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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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Effin scumbag
1 posted on 10/15/2009 7:09:49 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude
When is the public going to WAKE UP??? This guy wants to do us in. Just like the Clintons in the 90s, he wants other countries to keep US in check. Lord help our country.
2 posted on 10/15/2009 7:11:59 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Joiseydude
Not the first to betray us to the ChiComs...

I wonder if Hussein did it for money (like Clinton) or if he is an ideologically motivated traitor.

3 posted on 10/15/2009 7:12:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: Joiseydude

Sec. of Commerce, Gary Locke, a Chinese-American, is a Socialist globalist who will sell what is left of the USA to China.


4 posted on 10/15/2009 7:13:07 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Joiseydude

PS-This won’t make the nightly Alphabets. They support everything Zero does.


5 posted on 10/15/2009 7:13:20 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Joiseydude
..just like clinton went against the security council wishes not to give china missile guidance capabilities...”we're too strong”
6 posted on 10/15/2009 7:14:16 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Joiseydude

He’s a graduate of the Nicholas Berg school of foreign policy.


7 posted on 10/15/2009 7:14:49 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Joiseydude
So, Obama and the Democrats DO believe in a strong military.

Just not ours.

8 posted on 10/15/2009 7:16:55 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Joiseydude

IDIOT!!! Al Gore’s bullcrap enabled Russia and China to get back into the game.


9 posted on 10/15/2009 7:17:16 AM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Joiseydude

Uhm, uhm, uhm...what?


10 posted on 10/15/2009 7:18:20 AM PDT by GauchoUSA
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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?!!!


11 posted on 10/15/2009 7:19:51 AM PDT by GauchoUSA
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To: Joiseydude
Obama and the Democrats are giving missile technology to China in exchange for some other support from the Chicoms(secret funds, etc). The Chinese will then provide the technology to North Korea. This happened before in the 1990’s with the Clinton's and Johnny Chung, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_United_States_campaign_finance_controversy

The Year of the Rat and Betrayal by Bill Gertz give more inormation on this. The MSM covered all this up to protect the Democrats.

12 posted on 10/15/2009 7:20:18 AM PDT by detective
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To: originalbuckeye

Jeez, what the hell next?


13 posted on 10/15/2009 7:22:29 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Doing my part to piss off the heathen left.)
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To: Joiseydude
&*)&(^)&*^&*)^0!!!!!

This Administration is )^(^%$%^$ clueless!

During the 1990's, China violated EVERY SINGLE NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY IT SIGNED, including it's own White Papers. It violated the MTCR, the NPT, the CWC, and IAEA safeguards.

Moreover, it transferred this technology to North Korea and Iran, both of which have become a threat to the United States.

What they couldn't buy through the lax Clinton Commerce Department, they STOLE. Bambi is WORSE than Clinton, who signed waivers to allow China access to technology typically prohibited to them.

TRAITOR!

14 posted on 10/15/2009 7:22:51 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (I am a Declarationist!)
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To: Joiseydude

Here’s the actual beginning of the article: (more at link)

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.

The presidential notice alters a key provision of the 1999 Defense Authorization Act that required that the president notify Congress whether a transfer of missile and space technology to China would harm the U.S. space-launch industry or help China’s missile programs.

The law was passed after a late-1990s scandal involving the U.S. companies Space Systems/Loral and Hughes Electronics Corp.

Both companies improperly shared technology with China and were fined $20 million and $32 million, respectively, by the State Department after a U.S. government investigation concluded that their know-how was used to improve China’s long-range nuclear missiles.

Section 1512 of the 1999 law requires the president to certify to Congress in advance of any missile equipment or technology exports to China that the export will not harm the U.S. space-launch industry and that “missile equipment or technology, including any indirect technical benefit that could be derived from such export, will not measurably improve the missile or space launch capabilities of the People’s Republic of China.”

The new policy appears aimed at increasing U.S.-China space cooperation, which has been limited since the Loral and Hughes case. It follows the Chinese military’s test of an anti-satellite missile that produced potentially dangerous space junk after the missile destroyed a Chinese weather satellite in a January 2007 test.


15 posted on 10/15/2009 7:23:37 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is always a bad idea.)
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To: Joiseydude; Calpernia; AuntB; cripplecreek

W...........T...............F????????????????????


16 posted on 10/15/2009 7:29:04 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Joiseydude

Bill Clinton was writing checks that Obama can’t cash.

ChiComs probably threatened to start a run on the dollar as his precious Health Care bill is dangling. He probably would have ceded Hawaii to them and put a statue of Mao on the National Mall if he had to.


17 posted on 10/15/2009 7:29:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TheWriterTX
This is beyond strange and quite insidious:

The presidential notice alters a key provision of the 1999 Defense Authorization Act that required that the president notify Congress whether a transfer of missile and space technology to China would harm the U.S. space-launch industry or help China’s missile programs.


18 posted on 10/15/2009 7:29:48 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is always a bad idea.)
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To: BenLurkin

I think it is a vital part of Zero’s bold surrender policy.


19 posted on 10/15/2009 7:30:00 AM PDT by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: Joiseydude
Obama loosens missile technology controls to China

The street thug must've looked at how Beezlebubba and Hildabeast made a fortune and collected campaign contributions from the Red Chinese and decided he could do the same.

20 posted on 10/15/2009 7:31:07 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO - When 0bama Fails, Freedom Prevails!)
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