Having cocaine on a family-owned ship certainly should be of interest because cocaine deaths in this country keep going up, and even though that ship, I think, headed to Europe, we still need to be aware that there are cocaine and other drugs moving on the high seas on commercial ships. And if nothing else, it should make us aware that we need to be careful when these commercial ships are docking, when your country needs to see what’s on them. And certainly, the family of Elaine Chao and McConnell should be no exception to that.
Don Blankenship, in an interview on Fox News, May 2, 2018
During the Korean War, the battle of the Chosin Reservoir pitted 15,000 allied ground troops against 120,000 Chinese infantrymen. The ten Chinese divisions, along with North Korean forces, were on a mission: wipe out the Marines, the Army, and all of the allies. They nearly did.
General Douglas MacArthur asked for permission to bomb communist China bases north of the Yalu and use Nationalist Chinese forces from Taiwan against the People’s Republic of China. Fearing a widening of the war and possible entry of the Soviet Union, Truman flatly refused these requests. The situation with North Korea and China today is a direct result of President Truman’s capitulation.
Paul Ryan Treachery
Retiring House Speaker, Paul Ryan is shoving an amnesty bill through the House against the wishes of President Trump and the American people. In pushing amnesty, he is obviously working to destroy the GOP majority in both the House and Senate come fall elections. In this article by Dick Morris, he lists the 21 GOP traitors who hope to get enough signatures to force a vote on legalizing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and a pathway to citizenship for others, all without having to embrace Republican demands for tougher immigration laws as a tradeoff or President Trump’s wall. These leftist Republicans don’t give a damn how much these illegals have cost taxpayers, or how many of them are criminals.
Mitch McConnell Betrayal
After attending a classified briefing with the DOJ and “The Gang of Eight” on documents related to special counsel Mueller’s Russia investigation, McConnell stated that he supports the Mueller probe. The so-called “Gang of Eight” is a group of bipartisan leadership lawmakers on the House and Senate Intelligence committees who have access to sensitive national security matters. Thankfully McConnell has refused a bill to protect Mueller from being fired.
It is the President’s power to fire anyone in the executive branch. On this, the Constitution imposes only one notable limitation: The chief executive is not permitted to hire top executive officers at will; they must be confirmed by the Senate. Once they are confirmed, though, he may fire them at will. This includes Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller and others.
Mitch McConnell is married to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, whose family owns Foremost Maritime Corporation, a Chinese shipping company.
Communist Red China
In Brett Decker’s 2011 book, Bowing to Beijing, he details how Obama spent every day undermining the power, economy, security and prestige of America, and that goes especially for Communist Red China. Obama sucked up to the Chinese reds, even bowing low at the waist to their President, while China’s President stood ramrod straight. Obama repeatedly refused to meet with prominent Chinese dissidents and human rights leaders. He ignored China’s human rights record and acquiesced to Chinese demands and even honored President Hu with a full-fledged state dinner. Michelle Obama wore red, her husband wore a red tie, Hillary wore a red jacket, and even Sasha Obama wore red pants. The color is symbolic of communism, and it also represents the blood of innocents murdered at Hu Jintao’s command or the tens of millions murdered by the Maoist government during their sixty plus years in power.
All this when China is “stealing technology, ripping off patents and trademarks, manipulating and even counterfeiting U.S. currency, breaking trade laws, misrepresenting military spending, selling toxic toys to American kids, dispatching armies of foreign agents to influence U.S. politicians, testing U.S. resolve on sensitive diplomatic issues, purchasing stakes in our banks and buying up our land, nurturing U.S. commercial dependency on Chinese business, building a blue-water navy, expanding its nuclear arsenal, and hacking our computer networks.” (Page 6, Bowing to Beijing)
Despite increased trade with the West, China’s government is more authoritarian than ever. As we make China richer, and their military stronger, it is becoming correspondingly less free.
- The reds arrest and torture any with faith that is antithetical to Marxist atheism.
- Reporters’ freedom is nearly non-existent…there is violent fear of reprisal.
- Freedom of speech is non-existent, those who speak out disappear.
- Freedom of assembly is verboten. Farmers, factory workers, white-collar professionals are mowed down if they dare to join in any mass movement. Remember Tiananmen Square.
- No one thrives without approval and active backing of their communist overlords.
- Life is not respected. The one-child plan has just now been removed. The organs of executed inmates (dissidents) are harvested for transplants in the global market. They refuse to recognize life and trample the rest of basic rights.
- Criticism in any form is rejected and can end anyone who complains in prison.
The Penal Meat Market is very real. A shot to the back of the head keeps organs intact. The body parts of prisoners bring a tidy profit, and, “If you want a heart, kidneys, unlined skin, they’ll shoot a prisoner to order,” said two Chinese organ traders.
Forced labor for prisoners is a way of life, and they make products for the West. They are padlocked in dormitories and forced to work up to 18 hours a day in subhuman environments. Apple, IPods, Bluetooth accessories, Ikea products and Marks and Spencer clothing are just a few of the items made by slave prison labor.
In China’s officially atheist nation, being a Christian or believing in God is considered subversive. There is and continues to be a savage campaign against Christians. (Page 16-31, Bowing to Beijing).
Communism is not love, “Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.” This is what America supports as most-favored-nation (MFN) trade status for China. In 2002, President George W. Bush granted permanent trade status to Communist Red China.
Billions have been made by government insiders like Biden and Kerry. Joe Biden’s son and Secretary of State John Kerry’s son-in-law profited immensely from secretive deals struck with companies connected to the Chinese government. These deals occurred as Biden and Kerry were negotiating sensitive issues with the Chinese government. Those deals by friends and confidants of Biden and Kerry ended up serving the Chinese military and strategic interests to the detriment of America. One of those Chinese companies in which they invested was stealing U.S. nuclear secrets according to the FBI.
