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Iranian Caught Stealing Plans for DODís $1.5 Trillion Jet
The Fiscal Times ^ | January 16, 2014 | David Francis

Posted on 04/16/2014 7:00:23 AM PDT by WhiskeyX

Mozaffar Khazaee, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen who worked for defense contractor Pratt & Whitney, was arrested last week for allegedly trying to smuggle boxes of documents related to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the plane expected to be the Pentagon’s next generation fighter jet. He was picked up in New Jersey on his way to Iran.

(Excerpt) Read more at thefiscaltimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: f35; iran; jointstrikefighter; mozaffarkhazaee; newjersey; prattandwhitney; russia
The article does not indicate what classified security documents may already have been smuggled out of the United States to Iran.
1 posted on 04/16/2014 7:00:23 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX

Take him out back and put him down like a wild animal.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT by mothball
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To: WhiskeyX

Put his ass in Florence Supermax.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 7:04:45 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: WhiskeyX
a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen who worked for defense contractor Pratt & Whitney

You know, I wouldn't want to be accused of profiling or anything, but maybe it's not such a very good idea to have citizens of enemy countries working on the U.S. defense systems.

Just a thought. Anybody with me?

4 posted on 04/16/2014 7:05:28 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: WhiskeyX
RE :”Mozaffar Khazaee, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen who worked for defense contractor Pratt & Whitney, was arrested last week for allegedly trying to smuggle boxes of documents related to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the plane expected to be the Pentagon’s next generation fighter jet. He was picked up in New Jersey on his way to Iran.”

DOD diversity mandates on defense contractors at its best!
Panetta and Hagel are to thank here.

5 posted on 04/16/2014 7:06:37 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Izzy Dunne

Never underestimate the destructive power of political correctness.


6 posted on 04/16/2014 7:08:18 AM PDT by allendale
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To: WhiskeyX

Based on the title, I half expected this story to be about Air Force One and all the vacation flights it has taken and will take for the Dear Leader. I mean, that’s got to be about $1.5T over the 8 years, right?


7 posted on 04/16/2014 7:08:41 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Totally.


8 posted on 04/16/2014 7:09:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: WhiskeyX

A 1.5 TRILLION jet?!!!!! Did the U.S. buy 11 of them?


9 posted on 04/16/2014 7:12:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: WhiskeyX

Bet he doesn’t serve anywhere near the prison time Pollard has.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Izzy Dunne

You have an Arab Bolshevik at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Work backwards from that thought....


11 posted on 04/16/2014 7:14:41 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: WhiskeyX

They couldn’t build one even if could give them all the documents, CAD files, and tooling.


12 posted on 04/16/2014 7:15:17 AM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: Izzy Dunne

✔ Count me in.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 7:16:02 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: WhiskeyX

“Boxes”. Proves the Iran ins could never capitalize on the info.


14 posted on 04/16/2014 7:16:34 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: WhiskeyX
Smuggling documents? What, he couldn't afford a scanner and usb flash drive? Or a dvd-r drive and a bit of postage?

I suppose you could be so paranoid that you don't trust email or postage, but then to be so stupid as to try and carry the actual documents abroad seems unlikely.

15 posted on 04/16/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: WhiskeyX

Boxes of documents? That’s strange. Engineering drawings, specifications, and such are almost entirely digital these days. A thumb drive would be much easier to conceal than boxes of documents. Either this Iranian is an idiot, or something isn’t quite right. Why would anyone ship boxes of documents versus a DVD or thumb drive? Maybe these “brochures and manuals” were training guides or sales brochures. That sort of stuff isn’t going to be in depth enough to actually build an F-35. Again, hmmm. This may be more innocent than the article implies unless the brochures and manuals were actually classified. Did I miss mention that they were classified in the article?


16 posted on 04/16/2014 7:18:33 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: NorthMountain
Put his ass in Florence Supermax.

Damn straight. That's where one of the lead designers of the B-2 Stealth bomber is, you know.

17 posted on 04/16/2014 7:18:44 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: WhiskeyX

American companies hire foreigners like Chinese and Russians all the time. Anyone thinking our secrets on the F-35 are safe is delusional.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 7:26:56 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: WhiskeyX

“a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen...”

