Afghanistan

With the triumphant Taliban parading billions in captured US military hardware through the streets of Kandahar and Afghanistan’s new rulers now boasting as large an air force as some NATO members, no less than 90 retired generals are demanding the resignation of US Defense Secretary (and former Raytheon board member) Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.

We are most fortunate to have with us on today’s edition of China Uber Alles one of the signers of this unprecedented request Major General Paul E. Vallely. Join us today to find out just how badly botched this withdrawal actually was and what it means for the great power competition between the US and China.

General Paul Vallely
“Paul E. Vallely, Major General, US Army (ret) was born in DuBois, Pa. He retired in 1991 from the US Army as Deputy Commanding General, US Army, Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. General Vallely graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned in the Army in 1961 serving a distinguishing career of 32 years in the Army.”https://standupamericaus.org/about-sua/general-vallely/

Starting Sept 1 China Will Require Foreign Vessels To Report In Its “Territorial Waters”

“China barely wasted any time after Biden’s botched evacuation of Afghanistan to telegraph to the world that things will be a little different going forward: in a move that could have ramifications for the free passage of both military and commercial vessels in the South China Sea, Chinese authorities said on Sunday they will require a range of vessels “to report their information” when passing through what China sees as its “territorial waters”, starting from September 1, The Hindu reported.”
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/starting-sept-1-china-will-require-foreign-vessels-report-its-territorial-waters


90 Retired Generals Pen Scathing Letter Calling For Austin And Milley To Resign Immediately
“Moreover, now our adversaries are emboldened to move against America due to the weakness displayed in Afghanistan. China benefits the most followed by Russia, Pakistan, Iran, North Korea and others. Terrorists around the world are emboldened and able to pass freely into our country through our open border with Mexico.”
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/90-retired-generals-penn-scathing-letter-calling-austin-and-milley-resign-immediately

Taiwan Warns of China’s Ability to ‘Paralyze’ Island’s Defenses
“China was able to neutralize Taiwan’s air-and-sea defenses and counter-attack systems with “soft and hard electronic attacks,” the Defense Ministry in Taipei said in an annual report to lawmakers seen by Bloomberg News. The document offered a more alarming assessment than last year’s report, which had said China still lacked the capability to launch an assault. “
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-01/taiwan-warns-of-china-s-ability-to-paralyze-island-s-defenses

Marine officer says he’s resigning his commission to ‘bring the system down’ over Afghanistan withdrawal
“Sunday’s video came two days after Scheller’s initial video message in which he aired frustrations with senior military leadership over their handling of the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and demanded accountability from those charged with overseeing the end of America’s longest war. “I’m not saying we’ve got to be in Afghanistan forever, but I am saying: Did any of you throw your rank on the table and say ‘hey, it’s a bad idea to evacuate Bagram Airfield, a strategic airbase, before we evacuate everyone,’” Scheller asked in the Aug. 26 video he shared to Facebook and LinkedIn..”
https://taskandpurpose.com/news/marine-corps-stuart-scheller-resignation-video/

Geoeconomics; Why Now? Because China is Eating our Lunch!
“However, the declining likelihood of major war coupled with the political unacceptability and economic inutility of territorial conquest and occupation have significantly diminished the importance of battlefield prowess as a determinant of global power dynamics. Today power and influence are projected through economic factors as much if not more than military capability. In these vital areas, the United States has been a leader for the last century, but today is indeed losing ground.”
https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/08/31/geoeconomics_why_now_because_china_is_eating_our_lunch_792386.html

Biden’s Afghanistan fiasco is a disaster for Asia
“After Kabul’s fall, China’s victory lap included a state-media warning to Taiwan that the U.S. would abandon it too in the face of a Chinese invasion, prompting Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to declare, “Taiwan’s only option is to grow stronger… It is not our option to do nothing and only rely on others for protection.”
https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Biden-s-Afghanistan-fiasco-is-a-disaster-for-Asia

Yongbyon: UN says North Korea appears to restart nuclear reactor
“North Korea appears to have restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, the UN atomic agency has said in a report. Plutonium, which is used for nuclear weapons, is believed to be produced at the reactor’s complex. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was expelled by Pyongyang in 2009 but relies on satellite imagery to carry out assessments.”
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58380547

6 Naval Task Groups From U.S., U.K., India, Japan and Australia Underway in Pacific
“Six task groups from the U.S, U.K., Australian, Japanese and Indian navies are currently on operational deployments in the Indo-Pacific region amidst an intense fall and early winter period of multilateral exercises.”
https://news.usni.org/2021/08/30/6-naval-task-groups-from-u-s-u-k-india-japan-and-australia-underway-in-pacific

Judicial Watch: New Fauci Agency COVID Emails Detail Discussions about Wuhan Institute; Describe Gates Foundation Placement of Chinese Representatives on ‘Important International Counsels’
“These emails provide extraordinary and troubling information about Fauci’s agency partnership with China and its monitoring, concerns and funding for the Wuhan Institute,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Gates Foundation should also explain the government report about its assistance to and advocacy for China.”
https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/new-fauci-emails/

China is Coming for American Farms
“While Washington’s growing focus on “great power competition” with China is expanding to encompass things like research and development, semiconductors and manufacturing, so far it hasn’t seriously addressed one element: American land. At the expense of American landowners, farmers and companies, Chinese corporations have been buying up valuable land for years. This increased ownership isn’t merely about commercial transactions. It also compromises national security because it essentially hands over the supply, distribution and processing of our food supply to a hostile adversary with little oversight. It also puts land-seeking Americans at a disadvantage on their home turf. After all, how could they, as private citizens, ever hope to compete with Beijing’s deep pockets?”
https://www.newsweek.com/china-coming-american-farms-opinion-1619777

Saagar Enjeti: Chinese HEIST OF THE CENTURY Shows Why US Elites Are Fools
“Saagar covers the important story of how China pulled off the semiconductor heist of the century and what it tells us about US elites more broadly “
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZPpM-ZZLJU

How Hackers Hammered Australia After China Ties Turned Sour
“The previously unreported network scans were followed by months of active hacks that would reverberate across the Australian economy. Victims included the parliamentary email network, the Bureau of Meteorology and the departments of defense and health, according to people familiar with the situation and reporting in the Australian media. State government departments including education and finance were also hit, as well as numerous Australian universities and businesses. While Beijing denied any involvement, cybersecurity experts traced much of the activity to systems used by China-based advanced persistent threat groups or APTs, a term often used to describe state-sponsored hackers.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-08-30/covid-origin-probe-calls-australian-government-businesses-universities-hacked

In China, Kids Are Limited To Playing Video Games For Only 3 Hours Per Week
“Under the new mandates, companies are barred from offering their services to children outside a small window of time: Those under 18 can access online games only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and only between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to the report. Minors are also allowed to play during the same time on national holidays.”
https://www.npr.org/2021/08/30/1032489883/china-kids-video-games-limits

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