posted on Apr, 6 2008 @ 01:14 AM
I don't think the "military purposes" reason is weak. These cameras, can they see through walls? And so, if you wanted to - hypothetically -
snipe someone through a wall, this camera would help? Stick one at the end of a rifle, and you don't need to wait until a window to find and hurt
China has trillions of surplus money, but maybe these guys don't have as much. Maybe they are hopping back and forth, not going into Russia or
France - because they would stick out too easily? Maybe their passports won't let them? I don't know. So they get the cams, and bring them back,
and... reverse engineer them?
Why didn't they just send the cameras through FedEx instead of by courier? Possibly to stop a potential search. And they don't want to be searched
because... if their own government might confiscate the cameras through the mail, well, they have to live by their own government's rules, but it
looks like they might be trying to avoid that. And, as guests, they have just learned how much the locals hate the airport searches these days.
Sorry they had to lose so much; should have done a trial run, but they didn't have the money for frequent trips, because it went into the cameras,
I'm guessing. Not exactly a hobby; they need these cameras, for what I don't know.
If it isn't for education or scientific research, then what is the reason for something that can see heat and ultraviolet? There are only so many
answers to knock off until it goes to military, or something sneaky-and-deadly related. Let's not forget that China and America are friends via
money, not politics. America is just looking out for her own.
[edit on 6-4-2008 by lnaphx]