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A Weekly View from the Foothills of Appalachia

May 3, 1998
Issue #83

by: Doug Fiedor
E-mail to: fiedor19@eos.net

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Prestidigitation, it's called. That's the crafty art of creating a diversion, such as to divert attention during a "magic" trick. We're seeing another form now, in Washington and the media, orchestrated primarily by Hillary's disinformation cabal in the White House.

The diversion is sex, as in Jones, Wiley, Lewinsky, etc., etc. These stories are continued because, in the grand scheme of things, they are nearly inconsequential. Whereas, the misdeeds not being discussed while we talk of the sexual peccadilloes of the philander-in-chief could have a very costly and long-term affect on the people of the United States. Also, the sex scandals will not be impeachable offenses, whereas what they are diverting attention from most certainly are.

Just a few months ago, the hot story was how communist China was able to launder money into the Clinton & Gore and DNC campaign coffers. When one reads the transcripts of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee (http://www.senate.gov/~gov_affairs/), or the House Government Reform Committee (http://www.house.gov/reform/hearings.htm), it quickly becomes evident how extensive that illegal money laundering was. Even though the whole of that story is not complete (i.e. conclusively proven), there is more than enough information available to indict dozens of people involved in the Clinton & Gore Campaign Committee and the DNC conspiracy.

Yet, interestingly enough, that is one of the very few impeachable acts that does not have a special prosecutor investigating. Instead, the Reno Justice Department is supposedly looking into it. Somewhat.

The actual problem is much more important than just the few million dollars the communist Chinese "contributed" to Clinton and others for considerations. The true problem goes to the security of the people of the United States. The subject being diverted is the considerations the Red Chinese received for that money -- and those considerations were considerable.

As Timothy W. Maier reported in the May 4 issue of Insight magazine: "Two U.S. firms are accused of illegally helping the Chinese develop ICBMs that can hit the United States." A Pentagon report said Hughes Electronics and Loral Space and Communications caused "national security harm" by selling sophisticated electronic technology to China.

Both companies were investigated, of course. But just as charges were ready to be filed, Clinton approved the sale of similar equipment to China by Loral.

Interestingly enough, Loral's CEO, Bernard Schwartz, just happens to be the largest personal contributor to the DNC last year. Reports vary, but it seems that he has contributed between two and three million dollars over the past few years.

In other words, Clinton & Gore and the DNC were collecting from both the domestic high-tech equipment sellers and the foreign high-tech equipment purchasers. That's a rather convenient arrangement. The problem is that this is top-secret military equipment that was sold to the communists. We taxpaying Americans cannot see this equipment, but the communists in China now own some of it.

Apparently, the Chinese also had a ace in the hole at Loral. A Corporate Vice President, Dr. Wah Lim, is a foreign national from China. In itself, that wouldn't be a big deal. Lim did part of his studies here, and it's only natural for him to wish to work in his chosen field of electronics. But, top secret military electronics?

Wah Lim's father, by the way, just happens to be a high ranking government banker in China. That could be very handy for Loral, who wishes to sell expensive equipment there. But that certainly does not speak well for those in the federal government charged with protecting our high-tech military secrets. They issued Lim a top secret clearance. With that kind of leak, the Chinese could be using the newest and best of our electronic equipment even before our military has a chance to try it.

We were told by a well placed source in the industry that, "Dr. Lim was considered enough of a security risk when he was an employee of Northrop Corporation that he was denied a clearance to work on the B-2 bomber. Because that risk assessment has not changed significantly since then, it seems that it is not proper for Dr. Lim to be handling other of our country's top military data."

Furthermore, "Dr. Lim was known to improperly access military data when he worked as a lower level employee of Loral Corporation, even entering another employee's secured safe to remove secret documents without that employee's knowledge or approval."

As it turned out, even though there was plenty of work, the American employee reporting that serious breach of security at Loral was laid off shortly thereafter. Dr. Lim stayed.

The sorry fact is that, by continually replaying the soap-opera of Clinton sex scandals, the national media totally missed an illegal transfer of technology that could someday get thousands of American citizens blown right off the face of the earth. But, Clinton needed the money to get elected, so apparently the China connection is not a newsworthy story for the liberal media.


Last week it was Rep. Dan Burton, Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, telling the editorial board of The Indianapolis Star: "If I could prove 10 percent of what I believe happened, he'd [Clinton] be gone. This guy's a scumbag. That's why I'm after him."

This week, the whole Republican leadership of the United States House of Representatives picked up the gauntlet. They've apparently thrown the implied threats of secret police investigations and potential blackmail by Hillary's disinformation cabal to the wind and decided to do the right thing. Showing a surprising amount of intestinal fortitude for an election year, they are gearing up to expose the ongoing corruption in the Clinton, Clinton & Gore team and the DNC for all of America to see. Then, they plan to take appropriate action.

