Biden’s botched response to Chinese spy bases in Cuba exposes a disastrous China policy

The only thing that is clear about the Biden administration’s foreign policy is that they are not up to the task. They have been rolled by the communist Castro dictatorship, and the same is happening with China.

An Op-Ed by Rebekah Koffler in Fox News:

A bungled response to reports of a China spy station in Cuba signifies Biden’s failed Beijing policy

After blatantly denying the Wall Street Journal’s reporting last Thursday, about China’s multibillion-dollar spy base on America’s doorstep, in Cuba, calling the story “not accurate,” the Biden administration confirmed its existence last Saturday.

White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby admitted that China’s efforts to beef up its espionage capability on the island, just 90 miles from the U.S. homeland, were an “ongoing issue” that the Biden administration inherited. He claimed that President Biden directed his team to address the issue “quietly” and “carefully,” beginning with “diplomacy.” Kirby claimed that these “diplomatic efforts have slowed the PRC down.”

But bumbling deceitfulness and pussyfooting with China so as not to derail diplomacy only shows Biden and his team are simply incapable of protecting America from its top security threat, Communist China.

With Secretary of State Antony Blinken on his way to Beijing over the weekend, it’s high time to back up diplomacy with some serious combat power, which is the only thing that would intimidate Beijing into engaging in serious negotiations. 

Team Biden well knows that China has maintained a military electronic eavesdropping facility in Cuba for more than a decade. Any serious military intelligence analyst is aware of it. John Kirby, a retired Navy rear admiral who served in both the Biden and Obama administrations, either slept through his intelligence briefings for years or kept the truth away from the American people. So did Joe Biden.

As a former senior official in the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) bound by non-disclosure commitments, I’m unable to disclose any details about China’s spying post in Cuba. But here’s some open source reporting that Fox News Digital readers should be aware of. A 2011 unclassified report by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute warned that China had “at least three Soviet-era monitoring facilities in Cuba: Lourdes, Bejucal, and Santiago de Cuba.” These surveillance bases were intended to “facilitate” the PRC’s operations against the United States in the event of significant downturn in the Washington-Beijing relations.

According to a 2015 Oxford University book “China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain,” the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has operated signals intelligence stations (SIGINT, in intelligence parlance) in Bejucal and Santiago, Cuba, to collect U.S. communications, including from military satellites, since 1989. In March 2016, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio confirmed, albeit indirectly, the existence of the Bejucal SIGINT post, advocating that “this Chinese listening station in Bejucal” should be kicked out of the country.

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