Nothing like divided loyalties in sensitive positions. Reminds me of a politician formerly known as Steve Dunham — Barry Soebarkah.

USA/Iran? Brings up Valerie Jarrett:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2951918/posts


19 posted on 04/16/2014 7:27:07 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: Izzy Dunne
Just a thought. Anybody with me?

That's racis!

20 posted on 04/16/2014 7:29:24 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: CitizenUSA

I would imagine that any downloads of documents, plans etc are closely monitored and could be traced.


21 posted on 04/16/2014 7:29:37 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Spirochete

“They couldn’t build one even if could give them all the documents, CAD files, and tooling.”

Iran would “share” the documents with Russia, Pakistan, and/or China; whoever the highest bidders would be for assistance in using the technologies to design, construct, and/or develop counter-weapons.


22 posted on 04/16/2014 7:29:47 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Constitution Day

Yes, I was aware of that. The way Florence is run, those two shitbirds could be neighbors, and never know it. It’s where they belong.


23 posted on 04/16/2014 7:30:55 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: CitizenUSA

You don’t have to build a replica of the F-35 in order to make good use of the information. Russia, China, and Pakistan will pay several fortunes to have access to the information for a variety of purposes, including the development of counter-weapon systems.


24 posted on 04/16/2014 7:32:25 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: NorthMountain

Absolutely!


25 posted on 04/16/2014 7:34:34 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Ron/Rand Paul to the rescue — “if I were Iran, I’d want the F-35 too!”

It’s only a matter of time.

Thanks WhiskeyX.

> He was picked up in New Jersey on his way to Iran.


26 posted on 04/16/2014 7:48:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Izzy Dunne
With you.

Heck, while working for a major defense contractor, my boss hired a 20-something female as a entry-level program trainee (not a secretary, a person that would train to lead programs). She was from Illinois.

Didn't know until she was hired that she was married to a Iranian and he worked for Al Jabba-the-Hut arab tv station. Can't ask personal questions during the hiring process.

Argh. . .some people saw her lurking in office hallways she was not expected to be or have a reason to be. From then on we always were careful what we said around her, what she was allowed access to, and always locked up our desks and documents. . .even though they were not classified.

27 posted on 04/16/2014 8:03:21 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: WhiskeyX

Since we don’t know what the information is beyond being printed brochures and manuals, we don’t really know how valuable it is. A 787 Dreamliner sales brochure, for example, is hardly detailed enough to actually build a Dreamliner.

I may have missed it, but I don’t think article even said the manuals and brochures were classified. Using the Dreamliner as an example again, I know it doesn’t have a bleed air system from reading a sales brochure. That hardly means I can design the electric starter motors for the Dreamliner’s engines or even agree an all-electric start system is the best approach (I only know as much about the 787 as what I’ve read in articles).

I’m not saying this information (whatever it is) has no value. Everything you know about an enemy could potentially help, but I think the article is trying to make it sound bad. It might be very bad, but we don’t know.

So an F-35 employee ships some F-35 manuals and brochures in household goods? That doesn’t sound so nefarious to me. It would be so much easier for him to scan and destroy paper documents and hide a DVD in the shipment or carry a thumb drive, wouldn’t it? I mean, if he was really trying to hide something, wouldn’t he pick a better method? He even claimed he was shipping books. That sounds like a term I might use for a box of manuals and brochures.


28 posted on 04/16/2014 8:10:06 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: WhiskeyX

He wasn’t stealing them, Obama gave them to him.


29 posted on 04/16/2014 8:12:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
enemy countries

Hey, we don't have "enemies" anymore. In fact, we probably need to eliminate the word "enemy" from our vocabulary.

We're all partners move towards world peace. Its just some of us want to butcher all of the other partners to get there.
30 posted on 04/16/2014 8:24:09 AM PDT by caligatrux
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To: WhiskeyX

I’m surprised El-Presidente didn’t just give Iran a sample jet to work with. That’s what he did with the drones.


31 posted on 04/16/2014 8:39:26 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: WhiskeyX

Why would anyone hire a Iranian? A Chines? A Russian? at a defense plant?! During WW@ no one would think about hiring a Nazi.


32 posted on 04/16/2014 11:49:52 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

Chinese....


33 posted on 04/16/2014 11:51:35 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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