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Death Via A Million Cuts -- Thousands of United States' Warplanes, Ships and Missiles Contain Fake Electronic Components

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It may not be a declared war, however, the recent article by The Telegraph demonstrates that China has been undermining U.S. Military systems by supplying millions of fake parts that are currently installed in warplanes such as the "Boeing C-17 transport jet and the Lockheed Martin C-130J "Super Hercules," as well as in Boeing's CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter and the Theatre High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile defense system."  Fake parts are also entering our nation and being installed in Big Rigs and who knows what else, and in each case, present a clear and present danger for death and bodily harm to American consumers and our military personnel. For those of you who have been following the Solyndra Bankruptcy, that too was caused by China while President Obama takes the heat for his Administration's support of said company.  It's sad that Corporate America chooses to manufacture their products in a nation that appears to have no conscience or morals and is hell bent on destroying our economy as well as our military. Supporting such a regime could easily be construed as sedition and treason; time and time again, China has proved itself to be an adversary to the United States -- not an ally.

US weapons "full of fake Chinese parts' Thousands of United States' warplanes, ships and missiles contain fake electronic components from China, leaving them open to malfunction, according to a US Senate committee.

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2:06PM GMT 08 Nov 2011

The US Senate Armed Services Committee said its researchers had uncovered 1,800 cases in which the Pentagon had been sold electronics that may be counterfeit.

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In total, the committee said it had found more than a million fake parts had made their way into warplanes such as the Boeing C-17 transport jet and the Lockheed Martin C-130J "Super Hercules".

It also found fake components in Boeing's CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter and the Theatre High-Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile defence system.

"A million parts is surely a huge number. But I want to repeat this: we have only looked at a portion of the defence supply chain. So those 1,800 cases are just the tip of the iceberg," said Senator Carl Levin. (My Emphasis)

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In around seven in 10 cases, the fake parts originated in China, while investigators traced another 20 per cent of cases to the United Kingdom and Canada, known resale points for Chinese counterfeits.

In the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, counterfeit microchips are often smuggled out of factories, or burned off old computer circuit boards before having their identifying marks sanded off and repainted as new.

In Chinese bazaars, "military grade" microchips are openly advertised, although these chips are often commercial chips that have been modified and relabelled.

Military grade chips are designed to withstand far greater extremes of temperature and humidity, and there are fears that the fake Chinese parts could suddenly fail. MUCH MORE

We may not approve of or endorse our nation's current military misadventures, but we do support those Americans who serve in our military -- and to allow them to enter into hostile engagements with sub-standard equipment is a sure sign that Washington and Corporate America have erred in off-shoring critical military components, especially to a country that has a proven track record of supplying the United States with dangerous and counterfeit products, and it's getting worse, not better:

Nasty Knockoffs: Dangerous Fake Products Enter U.S

In Harlem, New York City, Geoffrey Quinn used to buy $5 packs of untaxed cigarettes on the street. But then he noticed that the Marlboros tasted different and hurt his throat.

In Sanford, N.C., a big-rig driver pulled a just-installed valve to set the brakes. The part broke off and built-up air pressure shot a valve piece out like a bullet, just missing him as it ricocheted through the truck's cab.

In Detroit, Mich., a couple was hot and heavy, thinking their old reliable Trojan Magnums would protect them from pregnancy. But something was most definitely wrong.

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