“Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is recommending, per executive branch agencies, that the FCC deny China Mobile’s application to provide telecommunications services in the U.S. due to concerns about national security and law enforcement risks.
Why it matters: It’s the first time executive branch agencies have recommended that the FCC deny such an application to interconnect with U.S. communications infrastructure, FCC officials said Wednesday on a call with reporters. The move represents a further escalation in the slow-building conflict between the U.S. and China over telecommunications trade.
The bigger picture: The Trump administration has already blocked Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei from selling to American companies on national security grounds, driven largely by fears that China could use 5G network equipment to spy on Americans. …”
No, the real threat to our national security is on display in Congress and on social media at this very moment, as the political class is focused on dumb things like the Mueller report and arguing about the discredited Russia conspiracy hoax that was pushed by the media. The national political conversation in the USA is nothing but Boomers shouting at each other.
If the Chinese built infrastructure in the United States, then at least we would have an infrastructure, right? The infrastructure we have in large swathes of the country was built when FDR was president in the 1930s and 1940s. As things stand today, the Republicans and Democrats are refighting the Battle of Little Bighorn over the border wall while a million illegal aliens march across it.
Blompf hasn’t been able to enforce the law or build a single new mile of wall. He hasn’t been able to really do anything as president except favors for Israel. Obama wasn’t able to really do anything as president either because of the polarization in Washington. The only way to move past all that is to elect someone in the middle who is liked by enough people in the center to govern.
Note: The US Congress prefers to send $38 billion to Israel.