US Cyber Warmongering
By Finian Cunningham
July 20, 2021 "Information
Clearing House" -
Western allegations that China is
conducting massive cyber attacks are a
frame-up. Not only that but the real
perpetrators of cybercrimes are the accusers
in what is classic self-projection of guilt.
This dangerous game of cyber smoke and mirrors
is riling up international tensions in a way
that is becoming uncontrollable and ultimately,
deplorably, comes with the growing risk of war.
China and Russia are now being openly vilified
for allegedly carrying out cyber crimes against
Western countries. Both nations vehemently
reject what they call “slanderous” claims.
Beijing and Moscow reasonably
demand evidence be presented. None is
forthcoming, only more groundless allegations.
This is a reckless spiral.
The telltale sign of frame-up is the
coordinated way the United States and its
so-called allies have this week launched their
accusations against China. The US and its Five
Eyes satellite nations – Britain, Canada,
Australia and New Zealand – have all been
running a global campaign of demonizing China.
The latest claims that China is hacking
into Western infrastructure are part of a sequence
of allegations aimed at undermining and isolating
Beijing. Other smears include human rights
violations in Hong Kong, genocide against Uighur
people, aggression towards Taiwan, military
expansionism in the South China Sea, commercial
trade abuses, currency manipulation and stealing
This is all about Washington trying to
thwart China’s rise as a formidable economic and
political power. Unfortunately, the Americans have
control over their Five Eyes minions and European
lackeys – possibly from blackmail garnered by
espionage – in such a way as to give the false
impression that there is a “consensus” implicating
China of malfeasance.
Another giveaway of frame-up is the allegations
this week coordinated by Washington are, as usual,
evidence-free. The most lying institution on the
planet – American intelligence agencies – accuse
China of hacking into Microsoft systems. There is
plenty of lurid talk about “5o tactics” used for
hacking and of how the Chinese government is using
“criminal contractors” as proxies. But there is no
The point about claiming criminal proxies is that
it makes it impossible for the Chinese government to
disprove the allegation. If for talk sake, the
Americans accused China state agencies directly,
then it could be possible for Beijing to provide
data that would verifiably refute the accusation.
This is the same smear tactic that Washington has
used against Russia. President Joe Biden has claimed
that cyber attacks on US infrastructure are being
conducted by Russian criminal gangs that are being
shielded by the Kremlin. This convoluted narrative
makes it harder for Russia to expose it as a lie.
What makes the infowar all the more
dangerous is that the US-led NATO military alliance
has formally stipulated that cyber-attacks are
equivalent to conventional military offensives.
Following its annual summit last month, the NATO
final communiqué stated that
cyber attacks on any of its 30 members would be
viewed under its joint defense provisions and could
trigger a military response.
As an editorial in China’s Global Times noted this
week: “The US is stirring up new geopolitical
disputes by turning cyber frictions into major
conflicts among countries.”
It is almost laughable if it weren’t so
serious. The United States and its agencies are the
biggest cybercriminals, spying illegally on their
own citizens and the rest of the world. It uses its
Five Eyes thugs and other lackeys like Denmark to
tap into the private communications of its own
allies. The US has created a
clandestine cyber army to monitor and distort every
online conversation. It has created the digital
tools to falsify and incriminate others when it is
its own agencies that are the transgressors, as
whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed.
But most gravely, the United States and its
self-flagellating flunkies are creating a casus
belli from their own disinformation and lies. They
have created a self-fulfilling logic for war.
Both Russia and China have categorically denied
committing cyber-attacks and they have repeatedly
called on the US and its allies to participate in an
international forum to establish a cybersecurity
The United States has repeatedly rebuffed
reasonable calls for international cooperation to
defeat cybercrime and improve collective security.
That is the most telling
indicator of just who is the poacher posing as
the gamekeeper here.
Finian Cunningham has written
extensively on international affairs, with articles
published in several languages. He is a Master’s
graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a
scientific editor for the Royal Society of
Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a
career in newspaper journalism. He is also a
musician and songwriter. For nearly 20 years, he
worked as an editor and writer in major news media
organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and
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