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TRANS TRUMP RIDS MAJOR U.S. CONTAINER PORT OF CHINESE COMMUNIST CONTROL
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    TRUMP RIDS MAJOR U.S. CONTAINER PORT OF CHINESE COMMUNIST CONTROL

    TRUMP RIDS MAJOR U.S. CONTAINER PORT OF CHINESE COMMUNIST CONTROL

    Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S.

    It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long Beach in southern California and Hong Kong. The Obama administration proudly signed the agreement in 2012 giving China control of America’s second-largest container port behind the nearby Port of Los Angeles. One of the Trump administration’s first big moves was to get the Communists out of the Port of Long Beach. After a national security review and federal intervention, the Long Beach terminal business, which handles millions of containers annually, is finally being sold to an Australian company called Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. That essentially kills China’s decades-long contract with the Obama administration.

    The deal never should have been signed in the first place considering the facility’s size, significance and the national security issues associated with a hostile foreign government controlling it. The southern California port is the premier U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade, according to its website, and handles trade valued at more than $194 billion annually. It is one of the few ports that can accommodate the world’s largest vessels and serves 140 shipping lines with connections to 217 seaports around the world. The facility encompasses 3,200 acres with 31 miles of waterfront, 10 piers, 62 berths and 68 post-Panamax gantry cranes. In 2018, the Long Beach port handled more than 8 million container units, achieving the busiest year in its history.

    Removing Chinese Communists from this essential port is a tremendous feat and a huge victory for U.S. national security. You’d never know it because the media, consumed with the impeachment debacle, has ignored this important achievement. The only coverage of the finalized transfer is found in Long Beach’s local newspaper, which published a brief article omitting important background information on the Trump administration’s work to take back the terminal from the Communists. The story makes it seem like a regular business transaction in which “a Chinese state-owned company, reached a deal to sell the terminal, one of the busiest in the port, for $1.78 billion.” The piece also quotes the Port of Long Beach’s deputy executive director saying that the transaction process was intricate and involved one of “our most valuable port assets.” Buried at the bottom of the article is a sentence mentioning that the U.S. government, which regulates mergers for antitrust and security reasons, stepped in and required COSCO to sell its rights to the container terminal.

    In the last few years China has bought cargo ports throughout the world, including in Latin America, the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Chinese-owned ports are located in Greece, Italy, Spain and other European locations. In sub-Saharan Africa there are dozens of existing or planned port projects funded or operated by China, according to a study that highlights the threat the Chinese investments present to U.S. influence in the region. One troubling analysis points out that “COSCO’s commercial expansion has created leverage for Beijing — leverage that has already resulted in countries that host COSCO ports adopting China’s position on key international issues.”

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    huge

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    ...is finally being sold to an Australian company called Macquarie Infrastructure Partners.

    Why the hell is our critical infrastructure being sold to ANY foreign entities?
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    going to take another 2-3 terms to straiten out all the crap failures that Obammy did on purpose or by just neglect ...
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    YES!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    Why the hell is our critical infrastructure being sold to ANY foreign entities?
    Good on Trump for getting rid of the Chinese on this, but a pox on the contract going to another foreign country. Australia has been involve in trying to discredit Trump and leaking.

    Items of strategic importance such as control of ports should be entirely under US control. Even if it is a US company, it should be under strict government control.

    When are we ever going to learn that no other country should ever be trusted with our national security.
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    Australia now leans Trumpward.......PM Scott Morrison is well liked and is a nationalist, like Trump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurane View Post
    Australia now leans Trumpward.......PM Scott Morrison is well liked and is a nationalist, like Trump.
    Political realities and "leanings" for all countries change.
    Former allies become enemies and former enemies become allies.
    A country should never trust it's strategic security and welfare to any other country.
    Hell, Canada was once a conservative country, but no more.
    Just to be fair, our own US political leanings change frequently too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurane View Post
    Australia now leans Trumpward.......PM Scott Morrison is well liked and is a nationalist, like Trump.
    You need to researvh more. China is gradually taking over Australia.
    Wealthy Chinese have been making huge contributions to Australian politicians and a few of these scandals have been exposed.
    Chinese people are paying cash for Australian houses and driving the housing market beyond the reach of Australian citizens.
    China, thanks to investments by "Chinese" now has inordinate control of many Australian businesses and corporations. It is very probably that China indirectly controls the Australian company that got the port contract.
    If this deal goes through, a year from now it will come out as a scandal that the companies involved in this deal get their marching orders from China.

