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Are Our Nuclear Secrets Safe In Obama's Hands?
IBD Editorials ^ | December 23, 2011 | Editor

Posted on 12/23/2011 5:34:40 PM PST by Kaslin

Inviting Espionage: The administration is considering reviving a '90s-era nuclear scientist exchange program with China. Does no one in the White House remember how much damage the previous arrangement caused?

Of the many regrettable initiatives dreamed up by the Clinton administration, few were as perverse as the nuclear scientist exchange program. The arrangement turned out to be a gift to the Chinese, who were able to steal U.S. nuclear secrets virtually in plain sight.

Either unable or unwilling to learn from the past, the Obama administration wants to bring the program back. The Washington Times reports that "Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman is working on a major Obama administration initiative that would renew scientist exchanges between U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories and Chinese nuclear facilities."

The 1990s version of the exchanges yielded unprecedented espionage. How bad was it? An internal lab document obtained and reported by IBD in 1999 indicated that "during the Clinton administration, the number of Chinese nationals working" at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico had "catapulted 411%."

We're not saying every Chinese worker at the lab was a spy. But Congress found at least 13 suspected spies gained lab access without proper CIA or FBI vetting. Why open U.S. labs to scientists from a nation that had already been stealing our nuclear secrets for decades?

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: nationalsecurityfail; nuclearsecrets; obama

1 posted on 12/23/2011 5:34:43 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What secrets?


2 posted on 12/23/2011 5:36:17 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Kaslin

Rhetorical question?


3 posted on 12/23/2011 5:36:39 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Kaslin
I would hope that the pResident did not have the security clearance to see much.
4 posted on 12/23/2011 5:37:45 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Kaslin

If this POTUS wants it to be done, then it is harmful, and he relishes in the damage that will be done.


5 posted on 12/23/2011 5:38:01 PM PST by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: Kaslin

Well, we already know that drones and helicopter tails certainly are not safe in his hands.

Why would anything else be?


6 posted on 12/23/2011 5:38:06 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Kaslin

No.


7 posted on 12/23/2011 5:39:17 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Kaslin

I wouldn’t trust Obama with my family “Secret” recipe book much less anything else!


8 posted on 12/23/2011 5:39:22 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Kaslin

Is the Pope Presbyterian?


9 posted on 12/23/2011 5:39:48 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: Kaslin

NO


10 posted on 12/23/2011 5:41:53 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: jakerobins

Neither would I


11 posted on 12/23/2011 5:43:02 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Does a chicken have lips?


12 posted on 12/23/2011 5:45:20 PM PST by Duck Fan
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To: Kaslin

Our secrets are as safe as Obama being a marxist muslim American hater.


13 posted on 12/23/2011 5:46:04 PM PST by Leep
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To: Kaslin

BWAHAHAHAHAHAH! You’re killing me. I laugh to keep from crying.


14 posted on 12/23/2011 5:46:26 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Brilliant

Brilliant. ROFLMAO!


15 posted on 12/23/2011 5:47:44 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

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16 posted on 12/23/2011 5:50:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Kaslin
Does no one in the White House remember how much damage the previous arrangement caused?


17 posted on 12/23/2011 5:50:10 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: exit82

Well, Larry Sinclair’s ‘drone’ is safe in hussein’s hands evidently. Our nukie stuff? NNNNOOOOOOO!!!


18 posted on 12/23/2011 5:51:55 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: Kaslin

No less safe in Obama’s hands than they were in Clinton’s hands.


19 posted on 12/23/2011 5:52:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Kaslin
What few secrets remain that he hasn't sold or given to our enemies aren't worth knowing.

How many STDs kennedy had, if jimmy carter was a cross dressing dancer in a southern str, what is the secret blend of seven herbs and spices...
20 posted on 12/23/2011 5:59:14 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Kaslin
Either unable or unwilling to learn from the past...

Oh, hussein learned from the past. This is intentional. Why is hussein obama not in prison for treason? Seriously, why isn't he?

