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    Clinton permitted the sale of satellite and missile technology to China. China provided nuclear assistance to Pakistan and Iran. That prompted India to boost its nuclear weapons program. And today Pakistan is once again upping the ante. "China has had a major hand in what happened today," said R. James Woolsey, former CIA director. Transfers: nuclear weapons design information, ring magnets, M-11 short-range missiles and equipment used in setting up a missile production facility, expertise, industrial furnace and high-tech diagnostic equipment with military applications. India has said that its nuclear tests were conducted in response to threats posed by China. China stepped up military cooperation with Pakistan in 1995 in retaliation for the United States' allowing Taiwan's president, Lee Teng-hui, to visit Cornell University.

    Lanny Davis, Clinton's chief spokesman during the campaign finance investigations is now serving as a foreign agent for Pakistan, representing the Islamabad government at a time when White House officials are making key decisions on how to address the threat of a nuclear arms buildup between Pakistan and India. As of June 16th, 1998 he had not registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.

    1/21/93 President's instructions to staff requires all senior appointees to pledge they will refrain from:."Lobbying during the five years after they leave government any agency where they have served or which they have had any responsibility for as a member of the White House staff; . Engaging in any activity on behalf of any foreign government at any time after they leave government service;.Representing any foreign government or foreign corporation in any way within five years of being involved in a trade negotiation on behalf of the U.S. government" v Lanny Davis/Pakistan Mark Middleton/Asian business interests, and Webster Hubbell/Lippo

    Congressional Record 8/7/98 Rep Rohrabacher ".I disclosed information that indicated that American aerospace firms, with the acquiescence of officials in the Clinton administration, and perhaps the President himself, had facilitated the transfer of sophisticated rocket technology to the Communist Chinese.First and foremost, since my first address, nothing has emerged that suggests that my original statements were inaccurate… The document is from a leadership document of the Communist Chinese themselves. It was released last week. This white paper details China's own goals. It calls the United States and its alliance with democratic countries in Asia as `the main threat to world peace and stability.'…China is also staking out its claim to all the territories in the South China Sea, including islands just off the coast of the Philippines, almost within view of the Philippines and Malaysia as well.. In this, China, while cozying up to this dictatorship, actually supporting the dictatorship in Burma, is building a chain of military naval installations in Burma along the Indian Ocean that, in part, have lead India, have lead India to become more aggressive in developing its own conventional and nuclear weapons policies. While China was assuring the world that it was against this nuclear arms race, and we have seen that in Pakistan and in India and what a threat it is, but while China says it is against that arms race, what has it done? It continues to ship and to smuggle components to Pakistan for their nuclear weapons program and their missile delivery systems. This is really, perhaps, the thing that China is doing that perhaps causes a short-term threat, even greater than the long-term threat of their own missiles. If Pakistan and India began exchanging rockets and atomic bombs, millions of people will die, and it will be a tragedy beyond all description. China is helping people put these weapon systems together…..."

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    On June 4, 1998 - the Nihon Keizai Shimbun - a financial daily - reported that North Korea may have at least one nuclear bomb. The daily also quoted a report saying that the nuclear tests by India and Pakistan might tempt North Korea to resume its nuclear program. Pakistan and North Korea have close ties. China and Pakistan have close ties.

    The U.S. Customs Service has opened an investigation into the sale of super computer upgrades to India by IBM, in violation of US export laws. U.S. law requires an American company to obtain an export license before selling and shipping overseas any computer that performs more than 2 billion operations per second. The computer that was sold operated at 1.4 billion operations per second when installed in 1994. The Clinton Commerce Department oddly granted a license for the sale of the sensitive computer, despite knowledge the buyer was a missile site. IBM then upgraded it in March 1997 to perform 3.2 billion operations per second and again in June 1997 to 5.8 billion, making it possibly the most powerful computer in India.

    Former UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick noted that the danger of nuclear war is "greater now than any time since Hiroshima.." and that President Clinton takes a "see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil" attitude toward nuclear proliferation.

    According to a Pakistan news source, the nuclear blast has "created new and interesting opportunities for the country to embark upon a major foreign policy initiative in the Middle East and particularly among the Gulf states. The growing Indo-Israeli relations can go a long way in making through to the circles concerned the real Indian designs in this region..It could mean Pakistan exports to the region rising and could also mean more Pakistani manpower in the region."

    A recently retired CIA top intelligence officer, Gordon Oehler told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in June 1998 that the CIA was ``virtually certain'' that China transferred 34 intermediate-range missiles to Pakistan from 1992 to 1996, and that China also assisted Pakistan in developing its nuclear weapons. He said that although China promised reforms, it was still "a major proliferator." He further identified the National Security Council for dismissing the CIA evidence as preliminary or incomplete to avoid triggering sanctions. He also said the CIA was pleased with the 1996 decision to move U.S. satellite decisions to Commerce since the CIA then had a chance to review the licenses.

    The June 15th, 1998 article from Economic Times (India) reveals a clear sense of betrayal: "THOSE gullible people who ask what is the threat from China should now wake up after President Clinton's statement: ``Because of its history with both countries, China must be a part of any ultimate resolution of this matter''. This was with reference to India and Pakistan resolving their differences, including Kashmir, through dialogue. In other words, President Clinton was clearly signalling that from now onwards South Asia will, in the US view, be the Chinese sphere of influence and China will be the hegemonistic power of this part of the world as the US is over Latin America and Europe. This is the first time the US President has come out openly to advance China's hegemonic interests. In fact, the Indian nuclear tests were meant to block that contingency."

    North Korea publicly revealed for the first time on Tuesday that it was selling missiles and demanded that the United States pay compensation if it wanted the arms exports to stop. Defense analysts said Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria are among countries which have received the missiles.

    Maheshwar Singh Deo and his associates were arrested June 14 1998 for uranium smuggling at Salanpur and Raghunathpur in West Bengal in a deal trading heroin for uranium, a component of a nuclear bomb. The uranium seized was in a satchel stamped with the Ashoka Pillar and the official stamp of the Jaduguda Mines and embossed on it was the word 'isoltope-238'.

    Continuing to express a feeling of betrayal, India's defense minister said 6/18/98 that President Clinton should explain why the United States believes that it can "trust China with nuclear weapons" while imposing economic sanctions on India for seeking a nuclear de

    The Heritage Foundation 6/19/98: China has provided Islamabad with ``highly enriched uranium, ring magnets necessary for processing the uranium and education for nuclear engineers. Pakistan's nuclear bomb is widely believed to be based on Chinese blueprints.'' In 1990 and 1992, China provided Pakistan with nuclear-capable M-11 missiles'' and also the technology for Islamabad ``to build a missile that could strike targets within a 360-mile (576-km) range.'' The memo clearly noted that ``China's deep involvement with Pakistan's nuclear programme contributed to the new Indian government's decision to test nuclear weapons last month.''

