Our European “allies” always b**** and moan when we demand they improve their defenses. They claim that they’re already doing their part, demand that we do more, and refuse to fulfill their NATO obligations. Germany’s Nord Stream II pipeline the most egregious case of European cynicism; that nation is demanding that we station our soldiers in harm’s way to protect it from Russian aggression while simultaneously helping fund the Russian military by buying billions of dollars of Russian natural gas. It’s absurd.
However, it’s getting worse. Consortium News reported on 6/9/2021 that the UK is selling 2.6 billion pounds worth of military tech to the CCP. That’s right, the UK, which is supposedly our closest ally, is sending huge amounts of military tech to the CCP, our greatest enemy. Here’s what Consortium News reported:
“The U.K. government has authorized the sale of £2.6-billion worth of military and civilian equipment with potential military use to China in the past three years, government figures show.
Last year saw a tripling in exports to China of “dual use” items defined as “civilian goods with a military purpose.” Some £1.6-billion worth were authorised in 2020, compared to £526-million in 2019…
Most British exports were for “dual use” equipment but £53-million worth classified purely as “military” went to China over the three years 2018-20, including components for combat aircraft and military support aircraft.
Other items licensed for use by China included military communications equipment and technology for air defense systems.
The U.K. has banned the sale of “lethal” military equipment to China since the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989. However, the British exports are likely to benefit China’s air force, which British ministers claim is a growing military threat.”
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Additionally, the Express validates Consortium News’ claims and added more details. This is what it reported:
“Former CIA officer Nicholas Eftimiades has warned that sensitive British technology and research has been left vulnerable to exploitation by China‘s military. Mr Eftimiades believes high-tech British innovations in facial recognition and advances communications could be falling into the hands of Xi Jinping’s totalitarian regime…
[Mr. Eftimiades claims that UK businesses/universities and the CCP are] “Developing microsat [microsatellite] capabilities, developing software for facial recognition programmes that type of thing.
“Whereas the government might call it espionage or might call it sensitive technologies in fact it is not illegal technology…”
Manchester University was forced to back out of a deal with a Chinese technology company earlier this year after it came to light that the firm’s apps were used by Chinese security forces in the oppression of the marginalized Uighur minority in Xinjiang.”
So, the UK is selling billions of pounds of military tech to China while its companies and universities are busy helping the Red Chinese develop war-winning weapons.
This is the equivalent of the Venetians selling the Ottomans crossbows, Honeywell execs sending military tech to China, or of Israel selling the Red Chinese air-to-air missile tech. It is weakening us, the West, and strengthening our greatest enemy. The UK must be reigned in if it wants to keep its “special” relationship with the US.
By: Gen Z Conservative.