“Barack Obama has just done something truly disgraceful! He’s declared the murder of 13 American soldiers and the wounding of 29 more by a radical Islamic terrorist [Nidal Malik Hasan] at Ft. Hood ‘workplace violence.’ Workplace violence? Is he serious? Apparently so. What Obama’s pronouncement means is that these men and women are denied the military medals they are due—like the Purple Heart—for their deaths or injuries during the attack by a radicalized Muslim combatant. The way I see it, those soldiers put their lives and their bodies in harm’s way in defense of our freedom. But instead of recognizing them as heroes, Obama is treating them like they are civil service employees who just happened to be in the way when a random accident occurred! He has cheapened their lives and their courageous service to our nation. And once again, he fails to recognize that radical Islamic terrorists have declared war on this nation, and our armed forces are our first line of defense against their monstrous actions.” David Horowitz, The David Horowitz Freedom Center, February 8, 2012
“Vladimir Putin praised Cold War-era scientists for stealing U.S. nuclear secrets so that United States would not be the world’s sole atomic power, in comments reflecting his vision of Russia as a counterweight to U.S. power. Spies with suitcases full of data helped the Soviet Union build its atomic bomb, he told military commanders. It has been known for decades that there were spies among the scientists who worked on the Manhattan project, the U.S. atomic bomb design operation. Putin suggested those who helped Moscow build its bomb acted out of concern for humanity.” Steve Gutierman, Reuters.com, February 22, 2012
What Mr. Gutierman fails to mention, however, is how America’s left/liberal/radicals did their best to cover up and explain away what Putin now openly admits. The anti-Communists who exposed the Communist moles in numerous hidden cells within the U.S. government were called names hardly printable. For any reader willing to dig into this subject Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel’s The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America’s Traitors would be a good first step. Of course, some could even comprehend M. Stanton Evans take on Senator Joe McCarthy entitled Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies.
Today it is now Chinese Communists who are involved in stealing U.S. secrets (See Bill Gertz’ Enemies: How America’s Foes Steal Our Vital Secrets and his other books like The China Threat) and their continuing preparations to use what was stolen against us. The Washington Free Beacon carried an article by Bill Gertz entitled “DIA director: China preparing for space warfare” worth reading.
DIA director: China preparing for space warfare
Growing threat to United States
BY: Bill Gertz – February 23, 2012 5:00 am
Army Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, disclosed new details of China’s space weapons programs last week, including information regarding China’s anti-satellite missiles and cyber warfare capabilities.
Burgess stated in little-noticed written testimony prepared for an appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee that Beijing is developing missiles, electronic jammers, and lasers for use against satellites.
Much of the space warfare activity is being carried out under the guise of China’s supposedly non-military space program, he said.
“The space program, including ostensible civil projects, supports China’s growing ability to deny or degrade the space assets of potential adversaries and enhances China’s conventional military capabilities,” Burgess said.
“China operates satellites for communications, navigation, earth resources, weather, and intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance, in addition to manned space and space exploration missions,” he said.
“China’s successfully tested a direct ascent anti-satellite weapon (ASAT) missile and is developing jammers and directed-energy weapons for ASAT missions,” he said. “A prerequisite for ASAT attacks, China’s ability to track and identify satellites is enhanced by technologies from China’s manned and lunar programs as well as technologies and methods developed to detect and track space debris.”
China’s January 2007 anti-satellite missile test involved a modified DF-21 missile that destroyed a Chinese weather satellite. The blast created a debris field in space of some 10,000 pieces of space junk that could damage both manned and unmanned spacecraft.
For the U.S. military, the successful 2007 ASAT test represented a new strategic capability for China. Analysts estimate that with as many as two-dozen ASAT missiles, China could severely disrupt U.S. military operations through attacks on satellites.
Burgess said China rarely admits that its space program has direct military uses and refers to nearly all satellite launches as scientific or civil.
Additionally, Burgess said Chinese state-run enterprises “continue to proliferate space and counter-space related capabilities,” including some with direct military applications.
For example, China’s Beidou global positioning system satellites will be available for regional users this year and globally by 2020, he said.
The satellites will provide foreign militaries with precision targeting capabilities through purchases of Chinese Beidou receivers and services.
The system will provide foreign militaries with “greater redundancy and independence in a conflict scenario that employs space assets,” he said.
The Chinese, as well as the Russians, are also developing space capabilities that interfere with or disable U.S. space-based navigation, communications, and intelligence satellites.
Moreover, North Korea has demonstrated its ability to disrupt U.S. navigational capabilities through Soviet-made electronic jammers placed on vehicles near the North-South demarcation line that, when activated, were able to disrupt U.S. Global Positioning System signals up to 62 miles away.