China's need for Metal and Copper affecting us all
As China finishes up the new Olympic stadium made of metal the world can start licking it`s wounds.
Chinas growing economy is finishing up the worlds reserves of metal and copper bringing the world into a metal stealing frenzy.
In Belgium trains are running late after thieves steal the copper electric lines the whole world is feeling the effect of Chinas new rise into an economic empire.
Speaking to American police chiefs that are in Israel for a convention i was told that the u.s is feeling the great demand for metal and copper , road signs and railings stolen every night throughout America.
Here in Israel Historic bronze monuments are stolen, road signs and protective railings are vanishing daily.
Only a few days ago an 18 year old beduin stole an old detachable f-16 fuel tank from an airforce training ground, took it home and while he was welding it exploded killing him and injuring another.
The metal thieves go into cemeterys and steal metal name plates, they go into army training grounds and steal old target tanks and shells risking their lives for some metal.
I know that when i watch the Beijing 2008 opening ceremony next month and see the new metal stadium i will be thinking of all the stories i`ve been hearing about the metal thieves.