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Clinton Administration Gave China Top Nuclear Secrets (Flashback)
http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 3-11-99 | Christopher Ruddy

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: china; clinton; nukes; secrets; x42
I was doing some looking around on the web and found this. I just can't believe Clinton got away w/ all this.
1 posted on 07/03/2003 12:12:20 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA
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.

Has this been changed back to give State and Defense dept. key decision-making powers?

2 posted on 07/03/2003 12:15:04 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA
Not to mention the "untimely" death of Kearney Cottingham, an engineer with Loral who was scheduled to testify to the
Select House Committee on the subject.
3 posted on 07/03/2003 12:16:22 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: TommyDale
Sorry, Kearn Cottingham.
4 posted on 07/03/2003 12:16:53 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: OXENinFLA
Neither could I at the time.. but he did. He got by with a lot of things.... things that will haunt us for years.
5 posted on 07/03/2003 12:21:09 PM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: frnewsjunkie
There will be an accounting.
I'm betting sometime in the next 12-18 months, another awful story about the Clintons' traitorous activities will slither out, written by someone they burned on their way from Arkansas, or perhaps from a Red Chinese official who turns up stateside...
Its going to happen--just wait.
6 posted on 07/03/2003 12:29:21 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: TommyDale
http://www.alamo-girl.com/0463.htm


Alamo-girl has a pretty good list of names.
7 posted on 07/03/2003 12:32:02 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA
Clinton Administration Gave China Top Nuclear Secrets.

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!

8 posted on 07/03/2003 12:32:34 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: OXENinFLA
Yes, I am the one who found the Cottingham story originally, and published it here.
9 posted on 07/03/2003 12:59:31 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: TommyDale
Yes, I am the one who found the Cottingham story originally, and published it here.

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.

10 posted on 07/03/2003 2:19:49 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (np Boz Scaggs "Silk Degrees")
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To: OXENinFLA
.."IS it SAFE?" = HILLARY on Senate Armed Services Committee..

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=629
11 posted on 07/03/2003 3:22:05 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: Major Matt Mason
Go to this thread... there is more information. In a nutshell, Kearn Cottingham was an engineer at Loral in Palo Alto, California. He was scheduled to appear at the House Select Committee on Intelligence. Shortly before he was to appear, he was found dead of "natural causes". Some have
speculated he was killed with ricin. I say he was far too young to "die of natural causes". Read the thread...I make a couple of discoveries in my investigation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/929378/posts
12 posted on 07/03/2003 3:56:27 PM PDT by TommyDale
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To: OXENinFLA
***I just can't believe that Clinton got away w/ all this.***

...And so much more. The power of the media at work.

13 posted on 07/03/2003 4:14:51 PM PDT by martian_22 (I blame the French.)
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To: OXENinFLA
It's called treason.
And is still punishable with death.
However, Clinton will never see a day in the pen, nor will he get the voltage application he so desperately needs in payment for his crimes.
14 posted on 07/04/2003 4:33:04 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Nox aeturnus en pax.")
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To: TommyDale

Your perseverance on Kearn Cottingham is amazing!


15 posted on 09/11/2007 1:12:43 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: Darksheare

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.”

Hopeless.


16 posted on 09/11/2007 3:03:12 AM PDT by Tom_Busch
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To: OXENinFLA

Here is a ten-years-later follow-up on this:

Exclusive: How North Korea Tipped Its Hand (salvaged missile front examined)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3007972/posts?page=1


17 posted on 04/15/2013 7:54:21 AM PDT by kidd
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