To achieve victory in a future war, it will not be sufficient to have nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them very accurately on target; it will also be necessary that the ground forces be able to move rapidly into regions which have been subjected to nuclear strikes. Only when this problem is solved will it be possible to speak of the effective exploitation of nuclear strikes by tanks and infantry in conclusively defeating the enemy, or of carrying out extensive maneuvers and decisive advances in depth.Soviet Military Strategy, [p. 343]
In 1990 I spoke with a Mexican gun runner. We met at the house of a someone we both knew. The Mexican placed a loaded gun on the table and spoke expansively about his “love” of mankind, his Cuban drinking buddies in Mexico, and the future destruction of the United States. There was an unmistakable Marxist element in the gunrunner’s far-left worldview. It was clear from our conversation that he hated America and he loved communist Cuba.
My interest in the rising cross-border criminal class from Mexico stemmed from a then recently-published book by Joseph D. Douglass, Jr., titled Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America and the West. This book describes “long-term Russian and Chinese intelligence operations aimed at achieving the demoralization and ultimate control of the West….” After preparing for several years, the Soviet special services entered the world of drug trafficking in 1960. They called it “Operation Friendship of Nations.” Soviet dictator Nikita S. Khrushchev got the idea from Chairman Mao Zedong of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), who had instructed his subordinates to “begin cultivating opium on a grand scale” in 1928. According to Douglass, “Mao’s strategy was simple; use drugs to soften a target area. Then after a captured region had been secured, outlaw the use of all narcotics and impose strict controls to ensure that the poppies remained exclusively an instrument of the state for use against its enemies.” [P. 11]
In the 1950s, after Stalin’s death, the Soviet Union modernized its strategy. This involved several steps: (1) They founded Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow to train communists from Third World countries; (2) They began training terrorists from various “national liberation movements”; (3) They set up networks for international drug and narcotics trafficking; (4) they infiltrated crime syndicates throughout the world and set up their own syndicates; (5) they prepared sabotage networks throughout the world, which were to be in place by 1972. [P. 17-18]
The strategy respecting these five points was explained by Douglass as follows: “Narcotics, terrorism and organized crime were coordinated and used together in a complementary fashion. Drugs were used to destroy society. Terrorism was used to destabilize the targeted country and to prepare the revolutionary environment. Organized crime was used to control the elite. All three strands were long-range strategic operations and all three had been incorporated into Soviet Bloc planning by 1956.” [P. 19]
The creation of criminal cartels and the infiltration of international organized crime were key elements of “Operation Friendship of Nations.” As Douglass noted, “The main reason for infiltrating organized crime was the Soviet belief that high-quality information – information on political corruption, money and business, international relations, drug-trafficking, and counter-intelligence – was to be found in organized crime. The Soviets reasoned that if they could successfully infiltrate organized crime, they would acquire unusually promising scope for controlling many politicians and would have access to the best information on drugs, money, weapons and corruption of many kinds.” [P. 18]
How successful was the Soviet and Chinese strategy in subverting the United States? Undoubtedly they compromised America’s banks. They bought many politicians. They corrupted bureaucrats, police officials and intelligence officers. But that is nothing compared to the success they had in Mexico.
Chinese and cubans in mexico
In 2003 a Las Vegas journalist named Scott Gulbransen published a book titled The Silent Invasion. It was about Chinese and Cuban infiltration of northern Mexico and the U.S. southern border. Through the good offices of a Tijuana pimp named Reynaldo, Gulbransen obtained an interview with the leader of a communist group called La Conquidistas.
Keeping his head down, Gulbransen was driven to a secret location. When he was allowed to look out the window again, he saw a sign depicting an armed man pointing to an image of the state of California. On the sign it read, “Viva Mexico, Viva Baja California.” When he arrived at the meeting place, he was searched. Men with automatic weapons and red scarves were guarding the location. Gulbransen was directed to a trailer at the back of the property. He was told to address el jefe [the boss] as “señor,” and not to ask too many questions. On entering the trailer, he was overcome by the smell of cat piss. Behind a massive maple desk sat a large man in a camouflage jump suit, wearing cheap sunglasses and smoking a cigarette. The following conversation took place:
EL JEFE: So you are the reporter?
GULBRANSEN: No, sir. I am writing a book on the U.S.-Mexican border.
EL JEFE: This I know. And what do you plan to say about the border and the people of Mexico
GULBRANSEN: I plan to discuss the problems of your people and some of the strange things going on down here.
EL JEFE: What strange things my friend?
GULBRANSEN: Well, there’s been incidents with our border patrol who claim they’ve been fired on by Mexican soldiers and soldiers that appear to be Chinese.
EL JEFE: Very well. But I must tell you, you are traveling down a dangerous road. Besides, no matter what you find, no one will believe it.
El jefe then told Gulbransen, “We are the true Mexican people tired of the economic oppression handed down by the United States. We want our freedom and we want our northern provinces of Tejas, Nuevo Mexico, Arizona and Alta California.”
