Skip to comments.HUNTER CALLS ON ROMNEY TO OPPOSE BAIN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINESE COMPANY
Posted on 11/03/2007 6:12:51 AM PDT by davidosborne
HUNTER CALLS ON ROMNEY TO OPPOSE BAIN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHINESE COMPANY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2007
CONTACT: Gary Becks (619) 334-1655, firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego, CA - - - Presidential candidate and current Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Duncan Hunter, today called on former Governor Mitt Romney to send a "clear statement" to the leadership of the company he founded, Bain Capital, to terminate a proposed business deal with a controversial Chinese corporation seeking to acquire U.S. defense contractor 3COM. Bain Capital is attempting to form a business arrangement with Huawei Corporation, a Chinese corporation founded by an officer of the Peoples Liberation Army of Communist China, which faces allegations of assisting Saddam Hussein in the targeting of U.S. aircraft and in helping the Taliban develop surveillance equipment.
"I am extremely concerned that Governor Romney's company would tout a highly suspect Chinese corporation as a strategic partner," stated Hunter. "Forming a business partnership with a corporation known to have direct ties with terrorists and dictators while, at the same time, openly seeking to acquire a major U.S. corporation that performs vital cyber security work for the Department of Defense, can only be characterized as irresponsible."
A resolution has been introduced in Congress, H.Res. 730, which states; "The preponderance of publicly available evidence clearly suggests that as currently structured, the proposed transaction involving Huawei threatens the national security of the United States and should not be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ." A copy of this resolution is provided.
Hunter stated in his letter to Governor Romney, " while it is true that you no longer control Bain Capital, the contributions you have received from its principals as its founding member indicate that your influence within the company remains strong.
"Further, while the Committee on Foreign Investment has yet to rule on the Huawei transaction, this corporation's connection to Saddam Hussein, the Taliban and the Army of Communist China should clearly disqualify them from becoming, in the words of your former company, "a strategic partner" in acquiring a U.S. firm such as 3COM, which performs vital cyber-security work for the U.S. Department of Defense.
"This letter is a request that you immediately issue a statement of policy that this transaction should be terminated on the grounds of national security. Please let me know what you intend to do."
A copy of Congressman Hunter's letter, as well as two articles regarding Huawei acquisition efforts are provided. Media are encouraged to contact Gary Becks at (619) 334-1655 for additional information or to arrange an interview with Hunter.
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I trust Duncan Hunters judgement and totally distrust any Chinese Communist company.
Its sad how many people couldn’t care less that the Chinese are supplying weapons to our enemies (the folks killing our soldiers) as long as they themselves make a buck off china.
I can’t believe that all these years I have not been following Duncan Hunter’s career.. I am glad I discovered him this early in the campaign. I think he is by far the best candidate in the race, and as more folks take the time to get to know him they will agree.
In all fairness.. I think you have clearly demonstrated your OPOSITION to Duncan Hunter over the past several weeks.. so forgive me if I take this into consideration when reading your post.... I suspect your post is just another attempt to smear Duncan Hunter.. If you want to check the FACTS and sources on this please do so and get back to me with what you find.... and please stick to the facts...
I as not trying to deflect attention TOWARD you in any way.. I was simply stating that having reviewed some of your recent posts I don't see you as a "strong supporter of Duncan Hunter" so therefore when you post a comment like....YOUR WORDS IN RED
This is false
This is just silly and snarky. Hunter is demeaning himself, not Romney.
I take it with a "grain of salt" in view of the fact that you have not publicly stated your SUPPORT for Duncan Hunter.... as demonstrated by comments in previous posts...such as...
I like supporting RP (because I have for so long before he became so controversial) but I am prepared to let the primaries speak. If RP gets traction, great. If not, move on to my second choices. By that time (after SC), only two or three other candidates are likely to be viable and they will like be Rudi, Mitt, Fred. And I'll pick the guy most likely to beat Rudi in FL and elsewhere.
>>>3Com said it will be acquired by Bain Capital Partners in a $2.2 billion cash deal that will see 3Com’s longtime partner Huawei Technologies participate in the transaction.<<<
That statement is not exactly false. Bain was founded in 1984 by Mitt Romney, T. Coleman Andrews III and Eric Kriss.
>>>this transaction should be terminated on the grounds of national security.
Are you familar with the Pentagon report?
