When the FBI isn’t busy chasing down people who waved flags around during the Capitol trespass or preparing midnight takedowns of parents pissed at their school boards, what threat keeps its leader awake at night?
The result is surprisingly reasonable. In fact, it’s a threat that should keep all of us worried, or at least plotting how to prevent and deter it.
That threat would be Chinese espionage, a scourge that has lifted some of our most important military secrets, most valuable industrial patents and secrets, and huge amounts of American personal data, scraping everything of value from America and shipping it back to Red China.
Speaking on that threat during an interview with NBC News, FBI Director Wray said “This one blew me away. And I’m not the kind of guy that uses words like ‘blown away’ easily.”
After noting that the FBI currently has over 2,000 anti-China, counter-intelligence ops underway and is opening a new one every 12 hours, he added that “There is no country that presents a broader, more severe threat to our innovation, our ideas and our economic security than China does.”
Later in the interview, noting China’s immense hacking capability, one he described as being without an equal, Wray said “The scale of their hacking program, and the amount of personal and corporate data that their hackers have stolen, is greater than every other country combined.”
The problem, however, is that while Wray might grasp the threat posed by China, few are willing to take the steps necessary to actually shut the China threat down.
Take the normal industrial and research espionage they engage in (physically stealing documents, not hacking from some remote computer lab in China), for instance.
That problem could be stopped almost entirely simply by kicking out all the Red Chinese subjects that are currently in America, either in jobs or as students, thus completely shutting off their access to our research labs and industrial concerns.
Without being able to enter such places, they wouldn’t be able to steal documents from them. Problem solved.
Plus, it’s not like the Chinese let Americans prowl around their labs and industrial concerns, why should we?
But that would be more severe of an action than our spineless elites are willing to take, so the FBI will continue to spend prodigious amounts of time and resources chasing down every suspected CCP spy while Red China continues to steal like a BLM mob in a Target.
Similarly, the online threat could be countered if we unleashed our hackers on China, whether through government action or by issuing cyber letters of marque. If we imposed a higher cost on them than the value of what they stole, they’d stop.
But that would “raise tensions,” so we’re supposed to sit quietly as the Red Chinese leech everything of value from America.
If Wray wants to sleep at night, if the FBI wants to stop being “blown away” by the Chinese threat, then we need to start treating the CCP’s espionage seriously. That means doing things that might be uncomfortable, but would certainly be effective.
This story syndicated with permission from Will – Trending Politics
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