DOWNSIDE LEGACY AT TWO DEGREES OF PRESIDENT CLINTON
SECTION: BEHIND THE TREASON ALLEGATIONS
SUBSECTION: RED FLAGS OF TREASON – General Part 1
Dallas Morning News 8/26/98 Todd Gillman "Asserting that President Clinton may have committed treason, House Majority Leader Dick Armey said Tuesday that lying about sex with an intern is among the president's lesser sins. "The more you look into this business of the transfer of advanced, sophisticated technology to the Chinese military, which seems to be clearly for campaign contributions, the harder it is to stay away from words like treason,"."
Office of U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) http://www.senate.gov/~inhofe/ 3/15/99 "…Senate Floor Statement…Mr. President, I want you to listen. I am going to tell you a story of espionage, conspiracy, deception and cover-up–a story with life and death implications for millions of Americans–a story about national security and a President and an administration that deliberately chose to put national security at risk, while telling the people everything was fine. If it was written in a book, it wouldn’t sell, because no one would believe it. If it was fictionalized in a novel, few could conceive it. But it is true. Now for the sake of my statement today, I am stating that the President withheld information and covered up the Chinese theft of our technology. But I’m realistic enough to know that a person with the history of deception this president has will have provided himself with some cover in case he gets caught. So I’m sure there is a paper trail that he can allege. The way the President probably covered himself was to include tidbits about this theft buried in briefings on 40 or 50 others items, so the significance of it would not be noticed. But a paper trail would be established. Anticipating that, I talked to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Porter Goss, and the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee at the time of the discovery of this information, Sen. Arlen Specter. Neither chairman was notified of the W-88 nuclear warhead technology theft. And these would have been the first to be notified. There can be no doubt that President Clinton engaged in a cover up scheme…."
Office of U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) http://www.senate.gov/~inhofe/ 3/15/99 "…I start, Mr. President, by listing a few things which we now know to be true, factual, incontrovertible...and not classified. For years, the Clinton administration covered-up China’s theft of top secret U.S. nuclear weapons data. They never informed the Congress or American people about what had happened or its significance to our national security…. Mr. President, China’s theft of secret data on the so-called "W-88" nuclear warhead may be one of the most serious breaches of national security in our lifetimes.....More serious than Aldrich Ames. Perhaps more serious than the Rosenbergs. The public needs to understand that this story is true. This is not about partisanship. This is not about some ancient history of some long gone Cold War. This is about the real world here and now. This is about national security in its most important aspects. This is about protecting our freedom and our existence as a nation. This is ultimately a matter which concerns the life and death of every citizen…."
Office of U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) http://www.senate.gov/~inhofe/ 3/15/99 "…There was an assumption the American people would always elect presidents with a basic level of morality, honesty and integrity, who out of patriotism would always put the welfare of the country above any personal ambitions for power or glory. This president knew he was covering up information vital to the safety and well-being of every American–that China had stolen from us the advanced technology which would give them the capability to kill millions of Americans in multiple cities with just one missile. He knew it…."
Office of U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) http://www.senate.gov/~inhofe/ 3/15/99 "…So finally, Mr. President, let me repeat the six proven incontrovertible facts:
1. President Clinton hosted over 100 campaign fundraisers in the White House, many with Chinese connections.
2. President Clinton used John Huang, Charlie Trie, Johnny Chung, James Riady, and others with strong Chinese ties to raise campaign money.
3. President Clinton signed waivers to allow his top campaign fundraiser’s aerospace company to transfer U.S. missile guidance technology to China.
4. President Clinton covered up the theft of our most valuable nuclear weapons technology.
5. President Clinton lied to the American people over 130 times about our nation’s security while he knew Chinese missiles were aimed at American children.
6. President Clinton single-handedly stopped the deployment of a national missile defense system, exposing every American life to a missile attack, leaving America with no defense whatsoever against an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Again, it doesn’t matter whether President Clinton did these things for Chinese campaign contributions because the motive for aiding and abetting our adversaries is not important. The fact is President Clinton did it and he knew exactly what he was doing. …"
Freeper Rhammm 6/1/99 "...From the COX REPORT, I fould 12 sections that the Clinton administration has determined that further information cannot be made public. We can only guess. ....
In addition, in the mid-1990s the PRC stole, possibly from a U.S. national weapons laboratory, classified thermonuclear weapons information that cannot be identified in this unclassified Report. Because this recent espionage case is currently under investigation and involves sensitive intelligence sources and methods, the Clinton administration has determined that further information cannot be made public without affecting national security or ongoing criminal investigations....
The Select Committee is aware of information of further PRC proliferation of missile and space technology that the Clinton administration has determined cannot be publicly disclosed without affecting national security. To fill its short-term technological needs in military equipment, the PRC has made numerous purchases of foreign military systems. The chief source for these systems is Russia, but the PRC has acquired military technology from other countries as well. Specific details on these acquisitions appear in the Select Committee's classified report, but the Clinton administration has determined that they cannot be made public....
CATIC has, on several occasions reviewed by the Select Committee, misrepresented the proposed uses of militarily useful U.S. technology. The Clinton administration has determined that the specific facts in these cases may not be publicly disclosed....
The Select Committee also received evidence of PRC theft of technology data from U.S. industry during the 1990s valued at millions of dollars. The PRC used Chinese nationals hired by U.S. firms for that purpose. The Clinton administration has determined that no details of this evidence may be made public....
The Select Committee reviewed evidence from the mid-1990s of a PRC company that obtained U.S. defense manufacturing technology for jet aircraft, knowingly failed to obtain a required export license, and misrepresented the contents of its shipping containers in order to get the technology out of the country. The Clinton administration has determined that further information on this case cannot be made public....
In 1996, Sunbase Asia, Incorporated purchased Southwest Products Corporation, a California producer of ball bearings for U.S. military aircraft. Sunbase is incorporated in the United States, but is owned by an investment group comprised of some of the PRC's largest state-owned conglomerates as well as a Hong Kong company. According to a Southwest executive, the purchase will "take [Sunbase] to the next level" of technology. The Clinton administration has determined that additional information on this transaction cannot be made public....
Other information indicates COSCO is far from benign. In 1996, U.S. Customs agents confiscated over 2,000 assault rifles that were being smuggled into the United States aboard COSCO ships. "Although presented as a commercial entity," according to the House Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, "COSCO is actually an arm of the Chines military establishment." The Clinton administration has determined that additional information concerning COSCO that appears in the Select Committee's classified Final Report cannot be made public....
The Select Committee judges that at least some of the PRC's statements about its technical progress are distorted so as to increase the PRC's ability to gain access to foreign technology. By claiming substantial indigenous progress in areas ranging from supercomputers to stealth technology, the PRC can allay foreign fears that providing it with advanced technology will improve the PRC's capabilities. This tactic was used, the Select Committee believes, to overcome U.S. and Western objections to transfers of high performance computers to the PRC. The Select Committee's classified report includes further material details and examples of PRC acquisition of advanced U.S. military technology, which the Clinton administration has determined cannot be made public....
On average, the FBI has received about five security-related referrals each month from the Department of Energy. Not all of these concern the PRC. These referrals usually include possible security violations and the inadvertent disclosure of classified information. The FBI normally conducts investigations of foreign individuals working at the National Laboratories. The Clinton administration has determined that additional information in this section cannot be publicly disclosed....
The PRC will not permit any end-use verification of a U.S. HPC at any time after the first six months of the computer's arrival in the PRC The Select Committee has reviewed the terms of the U.S.-PRC agreement and found them wholly inadequate. The Clinton administration has, however, advised the Select Committee that the PRC would object to making the terms of the agreement public. As a result, the Clinton administration has determined that no further description of the agreement may be included in this report....
Other countries developing nuclear weapons and missiles have also apparently benefited from the PRC's ability to acquire advanced machine tools on the world market. As one recent Defense Department assessment noted, the PRC's "recent aerospace industry buildup and its history of weapons trade with nations under Western embargoes makes this increase in key defense capacity of great concern." The Clinton administration has determined that specific examples of this activity cannot be publicly disclosed...."
JimRob Received via email 5/31/99 Garland "...Those familiar with the Burton and Thompson Committee evidence, know that the Cox Committee basically confirmed in more detail what was already known from their investigations. This evidence was also defined by the Senate investigators in a book entitled Year of the Rat. The real question that now begs to be answered is "How complicit were organizations and individuals within our government in giving them the information?". About 100 pages that answer this question in the classified Cox report were left out of the declassified version for reasons of 'national security'. A disturbing, but good start at answering this question can be found in the declassified report appendices, which may be the most intriguing chapter in the entire report. Here, the report mentions how Loral employees were instructed by their lawyers not to answer questions and how three Loral lawyers claimed attorney certain client privileges, after Loral waived the privileges for voluntary disclosure. The report then goes on to describe three top government agencies that similarly hampered the investigation. First, the CIA impeded the investigation by tipping off Hughes with a 'courtesy' notice that the Cox Committee might interview Hughes employees. The CIA even detailed to Hughes the potential lines of questioning. The Cox Committee did not agree to the 'courtesy' notification and was concerned that the CIA had given Hughes the opportunity to destroy evidence and pressure employees to be less candid. Second, Chairman Cox testified that the Justice Department attempted to insert itself as an intermediary for information requests between the committee and all government agencies because an investigation was in progress. However, Justice did not provide other agencies with necessary progress information about their investigation. The Cox Committee spent a major part of their resources retracing Justice Department steps despite protests of harm to their investigation. The sincerity of their investigation was demonstrated one day after the Cox report was released, when Justice gave John Huang immunity for the entire campaign finance scandal in a plea bargain on an unrelated 1992 charge. Previous evidence indicated that Huang arranged most of the 7 sources of revenue traceable through 11 streams from Clinton / Gore campaigns and the DNC to individuals and organizations directly connected to the Communist Chinese military. Even more disturbing was the lack of cooperation from the Department of Defense (DOD). Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) employees testified that senior managers frequently overruled valid national security concerns regarding DOD positions on dual-use license applications. But the DOD refused to allow the Cox Committee to interview the six most senior DTSA managers, refused to let them interview DTSA employees unless a DOD observer was present and refused to allow DTSA employees to answer a survey by mail. The problems illustrate how key Executive Branch agencies can easily form a tyrannical dictatorship that is not accountable to the American people or even the Congress of the United States. They also show a strong anti-American pro-Communist mentality in individuals at the very top of the CIA, DOD and Justice Departments, which are agencies that we rely on to protect our freedom. As Americans, we are falsely fooled into believing that elected and appointed officials represent our interests...."
RED FLAGS OF TREASON
Freeper Helen and Jolly "…Title 15 - COMMERCE AND FOREIGN TRADE Chapter VII - BUREAU OF EXPORT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Part 742 - CONTROL POLICY, CCL BASED CONTROLS Sec. 742.4 National Security (a) License requirements. It is the policy of the United States to restrict the export and reexport of items that would make a significant contribution to the military potential of any other country or combination of countries that would prove detrimental to the national security of the United States. Accordingly, a license is required... [snip] (b)(7) For the People's Republic of China, the general licensing policy is to approve applications, except that those items that would make a direct and significant contribution to electronic and anti-submarine welfare, intelligence gathering, power projection, and air superiority receive extended review or denial. Each application will be considered individually. Items may be approved even though they may contribute to Chinese military development or the end-user or end-use is military…." Alamo-Girl note "appears to have been issued 3/25/96 for review … less than 2 weeks before Ron Brown’s plane crash"
Capitol Hill Blue 3/23/99 Doug Thompson "…Last week, 24 hours before President Clinton told the nation there was "no evidence" of espionage by China at U.S. national labs, the FBI and CIA told the President that such spying was "widespread" at national facilities, career intelligence officers confirm. And both agencies are also following trails which keep leading back to the White House. "The President was fully briefed on Thursday," one FBI analyst said on condition of anonymity. "He was warned that the Los Alamos case was only a small part of a widespread pattern that spreads throughout the scientific community." Yet the President told a press conference the next day investigations by the FBI had not turned up any evidence of espionage and said the Los Alamos case was an isolated incident. "That statement was not true and the President and his advisors know it is not true," a CIA intelligence officer said Monday. "We have provided the White House with reports of an extensive Chinese spy network." …"These men [Chung, Trie, Huang] could not have accomplished what they did without extraordinary access and the blessing of others with a lot of clout with the President," one FBI agent says. "The trail keeps leading back there to the White House." Career FBI agents are reportedly frustrated with what they consider to be attempts by Attorney General Janet Reno to slow down their investigation. The political pressure to avoid embarrassing the White is strong, several say. At the CIA, intelligence professionals also say the political pressure is intense. "The message is clear," one says. "Anybody who works this case is told that it could be a career-stopper." …"
INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY 3/22/99 Brian Mitchell "…The theft by the Chinese of designs for the W-88 warhead, used in Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles, has been compared to the theft of atom-bomb secrets by Soviet spies a half-century ago. The Clinton administration was slow to look into the W-88 theft, slow to take action and slow to inform Congress. Even after learning of the theft, the White House continued to push for more exports of satellite, missile and telecommunications technology to China. Now Clinton is pushing China's admission to the World Trade Organization. Clinton is also preparing for Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji's visit to Washington next month, the latest in a series of high-level exchanges. It's all part of a policy of engagement, aimed at setting up a ''constructive strategic partnership'' with China, say White House officials….. The administration's partnership with China has indeed been good for some U.S. companies, but it also was very good for the Clinton-Gore campaigns in 1992 and 1996. Congressional investigators believe Chinese operatives funneled as much as $5.6 million to the Democratic National Committee, which the DNC used to support Clinton's campaigns. The DNC has already returned $3.8 million in illegal contributions….. Congressional investigators say that, between 1993 and 1996, Chinese contributors and their go-betweens visited the White House some 200 times, often meeting with the president. One frequent visitor was Johnny Chung, a California businessman who recently pleaded guilty to making illegal contributions to the Clinton-Gore campaign. Another was Ng Lapseng from Macau, who has ties with both China's burgeoning underworld and the Chinese government. On June 20, 1994, Ng entered the U.S. with $175,000 in cash. Two days later, he lunched in the White House mess with staffer Mark Middleton, who headed Clinton's Arkansas fund-raising efforts in 1992. Ng made at least five more apparent money runs before the 1996 election. Each time he entered the U.S. with large sums of cash and visited the White House within two or three days. Ng visited the White House a total of 12 times and met with President Clinton at least once. He also wired more than $1 million to Charlie Trie, an ethnic Chinese restaurateur from Little Rock, Ark., who also visited the White House at least 21 times. Known Chinese agents who met Clinton as campaign fund-raisers included Liu Chaoying, a lieutenant colonel in the People's Liberation Army and a trained technology spy. She met Clinton twice at events organized by Chung….."
WORLD Magazine 3/27/99 "…After a year's worth of bombshell revelations about President Clinton's conduct in office, now comes a literal bombshell: China stole nuclear secrets at the same time Mr. Clinton was courting campaign donors with ties to the communist Chinese regime….Military planners were confident that the painstaking research at Los Alamos had given America a strategic advantage that would take the Chinese at least 10 years to match. They were in for a shock. In 1995, a top-secret document intercepted by the CIA revealed that the Chinese already possessed the miniaturized technology. According to one intelligence official, with just 44 tests the Chinese had acquired a weapon that American scientists had struggled with over the course of some 1,000 tests… In April of 1996, Notra Trulock, the head of intelligence for the Department of Energy, briefed National Security Adviser Sandy Berger on the apparent spy situation at Los Alamos. Mr. Berger, in turn, briefed the president. Nothing happened. Mr. Clinton, at the time, was busy raising money for what was expected to be a tough reelection campaign. Charlie Trie and other Asian-American "Friends of Bill" were dumping huge sums into Democratic coffers. As later investigations showed, much of that money came from companies controlled by the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA). While Mr. Clinton raised money, Mr. Lee, the suspected spy, continued his work on supercomputer codes in the Los Alamos lab's top-secret "X Division," which is responsible for theoretical nuclear weapon design and applied computational physics. In addition, visiting Chinese scientists continued pouring into Los Alamos by the hundreds. According to a 1997 report by the General Accounting Office, Los Alamos hosted 746 Chinese visitors from 1994 to 1996. Of those, only 12 were required to undergo background checks. The visitors were often granted 24-hour, unescorted access throughout the laboratory compound…."
NewsMax.com 3/25/99 Joel Skousen "...In November 1997, President Clinton signed a top-secret Presidential Decision Directive (PDD-60) directing U.S. military commanders to abandon the time-honored nuclear deterrence of "launch on warning."... But the most ominous evidence is found in defectors from Russia who tell the same story: Russia is cheating on all aspects of disarmament, and is siphoning off billions in Western aid money to modernize and deploy top-of-the-line new weapons systems aimed at taking down the U.S. military in one huge, decapitating nuclear strike. Contrast this with the Clinton administration's response. Incredibly, while still paying lip service to nuclear deterrence, Assistant Secretary of Defense Edward L. Warner III went before the Congress on March 31, 1998, and bragged about the litany of unilateral disarmament this administration has forced upon the U.S. military: Warner noted the "success" the Clinton administration has had in recent years, which has: Eliminated our entire inventory of ground-launched non-strategic nuclear weapons (nuclear artillery and Lance surface-to-surface missiles). Removed all nonstrategic nuclear weapons on a day-to-day basis from surface ships, attack submarines, and land-based naval aircraft bases. Removed our strategic bombers from alert. Stood down the Minuteman II ICBMs scheduled for deactivation under Start I. Terminated the mobile Peacekeeper and mobile small ICBM programs. Terminated the SCRAM-II nuclear short-range attack missile. In January 1992, the second Presidential Nuclear Initiative took further steps which included: Limiting B-2 production to 20 bombers. Canceling the entire small ICBM program. Ceasing production of W-88 Trident SLBM (submarine-launched missile) warheads. Halting purchases of advanced cruise missiles. Stopping new production of Peacekeeper missiles (our biggest MIRV-warhead ICBM). "As a result of these significant changes, the U.S. nuclear stockpile has decreased by more than 50 percent," Warner enthused. All of this has been done without any meaningful disarmament by the Russians...."
NewsMax.com 3/25/99 Joel Skousen "...The Clinton administration would counter this charge by citing the "successful" dismantling of 3,300 strategic nuclear warheads by Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus, and the destruction of their 252 ICBMs and related silos -- all paid for with U.S. taxpayer funds to the tune of $300 million per year. But the real story is otherwise. Yes, Americans paid for the dismantling of these systems -- the oldest and most out-of-date in the Soviet inventory. They were scheduled for replacement anyway, so the U.S. taxpayer ended up saving the Russians over a billion dollars, allowing them to use this and other Western aid to develop and build new systems, coming on line right now. But that isn't all. What the administration doesn't say is that they allowed the Russians to reclaim all the nuclear warheads, and paid them to recycle the usable material into new, updated warheads. We didn't diminish the threat at all. We only helped them to transform it into something more dangerous. Thus, the Russians still maintain a more than 3-to-1 advantage over the United States in both throw-weight and nuclear delivery vehicles. That disparity is widening dramatically with the Clinton administration's unilateral disarmament while at the same time encouraging the Russians to proceed not only with the deployment of 500 new Topol-M missiles (which are mobile-launched and therefore difficult to target), but to put three MIRVed warheads on each missile instead of the treaty limit of one warhead -- for a total deployment of 1,500 warheads.......Now let's take a close look at this presumed "increased deterrence" the Clinton Department of Defense is promising. The administration claims its brand of deterrence is still based on the "mutual assured destruction" (MAD) concept -- a truly appropriate acronym. This is the presumption that, since both sides have an overwhelming capability to destroy each other, that no sane leadership would engage in nuclear war. Let's examine this closely. MAD could only stand as a viable assumption if: Both sides had sufficient weapons and delivery vehicles to inflict total devastation. Neither side had an effective anti-ballistic-missile system. Neither side had electronic jamming capability on its incoming ICBMs. Neither side had hardened shelters protecting its population and leadership. These assumptions clearly do not exist today: First, we barely have enough nuclear warheads to take out the Russian arsenal as presently constituted if we used them all at once (which no sane military commander could afford to do, leaving him with no reserves). Russia, on the other hand, has enough to devastate our entire strategic forces and still retain 60 percent of her weapons in reserve, for a prolonged conflict. Second, we have no ABM system to protect against ICBMs at all. Our dumbed-down and slowed-down Patriots are theater weapons (built to conform to the flawed ABM Treaty) and can barely catch slow, low-flying Scud missiles, let alone ICBMs that coming screaming in from space at 6 to 12 kilometers per second. The Russians have (in violation of the same ABM Treaty) a nationwide system of ABMs tied to phased-array radars and satellite guidance systems. Third, we have no electronic jamming on our missiles to help them penetrate the Russian ABM system, and the Russians claim their newest Topol-M missiles do have such a capability. Whether or not this claim is a bluff is immaterial. The fact is, they are building new, high-tech missiles and our technology is 10 years old and stagnant. We are not developing or building anything new. This aspect can only worsen as time goes on. Fourth, our civilian population is totally unprotected, while a large portion of the Russian cities have public fallout shelter facilities. New bunkers are being constructed for the Russian leadership despite the economic hardships the people suffer. This should tell us something about Russian leadership intentions. Is this Mutually Assured Destruction? Hardly. It equates to United States Assured Destruction! In every category of deterrence, we are disarming and stagnant, and the Russians are building and deploying. There is, in fact, only one type of deterrence that is capable of somewhat balancing the scales: the nuclear response doctrine of Launch on Warning...."
Washington Times 3/16/99 Frank Gaffney, Jr. "…Clinton policies, practices and personnel that will, if uncorrected, give rise to a far more ominous problem for this country emanating from the People's Republic of China in the 21st century. (1) Policy. Ever since it came to office (on a platform that correctly castigated the Bush administration for coddling China's communist dictators), the Clinton administration has pursued a policy it calls "engagement"… * Ignoring or downplaying the significance of Chinese trafficking in weapons of mass destruction and other dangerous materiel. * Enabling the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to improve the reliability, accuracy and lethality of its missile force targeted at the U.S. * Helping China penetrate this country (notably, through four personal interventions by the president on behalf of COSCO, the Chinese merchant marine, in its bid for the U.S. Navy facility at Long Beach, Calif.), its capital markets (through unscrutinized bond and equities offerings); its economy (through inequitable trade arrangements that would be exacerbated by China's admission to the World Trade Organization under present circumstances); and even its political system (through the solicitation and use by the Clinton-Gore campaign of funds provided by Chinese intelligence and PLA operatives). * And discouraging U.S. allies in Asia from expressing alarm over, let alone resisting, China's expansionist impulses in the region…."
Washington Times 3/16/99 Frank Gaffney, Jr. "…Clinton policies, practices and personnel that will, if uncorrected, give rise to a far more ominous problem for this country emanating from the People's Republic of China in the 21st century….(2) Practices: The W-88 episode has put into sharp relief the Clinton administration's appalling, systematic disregard of the most basic of security procedures…* The automatic, wholesale declassification of sensitive materials, including nuclear weapons-related data. * A Customs sting operation blown by an as-yet-unidentified Clinton official before it netted a Chinese "princeling"…* Withholding from Congress information it is entitled to have about the PRC's malevolent intelligence and proliferation activities. * And military-to-military exchanges that promise greatly to accelerate the PLAs "Great Leap Forward" into an armed force capable of challenging, and perhaps ultimately defeating, that of the United States…."
