The Chinese deny that they launched their million man hacker army against:
Google; our big businesses; and, the very core of our defense and intelligence establishments.
Somehow, they say, one of their people just did it without their knowledge.
This from the government that puts a policeman on the computer screen and likely monitors every visit and message within their
domain, and some without.
That being settled, how should we respond? I must vigorously argue
with the prevailing opinion. To rule the attack on America a breach of commerce and a terrorist attempt is going too
far. So is the buzz about abrogating the repayment and negotiability of debt instruments previously sold to China. This
response will stop all other terrorist hacker nations and cabals from buying and trading in our debt.
A far softer answer would be to temporarily close our ports to delivery
of Chinese products and goods. We could reopen them after the Chinese let us place monitors in their hacker headquarters
to insure no further plots and attacks are hatched there. They must also share their techniques with us, which
will also allow us to develop defenses against their methods.
This could all be accomplished in a couple of days. That is before
any of their deliveries waiting outside our ports would have time to spoil.
We should definitely use caution before declaring their acts of cyber warfare
nullify our bonded indebtedness they hold. Don’t you agree?