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Navy Nuclear Engineer And Wife Charged With Selling U.S. Nuclear Secrets

A Navy engineer sold American nuclear secrets with his wife acting as a lookout were arrested. They also made people who eat peanut butte look suspicious.

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Sometimes the acts of people in the news hurt the people’s perceptions of everyday products and activities. After the news about Bubba Clinton and Monica came out, I stopped asking friends to pick me up a good Cuban Cigar on their way back from Canada. For a while, after the O.J. Simpson murder trial, I could play golf without people asking me if I was searching for the real killers, and the weak coverage of Joe Biden by the M.S.M. makes my stomach churn every time I look at ice cream. Now a married couple who were arrested trying to sell America’s nuclear submarine secrets may have ruined peanut butter sandwiches, my favorite lunch. Navy engineer sold American secrets

Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana are charged with attempting to sell U.S. submarine nuclear secrets to a foreign power. On Saturday, they were arrested by the F.B.I. and NCIS in West Virginia. The couple lives in Annapolis, MD, and are charged with violations of the Atomic Energy Act [42 U.S.C. § 2014(y) Communication of Restricted Data]. The full D.O.J. complaint can be read here. Jonathan Toebbe was a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer with access to restricted data. They are both set for their first appearance on Tuesday in Martinsburg, WV.

The letter in the first package sent to a foreign power (which was not named in the complaint) stated the following:

I apologize for this poor translation into your language. Please forward this letter to your military intelligence agency. I believe this information will be of great value to your nation. This is not a hoax.

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Toebbe sounds like a Navy nuclear engineer who failed foreign languages in High School, has a greed problem, and isn’t very loyal to the country he swore to serve.

According to the complaint, he sent a package to a foreign government on April 1, 2020, listing a return address in Pittsburgh containing a sample of Restricted Data and an FBI official in the unnamed country obtained the package and began communicating with Toebbe.

On June 8, 2021, the undercover agent sent Toebbe $10,000 in cryptocurrency as a “good faith” payment, and Toebbe and his wife began traveling to locations in West Virginia and Pennsylvania where they left SD [Secure Digital] cards containing Restricted Data disguised in items including a peanut butter sandwich and a chewing gum package.

Now, just because they hid the restricted data in a peanut butter sandwich doesn’t mean that everyone who enjoys some crunchy Skippy between a few slices of bread is a spy.

These two people were not only disloyal to America, but they were not very smart spies. It was obviously illegal and harmful to the United States, but not having a clue who to send it to in the first place was asking for trouble. It is unclear how the F.B.I. agent got his hands on the package. Still, their methodology proves that Jonathan and Diana Toebbe must have flunked Espionage 101, even though they attempted to cover their tracks by using ProtonMail, an encrypted email service, and S.D. cards in various things such as a peanut butter sandwich.

Why did they pick peanut butter? People are now going to look at me funny if they see me eating lunch. Why couldn’t they choose a ham and cheese sandwich? I don’t eat ham, nor do I eat meat with dairy.

According to some reports for a different S.D. card drop, they used a band-aid box. This makes sense because if they get convicted and sent to prison, they may end up with serious boo-boos.

Shortly afterward, on June 26, Jonathan and Diana Toebbe traveled to a location in West Virginia. There, with Diana Toebbe acting as a lookout, Jonathan Toebbe placed an SD card concealed within half a peanut butter sandwich at a pre-arranged “dead drop” location.

Oh, that clears things up. No self-respecting peanut butter eater will only have half of a sandwich.

After retrieving the SD card, the undercover agent sent Jonathan Toebbe a $20,000 cryptocurrency payment. In return, Jonathan Toebbe emailed the undercover agent a decryption key for the SD Card. A review of the SD card revealed that it contained Restricted Data related to submarine nuclear reactors. On Aug. 28, Jonathan Toebbe made another “dead drop” of an SD card in eastern Virginia, this time concealing the card in a chewing gum package. After making a payment to Toebbe of $70,000 in cryptocurrency, the FBI received a decryption key for the card. It, too, contained Restricted Data related to submarine nuclear reactors. The FBI arrested Jonathan and Diana Toebbe on Oct. 9, after he placed yet another SD card at a pre-arranged “dead drop” at a second location in West Virginia.

Jonathan Toebbe was an employee of the U.S. Navy and worked in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. He held an active security clearance as a nuclear engineer. At one point, he suspected a trap, but instead of walking away, he continued to pursue the connection with the undercover agent. That confirms the point made earlier about failing Espionage 101 (but getting an A+ in Stupid 101)

According to the D.O.J. complaint, Jonathan Toebbe wrote

“I am sorry to be so stubborn and untrusting, but I can not agree to go to a location of your choosing. I must consider the possibility that l am communicating with an adversary who has intercepted my first message and is attempting to expose me.”

He should have listened to his gut instincts because Mr. and Mrs. Toebbe may wind up in jail for a long time. Their two kids will miss their parents.

Some of this post was first seen at Conservative Firing Line

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American Missionaries, Including Children, Kidnapped in Haiti

The FBI has now gotten involved as well.

