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Ex-Pratt Worker Allegedly Tried To Ship F-35 Files To Iran
The Hartford Courant (CT) ^ | January 13, 2014 | BRIAN DOWLING

Posted on 01/16/2014 9:30:03 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough

Pratt & Whitney said Monday it is cooperating with authorities after federal agents arrested a former employee for trying to ship documents to Iran related to the U.S. military's Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

The East Hartford defense contractor, the sole manufacturer of the aircraft's engine, declined to comment on how Mozaffar Khazaee, 59, slipped thousands of pages of documents, diagrams, blueprints and technical manuals out the door before he was laid off in August along with hundreds of other employees.

Federal authorities arrested Khazaee at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Thursday before he could board a plane bound for Frankfurt, Germany, to meet a connecting flight to Tehran, Iran, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Connecticut.

-SNIP-

Khazaee became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1991, according to the affidavit. He holds U.S. and Iranian passports and has traveled to Iran five times in the past seven years.

The shipment mainly contained documents related to military aircraft engines, including the F-35 Lightning II built by Lockheed Martin and what federal agents referred to as the J136 engine, which could refer to the F136 engine designed, though ultimately not built, by General Electric and Rolls-Royce for the F-35.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Connecticut; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: aviation; ct; dualcitizenship; f22; f35; iran; jsf; military; mozaffarkhazaee; ny; outreach; prattwhitney; raptor; spying; utc

1 posted on 01/16/2014 9:30:03 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Hang him.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 9:33:50 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Hey we NEED the world’s best and brightest, right? What’s a little collateral damage?


3 posted on 01/16/2014 9:34:50 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: LurkedLongEnough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIuo0KIqD_E


4 posted on 01/16/2014 9:35:19 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Mozaffar Khazaee

Amish ? NO !

Iranian ? YES


5 posted on 01/16/2014 9:44:06 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
He holds U.S. and Iranian passports and has traveled to Iran five times in the past seven years.

How does a foreign national from Iran
get a security clearance ??

6 posted on 01/16/2014 9:48:08 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Like this: "Khazaee became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1991, according to the affidavit." TC
7 posted on 01/16/2014 9:51:08 AM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Why would a defense contractor hire an Iranian citizen ?
8 posted on 01/16/2014 9:52:11 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Mozaffar Khazaee

Really? Really?
9 posted on 01/16/2014 10:00:23 AM PST by FatherFig1o155 ("Most bad government results from too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck
Like this: "Khazaee became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1991, according to the affidavit." TC

How did he retain his Iranian citizenship and passport ?

Did he note that he was Iranian National on his form SR-86 ?


10 posted on 01/16/2014 10:11:52 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

No muzzies should be allowed to work in our defense department... we should not allow them in the country and should rescind any citizenship claims. They are not compatible with America... period.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 10:28:58 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

obama is one of THEM!


12 posted on 01/16/2014 10:29:20 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

The same way that a person with a questionable background and SS# gets to live in the White Hut and have access to the nuclear code.

Security clearances today do not seem to be what they once were.

Besides, this country has no secrets any longer, they have all been given away — so why the need for a security clearance?


13 posted on 01/16/2014 10:31:19 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: LibLieSlayer
obama is one of THEM!

We do know that pRESIDENT Valerie Jarrett is an Iranian.

14 posted on 01/16/2014 10:31:35 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Yes and obama has packed DHS, the CIA and the Defense Department with THEM too.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 11:26:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Too many posters have not thought this through.

For our enemies to attempt to build F-35s, they will have to bankrupt themselves. Then, if they did manage it, they would have a third rate POS aircraft that does nothing well.

What is not to like here?

16 posted on 01/16/2014 12:34:19 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
The USA has no requirement to give up foreign citizenship when being naturalized. This is quite convenient for people like my wife (Russian citizen) who regularly travel back to their country of origin (no visa requirements, which I have to deal with it every time)...assuming that you don't have any intention of working a job requiring clearance.

However, this citizenship *should* have been declared on his clearance paperwork and *should* have raised red flags.

17 posted on 01/16/2014 12:49:15 PM PST by billakay
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To: LurkedLongEnough

Hang the traitor and the retard who gave a dual-citizen with loyalties to an enemy state a security clearance to work for a defense contractor. Pour encourager les autres.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 11:43:41 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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