June 9, 2016, - 7:13 pm

WTF?! Obama Pentagon Hires Muslim Abu Dhabi to Supply Microchips For Combat Jets, Missiles, Satellites

By Debbie Schlussel

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The Obama Pentagon will now rely on an Abu Dhabi-owned firm to supply microchips for our combat jets, missiles, and satellites. That’s insane and a major risk to our national security. And it’s also what happens when we live in a country that is no longer a manufacturing giant and doesn’t own many of the few manufacturing centers it has left.







Remember when President Bush wanted to give control of our ports to a Dubai-owned firm? That was insane and a huge risk to national security. But even more insane is the Obama decision to purchase microchips for our weaponry from Globalfoundries, which is owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi government. It’s a story that should be major news and the source of outcries. Sadly, instead, it’s something almost nobody has noticed or cares about.

Several Gulf states, including Abu Dhabi, are shipping points for nuclear weapons components headed to Iran. The countries, including Abu Dhabi, also enabled the 9/11 hijackers and resisted FBI investigations into their parts in the attacks. Abu Dhabi facilitated bank accounts and money laundering for the 9/11 hijackers. The Muslim country is also a backer of the Arab boycott of Israel. And, most important, Abu Dhabi was a major financial backer of ISIS and HAMAS.

This decision–to solely rely on Abu Dhabi’s Globalfoundries as its only microchips producer–is disturbing. It’s also incredibly stupid. Why on earth would we entrust a major component of our weaponry to a company owned by a country that isn’t exactly friendly to us, but is quite friendly to our enemies and the greatest national security threats facing the Western world? You can imagine the possibilities: Abu Dhabi’s company may deliberately make faulty chips that will cause jets to fail and combat pilots to die or get captured. Or it makes chips it can somehow access from elsewhere to sabotage missiles and combat jets and their missions.

The Pentagon knows this is extremely risky, which is why it claims it will not up its “vetting” (we know how well that usually works) of the chips and is trying to develop a “tagging device” that can be embedded in processors to detect malicious content. Um, if you have to do that, maybe you shouldn’t hire an enemy-owned company to make the chips. Just sayin’.

Yes, it is true that Globalfoundries has both its plants in America. But so what? It’s owned by a country that finances and otherwise enables Muslim mass murderers of Americans. You think that won’t get figured into the equation when Globalfoundries produces microchips to put in a combat jet that might fly over Syria and Iraq to take out ISIS–the same ISIS many Abu Dhabians fund? Think again. Abu Dhabi isn’t an absentee owner, either. It’s got several top Muslim officials overseeing the operations of the company. And it knows on which side its jihad is buttered.

Why not have competitive bidding? Why not have several sources to supply us with microchips? And why not insist on U.S. ownership of companies that produce our weapons components?

Maybe we aren’t doing any of those things because they would require common sense . . . something which is all too uncommon when it comes to government, especially where national security is involved.

Now take your shoes and belt off and enter the airport security theater scanner.

More:

The Pentagon has decided to rely on an Abu Dhabi-owned company to supply the most advanced microchips used in U.S. spy satellites, missiles and combat jets. A senior U.S. Defense Department official said in an interview that the Pentagon has reached a seven-year agreement with Globalfoundries Inc., one of the big four global chip makers, to supply the microchips. Terms weren’t disclosed. The agreement ends months of uncertainty over supplies of such chips but is just the first step in a broader effort to protect sensitive military systems from cyberattacks and other tampering.

A “first step”? In the wrong direction. Um, yeah, that’s how you protect us from cyberattacks and tampering: by hiring the enemy to make your chips. That’s the ticket!

Globalfoundries last year acquired from International Business Machines Corp. the two plants—in Burlington, Vt., and East Fishkill, N.Y.—that make the chips. IBM had been the near-monopoly supplier of the chips to the Pentagon for more than a decade and paid Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take the unprofitable business off its hands.

