By Dr. Jim Garrow
A journalist that I respect highly and is read and listened to throughout the intelligent world asked me an interesting question. Part of the nudge to ask was as a result of the Facebook jail time that I am now serving. I marvel at the fact that he even knew about it.
As he said to me at the time, “Jim – Where do you think we get the ideas for many of our investigations and articles from?”
I paused – and then he surprised me: “From what you write and say.”
Well, blow me over with a slight breeze. That came as a bit of a shock.
My friend went on to say “We are amazed that Obama hasn’t offed you, but are confident that your relationship with Xi of China’s daughter is probably what keeps your heart ticking.” Perhaps my days as the owner of many schools in China (public and private) and creation of key international departments and English language programs has had something to do with that. Or could it be that Xi Mingze never forgot my meeting with her Dad at Hangzhou Foreign Language School and the thanks that came my way for her abilities in French and English (Canada is a bilingual country). He was a nice guy and I certainly didn’t know that he would end up being President (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink).
Dr. James David Manning was the host of the radio show I was on when I dropped the bomb about Obama being a Saudi plant and basically a functionary for communists everywhere. He didn’t blink an eye and agreed with me totally. We spoke about my days in China and educating the children of China’s elite. I mentioned at that time Shenzhen Foreign Language School (President Hu’s niece was one of our students) and almost let the cat out of the bag about Hangzhou and my involvement there.
Helping the relatively unknown politician’s daughter was really just a function of being nice to the country’s best known folk singer (Mingze’s mother) who I was more impressed with. My work helping the Chinese to get entrance into prestigious schools had already been established with Zhejiang University and Harvard. Our programs were well regarded and provided much opportunity for the gathering of intelligence, which is a whole other discussion to have.
I wonder how Brennan is doing with the palace revolt now underway in “his” agency. I guess I’ll just stick to my new career as an actor and leave the “spooks” to do their thing…