Washington Times 3/16/99 Frank Gaffney, Jr. "…Clinton policies, practices and personnel that will, if uncorrected, give rise to a far more ominous problem for this country emanating from the People's Republic of China in the 21st century….(3) Personnel: … entrusting high public office to a number of individuals whose judgment, associations and/or personal conduct raise serious questions about their ability to safeguard U.S. interests. Among those sharing this dubious distinction are: * Mr. Clinton's first energy secretary, Hazel O'Leary, whose unabashed commitment to "denuclearization'' contributed to the decline of the U.S. deterrent and abetted foreign efforts to gain access to U.S. nuclear secrets, at the labs and elsewhere. * John Huang, a man with connections to Chinese intelligence who was made a senior Commerce Department official and whose previous employers -- the Indonesia-based Chinese expats, the Riadys--provided what amounted to a "safe house" office, which may have been used by Mr. Huang to supply them with U.S. classified information. * Rose Gottemoeller, whom President Clinton would like to make the assistant secretary of energy for national security and nonproliferation--an individual who favors dealerting U.S. nuclear forces and abolishing nuclear weapons and who has had direct responsibility over the past year-and-a-half for overseeing physical and information security at the department's facilities. * And William Perry, Mr. Clinton's second defense secretary who is currently serving as his special envoy for Asia. Numerous investigative reports (particularly powerful ones have been published by Kenneth Timmerman in the American Spectator and Charles Smith via the e-publication WorldNetDaily. com) have revealed that Mr. Perry has had long and troubling ties to China, including during his service in the Pentagon's top job, which have contributed to the transfer of militarily relevant telecommunications technology to the PLA…."
Randolph Quon: said China had a "guan-xi," or connection to get access, for its U.S. political operation. "Li Peng was told the Lippo Group had a back channel to the White House, to Bill Clinton," Quon said, through "dealmaker" John Huang, the former Commerce official and ex-vice president of the Indonesia-based Lippo Group, which had extensive joint ventures with Chinese power companies.
Motorola advertising to China items of "military-use, police use, computerised command, control and communications networks" and "Battlefield-deployable Communications, leading the charge in information warfare."
Loral suggested for sale to China: Airborne Reconnaissance Cameras, Weapon Delivery, Target Acquisition, Missile Guidance, Shipboard Target Acquisition, Radar Warning, Missile Warning, RF Jamming, IR Jamming. ...AIM-9 Sidewinder, MLRS, ERINT, Chaparral, Predator.
Weldon: "Over the past 6 years our intelligence community caught China transferring technology illegally 271 times. This administration imposed sanctions once. "
Hoyt Zia (Commerce) called John Huang when Huang was being sought by US Marshals, ie didn't tell the Marshals where to find him.
Jackson Stephens, a major Clinton contributor and shareholder in Worthen Bank (Worthen connected to the Riadys, lender/contributor to Clinton, associated with Rose Law Firm) founded Systematics (involved in encryption business with NSA) which later became Alltel (sells software to international banking community.) Vince Foster, now deceased, was with Rose Law Firm and worked on Systematics. Webb Hubbell of Rose Law Firm met with NSA and Navy cryptology experts in secret encryption meeting in 5/93. NSA listening on bank wires (Swift Fedwire Chips) Arkansas Systems, founded by Systematics, does business with Russia and China.
While Clinton was governor, a total $52 million of state pension funds had been used by Worthen Bank to buy risky repo orders from an investment firm that collapsed. To protect Clinton from charges that he gambled away $52 million of state employee money, Worthen owners Jackson Stephens and Lippo covered the entire loss.
Bill Clinton's trip to Moscow and Iron Curtain countries while in school is a mystery. It was the height of the cold war, yet he traveled alone (according to Dee Dee Myers) and stayed 40 days, the trip would have cost as much as $5,000 and he attended meetings of Group 68, an organization of American peace activists. Clinton knew Senator Fulbright.
Hillary Rodham did her post Yale Law school internship with Robert Treuhalft Esquire in Berkley Calif. He was the lawyer for the Communist Party of the United States.
Navy Secretary John Dalton who recently announced his resignation was a former vice president of Stephens, Inc. - which was a partner in Worthen with Lippo Group, which is controlled by the Riady family.
Hillary Clinton told the New York Times that she handled Stephens Inc. business at the Rose Law firm.
Jesse Helms: "George Bush never did what the current president of the United States has done, .Never. I was here. And I watched it fairly carefully. Now, President Bush agreed with what I consider to be my own strict interpretation, which I gave, incidentally, as the author of the Arms Export Control Act missile sanctions; George Bush agreed that all satellites were covered by U.S. missile sanctions laws regardless of how they were licensed . Clinton reversed the Bush policy."
US trade deficits with China over the past 10 years range from $3.5 billion in 1988 to $49.7 billion in 1997 (second only to Japan at $56.1 billion.)
Hoyt Zia was placed in Commerce in 1994 as a "consultant" - general counsel of the Bureau of Export Administration with access to high security information and involved in granting export licenses and forming export policy. Hoyt Zia is a Chinese American, a former employee of Motorola, Reinsch's top aid, a DNC fundraiser and volunteer, a close friend of John Huang, close to Melinda Yee (Lums, Huang, Riady) and his first mission at Commerce was to accompany Bernard Schwartz to China. Zia's associate Ginger Lew was transferred with Sockowitz to SBA (see Foreign Policy Failure #8 especially secure files and Iridium) Sockowitz, Yee, Lew, Huang, and Zia were all DNC and China related. Zia called John Huang when Huang was being sought by US Marshals, ie didn't tell the Marshals where to find him. Sockowitz got documents on satellite encryptions from Zia.
After six years of Clinton foreign policy, the world's three major dictatorships are stronger, missile weaponry has spread and the US has lost prestige
AP 12/2/98 ".China's military joined U.S. forces for the first time today in a search and rescue exercise, a report said. Ships from the Hong Kong garrison of China's People's Liberation Army joined 220 U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard personnel off Hong Kong's outlying Lantau island, the Hong Kong Standard reported. U.S. forces were from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu, the Kulis Air National Guard Base in Alaska, and Kadena Air Base in Japan. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Rush joined them from Honolulu. Officials at the U.S. Consulate were not available for immediate comment on the report.."
When asked about helping China by giving away U.S. "secrets" at a White House press conference on April 30, Clinton gave this bizarre reply: "We [U.S. and China] are trying to build the same kind of world in the future ... a very different kind of world."
Peter Leitner, 12 year Pentagon veteran, in a Pentagon office that oversees export controls noted that the Defense Department now instructs its employees to side with Commerce in interagency debates over export controls: "this bizarre role change finds the State Department at times in the farcical position of being the lone agency making the national security case and opposing liberalization positions from DoD."
Majorie Williams (a disgruntled employee) alleged that, over a weekend in late 1990, Lim directed security personnel to open her safe and removed a "Secret" document that was above his security clearance. When she reported the matter, she said, security procedures were tightened but Lim was not reprimanded.
When Clinton was a presidential nominee in August 14, 1992 - a memo from Melinda Yee states that Riady ``will be giving $100,000 to this event and has the potential to give much more.'' Checks written totaled half a million dollars. Bank statements and memos show one of the 1992 donations from a Riady company was directly covered by foreign money and the rest were drawn on a personal account that appears to have been replenished -- before and after the donations -- with foreign funds.
University of WI professor Gary Milholland to "60 Minutes": "The Chinese were telling McDonnell Douglas, look, if you want an airline package deal with us, we want a sweetner. We want some sensitive machine tools that you would not otherwise sell us as part of the deal, and we want you to close your eyes to where these machine tools are going, and we want the administration to close its eyes" (6/7).
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) assessment of Russia's strategic bomber exercises which simulated nuclear bombing raids and firings of long range cruise missiles against the U.S. raises the question: "Why aren't they practicing against Chinese targets?"
A US Army team trying to deactivate Chinese land mines in Cambodia discovered they were smart mines, with a computer chip made by a Motorola factory built in China.
The Clinton administration opposes anti-missile weapons as evidenced spring of 1998 by their vigorous support of a Senate filibuster to sidetrack a proposal to field a missile defense system as soon as technically possible.
Apparent conflict of interest in Justice investigating encryption technology exports to China and campaign contributions, when Justice was involved in encryption policy.
The Treasury Department instructed the New York Federal Reserve on 6/17/98 to spend approximately $2 billion to buy yen to shore up its value against the dollar. The move also helps the Chinese currency.
Undersecretary of commerce for export administration, William Reinsch, testified to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee that U.S. satellite companies have contracts with China worth $1.7 billion and would help support 16,000 jobs.
The Clinton administration said the damage to national security from the disappearance of a sensitive, encoded circuit board from the failed 1996 China launch was only a "minimal impact." The Defense Department suspects the device was stolen and the administration doesn't know if the US demanded an accounting from China about the missing device."
Radio Television Hong Kong, 6/25/98 regarding Liu Chao Ying, Chinese satellite company executive: "The mainland satellite company executive under investigation for allegedly donating funds to the American Democratic Party is reported to have spent 2 days in 1996 in a Hong Kong jail. The Far Eastern Economic Review quotes intelligence officials as saying that Liu Chao Ying was detained when she tried to leave the territory using false Hong Kong travel documents. The record of the incident appears to have been erased from Hong Kong police files and now remains only in the intelligence files of the British government. Liu is the vice-president of the Hong Kong based China Aerospace International Holdings and is the daughter of a former top military official, General Liu Hau Ching. She couldn't be reached for comment. "
The law firm of Perkins Coie is an agent of the PRC, appeared as legal counsel for seven or more witnesses who appeared before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee to testify about illegal fundraising, including Richard Sullivan (former DNC finance chief.) In 1997, Bob Woodward revealed that the Ministry of State Security in Beijing (intelligence agency) boasted it had been successful in "thwarting" the congressional inquiry. The incorporators of James Carville's Education and Information Project and Lynn Cutler's Back to Business Committee are Robert Bauer, Judith Corley and Holly Shadler, all of Perkins Coie. James Carville said that Bill Clinton's personal lawyer Robert Bennett advised him to seek legal and financial assistance for his Starr attack with Robert Bauer of Perkins Coie.
7/7/98 According to Drudge, the Washington Post was told by an administration official "The National Security Agency doesn't consider it a big deal." The "it" is fact of encryption devices being missing after the explosion of a Chinese Long March rocket in February 1996.
New York Times 7/19/98 Editorial "By studying the transcript of last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, it is possible to reconstruct one of the more remarkable internal documents of the Clinton Administration. That is the tightly reasoned, 27-page legal memorandum in which Louis Freeh, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told Attorney General Janet Reno that she was failing in her duty to appoint an independent counsel to investigate President Clinton's fund-raising. .The memo, as described by Senator Fred Thompson, lists seven key points that refute every reason Ms. Reno has advanced for blocking an independent investigation of the China connection, Vice President Al Gore's telephone solicitations, Clinton's White House coffees and other tawdry aspects of the Democrats' 1996 fund-raising. . Freeh probably wants it more widely known on grounds of principle and also to avoid having his career tainted by the Attorney General's refusal to follow Federal law. .The fact that LaBella has spent the last nine months studying the evidence is not expected to influence Ms. Reno. She comes not to expose political corruption, but to bury it. "
World Net Daily 7/20/98 "The trouble with nailing President Clinton on anything is that as soon as you start closing in on him for one example of high treason or criminal insanity, he is embarking on a dozen head-spinning new ones. The latest scandalous illustration is his Pentagon's plan to have U.S. Special Forces soldiers train China's People's Liberation Army troops. I'm not kidding. Defense Department spokesman Kenneth Bacon confirmed for the South China Morning Post the possibility that the Green Berets and Navy SEALS would share their famed fighting secrets with America's most likely military adversary for the foreseeable future.Once again, the question of motives arises. Stupidity could not possibly explain such monumental treacheries. Money flows in to the Clinton campaign and technology and vital national security secrets flow out. How much can this administration get away with before Americans rise up in anger and demand some accountability? A few months ago, a nuclear physicist in Los Angeles was convicted of providing national defense information to the Chinese and lying about it to U.S. investigators. Peter Lee was sentenced to a $20,000 fine, one year in a halfway house and 3,000 hours of community service. U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter thought he was making an example of Lee."
Aviation Wek and Space Technology Joseph C Anselmo 8/3/98 ".Defense Secretary William Cohen, in a July 16 letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.), and House National Security Committee Chairman Floyd Spence (R-S.C.), said he would recommend that Clinton veto the defense authorization bill if Congress retained, among other things, language ''relating to export prohibitions or controls of missile and satellite components and technology.'' ."
WorldNetDaily Charles Smith 8/4/98 ".In 1994, Silicon Graphics, along with Tandem and several other major computer companies, hired Tony Podesta to lobby for them. Tony Podesta is the brother of John Podesta, Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary for Bill Clinton. In 1994, John Podesta was also in charge of Clinton computer technology export policies such as high speed systems and encryption. In 1994, Tandem, Silicon Graphics and even Cray Super-Computers were all suddenly authorized to travel with Ron Brown to Russia, India, China and other points on the globe. In 1995, during John Podesta's employ at the White House, a lobbyist from Tony Podesta's company attended a secret meeting at the White House on super-computer exports. The group of computer companies then represented by Podesta have already admitted in writing they attended "classified" briefings held by the Clinton administration. Today, John Podesta is rumored to be seeking the job of Erskine Bowles as Chief of Staff. In 1997 the GAO wrote a report on what Silicon Graphics exported. "Silicon Graphics sold four computers to Chelyabinsk-70 in the fall of 1996 for $650,000," states the 1997 GAO report on super-computer exports. Chelyabinsk-70 is well known as a major Russian nuclear weapons lab.."
8/10/98 AP Michael White "The State Department has suspended work on Boeing's Sea Launch commercial rocket program after learning that the company disclosed possibly sensitive information to its Russian and Ukrainian partners. Boeing officials, anxious to resume work on the $500 million project, which will launch satellites from a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean, were trying Monday to convince the government there will be no further unauthorized disclosures."
The American Spectator 8/11-17/98 Kenneth Timmerman "On July 13, a Norwegian-built cargo ship, the Sea Launch Commander, steamed into the former U.S. Naval Station at Long Beach, California, carrying Russian and Ukrainian-built missiles... If all goes according to plan, the two ships will set sail early next year from Long Beach to the Christmas Islands, which lie on the Equator in the South Pacific, to make their first commercial satellite launch. That is, unless federal prosecutors scuttle the entire deal. TAS has learned from law enforcement sources in Long Beach, Seattle, and Washington that Boeing has admitted to more than 350 violations of U.S. export laws in connection with the Sea Launch venture. "What you have is a U.S. company bringing Russian ICBMs into a U.S. port without a license," one official said. "This is totally unprecedented." The Zenit booster--which forms the first two stages of the Sea Launch rocket--is a larger, commercial version of Russia's ten-warhead SS-18 "Satan" ICBM, the huge city-buster that still threatens the American mainland. Until now, it has been primarily used by Russia to send military spy satellites into space.."
The National Conservative Weekly 8/13/98 Freeh: "."I believe that the core group, which is the subject of this investigation, includes both covered people, where the statute would require a referral, but also people who, because of their association with covered people, would also, on a discretionary basis, trigger the referral." Burton pushed for specificity. "I don't know if you want to answer this," he said, "but does that include the President and the Vice President?" Freeh rocked back in his chair and took a deep breath. Then he leaned forward to the microphone. "Yes, sir," he said.. Freeh, LaBella and DeSarno astounded many committee members when all three testified that they were not invited to attend a July 21 meeting held by Reno to discuss LaBella's memorandum with Justice Department officials. In fact, they hadn't even been told about the meeting-which was subsequently reported in the New York Times .At length, a persistent Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) was able to extract sworn testimony from Freeh and LaBella that they did not want President Clinton and Vice President Gore to see copies of LaBella's memo because that might compromise their investigation: .Freeh confirmed that the FBI and the Justice Department have a review process for determining whether national security information should be withheld from the President's National Security Council (NSC). "It's a case-by-case review," said Freeh. "It's fact-specific, but there are instances where information has not gone to the NSC." Freeh explained that "the development of national security information, in the context of the criminal investigation, which has clearly occurred, requires a very careful and very delicate balancing and review by myself and the attorney general. And that there are occasions when information we both agree should pass, there have been instances, not many, but instances where we have agreed that it should not pass." So, according to the sworn testimony of the director of the FBI, the attorney general herself has agreed that there have been "instances" in this investigation when the Commander-in-Chief of the United States could not be trusted with national security information because his awareness of that information might compromise the investigation. Yet she won't name an independent counsel."
Washington Weekly 8/30/98 Wesley Phelan "Judicial Watch recently asked Judge Lamberth to open a criminal contempt proceeding into the sale of seats on foreign trade missions of former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. Judge Lamberth had ordered Ron Brown to produce all relevant documents to Judicial Watch. According to court testimony of Ron Brown business associate Nolanda Hill, Ron Brown told her that Leon Panetta, then White House Chief of Staff, and John Podesta had instructed him to disobey Judge Lamberth's orders. Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch has now asked Judge Lamberth to start a criminal contempt proceeding against Podesta and Panetta. ."
WorldnetDaily 3/2/99 Charles Smith "…The Chinese Army is converting the massive trade surplus with America into an ambitious arms build up to dominate the twenty first century. Our cash for goods is fueling the next arms race. In addition, the communist state has grown less tolerant of freedom. The Chinese Communist party is using advanced U.S. "law enforcement" technology to round up dissidents at a higher rate than during the Tiananmen Square massacre…In 1998, Chinese officials denied America the right to inspect U.S. built super-computers exported for a so-called "academic" venture at Xian University. The denial was an open violation of a 1983 U.S./Sino trade treaty. The Clinton administration responded to the violation by allowing the export of more ultra-fast computers without inspection, violating U.S. trade restriction laws passed by Congress. Xian University, of course, is a major PLA weapon testing and development site….There is worse news. According to the General Accounting Office (GAO), the Clinton Administration allowed super-computers to be exported directly to Russian and Chinese nuclear laboratories…."
Chattanooga Free Press 3/02/99 Editorial Freeper newsman "…The United States takes too soft a view of the form of treason involved when our citizens sell our military secrets to foreign nations. David Sheldon Boone, 46, a former National Security Agency intelligence analyst, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison -- do you think he'll serve that long? -- for selling top secret documents related to tactical nuclear weapons to the former Soviet KGB for $60,000…."
Center for Security Policy 3/03/99 No. 99-D 28 "…On 20 January, a top Clinton Administration official for the first time acknowledged what has become increasingly obvious to all but the most unreconstructed arms control ideologues. At a Pentagon briefing, Secretary of Defense William Cohen confirmed that there is an imminent ballistic missile danger to this country. He then told the American people that they would have to have a limited national missile defenses (NMD) to protect them against such a threat.(1) Secretary Cohen even went so far as to indicate that the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty would have to be changed in order to permit this defensive deployment. In response to a question, he averred that, if the Russians refused to agree to make such changes, the United States could always withdraw from that Treaty. Within hours, however, Mr. Cohen had been effectively repudiated on all three scores. On the record and not-for-attribution comments by, among others, the President's National Security Advisor, Samuel Berger, by one of his senior subordinates, Robert Bell, and by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made clear that the Secretary of Defense had deviated from the Administration's abiding party line on missile defense…. In other words, if left to its own devices, hell will experience a cold day before the Clinton Administration fields anything to protect the American people against ballistic missile attack. Although largely obscured by the press interest expressed in Secretary Cohen's apostasy about deploying anti-missile systems, the practical upshot of the programmatic actions the Administration is taking in this area will be to postpone by years the availability of ballistic missile defenses and to diminish the capability of any that might ultimately be deployed…."
New York Times 3/06/99 Jeff Gerth "…Until recently, China's nuclear weapons designs were a generation behind those of the United States, largely because Beijing was unable to produce small warheads that could be launched from a single missile at multiple targets and form the backbone of a modern nuclear force. But by the mid-1990s, China had built and tested such small bombs, a breakthrough that officials say was accelerated by the theft of U.S. nuclear secrets from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico…. The White House was told of the full extent of China's spying in the summer of 1997, on the eve of the first U.S.-Chinese summit meeting in eight years -- a meeting intended to dramatize the success of President Clinton's efforts to improve relations with Beijing. …."This conflicted with their China policy," said a U.S. official, who like many others in this article spoke on condition of anonymity. "It undercut the administration's efforts to have a strategic partnership with the Chinese." …Yet a reconstruction by The New York Times reveals that throughout the government, the response to the nuclear theft was marked by delays, inaction and skepticism -- even though senior intelligence officials regarded it as one of the most damaging spy cases in recent history….Initially, the FBI did not aggressively pursue the criminal investigation of lab theft, U.S. officials said. Now, nearly three years later, no arrests have been made. …"
New York Times 3/06/99 Jeff Gerth "… At the Energy Department, officials waited more than a year to act on the FBI's 1997 recommendations to improve security at the weapons laboratories and restrict the suspect's access to classified information, officials said. The department's chief of intelligence, who raised the first alarm about the case, was ordered last year by senior officials not to tell Congress about his findings because critics might use them to attack the administration's China policies, officials said…. White House officials, for example, said they determined on learning of it that the Chinese spying would have no bearing on the administration's dealings with China, which included the increased exports of satellites and other militarily useful items. They continued to advocate looser controls over sales of supercomputers and other equipment, even as intelligence analysts documented the scope of China's espionage…. "
New York Times 3/06/99 Jeff Gerth "…In 1997, as Clinton prepared to meet with President Jiang Zemin of China, he asked the CIA for a quick alternative analysis of the issue. The agency found that China had stolen secrets from Los Alamos but differed with the Energy Department over the significance of the spying. In personal terms, the handling of this case is very much the story of the Energy Department intelligence official who first raised questions about the Los Alamos case, Notra Trulock…. China's technical advance allows it to make mobile missiles, ballistic missiles with multiple warheads and small warheads for submarines -- the main elements of a modern nuclear force. While White House officials question whether China will actually deploy a more advanced nuclear force soon, they acknowledge that Beijing has made plans to do so…."
