More "Comfort Women" Scam in Glendale, California: part of the modus operandi of the scammers who conduct the Chinese-Korean information campaign is feigned persecution. After statues are installed, expect silly newspaper articles about trivial "vandalism" or attacks, and then those articles are repeated, repeated, repeatedly repeated, until it looks like a little statue war is going on.
Basically a version of straw man argument brought to live with statues, likely with a dash of false flag.
Many Americans, Thais, Hong Kongers, Japanese, and others, are unfamiliar with the term "false flag." You know what it is, just not the term "false flag."
A false flag is when, say, a Chinese or Korean operative pretends to be a Japanese or Hong Konger, commits a crime, and the Japanese or Hong Kongers get the blame. We all know this happens constantly, but normally we cannot sort out what is false flag from a real event.
False flags in America are rampant with some people scrawling racial slurs or pretending to be attacked by whites, arson said to be from "white supremacists," etc. People get caught doing this constantly.
Heck, Germany invaded Poland after doing a false flag on Poland.
We all know false flags happen constantly. And most of us are smart enough to realize these comfort women statues are part of a huge information campaign.
Notice the video embedded in this article. Does it seem strange to you there is a night video camera dedicated just to this scam statue? By the way, I have been exactly in that spot listening the the Korean scammers selling the fake story.
China’s Problem Set Grows: Note from a friend just came in:
”There is a tiny, tiny notice in the news today that China has backed off on its tariffs on US soy and pork.
Ya don't say...
First of all, soy and pork are protein, which is a chronic problem in all national food chains, but more so in China. Between their traditional plant based diet and the cultural prestige of eating pork (the middle class literally measures its affluence by how many nights a week they eat pork and the lower classes and villages use pork as a celebratory meal), China's protein consumption is very narrowly restricted to soy and pork (fish is common, but not nearly as available as soy and pork).
Second, by lifting the tariffs, China has just admitted it cannot produce enough protein for national consumption, both as a staple or as a preferred meat. Imagine a US shortage of wheat and chicken, with no real access to corn or beef, and a couple dozen urban areas of 20 millions or more with just a third arable land as now. That's China.
So, what's the problem with China's agricultural industry? Basically, they simply do not have enough land to grow the volume of soy they need; and, their pork production is highly diffused and is ravaged by a massive and seemingly uncontrollable swine flu epidemic. In fact, it is estimated that up to 60% of China's pigs are infected with the flu.
To compound a bad situation to worse, Chinese officials are both incapable of enforcing a quarantine and too corrupt to stop the spread of the flu.
While this seems to have little to do with defense or military matters, I would suggest it is a huge red shift event offering insights into both the underlying economic and organizational civilian support system of the Red Army and suggestive of a wider indigenous structural and organizational condition of the military and government writ large.
I believe we can draw significant conclusions from closely studying China's responses to this food supply crisis and extrapolating our observations to the military to understand what they do under stressful conditions, what resources they deploy, and how they organize their response. Not to mention, how the civilian population responds to the military's demands.
“Stipulated: The food supply chain is in fact a national security issue and it is a function of the military's most basic needs. A lot can be learned by studying this issue.”
Hong Kong: Category 1 phase of insurgency -- will it go beyond this? I do not know. And so I keep watching and listening, and going to protests, to keep finger on the pulse.
Some quick, unedited thoughts before I hit the streets:
I will say with confidence: we are witnessing the very first tendrils on Cat 1 insurgency. (To use the hurricane scale 1-5, with 5 being something like full-blown Iraq between roughly 2004-2007).
At this point, I peg inflection from general civil unrest to front edge of insurgency on about 01 July 2019, at LegCo break-in. I was there that night live streaming. At first I did not recognize this as symptomatic of insurgency -- holding doubt that it might have held elements of false flag operation.
But now, with more information, I recognized LegCo break-in as the first definitive symptom of insurgency. Not just protest. Not just civil unrest. But insurgency.
In a nutshell:
1) Protest phase generally is simple and specific, such as "kill the extradition bill." Very specific. Simple. (People are growling.)
2) General Civil Unrest is beyond. Nutshell, "Hey government! You are bad and need to do better!" In other words, no longer just talking about the bill, but that the government itself needs to shape up. (People are snarling -- showing teeth.)
3) Insurgency: Nutshell, "Hey, government. You are illegitimate. Illegal. Not my master. You must go!" (People no longer growling and snarling. They start to nip and bite. Draw a little pain.)
INSURGENCY in a nutshell
Cat 1: Nipping and still snarling. Relatively minor economic attacks such as short closures of airport and MTR stations. Roads. Sides dehumanizing each other -- calling each other dogs, roaches, etc. This is precursor to killing. (We are here right now. At lowest end of Cat 1. Just starting minor insurgency.)
I HEAR DEHUMANIZATION INCREASING FROM BEIJING, FROM HONG KONG POLICE, AND FROM PROTESTORS. This is a major warning sign. Do not ignore this.
Cat 2 Economic damage increases. Dehumanization increases in preparation for economic, political, and physical combat. Killing begins.
Cat 3 Areas of country become dangerous for police -- people start dying in increasing numbers. Arson attacks. More. Substantial outflow of citizens to Taiwan, Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, Thailand, etc.
Direct attacks by or on PLA. Probably both.
Police and citizens regularly killing each other. Small police units overrun and weapons stolen.
Hospitals become increasingly contested area. Doctors without borders, etc, start coming in and protesting about human rights. Insurgents plea for outside medical help of medics/doctors from abroad.
Use of explosives and arson becomes normal and increases.
Triad and other opportunistic elements are uncorked to commit crime waves that can be mistaken for war, but really are just crimes such as bank robbery. Civil war to some degree. Ethnic and other organic fissures widen.
Many police quit for fear for families and self.
Tourism dries up.
Dangerous to walk streets at night in some areas.
Journalists targeted and often no idea who killed what journalist and for what reason.
Cat 4 Open battles for control of turf. Very kinetic. Civil war increases. Police are limited and must move only in large units. Very dangerous to travel.
Cat 5 Like Iraq -- all out war. Politicians assassinated. Police in total fear for lives. Police stations overrun. Areas of country off limits to police. All elements of government legitimacy under attack.
Everyone loses, but someone finally wins.
I have no idea if this will even go to Cat 2-3. Today, we are at bottom end of Cat 1 and building steam.
And so, when I go to protests, it is not to take pictures. I am checking the patient. Hong Kong is becoming sicker.
USA and others MUST apply pressure on Beijing to back off. Meet all demands of protestors immediately. Turn off the gas. Now.
Consequences of mistakes at this point can be severe.