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The Idiot's Guide to Chinagate
RichardPoe.com ^ | May 26, 2003 | Richard Poe

Posted on 05/26/2003 9:43:13 AM PDT by Richard Poe

CHINA WILL LIKELY replace the USA as world leader, said Bill Clinton in a recent Washington Post interview. It is just a matter of time. Clinton should know. He has personally done more to build China’s military strength than any man on earth.

Most Americans have heard of the so-called "Chinagate " scandal. Few understand its deadly import, however. Web sites such as "Chinagate for Dummies" and its companion "More Chinagate for Dummies" offer some assistance. Unfortunately, with a combined total of nearly 8,000 words, these two sites – like so many others of the genre – offer more detail than most of us "dummies" can absorb.

For that reason, in the 600 words left in this column, I will try to craft my own "Idiot’s Guide to Chinagate," dedicated to all those busy folks like you and me whose attention span tends to peter out after about 750 words. Here goes.

When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, China presented no threat to the United States. Chinese missiles "couldn’t hit the side of a barn," notes Timothy W. Maier of Insight magazine. They could barely reach Taiwan and would likely miss their targets once they got there.

Thanks to Bill Clinton, China can now hit any city in the USA, using state-of-the-art, solid-fueled missiles with dead-accurate, computerized guidance systems and multiple warheads.

China probably has suitcase nukes as well. These enable China to strike by proxy – equipping nuclear-armed terrorists to do their dirty work, while the Chinese play innocent. Some intelligence sources claim that China maintains secret stockpiles of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons on U.S. soil, for just such contingencies.

In 1997, Clinton allowed China to take over the Panama Canal. The Chinese company Hutchison Whampoa leased the ports of Cristobal and Balboa, on the east and west openings of the canal respectively, thus controlling access both ways. A public outcry stopped Clinton in 1998 from leasing California’s Long Beach Naval Yard to the Chinese firm COSCO. Even so, China can now strike U.S. targets easily from their bases in Panama, Vancouver and the Bahamas.

How did China catch up so fast? Easy. We sold them all the technology they needed – or handed it over for free. Neither neglect nor carelessness are to blame. Bill Clinton did it on purpose.

As a globalist, Clinton promotes "multipolarity"– the doctrine that no country (such as the USA) should be allowed to gain decisive advantage over others.

To this end, Clinton appointed anti-nuclear activist Hazel O’Leary to head the Department of Energy. O’Leary set to work "leveling the playing field," as she put it, by giving away our nuclear secrets. She declassified 11 million pages of data on U.S. nuclear weapons and loosened up security at weapons labs.

Federal investigators later concluded that China made off with the "crown jewels" of our nuclear weapons research under Clinton’s open-door policy – probably including design specifications for suitcase nukes.

Meanwhile, Clinton and his corporate cronies raked in millions.

In his book The China Threat, Washington Times correspondent Bill Gertz describes how the system worked. Defense contractors eager to sell technology to China poured millions of dollars into Clinton’s campaign. In return, Clinton called off the dogs. Janet Reno and other counterintelligence officials stood down while Lockheed Martin, Hughes Electronics, Loral Space & Communications and other U.S. companies helped China modernize its nuclear strike force.

"We like your president. We want to see him reelected," former Chinese intelligence chief General Ji Shengde told Chinagate bagman Johnny Chung.

Indeed, Chinese intelligence organized a massive covert operation aimed at tilting the 1996 election Clinton’s way.

Clinton’s top campaign contributors for 1992 were Chinese agents; his top donors in 1996 were U.S. defense contractors selling missile technology to China.

Clinton recieved funding directly from known or suspected Chinese intelligence agents, among them James and Mochtar Riady who own the Indonesian Lippo Group; John Huang; Charlie Trie; Ted Sioeng; Maria Hsia; Wang Jun and others.

Commerce Secretary Ron Brown served as Clinton’s front man in many Chinagate deals. When investigators began probing Brown’s Lippo Group and Chinagate connections, Brown died suddenly in a suspicious April 1996 plane crash.

