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US navy buys microchips from China with backdoors in them to shut down armament

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posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 08:31 PM
The Navy Bought Fake Chinese Microchips That Could Have Disarmed U.S. Missiles

Last year, the U.S. Navy bought 59,000 microchips for use in everything from missiles to transponders and all of them turned out to be counterfeits from China.

Wired reports the chips weren't only low-quality fakes, they had been made with a "back-door" and could have been remotely shut down at any time.

Whoever thought that buying microchips for the US military in China needs to be FIRED if not INVESTIGATED FOR BEING A SPY/DOUBLE AGENT...

Seriously. What would have had happened if this wouldn't have been found? Go to war with China over Taiwan for example, and boom, planes, boats, radars and missiles don't work because China activated the back doors, leading to the death of tens of thousands of Americans and the sinking of a battlegroup or two?

The freaking US government is either hopelessly incompetent (buying critical hardware for the military in a potential enemy country) or either full of double agents and spies who actively work to destroy the US military.

Which is it?

Either way it's not good. Not to mention, China doing this kind of stuff is a declaration of war, it's an act of war. It's the same thing as if they had sent double agents in several lockheed martin factories to put backdoors/sabotage US military hardware in thousands of vehicules/planes/boats... That kind of large scale military sabotage is an act of war.
edit on 29-6-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 08:35 PM
reply to post by Vitchilo

hahaha, wow our world is becoming almost like a comical reality show..

posted on Jun, 29 2011 @ 08:35 PM
There is already a thread for this

posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 04:55 PM
reply to post by ConspiraCity


posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 11:57 PM
Nobody cares anymore.

The people in charge in the government and big business are just looking to sell out quick. They don't care if the chips have back doors or will break down soon or whatever. By the time the problem emerges it will be somebody else's problem. They will (they think) be at another company or another duty or whatever. No accountabilty, no long-term thinking.

Here's the think. Life is about doing not being. People used to do their jobs almost as an end in itself. You certainly didn't get a chance to retire long, if at all. Now people want to be (and specifically they want to "be rich" rather than do a job. This is the downfall.

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