The China distraction is portraying a country as a threat so we’ll forget about the threat of our own government.
The new FBI director, who tried to stop us from reading the Nunes memo, is now putting forward the China distraction. The deep state, having been defeated in their attempts to blame Russia for Donald Trump’s presidency, now want to add fear of China to the list of goblins that we should worry about. Our own government is trying to overthrow a duly-elected President and we are supposed to worry about a foreign country’s government—and not only the government but the entire society?
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday reiterated a commonly held view among US intelligence officials that China is seeking to become a global superpower through unconventional means — but he framed it as both a governmental and a societal threat to the US.
Speaking before the Senate Intelligence Committee alongside the heads of other US intelligence agencies, Wray said that to undermine the US’s military, economic, cultural, and informational power across the globe, China was using methods relying on more than just its state institutions.
“One of the things we’re trying to do is view the China threat as not just a whole-of-government threat, but a whole-of-society threat on their end,” Wray said. “And I think it’s going to take a whole-of-society response by us.”
In response to a question from Sen. Marco Rubio about whether China was planning to overtake the US as the world’s most dominant power, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, echoed Wray.
“There is no question that what you have just articulated is what’s happening with China,” Coats said. “They’re doing it in a very smart way. They’re doing it in a very effective way. They are looking beyond their own region.”
Coats said multiple agencies were conducting “intensive studies” to understand the ways China is looking to carry out its global agenda.
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