Former Marine major claims F-35 is being sold to the PRC

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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 21:51

See title of thread, was listening to a SOFREP radio podcast about MARSOC and the featured guest, a retired Marine Major Fred Galvin claimed out of nowhere that the F-35 was going to be sold to China, the Communist one, in the near future :doh: .... This was during his off topic rant about the MIC and how the top execs there are all overpaid and how the brass can't wait to sell out the country for cash...

Anyone else heard of this rather insane conspiracy theory?

Edit: NOT a troll post, justed wanted to show how..... Idiotic information can pop up in some surprising places.
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 22:00

Why would you even take such obvious nonsense seriously?

Some people are extremely gullible... :roll:
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 22:00

I think it would have to be more credible to qualify as a conspiracy theory.
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 22:22

Newb=troll?
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 22:24

quicksilver wrote:Newb=troll?

That or severely lacking some brain cells. :mrgreen:
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 22:51

SOFREP is NOT A reputable source.
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 22:55

quicksilver wrote:Newb=troll?

Nope, but I think I had a small stroke when I heard that particular comment. What the f*ck person peddles that tripe?
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 22:57

wrightwing wrote:SOFREP is NOT A reputable source.

Hehe, now I understand. They'll occasionally have some fun stuff, like getting Bodyguards of rich people on to talk about that, or talk about special forces training in other nations, or famous missions, but when they start talking about weapon systems more complex than small arms..... sh*t goes south really fast. I tried to find the email to ask WTF is with that guest.... :bang:
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 23:32

commisar wrote:
quicksilver wrote:Newb=troll?

Nope, but I think I had a small stroke when I heard that particular comment. What the f*ck person peddles that tripe?


Trolls.

Also kinda tough to believe the real Major Fred Galvin would be someplace saying those things after the nut roll
he’s been through.
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Unread post15 Mar 2019, 23:38

Ha-ha-ha-, a good one.
We don't have to sell them anything. Their first hand spies know more about the F-35 then we do.

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Unread post16 Mar 2019, 00:33

Let's see

The F-35 is made by Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin also makes the F-16
The Trump administration just authorized the sale of 66 F-16Vs to Taiwan
Taiwan is also known as the Republic of China
The ROC has the name CHINA in it.
The PRC also has the name CHINA in it.
China typically refers to the People's Republic of China

Ergo, Lockheed Martin is going to sell F-35s to China!
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Unread post16 Mar 2019, 01:05

Maybe he was a J-31?
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Unread post16 Mar 2019, 07:48

It's true. They have the hasegawa, airfix and italeri f-35 models all sold in mainland China already.
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Unread post16 Mar 2019, 15:04

commisar wrote:
wrightwing wrote:SOFREP is NOT A reputable source.

Hehe, now I understand. They'll occasionally have some fun stuff, like getting Bodyguards of rich people on to talk about that, or talk about special forces training in other nations, or famous missions, but when they start talking about weapon systems more complex than small arms..... sh*t goes south really fast. I tried to find the email to ask WTF is with that guest.... :bang:

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