Lawmakers and watchdogs such as the Government Accountability Office had expressed concern about the Pentagon’s reliance on a single source for some of its state-of-the-art chips. “Due to market trends, supply chain globalization and manufacturing costs, the [Defense Department’s] future access to U.S.-based microelectronics sources is uncertain,” the House Armed Services Committee said in a recent report.

The new Globalfoundries agreement, which was previously undisclosed, runs until 2023. Meanwhile, the Pentagon will seek to identify more suppliers and expand protections needed to prevent chips from being tampered with or falling into the wrong hands. The Pentagon also is moving away from a reliance on purely U.S.-made chips, widening its net of vendors to keep up with changes in commercial technology that are outpacing the defense world. “Our goal is to look globally,” Andre Gudger, the Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing and industrial base policy, said in an interview. “We want access to the latest and the greatest.”

The plants where chips are assembled have long been viewed by the Pentagon as a vulnerable part of the military supply chain. The biggest concerns were over technology theft and any insertion of rogue elements that could be remotely triggered to access equipment, or so-called kill switches that render equipment useless.

In 2004 the Pentagon launched a vetting system of what are now more than 70 companies, including about 20 so-called trusted foundries. But the two heavily guarded former IBM factories in Vermont and upstate New York produced almost all of the custom-made chips used in the most sensitive weapons systems, effectively leaving the government reliant on a single supplier in the U.S.

With the semiconductor industry’s center of gravity shifting to facilities in Asia that churn out hundreds of millions of chips for consumer-electronics devices, the Pentagon has much less influence on an industry it helped fund and develop in the 1960s and 1970s. While military users accounted for as much as one-quarter of global chip demand in the early 1980s, that had fallen to less than 0.1% by the turn of this decade, according to the Trusted Access Program Office, which coordinates buying for the Pentagon and intelligence agencies.

The military relies on customized chips rather than the mass-produced ones used in cellphones. For instance, while the new F-35 combat jet contains several hundred advanced chips—manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp. won’t disclose the exact number—production runs for the most sensitive military-grade processors range from a few dozen to 1,000. That compares with tens or even hundreds of millions for consumer-electronics devices.

Chip makers have shifted their focus to the larger consumer market, where competition led to technology being refreshed in months or weeks, while military chips ordered in small numbers might be upgraded once or twice a year, industry officials said. “We have fallen behind in what our typical electronics have in them,” said Bill Chappell, a program director at the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as Darpa.

Opening the military market to more producers of the most advanced commercial chips, would allow the Pentagon to keep pace with technology developments, officials said. But that also will require new ways to monitor chips to ensure they haven’t been tampered with, whether manufactured in the U.S. or overseas. For example, Darpa is developing a tiny tagging device for chips that can be embedded in processors from any manufacturer and used to detect malicious content or an attempt to tamper with the technology.

“There’s a lot of wariness and concern, but it’s a great opportunity to open the door to a much greater supply chain,” Mr. Chappell said. Mr. Gudger, the Pentagon official, said the Darpa technology is only one avenue being explored. While others are largely classified, options include “blind” manufacturing where chip makers produce individual parts that are later assembled in a secure facility. The work on vetting and tagging chips has also attracted interest from other industries, including utilities and financial services, looking to counter the rising threat of cyberattacks.

Globalfoundries—which has expanded through acquisitions and has significant operations in Germany, Singapore and upstate New York—provides the Pentagon’s immediate needs. But a coalition of U.S. chip makers including Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been pressing the Pentagon to help fund upgrades to fabrication plants owned by U.S. companies to allow them to take on the most sensitive work.

For some, the main safeguard remains keeping the trusted-foundry program focused on domestic manufacturing. “That [chip] foundry needs to be in the U.S.,” said Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff from 2008 to 2012 and now president of Business Executives for National Security, an industry trade group.

