Hi Jeremy,The US, the Brits and other "western" states are not the only clever people in the world...neither do they have the most aggressive, cunning, scheming or malign governments. Every state in my view, has its own ruling circles, its establishment, bureauocracy and every state has its rifts, splits, divisions, differences of approach, and those differences are based on many different judgements, interpretations and criteria.
In the same way that we don't make the mistake of seeing the US or the Brits as one amorphous, united whole...we mustn't see other states in the same way, in my view. Whether we like it or not, there is a law of uneven development, and there is a law of survival of nation states, sometimes it bursts out in war, sometimes it comes down to flag waving. All options are open and at times it is the law of the jungle which prevails more than any law of civilisation...if there is such a thing. As individuals, we will never know all that goes on behind the scenes regarding the relationships between world governments, international conglomerates and so on. We might think we know, but there is always something comes along, which turns it all tits up. In my view, too, we are passed the stage when simple analysis of international situations will suffice. One of the many things which the development of computers and I.T. have brought up is that there is so much information, so much data to be collected, collated, analysed, advised and acted upon, that it makes it extremely difficult to work out priorities in foreign, economic, social or even cultural policy. Huge armies of bureaucrats and civil servants, public bodies, academic institutions, schools of interpretation abound these days. And diplomacy between states increases and becomes more complicated all the time. There is a struggle for increasingly scarce natural resources, and the human brain has the ability and the imagination to consume far more resources, than the world manufacturers and producers can possibly provide.
At the moment, I am just reading a document put up on Cryptome the other day...see url:
c'est la vie. ATB Dougie. On 04/07/14 14:18, Jeremy Compton wrote:
Yes, though l suppose it depends who is telling the story to which audience. This is a pro western email list, reporting about that bad Chinese government, who is doing all these things wrong. It is reported on a US email list.However ever, if you were an Iranian or someone who did not sympathise with the US then you would have a different opinion. But l do certainly agree with your point.China is or could be argued to be conduction a Neo Imperialist agenda like the Brits did a long time ago with the colonies of her majesty's realm.The British government had a go for a while and then it was the turn of the US and now it is the turn of the Chinese. The Chinese are just not so friendly as those lovely freedom loving western people :)Jeremy ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2014 12:25:31 +0100 From: capricorn8159@xxxxxxxxx To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxxSubject: [cryptome] Re: Chinese Military Creates High-Level Cyber Intelligence CenterIntriguing but,,,not surprising OH and of course the US don't see themselves as commuting crimes when they do exactly the same on a worldwide scale and for some considerable time. Echelon is a good example .and let us not forget the role of Menwith Hill in the UK.look up references to "the great firewall of China" I wouldn't mind betting that some interesting parralels would emerge.On 03/07/2014 11:51, Jeremy Compton wrote: Chinese Military Creates High-Level Cyber Intelligence Center Strategic cyber intelligence group within Communist Party’s all-powerful military organ revealed BY: Bill Gertz <http://freebeacon.com/author/bill-gertz/> Follow @BillGertz <https://twitter.com/BillGertz> July 3, 2014 5:00 am http://freebeacon.com/national-security/chinese-military-creates-high-level-cyber-intelligence-center/ This will be rather unsurprising to most of us :) As china rises to a global power then it will do all this to gain and maintain its power. Few people however realise that China has more internal threats of its own making than those of shore. From what l remember, though l forget the article, it was one that l printed off and meaning to read, but did not. Interestingly, there is a journal article entitled Cyber Actions by State Actors: Motivation and Utility Aaron F. Brantly <http://www.tandfonline.com/action/doSearch?Contrib=Brantly%2c+A+F> pages 465-484 From the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Vol 27 Iss. 3, 2014 1. Neutralizing China's Student-Spy Network <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08850607.2012.623037> John Poreba International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence <http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujic20/25/2> Vol. 25, Iss. 2, 2012 260-291 -- *_PRIVACY IS A BASIC RIGHT - NOT A CONCESSION _*