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24.03.06, 09:34
Nu , tego to nawet felusiak nie strawi ,...

uklony

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U.S. Hiring Hong Kong Co. to Scan Nukes
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Friday March 24, 2006 12:46 AM

By TED BRIDIS and JOHN SOLOMON - Associated Press Writers


WASHINGTON (AP) - In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush
administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear
materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and
elsewhere.

The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa
Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running
a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American
customs agents present.

Freeport in the Bahamas is 65 miles from the U.S. coast, where cargo would be
likely to be inspected again. The contract is currently being finalized.

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While President Bush recently reassured Congress that foreigners would not
manage security at U.S. ports, the Hutchison deal in the Bahamas illustrates
how the administration is relying on foreign companies at overseas ports to
safeguard cargo headed to the United States.

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5707111,00.html
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  • 24.03.06, 09:51
    Tutaj to samo z innej perspektywy ,...

    uklony

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    Chinese Warlords 1, Bush 0 - U.S. Hiring Hong Kong Firm to Scan Nukes
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    China Defeats U.S. National Security - Charles Smith - Thursday, March 23, 2006


    The upcoming visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao has sparked a "forgive and
    forget" attitude not seen before inside the White House and halls of Congress.
    Accordingly, the Bush administration quietly announced its first concession to
    China, to celebrate the visit.

    The quiet publication of a waiver in the Federal Register notes that China will
    not be held responsible for its continued proliferation of weapons. These
    weapons include sales of advanced Chinese cruise missile and ballistic missile
    technology to the mullahs of Iran.

    www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/3/22/202023.shtml
  • 24.03.06, 09:56
    może MOGĄ SOBIE NA TO POZWOLIĆ?
    moze mają coś "lepszego" w zanadrzu?
  • 24.03.06, 10:04
    Ja ci moge powidziec co my nie mamy w zanadrzu , a co Chiny maja , znaczy siem
    okolo 1000 milliardow surplus w handlu z nami i trzymaja nas za jaja ,...

    uklony

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    może MOGĄ SOBIE NA TO POZWOLIĆ?
    moze mają coś "lepszego" w zanadrzu?
  • 24.03.06, 10:24
    Już na pierwszy rzut oka pachnie dyrdymałami.
    O ile mi wiadomo Bahamas to odrebne, niezalezne państwo, prawda?
    W tym państwie jest port we Freeport, czyz tak nie jest?
    A kto prowadzi przeładunki we Freeport? Firma HPH Group która należy do
    konglomeratu Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.
    Jest rzecza zrozumiałą, ze HPH bedzie przeswietlac cargo przeladowuwane
    --
    " Never underestimate the power of stupid people"
  • 24.03.06, 10:28
    przy własnym nabrzeżu.
    Sprawa jest niezwykle prosta. Albo bedziemy placic HPH za przeswietlanie albo
    nie bedzie przeswietlania.
    Cytowane przez ciebie wypoty pisane sa przez gó..arzy szukajacych sensacji w
    studzience kanalizacyjnej a nie reporterow z krwi i kosci.
    Juz dawno twierdziłem, ze dziennikarstwo upadlo uwiklane w polityczne przepychanki
    i kazdego dnia dostaje dowody na slusznosc mojej tezy.
    --
    " Never underestimate the power of stupid people"
  • 24.03.06, 10:48
    Port na Bahamas nalezy do pana Li Ka Shing , to juz wygrzebalem , jutro mu sie
    przyjrze - Wyglada na to ze ciekawa postac - Dowody na powiazania z Peoples
    Army nie do podwazenia ,...

    Ide spac ,...

    uklony

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    Dubai Ports Deal Is Not a Threat
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    Charles R. Smith Monday, Feb. 27, 2006

    The recent major flap over the United Arab Emirates company Dubai Ports World
    is rapidly turning into a disaster for both Congress and the U.S. mainstream
    media.

    The pending deal where the U.A.E. company will run several American port
    operations has spun out of the realm of logic and into the world of conspiracy
    and gossip.

    The problem is that several politicians have come out in opposition to the deal
    because Dubai Ports is an "Arab" company. The Democrats in Congress have
    focused on the president and his support for the deal, playing on this racist
    theme in the hope of appearing tough on Muslim terrorists.

