A False Flag, USA Style? By Chris Knight
President Rump cannot control the massive influx of illegals at the US/Mexican border, a product of the Left/Democ-rats making an example of anyone even giving token lip service to regulating immigration. But he is talking tough on the Iran issue though, hoping to provoke war so that his neo-conmen masters will pat him on his otherwise empty pointy head:
Donald J. Trump
If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!
5:55 AM - May 20, 2019
Consider how plausible this one is: a rocket attack that goes nowhere when Iran has heaps of Russian tech? It does not make sense. Look, why doesn’t Trumpet simply say that I have been ordered by those who control me to bring about World War III and there is nothing else I can do, or else They might release embarrassing film they have of me. Sure, Russia is going to come in aid of Iran, and their tech is probably more reliable than all our Made in China computer stuff, but that’s just how it goes. That would be the sort of explanation that would lead this former Trump supporter to say: well, blow me over, I guess Western civilisation will have to die.
Maybe when China bans rare earths, which the US needs, the neo-cons, who will not be able to even flush their toilets each morning, may start to think, with what remains of their brains:
“Back in April of 2018, when the trade war with China was still in its early stages, we explained that among the five "nuclear" options Beijing has to retaliate against the US, one was the block of rare-earth exports to the US, potentially crippling countless US supply chains that rely on these rare commodities, and forcing painful and costly delays in US production as alternative supply pathways had to be implemented. As a result, for many months China watchers expected Beijing to respond to Trump's tariff hikes by blocking the exports of one or more rare-earths, although fast forwarding one year later this still hasn't happened. But that doesn't mean it won't happen, and overnight President Xi Jinping’s visit to a rare earths facility fueled speculation that the strategic materials will soon be weaponized in China’s tit-for-tat war the US. As Bloomberg reported overnight, shares in JL MAG Rare-Earth surged by the daily limit on Monday after Xinhua said the Chinese president had stopped by the company in Jiangxi, a scripted move designed to telegraph what China could do next. The reason for the dramatic market response is that the presidential visit flags policy priorities, and "rare earths have featured in the escalating trade spat between the U.S. and China."
Specifically, as Bloomberg notes, China raised tariffs to 25% from 10% on American imports, while the U.S. excluded rare earths from its own list of prospective tariffs on roughly $300 billion worth of Chinese goods to be targeted in the next wave of measures. And just in case the White House missed the message, Xi was accompanied on the trip to JL MAG by Liu He, the vice premier who has led the Chinese side in the trade negotiations. Why does China have a clear advantage in this area? Simple: the U.S. relies on China, the dominant global supplier, for about 80% of its rare earths imports. The visit “sends a warning signal to the U.S. that China may use rare earths as a retaliation measure as the trade war heats up,” said Pacific Securities analyst Yang Kunhe. That could include curbs on rare earth exports to the U.S., he said. Xi's visit came just hours after the Trump administration on Friday blacklisted Huawei and threatened to cut it off from the U.S. software and semiconductors it needs to make its products. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry told reporters Monday to “please wait and see” how the government and companies respond.”
The US can thank globalism for this situation, for failing to secure alternative sources of rare Earths. And, the sooner all of this stuff is gone, the better, I think.