Skip to comments.Boeing Unit Sues Mysterious Arms Dealer (and guess who was murdered in Iraq last week !!)
Posted on 01/26/2005 5:10:37 AM PST by Critical Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov 16 - Russia's X-31 anti-ship missile is a devastating weapon. Capable of traveling at 2,000 mph, the 15-foot missile skims over the ocean until it slams into its target and explodes. It also can be modified to seek out and destroy radar systems, such as those used to guide the U.S. military's Patriot missiles, defense analysts say.
For years, the U.S. military has sought to develop an effective defense against the X-31. In 1999, Boeing Co. announced in St. Louis that it had won an $18.8 million contract from the Navy to acquire 34 of the Russian missiles and modify them to test the effectiveness of U.S. ship defense systems. But Boeing's efforts stalled as Russian officials, who once seemed ready to sell to the United States balked.
Stymied in Moscow, Boeing sought help from an obscure weapons dealer, Dale C. Stoffel, who sought to buy the missiles through contacts in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Russia itself, documents show. Now, those efforts also have largely failed, culminating in a courtroom dispute over $6 million that reveals the lengths to which Boeing went in its bid to acquire the X-31.
(Excerpt) Read more at zambezitimes.com ...
This is the same guy murdered in Taji, Iraq last week.
In June, McDonnell Douglas sent a letter demanding the return of the $6 million. Stoffel, Wye Oak's president, refused.
In December, Stoffel began to complain about not being paid and expressed concerns that the way Iraqi officials were handling finances could lead to problems
This is not just some random Jihadist murder. I reckon a hit was put out on him/them. We shall see what the FBI determines.
Newsflash- Russia's not on our side.
Go to the Washington Post article of Jan 21. This correction has been posted to the article.
Correction to This Article
A Jan. 21 article incorrectly said that the Defense Department is investigating the killings of two U.S. contractors in Iraq. The department is looking into a congressman's request to assist the victims' company in receiving payment for a contract with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.
News flash... neither are many Americans...those in government who pander to our enemies
those in business who sell to our enemies and those who propagandize for our enemies
It's amazing what a nation can survive with God on it's side...and how fast it can die without Him.
It never has been and it never will NEVER trust the Russians.
Well spotted. But the FBI is still investigating even though they are not commenting , huh?
DAMN, just heard on FOX, 31 Marines killed in chopper crash in Iraq..:(
I suspect you are right. Note he was killed by deliberate head on collision followed by multiple bullet wounds. Sounds more like a Serbian assassination than a normal Iraqi insurgents attack.
I think those monkey's thought they may get away with people thinking it was an "accident' if they used a car instead of their trusty AK47's. Knowing how notoriously inept they are at everything except beheadings and cold blooded murder on bound, defenceless innocents, I am surprised they did not forget to strap on seat-belts and end up through the windscreen and on the road. Dirt worshipping Muppets.
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