Pentagon: China Gearing Up for High-Tech Warfare
Thank you Cal, I knew you would show up to answer questions sooner or later.. :) I just don’t have the direct knowledge on this subject to really engage.. But I will be watching the thread.. thanks again
There was a very similar situation a few years ago concerning Global Crossing. I followed that because I was involved with telephone services.
The government stepped in on the Global Crossings deal due to National Securities issues. That is still unresolved.
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There’s no need for the piss and moan routine, sheesh.
I was simply responding to a post which suggested that the orginal post was false... I have no way to dispute that claim but simply took note of the fact that the individual making the claim was NOT a Duncan Hunter supporter... (note taken) -- I am glad there are others out there who are more knowledgeable on this and can fill us ALL in on the facts and details.. TOWARD VICTORY ! -- No pissing and moaning here.. just grins from ear to ear my FRiend...
Why is there no direct link to this “Press Release” on Duncan Hunter’s website? Your provided link only goes to his home page and I don’t see this listed under “Press Releases” anywhere. Is his own website lagging behind?
It’ll be a long time before we hear Slick Willard’s flip-flopping response to this. He’s still talking to his lawyers!
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As I already posted I got this in a private e-mail from someone that I trust. I have not reason to belive that it is fabricated in any way. I don’t know if it is or will be posted on his website. I posted the contact numbers of the source that folks are welcome to call and verify... I am not sure what more I can say, I don’t speak for the Duncan Hunter campaign I am just a grain of sand on the beach :)
Expect to hear words like “Disassociated”
there is nothing “alleged” about the original post.. If you think it is “fabricated” than I would suggest that it is incumbant upon YOU to show evidence of that.. MY credibility is on the line everytime I post... and if something I post is KNOWINGLY FALSE I will be the first person to remove that source from my contact list.. and will at that time provide the source information to ANY person privately.... until then the post stands as is..
This is not an unverified source. The release came out from Gary Becks. He is the media contact with the Hunter Campaign. It is not on the site yet because the two people that update the site are having computer issues.
Thanks Cal !! I know that... I was just making a point in general about stuff that I post.. whether the source is POSTED as it is in this case.. or I choose NOT to disclose the source as it is in MOST cases.. :)
Romney being a founder is true. And since we have no way of knowing the interworkings of the business relations, we can’t comment on what is true in the current sense.
Right now, this is a National Security issue and I’m very sure they know more about this than we do. Bain can’t ignore Hunter. He is involved with National Security.
Look at Global Crossings. They are still trying to create ‘new’ business partners (Singapore Telecom) to get around the National Security ruling of 4 years ago.
you are a bit delusional my FRiend... if you can’t see the INTENSE media bias against Duncan Hunter, and the fact that the LEFT would be THRILLED if ANY candidate OTHER than Duncan Hunter wins the GOP primary.. than I can only conclude that you are either SUPPORTING the left (which I doubt, because you do seem to be an honest conservative), or are successfully being USED by the LEFT.... until we get closer to the primary you are anyone else for that matter can’t conclude that “Duncan Hunter can’t win”... I hope your eyes will soon be open and come over and help us get Duncan Hunter the attention he deserves.. if we are not successful come election day than we all must seriously ponder what in the world has happened to the GOP..
Hunter is a member of the Homeland Security Committee.
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I starting to view some of my fellow FReepers as HildaBeast enablers.... you seem to spouting the same garbage that folks who DO NOT want Duncan Hunter to get any “traction” — if I am wrong please tell me otherwise... if you REALLY think Duncan Hunter deserves to get some traction as you say you do you sure are working hard against him... and please don’t give me the.... “if I thought he could win I would support him”...... That is pure propaganda BS, intended to keep folks from taking a serious look at him.... and you either know that or you are deceived my friend.. I hope to see you on the Duncan Hunter team sooner than later.. because if you jump on board later, when it becomes “popular” to do so.. which I and many others hope will soon happen.. than I hope you remember this conversation.. until them.. I am done spinning my wheels with you my friend.. no offense.. but I have better things to do with my time that go back and forth with a coward (NO I AM NOT CALLING YOU A COWARD).. I don’t know what your intentions are... but if you fall into the category of folks who WANT to support Duncan Hunter.. but will only do so AFTER it becomes popular to do so.. than YES I am calling you.. and everyone else that fits into that category a coward........With that.. I got a war to go fight...
Read the thread.
