Wednesday, June 13, 2012

China: The unreportable scandal

China: The unreportable scandal  Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:33:15 GMT  

It’s amazing how many important stories most of the media won’t report – no matter what.

Here’s another one to add to the list.

Totalitarian China, which has become America’s banker, is setting the stage to sabotage our national defense in a number of ways. In fact, it would not be inaccurate to say that China has all but declared war on the U.S. through acts of aggression that are being covered up by Washington and the media elite.

Here are the facts WND has established:

In fact, there’s much more coming on this scandal. And, quite candidly, I need your help in spreading this information far and wide – through your email contacts, through social networking and by communicating with your own elected representatives in Washington.

And when I refer to this “scandal,” I’m not just referring to the acts of war by China. I’m referring to complicity, silence and cover-up actively under way by the U.S. government and the American press establishment.

Why is China a sacred cow?

What else can China do to the U.S. without consequences?

Will we let China get away with murder?

How about the subversion of our most critical defense systems?

Most members of Congress are oblivious to these acts of aggression by China, even though the facts are there for them to see for themselves if they care to look.

To their credit, some U.S. government officials who have read WND’s recent reports on these matters have inquired about sourcing – particularly revelations about an electronic backdoor that could access and disable America’s government and commercial telecommunications systems.

Yet, as WND’s staff writer Michael Maloof, a former Defense Department official, reveals, the information has been known to the U.S. government and was further disclosed as recently as last March in a report prepared by the U.S. defense aerospace company Northrop Grumman Corp. for the congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The report is titled “Occupying the Information High Ground: Chinese Capabilities for Computer Network Operations and Cyber Espionage.”

The report warned that the Chinese military, through its large Chinese telecommunications firms, has created an avenue for state-sponsored and state-directed penetrations of supply chains for electronics supporting U.S. military, government and civilian industry.

Here’s the shocker from that report: “Successful penetration of a supply chain such as that for the telecommunications industry has the potential to cause the catastrophic failure of systems and networks supporting critical infrastructure for national security or public safety.”

Let me note that “catastrophic failure of systems and networks supporting critical infrastructure for national security or public safety” is a very big deal. It’s bigger than 99.9 percent of the issues Washington deals with on a daily basis. It’s extremely newsworthy, too. So ask yourself: Why you are not hearing about this and reading about this, and why it is not a campaign issue in this presidential election year?

Here’s more from the report: “Potential effects include providing an adversary with capabilities to gain covert access and monitoring of sensitive systems, to degrade a system’s mission effectiveness, or to insert false information or instructions that could cause premature failure or complete remote control or destruction of the targeted system.”

Many of the findings of the commission came from Chinese source materials including authoritative People’s Liberation Army publications, the Chinese government ministries responsible for science and technology policy and Chinese defense industries, to name a few.

The report also deals with China’s priority modernization of its command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or C4ISR infrastructure, which has served as a catalyst for the development of an integrated information warfare capability that can defend military and civilian networks while seizing control of information systems of an adversary, such as the U.S., during a conflict.

“Chinese capabilities in computer network operations have advanced sufficiently to pose genuine risk to U.S. military operations in the event of a conflict,” the congressional report said.

Now you know the truth.

The only mystery is why this is not being discussed and reported like one of the biggest stories of 2012.

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