10-21-2009, 10:13 AM
US Makes it Easier for China to Get Missile Technology, Then Sells Stockpile to Taiwan
Quote:Obama Makes it Easier for China to Get Missile Technology
By Bob Ellis on October 20th, 2009
Here we go again.
Remember when the last Marxist to occupy the White House, Bill Clinton, gave important defense technology to the communist Chinese–technology that is likely to be used against us someday?
Well, our latest Marxist to work in the Oval Office is doing the same.
From the Washington Times:
President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department — a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development.
The president issued a little-noticed “presidential determination” Sept. 29 that delegated authority for determining whether missile and space exports should be approved for China to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
With leaders like this, who needs enemies?
The Clinton, er, Obama Administration says oh, it will definitely keep a sharp eye on sensitive technology exports to China (like Bill Clinton did?), but Obama’s change alters an important provision of the 1999 Defense Authorization Act–an act which was passed in the wake of Clinton’s unpunished treason involving Loral. That provision requires the that the president notify congress if any potentially dangerous technology might be transferred to China.
Not that the batch of scoundrils in congress make the best watchdog of national security, either.
From the Washington Times, we see where the priorities of these liberals lie:
Senators diverted $2.6 billion in funds in a defense spending bill to pet projects largely at the expense of accounts that pay for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops, including those fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to an analysis.
Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.
While earmarks are hardly new in Washington, “in 30 years on Capitol Hill, I never saw Congress mangle the defense budget as badly as this year,” said Winslow Wheeler, a former Senate staffer who worked on defense funding and oversight for both Republicans and Democrats. He is now a senior fellow at the Center for Defense Information, an independent research organization.
Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, called the transfer of funds from Pentagon operations and maintenance “a disgrace.”
“The Senate is putting favorable headlines back home above our men and women fighting on the front lines,” he said in a statement.
You know, I wonder if there is anybody in charge in Washington D.C. who gives a flying rip about the country or anything else other than themselves right now–Democrat or Republican!
We’ve known for decades that most in the national-level Democrat Party don’t give a rip about the safety and security of our country. But there are plenty of Republicans up there who don’t care much either, and while there should be at least some Republicans who relentlessly hammer away at issues like this every time they come in contact with the press.
And I know the “mainstream” media does their best to make sure information like this never gets out to a broad cross-section of the public, but there are still enough avenues through the honest press that we should be hearing more about this kind of treachery.
Our leaders are insane. What kind of sane person hands their enemy a knife…and sharpens it for them?
There are no others, there is only us.
01-30-2010, 08:25 PM
RE: Obama Makes it Easier for China to Get Missile Technology
Ramping up some far east instability with these moves using the same tactics as we have seen elsewhere arming both sides to the teeth and making a few bucks in the process to boot.
Quote:US Arms Deal With Taiwan Angers China
Jan 30, 2010 at 1:59 am
By Gilbert Mercier
China vehemently protested early Saturday morning against a US decision to sell $6.4 billion worth of weapons to Taiwan. Chinese representatives said it would cause “serious damage to relations and cooperation between the two countries”. The Chinese embassy in Washington sent an urgent petition to the State Department.
“The sale constitute a gross intervention into China’s internal affairs, seriously endangers China national security and harms China peaceful reunification efforts. The US plan will definitively undermine China-US relations and brings about serious negative impact on exchange and cooperation in major areas between the two countries. China strongly urges the US side to fully recognize the gravity of the issue, revoke the erroneous decision on arms sale to Taiwan and stop selling any weapons to Taiwan,” said He Yafei, the Chinese Vice Foreign Minister.
China regards Taiwan as a renegade province and wants to bring the island under mainland rule, by force if necessary. Anti-Maoist Chinese fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing the mainland’s civil war. The arms package includes patriot missiles and black hacks helicopters.
The sale is in contradiction of previous attempt by the Obama administration to ease up tensions with China and to broader ties with Beijing. But apparently the State Department doesn’t see the move by the Obama administration as a policy contradiction.
“This is a clear demonstration of the commitment that this administration has to provide Taiwan the defensive weapons it needs. We think that this action is consistent with the US-One China policy, and contributes to maintaining security and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” said Philip Crowley, the State Department spokesman.
With all due respect, Mr. Crowley, this decision doesn’t seem to be “consistent” in anyway, or even logical at all. Since 1979, the US has recognized Beijing as China’s sole government. Despite this, Congress is at the same time “required” by a treaty with Taiwan to sell Taiwan weapons for its self defense. The $6.4 billion sale seems to be a very short sighted decision from the Obama administration.
China could retaliate by refusing to support sanctions on Iran. China also hold 1.5 trillion in US financial assets and might retaliate by a fire-sale of the assets in question, which would put America’s fragile economic recovery in jeopardy. The De facto 2ND world power is unlikely to put up with decisions made by the US like they have in the past. A comparison comes to mind in regards to the weapons sale to Taiwan: How would the United States react if China was planning to sale $6 billion worth of weapons to, let say for the sake of the argument, Cuba?
There are no others, there is only us.
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