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CIA Forms New Unit to Focus on Communist China

CIA Forms New Unit to Focus on Communist China

CIA: The new China Mission Center will “address the global challenge posed by the People’s Republic of China that cuts across all of the agency’s mission areas.”

The Central Intelligence Agency has announced the creation of a China-centered unit to cope with the rising threat posed by the communist regime. 

The newly-announced China Mission Center will “address the global challenge posed by the People’s Republic of China that cuts across all of the agency’s mission areas,” the U.S. intelligence agency said in a statement. 

Beijing is the “most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century,” CIA Chief William Burns said while stressing the need for the new mission center. 

Politico reported the creation of CIA’s China-focused unit:

The Central Intelligence Agency announced the formation of a new China Mission Center on Thursday, underscoring the Biden administration’s focus on Beijing as a top foreign policy priority and a formidable global competitor to the United States.

In a statement that referred to the Chinese government as a “key rival,” the CIA said the mission center was the result of a series of strategic reviews launched by Director William Burns in the spring that concentrated on “China, technology, people, and partnerships,” among other areas.

The mission center is intended to “address the global challenge posed by the People’s Republic of China that cuts across all of the Agency’s mission areas,” the CIA said, with Burns adding that it “will further strengthen our collective work on the most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century, an increasingly adversarial Chinese government.” (…)

Deputy CIA Director David Cohen “will oversee the implementation” of the changes to the agency’s organizational structure that resulted from Burns’ reviews, the CIA said.

Former directors of the CIA praised Burns and the agency for creating the center to combat the threats to American power posed by China.

“If there is any country that deserves its own mission center, it is China, which has global ambitions and presents the greatest challenge to U.S. interests and to international order,” former CIA Director John Brennan told POLITICO.

The news comes as China increases military hostilities against its Asian neighbors. In recent days, more than a hundred Chinese warplanes, including fighter jets and nuclear-capable bombers, have violated Taiwanese air space. “The number of Chinese military planes flown through a corner of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone surged to 125 in the first days of October,” USA Today reported on Saturday. Beijing has repeated its threats to annex the independent island nation, which it regards as a breakaway province. 

China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) is again amassing troops along its southwestern border with India. “India’s army chief has said China is sending troops to their disputed border in “considerable numbers,” prompting a matching deployment by New Delhi in a development he called a “concern”, the broadcaster France24 reported earlier this week. 

This week, Indian media outlets reported renewed clashes between the PLA and Indian army. China disputes its 2,100-mile-long border with India.

The reorganization has been announced as the CIA’s overseas intelligence-gathering operations come under increasing pressure from China, Iran, and other rogues states. According to recent news reports, the agency admitted losing dozens of informants based in hostile countries.

“In recent years, adversarial intelligence services in countries such as Russia, China, Iran and Pakistan have been hunting down the C.I.A.’s sources and in some cases turning them into double agents,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday citing secret CIA cables.

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Ben Kent | October 9, 2021 at 6:07 pm

WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG ?

There seems to be no intelligence in our so-called “intelligence community”

China has been an emerging threat for the last 10 years. It’s obvious to anyone who simply reads the news everyday. Probably too many ass kissers in the intel community and not enough who think independently.


     
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    Arminius in reply to Ben Kent. | October 9, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Actually, there is intelligence in our intelligence community. At least in the components of the IC that directly support the warfighters. But that intel is cut out from the intel summaries the Bolsheviks “declassify” for release to the public. Remember this blast from the past?

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/253188-report-analysts-claim-us-military-altering-intelligence-on-isis-war?rl=1

    “Report: Analysts claim US military altering intelligence on ISIS war

    More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command (Centcom) have formally complained that their reports on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are being inappropriately altered by senior officials, according to The Daily Beast.

    The complaints prompted the Pentagon’s inspector general to launch an investigation. Although the investigation is not yet concluded, a defense official told The Daily Beast that “the cancer was within the senior level of the intelligence command” at Centcom, which oversees the military operations in the war against ISIS.

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    Two senior intelligence analysts at Centcom sent a written complaint to the Pentagon inspector general in July alleging that reports they prepared — some briefed to President Obama — portrayed ISIS and al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria as weaker than the analysts believed they were…”

    Read the whole thing if you want, but I bolded the part that shows where the real rot lies.

    “The analysts claimed their reports “were changed by Centcom higher-ups to adhere to the administration’s public line that the U.S. is winning the battle against ISIS and the al-Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s branch in Syria.”

