Mina Chang proves U.S. government infiltration and fooling reporters is easy

DALLAS, TX – Anyone with half a brain can look at Mina Chang’s bio and Linking the World website and figure out her background is manufactured.  It might explain why White House officials with less than half a brain hired Chang for a job in the U.S. Department of State. The same with reporters who helped her build a media presence that backed the alleged South Korean alien’s scam to pass herself off as a foreign policy expert and Asian pop star. 

Is Chang even a U.S. citizen?  From all appearances Chang is an unregistered foreign agent of an unknown government who got busted just as she infiltrated the U.S. Department of State.

What revelations about Chang’s manufactured background and her resignation prove is that in the era of Donald Trump’s presidency, federal jobs are going to pretty but resume-empty foreign-women whose crossed legs look great in a pair of stillettos.  It’s like Slovenian First Lady Melania Trump’s claim of being a degreed architect.  Bullshit.  Even the most casual examination of Chang’s background should have generated suspicion about it.

There is no information about Chang that doesn’t come from a source she created or promoted on social media; and that includes her Linking the World website and Wikipedia.   On her website Chang spells out “Linking the World’s” globalist goals.  She wants to influence the U.S. government.

“Our advocacy strategy is composed of creating awareness and promoting common-sense policies, laws, and regulations across the legislative and executive branches of the US government.” 

Knowing that Chang’s stated intent is influencing the U.S. government should have drawn questions about how she wanted to influence it and for whom since she claims to be influencing it as a South Korean who tours Africa calling herself representing Americans.

Her parents, according to Chang’s self-created Wikipedia page, were both Salvation Army “”officers” but it doesn’t identify where or for which country.  She told the Dallas Observer in 2010 she had a daughter no one’s seen and claims to have been diagnosed with brain cancer.  She told one Dallas Observer reporter she came from a “marine” family, but as a South Korean her father’s service would have been for the Republic of Korea’s.  The reporter didn’t ask.

No subsequent publication mentions her brain cancer over the past 9 years.  There’s nothing on Chang’s website or social media pages that reflect time off for life-saving treatment, hospital visits or how she survived it with her busy global travel schedule.  No reporter thought to even ask for her parents names and origins of birth. 

Mina Chang proved anyone can come to the U.S. and create an “American” identity by simply putting a bunch of shit on social media that’s sent to a new generation of reporters and government officials who think shit on social media people create about themselves is real. Chang showed up with stuff to give out at a bunch of locations around the world and claimed to be on humanitarian missions. Dumb officials in other countries thought the fake shit she created for social media was real and believed her. Social media journalism. Stupid as fuck.

Chang identifies no college as bestowing either an associate or bachelor degree on her for anything.  Harvard credentials came from Chang attending a seminar.  The U.S. Army War College credentials she claimed to have received are an impossibility since that college is reserved for military personnel or already-employed federal workers.  Even the “CBS covered” humanitarian award was a ceremony she created and got the local network “affiliate” to mention on the news.  CBS didn’t sponsor an event where she was the recipient of an award.

The Asian pop singing career?  Where is it?  The best I’ve found are videos Chang posted of herself singing on two YouTube channels she created in her name.  She did a nice cover of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”  Instead of singing that she’s starting with the “man” in the mirror, it would have come across better if she’d used the word “woman.” 

That American nuance might have been missed in her “how to pretend to be an American” training in Korean spy school.  Her rendition of “Get Here” was aggravating.  YouTube is the same place where Chang posted selfie videos of her doing “humanitarian” work overseas.

An International Business Times reporter wrote of her claim that she was married to a man named Jake Harriman.   Watching a PBS interview with Harriman reveals the organization he created called NURU.  It sounds like Linking the World and the places she visited were the same places he visited.

A search of the U.S. Department of Justice’s website doesn’t reveal any investigations the FBI has initiated of Chang as a foreign agent or for the fraudulent documents connected to her federal employment application and background check. 

Perhaps U.S. Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray are too embarassed to prosecute a spy who convinced even FBI agents the shit she put on social media was real.



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