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US chief of intelligence called "biggest threat to democracy in 75 years"

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US chief of intelligence called "biggest threat to democracy in 75 years"

The United States has named the biggest threat to the country in 75 years. As it turned out, all these years China hindered the world dominance of the United States in the economy, military sphere and technology, as well as democracy and freedom. And it is China that has been the "biggest threat to democracy" for many years. This is the conclusion reached by the Director of National Intelligence of the United States John Ratcliffe in an article for The Wall Street Journal.


Ratcliffe explained that he made this conclusion not from scratch, but on the basis of intelligence information. According to him, he has access to the largest amount of intelligence received by the United States in all years. After studying the information received, he came to the conclusion that it is China that represents the largest threat to the United States at the moment and the largest threat to democracy and freedom around the world since the Second World War.

China intends to dominate the US and the rest of the world in the economic, military and technological fields

- writes Ratcliffe.

As an example, the author cites the numerous arrests of Chinese in the United States for industrial, technological and scientific espionage. Every year, Chinese citizens commit theft of American intellectual property worth $ 500 billion, including in the military sphere.

(...) the theft of military technology from the United States is aimed at turning the PRC into the leading military power in the world (...) experiments are being arranged over the PLA military personnel in the hope of obtaining soldiers with biologically more advanced capabilities

- he says.

The head of national intelligence claims he has reallocated funding for the US intelligence services to focus on China.

Our generation will be judged by its response to China's attempt to reshape the world in its own image and become the dominant superpower instead of America.

- he summed up.
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  1. antivirus
    antivirus 4 December 2020 08: 39
    +21
    As it turned out, all these years, China hindered the US world domination in the economy, military field and technology, as well as democracy and freedom.

    - the United States also has democracy!
    -or just resting there, with closed eyes, after the "works of the righteous" around the world?
    1. Cube123
      Cube123 4 December 2020 08: 48
      +23
      Quote: antivirus
      As it turned out, all these years, China hindered the US world domination in the economy, military field and technology, as well as democracy and freedom.

      - the United States also has democracy!
      -or just resting there, with closed eyes, after the "works of the righteous" around the world?

      The beauty of the word "democracy" in the American interpretation is that no one knows what is meant by it at the moment. Therefore, it can be used quite arbitrarily as a cover for achieving your goals, when it is indecent to name these goals out loud. The nebulous nature of the term allows everyone to understand by it something of their own, often not at all what the person who pronounced it had in mind.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 4 December 2020 09: 01
        +12
        This is the USA. They even play football with their hands, so you shouldn't be surprised that they call fascism democracy
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha 4 December 2020 09: 07
          +8
          China's attempt to reshape the world in its own image and become the dominant superpower instead of America

          And he would also recall who delegated the United States to "bear the heavy burden" of the dominant superpower.
          They have appointed themselves to all posts, and now they do not like that someone else has such an opportunity. BSDM-shiki, damn it
          1. krot
            krot 4 December 2020 09: 49
            +7
            US chief of intelligence called "biggest threat to democracy in 75 years"

            Striped people cannot live without enemies. They are constantly looking for them. World peace is not at all their element!
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 4 December 2020 11: 18
              -1
              The outgoing administration is trying to make a confrontation with
              China is irreplaceable.
              In some ways it plays into our hands. We will definitely not fight for the place of the main enemy of the West.
              But the democrats are unlikely to develop this topic further.
              1. Vladimir Mashkov
                Vladimir Mashkov 4 December 2020 18: 54
                +1
                The United States habitually and unsubstantiated associates itself with democracy. Although there is very big questions. Otherwise, everything is correct: China is now for the USA the main a competitor for world leadership.
                1. Alex777
                  Alex777 4 December 2020 19: 21
                  +2
                  The United States habitually and unsubstantiated associates itself with democracy. Although there is very big questions.

                  When I lived in the States, and they were still relatively sane (until 11.09.2001/XNUMX/XNUMX), the Americans themselves said that the last President whom they freely chose was Kennedy.
                  Allegedly, he made such an indelible impression on the ruling circles (Caribbean crisis, amphetamines, Merlin Monroe, connections with the mafia, etc.) that he himself was shot, and after him all elections were organized and directed.
                  If this version is correct, there has long been no power of the people (democracy) there. hi
                  And there are questions about the current elections. IMHO, Trump won them, but unlike the previous elections, he was already "expected" and "nicely" rolled by.
      2. vVvAD
        vVvAD 4 December 2020 20: 58
        +6
        J.V. Stalin chewed everything and put it in his mouth:
        I have always thought that democracy is the rule of the people, but Comrade Roosevelt clearly explained to me that democracy is the rule of the American people.

        What's not clear ?!
        1. bk316
          bk316 7 December 2020 16: 27
          0
          What's not clear ?!