    Here is a 15 min video from a guy that lived in China for 10 years and taught people at all levels ranging from elementary schools to colleges and corporations and groups of doctors going abroad to study. He knows what he's talking about. He has a Chinese wife who is doctor in China.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEEeNYXUTvY
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryK View Post
    Good on Trump for getting rid of the Chinese on this, but a pox on the contract going to another foreign country. Australia has been involve in trying to discredit Trump and leaking.

    Items of strategic importance such as control of ports should be entirely under US control. Even if it is a US company, it should be under strict government control.

    When are we ever going to learn that no other country should ever be trusted with our national security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    Why the hell is our critical infrastructure being sold to ANY foreign entities?
    exactly

    national security is the most important aspect of such a huge port

    talk about giving a burglar the keys to your home

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    Still say the plan was/still is to have China bring millions and millions of armed and loaded men to the west coast. Then they will make a stronghold near/in the redwoods. But cause lots of false fronts in So. Cal. and in Portland. They will come in COSCO and other shipping lines and in all the West coast ports, but then set up in the Redwoods.

    Then bring in huge gold dredges and loggen crews to both mine and log the redwoods and whats left of the red fir trees all the way to I5. They will use the rivers to claim their gold and logs. Giant floating mills will mill the woods and b line strait back to China.

    Its all been sold to China already, they will at least attemp this.

    The Klamath river drainage system is already being prepped for the Chinese, once we remove the dams as being done right now, the invasion comes shortly after the dams are gone.

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    JUST for the record, COSCO does NOT equal COSTCO. If memory serves, there really isn't any relationship between the 2.
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    Welcome to Costco



    And yes, I know it’s different from Cosco

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurane View Post
    Australia now leans Trumpward.......PM Scott Morrison is well liked and is a nationalist, like Trump.
    I didn't realize the change there. Good to hear.

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    What does this look like to you?

    Macquarie Group

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    Quote Originally Posted by TammyinWI View Post
    What does this look like to you?

    Macquarie Group

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Group
    Sounds good.

    This part for me was most interesting...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Group


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    For goodness sake, Uncle Joe might have to give back some money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West View Post
    Sounds good.

    This part for me was most interesting...

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macquarie_Group

    ^^^LOL! Ditto^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    Why the hell is our critical infrastructure being sold to ANY foreign entities?
    It was done under the Obummer administration. That should tell you something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West View Post
    Still say the plan was/still is to have China bring millions and millions of armed and loaded men to the west coast. Then they will make a stronghold near/in the redwoods. But cause lots of false fronts in So. Cal. and in Portland. They will come in COSCO and other shipping lines and in all the West coast ports, but then set up in the Redwoods.
    [snip]
    The Klamath river drainage system is already being prepped for the Chinese, once we remove the dams as being done right now, the invasion comes shortly after the dams are gone.
    Ain't gonna ever happen. The enviros will chain themselves to the trees, and everything goes downwhere from there. Greenpeace will get involved and sink the transports. The Maharahji Dingdongs will fly enlightened air cover. Antifa will block their access with riots. And Gavin Newsom will keep the higher ups too busy to get any actual directing done with all his pot parties, while the underground pot growers decimate the Chinese troops in order to protect their crops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasonable Rascal View Post
    Ain't gonna ever happen. The enviros will chain themselves to the trees, and everything goes downwhere from there. Greenpeace will get involved and sink the transports. The Maharahji Dingdongs will fly enlightened air cover. Antifa will block their access with riots. And Gavin Newsom will keep the higher ups too busy to get any actual directing done with all his pot parties, while the underground pot growers decimate the Chinese troops in order to protect their crops.

    RR
    Oh, how could I've missed that angle.

    I loved that state, especially north of Sacramento to Lake Tahoe to the north and Oregon border(Klamath drainage) then to the Redwoods. That area above the 3000 foot elevation to the sea and Redwoods is beautiful and never got boring even after 35 years of exploring it.

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