Again, it’s not a matter of just that the plants are on U.S. soil. That’s irrelevant because the owners of the company fund and enable our enemies around the world. Borders are irrelevant to them. Their borders are the four corners of each page of the koran.

And the outer edges of the microchips they are producing for our weapons systems.

P.S. This isn’t a case of “keep your enemies closer.” At least, not on our part (but maybe theirs).

More like barbarians INSIDE the gate.

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26 Responses

Hi Debbie,

What are your thoughts on recent passing of Mohamad ali who’s now enjoying his 72 virgins and 28 boys in jannah? I’m surprised you haven’t written about it.

PS: Great article! Screw Barack Hussein Osama

Hank on June 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I’m sure she’s working on telling us how he dodged the draft, converted to islam, (against his father’s wishes) aligned himself with the Nation of Islam, denounced interracial marriage with white devils, was handed 2 of his 3 “titles”, was not “The Greatest”, never shut his mouth, and never really amounted to anything.

    Tommy Thomas on June 10, 2016 at 1:15 am

I would actually support the nationalization of those factories, rather than allow Abu Dhabi such control. Sometimes, the private sector is not the place you want to go for sensitive technologies.

Worry on June 9, 2016 at 9:11 pm

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock, . . .

The immortal words of Jimmy Hoffa ring ever more profoundly each and every day, in what USED to be . . .

the USA. But which is now, and has been for some time, . . .

AfroLabadSouthAmerAsiexico.

“Sooner or later, everybody does business with everybody.”

People doing business with their best friends, worst enemies and everyone in between. Remember that song by War 40 years ago, The World Is A Ghetto? How about the The World Is A Circus.

Each of this type of Debbie’s articles is clearly marking the steps to the destruction of “this once great republic” as foretold in The Bible and explained in America and Britain in Prophecy by David C. Pack.

I’m going mad inside. It’s not easy being The Man With The X-Ray Eyes. There’s a shrieking, bawling baby inside me, but on the outside, . . .

I’m as smooth as The 20th Century Limited coming to the end of another run at Chicago’s Union Station. Thanks be to God Almighty, not my own doing.

Thank you Debbie, for another one, another piece in the jigsaw puzzle of our self-destruction. Be careful out there, great lady.

Now back to that great piece of American entertainment, Family Guy, . . .

or whatever suits your fancy. I think instead I’ll have another joint, and . . .

keep going mad, quietly, vewy, vewy, quietly.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on June 9, 2016 at 10:02 pm

Hey there she is. I was just about to reach out, it’s been a week and no scathing obit on Ali? I was becoming concerned.
No way should we trust these people with any of America’s security. That’s madness. Madness.

Off topic i found this link for Trump, I found the 1st 10 minutes fascinating as he really hasn’t flip flopped, he’s been consistent. His message came accross better too.

http://m.liveleak.com/view?i=cb2_1465496215

MrBigBrain on June 9, 2016 at 10:23 pm

This is what happens when you have leaders who hate. They hate the US. The hate Christians, conservatives, men, children, women, the military, capitalism, everything that’s anything. Hate destroys and that’s the point.

Tommy Thomas on June 10, 2016 at 1:05 am

Thanks Debbie for the “news” that will never be seen in the MSM. The traitor in the White house and his minions never stop destroying this country. Remember when he said that NASA’s prime purpose was “muzlim outreach?” I guess that’s the military’s also. He still has 6 months left!! What’s next? BTW, we are in a one party system. Where are all the Republican “hawks?”

unholyone on June 10, 2016 at 9:13 am

Unholyone, there are but a few Hawks left and they are sorely outnumbered by Chickens. Mitch, McCain, Coker and the rest, cowardly Chickens all. They are maybe slightly more manly than Sunglasses Reid. Trump is not a Republican or a Conservative, but at least he loves his country. He is our best, last hope!