          Clear is clear, only THIS ALREADY NOT TRUE.
          The American people do not have any power, a handful of manipulators, shadow oligarchs have, but the people do not. This was openly stated by the President of the United States in his speech about the Deep State.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 December 2020 09: 03
      +4
      Quote: antivirus
      there is also democracy in the USA!

      Western democracy, as a perverted form of the bourgeois state, was invented in the states, so they have this parody of democracy. Although the guy from Braunau believed that they also had democracy in Germany.
    3. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 4 December 2020 09: 25
      +1
      The article reads: After studying the information received, he came to the conclusion that it is China that represents the largest threat to the United States in the Present Moment and the largest threat to democracy and freedom around the world since the Second World War.
    4. withoutreverse
      withoutreverse 4 December 2020 10: 01
      +13
      "The biggest threat to democracy in 75 years" is posed by the US itself ... and its intelligence agencies.
  2. Doccor18
    Doccor18 4 December 2020 08: 44
    +4
    John Ratcliffe is probably too young to know history. He does not know how Nixon courted Mao, and Carter Xiaoping ...
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 4 December 2020 09: 17
      +2
      Only not Xiaoping, but Deng.) You are not saying that Nixon courted Zedong.) In China, they talk about the ideas of comrades Mao, Deng and Xi.
  3. Charik
    Charik 4 December 2020 08: 45
    -13%
    This is great fellows, the usa scratched a half-wheel of technology - not like ours (Su57 is similar in shape to F22, Hunter UAV is similar to F177) - so little things laughing
    1. Hog
      Hog 4 December 2020 08: 57
      +17
      ours (Su57 is similar in shape to F22, Hunter UAV is similar to F177

      Yeah, both have wings laughing
      1. Dimy4
        Dimy4 4 December 2020 09: 52
        0
        Yeah, both have wings laughing

        Does the plane have wings? Strange belay
        1. Charik
          Charik 4 December 2020 15: 10
          -4
          also tail and paws
      2. Charik
        Charik 4 December 2020 15: 13
        -6
        all planes have wings, and these are almost identical in the shape of the glider, in vain did Anka Chapman in America "khe-khe" did anyone
    2. Cowbra
      Cowbra 4 December 2020 09: 02
      +7
      Well, yes, but that the F-35 has an engine from the Yak-141 - that's it, little things))) Or that they pioneered the laser in the USSR during the "perestroika"
      1. Charik
        Charik 4 December 2020 15: 14
        -3
        everyone scratches each other, but the Chinese hike more than anyone
      2. DAQ
        DAQ 5 December 2020 02: 27
        +2
        Well, yes, but that the F-35 has an engine from the Yak-141 - that's it, little things))) Or that they pioneered the laser in the USSR during "perestroika

        Not really. You are going overboard. They took the concept for the f-35B vertical from the yak. It was a great idea with a fan. Well, the rotary nozzle. Basically, they took the concept, perhaps some technical solutions for that same rotary nozzle.
        But the development is still American. On the A / C version, they are definitely not Soviet engines, even in concept.
    3. Ascold1901
      Ascold1901 4 December 2020 09: 06
      +10
      Believe it or not, everyone has round wheels, and planes with wings!))) An interesting approach is to evaluate the technique by its appearance.
  4. parusnik
    parusnik 4 December 2020 08: 46
    +5
    Every year, Chinese citizens commit theft of American intellectual property worth $ 500 billion, including in the military sphere.
    Here are the Chinese working ... smile
    1. Cube123
      Cube123 4 December 2020 08: 59
      +2
      Quote: parusnik
      Here are the Chinese working ... smile

      Oh, it always depends on who is counting. Approximately how Microsoft considers its losses. The number of legal copies is multiplied by the value of the legal one. And it does not take into account the fact that someone who uses an illegal copy will never buy a licensed one. You can only try to MAKE it the Law.
      1. Svetlana
        Svetlana 4 December 2020 09: 10
        +1
         And it does not take into account the fact that whoever uses an illegal copy will never buy a licensed one.

        Is not a fact. Of course, I judge by myself, but until 2000 I never bought either Windows or an office. But in recent years I began to buy it, because the software became much cheaper and there was no point in "breaking" it.
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 December 2020 09: 05
      +2
      Quote: parusnik
      Here are the Chinese working ...

      So, the minke whales, without immediately stumbling, can transfer their entire industry to China, and there will be no problems.
    3. lucul
      lucul 4 December 2020 09: 14
      -1
      Every year, Chinese citizens commit theft of American intellectual property worth $ 500 billion, including in the military sphere.
      Here are the Chinese working ...

