Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blackhawk Down - No Take Backs

Blackhawk Down - No Take Backs

It looks like Pakistan gave China a little gift...
Pakistan let Chinese military engineers photograph and take samples from the US helicopter that was left behind when American special forces killed Osama bin Laden, it has been reported.

If true, the claim would underline the deterioration in US-Pakistani relations since the raid in May in Abbottabad, outside Islamabad in which the al-Qaida leader died.

Members of the Chinese military were allowed to survey the wreckage of the hi-tech helicopter and take samples of its "stealth" skin, which allowed it to enter Pakistan undetected by radar, the Financial Times reported, quoting US sources.

It quoted a figure close to the CIA as saying: "We had explicitly asked the Pakistanis in the immediate aftermath of the raid not to let anyone have access to the damaged remains of the helicopter."

The US fears that cutting-edge military technology in the tail of the helicopter, abandoned after US forces blew up the rest of the craft, could be reverse-engineered in China.
This shit is just funny to me. It's really pretty clear that the Chinese are just waiting for the eventual collapse of America. Once that officially happens they'll open a museum of our most spectacular failures. This will go in the hall of "Expensive shit that fell out of the sky in a burst of hilarious incompetence" right next to the F-117 that the Serbians shot down.

I bet you're wondering what ever happened to that thing and who recovered it. Well, the Serbs did. And then they might have invited the Russians to have a look. It also did help the Chinese produce the J-20.

Anyhow, would you look at the balls on Pakistan? They're so fucking funny in how they played the United States like a fiddle for the last few decades while somehow maintaining that terrorist state that they are. Especially in how it supported Al Qaeda, wanted to blow up the labor poor of the first world (India), supports terrorist in Iraq and Afghanistan, regularly insults the United States and has poorly kept nukes. All this while making sure that it has the United States and the first world eating out of its hands.

They seriously don't give a shit about their image to the rest of the world and fully embrace being that asshole state. Unlike China, which for some reason still wants to maintain that image that they aren't going to destroy America with a simple crushing blow.

This is exactly like that movie Red Dawn, only instead of Russians it will be the Chinese.. Which oddly enough was going to be the villains of the remake but that changed...
In March 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported that MGM is changing the villains in its Red Dawn remake from Chinese to North Korean in order to maintain access to China's lucrative box office. The changes reportedly cost less than $1 million and involve changing an opening sequence summarizing the story's fictional backdrop, re-editing two scenes and using digital technology to transform many Chinese symbols to Korean.

Many people are not happy about the change of the invading country and this review points out why
You would think that the Chinese would be pleased to see a depiction of their longtime goal of conquering California and establishing an Eastern Empire would be something they would love to see on television.

It could be their form of ID4 or any other inspirational summer block buster film that highlights America as the kick ass country that doesn't take names nor shit from any alien, robotic or asteroid threat.

But hey, the changed it up from Chinese to North Korea in that video game "Homefront", so maybe they don't want to even put it in the minds of people that China will completely destroy us with now invisible helicopters. Ironically enough that we used to kill Osama with.

Maybe China has just gotten so fucking good at stealing technology. Or maybe this is deeper than you think. Perhaps the U.S. left the helicopter there on purpose so that China would copy it and then we could buy it from them for a cheaper price than it takes to make one.

We might as well just accept the fact that we're NOT going to keep many secrets from a country where "Hack google and steal their algorithms" is a trade-school term project. The only thing I don't get is that "Stealing" technology makes perfect sense as a development strategy, but then why would you turn around and build the same stupid things with it? It's not like they saw anything they couldn't just buy from Israel anyway.

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