Friday, May 19, 2006

MASSIVE CHINESE SPY OPS IN U.S. ONGOING

I guess since they did so well under Clinton, they thought they would expand espionage operations under Bush. We should have been all over this... but, of course, we weren't. I'm having trouble figuring out what the CIA has actually done right in recent years. It would seem that co-intel ops would be at the top of the list. Are we running similar operations in China and Russia? What is the status of our spy networks overseas? Are we so distracted with the Islamic world that we have taken our eye off the real strategic threats (ie CHINA/RUSSIA)? Seems we are being compromised from every angle in recent years. Is the fall of the Republic near?
China is running aggressive and wide-ranging espionage operations aimed at stealing U.S. weapons technology that could be useful against U.S. forces, according to the nation's top spy-catchers.

U.S. counterintelligence officials have also detected an expansion of spy networks run by Russia, Cuba and Iran targeting the U.S. government and, in the case of Iran, U.S. military technology, according to Timothy Bereznay, assistant director of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division.

China, however, has emerged as the leading espionage threat, Bereznay and Stephen Bogni, a senior investigator for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), said in separate interviews.

China has "put out a shopping list" of weapons and components it is seeking to arms dealers and middlemen, Bogni said. These middlemen, often ethnic Chinese, operate out of shell companies in the USA, he said. The list includes night-vision gear, radar-evading and radar- and communications-jamming equipment, missile-guidance systems and torpedoes.


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