Obama Sells Missile Tech to China

28 10 2009
China missiles 60th anniversary

Chinese missiles displayed at China's 60th anniversary parade

The respective governments in China and Taiwan are rivals, their enmity dating back to the civil war in China which erupted when Imperial Japan surrendered and so ended the Asia-Pacific sphere of the Second World War. To this day, the Communist Party regime in Beijing claims sovereignty over Taiwan and continues to threaten to use force “if necessary” to “reunite Taiwan with the motherland.”

The United States and Taiwan used to be treaty allies, with America pledging itself to defend Taiwan. All that ended in 1979 when Jimmy Carter established diplomatic relations with China and, concomitantly, abrogated the Mutual Defense Treaty with Taiwan as well as de-recognized the government on Taiwan. Today, the United States does not recognize the fully democratic government on Taiwan and only has relations with “the people” on Taiwan. Such is the Bizarro world of international politics.

As of 2005, according to a Pentagon report to Congress, China had 730 short-range ballistic missiles arrayed on its coast facing Taiwan. Furthermore, on December 22, 2005, a Chinese general said publicly that China would fire nuclear missiles at the west coast of the U.S. if America intervened during a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

Given all this, it is most curious that on October 2, 2009, Obama delegated the functions of the President to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke — an American of Chinese descent and a two-term governor of Washington state, who is visiting China right now.

Specifically, the delegation of powers reads:

Presidential Determination No. 2009–31 of September 29, 2009

Presidential Determination on the Delegation of Certifications Under Section 1512 of Public Law 105-261

Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of Title 3, United States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions of the President under section 1512 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (NDAA). In the performance of your responsibility under this memorandum, you shall consult, as appropriate, the heads of other executive departments and agencies. You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the Federal Register.

So what does Section 1512 authorize?

CERTIFICATION OF EXPORTS OF MISSILE EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY TO CHINA

The President shall certify to the Congress at least 15 days in advance of any export to the People’s Republic of China of missile equipment or technology (as defined in section 74 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797c) that — (1) such export is not detrimental to the United States space launch industry; and (2) the missile equipment or technology, will not measurably improve the missile or space launch capabilities of the People’s Republic of China.

Hmmm…. Do you think this has anything to do with the fact that China is the largest foreign holder of US treasury securities — at $797.1billion (August 2009)? Or that, of late, China has been making noises about replacing the dollar with a pan-Asia currency?

~Eowyn

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9 responses

28 10 2009
Doc's Wife

Have been hoping that this is not true: Our son that is a student @ Western N.C. has a friend who is a surveyor. This person says that his latest job is surveying the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park and Nantahala Forest for the US Govt. This is supposed to be for purpose of using our land as collaterol for Chinese loans.

28 10 2009
Eowyn

That’s most interesting, Doc’s Wife.

As of August 2009, according to the U.S. Treasury, China is the largest foreign holder of US treasury securities — $797.1billion. http://www.ustreas.gov/tic/mfh.txt

So what if Beijing wants to redeem those bonds & notes tomorrow? We hand over to China the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park and Nantahala Forest?

Insasne!

28 10 2009
velenda

I think I need to go back to farmin in Farmtown on face book…. Your site is really beginning to scare the crap out of me…
I know we have sold information to other countries before, but the fact that we could have 8 years of a Spineless wimp at the head of the line makes all of this Not Ok…. Say what you want aabout Bush but atleast we all were safe…

28 10 2009
marianne

was watching glenn tonight he was talking about china and getting US property he was cut off before he could finish the sentence with a commercial,I thought that strange, then I went to repubx and saw this headline and article with soros interview

Soros: China Will Lead New World Order (warns Americans against resisting)

http://216.221.102.26/blogger/post/Soros-China-Will-Lead-New-World-Order.aspx

28 10 2009
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28 10 2009
jocaasbe

Marianne,
Thanks for the info in your comment.
I think Soros is the most dangerous man currently on the planet. Too much money and too much power especially in the hands of a liberal. I for one will never give into a Chinese empowerment of the U.S. Who are they to lead anything?

29 10 2009
giovanniworld

And a Marxist liberal at that!

Gio-

29 10 2009
Steve

Why would they want our missiles……….theirs are probably better anyway..
Groan………..

6 05 2010
StopTheRhetoric

Wow! You mean Obama did the same thing that W did? No way!

Incredible we have the 3rd President in a row that has allowed Sales to China, even while selling missiles to Tiawan, which is exactly what Obama did at the same time.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2010/0112/China-tests-anti-missile-technology-after-US-sells-Taiwan-missiles

An article that points to both W and Clinton selling to China…

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_27_18/ai_90114133/

In the end, the one and only reason we went to China is Capitalism. Dergulation combined with rampant deunionization, opened the door for the greed of Capitalism to kick the cr-p out of thoughtful Nationalism.

So unless you are trying to say that the GOP is anti Capitalism and Pro Union, not sure of the point of this post other than misinform and enflame.

If you are going to address a situation than address it in the context of other’s actions.

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