    The U.S. Commerce Department approved exports of American nuclear technology (from high speed computers to radiation warning badges) to India over the last few years despite Pentagon objections (September 14, 1995): "The provision of such technology serves to undercut international and U.S. counter-proliferation policies.''

    India plans, with help from Russia, to build its first nuclear powered submarine by 2004 and arm it with Sagarika nuclear warhead missiles - estimated by 2005

    On 6/27/98 - in a prompt, strongly-worded reaction, India rejected the US-China joint statement on South Asia, saying the approach was reflective of "hegemonistic mentality" of a bygone era in international relations that was completely unacceptable and out of place in the present day world.

    Iftikhar Chaudhry Khan, 29, a Pakistani nuclear scientist fled to the US because he felt his country was considering a first nuclear strike against India. Four associates also concerned are believed to be in England. Pakastani Foreign Minister Gohar Ayub Khab said that this man is an impostor. A person of that name worked for the Pakistan Atomic Energy Agency (PAEC) in 1980 - but this man is 29. He also said the other 4 were impostors.

    7/6/98 Charles R. Smith softwar "Last month U.S. intelligence sources revealed that a Chinese freighter, bound for Pakistan, contained a load of anti-tank missiles. However, recent information published in the Pakistan Observer on June 23, 1998 asserts that China also transferred a large number of depleted uranium tank shells designed for the Pakistani armored forces. .The new systems were supplied by a Chinese arms company, NORINCO, which is owned by the Chinese army General staff. NORINCO has it's headquarters in Islamabad. NORINCO is one of several companies owned by the PLA. One of NORINCO's brother companies, Poly Technologies, had it's CEO, Wang Jun, in the White House along with Charlie Trie. President Clinton had his picture taken with Jun. Trie made a large donation which was later returned by the DNC as tainted. A U.S. Poly Technologies facility was later raided on the west coast by the BATF. The raid netted 2,000 automatic AK-47 rifles.."

    China Today 7/10/98 "China urged India on Thursday to halt its nuclear weapons program and sign two major global nuclear weapons control pacts. ."The most urgent task for India is to immediately abandon its nuclear program and sign the CTBT (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty) and the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) unconditionally and as soon as possible," Foreign Ministry spokesman Tang Guoqiang told a news conference..Tang was responding to a reporter's question regarding a report that India had offered to sign a nuclear weapons no-first-use pact with China. .."

    DAWN 7/10/98 Pakistan "US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said on Thursday that it was not right to blame China for Pakistan's nuclear programme as it stemmed from the dispute with India over Kashmir and from India's nuclear programme. She told the senate's finance committee that China had played a significant and helpful role in trying to move India and Pakistan back from the brink of a nuclear arms race.

    The Hindu 7/8/98 "The United States has given Chinese companies the green light to sell missile technology to countries like Pakistan and Iran, Mr. Gary Milhollin, a nuclear expert, has testified before a U.S. parliamentary committee.Officials here said the American nuclear expert's testimony confirmed India's concerns of Washington pursuing a policy of duplicity on the issue of nuclear non-proliferation.."

    London Telegraph 7/11/98 Hugo Gurdon "The economic sanctions imposed on India and Pakistan to punish them for their nuclear weapons tests collapsed yesterday after the US Senate voted to resume farm exports. Only two months after President Clinton expressed "grave displeasure" over the 11 underground tests, he has backed legislation ending restrictions on the bulk of American trade with the two states. At the same time, the World Bank has resumed aid to India, with his blessing. The about-turn has taken place even faster than predicted by sceptics, who said a mild slap on the wrist was the worst that India and Pakistan need fear."

    Hindustan Times 7/13/98 "The United States Senate's legislation exempting the US farm credit programmes from the purview of the economic sanctions against India and Pakistan is more aimed at bailing out the crisis-ridden Pakistan economy and taking care of the immediate interests of the US farm lobby rather than giving any real benefit to India..The fact that as high a member of the government as the US Commerce Secretary himself is talking against mandatory sanctions speaks eloquently of the acute embarrassment being faced by the Clinton Administration on this issue."

    7/13/98 Hindustan Times/Indian Express "Palestinian president Yasser Arafat today supported Pakistan's nuclear-tests saying if Israel possesses nuclear weapons then why Pakistan cannot have the nuclear capability. Addressing mediapersons at Islamabad airport during his brief stopover before leaving for Beijing, Arafat said Arab and Muslim countries backed Pakistan for its nuclear tests. There was a very positive and strong reaction from the Muslim world to Pakistan's nuclear tests, he added.."

    Nando.net 7/13/98 "The Clinton administration asked Congress on Monday for authority to waive the economic sanctions just imposed on India and Pakistan, saying it would give the United States more leverage in slowing the arms race in South Asia. "Our purpose is not to punish for punishment's sake, but to influence the behavior of both governments," Karl F. Inderfurth, assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs, told a Senate hearing.."

    7/16/98 Far East Economic Review Ahmed Rashid ".On June 24, Deputy Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers received an urgent call from a senior IMF official whose message was simple but stark: Pakistan was likely to default on its foreign debt before the end of July. If the U.S. was interested in organizing a bailout for Islamabad, it had better move fast. ."

    7/17/98 Hindustan Times (from N. C. Menon) "State Department spokesman James Rubin yesterday confirmed that India's Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Dr Chidambaram had applied on June 29 for a visa to attend a scientific conference in Atlanta, and his passport and application fee had been returned to him on July 9 on the ground that current visa procedures were under review as a result of the May nuclear tests by India and Pakistan. "This isn't technically a refusal," Rubin insisted. "We told them it was under review. He hasn't persisted in his effort," he added."

    WorldNetDaily Charles Smith 8/4/98 "New documents from the files of Ron Brown reveal that secure satellite communications systems, super-computers and even turbine engines for the most advanced U.S. ARMY helicopters were sold to India. The documents provide detailed information on advanced U.S.military technology sold during the 1994 Brown trade mission to India. The newly released information was obtained from the U.S. Commerce Department using the Freedom of Information Act. The January 1995 Commerce Dept. document, titled "OGC (Office of the General Counsel) Summary of India Trade Mission Deliverables" provides information on advanced technology sales to India. In 1994, the U.S. Commerce Department authorized Allied Signal -- Allison Engine Company -- to sell T800 Comanche turbine engines to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) for a mere $35 million dollars. The turbine engines were slated for India's Advanced Light Helicopter. The U.S. Army did not get the T800 until two years AFTER the engine was exported to India. .. Furthermore, advanced U.S. telecommunications helped India conceal the 1998 A-bomb tests from the prying eyes of U.S. intelligence.. In 1998, however, India successfully used advanced satellite communications purchased through the Brown Commerce Department with encryption security to mask their A-bomb activity. CIA officials were blocked from listening in on Indian A-bomb peparations and were caught unaware by the blasts. . "

    Electronic Telegraph 8/9/98 Julian West "SHELLING along the 450-mile Line of Control dividing Indian and Pakistani Kashmir has increased fears that the region is heading for all-out war. Given that both India and Pakistan have recently tested nuclear devices, the conflict could be catastrophic. Two of India and Pakistan's three wars have been fought over Kashmir. The present border bombardment, which locals describe as heavier than that during the entire 1948 and 1965 wars put together, has seen an estimated 50,000 rounds of ammunition expended so far, and heavy artillery used for the first time.."

