How very interesting that the Islamic Republic of Iran just revealed a new attack drone that was reportedly reverse-engineered from a U.S. drone captured in 2011 and several other “liberated” unmanned American aircraft. Overall, I’d say that it’s curious that a nation run by bearded pedophiles in black dresses managed to rapidly develop just the technology it needs to deploy nuclear weapons after having pulled off a counterfeit nuclear weapons agreement with certain closet Islamists working Washington.
Is this new drone based on the same technology as the one Iran revealed in 2014, a drone which that nation also claimed to have reverse-engineered from American technology, I wonder, or did Iran’s Revolutionary Guard receive some other form or forms of assistance?
What really raises the eyebrows however, is all of the foregoing coupled with the fact that in 2011 (the same year in which Iran captured the U.S. drone), defense subcontractors working for Ball Aerospace at their Jefferson County and Boulder, Colorado complexes suddenly found themselves suddenly locked out of that company’s computer and email servers. When one of the subcontractors inquired as to what was going on, they were informed that Ball had executed comprehensive modifications to its internal communications protocols and stepped up security on the servers.
Why? According to one former Ball subcontractor who worked at the Jefferson County campus, an expatriate Ball employee who hailed from a strongly Islamic-leaning nation had used a data aggregator to scour company servers and steal information relating to thousands of defense contracts dating back to 1956. This included designs and data on aeronautics, missile defense, space exploration, and… drones. Other subcontractors working with Ball at the time included Northrop-Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, and Boeing.
For the record, the subcontractor informed me that their contact at Ball did not specify that the spy was Iranian, but neither of them knew whether any federal law enforcement agencies had been made aware of the breach either. This suggests that the interloper probably was Iranian, in light of the embarrassment the Obama administration would have suffered as they were in the process of “negotiating” the nuclear arms agreement with Iran.
An Iranian spy breaching the security of a major U.S. defense contractor would have been big news too, but the establishment press was probably no more likely to pursue such a story than they were to pursue any other that would call the Obama administration’s policies into question – or implicate its principals in treason. Rest assured that the government did become aware of it at some juncture, if they weren’t aware of it prior to the spy being discovered.
Ball was probably happy to keep all of this quiet in order to preserve its credibility, which is the same reason they’re not likely to squeal about any coverage of the issue now: The evidence exists, but why call attention to it with the White House and the press running such effective interference?
It does bear mentioning that the U.S. drone the Iranians managed to get their grubby mitts on in 2011 (an RQ-170 Sentinel manufactured by Lockheed Martin) had been hacked and landed intact, rather than shot down.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton resigned as Obama’s Secretary of State in 2013. She is said to have had a major hand in putting together the Iran nuclear weapons agreement. This runs a bit contrary to the understanding many have relative to the deal having been brokered by Obama’s Iranian-born senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, but it’s presumable that a secretary of state would necessarily have to be a key player in an administration’s foreign policy.
Additionally, although Clinton continues to endorse the Iran deal, she qualifies it with the caveat that Iran cannot be entirely trusted. This may have been political shrewdness on her part, following a perception that having her name on the deal (as opposed to Jarrett’s) might damage her presidential ambitions.
In any case, the confluence of events vis-à-vis the Ball Aerospace debacle, Iran’s quick development of attack drones, and its nuclear development objectives coupled with the likelihood of Hillary Clinton’s role in it and the gross lack of concern for U.S. national security on the part of the Obama administration do not bode well for the overall security of the Middle East or the United States should Ms. Clinton win the election in November.