Putin and Bush are fishing on the Volga
River. After half an hour Bush complains,
"Vladimir, I'm getting bitten like crazy by mosquitoes, but I haven't seen a single one bothering you."
Putin: "They know better than that."
-Russian Joke About Vladimir Putin
Harry Wu, a dissident, in an
Don Feder wrote an excellent article about the totalitarian nature of China.
Anthony Codevilla's article which appeared in the Washington Times, discusses the appeasement policies of the Clinton administration and the disastrous consequences of those policies. The books
Douglas Stone wrote that:
In fact, in a move that has entrenched significant danger for years to come, the Clinton Administration – as part of a misplaced gesture of trust toward the Chinese and Russians – ended efforts by our military to protect command and control systems from electromagnetic shock weapons. These weapons can bring down systems and physically destroy them, the ultimate cyberwarfare nightmare.
Kathy Shaidle wrote that:
Documents declassified after Clinton left office show that he “personally approved the transfer to China of advanced space technology that can be used for nuclear combat.” ("In all likelihood we will be glowing in the dark before we discover the true extent of the Clinton decade of betrayal," stated Rick Fisher, Asian Security Fellow at the Center for Security Policy.)
Colonels Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui wrote a Chinese military manual titled
Whether it be the intrusions of hackers, a major explosion at the World Trade Center, or a bombing attack by bin Laden, all of these greatly exceed the frequency bandwidths understood by the American military...
The book is chock full of plans and strategies, from using computers, to smuggling illegal immigrants, to manipulating the stock markets, to influencing the U.S. media, to using weapons of mass destruction all to destroy America. Michelle Malkin wrote a book called Invasion, How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores in which she mentioned the alarming influx of illegal Chinese across the southern borders of the United States even a year after 9/11. Recent press reports indicate that China has assisted and continues to assist militarily and economically the Taliban and al-Qaeda even after Sept. 11.
According to a report in geostrategy-direct.com 7/15/03:
The United States has determined that China and North Korea are coordinating efforts to advance Iran's missile and weapons of mass destruction programs. The intelligence community has concluded that China and North Korea have cooperated to produce and deliver components for missile and WMD programs to a number of Middle East clients. China, which last year announced export controls on military and dual-use technologies, produced the components and exported them through North Korea to avoid U.S. sanctions, sources said.
According to WorldnetDaily ('Smart Bomb Technology Moving To China'8/12/03), Leitner,a senior strategic-trade adviser to the DoD, said:
The Chinese are clearly trying to monopolize the world supply of rare-earth materials such as neodymium that are essential to the production of the militarily critical magnets that enable precise guidance and control of our most advanced weapons and aircraft," adding that "rare-earth magnets lie at the heart of many of our most advanced weapons systems, particularly rockets, missiles and precision-guided weapons such as smart bombs and cruise missiles.
By controlling the access to the magnets and the raw materials they are composed of, U.S. industry in general and the auto industry in particular can be held hostage to PRC blackmail and extortion in an effort to manipulate our foreign and military policy," Leitner said. "This highly concentrated control one country, one government will be the sole source of something critical to the U.S. military and industrial base.
According to WorldnetDaily ('Smart Bomb Technology MovingTo China' 8/12/03), the Magnequench factory, a factory in Indiana that produces 80 percentof the rare-earth permanent magnets used in the guidance systems is being moved to China. According to the article:
In terms of the raw materials used to make the permanent magnets, the country's foremost supplier (80 percent) of rare-earth materials (Molycorp) went bankrupt in 1998 and shut down after spending millions to remake its mining facilities following Bureau of Land Management complaints that it was endangering the desert-tortoise environment.
Until 1998, there were essentially two active mines in the world producing rare earths for the exotic magnets the Molycorp mine in Mountain Pass, Calif., and China's Baotou mine.
The year after the U.S. mine shutdown, China met 88 percent of the world demand for rare earths.
Under the Clinton administration China was given permanent most favored nation status regarding economic trade with the United States. One result of this is that they have less to lose if they are uncooperative with the United States. This may be one reason the Chinese (as of April 10th 2001) have been holding hostage the crew of an American surveillance plane that their pilot crashed into. For a collection of news items on appeasement of China click
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