Skip to main content

The AP reports that Mitt Romney will begin to receive the traditional regular intelligence briefings accorded to major party presidential nominees  Is Mitt Romney a potential security risk?  Mitt Romney has a "close and continuing" financial relationship with a person who (1) has major multi-billion dollar investments in China (mainland Chinese investments that depend on the good graces, cooperation and approvals of the Chinese government), (2) has major investments in Israel (including ownership of a major Israeli newspaper) that may depend on Israeli govt approvals and (3) has disclosed a planned $100 million effort to help elect Romney as President.  I speak of course of Romney's main sugar-daddy, Sheldon Adelson.  Without Adelson's $100 million of support, Romney would have a significantly reduced chance of being elected President.  Any employee of a U.S. defense contractor who had such a "close and continuing financial relationship" to someone like Mr. Adelson, would, applying the Government's standards in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), be denied a high-level security clearance.  How can we be confident that if the Chinese threaten Adelson's China holdings unless he obtains info from Romney and Adelson asks Romney one-on-one for intelligence info that could save Adelson's investments in China, that Romney would stiff arm his $100 million supporter and properly tell him "no"?  How can we be sure the Chinese won't try to take advantage of Mr. Adelson?  Is it an acceptable risk to brief Romney?  Are House and Senate GOP right-wingers comfortable with this potential security risk?

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site