You just have to wonder at what point in time do the Clintons feel any sort of duty to put the country above themselves? The simple answer: never.
A current report in the Daily Caller reminds us just how the Clintons love to put their own wealth above the security of the United States.
“Former President Bill Clinton approved the sale of sensitive U.S. missile technology to China following donations from a key missile manufacturer to his campaign, in a move prescient of the Clinton Foundation’s “pay-to-play” activities.”
“The Commerce Department subsequently approved Loral’s application for the licenses, prompting the Clinton administration to officially approve the sale of the missile tech to China on May 10, 1999. Clinton pledged in a letter that the export would neither harm national security, nor significantly boost China’s space capabilities.”
“Approval was recommended by the Departments of Commerce, State and Defense and is consistent with our policy of supporting the launch of U.S. communications satellites by China subject to strong safeguards being in place,” said National Security Council spokesman David Leavy, according to The New York Times.”
You are probably thinking to yourself, as the Clintons often do, this is super old news. It’s True! But it has a huge relevance to a new development in China.
As reported by Popular Military,
“The Chinese are set to schedule public flights of their new Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter- and a few features look awfully similar to American fifth-generation fighters. While the Chinese vehemently deny the claim that the J-20 is anything but an original piece of work, previous reports point to the theory that the fighter is the result of stolen information and technology that was developed by the United States.
The Chinese stealing technology from western nations (in an attempt to reverse-engineer and compete) is nothing new- earlier in the year, a Chinese national pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to hack data on the F-22 on behalf of the Chinese government. In addition, Chinese hackers have been stealing secrets from US Government contractors for some time.”
Compare that statement to the current state of our own U.S. Air Force, the smallest and oldest combat fleet of aircraft since we created the modern U.S. Air Force. We’ve shared here the reports of our aviation maintenance crews searching out museums and aviation boneyards in order to maintain our current fixed wing combat aviation fleet. And yes, we know the F-35 has been plagued with issues, within the last two months seeing many of the fleet grounded. This is why we need a serious examination and analysis of our weapon system procurement and acquisition process.
We have to first secure our technology and then reduce the time from concept development to fielding. Peace comes through strength, and a highly capable military that can be a deterrent force – that’s what’s at stake.
I fully trust our young men and women, the best combat aviators in the world, but we have to equip them with the best systems. Now, that does mean assessing where we can implement SLEP (service life enhancement programs), such as with the A-10 Warthog close air support platform. So many want to gut our military, but that only sends a very clear message to our enemies and state actors such as China and Russia, that we’re letting our guard down.
Like it or not, we’re in a race and we always will be, the weak lose. It’s as simple as that. Is history repeating itself? It’s just like when the world sat back and watched Nazi Germany build an impeccable war machine — and test out those weapons and new tactics in the Spanish Civil War.
Yes, Russia, and maybe even soon China, is implementing its new systems in Syria. And where do you think China want to test out the J-20? Is this the reason the Philippines President Duterte, made his very terrible comments to the public about “separating” from the United States. It’s been said time and time again, that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
I don’t know about anyone else, but, I think that this is a bit of history we REALLY do not need to repeat.
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