The Chinese government offered to spend $100 million on building an "ornate Chinese garden" at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., and the project "thrilled local officials," according to a CNN report.
While anyone with an ounce of common sense could have guessed that there was something sketchy about China's generous offer, it apparently took a deep dive by U.S. counterintelligence officials to raise "numerous red flags."
The FBI "quietly killed the project" after realizing that the park's pagoda would have been strategically placed in the perfect spot for gathering sensitive military and government intelligence. There was also a little problem with the fact that Chinese officials planned to ship project materials in "diplomatic pouches," meaning U.S. Customs officials could not check what was inside.
"Now, what could they possibly bring in?" asked Glenn Beck on the radio program. "The Chinese are purchasing land all over the country ... the FBI uncovered Chinese-made Huawei equipment atop cell towers near a U.S. military base in the rural Midwest. They said that's kind of a problem when they checked with strategic command, because, apparently, it could just block our nuclear communication. And that might also be, maybe, also a problem."
In the video clip below, Glenn goes on to detail the "spooky" red flags they found that suggest China just might have been up to something more sinister than sharing Chinese culture with America's capital city.
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