21 posted on 12/23/2011 6:09:52 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Kaslin

Of course not.........


22 posted on 12/23/2011 6:13:15 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Kaslin

If you have to ask, then the ? answers itself


23 posted on 12/23/2011 6:38:58 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Kaslin
Either unable or unwilling to learn from the past, the Obama administration wants to bring the program back.

Incorrect on both counts. They are able and willing to learn from the past. They saw how much damage it did and want to repeat the damage.

24 posted on 12/23/2011 6:45:10 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Kaslin
Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman
Add one more to the prosecutions list.
25 posted on 12/23/2011 6:51:06 PM PST by bksanders (Spewing Forth Vitriol at the Speed of Spit)
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To: Kaslin

No. Moreover, if Obama doesn’t win again, he may well see to it a nuke blows on shore in US. That’ll teach us a lesson, just like last time we were attacked on shore / sardonic. If there is any truth to the “truthers” it’s more likely the Demoncrats allowed it.


26 posted on 12/23/2011 6:57:50 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Kaslin

Nothing is safe in President Trainwreck’s hands. He has the reverse Midas touch.


27 posted on 12/23/2011 7:00:48 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Kaslin

It seemed clear that the Clintons got campaign money from the Chinese in exchange for satellite/missile intel (LORAL et al). What has been the source of The Won’s $1B+ warchest? Since it is hidden from FEC scrutiny (no public funds and exempt from audit), we’ll never know if secrets were sold for campaign contributions a la the 1st black President.


28 posted on 12/23/2011 7:00:56 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Kaslin

They obviously don’t understand that we must destroy this country at all costs and if Obama can’t get re-elected, well then this will make sure the country goes down regardless of who is President. Got it.


29 posted on 12/23/2011 7:05:22 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Kaslin
Are Our Nuclear Secrets Safe In Obama's Hands?

Just the fact that the question needs to be asked, gives you the answer.

30 posted on 12/23/2011 7:17:25 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: SumProVita
Rhetorical question?

that's what I was going to post...

31 posted on 12/23/2011 7:22:35 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: Kaslin; Alamo-Girl; ntnychik; Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach
I have Notra Trulock's Code Name Kindred Spirit. Wen Ho Lee seemed to have had a disk which seemed to have our warhead data on it but not to worry he didn't share it with anybody but destroyed it. Really.

Bill Richardson is tasked by Bill Clinton to smear Notra Trulock.

A greasy smear by a greaseball.

The Clinton of the 1995 Loral-Hughes Schwartz-Armstrong data leak which the May 1997 DOD report said "damaged national security".

Gee but would Barry the Fairy really compromise the America he loves with her enemy the ChiComs.

Notra Trulock vs. Wen Ho Lee


32 posted on 12/23/2011 7:31:03 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Kaslin

This is what happens when a communist traitor mole is elected POTUS.

What else would be expected?


33 posted on 12/23/2011 7:32:29 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: PhilDragoo

Bbbut, won’t Ayatollah 0bama give us “peace, land and bread”.


34 posted on 12/23/2011 7:46:58 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Kaslin
If you think about it, international influence-peddling is probably one of the most lucrative and easy-to-conceal crimes going.

Money flowing from an offshore source to a offshore bank is untraceable to onshow law enforcement. Can you just imagine all the creative ways that foreign aid money can be skimmed off the time and "laundered"?

35 posted on 12/23/2011 7:51:05 PM PST by The Duke
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To: Kaslin

I think they already have the secrets, they just want some experienced scientists and engineers to help on the applications.


36 posted on 12/23/2011 7:57:03 PM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: Kaslin

brought this to the attention of my congress critter. they couldn’t care less

a few years ago, people would call this high treason. if THIS isn’t treason, I’d hate to imagine what it would take.

if you haven’t received that ‘oh crap’ feeling yet... image higher yield in a smaller package... flown into an American city by a newly acquired stealth drone


37 posted on 12/23/2011 8:26:37 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Kaslin

Nothing is safe in Obama’s hands.


