And the hits just keep on coming from WikiLeaks. It seems every new day brings fresh revelations about just how unimportant the security of our nation is to the president of the United States. As loathsome as the effeminate waif Julian Assange is, if we had to suffer damage to our country by his hands, at least we learned about our own enemy within.
The leaked memos confirm that our leaders are fully aware that our nation’s enemies are engaging in activities to undermine the United States. Yet armed with this knowledge, Barack Obama continues his foreign policy of appeasement. We’ve learned that terrorists now have access to nuclear material through a known state sponsor of terror. And the president’s inept policy of “let’s just talk more” remains the administration’s de facto position. It seems that all this “foreign affairs” stuff is just a distraction to this president. It’s really cutting into to his agenda of remaking America. It is now all too clear that defending this nation from our enemies is the last thing on the president’s mind. In this case, what we don’t know will hurt us.
WikiLeaks documents have provided us with this timeline (from the Wall Street Journal):
- In February 2009 the U.S. ambassador to Kyrgyzstan confronted his Chinese counterpart over allegations that China offered the former Soviet state $3 billion to close a U.S. air base there.
- In September 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed concern about a Chinese company selling French thermal-imaging technology to Iran that could be used against U.S. and allied forces in the Gulf.
- In February 2010 Mrs. Clinton asked China to act on intelligence information that suggests Iran is trying to buy Russian gyroscopes and carbon fiber for its ballistic missiles from Chinese companies.
- And in May 2010 Clinton expressed concern about Chinese companies exporting chemical weapons precursors to Iran. One cable stated that a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January that the widely reported hacking attack on Google was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts, and internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government.
Anyone else see a pattern here? It’s clear that President Obama is an ideological ally of the leadership in China. But he’s still America’s president, right?
Add to all of this the revelation that U.S. officials believe that Beijing ordered a cyber-attack on the U.S. in which 15 percent of the world’s Internet traffic was diverted through Chinese servers for 18 minutes last spring. China is a hostile adversary to the United States. Yet the Obama administration pursues fiscal policies that continually leave us at the economic mercy of that Communist nation. Obama and his cronies continue to borrow and spend us into Chinese dependency. Is it any wonder why the administration didn’t want us to know the extent of China’s treachery? If the American people had known, they would have demanded action. And the president of the United States would have to admit that he has maneuvered us into an economic position that has zero leverage to effectively deal with an ever-aggressive China. Now that we do know, it might serve national security interest to remind the president as we head toward 2012.