Alarming news about another foreign government-operated American port---a Chinese one that smuggled terror weapons....!!
This is the same Communist China that consistently manipulates their currency to steal from the U.S. and engage in an unprecedented military buildup through: unfair trade practices; use of child labor and slave-wages labor; engaging in extensive patent and copyright piracy; manipulations of trade in the Western hemisphere and Middle East; selling illegal arms and nuclear technology trade to terrorist and terrorist-supporting nations; smuggling Chinese illegals into, and extensive spying in, both the U.S. and Australia; and undermining the U.S. at the United Nations. And this is the short list....
So Communist China gets to run American seaports.... WHY?? This largely began in the Clinton administration, yet it continues to the present---unbeknownst to most Americans. It's enough to leave you perpetually scratching your head and asking what in the hell your government is doing allowing such a thing.
I don't know about you, but I have never seen an explanation or any logic and reason that supports such security-undermining decisions with regard to American ports. If you have seen such an explanation...., please share it with the rest of us poor schmucks who have been left out in the dark.
Read more below and here.
"Chinese Port Operator Used to Smuggle Terror Weapons"
"A ship owned by a Chinese government-run company that currently operates two giant terminals at the Port of Long Beach, California was found 10 years ago to have been used to smuggle a huge cache of illegal weapons - with the smugglers saying they planned to import missiles that could "take out a 747."
On the night of March 18, 1996, undercover Customs and BATF agents discovered 2000 AK-47's in a container smuggled aboard the Empress Phoenix, a ship owned by the China Ocean Shipping Company [COSCO] docked at the Port of Oakland. The guns were manufactured by another state-run company, Poly Technologies, the international outlet for Chinese weapons sales.
According to Vanity Fair magazine, which covered the episode in detail, the Empress Phoenix's gun cargo was earmarked for sale to deadly Los Angeles street gangs. It was the largest seizure of fully operational automatic weapons in the history of U. S. law enforcement.
Operatives nabbed after the seizure told investigators that they were ready to smuggle in everything from grenade launchers to shoulder-fired Red Parakeet surface to air missiles, which they boasted could "take out a 747...."
In fact, the 1996 weapons smuggling operation was far from the only instance where questionable cargo has been discovered aboard COSCO vessels. Ships owned by the Chinese line have been repeatedly caught smuggling illegal immigrants in the U.S...."