New York Times 3/06/99 Jeff Gerth "…In early 1996 Trulock traveled to CIA headquarters to tell officials there of the evidence his team had gathered on the apparent Chinese theft of U.S. nuclear designs…. As Trulock gathered his charts and drawings and wrapped up his top-secret briefing, the agency's chief spy hunter, Paul Redmond, sat stunned…. "This is going to be just as bad as the Rosenbergs," Redmond recalled saying. The evidence that so alarmed him had surfaced a year earlier…. From what they could tell, Beijing was testing a smaller and more lethal nuclear device configured remarkably like the W-88, the most modern, miniaturized warhead in the U.S. arsenal. In April 1995, they brought their findings to Trulock….In June 1995, they were told, a Chinese official gave CIA analysts what appeared to be a 1988 Chinese government document describing the country's nuclear weapons program. The document, a senior official said, specifically mentioned the W-88 and described some of the warhead's key design features…In late 1995 and early 1996, Trulock and his team took their findings to the FBI….This suspect "stuck out like a sore thumb," said one official…. By April 1996, the Energy Department decided to brief the White House. A group of senior officials including Trulock sat down with Sandy Berger, then Clinton's deputy national security adviser, to tell him that China appeared to have acquired the W-88 and that a spy for China might still be at Los Alamos…By June the FBI formally opened a criminal investigation into the theft of the W-88 design. But the inquiry made little progress over the rest of the year…. The bureau maintained tight control over the case…. In April 1997, the FBI issued a classified report on the labs that recommended, among other things, reinstating background checks on visitors to Los Alamos and Sandia, officials said. The Energy Department and the labs ignored the FBI recommendation for 17 months. An Energy Department spokeswoman was unable to explain the delay…"
New York Times 3/06/99 Jeff Gerth "…In early 1997, with the FBI's investigation making scant progress and the Energy Department's counterintelligence program in limbo, Trulock and other intelligence officials began to see new evidence that the Chinese had other, ongoing spy operations at the weapons labs…. But Trulock was unable to quickly inform senior U.S. officials about the new evidence. He asked to speak directly with Pena, the energy secretary, but had to wait four months for an appointment…. Pena immediately sent Trulock back to the White House -- and to Berger…."In July 1997 Sandy was briefed fully by the DOE on China's full access to nuclear weapons designs, a much broader pattern" said one White House official. Officials said Berger was told that there was evidence of several other Chinese espionage operations that were still under way inside the weapons labs…. Berger quickly briefed Clinton on what he had learned and kept him updated over the next few months, a White House official said. As Trulock spread the alarm, his warnings were reinforced by CIA Director George Tenet and FBI Director Louis Freeh, who met with Pena to discuss the lax security at the labs that summer…."
New York Times 3/06/99 Jeff Gerth "…With Berger now paying close attention, the White House became deeply involved in evaluating the seriousness of the thefts and solving the counterintelligence problems at the laboratories. Trulock's new findings came at a crucial moment in U.S.-China relations. Congress was examining the role of foreign money in the 1996 campaign, amid charges that Beijing had secretly funneled money into Democratic coffers. The administration was also moving to strengthen its strategic and commercial links with China. Clinton had already eased the commercial sale of supercomputers and satellite technology to China, and now he wanted to cement a nuclear cooperation agreement at the upcoming summit, enabling American companies to sell China new commercial nuclear reactors…."
New York Times 3/06/99 Jeff Gerth "…In August 1997, Berger flew to Beijing to prepare for the October summit. He assigned Samore, a senior NSC aide in charge of proliferation issues, to assess the damage from the Los Alamos spy case. After receiving a briefing from Trulock in August, Samore asked the CIA's directorate of intelligence to get a second opinion on how China had developed its smaller nuclear warheads. It was, an NSC aide said, "a quick study done at our request." …CIA officials strenuously deny that the agency's analysts intended to downplay Trulock's findings. The FBI inquiry was stalled. At a September 1997 meeting between FBI and Energy Department officials, Freeh concluded that the bureau did not have enough evidence to arrest the suspect, according to officials…. But the suspect was allowed to keep his job and retain his security clearances for more than a year after the meeting with Freeh, according to U.S. officials…. "
New York Times 3/06/99 Jeff Gerth "…The administration explained aspects of the case to aides working for the House and Senate intelligence committees beginning in 1996. But few in Congress grasped the magnitude of what had happened. In July 1998, the House Intelligence Committee requested an update on the case, officials said. Trulock forwarded the request in a memo to, and in conversations with, Elizabeth Moler, then acting energy secretary. Ms. Moler ordered him not to brief the House panel for fear that the information would be used to attack the president's China policy, according to an account he later gave congressional investigators… In October, Ms. Moler, then deputy secretary, stopped Trulock from delivering written testimony on espionage activities in the labs to a closed session of the House National Security Committee. Ms. Moler told Trulock to rewrite his testimony to limit it to the announced subject of the hearing, foreign visitors to the labs, an Energy Department spokeswoman said….Key lawmakers began to learn about the extent of the Chinese theft of U.S. nuclear secrets late in 1998, when a select committee investigating the transfers of sensitive U.S. technology to China, chaired by Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Calif., heard from Trulock. Administration officials say that Congress was adequately informed, but leading Democrats and Republicans disagree…..By December, Dicks, in his role as the ranking Democratic member of the Cox panel, was growing impatient with the administration's slow response to ongoing requests from the committee and its inaction on the Los Alamos spy case. …. As the FBI investigation intensified, the Cox Committee completed a 700-page secret report which found that China's theft of US secrets had harmed U.S. national security -- saving the Chinese untold time and money in nuclear weapons research. After hearing from both the CIA and Energy Department analysts, the bi-partisan panel unanimously came down on the side of Trulock's assessment, officials said…."
AP 3/6/99 "…Using secrets stolen from a U.S. government laboratory, China developed the technology to miniaturize nuclear bombs, a key step toward fielding a modern nuclear arsenal, The New York Times reported Saturday. …``This conflicted with their China policy,'' said a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity. ``It undercut the administration's efforts to have a strategic partnership with the Chinese.'' …The White House was told of the nuclear espionage in the summer of 1997, just before a U.S.-Chinese summit meeting -- the first such meeting in eight years -- which was intended to show the improvement of relations between the Clinton administration and Beijing. The White House claims that it took the spying seriously by ordering improved security at the labs. But a reconstruction by the Times shows that the government's response to the nuclear theft was marked by delays, inaction and skepticism -- even though some senior intelligence officials believed the theft was among the most damaging cases of espionage in recent history…."
Washington Post 3/7/99 Walter Pincus Page A19 "…After President Clinton and his national security advisers were briefed about the alleged espionage in 1997, new internal security programs were ordered. Under a Presidential Decision Directive, PDD-61, approved in February 1998, the Department of Energy (DOE) instituted tougher security regulations for the national nuclear laboratories and brought in Edward J. Curran, a former top FBI agent, to head its office of counterintelligence. Curran has hired former FBI officials to run security at DOE installations….The initial recommendations of the panel, released in January , called for implementing PDD-61 "on an expedited basis" and required the administration to conduct a comprehensive damage assessment of the possible losses from Chinese nuclear spying…."
New York Times 3/7/99 David Sanger "…"The information that we were provided in 1997 made clear that there was a serious security problem at the national labs dating back to the mid-1980s, which we were going to deal with in a systematic and comprehensive way," Berger said in an interview Saturday. The authority to tighten security and begin a major counterintelligence push at the laboratories arose from a directive signed by Clinton in February 1998, after a nine-month investigation into security lapses at Los Alamos National Laboratory and other laboratories. But Richardson said Saturday that "the major reforms were instituted in October 1998, a month after I came in" as energy secretary, succeeding Federico Pena. In other words, the tightening happened nine months after Clinton's order was signed, and 18 months after the details of the security breach were first relayed to the White House…."
USA Today 3/7/99 New York Times AP "…By 1996, a year after the theft was discovered, investigators had identified a suspect working at the laboratory, where the 1940s Manhattan Project developed the first atomic bomb. The investigation also determined that China was continuing to steal nuclear weapons secrets from major American labs. But some officials claim the government pushed aside the investigation for policy reasons, the Times reported. ''This conflicted with their China policy,'' said a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity. ''It undercut the administration's efforts to have a strategic partnership with the Chinese.'' …"
The New York Times 10/28/97 A.M. ROSENTHAL "…Craftily, ever so craftily, President Clinton is deceiving the American public about a critical danger to world security: China's international sales of the matériel and technology of nuclear warfare…In 1992, after selling nuclear-war matériel to Iran, Iraq and Algeria among other countries, China signed the worldwide Nonproliferation Treaty against spreading knowledge about nuclear weapons to states that did not possess them. Three years later, U.S. intelligence discovered that the China National Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation, a Beijing-controlled operation, had sold 5,000 ring magnets to Pakistan, which is trying to match India's nuclear-weapon potential…. Violating the treaty should have brought sanctions. Washington complained but imposed no penalty. China denied the sale. Then on May 11, 1996, it promised not to do it again. Mr. Clinton's speech said nothing about China's nuclear deals and treaty-breaking -- or what the C.I.A. told Congress in June 1997. The C.I.A. reported that during the second half of 1996, after the pledge to the U.S., China was still the "primary source of nuclear related equipment and technology" to Pakistan. Also, said the report, China is the world's "most significant supplier of weapons of mass destruction-related goods and technology" -- which means nuclear, chemical or bacteriological. The President did not mention China's breaking its pledge to America after breaking its treaty pledge to the world. Nor did he say that he was planning to reward China by giving it clearance to shop nuclear in America. But he will, unless Congress can block him …."
Global Intelligence Update 3/8/99 "…The New York Times broke a story late in the week that claimed that Chinese intelligence had penetrated Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and that it had, over many years, extracted technical information on the construction of miniaturized nuclear warheads. Such miniaturization is critical for the construction of warheads with multiple, independently targeted, re-entry vehicles (MIRVs), which the United States and Soviet Union had built, but which China had not been able to construct until they had allegedly stolen plans from Los Alamos. Apparently, the theft had been discovered in 1995, but according to these reports, the Clinton Administration had deliberately ignored the warnings because creating a public crisis would interfere with the Administration's plans for engagement with China. The Administration did not deny the espionage claim, but did state that they had tightened security. …"
Washington Times 3/8/99 Joyce Howard Price "…Mr. Lott charged that the White House has been "stiffing the Congress" by not complying with requests for information about technology transfers and other aspects of its policy of engagement. Mr. Lott said he would like to see the secret 700-page report prepared by a committee chaired by Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican, declassified. "I think there's a lot of very damning information in that report. I would like to see it be made public," he said. Mr. McCain, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2000 presidential election, said on Fox he "supports a thorough and complete investigation ... by some kind of outside commission because this situation is of the utmost seriousness." Wondering whether the administration's sluggish response to accusations of Chinese espionage might be linked to improper campaign contributions to the Democratic Party, the Arizona Republican said: "I wonder how many Americans know that a corporation owned by the [Chinese] People's Liberation Army can contribute unlimited amounts of soft money to an American political campaign."…"
Fox News Channle 3/8/99 Freeper Brian Mosely "…now on Fox News...the scientist who gave data to China is to be canned for leaking TOP SECRET DATA THAT WILL SOMEDAY RESULT IN MILLIONS OF DEATHS...fired, not arrested. This is the Clinton administration's way of dealing with this matter…."
Wall Street Journal 3/9/99 George Melloan "…China clearly was sincere in its pre-handover pledge not to tamper with Hong Kong's role as Southeast Asia's premier commercial and financial center. Why would it want to, after all? But don't assume that that pragmatic decision reflected a Beijing wish to preserve the regional status quo. Quite the contrary. The acquisition of Hong Kong 20 months ago, coupled with the economic decline of Japan and other regional powers, has clearly sharpened China's long-standing desire to replace the U.S. as the political kingpin of eastern Asia….Meanwhile, China, using technology widely believed to have been stolen from U.S. laboratories, is producing weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. A Pentagon report last month said China is building up its missile forces targeting Taiwan. China fired "test" missiles over the Strait of Taiwan sea lanes in an attempt to intimidate Taiwan prior to Taiwan's presidential election in 1996. Mr. Tang's warning to the U.S. two days ago says, in effect: "Don't help our neighbors build missile defense systems, because we may want to threaten them with annihilation at some time in the future." That's about as brazen as you can get. Lurking behind that brazenness, perhaps, is the belief in Beijing that it has been very successful in having its way with Bill Clinton since he assumed the American presidency. On Saturday, the New York Times carried a front-page article by James Risen and Jeff Gerth saying that the Clinton administration did nothing about a suspected spy for China working in the U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories at Los Alamos after suspicious activities were discovered in 1995. The suspect had allegedly stolen crucial data on how to miniaturize nuclear weapons to enable them to be fitted on submarines that could menace the continental U.S….It is of course not known what role the campaign contributions might have played in inducing Mr. Clinton to take a soft line toward a China that might have been busily stealing secrets that make the U.S. more vulnerable to a nuclear attack. Clearly that's a favor somewhat more generous than offering a night in the Lincoln bedroom. But even if it is too horrible a thought to imagine a president committing what amounts to treason, it should be clear by now that the soft line has not been a howling foreign policy success. A China that dares to tell the U.S. that it will not be allowed to help Japan defend itself against a clear and present threat, can hardly be regarded as a friendly nation…"
Washington Times 3/9/99 Editorial "…By early 1997, Mr. Trulock and other intelligence officials uncovered evidence linking the Chinese to several ongoing spy operations at the weapons labs. In July 1997, the DOE fully briefed White House National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, including reports about ongoing Chinese espionage inside the labs. Amazingly, none of these revelations seemed to alarm the Clinton White House, which was more interested in portraying the Sino-American relationship as a Clinton policy success story. It also put into question the administration's fanatical preoccupation with exporting high-technology products to China. It was the Clinton administration that had made it easier for China to purchase dual-use supercomputers. In March 1996, moreover, the White House reversed an October 1995 decision, which would have kept the State Department in charge of satellite-export licensing, and transferred that authority to Commerce. From U.S. satellite-manufacturing companies that were using China's space-launch facilities, meanwhile, China received technology transfers that will assist it in building missiles that can carry the multiple independently targetable warheads whose design China acquired from earlier espionage activity. None of these policies would look very good in the context of massive, ongoing Chinese espionage operations at the nation's weapons labs and congressional investigations of illegal Chinese contributions to the Democratic Party and the Clinton-Gore reelection campaign. So, the administration declined to inform congressional intelligence committees of the extent of China's spying. Congress never learned the full extent of the Chinese espionage until late 1998 when a House select committee investigating technology transfers to China heard testimony from Mr. Tulock, who had previously been ordered by acting Energy Secretary Elizabeth Moler not to brief the House Intelligence Committee in an earlier investigation. In the end, in unanimous bipartisan agreement, the select committee, chaired by Christopher Cox, adopted Mr. Tulock's assessment of Chinese activity and dismissed the White House's initial conclusion, which held that the Chinese spying should have no bearing on the administration's Chinese policy….."
Newsmax 3/9/99 Christopher Ruddy "…While America has been preoccupied with Clinton’s sexual shenanigans and Wall Street’s gyrations, extremely ominous developments have been quietly taking place within Russia and Communist China. These ominous developments have occurred during a time when President Bill Clinton has systematically moved to disarm the United States. While it has gone largely unreported, President Clinton has overseen the destruction of nearly two-thirds of America’s nuclear weapons stockpile. He has ordered that America no longer have a "launch on warning" policy and has replaced it with one that says America will retaliate only after it has been attacked. This non-sensical Clinton policy means that American cities and American military targets must first be destroyed before America retaliates. He has proposed taking computer circuitry out of land-based missiles, so that they could not be launched in an emergency. Clinton has proposed making it much more difficult for our submarines to launch their weapons, and even has suggested welding closed the missile hatches on our submarines. Most Americans assume that the Cold War is long over, and that we have nothing to fear from our new "friends," Russia and China. Such a notion is completely contradicted by Russia’s and China’s expansion of their nuclear arsenals at breakneck speed, and deployment of dozens of new weapons systems. Target: America. (Now, I know you may be saying this can’t be true, Russia is in chaos and China is just too weak to take on the United States. Please read on and then form your own opinion.) ….An enormous military build-up, including expansion of their arsenal of strategic nuclear weapons, and introduction of new biological and nuclear weapons with first-strike capability. A huge expansion of their navies (while the US mothballs over half its ships). A new form of brinkmanship, in which Russia and China regularly probe America’s defenses. Huge new civil defense programs, including enormous fallout shelters in Russia (one new underground city is larger than Washington, DC). At the same time, under Clinton, the US military has been cut to the bone, leaving America more vulnerable to foreign attack than at any time since the Cold War…."
Reuters 3/10/99 "….A U.S. grand jury indicted a Chinese citizen and a naturalized Canadian Tuesday on charges the pair tried to smuggle U.S. missile technology to China. Yao Yi, 33, of Beijing, and Collin Xu of Montreal, and their companies Lion Photonics, Inc. of Beijing and Lion Photonics, Canada, Inc., allegedly conspired to smuggle fiber optic gyroscopes from a Massachusetts maker to China. ``This was a concerted effort to export valuable American technology that can be used in missiles and guidance systems to China,'' U.S. Attorney Donald Stern said. Xu is also accused of money laundering and lying to U.S. Customs officials during the alleged scheme. The indictment charges that he wired $47,769 to the United States from Canada to pay for the equipment. …"
Wall Street Journal 10/27/98 "…The White House says President Clinton will travel to Cape Canaveral this week to bask in the reflected glory of John Glenn's second space flight. And why not? It will be a classic Clinton moment. A blatant political payoff is being spun into a media event conjuring nostalgia for the lost glory of Camelot. Time magazine has already done its cover story hailing the launch as a "timely reminder that we can still have heroes." Mr. Clinton will of course use the event to invoke JFK on the spirit of American daring. Even Walter Cronkite is emerging from retirement to celebrate his fellow AARP member, the 77-year-old senator.Amid this hype, it's no doubt rude to point out the truth. But here goes: What's really going on here is one of the most cynical political transactions of the Clinton years. Last year Mr. Glenn used his influence as the ranking Democrat on the Governmental Affairs Committee to turn the Senate's campaign-finance probe into a partisan circus. He thus contributed to a cover-up of misdeeds from the 1996 campaign that even now go unpunished. Then, in January, Mr. Glenn got permission from NASA for the joyride of his life, a chance to transcend his political career with a reprise of glories past…"
Drudge 3/9/99 "… Winter Storm Warning. "I'm so mad I can't see straight," Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., a member of a special congressional committee looking into transfers of U.S technology to China, tells Wednesday's NEW YORK TIMES. America's National Security Adviser Jeff Gerth files a new report in fresh editions. The Clinton administration and congressional Republicans are now fighting over how much information to make public about China's acquisition of some of the most sensitive U.S. military secrets... MORE... The Senate Intelligence Committee is now negotiating with the Clinton administration. Without a compromise, there could be a constitutional clash between Congress and the White House because both the administration and the House have the power to declassify information, says the paper…."
MSNBC 3/9/99 "…Richardson told "Today" that the alleged espionage took place in the 1980s but only came to light in 1995. The scientist was then moved to nonclassified areas but was not fired so that the FBI could build a case against him, Richardson added. He was only fired, the secretary said, when the FBI gave the "green light" to do so….Sources told NBC that at the time of his firing, Lee was working in the lab’s "theoretical division," which has some responsibility for nuclear weapons design. But they said in the mid-1980s, when the espionage allegedly occurred, Lee was employed in "radiation transport," an inner circle of weapons design that deals with the means of detonating nuclear weapons. …The newspaper also reported that the government responded to the theft with delays, inaction and skepticism, even though some senior intelligence officials believed the theft was among the most damaging cases of espionage in recent history. Richardson defended his department, saying the scientist was kept on the payroll because "we needed to keep him on to develop a case" against him…. State Department spokesman James Rubin declined to say whether nuclear weapons secrets had been stolen, but said the United States harbors "no illusions about China" and strictly guards the security of the national laboratories. "They, like many other countries, try to get sensitive technology for military use by many means," Rubin said. "That is why we establish strong measures to protect classified information and prevent acquisition of sensitive technology and we prosecute those who violate our laws. In the case of China, we had extremely strict policies. We do not authorize any arms sales to China or exports of dual-use technology for military uses." …
NEWSMAX 3/10/99 Christopher Ruddy "…Here are the shocking facts:. CLINTON OPEN US TO RUSSIA AND CHINA On May 13, 1997, Defense Secretary Cohen signed a military cooperation agreement with Russia. Under the agreement, US and Russian forces would work together on over 100 exercises in 1997 alone….. ALLOWING RUSSIANS TO PHOTOGRAPH US MILITARY BASES Under the Open Skies Treaty, Russian military planes began flying over and photographing US military bases last year. Chinese military aircraft will be allowed to fly over US military bases beginning in 1999. Information Russia and China obtain from these flyovers would be invaluable if they ever attack the US. …. US SELLS STRATEGIC WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY TO CHINA On March 23, 1998, The Washington Times revealed a secret Clinton Administration proposal to sell advanced missile technology to China. Under Clinton, 47 supercomputers have been sold to China, most for use by the Red Army -- the butchers of Tibet and Tiananmen Square. These US computers can be used to target nuclear missiles at America and to build design new and more powerful nuclear weapons…."
Boston Herald 3/10/99 Editorial "…Congress owes it to the nation to get to the bottom of why the Clinton administration did nothing about China's nuclear spying and tried to hide the full story from Congress…. Some information was dribbled out to the relevant congressional committees, but when the House Intelligence Committee requested an update in July 1998, acting Energy Secretary Elizabeth Moler ordered the department's chief nuclear intelligence expert not to brief the committee - he says for fear that his information would be used to attack the president's China policy. She says she remembers nothing about it. He has since been demoted
Newsmax.com 3/11/99 Chris Ruddy "…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….The development of this plutonium process paralleled Livermore's development of a laser technology to process uranium, needed for civilian nuclear power plants. This technology to process uranium, called AVLIS or the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation -- was turned over in 1995 to the United States Enrichment Corporation, a private company that uses the technology for the benefit of nuclear power plants. The plutonium project was, however, at the heart of Livermore's mission to develop America's strategic arsenal. "This was the highest funded project and the most secret project the government had. So secret in fact, a special security compound known as the 'super block' was created within the processing area, simply known as Building 332." ….During the Reagan and Bush administrations, the compound's already intense security was beefed up because of the "global implications if this technology ever leaked out." Such technology could not only allow Third World countries like Iraq and Iran overcome the significant obstacles in processing plutonium, it would allow existing nuclear club members like China to cheaply and quickly build a large nuclear stockpile…. 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. Concerns about China's intentions diminished after Clinton's inauguration, and China began more formal steps to gain access to Livermore. China's efforts culminated with a delegation of Chinese scientists who visited Livermore in the winter of 1994, and another visit by Department of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary at about the same time….. "O'Leary's meeting was held in the California Room in Building 111. She arrived very late that day because of the flu or suspected food poisoning while in Silicon Valley that morning." After the meeting, the scientist recalled several Livermore scientists in a heated debate over whether "this type of information [relating to weapons enriching laser process] should be considered for technology transfer" to China. The deal with China for the technology transfer was consummated, the scientist said, sometime later that year after O'Leary's visit, when top DOE officials, Department of Commerce officials representing Ron Brown, White House representatives and Chinese government officials met in a guarded room at the Pleasanton Hilton nearby to Livermore…..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. Another oft cited example of the administration's method of reclassifying military secrets surfaced in a 1998 New York Times report by Jeff Gerth. Gerth revealed that in 1996, Loral, an American aerospace company, had, without a license, provided China with ballistic missile technology that enabled China to improve its rocket guidance systems. 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…."
