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CajunAngele
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Obama Regime To Give 20 F-16 Fighter Jets To Muslim Brotherhood-Run Egypt





Our tax dollars hard at work.

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The US will supply Egypt with 20 F-16 fighter jets as part of a billion dollar aid package, FoxNews reported. The first four jets will be delivered on January 22, after undergoing examinations in Fort Worth, Texas.

The deal was signed in 2010 during the reign of Hosni Mubarak. But given the political instability sweeping the country, some have begun to wonder whether it is wise to donate fighter jets to an already 200 strong air force fleet.

Quoting Malou Innocent, a foreign policy expert, FoxNews said: “Should an overreaction (by Egypt) spiral into a broader conflict between Egypt and Israel, such a scenario would put US officials in an embarrassing position of having supplied massive amounts of military hardware … to both belligerents.” The report added that: “Given Washington’s fiscal woes, American taxpayers should no longer be Egypt’s major arms supplier.”

Republican Congresswomen Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwomen of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, criticized the military aid to Egypt. “The Obama administration wants to simply throw money at an Egyptian government that the president cannot even clearly state is an ally of the United States,” she said.

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tigeraddict
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great marketing strategy... give away some cheaper F-16s for free then have Israel come to us wanting to BUY some F-15s. Then Saudi will want some F-15s to counter Israel's increased numbers...

give a few F-16s (<$20m/ea) then sell a lot more F-15s (~$30m/ea)







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ehidal1
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The US will supply Egypt with 20 F-16 fighter jets as part of a billion dollar aid package







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nobodytooimportant
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Are you going to post a new thread every time the Obama administration approves the same military aid package that has been approved by every administration since Reagan?

Since you are clearly against such AID, that follows that you must be against the Egyptian peace treaty with Israel as the only thing keeping that from falling apart is US aid.






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Hugo Stiglitz
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"This is a great day for Lockheed Martin and a testament to the enduring partnership and commitment we have made to the government of Egypt," said John Larson, vice president, Lockheed Martin F-16 programs. "We remain committed to providing our customer with a proven, advanced 4th Generation multirole fighter."

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The $213 million order, which is paid for by U.S. taxpayers and is part of Egypt's foreign aid package from America, had to be approved by lawmakers in Washington.While the basic F-16 has been a military workhorse for top air forces for more than 25 years, the cockpit electronics are constantly updated and the models Egypt is getting are the best defense contractor Lockheed Martin makes.


Weapons: Serious Business.










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Drew Orleans
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So we have to give super advanced weapons to two countries wanting to kill eachother so they keep their promise, not to kill eachother.

That seems a bit retarded, don't you think?

1st: Giving weapons to both sides of a fight, to keep them from fighting seems stupid to anyone with a brain.

2nd: Why the hell should we have to give them anything at all so they don't fight? If they want to fight, let them. Who gives a damn?

We should handle our business and let them handle theirs.



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RCDfan1950
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Highly problematic. No way those beards go under the flight apparatus.

Stimulus money in action.






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Hugo Stiglitz
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1st: Giving weapons to both sides of a fight, to keep them fighting seems stupid to anyone with a brain.


Not for arms dealers (U.S. Government)







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Drew Orleans
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So we give them away?





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NimbleCat
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the cockpit electronics are constantly updated and the models Egypt is getting are the best defense contractor Lockheed Martin makes.

That is the kicker. Usually the USA does not export the best electronics packages.

China will be reverse engineering it in 3 months.
Hail Obama! Hail!

And the spineless bitches in Congress.







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50Mullets
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Are we at least putting an easter egg in the avionics to kill the engines when our fighters have to shoot them down?





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Hugo Stiglitz
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So we give them away?

The Government pays Lockheed Martin To build them $$$ (U.S. jobs)

Government gives away and sells $$$$

Government pays for more to be built $$$$

All thanks to the hard working middle class tax payers who probably can't even afford health insurance.






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Patrick O Rly
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re: Obama Regime To Give 20 F-16 Fighter Jets To Muslim Brotherhood-Run Egypt


The moral relativism is strong with this one.





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OleWar
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You forgot

Lockheed Martin pays Congress (lobby) To build them $$$ (U.S. jobs

Military program managers argue this is ideal way to keep production lines open, get good efficiency reports, collect retirement and get job with Lockheed Martin upon retirement. $$$






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Drew Orleans
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Seems counter-productive and potentially dangerous to me.

Are we selling them AMRAAMs too?






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bamafan1001
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Who cares if this has been done for a long time. We are giving serious firepower to a country now run my Muslim extremists. It needs to stop





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PsychTiger
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nobodytooimportant


So who's alter is this?






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Radiojones
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So who's alter is this?


It has to be the housemate.






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PsychTiger
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It has to be the housemate.


Pics?






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Womski
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1. Egypt does not have the pilot training to make these jets half as effective as they need to be.

2. They cannot afford the maintenance to keep them flying on a regular basis. Therefore the advanced systems you are concerned about will not be utilized to their maximum potential.

3. Anything we give away, China already has.

4. We have been giving/selling F-16s away since Reagan. The airplane is a Cold War fighter that debuted almost 40 years ago. I don't think it's anything to worry about.



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