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Monday, June 6, 2011

WSJ: China again

Today's WSJ story, page A4, is a high-altitude summary of increasing Chinese cyber militancy. Which makes it hard not to laugh out loud when reading last week's UK Register story quoting Chinese generals saying, "We really need to get into cyber warfare." Of course, the ridiculous lengths to which China will go to deny reality are not only illustrated in their Time Magazine-reported denial of misbehavior, but in the reader comments to the above-mentioned WSJ story by an individual named Falcon Huang. One of Mr. Huang's many incredulous comments ended:
"My conjecture was recently vindicated when the legend of Tiananmen massacre was finally proven to be an American ingenious but maliciously made lie believed by the world for 22 years."
This is almost as amusing as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's assertion that there never was a Jewish Holocaust. 

With respect, Mr. Huang, I've published the IP addresses of Chinese attack servers. And throughout my writing over the past eight months, I've tried to keep my anti-Chinese rhetoric civil and constructive. The world is flat and we are globalized into mutual dependence. The adage that "an armed society is a polite society" is simply hogwash, as illustrated by your shrill WSJ comments and those of the poor saps egging you on. Just maybe some licensed and bonded cyber privateers could make things a bit more civil. Or not.

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Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?