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
28 thoughts on “Pssst, Hey Buddy, You Wanna Buy a F-5B?”
“Duh, that’s how he’s “on the go.”
Especially when the seat is used in conjunction with Ex-lax.
“Let me know when a terror attack is carried out using an F-14 ejection seat.”
Duh, that’s how he’s “on the go.” 😀
Let me know when a terror attack is carried out using an F-14 ejection seat.
“Islamic Terrorists are not known for using conventional weaponry in their attacks, they favor car-bombs and other low-tech weaponry.”
They “favor” whatever they can get. Nothing low-tech about barometric bombs, C4, or sarin gas — all of which have been used by terrorists.
man, talk about a teabaggers wet dream. land an f-5 at a small oklahoma airport open the canopy wearing a turbin and a beard and ask in broken english for directions?
“…everything for your basic Islamic terrorist on the go.“
This line strike me as rather absurd, after all, Islamic Terrorists are not known for using conventional weaponry in their attacks, they favor car-bombs and other low-tech weaponry.
Thanks also for giving me a new favorite “Bookmark” on my browser. I love this Trade-a-Plane site and all the “jumps.”
An afterthought. You can fly a warbird anywhere in the USA provided has an FAA airworthiness certificate and its weapons are disabled. In other words, the same rules apply to machine guns on airplanes as they do for machine guns in violin cases. It is OK to have a warplane with dummy guns, but not ones that can fire on full auto. I came close to buying a WW-I SE-5A replica once. The SE-5a is a 1916 design. The one I was looking at had a full compliment of machine guns, but they were non-firing.
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