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Obama loosens missile technology controls to China
WashingtonTimes ^ | Thursday, October 15, 2009 | Bill Gertz

Posted on 10/15/2009 7:09:49 AM PDT by Joiseydude

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.

"It's as though Commerce's mishandling of missile-tech transfers to China in the 1990s never happened," said Mr. Sokolski, a former Pentagon proliferation specialist. "But it did. As a result, we are now facing much more accurate, reliable missiles from China."

Mr. Sokolski said he expects the U.S. government under the new policy to again boost Chinese military modernization through "whatever renewed 'benign' missile technology" is approved.

"It was foolish for us to do this in the 1990s and is even more dangerous for us to do now," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhochina; bhofascism; bhotreason; bhotyranny; china; corruption; impeachobama; military; missiles; missiletechnology; obama
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To: Joiseydude

Yes, Clinton redux.


41 posted on 10/15/2009 8:39:39 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Joiseydude; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


42 posted on 10/15/2009 8:44:19 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GauchoUSA
Does he not realize that [God forbid] we’re at the brink of a third world war? Moreover! Does he not realize that China may not necessarily be on our side?!!!

Due to incompetent "leadership": We. Are. Screwed.
43 posted on 10/15/2009 8:47:13 AM PDT by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load)
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To: Joiseydude

Ruh-roh. Not good. This is awful news.


44 posted on 10/15/2009 10:36:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Democrats are either traitors or they’re insane.....IMO they’re both.

When Clinton did this as a pay off for Red Chinese cash toward his election, I knew it would result in a great increase in Chinese Military capabilities. Though a part of me ignorantly hoped I was wrong and that “our” government officials knew what they were doing and had our best interests at heart...and would never do anything that would harm our security in the slightest. WRONG! Thanks to these corrupt treasonous scum, prior to Clinton they hadn’t the missile technology to accurately target US cities, now they do! And now Obama wants to boost the Red Chinese’ Military capabilities even more. Unbelievable!

They sold most of our production capabilities to the Red Chinese. They sold our debt to the Red Chinese with options to buy US properties. They light up the Empire State Building in the colors of the Red Chinese flag to honor the anniversary of their Communist Revolution. And they give them the Technology to kill us.

What does it take to be charged with treason anymore?


45 posted on 10/15/2009 11:03:13 AM PDT by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: Main Street

Basically, the Hughes participation was a review of a failed Chinese attempt to launch a Loral Satellite into orbit. Hughes engineers reviewed the rocket design and launch procedures and made valuable recommendations to improve their reliability. When the Pentagon found out they referred the case to Justice as an illegal export of defense technology, in this case dual use technology.

I fear the Chinese more than the Russians and the last thing we need is to teach them what we know about military technology.


46 posted on 10/15/2009 11:08:14 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The People have abdicated our duties; ... and anxiously hope for just two things: bread and circuses)
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To: Joiseydude
President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department

Am I the only one who fails to see the significance of this?

It was controlled by the White House (meaning Obama).

47 posted on 10/15/2009 11:10:29 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: khnyny

I agree so much!!!


48 posted on 10/15/2009 11:17:46 AM PDT by Katarina (Thank God for Conservative talk radio.)
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To: pissant

We are in such deep $#IT!


49 posted on 10/15/2009 11:28:05 AM PDT by AuntB (If the TALIBAN grew drugs & burned our land instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: AuntB

We are going to stop this downward spiral. This country has survived idiots like Obama before, and we will again.


50 posted on 10/15/2009 11:32:25 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Joiseydude

Effin scumbag bump! ;-(


51 posted on 10/15/2009 11:46:53 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: All

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/15/inside-the-ring-2059116/

“EXCLUSIVE: Obama loosens missile technology controls to China”
By Bill Gertz
INSIDE THE RING
(October 15, 2009)

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.

Commerce officials say the shift will not cause controls to be loosened in regards to the export of missile and space technology.

Eugene Cottilli, a spokesman for Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, said under new policy the U.S. government will rigorously monitor all sensitive exports to China.”


52 posted on 10/15/2009 7:39:09 PM PDT by Cindy
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Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Memorandum-to-the-Secretary-of-Commerce/

THE BRIEFING ROOM

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
___________________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release September 29, 2009

September 29, 2009

Presidential Determination

No. 2009-31

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE

SUBJECT: Presidential Determination on the Delegation of Certifications Under Section 1512 of Public Law 105-261

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of Title 3, United States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions of the President under section 1512 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (NDAA).

In the performance of your responsibility under this memorandum, you shall consult, as appropriate, the heads of other executive departments and agencies.

You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA


53 posted on 10/15/2009 7:39:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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