Why All the Hubbub Over Chinese Company Huawei?

Getting Up To Date

Huawei in the Headlines

New Statesman America says it’s all about economics and not espionage | What’s really behind the US’s Huawei ban?

Politico says it’s about theft of intellectual property | U.S. charges Huawei with decades-long theft of U.S. trade secrets

CNET reports on claims of espionage by Huawei | Huawei ban: Full timeline as US reportedly finds Chinese company has access to mobile networks globally

Getting Real

Who would imagine the Chinese government operating in the shadows of Huawei, a global manufacturer? Espionage via cell phones, routers, cell towers, and the like? Well, we know how Chinese spies have been stealing U.S. government secrets along with the trade secrets of manufacturers.

In order of importance, I rank espionage number one threat, trade secret thefts number two, and economics number three. It’s all the above.

Is This a Case of Governmental Paranoia?

No, by no means. You see, the U.S. was the first to do our enemies what China is doing to us now.

Once upon a time, back in history, during World War Two, the CIA purchased and operated the Swiss company Crypto AG. This company manufactured encryption equipment that was purchased by and used by countries hostile to the United States of America.

The venture was doubly profitable in terms of our espionage of other nations and financially lucrative.

The Washington Post | ‘The Intelligence Coup Of The Century’

“… Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West German intelligence. These spy agencies rigged the company’s devices so they could easily break the codes that countries used to send encrypted messages.” Read the full story here.

As it is said, leopards don’t change their spots and the business of espionage is something you can be sure all governments do.

To President Trump, I express my approval and support of banning Huawei from our country.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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