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For Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government, more battle tanks and jet fighters are on their way from the United States.

Cairo’s military link to Washington has remained intact, meaning the U.S. will continue to modernize the biggest military in Africa – even as President Mohammed Morsi has decreed near-absolute power for himself and his supporters and opponents battle outside his palace.

Analysts say Egypt’s military buildup presents risks for Washington – and Israel – with the growing influence of the Brotherhood, whose overriding goal is to establish Shariah, or Islamic, law worldwide.

A Pentagon statement to The Washington Times on Thursday said: “We are always reviewing our foreign assistance to make sure foreign assistance advances U.S. objectives and is being used for the right purposes.”

For now, Egypt is due 200 M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, the same mechanized firepower manned by American soldiers, bringing Egypt’s inventory to a robust 1,200.

Also in the pipeline is a squadron of the Air Force F-16 Falcon, a multipurpose warplane able to dogfight and drop ordnance.

The government awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. a contract in March 2010 for 20 F-16s, the last to be delivered next year. That would increase Egypt’s total fleet to 240, according to a company press release at the time.

“Egypt has far and away the largest army in Africa,” said Egypt analyst Robert Springborg, a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

The billions of dollars in U.S. military aid – in annual $1.3 billion stipends – have made the Egyptian air force the fourth-largest F-16 operator among 25 countries. Egypt’s 4,000 tanks, including the 1,000 or so M1A1s, make it the world’s seventh-largest tank army.

“This is a pretty substantial capacity that they have developed,” Mr. Springborg said.

‘A top regional priority’

In Cairo, the Egyptian army sealed off the president’s palace with M-60 tanks and barbed wire Thursday, a day after Morsi supporters and detractors clashed outside the residence. At least six people were killed Wednesday.

What’s more, another member of Mr. Morsi’s 17-member advisory board resigned to protest his handling of the growing crisis over his power grab and a controversial draft constitution approved by his Islamist allies. So far, seven people have resigned from his advisory panel.

A referendum on the constitution is scheduled for Dec. 15, and the Muslim Brotherhood is strongly advocating its ratification.

Meanwhile, Frank Gaffney, a senior defense policymaker in the Reagan administration, has been warning about the rise of the Brotherhood as it relates to the U.S.

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A referendum on the constitution is scheduled for Dec. 15, and the Muslim Brotherhood is strongly advocating its ratification.

I can't see why so many people are opposed to a voter referendum. Isn't that what democracy is all about? Those who oppose the proposed constitution should mobilize their people and turn them out on election day because the Brotherhood will certainly turn their people out.






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“My principal concern with the Obama administration’s approach to Egypt is they seem oblivious to the fact it is now in the hands of a regime that is deeply hostile to the United States and certainly poses an immediate threat, I believe, to our friends in Israel,” said Mr. Gaffney, who runs the Center for Security Policy.

“Under those circumstances, it is alarming that they are continuing to arm Egypt in a way that can only exacerbate the threat.” Mr. Morsi, a Brotherhood leader before his election, relies on the global fraternity as a power base.

“There are two things that are troubling,” Mr. Gaffney said. “One is the sheer quantity of the weapons that these enemies of the United States have inherited, let alone those they will be getting if we continue to make arms sales with them. The second is the quality of these weapons.”









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Most of the crap we ship abroad generally is stripped down of the fancy gear.





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For Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government, more battle tanks and jet fighters are on their way from the United States.

Cairo’s military link to Washington has remained intact, meaning the U.S. will continue to modernize the biggest military in Africa – even as President Mohammed Morsi has decreed near-absolute power for himself and his supporters and opponents battle outside his palace.



So now the Libyans, and the Egyptians, can use our weapons against us.....


Who's next? Will this administration start arming Iran....









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CajunAngele
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Imagine if Obama were Bush or a republican President. What would the headlines be?

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1. Dereliction of Duty.

