Monday, August 15, 2011

what's a bit of secret-sharing among friends?

the media is all a-twitter over the story about our allies the pakistanis allowing china to inspect the wreckage of our chopper which was downed in operation kill osama:

U.S. suspects Pakistan let China visit stealth chopper - "Washington (CNN) -- The United States is concerned that Pakistan may have given China access to the helicopter that crashed in the U.S. raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, a U.S. official said Monday.
'We have reason to suspect China was given access but we cannot confirm it definitively,' said a U.S. official who is not authorized to discuss intelligence matters publicly. 'We have strong suspicions.'"

the US, on the other hand, is not stranger to having allies share its secrets with those sneaky red chinese... after all, it's pretty well known -- not talked about, but known -- that our israeli allies shared top-secret missile-guidance system technology with the chinks back as far as the 1990s, and you don't see us holding it against those krazy likudniks, do you?

same here: it's an entertaining sideshow when all else is going down the crapper. we can always use some duplicitous but useful friends to stir the pot of international relations.

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