    The reality is that Dubai Ports has an excellent record of operating ports
    worldwide. The record shows that Dubai Ports appears to be far more interested
    in business and profits than in politics.

    They currently run ports in China, Korea, India and other hot spots around the
    world. Yet none of the host countries have come forward with complaints about
    lax security, terrorists or increased crime.


    Still, others oppose the deal because the United Arab Emirates is the home of
    some of the 9/11 terrorists.

    Unfortunately, that logic also falls apart when one notes that the 9/11
    terrorists used Germany for a base, passed through several Western nations and
    were at home here in the U.S. without so much as a peep from the American law
    enforcement community.

    Real Proof Needed

    I have opposed previous efforts by foreign firms to acquire U.S. ports,
    technology and corporate assets for sale. However, my opposition was rooted in
    documented proof, linking the companies in question to known national security
    threats.

    I have consistently opposed dealings with Hutchison Whampoa, a firm directly
    linked to the Chinese military. This opposition carried over to two
    administrations with efforts to sell the U.S. port at Long Beach, the Panama
    Canal ports and the proposed acquisition of communications firm Global Crossing
    by Hutchison Whampoa.


    Li Ka Shing owns the huge shipping firm Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. and the giant
    Far East investment firm Cheong Kong Holdings. Li was also a "member of the
    boards of directors of the China International Trust and Investment Corporation
    (CITIC)."

    CITIC is the bank of the Chinese army (People's Liberation Army, or PLA),
    providing financing for Chinese army weapons sales and Western technology
    purchases. CITIC is known to have set up Chinese arms front companies such as
    Poly Technologies.

    CITIC also owns a controlling interest in the Hong Kong-based Asia Satellite
    Telecom Co. Ltd., or AsiaSat. AsiaSat, a company founded in 1988, operates
    several communications satellites in the Far East bought from U.S.
    manufacturers such as Hughes.

    AsiaSat signed an exclusive deal with billionaire Li Ka Shing to carry his STAR
    television service – 54 channels of premium cable/satellite television. In
    addition to the direct TV broadcasts of STAR, AsiaSat satellites also regularly
    carry communications traffic for Chinese military units and Chinese military-
    owned companies.

    A 1996 report written by then U.S. Ambassador to China James Sasser noted that
    the Chinese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and Chinese
    billionaire Li Ka Shing were both directly involved with the PLA in financing
    the communications networks for the Chinese army.

    The U.S. government was not the only entity aware of Li Ka Shing's close
    working relationship with the Chinese army. In 1997, the Rand Corporation wrote
    a secret report on the "Chinese Defense Industry" and it also included a
    section on billionaire Li Ka Shing.

    The Rand Corporation report highlights Li Ka Shing's direct connections to the
    Chinese military. According the Rand report, "Hutchison Whampoa of Hong Kong,
    controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka Shing, is also negotiating for PLA
    wireless system contracts, which would build upon his equity interest in
    [Chinese army] Poly-owned Yangpu Land Development Company, which is building
    infrastructure on China's Hainan Island."

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    O ile mi wiadomo Bahamas to odrebne, niezalezne państwo, prawda?
    W tym państwie jest port we Freeport, czyz tak nie jest?


  • 24.03.06, 15:07
    Wiecej na temat powiazan pana Li Ka Shing ,...

    uklony

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    Airline Insecurity: Red Skies in Canada
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    Charles R. Smith - Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004


    There is a great deal of security concern over who is flying on foreign
    airliners bound for the United States. However, there seems to be little if any
    security concern over the ownership of foreign airlines. Victor Li, son of the
    famed Chinese billionaire Li Ka-shing, is poised to take control of Canada's
    flag airline, Air Canada, by plunking down more than a half billion dollars.
    Victor Li holds a dual Canadian-Chinese citizenship, which entitles him to buy
    as much as 31 percent of Air Canada and appoint five of Air Canada's board of
    directors.

    His offer has a great deal of appeal to the bankrupt airline. The restructuring
    deal gives $450 million in shares to Air Canada's creditors.

    Li's offer also cuts out Air Canada's other investors, leaving them only a
    fraction of a percent of the airline.

    The biggest problem with Victor Li is his close working and financial
    relationship with his father. The Li family was the subject of a massive
    Canadian intelligence and RCMP probe, Project Sidewinder. The final
    report, "Chinese Intelligence Services and Triads Financial Links in Canada,"
    concluded that Li Ka-shing is closely associated with the Chinese government.


