Original Proposal – “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win” by Peter Schweizer – May 18

To Whom It May Concern:

The following exchange of e-mails relates to the comments on the face of the next two sections of this website.

HLS Classmate

Subject: Your Comments on the Face of the “Participant Comments” and “Reference Materials” Sections
From: HLS Classmate
Date: Fri, April 22, 2022 7:52 am EDT
To: John Karls


I was struck by how your referenced comments seemed to veer off track from your statement at the beginning of the “Red Handed” book review from The Guardian which is posted in the “Reference Materials” section -- regarding the book review’s author you said: “For Lloyd Green’s bias as a member of ‘The Establishment,’ please see the face of this ‘Reference Materials’ section of the bulletin board and the preceding ‘Participant Comments’ section.”

(1) You abruptly began discussing Pres. George H.W. Bush whom Lloyd Green served;

(2) Your discussion of Pres. George H.W. Bush focused primarily on Gulf War I and its implications; but then

(3) Your final paragraph suddenly focused on the Iraq-Iran War of a decade earlier.

I realize that the explanations for those jumps would probably have doubled the length of your comments and, consequently, lost the readers’ attention long before they reached the end of your comments.

Nevertheless, I would be interested in the explanations for those jumps.


HLS Classmate

Subject: Re: Your Comments on the Face of the “Participant Comments” and “Reference Materials” Sections
From: John Karls
Date: Fri, April 22, 2022 6:41 am MDT
To: HLS Classmate

Dear HLS Classmate,

Thank you for your e-mail.

The jump to Pres. George H.W. Bush and Gulf War I, though unexplained, accords with the purpose of alerting readers to the probable “Establishment” bias of Lloyd Green.

Particularly since Lloyd Green seems to focus primarily on the Hunter Biden laptop whereas “Red Handed” has 9 chapters, only one of which focuses on the Bidens and that chapter focuses on President Biden (and, as a result, his family).

And I did apologize for jumping from Gulf War I to the Iraq-Iran War whose explosions I had witnessed on the horizon from the safety of Safaniya, Saudi Arabia, 80 miles away.

I did that on three different trips to Saudi because I was so heart-broken to see what appeared to be fireworks but what I knew involved the killing and wounding of human beings!!!

For me the greatest tragedy of war is that the human beings who are being killed and wounded had nothing to do with starting it and, so often, are mere teenage conscripts who have little or no idea why it is being fought (or at least, the real reason(s) why it is being fought)!!!

If you can forgive another “jump,” I would highly recommend (if you haven’t already done so) visiting the two American WW-II military cemeteries at Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, and inside the famous extinct-volcanic-crater landmark known as Punchbowl in Honolulu.

You’ll find more than 95% of the graves hold the remains of teenagers!!!

Thank you again for your e-mail.

Your friend,

John K.

PS – As you know, I served as a U.S. Naval Officer 1967-1970 (Unrestricted Line, Surface – Ensign > Lieutenant (j.g.) > Lieutenant) who had, as described elsewhere on this website, a Top-Secret Security Clearance with Cryptographic Access as was typical of Naval Commands with nukes because, if the order is received to fire your nukes while you are standing an OOD watch, you don’t have time to awaken your C.O. Yes, we knew that if that ever happened, we were dying for our country – but we knew why!!!
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Original Proposal – “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win” by Peter Schweizer – May 18

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Originally Post by johnkarls » Sat Apr 09, 2022 11:54 am – 86 views in Sec. 3 “Possible Topics” before being transplanted here.

I propose that we read “Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win” by Peter Schweizer (HarperCollins 1/25/2022 – 245 pages sans notes & index – Hardcover $17.17 + shipping or $14.99 Kindle from Amazon.com) – which has now been on the NY Times Non-Fiction Best-Seller List for all 10 weeks since its publication.

More than 90% of my recommendations have been the subject of a NYC Harvard Club presentation by the author(s) following which participants pepper the author(s) with questions.

HOWEVER, it appears that the NYC Harvard Club will not invite Peter Schweitzer to talk about “Red-Handed.”

[Or has Peter Schweitzer declined an invitation from the NYC Harvard Club to discuss “Red-Handed”???]

IN ANY EVENT, this NY Times Best-Selling Book by a multi-time NY Times Best-Selling Author appears to be an excellent introduction to how American business and political elites get rich helping China.

PARTICULARLY IN VIEW of the recent realization by the “mainstream media” that the Hunter Biden laptop left in a Delaware repair shop in 2019 and, when not picked up, turned over to the FBI was genuine and their “studied ignorance” of the pre-election corroboration by Tony Bobulinski (CEO of the Biden family’s Sinohawk Holdings joint venture with the Peoples Republic of China’s CEFC China Energy) vis-à-vis which Tony Bobulinski announced in a C-Span Video on 10/22/2020 that he would provide the following day to the FBI and U.S. Senators three cell phones which had never left his possession and which he claimed proved, inter alia, that he had met with President Biden at length to discuss Sinohawk Holdings and that President Biden would be receiving 10% of the profits (please see https://www.c-span.org/video/?477307-1/ ... nter-biden).

[NB: President Biden was a private citizen when the Sinohawk deal was negotiated in 2017 but you would have to be a proverbial “babe in the woods” who was “born yesterday” to believe that CEFC China Energy thought they were buying influence with a “private citizen” who had no chance of becoming President.]

BTW, Yours Truly was Senior Tax Counsel of Texaco Inc. 1974-1987 when it was still a Fortune-Ten Company, and when the U.S. Government enacted the Tax Reform Act of 1976 which provided severe tax penalties on US-based companies that bribed foreign-government officials!!! It would appear that American pols have learned about the BIG MONEY that can be made IN REVERSE by taking BRIBES from foreigners!!! Though in many cases it is really EXTORTION of foreigners by American pols!!!

Also BTW, I am ashamed to admit that many members of my Harvard Law School Class of 1967 specialize in handling such bribes of, and extortion by, AMERICAN POLS in devious ways to avoid America’s porous criminal laws.

Book Description per Amazon.com (quoting from a book’s fly cover)

Peter Schweizer says that, in a quarter-century as an investigative journalist, this is the scariest investigation he has ever conducted.

That the Chinese government seeks to infiltrate American institutions is hardly surprising. What is wholly new, however, are the number of American elites who are eager to help the Chinese dictatorship in its quest for global hegemony.

Presidential families, Silicon Valley gurus, Wall Street high rollers, Ivy League universities, even professional athletes—all willing to sacrifice American strength and security on the altar of personal enrichment.

In Red-Handed, six-time New York Times bestselling investigator Peter Schweizer presents his most alarming findings to date by revealing the secret deals wealthy Americans have cut to help China build its military, technological, and economic might. Equally as astonishing, many of these elites quietly believe the Chinese dictatorial regime is superior to American democracy.

Schweizer and his team of forensic investigators spent over a year scouring a massive trove of global corporate records and legal filings to expose the hidden transactions China’s enablers hoped would never see the light of day. And as Schweizer’s past bombshells like Profiles in Corruption, Secret Empires, and Clinton Cash all made clear, there are bad actors on both ends of the political spectrum.

Exhaustively researched, crisply told, and chilling, Red-Handed will expose the nexus of power between the Chinese government and the American elites who do its bidding.

Author Bio (per Amazon.com)

Peter Schweizer is the president of the Government Accountability Institute and the former William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a number one New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into eleven languages. He has been featured throughout the media, including on “60 Minutes” and in the “New York Times.” The Government Accountability Institute, of which he is president, is a team of investigative researchers and journalists committed to exposing crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer monies, and other governmental corruption or malfeasance. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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