Of course, a couple of them have already had a glimpse at some of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's evidence, and the House has reams of information concerning money laundering by and for the Clinton campaign committee and the DNC. The millions of dollars in illegal campaign funds came, of course, from both American labor unions and communist China.

Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich lead off the accusations with comments to the GOPAC political action group early in the week (http://www.gopac.com/library/newt98.htm). Therein, Gingrich described Kenneth Starr as an "officer of the Department of Justice" and said criticism of the independent counsel has gone overboard:

"The fact is that if he [Clinton] wants to fire Ken Starr, he can do it in the morning. And if he doesn't want to fire Ken Starr, he should tell his staff to shut up because there is something profoundly demeaning and destructive to have the White House systematically undermine an officer of the Department of Justice. And when I watch these paid hacks on television, to be quite honest, I am sickened by how unpatriotically they undermine the Constitution of the United States on behalf of their client."

Right on! Finally Newt's taking a stand. Burton was right. The term "scumbag" fits them nicely.

Newt continues: "What you have lived through for two and a half long years, is the most systematic, deliberate, obstruction of justice cover up in an effort to avoid the truth we have ever seen in American history. And the time has come to say to the Democrats and to say to the President quit undermining the law in the United States. Turn over the evidence, agree to the witnesses, have the hearings. The American people have the right to know the truth."

Gingrich also commented on the controversy over whether Secret Service agents should act like police officers and testify against the president: "I don't get it," Newt said. "This is not some 'shall we gossip about the president.' . . . This is about the rule of law. This is about the heart of America. No person in America is above the rule of law."

Then, in a speech before the Atlanta Rotary Club, Gingrich continued the thought: "There is no question there are very, very serious allegations, starting with $700,000 being paid to Hubbell, who is a convicted felon. I think any honest American can conclude [that giving] $700,000 to a convicted felon is hush money. That is a very, very serious violation."

Later in the week, The Speaker took to the House floor and, in a similar speech, accused the Democrats who voted against immunity for four witnesses in the campaign-finance investigation as obstructing justice. He then demanded another vote.

"When the people breaking the law are foreign nationals trying to corrupt the United States by bringing in foreign money -- in some cases in a deliberate effort in collusion with billionaires in Asia -- we have every reason as a national security matter to protect our political system," Newt told the House. "For some reason, Democrats voted 19-0 to cover up this testimony. That means they voted 19-0 to block it from getting to the American people and to prevent the Congress from being informed."

"If [President Clinton] doesn't want to fire Ken Starr, he should tell his staff to shut up," Gingrich continued. "I am sickened by how unpatriotically they undermine the Constitution of the United States."

Newt said there were two principles "which I am prepared to live and die on. The first is that the American people have the right to know about basic facts. And the second is that we are a nation under the rule of law and no person, including the president, is above the law. . . . I will never again, as long as I am speaker, make a speech without commenting on this topic."

And then, in typical Newt Gingrich style, came a pointed history lesson: "Howard Baker understood that Richard Nixon could not be allowed to take the entire Republican Party and the Constitution down in flames and that his job as a United States senator was to get at the truth, and Howard Baker again and again and again cooperated with the Democrat Chairman Sam Ervin," Gingrich said. He added that Democrats "ought to be ashamed" at their actions and "ought to be helping us get at the truth rather than finding some flimsy excuse to avoid voting for immunity."

Look for the Republicans to be out in force talking about this corruption. Because maybe, just maybe, we are about to see some action.

Starr cleared most of his calendar, possibly for a year or more, and is actively shuttling between the grand juries in Little Rock and Washington. Better yet, he's got a big smile on his face lately. Last week, after questioning Hillary again, Starr was thanked, congratulated and applauded at the Little Rock airport. We think it's time he got a little recognition. Starr deserves retribution too.

As two House committees investigate the campaign corruption of the Clinton, Clinton & Gore conspiracy, and Starr increases pressure by threatening indictments on assorted other topics, middle America sits back and watches history in the making. Not yet admitted by a definitely biased national media is the fact that this may be the first time in our nation's history that the whole of the administration is dismissed (and maybe convicted) simultaneously.

And that is as it should be. They are all party to the corrupt practices and obstruction conspiracies together, and they should all fall together. Nail Clinton, Clinton & Gore at the same time. That done, we would be pleased to present President Newt with a copy of his speeches on the Federalist Papers and the Original Intent of the authors of our Constitution -- just as a reminder.


As we reported earlier, Bill Clinton, encouraged by his power hungry Marxist wife, wants much more than to be just a world leader. Clinton wants to be "the" world leader. Nearly everything they do nowadays (besides ducking impeachment), is in preparation for that goal.

