A Chinese proverb warns, “Fool me once, your fault. Fool me twice, my fault.”

So why is anyone surprised that China might not be completely honest about the age of it’s Olympic gymnasts? This is a totalitarian dictatorship that routinely denies persecuting people of faith and imprisoning political dissidents as well as controlling the media.

David Flumenbaum at HuffingtonPost.com provides documents proving charges that the gold-medal Chinese gymnasts are not all sixteen—the minimum age to compete at the Olympics—and that the government has forged some of their passports.

Sorry, China, you’ve fooled us too many times to ever believe anything you claim. (And don’t get me started on the ethically-challenged International Olympic Committee!)