Washington Times 3/11/99 Bill Gertz "…North Korea is working on uranium enrichment techniques and will be able to produce fuel for nuclear weapons in six years or less, according to a U.S. intelligence report. The program involves a North Korean trading company that recently sought to buy enrichment technology from a Japanese manufacturer, and connections between North Korea and Pakistan, according to a Department of Energy intelligence report made available to The Washington Times. According to the report, the technology sought by Pyongyang is a clear sign that North Korea, known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), "is in the early stages of a uranium enrichment capability." "On the basis of Pakistan's progress with a similar technology, we estimate that the DPRK is at least six years from the production of [highly enriched uranium], even if it has a viable centrifuge design," the report said. "On the other hand, with significant technical support from other countries, such as Pakistan, the time frame would be decreased by several years." The report is a further sign the communist regime in Pyongyang has abandoned the freeze imposed on its nuclear weapons program by a 1994 agreement with the United States. Underground construction spotted by U.S. intelligence agencies last year at Kumchangni, North Korea, is believed to be a new facility for nuclear weapons production in violation of the agreement…Pakistan purchased uranium enrichment technology from China in 1996 when it bought 5,000 special ring magnets used as bearings in gas centrifuges. The sale violated China's international commitment not to sell weapons technology to non-nuclear weapons states. It was dismissed by the Clinton administration after an investigation determined senior Chinese leaders were unaware of the technology transfer…."
Year of the Rat (excerpt) 3/11/99 Edward Timperlake and William C. Triplett II Freeper report pg 182 "… "Samuel R. 'Sandy' Berger is President Clinton's national security adviser and a true Friend of Bill (and Hillary). He met the first couple when all three were political operatives on the McGovern campaign of 1972. In the years leading to Clinton's first inauguration in January 1993, Berger was a Washington-based lawyer-lobbyist.
"In an interview with Washington Post columnist Nat Hentoff, Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pointed out, 'Sandy Berger was the point person at the Hogan and Hartson law firm for the trade office of the Chinese government.' So far as we can determine, this statement has never been denied by Mr. Berger." – "
Washington Times/CNN Freeper LarryLied 3/11/99 "…"Contrary to CNN's report, which said the White House was "only briefed about the possible technology secrets theft in mid-1997," the White House was, in fact, first briefed in April 1996. At that meeting, Mr. Trulock and several other senior DOE officials informed then-Deputy National Security Adviser Sandy Berger that China appeared to have reproduced and successfully tested the W-88 warhead -- America's most advanced nuclear weapon, eight of which are deployed on each Trident D-5 submarine-launched ballistic missile. Mr. Berger, who was promoted to national security adviser in 1997, was also told that the suspected spy continued to work at Los Alamos." Washington Times Editorial 3/11/99 …"
Fox News 3/10/99 Renee Schilhab "…The incidents have prompted foreign policy experts to question whether the U.S. should penalize China when it discovers that the Chinese have benefited from the illegal transfer of weapons information. The Clinton administration in 1994 de-linked trade issues and human rights abuses in China. But the U.S. has no consistent policy for dealing with China on the leakage of secret American technology. The U.S. imposed and then Clinton waived sanctions on China for shipping 5,000 ring magnets to Pakistan in 1996. The magnets can be used in gas centrifuges to enrich uranium. …."
The Washington Post 3/11/99 Michael Kelly "…President Clinton's China policy, a mess of corruption and carelessness and naivete, is collapsing under the weight of its own fraudulence, exposing the nation Clinton calls America's "strategic partner" as a threat to America's security and a thief of America's nuclear secrets, and exposing also the president and senior administration officials for their efforts to minimize and hide this unwelcome fact. For the past six years, the White House has lied about China. It pretended, against all evidence, that the People's Republic was sincere in its promises to curb its persecution of democrats, Catholic priests, Tibetan monks, pregnant women and other enemies of the people. It pretended that China was sincere also in its promises to curb its spread of weapons of mass destruction. It pretended not to understand that China regarded the United States as enemy number one in its campaign to achieve regional dominance, particularly over Taiwan. The days of pretense are dwindling down to a precious few….. But Trulock's warning came at an awkward time. The administration was on the verge of the 1997 "strategic partnership" summit with Beijing. It was also facing congressional investigations into charges that the People's Republic had illegally funneled money into the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign. Very awkward, really. So Berger buried the embarrassment. He assigned National Security staffer Gary Samore to look into things, and Samore asked the CIA to come up with a theory of the case other than Trulock's. The CIA dutifully reported that Trulock's analysis was an unsupported "worst-case" scenario, and Samore dutifully told Berger that no one could really say where the truth lay….. The reforms were not instituted until Bill Richardson, Pena's successor, did so in October 1998 -- 30 months after Trulock's first warning, 18 months after the full alarm, nine months after Clinton's directive. In the meantime, the administration did everything it could to keep things buried. The Times reports that the House Intelligence Committee asked Trulock for a briefing in July 1998. Trulock asked for permission from Elizabeth Moler, then acting energy secretary. According to Trulock, Moler told him not to brief the committee because the information might be used against Clinton's China policy. Moler told the Times she doesn't recall this.
The White House's secret would have remained secret had it not been for a select investigative committee headed by Republican Rep. Christopher Cox. Cox's committee unearthed a pattern of more than two decades of Chinese nuclear spying, including the Los Alamos case. The secret leaked…. The White House is waging a desperate rear-guard campaign to force the Republicans to redact evidence about the administration's suspiciously deleterious approach to the Los Alamos spy case and also evidence suggesting linkage between Clinton's China policy reversal and campaign contributions from parties desiring that reversal. But these tactics will probably fail. An angered Republican leadership is considering taking the matter to the full House, where an unexpurgated report could be voted out over Democratic objections. Good. Let a thousand flowers bloom…."
Softwar 3/10/99 Charles Smith "…The Chinese Army is building 1,000 air breathing cruise missiles with help from Russia. The 1,000 airborne missiles are in addition to the expected deployment of 1,000 ballistic missiles by the PLA over the next 4 years. According to Taiwan Defense officials, several hundred Russian cruise missile engineers are working in China on the new project. The new cruise missile is reported to have been successfully test fired by the PLA and manufacturing has begun. Active deployment of the Chinese cruise missile, reported to be similar to the U.S. Tomahawk, is expected by the end of the year. Taiwan Defense officials confirmed that Russian engineers are assisting Beijing in the cruise missile project, including scientists from the Zvezda Russian design bureau. Zvezda has experience copying U.S. cruise missile designs. The Zvezda Kh-35 (NATO codename "Switchblade") missile is also known as the "Harpoonsky" in the west because it is almost identical in appearance and performance to the U.S. Navy Harpoon anti-ship missile. Zvezda announced last year that Algeria had purchased a large quantity of Kh-35 missiles for anti-ship missions…."
When asked about helping China by giving away U.S. "secrets" at a White House press conference on April 30, Clinton gave this bizarre reply: "We [U.S. and China] are trying to build the same kind of world in the future ... a very different kind of world." [from the Quotes to Remember section]
Kanwa News 3/10/99 Andrei Pinkov "…Under the guiding ideology of active defense, China has held a certain positive attitude toward the research of the stealth technology in recent years with the consideration of such factors as the future focus of the Chinese air force on the battles outside of the border and the future possible conflicts between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait. At present, the major effort is concentrated on the development of different kinds of radar wave absorbing materials. As was confirmed by the reliable source from the military research institute, the primary plan on the upgraded JH7 fighter bombers which are now being designed is to put the radar wave absorbing material on them without making any changes to their existing external structure. In the meantime, the similar experiment has already been conducted on the J8 2 planes. According to the same source, the absorbing materials are now under development in China such as the BD21 series productions….The SM07 is a radar absorbing membrane, which is mainly used on the naval vessels and tanks for the absorption of the reflection source of the 2-18 Ghz wide frequency radar, with its reflex loss of -15 dB and its relative absorption ratio of over 60 per cent. All these materials are being developed by the Seek Optics Technical Co. Ltd which is located in Beijing and has the Chinese name of the XIKAI…. In the development of the anti-stealth radar technology, the focus is on the phased array radar and the AWACS. It is especially emphasized that the priority should be given to the development of the small-sized AWACS suitable for the partial wars. At the same time, efforts should also be made to develop the ultra-visual radar and the millimeter-wave radar. At present, the X-band solid phased array radar and the AWACS-carried radar are both being developed by No.607 Institute…."
Reuters 3/10/99 "…The White House defended National Security Adviser Sandy Berger Wednesday after two Republican presidential candidates called for his resignation over the China nuclear scandal. Republican presidential candidates Lamar Alexander and Pat Buchanan issued separate statements demanding Berger explain what Buchanan called his "dereliction of duty'' in failing to alert congressional leaders to the alleged theft of top-secret U.S. nuclear warhead technology. Lockhart said Clinton had no intention of firing Berger… Berger was allegedly informed of the theft in 1996 but reportedly failed to tell Congress. "In response, Mr. Berger did nothing,'' said Alexander. ''For his unwillingness to act on this serious matter, Mr. Berger should resign. If he does not, he should be relieved of his duties by President Clinton.'' Buchanan said, "The allegations surrounding the transfer of atomic secrets to a potential enemy are the most serious since the Rosenbergs went to the electric chair for atomic espionage in 1953.'' "Our security has been compromised, our technology stolen and our cities placed in mortal peril,'' Buchanan said…. "
Washington Times 3/11/99 Bill Gertz "…"I'm outraged that this has gone on," said Sen. Robert C. Smith, New Hampshire Republican and chairman of the Senate Armed Services' strategic forces subcommittee. "And I'm shocked and outraged by the lack of response of this administration." Mr. Smith heads the subcommittee in charge of overseeing U.S. strategic nuclear weapons and Energy Department nuclear weapons laboratories. He plans hearings into the case of a Los Alamos scientist suspected of giving China design information on the United States' most advanced nuclear warhead, the compact W-88 deployed on U.S. Trident II submarine missiles. Mr. Smith said he is particularly upset by a New York Times report that a senior Energy Department official ordered an intelligence official to keep the spy case secret from Congress. "They were withholding information from Congress," he said. "That's what happened in the Government Affairs Committee --people wouldn't talk." …Mr. Smith said he is troubled by published reports that Elizabeth Moler, a senior Energy official, ordered a subordinate not to disclose the Chinese nuclear espionage in testimony before Congress, and by reports that White House National Security Adviser Samuel R. Berger tried to cover up the Chinese nuclear spying. "If that is true, they shouldn't be given the time to resign; they should be fired," Mr. Smith said…."
Investor's Business Daily 3/12/99 Editorial "…''That happened during the previous administration,'' carped Vice President Al Gore on CNN this week. ''That happened in the 1980s.'' True, but this administration's response, upon learning of the theft in 1995 of the design of a miniature nuclear warhead, was hardly comforting. Reported the Times: ''The response to the nuclear theft was marked by delays, inaction and skepticism -even though senior intelligence officials regarded it as one of the most damaging spy cases in recent history.'' The theft of the warhead design sped up China's development of nuclear weapons by at least a decade. After looking into the matter for two years, the FBI urged the Energy Department, which runs the national labs, to restore background checks on all visiting scientists. ''The Energy Department and the labs ignored the FBI recommendation for 17 months,'' reported the Times, and the feds couldn't explain the delay. The Red Chinese got even better treatment. One official told the Times: ''We couldn't get an order requiring the labs to report to counterintelligence officials when the Chinese were present. All those requirements had been waived.'' The reason for this special treatment? Clinton's policy of commercial and strategic engagement with China, say officials quoted in the Times…. In addition to the nuclear warhead secrets China has stolen, it has also obtained sensitive missile guidance technology from the U.S. Two U.S. companies - one CEO was a big donor to the Clinton-Gore campaign - got waivers to launch commercial satellites on Chinese rockets. When two of the rockets crashed, the administration's lax security let Red China get documents from the companies that gave them the guidance technology. And what has China's response been to all these espionage allegations? Flat denials. Moreover, it has had the gall to criticize the U.S. for bringing the matter up in talks. Perhaps the Clinton foreign policy team still holds a rose-colored, even misty-eyed, view of communism. After all, most of them came of age during the Vietnam War when fighting communism became a dirty word…."
Seattle Times 3/11/99 Editorial Freeper Stand Watch Listen "…the only two credible sources are Rep. Chris Cox, R-Calif., and Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., the chair and ranking member on the select committee. Cox describes the case as a "multi-decade effort that continues today targeting America's most sensitive military technology." Cox and Dicks are both pushing hard to declassify their report in its entirety. A partial, sanitized version, with responses from the White House, is circulating among members of Congress…."
Dallas Morning News 3/10/99 Editorial Freeper Stand Watch Listen "…Security Adviser Sandy Berger. He is the one who apparently made the decision to keep mum about reports of Chinese espionage when Energy Department officials brought the news to him in April 1996, almost three years ago. Why would a national security guru choose to hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil? One possibility is that Mr. Berger subsumed the national security of the United States to the political fortunes of President Clinton in the 1996 election. It would certainly be consistent with a campaign that, as columnist William Safire puts it, gave "China's agents of influence the run of the White House as they raised millions for the Clinton campaign." …"
Boston Herald 3/10/99 Editorial Freeper Stand Watch Listen "…Some information was dribbled out to the relevant congressional committees, but when the House Intelligence Committee requested an update in July 1998, acting Energy Secretary Elizabeth Moler ordered the department's chief nuclear intelligence expert not to brief the committee - he says for fear that his information would be used to attack the president's China policy. She says she remembers nothing about it. He has since been demoted. .....Clinton's general pattern in foreign policy: Denial of inconvenient facts and wishing instead of analyzing. It fits his specific pattern of cozying up to China, source of campaign funds for the Democratic Party and good customer for restricted missile technology from party contributors among high-tech tycoons…."
The Hindo 3/13/99 "…The United States and China, which preached the virtues of nonproliferation with unconstricted vigour only last summer at a high profile summit in Beijing, have been found wanting. China, according to astounding revelations, had managed to gain clandestine access to American nuclear weapons technology that enabled it to upgrade its lethal arsenal while unceasingly advocating the imperatives of stopping non-nuclear nations from acquiring such knowhow. The U.S. Government, for inexplicable reasons, chose to ignore reports of the leak, not reacting decisively when it came to know of the possible breach of security. The reported theft took place during the Ronald Reagan Presidency in the mid-Eighties and came to light during the early years of the Clinton Presidency. The U.S. Government kept the spying scandal from Congress, apparently in order not to disturb bilateral business relations, and went further and scrapped the legislation banning sale of nuclear technology to China. Beijing for the record denied that it stole the secret designs of what is described by security officials as America's most compact nuclear warhead but its denials were poorly timed. Washington was just then officially admitting to the seepage and announcing the dismissal of a scientist who was thought to have spied for Beijing and passed on the classified material…."
San Antonio Express-News 3/10/99 Austin Bay Freeper Stand Watch Listen "…the Clinton administration's failure to act quickly and responsively to the discovery of the espionage — which, after all, was under investigation for three years — is at best dereliction of executive duty….Ed Offley, the military affairs reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and host of the new Internet-based Channel One's "Defense Watch" program (www.talkspot.com), observed: "This new espionage revelation is very troubling. Look how long it took for U.S. agencies to react, to follow what are basic security procedures. The spying's discovered three years ago and only now, after the press finds out, the Department of Energy fires the scientist. There are more questions that have to be asked and answered." …"
The New York Times 3/12/99 A. M. Rosenthal "… 1. Since 1995, high Government officials knew of evidence that China had stolen one of the top secrets in the American armory -- the ability to make small nuclear weapons that could be launched simultaneously at multiple targets. Incredibly, virtually nothing was done until The New York Times broke the story last week. In two highly touted summit meetings with China, President Clinton said nothing to the Politburo, or the American and Chinese publics. To tell the story would have exposed as sickeningly false the myth he prattles to Americans -- appeasement of China is making it a "strategic" partner of America. Of course, his silence made him a different kind of partner for China -- a party after the crime…."
MSNBC Website 3/16/99 Robert Windrem, AP, & Reuters "…REP. DUNCAN HUNTER, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, also faulted the administration for failing to ensure that supercomputers sent to China were not destined for military programs and for leaving a suspected spy in a sensitive job for 15 months after the FBI indicated he could be reassigned…. The probe remained secret because federal agents were trying to determine the source of the nuclear technology thefts, Berger said, adding that members of Congress were briefed on the matter in the same time frame as the president….But at a Capitol press conference, Hunter took issue with statements by Berger and administration officials that Congress was kept fully informed through a series of 16 briefings and disputed their argument that suspected spy Wen Ho Lee was left in his sensitive job because of fears that the investigation would have been endangered if he was reassigned. He said that at a closed hearing in October 1998, he asked deputy Energy Secretary Elizabeth Moller and the department’s intelligence chief Notra Trulock about any security breaches at the National Laboratories. The alleged theft of data on the secret W-88 multiple warhead from Los Alamos National Laboratory was never mentioned in their responses, he said. He also questioned why Lee was left in his computer science job for 15 months after FBI Director Louis Freeh told Energy Department officials in 1997 that there was no investigative need to keep him in a sensitive position. "The president allowed this spy to remain in a sensitive position and possibly harvest more information about America’s nuclear weapons systems," Hunter said. Finally, he contended that of the 191 supercomputers sent to China in 1998, only one underwent the "end-use verification" that the Commerce Department is required to conduct to ensure that the computers are not intended for military uses. He said the lack of proper checks occurred because China has not given the United States access…."
New York Times 3/16/99 James Risen "… A Taiwan-born scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, questioned in a nuclear espionage investigation, admitted to the FBI that he had had unauthorized contacts with Chinese scientists, senior intelligence and law-enforcement officials said. During three days of interviews with the bureau beginning on March 5, Wen Ho Lee, a 59-year-old nuclear weapons scientist at Los Alamos, admitted that he had failed to report his contacts with Chinese scientists to his supervisors at Los Alamos, as government regulations required, several officials said…. Lee's statements did not provide enough evidence to lead to his arrest, however, they said. Still, the officials say that Lee, who has been the focus of the FBI investigation since 1996, remains a suspect in the government's investigation into whether China stole technology related to the design of America's most advanced nuclear warhead, the W-88. Officials say that the Chinese apparently stole the design technology in the 1980s, but the United States did not detect the theft until 1995. In June 1996, the FBI opened a criminal investigation into the allegations of Chinese atomic espionage, which have been denied by China….Senior officials say that they have decided to go back to square one in their investigation. The FBI has added extra agents to the case in order to review old evidence and hopefully develop new leads…"
New York Times 3/17/99 Jeff Gerth "…Until now, senior Administration officials had said that they first learned of the security lapses at the labs in in the summer of 1997 and took prompt action. But eight months earlier, in November 1996, Charles B. Curtis, the Deputy Secretary of Energy, ordered a series of security measures to be carried out on a strict timetable during the next several months, the officials said. Those measures were not taken, the officials said, despite the warning in the department's annual security review for 1996 that the Energy Department was "at greater risk of becoming a victim of espionage than at any time in its history." …Peña said in an interview on Tuesday that he learned about Curtis's unsuccessful effort to alert his department to security problems at the weapons labs just this week, nine months after he left office. "The first time I heard about this plan was two days ago. What happened here?" he said, adding, "this is a serious issue that should not have fallen through the cracks." …
Toronto Sun 3/14/99 Eric Margolis "… I've had a number of always interesting encounters with Chinese military intelligence. The first was in 1982 when I flew to Beijing (at my own expense, may I add) to "exchange views" with senior Chinese intelligence officers over the growing war in Afghanistan, and to advise how China could help arm and supply the anti-Soviet mujahedin resistance forces. Some years later, a most charming and erudite Chinese military intelligence general was tasked to recruit me as an agent of influence. His patience and professional skill impressed me deeply. I politely declined Chinese advances, but the ever money-hungry Bill Clinton evidently did not. In 1991, Chinese agents began making very large contributions to the presidential election campaigns of Clinton and leading Democratic party senators and congressmen. Intelligence intercepts by NSA showed Chinese intelligence targeting 30 leading Democrats in a wide-scale influence-buying campaign. China's efforts sharply intensified during Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign. Bill and Hillary Clinton warmly welcomed Chinese agents at the White House. Beijing's objective was to obtain access to secret American technology, and, for the first time, to actively shape U.S. military and trade policy toward China. China succeeded brilliantly on both counts. It always amazes me how cheaply politicians can be bought. For a mere $2 million or so, Clinton and the Democrats kept U.S. markets open to Chinese exports, and ignored China's poor human rights record. Clinton went so far as to arrange the transfer of advanced American missile guidance and control technology to Beijing, permitting China to modernize and make more accurate its small ICBM force targeted on the U.S…."
spotlight 3/11/99 Warren Hough "…"By the early 1980s, the physicists at DARPA were involved in high-priority electronics experiments intended to develop underwater laser links among U.S. submarines," recounted Dr. Huebner. Some of this new technology eventually led to a breakthrough in the design of the battlefield laser systemnow innocently code named the "Nautilus Project." "We discovered a very fast, high-intensity infrared laser pulse that would traverse the aqueous front shell of the human eye and damage only the thin membrane known as the retina in the rear," related the scientist. Now the Pentagon had the makings of a genuine MIAAD system: A weapon that would blind and truly "disable" but not exterminate massed enemy troops. "The White House, however, was still uneasy about deploying this awesome zapper here at home," related Herbert Borglid, a lecturer in military history at Harvard University. "It was Clinton who finally came up with an idea on how to dispose of it. He gave it, free of charge, to Israel."…" [caution urged on spotlight posts]
The New Australian 3/15-21/99 Peter Zhang "…Why anyone should be surprised at discovering what is common knowledge in China's intellectual and political circles still evidently puzzles some American commentators. Nearly nine months a go I pointed that among certain government and military officials Clinton is contemptuously referred to as "nanren men zai hua sheng dun" (our man in Washington). I think I should stress contempt. I do not believe Beijing has ever held any Western leader in such low esteem. The damage this thoroughly corrupt and venal man has done to America's reputation among the Chinese people is incalculable. Not only that, but his cowardice and vacillation has greatly strengthened the hands of military nationalists at the expense of those who prefer a more open policy with the West. The result has been rising tension as Beijing virtually annexes the Spratley Islands, sure in the knowledge that, unlike Truman, Eisenhower or Reagan, Clinton lacks the courage to act. This will not go unnoticed among Asian governments. As far as they are concerned, there is no American president…."
