China Hacking Scandal
A Gutsy, Confrontational Move
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  • rheddles

    Gutsy? More like whiney. China will only know we are not backing down or knuckling under when we stop doing so in the real world. So far the “I can be rolled” sign is still pinned to Obama’s back.

  • Fat_Man

    Indicting 5 Chinese military officials, who have never been inside the US, and will never be extradited isn’t gutsy. It is a waste of everybody’s time and energy. It is also a parody of the liberal mind set that holds all problems to be solvable by the US Court system.

    The Obama administration apparently believes that Teddy Roosevelt said shout at the top of your lungs and never carry a stick.

    • Corlyss

      You know the administration doesn’t take its policy cues from people they consider white racist warmongering imperialist bullies. Curiously enough, that was Twain’s opinion of TR too.

      • Fat_Man

        It makes no difference, if a Republican said 2+2=4, the Administration would assert that 2+2=5.

        • PDX_traveler

          and the thing that’s wrong with that is..? I dunno, seems like a conservative assumption to make on the Administration’s part

  • Corlyss

    Another empty gesture from the administration famous for empty gestures.

  • B-Sabre

    $5 says that Obama learned about the indictment from the news media, just like he learns about everything else his administration does, apparently….

    Then again, when General Fang Fenghui showed up, he spent a good bit of time lecturing GEN Dempsey over the CinC’s last Tour d’Orient. This could be a response to that.

  • LivingRock

    The strategic implications and point about the timing are pertinent. But China should not be stealing intellectual property and sharing it with Chinese state owned and “private” companies. They need to be held to the fire on that.

  • Anthony

    Two questions: does charge change facts on ground (in that China’s cyber behavior moderates)? And will Generals ever be brought to trial?

  • Breif2

    “The decision to charge five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies is a gutsy, confrontational move”

    I would have thought that Chinese military officers hacking U.S. companies is the confrontational move.

  • El Gringo

    Well, it’s a good thing that U.S. doesn’t breach the laws of other countries by infiltrating electronic systems. It’s good to have the moral high ground.

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