Tuesday, June 27, 2006

USA v. Montaperto: New blog posts treason documents

Documents pertaining to the treason of Ronald Montaperto, the influential China scholar and intelligence analyst who passed national security secrets to Beijing and discredited skeptics of the PRC, appear on a new blog.

The blog, "Montaperto the Chinese Spy," is located at www.RonaldMontaperto.com.

The new website, posted by this blogger, contains the eight-page federal "Statement of Facts" by federal prosecutors in United States of America v. Ronald N. Montaperto, Criminal No. 1:06cr257.

Montaperto agreed to plead guilty to a lesser crime than espionage, and to cooperate in a federal counterintelligence investigation. However, as Bill Gertz reports in the Washington Times and as the "Statement of Facts" explains, the real crime is far more serious.

Instead of trying to get to the bottom of the matter, Montaperto's friends and partisans are trying to cover it up.

FourthWorldWar has learned that certain Bush administration officials, including a National Security Council staffer, called prominent news organizations after the Gertz scoop in an apparently successful bid to spike the story.

Watch RonaldMontaperto.com for more.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Traitor: Ronald Montaperto, dean of military intelligence analysis on China, unmasked as spy

One of the most influential intellectual shapers of US military intelligence analysis on China, Ronald Montaperto, has been unmasked as a Chinese spy.

"A Pentagon official said Montaperto's value to China included both the secrets he shared and his role facilitating Chinese deception of U.S. intelligence by providing feedback on how those efforts were working," Bill Gertz reports in the Washington Times.

"A senior U.S. intelligence official bluntly stated, 'He was a spy for China.'"

A DIA analyst since 1981, Montaperto became dean of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies at the Pacific Command in Hawaii, under the wing of soft-line Marine Lt. Gen. Hank Stackpole (Ret).

"Montaperto also was part of an influential group of pro-China academics and officials in the US policy and intelligence community who share similar benign views of China. The group, dubbed the Red Team by critics, harshly criticizes anyone who raises questions about the threat posed by Beijing's communist regime," according to Gertz.

Montaperto was responsible for years of faulty intelligence analysis concerning China, and brought dozens of sinologists into the system. As with the case of Ana Belen Montes, the DIA Latin America analyist who was convicted as a Cuban spy, Montaperto influenced his underlings, recruited new people into the system, and tried to damage or destroy the careers of professionals who saw Beijing as a military threat.

The DIA must purge itself of Montaperto's proteges, and conduct a damage assessment of how much the traitor compromised the intellectual and professional integrity of other sinologists in the intelligence community.

Chinese spy trashed 'Blue Team' skeptics

Ronald Montaperto, the veteran Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for communist China, also served as an agent of influence to destroy the credibility of scholars and policymakers who saw the PRC as a threat to national security.

As a member of the Blue Team that follows Beijing's military and intelligence operations, this blogger saw firsthand how Montaperto would malign the arguments, presentations, facts, credibility and integrity of US intelligence officers and mid-level officials who warned of PRC intentions and capabilities.

Montaperto was so pro-Beijing that Blue Team members half-joked among themselves that if he wasn't a recruited agent of the PRC, he at least acted like one.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Let's not inflate the image of Zarqawi's successor

The US would be smart not to inflate the image of the new leader of al Qaeda in Iraq as it did for his dead predessor, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

From the White House on down, American leaders gave Zarqawi priceless prestige as the archenemy of the United States and personal rival of the President of the United States. They did so by incessantly naming Zarqawi by name.

In this blogger's view, they helped make Zarqawi a more powerful terrorist, especially as he was able, for years, to elude US and Coalition forces and achieve, for a while, mythic status.

Zarqawi's successor, reportedly an Egyptian, should receive no such image-enhancement from Uncle Sam.

US officials should deny him his identity. They should refer only to the "terrorists" or the "enemy," and not to a named individual or group. The names of enemy figures should never cross the lips of American leaders.

(President Bush and Karl Rove ought to know this instinctively. Bush tried not to mention Senator John Kerry's name during the 2004 campaign to deny Kerry credibility as a personal political rival. Somehow, the White House can't apply the same logic to our nation's mortal enemies.)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Momentum: Banning Chavez military suppliers from US contracts

This blogger's idea to ban Hugo Chavez's military suppliers from competing for US government contracts is catching on.