The New Australian 3/15-21/99 Peter Zhang "… I shall now repeat what I wrote at the beginning of February: "There is no doubt that Clinton allowed military technology to be sold to the PLA for campaign funds." And this is in China, not Washington or New York. Any Western journalist could have picked this up if they had bothered to look. Now I see Democrats, much to the amusement of certain Chinese officials, blaming the Reagan administration for sensitive technology 'transfers.' Let me make something absolutely clear. No such transfers occurred under Reagan or any other Republican administration. Any Democrat or journalist who states otherwise is a liar. China has run a sophisticated spying operation in the US for many years and money was literally no object. Whatever was demanded was supplied. Under Clinton, however, the situation radically changed. Instead of having to steal technology, as they did under Reagan, they simply bribed Clinton into transferring it to them. And I mean bribe. For once operations did not have to be conducted through the Central External Liaison Department or the Central Control of Intelligence but directly through government officials, including intelligence and PLA officers, who visited the White House. This would have been like Reagan opening up the Oval Office to the KGB. The deal was simple — money for technology. Even better was the arrangement by which American corporations directly assisted Beijing to upgrade its weapons systems — for a price. The likes of William Hambrecht and Bernard Schwartz, well-known heavy contributors to the Democratic Party, have also benefited handsomely from arrangements with the PLA, as have a great many other big shot executives who seem to prefer the colour green to red, white and blue…. Directly or indirectly Chinese money was funnelled into the Democratic machine. …"
The New Australian 3/15-21/99 Peter Zhang "…The rot is so deep that even John Glenn, along with Tom Daschle, deliberately crippled the Thompson hearings into the scandal, or should I say treason. After all, it might have revealed which Senators and members of Congress desperately tried to get their share of the loot. This brings us to why the Clinton White House ignored briefings that Chinese intelligence was running a number of spy operations at weapons laboratories. Simple: it did not really care because it already knew. A subsidiary reason is that Clinton and a number of other collaborators were now hopelessly compromised in any case. No wonder Chinese officials privately express nothing but contempt for these Quislings, what we Chinese call pan tu (traitor). …"
The New Australian 3/15-21/99 Peter Zhang "…The Clinton administration's collaboration with Chinese intelligence allowed it to allocate even more funds to its American operations. How many agents it has managed to place because of the Clintons' greed and indifference to the national welfare is known only to the highest Chinese officials as is the number of American officials that have been bought or compromised. The damage to American national security is very deep and longstanding. Rest assured, anything that would give China's military an advantage over the US is also bad for the Chinese people. If I thought otherwise I would not have written this…."
The New Australian 3/15-21/99 Peter Zhang "…Whether the intelligence connection with Clinton goes back to the 1970s in any meaningful way is very unclear at the moment, and will probably remain so. But Chinese intelligence is always on the look out for a potential pan tu who might rise to an influential position and I would suggest that Clinton has it written all over him. The question now is how many more are there? …"
Daily Oklahoman 3/14/99 Editorial "… Worse, The Times says Bill Clinton's national security advisor, Sandy Berger, and his staff downplayed reports from Energy Department investigators assessing damage from the thefts. It seems top officials did not want anything to surface that might have hurt Clinton's 1996 re-election bid. The Times also says the administration kept Congress in the dark, with a top official ordering one of Energy's intelligence officers not to divulge what he knew about the breach to a House committee…. Clinton relaxed export controls so U.S. firms could sell supercomputers to China, which intelligence experts believe are now being used at the Chinese equivalent of Los Alamos. The administration reacted with lethargy to reports of spying -- preferring, as Vice President Al Gore did this week, to blame the Reagan administration, on whose watch the original thefts apparently occurred…."
New York Times 3/15/99 William Safire "…Absolutely no truth to it -- it's an outrageous statement," fumed Samuel Berger, the first national security adviser to regularly attend political campaign meetings in the White House. "It's wrong . . . not based on any facts whatsoever." He was responding to Tim Russert's quotation on NBC's "Meet the Press" of my assertion of connections among: (a) the Clinton-Gore fund-raising from admittedly illegal Asian sources, followed by our stunning turnabout in trade policy; (b) the uncleared access to the White House by a high Chinese military intelligence official; (c) the Clinton decision, accompanied by huge campaign contributions by a satellite manufacturer, to switch regulation of technology transfer to his anything-goes Commerce Department, and (d) the years of foot-dragging by the Clinton National Security Council when confronted by evidence that China had stolen nuclear secrets from Los Alamos. Mr. Berger would have us believe that these are not facts, and if they are, they are wholly unrelated. It would be outrageous indeed to suggest that American officials were consciously betraying our national interest. But the confluence of these facts in election year 1996 -- combined with the urge to disregard or derogate any intelligence that would stop the political blessings of a "strategic partnership" with China -- led to Clinton's denial of a dangerous penetration. …"
New York Times 3/15/99 William Safire "…Why has Berger & Co. repeatedly stressed that "other countries, including friendly countries," spied on us? Is this the spin machine's not-so-sly way to get supporters of Israel in the Congress and the media to shut up and back off? The former chief of Department of Energy intelligence, Notra Trulock, says he was ordered not to inform Congress of his suspicions, but his boss, Elizabeth Moler, disputes this. Whose story will change under oath? Why, if Secretary Bill Richardson were so "seized of" this secret issue last August when he was named, did he demote the expert, Trulock, and put in charge a C.I.A. man from his U.N. embassy staff -- Larry Sanchez -- who knew nothing about the agency's worst problem? …"
Capitol Hill Blue 3/17/99 Doug Thompson "… The Clinton administration, busy approving the sale of sensitive technology to China, ignored warnings in 1996 from a senior Energy Department Official who said security at the nation's nuclear weapons labs were lax and needed to be tightened immediately, department sources tell Capitol Hill Blue. The official, Deputy Secretary of Energy Charles Curtis, ordered a tightening of security at the national labs, but his orders were never implemented and were also ignored by incoming Secretary of Energy Fredrico Pena when he took office in March, 1997. The White House was also aware of Curtis's order, but chose to ignore it, DOE sources say. At the time, President Clinton was approving the sale of sensitive nuclear technology to China by Loral, a company headed by one of his largest campaign contributors. The revelations directly contradict earlier claims by administration officials that they first learned of the lapses in security in the summer of 1997, more than eight months after Curtis tried to take action. Pena claims he was unaware of the order by Curtis, who left the agency shortly after he became Secretary of Energy, but other Energy Department sources say the new Secretary was fully briefed on the concerns about security at the national labs. "If Pena says he didn't know about this, he's a goddamned liar," an angry DOE official said Tuesday. "There is no way an incoming secretary of energy wouldn't be briefed on something as important as this. I know for a fact that this information was part of his initial briefing materials." …"
Newsmax 3/17/99 Christopher Ruddy "…At the same time that Russia has been building an enormous war machine and making war preparations, the US has been slashing its strategic nuclear arsenal, mothballing ships, and eliminating entire military battle groups. Equally suicidal, Clinton has cut troop levels in the US Army by 40% and the Air Force, Navy and Marines by over 30%. Clinton has also tied up many of America’s best troops in endless and futile foreign quagmires, including "peace-keeping" in Bosnia and the Middle East, humanitarian projects in Africa, and drug interdiction in Latin America. Few troops are left to defend the United States. Clinton also been throwing away America’s limited arsenal of cruise missiles. These missiles were primarily built to deliver strategic nuclear warheads deep into Russia. Russia is believed to be vulnerable to such weapons because they evade radar and fly low to the ground.
ABC News reports that before Operation Desert Fox (our recent, undeclared war on Iraq) the US had just 239 cruise missiles left. In the first few days of Desert Fox Clinton ordered that over 90 of these precious cruise missiles be fired on Iraq against what has proven to be mainly empty warehouses and radar installations that were rebuilt in days. As this article is being written, additional cruise missiles have been launched in continuing confrontations with Iraq. Each missile expended in Iraq is one less that can be used to defend the US -- and at the current rate of expenditure, the US military would have none left in less than 30 days. Why is Bill Clinton squandering these crucial weapons? This question becomes even more serious when one considers that the US is not currently making cruise missiles and has no plans to do so…."
News Max 3/16/99 Linda Bowles "…Perhaps the time has finally arrived when we can put the Clinton scandals behind us and "move on." Oh, sure, there are a few matters left that are bothersome, like the rape allegation against our president. And there is no doubt that similar accusations will crop up here and there, as other women step forward. But these loose ends don't have the potential of adding very much to our understanding. We already know enough about this president to achieve closure on what kind of a human being he is. This is to say, we can now put behind us the certainty of Bill Clinton's "high crimes and misdemeanors" and move on to deal with the possibility of "treason and bribery." …In an appearance on CNN television, Sen. Fred Thompson, chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee, noted that while Energy department officials have a statutory duty to communicate such matters to Congress, they did not. In explaining why not, Thompson said there were "specific orders not to communicate with Congress." The credible suspicion is that Clinton did not want anything to interfere with his China policy or cast a shadow over his goofy "can't we all just get along?" visit with Chinese tyrants in 1997. It was not until late in 1998 that key members of Congress learned the details of the espionage from findings of a select committee headed by Rep. Christopher Cox investigating the "transfer" of sensitive technology to China…."
FoxNews 3/17/99 Crier report interviews Timperlake author of Year of the Rat – Freeper Jobim reports "…Why did Clinton sell out? For the money. A quest for power. Then you need to cover your tracks. Riadys had John Huang working with them for a long time. Riady $ was to get Huang in the government. Hubbell was at ground zero in the entire conspiracy. Huang got clearance 5 &1/2 months before he showed up for work. Huang received documents that were stamped: COULD LEAD TO HANDLERS DEATH. 1996 - Clinton needed money. Loral sends committee over to help the Chinese. Berger gave Loral a get-out-of-jail-free card. 20 missiles have ready capability to go to 200 with miniature nuke tips…." "…Bob McMillan: "unorthodox procedures" allowed China to take control of both Panama Canal ports. Chinese investments are continuing to grow in Panama. 12/31 are troops are gone and 80% of Panamanians want us there. Why?…"
FoxNews 3/17/99 Crier report interviews Timperlake author of Year of the Rat – Freeper ohmlaw98 reports "..Hubbell at center...Enter Riady hush money Huang ....no record of actual birth date.....39 cia biefings.....109 meetings with CI...."Release to unauthorized source could result in death" Huang...$5.00 charged to US taxpayer from residence in PRC Pass secrets to Lippo through Stevens & co. after briefings with CI Loral..donations total 2.2 million severe opposition for justice... "get out of jail free " W-88 space launch vehicle 200 thermnuclear devices in near future... severe deterrence problems and proliferation problems with China in near future.....Timperlake served on Rules Committee investigation team with Solomon..Johnny Chung....Background identification? [B R E A K] Robert McMillan..Panama Canal control by China/PLA via Riady....Johnny Chung brought individuals from China..Liu Chioying....Marswell...300,000...been to spy schools....Triplett co-author....Have 2 ports at each end due to unorthodox procedures by Ambassador ?....Liu involved in Panama deal for $22,000,000...McMillan...Clinton "absolutely asleep" negotiating the continuation of troops in panama 80% of citizens in Panama wanted US Troops to remain.....Timperlake.....Arms running.....Administration has not invoked any proliferation laws....N Korea & China sharing "overheads" with missle tech. Chinese military curve accelerating upward on Clinton's watch..He took the money and said I don't care...."
The Washington Times http://www.washtimes.com/ 3/17/99 BillGertz Freeper A Whitewater Researcher "…EXCERPTS: "Energy Secretary Bill Richardson briefed senators privately yesterday on Chinese nuclear spying that one participant called the most damaging national sec urity breach since Moscow obtained U.S. atomic-bomb secrets in the 1940s....Mr. Richardson...met...about the scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory who was fired March 8 after being suspected of passing warhead design information to China during the 1980s...."I'm concerned about the magnitude of the information that has been transmitted," said Sen. Robert C. Smith, chairman of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces, who attended the meeting. "I think it's as serious, if not mo re serious, than any breach of national security since the Rosenbergs."...Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were Soviet spies executed in 1953 for giving Moscow U.S. nuclear weapons secrets during the 1940s...."
USA Today 3/17/99 Peter Eisler "…The Department of Energy requested at least 19 FBI investigations last year after internal reviews indicated classified or sensitive information was leaked, stolen or compromised at U.S. nuclear weapons plants and laboratories. The referrals were among a host of "critical" security concerns noted in internal DOE briefing material prepared last summer for incoming Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. The ongoing investigations suggest that questions about the agency's safeguards go far beyond those raised by recent revelations that a scientist at Los Alamos (N.M.) National Laboratory may have passed nuclear weapons secrets to China in the mid-1980s. "There has been an alarming increase of instances where nuclear weapons design, intelligence and other national defense information has been either compromised or placed at risk," said the June 1998 memorandum prepared by DOE security officials. Other problems noted in the briefing material and other internal reports obtained by USA TODAY include a backlog of 4,000 "reinvestigations" that need to be done on DOE personnel whose security clearances are beyond their five-year re-examination date. Deficiencies in security forces, alarm systems and other safeguards at several sites also were cited as "critical issues." …"
Washington Weekly Carl Limbacher 6/1/98 "…But of all the decisions, waivers and export liberalizations executed on behalf of the Chinese by the Clinton White House, none rivals what the administration did forWang Jun, the princeling chairman of China's state owned arms conglomerate, Poly Technologies. For years, China had been doing a land office business exporting to the U.S. semi-automatic rifles and ammo made by Poly and another arms manufacturer, Norinco. Reportedly, the gun trade was worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually to the PRC. But suddenly in 1994, there was a problem: the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban. Overnight, China's weapons cash cow evaporated. Not to worry. According to a Scripps Howard report by Michael Hedges, which ran on the front page of the March 14, 1997 edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, the Clinton administration granted Wang Jun's Poly Technologies importation permits to flood America with over 100,000 semi-automatic weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition -- despite the president's own cherished gun ban. That was on Feb. 2, 1996 -- just days before Clinton issued the first satellite waivers for Loral Corp….And Charlie Trie wasn't Wang's only solid White House reference. Charlie had worked with longtime F.O.B. Ernest Green to get Wang a U.S. visa, though Wang conveniently forgot to mention that he was a Communist arms dealer on the visa application. Had he disclosed that fact, Wang Jun would never have been let in the country, let alone the White House. The day after Wang's visit with Clinton, Ernie Green's wife donated $50,000 to the DNC. Except for these import waivers, issued two years after Poly's rifles had been banned at the president's own direction, there would have been no legal U.S. market for Wang Jun's guns…"
Washington Times 3/21/99 Bill Gertz "…On Friday, President Clinton denied keeping a lid on the spy scandal to protect his trade goals and said, to his knowledge, none of the reported espionage during his administration. But Congress is increasing pressure to investigate whether the Clinton administration's engagement policy with China included ignoring vital national security interests. Typical of the White House reaction to China's theft of nuclear weapons secrets were the remarks of National Security Council aide Gary Samore. On Wednesday, he played down the significance of China's new U.S.-design warhead, saying the development has had a minimal strategic effect because of the numerical advantage of U.S. nuclear warheads. "I don't know how they can say that," Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said. Mr. Lott said in an interview that he has been briefed by the experts on the case. "Every one of them agrees that when you factor in the satellite technology they got, it gives them a greater capability to get missiles up in the air, and with multiple warheads," he said. The president also came under fire for taking millions in campaign contributions from people linked to the Chinese government, and critics say the money is a key reason the administration has looked the other way on China….. The Republican Senate leader said efforts by the White House to play down the China scandal will not succeed. "It is very serious, and I don't think we've heard one-10th of what is going on," Mr. Lott said. "The American people know instinctively that there is something wrong here." …"
WordNetDaily 03/23/99 Joseph Farah "…"I think that if anybody did in fact commit espionage, it is a bad thing, and we should take appropriate action." That's what Clinton said last Friday about the Chinese nuclear spy scandal in one of his rare press conferences. In his mind, it's still a question of "if" nuclear secrets were stolen. He's not even convinced the spying occurred…. Clinton reiterated: "I can tell you that I have -- what I said about the espionage was, that it is my understanding that the investigation has not yet determined for sure that espionage occurred." Clinton also stated emphatically that "no one has reported to me that they suspect" any espionage in the nuclear labs since his presidency began. Of course, he didn't mention that his Commerce Department did everything in its power to assure that it would be unnecessary for the Chinese to steal nuclear or other technological secrets from the U.S. -- that those secrets were for sale. He was, however, blindsided a few moments later by a follow-up question from Fox News. "Mr. President, you said just a short while ago that no one has reported to you they suspect Chinese espionage at U.S. nuclear labs during your administration, sir. But sources tell Fox News, and we are reporting this evening that China stole the technology for electromagnetic pulse weapons from several nuclear labs during your first term in office, sir, and that the Chinese have successfully tested these weapons in China. And the sources also say that the administration at least was aware of this. Can you tell us, sir, were you not personally aware? Are you concerned about this? And what will be your administration's response to the report?" Now watch carefully Clinton's response: "Well, you didn't say what the source of what they sold was." Did you catch that? What they "sold"! Whether it was a Freudian slip or a simple gaffe, Clinton's assumption was that EMP weapons were sold! He quickly corrected himself, sort of. "You say they 'stole' -- is that the word you used?" He went on to say he knew nothing about the report, but would look into it….."
New York Times 3/24/99 James Risen "…In spring 1997, Los Alamos National Laboratory chose a scientist who was already under investigation as a suspected spy for China to run a sensitive new nuclear weapons program, several senior Government officials say. The scientist, Wen Ho Lee, eager for the new post, asked that he be allowed to hire a research assistant, the officials said. Once in the new position, in charge of updating computer software for nuclear weapons, Lee hired a post-doctoral researcher who was a citizen of the People's Republic of China, intelligence and law-enforcement officials said. Although the Federal Bureau of Investigation had said that a wiretap on Lee, a computer expert born in Taiwan who is an American citizen, would allow the bureau to keep close tabs on him in the new position, the bureau never won approval for the electronic monitoring, the officials said. Now, two years later, Lee has been fired for security breaches at Los Alamos and senior Government officials say he remains a suspect in the F.B.I.'s continuing investigation of allegations that China stole nuclear secrets from America's weapons laboratories…. And the research assistant has disappeared….The F.B.I., which opened a criminal investigation into the spy case in June 1996, gave its approval when Los Alamos officials decided to give Lee the new position, intelligence and law-enforcement officials say. Clinton Administration officials said that Lee's new posting was approved in part because they believed his access to information would be "controlled." In the new job "he only had access to material he already had in his head," said one official. "He couldn't see the latest stuff." The bureau also assured laboratory officials and the Department of Energy, which owns the weapons labs, that it would keep close watch on Lee in his new job, and would seek approval for a secret wiretap to monitor his telephone conversations. But officials now say that the bureau's requests for a secret wiretap were repeatedly turned down by Justice Department officials who did not believe they had sufficient grounds to take to a Federal court to obtain the authorization for the wiretap…."
Boston Herald 3/22/99 Andrew Miga "…Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) warned that alleged Chinese spying at U.S. nuclear weapons labs was a ``serious'' security breach that is only the tip of the iceberg. ``There are more cases out there than we think,'' Kerry said in an interview last week as reports of Sino-U.S. espionage shook Capitol Hill. ``I think we'll be seeing more of these cases now.'' Kerry, who received classified national security briefings last week, said there is ``troubling'' evidence U.S. officials were lax in responding to initial reports of Chinese spying, waiting years before taking decisive action. ``In my judgment the damage to U.S. interests is very real and what has leaked out is a very serious issue,'' Kerry said…"
THE WASHINGTON TIMES 3/22/99 Joyce Howard Price "… A leading Senate voice on defense issues yesterday described China's theft of nuclear secrets a graver threat than Kosovo and urged that FBI agents be placed in U.S. weapons labs. "There have been a series of leaks, all very serious ... and much more threatening to the national interest than Kosovo," Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, a Republican member of the Intelligence Committee, said yesterday on "Fox News Sunday." He said he has asked FBI Director Louis J. Freeh to detail field officers to U.S. weapons laboratories and is "optimistic" this will be done. "We've got to change the culture of these labs. The atmosphere has to change to include counterintelligence."… According to Newsweek, U.S. officials investigating Chinese espionage believe China, over the past two decades, may have acquired design information about seven U.S. nuclear warheads, including the neutron bomb developed in the early 1970s. They believe China may also have stolen secrets about U.S. efforts to develop a nuclear weapon able to create an electromagnetic pulse "that would short out anything in an enemy nation that uses electricity." The CIA and a team of top nuclear-weapons experts came to these conclusions, Newsweek says, after CIA analysts pored through data gleaned from U.S. espionage against China. The material included years of communications intercepts and revelations from a 1995 defector involved in China's nuclear program. The material -- much of it written in Chinese and never read --had been stored in CIA computers and forgotten about until now. Newsweek said that when the CIA showed the evidence to several nuclear-weapons experts "they practically fainted." The magazine quoted one unnamed U.S. official close to the probe: "The Chinese penetration is total. They are deep, deep into the labs' black programs." …."
Washington Times Pruden 3/19/99 "…But he's a lucky liar. He has persuaded the nation, or the 65 most inattentive percent of it, that nothing he does is worth getting upset about so that when a life-or-death scandal emerges nobody pays any attention to that one, either. The Republican "leadership" is determined to include itself out of any outrage over the China spy scandal -- a scandal that high officials in Bill Clinton's own administration concede could be the deadliest lapse of security since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg delivered the secrets of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union in the opening months of the Cold War. No jokes about thong panties, knee pads and cigars here. The dimensions of the scandal are only now dawning on members of Congress who, in the description of a senior Democratic congressman who naturally doesn't want to be identified, "are so frightened by what they're learning that there won't be any dry underwear left on the Hill." This is all in the Cox Report, the 750 pages of testimony adduced from the hearings into Chinese espionage chaired by Rep. Chris Cox of California. Bits and pieces of the Cox Report are being leaked to the New York Times by the White House, in hopes that the milder dribs and drabs will inoculate a credulous public…. Putting out the Cox Report will certainly infuriate Bill Clinton and his liege men. They know what's in the report and they understand very well that if the public ever looks at what this administration let the Chinese steal while Bill Clinton and Al Gore collected Chinese campaign cash there's sure to be hell to pay…."
Capitol Hill Blue 3/20/99 "… Intelligence anaysts at both the CIA and FBI say privately that the White House has been "repeatedly" warned about the theft of secrets at this nation's national labs, but the Clinton administration has refused to do anything about it until the Los Alamos case surfaced recently. "For the past three years, there has been a strick hands off policy when it came to secrets and China," one CIA analyst said. "And there will continue to be attempts to downplay the significance of this. It shouldn't be downplayed. This is a very serious problem." …"
AFP 3/21/99 "…China reportedly seized two US cruise missiles that failed to detonate in last year's US attacks on suspected terrorist bases in Afghanistan, Newsweek magazine says in its issue appearing Monday. Amid accusations that China has been stealing US nuclear secrets since the 1980s, this fresh allegation is certain to add fuel to the fire as President Bill Clinton defends his policy of rapprochement with China. The cruise missiles were allegedly obtained by China following US air strikes against Afghani sites linked to wanted terrorist Ossama bin Laden in August 1998, the weekly said. …US intelligence agencies are now worried that China may try to copy the weapons' sophisticated guidance and avionics technology, Newsweek said…. Newsweek quoted an unnamed official close to the investigation as saying that "the Chinese penetration" into US nuclear labs "is total." "They are deep, deep into the labs' black programs," he told the weekly. …"
Washington Times 3/25/99 Nancy Roman "…House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said Thursday that a classified congressional report detailing major U.S. lapses in combating Chinese espionage must be released "without a lot of hesitation." The 700-page report, compiled by a special committee chaired by Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican, has put the Clinton administration on the defensive over its China policy and its efforts to protect U.S. high-technology military secrets. "Every country -- friend and foe alike -- is probably spying on us as we speak," the Illinois Republican said in a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Times. "We need to be very careful not to be lax and let our secrets fall into foreign hands." "The Cox report will come out and should come out, and we'll have a debate on the floor about it." Mr. Hastert said one reason for the delay is that the report contains sensitive information intertwined with "the rhetoric explaining it," making it difficult to settle on what parts should not be made public…."
