May 24, 1998
by: Doug Fiedor
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That said, our primary question should be: How did a backward communist dictatorship like China get the technology necessary to aim and deliver huge nuclear warheads to the United States? Those of us who follow such things remember that the Chinese rockets usually exploded on the launch pads which, for the security of the United States, was great.
Then suddenly, if like magic, China not only got its rockets to work properly, they jumped ten steps ahead with the sophisticated guidance systems necessary to target American cities.
One would think that type of guidance system technology would be secret. And one would be correct. It is secret. Secret from us American citizens, anyway. Our American tax dollars paid for the development of that technology, but we may not see it. China can own it, but we cannot see it. China may send it to us, guiding a nuclear warhead to kill us, but that is the only way we American citizens will ever get close to that electronics.
It appears that someone screwed up. Some American(s) authorized the transfer of our premier top secret missile guidance systems to the enemy, who then used that technology to target missiles at us (and if they were not the enemy, they would not be targeting us!). That appears to be a rather unique foreign policy ploy by this administration.
To find out how this happened we must follow the money trail. Which, as usual, revolves mostly around campaign donations.
The communist Chinese military, as reported, spread around a few million dollars in campaign donations, mostly to Democrats. One route was via Liu Chao-ying, a lieutenant colonel in the Red Chinese army, the daughter of General Liu Huaquing, a top Communist Party official. She is also an official in the military owned China Aerospace company, and so had a keen interest in our rocket technology. Anyway, she came over here on the sly, specifically to donate to the Clinton reelection campaign and gather contacts and information. She was allowed to meet with Clinton at fund-raiser functions and even had her picture taken with Clinton.
It doesn't say much for our Secret Service and spook agencies when a communist military officer can come here, out of uniform, and without admitting who she really is, and meet with the President of the United States. Or, perhaps our security people are not totally inept and the Clinton team knew exactly who she was but took the illegal campaign donations anyway. You decide. Either way, we have a huge problem.
Pressure to approve this potentially disastrous technology transfer also came from another group: Loral, the equipment manufacturer. Interestingly enough, the company's chairman, Bernard Schwartz, has been the Democratic Party's largest individual campaign donor for the last few years. He says that he "was not personally involved in any aspect of this matter." Sure. We bet that no one bothered to tell him that Loral was suddenly involved in billions of dollars of high technology contracts with communist China and needed Clinton's approval to sell even more. Right!
Schwartz didn't want anything for that $2-million he gave to the Democrats. Neither did the Red Chinese. They were just contributing big bucks because they were such good citizens supporting good government. Sure. Everyone does that. Even Chinese communists.
Last week, even President Clinton denied that satellite and missile technology sales to China were influenced by campaign donations. "I can tell you that the decisions we made, we made because we thought they were in the interests of the American people," Clinton said. He also added that if someone tried to influence those decisions, it should be investigated. It will.
That was an interesting comment, coming from a President: The transfer of the technology necessary to target us with huge nuclear weapons was "in the interests of the American people." Note that he did not say "best" interests, though. Slick, that guy.
Luckily, not all Democrats believe Clinton anymore. Last week on "Fox News Sunday," Sen. Joseph R. Biden (D-Delaware) called for a full investigation: "It bothers me, quite frankly. . . . This is serious stuff, and it should be pursued. If, in fact, there is any evidence that any political official . . . anywhere in the administration . . . knew that there was a correlation of quid pro quo, it should be ferreted out. The person should be indicted and put in jail, no matter who it is," the Washington Times reported Biden saying.
On last Sunday's Meet the Press, National Security Adviser Sandy Berger attempted to deny that Clinton made these policy decisions on the basis of campaign donations. Berger said the president's decision to allow the export of satellite and guided missile technology to China was an effort to restrain China from selling weapons technology to other countries -- which might destabilize Asia and the Middle East.
Well, that explains it all then. Stabilizing the Middle East outranks the security of the people of the United States to this administration. OK. But that also presents a unique Constitutional crisis.
