It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

CHINA MISSILE SALES - Inside the Ring - Washington Times

page: 1
1

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 10:32 PM
link   
CHINA MISSILE SALES - Inside the Ring - Washington Times


Newly released classified documents reveal China’s continued violations of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) with sales of missiles and parts to Iran, Syria and Pakistan.

A Sept. 18, 2009, State Department cable on the issue was prepared for an international meeting of the MTCR that year in Rio de Janeiro. The MTCR is an informal association of 34 states that seeks to limit exports of missiles with ranges greater than 185 miles and warheads heavier than 1,000 pounds.

Sent under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s signature, the cable included a report on Chinese missile proliferation that on three occasions referred to a “lack of political will” by China to stop missile transfers.

“Chinese authorities and firms fail to conduct sufficient evaluations of missile-applicable transactions or to take steps to know their customers,” the report said.

Several cables, labelled “secret,” were made public on Monday by the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks, showing Chinese violations or circumventions of the accord.

“Other firms that are aware of the vulnerabilities in China’s export-control system take steps to conceal sensitive transactions and avoid detection, including by adopting new names and falsifying shipping documentation. Additionally, some firms may take advantage of government connections to skirt Chinese regulations,” the cable said.

Among the violations were sales to Iran by China’s Dalian Sunny Industries, also known as LIMMT; sales of ballistic-missile goods to Syria; and transfers by Shanghai Technical By-Products International Corp. to Iran of ballistic-missile items.


Click link above for rest of story...



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 10:34 PM
link   
Apprently they are not as innocent as they would like the world to think. This has been continuing for many years now, so im not sure why its making the news now. China is certainly adept at playing the international black market game. I am curious if the UN will do anything about their violation of the missile technology resolutions going to those countries.

Kind of makes sense now why China refused to get tough on Syria, Pakistan or Iran.

Proxy war anyone?

Thoughts?

Before we hold China's feet to the flame, we need to take a good look at what the Us Government does when infomration like this comes to light -


China has been violating the MTCR for decades and first sold DF-11 short-range missiles to Pakistan, while claiming it followed MTCR guidelines. The DF-11 sales were covered up by U.S. intelligence agencies during the Clinton administration to prevent the imposition of sanctions under U.S. law. CIA arms-proliferation analyst Gordon Oehler exposed the cover-up after he was forced into retirement for refusing to go along.


Its one thing to moan and groan about Chinese actions. Its someting else entirely when our own Government covers it up.
edit on 13-7-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 10:35 PM
link   
Sounds like they are pulling a Reagan.
selling arms to sanctioned countries, nothing new for the US, we invented that strategy.
edit on 13-7-2011 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 10:39 PM
link   

Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Sounds like they are pulling a Reagan.
selling arms to sanctioned countries, nothing new for the US, we invented that strategy.
edit on 13-7-2011 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)


I would say there is a difference between the US selling ground to air missiles to the Muhajadeen and China selling Ballisitic missile technology to Iran, Syria and Pakistan.

Ours can bring down a plane. Theirs can take out a city.

It begs the question though - What do we do about it?

Whats the point in putting together reports like this if we arent going to take action?
edit on 13-7-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 10:49 PM
link   
The problem with China is that they will sell anything to anyone. Go to Alibaba.com and you can find holograms for United States driver's licenses for sale from Chinese companies.

I don't know that their intent with these missile sales is to purposely arm United States enemies or it's just Chinese business doing what it does best - sell anything anywhere. How bound are they to our sanctions? Or the UNs? We ourselves sold arms to Iran (violating our own law), after declaring sanctions against them. Does that undermine our position - especially since the person responsible is held as some sort of hero and is now a Fox News commentator?



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 10:52 PM
link   
Something else to consider - from the article:


The MTCR is an informal association of 34 states that seeks to limit exports of missiles with ranges greater than 185 miles and warheads heavier than 1,000 pounds.


It's an informal association. Does it even have any legal authority?



posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 12:19 AM
link   

Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Something else to consider - from the article:


The MTCR is an informal association of 34 states that seeks to limit exports of missiles with ranges greater than 185 miles and warheads heavier than 1,000 pounds.


It's an informal association. Does it even have any legal authority?


I would say yes it does, but not from that aprticular treaty. If im not mistaken Syria, Iran and Pakistan all have sanctions on them when it comes to ballisitic missile technology.



posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 06:10 AM
link   
Its all a scarey thing!

But not if you believe (as some do)
B. Manning was groomed to release the cables to wikileaks (boy, you will save the world).
wikileaks took cables and working with the state dept.
made some cash when talking with israel to pull anything not to their liking.
and release the required cables to the set timeline.
viola, the greatest show on earth.
the pentagon and state dept make plans.
long term plans.
like any big business. 5 year, 10 year, 20 year plans.



new topics

top topics



 
1

log in

join