Re: Bush conspiracy

From: Robert S. Thau (
Date: Tue Apr 03 2001 - 14:18:01 PDT

Adam L. Beberg writes:

> We all know that China already knows how the plane works, my roomie actually
> rode in one when he was in ROTC (he says it does in fact stear like a
> tanker, china hit it on purpose) so it's not like they are top secret, or
> even mildly secret anymore. Hell the plane probably has a "Made in china by
> child labor" tag on it somewhere.

They certainly know how the *plane* works --- it's a modified version
of the ancient Lockheed Electra airliner. But the electronic sensing
gizmos inside --- state-of-the-art SIGINT gear, according to this web
page on the EP-3E variant captured by China:

are a different matter; that's the sort of stuff that the military
doesn't like noncitizens *looking* at, let alone taking a screwdriver

We've sold them 707s, but that doesn't mean that we'd necessarily
want them taking their sweet time inspecting an AWACS built on *that*


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