This is an important story/commentary. It centers on Michigan but the issue is spreading to other states. Huawei, a giant Chinese telecom company widely reputed to be a front for Chinese espionage, is installing the latest generation of high speed broadband equipment throughout Michigan's Thumb region, thanks to a Saginaw Co. called SpeedConnect. The deal in Michigan mirrors Huawei's efforts to get its equipment installed in our telecom grid from coast to coast. We're not talking about China rolling out a string of Dollar stores. This is about our vital national telecommunications grid and China's efforts to hack into it on a permanent basis. Over the past 10 years the U.S. government has been resisting Huawei's efforts to infiltrate our national defense telecommunications grid. Our counterintelligence agencies have fought letting Huawei in to any of our secure national security networks but apparently there is no law forbidding Huawei from selling/installing its gear in in the public, civilian networks.
Widespread deployment will make it easier for Chinese spies to exploit inadvertent connections to the secure federal networks in the future. If this prompts you to think of careless, security-unconscious university researchers, go to the head of the class. Huawei almost got in to a government-funded supercomputer at the University of Tennessee recently, but someone blew the whistle.
For those of you in Michigan, SpeedConnect is owned by a Grosse Pointe (Lakeshore Dr.) attorney named Bob Liggett, who is better known for his other business: the Big Boy restaurants of Michigan. He owns the franchise. This is not in the video for reasons of program length and it wasn't essential to telling the story.
As the commentary forcefully notes, this is yet another story unreported thus far by Michigan's news media. As many of us have discovered, people don't know what to make of revelations like this because the media silence has been so pervasive. The refusal of the Michigan media to deal with any story critical of Communist China is a story itself. That's why it is vital to get this video circulated at the grass roots level. We have no other avenue except citizen-to-citizen emails. It appears the Michigan media have been totally intimidated by the state's economic power elite. For the sake of our economy and our democracy, please share this with those who may be interested. Please do not spam those who are wilfully ignorant. The link to the video is below. It runs 9:18 and it was posted today. Thanks - Vince Wade Suspected Chinese Spy Co. Comes To Rural Michiganhttp://youtu.be/wVyvyNnY3o0