And even with the 'cannon' in China, do we know who lit the fuse?
Almost certainly the same people who arranged for NXDOMAIN on github.com a few weeks back. They really hate that there are open source anti-censorship tools on there.
They had to stop breaking DNS for github since most of China's Internet developers couldn't get any work done anymore.
That Chinese developers are freely using a California hosting service which has benefits to everybody in the world, and everybody recognizes that the "damage" here is government, it actually gives me a bit of hope. People do prefer to cooperate on all things, until a few sociopaths get a set of keys.