MuzzCrusher on June 10, 2016 at 9:51 am

Is BHO working to keep his promise that the U. S. would never need war against a Muslim nation?
Will the contracts prevent further problems with the F-35?

marble on June 10, 2016 at 10:43 am

This is so f%#ng disturbing; I cannot believe it. What kind of brainless morons do we have in the government. Don’t answer that. We all know. This is unimaginable. Who cares if there’s competition in chip-making for our military? We require safety; certain things you don’t go to the open market for. Manufacturing these chips must be highly controlled because it involves national security. Let’s see how much these government officials truly believe in the global market for everything: I propose for competition’s sake that we replace all CIA, FBI and Pentagon employees with HB1Visa holders from Arab and Russian areas – including all of the top officials, not the workerbees only. Now let’s see how they like it. These holier-than-thou, diversity-obsessed elites shove H1B visa holders down Americans’ throats displacing American workers & see no problem with it, so let’s see what happens when we replace these top government brass and their staffs. Suddenly, national security will be paramount and they’ll say “Screw the cost savings. Some things are more important than saving money or playing PC market-games with.” You’ll know how much people really believe what they say by watching how they behave in their own personal lives and workplaces. In this case, it’s pretty obvious that they’re all hypocrites who hate the United States and care only about their own personal paychecks.

Dinak on June 10, 2016 at 11:01 am

This is a horrible development that certainly damages American national security, If such factories cannot be economically run by an American firm, they should be nationalized simply for security reasons.

Worry on June 10, 2016 at 11:03 am

I am currently reading a book that describes how our military is crippled by multiple attacks using of embedded chips across the entire spectrum of equipment. All I can say is its a death sentence for our country! The book is called Ghost Fleet by Singer and Cole. As I am only on page 85, I cannot provide an opinion on the entire book.

Andrew on June 10, 2016 at 12:19 pm

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Bless you Debbie for this site because this would NEVER get reported in the lamestream media including Faux Snooze. This is just more of the same from our celebrity, America hating, military shafting C-in-C. That’s right liberals I said America hating. It still makes me laugh when my relatives and other Blacks still give this guy a pass on everything that he’s done to us and this nation. It’s lost on them that this is akin to letting the fox draw up plans for the farmers chicken coop. That’s an analogy for you folks in Hancock County WVA and San Jose CA. I’ve been to Abu Dhabi and let me tell you it was better than suckwad Saudi Arabia as far as the welcoming of Americans but you still got that anti vibe. Now we have a long distance contract with one of their companies making our sensitive chips. This just shows what passes for the “flag rank” that works over there now. Nothing but politicians in uniforms. We use to have the Nimitzes, Kelso’s, Paces, and Hagees working there. Now we’ve had/have losers like Kirby, Mullen and Clark. That’s not to say who we’ve got in the civilian sector overseeing things like this. Where are crap weasels like McCain, Cochran, and McConnell. Surely these fine outstanding Senators are questioning Obama’s motives here. Nah as usual they assume the position when dealing with the O’Clown. It makes one wonder if in Globalfoundries contract does it have a clause that states that a percentage of it’s revenue will be used to finance Muslim “outreach program” like HAMAS Hezbollah and ISIS. The craven duplicity of the Obamanation and abject stupidity of the Congressional Repugnicans knows no bounds. Is it any wonder that both sides want Trump destroyed. They’ve sent out the big guns in Ryan and Chief Shoveling Bull Warren out to soften him up for the PIAPS. Since Trump fights back unlike our last nominees going back to 96 for us political junkies this should be fun to watch.

Ken B on June 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Double Thunder from The Big Wonder. Long time no see bro, and this web site is less when you’re not around. Nice rendition of a political Phi Slamma Jamma, KenB.

    By the way, did you say you were a black man? I thought I’ve heard you say that a few times around here. Sheeeeuuuuut mannnn, in all my life in NYC, they never grew folks like you, except for a few Jamaicans I’ve worked with, and heard talking on the subway. Many Jamaicans in NYC don’t particularly like white people, but they ARE conservative, interestingly enough. REAL common sense people, and the ones that don’t hate Whitey are some of the nicest and most decent folk you’d ever want to know.