    The fact is that Li Ka-shing is no ordinary billionaire. His company Hutchison
    Whampoa operates the two ports on the Panama Canal, the Pacific port of Balboa
    and the Atlantic port of Cristobal. Li Ka-shing's official bio from the Clinton
    White House states that the billionaire was convicted of insider trading in
    1984 but served no time in jail.

    According to recently declassified documents from the U.S. Commerce Department,
    Li Ka-shing is a very special man in Beijing, Washington and Hong Kong.

    "Li is reputed to have a close business relationship with key figures in
    Beijing and he has a number of real estate and infrastructure projects in the
    mainland. These close relationships were said to be key to his obtaining the
    prime site on Beijing's Wangfujing for his USD2 billion Oriental Plaza
    Project," states an August 1999 from the American Embassy in Hong Kong.

    Li Ka-shing paid $125 million to kidnappers to return his son Victor. According
    to reports, the kidnappers took two days to retrieve the large sum of money. Li
    reportedly also asked Chinese President Jiang Zemin to help capture the
    criminals. According to official U.S. documents, Li got his revenge and more.

    "Some have suggested that it was because of Li's mainland connections that the
    man behind the 1996 kidnapping of his son Victor was arrested last year in
    China and swiftly executed. Li is a leading member of Hong Kong's ethnic
    Chinese business elite, a tycoon who is no democrat. This fact is reflected in
    his recent claim that he canceled a HKD10 billion (USD1.3 billion) project
    because of the unfavorable business climate created by Hong Kong's politicized
    (more democratic) business climate."

    Li and the Chinese Army


    The United States is concerned about the Chinese billionaire's growing
    influence. To protect national security, the Bush administration recently sank
    a deal to sell the international communications firm Global Crossing to Li Ka-
    shing and Hutchison Whampoa.

    The fact is that Li Ka-shing has a long history of helping the Chinese military
    erect communications networks using U.S.-made equipment. For example, in 1989
    Li Ka-shing raised $120 million to buy a Hughes communications satellite for
    AsiaSat.

    AsiaSat is also a front company for the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
    According to Aviation Week and Space Technology, AsiaSat is part owned by the
    Chinese Army unit COSTIND or the Commission on Science, Technology and Industry
    for National Defense. The AsiaSat Hughes satellite regularly carries "military
    communications" traffic for PLA units and Chinese military owned companies.

    A 1996 report written by then U.S. Ambassador to China James Sasser alleges
    that the Chinese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and Li Ka-shing
    were directly involved with the PLA in financing the communications networks
    for the Chinese army.

    The report also states that the PLA was directly involved in the so-
    called "civilian" Chinese fiber optic communication systems. Sasser's report
    noted that the PLA actively worked on a Ministry of Posts and
    Telecommunications (MPT) fiber optic network that the Clinton administration
    stated was "civil" for the House National Security Committee.

    "For example," wrote Sasser, "in laying long distance fiber optic lines for the
    MPT's telephones and digital data network, the PLA has provided soldiers to do
    much of the work. The PLA cadres are considered disciplined and hard working.
    Once the cable has been laid, the MPT typically allocates some of the bandwidth
    to the PLA."


    In 1997, the Rand Corp. wrote a secret report on the "Chinese Defense Industry"
    and included a section on Li Ka-shing and his business with the Chinese army.

    The Rand report was obtained in a successful federal lawsuit against the
    Commerce Department. The report highlights Li Ka-shing's direct connections to
    the Chinese military.

    According to Rand's report, "Hutchison Whampoa of Hong Kong, controlled by Hong
    Kong billionaire Li Ka Shing, is also negotiating for PLA wireless system
    contracts, which would build upon his equity interest in [Chinese army] Poly-
    owned Yangpu Land Development Company, which is building infrastructure on
    China's Hainan Island."

    U.S. Commerce Department documents show that law enforcement agencies were very
    concerned about Li Ka-shing's connections to the Triad gangs. A 1995 cable from
    the American Embassy in Nassau noted that Li Ka-shing had signed an agreement
    to build an $88 million container ship terminal in the Grand Bahamas.