    Deccan Herald (Press Trust of India) 9/8/98 "In an acknowledgment of India`s security concerns, a US government-owned defence institute has said Washington failed to stop technology and weapons of mass destruction-related traffic between China and Pakistan, an issue repeatedly conveyed to Clinton administration by New Delhi. These were some of the strongest arguments India had advanced for its need to carry out nuclear explosions, but the Clinton administration did not accept them, the in- house think tank on defence issues, the national defence university`s institute for national strategic studies said in its ''strategic assessment 1998.`` .."

    AP K.N. Arun "In exchange for signing a nuclear test ban treaty, India wants the nuclear energy technology that it has been denied because the material also has military uses, the prime minister said today. Atal Bihari Vajpayee's comments to reporters confirmed speculation that ongoing talks about the treaty with U.S. officials involve opening the flow of nuclear technology to India."

    Indian Express Press Trust of India 10/2/98 "China has transferred M-11 missiles to Pakistan and poses a threat to the United States as a significant proliferator of weapons of mass destruction, according to a high-powered U.S. Congressional commission. The commission, in its report, notes that China has supplied Pakistan with "a design for a nuclear weapon and additional nuclear weapons assistance. It has even transferred complete ballistic missile systems to Pakistan (the 350-km range M-11) and Saudi Arabia (the 3,100-km range CSS-2)." Stating that "China poses a threat to the U.S. as a significant proliferator of ballistic missiles, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and enabling technologies," the commission headed by former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld and including America's top missile and intelligence experts, said the ballistic missiles armed with wmd payloads "pose a strategic threat to the U.S." PTI report.."

    StratFor Intelligence Briefing 10/13/98 "At a news conference in Delhi on October 10, the leader of the regional All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Khazagham (AIADMK), Jayaram Jayalalitha, warned that some 200 Afghan-trained supporters of Osama Bin Laden were "roaming" in Tamil Nadu and other southern Indian states. Jayalalitha claimed that Bin Laden's agents might have been responsible for bombings in the city of Coimbatore on the eve of parliamentary elections, earlier this year. She said that suspicions that Bin Laden may be active in India were reinforced following the recent arrest and interrogation of a Moslem terrorist in Hyderabad. The prisoner reportedly confessed that he had received six months' training in Afghanistan, and that Bin Laden himself had been in Hyderabad recently. ...As such, Moslem militants trained by the Taleban and, allegedly, by Bin Laden have begun to appear in the disputed Kashmir and in China's Xinjiang region. As Bin Laden begins to recover, not from the U.S. missile attacks, but from the damage done to his operations by the capture and interrogation of several of his associates, the question is, where will he strike next? His operational foray into India, with Pakistani blessings, provides not only a new set of targets but also a new jumping-off point for actions in Asia and beyond..To begin with, while it has been partially exposed, Bin Laden already has a network in Southeast Asia. He has followers in Malaysia, where he also banks a portion of his money, and in the Philippines, where he finances the Abu Sayyaf terrorist organization and other Moslem militant groups both directly and through Islamic charitable associations. "

    The Hindu 11/8/98 Amit Baruah ".The U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, today wrote a letter to the Pakistani Prime Minister, Mr. Nawaz Sharif, informing him of the American decision to lift some sanctions against Islamabad. In his letter, Mr. Clinton stated that he intends to ``lift restrictions on private U.S. bank lending and to authorise the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), U.S. Export-Import Bank and the Trade and Development Agency to resume financial and commercial activities in Pakistan''. A Pakistani release said the U.S. would also exercise its influence with international financial institutions to meet Pakistan's economic difficulties. ``The United States will also work with the international community to permit lending from the multilateral development banks to support an emergency agreement negotiated between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund.'' ."

    Newsday 11/12/98 Charles Hutzler AP ".Washington suspects China may have transferred missile technology to Iran and Pakistan despite Chinese pledges to strengthen missile export controls, a U.S. official said today. U.S. concerns about possible transfers were aired during a day and a half of meetings between senior Chinese and American arms-control negotiators, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Undersecretary of State John Holum, who led the U.S. team, said he and Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan and senior military commander Gen. Zhang Wannian also discussed North Korea's threatening launch of a rocket over Japan in late August. Suspicions of Chinese nuclear and missile proliferation have been a constant irritant in U.S.-China relations. The potential dangers crystallized this spring with South Asia's nuclear arms race. Within two months, Pakistan, China's staunch ally, tested a ballistic missile and exploded a nuclear bomb.Washington also determined that Pakistan received North Korean, not Chinese, help in developing the Ghauri missile launched in April, he said.."
     
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    The Hindu 11/14/98 ".In a punitive move, the Clinton administration has publicly identified almost all of India's nuclear installations, defence research institutions and some private companies with a view to denying them right to import goods from the United States, expecting a crippling effect on their activities. The list, which has been under preparation for the last five months and released here yesterday, covers every single major Indian entity even remotely linked to defence or military related functions. A similar action has been taken against about 100 Pakistani Government and private companies. They include Kahuta's Khan Research Laboratories; Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission; Centre for Nuclear Studies, Islamabad; Chasma Nuclear Power Plant and Khushab Reactor. The action was in pursuance of the Glenn Amendment, an American law, under which the administration had slapped economic sanctions on India and Pakistan in protest against their nuclear tests in May.."

    Washington Post 12/14/98 Gary Milhollin ".The Department of Energy has issued a new warning about the nuclear weapon efforts of China, India and Pakistan. In June, the department found that for these countries to improve their bomb designs, they will need supercomputers able to perform about 4 billion operations per second. Computers in this range, unfortunately, are the ones that the Clinton administration decided to free for export to these countries in 1996. The Energy Department concluded that access to supercomputers "would have the greatest potential impact on the Chinese nuclear program." The result has been what you would expect. China has imported more than 100 U.S. supercomputers since 1996, many of which have gone to nuclear and military sites. The Chinese Academy of Sciences, which helps develop China's nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, got a machine from Silicon Graphics that performs about 6 billion operations per second. It is now the most powerful parallel processing computer in China. India also has imported DEC and IBM supercomputers for the Indian Institute of Science, a leading missile research site. None of this should be happening. The General Accounting Office concluded in September that the administration had no basis for decontrolling supercomputers in 1996. The GAO found that the decision to decontrol was based on a faulty study in 1995 that "lacked empirical evidence or analysis" and failed to "assess the capabilities of countries . . . to use high-performance computers for military and other national security applications." .."

