Church of Scientology joins attack on The People's Republic of China: "DON'T FUND OUR ENEMY."

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Church of Scientology joins attack on The People's Republic of China: "DON'T FUND OUR ENEMY."

Susan Taylor signed the below letter in her capacity as the National Public Affairs Director of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office.

The letter was created by The Committee on the Present Danger: China. Here is the link:

Open Letter to President Trump: Don’t Fund Our Enemies


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DON’T FUND OUR ENEMY

April 25, 2020
President Donald J. Trump
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:
You have rightly taken the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to task for its “knowing responsibility” for the current, deadly pandemic that has cost our nation and the world dearly. We strongly support your determination to get to the bottom of whether it did so accidentally or intentionally.

In the meantime, we believe nothing should be done to cause the Chinese government to believe that accountability can be avoided for the global crisis it has perpetrated through sustained deception, lack of transparency and malfeasance. Under no circumstances should we reward the CCP for such unconscionable behavior.

Unfortunately, the impending implementation of a decision first taken three years ago by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) risks not only conveying a decidedly mixed signal. Such a step can also empower the Chinese Communist Party and the corporations it uses to endanger our security and betray our values.

Unless you act immediately to interdict the transfer now in the offing – one that would result in the Thrift Savings Plan’s $50 billion International Fund “mirroring” the MSCI All-Country World ex-U.S.

Index, then billions of dollars of U.S. government employees’ pension funds will soon be invested in the PRC and some of its most problematic companies. The latter include the following:

• AviChina Industry & Technology Ltd.: AVIC and its subsidiaries develop and produce a range of aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems and airborne weapons for the People’s Liberation Army.

AVIC and its subsidiaries have been repeatedly sanctioned by the U.S. for missile proliferation activities in Iran.

• China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation: Naval equipment produced by CSIC includes: guided missile destroyers, frigates, conventional submarines, nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, and, most notably, aircraft carriers.

• Hikvision Digital Technology: Hikvision manufactures video cameras and other security technology integral to the CCP’s surveillance state apparatus, its “social credit” system and the network of large-scale concentration camps used to incarcerate certain religious minorities.

Hikvision has been sanctioned by the U.S. government for human rights and other activities “contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.”

• Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation (ZTE): ZTE is a telecommunications company that has engaged in economic and trade activities in sanctioned states in violation of U.S. laws and regulations.

• China Communications Construction Company: As of 2015, CCCC owned over half of China’s dredging industry capacity.Several CCCC subsidiaries have been observed conducting dredging (and other) activity in support of Beijing’s illegal island-building activity in the South China Sea.

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• China Unicom: China Unicom is providing telecommunications systems to the contested Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands in the South China Sea to service China’s civilian and military personnel and also reportedly to support signals intelligence activities.

• China Mobile Ltd.: China Mobile provides telecommunications services to illegal fortified Chinese-constructed islands in the Paracel and Spratly Island chains. In May 2019, the U.S. FCC denied China Mobile’s application to provide international telecommunications services between the U.S. and foreign destinations, saying it “raises substantial national security and law enforcement risks.”

• China Telecom Corporation: In April 2020, the U.S. government pulled a license from this Chinese telecommunications company’s American subsidiary on the grounds that it entailed unacceptable risks of Chinese espionage and disruption of U.S. networks.

The appalling prospect that, among others, our men and women in uniform would, as a result of this outrageous FRTIB initiative, be compelled to invest their personal retirement savings in companies building advanced weapons systems designed to kill them prompted eleven influential flag, general and non-commissioned officers – including two former National Security Advisors to the President – to take action. They recently urged the Joint Chiefs of Staff to recommend that you intervene to prevent this outrage, something you have the authority to do pursuant to the International Economic Emergency Powers Act (IEEPA).

By acting in this way, these military leaders are echoing bipartisan and bicameral congressional requests that the FRTIB suspend further implementation of its decision, originally taken in 2017 under very different circumstances. Such recommendations are also aligned with overwhelming public sentiment – as documented in a national poll of likely voters conducted by John McLaughlin in January, before the pandemic further sharpened popular attitudes towards Communist China.

