Democrats Deny True Threat of China Over Obession With Russia



Today on Declassified: Democrats Deny True
Threat of China Over Their Obsession With Russia. This piece by Steven Rogers. Many Democratic presidential candidates are
convinced that Russia is the United States’ biggest geopolitical threat—but their outdated
reading of foreign affairs only proves that they aren’t qualified to be in the White
House. During the Cold War, when the Soviet Union
was indisputably the America's most dangerous enemy, leading Democrats such as Sen. Ted
Kennedy ignored the threat and collaborated with the Soviet government to undermine U.S.
elections. While serving as mayor of Burlington, Vermont,
in 1988, Sen. Bernie Sanders—who is currently running for the Democrat presidential nomination—even
traveled to the USSR, where he reportedly praised his totalitarian hosts in effusive
terms. Now, nearly 30 years after the collapse of
the Soviet Union, Democrats are suddenly viewing Russia as America’s most threatening adversary. Remarkably, when the moderators of the second
Democratic primary debate asked the participants to identify what they consider to be America’s
greatest foreign threat today, several of the candidates insisted that Russia’s efforts
to influence U.S. elections represent a greater danger to our country than China’s rapidly
expanding power, wealth, and influence, which Beijing expects will one day allow it to eclipse
the United States at the top of the international order. “[T]he biggest threat to our national security
right now is Russia, not China." That's what Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
said, insisting that Moscow poses a bigger foreign policy challenge “because of what
they’ve done with our election.” And entrepreneur Andrew Yang agreed by saying:
“Russia is our greatest geopolitical threat, because they have been hacking our democracy
successfully and they’ve been laughing … about it for the last couple of years,” arguing
that “we should focus on that before we start worrying about other threats.” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) also weighed
in on the issue, stating that his first foreign policy objective will consist of “breaking
up with Russia and making up with NATO.” In reality, China has become by far the most
menacing threat to U.S. interests, thanks in large part to its rapidly expanding economy,
which has allowed the regime to invest heavily in military modernization. This reality isn’t a classified secret,
either — for years, leading U.S. foreign policy scholars and experts have publicly
warned about China’s rise, arguing that Washington’s calcified Cold War mentality
needs to be updated to address modern geopolitical realities. And former Vice President Joe Biden didn’t
address China during the debate, but he has previously scoffed at the notion that China
poses a threat to U.S. interests, even claiming that “they’re not competition for us.” It may come as a surprise to the Democrats,
most of whom spent the Cold War as dupes and apologists for the Soviet Union, but Russian
Facebook ads aren’t exactly the greatest contemporary threat to America. China, with its hostile efforts to weaponize
international trade and undisguised desire to supplant the United States as the preeminent
power in Asia, is a far more capable and ambitious adversary. In recent years, China has dramatically escalated
its spying activities in the United States, recruiting American intelligence analysts
to help it steal not just government secrets, but also intellectual property and academic
research. Russia, conversely, can’t even manage to
purloin emails from a laughably naive Democrat political operative without being caught red-handed. The main reason for this imbalance is that
China’s economy dwarfs Russia’s. Let us explain. In 2018, China’s GDP totaled $13.6 trillion,
while Russia’s economic output was less than $1.7 trillion—big difference there—slightly
weaker than the GDP of Texas. The economies of both countries have also
been growing at drastically different rates—in 2018, China’s GDP grew 6.6 percent, while
Russia’s economy grew at just 2.3 percent. China’s growing wealth has enabled it to
snap up billions of dollars worth of U.S. farmland, compel U.S. companies to hand over
sensitive technology as a condition of doing business in China, and enlist its multinational
corporations—such as telecom giant Huawei—to serve as quasi-official agents of the state. Whereas China aims to eventually surpass the
size of the U.S. economy, Russia’s economy keeps falling further and further behind,
with South Korea, Australia, and even lowly Spain now nipping at its heels. Russia also is confronting a monumental depopulation
problem. For years, the country has been plagued by
low birth rates and high emigration, forcing Moscow to encourage immigration from Central
