Saturday, March 11, 2006

We Should Have Nipped It In The Bud

In spite of their co-operation with us in the ISS (and I consider this a mistake on our part) Russia is neither our friend nor ally.

In spite of our economic "co-operation" and massive trade deficit China is not our friend either.

Mr. Bush needs to seriously reduce or eliminate our work with both countries right now. What is happening is a major threat, far worse than our porous border to the south. Unfortunately neither party is willing to do this.

Both countries are co-operating with our enemies on the war on terror. What is even worse is that we knew of the problems in the 90s. They were ignored for political reasons. (And it makes no sense for Russia to help Iran considering that they have their own problems with the Jihad right now - talk about suicidal policies.)

Frontpage Magazine once again leads the way with the transcript of a speech by Congressman Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania, who was also the chairman of the Defense Research Subcommittee.

According to the speech by Congressman Weldon, we gained evidence that Russia was helping Iran build the Shahab-3 Missle (which is now ready for use) in 1997. Here is what happened afterwards: Because of Gordon Oehler’s work, we introduced the Iran Missile Sanctions bill. I was a prime sponsor and had bipartisan support. In spite of Al Gore personally lobbying against the bill, we passed it in the House with 398 votes. I got called back down to the White House a second time. The vice president lobbied us for another 90 minutes, before the Senate voted and passed it with 98 votes. That was four months before Clinton vetoed the bill.

Further endangering us was the transfer of missle technology to China; that happened in the 1990s as well. That technology is now being transfered, by China, to Iran. It is AMERICAN technology that is being used to build these missles. Missles that are now threatening Israel and other non-Islamic countries.

I was especially intrigued to know that our defense budget was 9% of our GNP under John Kennedy and by 2000 had slipped to 2.5% and saddened by his testimony of friends lost on 9/11.

As I read about Able-Danger and Gorelick, it is all I can do to avoid screaming in frustration. We knew about Atta and his boys in 2000 but the data was destroyed before it could be used. The press needs to pursue this like a pack of bloodhounds, but they won't because it will take them in direction they do not wish to go; the politics are all wrong so it must not be pursued.

There is more to say but I need to cool off a little so I can write coherently.


Blogger Tom said...

I'm worried about China. So many different companies are investing billions into this Communist country with a huge army and loads of nuclear missles. Should they decide to nationalize (i.e., take over) all the factories and businesses, there will be no recourse. Companies and the world in general will go under in the resulting economic chaos.

We are funding our own distruction...

12:41 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

The press will NEVER report on the truth about any of this. It won't help the movement to advance socialist/communist causes in their never ending effort to create a "socialist global community", a world without borders.

2:02 PM  
Blogger NEO, SOC said...

Here is the problem the press forgets to get: The fences were erected for a particular reason. Borders are bigger fences. And if we tear down the fences and not ask why they were there in the first place; we will deal with the consequences of such ignorance in ways we'd never conceive. It's coming and I think this tide will not be staved with common sense.

2:23 PM  
Blogger armed_and_christian said...

To think I spent all that time learning Koine Greek and come to find out I should've learned Mexican, Mandarin, or Arabic. Maybe there's still time for a semester or two from IVY Tech. Who do you think is going to topple us first?

4:20 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Wait a minute folks! It's not over until the fat lady sings, remember? Let's not be so pessimistic.

I get frustrated too. Last night I actually cried out of sheer frustration. The @#$%* media was the reason for that. They tick me off almost as much as the terrorists... not quite, but almost. Still, I think we will get through this.

The utlimate optimist; that's me. But I have to have hope. Without it I'm a gonner and the rest of this crap won't matter.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

A&C - more and more schools are teaching Chinese. Hmmm

8:10 PM  

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