Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hillary, Tibet, Chinagate and 9/11 - The Story

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook

In Spring 1995, Bill Clinton's Chinagate stood wide open. $625,500.00, at least, flowed into DNC coffers over the next 1-1/2 years from the Chinese, before the gate slammed shut resulting in prosecutions and another pustule on the Clinton legacy.

This week, Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton decried human rights abuses by China against Tibetan monks and called on President Bush to do something about it by boycotting the Beijing Olympic's opening ceremony.

As Hillary has self-expounded on her vast foreign policy experience, it is fair to ask if she knew about her husband's China dealings, if China was then on her radar screen at all, or was she busy manipulating Monicagate, back in the day.

Media Research Center: Media Watch:
Back in the day of Chinagate, Monicagate took center stage and the media were not talking about loss of America's crucial missile technology or illegal campaign funds. MediaWatch concluded that Chinese Missiles Aren't Very Sexy. NBC's Claire Shipman said:
"Who's thinking about Buddhist nuns when the issue is illicit sex in the White House?"
Certainly, neither Bill, or Hill, were thinking about Tibetan nuns or monks. Perhaps Bill got lucky in more ways than one. Monica deflected any serious attention to ChinaGate.
...the Times revealed that Clinton fundraiser Johnny Chung told investigators he gave the DNC thousands of dollars from China's People's Liberation Army.
China's Human Rights atrocities received no attention from the Clinton Administration until early 2000 when President Clinton needed a way to obtain Most Favored Nation (MFN) status for China. He railed about human rights abuses in his first presidential race, but after his inauguration, not a word more was said and he followed the lead of his predecessor, President Bush 41. Robert Kagan, writing for the Carnegie Endowment - Clinton's China Two-Step, January 2007, put it this way:
The Clinton administration inaugurates a big push to grant China the biggest prize in the history of U.S.-Chinese economic relations and, in the next breath, singles China out for special condemnation as a world-class violator of human rights.
It [the Administration] has to "address members' concerns." And if this means annoying the Chinese with a public dressing down in Geneva, so be it.
NewsMax.com
Richard Poe, writing NewsMax.com - The Idiot's Guide to Chinagate (my thanks to Mr. Poe) said this:
When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, China presented no threat to the United States. Chinese missiles "couldn't hit the side of a barn," notes Timothy W. Maier of Insight magazine. Few could reach North America and those that made it would likely miss their targets.

Thanks to Bill Clinton, China can now hit any city in the USA, using state-of-the-art solid-fueled missiles with dead-accurate, computerized guidance systems and multiple warheads.
Poe points out what follows:
In 1997, Clinton allowed China to take over the Panama Canal.

A public outcry stopped Clinton in 1998 from leasing California's Long Beach Naval Yard to the Chinese firm COSCO. Even so, China can now strike U.S. targets easily from its bases in Panama, Vancouver and the Bahamas.

A public outcry stopped Clinton in 1998 from leasing California's Long Beach Naval Yard to the Chinese firm COSCO. Even so, China can now strike U.S. targets easily from its bases in Panama, Vancouver and the Bahamas.
Poe's take on Clinton's "purpose," as I understand it from The Idiot's Guide, is Clinton's deep roots in globalism which:
...promotes...the doctrine that no country (such as the USA) should be allowed to gain decisive advantage over others.
Anti-nuclear activist, Hazel O'Leary, was appointed by Clinton to head the Department of Energy, where she, according to Poe, declassified millions of pages of documentation on American nuclear weapons, as well as reduced security at weapons laboratories.

FrontPageMag.com
The deception didn't stop there: Jean Pearce, writing for FrontPageMag.com headlined How Chinagate Led to 9/11, in May 2004. Remember Jamie Gorelick, the 9/11 Commission member who, it was revealed during the hearings, was instrumental in changing the rules of intelligence-gathering for the FBI, CIA and local law? No more cooperating between agencies, no more "intentional" sharing of intelligence reports which may have stopped the four 9/11 hijacking attacks.

