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Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Elemental’s servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA’s drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships. And Elemental was just one of hundreds of Supermicro customers.
During the ensuing top-secret probe, which remains open more than three years later, investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines. Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China.
At the Aspen Security Forum last week, FBI director Chris Wray acknowledged the threat Chinese spying in particular poses, saying, “China from a counterintelligence perspective represents the broadest, most pervasive, most threatening challenge we face as a country.”
The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a “foreign entity,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said at a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing. He did not reveal the entity’s identity, but said it was unrelated to Russia
The Intelligence Community Inspector General warned of the problem, but the FBI subsequently failed to act, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said during a July hearing.
Well, this month we learned that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) had a Chinese spy on her staff who worked for her for about 20 years, was listed as an “office director” on payroll records and served as her driver when she was in San Francisco, all while reporting to China’s Ministry of State Security through China’s San Francisco Consulate.
The reaction of the mainstream media? Barely a peep.
The main negative effect of outsourcing is it increases U.S. unemployment. The 14 million outsourced jobs are almost double the 7.5 million unemployed Americans. If all those jobs returned, it would be enough to also hire the 5.7 million who are working part-time but would prefer full-time positions.
And if China (whom we rely upon heavily for defense components) decides to cut shipments, then America’s military will be left non-mission capable. Case in point: China did this to Japan in 2010 in response to a maritime dispute. This is why manufacturing can and will return to the United States.
The Defense Department recently revealed that an estimated 80 percent of all defense components are bought from foreign countries.
Some administration experts on nonproliferation, particularly in the Defense and Energy departments, argued against sale of the supercomputer, saying it would give China important new technology that could help its nuclear and ballistic missile development.
What China wants is for foreign citizens of ethnic Chinese background to be loyal to the “motherland” – meaning China – regardless of their citizenship and to work to further the interests of China. This was disclosed in the People’s Daily a couple of years ago when it encouraged “more and more overseas Chinese to participate in the local political life”.
It referred to specifically to Congresswoman Judy Chu of California, who was born in the United States of immigrant parents, as someone “participating in politics in foreign countries”. The Chinese government wants to make use of foreign politicians who happen to be of Chinese extraction to support its causes, such as in its territorial dispute with Japan.
originally posted by: Maverick1
Very interesting information contained here, still mulling it over.
But my initial thought is it seems the Chinese had/have a very vested interest in keeping up a false 'Russia did it" narrative...
S&F for interest.
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Strate8
Out of all that and you miss that a Chinese spy spent 20 years on the staff of a Senator on the Senate Intelligence Commitee?
Explain the Chinese spy, Sen. Feinstein
This taking point has been engineered by those writers of 4.00am talking points simply to take the heat away from their own meddling witches who will give anything away if they get the bribe.
Fix your own house ... get it in order ... before you start with this stupid rhetoric.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: Strate8
Let's also not forget the Confucius Institute!
How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms
UT Austin says it will not accept funding from a foundation after concerns were raised about its connections to the Chinese Communist Party.
Chinese promise to respect "one country, two systems' as Britain ends 156-year reign
Feinstein spoke highly of Tung, a shipping tycoon with no political experience. She said she has gotten to know him well over the years at social and business functions. "I think he'll be a very positive leader who will enjoy a wide margin of support" from the Hong Kong people, she said.
The June 30 deadline for Chinese state-backed maritime carrier COSCO’s $6.3B acquisition of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), based in Hong Kong, is quickly approaching even as some doubts remain about whether the deal can be closed in time. Protectionist policies and national security concerns may prevent COSCO’s attempt to further consolidate the Asia-North America export business and bring more efficiencies to the supply chain by operating a container terminal in Long Beach.
At the same time, the Clinton White House accepted both Cosco and the gunrunners themselves in a White House coffee. I will later show the direct tie between the $366,000 that was conducted to the DNC by the White House recipients and Chinese investors to allow Cosco to gain this favored status.
The Senators, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, both Democrats, asked President Clinton's national security adviser, Samuel R. Berger, if he felt that there were any ''security reasons'' not to lease the China Ocean Shipping Company, or Cosco, the entire 145-acre site in the middle of Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach receives about one-fourth of the Chinese goods shipped to the United States.
Blum Associate's Link to China Hinders Plans to Convert Base
Azarga Uranium is aiming to be America’s next uranium developer. Our initial development priority, the Dewey Burdock Project, received its Nuclear Regulatory Commission license in April 2014
Former National Director of Bureau of Land Management Joins Azarga Uranium
Azarga Uranium and URZ Energy Announce Merger to Create New US Focused ISR Uranium Development Company
In February 2007, a company called Uranium One agreed to pay $3.1 billion to acquire UrAsia. Mr. Giustra, a director and major shareholder in UrAsia, would be paid $7.05 per share for a company that just two years earlier was trading at 10 cents per share.
Azarga Uranium executes earn-in agreement for Kyzyl Ompul for project consideration of US$7.6 million and a net smelter royalty
AZARGA URANIUM CORP. (TSX:AZZ) (“Azarga Uranium” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its 70% controlled subsidiary, UrAsia in Kyrgyzstan Limited Liability Company (“UrAsia”), has executed an earn-in agreement (the “Agreement”) with Mining Investment Company Alliance (“Alliance”).
Cameco Signs Supply Agreement With China Guangdong Nuclear Power
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: wanderingconfusion
Wow!!! Thanks for the additional info!
Let's not forget Mitch McConnell and his Chinese wife! Perhaps that is addressed in your info bomb, but will be digging into what you provided!
originally posted by: Strate8
a reply to: seeker1963
Thank you for bringing that to the table. I had not considered that but do have an anecdotal story relating to it!
When I was on a project in Missouri during a 4th of July holiday, the plant owner invited myself and my assistant to their home to celebrate. While there I met his daughter who major was in "Far Eastern Religious Studies". Talking with her it was interesting to find out how their perception/value for life is different than Christians. I got the impression that it was less to do with the individual and about fitting into some greater... something. I took it that they don't believe in God in the same way we do. Later on she mentioned she was taking a long vacation during summer break to.... wait for it.... Europe! I thought that was real comical at the time her having no interest in actually going to the region her major was in.
On another project probably a decade later, I was in a shipyard in China. A Chinese man lay dead on the ground (electrocuted) for most of the day until shift change. Apparently shift changes were when they dealt with those sort of things. I was later assured that if an American got hurt or killed, work would stop immediately. Hmm, was that comforting?