We have long warned that Unrestricted Warfare was underway and that its initial attack would be on our markets and finance. This was the strategy outlined in 1999 by two Senior Colonels in a book published by PLA Press, the official publisher of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). One of the authors of that 17-year old book just wrote an op-ed calling for an attack on American finances, according to an article in the Epoch Times:
A major general in the Chinese military is calling for China to contain the United States by attacking its finances.
“That’s the way to control America’s lifeblood,” writes Maj. Gen. Qiao Liang, a professor at the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) National Defense University, in an op-ed published in China Military Online, the official mouthpiece of the PLA.
“To effectively contain the United States, other countries shall think more about how to cut off the capital flow to the United States while formulating their strategies,” he writes.
Most Americans have never heard of Unrestricted Warfare. In fact, I personally introduced it to a former CIA Director (who had never seen the book) as well as numerous members of the IC (Intelligence Community), and various Senators and Congressmen. Most were horrified at the obvious plan to displace America. A few dismissed the concern, claiming the book was “not at all anti-American.”
Anyone who has bothered to read the Unrestricted Warfare book and fairly studied Chinese activity since 1999 knows better, as demonstrated in these quotes in Epoch Times:
The U.S. has been in a protracted economic war that includes information war and financial war—and it’s increasing. — Casey Fleming, CEO, BLACKOPS Partners Corporation
Proposed Chinese strategies such as this should be taken seriously, according to Casey Fleming, CEO of BLACKOPS Partners Corporation, which provides intelligence and cyber strategy to the Fortune 500.
“It’s extremely critical. It’s extremely serious,” said Fleming, noting that China is already waging a full-scale economic war on the United States using methods including cyberattacks, conventional espionage, and currency manipulation.
“The financial throttling is all part of economic warfare,” Fleming said. “The United States has been in a protracted economic war that includes information war and financial war—and it’s increasing.”
Unfortunately, China’s influence in Washington has created a willful blindness so that even very clear and obvious threats are ignored.In our last post, we listed three lies of socialism. The third lie is that “America is permanently rich.” Deceived policymakers assume that no one, not even China could hurt our finances which of course is ludicrous as we have continually demonstrated.
One honest China authority is Michael Pillsbury, author of The Hundred Year Marathon. I have met with and briefed Mr. Pillsbury on several occasions including inside the Pentagon. Consider this from a recent NY Post review of his book:
“We believed that American aid to a fragile China whose leaders thought like us would help China become a democratic and peaceful power without ambitions of . . . global dominance,” he writes.
“We underestimated the influence of China’s hawks. Every one of the assumptions behind that belief was wrong — dangerously so.”
“For decades,” Pillsbury adds, “the US government has freely handed over sensitive information, technology, military know-how, intelligence and expert advice to the Chinese. Indeed, so much has been provided for so long that . . . there is no full accounting. And what we haven’t given the Chinese, they’ve stolen.”
That alone is damning for all those who have been coerced into a benign view of China.
We also know that a top China analyst inside the DIA was caught, admitted, and was convicted of passing Top Secret information to China. A senior official bluntly characterized him as a “spy for China.” That was just one conviction, however. Many others worry about the continuing influence of a group “called the Red Team by critics and … known to harshly criticize or discredit anyone who questions or criticizes China’s communist government and its activities.” The Red Team is described as “an influential group of China affairs specialists in the U.S. government and private sector who share similar benign views of China.”
The influence sadly did not diminish with the conviction of the Chinese spy. In fact, the convicted spy’s reported protegé, also a senior China analyst, was later reportedly reprimanded for supporting his now-convicted mentor. Yet, he remained in his very senior position, influencing American policy.
Full article: Chinese General Calls for Attack on American Finances (Global Economic Warfare)