Question: Why did this maniac with cheap sunglasses think he could wrest four states away from the world’s premier military power? El Jefe’s answer was: “We have friends throughout the world.” Was this a reference to China and Cuba? El Jefe laughed and ended the interview. As Gulbransen departed, el Jefe said: “You tell the fat Americans about the real Mexico. You tell them their day to pay is coming fast. Coming very fast.”
This encounter made Gulbransen more curious than ever. So, he began an extensive investigation. What did he find? He stumbled on testimony from multiple sources indicating that Chinese ships were delivering arms, ammunition, uniforms and men into Baja California through the port of Ensenada. In addition, border agents told him the Chinese were smuggling uniforms and ammunition into the United States.
Then there was the story of Tijuana policeman Jesus de la Rosa. Because de la Rosa was honest and did not take bribes or inform on his corrupt colleagues, he came to be trusted by his superiors. One night de la Rosa’s captain asked him to drive to a desert location south of Mexicali to meet with a Cuban. There he was given a package of money with a shopping list which included ammunition, beer, rice, cement mix, and Tijuana police uniforms. The Cuban asked that de la Rosa deliver these items. It would be an ongoing job. After making several supply runs to this desert location, de la Rosa asked the Cuban what was going on. The Cuban trusted him and showed him around a secret “army encampment.” The first soldier he met spoke a European language, had blond hair and an enormous scar across his forehead. There were ten black tents with a satellite dish connected to one of them. De la Rosa had been in the Mexican Army and realized this camp was not Mexican. The camp had Chinese, North Korean and Cuban commandos in it. Jesus de la Rosa told Gulbransen, “I don’t care if people think I am crazy, but I think the U.S. is going to be attacked. Chinese, Koreans, Cubans – they all hate the U.S. What I can’t understand is what Mexico has to do with it and how the U.S. can’t see it.”
Months after giving this testimony, de la Rosa was murdered. Gulbransen explained, “Several other sources, sources not named in this book … have also come on hard times. Several lost their jobs suddenly, others became ill with unusual ailments. Still others were harassed and even physically threatened due to their involvement.” [P. 208]
I corresponded with Gulbransen in June of 2003. He was having a hard time since the publication of the book. He said, “I’ve been followed, bumped (with a car) and these cars have also ‘cased’ my house. They’re always the same car – Ford Taurus sedans. Different colors but always the same [model]. When they bump me, it’s usually from behind at a stop light. I get out to exchange insurance, and they take off. Once, the driver (always white males 25-35) told me I am lucky I didn’t get killed and then sped off. I’ve reported them to local police and the tags are always ‘retired.’ The casing of my house I’ve also reported and each time the police never do a thing. I’ve also been followed on foot when I am in New York and also several times shopping with my family. Always [it is] the same ‘looking’ white male who follows me, enough to make it known. Almost like they want me to know and be scared … which I am not. I also have been approached by attractive women … who flirt (I am married with two kids) and say cryptic things like ‘You look like you’re a safe person….’ Or ‘Be careful not to get hurt….’ These all come out of thin air and have no context.”
Was Gulbransen being paranoid? I am inclined to think not. As Nietzsche once wrote, “if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” About a decade ago (give or take) I called Gulbransen to see how he was doing. He sounded good. He was glad his Mexican adventure was behind him. He had decided to never touch the subject again. Can you blame him?
why nukes are not enough
The quote from Soviet Military Strategy, with which I began this essay, is something that most U.S. military experts have missed. As Chinese generals were trained in Marxist-Leninist schools and shared the same philosophy as Soviet generals, there is a common strategic mindset at work in China and Russia. These people do not think like American generals. “To achieve victory in a future war,” their guiding text says, “it will not be sufficient to have nuclear weapons … [but] it will also be necessary that the ground forces be able to move rapidly into regions which have been subjected to nuclear strikes. Only when this problem is solved will it be possible to speak of the effective exploitation of nuclear strikes by tanks and infantry in conclusively defeating the enemy, or of carrying out extensive maneuvers and decisive advances in depth.”
Think of it this way: bombs cannot take over a country. Only soldiers can do that. The real question is: How would you get Chinese soldiers into the United States in the opening days of a war? There are at least three scenarios: (1) you could move military personnel by ship to prepared enclaves in Mexico on the eve of war; (2) you could move military personnel by ship toward American ports; (3) you could fly troops to specially prepared airfields.
Today, Chinese ships are docking up and down the West Coast and in Mexico. We never think of those ships in terms of military sealift capacity. But, in truth, they can move troops and supplies into North America just as easily as they can move consumer goods. What Scott Gulbransen saw in Ensenada almost twenty years ago was nothing compared to the massive off-loading that goes on every day in Southern California or San Francisco Bay. What might they off-load into our ports if war is about to break out? Do we have troops guarding our ports now?
