Borders and Collateral Damage

 

Borders and Collateral Damage

As an American expatriate living in Seoul, I’m taking a great interest in my homeland’s border crisis. After all, as I’m typing this piece, I’m sitting only 35 miles (50 km) from the DMZ with North Korea and its growing arsenal of nuclear weapons. Not to mention the estimated 4000 or so artillery pieces the North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un has pointed at the South Korean capital, the inhabitants of which include my wife and myself.

While the bulk (around 70%) of the illegal immigrants streaming across the USA’s tattered southern border come from Latin America-the mob that overwhelmed the Texas National Guard and stormed across the border at El Paso on March 21 of this year was composed of mostly Venezuelan males-what mainly concerns me is the growing mainland Chinese component among the immigrants.

Many of the mostly single adult Chinese border crossers are simply fleeing deteriorating economic and political conditions in their homeland. But many of these migrants probably have a more sinister reason for entering the United States. As early as 2021, National Border Control Council President Brandon Judd, commented in an interview, “Why are we seeing this influx?… At best, they’re just coming here for a better life or a better job. At worst, they’re coming here to be part of the Chinese government, and that’s what scares me an awful lot.”

Any ill-intentioned Chinese migrants are likely PLA (Chinese Peoples Liberation Army) soldiers and are probably special forces troopers as well. It’s also very plausible that there are a few North Korean operatives hiding in the migrant flow along with their PLA counterparts.

These young, very fit Chinese men who speak excellent, though not accentless English, move up through Panama’s Darien Gap, and then on to the USA in groups of ten to fifteen individuals. According to independent journalist Michael Yon, another giveaway revealing these people’s true nature, aside from their appearance and language skills, is that they’ve been seen practicing an old Chinese military custom: “One group of six young men bought a chicken at the Tonosi Hotel, drank its blood from small glasses, then cooked the chicken themselves in the hotel restaurant, according to the hotel manager. Drinking raw chicken blood is a rite among some PLA soldiers.”

This ritual of brotherhood may be the hallmark of one particular PLA unit: “…Blood drinking is a PLA military-training ritual from the ‘Jungle Tigers,’ the 75th Special Operations Brigade, which was established in 2013.”

 It’s not too hard to guess what will happen next. After infiltrating the USA, these Chinese troopers will have gone into sleeper mode to await instructions from their superiors in China. Then, if war breaks out between the USA and China over Taiwan or any of Beijing’s expansive territorial claims, they’ll go into action to attack strategic targets, both military and civilian, throughout America in an attempt to cripple the country’s mobilization against China. Thereby helping to ensure America’s defeat in that conflict.

If Beijing does decide on war, PLA strike teams will have plenty of information with which to plan their assault. Over the last several years, there have been at least 100 attempts by Chinese nationals to penetrate the security around US military bases. One primary target could be the U.S. Navy’s munitions storage site on Indian Island in Washington State. Another plausible target could be the U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Center at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado. And while Chinese spies have been gathering intelligence on U.S. military installations, they’ve certainly been marking civilian targets for destruction as well. Likely targets include America’s 29 domestic chip manufacturing plants, and Space X’s Falcon rocket factory in Hawthorne, California.

If Xi Jinping does give the go order, PLA attackers will probably have plenty of fellow travelers accompanying them. While the extent to which PLA special forces troopers will coordinate their attacks with terrorist actions on the part of Mexican drug cartels, already deeply embedded in the USA, and possible jihadi infiltrators from the Middle East is hard to estimate, it’s almost certain there’s been some contact between these groups. After all, vultures of a feather do flock together. 

Hamstringing America’s military response to CCP aggression will leave America’s two most powerful Asian allies, Japan and South Korea, dangerously exposed to Chinese nuclear blackmail. Both Japan and the ROK possess formidable conventional military capabilities. In fact, if you run the numbers, the two Asian states’ combined nonnuclear firepower surpasses that of the UK-French combination in NATO.

 The key word here is nonnuclear. The ROK and Japanese militaries are well-equipped with advanced conventional submarines and surface warships, F-35 stealth fighters, older model F-15 and F-16s, and a wide array of missile systems. But they lack the nuclear weaponry that would make them true equals of the PLA. 

To fill that gap, both nations have always relied on the American nuclear umbrella. But one has to ask how viable that guarantee would be with the USA embroiled in a two-front war, which had the country not only fighting China in the Western Pacific, but also trying to fend off mass terrorist attacks at home. Could a US government distracted by domestic turmoil credibly threaten Beijing with its nuclear arsenal, especially if the attacks by PLA sleeper cells and other groups proved successful in crippling the USA’s mobilization efforts? 

In such a situation, the United States might let China take Taiwan and then retreat back across the Pacific to lick its wounds.

Lacking the protection of the American nuclear shield, Tokyo and Seoul would be forced in the end to bow to Chinese demands, no matter what those demands may be. Such a situation could be doubly hazardous for South Korea since a nuclear-armed North Korea would certainly tag along behind a victorious China and demand its own concessions from its Southern rival.