For all these reasons, we strenuously endorse such appeals and call on you to act before any Thrift Savings Plan funds begin enriching the Chinese Communist Party, and enabling its further malevolence directed at the United States.

Sincerely,

Mr. Brian Kennedy
Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China
President, The American Strategy Group

Hon. Frank R. Wolf
Former Member of Congress

Lt. Col. Allen West, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Former Member of Congress

Hon. Dave Brat
Former Member of Congress
Dean, Liberty University School of Business

Gen. James L. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Former National Security Advisor to the President

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Vice Adm. John Poindexter, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Former National Security Advisor to the President

Hon. Stephen K. Bannon
Former White House Chief Strategist
Hon. Tidal W. “Ty” McCoy
Former Secretary of the Air Force (Acting)

Hon. Robert Joseph
Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Mr. Frank J. Gaffney
Vice Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger: China
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (Acting)

Hon. Edward Timperlake
Former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Managing Editor, Defense.info

Hon. Fred Fleitz
Former Chief of Staff, National Security Council
President and CEO, Center for Security Policy

Hon. Henry Cooper
Former Director, Strategic Defense Initiative
Chairman, High Frontier

Hon. Kenneth deGraffenreid
Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence

Lt. Gen. Stephen Kwast, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Former Commander, Air Education and Training Command

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Former Commander, 2nd Infantry Division, U.S. Forces Korea

Maj. Gen. Gregory Schumacher, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Former Deputy Director for Intelligence, U.S. Army

Maj. Gen. Robert Walters, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Former Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence

Brig. Gen. Robert Spalding
Former Defense Attaché, Beijing and former Senior Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council

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Rear Adm. Russ Penniman, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Former Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Capt. James Fanell, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Former Director of Intelligence and Information Operations, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Capt. J.P. London, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Executive Chairman, CACI Inc.

Col. John Mills, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Former Director of Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs Office of the Secretary of Defense

Col. James Dau, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Chief Executive Officer, Iran Alive Ministries

Capt. John E. Vinson, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Col. David Bena, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Chaplain

Capt. Emil Levine, U.S. Navy Reserves (Ret.)

Lt. Col. M. L. “Buzz” Hefti, (Ret), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs

Lt. Col. Kaaren Teuber U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Texoma Patriots
Cmdr. Fred Stratton, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Cmdr. Michael Bender, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Chief Master Sgt. William Wiseman, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

Gunnery Sgt. Jessie Jane Duff, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Senior Fellow, London Center for Policy Research

Joseph Bosco, Esq.
Former China Desk Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Dr. Sasha Gong, Ph.D.
Former Chief of the Mandarin Service, Voice of America

Charles “Sam” Faddis
Former Army officer and CIA Officer (Ret.)

Brad Johnson
Former CIA Officer (Ret.)
President, Americans for Intelligence Reform

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Chet Nagle
Former Naval Aviator, former Defense Department official
Senior Analyst, Ravenna Associates

Jim Sturdevant II
Retired Defense Intelligence Agency Civilian Officer

Patrick Carberry
Former Special Agent, FBI (Retired)
Joshuacord.Org - Christians in the Mirror

Kyle Bass
Chief Investment Officer, Hayman Capital Management L.P.

Dr. Anders Corr, Ph.D.
Publisher
Journal of Political Risk

Dr. Xiaoxu “Sean” Lin, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Global Alliance Against Communist Propaganda and Disinformation

Dr. Jianli Yang
Founder and President, Citizen Power Initiatives for China

Lianchao Han
Vice President, Citizen Power Initiatives for China

Pastor Bob Fu
President, ChinaAid

Salih Hudayar
Prime Minister, East Turkistan Government-in-Exile

Eric Metaxas
Author and Host, The Eric Metaxas Show

Dr. Bradley Thayer, Ph.D.
Author and Professor

Maura Moynihan
Students for a Free Tibet

Paul Berkowitz
Former Professional Staff Member
House Foreign Affairs Committee

Steven W. Mosher
President, Population Research Institute

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Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
Executive Director, Task Force on National and Homeland Security