Dereliction of duty is a specific offense under United States Code Title 10,892. Article 92 and applies to all branches of the US military. A service member who is derelict has willfully refused to perform his duties (or follow a given order) or has incapacitated himself in such a way that he cannot perform his duties. Such incapacitation includes the person falling asleep while on duty requiring wakefulness, his getting drunk or otherwise intoxicated and consequently being unable to perform his duties, or his vacating his post contrary to regulations. Article 92 also applies to service members whose acts or omissions rise to the level of criminally negligent behavior.

* Dereliction of duty may also be used to describe an elected official failing to perform his duty. If an elected official is found guilty of dereliction of duty, he may be impeached.

2. Treason.

noun (Concise Encyclopedia)

Offense of attempting to overthrow the government of one’s country or of assisting its enemies in war. In the U.S., the framers of the Constitution defined treason narrowly—as the levying of war against the U.S. or the giving of aid and comfort to its enemies—in order to lessen the possibility that those in power might falsely or loosely charge their political opponents with treason.

Obama Gives Egypt $450 Million 2 Weeks After Protesters Storm US Embassy

Keep in mind the last time Obama gave the Muslim Brotherhood our money he usurped congress to do it. Even his democrats said no.

Letter: Obama should be impeached over Benghazi deaths






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The billions of dollars in U.S. military aid – in annual $1.3 billion stipends – have made the Egyptian air force the fourth-largest F-16 operator among 25 countries. Egypt’s 4,000 tanks, including the 1,000 or so M1A1s, make it the world’s seventh-largest tank army.


then why are we still giving them money and gear!






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CajunAngele
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Imagine what they are doing with the billions Obama gave them.





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CajunAngele
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where are the Obama drool hardy progressives? Why are they not screaming for impeachment of Obama when they know damn well they would be if Obama were anyone but a democrat.





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REPORT: Muslim Brotherhood's torture chambers

Yet Obama, Hillary and our media support them?







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I can't see why so many people are opposed to a voter referendum. Isn't that what democracy is all about?


Screw democracy.






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What an idiot thread! If you support True Democracy then you don't post threads like this. You must have heard this on Fox!

Don't you watch unbiased news? Egypt is in the throws of becoming a Free and Democratic Country! The Egyptian peoples fight for Freedom will go on for many years to come just like it did when the United States was born.

And it's not unlike the battles we still have in our country where religion wants to rule the government.






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What is "True Democracy" and what good is democracy when your rights are up for vote? And if you have such a high opinion of what Egypt is becoming, put your money where your mouth is and move there.

You complain about religion wanting to rule government while singing the praises of democracy. Idiot.






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I can't see why so many people are opposed to a voter referendum. Isn't that what democracy is all about? Those who oppose the proposed constitution should mobilize their people and turn them out on election day because the Brotherhood will certainly turn their people out.
Democracy works when you have the consent of the governed. What Muslims haven't seemed to learn is that forcing a take it or leave it choice does not result in true consent. There were no discussions among delegates of the people to draft the proposed constitution. Thus objectionable provisions were not subject to compromise and consensus building. The people are given a take it or leave it choice. That's not exactly how the concept of democracy works in western cultures.

Suppose the Israelis held a referendum on whether or not to annex all land with Jewish settlements and expel all non-Jews. Why would you possibly object? It would just be democracy in action if every adult has the right to vote. So what if the electorate and dissemination of information is skewed to arrive at a pre-determined outcome. The people will have spoken.






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I can't see why so many people are opposed to a voter referendum. Isn't that what democracy is all about?
The only problem with democracy is if the voters vote to end it.






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So now the Libyans, and the Egyptians, can use our weapons against us.....


Who's next?
Syria.






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Who's next?


SYRIA.......






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Just so we are clear ending this aid means beyond pissed off us defense contractors who will lose some money, Egypt will very quickly cancel its treaty with Israel. Perhaps this doesn't bother you, but it should be kept in mind.





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Anybody think American-supplied arms being used against Americans would be a scandal under a Republican president?





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Frank Gaffney


Yep, when I have a question about foreign policy, Gaffney is my "go to" ideologue . . .sorry, I mean source.






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