January 13, 2014
US Citizen Charged w/ Aiding Iran
Since I grew up in LA I knew a lot of Iranians. Most of whom preferred to be called "Persians" since they detested the Mullahs and didn't want any one to erroneosly associated them with the Iranian regime. Many of them fled Iran because of the regime.
But apparently, not this guy:
The investigation against [Mozaffar] Khazaee opened in November after investigators from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) noticed a shipment that Khazaee sent by truck from Connecticut to a freight forwarder in Long Beach, Cal. Although the documentation on the shipment said that it contained household goods, inspectors found "numerous boxes of documents consisting of sensitive technical manuals, specification sheets, and other proprietary material relating to the U.S. Air Force's F35 Joint Strike Fighter program and military jet engines," an affidavit attached to the complaint said.I don't think there's much of a fear that the Iranians would be able to replicate the F35. But such specifications could be used to develop weapons against them. And I don't see the Iranians keeping this info to themselves. They could easily sell it to the Russians and Chinese. And they might try to replicate our technology.