Why Would We Sell one of our Stock Exchanges to China?

In the past, China has threatened to nuke the U.S. Dollar (which they are now doing, albeit slowly) and literally exterminate Americans on the homeland where they guaranteed hand-to-hand combat is around the corner.

You could always read the following for more proof:

War Is Not Far from Us and Is the Midwife of the Chinese Century

China’s Military Threatens America: ‘We Will Hurt You’

China’s leader is telling the People’s Liberation Army to prepare for war

It would be insane to let enemies of your nation inside the gate, but the United States did just that. You can only wonder if enemies were already inside the gate via fifth column and just let the rest of their team in.

Further thought on an earlier story:

 

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A frightening article in today’s UK Telegraph suggests that another financial crisis could destroy capitalism as we know it. Let that sink in. Our system is at risk, as it was in 2008. As a reminder, consider this C-SPAN  interview with Representative Paul Kanjorski, wherein he described how our entire system almost collapsed. He stated in a very matter of fact way that if the collapse had continued, it would have been the end of our economic system and our political system, again “as we know it.”

What is so striking about this interview is how Representative Kanjorski begins by describing it as “an electronic run on the banks” that he shares almost triggered a complete societal collapse in as little as 24 hours. Now, after trillions upon trillions of dollars in bailouts and stimulus, it seems we may in some ways be back where we started. That was the subject of our last blog post “And Why It Could Happen Again (Part 2),” in which we explained many of the parallels between 2008 and now. This, sadly, demonstrates OPPORTUNITY for any who would do us harm.

Now, consider that there are forces on the earth that desire the end of capitalism. These include radical elements in Islam that had celebrated the near-death of capitalism in 2008, hoping to replace it with a Shariah-based system, leftover Cold War elements that may have strongholds in Communist China and Russia, and even North Korea, and radical leftists in this country and around the world once represented by the OCCUPY movement. And, with the rise of Bernie Sanders in the Democrat primary, it seems that there are quite a few Americans who wouldn’t mind seeing the death of capitalism. This is MOTIVE.

In light of that, it would seem prudent to keep possibly dangerous foreign elements from being able to access an exchange through the sponsorship of a brokerage firm. That only makes sense, right? So you can imagine the warning bells that should be ringing with the idea that the Chinese are about to buy an actual stock exchange. Excerpts from a February 5, 2016 BLOOMBERG article:

Chicago Stock Exchange Says It’s Being Sold to Chinese-Led Group

The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market.

The acquisition would be the first of a U.S. exchange by a Chinese company. The 134-year-old bourse only handles about 0.5 percent of U.S. stock trading, but a deal gives a buyer a beachhead in the $22 trillion American equity market. There’s also the potential for growth given that regulations require trades to be routed to whichever exchange has the best price for a stock at a given moment.

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We can hope that regulators will carefully scrutinize this deal to make certain the group involved is legitimate. But there is a legitimate concern that even the private enterprises of China fall under government control. Any Chinese citizen who goes against the government is at risk, even outside China. And as we have shared, Chinese military doctrine includes causing stock market crashes as a weapon. Add to that the idea that the Chinese have accused us of crashing their market. Also, that in the book Unrestricted Warfare, the authors pretty much accused George Soros of being an American financial terrorist, working on behalf of the Federal Reserve. While we may find that laughable, the Chinese authors were serious. Now, they have warned Soros to leave their markets alone.

China is worried that Soros is manipulating their currency. He denies it. What we do know, however, is that currencies can be manipulated as we saw with a 15% move in the ruble. The means? Computer hacking. From a February 8, 2016 story in BLOOMBERG:

Russian Hackers Moved Ruble Rate With Malware, Group-IB Says

Hackers used malware to penetrate the defenses of a Russian regional bank and move the ruble-dollar rate more than 15 percent in minutes, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm hired to investigate the attack.

Russian-language hackers deployed a virus known as the Corkow Trojan to infect Kazan-based Energobank and place more than $500 million in orders at non-market rates in February 2015, Group-IB told Bloomberg, without identifying individuals behind the attack. The resulting rate swing prompted a Russian central bank investigation into potential market manipulation.

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If the Chinese believe we are attacking their stock market and currency, will they feel justified in attacking ours? They may have the MOTIVE and OPPORTUNITY. And with hacking and even possible ownership of an American exchange, they no doubt will have the MEANS. Everything necessary for a horrifying crime….

It’s time we face the reality that our very way of life is under threat from the very real risks of Cyber-Economic Warfare. We outlined a way to address this threat both as a nation and as individuals in Game Plan:  How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack. Hopefully our leaders will start to pay attention.

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