Pearce referring to Gorelick's infamous memo, says:
...she began acting as the point woman for a large-scale bureaucratic reorganization of intelligence agencies that ultimately placed the gathering of intelligence, and decisions about what – if anything – would be done with it under near-direct control of the White House.
After Gorelick was sworn-in as the Justice Department's Deputy Attorney General for the Clinton administration:
Bill Clinton issued Presidential Decision Directive 24. PDD 24 put intelligence gathering under the direct control of the president’s National Security Council, and ultimately the White House, through a four-level, top-down chain of command set up to govern (that is, stifle) intelligence sharing and cooperation between intelligence agencies.

From the moment the directive was implemented, intelligence sharing became a bureaucratic nightmare that required negotiating a befuddling bureaucracy that stopped directly at the President’s office [emphasis Maggie's}.
So, right here in America, according to Pearce:
...the only place left to go with intelligence information...was straight up Clinton and Gorelick’s multi-tiered chain of command. Instead, information lethal to the Democratic Party languished inside the Justice Department, trapped behind Gorelick’s walls.
The lessons of the Clinton's in the White House are many; among the most serious is that intelligence was at a standstill in America while President Clinton attempted to cover his own covert dealings with the Chinese.

Hillary has said: "If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle." Another lie. She hasn't changed her hairstyle since the first Clinton Presidential term - but she has tried to change the subject - in fact, desperately needed to change the subject, at times.

America ignores both of the Clintons at its own peril. The latest plea for the Tibetans is simply changing the subject from an exiting campaign advisor, and grandstanding to put Bush 43 on the spot.

The time line of Bill Clinton's willing ear, and receiving hand, as recorded in the Congressional Record is at the end of this post. Both deeds and monies passing hands are chronicled. To get the Congressional Record rolling, I'll end with this quote from the Congressional Record's "Chinese Espionage (House of Representatives - April 15, 1999)": Speaker Pro Tempore calls upon Rep. Dan Burton [R-IN]:
Mr. Speaker, I rise to address the issues of Communist China's efforts to steal our most advanced nuclear secrets, their funneling of illegal contributions to President Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign, and how the Clinton administration, either intentionally or through incompetence has irreparably damaged and compromised the security of every man, woman, and child in the United States.
You can read the above quote and document here.

The Time Line of Clinton China Decisions:
(the link offered fas.org Federation of American Scientists)

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: ESTABLISHING THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND MILITARY/COMMERCIAL CONCERNS WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (House of Representatives - June 18, 1998)[Page: H4760] From MSNBC, May 27, 1998

Time Line of Clinton China Decisions
(BY TOM CURRY AND ROBERT WINDREM)

As the Clinton administration debated whether to allow U.S. satellites to be lofted into orbit aboard Chinese missiles, Bernard Schwartz, chairman of Loral Space & Communications, and Democratic fund-raiser Johnny Chung, allegedly using money from the Chinese army, gave more than $500,000 in soft money, ostensibly used for `party-building efforts,' to the Democrats.

The Justice Department and Congress are investigating how a technical report on the explosion of a Chinese missile in 1996--a report that could help China assess the reliability of its missile arsenal--found its way into the hands of the Chinese.

That report was prepared by employees of Loral, Hughes Electronics and other firms.

In a statement issued May 18, Loral said that `Bernard Schwartz, chairman of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. . . . was not personally involved in any aspect of this matter. No political favors or benefits of any kind were requested or extended, directly or indirectly, by any means whatever.'

The firm also declared that: `Allegations of a connection between the launch failure and a subsequent presidential authorization for use of Chinese launch services for another [Loral] satellite to China are without foundation.'

Nonetheless, Justice Department and congressional investigators are sure to scrutinize the chronology of gifts and decisions.

The time line does not prove any cause-and-effect relationship between donations and decisions. It does give investigators a basis for their criminal inquiry.

April 24, 1995: Loral chairman Schwartz gives $25,000 to the Democratic National Committee.

June 30, 1995: Schwartz gives $20,000 to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which provide support for Democratic Senate candidates.

Aug. 30, 1995: Schwartz gives $75,000 to DNC.

Sept. 30, 1995: Schwartz gives $20,500 to DSCC.

Oct. 9, 1995: Secretary of State Warren Christopher decides satellites should remain a military munitions item.

Nov. 29, 1995: Schwartz gives $100,000 to DNC.

Nov. 29, 1995: A Chinese government agency writes Loral, asking for help in getting an upgrade for its dual-use imaging technology, exports of which are prohibited under U.S. sanctions.

