Senators Question Sprint-Huawei Deal
A group of Republican senators has thrown a road-block in front of Sprint's plans to purchase networking equipment from Chinese manufacturer Huawei. "We are concerned that Huawei's position as a supplier of Sprint Nextel could create substantial risk for U.S. companies and possibly undermine U.S. national security," they stated. According to the senators, Huawei supplied equipment to Iraq when it was ruled by Saddam Hussein and to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Huawei also provides equipment to Iran's military, and has ties directly to the Chinese military. "At worst, Huawei's becoming a major supplier of Sprint Nextel could present a case of a company, acting at the direction of and funded by the Chinese military, taking a critical place in the supply chain of the U.S. military, law enforcement and private sector," the senators said. The senators are asking the Obama administration to examine the deal and determine exactly what Huawei's relationships are with the Iranian and Chinese military.
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I agree. Hiro Hito was only following the American Imperialist model.
I call BS
This is just a BS political ploy from stupid republicans.
How's that hope and change thing workin out for you.
FREAKIN IDIOTIC DEMOCRATS
The only thing ur lovely president did is create mass...
There phones are crap
Seriously. They may not get paid high wages, but they make something. People are funny.
Where are the little green men?
A little paranoid. Really.
There are plenty of companies that have done business with questionable people overseas. Shoot, remember that whole business with the Saudis and Bushs' a few years back?
What I really don't get is what is the big worry. Send over some networking equipment that's going to turn on us? Maybe send over there critically acclaimed phones to flood our market already dominated with phones manufactured in China? What's more likely is one of these senators has a very real fiscal responsibility to a competitor, and is screaming wolf.
Sounds about right.