There's not really much we need to know here. The Clinton, Clinton & Gore campaign coffers and the Democratic Party collected millions of dollars in campaign donations from the communist Chinese. The Communist Chinese wanted the sophisticated technology necessary to launch satellites and target ICBM's. The Chief Executive of Loral also donated about two million bucks to the Democratic Party, which was used for the Clinton campaign. Loral, of course, wanted to sell communist China billions of dollars worth of high tech equipment.
It's all quite straight forward: Loral bought the right to sell. The communist Chinese military bought the right to buy. And communist China then used the technology, which was developed with our tax dollars, to build missiles with nuclear warheads to target us.
The State Department warned the White House staff that Loral engaged in 'unlawful' and 'criminal' activity by providing valuable help to the Chinese rocket program. The Justice Department was ready to indict the company. Clinton, however, gave Loral the required waiver to do even more business with Red China.
After examining some of the administration's documents on this fiasco last Friday, House International Relations Committee Chairman Benjamin Gilman (R-N.Y.), was not happy. "It's obvious the president was advised not to proceed with the satellite waiver because it was in violation of national security," Gilman said. "What we're finding is certainly indicative that a more intensive review is required."
Sitting here in the foothills of Appalachia, it seems to us that someone is a traitor -- if not a traitor to the people of the United States, then certainly a traitor to common sense.
It's time this administration -- all of them -- get the hell out of government.
2 USC 441e makes it "unlawful for a foreign national directly or through any other person to make any contribution of money or other thing of value, or to promise expressly or impliedly to make any such contribution, in connection with an election to any political office or in connection with any primary election, convention, or caucus held to select candidates for any political office; or for any person to solicit, accept, or receive any such contribution from a foreign national." Yet, Al Gore, Ron Brown, Senator Chris Dodd, John Huang, a couple dozen Members of Congress, and quite a few others at the Democratic National Committee headquarters knowingly and actively solicited and accepted funds from foreign nationals. It's not just China, either. Israel, Japan, Taiwan, and Indonesia count too. Lobbyists representing foreign concerns regularly contribute to campaign funds and political parties.
2 USC 441f states that: "No person shall make a contribution in the name of another person or knowingly permit his name to be used to effect such a contribution, and no person shall knowingly accept a contribution made by one person in the name of another person." That would include those fifty-some fictitious contributors whose addresses are all listed as the DNC headquarters, Gore's fund-raiser at the Buddhist Temple, all of Johnny Chung's campaign contributions, and the activities of at least 53 other Clinton campaign workers. It also brings to mind all those campaign contributions made by special interest lobbyists.
18 USC 600 states that, "Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment, position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity or for the support of or opposition to any candidate or any political party in connection with any general or special election to any political office, or in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."
This would include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Harold Ickes., Senator Chris Dodd, and a whole cast of characters in the Commerce Department and the DNC. This law is unenforceable because the activity is the mainstay of campaign finance politics. Even regulatory agencies are guilty of this one. In fact, most of Washington, including the media, is guilty.
18 USC 602 states: "It shall be unlawful for . . . a person receiving any salary or compensation for services from money derived from the Treasury of the United States; to knowingly solicit any contribution within the meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 from any other such officer, employee, or person. Any person who violates this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 3 years, or both." Many in Congress violate this law regularly.
18 USC 603 states that: "It shall be unlawful for an officer or employee of the United States or any department or agency thereof, or a person receiving any salary or compensation for services from money derived from the Treasury of the United States, to make any contribution within the meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to any other such officer, employee or person or to any Senator or Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress, if the person receiving such contribution is the employer or employing authority of the person making the contribution. Any person who violates this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both." Clinton, Clinton & Gore violated this law, as have most Members of Congress -- it's common even on the floor of the House.
18 USC 607 makes it "unlawful for any person to solicit or receive any contribution within the meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by any person mentioned in section 603, or in any navy yard, fort, or arsenal. Any person who violates this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both." That includes Bill, Hillary and Al "dialing for dollars" from the White House as well as the nearly 200 campaign functions held there. Also Harold Ickes soliciting union money from the White House.
18 USC 1001 states that: "Whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States knowingly and willfully falsifies, conceals or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations, or makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious or fraudulent statement or entry, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both." Currently, this does not seem to apply to Congressional investigations, though. Many of the people appearing before Congressional committees lie, and nothing is ever done about it. It does seem to include the Election Commission, however. Probably the Office of the Independent Counsel, too.
