With US support, Taiwan planted deception about warning World Health Org of Covid

17 July 2020 — The Grayzone

Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen Marco Rubio WHO China

Taiwan’s claim that it provided early warning to the WHO about Covid and “human-to human-transmission” has been exploited by the Trump administration to attack the multi-lateral body and turn up the heat on China. There’s just one problem: it’s totally false.

By Ajit Singh

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Apple’s China Comes Home to Haunt Us By Robert Scheer

15 February, 2012TruthdigRobert Scheer

Four decades ago Richard Nixon, a once famously hawkish Republican president, cut a deal with the Communist overlords of China to reshape the world. The result was a transformation of the global economy in ways that we are only now, with the sharp critiques of Apple’s China operation, beginning to fully comprehend.

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Stop NATO News: December 18, 2011

18 December 2011 — Stop NATO

  • U.S.-NATO Missiles In Europe: Potential Threat To World Peace
  • NATO System: U.S. Could Target Russia With THAAD Interceptor Missiles
  • Raytheon Awarded $685.7 Million: New Interceptors For Taiwan
  • New Defense Authorization Act Approves Arms For Georgia
  • Post-Libya Wars: NATO/EUCOM Commander Inspects Warplane Crews In Germany
  • Three Mistakes Will Defeat U.S. ‘Return To Asia’ Strategy
  • Shores Of Tripoli: Panetta First U.S. Defense Secretary To Visit Libya
  • Pakistan: Blockade Of NATO Supply Route Enters 23rd Day
  • Baltic Air Patrols Example Of NATO ‘Smart Defense’
  • No ‘Eurasian Spring’ In Russia

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: October 5, 2011

5 October 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO War On Libya Attack On Africa, Venezuela Next
  • Russia, China Veto UN Resolution On Syria
  • Thirty Polish Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan
  • Georgia Continues Military Build-Up On Abkhaz, South Ossetian Borders
  • Missiles, Warplanes: U.S., NATO Allies Arm Gulf States Against Iran
  • White House Plans To Further Arm Taiwan Against China
  • Kosovo: Serbs Hold Protest After Latest Deadly Attack
  • Romania Assists Armenia’s NATO Integration
  • Canadian Takes Charge Of NATO Nations Military Police
  • NATO Plans Interim Interceptor Missile Capability
  • ‘Mock’ Ground-Based Interceptor Missile Blocks Alabama Traffic

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 23, 2011

23 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Washington And The Middle East: Almost All Small Nations Challenging U.S. Hit By Strikes, Sanctions
  • American Military Delegation Visits Lebanon-Israel Border
  • Rasmussen: Chicago NATO Summit To Focus On Missile System, Afghan War
  • Russia To Counter NATO ABM With Sea-Based Missile Defense
  • FYI: Coming EU Collapse To Re-energize NATO
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Urges U.S. To Revoke Taiwan Arms Sales
  • European Union Global Military Operations Parallel NATO’s
  • NATO Wraps Up Multinational Exercise In Indiana
  • Russian UN Envoy Decries Double Standards On Conflicts

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Updates on Libyan war: Stop NATO news: July 25, 2011

25 July 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Air Attacks Shake Libyan Capital, Environs
  • NATO’s Air Assault On Libya: 16,281 Missions, 6,142 Strike Sorties
  • NATO Troops Shoot Dead Afghan Female Doctor, Family Members
  • Taiwan Urges NATO, U.S. Navy To Pay Compensation To Slain Captain’s Family
  • Ex-NATO, U.S. Military Chief Shalikashvili Dies
  • Ex-Top NATO, U.S. Commander: From Nazi Germany To Bosnia

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Wikileaks Newslinks 12 June 2011

12 June 2011 — williambowles.info

A new documentary peers into the WikiLeaks founder’s cyber-netherworld
MiamiHerald.com
By Glenn Garvin WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his life has a single, simple purpose: “I like crushing bastards.” That sentiment sounds noble, until you find out just how flexible his definition of “bastards” is. “All of us came across material …
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/11/2260439/a-new-documentary-peers-into-the.html

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U.S.-China Conflict: From War Of Words To Talk Of War Part I By Rick Rozoff

15 August, 2010 — Global ResearchStop NATO

Relations between the U.S. and China have been steadily deteriorating since the beginning of the year when Washington confirmed the completion of a $6.4 billion arms deal with Taiwan and China suspended military-to-military ties with the U.S. in response.

