Monday, May 12, 2008

News of the Weekend (May 10-12)

Counterfeit computer parts from Communist China installed in government computers: According to ABC News, the fake Communist exports "were sold to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center, U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center, the General Services Administration, the U.S. air base in Spangdahlem, Germany -- which is home to the Air Force's 52nd Fighter Wing -- and defense contractor Raytheon." These agencies (and Raytheon) "thought they were getting top-notch products from Cisco" (Also reporting: IDG News via Yahoo).

Faulty electrical system from Communist China kills American soldiers in Iraq: Because of improper grounding, Communist Chinese systems such as those that have electrocuted Americans in Iraq "did not comply with U.S. electrical safety standards" (Pittsburgh Tribune Review), and thus are not allowed to be used here.

Communist China provided key parts for North Korea-built nuclear facility in Syria: Unnamed firms from Communist China sold parts to Namchongang Trading (a.k.a. NCG), a firm "owned" by a lackey of Kim Jong-il that "provided the critical link between Pyongyang and Damascus" (Washington Post) for the latter's nuclear weapons program.

More news from "another Chinese province": The boxes of documents that the Stalinist regime handed to the United States is now out of North Korea (BBC), while several "analysts" continue to be in denial about the regime (One Free Korea). Meanwhile, a more detailed account of the Communist Chinese colony's ties to terrorism comes to light (OFK).

More 0n Communist China and the rest of the world: Japanese Prime Minister is friendly with Communist China (Washington Post), but the parliament is about to repeal domestic restrictions against space weaponry (BBC). Hugo Chavez and his Communist allies plan a joint oil venture in Venezuela (Bloomberg). Peter Coates warns his fellow Australians about getting to cozy with Communist China (Epoch Times).

Olympic news and commentary: As the torch entered and left Xiamen (BBC), uneasiness about the Communist Olympiad continues. The Washington Post editors rip the Int'l Olympic Committee's attempt to silence participating athletes. The Epoch Times has several pieces: Pam McLennan on human rights as the Games approach, Feng Changle on the militarism surrounding them, and Thomas Kleiber comparing 2008 to 1936. Meanwhile, Sushil Seth (Taipei Times via Boycott 2008) notes how the Communists are the authors of their own pre-Olympic problems, and David Matas writes about using the Games to shame the regime into ending organ harvesting (Boycott 2008).

More on the future of Commmunist China: The Independent (UK) lists the failures the cadres must face; the Times of India (via Boycott 2008) focuses on the impoverished interior and how it could lead to the downfall of the regime; and David Frum (National Review Online) laments the destruction of Old Beijing.

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