Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Why Are We Choosing Now to Piss Off China?

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it "the biggest attacker of China's cyberspace."

There is probably little doubt that China has committed cyber espionage. There is little doubt that the U.S. commits cyber espionage. Given all of the recent tensions in Asia, why are we choosing this moment to make such charges so public? What is our agenda in pissing off China that is not being made known? Why isn't this just being handled diplomatically, behind closed doors?

Something is going seriously wrong with U.S. foreign policy and we should all be asking some tough questions. As always, who profits?

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