Obama, Like Clinton in the 1990s, Using Space Systems/Loral to Once Again Export Technology to Communist China

I worked for Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) in the 1990s.  During that time, Bill Clinton and Bernard Schwartz (CEO of SS/L) cozied up to Communist China and allowed free access to the technology behind our satellites and launch vehicles.  

On numerous occasions, I personally witnessed communist spies at SS/L taking copious notes concerning almost every aspect of our operations and technology.  I brought all of this to the attention of upper management, only to be given the cold shoulder and told to keep quiet—which I didn’t do.  

After repeated attempts at bringing attention to these communist spies, I was given a ‘time out’ by being sent to a swing shift.  That was pretty much the nail in the coffin and I quit shortly thereafter. 

Had SS/L’s management listened to me, they could have saved not only the United States of America from a massive transfer of space technology to the communists, but $14 million in penalties that they (SS/L) were eventually forced to pay. 

Apparently, no one has learned their lessons and so, we are all doomed to repeat history:


BY: Bill Gertz – July 23, 2012 – FreeBeacon.com

The Obama administration recently notified Congress that it has agreed to license exports of sensitive U.S. space technology to China from a U.S. company that was fined in the past for illegally supplying space support that improved Chinese ballistic missiles.

The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the unit that licenses exports of sensitive technology, notified House and Senate leaders on Wednesday of plans to go ahead with an export license for a deal between Space Systems/Loral and AsiaSat, a company owned in part by a Chinese state-run investment company linked to past satellite deals in the 1990s.

Additionally, U.S. government reports indicate that China’s People’s Liberation Army, which is currently engaged in a major space warfare program that involves anti-satellite missiles and lasers, used AsiaSat communications satellites in the past.


Documents obtained by the Free Beacon reveal that the Obama administration appeared to ignore two U.S. laws prohibiting space cooperation with China. They include sanctions against selling military goods to China imposed after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre by Chinese military forces, and a 1999 law requiring all space exports to China to be treated as military transfers.


David S. Adams, assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, stated in a July 18 letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. John Kerry and House Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and their minority counterparts that unless Congress objects, the export license will be issued for the $263.4 million deal between Loral and Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co., Ltd (AsiaSat) and its Hong Kong representative, Barry Turner, a Canadian resident of Hong Kong. Thailand’s Thaicom Public Co., Ltd. also is part of the deal.

Congress has 28 days to decide whether or not to block the sale.


Loral spokeswoman Wendy Lewis said: “Space Systems/Loral is very rigorous in our compliance with export control regulations.”

Speaking from my own personal expertise in this matter:  Bullspit!  The communist Chinese spies will infest every aspect of the program, and then some!

According to U.S. officials, the export license will permit the transfer of what the congressional notification describes as “defense articles, including technical data, and defense services necessary for the post-preliminary design review design, manufacturing and delivery phases of AsiaSat 6 commercial communications satellite program.”


The license to AsiaSat is being carried out under the Arms Export Control Act, and is part of the Obama administration program of seeking a major loosening of export controls of sensitive technology.


Congressional investigators said both CITIC and AsiaSat were involved in the strategic compromise of U.S. missile technology that grew out of satellite launch and space cooperation between U.S. companies and China in the 1990s.

For example, a representative of CITIC, Wang Jun, met at the White House on Feb. 6, 1996—the same day that then-President Clinton approved the launch of four U.S. satellites on Chinese rockets.

Records at the time also revealed that Loral chairman Bernard L. Schwartz gave large donations to the Democratic Party, including $15,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Feb. 15, 1996—just over a week after Clinton approved the satellite launches in China. On Feb. 29, 1996, Schwartz gave $50,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The satellite launches were the first step in the ill-fated technology transfer that made Chinese intercontinental ballistic missile more reliable.

Eight days after the satellite launches were approved, a Chinese launcher carrying a Loral satellite blew up on launch and destroyed a nearby Chinese village.

The launch failure investigation over the next several months led to the improper sharing of restricted U.S. missile technology.


The two companies involved in the illicit space cooperation were Loral Space and Communications Co. that owns Space Systems/Loral, and Hughes Electronics Corp. In 2002, Loral was fined $14 million for the illegal exports; Hughes was fined $32 million in 2003 for its role in the transfer. A Pentagon technology security report on the tech transfer concluded that “the significant benefits derived by China from these activities are likely to lead to improvements in the overall reliability of their launch vehicles [i.e., rockets] and ballistic missiles and in particular their guidance systems.”

