With Gordon Chang, Ben Weingarten and Darren Beattie
GORDON CHANG, Author, “The Coming Collapse of China,” @GordonGChang
- Gordon Chang talks about the political context behind the COVID lockdowns in Shanghai, China, “…[Xi Jinping] already come under intense criticism for a number of other policy failures, mostly from Shanghai gang faction of Jiang Zemin… before communism Shanghai and Beijing were rivals, but this is intensified under communism because Mao Zedong really accelerated this…fight”
- Is China supplying military intelligence and equipment to Russian forces in Ukraine?
- Ben Weingarten talks about the recent apprehension of two men suspected of impersonating federal agents and their possible connection to the Iranian regime, “…it appears these individuals had a large weapons cache in the flat in which they were staying. How they were funding the lifestyle that they were living here? Very unclear based on original reporting…I believe there were Iranian stamps on their passports. Obviously, they were impersonating federal agents. That in and of itself is a massive red flag”
- Darren Beattie talks about recent revelations in the alleged plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer, “…there’s so much going on with the sham, but the bigger picture is a bunch of hapless, hapless folks were charged with extraordinary crimes of plotting to kidnap the governor… The media went wild with it, and it became the kind of pretext for this larger narrative that anyone associated with Trump, which, by the way, these guys weren’t even Trump supporters…was a domestic terrorist”