For instance, Hillary's choice for Secretary of State, Madeline Albright was out attacking UN critics recently. We should note here that in her previous position as a professor, Albright was called by those who knew her on campus as "Professor Halfbright." Some of her recent actions are starting to make a lot of people wonder if there might have been a reason for that nickname.

Lately, the State Department has allowed an alarming amount of United Nations equipment to be stored in the United States. UN military equipment has been spotted stockpiled in various locations around our country. Why?

There's also the problem of all those UN Heritage Sites, biosphere reserves and now wilderness zones. Does anyone actually believe that a UN bureaucrat from some little third world country would better care for our national treasures than we would? Worst yet, the UN recently agreed to offer members of some environmental extremist groups diplomatic passports so they will be immune from the law when operating within the United States.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan was given permission to wander around the U.S. as he pleases. He was in Hollywood recently, encouraging some left-leaning celebrities to lend a hand with the dissemination of UN propaganda. As starters, Annan wants that $1.2-billion in back "dues" he says we owe. The Clinton administration is, of course, applying pressure on Congress to pay at least part of that amount.

As part of a world governance program, over 72 nations recently signed agreements to provide the UN a full sized military force. The administration approves of this action and has secretly contributed millions of taxpayer dollars to help get a UN army started. The State Department will not release exactly how much money we contributed, but it was in the hundreds of millions.

Then, of course, there's the matter of gun control. For the first time in history, the United States has agreed to the UN plan of gun control. And, as is obvious at home, Clinton has continuously been doing his best to disarm the American people.

Now comes the UN Court system. Next June, the United Nations is meeting in Rome to draft a treaty which would establish an International Criminal Court (ICC). Such a court could subject American citizens to the jurisdiction of foreign judges, who would have zero respect for our Constitution.

As can be expected, the Clinton Administration supports the ICC. So does the U.S. Senate, which voted 55 to 45 to encourage the establishment of an ICC within the UN system.

Even the American Bar Association has endorsed the concept of the ICC. But that's no real surprise, since the ABA characteristically does nothing to defend our Constitution anyway. The ICC would be a plaything for them. A new court system would allow lawyers to make up the rules as they go along.

However, for the unsuspecting American citizen, such an international criminal court would be a disaster. One important difference is that there will be no right for the accused to confront witnesses, as stipulated in our Sixth Amendment. The UN court will adopt a provision known as Rule 75, which allows witnesses to remain anonymous, even to defendants and their lawyers. And, as in American administrative law courts, a defendant will be classed as guilty until proven innocent.

The United States does not have a very good track record in these world courts, which makes it very difficult to understand how any person respecting our Rule of Law could agree to such wickedness. For example, we lost a series of key cases before the international agency governing commerce and tariffs.

Really, these and dozens of other actions by the Clinton Administration point to only one thing: Clinton is systematically weakening the United States so it will be easier to control when he is secretary-general of the United Nations.

Truly, to protect our American way of life, we must get the UN out of the United States and the United States out of the UN.


We learned a little more of how the law applies to the controlling elite this week. It seems that if someone is involved in a crime and explains it to their spouse, they may then claim 'marital privilege' when questioned about that crime and so will not need to answer questions about it for a grand jury. Thank Hillary for teaching us that one. Apparently she got away with it.

Meanwhile, let's look at laws that may be a little more applicable to our lives.

There is actually a federal law barring "conspiracy against rights" (18 USC 241).

"If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

"If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured -

"They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death."

So, if anyone conspires "to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person . . . in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, . . . they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both."

We could easily read a lot into that, but let's just stick with the exact words of the Bill of Rights.

In the First Amendment, we find that the free exercise of religion is suddenly being threatened. So too are our rights of free speech and assembly. And the Fourth Amendment has been totally trashed lately.

The fact is that nine out of the first ten amendments have been pretty well "interpreted" to a point where they favor the expediency of government agents rather than the American people.

The "Conspiracy against Rights" law, therefore, must not be one that is often enforced. So, let's try another.

There is also a "deprivation of rights under color of law" law (18 USC 242), which applies better to government agencies:

"Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, . . . shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both . . ."

Here again, the law is violated regularly. Any compilation of specific information on citizens would be a violation of the Fourth Amendment. So too would warrantless searches (inspections) by regulatory agencies. For instance, nearly everything the IRS does is a violation of the Constitution.

The sad fact is, most recent laws, rules and regulations violate the Constitutional rights of the people in some way.

Possibly though, we are reading the above laws wrong and the words do not mean exactly what they say. Perhaps there could be some hidden clause in the Rule of Law somewhere that states that laws like the two above apply only to the protected ones: those elected to office, their friends and the bureaucrats.

It must be that. Else, the whole of government is negligent in the enforcement of its own law.

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