Message from discussion Yay. In trouble with ITAR...
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From: richard schumacher <no-s...@invalid.net>
Subject: Re: Yay. In trouble with ITAR...
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In article <13aloi1cstip...@corp.supernews.com>,
Pat Flannery <flan...@daktel.com> wrote:
> Scott Lowther wrote:
> > "However, just before we left KSC, a guy from the NASA Export Control
> > Office (which is run by some contractor, maybe Analex?) came by our
> > office on an "inspection" and told us we had to take down all the
> > Saturn V drawings we had around ... now, these were just old NAA
> > public relation drawings, plus a few commercially-purchased posters
> > showing the Saturn V internals in very rough detail. He said they
> > were all covered by ITAR and therefore had to be locked up! We kept
> > telling him some were purchased at the Visitor Center Gift Shop, but
> > he did not care. He ended up coming around with an armed security cop
> > until we took them down and shredded them."
> > WTF??? Saturn V is under ITAR control? Has anyone told David Weeks?
> You just can't make this shit up, can you?
> This reminds me of them taking the Fat Man and Little Boy off display at
> the National Atomic Museum because some terrorist might learn how to
> make a nuclear weapon by studying them. "So that's what we've been doing
> wrong! The fins go at the _back_ end!"
> Somebody might want to point out to them that the Saturn V, and all
> drawings of the Saturn V, were financed by taxpayers as part of a
> civilian space project by a civilian agency, and therefore are public
> property every bit as much as photos taken on the Moon's surface by the
> astronauts are.
> They are probably concerned that Iran or China will back-engineer a
> Saturn V from the drawings and get to the Moon before we return.
> This administration is completely off its rocker when it comes to
> security and classifying things. Most of this seems to emanate from
> Cheney's office, who I am becoming increasingly convinced is clinically
> mentally unbalanced.
That's life in Bush's Amerika. No doubt some 'pug will now post an
explanation of how this is all actually Bill Kkkklinton's fault.