AG Barr Issues Repulsive Rant Against All Things Chinese
April 10, 2020 (EIRNS)—Despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s heroic effort to expose the Russiagate hoax against President Trump and the United States, on Thursday he fed into the other major operation against Trump: the McCarthyite anti-China campaign to break Trump from Xi Jinping and China.
Asked by Laura Ingraham, one of the Fox News whackos on China matters, about China’s “threat to America,” Bar responded:
“The Department is heavily engaged in that, in fact that’s one of our highest priorities in the counterintelligence realm, counter-espionage realm, and protection of trade secrets as our activity’s directed to defend against the Chinese. The Chinese are engaged in a full-court Blitzkrieg [sic] of stealing American technology, trying to influence our political system, trying to steal secrets at our research universities, and so forth. And we are focused on it. We have something we call the China Initiative. We’ve brought a lot of indictments, but it’s something that we also have to expose by letting the business community understand exactly the nature of the threat.”
Barr joined FBI Director Christopher Wray, who leads the witch-hunt against Chinese scientists, students, and others, for a forum sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies titled the “China Initiative Conference,” which posed:
“The goal of the China Initiative is to identify and prosecute those engaged in economic espionage, trade secret theft, hacking, and other economic crimes while protecting critical infrastructure against external threats and combating covert efforts to influence the American public.”
Ingraham asked Barr: “Who’s the bigger threat to America’s election security: Russia, or China?”
“In my opinion it’s China. And not just to the election process, but I think across the board there’s simply no comparison. China is a very serious threat to the United States geopolitically, economically, militarily, and a threat to the integrity of our institutions given their ability to influence things.”
Asked about Chinese students and professors and researchers in U.S. universities, Barr replied, echoing Senator Joe McCarthy:
“I think we are trying to tighten up on those programs. And a number of the universities are working closely with the government to understand what the nature of the threat is. But it’s not just universities. A lot of American business is just for short-term profit.... But just for short-term gain they are perhaps not doing what is necessary in the long-term interest of the United States.”
So, it’s downright un-American to work with China. Shadows of the House Un-American Activities Committee.