December 30, 2005

None Dare Call It Espionage

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA December 12, 2005 — In late February 2006 Donald Willis Keyser, former number two at the State Department under Colin Powell, will be sentenced for removing classified documents and making false statements during a top secret security clearance review. Mr. Keyser pleaded guilty to the charges on December 12 at a USA federal court in Virginia. The maximum combined penalties for these offences are eight years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

There is no mention of espionage by any of the parties concerned which is of course a much more serious crime and punishable by life in prison or even death.


Keyser was trained in and exposed to the highest levels of American foreign policy for over thirty years. He analyzed Chinese, Japanese, American political affairs and had access to top secret classified materials -- which he stole for twelve years -- and passed materials to foreign agents of a country that the USA has no official relations with. It is hard to believe that this is not considered espionage. It is hard to believe that his actions resulted in no damage to USA national security.

So why is Taiwan's top spy being let off the hook? Will Americans ever know whether Don Keyser compromised or damaged American interests in East Asia? Or after he is sentenced on February 26 will the whole business be swept under a rug and forgotten?


Get the FULL DETAILS: Read Taiwan's Top Spy Pleads Guilty: Lies, Laptops, and Liaisons at the
Sinomania! website.

Comments: Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]