Perhaps not to you, but it is to me.
I saw an unlinked reference to this "Press Release" on another forum. A Google search presents this topic as a possible link to a source. However, the "link" provided by the OP was NOT a link to a source and that should have been made clear by Mr. Osborne in the OP.
Look, I don't know Mr. Osborne, his politics or his "credibility" from Adam. For all I know (or care), he might be a pseudonym for Duncan Hunter himself...but it's irrelevant to the point. When I read a post in this forum purporting to link to a source, I expect to find THAT SOURCE at the other end of the link...and not have to spend several minutes in a fruitless search of the offered "source" for verification.
"The release came out from Gary Becks."
Neither you nor I know that based on Mr. Osborne's information presented. Perhaps you're intimate with the campaign. I'm not.
"It is not on the site yet because the two people that update the site are having computer issues."
That information would have been a welcome addition to the OP, as would have been his disclaimer several posts deep into the topic.
As to the content of the "Press Release" itself and as a $$$ contributor to the Hunter campaign, I'll echo the sentiment expressed above. It smacks of desperation politics and I'm truly sorry to see it.
>>>Perhaps not to you, but it is to me.
No. It has contact information for verification. That qualifies for verified source.
>>>However, the “link” provided by the OP was NOT a link to a source and that should have been made clear by Mr. Osborne in the OP.
The FreeRepublic site has accepted that method in past postings. If they have changed the rules, I’ve not seen the thread posted. But when someone has breaking news that has not made the website source, FR has permitted the linking of the source site. AND, you can go right the the GoHunter08.com contact links to verify Gary Becks.
>>>he might be a pseudonym for Duncan Hunter himself.
Duncan Hunter has his own user login at FR verified by the Site Admin of FR.
>>>Where are his Meetups and his supporters on MySpace and Facebook. Or dozens of blogs and specialty websites supporting him.
What are you talking about?
Hunter has won or been 2nd in several straw polls. And there are dozens of Meetups sites, etc.
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>>>Senior Pentagon officials, meanwhile, are investigating the security aspects of the announced plan for China’s Huawei Technologies and the investment firm Bain Capital Partners to buy 3Com, which makes equipment used by the Pentagon to block computer hackers, including those from the Chinese military.<<<
Tidbit for all. 3Com is the company responsible for providing the firewalls and security software to the Pentagon. Let’s keep that in mind.
Chinese military hacked into Pentagon
Whatever the merits of Duncan's positions and record, it's very hard to take much encouragement from those numbers.
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My simple concerns are these:
The only relevent point to me is why this deal even has a prayer of going through, and why all the Presidential candidates, regardless of stripe, are not speaking out against it.
If Hunter is speaking out against it, and advising or asking other candidates to do likewise...bully for him. He should be.
Given these conditions, if true, it IS a national security issue and therefore does fall under the umbrella of scrutiny for national security reasons...because 3COM is deeply involved with the cyber security of the DOD and the Chinese have stated directly and are acting on it, their intent to be able to oppose us in that areana.
Just my htoughts on the issue.
That statement is false. If Tancredo works real hard, he may someday be considered Hunter's protege. Hunter got the fence passed and it is your namesake that is holding up progress. Hunter is the only one running on either side that has actually "done" anything in regards to border security.
If you want to support or vote for "Road to the WhiteHouse" converts, that is certainly your prerogative. This isn't the last flailings of anyone, nor is it an attack. If Romney has no gravitas with Bain, which he founded, then I am not sure who would. It certainly isn't an attack to request someone admonish a company that he, himself, founded.
When the entire hen house is all foxes and no hens; I am not sure what value media polls will be to you then. Ron Paul would likely blame the hens for being so tasty. Fred would likely say we have to give the foxes some aspirations of eating hens until his handlers reigned him in. McCain would be concerned foxes were being tortured and write a "Fox Bill of Rights". Huckabee would pander to all concerned till we could at least "feel good" about the situation. Rudy, well Rudy wouldn't care because he is smart enough to realize, people will support him, because he knows they will put the foxes on the back burner, because they think he is the only one who can defeat the mythical sasquatch.
Hunter is the only candidate who has a clue about the threat to this country from Chinese espionage and penetration of our economy. While other candidates adopt poses about “family values” (which are important, but not a primary responsibility of the federal government) and sport bogus last-minute “conversions” to conservative values, Hunter has walked the walk for his entire career.
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