Reuters 3/26/99 "…The Senate Intelligence Committee launched a formal investigation Thursday into allegations that China stole secrets from U.S. nuclear weapons research laboratories and how the case was handled by the U.S. government. "This problem could be more serious, more widespread and potentially more dangerous than most Americans realize,'' said Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Shelby….. In the House of Representatives, a special committee that investigated the transfer of U.S. technology to China and completed its report at the end of last year was given another month to make its findings public. That committee, chaired by California Republican Rep. Christopher Cox, has been negotiating with the White House over which parts of the report can be made public and which should be kept classified. The committee was scheduled to go out of existence at the end of March, but the House has authorized a one-month extension to the end of April. "We continue to negotiate with the White House,'' said Brent Bahler, spokesman for the House panel. As a result of the extension, "we don't have the imminent pressure of next week running out of time,'' he said. ….Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner sent a letter to Energy Secretary Bill Richardson saying required reports had not been submitted to Congress on the status of security at national nuclear weapons facilities. Warner gave Richardson 30 days to produce them…."
Senate Intelligence Committee
Shelby – Alabama
John Chafee - Rhode Island
Richard Lugar – Indiana
Mike Dewine – Ohio
Jon Kyl – Arizona
James Inhofe – Oklahoma
Orrin Hatch – Utah
Pat Roberts – Kansas
Wayne Allard - Colorado
Robery Kerry – Nebraska
Richard Bryan – Nevada
Bob Graham – Florida
John Kerry – Mass
Max Baucus – Montana
Charles Robb – Virginia
Frank Lautenberg - New Jersey
Carl Levi - MI
Representatives of the People’s Republic of China (softwar 3/31/99)
Gen. Shen Rong-Jun COSTIND
Shen Jun Hughes
Luan Zheng-xi MPT
Liu Ji-Yuan China Aerospace
Zou Jia-Hua Vice Premier
Zhu Rong-Ji Vice Premier
Bao Peide 5th Vice Minister
Gen. Ding Henggao COSTIND Commander
Gen. Huai Gumo (Hua Guomo) COSTIND
Lt. Col. Deng Changru Galaxy
Col. Lui Chaoying COSTIND
Gen. Cao Gangchuan COSTIND
Gen. Xie Guang COSTIND
Gen. Shen Chunnian COSTIND
Gen. Ge Hunbiao COSTIND
Gen. Nie Lie Wife of Ding/COSTIND
Wang Shouyun Galaxy
Lt. Col. Xie Zhichao Galaxy
Yu Weihe Galaxy
Sheng Zhigang Galaxy
Wang Zhi Yuan Galaxy
Hua Di Galaxy
Lie Yangjie Galaxy
Guan Yizhang Galaxy
Li Hui Inst. Remote Sensing
Li Ka-Shing Hutcheson Wampoa
Feng Zhi-Jun (Zhijun) PRC Central Cmtt
Chun Hua Yeh COSTIND
Known U.S. Representatives (softwar 3/31/99)
Adlai Stevenson III Galaxy New Tech
Robert Brooks Galaxy New Tech
Dale E. Colling Galaxy New Tech
G. Jackson Tankersley Galaxy New Tech
Larry N. Lehman Galaxy New Tech
Terrence J. Mulvihill Galaxy New Tech
Bryron Trout Galaxy New Tech
Bernard Schwartz Loral
James Adams Loral
Gerard Corbett Loral
Mr. Kim, Ho Yong Loral
Jerald Lindfelt Loral
John Lewis Galaxy New Tech
Michael Armstrong Hughes
Bo Feng RSCO
Sanford Robertson RSCO
Charlie "ya-lin" Trie
PLA Owned Companies (softwar 3/31/99)
China National Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation
China National Electronics Import-Export Corporation
China Satellite Launch Agents
New Era Corporation (Xinshidai)
Yuanwang Group Corp.
Technology Selection Inc. of California
USA Galaxy New Technology
Great Wall Industries
Asia Pacific Mobile Telephone (APMT)
Asia/Hong Kong Satellite ASIASAT
China Orient Satellite Communications (COSAT)
Poly Technologies Group. (Baoli)
U.S. Companies & Affilliates(softwar 3/31/99)
Han Shine International Ltd.
RSA/Security Dynamics Inc.
Robertson Stephens Corp.
Hambrecht & Quist
The Arizona Republic 4/4/99 Jerry Kammer "...The head of the new Chinese Cultural Center wields wide financial influence, has powerful and controversial contacts Elizabeth Mann, Arizona's most important business connection to Beijing, has risen to prominence through mastery of what the Chinese call "guanxi," the cultivation of contacts with powerful people..... Two of Mann's contacts have been linked to major scandals. Another was convicted of bank fraud in Georgia before coming to work for Mann. She herself has been the subject of two criminal investigations. Mann, 46, was known as Ning Yu before she became a U.S. citizen in 1992. She is the top executive in Arizona for COFCO, a corporate giant owned by the Beijing government. It owns the COFCO Chinese Cultural Center on 44th and Van Buren streets in Phoenix.... her circle of financial influence has included: A Chinese vice president's son who became a central figure in the still-swirling allegations that President Clinton sold access to the White House. A former colonel in the People's Liberation Army who was indicted in the United States in 1996 on weapons smuggling charges. A business partner at COFCO's lending arm who came to Arizona after criminal violations at an Atlanta bank led federal authorities to ban him from banking. An officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing who repeatedly violated State Department rules by accepting favors from Mann while he provided visa assistance for her..... Their son, Henry, a senior at Horizon High School, has been nominated to the Naval Academy by U.S. Sen. John McCain and to the Air Force Academy by U.S. Rep. John Shadegg.....Two of the investors Mann brought to Ambanc would become central figures in scandals that strained relations between Washington and Beijing. The first was Wang Jun, the son of Wang Zhen, vice president of China from 1988 until his death in 1993. A New York Times obituary described Wang Zhen as "a general who rose through the Communist ranks to become one of China's most powerful leaders and among the hardest of the hard-liners." In 1996, Wang Jun became a controversial figure after he met with President Clinton at a White House reception for political fund-raisers. Wang's visit caused a furor, not only because of his political pedigree, but because it was arranged by Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, a Little Rock businessman at the center of allegations that the Chinese tried to use campaign contributions to influence U.S. policy. Clinton's critics suggested that Wang had bought access to the White House, and Clinton later acknowledged that the visit had been "clearly inappropriate." Wang is the head of the Chinese International Trust and Investment Corp., or CITIC. It is China's most powerful financial and industrial conglomerate. Mann had no ties to the White House controversy. She had arranged for Ambanc President Jack McDonnell to meet Wang eight years earlier..... CITIC bought into Ambanc partnerships that purchased an office building at the Scottsdale Air Park, the Cedar Meadows Apartments in Peoria, 1,200 acres of undeveloped land in Sun Valley west of Phoenix and 143 acres at Goldfield Ranch east of Fountain Hills. Cedar Meadows has since been sold. CITIC was one of several Chinese corporations that Mann brought into Ambanc investments. Another, property records show, was Polytechnologies, a business arm of the People's Liberation Army. In 1992, a Polytechnologies subsidiary called Dynasty Holdings became Ambanc's limited partner on apartment complexes in Norwalk, Calif., and Seattle. Those investments, according to McDonnell, were guided by Robert Ma, a Dynasty executive and a former Chinese army colonel who was indicted in 1996 on federal charges of smuggling 2,000 AK-47 rifles into California. Ma fled the country before he could be arrested..... there were other prominent Chinese who were drawn to Arizona through Mann's contacts. One was Andong Zhong, son of the finance minister for China's "paramount leader," the late Deng Xiaoping. Andong directed the firm's entry into the Ambanc partnership that owned the Cedar Meadows apartments for several years. Another was Deng Zhifang, a son of Deng Xiaoping. He worked briefly at Ambanc's office on Tatum Boulevard in the early 1990s..... BNU stands for Beijing and the United States, she said. BNU manages the cultural center and Chinese-owned real estate in Phoenix and Las Vegas. It owns three shoe factories in China, and a subsidiary named COFCO Credit provides automobile loans in Arizona and other Western states. Records filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission show that Mann owns 24 percent of COFCO Credit. Mann said there is nothing unusual about a government corporation sharing ownership with its executives. "It's my incentive from COFCO," she said. "I built this company for them, and I think they are very appreciative of what I have done." ..... On the same day they bought undeveloped land near Sky Harbor International Airport, they sold it to a group of investors from the Chinese city of Zhenjiang at a $385,000 profit. But it was another real estate deal that drew the attention of the state grand jury. The transaction began in late 1994, when the Manns established Vista Capital Management to buy the cultural center site on 44th Street, just south of Loop 202. The Manns planned to buy the land for $3.6 million and sell it to BNU for $6 million, records show. But before the deal could close, a Mann subordinate named Jianwei Ding became suspicious and hired attorneys to look into it on behalf of BNU. On Feb. 15, 1996, five days before the double transaction was to close, one of the attorneys reported his suspicion that Elizabeth Mann had devised a "scheme for personal profit" and had "breached her fiduciary duty" to BNU.... Despite the controversies, Mann remains enthusiastic and determined. She has set a course for ambitious COFCO expansion. At the cultural center's grand opening, Mann said the center would be the model for similar developments across the country. She also interpreted for COFCO President Zhou Mingchen, who called for closer Sino-U.S. business and cultural ties. "If these two countries can really join hands together," Zhou said, "it will be a great force that will help the 21st century." ..."
Publications of the Center for Security Policy 3/27/99 Decision Brief No 99 D 39 "…Why are we "in" Serbia? Appalling as it may be, the answer that seems increasingly unavoidable is that Mr. Clinton's decision to intervene over Kosovo was motivated more by his well-established determination to save his own skin than a concern about the fate of the ethnic Albanians who are the target of Milosevic's current round of "ethnic cleansing." It is, in the vernacular, but the latest in example of a Clintonian "wag-the-dog" exercise, of a piece with his earlier highly debatable uses of military power in Afghanistan, Sudan and Iraq to divert attention from domestic travails that appeared to threaten his presidency….In recent days, starting with extemporaneous and ridiculous remarks to a union audience on Tuesday, President Clinton has made much of the humanitarian rationale for his intervention in Kosovo at this juncture…… The problem is that the same could have been said for much of the past six years as the United States and its allies largely ignored the "massacres" and the "tens of thousands of refugees" and the additional "victims crying out for revenge" first in Bosnia and more recently in Kosovo……It appears that the real reason why, after six years of effective indifference to Milosevic's predations, Mr. Clinton suddenly chose to "kiss the tar baby" of Balkan conflict -- implicating the United States in a war that has the potential to become every bit as intractable and more dangerous than Vietnam -- was the emergence of a genuinely mortal threat to his tenure in office: The unfolding scandal involving Communist China…In the days leading up to the initiation of hostilities with Serbia, it had become increasingly apparent that the usual Administration damage control techniques (official denials, misleading statements, obstruction of inquiries, attacks on the accusers, etc.) were not working in the face of cascading revelations that the Clinton team had abysmally failed to address penetration of America's nuclear weapons laboratories…[many examples]..The Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IN) this week indicated that he expects that a declassified version of the unanimous, bipartisan report issued by the select House committee chaired by Rep. Chris Cox (R-CA) would be available within the next three weeks, with or without the Clinton team's concurrence. The Administration -- in one of its most blatant acts of politicizing the intelligence process -- has already delayed the release of this damning report by three months through a seemingly endless fight over the sensitivity from a "sources and methods" perspective of information contained therein…… The tragedy is that, with its latest wag-the-dog gambit, the Clinton Administration may have subjected the Nation to the worst of both worlds: On the one hand, it is now embroiled in an expensive, dangerous and, given the multilaterally imposed rules of engagement that protect Slobodan Milosevic, ultimately unwinnable war in the Balkans. On the other hand, it will inevitably be confronted with mounting evidence that the Clinton Administration has done incalculable harm to the national security in its dealings with Communist China. An urgent course correction on both fronts -- i.e., by making Milosevic, and not the Serbian people, the target of our military campaign (the object of a legislative initiative offered this week by Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms and by conducting a rigorous, no-holds-barred review of the Administration's policies, practices and personnel involving relations with China -- is required if there is to be any hope for minimizing the damage that is now occurring, and that which will otherwise be inflicted in the future…."
Insight 4/19/99 Timothy Maier "…But Clinton and Gore have much explaining to do. Both knew about the Los Alamos espionage in 1995, yet they continued to entertain Chinese generals by allowing them to tour nuclear facilities and gladly received financial donations from Beijing and its friends. A year after the theft of nuclear secrets was discovered, instead of exposing the spies, Clinton made it easier for Beijing agents. He transferred licensing requirements from the State to the sales-oriented Commerce Department. This accelerated the pace at which Beijing obtained dual-use technology to build nuclear weapons and missiles.. . Next came the most significant damage to U.S. security since the days of the Rosenbergs. Dr. Wah Lim, then a Loral Space and Communications scientist, headed a team of scientists studying Beijing's rocket failures when he called his assistant to fax to China a sensitive accident-analysis report that intelligence agents say greatly enhanced the accuracy of Beijing's missiles. Lim's attorney calls it a "technical violation." But Lim, now with Hughes Electronics, is the target of a U.S. Justice probe…."I've heard from people who have seen the Cox report," says Henry Sokolski, a former Pentagon nonproliferation official who now heads the Washington-based Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, "and the damage goes far beyond the W-88 issue. It's pretty bad." Some have jumped the gun by claiming this espionage is comparable to the Rosenberg case, but it is not yet at that level, Sokolski says. "The Rosenbergs helped confirm our worst fears and validated the hard line towards Russia. The jury is still out as to whether this is as important as the Rosenbergs because we haven't seen any change in policy toward China. Not yet."….."For the longest time U.S. analysts on China have emphasized how small China's nuclear forces have been and how they have remained that way," says Sokolski. "The significance of this latest incident shows that it is much more sophisticated and significantly larger.". Indeed, the whole South China Sea region, including the Republic of China on Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Japan, is at risk of nuclear bullying or even attack. Many of these countries have been in a serious dispute with China concerning the Spratley Islands, believed to be rich in oil reserves. A 27-page Pentagon report obtained by Insight anticipates an attack by China against Taiwan in 2005. The report, requested by Sen. Frank H. Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, describes the current relationship between China and Taiwan as "calm" in the wake of Beijing's test launch of missiles in March 1996 but projects a very serious situation within six years….."
Army Times 3/29/99 Sean Naylor "…Following strong Army resistance to the idea, the Defense Department has decided to turn down a Chinese request for "unprecedented" access to the service's premier training facility, the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. The Chinese made the request last October during negotiations over Sino-U.S. military-to-military exchanges planned for 1999. A Feb. 3 Pentagon list of proposed exchanges included a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) visit to the National Training Center (NTC) in June to observe training by units from the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) and the 82nd Airborne Division. But the Army and some congressional Republicans objected strongly to the proposal, and despite some Army officers' fears that the trip would be forced on the Army, the Pentagon announced March 17 that it was no longer under consideration…. However, it reluctantly decided to offer them what a senior Army official called "the normal VIP tour. You drink coffee and eat bagels and watch (the battle) from the mountaintop." The Chinese, though, had wanted a lot more, according to several Army sources and e-mail communication between Army officials, a copy of which was obtained by Army Times. "The Chinese wanted to go and live on the desert floor with the OPFOR and with the BLUFOR ... actually live with them and watch them," said a senior Army official. "Our attitude is, 'No, you're not going to do that.' " …The Army believed that the Chinese had "an ulterior motive" in requesting such broad access to the NTC, according to the senior Army official. That motive was a desire to gain insights into U.S. Army tactics, techniques and procedures, he said….. Prueher, who retired in February, has drawn harsh Republican criticism for supporting a policy of engagement with the Chinese. "Prueher is a more aggressive appeaser (of China) than the administration," said one staffer…. Republicans expressed outrage that the Pentagon had even considered giving the Chinese broader access to the NTC than has ever been given the United States' closest allies. "Why are we taking them to places where they can see how we do it right?" said Santoli. "This makes absolutely no sense. "We are especially disappointed in these generals and admirals who are so acquiescent that they would risk putting their own young men's and women's lives in danger in order to appease the Chinese communists." "This is the same kind of crap that happened in Vietnam, when the joint chiefs rolled over for the nonsensical policies of Robert McNamara," said Santoli, who has written several books on the Vietnam War, in which he received three Purple Hearts while fighting in the 25th Infantry Division…. "
Creators Syndicate 3/2/99 Linda Bowles "…This is to say, we can now put behind us the certainty of Bill Clinton's "high crimes and misdemeanors" and move on to deal with the possibility of "treason and bribery." Alas, while we were otherwise engaged, something scary and dangerous has been going on in this White House -- something which transcends routine political skullduggery and machinations…. In an appearance on CNN television, Sen. Fred Thompson, chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee, noted that while Energy department officials have a statutory duty to communicate such matters to Congress, they did not. In explaining why not, Thompson said there were "specific orders not to communicate with Congress." …. Why did this administration obfuscate, stonewall, and cover up this devastating breach of national security? Let's set the stage. The 1996 election campaign was in full swing. Despite warnings from the FBI that the Chinese were planning to buy influence in the elections, "For Sale" signs had been hung up on the White House, and various Chinese hustlers, gun runners and communist officials were rubbing shoulders with the president of the United States. Millions of dollars from various Asian sources were being funneled to Democrats. Some of the money came directly from the Chinese People's Liberation Army…. The same year, hundreds of Chinese "visitors" without security clearances toured Los Alamos, some of them, no doubt, on their way to White House receptions. Background checks for visitors at Los Alamos were not required until early in 1999, a full 17 months after a recommendation by the FBI. In 1996, against the advice of then Secretary of State Warren Christopher and experts in the Defense Department, Bill Clinton lifted a long-standing policy of severe restrictions on the export of American satellites to China for launch on Chinese rockets. He moved control over such decisions from the security-oriented State Department to the let's-make-a-deal Commerce Department run by the late Ron Brown….. But when the dust cleared, the Democrats got money from satellite companies and from Chinese communists; China got supercomputors, advanced production equipment and missile technology; Loral got its satellites launched at bargain basement prices; and the American people got shafted. The theft from Los Alamos gave the Chinese the capability to produce highly sophisticated nuclear bombs. And on Clinton's watch, the transfer of sensitive missile technology gave them the capability of depositing the bombs on American cities…."
Investors Business Daily 3/30/99 "… It's almost too fantastic to believe. But evidence has surfaced that the administration may have turned a blind eye toward Red Chinese espionage - if not actually abetted it. The lethal drama unfolding in Kosovo has helped keep the charges that Red China stole nuclear secrets out of the spotlight. But some journalists - in particular Jeff Gerth and James Risen of The New York Times - have made some very disturbing discoveries. Not only did the Clinton administration take its sweet time in investigating the alleged theft after learning of it, there's reason to believe that the Justice Department failed to follow its usual procedures in overseeing the FBI probe of the matter. The result? The Chinese have a vastly improved missile force and no one has been held accountable….. As part of the probe, the bureau requested a wiretap on Lee. Justice denied it, arguing it did not have sufficient grounds to take to a federal court to get the tap approved. But a look at the Justice Department's record on wiretaps calls that argument into serious question. From 1993 to 1997, federal officials requested 2,686 wiretaps. For all its concern for probable cause and legal standards, the Justice Department turned down one request in those four years - Lee's in 1996. The Clinton administration's defense that it had few grounds to wiretap Lee might carry weight if most of the wiretaps Justice OK'd resulted in incriminating evidence. That would suggest Justice was setting and meeting high standards for wiretaps.
But again the record suggests Justice is talking through its hat. In 1997, 21.4% of federal wiretaps produced incriminating information. Indeed, through the first four years of Clinton's term, only one in five wiretaps revealed shady actions. Yet in the case of Lee and alleged Chinese espionage, the department seems to think that it needed cold proof of illegal activity before approving a wiretap. Several conclusions can be drawn from this case, each one more and more incredible. One is that key officials in the Clinton administration are incredibly naive. Another is that they are criminally incompetent. Both answers are plausible, given this administration. But it's not too big a leap to ask if some officials were more than naive or incompetent. Were they intentionally ignorant? Did the push for campaign cash in 1996 - some of it coming from Chinese sources - take precedence over national security? An even more disturbing speculation is that someone in the administration was actively working for the Red Chinese. Sure, it sounds like a Tom Clancy novel. But why did Justice deny the wiretap request? Why did the Energy Department promote Lee to a spot where he could learn more secrets? How did a Chinese national get hired for such a sensitive job? The administration has its hands full now with Kosovo. But it must not be allowed to duck these questions on Red China's espionage…."
Fox News 3/30/99 Freeper mosticks "…Breaking:Fox Alert: Carl Cammeron: Says sources at FBI and Dept. of Energy tell Fox that more than 20 investigations have taken place SINCE 1996 into China thefts at US labs. Says China has 7 of our top weapons in production, including EMP and Neutron bombs…"
CBN News 3/30/99 David Snyder Freeper hope "…While two Serbian television networks broadcast the movie "Wag The Dog" during the first night of the NATO air bombardment of Yugoslavia, attention in America has been conveniently diverted from the utter treachery involved in the Chinese spy scandal. And the defendants in the case continue to make the most ridiculous claims of innocence, based on anything but the facts…."
Judicial Watch Press Release 3/30/99 "…As Americans watch in horror as Clinton’s war in Kosovo rages out of control, Judicial Watch today called attention to another crisis the fact that Bill Clinton continues to offer Red China the best in American technology, thanks in part to campaign contributions from Chinese agents to his political machine in the 1992 and 1996 election campaigns. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley now is leading another taxpayer-financed trade mission in China, with companies (and political donors) that could give China even more in the way of sensitive technology to aid their nuclear and military capabilities….."Kosovo is bad enough, but the Clinton-China crisis deserves attention. We know that Clinton made himself and government services available in exchange for campaign cash from Communist China. We have evidence that he allowed technology to be sent to China for that cash as well, all the while pretending not to notice that Chinese spies were running amok throughout his government," stated Judicial Watch Chairman Larry Klayman. …."
