January 1, 2014

America Caught Behaving Like China

Greg Scoblete, RealClearWorld

The Associated Press

If there's been one consistent theme running through the revelations provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, it's that the gulf between what the U.S. says on the global stage and what it does in practice is anywhere from huge to cavernous. None of this is particularly troubling in and of itself -- hypocrisy is par for this particular course. But we are now likely to see some material blowback from America's hypocrisy.

That's because the most recent tranche of revelations catches America doing something it has very vocally accused China of doing: exploiting networking gear with malware and surveillance technology before it is sold to customers around the world. The U.S. Congress kicked up a huge stink about the Chinese network manufacturer Huawei, which they ultimately blocked...

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