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Posted: 5/1/2001 1:59:08 PM EDT
FROM THE WEBSITE PROJECT CENSORED Did the U.S. Deliberately Bomb the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade? Elements within the CIA may have deliberately targeted the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, without NATO approval, because it was serving as a rebroadcast station for the Yugoslavian army. The London Observer and Copenhagen’s Politiken reported that, according to senior U.S. and European military sources, NATO knew very well where the Chinese embassy was located and listed it as a "strictly prohibited target" at the beginning of the war. The Observer stated that the CIA and its British equivalent, M16, had been listening to communications from the Chinese embassy routinely since it moved to its new site in 1996. The Chinese embassy was taken off the prohibited target list after NATO detected it sending Yugoslavian army signals to forces in the field. "Nearly everyone involved in NATO air operations (radio) signals command knows that the bombing was deliberate," said Jens Holsoe of Politiken, lead investigative reporter on the news team reporting on the story.President Clinton called the bombing a "tragic mistake" and said it was the result of a mix-up. NATO claimed that they were using old maps and got the address wrong. However, Observer reporters quoted a Naples-based flight controller who said the NATO maps that were used during the campaign had correctly identified the Chinese embassy. A French Ministry of Defense report stated that the flight that targeted the Chinese embassy was not under NATO command, but rather an independent U.S. bombing raid. In July 1999, CIA director George Tenet testified before Congress that of the 900 sites struck by NATO during the bombing campaign, the only one targeted by the CIA was the Chinese embassy. In response to the claims by the New York Times and the Washington Post of having investigated this story and having found no substantiation, Seth Ackerman states that within the CIA there are strong anti-China elements. The Counter-Proliferation Division within the CIA is known for its opposition to Clinton’s China policy. The CIA’s regular targeting office—the Central Targeting Support Staff—was not consulted about the mission. Instead the Counter-Proliferation Division forwarded the target information to U.S. forces.The CIA was outraged not only because the Chinese were helping the Serbs by serving as a rebroadcast station, but also because they believed that Yugoslavia had sold the wreckage of the downed U.S. F-117 stealth fighter to the Chinese, thereby improving China’s ability to develop a stealth-proof radar system. According to the New York Times April 17, 2000 edition, the CIA still claims that the bombing was an accident, but cannot explain "why so many mistakes occurred." The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Porter Goss, said he was confident that the strike was not deliberate, but added, "unless some people are lying to me." The bombing of the Chinese embassy was described by Chinese Ambassador Li Zhaozing as "a horrifying atrocity, something rarely seen in the entire history of the worst of diplomacy." Update by Joel Bleifuss
Link Posted: 5/1/2001 2:07:59 PM EDT
Huh? A US embassy was bombed in China?
Link Posted: 5/1/2001 2:22:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Machingbird: FROM THE WEBSITE PROJECT CENSORED Did the U.S. Deliberately Bomb the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade? Elements within the CIA may have deliberately targeted the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, without NATO approval, because it was serving as a rebroadcast station for the Yugoslavian army. The London Observer and Copenhagen’s Politiken reported that, according to senior U.S. and European military sources, NATO knew very well where the Chinese embassy was located and listed it as a "strictly prohibited target" at the beginning of the war. The Observer stated that the CIA and its British equivalent, M16, had been listening to communications from the Chinese embassy routinely since it moved to its new site in 1996. The Chinese embassy was taken off the prohibited target list after NATO detected it sending Yugoslavian army signals to forces in the field. "Nearly everyone involved in NATO air operations (radio) signals command knows that the bombing was deliberate," said Jens Holsoe of Politiken, lead investigative reporter on the news team reporting on the story.President Clinton called the bombing a "tragic mistake" and said it was the result of a mix-up. NATO claimed that they were using old maps and got the address wrong. However, Observer reporters quoted a Naples-based flight controller who said the NATO maps that were used during the campaign had correctly identified the Chinese embassy. A French Ministry of Defense report stated that the flight that targeted the Chinese embassy was not under NATO command, but rather an independent U.S. bombing raid. In July 1999, CIA director George Tenet testified before Congress that of the 900 sites struck by NATO during the bombing campaign, the only one targeted by the CIA was the Chinese embassy. In response to the claims by the New York Times and the Washington Post of having investigated this story and having found no substantiation, Seth Ackerman states that within the CIA there are strong anti-China elements. The Counter-Proliferation Division within the CIA is known for its opposition to Clinton’s China policy. The CIA’s regular targeting office—the Central Targeting Support Staff—was not consulted about the mission. Instead the Counter-Proliferation Division forwarded the target information to U.S. forces.The CIA was outraged not only because the Chinese were helping the Serbs by serving as a rebroadcast station, but also because they believed that Yugoslavia had sold the wreckage of the downed U.S. F-117 stealth fighter to the Chinese, thereby improving China’s ability to develop a stealth-proof radar system. According to the New York Times April 17, 2000 edition, the CIA still claims that the bombing was an accident, but cannot explain "why so many mistakes occurred." The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Porter Goss, said he was confident that the strike was not deliberate, but added, "unless some people are lying to me." The bombing of the Chinese embassy was described by Chinese Ambassador Li Zhaozing as "a horrifying atrocity, something rarely seen in the entire history of the worst of diplomacy." Update by Joel Bleifuss
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Hey there buddy, DID YOU INHALE FOR BILL?????
Link Posted: 5/1/2001 2:22:28 PM EDT
Please elaborate on the US embassy bombing in China.
Link Posted: 5/1/2001 2:29:16 PM EDT
No, no. A Chinese embassy in Belgrade was bombed during Clinton's and Albright's crusade against the Serbs. The Chinese took this very hard and thought we did it intentionally. Conveniently, it happened on the 10 year anniversary of the Tienamen Square demonstration, so the ChiCom gov't encouraged that opinion. I guess the Chinese think so highly of Americans that we are omnipotent, never make mistakes, and do wverything for logical reasons that further our goals. Lefties in America are eager to discredit the government any way they can. Then again, we "accidentally" bombed the French embassy in Tripoli when we bombed Khaddaffi in 1986, after the French and Spanish refused to let our F-111's cross their airspace.
Link Posted: 5/1/2001 2:46:53 PM EDT
oops typo.. Chinese Embassy is correct no sir I was all for it.
Link Posted: 5/1/2001 4:08:31 PM EDT
If I remember right we slightly damaged the facade of the Frog's embassy. That's what they get for not letting us fly over France during the raid
Link Posted: 5/1/2001 4:12:09 PM EDT
SICK PUPPY, SHITTING OLD NEWS!
Link Posted: 5/1/2001 11:33:30 PM EDT
Ok self deprecation tim. i could have said 'your' but I will say 'My' just to make you laugh. Your mama's cooking does it every time. But i actually thought this was new news because i originally thought something completely different every when the story came out. Dude you are missing out on a pretty interesting website. But it might not fit in your hip pocket. Robert
Link Posted: 5/2/2001 5:42:49 AM EDT
WTF!! Is this KOOK on drugs?
Link Posted: 5/2/2001 5:50:28 AM EDT
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