In today's Washington Times there is a book review by Jeffrey Kuhner. It is a scathing attack on current U.S. foreign policy toward China. Regardless of your politics, the book has some very insightful understanding of Unrestricted Warfare as we have described. Here are some excerpts from both the book and the review:
By Brett M. Decker and William C. Triplett II
Regnery, $27.95, 231 pages
"China's leaders are engaged in a war against America. They view us as a threat to their regime and way of life. Hence, they have embarked on a systematic, long-term program to surpass us militarily, economically and politically," Mr. Decker said in an interview. "They are willing to do anything – purchase our national debt, steal our intellectual property, spend obscene amounts to buy influence in Washington, engage in extensive espionage in our government and large corporations, and sell sensitive missile and nuclear technology to our mortal enemies – to defeat us."
The authors reveal that Beijing believes it is in a life-and-death struggle against America. For years, China's ruthless communist regime has been committing hostile, aggressive acts – stealing valuable military technology, blatantly violating patent and intellectual property laws, manipulating its currency to artificially boost exports to the United States, lying about the nature and extent of its massive military buildup, sending spies into the highest echelons of our government and private sector, hacking into our computer networks, waging cyberwarfare, purchasing stakes in major banks, and cultivating our economic dependence on Chinese business.
Now, compare those thoughts with the actual Unrestricted Warfare plans written more than a dozen years ago:
"We believe that before long, "financial warfare" will undoubtedly be an entry in the various types of dictionaries of official military jargon. Moreover, when people revise the history books on twentieth-century warfare in the early 21st century, the section on financial warfare will command the reader's utmost attention. The main protagonist in this section of the history book will not be a statesman or a military strategist; rather, it will be George Soros."
"Financial war has become a "hyperstrategic" weapon… This is because financial war is easily manipulated and allows for concealed actions, and is also highly destructive…The Americans have not been able to get their act together in this area. This is because proposing a new concept of weapons does not rely on the springboard of new (military) technology; it just demands lucid and decisive thinking. However, this is not a strong point of the Americans who are slaves to technology in their thinking… As we see it, a single man-made stock market crash, a single computer virus invasion, or a single rumor or scandal that results in a fluctuation in the enemy country's exchange rates…can all be included in the ranks of new-concept weapons."
The Chinese book, published by the PLA Press in 1999 identifies the following types of Unrestricted Warfare:
Financial Warfare (stock market crashes and currency manipulation)
Smuggling Warfare (flooding an enemies markets with illegal goods)
Cultural Warfare (attacking the values of an enemies culture)
Drug Warfare (flooding a society with illegal drugs)
Media Warfare (manipulating foreign media)
Technological Warfare (gaining control of or stealing vital technologies)
Resources Warfare (manipulating or control scarce or vital resources)
Psychological Warfare (dominating a rival nations' perceptions)
Network Warfare (cyber attacks and hacking)
International Law Warfare (subverting international law)
Environmental Warfare (manipulating environmental constraints)
Economic Aid Warfare (creating aid dependency)
By matching the PLA book from 1999 with the 2011 book, Bowing to Beijing, it becomes obvious how successful China has been in following the strategy they outlined. For more than three years, we have sounded the alarm that we are in the midst of a global economic war. Bowing to Beijing, published by Regnery, is released today. Look for another Regnery book to be released in mid-January. It's title is: Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It can Happen Again. Rest assured that this book also will match what we have been sharing.
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