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Folks this is nothing but pushing for war with Iran. Israel and the Saud’s want the US to come in and mop up Iran.

Bob Rinear | May 16, 2019

While almost everyone is fixated on the trade tiff with China, there’s an awful lot going on around the world that seems to be getting less attention than it is. But yes, China is a big deal, so let’s mention it.

We have issues with China, that cannot be disputed. Anyone that’s ever gone to China, or heck just visited Chinese retail sites will tell you that you can buy knock offs of just about everything made outside of China. Fake Rolexes, fake designer bags, fake Apple products, etc. But it’s more than that.

“Espionage” is a word we don’t use much, but it’s very alive in 2019, especially in the tech sector. If you haven’t noticed, the names of the graduating classes at very high level schools is often dominated by Chen’s, Ho’s, Wei’s, etc. When some of these kids graduate, they’re scooped up by the best of the best in high tech. That’s chips, IT, robotics, etc. Well it’s also high end military. Think Lockheed, Raytheon, etc.

Sometimes these foreign students have a loyalty to their home nations and send industry secrets back home. It’s high tech spying, selling trade secrets to the highest bidder. It’s big business, and yes China’s ruling elite know about it and quietly encourage it.

They take the inside information, reverse engineer it and build their own copies. Is this legal? No of course not. Yet it’s fact. Oh, and we do the same thing to them, so don’t think we’re snow white lilies. So trying to clamp down in some of that is indeed worthwhile. But there’s something a bit more sinister lurking, and that’s the FACT that China is expanding around the globe. Their new silk road initiative to link the Asian nations is in full bloom. Their deals with Russia continue to grow. Their expansion into Africa for resources is stunning.

It takes money to do the things they’re doing and part of the money they’re using is money they “used to” use for buying up US Treasuries. Not only has the pace of their buying slowed, they’re now using more “threats” of dumping their US Debt holdings.

This is financial warfare being waged. The bulk of the “tariffs” is in response to China’s growing global presence, and their determined desire to rid the world of the dollar as the single reserve currency. With them curbing their desire for US debt, that leaves a hole in our finances that needs to be plugged. Tariffs are a way of making up that lost money.

By wagering the fight as being centered on the unfair sales practices and import levies they place on us, versus what we place on them, it brings it all down into the street level where the average person can try and grasp it. For instance the following Trump Tweet:

"When a car is sent to the United States from China, there is a Tariff to be paid of 2 1/2%. When a car is sent to China from the United States, there is a Tariff to be paid of 25%," Trump tweeted April 9. "Does that sound like free or fair trade. No, it sounds like STUPID TRADE - going on for years!"

While this is indeed true, the question is, how many Chinese cars do you see driving around? None comes to mind. But if you take car engines, China imposes just a 10% tariff on them coming from the US. Now don’t get me wrong, I think our trade tariff situation with them is incredibly lopsided. They do control their imports via tariff more than us in a big way.

But when they were using that tariff money to purchase our debt, which we LOVE to create, everyone whined about it, but no one rocked the boat. It was much better for the Chinese to have to buy our debt than our Federal Reserve. Now, as we see them backing away from the dollar and our debt, NOW all of a sudden this is “bad.”

Will a deal be made? I still firmly believe so. It won’t be perfect in any way, but it will even out to some extents. But we’re talking two monster nations, with very strong personalities at the helm of both. Neither will want to look like they caved in on anything.

In fact, one particular Chinese analyst in Hong Kong stated that the original deal was decided on as being agreeable, but they didn’t want to actually sign it, they wanted a gentleman’s agreement and a handshake. Why? If it’s not on paper, the Chinese people don’t get the chance to see it, and consider President Xi as caving in. It could all be done behind the curtain, being phased in. I don’t know if that’s true, I wasn’t there, but I tend to think there’s some truth there. Xi is President for 100 years and he cannot be seen by the people as having lost face or strength.

In any event, China trade will dominate the headlines. What’s not dominating the headlines are the false flag attempts to stir up tensions in the middle east. “Supposedly” we’ve had 4 ships attacked near the straights of Hormuz, and now we’re hearing that oil equipment has been bombed by drones.

Did you see these crippled ships? No? Don’t feel bad no one has. In fact, this was so badly scripted, they released the “news” about a massive attack before it happened! Consider:

The blasts were heard between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. local time (00:00 — 03:00 GMT), the broadcaster reported, adding that from seven to 10 oil tankers were in flames. The broadcaster continued by saying that the real cause of the incident has still been unknown."

Well a call to the port revealed something quite different. See this:

The government of Fujairah denied on Sunday media reports about several heavy explosions taking place at the emirate's port, insisting that the port is functioning as usual.

"The press service of the Fujairah government denied media reports about powerful explosions in the emirate's port earlier this day and confirmed that ship traffic is as usual," the state-run WAM news agency reports.

So what was that all about?? Well evidently there was a plan to blow up some oil tankers, to blame it on Iran and step up our push for war there. Unfortunately for the planners, someone spilled the beans to the media BEFORE it happened. So, they had to back away from that hogwash and change the story to Iranian divers that placed bombs on 4 ships. WHAT??? Check it:

“Credible military assessment" has concluded that Iran attached explosives to the outsides of 4 oil tankers and blew holes in the hulls, but the ships did not explode, did not catch fire, did not sink, did not lean over and there are NO PICTURES and NO CASUALTIES. Are you getting this?? Kabuki theatre.

Now we hear that since the idea of scuba divers is so insane, because there would have to be some form of vessel nearby that would have been on radar and identified, now they’re saying it was DRONES that flew in, and dropped the bombs. Drones? Are you kidding me? We went from 10 burning ships, to none, to 4 boats blown up by scuba divers, to drones dropping bombs on ships with no damage or proof. Give me a break.

Folks this is nothing but pushing for war with Iran. Israel and the Saud’s want the US to come in and mop up Iran. It’s working. There’s carriers heading there as we speak, and consider this:

Washington (CNN)Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented a military plan at a meeting of top national security officials last week that would send as many as 120,000 US troops to the Middle East in the event that Iran strikes American forces in the region or speeds up its development of nuclear weapons, The New York Times reported Monday.

So we’re sending carriers and 120K troops to the mid East “in case” Iran strikes one of our buddies in the area?? Well you’ve already just seen them “try”and pin something on Iran, with the bogus reports that Iran has bombed Saudi tankers.

This is more dangerous than the China trade tiff. Israel and the US are going to find a way to take down Iran, and it will result in war. I can’t wait to see what their next false flag looks like. How sad.