Needless to say, China does not share Clinton’s enthusiasm for globalism or multipolarity. The Chinese look out for Number One.

"War [with the United States] is inevitable; we cannot avoid it," said Chinese Defense Minister General Chi Haotian in 2000. "The issue is that the Chinese armed forces must control the initiative in this war."

Bill Clinton has given them a good start.

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Richard Poe is a New York Times bestselling author and cyberjournalist. His book The Seven Myths of Gun Control is due out in paperback in August 2003. Poe’s forthcoming book, The New Underground: How Conservatives Conquered the Internet will be available soon.


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1 posted on 05/26/2003 9:43:13 AM PDT by Richard Poe
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To: Richard Poe
Bump.
2 posted on 05/26/2003 9:44:44 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: Richard Poe
Succinct and on target. Great post.
3 posted on 05/26/2003 9:53:34 AM PDT by LisaFab (Free Miguel Estrada!)
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To: Richard Poe; Alamo-Girl
Thanks for this greta post. China and the abject treasonous support given that regime by our own leaders is going to lead to very big trouble IMHO. I try and warn of it in my Dragon's Fury Series

Also, please check out Alamo-girl's ...

There is great info about Chinagate at the DSL too.

4 posted on 05/26/2003 9:55:42 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Richard Poe
bump
5 posted on 05/26/2003 9:59:20 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: Richard Poe
Perhaps the media have it all wrong, then. Maybe Bill Clinton was our first Chinese president, rather than the first black one.
6 posted on 05/26/2003 10:39:12 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (np Richard Thompson, "The Old Kit Bag")
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To: Richard Poe
I am currently reading Bill Gertz's "The China Threat". As the quote from Gordon Liddy on the back cover states "...this will scare the hell out of you".

The Clintons should be tried for treason, period.
7 posted on 05/26/2003 10:45:55 AM PDT by americanSoul
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To: Richard Poe
It's only May, but this article gets my vote for the most important article of the year. This is both THE most important AND underreported story of the entire 20th Century. An American President sells out his own country for illegal campaign cash he wound up not being able to use!!! But because it lacks sex, brevity, and because it takes an above 75 IQ to understand,(and because it is about the leader of the Democrat party) the story was not given the attention it deserved.

The excuse making and buck passing and spin doctoring will continue, even after the first couple of cities on the West Coast are obliterated by Chinese missiles.

THank you Richard for the websites, and KEEP ON FREEPIN' ON!!!

8 posted on 05/26/2003 10:48:05 AM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Richard Poe; All
"Has that clinton "legacy" made you feel safer yet?"

Lest Americans ever forget why the clintons, and all their enablers need to be hectored, hounded, and harried into silence, until "clintonese is only spoken in Hell," look here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/765080/posts
The Clinton Files
various links | 10-08-02 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/723210/posts
Liars-- and Sleaze, Incorporated... ( my files on the clintons and friends )
various links | 7-27-02 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/611951/posts
Hodgepodge O' Hillary
various links | 01-20-02 | backhoe
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/771000/posts
The Atomic Genie- what we have about North Korea's Nuclear program
various FR posts | 10-17-02 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

There are, of course, what I consider my "most damaging" set of hard-core links:

The Cost of Life (Clinton/Gore Sellout of Security for Campaign Contributions) **FR EXCLUSIVE** #2

CIA Officials Reveal What Went Wrong – Clinton to Blame

Is Bill Clinton Responsible for September 11?

Catastrophic intelligence Failure - Clinton's Bin Laden GATE

-Murder, Inc.--

-The number of "suicides" for people linked to this and other Clinton-related cases--

