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.
It doesn't even need to be muslims within the police/judiciary: just Quislings for kuffarphobia is enough.
A teenage girl from North London has been jailed for 21 months after trying to travel to Syria to fight against Izal.
Silhan Ozcelik, 18, is behind bars because she wanted to join the outlawed Kurdish group PKK, who are in the frontline of the battle to defeat Izal.
Yet when three Muslim schoolgirls from Tower Hamlets flew to Syria to become jihadi brides, we were told they were the real ‘victims’ and it was all our fault.
And meanwhile, 450 British Muslims who went to join Izal are now back here and free to walk the streets — including the son of a Labour councillor in Rochdale.
Again, there seems to be one rule for pro-Izal Muslim extremists, another for everyone else.
This girl might well be muslm.
However, her gang of muslims (kurds) do not have the strength of the pro-IS gangs of muslims in the UK (i.e. all the pakistani/bangladeshi/arab muslims).
Indeed, if Turkey was not aligned with IS, this girl might not even be trying to go to fight IS.
The double standards in this case are amazing in their obviousness. But what it really shows, is how the majority of muslims in UK work together as a power bloc, which all the state institutions and media are cowed by. The 5% manage to wag the 95% of the dog. If they have this much clout at 5%, how much power will they have at 10% or 20%? It is game over long before they reach a majority.
Joe - re the imprisonment of those fighting against IS - this is something the EDL could publicise at their demos - maybe a joint Kurdish/EDL demo in an area with a large Kurdish population like Hackney ?, its also something that groups like Liberty etc could be put on the spot over, anyway, the absurdity of Cameron wanting to bomb IS, and then arrest people for fighting against them needs to be more in the public sphere.
When Cameron does get to join the bombing campaign, it will give more people the excuse to demand entry to the UK, as they can then say its us helping cause the refugee crisis.
Its pointless bombing the middle east and do nothing to safe guard our own boarders and the citizens within. If the middle east and all the other Muslim dominated countries want peace let their people fight for it. Never mind stopping people from going abroad to fight against isis we should insist they do. All those men who have left their women and children should go back.
We can't be expected to start bombing a nation full of women anyway. That's mostly all that can be left in parts of Syria and Iraq. Isis are already driving women about in trucks so the coalition won't bomb certain areas.
When every ones bombing everyone else civilians will always get hit. And Europe can't stand one child washed up on a beach without almost surrendering, wait until we bomb women and children by the truck load.
We need to get all those brave young men swarming into Europe raping and pillaging back to their countries, before we lose ours.
British Navy officer joins ISIS, Admirals worried:
Merkel's muslim goon squad being formed ; https://www.rt.com/news/344247-bavaria-police-migrants-germany/
Police boss backs closure of right wing press ; http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/11/17/police-boss-backs-campai...
German intelligence officer arrested ; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/29/german-intelligence-offi...
Institute for Strategic Studies funded by Bahraini Royal Family ; https://www.rt.com/uk/369452-bahrain-royals-funding-iiss/
Hitman arrested for jihadi links ; http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/ex-hitman-for-spanish-d...
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The Ummha has great pull than the country.