    The analysts accused senior-level leaders, including the director of intelligence and his deputy in Centcom, of changing their analyses to reflect the Obama administration’s claims of progress in the fight against ISIS and al Qaeda’s Syria affiliate.

    Gee, sound familiar? Didn’t the same thing just happen in Afghanistan? There are 17 members of the IC. Only four have to be politicized, or if you prefer weaponized; The office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA. The DoS’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) may be politicized, it wouldn’t be necessary as the SecState would simply ignore any intel that reflected badly on the administration, make sure it didn’t leave the Department, but probably wouldn’t want to interfere with the INR’s ability to gather and report intel on threats to U.S. diplomatic facilities that will result in embarrassment (cough, cough, Benghazi, cough, Cairo, cough, cough). The SecState would no doubt want to know about those threats ahead of time. Not necessarily to act on that intel, but to develop the proper spin.

    Have I mentioned that the Obama admin was lying not just about the Sep. 11 2012, but the Cairo embassy assault as well. Neither had anything to do with some “anti-Islam” YouTube video. In Cairo the Sunni Group, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and Gemaa al Islamiya were taking out newspaper adds, holding press conferences, and putting out calls on social media to assault U.S. Embassy Cairo, burn it to the ground, and take any survivors hostage to force the USG to release the Blind Sheik Abdel Rahman and all the jihadis held at GITMO.

    No violent protests happen in the 57 states (plus “Palestine”) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC, the largest voting bloc in the U.N. General Assembly) unless it’s coordinated ahead of time. Sometimes by the governments themselves, sometimes by front groups like the terrorist organizations I mentioned above with tacit government permission.

    I knew about this planned assault ahead of time (I didn’t know about the assault at Benghazi, just Cairo). Do you imagine INR didn’t? There were no “spontaneous” protests that turned violent. That was just the administration lie. You have to wonder why the Obama administration chose to beef up the Marine security detachment on Martinique but not where the actual threat was.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPszLCEyu-I

    “CNN’s Nic Robertson Interviews Brother of Blind Sheik”

    The interview took place on 10 Sep 2012, the day before the violent assault on the Cairo embassy. The title is interesting; the man Robertson actually did all the talking with was Muhammad al-Zawahiri. The name may sound familiar; he’s the brother of Ayman al-Zawahiri the “emir” of al-Qaeda. Not all the pics of the Blind Sheik.

    What happened at CENTCOM was that Obama did not want to be briefed about how ISIS was kicking ass in Syria. Actually, he refused to be briefed; if you recall he insisted on reading his PDB. He’d get angry when analysts would tell him things he didn’t want to be briefed. And if he read or heard anything he didn’t want to know about he’d have his political appointee Clapper, then DNI, jump the chain of command and reach down directly to the J2 at CENTCOM and tell him to tailor the intel CENTCOM reported to dovetail with Obama’s untutored Tier Mondiste ideology and his admin’s public messaging. Biden of course is doing the same. Why do you think he called Afghan president Ghani and offer him financial assistance (supposedly military aid; Ghani is now living in exile I believe in the UAE as a very rich man) in exchange for Ghani putting a happy face on the security situation “whether it’s true or not.”

    Under Trump the situation was different. The thoroughly politicized “career” bureaucrats hated Trump. See Milley and his actions as reported in Woodward’s book “Peril.” Since Milley would sell out the country to the CHICOMs, does anyone doubt they’d withhold intel from Trump not because he didn’t want to know about it but because they didn’t want him to make any decisions as CinC that they didn’t approve of.

    As this latest announcement from the CIA shows, Trump was entirely correct not to trust the IC as a whole.


       
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      Arminius in reply to Arminius. | October 9, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      Just to be clear, I knew about the planned 2012 assaults on September 9th despite having been retired for years entirely from open sources. It’s the kind of open source information that’s easy to find if you’re interested. If you’re not interested, then you actually have to know where to find the information in order to know where not to look if you want to pretend there was some sort of intelligence failure.

      Like Obama and his cabal of criminals pretended that “nobody could have predicted” assaults on our diplomatic facilities ON THE FREAKING ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11! And like Biden and his cabal of traitors are pretending that “nobody could have predicted” the Afghan government would just collapse.

      Of course someone predicted those things. The New Neo has a good write up on the fact that Gen. McKenzie briefed Congress on exactly what would happen, what did happen, back in April.

      https://www.thenewneo.com/2021/09/29/failure-is-an-orphan-the-generals-testify-on-the-afghanistan-withdrawal/

      I’m not going to excerpt it; it’d be impossible for me to trim it down to excerpts. So read the whole thing and learn, once again, how you’re being lied to.