-ATTENTION BLOODHOUNDS--

-Women in the Clinton Era: Abuse,Intimidation and Smears--

-SEND JUANITA BROADDRICK VIDEO TO THOSE WHO WANT CLINTON TO SPEAK--

Nothing phony about response to Hillary at fete

Hillary's delegates spit on and taunt Police Honor Guard at her Convention

-Hillary Clinton-What America Needs to Know--

-Sen. Hillary Clinton--NewsMax.com Hot Topics--

Boo Hillary! The Video***

9 posted on 05/26/2003 10:58:27 AM PDT by backhoe (A nuke for every Kook ( NK, Iraq, Iran, Pak, India... )- what a Clinton "legacy...")
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To: Richard Poe
a boon to those of us who like to keep records. thanks.
10 posted on 05/26/2003 11:13:29 AM PDT by demosthenes the elder (If *I* can afford $5/month to support FR: SO CAN YOU)
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To: Jeff Head
Thank you so much for the heads up and for linking to the DSL! Hugs!
11 posted on 05/26/2003 11:13:50 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Richard Poe
MEGA BUMP!!
12 posted on 05/26/2003 11:42:58 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: Richard Poe
Two corrections. First, China probably doesn't have suitcase nukes. If they've achieved that level of miniaturization in bomb-making, their new ICBMs should be MIRVed with 6-8 warheads. To the best of my knowledge they're only able to mount 3 or 4 on an ICBM.

Second, it's ridiculous to say that before Clinton, China's missiles could "barely reach Taiwan". Their first limited-range ICBMs were operational by the mid-70s. The first full-range ICBM was tested in 1971, though it wasn't successfully tested until a decade later. However it is true that the accuracy (CEP) of their warheads and reliability of their rockets has improved exponentially in only the last decade.
13 posted on 05/26/2003 12:28:28 PM PDT by Filibuster_60
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To: Richard Poe
An excellent thumbnail sketch, Mr. Poe! Here's my question: In light of the gross and obvious treason that took place, why is it that the entire Republican establishment, George W. Bush included, has done absolutely nothing to either prosecute those involved or halt the sale of sensitive military technology to China? A report surfaced on Frontpage magazine last month that detailed the transfer of a munitions plant in Indiana responsible for the "smart bombs" used in Iraq to China - evidently with the full approval of Bush and the Republicans. While I sincerely hope that Bill Clinton is one day brought to face the tip of a needle for his treason, he is certainly not alone.
14 posted on 05/26/2003 12:42:38 PM PDT by Bogolyubski
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To: All
"Pantex" is the final assembly plant for nuclear weapons,and is located in the Texas Panhandle, near Amarillo, Texas. It is under contract from the government to a company called BWXT (Mason-Hanger, Silas Mason Co., Inc. used to be the contractor). A couple of years ago, I was listening to a talk radio program about the Chinese company Hutchison Whampoa and how it leases the Panama Canal. The female caller said that she had been told BWXT ALSO was owned by Hutchison Whampoa! Not a great thing, if true!

I have searched every way I know to prove or disprove this, and haven't been able to find much out. If anyone knows anything about this, I'd appreciate hearing it.
15 posted on 05/26/2003 2:20:26 PM PDT by Maria S
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To: Filibuster_60
China probably doesn't have suitcase nukes.

Good point, though this is disputable. The Chinese may consider miniaturization technology more vital for terrorist use than for MIRVing, in which case they might refrain from mounting more warheads on an ICBM, for now, in order to prevent us from discovering their capabilities.

...it's ridiculous to say that before Clinton, China's missiles could "barely reach Taiwan."

Thank you for the correction. You are right, of course. I have fixed the error in the other published versions of this column, on NewsMax.com and RichardPoe.com.

16 posted on 05/26/2003 2:42:19 PM PDT by Richard Poe
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To: Richard Poe
Excellent post! bump'n'keep
17 posted on 05/26/2003 2:49:15 PM PDT by CGVet58 (I still miss my ex-wife... but my aim is improving!)
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To: Mia T
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18 posted on 05/26/2003 2:50:26 PM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: Richard Poe
Corrected version...

When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, China presented little threat to the United States. Chinese missiles "couldn’t hit the side of a barn," notes Timothy W. Maier of Insight magazine. Few could reach North America and those that made it would likely miss their targets.


19 posted on 05/26/2003 2:56:25 PM PDT by Richard Poe
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someday billy boy will pay for his treason........
20 posted on 05/26/2003 2:56:34 PM PDT by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of America, treasonous everytime they speak)
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