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Our pact with nuclear danger
Posted By Charles Smith On 05/04/1999 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
In 1978, President Carter and Chinese Premier Deng Xioping made a
secret U.S.-Sino pact “to setup, install, man, equip and service a
series of SIGNIT (signals intelligence) sites along that country’s
border with the Soviet Union.”
According to a 1995 “Chinagate” document forced from the Clinton
administration by Federal Court, CIA and Chinese Army intelligence
agents jointly share two military radio signal
intercept stations in China. The two sites are located deep inside the
far-western province of Xinjiang at Qitai and Korla.
The two stations were built and equipped with state of the art
American electronics by the CIA’s office of SIGNIT operations (OSO).
Chinese Army personnel, who share the sites with U.S.
NSA and CIA agents, are trained by the CIA inside the U.S. at a location
just outside San Francisco, Calif. The People’s Liberation Army SIGNIT
agents are identified as coming from the Second Department of the
Chinese Army General Staff division (GSD).
The original intention of the joint U.S-Sino pact was to watch Soviet
missile launches and nuclear tests during the cold war. The joint
U.S.-Sino spy operation made sense in 1980 because one third of the
Russian nuclear arsenal was then pointed at Beijing.
In 1978, the cold war threatened to turn very hot along the Chinese
border. In 1980, the SS-20, a new and frightening Soviet mobile missile
was deployed against China and Europe. The SS-20 is a modern, solid
rocket, tactical missile equipped with three, one megaton H-bombs.
Hundreds of mobile Soviet SS-20 missiles ranged from the Urals to
Siberia, threatening to pour thermonuclear warheads onto any target in
Europe and Asia with little or no warning.
Today, the Soviet Union is no more. There is nothing for the sites at
Qitai and Korla to monitor. The Soviet missile launch sites are now
rusting hulks on abandoned bases. Russia has destroyed all of the
dangerous SS-20 missiles. Furthermore, Russian nuclear bomb tests are
done inside U.S. built super-computers, peddled to Moscow weapons labs
by President Clinton’s Silicon Valley supporters.
Yet, the 1995 document suggests that the joint PLA/CIA operation to
gather signals from Russia may not have ended with the Cold War.
Operations at these two sites appear to have expanded
to include Asian military communication, radar and computer networks.
Since his election in 1992, the joint U.S.-Sino tap on Asian
communications appears to have been moved into a new and global phase
under President Clinton. The “strategic” partnership between Bill
Clinton and the Chinese Generals included a vast array of new equipment
and training to the Chinese Army Signal Corps.
Modern war dictates that signal intercepts must be done by satellite.
The most modern element of Chinese Army Signals intelligence (SIGNIT,
COMINT and ELINT) is the “Ferret” satellites operated by Beijing.
Chinese Army satellite intelligence operations are led by the Commission
for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND).
In 1995, COSTIND was run by the notorious spy-master General Ding
Henggao. Ding and other PLA officers under his command met and worked
directly with Commerce Dept. officials to transfer a wide array of
technology to China. COSTIND and General Ding bought satellites,
fiber-optic communications, super-computers, GPS systems, encrypted
(secure) communication, and radiation hardened microchips.
The contacts, detailed in over 1,000 pages of materials forced from
the Clinton administration, shows that China Great Wall Industry is a
company controlled by the PLA unit COSTIND.
According to the documents, Great Wall is owned by “China Electronics
Systems Engineering Company (CESEC), a subsidiary of the People’s
The Commerce Department knew in 1993 that Great Wall, along with nine
other PLA controlled companies, had sold nuclear tipped M-9 missiles to
Pakistan. Less than a year later, in 1994, Great Wall was allowed to buy
into the Iridium satellite project run by Motorola. The PLA share
included launching Iridium satellites on Chinese rockets and a host of
other advanced space technologies including satellite telemetry
stations, and encrypted satellite control systems.
According to Henry Sokolski, Executive Director at the
Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, the Iridium sale “helped China
master the technology needed to develop its own multiple independently
targetable re-entry vehicles for the new solid rocket intercontinental
ballistic missile it is trying to derive from SS-25 missile technology
with the Russians.”
In short, China can now effectively double the number of H-bombs it
can deliver on America thanks to Motorola. What is the difference
between twenty thermonuclear bombs and forty? The
difference works out to about 100 million dead.
Great Wall now sells Iridium satellite phone service at great profit
to Asian customers, including its parent/owners in the PLA. Iridium,
however, has been plagued by delays and is not showing any profit. In
1999, the CEO of Iridium was forced to leave after Great Wall had to
return two Iridium satellites to Motorola. The satellites could not be
launched from China because they were “contaminated” by an unspecified
exposure. Motorola officials stressed that there was no security breach.
Yet, the U.S. Defense Department has also signed a multi-million
dollar contract with Iridium to provide the Pentagon with satellite
phone service. Thus, the U.S. Army and the Chinese Army (again) share a
valuable communications service and can “jointly” share the benefits.
Iridium is not the only venture that Great Wall shares with Motorola.
Great Wall has joined with Chinese billionaire Li Ka-Shing and Motorola
to provide CDMA mobile phone networks to China. American CDMA
technology, according to several documents from the Commerce Department
and the State Department is the preferred cell phone of the Chinese Army
“CDMA or Code Division Multiple Access, is an advanced technology
that permits high-volume communications in a small area, with limited
interference from other traffic. It was originally designed for military
communications applications in rear areas. Motorola will deploy 30 of
its SC2450 base stations and an EMX 2500 E large capacity switch for the
In Feb. 1999, the Clinton Chinagate scandal shot-down $500 million
worth of satellites for the Chinese Army. APMT, the reported buyer of
the Hughes satellites, is half owned by COSTIND, the same Chinese Army
led by General Ding in 1995.
According to the Defense Department, the Hughes satellites were to be
equipped with a sophisticated 40-foot antenna that could intercept U.S.
military communications. The APMT satellite sales also included secure,
encrypted, voice and data communications.
Hughes, of course, does not like this. Hughes, and its former CEO,
Michael Armstrong, donated millions of dollars to the DNC and Bill
Clinton. Both have also openly complained that national security reviews
are a threat to their profit margins.
However, PLA profit margins are also threatened by the truth about
Chinagate. The facts on the “strategic” partnership between Bill Clinton
and Chinese Generals were written up by his administration. One big fact
is that the imbalance in U.S-China trade is financing the Chinese Army.
According to one cable sent to the CIA and the Director of the NSA,
“Production of civilian and dual-use products raised the revenues of
many companies and helped to fill military budget
shortfalls left behind by the Central government.”
According to another Commerce document, PLA profits are split between
the PLA local unit and the General Logistics Division (GLD) of the
Chinese Central Command: “Some of the money is used for training, as
well as to improve the living standards of the troops, including
construction and repair … other funds are used for more corrupt
purposes, such as paying for lavish meals, expensive foreign luxury
automobiles, and Swiss bank accounts.”
Some of the money from the PLA also made it into the DNC and
Clinton’s campaign bank account.
Clinton took their money. Clinton turned a blind eye while American
nuclear weapon secrets were stolen. Clinton knows the trade imbalance is
filling the pockets of corrupt red warlords and financing the Chinese
Army. Clinton sold the Chinese Army a vast array of technology, the
weapons of nuclear war that now target America.
Fifty years after Mao took the hearts and minds of China, the two
nations stand further apart than ever before. The U.S.-China
relationship that began after Mao, in 1978, was intended to prevent
nuclear war. It had a purpose called “world peace” and may have saved
millions of lives. The new Clinton-PLA “strategic” relationship does not
serve that purpose.
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