      Patriots of their country! It is only welcome.
      These are not ours ... whose homeland is where one place is warm
    4. Fat
      Fat 4 December 2020 09: 25
      +2
      Quote: parusnik
      Every year, Chinese citizens commit theft of American intellectual property worth $ 500 billion, including in the military sphere.
      Here are the Chinese working ... smile

      It's funny. Why not a trillion? Lie what you want, no one can check anyway ...
      Probably because no one will believe in such a sum, and half a trillion may already be "reliable" ...
      Interesting. If a scientist of Chinese origin patented some stunning invention in the US, would it be US intellectual property? Or is it the intellectual property of that unfortunate Chinese?
    5. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 6 December 2020 22: 02
      0
      Quote: parusnik
      Every year, Chinese citizens commit theft of American intellectual property worth $ 500 billion, including in the military sphere.
      Here are the Chinese working ... smile

      Well yes! lol downright $ 500 billion. They love all kinds of exaggeration staff, in any area.
  5. Alien From
    Alien From 4 December 2020 08: 47
    0
    They got drunk like a drunk to the radio, to their democracy)))
  6. Mouse
    Mouse 4 December 2020 08: 49
    +6
    once again, the palm goes to China ... laughing
    let's hear what they say tomorrow ...
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 December 2020 09: 06
      +3
      Quote: Mouse
      once again, the palm goes to China ...
      let's hear what they say tomorrow ...

      And tomorrow they will say that this is again the intrigues of the Kremlin and Petrov and Bashirov.
  7. zwlad
    zwlad 4 December 2020 08: 49
    +5
    China hindered democracy and freedom

    I wonder how? How could China interfere with democracy and freedom in the United States?
    Chinese spies threw in millions of ballots in the US elections for Xi Jinping, and Chinese police forces dispersed demonstrators on the streets of US cities ..
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 4 December 2020 09: 10
      +4
      Quote: zwlad
      How could China interfere with democracy and freedom in the United States?

      We cannot understand American thinking, and what freedom and democracy are. In the Third Reich, they also believed that there was freedom and democracy. Come on them, "What would the child not amuse himself, as long as the boob is not asked."
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 4 December 2020 09: 21
        0
        The Nazis were negative about democracy.
        1. Charik
          Charik 4 December 2020 15: 18
          +1
          But democracy at 45 reacted positively to them - even sheltered many
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 4 December 2020 08: 51
    +6
    For the first time, an American official approached the study of the problem soberly, without idiotic clichés. True, when China began to step on the heels in all respects
    1. Kara
      Kara 4 December 2020 09: 57
      +18
      Quote: APASUS
      The first time, an American official approached the study of the problem soberly

      Yes, China is the main threat for them, but for some reason they hate us.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 4 December 2020 09: 59
        +4
        Quote: Kara
        Yes, China is the main threat for them, but for some reason they hate us.

        We are more of an ideological threat to them, while China is an economic one. That's why all the arrows are at us, and the Chinese very rarely comment on something, but just silently do it.
        1. Kara
          Kara 4 December 2020 10: 02
          +17
          Quote: APASUS
          We are more an ideological threat to them, and China is an economic

          It is all the more surprising since China remained communist, while Russia now has market capitalism. This means that ideology was still a cover.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 4 December 2020 12: 32
            -1
            Quote: Kara
            This means that ideology was still a cover.

            For the United States, we represent the enemy as a conservative form of development, and they are more and more progressive. The threat is that many countries support us unofficially, for example, the Muslim world cannot agree with many progressive ideas of the Americans, for them this is not acceptable in principle
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 4 December 2020 12: 57
      0
      China is already giving them its heels. outstripped
  9. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 4 December 2020 08: 53
    +3
    a large-scale campaign to draw a new image of the global enemy of the "democratic world" of elves continues ... it's not new for us ... since the times of the USSR we have already gone through this)) ... and officials like those who have access))) the main thing is not infa. .. and how you look at it))
  10. Ros 56
    Ros 56 4 December 2020 08: 54
    +3
    A bad dancer is always hindered by a Faberge. There were striped shepherds (cowboys), the same mentality remained with them.
  11. Svetlana
    Svetlana 4 December 2020 09: 04
    +1
    Wow, what a rich country. They steal 500 billion dollars annually, and they are still alive.
  12. Egoza
    Egoza 4 December 2020 09: 08
    +6
    AS! Hasn't Russia been stopping you for 75 years? Well, wait, then your new president said that he broke his leg when he tried to grab the dog by the tail. This is how he catches a dog by the tail, and you will catch all the spies at once, establish absolute democracy, and win China in all spheres.
  13. Sidor Amenpodestovich
    Sidor Amenpodestovich 4 December 2020 09: 09
    +3
    Ratcliffe explained that he did not draw this conclusion from scratch,

    but the place that explodes from interference in the elections, Russian hackers, Wagner's mercenaries. carnival Skripals, etc.
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  15. Prisoner
    Prisoner 4 December 2020 09: 44
    +1
    And about how the "supernation" steals and outbids this very "intellectual property" silence. They look for all the specks in other people's eyes, and remove the lack of time from their own deadwood. winked
  16. Alex Justice
    Alex Justice 4 December 2020 09: 47
    +1
    China spread them like suckers. While America was spending huge sums of money to enslave Russia, China quietly did its job. The train left. China will control all of Southeast Asia.
  17. aszzz888
    aszzz888 4 December 2020 09: 57
    0
    China intends to dominate the US and the rest of the world in the economic, military and technological fields

