Despite the fact that our country is currently experiencing a pandemic-related supply chain crisis, the Biden regime, along with Western ‘democracies’ in our hemisphere, continue to implement policies designed to make it worse.
The most recent policy: Forbid truckers from Canada and Mexico who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 from entering our country, a decision that experts already are saying will only worsen existing supply chain problems.
Officially, drivers will be expected to show proof of vaccination before being allowed into the U.S., and that’s going to work just fine — no driver will attempt to enter a point of entry without proof.
But the problem lies in this: Tens of thousands of drivers are not vaccinated, meaning their loads won’t be entering the country at all — meaning the supply chain crisis is just about to get a whole lot worse, even as store shelves across North America continue to empty.
The Department of Homeland Security — the same Biden agency that refuses to do anything to stop hordes of migrants from crossing illegally into the U.S. each month without bothering to check their vaccine status — issued a statement on the policy last week.
“The Department of Homeland Security will?require?that?non-U.S.?individuals?entering the United States via?land ports of entry or ferry terminals along?our Northern and Southern borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be prepared to show related proof of vaccination,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayokas announced.
“These new restrictions?will?apply to non-U.S.?individuals?who are traveling for both essential?and?non-essential reasons.?They?will not apply to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, or U.S. nationals,” the agency added.
The agency went on to provide details about how all “non-U.S. individuals traveling to the United States via land ports?of entry or ferry terminals, whether?for essential or non-essential reasons,? must” be able to do or show the following, per the National Pulse:
— verbally attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status;
— provide?proof of?a?CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccination,?as outlined on the CDC website;
— present a?valid?Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative?(WHTI)-compliant document, such as a valid passport, Trusted Traveler Program card, or Enhanced Tribal Card;?and,
— be?prepared to present any other?relevant?documents requested by?a?U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)?officer?during a border inspection.
The decision to bar unvaccinated truckers (but not unvaccinated illegal aliens) comes amid the worst supply chain crisis the U.S. has experienced in recent memory. And while it may have started after pandemic-related work stoppages around the world, the crisis is definitely being exacerbated now with policies that appear aimed to specifically make the problem worse.
But it’s not just that Americans can’t find enough choices in the latte aisle: The supply chain crisis at grocery stores (which is real, by the way, as we have reported for months) belies a much larger national security issue, according to retired U.S. Navy Adm. James Foggo, now the dean for the Center for Maritime Strategy at the Navy League of the United States.
“Should there be a protracted conflict in the Pacific, one of the key elements to victory will be sustainment and resupply of the forces fighting forward. This is nothing new, but often ignored when a nation prepares to defend its sovereign interests,” he writes in The Hill this week.
After discussing the importance of attacking an enemy’s supply lines during conflicts, a strategy that has worked time and again for 200 years, Foggo notes that China has built a merchant fleet of nearly 1,500 vessels, while the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet over decades has dwindled to fewer than 200 ships.
“The consequences of overreliance on foreign vessels are now rippling across our nation, as American agricultural and manufacturing exports are stymied in port, while foreign vessels take empty containers back to Asia for the next haul,” Foggo writes, summarizing:
Only U.S.-flag vessels can be relied upon to step in and act in such situations. This is even more concerning during wartime, when foreign vessels are unlikely to assist the U.S. by transporting fuel, supplies and personnel through contested sea lanes. In the event of a major conflict, it is likely that America would only be able to rely upon its own U.S.-flag fleet for the transport of military resupply. This poses an enormous vulnerability to any U.S. war effort.
In short, not only is the U.S. and North America experiencing supply chain problems now, during peacetime, these problems are only going to multiply in a war scenario, which appears increasingly likely under weak Biden.
And yet, in response, his handlers bar thousands of truck drivers from entering the country.
No one is that stupid — right?
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