Dr. J. Michael Waller, Ph.D.
Senior Analyst for Strategy, Center for Security Policy

Dr. Suzanne Scholte, Ph.D.
President, Defense Forum Foundation

Kevin Freeman
Founder, National Security Investment Consultants Institute
Host, Economic War Room with Kevin Freeman

Elizabeth Yore, Esq.
YoreChildren

Reggie Littlejohn
President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

Ginni Thomas
President, Liberty Consulting

The Right Reverend Derek L.S. Jones
Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy
The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA)

The Right Reverend Dr. William Atwood
Anglican Bishop

Pastor Julie DeRung
Associate Pastor, Crystal River Ministry Center

Pastor Kevin Jessip
President, Global Strategic Alliance

Dede Laugesen
Executive Director, Save the Persecuted Christians

Dominic Sputo
Author and Entrepreneur

Rev. Shawn A. Mitchell
Former National Chaplain
National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA)

Paul Pickern
Chief Executive Officer, All Pro Pastors International

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Faith J. H. McDonnell
Director, International Religious Liberty Program
Institute on Religion and Democracy

Jorge Parrott
President, Christ's Mandate for Missions

Stephen Enada
Executive President, International Committee on Nigeria

Pastor Greg Young
Host, Chosen Generation Radio Show

George Parker
Executive Director, Revealing Light Ministries

Daniel Emig
Frontier Partners International

Zeno Gamble
Operations Manager, The Nazarene Fund

Allen Morris
Executive Director, Concerned Methodists

Pastor Greg Tweddell
Founding Pastor, Ignition633 Ministries

Dr. Oluwasayo Ajiboye
President, Mission Africa International

Dr. Lloyd Phillips, Ph.D.
Fellow Laborers' International Network

Anna Parrott
Chief Financial Officer, Christ’s Mandate for Missions

Rev. Lindi Caywood
Kingdom Flare, LLC

Gloria Koczera
Morningstar Ministries

Mark Singer
Moral Action Ministry

William Brown
Organizer, Christian Activist Network of New England

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Susan Taylor
National Public Affairs Director
Church of Scientology National Affairs Office

E. Miles Prentice, Esq.
Chairman, Board of Directors
Center for Security Policy

Donald L. Woodsmall
Owner of Arromid, LLC

Andy Miller
President, Angry Eagle Holdings, LLC

Ken Dragotta,
Director, Waukesha Conservative Business Council

Ebby Moussazadeh
President, Matrix Creations

Augusta Petrone
Member, Board of Directors
Center for Security Policy

Andrew Whitney
President and CEO, Oceanic Energy Ltd.

Dr. Jennifer London, Ph.D.
National Director, National American History and Founders Initiative

Rod D. Martin
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin
President, The Martin Foundation

Sherri R. Martin
Executive Vice President, The Martin Organization, Inc.

Guillermo J. Aragon
Chief Financial Officer, Martin Imaging, Inc.

Christina Murphy Lusk
Campaign for the American Future

Annie Dempsey
York County GOP

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Bryan Hickox
President and CEO, Bryan Hickox Pictures, Inc.

Dr. Tim Daughtry
Author and Consultant

Kim Bongiorno
Buyer's Information Service, Inc.

James Newman
Senior Analyst, Operational Integration
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dennis Black
President, American Jobs Aliance.com

Brett Kingstone
Chief Executive Officer, Max King Realty, LLC

Peggy Littleton
ReadyOp

Yana Way
Way Tutoring

Mr. Mike Ramirez
Patriots' Group, Texas

Robert Oster

V. L Elliott

Deborah King

Sharon Nilsen

Michael Parks

Margaret Mayfield

Cheryl Barboa

Donald Hurley

Esther Smith

Randall McSmith

Lynn Copeland

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Dennis Miller

Camilla Miller

Robert Jordan

Mary Jordan

Norma Hunter

Carolyn Shugart

Joanne S. Macko

Dr. Donald Macko, MD

Michael Husar

Jacquelyn Keenan

Dale Diorio

Dr. Thomas Bralliar, MD

Timothy Lyon

Paul Rasch

Belinda Guda

cc: Vice President Mike Pence
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows
National Security Advisor to the President Robert O’Brien


