Thursday, May 06, 2004
TRAIL OF TERROR
This article from World Net Daily contains some very important information - I would say shocking really, but not much shocks me any more - for Canadians especially, regarding cooperation between al Qaeda and the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated state institutions. I have briefly mentioned here recently, the fact that China had shipped military armaments to the Taliban in Afghanistan (and of course by extension to their al Qaeda cohorts) after Sept. 11, 2001. Chinese SA-7 missiles were shipped to them a week later, and huge amounts of Chinese munitions were later found in al Qaeda's cave hideouts in Tora Bora.
I will post here part of the World Net story, and see if I can't find more from the London and Melbourne papers mentioned. Note: there are two CSIS's mentioned here - Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Chinese Secret Intelligence Service.
Sunday, May 2, 2004
TRAIL OF TERROR
Al-Qaida is financing its worldwide terror operations by investing in blue-chip Australian stocks with the assistance of Beijing's powerful Secret Intelligence Service (SIS).
Citing information from Britain's MI6 and European intelligence services, Gordon Thomas, security correspondent for the London Sunday Express, writes that the bin Laden organization's investment strategy includes "leading technology and defense corporations in Australia, Singapore and other Pacific Rim countries." Billions, earned through illegal drug dealings with China's SIS, are being laundered into the stock market through banks in Australia, Japan, Germany and Ireland.
The article appears in today's Melbourne Sunday Herald.
Thomas cites Brian McAdam, a former Canadian Foreign Service officer who worked closely with the FBI to identify some 3,000 U.S. companies that are fronts for CSIS or have financial links to al-Qaida. "Only now are Western intelligence agencies becoming aware of the links that CSIS has with drugs, money laundering and the support it provides for terrorists. We are talking of billions of dollars," said McAdam.
In 2003, WorldNetDaily reported on McAdam's work on "Project Sidewinder," a study conducted by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police between 1994 and 1996. That research, according to Canada's Asian Pacific Post, concluded that China is the most significant intelligence threat to the West - particularly North America - in the world today.
"It also examined the ability of elements of Asian Organized Crime to act in concert with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the People's Republic of China to take control of sensitive Canadian industries and corrupt our politicians through direct and indirect donations," the paper said.
The U.S. is continuing to seek cooperation from PLA Senior Colonel Xu Junping, who defected to the U.S. in December, 2000, while visiting New York City with a Chinese military delegation. According to Gordon, Xu described meetings with bin Laden where al-Qaida and SIS discussed their investment plan.
So, our CSIS (presumably the good guys) together with RCMP had concluded some years ago, that the PRC was the most significant intelligence threat, and were concerned about their ability to corrupt our politicians and our economy. Is anyone else reminded of Mr. Chretien's extensive business dealings with China? The fact that he made a bee-line there immediately after leaving office? Not to mention that their CSIS (presumably the not so good guys, serving the totalitarian Chinese state) have their fingers in drug trafficking, money laundering and terrorist groups such as their apparent investment partners, al Qaeda.
Like I said, I wish I could say I was shocked by stuff like this.