Submitted by Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger
The Feds have arrested 35-year-old Californian, Marc Knapp, for trying to sell an F-5B fighter jet to Iran. Knapp was nabbed in a government sting operation that crisscrossed the country from Pennsylvania to California and even ranged to Budapest, Hungary. For his part, Knapp was unconcerned that the nation that once promised “Death to America,” and is reputedly looking for a nuclear weapons capability might acquire an US-made fighter jet.
Knapp also bragged to US agents that he had procured lots of military spare parts for other countries like survival manuals, anti-gravity suits, survival radios, and even an F-14 pilot ejection seat — everything for your basic Islamic terrorist on the go. “Homeland Security Investigations will continue to pursue those who are willing to put America’s national security at risk,” John P. Kelleghan, special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in a news release.
Knapp faces 40 years in prison and $2 million in fines. That’ll do — for starters.
“When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use” — maybe Stalin was on to something.
~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger