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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICA’S WAR ON HUAWEI IS JUST PART OF ITS WAR ON CHINA’S SUCCESS AND GROWING INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD – AND ALMOST EVERYONE KNOWS IT – IN THE END, AMERICA’S EFFORTS WILL MAINLY HURT AMERICAN INTERESTS – AMERICA AS A 21ST CENTURY LUDDITE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY MIKE WHITNEY IN UNZ REVIEW

 

“Huawei in the Crosshairs”

 

In the end, America’s prolonged and stubborn attack on Huawei is only going to harm its own interests.

It risks falling behind in applied technology, and a system like 5-G opens doors for other important advances.

For example, the Chinese have demonstrated a medical operation conducted by robot at quite a long distance, something only possible because of the speed and volume of information transmitted with 5-G.

America risks irritating all of its allies, many of whom are already irritated by threats and demands over what they are allowed to buy and from whom.

And since many of them are going to ignore American demands about Huawei, considering them unrealistic, it really begins to erode America’s traditional international authority.

It strains American credibility even farther because everyone knows America is only doing this as part of a hybrid economic war against China. It is playing the big ugly bully.

America’s allies know that it spies on everyone, with its NSA facilities and with built-in back doors in American technology and with the cooperation of Internet giants like Amazon and Wikipedia and Google and Facebook.

Huawei has been remarkably open about America’s accusations of spying, inviting foreign experts to examine its technology, building countries’ confidence in it.

America’s behavior speeds the day of Putin’s multi-polar world emerging, something already well underway through ongoing natural evolutionary changes in various countries and changes in technology and changes in patterns of trade and growth in some markets over others.

And there’s the fact of America’s lack of competitiveness in so many things. It arrogantly demands that everyone help it regain its past position. America refuses to get busy improving its competitiveness with hard work and lots of investment.

Even its infrastructure is crumbling, but there’s always hundreds of billions for wars and coups which build and advance nothing.

No, America thinks it can issue diktats to regain its position of 1959. That’s literally impossible, and America looks foolish thinking it can.

Accusations of China’s stealing intellectual property are often incorrect and display ignorance about America’s own past.

From the late 18th century through the 19th, America stole intellectual property from Europe on a large scale – everything from new farm implements to books were brought home and copied with no royalties ever being paid.

The set of actions around Huawei provides a rather fitting symbol for America’s government at this time.

A 21st century Luddite.