Thursday, August 25, 2005

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Remember all of those articles from the 1990's, regarding the Clinton administration transferring US computer technology to China? Articles like 'Webb Hubbell and the NSA'.

Remember this letter to Bill Clinton by US Defense CEOs? Article at NewsMax.

May 3, 1996 letter signed by the CEOs of Hughes, Lockheed and Loral, the three executives expressed their thanks directly to Bill Clinton.

"In October of last year we wrote to you asking you to complete the transfer of responsibility for commercial satellite export licensing to the Department of Commerce. Your administration recently announced its intention to do just that."

"We greatly appreciate this action which demonstrates again your strong commitment to reforming the U.S. export control system," states a letter signed by Hughes CEO Armstrong, Lockheed CEO Norman Augustine and Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz.

It gets worse...
In the end Hughes was charged with 123 counts of violating national security. All of the violations took place during Armstrong's term as head of Hughes. Hughes pleaded no contest to the 123 charges filed by the U.S. State Department and has since paid a record fine.
Fast Forward to Today...

When I see articles like Hackers Attack Via Chinese Web Sites, which outlines the overwhelming efforts of Chinese hackers to burrow into our defenses, I am so glad we are actively engaged in all that wonderful business over there.

It really makes you feel warm and fuzzy, doesn't it?

Lunch over at Basil's blog.


Dr. Phat Tony said...

It's horrible for our country's security and bad for the employees of those companies. Sucks to work for a company that takes on national security contracts and then sells their country down the river.

Insolublog said...

Not just horrible; It's treason. Unfortunately, nobody connected to Washington ever pays the price.

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Nightcrawler said...

Gut-wrenching... but their food is sooooo good! Is it a conspiracy? Are all of the Chinese restauranteers actually Chinese agents sent here to spy on us?

Insolublog said...

I have no issue with Americans of Chinese origin, who are here to do honest business and labor. I love Chinese food too. None of those guys has any time for spying!