Let's see. In the past few months, the White House has flown the Chinese flag, the Empire State Building lit up in red and yellow, and now the Director of Communications at 1600 has declared that Chairman Mao is her favorite philosopher. Anyone see a pattern? If you don't, you're blind. If you do see a pattern, this will make you sick.
According to the Washington Times, the authority to sell weapons and space technology to China has been handed off from the White House to the Commerce Department. Critics of the move say that this will loosen the export controls and that China may ultimately benefit. Gee...YA THINK??? BHO doesn't do anything unless he or our enemies benefit.
Obamarx issued a "presidential determination" on September 29 that gives authority to approve the transfer of space and missile technology to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (photo), the only Chinese-American (third generation) to hold the position of governor within this country.
Eugene Cottilli, a spokesman for Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, said under new policy the U.S. government will rigorously monitor all sensitive exports to China. Does anyone truly believe this? Yours truly sure as hell does not. They'll be watching, all right. They'll be watching that the American people don't catch wind of what they're up to.
To read the full story at the Washington Times, click here.
Why is Dear Leader doing this? Well listen, my children, and you shall hear. It's a bit of a history lesson, but it helps make sense of this debacle.
In the late 1990's, there was a scandal involving Space Systems/Loral and Hughes Electronics Corp., two companies who were found to have shared technology with the Chinese that helped China develop a long-range missile system. The companies were fined $20 million and $32 million, respectively, by the State Department.
On the heels of that scandal, Congress passed a law in 1999 that requires the president to certify in advance that any exported technology to China will not harm the U.S. space-launch program and that "missile equipment or technology, including any indirect technical benefit that could be derived from such export, will not measurably improve the missile or space launch capabilities of the People's Republic of China." (Section 1512 of the law)
So let me see if I got this straight. BHO transferred the power to export missile technology to the Commerce Secretary, thereby skirting the law and freeing himself from all political culpability. Sound about right? I hope so. Haven't had coffee yet.
While I understand that right now China holds the notes on part of our national debt and that poses a serious problem, at what point will our defense be compromised? It sounds like extortion. Either we give the Chinese what they want, or they call in the loans. Yep. Definitely sounds like blackmail.
The Constitution defines "treason" as giving AID (and not humanitarian aid) and comfort to the enemy. While I'm no Constitutional expert, how does this not fit the definition of "treason?" And how much further into bed is Dear Leader going to crawl when it comes to China? At the rate he's going, BHO is going to make the Clinton relationships with John Huang and Charlie Tree look like child's play.
Screw impeachment. I say go for the jugular: treason.
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