Skip to comments.Flashback: How Bill Clinton gave China missile technology
Posted on 11/27/2019 11:42:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Then-U.S. President Bill Clinton and then-Chinese President Jiang Zemin in 1996. (Chinese Embassy photo)
With all this talk of Russians allegedly interfering in U.S. elections, it is worth recalling that it wasnt too long ago that the previous Democrat in the White House betrayed America by working hand in hand with our Communist enemies in mainland China.
As president, Bill Clinton essentially wiped out any strategic advantage the U.S. had by selling advanced U.S. missile technology to our enemy, the Peoples Republic of China.
That administrations voluntary release of all the secrets of Americas nuclear tests, combined with the systematic theft of the secrets that were left as a result of its lax security controls, effectively wiped out Americas technological edge, David Horowitz writes in the recently published, The Black Book of the American Left Volume 7: The Left in Power: Clinton to Obama.
Unlike the administrations that preceded it, the Clinton administration accepted millions of dollars from the military and intelligence services of at least one hostile foreign power. All of this was done in exchange for illegal campaign contributions from a massive totalitarian country determined to eclipse the U.S. as a world superpower.
President Clinton also lifted security controls, allowing thieves to access other vital military technologies, while disarming his own side and opposing needed defenses.
One of the key technological breaks China received, without having to spy to get it, was the deliverance of supercomputers once banned from export for security reasons, writes Horowitz.
Supercomputers underpin the technology of nuclear and missile warfare, and not only for firing and controlling the missiles. A supercomputer can simulate a nuclear test and is thus crucial to the development of nuclear warheads. But, according to a Washington Post editorial: In the first three quarters of 1998 nine times as many [supercomputers] were exported [to China] as during the previous seven years.
This transfer, he writes, was authorized three years after the spy thefts were detected. What rationalebesides stupidity, greed, or some other equally indefensible motivecould justify this? What responsible president or administration official, at any relevant level in any government, would allow the massive transfer of national-security assets like these to a dictatorship they knew had stolen their countrys most highly guarded military secrets?
Back in the 1990s, as longtime Clinton bagman Terry McAuliffe, now governor of Virginia, set records raising money for the Clintons. In that era congressional investigators unearthed an elaborate Communist Chinese money-laundering scheme.
Under it money was funneled to the Clinton organization through businesspeople, including Yah Lin “Charlie” Trie. In that case, 94 individuals either refused questioning, pled the Fifth Amendment, or fled the country. Trie accepted a plea bargain with federal prosecutors in 1999 in exchange for providing information about questionable campaign contributions from China.
McAuliffe helped a company called Loral Space get seats on official trade missions. He reportedly convinced the Clinton administration to overrule national security officials in order win approval for a Loral deal that gave Red China critical missile technology. Loral’s chief executive officer became the Democratic National Committees largest donor and McAuliffe became DNC chairman.
According to a Wall Street Journal account from Clinton days, a bipartisan congressional inquiry found Beijing has stolen U.S. design data for nearly all elements needed for a major nuclear attack on the U.S., such as advanced warheads, missiles, and guidance systems. Targets of the spying ranged from an Army anti-tank weapon to nearly all modern fighter jets. Most wasnt done by professionals, but by visitors or front companies. Lax security by the Clinton Administration is blamed in part, and satellite makers Hughes and Loral are criticized.
Chinas theft of American technology gave it a 20-year head start in developing its own nuclear warhead delivery system, Horowitz writes.
Hughes and Loral, large contributors to Clintons campaign coffers, gave the Chinese technology to deliver nuclear payloads.
They were able to accomplish this with indispensable assistance provided by the Clinton White House that allowed them to circumvent technology controls instituted for national-security purposes by previous administrations, writes Horowitz.
Then-Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), who was chairman of the National Security subcommittee on military research and development and is fluent in the Russian language, characterized the six years of Clintons administration that had thus far elapsed as the worst period in our history in terms of undermining our national security.
When Weldon visited Russia with 10 other congressmen a Russian general threatened them, saying that if the U.S. deployed ground troops to Kosovo, Russia could throw America into chaos by detonating a nuclear device in the sky near the eastern seaboard that would destroy every computer chip in the country, disabling telephones, airplanes, and electrical grids.
Such are the fruits of appeasement.
Incessant propaganda from the Left during the recent campaign and the post-election period, has stressed President-elect Donald Trumps connections to Russia while downplaying or ignoring altogether the Clintons relationship with the Kremlin.
The connections of Trump, his family, his campaign staff, transition team, and would-be cabinet members to Russia are being microscopically examined and hyped daily in the news.
But Hillary Clintons team also has ties to Russia.
Her campaign chairman John Podesta became a member of the board of directors of solar energy startup Joule Unlimited in 2011. Eight months later Rusnano, a Kremlin-backed investment fund announced it would invest around $35 million in Joule. A few months after, about the time Podesta joined then-Secretary of State Hillary Clintons Foreign Affairs Policy Board, Rusnano Chairman Anatoly Chubais joined Joules board.