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Significantly, Scientologist Greg Mitchell, Founder and Co-Chair of The International Religious Freedom Roundtable, is a member of The Committee on the Present Danger: China:


Mitchell is also a registered lobbyist for Scientology who received half a million dollars from the church over the last five years.

Scientology signing the letter is an obvious attempt to gain favor with the Trump administration and the MAGA community.

The government of the People's Republic of China will be less than pleased with the Church of Scientology.

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President Trump followed the advice of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office and the other signatories to thr letter. See:

Federal Retirement Fund Halts Planned China Investment Under Pressure

Federal Retirement Fund Halts Planned China Investment Under Pressure

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Trump asks board of federal retirement savings plan to not invest in China, setting up showdown

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-asks-board-of-federal-retirement-plan-to-not-invest-in-china-setting-up-showdown/2020/05/12/55f74ac2-9470-11ea-9f5e-56d8239bf9ad_story.html


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Church of Scientology National Affairs Office joins letter promoted by the International Religious Freedom Roundtable protesting the Designation of The People's Republic of China to the United Nations Human Rights Council Consultative Group: "unacceptable" and “reprehensible.”


“Unacceptable” – Jubilee Campaign + 20 Organizations Submit Letter Criticizing the Designation of China to the HRC Consultative Group


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The Honorable Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger
President of the Human Rights Council, Fourteenth Cycle (2020)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Palais Wilson
52 rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland

16 April 2020

Dear President Tichy-Fisslberger,

We, the undersigned individuals, represent a myriad of religious, economic, intellectual, and political backgrounds, who collectively strive to promote and protect fundamental human rights as well as the international standard of freedom of religion or belief. We would firstly like to recognize your dedication to human rights leadership, which is both admirable and timely amidst the outbreak of a global pandemic. It has come to our attention that China has been nominated and selected for a one-year mandate as a member state of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) Consultative Group, a group consisting of five UN member states whose ultimate purpose is to review applications and suggest recommendations to independent UN experts, whom the member states are required to review based on the following six criteria: (a) expertise; (b) experience in the field of the mandate; (c) independence; (d) impartiality; (e) personal integrity; and (f) objectivity.

China is a nation recognized by the broad international humanitarian community to be a routine violator of human rights, most notably: freedom from involuntary servitude; freedom from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention or exile; freedom from interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence; freedom of thought, conscience and religion; freedom of opinion and expression and; freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

We find it problematic and reprehensible that a country whose government does not follow international human rights laws nor meets its obligations as a member State of the United Nations should be considered for, let alone chosen as a member of the UN HRC Consultative Group, especially considering its plethora of human rights abuses. A great concern is the possibility that China’s own oppressive ideology could be inherently exported into the initiatives and decisions of the United Nations and thus diminish any semblance of impartiality and neutrality. Secondly, we fear that China could use this new power to preferentially nominate and approve experts based on partisanship and nepotism rather than on their human rights expertise and objectivity. In short, China will have the power to nominate experts that will investigate China’s own human rights record- introducing bias into the United Nations human rights review procedures. Finally, we are concerned that this action will create a precedent in which China’s historical human rights abuses will continue to be overlooked in favor of ensuring its inclusion and participation in the United Nations’ future initiatives.

Among the experts that China will have a voice in vetting and choosing are three new members of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. We wholeheartedly believe that China should have no say in such a decision given its historical pattern of detention and disappearance as a means to eradicate political dissent among scholars and humanitarian activists. In 2018, Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng was arbitrarily detained and his attorney status revoked. A year later, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released its decision that “there was no legal basis for the arrest and detention of Mr. Yu, and his deprivation of liberty is arbitrary under category I.” It is completely impermissible that China should have the authority to choose experts for the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which has historically been involved in condemning and classifying China’s acts of arbitrary detention and deprivation of liberty. Such a drastic oversight has the potential to eliminate the credibility and distort the purpose and mandate of the Working Group and allow China to avoid any investigations into its own deplorable human rights record.

