May 14, 2008

Excited Delirium Book: Chapter 23 (China News – China Sold Weapons to Iran & the Taliban)

By liam

Author’s Note: The following is Chapter 23 of the my online book “Excited Delirium”. Please post comments. Please tell your friends about this story. If you’ve missed a chapter, please click here for Chapter 1 (Prelude) or here for the full index.


DATE: Late 2007

SOURCE: World Social Reporter

NEWS STORY – Did China sell weapons to the Taliban? Were weapons that were sold to the Taliban or to Iran used against American troops stationed in Afghanistan or Iraq?

Many American politicians are pushing for an investigation into the illegal trade of arms and weaponry. They insinuate that a number of countries are selling weapons to terrorist organizations, including the Taliban, Iraq insurgents and the government of Iran. According to these politicians, one of the main leaders in this market is China.

When asked why the Chinese government would be arming these countries, the sources suggested that their goal is to create instability in the world market and to win favours with countries like Iran because they are desperate to lock down reliable sources of oil.

They even go so far as to suggest that there is a specific strategy to destabilize the price of oil and other commodities, which would have the effect of pushing the US into recession.

When asked to comment why when we buy so much from the Chinese, the answer was a simple one: “they want to buy us at a discount.”

One investigative ejournalist who has been following this story closely is Burt Jarvis, a reknown online activist and publisher of several blogs.

“The whole thing is nonsense. I’d love to see a real investigation happen, but I know it’s just a smoke screen to deflect some of the criticism. What Americans need to know is that it’s all about the outrageous profit that can be made by creating more war. There is a vast conspiracy here to keep the machine well oiled,” Jarvis commented to the Reporter. “We see a number of private military companies in the US that are paid by American taxpayers to build weapons for use against our so-called enemies. They then take those weapons and sell them to the highest bidder. Right now, the people with cash are the Iranians and Chinese, but Iraqi and Afghani insurgents are right in line with them.”

“These weapons are then used to kill American troops,” Jarvis added. “Our boys are dying in places they can’t pronounce to protect oil so that elite private American companies are making a fast buck on both ends of the spectrum. It’s an unsustainable model and something’s going to have to give.”

Jarvis had this to say about the weapons sales: “What we have here is a perfect circle. US politicians pick fights with oil-rich countries. Thousands of jobs are created in their jurisdictions making weapons of mass destruction. They then ship over hundreds of thousands of school-yard bullies to establish a network of insurgents, instill anarchy and foster public instability. They then leave the ‘host’ government with a massive tab that they can only pay by going deep into debt to the US.”

He provided this final thought: “The sad irony in all of this is that when BushCo tells the world that enemies of the US have weapons of mass destruction, when asked for proof, they’ll say ‘sure … we’ve got the receipts!’”

When asked for comment, the US State Department had this to say in an official statement: “We do not provide statements for unofficial news services. However, we will tell you this: trade in any weapons built or designed in the US for American troops is an extremely serious crime and will result in the most severe penalties we can deliver.”

When asked about connections of the sales with companies like Greyrock, the State Department only issued this brief statement: “An investigation is underway to find out if anyone stole weapons from a contractor to the US government.”

Finally, when asked why the Chinese might be involved, we were told that “relations with the Chinese are always unique. We will be speaking with them to ensure that they do not interfere with American foreign policy.”

Iranian and Chinese officials were unavailable for comment.

(Note: “Excited Delirium” is a work of fiction. Any person, place or thing depicted in this work of fiction is also a work of fiction. Any relation of these subjects or characters to real locations, people or things are an unintentional coincidence.)

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