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"One of the most disturbing recent news items was watching the Chinese President, Hu Jintao, meeting with Bill Gates at the Gates's mansion, even before he met with President George Bush. A smiling Hu Jintao mentioned how he used Mr. Gates operating system every day, and Bill promised to help him out with technical support. But Bill and the Redmond crowd might be helping out with more than just technical support, and not to help the Chinese government either.

"Humour me a moment, while I take a little diversion back to 1982. The largest non-nuclear explosion ever recorded by satellite took place in Russia in 1982, and was an explosion in the Siberian gas pipeline. The shocking, and little-known truth about this catastrophe was that it was directly caused by the CIA by deliberately giving the Soviet Union modified software (in binary only format of course) that was engineered to destroy the pipeline..."

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