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The Gorelick Rosetta Stone ^ | 20 April 2004 | Scott Jordan

Posted on 04/20/2004 4:55:32 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast

The Gorelick Rosetta Stone

Has 9/11 Commissioner Jamie Gorelick's famous memo provided the missing link between Chinagate and 9/11?

Recall, too, that during the time of Ms. Gorelick's 1995 memo, the issue causing the most tension between the Reno-Gorelick Justice Department and Director Freeh's FBI was not counterterrorism but widely reported allegations of contributions to the Clinton-Gore campaign from foreign sources, involving the likes of John Huang and Charlie Trie. -- The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, April 15, 2004

Hats off to the Wall Street Journal for a spectacular observation, perhaps the Rosetta Stone of postmillennial national security.

Let its boiled-down essence not escape your attention: the ongoing dividends of Chinagate may well have included 9/11.

And history may be repeating itself. Let me explain.

To set the stage, recall that Bill Clinton ensured his loyal minions populated the US Attorneys' offices nationwide when he fired every last US Attorney at the dawn of his Administration, then appointed his own. Next, as we have seen through Jamie Gorelick's startling memo[1], he saw to it that domestic law enforcement was blinded to foreign intelligence information. He then methodically offered up White House access and key strategic technologies to the highest bidder: China, and Indonesian/Chinese billionaire donors with close ties to China's dictatorial regime. Intriguingly, Clinton's Department of Justice's signature assault on Microsoft also appears to have been to the benefit of Indonesian/Chinese billionaires, who just happened to be the originating funders of the private venture fund which was the largest shareholder in lead plaintiff Netscape at the time[2]

With the declassification of former Deputy Attorney General Gorelick's memo, the picture comes into sharp focus: the Clinton Administration was not just:

...but also:

Yes, the economy, Clinton's vaunted economy, with its skyrocketing stock-market and spectacular 5.6% 1996 unemployment rate (which of course puts George W. Bush’s dismal 2004 5.6% unemployment rate to shame). This unstoppable economy screeched to an ignominious halt in the second half of 2000 as the tech sector imploded[4] - a multi-trillion-dollar evaporation of shareholder wealth driven in significant part by the DOJ's pursuit of tech bellwether Microsoft, which put a measurable damper on enthusiasm for big-cap technology stocks and funding for new tech ventures alike.

Follow the money. The legacy of that Administration is not just one of incompetence and inattention culminating in an innocence-crushing September morning once it was safely out of office. It is one of malevolent, calculated wholesaling of loyalty for political gain, with Gorelick's Wall providing cover by blinding law enforcement efforts that might have made a difference.

Still, Chinagate was exposed, and in a sane world it would have hit the political world like one of the Chinese ICBMs it facilitated. But Clinton was untouchable - immunized! - after the Lewinsky obstruction-of-justice mess fizzled like the captivating but comparatively feeble bottle-rocket it was. Today the damage extends far beyond the smoldering pits of lower Manhattan and the Pentagon. The world now stands on the cusp of decades of global turmoil in the face of emboldened and metastasized radical Islamism, most recently including al Qaeda’s successful gambit towards reestablishing Moorish dispensation in Andalusia[5].

Is Chinagate old news? Water under the bridge? Something for the 9/11 Commission's Democrat partisans to pooh-pooh and ignore as they recklessly paint their anti-Bush pastiche?

Not if you continue to mourn the thousands dead on that grim September morning. And not if you consider what other reflexively anti-Defense politician currently angling for the Presidency has financial ties to some of the same scandalous campaign donors as Bill Clinton: John Kerry is today's victorious campaign-donation choice of Chinagate's Huang-linked George Chao-Chi Chu, described as having "unusual access to high-ranking Communist officials in China" [6]. And that is old news, in a way: for in 1996 John Kerry received cash from Johnny Chung and Liu Chaoying, daughter of a powerful Chinese military official, for providing high-level access to Federal securities regulators. Kerry's cash came from transfers sent to Chung on orders from the chief of Chinese military intelligence[7].

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana

Scott Jordan


1 A web-accessible transcription of the Gorelick "Wall" memo is at

2 At the time of the DOJ's action against Microsoft was initiated, lead plaintiff Netscape's largest shareholder was the private venture fund of Amerindo Investment Advisors. "The name Amerindo came from the fund's first investors, a group of Indonesian Chinese who wanted [the founder, Cuban expatriate Alberto] Vilar to call the firm American Indonesian Singaporean Investment Co. but settled for an abbreviation." -- Fortune, October 25, 1999

3 Caspar Weinberger, Washington Times, Sept. 2, 2003, reviewing Miniter: "The president never supported Mr. Woolsey's urgent request for Arabic-language translators for the CIA in 1994. A separate feud between Mr. Woolsey and Sen. Dennis DeConcini, Arizona Democrat, was allowed to run its course without direction by the Clinton White House, which further set back the CIA director's appeal for Arabic translators." So, as the author concludes, "a bureaucratic feud and President Clinton's indifference kept America blind and deaf as bin Laden plotted."

4 For a graphical econometric analysis of the recession's onset, see

5 London Telegraph, "Bin Laden makes an offer that he cannot deliver",

6 The Hill, "Fundraiser resurfaces from 1996", Sam Dealey,

7 NewsMax, "Kerry Took Cash From Chinese Military Intelligence",

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush2004; chinagate; clintonfailures; clintonlegacy; gorelick; gorelickmemo; x42
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1 posted on 04/20/2004 4:55:33 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

-GORELICK GATE: Developing--

2 posted on 04/20/2004 4:59:24 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
In other words, "protecting Clinton" was a higher priority than "protecting America".
3 posted on 04/20/2004 5:00:25 AM PDT by samtheman (
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To: samtheman
In other words, "protecting Clinton" was a higher priority than "protecting America".

