In a recent interview with Epoch times Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon expressed his views on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and her measures of using emergency powers and anti-mask laws to resolve the crisis.
Bannon thinks that invoking the emergency powers doesn’t have a point at all. What Carrie Lam has been is a complete unmitigated disaster. What Hong Kong Government did by going back to colonial law and imposing this “creeping” martial law. “It’s not anything related to what Western countries have. All they’re trying to do is to try to get martial law in under the surface so that they can actually have de-facto martial law and not have to actually declare it, so that people in the West can’t sit there and go “See, the CCP can’t control Hong Kong. They have to declare martial law”. It’s outrageous. What I want the protesters to say is: “Hey, we’ll think about not wearing masks when you think about not using tear gas on us.” I think the protesters should continue to do what they’re doing, which is stand in defiance of Carrie Lam and her entire regime, said Bannon.
Bannon also thinks Hong Kong act in the American Congress is very important. He said “America’s really taking leadership. And you have people like Marco Rubio and Nancy Pelosi and people in the House that are saying, “‘Hey, we have to take some sort of formal stand against this.” And I think it’s only going to galvanize more and more people throughout the world to watch it. So I think that people in Hong Kong should know that they have many, many allies on the outside. It’s just, what is it going to take to bring everybody to a concerted action? And I think there’s going to have to be a warning. I believe that if there’s anything like close to a Tiananmen Square [Massacre] in Hong Kong, it’ll be the end of the CCP. I don’t believe the world’s prepared to tolerate that. And I think essentially by seeing this increasing awareness throughout the world and the focus on Hong Kong, that the CCP will get that understanding.
News Source from the Epoch Times