Reporting on Obama’s Plans to Share Defense Secrets

I was very disturbed by Dick Morris’ video post today — He titled it "Obama Gives Defense Secrets to our Enemies!".

The whole thought of this happening seems entirely ludicrous and deplorable. I respect Dick Morris but wondered if he was misinformed in some way?

So I did some research and it was hard to really find much on the subject when you do a Google News search.

The first news result came from a website that I never heard of and is hardly very authoritative. This is what the Greeley Gazette reported on the issue.

flagThe Washington times reported several weeks ago that U.S. officials were planning to provide Moscow with the data from the SM-3. The SM-3 is part of America’s missile defense program that was begun under President Ronald Reagan.

Finally some specifics.

So when I did a search for Washington Times and missle secrets, I found this article on Fox News written by Bill Gertz of the Washington Times, January 5, 2012.

In the president’s signing statement issued Saturday in passing into law the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, Mr. Obama said restrictions aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on U.S. Standard Missile-3 velocity burnout parameters might impinge on his constitutional foreign policy authority.

As first disclosed in this space several weeks ago, U.S. officials are planning to provide Moscow with the SM-3 data, despite reservations from security officials who say that doing so could compromise the effectiveness of the system by allowing Russian weapons technicians to counter the missile.

The article title is called "RED SCARE: Obama Plans to Share Nuke Secrets with Russia" and has over 100K facebook likes and 295 tweets but comments for the page are locked.

I also found a report on the Examiner from January 5, 2012. And they have a quote from Obama but it does not reveal much. It is not incriminating.

“While my administration intends to keep the Congress fully informed of the status of U.S. efforts to cooperate with the Russian Federation on ballistic missile defense, my administration will also interpret and implement section 1244 in a manner that does not interfere with the president’s constitutional authority to conduct foreign affairs and avoids the undue disclosure of sensitive diplomatic communications," he said, citing the incorrect section of the law.

Joel B. Pollack of Big Peace notes:

In the pursuit of a thirty-year-old leftist grudge against President Ronald Reagan’s policy of “peace through strength,” Obama has now apparently suggested his willingness to give away a technological edge eagerly coveted by Russia and especially by China.

There can be no stronger case for replacing Barack Obama in November.

The reporting of this issue is very thin at best. If that truly is the case which it appears to be, why? Why are so few news organizations willing to report on this issue? Is it a non-issue? And the only one authoritative media source reporting on the issue (Fox) has blocked comments from their page.

Now you will find stories about this topic on other websites but all they do is quote the original Washington Times story (like I have).

Now I ask. What is going on? Is this just a non-issue? Are we making a mountain out of a mole hill? I don’t know but I hope that it becomes more publicly known now that Dick Morris is reporting on it.

Now I beg of all of you to read all of the references I posted on this page and also to go back to Facebook and share this article with your friends. Not because we acknowledge these as fact but because we want more awareness on the issue.