    What kind of seed packet do I buy to get black men, white men, women, the other 56 genders, where do we go to develop more citizens like you?

    Run for office already, man. Thanks for the fine reading material. We know why this is happening, we know we can’t stop it. Satan is spinning out of control, but . . .

    “God will wipe away every tear.” PRAISE THE LORD!!!

    Alfredo from Puerto Rico on June 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Interesting that the church which puts out the book I mentioned, has an ad running on Debbie’s site.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on June 10, 2016 at 2:01 pm

But wait. If the two IBM plants in the US were unprofitable, why did the Abu Dhabi company want to take them over?

Great job, Debbie.

skzion on June 10, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Unprofitable yet Prophet-able.

    YCHtT on June 13, 2016 at 7:09 pm

“But a coalition of U.S. chip makers including Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been pressing the Pentagon to help fund upgrades to fabrication plants owned by U.S. companies to allow them to take on the most sensitive work.”

So what else is new?!? It’s the same with drilling–Obama and the other America haters would rather fund our enemies than provide jobs for our citizens, build our economy and keep our military strong.

YCHtT on June 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Y’know, it’s almost as though someone told America to go ‘F’ itself, and America said . . .

OKAYYY!!!

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on June 11, 2016 at 12:14 am

How about replacing all Pentagon employees with H1B Visa holders, as well. They must come from Arab countries. Let’s see how much the Pentagon believes its own rhetoric. Can you imagine during WWII our government hiring a German company to produce our military and communications parts? Unfathomable.

Dinak on June 11, 2016 at 9:16 am

Every man has his price.

Primetime on June 11, 2016 at 11:14 am

From microchips in our most vital military equipment, to mass killings at gay clubs in a Puerto Rican enclave, we are being surrounded by The RELIGION Of PEACE.

All this peace is going to kill us, it’s so pervasive. Ahhhhhhhhhh, peace, love, it’s the 60’s all over again. June is busting out all over, and so is . . .

ISLAM. Although I was one of the biggest Muhammad Ali fans going when I was young, I have to admit that he was a real maroon when it comes to his life as a “Muslim minister.” Dope, and dupe. That doesn’t say he wasn’t a good man in and of himself, truly seeking peace and harmony.

But when a religion of discord, destruction and doom appropriates you as an ambassador, you have to question the mentality of the “ambassador.” Evidently, Ali had a flaw other than his predilection for the women folk.

Alfredo from Puerto Rico on June 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Global Foundries is a company that was spun out of AMD’s semiconductor manufacturing group. AMD could never figure out how to make enough chips, and as affordable as Intel, even though they were playing for identical markets

So this company was spun out of them and sold to Abu Dhabi, and a major fab was made in the UAE. Despite all that, AMD still is nowhere in the picture.

Intel was an obvious choice to make if one needed semiconductors. Intel has a unit that specifically makes semiconductors for other customers who need custom made chips at the advanced processes that only Intel can make. Their manufacturing facilities are mainly in the US – OR, AZ and NM, as well as one in Israel. This is one product where one can buy American (not talking about the packaging here) without being the least bang for buck in the market

Infidel on June 13, 2016 at 1:37 am

“Their manufacturing facilities are mainly in the US – OR, AZ and NM, as well as one in Israel.”

This is not BDS compliant. Obama would never authorize it. For him it’s a matter of killing two birds (US and Israel) with one stone (Muslim sympathies).

Besides, I thought Congress controlled the purse strings…oh right, they have their own incentives for destroying this country.

YCHtT on June 13, 2016 at 7:21 pm

We have to get those F-35s up and flying right, give our friends all the petrodollars they need.

marble on June 14, 2016 at 1:31 pm

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