    FoxNews AP 1/20/99 ".U.S. counter-terrorism experts have arrived in India to assess what police say was a plot by Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden to bomb the U.S. Embassy and two consular offices, an embassy spokeswoman said today..Police have arrested four people, including a Bangladeshi man accused of working for Pakistan's intelligence agency, according to newspaper reports in New Delhi.."

    Global Intelligence Update 1/20/99 ".New Delhi police announced on January 20, 1999 that they had arrested Sayed Abu Nasir, a Bangladeshi citizen reportedly linked to Osama Bin Laden. According to a police spokesman, Nasir was part of a seven-man team that planned to attack the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, as well as consulates in Calcutta and Madras. The other members of Nasir's team, believed to be from Myanmar, Egypt, and Sudan, have yet to be apprehended... The presence of Bin Laden's network in India is not a new development; we first reported the possibility of an attack against U.S. facilities in India last October (http://www.stratfor.com/services/giu/101398.asp). The report of Nasir's arrest comes on the heels of a reported violation of Pakistani airspace by U.S. aircraft. On January 18 the Pakistani newspaper "Jang" published an account of U.S. Navy P-3 Orion aircraft flying over Pakistani territory. According to Jang, the aircraft were detected over Pakistan on January 14 and 15 by Pakistani civil aviation authorities.."

    According the 6/98 reports from Ken Bacon at the Pentagon, North Korea's No Dong missile is operational and has a range of about 1,000 kilometers. Pakistan and the DPRK had ballistic missile contracts, engineers and advisors from both countries worked on Iranian missile programs.

    To a joint hearing on National Security and International Relations, John D. Holum, acting undersecretary of state for arms control, called U.S. space commerce with China a "carrot" to encourage its leaders to slow or halt their sales of missiles to nations such as Iran and Pakistan. In a 1997 memo by Holum, "There's been no evidence to date that this [trade] policy is having any effect.. Carrots have gotten us nothing." Holum addressed the difference in his position by pointing out that in 1997 he was head of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency but now he is also is an undersecretary of state.

    China (MFN) v Sales of chemicals to process Plutonium to Pakistan

    8/16/98 AP "Maintaining an unusually high level of alert, the State Department on Sunday issued an updated "worldwide caution'' to U.S. travelers because of the recent bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa and threats to U.S. interests abroad. An accompanying statement specifically warned "against all travel to Pakistan'' and announced that it has ordered the departure of all non-emergency personnel and families of employees from the embassy at Islamabad. It also ordered U.S. personnel in those categories out of consulates in Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.."

    The Nation Lahore, Pakistan 8/22/98 "US missile strikes on alleged terrorist targets in eastern Afghanistan killed 26 people and injured around 40, Afghan sources and hospital officials in Pakistan said Friday. So far 21 bodies had been recovered but the final toll may go up, a Taliban spokesman told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP). He said more than 30 people were injured in the missile strikes in Khost, around 120 kilometers south of Kabul. Hospital sources in the nearby Pakistani town of Miran Shah said another five people, all of them Pakistani nationals, were also killed and eight were seriously injured and were in hospital.."

    Hindustan Times 8/22/98 "American Tomahawk missiles targeted terrorist bases in Afghanistan run by Pakistanis who were sending militant youth to fight "anti-Muslim forces" from Bosnia to Kashmir, according to privileged sources. Senior intelligence officials in their preliminary report to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reported that the US missiles, though targeting the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami camp of Osama bin Laden, also hit Jamait-ul Mujahideen and Harkat ul-Ansar camps, both run by Pakistani nationals, almost 21 kms away from Osama's exclusively Arab camp in Khost."

    Reuters 8/24/98 "A U.S. cruise missile fired at guerrilla camps in Afghanistan has been found unexploded in southwest Pakistan and a bomb disposal team has been sent to the site, officials in Baluchistan province said on Monday. The missile was found by local people in Shatinger Baluch Abad, in the Kharan district around 250 km (155 miles) southwest of Quetta.."

    Hindustan Times 8/26/98 "In a significant development, Pakistan has confirmed that the US deputy chief of joint staff visited Islamabad on the night of the US missile attacks on Afghanistan and hinted at the impending action, and that the matter was brought to the notice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif immediately. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Gen. Joseph Ralston had stopped over at Islamabad from 0730 hrs to 1030 hrs (local time) on Aug. 20 and was received at the airport by army chief and chairman of joint chiefs of staff committee Gen. Jehangir Karamat. The same night around 1030 hrs the US launched Cruise attacks on suspected terrorist camps run by Saudi exile Osama Bin Laden inside Afghanistan leading to widespread protests in Pakistan and the government was blamed of being in the know of the attack. The Sharif Government had, however, vehemently denied this charge.."

    Uri Dan New York Post 8/23/98 "TERROR boss Osama bin Laden escaped the U.S. missile attack because double-dealing Pakistanis warned him to flee just days earlier, sources said. The Muslim extremist chieftain received a clear signal that he was a target for kidnap by U.S. Special Forces - rather than the missile attack - just days before the U.S. took action Thursday, according to reports from Islamabad.."

    8/28/98 Times of India "Pakistan could face a coup led by Islamic extremists in the military, inspired by anti-US street protests, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto said. ``Anything could happen and I fear whether the army can maintain its unity in the present situation,'' she said in an interview this week.

    Hong Kong Standard 9/3/98 "The Saudi Arabian government is secretly funding the Afghan Taleban militia, according to a report. The Independent newspaper quoted an ex-senior Pakistani official as saying: ``The US provided the weapons and the know-how, the Saudis provided the funds and we provided the training camps . . . for the Islamic legions in the early 1980s and then for the Taleban.'' .Had US intelligence operatives ``had a deeper understanding of the religious situation in Saudi Arabia'', says Obaid, they might have been able to prevent the 1996 bombing at Dharan."

