Fourth World War: Chinese spy trashed 'Blue Team' skeptics

Monday, June 26, 2006
Fourth World War: Chinese spy trashed 'Blue Team' skeptics: "Ronald Montaperto, the veteran Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for communist China, also served as an agent of influence to destroy the credibility of scholars and policymakers who saw the PRC as a threat to national security.

As a member of the Blue Team that follows Beijing's military and intelligence operations, this blogger saw firsthand how Montaperto would malign the arguments, presentations, facts, credibility and integrity of US intelligence officers and mid-level officials who warned of PRC intentions and capabilities.

Montaperto was so pro-Beijing that Blue Team members half-joked among themselves that if he wasn't a recruited agent of the PRC, he at least acted like one."


This is another time when I'm cribbing a whole (small) post. however, if you follow the link and return to Waller's site, he's got a lot more on Montaperto.

18 comments:

CF said...

Might explain the VIPs, too--working for another team.

Buddy Larsen said...

There was some sort of Blue Team shake-up during the first GWB term, that involved an uncovering of a systematic misrepresentation of the PRC military.

I assumed it had to do with the whole Win Ho Lee/Janet Reno/Los Alamos, Riady, Ice-Tea, Buddhist Fundraiser, Johnny Huang, Sandy Berger's Mandarin consulting service website, et cetera, complex of doings centered around shaving that generation off the PRC ICBM sub fleet.

It's probably not true that the first sub, detected a couple years ago and ten years before expected, is nicknamed the "Birr Crinton".

Seneca the Younger said...

It's probably not true that the first sub, detected a couple years ago and ten years before expected, is nicknamed the "Birr Crinton".

... if only because that's a Japanese accent.

Buddy Larsen said...

No no--remember: "Maline, You Die!"?

Japanese can say L but not R, Chinese R but not L. I think.

Buddy Larsen said...

STY

David Thomson said...

I get the distinct impression that the leftist establisment is not too concerned. He barely got a slap on the wrist. Will this traitor still get a fat paycheck?

terrye said...

The west has always underestimated the Chinese. So Bill just saw them as another source of revenue.

Buddy Larsen said...

Vietnam, in bow to reality of politics, puts Dung in Prime Minister's office:

Buddy Larsen said...

"The polished 56-year-old Dung, meanwhile, has been marked for top leadership for the past decade...."

Seneca the Younger said...

Nope, it's Chinese do L and Japanese do R. So a guy named Lin Ch'i in China gets called Rinzai by the Japanese.

Punchline quiz: "Now I am an American --- you gleek plick."

Luther McLeod said...

Interesting link Buddy. The irony will be rich when one day the US signs a mutual defense treaty with Vietnam. Allies against Chinese hegemony.

Buddy Larsen said...

Well, VN is basically in the WTO now, and you're right, that'll be the irony of ironies. USN back in Cam Ranh Bay. Neither side will ever be able to figure who won that war.

STY, you may be right--but what about "Maline"? Is that just Norman Mailer or something?

Buddy Larsen said...

Gleek plick--you got me--where from?

Counter quiz:

What is nationality of the newly-arrived Asian in Frisco bank exchanging for dollars: he's complaining he got shorted, and bank teller keeps repeating "It's the currency fluctuations!"

Finally Asian guy gets mad and hollers "Oh yeah? Well, it's the currency fluc you Amelicans, too!"

Buddy Larsen said...

tough room.

Seneca the Younger said...

It's a Greek guy with a restaurant next door to a Chinese restaurant. (It's also an old joke, old enough to date from when Chinese couldn't be naturalized.)

The Greek guy makes fun of the Chinese guy because he can't be naturalized. Then the law is changed, and the Chinese guy tells the Greek can "Now I am Amelican too!"

Then the Greek guys makes fun of the Chinese guy because he can't say "American". So after months of practice....

Buddy Larsen said...

Har--good one. Mine needs shaping: "Maybe someday currency flucs you Amelicans, too!"

Buddy Larsen said...

Back to the drawing board--he can't say "currency". guess it has to be 'told', not written.

erick said...

This is identical to Ana Belen Montes, another DIA official caught
spying for Cuba, which helped write
assessments that downgraded the Cuba threat. Which makes us wonder
are there counterparts to Monpierto
and Montes, flacking the Iranian,
Saudi viewpoint