APP: Commentary By Mata Press ServiceHere is an old adage from the world of espionage. It goes something like this.
Consider a beach the target country and the sand on it the coveted intelligence.
The Americans would use satellites to probe from high altitudes what they can make of it.
The Israelis would creep up onto the beach at night in inflatable boats and grab a bagful for analysis.
The Chinese would declare a national holiday, send everyone to the beach so they can all pocket a bit of sand and bring it home.
As former FBI analyst Paul D. Moore puts it; “In China’s model, anyone and everyone is a potential intelligence asset.”
The quicker our elected officials understand this, the safer Canada will be.
Richard Fadden, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service was trying to articulate this fact when he warned in a CBC interview that some of our elected politicians, including municipal officials in B.C., are under the influence of foreign governments.
“There are several municipal politicians in British Columbia and in at least two provinces there are ministers of the Crown who we think are under at least the general influence of a foreign government,” said our top spy before being forced to backtrack on his comments because it triggered a tongue lashing from the Chinese-Canadian community and politicians from coast-to-coast.
What Fadden was saying was not new because it has been said many times before in reports, analysis and interviews across the globe.
It is however alarming that our naïve politicians don’t and won’t believe what Fadden said is happening. Read More