    Stratfor 10/20/98 "The endemic violence in Pakistan between Sunni and Shiite Moslems accelerated last month with the killings of several leaders of the Sunni organization, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP). Throughout October, the tit-for-tat killings continued, culminating on October 17 with the assassinations of Hakeem Mohammad Saeed, a former governor of the southern Sindh Provinces, and Maulana Mohammad Abdullah, the chief prayer leader of the main Sunni mosque in Islamabad. These killings, as well as recent military and political events, are the result of a rapidly accelerating slide by Pakistan towards a fundamentalist Taleban-like state. The long-running conflict between the majority Sunni and minority Shiite Moslems in Pakistan is an ongoing source of concern in the country. But this conflict has been exacerbated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's embrace of activist, fundamentalist Sunni leaders, as his regime has come under fire for weak leadership and alleged corruption and mismanagement. Accusations that Sharif was incapable of maintaining internal stability led him in early October to force the resignation of the head of the military along with several other generals. Although the change in command put generals sympathetic with Sharif in charge of the military, the ousted generals maintain ties within the military and are unlikely to settle into quiet retirement. Shortly after the military shakeup, Sharif succeeded in pushing through a new constitutional amendment making the Islamic Sharia the supreme law of the land. Sharif's reliance on radical Sunni elements and his consent to formally adopt the Sharia, as defined by those elements, has raised the concerns of many that Pakistan will soon be enforcing Islamic law in the same way as the Taleban do.."

    Global Intelligence Update 12/15/98 summary by Freeper Brian Mosely ".The pro-Islamic Pakistani newspaper "Khabrain" reported on December 12 that "teams of American commandos returned from Afghanistan to the U.S. after their futile two-week operation to arrest the mujahid of the Muslim nation, Osama Bin Laden." The newspaper went on to say that these teams were sent to Afghanistan through Pakistan and that the operation was carried out with information obtained from recently arrested associates of Bin Laden. The newspaper also cited alleged CIA reports that Bin Laden goes to Kandahar or Jalalabad for Friday prayers and also resides part of the time in Zail, Kandoza and Khost. However, he had reportedly changed his routine following the arrests of some of his closest aides."

    The Hindustan Times 12/28/98 AP-Karachi ".Pakistani authorities today stopped former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto from going to Dubai, saying she cannot travel abroad because of ongoing corruption cases against her. "They (authorities) showed me a written order that I can't go abroad because there are (corruption) cases against me," Mrs Bhutto told reporters at the Karachi airport as she wiped her tears with tissue paper. Mrs Bhutto was going to Dubai to celebrate new year with her three children who are studying there.."

    America's Future 7/20/98 F.R. Duplantier "."China's nuclear and missile aid to Pakistan has ratcheted up tensions across the subcontinent, sparked a dangerous arms race, and increased the prospects of a nuclear war." "Since the 1970s, China has been instrumental in Pakistan's nuclear and missile programs," observe Richard Fisher and John Dori of the Heritage Foundation."A dangerously destabilizing arms race is developing among India, Pakistan, and China," they warn. "China's deep involvement with Pakistan's nuclear program contributed to the new Indian government's decision to test nuclear weapons.".The President who made that dire development possible, of course, is the same President who prevents implementation of a U.S. missile defense system. What possible motivation could Bill Clinton have for transferring to our most dangerous potential enemy the technology necessary to improve the accuracy of missiles targeted against us? What possible motivation could he have for deliberately leaving our nation defenseless against missile attack? Can sheer ineptitude excuse either of these suicidal missteps, considered separately? Taken together -- the upgrading of China's missile capability, the commitment to U.S. vulnerability -- do they not suggest something far more sinister than imbecility? Clinton in his reckless cleverness may think that he's in the clear, so long as treason cannot be proven. But the only other explanation for his actions is an incompetence so colossal that it might as well be treason. Either way, he cannot continue as President."

    Mark Hosenball Newsweek 8/3/98 "Michael Armstrong had a $240 million problem. In 1993, the chairman of Hughes Corp.--the giant aerospace company--was putting together lucrative deals with Beijing to launch two of his company's U.S.-made communications satellites atop Chinese rockets. But when American intelligence agencies caught China sneaking missile technology to Pakistan that year, a violation of international antinuclear agreements, the administration clamped down. The State Department announced all satellite exports to China would be banned for two years. Just six months later, however, the Hughes deals with China were back on track--with the administration's blessing.

    7/28/98 FR Duplantier ""U.S. military intelligence discovered in 1993 that China had sold missile technology to Pakistan," reports Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum. "Because of bipartisan Congressional demands, President Clinton barred the U.S. space industry from using Chinese rockets to launch their satellites." That ban appears to have been the basis for a fiendish fundraising effort.Schlafly identifies the prescribed penalty for a President's reckless disregard of national security. "The fact that Clinton personally issued the waivers to allow shipments of U.S. technology that greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of Communist China's missiles is grounds for impeachment," she asserts, "regardless of whether or not there was any quid pro quo for those decisions. U.S. space technology was just what China needs to make intercontinental ballistic missiles and point them more accurately at U.S. cities," Schlafly emphasizes. "And he did it despite the objections of the U.S. State Department, Defense Department, Justice Department, and intelligence agencies." ."

    Washington Weekly 1/24/99 Ricki Magnussen Marvin Lee ".QUESTION: Now the Cox Committee report... TIMPERLAKE: .. And it's no surprise that there seems to be now a move to show that all administrations, dating God knows how far back, did much of the same thing. I will disagree with that completely, because our investigation shows that money changed hands directly in the Clinton White House. And we never heard any of those accusations (under Reagan and Bush). There weren't even accusations made. They may have had bad policies in the other administrations that we disagreed with, but no one ever accused them for doing it for graft reasons that they accuse the President of the United States and his team of. That's the difference. Bill and I believe that, because we have seen that it's an order of magnitude greater. By that I mean a lot of the fixes and upgrades in strategic systems and the selling of satellite technology and the upgrades in the missile ranges have been pretty dramatic in this president's time in office. The failure to invoke and kind of sanctions for The People's Republic of China, who are trading weapons to rogue nations, that is very telling and very bad for the men and women in uniform who may have to fight against those weapons some day. You know, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya--the People's Republic of China has dealings with them. They also have dealings in south Asia. And we now have a major nuclear arms and missile race down there between India and Pakistan. That is a great concern. The world is a far more dangerous place now thanks to the President of the United States. Directly. I'm very blunt in saying that..."

    Chinese President Jiang Zemin ". is tying more guarantees of non-proliferation regarding Pakistan and the Islamic world to Washington cutting down weapons sales to Taiwan . Jiang knows this is a potent card as China has more leverage in this part of the world than the US." Leaders including Mr Jiang and Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan have asked Mr Clinton to spell out formally Washington's opposition to Taiwan independence and to agree to curtail arms sales to Taipei.

    7/27/98 AP Charles Hutzler " In its first public defense policy review in three years, China renewed a threat today to retake Taiwan by force, criticized nuclear tests by India and Pakistan and hinted that the United States is a potential menace to the country's security."

