It takes a nation to protect the nation
An engineer for a major American defense contractor tried to smuggle thousands of secret documents, including blueprints, on America's multi-billion-dollar F-35 stealth fighter to Iran in boxes labeled as "household goods," U.S. prosecutors say.
Mozaffar Khazaee, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was reportedly arrested late last week as he was attempting to travel to Germany and then on to Iran. Weeks earlier, Khazaee had arranged for a shipping company to take boxes containing "sensitive technical manuals, specification sheets, and other proprietary material" related to the F-35 and its engines to a contact in Iran, according to an affidavit filed by a Special Agent of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
The reams of documents were discovered in November when Customs officers inspected a truck shipment Khazaee had sent from Connecticut to California, which was intended to go on to Hamadan, Iran, the affidavit said. The 44 boxes, which had been described to the shipping company as containing "books and college-related items, two suitcases, a vacuum cleaner and some other items," actually held "thousands of pages contained in dozens of manuals/binders relating to the JSF [F-35 Joint Strike Fighter] program."
Court documents describe Khazaee as having worked as an engineer for several defense contractors, leaving his most recent employer last August. None of the contractors are identified in the court documents, but the latest employer, Company A, is described as a Connecticut-based contractor that produced the F-22 Raptor's F-119 engine.
A spokesperson for Pratt & Whitney, a Connecticut-based contractor specializing in fighter jet engines including the F-119, confirmed to ABC News that Khazaee was recently employed there and said the company is "fully cooperating with law enforcement and will support the government's investigation in any way necessary."
Khazaee is accused of interstate transportation of stolen property of the value of $5,000 or more, and if convicted could pay a fine or spend up to 10 years in prison. Court records do not show an attorney listed for Khazaee, who holds both a U.S. and Iranian passport.
The affidavit states travel records show Khazaee has traveled to Iran at least five times in the last seven years.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive defense program in history, estimated to cost approximately $400 billion, and is meant to replace the air-to-ground fighter attack fleets of the Navy and Marine Corps, and work in tandem with the Air Force's next-generation F-22 Raptor, an air-to-air fighter. Slammed by critics for terrible planning and production, which caused numerous developmental delays and a ballooning price tag, the Air Force has stood by the F-35 as what it calls the future of American air power.
Rival nations also appear to have taken interest in the F-35. Prior to Khazaee's arrest linking Iran, a report by The Washington Post last May listed the F-35 among major U.S. weapons system designs that have been at least partially compromised by Chinese hackers.
If you build it they will come, or in this case, they will steal it!
But of course, defence companies cannot now institute tougher vetting procedures for Muslims. Oh no, that would be "profiling", and an infringement of their democratic rights.
The fact that there have been a disproportionately large number of Muslims in the Armed Forces and defence industries, doing all they can to damage those organisations, can in no way be seen as an indicator that Muslims in general maybe considered to have a greater risk of doing so.
Similarly, that fact that speeding drivers are associated with far more traffic accidents and deaths than those driving within the speed limit, can in no way be taken as an indication that speeding drivers may be considered to have a greater risk of doing so.
Damn, no, that can't be right! Tell me Leftards, how is this supposed to work again?
Former Dutch soldier, training jihadis in Syria.
Australian muslims 10x more likely to be fighting jihad in Syria than joining the Australian army as patriots.
Exactly the same in Britain. How is it that the entire muslim community in Britain and Australia are living their lives according to the proscriptions of Al Qaeda?
Twice as many "British" muslims killing christians, beheading journalists as there are muslims serving in the armed forces in Britain.
If it was true that the majority of muslims in Britain were "moderate", then we'd expect there to be 10x as many serving in our armed forces as there are killing & raping for the Caliphate.
I can't see how we can expect Muslims to serve in our Police or military. A true Muslim cannot obey Man made law where it contradicts Sharia, and they can only swear allegiance to the Ummah, not Queen and Country.
The majority of British Muslims have never shown any sign of being British first.
I was watching Sky News yesterday and they had an interview with 3 muslim children who were telling a highly sympathetic journo about how victimised they feel because of all the talk of Islamic extremism on the TV. ???? What would Britain look like if after the Nazi's had bombed London, the Radio and TV had broadcast interviews of disgruntled Nazi youth members.
For every Islamic atrocity there's a Hundred excuses that point to western intolerance and complicity.
In the Pamela Geller article, I think Gaynor (who is ironically anti-Gay), could have put his argument much better. Instead of:
We now have the absurd situation where the ADF protects the religious beliefs of Islam, while tolerating the vilification of Christianity, the religion that most soldiers identify with.
he could have said:
We now have the absurd situation where the ADF attacks me for my anti-Gay statements, but also attacks me for my anti-Islam statements - but Islam is vehemently and violently anti-gay, far more than I am. When will the ADF attack Islam for its anti-Gay assertions and prescriptions?
Muslim MI5 agent planned to kill his handler.
And MI5 still have not updated the list of muslims convicted of terrorism. The last update was June 2013.
Donkeys led by donkeys.
The main conclusions of the study, commissioned by the Directorate of Professional Standards and written by an Asian detective chief inspector, stated: "Asian officers and in particular Pakistani Muslim officers are under greater pressure from the family, the extended family ... and their community against that of their white colleagues to engage in activity that might lead to misconduct or criminality."
And we wonder why the police allowed the grooming gangs to get away with their crimes?
I've been told that in France, the (non-muslim) police must conduct informal, secret briefings, snatched in corridors. Because if the muslim officers are present they will tip-off muslim criminals who are to be raided.
Comment by Joe:
Corrupt policewoman who stole details of 2,500 road crash victims from force database for no-win no-fee scam jailed for three and a half years
Prosecutors estimated the pair stood to have made more than £1million pounds if they had not been caught.
She attends court in her religious gear. This is like a nun being sent to prison. Where's the Leftists telling us "she's not a muslim" - that's what they say about muslim terrorists or the muslim rapists.
Birmingham 'police kidnap hoax': Three charged
1,600 police officers arrested for criminal activity in 5 yrs
In the last five years, 1,629 police officers in the UK were arrested for criminal offences – 500 of which were convicted or suspended from duty.
Some of these constables were also found to have committed manslaughter, indecent assault and grievous bodily harm.
Figures show London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has the highest number of police arrests in the country, as 781 of its officers were taken into custody and 146 convicted or cautioned.
Meanwhile, 43 out of 3,000 Lancashire police officers were found to have been convicted or cautioned.
Devon and Cornwall had the highest numbers of cops arrested for fraud, while 19 officers in Kent were arrested for violent offenses.
In 2012, 50 police officers were arrested as part of a national crackdown on suspected pedophiles in the force.
The College of Policing was reportedly meant to publish these statistics on police conduct, but had failed to do so.
According to the International Business Times, the chair of the home affairs select committee, Keith Vaz, hopes to raise the findings with Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.
Jaqui Cheer of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) told the Sunday Times the NPCC acts “quickly” to investigate officers suspected of breaching the law.
“If an officer is suspected of criminal activity, we act quickly to investigate as we want to ensure the service maintains the highest standards of integrity and conduct,” she told the paper.
“The code of ethics is now well embedded across the service ... When members of the service fall short of these standards, well-established and rigorous processes are in place to ensure appropriate action is taken,” she added.
Last week, an officer serving in Birmingham was one of the three men arrested in connection with a “malicious” plot to kidnap a policeman in a terror-related hoax.