Podesta has been less than forthcoming about his relationship with the Russian government. What he doesnt like to talk about is the business hes done with a Kremlin-backed investment firm and the lengths hes gone to avoid scrutiny of this relationship, the Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 23.
And in August the FBI and Justice Department announced they were investigating the Podesta Group, a lobbying and public relations firm co-founded by John Podesta, for any connections to corruption that occurred in the government of former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. Russia-controlled Uranium One retained the firm in 2012, 2014, and 2015, to lobby Clintons State Department and was paid $180,000 in fees.
Uranium One shareholders gave the corrupt Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation more than $145 million in donations in the period before Hillarys State Department approved a transaction giving Russia control over 20 percent of U.S. uranium. And as Russia, which initially didnt have a controlling interest in Uranium One, was gearing up to take over the company, Bill Clinton received a whopping $500,000 for a single speech on Russian soil.
And when he was president, Bill Clinton wasnt exactly hostile toward Russia.
As journalist Bill Gertz wrote years ago, Clinton sent a billion dollars to Russia earmarked for its nuclear disarmament program, even though the governments own General Accounting Office has already determined that millions of these dollars are going to Russian scientists working to build new nuclear weapons for the Russian military.
Like Clinton, President Obama has written big checks to the nations enemies, sending $150 billion to the crazed mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Islamists have penetrated both of our political parties but only Democrats the party more amenable to subversives have two sitting congressmen, Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Andre Carson of Indiana, who are Islamists.
While the Clinton administration was working to improve relations with China, the Chinese themselves were systematically plotting to penetrate the Democratic Party, subvert Americas electoral process, andwith the help of the president himselfinfiltrate the administration and steal Americas advanced weapons arsenal.
That doesnt sound a whole lot different than Obamas nuclear so-called nonproliferation pact with Iran, which in reality green-lights Iranian adventurism by helping the mullahs get their hands on nuclear weapons technology to use against Israel and the United States.
In the modern era Democrats have a long history of aiding Americas enemies, interrupted only by brief periods of tension.
After the brutal shellacking Democrats got at the polls Nov. 8, no wonder theyre doing so much saber-rattling against Russia.
They need an external villain to prevent their own grassroots from rising up against them.
This article originally appeared at FrontPageMag.
Yep and it was covered up by the media and democrats where sex covered the treason over. Its all about sex was the cry on the news programs
Plenty of GOP cooperation. Who held most of congress in the last 25 years? They could have investigated more. There’s nothing there.
On a different note. Jeffrey Epstein had a 6’ painting of American President Bill Clinton - wearing a blue dress and red heals, while lounging on a couch - hanging in his Manhattan living room.
Just ponder that thought for a moment.
He sold it to.them
THAT’S what he should have been impeached for.
I will never forgive John Glenn for his interference on behalf of Clinton.
Clinton worked with everyone.
He was just that kind of guy. Giving.. and Receiving too.. uhhh.. favors,, mostly giving away and receiving dough in exchange.. but Hey.. even today he has his herds of adoring females cooing his name and flipping off and fleecing CONgre$$ and the DoJ.
Clinton didnt give anything away. He just took chump change ($300, 000) from Bernie Schwartz to allow Loral Space to make millions transferring our missile technology. Clinton is probably still kicking himself for that deal.
Back in Clintons day he was among the leftists who believed that if we didnt have any secrets from a country like China, there would not be any need for spies. Delusional.
Satan has probably reserved a luxury suite especially for the Clintons next to Hitler.
The Chinese (and who knows who else) have owned the Clintons since the 1980's or before. Truth be told, the Russians probably owned them since the 1960's.
THATS what he should have been impeached for.
EXACTLY!! I felt that going after the sex thing was very low priority compared to the other things he did.
I remember Rush talking about this at the time
Bernies Schwartz was the CEO of Loral Space & Communications for 34 years. He was a lifelong Democrat. According to NBC News, he was the largest single contributor to the Democratic Party from 1992 to 1996. In 1996, he celebrated his 71st birthday with Bill and Hillary Clinton at the White House.
In 1998 Schwartz became embroiled in a campaign donations scandal and an alleged transfer of missile technology (guidance systems, as I recall) to the ChiComs that occurred in 1996. He was exonerated of any wrongdoing in the campaign finance matter after a Justice Department investigation. Loral settled the missile transfer matter with the Justice Department in 2002, paying a $14 million fine and admitting no wrongdoing.
Bill Clinton felt that he had nothing to lose and lots to gain by betraying us to the Chinese.
1. The press would protect him.
2. The Democrats would protect him.
3. If the law came after him, he could delay it until he died.
4. He had no children or grandchildren to worry about dying in a Chinese attack. Sorry Chelsea. He knows you arent his.
5. Lots of money for babes!
The Greatest Crime family in the history of this glorious republic ALERT!
It was a complete shock when Ken Starr brought forth only one count of impeachment. I dont know if he thought that one was a slam dunk or he was compromised. Either way he was a loser, as was the country.
...with a red hot, rusty, railroad spike.
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