June 17, 1998
President Bill Clinton's projected trip to China later this month, and to Tiananmen Square
on the ninth anniversary of the massacre of the students there, will be a national embarrassment.
Clinton's trip will pay homage to the Butchers of Beijing who crushed liberty in China and who
now have targeted thirteen of their CSS-4 long-range missiles against American cities.
It will serve him right if the television networks embellish coverage of his trip by playing
over and over again the pictures of the democracy-demonstrating students gunned down by
Communist tanks in 1989.
What kind of gifts will Clinton take to his Communist hosts? He had planned to take a
blanket waiver of the sanctions imposed after the Tiananmen Square killings, a waiver that
would allow China to launch U.S. satellites without case-by-case Presidential review.
He had also considered lifting the ban that prevents the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation from guaranteeing U.S. investments in China, and prevents the Trade and
Development Agency from financing "feasibility studies of overseas projects." Both these
corporate welfare projects are paid for by U.S. taxpayers, and lifting the ban would be
financially valuable to the Chinese.
Fortunately, it looks like Congress is finally waking up to its constitutional responsibility
to provide for the common defense. On May 20, the House voted 364 to 54 to ban the export of
all satellites to China.
And, by 417 to 4, the House passed a "sense of the Congress" resolution warning Clinton
not to enter into any new agreements with China involving space or missile technology during
his trip to Beijing. The resolution also rebuked Clinton by declaring that his decision to issue the
waiver to Loral Space and Communications earlier this year was "not in the national interest of
the United States," and instructed the President to indefinitely suspend all U.S. satellite exports
to China, including a pending Loral deal.
Congress is starting to realize that American national security is at stake because
Communist China views the United States as its major adversary, and its military strength has
been rapidly growing. Bill Clinton has helped China to greatly improve the accuracy and
reliability of its intercontinental ballistic missiles by providing U.S. technology, despite the
objections of the U.S. State Department, Defense Department, Justice Department, and
Because China shared U.S. technology and equipment with Pakistan, Clinton is also
responsible for India starting a nuclear race in Asia. India has fought three wars with its
neighbor, Pakistan, since the end of World War II and looks upon Pakistan's new military
capabilities as a direct threat.
The fact that Clinton personally issued the waivers that allowed Communist China to
target its missiles at American cities is grounds for impeachment, regardless of whether or not
there was any quid pro quo for those decisions. The policy decisions were, on their face,
dangerous to U.S. national security. But the way Clinton did this, and why he did it, weaves a
fascinating fabric of scandal.
Bernard Schwartz, Loral Space's CEO, made a $100,000 contribution to the Democratic
National Committee in 1994. He then joined a Ron Brown trip to China that led to a $250
million telecommunications deal for Loral's satellites to be launched by Chinese rockets.
On Feb. 15, 1996, a Chinese "Long March" rocket blew up while attempting to launch a
Loral satellite. Without telling the U.S. Government, Loral scientists prepared a 200-page report
advising China how to improve the guidance of its missiles and forwarded this helpful advice
despite Pentagon objections.
The rationale for allowing U.S. satellites to be launched by Chinese rockets is that the
technology is safely locked up in a black box, and Americans monitor the launch to assure that it
stays secured. But when the Long March rocket blew up, the parts were scattered, and the
Pentagon has refused comment on the Drudge report that the Loral engineers who reviewed the
recovered debris said that the encryption hardware was missing.
The CIA said that China's targeting of its missiles at U.S. cities was made more accurate
by Loral's unauthorized help. The Justice Department started a criminal investigation of Loral,
and the State Department warned that Loral's actions had been "criminal, likely to be indicted,
knowing and unlawful."
After intense White House debate, Clinton signed another waiver this year allowing Loral
Space to export a satellite that is scheduled to be launched by the Chinese in November.
The calendar provides an objective frame of reference. When Clinton's policy decisions
that so dramatically benefited China's military capability and Loral's corporation profits, and the
hundreds of thousands of campaign donations from the Chinese government and from Loral, are
all placed on the calendar, the sequence shows a pattern of corruption that simply cannot be