18 USC 1510 states that: "Whoever willfully endeavors by means of bribery to obstruct, delay, or prevent the communication of information relating to a violation of any criminal statute of the United States by any person to a criminal investigator shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both." That would include just about everyone in the White House and quite a few in Congress. In fact, the White House hired at least 35 (taxpayer paid) lawyers specifically to run interference in the campaign finance investigation, as well as the many other investigations. Bribery and intimidation are the favored tactics of the White House.
18 USC 1956 states that: "(a)(1) Whoever, knowing that the property involved in a financial transaction represents the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity, conducts or attempts to conduct such a financial transaction which in fact involves the proceeds of specified unlawful activity," and, "(A)(i) with the intent to promote the carrying on of specified unlawful activity; or (ii) with intent to engage in conduct constituting a violation of section 7201 or 7206 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or (B) knowing that the transaction is designed in whole or in part - (i) to conceal or disguise the nature, the location, the source, the ownership, or the control of the proceeds of specified unlawful activity; or (ii) to avoid a transaction reporting requirement under State or Federal law, shall be sentenced to a fine of not more than $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the transaction, whichever is greater, or imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or both."
That would include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Harold Ickes, John Huang, Chris Dodd, the leadership at the DNC, and quite a few Clinton appointees. It also includes members of the Teamsters Union and the AFL-CIO -- at least three of the union perpetrators already admitted their guilt in court and agreed to help prosecutors.
18 USC 4 makes illegal the misprision of felony. This law states: "Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both."
Guilty of misprision of felony are Hillary and Al; Harold Ickes and every other publicly paid lawyer in the White House; most of Congress for protecting Senator (and then DNC Chairman) Chris Dodd and other Members of Congress for involvement in and knowledge of laundering foreign campaign funds; and the FBI, CIA, NSA and Justice Department for looking the other way for over four years. Not only did the federal spook agencies and FBI know about the Red Chinese intentions years ago, they told five Members of Congress they knew. Then, they dummied up and allowed White House involvement.
18 USC 3 makes Accessory after the fact a felony: "Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact." This one includes most of the White House and half of Congress.
18 USC 242 makes it illegal for a government official to deprive rights under color of law: "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."
This would include the White House causing IRS problems for detractors. It would also include the White House "secret police" investigations of Starr, Thompson, Burton, Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch, Linda Tripp, and a large number of others.
18 USC 241 makes the participation in a conspiracy to violate someone's rights a felony: "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; . . . they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both."
Violating this law is common by the Clinton, Clinton & Gore team. From intimidating women during the "bimbo eruption" exercise to causing "visits" by federal agents and regulators, both 18 USC 241 and 18 USC 242 were intentionally violated hundreds of times. The popular press overflowed with occurrences, but nothing was ever done about it. Nor will it be. Most of Congress think this is the way government is supposed to be operated.
18 USC 219 states that: "Whoever, being a public official, is or acts as an agent of a foreign principal required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 or a lobbyist required to register under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 in connection with the representation of a foreign entity, as defined in section 3(6) of that Act shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both." That includes those thousands of administration bureaucrats actively involved in imposing UN and UNESCO directives on the American public. It appears that John Huang secretly helped the administration by representing China while working at the Commerce Department. Others obviously did the same from the background.
Those in government know very well that, without "special arrangements," the Department of Justice will not arrest even one public official for any of the above laws. Else, the finger pointing would start, and most of the officials in Washington could ultimately be indicted. Instead, Justice picked up a couple of the minor players and charged them with relatively lesser crimes.
More recently, because so many of the
Washington elite are guilty of one or more of these
felonies, Congress is discussing hearings behind closed
doors. Folks, we must not allow that to happen.
A few good references:
Senate Government Affairs Committee: http://www.senate.gov/~gov_affairs/
House Government Reform Committee: http://www.house.gov/reform/hearings.htm
Judicial Watch depositions: http://www.judicialwatch.org/main.html
More JW Depositions at: Washington Weekly: http://www.federal.com/
Washington Weekly on Whitewater: http://www.federal.com/whitew.html
Washington Weekly on Chinagate: http://www.federal.com/China91.html
"This is a national security matter," said House Speaker Newt Gingrich after a meeting with other GOP leaders. Reports "of the Chinese military's effort to infiltrate the American political system are so serious that they require the legislative branch to get at the facts immediately."
