Image: Teton Dam breach widened to nearly its full extent. The outlet works are completely inundated with muddy water. Fair use.
Shoddily-built Three Gorges Dam trembles. Gregory Copley. Defense & Foreign Affairs.
Gregory Copley, Defense and Foreign Affairs, and author: The New Total War of the Twenty-first Century, in re: Massive rains brought the Three Gorges Dam to its highest point since its construction. Is upstream from Wuhan. August promises worse. Clearly, the Mandate of Heaven has been withdrawn from the Chinese Communist Party. Dam was deeply criticized b foreign experts: so many payoffs for bribes that not enough money was left to construct it well. Wasn’t attached to bedrock. Was supposed to be straight, now it zig-zags. Today, for the first time, CCP admitted that the dam was flexing and had moved. Today, water dramatically exceeds safety levels. Floodgates are releasing water at 24x the regular water flow, which itself is causing problems Deaths and displacement of people in vast numbers. If it bursts: 400 million people downstream, incl Beijing and Shanghai.
At the Thames, BoJo has chastised China for having broken it Hong Kong treaty and fearful abuse of Uyghurs and Kazakhs in Xinjiang. Xi thought China could create tributary states with investment; when the money stopped, so did the “loyalty.” Now, CCP leadership in their annual summer retreat in two weeks: Xi and Li Kai-sheng will be on the carpet. The world is crashing down on the heads of the CCP; Party elders want someone to blame, and that will be Xi. UK decision to castigate China and cancel Huawei at once: highly symbolic, as Britain carries a lot of symbolic weight. Cost to Britain of replacing Huawei will also cost Chinese investment in UK nuclear power plants. All this spells total repositioning of the CCP. https://asiatimes.com/2020/07/three-gorges-dam-deformed-but-safe-say-operators/