Terror-Sponsor China Awarded 9-11 Memorial Tower Contract
When a contract to produce blast-resistant glass for the 9-11 memorial tower at Ground Zero was awarded to a Chinese manufacturer earlier this year, the Harrisburg Patriot-News editorial board expressed outrage at what they described as a snub to Americans, and to Pennsylvanians in particular:
Despite the fact that three American glass manufacturers, including Pittsburgh-headquartered PPG Industries, spent months working with the tower architects to plan and develop a new kind of glass for floors one through 20, none of these American companies was awarded the contract to make the glass. The shun is reverberating in central Pennsylvania, too. One of PPG's main plants is in Carlisle.Scores of American workers right here in the midstate -- not too far from where another of the planes went down that fateful Sept. 11, 2001 -- will no longer be a part of building the new tower.That "honor" is going to Chinese workers, mainly because they get paid so little.
"This is the America the whole world has wanted to see. Blood debts have been repaid in blood. America has bombed other countries and used its hegemony to deny the natural rights of others without paying the price. Who until now has dared to avenge the hurts inflicted by unaccountable Americans."
In an eerily prophetic article in Insight magazine's February 28, 2000 issue, author J. Michael Waller reported that the Chinese military's chief complaint about Osama bin Laden's terrorism was that it failed to produce large enough death tolls. Waller described how China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) was promoting a strategy of assassination and terrorism with remarkable candor in a book they released entitled Unrestricted Warfare:
The colonels appear to endorse the idea of the "traditional terror war," such as the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania by Saudi terrorist bin Laden. "The advent of bin Laden-style terrorism has deepened the impression that a national force, no matter how powerful, will find it difficult to gain the upper hand in a game that has no rules."
But bin Laden's terrorism doesn't go far enough, the colonels argue. Bombings, kidnappings, assassinations and hijackings "represent less than the maximum degree of terror" against the target. "What really strikes terror into people's hearts is the rendezvous of terrorists with various types of new, high technologies that possibly will evolve into new superweapons... Such thinking, experts say, provides an intellectual framework for Beijing's sale of technology to make weapons of mass destruction to regimes supporting terrorism."
"Unrestricted Warfare calls for widening the very idea of warfare to nearly every aspect of political, economic, cultural and social life in Western countries," a characterization which, if true, casts an alarming light on US trade with China in recent years. He quotes security expert Roger W. Robinson, who emphasized that the ominous PLA strategy document "should give pause to those who believe that China's integration into global financial and trading systems is an entirely benign and civilian development. It likens currency speculator George Soros to Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden, the late Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Japanese Aum Shinri Kyo cult that in 1998 attacked a Tokyo subway with sarin poison gas. Soros is named at least a half-dozen times as one who has waged ‘financial warfare' and ‘financial terrorism' on East Asia. Financiers such as Soros, the colonels suggest, could be legitimate targets of assassination."
"China continued to supply arms to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorists even after the group began the September 11 attack on America, says a senior U.S. official...The official said that a week after the terrorist attack, the ruling Taliban and the al Qaeda fighters embedded among them, received a shipment of Chinese-made SA-7 missiles."
"Top business executives are issuing a blunt warning to federal lawmakers: Vote against the trade deal with China, and we will hold it against you when writing campaign checks. Phil Condit, chairman of Boeing Co., and Robert N. Burt, chairman and chief executive of FMC Corp., said a coming vote to facilitate China's entry into the World Trade Organization will be a measure of every lawmaker's friendliness to business."
"People ask me, ‘Why didn't people in America speak out about our business dealings with communist China?' I must answer, 'Former President Clinton wanted to find financial resources for his re-election from the Chinese dictatorship.'"