    - writes Ratcliffe.
    And for this he had to stir up tons of documents ?! laughing And who's to say that the Merikatos are smart? wassat
  18. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 4 December 2020 11: 01
    +3
    US dominance in the economy, military and technology, as well as democracy and freedom was hampered by China
    Again we were pushed into the second place by the "threat", putting China in the "favorites". And it was rumored that Biden was planning to make friends with the PRC, though somehow in a new way. But it turns out that not everything is so simple. Resentment about the success in the economy of another country turns out to be not rusting among Americans.
  19. Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 4 December 2020 11: 48
    -1
    Quote: tihonmarine
    Quote: parusnik
    Here are the Chinese working ...

    So, the minke whales, without immediately stumbling, can transfer their entire industry to China, and there will be no problems.

    so they initially got burned on it bully
  20. Salavatsky Ministry of Emergency Situations
    +1
    United States National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe made me very upset! What other kind of China? Okst, Ratcliffe, why not Russia?
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  22. iouris
    iouris 4 December 2020 13: 18
    +1
    Democracy is a state system in the United States in which only Democrats (Democratic Party appointees) win. Republican victories will end with Trump's departure.
  23. Antokha
    Antokha 4 December 2020 16: 26
    +2
    Our generation will be judged by its response to China's attempt to reshape the world in its own image and become the dominant superpower instead of America.
    China will be given a lot of space in history books, but a chapter will be written about America in 100 years. There was, they say, such an early ripening empire, but quickly decayed, greatly spoiling the nerves of the whole world. In generations of Americans, is anyone going to dig. And America itself will no longer be able to write its own history textbooks.
  24. Igor Dvornikov
    Igor Dvornikov 4 December 2020 21: 52
    +1
    Intellectual property obtained with the help of Chinese or Russian scientists (poached by the United States) has nothing to do with the United States. It remains Chinese or Russian.
  25. Alexfly
    Alexfly 5 December 2020 12: 05
    0
    Maybe he is right, though with some caveat. The threat is not to democracy in general, but to American democracy, which is a semblance of democracy (judging, at least, by their electoral system), but in principle to a pure capitalist system .. China used the greed of capital to develop itself, a little more and will be able to demand conditions of preferences for yourself.
  26. Baron pardus
    Baron pardus 5 December 2020 18: 22
    +2
    The fact that the United States is rapidly degrading, socially and culturally, but also economically, over the past 12 years, despite the fact that Trump tried to slow it down, make me believe more and more that it is not China, but the United States (and at the same time Islam) that creates the greatest threat to civilization. State control over private enterprises (which will commit ANY crime if they are guaranteed 300% of the profit) is not evil. But the uncontrollable greed of monopolies and mega corporations - which will sell you any rubbish, from vaccines with tons of side effects to food stuffed with steroids and chemicals, this is evil. Support for a traditional family is NOT a threat to society, but support for all sorts of perverts and the destruction of the institution of the family is a threat to society because "Traditional family is the cornerstone of a healthy society." "It doesn't matter what color the cat is, as long as he catches mice" is not a threat to civilization, but "black lives matter" (which means the rest are less valuable) and there is a threat to civilization .... Well, further down the list. The further, the more in this confrontation I sympathize with China, not the United States, whose country I served for 6 years and which I began to think of as my country, Especially after the farce called "democratic elections in the citadel of freedom", where Trump was simply stolen victory, as if in some kind of Honduras. And the phrase "The wrong country was called Honduras" is applicable not only to Russia but also to the United States. I sincerely hope that the Chinese communists, Biden and his liberals schoblo good muzzles on the manure.
  27. businessv
    businessv 6 December 2020 00: 04
    +1
    As it turned out, all these years, China hindered the world domination of the United States in the economy, military field and technology, as well as democracy and freedom.
    Well, what can you say? The next messiah of country X has seen clear! And this is not a letter of the Latin alphabet! Another X is another attack on a normally developing country. And why are they, Hmm, not living normally? Why does someone constantly bother them? As for me, their own eyes interfere with them because due to the absence of a brain in the X-th organism, their eyes cannot comprehend what they see!
  28. t-12
    t-12 6 December 2020 00: 30
    -1
    The United States will not let China get ahead of itself. The war with China is literally 5-10 years.

    The Russian Federation will also not stay aside.
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