GRU defector Stanislav Lunev told me that Russian and Chinese plans for invading America were based on Germany’s 1940 invasion of Norway. The Germans infiltrated Norway with “tourists.” They had hidden storage facilities with uniforms and weapons. The Germans also put military personnel into merchant ships (instead of the usual merchandise). They sailed right past the British navy. Why? Because they did not look like military ships carrying troops. Imagine, if you will, the access which China enjoys to our port facilities. Imagine, as well, Chinese access to airstrips that might be used to airlift troops deep into American territory. (And yes, there are such airstrips!)
birds of a feather prepare together
The Chinese communists, of course, are now talking about war with the United States. Consider the Newsweek headline which reads, “China State Media Says Country Must Prepare for Nuclear War With U.S. After Biden Asks for COVID Probe.” Consider another disturbing Newsweek headline from 10 June: “China Increasing Military Capability at ‘Serious and Sustained Rate,’ Top U.S. General Says.” According to this story, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, “warned on Thursday that China’s military is rapidly expanding its capabilities, saying that the U.S. must take steps to ensure it maintains a competitive advantage moving forward.” But China is not America’s only worry. On 26 May General Milley made an even more noteworthy comment. He warned that “fraying” relations with China and Russia required an urgent improvement in ties to prevent a “great power war.”
This is strange advice coming from our leading general. For the last thirty years we have been working to improve ties with Russia and China. And where has this gotten us? We have given the Russians and Chinese every break. They take advantage of us at every turn. They steal and they lie. They break treaties. They commit aggression against their neighbors. (Russia against Ukraine, China against Hong Kong.) We have sent them credits, technology, and more. And what do we get for our pains? America now finds that Russia and China are arrayed against us. General Milley says we must use diplomacy to get ourselves out of this mess. But diplomacy is what got us in it; that is, when Kissinger and Nixon “played the China card” all those years ago. And now General Milley wants President Biden to “play the Russia card” – as if Russia and China were cards that we might play with ease. No! Russia and China are players, not cards; and they have played us.
I am sorry, General Milley, but avoiding a great power conflict is not up to us. We stupidly failed to maintain the balance of power. We wrongly believed that Russia and China were enemies that could never join forces. Our “brilliant” statesmen and our Pentagon strategists made no preparation for this eventuality. Furthermore, we had decades of warnings about this very thing – from Russian defectors! In 1984 KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn warned that the Sino-Soviet split was a deception; that after the “collapse” of the Soviet Union Moscow and Beijing would cleverly shift the balance of power against America and suddenly combine their strength into what he called “one clenched fist.” In 1998 GRU defector Stanislav Lunev warned that Russia and China had developed a war plan against North America. There would be an invasion, he said, in which Russia took Alaska and parts of Canada while China took the lower 48 states. “Fraying’ relations is not the cause of our woes, General Milley; rather, the cause is our own strategic incapacity and readiness to fall into every trap our enemies set for us.
America’s policymakers have failed. They failed to understand their enemy’s strategy. They even failed to properly identify their enemy. Let me explain it in very simple terms: China is part of the “socialist camp.” Russia is part of the “socialist camp.” Cuba and North Korea are part of the “socialist camp.” Their long-range policy is designed to defeat the United States. It is a comprehensive policy, involving all areas of science, government and business. They were never going to give freedom to their people. They were never going to put away their enmity for us. And yet, our elites wanted to believe the Cold War was over. They wanted to believe in the so-called “collapse of communism.” But it was all nonsense. Just look around you. Look at Venezuela, or Cuba, or Africa, or Mexico! (Or even Canada!)
Our pundits and our professors told us that communism was a failed economic system. Such was our conceit; but I tell you: There has never been a communist economic system. The Soviet Union and Red China never had such a system. The communist bloc always practiced a form of state capitalism that restricted consumption (in the same sense that a plantation restricts the consumption of its slaves). Communism is not really about economics. It is about world revolution and the acquisition of absolute power.
Whatever forays into Mexico the Chinese and their allies have made in the past, you can bet there are more Chinese in Baja today than ever. You can also bet that China is stockpiling weapons and uniforms right here, inside the United States. Black Lives Matter, step aside. The real liberators are coming.
Moscow and Beijing have always known that America will never become a truly “socialist” country. After all, why would they want a socialist America? The United States itself must be leveled to the ground, said Stalin in the 1930s, when “the present capitalist encirclement [of the USSR] is replaced by a socialist encirclement [of capitalism] ….” A Marxist takeover of America is only meant to soften the country up, to make it ready for destruction.
But destruction is not the final goal. As Sokolovsky’s text explained, ground forces will be necessary if the ground is to be conquered. Troops and tanks are needed to “move rapidly into regions which have been subjected to nuclear strikes.” In the paragraph quoted from Sokolovsky’s Soviet Military Strategy at the beginning of this article, the final sentence reads: “If required, the vehicles [used to transport troops] should be transportable by air along with the troops.”
What would you say if a Chinese general acquired a 200-square-mile area in Texas to build a fake wind farm? What would you say if that same Chinese general was building a 10,000-foot runway on that same property? Watch this video and see if I am mistaken:
Part VI, THE CRISIS
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