      This was NOT an intelligence failure. Nor were these “unintended consequences” of implementing a flawed plan. These were the intended consequences of a deliberate plan to betray the country.

A partnership perhaps. Maybe a joint venture to fix future elections.


     
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    TX-rifraph in reply to r2468. | October 9, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Will the new unit be staffed with Chinese military officers just to make it official?


       
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      Arminius in reply to TX-rifraph. | October 9, 2021 at 9:18 pm

      Why not? In 2011 a number of Muslim Brotherhood front groups wrote a letter to the Obama administration at the WH demanding all references to Islam and/or Muslims be scrubbed from all anti-terrorism/counter-terrorism training materials. Furthermore, all the trainers, whether government or civilian contractors, that had previously trained military, IC, Natsec, or federal law enforcement personnel regarding Islamic terrorism be fired. And that they be replaced by trainers approved by those same Muslim Brotherhood front groups.

      Which is exactly like staffing this new CIA unit with Peoples Liberation Army officers.

      In case you don’t know how serious this betrayal was, here’s a link to a document introduced by the USG in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation Terror Funding Trial. You may not like the source, but you can see the government exhibit stamps a the bottom of the pages (US v HLF, et al). I used to be able to find these documents on other sites but it seems to have been memory-holed by most as the Stalinist air-brushing of history continues apace.

      https://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/20-an-explanatory-memorandum-on-the-general.pdf

      “An Explanatory Memorandum
      On the General Strategic Goal for the Group
      In North America
      5/22/1991

      4- Understanding the role of the Muslim Brother in North America:
      The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions. Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work
      wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack. But, would the slackers and the Mujahedeen be equal.”

      Ikhwan is the Arabic word for brotherhood. You have to scroll down past the Arabic to get to the English text. I thought you all might like to know who Obama and by extension the American left decided to turn over our national security to.

      When the media decides to have CAIR (established at the HLF trial as a front group for Hamas, the Gazan wing of the MB and a designated terrorist group, and most definitely not the “civil rights” group they pretend to be) reps on TV they definitely do their job of whitewashing Islamic terrorism. They’ll claim that this document has been “debunked.” It never has been, but then CNN has no standards of evidence while federal courts (at least for now) do. In fact, it was corroborated during a 2001 raid on a villa owned by Youssef Nada in Campione, Switzerland. Swiss authorities raided the villa at the request of the Bush asmin. Nada was the director of the Al-Takwa Bank of Lugano. He had been at the very least an active associate of the Muslim Brotherhood for at least 50 years, and the Bush admin was investigating his bank’s financial ties to al-Qaeda and Hamas as well as other terrorist groups.

      While searching the villa Swiss authorities discovered a document they simply called “The Project.” It is almost identical to the Explanatory Memorandum I linked to above. And why wouldn’t it be? Both are based on Sayyid Qutb’s “Milestones” formula, the Cliffs Notes version of his longer exegesis of the Quran, “In the Shade of the Quran.” Sayyid Qutb was the chief strategist of the Ikhwan and spent 10 years in prison before being executed in 1966 for terrorism. He wrote both books while in prison.

      Every single terrorist Islamic terrorist group uses Qutb’s “Milestones” as its “Bible.”

      Again, just so you know who the Obama admin decided to put in charge of national security.

      You can blame Obama’s decision for the Boston Marathon bombing as well as other terrorist attacks. Remember, the FBI ignored Russian intel warnings about how the older Tsarnaev brother had visited his native, war torn Chechnya to train in Jihad. And why wouldn’t they ignore those warnings. Their new Muslim Brotherhood-approved trainers had instructed them to believe the fiction that Jihad is an internal spiritual struggle and has nothing to do with terrorism. It turns out the FBI had visited the Islamic Society Cultural Center (ISCC) of Boston, where the Tsarnaev brothers had been radicalized.

      But only for Muslim community outreach. BTW, mosques that use the ISCC moniker are Muslim Brotherhood mosques. All Muslim Brotherhood front groups have the mission of identifying and recruiting potential terrorists. But knowing this, let alone doing anything about it, makes you a raaaciss and Islamophobe.

      So, sure, why not? Let’s put the CCP in charge of the CIA’s new China desk.


 
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TX-rifraph | October 9, 2021 at 6:15 pm

Who knew that China was a threat to the deep state corruption?


     
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    Ben Kent in reply to TX-rifraph. | October 9, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Likely the BIG GUY did not get his full 10% and so needs to turn to “the Agency”

    When they told him the agency collects intel – he thought they meant it is a collection agency.

