John McAfee: China is at war with us

Computer security expert John McAfee says what politicians won't: that China is at war with us.

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Unrestricted Warfare - Part 2

Here's another video on China's doctrine of Unrestricted Warfare (also called Hybrid or Asymmetric Warfare).

Chris Chappell interviews Epoch Times reporter and China expert Joshua Philipp.

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Waking up to China's unrestricted warfare

Most people are aware of China's cyber war against America and allied countries. However, most people are not aware that these cyber attacks might not be an isolated strategy, but instead, might be just one component of a broader range of covert (or non-military) attacks, which are all part of the Chinese doctrine of Unrestricted Warfare.

So far, the rest of this doctrine has been largely theoretical or unnoticed. But since China's stock market crash, and a cluster of events surrounding the Tianjin explosion, there are signs that we might have had a bigger taste of China's unrestricted warfare. But before we get to that speculation, this post will just be a short introduction to the doctrine of unrestricted warfare.

Recent cyberattacks could be part of a Chinese military strategy started nearly 20 years ago:

"... in 1999, Generals Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui authored a book called “Unrestricted Warfare,” detailing a concept they describe as “warfare which transcends all boundaries and limits.” The gist was that innovative thinking could give China the edge over a US concetrated on developing newer and more complicated machines:

Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America (PDF)
Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, 1999

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 or exposes the leaders of an enemy country on the Internet, all can be included in the ranks of new-concept weapons...

The new concept of weapons will cause ordinary people and military men alike to be greatly astonished at the fact that commonplace things that are close to them can also become weapons with which to engage in war. We believe that some morning people will awake to discover with surprise that quite a few gentle and kind things have begun to have offensive and lethal characteristics...

Such means and methods include psychological warfare (spreading rumors to intimidate the enemy and break down his will); smuggling warfare (throwing markets into confusion and attacking economic order); media warfare (manipulating what people see and hear in order to lead public opinion along); drug warfare (obtaining sudden and huge illicit profits by spreading disaster in other countries); network warfare (venturing out in secret and concealing one’s identity in a type of warfare that is virtually impossible to guard against); technological warfare (creating monopolies by setting standards independently); fabrication warfare (presenting a counterfeit appearance of real strength before the eyes of the enemy); resources warfare (grabbing riches by plundering stores of resources); economic aid warfare (bestowing favor in the open and contriving to control matters in secret); cultural warfare (leading cultural trends along in order to assimilate those with different views); and international law warfare (seizing the earliest opportunity to set up regulations)...
Some of these sound silly. But others, such as “media,” “technological” and “resource warfare,” have a more plausible‚ even familiar, ring to them. Taken alongside the strong likelihood that the systematic cyberattacks have been state-sponsored, it seems not entirely far-fetched that China has been spending nearly two decades planning forms of warfare that the West hasn’t even considered. Welcome to a new world, folks".


Essentially, it's taking the lateral/asymmetric thinking of Sun Tzu's The Art of War, and transcribing it to a modern context whereby a weaker country (China) can subdue a stronger country (America), by attacking its weak spots, in order to degrade, demoralise and eventually destroy it.

Here are some more videos to explain it:

More videos:
Unrestricted Warfare - Hibernian Son
Tier 1 Asymmetrical Warfare - Hibernian Son

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2014 China explosion - zombie burns video

If the previous video wasn't enough to convince you that China is capable of deception on a grand scale, then surely this video will.

The video is labelled 2014-08-02 Kunshan Car-Parts Factory Explosion. It is a 2014 explosion at a General Motors supply factory: Zhongrong Metal Products in Kunshan, Jiansu province. (See this Daily Mail report for details).


As you can see on the video, the scene looks more like lunchtime on the set of a Hollywood horror movie, rather than any real event.

The motive for this is pretty simple, to attack a foreign company. Typically, China invites foreign companies to set up shop in China, until such time as they have acquired all their technological secrets, and then suddenly they find themselves attacked and unwelcome.

So, it should be apparent by now that China is capable of grand deception, even on the scale of the Tianjin explosion.

The next post will speculate about why Tianjin, and other global "accidents", are happening.

Bizarre Tianjin "rescue" video

When it comes to China, it's always a good idea to never take things at face value, because you never know what is being orchestrated and scripted by the Communist Party.

The Tianjin explosion is no exception. At face value, it looks like a terrible accident. But then you see truly bizarre videos like this: Video Footage of First Tianjin Blast Firefighter Survivor.

And then you start to wonder whether this explosion is not an accident, but simply a convenient distraction from the recent stock market crash in China, which shattered the illusion that the Communist Party is all wise, and all knowing.

File under: the art of distraction?