America’s largest geopolitical competitor right now is China, a nation that many Americans view as the largest threat to our interests. It’s an evil nation that is committing genocide against the Uighurs, is planning on invading Taiwan, and frequently steals from the US and other Western countries.
Well, it appears that, while most of the American public is worried about the Red Menace, communist China, our elites aren’t. In fact, some of them might be traitors that are giving material comfort to the enemy. According to Aviation Week, “Honeywell has agreed to pay $13 million in fines and compliance costs after company officials sent multiple engineering and technical documents to China with details of multiple aircraft, including the Lockheed Martin F-35 and F-22, over a seven-year period, the U.S. State Department said May 3.“
According to a State Department statement on the issue, those engineering and technical documents included “engineering prints showing dimensions, geometries, and layouts for manufacturing castings and finished parts for multiple aircraft, gas turbine engines, and military electronics.”
The Hill elaborates on the issue, reporting that there were 34 violations that took place between 2011 and 2015 and that the executives who shared the documents with “Canada, Ireland, Mexico, China and Taiwan” did so “inadvertently” as part of “normal business discussions.”
Now, perhaps that could be true of discussions with Canada, Mexico, Ireland, and Taiwan. Those nations are all allies or partners with the US and are generally pro-US in outlook.
But China is another matter. For one, why is a US defense contractor doing business with the Red Chinese? Beyond that, why would they ever discuss our two most important fighter jets, the F-22 and F-35, with the Red Chinese? How could sensitive engineering data come up “inadvertently” in a meeting with our nation’s greatest enemy?
To me, this appears to be treason. The definition of treason in America is “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
Did the Honeywell executives that sent F-22 and F-35 information to China commit treason?
Well, China is our enemy. At this point, everyone but the most radical leftists and naïve globalists understand that. And China needs information on our top fighter jets to defeat them if our differences ever lead to war. Is providing them with that information not “giving them aid?” It sure sounds like it to me…
The US must wake up to the threat posed by China. No longer can we let them steal our industrial secrets. No longer can we let US businessmen and Chinese spies send sensitive military information back to the mainland. The Honeywell executives that sent sensitive F-22 and F-35 information to China should be treated as traitors. They aided our enemy.