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llistic missir le program from a China in vior lation of U.N. sanctions, U.S. officiar ls said. A senior U.S. officiar lsaid the chassis and other parts on a missir le-transpo rt vehicr le spotted at a mir litary parade this week appeared to be made in China, which The New York Times said raised concerns about Beijing’s abir lity to enforce the U.N. ban on mir litary sar les to North Korea.
by Richard Fernandez/Pajamas Media
Whether or not this is true is a matter for debate, but the political crisis now facing the president stems precisely from the fact that he is being held responsible for an economy that is falling in a seemingly bottomless abyss. The jobs report is likely to be only one of several pieces of forthcoming bad news: the sovereign debt crisis is spinning out of control in Europe, China’s bubble may have burst, Japan is still crippled from decades of stagnation made worse by a tsunami, the Middle East is in flames.
Umm, Chinese hackers? Any way that you can determine the truth concerning whether A certain Congressperson, changes his gray boxer-briefs everyday?
Google said Wednesday that hackers based in China gained access to hundreds of Gmail accounts, including some belonging to senior U.S. government officials and military personnel. The personal Gmail account of one Cabinet-level official was compromised, an official with knowledge of the breach said.
The hackers allegedly used a “phishing” campaign to trick users of the popular e-mail service into revealing their passwords, which allowed the perpetrators to monitor incoming and outgoing messages.
Vast quantities of e-mail content were accessed, according to two people with knowledge of the breach. They said the FBI was notified last week and that there was some debate within Google about whether to publicize the incident, because to do so could foreclose investigative options.
A prominent Republican senator called on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to resign Thursday after he said Russia and China pose the biggest “mortal threat” to the United States, stunning lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Clapper, who just last month startled lawmakers when he claimed during a hearing that the Muslim Brotherhood is “secular,” made the comments about Russia and China during an exchange with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. He was in the midst of testifying about global security threats when Manchin asked which country represents the biggest “mortal threat” to the United States.
Russia and China, Clapper answered.
BUT have no fear, Team Obama is here:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said it’s time for Clapper to go after his testimony on Capitol Hill, but the White House said it has the “full faith and confidence” of the director.
Even a Democrat indicated:
At that point, Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., broke in to say he was “really kind of taken aback” by the answer. Levin said North Korea and Iran are the first nations that come to his mind, not Russia and China.
Pic via Drudge..
A senior U.S. defense official says China’s civilian leaders did not know about Tuesday’s first flight test of the country’s new fighter jet when U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked about it during a meeting with President Hu Jintao.