Guess what? 1,800 cases of electronic parts from China were sold to the Pentagon for their fancy high-end weapons systems! Neat-O! But made in China? Are we sure that’s safe? Psha- no big deal-people buy stuff made in China all the time.
Ask a teenager where to get counterfeit sunglasses and handbags and crap like that and she’ll tell you. Shoot, I can tell you. Go to Chinatown. Any Chinatown. In any city. But it took the Senate Armed Forced Committee months to figure this one out.
Riddle me this: How come our elected officials only care about counterfeiting when it comes to profit margins of high fashion power houses and finding new and creative ways to treat the USPTO like a cash cow? How-in-the-name-of-all-that’s-holy did someone not verify if the chips for a fracking missile defense system were the real thing?
I wonder if they got tipped off about this by finding a shiny bomb casing filled with used pin-ball machine parts?