Washington Times 3/29/99 "…. Last year, when Congress finally grasped the severity of China's nuclear espionage during a House select committee's investigation of China's acquisition of sensitive U.S. military technology, the White House told the Cox Committee, which was chaired by Rep. Chris Cox, that Mr. Clinton was first briefed in 1998. In recent weeks, as the New York Times was investigating the espionage scandal, the White House told reporters that National Security Adviser Sandy Berger initially briefed Mr. Clinton in July 1997. During his recent press conference, the president claimed that he first learned in 1997 that China had stolen nuclear secrets……. For several reasons, the convenient explanation of refreshed recollections makes little sense. First, the July 1997 briefing would have occurred as the administration was preparing for the Sino-American summit that took place in October, when Chinese President Jiang Zemin visited Washington. Secondly, the July 1997 briefing would have occurred during the same month that Sen. Fred Thompson, chairman of the committee investigating campaign-finance abuses, made the blockbuster charge - later confirmed in spades - that China had made illegal campaign contributions during the 1996 election in an attempt to influence the American electoral process. Under either of these extraordinary circumstances, it simply is not believable that the White House would have forgotten about a briefing involving nuclear espionage. Third, the White House now acknowledges that not only did Mr. Berger brief the president in July 1997, but the national security adviser kept the president updated over the next several months, as the summit was approaching…. Such a questionable chronology - the briefing of Congress before the briefing of the president -would not be true, however, if the president actually learned of the Chinese espionage before July 1997, the date both Mr. Berger and the president have now embraced. In fact, it appears the president learned of the espionage long before he is even now willing to acknowledge. Indeed, Mr. Berger himself has admitted briefing the president in April 1996. In a March 14 appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," ….. NBC's Tim Russert asked him, "Did you brief the president?" Mr. Berger replied, "I did brief the president. At that point," in April 1996, "it was a very preliminary matter." Thus, Mr. Berger admitted to Mr. Russert that the president was "brief ed " 15 months before he and the president now acknowledge….. During Mr. Berger's subsequent briefing from Mr. Trulock in July 1997 - the one he recalled this year after refreshing his recollection - Mr. Trulock told him there was evidence that the Chinese were currently pursuing several espionage operations inside the U.S. weapons labs….. In spite of these revelations, at his Friday press conference Mr. Clinton nonetheless maintained, "To the best of my knowledge, no one has said anything to me about any espionage, which occurred by the Chinese against the labs, during my presidency." In the context of what is known, there are three possible explanations. Either Mr. Berger unconscionably failed to tell the president what he was told on several occasions by Mr. Trulock and others, a lapse that is inconceivable for even a world-class bungler like Mr. Berger. Or Mr. Clinton is playing rhetorical games by adding to his statement the typically Clintonesque qualifier, "to the best of my knowledge." Or the president is not telling the truth about what he knew and when he knew it. Why the president would not want to admit the truth about what he knew and when he knew it is clear. The consequences of such admissions are startling. Knowing that China had stolen some of the nation's most sensitive nuclear secrets, including the designs for miniaturizing powerful nuclear warheads, the president continued to aggressively pursue his policy of authorizing the transfer of advanced rocket-launch technology. This included Mr. Clinton's February 1998 authorization to transfer to China missile-guidance-and-control technology that will permit China to deploy multiple numbers of its miniature warheads on ballistic missiles aimed at U.S. targets. Until the New York Times began investigating, is there any wonder why the White House ever so conveniently forgot when Mr. Clinton was first briefed? …"
From Freeper IndiCrusade (Los Alamos employee) 3/31/99 "…Observing breaking developments today, combined with my own little hunt regarding possible espionage at Los Alamos, and coming up with questions the pending Cox or Senate committees may not have had an opportunity to investigate ... yet: You should be able to verify what I'm looking at here, by going to http://www.lanl.gov, and examining the current organization structure and management personnel at Los Alamos. Reported on another thread today that the alleged ChiCom spy here was not allowed to be wiretapped. Odd, to say the least, if true. Well,the current leader of his former group is designated as "acting" capacity, as is the deputy group leader (look under X-division, Applied Theoretical Computational Physics). In fact there are several "acting" group leaders and deputies indicated for this division. Odd, don't you all think? Especially at this time and in hindsight? Haven't seen this come out yet, and I would like congressional investigators to try pulling this string at some point. Sorry that I don't happen to be acquainted with any of these people. You also need to understand that this laboratory has been substantially reorganized since Clinton came into office, and the mission statement has clearly de-emphasized national defense to something like "stockpile stewardship". Some of that is just due to end of the Cold War, but I think significant that there has beena changing of the guard here in recent years…."
CNS/Softwar 4/1/99 Bruce Sullivan Charles Smith "...The Department of Justice approved 748 applications for electronic surveillance or physical searches in 1997. It denied only one. The FBI's request to wiretap Wen Ho Lee, a computer scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, who has since been fired amid suspicions of espionage at the laboratory. The wiretap was denied despite Attorney General Janet Reno's admission that there was "probable cause to believe the target to be an agent of a foreign power," according to Justice Department documents.
"In one case, although satisfied as to the probable cause to believe the target to be an agent of a foreign power, the court declined to approve ther application," wrote Reno in a letter to L. Ralph Mecham, Director, Administrative Office of the United States Courts dated April 29, 1998. When Lee was given a sensitive new job at the Los Alamos facility, which conducts top-secret nuclear research, the FBI suspected him of espionage and only approved his assignment, with the stipulation that they would seek a wiretap authorization from the Department of Justice. The DoJ denied the request on the grounds that the evidence against Lee was too old. The government has filed a motion to withdraw the case as it has become moot," said Reno in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by CNS...."
FoxNews 4/1/99 Freeper Brian Mosely reports "...According to Carl Cameron, 4 of our scientists told FBI counterinteligence agents during a debriefing that they were approached by "Chinese scientists" for top secret data while they were overseas. FBI have IDed the Chinese as inteligence agents. He called this the strongest evidence yet of spying...."
Timothy W. Maier 4/1/99 "...The political blame game has begun. The Los Alamos espionage caper in New Mexico concerning a Taiwan-born scientist accused of providing Beijing with classified design secrets about W-88 nuclear warheads has erupted amid plenty of ducking, covering and finger pointing. .... Clinton Cabinet officials from Energy Secretary Bill Richardson to National Security Adviser Sandy Berger claimed a breakdown in communications prevented them from responding adequately to the charges. Clinton denied allegations in a New York Times story accusing him of dragging his feet on the probe in return for campaign dollars..... But Clinton and Gore have much explaining to do. Both knew about the Los Alamos espionage in 1995, yet they continued to entertain Chinese generals by allowing them to tour nuclear facilities and gladly received financial donations from Beijing and its friends. A year after the theft of nuclear secrets was discovered, instead of exposing the spies, Clinton made it easier for Beijing agents. He transferred licensing requirements from the State to the sales-oriented Commerce Department. This accelerated the pace at which Beijing obtained dual-use technology to build nuclear weapons and missiles.... Next came the most significant damage to U.S. security since the days of the Rosenbergs. Dr. Wah Lim, then a Loral Space and Communications scientist, headed a team of scientists studying Beijing's rocket failures when he called his assistant to fax to China a sensitive accident-analysis report that intelligence agents say greatly enhanced the accuracy of Beijing's missiles. Lim's attorney calls it a "technical violation." But Lim, now with Hughes Electronics, is the target of a U.S. Justice probe..."I've heard from people who have seen the Cox report," says Henry Sokolski, a former Pentagon nonproliferation official who now heads the Washington-based Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, "and the damage goes far beyond the W-88 issue. It's pretty bad." Some have jumped the gun by claiming this espionage is comparable to the Rosenberg case, but it is not yet at that level, Sokolski says. "The Rosenbergs helped confirm our worst fears and validated the hard line towards Russia. The jury is still out as to whether this is as important as the Rosenbergs because we haven't seen any change in policy toward China. Not yet."....A 27-page Pentagon report obtained by Insight anticipates an attack by China against Taiwan in 2005. The report, requested by Sen. Frank H. Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, describes the current relationship between China and Taiwan as "calm" in the wake of Beijing's test launch of missiles in March 1996 but projects a very serious situation within six years....By 2005, according to the intelligence projection, Beijing will be in a position to "implement naval blockade; establish air superiority; conduct an amphibious invasion of Taiwan; and gain information dominance." While the free Chinese have made "improvements to Taiwan's missile and air-defense systems," the report warns, "by 2005, the PLA will possess the capability to attack Taiwan with air and missile strikes which would degrade key military facilities and damage the island's economic infrastructure. China will continue to give priority to long-range precision-strike programs."...."
NY Post Dick Morris 4/3/99 "...From the first days of the Clinton administration, our policy toward China was flawed. Taking office in the aftermath of the Cold War, President Clinton saw a world of customers without any rivals. Facing re-election, he realized that tapping into the Chinese market could bring big campaign contributions from U.S. companies willing to pay the toll. Contributions to the Democratic National Committee became the EZ-Pass to the global superhighway of commerce....It is increasingly clear that the need to prevent political embarrassment over the security flaws in our dealings with China stymied efforts to plug the leak in the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory. Rather than crack down on Chinese spying when the FBI reported it, Energy Secretary Federico Pena turned a blind eye and even let the likely spy stay on the job. Pena, who had lost his job as transportation secretary over his defense of the airline responsible for the worst U.S. crash of recent times, was as compliant in coping with China as he was with Valujet. ..... In a scene reminiscent of the movie ''Bridge On the River Kwai,'' U.S. scientists helpfully coached the Chinese on how to launch satellites successfully without asking the State Department if their advice constituted a breach of national security. ....We create threats where there are none and we impute power to our adversaries they only wish they had. In this atmosphere, the China issue could assume a centrality to our political dialogue that could hurt Clinton ... and Gore. Yes, Gore. After all, the vice president was the administration's point man on technology and its negotiator with the Russians over nuclear-transfer issues..."
4/4/99 Marvin Lee "...Chinese spy John Huang will be deposed next week by Judicial Watch. The April 13 deposition marks the first time Huang has been deposed by Judicial Watch since it discovered him the Commerce Department with access to classified material and CIA briefings and the Chinagate scandal started unfolding. Today we know so much more about the ties between the People's Liberation Army and the Clinton Administration. The Clinton Administration, as party to the lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch for selling foreign trade mission slots for campaign contributions, is expected to attend the deposition and may attempt to block questioning of Huang. The Clinton Justice Department has shown curious little interest in deposing Huang for its own Chinagate investigation...."
The New Australian 4/5-11/99 Peter Zhang "...It has finally sunk into some Chinese heads that Clinton is not quite the man they had taken him for. That he was corrupt, lacked any kind of moral scruples and thought only of his own survival was made abundantly clear by his willingness to jeopardise his country's security by selling high tech to the Chinese military. All of which proved to the powers in Beijing that Clinton was completely disconnected from any moral moorings. Whatever their faults, PLA generals would never sell out their country. But then no patriot ever would and that is why they found Clinton such a pleasant surprise. However, the Balkan's mess has literally unnerved some of those who thought they had Clinton's measure...."
The New Australian 4/5-11/99 Peter Zhang "…Whatever their faults, PLA generals would never sell out their country. But then no patriot ever would and that is why they found Clinton such a pleasant surprise. However, the Balkan's mess has literally unnerved some of those who thought they had Clinton's measure. It never occurred to these people that because Clinton was disconnected from his county's traditions and history he was also completely disconnected from reality. His attack on Serbia, regardless of whether there is a moral foundation for it, has left them floundering. Clinton has virtually committed his country to war, not to mention the rest of NATO without any plan or conceivable notion of what to do if the Serbs refuse to comply with NATO demands, meaning White House demands. Beijing does not give a fig leaf about Serbia but it deeply cares about the consequences for Tibet and other separatist regions. After all, what is good for one is good for all. Not that they expect Clinton to bomb them. It is the totally reckless way in which he went about the military action, giving no thought to the political or military consequences. That even if he succeeds in forcing Serbia to give up Kosovo this could set in motion violent demands by other groups stretching from the Balkans, down to Turkey and right into China itself. Many in Beijing make no secret of their belief that the action against Serbia was solely motivated by a desire to get the Broaddrick and especially the Chines espionage scandals of the front-pages of the American papers. In this Clinton has succeeded. But if he so willing to sacrifice the lives of American servicemen merely to evade the consequences of his own scandalous ‹ if not treasonable ‹ behaviour, then how far is he prepared to go in other matters? Clinton's behaviour is not considered ruthless here but just highly dangerous, the product of a mind thoroughly detached from political and military reality. In other words, he is considered mentally unstable…… Whether it is true or not I cannot determine, but it is rumoured that China is providing intelligence to Belgrade and information on American weapons systems, including stealth bombers and anti-ground to air missile devices. Some of this information, in the form of applied technology, was bought from American companies in return for donations to Clinton's election campaigns and involved highly sensitive satellite and missile technology. This might help explain any success the Serbs might have in bringing down any B 2s.* That China has achieved some remarkable intelligence coups in America is now too well documented to be repeated here.** …."
Ohmlaw98 4/6/99 Smith reported that in late 1994, "Bernard Schwartz requested that the Clinton Administration set up a meeting between himself and Shen Rong-Jun, vice minister of COSTIND." Schwartz cut a deal with COSTIND involving "the use of computer-generated secret codes to control satellites in space," thereby transferring key encryption technologies to China. This technology is so sensitive that Bill Clinton refused to sign a waiver to allow the export of a satellite to Australia because it contained an encryption control chip - yet he had no similar scruples about providing this key technology to Red China.
New York Times 4/8/99 Jeff Gerth James Risen "…China first built and tested a neutron warhead in the 1980s, using what American officials have said publicly was secret data stolen from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, one of America's key nuclear weapons laboratories. But the design did not work properly. American officials say that China's 1988 test of the neutron bomb, which kills people with enhanced radiation while leaving buildings intact, was not successful. [Early 1996], the spy was suggesting, Chinese agents had solved the problem by coming back to the United States in 1995 to steal more secrets. The spy even provided details of how the information was transferred from the United States to China, officials said. The report prompted a federal criminal investigation, but American officials say they have found no evidence that China has produced an improved neutron bomb. Sandy Berger, who is now the National Security Adviser, was first told of a possible new theft of neutron bomb data in 1996, according to officials who took part in the meeting or read the highly classified materials used to prepare for it. The briefing, these officials said, came weeks after the FBI gave the Energy Department a report about the spy's information. David Leavy, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said that Berger and another NSC official who attended the 1996 briefing do not believe the neutron bomb issue was mentioned. Leavy said that Berger did not learn of the suspicions until a more detailed briefing in July 1997…. According to the officials, the April 1996 briefing of Berger included evidence of the theft of the W-88 design, the need to increase security at the weapons laboratories and the report about the loss of neutron bomb data. The White House said Berger did not tell the President or take any further action until more than a year later, in July 1997, when he received a more detailed briefing about the W-88 theft, the neutron bomb and the ongoing Chinese espionage. Soon after, Leavy said, Berger told the President about the security weaknesses at the laboratories and China's spying. Asked whether he mentioned the neutron bomb case, Leavy would reply only that "he did not detail each and every allegation." ….."
New York Times 4/8/99 Jeff Gerth James Risen "…The April 1996 briefing came at a critical moment in U.S.-China relations. The Clinton administration's continuing effort to expand commercial and diplomatic ties with China had been upset by Beijing's test in March of missiles off the coast of Taiwan. Berger has said the April 1996 briefing was not sufficiently detailed to prompt action. Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" last month, he said the information he was told three years ago was "very general and very preliminary." In addition, he said, "we did not have a suspect" in the theft of the W-88 technology. But other officials offered a different account of Berger's briefing. The White House said it believes the briefing occurred on April 13, 1996, but was not sure of the exact date and has no records of what was said that day. The officials said the briefing was more detailed than Berger has described and was the culmination of a five-month inter-agency study of the W-88 theft and related issues. "It was a pretty specific briefing," one American official who was present said. Charles Curtis, the deputy secretary of Energy, led the Energy Department's delegation at the White House briefing. The main briefer was Notra Trulock, then the Energy Department's chief of intelligence. Trulock's briefing, officials said, specifically covered the theft of the W-88 technology and concluded that China had likely obtained data about the miniaturized warhead, officials said. The officials said Berger was also told that investigators had identified a prime suspect in the theft and would shortly turn their information over to the FBI for a formal criminal inquiry. Berger and Curtis agreed that the Congressional intelligence committees would be briefed on the W-88 matter following the referal to the FBI (Congress was informed that summer.) According to the officials, the 1996 White House briefing also discussed how the stolen technology could fit into Beijing's nuclear strategy. Trulock suggested that China could use the W-88 technology as part of a plan to rely on the mobility of truck-launched missiles with small warheads to better survive nuclear attacks, officials said. At the end of the April briefing, officials said, Trulock said there was new information that China may recently have stolen neutron bomb data. He was referring to the spy's report, which had been received by the Energy Department from the FBI on March 27, 1996, the officials said. The neutron bomb intelligence was "hot off the press," and it was included to warn the White House of the possibility of continuing Chinese espionage, one official said. Curtis told Trulock at the meeting to follow up the neutron bomb information with a broader inquiry into Chinese espionage efforts at the weapons labs, one official said.
The Energy Department completed an analysis of the neutron bomb case in July 1996, and it unearthed some intriguing connections. The study, officials said, raised the possibility that the chief suspect in the W-88, a computer scientist in Los Alamos, had also been involved in the transfer to China of neutron bomb secrets…."
New York Times 4/8/99 Jeff Gerth James Risen "…In July 1997 Trulock returned to the White House to present his wider findings to Berger, who had become Clinton's National Security Adviser. Berger, in turn, now says that that briefing prompted him to inform Clinton about China's nuclear espionage and concerns about lab security. But late last year, in a sworn reply to the select House committee chaired by Christopher Cox, a Republican from California, Berger said the President was not told about the espionage until 1998. Asked to explain the discrepancy, Leavy said "after the Cox Committee process we've remembered more." Clinton says he is unaware of any Chinese espionage taking place during his administration. ….Leavy declined to say whether Clinton has been briefed on the intelligence about the possible theft of neutron bomb data during his Presidency…."
4/7/99 Drudge "…America's National Security Adviser Jeff Gerth reports that in early 1996 the United States received shocking information from one of its Chinese spies: Chinese officials boasted that they had just stolen American secrets and used them to improve their flawed neutron bomb. The NEW YORK TIMES on Thursday, seesawing between Kosovo horror and China theft, fronts the Gerth above the fold in a page one exclusive. According to publishing sources the story runs thousands of words. The U.S. spy in China provided details of how the stolen neutron bomb information was transferred, the briefing a federal criminal investigation. "The disclosure of the report about the neutron bomb is significant for several reasons," writes Gerth. "Until now, Clinton administration officials have portrayed reports of China's nuclear spying as an old story." …."
Reuters 4/07/99 Tabassum Zakaria "…U.S. nuclear weapons research laboratories suspended work using computers holding highly-classified material as they sought to improve security amid allegations China stole secrets, the Energy Department said Wednesday. China has steadfastly denied the spying charges which have clouded Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's visit here this week. ``Our objective is to send a very strong signal that computer security is our top priority,'' Energy Secretary Bill Richardson said. ``We also want to increase the importance of security issues with our employees and provide increased protections for classified and sensitive information.''…. ``The objective is to strengthen the barriers between classified and unclassified computer operations by making it impossible to transfer information from the classified to the unclassified side within a work area,'' he said. Richardson said the suspension of computer work would continue until security measures had been implemented satisfactorily by the three labs. ``It could be three days, seven days or whatever time it takes,'' he added…."
Washington Times 4/7/99 Bill Gertz "…The U.S. government approved $15 billion worth of strategic exports to China since 1988, including equipment used in nuclear weapons production, cruise missiles, aircraft radar and other military goods. In a report set for release today, the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control said China was allowed to purchase strategic goods with both military and civilian applications because of lax Commerce Department export controls. "Some of this dual-use equipment was licensed directly to leading Chinese nuclear, missile and military sites -- the main vertebrae of China's strategic backbone," the report states. "Several of the Chinese buyers later supplied nuclear, missile and military equipment to Iran and Pakistan." The report, "U.S. Exports to China, 1988-1998: Fueling Proliferation," concludes that the damage to U.S. national security from these legal sales was greater than China's nuclear espionage in the late 1980s from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Chinese spies are believed to have obtained design information on the W-88 nuclear warhead and other details of the neutron bomb, which kills with radiation. "As important as these strategic losses are, they are still small when compared to the nuclear, missile, and military technology that China has bought with America's blessing," the report says. Gary Milhollin, director of the Wisconsin Project, said the impact of 10 years' of high technology exports to China was more damaging than the people who approved the export licenses one by one had estimated…"
Washington Times 4/7/99 Bill Gertz Among the sales listed in the report that were approved by the Commerce Department are: * American computer and imaging equipment used for uranium prospecting, which was sold to the China National Nuclear Corp. U.S. intelligence has linked the company to nuclear arms development in Iran. * Gear used by China Precision Machinery Import-Export Corp. to develop C-802 and C-801 cruise missiles, which were exported in large numbers to Iran. * Equipment sold to the China National Electronics Import-Export Corp., which was used to develop powerful anti-aircraft radar. * American computer equipment sold to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which helped Beijing develop a fusion nuclear reactor, later re-exported to Iran and believed to be used in developing nuclear weapons…."
Washington Times 4/7/99 Bill Gertz "…According to the report, China spent more than half of the $15 billion in U.S. high-technology equipment on computers, and most sales occurred in 1993 after President Clinton loosened export rules on the computers. Other weapons-related sales that were allowed by the U.S. government included semiconductor manufacturing equipment, high-speed oscilloscopes (used in nuclear weapons tests), precision machine tools (used in weapons and long-range missiles), and vibration testing gear (for nuclear weapons and missiles)…."
Statement of John C. Browne Director Los Alamos National Laboratory Testimony to the House Select Committee on US National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People’s Republic of China 10/14/98 Freeper ohmlaw98 "…There are some risks for this program. First, we are always concerned for the personal safety and security of our people during the visits to the PRC. Second, we presume that there is a strong potential for targeting our people for gathering intelligence information. Lastly, there is always some risk of inadvertent information disclosure although we take significant precautions to prevent this occurrence…"
www.scmp.com 4/7/99 Reuters Freeper Thanatos "…A Republican congressman who investigated China's acquisition of US technology urged President Bill Clinton to raise allegations of spying by Beijing in talks on Thursday with Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji. Representative Christopher Cox said it was ''appropriate to raise several of these issues.'' ''The weapons threats that have occurred do not pose a threat merely because [China] may now deploy these weapons, but also because according to the CIA, [China] is the number one proliferator of weapons of mass destruction technology in the world,'' Mr C ox said …"www.scmp.com 4/7/99 WILLY WO-LAP LAM in Los Angeles "…Premier Zhu Rongji is to play the "European card" to try to persuade his American hosts to accept Beijing's concessions in its bid for World Trade Organisation (WTO) membership. The first mainland head of government to visit the United States in 15 years will also try to get President Bill Clinton to resume the transfer of high technology to China. Trade and technological co-operation seem the only possible breakthroughs in the Premier's visit. The chances of both sides agreeing on the terms for Beijing's WTO accession are considered low by both Chinese and American officials…."
