Right, Trader Joe's. You may have read yesterday's story about BLM in Seattle disrupting TJ stores and demanding "15% at least". Monica Showalter has a good rundown on what's going on today:
Except that TJ's hasn't caved. We know that DoJ's various entities, as well as Homeland Security, have been gathering intel for months on Antifa and BLM. For you RICO fans, a RICO action against these activities looks fairly promising. In the meantime, get out and vote.
There's more news out about Biden - China corruption. Steve Bannon is putting out interesting information that's incomplete--but suggestive, and worth acquainting yourselves with: Why Did Hunter Biden Extend Loan in China – What is this Deal About? The deal itself is somewhat convoluted, which raises suspicions in and of itself.
Bannon suggests that IF this loan agreement was not made known to the SEC and IRS it would be illegal. My guess is that it should be very easy to make that determination.
Note that this agreement was made in 2018. That makes it one in a continuing series of deals between the Biden connected companies and China--deals that stretch back to the days when Joe Biden was still Vice President. Shipwreckedcrew has the rundown on one such transaction that dates to 2015--and that suggests a very good reason why Dems were so desperate to keep not just any Republican but specifically a China Hawk like Trump from winning the presidency:
[Strangely, the link appears not to work any longer, nor could I locate the article at Red State. However, this appears to be the same article.]
Commenter Cassander linked to an American Spectator article today, with the improbable title--Dear President Bush — Please Endorse Donald Trump. The author makes a point that, back in 2016, I was making to anyone who would listen and who had doubts about Trump:
Ted, Marco, Ben, and Carly ... And Hillary would have crushed them all.
The article actually makes a number of good points, despite the unlikelihood of any Bush endorsement. Salient among those points is that the Dems knew the GOPe candidates could all be easily beaten--even by Hillary. Which raises the question, the answer to which is contained in the Biden - China (and Biden - Others) scandals: Why the hysteria over a Trump candidacy, why the repeated hoaxes that went well beyond the usual political dirty tricks?
I've repeated several times what I heard early on in the Russia Hoax from a person whom most of you are probably somewhat familiar with: The Dems polling showed them at a very early stage of the runup to 2016 that Trump was by far the most dangerous possible opponent. Not only was an American Firster--with a long record in that regard--but he was specifically a China Hawk who consorted with other China Hawks as well as threatening to shake up the DC Swamp status quo, which is heavily dependent on foreign money. Even worse, as the article points out:
Trump didn’t cause the seismic shift in our politics (always downstream from culture) that has unearthed so many of our troubling pathologies — tribalism, intolerance, identity politics, self-censorship, polarization, and incivility. He simply figured out a way to win a rigged game. He took weapons that have been used against Republicans for years and turned them on the aggressors. As Abraham Lincoln said about the uncouth Grant, “He fights.”
Before the rest of us saw it, they knew Trump was very dangerous.
With that in mind, read SWC's article. As with all these transactions, the details are somewhat complex, and that's for a purpose: to obfuscate. But here's the important thread, that will take you through it all.
The transaction takes place in 2015--Joe Biden is still Veep.
Bohai Harvest Rosemont (BHR) partnered with AVIC Automotive Systems (a Chinese conglomerate) to purchase a dual use technology US firm Henniges. But, as SWC says, nothing is quite what it appears.
For starters, BHR is partnered with Rosemont Seneca Bohai--Hunter Biden and Devon Archer--and the Thornton Group, which is headed by a longtime political ally of John Kerry. Did you know that John Kerry has been traveling the world conspiring against the Trump administration for the past four years?
And on the Chinese side? Well:
AVIC Automotive Systems Holding Co. was a wholly-owned subsidiary of AVIC — Aviation Industry Corporation of China — the largest defense contractor for the Chinese military. AVIC is a government-owned aerospace and defense conglomerate.
The fact that AVIC had an auto parts manufacturing subsidiary is the equivalent of General Dynamics or Lockheed Martin having a subsidiary that went around buying radiator belt manufacturers.
Here's more about AVIC. Among the product lines it's involved with:
a range of aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, and airborne weapons;
unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which have the operational capability to reach all of the South China Sea;
an export variant of the ship-launched YJ-12 (YingJi/Eagle Strike) anti-ship missiles carried by an array of bombers, fighter jets, and destroyers.
AVIC and its subsidiaries have been sanctioned on five separate occasions by the U.S. for proliferation activities that played a key role in enabling Iran to develop its missile capabilities.
The end result of this transaction, when you cut through it all, is that:
If you do the math, you see that Henniges is 85% owned by the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese military — with a 15% “beard” ownership by individuals connected to Joe Biden and John Kerry.
And then SWC gets to the big question: What's wrong with that?
Henniges is the leading manufacturer in the world of anti-vibration materials and components used in high-end luxury automobiles. The technology developed as the intellectual property of Henniges and has significant dual-use applications.
Anti-vibration technology is crucial in the manufacturing of helicopters, fighter aircraft, and missle technology – all the things that AVIC manufactures for the Chinese military, as well as exports to rogue nations like Iran and North Korea.
And within two years of Obama, Biden, and Kerry handing ownership of that company over to the Chinese Communist Party and its military, Henniges
opened a new, scalable 79,500 square-foot (7,391 square-meter) facility in Suzhou, China. The plant is located in the Taicang Port Economic and Technological Development Zone that gives Henniges the ability to grow the facility to double its size to support future business growth….
This plant will feature both TPV (thermoplastic) and EPDM (traditional) rubber sealing and will have state-of-the-art equipment that meets Henniges’ global standards.
As SWC concludes:
Hunter and Joe got paid.
What could go wrong?
Now we see why the Dems are hysterical at the thought of a second Trump administration. Not only are Barr and Durham spreading the Russia Hoax net ever wider, but the Biden Crime Family--with its ties to Obama, Kerry, Soros (esp. Ukraine) and multiple Dem senators and governors--is starting to unravel in plain sight.
And don't forget. The Dems thought they'd got some breathing room when Judge Ronnie Abrams in the SDNY let Devon Archer off the hook. But within the last month the 2nd Circuit reversed that move and ordered Abrams to move ahead with sentencing Archer. Imagine what happens if, on top of all the rest, Archer decides to cooperate?