiefs Agreed to Contain Huawei’s Global Reach at Meeting in July: Report

Huawei Called on the U.S. to Prove its Claim that the Tech Giant Poses a Security Risk

The giant that no one trusts: why Huawei’s history haunts it

‘No evidence’ of Huawei spying, says German IT watchdog

US intensifies pressure on UK, Germany for Huawei 5G ban

NSA Tapped German Chancellery for Decades, Wikileaks Claims

NSA spied on Chinese government and networking firm

N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat

We may have witnessed an NSA “Shotgun” TAO-like action

Arrest of Huawei CFO Draws Attention to China’s National Intelligence Law

Australia Anti-Encryption Law Rushed to Passage

‘Five Eyes’ Governments Call on Tech Giants to Build Encryption Back Doors—Or Else

Australia’s Encryption-Busting Law Could Impact Global Privacy

Analysis” ‘Catastrophic’ fallout from Australia security laws could cripple crypto industry

Special China Watch reports on Korea

Perhaps no foreign affairs issue in recent history has been so thoroughly misunderstood as the backstory of U.S. engagement with North Korea.  That’s because U.S. machinations relating to North Korea are about as dirty, unsuccessful, and embarrassing as can be imagined.

Here’s your chance to understand the context of U.S.—North Korea relations: a trio of special reports I have prepared on the untold story of U.S. duplicity and failure on North Korea.  Unknown, that is, to Western observers who rely on the selective historical memories of American policy makers and pundits; but deeply known and felt reality to North Korean and Chinese policymakers for whom U.S. bad faith and betrayal is the default setting in Korean affairs.

The Deep State Plan to Sabotage Korean Peace (full episode available on Youtube)

John Bolton’s presence on the White House staff is a red flag to Chinese and North Korean policymakers.  That’s because John Bolton’s core competency is sabotaging the stated and perhaps genuine intentions of the President of the United States to pursue peace on the Korean Peninsula, and substitute “active measures” to promote regime change. 

One of the most consequential failures in modern U.S. diplomacy (or anti-diplomacy) if you prefer, was a disastrous foray into financial secondary sanctions targeting North Korea during the George W. Bush years when John Bolton ruled the North Korea regime-change roost.  The sanctions gambit—targeting a tiny, China affiliated bank in Macau—backfired and literally birthed North Korea’s first atomic bomb.

It’s history that the Chinese and North Koreans know deep in their bones, even as the U.S. government tried to deny and ignore the reality of the fiasco.  To understand the deep distrust and reflexive caution of Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping in dealing with the United States, you need to know about the Banco Delta Asia gambit of 2005.

This is a non-paywalled China Watch offering posted on the Newsbud youtube channel per the link.  Please circulate it among your friends and encourage them to subscribe to Newsbud and get the full story of America’s North Korea boondoggle.

Shame in San Francisco: At the Olympics, South Korea Says “Enough” to a Century of Japanese and U.S. Betrayal

My Asia Brief audio report on the history Americans don’t know… but drives current events on the Korean peninsula.  Resentment at the sacrifice of Korea to U.S. Cold War ambitions and the Japanese alliance runs deep…and Koreans in the North and South are finally able to do something about it.

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

The Korean War was a desperate and dubious battle in which the US was ready to try anything and everything to overcome its strategic and tactical disadvantages.  Biological weapons, nuclear weapons…and Douglas MacArthur’s plans for a strategic breakout via escalation of the Korean conflict to a regional war.  Everything was on the table.

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

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  1. Jon L Curran says:

    Nothing to be happy out here. I’ll keep my optimism in check.

  2. Michael Leger says:

    Hi Peter;
    Always enjoy the quality of your work. Your cheeky delivery style is a great counterpoint to the depth of your insight.

    • Pete Sahut says:

      Disagree! Peter is hilarious, and his not taking himself too seriously contrasts well with the „serious“ political commentators who are not half as often right as he is. We’re talking politics here, who „knows“? I believe followers of geopolitics better know not to judge anyone or anything by the cover, it’s either that or you don’t understand anything.

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