Skip to comments.Clinton Administration Gave China Top Nuclear Secrets (Flashback)
Posted on 07/03/2003 12:12:19 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
A scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has provided information that seriously contradicts Clinton administration claims that nuclear secrets obtained by China were solely the result of espionage during the late 1980's.
A nuclear weapons scientist, who has sought anonymity "to keep my position and keep supporting my family," has informed NewsMax.com that the Clinton administration has, in fact, aggressively sought to provide China with some of the nation's most closely guarded nuclear weapons technology.
"It seems like every day there are more and more Chinese at Livermore," he stated. The scientist said the administration had facilitated the transfer of laser technology employed in the process of making nuclear weapons-grade plutonium.
"Early in the 1980's a process was developed at Lawrence Livermore for producing weapons-grade plutonium," the scientist explained, revealing for the first time details of a U.S. government project then considered the government's most important.
This concern for security for the weapons enriching laser process, however, quickly faded during the Clinton administration.
During the Clinton administration's first year, China began making overtures to gain access to Livermore's weapons-grade enriching process.
For years the work at Livermore had been a prime target for Chinese espionage. In 1988, the FBI's Chief of Counterintelligence, Harry Godfrey III, told the Los Angeles Times that China was "the most active foreign power" seeking America's military secrets. Godfrey said Livermore National Laboratory was among China's main targets.
Garberson said that the rules at Livermore "remain by law: no transfer of classified technology to Russia and China" is permitted, and said he was familiar enough with programs there to know that no technologies had been reclassified to allow for Commerce Department officials to sell the technology abroad.
The Clinton administration had reset long-standing policies relating to technology transfers. By March of 1994, the administration had abolished the COCOM system that had safeguarded technology transfers from Western countries to East Bloc or communist nations.
Later the White House took the key decision-making powers over technology transfers from the State and Defense Departments and gave them to the Commerce Department.
These changes greatly expedited sales of U.S. technology, including supercomputers once prohibited for sale to communist countries and useful in developing nuclear weapons.
When the Justice Department began a grand jury probe of this apparent illegal transfer, President Clinton quickly reclassified the technology and approved its transfer, effectively undermining the Justice Department's case against Loral.
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Has this been changed back to give State and Defense dept. key decision-making powers?
The Bill Clinton I knew wouldn't have given away any secrets to China.
He would have ***SOLD*** 'em, and for a pretty penny, too!
What was the story? I remember some scientist in VA or MD who turned up dead, supposedly because of a heart attack. Also, someone who was going to testify either died or became very ill right before they were supposed to testify, but I don't remember which Clinton mess that was associated with.
...And so much more. The power of the media at work.
Your perseverance on Kearn Cottingham is amazing!
Not only that, but many, maybe even most Americans haven’t a clue about even a tiny fraction of the evil that occurred.
Recently, during a discussion on politics, I told a family member who was in from out of town, that the media has treated President Bush very unfairly largely because he is a Republican, and “conservative.”
You know what her response was? First there was an expression of utter disbelief, and then she replied “Are you kidding? Look at how they treated Clinton just because he had an affair.”
Here is a ten-years-later follow-up on this:
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