    8/14/98 Fred Weir Hindustan Times "Russia may use its air force to bomb Taliban positions in northern Afghanistan in order to offset Pakistani military aid to the advancing Islamic militants, a senior Russian Parliamentarian says. "We cannot rule out any preventive measures against the Taliban, including air strikes on their bases located along our borders, "the official ITAR-Tass agency quoted parliamentary Security Committee chairman Viktor Ilyukbin as saying Thursday night."

    November 1994 APEC Conference in Jakarta: Hosted by President Suharto, included Pauline Kanchanalak, Charlie Trie, Gene and Nora Lum (all related to Moctar Riady, Indonesian billionaire.) Per Charles Smith Softwar: ". The number one priority for Ron Brown was the sale of U.S. weapons such as F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters to Indonesia. The Commerce Department documentation states "F-16 Fighter Aircraft Program ... Sale of 11 (ex-Pakistani) aircraft completed. Indonesia may purchase the remaining 17 Pakistani aircraft". Brown convinced the Indonesian defense ministry to purchase U.S. built F-16 Fighting Falcons which were originally sold to Pakistan in 1992. The Falcon sale to Pakistan was canceled during the last days of the Bush administration because Pakistan had openly purchased nuclear weapons technology from China. The Chinese nuclear technology forced an embargo of U.S. arms sales to Pakistan, including the previously ordered F-16s.Ron Brown was directly involved in arms transfers to Asia. The documents show that big buck foreign donors with a vested interest in buying U.S. weapons were also involved. At APEC 1994 the international arms trade was business-as-usual. The tasking of U.S. Commerce officials to push a massive arms build up in Asia says volumes about the Clinton administration. Ron Brown wasn't just secretary of Commerce -- he was secretary of war."

    NY Times David Sanger 8/17/98 "U.S. Intelligence agencies have detected a huge secret underground complex in North Korea that they believe is the centerpiece of an effort to revive the country's frozen nuclear weapons program, according to officials who have been briefed on the intelligence information. The finding has alarmed officials at the White House and the Pentagon, who fear that the complex may represent an effort to break out of a 4-year-old agreement in which North Korea pledged to give up its nuclear weapons program in exchange for billions of dollars in Western aid. The finding also follows a string of provocations by the North, including missile sales to Pakistan and the incursion of a small North Korean submarine carrying nine commandos off the South Korean coast this year.."

    Washington Times Bill Gertz 9/14/98 "North Korea delivered several shipments of weapons material to Pakistan this summer, including warhead canisters for the new Ghauri medium-range missile, The Washington Times has learned. Pakistan's premier nuclear weapons development center, Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) in Kahuta, received the shipments in mid-June, according to U.S. officials familiar with secret intelligence reports circulated to senior Clinton administration officials last month. The reports highlight the close cooperation between North Korea and Pakistan on missiles and raise new worries among U.S. officials that Pakistan is developing nuclear warheads for the Ghauri missile. Other reports indicate Pakistan is moving ahead rapidly with plans to develop weapons-grade fuel for nuclear weapons from several facilities.The KRL facility is in charge of the Ghauri missile program, which conducted the first flight test of the 900-mile-range missile April 6. Two weeks later, the State Department quietly announced it was imposing sanctions on KRL and a North Korean missile manufacturer for violating U.S. export laws related to the Missile Technology Control Regime, an international export control accord.Former CIA Nonproliferation Center chief Gordon Oehler told a Senate hearing June 11 that Pakistan since 1992 has shifted from buying missile systems to producing its own. Mr. Oehler testified that the Clinton administration covered up evidence indicating China had sold M-11 short-range missiles to Pakistan to avoid having to impose sanctions under U.S. export laws. State Department and Pentagon spokesmen denied at the time that any M-11s were in Pakistan, noting that the U.S. government had not determined yet whether the missiles were present."

    AP David Briscoe 11/23/98 ".A Pentagon review of the U.S. military commitment in Asia says 100,000 troops must remain in the region to meet any crisis. Much has changed in the region since the last review of U.S.-Asian defense policy in 1995, including the deterioration of Asian economies, growing concern over North Korea's nuclear weapons potential and nuclear tests by India and Pakistan."
     
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    New York Times 5/29/98 "…To the rest of the world, Pakistan's decision to set off nuclear tests looks like an unfortunate but inevitable reaction to India's nuclear tests earlier this month. "We had no choice left to us" was how Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawiz Sharif, put it yesterday. But Pakistan did have a choice. India went ahead with its nuclear tests only after Pakistan changed the power equation on the subcontinent by launching its intermediate-range ballistic missile, the Ghauri, on April 6. At the time, Pakistani spokesmen said that with the development of the Ghauri -- brazenly named for the Afghan invader who established the first Muslim kingdom in north India in 1193 -- no Indian city was safe from a Pakistani attack. The creator of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, A. Q. Khan, proclaimed that Pakistan now had the ability to hit 26 Indiancities. Then, a few days later, Pakistan announced that it would soon test a longer-range missile, named the Ghaznavi for the first Afghan to invade western India in search of plunder at the end of the 10th century. The aggressive intent behind the naming of the missiles, and the harping on the ability to hit Indian cities, sent shivers of apprehension through India…..Indian policy makers were always skeptical of Chinese assertions that they were not selling equipment or technology to Pakistan for its nuclear and missile programs, and preferred instead to believe the host of American intelligence reports that confirmed this cooperation. What forced India to reassess China's intentions is that this cooperation seemed to increase after India and China signed an agreement resolving their border dispute in 1993. There was the sale of ring magnets for Pakistan's gas centrifuges in 1994, the sale of M-11 missiles in 1995, and the presence of Chinese scientists at the Pakistani nuclear research site in Kahuta. Moreover, the Indians believed that the intermediate-range Ghauri was not a product of North Korean technology, as widely reported, but of Chinese technology. Not only has North Korea flatly denied any such sales to Pakistan, but the modified Scud it developed in 1991 had a range much shorter than that of the Ghauri. Since the North Koreans test-fire all their missiles into the Sea of Japan, these tests cannot be kept secret….Lastly, Indian intelligence believed that Chinese scientists were helping Pakistan to make its nuclear weapons small enough to mount on a warhead…."