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10 Comments on “Obama, Like Clinton in the 1990s, Using Space Systems/Loral to Once Again Export Technology to Communist China”

  1. tgusa Says:

    For thousands of years the Chinese people have periodically slaughtered each other by the tens of millions. Something like nine of the top ten slaughter fests throughout history have taken place right among the Chinese themselves. The Chinese are totally ignorant of their own history which is somewhat understandable as they live in a totalitarian state where information is strictly controlled and lots of things are just made up. However, there is no excuse for the Clintons and their cronies, I would like to see them tried and if found guilty executed by firing squad or exiled to foreign countries.

    • Big Frank Says:

      IMHO the conniving, devious, totally Machiavellian Clintons have time and time again shown their love for the UN and a form of ‘World Governance’ and utter disdain for the US. They are the poster couple for the ‘Orwellian New World Order”

      • tgusa Says:

        New world order, one world governance…
        Aw cmon Big Frank, you gotta get your fourth Reich on baby!

        • Big Frank Says:

          Thanks for the comment I needed a good laugh However IMHO the ‘Fourth Reich’ is being constructed under the guise of the EU, which I refer to as the ‘Throne in Brussels’, the seat of the dictate. EU countries are without sovereignty, which was signed away during all of those decades of ‘meetings’. Their parliaments are mere puppet governments. The economic ‘crisis’ leaves the door open for greater ‘central’ control. In this case the debtor nations will truly be slaves to the lender.

          • tgusa Says:


            Just doing the job Hitler failed to do. Nazism is the purest form progressivism, the end result, the final solution, as it were. People will say, but wait, the Nazis were racialists, (actually they were genticists) they wanted the different peoples of the world segregated in their own particular neighborhoods were they could be controlled.

            Yeah, and…

            Of course the greatest problem for modern fascists (progressives) is all of these ideologies, these offshoots, subsections, of the modern fascist potpourri spring from a past where the world was tightly segregated. What we are beginning to see in some areas is similar to opening all the cage doors at the Zoo assuming all animals will peaceably mingle, not trying to eat each other.

            “We Germans need to become acclimated to every climate.”
            Major Strasser, Casablanca.

  2. Big Frank Says:

    AS I have said before, “we have much more to fear from ‘the enemy within’ then any other foe”. The’ Quislings’ in our government and political have prostituted themselves to the highest bidder, and the world communist ideology.

  3. Pete Says:

    The problem was a $14 million fine and a $32 million fine, these companies and CEO’s gave more in political “donations” than the fines (only a few thousand that we know of, you know they gave alot more). If your not going to put them in jail, fine them where it hurts – $2-3 hundred billion. Their stock will take a huge dive, the stock holders will revolt and you have a new board and upper management that will never try that again.

  4. tgusa Says:

    Star Wars. Back in the 80s the usual suspects wanted to make sure that Reagan did not weaponize space. Now I understand why. I’m sure the communist Chinese will behave as honorably as they have in the past. If they can slaughter 30 million in their own country just think what they could do in space. Star Wars, for those who don’t believe in the return of Christ you have that to look forward to instead.

  5. Pete Says:

    I do believe it would be difficult to find someone except in the present administration who believes that China is not an enemy of the US, thus:

    In 1790, the Congress of the United States enacted that:

    “If any person or persons, owing allegiance to the United States of America, shall levy war against them, or shall adhere to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States, or elsewhere, and shall be thereof convicted on confession in open Court, or on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act of the treason whereof he or they shall stand indicted, such person or persons shall be adjudged guilty of treason against the United States, and SHALL SUFFER DEATH.

    The Constitution confines the crime of treason to two species; First, the levying of war against the United States; and Secondly, adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. In so doing the very words of the Statute of Treason of EDWARD the THIRD were adopted; and thus the framers of the Constitution recognized the well settled interpretation of these phrases in the administration of criminal law which has prevailed for centuries in England.

    The transfer of this information IS giving the Chinese aid and comfort, thus this is a treasonous act. As far as I can tell the law enacted in 1790 has NEVER been repealed.

  6. Travis S Says:

    I would like to know more about your experience. I work in Mission Control at SSL and we are launching Asiasat 8 in weeks

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