Ener1 had joined Solyndra, Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt and AES — all recipients of taxpayer dollars — in bankruptcy.
Now that technology is owned by a Russian tycoon.
“In a company whose ownership is connected to Medvedev, you have a golden opportunity for a military technology transfer and, perhaps, civil transfer from the U.S. to Russia at no cost,” said Stephen Blank, an expert on Russia and a research professor of national security affairs for the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College.
And my prior conjecture was right about this:
Intruders from China hacked into computers and stole the blueprints for America’s new joint strike fighter planes, the F-35 and F-22, according to the chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management.
To use Obama’s own complexification jargon:
In a recent open-microphone moment, President Obama told outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev that Obama’s reelection would give him more “flexibility” to give the Russians what they want.
There’s one way to stop that — for voters to just say “nyet” in November.