Every now and then I read something in the newspaper that leads me to believe that I’m being “punked.”
The following comments recently appeared in The Washington Times. I had to verify it via a number of other resources. Let me remind you that this is another decision that was suggested, agreed upon, and carried out by the people that WE have sent to Washington, D.C. to represent our best interests. You may have to read it twice to believe it!
“The United States has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — including one in Thailand that was victimized by Chinese espionage — raising concerns that cost savings are being put ahead of national security, an investigation by The Washington Times has found.
Lawmakers said they were alarmed by The Times’ findings and plan to investigate why U.S. companies weren’t used to produce the state-of-the-art passports, one of the crown jewels of American border security.
Officials at GPO, the Homeland Security Department and the State Department played down the many obvious concerns, saying they are confident that regular audits and other protections already in place will keep terrorists and foreign spies from stealing or copying the sensitive components to make fake passports.”