And for many, still is.

4 posted on 04/20/2004 5:04:33 AM PDT by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: jigsaw
I pray this is all sniffed out by competent hound-dog journalists and reporters looking for rabbits.
Patience be damned.
5 posted on 04/20/2004 5:13:32 AM PDT by mcshot (...and much it grieves my heart to think what man has made of man")
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To: backhoe
Gorelick is a sociopathic multiple personality who now finds herself in a hot paroxysmal psychodynamic vortex.
The guilty id of Gorelick-the-Democratic schemer wearing the
badges from her roles in the Oklahoma Bombing, TWA800 and other
Islamic attacks, and endless Clinton scandals and Arkancides, and
the sleaxy id of her Gorelick-the-lawyer/administrative/corporate-obstructionist-skank
bouyed by her resume titled with her chronic and systemic intelligence failures,
her obstructive "Wall", and her authorship of "Destruction of Evidence"
must at last --in the real world and on TV-- finally encounter

As a result, infantile regression has appeared
and is heralded by her op-ed rant, further lies
and now-assumed pseduo-"victim"-status.
Not apparent, this probably includes (off-screen)
her spilling a LOT of water (humint and literal).

Disgraced Commissioner Kean: "Ms Gorelick is one of the finest members
of the commission and one of the most bipartisan members.
People ought to stay out of our business."

"America has the watches. We have the time
[thinking and LOL] ... and praise Allah for Gorelick
and her clowns on their 911 Committee.
-- Ayman Al-Zawahiri

6 posted on 04/20/2004 5:14:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (We do what we are meant to do)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
If America survives the long-term effects of the clintons, it will only be further proof that God still performs miracles.

You are correct in your assessment. 9/11 was only a predictable result of clinton policies which were really meant to cover their many crimes by blinding the FBI and CIA to their international criminality.

What is as horrifying is a huge number of Americans still slavishly support these thugs and would accept their yoke in a minute.

7 posted on 04/20/2004 5:24:10 AM PDT by Gritty ("But, for the Clinton team, not doing everything they could before 9/11 was policy." -Jonah Goldberg)
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To: samtheman
Protecting the "Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001" was of PARAMOUNT importance, the highest cause in the Universe. Though the heights (or depths) to which the members of that regime went to to gain that end seem to be far too much effort to safeguard such a modest objective.

Accept the verdict of history, and recognize that Warren G. Harding's reputation was raised and given some polish by comparison, and the regime of the "Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001" assumes its rightful place, which is to be the most dreadful malfeasance of the 20th Century. Richard Nixon's administration has become all the more honorable, for the acceptance of responsibility, and for retiring gracefully from the scene.
8 posted on 04/20/2004 5:38:39 AM PDT by alloysteel
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast; xzins; Happy2BMe; Salem; dennisw
9 posted on 04/20/2004 5:42:25 AM PDT by TrueBeliever9 (aut viam inveniam aut faciam (where there is a will - there is a way)
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To: alloysteel
"Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001"
And if they get their way, they'll be back.

At this stage, with the left having a false sense of optimism about their chances of beating W, I fully expect Hitlery to be the VP, giving the "former occupants" the keys to the mansion once again.

10 posted on 04/20/2004 5:51:17 AM PDT by samtheman (
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
Thanks for the post. Outstanding.
11 posted on 04/20/2004 5:52:09 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
Do you have a link to the original WSJ editorial?

Interesting analysis
12 posted on 04/20/2004 5:59:03 AM PDT by snooker
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
Thanks for this research. This thing gets more and more slimey as the days go by.
13 posted on 04/20/2004 6:11:50 AM PDT by Darnright
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To: Gritty
And yet again, I'll say it: The damage that the Clinton "presidency" did to the United States and the world will take at least thirty years to overcome.

14 posted on 04/20/2004 6:15:36 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: TrueBeliever9; MeekOneGOP; Prime Choice; JohnHuang2; Registered; dennisw; SJackson; NRA2BFree; ...
Kean > > "People ought to stay out of our bidness . ."

Last time I checked, Mr. Elitist and high-minded untouchable - YOU WORKED FOR THE PEOPLE!

Gore-Lick has got something, somewhere, on SOMEONE - (who knows) that is FORCING Kean to keep her on the commission.

Since she not only was a WALL architect, builder, supporter, and defender - she has an unrefutable CONFLICT of INTEREST in whatever findings may now come out of this commission.

And since the commission panel members (starting with Kean) are unable or unwilling to remove Gore-Lick from the panel, THE PANEL ITSELF HAS LOST ALL CREDIBILITY.

(Except, of course for the Democrats, the Liberal Media, and those eager mujahadeen seeping into Iraq from Iran and Syria.)

15 posted on 04/20/2004 6:19:14 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (U.S.A. - - United We Stand - - Divided We Fall - - Support Our Troops - - Vote BUSH)
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To: snooker
Gorelick's Wall
16 posted on 04/20/2004 6:21:55 AM PDT by browardchad
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
The Clintons adopted N. Korea in 1994, taking them off old Boris's hands and didn't algore divert a huge sum of money for old Boris and his gang.

Hillry as stated co-president should be a witness as well at the 911 "The Commission".
17 posted on 04/20/2004 6:22:10 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: browardchad
Last sentence from your WSJ link: What exactly was the purpose of the wall?
18 posted on 04/20/2004 7:31:55 AM PDT by Sal
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To: Happy2BMe
Disagree on your comments on Tom Kean. He is just a clueless former governor from a state with no republican backbone.
19 posted on 04/20/2004 7:44:22 AM PDT by Coachm
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
Good research and reporting. We need more like this.
20 posted on 04/20/2004 7:54:17 AM PDT by Doug Fiedor
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