Chinese Nuclear Theft
Will We Soon Hear The Word "Treason?"
The following are excerpts from a March 15, 1999, address delivered on the floor of the U.S. Senate by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). To read the complete statement, go to Sen. Inhofe's web site at
"I am stating that the President withheld information and covered up the Chinese theft of our technology.
"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.
"Let me tell you what President Clinton did during this period of time:
-- During this period of time, the President misled the American people on numerous occasions about the threat posed by strategic nuclear missiles in the post-Cold War era.
-- During this period of time, President Clinton made statements on over 130 separate occasions, such as the following: "For the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age, there is not a single solitary nuclear missile pointed at an American child tonight. Not one. Not a single one."
-- During this period of time, he knew that China was targeting up to 18 intercontinental ballistic missiles at American children.
-- During this period of time, President Clinton signed export control waivers that allowed his top campaign fundraiser's aerospace company to transfer sensitive U.S. missile guidance technology to China.
-- During this period of time, he shifted the prime satellite export responsibility from the State Department to the Commerce Department, making it easier for China and others to get sensitive military-related U.S. technology.
-- During this period of time, President Clinton hosted over 100 White House fundraisers as part of a larger aggressive scheme to raise campaign contributions, many from illegal foreign sources, primarily including sources in China. Among guests permitted to attend these White House fundraisers were a convicted felon and a Chinese arms dealer.
-- During this period of time, John Huang, Charlie Trie, Johnny Chung, James Riady and others with strong ties to China were deeply involved, with the President's knowledge, in raising Chinese-tainted campaign cash for the Clinton campaign.
-- During this period of time, John Huang, who had been given a security clearance without a background check, was permitted to receive numerous classified CIA briefings, both during and after his stay at the Commerce Department.
-- And during this period of time, President Clinton was successfully stopping the deployment of a national missile defense system, exposing every American life to a missile attack, leaving us with no defense against an intercontinental ballistic missile.
"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 serous than the Rosenbergs.
"This is about the real word 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 that concerns the life and death of every citizen.
"Last year, you may remember how it was revealed that the Clinton Administration had changed the approval process for high technology satellite transfers-and how waivers were granted for American companies so they could launch satellites in China. This ultimately resulted in China acquiring advanced U.S. missile guidance technology, making their missiles more accurate and more reliable. President Clinton personally signed the waiver allowing China to acquire this missile technology. Let me repeat, President Clinton personally signed the waiver allowing China to acquire this missile technology.
"Executives of these two corporations that benefited-Loral and Hughes-were among the largest financial contributors to President Clinton's campaign effort. But this is not important, Mr. President, because the motive for aiding and abetting our adversaries could be money, or it could be some kind of perverted allegiance to these countries, or it could be a total indifference to the security of the lives of Americans. The motive is not important. The fact is President Clinton did it and he knew exactly what he was doing.
"This administration obviously wanted nothing to interfere with developing good relations with China. While it was soliciting and accepting campaign contributions from China, it was dragging its feet on investigating the most egregious espionage operation China had ever succeeded in pulling off in the U.S., a breach of security that could potentially put the lives of millions of Americans at great risk.
"Just think...that with the technology that the President has transferred to China and what China has stolen and the President has covered up, China is now capable of producing a 150 kiloton bomb small enough to fit ten of them on top of one missile, each bomb targeted at a different American city with accuracy and reliability. Just extrapolating the numbers, that--in theory--is enough destructive power to kill as many as 7,500,000 Americans-with just one missile.
"So finallylet 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.
"Mr. President, everything I have said during the course of the last 30 minutes is absolutely true. I hope America is listening. We've got a nation to save."
Please join us in agreeing prayer:
-- Dear Heavenly Father, America has not obeyed the Lord our God. We have not followed all Your commands nor kept Your decrees. And now our enemies have stolen from us and are ready to destroy us (Deut 28:47-52).
-- Lord, we ask for a Spirit of Repentance to come upon Your Church. Cause us to RETURN to You with all our heart, with FASTING and WEEPING and MOURNING (Joel 2).
-- We ask for FAVOR to be given to Godly leaders such as Sen. Inhofe. May You
ESTABLISH the just and cause the wickedness of the wicked to come to an end (Ps 2:10-12; 5:12; 7:9).
-- Continue to EXPOSE the works of darkness with the LIGHT of Your Truth (1Cor 4:5; Eph 5:11; 2 Pe 2:9).
-- May all that we do bring GLORY to You, in Christ's Name we pray! Amen.
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