Elder Patriot’s Opinion – What is it with Democratic Party presidential candidates and their willingness to dismiss the security challenges posed by hostile foreign governments. It’s almost as though they consider themselves agents of these powers.
Matthew Vadum recounted former Democrat President Bill Clinton’s dealings with the Red Chinese:
As president, Bill Clinton essentially wiped out any strategic advantage the U.S. had by selling advanced U.S. missile technology to our enemy, the People’s Republic of China.
That “administration’s voluntary release of all the secrets of America’s nuclear tests, combined with the systematic theft of the secrets that were left as a result of its lax security controls, effectively wiped out America’s technological edge,” David Horowitz writes in the recently published, The Black Book of the American Left Volume 7: The Left in Power: Clinton to Obama.
Unlike the administrations that preceded it, the Clinton administration accepted millions of dollars from the military and intelligence services of at least one hostile foreign power. All of this was done in exchange for illegal campaign contributions from a massive totalitarian country determined to eclipse the U.S. as a world superpower.
President Clinton also lifted security controls, allowing thieves to access other vital military technologies, while disarming his own side and opposing needed defenses.
“One of the key technological breaks China received, without having to spy to get it, was the deliverance of supercomputers once banned from export for security reasons,” writes Horowitz.
Try finding any serious investigative journalism covering this in the Washington Post or the New York Times.
The next Democrat to occupy the White House was Manchurian President Barack Obama. Obama relaxed sanctions against Iran, freeing $150 Billion to bail out the failed statist economic policies of world’s leading terrorist nation.
We’ve been desensitized to these amounts so let George Phillips of the Gatestone Institute put it into context:
In 1947, U.S. President Truman made history by launching the Marshall Plan, sending $13 billion (about $140 billion in today’s dollars) to help rebuild post-war
Europe, in order to prevent Western Europe from falling to Communist expansion.
Today President Obama is trying to make history through an Iranian nuclear deal that will give an astounding $150 billion of sanctions relief to a regime that was in 2014 considered by the U.S. Department of State, along with Sudan and Syria, one of the world’s leading sponsors of terrorism.
The Marshall Plan was spread out over 17 countries that were U.S. allies and considered critical in the long struggle that would put Soviet communism on the “ash-heap of history,” in the words of President Ronald Reagan.
Under the President Obama’s disastrous Iran nuclear deal, $150 billion would go to a single regime that has been a state sponsor of terrorism for the entire 36 years of its existence.
Obama freed more money to a single country than was used to rebuild 17 countries in Western Europe.
Essentially, Obama provided the economic relief for Iran to continue its horrifying human rights record in imprisonments, torture, and widespread executions while giving it time to finish the development of its nuclear capabilities.
But that wasn’t the only game of footsies that Obama played with a hostile foreign state.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican challenger Mitt Romney, commented that Russia posed the greatest threat to the United States by a foreign power.
Obama chided Romney that the cold war was over and that the 1980’s had called and wanted its foreign policy back.
Obama proceeded to sell Uranium to Russia and to transfer our most sensitive cyber technologies to their developing version of Silicon Valley in Skolkovo.
In light of the past two-and-a-half year “Russian meddling” ordeal we’ve been through, and everything we are learning about Obama’s role in creating it, it’s becoming impossible to defend him.
The Democrats’ chosen successor as president was Hillary Clinton who, evidence strongly suggests, used the Uranium transfer to massively enrich herself.
Now along comes Joe Biden, the leading contender to become the Democratic president nominee. He’s been in the race for less than a week and, following in the footsteps of his party’s criminal leaders of the past, is already dismissing China as a threat.
Biden: China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man.
They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the east, I mean in the west. They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.”
If he was running against Obama, the former president would have responded by telling him the 1970’s called and it wants its foreign policy back. What world is Biden living in?
China has established itself as a massive threat to the United States in every way – militarily, economically (a large portion of the wealth exfiltrated from the U.S. has been used to build their military), and through the infiltration of its ideology in our schools, television and movies, and its control over social media.
So what’s Biden up to?
Ben Weingarten writing for the Federalist explains:
“… Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer’s reporting in his 2018 book, “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.” In the book, Schweizer writes about the link between Biden’s role in U.S.-China policy, and a deal consummated by his son Hunter Biden’s investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners with the Chinese government. In Schweizer’s telling, during an official December 2013 trip:
The vice president is negotiating a bunch of very sensitive issues with the Chinese, including the South China Sea, trade, tech transfer, etc. Biden is criticized on that trip for basically going soft on Beijing. Shortly after they return to the U.S., Hunter Biden’s firm receives a $1 billion private equity deal from the Chinese government [via the Bank of China]. Not from an American business in China; from the Chinese government itself. It later gets increased to $1.5 billion. We have no way of knowing how much Rosemont made on the deal because there are no disclosure requirements.
Biden’s dismissal of China as a benign trading partner is not going to age well.