38 posted on 12/23/2011 8:30:29 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Kaslin

China will help make sure that, “America’s chickenz will be comin’ home to roost!”


39 posted on 12/23/2011 8:40:39 PM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Kaslin
SlickWillie SOLD us out, the boy is giving it away...
40 posted on 12/23/2011 8:50:04 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Kaslin

Kinda late to bring this matter up, isn’t it?

That’s why he must be vetted in 2012 before he is allowed to run the 2nd time.

Who is Obama and where is he from?


41 posted on 12/23/2011 8:55:59 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Kaslin

NO. More emphasis: Hell, NO!


42 posted on 12/23/2011 10:17:20 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: GreatRoad
If there is any truth to the “truthers” it’s more likely the Demoncrats allowed it.

It us certain the Gorelick Memo made discovery of plots before their execution more problemmatical. Would those who make their omlettes by breaking 'a few eggs' go so far as to sacrifice a few Americans to further their own agendae? ...make the opposition seem incompetent? ...enact laws which could be used against Americans later?

'Fast and Furious' says yes, they would.

While that seems tinfoil hat stuff, any more, reality is getting pretty far under the old Reynolds Wrap.

The more outrageous the plot seems, the more easily it is dismissed as "Conspiracy Theory" or 'kookiness'.

But Joe McCarthy was right, and the WTC 7 collapse still looks a lot like an implosion job to me.

BTW, that isn't saying Bush did anything, the terrorists had likely been plotting for longer than he was in office, and he had a host of entrenched holdovers in agencies everywhere.

43 posted on 12/23/2011 11:30:10 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
They are able and willing to learn from the past. They saw how much damage it did and want to repeat the damage.

Kind of like those destructive yet ubiquitious "unintended consequences" of [fill in compassionate liberal program here]. Just because the damage was unforeseen by some/most, doesn't mean it was unintended. Look at the WOD... some think it is a failure, but it is actually quite a success. TSA is another success story from the pit of hell.

44 posted on 12/23/2011 11:40:58 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, But,
Billy boy was able to receive substantial contributions from the chi coms for giving them our nuke secrets like how to MIRV nuke rockets.
Come on now what’s more important? Priorities now ya know...


45 posted on 12/24/2011 4:07:36 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Kaslin

Our secrets aren’t safe with any dim president.

From a secular aspect, dims treat World Peace exactly as they treat society.
Everyone should have equal. Equal powers will live in peace.
The rich (technologically superior) should give to the poor (technologically inferior).

Clinton did it with missile technology. MIRV technology to China in particular. With a little money changing hands no doubt.

Add religious conviction to that and we’re in real trouble.


46 posted on 12/24/2011 4:39:03 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Kaslin

NO, Next Question


47 posted on 12/24/2011 4:59:09 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Kaslin
This all gets back to Clinton's idea (Obie has obviously endorsed it in spades) that America is the big bad dog that the rest of the world hates because we're so dominant. The thinking goes, if we make America weaker, on par with the rest of the world, we won't be the target of the have-nots. Let's let everyone have nucleur weapons, for example. Or share our defense technologies with the world.

All the above relies on trust, but if few of the have-nots are trustworthy, we're committing a suicide of sorts by arming our enemies.

America is one of the few who've proven to be trustworthy. Yes, we used the bomb. Once....to save millions. We've fought all over the globe but never to enrich ourselves. We've fought to free more Muslims around the world than anyone else. All we've asked, as Colin Powell once said, is enough ground to bury our dead. We've projected our integrity onto peoples that don't deserve it. Simply take a look at the stone age mentality of much of the middle east, or the deceitful intentions and actions of the Chinese. It won't end well, for us, at least.

It's becoming clearer that the world sorely misses our role as sheriff.

48 posted on 12/24/2011 7:53:34 AM PST by chiller ( Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

str = strip club...


49 posted on 12/24/2011 8:42:08 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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