    Curiously, for a harmless deal done by a Hong Kong tycoon, the copy list for
    the cable is addressed to several law enforcement agencies such as the Customs
    Service and the Drug Enforcement Agency. "Reftel describes U.S. agencies'
    security concerns about possible smuggling attempts through the terminal,"
    states the cable from the American Embassy. "Post will request via septel
    assistance in addressing these concerns while port development plans are still
    on the drawing board."

    In addition, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) refused to release criminal data
    on Li Ka-shing citing that to do so would "violate" the billionaire's right to
    privacy.

    'Threat' to Panama Canal

    One document on Li Ka-shing, previously discovered by Larry Klayman and
    Judicial Watch, a watchdog group in Washington, came from the U.S. Defense
    Department. According to an October 1999 "Intelligence Assessment", prepared by
    the U.S. military Southern Command, the Hong Kong billionaire is a "threat" to
    the Panama Canal.

    "Hutchison Whampoa's owner, Hong Kong tycoon, Li Ka-shing, has extensive
    business ties in Beijing and has compelling financial reasons to maintain a
    good relationship with China's leadership," states the 1999 assessment.

    "For example, Hutchison Whampoa could threaten to shift some business from
    Panama to its facilities in the Bahamas, thus giving the company additional
    leverage over the Panamanian government."

    "Hutchison's containerized shipping facilities in the Panama Canal, as well as
    the Bahamas, could provide a conduit for illegal shipments of technology or
    prohibited items from the west to the PRC, or facilitate the movement of arms
    and other prohibited items into the Americas," concluded the U.S. military
    intelligence report.


    Missiles Sent Airmail; Arming American Gangs


    In the 1980s Li
  • 24.03.06, 15:11
    Missiles Sent Airmail; Arming American Gangs


    In the 1980s Li Ka-shing helped found China International Trust Investment Co.
    (CITIC) with the direct approval of Beijing. CITIC later would set up the
    Chinese army's front company Poly Technologies. Polytech has sold billions of
    dollars of Chinese arms around the world with financing provided by Li's CITIC.

    In 1996, CITIC and Polytechnologies were directly involved in the illicit
    shipment of 2,000 Chinese-made AK-47 assault rifles into California. The
    machine guns were to be sold to criminal gangs in American cities. Polytech
    officials were indicted in U.S. courts but never prosecuted because they fled
    the country.

    Yet, Li Ka-shing also has large investments in other, more legitimate
    enterprises, including airlines. Li's CITIC group owns a majority share of
    Dragoniar, an international airline based in Hong Kong.

    In 1996 Dragonair, then partly owned by the CITIC and Moctar Riady of Lippo
    Group, was fined for carrying a live air-to-air missile in the cargo hold of a
    L-1011 passenger airliner. The shipping company, China Electronics Import-
    Export Company or CEIEC mislabeled the missile as machine parts. The missile
    was discovered by Singapore officials who inspected the Dragonair L-1011's
    cargo hold by accident.

    The advanced Chinese copy of a Russian infrared homing "Archer" air-to-air
    missile was reportedly fully active and armed with an explosive warhead. U.S.
    intelligence officials stated openly in Aviation Week and Space Technology that
    they suspected the weapon was to be covertly upgraded in Israel using stolen
    U.S. missile technology.

    Red Air

    Clearly, the Li family has some real problems when it comes to national
    security issues. These problems cost the senior Li his share of Global
    Crossing. Yet our neighbors in Canada refuse to ask the same questions about
    Victor Li and his planned acquisition of their flag airline.

    However, if his purchase of Air Canada does go through as planned the air
    carrier might have to change its symbolic red maple leaf to a new pattern ... a
    large red star.

  • 24.03.06, 16:30
    Wyobraz sobie, że setki tysięcy, być może nawet miliony kontenerów ladowane
    w chinskich portach przypływają do USA. Kto je ładuje? Hutchinson i Dubai Ports
    World.
    --
    " Never underestimate the power of stupid people"
  • 24.03.06, 16:42
    You don't get it , do you ? We're talking about the transfering of our latest
    technologies to Red China , not who's loading shipments . Get a grip , man !

    uklony

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    Wyobraz sobie, że setki tysięcy, być może nawet miliony kontenerów ladowane
    w chinskich portach przypływają do USA. Kto je ładuje? Hutchinson i Dubai Ports
    World.


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