Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Here’s a passage from p. 184 of Mark Singer’s Citizen K that may be of interest to veterans who spent time aboard military aircraft or armored vehicles. It talks about one of the jobs Brett Kimberlin had while in prison—

At Oxford, he was assigned as a quality-control clerk at a prison factory that manufactured cables for military aircraft and tanks. His task was to inspect the finished goods. Each day, he said, he did his work quickly and then tried to immerse himself in a book, but the prison guard who was his overseer objected to his reading on the job. When he persisted, the guard threatened to give him a “shot”—to write an incident report that could lead to disciplinary action. So he stopped bringing a book to work, he said, and instead devoted his time to sabotage. “I’d run the cables through quality control,” he said. “I’d check them. I’d sign off on them. And then I’d cut some of the damn wires.”

7 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


  1. I’ve flown or drove in most vehicles in the Army (and Air Force) inventory. The thought that this scumbag would put peoples lives in danger for no other reason than his own sadistic enjoyment is infuriating. Here is an open invitation to Kimberlin. You name the time and place and I’ll make sure me and a bunch of other vets show up so you can explain to us exactly why you thought it was a good idea to put our lives in danger. Deal? But Kimberlin is a coward so I know he won’t have it in him to man up and actually accept.


  2. I was in the army in the 1980’s on an air defense gun and we kept getting bad cables. It took forever to diagnose the problem. It was a 2 inch cable that had 75 pins and went from the distribution box to the radar transmitter. It took about 6 months to find out that the cables were made in prison and they were sabotaged. Some had bad wires and some had pins stuck threw them. Makes me wonder, about 25% of our guns were down for 6 months.


  3. I blame the people that allowed him any quality control over any equipment for any purpose, let alone a military purpose.

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