Asia and other parts of the world just to stave off a complete demographic collapse. Analysts at Stratfor, a foreign affairs and
intelligence publisher, however, warn that Russia’s strategy of mitigating its population
decline by encouraging immigrants is highly problematic, predicting that it will cause
Moscow to face “greater difficulties associated with managing domestic ethnic tensions and
political instability” in the future. Now, while China is also facing significant
demographic challenges as a result of its “one-child” policy, Beijing has plenty
of time to develop meaningful policies that would stabilize long-term population growth. Moscow, on the other hand, does not have this
luxury. So let's take a look at the military now. In short, a declining population and an unstable
economy mean that Russia will be unable to keep up its current rate of military modernization
in the coming years. And while Moscow has undoubtedly made progress
in updating its strategic offensive capabilities, including its nuclear arsenal, Russia’s
pace of military innovation will be naturally limited by its feeble socio-economic outlook. Competing with the U.S. military, in terms
of both size and technological advancement, is a lot easier for China, however, which
has used its rapid economic growth in recent decades to fund an ambitious military buildup,
take advantage of its trading partners, and bind smaller countries to its orbit with infrastructure
investments that have strategic strings attached. We've seen that happen over in Australia and
New Zealand quite a lot. So, China’s bellicose behavior on the world
stage also is far more impactful and consequential than Russia’s. For decades, Beijing has controlled North
Korea as a geopolitical puppet, providing economic aid and diplomatic cover for Pyongyang’s
pursuit of nuclear weapons. The Chinese military has also become increasingly
aggressive in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, building artificial islands and
military bases in areas claimed by U.S. allies, such as Japan and the Philippines. In just the past few years, in fact, the Chinese
navy has grown to become the world’s biggest fleet, as measured by the total number of
combat vessels, and experts say it is now able to outmatch the U.S. Navy in the three
seas adjacent to the Chinese mainland. With China expanding its navy at a faster
rate than any other country, the U.S. security situation will continue to deteriorate unless
American leaders assertively respond to the threat. While Russia’s territorial ambitions in
Eastern Europe—especially its illegal annexation of Crimea—should rightfully concern the
United States and its allies, NATO exists specifically to counter that very threat. The global security tensions created by China
in East Asia, on the other hand, are truly unprecedented, and there is no established
institution to coordinate the free world’s response. President Trump’s policy of expanding the
U.S. Navy to 355 ships is expressly designed to contain the Chinese threat, yet the Democrats
running for president apparently aren’t interested in tackling this challenge, because
none of them even mentioned China’s military buildup during the presidential debates. While a few candidates at the first debate
did identify China as America’s greatest geopolitical threat, they focused exclusively
on the economic side of the issue, and didn’t explain how their approach to China would
differ from President Trump’s. American policymakers can’t afford to ignore
Russia entirely, of course. But Donald Trump has been far more aggressive
toward Moscow than his predecessor, imposing strategic sanctions in response to Russian
expansionism and cyberattacks, while simultaneously cajoling our NATO allies into meeting their
defense spending commitments so that the Western alliance remains prepared to deal with any
future bellicosity from Russia. The president is also actively trying to prevent
NATO allies from signing agreements to purchase natural gas from Russia as the United States
becomes the world’s largest source of this strategically critical resource. Many Democrats seem to think that Russia is
America’s most formidable geopolitical foe, but that’s just another naive, outdated,
and dangerous foreign policy vision from the Party that has made mishandling foreign affairs
its trademark. China is the real threat to U.S. interests
today, and any presidential candidate who fails to grasp this basic fact should not
be running for the highest office in the land. Thank you very much for joining me on this
episode of Declassified. I do trust you've enjoyed it. Be sure to leave your thoughts below. Who is more of an issue? Is it China, or is it Russia? If you haven't already, please consider subscribing
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  1. The DemonRats are brain dead children that only know 3 words racist racist racist and 3 countries Russia Russia Russia !

