China Bashing Becomes the Order of the Day
July 25, 2022 (EIRNS)—Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Indonesia on July 24 with “offers” to cooperate with the Indonesian military to “meet whatever challenge China poses,” talking up how “aggressive” China has become in trying to “expand their influence throughout the region.... The message is, the Chinese military, in the air and at sea, have become significantly more and noticeably more aggressive in this particular region.” Milley will complete his trip to the region this week with a meeting of Indo-Pacific defense chiefs in Australia, also focused on curtailing China’s allegedly growing military activities.
Milley was not the only mouthpiece for the Anglo-American unipolar faction engaging in over-the-top China bashing in the last two days.
Sunday night, July 24, CNN published an “exclusive,” interminably-long report, citing multiple unidentified sources “very familiar” with the matter, revealing the previously hyper-secret finding of a U.S. counterintelligence investigation, led by the FBI and initiated at least as far back as 2017, that Huawei transmission equipment used in Midwest rural areas is “capable of capturing and disrupting highly restricted Defense Department communications, including those used by the U.S. Strategic Command.”
There you have it: our ever-loving “intelligence community” believes Huawei threatens our “command and control of the nuclear triad.”
China’s Global Times drily headlined its editorial on the story: “Are Defense Capabilities of U.S. Nuclear Chain of Command So Weak?” The U.S. national security department has really come up with a “panic rating” playbook this time, the daily remarked.
CNN did not hide that the intent of this deliberate intelligence leak is to make the campaign of the FBI, et al. against China more credible with skeptical Americans. Reports of the alleged threat to U.S. nuclear forces communications have been “turning doves into hawks,” it writes. An active FBI official told CNN that their current “more defensive briefings” to U.S. businesses, academic institutions, and state and local governments don’t always work: “Sometimes I feel like we’re a lifeguard going out to a drowning person, and they don’t want our help.” Thus, the nuclear hype provides the something “more granular” needed.
And from the British side, Prime Minister candidate MP Rishi Sunak made a big to-do before he faced his opponent Liz Truss in their first televised national debate on July 25, that if he were elected head of the Conservative Party, “from day 1,” he will take on China, “the largest threat to Britain and the world’s security and prosperity this century.” Truss allies had accused Sunak of being too “pragmatic” on China. Not so! Sunak promised he “would ban all 30 branches of the Confucius Institute in the U.K.,” apply new national security laws to protect U.K. tech start-ups from Chinese investment, and build a new “NATO-style” international alliance to tackle Chinese cyber threats, the Financial Times reported today.