Wolf says NASA prompted hiring of person linked to Chinese espionage; may be dozens more in agency

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posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 09:11 AM
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This goes round and round. Sometimes I wonder if its the local politicians cutting deals with the chicoms or is it just oversight by NASA? I do know during Clinton years there were several deals made with China on technology transfer. The agency legitimately employs scientists and technicians from several different nationality backgrounds. However one has to wonder how many of them are affiliated with international espionage? Academia is another weak link where much of the R&D work funded by non-academic sources is lost to international espionage.

Officials at NASA's Langley Research Center permitted a contractor to hire a Chinese national affiliated with an organization designated by U.S. national security agencies as an "entity of concern," and then allowed the individual access to classified information, according to Rep. Frank Wolf.

The as-yet unidentified individual was permitted to take that information back home to China, according to Wolf, the Virginia Republican who is chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees NASA.

Wolf said during a Capitol Hill news conference today that "at least several dozen other Chinese nationals," are employed at Langley, and he charged that they are employed in a manner to "circumvent" congressional bans on Chinese involvement at NASA facilities.

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posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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The as-yet unidentified individual was permitted to take that information back home to China


Uh, yeah. What else would have happened? Indefinite detention? Stupid comment.

Also, who's to say they aren't sharing China's secrets with us? Way to out an agent, Wolf. Someone fire Wolf, please.



posted on Mar, 8 2013 @ 09:16 AM
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Just what the country needs right now: a good old fashioned witch hunt. Move over Joe McCarthy, Wolf is the new sheriff in town. (I'll believe the accusation when the DOJ reviews the documentation.)



posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by DJW001
Just what the country needs right now: a good old fashioned witch hunt. Move over Joe McCarthy, Wolf is the new sheriff in town. (I'll believe the accusation when the DOJ reviews the documentation.)


Might want to try another boogie man figure.

In a 1996 piece that appeared in the Washington Post, provocatively titled "Was McCarthy Right About the Left," Nicholas von Hoffman acknowledged that McCarthy's charges did rest against a background of genuine Communist subversion and of liberal excuses for it...


Archival materials from the former Soviet Union have revealed that Stalin's intentions were aggressively malign and expansionist, just as America's coldest cold warriors had believed.


The declassified Venona decrypts have revealed to the public the full extent and depth of Soviet spying in America and proved that fears of Russian espionage networks at work in the highest reaches of the government were not fantasy but sober fact. Meanwhile, independent sources from iron curtain Hungary have confirmed Alger Hiss's role as a Soviet spy, just as Russian sources (including his former KGB case officer) have finally definitively established that Julius Rosenberg was a central figure in the Soviet spy network.

www.nytimes.com...





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