Now one might say that absent the American nuclear guarantee, Japan and South Korea should develop their own nuclear deterrents. But does anybody think a China victorious over the USA would sit idly by and allow the two Asian nations to go nuclear unhindered?

Hopefully, this grim scenario will never become a reality. Still, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has told the PLA to be ready to take Taiwan by 2027. January 2027 is less than three years away. However,  there’s another even closer and equally ominous date. November 5, is election time in the US, and considering all the predictions of a turbulent election, including the possibility of violence, the USA may not have that much time, either at home or abroad, to prepare for the coming storm.

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  1. JoelB Member
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    I don’t know much about Chinese army dietary customs and drinking blood, but Republican voters need to send a strong message to their candidates that “IT’S THE BORDER, STUPID!”

    The barn door has been left open far too long and there is no telling how many horses have been stolen, so to speak, but it needs to end ASAP.

    It was repulsive to me to watch Mayorkas angrily defending all the hard working people who are trying to deal with the immigration problem before the Senate. I have nothing against our border agents, just the people like Mayorkas who keep them from doing their jobs.

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  2. Bob Thompson Member
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    Michael G. Gallagher: These young, very fit Chinese men who speak excellent, though not accentless English, move up through Panama’s Darien Gap, and then on to the USA in groups of ten to fifteen individuals. According to independent journalist Michael Yon, another giveaway revealing these people’s true nature, aside from their appearance and language skills, is that they’ve been seen practicing an old Chinese military custom: “One group of six young men bought a chicken at the Tonosi Hotel, drank its blood from small glasses, then cooked the chicken themselves in the hotel restaurant, according to the hotel manager. Drinking raw chicken blood is a rite among some PLA soldiers.”

    My sense is that this information,  which has been available from Yon and Weinstein for at least several weeks, is not reported significantly, if at all, by any mainstream media in America. 

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  3. Susan Quinn Member
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    I’ve been very concerned about China migration at the border, and am angry that our government ignores it. You’re description of the possible actions, unfortunately, seems plausible. Thanks for the rundown.

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  4. Lunchbox Gerald Coolidge
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    I just watched Jordan Peterson interview Brett Weinstein about Weinstein’s visit to the Darien Gap.  It was disturbing.

    Weinstein describes how he was able to freely interview migrants in Panama, except for the Chinese.  There is temporary housing for migrants there, but the Chinese have their own – no one else allowed in.  The Chinese camp has Panamanian government security.

    When Weinstein did manage to speak to one of the Chinese the man tried to pass himself off as Korean.

    https://youtu.be/GkC1BYzK4NA?t=310

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  5. Stina Inactive
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    Thank you for your fresh perspective.

    Many here have been trying to point out these things, but to no avail.

    I didn’t even think of Chip manufacturers being targets, but that makes sense especially when China goes for Taiwan. And if China is advertising 2027, I’d expect it to happen earlier. Only Americans are so stupid as to advertise their tactics.

    On top of the military and chip targets, agriculture. While most recent numbers show China only holding 1%, the rates are going up faster…

    https://www.americanactionforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Foreign-Ownership-of-US-Agricultural-Land1.pdf#:~:text=This%20research%20presents%20a%20broad%20look%20at%20the,percent%20of%20that%20slice%20owned%20by%20Chinese%20nationals.

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  6. JoelB Member
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Thank you for your fresh perspective.

    Many here have been trying to point out these things, but to no avail.

    I didn’t even think of Chip manufacturers being targets, but that makes sense especially when China goes for Taiwan. And if China is advertising 2027, I’d expect it to happen earlier. Only Americans are so stupid as to advertise their tactics.

    On top of the military and chip targets, agriculture. While most recent numbers show China only holding 1%, the rates are going up faster…

    https://www.americanactionforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Foreign-Ownership-of-US-Agricultural-Land1.pdf#:~:text=This%20research%20presents%20a%20broad%20look%20at%20the,percent%20of%20that%20slice%20owned%20by%20Chinese%20nationals.

    China seems to be purchasing the higher-value land, if I am reading the charts correctly

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  7. Michael G. Gallagher Coolidge
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    I don’t know much about Chinese army dietary customs and drinking blood, but Republican voters need to send a strong message to their candidates that “IT’S THE BORDER, STUPID!”

    The barn door has been left open far too long and there is no telling how many horses have been stolen, so to speak, but it needs to end ASAP.

    It was repulsive to me to watch Mayorkas angrily defending all the hard working people who are trying to deal with the immigration problem before the Senate. I have nothing against our border agents, just the people like Mayorkas who keep them from doing their jobs.

     

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  8. Michael G. Gallagher Coolidge
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    I don’t know much about Chinese army dietary customs and drinking blood, but Republican voters need to send a strong message to their candidates that “IT’S THE BORDER, STUPID!”

    The barn door has been left open far too long and there is no telling how many horses have been stolen, so to speak, but it needs to end ASAP.

    It was repulsive to me to watch Mayorkas angrily defending all the hard working people who are trying to deal with the immigration problem before the Senate. I have nothing against our border agents, just the people like Mayorkas who keep them from doing their jobs.