    Washington Times 3/11/99 Bill Gertz "…North Korea is working on uranium enrichment techniques and will be able to produce fuel for nuclear weapons in six years or less, according to a U.S. intelligence report. The program involves a North Korean trading company that recently sought to buy enrichment technology from a Japanese manufacturer, and connections between North Korea and Pakistan, according to a Department of Energy intelligence report made available to The Washington Times. According to the report, the technology sought by Pyongyang is a clear sign that North Korea, known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), "is in the early stages of a uranium enrichment capability." "On the basis of Pakistan's progress with a similar technology, we estimate that the DPRK is at least six years from the production of [highly enriched uranium], even if it has a viable centrifuge design," the report said. "On the other hand, with significant technical support from other countries, such as Pakistan, the time frame would be decreased by several years." The report is a further sign the communist regime in Pyongyang has abandoned the freeze imposed on its nuclear weapons program by a 1994 agreement with the United States. Underground construction spotted by U.S. intelligence agencies last year at Kumchangni, North Korea, is believed to be a new facility for nuclear weapons production in violation of the agreement…Pakistan purchased uranium enrichment technology from China in 1996 when it bought 5,000 special ring magnets used as bearings in gas centrifuges. The sale violated China's international commitment not to sell weapons technology to non-nuclear weapons states. It was dismissed by the Clinton administration after an investigation determined senior Chinese leaders were unaware of the technology transfer…."

    WorldNetDaily 3/25/99 Ahmar Mustikhan "...Pakistan is widely being suspected as the culprit behind the supplier of unexploded U.S. cruise missiles to China, as Beijing's ties with Washington marked its lowest ebb since Richard Nixon went on his ping-pong diplomacy with the "Yellow Giant."... One of the three unexploded missiles had landed at a place not very far from the Chagai hills, where Pakistan conducted its nuclear tests last May in a tat-for-tat to the Indian tests that very month. Interestingly, Chinese "technicians" had for nearly a decade been working at the gold-cum-copper project in a neighboring district named Saindak. Pakistan had retrieved at least two other unexploded cruise missiles from the strategic coastal Mekran district of Balochistan. Mekran is the backyard to the Strait of Hormuz, from where most of the Gulf oil is shipped to the West, including United States, and Japan. Islamabad experts also helped defuse an unspecified number of the missiles that landed on the Afghan territories. Analysts do not rule out the possibility that China may have helped Pakistan develop the world's first-ever "Islamic bomb" in the guise of technicians working on the Saindak copper-cum-gold project. What gives credence to this theory was the fact that a Belgian offer to develop the mines at a 40 percent lower rate was turned down by Islamabad in spite of its resource crunch in 1990......"

    The Pioneer 4/3/99 K.P.S. Gill "... The tragedy that is being played out in Yugoslavia has critical lessons for India, especially when it is viewed, not in isolation and within the context of the hysteria that naturally attends a war, but in a perspective that accommodates the larger patterns of emerging geopolitics. The most obvious of these lessons regards the utter irrelevance of the United Nations in general, and of the Security Council in particular, once the US and its "allies" ("subject states" would be more accurate in at least some cases) -- who now unilaterally express the "will of the international community" -- have made up their mind on a particular course of action. It is, consequently, high time that India discarded its pitiful hankering for a permanent seat in the Security Council -- the position is quite worthless. A second and more important lesson arises out of the elaborate and relentless campaign that created the opportunity for NATO's intervention. There is now increasing evidence that claims of ethnic cleansing and genocide in Kosovo were grossly exaggerated, ignoring entirely the atrocities committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), in a process of the demonisation of Serbs orchestrated through the Western media. This is not to say that Mr Slobodan Milosevic is free of sin, but only that there is another side to the picture, and it has been substantially suppressed. Indeed, so great is the distortion that when Mr Clinton chose to describe what was happening in Kosovo as "genocide", the United Nations saw fit to clarify that "there was not enough firm evidence" to term the events in the province a "genocide"...."

    The Indian Express 4/13/99 "...The successful test firing of the upgraded Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Agni-II signifies that India is almost catching up on China in the longer and shorter range missile technology, according to western military experts here. Western military experts, who earlier used to proclaim that Indian missile programme would start an arms race in the south Asian region, for the first time have commented that, the full range of about 3,700 km of Agni-II indicated that Pakistan was not the target, but the missile represented a deterrent to Chinese missile programme in recent months, reports PTI. Experts said that recently China had declared two new missiles operational and that both could hit India from Chinese mainland. ''There is even a third programme underway with a mobile launched missile, which could fly all the way to United States,'' missile expert, Paul Beaver commented in 'The Scotsman' magazine. Beaver quoted 'the father of the Indian missile program,' Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalaam, secretary of the DRDO, confirming that the India government, ''has approved the long range Agni missile system for launch as well as deployment''..."

    http://www.ConservativeNews.org 4/8/99 Akhtar Jamal "...Pakistan, in response to an informal request from the United States, has expressed its willingness to send troops to Kosovo as part of a multi-national peacekeeping force. A Pakistan government source, who requested anonymity, told CNS that President Bill Clinton has asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to "contribute to the Kosovo crisis"....."

    AP 4/11/99 Freeper frankm "…India tested an upgraded version of its nuclear-capable intermediate-range missile Sunday, going against the advice of the United States, local news agencies reported. Information Minister Pramod Mahajan was quoted as saying that India had informed Pakistan before the launch, as it had agreed to do when the prime ministers of the two countries met in January…."

    Inside China Today Reuters 4/9/99 "…The Beijing Military Academy has recommended China redeploy medium-and long-range missiles against India following New Delhi's nuclear tests last year, Indian newspapers said on Thursday. "One important recommendation, which China has put into action, is to redeploy medium- and long-range missiles against India to 'ensure nuclear balance in Chinese favor'," The Pioneer said in a front-page article. The Times of India, quoting defense sources in New Delhi, said the military academy paper recommended China seek Western sanctions against India, led by the United States, and seek to isolate India on the international stage. "The document says that China should penalize India for its alleged 'anti-China' stance and highlight 'India's hegemonistic designs'," it said…."



    The Times Of India 4/15/99 Freeper lyonesse "...The fact that Islamabad has done it again would imply that Pakistan is not engaged in developmental testing (unlike India) but is firing with confidence, tested and proved missiles, the origin of which, according to US literature, is North Korea. So far as India is concerned, Pakistan's missiles are a factor in our security calculus. It does not, however, matter whether these were indigenously developed or obtained from abroad. That is a matter for self-appointed global policemen to worry about. India has long been reconciled to the failure of the Missile Technology Control Regime and to US connivance at missile proliferation by China and North Korea...."

    The Hindustan Times 4/15/99Editorial Freeper lyonesse "...By using Pakistan against India, China keeps India not only confined to the subcontinent but can patronisingly talk, as it did in reaction to the Agni-2 test, about the need to avert an India-Pakistan arms race. Ever since the first Prithvi test in 1988, China has been quick to help Pakistan equalise Indian advances. For example, the transfers of M-11s to Islamabad began barely two years after the Prithvi test, but several years before India started serially producing that missile. The delivery of ready-made missiles was followed by Chinese aid in the domestic production of Hatf-2 and Hatf-3 - Pakistani names for the M-11s and M-9s. Now comes the Ghauri-2, exactly a year after the Ghauri-1 test. As intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs), the Ghauris can help Islamabad to strike deep into India, nullifying this country?s real military advantage over Pakistan - its strategic depth...."

