Clinton's Sell-Out of America
Christopher Ruddy, March 10, 1999
It seems incredible, but it's true: Clinton has released classified missile technology to China after receiving political contributions from the communist Chinese ... he has allowed China to take control of port cities on both ends of the strategically-vital Panama Canal ... and Clinton has allowed the Russians and Chinese access to sensitive missile bases, command centers, and shipyards.
Here are the shocking facts:
CLINTON URGED TURNOVER OF LONG BEACH PORT TO THE RED ARMY
When I was in Long Beach a few years ago, local papers were filled with stories of leasing huge military facilities to the Communist Chinese. Here's how the deal was structured:
COSCO -- the Chinese Overseas Shipping Company, a subsidiary of China's People's Liberation Army -- would be allowed to lease the navy shipyards in Long Beach, California for 16 annual payments of $14.5 million a year (total: $232 million). The deal would also have required the Port of Long Beach to spend $235 million to modernize the facilities. In other words, the PLA would have been handed former US naval facilities in Long Beach at a cut-rate cost while taxpayers forked over $235 million to upgrade the facility for the Chinese.
Under a Department of Transportation subsidy program, US taxpayers would have also subsidized 87% of the $157 million cost of COSCO building four new container ships.
What do the Communist Chinese plan to do with the facilities and ships?
Here's one example:
AUTHORIZED IMPORTATION OF 100,000 CHINESE COMBAT RIFLES
In 1996, soon after Clinton had signed a law outlawing importing foreign semi-automatic weapons into the US, he signed a waiver allowing the Chinese Overseas Shipping Co. -- COSCO (a subsidiary of the Red Army) -- to allow them to import 100,000 semi-automatic military rifles into the US, as well as millions of rounds of ammunition. Not content to just bring in semi-automatic weapons, COSCO also tried to smuggle in 2,000 illegal, fully automatic Chinese AK-47s. According to press reports, these weapons were destined to be sold to street gangs in Oakland. That seems like a phony cover story. We still need to know why China tried to smuggle into California enough weapons to equip an army.
CLINTON OPEN US TO RUSSIA AND CHINA
On May 13, 1997, Defense Secretary Cohen signed a military cooperation agreement with Russia. Under the agreement, US and Russian forces would work together on over 100 exercises in 1997 alone. These exercises include joint troop movements, "urban pacification," and US advice for Russian forces killing rebels in Chechnya.
After signing the cooperation agreement, Russian Defense Minister Igor Rodionov toured the National Military Command Center and met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in secret.
In January 1998, Secretary Cohen also signed an agreement to allow cooperation between the US and Chinese militaries.
ALLOWING RUSSIANS TO PHOTOGRAPH US MILITARY BASES
Under the Open Skies Treaty, Russian military planes began flying over and photographing US military bases last year. Chinese military aircraft will be allowed to fly over US military bases beginning in 1999. Information Russia and China obtain from these flyovers would be invaluable if they ever attack the US.
GIVES CONTROL OF THE PANAMA CANAL TO CHINA
The Panama Canal is probably the single most strategically-important piece of real estate in the Western Hemisphere. The US has fought two wars -- in which thousands of Panamanians and hundreds of Americas have died -- to control the Canal. Now it's being handed to the Communist Chinese on a silver platter.
President Clinton has allowed a company controlled by Chinese communists -- Hutchinson-Whampoa Ltd. -- to take control of the Canal cities at both ends of the Canal. Further, under Panamanian Law #5, Hutchinson-Whampoa will determine which ships are allowed to enter the Canal and many of the Canal's operations. This is utterly absurd and frightening.
Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, reminded Congress last summer that "the defense and use of the Panama Canal is wrapped inextricably with the overall global strategy of the United States and the security of the free world."
Moorer vehemently opposed the turnover of the canal to the Chinese, saying it was vital for US oil supplies, and for the transit for US ships and troops in a war, and described the Canal as "essential" in any "military conflict -- past, present, or future."
US SELLS STRATEGIC WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY TO CHINA
On March 23, 1998, The Washington Times revealed a secret Clinton Administration proposal to sell advanced missile technology to China.
Under Clinton, 47 supercomputers have been sold to China, most for use by the Red Army -- the butchers of Tibet and Tiananmen Square. These US computers can be used to target nuclear missiles at America and to build design new and more powerful nuclear weapons.