McConnell, Chao and China
In Peter Schweizer’s latest book, Secret Empires, he exposes how the American political class hides corruption and enriches family and friends. McConnell and Chao are no different.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao are benefiting royally from close ties to the Chinese military-industrial complex. Elaine was previously the head of the Federal Maritime Commission. Her family has reaped large profits thanks to the Chinese government and her husband, Mitch McConnell has become much less critical of Beijing as their wealth has grown.
McConnell and Chao are two of the most powerful couples in the United States. His wife has been a member of the cabinets of two presidents. I believe that Trump appointed Chao to Transportation Secretary believing it would buy favor from Senate Majority Leader McConnell, but it has not.
McConnell and Chao married in February 1993. Wedding attendees besides family included the Chinese representative to the United Nations. In 2004 they had an average wealth of $3.1 million. Ten years later they have a net worth of between $9.2 million and $36.5 million. They received a gift from Elaine Chao’s father, James Chao, whose fortune comes from the Foremost Maritime Corporation, a shipping firm her father founded with heavy ties to the Chinese government. James Chao is the chairman and Elaine’s two sisters are deputy chairman and general counsel. They have served on the board of a Chinese government-owned military contractor.
While Foremost is based out of the U.S., their ships are constructed by Chinese government shipyards and some are financed by the Chinese government.
In December of 1993, McConnell found himself in Beijing for a series of meetings with the most senior officials of the Chinese government, all of them arranged by his father-in-law at the invitation of the China State Shipping Corporation (CSSC). The CSSC came to play a central role in the family’s financial success, and this is why McConnell has increasingly avoided public criticism of China, he wouldn’t want to damage the family’s fortunes.
If he were to critique Beijing aggressively, or support policies damaging to Chinese interests, the family’s finances would immediately take a downturn.
In June 1989, China sent thousands of troops to Tiananmen Square leading to the massacre of untold numbers of Chinese students, with an estimated 10,000 arrested.
In 1989 McConnell’s views were hardline against the massacre and he gave a speech at the University of Louisville as a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. But later that year when President George H. W. Bush sent people to meet with Chinese officials, McConnell was the only Republican in the Senate to criticize the mission. He was only the second Republican U.S. Senator to visit China since the massacre; China publicized that visit.
When Congress required China to document annual progress on human rights in order to maintain its trade status in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square massacre, ditching the requirement became a priority for China. In 2000, “McConnell cosponsored S.2277, which would do just that.” It would get rid of human rights requirements, as the Chinese government had been fighting to get the requirements removed for years.
Taiwan Control by China
In 1997, Taiwan was to be turned over to China, and McConnell reassured people like Cal Thomas that China would become more free. What a crock. McConnell said China would become more like Hong Kong and went on talk shows to spew this lie. He said the U.S. needed to be “ambiguous” as to whether we would come to the defense of Taiwan if attacked by China.
Jesse Helms introduced the Taiwan Security Enhancement Act as a show of support for Taiwan independence of Chinese control. The bill had 21 cosponsors, but McConnell was adamantly against it.
McConnell defends his record regarding trade with China by stating he has been a consistent free trader regardless of the country. His public record does not reflect his words. He’s supported trade restrictions on Burma because of their human rights record. He called for protections of certain industries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. There is nothing in his previous record concerning any trade deals with China. Now he and his wife do everything to protect the communist state so their coffers keep growing.
Elaine Chao as Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush, took positions that were very beneficial to the Chinese government. She even resisted efforts to call out the Chinese over its workers’ rights practices. She opposed Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act of 1974 in regards to workers’ rights. Her department had given millions of taxpayer dollars via grants to the Chinese to provide workplace education programs.
The Chao Family
Before their marriage, the Chao family had two large cargo ships built by the Jiangman shipyards in China. Ten years later, by 2002, their business with the Chinese government had increased and they had 10 ships, some are so huge they cannot transit the Suez Canal. The Chaos are dependent on Beijing for their business success, and those who run their ships are Chinese. The family, under different names are on the board of Chinese State Shipbuilding Corporation Holdings which was formed to get private capital to enter China’s defense industries. It is subsidized by the Chinese government and does military work.
Anti-Drug Warrior McConnell
McConnell is an alleged “anti-drug warrior.” He sponsored the 1996 “Enhanced Marijuana Penalties Act,” which would increase the mandatory minimum sentencing for people caught with marijuana. He also firmly opposes any form of legalized marijuana.
Back in 2014, one of James Chao’s 16 ships, the Ping May, was detained before leaving Columbia. Hidden in the ship’s chain locker, amidst its load of coal bound for Europe, were approximately ninety pounds of cocaine in forty neat packets.
Nothing about this was heard in Kentucky of course. James Chao’s firm is shrouded from public view. Its identity is concealed and its legal liability is limited through an array of tax shelters and foreign registrations. Registered through a limited liability company in the Marshall Islands, the Ping May flies the Liberian flag.
Most of Foremost’s vessels are flagged in Liberia, which ensures that crew members of Foremost’s ships work under Liberia’s maritime labor laws, which critics note allow for intimidation in the workplace and few protections for labor unions. That Liberian flag allows ship owners to pay lower tonnage taxes than ships that fly the US flag.
In other words, McConnell’s family have been financing his Senate campaigns with their cocaine drug profits…so that McConnell can go to Washington, to wage a “war on drugs.” Here is the full story.
Author Peter Schweizer asks, “With the Chao family so financially linked to the Chinese government, how can this not affect McConnell’s view on policy toward China?”
It pays to have friends and family in high places, both in Beijing and DC.
Brett Decker’s Bowing to Beijing and Peter Schweizer’s Secret Empires are must reads.
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