These stories all refer to massive Chinese hacking of Western military, governmental, and corporate computer systems, by a specifically-tasked unit of the People’s Liberation Army, Unit 61398.
Washington Post: “Report ties cyberattacks on U.S. computers to Chinese military”
CNN Money: “Chinese military engaged in extensive cyber espionage campaign”
The Guardian: “China aiding hacker attacks on West”
Security Week: “Unit In China’s PLA Behind Massive Cyber Espionage Operation”
Toronto Sun: “China’s cyber hacking army spells trouble for future, say experts”
In their story “Zambia government cancels license for Chinese-owned mine” posted yesterday, Bloomberg.com tells us that the license revocation results from a number of factors, including gross disregard for safety regulations, and an incident in which two Chinese “managers” (Peoples Liberation Army soldiers?) fired on protesting African miners, wounding eleven of them.
Is Obama afraid? – Marine rifles at Presidential Inaugural Parade had bolts removed
Wearing down the U.S. – Obama is a continuation
Obama’s “war” on American generals – and why
Call to de-fund West Point’s terrorism center
“Women warriors” – the evolution of a fad into a madness
“Israeli-Australian Zygier was known only as “Prisoner X” until a week ago when Australia’s ABC television identified him and claimed that he worked as a spy… The same channel said that Zygier had met members of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (Asio) – Australia’s secret service – during four trips home, and that he disclosed comprehensive details about his missions within the Mossad.”
“During almost two months of monitoring last year, the researchers say they were struck by the sheer scale of the hackers’ work as data bled from one victim after the next: from oilfield services leader Halliburton Cp. (HAL) to Washington law firm Wiley Rein LLP; from a Canadian magistrate involved in a sensitive China extradition case to Kolkata-based tobacco and technology conglomerate ITC Ltd. (ITC).”
The meteorite which hit Russia recently was a shock to us all. It could have landed anywhere, and if we fear anything at all, it is things over which we have no control.
The obituary linked to below has caught my attention before, and the story today about the court martial consequences of this senseless death causes me to post my thoughts on the issue.
This is a guest column; ‘Mihael Willman’ is the pseudonym for a concerned Canadian.
by Mihael Willman
As has become the custom of governments who wish to avoid immediate criticism, Stephen Harper announced the appointment of five new senators on Friday evening, January 25, 2013. Hoping that, with the rather short attention-span exhibited by most current politicians, by the time Monday rolled around some other issue will have overshadowed this event. And he appears to have been successful. Since his latest appointments were announced, there has been little or no comment from the other federal parties.
In their story “NZ First MP: Ban Muslims from flights” yesterday, the New Zealand Herald tells us that New Zealand First MP Richard Prosser is unrepentant after expressing the opinion that young Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to travel on Western airlines because “most terrorists are Muslims”. Prosser also said that he was not prepared to idly stand by while his daughter’s rights and freedoms “are denigrated by a sorry pack of misogynist troglodytes from Wogistan.”
I read Dr. Kevin MacDonald’s book “Culture of Critique” several years ago, and was very impressed. It explains a great deal about the decline of the West, why all political parties support the importation of largely-unassimilable Third-World immigrants and refugees regardless of the overwhelming objections of the people, why the Christian religion, the family unit and other elements of White culture are under ceaseless attack, and so on.