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There is once again trouble in the unsettled streets of Haiti, and this time there are American lives at stake.

As the tiny island nation continues to suffer from unrest and an unhealthy escalation of gang-related violence, a number of American missionaries from Ohio have been kidnapped.

A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident.

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.

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“This is a special prayer alert,” the one-minute message said. “Pray that the gang members would come to repentance.”

The message says the mission’s field director is working with the U.S. Embassy, and that the field director’s family and one other unidentified man stayed at the ministry’s base while everyone else visited the orphanage.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the FBI had gotten involved, and other entities within the federal government were doing all they could to help.

The State Department said Sunday its officials have been in “regular contact” with Haitian authorities “and will continue to work with them and interagency partners” to recover the group, a spokesperson told ABC News. The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is leading coordination with local authorities and providing assistance to the families, Psaki added.

The Haitian government suspects the gang known as 400 Mawozo to be responsible for the abductions, according to a source at the Haitian presidential office.

Haiti’s gang violence has now cemented the nation as the kidnapping capital of the world, with over 600 such crimes having occurred there in 2021 alone.

 

There is once again trouble in the unsettled streets of Haiti, and this time there are American lives at stake. As the tiny island nation continues to suffer from unrest and an unhealthy escalation of gang-related violence, a number of American missionaries from Ohio have been kidnapped. A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries. “This is a special prayer alert,” the one-minute message said. “Pray that the gang members would come to repentance.” The message says the mission’s field director is working with the U.S. Embassy, and that the field director’s family and one other unidentified man stayed at the ministry’s base while everyone else visited the orphanage. On Tuesday, it was revealed that the FBI had gotten involved, and other entities within the federal government were doing all they could to help. The State Department said Sunday its officials have been in “regular contact” with Haitian authorities “and will continue to work with them and interagency partners” to recover the group, a spokesperson told ABC News. The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is leading coordination with local authorities and providing assistance to the families, Psaki added. The Haitian government suspects the gang known as 400 Mawozo to be responsible for the abductions, according to a source at the Haitian presidential office. Haiti’s gang violence has now cemented the nation as the kidnapping capital of the world, with over 600 such crimes having occurred there in 2021 alone.  

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Southwest Airlines Hit by Major Employee Protest Over Vaccine Mandate

And just one week after a mysterious mass cancelation of flights.

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Just a week ago, Southwest Airlines was in the midst of a massive and troublesome cancelation of flights, with some estimates suggesting that nearly one third of the company’s entire fleet was grounded.

Southwest was quick in trying to get out ahead of the controversy, blaming weather and air traffic control issues for the massive trouble, but astute researchers were quick to point out that ATC hadn’t suggested anything of the sort on their end, and that the percentage of all canceled flights that belonged to Southwest was indicative of a problem within the airline itself.

Many began to suggest that the airline was suffering from the fallout of their coming vaccine mandate, and new evidence this week seems to refute the company’s claim to the contrary.

Current and former Southwest Airlines workers gathered to protest recent COVID-19 vaccination mandates on Monday, Oct. 18.

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They gathered to celebrate “medical freedom” at the airline’s headquarters in Dallas.

Chopper 11 flew over the group of hundreds of people holding signs that said, “Terminate the mandate,” “freedom not force” and “no jabs for jobs,”

Southwest set its deadline the first week of October under a federal vaccination mandate for employees of companies holding contracts with the U.S. government. But workers can seek medical or religious exemptions. Workers have until late November to comply with the vaccine mandate.

Employers who have embraced vaccine mandates have suffered greatly in recent weeks, as Americans continue to exercise their right to bodily sovereignty in the face of growing pressure to receive the jab.

Just a week ago, Southwest Airlines was in the midst of a massive and troublesome cancelation of flights, with some estimates suggesting that nearly one third of the company’s entire fleet was grounded. Southwest was quick in trying to get out ahead of the controversy, blaming weather and air traffic control issues for the massive trouble, but astute researchers were quick to point out that ATC hadn’t suggested anything of the sort on their end, and that the percentage of all canceled flights that belonged to Southwest was indicative of a problem within the airline itself. Many began to suggest that the airline was suffering from the fallout of their coming vaccine mandate, and new evidence this week seems to refute the company’s claim to the contrary. Current and former Southwest Airlines workers gathered to protest recent COVID-19 vaccination mandates on Monday, Oct. 18. They gathered to celebrate “medical freedom” at the airline’s headquarters in Dallas. Chopper 11 flew over the group of hundreds of people holding signs that said, “Terminate the mandate,” “freedom not force” and “no jabs for jobs,” Southwest set its deadline the first week of October under a federal vaccination mandate for employees of companies holding contracts with the U.S. government. But workers can seek medical or religious exemptions. Workers have until late November to comply with the vaccine mandate. Employers who have embraced vaccine mandates have suffered greatly in recent weeks, as Americans continue to exercise their right to bodily sovereignty in the face of growing pressure to receive the jab.

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