    Mayorkas is a traitor, pure and simple. And if Biden were mentally coherent, I would consider him an even bigger traitor. I’m sure everybody who visits Ricochet is familiar with that little phrase in the U.S. Constitution about the President’s duty to “protect the United States from enemies both domestic and foreign.”

    Still, I’d like to think that even in his guano-saturated bat cave of a brain, Cannibal Joe has at least some awareness that he’s betraying the nation he’s sworn to protect.

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  9. Michael G. Gallagher Coolidge
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Michael G. Gallagher: These young, very fit Chinese men who speak excellent, though not accentless English, move up through Panama’s Darien Gap, and then on to the USA in groups of ten to fifteen individuals. According to independent journalist Michael Yon, another giveaway revealing these people’s true nature, aside from their appearance and language skills, is that they’ve been seen practicing an old Chinese military custom: “One group of six young men bought a chicken at the Tonosi Hotel, drank its blood from small glasses, then cooked the chicken themselves in the hotel restaurant, according to the hotel manager. Drinking raw chicken blood is a rite among some PLA soldiers.”

    My sense is that this information, which has been available from Yon and Weinstein for at least several weeks, is not reported significantly, if at all, by any mainstream media in America.

    Try less than zero attention by the MSM. After all, the mainstream media is the digital palace guard of the Biden junta.

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  10. Headedwest Coolidge
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    Michael G. Gallagher (View Comment.r c

    Still, I’d like to think that even in his guano-saturated bat cave of a brain, Cannibal Joe has at least some awareness that he’s betraying the nation he’s sworn to protect.

    I believe he has never thought once of anything beyond what can give him more money or more power. Anything outside those metrics don’t matter.

    (Of course, I’m referring to the years when he was somewhat sentient. He’s currently a puppet operated by one or more White House employees.)

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  11. Michael G. Gallagher Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    I’ve been very concerned about China migration at the border, and am angry that our government ignores it. You’re description of the possible actions, unfortunately, seems plausible. Thanks for the rundown.

    Thanks for the compliment, but it doesn’t take a master military strategist to understand the CCP’s game plan.

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  12. Michael G. Gallagher Coolidge
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    Lunchbox Gerald (View Comment):

    I just watched Jordan Peterson interview Brett Weinstein about Weinstein’s visit to the Darien Gap. It was disturbing.

    Weinstein describes how he was able to freely interview migrants in Panama, except for the Chinese. There is temporary housing for migrants there, but the Chinese have their own – no one else allowed in. The Chinese camp has Panamanian government security.

    When Weinstein did manage to speak to one of the Chinese the man tried to pass himself off as Korean.

    https://youtu.be/GkC1BYzK4NA?t=310

    Yes, almost a lot of people south of the border are out to screw the Colossus EL Norte.  Or you can put it this way: the D and F students in class are planning a blanket party for the  A students.

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  13. Michael G. Gallagher Coolidge
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Thank you for your fresh perspective.

    Many here have been trying to point out these things, but to no avail.

    I didn’t even think of Chip manufacturers being targets, but that makes sense especially when China goes for Taiwan. And if China is advertising 2027, I’d expect it to happen earlier. Only Americans are so stupid as to advertise their tactics.

    On top of the military and chip targets, agriculture. While most recent numbers show China only holding 1%, the rates are going up faster…

    https://www.americanactionforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Foreign-Ownership-of-US-Agricultural-Land1.pdf#:~:text=This%20research%20presents%20a%20broad%20look%20at%20the,percent%20of%20that%20slice%20owned%20by%20Chinese%20nationals.

    The land purchases don’t bother me all that much. In the event of a crisis, the government can always declare the right of eminent domain. As for the 2027 date, I’m guessing that some of the PLA’s combatant commenders told Xi that they need more time to prepare.

    The Chinese haven’t been the only ones to declare their intentions. Before WWI, the Germans were going around Europe blabbing about Der Tag, the day on which Germany ascended to the domination of Europe. Naturally, this upset a lot of people in the UK, France, and Imperial Russia, not that these nations’s leaders were entirely innocent when it came to responsibility for starting the war.

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  14. Michael G. Gallagher Coolidge
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    Dear @JoelB,

    Mayorkas is a traitor, pure and simple. And if Biden were mentally coherent, I would consider him an even bigger traitor. I’m sure everybody who visits Ricochet is familiar with that little phrase in the U.S. Constitution about the President’s duty to “protect the United States from enemies both domestic and foreign.”

    Still, I’d like to think that even in his guano-saturated bat cave of a brain, Cannibal Joe has at least some awareness that he’s betraying the nation he’s sworn to protect.

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  15. Rodin Member
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    This is disturbing. And that it has all the earmarks of a PLA strategy makes it all the more disturbing. My guess is that they will locate it areas with high Asian ethnic populations with the ability to move to targets within a day or two once the order comes down. But at least this suggests that an EMP is not part of the plan. That would make movement more difficult, and probably unnecessary.

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