Saturday, January 07, 2006

Wally World and China: Part Two

Below is a post which questions the prudence of WalMart associating itself so closely with Red China. We also mention GM and Microsoft. The combox contains links to more stories about Red China's atrocities--which are being studiously ignored by the Bush Administration.

As we have mentioned often on this blogsite, Red China is NOT our "friend." Even George Bush has acknowledged that they are 'competitors' of the US. It was clear to Douglas MacArthur 50 YEARS ago that Red China was a menace--and nothing has really changed except for the strategy adopted by the dictators over there.

Until the late 1970's or so, Red China was determined to increase or maintain its hegemony in the Far East through military means--the legacy of its Great Leader, Mao, who was a soldier and an avid Communist. However, when the leadership changed, so did the focus.

In the next several years, it became apparent to the Chinese dictators that there were more than one ways to skin a cat (or a dissident prisoner, as Lost Budgie points out.) So the Chinese adopted "capitalism." They decided that Joe Stalin was right--they could hang the West with the rope the West was very willing to sell them.

They were able to persuade Newt Gingrich (now running for President) and Bill Clinton (money talks) to include PRChina in the roster of "civilized economic countries" approved through MFN and the WTO, in effect opening a second front in their war against the US (and the West in general.) While this was good news for unfettered capitalism, it was bad news for (among others) Mexican laborers, whose jobs immediately went to Red China. US labor, whether union-organized or not, also took it on the chops.

But PRChina NEVER forgot the military option, and continues to use it--through nominees. The University of Wisconsin's Wisconsin Project reminds us:

Iran has turned down the most promising prospect for compromise: a Russian proposal that would have allowed Iran to continue operating some enrichment-related plants but would have moved uranium enrichment itself to Russia. … Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani officially rejected it on January 1.

On December 23, 2005, the U.S. State Department punished nine entities under the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 for transferring equipment and technology to Iran that could be used in mass destruction weapon programs. The sanctions were reportedly imposed for transfers of missile and chemical weapon-useable material. Six of the nine companies punished were Chinese, and two had been previously sanctioned by the State Department for similar activities.

China, Russia and North Korea have combined to supply Iran’s missiles. Iran’s 1,300 kilometer Shahab-3 missile is essentially an imported North Korean Nodong missile enhanced by Russian technology. … it is widely assumed that if Iran fields a Shahab-4 missile, it will be a copy of Russia’s SS-4 missile. Both the Nodong and the SS-4 can carry a nuclear warhead. North Korea, in addition to selling the Nodong missile, has furnished Iran a fleet of SCUD-B and SCUD-C short-range missiles, plus the factories to make them.

For at least the last decade, Chinese organizations have also sold Iran the ingredients and equipment needed to make poison gas. According to the latest CIA report, Iran has continued to seek “production technology, training, and expertise” from Chinese entities. In 1996, the press reported that China was sending entire factories for making poison gas to Iran, including special glass-lined vessels for mixing precursor chemicals and hundreds of tons of chemicals useful for making nerve agents.

HT: Random 10

Look folks--this is serious. The United States' policy towards Red China cannot continue its course of benign neglect. We cannot turn a blind eye to the PRC dictators' butchery, persecutions, sales-of-body-parts, theft of IP, and cooperation with the Triad gangs.

Perhaps Microsoft, WallyWorld, and GM (and there are hundreds more, including Volkswagen from Europe) will have to take a few hits.


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