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UTC Helped Build China's First Military Attack Copter

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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 07:28 AM

On Thursday, the UTC unit pleaded guilty to illegally supplying China with military technology and agreed to pay more than $75 million in penalties, in a major violation of U.S. arms control laws. The attack helicopter was powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, the same engines used on a civilian version. But the company admitted it had outfitted them with engine-control software modified for military use.

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$75 million is all it costs to get out of treason charges these days? Probably a drop in the bucket compared to what they made from the Chinese.

I like how Reinhardt put it:

Notice how China didn’t even need a “spy”? Corporate technology transfers are plain and simply .. treason. Planned, intentional and coordinated and very affordable ($75 mil.) treason.. thrown blatantly in the face of the willingly unwitting, sympathetic, easily apologetic and perfectly illiterate public.

edit on 4-7-2012 by 2ndFUTURE because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 08:45 AM
I could'nt agree more these corporate fines are a joke now days. Just look at the pissant fines on wallstreet, they're a drop in the bucket for these corporations.

posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 09:26 AM
Treason? That's a stretch.

Is it any more treasonous than shipping all those US jobs to china, putting US workers out of work, simply for corporate profit? And, in doing so, putting a strain on the entire economy, affecting everyone else?

See, the word treason is thrown around so much these days but it really has no impact anymore in these days of globalization of commerce and banking. The big players care not about any particular country, even the one of their birth and current residency, as long as they make their pile, no matter what it takes. As such, they have the backing and protection of the bought and paid for political establishment.

Of course, if we then went to war against a country using our own developed technology against us, it becomes a win-win situation again for the corporate boys and bankers. War is always good for business and lets face it, when were the bankers ever negatively impacted by a war? They'll sit back and finance it all, watching others being killed and maimed by the Millions, and still make a profit. If peace broke out all over it would be a disaster for them!

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