On Episode 102 of War Room: Impeachment, host Stephen K. Bannon describes China’s expanding influence in Iran and its surrounding countries.
President Trump’s actions, exemplified by the killing of Qassem Soleimani, is “disruptive to this effort to control the Eurasian landmass led by China” according to Bannon.
Bannon describes the CCP’S effort to expand their power and influence to the region: “The buried lead on a report of the Chinese ambassador last night who actually said China is going to guarantee the security and peace of the Persian Gulf. Those naval exercises last week although small and relatively insignificant qua a naval exercise was at least the beginning of something. You’re seeing now Xi trying to be the peacemaker. They’re the financiers.
He continues: “They finance the Mullahs in Iraq. They buy 70% of the crude. We let them get away with it even with these sanctions. We look the other way, and we’ve allowed them to give all these credit facilities. If you cut off the cash, I was on CNBC two months ago, and I said hey we can ratchet up the sanctions and the economic warfare.”
Co-host Raheem Kassam adds: “China is the big takeaway from this show today. Cui Bono? Who is benefitting from all of this?”
Bannon agrees: “Absolutely. The main thing is China. They’re the existential threat. The Mullahs are their junior partner. That is their anchor in the Southwest, the Straits of Hormuz, and of course the Gulf Emirates. That oil is what they’re looking for.”