posted on Nov, 24 2002 @ 03:24 AM
This is from NewsMax.com
China's Military Planners Took Credit for 9/11
Soon after the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon,
two high-ranking Chinese military planners took credit for the 9/11
attacks ñ and were even hailed as national heroes in China.
In fact, three years before 9/11, the Chinese colonels had proposed the
attacks and cited Osama bin Laden by name in their book "Unrestricted
The authors of "Unrestricted Warfare" are Senior Cols. Qiao Liang and
Wang Xiangsui, and in 1999 they wrote that an attack by bin Laden on the
World Trade Center would be just the type of "unrestricted warfare"
that could bring down America.
The book was published by China's People's Liberation Army and had the
endorsement of the Chinese government.
"Unrestricted Warfare" makes clear its purpose: offering China and
other "weak" countries a strategy to destroy the U.S. without a full-scale
invasion, using unusual or "asymmetrical" warfare.
NewsMax has recently obtained the CIA translation of this astounding
book and has made it available with an introduction by Al Santoli, editor
of the prestigious China Reform Monitor.
The importance of this book was highlighted soon after 9/11, when the
Chinese colonels were treated as national heroes.
In one interview with the Chinese government-owned Ta Kung Pao
newspaper in Hong Kong, the colonels offered little sympathy for the Americans
killed in 9/11.
They told the paper, "The series of attacks taking place in the United
States were very dreary and terrifying, but they must not be viewed
from a single perspective" ñ that is, the U.S. as victims. The colonels
then added coldly that the Americans "were victims of U.S. foreign
The colonels were quick to take credit for the attacks on the World
Trade Center, telling the paper their strategy had worked and that
"September 11, 2001 very likely is the beginning of the decline of the United
States, as a superpower."
Qiao and Wang offer in "Unrestricted Warfare" several new methods for
destroying the U.S. ñ from manipulating U.S. media, to homicide-suicide
bombing, to using immigrants as a fifth column, and even employing
cyber attacks to destroy America's critical infrastructure.
Both colonels agreed that the unconventional attacks of 9/11 were right
from the pages of their book, and they demonstrated their theory works.
"The attacks demonstrated the United States' fragility and weakness and
showed that essentially it is unable to stand attacks. ... The United
States, a giant tiger, has been dealing with mice; unexpectedly, this
time it was bitten by mice ñ it has been wielding a large hammer but has
been unable to find the flea.
"From a short-term perspective, the attacks in the United States will
very likely have some effect on China's economy ñ they might affect
China's economic growth. However, from a long-term viewpoint, they could be
favorable to China."
"Unrestricted Warfare" has set off alarm bells among several
high-ranking U.S. officers.
Adm. Thomas Moorer, former chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns,
"'Unrestricted Warfare' reveals China's game plan in its coming war with
America." He adds ominously, "China thinks it can destroy America by
using these tactics."
Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub, former chief of staff of U.S. Forces Korea,
shares Adm. Moorer's view.
"The 9/11 attacks may just be the beginning. Many terrorist nations and
groups will try to imitate this operation," Gen. Singlaub said, noting
"China's war book 'Unrestricted Warfare' will be their text."