- Soon after the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center
and Pentagon, two high-ranking Chinese military planners took credit for
the 9/11 attacks - and were even hailed as national heroes in China.
- In fact, three years before 9/11, the Chinese colonels
had proposed the attacks and cited Osama bin Laden by name in their book
"Unrestricted Warfare." (Click Here for more info on book.)
- The authors of "Unrestricted Warfare" are Senior
Cols. Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, and in 1999 they wrote that an attack
by bin Laden on the World Trade Center would be just the type of "unrestricted
warfare" that could bring down America.
- The book was published by China's People's Liberation
Army and had the endorsement of the Chinese government.
- "Unrestricted Warfare" makes clear its purpose:
offering China and other "weak" countries a strategy to destroy
the U.S. without a full-scale invasion, using unusual or "asymmetrical"
- NewsMax has recently obtained the CIA translation of
this astounding book and has made it available with an introduction by
Al Santoli, editor of the prestigious China Reform Monitor.
- The importance of this book was highlighted soon after
9/11, when the Chinese colonels were treated as national heroes.
- In one interview with the Chinese government-owned Ta
Kung Pao newspaper in Hong Kong, the colonels offered little sympathy for
the Americans killed in 9/11.
- They told the paper, "The series of attacks taking
place in the United States were very dreary and terrifying, but they must
not be viewed from a single perspective" - that is, the U.S. as victims.
The colonels then added coldly that the Americans "were victims of
U.S. foreign policy."
- The colonels were quick to take credit for the attacks
on the World Trade Center, telling the paper their strategy had worked
and that "September 11, 2001 very likely is the beginning of the decline
of the United States, as a superpower."
- Qiao and Wang offer in "Unrestricted Warfare"
several new methods for destroying the U.S. - from manipulating U.S. media,
to homicide-suicide bombing, to using immigrants as a fifth column, and
even employing cyber attacks to destroy America's critical infrastructure.
- Both colonels agreed that the unconventional attacks
of 9/11 were right from the pages of their book, and they demonstrated
their theory works. "The attacks demonstrated the United States' fragility
and weakness and showed that essentially it is unable to stand attacks.
... The United States, a giant tiger, has been dealing with mice; unexpectedly,
this time it was bitten by mice - it has been wielding a large hammer but
has been unable to find the flea.
- "From a short-term perspective, the attacks in the
United States will very likely have some effect on China's economy - they
might affect China's economic growth. However, from a long-term viewpoint,
they could be favorable to China."
- "Unrestricted Warfare" has set of alarm bells
among several high-ranking U.S. officers.
- Adm. Thomas Moorer, former chairman of Joint Chiefs of
Staff, warns, "'Unrestricted Warfare' reveals China's game plan in
its coming war with America." He adds ominously, "China thinks
it can destroy America by using these tactics."
- Maj. Gen. John K. Singlaub, former chief of staff of
U.S. Forces Korea, shares Adm. Moorer's view.
- "The 9/11 attacks may just be the beginning. Many
terrorist nations and groups will try to imitate this operation,"
Gen. Singlaub said, noting "China's war book 'Unrestricted Warfare'
will be their text."