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China’s Stealth Assassins

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024
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by AMAC, Robert B. Charles
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China's Assassins; Fentanyl Overdoses

Let me ask you, what do you think China would do if President Xi discovered thousands of stealth drones, quiet assassins, entering China, each able to kill multiple Chinese of military age, then discovered they were killing 100,000 Chinese kids annually? Shrug? China does that to us – with fentanyl. Shrug?

Fentanyl is China’s assassin in your community, the one you never see. It sneaks up, addicts the user, quickly kills, and checks off another life. Annually, in 2023, it killed 100,000 Americans, with total overdose deaths topping 112,000, real numbers north of that, due to unreported drugged driving, and other drug tiebacks. 

That number of China-related deaths is five times all overdoses 20 years ago, suggesting – if uncontained – China-driven overdoses could go exponential shortly. even before fentanyl is found in public water.

More sobering, fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and DEA last year intercepted 360 million deadly doses, 90 percent from China. That is a fatal dose for all Americans, some left over.

Put differently, America’s total population ages 15 to 44 is just 65.54 million. That bracket fought and won WWII, and must fight and win all our wars. It is also the most productive, expected healthiest. 

Yet, 60 percent of all opioid overdoses are in that group, and stunningly fentanyl is now – with other synthetic opioids – the leading cause of death for Americans 18 to 45, in their prime. 

When my life’s work centered on counternarcotics – 1990s and early 2000s – these numbers would have sounded like science fiction, no chance America would see this devastation from synthetic overdoses, every state hit by stealth assassins, families crushed, communities in fear, lives snuffed in rising numbers.

Nor would we ever have imagined a China-origin drug outpacing cocaine, heroin, and meth, rooted in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, and Mexico, with some meth from the Far East (now riding the fentanyl wave).

So, here we are, facing a “major national security threat” from Chinese fentanyl – what DHS admits is expected to be he “top national security threat killing Americans” in 2024 – and what is being done?

Little. Rather than alarm bells, rather than double funding and focus for DEA – empowering DEA to go after all drugs with strong presidential support, DEA lumbers along half-forgotten, deprioritized by this White House. Notably, Ronald Reagan met with the DEA and his AG on the drug issue quarterly, and drugs fell.

In fact, DEA – already weighed down by Homeland Security waving in illegal immigrant caravans (seven million illegals in three years, two million “getaways’) – has faced scrutiny at the top for insider contracts, and the number two resigned this year for being too cozy with Big Pharma. What next?

As in all big organizations, leadership matters. While it does at DEA, DHS, ICE, CBP, State, Defense, and elsewhere in this administration, the real signals come from the top, from the White House.

This White House has, for all intents, been AWOL on the drug overdose front, bowing to political pressures on the left to down-fund law enforcement, release convicted traffickers, deprioritize the border, encourage legalization of THC, minimize overdose deaths – and the national plague of addiction.

Rather than take responsibility for this exploding health, moral welfare, family degradation, overdose, and security crisis, the Biden Administration dishes useless words.  As with Afghanistan, they- falsely claim victory, saying they have “flattened the curve.” A third of a million dead kids in three years, and that is victory? Really?

Bottomline: China, Mexico, and others who want to do this nation damage, who do not care about your family, have had their way with Biden. The results are in. If this moment does not cry for a response to China’s stealth assassins, the fentanyl traffickers, none will. Needed: Authentic, effective leadership. 

Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.

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Paul
Paul
3 months ago

Bottom line The USA needs to manufacture our own Medications.
Quit buying Phama manufactured from China.
Trump will put Tariffs on China Immediatly!
Trump 2024!

Dean Howerton
Dean Howerton
3 months ago

brandon needs to be prosecuted for every fentanyl death as an accomplice to murder

Henry D
Henry D
3 months ago

I am tired of hearing about “accountable” for both our Secretary of Homeland Secury and our President; I want ACTION !!! Both of these individuals are violators of their Oath of Office and since they have allowed this POISON to enter this country in large quantities are NOT defending the citizens of the USA from our enemy and MUST be arrested for TREASON and put in prison..

Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
Gabe Hanzeli kent wa
3 months ago

Just one more reason why Biden and the dmeocrats refuse to shut the border. Just like they knew the covid shots caused death and maiming they know these drug does as well.

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
3 months ago

In the 80s, it was our own government spraying paraquat, now they’ve got a legal slush fund making payouts. I do not have to worry about overdosing on anything because I don’t do drugs. To compare fentanyl to a drone attack or an terrorist-assassin is ludicrous; both attack randomly while fentanyl attacks specifically drug abusers. Yes, they do need to stop the flow of both drugs and illegals, but what happened to individual accountability? “Just Say No” and you won’t die. Ppl stop using, few drugs will enter the US.

Jeri
Jeri
3 months ago

Maybe, stop using street drugs…

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 months ago

Been dumping this drug for Years
Reuse for Legal executions

Jeff
Jeff
3 months ago

Our fight is with our own government. We are not rebelling against it, so the politicians take kickbacks from all the sources they can. This next revolution (or civil war) may see the death of America as we know it. Freedom may be a thing for the history books, if we even have any books left worth reading.

Robin W Boyd
Robin W Boyd
3 months ago

China has been attacking the U.S. and other nations in various ways since Hong Kong was released back to Chinese control and China opened up to the rest of the world. Fentanyl is just one of many weapons China is using to reduce populations around the world. Let’s not forget that China committed a biological attack on the world with COVID-19. China has hit the U.S. with mercury and lead in food and other products as well.

Kim
Kim
3 months ago

Hundreds of thousands of lives lost…people in their prime. Their blood is on biden’s hands. Nevertheless, he’s not likely to harm the goose that lays the golden eggs.

anna hubert
anna hubert
3 months ago

Is there anything that is not manufactured in China Only because all belongs to state almighty which uses slave labor to get strong and rich Left who would not shut up about the sins of America is mum and blind about this one

Steve
Steve
3 months ago

Don’t the commies like ginseng ?

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