Understanding “Threatening on the East to actually attack on the West”.

Understanding “Threatening on the East to actually attack on the West”.

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Understanding “Threatening on the East to actually attack on the West”.

Wars are not always won by battle strength alone. Each combatant often try to trick its opponents into being least ready for the battles. The often used trick is “Threatening on the East to actually attack on the West”.

1. The method.

Suppose that the army of a country C wants to defeat the army of another country A.

It may pretend to prepare for an attack on country A in a theater in the East. The highly visible preparation makes country A feel uneasy and it may react by sending its best units to that theater and constructing defensive structures there.

As country A gets busy preparing for the theater on the East, the army of country C is quietly moved to another theater on the West then carry out fierce attacks there. The attacks are usually successful as A has no time to transfer its units to the West and is also economically worn out with building defensive line on the East.

2. Example applications of the doctrine.

This is a list of deceptive operations (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:World_War_II_deception_operations). The most well known operation is Bodyguard started in 1943. The objective of this plan was to lead the Germans to believe that the invasion of north-west Europe would come later than was planned and to expect attacks elsewhere, including the Pas de Calais, the Balkans, southern France, Norway and Soviet attacks in Bulgaria and northern Norway. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bodyguard)

The Maginot Line is a line of of defense built by France in the 1930s to deter threatening invasion by Germany (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maginot_Line) but Germany had eventualy attacked at another point.

Military exercises by a country C near to the border of its opponent A is a threat to the latter. If A does not respond, it may get defeated by a surprise unprovoked decisive attack from C. On the other hand, if it transfers its force to that border, it becomes vulnerable to attack on the opposite extremity of its territory.

3. Analogous non-battle-field applications.

A country C possessing some promising war technology may deliberately appear to be investing in another less promising technology. This force it opponent A into investing in that other technology. Country C then quietly divest from that technology and invest in the winning technology and make it its sole possession. This makes country A technologically inferior to country C.

4. Examples of the doctrine in non-battle-field applications.

US pretending to invest in Star wars technology had made USSR invested in that technology to the point of bankruptcy. The real US military investment is in earth bound technology.

References.

[1]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:World_War_II_deception_operations

[2]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bodyguard

[3]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maginot_Line

[4].

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Understanding “weakening of adversary by priming corruption”.

Understanding “weakening of adversary by priming corruption”.

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Understanding weakening of adversary by priming corruption.

Chinese history is full of accounts of kings who successfully weakened their neighbours by creating corruption in those neighbours. That prepares well for their final military and economic offense on those neighbours.

1. The method.

When the ruler from a country C wants to conquer a neighbour A, he usually spends big fortune to first give non-binding gifts to high officials of that country. The gifts may even be routed to be given via some people from a third country.

Once the high officials have got a taste of expensive lives they would want more. This is a just sort of addiction. The gift bearers would then introduce them to their next higher level of gift bearers with more valuable gifts but asking for some harmless small favour.

The small favour turns out to be placing some friendly capable but out of work administrators.

The friendly capable administrators will later introduce and become the conduits for high valued corruption deals for the high officials of country A.

Corruption has then been primed, it then becomes self-sustaining in country A and will cause discontents and reduce efficiency in the government of that country. It will weaken that country. The high officials of country A also have a favourable attitude toward C.

This is the aim of the efforts by country C.

2. Examples of activities alleged of being involved in buying influence for China.

There are activities in Australia alleged of being involved in buying influence for China. There are also similar activities in Malaysia, Pakistan, the Phillipines. [1-31]

3. Avoiding corruption introduced by adversaries.

Every country should avoid being weakened by corruption. The book Thái Công Binh Pháp [32] written more than 2000 years ago by Khương Tử Nha has sternly warned against having corrupt officials with its teaching:

Thượng bất chính hạ tắc loạn” meaning when top officials get corrupt their subordinates will be undisciplined (Fish rot from the heads).

The method does not work with righteous officials such as those in the kingdom of Lu in the Zhou empire (Lỗ in Vietnamese) where Confucius [33] taught. In such a case a mass migration into that country is needed to reduce its righteousness.

References.

[1]. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/chinese-community-council-of-australias-victorian-branch-given-25-million-government-boost/news-story/e12b7e28556fc683da8311d0d6771f61

[2]. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/labor-mp-filed-documents-for-billionaire-alp-donors-chinese-business-association-20170618-gwtg5b.html

[3]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/this-sitting-labor-mp-has-been-cultivated-by-chinese-intelligence-20180627-p4znzp.html

[4]. https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2017/chinas-operati

[5]. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/category/sam-dastayari

[6]. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jun/05/sam-dastyari-contradicted-south-china-sea-policy-a-day-after-chinese-donors-alleged-threat

[7]. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/world/australia/sam-dastyari-resigns-china.html

[8]. http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2014/04/bob-carr-lead-new-uts-australia-china-institute

[9]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-05/why-is-rudd-using-weibo-to-slam-turnbulls-china-policies/9726756?pfmredir=sm

[10]. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5136643/Kevin-Rudd-calls-Malcolm-Turnbull-step-down.html

[11]. https://www.afr.com/news/politics/world/diplomats-frozen-out-kevin-rudds-curious-meeting-with-donor-chau-chak-wing-20180524-h10ho8

[12]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/kevin-rudd-quietly-met-chau-chak-wing-in-china-20180524-p4zh99.html

[13]. https://www.afr.com/news/nsw-labor-mp-fails-to-declare-company-directorship-alongside-china-donor-20160908-grbsgq

[14]. https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2017/12/labor-follows-dastayari-chinese-trap/

[15]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/labor-has-a-cancer-growing-in-it-that-must-be-cut-out-20180218-p4z0q4.html

[16]. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/mps-on-both-sides-go-to-billionaire-huang-xiangmos-party/news-story/48005965f389fb34d37f37926ee07bf2

Concern on foreign influence.

[17]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-05/asio-china-spy-raid/8589094

[18]. https://www.smh.com.au/interactive/2017/chinas-operation-australia/hard-power.html

[19]. https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/4663-david-brophy-reviews-silent-invasion-china-s-influence-in-australia-by-clive-hamilton

[20]. https://www.afr.com/news/sam-dastyari-linked-to-chinese-patriotic-force-group-20160906-gra417

[21]. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/foreign-interference-laws-chinese-russian-state-media-will-have-to-declare-as-foreign-agents-20171206-gzzyol.html

[22]. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesasia/2017/11/29/malaysia-my-second-home/

[23]. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/16/police-raid-home-ex-malaysian-pm-corruption-scandal

[24]. http://theindependent.sg/is-malaysia-next-after-sri-lanka-falls-knee-deep-in-chinas-debt-trap/

[25]. https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/08/28/state-media-china-will-soon-be-behind-the-majority-of-infrastructure-projects-worldwide/

[26]. https://m.economictimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/china-may-put-south-asia-on-road-to-debt-trap/articleshow/58467309.cms

[27]. https://postcard.news/why-is-china-not-helping-pakistan-tide-over-their-financial-crisis/

[28]. https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/china-promoted-obor-is-a-debt-instrument-only-claim-european-experts/714066/

[29]. https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/07/12/1832876/banners-welcome-visitors-philippines-province-china

[30]. http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/07/12/Philippines-Province-of-China-banners-Metro-Manila.html
[31]. https://johnib.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/philippines-corrupt-customs-bureau-makes-mockery-of-dutertes-war-on-drugs/

[32]. Thái Công Binh Pháp

[33]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucius

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