Jan. 26, 1996: Loral is sold to Lockheed for $9 billion.

CLINTON APPROVES LAUNCH

Feb. 6, 1996: Clinton approves the launch of four communications satellites on Chinese rockets.

Feb. 6, 1996: Wang Jun of CITIC, owners of percentages in Chinese satellite companies, visits the White House for coffee and dines with Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.

Feb. 8, 1996: The White House and Commerce Department begin to talk about the satellite export issue again.

Feb. 14, 1996: A Chinese rocket carrying Loral Intelsat satellite explodes, destroying a Chinese village.

Feb. 15, 1996: Schwartz gives $15,000 to DSCC.

Feb. 15, 1996: The State Department gets an urgent request from the White House to speed up the process of switching the satellite licensing to the Commerce Department [Ron Brown].

Feb. 29, 1996: Schwartz gives $50,000 to Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which bankrolls Democratic House candidates.

March 8, 1996: China launches missiles.

March 14, 1996: Clinton decides to move the satellite licensing function to the Commerce Department.

March 15, 1996: Loral President J.A. Lindfelt writes Commerce to say the export of a dual-use technology, known as synthetic aperture radar, is being held up by the Defense, State and Commerce departments.

April 1996: Schwartz announces the formation of Loral Space and Communications.

April 24, 1996: Schwartz gives $50,000 to DSCC.

June 10, 1996: Schwartz gives $100,000 to DNC.

July 22, 1996: Liu Chao-Ying of China Aerospace meets Clinton with Johnny Chung.

July 31, 1996: Schwartz gives $5,000 to DSCC.

INFLUX OF CHINESE MONEY

August 1996: Chung accounts show an influx of $300,000 from Liu Chao-Ying.

Aug. 18, 1996: Chung gives $20,000 to DNC to attend Clinton's birthday party.

Aug. 28, 1996: Chung gives $15,000 to DNC at Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Sept. 16, 1996: Schwartz gives $30,000 to DSCC.

Sept. 20, 1996: Schwartz gives $20,000 to DSCC.

Oct. 16, 1996: Schwartz gives $10,000 to DSCC.

Oct. 18, 1996: Schwartz gives $70,000 to DNC.

Oct. 24, 1996: Schwartz gives $5,000 to DSCC.

Nov. 5, 1996: New guidelines on Commerce licensing of satellites are published.

Nov. 5, 1996: Clinton is elected to his second term as president.

Oct., 1997: A federal investigation of Loral begins.

Feb. 12, 1998: As Clinton ponders whether to sign another waiver allowing launch of a Loral satellite aboard a Chinese missile, National Security Adviser Sandy Berger sends him a memo saying the Justice Department `has cautioned that a national interest waiver in this case could have a significant adverse impact on any prosecution [of Loral] that might take place based on a pending investigation of export violation.'

But Berger adds that `the advantages of this project outweigh the risk,' and `it is inappropriate to penalize [Loral] before they have even been charged with any crime.'

Feb. 18, 1998: Clinton signs a waiver allowing Loral satellite to be lifted into orbit by the Chinese.
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2 comments:

  1. Wouldn't this whole issue of questionable human rights in China been a better concern BEFORE they were awarded the Games? To me this is just another example of a bunch of socialists wanting to make a Big Public Gesture to China so that they would look egalitarian and noble. So they ignored all messages of violence and repression in Tibet and other outlying regions and gave them the Games. It's pretty much similar to giving the Noble Peace Prize to known terrorists. But it does play well in the press *sarcasm*.

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  2. Here we are on the eve of the Indiana primary and I've just listened to Hillary and the Indiana Governor accuse Bush for being responsible for losing local jobs to China...when it was Bill Clinton!

    Illegal contributions from Peter Paul and pending legal actions against the Clintons, plus lie after lie....and NOTHING on the general news that is the ONLY news most people watch.

    The Clinton machine is at it again....wow...

    Makes you wonder whose name was in "the book" of the madam that mysteriously was murdered by suicide....does that bring the Clinton numbers up over 50 people who've DIED by trying to expose them? So sad that people in government continue to go along instead of taking a stand. If no one takes a stand, then we all will fall. (And all of our labels will read "Made in China.")

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