In an impassioned essay, former Speaker Newt Gingrich warns that America is headed toward a ‘catastrophic defeat’ in any conflict with communist China. Noting various examples of China’s growing power and U.S. acquiescence, regularly reported by ADN, Gingrich concludes that a dramatic national overhaul in the U.S. approach to China is needed to stave off this defeat.
Gingrich blames American corporations for much of the rot in U.S. policy toward China. Wealthy American companies are aiding and abetting the enemy while undermining the United States.
…look at the giant, wealthy American companies that already kowtow to the Chinese Communist Party’s demands and adjust their language and behaviors to placate Beijing.
After pressure from China, Disney removed an episode of “The Simpsons” from its streaming services in Hong Kong over a reference to the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Nike and Coca-Cola lobbied against legislation to ban imports of goods made with forced labor in China. JPMorgan Chase has expanded its business in China—despite known, serious data security and national security risks. And remember the turmoil when Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for democracy in Hong Kong. The NBA and players went into a tailspin of shameless apology and censorship on China’s behalf. It was disgusting.
Some American billionaires have made so much money in collaboration with Communist China that they prioritize padding their pockets over American values and national security interests.
Gingrich also emphasizes in the Epoch Times that “The Pentagon and intelligence community’s distracting focus on creating a woke force rather than a war-winning force is further weakening America.”
All this while a real war with China may be looming just over then horizon. Gingrich adds:
According to The Guardian, now retired Admiral Philip Davidson, who was the 25th Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, said in March that a serious fight over Taiwan could come in the next six years.
“I worry that they’re [China] accelerating their ambitions to supplant the United States and our leadership role in the rules-based international order … by 2050,” Davidson said
Gingrich notes various classified wargames where the U.S. loses to China which has been devouring our military literature for decades and knows our playbook better than we do.
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten warned of one major exercise in a July conference: “Without overstating the issue, it failed miserably.”
Hyten explained that the wargame, which simulated a conflict with China over Taiwan, involved an adversary which had studied American conflict and warfighting for two decades.
In this wargame China “just ran rings around us. They knew exactly what we were going to do before we did it, and they took advantage of it.”
The most telling example noted by Gingrich is described by James Kitfield in Yahoo News in March. This one is “a highly classified simulated conflict with China which started with a Chinese biological weapon attack, continued with a massive invasion disguised as a routine exercise, and culminated with devastating missile strikes against our Indo-Pacific bases and warships and Taiwan itself. Needless to say, America lost that one, too.”
We need a full-blown investigation into the requirements for victory over China—and a commitment to undertake every reform needed in defense, education, capital markets, supply chains, manufacturing, and other areas to ensure American safety and freedom.
Anything short of a complete rethinking of our capabilities and the challenge of the Chinese Communist Party’s system-wide effort to become the world’s dominant superpower may well lead to our defeat in a much shorter time than anyone thinks possible.
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I sadly agree with the author, we has a nation have thrown GOD out of country it gets wicked every day!
DO YOU THINK WE WILL LET CHINA ATTACK US?
Let? You’re a fool. Your naivete would be laughable if it weren’t so scary. Wake up and smell the mu shu.
We need a TOTAL EMBARGO of all things Chinese. Products, services….EVERYTHING. Cold turkey and it needs to happen NOW! Don’t even go to a CHINESE RESTAURANT!
THE CHINESE COMMUNIST has stolen our Secrets, our warfare secrets, our private industry secrets, our patents, our jet plane programs, our carrier plans, our ball bearings which was given them by Bill Clinton, they are in our most secret labs, our universities, Colledge’s, our board rooms, buying our land, our hotels, our supplies, our pork production, have a birthing hotel to give birth to Chinese citizens, they have rovers on the moon, where did they get that information, they have our jet war planes, and they have a friend in the White House, why, I ask why would they attack us when they have already captured us without firing a shot!
In the case of Clean, Safe next generation of power plants, the U.S. gave China & the World all the taxpayer funded technology.
I propose that China install several Pebble Bed & Molten Salt power plants in Mexico on the U.S.S.A. & Mexico border & sell that clean energy at a huge premium to the U.S.S.A. They would make a killing.
China would never attack – they would only carpet us with EMP weapons if they thought we would rebound from the Abyss we have gleefully started to walk down into.
The Chinese way is like martial arts. They let us destroy ourselves without risking a single Chinese soldier.
Speaker Gingrich, how many nuclear weapons do we have? How many does Communist China have? How many does North Korea have? How many does Russia have? How many does Iran have? How many does Isarael have? How many does Pakistan have? How many does Germany have? How many does Saudia have? And how many does the rest of the world have? Do you think that if China threatens us with war if we stand up to them if they try to take Tiawan? And do you think that we won’t use them if China was to declare WAR ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! IF THEY DO, THIS WILL BE THE SHORTEST WAR EVER, 15 MINUTES AT BEST, AND THE WORLD WILL BE DESTROYED, PERIOD!
What a horrible thought!! But, it certainly could happen that way.
True except that the insane ones are currently in charge. Insane people tend not to act rationally and do not care as to the consequences.