Is China at War with the U.S.?
Is China at War with the U.S.?
by Curtis Moore
Over the past few months multiple articles have been written around the country about America’s ever-growing tensions with China. Most Americans are too busy with their personal lives to stop and take notice.
The Chinese army has a large number of computer hackers, some reports are 35,000 or more, whose daily duty is attempting to hack into the Pentagon and disrupt U.S. military systems. Chinese hackers attempt to steal data, gain access to defense plans, learn how to disturb our defense systems, and neutralize our military assets.
The Pentagon has had to establish a joint Cyber Command to counter such attacks. This Command is led by General Keith Alexander who said in November, “We see a disturbing track from exploitation to disruption to destruction.” Although General Alexander was not speaking specifically about the Chinese, there seems to be little doubt as to the source of the biggest threat.
Combating the threat creates problems all its own. Writing for Forbes Magazine, Richard Stiennom said a former intelligence officer told him, “If I think China is attacking me but it’s using the server for the Chicago municipal hospital system, what am I supposed to do – take down the server?”
The Chinese have also apparently started a currency war with the United States. China has probably become tired of the U.S dollar being utilized as the world’s reserve currency, and has entered into an agreement with Japan to trade directly with their currencies. These are the world’s 2nd and 3rd largest economies working directly together to undermine U.S. financial superiority throughout the globe. However, even President Obama may be in agreement with the changing financial times as he famously stated in a 2009 speech to the United Nations that “no one country” should dominate the world.
China has also entered into currency swap agreements with Russia, Australia, India, Iran, Brazil, and Chile, and is now moving into Africa as well. The even bigger problem is that these agreements are not just countries agreeing to do business in their respective currencies; they are also agreements to exclude the dollar completely. They are called, appropriately enough, “dollar exclusion zones,” and China is rapidly establishing them all over the globe.
China may someday see fit to launch a military operation against the United States. It would appear they are preparing for such a possible scenario. However, dismantling the United States as a financial superpower piece by piece would effectively accomplish the same goals. The United States has no credible response to such a sequence. We the people of the United States are bond slaves to the Chinese government to the tune of 1.148 trillion dollars (September, 2011). All the Chinese government has to do is dump their US bonds and life as the average American would be forever changed.
The words of Proverbs 22:7 ring true yet today, “…And the Borrower is servant to the lender.”