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Sunday, September 30, 2007
Huawei Tech looks for a piece of an American IT military contractor
Hauwei Technologies - the Communsist Chinese firm that was caught helping Saddam Hussein integrate his air defenses - is looking for U.S. approval to acquire a minority stake in 3Com. 3Com is a major IT contractor down here in the U.S. Among other things, it helps the Department of Defense ward off cyber attacks from hostile forces - including Communist China.
The prospect of a Communist technology firm getting its hands on even a piece of 3Com is troubling for all of us who are worried about the Chinese Communist Party and its plans for the free world.
I have already sent an open letter to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) asking them to reject the deal. I humbly ask all American readers of the Shotgun to do the same.
The Canadian readership can be helpful, too. It is well known down here that President Bush will listen to leaders he considers his friends - and Stephen Harper is definitely considered one of them. If you were to ask the Canadian government to weigh in against this deal, it could be quite helpful. I'm not asking for Harper to do anything publicly (in fact, that could be counterproductive), but some quiet, friendly advice may just do the trick.
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They spy and infiltrate to get what they want. When necessary and feasible, they buy what they need.
Of course, if Shrillerry should (Heaven forbid!) get back into the White House, she will give them whatever they ask for in exchange for a few million dollars in illegal donations to her campaign - just like Billybob did in the 1990's.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-01 5:20:13 AM
This is sadly nothing new. We trade and fawn all over these communist dictators. Our so-called "free enterprise" multinationals are firmly ensconced in the communist "business system."
Read this horror story from a Chinese dissident
Gao Zhisheng's Open Letter to the United States Congress
By Gao Zhisheng
Posted by: Stephen J. Gray | 2007-10-01 9:13:53 AM
Here is more info on Chinese weapons. SJG.
Reports say Chinese-made weapons used by Taliban
Updated Wed. Sep. 12 2007 10:56 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
Despite allegations that Chinese-made weapons are falling into Taliban hands and further endangering Canadian soldiers, Canada's foreign affairs minister never addressed the issue to his Chinese counterpart during the APEC summit last week, CTV News has learned.
Both U.S. and British officials have questioned China on the weapons, while Defence Minister Peter MacKay acknowledged Wednesday he's worried about the reports.
"We're concerned about any country -- neighbouring country or otherwise -- that embarks in the arming of the Taliban, a terrorist organization," said MacKay in Halifax.
Asked if he had spoken to China about the issue, he replied: "I have not personally spoken directly with the Chinese, but we know that officials are undertaking efforts to verify some of this information as we speak."
U.S. and British soldiers have recovered new armour-piercing roadside bombs, which they allege have been manufactured in China and sent into Afghanistan through Iran.
And just last month, Canadian soldiers say they discovered a Chinese-made mortar near the site of a roadside explosion that killed Pte. Simon Longtin.
In the past six months, 19 Canadian soldiers have died from roadside bombs.
"Unavoidably and unfortunately, Canadian soldiers might be falling victim to those weapons," said Michel Juneau-Katsuya, a former CSIS intelligence officer now with the Northgate Group, a security firm.
Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier travelled with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Australia last week, to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's leaders' summit in Sydney.
But sources told CTV News he never raised concerns about whether Chinese-made weapons were being used against Canadian troops in Afghanistan by insurgents.
"Why didn't Mr. Bernier take the time to ask that question, since Canada and our troops are on the front lines now?" asked Liberal defence critic Denis Coderre.
A former adviser to Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day said the government should be pressing the issue with China.
"We should be telling them they have a choice: they can either be friends with the Taliban or they can be friends with us," said Scott Newark.
Earlier this month, an unidentified senior Afghan official acknowledged the problem to the BBC, saying: "Chinese HN-5 anti-aircraft missiles are with the Taliban, we know this... and we are worried where the Taliban gets them. Some of these weapons have been made recently in Chinese factories."
But Lu Shumin, China's ambassador to Canada, denied the allegations.
"Clearly, this is groundless. China has very strict rules on selling our weapons," he said.
With a report by CTV Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife
Posted by: Stephen J. Gray | 2007-10-01 9:21:11 AM
D.J. McGuire -
Thanks for your attentiveness and diligence.
That President Bush responds only to overwhealming pressure of numbers is the message from the illegal immigration invasion which he encouraged.
I've sent so many scalding, acidic, threatening and cajoling letters to President Bush and my congressional representatives that I'm resigned to the fact they refuse to read their own constituent mail and instead rely on idiotic main stream media "analysis" (e.g. "Republican voters turned against the War" WHAT !!!!! ??????).
Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2007-10-01 9:40:30 AM
Excellent Stephen and spot on.
Conrad, the problem you describe is not unique to the U.S. Believe me I know just how frustrating it is, but I refuse to throw in the towel and shall continue to raise my concerns and congratulations when appropriate.
Posted by: Alain | 2007-10-01 12:05:41 PM
And in more Shrillery dirty money news:
"Hillary's $30,000 Fans Are Her 'Cult' Following"
A purported pyramid-scheme operator who was run out of Arkansas when Bill Clinton was governor has reinvented himself as the head of an upstate New York group accused of being a "cult" - and his devotees have pumped thousands into Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential run. Executives and top associates of the Albany-based NXIVM group - along with their family members - donated $29,900 to Clinton's presidential campaign, according to federal records.
I AM NEVER surprised at the weirdos who hang around the Clintons and contribute to them. I am always surprised at the lack of interest in the contributors by the MSM. If they would cover her without bias, they would have News Bulletins every day. I still haven't heard anything from the MSM about Bill Clinton's business dealings with a crooked Italian, and most news about Hsu has also been dropped.
The Clinton Creed: Take Money First - ask questions later.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-01 12:18:47 PM
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