Here are some developments since FourthWorldWar's May 3 posting that called for preventing foreign defense contractors from major US defense programs if they help America's adversaries.

* May 17: The Center for Security Policy ran a Decision Brief, "Venezuela Arms Embargo Should Be Part of Bush Doctrine," endorsing the approach.

* May 22: The Providence Journal, hometown newspaper of a member of the US Senate Western Hemisphere Affairs Subcommittee, ran this blogger's op-ed that outlined how the Spanish government and EADS CASA set out to ignore US security concerns in order to sell military cargo planes to Chaveaz.

* May 24: Scripps Howard News Service syndicated the piece, which appeared in at least 12 other newspapers.

* May 25: Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter explicitly citing EADS CASA for endangering US national security by selling warplanes to Chavez. The letter said, "This case underscores the need to establish a comprehensive policy that holds foreign military suppliers accountable for cooperating with hostile regimes that compromise US security."

* June 5: Four senators - John Kyl, Bill Nelson (D-FL), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Rick Santorum (R-PA) wrote a letter to President George W. Bush, telling him that the aircraft sale "threatens to undermine the US ban and weaken democratic stability in the region."

* June 6: The Hill, an influential newspaper for and about Congress, ran a news story about the senators' letter, headlined, "Spain's Sale to Chavez Puts EADS on Defensive."

* June 7: PR Newswire ran a news release commenting on the senators' letter and refuting EADS CASA propaganda. The release was a top feature on Yahoo News.

* June 7-15: EADS CASA lobbyists, including the company's CEO, converged on Capitol Hill to do damage control on the Venezuela problem, saying that their company will not break the US embargo (because the firm was busily stripping US-made parts from the Chavez-bound planes).

* June 14: Sukhoi of Russia joined EADS CASA as Chavez's top warplane suppliers. Chavez officially announced the purchase of 24 Su-30 fighter planes.

* June 16: The June 7 PR Newswire release remains on the top 10 Yahoo News search results for "EADS CASA," and occupies three of the top 10 Google News search results for "EADS CASA," and for the company's aircraft model, "CN 235."

Friday, June 09, 2006

CAIR equates US Marines with Zarqawi

The day after attending the dedication of the first mosque on a United States Marines base, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) issued a press release comparing the Marines to terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

CAIR issued a news release on June 8 to comment on the death of Zarqawi, expressing hope that the terrorist's elimination would help reduce violence in Iraq.

But CAIR pointedly expressed hope that the terrorists would stop directing their violence against civilians - not against American and coalition troops, who die almost daily.

In CAIR's words, "We hope the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will lead to a decrease in the skyrocketing number of civilian deaths in Iraq and will help slow the downward spiral of sectarian violence gripping that nation.”

CAIR wasn't content to stop with mere criticism of Zarqawi. To show its even-handedness, it slammed the Pentagon.

In the same release, CAIR effectively equated the the American presence in Iraq with the terrorists, and specifically likened the US Marines to Zarqawi.

CAIR stated: "CAIR has previously condemned many of the hostage-takings, bombings, beheadings, and other attacks carried out by terrorist groups in Iraq. The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group has also challenged the justification for America’s presence in Iraq and recently called for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over reports that U.S. Marines killed 24 Iraqi civilians last November in the city of Haditha."

A link to a demand for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld followed the statement.

CAIR did not make a blanket condemnation of terrorism until 2004, and failed to endorse a fatwa against terrorists until 2005. The group underwent years of pressure after the 9/11 attacks for being unpatriotic and sympathetic to certain terrorist factions. It has sought to mainstream itself in the media as a "civil rights" group.

Pentagon officials and others in the administration have pandered to CAIR and other groups with soft spots in their hearts for certain terrorists.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Feed it to the swine

Al Zarqawi's body is dead, but we've yet to finish him off for good.

Zarqawi's body should get no Islamic burial. It merits no such dignity. It should have no grave as a site for terrorist pilgrims to visit, no place for a memorial. It should return to the earth with the appropriateness due any of the musfidoon who wage hirabah against society.

Make the carcass so unclean that no one will doubt the eternal filth of Zarqawi's evil soul. Send a message to Zarqawi's followers. Feed the terrorist's carcass to the swine.