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Monday, November 09, 2015

Why Obama Won’t Stay at the Waldorf

Although every U.S. President since Herbert Hoover has stayed at the famous luxury Waldorf Astoria Hotel when visiting New York City, President Obama and hundreds of other American officials did not stay there during the September meetings of the UN General Assembly. No explanation was announced, but the obvious reason is that U.S. officials would not have been safe or secure there. The Waldorf was bought last year by a Chinese company whose directors are connected to the Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army, so we assume the Commies can listen to private conversations between Obama and other VIPs.

The Communist Chinese have been waging cyber warfare against America for years. Our Office of Personnel Management admits the theft of personal information about more than 20 million Americans, including fingerprints, financial history, and other sensitive data, and the U.S. has done nothing about these offenses.

China’s theft of our business and computer secrets, however, is not carried out exclusively by exotic technology. Some of it is by old-fashioned espionage, which has been facilitated by the fact that China has passed Mexico as the top source of new U.S. immigrants. The number of Chinese students in U.S. universities has risen to 275,000, more than any other country.

Our top reporter about Chinese mischief, Bill Gertz, of the Washington Times, reports that China has redirected 20 to 30 percent more funding to cyber warfare, which they consider a primary tool in their drive to achieve world domination and to control world trade. This cyber warfare capacity has enabled the Chinese to steal hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of intellectual property from U.S. businesses.

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