Presidential Determinations Timeline 4/15/99 all read the same as No. 1 except for dates, amounts and locations which are shown.) Freeper Sakida
1.April 21, 1995 (Determination #95-18): " Pursuant to Section 2(b)(2)(D) of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, as amended, I determine that it is in the national interest for the Export-Import Bank of the United States to extend a loan in the amount of approximately
$278,120,000 to the People's Republic of China in connection with the purchase of U.S. equipment and services for the construction of a power plant in Dandong, Liaoning Province".
2.April 21, 1995 (Determination #95-19):$237,253,000 (for the expansion of a power plant in Dalian, Liaonng Province).
3.June 26, 1996 (Determination #96-35): $260,000,000 (for the Nantong II coal-fired power plant in Jiangsu Province).
4.June 29, 1996 (Determination #96-37): $120,000,000 (for non-nculear island balance...&Westinghouse engineering services to the nuclear island for two units of the Qinshan II nuclear power plant).
5.November 11, 1996 (Determination #97-2):$383,000,000 (for the Qinshan III nuclear power plant in Zhejiang Province).
6.September 30, 1997 (Determination #97-36):$60,000,000 (to finance the export of goods & services for the construction of Shanghai Metro Phase II).
Washington Times 4/15/99 Bill Gertz "...China is continuing secret transfers of missile and weapons technology to the Middle East and South Asia despite promises to curb such transfers, according to a Pentagon intelligence report. A separate intelligence report found that China has provided North Korea with special steel used in building missile frames, according to Clinton administration officials. "Some steel must have been transferred," said a State Department official. General details about the transfer were presented to the Chinese government in November in a diplomatic protest note. Chinese officials responded by saying their investigation had failed to pinpoint the transfer, a U.S. official said..... "
Washington Times 4/15/99 Bill Gertz "...The classified Pentagon report, produced last month, concludes that "the Chinese are proliferating on a consistent basis without technically breaking agreements with the United States," said a U.S. official familiar with the report. .. One Pentagon official said the Clinton administration has continued to liberalize technology exports to China even after it learned of Beijing's theft of nuclear warhead technology in the early 1990s. "They have not imposed any kind of sanctions, and proliferation [by China] has continued in an array of areas," said the official. "Those transfers are occurring continuously." U.S. intelligence officials said an April 2 intelligence report reveals that China has "revived" negotiations with Iran regarding construction of a graphite production facility. The talks are between the China Non-Metallic Minerals Industrial Import and Export Corp. and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and involved planned travel to China by a senior Iranian nuclear official this month or in May. If the Chinese build the graphite facility, Iran could produce 200 tons a year of nuclear-grade graphite...."
Washington Times 4/15/99 Bill Gertz "...According to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, recent intelligence reports -- some more recent than the Pentagon report -- show China is engaged in large-scale transfers of weapons technology and related goods. They include: -- An agreement to supply Iran with specialty steel, components and materials for weapons of mass destruction programs.... --One of the deliveries involves collaboration with North Korea in supplying a missile manufacturer in Iran with titanium-stabilized duplex steel used in making missiles. --Cooperation with North Korea on space launch activities that U.S. intelligence believes is a ruse to hide Beijing's help in missile development.... --Supplying Iraq with information on chemical weapons protective suits, data that could be used in Iraq's covert chemical arms program. --China Poly Ventures Co.'s transfer of U.S.-manufactured equipment to a missile production facility in Pakistan. The specialized metal-working presses and a special furnace were sent to Pakistan's National Development Center. The shipment was disguised in export documents as "Masada Cookware." --Training of 10 Iranian engineers in China on inertial guidance techniques. --Supplying telemetry equipment -- gear used in sending signals from test missiles in flight --to Iran in November. ...However, the CIA report said the Chinese appeared to be holding to pledges made to the United States to limit nuclear sales to Iran and to tighten up export controls on weapons-related exports, at least during the six-month reporting period. Pentagon officials said recent intelligence reports contradict the CIA's findings...."
World Net Daily through Softwar.net 4/13/99 through E-Mail Alert "...Starting in 1994, Russian and Chinese military units began to purchase U.S. made super-computers for nuclear weapons research....In 1995, Tony Podesta, a powerful D.C. based lobbyist and brother of John Podesta - the White House advisor, had a consortium of top U.S. computer CEOs attend secret meetings inside the White House. The meetings were on computer hardware and software exports to China and Russia. The meetings occurred just before Clinton changed super-computer policy. Within weeks, the Russian and Chinese were buying computer power that now surpasses the U.S. Defense Dept.
In 1995, the Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP) - according to documents from the Commerce Dept. - was represented by Tony Podesta, brother of White House official John Podesta. The CSPP is a group of computer companies, that in 1995 included Apple, AT&T, Compaq, Cray, Data General, Digital Equipment, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Silicon Graphics, Stratus Computer, Sun Microsystems, Tandem and Unisys. Officials working for Apple, and Silicon Graphics are documented by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to be very large Clinton donors.
One 1995 secret meeting in the White House was attended by Podesta Associates employee, Ken Kay, the Director of the CSPP. The meeting with Tony Podesta's employee took place while John Podesta was also employed at the White House. John Podesta left the employ of the White House and went directly to work for his brother, Tony Podesta, in July 1995...."
World Net Daily through Softwar.net 4/13/99 through E-Mail Alert "...Former NSA (National Security Agency) Director Admiral McConnell stated that "John Podesta" was the Clinton advisor in charge of computer encryption policy. Various documents from the National Security Council (NSC) and the Commerce Dept. prove that John Podesta was charged with computer policy such as export restrictions. In fact, a December 1993 letter to Secretary Ron Brown from the United States Council for International Business was "cc'd" to John Podesta. White House advisors are prohibited from working on matters in which they have a direct financial interest. This law also prohibits them from lobbying on matters they worked on while in government and prohibits them from lobbying for a period of one year after they have left service. John Podesta and Tony Podesta were engaged in activities that may constitute conflict of interest under USC title 18, sections 203 through 208. John Podesta was employed at the White House and charged with the very same policy that his brother, Tony Podesta, was engaged in lobbying the Government...."
World Net Daily through Softwar.net 4/13/99 through E-Mail Alert "...In 1996, two of the Podesta companies, IBM and Silicon Graphics, sold super-computers directly to Russian nuclear weapons labs Arzamas-16 and Chelyabinsk-70 under so-called "commercial" contracts. IBM has since settled for a fine of $8 million on the $7.5 million dollar sale to Arzamas-16. Silicon Graphics, however, has not been charged. The 1996 CSPP computer exports took place under the guise of "commercial" sales. Those exports took place during the period of time when the both companies were represented by Tony Podesta. In 1996, John Podesta was also working for his brother Tony as a lobbyist for Podesta Assocates. Thus, John certainly had a large paycheck tied to his brother's success for IBM and Silicon Graphics.
World Net Daily through Softwar.net 4/13/99 through E-Mail Alert "...The 1996 sales to Russia were not the first exports to foreign military units during Tony Podesta's work for the CSPP. In 1994, CSPP member Tandem Corp. exported computers to China Great Wall Corp., a company owned by the Chinese Army, during a Ron Brown trade trip. A Commerce Dept. 1994 Presidential trade trip document on James Treybig states "Tandem and China Great Wall Industry will announce in August their joint venture". Another document found in the files of former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown states that Treybig "negotiated a $100 million dollar joint venture for Tandem Computers while in China". The Commerce Dept. does not have the authority to authorize export of super-computers to foreign military units such as Russian nuclear weapons labs and PLA owned Great Wall Industries. Transfers of any equipment for the development of nuclear weapons to military units constitutes a "defense service" as per the United States Munitions List (USML) and the International Trade in Arms Regulations ITAR 22 C.F.R. Part 120.9 and is strictly under the authority of the State Dept. and the Defense Dept. Yet, the CSPP and Tony Podesta sought out the Commerce Dept. for access to the White House...."
World Net Daily through Softwar.net 4/13/99 through E-Mail Alert "... According to a May 1995 CSPP document sent to Ron Brown, "controls on computer exports to Russia and China for commercial, civil end-users should be eliminated; controls on exports for actual military end-uses may be appropriate until there is greater certainty that neither country poses a threat to U.S. national security." ...According to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) the Commerce Dept. was required to make public disclosure if a government agency consults advisors who are not government employees. FACA was established to force Federal officials to hold formal policy meetings in public, instead of meeting with special interests, lobbyists and industry behind closed doors. The Commerce Dept. was legally obliged to offer open access to the public, media and other qualified individuals the same access as the members of the CSPP - who are NOT members of the Federal Government. Instead, the Commerce Dept. engaged in a cover-up of the secret meetings with the CSPP and Podesta Associates employees at the White House. No notification was issued for the secret meetings, nor the classified materials offered to any other company...."
World Net Daily through Softwar.net 4/13/99 through E-Mail Alert "... CSPP computers sold to China helped People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) units design and build their first super-sonic nuclear bomber, the Hong-7. In Russia, Arzamas engineers announced in January 1999 that they had deployed a new 550 kiloton (KT) thermonuclear warhead on the SS-27 Topol-M strategic missile. The Arzamas engineers noted they had tested the new design using super-computers running nuclear bomb simulations. A single Arzamas warhead detonated over New York City would kill over 3 million people instantly and leave a crater spanning Long Island. Russia has deployed about 60 of the planned 500 Topol-M strategic missiles with the Arzamas nuclear warhead. Right now Russia can smash sixty cities into sixty smoking, radioactive craters. Soon it will be 500 with the brave help of Bill Clinton and the CSPP computers...."
The American Spectator 4/13/99 Trulock's testimony "...From May 1994 to May 1998, I was the director of intelligence and the senior intelligence officer of the Department of Energy. After February of 1995 until April of 1998, I was also responsible for counterintelligence. In both of these jobs, I was assisted by two highly-respected CIA professional officers... By the spring of 1996, we were repeatedly warning about continuing targeting efforts by the Chinese against our national laboratories. Moreover, by early 1997 we had identified and warned about specific collection targets at both Los Alamos and Livermore national laboratories. I must tell you that our warnings were ignored, they were minimized and occasionally even ridiculed, especially by laboratory officials. Twice in 1997, the director of the FBI urged DOE senior officials, including Secretary Pena and Deputy Secretary Moler, that FBI investigations should not prevent DOE from taking immediate action to protect sensitive information at the laboratories. And yet for another 14 months after these warnings, these suspects continued to retain their clearances and accesses. Mr. Chairman, I am not sure that we will ever know how much damage has been done to U.S. national security as a result of this inaction...."
The American Spectator 4/13/99 Trulock's testimony "... I would [also] note that over the four years, we briefed over 50 senior officials on the findings and judgments of our work...We briefed the National Security Council, Mr. Berger, twice; we briefed other members of the National Security Council. We briefed the secretary of Defense and his staffs. We briefed CIA, Director Tenet, before him Director Deutch; director FBI, the attorney general, the secretary of State. I think we briefed all of the relevant officials within the national security community....Our conclusions were never challenged; our officials were satisfied that our assessments and analysis was comprehensive and had been thoroughly vetted...[Our] assessments came under attack only after we provided testimony to the House Cox-Dicks panel in fall of 1998...."
The American Spectator 4/13/99 Trulock's testimony "...I must also tell you that beginning in early 1997, senior DOE officials, including my direct supervisor, urged me to cover up and bury this case. For months these officials refused to authorize intelligence to brief the new secretary, Secretary Pena, of an ongoing espionage investigation at one of his national laboratories. These officials argued that this case was of historical interest only and not relevant to the contemporary missions and objectives of the national laboratories. They argued further that these inquiries would harm the credibility of the national laboratories... As a consequence, it appears to us that the combined effect of these actions has been to suppress and withhold intelligence potentially important not only to the department but to also to the administration and U.S. national security. We repeatedly asked ourselves in the process of this: How could this happen? Aren't there safeguards to protect against such flagrant abuses? And in fact, intelligence activities at the department are governed by executive orders, by presidential decisions, and by congressional authorizations. And more specifically, we are governed by a set of intelligence procedures that were approved by the attorney general in 1992. Among these mandates is the role of the departmental inspector general. Executive orders mandate any persons involved in intelligence activities at the department to report what is known as "questionable activities," that is, any activity that may violate any law, procedure, policy, directives, or regulations. The inspector general, in turn, is to then investigate these questionable activities...."
The American Spectator 4/13/99 Trulock's testimony "...I'll tell you that beginning in August of 1997, we reported a steady pattern of interference, intervention, and suppression of intelligence and counterintelligence issues, as well as the potential consequences. A second, more specific report was submitted in November of 1997, but no action was taken by the inspector general at that time. Three days after I made a third report to the inspector general, in May of 1998, I was removed from my position as director of intelligence at the Department of Energy...Not surprisingly, when all else fails, the Department resorted to a campaign of shoot-the-messenger. Even though the executive order expressly mandates the Department to ensure that no adverse action will be taken against any employee for reporting such questionable activities, in fact in the middle of 1997 we witnessed the beginning of a pattern of harassment, intimidation and retaliation that has continued over the next two years. ..."
The American Spectator 4/13/99 Trulock's testimony "...Now, let me wrap up with the following observations: First of all, based on my 25 years of experience in intelligence, I must tell you that I think the conduct of effective, non-politicized intelligence at the Department of Energy and the Laboratories must now be considered questionable. This is particularly so since the position of the director of intelligence is now to be occupied by a current, relatively junior, National Security Council official. I believe this is really a shame, because I also believe that the National Laboratories are the single best source of technical intelligence analysis on nonproliferation, nuclear deterrence and a variety of other related topics. Secondly, I am concerned that this episode does indeed raise questions about the credibility of the laboratories. Our experience throughout has been that the laboratories prevaricate, they respond with vague and evasive answers and they occasionally lie in response to our legitimate inquiries. DOE officials responsible for managing the laboratories' track record has been as bad, if not worse. In my view as a citizen, the implications of this are particularly disturbing because ultimately the armed services, the Defense Department, the administration, this committee and the Congress as a whole must rely on the credibility of the labs...And finally, I think it is legitimate to question the long-term effectiveness of various counterintelligence reforms and measures that [current officials are] attempting to implement. I must note that many of the very people at both the labs and DOE headquarters who resisted, minimized, delayed and ultimately blocked our efforts to reform are actually now in charge of implementing the fixes...."
NewsMax 4/13/99 "...Before Zhu left Washington for a 10-day tour of America, he and Bill Clinton held a joint press conference, during which a chilling verbal exchange took place -- one which, for unknown reasons, was either not mentioned at all in press reports or mentioned only in passing. When Zhu was asked what China intended to do about Taiwan, he reminded us that Abraham Lincoln "resorted to the use of force and fought a war for that, for maintaining the unity of the United States." Clinton countered that the comparison was invalid. One does not have to be a Confucian scholar to understand that Zhu threw down the gauntlet. He told us, in effect, that Taiwan belongs to China and will be retaken -- by war, if necessary. Clinton lamely contested the "right" of China to do that. t this moment, China is placing missile batteries opposite Taiwan. When -- not if -- the assault begins, America cannot fulfill its commitment to defend Taiwan without putting the American mainland in jeopardy. Chinese missiles, loaded with multiple nuclear warheads, can now reach Los Angeles and San Francisco, thanks to the critical technology China stole from us due to sloppy security practices and bought from us due to corrupt trade policies...."
TalkSpot News Special 4/13/98 James Golden interviews Matthew Glavin "...President Clinton's treatment of the Chinese spy case would be called "treason" at any other time in U.S. history, says Matthew Glavin, President of the Southeastern Legal Foundation. Glavin's organization is representing Notra Trulock, an Energy Department intelligence officer, who says a Clinton appointee kept him from reporting espionage. Trulock testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Monday. The Clinton Administration's alleged cover-up of stolen technology by the Chinese in Los Alamos, New Mexico would be called treason "in any other time in this country's history." "I don't know why we're not calling it treason today," said Glavin, Tuesday on The James Golden Show on TalkSpot.com. Glavin also says Clinton made political hay in 1996, by telling campaign crowds that American children were safe from nuclear warheads for the first time in the nuclear age. "At the same time, the President knew that not only were there 18 Chinese ICBMs pointing at the U.S., but the Chinese now had the technology to put 10 warheads on the top of each of those missiles," said Glavin. "And this administration was covering that up." ..."
4/5/99 Freeper xtrmst econservative . com"...A General Accounting Office (GAO) report indicates that both the Clinton administration and Congress knew for more than two years about the sort of poor security which may have helped the Chinese government obtain nuclear secrets from American weapons laboratories. ...Two of the laboratories, Los Alamos and Sandia, actually implemented an exception to the DOE regulation requiring background checks on all foreign nationals back in 1994. The labs' reason for the exception was "the high volume of foreign nationals desiring to visit these weapons laboratories." Officials at the labs actually complained that, "processing backlogs caused delays that resulted in some visits having to be canceled because of uncompleted background checks."...."
U.S. Newswire 4/7/99 Transcript of Steinberg, Lieberthal and Brainard Briefing To: National Desk Contact: White House Press Office, 202-456-2100 "...MS. BRAINARD: .... In addition, Secretary Daley initialed an agreement for an Ex-Im financing line of $100 million that will help to support clean energy projects in China, which serves both our environmental and our energy goals....On the telecommunications side, Secretary Daley and his counterpart signed an agreement for the first time to allow foreign commercial deployment of the CDMA technology, CDMA wireless technology, the co-division multiple access. This is a U.S. technology, as many of you know. This is a very, very significant achievement for our companies.... Q Along the same lines, Jim, regarding Los Alamos and espionage, it doesn't seem the Chinese have paid much of a price for stealing our nuclear secrets. Is that going to be on the agenda? MR. STEINBERG: First of all, the full range of issues will be on the agenda. But let me say, I don't want to comment specifically -- there are a lot of allegations, there are a number of investigations underway. We will continue to pursue those investigations. We take very seriously the safeguarding of our sensitive information and technology..... "
FOX NEWS 4/8/99 Rodger Schultz "....Just completed. Fox News reporter Carl Cameron has just briefed Tony snow on the significance of Bill Clinton's relationship with the Lippo Group, vis a vis the fund raising scandal, John Huang and Chinese theft of nuclear secrets. Cameron made the direct connection of Lippo's China Resource Bank to the Red Chinese military, although he did not mention that Lippo bailed out Clinton after a court ordered him to replace misused funds from the Arkansas Teacher's Union in 1992. This is the first mention, on national television, of the hold Lippo has on Bill Clinton. This report is all the more ironic since just last evening's Brit Hume's Special Report on FNC. (Fred Barnes, Jeff Birnbaum, Mara, with Brit Hume as host) Brit commented that he has gotten a lot of viewer e-mail about this Kosovo thing being another "wag the dog." They all pooh-poohed that notion because, as Barnes claimed (and the others all agreed with) he couldn't see anything this time for Clinton to be "wagging the dog" to detract from Barnes admitted there were times in the past when Clinton did wag the dog, but not this time. There is just nothing there that he needed to shift attention from...."
Progressive Review 4/8/99 Sam Smith "…Consider that, according to customs records, shadowy Macao businessman Ng Lap Seng regularly brought in large sums of money to the US. For example, on June 20, 1994, he arrived with $175,000 in cash and then two days later met with Charlie Trie and Mark Middleton at the White House. That evening Ng sat at Clinton's table at a DNC fundraiser. Middleton, incidentally, had a 24-hour pass that allowed him to visit Trie's apartment at the Watergate at any time. The apartment was paid for by Ng. Consider that we are talking about an administration that attempted to pass off the Chinese thievery as the fault of the Republicans, concealing -- until Jeff Gerth and James Risen of the New York Times discovered it -- that in 1996 top officials knew that Chinese intelligence was boasting of having just stolen neutron bomb secrets from the US. This while the administration was already investigating a report that the Chinese had stolen the designs of America's most advance nuclear warhead. The seriousness of all this becomes more apparent when one realizes that some of the figures in the China scandals did not just show up after Clinton came to Washington. For example, Mochtar Riady, an Indonesian billionaire closely tied to China, came to a tiny, depressed, corrupt state called Arkansas in the late 70s and hooked up with a rising young politician named Bill Clinton. In the mid-80s, with Clinton in the state house, Riady made a sudden multi-million dollar investment in the Worthen bank that some suspect was a bailout for disastrous investment by the state pension fund. Riady would perform many other favors for Clinton. And vice versa. By 1983, Charlie Trie, who goes to trial in September on charges of funneling $600,000 to the Democratic Party, was running a Little Rock restaurant thanks to a SBA loan that had used Clinton as a reference. He also tried to contribute $640,000 to the Clinton legal defense fund but the money was turned back after it was noticed that the checks had signatures madtching those on other checks number sequentially but from separate cities….."
World Net Daily 3/11/99 Joseph Farah "…"The more you look into this business of the transfer of advanced, sophisticated technology to the Chinese military, which seems to be clearly for campaign contributions, the harder it is to stay away from words like 'treason,'" said House Majority Leader Dick Armey last year. Because Republicans have been so timid about using words like 'treason' to describe the activities of the Clinton administration, they have been complicit in legitimizing policies that threaten the lives of millions of Americans. The discovery that the Clinton administration covered up the theft by China of advanced nuclear weapons technology from U.S. labs a decade ago now raises the stakes for the Republicans…. The Clinton administration, on the other hand, has: covered up the espionage trail that leads to Beijing; permitted those responsible in the U.S. to remain on the job; continued to permit -- even encouraged -- the kind of "cultural exchange" programs that opened up our labs to foreign enemies; stonewalled any efforts, even by its own people, to uncover espionage activity; and, most significantly, given its stamp of approval to the Chinese to buy the very high-tech equipment, advanced computers and launch facilities to complete their nuclear program designed to target American cities and population centers for destruction. Now what do you call that? I can think of no other words for it than "high treason." …"
Washington Times 4/09/99 Editorial "...With the passing of each day, it is becoming increasingly clear why the Clinton administration has so vehemently opposed the declassification of much of the Cox Report. In early March, the New York Times revealed how the administration downplayed the significance of reports of Chinese nuclear espionage in order to continue pursuing its collapsing policy of Chinese engagement. Led by President Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, the White House reacted to that report by bombarding the press with assertions that the suspected espionage had occurred during previous administrations. As President Clinton so unctuously declared in a recent news conference, "To the best of my knowledge, no one has said anything to me about the espionage which occurred by the Chinese against the labs during my presidency." Yesterday, the Times published another investigative report, revealing that the initial briefings the White House received in April 1996 did, in fact, include warnings that the FBI had very recently uncovered evidence indicating the Chinese had just stolen neutron-bomb secrets from U.S. nuclear-weapons labs. The article also provided evidence seriously questioning the White House's version of events relating to its reactions to those briefings. And it reported that a still-classified report issued by a select committee chaired by California Rep. Christopher Cox contains an account of China's efforts to obtain these neutron-bomb secrets during the Clinton administration -- an account the administration is battling Congress to keep secret...."