Skip to comments.Clinton in the shadow of treason
Posted on 06/20/2003 8:51:34 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln
Thursday 19 June 2003
Seeing as Hillary Clinton's book has decided to mock history in an attempt to clear a path to the White House, I think it behoves us to once again draw attention to the enormous damage her husband wilfully did to America's national security.
Several years ago I put forward the view that Clinton's cooperation with Beijing's intelligence operations were so extensive that it could be decided in the interest of saving the presidential office to suppress evidence that might directly incriminate Clinton and some of his associates. I also stated that "the damage to American national security is very deep and longstanding".
The release of the Cox Report tends to support the first statement and most certainly confirms the second. In addition, FBI wire taps appear to have confirmed that Jiang Zemin approved the cover stories for the PLA's money conduits. Whatever Jiang did was done with the knowledge of Zhu Rongji and the rest of the leadership. It is now believed that FBI investigations also led to the conclusion that Clinton was fully aware of the details, including payments of what amounted to nothing less than bribes.
As I have said more than once: "The Americans gave Clinton the key to the candy store and he sold it to Beijing." And this, readers, is basically what the Cox Committee discovered. My old English teacher used to say that "the devil is in the details". I also said that "in accordance with my previous assessment, that it is these very details that will be withheld from the American public." This is exactly what has been done.
Despite the spin Clinton and his horde of media friends tried to put on this terrible situation, it still boils down to treason.
Observing the Clinton propaganda machine, even from this distance, I predicted that, using its media allies, it would launch a multi-pronged attack: 1. It would claim that most of the damage was done during previous administrations. 2. That most of spying occurred in nuclear facilities. 3. In any case, the loss of American military secrets to China represent only a marginal threat to national security. Again, I was right. What is more, none of these excuses can withstand an honest appraisal of the facts, which a quick examination will easily reveal.
Number one is simply not true. If it were, why was Chung given a top security clearance and access to the White House at the suggestion of Chinese officials? I made clear elsewhere that Beijing laid down conditions that gave it access to all of America's secrets. To fulfil this condition Clinton abolished Department of Energy internal controls that restricted access to sensitive facilities thus allowing Chinese intelligence operatives free reign.
In addition, and this is of critical importance, Clinton virtually abolished controls on exports to China of high-tech equipment that had important military applications. Moreover, to make it even easier to access this equipment and knowledge Clinton transferred responsibility for technology exports from defence to the Commerce Department. Why? Because this had the effect of removing these technologies classified status.
What is not classified cannot therefore be secret. This is the Clintons' devious legalistic logic at work. "How could I have sold secrets", he can now claim, "when they weren't secret?"
This allowed certain companies to sell formerly classified equipment to the People's Liberation Army in return for making heavy donations to the Democrats especially one in particular. One would have to be incredibly naive, or fanatically partisan, to think all of this was due to administrative ineptitude. The important fact here is that previous presidents did not sell their country's secrets.
Defence number two that espionage of any significance only occurred in nuclear laboratories is made risible by a mountain of evidence to the contrary. Such a defence is the fruit of desperation. The third defence that any damage to US security is only marginal is worthless.
Marginal or not it would still have unnecessarily put at risk the lives of a great many Americans. Moreover, this too is a hollow defence. By selling this technology to the PLA Clinton strengthened the hand of China's crude nationalists at the expense of more liberal forces. The longer it took the PLA to develop these technologies the more time Chinese liberals would have had to consolidate their influence.
Clinton has also saved Beijing an enormous amount of time and resources, which can now be put to other military uses.
Even if the damage has been greatly over-stated, it should not be used to conceal the fact that treason is treason. An American who did far less by giving secrets to Israel is now serving a very long prison term. Clinton should do no less. Unfortunately this will never happen. I fear the American people could not live with the disgrace of knowing that a president had betrayed them, even though the networks apparently can.
Americans are now confronted with the spectacle of Hillary Clinton cynically trying lay down the foundations for a presidential bid. This woman is far worse than her husband ever was. God help America, not to mention the rest of us, should she manage to fulfill her overriding ambition.
Libdem/Chicoms disagree? (You folks have been awfully silent lately...)
Here we have our nuclear secrets going off to China and the media is focused on zippergate. Was this by design?
Many would say Clinton wasn't smart enough to divert the media's attention away from the real crimes of his presidency, but IMHO the gut has a history of deception that could only be compared to the Devil himself. Just the snow job he pulled over on his ROTC recruiters eyes should be proof enough. Deep down I feel the Lewinsky scandal was too tempting a bait for the media to resist.
IMHO Clinton sold us out to the Chinese for his re-election in 1996. I believe him and Al Gore were worried about how much money Bob Dole might raise and did what he had to win... "Win at all cost" in Clintonese means sell our nuclear treasures to the highest bidder
It is always wonderful to read someone who can see right through the clintons and is not afraid to tell it like it is.
What did Starr know, and when did he know it?
What has always bothered me about this whole deal is that some parts of the investigation into the loss of our W-88 warhead technoligy and the missile guidence technoligy has been sealed for 50 years. Usually when this happens is because if the truth came out, the public would demand action and the only option might be all out war and a scandal so bad that it might bring down the government.
As I have said many times on this forum, Bill Clinton's treasonous actions will be haunting us for many years to come. The disgrace and dishonor of the Lewinsky scandal is just the thin skin covering this cess pool of Bill Clinton's tenure as the POTUS
The whole thing smells and considering the lengths Bill Clinton would go to decieve those he felt he had to, this is not tinfoil talk by any standard
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