  2. Hi Gina hope everything is good with you and yours.

    I enjoy your show very informative.. right to the point..
    you pull no punches.

    Dam good job Gina keep up the good work

  3. China, being starved of slush money now, will not be able to maintain the infrastructure they have built around the World, TPOTUS wins again five years from now, lol, we are watching a genius at work, with a little help from his MI friends…..

  4. Russia laughs at this political cluster fk in Washington DC – The Russian Govt. does not allow "OBSTRUCTION" and I agree with them. When there are idiots purposefully muddying the waters they quietly disappear, I am all for a mafia-like treatment of democrat obstructionist's when all they do is cause disruption in real human progress.

    Progress is very much available if they'd get the hell out of the way NOW~! The squandering of money for frivolous unnecessary Law suits proves they don't mind dragging down the economy in hopes of bankrupting the nation for their Saul Alinsky purposes. I sanction the quiet removal of all communists infiltrators as soon as possible.

    The cosmos is waiting., space exploration is now doable and the god damned democrats are holding the country and this human race back through their heinous maneuvers. Get all who hate our Constitution out of public offices NOW so the rest of us can grow. They Crap on the constitution they've sworn to uphold and protect. Treason is treason so get the rope.

  5. seriously, besides your brilliant reporting a "YOU" moment in attractive appearance is worth the journey, part of the deal, as usual great work, best insight real time, godspeed….

  6. All Truth all the time…..Definitely not main stream media hacks……Thank Gina…looking lovely…MAGA..TRUMP…2020

  7. China biggest threat but our own Democrats have the chance to cause the most trouble if the electorate don't get to the polls and reclaim the House, strengthen the Senate and elect President Trump to another term. Lookin' good Gina

  8. I introduce a book that "“Xi Jinping and his lovers.” (”习近平与他的爱人们“)

    You can buy this book in www.ebay.com

  9. Demo -CRAPS, Still clueless like Barry Bullshit Obama. Give them a gun they'd shot there damn foot off. Excuse me Demo-Craps don't believe in Guns. Unless it's there body guards. Remember GOD, Gut's and Guns. TRUMP 2020!

  10. The greedy Democrats are only seeking money for themselves. Both Pelosi and Schumer are on Alzheimer's Medication.

    And make no mistake, We USA Voters are going to replace ALL Democrats who have been touting the impeachment narrative – wasting more than $40,000,000 in Fake Russian Collusion and false Subpoenas.

    Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats have killed many children:

    1 – By promising Sanctuary cities which enticed a mass invasion from Mexico and 3rd World Countries. And Many of those children died making that trip with little water a poor nutrition. And some of those child trafficking !!

    2 – By protecting their own Gov buildings with AR 15's while pushing hard to pass a bad law called THE GUN FREE SCHOOL ZONES ACT which strips all the children in ALL schools of their US Constitutional bill of Rights (2nd Amendment) Right to have the same protection as the Treasonous Democrats enjoy in their Gov Buildings.

    The Psychos know about all the disarmed children's schools – which the psychotic mind sees as easy access, disarmed killing fields.

    And each time the AR 15 protected Democrat Women in White on the Hill look down as see more children shot to death in their own schools, they refuse to remove the bad law above which empowers psycho-shooters to continually target our schoolchildren !

    Arm your children's schools. Arm your home and businesses, and all venues in your city.

    And stop the treasonous Democrats who have rewritten immigration policy to allow ALL MIGRANT INVADERS to come in and vote Democrat while you pay the high WELFARE TAXES for all of these Democrat migrant invaders.

    California, Michigan, and Minnesota Governments have undergone a successful Democrat COUP by the treasonous act of burning our immigration security and allowing all invaders to take over those States and vote Democrat !!!

    Democrats have misused the subpoena Process to attack a sitting US President and all who support him !

    Remove all Democrat Politicians in 2020.

    A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero – Addressing the Roman Senate in the year (43 B.C)

    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.

    An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.

    But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys,

    heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor;

    he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments,

    he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation,

    he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city,

    he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."

  11. It is to be expected that the DEEP STATE ILLUMINATI democrats will follow this narrative. When Trump makes closer ties with Russia there will be 2 Super Powers with the same goal. Bringing down the tyranous NWO DEEP STATE ILLUMINATI. It is happening. Power to Putin/Trump. Down with the NWO. WWG1WGA

  12. Where the rational thinkers at? All I know is I'm surrounded by nihlist zombies. Gina thank you for the lullaby. 😌💕

  13. 99% of the global population just want to be able to live and love life in peace and harmony. All wars for at least the last 250 years can be traced back to the Rothschild family. Sure countries have their differences but all want to be left alone.

  14. WOW … SEEING MERKEL, TURDEAU, XI, AND PUTIN … together in that photo … SPEAKS VOLUMES.
    HOW SICKENED AM I ??
    TOTALLY.
    CANADIANS ARE FOOLS IF THEY ELECT QUEBECOIS FOR ANY OFFICE.

  15. Russia is not a threat to the United States as they have been their allies in 2 World Wars, something that tends to be forgotten. China on the other hand wants our food. I think leaders of all countries including China should get together and make plans to provide for all in the World at the same time as stop all this military nonsense that will only lead to the destruction of everyone on this planet. We have the technology and the intelligence to come up with ways to see that everyone in the world does not have to go hungry or live in poverty.

  16. Thanks, EPOCH! Great line there at the end about Democrats making foreign-policy and strategic blunders their trademark.

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