A new front has opened in the battle between the U.S. and China over control of global networks that deliver the internet. This one is beneath the ocean.
The Internet, made available for mass public consumption in 1994, has grown into a global, One World System through which the majority of all buying and selling is accomplished. Its presence is so powerful and all-consuming that newspapers and magazine are going out of business in record numbers, brick-and-mortar-stores closing from the crushing online competition. Even giant Sears could not take the onslaught from Amazon, and they too have gone the way of all flesh.
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3 (KJV)
So it stands to reason that whatever country controls the flow of data can, in effect, exert great and undue pressure and influence should it choose to do so. Needless to say that if a Socialist or Communist country was able to control it, the net effect would be chilling. The big, Red menace otherwise known as China is getting very close to having a majority control of undersea global data transfer, and that would spell BIG TROUBLE for not only the United States, but every other free nation as well.
The One World System is not coming, it is here. The only question is for how much longer will the ‘good guys’ be able to control it. SPOILER ALERT: the bible tells us that the ‘good guys’ lose, Antichrist rises, and the whole world wonders after the Beast. I am sure it’s just a coincidence that the Antichrist is connected to a “big, red dragon”, and that China is represented as a 1). big, largest world population, 2). red, their national color, and 3). dragon, their national symbol.
America’s Undersea Battle With China for Control of the Global Internet Grid
FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: While the U.S. wages a high-profile campaign to exclude China’s Huawei Technologies Co. from next-generation mobile networks over fears of espionage, the company is embedding itself into undersea cable networks that ferry nearly all of the world’s internet data.
About 380 active submarine cables—bundles of fiber-optic lines that travel oceans on the seabed—carry about 95% of intercontinental voice and data traffic, making them critical for the economies and national security of most countries.
Current and former security officials in the U.S. and allied governments now worry that these cables are increasingly vulnerable to espionage or attack and say the involvement of Huawei potentially enhances China’s capabilities.
Huawei denies any threat. The U.S. hasn’t publicly provided evidence of its claims that Huawei technology poses a cybersecurity risk. Its efforts to persuade other countries to sideline the company’s communication technology have been met with skepticism by some.
Huawei Marine Networks Co., majority owned by the Chinese telecom giant, completed a 3,750-mile cable between Brazil and Cameroon in September. It recently started work on a 7,500-mile cable connecting Europe, Asia and Africa and is finishing up links across the Gulf of California in Mexico.
Altogether, the company has worked on some 90 projects to build or upgrade seabed fiber-optic links, gaining fast on the three U.S., European and Japanese firms that dominate the industry.
These officials say the company’s knowledge of and access to undersea cables could allow China to attach devices that divert or monitor data traffic—or, in a conflict, to sever links to entire nations.
Such interference could be done remotely, via Huawei network management software and other equipment at coastal landing stations, where submarine cables join land-based networks, these officials say.
“We are acutely aware of counterintelligence and security threats to undersea cables from a variety of actors,” said William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. “Given that undersea cables carry the bulk of the world’s telecommunications data, safeguarding these cables remains a key priority for the U.S. government and its allies.” READ MORE
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