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Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America

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A sobering and fascinating study on war in the modern era, Unrestricted Warfare carefully explores strategies that militarily and politically disadvantaged nations might take in order to successfully attack a geopolitical super-power like the United States. American military doctrine is typically led by technology; a new class of weapon or vehicle is developed, which allows or encourages an adjustment in strategy. Military strategists Qiao Liang and...

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Osama bin Laden: the *real* Manchurian Candidate?

Did China have a hand in 9/11? "Unrestricted Warfare" means exactly what it says: that modern-day Communist China is dedicated to any means available to destroy its rival for the status of global superpower, the United States---and excerpts suggesting asymmetrical warfare against high-profile, high-casualty civilian targets not only suggest our own conflict against international terrorism, but ups the ante---the book even mentions Osama Bin Laden by name, and notes the destructive effect of an "explosion in the World Trade Center". China: even its name, Zhongghua, means "Middle Kingdom", the point at which Heaven intersects with Earth. It is the birthplace of great warrior-poet-philosophers, the cradle of gunpowder and high mathematics, for thousands of years the very bastion of civilization against a tide of barbarians. At the end of the 19th century, in the wake of the brutal "Opium Wars", millions of its people languished in the addiction of opium brought by European traders, who staked out their markets by bringing in the gunboats of their home countries. China became a slave nation. But only 50 years later, Mao Tse-Tung---another warrior-poet in the tradition of Sun Tzu---had mobilized the people to rise up against Western control, against the Japanese military, and finally, against the pro-Western regime of Chiang Kai-Shek. Today, China may very well want to be a global hegemon again, and if "Unrestricted Warfare"---supposedly a copy of a super-secret Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) handbook---has any credibility, then China was the shadowy hand behind supposed Islamic radical and terrorist kingpin Osama bin Laden's devastating blow against the United States---China's only real rival---on 9/11. Ask yourself this question: who *really* benefitted from the suicide attacks against the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001? Did Yemeni-born rich-boy-gone-bad Osama bin Laden, and his brutal Islamist terrorist group Al Quaeda? Since 9/11, Osama and his iron lung have been confined to high Afghani mountain paths or the depths of caves, tracked by Delta Force and the blackest of U.S. Black Ops. It's true that President Bush has been criticized for not bringing us the head of OBL, but let's face facts: Osama is never going to enjoy a nice chardonnay at a plush restaurant on the Champs D'Elysees again. Was it good for the Islamist movement? With terrorist redout and Islamist paradise Afghanistan having now gone through its first elections---ever---and elected the pro-Western Hamid Karzai, with women striding the streets of Kabul without chadors or burkhas---and with Iraq's Saddam Hussein hauled up out of his spider hole and elections soon to follow---you tell me. Who gained? In the early days of the Bush presidency, a harsh spotlight had been fixed, by the White House, on the global spectre of rising Chinese adventurism. Warnings had been issued regarding Taiwan. Congress had convened to debate China's coveted Most Favored

Unfortunately it is true.

Although the content of this book may not represent the view of the average person in China, it is unfortunately true that China's People's Liberation Army is itching for a fight with the U.S. The PLA thinks that it needs to bloody America's nose before it can take its place in the world as a superpower, and all indications are that the PLA is getting ready to do just that. The PLA is being specifically designed to fight a war with the U.S., and if Jiang Zemin gets his way the fight will occur in the next 3 years.

It's all true and the truth does hurt.

This is a padded edition with more hype on terrorism and fear than necessary. The original text by Lang and Xiangsui is a fascinating look at the true weaknesses of the American military system. It is with this book that China identifies America as its sole predominate enemy. I fully believe and support our military in any and all of its endeavors. However the book correctly points out, among other things, that the US has an obsession with human casualties. It is because of this that wars are fought from a distance, with technology, in order to minimize casualties. This is something that is very evident to anyone who's looked at the American military's history. From World War 2 to Desert Storm II, the increased use of technology and the public outcry over casualties has increased ten fold. This book, correctly so, advances the theory that in the event of a war between China and America, there will be an unconventional war sorts or rather "the war will be fought an won in a war beyond the battlefield" using terrorism, financial institutions, computer hackers, among many others. The sale of this book is mainly a money making scheme since the CIA translation is available for free all over the internet. On the other hand, this is an excellent book for any foreign policy enthusiast, but more importantly, for those military intelligence analysts who we hope are reading it. This is what China really thinks and the truth really does hurt.

A must read for those who wish to be informed

I when I saw the one star reviews on this website I became very suspicious. I read the book to see for myself and came to the conclusion that those giving this book one star 1) Did not read the book, 2)Are those who wish for this information not to get out, 3)Americans who do not care about the well being of this country because they let there political idealogy get in the way of realizing and admitting to the truth. I say get with the program people, and stop being useful idiots!

"In the future, intelligence will be the most important ...

...commodity" MArshall McLuhan said something that in "The Medium is the Massage". Little did McLuhan realize that the people who understood his message best would be two officers in the People's Liberation Army of China. Forget the tasteless cover and the report's Americanized title and the absolutely idiotic introduction by some neocon cretin named Al Santoli. Santoli's introduction demonstrates just how little the Right and most of the Left in this country understand what 9/11 really meant.The ideas of Fuller, McLuhan, J. G. Miller, Teilhard and other visionary geniuses of the 2oth century are evident in the theories of Colonels Qiao and Wang. Reading it as the second Bush invasion of Iraq enters Phase Two, it seems obvious to me that the U. S. military's approach was a direct answer to they perceive as the new Chinese doctrine of warfare. But, that's just it. It is NOT a doctrine. This book is not a prescription of anti-American warfare. It's a description of the new world the U. S. traditionalists find themselves in and with which they believe they can cope and control by simply applying more complex technology coupled with brutal determination.The entire Right and many Liberals are infected with this delusion. it is a denial of reality based on ignorance. Everyone knew the U. S. would win the military battles of this "war" in Iraq. Qiao and Wang demonstrate how seeing our victories as a win is part of the dysfunction that will bring about our fall. And they know full well that China, too, is vulnerable to the same forms of warfare. Any monolithic, centralized government is. The hegemony that the U. S. is trying to establish is actually strangling it. It will be a long , slow and bloody death.This is a brilliantly written analysis of the New Realities which began with Vietnam's astonishing defeat of the United States. We have been losing W. W. IV ever since and the old dinosaurs of world who are in charge of the present war and marching in lockstep into a historical La Brea like so many lizard lemmings. The problem is, they are taking the rest of us with them. The book is an essential read for anyone who cares about the future of human beings on Earth.
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