House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt has come out against the select committee. "It's obvious to me we have a Congress that is of investigations, for investigations, by investigations and only about investigations. And we're not doing the people's business," Gephardt complained. But that is to be expected. He was one of the Members of Congress who received some of that illegal communist Chinese money.
Oliver North charged the Clinton administration with applying what he calls the "four-D" rule in responding to any questioning of their behavior. "First of all, denial. Second of all, delay. Third of all, distract people with other issues. And finally, destroy the person who is asking the questions!"
Yeah. And we await with interest all the news leaks that will soon be plastered all over the news on Representative Cox. Hillary's disinformation team is probably creating dirt on Cox right now; knowing very well that their surrogates in the liberal national media will use anything the White House leaks on Republicans.
Ollie continued, "What I'm hoping for is a patriot that measures up to Dan Burton on the other side of the aisle, who is going to stand up and ask that question that Howard Baker once asked: What did the President know, and when did he know it?"
Look for that to happen soon. Just as soon as the Lords and Ladies of The Hill start realizing that there is a very large communist Chinese warhead pointed right at them, and that these Chinese dictators do not have much respect for human life.
Right now, Clinton defenders are still defining the situation as a satellite delivery problem. That's mostly obfuscation. Because, the technology needed to put a satellite into orbit is the same as that used to deliver nuclear warheads. That's why, before Clinton authorized the Chinese to receive it, the technology was top secret.
Last week, Senator Fred Thompson was generally vindicated. Thompson is still trying to say that he was hamstrung by the classified information provided to his committee by the CIA and the FBI. In other words, it's secret information -- not from the Lords and Ladies of The Hill or from the Chinese, but secret from the American people. Of course, that fit right in with what obstructionist Democrat committee members like John Glenn, Richard Durbin, Robert Torricelli, and Carl Levin wanted.
Now they're talking about this national security stuff again. Some in Congress say that the new hearings should be mostly secret. Americans have no right to know, they say, because most of the technology is still classified -- and anyway, part of the information comes from the spook agencies.
In other words, it looks like this national security ruse may again be used to keep the wrongdoing of government officials secret from the American people.
Some Democrats and Republicans are calling for an independent counsel. Janet Reno, of course, says there is not yet enough evidence of wrongdoing in this matter. Apparently those 13 huge warheads sitting atop those ICBM's, using our top secret American technology as guidance systems and pointed at our cities, do not impress Reno.
Not enough evidence indeed! The barbarians running communist China did not invent that equipment. American taxpayers footed the bill for the development of that technology.
We should take it back, too. Or, destroy it. Soon.
Meanwhile, we must not allow closed door hearings. We have a right to know exactly what happened. Let's tell them so.
Here's the updated list of Congresspersons who received campaign contributions from Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz. Please contact them and ask them to recuse themselves from any hearings regarding Loral since they will have a conflict of interest due to the money they received from Schwartz.
Sen. Carol Mosely Braun, Illinois, 98
Sen. Max. Baucus, Montana, 96
Sen. Tom Daschle, North Dakota, 98
Sen. Chris Dodd, Connecticut, 98
Sen. Byron Dorgan, North Dakota, 98
Sen. Russ Feingold , Wisconsin 96
Rep. Martin Frost, Texas, 94
Sen. Ernest Hollings, South Carolina, 98
Sen. Ted Kennedy, Mass. ,96, 94
Sen. Bob Kerrey, Nebraska, 98, 96, 94
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey, 94
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Vermont, 98
Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan, 96
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland, 98
Sen. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada, 98
Sen. Chuck Robb, Virginia, 94
Sen. Bob Torricelli, New Jersey, 96
Rep. Jane Harman, Calif. 98, 96, 94 (Governor Candidate)
Rep. Maurice Hinchey, New York, 96
Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island, 98
Rep. Charles Rangel, New York, 96
Rep. Charles Schumer, New York, 98, 96 (Senate Candidate)
Sen. Al D'Amato, New York, 98, 96