    Rediff 4/17/99 Seema Sirohi "....From India's perspective, the picture looked distorted, even skewed. No matter how much China violated international norms, proliferated nuclear technology or used its spies against the United States, it was the guest of honour at the party. As if to rub it in, Clinton, who granted China the status of "overseer" in South Asia during his visit to Beijing, publicly thanked Zhu for helping "curb" proliferation in South Asia. Zhu completed his summit meeting with Clinton without the agreement he most sought - US support for China's entry into the World Trade Organisation. He also received mild rebukes for China's human rights record and uncomfortable questions on Taiwan. But the underlying message was one of working together as Clinton continues down the course of "constructive engagement" with the superpower-in-waiting. ....The depth of the engagement policy was most evident in a report timed for release with Zhu's arrival. The report showed that China received $15 billion worth of strategically sensitive US exports, ranging from super computers to oscilloscopes, over the past 10 years. The array of high-tech equipment legally exported to China could be used for designing nuclear weapons, processing nuclear weapons material, building missile parts and transmitting data from missile tests. The endless list of export licenses granted to China presents a sharp contrast to the "deny, deny, deny" policy toward India. While sophisticated technology is sold directly to the Chinese military, even paper clips are denied to the Indian defence department after last May's nuclear tests. The restrictions against India, already many-layered because of New Delhi's refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, multiplied after Pokhran-II, effectively choking the flow of technology. China, meanwhile, enjoys American trust and buys cutting-edge equipment despite its record of supplying nuclear technology and missile components to Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Iraq and other countries over the years. The buying spree continues even in the face of at least two serious instances of Chinese nuclear espionage which recently came to light. Chinese moles allegedly stole the design of W-88, the most advanced American nuclear warhead, and data on the neutron bomb from US government labs.....But what China allegedly stole pales in comparison to what it legally bought through regular channels under Clinton's "trade-first" policy. The report prepared by the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, a Washington-based think tank, said that lax Commerce Department rules allowed China's military establishment to purchase dual use items, many of which later turned up in Pakistan and Iran. The damage to US national security from such legal largesse was far greater than China's nuclear espionage. China bought more than 11,000 computers on the restricted list worth $7.7 billion after 1993 when the definition of what constitutes a "supercomputer" was changed by the Clinton administration. The bar was raised, allowing for a seven-fold relaxation in supercomputer export controls. By February 1994, the Clinton administration leaning under industry pressure and trying to promote trade, defined a supercomputer as a machine performing 1.5 billion operations per second from the earlier 195 million operations per second. By 1996, the controls were relaxed even further, allowing export of computers performing 2 billion operations per second. "If a Chinese buyer did not admit to being a nuclear, missile, or military site, it could import computers performing up to 7 billion operations per second. Such computers are used, among other things, to encode and decode secret messages, to design and test nuclear warheads and to simulate the performance of missiles from launch to impact," the report says....."



    IZVESTIA 4/20/99 Navaz Sharif, Eduard Babazadeh Freeper khatch "...IZVESTIA carries an interview by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Navaz Sharif, who granted it before starting his official visit to Russia yesterday [April 19]. Asked to estimate the present state of relations between the two countries, he said they were at a new stage of development. The important thing was to break the inertia of the past and build a new type of relations based on the realities of a new world. His present visit to Russia provided a fine opportunity for both to lay a foundation of firmer and more comprehensive ties. He had a good mind to discuss it with President Boris Yeltsin and Prime Minister Yevgeni Primakov...."

    Asia Week 4/30/99 Ajay Singh "....SHORTLY BEFORE PRIME MINISTER ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE completed a year in office on March 19, he made a boast about his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. "We have arrived," he said, "and we are here to stay." Barely a month later, India's poet-premier was eating his words. "I feel free," he told reporters, minutes after losing an April 17 parliamentary vote of confidence that led to the collapse of his BJP-led coalition government. "Only the future will say how stable the next government will be." Stability is on the mind of just about every Indian these days - and for good reason. Vajpayee's 18-party coalition was the third to fall prematurely in less than three years. Even though its rule lasted longer than the previous two administrations it was by far the most fractious of the lot. Almost from the day it took power, the government had been blackmailed and bullied by its second-largest constituent, a party based in southern Tamil Nadu state. Its mercurial leader, onetime actress Jayalalitha Jayaram, is facing prosecution in 53 separate cases of alleged corruption. It was she who precipitated the collapse of Vajpayee's now-caretaker government by withdrawing the support of her 18 MPs..... New Delhi decided to flex its military muscle. In a thinly disguised attempt to shore up political support, it test-fired a new ballistic missile, the Agni II, whose name means "fire" in Sanskrit. With an average range of about 2,500 km, the nuclear-capable missile can reach the heartland of China. A previously existing missile, the Agni I, can strike all of Pakistan. New Delhi was hoping that the test would subdue dissent in the coalition - just like its nuclear blasts had done in May last year. But it underestimated Jayalalitha, dubbed "the political psychopath" by the newsweekly India Today...IF THE TAMIL "MISSILE" from the south caught the BJP by surprise, another one from the north did not. Three days after New Delhi launched the Agni II, Pakistan fired its latest nuclear-capable missile, Ghauri II (named after an Afghan invader of India), which can hit targets deep in Indian territory. The tit-for-tat tests came less than two months after Vajpayee's "bus diplomacy" with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. ..."

    The Hindu 5/2/99 Sridhar Krishnaswami "...The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, has told administration officials and Members of Congress that the U.S. should tell Pakistan to stop abetting cross-border terrorism. He also said the killing of innocents must stop. To a question at the National Press Club on Friday, Dr. Abdullah said that he had discussed a number of issues with officials and law-makers including India-Pakistan talks, terrorism and sanctions. Dr. Abdullah also brushed aside the constant reference here to Kashmir being a ``nuclear flashpoint'', making the point that it was necessary for India to demonstrate to its neighbours its capabilities. He said the country would not be using these weapons ``just for the heck of it''. Arguing that he did not see a situation in which India or Pakistan resorted to the use of nuclear weapons, Dr. Abdullah maintained that it was important for them to have it...."

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    Can't say for sure mate. The article is a good read. I traced the DNS, and it points to Atlanta, Georgia.
     
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    ABOUT ALAMO-GIRL

    Alamo-Girl is the unofficial, unappointed secretary/archivist of the most active conservative political forum on the Internet, the Free Republic. She has been active and dillegent in domcumenting and chronicling the downside legacy of the Clinton Presidency for several years, a Presidency that may be remembered as the most corrupt, deceitful and traitorous administration in the history of the United States of America.
     

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