No to guns but “Yes!” to Chicom cyber spies

Bill Gertz over at the Washington Free Beacon details how the Obama administration opted not to act against Chinese government cyber spying two years ago.

President Barack Obama two years ago rejected a series of tough actions against China, including counter-cyber attacks and economic sanctions, for Beijing’s aggressive campaign of cyber espionage against the U.S. government and private businesses networks, according to administration officials.

Meanwhile, China recently issued a veiled threat to the United States about U.S. accusations of Chinese military cyber espionage. China told U.S. officials that continued U.S. public accusations of cyber espionage would render future bilateral discussions unproductive during recent U.S.-China talks following the release of a security firm’s report linking the Chinese military to cyber spying.

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According to administration officials familiar with internal discussions, the options were dismissed as too disruptive of U.S.-China relations.

Go read the whole deal.  Bill Gertz has been an immensely respected reporter on issues of national security for many years.  In age in which “journalist” has a synonym for “Leftist propagandist” Gertz remains, a man unabashedly in favor of a strong America without being jingoistic or obscuring the facts.

Bloomberg reveals . . .

the cause of overcrowded homeless shelters!  You’d best be sitting down for this one, because it is a real eye-opener:  Billionaires with private jets!

New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg’s fascist zeal to regulate soft drinks and salt intake has likely resulted in him taking his eye off the ball of what really matters: reading scores and the homeless. While Bloomberg has yet to explain why reading scores in his city are such a disaster, he does have an oddball excuse for the record explosion in the homeless population: The wealthy.

No, really: “You can arrive in your private jet at Kennedy Airport, take a private limousine and go straight to the shelter system, walk in the door, and we’ve got to give you shelter,” the billionaire mayor fumed on his weekly WOR radio show. That’s what the law is. I didn’t write the law.”

Imagine it, scads of billionaires swooping into the Big Apple to belly up to the haute cuisine at New York City homeless shelters.  Oh, the humanity!

But wait!  Isn’t Hizzonor a billionaire with a private jet?