In January the Chinese Defense Ministry announced the cessation of military exchanges between the two countries and the Foreign Ministry warned of enforcing sanctions against American companies involved with weapons sales to Taiwan.

The Washington Post reported afterward that during a two-day Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing this May attended by approximately 65 U.S. officials, Rear Admiral Guan Youfei of the People’s Liberation Army accused Washington of “plotting to encircle China with strategic alliances” and said arms deals with Taiwan “prove that the United States views China as an enemy.” [1]

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Strained US ‘ China Relations: China’s Crucial Role as America’s Creditor By Prof. James Petras

8 March, 2010 — Global Research

The Obama Administration has heightened tensions with China through a series of measures which can only be characterized as major provocations designed to undermine relations between the two countries. These provocations include political support for separatist movements, such as the US-funded theocratic-monk led Tibetan secessionists and the Washington-based Uyghur secessionists, as well as through the $6.4 billion-dollar advanced arms sales to Taiwan, a virtual protectorate of the US Navy. President Obama has publicly met with and openly backed these separatist and secessionists groups, flaunting Washington’s refusal to recognize China’s existing borders. This is part of the US strategy of encouraging the physical break-up of independent nations, which are viewed as ‘obstacles’ to its program of global military empire building.

In addition to continuing and escalating the hostile policies of his predecessor, the Obama Administration has exploited several other issues in order to rally American public opinion and mobilize overseas allies behind its confrontational posture. First, the Obama Administration claims that China’s currency (the Renminbi) is artificially undervalued to give Chinese exports an unfair price advantage, thus undercutting US manufacturing exports and costing ‘millions of American jobs’. And secondly, the Administration claims that, after the US had opened its domestic manufacturing market to Chinese firms, the Chinese would not ‘reciprocate’ and open their financial sectors to Wall Street investment banks.
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U.S. Tightens Missile Shield Encirclement Of China And Russia By Rick Rozoff

4 March, 2010 — Global ResearchStop NATO

So far this year the United States has succeeded in inflaming tensions with China and indefinitely holding up a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russia through its relentless pursuit of global interceptor missile deployments.

On January 29 the White House confirmed the completion of a nearly $6.5 billion weapons transfer to Taiwan which includes 200 advanced Patriot anti-ballistic missiles. Earlier in the same month it was reported that Washington is also to provide Taiwan with eight frigates which Taipei intends to equip with the Aegis Combat System that includes the capacity for ship-based Standard Missile-3 interceptors.

The Aegis sea-based component of the expanding U.S. interceptor missile system already includes Japan, South Korea and Australia, and with Taiwan added China would be justified in being apprehensive.

On February 28 the U.S. House and Senate foreign affairs committees permitted the sale to Taiwan of missiles, helicopters and ships valued at about $6.4 billion despite weeks of protests from China. The U.S. Defense Department wants to sell Taiwan the most advanced Patriot anti-missile system.The system, valued at $2.8 billion, would add to Taiwan’s network of 22 missile sites around the country. [1]
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Dangerous Crossroads: U.S. Moves Missiles And Troops To Russian Border Nuclear and Conventional Arms Pacts Stalled By Rick Rozoff

23 January, 2010 – Global ResearchStopNATO

2010 is proceeding in a manner more befitting the third month of the year, named after the Roman god of war, than the first whose name is derived from a pacific deity.

On January 13 the Associated Press reported that the White House will submit its Quadrennial Defense Review to Congress on February 1 and request a record-high $708 billion for the Pentagon. That figure is the highest in absolute and in inflation-adjusted, constant (for any year) dollars since 1946, the year after the Second World War ended. Adding non-Pentagon defense-related spending, the total may exceed $1 trillion.

The $708 billion includes for the first time monies for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq which in prior years were in part funded by periodic supplemental requests, but excludes what the above-mentioned report adds is the first in the new administration’s emergency requests for the same purpose: A purported $33 billion.

Already this month several NATO nations have pledged more troops, even before the January 28 London conference on Afghanistan when several thousand additional forces may be assigned for the war there, in addition to over 150,000 already serving or soon to serve under U.S. and NATO command.

Washington has increased lethal drone missile attacks in Pakistan, and calls for that model to be replicated in Yemen have been made recently, most notably by Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who on January 13 also advocated air strikes and special forces operations in the country. [1]

The Pentagon will begin the deployment of 1,400 personnel to Colombia to man seven new bases under a 10-year military agreement signed last October 30. [2]

This year the U.S. will also complete the $110 million dollar construction of new military bases in Bulgaria and Romania to house at least 4,000 American troops. [3]

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