Another one of the 17 appointments that the UN Human Rights Council Consultative Group will choose is the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Freedom of opinion and expression is regularly violated in China; students, scholars, organizations, and activists who publicly proclaim views contrary to the CCP face imprisonment and exorbitant charges. 2019 saw the noteworthy arrests of three individuals: Zi Su of Chengdu for his article questioning the sustainability and adequacy of President Xi Jinping’s leadership of the CCP; activist Huang Xiaomin, also of Chengdu, for his promotion of direct elections for CCP leadership positions, and; Chen Yunfei for his online support of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition protests. A nation who unabashedly imprisons individuals for their valid beliefs and critiques of the government should not be authorized to have the power of choice over the selection of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

Amidst the persistent and unmitigated spread of the novel coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, we also find it extremely inappropriate and unacceptable that China be involved in the vetting and selection process for the new Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. In December 2019, ophthalmologist Dr. Li Wenliang of Wuhan Central Hospital, the initial “whistle-blower” regarding the novel coronavirus, warned a small group of his friends about the emergence of a SARS-like virus among a few of his patients. After his warning was spread to the mass public, he was severely reprimanded by the Wuhan Public Security Bureau for spreading ‘false information’ online and causing public concern. He was among eight other doctors in Wuhan who similarly began warning close individuals about the suspicious new cases and who were condemned as “rumormongers.” China had the sufficient time and capability to respond to the outbreak before it gained momentum and cost many Chinese citizens their lives before being exported to nearly every nation in the world, save for a few countries in South America and Africa. China’s refusal to acknowledge the rise of COVID-19 and subsequent refusal to acknowledge its responsibility for the prevalence of the new pandemic exhibit its failure to prioritize public health and therefore disqualifies China as a suitable member of the UN HRC Consultative Group.

Such an appointment comes as a surprise to us as well, considering the already-strained relationship China has with the United Nations and its selected rapporteurs and representatives. In December 2019, UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet wrote an article that the use of force by Chinese police against Hong Kong protesters is extraneous and should be investigated. In response, China claims her statements include “inappropriate comments on the situation of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” and “interferes in China’s internal affairs.” Moreover, when 23 United Nations member states supported a statement in October 2019 denouncing the detention of Uyghurs and other ethnic Muslim communities in Xinjiang, China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang urged the United States and United Kingdom to “stop interfering in others’ domestic affairs under the cover of human rights…” How can a nation that accepts no criticism of its human rights record and refuses to address the mass imprisonment of millions of citizens for no reason other than their ethno-religious background be a legitimate and reliable leader in the UN Human Rights Council Consultative Group? In addition, China is included in the 2019 UN Secretary-General report on intimidation and reprisals for cooperation with the UN in the field of human rights. It is absurd to have a country who targets activists and human rights defenders who engage with United Nations human rights mechanisms to then be allowed to have influence over those mechanisms which they have been working against.

It is with the above objections in mind that we condemn the designation of China as a member of the UN Human Rights Council Consultative Group. We ask that if the position cannot be reconsidered, that you as President take note of these voiced concerns during China’s one-year term, as you review upcoming proposed candidates by the UNHRC Consultative Group, to ensure the priorities suggested by the group are in line with the commitments of the Council. We ask that you be prepared, as President, to not follow the priority suggested by the group if there is any risk that the expert will be partial or restricted to speak freely, to ensure the integrity and credibility of the Human Rights Council and the future of international human rights.

Respectfully signed with great appreciation for your attention to these matters,


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"The objective is to be identified as attackers of popularly considered evils. This declassifies us from former labels. It reclassifies our attackers as evil people..." 1972, L. Ron Hubbard

 
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