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Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:57 am
by aardvark_admin
This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2018/1213.shtml

There may not be reds under our beds but we're told there could be Sino under the lino perhaps.

Has the war against terror fizzled so much that now the USA has to invent a new enemy and it just happens to be Chinese spies?

With the claims that Chinese-made chips contained spying code that snooped on Western countries proven wrong, are the USA now rolling out new strategies to paint China as "the bad guy"? Has the CFO of Huawei been arrested solely to provoke the kind of response that will then be used to prove to the public that China is evil?

Will China fall for that trap?

And will this fabricated "war against Chinese spies" simply be used as a method of further stripping the public of Western democracies of what few rights they have left (as is happening in Australia right now)?

Re: Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:38 am
by goosemoose
The US has always been paranoid and love fighting "wars" even if most of the time they lose. Funny though isn't it, we so desperate for Chinese $ we'd do anything. We'd welcome them with open arms, let them buy up what ever they want and lay out the red carpet to them, for $$$ of course. The Chinese are playing the long game, not the 3 year election cycle game. Our politicians must know this, shouldn't they? I mean the National party even sells electorate seats to them. We've only got ourselves to blame.

Ooh, look sale on Aliexpress.com..... :(

Re: Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:38 am
by phill
the usa needs an enemy .. their whole military industrial complex relies on it
the more the better and loosing a war is better than winning one ... keeps that whole we will be drowning in ( insert political, religious or financial system de jour ) paranoia going

unfortunately the western trump card at the moment is a 2 of spades .. can manage to itself dig a hole just not one deep enough to hide in ( pun intended .. its just not a very good one )

who are we ( same ) to say they should stop and think about the stupidity of it

Re: Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:19 am
by Perry
Bruce wrote:Clearly now that the claims of doctored computer chips has been proven to be false . . .

They were? I must've missed it.
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You mean that story was debunked?

Re: Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:02 pm
by aardvark_admin

Re: Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:31 pm
by Kiwiiano
aardvark_admin wrote:Here's the story: https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... ith-audit/

Not a problem, Bruce, you know America never lets the truth get in the way of a good conspiracy theory!!

Re: Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:18 am
by Muscular Jam
So when my current Huawei phone needs replacing I'm guessing Huawei will be nice and cheap?

Re: Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:46 am
by aardvark_admin
Or... it will be on a prohibited import/use list and you won't be allowed to buy/use one... for fear it will destabilise our entire economy and security :rolleyes:

Re: Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:47 pm
by Perry
Bruce wrote:or it will destabilise our entire economy and security

We have an economy worthy of the mention?

As for 'security,' whazzat?

Re: Sinos under the lino? (13 Dec, 2018)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:02 pm
by phill
Perry wrote:
Bruce wrote:As for 'security,' whazzat?


any program not funded or contracted by our snivel servants