Does the “Boss” know his employer is now the CIA’s enemy, or just a smoke screen to cover the new detente with the Chi-Com paylords?

They needed a closet in the basement to dump the half-dozen or so old analysts who still care about national security but have too much seniority to reassign to some jihadi hellhole.

Good chance that Chinese agents will be running this one

Rumor has it that Hunter Biden will hold a high post in the new unit.

Beijing is the “most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century,” CIA Chief William Burns said while stressing the need for the new mission center.

Does this mean the Chicoms are “white nationalists”? I have been assured by the Smartest People in the History of The Universe (TM) that white nationalism was the greatest threat the US faced.

Whatever the CIA says, you know the truth is in the opposite direction.

I assume the CIA is owned by the CCP.


 
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henrybowman | October 9, 2021 at 11:46 pm

“CIA Forms New Unit to Focus on Communist China”
They’re just not mentioning it’s an “Import/Export Unit.”
Sit Down for This One — Former CIA Officer Arrested as Chinese Spy: You’ll Never Guess Who Hired Him
(Spoiler: the CIA let the FBI hire him, and never told them.)


     
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    Arminius in reply to henrybowman. | October 10, 2021 at 4:27 am

    Hey, cut the CIA and FBI some slack. They’re too busy monitoring monitoring the oh-so-important threat of parents at school board meetings and grandmas who might trespass or be charged with “illegal parading” at the capitol to focus on the CHICOMs. When they’re not focusing on diversity hires like genderqueer two-spirit non-binary asexuals.

    In fact, if I had to bet this new China Mission Center won’t actually be focused on China at all. It will in fact be part of the Biden administration’s “all of government” approach focusing on those pesky “domestic terrorists.” Aka conservatives.

    Naming it after China is just cover; it’s illegal for the CIA to conduct domestic intelligence operations. Not like that’s ever stopped them before, but they can’t publicly admit they’re breaking the law, can they? I’m sure CIA director Burns called his counterpart in China, like Milley, to give them a heads up about this very public announcement and let them know this “China” Mission Center wasn’t anything to worry about.

    Seriously, if the CIA really wanted to plus-up its capabilities against the PRC, would they publicly announce it to the world? I mean, I wouldn’t put it past them as they’re worse than useless. Considering their level of tradecraft they are, as someone who was in a position to know once told me, compared to other intelligence services the CIA is like a bunch of grade schoolers in a room full of PhDs.

    Recall that Scooter Libby was never charged with exposing supposed NOC Valerie Plame’s identity. But the prosecutor FitzGerald tried to convince the judge at sentencing to enhance his sentence as if the had committed that crime. And the CIA was willing to claim that Valerie Plame was still a part-time NOC even though she was working at Langley during the week. To be considered a NOC (Non Official Cover agent) per the law the USG must be actively working to conceal the fact that individual has any connection to the USG. Sane, reasonable can hardly believe anyone would try to claim that someone can be both a NOC on weekends AND commuting from their Georgetown home to CIA HQ Monday through Friday. Probably stopping for Starbucks on the way in on their morning commute and walking in while wearing their CIA identity badge around their necks. But then I thought about what I was told about how sloppy CIA tradecraft is and thought, “Sounds about right.”

    And this is the same crew that planned the Afghanistan withdrawal, making mistakes that no six year old would make. If they were mistakes, that is, which I doubt.

    I can’t rule out the fact these people could just be grossly incompetent and we’d be better off if we did actually make a six year old CIA Director instead of a career diplomat (WTFO!?!?). Probably the only relationship this new unit has to China, though, is that they’re advising the CIA about how to turn the country into a police/surveillance state.


       
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      Arminius in reply to Arminius. | October 10, 2021 at 4:40 am

      Don’t take my previous comment as if I felt bad for Scooter Libby. He was just another on-the-take swamp creature who enjoyed leaking information to the press to make himself feel important. Seriously, how could any serious conservative think that talking to a NYT reporter “off the record” would cause himself anything but trouble. Reporters like to claim that they protect their confidential sources but they can’t wait to blow the covers of their “unnamed officials in a position to know” if they have an R after their names.

      But then Scooter (how can any adult man put up with a nick name like that, except of course an effete Ivy League snob, that is) was a GWB administration official. No one on that crew was a serious conservative. And most weren’t actually Republicans, and most of GWB’s people have made it official and have become registered Democrats. And the ones who haven’t are like Colin Powell, who are devotees of Obama who need the R after their name to keep their lucrative Republican bashing gigs as talking heads on MSNBC or CNN.

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